Collaborative Committee



Sal (she/they) is a multifaceted artist, art historian, and artsCollaborative Committee 8 advocate nestled in Seattle, WA. Drawing from a rich blend of art history, anthropology, and nonprofit dedication, their journey unfolds as a tapestry of diversity and enrichment. Sal’s indelible mark graces Seattle’s nonprofit arts scene, where they have skillfully curated exhibits, orchestrated artist workshops, and overseen programs catering to artists at every stage throughout Washington State. With an independent spirit, they’ve championed organizations like Artist Trust, Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Henry Art Gallery, and others, all driven by the vision of fostering equitable access to the arts for people of color and marginalized communities.


Collaborative Committee 5Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud  is a curator, arts advocate, and historian of art and performance. She is Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Performance Studies at the School of Washington with an affiliate appointment in Art History. Her research and teaching engage performance studies, theater history, Black aesthetics, visual culture, aesthetic experimentation, race, feminist and queer of color critique, cultural policy, urbanism, and geography. An essayist, scholar, and arts journalist, her writing and interviews appear in Modern Drama, Performance Research, TDR: The Drama Review, Women & Performance, as well as in Art Forum, ASAP/J Online, Canadian Art Review, Common Reader, Howlround, Hyperallergic, LitHub, and the South Seattle Emerald, where she writes regularly writes articles centering BIPOC artists. She has curated Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art from Saint Louis (2020, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle WA) and Northwest Black (2021, Nepantla Gallery, Seattle, WA). Committed to arts advocacy, she currently serves as a Governor Inslee appointed Washington State Arts Commissioner and Vice President of the Board of On the Boards

Umi Wagoner graduated from Henry Foss High School and wasCollaborative Committee 6 accepted to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2006. He went to school and worked full-time at the Beverly Center as assistant manager before being recruited by The Hundreds is Huge Inc. After graduating he moved home to Washington and worked in Ballard at the high-end boutique Blackbird Ballard as a lead sales associate. One year later he was offered the Store Manager position at The Hundreds is Huge Inc. flagship location and moved back to Los Angeles. After spending the end of 2013 building a business plan with business partner Perris Wright he moved back to Tacoma in 2014 to open ETCTACOMA. He has a since spent his time participating and advocating for the art community in Tacoma. Through works with public organizations and hosting art shows at eTcTacoma he has also built community within the art realm.


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