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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bherd Studios is Moving "Underground"

As of October 31st, Bherd Studios will be leaving our current space located at 315 NW 85th St in Greenwood. We loved our first space and we are a little sad at moving because we shared many exciting moments and met many new friends & artists and artist friends :-)

We're excited to announce that we will soon be a part of the Greenwood Collective located on Greenwood Ave N, mid-block North of 85th. So the location is much better and we will be surrounded by amazing designers, architects and other artists. We will still have a gallery and will have bigger and better art exhibits in 2009. This new space is a great venue for art and art lovers alike. Our mission will stay the same: "to feature emerging and established urban contemporary artists from the Pacific NW".

Main level at Greenwood Collective

Yes, it's big enough to breakdance! This is a photo from the Tiny Toones fundraiser earlier this year at the Greenwood Collective.

"The Underground" is a new part of the Greenwood Collective which is located underground in 5700 square feet of space. We will be among 5-7 other artists located there and we are hoping to re-open for the 1st Monthly Art Walk kick-off for Greenwood-Phinney on December 12th. We'll keep you all posted!

NEW ADDRESS: 8537 Greenwood Ave. N, Suite 1 | Studio D, Seattle 98103

Michele & John
Bherd Studios

Friday, October 10, 2008

2008 CoCA Annual: Hybrid | Call for Artists

From December 8 – January 30, CoCA will present the 2008 CoCA Annual, a juried exhibition, asking artist to respond to “hybrid”:

The elements of the world we live in are increasingly becoming synthesized, mixed and reorganized. New ideas are being combined with existing ones. From cars to food, politics and religion, biochemistry, new technologies and art, we are all experiencing the “hybrid”.

CoCA has presented the Annual since 1989, each time bringing in an independent juror to select the work from among the entries received. This year’s juror is Riko Nakasone.

Riko Nakasone has been the director and curator of the Bau-Xi Gallery (http://www.bau-xi.com) in Vancouver, British Columbia for over 8 years. The Bau-Xi Gallery represents a broad range of emerging and senior artists creating both representational and abstract work in diverse media.

There will be a reception for the artists, the work, and the juror on Thursday December 11, from 6-9pm, at CoCA’s Ballard Gallery inside the Shilshole Bay Beach Club at 6413 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107. Free entry and parking provided.

A $500 first prize and a $250 second prize will be awarded by the juror.

Submissions are by email with the following requirements:
Minimum three, maximum five digital images of the work, jpg file format, maximum dimension of 800 pixels in either direction.
A description of the images (artwork title, dimensions, medium and year of creation)
Artist’s statement (Send as an attachment not in the body of your email).
Resume/CV (Send as an attachment not in the body of your email)
Contact info (address, phone, email)
Artist web site link (if available)
$25 entry fee for first item, $10 each additional piece
Entry deadline is October 23, and winners will be notified by November 20. Selected work must be shipped to the gallery by December 1. Artists are responsible for packing, shipping & transit insurance costs to & from CoCA.

Call (206) 728-1980 or visit http://www.cocaseattle.org/2008annual.html for more information.

Send proposals to: submissions@cocaseattle.org

Check may be made out to Center on Contemporary Art, and sent to:
Center on Contemporary Art
6413 Seaview Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107

Note: Two-dimensional, three-dimensional and multi-media work will be considered. If there are special requirements associated with the display of your work (including budgetary and/or time constraints), please indicate these in your email submission.


CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of contemporary art

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

S3A - Seattle Urban Art Events


Founded in 2007, s3a is a group of artists and galleries committed to raising awareness of the alternative art scene in Seattle and the Northwest by chronicling and promoting events, artists and venues.

Michelle Smith Lewis and Debbie Bianchi
West Seattle Twilight Artist Collective
4306 SW Alaksa ST, Seattle 98116
Opening Party: Thurday October 9th, 6-9 PM during the West Seattle Art Walk
Come meet the artists, buy some art, enjoy some bubbly, sweets & live entertainment on us!

Suite 100 Gallery (Belltown)
October 10th thru November 7th
Opening reception October, 10th, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Featuring Ben Collison aka ob1, Bryan Mandronico, Dear Earthling, Efflux Creations, J.Shea, Justin Hillgrove, K.E. Alexander Jr., Little Red Girl, Matt Linares, Max Kauffman, phoneticontrol, Si Clark

Jukebox Juke
Saturday October 11th
during the Georgetown Art Attack from 6 to 9pm.
W. Scott Trimble, Mary Enslow (of Twilight Artist Collective), and Adrian van Dooren invite you the Stables for a one night only sound experiment.

Come and participate and or watch. This little trio met in art school at the UW CMA. There they spent their days and nights eating hot dogs and ramen, talking, rubbing each-others backs,stroking each-others egos, drinking whiskey, doing hand stands, braiding each-others hair, banging on things, and making sweet ass art. Come see them re-united in an experiment that involves, black lights, white suits, 3 jukeboxes, several instruments, dozens of speakers,
elysian brew, tape, butcher paper and alien inspiration.

The Stables are located behind
Full Throttle Bottles (enter from the back parking lot) 5909 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

Monday, October 6, 2008

Seattle Graffiti Mural - Video

Aaron Last a friend of John's created this documentation of the mural on 23rd and Dearborn in Seattle (next to Parnell's mini mart).