Thursday, October 1, 2015

OCTOBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of October (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! The harvest season is upon us, and Samhain approaches... The creepy, the monstrous, and the macabre will abound this month, so costume yourself fantastically and go out and haunt an art walk! Candy is dandy, but have you ever tried trick-or-treating for art...?


Chiho Aoshima @ SAAM
"Rebirth of the World" by Chiho Aoshima at SAAM. 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. Showing through 4 October.


The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 1 October from 5-9pm. Selected shows: 
Abmeyer + Wood - "Liminal State" by Richard Jolley & "Medicine Bottle" by Rob Snyder
Art Xchange - "Rebels of the Floating World" by Jonathan Wakuda Fischer & Louie Gong. Rebels of the Floating World explores the complex connection between past and present through culture jamming narratives featuring a surreal cast of characters from pop culture, world history, and cultural tradition. Highlighting the Native and Asian influences on Northwest art, Rebels expresses visions ranging from animism to spirit worlds to alternate dimensions in order to better understand our own.
AXIS Pioneer Square - "FACE ME", an exhibition of portraits by Northwest-based artists Tom Deslongchamp, Erin Pollock, and Joe Mac Kechnie.
Core Gallery - "Ghost Practice" by Sara Everett, new mixed media works by Sara Everett, dissecting threads with scissors, spaces with ladders and truths from the lies we tell ourselves.
Flatcolor Gallery - "The Time is Never" by EGO (main gallery) & "Been Seeing You Around Lately" by Grady Gordon (upstairs gallery)
OK Gallery - "Phaneron" by Kenneth Lee Huntington, debut exhibit!
Pioneer Square Saloon - "The Drawnk Show" The Drawnk is a weekly sketch meet up that brings Seattle's artists together to drink and/or draw. October 1st, many of these artists show us a little bit of their work. Each 8" x 8" piece is available right off the wall for the very reasonable price of $40. Please join us at the Pioneer Square Saloon for some beers, snacks, and art.
Roq La Rue - Main Gallery: "Aphotic Ilk" by Jeff "Weirdo" Jacobson & "Hastemaker" by Casey Weldon. Loft Gallery: "Let Your Eyes Adjust to the Dark" by Samantha Wall
Surface Theory - "Paths Taken" by John Osgood. This group of 30 plus new paintings on wood, paper and canvas have been the fruits of my labor over the last year. This year has been the first time in my life that I devoted to a single body of work. In this work I try to find the pieces of the puzzle to build the body that tell a story to the viewer. By a process of layering acrylic paint and letting spray paint gravitate how it may, I build layers and texture on what I paint on. What stays and what gets blocked out is a mystery until I find something that I can relate to and has an interesting composition. This is where the title of this how comes from. The actual paths I take are creative decisions to construct what I think works.
TK Artist Lofts - "Conductive Garboil Grant Party" Come celebrate the 2015 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant! Founder Su Job strongly believed in marking life’s milestones with celebration. We invite you to join us for an evening of revelry featuring the award presentation, special exhibitions, music, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. The Conductive Garboil grant is awarded yearly to an artist with a connection to Pioneer Square who has demonstrated a profound ability to challenge the limits of conductive creative discourse and its effects on our society, pushing the creative act beyond the accepted limits, definitions, or purposes of art while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex. It is administered by a unique partnership between The Estate of Su Job, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s awardee. 
Also check out new work at 4Culture57 BiscayneAngle Gallery,  Artifact GalleryThe 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, The Piranha Shop, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 GallerySAM GallerySeattle ArtsourceShiftSOILStonington GalleryTreason Galleryand  more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!

"CAM Grand Opening" at Common AREA Maintenance, Thursday, 1 October from 6pm-2am. Arts community and supporters - all of our hard work has paid off, and you are cordially invited to Common AREA Maintenance GRAND OPENING PARTY! Many artists (and counting) have moved into our studios, we've been able to host the first series of art events in our storefront gallery, and our library and common work areas are being activated with new energy every day. It's due time to CELEBRATE all we have accomplished together! We hope you will join us during FIRST THURSDAY for a champagne toast (or 5) to celebrate all the support this community has generously given, a new space to curate/ create in and the artists that are already working so hard to bring this space to life!

The South Lake Union Art Walk - Thursday, 1 October from 5-8pm. The SLU Art Walk enlivens the neighbourhood with early evening pop-up galleries & performances twice a year at the start of the spring & fall. Selected shows:
Caffe Torino"Morbid Anatomy - The Assemblage Art of Anita Arora" (north walls). Known for her cross-examination of beauty with that which is often regarded as macabre, assemblage artist Anita Arora studies human nature and the parallels that manifest in not only the history of medicine and science but the complexities that make us who we are. What results are delightfully creepy, aesthetically pleasing shadow boxes. The tools of her trade include bones, rusty nails, antique medical illustrations, apothecary, memento mori and countless curiosities that come into her possession. Also, "Fascinations" by Pauline White (north walls).
Check out more work at: Amazon Design Studio, Art Stable, Cornish College of the Arts, Glazers Camera, Hipcooks, Institute for Systems Biology, Ligne Roset, Lunchbox Laboratory, MadArt, Mirabella, Row House Cafe, Shine, Veer Lofts, Wework Lucid Gallery & more!

The Burien (B-Town Beat) ~ Thursday, 1 October from 6-9pm. The final Beat of the season! Selected shows:
Burien Arts Gallery - They Drift & Sneke One
Burien Books - "Scanner Art" by Jenny Corcoran & Hunter Stroud
Burien Press - Kevin Kinghorn & Cameron Anderson, nature photography. Also, live music by the Molner Band
Check out new work at Black Zia Cantina, Elliott Bay BreweryGlass ExpressionsMaven MercantilePage 2 Books, Phoenix TeaSkinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 2 October from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - Sally Robison. As an author, artist, and loving social critic, Sally Robison is one of the wittiest people we know. She is also a big part of BAC’s history, not to mention our heart and soul, which is why we’re thrilled to present a mini-retrospective of her paintings, drawings, and digital works. Whether she’s capturing a young girl’s solitude on a windy ferry deck, the uninhibited glee of a dog on a car ride, or the elevated perspective gained by donning a high-fashion hat, Sally’s work encapsulates the poignant, amusing business of living with great style and deep affection. Also, "Debutantes" group show. Twelve of our newest artists make their big exhibition debuts! Their mediums vary – glass, jewelry, paintings, prints, and metal, to name a few – but this month, they belong together.
Eleven Winery - "Kittens & Clockwork" by Braden Duncan (Clockwork Art)
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!

The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 2 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Frame Up Studios - Stasia Burrington Illustration, circus posters
Tiny Dodo Gallery - "Gurls & Ghouls" group show. Please come enjoy art from a variety of artists! Featuring art from local girl Comic Artists in the PNW :)!! This show is in the spirit of Gurl Power. A lot of the female artists in this show are also in the new Zine, Bwitch! This Zine is to be released later this month. Bwitch is to help empower female artists in the art industry! We hope to just let girls be GIRLS :)! We are also combining our Monster show as well this month! In spirit of All Hallows' Eve. So please feel free to dress up and get multiple uses of that Halloween costume. Curated by Nike Ozaki, Conor MacBride & Rhodora Jacob. 
Also check out new work at ArtFX GalleryAsgard TavernAtlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerieevo Timesinfinity GalleryFremont 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!

"Sojurns" by Alicia Tormey at Hall/Spassov Gallery in Bellvue. Friday, 2 October from 6-9pm. Alicia Tormey is a force. Innovation within a proven discipline is rare. That is to say that many artists are unable or not willing to evolve or expound on an idea that has been tested and proven true. This is not the case for Tormey. Since we awoke to this artists work she has expanded on early success, shifted her color palate and become more fervent in her quest for perfection. For this, the artist’s 2014 exhibition sold out. Observers, whether familiar with the artist’s work or not, are able to speak the language in which her work is completed. It resonates with our desire for nature conjures up the likeness of landscape and mimics flora with the fascination of child just aware of their surroundings. It does this while tethered to abstraction and bewildering us with unmatched technical ability. Tormey’s approach and professionalism is a model for all artists and the reason we believe her to be among the top three Encaustic painters in America today.

The Port Orchard Art on the Streets ~ Saturday, 3 October from 2-5pm (April-November). Scavenger hunt for art! Find abandoned art, participate in the scavenger hunt, hands on art, music, food, fun and shopping! All in downtown Port Orchard.

"BeYouMore Art Show" at A/NT Gallery, Saturday, 3 October from 6-9pm. Art Therapy for the masses. If your beliefs are asleep, this show will wake you up! To follow up on United Creations’ BE YOU MORE interactive photobooth project at Bumbershoot, the team has produced a new visual art exhibition centered around the theme of living your values (ValYous). Each painting is the artists’ interpretation of a unique ValYou. Eben Tobias Greene, the founder of creative change agency, United Creations, illustrated 49 symbols and categorized them into 7 groups. The themes are Foundation, Inspiration, Transformation, Mastery, Connection, Transcendence and Realization. Eben then invited 7 artists to paint alongside him, 7 paintings each, while he paints all 49. All 98 originals will be shown for the first time in the Sub-T Room at Art/Not Terminal Gallery on the first Saturday in October, 2015.

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 3 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Gallery 9 - Robin McKann, woodworking & Larry Eifert, painting. Robin McKann returns to Gallery 9 from a six-month sabbatical with new work for this show. Featured is a new four-foot table of bigleaf maple on spiraled intertwined legs of laminated and curved reciprocal Douglas-fir. McKann’s new work continues to evolve to even more complicated and beautiful forms with delicate “we get” inlays. Port Townsend painter Larry Eifert brings in a large-scale mural never before seen publically. This 12-foot x 4-foot painting was commissioned for a central Florida nature center east of Tampa, and intertwines four separate ecosystems of Florida’s pine forests and cypress swamps.
Northwind ArtsAlliance - "Another Look" juried group show. Waste materials, found objects, and everyday items, which are repurposed and used in a way other than originally intended, will take new form as jewelry, sculpture, assemblages, pictures and more.
Red Raven Gallery - TBA
Also check out new work at Earthenworks GalleryForest Gems GalleryMax Grover GalleryPort 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).

"Pancakes & Booze" at El Corazon, Saturday, 3 October from 8pm-late. Seattle's Largest Underground Art Show! OVER 70 EMERGING ARTISTS, $5 COVER, 21 & OVER, Not even IHOP serves Pancakes this CHEAP! LIVE BODY PAINTING, PAINTINGS, MIXED MEDIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS, GRAFFITI & MORE!

SEEDArts Open Studios in Rainier Valley, Sunday, 4 October from 5-8pm. SEEDArts creative studios is opening its doors for its quarterly Open Studios. In conjunction with the Collaboratory's first Sunday neighborhood BBQ, potluck, and Backyard Bazaar (selling vegetables straight from the garden). Featuring brand new assemblage collage sculpture by Yvette Endrijautzki! Community, food, music, art, beer, and more. Come see what we're up to and visit our studios, which include artists, designers, photographers, therapeutic healers, a theater group, and a bike shop! Brick oven baked pizzas by Chef Tarik! Homemade beer! Live music in the Collaboratory! Meet the creative folk working in South Seattle, meet your neighbors, or just meet people! On the NW corner of Rainier and Orcas. The studios are upstairs, music downstairs in the Collab, and food and drink out back in the garden.

"September Edition of COLLECT" Thursday, 8 October from 6.30-8.30pm. See + Appreciate = Own. This month's tour will begin at Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar and take you on a curated tour of art galleries and studios. On 10/8, Collect celebrates its one year anniversary with a special tour including culinary delights by guest Chef Tarik Abdullah, featured on ABC's The Taste! Stops will include Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, the Northwest African American Museum, and a studio visit with the inimitable Barbara Earl Thomas. 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.

The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 8 October from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Calypte Gallery - "Fourty by Fourty" by Susanna Bluhm. Fourty experimental drawings for $40.00 each. This will be a bit like an exploded sketchbook. Gouache, pencil, marker, colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor on paper.
Chroma Clouds Gallery - Joseph Brooks, new work
Ghost Gallery - Counsel Langley & Amelia Layton Reed. Ghost Gallery presents a duet show featuring Port Townsend artist Counsel Langley and LA-based artist Amelia Layton Reed. This exhibit marks the final installment of Ghost's 8-month series featuring all female-identifying artists in the main gallery for 2015.
In-Arts Collective - "IN Pieces" Over 20 artists creating together under one roof and you are invited to their house show, "IN Pieces". You will see a variety of musical performances as well as halls and halls of visual art. This is a show from the artists who are part of “the In” representing along with a few special guests.
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Mandy McGee Photography + live painting with Jewels Foster & friends! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna with Myrrh Larsen! Guest DJ BPA! 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.
Rubix Apartments - "From the Archives" group show. Join us for a showcase of archived pieces from local artists at October's Capitol Hill Art Walk as we celebrate the grand opening of Rubix Apartments. The evening will feature complimentary wine and cheese, as well as a silent auction to benefit Art with Heart.
Saint John's Bar - "Surfing Safari in the Elastic Wasteland" by Rich M Stevens. Rich's latest series, Surfing Safari in the Elastic Wasteland, consists of vibrant, intensely detailed abstract works. Layer upon layer of watercolor, paper, thread, plexi, gold leaf and resin result in electric compositions that shimmer in place. Think TRON meets Primal Scream. Showing through 6 December.
Also check out new work at 12th Avenue Arts, AmericanaApocalypse TattooBauhausBroadcast Coffee Roasters, Caffe VitaCafe Pettirosso, Capitol CiderCloud Gallery, Cupcake RoyaleDendroica GalleryThe Factory, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 PieJoe Bar, Kismet Salon, Laughing Buddha, Online CafeParis EastsidePCNWPoco Wine + SpiritsRetrofit Home, SAAMSaints Gallery, STart Wall ProjectSugarPillThe Pine BoxTrue Love Gallery, Vermillion, and more!

The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 8 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "I Wonder if This Will Kill Me" by Stasia BurringtonThis art is my way of tugging at old wounds, stretching out and gnawing over old heartbreak and disappointment, using vague images of my body as the language. The materials are simple, and straightforward: one color of oil paint on bleak birch panels. I’m trying to create a portrait of longing, of a fleeting, anonymous stillness. I am remembering sadness. Also, jewellery trunk show by Grace Matsumoto (Tiny Fat Bird Studio).
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, 9 October from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - "Lusus Naturae" Creepy, cute & curious beasties for the Halloween season! Featuring the Echo Echo crew.
Push/Pull - "Morbid Sentiment" group show. October's show features grotesque work by Push/Pull's artists for Morbid Sentiment. We'll be featuring the work of Savannah Horrocks, Seth Goodkind, Kyle Sturner, Alexandria Sandlin, Phill Tuma, Kassandra Davis, Amy Shipman, Morgan Miano, Nick Gucker aka Nick the Hat & Maxx.
Urban Light Studios - Opening reception: "Sci Fi Art 2015" group show. Featuring Casey Brookbush, Derek Ross, Ashley N Joncas, Eli Wolff & Alexander Williamson. All Ages / Droids / Species welcome. Costumes Encouraged. DJ Dano Piano. Cosmic cocktails, laser-pops & popcorn too. May the force be with us all... Closing reception:  "Tales Untold" by Kindra Nikole & Isobelle Ouzman
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 TattooWarlock Labsand more!

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 9 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Sassafras - Stasia Burrington Illustration
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 ShopSeattle Ink & OilStylus Salonand more!

"Exquisite Corpse" by Redd Walitzki at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, Saturday, 10 October from 6-9pm. Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to present "Exquisite Corpse", a solo exhibition of new paintings by Seattle-based artist Redd Walitzki. Redd Walitzki returns to the gallery with a series rooted in the transformation of decay into new life. These paintings explore the relationship between entropy and new growth; they pull at the petal edges of our fascination with death and the tragic muse. If you're in the San Francisco area this month, check it out!

"Birds at the Burke" at the Burke Museum, Saturday, 10 October from 10am-4pm. Flock to the Burke for a fun-filled day celebrating all things feathered! See hundreds of specimens, watch as scientists prepare birds for research and get birding tips from local experts. NEW THIS YEAR:
• Meet eight-year-old Gabi Mann and see her collection of “gifts” from local crows
• See live ornamental birds and learn about raising pheasants, ducks and more
• Test your bird IQ with “Birding Jeopardy” - games for both kids and adults!
• "From the Arctic to the Andes," beautiful birds and beautiful places of the Americas with renowned photographer Paul Bannick

"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, 10 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - Joseph BrooksJoseph Brooks is a Pacific Northwest fine artist and illustrator residing in Seattle. He has lived and shown work in and around Seattle for the past 9 years. Joseph is a member of TSIO in The Greenwood Collective. He has displayed work during West Seattle Artwalk, Rat City Art City, Phinneywood ArtUp, Georgetown's Art Attack, Blitz Capitol Hill, Fremont First Friday, SDC 2nd Thursday, and at various Coffee Shops, Music venues, and Galleries in the Seattle Metropolitan area.
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, 10 October from 6-9pm. IMPORTANT NOTE TO THOSE ATTENDING THE OPENING! Parking on site is pay only. Please be sure to either park on the street or in a pay lot on either end of the building. Building management will ticket cars improperly parked. Selected shows: 
CoCA @ Equinox Studios - UN[contained] "Ritual" by Cait Willis. Through social media platforms where data compression introduces glitches, this ghost in the machine reminds us that no matter how well curated we attempt to present ourselves to the world, there will always imperfection. Multi-media installation. 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.
Eight and Sand - "Birds & Beasties" by Jasmine Beckett-GriffithA solo show that will consist of all new original paintings - surreal, fantastical, historical - all themed around the world of birds and other beautiful animals (and of course Jasmines female figurative characters!). Jasmine will be here in person the evening of October 10 (6pm-9pm) and the show will hang until November 6. 
Georgetown Liquor Company - The Art of Eli Wolff
Krab Jab Studio - "The Three Impostors" by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, Marcela Bolivar & Samuel ArayaAs the harvest moon descends upon us, three artists are releasing their new body of work a much anticipated show in the historic amphitheater of Seattle known as Georgetown, in a gallery tucked in an old brick brewery plant. The artists came together this year to weave this show together as The Three Impostors, and the result is as intense, disturbing and sensuous as its literary predecessor. Loosely based on the novel of the same name, the art is dark. It’s not meant for those who do not seek to understand the mysteries of our pagan past. The images are riddled with symbolism, and the female figure is our guide into the abyss of dreams. She is solemn, sometimes melancholy, and even rife with arrows she is never our victim, she isn’t ever ours to contain, to keep. The three artists make this very clear, and the message is well received.
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore TattooBelle & WhisselEquinox Studios, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown AtelierGeorgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Trailer Park MallInterstitial, Mainframe, Spectrum House Salon & Photo, Smarty PantsThe Alice, Totally Blown GlassworksTwo Tartes CafeWax Expressions, and more!

GeekGirlCon at the WA State Convention Centre, Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 OctoberGeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events. Featuring local artists & exhibitors: Clockwork Art, Espionage Cosmetics, Evil Kitteh Studios, FableFire, GeekStar Costuming, Gorgonist Illustration, Kamakru, nom*ables, and more!

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Thursday, 15 October from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Solo BarJulia Y has created a new series of illustrations portraying strange creatures from the deep sea. Utilizing a unique mixed-media process, these images combine stylized shapes of cut-out fabric, patterns and textures, literal splashes of color, embroidered linear elements, and areas of detailed painting. Also, tentacles. Lots and lots of tentacles.
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, 15 October from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - Curtis Ashby, birds!
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

City Arts Fall Art Walk Awards at Sole Repair Shop, Thursday, 15 October from 7-11pm. 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 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. See you there, and don't forget that RSVP is required on our website!


The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 16 October from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Gargoyles Statuary - TBA
Also see new work at 7 Market & CafeBC Surf + Sport, Cafe Allegro, Cafe SolsticeChaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid GalleryMokshaUniversity Business Center, Zoka Coffee, and more! 

"Mourning Market" at El Corazon, Sunday, 25 October from noon-5pm. IT'S SPOOOOOOKY TIME!!! What not a better way to celebrate HALLOWEEN than coming to Mourning Market! Come and join us at Seattle's Premier Dark Theme Market. Get DRESSED UP in your finest, darkest garb. Spend the day strolling through El Corazon all the while shopping with over 35 of the Pacific Northwest's spookiest artists. Visit with friends, and enjoy some drinks! Mourning Market is all Ages. $1 entrance fee. We are also giving out 50 "body bags" full of great donations from our vendors and sponsors to the first 50 paying attendees through the door. Come early because these go FAST! See you Sunday October 25th!

"Turn (Part 3: TBA)" 4th Tuesdays at Joe Bar. Tuesday, 27 October at Joe Bar from 6.30-9.30pm. The 3rd installment in this inaugural series is coming up. Stay tuned! TURN is a year-long collaborative exhibition, where twelve artists take turns transforming a single piece.

"Seattle Erotic Arts Festival presents: Seduction" at the Seattle Centre Exhibition Hall, Saturday, 31 October from 8pm-late. Join us as we delve into a wicked night of music and erotic art. Come early for a stage show that is guaranteed to enthrall, and stay past the witching hour with music that will keep you dancing. The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture and the Festival invite you to see and be seen at this alluring night of amazing music and dancing, enticing performances, a lavish erotic art showcase, sultry interactive installations, and of course, lots of delicious eye-candy.


The SAAM is currently featuring:
"Conceal/Reveal: Making Meaning in Chinese Art" (20 December 2014 - 14 February 2016). This exhibition shows that Chinese artists traditionally employ different approaches to construct layered meanings in an indirect but intriguing way: using one motif to represent another, either through their literary associations or shared pronunciations (homophones); playing with mediums such as using contemporary ceramics to imitate ancient lacquerware; or the pretext of metaphors to make social or political commentaries. This purposeful layering by the artist invites the viewer to mentally peel the layers and reveal the embedded meanings.

The SAM is currently featuring:
"Intimate Impressionism" (1 October 2015 - 10 January 2016). The collection is comprised of extraordinary paintings, considered to be the jewels of one of the finest collections of French Impressionism in the world. This exhibition features 68 intimately scaled paintings by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters, including Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh, among others. These works, which are prominently presented in the East Building of the National Gallery, have long been treasured by the museum’s visitors and prized by art historians.
"Rebel Rebel" (29 August - 29 December). Potent rebuttals against female stereotypes by women artists are front and center in this installation. Starting in the 1960s in the wake of the feminist movement, women artists rebelled against clichés—notably the image of the seductive Eve and the persistent proclamation of male power and genius. Still a pressing issue today, younger artists represent women and their work in visual refutations that range from punchy to lyrical. Male critiques of traditional gender roles are also on view: a version of a gay pioneer couple is included in a set of dinner plates, and a patchwork quilt dedicated to Glacier National Park deflates expectations of the great outdoors as an arena for male machismo.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is currently featuring:
"New Light" by Steven Maslach (10 October 2015 - 7 February 2016). Bainbridge Island Glass artist Steven Maslach is featured in a solo show with a survey of large-scale cast glass, wood and mixed media sculptures. New Light refers to his recent development of a unique means of coloring thick, clear glass. Also featured in the exhibition are examples of his older work which use more conventionally colored glass.
"A Story Place" by Nancy Thorne Chambers (10 October 2015 - 7 February 2016). A Story Place is an enchanting ceramic installation featuring thirty life-size animals and insects sitting intently in a forest, listening to a child reading a story—a story that is curiously about them.  A Story Place is a visual feast that speaks volumes about the simple but very complex idea of "relationship." Creating a sense of "story" within "visual relationships" is what inspires clay artist Nancy Thorne Chambers. Each sculpture is hand-built, fired, glazed, fired again then painted with layers of color to enhance depth to hair and fur. Every gesture, expression, clothing color and finish is carefully chosen both artistically and with relationship to their group setting. Nancy is a former family therapist from Olympia.

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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