SVCreates Emerging Artist Laurette
The SVLaureate program recognizes our region’s finest artists through a competitive process, using independent expert panels, and honor these artists with unrestricted cash prizes, promotion, and recognition with an award at the annual SVArts Awards.
“I’ve always been inspired by creative problem-solving. When working in theater and film, you come across a lot of interesting problems. I think the sense of empowerment doubles when one applies their personal creative wealth toward solving problems." - Tasi Alabastro
Leigh Weimer's Emerging Artist Award
"The “emerging” label doesn’t bother Alabastro at all, though; he actually embraces it.
“I believe for myself that the word ’emerging’ is just part of my core,” he told me following Wednesday’s award presentation at the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose. “I’m leaning harder into it and making it work for me. Life as an artist has been much easier knowing that. I’ll just pick up a new skill because I’m emerging.”" - Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News