April 6 – July 16, 2023

This exhibition is the first overview of women printmakers of Washington state active in the early to mid-twentieth century. Beginning with the establishment of the Northwest Printmakers Society in 1929, Seattle became an active center for the creation of original prints. We are featuring important figures such as Dorothy Dolph Jensen, the first woman to produce etchings and intaglio prints in Seattle after importing an etching press from Paris in the 1920’s.

Other prominent artists who created prints in various mediums throughout the state include Z. Vanessa Helder, Elizabeth Colborne, Virna Haffer, Helen Loggie and several others. Cascadia Art Museum is proud to once again present another groundbreaking exhibition that has never been produced or addressed by any other art or cultural institution in the Northwest.

Image Credits:

  1. Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004), Rodeo (Ellensburg, Washington), 1946. Screenprint. Private Collection.
  2. Elizabeth Warhanik (1880-1968), Composition, circa 1928. White line color woodblock print. Private Collection.