Volunteer Spotlight: Tracy Thompson

Our Volunteer Spotlight features a Carnegie Picture Lab Volunteer who is doing great work for our organization. Nominated by fellow volunteers, these individuals help Carnegie Picture Lab to strive for its mission of nourishing creativity by supporting and enhancing art education for elementary school children in the Walla Walla Valley. 

My name is Tracy Thompson

How long have you been volunteering with Carnegie Picture Lab? Two years.

My favorite artist is my son Graham, who makes tiny, intricate drawings of industrial landscapes, cartoon figures of helping professionals and electricity.

Volunteer Spotlight: Tracy Thompson

Volunteer Spotlight: Tracy Thompson

My favorite form of art is fiber arts – I am a compulsive quilter!

I volunteer with CPL at the following school(s) all of them – I love to take photos of lessons in action and capturing the fun of Family Fun Nights.

If I were a crayon, my color would be purple, but I’d rather be fabric dye, so powerful, so subtle, so transformative

I volunteer because I believe strongly in the necessity of creative education.

My most memorable moment volunteering with CPL is any Family Fun Night – I love seeing all ages of people creating together.

If I were to give advice to anyone interested in volunteering with CPL I would say – Jump in!


To nominate a deserving volunteer to be featured on our Volunteer Spotlight contact info@nullcarnegiepicturelab.com.

Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .