2 Tacoma artists awarded Artist Trust grants

The Washington state nonprofit arts organization Artist Trust has announced two Tacoma artists will receive grants through the organization’s Grants for Artist Projects program.

Tacoma poet Kevin Miller will receive a grant to assist with the completion of a manuscript tentatively titled Smoke and Miracles. Miller, a retired public school teacher, is the author of Home & Away: The Old Town Poems (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2009), Everywhere Was Far (Blue Begonia Press, 1998), and Light That Whispers Morning (Blue Begonia Press, 1994).

Tacoma visual artist Jeremy Mangan will receive a grant to assist with travel to Bannack, Mont., to create new work based on this experience. In addition to travel, the funding will be used for a digital camera so that he can record material during the trip, as well as photograph his own work. Mangan’s work was included in the 10th Northwest Biennial at Tacoma Art Museum.

In total, Artist Trust will award $73,348 to 50 artists for projects in all artistic disciplines. Award recipients receive a maximum of $1,500 for their projects. Artist Trust received 558 applications. A complete list of recipients of the 2013 Grants for Artist Projects program is available online at artisttrust.org/index.php/award-winners/current.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. More information is available online at artisttrust.org.