Art and Culture

Peyvand Artist Group

Peyvand Artist Group (PAG) is built on the notion that art can inspire every person. We connect and promote Iranian art and artists so we can share and foster a sense of community with one of the richest art heritages. Established in 2021, we are one of the programs of Peyvand NPO

Iran Film Intiative

In 2015 the committee members were approached by the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to support and promote Iranian films. The Iran Film Initiative (IFI) was formed with the mission to increase both the number of Iranian films and their audience. In addition to funding the screening of the films, IFI hosts post-screening events, including lectures by the film delegates sponsored by the University of Washington Persian and Iranian Studies Program. 

Featured Artist

Amelia Ossorio
Amelia Ossorio is an artist and freshman at the University of Washington. She studies Persian in the Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and is a proud recipient of the FLAS language fellowship from the school’s South Asia center. Amelia is a student member of the Renton Arts Commission and the Bellevue College Art Committee. Her design We Are Renton, inspired by the 87 languages spoken by students in the local school district, has been turned into a public art installation in Renton’s bustling downtown area. Just down the street, her art is on display at the Boon Boona coffee shop, which is an exclusively African coffee roaster. On the Bellevue College campus, Ossorio has a mural entitled Knowledge is Power, which highlights and celebrates international students at the school.
Her artwork can be found online under the name @sensitive.cactus. 

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Meet the Team

The team aims to cultivate and empower artists by making their talents visible to the community. Nurturing emerging artists and supporting professional artists in building their careers. Peyvand Artist Group provides educational programs and art exhibitions to showcase talent in the greater Seattle area.

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