continuum... is an edited visual history of Northwest art from about the 1930s to the present.
It opens with works from the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring the original NW Mystics; Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan and Guy Anderson.
The next chapter explores works by their acolytes and younger contemporaries; Leo Kenney, Richard Gilkey, Clayton and Barbara James, Paul Horiuchi, Philip McCracken, and others.
Then, what seemed like a somewhat cohesive artistic expression blossoms into the creative free for all of Northwest art today.
This latter history, for the most part, is on display upstairs with works generously lent by Herb and Lucy Pruzan from their extensive collection. Julie Speidel, Marita Dingus, Jeffry Mitchell, Akio Takamori and many more are represented.