Thursday, January 1, 2015

JANUARY Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of January (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! It's a new year, which means new art, new inspiration, and new adventures! You can find your favourite artists in every neighbourhood in Seattle as we take 2015 by storm!


"#Social Medium" at 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. Show runs through 4 January 2015.


The Burien (B-Town Beat) ~ Thursday, 1 January 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! 

Karin Schmike @ BAC
The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 2 January from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Shadows & Reflections" by Karin Schminke and "Elegant Clay" by Jason Russell
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Eleven Winery, 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, 2 January from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Stone Way Cafe - "Ice Kingdom" (encore) a group show. A world of ice with over 30 artists limited to a cool palette! Submerge into a world of blue and white!
Fremont Jewelry Design - "Of Corvids & Key Holes" by Braden Duncan, blackbird themed watercolours and precious metal embellished giclee prints
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! 

"LxWxH Special Celebration: A Toast & Thank You to Seattle & Beyond" at LxWxH, Saturday, 3 January from noon-7pm. Please join us for the final celebration at LxWxH Gallery after 4 years as an online venue, and 2 years as a brick-and-mortar space. Over the last 4 years, LxWxH has worked with artists and writers from Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York. In the interest of bridging communities, individuals, and cities; the scope of this project originated with the humble idea that art could serve the same service as community supported agriculture by engaging people intimately. This experiment has been successful beyond measure, and we could not have imagined it would end up where it is now. We couldn't have done it without any of you!! As founder Sharon Arnold sets this space down to continue supporting local and national artists in another, we hope you will celebrate the successes of LxWxH and the artists writers and collectors we've worked with not in sadness, but in revelry. Come bring your whiskey, your wine, your smiles, and your joy!

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 3 January from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Local Color" showcasing the work of our gallery artists in their varying genres: Alicia Caruso, Esther Clark, Jacqueline Garrels Chisick, Laurie McClave, Lisa Benshoof, Lorien Shaw, Miranda McClave & Jason S. Squire.
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). 

"Collect: See • Appreciate • Own", Thursday, 8 January from 6-8pm. You are invited to a private, and unique tour of established galleries which encourages art collecting. The tour starts at Vermillion then takes us to Greg Kucera Gallery, Roq la Rue, and Ghost Gallery. Finally, the bus will drop us off at the City Arts Winter Arts Awards. It will take place in a very comfortable eco-friendly vehicle with champagne, cheese and n/a drinks. Ticket $25.00

Greg Kucera Gallery

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 8 January from 5-8pm. Due to the New Years holiday, the 1st Thursday Art Walk has been rescheduled for 2nd Thursday instead. Selected shows: 
Greg Kucera Gallery - "In the Absence Of..." curated by Klara Glosova & Sierra Stinson
Roq la Rue - "Incantation" (Main Gallery) group show featuring: Peter Ferguson, Barnaby Whitfield, Jeff Jacobson, Sail, Redd Walitzki, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Chie Yoshii, Zachari Logan, Mandy Greer, Casey Weldon , Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Jennifer McNeely, Andrea Wicklund, Erica Rose Levine. Incantation is an exhibition inspired by themes around death, rebirth, winter, and ritual. Winter is a deeply symbolic time of renewal, introspection, and the first stirrings of life hinting at a far-off spring. It is no wonder that artists tell stories inspired by the seductive mystery of mysticism and the figure. Throughout these tales the depths of our desire, both beautiful and terrible, manifest. Upstairs Gallery: Mark Mitchell, Follies.
SOIL - "Museum for an Imagined City" is a collection of impressions and ideas of Seattle by a group of artists who have never been there. Works stem from factual research, personal imagined histories and ideas from popular culture, and explore the city’s culture, weather, people, past and future. The aim of the museum is to see what happens when ideas of the city are confronted by the city itself, and its inhabitants. Also featuring "On the Stove" Recent works by Paul Komada.
Trabant Coffee - "2nd Annual Singular/Similar Solstice" (encore - show extended through 31 January) A.k.a The Snowflake Show! Featuring over a dozen local artists and laser cut snowflakes courtesy of Bellevue Fine Art Reproductions!
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Abmeyer + Wood, AXIS Pioneer Square Angle Gallery, Art Xchange, The Belfry Oddities, Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Flatcolor Gallery, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Hall Spassov Gallery, James Harris Gallery, 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, 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!

"Winter Art Walk Awards" sponsored by City Arts & Blue Moon. Thursday, 8 January from 7-11pm at Sole Repair Shop. Each quarter three guest judges explore neighborhood artwalks throughout the city to select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The Art Walk Awards celebrate the finalists and attendees at the event will vote for the winners. The top three artworks will receive cash prizes and the first-place artwork will be featured in City Arts Magazine. 7–11 p.m., 21+, RSVP here:

Ghost Gallery

The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 8 January from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Cafe PettiRosso - Liz Moody, collage & photography
Ghost Gallery - "9th Annual Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza!" Join us as our Annual Miniature Art exhibit continues! Many pieces have already found good homes, but there are plenty left to see and enjoy! 250+ small works of art priced $250 & under. Most pieces will be in the $50-$100 range, perfect for starting your own original art collection, and/or gifting during the holiday season. Paintings, Photography, Prints, 3D work, Mixed Media, Glass, Encaustic and much more...Over 50 local & global artists have been selected! 
In-Arts Collective - Kelly Sorbel 2010-2014, retrospective. Including a 20-ft tall viewer-controlled puppet, new paintings & drawings, archives of album covers, logos, T-shirts, rock show posters, video installation, "The Musical Monster", and more!
Ltd Gallery - "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Art Show" (encore) Our 4th Annual Star Wars Art show! Featuring Original art from select artists and licensed works from Acme Archives Limited. Showing through 30 January 2015.
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Robert Tritthardt of Writhe and Shine and Overcast with a Chance of Doom! Featured vendor: Jonquil & Black! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna! Every month we bring you the best in Shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock and psych music with your hosts DJ Kantrip with guest DJ Foxworth. 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.
True Love Gallery - "Effigies: A Show of Dolls & Puppets" Sinful stitches n' sculptures inspired by horrendous dreams, dark corners and late nights. Featuring some of the Northwest's most mischievous artists and crafters. Featuring work by: Kook Teflon, Zane Exactly, Emmett Montgomery, Dustin Curtis - Theatre Misterchanel, Josh Black, Flynn Bickley, Austin Darling, JP Farquar, Kitty Johnson, Rainbow Gore, Aaron Campbell, Jeremy Read, Jason Middelton, Joseph Brooks, Christine Anne, Lady Krishna and Julie Ghoulie. 
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, BauhausCaffe Vita, Capitol Cider, Cloud Gallery, Cupcake Royale, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, Joe Bar Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Paris Eastside, PCNWPoco Wine + Spirits, Retrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill,
Vermillion, and more!

Twilight Gallery
The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 8 January from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Holiday Mini Art Show!" (encore) ‘Tis the season for shopping insanity, specialty Starbucks mugs, and carols on unending loop. Running from sometime mid-September through the first week of January, the end of the year is a time many live in anticipation for year round. Here at Twilight Gallery we are celebrating the season of jolliness with a small works exhibit. 100 works of art priced $250 & under!
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!

Steve Groves @ Echo Echo
Ronnie Art @ Echo Echo
Rhodorah Jacobs @ HappyTime Apocalypse
Corey Skillman @ @ HappyTime Apocalypse
Elle Hanley @ Urban Light Studios
The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 9 January from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - "It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, It's a New Year for Art!" Echo Echo Gallery welcomes our newest member, artist Brandy Tomlin! We'll be featuring new work from the core crew too including a pop culture quilt by Ronnie Art, a surreal series of canvas-printed photos by Steve Groves, and fun things from the rest of us: Agent 0, Artifact Ripley, Braden Duncan, Shanna Duncan, and Xavier Lopez, Jr!
HappyTime Apocalypse - Corey Skillman & Rhodora Jacob, two fabulous artists with colourfully playful bodies of work! Help Corey get to Europe by purchasing her adorable art! This retrospective of features portable pieces at affordable prices!
Push/Pull - The Ballard Sketch Team is a group of artists that gathers bi-monthly in a "spirited session of co-inspiration". We'll be showing their art and will also have their collective zines available.
Urban Light Studios - Elle Hanley solo exhibition, opening reception. Elle Hanley is an American fine art photographer living and working in Seattle. She emerged four years ago as a self-portrait artist and quickly expanded her work into the realms of fashion and surrealism. On any given day, Elle can be found scouting locations on the outskirts of the city with her camera handy and her dog nearby.Closing reception for "Days of Olde" art by Ego, Megon Shore & Solace Wonder.
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 TattooWarlock Labs, and more!

Casey Brookbush & Derek Ross at the Elliott Bay Brewery, Friday, 9 January from 6pm-late. A choice selection of solo works & collaborative pieces by Derek & Casey. Opening night reception party with the artists Friday January 9th, 6pm to midnight. BIG show with 50+ pieces, including Derek & Casey's recent Science Fiction animated illuminated large scale epic star ship set. Limited edition prints available night of the event as well as holiday gifts for existing collectors.

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 9 January from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Stylus Salon - "Holiday Mini Extravaganza!" Even more miniature art from the Ghost/Twilight Gallery collaboration! 
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe, Essentia, Form/Space Atelier, Michelle Dirkse Interior Design, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber Shop, Sassafras, Seattle Ink & Oil, and more!

The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 10 January from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - TBA
Kiss Cafe - Molly Keen
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, Liberte Skin Wellness, Miro Tea, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue and more!

Eight & Sand
Cait Willis @ Interstitial
Manticore Stencil Art @ GLC

The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 10 January from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "Wood" This months art walk will continue with the Wood show. This will be the closing reception and the last chance to see this show! The gallery will be closed for the rest of the month for full re-paint and winter break. The gallery will re-open in February with a solo show featuring the artwork of Jenny Dayton.
Interstitial - Brand new gallery in Georgetown! Taking over where LxWxH left off, Interstitial presents "Dr Jekyl & Madame Hyde" by Cait Willis. Using media as her drawing tool, Seattle based artist Cait Willis has developed a practice of documenting digital miscommunication. In this exhibit, Dr Jekyll and Madame Hyde Willis presents the duality of media and culture through the exploration of the glitch. Exhibiting a series of digital paintings, prints, and video work, the viewer is given the opportunity to experience her process.Show runs thru 8 February.
Georgetown Liquor Company - Pop culture stencil art on records by Manticore Stencil Art (Dave Ryan)
Krab Jab Studio - "The Sacred & the Divine" by Yvette Endrijautzki. Following the theme of "divine and sacred" Yvette created a series of sculptures reflecting the world of the Other. Beautiful, iconic and bizarre structures are pieced together from bits of junk and cast-off toys, the final effect being the entrancement of the viewer. Her work absolutely must be seen in person to really experience it. Supporting her in this show are artists Drew Tucker, Joe Vollan, Elijah Evenson, and Japanese artist Tokyo Jesus. All four artists bring to the table their own interpretation of the divine, be it in the structure of Nature, in the form of Woman, or in the bittersweet passage of Death.
LxWxH Subscription Project - a special guest curated box by Sierra Stinson of Vignettes
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, 14 January 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, 15 January from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - The art of Jessica Van Hulle (encore)
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!

"Echi Carnevale" @ Gargoyles
The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 16 January from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Gargoyles Statuary - "Echi Carnevale" by Daniel McManus. Please join us for an exciting glimpse into the mystical and glamorous "Carnevale" a celebration of the Venetian Mardi Gras through the photographic eyes of Daniel McManus. Feel free to dress up and enjoy the colorful fantasy of the evening with us!
Also see new work at 7 Market & Cafe, BC Surf + Sport, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid Gallery, Moksha, Trabant Coffee & Chai, University Business Center, Zoka Coffee, and more! 

"Off the Wagon" featuring Sensei 23 and Solace Wonder at Brouwer's Cafe, Wednesday, 21 January from 6-9pm. Resolutions were meant to be broken! "Off the Wagon" is a very "spirited" collection by Sensei 23 and solace wonder that will have you thirsting for more! Join us for the unveiling of an all new series that celebrates the art of drunkenness. For those of you who believe in being festive to the max, there will be a limited edition 12oz. schooner glass brandishing the "Off the Wagon" logo to commemorate the occasion. (only 72 available)


Mughal Painting @ SAAM
This month the SAAM is featuring:"Live On: Mr's Japanese Neo-Pop." The devastating disaster of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and the nuclear accident afterwards were both a shock and inspiration for Japanese Neo-Pop artist Mr. In response, he composed a massive installation made of hundreds of everyday objects from Japanese life. It’s the central work in this exhibition, presented here with a series of new paintings and other work. A reminder of the debris that blanketed the Tohoku area in the aftermath of 3.11 tsunami and earthquake, the installation embodies the post-disaster fear and frustration of the Japanese people since the catastrophic events. Showing through 5 April 2015.
"Mughal Painting: Power & Piety." Works of art produced in India under the Mughals (1526–1857), a dynasty of Turko-Mongol origin whose emperors created the most expansive, dominant, and wealthy Islamic empire in the history of the subcontinent. Showing through 21 June 2015.

Roy Lichtenstein @ SAM
"City Dwellers" @ SAM
This month the SAM is featuring:
"Pop Departures." In the 1960s, art for the first time embraced the brash world of commercial culture, advertising, and mass media—images of shiny newness, youth, and seduction. Pop art electrified artists, audiences, and critics alike. It changed our understanding of art, and the ripple effects of its seismic shift are still felt today. Pop Departures presents the bold visions of American Pop artists, including the works of icons such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, and Claes Oldenburg. Showing through 11 January 2015.
"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. Showing through 15 February 2015.

"The Common Sense" @ Henry
"Sanctum" @ Henry
The Henry Art Gallery is currently featuring: "The Common Sense" by Ann Hamilton. Images of animals specimens; bestiaries and children’s ABC primers; fur, feather, and gut garments are stitched together with sound, voice, printed texts, and the movement of air in a building newly opened to light. Time is also a material of the exhibition. Over the six-month duration of the common S E N S E, the project will shift with some elements depleting and others accumulating. Periodically, the galleries will be animated by reading and singing. Showing through 26 April 2015.
"Sanctum" by Juan Pampin & James Coupe. An interactive art installation, Sanctum employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. Sanctum seeks to investigate the narrative potential of social media while raising important and provocative questions about the conflicting imperatives emerging in our culture as we promote and embrace ever-more-intrusive electronic media, while still cherishing traditional notions of privacy. Showing through 4 November 2015.

Jessika Kenney @ Frye
Pan Gonkai @ Frye
This fall the Frye Art Museum is featuring:  
"Anchor Zero" by Jessika Kenney. Opening reception Friday, 9 January at 7.30pm. Vocalist and composer Jessika Kenney creates an ephemeral site-specific video installation that will fill the galleries with voice and video projections.
"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. Show runs through 18 January 2015.  
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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