AND THE 2015 GENIUS NOMINEES ARE…



ART

Dawn Cerny
Mary Ann Peters
Klara Glosova

PERFORMANCE

Matthew Smucker
Cherdonna
Charles Leggett

LITERATURE

Maria Semple
Ann Pancake
Yusef El Guindi

FILM

Mel Eslyn
Clyde Petersen
Scarecrow Video/Scarecrow Project

MUSIC

Steve Fisk
OC Notes
Chastity Belt



What Are the Genius Awards?

The Genius Awards, The Stranger's non-profit granting program, delivers $25,000 of cash support each year to local talented artists in the disciplines of visual art, literature, film, music, and theater. There is no application process for this honor and the program extends from the announcement of finalists in early summer to the annual awards show in early fall. Donations to the Genius Foundation are paid out in the form of art grants and free public access to the awards show

Arts editors at The Stranger begin deliberating on their nominations for the next round of finalists in the spring. Read all about our picks in the Summer issue of our arts quarterly, Seattle Art and Performance, on June 10 and learn more about the work you should not miss in Seattle's thriving arts world.

Catch up on what happened last year and join us at the 13th annual Genius Awards on September 12.

email: genius@thestranger.com with questions or ideas.