Judd Creek Ranch is an arts community located on beautiful Vashon Island, showcasing the work of local and nationally renowned artists.

John Overton

Join us in the Gallery for retrospective show of John Overton’s works covering three major periods in his evolution as an artist. John’s profoundly influential work is part of the permanent collections of the Seattle Art Museum and the Brooklyn Museum.

John Overton studied sosaku-hanga for two years with an American Master who had studied in Japan with Hideo Hagiwara.  He has practiced the medium and taught it throughout his extensive career at Cornish College of the Arts. In addition John taught a five week course in sosaku-hanga at Dartington College, Devon England and a course at the University of Alaska, Juneau.

The exhibition runs through January 27, 2019

Early Prints

Early Prints

Middle Period

Middle Period

Later Work

Later Work


2018 - “Wordless Stories” Vashon Center for the Arts

2015 - Solo Exhibition: Cone Hastings Gallery, Vashon

2012 - Fine Art Faculty Exhibition: Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

2011 - G-Squared: Valise Gallery, Vashon

2009 - Fine Art Faculty Exhibition: Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

2007 - Fine Art Faculty Exhibition: Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

2005 - Solo Exhibition: Gallery 070, Vashon

2004 - Fine Art Faculty Exhibition: Cornish College of the Arts

2002 - Six Artists Click Here, Digital Art: Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon

1997 - Solo Exhibition: Baily Boushay House, Seattle

1995 - Solo Exhibition: Baas Art Gallery; Seattle

1990 - Solo Exhibition: Fisher Gallery; Seattle

1989 - Decade of Abstraction 1979-1989: Seattle Center

1988 - Visual Artists Against Aids: Seattle  

1986 - Public and Private, American Prints Today: The Brooklyn Museum

1986 - Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI

1986 - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1986 - Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

1986 - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1985 - “Neo York/Seattle”: Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle

1984 - Solo Exhibition: Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle

1983 - Art Since Century 21: Seattle Art Museum

1983 - Gene Baro Collects: The Brooklyn Museum

1983 - Modernist Abstraction: Seattle Center

1982 - Studio Exhibition: Seattle

1981 - 22nd National Print Exhibition: The Brooklyn Museum

1981 - Artists in Seattle: Nahodka, U.S.S.R.

1980 - “Images: Artists/Machines”: Henry Gallery, Seattle

1980 - American Drawings in Black and White: The Brooklyn Museum

1980 - Drawing Relationships with Prints: Davidson Gallery, Seattle

1979 - Ten West Coast Printmakers: Museum of Art, R.I.S.D. Providence 

1978 - Solo Exhibition: Foster White Gallery, Seattle

1978 - Prints Northwest: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1978 - West Coast Prints: Impressions Workshop Gallery, Boston, MA

1977 - Northwest 77: Seattle Art Museum

1977 - 30 Years of American Printmaking: The Brooklyn Museum

1976 - Northwest Artists Today, Part 3: Seattle Art Museum

1976 - Printmaking Seattle: Davidson Gallery, Seattle

1975 - Works on Paper: Seattle Art Museum

1975 - Queen City Selects: Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

1975 - Multiple Statements: Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

1975 - West Coast Prints and Drawings: University of Calgary, Alberta

1973 - Multicom Papers: Fisher Gallery, Seattle



  • Seattle Art Museum

  • The Brooklyn Museum

  • City of Seattle

  • Seattle City Light

  • Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

  • University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • H.J. Heinz Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA

  • University of Texas, Austin


1975 - 2013 Professor Cornish College of the Arts

1986 - Recipient, Seafirst Award for Excellence in Teaching

1979 - Visiting Instructor University of Alaska, Juneau

1978 - Visiting Instructor Dartington College of Arts, Devon, England



2006 - 2007  Interim Chair, Fine Art, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

2004 - 2008  Board of Trustees, Vashon Allied Arts

1997 - 1998  Co-Chair, Fine Art, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

1985 - 1986  Co-Chair, Fine Art, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle

First Friday Opening, February 1, 5pm-9pm

Join us in the Gallery for a showcase of creativity, plus a couple of workshops to explore the craft and skill of these artists in more detail:

Victoria Hunter: Eco-dyed Quilts and Upcycled Textile Creations
Joe Schonbok: Handcrafted Dulcimers, Banjos and Guitars
Margaret Smith: Island Sourced Natural Fiber Baskets
Marla Smith: Slab Built Porcelain Pottery
Hazel Wilding: Origami Boxes

The exhibition runs through February 2019

Marla Smith

Marla Smith

Victoria Hunter

Victoria Hunter

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

Hazel Wilding

Hazel Wilding

Joe Schonbok

Joe Schonbok