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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mural at site of Greenwood arson to be unveiled this Thurs, Dec 31

Mural celebrates artistry and creativity of neighborhood

SEATTLE – December 29, 2009 – Taproot Theatre Company and Seattle Mural Art will unveil the mural created for the site of the October 23 arson in Greenwood on Thursday, December 31, at 11 a.m. Taproot Theatre Company commissioned Seattle Mural Art an affliate of Bherd Studios to create a mural to cover the safety fence where the Eleanor Roosevelt Building stood until the arson. Concerned about leaving a hole in the core of the Greenwood business district, Taproot Theatre, which owns the property, saw the mural as a way to add beauty to the neighborhood and facilitate more art. The mural celebrates Greenwood’s character and artistry, and demonstrates its resilience in the wake of the fires.

WHAT Unveiling of Greenwood mural

WHEN Thursday, December 31, 11 a.m.

WHERE North 85th Street, just west of Greenwood Avenue.
Meet in front of Taproot Theatre Company, 204 North 85th Street, Seattle

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aurora Mural Art Project | Meet the Artists Jan 11th

Aurora Art Mural Project
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 gaingroup@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Greenwood-Phinney Contemporary Art Gallery Listings

I bet you didn't know that we had 8 different art galleries in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood. It used to be that our neighborhood was known for it's antique shops, but more and more the evolution of our neighborhood is heading towards the arts.
Along with the art galleries listed below there are many more art loving venues in our neighborhood who loyally display and support local artists on a monthly basis including: Neptune Coffee, Chocolati, Strut, Diva Espresso, Herkimer, Naked City Taphouse, Pig & Whistle, Rockwell Realty, Balderdash Books & Art, Greenwood Sip & Ship, Makeda Coffee, Oliver's Twist and Wayward Coffee. Many of these venues participate every month in the 2nd Friday artwalk called "Art Up Greenwood-Phinney".

7317 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-8475

Gallery hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11am - 6pm
+ every 2nd Friday from 6pm - 9pm

(Gallery is located upstairs)
6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle WA 98103
(206) 783-2244

Gallery hours:
Monday - Friday from 9am - 9pm
Saturday from 9am - 2pm

6701 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 782-0355

Gallery hours:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 11am - 5pm
Sundays: 1pm - 5pm & by appointment
The gallery is closed on Mondays.

7406 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5070
(206) 913-2470

Gallery hours:
Monday by appointment only.
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
+ every 2nd Friday from 6-9pm
Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

7601 Greenwood Ave N. Suite 103, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 706-1054

Gallery hours:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 2:30pm - 7pm
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 7pm
+ every 2nd Friday until 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N Suite 1, Seattle, WA 98103
Galleries are located in "The Underground"
(go down the long hallway, past the kitchen, head towards the right and go down the stairs)

Bherd Studios Gallery - Exhibiting urban contemporary paintings by PNW emerging artists, as well as select nationally and internationally recognized artists. Owned and operated by Seattle artist John Osgood.

Urban Light Studios - Dedicated to exhibiting innovative artwork from local and national photographers and artists, the URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS Seattle art gallery is a truly unique venue.

Band Vibes Gallery - exhibiting cutting edge urban contemporary artwork.

Gallery hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm
+ every 2nd Friday from 6pm - 10pm
or by appointment

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Taproot Theatre Commissions Seattle Mural Art Team for Greenwood Mural

Taproot Theatre has commissioned our team "Seattle Mural Art" to create a mural installation on an 8 ft high by 89 foot long temporary wall in honor of the businesses that were lost after the arsons in our neighborhood. Above is an in progress shot of the main focal point of the mural symbolizing the re-birth of the Greenwood neighborhood - the phoenix rising from its ashes. When first contacted by Taproot, the team got together to brainstorm ideas that would best resonate with the community and Zach Bohnenkamp, one of the 3 artists, came up with the idea of the Phoenix. Other features of the mural will include a scene from the annual car show, a fireman rescuing a PAWs cat, and a call to action for the monthly artwalk "Art Up Greenwood-Phinney".

You may recognize the handiwork of these three artists: John Osgood, Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan and Zach Bohnenkamp from the recently installed mural at ProSki on Aurora. Neighbors who have heard about the mural have been waiting to see the artists working on the wall outdoors, but the artists have been stealthily cloistered in a nearby location and the mural will not be totally revealed until the unveiling ceremony TBA soon.

Seattle Mural Art is an affliate of Bherd Studios Gallery located in Greenwood.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Art Up Greenwood-Phinney December Artwalk + Snowmen on Parade

Greenwood-Phinney is celebrating their 1st anniversary of Art Up G-P monthly artwalk. Please come over to our hood and check out the great artwork and events that are happening this month. The artwalk is Friday, December 11 from 6-9pm.

"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!
Bherd Studios

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Bizarre: An Urban Art Show of Epic Proportions!

Band Vibes Gallery
inside The Greenwood Collective
Art Opening: Fri, Dec 11 from 6-10pm
Showing through the end of December

Aerosol artists and muralists Solace & Ego curate a group show of the who's who of Seattle urban contemporary art. Featuring artwork no larger than 12" x 12" and priced for the gift giving season. Presenting the works of Parskid, Weirdo, Joey Nix, Joe Vollan, Augie Pagan, PaperMarbles, Mat Savage, 179, Chris Sheridan, Jeffrey Taylor, Jeremy Gregory, John Osgood, NKO, Soopajdelux and many more. Plus enjoy beverages, music and great conversations.In conjunction with the Greenwood-Phinney monthly art walk.

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

Studio and/or Gallery Space at The Greenwood Collective Available

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: chaddale@gmail.com 206.659.7568

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Seattle Urban Mural Artists "Add Spice" to Aurora

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
Staff Writer

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

17th Annual COCA 24 Hour Art Marathon & Auction

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

Free Seminar: Artists learn to copyright your artwork!

Artists: Attend a FREE interactive seminar to teach you how to protect your creative work, including a live copyright registration demonstration!

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
Cost: Free
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.

Discussion topics:

• “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

John Osgood Time Lapse Project #1

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

Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 16, 2009

Urban Presence: Ego, Solace, CASH, Sensei23, Zach Bohnenkamp, Ninjagrl & Akimbo

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

2nd Annual Snowmen on Parade in Greenwood-Phinney

The 2nd Annual Snowmen on Parade kicks-off this Friday in conjunction with "Art Up Greenwood-Phinney" monthly artwalk. We had some incredible artists who donated their time for a good cause -- fundraising for the N. Seattle Boys & Girls club located in Greenwood.

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

Kate Protage at Conor Byrne this Saturday

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!

Conor Byrne
5410 Ballard Ave NW.
Seattle, WA

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Making of "I'd Help You"

John takes you through the making of his latest piece entitled "I'd Help You" created for the exhibit "Urban Constructions" at ArtsWest in West Seattle in February.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Osgood Custom Design Tee Available tonight at Deli in Pioneer Square

Yesterday, I was in my Cultural Communications class (since I'm still trapped in high school and all) and we were discussing "nonverbal communication". My professor brought up the topic of clothing, asking which ones of us woke up in the morning and thought "How do I want to dress? What do I want my clothing to communicate?" Nobody raised their hand...except me. But really, it's no suprise considering they all wake up and change from their pajamas to sweats and throw on whatever t-shirt they find.

Defiantly, I told the professor that, "Yes, I definitely think about what I want my clothing to portray that day." But really, I guess my classmates' lack of style wouldn't bother me so much depending on which t-shirt they threw on. Some mornings I really couldn't care less and get dressed purposelessly...besides to avoid arrest or public embarassment. I would be more than satisfied if their chosen shirts spoke a message or point of view...much like Deli's new artist series does.

Deli, in Pioneer Square, is launching its line of artist designed t-shirts. Local artists such as Brad Strain, Adrien Miller, Michelle Anderst, and John Osgood have designed clothing that will be unveiled tonight at the Deli Clothing store. Located at 87 Yesler Way, this hybrid clothing boutique-art gallery is holding a kick-off event from 5:30 to 9:30 tonight, November 5th.

There are a few special things about John's shirt design. He says this design is one he drew in Alaska while visiting family...which I guess is special. But what's really special is that, I want this shirt! And I'm the kind of person who tries my hardest not to buy "just t-shirts". So if its one that even I want to own, its definitely got to be something great.

Check it out tonight!

87 Yesler Way
5:30 to 9:30 PM
November 5th, 2009

Andy Wong, Intern
Bherd Studios

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Deli Launches Its Online Store to Showcase Tees by Local Artitsts

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

2nd Annual Snowmen on Parade in Greenwood-Phinney

We're still looking for artists who are interested in doing a good deed for the holidays!

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: gallery@bherdstudios.com or by phone: 206-234-8348.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Screen-printing by hand at Bherd Studios

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.

Above are pieces that Kevin "Sensei23" Sullivan, Zachary Bohnenkamp, and Cash donated to the project.

Andy Wong, Intern
Bherd Studios

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"We Built This To Leave" at Vermillion: Fri, Nov 6

You are invited to attend the opening reception for the exhibition "We Built This To Leave" by Sharon Arnold, Ryan Molenkamp and Trevor Johnson at Vermillion gallery.

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
Tue-Sun 4pm-10pm/close

Friday, October 16, 2009

Free Art Friday is Back Tonight in Greenwood!

"Left Turn" is going out to the peeps in the greenhood tonight. If you happen to be around we just dropped the FAF piece. Here are a few photo hints to help you find it...

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

Solace, Chris Sheridan & More at Artifakt's Kristos Show: Sat Oct 17th

Continuing its monthly series, Artifakt hosts The Signature Gallery, which showcases the works of local artists Solace, Chris Sheridan & Shirley Benton this Saturday at Kristos.

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!