Samuel Pierce, Outstanding Athlete, Singer, Renowned Painter, Former Coordinator of the first Seattle Urban Art Exhibition and a judge in Bumbershoot’s visual art shows, was recently selected as Top Artist of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)
(PRUnderground) August 2nd, 2021
Samuel Pierce, Outstanding Athlete, Singer, Renowned Painter, Former Coordinator of the first Seattle Urban Art Exhibition and a judge in Bumbershoot’s visual art shows, was recently selected as Top Artist of the Year for 2021 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and excellence as an Artist.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With over five decades of professional experience as a talented athlete, singer, and artist, Mr. Pierce has certainly proven himself as accomplished and he is an expert of many fields. Mr. Pierce is a dynamic, results-driven leader, who has demonstrated success and professionalism throughout his entire career.
As a natural athlete, growing up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960’s Mr. Pierce has always been about change. He had many obstacles as a young black man, and his art was his therapy. He worked very hard to banish his accent while in college and his grades never suffered. On a scholarship for basketball, Mr. Pierce left Birmingham for Seattle, where he learned to adjust and try new things. He considers himself a postmodernist who also enjoys musical themes such as jazz legend Charlie Parker.
His impressive repertoire of vital roles includes his dedication to the local arts and Black History Programs. He served as the coordinator of the first Seattle Urban Art Exhibition and as the judge in Bumbershoot’s Visual Art shows. Mr. Pierce also sang with local Rhythm and Blues bands. By the 1980’s several clubs included his band “Sam Pierce and the Pierce Arrows” in a regular line up. He is an influencer of his time who has shown low-income school children his art hoping he could show a different path for their futures. Mr. Pierce sells his amazing art on eBay.
Before Mr. Pierce embarked on his professional career path, he attended Seattle University as a scholarship athlete and earned his degree as an Art major. He was also professionally scouted for Basketball but, still found himself more enthusiastic over his love for the arts.
Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Pierce has received awards, accolades and has been recognized nationwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2009 he was inducted into the Seattle U. Basketball Hall of Fall with the “Great” Elgin Baylor. This year he will be considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine. For 2022 he is being considered for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Mr. Pierce for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He is brilliant at what he does, has tremendous foresight and is talented beyond measure. Mr. Pierce is humble and creative, we felt he would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to spending time with him at the gala.”
Looking back, Mr. Pierce attributes his success to his perseverance, passion for the arts and his positive attitude. When not working as the Priority Hire and Apprenticeship Utilization Program Manager for the Port of Seattle, he enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. For the future, Mr. Pierce will continue surrounding himself with diversity, an important foundation he holds dear to him.
For more information on Mr. Samuel Pierce please visit: www.iaotp.com
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.
IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.
For More information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com
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