Frances Van Wert has been a collage artist for many years, inspired by the steampunk art movement. She loves to re-purpose found objects and give them new life. She showed her work in several venues in the Tacoma area before she retired to Newport, Oregon, in 2004. She is a founding member of the FOR ARTSAKE GALLERY in Nye Beach. (2004). More of her work can be seen at her gallery and at different venues and art events around Lincoln County.