2019 ARCS Light Award

Nancy Mee

Nancy Mee is the Seattle Chapter ARCS Foundation 2019 ARCS Light Award recipient for her significant contributions to the chapter.  In recognition, a fellowship will be added in her name to accompany the three fellowships Nancy and her husband Dennis Evans have funded.

Nancy joined ARCS in 2008 and quickly rose to active board member serving as an auction co-chair, VP of Programs and currently works with University Relations on Fellow Engagement.  Since 2015, Nancy and her husband Dennis have graciously hosted the ARCS Scholar potluck for first and second year University of Washington fellows.  In 2017, Nancy and Dennis added a similar event for Washington State University fellows on the eve of the annual luncheon.

Nancy, a renowned artist with California roots, received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington in 1974.  She spent 1972 studying etching techniques at Atelier 17, the studio of S.W. Hayter.  Her residency at the Pilchuck School in 1984 experimenting with fusing and slumping glass profoundly impacted her art and artistic trajectory. Today, Nancy’s art incorporates a variety of materials including forged steel, stone, photography and glass.  Her work is included in many national and international  public and private collections.  In 1992 Nancy was one of 7 international artist selected for Artist In Residency at Centre International d’art Contemporain, Chateau Beychevelle, France

Nancy’s philanthropy and energies also include the Citizen’s Action Board for the UW Eye Institute, UW Libraries Art Committee and, with her sister Catherine, the Sally and Hubert Mee Fund honoring Heroic Policemen and Firemen through the Sacramento Regional Foundation. Nancy and Dennis are accomplished artists and believe in the power of charitable giving, particularly in the field of education.  “We have been so fortunate in our lives and careers.  We feel it is important to give back.”  The 2019 ARCS Light award stands as recognition of Nancy’s dedication, energy and great work.