The Rainier Club Laureate Award
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.
The Rainier Club recently awarded 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.