Clayton James, Yellow Night, 1961, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 67 inches; MoNA, Gift of Phyllis D. Massar, 2001.108.005
Clayton James, Yellow Night, 1961, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 67 inches; MoNA, Gift of Phyllis D. Massar, 2001.108.005

Exhibition Date: 

October 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017

Reception Date: 

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Matched Makers: Northwest Artist Couples displays the work of 28 couples who have shared creative lives. The 56 artists, born between 1877 and 1983, include many of the most prominent and admired in regional history. They work in all media, usually independently but sometimes paired. The exhibition puts their art in the context of their lives, and shows that both complimentary and widely divergent styles are sustained by loving relationships.

 

 

Ambrose Patterson (1877–1966) and Viola Patterson (1898–1984)

Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976) and Roi Partridge (1888–1984)

Mark Tobey (1890–1976) and Pehr Hallsten (1897–1965)

Gwendolyn Knight (1913–2005) and Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000)

Barbara James (1918–2007) and Clayton James (b. 1918)

Gaylen Hansen (b. 1921) and Heidi Oberheide (b. 1943)

Ree Brown (1926–2014) and Jay Steensma (1941–1994) 

Robert Sperry (1927–1998) and Patti Warashina (b. 1940)

Robert Jones (b. 1930) and Fay Jones (b. 1936)

Michael Spafford (b. 1935) and Elizabeth Sandvig (b. 1937)

Buster Simpson (b. 1942) and Laura Sindell (b. 1947)

Richard Marquis (b. 1945) and Johanna Nitzke Marquis (b. 1947)

John Buck (b. 1946) and Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949)

Sherry Markovitz (b. 1947) and Peter Millett (b. 1949)

Flora Mace (b. 1949) and Joey Kirkpatrick (b. 1952)

Sheila Klein (b. 1952) and Ries Niemi (b. 1955)

Benjamin Moore (b. 1952) and Debora Moore (b. 1960)

Ronna Neuenschwander (b. 1954) and Baba Wagué Diakité (b. 1961)

Mark Zirpel (b. 1956) and Tina Aufiero (b. 1959)

Sally Schuh (b. 1959) and Liz Roth (b. 1964)

Annie Han (b. 1967) and Daniel Mihalyo (b. 1970)

Lorraine Barlow (b. 1970) and Howard Barlow (b. 1974)

Samantha Scherer (b. 1970) and Jason Huff (b. 1972)

Leo Saul Berk (b. 1973) and Claire Cowie (b. 1975)

Mike Bray (b. 1973) and Anya Kivarkis (b. 1975) 

Matthew Szösz (b. 1974) and Anna Mlasowsky (b. 1984)

Gala Bent (b. 1975) and Zack Bent (b. 1975)

Ryan Wilson Paulsen (b. 1979) and Anna Gray (b. 1983)

 

 

Museum of Northwest Art

MISSION STATEMENT

The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 

 

COLLECTIONS

MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.