Washington illustrator and fine artist Susan Jones Davis' art has been featured in local and national juried exhibitions, and numerous publications. Jones Davis has taught Natural Science Illustration and Botanical Illustration for the University of Washington's Continuum College in Seattle, as well as drawing courses at Tsuga Fine Art in Bothell. She also coordinates the Art-In, a free monthly community art-making event in Lake Forest Park, Washington.
Her studies in art include Atelier training at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and she holds a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington. Susan is a member of the Seattle chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
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.