City of Seattle Collects Collage

Her Dream by Lisa Sheets
11″x14″; collage on wood panel; 2020. Courtesy of the artist.


Work by Lisa Sheets Joins Ranks of other City-Collected Collage

For over four decades, the City of Seattle, Washington has been using 1%-for-Art funds from city construction budgets to build a Civic Art Collection that is displayed throughout city galleries and offices. Purchases are made through a competitive call to artists in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska). The works from this latest call to artists will enter the Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection, managed by Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture.

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The city recently added two works by Kenmore, Washington collagist Lisa Sheets to the collection. Sheets describes her collages as her “subconscious’ ongoing communication about relationships, culture, and my own life.” Tendrils reflects her recent interest in women’s historic contributions to the workforce. In Her Dream, women dance with each other under roller coasters.

Sheets joins the ranks of other contemporary collagists like Mieko Hara, Natalie Ball, Deborah Lawrence along with historic collagists like Paul Horiuchi, Nola Ahola, and Susan Garson, among others.

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