Sunnyshore Studio announces the celebration of Jack Dorsey’s 77th birthday with an art retrospective looking back over Jack’s career as an artist. This retrospective will feature his artworks from over 50 years of painting including many new contributions.
Jack’s family invites his friends, patrons, golfing buddies and all art enthusiasts to join us in celebrating the life, career and artistic legacy of one of the northwest’s most gifted artists.
- Saturday, March 11, 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Sunday, March 12, 1:00 – 5:00pm
- March 13 – April 1, Gallery available for private showings
- For private showings call 360.387.7304
Jack Dorsey Art History
A short history of significant art events and people who influenced his art career.
1940 Born March 12 in Seattle, WA.
1953 Meets Grady Spurgeon, an artist and friend of the family
1955 Attends Redmond Junior High: serves on the annual staff and receives instruction in watercolor under art teacher, Mr. Goetschius
1956-1957 Attends Lake Washington High School where he is influenced by art teacher Mr. Greer
1957-58 Moves to Plain, WA and attends Leavenworth High School where he serves on the Annual staff; meets Walter Graham, Wenatchee artist; completes technical illustrations for the Merry Tiller Co.
1959 Sells first painting.
1960 – 1965 Attends Wenatchee Valley College and Seattle Pacific College where he paints and sells watercolors; works logging in the summers
1966 Graduates from SPC and marries Ann Dodgson
1966-1967 Teaches art at Highline High School; starts selling art at the Burien Arts Festival Gallery
1967-1968 Teaches art at Olympic Junior High
1968—1969 Serves as associate Pastor at Renton Bible Church; has success at art booth at the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair; in the fall moves to Camano and lives in the Helen Bates Thompson’s house in Sunnyshore Acres.
1970 Moves across the street into our current home in the Spring; embarks on a ten year journey as a full-time artist
1972 Has first one man show at the Frye Art Museum; is accepted into the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) annual exhibit and later becomes a member of NWWS achieving the honor of life membership after thirty years.
1979 Has second one man show at the Frye Art Museum; has one man show in Tokyo, Japan at the Franell Gallery.
1979—1980 Serves as President of the Northwest Watercolor Society
1981 Accepted into the Puget Sound Group of painters
1979 – 1995 Works as Technical Illustrator at Boeing.
1996—1997 Works as Illustrator for Superior Design a Boeing subcontractor
1997—1999 Starts home remodel/improvements
1999—2010 Joins the Stanwood/Camano Art Tour
2011—2014 Enters numerous national and regional shows and wins many awards
2016 to present—Exhibits with Sunnyshore Studio during the Mother’s Day Studio Tour and other Sunnyshore Studio sponsored shows. .
We’d be delighted if you’d join us in celebrating the life and artistic legacy of Jack Dorsey.