julie anderson, arts advocate 1932-2011

Julia (Julie) Ann Anderson, arts advocate and marketing professional, died the evening of the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, from breast cancer.

A celebration of her life will be held

July 27th at 3:00 p.m.

A Contemporary Theatre

The Allen Theatre

700 Union St. in Seattle

July 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Remembrances in lieu of flowers should be made to a performing or visual arts organization.

Julie was known and respected for her love of the arts, passionate advocacy for artists, and her dedication to those that support them.

She graduated from the University of Washington in 1953, then worked at American Advertising. 1963 to 1967, she emerged as a skilled advocate with Friends of the Market.

In 1967 Julie began 11-year tenure with the Henry Art Gallery, followed by two years at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

Julie was Director of Marketing and Audience Development at A Contemporary Theatre from 1980 through 1986. She joined the staff of the King County Arts Commission and, in 1987, of the Arts Stabilization Fund Committee. She joined Safeco Corporation as Curator of their corporate art collection and retired from there in 1999.

Throughout her extraordinary career, Julie generously shared her creativity and skills to help others. She taught workshops in marketing and fund raising and writing, and counseled countless others.

Julie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Don Anderson; her son and daughter-in-law Paul Anderson and Carla Anderson, a daughter Shelley Anderson, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter Barbara, her son Mark and her brother Paul Francis Egan.

Photo by Steve Meltzer, 1985