Sunday, November 1, 2015

NOVEMBER Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of November (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! 


"I Wonder if This Will Kill Me" by Stasia Burrington by Twilight Gallery. This 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. Showing through 8 November.

"Sci Fi Art 2015" group show at Urban Light Studios Featuring Casey Brookbush, Derek Ross, Ashley N Joncas, Eli Wolff & Alexander Williamson. Showing through 13 November.


Artifact Gallery
AXIS Gallery
Davidson Galleries
Flatcolor Gallery
Greg Kucera Gallery
Linda Hodges Gallery

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 5 November from 5-9pm. Selected shows: 
Artifact Gallery - "For the Love of Heat" by Tina RandolphTina Randolph is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seattle, Washington. She creates compelling environments and artwork for clients and collectors in public and private spaces and collections. Randolph's work has contributed immeasurably to the vibrant art and design movement in Seattle's Capitol Hill Neighborhood. Her architectural plaster and cement finishes and large scale murals enliven the area’s most intriguing restaurants and bars. Numerous solo shows as well as private commissions have given collectors access to mixed media painting throughout her 25 year career.
AXIS Pioneer Square - "Between the Devil & the Deep" by Yvette Endrijautzki & Javier OrtegaJavier Ortega and Yvette Endrijautzki construct a dark visual wonderland, taking surrealist twists through time warps, old puzzles, and melancholy tales. With film preview of "A Brief History of Time Travel" by Gisella Bustillos.
Davidson Galleries - "Horror Vacui" by Ben Beres“Horror Vacui” is Latin for "fear of empty space.” In artwork, it means filling the entirety of a space or surface with detail. Nature abhors a vacuum, as did the Victorians an undecorated square inch. For his third show at Davidson since 2002, Ben Beres channels this impulse in a process that exhausts his personal idée fixe while expertly mashing together Renaissance technology with a sampling of contemporary culture.
Flatcolor Gallery - "Hands of Doom," group show. Featuring: Glyn Smyth, Rotten Fantom, Alexander L. Brown, Sarah Sheil, Hal Rotter, Jas Helena, Dave Correia, Martin Ontiveros, Jamiyla Lowe, Todd Ryan White. “Hands of Doom" is a group exhibition featuring hand-made creations from the darkest corners of the art realm. Delving into blackest voids, burning light and the gray gloom in-between. From haunting wastelands and bleak visions of the future to dark rituals and rites of magic and sorcery - raise your "Hands of Doom" and join Flatcolor in this exhibition of the dreadful and morbid.
Greg Kucera Gallery - "Great American Muse" by Roger Shimomura
Linda Hodges Gallery - "Learning to Write" by Peggy Washburn. Encaustic & mixed media
Roq La Rue - Main Gallery: "Di Minores" by Alessandra Maria & "Grotesques" by Zachari Logan. Loft Gallery: "Broken Image" by Joe Rudko
Treason Gallery - "#PAPER" group show. #PAPER is an open format group exhibition with the sole unified factor of prints on paper. Each artist will present a single limited edition print run. With a line up of artists representing a variety of different mediums and subject matter, #PAPER will celebrate the complexity of each of these individuals. The show will spotlight the individuality and uniqueness of each artist while simultaneously celebrating the beauty of prints on paper. The roster is a compilation of artists from around the country including Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. The line-up provides a variety of genres, from street art to collage work, painting and graphic design. #PAPER will act as a preview of what to expect in the year to come at Treason Gallery.
Also check out new work at 4Culture57 BiscayneAbmeyer + Wood, Angle GalleryArt Xchange, The Belfry OdditiesBonfire GalleryCore Gallery, Delicatus, Foster/White GalleryGallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Hall Spassov Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK GalleryPioneer Square Saloon, The Piranha Shop, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 GallerySAM GallerySeattle ArtsourceShiftSOILStonington GallerySurface Theory, and  more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!

The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 November from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Northwest Fine Craft" group show. Elevated craft: furniture, fiber, ceramics, and metal in sometimes unexpected forms from some of our region’s finest. Caroline Cooley Browne, Garrison Coverdale, Jason Devinney, Fred Eiden, John Ellefson, Gina Freuen, Hank Holzer, Sandra Leese, Heidi Lund, Nikki McClure, Hugh Montgomery, Kimberly Morris, Carol Roi Olsen, Reid Ozaki, Julie Paschkis, Lynnette Sandbloom, Carianna Schreitz, Jay T. Scott, Sue Skelly, Birgit Johsenhans & Bob Spangler, Don Sprague, Rick Stafford, Suyama Peterson Deguchi, Melinda West, Stewart Wurtz, and Dana Ziesemer.
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Blackbird Bakery, the BPADangerEleven Winery, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public HouseIsland GalleryPegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStickRoby King GallerySally Robinson Gallery, and more!

The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Tiny Dodo Gallery - "Lost in Wonderland" group show, featuring Tripper Dungan. Tripper's work is nostalgic and modern at the same time. Having the feeling of urban street and folklore mixed into a cohesive masterpiece of rad! I invite you all to come see his whimsically hip world! Did I also mention his work requires 3D glasses?! Tripper's work will be complimented by a group show for Alice in Wonderland's anniversary! All Wonderland themed so I hope you attend and enjoy!
Also check out new work at ArtFX GalleryAsgard TavernAtlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerieevo Timesinfinity GalleryFrame Up Studios, Fremont 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!

SAM Remix at SAM. Friday, 6 November from 8pm-midnight. Create. Move. Engage. Play. Advance tickets to #SAMRemix are now sold out. Tickets at the door will be $12 for SAM members (with ID), $25 for Adults, and $20 for Students (with ID), subject to availability. Individuals will be able to purchase up to 4 tickets at the door. Fashionably Floral: First 50 wearing head-to-toe floral patterns get in for FREE! Choose your own adventure from this late night of performances, activities, dancing, and more with our special exhibition Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art and SAM’s amazing collection. 18+
               The night’s events include: Dance the night away with mix master, DJ Fish Boogie. Experience global sound with musicians from One Beat. Connect with interesting people through Siren, an app project by Susie Lee.  Explore your creative side with activities by local artists Janet Fagan, Romson Bustillo, and Talia Silveri Wright. Witness a new performance by The Horse in Motion arranged from articles and reviews of their past shows, excerpts from Matisse's Self Portrait by Charles Mee, and contemporary reviews of Impressionist art.
               Experience the galleries in new and innovative ways with highly opinionated My Favorite Things tours led by artists, performers, creatives, and thinkers: Jody Kuehner, dance artist also known as Cherdonna Shinatra; Lorrie Cardoso, founder of Seattle Arts and Cultural Events Meetup group; Agnes Gawne, costume designer and faculty member at New York Fashion Academy; Thierry Rautureau, “Chef in the Hat” and owner of Loulay and Luc restaurants; Michael Strangeways, Editorial Director of Seattle Gay Scene; and much more!

The Port Orchard Art on the Streets ~ Saturday, November from 2-5pm (April-November). Selected shows:
Sidney Museum - "Raining Cats & Dogs" A Whimsical show to keep you warm on a cold & rainy day.

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, November from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Creature Comforts" featuring Amy Weber, Braden Duncan, Alicia Caruso, Jesse Link & Jackie Chisick
Also check out new work at Earthenworks GalleryForest Gems GalleryGallery 9, Max Grover GalleryPort Townsend GallerySimon Mace Gallery, Williams Gallery, and more! If you get hungry along the way, stop into Elevated Ice CreamNifty Fifty'sDinerNorthwind ArtsAlliance, Water Street Creperie, or Cellar Door (the delicious brainchild of local food aficionados Dominic Svornich and Stephanie Hoch).

CoCA's 24-Hour Art Marathon, Art Party & Gala Auction at the Summit Building. Wednesday, 11 November - Friday, 13 November
Schedule of Events:
*24-Hour Art Marathon: Wednesday, 11 Nov @ 9pm - Thursday, 12 Nov @ 9pm
*Art Party (free during the Cap Hill Art Walk): Thursday, 12 Nov from 6-9pm
*Gala Auction (tickets required): Friday, 13 Nov from 5.30-11pm
               Come say hi & cheer us on during the Cap Hill Art Walk! We'll be fantastically sleep deprived, so it'll be entertaining, I promise. wink emoticon At least 3 pieces from each artist created during the Marathon will be available for purchase at the Auction on Friday! Tickets are still available, so get them while they last!
               We've put together a stellar list of artists for this year's event including: Juli Adams, Kate Alkarni, Curtis Ashby, Flynn Bickley, Larry Calkins, Bo Choi, Chris Crites, Casey Curran, Braden Duncan, David Francis, Anne Marie Grgich, Aramis Hamer, Jazz Mom, Holly Ballard Martz, Savina Mason, Gabriel Marquez, John Osgood (with Michelle Anderst, Tracy Boyd and Don De Leva) Kyle Rees, June Sekiguchi, Chris Sheridan. We're also featuring the collaborative team of Zorn Taylor and Dave Kennedy and for the very first time, we have video game designers, Galvanic Games (winning bidders get a character in their image). These artists will paint, cut, design, melt, fabricate, code, photograph, glue, snip, draw, wire, and sew over 100 phenomenal new works of art during the frenetic, controlled chaos that is the CoCA 24-Hour Art Marathon, then it will all be auctioned off during the Auction Gala on November 13.

               Auction Ticket Information: Open Seating: $125 ($115 Member price). Reserved Seating: $150 ($140 Member price).

Chroma Clouds Gallery
Ghost Gallery
True Love Gallery
Victrola Coffee
The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 12 November 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 - "In Habitat" by CASHCash is an artist from Seattle Washington and his work features abstract elements colliding with beautiful elements of nature and fantasy! His new collection of works is called "In Habitat" and will feature works on wood and paper.
Ghost Gallery - "Mosquito Noise" features new work by innovative Seattle artists Nick Bartoletti, T.S. Flock, Sarah Teasdale and Cait Willis. Each artist explores the interference and influence of technology through new media, installation, digital renderings and painting.
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Dave Carmocan! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna with Magi & Ana Belle! 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. 
True Love Gallery - "Fine Mesh: Screen Prints from the PNW" group show. This month we'll be hanging art focusing on the fun, messy and technical medium of screen printing. FINE MESH gets it's name from the process of transferring images onto almost any surface or textile by forcing ink through a prepared screen of fine material - usually silk or nylon.
Victrola Coffee - Moksha Marquardt, paintings & drawings
Also check out new work at 12th Avenue Arts, AmericanaApocalypse TattooBauhausBroadcast Coffee Roasters, Caffe VitaCafe PettirossoCalypte Gallery, Capitol CiderCloud Gallery, Cupcake RoyaleDendroica GalleryThe Factory, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 PieIn-Arts Collective, Joe Bar, Kismet Salon, Laughing Buddha, Online CafeParis EastsidePCNWPoco Wine + SpiritsRetrofit HomeRubix Apartments, SAAMSaint John's Bar, Saints Gallery, STart Wall ProjectSugarPillThe Pine BoxVermillion, and more!

November Edition of COLLECT. Thursday, 12 November from 6.30-8.30pm.  
See + Appreciate = Own
The tour begins at Vermillion Art Gallery and Wine Bar, featuring an exhibition by the MO WAVE Queer art festival. Next, COLLECT visits the Ghost Gallery to see MOSQUITO NOISE, an exhibition featuring new work by Seattle artists Nick Bartoletti, T.S. Flock, Sarah Teasdale and Cait Willis. Then we will visit Calypte Gallery for Susanna Bluhm's "Forty by Forty" show. The exhibition features 40 experimental drawings for $40. The last stop is the CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) 24 hour Art Marathon. Guests will able to get their tintype portrait taken by guest photographer, Daniel Carrillo. Meet the participating artists, check out the new art created in the previous 23 hours. The bus will return to Vermillion. As usual there are small bites and free flowing champagne included with your ticket price.

West Seattle Wine Cellars
The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday12 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "MLLE X" by Hanna MyersThe MLLE X exhibition arose from the artist's recent personal struggle with coinciding mental and physical illness. Myers was inspired to create work that explored the experience of realizing how little control we as individuals possess over our biology, and how devastating that realization can be. Myers used the the story of Mademoiselle X, an anonymized woman from history who was incapable of reconciling her physical and mental selves into one being, as a filter for better understanding her own internal struggles.
West Seattle Wine Cellars - "Arborist" by Rachel Setzer. Everyone can be redeemed. With the right ingredients, some love, compassion, and time anything and anyone can be made beautiful again no matter how far down they have been destroyed. The Arborist series began as an exercise in making something pretty. Soon it began to give me peace and refuge from my other responsibilities, and I took the opportunity to hide in paintings of trees that reminded me of easier times. Then, it took on a brand new life when I combined Arborist with a newly discovered love of making my own paper by hand.
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, 13 November from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - The Echo Echo crew!
HappyTime Apocalypse - The HappyTime Collective featuring the work of Brandy Tomlin
Kolab Galery - Open House! Join us as we officially become KOLAB art gallery! There will be a Raffle featuring work and goodies from our Artists as well as some special collaborations between our artists. Invite your friends and come get a jump on that holiday shopping. Kollab artists: Curt Ashby (CASH), Robert Bellm, Joshua Boulet, Melissa Crosetto & Mallory Milke
Push/Pull - "Beautiful Trash: An Art Tribute to Low Budget Cinema & Push/Pull Says Goodbye to Greenwood" Our final opening in Greenwood. Come see Beautiful Trash: An Art Tribute to Budget Cinema and say goodbye to our Greenwood Collective location. As of the 14th we'll be taking up residence at our new location in Ballard. We hope to see you there for the final celebration at our Greenwood space.
Urban Light Studios - Opening Reception: "Bipolar" by Charity JonesCharity Jones presents two distinctive bodies of work in this solo exhibition. Her urbanscapes exploit the relationship between natural and artificial light in largely man-made environments, depicting the quiet moments of Seattle night scenes. Closing Reception: "Sci-Fi Art 2015"
Warlock Labs - "Spoils of Inktober" The month-long art challenge "Inktober" is over and artists Scott Faulkner and Jason Zayas are presenting the best of their ink work at Warlock Labs. Artist Melissa Caldwell will also be showing her colorful and energetic watercolor paintings.
Check out new work at: Avanti Art & DesignChocolattiGainsbourgHome Suite HomeNaked City Brewery, Quadrapus, School of RockThe Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattooand more!

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 13 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
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 & OilStylus Salonand 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)

Monster Art

The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 14 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - Official Reception: Saturday the 15th. Ryan 'Henry' WardGet your holiday shopping done early at our Holiday Pre-Funk Party featuring original artwork by Seattle's favorite Muralist Ryan Henry Ward - henry! If you've always wanted a Henry original, THIS is the time to get one! Meet Henry in person and have him autograph a print for you! We will be serving yummy holiday treats and we have TONS of other great gift items in stock so you can get all your gift shopping done while we have the best selection! We also offer gift wrapping for only $1.00. Part of the Ballard Artwalk, a free, family friendly event.
Push/Pull - "Beautiful Trash: An Art Tribute to Low Budget Cinema" Our first night in Ballard! We won't be officially open until the 22nd, but we are open for the November art walk. Come see Beautiful Trash: An Art Tribute to Budget Cinema and get a preview of our new space. It's right around the corner from Ocho and Hotel Albatross where 24th & Shilshole meet at Market.
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!

Praxis Arts
Spectrum House
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday, 14 November 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: 
Eight and Sand - "Darkest Grimm / Uframed and Unclaimed" by Marty Gordon & Gillian LolitaAgogo Alexiel. Gillian LolitaAgogo Alexiel uses watercolor illustration to explore the more monstrous elements of lesser known Grimm's fairy tales. These authoritative adventures override reality, treating the fantastic and the violent as perfunctory. LolitaAgogo translates these narratives into ethereal illuminations. Marty Gordon is digging into the vaults to showcase unframed pieces of art that have never been shown before. The walls will be covered with dozens of unclaimed collage works and some of his newest monster drawings.
Georgetown Liquor Company - The Art of Eli Wolff
Krab Jab Studio - "The Enchanted Brush: An Illustrator's Take on the Fairy Tale" group show. As children, Fairy Tales introduced us to faraway lands, dastardly villains and a host of unforgettable artistic images. For many of us, these stories served as our earliest sources of inspiration and a catalyst for creative expression. The Enchanted Brush Exhibition features the original works of ten renowned artists who have been asked to interpret their favorite Fairy Tale characters in their own unique styles. I can think of no venue more suitable than the Mazza Museum, from which to debut this magical exhibition. It is my pleasure, on behalf of the artists, to invite you to join us in revisiting your favorite fairy tales, one masterpiece at a time, for an exhibition that will continue to inspire its viewers long after “Ever After.”
Praxis Arts - Angelina Tolentino. "Inspired by the flora and fauna of the oceans, as well as vintage burlesque, circus life, high fashion and costumes, I paint semi-surreal subaquatic worlds that marry all of these elements. My medium of choise is acrylic pain on wood panels."
Spectrum House Salon & Photo - "Salt of the Sea" by Claudio Duran. Claudio’s artwork is inspired by organic shapes,unexpected color combinations,machinery, nature and wildlife,anime, rust and decay, surrealism, fantasy, junkyards, and many other Pacific Northwest artists. His medium of choice is acrylic on wood, although he occasionally works in sumi ink on paper.

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Thursday, 19 November from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art LabsCaffe LadroLiberty Tattoo ParlourMercer Street BooksMud BayPeridot BoutiqueSolo Bar, Teatro ZinzanniTin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse PetitThe Vera Project, and more!.

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Friday, 19 November from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - Curtis Ashby, birds & strange creatures!
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: Mad Max (original)

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 20 November from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Gargoyles Statuary - "Paw Me a Cup" by Heidi EsteyCome celebrate Heidi's new works!!! "An art ceremony involving cats, creatures, tea, and treats." We will be featuring original paintings, prints,cards, pins, and coloring books. Great gift ideas for all~catty goodness for sure!!! The show will run thru December 16th~please join us for a night of spooky whimsy.
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! 

Chocolate & Art Show at Fremont Abbey, Friday, 20 November from 8pm-2am. Indulge yourself in some of Seattle's finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators! There is something for every body including live body painting, live music, face-painting, free nail art/henna tattoos, live portraits and free chocolate! Online tickets $5. At the door: $15.


Orycon 37 at Waterfront Portland Marriott, Friday-Sunday, 20-22 November. The OryCon Art Show brings together a diverse community of artists and craftspeople whose work is united in the common experience, and expression, of the fantastic. Graphical representations of worlds which exist only in our imaginations rendered in an array of media side by side with soft-sculptured dragons and daleks. Perhaps your tastes run toward mixed media delights. We've featured works using such arcane techniques as en-caustic, and taxidermy as well as collage and appliqué. Whether it's purely decorative or more practical, the Art Show is the place for the unique and the interesting.
               Aside from the amazing art, we have a range of activities which occur in the space during the convention. Check the program guide to find scheduled Sketch Book Critiques, Docent Tours, Kinetic Sculpture Races, and even Body Painting Demos.

Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird at Holiday Inn in Everett. Saturday-Sunday, 21-22 November. Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity… umm yeah. Anyway, it’ll be fun. Trust me.

Seattle Bizarre Bazaar at Sole Repair Shop. Sunday, 29 November from 1-6pm. The Bizarre Bazaar is a delightful local art market full of spectacular finds! A place for unique and unforgettable gifts just in time for the Holidays. We have brought together a wide range of brilliant artists for this event, offering everything from dapper threads and jewelry to beautiful home goods.

"Turn (Part 4: TBA)" 4th Tuesdays at Joe Bar. Tuesday, 24 November at Joe Bar from 6.30-9.30pm. The 4th 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.


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" 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.

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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