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Tag: Betty Bowen Award

Sep.
20th

Tacoma glass artist Eli Hansen wins Seattle Art Museum’s PONCHO award

Tacoma artist Eli Hansen has just been named as the winner of the PONCHO Special Recognition Award at Seattle Art Museum. The award, which carries a cash prize of $2,500, is one of two second-place awards in the museum’s annual prestigious Betty Bowen award, now in its 32nd year.

Portland artist Ellen Lesperance, who works in gouache and graphite, was the winner of the main $15,000 award, and Bellingham painter Barbara Sternberger won the Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award.

Hansen, who has worked as a glassblower at the Museum of Glass since 2006, has exhibited solo and collaboratively

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