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AND THE 2016 GENIUS NOMINEES ARE…



ART

Barbara Earl Thomas
Rob Rhee
Mario Lemafa

PERFORMANCE

Noelani Pantastico
Emily Chisholm
That’swhatshesaid

LITERATURE

Lindy West
Robert Lashley
Wave Books

FILM

Mel Eslyn
Tracy Rector
Sandy Cioffi

MUSIC

Erik Blood
Silas Blak
Hardly Art Records



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, and learn more about the work you should not miss in Seattle's thriving arts world.

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