Mayor Nickels on the arts in Seattle
A new interview with Mayor Greg Nickels is appearing in Inside Encore, a publication of Encore Arts Programs. Learn Mayor Nickels' thoughts on what powerhouse arts and culture mean to Seattle.
Seattle Artist Exhibiting at Brenau University
Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, is presenting an installation exhibition by Seattle artist and University of Washington faculty member Naomi Kasumi. The exhibition, entitled MEM: memory memorial, includes two parts of a series of memorial pieces that represent an emotional experience in this Japan-born artist’s life.
Kasumi’s “ritual” of repeating the same object over and over serves as a therapeutic, redemptive action. Coming from Japan and living in the US, Kasumi is surrounded by complex cultural views on the topic of abortion. “Sharing the truth of my experience with others publicly is my catharsis and part of my healing process. My intention is to provide a rich and honest forum where through interactive storytelling, I invite people to identify their own memories of loss and secrecy. I know I am not alone in dealing with this experience."
Hey Artists: Another Call for Art!
PUNCH Gallery and SOIL present an International Juried Exhibition taking place December 2007. Artists from any country may submit work in any medium. There is no limit to the number of entries. In addition to traditional 2-D and 3-D works, artists are encouraged to submit work in new media, video, sound, or installation.
The show will be juried by Eric Fredericksen, director of Western Bridge gallery in Seattle. The entry fee is $15 for the first two images, $5 per additional image. Deadline for receipt of submission is October 15, 2007.
Click here to review the complete prospectus and submit your entries via online submission form.
And Yet Another: Artists sought for transfer stations, Electric Gallery
The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is seeking artists for two artist residencies, one at Seattle Public Utilities' North Transfer Station and one at the South Transfer Station, to study the facilities' operations, to develop temporary artworks, and to create permanent artworks to enhance future replacement facilities.
They are also seeking artists for temporary large-scale installations at the outdoor Union Street Electric Gallery, a rotating outdoor exhibition space on the western face of the Seattle City Light facility at Union Street and Western Avenue.
Find out more about these calls for artists and link to the project applications here. The deadline to apply for the transfer station artist residencies is Friday, Sept. 28. The application deadline for the Union Street Electric Gallery is Friday, Oct. 5.
Columbia City Gallery Art Classes and Workshops Now Registering
The Columbia City Gallery, an artist-run collective in southeast Seattle, is now offering a series of Studio Art Classes and Creativity Inspiring Workshops. The classes range from fun craft techniques like glass fusing and artist journals to somewhat mystical offerings such as ‘painting poetry’ and ‘soul collage.’ All the classes are affordably priced and most, if not all, seem suitable for kids and teenagers.
Click here for a full schedule and click here to register.