ABOUT THE ARTIST
Porad started producing art since the 1970's. She exhibited her work
in multiple one-woman and juried shows in the Pacific Northwest, nationally
and internationally. Awards include the Adirondacks National, National
League of American Pen Women's Washington State Art Competition. In addition
to her contributions to the world of art Ms. Porad is a past president
of the Haiku Society of America and eight-year editor of Brussels Sprout,
an international journal of haiku and art. She has won many honors, and
juried many international competitions.
asked to summerize her philosophy on art and poetry, Francine Porad replied
with this haiku:
my work: my joy.
University of Washington, BFA Painting
Seminars: (Art) William
Ivey, Jack Tworkov, Peggy Zehring, Frederick Franck (Poetry) Carolyn
Forche, Nelson Bentley, David Wagoner
Dr. Larry. How To Write And Publish Poetry,TheWORDshop, Tallahassee,
1998 and 1989 editions
Rosenow, Ce. "Artist and Poet: Francine
Northwest Literary Forum, Summer 1995, pp. 30-39
Eyes" Portlandia Review of Books, Fall 1995
Close-up Interview: Francine Porad. "Haiku Expands
Horizons" 1995 Poet's Market, pp. 70-71
Becker, Bart. "Woven
Watershades - Francine Porad." Stepping
Out Number 25, August 1987, pp. 11-20.
Sato, Kazuo. From Japanese
Haiku to English Haiku, Nan'un-do Publishing Co., Ltd., 1987
100 Writers 2005, Int'l Biographical Centre from Cambridge, England
Porad Haiku Award established by Washington Poets Association in
Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award 1st Place,
Art by Porad, 2002
Women Painters of Washington, Sydney Museum, Port
Orchard, WA 2001
Mainichi Yearly Haiku Contest, Japan, HM 1999
The Cicada Award, 1999
Linked haiku, co-authored with Marlene Mountain
Who's Who in America, 53rd Edition, 2001; 1999; 1997
Sunlight Comes and Goes #1
aquamedia - 14 x 10"
Sunlight Comes and Goes #3
14 x 10"
Sunlight Comes and Goes #4
14 x 10"
aquamedia 12 x 20"
Sunlight Comes and Goes #2
14 x 10"
of the Artist's Estate.
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