Sunday, December 1, 2013

TASTY Delectable Collectibles: So Long and Thanks for All the Art!

Sometimes I come across an art space that is almost too amazing for words, but then I realise I have to put it into words, otherwise people won't understand the full appeal simply from seeing my enthusiastic bouncing. TASTY Delectable Collectibles is one such amazing art space.

As soon as you walk in the door, it's like you've entered a candy-coated world of playful enchantment. Swirls of bright light red and lime green create a backdrop of whimsy for the collection of one-of-a-kind works from local, national, and international artists. Felted puppets sit side by side with stripey Frankensocks and bobble headed dolls. Happily lit displays house handmade jewellery, ceramic sculptures, tiny top hats, and accessories for all ages!

For the past 4 years, March 2010 to be exact, Tasty proprietors Sheri and Sean have created an art space that supports Seattle artists and showcases out of town talent. The exhibitions are consistently colourful, thought-provoking, and visually dynamic. Their unique variety of artistic offerings make Tasty a must-see gallery in the Greenwood neighbourhood.

Unfortunately for Seattle's art community, and due to a convergence of factors, Tasty will be officially closing it's doors at the end of January. They will be hosting a series of sales before the final countdown, including the "Holiday Art Showcase" during the 2nd Friday Art Walk on 13 December and the encore opening for the 10 January Art Walk. There will also be a special Farewell Champagne Social on New Years Eve! Stop in, say hi, pick up a fun art thing while you still can, and thank Sheri and Sean for being fantastic.

From the folks at Tasty:


Tasty will be closing it’s retail storefront at 7513 Greenwood Ave N. in Seattle Washington on January 31, 2014. The gallery’s owner, Sheri Hauser, says “I feel truly lucky to have had the opportunity to serve the public, my neighborhood, and the local art community for the past four years.” Since opening Tasty, Sheri worked hard to promote her Phinney Ridge & Greenwood neighborhood. She was a founding member of the business advisory board at the Phinney Neighborhood Association and is one of the directors of the Greenwood Arts Council. With the help of a handful of other passionate neighborhood Art Walk organizers, she formed a non-profit called the Art Walk Consortium and launched in the service of promoting all 14 independently produced monthly art walks Seattle-wide. In the four years of running Tasty, Sheri sold original artworks and handmade products, from over 250 different regional artists, building and nurturing those relationships, including members of her own family!
Her husband Sean paints and custom makes Funko toys, her mother and sister–in-law are both ceramic artists and even her daughter has sold paintings at Tasty! By-The-Way: Sean says they are having a HUGE toy clearance sale starting December 1st and running all month and into January with new (in-box) bobble-heads selling for as cheap as $3.00!

Please join Sheri & Sean on Friday the 13th of December for their FINAL HOLIDAY ART SHOWCASE during PhinneyWood’s Art Up & Chow Down event from 6-10pm. Champagne and hot chocolate will be flowing.

December hours will include being back open on Sundays from 12-5, plus the usual Tuesday-Saturday 11-6 (open til 7pm closer to Christmas).

SAVE THE DATE for a very special Champagne send-off on our 4 year anniversary of signing the lease... Tuesday, 12/31/13 from 6-8pm (yes, that IS new years eve!)

Be well, inspired!
PS: To inquire about renting their 1,000 sq ft storefront after February, contact the new building owners, Steve and Diana of Sip & Ship (who moved in next door) at 7511 Greenwood 206.890.9810. 

Support your local art scene! Cheers!

~ BCDuncan

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