I’m currently a freelancer who has worked part-time, full-time, on contract, and in organizations I founded, as an editor, writer, researcher, nonprofit executive, organizer, and artist.
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I’m intentionally a generalist, matchmaker, and creator of both short-lived and long-lasting enterprises, projects, conversations, and events. Some I’ve left or closed down on purpose. I work with words and ideas, and almost always in concert with others. I’m glad to be over 70, and I’m exploring my “eighth layer” with enthusiasm and purpose, wonderful friends, family, and two grandkids.
More about my work
I currently work with the Jini Dellaccio Project sponsored by Artist Trust and have just completed a year as the inaugural Alum in Residence at the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design. Earlier, I was the first executive director of Grantmakers in the Arts (1999-2008) and co-editor of its journal, the GIA Reader (1991-2009). Examples of current and recent contract work include editing for Lucy Bernholz, editing/planning for the Community Democracy Workshop, and facilitating retreats for Copper Canyon Press and Soil, an artist collective. I’ve led or helped instigate the start-up of nonprofit, for-profit, and informal enterprises including Penny U, a conversation series about work with Town Hall Seattle (2014-present); the Community Democracy Workshop (2009-14); What’s Up?, an informal monthly conversation with artist Carolyn Law (2002-13); Arts Wire, a national online network for the arts (1989-95); Artist Trust, a nonprofit supporting Washington state artists (1986); Artech, a for-profit art-handling company (1978), and and/or, an artists’ organization (1974-84). The Anne Focke Gallery in Seattle’s City Hall acknowledges my contributions to the city, where I’ve lived for over 40 years.
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