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“We are sad to have to pass on the news that our artist and friend, Kent Lovelace passed away unexpectedly on May 12th. We had worked with Kent for over 24 years and are proud to have been part of his journey. He will be missed by many. “
Kent founded and developed Stone Press Editions where he created his own original lithographs and worked as a master printmaker and publisher for many well known artists including Dale Chihuly, Robert Bateman and Jacob Lawrence. Familiar with copper plates from his many years as a printmaker, he used them as “canvases” for his oil paintings.
On view through September 29 at the Kenmore City Hall at 18120 68th Ave NE in Kenmore, is a special exhibit of the Kenmore Living History Art Mural Project. A dedication and ribbon cutting is schedule for September 5 from 11am – 2pm. Artists A. Gaul Culley and Staci Adman will tell some of the cultural stories that inspired the images that make up the mural. The project is part of the Arts of Kenmore.
As a leading event in Bellevue’s annual, much-anticipated “Arts Fair Weekend” at the last full weekend every July, The Bellevue Festival of the Arts (www.Bellevuefest.org) takes place July 29-31, 2016. This year, the BFoA features 49 talented top local Northwest artists among its 160-plus participants from across the country. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts takes place 4 miles East of Seattle in downtown Bellevue, Washington (north of I-90 and South of 520). The Festival is easy to find, as the one taking place out-of-doors at the Cost Plus World Market, at the intersection of Bellevue Way NE and NE 8th Street (10300 Northeast 8th Street), North of (and across from) Bellevue Square. Image: Jesse Link
Barbara Mack Keith (1933-2016), co-owner of one of the five oldest galleries in town, Gallery Mack at the north end of the Pike Place Market in Seattle, died May 26 after a brief illness. She leaves behind her life partner of 41 years, Michael Peterson, four children, 11 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
It’s been my pleasure to have known her since 1988. Barbara was much more than a loyal advertiser in Art Guide Northwest – she was a friend through thick and through thin. We shared many confidences over the years as we weathered the ups and downs of the economy and both experienced the loss of a child. Through the years Barbara’s hard work, determination, generosity, loyalty and integrity kept the doors open. She could be seen walking to the gallery every day, and continued working to the end. She was truly a woman of substance.
Michael pretty much sums it up as he says, “ Loving Barbara came to me as easy as the sun gives heat and light. For over forty years I have had the privilege of her essence and presence in my life, and I am TRULY thankful for that! With the power of all of those cherished moments and that grand influence, comes the hardest challenge I will ever face and that is the fact of losing her.”
In lieu of flowers please direct donations in her memory to: Pediatric Interim Care Center, Kent, WA or Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) Foundation, Seattle, WA.
Artist Trust just announced the recipient of the 2016 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award, artist Barbara Earl Thomas. Thomas receives an unrestricted cash award of $10,000 in recognition of her creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and dedication to the arts.
She has exhibited her work for more than 30 years in exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Meadows Museum of Art, and her work is in important corporate collections, including Microsoft and Safeco. She is the recipient of numerous awards, such as a Mayor’s Arts Award in 2013 and the Howard S. Wright Award from the Seattle Arts Commission, and has completed residencies at Pilchuck, Tacoma Museum of Glass, and Hedgebrook.
Due to the technical difficulties caused by the extraordinary giving to this one-day challenge, the Seattle Foundation is extending GiveBIG through midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4.
Today is the day to GiveBIG! Currently, the Seattle Foundation website is experiencing major technical difficulties due to the overwhelming amount of online traffic. Keep trying. A one-day, online charitable giving event, Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is designed to raise money for our region’s hard-working nonprofits.
If you do not see the online donation form to enter your payment information immediately, please refresh the page or try again later today. We appreciate your patience during this time!
Gage Academy of Art presents the 16th annual Drawing Jam, happening Saturday, December 5, from 9am-6pm at the Gage building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill, 1501 10th Ave E. The annual family-friendly celebration of art and music features more than 50 live models in studios throughout the building, as well as live music, demonstrations from Gage teaching artists, dedicated spaces for families and young artists, an assortment of local food trucks and FREE art supplies for all.
Artnet News just published an interesting article written by Sara Cascone about successful women in the arts world. Cascone interviewed over 62 women who share their secrets. Follow this link to read it: https://news.artnet.com/people/secrets-of-art-world-success-for-women-291090
Prographica Gallery, 3419 East Denny Way, is currently showing Fred Birchman’s “Reclamation Projects” and Carolyn Krieg’s “Horses.”
Birchman’s work is in the collections of many regional corporations and museums including Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington; the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner; Washington State’s Arts in Public Places Program; and Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
Many museums and corporations have collected Krieg’s work including the Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris; the Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington; the Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana; the Junior League of Seattle; the King County Public Art Program, Kent Regional Justice Center, Kent, Washington; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois; the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Washington; the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Print and Drawing Collection; and the Seattle Art Museum. Shown:Carolyn Krieg, Tunnel.
“I am from: The Faces of the Path with Art,” an exhibition featuring 150 portraits reflecting the lives, struggles, hopes and dreams of Path with Art student artists, is showing through March 29 at the Washington State Convention Center, located at 800 Convention Way. A community reception and tour is scheduled for March 5 from 5:30-7pm. Curator Maria Phillips is a Seattle based artist, instructor and lecturer throughout the United States. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.
A correlating exhibition of Path with Art student portraits, “i am here: The Faces of Path with Art” will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum from February 5th – March 3.
North End Arts Tour (NEAT) Holiday Event- All are welcome to North Seattle’s hyper local artist’s studio tour. Meet and talk with artists, see working art studios and buy gifts locally made direct from the artists themselves. NEAT is a free self-guided tour of six home studios with nearly 30 guest artists. Studios are located in the Green Lake, Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and Sandpoint neighborhoods. Studio locations and passports will be found at www.neatseattle.com
Connie Castellano, a local Bainbridge artist and jeweler was robbed of all her inventory in August and needs help. Her friends, family and local artists are gathering at the Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd.NE on Bainbridge Island at 2-5pm October 19. Many artists are donating items to be auctioned, the proceeds of which will go to help Connie. Y’all come!