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Walt Curtis Legacy Initiative

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Walt Curtis Bibliography

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Walt Curtis Week Proclamation

The Walt Curtis Legacy Initiative supports his
creative comeback.

Sunday May 2, 2010, as Great NW Bookstore on Portland's SW 1st Avenue went up in smoke, Walt was there, having just moved into the venerable building, its wing designed by iconic architect A.E. Doyle. The blaze toasted the life business of his host Phil Wikelund, damaging much of Walt's work. Yet he emerged singed but unscathed.

A proclamation by Portland Mayor Sam Adams states, "civic minded friends are uniting ... to reestablish his personal studio and residence and consolidate his regional and international reputation."