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Friday, April 22, 2011

Justin Kane Elder at Timesinfinity Gallery + New Mural at EVO

"Self Portrait" by Justin Kane Elder

New work from Seattle artist, Justin Kane Elder
@The Timesinfinity Gallery at EVO
May 6 – June 1, 2011

Stop by EVO & the Timesinfinity Gallery to peep Justin Kane Elder's new work & and brand new mural. Artist reception will be held on May 6th from 6pm to 9pm during the Fremont Arts Walk. The Timesinfinity Gallery holds the first installment of the mANIMAL trilogy. mANIMAL is a new series of work that explores the ‘outlandish’ characters among the human race and in the wild. Justin Kane Elder’s current style emphasizes colorful layers of geometric shapes, which are chosen to highlight each subject’s character. He is also interested in exploring art at large scales.

The largest of his work, a Patagonia-sponsored mural, is currently on Evo’s West wall. The show is on display through June 1st, 2011. It will showcase Elder’s layered geometric portraits. The artist is having a reception on May 6th from 6pm to 9pm during the Fremont Arts Walk. Justin Kane Elder was born in Everett, Washington in 1978 and graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2002. His work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions around Seattle and also has a new installation featured in the 25th Anniversary International Childrens Festival this May.

Timesinfinity Gallery @ EVO
122 NW 36th St
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 973-4470

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kate Protage Selected as 1 of 6 finalists for City Arts Best of Art Walk Awards

City Arts has selected the 6 finalists for the Spring Art Walk Awards celebration. The artists have a chance to win $1000 and a spotlight in City Arts.

They are:
Kate Protage, Phinneywood, Bherd Studios
Sarah Loertscher, West Seattle, Click!
Carla G, West Seattle, Carmilia's
Greg Boudreau, Capitol Hill, Ghost Gallery
Jesse Higman, Capitol Hill, Vermillion
Karen Hackenberg, Capitol Hill, Vermillion

Here's a link to a slideshow of the winners.

Kate Protages' piece entitled "Exhibit A" was in our March "Book Club" exhibit at Bherd Studios Gallery. So not only is she representing her work, but also the honor of our name & our neighborhood ;-) So please come out for the celebration, vote for her & make sure her piece wins.

Kate will be back in our gallery in May for "SubUrban" along with Kellie Talbot and another selected finalist on the Art Walk Awards list, Greg Boudreau.

Here are the details on the party...

Art Walk Awards will be held Thursday April 28th at FRED WILDLIFE REFUGE

Full bar, complimentary Blue Moon summer seasonal, DJ Swervewon, visual delights from Dumb Eyes & more. Doors 8pm, 21+, admission is free when you RSVP to promos@cityartsmagazine.com with ART WALK in the subject line.


About the Art Walk Awards: In 2011, four winners will each receive $1,000 and a profile of their artwork in City Arts magazine. Together with our 2011 partners, the Art Walk Consortium, businesses and galleries that participate in neighborhood art walks can nominate a favorite piece of art for each month. Each spring, summer, winter and fall, we narrow dozens of submissions down to six finalists, and then throw a party in their honor (with delicious and free Blue Moon seasonal beers, music, food and more). Anyone attending the event gets to vote for the winner and we'll hand out the award that night.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"The Birds" at Twilight Artist Collective: Art Opening Recap

"Welcome to New Mexico"
by Zachary Bohnenkamp

The artist opening for "The Birds" curated by yours truly (Bherd) at Twilight Artist Collective was a real hoot last Thursday. In case you missed it, we wanted to give you a photo recap and encourage you to stop by TwAC in West Seattle before the show is over.

About "The Birds":
Eleven Seattle urban contemporary artists consider the darker side of birds, inspired loosely on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie “The Birds”. Featuring the works of: Zach Bohnenkamp, CASH, Ego, Mary Enslow, Laura Louise Hines, Tessa Hulls, John Osgood, Sensei23, Chris Sheridan, Erin Staffeld and Joe Vollan.

Most people see birds as fluffy and sweet songsters or a way to market your latest indie craft. However, these artists are examining the more sinister side of our feathered friends. Birds have been used as indicators of human health like the “Canary in the Coal Mine”, as well as, been seen as signs of the impending apocalypse like the recent large die-offs in the US and around the world. Pacific NW Native American’s have immortalized the Raven in stories as the Trickster, who can be mischievous and a bit of a troublemaker. And if you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a dive bombing crow, or a pissed off Canadian Goose, you know they can be quite the nasty interloper. Artist opening, Thursday, April 14th from 6-9pm and showing through May 7th.

Artist reception.

Artwork by Zachary Bohnenkamp.

"Putrid Death from the Skies" (on left) & "Return of Putrid Death"
by Joe Vollan
$150 each or the set for $275

Artwork by Erin Staffeld

Artwork by Sensei 23

Artwork by Laura Louise Hines

Close-up of "Marabou Stork"
by Laura Louise Hines

Artwork by Tessa Hulls

"Alfred and Co."
by Mary Enslow

"I'm Scared" by Ego (on left) $300
"A Shallow Grave" by John Osgood (on right) $365

Artwork by CASH (2 on left)
Artwork by Chris Sheridan (on right)

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday and showed your support! "The Birds" are on exhibit through May 7th and Twilight Artist Collective is located in The Junction in West Seattle.

Twilight Artist Collective
4306 SW Alaska St.
Seattle, WA 98116
p 206.933.2444
M - F 11 - 7, Sat 10 - 6, Sun 10 - 5
(Located across the street from Key Bank, between Edie's Shoes and Easy Street Records.)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Opening night of "Monsters & Aliens" curated by Zinn: April 8 from 6-10pm

"Support Group" by Justin Hillgrove

We're excited to present our "Monsters & Aliens" show which features 4 Seattle urban contemporary artists: Kevin Gosselin, Justin Hillgrove, John Osgood & Solace. Curated by Seattle's youngest curator and art afficianado, 7-year old Zinn Bellevie.

Zinn has been reeling in some press as of late and to hear & read his latest interviews and story about how the show came together, please visit:

KIRO Radio 97.3fm

North Seattle Herald

Come out and meet Zinn tonight and see all the monsters and aliens you can handle!

Exhibit continues through Friday, May 6th.
Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri from noon-6pm and by request.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bherd Gallery at 1st Thursday Artwalk: April 7 starting at 5pm

We're bringing Bherd on the road this month for 1st Thursday. First, stop by and see us at the Alexis Hotel for our "Meet the Artist" series from 5-6:30pm. Siolo Thompson will be painting live during the hotels wine reception. Alexis is also a great starting place for the art walk, as they are a short walk away from where we will be next... at 619 Western, 3rd floor!

About the Artist:
Siolo Thompson is a visual artist currently living in Seattle, WA. She is interested in exploring through image the human need for narrative and our relationship to our own histories and the stories of other lives. In her paintings Siolo imbues animals and robots with totemic powers and she attempts to bring a sense of history to all of her subjects. When not working she enjoys reading, watching animation, cooking and interacting with the strange, beautiful, broken things and people that fill her world.

Thompson's work has been published in Paraphilia Magazine, Foliate Oak literary journal, and Pank Magazine. Her work has also been used as cover art for "Cut Through The Bone" short story anthology by Ethel Rohan, in addition to, "Suspended Heart" short story anthology by Heather Fowler. Thompson also works with animation and had one of her pieces featured in the International Festival of Cinema where she received 2nd place for Best Music Video in 2010.

For more of her work, please visit: www.siolothompson.com

On the left & right: "The Fallen" & "Genuine" by Eric Osborne
In the middle: "Dog" by Justin Kane Elder

You're in luck if you missed our "Book Club" show based on the book Good Omens, the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett. We will have a 1-night encore showing at 619 Western on the 3rd Floor in the hallway outside of Kate Protage and Chris Sheridan's studio.

About the Show:
17 Seattle urban contemporary artists provide their visual interpretations of the book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. This darkly humorous cult classic pokes fun at the end times and nearing apocalypse. We found this a particularly timely piece of literature for a 2011 exhibit, with predictions of the end days right around the corner. Featured Seattle artists include: Nick Beery, John Belli, Mike Capp, Cris Cook, Duffy, Justin Kane Elder, Eddy Lee, Matt Lewis, Xavier Lopez, Eric Osborne, John Osgood, Augie Pagan, Kate Protage, Chris Sheridan, Brian Thies, Siolo Thompson and Brian White.

And we would definitely be going here, if we were able to sneak away from 619...

Hope to see you all out on the walk tomorrow!