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Larry Sommers Fellowship

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  • Budget: $2000.00
  • Eligibility: This fellowship is open to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest who are current members of Seattle Print Arts.

This fellowship exists to honor Larry Sommers (1953-2009), a founding member of Seattle Print Arts, known for his irreverent political prints, was also owner and operator of Inky Dink Press. Larry was a wonderful mentor, charismatic teacher and Instructional Technician at the University of Washington, and an integral part of the Seattle arts community.

The purpose of this fellowship is to support artistic excellence in the areas of print arts, book arts and works on, or of, paper. The award will provide a stipend of $2,000 to produce new work or to support a project in progress. This fellowship is open to artists residing in the Pacific Northwest who are members of Seattle Print Arts. Current members of the Seattle Print Arts Board are not eligible to apply for this, or any of our sponsored scholarships.

The selected artist will be determined by the artistic excellence of the work presented in the application, juried by a panel of arts professionals. The first $1,000 will be awarded when the artist is selected. The remaining $1,000 will be awarded after the artist’s presentation. In addition to the monetary award, the chosen artist will receive a one-year Seattle Print Arts membership.

The selected artist, or artist team, is required to present a talk about their work, at our Annual Meeting, to the Seattle Print Arts membership. If travel to the annual meeting in Seattle is not possible, the artist must provide a recorded video presentation prior to the event.

More Information: www.seattleprintarts.org