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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

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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