About the Exhibit

Art celebrating Northwest Art and Artists
John Franklin Koenig, Untitled, 1998, detail

Frame by Frame: Celebrating Northwest Art and Artists

Feb. 6 – March 26, 2020
Central Library, Level 8 Gallery

Seattle hosts a rich tradition of art-making from Northwest Indian arts to contemporary artists. A spectrum of artists of every level and medium, of organizations, collectors and art lovers engenders a vibrant community within and beyond our city limits.

The Seattle Public Library has long held a significant place in this arts infrastructure. Our collections continue to be an important resource for artists, educators and the general public as a source of information and inspiration in the arts.

For over 100 years, The Seattle Public Library has collected artworks by Northwest artists that can be seen in the Central Library and in branch libraries.  With works by artists such as Guy Anderson, Paul Horiuchi, James W. Washington, Jr. and Doris Totten Chase, our Northwest Arts Collection is a testament to the rich tradition of art-making from Northwest Indian arts to contemporary artists in the region.

We also have public art by local or international artists at all our Library locations. You can find information about art at your branch on each branch page. View public artworks at the Library.

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