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Living History Art Mural Project at Kenmore City Hall

kenmoreOn 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.

Bellevue Festival of the Arts This Weekend

bellevuefestivalAs 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 ( 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

Gallery Mack Owner Passes Away

Barbara MackBarbara 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.

Barbara Earl Thomas Awarded 2016 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award from Artist Trust


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.

Give Big Extended One More Day


Frye Art Museum


Frye Art Museum

You Have Until Midnight Wednesday to GiveBIG!

GiveBIG Now

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.
The first $5,000 donated through GiveBIG or the Frye website will be matched thanks to a generous donor. In addition, for each gift received, a portion of your donation will be "stretched" by the Seattle Foundation’s pooled funds to help fulfill our mission.
Last year, we served more than 100,000 visitors and over 14,000 youth with the help of your generous contributions. Please continue to support Seattle’s only free admission art museum to ensure that art and culture remain accessible to everyone.
If you continue to have difficulties donating via Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website, please make your gift directly to the Frye.
Thank you for your support of the Frye Art Museum!

Give Big Today — Our Museums Will Be Grateful

giveToday 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!

Drawing Jam December 5 at Gage Academy of Art

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.

High Art and Deep Pockets at the Seattle Art Fair

Tricia Romano, writing for the Seattle Times, says, “High art meets deep pockets at  Seattle Art Fair.” Follow the link to read all about this weekend’s Seattle Art Fair.

Women in the Arts Share Success Stories

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:

Kirkland Has a Brand New Park Lane Art Street

kirklandIn a special opening party tonight from 6-8pm, the City of Kirkland wants you see the all-new Park Lane and join them for the ribbon cutting and free concert with the Geoffrey Castle Band. The celebration continues on Saturday from 10am-6pm with an open-air merchant market.

Fred Birchman and Carolyn Krieg at Prographica thru June 20

prographPrographica 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.

Student artists show their stuff through March 29

path“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 December 5 – 7

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

October 19 special benefit for Connie Castellano on Bainbridge

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!

Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Celebrate 10 years August 2

Read all about the celebration in the Seattle Times by clicking right here.