Archive for the ‘Gallery News’ Category

“Clay? IV” at Kirkland Arts Center through May 19

kirkland Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street, presents the fourth installment of its biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, “Clay? IV”, in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts  (NCECA) 46th annual conference in Seattle. The exhibition explores the versatility of clay as a medium of expression. Showcasing a range of sizes, scales, subject matter, and techniques, the artwork is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and to the future of the field. Includes are works by artists residing in Korea and twelve US states, including California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Jurors are Doug Jeck, Akio Takamori and Jamie Walker. The reception for the artists is March 30 from 5-9pm.

Matthew Clifford Green at the Hedreen Gallery

The Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center for the Arts at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, opens an exhibition by Matthew Green in a reception tonight from 5-9pm. His work ranges from painting to performance and artistic urges used to stimulate real disruptions, in galleries and outside of them. The artist invites the public as well as National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference participants to join him in glazing several hundred circular eyes before they are kiln fired and displayed in the gallery.

More NCECA exhibitions throughout the city

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., is showing “Beyond Borders,” a group exhibit by 22 artists based in countries including Wales, England, Ireland, Australia, Lebanon, Korea, and the US, displaying a wide range of innovative practices in ceramics. Each artist’s work pushes beyond borders of tradition, culture, or technique. Shown: Red Riding Hood by Ingrid Murphy.

 

bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is holding a special artist reception on March 28 from 3-5pm to correspond with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The March exhibition, “Reid Ozaki and Company, “ also includes  Matt Allison, Dave Davison, Kazumi Divens-Cogez, Rowena Forde, Anthony Gaudino, Herb Hallberg, Sue Hudacek, Richard Mahaffey, Kate Packard, Jill Rohrbaugh, Rebecca Smart, Munemitsu Taguchi, Charles Thomas, Susan Thompson, Erin McCoy, Mac Ward, and Jade Winchester. Shown at the left: Reid Ozaki, Wood-fired Vessel.

 

{far4},  1020 1st Ave, opens from 6-9pm March 27 with a champagne reception hosting Seattle-based ceramic artists and designers held in honor of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference held in Seattle this week.

 

foster Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is showcasing two large installation pieces for the NCECA conference.. The artist is Shay Church. Shown at the left is the installation in progress.

 

friesen Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art , 1210 2nd Avenue in Seattle is showing three ceramic exhibitions in collaboration with Ferrin Gallery and in conjunction with the 46th annual NCECA Conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). Featured is Christa Assad’s “Re-Objectification and Jason Walker’s “Blind Admiration.”  The opening reception will be March 29 from 5-8pm, and the show will continue through April 12. Shown at the right: Jason Walker SWIMMING IN FIRE.

 

gunnar Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is showing the work of Seattle ceramic artist Randolf Silver. Silver is a member of NCECA   (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts ) which is holding its 2012 conference in Seattle this week, "On the Edge". The gallery will host an  opening reception on March 29th in coordination with the Bellevue Arts Museum  and other showrooms hosting NCECA  artists. Shown: Crude by Randolph Silver.

 

nwwoodworkers Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, is hosting a juried exhibition of ceramic works by the artists of Northwest Designer Craftsmen. The show is held in conjunction with ‘On the Edge’ the 46th annual meeting of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts held  March 28 – 31, 2012. The opening night reception is Thursday March 29 from 6-9pm.

 

In conjunction with the 46th Annual NCECA Conference taking place in Seattle March 28-31, the Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Ave South is showing “DUPED!” Young artists from the Seattle area have been paired up and asked to collaborate on a piece that examines the theme of duplicity. The opening is March 28. 

 

design center “A Show of Heads II,” new works by: Doug Jeck, Judy Fox, Cristina Cordova, Tip Toland, Arthur Gonzalez, Tom Bartel, Roxanne Jackson, Thaddeus Erdahl, Tanya Batura, and Jacob Foran, is on view  through March 31 at the Seattle Design Center at 5701 6th. Avenue S., Suite 292. A special reception will be March 31 from 6-9pm. The exhibition is held on the occasion of the 46th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

 

“Mindscapes, Sculpture by Jacob Foran” concurrently held with the conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, is on view at the Seattle Design Center  in Suite 268A, is on view through March 31. A reception in honor of the exhibition will be on March 30 from 6-9pm.

 

The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island, has an exhibition of wood-fired ceramics in conjunction with the NCECA conference featuring the work of  John Neely and Dan Murphy. The reception is on March 28 from 3-5pm.

Calendar of special events

March 26 – April 1

All this week you’ll be reading about special receptions for,” On the Edge,” the 46th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts aka NCECA. Thousands of artists and art patrons will pour into Seattle from places near and far. Technically, the conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center located at 800 Convention Place, starts on March 28 and ends on March 31. For a complete list of venues, I strongly suggest you click on one of the above links as there are just too many to list here. Watch this blog every day for special openings for ceramic shows at nearly ever single gallery in Seattle and in the surrounding Puget Sound towns.There will be an exhibition on the sixth floor in the convention center as well. The opening reception is March 27 at 6:30pm.

 

March 30-April 1

Best of the Northwest Spring 2012. Art & Fine Craft Show. Magnuson Park, Hangar 30 in Seattle, 10am-6pm. For more information visit www.nwartalliance.com.

Ceramic exhibit showcases the feminine at Gage Academy

gage Tip Toland, Christyl Boger, Lisa Clague, Cristina Cordova, Adrian Arleo, Anne Drew Potter, Kathleen Skeels, Aisha Harrison and Christine Golden showcase the female figure as a vehicle to explore the personal nuances of the feminine in an exhibition called “The Making of the Realm of the Feminine: Interior Edge” at the Gage Academy of Art, in the Steele Gallery at 1501 10th Avenue East in Seattle. On view from March 27 through April 13, the opening reception takes place on March 30 from 6-8pm. Guest curator Christine Golden describes how the artists were chosen for the Steele Gallery exhibition and elaborates on the concept of the Interior Edge in a lecture on March 30 at 7pm.

SAM Gallery honors the ceramic arts

In collaboration with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) converence with coming week, the SAM Art Sales and Rental Gallery, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, is featuring the work of five local ceramic artists from March 24-31. The artists are ‘ginny Cojnrow, Carol Gouthro, Larry Halvorsen, Liza Halvorsen and Julie Lindell.

Hawaiian sculptors showcased at Patricia Cameron Gallery

patriciacameron On view from March 22 through April 27 at the Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue in Seattle, is “In The Middle, On the Edge.” The show, featuring works by 13 sculptors from Hawaii, is to be held in conjunction with the NCECA Conference in Seattle. Suzanne Wolfe, Professor of Art from the University of Hawaii, assisted with creation of call for entries and communications in Hawaii. The opening on March 22 from 5:30-8:30pm will have no artists present, but on March 29, during the conference, there will be a special reception from 5-9pm with the Hawaiian artists attending. Shown: If you Play with Fire You’re Gonna Get Burned by Amber Aguirre

“The Clay Edge” now at Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery

nwwoodworkers Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, (formerly NW Fine Woodworking) hosts “The Clay Edge through April 22. A juried exhibition of ceramic works by the artists of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, the exhibit marks a natural collaboration between two Northwest organizations dedicated to the promotion of excellence of design and craftsmanship. The show is held in conjunction with ‘On the Edge’ the 46th annual meeting of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts to be held in Seattle March 28 – 31, 2012. The opening night reception is Thursday March 29 from 6-9pm.

“Locally Grown” clay artists on Camano Island

karlamatzke On view through April 8 at the Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way on Camano Island, is “Locally Grown: Thrown and Hand-built Clay Show.” Clay artists featured are Annette Bellamy, Charles Bigger, Roger Cocke, Julie Cline, Liza Halvorsen, Lars Husby, Jack Gunter, Pam Mummy, Ruth Pumphrey, Sue Roberts, Chris Theiss, Susan Cohen Thompson, Ruth Westra and Arno Zielke. Also on view is an installation by Aaron Haba and a selection of Regional Northwest Paintings. Shown: 3600 Flags by Aaron Haba

Connect with clay this weekend at the Schack Art Center

This Saturday, March 17th, the Schack Art Center in Everett invites the community to participate in "Connecting with Clay" a day of hands-on demonstrations and free lectures from 10am – 7pm.

Sessions include, "Paper Clay Magic: making pages for a clay book" with June Haddox," Building Pots Piece by Piece – using pieces of the textured slabs to build clay vessels" with Roger Cocke, and "Clay Totems: concept, composition & construction" with Maria Root.

All the workshops and lectures are free, but preregistration is required for several. A complete list is available at schack.org

Workshops aren’t just for adults either. Youth are invited, with an accompanying adult, to participate in "Faces in the Mud: a hands-on family activity making masks" with sessions at 10am and 1pm.

Even if you don’t feel like sitting in on a lecture or workshop you can still fire your own Raku pot. Choose a plain bisque pot, glaze it, and then have it fired in a Raku kiln at the Schack for only $25. The last firing will be at 5pm on Saturday.

"Connecting with Clay" coincides with the Schack’s current exhibit "Embracing the Edge: Working in Clay in the Pacific Northwest" featuring the Cascade Clay Artists through April 19th.

The Art of Storage at Childhood’s End through May 20

childhood

R. John Ichter and Randolph Silver at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnar The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE,  is showing new pastels by Atlanta artist, R John Ichter,  an award-winning artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia. The strengths of Ichter’s pastels include, saturated colors and strong compositions. According to Ichter, each piece is designed to evoke a certain time of day and to transport the viewer to another place.

Additional works this month are by Seattle ceramic artist Randolf Silver. Also an award winning artist, Silver has a unique approach to his "fossil fueled" creations using a  glaze that mimics rust and leaves the viewer with an element of surprise it is discovered they are actually ceramics.

Silver is a member of NCECA  (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) which will hold its 2012 conference in Seattle near the end of the month called "On the Edge".

The gallery will host an additional opening reception on March 29th in coordination with the Bellevue Arts Museum  and other showrooms hosting NCECA artists. Shown: Crude by Randolph Silver.

Miniature and small paintings and Gallery North

gallerynorth Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, celebrates their annual “Miniature and Small Paintings Show” during the month of March. The exhibition includes hundreds of paintings created by local and national artists competing for awards and prizes. On display are a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, color pencil, mixed media, watercolor, pastels, and more. A reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, March 15th during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8 p.m.

Jeff White show at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds

cole Jeff White, who paints the color, shapes and moods of the sky, opens in a new show at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South in Edmonds, on March 15 from 5-8pm during the Edmonds Art Walk. The opening reception will feature champagne and sweets. Shown: Cherishing the Past.

“Landscape Part II: Urban and Rural at Prographica

prographicaLandscape Part II: Urban and Rural,” a collaboration between Norman Lundin and Francine Seders, is on view through April 14 at Prographica / fine works on paper , located at 3419 East Denny Way. Norman Lundin will present his curator’s talk, a discussion with several Prographica artists, on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. The artists featured in the show are Fred Birchman, John Fadeff, Philip Govedare, Jim Holl, and Susan Wides whose work ranges along a continuum from traditional observational description to near total abstraction. Shown: Susan Wides; February 4, 2010 (Fifth Avenue).