EVENTS & NEWS

DECEMBER 2018

Angell’s work will be featured in “Living legends: Discovering the Masters of Wildlife Art” exhibition on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The exhibition will be on display through April 14, 2019.

Each of the thirty nine artists included in this show have played an important role over the years of the Museum’s development. The exhibition honors not only this relationship, but also highlights each artist’s ability to capture the essence of the Museum’s mission to collect the highest quality wildlife art.

  Emissaries, 1999    “Ravens have been a favorite subject for artistic interpretation whether literal or figurative in my work. Ravens like the company of a mate or cohort so I’ve often considered them in pairs whether carving stone or modeling clay. The bronze allowed me to extend the subject’s body and open beaks – something more problematic when working in stone. I wanted this work to stir the imagination of the respondent and have them consider what the birds might be saying. At the time I was moving farther into the emotional content one could share in sculpture and was less concerned with mere portrayal.”

Emissaries, 1999

“Ravens have been a favorite subject for artistic interpretation whether literal or figurative in my work. Ravens like the company of a mate or cohort so I’ve often considered them in pairs whether carving stone or modeling clay. The bronze allowed me to extend the subject’s body and open beaks – something more problematic when working in stone. I wanted this work to stir the imagination of the respondent and have them consider what the birds might be saying. At the time I was moving farther into the emotional content one could share in sculpture and was less concerned with mere portrayal.”

NOVEMBER 2018

Tony is honored to be named as The Rainier Club's 2018 Laureate, an award given to honor a creative professional with ties to the Pacific Northwest. Other distinguished laureates include Timothy Egan, Tom Robbins, and Dale Chihuly, among others.

From the award dinner celebration, held November 7th:

"For more than half a century, Tony Angell has responded to the powerful presence of nature in the Pacific Northwest — in his artistic forms, and written and spoken words.

Angell’s commitment to protecting, resoting, and sustaining our natural environment has been of paramount importance throughout his life. Art has been the chief means by which he shares his passions for and sensitivity to the complexities of nature so essential to the character of our region and the health and vitality of our lives.”

Thank you, Rainier Club!

 Excerpt from The Rainier Review

Excerpt from The Rainier Review

OCTOBER 2018

Angell was named a University of Washington Department of Communications Distinguished Alumnus. Thank you!

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JUNE 2018

On June 7, Tony gave the commencement speech for the University of Washington Department of Communications 2018 graduating class. It was an immense honor.

"J. Anthony (Tony) Angell was recognized as the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. As the keynote speaker, Angell spoke about his own capacity as a communicator, and how “those particular skills were formed from the basic tools that you [students] have, from the experience that you’ve had here at the University. Do not ever forget them,” he admonished the crowd. “Because the older you get, and the more you step into the world, the greater you understand how important they are, regardless of what professional commitment you might make.”

Watch the full commencement speech below.

APRIL 2018

Tony has been hard at work on a monument for Seattle University ...

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... which was finally installed this month! See it in person on the Seattle University campus.

 Tony and wife Lee, looking very pleased at the piece's installation! (Bob Peterson)

Tony and wife Lee, looking very pleased at the piece's installation! (Bob Peterson)

 It was a real group effort -- thank you and congratulations to everyone involved. (Bob Peterson)

It was a real group effort -- thank you and congratulations to everyone involved. (Bob Peterson)