Jan 11, 2022

HOMECOMING, a Yoga + Creativity Retreat Spring Equinox Weekend 2022

 1:00 pm  Friday, March 18, to 12:00 pm  Sunday, March 20   

At Madrona MindBody Institute.  Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA 

This spring come home to yourself with “HOMECOMING,” a Yoga + Creativity Retreat that invites you to be playful, curious and tune into your inner voice.



Five yoga and movement classes, suitable for all levels, will be led by Yoga Therapist Renee Klein, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT.

Throughout the weekend you’ll be working with your own copy of Deborah Milton’s beautifully illustrated workbook, “Journal Home,” in which you can write, draw, color and collage, for wherever your creativity leads you. Let yourself be surprised and inspired as you explore your interior landscape, discovering new insights. Practice following your voice of intuition, allowing the unknown to emerge while you wonder, wander and respond. Your newfound sense of being home within yourself will let you emerge beautifully into the light of spring!

Artist and creative guide Glo Lamson will help facilitate your process and the creation of a group mandala or collage, perhaps inspired by our collective creative thoughts as well as items collected from the natural world around us at beautiful Fort Worden State Park.

This retreat is open to a maximum of 16 fully vaccinated participants and held in Madrona’s 2,200-square-foot ballroom that allows for ample space and health. To ensure additional safety and reassurance, we will provide all participants with a non-invasive rapid Covid test (at our cost) at Madrona immediately prior to the workshop.

COST:
Residential Retreat fee:
Two night’s private room lodging at one of Fort Worden State Park’s accommodations, two breakfasts, one dinner, one lunch and your Journal Home workbook, $485.

98368 Local Residential Retreat fee:
(includes all of the above but no lodging or breakfasts) $240.

Register by January 15 for a 5% discount.

For more info and registration go to:
https://madronamindbody.com/all-events/homecoming-a-yoga-creativity-retreat


   
Renee Klein

After years of ballet, fitness and other forms of movement, Renee discovered the life-changing practice of yoga.

She invites you to explore this magnificent practice where bodies, minds, hearts and spirits can be enriched and healed. She teaches in a manner accessible to all—the yoga newcomer and the advanced student.

Renee's initial training was in the therapeutic Viniyoga lineage with Anne Basco. Additional studies have included numerous curriculums with notable yogis such as Gary Kraftsow, Angela Farmer, Richard Miller, and Mikunda Stiles.

Subsequently she earned her Yoga Therapist credentials (E-RYT 500) through Ananda Seva Mission. She also earned the prestigious yoga credentials of C-IAYT, certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is a Certified Senior Fitness Instructor through the American Sports & Fitness Association.

She is indebted to all these yogis and organizations, but mostly she is indebted to her students, from whom she continues to learn and grow.

   Glo Lamson

Glo Lamson (aka Gloria) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose creative practice has been central to her life for 50 some years. Her creative work has served as a major source of connection, integration, healing, adventure, and growth in her life.

Moving between nature and psyche, she is interested in bringing the inside out, and the outside in, seeking to invoke wakefulness and renewed connection to the worlds within and around us.

Through the years she has taught, mentored, and coached people in realizing their own unique creativity to nurture their lives. Lamson has an MFA in Arts and Consciousness from JFK University. She is committed to helping others experience their creativity as a connective, healing force.

Photographs in Small Expressions Exhibit at Northwind Art - Jan. 30, 2022

  Two of my photographs (below) were chosen for the current Small Expressions Show.

 

https://www.northwindart.org/news/northwind-art-celebrates-20-years-of-small-expressions
    Northwind Art is celebrating the 20th year of Small Expressions 20, a juried exhibit of small format artworks from regional artists executed within the last three years—but with a few twists. Juror Jaleesa Johnston has been invited to jury all art entries in person, on-site, rather than online, making for a much more immediate experience. Small Expressions is at Jeanette Best Gallery, 701 Water Street, open Thursday-Monday, noon-5 pm and runs from Dec. 2, 2021-Jan. 30, 2022.
    While the artworks may be small in size, measuring no more than 16 inches in any direction, they are expansive in variety, style, and medium. In an exciting twist, for this exhibit, artwork that sells may be taken away during the run of the show, which will provide a dynamic element to the changing installation.

Magic Happens

Lifting Off     
  
Encaustic photograph of white glove bird  (sold)


Art show & activities with Dying Matters Guild. Nov. 20-21, 2021

 I showed several photographs and offered a 'Story Drawer' for the silent auction 
at the special event put on Dying Matters Guild & Strait Up Magazine at the
 Cotton Building in Port Townsend.  The poster for the event is below.  

Included in the event were an art show, a community altar (in which offerings were encouraged), a Death Cafe (a facilitated conversation related to thoughts around death & dying), a silent auction, meditation, resources and readings from the upcoming issue of the local Strait Up magazine.   

For more details checkout   http://www.dyingmattersguild.com, the sponsoring organization.

A couple of my photographs in the show were

The Question

Negotiating


Dear One

Jun 12, 2021

Photographic Multiples

Lately I've been returning to my roots in photography.  Weaving between past and present images in my archive of photographs to make new creations.  This current interest began with the recent 'Story Drawers' or, actually a long time ago...like with the image I created for the cover of the 'And/Or' magazine, for the then And/Or Gallery in Seattle, Washington.


2021 multiples  include these below






















Jan 22, 2021

SPRING RENEWAL: Yoga + Creativity with Renee Klein & Glo Lamson

  Friday, March 19, 2021 6:00 pm through Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:00 am

**you can double click one of the pages below and it will open up both pages and the writing becomes sharper and more clear.  

 Meet for 8 Hours over 3 days.

 For more information and registration:

 https://madronamindbody.com/new-events/spring-renewal-2021  


*** Use LINK BELOW for more information and registration   https://madronamindbody.com/new-events/spring-renewal-2021 

Jan 14, 2021

"Story Drawers" included in Contemporary Photography Exhibit at Grover Gallery, Port Townsend, WA


                                                                                                               'Dear One'
                           

                                                                                'Play time'

‘Story Drawer’ Statement

With ‘Story Drawers’ I explore creating ‘mini-installations’ which I make in my studio, which allows me a more self-sustaining creative process. As I had several old drawers on my work bench, they became obvious containers in which to grow this new work. ‘Story Drawers’ excites me to re-contextualize past images in new ways.

‘Dear One’ began growing in my mind 10 years ago when I found this buck lying in my back yard. He looked so alive…but he wasn’t. His presence spoke to me of mysteries, of life, death and everything between. I felt compelled to photograph a human relationship with him. I kept his horns wanting to do something special with them, to honor him and life itself. His was my first story drawer which I think of as a kind of altar.

‘Play-Time’ grew out of a photograph from a group of images entitled ‘Landing Language’. In this series I spelled out words on the ground with white cotton gloves, the kind used to handle precious objects. I photographed them as a part of their surrounding environment. Wanting to explore the idea of ‘playing around’ in my studio, I began with the word ‘play’ then followed the lead of various definitions of the word.

Contemporary Photography Exhibit 

This juried exhibit features 42 fine art photographs covering street, nature, portrait and abstract themes from participants in the popular long-running “Print Night” community of photographers. Includes work by

The monthly “Print Night” event was established by Port Townsend School of the Arts faculty Rick York in collaboration with photographer Chuck Moses in 2018 and has remained an enduring collaborative art group even as pandemic restrictions necessitated the move to a virtual setting. The group meets regularly to share work, discuss photography history, current trends and enjoy the community of fellow professional and aspiring photographers.

Watch the virtual tour - https://youtu.be/4FGlAjHbQBM

Participating Photographers:  Ginny Banks, Betsy Carlson, Jeff Eichen, Kathy Fridstein, Brian Goodman, Allan Jones, Jon Kaplan, Johanna King, Kate Kinney, Gloria Lamson, Allegra McFarland, Mitchel Osborn, Nels Peterson, Lynn Sorensen, Kerry Tremain, Joe Tysl, and Rick York.

     December 31–March 1, 2021 
Grover Gallery, 237 Taylor Street, Port Townsend. 
    Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 12-5
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***   https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/01/18/art-gallery-little-free-library/     Excited by this article and want to spread the idea  :-)  kinda like a story drawer!  

Sep 5, 2020

'Ode to the Light Within' - September Public installation, 675 Tyler St., Port Townsend, WA



 

“Ode to the Light Within”

 

These luminous figures give visibility to my belief that within each of us there exists a kind of light that encourages us to be our ‘best’ selves.  My hope is that this poetic, figurative rendering supports that light within us and encourages us to offer it out to the world through the quality of our interactions.  Our thoughts, feelings and acts of kindness can spark compassion, tolerance, equanimity and empathy for ourselves, each other and for the earth. 

 

May we all be well.






Comments:

Materials used for this installation are clothes dryer, venting hoses and glittery bird, scare tape along with several of my photographs made by scratching into slide film.

I have much gratitude to the North Peninsula Chapter Surface Design Association, https://sda-np.com/ for the opportunity to use their window exhibition space to realize this installation which has been brewing within me for some years.

Creating ‘Ode to the Light Within’ in this space felt a bit like a homecoming for me, reminding me of other installations I created in that window from 2010-2016
http://glorialamson.blogspot.com/2016/04/changes-and-what-if-window.html .

I welcome your thoughts, comments and questions via email, at glolamson at gmail.com


Jan 16, 2020

2020 New Year Retreats Report

January 2-5, 2020 I had the wonderful opportunity of facilitating the creativity components for two New Year's retreats at Madrona MindBody Institute in Port Townsend, Washington with Aletia Alvarez and Renee Klein. The first retreat was a half a day of mindful movement, meditation and creative play. The second retreat was a 4-day yoga retreat including creativity play with Renee Klein.  

Weaving through the various activities was focusing on identifying and releasing what no longer served us and exploring our intentions for what we did want for the new year. At one point we all worked on a group collage of what we wanted to help create in this new decade.




We had a creative studio space for folks throughout the four days to do collage, make totems, or prayer flags with an array of provided materials. There was ample free time for friends to visit, explore Port Townsend, walk around the fort and beaches or spend extra time in the creativity studio. 

After sharing many of our hesitancies, fears and judgments for doing "creative work" there were many pleasant surprises in "doing it anyway" and any which way!   :-)

Kay Jensen shared the story of her journey with her creative work here: 


"I felt grumpy, even irritated, as I left my cozy yoga retreat room. Making my way to an Art Creativity class was the last thing I’d ever personally choose to do, but I’d committed to at least showing up, and hearing opening remarks, suggestions for how to proceed. I could, at the very least, say that I’d participated that much. After too many childhood/youthful artistic and creative “failures” (feedback from teachers, and comparisons to what I thought to be “gifted” artists), I had relegated myself to stick figures and the occasional color crayon attempt. So, I felt more than a bit of dread.

As I rounded the final corner on the path to the workshop, I began to hear energized characteristic raven vocalizations. Looking up, I spotted a pair of the all-black birds as they sat closely together, high on an evergreen branch. They paused as I walked underneath the tree, and then surprised me as they began to hop, treetop-to-treetop, following me, and calling with their raven voices, all the way to my Madrona classroom destination…a distance of at least a city block or so.

Settling in to my place with the other students, I knew my resistance was now mixed with the curiosity of the Raven communication and visitation; what it could have meant in a Bigger Picture sort of way…

After Glo’s generous examples, and invitation to play, artistically, with a myriad of cards, books, markers, paints, fabric, yarn, paper, magazines, pens, pencils, tubes and tiles, I raised my hand and confessed, “I’m sorry. I don’t know how to start; I actually feel creatively paralyzed…”. She nodded, as if she’d heard this before. Then, she said, simply, “Just start. Take one color, one magazine, one book, and begin. Trust that the process will lead you in, and on your way. Stay with it. There is no rush, and no wrong way to do it.”

And, thus, my collage, “Raven” assembled its way into being. I owe great gratitude to Glo, and to the two Raven messengers, for the awareness that 1) it’s never too late for artistic ability, and 2) for the invitation to add more vibrance, magic and lightheartedness to my life, one color, one choice at a time."


And thank you Kay for reminding us what would be helpful for all of us to remember.  

Sep 19, 2019

Yoga / Creativity Retreat in Port Townsend, Jan. 2nd-5th 2020 - For a New Decade!

Mindful Movement, Meditation, Creativity & Ceremony - Workshop Jan. 2, 2020 Port Townsend

Photographs in Port Townsend at PtSA 2019 Sherry Grover Art Sparks Show

I'm excited to have photographs from my "Signs of Life" photographic series for sale at the 2019 Sherry Grover Art Sparks Exhibit to benefit PtSA, Port Townsend School of the Arts.   Over 500 6"x6" pieces of art by different artists will be showcased at the PtSA gallery downtown across the street rom the Rose Theater. (236 Taylor Street(360-344-8269) 

'Mythic Numbat’

'Movin’ On’

'Note to Notice'

'For What? Whom?’

'A Question’

'Center Valley View’

You can view these works and more Oct. 1st-4th, Tues.-Fri. from noon and during gallery walk on Sat. the 5th. The sale doesn't begin until Sunday Oct. 6th when each 6x6" artwork will be sold for $40 to benefit PtSA. Last year there was a line around the block of excited folks waiting for the gallery to open to buy their favorite pieces.   

Jun 28, 2019

Gloria Lamson Resume

EDUCATION

1999     MFA, Arts and Consciousness Program,John F.Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA
1975     BA, Photography Specialization, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

HONORS / AWARDS

2018    Artist in Residence Award, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA
2017    Artist in Residence Award, Jentel, Banner, WY
2016    ‘Life Stream’. Installation selected for Amazon window with Shunpike Storefront 

            Project, Seattle, WA
           ‘Pipe Dream’. Selected by Anacortes Arts Festival to create this collaborative,  

            community art project
            Merit Award for ‘Welcome to the Plastisphere’ with Margie McDonald & Karen 
            Hackenberg, for 'Radical Change' exhibit at Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend,WA
2015     Artist in Residence Award, Playa, Summer Lake, OR
2011-2014    Artist in Residence. Centrum, Port Townsend, WA. Studio except summers.
2014     Best in Show, “Earth Matters”. Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA, Juror, 
            Michael Paul Miller, Associate Professor of Art, Peninsula College
2011     Featured Artist. Nomad Newsletter. Colorado Art Ranch, CO
2007     Artist in Residence, Colorado Art Ranch, Salida/Turret CO
2005     LaMar Harrington’s Selected Artist for “NuArt’05”, Anacortes Art Festival, WA
2003     Award. “Different Strokes”. Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA, Juror, Jake
            Seniuk, Director of Port Angeles Fine Art Center
2002     Artist in Residence, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA
2001     Grant for Artist Project (GAP Award) for “The Island Project”, Artist Trust, 
            Seattle, WA
2000     Award. "Art Port Townsend Juried Art Show," Point Hudson Pavilion, Port 
            Townsend, WA. Juror, Deborah Paine, Manager for Microsoft Collection
1999     John F. Kennedy University Student Invited Speaker for University Graduation 
            Ceremony

ONE and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

2015      Life Stream. Peninsula College PUB Gallery of Art, Port Angeles, WA
2010      Ecotones. Valise Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
2005      Evidence of Momentary Fire. Turtle Bluff Gallery, Marrowstone Island, WA
2001      Reweaving the World. Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, AK
1998      Presence & Absence. Arts and Consciousness Gallery, JFKUniversity, 

             Berkeley,CA 
1997      In the Center / At the Edge - A Moving Balance. Arts and Consciousness Gallery, 
             JFK University, Berkeley, CA
             Sticks and Stones. Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

PUBLIC INTERACTIVE PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATIONS / PROJECTS

2017      Art Portal. Installation and collaborative community project with artist/author 
             Bailey Cunningham with 3 day Anacortes Arts Festival participants. Anacortes,WA
2016      Pipe Dream. A 3-day participatory community, collaborative installation,   
             Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA
2015      Anchors and Beacons. Participatory Installation. Peninsula College PUB Gallery of 
             Art, Port Angeles, WA
2014      Psst…An Invitation. Interactive installation, Northwind Arts Center,
 Port    
             Townsend,WA 
2013      Flight Field, Collaborative participatory installation with Rebecca Welti for 
             Coming Unbound: Book as Sculpture, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
             IlluminOcea, Anacortes Arts Festival, Juried Arts Exhibit, Barbara Matilsky, 
             Curator, Whatcom Museum, WA
2010      Threads, Portland Building Installation, Portland OR
             Being with Grace, Strait Art 2010, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
2007 & 08    Prayers to Wind, Anacortes Arts Festival, funded by Washington State 

              Arts Commission, Anacortes, WA 

SELECTED SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS / COMMISSIONS

2016      Life Stream. Amazon public window installation, for Shunpike, 
Storefront 
             Project, Seattle, WA 
             Welcome to the Plastisphere, Collaborative Installation with Karen Hackenberg 
             and Margie McDonald, for Radical Change, Northwind Arts Center, Port 
             Townsend, WA. Juror, Kim Tinuviel.
2015      Welcome to the Plastisphere, Installation collaboration with Karen Hackenberg 
             and Margie McDonald, Surge Festival, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
             Welcome to the Plastisphere, Installation collaboration with Karen Hackenberg  
             and Margie McDonald, for Tidecraft - Turning Debris into Art, Anacortes Arts 
             Festival, Anacortes, WA 
             Steps and Threads, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
2014      Awe. 
Public window installation collaboration with Margaret Lindsey, Port 
             Townsend, WA 
             Passage, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
2013      Linear and Knot, 
Public window installation with Carolyn Law & Kim Kopp, 
             Port Townsend, WA 
             Vision & Revision, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
             Bookworms & Other Delights, Public window installation, Port Townsend
2013      Living Room, Public window installation, Lawrence & Tyler, Port Townsend
2012      Touch, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
             Return, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
2011      WakeFull, Art Outside, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
             Forks, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
             Between Day and Night, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
             GuestHouse ThreadSong, Public window installation, Port Townsend, WA
2010      Indra’s Net & A Harvest of Falls, Public window installation, Port Townsend
             Glimpses of Illumination, Port Townsend Library, Port Townsend, WA
             Windsong, Art Outside, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
             Falling Apart and Coming Together, “33 IDEAS”, Denver International Airport
2009      Prima Materia, HuckHouse Studio, Port Townsend, WA
             Animus Aerie North, Private commission, Blakely Island, WA
             Tree Trunk Tango, “Art Outside”, Port Angeles Art Center, WA
2008      Hole to Whole, “Sculpted Green”, Bellevue City Hall, WA
             Being Here, Port Angeles, 2008, Art Outside, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
             Hoversome, Private commission, Seattle, WA
             Figuring Trees I, Private commission, Whidbey Island, WA
2007      One, “Natural Cycles”, Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, OR
             Hover, Installation as artist in residence with Colorado Art Ranch, Turret, CO
             A Well Traveled Line & The Framing Body, “Art Outside”, Port Angeles Art 

             Center, WA
2006      Being Here, Meyers Chuck, 2006, AK
2005      Tide Trial, “NuArt’05”, Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes, WA
2004      Dwelling Within, “Dwellings”, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
             A Kind of Meditation, Sharf Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2003      Coming from Within, “Earth Installations and Objects by Gloria Lamson, Hannah 

             Alex-Glasser, Min-Yi Lin”, Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy 
             University, Berkeley, CA
2002      Being Here, Seattle, 2002, “Arts and Nature Festival”, Nature Consortium, Camp  

             Long, Seattle, WA 
             On Reflection: An Elemental Interaction, “In Response to Place”, Bellevue Art 
             Museum, Bellevue, WA
             Threshold to Standing Light, “Sanctuary”, Friesen Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
             Between Oaks, “Queen Anne Treewalk, Stairclimb”, Seattle, WA
             Animus Aerie, “Art Outside,” Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
2001      Elemental Interaction / Wind and Water, “Pacific Northwest Annual”, Bellevue 

             Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. 
             Space Between & Holding Space, “Art Outside”, Port Angeles Art Center,WA
             Being Here, San Juan, 2001, “Westcott Bay Sculpture Park”, San Juan Island, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018      10x10x10xTieton, Tieton Arts & Humanities, Tieton, WA (also in catalogue 

             from exhibit)
             DISRUpTION, Valise Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
2017      Smile, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, Kathleen Moles, 

             curator at Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) in La Conner, WA
             Alchemy. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, Jonathan Wood of 

             Abmeyer + Wood gallery in Seattle
2015      Small Expressions. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, Teresa 

             Verraes, former owner of a fine art gallery in Port Townsend, WA and current 
             director of Chamber of Commerce.
2014      Art and The Word. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, Alan 

             Newberg, founding member of Collected Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
             Earth Matters, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror Michael Paul 

             Miller, Associate Professor of Art Peninsula College, Best of Show Award
2012      YATOO-I, Nature is Breathing, Rumainia
2011      Into the Woods, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, David 

             Sessions, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
2010      Strait Art 2010, Peninsula College Pirate Union Gallery, Port Angeles, WA
2007      Intention & Creation, Enso Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
             City of Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Kent, WA. Jurors, Heather Dwyer, Brice 

             Maryman
             Strait Art, Home is Where the HeArt Is, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
             Reaching for Light, Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2006      Earth, Air, Fire & Water, Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, 

             Jake Seniuk
             Square One, The Art Mine, Port Hadlock, WA
             The Fire This Time, Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY
2004      Curious Incidents, Scharf Uptown Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2003      Earth Installations and Objects by Gloria Lamson, Hannah Alex-Glasser, Min-Yi 

             Lin, Arts & Consciousness Gallery, JFK University, Berkeley, CA.
             Different Strokes, NorthWind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, Jake 

             Seniuk, (Award)
2002      Sanctuary II, Friesen Fine Art Gallery, Sun Valley ID.
             Art Port Townsend Annual Juried Art Show, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, Jim 

             McDonald 
             Sanctuary, Friesen Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
             Art from the City of Dreams, University House, Seattle, WA. Curator, LaMar 

             Harrington
2001      Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. Juror, Sue Spaid, 

             Curator of The Contemporary Arts Center,Cincinnati, Ohio (Catalogue 
            - Photograph) 
             Art Port Townsend Juried Art Show, Point Hudson, Port Townsend, WA. Juror, 
             Peggy Weiss
             Northwest Biennial - Pleasure Craft, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. Juror, 

             Gladys Nilsson, Chicago Art Institute. (Catalogue)
2000      Strait Art, The Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
             Art Port Townsend Juried Exhibit, Point Hudson, WA. Juror, Deborah Paine.  

             (Award)
             Visions Toward Wellness 2000, Traveling Exhibition. (Catalogue/Photograph)
             The Atrium Gallery, Providence, RI. Yale University Medical School Library, 

             New Haven, CT. Macy Gallery, the Riverside Church, New York, NY.
1999      What is Art For? The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. Curated by William T. Wiley

             & Mary Webster (Catalogue/Photograph)

PROJECTS 


2012-18 • Fieldwork, Art with/in Nature
Working in various remote natural environments exploring temporary site responsive interactions, & installations with nature as material, studio, gallery, home and activating force. Kofa Wilderness Area, AZ, San Juan Ridge & Yuba River, CA, Orcas Island, La Push, Spokane, & Devils Lake, WA, Summer Lake OR, Banner, WY.

1996 - 2006 • The Island Project, SE Alaska
Explored art as interaction with nature, time, place and experience on the same small, remote island (uninhabited by humans). Documented with photographs. Supported in part by a grant from Artist Trust.

1995 -1996 • Conversations in Paint Project, California, Washington, Alaska
Facilitated duo and group painted interactions modeled on the idea of human conversation - listen/watch and respond. People took turns responding to each other, in silence, making painted marks on paper. Involved about 150 people through workshops and individual sessions.

1988 • Seattle-Tashkent Peace Park & Don Scott's Benchmark Project, 

          Tashkent, Russia 
Assisted with the completion and installation of the first of fourteen sculpted granite boulders to be sited in one of Seattle’s sister cities as part of Don's Scott's Benchmark Project, in conjunction with Seattle-Tashkent Peace Park, Tashkent, Russia.

TEACHING and FACILITATION

2018     Nature Mandala facilitation for Youth Environmental Stewards (YES) Program, 

            Northwest Watershed Institute, Fort Flagler, WA
2007- 2013 EDGE, Professional Development Program for Artists. Coordinator and/or 

            Instructor, Artist Trust, Seattle, Port Townsend, Edmonds Community College, WA
2011-2013    Bring Art to Life Workshops, Centrum and private groups, Port Townsend, WA
2002- 2012   Creativity Coach and mentoring individual artists
2011     BizArts Conference, Workshop leader, Edmonds Community College, WA
2010     Art as Spiritual Practice, Class guest teacher. John F. Kennedy University, 

            Berkeley, CA
2009     Eco-Art, Guest teacher. University of Washington in Tacoma, WA
            Discovering our Essential Nature 2 day Workshop, teacher, Madrona MindBody 

            Institute, Port Townsend, WA.
2008     Reconciliation: Art and Life, Workshop, Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA.
2006     Art 101, Class teacher, Peninsula College, Port Townsend, WA.
            Reconciliation: Art and Life, Workshop leader, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA.
2005     Art from the Inside Out, Class teacher, Peninsula College, Port Townsend, WA.
            Art with/in Nature, Class teacher, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA.
2004     Creativity Workshop, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA.
2003     Art on the Beach, Berkeley and Point Reyes National Park, Class teacher, JFK  

            University, Orinda, CA.
1996-98      Art with Nature Workshops. Class teacher, Graduate School of Holistic 

                  Studies, JFKU, Orinda,CA 
1994-96      Creative Process Workshops & Classes. Vashon, WA.
1979-85      Creativity and Meditation Workshops, Classes. Church of Divine Man, WA, OR

                  and Vancouver, Canada.
1978-79      Photography teacher, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA.

SELECTED PUBLIC EVENTS / PRESENTATIONS

2018     Open Studio for Centrum, Port Townsend, WA.
2017     Jentel Presents, Sheriden WY. Artist talk.
2016     Artist Trust, EDGE Program, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA. Artist talk.
2015     Peninsula College, Studium Generale Program, Port Angeles, WA. Artist talk.
            Artist Trust, EDGE Program, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA. Artist talk.
2013     Artist Trust Ambassador for Port Angeles Public Library, presentation.
2012     Artist Trust Ambassador for Jefferson County Library, presentation.
2011     Artist Trust for Sequim Arts and Arts Alliance, Artist Resources, presentation.
2010     Valise Gallery, Vashon Island, WA. Artist talk.
            Artist Trust EDGE Program, Seattle, WA. Artist talk.
2009     University of Washington in Tacoma, Artist talk.
2008     Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, OR. “Natural Cycles”, Artist talk.
            Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA. Artist talk / workshop, “Reconciliation: 

            Art and Life”.
2005     Artist Trust, EDGE Program, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA. Artist talk.
            Center for the Arts, Jackson, WY. Artist talk.
            Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, Art Port Townsend, “Artists working 

            with Nature”. Talk.
            Peninsula College, Port Townsend, WA. “Bringing Art to Life”. Talk.
            Peninsula College, Guest artist, Port Angeles, WA, Artist talk.
2003     Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. Artist talk.
            Point Reyes Park Hostel, Point Reyes, CA. “Artists working with Nature”. Talk.
            John F. Kennedy University, Arts Annex, Berkeley, CA. Artist talk.
2002     Spring Street School, San Juan Island, WA. Guest artist with site visit at Westcott 

            Bay installation.
            Elderhostel, San Juan Island, WA. Guest artist with site visit at Westcott Bay 

            installation.
2001    John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA. Graduate practicum guest artist.
           Quimper Arts, Art Port Townsend, Port Townsend, WA. Artist talk.
           Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, US Forest Service Discovery Center,  

           Ketchikan, AK. Artist talk.
           Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. Meet the Artists Program. Artist talk.
           International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Included in “Waterworks” 

           presentation.
           Centrum, Port Townsend, WA. Experiences in Creativity. Guest artist.
2000    Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA. Artist talk.
1999    John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA. Conference for the Study of Dreams,  

           Collaborative improv performances.
           Arts and Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA. Hybrid

           Festival. Collaborative improv performances.
           Conference on Spirituality and Healing, Sylvan Beach, WI. Artist talk.
1998    Graduate School of Holistic Studies, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA. “The 

           Island Project”. Artist talk.
           Alta Bates Hospital, Healing Arts Celebration, Berkeley, CA. Co-Organizer,    

           Participant.
1997    The Mountaineers, The Island Project, Seattle, WA. Artist talk.
           John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA. “The Island Project”. Artist talk.
1996    Arts and Healing Network, Sausalito, CA. Artist talk.
           John F. Kennedy University, Arts and Consciousness Gallery, Berkeley, CA. “The 

           Island Project”. Artist talk.
1998    Blue Heron Center for the Arts. Vashon, WA.“Seattle-Tashkent Peace Park and 

           Benchmark Project”. Artist talk.
1980    And/Or Gallery, Seattle, WA. Individual improv storytelling.
           Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA. Individual improv storytelling.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places, Seattle WA
King County Public Art Collection, 4Culture, Seattle, WA
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA
Madrona MindBody Institute, Port Townsend, WA

ON JUROR / SELECTION PANELS

2015      Showcase Gallery Selection Panel, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2009-2010     Colorado Art Ranch, Artist in Residence Program, Arvada, CO
2007      Artist Trust, EDGE program. Seattle, WA
             Northwest Artist Registry. WA
2003      Centrum, Artist in Residence Program. Port Townsend, WA
2002      Artist Trust, Grants for Artist Projects (GAP). Seattle, WA

BIBLIOGRAPHY 


2018      Schildkret, Day, Morning Altars — A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through

             Nature, Art and Ritual, Book from Countryman Press, (Photograph / story p.232) 
2017      Rosenberg, Gigi, Find Success at Conferences, Professional Artist Magazine, 
             (Photographs, p.16-17)
2011      Yatoo-i Catalogue from The 2nd YATOO International Project Nature Art 

             Exhibition – Nature is Breathing (Photograph p.19)
             Carlman, Erin Weber. “The Interaction Of Natural And Human-Made Beauty”. 

             LeFotografie News http://lefotografie.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/the-
             interaction-of-natural-and-human-made-beauty/ Article / Photograph.
             Seniuk, Jake. “Art Outside Makes it a Dozen.” On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art 

             Center. (July-Sept.) 
2010      Seniuk, Jake. “Strait Art Twenty in ‘Ten.” On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art 
             Center. (March/May) Photograph.
2009      Seniuk, Jake. “Art Outside 2009.” On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center. 

             (Summer/Fall).
2008      Dickerson, Paige, “Webster’s Woods holds new treasure” Peninsula Daily News, 

             WA. (June 20) Photograph.
             Seniuk, Jake. “Art Outside IX.” On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center. WA. 

             (July-Sept) Photograph. Northwest Magazine, Port Townsend, WA. (February) 
             Photograph.
2007      Friedenauer, Margaret, “A Day for the Muses”, Skagit Valley Herald, WA

             (August 5) Photograph. 
             Lake Oswego Review, “Natural Cycles exhibit returns”, Lake Oswego, OR 
             (September 20)
             Neugarten, Rachel, “A cathedral of nature undiminished by art”, The Oregonian, 

             OR (October 19)
             Newell, Cliff, “Natural Cycles 2007 is Unveiled”, Lake Oswego Review, OR 

             (September 27)
             Seniuk, Jake. “Home is where the HeArt Is.” On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art 

             Center. (May/June) Photograph.
             Trevenon, Stacy. “Artists probe nature of creation”, Halfmoonbayreview.com .CA

             (December 3)
2006      Good, Liz. “Gloria Lamson: Connected with Nature”, Fiberarts Magazine. 

             (Summer) Photograph.
2004      Resurgence Magazine, Devon, UK. (March/April) Photographs.
             Palmer, Suzanne Fowler, “Visual Artists and the Spiritual Life: A Conversation.”

             God’s Friends, CA. (November) Photographs. Cover and inside.
2003      Institute of Noetic Science Review, #65, Petaluma, CA. (September-November) 

             Cover.
             Koppman, Debra. “Earth Installations and Objects by Gloria Lamson, Hannah 

             Alex-Glasser and Min-Yi Lin.”
             Artweek, (July/August) Photograph.
2002      Seniuk, Jake. “The Giant’s Gait.” On Center, Port Angeles Fine Art Center.      

            (August-October) Photograph. Polito, Rick. “A Museum for all the Earth.” Marin  
            Independent Journal, CA. (February 11) Photograph.
            Worthley, Martha. “Artists Just Do Things Differently. ”Jefferson County Leader. 

            (October 23) Photograph.
2001     Gunter, Lisa. “Pleasure Cruise”, Tacoma Reporter, (July 12)
            Hackett, Regina. “Northwest Pluck at Bellevue Art Museum”, Seattle Post-

            Intelligencer, (October 23)
            Hall, Emily. “BAM Shows New Artists; Patrons Brave 520”,The Stranger,

            (October 18)
            Kangas, Matthew. “Works in BAM’S Annual Resist Traditional Categories”, Seattle 

            Times, (October 19)
            Kuykendall, Jennifer. “One Thread at a Time.” Ketchikan Daily News, AK.   

            Photographs. Cover and inside. (September, 7)
            Smith, Keith. “Gloria Lamson - Art Without Walls” Creative Currents, Ketchikan 

            Area Arts and Humanities Council Newsletter, AK. (August and September)
2000     “Visions Toward Wellness 2000,” Exhibition catalogue, p.29, Society for the Arts

            in Healthcare and Troy Corporation, Floram Park, NJ. Photograph. 
1999     Nissen, Dorothy. “What Good Is Art?” Oakland Art Museum, CA.
1998     Cohn, Terri. “Conquistadors of the Void,” Artweek, (April) Photographs.
            Cunningham. Bailey. “Mandala, Journey to the Center”, p.124. Dorling Kindersley 

            Publishing Inc, NY. Photograph.
1997     Fox, John. Poetic Medicine, pp. 4, 49. Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam, N.Y.
            “In the Center / At the Edge, A Moving Balance,” The Flame, John F. Kennedy 

            University, Orinda, CA. Cover and other photograph. (September/October) 

PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHIC CALENDERS, ARTICLES 


2010      Moving with What Is. Book of Photographs, Self published, MyPublisher.
2009      Environmental Art 2009 Calendar, Amber Lotus Publishing, Portland, OR
2007      Between the Lines. Book, Self published, MyPublisher.
1999      “Presence and Absence,” The Flame, John F. Kennedy University, CA. (Nov/Dec)
1996      “Creativity Revisited,” The Flame, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA. 

             (January/February) Photograph.
             “Conversations in Paint,” The Flame, (March/April) Photograph.
             “Sticks and Stones,” The Flame, (July/August) Photograph. 


TV / RADIO / VIDEO 


2002      Video documentary. “Behind and Within” by Jeane Myers. Documentation of 

             my installations and process over a two-year period.
2001      KRBD-FM, 2 Interviews by Keith Smith, Director, Ketchikan Arts Council. 

             Ketchikan Arts Weekly, Ketchikan AK, 
             Video by Jennifer Kuykendall of “Reweaving the World”. Installation at the 
             Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Main Street Gallery. Aired - KJMW 
             Ketchikan TV, (September 7)