Elizabeth Davidson

A Conversation with Elizabeth Davidson
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Join us for an afternoon with ceramic and fiber artist Elizabeth Davidson, BIMA Chief Curator Greg Robinson, and BIMA board member Wendy Orville as they converse about Davidson’s work and her exhibition, The Poetry of


Elizabeth Donnally Davidson: The Poetry of Ordinary Things

BIMA is pleased to introduce the work of Elizabeth Donnally Davidson (Bainbridge Island). Davidson’s diverse series of artworks include her ceramic Ironic Bloom Series and Ritual Jar Series, vessels that serve as metaphors for human existence and the internal and external forces that shape our lives. Also featured are hand-stitched Valentines on cotton muslin, and Stitch Drawings on Japanese indigo cotton, reflections of the heart and mind.


About the panel:

Greg Robinson grew up in Seattle and went to graduate school in New York City to earn his master’s degree in Public Administration from NYU. His art career was accidental – while director of facilities planning at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City in the 1980s, he helped launch one of the largest hospital art collections in the country. That’s how he got ‘the bug.’ Subsequently, he held positions including executive director of Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, director of William Traver Gallery in Tacoma, and executive director of the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) in La Conner. Greg serves the non-profit art community through numerous selection panels for exhibitions and awards, including the Betty Bowen Award Committee of Seattle Art Museum since 1999. Career highlights include several book projects on Puget Sound artists, serving on the board of the American Craft Council, and volunteering as a strategic facilitator and coach for smaller non-profit organizations.  “If I bring anything to BIMA it is endless curiosity. My job is to mine our regional art world for diverse talent – both long-standing careers that are deserving and artists that are new (at least to me) in this ever-changing landscape.  At BIMA we cook up exhibitions from scratch – we have no real recipe to follow, just great – and fresh — ingredients!”

Wendy Orville was born in New York and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She received a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University and an MFA in Painting from American University. Recently her monotypes have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art, the Bellevue Art Museum and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Wendy’s monotypes are featured in the book Singular & Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint. She is represented by Davidson Galleries Seattle, Washington. Wendy has taught at Pratt Fine Arts, The Henry Art Gallery, University of Indiana and numerous other venues. Currently, she teaches monotype workshops for beginning and experienced artists out of her studio, inkgarden, on Bainbridge Island.


Nov 2, 2022


Frank Buxton Auditorium



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