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Jessica Spring Wins 2011 GTCF Award

5 Aug

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) has announced Jessica Spring as the recipient of its 2011 Foundation of Art Award. The $7,500 prize recognizes Spring’s excellence as an artist and her commitment to the creative life of Pierce County.

"Saw" by Jessica Spring

Nominees for the prestigious award are chosen by a panel of local arts professionals including curators, academics and other artists. Amy McBride, Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma, nominated Spring for this year’s prize. “Jessica’s artwork is funny and heady, beautiful and ironic,” she said in a press release. “She pushes the boundaries of her medium experimenting with unexpected materials but maintains the precision and structure required of a professional printmaker.

“Since she moved to Tacoma, Spring has been pivotal to the explosion of letterpress and book arts….and is a fantastic teacher and mentor to both kids and adults. She partnered to help start Wayzgoose—an annual printers festival dedicated to St. Bartholomew, the patron saint of bookbinders—over five years ago. This has grown into one of the best community events we have,” she continued.

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