Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Tacoma Art Museum hires Curator of Collections & Special Exhibitions

Tacoma Art Museum Director Stephanie A. Stebich has named Margaret Bullock Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions. She will begin her work at the museum this September.

Most recently, Bullock was curator and collections manager at the Harwood Museum of Art at the University of New Mexico in Taos, which preserves, collects, and exhibits historic and contemporary art and culture of the Taos region. Previously she worked at the Portland Art Museum, first as Curatorial Assistant in 1998, then Assistant Curator of American Art, and finally as Associate Curator of American Art in 2001.

Says Stiebach: "Working with Rock Hushka, our Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art, Margaret will build on the museum’s tradition of presenting important exhibitions of historic American and European art and will focus on new research of the museum’s core collections. Margaret also will play a key role in the museum’s development of major special exhibitions with accompanying scholarly publications.”

COCA 26th Annual Seafair Ball - Tickets Now on Pre-Sale

Tickets are on sale for the Coca 26th Annual Seafair Ball – An Evening of Eclectic Entertainment – which will be held July 26th at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club.

Recent works by Marita Dingus, Juan Alonso, Richard Kehl, Chris Buening, Alan Fulle, Laura Castellanos, Richard Hutter, Juan Carlos Castellanos and Cathy Woo will be on view. Other entertainment includes music, full bar, “specialty food stations,” henna tattoo artists, and tarot card readings.

The tickets are $25 on pre-sale until July 24, $30 at the door ($5 artist discount). Tickets are available online here.

Vashon Artist Elaine Hanowell Wins National Award

Vashon Island artist Elaine Hanowell has been awarded the grand prize in the 2006/2007 Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial Competition for Direct Carving. She received the award from the National Association of Women Artists in NYC, the oldest women’s professional fine arts organization in the United States. The competition was juried by internationally acclaimed sculptors Judith Shea and Walter Dusenbery.

"Fox" and "Red on Red Koi" by Elaine Hanowell

Ms. Hanowell has been an active member of the Seattle arts community for over 20 years. Her sculptural work in carved wood, which can take years to complete, was last seen in “Conversations with Hanuman” at Foster/White Gallery. Her works in paper/lighted sculpture are installed at popular downtown restaurant The Dahlia Lounge. She is currently represented by ArtXchange Gallery.

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