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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Screen-Printing Classes at Bherd Studios is Back: Sat, Aug 7th from 11am - 2pm

Back by popular demand, we're hosting a Do-It-Yourself Screen-Printing class in our gallery.

Saturday, August 7th from 11:30am – 2pm

Bherd Studios Gallery at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N | Suite 1, Seattle WA 98103

$30 per person

We will teach you the basics of Do-It-Yourself screen printing, including how to create a successful image, screen prep, screen exposure, and proper techniques on transferring your image onto a t-shirt. By the end of this class you will have all the information you'll need to screen-print from your home. The class fee is $30 per person and if you'd like to buy a blank shirt, we have adult sizes in men's and women's for $5 extra. The maximum number of people per session is 8, so sign up now to save your spot!

If you'd like to sign up, email us at gallery@bherdstudios.com to make a reservation – you’ll be sent a link to paypal to reserve your spot –or- we can make other payment arrangements if you call us (206) 234-8348.

If this class date doesn't work for you, we will be looking at putting together another class in September. Also, the minimum class size is 6 and max is 8, so if you have a group that is interested in making this into an event, we can plan a date together tailored to your group (pricing is the same).


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nose Go, Philidelphia Artist at Bherd Gallery: POW!

"LOLA" by Nose Go
4" Round
Mixed Media on Wood

Nose Go is currently showing at Bherd Studios Gallery for the "Character Development" exhibit on display through Friday, August 27th. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, however, this is his first time in Seattle. He's developed his own unique style with a whimsical and humorous flair. We've chosen "LOLA" as our POW (piece of the week) feature because it's a must-have for your small piece collection, with the vibrant color patterns and ridiculous dali-esque mustachioed dog. You can even buy this online!

About the Artist:

Nose Go
Philadelphia, PA

Nose Go is a Philadelphia-based artist with a passion for illustration and media arts. He mixes fine art with a contemporary style to deliver highly energetic work. His designs feature an assemblage of patterns, vibrant colors and characters derived from his imagination and his surrounding environment. Nose holds a B.F.A. in Film and Digital Video from the University of the Arts. Nose also studied illustration at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Fleisher Art Memorial, and The University of the Arts. His work has been published in several books, magazines, newspapers and documentaries. He currently directs McJAWN, an online arts and culture magazine of which is the co-founder, along with Wen Vo.

Bherd Studios
at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103

Friday, July 16, 2010

Character Development Exhibit Opening at Bherd Gallery

I can't believe it's already been a week since our Character Development artist opening last Friday! The show features Seattle artists Augie Pagan & Wilky, Canadian artist Chris Brett and Philidelphia artist Nose Go. This exhibit is based around the artists influences of cartoon, comic and video game culture. Through their influences, they have created their own unique characters that have their own stories. Save the date for the Encore Opening on Friday, August 13th during our neighborhood Summer Streets Fest with live mural painting outside our building at The Greenwood Collective.

The Sullivans stopped by to say hello!
(Jessica, Sensei23 & John Osgood from left to right)

So did the ladies of Twilight Artist Collective - except for Erin who had to work :-(
(from left to right: Mary, Cheryl & Allison)

Here's some show opening photos...

Here's a few photos sans people...

Artwork by Chris Brett, Nose and Augie Pagan from left to right

Hellga Series by Wilky

Ammo box by Augie Pagan & paintings by Chris Brett

Bherd Studios Gallery
at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103

Open Wed - Fri from 12-6pm
and by appointment by calling 206-234-8348.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

POW with Chris Brett: Canadian Urban Contemporary Artist

“Don’t Hate” by Chris Brett
19” x 15”
Mixed Media on Masonite (framed)


For our weekly installment of POW (Piece of the Week) we chose recently transplanted artist (from Toronto to Vancouver BC) Chris Brett. Brett's work is currently hanging at Bherd Studios for the "Character Development" exhibit showing through Fri, August 27th. His work has an old school cartoon style feel mixed with an urban contemporary flair. He's a talented up and comer who has been exhibited on both coasts of the US and multiple venues in Toronto, Canada. Don't miss out on your chance to see his work in person!

About the Artist:

Chris Brett is a mixed media artist from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Born and raised in Calgary, Chris grew up pulling influence from the fairgrounds of the Stampede, the train yards of rural Alberta, and the cure from boredom that Mad & Cracked Magazine provided. Chris has taken his interest in graffiti, cartoons & children's books, and placed it all in the artistic blender creating a hybrid of styles. His works tend to focus on themes of Love, Lust, Man vs. Nature, Manic joy & Heartbreak. Chris’ work has a slightly goofy and jaded sense of humor; a laugh to keep from crying sense of mania in rich color and dark tones. A reaction to the good & bad things that life can sometimes hand you...

Bherd Studios Gallery
at The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103

Open: Wed - Fri from 12-6pm and by appointment.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Augie Pagan Ammo Boxes: Lock & Loaded!

Seattle artist, Augie Pagan currently has a selection of ammo boxes on exhibit for the "Character Development" show that opened on Friday in our gallery. Two out of the six boxes have already been spoken for, so you're going to want to get them while you can!

"Hell Demon" by Augie Pagan
11" x 10" x 6.5"
Acrylic on Artillary Box

"Snake Man" by Augie Pagan
10" x 7" x 4"
Acrylic on Artillary Box

About the Artist:

Hailing from the California Bay Area, Augie Pagan moved to Seattle to attend art school with the hopes of becoming an illustrator and/or comic book artist. Fate had another plan however, and Augie soon found himself working in the world of video games. After many years of creating art for various video game companies, Augie decided to test the shark filled waters of a freelance artist. Since then, Augie has been self employed as a freelancer, and has been slowly making his way into the alternative art scene by pursing gallery work. His art has been displayed in group shows locally as well as LA, SF, and NY. Augie also hates the term "alternative art" and can't stand writing about himself in the third person.

"Son of Death Pilot" by Augie Pagan
12" x 8.5" x 7"
Acrylic on Artillary Box

"Ammo Skull" by Augie Pagan
10" x 7" x 4"
Acrylic on Artillary Box

The boxes are on display through Friday, August 27th at Bherd Studios. For those in the local area, the gallery hours are Wed - Fri from 12pm-6pm and by appointment by calling 206-234-8348.

Bherd Studios Gallery
inside The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Seattle, WA 98103

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Twilight Artist Collective Sneak Peek: Opening Thur, July 8

Here is a sneak peek for the show Twilight Artist Collective is putting on tomorrow night. The artists that are in the show are the participants from the W3AVE Project. W3AVE was the show that was put on by S3A at the Henry Art Gallery in April this year. You will see works by Ego, Mat Savage, PaperMarbleS, Sensei23, Zach Bohnenkamp, Augie Pagan, Solace, Ninjagrl, Dear Earthling and more.

Some pieces by Mat Savage...

Peek of piece by Ego...

Peek of piece by PaperMarbleS...

Come out to the opening tomorrow for W. Sea Art Walk from 6-9pm:

Twilight Artist Collective
4306 SW Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98116

Monday, July 5, 2010

Osgood-Solace Collab POW

"Solace Breasted Blue Bird"
by John Osgood (with collab elements by Solace)
18" x 24"
acrylic & aerosol on canvas

This piece was started at the May Art Up Greenwood artwalk. John enjoys goading fellow artists into painting with him in his studio and during this time, Solace was a good sport and added in his trademark "Wanderer" character. After a month of working over the piece, John pulled out this colorful and unusual bird which he named after Solace. This piece is currently at Bherd Studios and can be seen at the upcoming July artwalk on Fri, July 9th from 6-9pm.

For more of John's work, check out his website at: www.johnosgood.com