I was born in New York City and studied Art at Cooper Union, the San Francisco Art Institute and Bennington College where I received an MA. I made paintings in studios around the country and taught drawing and painting in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire before coming to The Evergreen State College in 1973. My work has been exhibited on both coasts in galleries and museums. At present I am an Emeritus Faculty at Evergreen and work in my printmaking studio at home in Boston Harbor.
Hart James is a Pacific Northwest painter based in Olympia, WA, and a regular contributor to the Leo Fuller Gallery and a visiting artist at the SPSCC Art Department. Hart is represented by the Harris Harvey Gallery in Seattle, WA and the Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison, WA. Hart has attended several artist residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Oxbow Artist Residency, and the Morris Graves Foundation.
Irene Osborn is an Olympia based artist working in clay and is an award-winning contributor to the Leonor R. Fuller Gallery. She has also shown many times with the Tacoma Community College Gallery in Tacoma, WA as well as with many other group exhibitions in the region. Irene earned her BA in Art History and Ceramics at Evergreen State College studying Art History with Ann Storey and Ceramic Sculpture with clay artist Mike Moran. She has also studied ceramics locally with Joanne Gaither.
Jay Shepard is a native Washingtonian, long time Olympia resident and artist and regular contributor to exhibitions at the Leo Fuller Gallery. Jay has his MFA from Arizona State University and is a member of the Woodturners of Olympia and has served on its board, he is also a member of the American Association of Woodturners. Jay is a nationally recognized award-winning artist who has shown in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arizona, Minnesota, and at many locations around the state.
Julia Stzen is an Olympia based artist and she received her Masters of Art in Teaching at Whitworth University and Bachelor of Fine Art in ceramics from Western Michigan University. A fascination with the art of the Pacific Northwest brought her to Washington. In Spokane, she received a teaching assistantship from Whitworth for graduate school and later continued to study at Eastern Washington University.Julie taught ceramics at Spokane Art School and Corbin House and worked as director of both the YWCA Pottery Program and the Eugenia Stowe Gallery in Spokane Washington. She taught art to all ages for over 20 years in public school and private settings. The variety of media Julie explores includes ceramics, bronze, pastel and digital imaging. She exhibits her work in juried shows and galleries and is currently a member of the Artists’ Gallery in Olympia, WA.
Gail Ramsey Wharton is a retired marriage, child and family therapist, who began her art career teaching and exhibiting in the 1980s in the Midwest. Through the 1990s and until moving from Berkeley to Lacey, Washington in 2001, she taught and exhibited art in various locations in the bay area, including Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Bodega Bay. During her time in Lacey, she taught collage and mixed media through the Community Education Department of South Puget Sound College and has exhibited her work in local galleries and shops, including Sidedoor Studio, Ginger Street Store, and Matter Gallery. Her work has been included in juried exhibits at the Leonor R Fuller Gallery, South Puget Sound College, and the Tacoma Community College Gallery.