Saturday, September 1, 2012

SEPTEMBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of September (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss. It's the last official art walk of summer, so have a blast, enjoy the art, and soak up those last few rays of Seattle sunshine!

The 1st Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, Thursday, 6 September from 5-8pm. Don't miss Jonathan Wakuda Fischer's brand new epic stencil/print/collage series: "Digital Superstitions" at Art Xchange! Fischer will be hosting a live demo early in the evening, so get there early to see the method behind the magic!

Linda Hodges Gallery is showcasing the large-scale bird themed collages of Patrick LoCicero. Here's a sneak peak:
Patrick LoCicero @ Linda Hodges Gallery
Also check out the "Poetry NW Extravaganza Extraordinaire" in Nord Alley, and new and exciting work at the Gallery 110, Underground Artist Collective, 4Culture, Platform, Punch, SOIL, and over 50 other studios, galleries, and art spaces!

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Fremont, Friday, 7 September from 6-9pm. There will be fundraiser at the Lenin statue (proceeds benefit the reconstruction efforts in Haiti), with live music by Alex Rasmussen and Brendan Shea! Don't miss the special Fremont Art Walk curated show at a super-secret 'ghost' location, featuring the work of Tiffany Smith, David Bloomfield (a.k.a. Starheadboy), Andrew Miller, Gretchen Fuller, and more!

Gretchen Fuller

Check out the Haiti-inspired photography of Alex Garland at West of Lenin, the paintings of Sophie Thomas at 509 Wines, Liz Neuman's block prints at Frame Up Studios, Emily Alice Peck's encaustic paintings at Hub & Bespoke, and many, many more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Ballard, Saturday, 8 September from 6-9pm. See the paintings of Jay Wescott for an encore opening at BalMar! Don't miss new work at Annie's Art & Frame, Art & Soul, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, Cupcake Royal, Filthy Rich, Kiss Cafe, Monster Art & Clothing, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, the Sunset Tavern and more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in the Central District, Saturday, 8 September from 1-5pm. Check out the Neptune Gallery Sculpture Garden and new work at Atelier Autumnthing, Hi-Spot Cafe, Pratt Fine Art Centre, Twilight Exit and more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Georgetown, Saturday 8 September from 6-9pm. See new work at American Pie, Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe and more!

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in Capitol Hill, Thursday, 13 September from 5-8pm. This month Zipcar is providing free shuttle services for art walkers! Pickups and drop-offs are offered at three locations: the Seattle Asian Art Museum, at 11th Ave and E Pike, and at E Melrose and E Pine. Look for specially-marked sedans 5pm – 8pm. You won't want to miss "A Pirate Themed Group Show!" at the Online Cafe,  featuring Levi Hastings, Xavier Lopez Jr, Paul McKercher, Javier S. Ortega, Joe Vollan, Kassandra Davis and Yvette Endrijautzki!

Ltd has put together a one of a kind art show to celebrate the modern era of video games! VALVe artists and guest curators, Andrew Wilson and Eric Kirchmer, rounded up over 30 of today's top video game artists to create a special collection of original and limited edition artwork. Hailing from Rockstar, Harmonix, VALVe, Double Fine, and more, these artists will depart from their everyday jobs to create new artwork inspired by their favorite video games of the modern era. 6-9pm

"Halo" by Scott Campbell @ Ltd Gallery
Also check out "The Korpsey Show" by Ken Li at Bauhaus, "For Work and Play" at True Love Gallery, Sheena Lee's pin-up photography at Babeland, and brand new work at Blindfold Gallery, Cakespy, Cupcake Royale, Ghost Gallery, Joe Bar, Retrofit Home, Vermillion, and over 20 other art spaces this month!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 13 September from 9.30pm til late. Features art by Porcelain Poet Photography and belly dancing by Copperclock Bellydance! You do not have to be a member for this night, and you do not need a member to sign you in. It is open to the public. No dress code. Free for members before 9.30pm. Starts at 9pm and goes til 2am. The performer will go on around 10.30 and again at 11.30, and the artist will be there all night. Come buy art, drinks, hear music and watch a sexy lady dance. "Transmission" happens the 2nd Thursday of every month.

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in West Seattle, Thursday, 13 September from 6-9pm. Don't miss "Cryogenic Nude America", a collage collaboration, presented by the Collagemonauts:  Marty Gordon, Tim Manthey and Craig van den Bosch. Also check out new work at The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shoofly Pie, and more!

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in the Greenwood-Phinney neighbourhood, Friday, 14 September from 6-9pm. Bherd Studios is celebrating it's shiney new location above the Chase Bank building on 85th St. with its inaugural exhibition "By the Yard." There is a fine line between art and retail in the gallery business and this exhibition pushes it right over the edge. Each artist was challenged to create a piece of work that is 1 yard long by 1 foot high and will be sold by the inch.  Gallery attendees will be encouraged to use tape measures and rulers to divvy up their favorite parts of the artwork, daring both artist and art buyer to discover how they truly feel about the production of art for sale. Carve out your favorite piece of Troy Gua, Ryan Molenkamp, Crystal Barbre, Kellie Talbot, Tessa Hulls, 12 Midnite, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenny Dayton, Dan Voelker and John Osgood. Exhibition showing through Friday, October 5th.

"Devo in Colorbrandz" by Troy Gua @ Bherd Studios

Tasty Delectable Collectibles is featuring "Erratic Expressions," a mixed media group show featuring Gretchen Fuller, Sarah Gordon, Starheadboy, and over a dozen other artists!

UrbanLight Studios will be featuring "Cityscapes and Mountainscapes", photography by Adrian Wyaerd and Kim Hood.

Also check out exciting shows at Chocolati Cafe, Gainsbourg, EchoEcho, Naked City Brewery, Two Birds Tattoo, and more!

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in Belltown, Friday, 14 September from 6-9pm. Check out "Lush Life Four" at Roq la Rue, a group show showcasing contemporary work that exhibits a sense of opulence, decadence, or lushness, executed with a technically refined hand. Features Laurie Lee Brom, Jessica Joslin, Eric Fortune, Madeline von Foerster, and over a dozen other artists! Art/Not Terminal Gallery is having a late-month opening on Saturday, 30 September from 6-9pm, featuring "Secret Signs and Rebel Angels", mixed media and digital collage by Kree Arvanitas. There will be live music, cupcakes, and booze!

The 3rd Friday Art Walk in the University District, Friday, 21 September from 6-9pm. You won't want to miss "Daydreamers" at BC Surf & Sport, featuring Redd Walitzki, 179, Ksera, and more!

Also check out "Autumn Blessings: The Art of Lis Wright Ivec" at Gargoyles Statuary, "Whimsical Dreamscapes" at the University Business Center, and brand new work at Artist & Craftsman,Cafe Allegro, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Solstice Cafe, Starbucks, Tully's and more! Don't forget to stop by Boulevard Grocery for a bag of fresh-roasted coffee hand-painted by a local Seattle artist!

57 Biscayne in Pioneer Square is having a 1 DAY ONLY gallery opening, Sunday, 23 September starting at 2pm. Margaret Killjoy (SteamPunk Magazine, Mythmakers & Lawbreakers) and Libby Bulloff (The Steampunk Bible, Exoskeleton Cabaret) will be presenting a gallery show of unique portraits and adventure photography. We will also be offering one-time-only affordable tintype portrait sessions during the art show in which we will be shooting and developing metal photos using an antique camera. Sittings are free--successful tintypes are $50 and can be taken home 30 minutes after the sitting. Tintype sessions are first-come, first-serve and materials are limited! Don't miss out!

With this much going on, you couldn't possibly complain that there's nothing to do in Seattle!

Support your local art scene! Cheers.

~ BCDuncan

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