The Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission presents the Al Doggett Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West. This is a special exhibit featuring Doggett, who was the top award-winner from the 2009 Arts of the Terrace. He won first place in paintings, prints and drawings and was awarded “Best of Show” for his drawing entitled “Dreamers.” This year’s Arts of the Terrace runs October 1 through 3.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Doggett began developing his impressive drawing and painting skills at an early age, with encouragement from teachers, friends and family. At age ten, he attended his first art classes at a neighborhood community center and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. At age fourteen, he was accepted into the High School of Art and Design in New York City, where he studied graphic design, sculpture, and photography, while majoring in illustration.
After graduation, he took advanced classes in illustration and graphic design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City. Afterwards, Doggett enrolled at the prestigious Arts Students League of New York, where he studied fine art, figure drawing, painting, design and composition for three years.
As an illustrator in various art studios in New York City, he created artwork for movie posters and ads for Warner Brother’s films as well as magazine ads for advertising agencies.
In 1967, Al moved to the Pacific Northwest after an earlier visit had left him captivated by its open spaces and scenic beauty. He found a new source of inspiration to fuel his creative process.
Doggett immediately opened and established one of Seattle’s top studios specializing in illustration, graphic design and photographic retouching. He simultaneously continued to experiment with new themes in his fine art paintings and drawings. His work has been exhibited in many venues throughout the Northwest and around the country winning a variety of awards. He has also been an invited artist and juror for several exhibitions in the Northwest.
The show runs through October 31 at the City of Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.