Category Archives: Washington

Artreach Brings You Affordable Art!


First Snowboard Connection’s Cheap Thrills, now Artreach’s quarterly show at the Vermillion Gallery, with artwork priced at an average of $200, with some more and some less! ArtReach is a non-profit arts organization that aims to increase demand for art among young professionals in King County by promoting approachable art.

Artists include:
Erin Kendig
Thomas Krueger
Natalie Oswald
Kate Protage
Angela Scott
Jim Stoccardo
Kellie Talbot

Cheap Thrills at Snowboard Connection!

Arbito’s Cosmic Hobos and Schmancy Show With Snaggs!


Arbito’s Cosmic Hobo toy!

Arbito and Snaggs will have a show at Schmancy (1932 2nd Ave, Seattle), this Friday, November 14th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The husband-wife duo will have new works on display, and one can expect textile arts, paintings, sculptures, and plushes, all bursting with colors!


Snaggs

SnoCon T-Shirt Design Contest For Ladies Only!

Calling all female designers!! Want to get your design printed on a t-shirt and receive a bunch of free schwag from Snowboard Connection? Now’s your chance. Check out the details above.

EMP|SFM American Letterpress: The Art Of Hatch Show Print

Until July 16th, 2009, the EMP|SFM (Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum) in Seattle will be hosting American Letterpress: The Art Of Hatch Show Print, a new exhibition organized by the Smithsonian. The EMP will be the first place to hold this, which will provide an incredible look into the role of American letterpress printing in promoting music events since the late 1800s. It will feature 126 historical and contemporary posters of all different types and styles. Go check it out… although you obviously have plenty of time!

(HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

Jeremy Gregory, Elise Richman & More at the Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma

JEREMY GREGORY
With chalkboard paint, colored pencils, and colors that really pop off their black backgrounds, Jeremy Gregory‘s works are always guaranteed to appeal to a wide array of individuals. The last time I came across one of his shows at Snowboard Connection, he did something few artists do, but more should: he shared his deepest animated secrets, in the form of about five sketchbooks completely scrawled with his thoughts, cartoons, and quick sketches. And this is what keeps Gregory’s work interesting. Whether he’s traversing through books about circus sideshows or sharing his sketchbooks, he’s always doing something subtle that sets him apart from the others.

For the Observations & Perceptions show at the Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma this month, Gregory’s approach shall be no different. Here’s what he had to say about his display for :

“My part of the show will include an installation made to look like a workshop… there will be small illustrations representing the song “What’s He Building in There?” by Tom Waits. Also, I’m doing portraits of sex offenders that are located within 1 mile of the gallery.”

Sounds like a jolly good, mind-bending time.

Click here to view Jeremy Gregory’s artist gallery on REDEFINE Magazine.

ELISE RICHMAN
At this show, you can also expect some abstract paintings by Elise Richman, whose works which recall alien landscapes not unlike a wickedly colorful bacterial colony.

You might also expect sculpture and installation pieces, possibly involving glass, by Galen McCarty Turner, Oliver Doriss, and Conor McClellan.

Nikki McClure Tells You To Vote For Survival

Urging people to vote with posters is not a new thing, but urging people to vote with limited edition silk-screened wood boards does seem a little more unique.

Olympia artist Nikki McClure‘s artwork will be showcased on the traveling train art tour, Vote For Survival. On October 10th, they will have a reception at the wonderfully indie San Francisco zine shop, Needles & Pens. From October 18th to November 12th, the tour will be at the famous Giant Robot shop in Los Angeles.

But best of all, for all of those individuals who will not be in California, Olympia shop BuyOlympia will have four of the prints available for purchase on their website.

Each print is signed and numbered by Nikki McClure, and the 1/4″ thick Fir boards are printed with thick, rich inks. With eyelets in the top two corners of the boards, they are easy to hang and display without framing, and, at 30 limited edition copies per piece, the pieces will be original artworks owned by few other individuals.