Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Join your neighbors to meet the artists who have been hired to create 2 art murals on Aurora.
Aurora mural locations include empty storefront windows and/or sides of buildings. The first project site is 7615 Aurora Avenue N. The artists hired are from Seattle Mural Art, an affiliate of Bherd Studios located in Greenwood. John Osgood, Zachary Bohnenkamp & Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan are known most recently for their work creating an art mural for the safety wall next to the Greenwood businesses destroyed by arson.
Join Sustainable Green Lake, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and Seattle Department of Transportation to meet the artists and discuss our visions for Aurora. The basic themes for the artwork will include sustainability, traffic safety and community. Come share your ideas and enthusiasm for a new Aurora!
Monday, January 11 from 7:30-8:30pm
at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 (located next to Gary's Games & Hobby)
Light refreshments will be served
Funded by the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Greenwood Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday - Wednesday: 2:30pm - 7pm
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
+ every 2nd Friday until 9pm
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
"Snow Geisha" by Joni Hardwick
2nd Annual Snowmen on Parade: You can bid online right now, or you can attend the auction on Fri. Dec 11th starting at 6pm at Space: A design build collective (7601 Greenwood Ave N - enter off 76th). Take a snowman home that night that was decorated by a local Seattle artist.
A brand new gallery opened up in our neighborhood:
Assemble Gallery : 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Assemble Gallery & Studio is proud to announce that our Grand Opening party is scheduled for the same night as the Phinney/Greenwood Artwalk, on Friday, December 11th! We will be partying from 6pm – 9pm in celebration our opening, the holidays, and all of our old & new friends! Avians Alight (former member of Damien Jurado) will be playing music for us, plus come for treats, coffee and drinks, plus a button-making station, fun coupons and great fun! Also, come to meet our first gallery artist, Katya Usvitsky, who is traveling all the way from New York City to cut the imaginary ribbon.
And of course A MUST SEE part of the monthly artwalk is The Greenwood Collective:
Urban Light Studios is having their 1 year anniversary and are featuring their "year in review". They are bringing back the artists that they exhibited throughout 2009.
Band Vibes Studios features "Holiday Bizarre: an urban art show of epic proportions!" with over 30 Seattle Urban Contemporary artists showing works of 12" x 12" or smaller priced for the holiday gift giving season.
Bherd Studios Gallery presents "Urban Presence" featuring the urban art works of Solace, Ego, Cash, Sensei23, Zach Bohnenkamp, Ninjagrl, Akimbo and John Osgood.
And you won't want to miss the Naked Pig BBQ team on the main floor of the collective. They will be serving up their award-winning fare of Brisket, Pulled Pork and Chicken sandwiches for a suggested donation of $3. Proceeds benefitting the Greenwood Fire Relief Fund.
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Band Vibes Gallery
inside The Greenwood Collective
Art Opening: Fri, Dec 11 from 6-10pm
Showing through the end of December
Here's a couple of sneak peeks of artwork in the show...
"Portent" by Chris Sheridan
"Perched #3" by John Osgood
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Photo of the main floor in The GC
ABOUT The Greenwood Collective
The Greenwood Collective is a creative event and work space located in the heart of Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. This group of independent creative professionals exchange knowledge, resources, and inspiration in an effort to strengthen their overlapping communities. In addition to the 3500 square foot architectural masterpiece on the main floor, you will find five unique studios and galleries in The Greenwood Collective underground area including Bherd Studios and URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS. These galleries are always open during the second Friday of each month (6-9pm) for Art Up Greenwood-Phinney.
The space(s) that are currently available:
Double Studio at 850 sq. feet (or can be rented separately)
-$1000/mo + $40/mo (which includes garbage, water, elec and internet)
*If separated: $575 for the larger side + $40/mo, $525 for the smaller side + $40/mo.
Two photos of the larger side of the space...
Two photos of the smaller side of the space...
For more information please contact:
Chad Dale: firstname.lastname@example.org 206.659.7568
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Zach Bohnenkamp & Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan
snap some final picts of the ProSki Mural.
We were excited to see a recent article in the North Seattle Hearald Outlook feature the work of the new Matamuros + Bherd team at ProSki Shop on Aurora.
"Artists add 'spice' to Aurora with mural"
By Jessica Van Gilder
Though it was their first artistic collaboration, once the tops of the spray cans were popped off, the visions of Bherd Studios Gallery artist John Osgood and Matamuros mural artists Kevin Sullivan and Zachary Bohnenkamp just clicked.
In under 15 hours, the three artists spray-painted a 20-by-40-foot mural for Seattle Pro Ski Service, 8954 Aurora Ave. N. - an urban mural complete with an abominable snowman, snowy mountains and the Seattle skyline.
"Actually, one of the best working experiences I had with somebody was this job," said Osgood of the collaboration. "We all have similar interests and style - where the light's coming from, color, compositions, lines. Everything sort of flowed together."
Read the rest of the article
The artists have teamed up and started a new website to continue to work together on future mural projects: SeattleMuralArt.com
Monday, November 23, 2009
CoCA will hold its 17th annual Art Marathon and Auction December 4 and 5 at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, on 4272 Fremont Ave N. CoCA pioneered the concept of the 'endurance' art event beginning in 1992 and has gradually opened the Marathon to include a variety of media in addition to the usual painting. The event remains the region's only 24-hour extravaganza, a spectacle that over the years has come to define CoCA's edgy mix of emerging and established artists.
For 24 hours, from 9am Friday to 9am Saturday, 20 artists are locked in a room with nothing but their art supplies. Sure, we bring in a trough of gruel and a barrel of grog every so often, but the art is what it's all about. Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Hot Waxing (Encaustic), Photographing, Video-Taping, Versifying, Editing, and who knows what for sure. Over 100 works of art will be spontaneously created, with some of the artists engaging in impromptu collaborations and improvisations with each other's materials. Proceeds are split between the artists and CoCA.
The 2009 lineup features artists...
Marc Lindsay, mixed-media, Patti Bowman, encaustic, Seb Barnett, mixed-media, Geoff Garza, mixed media collage, Lorna Nakell, painting, Wesley Wozniak, painting, Irene Wood, painting, Pedro Valdivia, painting, Aaron Haba, sculpture, Sylwia Tur, sculpture, Thomas Hurley III, painting, Miguel Edwards, painting, Waldo Vega, painting, Zak Alexander, painting, Sean Hurley, painting, David Francis, mixed media, Craig Vandenbosch, Adam Spencer, Aaron Huey, and William Brody.
You, too, can be a part of this pandemonium. Come down to the Fremont Abbey on Friday and watch the artists make art. Then come back at 6pm on Saturday night and buy it at three silent auctions followed by a live auction.. It's that simple. We'll give you some gruel too, although you'll have to buy the grog from us (it IS a fund-raiser, after all). Tickets start at $10 for the Saturday portion; Friday’s 24 hour insanity is, of course, free of charge; for more information, see http://www.cocaseattle.org/tickets.php.
Preparing to enter its 30th year, CoCA serves as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development and understanding of contemporary art.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
CoCA asked that we help them spread the word on this great seminar...
FREE seminar at Pravda Studios: December 16th, 2009 at 6pm.
When: Wed December 16th Doors at 6pm, seminar at 7pm
Where: Pravda Studios, 1406 10th Ave., Ste. 200, Seattle
Contact: Jim Anderson (206) 910-8140
Bring: Laptop and jpegs of a visual work of art for the interactive Copyright registration demonstration. Free WIFI included.
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) invites all artists and creative professionals to join us on Wednesday, December 16th at Pravda Studios for a FREE seminar discussing copyright law for those who need it most. Doors open at 6pm and the seminar starts at 7pm. Arrive early and network among Seattle’s creative community while enjoying a bounty of delicious appetizers and beverages.
After the social/networking hour four intellectual property lawyers will speak to the audience in a discussion format. This format, using plain English, is designed to cut through the legalese and demystify the steps you can take to better protect your work. These steps are applicable to many artistic disciplines. Our panel of experts will offer practical advice to protect your creative property, your livelihood, and your time and money. Q and A follows each discussion.
At the end of the seminar, follow along as our experts project an online demonstration, walking you through the steps to actually file a copyright registration. Our panel of experts will be on hand to help answer questions.
• “Embedded metadata as copyright information”Using the “Plus” standard.
• “Hitting them where it hurts”Using the DMCA to get a response to your ‘Cease & Desist’ letters.
• “Creating a good photography license”Writing licensing agreements that incorporate specific rights covered by Copyright law.
• “Practical steps in protecting your work”Discussion of: registering, including visual mark, embedding info in metadata, and staying vigilant with your contracts.
• “Filing a copyright walkthrough”Attorneys will be available to assist with actual filing of copyrights.
• “Copyright 101”Basics for all Photographers and Artists
• “Fair use basics”When should you be concerned about your photo/artwork violating another’s copyright? When should you consider legal action if someone else is using your image?
• John E. Grant. John E. Grant is the founder and principal attorney for Imua Legal Advisors. John focuses his practice on copyright law, Internet law, and general business law.
• Joleen Hughes. Recently named one of the top 100 Women in Tech by TechFlash, Joleen has over 12 years of experience representing a diverse range of clients.
• Nicholas Mitchell. Is a senior associate for the Hughes Media Law Group, which focuses on intellectual property disciplines including strategic business development, video and casual gaming, drafting and negotiating online services, media development and marketing agreements.
• Todd Alberstone is a Technology and New Media lawyer with over 22 years experience, ten years as Assoc. General Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc., and Chief Privacy Officer since 2005.
Friday, November 20, 2009
This is a piece that I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. The title of the piece is "Why Would I Need Another", 5' x 3', Acrylic and Aerosol on Canvas. Please enjoy.
To see the Youtube video please go this link
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Urban Presence opening was great and to those of you who made it out - thank you! To those of you who missed it, you're in luck - the show is up until Wed, December 23rd and it's an evolving show that will include some newly rotated in work all by the same fabulous artists.
Just want to point out that artwork in this show starts at $30 and you can't go wrong for the holiday gift giving season to buy a one-of-a-kind original painting from a Seattle artist for your special loved one. We also can do lay-away!
Here are some photos of the exhibit...
Artwork by Zachary Bohnenkamp on the left
and by Ego on the right.
T-shirt by Solace "Family Fortune" brand
Artwork by Solace
Artwork by Solace
Artwork by Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan
Artwork by Ninjagrl
Artwork by Cash
Artwork by John Osgood
The Gallery is open Wed - Fri from noon - 6pm and by appointment by calling (206) 234-8348
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here is just a small sampling of the fun, creative pieces that Seattle artists came up with for the snowmen (and women):
by Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan
by Chris Olson
by Doug Keith
by Siolo Thompson
by John Osgood
To see all of the snowmen (and women!) and where they will be located in the Greenwood-Phinney Neighborhood go to the Art Up Blog. The snowmen will be auctioned off online and at a final event on Friday, December 11th.
Monday, November 9, 2009
This Saturday, November 14th, is the Ballard Art Walk and Kate will have some work up at Conor Byrne Pub--come by and have a beer or a soda with her.
In a Seattle Weekly review in August, David Stoesz speaks of Protages recent works "The magic of the paintings lies in how a few sharp-edged blobs of paint can so economically transmit an atmosphere of nocturnal mystery, and so precisely indicate the side of a bus, a haze of light from a storefront, or a couple standing in the shadows."
It's a wonderful description of the talented hand behind the artwork. Don't miss seeing her this Saturday from 6-9pm!
5410 Ballard Ave NW.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
87 Yesler Way
5:30 to 9:30 PM
November 5th, 2009
Andy Wong, Intern
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Since opening its doors for business in May 2009, DELI has made an impact in Pioneer Square’s growing community of fashion retailers and art galleries. Even with “For Lease” signs popping up throughout the neighborhood and the Viaduct construction looming, DELI is off to a strong start and has created a buzz among locals and tourists as the new “must see” boutique in Seattle. “What makes DELI unique is not just the concept behind the store, it’s our involvement in the art community here in Pioneer Square. Every month we feature the work of a local artists that we unveil at the Artwalk on the first Thursday of each month, says Max Heigh, owner of DELI.
On November 5th, 2009 DELI will launch shopdeliseattle.com, its new online store featuring the release of the “DELI Art Series,” a collaboration of t-shirts created by each of DELI’s featured artist from the past, present, and future. Each t-shirt will feature one design selectively chosen by the artist along with a custom hangtag displaying their bio information. DELI’s featured artist include Brad Strain, Adrien Miller, Joe Vollan, John Osgood, Kyle Kesterson, Kim McCarthy, Michelle Anderst, & Bobbi Eperson just to name a few.
“The number one goal for the DELI Art Series is to promote the work of our local artist and give customers the ability to own a t-shirt that is more than just a design…It is a piece of art!”
About DELI– Located in the heart of Pioneer Square at 87 Yesler, Seattle, WA 98104. DELI is a premium men and women’s boutique housing independent designers and contemporary lifestyle brands. Store hours Mon-Sat 11-7.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Above are snowmen decorated by Seattle artists John Osgood & Soopajdelux from 2008
All snowmen will be displayed at neighborhood businesses along Greenwood & Phinney Ave N for one month and will be featured during the next two monthly art walks on November 13th & December 11th from 6-9pm. The snowmen will be featured on the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber website and auctioned off at a final celebration event at SPACE: a design collective. All proceeds collected will be given to the N. Seattle Boys and Girls Club in Greenwood.
The snowmen are 2-d plywood cut-outs and they do need to be primed on both sides. They can be decorated on one or both sides and they are meant to be indoor/outdoor, so decorations must be weather-proof.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Michele Osgood at Bherd Studios Gallery via email: email@example.com or by phone: 206-234-8348.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
When you buy that t-shirt in the store--whether it shows your favorite sports team or some other mass manufactured name brand--you must wonder how that image got on that shirt. While I don't know how a big company might do it, today I learned how John does it - and how anyone could do it right out of their own house.
Today began with plastic transfers of some images that are ultimately going to be used as a wheatpasting project for a piece of artwork for "urban constructions" in January. With three lamps fastened to chairs, John showed me how to expose the images onto the screen. Atop this "OSGOOD" sweatshirt, we exposed the screen to the light of the bulbs, exposing everything not covered by the black lines of the plastic transfer.
After that we finished the printing process by running paint over our exposed screen. With smooth black fabric paint, a health insurance card, and a long screen squeegee, we spread layer upon layer of black paint through the screen and onto our paper. The end product, after some practice and some mistakes, yielded these printed images.
Andy Wong, Intern
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday November 6th, from 6-11pm
Artwork by Ryan Molenkamp
Plus Musical performance by The Western Cup at 8pm
We Built This To Leave
This show speaks to the obsessive creator in all of us. From our youngest memory of playing with blocks to the daily compartmentalization of our lives we are always building, organizing, and making something new. Each artist in this show explores what we are so busy building, why we are compelled to do so, how those creations impact the environment, and what becomes of the left over materials.
Trevor Johnson's formal exploration of discarded Styrofoam packing materials speak to the reuse of objects that would otherwise be landfill. The improvisational methods used to create his sculptures may seem akin to playing with blocks, but their elegant compositions show a mature consideration for building that can only come from practice.
Sharon Arnold's pieces exhibit the work of an artist whose focus is process itself. Her obsessive works allude to both individual and industrial labor. The resulting sculptures and drawings carry a sense of time and effort put in by the laborious, repetitive efforts of the artist.
Ryan Molenkamp's paintings vary in their approach from seemingly harmonious explorations of structured forms inhabiting landscape to more perilous scenes of conflict between man-made structure and environment.
Vermillion is located at 1508 11th Ave, Seattle
Show dates: November 3rd-29th
Friday, October 16, 2009
There is a huge island in Alaska that this bar is named after...
Not far from that is the drop point...
The piece has found it's temporary hiding place until someone notices that there is a FAF on the loose!
Trick or Treat Greenwood!
Your friendly neighborhood art gallery, Bherd
Artwork by Solace
Artwork by Chris Sheridan
Artwork by Shirley Benton
Plus Featured Music:
Party rockers and indie dance smashers from Kassette, with residents Flat Black and Bryan J. Furious.
Kristos - 3218 Eastlake Avenue - Seattle, WA
Doors: 7pm -12am • No Cover Charge • Bar for 21+
www.artifaktart.org/signature • www.kristoseastlake.com
Free parking! Food and drink specials!
Hope to see you out there tomorrow night!