Tiffany Li-Chin Lin and Paul Kikuchi, 2008 Artist Support Program.
Jack Straw Productions, the only nonprofit audio arts center in the Northwest, has awarded residencies in the 2008 Artist Support Program (ASP) and 2008-09 New Media Gallery Program to 23 artists spanning multiple disciplines and genres. For the 2008 cycle, we received nearly 100 applications for these two programs. The primary goal of Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs is to support audio as a vital medium in the arts. Our Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists opportunities to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Artists for Artist Support and New Media Gallery programs are selected by an interdisciplinary peer panel. Selected artists are listed below.
2008 Jack Straw Artist Support Program
Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of free recording and production time with an engineer in our studio; an additional 12 artists/teams receive matching awards. The opportunity to work in a large professional recording studio with experienced sound engineers is a boon to many artists who may not otherwise be able to afford to produce work in this setting. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Selected projects are presented to the public at our Artist Showcase/Meet the Artist events and Composer Spotlight series. Artists/Teams selected for the 2008 Artist Support Program are:
Barbie Danielle DeCarlo (
Gus Denhard (
Sound artist Susie Kozawa (
Greg Sinibaldi (
Bill Smith a.k.a. William O. Smith (
Curtis Taylor (
Pianist Tiffany Li-Chin Lin (
Srivani Jade (
Eric Barber (
Robert Blatt (
Samantha Boshnak (
Amanda Cole (Australia/New Zealand), singer, will form a duo with pianist Sandra Crawshaw (New Zealand) to record rarely performed 19th and 20th century art songs by Portuguese composers, with an introduction to Portuguese pronunciation and classical music.
Skiff Feldspar (
Amber Flame (
Beth Fleenor (
Robert Gallup (Seatte), sound artist, will create a structural soundscape of the Alaskan Way Viaduct using environmental sounds near the waterfront and sound recorded directly from the structure of the viaduct.
Dale Speicher (Seattle), percussionist, will record compositions for solo percussion by Robert Ashley, Morton Feldman, Charles Lipp, Iannis Xenakis, and Seattle composer
Brian Cobb (Seattle), composer, will record Campfire Songs, a song cycle representing one night on the pioneer trail, featuring poems by Walt Whitman, Hamlin Garland, Mary Austin, John Haines, and David Wagoner.
Chérie Hughes (Seattle), singer, and Roberto Limón (Mexico), guitarist, will record The Divian of Moses-Ibn-EzraI, Opus 207, a song cycle for voice and guitar set to poetry by 12th century philosopher Rabbi Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra, and composed by Jewish Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
Jessica Raymond (
For list of panelists and their bios, please click here.
The Jack Straw New Gallery is one of the world's only exhibition spaces focused primarily on sound art. Artists from various disciplines can present installation works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element, and the program enables artists to experiment with sound and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to three artists/teams are selected to receive 20 hours of free studio time with an engineer to realize the sound component of their project, and to exhibit their completed project in our gallery in 2009 for 8-12 weeks. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop/performance, and other events. Artists selected for the 2008-2009 New Media Gallery Program are:
Joel S. Kollin (
Brent Watanabe (
2008 Artist Support Program Panelists
Byron Au Yong, a composer and drummer, collaborates across disciplines and cultures with artists and activists around the world. His ceremonial musical events have been performed in
Steve Peters composes music and sound using field recordings, electronics, found objects, and various instruments. He makes site-specific sound installations, and performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union. His recordings have been released by OO Discs, Cold Blue,
John Seman is an active bassist, composer and archivist in
John Feodorov is a Seattle-based artist, musician, and an Assistant Professor of Art at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He was born in Los Angeles and comes from a mixed Native American and Euro-American descent. He grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs, regularly traveling to his family’s land on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Feodorov was featured in the first season of the PBS television series, “Art21: Art for the 21st Century” as well as in the companion book published by Harry N. Abrams. In addition, he has served as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Seattle. http://www.johnfeodorov.com
Lele McLeod graduated from the University of Washington with an honors degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Art History. After college, she began working with local art, serving as the Assistant Director of Vetri/William Traver Gallery and later as the Director of Foster/White. Lele spent a year in New York City, managing development and events for the not-for-profit arts organization, UrbanGlass. She then left New York for sunny California, where she sold historic paintings for Ray Redfern in Laguna Beach. Lele returned to Seattle in October 2006 to begin her own art gallery in Belltown with her lifelong friend, Buster McLeod. http://mcleodresidence.com
Dale Lloyd is a sound artist, label owner, graphic designer, producer, musician, and visual artist (among other interests and activities). In 2001, he founded and/OAR, a recording label committed to presenting environmental recordings and sound art that utilizes them to varying degrees. In 2003, and/OAR Diffusion was founded to help distribute releases from other recording labels. From 2001 to 2005, he produced the highly regarded series of field recording compilations for Phonography.org. Dale Lloyd's sound art has been released by labels such as Alluvial Recordings, Bremsstrahlung Recordings, Conv, Sirr.ecords, Non Visual Objects, Sonic Arts Network, Mu label, Mystery Sea, Petite Sono, S'Agita Recordings, Staalplaat / Open Circuit, Accretions, Psyclone, æ, World Domination / CZ Records, Praxis, Space Age Recordings, Shadow Puppet Recording Company. http://www.and-oar.org