Arts Festival Foundation art instruction grants


February 13, 2020

Twenty-eight Art Instruction Grants totaling $27,000 were recently awarded by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation to educators and guest artists in the Edmonds School District.

The maximum award was $1,500, with requests ranging from $39 to the full amount. Proposals were evaluated to determine if they met criteria listed in the application.

Here are the local educators who received this year's grants, which can enable them to enhance quality art instruction in classrooms or to purchase equipment or materials to supplement existing visual art programs.

- Chase Lake Elementary: Francine Walsh and Justine Locke, Textured Knee Bowl: artist Julie Perrine

- College Place Elementary: Jessica Braun, Art Club T-shirts

- Edmonds-Woodway: Tanya Johnson, Potter's Wheel and Raku Firing

- Edmonds-Woodway: Julie Perrine, artist; Raku Sculpture: teacher Tanya Johnson

- Maplewood K-8 Parent Co-op: Jamie Samione, Body and Facial Expression Drawing Lessons: artist Mike O'Day

- Meadowdale High: Aleksey Aluf, Color Temperature: artist Angela Bandurka; Encaustic painting: artist Whitney Buckingham Beechie; and Sculpture and caricature: artist Mike O'Day

- Scriber Lake High School: Julianne Duncan, Darkroom Equipment for Photo Program

- Scriber Lake High: Julianne Duncan, Photography Equipment for Photo Program

- Scriber Lake High School: Carla Rosebrook, Glass Fusing Project: volunteer artist Lynn McMannus

- Sherwood Elementary: Katherine Mindt, Knitting club for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

Grant applications will again be available Oct. 1 at School staff members, area artists, and parents working with students at schools within the Edmonds School District boundaries are among those encouraged to apply.

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation gives more than $80,000 annually for art scholarships, educational grants to schools, and community grants to area non-profits; additionally it has given more than $1 million for public art installations and special projects throughout Edmonds.

All profit from the annual Edmonds Arts Festival in June goes toward funding of the Foundation's programs.

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