Maps of Washington State: North, 1984

Nance Bracken
(American, born 1946, died 2021)

Location: Snohomish School District Resource Service Center, Snohomish


After a 3,000 mile excursion over a two-and-half year period, artist Nance Bracken created this artwork as part of an eight-piece set, featuring the eight regions of Washington State. Each artwork of a region includes an etched and hand-painted map of the area, which is surrounded by images of its key features as interpreted by the artist. This one is for North Washington State and features the San Juan Islands, the North Cascade mountains, and the Methow River, among other things.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Snohomish School District.


Nance Bracken (1946-2021) was an Ellensburg, Washington-based artist focused on painting, drawing, and printmaking. Her work portrays intricate natural landscapes and a lifelong love of observing the natural world.

Bracken earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (1970) from Washington State University in Pullman, Eastern Washington, a Master of Arts degree (1974) in drawing from Central Washington University in Ellensburg and a Master of Fine Arts degree (1987) in painting and printmaking at Washington State University.

Material CategoryWork on paper - print
MediumHand-tinted etching with watercolor paint
Dimensions8 in x 10 in
ID NumberWSAC1985.100.001
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist Location
Location Information
AgencySnohomish School District
Artwork LocationSnohomish School District Resource Service Center
Admin office
WA CountySnohomish
Site TypePublic School
Address1601 Avenue D
Snohomish, WA 98290
Geo. Coordinates47.931934, -122.098800
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