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Apr 6, 2017

#MakeAmericaCreateAgain 2017 CoCA Member Show

I cut off my head and threw it in the sky, Oil on panel. 20 x 22

CoCA

114 S. Third St
Seattle WA 98104

Members Meeting April $

Opening reception April 6

Apr 22, 2017

The Performance of Place

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I will fall in love exactly about one million times and then I will die, oil on canvas, 56 x 35" $3,900

Performance of Place

Curated by Christen Mattix

Featuring: Francie Allen, Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour, Erica Elan Ciganek, Tiffany
Danielle Elliot
, Maggie Hubbard, Scott Kolbo, Jess Levine, Kelly Lyles, Christen Mattix,
Amber Barney-Nivon, KateVrijmoet, Matthew Whitney

Shoreline City Hall

17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline WA 98133

Mar 2, 2017

First Thursday Artwalk and Postcard Drive!

Bring your postcard to Trump addressed to the white house and I'll mail it (up to the first 100 postcards)

President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Grab a postcard from the stacks of literature in the halls and send the White House a note!

THE IDES OF TRUMP:

On March 14th, I will mail your postcards to Donald Trump as part of the Ides of Trump postcard drive. Grab one from a coffee shop, or use one of your old exhibit postcards and let's go! 

The Ides of Trump: a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.

Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math.
No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.
So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin.
Prepare for March 15th, 2017, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump Postcards are important here! Regular mail must go through content inspections that slow them down, whereas postcards don't have such postal obstacles.
Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump ! Spread the word! Everyone on Earth should let Donnie know how he’s doing. They can’t build a wall high enough to stop the mail.
Then, on March 15th, mail your messages to:
President (for now) Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
It might just be enough to make him crack.

If you are out of the country, it will take longer to arrive. Figure out the timing so it arrives around March 17th!

Oct 13, 2016

Russia Mother Russia

I don't remember, but I know they existed

Group show curated by Chris Crites
The Art Gallery Shoreline City Hall
October 13 - Friday, April 21, 2017.

Participating artists include: Monica Rochester, Tracy Boyd, Jess Bonin, Kate Vrijmoet, Juliet Shen, Kerstin Graudins, Christian French, Janet Galore, Chris Rollins, Rich Lehl, and Chris Crites.
Join us for the Artists Reception Thursday, October 13 from 5 - 7pm.
The Art Gallery at Shoreline City Hall: 17500 Middle Ave. N. Shoreline, WA

I don't remember, but I know it existed

8"               $325
6.75"          $275
5"               $225
4.825"        $175
3.825"        $125
2.125"          $85
1.5"              $65
1.125"          $50
.6875"          $40

Price: Entire set -15% discount: $1125

This new work is influenced by my research, in particular Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's book: Secondhand Time The Last of the Soviets, an Oral History.

Aug 29, 2016

"Transformations" YoungArts 35th Anniversary collaborative film project

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I am pleased to participate in collaboration with Pascal le Boeuf and JeanCarlo Ramirez in this NFAA project for YoungArts:

In honor of YoungArts’ 35th anniversary, we recently put out an open call for alumni to apply for our new “Transformations” film project.

The initiative celebrates the unique, collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of YoungArts by pairing alumni across artistic disciplines to create unique works—documented on film—that capture the transformative power of creativity. The response was overwhelming, and after reviewing more than 125 applications, our esteemed alumni panel which included Zuzanna Szadkowski, Michael McElroy, Jeff Ono and Corinne May Botz, narrowed it down to 15 artists.  
 
These alumni will work together in groups of three to create five short films, from concept to production, that challenge tradition and redefine what it means to be an artist today.  In November 2016, YoungArts will premiere “Transformations” to the public at our headquarters in Miami. Beyond this initial unveiling, we believe in the potential of these films to be screened at fellow institutions, film festivals, digital spaces and in non-traditional venues.

Jul 24, 2016

Snapped Into Fractions: An afternoon of poetry, visual art, and cello

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Snapped Into Fractions:

An afternoon of poetry, visual art, and cello that celebrates the rising voices to destigmatize mental illness.

Sunday, July 24, 3:15-4:45 pm

Beacon Hill Public Library

2821 Beacon Avenue South

Ann Teplick, Jasleena Grewal, Kate Vrijmoet, Jonathan Salman

Jun 4, 2016

PechaKucha at Museum of Northwest Art

Museum of Northwest Art

121 1st St, La Conner, WA 98257

6 pm

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What is PechaKucha? This Japanese word for “chit chat” is also a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total), creating the structure for multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights. These events feature diverse voices responding to a theme using fast-paced and visually lively presentations.
Six artists and writers reflect on the practice, politics and poetics of representation:
Kate Vrijmoet    Nancy Canyon  Ryan Fedderson  Natalie Niblack Raul Sanchez  Chris Vargas   

Feb 28, 2016

Colorida Art Gallery

Nov 5, 2015

#PAPER

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TREASON GALLERY
319 3rd. Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

#PAPER

Opening reception 6-8 pm Thrusday November 5, 2015

Treason Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming ehxibition #PAPER, a group show featuring exclusively prints. #PAPER will be on display for the months of November and December at the gallery. The opening reception will take place on November 5th, 6pm-8pm during the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.#PAPER is an open format group exhibition with the sole unified factor of prints on paper. Each artist will present a single limited edition print run. With a line up of artists representing a variety of different mediums and subject matter, #PAPER will celebrate the complexity of each of these individuals. The show will spotlight the individuality and uniqueness of each artist while simultaneously celebrating the beauty of prints on paper.The roster is a compilation of artists from around the country including Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. The line-up provides a variety of generes, from street art to collage work, painting and graphic design. #PAPER will act as a preview of what to expect in the year to come at Treason Gallery.

Sep 16, 2015

Visual Biographies

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Visual Biographies

The Lakeshore

11448 Rainier Ave. S   South Seattle almost in Renton near Boeing Field,  Seattle 98178
View works of art featuring the wonderful and inspiring lives of the residents at The Lakeshore. Each resident’s  
‘Visual Biography’ is told through the unique and creative interpretations of local artists with whom they were paired. 
Exhibiting Artists: Gail Baker and Beth Greggs, Julia Carpenter and Florita Skov, James Cheng and Leonard Sacharoff, Mary Coss and Mary Cross, Jessica Dodge and Lucy Sato, Maura Donegan and Marian Blakney, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and Katie Tamada, Ethan Jack Harrington and Dick White, Adrienne La Faye and Dorothy Hollingsworth, L. Kelly Lyles and Marilyn Alexander, Paul D. McKee and Pat Sautter, Ruthie V., Gretchen Van Dyke and Joyce Turner, Kate Vrijmoet and Jim & Jeanne Wintz
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INTERWOVEN: JIM & JEANNE WINTZ

A remarkable story of lasting love and connection.

Mixed media on panel, 20 x 30, 2015

“Everyone loves Jim and Jeanne Wintz,” is something I heard over and over again Upon meeting them I quickly ascertained why. Theirs is a remarkable story of a life-long love and astounding connections. And how could one not love a couple whose capacity for love is so deep and encompassing. It spills out onto every friendship they form. In particular, I was struck by the way they fold their arms over one another’s to express affection. In honor of their extraordinary story, a story rich with connections both deep and serendipitous, I’ve created an interactive artwork.

In Interwoven, audience members string a thread from a starting point to all of the commonalities they share with the Wintz’s, forming an every more complex web of interpersonal connections, highlighting the ways we are like each other.

Aug 4, 2015

Artist's Talk: Listening to what you can't see

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Open

Uiversity House, Wallingford

Artist's Talk: Kate Vrijmoet speaks on the water painting series

Tuesday August 4, 2015 7:30 pm

Jul 30, 2015

Gravity Falls

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Sticks & Stones Gallery presents:

Gravity Falls

A group exhibit hosted by Surface Theory

Opening Reception Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

536 1st Avenue South

May 8, 2015

Listening to what you can't see

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And its charms have a punch. And its hunches have arms.
Oil on canvas, 44" x 108" $9,500

Listening to what you can't see
A solo exhibit of the Non-ordinary Reality painting series

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday May 8 from 7-10 pm

Sticks & Stones
5402 22nd Ave Nw,
Seattle, WA 98107
Near the intersection of 22nd Ave NW and Ballard Ave NW

May 7, 2015 thru June 3, 2015

In these paintings water represents the physical manifestation of the aural. Among other things these paintings engage your mirror neurons for sound to facilitate an auditory viewing experience. My goal is that you hear the paintings. Art stimulates you because a “functional link exists between my brain and yours.” When you look at the images of the underwater scenes your brain, your cognitive unconscious stimulates those parts of your brain that tell you what you know to be true about being underwater. 

Water is a metaphor, both for keeping afloat and for a tide of change. The way that water alters gesture, conferring ambiguity and disguise but ultimately revealing all, suggests the necessity of opening our eyes under water, learning to see through moving water. Warren Buffet remarked that when the tide goes out, we find out who has been swimming naked. Amid fear and loss and disorientation, we are signaling wildly; this could be a time for making new connections and building new strengths.

Mar 30, 2015

The Richard Siken Project

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Here, hide inside me
Oil on panel (above: work in process) triptych, 12" x 56"

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11 artists respond to "War of the Foxes" by Richard Siken to raise funds for Copper Canyon Press

THE BOOK 

War of the Foxes tells an artist’s story, asking what it means to be called to make—whether it is a self, love, war, or art—and what it means to answer that call. The opening poem asks an essential question: To supply the world with what?

In the ten years since the publication of Crush, Siken has been exploring this question and many others, pushing paint around on a canvas until he found something worth keeping. As a supporter of this campaign, you will be among the first to read the new poems, the first to see the paint strokes and discover what they can mean.

Your contribution to the success of this campaign will enable Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit independent publisher, to supply the world with more extraordinary books of poetry like War of the Foxes.

Your gift to this campaign will supply the world with more poetry. As Siken says, “The role of independent publishing is to be an open channel. There’s not a lot of money in it and there’s not a lot of money for it, and so the people who are dedicated to it are dedicated to the author, and the reader, and the work. That’s significant. Copper Canyon Press is an independent publisher, and independent publishing needs our help.”

Indeed—as a nonprofit poetry publisher, sales revenue covers only half of the annual publishing expenses at Copper Canyon. That means we rely on the generosity of people like Richard Siken and you; those who believe in poetry’s potency and importance. Your donations enable us to supply the world with extraordinary books like War of the Foxes; reaching our goal will allow us to publish 18-20 books in 2016. 

Please make your donation today, and receive postcards from Richard Siken and the gift of poetry from Copper Canyon Press.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING COPPER CANYON PRESS

All gifts are tax-deductible. 

Feb 25, 2015

A Different Thinking

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Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S | Seattle WA 98118 | 206.760.9843
Hours: Weds-Fri 12 to 8pm, Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm

February 25 - April 5
[above: What you get is to be changed. More and more by each glistening minute. oil on canvas, 80" x 125"]
 

The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human. Jan 7 - Feb 27 Seattle City Hall

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Ann Focke Gallery
Seattle City Hall
600 4th Avenue, Seattle 98104

June Sekiguchi, Ezra Dickinson, Holly Ballard Martz, Kate Vrijmoet, Valaree Cox, Ann Teplick, Lynn Schirmer, John William Keedy, and Quin Breeland

Opening Reception
Fri. Jan. 9, 2015, 4-6 p
Featured speakers: Representative Tina Orwall

Lunch Hour Exhibit Tour Dates

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12-1 p, Double Trouble: Dual Diagnosis of Psychosis and Addiction.  

Installation Artist June Sekiguchi & Mental Health Professional Eli Hastings, MFA, MA co-lead an exhibit tour and talk about the dual diagnosis of Psychosis and Addiction.

Eli Hastings is a father, counselor, author and Seattleite. He rolls with a crazy 4 year old named Pax, an ancient Golden named Kaya and is married to a doctor much smarter than him.  He has published two nonfiction books and many smaller pieces and is now Assistant Director at Pongo Teen Writing and serves clients through Changing Stories Counseling.

Friday, January 23, 2015, 12-1 p, Acts of Recognition
Performance Artist Ezra Dickinson & Mental Health Professional Doane M. Rising M.D. co-lead an exhibit tour.

Dr. Doane Rising started her career in the arts then completed training to become a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst.  Worked in community psychiatry and is now in private practice. Has several family members with major psychiatric disorders which, like so many of us, set her on this particular path in life.

Ezra Dickinson is a multi disciplinary artist who began dancing at the age of four and trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet for twelve years on full scholarship. Ezra regularly practices and is commissioned in performance and choreography, ceramics, visual art, murals and film.

Friday, January 30, 2015, 12-1 p Crooked thoughts
Mixed Media Artist Holly Ballard Martz & Mental Health Professional Gillian Vic co-lead an exhibit tour.

Gillian Vik, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist in private practice on Capitol Hill where she treats individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, trauma, grief and loss, post divorce issues, insomnia, and other life transitions. She currently volunteers for the Clinic Without Walls and the CG Jung Society. She is a Seattle native.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12-1 p Youth in crisis: from homeless to home, finding a way out. 
Mixed Media Artist Valaree Cox & a YouthCare Representative co-lead an exhibit tour.

For 40 years, YouthCare has been a leader in providing effective services to Seattle’s homeless youth. YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes prevention, outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 12-1 p Compassionate companionship: from isolation to connection.
Curator, Painter and Social Practice Artist Kate Vrijmoet & Mental Health Advocate Judy Lightfoot co-lead an exhibit tour and talk about companioning.

Judy Lightfoot writes for Crosscut about how the region's people face challenges in a time of economic stress and diminished expectations. She often draws on her weekly one-on-one coffees with individuals sharing our public spaces who are socially isolated by homelessness or mental illness. Formerly a teacher and professor, she also writes about books, education, and the arts.

Friday, February 20, 2015 12-1 p. Forget Me Knot: Anxiety disorders and caretaker care.
Artist Holly Ballard Martz & Mental Health Professional Tanya Ruckstuhl-Valenti co-lead an exhibit tour.

Tanya Ruckstuhl LICSW is a clinical social worker in private practice in the Seattle area. She specializes in anxiety disorders including PTSD, runs a monthly social skills group for adults with social anxiety disorder, and also works with adult attention deficit disorder. Tanya works with individuals, couples and families.

Friday, February 27, 2015 12-1 p. Dissociative Identity Disorder Demystified.
Artist Lynn Schirmer & Brian Moss, MFT co-lead an exhibit tour and discuss Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Brian Moss, MA, LMFT is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy. Based in Seattle, he consults internationally—working in partnership with clients and their therapists regarding the seldom-discussed aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Poetry and Other Event Dates

"Cuts for Compassion" with Coven Salon
Tue. Feb. 2 at Orien Center for Youth 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Ann Teplick poetry reading, Youths read their poems
Thur, Feb. 5, 2015, 12-1 p

"Voice Up: Writing our grit and silk" Poetry workshop by Ann Teplick
Thur, Feb. 5, 2015, 1-3 p Boards and Commissions room L280

Ann Teplick poetry reading, great poets with mental illness
Fri, Feb. 13, 2015, 12-1 p

Panel Discussion moderated by Sandi Ando. esq
Wed. Feb 18, 2015 4-6 p

Oct 1, 2014

The incredible intensity of just being human

The incredible intensity of just being human
an exhibit to end the stigma of mental illness

October 2014

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Abvove: Last night I dreamt again of thrashing, and you on the far shore, oil on canvas, 45 x 54" 

Highline College
2400 S. 240th St
Des Moines, WA

20 minutes South of Seattle

Library Gallery and exhibit Space
Building 25
4th Floor

A full schedule of events throughout the exhibit

Opening Reception
Tu. Oct. 7, 2014, 12-1:30 p
Library, Building 25, 4th Floor
Food and drinks will be served

Ann Teplick Poetry reading and workshop "Voice Up: Writing our grit and silk" 
Thur, Oct. 16, 2014, 10 a-1 p
Library Building 25, 4th floor
refreshments

Ezra Dickinson performance, "Mother, for you I made this."
Thur, Oct 23, 2014, 1 p. Outside Building 2 Followed by a Q&A
refreshments

Lynn Schirmer Artist's Presentation
"Hollywood Got Us All Wrong: Challenging Common Misperceptions about Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder)" Followed by a Q&A in Building 2
Thurs, Oct. 23, 2014 1:25 p.
Building 2, refreshments

Lynn Schirmer will present a slide show of artworks from her exhibitions entitled DIDiva, and Alternate Dualities, both efforts intended to help bridge gaps in understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Drawing from empirical research and neuro-imaging studies, as well as her own personal experience, she'll review and counter false perceptions of its symptomology and prevalence, and how its etiology in trauma contributes to the controversy over the validity of the diagnosis. Please note: survivors of trauma may wish to bring a support person.


January and February 2015

Ann Focke Gallery
Seattle City Hall
600 4th Avenue, Seattle 98104

June Sekiguchi, Ezra Dickinson, Holly Ballard Martz, Kate Vrijmoet, Valaree Cox, Ann Teplick. With special guests: Lynn Schirmer, John William Keedy, and Quin Breeland

A full schedule of events throughout the exhibit

Opening Reception
Fri. Jan. 9, 2015, 4-6 p
Featured speakers: Representative Tina Orwall

June Sekiguchi & Eli Hastings, MFA, MA co-lead a tour of the exhibit
Tu. Jan 13, 2015, 12-1 p

Ezra Dickinson & Doane M. Rising co-lead a tour.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015, 12-1 p

Holly Ballard Martz & Gillian Vic talk
Fri. Jan 30, 2015, 12-1 p

"Cuts for Compassion" with Coven Salon
Tue. Feb. 2

Ann Teplick poetry reading, Youths read their poems
Thur, Feb. 5, 2015, 12-1 p

"Voice Up: Writing our grit and silk" Poetry workshop by Ann Teplick
Thur, Feb. 5, 2015, 1-3 p Boards and Commissions room L280

Valaree Cox & Jocelyn Enabulele, Ed.D., Director at YoutCare co-lead tour
Tue. Feb. 10, 2015, 12-1 p

Ann Teplick poetry reading, great poets with mental illness
Fri, Feb. 13, 2015, 12-1 p

Panel Discussion moderated by Sandi Ando. esq
Wed. Feb 18, 2015 4-6 p

Kate Vrijmoet & Judy Lightfoot co-lead an exhibit tour
Th, Feb. 19, 2015 12-1 p

Holly Ballard Martz & Tanya Ruckstuhl-Valenti LICSW, MSW co-lead an exhibit tour
Fri, Feb. 20, 12-1 p.

Lynn Schirmer & Brian Moss, MFT co-lead an exhibit tour
"Hollywood Got Us All Wrong: Challenging Common Misperceptions about Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder)"
Fri, Feb. 27, 2015 12-1 p.

Recent Exhibits

Boundaries

Twilight Gallery

4306 SW Alaska Street Seattle,
Washington 98116

(206) 933-2444

August 2014


Poor Impulse Control at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

May 30, 31 and June 1

At the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
305 Harrison St
, Seattle, WA 98109

In Poor Impulse Control Kate Vrijmoet creates a performance-based, audience participation artwork. It will be exhibited May 30, 31, and June 1 2014 at the Seattle Center during the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Participants receive entry into the festival on the day of their volunteer work. Sitters are asked to sit for 90 minute sessions and are welcome to sign up for several sessions. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for logistics. The festival is held at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall located at 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Poor Impulse Control examines boundaries, permission, and access by inviting visitors to surrender their impulse control and behave in ways typically verboten by society.

In Poor Impulse Control, visitors are invited into a space in which the participants await. With their backs to the audience, subjects, who have the kind of hair that’s impossible to resist touching, willingly submit to unseen strangers touching the hair on their head. By granting access to other people’s bodies, Poor Impulse Control is a sensual work of social art that asks questions such as: What are the boundaries? Who has the implied power? And, What are acceptable ways of connecting with others in our society?

While Poor Impulse Control specifically challenges participants to cross real or imagined boundaries, the work itself goes beyond, to actively breach the divide between artist and audience.

 

 

Wide Open 5 at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Curated by MoMA's Paulina Pobocha, assistant curator

Opening reception April 26th at 3 PM

BWAC

April 26-June 1

Door 7 at the Pier gate
499 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Contact: Richard Capuozzo, President
Email : bwacinfo@aol.com

[shown: I've been here all my life, still I'm somewhere else, oil on canvas, 82 x 48, $7,000]

 

South Seattle Community College

Rain curated by Bryan Ohno

Opening reception Monday March 10 12-2PM

Jerry Brockey Student Center
(JMB 109, next to the bookstore)

Februarey 24-March 19
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm (hours are subject to change)
Contact: Akiko Masker, Art Gallery Coordinator
Email : Akiko.Masker@seattlecolleges.edu

 

 

 

Linda Hodges Gallery, with Jacques Chevalier. A selection of my portraiture.

February 6 - March 3

316 First Avenue, Seattle WA 98104

Opening reception Thursday, February 6, 5-8 PM

(Above: Adrienne Kinitting, Latex on paper. 64 x 42" $2,200)

Medicine Ball: Playwrights v Poets

Three shows only!
January 24 & 25

Inscape
815 Seattle Blvd S
, Seattle, Washington 98134

Get Tickets!