Please join us in welcoming Guy Merrill as our new Public Art Collection Preparator. Guy will assist 4Culture’s Collection Curator, Jordan Howland, with the ongoing maintenance and conservation of King County’s 2,200+ piece civic art collection, which includes the rotation of the Portable Works Collection.

Guy brings nearly a decade of experience handling art in museums and commercial settings to the role. He comes to us from Greg Kucera Gallery, where he oversaw a rigorous exhibition and shipping schedule and worked closely with artists and collectors. Guy has also worked at the Frye Art Museum, Art Work Fine Art Services, and Artech. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice examines the contrast between structure in nature and the structure of abstraction. Guy grew up outside of Vancouver, Washington, and has called Seattle home since 2007.

You will see Guy in the office and out in the field starting in a few weeks. Our longstanding preparator, Bill Whipple, will be retiring in mid-April. Keep an eye out for news about his tenure soon!