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Scott Bailey

County: Douglas County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2023
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Grants for Artist Projects 2011
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Scott Bailey is an artist and educator who has produced and shown his work for over 30 years, including holding more than 20 solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. He lived for years in Italy, Japan, and Egypt, and traveled to over 50 countries before eventually settling into Central Washington in 2003. His art draws implicitly on these disparate experiences of the world.

He serves as the Director of the Art Program at Wenatchee Valley College and teaches painting, drawing, and art history-based courses. At WVC, he is also curator of the MAC Gallery, which presents high quality and thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions. In his desire to make his community a better place for artists and all residents, he started and is the founding Board President of the North Central Washington Arts Alliance.

Bailey’s most recent paintings attempt to render the incomprehensible through accumulations of millions of tiny bits of color. Monotonous and ambivalent fields of grey from afar, closer inspection reveals variation, saturation, and complexity as the surfaces break into thousands of compositions, one nested inside another.

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