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Monday, March 30, 2009

619 Western: 1st Thursday Art Walk

Our friends at Blank Space Gallery and The Baby Seal Club located in the 619 Western Building in Pioneer Square have some great work on display for April's 1st Thursday Art Walk: April 2, 6-10pm.

At Blank Space Gallery

Considering the Future--New Explorations by iLan Epstein

Please join us for this one night only exhibition! iLan's artwork is heavy with hope, reflecting his concern about the current state of the world. A contemplation of individual choices and how one person's decisions will ultimately affect everyone. The juxtaposition of natural and synthetic materials pleads with the viewer to be more aware of the world around them. An open call for everyone to consider the future.

At The Baby Seal Club
(3rd floor, South side, behind the black door)
Fine works by Kate Protage, Chris Sheridan and Ryan Molenkamp. Also Michelle Anderst will be showing in the common area in April. She is an excellent artist who mixes elagence in patterned and quaint still life with creepy bone imagery.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Design the Modern Board--Design Within Reach Belltown: Tonight, March 27th!

Tonight! Friday, March 27, 6-9pm
Design the Modern Board--Design Within Reach Belltown
sponsored by K2 Snowboards.com and benefiting SOS Outreach.org

Graphic designers (including Blank Space!) have submitted their graphics for the 2009 Modern Snow Board competition, Now it's your turn to decide which design is best. Submissions will be on display in the Seattle DWR Studio on March 27 and will be judged by attendees. Food and beverages will be served, and a local DJ will play.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Jeremy Fish Time Lapse

Here is a time lapse video of San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish. Mr. Fish is one of my favorite artists and right now if you are in, or going to, San Francisco before the 26th of April, you should go and see his work at...

Fecal Face Dot Gallery
66 Gough St. @Market - map
Thurs & Fri (4-8pm) Sat & Sun (12-6pm)

Artifakt Signature Gallery Reception: March 27th + New Blog

If you missed the Signature Gallery Reception at Sole Repair last weekend, or if you would like another opportunity to view the selections, the artwork from the Signature Gallery is now on display at Revyve Wine Bar in Belltown.

Revyve is located at 2810 Western Ave, near the intersection of Broad and Western. There will be a small reception for several of the artists this coming Friday. Please feel free to make an appointment with them by emailing: signature@artifaktart.org or stop by the wine bar and inquire about the artwork.

When - Friday, March 27th from 5 to 7 pm
Where - Revyve Wine Bar, 2810 Western
What - Artifakt Signature Gallery reception

Artists Include: Natalie Oswald, Erin Kendig, Anna Zaytseva, Cui Nan, Ryan Molenkamp, Angela Dawn, Leif Holland, Seth Broman, Dear Earthling and Jeremy Prim.


Artifakt's Creative Director Jake Wagoner, along with friend and partner Dave Fellers have founded Feeding The Frenzy (www.feedingthefrenzy.com), Seattle's newest blog and production team.

New music from emerging artists, interviews, and information about the evolving scene will be included in the blog. The first show, held at Lo Fi on Saturday March 28th, features Seattle's own party rappers, Mad Rad, with support from DJ Hanibal of Life Cycle.

Feeding the Frenzy will be hosting events in Portland and Seattle in the coming months, so be on the lookout for this exciting new project.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

John Osgood Selected by Arts Council of Snohomish Co. for Poster Commission

John submitted "Red Bird Branch" as one of his sample works
for the poster contest.

Forgive me for tooting John's horn here, but I'm a proud wife. The Arts Council of Snohomish County recently announced that John was selected for the Fresh Paint Poster commission for this years festival. John will be working with the ACSC to create a custom poster which will be unveiled the beginning of May. The festival takes place August 15 & 16 and featues artists in action. They are still taking applications from artists to participate for 2009.

Click here for more info on the Fresh Paint Festival

To see the announcement click here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Filth-y showing through March 27th...

Above are a couple shots of Lucien Knuteson's work currently hanging in our gallery. If you missed Lucien's interview with Redefine Magazine, you can see it by going here.

Shown above is a quartet of Ryan Hamilton's work.

Aaron Last's trio of photog's above.

If you missed the opening, it's not too late to come by and check out their work up close and personal. Bherd Studios is open Wed - Fri from noon - 6pm and also by appointment by calling (206) 234-8348.

Bherd Studios

Bridge[d]: 1 Motel Remembered / 7 New Homes / 22 Artists

Okay, I was a little premature in my announcement of the "Bridge Motel Redux". I was off by 1 artist. There will be 22 Artists participating in the opening and above is the official flyer announcing the show. You can find more information updated as we get closer to April by visiting: http://bridgedart.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bridge Motel Redux + 21 Seattle Artists in Fremont

"Waiting #2"
Acrylic & Spray on Wood
4' x 16'

Above is a piece that John is working on for the new townhouse project that went up where the old Bridge Motel was. (The photo of the piece is split into four and photoshopped back together due to the size of the entire piece.) If anyone attended the last night before the Bridge Motel was demoed, you'll remember that there was a HUGE art party with multiple artists who created installations and perfomance art throughout the property.

To bring back a flavor of that warm memory and to support & promote local artsts, the new townhouse project has scheduled 21 artists to participate in the opening of their urban sustainable living space. To see the new site and find out more about their sustainable building practices visit: http://johnstonarchitects.com/bridge_way.html

The opening will coincide with Fremont First Friday Art Walk on April 3 and close with the Art Walk on May 1

If you missed the Bridge Motel party, here's a couple links:

Here's a finished piece called "Paper Airplane" by John that will be going up for the new project.

2nd DIY Screen Printing Class at Bherd Studios

Class date:
Sunday, Mar 22nd from 11:30am - 2:30pm.

We had a lot of great feedback from our 1st class of students and wanted to offer another date to those of you who were interested but weren't able to attend.

Learn 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 learn all the techniques you'll need to know in order 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.

Edge program through Artist Trust

Any serious artist who feels that they could use some help with putting together their portfolio, learning what art galleries look for when looking at your portfolio, learning how to apply for grants, pricing your work, etc. should apply to be a part of this program. John & I can't say enough good things about the Artist Trust. They are a wonderful resource for artists and the Edge program is a great opportunity for artists to polish up their presentations.

John went through this program last year and felt that it really helped him focus on the professional aspects of being an artist. If you want to get your artwork out into the galleries or get a grant, you have to do more than put out great work and the Edge program will help you do that.

For more information on applying, visit: http://www.artisttrust.org/services/edge/participate

Deadline is May 1st, 2009.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Update

So it has been a while since I have put together an update to let everyone know what has been going on. I haven't done this because both Michele and I have been busy as sin with a plethora of things. First off we got married about three weeks ago. Right after that instead of relaxing and taking some time off we decided to see how busy we could keep ourselves. We had our photography show to get ready for, we started our silk screening classes, and we had a few tutorails ( silk screening & graffiti ) for a couple of different high schools. On top of that we were doing thank you cards, art work needed to be created, and our cat told us she needed to be loved a little more than she what she was getting.

I recently found this gem over by A&C Art Supply in the U. District. It is right off I-5 on 45th going east. (Take you first right and then it's on you right after the parking lot.

This is a shot of where I am showing some artwork until June. The place is called Imigri Marketing. They are an all in one studio that includs sound proof booth for audio tracks, large rooms with sikes, rooms for meetings, and pretty much what ever you need for your market adventures. They are on Dexter, which is the east side of Aurora, parallel to the EMP, down by the Science Center.

Every once in awhile I like to show people what my work station looks like. As you can see that I have all of the bare essentials for my line of work. You've got drawers full of paint, jars of paint brushes, something to mix paint in, a little bit of spray paint, and a tall boy of Rainier

The next few shots are of my newest creations. I call this one "Native".

This is a picture of a box that I received from the USPS. It contained 5 framed pictures that were going up for our photography show. Luckily nothing was broke on the inside. But if you ever want something that is breakable to to be sent across the country and you don't really care if it gets there in one piece...

This is Aaron Last. He is a photgrapher, a Rainier consumer, and an all around sharp individual.

This was the band that rocked the house the other night. The Seth Paul Band.


..And kisses

Friday, March 13, 2009

Seattle Art Events + Art Walks This Weekend!

There are some great events this weekend that are each a part of a neighborhood art walk. Tonight you have two great choices: Art Up Greenwood-Phinney & the Belltown Art Walks.

"Filthy" at Bherd Studios is part of the Greenwood-Phinney monthly artwalk. Along with Bherd Studios, Urban Light Studios and Schwager Design inside the Greenwood Collective are all featuring photographers who are exploring the multi-faceted definition of the theme filthy. Friday, March 13th from 6-9pm.

"Technical Difficulties" at Halogen (formerly Suite 100) is part of the Belltown monthly artwalk. They are located next to Roq La Rue. Technical Difficulties features a good number of artists from California. This show revolves around artists’ takes of robots, technicalities, cyborgs, and more. Friday, March 13th from 6-10pm.

Saturday night, March 14th is the Georgetown Art Attack monthly art walk. And one of our favorite Seattle artists is celebrating his 21st birthday with an art show at The Stables.

We hope this gives you plenty of opportunities to explore the Seattle art scene and look forward to see you out there at one of these events!!

Bherd Studios

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Art Up G-P: Seattle Summer Streets

Art Up Greenwood-Phinney Summer Streets Party
Friday, April 10th

Walk. Bike. Shop. Play. Breathe

Friday, April 10 is a party - a twenty-two block long street party in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood! For three hours from 6 to 9 p.m., Greenwood Avenue N is being opened up from N 65th to N 87th Street* so that pedestrians and bicyclists can come out to play and explore local businesses. This event builds on the Chamber’s successful monthly art walk Art Up Greenwood-Phinney. It offers residents a cheap way to do family activities and reconnect with neighbors.

It is also a chance for businesses to showcase products, or services. So bring your own interests to the street—play music, dance, ride bikes, or do art—let your imagination run wild. For more information visit: www.SeattleCAN.org/SummerStreets. To share creative ideas, or sign up to volunteer visit: my.greatcity.org and look for our event page. For more detailed information about the Greenwood-Phinney event, visit our website at: http://www.greenwood-phinney.com/events/greenwood-phinney-chamber-art-up-open-up-summer-streets-party

* N 85th and N 80th streets will remain open to east-west traffic.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Filthy": 3 Gallery Show at Greenwood Collective

Three galleries inside the Greenwood Collective are featuring contemporary photographers exploring the definition of filthy. The opening reception is part of Art Up Greenwood-Phinney new monthly artwalk (every 2nd Friday).

Friday, March 13 from 6-9pm.

Bherd Studios Gallery
Urban Light Studios
Schwager Design
(All 3 located in the "Underground" of the Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103