M. Anne Sweet is a poet and artist who has read and exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has performed individually, as well as with The Seattle Five Plus One, Project Z and The Daughters of Dementia (Irene Drennan, Jo Nelson and Sweet).
Sweet studied art and art history at the University of New Mexico.
As a visual fine artist, she works primarily in mixed media, including photography and digital mixed media. She has over 35 years experience in the field of graphic design. Since 1978, she has worked for the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (washingtonthoroughbred.com), as art director and website designer, editor, and currently as general manager.
Poetry and writing credits include:
- Second book-length collection of poetry forthcoming in 2016
- Lady Liberty: A Graphic Poem (amazon.com, 2011)
- South Park Bridge: A Graphic Poem (amazon.com, 2011)
- Model Examines: A Graphic Poem (amazon.com, 2011)
- Invited writer (commission), “Pocosin,” Signs of Life, Facèré
- Book-length poetry collection, Nailed to the Sky (available for purchase at gazoobitales.com)
- The Seattle Five Plus One: Poetry (Pig Iron Press)
- Pocketful of Dreams, by Denise Linn; reissued as The Hidden Power of Dreams
- Winner of the Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance Competition presented by the Washington Poets Association
- Two poems selected as Poems of Special Merit for publication in The Comstock Review
- Has appeared in Crab Creek Review, The Raven Chronicles, Pontoon, Main Street Rag Poetry Journal, PoetsWest Literary Journal, The Charlotte Poetry Review, Equine Image and others
- Online at Pif Magazine, The Horsethiefs Journal, The Green Tricycle and Switched-on Gutenberg
- Her poem for three voices, Overture and Fugue, has been performed by The People's Theatre
Art credits include:
- 2016, Peninsula Art League Open Juried Art Show, Gig Harbor, WA
- 2016, 2015, The CVG Juried Art Show, Bremerton, WA
- 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, Annual Juried Art Show Arts of the Terrace, Mountlake Terrace, WA
- 2012, Nude Nite, Tampa, FL
- 2012, Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction, Seattle, WA
- Twelve photos, Raven Chronicles, Vol. 18, No. 1-2: Why We Do What We Do
- Eight photos from South Park Bridge Series, Raven Chronicles, Vol. 17, No. 1-2: A Sense of Place
- 2012, “Body by Numbers,” Nude Nite, Tampa, FL
- 2010, 1st place for "Bridge Americana," Normandy Park Art Festival, Photography, Professional Level
- 2009, commissioned to photograph an original Roy Lichtenstein (Gallant Scene II, 1957, oil on canvas) for a monograph/treatise published in conjunction with an anthrological exhibition of Lictenstein's work which took place in Milan, Italy (January-May 2010) and Cologne, Germany (July-October 2010) (Facebook)
- 2008, Morrie & Joan Alhadeff Purchase Award for "Zequus Triptych," Equine Art 2008, Emerald Downs' permanent art collection, Auburn, Washington
- 2003, Juror's Award for "Menstrata," Arts Alive exhibit, followed by a one-person exhibit at the Arts Commission Gallery, City Hall, Federal Way, Washington
- 2003, Purchase Award for "Laundry in Light and Dark," City of SeaTac, Washington, permanent photo collection
In addition, she collaborated on a variety of projects with long-time studio partner, artist and musician, the late Chuck Smart (chucksmart.com), including working with area percussionists, musicians and dancers on interdisciplinary collaborations. Known as Project Z, the improvizational collaborations combined poetry with dance and a variety of percussion, flutes, shakers, hand-clapping and other world music instruments.
Sweet is a founding member of the board of Musical Experiences, a group dedicated to bringing an understanding of classical music to a broad audience. Since 2000, she has been co-chairman of the Equine Art Show in Auburn, Washington. For several years she organized a popular south Puget Sound reading series called Passion for Poetry and is a past member of the board of the Washington Poets Association. For eighteen years, from the late 1970s to mid-90s, Sweet owned horses and competed in three-day eventing and dressage.
Sweet maintains a working studio (Studio SixEight) at Equinox Studio, located in the Georgetown area of Seattle at 6555 5th Avenue South. She is available for performances and exhibits throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Also contact her for information about archival fine art printing and giclées at Studio SixEight. (Member Seattle Made.)
Read an interview with Sweet at Seattle Wrote.
Discovery at Prudhoe Bay: OIL
by John McCamey Sweet
The story behind the greatest North American oil discovery success ever the Prudhoe Bay discovery in Alaska and the building of the Trans Alaska pipeline. Author and geologist John Sweet was a district explorationist with the company that made the discovery, and his book details and celebrates the colossal oil exploration feat and world-class engineering and construction project ... and the adventure that led the way.
Purchase online at
M. Anne Sweet and
the late Chuck Smart
at the original Studio SixEight
in Bremerton, Washington
Studio SixEight is
dedicated to the memory
of Chuck Smart