Suyama Space
Beth Sellars

Beth Sellars

Beth Sellars has served as curator of Suyama Space since she co-founded the gallery with George Suyama in 1998. Working as a museum curator in the Pacific Northwest since 1975, and more recently as curator of the City of Seattle's Portable Art Collection through 2004, Sellars also works as an independent curator. She has served on numerous regional and national jury panels, museum and arts organization boards and committees, and has lectured internationally. Under Sellars stewardship, Suyama Space has featured artists of national and international reputation in site-specific format, occasionally in collaboration with local and regional organizations. Past media coverage of programming has lauded Suyama Space as one of the Northwests pre-eminent contemporary art spaces.

George Suyama

George Suyama

George Suyama has served as director of Suyama Space since founding the gallery with Beth Sellars in 1998. George is a Principal at the Seattle-based architecture firm Suyama Peterson Deguchi, which he founded in 1971. He loves to collect beautiful objects from antiques and handcrafted artifacts to driftwood and rocks. His appreciation of craftsmanship, simplicity and nature informs all of his designs whether they are for private residence, art galleries or theatre renovations. "Our goal is to create an ambience of place," says George. In recognition of his design excellence and contributions to the profession, he received the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Seattle Medal of Honor in 2009 and is a member of the AIA College of Fellows. George has served on many boards and organizations, including the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Arts Commission, Pike Place Market Commission, On The Boards Theatre and Space.City.