Wednesday, July 1, 2015

JULY Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of July (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! Summer is officially in full swing, so enjoy the sun, enjoy the art, and don't forget your sunscreen! Art Scene Seattle does not offer art protection, but soaking in some rays of residual creative brilliance does the body (and the mind, and the everything else) a bit of good.


"Immortal Ephemera" by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law at Krab Jab Studio. "Beauty in minutia, immortality in the ephemeral. From the healing honey-elixir of bees, to the dual nature of abundance and destruction encapsulated by the humble body of a locust; from the eternal Soul embodied by a moth, to the glory of rebirth in a scarab: insects bear our mythology and lore. Living ephemera, they are imbued with divinity so that their fleeting existence encompasses something far beyond what their physical size and mortal span might suggest. Immortal Ephemera examines the fugitive and diminutive, and follows where their imprints leads." Showing through 11 July.

"Plus 1 (Encore)" at Roq La Rue. We're open from 2-9pm for First Thursday! Come enjoy "PLUS 1" for the last time - for this short-run invitational we asked six of our artists to bring a guest to show alongside them. Come see who our artists are looking at and inspired by! After today, Roq La Rue will be closed until July 20th. Showing 2 July only! 



The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 2 July from 5-9pm. Selected shows: 
Artifact Gallery - "Anything That Breathes" by Polina Tereshina & Rob Katkowski. Artifact has the pleasure of hosting new oil, acrylic and ink paintings on canvas and paper by Seattle artists, Polina Tereshina & Rob Katkowski. Anything that Breathes is a collection of doorways into known and unknown spaces. Each work a captured moment, a memory, each an idea of place, of people... real and imagined experiences, brimmed with mystery. Through line, color, and plane the show evokes transient thought. Spaces are created with filtered context, compelling the viewer to look inward. Wandering and open-ended reflections suggest a human struggle for balance; our desire for exploration against the comfort of what we already know. Tereshina & Katkowski create passing feelings, private periods of disorientation and resolution, and doors to the abstract space in-between.
AXIS Pioneer Square - "NineTEEN85: Part II" by Justin Kane ElderThis exhibit is Justin Kane Elder’s interpretation of his eccentric upbringing nurtured in a neo-hippie-survivalist-kung-fu-wolf-pack setting. Witness what happens when a seven year old has full access to automatic weapons and wild animals for siblings. Elder’s exhibition is a series of multi-media works that explore icons and heroes from his childhood. Visual elements such as abstraction, repetition, and scavenging are used to capture the essence of his savage youth.
Flatcolor Gallery - "Up & Left" featuring Charles Russ, Cris Cook, Joe Nix, Jose Rodriguez III & Luke Yates
The Piranha Shop - "Unfathomable" group show. Unfathomable follows the same concept as Antler's annual group show Unnatural Histories but is focused specifically on water dwelling mythical creatures.
Roq La Rue - "Plus 1 (Encore)" We're open from 2-9pm for First Thursday! Come enjoy "PLUS 1" for the last time - for this short-run invitational we asked six of our artists to bring a guest to show alongside them. Come see who our artists are looking at and inspired by! After today, Roq La Rue will be closed until July 20th. 
SAM - "Fresh" by Mary Lamery, oil landscapes. Her subject matter of the Naches Heights represent maternal roots, where several generations of family were orchardists, growing apples, cherries, and pears. Impressionistic in style, her compositions will include orchards of the Heights, sagebrush covered terrain, the Naches River, and the beautiful Eastern Washington sky.
Shift - "Nanosystems" by Craig Van den Bosch
SOIL - "New Members Show" The exhibition includes work by Thom Heileson, Natalie Jenkins, Philip LaDeau, Paula Rebsom, and Joana Stillwell, new members of SOIL working across photography, video, drawing, and sculpture. The artists incorporate and examine technology in their work, specifically how it mediates and records human experiences and behaviors within wild, urban, and domestic environments. Concerned with these environments physical and subliminal impact on their inhabitants, the artists document how they intersect and transform over time, ultimately influencing our collective and individual existence.
Trabant Coffee - "Synapse" by Grace Matsumoto (Tiny Fat Bird). syn·apse ˈsinˌaps/ noun: synapse; plural noun: synapses 1. a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Abmeyer + WoodThe AKArchy, Angle Gallery, Art XchangeThe Belfry OdditiesBonfire GalleryCore GalleryDavidson Galleries, DelicatusFoster/White GalleryGallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Greg Kucera Gallery, Hall Spassov Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Linda Hodges GalleryMariane Ibrahim Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square SaloonPlatform Gallery, Punch Room 104 GallerySAM GallerySeattle Artsource, Stonington GalleryTK Artist Loftsand 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 July from 6-9pm. The next Beat is on its way: Craft Madness! This month we are celebrating the art of craft - handmade goods that are just as beautiful and evocative as traditional 2-D artwork. Selected shows: 
Burien Books - Edward McCormick, paper cuts
Check out new work at Burien Arts Gallery, Burien Press, Elliott Bay BreweryGlass ExpressionsMaven MercantilePage 2 Books, Phoenix TeaSkinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

Sharon Carr @ BAC

The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 3 July from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "The Garden Bench" group show. A profusion of paintings, photographs, prints, and yes, actual benches that invite you to sit down and stay awhile.
Eleven Winery - Alyson Jay Photography, giclee prints on metal
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Blackbird Bakery, the BPADangerFork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public HouseIsland GalleryPegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStickRoby King GallerySally Robinson Gallery, and more!

Tiny Dodo
The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 3 July from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Tiny Dodo Gallery - "Kitty Cats on Parade" featuring Lara Kaminoff, local Seattle Indie Comic Artist & Illustrator. She paints kitties oh so well! There will be a whole array of cute, cuddly, menacing and mysterious kitties accompanying her beautiful illustrations!


The Port Orchard Art on the Streets ~ Saturday, 3 July from 2-5pm (April-November). Featuring INK: DIY temporary tattoos, alcohol ink, zentangles -- try it out and enjoy local artists, fun and shopping in Downtown Port Orchard.

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 3 July from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Creepy Cute Girls" The Looks that Kill.... Jessica Ward and Macsorro get out the lead and team up for this show all about the cute and the creepy side of girls. Each presents their ideal in their own unique style. Featuring Jessica Ward, Jorge Macswiney & Kat Anderson Dolls
Also check out new work at Earthenworks GalleryForest Gems GalleryGallery 9Max Grover GalleryNorthwind ArtsAlliancePort Townsend GallerySimon Mace Gallery, Williams Gallery, and more! If you get hungry along the way, stop into Elevated Ice CreamNifty Fifty'sDinerWater Street Creperie, or Cellar Door (the delicious brainchild of local food aficionados Dominic Svornich and Stephanie Hoch).

Ames Lake Art Escape. NEW! Custom-tailored art classes! Every Tuesday night from 7-10pm. $50/session or $160 for 4-weeks. Ames Lake Art Escape is your place to get away from the city, relax with a glass of wine, and focus on developing your art skills. We offer a custom-tailored experience adjusted to your speed, interest, and ability - the perfect way to develop your art skills in a low-stress, supportive environment. Whether you are experienced and looking to find community while expanding your skills, or brand new and excited to discover the world of art, Ames Lake Art Escape can be a wonderful place to practice techniques, seek guidance, and explore new materials in a casual setting, customized for your needs. Classes are organized and hosted by two local artists, Maj Askew & Carl Falkner, and run out of a spacious personal studio outside of Redmond. 

12th Ave Arts
The Factory
Ghost Gallery

The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 9 July from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
12th Avenue Arts - "Garden Variety" group show. Garden Variety is the first-ever visual arts show in the Gallery at 12 Ave Arts, with work by several local artists, curated by Amanda Manitach. Join us in the grand lobby for our inaugural Art Walk Happy Hour, view the artwork in the 2nd floor gallery, and grab a map of all the art walk venues! 
Cloud Gallery - "A Working Theory" group show. Cloud Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring Seattle artists Akiko Masker, Guy Merrill, Michael Lorefice, Jen Murray, Polina Tereshina, Preston Graves & Will Schlough
The Factory - "The Girl's Room" by Ashley Armitage. Ashley Armitage is a 21-year-old photographer from Seattle currently majoring in photography at the University of Washington. Her work is an exploration of the representation of femininity, examining the rituals, mythology and fantasy intertwined with images of the feminine. For the last few months, she has focused on highlighting the private lives and routines of girlhood: applying makeup, getting dressed, hanging out in bedrooms, gossiping in bathrooms. Such things constitute traditional visions of girlhood and womanhood that are often reduced to cliché and condemned as superficial, vain, petty, and catty. Her work is an attempt to reclaim these activities.
Ghost Gallery - "New & Recent Mixed Media & Intaglio Work" by Ashley Shumaker. Ashley Shumaker is a printmaker and mixed media artist residing in Seattle, WA. She studied printmaking and bookarts at Portland State University, as well as textile and fiber arts in South Korea. Following the completion of her printmaking degree, she interned at several printshops including Atelier Meridian, Flight 64, and Em Space Book Arts. After a short residency at Penland School of Crafts, she joined Print Zero, a print studio in Seattle that is now part of the Inscape Arts & Cultural Center. Currently she is teaching printmaking at North Seattle College & Gage Academy of Art.
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Steven Johnson Leyba! Featured vendor: Open the Cellar Door! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna with Deidre & Sybil! Every month we bring you the best in Shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock and psych music with your hosts DJ Echo & guest DJ Seraphim! 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.
Retrofit Home - Braden Duncan & Jeff Farnam. Braden draws her inspiration from the peculiar minutiae of the human form, symbolism and mythology. And, in Jeff MF'S latest fit of silliness ewoks in reeboks, beards made of Skittles, and shaggy-haired sheepdogs adorn wood and other found objects.
Saint John's Bar - "Prophesy of the Goldfinch" by Evan Amarante Soares. His latest silkscreen poster series, Prophecy of the Goldfinch, is an experiment in illustrative storytelling that draws subject matter from an imagined mythology of his own creation and the incomplete odyssey of an unnamed goldfinch-like creature. Featuring music by DJ Pavone! Poster editions will be available for sale through Ghost Gallery for the duration of the exhibit. Showing through early August 2015.
The Pine Box - "Raw Sienna" by Sensei23. Art Walk strikes again and we are joined once more by one of our favorite resident artists Kevin Senseitwentythree Sullivan. Get some culture and a beer!
True Love Gallery - "OCD.ART" Form Follows Dysfunction… For July, we’re featuring seven artists whose work plays with geometry, patterns, and detail. Featuring work from Thomas Sinnamond, Lola Ocian, Kerstin Graudins, Anji Marth, Jess Bruels, Inge Vandormael, Erin Fox.
Also check out new work at AmericanaApocalypse TattooBauhausCaffe VitaCafe Pettirosso, Calypte Gallery, Capitol CiderCupcake RoyaleFront Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, In-Arts Collective, Joe BarKismet Salon, Laughing Buddha, Online CafeParis EastsidePCNWPoco Wine + Spirits, SAAMSaints Gallery, STart Wall ProjectSugarPillVermillionand more!

"Summer Art Walk Awards" by City Arts & Blue Moon at Sole Repair Shop, Thursday, 9 July from 7-11pm. Each quarter three guest judges explore neighborhood art walks throughout the city to select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The Art Walk Awards celebrate the finalists, and the attendees 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. 21+ RSVP required.

The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 9 July from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Feral Women" by Katrina del Mar. With Feral Women, Katrina del Mar continues to explore the theme of the wild women who break with convention - an obsession she's had since childhood. The wildness in women, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle is, for del Mar, a source or the divine. Large scale, hi-octane, full color, super-saturated photographs could be scenes from forgotten, fantastic films. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker, the biker, the surfer-selkie - are icons of a new feminist pantheon. Artist talk & screening Saturday, 11 July from 6-9pm.
Also check out new work at Arts West, Click! Design That FitsThe Heartland CafeHotwire CoffeeShadowlandSkylark Cafe, Shoofly PieWest 5, Wild Rose's, Windermere, and more!

"Color Drop" @ ULS
The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 10 July from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - "Wit & Whimsey" An evening of wit & whimsy featuring the Echo Echo crew: Agent 0, Andrew Schons, Braden Duncan, Brandy Tomlin, Claudio Duran, Jeff Farnam, Rhodora Jacob, Ronnie Taylor, Shanna Duncan & Xavier Lopez Jr.
Push/Pull - "Space Oddity" group show. An art show that's out of this world...
Urban Light Studios - Opening reception: "Color Drop" by Caroline Roosevelt & Abigail Elaine. With special guests: The Sketch Pistols. Closing reception: The Gallery of Regrettable Superheroes
Also check out new and exciting work at Avanti Art & DesignChocolattiGainsbourg, HappyTime Apocalypse, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Paper Diamonds Clothing, Quadrapus, School of RockThe Space is Ours, Two Bird TattooWarlock Labs, and more!

Chris Sheridan, Braden Duncan & Mary Enslow at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Opening reception: Friday, 10 July from 6-9pm. Curated by Bherd Studios, showing through 30 September.

Stylus Salon
The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 10 July from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Stylus Salon - Heather Ann Kelly & Jesse Link. Ghost Gallery presents an off-site exhibit at the gorgeous STYLUS SALON in Belltown. Seattle artists Heather Ann Kelly and Jesse Link will be showing a vibrant collection of originals and giclee prints. Heather Ann Kelly: Large format mixed media & collage paintings with 3D elements. Richly layered, mystical themes. Jesse Link: Archival giclee prints on canvas featuring some of his most recent work. Bright, playful narratives.
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel SeattleCrocodile CafeEssentia, Form/Space Atelier, Michelle Dirkse Interior Design, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Pintxo & The UpstairsRocco's, Rudy's Barber ShopSassafras, Seattle Ink & Oil, and more!


The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 11 July from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - Chelsea Desforges, pyrography
Check out new work at Annie's Art &FrameArt & SoulBallard Metal ArtsBallard WorksThe BalMarBlowing Sands Glass StudioBuilding C StudiosCupcake RoyalFilthy RichFull TiltHabitude, Herb's House, Kiss Cafe, Liberte Skin WellnessMiro Tea, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studiothe Sunset TavernVenue and more!

Krab Jab
Spectrum House
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday, 11 July from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "Childhood Fantasies/Adult Realities" by Seb Barnett. Childhood is a magical time in life, but one of the things that people can forget about magical events is that they are not defined by the traditional ideas of realty. Magic is terrifying. We look back on the childhood years with rose colored glasses, not always recalling the upset of being in a world that was unpredictable, chaotic, and unknown. The very same things that made childhood amazing and beautiful are the same things that make adulthood terrifying. Life demands that we be responsible and upright in a world of complete chaos, where nothing can truly be pinned down as real. Our childhoods rear up with the weight of a thousand whys and what-ifs, leaving us only with a façade of adulthood. This body of work is an exploration of the terror and beauty of the fantastic reality that is life. The unknown is explored, but never truly known.
Georgetown Liquor Company - "Oddities & Eccentricities" by Larkin 
Interstitial - "Unsupervised Learning" by Adam Ferriss. Unsupervised Learning draws upon the visual language of technical papers and diagrams created by scientists researching computer vision. With code as his tool, Adam Ferriss uncovers and recontextualizes the images, symbols, and language used in the development of human-like visual processing. Using generative processes and automation as an approach to image making, Unsupervised Learning transforms the gallery into an interactive visual environment. Exhibiting new print and video works, along with an Oculus VR installation, Ferriss shows how the language of computer coding has added new dimensions in process based art.
Krab Jab Studio - "I'll Read You a Story: Childrens Book Art" group show. The names may not be familiar, but the art will peal bells within the heart! Childhood is never complete without picture books. We learn our barnyard animals, we dance under a smiling moon, we giggle at the antics of hungry insects, and we chew on the pages and bindings with zest. Krab Jab Studio invites the viewer to revisit those wonderful images with the published work of some of the best contemporary children's book illustrators of today. Featuring the work of Marc Brown,Tony DiTerlizzi, Scott Gustafson, Cory Godbey, Ruth Sanderson, Barbara McClintock, Jon J Muth, Jerry Pinkney, Gary Lippincott, Barry Moser, Diane deGroat, Mordecai Gerstein and Richard Jesse Watson. Richard Jesse Watson in attendance! Artist Talk will commence at 7:30.
Spectrum House Salon & Photo - "Vital Fluids" by Seb Barnett. Seb’s imagery explores the space between reality and fantasy in a contemporary context. The images created evoke strong emotions of defiance, grief, curiosity, and more. The fantastic is married with the hard realities of being alive in a world that is both beautiful and harsh. Plants, fungi and color become a symbol of intense emotions that can’t necessarily be known, understood, or expressed. 
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore TattooBelle & WhisselFantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown AtelierGeorgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Smarty PantsThe Alice, Totally Blown GlassworksTwo Tartes CafeWax Expressions, and more!

"2nd Saturdays at TK Hall Collective" ~ The 2nd Saturday of every month from noon-5pm at the TK Artist Loft building in Pioneer Square. With the revitalised success of the Pioneer Square 1st Thursday Art Walk, several of the working studios at the Tashiro/Kaplan Building have collectively decided to add a new tradition by also opening our doors to the public on the second Saturday of every month from noon to 5 pm. Participating studios:
306 S Washington St. (#101 - Ellen Hoch Berg, #103 - Studio 103, #104 - Juan Alonso, #105 - Joanna Morgan Designs)
312 S Washington St. (#2B - Barbara Noonin, #C - Jody Joldersma)

Jan Smith @ Facere
"Marked, Stitched & Mended" at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery featuring Jan Smith, a Canadian enamelist/metalsmith. A new body of work showing in June and July. This new work evolves from a relationship with place and investigation into the simple marks of stitching and mending and the patterns in the snow from animals. Facere Jewelry Art Gallery represents 45+ artists from the USA, Canada,Europe, and South American. 18 of those metalsmiths live and work in the Puget Sound region. The gallery has 6 major shows each year and several Featured Artist shows.

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 15 July from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Tin Lizzie Lounge - Aegean Art & Design, paintings
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art LabsCaffe LadroLiberty Tattoo ParlourMercer Street BooksMud BayPeridot BoutiqueTeatro Zinzanni, Toulouse PetitThe Vera Project, and more!

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Friday, 16 July from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Please Let Me Keep You" by Alicia Hatfield, woodblock prints & more!
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 VieThe PaperyRed Petal CakesStunningly Strange Gallery, and more than 30 other Edmonds art spaces!
The Edmonds Thearte presents Free Movie Night! Every 3rd Thursday following the Art Walk! This Month: The Matrix

"Pianos in the Park Launch Party" hosted by Gage Academy of Art. Join us on Thursday, 16 July from noon to 1:30pm at Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave N, near the model boat pond) as we launch Pianos in the Parks 2015! Gage artists are busily creating some incredible pianos that will be a visual delight displayed around the model boat pond at Lake Union Park. Classical King FM’s Lisa Bergman will be the welcoming performer and help unveil the pianos, and John Richards from KEXP will be our MC for the event. Ben Klinger from Classic Pianos has lined up 22 pianists aged 8 – 18 (and one 60 year old) and he personally arranged Irving Berlin’s “I Love A Piano” into four parts so all 22 pianos could play it. And KEXP is finalizing the band that will end the program.

Cafe Solstice

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 17 July from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Cafe Solstice - John Hunter, illustrative & fantasy paintings
Gargoyles Statuary - "Omens & Portents" by Liv Rainey-Smith. Please join us to welcome Liv Rainey-Smith as she presents her new woodcut prints inspired by Hermetic magic and alchemy. Her technique blends Western and Japanese printmaking techniques for a unique look that that combines fantasy with horror and whimsy.
Moksha - "Shared Breath" by the KapwaMana Collective. Shared Breath is a journey through time and memory. This exhibit explores the many expressions and pathways we share in celebrating the spirit, waters, and lands of our ancestry.
Trabant Coffee & Chai - "Tiny Adventures" by Corey Skillman. Help Corey fund her European adventure in August! This month Trabant hosts her small angry animals, mystical starscapes, and pop culture vignettes.
Also see new work at 7 Market & CafeBC Surf + Sport, Cafe Allegro, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid Gallery, University Business Center, Zoka Coffee, and more! 

"Sea Affaire: The 2nd Voyage, A Treasure Trove of Nautical Delights" at the Piranha Shop. Wednesday, 22 July from 6-10pm. Seattle’s premier DIY venue plays port to this year’s “Sea Affaire.” The maiden voyage was a solo effort by local artist Solace. This year Solace accepts the role of captain and insists on assistance. A motley crew of artists was assembled to man the ship.
    We welcome aboard Michelle Anderst, the natural observer of the crew. Her delicate structures and attention to detail are sure to marvel.
    Ego was a must for this trek. His tattoo heritage coupled with his patented whimsical creepiness will surely supply some maritime merriment.
    His ability to harness water-based pigment makes Levi Hastings an obvious addition to this cast. Drawing from his many travels and filtered through his eye for design, his tales are not to be missed.
    Megon Shoreclay is a true explorer. Enamored with the mysteries of the natural world, she brings vibrance and excitement to her vision.
    Your captain for this voyage, Solace is a true believer in, “ all hands on deck.” He is getting his hands dirty right along side everyone else to provide a deeper glimpse into the sea affaire.
    To complete this ensemble, there is Joe Vollan. His dedication to adventure is unparalleled as he grounds us with his search for contentment and hope in dilapidated worlds.
    Please join us for the celebration of this year’s “Sea Affaire” collection. All crew members will be in attendance. There will be an after party graciously hosted by The Octopus Bar.  

Shaun Kardinal, proposed title: "Dust" (This piece is not finished. This piece is only the start.)

"Turn (Part 1: Shaun Kardinal)" 4th Tuesdays at Joe Bar, Tuesday, 28 July at Joe Bar from 6.30-9.30pm. Kicking off this inaugural series is project director and platform creator Shaun Kardinal, offering up his first tangible work in nearly two years for eleven iterative, collaborative revisions from his peers and heroes. TURN is a year-long collaborative exhibition, where twelve artists take turns transforming a single piece.

"Seattle Art Fair" at Century Link Field, 30 July-2 August. Seattle Art Fair is a platform designed to showcase the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Through inventive citywide cultural partnerships, the fair will be a destination for new and established collectors, international art patrons, and residents of one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
Public Fair Hours:
11am - 7pm on Friday, July 31
11am - 7pm on Saturday, August 1
12pm - 6pm on Sunday, August 2

"Out of Sight" at King Street Station, 30 July-2 August. A survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson. In tandem with the Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight presents over 80 visual artists in 24,000 square feet of the historic King Street Station. Join us for this landmark event.


Chiho Aoshima @ SAAM

The SAAM is currently featuring:
"Rebirth of the World" by Chiho Aoshima. (2 May - 4 October) Welcome to the fantastic world of Chiho Aoshima. This might just be our future. Who’s to say that as technology advances, as natural disasters rise, as the organic world blends with the manmade, that smartphones will not become smart buildings? That skyscrapers will not stand up and walk among mountains? That ghosts and spirits don’t already float through our world? Aoshima’s work has undeniably dark images but a positive attitude. There’s no evidence of fear in her art. Her murals, digital prints, and drawings don’t want to escape from society or from the future. Instead, she seems to embrace all possibilities, including a world where the skeletons and ghosts reside alongside the rest of us. Her work may look like a surreal fantasy. But ask Aoshima, and she’ll tell you she’s showing us the reality that our beautifully chaotic world may be hurtling toward.

The SAM is currently featuring:
"Place" by John Armstrong, Mel Curtis & Jennifer Stanton. Where we live, where we've come from, and where we choose to be all help inform our daily experiences and our sense of place in the world. John Armstrong says that his photos "show some of the irony, humor and weirdness of what it's like living in America today." Mel Curtis travels the world – at times with University of Washington student groups – and will have new images based on those travels. Jennifer Stanton's new work "is a series of Acacia trees, which easily lead the mind to the continent of Africa."

"Serious Games" by Harun Farocki (19 March - 12 July). German filmmaker Harun Farocki’s four-part video installation Serious Games examines the way we use technology and simulation to prepare American soldiers for missions in the Middle East and Afghanistan and to debrief them after returning from active duty. Filmed at different army training centers in the U.S., the work presents us with four scenarios where the line between reality and fiction becomes disconcertingly blurred. By charting the seamless integration of computer-simulated environments into training programs—and the substitution of a virtual environment for the real and the real for the virtual—Farocki forcefully impresses on the viewer our emotional and psychological investment in the make-believe scenario.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is currently featuring:
The Mesa Gallery presents "Cut & Bent" a group exhibition of art in tin, curated by Bill Bran-Mickle. Tin as an artistic medium is fairly unusual even though it has surrounded us for many decades.  With the surge in interest in environmental conservation, it is no wonder artists have found their way to contribute by recycling tins into artistic expression. Featuring work by Deborah Paul, Jenny Fillius, Kathy Ross, Loran Scruggs, Nan Wonderly, Nia Michaels & Ross Palmer Beecher.
The Sherry Grover Gallery presents "Artists' Books: Chapter Four" & "Miniature Books: Collection of Margot E Amestoy"

Wayne Bund @ Gage
Gage Academy of Art is currently featuring:
"Drink & Draw" 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! No formal instruction is provided, no host bar. Ages 21+ only, please. $10 at the door.

"The Common Sense" @ Henry
"Sanctum" @ Henry
The Henry Art Gallery is currently featuring:  
"Sanctum" by Juan Pampin & James Coupe (4 May 2013 - 23 August 2015). 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.

The Frye Art Museum is currently featuring:  
"Structure & Ornament" by Leo Saul Berk, an exhibition which comprises sculptural and video work by Seattle artist Leo Saul Berk, as well as two new site-specific works commissioned by the Museum.
"Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178" Little Red Book #178 comprises nineteen Polaroids of friends and celebrities, many of whom were involved in the production of Warhol's film L'Amour (1973), which was filmed in Paris in September 1970. L'Amour was written and directed by Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The film starred Warhol superstars Jane Forth and Donna Jordan, French actor Max Delys, and American actor Michael Sklar; the cast also included Peter Greenlaw and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
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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