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Empowering under-represented/resourced artists to viably sustain their art studio practice & creative endeavors..

Represent™ / artists = 

equips artists-in-residence + gUEST artists TO EMPOWER under-represented traditionally under-resourced artists to exhibit and sell artworks while cultivating connections within the local community.  Our collaborative professional & creative advocacy is a platform empowering artist self-determinations about exhibition collaborations, community workshop content, and culturally relevant ways to equip themselves, their patrons, local supporters, and exhibitions at to represent them and their work respectfully within their cultural contexts.  


Represent/Artists Artists-In-residence and guest artists are invited to exhibit and sell their works for a limited duration (traditionally a month) while accessing business incubator opportunities courtesy of Julian Peña Gallery. Our programs serve under-represented/resourced artists in need of increased artist representation most.

Increasing under-represented traditionally under-resourced artist representation decreases disproportionate barriers, including high cost of living, deterring proximal and equitable access to professional art exhibition opportunities.  Represent/Artists facilitates artists-in-residence programming by/for under-represented/resourced artists to empower their personal and professional self-determination, agency, and creative practice sustainability.

Iva Trifonova artist female Seattle WA portrait bio photos

Female figurative painter


Being a recent immigrant from Bulgaria, my experiences as a woman and the vastness of our universe inspires my paintings. She/Her/Hers

Julian Pena Peña artist Seattle portrait bio photo

Visual Artist & Gallery Owner


I explore pop-surrealist themes and Japanese aesthetics through the lenses of my queer identity as a half Japanese, half-Dominican individual. He/Him/His

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