The 2010 Jack Straw Writers, selected by curator Jared Leising, are Roberto Ascalon, Brian Barr, Katherine Grace Bond, Bill Carty, Martha Clarkson, Amber Flame, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Marjorie Manwaring, Denise Calvetti Michaels, Tara Roth, Louise Spiegler, and Michael Dylan Welch.

Roberto Ascalon - Portrait

Roberto Ascalon READ MORE >

Brian Barr - Portrait

Brian James Barr READ MORE >

Katherine Grace Bond - Portrait

Katherine Grace Bond READ MORE >

Bill Carty - Portrait

Bill Carty READ MORE >

Martha Clarkson - Portrait

Martha Clarkson READ MORE >

Portrait of Amber Flame

Amber Flame READ MORE >

Esther Helfgott - Portrait

Esther Altshul Helfgott READ MORE >

Marjorie Manwaring - Portrait

Marjorie Manwaring READ MORE >

Denise Calvetti Michaels - Portrait

Denise Calvetti Michaels READ MORE >

Tara Roth - Portrait

Tara Roth READ MORE >

Louise Spiegler - Portrait

Louise Spiegler READ MORE >

Michael Dylan Welch - Portrait

Michael Dylan Welch READ MORE >

View Our Other Program Opportunities
Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs
Jack Straw Artist Support Program, Writers Program, and New Media Gallery Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallery Program offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.

Learn more

Jack Straw Artist Support Program
Paul Kikuci and Alice Gosti's How to Be a Partison

The Artist Support Program has been assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994, including writers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, theatre sound designers, radio producers, film makers, visual artists, and musicians and composers of all types. Every year, up to eight artists are awarded twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a Jack Straw engineer; an additional twelve artists receive matching awards for studio time.

Learn more

New Media Gallery
Installations by Joel Ong, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Carolyn Law

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Selected artists work with our engineers to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed.

Learn more