Painting at Polychrome
Painting at Polychrome

Accepting the challenge given by his mentor Jacob Lawrence, the Harlem Renaissance artist, “to do the thing you feel most passionate about” Rod Weagant has spent over 40 years trying to communicate the wonder he feels about our natural world. Through oil paint and canvas Rod has balanced his academic formalist background with the pure emotional response he feels when surrounded by the landscape of Alaska and the western US. Living for 10 years in a cabin in the remote community of Haines, AK, deepened his commitment especially the need to document the landscape painting in plein aire and translating that information to his larger studio work.
Rod has had over 45 one-man exhibitions including 7 museums shows and conducts workshops in both plein air and studio painting throughout the west.

1974-1975 North Seattle Community College
1975-1978 University of Washington (BFA in Painting)

One Man Exhibitions:
Collapse Gallery, Wenatchee, WA, 2019
New Horizons Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2005, 2007
Confluence Gallery
ArtiqueLTD. Anchorage,AK 2002-15
NCW Museum, Wenatchee,WA 2001
Sheldon Museum, Haines,AK 2000, 2008
Clymer Museum, Ellensburg,WA 1998
Allied Arts Gallery, Richland,WA 2000
Kirsten Gallery, Seattle,WA 1995,1996,1998
Oak Hollow Gallery, Yakima,WA 1994
Ellensburg Gallery, Ellensburg,WA 1993
Wapato Studios, Chelan,WA 1996,97,98,99,00,01
Wapato Studios, Chelan,WA 1992,93,94,95
Signatures Gallery,Chelan,WA 1991
Eileen Ench Gallery, Bellevue,WA 1991,1992
Sun Mountain Gallery, Winthrop,WA 1991,92
Confluence Gallery, Twisp,WA 1988,1991,2001,2006
Valley Gallery, Ellensburg,WA 1987
Frye Arts Museum, Seattle,WA 1985
Lake Chelan Arts, Chelan,WA 1985
Gasparetti Gallery, Yakima,WA 1984
Manson Gallery, Manson,WA 1981
Gallery Chelan, Chelan,WA 1980

Washington State Arts Commission 1986, 1989

Artist Trust Magazine Winter 1991
American Artist Magazine April, 1992

Selected Awards:
Art for Alaska Parks, Best Landscape, 2008
Denali National Park Artist in Residence- July 2005
National Arts For The Parks -top 100
Best of Show North Central Washington Open- three times
Best of Show Puget Sound Open- two times
North Central Washington Artist of the Year
1st oil Alcoa National Exhibition
Best of Show Central Washington Exhibition

Represented by: 
Roby King, Bainbridge Island, WA

In the Collection of:
Washington Apple Commission
Wells Fargo Bank
Morris Communications
North Central Washington Museum
Nature Conservancy
Sheldon Museum
North Cascades National Bank
Washington Mutual National Bank
Oppenheimer Corporation
Alaska State Governor Tony Knowles
Washington State Govenor Jay Inslee
Washington State Senator Jeanine Long
Coca Cola Corporation
Bank Of America
Pacific Ridge Medical Corporation
Anchorage Art Museum