Saturday, November 1, 2014

NOVEMBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of November (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! And if you're shopping or gifts this holiday season, please make an effort to support your community by checking out some of your local artists and craftsmen! You can find beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind creations at every art walk!


Mark Tedin @ Cloud Gallery
Mark Tedin, Nick Gucker & DireWolf Omega at Cloud Gallery. Cloud Gallery proudly presents 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. 

"At the Edge of the Forest: A Mixed Media Exhibition" at Ghost Gallery featuring Adrienne Rozzi (Poison Apple Printshop, Pittsburgh), Caitlin McCormack (represented by Paradigm Arts, Philly), and Cory Benhatzel (New York). 

Siolo Thompson @ Twilight Gallery

"The Linestrider Codex" by Siolo Thompson at Twilight Gallery. 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 Spirit and the Skull" at Gargoyles Statuary. 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! 


The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 1 November from 5-8pm. Selected shows: Red Raven Gallery - "Growths" by Seb Barnett. Some say that Seb was not born, but came out of a tree. Close enough to the city to interact with the art community of Seattle and yet out in the country far enough to fuel the love of the wild, Seb continues to forge a connection between the human condition and the natural world through art.
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). 

"5 Year Anniversary" at Project Tattoo, Saturday, 1 November from 5-10pm. Please join us for Project Tattoo Studio's 5 Year Anniversary Art Show! Featured Artists: Dustin Bogue, Aaron Egging, Shanna Duncan and Braden Duncan. 

The Port Orchard Art Walk (April-November) ~ Saturday, 1 November from 2-5pm. Ready for the last artwalk of 2014? Rain or Shine there will be authors, artists, music, food, fun and shopping!

Susan Hall @ Abmeyer + Wood
"Shear/Moment" @ AXIS
Ryan Bubnis @ Flatcolor
Michael Alm @ Roq la Rue

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 6 November from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Abmeyer + Wood - "Instinct" by Susan Hall
AXIS Pioneer Square - "Shear/Moment" by Allyce Wood & Celeste Cooning. Seattle artists Celeste Cooning and Allyce Wood create from the solid structure, a base formed in medium and imagination. Pattern spills and adapts to create fictitious expressions; detail builds to create new perspectives. Music by Bamboo Beats DJ.
The Belfry Oddities - Tintypes by Henrietta's Eye. Libby Bulloff and Stephen Robinson have been making tintypes and cyanotypes together for the past two years, using three 100+ year old cameras with romantic histories and photographic processes popularized during the 1800s.
Flatcolor Gallery - "Let Us Make It, and It Will Be Alright" by Portland artist Ryan Bubnis. What compels us to make things? Could we ever stop? What are the risks and rewards of living a creative life? To coincide with the show, Bubnis has curated the group drawing exhibition, “Friends & Makers,” in the Flatcolor Gallery loft.
Hall Spassov Gallery - "Freeze, Thaw..." by Tracy Taylor Grubbs. Tracy Taylor Grubbs concerns herself with the natural environment. She possesses an artistic sensibility, a remarkable ability, to allow us to feel nature's immensity while being utterly calmed at the same time. Her canvases border on abstraction to the extent that they dip in and out of representation nearly in front of your eyes. It's a remarkable feat and makes Tracy Grubbs one of our most collected and accomplished artists.
James Harris Gallery - Cameron Martin & Sol Hashemi
OK Gallery - Artwalk Mingle Party & Open Drawing Session. Welcome! Kenneth Lee Huntington here. I'm opening my studio in Pioneer Square this Artwalk and will be offering the services of model Amalya Fae for our drawing pleasure!
Roq la Rue - "The Wild Hunting Dog (Wandering Dioramma)" by Michael Alm. Alm’s installation is inspired by the Hunting Dog diorama at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and its 7ft tall 14ft wide freestanding frame commands attention. From the side the installation is flat and lifeless, but as a viewer squares their gaze with the frame, the composition dramatically solidifies.The installation will be up until 8 November.
Trabant Coffee - "A Touch of the Macabre" (encore) 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 Xchange, Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Greg Kucera Gallery, Linda Hodges Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, 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, 6 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Burien Press - Marianna Maksirisombat & music by Brooke Trisler. Marianna is a local South Seattle artist who produces both flat and three-dimensional formed canvas pieces as well as formed steel art and henna. She is well known in the Seattle Metro for establishing Ballard's Art Church in 2009 by converting an empty church into a grand art gallery and event space. 
Check out new work at Burien Arts Gallery, Burien Books, Elliott Bay Brewery, Glass Expressions, Maven Mercantile, Page 2 Books, Phoenix Tea, Skinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

SAM Remix at Seattle Art Museum, Friday, 7 November from 8pm-late! Choose your own adventure from our variety of performances, activities, dancing, and more, inspired by our new exhibition "Pop Departures" and the rest of SAM's fabulous collection during this creative late night. Create your own mini Vans shoes with ReMike (aka Mike Leavitt) inspired by other novelties in Pop Departures. Also featuring artist collective Let's, DJ RDX artist Troy Gua, comedian Yogi Paliwal, music by Prom Queen, chef Meeru Dhalwala, fashion designer Swati Padmaraj, and more! 18+ event

Claudia Meyer-Newman @ BAC

Rachel Feferman @ BI Museum
The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 7 November from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Encaustic Horizons" by Claudia Meyer-Newman and "New Work" by John Keppeler
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art - "A Hole in the Heart" by Rachel Feferman. Spanning thirty-five years of artistic creation in a wide range of media and moods, this retrospective illuminates the work of Rachel Feferman, who died of breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 55.  The exhibition includes more than twenty large-scale drawings featured in her book Golden Hands as well as earlier work; with this show the viewer now has the opportunity to appreciate the nature of her artistic production as a whole.  The retrospective includes textiles, prints, ceramics, puppets, drawings and paintings in gouache, and watercolor; throughout, process and technique are a springboard to expression ranging from the light and charming to the dark and disturbing.
Eleven Winery - "Israel" by Alyson Jay, a series of Israel photographs printed on brushed aluminum
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, Roby King Gallery, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 7 November 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:
Stone Way Cafe"Monster Show" a monster themed group show curated by Rhodora Jacob, featuring over 50 artists!
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, Space, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

Northwest Snowboards Art Show at Northwest Snowboards in Tacoma, Saturday, 8 November from 9am-6pm. Grand opening of the new Art Gallery at Northwest Snowboards in Tacoma! Featuring the artwork of Todd Fischer, Nicole Bishopp , Shanna Marie Duncan, Aaron Reid, Jesse Joshua Watson, Josie Giddings Surf Art and Jeffro Uitto.

"Pancakes & Booze" at El Corazon, Saturday, 8 November from 8pm-2am. Seattle's Largest Underground Art Show! Over 60 emerging artists! All you can eat pancakes! Live body painting! Only $5 cover, ages 21+

Vikram Madan @ Monster
The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 8 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - "Monsters, Robots & More" by Vikram Madan. Come shop and meet Vikram at his opening reception of "Monsters, Robots and More" for our November art walk! His whimsical art will be up for sale at Monster through December 8th and is great for a unique gift item!
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, Herb's House, Kiss Cafe, Liberte Skin Wellness, Miro Tea, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue and more!

The Central District Art Walk ~ Saturday, 8 Novmeber 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!

Todd Lockwood @ Krab Jab
Sean Johnson @ LxWxH

The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 8 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "The Tumultuous Tea Party" by Tiffany Toland-Scott. A series of paintings inspired by feminist themes with a Gothic twist and featuring a slew of familiar characters from Alice in Wonderland to Snow White. Watercolor, oil, graphite, ink, and digital pieces, including originals and canvas prints!
Georgetown Liquor Company - "Masked/Unmasked" by Mandy McGee with "Nebula" paintings by Corey Skillman
Krab Jab Studio - "The Art of Todd Lockwood" For over 20 years, Todd Lockwood has been a major force in the game and fantasy industry, illustrating games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, book covers for author R.A. Salvatore as well as covers for various books by Tor Publishing, DAW and others. His depictions of dragons and dark elves are some of the most recognizable in the fantasy industry. Krab Jab Studio is excited to present this retrospective of Todd's work, spanning from the early 1990s to his current work today. Many of the originals in this show have not been exhibited since publication, and there has not been a retrospective of this magnitude until now!
LxWxH Gallery - "Before When" by Sean M Johnson. LxWxH is pleased to bring Seattle artist Sean Johnson back to the gallery! Johnson will pursue a series of site-specific installations which investigate the idea of between-ness; such as the moment between hearing and comprehending, the space between information and reaction, or the time between emotion and acceptance. Employing balance, remnants, and limbo, Johnson continues to use objects as metaphor to the human spirit.
LxWxH Subscription Project - a special guest curated box by Sierra Stinson of Vignettes
Spectrum House - "Backlash" 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 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...

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 12 November from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
TS McHugh's Irish Pub - Uptown Art Bazaar. A family friendly event where local artists gather to sell their goods, and get you ready for the holidays.
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!

CoCA's 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction at The Summit, Thursday, 13 November at noon to Friday, 14 November at noon. 24 hours of controlled chaos as 20 emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action. From 6-9pm, "Live! Nudes! Artists!" will be a part of Capitol Hill Art Walk. Join the ongoing cacophony at the Artists Appreciation Party, meet the artists, get a peek at the work in progress, enjoy light refreshments and the beats of DJ EKG and DJ Alan Alan. Admission is free!

Cloud Gallery
Ghost Gallery
Krissy Downing @ True Love
The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 13 November from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Cloud Gallery - "Building Blocks of Life and Lore" An exhibit of oil paintings, using the classical technics of the old masters by Rebecca Lynn Dash, drawings and digital media by Matthew Lewis, and mixed media and sculptures by Danse Perdue. With live Dance performance by Vanessa Skantze with Bone Ladder, and Kaoru Okumura with Butohlet 15. Soul- resonance with harp guitarist Tim Bertsch. Curated by Yvette Endrijautzki
Ghost Gallery - "Slave to the Needlepoint" Needling, threading, stitching, shredding, pulling, knitting, sewing, you name it. This exhibit screams patience and precision, obsession and beauty. Featuring Erin Frost, Joey Veltkamp, Kurt B Reighley, Mark Mitchell, & Paul Komada
Ltd Gallery - "From the Toy Box" Think back to those glorious care free days of Saturday morning cartoons and Disney afternoons. What was that special toy that would light up your imagination? Ltd. has asked over 40 artist to show us their favorite toys in Artwork form.
Merrill Gardens - "Holiday Art Shindig" curated by Laurie Kearney of Ghost Gallery, featuring Braden Duncan and a handful of other local artists
True Love Gallery - "Art by Qrissy" featuring Krissy Downing!
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, Bauhaus, 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, Poco Wine + Spirits, Retrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill, Vermillion, and more!

"Transmission" at the Mercury, Thursday, 13 November from 9.30pm til late. Featured artist: Backbone Photography! Featured vendor: 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.

Twilight Gallery
The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 13 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Our Daily Armour: Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art & Adornment" a group show
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 Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 14 November from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Bherd Studios - "Drop by Drop" Join us for an Epic Group Show entitled "Drop by Drop" featuring a bevy of PNW urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with us over the years. While the show is unthemed, the artists invited are the inspiration and include: Michelle Anderst, Curtis Ashby, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenn Brisson, Jenny Dayton, Nichole DeMent, Braden Duncan, Miguel Edwards, Ego, Marty Gordon, Jeremy Gregory, Troy Gua, Aaron Jasinki, Lucien Knuteson, Larkin, Ryan Molenkamp, Ninjagrl, Chris Olson, Kate Protage, Sensei 23, Chris Sheridan, Megon Shore, Solace, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Brian White.
Push/Pull - "Thankful" Join Push/Pull for a special group art show benefiting the VOA Greenwood Food Bank. A portion of gallery proceeds will be donated to the Greenwood Food Bank. You can provide support for our neighbors in need by buying art, donating food or bringing new toys for their gift drive.
Also check out new and exciting work at Avanti Art & Design, Chocolatti, Echo Echo, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Quadrapus, School of Rock, The Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattoo, Urban Light Studios, Warlock Labs, and more!

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 14 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Essentia - "Paradox: Art by A.Ka" Join us at Essentia for a special night with mixed media artist and author Aubry Kae Andersen, widely known as A.Ka. Experience the striking and colorful illustrations of characters and scenes from her debut novel series Isaac the Fortunate. A.Ka's unique blend of media and the musical accompaniment of Shion Yamakawa on violin and Abraham Neuwelt on handpan is sure to trigger your imagination.
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 & OilStylus Salon, and more!

"Capitol Hill Arts District Launch" at Hugo House, Saturday, 15 November from 11am-late. Please join us for the launch of the City of Seattle’s Arts & Culture Districts program, and the proclamation of the Capitol Hill Arts District. Hear from Councilmember Nick Licata; Office of Arts & Culture director, Randy Engstrom; Capitol Hill Housing Foundation Director, Michael Seiwerath and artist Amanda Manitach. A new group artwork curated by Amanda Manitach, demonstrating the vitality and vibrancy of Capitol Hill, will also be unveiled. After the program, many Capitol Hill culture locations will host open houses in the early afternoon.

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 20 November from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Morbid Anatomy" (encore) 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!

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 21 November 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 - TBD
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! 

"Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird" at the Holiday Inn in Everett, Saturday-Sunday, 22-23rd November. Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity! It’ll be fun. Trust me.


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

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. 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 featured 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.  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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