In Ameen and Deep Dhillon’s backyard, the chickens do double duty—as egg layers and as models.

“I’ve never thought of myself as an art collector before,” Frances McCue says, with excitement.

“The problem is, we don’t have enough walls.” It sounds ironic, coming from Joe McKinstry, owner of prominent Seattle homebuilding and remodeling company Joseph McKinstry Construction Company.

Nancy Guppy bought her first work of art at a coffee shop in 1989.