Seattle Based Artist/Instructor
Anthony White is an artist and curator in Seattle, Washington, where he is currently represented by Greg Kucera Gallery. A 2018 alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts, White's work is meticulously spun from common PLA plastic resulting in representations of manipulated and glamorized portraits, consumerism, and brash, Instagram-style images as viewed through the lens of a cell phone. In 2020 he was a finalist for the Neddy Award and a recipient of the AXA Art Prize at NYC Academy of Art. In 2019, White presented a solo booth at EXPO Chicago, received the Special Recognition award from Seattle Art Museum's Betty Bowen Committee.
Gary Faigin, co-Founder and Artistic Director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, trained at the Art Students League of New York and at the Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts in Paris.
While living in New York (1976-1991), Faigin taught figure drawing upon the retirement of his teacher, Robert Beverly Hale, at the Art Students League, a program he presented continuously over the next decade. Concurrently, he taught Perspective and Portrait Drawing at the newly founded New York Academy of Art, the National Academy School of Design, the School of Visual Art and Parsons School of Design. He opened his own studio in Hell's Kitchen and began personal work focused on self-portraits and still lifes.
In the summer of 1984, Faigin began a ten-year summer residence in Santa Fe, NM, a locale that afforded him exposure to the burgeoning realist painting scene of the Southwest. His works included pastel landscapes and printmaking with shows at the Frank Croft and Realist Art galleries.
Faigin has exhibited widely with solo exhibitions in Seattle and Santa Fe, including a retrospective of his work at Seattle's Frye Art Museum and the Coos Museum of Art in Oregon. A master of drawing and painting, his images typically explore his two favorite themes: altering one's perception of the commonplace and developing mood through intense contrasts of light and dark.
As a promoter and observer of historic and contemporary art in the Northwest, Faigin serves on the Board of Director of the newly-opened Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds and reviews regional museum and gallery exhibits as the Seattle Times guest art critic. He is represented by the Harris/Harvey Gallery in Seattle.
Brooklyn Based Artist/Instructor
Jas was born in Hartford, CT. His talent for drawing was recognized at an early age. He sold his first painting at age seven and had his first one-man show at the age of eight. He went on to receive numerous awards and later went to study at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Public Art Project Manager at Sound Transit
Lucile Chich is a curator and public arts administrator based in Seattle, WA. After relocating to the US from Europe, where she earned a Master's degree in American Literature from Universite Lyon 2 (France) and a MPhil in comparative literature from Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), Lucile Chich pursued a certificate in Museum Studies from UW, Seattle, and has been working in the arts ever since. She has curated exhibitions at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts, and Bellevue Arts Museum, where she became the Assistant Curator in 2017. In 2020, she fulfilled a life-long aspiration to put her work to the service of the public at large, by joining the public arts field, serving as a Project Manager for the Art Program at Sound Transit (STart). Lucile Chich is on the ArtsWA (Washington State Arts Commission) curator roster.
Seattle Based Artist/Instructor
Sarah is an artist born in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned her B.A. in Studio Art at Dartmouth College in 2002 with a minor in English, and her MFA from The University of Washington in Painting and Drawing in 2015.
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