Zoë Dusanne's gallery was an important influence in introducing the public in Seattle to modern art, and she worked indefatigably for the Northwest artists she represented. In 1953, Dusanne served as intermediary between the Northwest artists and New York art critic Winthrop Sargent.
Sargent, a longtime friend of Dusanne’s, was at the time working for Life magazine. At Dusanne’s urging he sent art editor Dorothy Seiberling to Seattle to assess the local art scene. With Dusanne’s assistance, Sargent and Seiberling focused on Anderson, Callahan, Tobey, and Graves.