Covid has ravaged not only the World, but our community, so we have decided to give back to our artists by offering a monthly stipend to create graphics for our organization. We give each artist complete creative control over the projects other than the content needed to be put out. Each artist does two months of work. If you are interested in working with us email us at info@diversityallianceofthepugetsound.org

Tobias Gurl (He/Him) March/April 2021

Our March and April artist will be Tobias Gurl, Tobias grew up in Madison, WI, home of the world’s greatest cheese and sixty percent of the country’s cranberry harvest. He earned his B.A. in Health and Society at Beloit College in Beloit, WI, with a focus in Health and Law. After taking several years to explore work in other public service fields, from tenant rights to teaching wilderness skills to small children, he’s landed a position teaching sex ed and ethics at a K-12 school in Seattle. Tobias’s artwork has appeared in Gallery Boom, the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Olyphant Art and Media, and Splash Gallery of Olympia, among other locations around Puget Sound. The Stranger highlighted his Arts Walk show at Ritual in Seattle, praising his “quirky details”. His collie, Winston, is the goodest girl, oh yes she is, yes she is.

Sam Choi (He/Him), May/June 2021

Collin Parker Kind (He/They), Org Graphics

Collin Parker Kind (He/They) helped update some of our older graphics and designed some of our upcoming pins. As an artist I find motivation from the excitement of the final product. That burst of Serotonin when your piece is finally ~just right~ is what inspires me. While I have a lot of barriers of my own, I am also doing my best to reach the underrepresented masses. I have a lot of privilege when compared to others – but I am here to help those who do not, hopefully through my art. As a human I am a trans man, father of two (cats), uncle of one (darling 4 year old), and fiancé of Lauren. I am so lucky.

Vox Dombek (They/Them), Pin Graphics & September/ October 2021

Vox brought one of our Pins for Programs to life and will be in our Artist in Residency Program. Vox is a queer, non-binary artist originally from MA but now calling the south Puget Sound home. They are a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to art, but have been focusing on tattoo design while pursuing their dream job of being a tattoo artist. They hope to one day provide quality custom tattoo art in a trauma-informed, affirming environment that allows clients to reclaim their bodies, while using their work to uplift the community.

Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound is a Transgender social service organization, founded in 2004.

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