WHO WE ARE
Susan Ford - With a BFA in fine arts from the University of Kansas, Susan has lived and worked as an artist in Seattle, Washington for 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, including locally, the Frye Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. Susan has traveled throughout Mexico and has a lasting interest in the traditional crafts and folk art. She currently works as the lead graphic designer at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA.
Fulgencio Lazo - Born and raised in Oaxaca, Fulgencio studied at the at the Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" of Oaxaca, the Taller de Rufino Tamayo and at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He has lived and worked in Seattle as a painter and printmaker since 1990. Fulgencio has had numerous exhibits in Mexico, Japan, and the United States, including installations at the Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. He is currently on the board of directors of Seattle Print Arts and maintains a studio in both Seattle and Oaxaca.
Shinzaburo Takeda - Born in Seto, Japan, Takeda attended the University of Fine Arts in Tokyo. He moved to Mexico and worked as a graphic artist and painter at the Mexican Museo Nacional de las Culturas. His work has been extensively exhibited in Japan, the United States, and Mexico. He is currently a professor and chair of the school of art at the Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" of Oaxaca. Professor Takeda is the curator of the Oaxacan artwork for the "Legacies in Print" Exhibition to be held at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle.
Scott Powell - A northwest native, Scott is trained in biology and public affairs and has worked in maritime education, environmental policy studies, and watershed planning and habitat restoration. He is an environmentalist for Seattle City light in natural resource planning. Scott has a longstanding interest in sustainable agriculture in Latin American developing countries.
Peggy Weiss - Peggy is the program manager of the Harborview Medical Center Arts Program. Before that position, she was the director of the Bank of America Gallery, Seattle. She has been a curator and a juror for numerous group exhibitions at galleries in the Seattle area, including: the Pratt Arts Center Exhibit at the Seafirst Gallery, Seattle; the Kirkland Arts Center Northwest Annual, Kirkland; Agents of Change: New Views by Northwest Women, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle; and the International Exchange Exhibition, Oaxaca/Seattle: "De Mexico: North Meets South:, Seattle Art Museum's Rental/ Sales Gallery, Seattle. Ms. Weiss is the curator of the Seattle artwork for the "Legacies in Print" Exhibition to be held at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle.
Megan Elmer - Born in the United States, Megan spent her youth in Ecuador and Japan. She received her bachelor's from Western Washington University and her master's degree in Public Business Administration, with a focus on non-profit management from Seattle University. She is currently the development associate for the Bellevue College Foundation.
Seattle Oaxaca Connection is partnering with Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) as our fiscal sponsor for collecting donations and distributing funds. Their participation will extend to additional publicity and other areas of support. CAGJ is an alliance of individuals and organizations working in Seattle, aiming to transform the global economy by identifying local and global impacts of trade and monetary institutions through education, grassroots mobilization, media and legislative strategies.
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