After much build up the cat is FINALLY out of the bag. Ever since word spread that Scott Lawrimore was stepping down from the Frye as Deputy Director, everyone’s been wondering where he would show up next. And now we know!
Starting July 1, Scott Lawrimore will be the first director at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington. As a gallerist, Lawrimore cultivated and worked with emerging artists for many years in Seattle. In his relatively short tenure as the Deputy Director at the Frye, he continued that trajectory with contemporary exhibits like Chamber Music and exhibits that pulled from both historical and contemporary sources like horizon . He also co-curated installments of the Frye Salon series, which places installations by contemporary artists among the museum’s permanent collection. At Jacob Lawrence Gallery Lawrimore will be able to expand the education and exposure of new generations of artists emerging from UW’s art school.
Incoming Director Jamie Walker called Lawrimore’s hiring for the new position “a coup,” stating, “Scott has a record of shifting paradigms, so as the School begins to reimagine how the Gallery can contribute to the intellectual life on campus, and achieve greater local, national and international relevance, his vision, leadership, and collaborative spirit will be key moving forward.”
Congratulations, Scott! We can’t wait to see what you do!