Contact:Shannon Hays, Communications Jeremy Husby, ManagerSnohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Parks Cultural Resource DivisionShannon.Hays@snoco.org Jeremy.Husby@snoco.org425-409-7916 425-388-6601
Exhibit runs August 13-October 11, 2019
EVERETT, WA, August 8, 2019 – The Snohomish County Arts Commission announced this week a new art exhibit by Snohomish County artist Susan Dawson. The works will be on display from August 13-October 11, 2019 in the main floor lobby of the Robert J. Drewel Building (3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201).
Artist Statement – Susan Dawson
I was born in Seattle, my grandparents lived in Bothell. My art was influenced from a very early age by my grandfather, an oil painter, and my father, who had a master’s degree in art. Having been raised in a military family provided the opportunity to travel and study. Traveling and seeing different cultures in Europe and Asia. These observations were so inspiring and there were so many old masters works to see.
I had an art teacher at Woodbrook Jr. High that really ignited the fire. He taught every aspect of art. From routinely turning in a drawing every week, to art history, he made sure we learned all aspects of art.
About My Work
I love color, composition and value I stress in my class. I also refer to artistic license a lot. Do not always include everything you see. There is a certain calm to plein air painting nature. There is sheer awe and beauty in it. Being an artist has a certain commitment to it. It will be here long after I am gone. My hope is that I have been able to portray that awe and beauty I have seen. And bring a smile to the viewer’s face.
The exhibit is free and is open to the public during regular business hours. More information about the Snohomish County Arts Commission can be found at www.snocoarts.org