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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. 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 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. He worked for private clients and volunteer organizations designing ads, logos, and branding; booking bands, running sound, and running 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.

 

Today, playing music is the retirement plan.

 

Vicki and Mark's resumes have been intertwined since 1979, and in addition to the stuff above, together they raised their nephew as their own, had a small alpaca ranch, and built a successful retail baking and catering business. Maybe not in that order ...

 

Email:

mark at quacky.net

vicki at quacky.net

 

Snail-mail:

Quacky Studios

1207 Cleveland Ave. #262

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Vicki Dodge
Mark Dodge

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