Blue Sky is pleased to announce the names of 53 artists selected by jurors Kris Graves and Julie Keefe for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Drawers. Debuting in April 2020, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2021.
The complete list of artists selected from nearly 200 submissions includes:
Blake Andrews, Zeb Andrews, Lisa Bauso, Amelia Bjesse-Puffin, Jennifer Brommer, Sage Brown, Tricia Cassels, Jennie Castle, Mark Danley, Lisa Davidson, Danielle Dean, Craig Duncan, Tess Durham, Jeana Edelman, Jon Feinstein, Kevin Fletcher, Dean Forbes, Ebenezer Galluzzo, Barbara Gilson, Joseph Glasgow, Chris Heard, Paul Higgins, Arthur Hitchcock, Kailyn Hooley, Stephan Jahanshahi, Ann Kendellen, Laura Kurtenbach, Adam Long, Marcia Mahoney, Roberta Margolis, Erin McCown, Brad Messinger, Diego Morales-Portillo, Aunna Moriarty, Chris Nesseth, Brian Orozco, Mike Osborne, Ryan Parker, Christopher Rauschenberg, Ralph Rinke, Rich Rollins, Gabrielle Roozee, Meg Roussos, Adair Rutledge, Andrew Seng, Sam Slater, Deb Stoner, Barbara Strigel, Cristal Tappan, David Tucker, Grace Weston, Amiran White, and Sam Wrigglesworth.
Kris Graves is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally. As Director of Kris Graves Projects, he collaborates with artists to create limited edition publications and archival prints, focusing on contemporary photography and works on paper.
Julie Keefe is an artist with over 25 years of experience working primarily in documentary and community-based art. Her work includes installations and collaborations with a variety of institutions, health care organizations, artists, children, and communities. From 2013 to 2017 she served as Portland, Oregon’s inaugural Creative Laureate, a position that uses the Office of the Mayor, and the Laureate role, as a platform to advocate for the arts, arts education, equity, creative industries and practice and the overall cultural health of Portland.