Anne Gould Hauberg's Artist Images

Since 1999 the University of Washington Libraries Artist Images lecture has served as a celebration of artists in the Pacific Northwest

2023 Artist Images

Awardee Mary Ann Peters shares her story and some of her works in an interview with journalist & author Mary Bruno, which you can enjoy using the link below.

Mary Ann Peters donated artwork, "thinking drawing", 2019 watercolor, gouache on translucent poly paper
“thinking drawing” 2019 Watercolor, gouache on translucent poly paper
Donated by Mary Ann Peters

MARY ANN PETERS studied under Michael Spafford and other faculty while earning her MFA from the University of Washington. She is a multi-disciplined artist who makes socially and conceptually responsive work tied to the Middle East. Using the unique perspective of a second generation Arab American, she employs a distanced but personal filter to understand, interpret and highlight dismissed or undermined diaspora narratives. Her work is research driven and employs painting, drawing, sculpture and installation.

She has been a practicing artist and an artist activist for four decades. Her awards include the McLaughlin Foundation Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2022), the Artist Trust Visual Art Fellowship (2021), the Camargo Fellowship in Cassis, France (2017), the BAR residency in Beirut, Lebanon (2016), the Stranger Genius Award in Visual Art (2015), the Art Matters Foundation research grant (2013), the MacDowell Colony Pollock/ Krasner Fellowship (2011), the Civita Institute Fellowship (2004) and the Behnke Foundation Neddy Award in Painting (2000).

Mary Ann has been an advisor for multiple arts organizations in the Northwest and nationally. She is a current board member of the performance venue On the Boards, and former board member and president of National Campaign for Freedom of Expression which is a decade long commitment focused on First Amendment rights for artists. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Enjoy the interview with Mary Ann Peters here.

This event is made possible through the support of the Anne Gould Hauberg Endowed Library Fund.

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Past Artist Images Awardees

2021 Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

2019 Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse and Tom Child, Namsgamk’ala

2017 Matthew Kangas

2015 Richard Kiel

2013 Fay Jones

2011 Thomas T. Wilson


2009 Mary Lee Hu

2008 Norie Sato

2007 Trimpin

2006 Dale Chihuly

2005 Patti Warashina

2004 George Suyama

2003 Ginny Ruffner

2002 Nancy Mee & Dennis Evans

2001 Philip McCracken

2000 Bill Holm

1999 Mary Randlett

1998 Cappy Thompson

1997 Alfredo Arreguin

1996 Jacob Lawrence

1995 Woodruff Sullivan

1994 Doris Chase

1993 Peter Harrison

1992 William O. Smith

1991 David Horsey

1990 Norman Lundin