The life of a work of art continues far beyond the life of an artist—but only if it can be accessed in some way. An artist’s legacy can include physical works of art, digital documentation, evidence of artistic practice or records tracing accomplishments, hurdles and other facets of an artist’s life. Artist Trust provides Washington State artists information to assist them in documenting and sharing their artistic legacy.
The following information and archives currently include, or have the potential to include, material on visual artists from Washington State. This research is supported by an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Creating a Living Legacy (CALL).
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Central Washington Artist Archive Project / Larson Gallery / Yakima Valley Community College
Chicano/Latino Archive / The Evergreen State College / Olympia
Frye Art Museum / Seattle
Henry Art Gallery / Seattle
Museum of History and Industry / Seattle
Museum of Northwest Art / La Conner
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture / Spokane
Seattle Art Museum
Washington State Historical Society / Tacoma
Whatcom Museum / Bellingham
Whitman College & Northwest Archives / Walla Walla