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James Moore

Organization: 
Pacific NorthWest Art School
Credentials: 
OPA, Puget Sound Group of North West Painters, Plein Air Washginton

James was born to a US Navy family. So, he grew up in Hawaii, Sicily, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and California. With his wife, Sue Symons, he created and ran Moore & Symons, Inc., a marketing research and planning firm in Atlanta, Georgia. After selling the business, James and Sue lived in northwest Montana near Glacier Park for nine years, where he started painting professionally. Now, James and Sue live on Whidbey Island, an hour and a half northwest of Seattle, Washington.

James’ work has been shown at national and regional exhibitions and auctions including:

ª Plein Air Painters’ US Open (Whidbey Island, WA)

ª Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) (La Conner, WA)

ª CM Russell Auction of Original Western Art (Great Falls, MT)

ª Montana Land Reliance Art for Open Space Show and Auction (Bigfork, MT)

ª Treasure State Art Show (Hamilton, MT)

ª The Hockaday Museum of Art (Kalispell, MT)

ª Yellowstone Art Museum (Billings, MT)

ª National Western Art Show and Auction (Ellensburg, WA)

ª ArtWest Open Competition (Jackson Hole, WY)

Awards he has received include:

ª Best of Show, 2009 Plein Air Painters’ U.S. Open

ª First Place, San Juan Preservation Trust, Art of the Islands (2008)

ª Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence (2004)

ª SKB Foundation Scholarship

ª Winner in the ArtWest Open Competition 2002

ª People’s Choice awards at Signudo (Kalispell, MT)

A member of Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artists, Puget Sound Group of NW Painters, and Plein Air Washington, Moore is represented by Crow Valley Pottery (Orcas Island, WA), Gallery San Juan (Friday Harbor, WA), Glacier Gallery (Kalispell, MT), and Insights Gallery (Anacortes, WA). James teaches at the Pacific NorthWest Art School (Coupeville, WA).

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