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Friday, February 27, 2009

Bush School Spraying It at Bherd Studios!

Yesterday afternoon students from the Bush School stopped into Bherd Studios to explore urban contemporary art and have a chance to practice their hand with a paint can. The students are taking a class that covering the 4 elements of hip hop. I wish they had classes like this when I was in school!!

Hard at play...

Some samples of their handiwork...

Friday, February 20, 2009

John Osgood & Cash: Urban Art Collab Final Product

In January I posted some photos of Cash and John working on two collaborative pieces and they are now officially complete.

This was an interesting evolution, as it took a whole new turn compared to the starting painting.

Cash is a Seattle artist and you can keep updated on his upcoming shows by visiting: diamondsandowls.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Matamuros Brewing Up Some Awesome Urban Art in Greenwood

I was excited to find out that Matamuros "a small collective of mural minded individuals concerned with the retaking and remaking of public space" hit Greenwood with a show at the Naked City Brewery for the February monthly artwalk. Matamuros is made up of Seattle urban mural artists, Jill Rothenberger, Zachary Bohnekamp and Kevin “Sensei 23 projux” Sullivan. I didn't have the chance to go see their work at the artwalk due to us having our own show at the time. But later that weekend had the chance to go have a brew and check out their work. If you haven't had the chance to see their work, I would definitely recommend coming out to Greenwood for a look.

I did a little googling and was further happy to see that there is a mural in progress in the yet to open Pillager's Pub!! This photo is a work in progress and was found on their flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/people/matamuros13/

I hope this is a sign to come of Greenwood evolving into an urban art mecca. Okay that may be a little overzealous, but I can dream!

Bherd Studios

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Urban Contemporary Art Call Posting

Fresh is an exhibition that examines the latest trends in the urban contemporary art scene. From graffiti style, to pop art surrealism, to contemporary figurative painting, and lowbrow; all areas of the urban contemporary art scene will be examined and open to all artists, nationally and internationally, working in this genre.

Juror for this exhibition is acclaimed artist, Clark V. Fox. Mr. Fox is known for founding the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C. and continued its development for 14 years. He has 53 works in the permanent collection of the National Gallery in D.C. He also known for his iconic pop- infused portrait paintings.

This exhibition is open to all artists working in this style from all over the country and the world. Their website for the exhibition opportunity (which you can apply online) is: TorpedoFactory.org

Art Up Greenwood-Phinney: February 13th Art Walk

There are over 25 participating businesses up and down Greenwood Ave N for tomorrow nights monthly art walk. For all the details visit: ArtUpGreenwood-Phinney

Some of the highlights include Cooper the Feline Photography who's gained some infamy around our parts...

Beloved Seattle cat Cooper will present his first ever gallery exhibit opening to the public February 13, 2009 at URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS during the monthly Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk. Cooper’s photographs have led to international fame from Animal Planet and BBC Radio to Seattle Weekly and the front page of the Seattle P-I. With a fan base over 500,000 worldwide, his images will be on display for the first time in an exhibition form. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from Cooper’s art show will benefit PAWS, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society. Protecting animals since 1967, PAWS Cat City Seattle is just steps away from URBAN LIGHT STUDIOS on Greenwood Avenue.

Check out this fun article on Cooper.

Art + Wine + A Good Cause
at Lemon Meringue Boutique

They will feature the following artists:

Kristen Imig - www.kristenimig.com
Sophia Kollenborn - www.firelilyaccessories.com

And will also have David LeClaire, Sommelier here to pour some local wines, including his own! Check out his bio and events at www.seattleuncorked.com

February is Dress for Success month, and they are one of many designated drop of spots for donations. They will gladly take in gently used jewelry, handbags, and workplace appropriate clothing - petite to plus sizes, throughout the month of February.

Art + Wine + A Good Cause = A $20, $40, $60 Sale!
1 day Sale includes Jeans, Pants, and Cute Tops!*

They will also be selling raffle tickets for an item to be later named. 15% of proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success!

And of course, you don't want to miss our show at Bherd Studios:
"Sugar & Spice": 5 Seattle Urban Art Divas Spice It Up!!

These ladies bring a diverse selection of work to the gallery ranging from Soule's edgy stencil work to Erin Crawford's use of humor & irony to Ninjagrl's shy sweet character depictions - there is something for everyone to enjoy. Artists: Soule, Ninjagrl, Mary Enslow, Erin Crawford & Cheryl Robinson

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DIY Screen-Printing Class at Bherd Studios

We're excited to announce that we will be having our first screen-printing class at Bherd Studios on Thursday, February 26 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. We are taking the first 8 people to sign up.

We will teach you the basics of DIY screen printing, including how to create a successful image, screen prep, screen exposure, and proper techniques on tranferring your image onto a t-shirt. By the end of this class you will have all the tools you'll need to screen-print from your home. The class fee is $30 per person. If you'd like to sign up, email us at speakandbherd@hotmail.com to make a reservation or call Michele at (206) 234-8348.

If the Feb 26th date does not work for you, but you are interested in getting yourself and 7 other friends together for a fun evening, this is a unique way to celebrate someone's birthday, or any other celebration or team-building event. You can even plan ahead and work with us on a design for your group, so that each of you walks away with a custom designed t-shirt in the end. And if you're over 21 you can BYOB or have us help you plan your food & beverage for the night.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Open Studio Art Tour + Rat City Art Rummage

Open Studio Art Tour at The White Center For The Arts Building
(The Big Skate Rink)
Feb 21st from 5:00-10:00pm
Located at:
9639 16th Ave SW
White Center • Seattle, WA
(Free Street Parking & Parking in the Back of Building)


Rat City Rummage
Saturday, February 28th 10am to 6pm
For a vending application and questions, please send email inquiry to ratcityrummage@hotmail.com
Please state if you need electricity and what type of goods you are selling and how many spaces you would like.Vending is open to handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, non hand made goods such as household items, furniture, clothing, cd’s, bicycles, small electronics, dishware, etc, basically anything you want to sell that you can fit into your 10x10 space.

General information on the event:
$20.- for one 10x10 foot booth space
First come first serve, we have about 70 spaces available so this is a large event!
No entry fee or other “hidden” fee’s. Vendor set up at 8am take down no earlier than 6pm. You or a booth sitter must stay until 6pm, no early take down. Event runs 10am to 6pm. Bring your own displays, plenty of change, tables, chairs, snacks and whatever else you may need for the day. This is an indoor event, which is going to take place in the Skate Rink itself. Wheel chair accessible and bathrooms on premise.

White Center For The Arts Building
(The Big Skate Rink)
Feb 21st from 5:00-10:00pm
Located at:
9639 16th Ave SW
White Center • Seattle, WA
(Free Street Parking & Parking in the Back of Building)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Being Captured—A Celebration of Fashion at Blank Space Gallery in Pioneer Square

First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, February 5th: 6-10pm.
619 Western Building

Being Captured—A Celebration of Fashion by Leo Lam at Blank Space Gallery

Leo embodies the philosophy that commercial and art values are mutually inclusive. His work is poetic and minimalistic in many ways, drawing inspiration from life, romance and current events. He aims to focus on context, rather than superficial beauty, and to inspire his viewer to go beyond the surface and indulge themselves in a world of fantasy. Join us for the opening reception—Thursday February 5th, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm. Being Captured closes on February 26th, 2009.

Leo Lam is an award-winning fashion photographer in Seattle. He has been published worldwide in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, and the United Kingdom.