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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.

2016 Laureate

In October, The Rainier Club recognized Peter Boal, artistic director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet as its 2016 Rainier Club Laureate.

For more than four decades, Peter Boal has captured the hearts of millions around the world, both on and off the stage. After dancing nearly 40 ballets throughout his 30-year career with the New York City Ballet, Mr. Boal took the helm of one the nation’s most elite ballet companies, the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Under his direction, the Company continues to uphold the Balanchine dance tradition while introducing bold new works to captivate a continually growing and diverse audience.

The Rainier Club honors and celebrates Peter for his ongoing inspiration and commitment to spreading the art of ballet.

  • 2010-2015
    • 2014
      Ann and Nancy wilson
      Masters of Rock and Roll


      Jim Olsen
      Master of the Art of Architecture

      William Bolcom
      Master of Musical Composition

      Timothy Egan
      Master of the Art of Journalism

      Stephen Wadsworth
      Master of Opera and Stage

  • 2000-2009
    • 2009

      Charles Johnson

      Master of Philosophical Fiction



      Kathryn Gustafson

      Master of Landscape



      Tom Skerritt

      Master of the Cinematic Arts



      Tom Robbins

      Master of the Serio-Comedic Novel



      Jane Eaglen

      Master of Voice



      The Late August Wilson

      Master of Drama



      Ernestine Anderson

      Master of Song



      David Horsey

      Master of The Caricature and the Satiric Line



      Dale Chihuly

      Master of the Art of Glass



      Jonathan Raban

      Master of the Word