May Flowers at the Georgetown Art Attack

May_2016_artattackposter copy   All City Coffee  is showing solo exhibition from Portland-based illustrator, artist and educator Bryan Rubnis  B-Sides & Remixes, featuring new prints and previously unreleased drawings, paintings and studies. A long time friend of All City, Bubnis has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and agencies and his work has been exhibited across the U.S. and abroad.

Megg-and-Mogg-Amsterdam-coverFantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery  is pleased to present an exhibition of original drawings from Australian artist Simon Hanselmann‘s latest comix collection “Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam and Other Stories.

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Bridge Productions  is delighted to present Seattle artist Julie Alpert‘s solo exhibition, Garbled Love Letters, featuring of three large pieces in painting and collage from her Bows and Drips Each piece overflows with colorful bow-ties, ribbons, and bursts of pattern; literally dripping with bright paint and ornamentation. Also featured is an installation of small, intimate watercolors floating across the length of a wall, pairing loose, airy, asemic writing and rhythmic repetition; articulating nonsensical language and playful patterns, as well as invented and actual symbols.

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The Hammie Salon is featuring Six Photo Stories by Brenda J Pederson. Brenda J Pederson is a travel and food photographer, based in Seattle. No matter what the subject, her goal is to capture the essence of a time and place to share with you. This exhibit highlights selections from a new project, Six Photo Stories,combining photos and text into peek-a-boo views of cultures and places.

Interstitial is exhibiting Jueqian Fang, Orchids That Look Good in Bad Lighting. Orchid Board – Most Complete Orchid Forum on the web ! > STYLES, SETUPS & ENCLOSURES > Growing Under Lights > Affect of Artificial Light on Orchids.  “The reason that non filament lighting sources do not get a 100% CRI rating, is that they are made up of specific salts, which ‘burn’ at different specific colors, they add all these colors up and get something approximating ‘white’ light. This can be good or bad for plants…Although it seems we would want a filament bulb because it has a linear spectrum (all color equal) unfortunately filament bulbs are very wasteful.” – Jueqian Fang. Exhibit runs thru May 22.

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Rainier Glass Studiofounded in 1994, bringing fine art, beauty, and a one of a kind experience. The Rainier Glass Studio features a large scale hot-shop with four glory holes; available for classes, private events and  “Blow-Your-Own” Glass Activities! Browse thru the Gallery’s unique array of blown glass art pieces by a variety of northwest artists, watch the live demonstrations and get inspired to reserve blow-your-own lessons!

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Miller School of Art  featured artist, Heather Danso lovingly explores in acrylics, working on both sides of loosely woven canvas, creating portraits and abstracts that explore expression, identity, and the possible.

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  • Krab Jab Studiosis exhibiting Rituals: The Art of Sara Winters and Cynthia Sheppard. Celebrated illustrators Sara Winters and Cynthia Sheppard present their two-woman show, Rituals, which is a visceral exploration of deep-seated thoughts and emotions that tend to repeat themselves, expressed through paintings of sacred objects and the performance of ceremonies. All work is in traditional painting medium. Opening on Saturday May 14, 6-9pm. Artist talk with Sara and Cynthia in attendance at 7: 30 pm.

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  • Mainframe presents Back+Forth an installation of kinetic/interactive sculpture by Seattle based artist Roger Feldman. Viewers are invited into a position of power where non-committal talk meets political rhetoric. This piece first appeared at the LA Municipal Art Gallery, Woodland Hills and has been reworked by the artist for this exhibit. Roger Feldman is an accomplished artist working in large scale site specific installation and sculpture, exhibiting nationally and internationally including the Tacoma Art Museum and Suyama Space in Seattle. Grand opening and artist reception Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm.

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Praxis Arts is happy to exhibit the works of Nikki Frumkin. Nikki is an artist inspired by hiking, climbing and mountaineering in the great Pacific Northwest. She explores nature with a sketchbook in hand,  looking for patterns in nature as she explores. Nikki aims to inspire wonder for the outdoors by infusing her landscapes and mountains with energy and movement.

be010c70-9152-429d-86db-8ad402b61caaEight and Sand is proud to present a new body of work by returning artist Christopher J Olson. He revisits a familiar theme, science fiction. Colorful landscapes occupied with robots and buildings of the future, this new work explores two opposing forces, natural and man made objects. In addition to art attack night we are hosting a special artist in attendance reception on May 21st.

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

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Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is excited to present “The Intergalactic Sessions II“, a live improv set performed by some of Seattle’s most talented musicians. Join us for shopping, music and general good vibes. Our many vendors open at 12pm, with the performance beginning at 7pm. Let’s get spaced out together!

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Georgetown Arts and Cultural Centeris featuring “Melancholia”– mixed media work by Jade Highleyman. Melancholia is a personal investigation of leaving situations “hanging” or being untethered to reality. Generally, in weaving or any needle craft, the person ties up the ends and snips off any excess to present it in it’s finished form. Jade decided to leave the ends un-tasseled, uncut and undivided to creating a golden waterfall of loose ends. Artist studios will be open during ART ATTACK, 6 -9 pm.

a1db9ea0-3fed-4ee5-a006-c6222bb1b819Georgetown Music Store is hosting Acoustic Armageddon 24Spencer Carlson, Kelsey Sprague & TBASA go “Song for Song in theround” during Art Attack 6-9 pm. Always free & all ages.

586cbb93-0ed1-4a53-8bd8-3385f61a5ccastudio e is exhibiting YELLOW: a group show. New work by Brian Beck, Brian Cypher, Carole d’Inverno, Warren Dykeman, Robert Hardgrave, Helen O’Leary, GillianTheobald, Heather Wilcoxon and James Arzente. In celebration of our first 18 months as a new gallery, studio e is presenting a group show, YELLOW, that will highlight work from a group of artists – individual talents whose styles, although varied, exude an ineffable quality of vivid expression that has characterized studio e in the past and will set the tone for our shows in the coming years.

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,

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.

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Mount Analogue & Megan Harmon Photo Studio‘s SUMMER ART SERIES presents: POETRY / COMICS. Opening reception and reading, Saturday May 14, 7:00pm. This group show is interested in the ways text and images work together and against one another to manipulate any preexisting ideas about narrative, language, and/or reality. Featuring the work of Bianca Stone (Brooklyn), Ted Powers (Northampton, MA), Catherine Bresner (Seattle), Gabby Bates (Seattle), Aidan Fitzgerald (Seattle), Colleen Louise Barry (Seattle) and readings by  Willie Fitzgerald (Fiction), Amaranth Borsuk (poetry), and Catherine Bresner (mixed genre).  6519 Ellis AVE S, Seattle, WA

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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!

HIGHLIGHTS:

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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.