Advancement News

Barbara Thomas Print Series to Support Endowment Fund

Executive director of the Northwest African Art Museum and Press author Barbara Earl Thomas and the Francine Seders Gallery have offered us the opportunity to sell a four-piece print suite entitled Book of Fishing to support the Jacob Lawrence Series on American Artists. The four unframed prints are being sold as a set for $2,400 and are available in three different color combinations: black with yellow and orange, blue with yellow and orange, and black and white. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the prints will be earmarked for the endowment established by Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence.

Thomas's exploration of the print medium marks a new phase in her twenty-five-year career as a visual artist. Her book, Storm Watch: The Art of Barbara Earl Thomas, (1997) was the first book published in the Lawrence Series.

A limited number of prints made by Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence are also available for purchase through the Press. Lawrence's Celebration of Heritage originally donated by the Francine Seders Gallery to help fund the publication of The Complete Jacob Lawrence (2000) and Knight's New Orleans, also donated by the Francine Seders Gallery, assisted in the publication of Never Late for Heaven: The Art of Gwen Knight (2003).

The Jacob Lawrence Series on American Artists supports publication of books dealing with American art history. The series includes historical and critical studies of schools of American art, biographies of individual artists, and critical studies. For more information on the Barbara Earl Thomas, Jacob Lawrence, and Gwendolyn Knight prints, or about the Lawrence endowment contact Beth Fuget at (206) 616-0818 or

Celebration of Heritage, 1992. Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 30 x 22 1/4 inches. Signed and dated by Jacob Lawrence. $2,500

New Orleans, 2001. Serigraph, 28 x 23 inches. Signed and dated by Gwendolyn Knight. $1,800