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Diane has had a studio in Pierce County for the past 20 years and has worked on her art specifically in Tacoma for the last eight. She is passionate about the richness and vibrancy of the arts scene in Pierce County. Diane draws inspiration from the Rococo period which features, her words, "bright sparkly colors." She feels that success is drawing a viewer in to the point where they interact with her artwork. Her newest body of work brings in hot glass, mica, imagery, and metal.
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With a Montessori background and more than ten years spent working with children, Darcy has a strong connection to storytelling and playful whimsy. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska, and only left to attend the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada. The medium of her work has changed dramatically from two dimensional painting and drawing to a focus on stimulating public reaction using up-cycled materials. Darcy currently runs a creative reuse center called Tinkertopia with her husband.
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As an artist and teacher in Tacoma, Christopher develops his witty visual commentary with the help of his brilliant wife, imaginative students, and the stunning environment of the Puget Sound. Everything from middle school gossip to religion gives him inspiration. He works in a variety of mediums including clay, steel, wood, high density foam, beads, glass, gems, and virtually anything else that catches his fancy.
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Cecilia was born and educated in Sweden before coming to the Pacific Northwest in 1977. Tapestry as a medium appeals to her because of the challenges and the process of translation from sketches to final product. Her work has been displayed both nationally and internationally. For two years, Cecilia was involved in recreating the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries for the restoration of a medieval Scottish castle. Stateside, she does commissioned work for public schools, colleges, hospitals, and federal buildings.
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Becky Frehse grew up in Illinois and is a graduate of Central Washington University, where she earned her MFA. In the 1980s, she traveled throughout Washington as an Artist in Residence with the Washington State Arts Commission. Her semi-abstract, mixed media work evolved from studying traditional Chinese painting techniques while living in Guangzhou, China. Today, Becky teaches part-time in the art department at the University of Puget Sound.
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2014 Foundation of Art Award nominee, Brian Hutcheson is an artist/educator and a graduate of Biola University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He works with a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to papercraft and interactive installations. Most days you can find Brian at the Charles Wright Academy, where he teaches drawing, gorilla art techniques, and digital storytelling, among other creative topics. He also established Martlet Press at Charles Wright Academy, a letterpress and book arts program.
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At the Community Foundation, we are proud and excited to start the year off with seven new Spark Grants. Together, the recipients make up another phenomenal group of grass-roots leaders with great knowledge of our diverse community and a passion for bringing people together to learn, to grow, to share, and to have fun. Each project is a testament to how many creative ways there are to connect people and build engagement in the community. Click here to learn more about the Spark Grants program and previous projects.
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Peterson's Between Wolf and Moon sculpture, created for the 2013 Foundation of Art Award, links to a mythological Puyallup tribal story.
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Congratulations to our 2013 Foundation of Art Award Winner: Shaun Peterson!
Shaun was born in Puyallup, Washington and is a member of the Puyallup tribe. Shaun pursued Coastal Native art shortly after graduating high school. His focus has been on his Coast Salish roots through painting, print and sculpture. He is the youngest member of the Bill Holm Center advisory board and is very active in public speaking at the university level. Shaun has works in public collections around the world including Japan, China, Ireland and Germany. His largest installation is a twenty-four foot welcome figure dedicated on 2012 at Tacoma, Washington.
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Sean Alexander is a Tacoma artist best known for his obsessively-detailed pen drawings. His work has been shown locally in Seattle, Portland and Tacoma, as well as nationally in Iowa City and New York.
Beyond drawing, Sean practices as a graphic designer, arts promoter, and free range creative. His illustrations and designs have been used in numerous publications including City Arts Magazine and the Oxford American. He co-founded a progressive art space called The Helm (2006-2008) and founded the Squeak and Squawk Music Festival. Rather than existing creatively inside of a box, Sean welcomes any type of project that he can see the potential for fun, learning and innovation.
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