Unicorn Fledermaus by Justin Gibbens
This upcoming First Thursday is going to be a great one. In addition to seeing some wonderful art, you'll also have the chance to win PUNCH Gallery's entire exhibition. Full of really great pieces by really great artists like Jason Hirata, Justin Colt Beckman, Sol Hashemi, Renee Adams and more. Every $10 donation gets you an automatic entry (capping out at 1,000 total).
The money raised will help "reduce member dues, ...provide more opportunities to a broader range of artists, provide a place for artists to exhibit work free from the constraints of commercialism, encourage the creation of work that is thoughtful, fearless, and fresh."
The drawing will be at 5pm on Oct 31 and the ceremony will be open to the public. More info here.
Lessons in Erosion Management by Nathan DiPietro
Also, you have until October 19 to submit your entry for PUNCH Gallery's International Juried Exhibition. Marisa C. Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, will be jurying the exhibition. $15/first image, $5 for each additional image.
Horse by Jason Hirata
Also, starting Monday, I'm starting a new series on the blog. I love hearing about an artist's motivation for creating a specific piece. For example, did you know Leo Berk's piece Rattling House has its roots in 9/11? I know some folks prefer to see/experience art without any accompanying text or explanation. But in my experience, it's additive and I usually end up with a much deeper understanding of the work. For the new series, I'm asking various artists to select a piece of their art and then talk about it. Their response can be literal, poetic, explanatory, whatever they want.