Local Art News

Patricia Cameron takes art biz online

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:42pm

Another gallery takes leave of the Seattle cityscape: Patricia Cameron Gallery, in the exploding South Lake Union neighborhood, will vacate its brick-and-mortar presence on Dexter Avenue North on May 31.

"Going forward, we will continue operating as an online gallery with selected artists in all media, and as an art consulting team to architects, designers, developers and private individuals," Cameron stated in a short news release sent Thursday afternoon. Cameron put down roots with a gallery in Pioneer Square in 1998, and curated shows at the Alexis Hotel from 2001-2004. In June 2005, she relocated to the Dexter space.

Gallery artists include Amanda Coleman, Mary Mitsuda, Ileana Vasquez and Tad Crawford.

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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:00am
A play about cerebral palsy, modern dance with pillows, Rainy Dawg Radio's birthday fest and Seattle Beer Week.
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Scott Lawrimore moves to UW post

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:59pm

Local artist/curator Scott Lawrimore is again on the move -- he's left his post at The Frye and

has just been named the first director of the UW's Jacob Lawrence Gallery, effective July 1. According to a news release, "he is taking on an upgraded and re-imagined position at the helm of The Jake, which will be a pivotal role in the School." (The UW School of Art + Art History + Design, that is.) “We’re going to blow the roof off this place,” said Lawrimore, in the same release.

Lawrimore was named deputy director of collections and exhibitions at The Frye in 2012. He's worked with Art Access Magazine, Foster/White Gallery, Davidson Galleries, and Greg

Kucera Gallery before opening his own space, Lawrimore Project, in 2006.

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3 productions you should hurry out and see

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:18pm

So much drama/music/whatever, so little time. Three praised productions are about to close -- this weekend, people! -- and we'd hate for ArtsPage readers to miss out on them.

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Photographer Matika Wilbur is on the road trip of a lifetime

Crosscut Arts - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:58am
Wilbur, who has Swinomish and Tulalip roots, is crisscrossing the country in an attempt to photograph all 566 federally recognized tribes.
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Farewell to the artist who opened my eyes–H.R. Geiger. It was a pleasure meeting you and your extended family.

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:25am
I remember the day like it was yesterday, my mother, brother, sister and I were in Montclair, California at Benito Park waiting for my dad–who, I believe was running for City Council at the time.  Either school had gotten out early or one of us had gotten into trouble with the teachers at Moreno School–which […]
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Waterfront Arts Market returns to Seattle

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:55pm

The Seattle Waterfront Arts Market returns this summer, produced by the Kirkland Arts Center. The market will be held 10 a.m.-dusk on Fridays-Sundays from June 6-Sept. 14 at Pier 57, bookended by the aquarium and the Great Wheel (which is lit up at night with all kinds of beautiful colors, BTW). Artists can sign up for the whole season, weekends or individual days, ensuring a rotating roster of booths of media like painting, jewelry, glass, textiles, ceramics and more. Perfect for sightseeing with the out-of-town guests, yes?

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The South Seattle College Art Gallery will present our Spring Exhibition, Annual Student Art Exhibition from Tuesday, May 13th to Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:38am
SOUTH SEATTLE  COLLEGE ART GALLERY  PRESENTS THE SPRING Exhibition, Annual Student Art Exhibition The South Seattle College Art Gallery will present our Spring Exhibition, Annual Student Art Exhibition from Tuesday, May 13th to Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. This show will be feature over 150 art items ( the ceramics, Drawings, Paintings, Digital Art works and Photography) […]
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Interview with Elisheba Johnson about the Ethnic Heritage Gallery’s Roster of Artists–Deadline Tuesday, June 17, 2014!

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:04am
  I recently had the pleasure of getting caught up with Elisheba Johnson in her new position with the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.     Xavier: Hi Elisheba, it’s been awhile since we have had a chance to chat and I wanted to catch up with you.  How are you and what have […]
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Seattle's most polarizing pieces of contemporary architecture

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:37pm

Seattle’s most extreme example of contemporary architecture, the Central Library, turns 10 this month.  (Learn more by reading Erik Lacitis' anniversary story and perusing Mary Ann Gwinn's list of related events.)

Tourists love the library; locals love to argue about it. In that contentious spirit, here’s a list of the five most hotly debated, 21st-century buildings in Seattle and Bellevue.

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Sculptor Claudia Fitch wins Humber Award

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:16pm

Seattle sculptor Claudia Fitch has won the Artist Trust Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. That's a long way of saying she won $10,000 for devoting at least 25 years of her life to visual art. Fitch has works in museums and galleries, but she is perhaps best-known for her public artwork -- a career path that launched when she was living in Rome as a graduate student. Her commissions include "Colossal Heads" at Qwest Field, "Shift" at Lynnwood Transit Center, "The Balance of One Order Within Another" at Eastgate Park & Ride, Bellevue, and "Placeholders: Cloud, Rock, Tree," (the giant orange structure/grouping at Terry and Thomas in South Lake Union).

Humber Award panelists were Pat DeCaro and Sally Schuh, of Seattle, and Shalon Parker, of Spokane.

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The sweaty, frantic life of a man-eating plant

Crosscut Arts - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:47pm
Meet the masterminds of puppetry behind Audrey II, the masochistic 'Little Shop of Horrors' Venus Flytrap now tearing up ACT.
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