Photo:Gregor Jamroski

Visual artist David C. Kane, born in Bellingham Washington, lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, has shown his paintings, drawings and prints in area galleries for over 25 years. He was educated at the University of Washington, most notably under Jacob Lawrence and Michael Spafford. At the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, he invented that organization's longest running fund raising event, "They Shoot Painters, Don't They," a 24 hour painting marathon and auction, and curated "They Came Here First," a show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first sighting of flying saucers over Mt Rainier in 1947. In 2007, he was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle curated by Robin Held. He founded the Eidelauer Picture Club in 2009.