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                      WHO’S WHO

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            ROBERT KOCH


                oward Hanson Gallery in Ashland recommended Robert Koch as an artist
            Hof note. Gestural strokes and spontaneous marks collide with color blocks
            in Koch’s narrative vignettes. Often prompted by found photographs, Koch takes
       ART PICK  mean each mark is playful and intentional at the same time. The characters, curi-
            the liberty to make his subjects humans or creatures inhabiting the same world.
            Having the appearance of quickness and even naiveté, Koch’s deft drawing skills
            ous, awkward, and endearing are defined with just a few loose yet decisive lines.
            Humor and charm always shine through.

            A trip to Japan when  he  was 20 had a lasting impact; the  colors, the  light,
            the graphic quality of the written language and the natural designs one finds
            throughout Japanese daily life imprinted on his sensibility. For Koch, a successful
            painting is not only compositionally strong but also has a story to tell. If the result
            makes him laugh, he knows he has done what he has set out to do.




       AWARDS                     TMicrodevices as its 2020 Pacific Northwest Region Award finalist. It is one of the preeminent competitive
                                      he  Entrepreneur  of  the Year program,  in its  34th year,  announced  Jessica  Gomez, CEO  of  Rogue Valley

                                  award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies—business leaders whose ambitions
                                  deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform the world.
                                  Judges comprised a panel of previous award winners and other business leaders.

                                  Gomez is proud to be a finalist. The next level is national awards. The Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall
                                  Award winner will then compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year in January of 2021.

                                  Rogue Valley Microdevices is a full-service MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) foundry that specializes in in
                                  MEMS and biomedical device manufacturing.

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