2016 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers


The 2016 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers highlighted the work of 60+ artists from the Pacific Northwest. Each artist showcased 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky from April 2016 - March 2017.

The complete list of artists selected from more than 160 submissions included:

Bobby Abrahamson, Gary Albertson, Beaudry Allen, Lewis Anderson, Zeb Andrews, James Bailey, Susan Bein, Rich Bergeman, Skyra Beveridge, Ray Bidegain, Susan Biggs, Victor Bloomfield, Nancy Butler, Anna Campbell, Minh Carrico, Tara Champion, Larry Clark, Jamie Conners, Ronan Considine, Will Corwin, Kevin Coulton, Lisa Davidson, Susan de Witt, Vernon DiPietro, Christopher Drake, Kevin Ebi, Al Flory, Dean Forbes, C. Bruce Forster, Barbara Gilson, Joseph Glasgow, Lauren Grabelle, Bob Haft, Stewart Harvey, Zane Healy, Ken Hochfeld, Kevin Horan, Ann Kendellen, Kory Kingsley, Zachary Kolden, Brian Kosoff, Zachary Krahmer, David Kressler, Justin Lane, Jay Lansford, J. Jason Lazarus, Stefan Lesueur, Stu Levy, James Lommasson, Marcia Mahoney, Roberta Margolis, Robbie McClaran, Sandee McGee, Rachel McLain, Jung Min, Janet Neuhauser, Stan Raucher, Christopher Rauschenberg, Shawn Records, Rich Rollins, Sarah Skwira, Deb Stoner, Dale Strouse, Cody Swanson, Sarah Taft, Alan Wieder, Kevin Wildermuth

From Katherine Ware, our juror for the 2016 Drawers exhibition:

“Serving as juror for Blue Sky allowed me to sample some of the most interesting work being made in the Northwest right now and to try to summarize that wealth of images for The Drawers. This is a tremendous resource that anyone can use and it changes every year. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover something inspiring.”


Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The museum houses the state’s art collection and is located on Santa Fe’s historic plaza. Ware previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and has worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photographs and has written essays and books on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.