An Evening of Advocacy: Featured Artists - Sep 24

Our upcoming Evening of Advocacy isn't just about conservation - it’s also an opportunity for us to celebrate local artists who draw inspiration from spending time outside.
Hana Wilder Hana Wilder
Donor Event and Partnerships Manager
August 26, 2022

Join us on the waterfront on Saturday, September 24 for An Evening of Advocacy and incredible artwork! 

An Evening of Advocacy
Saturday, September 24, 2022
5-8pm | Miller Nash LLP Alaska Way
Attire: Cocktail / Smart Casual
Complimentary valet parking

Reserve your ticket today!

This year’s silent art auction was generously donated by some of our region's most prolific conservation and outdoor-focused artists. Join us for a chance to bid on an original painting from Suze Woolf, a hand-burned wood piece from Barry Roitblat, and more! Thanks to the commitment and generosity of our featured local artists, 100% of the proceeds from the silent art auction will help protect the wild places we love.

A few of our featured artists:

Mt. Hood Alpenglow 
Claire Giordano
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Claire Giordano is an environmental artist, writer, and educator creatively exploring stories of science, climate change, and the modern experience in nature. Through art created outside and in the studio, Claire strives to forge emotional connections between people and place. She is also the founder of the Adventure Art Academy, where she offers monthly virtual watercolor classes filmed outside. Check out more of her work at claireswanderings.com.


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Mountain Beech
Barry Roitblat

Barry Roitblat is a local artist and Mountaineers member who delights in the beauty revealed from a non-descript piece of wood. Transforming reclaimed forestry into polished, functional artwork, Roitblat finds joy in giving nature’s art a human purpose. His inspiration to transform wood into bowls, peppermills, bottle stoppers, and more derives from his unique fascination with the grand works of art created by Mother Nature. Check out more of his work at http://barry.roitblat.com


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Baker’s Black Buttes
by Suze Woolf

After a lifetime of outdoor pursuits, Suze Woolf creates artwork that both celebrates and disturbs: from joyous landscape sketches to work that documents the threats to them. She is drawn to phenomena not usually considered “artworthy,” such as burned-over landscapes, charred trees, and beetle-killed forests. From small landscape sketches to large-scale subjects, Woolf finds intense visual experience everywhere around her. Check out more of her work at https://www.suzewoolf-fineart.com/


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Olympic Cascade
Art Wolfe

Seattle native and Mountaineers Books contributor Art Wolfe uses an artistic and journalistic approach to document his subjects through photography. His goal has always been to win support for conservation issues by “focusing on what’s beautiful on the Earth.” Wolfe has created millions of images in his lifetime and travels nearly nine months out of the year photographing for new projects, leading photography tours and seminars, and giving inspirational presentations. Check out more of his work at https://artwolfe.com/.


Funds raised through ticket sales, the silent art auction, and donations will provide critical support as we work towards our advocacy goals and conserve our natural world for future generations. You can learn more about the evening’s festivities, including the waterfront venue and climate panel, on our event website.

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Join us Saturday, September 24, for An Evening of Advocacy! Tickets are limited and registration is still open. For more information, please contact development@mountaineers.org

Thank you to Rachel Knight and our sponsors: 

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Interested in sponsoring a Mountaineer’s event? Contact Hana Wilder at hanaw@mountaineers.org or call 206-521-6020.


LEAD IMAGE OF MT. HOOD ALPENGLOW. PAINTING BY CLAIRE GIORDANO