Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Curating Franke Tobey Jones Senior Art Show

Have been working on this show since August and
it has now taken wing.  First hung the show at
Franke Tobey Jones in October and now is hanging
in the Tacoma Art Museum.  Lots of compliments for
a very talents group of Washington State artists.
Reception is Thursday night - Tacoma's Third Thursday
Juror's panel will be featured at the reception.
This year's jurors are
Becky Frehse
Dane Gregory Meyer
Patsy Surh O Connell
A thank you to each for the diligent effort in choosing
the best of our 216 submissions.
Also a huge thank you to JJ Hudson who has been the
administrator for the show at FTJ and to Sarah Idstrom for
her far reaching vision in promoting senior artists this past 9 years.
This show could not have happened without their invaluable

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pacific Grove, CA The Language of Flowers

Floral Still Life

"The Language of Flowers”
In celebration of Emily Dickinson
December 3, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015
Opening Reception:
Friday, December 5, 2014 5:30-7:30PM
Featuring harpist Eleanor Bennett-White

Featuring the Art of
Patti Bond, Anne Downs, Debra Ferreboeuf , Sylvia Gardner, Jerry Ginsburg, Yolanda Gurries,
Tim Kelly, Dayton Knipher, Briana Lyon, Stephanie Martin, Marie Massey, Barbara Mellin,
Marli Melton, Susan Mendelsohn, Tom Montan, Chester Ng, Erika Perloff, Claire Phillips,
Julia Seelos, Murray Wagnon, Julia Watson, Cindy Wilbur, Rowan Wolnick

Flowers have reigned for centuries as the messengers of love, gratitude, remembrance, and friendship. Emily Dickenson often meaningfully referred to flowers and plants in her poetry. Victorians commonly referenced flowers, trees, mosses and leaves to send nuanced messages. The Language of Flowers is an exhibition of two-dimensional artwork inspired by the writings and poetry of Emily Dickinson and the meanings with which we have invested flowers since ancient times.

Harbor History Museum - Peninsula Art League Juried Show

Silent Misty Morning                                              Dayton K Knipher, 2014

"Silent Misty Morning" was juried into Peninsula Art League's 2014
annual show at the Harbor History Museum.

On exhibit
September 26 thru
November 16 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Night at the Carnival opens to rave reviews

Mark and I got the show installed at Northwind.  My install was pretty involved with 2 slide shows and a video to set up, but all went well and things look great.  We had a wonderful reception with 150 to 200 people in attendance.  Yay!!!  
One attendee wrote to a mutual friend "I thoroughly enjoyed my "night at the Carnival" without the traveling, parking, walking and lines.  I just immersed myself in the carnival.....the colors are still twirling in my head.  Bravo!!!!"
next opening at
6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA  98103
Show opens on Sept 3 and runs through Oct 3 2014
Opening Reception is 
Friday, Sept 12  from 7pm to 9 pm

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Northwind Arts Center July 2014

American Carnival
Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, July 2014,  
"A Night at the Carnival" - Traveling Exhibit with 3D artist Mark Lubich

Mark and I have been working on this themed show for over 2 years now.  We have traveled to carnivals, strategized, planned and produced artwork for this show and we open July 4th at Northwind for a month of fun at the carnival.

Harbor History Museum 2013

Peninsula Arts League Annual Juried Show 2013

Target Practice         Racing on Silver Wings                                              

The Corridor Gallery, Seattle, WA 2013

The Corridor Gallery
Throughout 2013 Tashiro Kaplan's Corridor Gallery at
306 S. Washington St., Seattle,
exclusively showcased Artist Trust EDGE graduates.  Building management provided this space free for an entire year in order for EDGE Graduates to show their work.  Corridor Gallery is in the heart of the arts district in the same building as 4Culture, Gallery 110, SOIL, SHIFT, Gallery 103, Gallery 104 and many others.  First Thursday Artwalk in Seattle happens primarily in this building and visibility for our art was tremendous.  It was a fabulous opportunity for EDGE graduates to have the entire year to showcase their work in the Corridor gallery space.  We have a Facebook page of shows that have exhibited in throughout 2013  https://www.facebook.com/pages/EDGE-at-the-Corridor-Gallery/552116681484849

Curators of the Corridor Gallery were Dayton Knipher (14 months), Lisa Pollman (11 months), Malpina Chan (11 months), and Katy Krantz (9 months).   Guest curators were Akiko Masker, Lita Kenyon, Deborah Kapoor, Cathy Fields, Ellen Hochberg and Anna Macrae.  All curators with the exception of Lisa are EDGE graduates and volunteered their time and expertise in order to make each show possible. 

Center on Contemporary Art - 2013 Shows

This marked the first showing of a piece from a series Mark Lubich and I have been developing this past year titled "A Night at the Carnival."  Now that it is July of 2014 we are ready to install this show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA.  More on this show soon.  Here is my juried entry to "Collision"

Center on Contemporary Art

Like a Rolling Stone - CoCA 24 Hour Marathon 2012

After showing two pieces in CoCA's "Show Us Yours" exhibit in October 2012, my proposal to be the first photographer to participate in their 24 Hour Marathon was accepted through a juried application process. This was their 20th marathon.The challenge for the artists was to create completed works of art in a very short 24 hour turnaround. Armed with my camera, computer, printer, and other supplies needed to create, produce, print and frame my pieces, I descended on Seattle Design Center and CoCA's gallery space for the long haul.  Below are the pieces I create for the event and sold at CoCA's auction the next night.  Many thanks to Ray Lemery who was my point person and trekked back and forth from SDC and Costco with test prints and ran errands for me as needed.  I felt it worked well and hope the CoCA will again consider having a photographer as part of the mix. Created the first two from an odd contraption parked on the railroad tracks.  Never did find out what it is used for. 






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Harbor History Museum

13th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition

This year I was thrilled to learn that all three of my entries had been juried into this show.
Below are my three pieces and pics of the artist reception in August

Prop at Rest                     Headed for Home                     Nevermore

Tacoma Community College Gallery
10th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibit
September 17 to October 26th

Aquatic Blast was juried into this well received show

Aquatic Blast shows at TCC's 10th - I was also in the 7th Annual  

"Night Commerce" in the Burke Museum

International Conservation Photography Awards Exhibit
Burke Museum - Seattle Washington
 Up through November 25th, the International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit is a world class show.  My piece "Night Commerce" won Honorable Mention in the Puget Sound At Risk category.
All the winners are now posted on the ICPA website under Galleries - 2012 winners. 
Here's the link  http://www.icpawards.com/

International and Washington State Photography Competitions Washington Salon

72nd Northwest International Exhibition of Photography and Washington State Photography Competitions
These shows ran concurrently at the Washington Salon, Puyallup, WA.  Western Washington Fair hosted these exhibits.  The Fair had well over 1 million visitors in 2012.  I won an Honorable Mention in the International Competition and 2 Honorable Mentions in the Washington State competition.  Of the 8 images I entered, 7 were juried into these competitive shows.  I was very pleasantly shocked at my showing with an over all field of more than 300 photographers and more than 1,000 images, it was amazing that my photos were chosen and won several awards.

Here are the links to view the show results  http://www.thefair.com/_assets/c1b6b322a48f55d4a89ae3cc348e95dd/2012_PhotoSalonCatalog_WEB.pdf


Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Busy Season

Summer into Fall has been a very busy and rewarding season this year.  After posting about my image in the Burke Museum, I had the wonderful news that all three of my entries in the Maritime Show at the Harbor History Museum had been accepted for exhibit.  While I have been in this show in past years, I have never had all my submissions get in the show.  What a wonderful surprise.

As a curator of "A Celebration of Washington Artists" at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, I was very pleased with the hanging of the show and the enthusiastic response we have had.  Celebration is a collective showing of artists graduating from Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development program.  Spanning 9 years, we had

Friday, June 22, 2012


Working for Artist Trust

I am thrilled to have been invited to become a part of Artist Trust wearing several different hats simultaneously.  http://www.artisttrust.org/


On July 7th I will be giving my first Artist Trust presentation to a group of Olympia artists as part of the newly formed program titled "Artist Trust At Large". Here is a flyer of this presentation. If you are in that area and wish to learn more about Artist Trust - please feel free to join the group - this is a free event

I was invited to help curate this upcoming Artist Trust exhibit.  Woo Hoo!!!
The Washington State Convention Center in Seattle invited Artist Trust to hang a show in their public gallery space from July 21st through October 21st 2012.  Artist Trust decided to showcase their EDGE program graduates. I am a 2008 EDGE grad myself.
Actually, in 9 years of EDGE there have been over 450 graduates from this wonderful program - but 450 artists to curate is a lot of work!!!!  There are several of us working on this divided up by year.  I am curating years 2006-2008.  Curators and the AT staff person overseeing us are:
MalPina Chan in Olympia,
Dayton Knipher in Tacoma,
Cathy Sarkowsky in Seattle
Natasha Marin also in Seattle,
Exhibit Intern, Lisa Pollman and
Nichole DeMent - Artist Trust Program Manager
This has been so much fun and I love seeing all the art coming through cyberspace. 

More on this event as the jury process begins and final art is chosen.