Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Arts of the Terrace returns regional art to library

MLT alum highlights juried art show

By Lauren Salcedo
Enterprise reporter
"A Walk in the Fog," a photograph by Terry Eggers, will be on display at Arts of the Terrace.


"A Walk in the Fog," a photograph by Terry Eggers, will be on display at Arts of the Terrace.

Mountlake Terrace will soon host artists from around the region to compete for awards in several different categories including painting, photography and 3-D artwork.
The 32nd annual “Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show” is set for the weekend of Oct. 2-3 and will feature artist demonstrations, tips on submitting artwork to galleries and even a wine-tasting event.
“Arts of the Terrace” is one of the largest juried art shows in the Pacific Northwest. This year's panel of jurors includes: Andrew Morrison for Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Miniatures; Alan Caddey for photography; and Paul Lewing for 3-Dimensional works.
“Friends of the Arts” is a non-profit organization working with the Arts Commission. They will be holding a silent auction during the show to raise money for the Manu Sood Arts Commission Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a 2011 MLT high school graduate interested in studying art.
A MLT high school jazz combo will be performing during the wine-tasting event.
The show will feature Hal Sutherland, Disney studio artist and director of Filmation Studios. Sutherland received an Emmy Award for the animated Star Trek television series.
“Hal Sutherland is a legend in the animation world. Anyone who wants to learn about animation from the late sixties and early seventies should definitely come,” said Lori Knight, Mountlake Terrace's Arts Advisory Board member and owner of Knight Visions Gallery.
“One of the things that we have done differently this year is we've really pushed for more artists demonstrations and workshops,” Knight said.
Andrew Morrison, a graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School, will give workshops on how to apply to art schools and how to submit work to art galleries.
During his senior year at MLT high school, he applied to seven different art schools across the country and was accepted into six. He was offered a full-tuition scholarship and attended The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
“It was a great experience studying with the best artists in New England,” Morrison said.
He returned to Washington and has been a successful artist in Seattle ever since. He currently works as an art curator for the Seattle-based non-profit organization called Chief Seattle Club, which helps homeless Native Americans in Seattle get back on their feet.
“I organize the art shows, promote art shows and work with artists around the community. We have a really vibrant art program,” Morrison said.
Despite his success in the art world, Morrison has not forgotten his roots in Mountlake Terrace.
“I'm going to be an artist in residence at Mountlake Terrace Elementary. I'll be there three days a week working with fifth and sixth grade students to paint murals on the walls,” Morrison said.
“I thank Mountlake Terrace for giving me my start,” he said.
The Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. The winning artists will be announced during the artist reception and patron preview party, which will be held on Oct. 1 by invitation only.
“If you're thinking about a career in art this will be a great weekend to learn and see some wonderful art and just have a great time,” Knight said.