February 26, 2017

I received some good news yesterday that I had a piece accepted into the 2017 Center on Contemporary Art's 2017 member's show entitled, "Make America Create Again".  The piece to be included is a recent work from the And/Or Series entitled, Now or Never (Fatigue). I look forward to the show, which is during April 6-29 in the COCA Gallery in Pioneer Square.  I haven't shown in Pioneer Square for some time.

February 16, 2017

I had a recent workshop at the Gates Foundation in downtown Seattle, right by Seattle Center.  While moving between venues, I stumbled upon on of Marie Watts' Blanket Stories sculptures.

This particular example consisted of blankets from the employees of the foundation, and included these guest books with comments.

 Here is a closeup of the tags that are attached to each blanket, documenting the origin of the item, who it belonged to, and other details.

February 16, 2017

Jim Woodring is a well known Seattle area artist.  He is probably best know for his cartooning work. For this show at the Frye, he built a giant pen, around 4 feet long to do some pen and ink drawings.

 The exhibitioni s titled, The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunset and Wept.  

Here is one of the drawings from the show.  They are smartly done and I like that you can see some remnants of his initial pencil lines that he could not erase and you can tell where...

February 8, 2017

My friends at Lower Columbia College in Longview are hosting artist Diana Fairbanks for an exhibit that is opening on February 14th and runs to March 9th.  

Opening Reception: February 14, 4 - 6 pm

February 7, 2017

Managed to finish this relic up on a snow day.

 Acrylic on wood, 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"

February 6, 2017

I hit the February Artwalk on a cold Thursday night!  Reporting mostly on Foster White Galley since that is where I took most of my photos.

 A fun wall piece by Evan Blackwell entitled Clear-Cut.  That is a small mirror in the center "hole".

This ceramic piece, entitled, Lion is by George Rodriguez.  It is quite sizable at 43 inches in height.  George seems to be a favorite at Foster White.

 Another well know artist exhibiting is Ton Angel.  This is a bronze...

February 2, 2017

Archipenko - A Modern Legacy in a show not to be missed!  This exhibition snuck up on me and I really wasn't aware of it until I was there for the opening reception.  Alexander Archipenko is of course a celebrated Ukranian sculptor/painter from the early to mid 20th century.  I've been fortunate to see a number of his sculptures in my travels but I've always been taken by his wall sculptures.

This one is a dandy! Quite large at 38 in. x 84 in. It...

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