Biography

Originally from Eastern Washington Ann now lives in the Skagit Valley on Samish Island in Washington State. As a cut paper artist her inspiration comes from this rural landscape wedged between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea. Her work is inspired by an interest in environmental challenges particular to communities across the Northwest and by historic hand cut paper artwork. After completing undergraduate and graduate work at Eastern Washington University she taught in the Art Department of Skagit Valley College for twenty-two years. Since leaving teaching in 2008 she has worked continually in her studio and exhibiting throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California.

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Perry Carlson Gallery, Mount, Vernon, WA.
2018 College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA.
2017 A.C.M.E. Creative Space, Anacortes, WA.
2013 Views, Shoreline Community College Gallery, Shoreline, WA.
2012 Cedar, Sage and Pine, Helen Smith Gallery, Green River College, Auburn, WA.
2012 Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA.
2011 Species, Skagit Valley College Gallery, Mount Vernon, WA.
1999 Apparitions, Spokane Art School Gallery, Spokane, WA.
1994 Out-Comes, Chase Gallery, City Hall, Spokane, WA.
1991 Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Global WarNings, Chehalem Art and Cultural Center, Newberg, OR.
2021 On the Edge: Living the AnthropoceneEastern WA University Art Gallery, Cheney, WA.
2021 Backstory, Karla Matzke Art and Design Gallery, Camano Island, WA.
2021 On the Edge: Living the Anthropocene, Moses Lake Art Museum & Center, Moses Lake WA.
2020  Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA.
2020 On the Edge: Living the Anthropocene, Chehalem Art and Cultural Center, Newburg, OR.
2019 Northwest Designer Craftsmen Show, Gallery at the Par, Richland, WA.
2019 STEM + Art + Design, Shack Art Center, Everett, WA.
2019 Black and White, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend WA.
2018 Re:Acclimating, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA.
2017 Featured Artist, Arts Alive Invitational, Maple Hall, La Conner, WA.
2017 RESIST, Perry Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon, WA.
2016 Simon and Mace, Port Townsend, WA.
2016 Untitled Insights, Spokane Falls Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Spokane WA.
2016 Centennial Art Gallery, Kent City Hall Campus, Kent, WA.
2016 Here and There, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA.
2015 Dual Nature: Draw, Cut, Burn, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA.
2015 Interstate. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, CWU, Ellensburg, WA.
2015 Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent City Hall Gallery, Kent, WA.
2015 Here and There, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA.
2015 Wings, Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA.
2014 Layers of Perception, Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, Moses Lake, WA.
2014 Skagit Women Print, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA.
2014 Art of the Wild, Columbia Arts Center, Mt Hood, Oregon
2014 Maude Kearns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
2013 Transient Terrain, Boswell Gallery, North Idaho Community College, Coeur d’Alene, ID.
2012 Strands: Draw, Cut, Write, Stitch, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA.
2011 Flora and Fauna, Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA.
2011 Schools of Thought, ARTSWEST, Seattle, WA.
2011 Spokane Arts Commission: All Media Juried Show, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA.
2010 Long Drawn Out Process: Group Drawing Exhibition, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA.
2010 Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA.
2010 3rd Annual CVG Juried Exhibition, Bremerton, WA.
2009 11th Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Exhibit, Port Townsend, WA.
2009 Envisioning Cascadia, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA.
2000 Northwest Annual Juried Exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.
1996 13th Annual Gallery 76 Juried Exhibition, Wenatchee College, Wenatchee, WA.
1992 Northwest International Juried Exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.

Awards and Organizations

2019 Northwest Designer Craftsmen
2017 Juror’s Award, Re:Acclimating, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA.
2017 Brush Creek Residency, Brush Creek Ranch Wyoming
2017 Excellence Award, Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Exhibition
2010 Artist Trust GAP Grant
2009 Merit Award, 11TH Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Exhibition

Purchases

2018 King County Public Art Collection, Seattle, WA.
2015 Kent City Art Collection, Kent, WA.
2014 Island Hospital, Anacortes, WA.
2014 Skagit Regional Clinics, Riverbend, Mount Vernon, WA.

Publications

2011 book cover, Necessity of Flight, Cherry Grove Collections, Cincinnati, OH.
1996 Crosscurrents, Washington State Humanities, Washington, WA.