Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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 almost Halloween, and you know what that means ~ an entire month of costumes, candy, and darkly themed traditions! In addition to our regularly scheduled Samhain, try Name Your Car Day (2nd), Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, Moldy Cheese Day (9th), and Count Your Buttons Day (21st)! Get out there, get your art on and go trick-or-treating for art! Borrow a small child, dress them up, and bribe them with candy if you have to; just don't miss the gorgeously spooky art walks this month!


Jennifer McNeely @ LxWxH

"Into the Deep" by Jennifer McNeely at LxWxH Gallery. Jennifer McNeely's solo show of biomorphic soft sculpture comes from her recent experience with illness and recovery, embodying her personal journey into the cracks between spirit and science, and the personal language of symbols. Show closes Saturday, 5 October!

Lis Wright Ivec @ Gargoyles

"Saints & Sinners" at Gargoyles Statuary featuring Lis Wright Ivec. Lis is going back to her roots with her unique style of traditional icon paintings using egg tempera and gold leaf on wood panel. She'll be showing new archangels and saints as well as re-workings of her past sacred images. She will have the originals, prints, and votive candles available. Show closes Sunday, 13 October!

Buster Simpson @ The Frye

"BUSTER SIMPSON // SURVEYOR" at the Frye Art Museum, the first retrospective survey of work by Seattle artist Buster Simpson, a pioneer in the field of urban environmentalism and art in public spaces. Show closes Sunday, 13 October!


"Face Off!" at Naked City Brewery, Wednesday, 2 October from 7-9.30pm. Artists will be battling artist in the first edition of "Face Off" presented by Bherd Studios Gallery! Artists will have 15 minutes to create work in each battle. Michelle Anderst & Adam Valmassoi vs Solace & CASH in the tag team event of Flora vs Fauna. John Osgood vs Braden Duncan in the Battle of the Birds. Sensei 23 against HOPS in the Tangle of Typography. And for the Main Event, Aaron Jasinski vs. Larkin Cypher. Winner of each match will be determined by who generated the most for their piece in the live auction which happens after each match. All proceeds go directly to the artist. Be sure to come out to root for and to bid on your favorite artist and your favorite pieces. (Bidders should bring cash, no credit card machine available for this event.)

"Loft Warming & New Work" @ 57 Biscayne
Keagan O'Rourke @ AXIS
Laure Lee Brom, Ransom & Mitchell, and Sail @ Roq la Rue

The 1st Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, Thursday, 3 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
4Culture - "Conductive Garboil Grant Party" celebrating Christian French! Artist, curator, and arts activist, Christian French is being recognized for pushing the creative act beyond accepted limits and engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.
57 Biscayne - "Loft Warming & New Work"  featuring jewellery by Jennifer Stenhouse, Peggy Foy & Sarah Meranda. Also, "New Tintype Works for Halloween" by Libby Bulloff & Stephen Robinson. And more!
Art Xchange - William Hernandez, painting, "Milagros"
AXIS Pioneer Square - Keagan O'Rourke, oil painting & watercolour. O'Rourke does not wish to replicate what he has seen with realism or even paint 'landscapes' so much as to make paintings with their own sense of space unbound by convention in their response to the astonishing variety of beauty that one experiences in the world directly, the information given to us by the sciences, and the many syntheses and dreams omnipresent in culture. O’Rourke was a photographer long before he was a painter, and will always do photography-- so painting for him is about exploring painting's own endless dripping colorful possibilities.
Davidson Galleries - Eunice Kim, "New Collograph Monoprints", artist talk: Saturday, 19 October, 11am
Foster/White Gallery - Rachel Denny, mixed media sculpture
Greg Kucera Gallery - Deborah Butterfield, equine sculpture
Pioneer Square Saloon - Maxx Lexington, paintings
Shift - In the Gallery: "Palimpsets I" featuring 17 artists exhibiting layers of textural mark-making, process, and materiality; in the Studio: "Emanations" by Patrice M. Donohue 
SOIL - "Wizard Business" featuring Denton Crawdford, Elizabeth Kleene, and Justin Plakas.

The works in "Wizard Business" investigate the limited and abstract cognitive processes of the human mind, and how personal experience informs an understanding of the relationship between mysticism, spirituality and art. Also, "Error 404: Site Not Found" by Iole Alessandrini, images of creation, hyperlinks, and augmented anatomy.
Roq la Rue - "Madness, Magnolias & Moonlight" by Laurie Lee Brom. In her first full solo exhibition at the gallery, Laure Lee Brom takes the viewer on a Southern Gothic journey as she draws from a variety of influences including her childhood in the historical town of Charleston, South Carolina and its rich heritage of local ghost stories, as well the folk tales of the swampy Low Country. Also featured: "Across from Familiar" by Ransom & Mitchell and "Dead Language" by Sail.
TK Artist Lofts - "9th Annual Open House." 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!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!
Trabant Coffee - George Chan, "Moments in Time." George’s artwork goes beyond the physical likeness of the individuals. These portraits not only capture the essence of the person’s personality on canvas but also evoke a sense of nostalgia. “Art is a process of edification – I often gain clarity of my inner world through creating art. My artwork is very personal to me - they are my memories, my emotions; they represent my moments in time.”
Zeitgeist Coffee - Sullivan Giles, stencil work and oil paintings
 Also check out new work at Angle Gallery, Core Gallery, Delicatus, Flatcolor Gallery, Gallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Heart, Linda Hodges Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Galley, Punch, Room 104 Gallery, SAM Gallery, Stonington Gallery, The Belfry Oddities, and more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!

"Sherlock Seattle" at Broadway Performance Hall, Friday-Sunday, 4-6 October. The Sherlock Seattle Convention is a celebration of all things Sherlock! This year we will be featuring many interesting and informative panels along with entertaining and hilarious events. We have some very special and prestigious guests, a brand new Sherlockian play that you can help shape, and an expanded Dealers Room and Artists Alley!

Eli Wolff @ Pel'Meni
Charles Spitzack @ West of Lenin

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Fremont, Friday, 4 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Pel'MeniDumpling Tzar - Eli Wolff, sub-pop illustration ($1 off dumplings when you mention the phrase "Make art, not war")
Portgage Bay Goods - Suzanne Kaufman, cartoon illustrations
Saturn - Chuck Edward Quick, illustration; Joya Marie Marsh, prints; Traci Paulk, mixed media painting; & Vanessa Steinhilb, painting
Space - Charity Jones, drawing; Daniel Wend, photography; & Linda McClamrock, collage
West of Lenin - Charles Spitzack, prints
Also check out new work at ArtFX Gallery, Asgard Tavern, Atlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerie, evo Timesinfinity Gallery, Frame Up Studios, Fremont Health Club, GiGi Retro Inspired Clothing, Hub and Bespoke, Johnson Architects, Makerhaus, Sanachi Massage, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Madison Park, Friday, 4 October from 6-9pm. Featuring art from over 30 local artists! Check out new work at Cactus, Madison Kitchen, Madison Park Bakery, Park Bench Gifts, Red Wagon Toys, Starbucks,and more!

Scott Allen @ Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Bainbridge Island, Friday, 4 October from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts &Crafts - Scott Allen, landscape paintings
Roby KingGallery - "Printmaking Exhibition" featuring Curt Labitzke, Fumi Matsumoto, Lyn Brofsky, Mia Luzajic, Pam Christiansen, Patty Rogers, Stephan MacFarlane, and Wendy Orville.
Also see new and exciting work at Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public House, IslandGallery, Pegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStick, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Bremerton, Friday, 4 October from 5-9pm. The Kitsap Historical Society & Museum are open and FREE to the public the first Friday of every month!

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Port Orchard, Friday 4 October from 5-8pm. On the First Friday each month meet artists, see art demos, tour shops, listen to live music and more! The Sidney Art Gallery will have artists and treats! Also see work at the Log Cabin Museum, the Sidney Museum, and more!

"Girl in Landscape" by Siolo Thompson at Ltd Gallery, Saturday, 5 October from 6-9pm. Vixen or Vamp, Damsel or Heroine - pop culture representations of the female form have reflected trends, shaped expectations, and changed the way we see women in the world. This exhibition of art work explores popular female archetypes and visually develops the worlds they inhabit in a lush series of large scale oil paintings and assiduously rendered drawings. These works will take you beyond the looking glass and into an alternate world where female characters live when the TV is off and the storybook is closed.

"Changes: 25 Years Off the Beaten Path" at A/NT Gallery, Saturday, 5 October from 6-10pm. Featuring an international juried art show in the Sub-T room, the monthly members art show, silent auction, costume contest, photo booth, live music, DJ tunes, libations, and more! You might know them as Art/Not Terminal, but A/NT has a brand new name! Check out A Non-Traditional Gallery, and see the changes for yourself!

"Seattle Faerie Festival" at Volunteer Park, Saturday, 5 October from noon-6pm. The Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore is presenting the free Seattle Faerie Festival 2013 with over a dozen vendors and performers at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Don't miss the Seattle Garden Gnome, Fairy Princess Lolly and Wotan the Faerie Smasher! Features include acoustic live music, Puppet Shows, arts and crafts, a fairy parade, face painting and much more!
Braden Duncan, "Wind-Up Mini CXI" @ Cellar Door
Lisa Kaser @ Simon Mace Gallery

The 1st Saturday Art Walk in Port Townsend, Saturday, 5 October from 5.30-8.30pm. Selected shows: 
Cellar Door - Braden Duncan, "Mechanical Aviary", wind-up miniature watercolour birds
Red Raven Gallery - Jacqueline Chisick, "Between the Ancient Forest and the Edge of the Sea," pastel on paper. This month marks Red Raven's 2-year anniversary! Stop in and say hi!
Simon Mace Gallery - "Wax On, Wax Off" featuring work by Jeane Myers and Lisa Kaser. 
Also check out new work at Earthenworks Gallery, Forest Gems Gallery, Gallery 9, Northwind ArtsAlliance, Port Townsend Gallery, Williams Gallery, and more! If you get hungry along the way, stop into Elevated Ice Cream, Nifty Fifty'sDiner, Water Street Creperie, or Cellar Door (the delicious brainchild of local food afficionados Dominic Svornich and Stephanie Hoch).

The 2nd Wednesday Art Walk in Wallingford, Wednesday, 9 October from 6-9pm. Check out new work at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, Blue Star Cafe, Cafe Appasionato, Chocolati, Cutz Meridian, Frame Central, Fuel Coffee, Kerf Gallery, Lucky 7 Salon, Seamonster Lounge, Seattle Mosaic Arts and more! Don't forget to stop into Archie McPhee's as well! It doesn't exactly showcase 'art,' but you won't be disappointed...

"CityArts Art Walk Awards" at Sole Repair Shop, Thursday, 10 October from 5-11pm. Open viewing: 5-8pm. Voting, libations, and music: 8-11pm (RSVP only). Celebrate the finalists (Claire Cowie, Gala Bent, Jennifer McNeely, Julie Alpert, Kimberly Trowbridge, and Michael Otterson), and cast your vote for the best of the fall art walks! 

Fran Holt @ Ghost Gallery

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in Capitol Hill, Thursday, 10 October from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Cafe PettiRosso - Javier S Ortega, "Autumnal Dance"
Cloud Gallery in Frame Central - "Cryptic Inclination," a  group exhibit of paintings, mixed media sculptures, bronze sculptures and urns by Don Farrel, Bryan K Ward, Gabe Marquez and Dan Broxon broaching the mysticism of the human soul, its mortality and the ethereal realm. Curated by Yvette Endrijautzki.
Ghost Gallery - "Carousel Horses: Celestial Mythologies" by Fran Holt. Featuring an immersive environment using large painted panels of mythological carousel horses. The imagery depicts fantastical carousel horse heroes of ancient times, as told from carousel horses’ point of view. It is about the art of hero-worship, told tongue-in-cheek through the eyes of carousel horses.
Ltd Gallery - "Girl in Landscape" by Siolo Thompson, encore opening 
Poco Wine + Spirits - "Dia de los Muertos" a group show featuring Day of the Dead themed art 
Also check out new work a Apocalypse Tattoo, Blindfold Gallery, Boom Noodle, Cupcake Royale, High 5 Pie, Joe Bar, Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Retrofit Home, True Love Gallery, Vermilion, and more!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 10 October from 9.30pm til late. Featuring sounds from DJ Echo and Kantrip and DJ Ea$y Iri$, bellydance by Morgue Anne, and the art of DireWolf Omega. 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, $5 for non-members. 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, 10 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Skylark Cafe - The Strange Kind, performing FREE + open house!
Twilight Artist Collective - "Dolls of the Psychopomp Cirque" curated by Kook Teflon, featuring work by 20 doll makers from Seattle, NY, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, New Orleans, and more! Psycho Pomps responsibilities are to escort newly deceased souls into the afterlife; they come in many shapes and forms as creatures, spirits or deities. Open for Art Walk, and a grand Gala on Saturday, 12 October from 6-9pm!
Also check out new work at The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shoofly Pie, Windermere, and more!
"Introductions" @ Bherd Studios

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in the Greenwood-Phinney neighbourhood, Friday, 11 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Bherd Studios - "Introductions" a sneak peak of the artists lined up for the year to come! Featuring Aaron Jasinski, Chris Sheridan, Crystal Barbre, EGO, Greg Boudreau, Joe Vollan, John Osgood, Kate Protage, Kellie Talbot, Megon Shore, Ryan Molenkamp, Solace, and Troy Gua! 
EchoEcho - "Grimoire" featuring Halloween themed art and a costume contest! New work by Alexandira Sandlin, Aliesha Larson, Christopher J Olson, Eli Wolff, Jennifer Six, Maxx, Ripley, and Xavier Lopez Jr.
Tasty - "Enchanted" Inspired by magical worlds where characters of the mystical and mythical reside. Featuring Alexanrdia Sandlin, Amber Middleton, Braden Duncan, Christine Benjamin, Dawn Schiller, Kaitlin Goodey, Kurtis Rykovich, Lea Barozzi, Lisa Mendoza, Michele Lynch, Sheri DeBow, Simona Candini, and Syd Bee.
Also check out new and exciting work at Chocolatti, Full Circle, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Two Bird Tattoo, Urban Light Studios and more! 

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in Belltown, Friday, 11 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Form/Space Atelier - "Bread of the Presence" by Jannelle Abbott. A recent graduate of Parsons School Of Design NYC, Miss Abbott considers herself to be a maker of things, mover of limbs, and writer of fictitious news. Her practices include garment design and construction with a focus on the ‘zero waste’ methodology, drawing, painting, dancing, dumpster diving, and the utilization of discarded materials. When not making, Janelle is a guide for Bill Speidel’s Underground Seattle, a studio assistant for a local fiber and stone artist, and a highly aggressive cyclist. The act of creation, however, is one means through which Miss Abbott connects with her creator.
Patricia Cameron Gallery - Karin Schminke, "Natural Interludes"
Pintxo & The Upstairs - "Pirates! A Group Show"
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe, Rudy's Barber Shop, Seattle Ink & Oil, Stylus Salon, and more! 

Amy Hamblin @ Spark Studio
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Ballard, Saturday, 12 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Spark Studio - Amy Hamblin, wire sculpture 
Check out new work at Annie's Art &Frame, Art & Soul, Ballard Metal Arts, Ballard Works, The BalMar, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, Building C Studios, Cupcake Royal, Filthy Rich, Habitude, Kiss Cafe, Liberte, Miro Tea, Monster Art & Clothing, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, the Sunset Tavern, Venue, and more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in the Central District, Saturday,
12 October from 6-9pm. Check out new happenings at the Neptune Gallery Sculpture Garden, Atelier Autumnthing, Hi-Spot Cafe, Pratt Fine Art Centre, Twilight Exit and more!
Kyle Jorgenson @ LxWxH

The 2nd Saturday Art Attack in Georgetown, Saturday 12 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
American Pie - James Hubbard, wood block prints
Krab Jab Studios - "DIVINITY: The Art of Divination" A group show exploring the various forms of divination using the vision of the artist's eye. Works of art in this show rang from the illustrational to expressionistic, in both 2D and 3D. Our artists hail from all parts of the globe as well as from Seattle, and come together in an explosion of visual mystique. Featuring work by Heather Hudson, Laura Cameron, Javier S Ortega, Kree Arvanita, Yvette Endrijautzski, and more!
LxWxH Gallery - "Kinetic Theories" by Kyle Jorgenson. This solo show is Salt Lake City artist Kyle Jorgensen's Seattle debut, featuring geometrically patterned drawings and paintings which resemble video game environments, graphic data charts, and surreal representations of nature and topography.
LxWxH Subscription Project - This box set features original work by Crystal Barbre, Michael Alm, and a small book by Kirsten Anderson. Titled "Anima", this box set is about the nature of man and animal; the true unconscious inner self of an individual as opposed to the outer self; and the dissection of things to further understand them. This collection of art comes in a beautifully hand-crafted box made by Steve Leroux! This box set is now SOLD OUT!
Also check out new work at Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Nautilus Studios, The Roving Gallery, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe, Wax Expressions, and more!

"Mourning Market" at El Corazon, Sunday, 13 October from noon-5pm. Come and join us for our 5th year as "Seattle's Premier Dark Theme Market." Get dressed up in your finest, darkest garb. Spend the day strolling through El Corazon all the while shopping at over 40 of the Pacific Northwest's spookiest artists, visit with friends, and enjoy some drinks. Mourning Market is all Ages. $1 entrance fee.

The 3rd Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds, Thursday, 17 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Doctor Who", Whovian art and accessories featuring me (Braden Duncan), Corey Skillman, Rachel Setzer, and more! In addition to the art walk, Otherworlds regularly hosts fun and exciting steampunk/gamer/geek/sci-fi/fantasy/gothic/horror-themed events!  
Cheesemongers is right next door if you find yourself in need of something delicious, and you can check out new work at ARTspot, Arts Now, C'est La Vie, The Papery, Red Petal Cakes, Stunningly Strange Gallery, and more than 30 other Edmonds art spaces!

The 3rd Friday Art Walk in the University District, Friday, 18 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
BC Surf & Sport - "Masks of Terror." Celebrate Halloween early at Masks of Terror, a group art show sponsored by Imperial Motion clothing. We'll be featuring a ton of amazing local artists as we deck the halls with freakishly frightening Halloween masks and sip on ice cold brews. Bring some singles for raffle tickets to be sure you go home with more treats than tricks. Join us!
Boulevard Grocery - Jeff Farnam, "Art by Jeff MF"
Gargoyles Statuary - "Dark Arts & Spirits," Craig Luckenbach, Denny Sargent, Luke Green & Mike Mullins.
Starbucks Coffee - Juliya Ziskina, coffee paintings
Also see new work at Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Lucid GalleryTrabant Coffee & Chai and more! Don't forget to stop by Boulevard Grocery for a bag of fresh-roasted coffee hand-painted by a local Seattle artist!

"Ghosts in the Machine" at Ltd Gallery, Thursday, 24 October from 6-9pm. Behind every great game is a team of talented artists that build worlds, design characters, and determine the look and feel of your gaming experience. The unique exhibition of art will delve into the personal work of the artists who created some of the most loved video games of the century. Join the art team from Bungie studios (the folks that brought you Marathon and Myth) as they show off their talented artists and give you a sneak peak at the world they are building from the exciting new game, Destiny. This show is must see for any gaming fan. Featuring: Joseph Cross, Jamie Jones, Jesse Van Dijk, Ryan Demita, and Dorje Bellbrook. Curated by Siolo Thompson and Bungie Art Director, Christopher Barrett.

"Steamcon V: Around the World" at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency, Friday-Sunday, 25-27 October. Featuring merchants, artists, performances, music (including Abney Park!), games, demonstrations, costumes, food, and more! Check out my (Braden Duncan's) "Mechanical Aviary" in the Art Exhibition, and say hi to Blue Moon Designs, Echo Chernik, Lastwear, Stray Cat Armoury, Tyrranical, Piratical Treasures, and more in the Hall of Vendors!

"Bemis Fall 2013 Artist Open House" at Bemis Arts, 26-27 October. This event is one of two events we hold each year to showcase resident artists work as well the work of guest artists who come to share their work and fabulous energy with all of us. Our other event is held in the Spring, so watch for it, and be sure to come. This month, we will be helping you to celebrate Halloween with creativity, merriment, song and fabulous company. We will have guest artists showing on two floors, music on the 4th floor. Artist lofts will be open so you may see works in progress, meet the artists, and enjoy this stunning building and the unique artists’ lofts that most have yet to see. This really is a very unique building that is as much a part of the fanfare as are the artists and their work. We hope to see you all here with your bright and shining smiles. Costumes are joyfully encouraged; some of us will be dressing up all weekend!


The SAAM is featuring "A Fuller View of China, Japan & Korea." The exhibition runs through 13 April 2014. Dr. Richard Fuller’s 40 years as the museum’s founding director are the bedrock of its history, and his passion for art resonates with collectors of his time and beyond. In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, this installation shows how Dr. Fuller, his family and friends, and several more recent Seattle collectors, built SAM’s celebrated Asian art collections. Featuring some of SAM’s best-loved works such as the Poem Scroll with Deer, the installation showcases the incredible quality and diversity that make SAM’s Asian art collection one of the finest in the country. The selected Chinese paintings and calligraphy also celebrate the launch of an innovative online scholarly catalogue, a multi-year project sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Foundation. (from

The SAM is currently featuring a multitude of exhibits! Check out:
"Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon." Discover the mysteries of Machu Picchu, treasures from royal tombs and archeological wonders from one of the cradles of civilization in Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon. More than 3,000 years of artistic history reveal a land of rich complexity and startling beauty. This unusually wide-ranging exhibition covers archeology, ancient rituals, royal ceremonies, conquest and colonization, the formation of the republic and the emergence of a new national identity. Experience the unfolding of culture through the creative achievements of Peru, from gold funerary masks to modern folk art. The Seattle Art Museum is proud to be the only U.S. venue presenting this spectacular exhibition of more than 300 works, including national treasures never before seen outside of Peru. (from
"Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection," spanning 4 decades and over 5000 works of art, the Vogels gifted each of the 50 states with 50 works a piece. These are the pieces on display in WA State, and the rest of the collection can be seen at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Show closes Sunday, 27 October.
"Minimal Art and Its Legacy." As a reaction to the dominance of abstract painting in the 1940s and ‘50s, many artists in the 1960s turned in new directions. A growing consideration for an object’s relationship to its surrounding space and an interest in supplanting the subjective, expressive gesture of the painter with a rational pre-determined method marked much of the new work. Show runs through 3 November.
"In a Silent Way," photographic reflections on African American identities and histories. Show runs through 1 December.
"William Cordova: Machu Picchu After Dark," installation sculpture. Show runs through 19 January 2014.
"From Abstract Expressionism to Coloured Planes." Early in the 1940s, artists in New York began to develop an expressive, abstract style of painting that was a stark departure from previous ideas, both artistically and historically. Up until World War II, the center of artistic production in the West had been Paris, and artists from around Europe, the United States and South America had flocked there to study and to work. This changed profoundly in the 1940s. Featuring Arshile Gorky, Hans Hoffman, Jackson Pollack, and Lee Krasner.

David Hartt @ Henry Art Gallery

The Henry Art Gallery is currently hosting "Stray Light" in the North Galleries, photographic work by David Hartt. Also in the North Galleries are "The Photographs of Ray K. Metzger" and "Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan 1880-1930." All shows run through 5 January 2014. 
"Burial" at The Frye

The fall 2013 season at the Frye Art Museum opens with "Frye Salon", a re-staging of the Founding Collection as it was installed in the home gallery of Charles and Emma Frye. Over the course of four seasons, Frye Salon will be activated by an ambitious series of episodic exhibitions, performances, screenings, and discursive programs by artists and scholars. Featured performances include:
Episode 1: "Joshua Kohl", ongoing sound installation through 20 October
Episode 2: "Mark Mitchel: Burial", ensembles to clothe the dead, ongoing installation through 20 October 
The Frye also hosts an art lecture series every Thursday night.

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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