Michael Taskey

Multumedia artist and designer

Works

Michael  makes sculptures primarily out of wood but uses other mediums. Art has always been a part of his life but was put on hold when he and his wife Judy had children. Then he became a stay-at-home Dad. Michael rediscovered his passion for art while running the Art Docent program at his children's elementary school in Washington State.


Using both power tools and hand tools he transforms wood, metal, plastic, and other solids into sculptural pieces. His pieces are inspired by the natural world and local histories. He feels the need to connect or anchor himself to his community and he attempts this with his art. While his pieces are planned out carefully he is not afraid to follow the tangents that inevitably appear.

Michael is available for:

 

Commissions

Teaching

Classroom projects

Gallery shows

​Special projects

 

 

To create a work of art is to create the world.-Kandinsky

Awards & Recognition

Auburn Streetscapes storefront 2015

Pianos On Parade Auburn, WA 2014

Zola's Cafe Featured Artist 2013-2014

Zola's Cafe Permanent Collection 2014

​Judge for Auburn Community Art Exhibition 2013

​Storefronts Auburn Selection Panel 2013

Storefronts Auburn-Artist Residency 2013

William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Nominee-Kirkland Arts Center 2013

Pianos on Parade Auburn, WA 2013

Auburn Art Walk 2013,2014, 2015

Auburn Artrageous Project Leader 2009,2010,2011,2012

Austen,Ludwin,Taskey  & Root 5 Poetry Celebration @ Auburn Ave Theater

Painting With The Stars Interurban Center for the Arts 2013, 2014

​Art Docent Chair Horizon Elementary 2005-2011

Art Night Chair Horizon Elementary 2008-2012 

​Golden Acorn Award for volunteer work with arts and music in schools  2010


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