Robert L. Horton
A Seattle native, he worked as a professional artist over past 30 years. He produces in various mediums; such as, pen and ink, watercolors, acrylics, airbrush,
and addition to glassblowing.
He received his AA&S degree in Advertising Art from Seattle Central Community College. He also taken art courses in life drawing, glassblowing, and done theater set designing for Rainier Valley Youth Theater in South End Seattle.
He featured his works in numerous art galleries, art exhibits throughout Seattle and Northwest territories over the past 30 years. Onyx Fine Arts Collective art exhibits, the Bellevue Arts Festival, Edmonds Arts Festival are just a few art exhibits Robert participated in. He won numerous awards throughout his career: including, 2015 “Second Place” at the Onyx Fine Arts 11 Annual Art Exhibit, and 2008 “Best in Show” at the Art Merchant International Art Expo, Issaquah, WA respectfully. He also was involved in several community projects, including a 31’ x 17’ mural for the Seattle Rainier BeachLibrary, called ‘UnMask Your Mind.’ Through King County- Metro Bus Mural project, Robert created a rich and powerful bus mural designed celebrating Black Lives Matter campaign focusing on the cultural elements of the local Black communities.
Recently in 2020, Robert's talents has been enlisted by local and state agencies to execute vibrant design programs focusing on the greater Seattle communities. One agency, the Northwest Folklife Festival recruited him to create the Northwest Folklife Festival poster celebrating their 50th Annual community festival in May 2021. “I had a great opportunity in designing and developing the 50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival poster. I wanted to engineer the excitement from the past 50 years, into the next 50 years of Seattle’s cultural celebration.”
Several years ago, Robert displayed a numbered art exhibits across the Seattle’s art scene; including, ‘Souls of Sweetness - scenes of Haiti.’ celebrating the cultures of Haiti, and ‘American History - X’ showcasing the rich contributions of African American history. Now Robert exhibits with Gallery Onyx and is an volunteer as a board member on the Onyx Fine Arts Collective art group.
You can view the design poster on all Northwest Folklife Festival
multimedia sites: www.nwfolklife.org
Instagram page: nwfolklife
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For more information please contact Onyx at: 206-722-0489.
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