View Elisheba Johnson’s artist talk, recorded as part of the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter’s Fall Chapter Meeting on December 4, 2020. This event was hosted by the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter with a special funding grant from ARLIS/NA.
Elisheba Johnson, Seattle-based curator, public artist and administrator, holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and was the owner of Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art space that held art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings and creative gatherings. For six years Johnson worked at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture on capacity building initiatives and racial equity in public art. Johnson is currently a member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network advisory council and has won four Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review Awards for her work. She currently co-manages Wa Na Wari, a Black art center in Seattle’s Central Area that uses the arts to build community and resist displacement.