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The Rainier Club Laureate Award

As a part of The Rainier Club’s mission to engage business, civic and creative leaders, the Rainier Club Laureate Award honors annually a creative professional with ties to the Pacific Northwest. A Rainier Club Laureate is recognized for his/her notable achievements in visual, literary and performing arts. This award grants each Laureate recipient with a Rainier Club membership for life.

2018 Laureate

In November, The Rainier Club recognized Master Sculptor, Author, Illustrator and Naturalist Tony Angell as its 2018 Laureate.

For more than fifty years, Angell has responded to Nature’s powerful presence in the Pacific Northwest with his art and writings. Angell's life work has been to protect, restore and sustain our natural environment and has garnered both regional and national recognition. Art is the focus of his passions and sensitivity, conveying the complexities of nature most fundamental to regional character and the health and vitality of our lives.


  • 2010-2017
    • 2017
      Daniel James Brown
      Master of Narrative Nonfiction

      2016
      Peter Boal
      Master of Dancing and Directing

      2014
      Ann and Nancy wilson
      Masters of Rock and Roll

      2013

      Jim Olsen
      Master of the Art of Architecture

      2012
      William Bolcom
      Master of Musical Composition

      2011
      Timothy Egan
      Master of the Art of Journalism

      2010
      Stephen Wadsworth
      Master of Opera and Stage
  • 2000-2009
    • 2009

      Charles Johnson

      Master of Philosophical Fiction

       

      2008

      Kathryn Gustafson

      Master of Landscape

       

      2007

      Tom Skerritt

      Master of the Cinematic Arts

       

      2006

      Tom Robbins

      Master of the Serio-Comedic Novel

       

      2005

      Jane Eaglen

      Master of Voice

       

      2004

      The Late August Wilson

      Master of Drama

       

      2003

      Ernestine Anderson

      Master of Song

       

      2002

      David Horsey

      Master of The Caricature and the Satiric Line

       

      2001

      Dale Chihuly

      Master of the Art of Glass

       

      2000

      Jonathan Raban

      Master of the Word