North West Chapter Events

Fall 2018 NW Patrons event

Our chapter met at the home of Frederick and Connie Scheetz. We were treated to a viewing and history of their collection of 17th to 19th century British portraiture. Afterwards we enjoyed a lovely dinner. We concluded the evening with a chapter discussion of topics for the upcoming international Patrons leaders meeting…

Sfera Completed

The Northwest Chapter recently visited Italy where we dedicated the restoration of Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Sfera in honor of our Northwest Chapter’s co-founder, Thomas S. James, Jr. This sculpture, was donated by the artist in 1990 to the Vatican Museums where it was installed in the Pinecone Courtyard…

NW Patron Reflects on Working in Vatican Patron’s Office

Northwest Patron Molly Weiner is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, double majoring in Theology & Italian with a minor in Art History. Molly is currently a Patron’s office intern at the Vatican…

Renaissance Restoration in Seattle talk on June 30

We invite you to learn more about the exciting work of the Patrons and art restoration at our “Renaissance Restoration in Seattle” event on June 30. The Very Reverend Michael Ryan will present jointly with Mr. Nicholas Dorman, head of the Conservation Department at the Seattle Art Museum, on the restoration of the Renaissance painting Virgin with Child and Six Saints…

NW Patrons to make Grand Art Tour of Venice and Rome in Oct 2017

Don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime. Five-star luxury paired with “won’t believe it until you’ve experienced it” access to world-famous art and culture. Highlights include the 57th Annual Venice Biennale, private tours of Rome by art historian and TED speaker Elizabeth Lev, Vatican VIP experiences, including one-of-a-kind access to their world famous restoration labs and our chapter projects!…

Hermes July 2016 update

She’s big, she’s beautiful and she is ours! That’s right–Sfera is officially the Northwest Patrons next chapter project for the 2016-2017 year! Does she seem familiar? It might be because she is located in the center of the Cortile della Pigna (the Pine Cone courtyard), seen by all visitors of the Vatican Museums, or it might be from the 2016 Wishbook, where Sfera was the featured artwork on the cover.…

Meet Sfera

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). November 19, 2017–March 18, 2018. Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to 18th-century Mexican painting, a vibrant period marked by major stylistic developments and the invention of new iconographies. The exhibition’s over 100 works (many unpublished and restored for the exhibition), will make a …

Dean Robert Stacey speaks at Henry Gallery on “From Images to Words: A 16th Century Revolution”

On Friday March 18, the NW Patrons enjoyed a special lecture by Dr. Robert C. Stacey, Dean of the University of Washington’s College of Arts and Sciences. The event took place at the Henry Art Gallery on the UW campus and began with a social hour where members and their guests had the opportunity to meet or re-acquaint with other members…

Hermes update: The Saga of the Nail is at an end!

It is our pleasure to share with you exciting news from the Vatican regarding our Chapter’s current project, Hermes.
During a previous restoration in the second half of the 1900s, a new iron nail was placed in Hermes in order to provide more stability. The shape of this nail did not suite the original spot created to allocate it, resulting in potential damage for the statue. For the past several months, our wonderful restorer, Massimo …

Liz Lev visits Northwest Patrons

Citizen of Rome, Art Historian, and Lecturer, Elizabeth Lev, traveled to Seattle August 25, 2015 to share her considerable insights on the founding and significance of the Vatican Art Museums. Ms. Lev’s topic, “Of Fig Leaves and Frescoes,” covered the founding of the Vatican Art Museum by Pope Julius II (Giuliano della Rovere, 1503-1513), fund-raising by Pius VI…

Northwest Chapter Vatican visit 2015

Many patrons from the Northwest chapter visited Rome in late April to see the museums and attend the unveiling of the Perseus after its restoration which we funded. We had a very special program including a visit to the restoration labs, a guided tour of the Borghese museum, prime seating at the Pope’s audience …

Perseus Update from the Vatican

The Vatican Patrons Office recently reached out to the Northwest Chapter to notify us that our Perseus project is almost complete. Please see their most recent video…

January NW Patrons Event at Steve Jensen Studios

In January the Northwest Patrons gathered together to drink wine and talk about art. We gathered at Steve Jensen’s home/workplace/warehouse on Capitol Hill to learn about Steve’s artistic inspirations and see his collection of local artists. Steve and his partner, Vincent Lipe, said that they “were honored to do something for the Vatican Museums” and generously…

Pope Francis Greets the Patrons

Pope Francis on Saturday greeted the “Patrons of the Arts” in the Vatican Museums. The group, which is dedicated to preserving the vast and unique collection of art housed in the Vatican Museums, was in Rome for the 30th anniversary of its founding.…

Welcome To Our Chapter’s New Site!

Welcome to the Northwest chapter’s new website, where we will post news, announcements, updates on projects, and other helpful information for our members. Click around and please let us know what you think!…

30th Anniversary Gala in Rome

It’s not often a chapter as new as ours already gets to celebrate a 30th Anniversary, but in October 2013, 12 members of NW PAVM did just that.Brian and Pamela Allen, Rick and Lisa Altig, Gabe and Katie Hanzeli, Tom and Gail James and their son, Tom, Ron and Angela Souza and Cassandra Webster had the opportunity to meet over 300 PAVM representatives from other chapters …

Seattle Patrons Visit the Museums

Patrons from the Northwest chapter visited Rome to see the museums and to view the restoration progress on our adopted project: Perseus. Our members received the royal treatment, including a visit to the restoration labs, a spectacular private tour of the Vatican Museums, and prime seating at the Pope’s audience. Everyone was grateful for the amazing experience…

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