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Monday, April 28, 2008

Todd Karam at Suite 100 Gallery

Ordinary Objects
May 9th thru June 6th
Featuring Todd Karam at Suite 100 Gallery in Belltown
2222 2nd Ave Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121
Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm or by appointment

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Scott J. Morgan, Seattle Contemporary Abstract Artist

"Late in the Day"
30" x 15" x 3"
Oil on Canvas

"Form of the Forgotten"
30" x 40"
Oil on Canvas

Paintings by Seattle artist Scott J. Morgan, whose dynamic abstracts on paper and canvas reflect his background as both musician and landscape architect. His vibrant oil/acrylic paintings reveal an underlying urban mythology of topography and color fused in jazz-like composition. For the past 28 years he has been combining his skills as artist and designer on canvas and in the landscape. He currently instructs, exhibits and surfs in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and daughter. For more information, visit his website at: www.scottjmorganart.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Urban Contemporary Art Galleries in Seattle

Since I am a lover of lists and organization, I thought I would put together a listing of Seattle galleries that feature urban contemporary art. I'm sure there are more galleries in the area that would fit under this genre, and if you would like to add to this list, please let me know by posting a comment.

Had to update this list as of 2/10/10 due to the unfortunate closure of galleries previously on this list.

Bherd Studios Gallery
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 (located inside The Greenwood Collective)
Seattle, WA 98103
Wed – Fri: 12pm – 6pm and by appointment
Bherd Gallery is an artist owned urban contemporary art gallery located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle since 2006. We feature emerging Pacific NW artists and select national & internationally recognized artists. We are located in the Greenwood Collective "Underground". Please visit our Exhibits page for more information on our Art Openings and Exhibits.

Fifty24 Gallery at Upper Playground
4730 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm & Sun: 12pm - 6pm
Along with urban wear, Upper Playground also has an urban contemporary art gallery that features the rising stars of Seattle as well as nationally recognized artists.

Flatcolor Gallery
528 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Open WED-SUN 12-6pm, or by appointment, First Thursday: until 9pm.
Located on First Avenue South in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, Flatcolor Gallery features local and national underground contemporary artists in a relaxed gallery setting.

Roq la Rue Gallery
2312 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Wed – Thur: 1pm – 6pm; Fri: 1pm – 7pm & Sat: 1pm – 6pm
Roq la Rue has been an integral part of the Lowbrow/Pop Surrealism art movement since opening in 1998, and continues to exhibit established artists in the genre.

Twilight Artist Collective
West Seattle
4306 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98116
Mon – Sat: 11am – 7pm & Sun: 10am – 5pm
Twilight Artist Collective is a high energy, creative group of local artists. They are located in the depths of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, and the Junction in the heart of West Seattle. At TwAC you'll find a huge range of locally made goods including paintings, hats, lampshades, journals, purses, tiles, scarves, ceramics, sculptures, illuminated art, tees, bling, magnets and so much more.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Work in Progression

Well it's been a while since I have written anything on this blog, so here I go with a recap of the post "Stick'em Up" show.

So the day after the show there was no point on trying to be productive. Michele and I had booked so many events into a small time frame that we needed time to relax. And relax we did. I am pretty sure when we finally went to bed on Sunday night the couch said, " It's about time you got off of me!". But after that day of relaxation it was back to the grind with making frames for finished paintings and frames for new paintings.

This painting below was one that I just finished today. It use to be called "Pickle Snapper". I think there was something with the name that threw people for a loop and would always pass on it. Now with a few new touch ups and a new name "Snapper", I think is ready for some more face time with the public.

This painting below is a new piece that I just started today. It's a 7' x 3' piece and I am having a friend, Aaron Last http://aaronlast.com/ take photos of the progression of the piece. This piece is for a showing at a home in the Mt. Baker area.

The piece below is another painting that Aaron is doing a film photo documentary of as well.

Everyone here at Bherd Studios is staying busy and our calendar is quickly filling up with events and places that we need to be. Our "Stick'em Up!" show is still up and will be until the 28th of April. Our next show is going to be called "Odd Man Out" and that is happening on June 7th. Our guest artist are Justin Hillgove, Chris Olsen, Adam MacKinnon, and myself (John Osgood ).

Monday, April 7, 2008

"Stick'em Up" Recap

First off I would like to thank everyone that came out to the show the other night. It was a fun evening filled with cool artwork and a lot of throw up stickers being made. Michele and I both met a lot of new people and saw many new faces throughout the night. But do not be upset if you missed the show. We will have the show up until the first week of May. So if you missed it and you still want to see it, stop on by. We are open Wed. - Fri. noon to 6pm. If you want to see this show and you can't make it at those times just shoot us an email and we can set up a time to meet or stay a little later than 6. Also if you want to make a throw up sticker at home and bring it by, please do so. The more the merrier. Plus the more chaotic the wall will be the better the final picture will turn out. Ya dig! To see some photos of the night, and some other cool artwork, you can go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/bherdstudios/
Thank again to everyone that came out.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sneak peek on "Stick'em Up!"

So it is 3 and a half hours until the show and everything is ready to go. I thought I put up a few sneak peek photos to give people an idea what we've got going. See you in a little bit.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Front Page Baby!

If you didn't see the front page of the Seattle Times today you should go back and take a gander. Our friend Angela had a story done about her and the theme was the struggles of racism. When the photographer was at her house taking photos he suggested that they take pictures infront of a 8ft x 4ft commissioned piece that I had done for her. After she had some photos taken of her she told me that I should be on the look out for something in the paper. I didn't think that it was going to be the front page though. But I am very excited it was. Here is the link to the piece on the Seattle Times web site. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004326428_raceyoung04m.html
A friend of ours, Mark Persinger,who also is a collector of Osgood originals, just read the article and had this to say, "The diversity of the piece reflects society today, the colors are interwoven and work together harmoniously creating a whole which is much stronger, more splendid and beautiful than the sum of its parts" Thanks Mark.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bherd: The Movie

At our anniversary show in March, "1 YA!", our friend Aaron Last, photographer extrodinaire took some photos. Well those "some photos" were a lot of photo's. And those "lot of photo's" turned into a movie. Aaron is a very talented man: he takes photos, he makes movies, and he acts as well.

After this viewing check out our Featured Artist section of our web site to see some of Aarons other work as well as other artists that we have shown at Bherd.

Aaron will also be at Bherd Studios next Saturday for our next show "Stick'em Up!". If you want to be immortalized in an "At Last Production" you should stop by and check out the show.

Bherd Studios Featured Artists

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Are you ready to "Stick'em Up!" ?

So we just got the rest of the artwork in for our "Stick'em Up" show yesterday and with what we received from Soopajdelux, Soule, and Ninjagirl (and I am showing my artwork as well) this is going to be a pretty cool show. We've got free cd's and magazines to give away and we will have a "Make Your Own Sticker" area so you can throw up your own two cents up on our wall of street art. Also to let you know, this show has some very reasonable prices. Buying something from this show will not break the bank and you will be buying something really unique. You'll be going away from this show saying "Wow, I did not know that a sticker show was going to be like that! I had a few drinks, I bought a cool piece of art, and I fulfilled my desire to deface public property by throwing up my own sticker."

Hopefully after you leave this show you will be filled with a different sense of what street art is. Sometimes what is out there is rushed crap by juveniles out to destroy property. If you look around you will start to see gems hidden amongst our landscape.

Alright, who's in!?

Saturday April 5th, 5-9pm