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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Package from Poland Gallery, Miligram

It's always fun to get an unexpected package in the mail! We don't receive a lot of mail at our studio from Poland (okay, no mail from Poland until recently), so with a little shutter of excitement I opened it up to discover a book and calendar with a selection of Polish contemporary artwork. The package was sent by Miligram which is an online art gallery. They promote Polish artists, graphic artists and photographers. They also organize art events and exhibitions.

One of their latest group exhibitions (and the artwork in the book they sent) is called "Alarm! Warszawa"
After looking at the book and calendar, it really made me want to put together a book of Bherd artists works. Hmmmmmm... add that to my ever growing to do list!

To check out the art work, you can visit their website Miligram

Monday, April 13, 2009

Matamuros & John Osgood Live Painting at Art Up G-P!

Last Friday in the GP was great fun for the Summer Streets/Art Up Greenwood-Phinney event.

Here is a beginning shot of the live paintings that Zach & Kevin of Matamuros and John Osgood of Bherd started...

Their pieces almost done.

to see a great re-cap of the event go to Phinneywood Blog:
Sample of Art Up
Summer Street Draws...

Call to Artists: Penguins on the March

Call for Artists
The Greenwood Collective, a shared creative work and event space is conducting a call for artists throughout the month of April. Artists of all ages and experience levels are welcome.

Artist Submissions
All artist submissions are open through April 30, 2009.
In-person Submissions: April 10th at 6-9pm, The Greenwood Collective, 8537 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Online Submissions: www.zoo.org/penguinsonthemarch
Email Submissions: penguins@urbanlightstudios.com.

Penguin Painting Workshops/Work Parties
Woodland Park Zoo will provide artists, amateurs and professionals alike, with 22-inch fabricated penguins. The Greenwood Collective will manage artist submissions.

Schedule of Events:
Call for Artists April 10 – April 30
Artist details provided May 8
Penguin painting workshops for amateur artists (free) Month of May
Penguin art completed May 31
Launch event at Seattle Space Needle Early June

Neighborhood Migration
Greenwood-Phinney, Ballard & Fremont Month of June

Penguins on the March Auctions
Woodland Park Zoo Jungle Party (invite only) July 10
The Greenwood Collective (open to public) July 10

For questions, please email: penguins@urbanlightstudios.com

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bherd Gallery April Show Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of what we're showing tonight...

Here's a piece by dear earthling:

A couple pieces by Brad Strain:

A trio of pieces from Lance Lobuzzetta:

Hope to see you all tonight from 6-9pm. If not, the show runs through May 1st.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Carkeek Park Outdoor Art Exhibit: Heaven and Earth

In collaboration with the Carkeek Park Advisory Council and the Seattle Parks and Recreation, CoCA will present an exhibition of temporary, outdoor sculptural installations in Carkeek Park organized around the theme of “Heaven and Earth,” from June 26 - August 10, 2009.

The sponsors are seeking interpretations of art and nature in a world of change.

Our parks are implicitly havens (“heavens”) where we go to relax, recreate, and, in Carkeek's case especially, walk through the woods. Carkeek is widely considered one of Seattle's premier urban forests...Sunset Magazine recently named it #3 among America's top 10 urban parks.

The artwork should be constructed of primarily natural materials and be designed to have minimal impact on the park -- either decomposing organically, leaving “no trace” -- or, when removed at the end of the display period, leaving the park in essentially the same condition it was prior to installation. Please consider that park visitors include families and children. They are open to two dimensional, three dimensional, and multi-media works. Deadline is April 15, 2009. For more info visit their "Call for Art Page" there's still a few days left to submit a proposal.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Greenwood Collective's "Brand Vibes" Grand Opening featuring Ben Tour & Jay Howell exhibit

GRAND OPENING: Friday, April 10th from 6-9pm at "Brand Vibes"

Our new neighbor in the Underground at the Greenwood Collective, Clayton McCune, has had his work cut out for himself lately. Besides spending the majority of his days being an outstanding and model citizen, he has been hard at work getting his studio up and running. If you have been to the Greenwood Collective for an artwalk evening, you know that what we provide is an eclectic group of talented people ready, willing, and able to show the fruits of their labor, as well as, other talented artists work. Clayton's studio will be offering you a cozy living room atmosphere, where you will be able to see the clothing lines that he represents. On top of that he has an amazing line up of artists he is showcasing for his Grand Opening. A couple artist to mention are Ben Tour and Jay Howell. Both accomplished artist who seem to have a their hands in a little bit of everyting.

To top off the celebration, Clayton has a group of musical artists that will be performing upstairs during the 2nd Fri. artwalk as well. Lions & Eagles, Shenandoah Davis, and Kelli Schaeffer will all be working together in a musical mix to set the mood for the night.

I will see you there! April 10th 6-9pm Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Vancouver Project - traveling exhibit comes to Greenwood

I was recently putting the line-up together for the Art Up Greenwood-Phinney art walk happening next Friday, April 10th from 6-9pm. I ran across an interesting submission that enticed me to do a little more digging. The line-up includes Pacific Northwest-based artists Christen Mattix, Scott Kolbo, Scott Erickson, Matthew Whitney, Jeremy Mangan and Jen Grabarczyk. These artists created the collection during a two week art residency at Regent College in Vancouver, BC.

The Vancouver Project contemplates the beautiful, grotesque and sublime in this visual art exhibition which will be on display at the Green Bean Coffeehouse in Greenwood.

For a bit of history on the exhibit, visit The Vancouver Project blog.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bridge[d] Artwork: hanging outside

Here are two pictures of a couple of pieces that I did for the grand opening of Johnson Architecture's & Footprint Developments new urban sustainable homes. The location is in the Fremont/Wallingford area. (If you were heading North from Queen Anne on Aurora, you go over the bridge, and take your first exit, the homes are on you right hand side. And that is where you will be able to see the artwork.) I only had about a month to work on four pieces. The two biggest pieces are 16' x 4', another one is 4' x 8', and the smallest one is 4' x 4'. This was a fun project and a very consuming one. Trying to complete these paintings in a small amount of time, and in a limited area, was a challenging feat to complete. But I was able to complete just in the nick of time.

I am really happy that was able to get a weather protecting clear coat on all of the paintings. If you haven't noticed, the weather is nasty out there right now. If you are into looking at artwork, both 2D and 3D, and you like looking at new homes, I definitely recommend going to the open house that they are putting on that is in conjunction with the Fremont First Friday Art Walk (Friday, April 3rd). http://bridgedart.blogspot.com/

Paris Toasting Graffiti Artists with "Tag" Exhibition

Arts Brief from the NY Times:
It’s not quite the same as having one of your paintings in the Louvre, but a French exhibition, above, is enhancing the international recognition of graffiti artists. Among those honored in the show, called “Tag,” at the Grand Palais in Paris, are four New York pioneers who have been active since the 1970s: Toxic, Quik, Seen and Rammellzee, the last of whom showed up for an opening event in a Darth Vader-style mask. Read more...

"Grand Palais of Paris Opens Exhibition of Graffiti" from The Times
Spot the paradox: The French state spends tens of millions of euros a year prosecuting and cleaning up after vandals who deface public property with graffiti. Yesterday, in the Grand Palais of Paris, it opened one of the world’s most ambitious exhibitions of . . . graffiti. Read more...

So here is the important question: anyone up for flying over to check it out?