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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Artifakt 3 Year Anniversary at The Robert Daniel Gallery

Friday, September 25th, 2009
Artifakt 3 Year Anniversary at
The Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, WA

"Taking Cover" by John Osgood

Located: 2501 Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA 98402
Cover: $10 all night 21+ w/ID Doors at 8pm


Artifakt continues its monthly showcase at The Robert Daniel Gallery, bridging the gap between fine art and contemporary urban.

Other local artists being shown at this event include:

Chris Sheridan


David Bloomfield, Clone Roc and Luigi

Enjoy the music of Dig Dug, a Northwest artist with a signature nu-skool style. He is joined by Kassette & Flat Black for an electro-indie dance set. Bryan J. Furious and Jesse Bomb are providing an electro opening act.

Hope to see you at Robert Daniel Gallery supporting the art!

For more information:


Posted by Andy Wong, Bherd Gallery Intern

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

John Osgood Urban Art Mural at Neptune Coffee

Here's a finished photo of the mural that John just finished yesterday. This is at Neptune Coffee in Greenwood. Neptune Coffee is not only a fabulous place to grab a delicious cup of coffee, but it also now has an Osgood original!

Don't forget that Neptune Coffee is also one of the 20 consistent participants in the Art Up Greenwood-Phinney monthly Art Walk that happens every 2nd Friday from 6-9pm.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Soapbox + Greenwood Collective Art Walk Recap

It all started out last Tuesday with a sneak preview opening and artist presentation for our Soapbox exhibit. Michelle Anderst is giving an overview of her work on display. We had some great feedback from attendee's of the sneak preview show and plan to do more of these for 2010.

Ryan Molenkamp giving his presentation next to his artwork. This large & beautiful 3 panel piece is part of his San Juan series and is deserving of a permanent spot in a prominent public space. Anyone out there looking for a gorgeous Pacific NW original painting for their lobby?

Soapbox Artists
Back left: Chris Sheridan
Back right: Kellie Talbot
Front left: Kate Protage (Curator of Soapbox)
Front right: Michelle Anderst

2nd Soapbox Opening for the Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk
on Friday, September 11

Mass Rad IS indeed Mass Rad!

Urban Light Studios Gallery
Featuring Nick Beery

Killah B Studios
Art work by Kate Barnett

Killah B Studios
Artwork by Kate Barnett & Owen

Soapbox continues through Friday, October 2nd. Gallery Hours are: Wed - Fri from noon-6pm and by appointment by calling (206) 234-8348. It's not too late to check out the show!

Bherd Studios

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cheryl Molnar is in the House!

Cheryl has flown in for the Artist Preview tonight and we're excited to welcome her to Seattle --so this is a great chance to come out and see her work and talk to her in person while it's gracing our gallery. Our 2nd opening is Friday, Sept 11 from 6-9pm for the monthly art walk and the exhibit is up through Friday, Oct 2.

"Grand Canyon"
24" x 36"
Oil & Paper on Wood Panel

Artist Statement:

Cheryl Molnar
New York

Growing up in suburban Long Island, I watched generic looking neighborhoods instantly grow out of leveled soil, in rows each identical to the next. Clusters of industrial parks and cul-de-sacs spread as far as one’s eye can see. The 1950’s idea that the only good architecture is modern architecture and everything old must make way for the new is a concept that most Long Island suburban neighborhoods were built on. During the race to design new and contemporary structures, architects conceived some “far out” plans for the direction architecture would take, such as Disneyland’s Monsanto House of the future built in 1957. The house was almost entirely synthetic and showcased the most sophisticated technology of the time. Structures such as the Monsanto House of the future as well as the Air Stream mobile home – along with more typical pre-fabricated structures like the suburban ranch home are the subjects in most of my collages. The irony is that these cutting edge structures are now becoming out dated and old themselves.

In my work, the actual material of the collage speaks to the subject of modern architecture. Collage allows me to construct layered landscapes that explore pattern produced by reductive, linear buildings. Transparency is used to describe structure, defining planes of space. Natural wood panel is an important contrast to the geometry created by the paper constructions and the stained straight edge lines cut into it illustrating the fact that theses buildings are products of man’s footprint on nature.

"Oasis" (upper left)
8" x 12"
Oil & Paper on Wood Panel
"Industrial Park" (bottom left)
14" x 10"
Oil & Paper on Wood Panel
"Main Attraction and Concession" (right side)
12" x 12"
Oil & Paper on Wood Panel

Stop by Bherd Studios Gallery this month!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Soapbox Exhibit: Sneak Peek Photos | Preview Show Sept 8th

“Soapbox”: artists speaking their minds through their art
Artist Reception by *RSVP: Tue, Sept 8 from 6-9pm
Art Opening: Fri, Sept 11 from 6-9pm

The art world is full of artists who are searching for technique, style, meaning -- sometimes all of the above. It’s what artists do -- what they are supposed to do. Watching that journey is fascinating. Some artists hit you over the head with the lessons they’ve learned, while others continually search for their voice without success. There’s a lot of meaning without technique, and technique without meaning. Some artists cater to the critics, and some cater to the masses. But on a good day, you’ll find an artist who appeals to both of those groups—someone who has a clear vision, the technique to pull it off and something intriguing to say.

This is what “Soapbox” is all about…those amazing people who use their art to speak their minds, and present the perfect marriage of function and form in ways that are both subtle and accessible. Artists include Michelle Anderst, Jenny E. Balisle, Ryan Molenkamp, Cheryl Molnar, Chris Sheridan and Kellie Talbot.

*The September 8th artist reception will include a presentation on each artist, since this is a special event, we do require an RSVP by emailing: gallery@bherdstudios.com or by calling 206-234-8348.

Soapbox is curated by Seattle contemporary artist Kate Protage, whose work has been exhibited nationally from East Coast to West Coast. Her work is currently represented by La Familia Gallery in Pioneer Square.

Chris Sheridan & Kate Protage were at our gallery until 12:30am last night hanging Soapbox and I took some photos of our progress...

Artwork by Chris Sheridan

Artwork by Ryan Molenkamp (photo pre-hanging)

Artwork by Michelle Anderst

Artwork by Jenny E. Balisle

Artwork by Kellie Talbot (waiting for edges to be dried before hanging)

Artwork by Cheryl Molnar (her work will arrive with her on the plane on Friday, but I didn't want to leave her work out of the sneak peek photos)

Hope to see you out at one of the 2 openings!!