Friday, August 1, 2014

AUGUST Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of August (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! It's the last month of summer, the weather is perfect for art walking, and there are plenty of days for ridiculous celebratory fun: Wiggle Your Toes Day (6th), National S'mores Day (10th), Aviation Day (19th), Vesuvius Day (24th), Race Your Mouse Day (28th), and more! It's also PAX month, and Seattle is the place where it all began, so get your gamer art geek on as well!

On a personal note, I will unfortunately not be able to attend all the art walks I usually make it to every month. I have an excellent excuse, though! I'll be at the WA Midsummer Renaissance Faire the first 3 weekends of the month! So have a blast, see some art, and enjoy the lovely weather before you have to go back to school, or work, or the Aperture Science Enrichment Centre...


"CoCA's 24th Annual PostGlamism" at CoCA. The exhibition features the work of 14 artists who embrace and glorify the concept of PostGlamism pop culture and history through a mastery of mediums in both small and large scale including: neon, glass, painting, photography, interactive video installation, found objects and performance. Show runs thru 1 August!
Stasia Burrington @ Twilight

"Stellar: Evidence of an Alternate Space Program" by Stasia Burrington at Twilight Gallery. Childish wonder, stark beauty, vast loneliness + absurd simplicity. Exploration, finding comfort in the unknown + active curiosity. Show runs thru 3 August!

Ellen Ziegler c/o Cullom Gallery @ LxWxH
"Cullom Gallery featuring Ellen Ziegler" at LxWxH Gallery. Cullom Gallery, formerly in the International District neighborhood of Seattle, has forged new ground via online and pop-up events, specializing in mobile happenings and new ways of regarding the space of a gallery. This month, Cullom Gallery presents Seattle artist Ellen Ziegler. Show runs thru 3 August! 

Levi Hastings @ Ghost Gallery
"Chomatic: A Watercolor Exhibition" at Ghost Gallery featuring art in watercolour and the themes of water and colour by Braden Duncan, Chandler Woodfin, Levi Hastings, Rich M Stevens, and Siolo Thompson! Show runs thru 11 August!

"Fantasy in the City" at Ltd Gallery. Over 30 artists blend the worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy, with that of Modern City life. Show runs thru 24 August!


Artist Trust
"Artist Trust/EDGE for Visual Artists Grand Finale Presentations" at GGLO Space at the Steps, Friday, 1 August from 6.30-9.30pm. Free to the public with RSVP. Celebrate with and see presentations from the graduates of Artist Trust’s 2014 EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists! Presenting artists: Judy Buskirk, Jennifer Chin, Lorri Falterman, Mary Lamery, Vikram Madan, Bernadette Merikle, Lisa Myers Bulmash, Erika Norris, Antonia Price, Rachel Setzer, Garreth Schuh, Kathleen Shannon, Kristie Smith, Angelica Sta. Teresa, Mateo Zachai, Gwendolyn Zierdt. Hosted by Sarah Traver, Traver Gallery Director, Artist Trust Board Vice President and Susan Wagner, former Artist Trust Board President.

"Bill Murray" @ Tiny Ninja Cafe
Robert Herdlein @ Fremont Jewelry
The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 1 August from 6-9pm. This month the Fremont art walk falls on 4th of July, so most businesses in the neighbourhood will be closed on Friday. There will be art available all month long, though! Selected shows:
Fremont Jewelry Design - Robert Herdlein, acrylic paintings
Tiny Ninja Cafe - "Bill Murray: First Annual Art Show" Over a dozen artists with work inspired by Bill Murray.
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, Northwest Vision Studio, Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar, Portgage Bay Goods, Sanachi Massage, Saturn, Space, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

Braden Duncan @ Eleven Winery
The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 1 August from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - Garth Edwards, canine metal sculptures
Eleven Winery - "Clockwork Coterie" by Braden Duncan
Roby King Gallery - Susan LeVan, solo exhibition
See new and exciting work at Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public House, Island Gallery, Pegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStick, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

"Pain: An Artistic Experience" at A/NT Gallery. Pain is a shared by all humanity, but everyone experiences pain very differently. For some, their daily lives involve the management of chronic pain. For others, their pain is emotional: anxiety, depression, and addiction. Pain is subjective, so we've invited professional artists to create works about the subject of pain, as they've experienced it. This will be a very personal and enlightening show, featuring the works of over 50 local and international artists. Curated by Aubry Andersen of A/NT Gallery, Braden Duncan of the Seattle Arts Coalition, Julie Baroh of Krab Jab Studio, and Tracy Cilona of Twilight Gallery. Free and open to the public! Show runs thru 31 August.
South Lake Union reception: Friday, August 1, 6-9pm
Official opening reception: Saturday, August 2, 6-9pm
Belltown Art Walk reception: Friday, August 8, 6-9pm  

WA Midsummer Renaissance Faire at Kelly Farms in Bonney Lake, Saturdays & Sundays, 2-3, 9-10 & 16-17 August. Find treasures of the most amazing trinkets, gifts and noble garb amongst Her loyal merchants, or discover Adventure and Magic amidst the likes of Her brave Privateers, Her most Noble Companie of Foote, or the charming and mischievous Peasants of the village and all manner of Performers and Artisans! Hoist an ale in salute to the Noble Knights of the Dark Empire at the Royal Joust as they do battle for the Queen’s Favor! God Save The Queen!

"TK Art of the City Street Fair" at the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, Saturday, 2 August from 11am-9pm. The TK Building is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Opened in June of 2004, the TK Building provides 50 units of affordable housing and creative space to artists and their families, as well as over 25 commercial arts related spaces. Since that time, the TK has become a vital, and vibrant, center for the arts in downtown Seattle. Over a hundred artist participants from around the city will join TK tenants to create a day long, indoor-outdoor event including: live music, staged and impromptu performances, visual arts exhibits, live painting, food and artisan booths, residential loft tours, over 25 open galleries and artist studios, and more!  

Jazz in Port Orchard
The Port Orchard Art Walk (April-November) ~ Saturday, 2 August from 2-5pm. Our next Artwalk will feature many individual artists on Bay Street as well as jazz groups and individual jazz musicians. We will offer a raffle donation of an abstract painting entitled "Northwest Jazz" by artist & Crazy Lady Gallery owner, Shelly Wilkerson as well as a beautiful large picnic gift basket by Bobbie Stewart of the Olde Central Antique Mall with wine and gourmet goodies (including a complete setting for two by artist, Amy Burnett)! These will be raffled off at only $1.00 per ticket!! All of the proceeds will go directly to the South Kitsap HELPLINE. Come enjoy a special jazzy day with us downtown!

Jody Joldersma @ Simon Mace
The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 2 August from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Mystical Beauty of Nature" by Inge Vandormael. "Sticking to a strict palette of black, white, red, and silver, Inge Vandormael creates pen and ink drawings with geometric precision. Symmetrical, mandala-like designs inspired by Buddhist art and other Asian religious imagery are rendered with painstaking line work and filled with minute details. Inge Vandormael cites the cyclical nature of life and death as her primary inspiration. Her subject matter is not morbid, but rather symbolic. Hearts engulfed in flames and birds flying into the abyss seem to allude to the possibility of a spiritual dimension beyond the grave." (from Red Raven Gallery)
Simon Mace Gallery - "Black & White" featuring Alison O'Donoghue, Betsy Barnum, Chris Theiss, Jody Joldersma, and Todd Horton.
Also check out new work at Earthenworks Gallery, Forest Gems Gallery, Gallery 9, Max Grover Gallery, 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). 

"Exterminator City"
"Exterminator City" at Push/Pull Gallery, Sunday, 3 August from 11am-5pm. 26 local Underground comic artists will be showing and selling their work! Open to the public with no entrance fee!
Jeremy Kronbach @ AXIS
Christopher Derek Bruno @ Flatcolor
"Late Summer" @ Gallery IMA
Casey Weldon & Femke Hiemstra @ Roq la Rue
The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 7 August from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
AXIS Pioneer Square - Jeremy Kronbach & AXIS 1st Birthday! AXIS is proud to welcome back Jeremy Kronbach for his second solo exhibition! In addition to the opening reception, AXIS will also be celebrating its 1st birthday so make sure to pop on by for some goodies & to wish us a happy birthday!
The Belfry Oddities - "Folklore" by Jessica McCourt, new paintings
Flatcolor Gallery - "A Second" by Christopher Derek Bruno. Christopher Derek Bruno's return to Flatcolor Gallery with a solo exhibition of new works: certainty is now: the image of thoughts passing; shifting foundation.
Gallery IMA - "Late Summer" featuring Ben Chickadel, Eva Funderburgh, Graham Fracha, and Stacie Chappell.
Greg Kucera Gallery - John Buck, kinetic sculptures (encore)
Linda Hodges Gallery - "Real Abstract" group show
The Piranha Shop - "Coffee Black" - One Night Only event! Group show featuring paintings in tones of coffee and black by artists Ben There, Brennan Coyle, Charliegrrl, Chris Adams, Duffy, EGO, Erika Jones-Zingler, Joe Nix, Joe Vollan, Khalil Linane, Kyler Martz, Megon Shore, Roni Falgout & Shannon Wilson. 
Roq la Rue - "Warten am Waldrand" by Femke Heimstra & "Novel Relic" by Casey Weldon
Trabant Coffee - "Adorably Creepy" by Xavier Lopez Jr, new paintings
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Abmeyer + Wood, Angle Gallery, Art Xchange, Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110goCstudio, Heart, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square Saloon, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 Gallery, SAM, SAM Gallery, Shift, SOIL, 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, 7 August from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Check out new work at Burien Arts Gallery, Burien Books, Burien Press, Elliott Bay Brewery, Glass Expressions, Maven Mercantile, Page 2 Books, Phoenix Tea, Skinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more!  

"A Taste of Edmonds" at the Civic Playfield in Edmonds. Friday-Sunday, 8-10 August. This year A Taste of Edmonds takes on the flavor of a Carnival, with the festival’s seagull logo sporting a jester’s hat in the three official colors of Mardi Gras, violet, gold and green! There will be music and entertainment for adults and children! Wandering artists and art vendors! Food, wine, and beer! Say hi to Shanna Duncan and her beautiful designs at her booth all weekend long!
Chris Sheridan @ Bherd Studios

Beery @ Greenwood Collective
"Twin Peaks" @ Urban Light
"Star Wars" @ Warlock Labs
The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 8 August from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Bherd Studios - "Inner Beauty" (encore) by Chris Sheridan & Aaron Jasinski. Chris Sheridan and Aaron Jasinski explore the idea of inner beauty from dramatically different angles while carrying the same message: true beauty consists of more than just the typical trappings of our society.
Echo Echo - "Summer Lovin'" featuring the Echo Echo crew
Greenwood Collective - "All Creatures Great 'n Small" by Beery. From Melmac to Eternia to Kingston Falls and the town of Springfield comes a radical collection of heroes, aliens, mutants, ghoulies, goonies and villains straight out of the neon Hypercolor L.A. Gear Trapper Keeper. Beery Method and Quadrapus Gallery presents a dip in the wonder years of nostalgia that was and still is the effect of 1980's culture. The latest collection from painter/illustrator Beery features a crazed cast of characters from 80's TV, film, cartoons, and fashion that will make you feel like you stepped into a Saturday Morning Time Machine set for 1989.
Push/Pull - "Fright-ful" featuring guest artist Reed Carpenter. In case you missed Reed's "Icon's of Horror" show at Eigh & Sand in Georgetown last month, you can see it this month in Greenwood! 
Urban Light Studios - "2nd Annual Between Two Worlds, Fire Walk With Me: Twin Peaks Art Show" featuring over 2 dozen artists, curated by Maxx.
Warlock Labs - "Light Side, Dark Side: A Star Wars Themed Show" Before the upcoming sequels crash the party and dominate the conversation, local artists bring you their own interpretations of the beloved trilogy. Please join us at the Lab and see work by David Lasky, Jon Morris, Tom Dougherty, Scott Faulkner, and many more.
Also check out new and exciting work at Avanti Art & Design, Chocolatti, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Quadrapus, School of Rock, The Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattoo, and more!

Braden Duncan @ A/NT Gallery

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 8 August from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
A/NT Gallery - "Pain: An Artistsic Experience" (encore)
Patricia Cameron Gallery - "Himinn" by Jane McGehee, paintings
Also check out brand new work at Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe, Form/Space Atelier, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber Shop, Sassafras, Seattle Ink & Oil, Stylus Salon, and more!

Mantisart @ Herb's House
The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 9 August from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Herb's House - Mantisart (Andrew Miller) Please join me and the wonderful people at Herbs House in Ballard on Saturday, August 9th, for an evening of art and music. I have decked out the walls with dozens of my favorite illustrations, paintings and painted photographs for your viewing pleasure. Musical guests Max Perry and Heels to the Hardwood will be providing the nights entertainment, along with special treats from Herbs House and frosty suds brewed by Mr. Kevin Sullivan. Plus! If you purchase $50 or more on art, you will receive an original illustration by yours truly...I look forward to seeing your wonderful faces soon...yip!
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 Skin Wellness, Miro Tea, Monster Art & Clothing, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue and more!

The Central District Art Walk ~ Saturday, 9 August from noon-5pm. Check out new happenings at the Neptune Gallery Sculpture Garden, Atelier Autumnthing, Hi-Spot Cafe, Pratt Fine Art Centre, Twilight Exit and more!

Marty Gordon @ Georgetown Liquor Co
Max Kraushaar @ LxWxH

Jason Engel @ Krab Jab Studio
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 9 August from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "Dearly Belated" by Alexandria Sandlin
Georgetown Liquor Company - "Lampoons & Word Balloons" by Marty Gordon
Krab Jab Studios - "The Dark Woods: The Roots of the Fairy Tale" (encore), show runs thru 5 September
LxWxH Gallery - Max Kraushaar - A study of ladders collapsing and being forcefully deconstructed through animated gifs. A collection of gifs made over a long period of time, OHP:T is a physical display of a large body of work that has so far only been available online. The pieces will be displayed on small cellphone-sized screens throughout the gallery, to be viewed intimately. Introducing the first installment in a series that has stretched three years, Kraushaar invites you to confront your daily boredom and routine with self-education and physical exploration.
LxWxH Subscription Project - "Wavelength." June's box set from LWH is a music box!! Featuring a 7" lathe cut square record by Emily Pothast and David Golightly of Hair and Space Museum. This record comes bound in a paperboard/fabric case that folds up into a 3D pyramid with printed surfaces. Also featured is 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! Only 2 boxes were still available the last time I checked!
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Atelier Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe, Wax Expressions, and more!

The Wallingford Art Walk (July-September) ~ Wednesday, 13 August from 4-7pm.Selected shows:
Check out new 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...

Liz Tran @ Taste
SAM Gallery presents: Liz Tran at Taste Restaurant, Thursday, 14 August from 6-7.30pm. Channeling geodes, flowers, outer space and The Big Bang, Liz Tran's mixed media paintings explore the shapes of nature and the psychedelic colors of her imagination. Created as a form of therapy during Seattle's long, grey winters, Tran's work creates an atmosphere that is brighter, more playful, more colorful and more content than the world in which we exist.

Kathy Liao @ Gage
"Any Day: Artists on Death" at Gage Academy of Art, Thursday, 14 August from 6-8pm. Guest curated by artist and Kang-O'Higgins Atelier graduate Elana Winsberg, Any Day is a dialogue about death. The exhibition includes painting, fiber work, prints, and installation pieces by Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe, Sam Hamrick, Emma Levitt, Kathy Liao, Greg Lundgren, Iskra Johnson, Memuco, Pamela Durga Robinson, Kurt Vance, Margaret Swanson Vance and Elana Winsberg. Any Day is dedicated to the sensitive exploration by artists who are compelled to make work illuminating the many facets of death, in the hopes of opening a dialogue about something that is as ubiquitous as it is difficult to address. Greg Lundgren will lecture about his work on September 18 as part of the closing of the exhibition.

Olivia Knapp @ Ghost Gallery
"Show Me Your Deck" @ True Love
Leah Fadness @ Pettirosso
The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 14 August from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Ghost Gallery - Olivia Knapp, drawings + custom gallery mural
Ltd Gallery - "Fantasy in the City" (encore)
PettiRosso - "Fadness, Radness, Badness, Madness Art Show" by Leah Fadness. Inspired naturalist imagery yielding nuanced, dreamlike, intoxicating intrusions into the Animal Kingdom.
True Love Gallery - "Show Me Your Deck" True Love Art Gallery and Cult Gnar apparel come together to present Show Me Your Deck. This month, we will feature original artwork by scores of local artists using skateboard decks as their canvas. Featuring: Aaron Winnenberg, Benjamin Hubbard, Carlos Aguilar Carolyn Hitt, Chad Ronilo, Chris Summerville, Christopher Hunter, Claudio Duran, Clifton Yates, Dave Enriquez, Ian Duca, Jason Middleton, Jesse Narens, Joey McChan, John Cristcitello, Kerstin Graudins, Ksera, narboo, Rhodora Jacob, Scott Dalrymple, Scarlet Luartes, Starheadboy, TattooBeetle, and more!
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, Blindfold Gallery, Caffe Vita, Capitol Cider, Cloud Gallery, Cupcake Royale, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, In-Arts Collective, Joe Bar Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Paris Eastside, PCNWPoco Wine + Spirits, Retrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill, Vermillion, and more!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 14 August from 9.30pm til late. Featured artist: Direwolf Omega! Featured vendor: Jonquil & Mr Black! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna! 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.

The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 14 August from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery -"Boundaries" guest curated by Jody Joldersma. Boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits created to identify what are reasonable, safe, or permissible ways for people to behave around each other. Sometimes we create boundaries, sometimes boundaries are created for us. The show will explore how these boundaries are upheld, crossed, or broken. Featuring work by Hanna Myers, Kate Vrijmoet, Laura Castellanos, Levi Hastings, Lynn Schirmer, Mary Coss, Naoko Morisawa, Siolo Thompson, and Tim Manthey.
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!

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 15 August from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
BC Surf + Sport - "Batman!" A group show
Gargoyles Statuary - "Mythos & Monsters" by Liv Rainey-Smith, original woddcut prints
Trabant Coffee & Chai - "Nicolas Cage & Gnomes!" 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! If you missed the exhibit in Georgetown last month, never fear! The entire show is coming to the U District for the next 3 months!
Also see new work at Boulevard Grocery, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid Gallery, Moksha, University Business Center, 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! 
The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 20 August from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art Labs, Caffe Ladro, Liberty Tattoo Parlour, Mercer Street Books, Mud Bay, Peridot Boutique, Teatro Zinzanni, Tin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse Petit, The Vera Project, and more!

Braden Duncan @ Otherworlds
The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 21 August from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Clockwork Coterie" by Braden Duncan (encore). In addition to the monthly 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!

"Sea Affaire" by Solace Wonder at The Piranha Shop, Friday, 22 August from 6-9.30pm. The son of a sailor, Solace has always had an affinity for the sea. Being from Seattle, a city steeped in Maritime history, Solace decided to embark on a visual voyage to pay homage to the culture. Trying to encompass all that is the sea could make for stormy waters since the subject is as vast as the sea herself. Inspired by the details and intricacies, this quest has him navigating toward the structural elements. An exploration of the ship’s hierarchy as well as a knot study are on the horizon. In true Solace fashion, he will immerse you into the depths with a massive 3-D plush sculpture and captivate you with his nautical narrative. All aboard! Join us for a night to remember.  

"SAM Remix" at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Friday, 22 August from 8pm-late! Party under the monumental sculptures and open skies of the sculpture park. Celebrate summer and the installation YOU ARE HEAR by Trimpin at this late night out with live music, performances, talks, dancing, and more. SAM is proud to have AIA Seattle, ARCADE, ArtXchange, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Northeastern University - Seattle, Out for Sustainability, Seattle Arts and Cultural Events, Space.City, Seattle Emerging Museum Professionals, Seattle Fun Events, Seattle Works, Young Professionals International Network, Urban ArtWorks, and Young Professionals Network as our August 2014 Remix cohosts. 18+ event

"Paint in the Park Day (We all Belong)" at Gas Works Park, Friday, 29 August from 11am-11pm. Hosted by Ryan 'Henry' Ward. Open invitation to everybody to come out and paint together in Gas works park. Open to all ages. Bring your own stuff to paint on and with. Bring musical instruments and whatever else you want to make stuff and play with. Free and open to the public! We will being doing potluck style eating. Bring some food and beverages to share and lets all have a blast!

"Press Start III: Turbo Edition" at Ltd Gallery, Friday, 29 August from 7-11pm. Our Annual Video Game show is in it's third year! As the PAX Prime convention descends upon the city of Seattle yet again, we have put together another amazing art show celebrating the modern era of VIDEO GAMES! Complimentary drinky ffrom jameson Irish Whiskey!

"PAX Prime" at the WA State Convention Centre, Friday-Monday, 29 August-1 September. In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their own shows… so what about games? From that idea spawned a small 4,500 person event in Bellevue, Washington, focused on the culture and community that is gaming. Since then, the show hasn’t looked back. Doubling in size each year until venue capacities were reached, in 2010 the show expanded into Boston for PAX East, drawing tens of thousands of attendees in the inaugural year. The shows in Seattle and Boston represent the two largest gaming events in North America! (from PAX features brand new games for consoles and computers as well as exhibits, panels, board games, live music, and more! Tickets are completely SOLD OUT for 2014, so get them early next year if you can!


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.

Ken Price @ the Henry
The Henry Art Gallery is currently hosting "Inside/Outside" by Ken Price in the North Galleries. The Henry is pleased to present a focused exhibition of works by Ken Price (U.S., 1935 – 2012) dating from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s from the Henry’s permanent collection. Central to the exhibition is Heat Wave, a portfolio of prints developed in conjunction with Black Sparrow Graphic Arts that illustrates a compilation of poems by prolific poet and fiction writer Charles Bukowski (U.S., born Germany 1920 – 1994). The portfolio was produced in 1995, a year after Bukowski’s death and is comprised of 15 prints on paper in an edition of 170. Widely considered a cult hero, in his writing Charles Bukowski depicted the depravity of American urban life, leading Time magazine to call him “the laureate of American lowlife” in the late 1980s. The other works included in the exhibition highlight aspects of Ken Price’s figurative production, as well as his long-standing investment in ceramics, drawing, and print-making. The pieces are tightly framed, everyday representations of urban and rural scenes, rendered in a playful and colorful manner. They recall cartoons or graphic novels, appearing familiar at first, but uncanny upon closer inspection. A Los Angeles-based artist, Ken Price is known primarily as a sculptor and a printmaker. He is also widely recognized for his abstract large-scale ceramic sculptures. (from

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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