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Laura Molen Hanan, American artist. Achievements include bought and restored 100 year building received local landmark status, opened gallery (Brick & Mortar Gallery), June 2001. Recipient First Place prize Peninsula Art League, 1995, 2d place, 1996, Third place, 1997, Peoples Choice award Peninsula Art League, 1997; accepted for 1999 Tacoma Art Museum juried fundraiser, for 25th anniversary "The Night Tacoma Danced", 2001, 03.


Hanan, Laura Molen was born on January 30, 1954 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Richard Eugene Molen and Agnes Arlene (Stahlhacke) Rose.


Bachelor of Science, University California Berkeley, 1978. Bachelor in Journalism, Humboldt State University, 1980. AOS in Visual Communications, Northwest College Art, 1992.


Reporter, city editor Contra Costa Sun, Moraga, California, 1980-1981. Sports reporter, photographer The Canby (Oregon) Herald, 1981-1982. Senior technical writer Myelodysplastic Syndromes Qantel Business Computers, Hayward, California, 1982-1984.

Business manager, owner, designer Hanan Construction and Design Company, Inc., Alameda, 1986-1990. Director admissions Northwest College Art, Poulsbo, Washington, 1992-1993. Fine artist, graphic artist Laura Hanan Art, Gig Harbor, Seattle, since 1993.

Owner, renovator Sage Equities, 2000. Founder gallery Brick & Mortar, Tacoma, 2001. Creative director Pacific Pipeline, Kent, Washington, 1992-1993.

Co-owner The Watermark Gallery, Village Art Gallery, Freighthouse Gallery, Gig Harbor, Tacoma, 1993-1996. Art director, consultant Executive Office Services, Gig Harbor, Beaverton, Oregon, 1996-1997. Owner, artist Brick & Mortar Gallery, Tacoma, 2001^.

Sponsor, artist 6th Annual Arts & Crafts Benefit for Prison Pet Partnership Program, 2002. Technical writer Topia Ventures Software Technology Company, 2005-2006.


  • Achievements include bought and restored 100 year building received local landmark status, opened gallery (Brick & Mortar Gallery), June 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows Emerald City Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, 1996-1997, Nicholas Joseph Fine Art, New York City, 1997-1998, Hastings-Ray Gallery, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 1997-2000, Peninsula Branch Library., Gig Harbor, 1994, 95, 96, Tacoma Art Museum, 2000. Artist banners for businesses in theater district downtown Tacoma.

      Developer, curator, exhibitor portrait show Sacred Cows: Portraits from a City Scandal. Represented in permanent collection Pierce County Library., also private collections.


Art donor 5th Annual Wild West Showdown supporting Tacoma Actors Guild, 2002.


  • Other Interests

    Graphic art, weightlifting, sewing, computers, walking.


Married John Morris Hanan, April 26, 1985 (divorced July 15, 2003). 1 child, Whitney Anne.

Richard Eugene Molen Rose

Agnes Arlene (Stahlhacke) Rose

John Morris Hanan

Whitney Anne Hanan