The Mayor’s Arts Awards has nominated 11 finalists this year, from over 350 nominations. Ellen Ferguson and Huong Vu were nominated under the Philanthropy Award, and Louie Gong was nominated under the Arts and Innovation Award.
Ferguson is the board co-chair at the Wing Luke Museum. She also serves on the board of the Burke Museum Association and has held leadership positions on the boards of other museum associations.
Vu is the Community Investor for Arts and Civic Engagement at Boeing. Her personal passions center on immigrant refugee rights, social justice, equity, and mentoring the next generation of leaders.
Gong is a Seattle-based artist and entrepreneur known for merging traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his urban environment to make strong statements about identity. A self-taught artist, Gong, who is of Nooksack, Chinese, French, and Scottish descent, has received international recognition for his body of work.
The winners will be announced at the Mayor’s Arts Award Ceremony on Sep. 2.