Lisa Myers Bulmash: the DNA and Soul of Black Art in Seattle

by Lisa Edge

In Lisa Myers Bulmash’s home, a new item commemorates her contest winner status — a cerulean pageant sash. The phrase “Miss Thang 2021” is written across it, and a rhinestone-encrusted safety pin ensures it stays in place. Bulmash ca n’t help but laugh when she talks about her husband’s playful gift from her.

Bulmash is a mixed media artist who creates altered books, assemblages, and collages. Often narrative, Bulmash’s work is layered and thought-provoking. These days she’s adjusting to the flood of attention and compliments she’s received after being selected as the artist to represent the “DNA and Soul of Black Art in Seattle.” The designation comes with the opportunity to be featured in an upcoming documentary series titled “The Story of Art in America.” Legit Productions teamed up with the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) to select the artist from more than 40 NAAM nominations and applications received.

Lisa Edge is an award-winning reporter who most recently covered the arts for actual change. In 2013 she relocated to Seattle after working as a reporter and anchored at several television stations in the south. Lisa most enjoys telling stories about people and how they are making an impact with their voices.

📸 Featured image: Altered books at Wa Na Wari (Photo : Lisa Edge).

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