Linda Okazaki

 


Curriculum Vitae

Education  
1975
MFA Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1972
BA Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1985 Painting tutorial with Joan Brown, Centrum Artist Seminar, Port Townsend, WA
   
Solo Exhibitions
2017 Come to the Table/Leaving the Table, The Virginia Inn, Seattle, WA 
2014 Gunkholing in the Shallows of My Mind: West/East, SEEDS::BROOKLYN,
NY
2013 Fire Inside the Heart, Max Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2012 Night Visitor, Max Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2000 Music as the Muse, The Upstage, Port Townsend, WA
1994 Miracles, Mysteries and the Mundane, The 1004 Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
1992 Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA (Also 1981, 1978)
1977 Watercolors: Linda Okazaki, Washington State Arts Services, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Traveling Exhibit
1975 Fanciful Images from a Female, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
   
Curated Exhibitions/ Invitationals
2017 Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons, Jefferson Museum of and History, Port Townsend, WA
2016 Faculty Exhibit, Port Townsend School of the Arts, Port Townsend, WA
2016 Silent Auction & Party, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge
Island, WA 98110
2015 Tribute to the 1004 Gallery, Port Townsend Library, Port Townsend, WA
2014 Earth Matters, Juror, Michael Paul Miller Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2013 First Light, (Invitational), Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
2012 Outside Your Comfort Zone, Juror, Rock Huska, Tenth Annual Peninsula Art League, Gig Harbor, WA
2012 Another Path: Prints from Centrum’s Artist in Residence, Max Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2012 The Spirit of Place, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Autumnal, (Invitational) Artisans on Taylor, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Art Port Townsend, Expressions Northwest, Juror Gary Faigin, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Relic of Place: Linda Okazaki, Rikki Ducornet, Helga Winter, Artisans onTaylor, Port Townsend, WA
2010 10 x 10 x 10 Tieton, Tieton, Washington, Jurors-Ed Marquand, Greg Kucera, Gail Gibson, Tieton, WA
2010 Strait Art Twenty Ten, (Invitational-Jake Seniuk), Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA
2006 Then and Now: Collectors and Their Artists, Northwind Art Center, PortTownsend, WA
2005 Interactions: Art & Art, Joe Wheeler Theatre, Port Townsend, WA
2004 For Love of the Land, Jefferson Land Trust, The Cannery, Port Townsend, WA
2002 Art from the City of Dreams, University House, Seattle, WA
1998 Artists and Collectors, Ed Cain Galleries, Port Townsend, WA
1998 Water, Martin Andrews Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
1996 Raven: Icons and Omens, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1996 Strait Art, (Invitational-Jake Seniuk) Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
1995 Dreams/Visions: Seattle Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery, Ten Artists, Seattle, WA
1995 Paintings: Linda Okazaki, Photographs: Glenn Rudolph, Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993 Come See, University of Washington Medical Center, Artist in Residence Program Invitational, Seattle, WA
1993 About Face, Tacoma Art Museum, Juror Award, Tacoma, WA
1993 XX: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Women’s Caucus for Art National Conference, Francine Seders Gallery II, Seattle, WA
1992 Water Works, USWest New Vector Group, Bellevue, WA
1992 Homage to Christo’s Umbrella’s, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1991-93 Collaborators, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1991 25th Anniversary Exhibitions: The Middle Years 1973-80, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Bumbershoot Turns 20, Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
1989 Watercolor, Watercolor, Watercolor, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
1989 Strait Art Part II, (Invitational-Jake Seniuk), Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
1989 One Hundred Years of Washington Art: New Perspective, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1989 Microsoft Exhibition of Works for Permanent Collection, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
1989 Birds and Flight: Various Interpretations, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Little Romances, Little Fictions, Hodges/Banks Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Invitational, New York, NY
1983 Northwest Acquisitions, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1983 Drawings, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983 12th Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
1981 Washington Women Artists, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
1980 Faculty Exhibit, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1980 Nine Washington Artists, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1978 Okazaki: Paintings, Okazaki:Photographs, Two person show, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA
1978 Faculty Exhibit, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1977 Siler and Okazaki, The Languid and the Loathsome, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1977 Northwest Eccentric Artists, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
1977 Artists from the Other Side, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1977 Pullman, WA 99163, Foster White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1976-77 Paper: An Invitational Exhibition, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University College, Fredonia, NY
1975 Freese and Okazaki, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1975 Drawings, Freese and Okazaki, Albion College, Albion, MI
1972 Northwest Annual, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
   
Traveling Exhibits
2013-2016 Particles on the Wall, Traveling multidisciplinary art exhibit, (WSU Tri- Cities Art Center, Richland, WA, Ecotrust Bldg, Portland, OR, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, UW Libraries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Maxey Museum ,Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, Reach Museum, Richland, WA)
2000 Millennium Images-Ireland and America, Art Journal Exhibit, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. WA, Traveling Exhibit
1991 Please and Thank Yous, True Stories, Traveling Exhibit
1983-84 Living with the Volcano, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Traveling Exhibit
   
Honors
1993 Centrum Foundation, Artist Residency, Printmaking, Port Townsend, WA
1993 About Face, Tacoma Art Museum, Juror’s Award, Tacoma, WA
1985 Governor’s Book Design Award with Tree Swenson,
Shelter, Laura Jensen, Dragongate, Inc, Port Townsend, WA
1980 Betty Bowen Award Finalist, Seattle, WA
   
Curatorial
2009 Port Townsend Virtual Art Museum (collaborated with Ann Welch) LINK
2010 Shape of Water, Port Townsend Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Prints from Centrum’s Artist in Residence, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
2006 Interactions: Art & Art, Art Dialogue, Joe Wheeler Theatre, Port Townsend, WA
2006 The Personal Shrine, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Port Townsend, WA
   
Publications
2013 Diane Urbani de las Paz, Peninsula Profile: Artist’s exhibition explores passion, transcendence, Feb.2, 2013, Peninsula Daily news, Port Angeles, WA
2014 Rikki Ducornet, The Deep Zoo, Coffee House Press, Minnesota, MN (release Dec.2014) The Egyptian Portal is included in this collection of essays.
2012 Rikki Ducornet, The Egyptian Portal, Stone Eye Press, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Kathie Meyer, “Cherchez la femme at Artisans on Taylor” review March, 2011 The Port
Townsend Leader, Port Townsend, WA
2011 Diane Urbani De La Paz, Color Springs to Life, Peninsula Daily News, Port Angleles, WA
2011 Kathie Meyer, Art is More than mere paper and Ink, Centrum’s Fine Art Print Sale Features renowned artists with unique stories
2010 Jake Seniuk, Strait Art Twenty Ten, 2010
2008 “A Girl’s Journey” Self-published book recounting a young girl’s coming of age tale
2005 Sedge Thompson’s West Coat Live, Port Townsend Film Festival, September 24, The Upstage, Port Townsend, WA
1999 Scott Wilson, Juried Art Show and Studio Tour, Supplement to The Leader, Port Townsend, WA
1996 Glowen, Ron. Secret Languages, Raven, The Herald, Everett, WA. July 12
1993 Tarzan Ament, Deloris, Finding Ourselves Through Our Faces,The Seattle Times, March 25.
1993 Hackett, Regina. Individualists’ Styles Share the Spotlight in Show of Women Artists. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 19.
1992 Lenihan, Jean. Pursued by Paintings.Seattle Weekly, February 12
1991 Seniuk, Jake. Please and Thank Yous Exhibition. On Center. Vol.III, No.3, Autumn.
1990 Simpson, Peter. Encounters with Crows. Peninsula Magazine, Summer.
1989 Mattern, Heidi. A Dreamer’s Image. The Port Townsend Leader, Summer Magazine
1986 Connell, Joan. Exhibit Lets Figures Tell Stories. Bellingham Herald, February 2.
1984 Crumbow, Robert C. The City as Collector: Seattle City Light Leads the Way. Seattle Arts, September.
1984 Kangas, Matthew. Little Romances/Little Fictions. Vanguard, May.
1981 Glowen, Ron. Dreamy Dichotomies. Artweek, September, 26.
   
Selected Collections & Commissions

Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
Junior League of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts Commission; City Light and Harborview Portable Works Collections, Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Collection, Seattle, WA
Jefferson Museum of Art and History, Robert and Nora Porter Collection, Port Townsend, WA
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA
Junior League of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts Commission; City Light and Harborview Portable Works Collections, Seattle, WA
Bittner and Barker, Seattle, WA
Sirianni Youtz Meir Spoonemore:Richard E. Spoonemore, Seattle, WA
Robert Pfannebecker Art Collection, Lancaster, PA
Port Townsend Film Festival Poster 2005
Centrum Foundation, Commission for Posters,10th Annual Season, Port Townsend, WA
Jefferson Land Trust, Commission Poster
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, Poster Commission
Bumbershoot Arts Festival Poster Commission, Seattle, WA
Living by Water, book cover, Brenda Peterson, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO
There. Here., book cover, Stanley Rubin, Lost Horse Press,Sandpoint, ID
Roman Filiu, Musea, music cover, NY, NY

   
Other Professional Experience
2016 Faculty Port Townsend School of the Arts, Port Townsend, WA
2014 (upcoming August 4-8) Painting for a Picnic, watercolor and colored pencil, Gage Academy of Art, Summer Workshop at Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA
2006-2015 Vice President and Treasure of Port Townsend Arts Commission, Port Townsend, WA
2012 Research consultant for Artist Trust, Creating a Living Legacy, online resources for Art Archiving, Documentation & Handling funded through the Joan Mitchell Foundation (link)
2011 Curatorial with Kristine Morris, Gerard Tsutakawa’s photography exhibit fabrication of public art “Salish Sea Circle", Cotton Building, Port Townsend Archived at the Jefferson Museum of Art and History and also on the Port Townsend Virtual Art Museum website.
2011 Rigor, Imagination and the Creative Process Panel with Rikki Ducornet, Helga Winter & C. Mathias, Port Townsend, WA
2010 Shape of Water ,exhibition, curatorial and co-directed with Counsel Langley and Stan Rubin, Northwest Maritime Museum, Port Townsend, WA archived online: LINK
2008-10 Port Townsend Virtual Art Museum, Oversight and development through the Port Townsend Arts Commission, with A. Welch, Port Townsend, WA
2008 Gaylen Hansen Panel, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
2007-11 Art Dialogue, Facilitator for artists collaborative work and dialogue, Port Townsend, WA. Based on philosophy of David Bohm
2000 Millennium Printmaking Residency Ireland and Washington Artists, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA
1989 Evergreen State College, Fine Arts Team, Assistant Professor, Olympia, WA
1974-80 Washington State University, Fine Arts Department, Assistant Professor, Pullman, WA