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Past Exhibit

Josey Wise: Art Advocate of the Year

June 21 – July 29

Main Gallery

Opening Reception: June 28, 5-8pm

In 2011 the Schack Art Center added the Arts Advocate of the Year Award to recognize a leader in arts education/mentoring and community involvement who demonstrates forward thinking and enthusiasm for the visual arts.

The second annual recipient of the Arts Advocate Award is Everett artist and business owner Josey Wise.

Artist Statement:

R. Jay McCarty of Artisan Inkwell

Ocean Shores by Josey Wise

Originally from western Montana, Josey loves to incorporate the beauty and color of nature into her artwork. Her medium of choice is oil and she tends to use a bright palette as well as expressive strokes, sometimes on the edge of abstract. Landscapes are Josey's favorite subject, but on occasion she will paint wildlife or still life, all with a contemporary feel.

In 2010 Josey was the first City of Everett's Young Artists in the Community Award Recipient and in 2011 joined the City of Everett Art Commission.

Josey moved to the Pacific Northwest when she was 18 and has loved it ever since. She and her husband Marc own WiseDesignz Framing & Gallery in Historic Downtown Everett and participate strongly in the Everett Art Walk.

Wise is proud to live, work and create in Everett with her Husband and two children, Sid and Saylor.