Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Sunday Edition: Local Updates

Tacoma Art Museum Offers Free Internet Access

Good news for laptop addicts. The Tacoma Art Museum now provides free Internet (WiFi) access, allowing museum visitors to access the Internet from the museum’s public spaces such as: Untitled Café, the Murray Family Event Space, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Art Resource Center, and the outdoor balcony. By becoming a WiFi Hotspot, Tacoma Art Museum has created a new means of integrating art and technology for community use.

PICA’s TBA:07 is Coming: Take Action Now

The Time-Based Art Festival 2007 is coming up in a few weeks. Now is the best time to peruse schedules, purchase tickets, and ask your friends for rides to Portland. As part of the festival, The TBA Institute will be presenting a series of workshops, panel discussions and conversations featuring TBA artists.

The first workshop, which will be held on September 7th, will feature Chilean artist Cristián Silva, the artist behind TBA:07 project, The Non-Green Garden. This workshop requires registration and will fill up fast – the deadline is August 30th.

Advance registration is required for this workshop-please call the TBA Central Box Office at 503.224.PICA. $10 members, $15 general.

Cristián Silva was born in Chile and lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico, since 2001. His work has been exhibited at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX), The Project (New York), Museo Carrillo Gil (Mexico City) and the VII Bienal de la Habana (La Habana, Cuba). He has taught Contemporary Art History, Composition and Color at several institutions in Chile and Mexico, and is exploring color and visual design for his current TBA:07 project, The Non-Green Garden.

Silva’s “The Behavior of Color” workshop will illustrate the basic aspects of how we perceive and can use color as a vehicle for expression and communication. Based largely on the principles dictated by Josef Albers’ seminal class “The Interaction of Color,” it will feature elements helpful for both absolute beginners and more advanced enthusiasts/practitioners of the visual. Cristián Silva will base part of this workshop on the analysis of images previously submitted by the participating community.

Find information on registration and image submission here.

Hey Artists: Call for art @ Suite 100 Gallery

Take part in Suite 100 Gallery’s first annual 'Sweet 100' holiday art exhibition, coming up Nov – Dec 2007. All 2D submissions will be considered for this one-of-a-kind event.

Send a link to an online portfolio or digital images via email to info@suite100gallery@com. Artists can submit up to three works for the show.

Works must be framed and/or mounted, ready-to-hang, no larger than 24" w/h (exceptions can be made), and 'awesome.'

10% of gallery proceeds will be donated to the Child's Play charity.

What to do this rainy Sunday evening?

Listen to Art Radio and watch art TV.

The new edition of Art Radio Seattle is online now - local and international art news delivered straight to your ears.

Also, did you know that you can watch Seattle Channel original programming online? You need Realplayer to watch (available free online). Two shows you might want to watch:

Seattle Public Art – a new series of video profiles featuring Seattle public artworks and the artists who created them.

Gallery Hop – take a guided tour of new and established galleries with perky host Nancy Guppy.

Seattle Art News is Back in Town

If this blog has been too silent lately, it's because I've been on vacation, traveling by train no less. Trains don't have much in the way of wireless access (a helpful character I met on the way attributed this to EMF fields). But I'm back and up to my regular scouting, detecting, and sleuthing of Seattle's art venues.

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