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Russ Ford

Current Status: Practicing artist and teacher of ceramic arts.


Education: M.A. Art Education, Western Washington University, B.A. in Art

Education, WWU, B.S. Technology Education, WWU.


Experience: 25 years classroom art teacher at high school and middle school

levels. Hockinson School District, Brush Prairie, Wa. 30 years practicing artist in

Vancouver Washington.


Professional Development: SW Regional Rep. for Washington Arts Education

Association 2011-2017. Committee member for creation and implementation of

Washington State Standards and Classroom Based Assessments and Grade Level

Expectations for the Arts. 2011-2014.


Professional Accomplishments: Pacific Northwest Sculptors member 2000-2023.

Vice-president elect PNWS 2023-. Vancouver Public Arts Committee member

2021-2022. Oregon Society of the Arts workshop leader2021-2022. Artist-in-

Residence at WayiWayi Studios, Zambia, Africa. 2016. Group showing at the

Aurora Art Gallery, Vancouver Wa. 2015. WAEA Art Educator of the Year, 2013.

WAEA Secondary Arts Educator of the year, 2014.


Exhibitions: Selected for Clark County Open Studios 2018-2019-2021. Group show-

Oregon Society of Artists Portland Or. 2021-2023. Group show-Rucus Gallery,

Bellingham, Wa. 2020. Group show-3 Square Art, Ft. Collins, Colo. 2020. Dual

artist’s show-The Cave Gallery, Vancouver Wa. 2019-2022. Vancouver Public

Library, public display, 2018. Maryhill Museum art educators exhibit, 2016.

Aurora Gallery, Vancouver Wa. 2017.


Contact Information: Email: brussellford@gmail.com


See more of Russell’s work on the PNWS website’s member page

Russ Ford
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