Scott Allen was trained first as a violin maker, and then in the restoration of antique instruments, and has been working as a luthier in Seattle since 2011. With a deep appreciation for time-honored techniques, and working traditions developed over hundreds of years, Scott firmly believes that everyone is capable of building exceptional artistic abilities, and is passionate about helping students who commit the time and effort required to do so. This mindset and dedication to craftsmanship allowed him to thrive as a student at Georgetown Atelier, setting new records of achievement before graduating in 2023.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.