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Anne Gould Hauberg Artist Images Series featuring Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

Thurs. Oct. 28, 2021      4:30 p.m. PT

Online | Free

Artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez joins local arts advocate and DoubleXposure podcast host Vivian Phillips for a pre-recorded discussion of his work, which can be seen in museums and public spaces across the Pacific Northwest. The interview will be followed by a live Q&A, moderated by UW Libraries Special Collections PNW Curator Anne Jenner. New Dean of Libraries Simon Neame and UW President Ana Mari Cauce will offer introductory remarks.

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About the Speakers

Artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez is a Cuban-born, self-taught artist whose transition from music to visual arts coincided with his move to Seattle in 1982. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, Canada and Latin America and is included in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, Microsoft, Swedish & Harborview Hospitals, and General Mills.

He has also created public works for Century Link Field, Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, King County Housing Authority, Epiphany School, Sound Transit’s Light Rail system, Chief Sealth High School and Renton Technical College.

His awards include a 2010 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, The Neddy Fellowship, PONCHO Artist of the Year, two Artist Trust GAPs, three 4Culture Individual Artist Grants, ArtSpace’s 2016 Dejunius Hughes Award for Activism, the 2017 Conductive Garboil Grant, a 2019 Artist Trust Fellowship and a 2019 Washington State Governor’s Arts Award: Individual.

Juan is a former Seattle Arts Commissioner and served four years on the Public Art Advisory Committee for the City of Seattle.


Vivian Phillips is a veteran communications professional, known for her collaborative style in building partnerships and engaging communities. Her body of work spans radio and television broadcast, independent theatre producing, teaching, arts and communications management and consulting, and community-based arts planning. Vivian has served in numerous non-profit and government related capacities including director of marketing and communications for the Seattle Theatre Group, director of communications for Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, interim director of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, managing director of The Hansberry Project, and as an international representative to the Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium. She served six years on the Seattle Arts Commission, as chair for three years, leading efforts to achieve equitable arts funding and increased funding to Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture to accomplish equity goals. She has previously served on the boards of Arts Corps, CD Forum, LANGSTON, Seafair, and the Seattle Women’s Commission. Vivian now provides independent consultancy for projects related to arts inclusion in local developments, arts and equity, arts and humanities, community engagement, technical assistance and marketing for artists and arts programs. Vivian currently serves as a KUOW representative to the University of Washington Foundation, on the board of 4Culture and as an advisor to the Seattle University-based Arts Ecosystem Research Project. (Photo by Jerry and Lois Photography)


Moderator Anne Jenner is the Pacific Northwest Curator in Special Collections at the UW Libraries. She holds an M.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from the UW and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Anne served as Head of Library and cataloger at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 2002-2007. She served as director of Archives and Special Collections at North Park University in Chicago 2007-2012. She joined the UW Special Collections in summer of 2012, where she oversees the flagship Pacific Northwest Collection, which comprises books, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera. Anne is a member of both Northwest Archivists and the Society of American Archivists, and is a board member of the Swedish-American Historical Society.


This event is made possible through the support of the Anne Gould Hauberg Endowed Library Fund. Established in 1990, the biennial Anne Gould Hauberg Artist Images Series celebrates prominent artists or art professionals from the Pacific Northwest. The event is presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association and is supported by the Anne Gould Hauberg Endowed Library Fund.


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