Friday, April 1, 2016

APRIL Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of April (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! It's Comicon month! There are awesome exhibits popping up all over the city, so grab your cape, don your secret identity and come support your favourite artists!

Fun fact: According to the Oxford English Dictionary an ‘April gentleman’ once meant ‘a foolish man; specifically a newly-married husband, considered as a fool.’  


LAST CHANCE:




"Flourishes" at SAM Gallery. A three-person show inspired by Kahinde Wiley (currently on view at SAM). New works by myself, Harold Hollingsworth and Nichole DeMent will be on view. Not to be missed! Showing through 21 April.


COMING UP: 


"Tell it to the Mountain" by Juli Adams. An exhibition of oil paintings by Juli Adams. For sale and on display 2 nights only at 76 S. Washington Street. 50 FREE greeting card sets available to the first 25 guests each night.
 Friday April 1st 4:30-9pm
Saturday April 2nd 3-9pm


The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 1 April from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Lost & Found: Putting the Pieces Together" group show. Doll parts, mouse traps, abandoned nests, scrap metal. The magic of assemblage is to see how artists transform discarded, disjointed, and fully disconnected objects into intriguing, cohesive, and terrible clever sculptural vignettes. Barbara Helen Berger, Steve Parmelee, Diane Haddon, and Hidde Van Duym. Also, "Collections" by Kathleen McKeehen; in her breathtakingly detailed watercolors, award-winning painter and natural science illustrator Kathleen McKeehen brings flora and fauna to life on paper.
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, 1 April from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Tiny Dodo Gallery - "Inked" group show featuring Kiriska. Kiriska is a Seattle-based artist, writer, cat keeper, and brush pen enthusiast. We are proud to feature their beautiful ink and brushwork for the month of April at Stoneway Cafe. Food/Beer/Wine will be served in the Cafe. Koto Jazz Piano will play at 8 PM. There will be an accompanying group show as well with a variety of artists! Prints of Kiriska's works will also be available for purchase.
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 Tzar, Portgage Bay Goods, Sanachi MassageSaturnSpace, Starbucks CoffeeThe Sweet Spotand more!



The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 2 April from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "A Rich Life in Colour: Jacqueline Chisick Retrospective". The human figure has always been important in her paintings, but since moving to Port Townsend her colours have become more intense and rich, with mysterious, deep crimsons and violets contrasting with the light of gold and vermillion. “I have been asked ‘Why do you paint?’ The obvious and only answer is that I paint because I must. And I choose to make art that is beautiful, expressive and representational of all women." - JC
Please join us at Red Raven Gallery for April Artwalk. Jackie will also be opening up her new studio to visitors for the evening. WE will also be unveiling a large collection of works previously thought lost forever!

Also check out new work at Earthenworks GalleryForest Gems GalleryGallery 9, Max Grover GalleryPort Townsend GallerySimon Mace Gallery, Williams Gallery, and more! Don't forget to stop in Cellar Door for a nightcap, local art, & live music!



Emerald City Comicon at the WA State Convention Centre. Thursday-Sunday, 7-10 April. ECCC is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest! Check out the site to find the latest info on everything ECCC including celebrity guests, exhibitors, artists, panels, gaming, events, and more! Don't miss actors: Nate Fillion, Norman Reedus, James & Oliver Phelps, Ksenia Solo, Rose McIver, Sean Astin, and more!  Artists: Brittany Fuerst, Caitlin Like, Celine Chapus, Chrissie Zullo, Clockwork Art (your humble narrator), Cori Dietsch, Echo Chernik, Eli Wolff, Greg Scott Bailey, Kamakru Art, Levi Hastings, Manticore Stencil Art, Mark Tedin, Mikatron!, The Oatmeal, Raven Mimura, The Gorgonist, Travis Talburt, Wednesday Wolfe, and many, many more!





"Landscapes by Enid Smith Becker" at SAM Gallery, opening reception: Thursday, 7 April from 6-7.30pm. Layering paint and natural and made-made materials, is a metaphor for re-building the land for SAM Gallery's featured artist, Enid Smith Becker. In the studio, she plays with reality and scale and also with the natural and built worlds. Bark patterns turn into a hillside, peeling paint becomes red clouds, or a crack in the sidewalk emerges as a river.




The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 7 April from 5-9pm. Selected shows: 
Artifact Gallery - "Human Nature" group show. Featuring Burgandy Viscosi, Craig Cundiff, Eric Nez, Lauren Olsen, Michelle Anderst & SIENNA. Artifact Gallery in association with Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival are pleased to showcase seven influential artists from the west coast music festival scene. This will be the gallery’s first show of 2016, and the first showing for each of these established PNW artists at Artifact. With oil, acrylic and airbrush on canvas and panel, each artist in this group show taps into the connection between human essence, physicality and our intrinsic connection with the life-force of nature. 
AXIS Pioneer Square - "Given Surroundings" by John Osgood juxtaposes John Osgood's commercial work with his more traditional, trademark style. In a new collection of pieces, Osgood showcases his collaboration with a campaign launched by New Amsterdam Vodka to capture the creative atmosphere of Seattle. Created over a period of five months, these pieces were inspired by Osgood's surroundings, both natural and man-made. His work combines figurative and non-representational styles in a rich, dimensional display of line-work and explosive color. Also, WEAVE Magazine Release Party! Volume 4: The Muralism Issue!
CoCA - "35 Live: CoCA Members Show" Join us at PS35 on Thursday April 7 from 6-10pm for artist and curator led tours of 35 Live. This is an opportunity to ask the artists questions about their work, and to learn about their creative processes. Enjoy a drink or two while exploring CoCA's newest pop up gallery. Featuring 72 visual, video and installation artists plus a digital exhibition. Most of the art is for sale and a beautiful, a printed catalog featuring all 185 artists is also available (proceeds support CoCA and our artist members). Featuring the artwork of 185 emerging and career artists from around the world, 35 Live: CoCA Members' Show is part of our year-long 35th anniversary celebration.
Kraken Congee - Joseph Brooks. We are excited to have Tiny Dodo Art Gallery popping up every 1st Thursday for Pioneer Square Art Walk starting in April! Our featured art will change out monthly and will be available for purchase through Tiny Dodo. Come down and check out some funky fresh new art, grab a drink, and a bite to eat. Keep an eye on this event page for featured artists and specials on food and drink. April's Pioneer Square artwalk is featuring prolific fine art and urban artist, Joseph Brooks! You may have seen some of Joseph's work around the city as large scale murals. Come enjoy great food and beautifully rendered character based art. Joseph has really created a unique world of his own! Come be a part of it at the Kraken Congee! 
Roq La Rue - "Tender Loving Darkness" by Danny van Ryswyk. Amsterdam based artist Danny van Ryswyk works digitally, producing prints and 3D sculptures of moody and contemplative characters, often with dark themes and settings. Sometimes encased in bell-jars, they’ve a Victorian feel of scientific specimens from another era. Painstakingly painted in tiny details they can be surrounded by scenic tableaus, and/or holding stage-like props. Danny’s sculpts capture the past and can echo a brave new world – in an impressively beautiful and hypnotic way. We will be exhibiting 9 sculptures and 14 digital prints, all reflecting his enchanting, beautiful macabre aesthetic. The artist will be in attendance for his US solo debut!
Treason Gallery - "Levels II" by Brian Kirhagis (BK). BK is one of the contemporary art world’s fastest rising stars. LEVELS: II will be BK’s first ever exhibition on the West Coast. BK’s work ethic is second to none. Working around the clock, painting piece after piece, BK’s message resonates with everyone that comes into contact with his art. Creating series of works that have been described as “a modern Salvador Dali”, BK uses his canvas and brushes as weapons against social injustice and racial prejudices that inflict our world today. Treason Gallery will be showing over fifty works by BK. A retrospective exhibit at the young age of thirty, his evolution and profound message will be nothing short of spectacular. Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Abmeyer + Wood, Angle GalleryArt Xchange, The Belfry OdditiesBonfire Gallery, Cafe Vita, Core GalleryDavidson Galleries, Delicatus, Flatcolor Gallery, Foster/White GalleryGallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Greg Kucera Gallery, Hall Spassov GalleryHuntington Media Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Linda Hodges Gallery, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square Saloon, The Piranha Shop, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 GallerySAM GallerySeattle ArtsourceShiftSOILStonington GallerySurface TheoryTK Artist Lofts, and  more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!



The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 8 April from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - "RAD BRAINS" featuring the Echo Echo crew!
HappyTime Apocalypse - The HappyTime crew!
Kolab Galery - The Kolab crew!
Naked City Brewery - "Rock Sexy" by Casey Brookbush. A special 'Rock Sexy' collection of Casey's work - Celebrating the artist's birthday with a massive art install at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Greenwood. All ages, Free, Awesome beer & food with a stellar staff!!! Greenwood Artwalk April 2016. Support your local art scene!!!
Urban Light Studios - "Georgetown Atelier Student Exhibition" Georgetown Atelier presents the student work of the Full-Time Atelier. By teaching the foundations of classical art as the building blocks for professional artists, this program is designed to develop visually inventive gallery and industry artists alike. The work represents the three tiered curriculum taught at Georgetown Atelier—Tier I: Drawing Foundations, Tier II: Painting Foundation with optional Digital Painting, and Tier III: Advanced Painting and Thesis Projects. Throughout the program, the students are training their eye in order to see and capture the subtleties of what they are observing. As they work towards becoming more accurate in their observations, they are creating a visual library from which they can work constructively and inventively. The program lays the foundations of observational and constructive methods from which the students are then able to build upon to achieve their individual goals. Closing Reception: Nikki Frumkin
Warlock Labs - "Space Magic" by Anatomecha. Anatomecha is a digital artist who manipulates mathematical patterns in real-time, accompanied by electronic music. He'll be spinning images live at Warlock Labs during the Greenwood Art Walk. There will be an interactive projection art installation set up where anyone can try their hand at creating Space Magic using fractal geometry and glitch animation effects. Join us at Warlock labs for a trip 3 billion years into the future (with some light refreshments)!
Check out new work at: Avanti Art & DesignChocolattiGainsbourgHome Suite HomeSchool of RockThe Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattooand more!





The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 8 April from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Theatre Schmeatre - Claudio Duran
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)



"ECCC Bartkira Art Show" at True Love Gallery. One night only! Saturday, 9 April from 6-9.30pm. Tribute to Bartkira created be Ryan Humpfrey & James Harvey! A great mash up of the Simpsons and the beautifully animated anime Akira. The show will feature some of the original pages from PNW local artists as well original fan art created by over 20 Seattle artists! Artists will be in attendance! We will also be screening the Bartkira animated trailer! 20% of proceeds from the art show will be divided between Save the Children and the OISCA, the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement. OISCA has been raising money to reforest AKIRA creator Katsuhiro Otomo's home prefecture since it was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.




The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 9 April from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - TBA
Push/Pull - TBA
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, 9 April 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: 
Bridge Productions - Ashleigh Rose Robb. Bridge Productions is pleased to feature Ashleigh Rose Robb's first solo exhibition in Seattle! Originally from Los Angeles, Ashleigh Robb is a Seattle-based artist who uses mark-making as a gesture to record the passage of time. Her compositions create a kind of document, composed from the accumulation of simple lines and marks to build up form. The process of marking time varies, and as such, the materials used to do so are ever changing. Each line is a faint documentation which only appears up close, fading into white as you step further away. The result is a haunting, philosophical body of work that carries forward its Minimalist lineage. Also, April Curated Box Set: SIGIL! Each curated box set contains one small acrylic painting by Jazz Brown, one collapsible sculpture by Guy Merrill, and a hand-bound booklet of writing by interdisciplinary artist Meghan Trainor. The artwork is housed in a beautiful custom-made wooden box crafted by local woodworker Steve Leroux.
Eight and Sand - Rich M Stevens. Eight and sand is happy to present local artist Rich M Stevens for the month of April. Rich creates intricate conceptual mixed media works. He uses many materials including embroidery thread, cut paper, aluminum foil and resin. His works are then housed in hand built shadow boxes.
Georgetown Liquor Co - "WitchHeart: The Art of Laura Tempest Zakroff" (encore) Laura's work blends traditional and modern media with an aesthetic that spans numerous cultures and centuries, defying labels and boxes. The precise hand of intaglio application and chiaroscuro drawing mixes with digital layers and rich embellishment to create otherworldly art. She is inspired by myth and mystery, extreme detail and dreams, mixing the macabre with fantasy and wonder.
Krab Jab Studio - "Dream Covers" group exhibit. Guest curator Lauren Panepinto challenged illustrators to devise a book cover of their favorite books and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Curator Talk at 7:30 pm, with Lauren Panepinto, Creative Director of Hachette Book Group in NYC. Artists attending include Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Jeremy Wilson, Marc Scheff, and Wylie Beckert. Attendees will be able to pre-order our Dream Covers catalog, available only through Krab Jab Studio! This limited edition catalog includes the art in this show as well a curatorial write up and artist statements. Definitely a collector's item.
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore TattooBelle & WhisselEquinox Studios, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown AtelierGeorgetown Arts & Cultural Centre, Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Interstitial, Mainframe, Praxis Arts, Smarty PantsThe Alice, Totally Blown GlassworksTwo Tartes CafeWax Expressions, and more!



The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 14 April from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Art Primo - "Signed, Seattle" group show. A street art showcase featuring a dynamic mix of local artists debuting new works by way of one Seattle’s most common city canvases: street signage. Featuring: Blink, David Teichner, Sleep, A.bot, JazzMom, Yabut, Joseph Brooks, Charms, Droolio, Bait, Crazzlton, Uncle Slappy, Ibeam, Lean, They Drift, 179, and many many more!
Calypte Gallery - "What it Is, How it Is" by Linda Davidson. "Like many artists, I follow a number of threads. I'm mostly presented as a painter of composite imagery, or landscapes where the perspective of viewer is dynamic in some way. Here, with these works on paper I wanted to take a frank look at the absurdity of being a middle aged person." - LD
Chroma Clouds Gallery - Ryan 'Henry' Ward
CoCA at Rubix - "35 Live: CoCA Members Show" This is an opportunity to ask the artists questions about their work, and to learn about their creative processes. Most of the art is for sale and a beautiful, a printed catalog featuring all 185 artists is also available (proceeds support CoCA and our artist members). The visual and installation artists featured at this location are: Matthew Boulay, Nichole DeMent, Susan Derrick, Miguel Edwards, David Francis, Randi Ganulin, Chris Gilman, Tom Gormally, Il, Thorly James, Pamela Keeley, Kalindi Kunis, Xavier Lopez Jr., Virginia Paquette, Flora Ramirez Bustamante, Victoria Raymond, j shagam, Lisa Sheets, and Sonya Stockton. 
Edie's Shoes - "Eclipse" by Stasia Burrington, black & white ink drawings
Ghost Gallery - Hickory Mertsching. April marks Ghost Gallery's 6th Anniversary on Capitol Hill! Join us during Art Walk for a glass of bubbly and special deals on Jewelry, Mini Art & Gift items. In this collection of oil paintings, Hickory continues his exploration of manmade detritus and ephemera subtly colliding with the natural environment. Utilizing arid stones, vessels and sticks, a narrative of climate change, predator/prey survival, and commoditization of the environment is created.
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Wendy Kramer! Featured bellydance: Betty Fish! This is also part in celebration of the life of community member (friend to Betty Fish and DJ Echo) James Assad. James was an incredible human, so kind and a photographer. 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. 
Steve Gilbert Photo Studio - Annual group show featuring 9 artists
True Love Gallery - "MAN-DATE" group show. From fine art oils to comic-book stylings, MAN-DATE celebrates Spring with the art of the male nude. Art by: Ed Luce (creator of Wuvable Oaf), Cody Shipman, Michael Pritchett, Levi Hastings, Grego Rachko.
Also check out new work at 12th Avenue Arts, AmericanaApocalypse TattooBauhausBroadcast Coffee Roasters, Caffe VitaCafe PettirossoCapitol CiderCloud Gallery, Cupcake RoyaleDendroica GalleryThe Factory, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, In-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!




The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday14 April from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "Science =/- Art" group show. Science+/-Art examines the interplay of art (empathy, creativity, subjectivity) and science (categorization, rules, objectivity). Featuring work by: Noel Franklin, Marie Hausauer, Jody Joldersma, Satpreet Kahlon & Jess Rees. Curated by: Jody Joldersma.
Also check out new work at Arts West, Click! Design That FitsThe Heartland CafeHotwire CoffeeShadowlandSkylark Cafe, Shoofly PieWest 5, West Seattle Wine Cellars, Wild Rose's, Windermere, and more!


April Edition of COLLECT, Thursday, 14 April from 6.30-8.30pm. See + Appreciate = Own. COLLECT is back with our April Edition! The tour will begin at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar featuring a residency-show (an evolving work) by A K Mimi Allin: DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND THE PASSING WEATHER. Next, we will visit the Seattle Art Museum to see the show everyone’s been talking about, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Then, we’ll head over to CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) at Rubix for artist and curator-led tours of the 35 Live Members’ Show. Our last stop will be Calypte Gallery, featuring Linda Davidson: What it is, how it is. The bus will return to Vermillion. As usual, there are small bites and free flowing champagne included with your ticket price of $25.


The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 15 April from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Brand new work by both artists featuring winged creatures of the clockwork & mythological persuasions!

Also see new work at 7 Market & CafeBC Surf + Sport, Cafe Allegro, Cafe SolsticeChaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Lucid GalleryMokshaUniversity Business Center, and more! 


Seattle Unique Boutique Spring Showcase at Q Nightclub, Saturday, 16 April from noon30-5.30pm. Come join us for a fun-filled day of shopping! Whether you're buying for yourself, or for Mother's Day, you'll find all kinds of incredible wares presented by over 50 local vendors. The Seattle Unique Boutique represents a collection of unique, interesting, odd, weird, and otherwise magnificent craftspeople, artists, and healers. 21+ free admission!


Ghost Gallery's 6th Anniversary, Sunday, 17 April from 11am-6pm. Ghost Gallery opened its' doors on April 10th, 2010! It's been 6 magical years - I've had the absolute pleasure of sharing the space with ReRunRoom Vintage for almost 4 of those years, and now Digby Wines has warmed the space even more, with their amazing selection of wine and bubbly for sale! Come say Hello, have a glass of wine and pick up some gorgeous handmade jewelry or artwork - Special pricing on just about everything...and weather permitting, perhaps some courtyard entertainment! 


Seattle Makers Market at Sole Repair Shop, Sunday, 17 April from 1-4pm. The Seattle Makers Market is a monthly venue for artists and makers working in diverse media to display and offer their work for sale. 


The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Thursday, 21 April from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Solo Bar - Jeff Farnam. Magic markers, paint cans, and crayons... Shoe-string belts holding up ink stained pants... Shaggy dogs, fat cats in carts, and ewoks in reeboks... All play a part in the new makings from Seattle artist, Jeff Farnam. Acrylics and oils on canvas, found wood and glass. 
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art LabsCaffe LadroLiberty Tattoo ParlourMercer Street BooksMud BayPeridot Boutique, Teatro ZinzanniTin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse PetitThe Vera Project, and more!.



The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 21 April from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - "VIVID" by Shanna Duncan (encore), new work featuring Dia de los Muertos inspired skulls on reclaimed wood!
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




"Turn (Part 4)" 4th Tuesdays at Joe Bar. Tuesday, 26 April at Joe Bar from 6.30-9.30pm. The collaborative series continues as the next artist takes the evolving piece for the month of January. What will remain from the work received? What will go on to the next artist? TURN is a year-long collaborative exhibition, where twelve artists take turns transforming a single piece.




ONGOING: 



The SAAM is currently featuring:
"Journey to Dunhuang: Buddhist Art of the Silk Road Caves" (5 March - 12 June 2016) Located at China’s western frontier, the ancient city of Dunhuang lays at the convergence of the northern and southern routes of the Silk Road—at a crossroads of the civilizations of East Asia, Central Asia, and the Western world. From the late fourth century and until the decline of the Silk Road in the fourteenth century, Dunhuang was a bustling desert oasis—a center of trade and pilgrimage, and a gateway for new forms of art, culture, and religions. This exhibition brings us the wonders of Dunhuang’s caves seen through the eyes of James and Lucy Lo featuring a comprehensive selection of their photographs, manuscripts, and artist renditions.



The SAM is currently featuring:
"Kehinde Wiley: The New Republic" (11 February-8 May) Kehinde Wiley is one of the leading American artists to emerge in the last decade and he has been ingeniously reworking the grand portraiture traditions of Western culture. Since ancient times the portrait has been tied to the representation of power, and in European courts and churches, artists and their patrons developed a complex repository of postures and poses and refined a symbolic language. This language, woven into all aspects of a portrait, described the sitter’s influence and power, virtue and character, or profession. In his consideration of portrait traditions, Wiley has been especially drawn to the grand aristocratic portraits of the 18th century.
 



Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is currently featuring:
"Goings & Comings" by Caroline Cooley Browne. Caroline Cooley Browne is a Bainbridge Island artist who works in painting, mixed media, and fiber. In this unique exhibition, two series of work are featured: a set of new oil pastel paintings and Doodles/Sketches, a work-in-progress yet to be determined. Join the journey! "Painting seems to tap my subconscious more than any other medium. The images emerge from a place deep inside, a place I can often only go when I make art." - Caroline Cooley Browne

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:  
"Frye Salon" (2 February - 4 September). Frye Salon features over one hundred forty paintings from the Frye Art Museum's Founding Collection, recreating the sumptuous viewing experience enjoyed by visitors to the art gallery in Charles and Emma Frye's Seattle home in the first decades of the twentieth century. Hung floor to ceiling, the paintings capture the atmosphere of the Fryes' salon-style exhibitions, which showcased the artists of the renowned Munich Secession and the “stars” of the preceding Artists' Association, the Munich K├╝nstlergenossenschaft. Frye Salon combines paintings from both generations of artists. Works by K├╝nstlergenossenschaft masters such as Franz von Lenbach, who enjoyed fame and recognition in nineteenth-century America, hang alongside paintings by prominent Secessionists, including Franz von Stuck and Gabriel von Max. In January 1909, the New York Times noted the close ties between Secessionist and K├╝nstlergenossenschaft artists when a “magnificent” exhibition of German art opened in a new wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: “It is easy to see how the truly great masters among the old had many of the virtues of the young, and how finely the best art of the different generations holds together when brought into close juxtaposition.” 

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