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Vicki Dodge was born in the South, raised

in the Pacific Northwest, and holds a Master

of Arts from Central Washington University.

She spent a lifetime creating art in

stoneware, fiber, oil paint, photography

jewelry, and most recently, mosaics. She

made a living as a professional potter at
Barncat Pottery in Roslyn, WA; was
artist-in-residence for a number of

Eastern Washington schools; and taught

pottery as economic development for the Peace Corps in the islands of the Palau group in Micronesia. Vicki owned the Riverside Gallery in Everett, Washington, helped establish the Snohomish County Crafts Guild, and helped create Everett's first major arts and crafts fair. She has won multiple awards for her photography. Vicki's extensive knowledge and love of plants (and design) led her to the study of Chinese flower arrangement. She has served in many volunteer arts organizations, including Snohomish County Crafts Guild, The Camano Arts Association, and as a docent at both the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner.


Vicki continues to laugh, love, and create

every day.


Mark Dodge was born in Pennsylvania, and

moved to Washington state in his early 20s.

He studied fine arts at Edinboro State

University in Pennsylvania, and later
finished his BA at Antioch University Seattle,
after a season on a commercial salmon boat,

and a decade of touring with professional rock and country bands. His post-music career began with several years in the accounting office of a $200M wholesale distributor. Out of that, Microsoft Excel somehow became the career from which Mark recently retired. Besides writing and editing books and documentation, he also spent several years editing, analyzing, and writing emergency operations plans for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region 10. Mark has won multiple awards for his photography, and recieved acclaim for his multiple-image landscape photomontages. He worked for private clients and volunteer organizations designing ads, logos, and branding. He booked bands, ran sound, and executed PR campaigns. He served on the boards of the Alpaca Association of Western Washington, the Stanwood-Camano Music Festival, and the Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild, helped create Washington's first alpaca festival, and spent seven years doing PR, graphic design, and booking bands for Camano Island's Art by the Bay festival.


Today, playing music is the retirement plan. Maybe a photography road trip now and then.


Vicki and Mark's resumes have been intertwined since 1979. In addition to the creative CVs described above, they had accomplishments as a partnership. At the beginning, Mark helped market and promote Vicki's Everett gallery and spearheded the creation of the arts festival. Together they created fine art, decorative art, and graphic design, including album covers, menus, logos, and banners. Later, Vicki was the road manager for Mark's MTV rock band (they have stories). Home off the road, they loved and raised their nephew as their own, and now enjoy life with a grand-nephew and a lovely extended family. They built and sold a successful retail baking and catering business in Redmond, WA. They built and sold a small alpaca ranching operation in Camano Island, WA. They bought, remodeled, built, and/or sold six homes. (Not in that order.)


Keeping busy.



mark at quacky.net

vicki at quacky.net



Quacky Studios

1207 Cleveland Ave. #262

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Vicki Dodge
Mark Dodge

Copyright 1996 - 2022  Mark & Vicki Dodge

Our 26th Year on the Web