Wednesday, February 04, 2009

TAM Docents: Biennial Presentation Follow-up

Hello Docents-

Thanks to all of you who joined us for the walk-throughs today. It was great to see so many of you there. I appreciate your patience with so much standing as we went through two galleries instead of just the one. I have copied your Biennial presentation information again below. I have highlighted artists who have not yet been chosen in red. For any of you who have not yet signed up, please choose at least one of the artists in red. I have also copied the list of who has signed up, including their choices, so that you can make your decisions knowing what is already coming. I need 2 more of you to sign up for February 23.


Give a brief biography of each (the kind of tidbits that would be interesting and useful in a tour) then briefly compare and contrast the 2, explaining why you chose to pair them, wrapping up with your take on why this artwork would be considered “Northwest Art”. You will have 5 minutes to give your presentation with up to another 2 minutes following your presentation for questions and responses from fellow docents (this will help us practice discussing this body of work within the context of the exhibition). I only want to spend one hour standing in the gallery (no stools please – to help us remain mindful of what we ask of our visitors but also to keep timing on track) so we will only do 8 presentations per training period before we move on to something else. This means that 3 different trainings will be needed. Please email me with you’re a) artist preferences and  b) the date you want to do your presentation. I will be asking for variety here so first come will be first served. I may need to ask you to choose other artists if I don’t get everyone represented and, again,  I can only take 8 presentations per date: Monday, February 23; Monday, March 9; or Monday, March 23.


For your Biennial Artist presentations, please choose 2 Biennial artists from the following list:

Rick Araluce, Seattle

Gala Bent, Seattle

Michael Brophy, Portland

Jack Daws, Seattle

Eric Elliott, Seattle

Tannaz Farsi, Eugene

Sarah Hood, Seattle

Denzil Hurley, Seattle

Linda Hutchins, Portland

Robert Jones, Seattle

Michael Kenna, Seattle

Doug Keyes, Seattle

Isaac Layman, Seattle

Zhi Lin, Sammamish

Micki Lippe, Seattle

Margie Livingston, Seattle

Victor Maldonado, Portland

Debora Moore, Seattle

Susan Robb, Seattle

Stephanie Robison, Portland

Ross Sawyers, Seattle

Susan Seubert, Portland

Chang-Ae Song, Eugene

Scott Trimble, Seattle


Monday, February 23 Presentation                 

Randi Kander                 Gala Bent and Michael Kenna

Gaard Logan                  Jack Daws and Isaac Layman

Barbara Beaver              Micki Lippe and Linda Hutchins

Barbara Abegg               Stephanie Robison and Chang-Ae Song

Katrina Frank                 Zhi Lin and ???

Judi Keyser                    Michael Brophy and Robert Jones



Monday, March 9 Presentation            

Terry Dew                     Doug Keyes and Susan Seubert

Margaret Upshaw                       Chang Ae Song and Marjie Livingston

Debora Kernan               Sarah Hood and Micki Lippe

Sharon Berens                Michael Kenna and Zhi Lin

Jim Reardon                  Linda Hutchins and Debora Moore

Florence Reardon           Debora Moore and Micki Lippe



Monday, March 23 Presentation                      

Linda Flatley                  Zhi Lin and Victor Maldonado



Thank you for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum!



Jana Wennstrom

Volunteer Programs Coordinator


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Tacoma, Washington 98402

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