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Mayor's Arts Awards 2006 - Michael Spafford, Elizabeth Sandvig and Spike Mafford
Mayor's Arts Awards 2006 - Michael Spafford, Elizabeth Sandvig and Spike Mafford
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A family of celebrated Northwest artists, husband and wife Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig and their photographer son Spike Mafford are among the most esteemed artists on the Seattle scene. Their artwork hangs in many museums and collections, including the City's portable works collection. Michael Spafford taught at the University of Washington for a number of years, influencing many young artists. Elizabeth is a prolific artist who is known not only for her wonderful paintings and prints, but also for her sculptures. Spike, a photographer, has captured scenes from around the world and also started Galleria Potatohead, an innovative Seattle art gallery.
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