Hargrave, whose art practice spans over 30 years, has exhibited her work in Seattle, Brooklyn NY, Minneapolis, San Luis Obispo, Santa Fe and Atlanta.  

Her work is in several corporate collections, including University House in Wallingford, Seattle’s Swedish Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center, Barclays International in Texas, Abri Hotel in San Francisco, the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, and Kaiser Permanente in Baltimore. 

In 2014 she was a panelist for the Inside Art program at Town Hall on the topic of Imagery and Art (curated by Juan Alonso-Rodriquez), her collaborative work with RobRoy Chalmers was on the cover of Art Voices Magazine (Fall Issue) with accompanying article/interview, and she was featured in Jennifer Margell’s book Encaustic Art.  In 2015 she was the juror for the Mercer Island Art Council’s annual art show, and her work Capra Hircus 3 was juried into the Encaustic Art Institute’s permanent collection.  In 2016 she received a grant to complete a collaborative permanent art piece at Einstein Middle School that features the work of over 120 students, and was awarded the William Radcliffe Studio Challenge at the KAC Art Auction, and received a project grant from International Encaustic Artists.  She, with her Shift Gallery colleagues, was juried into the International Seattle Art Fair in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She has participated in and helped run several artist residencies in Brooklyn at M. David & Co., and served as his virtual programs director for the Yellow Chair Salon for nearly 2 years after moving to New York in February 2020. In the summer of 2020 she and Michael David with the first two artists in residence at the Judy Pfaff art compound.

In 2021 she taught at the International Encaustic Conference at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Massachusetts, and is scheduled to teach for the conference again in June 2022. Hargrave is currently in Seattle working on a commission, and plans to return to New York in the Spring of 2022 after her sculptures have been installed.


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