Thursday, December 5, 2013

DECEMBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of December (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! Most of us are fans of Christmas and Hannukah, but don't forget National Repeal Day (the end of Prohibition, 5th), Bathtub Party Day (5th), Take it in the Ear Day (8th), Bill of Rights Day (15th), National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (16th), and Look on the Bright Side Day (21st)! December is the month of gifts and family and fun! I've said it before, and I'll say it again, shop local, buy unique, and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ART SCENE! :)


"Picture's Worth a Thousand Words" at Ltd Gallery. A new art show that allows the artist to move away from the cues of visual mediums and instead draw inspiration from the many wonderful characters and worlds from literature. From Edgar Allan Poe to Michael Crichton, over 40 artists will imagine their own literary favorites in a new light, including Aaron Jasinski, Augie Pagan, Christopher J Olson, Crystal Barbre, Levi Hastings, Mikeatron, Syd Brown, Tnglr, and more!


Alan Abdulkader @ AXIS
Tony Angell @ Foster/White

Pam Galvani & Lee Withington @ Shift
Pete Fleming @ SOIL

John Brophy @ Roq la Rue

The 1st Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, Thursday, 5 December from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
AXIS Pioneer Square - Alan Abdulkader, multi-media. Born in Kurdistan, (Northern Iraq), Alan spent much of his time traveling between Turkey, Iran, and Syria during early childhood moving around with his family for a safe zone after the Kurds had been attacked by the dictator regimes. For nearly seven years, Alan lived in a Syrian refugee camp with his family before moving to the United States in 1997. Growing up in a politically charged environment, Alan’s life contained many turns and questions and continues to influence his works. Since his arrival to the United Sates, he has been involved in multiple studies of art and architecture. This incredible exhibition will include digital illustration, photography, painting and film. If you can't attend opening night, you can catch the show until February 2nd, 2014. Also, "Howlidays 2: Dogs on Parade" Howlidays will bring out dog lovers, their pups, and some amazing holiday inspired outfits!
Foster/White Gallery - Tony Angell, sculpture
Greg Kucera Gallery - Miles Cleveland Goodwin & Gregory Blackstock
Shift - In the Studio: Pam Galvani & Lee Withington. In the WA State Convention Centre Gallery: "Palimpsets I" featuring 17 artists exhibiting layers of textural mark-making, process, and materiality.
SOIL - "IMPORT/EXPORT" featuring two Glasgow artists - one a recent émigré, the other still residing in Scotland - Pete Fleming and Ross Hamilton Frew will show for the first time together in the US. Also, "Reluctant as Any Landscape" by Julie Alexander.
Roq la Rue - John Brophy, "Breaking the Spell" and Femke Hiemstra, "The Timid Cabbage." Roq La Rue is pleased to welcome new consumer/cultural paintings by John Brophy and Femke Hiemstra's miniature fairy tale paintings and official book release!
Trabant Coffee - "Similar/Singular Solstice" curated by Braden Duncan. Trabant is happy to welcome the first annual Snowflake Show! Laser cut snowflake ornaments decorated by over a dozen local artists!
 Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Angle Gallery, Art Xchange, The Belfry Oddities, 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, Pioneer Square Saloon, Punch, Room 104 Gallery, SAM, SAM Gallery, Stonington Gallery, TK Artist Lofts, and more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!

Roger Bellm @ Atlas

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Fremont, Friday, 6 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Atlas Clothing - Curtis Ashby, Roger Bellm & William Christ
Also check out new work at ArtFX Gallery, Asgard Tavern, Bellefleur Lingerie, evo Timesinfinity Gallery, Frame Up Studios, Fremont Health Club, GiGi Retro Inspired Clothing, Hub and Bespoke, Johnson Architects, Makerhaus, Pel'MeniDumpling Tzar, Portgage Bay Goods, Sanachi Massage, Saturn, Space, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Madison Park, Friday, 6 December 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!

Terry Siebert @ Bainbridge Arts & Crafts
The 1st Friday Art Walk in Bainbridge Island, Friday, 1 November from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts &Crafts - "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" featuring 30 artists!
Roby KingGallery - Pamela Wachtler & Randena Walsh, oil & pastel
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!

"Punk Rock Flea Market" at the Underground Events Centre in Belltown, Saturday, 7 December from noon-8pm. This is Seattle’s ONLY Punk Rock Flea Market! Under ground, above board, and 100% unambiguous! The bargains, beats and booze flow freely ALL DAY. The PRFM is a full on flea market with everything from music and clothing, to furniture, computers, stereo equipment, handmade apparel, shoes, vegan treats, porn, info from nonprofit groups, books, art, bikes, skateboards and whatever else we can fit into the space. Our “Punk Rock” name refers as much to the DIY spirit of the event as it does to any particular music or lifestyle. The Underground Event Center in Belltown is a mean and dirty little place, and we cram 55 vendors into the venue for the December show. Just $1 to get in!

Drawing Jam at Gage
"Drawing Jam '13" at Gage Academy of Art, Saturday, 7 December from 9am-9pm. A wide variety of drawing materials will be provided at no cost, and each studio will be filled with easels waiting for artists. Drawing Jam features a cast of over 50 models throughout the building – including dancers, musicians and costumed performers serving as gesture models, and nude figure models available for traditional sessions. Costumed models include the “Stars of Seattle” - a group of local celebrities, which in the past have included performers from Teatro ZinZanni, Nancy Guppy, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the SeaFair Pirates!

Braden Duncan, "Wind-Up Mini CXI" @ Cellar Door
The 1st Saturday Art Walk in Port Townsend, Saturday, 7 December 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 - "Wonder" Northwest Painters, Victor Sandblom and Zanetka Kralova Gawronski, invite us into their wonder-filled worlds.
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). 

"Open Studios" at Inscape Arts, Sunday, 8 December from noon-6pm. Inscape will open its doors for Open Studios on Sunday, December 8th. More than fifty artists and artisans will be showcasing work in a wide range of media that includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, glass jewelry, textiles, metalwork, bike building and more. Discover wonderful art and find the perfect gift for the holiday season. Most of the art on display will be available for sale in a wide range of sizes, styles and prices. Join hundreds of fellow artists, gallery owners, collectors and art lovers and experience a fun afternoon filled with art, live demos, music, food and drink. This event is also family friendly when kids are kept in view.

The 2nd Wednesday Art Walk in Wallingford takes place May-September from 6-9pm.
Until then, you can always find art 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 it's fantastic and ridiculous, and you won't be disappointed...
Troy Gua @ SAM Gallery

"Sparkling Reopening Celebration" for the SAM Gallery at the Seattle Art Museum, Thursday, 12 December from 6-8pm. Celebrate the opening of SAM Gallery’s new location inside SAM Shop with the solo show by Northwest artist Troy Gua featuring new works from the artist’s widely recognized series, Pop Hybrids. Gua combines the images of pop icons (from Lady Gaga to Ronald Reagan, Jack Kennedy to Divine), and leaves it up to us to figure out who’s who. Enjoy a glass of wine strolling through the new gallery space inside the shop at the Seattle Art Museum. In addition, local artist Jennifer Zwick will feature a version of her photography series, I'm In The Living Room!, 2012. Complimenting Gua’s Pop Hybrid collection, Zwick will make a SAM Gallery version of her 'Head Shots' project and will photograph guests at the opening.

Kate Protage @ Ghost
John Osgood @ Poco Wine & Spirits

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in Capitol Hill, Thursday, 12 December from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Cloud Gallery at Frame Central - "Scissors, Paper, Glue" featuring collage work by Craig van den Bosch, Eric Edwards, Kree Arvanitas, Marty Gordon, Melanie Reed, Salyna Gracie, Tim Manthey, and the Collagemonauts!
Ghost Gallery - In addition to the continuing "Holiday Mini Extravaganza," Ghost Gallery is hosting a special off-site exhibition of "City Lights" by Kate Protage! See her city-scape mylar paintings at the Oddfellows Building on the 4th floor (Suite 401)!
Ltd Gallery - "Star Wars the Art Show: Episode III" Ltd. Art Gallery brings some Holiday Cheer to a galaxy far far away with our third annual Star Wars Art Show. A collection of original and limited edition artwork inspired by the greatest saga ever told.
Poco Wine + Spirits - "Duality" by John Osgood, aerosol & acrylic abstraction
The IN Arts Collective - "The Holidays are Bazaar" featuring the visual art of local hand made craft vendors. Holiday Bazar Gnar and warm clothing drive to follow. Special showing of Gaydolf"s Very Vulgar Christmas in our basement theater at 9pm. (This show is also being filmed. Be a part of history!)
True Love Gallery - "Collage Barrage" A show of mixed media collages by David Wright, Jenny Olay, Kerstin Graudins, Scott Dalrymple, Amy Blunden, Diana Cardiff, Jason Middelton, Shiloah Reina and more! Music by David Miles Huber. Refreshments will be served.
Also check out new work a Apocalypse Tattoo, Blindfold Gallery, Boom Noodle, Cafe PettiRosso, Cupcake Royale, High 5 Pie, Joe Bar, Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Retrofit HomeVermilion, and more!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 12 December from 9.30pm til late. 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.

Nia Michaels @ Arts West

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in West Seattle, Thursday, 12 December from 6-9pm. In addition to the Art Walk, many of the local businesses in West Seattle will also be featuring a Holiday Bazaar! Selected shows:
Arts West - "Regeneration" a group show featuring Elizabeth Reed Smith, Laura Ahola-Young, Nia Michaels & Scott Mayberry.
Twilight Gallery - "Haberdashery for the Holidays" Celebrate the holiday season with this preview and trunk show of the innovative designs of Jonquil & Mr. Black and Lovewell Couture, created by local designers Jordan Christianson and Brenda Bryan.
Wild Rose's - Janet Ramble, Kelly Turner & Judy Dobson, oil painting an trunk show!
Also check out new work at Click! Design That Fits, The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shadowland, Shoofly Pie, Skylark Cafe, West 5, Windermere, and more!

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in the Greenwood-Phinney neighbourhood, Friday, 13 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Bherd Studios - "It's Ornamental!" We have special guest artists creating original and limited edition ornaments & small sculptures for the holiday gift giving season featuring work from CASH, Carlos Aguilar, Braden Duncan, Kate Protage, Sensei23, Kellie Talbot and John Osgood. Stop by for some Hot Toddies as well as the encore opening of Spectral Menagerie featuring Megon Shore & Joe Vollan. Also, encore opening of "Spectral Menagerie" Seattle artists Joe Vollan and Megon Shore explore the afterworld of the animal kingdom in their collaborative exhibition, Spectral Menagerie. Ghost animals, deaths-head moths and nodding calla lilies appear in their paintings, charting a course through the afterlife that is by turns eerie, haunting and beautiful.
Echo Echo - "Deck the Walls." It's that time of year! Join us for our next art walk on Dec 13th for Deck The Walls. Art makes a great gift and we will have a ton of art most priced at $100 or less. Come down, hang out and find something awesome!
Tasty - "Final Holiday Art Showcase!" After four years of awesome, Tasty will be closing its doors officially on 31January 2014. Their lease is up, and the owners have some exciting new adventures planned for the near future! Celebrate Tasty's last holiday show with affordably priced work by Braden Duncan, Corey Skillman, Court Hoffman, Jesse Redstone, Krista Jefferson, Michele Lynch, Phresha Le Vandalé, Sarah Chambers, Siolo Thompson, Elizabeth Desiree and Jesse Link!
Push/Pull - "Grand Opening!" There's a brand new art space in the Greenwood Collective! Artists Maxx and Seth Goodkind will feature their art, apparel and all the other magical creations they make. We'll serve you a drink and feed you a snack. Come lounge by the fireplace and chat with us about why we make the crazy things we do. As always Push/Pull is a permanent drop off location for the Greenwood Food Bank. Drop off a non-perishable item and receive a free item from us with a green dot.
The Space is Ours - "Santa Scared the Piss Out of Me" Artwork and artstuffs by TNGLR, Mantisart, Andrew Miller, narboo, Joseph Brooks, and Starheadboy. Delicious beer by Kevin Sullivan.
Also check out new and exciting work at Chocolatti, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Two Bird Tattoo, Urban Light Studios and more! 

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in Belltown, Friday, 13 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Crocodile Cafe - "Back Bar Flea Market" 3-7pm. Every 2nd Friday of the month as part of the Belltown Art Walk, a group of local artisans and crafts people get together to display hand made one of a kind creations for you!
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 - "The Garden of Joys" by Tatiana Garmendia
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber Shop, Sassafras, Seattle Ink & Oil, Stylus Salon, and more! 

Daisy Sky Studio

"Open Studio Group Show" at Daisy Sky Studio, Friday & Saturday, 13 & 14 December from 4-8pm. Featuring fused glass by Kit Leonard (IslandView Studio), jewelry & special finds by Marin Curry (ReDeFind Vintage), and original paintings by Kari Westphal (DaisySky Studio). We will have holiday treats to share.  Come by on your way to the lights of Candy Cane Lane, just around the corner! All ages welcome!

"Seattle Arts Coalition Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair" at Trabant Coffee in Pioneer Square. Saturday, 14 December from 10am-2pm. Come support your community's artists and crafters AND find some unique gifts for the loves in your life! (And grab some fuel for the rest of your Saturday). The SEATTLE ARTS COALITION is an emerging organization dedicated to promoting artist engagement within the Seattle community. Vendors include Angelina Tolentino, Braden Duncan (BCDuncan Design), Corey Skillman (Weezil Works), Gwyddon Zee (ZStar Designs), Kathryn Arpin, Rachel Setzer (Setzer Studio Arts), Grace Wood (Tiny Fat Bird Studio), and more!

"Holiday Art Fair!" at Vermillion, Saturday, 14 December from 1-4pm. Vermillion is offering a chance to view and purchase a diverse selection of art by artists represented by 7 talented local dealers - some who have alternative ways of selling art, others who are either newly opened or are underrepresented in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Our first annual Holiday Art Fair will feature reasonably priced fine art that is available to purchase immediately to take home - everything from rare prints to framed paintings. Food and drink will be available and all ages are welcome. Featuring: Blindfold Gallery, Cullom Gallery, LxWxH, M.I.A. Gallery, Photo Center NW, Roq La Rue, & SEASON!

"Vergissmeinnicht (Forget Me Not)" at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. Opening reception: Saturday, 14 December from 6-10pm. Normally I wouldn't post about an out-of town show, but this marks the debut solo exhibit of Seattle artist Redd Walitzki! If you find yourself in San Francisco this weekend, go see Redd's ethereal fairy-like creatures redered exquisitely in oil and mixed media on laser cut panels.

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Ballard, Saturday, 14 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Full Tilt - David Ryan, stencils on vinyl and Carlos Valdez, collage
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, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue, and more!

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk in the Central District, Saturday,
14 December 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!

Cristin Ford @ LxWxH

The 2nd Saturday Art Attack in Georgetown, Saturday 14 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
9lb Hammer - "6th Annual Art Jam," live art at 8pm, all art under $50
American Pie - "Mechanical Aviary" by Braden Duncan
Krab Jab Studios - "Enlightenment Cabinet: Chamber of Wonders" a group exhibit by local, national and international artists: "The Enlightenment Cabinet: a Chamber of Wonders", portraying a memory theater and microcosm of the world, including odd objects belonging to natural history, archaeology, religious relics, curio paintings, science and antiquities.
LxWxH Gallery - "Planar Visions" by Cristin Ford. This solo show with Cristin Ford features a series of folded paper sculptures representing a gradient, acrylic sculptures, and a hand painted installation in one half of the gallery. Ford's work in paper incorporates soft edges and prismatic folded shapes, while her acrylic sculptures continue to explore the vertical form of skyscrapers and city skylines. Layers of line and shapes build an environmental topography to engulf the viewer in a fictional landscape in a site-specific wall installation.
LxWxH Subscription Project - "Every Day." This individual artist set features original work by Rumi Koshino and a chapbook by Jennifer Borges Foster. Titled LxWxH (xED) -"EveryDay", this issue of LxWxH is a languid study of fleeting moments in daily life both beautiful and tragic, and sometimes quiet. $150 for the set.
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, 15 December from noon-5pm. With the Holiday season approaching fast, we are excited about our upcoming Mourning Market at El Corazon Dec 15th 2013. We will once again be giving away 50 FREE bags filled with goodies from our generous Vendors and Sponsors when we open the doors. Make a statement this year and support the talented artists and sponsors participating in our show and BUY and SUPPORT HANDMADE this year! Time to get your freaky shopping done!

Starving Artists on Parade presents the "Island of Misfit Toys" at the Highline, Monday, 16 December from 10pm-late. Join us December 16th for a night of perverted childhood pleasures as we look under the XXXmas tree to unwrap our favorite toys with a twist. 

The 3rd Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds, Thursday, 19 December from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Nightmare Before Christmas" featuring a dozen local artists and Tim Burton themed art! 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, 20 December from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Gargoyles Statuary - "The Cat in the Picture" by Heidy Estey, paintings
Also see new work at BC Surf & Sport, Boulevard Grocery, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Lucid Gallery, Starbucks Coffee, Trabant 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!


Thuy-Van Vu @ Gage

Steele Gallery opening presents: "// SIGHTLINES" at Gage Academy of Art. Inspired by the "BUSTER SIMPSON // SURVEYOR" retrospective exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, // SIGHTLINES presents the perspectives of five Seattle artists on the build-up of the detritus of a life lived and our choices about what to save (or document) and what to toss. With reference to Simpson’s self-documented performances, environmental activism, and the fleeting utility of objects and structures in the landscape, artists include Thuy-Van Vu, Iole Alessandrini, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Whiting Tennis and Allyce Wood.

Chandler Woodfin @ Gage

"Dirty River" by Chandler Woodfin at Gage Academy of Art. Chandler uses watercolor to explore the interference of humans into the landscape. These places are beautiful and bright, but also sick. They bloom and flourish with overabundance, but the soil and water are frail. These environments are vulnerable and fevered.

Deborah Faye Lawrence @ Hedreen Gallery

"Discordia" at the Hedreen Gallery. Herdeen presents work by two masters of collage, Deborah Faye Lawrence and Monica René Rochester. Drawing on one of the original forms of media remix and mashup culture, both artists use different approaches to paratactic image-making while demonstrating the esoteric and political elasticity of the medium. Artist talk & closing reception: Sunday, 12 January 2014 from 6-7.30pm.

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
"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. 

Franz von Stuck @ The Frye

The Frye Art Museum is currently featuring "Franz von Stuck." Franz von Stuck (1863–1928) was a renowned Symbolist painter, architect, designer, and cofounder of the Munich Secession. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth and the 120th anniversary of his American debut, Franz von Stuck is celebrated in the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to his accomplishments. The exhibition showcases his graphic and architectural design and his photography, as well as spectacular canvases that generated both praise and controversy among American critics of his day for their “cachet of strangeness, which comes from a modern treatment of legendary, biblical, mystic or symbolic subjects.” (from  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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