Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 24" x 24"
by Chris Rollins
X Print Exchange will be hosting their 2nd show tonight as part of Ballard Art Walk. Participating artists include Chris Rollins, Paul McKercher, Allyce Wood, Brittany Kusa, Clayton Cusak, Damian Puggelli, Don De Leva, Jeremy Cody, Kaleb Hunkele, Mary Shea, Michael Cadiz, Nate Stottrup, Ryan Moblo, Tatiana Garmendia, Tom Workman, Susie Burke and Brian Lane. 6-9pm / also at 2856 NW Market, Seattle.
Sure, the town of Tieton is a bit of a drive. But every minute you drive away from Seattle, you greatly increase your chances of seeing sun. Art + sun? What's better? Today, from noon to 5pm, the Mighty Tieton Warehouse will be hosting a reception for the release of 10x10x10xTieton.
As part of their collaboration to showcase Northwest urban contemporary artists, CoCA and Bherd Studios will be hosting an opening reception tonight (in their Seattle Design Center space) for the sanctioned mural (Un)Sanctioned. 6-9pm / 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle.
(Un)Sanctioned will educate viewers about a commonly misunderstood and perceived "outsider" art community and begin a conversation about the controversial nature of street art. The show will also celebrate the diversity of the unique PNW street style aesthetic which tends towards a cooler color palette utilizing greens and blues; often incorporating natural elements indigenous to our area; and also giving nods to Native American line form drawing and Asian pop culture. Artists include:179, Carlos Aguilar & KSera, Zachary Bohnenkamp, CASH, Duffy, Jesse Edwards, Hera, David Joel, Jesse Link, John Osgood, Parskid and Sneke. via
Sad Bag by Jesse Brown
(image The Pun(c)uated Life)
Over at Pun(c)uation, J. Maxwell Bennett has curated another exhibition called, "The Sign Show", with work by Jesse Brown, Kevin Drake, Todd Lown, and Zach Rockstad. Check out some of the images here. Opening reception tonight from 7-10pm but rsvp (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on FB.
A house of worship to hand painted signs, an art form hurried to extinction by vinyl banners and machine cut lettering. Honoring neighborhoods that drip with old soul, signs swinging from rusty hinges. Storefronts that couldn’t afford all that fancy polish, where the spacing isn’t quite right and the letter form is a little off. The imperfection of the hand rings evident, and therein lies the beauty. via
End your night on a high note (wink wink) and tune into KEXP's Audioasis at 8pm to hear Seattle's own Midday Veil kick off their Summer 2011 tour. Preview/purchase the album here.
D'oh! I assumed the 2011 Lo-Fi Arts Festival *Not To Scale was sold out but I think they're still selling tickets at the gate. This starts at noon today. It looks amazing and is a steal at $35!
The Lo-Fi Festival Vision: A 24 hour exploration of installation, performance, and interaction with the Farm which seeks to seed the Farm with narrative and inquiry about place and our use of landscape; providing an unusual opportunity for artists to work in expansive ways within a specific site.
Lo-Fi Artists: Aaron Loveitt, Alexandra Baybutt, Amy Billharz, flatchestedmama, Anne Blackburn, The Lonely Coast, Arne Pihl, Interrupture, Chris McMullen and Steve Withycombe, Daryle Conners, "Awesome", South Meadow Cabaret, dk pan/NKO, Doug Nufer, ticktock with Sculpture by Miguel Edwards, Ellen Welcker, Eric John Olson, Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia, Greg Bem, ilvs strauss, Jennifer Law and Toby Cohen, Jenna Bean Veatch, Jodee Adams-Moore, John Boylan, Josh Peterson, Kate Fernandez, Fruition Productions, Kathleen Skeels, Keely Isaac Meehan, Kelly Igoe, Ken Turner, Kristin Tollefson, Laura Becker and Evan Blackwell, Mandy Greer, Maridee Slater, Meg Hartwig, Mike Katell, Mike McCracken, soikowski research/performance, Rick Araluce, Robb Kunz, Sara Edwards, Sarah DeWeerdt, Sarah Ferreter and Katherine Wimble, Sarah Kavage and Adria Garcia, Saskia Delores, Vis-a-Vis Society, Stephen Roxborough, Steve Leroux, Bear and Beaster, Susan Balshor, Valet Design, Titanium Sporkesta, Tom de Beauchamp