Susan Bennerstrom receives the Artist Trust 2020 SOLA Award

Artist Trust awards the 2020 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement to Ross Palmer Beecher of Seattle and three SOLA Awards to Susan Bennerstrom of Bellingham, Carol Gouthro of Seattle, and Barbara Sternberger of Bellingham.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given annually to a Washington State self-identified woman visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. The award is made possible by a generous gift to the Artist Trust Endowment Fund by Yvonne Twining Humber.

For the second year Artist Trust also offered the SOLA Awards, three $3,000 unrestricted grants. Founded in 2016 by Ginny Ruffner, SOLA, which stands for Support Old Lady Artists, was created to honor and reward women artists over the age of 60 for their energy, vision, persistence, and dedication to maintaining creative momentum over the long haul.