Start Spring with the Georgetown Art Attack on March 11

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Join the Georgetown Art Attack for an evening of art and music as we celebrate all the creative endeavors of artists exhibiting and performing in the galleries & studios throughout  Georgetown, featuring adventurous contemporary visual and performing arts and activities. OurFREE Art Ride allows you to add to your experience with our west end studios and galleries such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents Other Russias: Victoria Lomasko‘s Graphic Journalism.  Victoria Lomasko is a fixture at Moscow’s trials and protests, documenting the tumultuous processes that shape today’s Russia. Not content to limit herself to the political life of the country’s capital, Lomasko travels around the country and through the former Soviet republics, exploring the domestic, psychological, and spiritual condition of its diverse marginalized groups. A topical discussion in these turbulent socio-political times. Book launch party and art exhibition. Translated artist talk at 7:00 PM on Saturday, March 11.

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All City Coffee presents recent large-scale figurative oil paintings from local Seattle artist Sullivan Giles. Please join us for the opening reception March 11th, 6-9pm. Sullivan’s artwork will be on display March 2nd-April 30.

 

 

 

 

 

Rainier Glass Studio You’re invited to become part of the glass art experience, browse the gallery of NW artists unique blown glass art and  live demonstrations at 7pm during Art Attack.

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Bridge Productions  This March, Bridge is excited to feature P A T H S, a new series of drawings and sculpture by emerging Seattle artist David Nelson. Combining traditional methods of assemblage, and drawing and painting alongside the use of a programmed plotter machine, Nelson playfully reframes formal aesthetics through his mixed-media constructions. 8 March – 1 April. Opening Reception 11 March 6-9pm. l

 

 

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Krab Jab Studios  exhibit “Angels, Totems, and Revelations”, features the art of Carrie Ann Baade, Liba W Stambollion, and Patrick McGrath Muniz  Fantastical realism can not only be mystical but socially progressive; these visionary painters take on self reflection, whether coinciding with nature, grappling with time, or satirizing our current political state. Vocalist Vox Vespertinus will be performing during Art Attack.

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Eight and Sand  has as a double feature for March, The Haunting of Malum Manor by Megan Wyreweden and Children of the Forest by Rebecka Woodward. Megan will have a selection of small acrylic paintings in a gothic horror style. Rebecca will have a selection of her lush collage works on view.

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  is excited to present local punk band SEMINARS, featuring a neighborhood favorite, Thom Geibel of Smarty Pants fame! Open from noon for your shopping needs, and then the band will take the stage at 7pm for your rock and roll needs. All ages! Fun! Free! Yeah!

 

 

 

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Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center is exhibiting “Animal Spirits”, a series of acrylic paintings by S. Jordan. Hone your knowledge of cocktails and see whimsical paintings of dogs, cats, farm animals and birds when you visit this exhibit. The artist began each painting with a cocktail name or common phrase and used a colorful palette to create a whimsical painting.  10% of proceeds goes to animal rescue orgs. Artists studios will be open for Art Attack, come see our new studio mates , painters, herbalists ,cake makers and much more.

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studio e ‘s show: Urban/Suburban Memories runs March 10th – April 15th with an opening reception on Saturday March 11th, 6-9pm. Featured artists include Stephaine Buer, Jon B. Dove, Ann Duffy, Molly Magai, and Karen Woods. Artists in this group show depict scenes from our daily lives in and around cities. These isolated scenes are connected to feeling of alienation and memories whether a fleeting moment from yesterday’s commute, or a faint and distant image, or a space full of forgotten experiences. These memories relate to the uncanny feeling of being intimately familiar, yet intrinsically different.

Equinox Studios  is a growing arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including dance, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly.

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Georgetown Music is featuring Acoustic Armageddon #33 featuring music by the best regional artists from 6-9 pm. All ages. Free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Georgetown Liquor Company  presents the Art of Krissy Downing, showing from 9 March – 7 May 2017. “I revel in the moments that hover between asleep and awake, when what’s left of dreams is winding its way out the dimly grayed space where our heads lay and just before all the colors bleed from our mystical beings… My work is born from these moments.” – Krissy Downing

 

Romantic 9th Anniversary of Georgetown Art Attack on February 11

You’re invited to come fall in love with art and support the many galleries & studios on the 9th anniversary of the Georgetown Art Attack. Now more than ever, brick and mortar needs people just like you to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Seattle!!! FREE Art Ride is provided, allowing you to experience our west end studios and galleries such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery  and Regina Schilling present Hey Lady #7, a small press publication and exhibition focusing on Sylvia Rivera, the civil rights pioneer who was a crucial voice for people of color, transgender, and low income communities throughout her life.

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All City Coffee‘s “Routine”, new works of Northwest artist and writer Starheadboy aka Dave Bloomfield will continue thru the month of February.

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Rainier Glass Studio is welcoming and collaborating with glass artist Brandon Cupp. You’re invited to become part of the glass art experience, browse the gallery of NW artists unique blown glass art and  live demonstrations at 7pm during Art Attack.

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Bridge Productions  This February, Bridge is pleased to introduce Seattle painter, print-maker, and multimedia artist Sue Danielson PERMEABILITY OF HARDNESS. Danielson’s work describes a critical, devoted attention to an accumulation of tangled line and amassed form, built from layers of paint and mixed media. Oftentimes the work resembles geographical topography data or a city map, thwarting our sense of scale; or a cryptic visual cipher in which we seek to resolve some recognizable object. Danielson’s newest body of work on paper and panel continues her exploration of maplike forms and treatise on memory and mark-making.

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The Machine House Brewery  will be showing New Works from Ross Brashear, a selection of portraits on paper in pastel, ink, and watercolor.

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Krab Jab Studios  exhibit “Angels, Totems & Revelations” features the work of fantastical realists Carrie AnnBaade, Liba W Stambollion and Patrick McGrath Muniz. This wonderful show explores both personal truths and social justice. Artists will be in attendance during Art Attack.

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Eight and Sand  has a dual feature of Maxx Follis and Alexandria Sandlin. Maxx is presenting a body of powerful portraits of people not typically represented in contemporary art, and brings them to life with bright colors and simple geometric backgrounds. Alex is presenting a group of small gouache works depicting moments of grief and mourning in a limited palette.

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  is hosting its 3rd Annual Valentines Schmalentines event: PROM NIGHT! Join us from 7pm – 9pm for prom photos, a live DJ playing the best prom ballads, and of course, awesome shopping! Come dressed in prom garb for a chance to win the title of Trailer Park Mall Royalty and to take home gifts from each shop! Free, all ages!

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Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center is exhibiting “The Struggle is Real”, A  photographic series by Josh Mojica, sponsored by  Inside Out Project. This powerful and raw series of portraits of refugees, documents the struggles and strength of their daily lives in the face of dislocation, fear of death and endangerment. Josh is now on his sixth mission to Greece and points beyond to help families and individuals who are struggling to find home and some sense of place in an in between place known as a refugee camp.

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El Sirenito presents Donal Murphy, an Ireland born graphic artist who will be featuring his work from The Alphabet series. This sci-fi narrative with an environmental slant, imagines forms which temporarily materialize in the air. In his own words, these elaborate characters are “being presented to us by our own environment in an attempt to communicate”.

Illumination Studio  Would you like to see and feel the warmth of color? Come in to Illumination Studio #305, presenting Rostad and Rostad, explores the inner beauty of our neurological system through abstraction and vibrant color and Ferrell explores spatial and color field through abstraction and planes of color. Music by “DJ” Luscious Leopard Lips, who brings background music with a Theremin synthesizer and keyboards.

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studio e  presents CHRONOTOPE, curated by Netra Nei featuring Aleksey Myakishev, Junku Nishimura, Nicholas Dominic Talvola, Przemek Strzelecki, Sasha Veledzimovich, Shannon Richardson, Yulia Kazban, and Zeb Andrews. Chronotope: Black and White Analogue Photography is a collection of photographers whose vision and style embody a time-space experience. Masterful compositions embrace emotional purity, spontaneous energy, and vast potential. The tension captured in each moment is magnetic-the unbreakable stillness of time halted overlaps a defiant space bursting with life- seemingly unready and unwilling to accept its fate as a memory of the past. Opening Reception: February 11th, 2017 6.00-9.00pm

Equinox Studios  is a growing arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including dance, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly.

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Counter Balance Brewing Company‘s exhibit, From Grain to Tap, showcases beer production at Counterbalance Brewery in conjunction with their 2nd Anniversary, as seen through the eyes of Seattle based photographer, Clare McKenzie.

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Georgetown Music is featuring Acoustic Armageddon #32 featuring music by the best regional artists from 6-9 pm. All ages. Free.

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Ring in the New Year with Georgetown Art Attack!

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“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.” – Chief Sealth, Suquamish Tribe and Dkhw’Duw’Absh chief.

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What better way to welcome the New Year than supporting your local artists in Georgetown with many new and long-loved galleries, shops, and studios? We know it’s still winter so if you are walking be sure to hop on the FREE Art Ride to experience our west end studios and galleries such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA. Running every 15 minutes in a full circle so you don’t miss a thing!

HIGHLIGHTS:

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood examines the illustrious career of one of midcentury America’s most influential and accomplished cartoonists opens on January 14. Editor Michael Catron discusses the work at 7:00 PM.

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All City Coffee will be featuring “Routine”, new works of Northwest artist and writer Starheadboy aka Dave Bloomfield. This show represents the idea of being in and out of comfort zones. The last couple of months Dave has  been putting himself into uncomfortable situations on purpose to shock himself out of routine. Growth is in the unknown. The medium of this show is acrylic and collage on canvas and wood.

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Rainier Glass Studio invites you to become part of the glass art experience! Browse their gallery of NW artists unique blown glass art, with  live demonstrations at 7pm during Art Attack.

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Bridge Productions  presents MANY LANDS, Guest Curated by Ben Gannon. OPENING RECEPTION 14 JANUARY. Many Lands is a comprehensive exhibition of over 20 artists in which abstract and abstracted landscapes are situated together to represent the idea of “world building”, a contextual throughline between the speculative media of both contemporary art and science fiction/fantasy genre literature.

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The Alice Gallery  Continuing an annual tradition, The Alice Gallery will exhibit this group showing in a large wunderkammer-style exhibition. Closing reception is January 14 during Georgetown Art Attack.

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Krab Jab Studios  and Mainframe Frame Shop are proud to announce that Mainframe has joined Krab Jab Studio in Suite 150. Mainframe is the recent acquisition of Krab Jab’s Kyle Abernethy, Heather Morrison, and Julie Baroh and specializes in custom framing. Krab Jab will continue to exhibit original works of art, such as StephaniePui-Mun Law‘s Insectica series.

Eight and Sand  is proud to present the artwork of Catherine Lindquist. Catherine created an original work of art every day of 2016. She requested word promts from her social media followers then did a random pull every day. Quite a feat for any artist. These are smaller works mostly ink and watercolor and all will on be on display.

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  is turning into shred town this Art Attack! Join us at 7pm while local, heavy/punk bands PissWand and The Great Goddamn play an outdoor set for all to enjoy. We’ll also throw you the warmth of a fire bin and some killer shopping throughout our 7 unique shops. Mark your calendars! Free, all ages.

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El Sirenito will feature a collection of acrylic paintings by full time teacher, artist and musician A. Mathison. With the recent remission of her oldest daughter’s cancer, her latest work has been focused “on the theme of living in and for each moment, with vibrancy and celebration.” Live music by local faves Michael Wohl and Tobias the Owl from 8:30PM-10:30PM.

Base presents Jordan Spade, Solo Show: 120 Paintings. “You get the feeling that Jordan’s made thousands of paintings to get to this point, and that he has to do it every day. The kind of confidence, complexity and mayhem that exists in each work only results from that level of comfort. The painting themselves however, are quite the opposite of comforting… in the very best way possible.” – Shawn Carney, Senior Art Director at T Magazine. ONE NIGHT ONLY, Saturday January 14th, 2017.  6520 5th Ave S #122.

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studio e  Kitsch, a group show curated by Kelsey Siegert and Emily Burns of Maake Magazine runs thru January and is open for Art Attack, January 14.Kitsch features work in multiple mediums from Caroline Wells Chandler, Kyla Hansen, Caroline Larsen, Karen Lederer, Emily Silver, and Seattle based artist, Paul Komada. In conversation with one another these works elevate and challenge notions of craft, kitsch, and the politics of objecting making in the 21st

Equinox Studios  is a growing arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including dance, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly.

The Georgetown Liquor Company  will feature the art of Braden Duncan (Clockwork Art) for January in a selection of framed giclee prints featuring birds, bees & kittens. Braden is fascinated by the effects of transformative technologies on contemporary society, and she aims to take over the world with the strange and the adorable.

Illumination Studio  Would you like to see and feel the warmth of color? Come in to Illumination Studio #305, presenting Rostad and Ferrell, exploring the inner beauty of our neurological system through abstraction and vibrant color. Ferrell examines spatial and color field through abstraction and planes of color. Music by “DJ” Luscious Leopard Lips, who brings background music with a Theremin synthesizer and keyboards.

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Georgetown Music  is featuring Acoustic Armageddon #31 featuring music by the best regional artists from 6-9 pm. All ages. Free.

 

Festive Holiday Edition of Georgetown Art Attack on December 10!

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Please join the festive Georgetown Art Attack for our holiday tradition of wandering carolers from Choir of the Sound singing their way to the many galleries and studios featuring adventurous contemporary visual and performing arts presentations. Always a family friendly event!

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Walking? Be sure to hop on the FREE Art Ride to experience our west end studios and galleries such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA. Running every 15 minutes in a full circle so you don’t miss a thing!

HIGHLIGHTS:

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents “Comics As Art: 40 Years of Fantagraphics Books” with special guests Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (creators of Love & Rockets), Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Jim Woodring and others, with a musical performance by Simon Hanselmann. Exhibition and book signing will be followed by an anniversary party at the Georgetown Stables.

All City Coffee is exhibiting  John Ohannesian’s : Recent Works. Paintings and ink drawings of the artist’s cartoon world thru December. Original pieces published in The Intruder,  Seattle Weekly and online at The Seattle Star.

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Bridge Productions  presents KAT LARSON, THE GHOST FROM VEGA. Opening reception 10 DECEMBER. Interdisciplinary artist and performer Kat Larson creates hauntingly beautiful video paintings addressing themes of identity, race, and femininity. In Larson’s new series of photographs and video, The Ghost from Vega, she tells the story of a being from another planet who crash lands on Earth and, over time, becomes a ghost with no means to return home. Intrigued by our world, the visitor begins to explore it only to find their strength weakened by the deficit of love and compassion, and begins to slowly fade away. Over time, they become a ghost with no means to return home.  This intimate, tender story serves as a parable to the power of connection, perseverance, and strength of the spirit.

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The Hammie Salon  Holiday Gifts crafted by Local Artisans. Special items for the perfect gift for friends, family or yourself! glassybaby: Hand-blown glass candles and drinkers. 10% of sales from this pop-up will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Silver + Salt: drawing inspiration from nature, Christine’s minimalist designs feature organic lines and raw gemstones. Hapertas & Company : Specializing in modern haberdashery, Jill’s line includes bowties, neckties, and more. Brenda Pederson Photography: Featuring notecards and small-format photographs.

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Oxbow will be featuring Mary Ann Peters recent installation, impossible monument (nothing but the memory), from 3-6 pm on 12/10/16. Mary Ann Peters has been in residence at Oxbow for the last two months. Stop by the gallery for a snack and a visit with the artist to see her new work.

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Krab Jab Studios  In times of uncertainty, fear and turmoil, there is work to do, that only can be achieved when operating together. “Standing Rock” is not just another “event” that will quickly pass by but rather the embodiment and expression of our zeitgeist: the spirit in time not only in Dakota or the United States, but globally. Polarization and disintegration is happening all around us. The suffering as seen clearly and again with the Sioux and their direct supporters, is an evident result of authoritie’s ignorance, marginalization and discrimination. Our work and social responsibility is to bring together, to connect, to listen, to communicate and to act where we can. We have already all it takes to change, if we just allow it to happen. Any step towards the great, is a solid step!

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Eight and Sand December is something a little different at Eight and Sand Gallery with a  black velvet art show and a Santa booth like no other. You’ve been very naughty so come have a seat on Santa’s knee and leave with a polaroid keepsake, only $5. Loads of great art priced right for the holidays. Refreshments provided!

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  Full of unique one of a kind vintage and handmade items, from Deep Sea Sugar & Salt’s delicious cakes and cupcakes to fine art prints and jewelry, the Trailer Park has it all! Open late for Art Attack, December 10th, fun for the whole family!

Status Ceramics  invites you to visit their gallery for unique handmade gifts and tours of their ceramics studio!  Located directly behind the Trailer Park Mall, Status Ceramics will be open from 6-9 during the Georgetown Art Attack.

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studio e  is pleased to present Kitsch a group show curated by Kelsey Siegert and Emily Burns of Maake Magazine.Kitsch features work in multiple mediums from Caroline Wells Chandler, Kyla Hansen, Caroline Larsen, Karen Lederer, Emily Silver, and Seattle based artist, Paul Komada. In conversation with one another these works elevate and challenge notions of craft, kitsch, and the politics of objecting making in the 21st century.

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Equinox Studios is a growing arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including dance, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly. Celebrate these artists at their annual Very Open House party.

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The Georgetown Liquor Company is featuring an encore of  The Art of Dave Ryan (Manticore Stencil Art). Pop art on records, celebrity stencil portraits, nerdy naturescapes, and more!

Illumination Studio presents Rostad and Ferrell. Rostad explores the inner beauty of our neurological system through abstraction and vibrant color and Ferrell exploring space and color field through abstraction and vibrant color. Also, music by Luscious Leopard Lips, the Georgetown atmospheric music DJ with a Theremin synthesizer.

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Georgetown Music is featuring Acoustic Armageddon #30 featuring music by Jeremy Serwer and Robert Roth (of Truly) with your host TBASA. 6-9 pm. All ages. Free.

 

Amazing Georgetown Art Attack November 12

Art is everywhere you look for it. – El Greco

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This is especially true of the Georgetown Art Attack! Featuring contemporary visual and performing art and activities throughout Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. Walking? Be sure to hop on the FREE Art Ride to experience our west end studios and galleries such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA. Running every 15 minutes in a full circle so you don’t miss a thing!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard‘s Graphic Art 1982 – 2002. Book signing and exhibition focusing of Blanchard’s posters, illustrations and record covers from Seattle’s grungemovement.

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All City Coffee is exhibiting John Ohannesian: Recent Works. Paintings and ink drawings of the artist’s cartoon world. Original pieces published in The Intruder, The Seattle Weekly and online at The Seattle Star.

Rainier Glass Studio become part of the glass art experience beginning at 7pm with live demonstrations during Art Attack.  Browse the gallery of NW artists unique blown glass art and get inspired to reserve a spot blow your own seasonal piece.

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Bridge Productions  is pleased to present Emily Gherard‘s MAKING PRESENCE KNOWN, hauntingly tender works, evoking a feeling of landscapes receding into the distance, or figures emerging from the fog. Employing the accumulation of repetitive marks or tearing, scratching, or sanding the surface to remove a day’s labor, Gherard builds up a physicality which brings tangible weight and gravity to her work.

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The Hammie Salon exhibit Water & Light — A celebration of light, color and texture, new work by Deb McCarroll including limited-edition printed salmon and textured works bursting with color and light opens on Saturday November 12 for Art Attack. McCarroll’s love for natural processes is on display in her layered paintings of Northwest-themed birds, fish and moody umbrellas. “I love materials that show age and history. Natural imperfections, oxidation-I love ‘painting’ with that kind of chemistry.

Krab Jab Studios will be open for Art Attack, 6-9pm featuring resident and  guest artists. Beautifully told tales in mixed mediums.

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Eight and Sand Please join Eight and Sand for their 3 year anniversary celebration with the annual holiday giftable art group show. Many works priced $100 and under and  a first ever back inventory sale thru until December fifth.

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  Join the The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall on November 12 at 7pm for a night of punk! Hostile Makeover, an all-female cover band, will be playing the likes of Iggy Pop, L7, Concrete Blonde and many more. PLUS, we’re throwing a birthday party for one of our beloved shop owners! This event is free and open to all who rock. See Facebook to RSVP.

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El Sirenito  presents Dia de los Muerte. An exhibition of imagery celebrating Day of the Dead  and the Mexican Sugar Skull tradition by Georgetown artists Sam Hamrick, Amaranta Iberra-Sandys, and Tamlin Marx

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Status Ceramics invites you to visit their gallery for unique handmade gifts and tours of their ceramics studio!  Located directly behind the Trailer Park Mall, Status Ceramics will be open from 6-9 during the Georgetown Art Attack.

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studio e  Warren Dykeman’s show “Would I go home again?” carries forward a familiar language the artist has called upon throughout his career. Multiple means of communication dominate his image making, in the form of signage and universal directions. His disgorged jumble of letters and forms make a direct reference to communication. This interest in communication becomes apparent in his robotic and silhouette renderings.

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Equinox Studios is an arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including dance, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly.

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Machine House Brewery is hosting Cry Now, Smile Later, a show of photographs from Seattle photographers Christopher Brown, Tara Sloan, and Ryan Mortensen.

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The Georgetown Liquor Company  presents The Art of Dave Ryan (Manticore Stencil Art) for the months of November & December! Pop art on records, celebrity stencil portraits, nerdy naturescapes, and more!

 

 

 

Monstrous Georgetown Art Attack on October 8!

 

octartattackposter2016-copyEnjoy a beautiful art filled autumn evening in Georgetown with critically acclaimed cultural exhibits, stellar artists, makers and musicians in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. Industrial, contemporary visual and performing arts, music and activities throughout the historic business district.

Walking? Be sure to hop on the FREE Art Ride to experience our west end studios and galleries such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA. Running every 15 minutes in a full circle so you don’t miss a thing!

 

 

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes back Seattle native Charles Burns, one of the founders of the alternative comix movement, to discuss his masterpiece Black Hole and other seminal works as part of Fantagraphics 40th anniversary festivities. The critically acclaimed exhibition R. Crumb: Early Works, 1965 – 1967 remains on view. November 2, 2016.

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All City Coffee exhibit Friends | Artists | Heroes, the photography of Lisa Scott Owen is continuing thru October. An inspiring portrayal of surfers, skateboarders and other artists in motion, bringing light to their their stories thru photography.

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Rainier Glass Studio invites you to become part of the glass art experience! Browse their gallery of NW artists unique blown glass art, watch the live demonstrations and be inspired to reserve a spot blow your own seasonal piece! Open for Art Attack, 6-9 PM.

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Bridge Productions and guest curator Tracy Rector will present a gathering of contemporary work by Indigenous artists begun with her landmark show this past January, YOU ARE ON INDIGENOUS LAND, an exhibition reminding us of where we stand and the importance of truth, place, and identity. Featured artists include Lauren Monroe Jr, Raven Julia Juarez, Nahaan, and Steven Paul Judd. Opening reception, October 5, 6-9 PM. Also open for Georgetown Art Attack.

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The Hammie Salon celebrate their 1 year anniversary with the magical work of Abbe Johannes. Using her face and body as canvas, Johannes creates characters and stories, then photographs the result to share with her audience.  Her creations are mesmerizing and will draw you in, as you experience the flawless merging of reality and imagination. With October leading to Day of the Dead celebrations around the world, stop in to be inspired by Abbe’s amazing talent. Opening festivities begin at 5pm, October 8.

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Krab Jab Studios  presents Gods of the Wyld: Allen Williams, with Forest Rogers, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, and the Schiflett Brothers. Illustrator Williams is known for his fluid, dark and mysterious drawings, and in this show he releases the lesser known gods of a forgotten past. Supporting this show is new work by sculptors Forest Rogers, the studio Schiflett Brothers, and watercolorist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Opening October 8, 6-9 PM.

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Eight and Sand hosts The Tarot Show featuring 78 tarot Carnival. It’s time for the annual Tarot show! This year will feature several artists from the 78 Tarot Carnival deck as well as many local and national artists who will show their own interpretation of their chosen card. There will be decks available and possibly a tarot reader.

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall a unique and lively collection of trailers selling hand crafted jewelry, art and vintage goods. Open late for Art Attack, the fun never ends!

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Status Ceramics invites you to visit their studio! Open for the first time to the public during the Art Attack, with hand-makes one of a kind ceramic tile designed by local Seattle artists.  Their tile is hand pressed and glazed to order in their Georgetown studio and they are excited to share what they do. Stop by for unique gift tiles, insight into their tile making process, or just to say hi.  Open from 6-9 during the Georgetown Art Attack.

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studio e exhibit GLUE a group collage show, with works of Brian Cypher, Warren Dykeman, Damien Hoar de Galvan, John Rizzotto, Curtis Steiner, Gillian Theobald and Heather Wilcoxon continues thru October.

Equinox Studios is an arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including dance, blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly.

 

Georgetown Art Attack in August is Hot!

 

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Georgetown Art Attack is pleased to present another star studded summer evening featuring not only the best of Seattle’s contemporary visual and performing arts, but also our Annual Drag Strip show, hosted by the lovely and gracious Sylvia O’Stayformore !!!
With so much to see and do, you can jump aboard the FREE Art Ride to check out our west end locations such as Equinox Studios, studio e and SANCA and not miss a thing.

Come early for wine tasting at Charles Smith Wines or a bite at one of the many delicious restaurants throughout the neighborhood, many of whom serve beer from our favorite, Georgetown Brewery!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents incomparable Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge signing advanced copies of his seminal NEAT STUFF comix, collected for the first time in a deluxe slipcase edition. Artist will appear from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall A major element of Georgetown Art Attack in August is the racy Trailer Park Drag Strip.  Bring your lawn chairs and picnic supplies for an evening of art, shopping and entertainment under the stars. This event is going to be off the charts. Come down to Georgetown and have some fun!  No admission. Every girl will be working for tips. BRING YOUR SINGLES!  Sylvia O’Stayformore will be your the hostess for the evening featuring Honey Bucket, Jackie Hell, Monikkie Shame, Abbey Roads, James and Kerry Darling, Jacques n’Aww, Strawberry Shartcake and Queen of the Universe Donna Tella Howe!

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Rainier Glass Studioinvites you to become part of the glass art experience! Browse thru the Gallery’s unique array of one of kind blown glass art pieces, watch the live demonstrations and get inspired to reserve blow your own lessons! Open for Art Attack, 6-9pm.

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Bridge Productions  is honored to present New Trees, Tim Cross’ second solo exhibition at the gallery. In the artist’s new body of work, he will continue his exploration of color, form, and material to describe his fantastical science fiction scenery and unfamiliar chromatic terrain. The title, New Trees, suggests a hint of new growth and optimism emerging from the foreign ground. As we view this new land through Cross’ fractured kaleidoscopic perspective, we imagine a new beginning.

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The Hammie Salon  hosts Springtime in The Palouse, photography of  Brenda J Pederson. The Palouse is a magical place. In the spring, the undulating hills, electric green of young wheat and lentils, and the brown and gold, plowed and fallow fields create a patchwork of amazing beauty. In this exhibit Brenda Pederson explores the Palouse Scenic Byway sharing a small glimpse of this enchanted kingdom through her photos.

Miller School of Art  presents the collection, “Joy” by Heather Danso. Her playful approach to the process of painting creates dramatically delightful portraits and playful abstracts, which intentionally celebrate diverse expressions of empowerment, happiness, and beauty.

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Krab Jab Studios hosts An Evening with Betsy Tinney.As we continue our summer group show “Im’ago Primordialis”, we celebrate midsummer with a cello concert by composer Betsy Tinney. Member of the group Tricky Pixie, Betsy is known for her haunting, original music inspired by nature. Free to the public.

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Mainframe  New Patterns explores the architectural boundaries between art and interior space. These boundaries extend from painting to sculpture, decorative and functional furniture. New Patterns features artists, ceramicists and architects from the PNW and along the West Coast.

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Eight and Sand proudly presents hosts The Great Outdoors group show. This exhibit will feature art inspired by the great outdoors. Camping, wildlife, hipster loggers and starry skies. Local and national artists will be presented.

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studio e  contiiues Let’s Explode In A Climaxical Burst Of Being Here, the widely heralded work of Tim Kerr.  An original member of the skate punk band, the Big Boys, and currently member of Monkeywrench, Tim has also established himself as a notable painter. Juxtapoz recently characterized his solo show at the Rosa Parks Museum as “linked to justice and knowledge.”

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Bosworth Hoedemaker presents two bodies of work by Rafael Soldi being: Life Stand Still Here is a conceptual manifestation and exploration of myself, my fears, and moments when life and its darkest facets can offer monumental symbolism. This work approaches loss with a dark, visually abstract lens through of sculpture, altered photographs and digital creations. Sentiment an emotional exorcism of sorts, they represent a struggle to reconstruct a life without the very thing that defined it.

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Equinox Studios  is an arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass and art performances monthly.

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Illumination Studio #305  presents Rostad and Ferrell. Rostad, being in the medical field, explores the inner beauty of our neurological system through abstraction and vibrant color and Ferrell, having a degree in art, explores spacial and color field through abstraction and planes of color. Also, Luscious Leopard Lips, with vast musical tastes, brings atmospheric music as a DJ with a Theremin synthesizer and keyboards.

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Farewell Paperie and Paper Press Punch  are having an open house! They’ll be selling letterpress goods and risograph art including greeting cards, art prints, gift wrap, books and more. Check us out in studio 170 & 175.

 

Another Lively Georgetown Art Attack on April 9

Join us for a memorable spring evening featuring art, music, live demonstrations and fun from one end to the other!

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Our ever-expanding industrial, contemporary visual and performing arts/artists at over 40 locations, create an art walk experience as unique as Georgetown itself. Be sure to hop aboard the FREE Art Ride tour to visit many studio/gallery locations, including our west, such as studio e, SANCA and Equinox Studios!

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  • Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery  is presenting a tribute to late Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax, featuring original art by contemporary cartoonists including David Lasky, Peter Kuper, Benjamin Marra, Roberta Gregory, George Pratt, Mark Wheatley, and more. The exhibition will also include reproductions from the Complete Crepax Volume 1 with a limited edition companion publication and other exclusive Crepax merchandise, translated into English for the first time.

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  • Bridge Productions  is pleased to feature anamnesis, Ashleigh Rose Robb‘s, first solo exhibition in Seattle. Using markmaking as a gesture to record the passage of time, Ashleigh Robb’s compositions are the accumulation of simple lines and marks to build up form. The process of marking time varies, and as such, the materials used to do so are ever changing. Each line is a faint documentation which only appears up close, fading into white as you step further away, a haunting, philosophical body of work that carries forward its Minimalist lineage.
  • All City Coffee  “For your viewing pleasure”, the private art collection of Steve Withycombe, from primarily Seattle based artists, will be on display thru April.
  • Rainier Glass Studioinvites you to become part of the glass art experience! Browse thru the Gallery’s unique array of one of kind blown glass art pieces, watch the live demonstrations and get inspired to reserve blow your own lessons! Open for Art Attack, 6-9pm.
  • The Alice is featuring I Wasn’t Just Saying What You Wanted To Hear…  an immersive video, sound exhibition that stages a conversation between five single-channel video artworks of Katherine Behar, Constance DeJong, Ellie Krakow, Jaeeun Lee and Elise Rasmussen.

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  • Krab Jab Studiosexhibit “Dream Covers” is a group show in which  artists have designed their dream book covers. Curated by art director/book designer Lauren Panepinto, with featured artists; Marc Scheff, Tran Nguyen, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Jeremy Wilson, Laurie Lee Brom, Brom, WylieBeckert, Iain McCaig, Dan Dos Santos, Dave Palumbo, Scott Fischer, Allen Williams, Chris Buzelli, Rovina Cai, Vanessa Lemen, Winona Nelson, Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Anthony Palumbo, and KimberlyKincaid. Artist in attendance will be Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Jeremy Wilson, Marc Scheff and Lauren Panepinto with Curator Talk at 7:30 pm.

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  • Praxis Arts is pleased to showcase Leo Shallat. Leo Shallat is a visual artist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Leo’s artistic practice draws inspiration from the culture of calligraphy and form line design as well as abstract painting. His work deconstructs letter forms to their bare elements, re-composing them to create abstract compositions that reflect an intuitive language of movement and flow.

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  • Eight and Sand is happy to present local artist, Rich M Stevens for the month of April. Rich uses mixed media materials including embroidery thread, cut paper, aluminum foil and resin to create intricate conceptual works housed in hand built shadow boxes.

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  • Georgetown Trailer Park Mall  is hosting a trivia night! Come with 3 of your friends and impress us all with your infinite knowledge. Vie for gift cards from these local businesses: The Conservatory, Hitchcock Deli, Fonda la Catrina, and of course, us at the Trailer Park Mall! The game starts at 7pm sharp. Visit our Facebook page to RSVP. See you there, you smarty pants!
  • The Conservatory Come join us this April 9th for the Georgetown Art Attack! The Conservatory will be hosting a live portraiture session with Tyler Jacobson, Cynthia Sheppard, Mark Winters, Sara Winters and Kieran Yanner. Coffee, beer and wine available.
  • Georgetown Music Store is hosting Acoustic Armageddon. Monthly acoustic performances by regional artists and rotating visual art. Always free and all ages are welcome, every second Saturday during Art Attack, 6 – 9:30 pm.

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  • studio e is exhibiting FAR WEST (re-mix) , Carole d’Inverno‘s solo show, inspired by the powerful histories of people, communities and places that experienced the centuries-long transformation of the American West. d’Inverno reshapes emotional narratives into her own, purist abstract language of repeated motives, shapes and colors, achieving a unique aesthetic effect with her heavily symbolic canvases
  • Equinox Studiosis an arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass,

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Neil Kelly presents Northwest Native Art by Walish Designs and artist Jiji Chartraw of the Makah Tribe. Native American drums and paddles featuring Northwest Tribal designs will be showcased in our Neil Kelly Showroom along with tastes of local tribal cuisine and wine.

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  • Wittman Estes Architecture will be hosting “Linescapes”, new work by Jeremy Prim. Linescapes is an exhibition of large scale, minimalist oil and wax paintings inspired by the Pacific coast.

March 12 Art Attack Welcomes Awesome New Attractions

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Let your spring fling art adventure begin on 12th Ave. S. where Georgetown Art Attack is pleased to welcome back curator Sharon Arnold with Bridge Productions, introduce the newest member to our arts community, Ryan Blythe of Rainier Glass Studio and host Academy Award nominee, Daniel Clowes, premiering his latest book at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery!

With stellar industrial, contemporary visual and performing arts/artists at over 40 locations the FREE Art Ride tour will bring you to many studio/gallery locations, including our west end venues such as studio e, SANCA and Equinox Studios for live demonstrations, open studios, music and fun!

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  • Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present Daniel Clowes. The Academy Award nominee (Best Screenplay for Ghost World) returns to debut his latest graphic novel, Patience, which represents his most ambitious work to date. Also on display will be original art from the international comix anthology Red Eye.

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  • Bridge Productions returns to Georgetown with TECTONIC, a group exhibition highlighting our 2016 lineup of guest and represented artists: Julie Alpert, Tim Cross, Sue Danielson, Emily Gherard, Davida Ingram, Dave Kennedy, Kat Larson, Ashleigh Robb, and Krista Svalbonas. Each of these artists are connected through overlapping aesthetics and rigorous, process-based practice. Their narratives address ideas about location, dislocation, identity, repetition, and time. As a result, they gather naturally to form a distinctive group with a broad spectrum of styles and perspectives.

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  • The Alice is exhibiting I Wasn’t Just Saying What You Wanted To Hear… is an immersive video, sound exhibition that stages a conversation between five single-channel video artworks of Katherine Behar, Constance DeJong, Ellie Krakow, Jaeeun Lee and These works invent and occupy a charged psychological universe in its own distinctly metered sense of time. Presented simultaneously in a one-room exhibition, this show creates a unique opportunity to tease additional interpretations, contexts and contingencies out of already resolved narrative forms.

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  • Interstitial is featuring  last_resort, the art of Mario Lemafa. last_resort sees Mario Lemafa investigating themes of erasure, whiteness, colonization and the physical/metaphorical qualities of cleansing through an indigenous digital Dasein (felt presence). Brutal and tender, the exhibition poses the question of whether or not the death of inequality would render vacations obsolete. Envisioning tropical locals as utopian space, last_resort generates new visual elements towards a radical, futuristic redefinition of the travel lifestyle.
  • All City Coffee will be hosting “For your viewing pleasure”, the private art collection of Steve Withycombe. Steve’s collection is mostly from Seattle based artist from the last 15 years. None of the work will be for sale, just for your viewing pleasure.

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  • Rainier Glass Studio Now open for Art Attack, Saturday March 12, 6-9 pm with live demonstrations in the art of blowing glass.

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  • The Hammie Salon is hosting a Jewelry & Accessory Trunk Show and Sale featuring four local artisans jewelry and accessories.  Hapertas & Company specializing in modern haberdashery, including bow ties, neckties, pocket squares and more. Silver + Salt minimalist designs feature organic lines and raw gemstones, inspired by nature.  Carolena’s Glass Pocket takes bits and pieces of vintage jewelry, re-purposing them into modern designs. Anvil & Anchor creates one-of-a-kind, industrial-styled, heavyweight jewelry pieces.

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  • Krab Jab Studios Closing reception of exhibit “Arboreal Dreams”, featuring: Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, Braden Duncan, David Gray, Drew Tucker, Elijah Evenson, Emily Fiegenschuh, Greg Spalenka, Iris Compiet, Jeff Menges, Mark Poole, Olivier Villoingt, RovinaCai, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Vinod Rams, Virginie Ropars, Yuko Ishii, and Yvette Endrijautzki is Saturday, March 12, 6-9 pm. Whether the tree is mystical, nurturing, menacing, rendered in watercolor, oil paint or sculpture, they delight our imaginations.
  • Mainframe Shop  NO SÉ: new works of emerging artist, Gabriel Marquez closing exhibit of large scale mixed media based artworks will be held 6 -9 pm on Saturday, March 12 during Art Attack. No Sé explores the ideas and values of place as regional, social, and temporal, cultural identity, and the nature of visual language as a potential contradiction of artistic practice.

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  • Eight and Sand is featuring a group show of art in miniature form. The artists have created works 7 inches and smaller and each artist invited a guest artist to participate in this stunning display of tiny. A complete artist list will be available during Art Attack.

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  • studio e is exhibiting FAR WEST , Carole d’Inverno‘s new solo show, inspired by the powerful histories of people, communities and places that experienced the centuries-long transformation of the American West. d’Inverno reshapes emotional narratives into her own, purist abstract language of repeated motives, shapes and colors, achieving a unique aesthetic effect with her heavily symbolic canvases.
  • Equinox Studios is an arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in an inspiring array of mediums, including black smithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass, ceramics, photography, performance art, music, and more! Hop on the free Art Ride shuttle and join Equinox for live demonstrations, open studios and fun!

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  • Georgetown Trailer Park Mall offers independent artists, designers, makers and collectors to sell their goods direct in a one-of-a-kind environment thriving with community. Come see the handmade, up-cycled, and reused products all while hanging in a special, unique little corner of the world! Open for Art Attack until 9 pm and every weekend on Saturdays from 12-7pm and Sundays from 11am-4pm.

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  • Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center feature for March Art Attack includes the  Gallery 21. Help celebrate the grand opening of a new gallery space and works from the first ever resident artist, Una Dunphy from Cork, Ireland. “The Camino 15” portrait paintings are based on the experiences and individuals Una met on a 42 day pilgrimage thru the Camino de Santiago in Spain.  Artist talk will be held at 7:30 during Art Attack.
  • Georgetown Music Store is hosting Acoustic Armageddon 22. Monthly acoustic performances by regional artists and rotating visual art. Always free and all ages are welcome, every second Saturday during Art Attack, 6 – 9:30 pm

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  • Illumination Studio presents Rostad and Ferrell. Rostad explores the inner beauty of our neurological system through abstraction and vibrant color and Ferrell exploring space and color field through abstraction and vibrant color. Also, music by Luscious Leopard Lips, the Georgetown atmospheric music DJ with a Theremin synthesizer.
  • Zippy’s “The Art of Eli Wolff” -an exhibit of acrylic paintings by local artist, Eli Wolff continues thru March. Eli Wolff, a Seattle native makes art designed to get people to laugh. His fondness for cartoons, sci-fi and fantasy book covers, 70s movie posters, and all kinds of pop-culture that creep into his work with visual puns and geeky mash-ups.

Romantic 8th Anniversary of the Georgetown Art Attack on February 13

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Join us as we celebrate our love of art with 8 years of the Georgetown Art Attack! Art, music, chocolate, wine and beer, all in the heart of the historic industrial district, we do Valentine’s done right! Stellar industrial, contemporary visual and performing arts/artists at over 40 locations with a FREE Art Ride that stops at many studio/gallery locations, bringing you full circle complete with a tour of our west end locations such as studio e, SANCA and Equinox Studios for live demonstrations, open studios, music and fun!

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  • Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery  presents “Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood” by Kaz. In addition to his career as an Emmy-winning writer for animation (Cartoon Network’s Camp Lazlo, Disney’s Phineas and Ferb, and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Squarepants), Kaz has been drawing his weekly Underworld comic strip since 1992. Come celebrate the first comprehensive collection of his clever creation on February 13 with a book signing and exhibition of original art.

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  • The Alice is pleased to announce In Search of Conjunctions, a group exhibition of new drawing, photography, video and sculpture from DemianDinéYazhi’, Kerry Downey, Gabriel Jesiolowski, Ellen Lesperance and Sara Osebold. The featured artists find moments of quiet intimacy and meditation through texture and nature,while simultaneously exercising a critical linguistic wit. Exhibit opens January 23, 2016

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  • All City Coffee will be showing The Art Of Trashion thru February 29th. Tammy Perry‘s found & recycled art has a post apocalyptic steam punk edge, with a nod to the past while incorporating her own strong interpretations to the mediums.

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  • The Hammie Salon is featuring Tonia S. Arehart, “A Call To Your Brave Self”. Tonia creates portals and resting places, which allow viewers experiences of expansion and rest. During the creation process she ask questions with colors, shapes, new and old world mediums.  She is committed to the expression that at the end of the road, there is ‘NO END OF THE ROAD’, it is only another chance of expansion and rest.

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  • Krab Jab Studios will be exhibiting “Arboreal Dreams”, featuring: Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, Braden Duncan, David Gray, Drew Tucker, Elijah Evenson, Emily Fiegenschuh, Greg Spalenka, Iris Compiet, Jeff Menges, Mark Poole, Olivier Villoingt, RovinaCai, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Vinod Rams, Virginie Ropars, Yuko Ishii, and Yvette Endrijautzki. Whether the tree is mystical, nurturing, menacing, rendered in watercolor, oil paint or sculpture, they delight our imaginations. Opening reception: February 13th, 6-9PM with a curator talk at 7:30PM

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  • Mainframe Shop  presents NO SÉ: new works by Gabriel Marquez. Emerging artist, Gabriel Marquez is exhibiting new large scale mixed media based artworks. No Sé explores the ideas and values of place as regional, social, and temporal, cultural identity, and the nature of visual language as a potential contradiction of artistic practice. Artist reception, Saturday, February 13th from 6pm – 9pm with previews and pre-sales by appointment.

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  • The Conservatory  presents Alla Prima: A Night of Live Portraiture.See award winning artists paint live from a costumed model at The Conservatory during Georgetown Art Attack 6pm to 9pm

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  • Eight and Sand is proud to present new mixed media works from Seattle based artist, Rhodora Jacob. Rhodora illustrates lush pastel worlds filled with beings who dwell in overgrown vegetation. Other-worlds where everything seems to have a soul. Please join for art and snacks.

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  • Praxis Arts  is featuring Claudio Duran‘s beautiful works of art in the Theoria Gallery, Praxis Arts’ in house gallery opens on Saturday, February 13, 6-9pm. Claudio’s artwork is inspired by unexpected color combinations, machinery, nature and wildlife and other Pacific Northwest artists. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday from 2-5pm.

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  • Machine House Brewery  is exhibiting Andy PorterWild NorthwestA Benefit for Washington Brewshed. Andy’s photographs document the way mountains, rivers and forests demand our attention, taking control of our emotions.  Andy and Machine House are working with Washington Wild and their Brewshed program to help them give our natural surroundings the respect they deserve.

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  • studio e  is featuring Timorous Beasties, a photography exhibition loosely curated on the subject of fur, feathers, and foliage and its use as props in documentary, street, and studio photography. The set is curated by Netra Nei and includes work by two Seattle photographers amongst an international group of photographers sourced on social media from the US, Europe, and Japan.

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  • Equinox Studios is a growing arts community in West Georgetown, home to over 100 artists working in a staggering array of mediums, including blacksmithing, welding, woodworking, cycle fabrication, sculpture, painting, film, glass, ceramics, photography, performance art, music, and more! Hop on the free Art Ride shuttle and join Equinox for live demonstrations, open studios and fun!

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  • Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is hosting their 2nd annual Valentines Schmalentines party on Saturday, February 13! Be there by 6:30pm to vie for awesome Trailer Park Mall shwag in our GIANT TWISTER competition! Followed by live performances by local talent, covering your favorite love/heartbreak songs at 7:30pm. Come for the shopping, stay for the shenanigans!

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  • Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center presents “Love Attack” a multi media assemblage by creative designer, Holly Downey. Custom specialty Love Potions with your selection of  bottle, an essential oil scent mixed with organic sunflower oil. Hand crafted decorative ticklers are also available..Holly Inc Designs is nestled in Studio 1 in  the Georgetown Arts and Cultural center.

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  • Georgetown Music Store is hosting Acoustic Armageddon 21. Monthly acoustic performances by regional artists and rotating visual art. Always free and all ages are welcome, every second Saturday during Art Attack, 6 – 9:30 pm

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  • Illumination Studio presents Rostad and Ferrell. Rostad explores the inner beauty of our neurological system through abstraction and vibrant color and Ferrell exploring space and color field through abstraction and vibrant color. Also, music by Luscious Leopard Lips, the Georgetown atmospheric music DJ with a Theremin synthesizer.

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  • Zippy’s will be showing “The Art of Eli Wolff” — new acrylic paintings by local artist, Eli Wolff. Eli Wolff, a Seattle native makes art designed to get people to laugh. His fondness for cartoons, sci-fi and fantasy book covers, 70s movie posters, and all kinds of pop-culture that creep into his work with visual puns and geeky mash-ups.