Welcome to the Alden Mason Foundation

Canine Flight – 1989 – Acrylic on canvas

Established in 2017, the Alden Mason Foundation was formed to sustain and celebrate Alden Mason’s extraordinary legacy as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent artists and to acknowledge his influence on several generations of students as a professor of art at the University of Washington.

Since its inception, the foundation has published a comprehensive monograph about the work and life of Alden Mason, contributed and assisted in the organization of a major survey of Alden’s work at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The Foundation has also provided an endowed yearly scholarship in Alden Mason’s name to a candidate in the MFA program in painting in the School of Art at the University of Washington.

Throughout his career, Mason was a generous mentor and supporter of younger artists whose work he felt deserved recognition. With this in mind, and Alden’s wish to help foster a vibrant art community, the Alden Mason Foundation is thrilled to announce the inaugural Alden Mason Foundation Award, three prestigious awards created to pay homage to the enduring artistic legacy of beloved Washington artist, Alden Mason.

Alden Mason Foundation Board: Jaq Chartier, Mike Hascall, Norman Lundin, Stephen McClelland, Cathy McClure, Gene Gentry McMahon, Renato Oliva, Helen O-Toole, Merchant Pease, Florian Raymann, Kuldeep Singh

Information for the upcoming “call for art” can be found at our website’s Alden Mason Foundation Award page and on our Instagram and Facebook pages. This call will also be broadcast through the usual art channels, art organization news letters and publications.

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ALDEN MASON: PAINTINGS This lavishly illustrated publication was designed by Phil Kovacevich and published by University of Washington Press. Roger Hull, the primary essayist, wrote the major essay on Mason’s life, career, teaching and work. Regina Hackett’s essay focuses on the Burpee Garden era and related work. Robert Ayers chose to examine the role of figuration in the work. The book’s forword is a warm tribute and appreciation by Phen Huang. ALDEN MASON: PAINTINGS is available at Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, Foster/White Gallery, Woodside Braseth Gallery, on Amazon, and fine bookstores.

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Rainbow Rocker – 1973 – Oil on canvas