Ann Leda Shapiro, a self-identified woman visual artist, age 60 or over, is receiving an unrestricted $10,000 award from Artist Trust. The prize is in recognition of her more than 25 years committed to creating art.

β€œI am appreciative beyond words,” says Shapiro, β€œto have been selected for the Twining Humber award. To have my work seriously considered and seen, and to receive recognition and financial support is a first for me.”

This year, Artist Trust received 14 applications for this award, with six of them working and residing outside of King County. The Trust is a non-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists workin in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout the state.