319 Third Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
A Pacific Northwest native, Catherine Person was raised with a family tradition of entrepreneurship. Her Russian grandfather, Max Person, immigrated to San Francisco in 1915, and made Seattle his home a year later. Max was a natural salesman and soon became self-employed, running his own businesses for more than fifty years. Catherine's father, Dave, ran a successful real estate firm for forty years in King County.
Catherine graduated from the Evergreen State College and moved to Seattle in 1977. She had the good fortune of finding free-lance work in the local art scene soon after arrival and produced a number of projects for One Reel and The Bumbershoot Arts Festival.
In 1987, Catherine opened her art advisory firm in Seattle to support independent artists, working with everyone from first-time buyers to corporate curators. Clients have included Nordstrom, Microsoft, Unisys, Boeing, Countrywide Home Loans, Safeco, Puget Sound Energy, Urban Visions, Swedish Medical Center and the Westin Hotel in Lincoln Square.
Catherine Person Gallery opened in September 2005, with a focus on contemporary art by artists from Tokyo to Tasmania and from around the United States - but who are working and residing in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is located in the 100 year-old U.S. Rubber Building and has 17' ceilings and vintage maple floors. The gallery on the eastern edge of Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. Member of ArtTable.
Hannah Alex-Glasser, Jeffrey Bishop, Brian Cypher, Linda Davidson, Jessica Drenk, Squire Broel , Gregory Glynn, David Hamlin, Colleen Hayward, Rachel Illingworth, Alan Bur Johnson, Pam Keeley, Ron Lambert, Deborah Faye Lawrence, BJ Rakes, Teresa Ilene Redden, Lynne Saad, Kensuke Yamada