Posts Tagged ‘art schools’

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.

Calendar of art walks and events through June 15

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm from May –

Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 –


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.

Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk is from 6 –

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon –


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 –

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 –

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 –

Poulsbo Art Walk is from is from 5 –


June 13

"Best of Gage" Student Art Show and Awards at Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave. East. Visit


June 13 – 15

56th Edmonds Arts Festival, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest arts celebrations, is a free, fun-filled Father’s Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 11am – 9pm, Sat. 10am – 8pm, Sun. 10am – 6pm. Visit


June 14

laconnerJoin Mayor Ramon Hayes for the opening of the 9th Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in La Conner.
Walk-through will begin in Gilkey Square at the corner of First Street and Morris Street, La Conner. The outdoor show, sponsored by the La Conner Arts Commission, receives ongoing media coverage and brought the Town of La Conner a prestigious Municipal Achievement Award from the Association of Washington Cities. If you have any questions please call Lori at La Conner Town Hall, (360) 466-3125, or Shown at the left: Rose Window by Barrie Herem.

Jacob Lawrence opens graduating students exhibit

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, located in the art building on the University of Washington campus, celebrates the graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the 3D4M  ceramics | glass | sculpture program.  The show opens tonight from 4-7pm. and is on view through June 7.

Master of Fine Arts annual exhibition at The Henry

The University of Washington’s School of Art 2013 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design annual exhibition is on view through June 23 at The Henry Art Gallery on the western edge of the University of Washington Campus at  15th Ave NE & 41st St. in Seattle. Pieces in the exhibition are selected with curatorial assistance by Jim Rittimann, Henry Art Gallery head preparator and exhibition designer.

Shows around Puget Sound

kenmoreOn May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm the City of Kenmore celebrates the grand opening of their new Arts of Kenmore Gallery and city hall. Features are works by  Liana Bennett, Seiko Konya and Joe MacKechnie. Entertainment provided by JIVE, a jazz choir from Bothell High School. Light refreshments will be served.



Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora in Seattle, presents EXPO 13, May 10 through 25, expanding the College’s annual art and design exhibition to include more student work in different disciplines. The opening reception is Friday, May 10, from 5 to 9 pm and a series of Student Spotlights will be featured on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 5 pm.



VALA Art Center , 7303 164th Ave NE in Redmond,  presents its newest art installation by Redmond Clay Studio, “Works in clay by the teachers and their students”, which displays May 10 through June 28. The Redmond Clay Studio operates out of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center and is run by the City of Redmond Parks & Recreation Department .



The Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King Street I Seattle, just opened “Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.” The exhibit challenges conventional ways of talking about race, putting viewers face-to-face with the artwork of 26 artists who address this complex yet personal issue. The artists, diverse in ethnic and cultural backgrounds, present a range of  stories that have personally affected them in some way, including violence against communities of color, transnational adoption, and navigating long-standing racial stereotypes. In addition to the artwork on display, visitors are invited to explore their experiences in interactive parts of the exhibit, such as a reworking of their passport to better capture their identities.

Art walks and events through March 10

First Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, from May-October. Call 206.547.5177 or visit


First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 6pm-8pm.

Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. Maps:



Second Friday

Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, along Greenwood Ave. North from 67th-87th St. Visit

Kirkland Art Walk 6-9pm



Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Call Ballard Chamber of Commerce at 206.784.9705.

Central District Art Walk from 1pm-5pm. at various locations around 23rd Ave & E Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack, 6-9pm. Visit

Port Angeles Art Walk, 5-8pm. Visit

Poulsbo Art Walk from 5-8pm.


March 6

The Neddy At Cornish presents the 2013 Ned Behnke Annual Lecture: A Conversation with Oliver Herring and Susan Robb moderated by art historian Ken D. Allan. Held at 7pm in the Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St. in Seattle.


March 8

Explore celebrity, fame, and fortune in Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Seattle Art Museum downtown from 8-12pm.  Featuring music spun by DJs J-Justice and Jaymz Nylon, burlesque performances by the Atomic Bombshells, DIY fascinators, live performances by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, drawing from live models, and much more.

Faculty exhibition at Cornish Main Gallery through March 2

On view through March 2 at the Cornish Main Gallery at 1000 Lenora Street in Seattle  is a biennial exhibition featuring work from  the Design Faculty. Featured is a selection of drawing, painting, print, photo, video, and books by Stephanie Bower, Susan Boye, Jeff Brice, Rossi Skortcheva Donesky, Ellen Forney, Julie Gaskill, BeAnne Hull, Jacob Kohn, Mark Kornblum, Tiffany Laine De Mott, Julie Myers, Robynne Raye, Jenny Sapora, Dan Shafer, Hal Tangen, and Junichi Tsuneoka.

Founding Faculty exhibition at Jacob Lawrence

jacoblawrence “Founding Faculty,”  an exhibition of works by Boyer Gonzales, Ray Hill and Walter Isaacs is currently on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, located in the Art Building on the University of Washington campus, through October 21.  In the eighty-eight years since the school of art was founded in 1923, it has turned out internationally acclaimed artists such as Chuck Close and Roger Shimomura, as well as drawing world-renowned faculty such as Jacob Lawrence. Shown: Walter Isaacs, Self Portrait with Hat and Horn Rims, 1930, oil on board.

First Saturday around Puget Sound

Special Arts Crush Event: Saturday, October 8 from 3:00pm to 10:00pm . As part of ArtsCrush , the Art Galleries at SDC, a collection of 8 fine art galleries at the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown, will host a Meet the Artists Gallery Walk, featuring informal discussions and art demonstrations by over 2 dozen local artists. Live music, poetry readings, cash bar, refreshments served. Plenty of free parking.


In support of the current Cornish  Gallery exhibition “Game Theory,” pianist, composer, and Cornish music faculty, Wayne Horvitz leads a large jazz ensemble through two compositions, based on game structures and conductions. This free performance will take place in the Cornish Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora Street in Seattle, at 8pm.


The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner celebrates 30 years with “The First 30 Years: MoNA Collects.” On view through January 1, the comprehensive exhibit honors more than 250 donors to the Permanent Collection.Works in all mediums ranging in date from the early 20 century through 2011 will be exhibited, featuring familiar favorites as well as recent acquisitions on view for the first time. Opening October 8 from 2-5pm.


Pottery Northwest , 226 First Avenue North,  will host the Jean Griffith Fellowship Fifth Anniversary Exhibition this October. This show of ceramic artists will bring together the work of the visiting artists that have been recipients of the Jean Griffith Fellowship award. The list includes Beth Cavener Stichter, Josh DeWeese, Richard Notkin, Tip Toland and Andy Nasisse. The show runs through October 28 .An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 8, at 6 pm.

Cornish celebrates an “Evening of the Arts” October 16

Plan ahead. Cornish is celebrating “An Evening of the Arts – Inaugural Gala” on October 16 from 5:30-9pm at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in downtown Seattle. The annual gala, featuring alumni and student performances, supports the Cornish Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $250 – $2500. For more information: or 206.726.5064

Oxacan artist Flugencio Lazo on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery from September 14 – October 3

“reconstruction de la memoria” an exhibition featuring the work of Oxacan artist Flugencio Lazo, is on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art at the University of Washington, is on view from September 14 thru October 3. The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Consulate of Mexico and the University of Washington department of American Ethnic Studies in celebration of the bicentennial of Mexican independence. An opening reception is September 17 from 6-8pm.

Pilchuck names new Executive Director

The Pilchuck Glass School  Board of Trustees has chosen James Baker to serve as the school’s executive director and chief executive officer, effective July 15, 2010. Baker is an accomplished arts leader who brings 30 years of experience to the job. He succeeds Arthur Jacobus who resigned from the position in December 2009, and interim executive director Patricia Wallace who has been in the role since January.

2010 University of Washington MFA Thesis Exhibition opens May 29

Opening on May 28 from 6:15-9pm at the Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE and 41 Street NE in the North Galleries, is the 2010 University of  Washington MFA Thesis Exhibition. Pieces in the exhibition were selected by students
and their thesis committees, with curatorial assistance from Jim Rittimann,
Henry Art Gallery head preparator and exhibition designer.Admission is free but advance registration is required. Call 206,543.0540 or 800.289.2586. The exhibit will be on display until June 27.