Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ross Day - Tribute to James Washington

In a beautiful article about Northwest woodworker Ross Day there is a meaningful tribute to James W. Washington, Jr.  Ross Day is an accomplished craftsman who designs and builds furniture on commission for home owners with refined taste.  

During his early years growing up, Day worked at "dead-end jobs, paycheck jobs."  While reading the Seattle Times one Sunday morning in the 1970s, he came upon a profile of James Washington.  The sculptures featured caught his eye.  Reading further he was struck by Washington's deep and probing statements about talent and potential.  

Please follow the link to the blog entry in WOODWORK, a national publication for "all woodworkers." 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Romson Bustillo

Romson Bustillo is creating art in the Washington Studio.  He is producing beautiful mixed medium works out of paper and has finished a site specific installation entitled, To Make Hard Soft.  On October 14th he will be leaving for Nicaragua, Chile and later Barcelona to collect ideas for future artwork.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gathering Support for the Artist-In-Residence Program

Supported by a grant from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, the Washington Foundation started in Artist in Residence Program in Spring, 2008.  The artists who participate in the program will reflect Dr. Washington's strong belief in the healing and transcending value of art in the human spirit.  They will live and work in the Washington house and studio, bringing new artwork to life and interacting with the Seattle community.  This programming will include mentoring, lectures, open studios and workshops which will serve to inspire and add meaning to our lives.