Portraits honouring seattles worthiest artists

Artists of the Year

Kathryn Rathke draws portraits honouring Seattles's worthiest artists.

The commission from City Arts Magazine is a regular for Kathryn and this year the people represented are the best of Seattle’s culture in a variety of ways; Dance, Music, Film, Visual arts and Activists. She says "I am tasked with arranging these folks in a way that they are mildly interacting. In previous years I have arranged them having cocktails around a piano, draped in and around a restaurant booth, etc. This year I have them arranged in a nod to Vanity Fair’s Annie Liebovitz academy award winners tableaus. Rather than talking/engaging with one another they sit together and gaze out at the viewer. I think it works really well!"

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