Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OCTOBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of October (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! It's Halloween month! Yes, Halloween lasts an entire month for most of the art world, which means that *all month long* you can expect to see the spooky, the monstrous, the macabre, the odd, the eerie, the fun, and all the other things! Choose your costume creatively, and go trick-or-treating for some art!

Your humble narrator will be in New York for the 2nd week of October, so I'll unfortunately miss the Capitol Hill, West Seattle, Greenwood, Ballard, and Georgetown Art Walks this month. Happily, I'll be able to check out some art spaces in NYC (including the opening reception of the "13th Hour" exhibit at Last Rites Gallery, an art space that's shown work by a few of Seattle's own). Happy Halloween!


Max Grover @ Bainbridge Art Museum
"Hunter, Gatherer, Artist" by Max Grover at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Max Grover is an artist, illustrator, and gallery owner living in Port Townsend, WA. He has been an artist since childhood and his works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. He is the creator of many popular books for young children including The Accidental Zucchini, which received a Parents’ Choice Award. Grover is especially adept at using familiar and simple motifs, making them fun and whimsical. He is a favorite among the youngest generations. Max’s painting style is full of charm and inspires the young at heart. Show runs thru 5 October!

"Made in the Northwest" @ SAM Gallery
"Made in the Northwest" at SAM Gallery. SAM Gallery presents three Northwest artists who have been thinking about the influence of our natural surroundings and infusing their work with what they see: Linda Davidson, Nichole DeMent, and Ryan Molenkamp. From the blurred landscapes of Davidson, to the sometimes exploding natural surroundings in Ryan Mokenkamp's paintings, these artists give you a new way of seeing what is all around us. Bringing us closer in, DeMent often infuses her mixed media work with a close-up view of nature's details that we often miss. Show runs thru 23 October.


"Indomitus (Untamed)" by Alicia Tormey @ Hall Spassov Gallery in Bellevue. Wednesday, 1 October from 5-8pm. What can one say about Alicia Tormey? As an artist she is, herself the physical embodiment of her work: refined, full of color, hardened perhaps, but for it amazingly beautiful and captivating. Tormey's work exists on a razor thin line between abstract and representation. Coming upon the artist's work one is freely greeted by a serene setting that convincingly lures you closer. Quickly the observer is ensnared in the immensely beautiful and meticulous abstraction. Alicia Tormey has achieved the rarest of feats as the viewer finds themselves longing for the initial experience from afar, but now in love with their new captor. (from

Katy Horan @ Flatcolor
Sail & Handiedan @ Roq la Rue

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 2 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Abmeyer + Wood - "Muse" by Ross Richmond. When it comes to sculpting the human figure in blown glass, there are few artists in the world that can stand toe-to-toe with Ross Richmond. In Muse, Richmond focuses on the female figure for the first time, drawing inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists ranging from Classical painters to contemporary graffiti artists.
AXIS Pioneer Square - "LITOST" by Vera Pashkevich & Elle Hanley. Vera’s work echoes a sense of childlike wonderment in a series of nighttime portraits lit only by LEDs. Assembling large installations on location, she portrays the effects of modernity and light pollution by transforming otherwise untouched landscapes into meticulously composed sets. Influenced by Latin American magical realism, her primary interest is causing the viewer to ask questions and create their own interpretation. Elle’s scope of work addresses the natural tension between the human form and the space it occupies. Her sets are often fantastical and ask the viewer to take a participatory role in imagining the narrative behind each piece. Her work plays on the seemingly apparent contradiction between the modern process and the timeless aesthetic, requiring the audience to momentarily suspend disbelief and engage in the storytelling process. (from
Flatcolor Gallery - Katy Horan & Clifton Yatez
Gallery IMA - "Evolutions" by James Brown and "Architechtural Series of Likenesses" by Paul Metivier
Greg Kucera Gallery - "You Knew it Was Wrong, But You Did It Anyway" by SuttonBeresCuller
Hall Spassov Gallery - "Wave/Wither" by James Key & Chris Dufala. For Key, a painter, and Dufala, a sculptor, one may not think much common ground exists. The truth is that they are more alike than they are different. Each artist's work is riddled with allegory and false impression. At the core is an idea that beauty and convenience are directly linked to degradation and hardship. The misperception appears in Dufala's work as ceramic belies its true nature appearing as wood or steel and again in Key's work as a deteriorated surface reveals itself falsely as a calm sky. Both artists execute their intentions with an exacting hand that allows the metaphor to be simultaneously beautiful and provoking. (from
James Harris Gallery - "Reflections from a Damaged Life" by Daniel Joseph Martinez (encore)
Roq la Rue - "Canna Intrat" by Sail and "Vesica Piscis" by Handiedan. Roq La Rue is pleased to welcome two artists back to the gallery. Northwest artist Sail is known for his darkly atmospheric ink drawings, which often showcase an enigmatic figure surrounded by a sea of black. In this new series of work, he presents a striking chiaroscuro: a figure lit with bright light, flanked by velvety dark shadows. While he alludes to various characters in Greco-Roman mythology, Sail's figures more philosophically represent the promise of rebirth after death or catastrophe, and the transformative power of spirit and strength over circumstance. At the heart of each story is an everlasting question: who are we? Amsterdam-based artist Handiedan’s astonishing collage work brings together an amalgam of iconic forms inspired by cosmology, Eastern philosophy, the Golden Mean, and sacred geometry. She begins with highly stylized female pin-up figures as an aesthetic base for her layers of meticulously hand-cut bas relief, creating a multi-planed 3d effect that is exquisite in precision and detail. Her newer work is bolder in scope, presented in a monochrome color palette and exploring concepts that are more esoteric and psychological in nature. (from
Trabant Coffee - "A Touch of the Macabre" featuring Larkin, Matthew Hinshaw, and Yvette Endrijautzki. Textural, sculptural, deftly rendered, and intricately constructed, the creations of these three artists bring a whole new dimension to the season of Halloween. Curated by Braden Duncan, co-hosted by the Seattle Arts Coalition. 
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Angle Gallery, Art XchangeThe Belfry Oddities Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110goCstudio, Heart, Linda Hodges Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square Saloon, The Piranha Shop, 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, 2 October 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!   

"#SocialMedium" at Frye Art Gallery. Thursday, 2 October from 7.30-9pm. This fall, the Frye Founding Collection is crowd-curated. The most Liked paintings are being shown in the galleries along with the names and comments of more than 4,000 people from around the globe who voted on social media for their favorite paintings. Also opening is "Withered Lotus Cast in Iron" by Pan Gonkai. A contemporary master of ink painting, Pan Gongkai prepares large-scale compositions without interruption, in sessions that often last more than twelve hours. He views this physically demanding process as a key performative element of his work. For his exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, Pan has created a large-scale, site-specific ink painting which will extend the entire length of the museum’s largest gallery.

"Secret Garden" @ Tiny Ninja
The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 3 October 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:
Space - "Jeff MF in Space!" New Art by Jeff Farnam on display and for sale at Fremont Space Building. Music, booze, lots of local art on all 3 floors by different artists!
Tiny Ninja Cafe - "Secret Garden" by Mari Ichimasu. Flora and Fauna theme art show. The mystery and engaging beauty of mother Earth. Over the years Mari has accumulated a collection of stunning and intriguing travelers of the world and of her magnificent imagination! Showcased with art that compliments her genuine curiosity of all things and of Mother Earth's gifts!
Also check out new work at ArtFX Gallery, Asgard Tavern, Atlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerie, evo Timesinfinity Gallery, Frame Up Studios, Fremont Health Club, Fremont Jewelry Design, 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, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

Gary Newcomb @ BAC
Haden Starbuck @ Bainbridge Art Museum
The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 3 October from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Off the Wall" group show. Through metal, ceramic, glass, wood, and found materials, a group of wildly different sculptures emerges – sometimes edgy, always evocative. Featuring Morgan Brig, Diane Culhane, Solia Hermes, Laurel Lukaszewski, Don MacLane, Larry McCaffrey, Shane Miller, Gerry Newcomb, and Kristin Tollefson.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art - "Trunk Show" featuring Haden Starbuck. Come meet Port Townsend/Bremerton artist Haden Starbuck in the Museum Store Saturday, October 4, 2014 from noon-4pm for a trunk show featuring Haden's fiber and jewelry art. Haden grows some of her fiber & dyes most of it too. "Living a life full of animals and creativity seems to be my path." A Museum Store favorite, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase Haden’s one of a kind pieces.
Roby King Gallery - "Printmaking Exhibition" featuring Brian Fisher, Curt Labitzke, Fumi Matsumoto, Gary Groves, Jonnel Covault, and Stephen MacFarlane. 
See new and exciting work at Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Eleven Winery, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public House, Island Gallery, Pegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStick, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

"Drink & Draw" at Gage Academy of Art, every 1st Friday from 7-9pm. Each session is based on a theme – a costumed model, still life arrangements, music, videos and more! We’ll provide the drawing materials for free – or just have a cocktail or glass of wine and watch the artists work. Join us! Please note: No formal instruction is provided, no host bar – and, ages 21+ only, please. $10 at the door.

The Port Orchard Art Walk (April-November) ~ Saturday, 4 October from 2-5pm. We are having a Thriller flash mob dance around 4:30 PM which will take place on Frederick in front of the Swimdeck or the Dance Gallery. ...the Resisting Ordinary band will set up in front of the Dance Gallery ( 702 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366 ) We encourage EVERYONE to dress to support our theme of "ZOMBIE ACOPALYPSE!" If you don't wish to dress as a zombie, please come in some sort of costume to promote the theme and the Halloween season.

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 4 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "In Reliquiis Sanctis" by Scott Holloway. Scott's work represents themes associated with the historic fusion of religious dogma and scientific enlightenment of the Renaissance. The work is meant to be contemplative; and the viewer is encouraged to meditate on its hidden subtext - narratives about the search for the divine soul through anatomical dissection. Conceptually Holloway approaches the work emotionally, but controls the formal presentation through analytical methods as was done by the great masters of the past. The final images of anatomy are presented as traditional icons to convey the sacred nature of the human body. Holloway's work is about honoring the beauty and complexity of the human form even after death.
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). 

"Starving Artists on Parade" at the Re-Bar, Monday, 7 October from 8pm-late. Starving Artists on Parade continues it's tradition of fantastic Halloween-themed shows with a cast to die for! Live singing by Little Bear! Belly dance by Juliet! Live music by Post Rapture Party! Sideshow by Twisted Trystan! And MORE! * 21 + * 8pm Doors * $7

The Wallingford Art Walk (July-September)
Until the Wallingford Art Walk starts up again next year, you can always check out existing 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...

"Jet City Animal Clinic's Fall Art Showcase" Thursday, 9 October form 5-7pm. Join us for an evening showcase of our fall art installation by Julie Austin Photography and a raffle benefit for Old Dog Haven. Raffle items include: Pet Photo Session with prints by Julie Austin. Wellness Package for your furry family member at Jet City Animal Clinic. Old Dog Haven cares for over 200 dogs at a time in their foster homes. They focus on the oldest dogs left at shelters but occasionally can take a dog directly from the owner. Dogs in good health with reasonable life expectancy are adopted out; the rest are loved and cared for in a Final Refuge home for as long as they have good quality of life. We also try to assist owners to find new homes for their senior dogs through their website and referrals, and cross-post senior dogs for shelters and other rescues.

Mark Tedin @ Cloud
Ghost Gallery
"Day of the Dead" @ Poco
"False Faces" @ True Love
The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 9 October from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Bauhaus - "Cloud Nectar: The Art of Tim Manthey" the first art show featured in Bauhaus' new location! 
Cloud Gallery - Mark Tedin, Nick Gucker & DireWolf Omega. Cloud Gallery proudly presens the phantasmical original paintings by Mark Tedin, the whimsical Hell-o-weenish illustrations by Nick Gucker and magickal 3D works and ritualistic items by in house artist DireWolf Omega. Tarot readings with Iya Felana and live music!
Ghost Gallery - "At the Edge of the Forest: A Mixed Media Exhibition" featuring Adrienne Rozzi (Poison Apple Printshop, Pittsburgh), Caitlin McCormack (represented by Paradigm Arts, Philly), and Cory Benhatzel (New York).
Ltd Gallery - Ltd Gallery has officially merged with the Ray Gun Lounge and Gamma Ray Games on Pine St! Check out their next opening featuring Aaron Jasinski and Augie Pagan on the 18th!
Poco Wine + Spirits - "3rd Annual Day of the Dead Show" For the third year in a row, POCO is hosting a group art show as our October artist display in the Capitol Hill Artwalk. This year is already promising to be the biggest ever, with more than 30 artists represented! Please join us this evening to admire the macabre and meet the makers of this year's display. Demon cookies* and poison cocktails** will be available for the brave. See you dead or alive! *May contain nuts. Demon nuts. **Definition of "poison" subject to interpretation.

True Love Gallery - "False Faces: A Show of Masks" For October, we will be showcasing both decorative and functional masks of all shapes, sizes, and mediums. Featuring work by: JP Farquar • Richard Butts • Krissy Downing • Scott Dalrymple • H Lee Porter • Carolyn Hitt • Jason Middelton • Rhodora Jacob • Starheadboy • Braden Duncan • Aaron Campbell • Jess Wamre • narboo • Mel Dam • Cash • Chris Buening • Joseph Brooks • and several others.
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, Blindfold Gallery, Caffe Vita, Capitol CiderCupcake Royale, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, In-Arts Collective, Joe Bar Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Paris Eastside, PCNW, PettiRosso, Retrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill, Vermillion, and more!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 9 October from 9.30pm til late. It's DJ Echo's birthday celebration! Featured artist: Mandy McGee Photography! Featured vendor: Celine Chapus (Purple Top Hat) and author Margaret Kiljoy! 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.

Siolo Thompson @ Twilight Gallery
The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 9 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - The official opening of Siolo Thompson's "The Linestrider Codex" tarot exhibit will be on Saturday the 11th!
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!

EGO & Jenny Dayton @ Bherd Studios
Marty Gordon @ Push/Pull

The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 10 October from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Bherd Studios - EGO & Jenny Dayton (encore). Ego’s work has a flair for slightly dark, whimsical creepiness, influenced by the macabre sides of tattoo culture, street art, and underground fine art. Dayton creates both paintings and 3-d miniature scenes for this exhibition. Her work is message intense, compassion and respect for animals is the gospel she preaches but she does it quietly. The message is always there, but you have to unfold the layers of the work to see it clearly. Jenny uses images, Cyrillic text and other graphic elements to guide the invested viewer toward an important truth.
Echo Echo - "The Dark Side: A Star Wars Themed Show" featuring Star Wars art by more than a dozen local artists!
Push/Pull - "Sticky Business" featuring the art of Marty Gordon 
Quadrapus - Prolific mural artist 'Henry' welcome the HappyTime Apocalypse art collective to his studio with a Halloween spectacular of spooky fun!
Urban Light Studios - "Rocket to Budapest: An Artistsic Voyage Through the Works of Wes Anderson" featuring art inspired by Wes Anderson films!
Also check out new and exciting work at Avanti Art & Design, Chocolatti,  Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, School of Rock, The Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattoo, Warlock Labs, and more!

Mallory Milke @ Stylus
The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 10 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Stylus Salon - "Animal Tangles" by Mallory Milke. 
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe, Form/Space Atelier, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber Shop, Sassafras, Seattle Ink & Oiland more!

Siolo Thompson @ Twilight
"The Linestrider Codex" by Siolo Thompson at Twilight Gallery. Saturday, 11 October from 6-9pm. This October at Twilight Gallery & Boutique, Seattle artist Siolo Thompson, will present her tarot themed collection. Each card, lovingly rendered in graphite, ink, and watercolor will be on display and available for purchase. Tarot decks created by artists are a long standing tradition dating back hundreds of years. Following in the footsteps of many artists before her, Siolo Thompson has brought her own artistic vision and contemporary style to this classic divination system. The opening reception on Saturday, October 12th, will feature card readings and other mystic traditions, tarot themed cocktails, special artist giveaways, and edible treats. Guests are encouraged dress as their favorite card. Please join us for the special event! Trunkshow with Seattle based lapidarian Jason Foster of jahason custom stone design.

The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 11 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Habitude - "Key Holes & Clockwork" (encore) by Braden Duncan. The mechanical menagerie has migrated to Ballard! Stop by Habitude on the corner of 28th & Market St to see clockwork bees, mechanical birds, and wind-up miniature fat birds!
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, Herb's House, 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, 11 October 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!

"Tensegrity Deviations" @ Spectrum House
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 11 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "All Hallows" featuring Alexandria Sandlin, Christopher J Olson, Eli Wolff, Jasmine Beckett-Griffith, Jenny Dayton, Joseph Brooks, LolitaAgogo, Marty Gordon, Maxx, Rhodora Jacob, Ronnie Art, Tiffany Toland-Scott, and Vikram Madan!
Georgetown Liquor Company - "SamHain" by Shanna Duncan. Following her first solo showing at the Georgetown Liquor Co., Shanna Duncan returns with works of art inspired by the spirit of Halloween! Artist. Illustrator. Designer. Shanna Duncan wields oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink, charcoal, mixed media, and digital media like a boss. Her style combines a "gritty symbolism with a macabre sense of humor infused with a whimsical air" (SD), and you might recognise her designs from clients such as Fender Guitars, Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast, Skullcandy, National Geographic, and more!
Krab Jab Studios - "Summoned" by Allen Williams. Award winning illustrator Allen Williams-- known for his dark, mythic and pristinely executed drawings and paintings-- will be showing a collection of new works with us this October! Allen has specially chosen the theme "Summoned", along with a small group of supporting artists: Virginie Ropars, Yoann Lossel, Olivier Villoingt, Forest Rogers, Rodrigo Luff, and Kyle Abernethy.
LxWxH Gallery - "Love City" Artist Jennifer Hotes will be showing original images of magnified cancer samples from the lung, pancreas, ovaries, skin, and blood. During Georgetown Art Attack LxWxH will be hosting a performance, exhibition and talk by the Love City Love curatorial team. Join us at 6pm for an artist talk, during which Hotes will present the work and share her thoughts regarding the rising occurrence of cancer in humans and its relationship to the degradation of the environment, the acquisition of monetary wealth, and the propagation of ego.
LxWxH Subscription Project - a special guest curated box by Sierra Stinson of Vignettes
Spectrum House - "Tensegrity Deviations" by Amber Andersen. A systems-based series of mixed process encaustic paintings & graphite drawing prints. Where anatomical correctness & symmetry typically exist, tensegrity- tension & integrity- is explored when deviations occur within the body's structural system. Intended as an investigation into the micro climate laws of nature, the series examines the resulting adaptation of nature due to distortion on a macro scale. 
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 Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 15 October 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!

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 16 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Morbid Anatomy" the intricate assemblage shadow boxes of artist Anita Arora. 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!

"Who Are You?" hosted by CoCA at Seattle Design Center Open Galleries. Our artist member response to the theme, “Who Are You?,” go so much deeper than the ubiquitous selfie. From conceptual investigations about the body to explorations of space and alternate universes, Who Are You? offers a broad range of artistic voices through diverse mediums including video and sketchbook, up-cycled and re-cycled, paint and even chocolate. Exhibition highlights include a painting that encases actual fruit flies, a concrete rubble duck infused with gold, dental x-ray viewers, and twisted tire tread re-shaped into an elegant abstraction. 3D glasses are encouraged. 

"Boxes of Death" at the Piranha Shop, Friday, 17 October at 5pm. Our final stop on the 4-city show (also check out Portland - 3 October, San Francisco - 8 October, and LA - 11 October) for Boxes of Death 5 lands in our hometown! Boxes of Death is an art exhibition where 50 artists are each given their own coffin to do with what they want. In it's 5th year we are excited to have some old faces and new faces added to the roster. Sponsored by Rudy’s and Juxtapoz, co-curated by Roq La Rue, the 2014 Boxes of Death tour show has grown to include 50 artists and has evolved into a four stop tour. The artist roster includes world renowned painters, illustrators, graphic designers, motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, assemblage masters and print makers.

"The Spirit and the Skull" @ Gargoyles

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 17 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
BC Surf + Sport - 179, Joe Vollan, Joseph Brooks, and STB. There will be free drinks, and Halloween festivities!
Gargoyles Statuary - "The Spirit and the Skull" Please join us for our "darkest" show of the year as we head towards All Hallows Eve... Spirit paintings, Ravens, Skulls, and other otherworldly creatures will be the focus of this mixed media show. Originals, prints, and more will be available! Strange goodies & refreshments will be served!
Trabant Coffee & Chai - "Fat Birds" a group show!
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! 

"Gods & Monsters" by Aaron Jasinski & Augie Pagan" at Ltd Gallery, Saturday, 18 October from 7-10pm. Ltd Gallery has officially merged with the Ray Gun Lounge and Gamma Ray Games on Pine St, so come see the new space! 

"Seduction" hosted by the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Saturday, 25 October from 8pm-2am. See and be seen at this alluring night of amazing music and dancing, enticing performances, lavish erotic art showcase, sultry interactive installations, and of course, lots of delicious eye-candy. Plus a costume contest with impressive prizes!

"Mourning Market" at El Coarazon, Sunday, 26 October from noon-5pm. "Seattle's Premier Dark Theme Market." Get dressed up in your finest, darkest garb. Spend the day strolling through El Corazon all the while shopping for unique pieces by the Pacific Northwest's spookiest artists. Come visit with friends, and enjoy some drinks. Mourning Market is all Ages. $1 entrance fee. 50 FREE Body Bags will be given to the first adults through the door. See you at the show!


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:
"City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India" Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique. Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance. Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists. Show runs thru 15 February 2015.

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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