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Mark Abrahamson

Date/Place of Birth:1944; Seattle, Washington
Now Residing At:Stanwood, Washington
Education: 1966 B.A. Chemistry, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
1970 D.D.S. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Awards/Commissions: 1996 The John Caldwell Photography Award
1995 Artist Trust Grant
1995 Washington State China Relations Council Travel Grant
1994 First Place, Matrix International, Sacramento, CA
1994 Purchase Award, LaGrange National Biennial, GA
1993 Purchase Award, Works on Paper, San Marcos, TX
1991 Artist Trust Grant
1987 Seattle Arts Commission Grant

Mark has exhibited his photographs extensively in national and international one person exhibitions and group exhibitions. They are also included in numerous prestigious and private collections around the world.

Katherine Ace

Date/Place of Birth:1953; Chicago, Illinois
Now Residing At:Portland, Oregon
Education: 1964-present Self Taught
1975 B.A. Ceramics Knox College
Awards/Commissions: 1996 Portland Symphony Cover Competition
1995 Student ChoiceSeattle,WA
1995 Northwest Poets & Artists Calendar Runner Up, WA
1994 Northwest Poets & Artists Calendar Runner Up, WA
1992 Second Place, Giving Thanks to Mother Earth... taking action to care, Austin, TX
1989 Rabbi S. Broudie, (oil portrait)
1988 Dr. H. Horwitz Estate (oil portrait)
1987 First Place, Invitational Christmas competition, Sacramento Magazine
1985 Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, Batavia Society of Artists 3rd Annual National Exhibition, CA
1985 Second Best of Show Award, Corsicana Annual National Juried Exhibition
1985 Certificate of Merit, Illustration West 24, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
1984 Certificate of Merit, Illustration West 23, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
1984 Dr. & Mrs. Lucas Calpouzos, Dean of Agriculture, California State University, Chico, CA (oil portrait)
1979-82 Mr. & Mrs. Ashland, Washington D.C. ('old master' copy)
1979-82 Mr. & Mrs. Blair Wilson, Beverly Hills, CA ('old master' copy)
1979-82 Mr. Robert Gordon, Chorley Wood, England ('old master' copy)
1979-82 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Musliner, Berkeley, CA (three 'old master' copies)
1975 First Place, Young Award in Drawing, Knox College
1975 First Place, Young Award in Painting, Knox College
1975 Fourth Place, Young Award in Ceramics, Knox College
1974 I.O. Peterson Studio Award, Outstanding talent and studio performance, Knox College
1974 First Place, Young Award in Painting, Knox College

Katherine Ace is a self taught painter working in alkyd/oil on canvas. Her work hangs in private, corporate and public collections. Katherine has participated in numerous regional and national individual and group shows.

Thomas Anderson

Date/Place of Birth:1951; Salt Lake City, Utah
Now Residing At:Olympia, Washington
Education: 1971 A.A. Clark College, Vancouver, WA
1973 B.A. Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Awards/Commissions: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
St. Peter hospital Chapel, Olympia, WA
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, Tacoma, WA
Haines and Dolgash Oral Surgeons, Olympia, WA
Scott Windus Photography Studios, Beverly Hills, CA
Stevens Restaurant, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe
Cheyenne Mountain Inn, Colorado Springs, CO
Heartwood Convalescent Center Chapel, Tacoma, WA
Evergreen Hospice Center Chapel, Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, WA
Kaiser Permanente Hospital Chapel, Portland, OR
Park of the Seven Oars; City of Olympia, Art in Public Places Program, Olympia, WA
Worthington Conference Center, St. Martin's College, Lacey, WA

Tom Anderson was born in 1951 in Salt Lake City, the son of a jazz musician. By the time the family settled in Vancouver, Washington, Anderson's formative years has been shaped by syncopated rhythm and life on the road (39 states by the age of four).

Part of his education included three months of travel in Europe, where he studied firsthand the works of the great masters. In the autumn of 1971, he enrolled at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. There, in addition to his Asian art and Philosophy studies, Anderson made some meaningful contributions to the first years of the experimental college's development. He initiated the use of the 16mm animation facilities, helped to establish the FM Radio station KAOS, co-created the four-story library mural, and worked as an assistant graphic designer, developing the College's catalogs and visual identities.

In 1973, Anderson co-founded Mansion Glass Studios in Olympia. This collaboration won recognition locally and nationally for their design and fabrication of Architectural Art Glass commissions, as well as for their restoration projects. Anderson first attended the highly esteemed Pilchuck Glass School in 1986, as a teaching assistant to Henry Halem. He returned in 1987, on a scholarship with Susan Stinsmuhlen-Amend, and again in 1988 and 1989 as a teaching assistant in the advanced graduate program, specializing on glass casting and enamel kiln firing.

In 1990, Anderson established his own studio in Olympia. Over the past eight years he has continued his work in painting, metal fabrication, mixed media constructions, and printmaking. He is represented by galleries in Oregon, Washington, Florida, New Mexico, and California. In addition to commissions, Anderson exhibits regularly and his work can be found in over 400 public and private collections including the Oregon Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission, Delta Airlines, the city of Olympia, Hewlett Packard, and US Bank.

Gary Andolina

Date/Place of Birth:1962; Pittsburgh, PA
Now Residing At:Seattle, Washington
Education: 1989 Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
1992 MFA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1994 Pilchuck Glass School
1995 Pilchuck Glass School, with Bertil Vellien
Awards/Commissions: 1995 Half Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1994 Full Tuition Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1992 Fellowship, University of Washington, for Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1992 Public Art Commission, Opening Day Parade, Seattle, WA
1991 University of Washington School of Art Scholarship
1990 University of Washington School of Art Scholarship
1988 Kansas State University Art Department Scholarship
1987 Elected to Outstanding College Students of America
1987 Kansas State University Art Department Scholarship

As an artist, Gary has had the opportunity to work in many areas of sculpture from casting glass at The Pilchuck Glass school and Pratt Fine Art Center both in Seattle to a Summer spent at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Through the classes at Pilchuck, Gary has learned from some of the best glass casters in the world. The summer spent in Maine allowed Gary to spend time with 65 other talented artists in a working environment. Gary has also been an Artist in Residence at Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle (1992), which allowed him to develop a series of cast glass pieces he is presently working on. In 1998 Gary received a GAP grant from Artist Trust in Seattle which allowed him to work on a set of molds for glass casting which are still in progress. Gary is working with a large design gallery in Chicago, selling pieces to architects and interior designers.

Rick Bartow

Education:1969 B.A. Western Oregon State College
Awards/Commissions: 1994 "The Second Reflex Print Portfolio," Reflex Magazine, Seattle, WA
1992 Print commissioned for Oregon Corrections Division by Oregon Arts Commission
1992 Governor's Art Awards, commission to create award presented to recipients
1991 Washington State Arts Commission, "Who We Are: Autobiographies in Art"
1990 Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, PONCHO, Seattle Art Museum
1988 Brandywine Visiting Artist Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
1987 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship in Visual Arts

Rick Bartow was born and raised on the Oregon coast and still lives on land that belonged to his Yurok father. He exhibits regularly and his work can be found in public and private collections.

Weltzin Blix

Now Residing At:Eugene, Oregon
Education: 1961 Bachelor of Science, Math & Science, Carroll College
1963 Master of Science, Physics, Northern Illinois University
1969 Master of Fine Arts, Architecture, University of Oregon
Awards/Commissions: Pending Triveil; National Competition, City of Concord, CA
1990 Purchase Award, University of Oregon Art Museum
1988 Sessostron; Frohnmayer Residence, Washington, D.C.
1987 The Hakone Open-Air Museum Award, Purchase, Japan
1984 $15,000 Visual Artist Fellowship, N.E.A.
1982 Wind-Rain Song; % for Art Competition, Eugene, OR
1981 Storm Sentinel; % for Art Competition, LaGrande, OR
1980 Capital Fountain; National Competition, Salem, OR
1976 10 State Bi-Centennial Award, C. M. Russel Museum
1969 Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum

I began work on the Ph.D. in physics at the University of New Mexico in 1963. I stopped my graduate work to accept a staff position at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory which I held through 1965. While at Los Alamos I was in charge of the construction of a liquid hydrogen bubble chamber and its subsequent use in high energy nuclear physics experiments designed to map certain energy levels of the atomic nucleus. In 1966 I took leave to finish my Ph.D. work at Michigan State University.

In 1966 I decided to make a career change from physics to sculpture. I had always been interested in both science and art from an early age but leaned toward science until being influenced by close friends in New Mexico and at Michigan State. After an agonizing period of introspection it occurred to me that architecture might be the logical way to combine both of my interests. I dropped out of the Ph.D. program and moved to Oregon where I was accepted into an accelerated program leading to a degree in architecture from the University of Oregon. To fulfill the requirements for this degree I elected to take a one year course in sculpture. I fell in love with this art form, gravitated to the graduate program and earned my MFA degree in June of 1969.

My last 29 years have been spent as a working professional sculptor and teacher of sculpture, ceramics and drawing at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR. During this time I have completed many commissions and have received numerous awards. The largest commission is the "Oregon Capitol Fountain" located in Salem, Oregon. This 85' long by 20' high welded bronze piece weighing 15,000 lbs resulted from my winning a national competition made possible by a bequest from former Oregon Governor Charles Sprague. It was completed in 1980. In 1987 I entered a moquette in the fifth Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition, an international competition in Japan. I was one of 25 sculptors chosen from 463 submissions to be paid to execute the work in full scale (two of us were chosen from the United States). This piece was shipped to Japan where it was awarded the Hikone Open-Air Museum purchase award. It is now on permanent display at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum near Matsumoto.

Frank Boyden

Date/Place of Birth:1942; Portland, Oregon
Now Residing At:Otis, Oregon
Education: 1965 B.A. Art, Colorado College
1968 M.F.A. & B.F.A. Painting, Yale University, School of Art
Awards/Commissions: 1996 Commission for Doernbecher Children's Hospital entry and lobby
1996 Commission for South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia WA
1995 Received Oregon Governor's Art Award
1995 Commissioned by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
1995 Commissioned for Oregon State Board of Education, design and build exterior of kiln and foundry facility at Western Oregon State College
1992-1993 Commissioned by city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Siberia), four marble sculptures in front of a new concert hall
1992 Bronze and stone sculpture and design of garden for Oregon State Hospital Forensic Center
1992 Bronze sculpture for Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, OR
1992 Bronze sculpture for Vietnam Memorial Park, Newport, OR
1991 Oregon Arts Commission grant for travel to Russia
1991 Edition of Prints for Oregon State Department of Corrections (Oregon 1% for Art)
1985 Work selected for State of Oregon Governor's Arts Award poster
1984 Art Advocates, Portland, OR to construct an Anagama kiln designed by Katsuyuki Sakazume
1983 Commissioned by the State of Oregon to make 1983 Governor's Arts Awards
1981 National Endowment Crafts Fellowship, Corten steel piece for park at mouth of Siletz River, Lincoln City, OR
1980 Commissioned by Hult Performing Arts Center, Eugene, OR, Steel and clay wall reliefs
1977 Individual Artist Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, ceramic study in Peru and Ecuador

Frank has exhibited in 75 one-man shows and 149 group shows since 1976.

Ken Brauner

Date/Place of Birth:1923; Corvallis, OR
Now Residing At:Eugene, Oregon

Ken was born in a house adjacent to the O.A.C. campus. He had worked for the Giustina family in their sawmill and as their Sales Manager for over 22 years. At that time art work was his hobby.

In 1976 he went into art work full-time as his only source of income. To date he has painted 414 oil paintings which are found throughout North America, in Corporate offices and private collections.

Ken also has an Honory Life Membership in the Oregon Logging Conference in recognition of over 37 years of artistic contributions. He was also active in the North American Wholesale Lumber Association and served on an advisory board in the American Plywood Association, giving him a well-rounded background for history-oriented logging and forestry-related artwork.

Drex Brooks

Date/Place of Birth:1952; Seattle, WA
Now Residing At:Ogden, Utah
Education: 1976 B.F.A. Photography, Oregon State University
1980 M.F.A. Photography, Rhode Island School of Design
Awards/Commissions: 1993 French Ministry of Culture and National Endowment for the Arts, Residency Fellowship at LaNapoule Foundation, France
1993 Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Program, Materials Purchase Award
1992 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship Grant
1991 Utah Arts Council, Visual Artist Fellowship
1991 Weber State University, Faculty Vitality Grant and Faculty Research Grant
1989 Art Matter, Inc., Project Grant
1988 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1988 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc., Grant in Photography
1987 Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Program, Materials Purchase Award
1985 Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Program, Materials Purchase Award
1984 Polaroid Corporation Artist Support Program, Materials Purchase Award
1980 Blackmer Foundation Grant in Photography

Michael Brophy

Date/Place of Birth:1960; Portland, OR
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1978/82 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1983/84 Studio Arts Centers International, Florence, Italy
1985 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
Awards/Commissions: 1995 Polluck/Krasner Foundation Grant
1991 Juror's Award, Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Award
1990 Western States Arts Federation, NEA Fellowship
1985 Weiner Travel Scholarship, Pacific N.W. College of Art

Michael has taught art at both Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and was included in Crosscut, the 1993 Portland Art Museum biennial. His work is in collections including Microsoft, Mentor Graphics, the Portland Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Arts Commission of Oregon. Current commissions include projects for the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Portland's City Hall. Michael's work can be seen in Lois Allan's book, "Contemporary Art in the Northwest".

Clint Brown

Clint Brown is a professor of art at Oregon State University, where he has taught drawing, painting, and sculpture since 1970. He served as a Fulbright Exchange Professor at Trent Polytechnic (now Nottingham Trent University) in Nottingham, England, and has taught art as Seattle Pacific University and University of Southern California. He is author of Drawing from Life (Harcourt Brace, second edition 1996) and editor of Artist to Artist: Inspiration and Advice from Artists Past and Present (Jackson Creek Press 1998). His art work had been exhibited widely throughout the West. His drawings on the AIDS pandemic, The Plague Drawings, traveled to Japan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, California, Washington and Wyoming.

Kay Buckner

Date/Place of Birth:1935; Seattle, WA
Now Residing At:Eugene, OR
Education: 1958 B.A. Finer Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1961 M.F.A. Painting, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
Awards/Commissions: 1990 Northwest Poets & Artists Calendar, Washington
1981 First Prize, North Mexico International Exhibition
1976 First Prize, Painting, 18th National Greater Fall River Exhibition, Massachusetts

Kay Lamoreux Buckner's work has been included in exhibits at the University of Maryland; Seattle Art Museum; St. John's College, Annapolis; Eastern New Mexico University; New Orleans Art Association; Salisbury State University, Maryland; Mercyhurst College, Pennsylvania; University of Washington; Austin Peay State University, Tennessee; Marietta College, Ohio; and Seattle Center. She has had One-woman shows at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; University of Oregon Museum of Art; University of Idaho; Rockford College, Illinois; and Oregon State University. Her work is in public collections throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Sean Cain

Date/Place of Birth:1968; Xenia, OH
Education: 1990 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1992 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1994 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art
Awards/Commissions:1995 First Prize, Corvallis Art Center, OR

Sean has shown in Oregon at the Laura Russo Gallery as well as the Art Gym, Maryhurst College, the Corvallis Art Center, and Artquake 1994, Portland. As a promising emerging artist, Sean Cain has caught the eye of the public and has warranted reviews in Willamette Week, Artweek, the Oregonian, and Reflex.

Berkley Chappell

Date/Place of Birth:1934; Pueblo, Colorado
Now Residing At:Corvallis, OR
Education: 1956 B.F.A. University of Colorado
1958 M.F.A. University of Colorado
Awards/Commissions: 1969 Purchase Award, Henry Gallery, University of Washington
1964 Purchase Award, Henry Gallery, University of Washington
1961 Purchase Award, San Francisco Art Institute

Sally Cleveland

Date/Place of Birth:1952; Portland, OR
Education:1981 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1988-89 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Grant, New York, NY
1984-85 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Grant, New York, NY
1984 National Art Appreciation Society, New Orleans, LA
1983 Fine Arts Museum of the South, Best of Show, Mobile AL
1983 Jackson State University, Best of Show, Jacksonville, AL

Dennis Cunningham

Date/Place of Birth:1949; Medford, OR
Education:1975 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1995 The Empty Creel, written by Geraldine Pope, illustrated by Dennis Cunningham
1994 Gresham City Hall, Gresham, OR, architecturally integrated collaboration in progress
1992 Print Commission for Oregon Corrections Division by Oregon Arts Commission
1992 Individual Artist Fellowship
1991 Design Corporation: Central Square Modernization, Boston Society of Architects, Boston, MA
1991 Oregon Printmakers Project, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, OR
1988 WESTAF/NEA Fellowship in Printmaking
1988 Oregon Convention Center Project, architecturally integrated artwork, Portland, OR
1988 Governors Arts Award, Salem, OR. chosen to create award presented to recipients
1986 Arts on the Line, Cambridge, MA
1985 Art in Public Places Project, Portland, OR
1982 Art in Public Places Project, Portland, OR
1977 Art in Public Places Project, Portland, OR
1976 Studio Award, Artist in Residence, Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland, OR

Marita Dingus

Date/Place of Birth:1957; Auburn, WA
Education: BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
MA, San Jose State University, California

Jonathan Dukehart

Date/Place of Birth:1948; New Rochelle, NY
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education:1971 B.A. University of Iowa
Awards/Commissions: 1993 Oregon Bach Festival, commemorative poster, Eugene, OR
1989 Honorable Mention, Oregon/Washington Biennial Exhibition, Maryhill Museum
1988 Best of Show, 18th Annual Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition
1985 Best of Show, 15th Annual Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition

Kim Foren

Education:1986 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions:1995 Best of Show, painting, Condon Arts Festival, Condon, OR

Kay French

Date/Place of Birth:1953; Lansing, MI
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1976 B.A. Art History, Kent State University, Kent, OH
1986 B.F.A. Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1995 Tri-Met Westside Light Rail: Washington Park Fences Project, Portland, OR
1994 WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship for Visual Artists in Painting

Kay French grew up in the Midwest, which perhaps, explains her fascination with storms and flat land. She moved to Portland in 1977. Her work has been exhibited in various shows in regional galleries and museums. She is currently represented by the Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery in Portland, OR.

Gordon Gilkey

Date/Place of Birth:1912; Albany, OR
Now Residing At:2000 Deceased
Education: 1933 B.S. in Liberal Arts, Albany College
1936 M.F.A. Fine Arts, University of Oregon, OR
1937 Art Students League of New York
1941 University of Chicago, Workshop in General Education
1957 Lewis and Clark College, Arts D. (Honoris Causa)
Awards/Commissions: 1993 The Aubrey R. Watzek Award
1988 Office of the Minister of Culture, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, tour of the State Universities, Art Museums, and Art Academies
1986 Federal Republic of Germany Friendship Award
1984 Governor's Award for Art, Oregon
1979 Distinguished Service Award, Oregon State University, OR
1975 Distinguished Service Award, Oregon State University, OR
1974 Meritorious Service Medal, US
1971 National Endowment for the Arts
1967 Distinguished Achievement Award, Lewis and Clark College
1962 Travel Grant, West German Government
1954 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Lewis and Clark College
1932 Carnegie Corporation of New York and American Institute of Architects Fellowship, University of Oregon
1930 Carnegie Corporation of New York and American Institute of Architects Fellowship, University of Oregon

During World War II, Gordon asked President Roosevelt to establish a unit to review military tactics, especially bombing plans to minimize damage to significant art and architecture of Europe. The unit was established and Gordon became a member. This unit located and repatriated thousands of pieces of art looted by the German government. Gordon has been honored for his work by the governments of many nations, including the famously unimpressible French, who named him a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.

In October 1993, after 15 years of prolonged negotiations, the Gordon and Vivian Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts opened and established Portland as a national center for printmaking.

Cie Goulet

Date/Place of Birth:1940; Glendale, CA
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1963 San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1965 B.S. Fine Arts, University of Oregon
1965-67 University of Oregon, Graduate Study
1973 Parsons School of Design

Cie resided in New York from 1978 to 1987 with her husband, George Green who is also an artist. Still maintaining a loft in New York they moved back to Portland and built a house with a large studio where they recently installed a press for Cie to print monotypes. During the last twenty years Cie Goulet has exhibited her work on both the east and west coasts, including shows at the Louis Meisel Gallery, the Artist Space, and the Hansen Galleries in New York, and the San Francisco Arts Institute in California. Cie Goulet's work has been well-collected nationally, both publicly and privately.

David Green

Education: 1973 B.F.A. Ohio Wesleyan University
1978 M.F.A. University of Washington
Awards/Commissions: 1994 WESTAF Fellowship, Western States Arts Foundation
1989 Installation Grant, 911 Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1978 Ford Foundation Grant, University of Washingto
1977 Ford Foundation Grant, University of Washington

George Green

Date/Place of Birth:1943; Portland, OR
Now Residing At:Portland, OR

I divide my time between Portland and New York City, where, since 1975 I have exhibited nationally and internationally thru the Louis K. Meisal Gallery.

Tyson Grumm

Now Residing At:Seattle, WA
Education: 1991 A.A., Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR
1996 B.F.A., Southern Oregon State University, Ashland, OR
Awards/Commissions:1995 2nd Place, Oregon State University Art Competition, Corvallis, OR

Paul Gunn

Date/Place of Birth:1922Guys Mills, PA
Now Residing At:2001 Deceased
Education: 1947 B.S. Edinboro State Teachers College
1948 M.F.A. California College Arts & Crafts

Sally Haley

Date/Place of Birth:1908; Bridgeport, Connecticut
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education:1931 B.F.A. Yale University School Fine Arts
Awards/Commissions: 1989 Oregon Governor's Award for Arts
1988 Women's Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence
1982 Governor's Awards Poster, State of Oregon

Sally was raised in a family of artists. She came to Portland and settled here in 1947 with her husband and artist, Michele Russo. A well-respected painter avidly followed in Oregon, she skillfully paints still life in acrylic and egg-tempera. Through the years she has had many one person shows in the Northwest and been included in major museum exhibitions nationally, most recently the Hubbard Museum in New Mexico and the Seattle Art Museum. She has been honored twice with the retrospectives, one at the Portland Art Museum in 1975 and another at Marylhurst College in 1993.

Bonnie Hall

Date/Place of Birth:1931Portland, OR
Now Residing At:February 18, 2004 Deceased
Education: 1953 B.A. Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1956 M.A. Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1991 Screenprinting, Linn-Benton community College

A propensity for drawing and academic degrees in biology led to a 40-year career as a scientific illustrator, with retirement in 1992 from the entomology department at OSU. A community college course in screenprinting then introduced the medium in which her experience, education, and enthusiasm could be channeled to publicize the worth of some fragile natural resources. Bonnie exhibited work in numerous juried events sponsored by regional arts associations and by the American Society of Botanical Artists, and was represented by Pegasus Gallery in Corvallis.

Yuji Hiratsuka

Date/Place of Birth:1954; Osaka, Japan
Now Residing At:Corvallis, OR
Education: 1978 B.S. Art Education, Tokyo Gakugei University, Koganei-shi, Japan
1987 M.A. Printmaking, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
1990 M.F.A. Printmaking, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Hiratsuka's work is in the collection of The British Museum in London, Tokyo Central Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, and others. He has won awards in the 13th International Biennial of Humor and Satire in the Arts, Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and International Print Biennial, Sapporo, Japan. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Oregon State University. He also conducts workshops and lectures. He is a member of the Northwest Print Council and California Society of Printmakers.

Manual Izquierdo

Place of Birth:Madrid, Spain
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education:Pacific Northwest College of Art
Awards/Commissions:1991 Oregon Governor's Award

Manuel fled to the United States, settling in Portland, Oregon in 1943. While in high school, Manuel was encouraged to pursue wood-cuts by Lloyd Reynolds, the well-known calligrapher. In 1951, Manuel graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and soon after became a professor there, He still teaches at PNCA today, having influenced many artists through the years. Manuel has exhibited work both in the Northwest and nationally, including a ten-year retrospective at the Portland Art Museum in 1967. Having completed many commissions, his sculpture can be seen in a variety of Portland public spaces, such as Pettygrove Square. His work is in collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum in Pennsylvania, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum.

Demetrios Jameson

Date/Place of Birth:1919; St. Louis, MO
Now Residing At:Corvallis, OR
Education: B.F.A. School of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
M.F.A. School of Fine Arts, Urbana, IL
Awards/Commissions: 1987 Juried Community Exhibition, C.A.C., Corvallis, OR
1975 First Award, Painting, Art of Oregon, Salem, OR
1972 First Award, Painting, Art of Oregon, Salem, OR
1972 Purchase Award, 12th NW Annual, E.M.U., University of Oregon
1971 Purchase Award, 6th Annual, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
1962 Purchase Award, 2nd NW Annual, E.M.U., University Of Oregon
1958 First Award, Painting, Art of Oregon, Salem, OR
1958 Purchase Award, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1957 First Award, Print, Art of Oregon, Salem, OR
1957 Grand Award, Painting, Art of Oregon, Salem, OR
1954 Purchase Award, NW Annual, Seattle Art Museum
1954 Purchase Award, Oregon Annual, Portland Art Museum
1952 Purchase Award, Oregon Annual, Portland Art Museum
1951 Purchase Award, Print Annual, Portland Art Museum
1951 Purchase Award, 57 Annual, Denver Art Museum
1949 John T. Millikan Award, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1947 Purchase Award, 7th Annual, City Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

George Johanson

Date/Place of Birth:1928; Seattle, WA
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Atelier 17, New York, NY
Awards/Commissions: 1992 Governor's Award for the Arts
1992 Artquake, poster commission
1992 Tile murals commission, Dixon Aquatic Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1991 Upstream, Downstream, commissioned painting for Pacific Development Lobby, Portland, OR
1991 Special Edition Poster, Pacific Development, Portland, OR
1989 Ceramic tile mural commission. Bremerton High School, Bremerton, WA
1989 Northwest Power, ceramic tile mural commission, Bonneville Power Administration, Vancouver, WA
1988 Ceramic tile mural commission, Portland Building, Portland, OR
1988 Ceramic tile mural commission, City Center Parking Office Lobby, Portland, OR
1980 Purchase Award, Oregon Printmakers, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
1976 Grant for film on printmaking, National Foundation for the Arts
1976 Print Award, First Editions, Oregon Arts Commission
1972 Painting Award, Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
1970 Art Advocated Grant for printmaking in London, England
1969 Commissioned painting for the Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR
1966 Painting Award, Living with Art, Friends of the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1963 Purchase Award, Northwest Printmakers, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

George taught painting, drawing, and printmaking at the Pacific Northwest College of Art from 1955-1980. He is a founding member of the Northwest Print Council and its first president. Spanning 40 years, his career has included 35 one-person shows in the Pacific Northwest as well as shows in New York, Los Angeles and London. Committed to the human figure, his themes range from portraiture and specific historical compositions to works of personal history and imaginative psychological interpretation.

Shelley Jordon

Date/Place of Birth:New York, NY
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1976 B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, NYC, Rengents Scholarship
1986 M.F.A., Brooklyn College of the City, University of New York
Awards/Commissions: 1996 Visual Chronicle of Portland Collection Commission, City of Portland, OR
1994 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, Rome, Italy
1992 CLA Research Grant, Oregon State University, Travel to Italy
1990 Milay Colony for the Arts, Painting Fellowship, Austerlitz, NY
1990 Women's Faculty Development Award Grant, Oregon State University
1989 Fulbright-Hays Group Travel Research Grant to Yueman and Tunisia

Shelly Jordon moved to Oregon in 1986 to accept a teaching position in the Art Department at Oregon State University where she is currently an Associate Professor of Art. A recent recipient of an Oregon Art's Commission "Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting" award, she was chosen to be a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 1994, where she spent three months living and painting. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country including the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City, the William Sawyer Gallery in San Francisco, the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington, the Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, WA and the Augen Gallery in Portland. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections nationally. She is currently working towards a one-person exhibition at the Frye Museum of Art in Seattle, Washington and at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana.

Mary Josephson

Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1984-85 Parsons School of Design, Paris, France
1985 Ecole National superior des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
1986 B.F.A. Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1994 Individual Artist's Fellowship in Visual Arts Painting, Oregon Arts Commission
1994 Monomania Printmaking Fellowship, Pacific NW College of Art, Portland, OR

Kacey Joyce

Date/Place of Birth:1947; Portland, OR
Education: 1966-67 Cari Instituto de Idiomas, Malaga, Spain
1967-68 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1968-69 University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
1972 B.F.A. Printmaking, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1993 Oregon Achievers Award, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Oregon Bach Festival Poster Award
Governor's Arts Award Poster and Gift Print
Cover Image - Symphony Magazine

Kacey has widely exhibited her works in many galleries and at noteworthy public institutions. Her works are in a number of collections including the Portland Art Museum, University of Oregon Art Museum, Kaiser Permanente Collection, and the Munson Williams Proctor Museum in New York.

Kevin Kadar

Education:1978B.F.A. Cooper Union, New York, NY

Lee Kelly

Awards/Commissions: 1995-94 Portland Community College, Sylvania campus, Commission, Portland, OR
1990 North Waterfront Park in Portland, OR
1989 Veterans Medical Administration Center in Portland, OR
1983 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Kelly's work has been recognized through grants and fellowships from the Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Gallery of Art at the University of Washington, the Western States Arts Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission and the city of Portland.

James Lavadour

Date/Place of Birth:1949; Adams, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1998 Award for Painting, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York
1991 Betty Bowen Memorial Recognition Award
1990 National Printmaking Fellowship, Rutgers University
1986 Oregon Arts Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission

James Lavadour is a self-taught painter who shows in Seattle, Santa Fe, San Francisco, and Portland. He was born and raised on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, where he has recently founded the Crows Shadow Institute, a facility which provides artistic, economic and social opportunities for native Americans.

Lavadour has won many fellowships and awards for his work. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States and in Canada.

Richard Laycock

Education: Huddersfield School of Art, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Illustration, National Diploma in Design
Awards/Commissions:1996 Purchase Award, Drawing, Trenton State College, NJ

A Yorkshire man by birth, Richard has settled in Oregon by way of London and Los Angeles. He lives with his family on a small farm in Cottage Grove, Oregon and works from a studio overlooking the Lorane Valley.

Richard worked 12 years as Art Director at a large U.K. Advertising Agencies working on multinational advertising accounts which include Cadbury's-Schweppes, Alka-Seltzer, General Foods, and London Times. He also is founder and owner of Storyboards, Inc., the west's largest storyboard artist representation company. Storyboards work for all the west's largest ad agencies and also provides the motion picture industry with storyboarding and production illustration work for major motion pictures.

Richard is represented in Oregon by Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, Omni Gallery, Portland, and 2nd St Galley, Bandon.

Nancy Mee

Date/Place of Birth:1951; Oakland, CA
Now Residing At:Seattle, WA
Education: 1972 The American Center for Art and Artists, Paris, France
1973 Atelier 17, Paris, France
1974 B.F.A., Printmaking, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Awards/Commissions: 1991 University of Oregon Library commission, Eugene, OR
1990 Tacoma Public Library commission, Tacoma, WA
1988 The Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle, WA
1987 The Washington Center for the Performing Arts commission, Olympia, WA
1985 Washington Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Award

In 1984 Nancy was a resident artist at Pilchuck School. Exhibitions include the Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Centre International d'Art Contemporain in Chateau Beychevelle, France. Collections include Safeco, Microsoft, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Musee des Arts Decoratives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Thomas Miller

Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: B.A. University of Illinois, Urbana
M.A. University of California, Berkeley
Awards/Commissions: 1989 Purchase and Juror's Awards, Oregon Biennial
1988 Individual Artist's Grant, Graham Foundation, Chicago

Tom Morandi

Now Residing At:Corvallis, OR
Education: 1966 B.S., Indiana
1971 MFA, Ohio University

Carl Morris

Date/Place of Birth:1911; Yorba Linda, CA
Now Residing At:1993 Deceased
Awards/Commissions: 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition Commission
1959 US Post Office Commission, Eugene, OR
1948 Pepsi-Cola Bronze Medal
1947 Honorable Mention, Seattle Art Museum
1946 Honorable Mention, Seattle Art Museum
1946 Margaret E. Fuller Award, The Seattle Art Museum
1943 Second Prize, Seattle Art Museum
1939 Honorable Mention, Seattle Art Museum
1939 The Werkbund Scholarship
1935 Austro-American Scholarship

Carl Morris studied art at Fullerton Junior College, the Chicago Art Institute, the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and the Vienna Academy of Fine Art. He taught privately and at the University of Colorado and was the director of the Federal Art Program at Spokane, Washington.

To help sustain his schooling and to continue to work as an artist, he was a truck driver in California fruit groves, a wheel-barrow pusher on the Chicago breakwater, a superintendent of a crew of lifeboat builders, a carpenter, and a teacher.

He gained recognition from the east coast museums and the painters and critics of his generation. His work has been reviewed and profiled in hundreds of publications. His paintings have been exhibited internationally and are included in public and private collections worldwide such as the Foundation de Etats-Unis in Paris, Paul Elder Gallery in San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, Chicago Art Institute, and the San Paulo (Brazil) Biennial Exhibition. Morris' work can be found in collections at the University of Colorado, Denver Art Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Seattle Art Museum, and the University of Illinois.

Hilda Morris

Date/Place of Birth:1911; New York, NY
Now Residing At:1991 Deceased

Sculptor Hilda Morris studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and the Art Students League. Moving to Portland in 1941 with her husband, Carl Morris, she continued her 3-dimensional work and developed a personal style of calligraphy taken from traditional sumi techniques. She is represented in museum collections throughout the United States, her major commissions include the Rochester Memorial Museum of Art, New York, the Seattle Opera House, the Standard Plaza in Portland, and the Pacific National Building in Tacoma.

Royal Nebeker

Date/Place of Birth:1945; San Francisco, CA
Education: 1969 M.F.A. Bringham Young University, Provo, UT
1972 Masters Diploma, National School of Arts and Crafts, Oslo, Norway
1989-90 Sabbatical studies in Japan with Printmaker Yashi Ishibashi & Papermaker Naoaki Sakamoto
Awards/Commissions: 1989 Grant from Art Matters, NY
1981 Artist in Residence, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
1979 Guest Edition, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
1975 Artist in Residences, Molde, Norway
1972 Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Residence Grant, Oslo, Norway
1975 Artist in Residence, Molde, Norway
1979 Guest Edition, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
1981 Artist in Residence, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
1989 Grant from Art Matters, NY
1997 Governors Awards Commission, OR

David Nez

Date/Place of Birth:1949; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Education: 1972 BFA, Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1983 MFA, Painting, Mt. Royal School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
1989 Art Therapy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Awards/Commissions: 1997 One Percent for Arts Purchase Award, Oregon State University Valley Library
1991 Individual Artists Grant, Mayors Committee on Arts and Culture, Baltimore, MD
1982 Works in Progress Grant, Maryland Arts Council, for Video of "Nuclear Baseball"
1980 Works in Progress Grant, Maryland Arts Council, for performance of "Color Mandala Theater"

Walt Padgett

Now Residing At:Grants Pass, OR
Education: B.F.A. & M.F.A., sculpture, Florida State University
Architecture, Clemson University

Henk Pander

Date/Place of Birth:1937; Haarlem, The Netherlands
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education:1956/61 Rijksacademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
Awards/Commissions: 1996 Justice Center Commission, Washington Co., OR, Mural/Main Lobby
1994 Heathman Hotel/Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Commission, Mural
1994 Northwest Business Committee for the Arts, Portland, OR, Tri-County Metropolitan Area Cultural Bus. Commission
1992 Drammy Award, Best Set, Portland, OR
1991 Drammy Award, Best Set, Portland, OR
1989 Portland Center for Performing Arts, West Lobby Commission, Portland, OR
1987-89 Nat'l Aeronautics & Space Admin. Commission, Pasadena, CA & Kennedy Space Center, FL
1988 City of Portland, Bureau of Emergency Communications, Kelly Butte Commission, Portland, OR
1987 National Association of Journalists Award
1986 Multnomah Athletic Club Lobby Commission, Portland, OR
1986 National Association of Journalists Award
1985 Oregon State University, Memorial Union Commission, Corvallis, OR
1985 National Association of Journalists Award
1982 Gov. McCall Portrait for Oregon State Capital Bldg. Commission
1982 John Frohnmayer Portrait, Past Chair of National Endowment for the Arts Commission
1981 Metro Arts Commission for City Hall, Portland, OR
1978-79 Art Advocates Special Project Commission
1978 Individual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR
1972 Municipal Purchase, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1969 First Prize, Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Allen Weller juror
1965 Prins Bernhard Foundation Grant, The Netherlands
1964 Dutch National Railways, The Netherlands
1964 Therese van Duyl Schwarze Portrait Prize, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1963 Deltaworks, louwerszeewerken, Dutch Government, The Netherlands
1963 Frisiana Prize, Friesland, The Netherlands
1962 UNESCO Scholarship for Higher Instruction, Antwerp, The Netherlands
1961 Talens Prize, Talens Nat'l Competition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1961 Prix de Rome, Silver Medal Nat'l Competition, The Netherlands
1956-61 Dutch Gov't Scholarship to Rijksacadamie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

Henk Pander has one-man shows in The United States and The Netherlands. He has designed over twenty stage sets, and his paintings and drawings have been commissioned by many museums and institutions. Henk's art has been published in a wide range of books and magazines, among them 20th Century Masters of Erotic Art (Crown), New York Review of Books, Dance Magazine, Arts and Architecture, and Parabola Magazine.

Lucinda Parker

Date/Place of Birth:1942; Boston, MA
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1966 B.A., Painting, Reed College and Museum Art School Combined Program
1968 M.F.A. Painting, Pratt Institute
Awards/Commissions: 1995-96 Tri-Met West Side, Light Rail Fences Project Commission, Portland, OR
1995 Midland Library Commission, Gresham, OR
1995 CD Cover, Bridge II, Regional Arts and Culture Council Commission
1990 Oregon Convention Center Lobby Wall Mural Commission

Lucinda has been a professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland since 1974. Her work has been exhibited in numerous one-person shows throughout the west as well as several exhibitions nationally, including the David Findly Gallery and Sue Ellen Haber Gallery in New York, the Seattle Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery in D.C., and the First Western States Biennial, that traveled to San Francisco, Denver, and Washington D.C. Lucinda Parker's public commissions can be seen in Portland: "Riversong" for the Oregon Convention Center, "Talking Leaves" for the Multnomah Co. Midland Library, and "City Rose & Rose City" for the renovated Portland City Hall. The Portland Art Museum honored her with a mid-career retrospective in 1995.

Barry Pelzner

Date/Place of Birth:1946; San Francisco, CA
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1968 B.A. Literature, Reed College, Portland, OR
1972 M.A. Teaching, Reed College, Portland, OR
1977 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions:1992 Celebration: interior wall relief commissioned by the State of Oregon for the Department of Human Resources Building, Salem, OR

I grew up in San Francisco but have lived in Portland since attending Reed College in the 1960's. I teach drawing, design and anatomy at Pacific Northwest College of Art. My colleagues and students there provide the stimulation and support necessary to an independent career making art.

Danny Perkins

Date/Place of Birth:1955; Frankfurt, West Germany
Now Residing At:Seattle, WA

Jack Portland

Date/Place of Birth:1946; San Luis Obispo, CA
Education: 1964/66 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1966/67 Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
1969/71 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1994 Academa Caerite, Ceri (Roma),Italy
Awards/Commissions: 1996 Southeast Portland Police Precinct Commission, Portland, OR
1994 US Bankcorp Trust Commission, Portland, OR
1994 Northwest Natural Gas Building Commission, Portland, OR
1994 Seattle Northwest Securities Commission, Portland, OR
1994 Matsushita Electronic Materials, Inc. Commission, Forest Grove, OR
1991 Port of Portland: Portland International Airport Commission
1990 Diantha Knott & Associates Commission, Portland, OR
1990 Artquake Commission, Portland, OR
1989 West Linn Library Commission, West Linn, OR
1989 Coldwell Banker, 620 Building Commission, Portland, OR
1989 Individual Artists Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission
1979 Individual Artists Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission
1975-76 CETA VI Grant funded through the City of Portland to the Metropolitan Arts Commission

Jack has worked in a variety of media, most recently fresco. His interest in fresco comes from frequent trips to Italy and a summer fresco project he worked on at the Academic Caerite in Rome. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the National Gallery in D.C. Jack Portland has been consistently collected by numerous Northwest corporate and private collectors.

Michele Russo

Date/Place of Birth:1909; Waterbury, Connecticut
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education:1934 B.F.A. Painting, Yale University
Awards/Commissions: 1983 City of Portland Arts Commission Award
1982 Abrey R. Watzek Award, Lewis & Clark College
1981 State of Oregon Arts Commission Award

During the depression years, Michele Russo was employed as a muralist through a Works Progress Administration project and in this capacity executed murals in several Connecticut schools. In 1937, Russo left Connecticut to accept a fellowship to study with Boardman Robinson and George Biddle at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for one year. During the next ten years he was a social activist and worked for the Federal Education project in Connecticut.

In the fall of 1947, Mike Russo moved to Portland and was hired by the Museum Art School the following year to teach painting and art history, remaining on the staff until he retired in 1974. During his tenure at the Museum Art School he became known as Portland's most articulate voice of artists' political, social and artistic rights. In the 1950's, along with friends, he started a co-op of professional artists called Artists Equity. In recent years Russo has been active in various organizations to make art a more visible part of the cultural life in the Northwest; he was one of the original founders of the Portland Center for the Visual Arts. In 1975, he was Chairman of the Oregon Committee for Art in Public Places. In 1977, he was appointed to the Metropolitan Arts Commission; the first artist so honored.

Susan Seubert

Date/Place of Birth:1970; Indianapolis, Indiana
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education:1992 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1992 The Abraham and Anna Helman Award for Fine Art
1992 Thesis Award for Fine Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1992 Photography Department Award, P.N.C.A.
1992 Faculty Nominated Merit Scholarship, P.N.C.A.
1991 Faculty Nominated Merit Scholarship, P.N.C.A.
1990 Daughters of the American Revolution, NW District Juried Competition, Second Place

Arvie Smith

Education: 1983-84 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
1983-84 Il Bisonte International School of Printmaking, Florence, Italy
1985 B.F.A. Pacific Northwest college of Art, Portland, OR
1992 M.F.A. Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art
Awards/Commissions: 1993 Mayor's Citation, Baltimore, Maryland
1993 Fulbright Finalist
1990-92 Philip Morris Fellowship

Shelley Socolofsky

I received a B.F.A. in textiles from the University of Oregon during which time I spent my first year abroad in France working on a French Art History & Lit. Major. It was during this stay that I discovered "Gobelins" Tapestry; an ancient form of textile making dating back to the middle ages and subsequently taken under the "Gobelins" name by Louis XIV (still in existence in Paris today). After graduating I returned to France to further my studies under a Gobelin master. Learning the techniques was stringent, uncompromising and eventually rewarding, yet the historical and traditional aspects of tapestry design, in my opinion, were flailing. I spent the next 10 years in Los Angeles, teaching textiles at the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and exhibited my work nationally. It was in LA that I became enamored with the immediacy of collage, photo-montage and computer manipulation. Collage emulated the modern "quick fix" culture. Its immediacy, set against the ritualistic, rhythmic, slow process of weaving intrigued me. I began using collage and other mass media technology techniques as the basis for my tapestry images.

I returned to Oregon in 1992 and maintain a tapestry studio there. I also continue an exhibition & teaching career, currently teaching textiles, printmaking and graphic design.

Scott Sonniksen

Education: 1969/70 Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York
1973 B.S. Painting, Portland State University
1975 M.F.A. Yale University

Scott Sonniksen was born and lives in Oregon. His art is owned by private collectors as well as museums and universities throughout the country.

Teaching experience includes Reed College, Yale School of Art, University of California at Santa Barbara, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oregon and Western Washington University.

Allan Stephenson

Date/Place of Birth:1947; London, England
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1976/78 Sculpture, painting, graphic design, Museum Art School, Portland, OR
1979 Etching process, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts

Angelita Surmon

Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1972 BS, Oregon State University
1977 BFA, Oregon State University

Angelita has continued her education at Vermont Studio School, the Sitka Center, and in Papua, New Guinea.

Phil Sylvester

Phil lives in Portland, Oregon.

Melinda Thorsnes

Education: 1967 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1971 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1993 Artslate, Co-Arts Festival Poster Commission, Condon, OR
1989 Hillman Corporation, ArtBeat, Exterior, ArtQuake Poster Commission
1987 City of Salem, Oregon Pedestrian Mall Commission
1985 Buffalo Gap Tavern Commission, Lake Oswego, OR
1985 Lovejoy Tavern Commission, Portland, OR

Terry Toedtemeier

Education:BS, Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Awards/Commissions: 1990 Masters Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission
1987 Photography Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission
1979-80 National Endowment for the Arts grants to research and exhibit the photography of the Columbia River Gorge, 1865-1915

Larry Walker

An Oregonian, I was born in Eugene and raised on a small ranch on High Prairie, north of Oakridge, Or., where I still reside. My interest in photography was historically sparked by Uncles on both sides of my family who shared their photography and travels with me.

At about 14, I began taking my own photos with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye box camera. Though retired I still have that Brownie camera today. At the age of 20, I purchased my first 35mm TTL camera, upgrading to Canon 35mm equipment a few years later. Recently I acquired a Bronia ETR 6x4.5 medium format camera which I'm currently using for all photographs being enlarged to 16" x 20" or larger. I shoot with 24, 40, 50, 70-210 zoom, 250 telephoto, and 100mm macro lenses. My favorites being the 24mm (Canon) and 40mm (Bronica). My favorite subjects are landscapes/seascapes but macro and architectural subjects can be fascinating, and nighttime scenes a challenge.

Having had very little technical training or classroom time on the subject of photography, I would classify myself as a self taught photographer, and find outdoor photography challenging and interesting due to its constant change.

Morgan Walker

I was born in Louisiana and have lived most of my adult life in Oregon. I live with my wife in Portland and, aside from my studio work, have a part-time teaching job teaching painting and art history at Marylhurst University, and continue to work occasional construction jobs to keep the wolf from the door. Oddly enough, I was working construction on the new Valley Library when my etchings were purchased by the OSU Selection Committee.

Terri Warpinski

Date/Place of Birth:1955; Green Bay, Wisconsin
Now Residing At:Eugene, OR
Education: 1979 B.A. University of Wisconsin
1982 M.A. University of Iowa
1980/82 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Graduate work in Printmaking
1983 M.F.A. University of Iowa
Awards/Commissions: 1998 Juror's Award for Artistic Endeavor, Magic Silver Show, Murray State University, KY
1996 Faculty Research Grant, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon, "Field Studies"
1995 Jerry and Gunilla Finrow Alumni Faculty Development Research and Creative Work Award, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, "Field Studies: El Desierto Pinacate"
1991 Sabbatical Leave, University of Oregon, for travel, research, and creative work related to rock art in Northern Australia and the American West
1989 University of Oregon Summer Faculty Research Grant, "Painted Rocks: A Photographic Series Based on Rock Art in the Far West"
1984/88 Horseshoe Fund, Faculty Research Grant, University of Oregon

An artist and environmentalist, Terri Warpinski is Associate Professor of Fine and Applied Arts and Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. Warpinski has been exhibiting nationally since 1979 and is currently represented by Butters Gallery in Portland and Sunbird Gallery in Bend.

Martha Wehrle

Now Residing At:Corvallis, OR

Robert Weller

Now Residing At:Hillsboro, OR
Education:BA, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles

Bruce West

Now Residing At:Portland, OR

Sherrie Wolf

Date/Place of Birth:1952; Portland, OR
Now Residing At:Portland, OR
Education: 1974 B.F.A. Museum Art School (Pacific Northwest College of Art), Portland, OR
1975 M.A. Chelsea College of Art, London, England
Awards/Commissions: 1996 One Percent for Art, Oregon Arts Commission, site-specific painting for the Dining Hall, Memorial Union, Oregon State University
1996 "Claremont Suite", a series of lithographs commissioned for the Claremont Hotel
1995 Salem Art Association Art Fair and Festival Poster
1995 Friends of the Gilkey Center, Membership edition of 50, etching "Vertical Teacups"
1995 President's Award, Art about Agriculture, Oregon State University
1992 "Absolut Oregon," Carillon Importers, Teaneck, NJ
1991 Pacific Development Corporation, Portland, Oregon, Painting of Portland
1991 Art Media Award, Northwest Print Council Juried Exhibit, Portland Art Museum
1988 West Coast Works of/on Paper, The Ink People, Third Prize
1986 Patron's Award, The Boston Printmakers
1985 Chronicle of Portland Collection, Metropolitan Arts Commission, drawing of the Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon
1983 Elmer Edwin Young Purchase Award, Willamette University
1983 Print Purchase Award, Mount Hood Community College
1983 Oregon Annual, State Fair Exhibition
1982 Oregon Annual, State Fair Exhibition
1982 Sunriver Art Competition, Cash Award
1980 Oregon Annual, State Fair Exhibition
1979 Environmental Services Building, One Percent for Art Project, Pendleton, Oregon, series of botanical watercolors
1978 Limited Editions Purchase Award, Oregon Arts Foundation
1978 Oregon Annual, State Fair Exhibition
1976 Art in Public Places, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, Oregon, series of etchings and drawings
1973 Agnes Prentice Award for Excellence, Portland Art Museum

Sherrie Wolf grew up in Portland, Oregon, pursuing art and dance as a child. She began her formal training in the visual arts at the Museum Art School in Portland, where she received a B.F.A. in printmaking. Her growing interest in printmaking and in many of the artistic traditions in England lead to the continuation of her education at the Chelsea College of Art in London. Returning to the Pacific Northwest, she has been most active as a professional etcher, watercolorist and draftsman.

In 1976 Sherrie received a grant for "Art in Public Places" from the Metropolitan Arts Commission in Oregon. This enabled her to complete a suite of etchings for public buildings, which became part of the City of Portland collection. She then began to exhibit extensively in the Pacific Northwest and is represented in many collections, including the Rainier National Bank, Washington; Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, California; Bell Telephone, Seattle; Portland Art Museum; and Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 1981 Sherrie was invited to join a group of Printmakers that formed Inkling Etching Studio, where she continues to create her multiple color plate prints. Her intensity of color and complex imagery derive from a technique for multiple plate registration which she has developed into a highly skilled art form. Her interest in architecture and still-life produces many subjects for her etchings. Several trips to Europe, most recently northern Italy, have been a inspiration for her work.

Sherrie is also active on the board of the Northwest Print Council, an organization for public education on the fine art of printmaking, which exhibits printmakers from throughout th Northwest and Canada in international exhibitions. Most recently her work was included in the traveling exhibit in the People's Republic of China.

From "One Percent for Arts" programs in Washington and Oregon, Sherrie has received numerous purchase awards and commissions. In 1986 she completed a commission for the Chronicle of Portland Collection which she rendered the historic Pittock Mansion and produced a drawing and etching.

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