The Washington State University Museum of Art has been awarded a grant in the amount of $35,000 by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to be used for the upcoming “Sherry Markovitz Retrospective” exhibit and book publication. The exhibit, curated by the Museum of Art/WSU, will be displayed Feb. 22 –April 12, 2008 and will be accompanied by a full-color trade book also produced by the museum.
The exhibit was previously awarded a $5,000 grant by the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture of Inland Northwest Community Foundation.
Markovitz, a Seattle-based artist known for her beaded animal heads, will display beaded assemblages, drawings and paintings. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Seattle Art Museum, the American Craft Museum in New York, and the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, N.C.
For more information contact the Museum of Art/WSU at (509) 335-1910 or visit the WSU Museum of Art Web site at: www.wsu.edu/artmuse.