Sunday, June 1, 2014

JUNE Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of June (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! It's also the summer solstice and Pride month, so celebrate the changing of the seasons and everything that makes you special, and join the Seattle community as we stand behind equal rights for all! You can also give these days a celebratory try: Hug Your Cat Day (4th), National Doughnut Day (6th), Name Your Poison Day (8th), Fathers' Day (15th), International Panic Day (18th), Camera Day (29th), and more! So enjoy the sun, enjoy the art, and enjoy yourself!


"Parallels" @ Henry
"Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane"  at the Henry Art Gallery, performance art. Show runs thru 8 June!

"Constellation: An Overture to the Zodiac" (encore) at Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma. "The Enlightenment Cabinet" is a wandering art exhibition curated by artist Yvette Endrijautzki. Featuring over forty local, national and international artists will introduce their own interpretation of the 12 Zodiac signs, this exhibit approaches the subject in many different media. From sculpture to illustration, from painting to mixed media, a diversity of the zodiacal. Show runs thru 14 June!

"Whoa Gnarly! A 90's Art Show" at Ltd Gallery. Do you even remember the size of Zach Morris' phone? AS IF! It was a decade of new beginnings and flashy shirts. Keanues ruled the oceans and Fresh Princes ruled the land. The Truth was Out There to be discovered by plaid ridden youth. Girl you know it’s true. This collection of over 30 artists want to believe. Join us to celebrate favorite pop culture moments from the 90's! Show runs thru 15 June!


Calvin Ma @ Abmeyer + Wood
Howard Marlow @ Punch
Andy Kehoe & Red Walitzki @ Roq la Rue

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 5 June from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Abmeyer + Wood - "Homebodies: In My Shell" by Calvin Ma
AXIS Pioneer Square - "In Danger" by Justin Kane Elder. This series of work is intended to give voice to the disturbing amount of endangered species across the planet. In our short life span we have witnessed multiple species being eradicated from the planet at an alarming rate. Every subject presented in this body of work is vanishing. Soon there will only be photographic evidence left of their existence. 
The Belfry Oddities - "Rabid Hands Tattoo Group Art Show"
Flatcolor Gallery - Baso Fibonacci. Baso is a painter and muralist who currently lives in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. His paintings use subject matter such as animals and flora as a way to play with the aesthetics of color and composition. His current show is a series of paintings of colorful and elaborately detailed floral arrangements painted on plexiglass mounted on steel backgrounds.
Greg Kucera Gallery - "Receiver" by Marie Watt, silkscreen & textile
Occidental Park - "ARTSparks" launch featuring Dylan Neuworth & Tariqua Waters
and more! 

Punch - "Bite" by Howard Barlow. In his current body of work Howard Barlow blends disembodied dog jaws, ambiguous skeletal structures with slumping fleshy bases, glow-in-the-dark powder-coated steel forms with shotgun appendages, and tacky fake dog fur to create a series of armed but peculiarly flaccid sculptures. This work is a continuation of his exploration of the symbiotic relationships of protection, vulnerability, violence, and threat.
Roq la Rue - "When We Break" by Redd Walitzki and "Inner Mystic" by Andy Kehoe
SOIL - "Mistiko: A Performance Installation by Candied Calamari." Candied Calamari is a collaboration between artists Rachel Debuque and Danielle Peters. Debuque and Peters met at the University of Georgia and formed by their collaboration over an interest in pattern, performance, and color.
Trabant Coffee - "Don't Lick the Fine Print" by the Collagemonauts. The Collagemonauts are taking over Trabant with a delectable series of collage works! We invite you to look as closely as you like, just don't lick the fine print... 
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Angle Gallery, Art Xchange, Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110goCstudio, Heart, Gallery IMA, Linda Hodges Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square Saloon, Platform Gallery, Room 104 Gallery, SAM, SAM Gallery, Shift, 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!

The Burien (B-Town Beat) ~ Thursday, 5 June from 6-9pm. Each business participating with visual art will host an artist that incorporates craft in their artwork. This could include needlework, quilting, mixed media, ceramics, glass, weaving, knitting, crochet, macrame, and much more! Selected shows:
Burien Press - "Face Me" by Tom DesLongchamp
Check out new work at Burien Arts Gallery, Burien Books, Elliott Bay Brewery, Glass Expressions, Maven Mercantile, Phoenix Tea, Skinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

Amber Anderson @ Space
The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 June from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Fremont Jewelry Design - "A Study in Clockwork" by Braden Duncan. There's a mechanised thread of clockwork running through the organic skein of life... New works in watercolour by Braden Duncan.
Northwest Vision Studio - "Open Studio Party" featuring new work by Laura Cameron. Northwest Visions Studio + other participating artists in the Gasworks Gallery building welcome everyone to come hang out with us to enjoy wine, tunes, and lots of cool art!
My walls are going to look much different this time--a lot of my older work is showing elsewhere, so there's more room for newer pieces!

Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar - The HappyTime Apocalypse art collective takes over Pel'Meni!
Space - "Tensegrity Deviations" by Amber Anderson. A new series of encaustic paintings & graphite drawings displayed at the Space building in the Fremont neighborhood. Where anatomical correctness & symmetry typically exist, tensegrity- tension & integrity- is explored when deviations occur within the body's structural system.
Tiny Ninja Cafe - "Digital vs Canvas" featuring Alex Pascual. Forged in traditional art, encoded with the binary sensations of a digital world. Trading paint for pixels and brushes for buttons. Creating in both digital and traditional; animated portraits side-by-side with their canvas cousins. A visual escapade of neon and nostalgia, brought forth from dark dimensions to ethereal bliss. I am paint, I am pixel.
Also check out new work at ArtFX Gallery, Asgard Tavern, Atlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerie, evo Timesinfinity Gallery, Frame Up Studios, Fremont Health Club, Gasworks Gallery, GiGi Retro Inspired Clothing, Hub and Bespoke, Johnson Architects, Makerhaus, Portgage Bay Goods, Sanachi Massage, Saturn, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

"SAM Remix" at SAM, Friday, 6 June from 8pm-late. Details and tickets: Dueling bands. A silent dance party at the top of the escalators. A lone trumpet wailing in the contemporary galleries. Arts and crafts in every corner. Spoken word throwdowns in front of oil paintings. Tap and burlesque and contemporary dance. The only guarantee: no two Remixes are the same. This creative late-night is packed with performances, talks, art making, dancing, and more—all connected to SAM's collection.

Andrew Miller @ Essentia

"Bedtime Stories" by Andrew Miller (MantisArt) at Essentia Matress Store, Friday, 6 June 2014 from 6-9pm. Andrew will be creating live art with the musical accompaniment of Max Perry. Essentia will be holding a drawing for on of our Comfort pillows. Stop in to enjoy the art, music and enter to win.

The Madison Park Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 June 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!

The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 June from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Roby King Gallery - Chris Witkowski and Mike Kowalski
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Arts &Crafts, Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public House, IslandGallery, Pegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStick, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

"Brass Screw Confederacy" in Port Townsend, Friday-Sunday, 6-8 June. The Brass Screw Crew convenes every year in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington. Join us for our 3rd year as we Octopi Port Townsend! This year's festivities are to be bigger and better than ever. The website is still being updated with 2014 event information, but the welcome page has just a taste to wet your whistle. Please keep checking back and watch this years extravaganza unfold!

"Punk Rock Fleamarket" at the Underground Events Centre, Saturday, 7 June from noon-3am. As you may recall, 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 Port Orchard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 7 June from 2-5pm. We will be hosting the Kitsap Humane Society with adoptable cats and kittens located at the Pavilion Event Center on Bay Street, Pony Up Rescue for Equines with horse and pony adoptions on Harrison and Bay Street and Stillpointe Llama Sanctuary with adoptable llamas and alpacas! We'll have Face Painting for adults and kids as well as the antics of a Professional Clown, Critter Crafting at the Library, food specials and lots of MUSIC & ART!

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 7 May from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Decomposition of the Heart" by Scott Kirschner
Also check out new work at Earthenworks Gallery, Forest Gems Gallery, Gallery 9, Max Grover Gallery, Northwind ArtsAlliance, Port Townsend Gallery, Simon Mace 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). 

"Crow/Raven" @ ArtEast
"Crow/Raven: Magic & Mystery" (encore) at ArtEast, Sunday, 8 June from 4-6pm. “To know the crow is to know ourselves,” writes John Marzluff, award-winning author of In the Company of Crows and Ravens. The strange familiarity of crows and ravens has intrigued humans for centuries, inspiring mythic interpretation, artistic expression, and scientific inquiry.   “Crow/Raven: Magic and Mystery” brings together these human responses to crows through two art exhibitions, artist talks, and public lectures. The series runs May 30 through July 12 at the artEAST Art Center and Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. Don't miss public lectures throughout the month by blackbird experts Chris Maynard, John Marzluff, Jessica Damsky, and Judy Lane!

The Wallingford Art Walk takes place July-September from 4-7pm.
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...

Juliette Aristides @ Gage

"Art Talk: Juliette Aristides: In Her Own Words" at Gage Academy of Art, Thursday, 12 June from Gage Atelier from noon30-1.30pm. instructor Juliette Aristides is “a painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art.” What does that mean in terms of the way she approaches her work, and the decisions she makes as to what to paint, and how? Juliette discusses how her art has evolved over time, and how she feels about being a “traditional” realist in an era when such art is often ignored or marginalized in the mainstream art world. Included is a discussion of the core values she thinks are most important to convey to her students.

Kate Protage & Dan Hawkins @ SAM Gallery
"Urban Explorers: Kate Protage & Dan Hawkins" at SAM Gallery, Thursday, 12 June from 6-8pm. Kate Protage creates her moody urban landscapes by photographing the city at night and transforming the image into an oil painting. She says of her work: "There are two worlds that exist in the same physical space: streets that appear gritty and depressing by day turn into an environment infused with a strange kind of lush, dark beauty and romance at night." See new photographs from Dan Hawkins who is well known for his photography of our urban, decaying city centers. Dan's photos often deal with memory and decay depicting empty houses, discarded water towers, chemical factories, crumbling hotels, and a number of derelict mental hospitals and jails.

Cait Willis @ Ghost Gallery
Siolo Thompson @ Joe Bar
The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 12 June from 5-9pm. The Capitol Hill Art Walk is celebrating its 6th Anniversary this month! Pick up a Passport to Art postcard at any venue on the Art Walk, collect 4 stickers from 4 art walk venues, and then trade your Passport for raffle tickets at the After Party at Vermillion. You could win fabulous prizes from businesses around the Hill! Selected shows:
Blindfold Gallery - "Fanfare for the Area Man" by Rachid Bouhamidi. Los Angeles artist Rachid Bouhamidi's paintings celebrate life - they are wildly inventive, colorful, and carry an air of musicality and playfulness.
Cloud Gallery - Adream De Valdivia, Aubry Andersen & Nate Gowdy.
Ghost Gallery - "Catastrophe Museum" by Cait Willis. Cait continues to examine the Glitch and "how smart media affects our lives, work and relationships, and the inherent Ghost in the Machine that could be considered the inherently human imperfection that these glitches are. I use what is called Safari Data Mosh, where I hunt and gather images as they occur in various gadgets. These have grown into white noise paintings based off lo-fi TV snow, QR code well as pieces that explore human branding. Drawing with the glitchy images as they flit by in nanoseconds, these are paintings as well as giclee editions... machine-made, yes, human."
Joe Bar - "Gendered Objects" by Siolo Thompson. In this collection of oil paintings Seattle based artist Siolo Thompson explores the everyday movements of domesticity - the preparation of food, the washing and mending of garments, dressing and undressing. Close up views of women's hands serve as vignettes that are simultaneously figurative and abstract, narrative and conceptual. The works are primarily executed in baby blue and baby pink, the colors that western society uses as the very first salvo in the battle to rigidly define gender. At a time when gender roles are shifting and our collective relationship to the domestic is in flux, these paintings ask the viewer to pause and consider who does 'women's work' belong to now?
Ltd Gallery - "Whoa Gnarly... A 90's Art Show" (encore!)
Poco Wine + Spirits - "Baggage Claim" by Levi Hastings. Levi Hastings explores the art of travel in a new solo show of vibrant watercolors and limited edition prints. Between the wonders of foreign cities and ancient monuments, this show explores the more common, often surreal experiences of lost luggage, extended layovers, crowded trains and airline food
True Love Gallery - "Super Kaiju Monster Invitational" Come join us this month for art inspired by classic Japanese monsters from television, anime, and manga.
Vermillion - The After Party!
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, Boom Noodle, Cafe PettiRosso, Caffe Vita, Capitol Cider, Cupcake Royale, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, In-Arts Collective, Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Paris Eastside, PCNWRetrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill, and more!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 12 June from 9.30pm til late. Featuring Portland artist Davey Cadaver, and vendors Stoneburner Designs, Second Law Fabrications, and Tethy's Tarot and Teas! Every month we bring you the best in Shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock and psych music with your hosts DJs ECHO and Kantrip with guest DJ, Brenan from Jetman Jet Team. 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.

"Summer Moon" @ Twilight Gallery
Paper Plate Studios @ Twilight Gallery
Tiny Fat Bird @ Twilight Gallery
The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 12 June from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Summer Moon: A Small Works Exhibit" with work by local and national artists, priced $200 and under. Tracy from Twilight and Laurie from Ghost are teaming up to present a summertime collection of Miniature Art!Featuring a Trunk Show by Tiny Fat Bird Studio and music by Willow & the Embers!
Also check out new work at Arts West, Click! Design That Fits, The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shadowland, Skylark Cafe, Shoofly Pie, West 5, Wild Rose's, Windermere, and more!
 "Indigenous" @ Bherd Studios
"Party On" @ Push/Pull
The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 13 June from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Bherd Studios - "Indigenous" encore, featuring John Osgood & Solace. The Northwest, more specifically Seattle, is a very interesting place to be an artist. There’s a magic and mysticism in the air and inspiration around every corner. From our folklore to our pop culture, there is a style and grace that is unmistakably us, the indigenous. This area breeds an ultimate respect for its surroundings. It’s a place where nature isn’t afraid to reclaim its territory amongst the urban sprawl. It’s with this spirit that we present a new collection of work that unearths some of what makes this area so electric. From the tiniest of creature to the beasts we’re so well known for, prepare to be immersed in our corner of the world visualized through the collaboration of two indigenous artists; Solace and John Osgood.
Echo Echo - "It's Personal" featuring new works by the Echo Echo crew!
Naked City Brewery - Casey Brookbush
Push/Pull - "Party On!" Seth and Maxx are at it again with June art walk at Push/Pull bringing you new work. Seth promises something dead, something gross, famous people you probably never head of and fresh zines. Maxx promises new bright paintings that look sweet and/or nice at first but are weird and disturbing when you look closer. So come drink our booze and eat our food and keep supporting our odd little gallery.
Quadrapus - Soul Batteries, drawings in glass and perspective oil color paintings
Also check out new and exciting work at Chocolatti, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, School of Rock, The Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattoo, Urban Light Studios, Warlock Labs, and more!

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 13 June from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
A/NT Gallery - "Photopolis: Art of the City" Featuring the photography of Lateefha Kennedy, Shehab Hossain, Rich Mann, and Stan Schiff, along with all the artist members of A/NT. Also opening this night, we'll have "The Decay of an American Dream," a photography exhibit from Alli Curtis, documenting the foreclosure of homes and businesses across America.
Form/Space Atelier - "The Totem Series" by Al Doggett. Inspired by the monumental three-dimensional totems found in various cultures, will illustrate the the connection between contemporary indigenous people and their ancestral past, using imagery from the natural world created with a variety of media, including acrylic, charcoal, gouache and photographic images. The works will be created on canvas and other archival art surfaces.
Stylus Salon - "Chasing the Dream" by Vikram Madan. Solo art show featuring new and existing whimsical works! Show runs thru 4 July.
Also check out brand new work at Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe,  Patricia Cameron Gallery, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber Shop, Sassafras, Seattle Ink & Oil, and more!

The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 14 June from 6-9pm. Selected shows: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, Full Tilt, Habitude, Kiss Cafe, Liberte, Miro Tea, Monster Art & Clothing, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue and more!

The Central District Art Walk ~ Saturday, 14 June 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!

Tim Cross @ LxWxH
LxWxH Box Set
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 10 May from 6-9pm. This month is the Georgetown Carnival from noon-10pm, to coincide with the art walk! Selected shows: 
Georgetown Liquor Company - "The Fine Art of Nicolas Cage" group show! Do you like Nicolas Cage? Do you like art? Have you always, secretly, in the deepest darkest part of your subconscious heart of hearts really wanted to see an artistic tribute to one of the coolest actors around? We thought so! That's why you're invited to witness this spectacular event!
Krab Jab Studios - "We Are the Art" a fundraiser for the Seattle Arts Coalition! Art Faire featuring local vendors! Live art! Silent art auction! And more! The Seattle Arts Coalition (SAC) is a non-profit organisation committed to providing artists with necessary tools of the professional art trade and promoting artist engagement in the Seattle community and beyond. We sponsor events for artists and artisans including exhibitions, art fairs, and forums. The SAC offers curating, installation and PR services, as well as advice and questions answered to artists interested in showing and selling their work in the Northwest.
LxWxH Gallery - "Syzygy" by Tim Cross. In this solo exhibition of new work in xerox and laser transfers, Tim Cross explores composition, alignment, and storytelling. While imagining the title "Syzygy", Cross initially thought of Carl Jung's union of opposites; the syzygy itself representing completion and wholeness. His clever use of form, color, and texture maximizes the materials to their greatest potential, resulting in a rich and varied body of work. Cross' series describes a fantastic and colorful science fiction landscape: ambiguous ship-like objects flying across an unfamiliar sky, chemical clouds and strange rock formations, and signals transmitting into the unknown.
LxWxH Subscription Project - "Wavelength." June's box set from LWH is a music box!! "Wave Length", featuring Emily Pothast and David Golightly of Hair & Space Museum, includes their first ever release on an 7" lathe cut square record titled TEP ZEPI, an eternity-dwelling object/experience channeled through Hair and Space Museum. This record comes bound in a paperboard/fabric case that folds up into a 3D pyramid with printed surfaces. Square cut record is  courtesy of Lathe Cuts. "Wave Length" also features musician Garek Jon Druss, who has made a series of wave form diagrams in watercolor using a Monophonic synthesizer, subtractive synthesis, and a twin oscillator wave form as a signal source and conceptual foundation. The result is a visually compelling drawing and painting of the aesthetics of sound. Your art comes in a beautifully hand-crafted box made by Steve Leroux!
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Eight and Sand, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Atelier Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Nautilus Studios, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe, Wax Expressions, and more!

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 18 June from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Bombsheller Art Labs - "Beyond the Glass Wall + Few And Far Women", inaugural exhibition showcases Few and Far Women’s avant garde creativity, texture-rich typography, urban iconography, and explosive color stories.
Mud Bay - "Piece of the Sky" live mural featuring Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and John Osgood!
Also check out new work at Caffe Ladro, Liberty Tattoo Parlour, Mercer Street Books, Peridot Boutique, Teatro Zinzanni, Tin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse Petit, The Vera Project, and more!

"Portshowlio" at Seattle Central Creative Academy, Wednesday & Thursday, 18-19 June. 18 June: Professional Reception, 5–9pm. 19 June: Open Gallery, 12–5pm // Friends & Family Reception, 5–9pm. The designers and photographers of Seattle Central Creative Academy are excited to invite you to the one and only 2014 Portshowlio! WTF is a Portshowlio?! It's a celebratory experiment with an extraordinary result. This is what happens when you combine 70 creatives in a centrifuge of ever-evolving technology, artistic inspiration and snacks... brain snacks. We realize this may raise more questions than it answers, but that's why you're just going to have to come and see! Portshowlio is free, fun and open to the public.

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 19 June from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - 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!

"Deep Pulls: A Screen Printing Art Show" at Ltd Gallery, Friday, 20 June from 7-11pm. Growing up, those obscure references of pop culture become as important to us as the mainstream icons we all know so well. We revel in their uniqueness that solidifies their presence in our memories, and we truly feel connected to them as they are special…to just us. Featuring the art of Barry Blankenship (Barry The Art Guy), Trevor Basset, Aaron Bloom, Frida Clements, Mike Klay, and Derek Vander Griend.
"Goddess" @ Gargoyles
Sharon Sanborn @ U Business Center
The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 20 June from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
BC Surf + Sport - Gregory Young, Joseph McSween, Quincy Quigg,and PARS
Cafe Allegro - Our walls are filled with cats, beautiful cats by Poul Costinsky!
Chaco Canyon Cafe - Laura Cameron. "Celtic Art has fascinated me since high school, when I picked up a how-to book on Celtic art at the Scottish Highland Games. I still have that book, Celtic Art, Methods of Construction by George Bain, and have recently used it (and other source materials) to teach one of my pupils how to create knotwork and spirals, as well as a small demo instructional for the PNW Clan Cameron Heritage Society. I consider myself still a student myself in this complex and challenging art form. It is still popular today, and for good reason: It’s a beautiful puzzle! The Celts were a fascinating people, and their art still resonates on down through the millennia." ~ Laura Cameron
Gargoyles Statuary - "Goddess" Please join us on Midsummer's Eve for a gathering of amazing Northwest artists celebrating the Divine Feminine! Braden Duncan, Heidi Estey, Keith Amarak, Laura Tempest Owlkeyme, Lis Wright Ivec, Lisa Noble, Maxine Miller, Merlyn Ahern, Monica Miklova, and Valerie Herron will bring us images of inspiration & mythos... The artists will be presenting original paintings, sculpture, prints, cards and specialty items. The show will run until July 14th. Wine and cheese along with other goodies will be served! A great way to greet the Solstice!
Moksha - Featuring new collaborative work by Carlos Aguilar & Ksra

Trabant Coffee & Chai - "Stencil, Pop, Vinyl" art on records by Dave Ryan (Manticore Art). This is the last month to see the show!
University Business Center - "Favourite Paintings" by Sharon Sanborn & Stephen Gilbert
Also see new work at Boulevard Grocery, Cafe Solstice, Herkimer Coffee Lucid Gallery, Zoka Coffee, and more! Don't forget to stop by Boulevard Grocery for a bag of fresh-roasted coffee hand-painted by a local Seattle artist!

"Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade" Friday-Sunday, 20-22 June. Enjoy a free-spirited solstice weekend! Featuring a concert series, food, entertainment, arts & crafts market, and the famous naked bike ride! 

"Collaging with the Collagemonauts" at Trabant Coffee & Chai (Pioneer Square), Saturday, 21 June from 1-4pm. In conjunction with their show at Trabant, the Collagemonauts are inviting you to join them for some quality cut and paste time. Bring some collage supplies, pull up a chair and let's create some art as well as communit!

 "Inscape Open Studios: June" at Inscape Arts, Sunday, 22 June from 1-6pm. Come see the latest work from five floors of creative professionals, including sculptor/ceramic artist Trevor Johnson, encaustic painter Alicia Tormey, multi-media artist Perri Howard, clothing designer Michael Cepress and painter/sculptor Fred Lisaius. Inscape also welcomes several new tenants, including painter Lydia Bassis, illustrator/graphic designer Anne Mann and musician John Roderick. In the Iron Door Gallery, Anastasia Zielinski has transformed the walls into a vibrant collage in preparation for her upcoming Storefronts Seattle installation. In studio 218, guest artist Siolo Thompson will be showing work from her new “Gendered Objects” series. And throughout the day, puppeteers Chad E. Allers of Crash Boom and Rachel Jackson of Vox Fabuli will be doing demos. More than fifty artists and artisans will be showcasing work in a wide range of media that includes painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, fashion, metalwork, bike building and more. Join fellow artists, gallery owners, collectors and art lovers and experience a fun afternoon filled with art, live demos, music, food and drink. In between stops, sample the latest tea creations by tenants Shen Zen Tea. This event is also family friendly when kids are kept in view. 

RAW: Seattle presents "Panorama" at Neumos, Sunday, 22 June from 6-10pm. Featuring art, music, fashion, photography, performance, and more! Includes local artists Alexandra Comnenos, Alexandra Lynn, Ben Rabine, Esther, Kelsey Eldredge, Shelley K, and Stephen Eaker! 21+ event/ cocktail attire/ tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door.

"Georgetown Atelier Student Show & Graduation" at the Georgetown Atelier, Saturday, 28 June from 6-9pm. Please join us for our annual student show and graduation, featuring works from the Georgetown Atelier.

"Seattle Pride Parade" Sunday, 29 June. Downtown Seattle, Seattle Pride will host its 40th Annual Pride Parade starting at 11:00am. The parade kicks off at 4th Avenue & Union streets, and will proceed north down 4th Avenue to Denny Way. It will last approximately two and a half hours and will be held rain or shine. There are tonnes of other Pride themed events all month long! Check out the website for more info.


The SAAM is featuring "Deco Japan: Shaping Art & Culture 1920-1945" Jazz. Gin. Short hair and short skirts. The modern girl. The rise of film, and the advent of skyscrapers and air travel. After World War I, the world was changing rapidly. With the machine age came an increased emphasis on speed. The art world answered with Art Deco, which had a driving energy that found expression in its use of themes from cultures all over the world, wild appropriation of other art forms, and graphic designs with fast lines that could be adapted and used on everything from housewares to posters, and for everything from politics to advertising. By World War II, Art Deco had left its mark on almost every medium of visual art.Through 19 October. (from

Mark Tobey @ SAM
The SAM is currently featuring a multitude of exhibits! Check out:
"Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical." Meet the mystics—the four artists who, in the late 1930s and ‘40s, became known as the Northwest School of modern art. Fed by one another’s passions and talents, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson sought to create art that consciously responded to the world events around them. All saw art as a form of spiritual quest. All were influenced by the Northwest’s swirling mix of Native American and Asian traditions. Soon, they were known in New York and across the country—regional artists whose visions, for a time, were universal. Show runs thru 7 September.

"Broncho Buster" Broncho Buster is one of the most recognizable symbols of the American West. Frederic Remington’s early adventures in the far west introduced him to the Mexican vaqueros and made him an admirer of their derring-do, as they fought to tame wild horses, the bronchos. Though the western cowboy is viewed as a distinctly American figure, Remington knew that it was the cowboy’s Mexican forebears generations ago who originated the iconic hero of the open range. He painted the vaqueros and published illustrations of their exploits. When he created the figure in 1895, Remington had never previously modeled in clay. He produced as his first figure the dynamic Broncho Buster, a rearing horse that was a near impossibility to cast in metal. Displayed in the window of Tiffany & Co. in New York, the Broncho Buster attracted Gilded Age admirers who had never seen a cowboy but who eagerly ordered casts of Remington’s masterly bronze. Some 150 casts were produced in Remington’s lifetime alone, making it truly his best known and most enduring work of art. (from

The Henry Art Gallery is currently hosting the "2014 University of WA MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition" in the North Galleries. The Henry presents the University of Washington’s School of Art Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design annual exhibition. Pieces in the exhibition are selected with assistance from Jim Rittimann, Head Preparator and Exhibition Designer. (from Show runs thru 22 June.

The Frye Art Museum is featuring Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930. This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of two of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904-1988) and Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957). Comprising drawings, ink paintings, calligraphic works, and sculptures from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, and private and public collections, it presents forty-three works by Noguchi and twenty-three by Qi Baishi. The exhibition and its accompanying publication document the period of six months that Noguchi spent in Beijing and shed new light on the little-known relationship between the two artists. (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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