Edna Crews was a prolific watercolorist and artisan whose career was established in the mid to late 1950s. Crews studied under Mark Tobey and began exhibiting her work at the Seattle Art Museum and the Hanforth Gallery in Tacoma. She was included in many national and regional surveys shortly afterward in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian, and the Woessner Gallery in Seattle. Edna continued to exhibit her work regularly in surveys and juried shows at several galleries, the Seattle Art Museum and the Frye Museum until her death in1992. She was able to master a wide range of mediums from welding, ceramics, textiles, painting and sculpting to create a body of work indicative of her own personality and statement.
This is the first time Edna’s work has been exhibited as a solo artist. This survey has brought several works together from the last three decades of her career as a mature artist depicting her transcendental connection to the Northwest through landscape and abstraction.
The reception for Edna was really well received and we had a really great turn out. Thanks so much everyone that came out, especially Rain City West Printing who did a phenomenal job on our signage. More photos to follow.