Our Members

Our work would not be possible without the support from the following schools, non-profit organizations, local arts agencies, businesses, and individuals. Thank you for your support and commitment to arts education!


Anacortes School District
Arts Supervisor Office of OSPI
Burley Glenwood Elementary
Carnation Elementary+
Cornish College of the Arts
Discovery High School
East Port Orchard Elementary+
Edmonds Community College
Elk Plain School of Choice
Explorer Academy
Ferrucci Junior High
Frederickson Elementary+
Friday Harbor Elementary
Kennydale Elementary
Richard Gordon Elementary
Manchester Elementary
Muckleshoot Tribal School
Olalla Elementary
Orchard Heights Elementary+
Parkwood Elementary+
Redmond High School Drama Boosters
Spanaway Elementary
Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences
Sidney Glen Elementary
South Colby Elementary
South Kitsap High School
Sunnyslope Elementary+
Westwood Elementary
Whitson Elementary

Super Schools

Adams Elementary+
Black Diamond Elementary^
Blix Elementary*
Carson Elementary*
Dearborn Park Elementary*
Enterprise Elementary**
Franklin Elementary**
Garfield Elementary*
Grant Center for the Expressive Arts*
Green Gables Elementary*
Kimball Elementary^
Madrona K-8**
Meeker Elementary**
Northeast Tacoma Elementary
Rocky Ridge Elementary+
South Shore K-8*
Southwood Elementary+
Spinning Elementary^
Stafford Elementary+
Van Asselt Elementary^
Viewlands Elementary**
Whitman Elementary*

*PAL Year 1 School
**PAL Year 2 School
^PAL Year 3 School
+PAL Alum

Non-Profit Members

911 Media Arts Center
Arts Impact
Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Creative Dance Center
Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation
EMP Museum
Henry Art Gallery
Jack Straw Productions
Living Voices
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
Museum of Northwest Art
Northwest Opera In Schools, Etc.
Pacific Ballroom Dance
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pottery Northwest
Powerful Schools
PT Artscape
Seattle Art Museum Education Department
Seattle Chamber Singers
Seattle Dance Project
Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle Theatre Group
Simple Measures
Studio East Training for the Performing Arts
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
The Esoterics
Village Theatre
Washington Music Educators Association
Washington State Arts Alliance
Washington State Thespian Society
Wing-It Productions

Local Arts Agencies

Allied Arts of Whatcom County
Auburn Arts Commission
Edmonds Arts Commission
Renton Arts Commission
Sammamish Arts Commission
Shoreline-LFP Arts Council

Business Members

Daily Bird Pottery
Henry Bischofberger Violins
Mills Music, Inc.
J.W. Pepper

In Memoriam

Andrea Allen; ArtsEd Washington Board President. Gift made anonymously.

Andrea Allen; ArtsEd Washington Board President.  Gift made by Barbara McKean.

Andrea Allen; ArtsEd Washington Board President.  Gift made by Nicole Stellner & Peter Ederhardy.

Natalie Malone; a promising artist. Gift made by Laurie Brown.

Burt A. Towne; a life-long arts educator. Gift made by Nicole Stellner & Peter Eberhardy.

Founders’ Circle

Andrea Allen*
Kathleen P. Allen
Sue Anderson
Susan Aurand
Anne Banks*
Frank & Denise Catalano*
Daisy Chapman
Bob Cooper
Kristen Corning-Bedford*
Deborah Currier
Lauren Domino*
Sue Elliott
Phyllis Ennes
Julia Garnett
Adina Gillett*
Sam Hayes
Lisa Jaret*
Gretchen Johnston
AnnRené Joseph
Jon Jurich*
Todd Langton*
Gina May
Una McAlinden*
Doug Poage
Charles Rathbun
Colleen Rozillis*
Michael Sandner*
Roxanne K. Shepherd*
Bryce Van Parys
Annette Woolsey

*Current Board Member

Individual Members

Ronald Adkins
James Andrews
Gina & Tim Anstey
Mari Atkinson
Scott Babin, DDS
Claudia Bach
Christine Bateman
Kurt Beattie
Norma Bedford
Karen Bell-Hanson
Carol Brewster
Vicky Broback
Alan Burke
Carolyn Butler
David Campbell
Christina Caravaglio
Jessica Case
Ted Chamberlain
Cynthia Chesak
Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Carol Coe
Jack Cornwall
Judy Cornwall
Susan Doyle
Rebekah Drapkin
Meredith Essex
Catherine Filippini
Jana Fisher
Terry Fitzgerald
Shelley Flores
Dina Franz
Mary Jane Fraser
Audrey Freudenberg
Carmen Gadison
B. Candy Gamble
Anne Gilbert
Terry Goetz
Alan Goodin
Gay Gorden
Carol Gould
D. Therese Griffing
Bruce Hall
Margaret Hall
Eve Hammond
Joanne Harding
Nicolette Harrington
Marie Harris
Rachel Harris
Keri Healey
Margot Hightower
Toni Hoffman
Jessica Holloway
Mary Lou Hunt
Kristen Hurst
Brian Jackson
Joyce Jaime
Teresa Jeffreys
Moe Jerome
Gretchen Johnston
Janel Kageler
Janice Karroll
Mimi Katano
Karen Kaushansky
Susan Keith
Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Gregory Kusnick
Cynthia La Mere-Kelly
Mary Langholz
Liz Law
Mireya Lewin
James Lourie
Mike Lowery
David & Michelle Massey
Tessa Matthey
Helen Maynard
Amy McBride
Andrew McMasters
Aimee Mell
Benjamin Moore
Melissa Nelson
Robin Nelson
Eileen Newton
Nancy Nole
Catherine Oberg
Cate Palmer
Leslie Pease
Linda Petersen
Deborah Phillips
Carolyn & Geoff Proehl
Nikki Przasnyski
Jennifer Rice
Elise Richman
Andrew Robertson
Susan Royce-Duncan
Roger Sample
Welling Savo Justin
Pam Schroeder
Kristi Shafer
Laura Shepherd
Sue Stewart
Thomas Stewart
David & Marcie Stone
Naomi Strom-Avila
Carol Stumpf
Margaret Swain
Marty Taucher
Kris Tucker
Carrie Van Buren
Ann Varkados
David Weatherred
Amanda Lee Williams

  • Get Involved

  • Closing the Gap:

    The Vital Connection Between Equitable Arts Provision & Student Success

    A peer forum for principals, assistant principals, and district administrators/elected leaders

    Presented by

    ArtsEd Washington (Principals Arts Leadership Program) &

    the Association of Washington School Principals

    Date: Tuesday, April 21     Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Location: Cornish Playhouse (Seattle Center) | 201 Mercer Street | Seattle, WA 98109

    Contact: Laurie Utterback | (206) 441-4501


    Principals and educational leaders won’t want to miss this compelling opportunity in two back-to-back events to explore an engaging (and effective) path to student and school success through the arts. (Continuing Education Clock Hours available for both events.)

    In the context of an increasingly complex K-12 landscape, where new testing and assessment models mean high demands and high stakes for educators, it can be tempting to push the arts to the sidelines. And yet, the arts–which are a core subject and part of the state definition of basic education–are a powerful tool to help both your students and your school achieve success.

    The arts teach students vital 21st-century skills such as: how to think critically and solve problems; how to observe and synthesize different pieces of information, ideas, and abstract concepts; and how to apply them in new, real-world ways. And effective arts integration can deepen students’ learning and understanding of concepts across every other academic subject as well. As our state adopts new learning standards and the new Smarter Balanced assessments, there has been a shift to a greater emphasis on this kind of deeper learning and understanding. Indeed, the arts can be one of your most valuable tools in meeting many of the goals you have for your students and school, including student engagement and increased attendance.

    Join us for a dynamic exploration of how closing the opportunity gap can help close the achievement gap. This event is a “leadership only” pre-workshop to the evening public lecture, CounterpARTS in Education: The Andrea Allen Memorial Lecture Series featuring Dr. Linda Nathan.


    During the afternoon workshop, participants will:

    • Develop a deeper understanding of how inequities in provision of arts learning correlate to a growing achievement gap.
    • Explore the Creative Advantage, a unique model to reinvest in student success through the arts, with Seattle Public Schools’ Carri Campbell and Gail Selhorst.
    • Discover real-world examples of effective arts integration to teach cross-curricular concepts in two workshops: a theatre and language arts lesson from Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE, and a visual art lesson aligned with Common Core math standards, led by art educator Carl Clausen.
    • Walk away with concrete ideas about how to close the achievement gap by closing the provision gap, and ready-to-use ideas to bring engaging, arts-integrated learning experiences into the classroom.


    Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the area’s many delicious restaurants or at the Seattle Center’s Armory. Then join us for ArtsEd Washington’s annual CounterpARTS in Education event featuring a premier thought leader in educational reform with over 3 decades of experience leading urban, bilingual schools to success through the arts.

    Why Arts?
    Confronting Issues of Race, Access, and Equity


    Dr. Linda Nathan

    Dr. Nathan will then join a panel with local Washington educators Gil Mendoza, Deputy Superintendent, OSPI, and Keisha Scarlett, Principals Leadership Coach and Former PAL Principal, Seattle Public Schools

    7:30 PM | Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

    Read more about CounterpARTS in Education and Dr. Linda Nathan here.

    Continuing Education Clock Hours available when you register for both the Principals Forum and CounterpARTS. Standard registration for the Principals Forum includes discounted admission to CounterpARTS in Education evening lecture.

    Standard Registration: $70 for afternoon workshop and evening lecture

    Afternoon Workshop Only (no lecture admission): $60

    Discounts available for principals and staff of ArtsEd Washington Member Schools, subject to verification. Please email programs@artsedwashington.org to verify pricing and eligibility. Both the afternoon and the evening events take place on the Seattle Center campus with abundant parking and dining options available.


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