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Kent Lovelace

Kent Lovelace (b. 1953) Kent Lovelace was raised in the eastern hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in the 1970’s and now resides on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle.

He was educated as an artist in Colorado, Chicago and Seattle. While developing his career as a professional artist, Kent also founded Stone Press Editions; a fine art original print work-shop and publishing company.

Lovelace is a master lithographer in the classic sense, combining Old World printmaking craftsmanship and contemporary techniques with aesthetic sensitivity. For more than twenty years Lovelace was the principal lithographer for artists Robert Bateman, Jacob Lawrence, Paul Horiuchi, Tony Angel, and Dale Chihuly, as well as many others. He has also worked extensively with Russell Chatham and Monte Dolack. Print collaborations include work with the Smithsonian Institute, the Seattle Art Museum, The New York Society of Arts and Letters, The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Lands, The University of Washington, and the NAACP, among others.

Kent is a vital member of the Northwest art community. He was President of the Seattle Gallery Association and is currently an active teacher and visiting speaker.

In 2005, Kent built Black Sheep Studio on Whidbey Island where he now paints and creates full-time.

Kent’s paintings and prints have been exhibited in universities and fine art galleries in North America, Japan and Europe. His work is featured in private, public and corporate collections throughout the world.


Education

1979 MFA University of Washington
1976 Apprenticeshipp Landfall Press, Chicago, Ill.
1976 BFA University of Colorado


Professional Affiliations

President and Master Lithographer, Stone Press Editions, Inc. 1979-2005
Board of Directors, Allied Arts of Seattle
President, Seattle Gallery Association, 1984-1988
Instructor, Pratt Fine Art Center
Visiting Instructor, Gage Academy
Winn Devon and Canadian Art Print




Selected Collections and Commissions

Qwest U.S. Embassy, Bogota, Columbia
Neiman Marcus Evergreen Hospital, Bellevue, WA
Port of Seattle United Airlines
Encyclopedia Britannica Swedish Hospital
King Broadcasting Nintendo
Preston Thorgrimson King County Arts Commission
City of Seattle AT&T
Washington State Supreme Court Standard Oil of Illinois
Peter Steinbruck Lorne and Marybeth McConachie
Providence Hospital, Seattle Safeco Insurance
King Broadcasting Dr. Carl and Susan Brodie
Washington Bar Association Susan Ball
St. Peters Hospital Ford Smith
Carla Stroh


Lectures and Presentation

CNN KCTS Public Television, Seattle
KPBS Public Radio, Portland, Or. KUOW Public Radio, Seattle
Seattle Art Museum Bellevue Art Museum
University of Washington Frye Art Museum
Cornish School of Fine Arts Emily Carr Art Institute
Pilchuck School of Fine Arts Boise State University
N.W. Watercolor Society University of Oregon
Puget Sound Group of NW Painters The Gage Academy


Selected Articles & Publications

Santa Fe Focus American Art Collector
Albuquerque Journal Southwest Art Magazine
Seattle Post Intelligencer South Whidbey Record
“Classical Painting Atelier”, Julia Aristides
“Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts & Techniques for
Plein Air & Studio Practice”, Mitchell Albala


Selected Shows

2008
Lisa Harris Gallery Seattle, Wa
Meyer East Gallery Santa Fe, N.M.
Susan Street Gallery Solano Beach, Ca.
Selected Shows, cont.

Howard Mandville Gallery Kirkland, Wa.
Kneeland Gallery Ketchum, Id.

2007
Lisa Harris Gallery Seattle Wa.
Vineyard Gallery San Luis Obisbo, Ca.
Howard Mandville Gallery Kirkland, Wa.
Northwind Arts Center Port Townsend Wa.
Susan Street Gallery Solano Beach, Ca
Munson Gallery Santa Fe, N.M.

2006
Lisaa Harris Gallery Seattle, Wa.
Howard Mandville Gallery Kirkland, Wa.
Susan Street Gallery Solano Beach, Ca.
Munson Gallery Santa Fe, N.M.

2005
Lisa Harris Gallery Seattle, Wa.
Howard Mandville Gallery Kirkland Gallery
Gail Harvey Gallery Santa Monica, Ca.
Sutton Gallery Missoula, Mt.
Gail Harvey Gallery Santa Monica, Ca.
Lisa Harris Gallery Seattle, Wa

2004
Bank of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Hunt Museum Limerick, Ireland
Howard Mandeville Gallery Kirkland, Wa
Lisa Harris Gallery Seattle, Wa.