William Baran-Mickle

Title: 1) Independent Artist 2) Committee Member
Company: 1) Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 2) Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network 3) Arts and Humanities Bainbridge 4) Self-Employed
Location: Poulsbo, Washington, United States


  • Arts and Humanities Bainbridge, Public Art Committee (2014-2017) (chair, 2 years)
  • Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (co-founder) (board member 2011-2021)
  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (founding director, chairman, education committee, board member 2010-2017)
  • California College of the Arts
  • Kipaipai Fellow (2022)
  • Kitsap County Arts Board (founding board member, chair, 2004-2007)
  • Laird Norton Company (board member, 1989-1997)
  • Laird Norton Family Foundation (president, 5 years) (board member, 1994-2015)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology School of American Craftsmen
  • Seattle Metals Guild
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Syracuse University


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2022)
  • Recipient, Island Treasure Award, Island Treasure Foundation (2020)
  • Award Recipient, First Place in Applied Arts, European Confederation of Art Critics, London Biennale (2013)
  • Award Recipient, Third Place for Sculpture, European Confederation of Art Critics, Chianciamo Biennale (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Art,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2008) (2001-2002)
  • Recipient, President’s Award, Laird Norton Company (1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Art,” RR Bowker Publishing (1995-1996)
  • Recipient, Purchase Award, Art in Architecture National Competition (1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Crafts,” Rosen Publications (1993)
  • Artist Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts (1991)
  • Grantee, National Endowment for the Arts – Mid Atlantic Regional Fellowships (1989)
  • Recipient, Oxford Gallery Award for Sculpture, Rochester Fingerlakes Exhibition (1988)
  • Recipient, Merit Award, Crafts 20 National Competition (1986)
  • Recipient, Purchase Award, 37th Cedar City National (1978)
  • Recipient, International Art Critics Award, European Confederation of Art Critics, Chiaciano Biennale

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