Seeking the Romanesque 2011
22x16 1/2 in.
Gouache & Oil on Paper
Collection of the artist


Joanne Hammer

Born Seattle, WA

Resides Vashon Island, WA


M.F.A. University of Hawaii

B.A. University of Washington

Public Commissions

2011  Glass Mosaic, In Wanting to Know,
Eastern WA University in partnership with WA State Arts Commission

2004 Glass Mosaic Column, The Naturalist’s Day, Sea/Tac International Airport South Terminal in partnership with 4 Culture & Port of Seattle                       

2002 Glass Mosaic, Common Ground,  Seattle Justice Center, in partnership with the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs

Public Collections

4Culture, Seattle, WA

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Sea/Tac International Airport

Seattle Justice Center, WA

Shoreline District Court, Shoreline, WA

NW Art Collection, Regional Justice Center, Kent, WA

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Washington State Arts Commission

Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

NW Art Collection, Regional Justice Center, Kent, WA

Corporate Collections

AT&T, New York City

Oregon Health Sciences University

Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

Rebok International, Los Angeles, CA

Arco Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Nordstrom Corporation, CA

Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA

Seafirst Corporation, Seattle, WA

Immunex Corporation, Seattle, WA

Illinois Bell Telephone, Chicago, IL

Allen Foundation For The Arts, Bellevue, WA

Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA

WRQ Inc., Seattle, WA

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Solo Exhibitions

2007 The Growing Season, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005 Middle Vision, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001 Local Knowledge, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

1998 On Holiday, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

1996 The Naturalist’s Day, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1995 Rituals of the Morning, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

1993 A Question of Time, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989 Navigation by Instinct, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1985 Mixed Media, Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA

1982 New Work, Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

1979 Mixed Media Wall Constructions, Erica Williams/Anne Johnson Gallery, Seattle

1976 Landforms, Art Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 10x10x10, Tieton, WA

2011 Vie Interieure,  2 Person Exhibit, Blue Heron Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA

2010 Seattle Public Utilities Portable Works: NW Mid- Career Artists,

2010 Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

2010 Sketchbook Drawings of Gallery Artists, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle

2005 Public Artists Make Private Art, SAM Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2003 Art & Justice, City Space, Bank of America Tower, Seattle, WA

2003 HomeLand, The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA

2002 High Art, An Exhibition of Works from Resident Collections in the

2002 Bank of America Tower, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000 Summer’s End, Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2000 Just Uncrated, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

1999 Beauty in the Beast, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA.

1999 Basketry Exhibition, Materia/ The Hand & the Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ

1998-9 The View From Here: 100 Artists Mark the Centennial of
2002 Mt. Rainier National Park
2002 Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 Citizen’s Cultural Center, Fujinomiya, Japan
2002 Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA

1997 So Long Salon, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997 Small Works, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

1996 A Collective Endeavor: Artfair Seattle 1992-1995, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle

1996 The Mane Event, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1996 Brisa Tropical, Seattle Art Museum Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995 Sculptural Baskets, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1995 The Land, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1994 Metro Poetry Bus Project, Seattle, WA

1994 Aviary, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993 Screams with Laughter: Storytelling in NW Craft, curated by
2002 Lloyd E. Herman, Bumpershoot & the Convention Center, Seattle

1993 Summertime, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993 Gender Specific, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992 Surface Interest, 3 Person Exhibit, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

1991 Perspectives from the Rim: Japan & the U.SContemporary Work in Fiber
2002 Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1991 Director’s Choice, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, 4 Person Exhibit, NYC

1991 Quilts in Context, Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta, Canada

1991 Cheers, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO.

1990-3 The Definitive American Contemporary Quilt, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC
2002 Traveling Exhibition throughout the United States

1990 Gallery Artists working in Mixed Media, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1990 Artworks for AIDS, An Auction, Seattle Center Pavillion, Seattle, WA

1990 NW Designer Craftsmen, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.

1990 Warm Breezes, Winter Visions, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, WA

1989 14th Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie,
2002 Cantonal Fine Arts Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
2002 Textile Museum, Tilburg, Holland

1989 Washington Crafts Then & Now, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1989,85,84,83 Exhibition of NW Watercolors, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1988,86,84 Crafts Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1986-7 Fiber R/Evolution, Organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum
2002 Traveling Exhibition in the United States

1986 10/40 Anniversary Celebration, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

1985,83 Painting and Sculpture, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Grants & Awards

1997 Craft of the Month, James Renwick Alliance Web Site for October

1989 Artist Trust GAP, for the Lausanne Biennale

1989 NW International Art Competition, 1st place in metals,
2002 Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA

1985 Puget Sound Group Award & NW Watercolor Society Purchase Award
2002 NW Watercolor Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Books and Catalogues

Art & Justice, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, 2003

Public Art Map, King County Public Art Program, Seattle, WA. 2000

Artwork for AIDS, NW AIDS Foundation, Seattle, WA, 1990

Definitive Contemporary American Quilt, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC, 1990

14th International Biennale of Tapestry, International Center of Ancient & Modern
2002 Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1989

Fiber R/Evolution, Milwaukee Art Museum & the U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1986

Women of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 1977


1995 International Boulevard Project, Metro Arts Program, Seattle, WA

1992 Vashon Island Landfill Project, King County 1% for Art, Seattle, WA

1987 Harborview Medical Center, King County 1% for Art, Seattle, WA

1986 Fiberworks Exhibition, Port Townsend, WA

Professional Experience

2011, Deaccession Panel, Washington State Arts Commission

1980-89 Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002 Watercolor & Design, Non-credit Programs

1980-84 Instructor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002 Drawing & Textile Design

1980 Instructor, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA Design

1979-83 Instructor, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA Design

1977-80 Instructor, Factory of Visual Arts, Seattle, WA, Visual & Textile Design

1985-86 Graphics & Office Management, Miller/Hull Architectural Firm, Seattle

1981-84 Gallery Assistant & Photography, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA

1975 Textile Designer, VonHamm Textile Inc., Honolulu, HI

1972-74 Textile Designer, Goldinger Fabric Co., Honolulu, HI


Platt, Susan, “Commissions”, Sculpture, September 2003

“Craft of the Month”, Joanne Hammer’s metal work, “Passage”
James Renwick Alliance Web Site, October, 1997

Hart-Hill, “Outside Looking In”, Westword, January 6, 1993, Denver, CO

Portfolio: “Joanne Hammer / Mixed Media”, American Craft, June/July 1989

Flubacher, Christophe “Les Heros sont Fatigues!”
Le Matin, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22, 1989

Wether, Betty. “6At the End of the 1980;s...”American Craft, Oct/Nov 1989
Knodel, Gerhardt. “The Lausanne Biennale” An Interview
The Surface Design Journal, Fall1989

Mancelle, Anne. “Nouveau et fort Courant en Provnance du Pacific”
L’Est Vaudois, Montreux, Switzerland. July 1989

Colberg, Klaus. “29 Junge Textikunstler in Lausanne”
Aargauer Volksblatt, Baden, Switzerland. July 3, 1989

Billeter, Fritz. “Textikunst: Europa, wo bis du geblieben”
Tagesanzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland. July 7, 1989

Oehen, Berta. “Ein Forun der Jungen Textikunstler”
Luzerner Tagblatt, Luzerz, Switzerland. July 7, 1989

Huber, Christine. “Viel Perfection, Wenig Neues”
Berner Zertung, Bern, Switzerland. July 15, 1989

Jacobi, Peter. “La Bienale de Lausanne” Textil Forum Textile, Switzerland. July 15 1989

Zoppetti, Patty. “Moins, C;est Plus...” Textil Forum Textile, Switzerland. April 1989

Colberg, Klaus. “Americaner und Japener Bestimmen den Trend”
Hohenloher Zeritung, Kunzelsau. February 8, 1989

Gelling, Janneke. “De 14 de Biennale de la Tapisserie”
Textiel, Netherlands. (Magazine) September 1989

Rona, Stephane. “Biennale De Lausanne: Un Curieux Jury!”
Bruxelles, Belgique (Magazine) August 1989

Corwin, Nancy. “Fiber R/Evolution” American Craft, June/July 1986

Auer, James. “Area Art Galleries Put Us on a High Fiber Diet”
The Milwaukee Journal, February 16, 1986

Glowan, Ron. “An Inexpressive Exuberance” Artweek, June 27, 1985

Tarzan, Deloris. “Sticks & Fibers Become Art” The Seattle Times, July 1, 1983

Hackett, Regina. “Fiber Show: The Loose Ends of the Art World” The Weekly,
July 1, 1982

Murfin, Mary. “Toward a New Definition of Art, Crafts” The Journal American,
Nov. 28, 1980

Kangas, Matthew. “3 Approaches to Form & Texture” Artweek, April 19, 1980

Kangas, Matthew. “Drawing Exhibition: An Erratic Line Up” The Seattle Sun,
Feb. 13, 1980

Glowan, Ron. “Competing with the Dictionary” Artweek, Feb. 1980