Our inaugural exhibition presented many of the original paintings included in the 2015 University of Washington Press publication documenting the history of this important and influential arts organization. Most of these paintings had not been seen by the public for many decades, if ever. The exhibition concentrated on prominent early members of NWWS active during the formative decades of 1940 through the 1970’s. We assembled a unique variety of works that reflect the wide range and diverse approaches to the medium. Artists included Jess Cauthorn, Raymond Hill, Z. Vanessa Helder, Dorothy Dolph Jensen, Alden Mason, George Tsutakawa and many others.

September 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016