Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SEPTEMBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of September (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! September houses the autumnal equinox, the passage of time when light & darkness are in perfect balance. So balance some art & some fun, and art walk while it's still sunny! September also marks the official beginning of American football season, so rock on sports fans, and beware the crazy traffic!


As some of you know, both locations of Trabant Coffee have been sold. They will remain coffee shops for the time being, but the new owners are no longer interested in participating in local art walks as of September. I'm really bummed, since I have been curating at Trabant for over 2 years, we've had some wonderful shows in both spaces, and I had some kick-ass exhibits booked over the next few months. I have contacted the affected artists, and have thankfully been able to reschedule to my other curatorial venues as necessary. But it's still frustrating, as the loss of these 2 venues limits my ability to bring the work of artists I admire into the public view. So... I will be actively looking for new art spaces in which to exhibit awesome things. If anyone knows of a space that's in need of a curator, please let me know. Thank you to all of the amazing artists for exhibiting your work, and thanks for a wonderful run, Trabant Coffee & Chai. Cheers.

That said, you have one last chance to catch Trabant's final exhibit, Grace Matsumoto's "Synapse" exhibit, showing through Saturday, 5 September. 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.

"New Works" by Madeline Court at Ghost Gallery. 1 weekend only! Saturday & Sunday, 5-6 September. Ghost Gallery presents a special weekend exhibit featuring new ceramic and mixed media work by Seattle artist Madeline Courtney. Join us for an Artist Reception Sat, Sept. 5th from 5-8pm. Madeline Courtney approaches form with an improvisational and playful tone. Her goal is to create objects that question their own static natures, capturing a sense of the immediate and unexpected. Much of the work is inspired by historical objects of ceremony—from Chinese Bronze Age sculptures to the 19th Century Natural History Museum.


The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 3 Septmeber from 5-9pm. Selected shows: 
Artifact Gallery - "It's Been a Long Summer" by John Sarkis. It's been a long summer people. Luckily we had John Sarkis to capture it for us. Through spray paint, acrylic, oil, house paint and varnish, Sarkis documents a summer spent soaking sun, lighting firecrackers, smelling flowers and dancing all night. Sarkis’ new work highlights the dissipated affair through bent truths and layers of paint, melting figures and tropical still lifes.
AXIS Pioneer Square - "Prints: New Paintings by Troy Gua" In his new series of original paintings, titled 'Prints' (a coy nod to his hero Prince and his storied ongoing project, 'Le Petit Prince'), Troy returns to painting with his meticulous acrylic on canvas handiwork - something he moved away from with his digitally composed and printed limited edition Pop Hybrids series, which, incidentally, also began as a series of paintings. These new works show repeated patterns based on Troy’s own fabric print designs, filled with images of familiar novelty and unexpected symbolism. They are 36" square format swatches of iconography in a wry style most easily attributed to a textile print: something machine made. These are themes that Troy returns to time and again: the tensions between man made and machine made, between what we do and do not consider art.
Core Gallery - "Forest for the Tress" by Sara Everett & "A River Runs Through It" by Jeff Olsen
Flatcolor Gallery - "Strange Waves: A Psychedelic Group Exhibit". "Strange Waves" features artwork spanning the gamut of psychedelic experiences from alternate realities and out of body experiences to lucid dream states and vivid hallucinations. Take a trip through the unique perspectives and bizarre visions of some of our favorite mind-altering artists in this group exhibition by Flatcolor, the gallery who first took you through the vortex with “Round Trip” back in August 2011. Sit back, relax and ride the Strange Waves into another consciousness.
Roq La Rue - "We Are the Flood" by Brad Woodfin & "Drift" by Clair JohnsonPainted in rich dark tones, Woodfin’s animal studies emerge from the blackness like ghosts, appearing to us for a brief moment before they fade away. His painterliness articulates itself in a nearly hyperrealistic presentation, but upon closer look the soft expressiveness of his brushwork reveals the hand of the artist in each carefully painted hoof, fin, or feather. In her new series of stunning aerial landscape paintings, Johnson explores contour, pattern, and color formed either by nature or human intervention across the earth's surface. Her luscious paintings reveal intricately branching systems of mountain ridges and meandering river-pathways; linking distant parts or places aren't obviously connected at first glance.
Trabant Coffee - Closing reception, "Synapse" by Grace Matsumoto (until 6pm only)
Treason Gallery - Grand opening!!! "Luminous" by Eryn Boone. TREASON Gallery's grand opening exhibition will feature artist Eryn Boone. Boone is known primarily for her vibrant, colorful translations of sacred geometry, which will be the focus of her exhibition at the gallery, "Luminous". Using her own mixture of Gouache, Boone paints in a number of sizes and formats. Whether it be large pieces or small, paper or canvas, she never ceases to amaze her viewers and completely encapsulate them in her visions.
Also check out new work at 4Culture57 BiscayneAbmeyer + WoodThe AKArchy, Angle Gallery, Art XchangeThe Belfry OdditiesBonfire GalleryDavidson GalleriesDelicatus, Foster/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 SaloonThe Piranha Shop, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 GallerySAM GallerySeattle ArtsourceShiftSOILStonington 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, 3 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Black Zia Cantina - Narboo & Ryan Burns Trio, illustration & music
Burien Books - Jenny Corcoran & Hunter Stroud, photography & mixed media
Burien Press - Kevin Kinghorn & Cameron Anderson, travel photography
Page 2 Books - Tom Fletcher, photography
Check out new work at Burien Arts GalleryElliott Bay BreweryGlass ExpressionsMaven MercantilePhoenix TeaSkinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

"Trace Amounts" at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Friday, 4 September from 6-10pm. Featuring Adam One, Adrien Miller,  Alessandro Negrette, Chris Sawyer, Colin Curry, Dave Chapek, Erin Pollack, Jeremias Lentini, Leo Shallat, Michelle Anderst, Moksha Marquadt, & Sean Clemens. Plus live music & spoken workd! The show will take place the evening of September 3rd in conjunction with the first Thursday art walk in Pioneer Square on the rooftop of Purple Café and Wine Bar on the corner of 4th and University in downtown Seattle. The show is open from 6 - 10 the music will begin around 7. There will be a bar offering beer and wine selections as well as a smattering of hosted appetizers.

"Preview Party" at the Bellevue Arts Museum ~ Thursday, 3 September from 7.30-10pm. Join us for an exclusive preview of our new exhibition Counter Couture: Fashioning Identity in American Counter Culture! Mix and mingle with artists, curators and collectors while enjoying a cash bar, light appetizers, and music from the era by KEXP's DJ El Toro. The exhibition celebrates the handmade fashion and style of the 1960s and 1970s, exploring themes of funk, transcendent experience, nonconformity, and gender fluidity. Often referred to as the hippie movement, the Counterculture of the era swept away the conformism of the previous decade and professed an alternative lifestyle whose effects still resonate today. So don your grooviest vintage garments—festive dress from the era is encouraged!—and bring your friends to BAM to celebrate the energy and character of this unrivaled epoch. FREE for BAM members! Non-members $10

The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 4 September from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Boxes", out-of-the-box boxes in tin, glass, paper, ceramic, and wood. "Point of View", photographers Cameron Bahnson, Michael Frey, Raymond Gendreau, and Kay Walsh give us their perspectives on iconic Bainbridge landmarks. "Real Estate", Dramatic exteriors by Sharon Carr paired with intimate interiors by Susan Walker.
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Blackbird Bakery, the BPADangerEleven WineryFork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public HouseIsland GalleryPegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStickRoby King GallerySally Robinson Gallery, and more!

The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 4 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Also check out new work at ArtFX GalleryAsgard TavernAtlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerieevo Timesinfinity GalleryFrame Up StudiosFremont Jewelry DesignFremont Health Club, Gasworks Gallery, GiGi Retro Inspired ClothingHub and BespokeJohnson ArchitectsMakerhausNorthwest Vision Studio, Pel'Meni Dumpling TzarPortgage Bay Goods, Sanachi MassageSaturnSpace, Starbucks CoffeeThe Sweet Spotand more!

The Port Orchard Art on the Streets ~ Saturday, 5 September 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, 5 September from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "4 Years" Red Raven is turning 4 on September 4th! Please celebrate 4 years of amazing art by amazing artists!
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. 

"2105 Neddy Artist Awards Exhibition" at Cornish College of the Arts ~ Wednesday, 9 September from 7-9pm. OPENING RECEPTION SEPT 9 7 P.M. REMARKS AT 7:30. Cornish College of the Arts is proud to present the 2015 Neddy Artist Awards Exhibition and Remembering Ned Behnke. The 2015 Neddy Artist Awards Exhibition features the 2015 Neddy Artist Awardees and Finalists Leo Saul Berk,Matt Browning,Wynne Greenwood, Paul Komada,Mark Mitchell, Elise Richman,Rodrigo Valenzuela and Robert Yoder. The 2015 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition is both a celebration and affirmation of the accomplishments of all eight artists and the distinct creative sensibilities from our region. Curated by Sharon Arnold. Main Gallery/Project Space. Remembering Ned Behnke presents a selection of key paintings, along with photographs of the artist, highlighting his roles as painter, teacher, and artist-peer. This exhibition, curated by Neddy Artist Awards Director Robin Held, offers a glimpse into the life and practice of the artist who inspired the Neddy Artist Awards. 7th Floor President's Gallery.

"September Edition of COLLECT" Thursday, 10 September from 6.30-8.30pm. See + Appreciate = Own. This month's tour is curated and hosted by Elizabeth Hunter-Keller. COLLECT will begin at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar then head to Foster White Gallery, Fredrick Holmes, SAM Gallery, Dendroica and finish with Calypte Gallery. Tickets costs $25 each ($28.77 with taxes & fees). $25 gets you a guided tour to all the listed art spaces with plenty of champagne and snacks. Please share with other art lovers.

"Neighbourhoods" at the SAM Gallery ~ Thursday, 10 September from 6-7.30pm. Join us for the opening reception for "Neighborhoods" featuring new artwork by local artists Elizabeth Gahan, Kate Protage, and Kellie Talbot. The artists in this show present geographical locations that may seem familiar and may exist in reality—but definitely are transformed by the artist's perspective.

St John's Eatery

The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 10 September from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Calypte Gallery - Eve Cohen & Sonja Peterson. Bedtime Stories is a kingdom of hybrids and misfits sculpted from panty hose, porcelain, seedpods and paper goods. The crafting process becomes a kind of biology where character and purpose is revealed. Objects become costumes, costumes become creatures and a history is revealed via posture, expression and detail. This is a world conjured from dreams, songs and folklore.
Chroma Clouds Gallery - Rich M Stevens. Rich Stevens work uses many layers and mediums including paint, ink, foil, string, and resin. His work uses layers and layers that create 3D depth that can only be truly appreciated in person. Chroma Clouds is an art gallery in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood located inside Beyond Vape Capitol Hill. The gallery is curated by Seattle artist Ten Hundred.
The Factory - Rodrigo Valenzuela. Back in March when Rodrigo Valenzuela heard we were opening the Factory, he immediately asked for a show. Why give him a show when he'd just wrapped up a solo exhibit at Frye Art Museum? "I want to show work in Seattle that no one else will want to show or buy," he said. So the Factory presents Valenzuela's Seattle debut of a body of large-scale works that we think—regardless of what he says—are fucking cool. To make the series, Valenzuela appropriated the iconography of labor unions from around the world, creating fantastical, larger-than-life, screen-printed flags made with raw canvas and house paint from Home Depot.
Ghost Gallery - "Trans{mission}" by Amber Anderson. Ghost Gallery presents a new series of encaustic paintings by Seattle artist & art conservator Amber R. Anderson - Combining print-making techniques, exploring concepts of physical energy (in scientifically traditional terms: kinetic, mechanical work, mechanical wave, resting potential), & the transfer exchange of energy from one entity to another.
In-Arts Collective - "It's an Enigma" It’s an Enigma hidden in a riddle, wrapped around a mystery, underneath a labyrinth, surrounded by a puzzle, inside of a maze, obscured by a paradox, disguised as a conundrum, buried deep underground in a secret crypt at an unknown location!
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Omar Rashan! Featured vendor: Kelly Jackson! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna with Charlatan! Every month we bring you the best in Shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock and psych music with your host DJ Echo! 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  - Joseph Brooks, new works
Saint John's Bar - Brian Wentz, original collage
Steve Gilbert Photo Studio - Russell C Smith & Kelsey Fernkopf
True Love Gallery - "The Green & the Grey" by Anji Marth & Aaron Campbell. A collection of works exploring two poles of feminine energy, the maiden and the crone. Both of this month's featured artists have worked with psychedelic and mind-altering practices for many years and will explore mortality and its relationship to the...what the fuck, we're crazy and we love women. 
Also check out new work at 12th Avenue Arts, AmericanaApocalypse TattooBauhausBroadcast Coffee Roasters, Caffe VitaCafe Pettirosso, Capitol CiderCloud Gallery, Cupcake RoyaleDendroica Gallery, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 PieJoe Bar, Kismet Salon, Laughing Buddha, Online CafeParis EastsidePCNWPoco Wine + SpiritsSAAMSaints Gallery, STart Wall ProjectSugarPillThe Pine BoxVermillion, and more!

The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 10 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Put the Needle on the Record" continued exhibit
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!

The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 11 September from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - "Strange New Worlds: Visions of Other Places & Other Selves" featuring the Echo Echo crew!
Push/Pull - "Going All the Way" group show. An art show for consenting adults. Our 15 artists bring you art without limits, or clothing. Featuring the work of:  Lara Kaminoff, Cloud Nectar (Tim Manthey), Jordan Giarratano, Orion Misciagna, Maxx, Marie Hausauer, Casey Doherty, Phill Tuma, Kyle Sturner, Bunny Lee, Morgan Miano, Amy Chisman, Kassandra Davis, Marc Palm & Aaron Morgan. Please join us for the opening reception. We ask that fans under 18 stay at home for this one.
Urban Light Studios - Opening reception: "Tales Untold" by Kindra Nikole & Isobelle OuzmanKindra Nikole and Isobelle Ouzman bring the fantastical to life on a regular basis. Lifting the veil of disbelief and separating the viewer from reality, their work explores our relationship with fairy tales by spinning elaborate, otherworldly narratives. Coming together for the first time in this debut show, the two artists transform Urban Light Studios into a surreal visual playground. Closing reception: "3rd Annual Between Two Worlds: Twin Peaks Inspired Show" 
Warlock Labs - "Maxed Out: A Post-Apocalyptic Art Show" group show. Hi-octane, Mad Max themed art show. So shiney! So chrome! Calling all Buzzards, Blackthumbs, Polecats, and Vuvalini! Warlock Labs is hosting a high-octane Mad Max-themed show on September 11th for the Greenwood Art Walk. We will have original arts, prints, and zines for sale. We are going way beyond Thunderdome!
Check out new work at: Avanti Art & DesignChocolattiGainsbourgHappyTime Apocalypse, Home Suite HomeNaked City Brewery, Paper Diamonds Clothing, Quadrapus, School of RockThe Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattooand more!

Stylus Salon
The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 11 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Sassafras - Stasia Burrington, new work
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 Shop, Seattle Ink & Oil, 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)

The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 12 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - Shanna TueyShe uses a wide variety of mediums for her paintings including melted crayons, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and color pencils. She is constantly exploring new creative outlets and integrating new techniques into her work.
Check out new work at Annie's Art &Frame, Art & 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 StudioSticks & Stones Gallerythe Sunset TavernVenue and more!

The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday, 12 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
CoCA @ Equinox Studios - "UN[contained]" by Nat Evans. Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is proud to present Seattle-based sound artist and composer Nat Evans’ second immersive installation, That Summer, at CoCA UN[contained]. Located in the Container Village in the heart of the growing Equinox Creative Industrial Complex and Studios, our interim space UN[contained] will feature a variety of multi-disciplinary artists over the coming months with special events to coincide with Georgetown Art Attack, the neighborhood’s popular monthly art walk.
Equinox Studios - "ArtBridge Reception" for Celeste Cooning & Katie Miller. Thanks to generous support from RBC Wealth Management and Chihuly Garden and Glass, two Fellowships were awarded by jury in 2014 to support the emergent voices of artists Celeste Cooning and Katie Miller. Their Fellowship year culminates with an exhibition of two site-specific installations on view at Equinox Studios beginning August 28 through September 13, 2015. A closing reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 in conjunction with the Georgetown Art Walk.
Georgetown Liquor Company - "Arborist" by Rachel Setzer. 
Interstitial - "Inverse Light & Chamber" by Patryk Stasieczek. "Inverse Light and Chamber" explores the breakdown of photographic composition. Artist Patryk Stasieczek uses the techniques of photography to transmit the experience of an image back into the gallery, which becomes saturated in the negative of an original exposure, formulating an examination of gesture, objects, and space. In a direct response to Interstitial's unique layout, Inverse Light and Chamber transforms the room into a site where the material production of photography and the resulting visual composition are combined. Using colored light in a wide variety of formats, Stasieczek allows the viewer to experience the gallery space as image and the viewer as camera. The room is dark, the eyes adjust, the edges articulate, and the work is engaged.
Krab Jab Studio - "Level Up" by Randy Gallegos. Game illustrator and imaginary realist Randy Gallegos has put together a show of works entitled "Level Up", which explores Randy's lifetime relationship to the game industry, from playing his very first home video game console as a child (we all can relate to that) to his professional career as a successful game illustrator for Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro, Topps, White Wolf, and more. This exhibit features paintings and drawings of both his traditional figurative work as well as a series devoted to his passion for video games called "Hearts for Hardware".

"The 13th Annual Stranger Genius Awards" at the Moore Theatre, Saturday, 12 September at 8.30pm. RSVP to this totally FREE, totally awesome event that celebrates 15 of Seattle's more fascinating artists. Winners will be announced LIVE at the ceremony September 12th at 8:30pm at The Moore. An artist from each category: music, literature, film, visual art, and performance, will receive a no strings attached $5,000 grant. Enjoy live performances all night by Seattle Rock Orchestra and special guests, speeches by arts superstars and lots of bohemian-fancy-outfits. This is one party you are sure to remember fondly, if spottily.

"A Lovelorn Theft" by Kari-Lise Alexander at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Opening reception: Saturday, 12 September from 6-9pm. If you're in the San Francisco area this month, check out this Seattle artist's solo show! A Lovelorn Theft is inspired by tales of swan maidens and selkies of Nordic folklore. This series features mysterious and beautiful creatures that shapeshift by shedding their animal skin into the form of human women. Each piece within A Lovelorn Theft freezes a moment in time, placing the viewer in the role of a lovelorn voyeur, who spies these beautiful creatures for the first time. The artist’s careful attention to detail and adept brushwork describe subjects that are ethereal and otherworldly, yet rendered to a specificity that begs temptation. With a historical nod to the Pre-Raphaelites and painters of the Victorian avant-garde, Kari-Lise Alexander debuts a striking new series rooted in Norse mythology and the mysteries of the heart.

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Thursday, 17 September from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art LabsCaffe LadroLiberty Tattoo ParlourMercer Street BooksMud BayPeridot BoutiqueTeatro ZinzanniTin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse PetitThe Vera Project, and more!.

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Friday, 17 September from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "Here There Be Dragons..." by Cori Dietsch. Watercolour & digital prints of dragons & other fantastical forms!
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: TBA


The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 18 September from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Chaco Canyon Cafe - John Hunter, surreal plantscapes 
Gargoyles Statuary - "Monster Mash" group show. Classic horror movie monsters with a touch of adorable
Also see new work at 7 Market & CafeBC Surf + Sport, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid GalleryMokshaUniversity Business Center, Zoka Coffee, and more! 

"Rose City Comicon" at the Oregon Convention Centre, 1 weekend only! Saturday & Sunday, 19-20 September. Portland's premier Pop-Culture Event. Locally produced with an emphasis on an all inclusive event for everyone including: Comics, comics creators and the creative process, Gaming, Sci-Fi, Cosplay, Anime, Fantasy, and everything in between! Come see Seattle artists Clockwork Art (your humble narrator), Cori Dietsch, Celine Chapus, Collage-O-Rama, Dave Ryan, Imps & Monsters, and more!

"Turn (Part 2: Sean M Johnson)" 4th Tuesdays at Joe Bar. Tuesday, 22 September at Joe Bar from 6.30-9.30pm. The 2nd installment in this inaugural series is Sean M. Johnson. Stay tuned! TURN is a year-long collaborative exhibition, where twelve artists take turns transforming a single piece.

"Steamposium" on Pier 66, 1 weekend only! Friday-Sunday, 25-27 September. Seattle's 2nd Annual Steampunk festival featuring art, merchants, costumes, entertainment, and more! The Aether Artist Alley is curated by your humble narrator, and our special celebrity guests this year are Allison Scagliotti & Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13!


Chris Sheridan, Braden Duncan & Mary Enslow at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Oil, watercolour & ceramic. Curated by Bherd Studios, showing through 30 September.

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." 

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.

"Sanctum" @ Henry
The Henry Art Gallery is currently featuring:  
"Maximum Fun: A New Sincerity Event" Saturday, 13 August at 5pm. Maximum Fun is part picnic, part aerobics class, and part community-building event featuring works by Nat Evans, Mario Lemafa, and Elizabeth Spavento. Join us at the UW's Sylvan Theater to traverse mental obstacle courses, jump over things, and shout in unison. Playing off Jesse Thorn's Manifesto for the New Sincerity, Maximum Fun seeks to probe the relationship between sincerity and irony through a series of interactive activities inspired by the legendary Evel Knievel.
"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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