Local Art News
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.
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.
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.
Farewell to the artist who opened my eyes–H.R. Geiger. It was a pleasure meeting you and your extended family.
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?
The South Seattle College Art Gallery will present our Spring Exhibition, Annual Student Art Exhibition from Tuesday, May 13th to Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Interview with Elisheba Johnson about the Ethnic Heritage Gallery’s Roster of Artists–Deadline Tuesday, June 17, 2014!
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.
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.