Artist Bio

Tarra Hall-Ward attended Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington, where she obtained her Associate’s in Art and Science. She recently graduated from Central Washington University, completing a double major with a Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing and painting and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.

Tarra was selected by faculty nomination for the Ronald E. McNair scholars program, and received funding from the McNair program for the research and development of her first solo exhibit Convergence, which built the foundation of her artwork today. She presented a poster discussion on the series at the Annual McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as well as an oral presentation at CWU’s SOURCE. Tarra was also a part of the TRiO Student Support Service program, and is an alumna of the Phi Theta Kappa two-year honor society. Tarra won the annual Phi Theta Kappa Greater Northwest regional Di Braun art award two years in a row. Bill Bonaudi, the previous Big Bend Community College President, selected one of her paintings for purchase and display in the Grant County Advanced Technologies Education Center meeting room.

Lasted edited: June 7th, 2017