Seattle Art Fair - Report 3

Gagosian Gallery of New York kept their booth to a "Outer Space" theme. They are an extremely high end gallery with multiple locations around the world. A Robert Rauschenburg Contribution Two variations from Andy Warhol. Ed Ruscha's piece was at the entrance of the booth. Chris Burden's scale model of the solar system was displayed, The Sun, Mercury and a few planets were in the exhibition center. Pluto was all the way by Pike Place Market. How does one obtain this piece? I did enjoy the theme based booth. Will others follow in the future.

Seattle Art Fair - Report 2

I noted an interesting marketing or strategy from a pair of Seattle galleries at the 2018 fair. Both the Traver Gallery and Foster White chose to highlight just one of their artists and not the whole stable. Preston Singletary is an established glass artist in the region, and I'm sure by now is regarded in high esteem in additional regions of the USA and Canada. I was fortunate to meet him probably 25 years at a Pilchuck Glass School open house and he was an unknown. I recall seeing him working with sandblasting masks on a lovely red and somewhat traditionally shaped bowl. He has refined his native Salish decorative style and glass blowing techniques into something quite special. I can s

Seattle Art Fair 2018 - Report 1

August is always a busy art month and most of it happens in the first week or so. I did make it to the 2018 Seattle Art Fair in the Century link Exhibition Center. I missed out on last year's event. This years event though pretty good, did not hold up to the 2016 show, which I thought was better. The event has always been worth the visit and twenty some odd dollar admission. I thought that there was more "historic" work at earlier additions. Then again, if you want museum work, go to a museum. Above is a lithograph by Ed Ruscha, Sponge Puddle, I can't recall which booth it was featured. One of the features in the Seattle Times was the mentions of these Puppets titled, Here come the Boren S

Instagram Page added

It has become apparent that in order to remain relevant and interact within the art world, that an Instagram page is part of the deal. So I have this blog, Facebook and now Instagram. Pretty good for a 59 year old guy. I guess I should leave a link.

Marie Watt Coming to Kucera Gallery for September.

I just received this release for a show by Marie Watt and Claude Zervas at Greg Kucera Gallery for September and October. I have mentioned before that I was actually Marie's high school track and cross country coach way back in the early 1980's. For more info go to the link at the Greg Kucera Gallery.

"The Wild Life" at Smith and Vallee

August has been quite the art viewing month with the Art Fair, First Thursday Artwalk, a trip to Vancouver BC and a host of other art viewing opportunities. We did some camping over the weekend at Larabee State Park just south of Bellingham and stopped by the Smith and Vallee Gallery on our return trip. A group show titled, The Wild Life is currently showing and includes a variety of mediums. The artists featured are:Becky Fletcher, Dan Friday, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Kat Houseman, Kelly O'Dell, Lindsay Kohles, Max Grover, Michael Felber, Raven Skyriver, and Shelley Muzylowski Allen. A great China Rockfish painting by Beck Fletcher. A bison painting by Kat Housman. A spectacular glass sa

Michael Brewster: 'The Shape of Sound' Exhibition Opening Reception

Michael Brewster was a professor of mine at CGU. In fact he was the chair of my MFA committee. He passed away suddenly a few years ago. CGU is honoring him with a posthumous exhibition in September. I may be there to see, we'll see how my schedule pans out. Details below.

Two Pieces Find New Homes

A bit of good news as I was informed that two pieces from the and/or series recently sold. Touch and Go (Factor) and Here and There (Turmoil) were both sold around the close of the show.

August at Lynn Hanson Gallery

Nina O'neil and Lynn Hanson herself will be showing at Lynn Hanson Gallery this month. First Thursday opening starts at 5. Opening Night, First Thursday Art Walk August 2, 5-8 PM Artist Reception August 25, 3-5

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