This year's exhibition was juried by Mare Blocker, Lindsey Merrell, Todd Tubutis and Patricia Watkinson
Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established the MKimberly Press in 1984. Her work can be found in over 80 public collections and museums including the Museum of Women in the Arts, The Victoria and Albert, The University of Washington Special Collections and The Library of Congress. Mare is the President of the Book Arts Guild, a regional organization for book artists and enthusiasts.
Lindsey Merrell is a printmaker and graphic designer based out of Central Washington. Her prints have been exhibited throughout Washington state, and can be found in numerous collections nationwide. In addition to her own artwork, Merrell has taught intaglio workshops, provided lectures and demonstrations, and has worked as an assistant printer for internationally recognized artists. Follow her and her husband on Twitter @wondrousprint.
Todd J. Tubutis became Executive Director of Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in Portland, Oregon in October 2009. He joined the organization from his position as Exhibition Project Director at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, for which he oversaw the Museum's temporary exhibition calendar and project management staff. During his tenure at the Field, he led the design and institutional strategy teams for more than 20 temporary and permanent exhibitions of varied scope and subject matter, including "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years," "Maps: Finding Our Place in the World," "From Prairie to Field: Photographs by Terry Evans," and "Evolving Planet."
Patricia Watkinson is an art and museum consultant, occasional writer and teacher. She has worked for art galleries and museums, both private and public, in Europe and the USA. Most recently she was executive director of Pilchuck Glass School and interim executive director of the Museum of Northwest Art, both in Washington state.
Generously donated by Doug and Laurie Kanyer
WIlliam Billy George
John Jenkins III
Michael Paul Miller