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Markovitz, Sherry

Collection Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lucy R. Lippard papers
Lucy R. Lippard papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Correspondence by Name
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipplucy-ref1729

Linda Farris Gallery records, 1969-1995

Creator:
Linda Farris Gallery  Search this
Farris, Linda  Search this
Linda Farris Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Lucero, Michael  Search this
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Landfield, Ronnie  Search this
Luce, Charles  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Bruskin, Grisha  Search this
Noah, Barbara  Search this
Clough, Charles  Search this
Barry, Lynda  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Lectures
Photographs
Sound recordings
Visitors' books
Topic:
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Art -- Washington (State) -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Artists -- Northwestern States  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6612
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215921
AAA_collcode_lindfarr
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215921
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Linda Farris Gallery records

Creator:
Linda Farris Gallery  Search this
Farris, Linda  Search this
Names:
Barry, Lynda, 1956-  Search this
Bruskin, Grisha, 1945-  Search this
Clough, Charles, 1951-  Search this
Landfield, Ronnie, 1947-  Search this
Luce, Charles, 1947-  Search this
Lucero, Michael, 1953-  Search this
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noah, Barbara  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Extent:
13.4 Linear feet (13 Boxes, 1 sol, 1 ov folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Lectures
Photographs
Sound recordings
Visitors' books
Date:
1969-1995
Summary:
The records of Seattle's avant-garde Linda Farris Gallery measure 13.4 linear feet and date from 1969-1995. The bulk of the records consist of artists' and exhibition files. Also found are gallery business correspondence, administrative files, event files, reference files, records of sales, scattered legal files, the personal papers of gallery owner Linda Farris, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Seattle's avant-garde Linda Farris Gallery measure 13.4 linear feet and date from 1969-1995. The bulk of the records consist of artists' and exhibition files. Also found are gallery business correspondence, administrative files, event files, reference files, records of sales, scattered legal files, the personal papers of gallery owner Linda Farris, and printed materials. Business correspondence is with galleries, dealers, publishers, museums, and other businesses. Administrative files are varied and include advertising and promotion materials, exhibition schedules, mailing lists, guest books, a scrapbook, and gallery history.

Artists' files are found for many contemporary American artists that interested Linda Farris or were represented by the gallery. The contents of each file vary but many include photographs and slides, writings, correspondence, and printed materials. Files for Lynda Barry, Grisha Brusking, Charles Clough, Ronnie Landfield, Charles Luce, Michael Lucerno, Sherry Markovitz, Louise Nevelson, Barbara Noah, and Beverly Pepper are particularly rich. Exhibition files are for Linda Farris Gallery exhibitions and include printed materials, correspondence, loan and consignment agreements, and photographs.

Event files cover anniversary celebrations, lectures, panel discussions, and receptions. There are 17 sound cassette recordings of "Art Now" lectures and "Focus" panel discussions. Scattered reference files contain collected materials on subjects of interest to the gallery. There are scattered financial, sales, and legal files. Sales records cover 1970-1979.

Linda Farris' personal papers contain printed materials about her and the gallery and other materials concerning her professional and curatorial work outside of the gallery. There is also a transcript of an oral history with Farris and a news interview.

Printed materials include published books and magazines, clippings and exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Photographs are scattered throughout adminstrative files, exhibition files, event files, and Linda Farris' personal papers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1975-1991, undated (Box 1; .7 linear feet)

Series 2: Administrative files, 1970-1995, undated (Box 1-2, 14; 1 linear feet)

Series 3: Artists and Exhibition files, 1969-1995, undated (Box 2-9, 15; 6.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Events files, 1971-1990, undated (Box 9, 14; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Reference files, 1969-1994, undated (Box 9-10; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Financial, Sales and Legal files, 1970-1995 (Box 10; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Linda Farris Papers, 1972-1995 (Box 10-11; .9 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1970-1995 (Box 11-14; 2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Linda Farris Gallery was Seattle's leading venue for contemporary art during its twenty-five years of operation.

Linda Farris opened Gallery East in Bellevue in 1970, and a year later moved to Pioneer Square in Seattle, changing the name to Linda Farris Gallery in 1973. The gallery continued to present contemporary art there until closing in December 1995. Art dealer Linda Farris began representing a group of promising artists, all graduates of the University of Washington. Greg Kucera of the Greg Kucera Gallery noted in an article for the Seattle Weekly, "Their work could be loosely seen as a movement, complete with aesthetic interrelationships, convenient marriages, an unintelligible manifesto in the form of Dennis Evans' quirky pronouncements…" From the same article he states, "Her avant-garde gallery changed forever the nature of being an art dealer in Seattle." It was among the three or four most influential galleries in the Pacific Northwest.

The gallery held exhibitions of many nationally known contemporary artists, including Sam Francis, Louise Nevelson, and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as Northwest artists Jeffrey Bishop, Dennis Evans, Sherry Markovitz, Nancy Mee, Norie Sato, and Patti Warashina. The latter group started with the gallery and remained loyal at the time of its closing in 1995.

Art dealer, collector and free-lance curator Linda B. Farris (1944-2005), a native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (1966), was an active participant in and style setter for the Seattle art world for the twenty-five years she was in business. As a member of the art community she actively supported the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, and Seattle Art Museum's Contemporary Art Council, and served on the boards of directors of Henry Art Gallery and Factory Visual Arts. Farris curated "Eight Seattle Artists" in 1981 for the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art and "Self Portraits" in 1983 for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. She also led the movement to keep Henry Moore's "Vertebrae" from leaving Seattle, and instituted a series of talks, panel discussions, performances, and tours in her gallery, and in and around Seattle.

This note draws heavily on the Archives of American Art's West Coast Regional Collector Paul Karlstrom's collection description written upon acquisition of the papers.
Related Materials:
An oral history interview with Linda Farris conducted in 1975 by Sally Swenson, is located in the University of Washington University Libraries Digital Collections.
Provenance:
The Linda Farris Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art by owner Linda Farris in 1995 at the time she closed the gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Art -- Washington (State) -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Artists -- Northwestern States  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Lectures
Photographs
Sound recordings
Visitors' books
Citation:
Linda Farris Gallery records, 1969-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lindfarr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lindfarr

Viewland / Hoffman Substation, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Keating, Andrew 1948-  Search this
Markovitz, Sherry 1947-  Search this
Simpson, Buster 1942-  Search this
Gehrke, Emil 1884-1979  Search this
Gehrke, Veva 1902-1980  Search this
Architect:
Rutherford, David  Search this
Hobbs, Richard  Search this
Architectural firm:
Hobbs/Fukui  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel, aluminum, found objects including hubcaps, hardhats, dust pans and washing-machine parts
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Seattle Seattle Arts Commission 312 1st Avenue North Seattle Washington 98109
Located Viewland/Hoffman Electrical Substation North 105th & Fremont Avenue North Seattle Washington
Date:
1977-1979
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS WA000335
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_335387

Sherry Markovitz : [exhibition] Seattle Art Museum, April 30-May 31, 1987

Author:
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded leaf ([6] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.M3746 A4 1987
N6537.M372 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814914

Sherry Markovitz : August 15 through October 4, 1992 / Mint Art Museum

Author:
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Mint Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Beads in art  Search this
Deer in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.M3746 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831798

NW projects : a documentary catalog of a competition and series of exhibitions : And/Or, Seattle, 1976-77

Author:
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
And/Or Gallery (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Robert Sterling Exhibitions  Search this
Baker, Jack Exhibitions  Search this
Bornstein, Gloria  Search this
Markovitz, Sherry Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1977
C1977
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6526 .N19X 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_527213

Sherry Markovitz : shimmer paintings and sculptures, 1979-2007 / essays by Chris Bruce, Josine Ianco-Starrels

Author:
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Bruce, Chris  Search this
Ianco-Starrels, Josine  Search this
Washington State University Museum of Art  Search this
Bellevue Arts Museum (Wash.)  Search this
Schneider Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Markovitz, Sherry  Search this
Physical description:
120 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007549

Sherry Markovitz [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_30550

Bear's Lair (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Markovitz, Sherry 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Papier-mache and mixed media
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mint Museum of Art 2730 Randolph Road Charlotte North Carolina 28207 Accession Number: 92.6
Date:
1991
Topic:
Animal--Bear  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38920061
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_308487

Lady in Waiting, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Markovitz, Sherry 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Virlane Foundation 1055 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans Louisiana 70130
Located at K & B Corporation 1055 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans Louisiana 70130
Date:
1985
Topic:
Animal--Deer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64820086
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_292995

Moose Landscape, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Markovitz, Sherry 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Oil, beads, paper mache
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Washington University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Washington 98105
Date:
1989
Topic:
Animal--Deer  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65460006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293147

Patterned Fawn, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Markovitz, Sherry 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Papier-mache, beads and glue
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Program 110 9th & Columbia Bldg., Mail Stop GH-11 Olympia Washington 98504 Accession Number: WSAC84.136.000
Located at Shoreline Community College Seattle Washington
Topic:
Animal--Deer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65720379
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294954

Curiosity, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Markovitz, Sherry 1947-  Search this
Medium:
Papier-mache and beads
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Program 110 9th & Columbia Bldg., Mail Stop GH-11 Olympia Washington 98504 Accession Number: WSAC85.004.000
Located at Mountain View High School Vancouver Washington
Topic:
State of Being--Mood--Curiosity  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65720395
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294970

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