BIPOC Sustainable Tiny Art House Community

Fundraising campaign by carol williams
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Raised offline: $1,160.00
Total: $2,460.00
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Artists of color and their families are leaving Seattle like rats leaving a sinking boat!


The goal of this Campaign is to raise funds to purchase 1 acre of land (at least - or have the land donated) in/and/or around Seattle, WA and build permanently placed on foundations, 25 tiny eco village/houses that are sustainable, energy efficient and a place that artists of color can live affordably in community with their peers and or family.

Why Now?

The cost of living, the COVID 19 and in particular, because we as artists are unable to invest in our own communities financially due to numerous obstacles facing communities of color. Most artists have a low median household income, a lack of affordable available rental housing with high median home prices. This means that residents have trouble acquiring homes and could potentially lead to homelessness.

The goal is to keep Seattle Artist of Color IN SEATTLE and to allow them to OWN their first starter house that could be used to purchase their dream house later or provide funds for other dreams.


I would like the option for artists to rent to purchase. Each Tiny House would be built around $10,000 to $20,000 each. I would like to partner with local agencies like YouthBuild, Habitat for America and Homesight to be able to give skills to local businesses.

1 acre = 43,560 Sq Ft

20,000 Sq Ft = built and laid out for amenities (Community Art Studio Space, Community Indoor/outdoor Kitchen, Play area for children, Community Garden, Firepit, etc.)

23, 560 Sq Ft would be the actual 20 tiny houses, sidewalks, street access

The cost of land (without a house on the property) is cheaper to buy in Seattle, than purchasing land with a house on it - I have priced land anywhere from $43,000 (Duvall) to $163,000 (Island communities)


The goal is raise enough funds to be able to launch this project within a year or sooner.


Carol Rashawnna Williams


2014PhD Art as Education – Argosy University (2 years - incomplete)

2003MA Organizational Development/Systems Renewal: Emphasis;

Youth Leadership and Diversity/Cultural Competence

– Antioch Seattle University

1997 BA Advanced Studio Fine Arts: Painter – The Evergreen State College Contracts & Leadership Skills


2020 - current Contracted Consultant Community-Organized Resource Development (CORD)

The Community Economic Development Conservancy Partnership (CEDCP) creates and manages a portfolio of interacting Initiatives with on-the-ground Projects has been working with impacted peoples to achieve sustainable inclusive economic development through communal retention, conservation, and/or acquisition of real estate property ownership and stewardship in historically and/or recently occupied neighborhoods (place-based) and communities (affinity-based) that have, are, or will be subjected to systemic social-cultural-economic disenfranchisement by segregation and gentrification. Each CEDCP Initiative addresses multiple Equity Drivers through its Project Prototypes. There are currently five "Initiatives" that encompass over $200 million potential for community and real estate development projects, and represent somewhere between 200-600 living/working units. Building opportunities for Artists & Gentrified Seattle Residents to purchase property in Seattle

2019 - current Contracted Consultant - Artist New Deal (AND) - A project led by an artist organizer community. It emerges from a collective desire to support grassroots arts organizers working in WA State. Build a Community of Practice for Washington's State Artist Organizers

2019 -2020 Contracted Consultant - Rainier Avenue Business Coalition - Building the Hillman City Business District

2018 -2020 Co-Executive Director - Community Arts Create:

2018-2019 Gallery Curator - Hillman City Collaboratory

2017 Program Administrator - Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District

2017/2018 Gallery Director - Gallery 110

2017/2018 Consultant - Building Art Space Equitably (BASE) - Office of Arts & Culture, City of Seattle

2014/2015 Director EcoArts Program - Nature Consortium

2012King County Employment Specialist - Mural Artist Consultant at the Kent Mural Project

2012/2014 Program Coordinator - Career and Employment at YouthBuild, Youthcare

2009/2012 Student Success Specialist - Upward Bound at NSCC, Seattle, WA

2007/2009 Real Estate Agent - John L Scott, Tacoma, WA

2003 Program Coordinator - Young Leaders of Promise, Center for Ethical Leadership

2002 Lead Employment Specialist - YWCA Youth Opportunities

1999-2001 Program Manager - The Working Zone, YWCA – Art Employment Program for Youth who were houseless (The Zine and The Tile Program, Seattle Youth Garden Works & Job Center)

1995 & 1998Teacher, Health Resource Developer and Job Placement Coordinator - Head Start

1997 Trained to lead - Vista-Americorps



2020 The Evergreen State College - Invitational Speaker for TEDx Talks

2019 Art & Lecture Series at The Evergreen State College:

2019 Speaker Seattle City Hall on the TUFF panel:

2019 Conference Panelist:

2017 Event Presenter, Art as Social Justice Workshop - The Back-Bone Campaign

2017 Presenter: Multicultural Environmental Event - Islandwood at Seattle Antioch University Event Presenter: Art Leadership, Race & Climate Justice

2017 People’s Movement Environmental Conference - workshop: Environmental Mask Warriors; Art as action, social justice & tools - Event Presenter

2017 Certified International Environmental Leadership Corps 3 Day Intensive Certification via President Al Gore Trainer/Facilitator/Mentor

2017 Race & Climate Justice Leadership Team Facilitator – Event: Tax Carbon

2017 Grand Cinema Theatre Art Group Invitational Facilitator - After Movie Discussion ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Tacoma WA


2016 - Current Brush Capades

2019 Community Arts Create - Mural - Community Paint Day

2019 3 Day workshop on ‘Belonging’, permanent art placement at The Evergreen State College

2019 Climate Justice Large Scale Art Engagement Installation & 3 Workshops at Seattle University

2019 Arts Restoration - Training, K-Love 4 Art, Leadership Apprentice

2019 Art & Environment - Career Fair Speaker, Cleveland High School, Seattle, WA

2017 Tacoma Art Museum 30 Americans Exhibition - Identity Mask Making Class - Art Diversity Trainer

2017 Weeklong African Mask Making - Seattle Public Schools Lawton Elementary School Teaching Artist

2017 Art in the Park Installation –Theme DOORS: What does home mean to you? Coyote Central – Hit the Streets – Lead Art Teacher

2016 Large Scale Mask Making - Exhibited in the UMOJA Parade Coyote Central - Teaching Artist

2016 Gage Academy - Bellevue Art Museum: Mono-prints month of June - In Residence Teaching Artist

2016 Women of Color Healing Group: Black Lives Matter - Event Facilitator

2016 Art & Environment - Seattle Middle College Seattle Public - Presenter

2016 Women of Color Speak Out - Event Facilitator

2014 - 2018 Leadership Team at Race & Climate Justice - Founder/ Facilitator

2014 - 2018 ARTifACTS Collaborative Arts Collective - Founder/ Facilitator

2006 - 2012 Employment Job Coach/Mentor Trainings and Workshops for underserved communities


Honorable Mentions

2020 COVID Mural in Pioneer Square thru Pioneer Square Alliance and Pioneer Business Development

2020 Awarded James and Jannie Washington Foundation Artist in Residency

2020 Artist Juror for National Youth Art Competition - National Environmental Agency

2019 Artist in Excellence Award: Awarded 2019 Seattle African American Artist, by the Dr. James & Jannie Washington Foundation

2019 Nominated Kennedy Center Artist

2019 Nominated Rachels Community Award

2019 Awarded SUVAIR Residency at Seattle University

2019 Public Art Acquisition - Sculpture; Tambourine, Permanent Placement, The Evergreen State College, Lobby of the Music Department

2019 Selected Adjudicator for the Seattle Environmental Leadership Awards - Sustainable Seattle

2019 Awarded Movingworld Institute 6 Month Fellowship Coaching & Scholarship

2019 Awarded Common Field Conference Scholarship & and 1 Year Membership

2018 BASE Cohort Consultant -1 year placement - Planning team and workshop facilitator, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture - Building Art Space Equitably (BASE)

2018 Awarded Garboil Conductive Grant Recipient - 4 Culture & Artist Trust $3,000

2018 Awarded 1st Public Art Sculpture at Seattle Center Sculpture Walk - City of Seattle, Office ofArts & Culture, $5,000

2018 Awarded 3 Day Intensive Public Art Boot Camp – City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture

2018 Accepted to 3 Month Artist Residency 6 - 8/2018 & Scholarship: AADK Spain International platform of research and contemporary creation, 30540 Blanca | Murcia | Spain | [email protected]

2018 - 2020 Accepted Creative Advantage Artist Roster - City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture

2018 Nominated Environmental Artist Award – Sustainable Seattle

2018 Event Invitational - Panelist & Facilitator Seattle Race Conference; Art, Race & Climate Justice

2018 - 2020 Accepted Artist of Color Roster - City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture

2018 Grant Juror for Artists Projects - Thru Artist of Color Expo & Symposium (ACES) Shunpike and City of Seattle Office of Arts of Culture

2017 Selected Juror for the Conductive Garboil Award, Artist Trust and 4 Cultur

2017 Nominated James W Ray Award - Artist Trust

2017 Grant Award 4 Culture Artist Community Grant – 4 Culture $5,000

2017 Accepted Creative Advantage Artist Roster – City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

2017 Event Invitational Islandwood Environmental Conference at Antioch, University – Presentation: Art as Climate Leadership through Story & Engagement

2017 Accepted City of Seattle Non-Profit Assistance Center: 9 Month Non-Profit Executive Director Cohort Training

2017 Event Invitational Facilitator Speaker Presenter with International Artist Claire Tancon at Black Zone: Art as Social Justice

2016 Accepted Women on the Rise Conference - Artwork Featured

2016 Selected as Featured Artist Talk Show Radio: The New Urban Unlimited, w/ Hiawatha D

2015 Invitational Speaker/Exhibitor Whidbey Institute’s Climate Collaborative Conference - Presentation and Artwork Exhibition

2015 Art Acquisition City of Seattle, Office of Arts and Culture

2014 Nominated ‘Fell From the Sky Award’ by Famous Artist Marita Dingus

2014 Artwork Awarded 1st Place Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition WA State Convention and Trade Center

2014 - 2020 Accepted Ethnic Artist Roster, City of Seattle - Office of Arts and Culture

2011 - 2012 Appointed Training of the Facilitators Professional Diversity Staff Development North Seattle Community College



2020 Paul Jackson at iBrother

2020 Seattle Central College Documentary - Jordan

2020 CNN Interview

2020 Crosscut Interview

2020 King 5 News Interview

2020 PBS Interview

2019 Art & lecture Video Series - The Evergreen State College

2019 Cascadia Magazine - ‘WATER’ Painting featured artwork

2019 DECEMBER -The Evergreen State College Alumni Magazine Interview

2019 South Seattle Emerald Newspaper:

2019 The Globalist Newspaper:

2019 Seattle Times Newspaper:

2019 Structure for Stability: Recommendations for Preserving Cultural Space, Consultant Special Thanks, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture

2019 Published (released winter 2019) Seattle, WA’s Top African American Artists Producer - Barry Johnson

2019 Published Video Series - Artists Collective for Equitable Development (ACED)

2018 iBrother interview

2018 Published in Blue Cone Studios - Seattle Artists Book: ‘The Relevant Unknowns’

2018 Published in Onyx Fine Arts Book ‘Truth Be Told’ African American Artists of Seattle

2018 Featured Radio Interview KUOW - It’s time to broaden the definition of Black Art, CRW

2018 REDEFINE Magazine - Featured article: Race & Art in a Displaced Culture

2018 ARCADE Magazine - Featured article and on the Cover: Art, Race and Gentrification in


2017 Radio Interview: Black art and the female identity – Hiawatha D Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions:

2020 Office of Arts & Culture, City of Seattle - July 2020 at King Street Station Gallery

2019 Featured Artist - Seattle Impact HUB

2019-2021 Vioure 9 Paintings selected for exhibition

2019 I5 Pho

2019 Sustainable Seattle, commissioned to design engagement art pieces for Environmental Leadership Award Fundraiser

2019 Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA - Large Scale Installation: ‘For the Record’

2019 Seattle University Master of Fine Arts Gallery - Large Scale Student Engagement Installation

2018 Tashiro Kaplan Le Colourer Gallery - Installation: Borders, Boundaries & Beehives; A Collective Viewpoint on Race & Climate

2018 Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts VCR - Exhibition: Conquest of Nature

2018 Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts VCR - Video and Public Conversation Re-defining Black Art

2018 Resilience Environmental Summit at Seattle University

2018 Café Vita, Pioneer Square

2016 Georgetown Arts Cultural Center, Seattle, WA


Group Exhibitions:

2019 Seattle Impact HUB, curator Eli Lara

2019 City of Seattle Ethnic Heritage Gallery, King Street Station, Office of Arts & Culture

2019 Pacific Northwest Ballet, at

2019 Kirkland Arts Center: Capability; Gun Violence - Installation ‘Body Bag’

2019 C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2019 i5 Pho, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

2018 August, Centro Negra, Blanca, Spain

2018 July, Centro Negra, Blanca, Spain

2018 Onyx Fine Art Gallery, Pacific Plaza Mall, WA

2018 SPACE Gallery, Sandpoint, WA

2018 C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018 CoCa Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017 Black Zone Pop-up Gallery

2017 We The People Exhibit, Westlake Park

2017 Turning to Stardust – University of Washington School of Social Work Exhibition

2017 Seattle Design Festival - Tree Forest Installation on Prison Industrial Complex

2017 Selected to Out of Site Exhibition - A Survey of the Best Pacific Northwest Artists, curated

by Susan Surface

2017 Phinney Art Gallery NW Art Competition Exhibit, Seattle, WA


Professional Visual Artist

Professional Visual Artist


  • Eliza Brumer Cohn
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2021
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  • Em Piro
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2020
  • Thanks for your great work! I'm making small donations to many groups this year, and grateful to have gotten an inside glimpse at KLove's work. Looking forward to what 2021 will bring!

  • Sustainable Seattle
  • Donated on Oct 16, 2020
  • Grateful to support such a promising and visionary initiative.

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Jan 10

Fiscally Sponsored!

Update posted by carol williams at 02:08 pm

Short 2021 Update!Happy New Year to AllGreat News this project is now Fiscally Sponsored by 501c3 organization Sustainable Seattle.More updates to come...

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Sep 15

Get Connected - Complete the Contact Info

Update posted by carol williams at 08:18 pm

Stay Connected: you a BIPOC Artist interested in purchasing your first starter house, or just interested in living in community of artists dedicated to the land and sustainable living practices, culture and communities and not able to purchase in Seattle because housing prices are just too high? Click on. . . . .

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Sep 15

Excited! Meeting with the code and zoning person today :)

Update posted by carol williams at 06:52 pm

So excited to be meeting with the cities coding and zoning person today. After all the research, we have started to look at, the Arched Cabin designs as an option. They come in multiple sizes, and colors, which is ideal. Not sure if they would work, but in terms of. . . . .

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Sep 02

Proposed first sight - a simple model

Update posted by carol williams at 02:17 pm

This is a simple pic of the proposed first site rendered by our architect. This weekend at the time of healing event we raised $1,160. The architect has determined that we can fit between 6-8 tiny house on the spot.

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Jul 11

S2 - Sustainable Seattle Environmental Residency

Update posted by carol williams at 12:37 am

Great news!Carol has been accepted to the Sustainable Seattle Residency.This environmental residency is designed to assist with funding, networking and launching the sustainable tiny art house community. Stay tuned!

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Jun 12

Potential Land Opportunity

Update posted by carol williams at 07:19 pm

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May 20

Possible Property

Update posted by carol williams at 06:20 pm

So Excited!Today, I go look at a property that just might be the right fit!Once Property is attained, will be a lot easier to raise funds for this project!Wish me luck, sooo exciting...

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Donors & Comments

8 donors
  • Eliza Brumer Cohn
  • Donated on Apr 14, 2021
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  • Em Piro
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2020
  • Thanks for your great work! I'm making small donations to many groups this year, and grateful to have gotten an inside glimpse at KLove's work. Looking forward to what 2021 will bring!

  • Sustainable Seattle
  • Donated on Oct 16, 2020
  • Grateful to support such a promising and visionary initiative.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 15, 2020
  • Miles Pertl
  • Donated on Jul 12, 2020
  • Holly Eckert-Lewis
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2020
  • I love your vision and wish you all the best!

  • Rebecca Bloom
  • Donated on Jun 12, 2020
  • Martha Stroud
  • Donated on May 02, 2020
  • Thank you for contributing.



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