Margo Vansynghel has been a writer as long as she can remember. Even before straying from the Belgian seaside (where she was born) to pursue degrees in Art History and Journalism, she worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist and critic, and still does today. When she’s not writing, reading or seeking refuge in museums and galleries, you can find her behind a camera, shouting at heedless car drivers from her bike or documenting conditions in homeless camps.
“We live in a world with increasing inequities between the 1% and everyone else. In that way, the art world is emblematic of something larger,” says director Nathaniel Kahn.
The annual award, the longest-running and among the largest awards for visual arts in Washington state, comes with an unrestricted $25,000 purse for the winner in each category.
Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, Pitre's We Are One series reflects the diversity of the neighborhood over time. The paintings are on view at Gallery 4Culture starting Thursday, Sept. 6.