Wednesday, October 3, 2012

OCTOBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of October (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss. It's the first art walk of autumn, and you know what that means: Halloween! So prepare yourself for some seriously creepy, disturbingly strange, ghoulish, ghastly, ghostly-themed fun!

TONIGHT! The 1st Wednesday Art Walk in Wallingford, Wednesday, 3 October from 6-9pm. It's the last art walk of the year for Wallingford, and the community is celebrating with "Night of 1000 Unicorns: A Night of Art, Music, and Magic." Fantastical costumes are encouraged! Don't miss live music performances throughout the evening by Catch the Cat, Nate Jester, and Jeremy Serwer. Come see "The Picture Show" at Kerf Gallery - paintings by Susan B. Pope and Sheila M. Scott. Windows Art Gallery will be showing the avian photography of Tom Talbott. Cafe Appassionato is featuring the paintings of their very own barista Holly Siberg. There will also be the art of Richard Lemert at the Grizzled Wizard, Dan Wend at Blue Star Cafe, live graffiti art by Hera at All City Paint Supply, and more!

"Masks, Marionettes, and Mechanical Birds" at The Jewel Box Cafe in Northgate. See selections from my (Braden Duncan's) newest series "Mechanical Aviary" in addition to my Rorschach watercolour inkblots inspired by David Mack's "Kabuki" comics. The show is up all month!

Braden Duncan, "Timelapse" @ the Jewel Box Cafe
The 1st Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, Thursday, 4 October from 5-8pm. It's the once-yearly opening of the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts! Experience six floors and fifty studio spaces of artists who live and create in the heart of Pioneer Square!

"Small Voids," will feature 110 mini 'galleries' each containing the work of a different Seattle artist. Each piece is encased in a 12"x12" Plexiglas box and will hang via industrial strength magnets from light poles and street signs, for ONE NIGHT ONLY along the block beside the Tashiro Kaplan building. After the Seattle art walk, the whole show will be moving on to Oakland and then Portland.

Don't miss "Teeth," essential yet disturbing, and sometimes painful - four artists gnaw over their personal experience and response to the subject of teeth at SOIL.

Ira Coyne's Oiuja board art at Belfry Oddities:

Ira Coyne @ Belfry Oddities
Also see "Urban Martyrs," egg tempera portraits of murdered children at Gallery 110, "Plots," a storey of houses at Trabant Chai, "Conversations," new work by Donald Cole at Art Xchange, Bratsa Bonifacho at Foster White Gallery, and Karen Yurkovich at Linda Hodges Gallery. Also check out new work at over 50 other studios, galleries, store fronts and art spaces!

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Fremont, Friday, 5 October from 6-9pm. See the still-life juxtapositions of Honnah Webber at Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar, the encaustics of Alice Peck at Hub and Bespoke, art by students of Thrive Art School at Mizika Health and Harmony, the illustrations of Kellie Jackson Brownlee at Portage Bay Goods, and many more!

Kelly Jackson Brownlee @ Portage Bay Goods
"Harvest Moon!" at CoCA in Ballard, Wednesday, 10 October from 6-9pm. Featuring new work by Jody Joldersma, Flynn Bickley, and Aidan Fitzgerald.

Jody Joldersma, "Mr Robot Did a No No"
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Presents: "Elles - Pompidou Exhibition." This exhibit tells a story of modern and contemporary art solely through the work of women artists. It challenges visitors’ assumptions about art of the past century and explores the complex story of the role women have played throughout the history of 20th and 21st century art. Opening night is Thursday, 11 October, and the show runs through 13 January. There will be a "Community Night Out" on Friday, 12 October from 6-9pm. Tickets are FREE, but you have to reserve them in advance online here

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in Capitol Hill, Thursday, 11 October from 5-8pm. The Ltd Gallery is featuring "B: A Tribute to 'B' Movies," art inspired by sci-fi and horror movies. The show opens on October 5th (artist reception starts at 7pm), and is on display through November 3rd.

Don't miss "Trick or Treat," a group show at the Online Cafe, curated by Zachary Sofia and featuring work by Yvette Endrijautzki, Morbid Anatomy, Ian Douglas, ferger, George Jennings, and Richard Olmsted.

Also check out Michael Alm and Robin Crookall at Vermillion; "Art That Speaks," featuring typographic works by 13fngrs, Brian Sanchez, Duffy, Starheadboy, and the W3 Collective at True Love Gallery; new work at Cupcake Royale, Bauhaus Coffee, Retrofit Home, Boom Noodle, Joe Bar, and more!

"Art That Speaks" @ True Love
"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 11 October from 9.30pm til late. Features art by Mandy McGee Photography and belly dancing by Adderstone 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, 11 October from 6-9pm. Don't miss "Mine & Yours," a joint exhibit by Chris Sheridan and Kate Protage at the Twilight Artist Collective: 'We've shared a home and a studio for nearly ten years. It was a challenge to fit the puzzle pieces together at first, with wildly diverse personal histories, but over time we've turned the "otherness" that comes from different thought processes and life experiences into a strength. We often find that what one person can't do, the other can, and we've learned how to meet in the middle. Today, we spend a good part of our days and nights about 10 feet apart in our studio. We take significantly different approaches to painting - from the content we choose to the brushes we use, and the colors on our palettes - but like the rest of our life, the results end up being surprisingly complimentary.' Also check out new work at The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shoofly Pie, and more!

"Arts & Social Change: An Open Dialogue" at the Seattle Center, Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October. This is a regional symposium addressing the ways that artists, arts organizations, funders, local government, and the social service sector can collaborate to promote awareness, improve our communities and develop policies to address cultural equity and social change. Check out the schedule of events here.

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in the Greenwood-Phinney neighbourhood, Friday, 12 October from 6-9pm. Tasty Delectable Collectibles will be hosting "Fairy Tales and Fables" featuring art by me (Braden Duncan), Redd Walitzki, Augie Pagan, Justin Hillgrove, Siolo Thompson, Xavier Lopez, and more including ten artists from out of state! Don't miss it!

"This is Not Your Grandmother's Still Life" at Bherd Studios, curated by Chris Sheridan and Kate Protage, features the work of eight artists: Marie Gagnon, Sullivan Giles, Molly Peters, Albert Shelton, Chris Sheridan, Kellie Talbot, Mark Tracy and Andrea Wicklund) who are breathing new life into the genre by making drawings and paintings of objects that are relevant and contemporary, whether that’s through their choices in subject matter or their technique. From gorgeous, intricate stencil-based paintings of tattoo equipment to intaglio prints of seemingly straightforward objects that offer subtle commentary about society’s current hot-buttons, Protage and Sheridan present work that encompasses a wide range of subjects, styles and resulting emotions.

Don't miss "Read Between the Lines" at Urban Light Studios, linocut and woodcut art from six Seattle artists: Kyle Huntress, Nate Stottrup, Dan Cautrell, Ana Karina Luna, Scott Travis and Sam Hamrick. Urban Light Studios will also be one of the stops on the Greenwood Lit Crawl. A feast for the ears and eyes, folks!

Solace Wonder will be hosting "Eat My Face" at the Greenwood Collective, Quincy Quigg unleashes his high end horror decor art. Quigg has been deviously toiling over his pulp macabre sculptures and has concocted a truly spooky space not for the faint of heart! Costumes are highly encouraged! (get in the spirit of the season and get some extra mileage out of those costumes, DRESS UP!) Revolting refreshments will be supplied.

Also check out "fArt: Carmen Sylvia's Art Show #1" at The Gallery. 'My father once said, "Never impress, always delight'. And while the rolling tenderloins and square tits of contemporary art get shown to be known, Sylvia promises the circular tits of reality. Mix the gilded bone of her imagination with the tradition of carp and lots of body hair. Good thing my father is her father also. This is sure to delight you. Take a peek into the sagging buttocks of Sylvia's world. SHMOOZE AND BOOZE, and catered FOODZ.' Also see new and exciting work at EchoEcho, Naked City Brewery, Gainsbourg, Two Bird Tattoo, Chocolatti, and more!

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in Belltown, Friday, 12 October from 6-9pm. Check out "Pureheart" by Joseph Park, a series of paintings in the style of 'Prizmism.' At it's heart, Prizmism is achieved through a series of paint layers. Each layer, while containing different visual information, combines with the other to reveal a deeper, richer image once the viewer becomes immersed in the paintings. The approach is a hybrid of two concepts, creating a collusion in which organic forms are viewed through the lens of technology and digitization, referencing the new ways we are coming to see the world. New coloured pencil dreamscapes by Marco Mazzoni will also be featured. 

Joseph Park @ Roq la Rue
Marco Mazzoni @ Roq la Rue

RAW: Seattle presents "Provocations," Saturday, 13 October from 7-10.30pm at Trinity in Pioneer Square. The event is 21+, fashionable attire (no sneakers), $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Features the local talents of visual artists Brandon Jerwa, Carla Rae, Chris Leon, Christopher Bryce Morris, Elizabeth R, Gahan, Jessica Weathersby, Kate Stevens, Nathan Dz, and William Drumm. Also featured will be fashion designers BubbleGunk, FrostWear Designs, Melissa Bradley, Sarah Ashwood, Sarsen, and Spider Baby Designs with hair and make-up by Alisha Ann, Dirk Rapp, K. Styles and Rochelle Leigh. Musical acts will be 5bit, DJ Sang-Do, Entwine by Design, and Kara Hesse. RAW is an international arts organisation run by artists, for artists intended to provide independent artists with the tools, resources, and exposure necessary to inspire and cultivate creativity.

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Ballard, Saturday, 13 October 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, 13 October 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 13 October from 6-9pm. Don't miss the amazing "Ouija! Group Art Show" at Krab Jab Studios this month! It's an entirely Ouiji board themed show featuring the art of Laurie Lee Brom, Matthew Hinshaw, Xavier S. Ortega, and more!

Also 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 3rd Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds, Thursday, 18 October from 5-8pm. There is a brand new steampunk themed shop in downtown Edmonds! Otherworlds: a store to linger while reading, playing games, trying on hats, testing your silhouette with a cane, and twirling a raygun. Have a cup of tea and a cookie, and journey with us to worlds of vintage horror, victorian steampunk, futuristic science, and magical fantasy. This month they're featuring "Matthew Hinshaw's Darksome Sculpture and Carnivorous Love's Vintage Glass Terrariums." And check out Cheesemongers next door if you have the chance. More than 40 other local businesses also take part in the Edmonds art walk. Check it.

Matt Hinshaw @ Otherworlds
The 3rd Friday Art Walk in the University District, Friday, 19 October from 6-9pm. Stop by Gargoyles Statuary for a custom made set of fangs by Victor!

Brand new work at Artist & Craftsman,BC Surf & Sport, 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!

"Monster Apocalypse - Halloween Art Show: Hive Gallery and Studios Meets the Seattle Alternative Art Scene" at the Piranha Shop in the warehouse district, Friday, 26 October from 7pm-1am. Featuring more than 80 artists (myself included)! Come meet the best and brightest in Seattle’s Underground Art Scene as we join forces with the California Alternative art gallery—The Hive Gallery and Studios for a huge Halloween bash and Art celebration. We will have food, libations, bands and performances, raffles and prizes to give away to the public. Please join us—you won’t want to miss this!
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

1 comment:

  1. Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer,