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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

1st Thursday: Deli Gallery + Bumbershoot: Pecha Kucha, Portrait Challenge & Street Biennale

The beginning of September is chock full of visual delights! We hope you'll make this a stop on your 1st Thursday artwalk schedule...

Zach Bohnenkamp & Sensei 23 of Matamuros + John Osgood of Bherd = a DELIcious exhibit of colorful urban art. The three of them are collaborating on a install piece that they will be unveiling for the show. Also, if you haven't been by lately, Deli in Pioneer Square is now a full on art gallery, their clothing store is up on 1st across from the Seattle Art Museum. So be sure to stop by and check out the new layout!

Don't forget, Bumbershoot is not just about the music, make sure to check out these 3 great visual feasts for the eyes!

Pecha Kucha: "Evil Schemes/Evil Deeds"
Audience: literary & visual arts
Area: Leo K Theatre

Pecha Kucha began in 2003 in Tokyo as a way for young designers to network and showcase their work. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," it consists of a simple presentation structure: 20 images x 20 seconds each. Six artists from different disciplines will follow this format centered on the theme "Evil Schemes/Evil Deeds," with the artists talking about each slide as it is displayed. Presenters include painter and independent curator Chris Crites, photographic-based artist and curator Nichole DeMent, figurative oil painter Chris Sheridan, performance artist Ilvs Strauss, multimedia artist and poet Nico Vassilakis, and urban contemporary painter John Osgood.

Portrait Challenge
Curated by Ryan Molenkamp
NW Rooms

One page, one picture of a notable model, six empty boxes and a challenge to draw the model. This is the essence of the Portrait Challenge, started in 2002 by artist and security chief at the Frye Art Museum, Ryan Molenkamp. Bumbershoot attendees will have the opportunity to draw their unique interpretation, realistic rendering, insightful caricatures, or just silly pictures and conceptual musings of the model, or opt to participate as the model and see how other people render their portrait.

Location: NW Rooms

Seattle Street Biennale 2010 is a selection of Seattle's most respected street talent, featuring large site-specific works by Katsu, Aerub, Ego, Angel179, Baldman Watching, and Joey Nix, plus other local artists will contribute smaller pieces, making this an installation that takes viewers on a visual experience that is confusing and beautiful. Reflecting the vast subculture known as street art, the methods employed span from spray paint to wheat paste.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bherd Studios Collaboratorium Project: Now Open!

We've started a new art project at Bherd Studios called The Collaboratorium. We are looking for urban contemporary artists located anywhere in the globe to join the project. We're setting up a match and meet area on Facebook for artists who are interested in collaborating on works together to encourage meeting new artists and sharing ideas.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last Chance - POW!

Okay all you procrastinators, you've had almost (2) months to come out and see the "Character Development" exhibit and if you didn't stop by, you still have until Friday to check it out. For this weeks installment of POW (Piece of the Week) we are featuring a perfect trio of pieces by Canadian artist, Chris Brett.

"Lie, Cheat & Steal" by Chris Brett
14" x 11" (set of 3)
Mixed Media on Wood

Our gallery is open Wed - Fri from noon-6pm. Stop by and check out the show before it's gone. Plus we got some goods from Scion to hand out, flip flops, athletic socks and cd's (no purchase necessary to get some).

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Osgood-Ashby Collab: POW!

For our Piece of the Week installment, we are featuring a collaboration between John Osgood and CASH which is currently showing at the Twilight Artist Collective in West Seattle.

"Snails" by CASH & John Osgood
10" x 10"
Acrylic & Aerosol on Canvas

About the "John y CASH" Exhibit:
Two of Twilight’s favorite urban contemporary artists, John Osgood and CASH (aka Curtis Ashby) unite for this two-man collaboration.Osgood’s collection of colorful & odd characters are inspired by life and the uncomfortable, forlorn and many times humorous circumstances that happen within it. Cash’s paintings reflect the textures of the city as well as the colors and spontaneity found in nature. For this show, John & Cash, will bring their individual styles to create artworks which intermingle their unique imagery.

The exhibit continues through Monday, September 6th.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Greenwood-Phinney Summer Streets + Art Up Photo Recap

Last Friday, August 13th the streets were opened up to pedestrians and all kinds of activities including live painting.

7 artists + 3 large panels (double-sided) + 3 hours to create = a collaborative cornacopia of color!

Artists involved: Augie Pagan, CASH, Tessa Hulls, Solace, John Osgood and Sensei23 & Zach Bohnenkamp of Matamuros.

Augie Pagan

Solace at work

Augie Pagan in progress

Zach B & Sensei23 of Matamuros



John Osgood & Tessa Hulls

Zach Bohnenkamp

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Live Mural Painting for Summer Streets this Fri. Aug 13th from 6-9pm

Summer Streets is back in conjunction with the Art Up monthly artwalk and this year we have even more artists out on the streets doing live mural painting. Featured artists include: Augie Pagan, Mat Savage, PaperMarbleS, CASH, Tessa Hulls, John Osgood and Sensei23 & Zach Bohnenkamp of Matamuros.

Stop by and check out their progress during this 3 hour live event and stop into The Greenwood Collective and see:

In the Main Sp@ce of Urban Light Studios:
"Wildlife Watch" featuring work by Barbara Fugate. Barbara's paintings and drawings explore our interconnectedness with nature, wildlife and all animals.

In Urban Light Studios Gallery:
"Venus Unveiled" featuring a cast of six female artists unveiling the subtlety, softness and substance of strength.

In Bherd Studios Gallery:
"Character Development" encore opening featuring the works of Augie Pagan, Chris Brett, Nose Go & Wilky.

In Palermo Gallery:
Work by Yvonne Palermo and guest artist Larkin Surreal.

In the Band Vibes Gallery:
Urban contemporary rotating artwork.

We look forward to seeing everyone out this Friday!!

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

Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri from noon - 6pm and by appointment.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Free Art Friday Is Finally Back at Bherd Studios!

Tomorrow we're bringing FAF back to Bherd Studios. If you missed out on our last installments, what we do is give away free art. Yes, you heard correctly FREE ART. Stop by our gallery on Friday, Aug 6th from noon - 6pm and receive a free limited edition, signed & numbered John Osgood / CASH collab print. These prints were screen printed by hand by the artists. Please note this is only while supplies last (there are 17 of them). Follow us on twitter ( www.twitter.com/bherdstudios ) to find out the progress of the giveaway.

John Osgood & CASH are doing this to promote their collaborative exhibition called "John y CASH" that will take place on Thursday, August 12th from 6-9pm at the Twilight Artists Collective in West Seattle.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wilky Piece O' the Week

"Mermaid Power" by Wilky
8” x 10”
Acrylic on Canvas

"Mermaid Power" is currently on display in our gallery as part of our "Character Development" exhibit showing through August 27. There will be an encore opening for this show on Friday, August 13th in conjunction with the monthly art walk and Summer Street fest where the streets will be open to pedestrian traffic and lots of lively fun events, including 7 artists mural painting in front of our building from 6-9pm.

About the Artist:

Seattle, WA

Sean Wilkinson (Wilky) is a long time Seattle resident and multi media creative artist. He has an extensive background in illustration and currently heads the creative team at Funko, a local toy company where he has spent the last ten years designing toys and bobble-heads.

Recently he has been excited about opening Tasty, a retail gallery/store on Greenwood avenue in Seattle, with his wife Sheri. This new venture has become his latest creative outlet. Sean also really enjoys cereal.

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

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