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Postmark Center for the Arts Gift Shop hours:

  • Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Thursdays 12:00-6:00 PM
  • Fridays 12:00-4:00 PM

Gift Shop

Featured Artwork: John Harris & Perry Shaw

The Postmark Center for the Arts is happy to be featuring local artists in our new Gift Shop! 
Read about our amazing featured artists.


"SISTAHS" Artists

Debra Harris-Branham - Debra Harris-Branham conjures the energy of her storytelling into artistic imagery.

Brenetta Ward - Brenetta Ward is a fabric artist, third-generation quilter, and oral historian.

Marita Dingus - Marita Dingus is an environmental feminist and mixed-media sculptor focused on using recoverable materials.


Postmark Gift Shop Artists

Sam Obrovac - Sam Obrovac, who works in a variety of media, will display artworks that draw from traditional Pacific Northwest and Coast Salish design. His work has been displayed at the Outlook Collection in Seattle and The Evergreen State College gallery. His designs have been featured on several collaborations including Turtle Fur and The Seattle Mariners. Obrovac is one of the many talented artists who had a hand in the creation of the carved cedar Welcome Figure that stands proudly outside the front of the Postmark Center for the Arts and was unveiled during the Grand Opening of the renovated building.

Nicole Bennion - "Animals are the primary focus in my work, and even when they’re not, I often still sneak one into the piece anyway. Every animal I encounter has a unique personality and a distinct beauty. They are all individuals with intelligence, perception, and resilience. I strive to create art that promotes an appreciation of our natural world and all the species that inhabit it, especially my local, wild neighbors of the Pacific Northwest. My ultimate goal is to foster empathy and inspire people to care about wildlife and the environment (as well as each other!) through my art and written work."
Website: www.nicolebennionart.com

Aimee Dan - Aimee Dan is an AAPI/Biracial artist from Seattle who specializes in storyboards and illustration. She has worked for high-profile clients on a variety of projects, including games, advertisements, concept art, future tech pitches, and children’s books.

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest exposed her to nature in the summer, and allowed her plenty of time to read and draw in the rainier seasons.

Website: www.aimeedan.com

Saori Matsushita - Saori M Stoneware is the official online store that handles the works of Saori Matsushita, a contemporary ceramic artist born in Japan. She has built her own style without being confined by the traditional customs of Japan's male-centric society. Her works focusing on Nerikomi and Neriage, the colorful pottery are minimal yet playful, consistently bringing surprise and joy with fresh ideas.

Originally specializing in ceramic sculpture, she incorporates innovative designs that break away from the conventional "ceramic essence" framework in pottery. Her creations are sure to add aesthetic sensibility to your life.
Website: saorimstoneware.com

Mary Mann   - "Painting is my life’s work and my preferred method of communication. I have over 30 years experience creating public art murals and exploring subject, medium and style in my own studio practice. I am based in Tacoma, Washington which is a beautiful place and a constant source of inspiration. Tacoma calls itself the “Grit City”, but it is full of artists and celebrates creativity. I am currently focused on a series of paintings called “Root Bound”, which is about interconnection, community, and relationships.

Roots are a symbol for ancestors, grounding, and strength. As a child, I often imagined that I saw human anatomy in trees, a torso rising from the ground with legs dancing or arms reaching up to the sky. I couldn’t help but wonder at the twisting forms of trunks that had grown up embracing as they compete for light. It has been an honor and privilege each time that I have been able to create public murals in my city. These artworks become a new landmark and contribute to our local pride."
Website: www.marymannpainter.com

Leslie Barber - Leslie Barber (she/her) is an emerging Jamaican American fiber artist based in Seattle and holds a degree in Fashion & Textile Management from North Carolina State University. After relocating to Washington in 2017, she felt an overwhelming sense of loneliness as she navigated primarily white spaces as a black woman.

Her practice primarily involves embroidery & rug tufting with a focus on prioritizing black culture, aspects of black womanhood and the joy black people continue to have despite a system built and maintained to diminish their successes.

Website: www.bantuknotembroidery.com

Gaylloyd Sission - Joseph G. Sissón is an educator, philosopher, and natural science writer with membership in the African American Writers’ Alliance. He hosts three writer’s study groups and is a political activist, serving the city he lives in as an Arts Commissioner. He has been a guest speaker for the American Association of University Women, written articles for the University of Washington’s VOICE, and a newsletter for the horticultural organization, Plant Amnesty.
Website: josephgsisson.com

Haley White - Handmade jewelry from the greater Seattle area. Modern elements mixed with classic colors to create timeless pieces. 
Website: Instagram

J.A.W. My name is Jakobi, AKA “j.a.w” and I am a street artist from Auburn. I have been making hearts out of concrete since 2014 and have loved watching them evolve over the years. I have put up around 2000 hearts from Tacoma to the U District. I like walking around the Puget Sound area and exploring while finding interesting spots to stick up my hearts.
I hope my hearts bring a smile to people’s face and a little bit of joy to their lives when they see them.
In addition to being a street artist I am also a graduate from the University of Washington Seattle where I received my Bachelor of Fine Art, a middle school Art Teacher at a local district and a fine art artist who works primarily with wire and concrete.
Website: jakobiartworks.com

John Harris - "My name is John Harris. I have been making pottery professionally for fifty years. I have used many different firing techniques during my career. This work is fired in my electric kiln. My clay and glazes are dishwasher safe and lead free. I hope you will enjoy using my pottery."

Bella Yongok Kim - Bella Yongok Kim (Gig Harbor) creates various artworks using recycled plastic packaging and fabric. Through her childhood memories and diasporic experiences, her socially conscious messages are embedded in the artwork. These messages prompt viewers to contemplate identity, migration, and the environment, encouraging us to envision a more sustainable world in our everyday lives
Website: www.bellakim.com

Marit Berg - Marit Berg’s art is the offspring of two very different artistic modes. Her father was a professor of printmaking and her mother was an abstract expressionist painter. Throughout her childhood, she traveled the world with them, attending museums and schools along the way. Even though she was fascinated by the chemistry and machines in the printmaking studio, she primarily thought of herself as a painter. Then, after receiving her MFA, she took a position in the printmaking department of Tacoma Community College.
Website: www.maritberg.com
 

Robert Chism - As an award winning artist his work has been featured in numerous media publications locally and nationwide. From gallery shows to public displays his work has gained a reputation for its originality. With the bold use of color, attention to detail, and creative resolve Robert has the unique ability to create iconic images that are sure to catch your eye.
Website: chismphotowerx.com

Wendy Wahman - "I worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper until its closure in 2009. Now I mostly do children’s books, editorial illustrations, and draw "Wenderings". My first book, "Don’t Lick the Dog," was selected as a 2010 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, starred for Outstanding Merit, and accepted to the Society of Illustrators Original Art show. Other books include “A Cat Like That” (also a Bank Street pick), “Snowboy 1,2,3,” “Rabbit Stew,” “Pony in the City,” “Nanny Paws,” and “Old Pearl.” Illustrations for middle-grade non-fiction, "Your Body, Yourself: Q&A,” and "The Teen Body Book, a Guide to Your Changing Body." I received two lovely grants for my as yet unpublished illustrated memoir of my year in the seventh grade, “Progress.” If you'd like to read it, send me a note."
Website: www.wendywahman.com

Trenton Quiocho - “Through Glass, I explore the ways in which I can preserve and reimagine the rich histories, folktales, and Filipino traditions that have been lost through colonization. I’m inspired by the lived experiences of diasporic Filipinos, such as the Sakadas who worked in the sugar cane plantations in Hawai’i, the Manongs who tilled the land in California, the Alaskeros who worked in the salmon canneries in Alaska and Washington, and the motherland from which they came. As a mixed-race Filipino-American glassblower, I’m continuously shifting and expanding my understanding of what it means to be a brown glassblower in a predominately white craft. My identity has taught me how to navigate oppressive systems within the glass community and has taught me how to be innovative in my art practice because of the barriers to opportunities and resources.”
Website: www.basoglass.com

Christine Stoll  - "I am obsessed with old bits and baubles, and the sound of turning pages in a vintage dictionary. I relish the time spent running my hands through bins of vintage buttons, digging through old jars of vintage hardware at flea markets and estate sales, and flipping through my collection of vintage gas station maps.

Whatever I make, from jewelry to collage, I bring that love of repurposing the old and discarded, and add a modern twist, to build a story. Each piece I produce includes a description of the “ingredients” to help build that cherished connection to the past."
Website: www.christinestoll.com

Samantha Kocsis - Samantha is an award winning painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist living in the Pacific Northwest.  She is best known for her handmade wire-wrapped clay face pendants and paintings, done in acrylics and watercolors. She gets her inspiration from nature, animals, mythology, classic artists, films and literature and loves using environmentally friendly items in her artwork whenever possible. 
Website: www.dolphin-daze.com

Essa Baird - Essa Baird is an interdisciplinary artist whose primary focus is on abstract painting and sculpture. She works intuitively with processes and material portraying a rare interpretation of color, line, texture, and repetition that captivates. The juxtaposition of materials is at the center of her work; clay, canvas, and wood could appear as the base for pigment, beads, and thread. 
Website: www.essabaird.com

Lewis LaBrashe - “As an abstract expressionist my inner world is reflected in my paintings. It sends one on a journey of vision, emotion, mood and freedom. My art allows me to escape into the subconscious sum of all thoughts, primal feelings in a balance of chaos and control.”
Instagram: @lewislabrash

Steve Nagode: The risk of losing wild salmon in the Salish Sea is real. By creating interesting art, pairing it with reading materials and encouraging others to explore our coast, perhaps there will be a learning moment and desire to preserve our natural resources.
Website: nagodeengineering.com

Rickie Wolfe - Rickie Wolfe lives, works, and teaches in Seattle, Washington where she has a studio practice in printmaking and sculpture. Wolfe received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, fortunate to have matriculated when its ‘fifth year’ program was offered. 
Website: https://www.rickiewolfe.com/

Tina Ostrander - As a child, my artist mother inspired me with a love of painting. By grade school, I was painting landscapes in oils, and by college I had moved to more abstract expression. For my entire adult life, painting was a hobby - but when I discovered fluid art in 2019, it became a passion.
Website: www.artbytj.me

Myron Curry - Myron Curry
M. Curry Designs, paints everything from large scale murals, dry brush, acrylic and oil painting portraits too abstract art.
Website: www.mcurrydesigns.com

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