Thursday, September 30, 2010

FIVE VIEWS and Lynnwood Exhibits are up!!!

Exhibit curated by Dayton K Knipher
Five Views
Bremerton WA
Collective Visions Gallery (CVG) in Bremerton now is showing an exhibit I curated featuring 4 other artists and myself.  "Five Views" showcases the art of Mark Lubich, Andrew Noel, Myra Gates, Steve Russell and 7 of my own pieces.
Artist reception; October 1st - during Bremerton's First Friday Artwalk and show will be up through the end of October.
Address: 331 Pacific Ave.  Bremerton WA - just two blocks from the ferry in downtown Bremerton
Hours: Tuesday - Sat 10-5 Sun 1 - 5
Here's what has been written about our show
"Five Views is an eclectic and exciting combination of photography and photographic art, fused glass, digital art and oil on canvas media to delight the eye and whet the palette for art.

Dayton K Knipher’s intriguing mirrored image photography and Myra Gates’ digital art trick the eye and beg closer examination, while Mark Lubich’s fused glass dazzles with mixed color and social commentary.

Photographer Steve Russell takes a plunge into the secret life of bugs and comes up with some amazing shots and Andrew Noel’s oils harken back to the impressionists but also bring a fresh and contemporary approach to landscapes of our region."

Hope you can join us in CVG’s October Boardroom exhibit and bask in each artist’s dynamic approach to both nature and human experience. All are unique, engaging and complimentary to the whole.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood, WA
Lynnwood Library Gallery
19200 44th Ave W.
September 27 - November 18
Artist Reception Saturday October 2nd from 11 to noon.

My piece titled "Intricate Fern" was juried in to this show.  Here's what I said about my piece:
"I love getting out in nature and photographing all her fascinating intricacies. I then use mirrored images of my original photo to create my abstract art. Intricate Fern shows such complex shadings of green, I felt it truly was a “study in green” as well as a gentle reminder of nature’s delicate balance and the need to preserve it."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

70th Year - Northwest International Photography Competition

I am honored and thrilled to have been juried into this prestigious photographic competition this year.  My piece can be viewed in the projection section of the international photography salon at the Western Washington Fair (consistently ranked in the top 10 fairs in the world!!!).  Over 1 million visitors attend the Fair and many of these visitors make a point to view the photography competition each year (myself included as I have attended the Fair for over 20 years) 

Never thought I would one day be a part of this amazing exhibition of photographers with entries from all over the world.  I can't wait to see it installed!  Here's the link and text from the Photo Salon section on the Fair website
Photo Salon
This exhibition has been part of the Fair for 70 years. It is one of the top photo exhibitions held in the Pacific Northwest, and is approved by the Photographic Society of America (PSA.) This esteemed society will present 11 PSA Medals and twelve citations may be given for outstanding prints and digital images in each section. Four special Fair medals along with other special awards and ribbons will be presented. Located on the second floor of the Pavilion, view the winning graphics and enjoy the works of some of the world’s best photographers. Slide shows are scheduled daily.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

"NEXT" Fine Arts Show at the 2010 Anacortes Arts Festival

Yesterday was the artist reception for "NEXT" the 2010 Fine Arts show at the Anacortes Arts Festival.  This show is considered one of the finest in the area with top notch artists juried in each year. Competition judge Esther Luttikhuizen - public art curator and gallery manager with 4Culture (King County) - told me she loved my pieces with Yellow Pulse as her favorite.  The reception was well attended and brimming with wonderful art, good food, music and comraderie.

Show and festival schedule -
"NEXT" runs through August 8th and is located in the Shed - a large building at the far end of Commercial Avenue.  Last building on the left before hitting the water.
The Anacortes Arts Festival runs August 6-8 and features 250 booth artists, music, food and youth activites
check it out on their website -

A new exhibit I curated for the Seattle Design Center features the art of 17 Artist Trust EDGE graduates.  This is a continuing show in the RISE Gallery (showroom Suite 258) through the end of September.  SDC is a 40,000 square ft design mecca and well worth taking a trip to explore design showrooms and artist gallery space.
SHINE Exhibit - July 5 - September 30
Seattle Design Center - RISE Gallery
5701 6th Ave S - Suite 258

Monday, June 21, 2010

Burke Museum Opening

June 19th was the opening day of the exhibit at the Burke Museum's International Conservation Photography Awards competition where, out of a field of 1,500, I won an honorable mention for my photo "Who's Minding the Shore?"
International Conservation Photography Awards
Opening reception Friday June 18th - 7 - 9
Show ends Sept 30
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Northeast 45th Street & 17th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-5590

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Event photos and links

May 21st, I showed my work in Traver Gallery as the culmination of a training by Artist Trust called "I Am An Artist"
photo taken by buddy Steve Russell as I presented to the gathering.

June 5th was the opening to my Featured Artist exhibit in Seattle at Art/Not Terminal Gallery at 2045 Westlake Ave.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

July/August exhibits

Great News
I just found out I was juried into the Anacortes Arts Festival end of July and first part of August!! This is a wonderful opportunity to reach a new audience and quite an honor to be juried into this show. I am especially pleased that 3 of my 5 entries were chosen.

Here are my pieces that will be on exhibit from July 30th through August 8th.

Yellow Pulse


Saturday, May 15, 2010

May/June exhibits and awards

Listed below are great things going on with my art through the month of June
Traver Gallery - Tacoma
Seattle Design Center - Seattle
Art/Not Terminal Gallery - Seattle
Burke Museum - Seattle
Traver Gallery Artist ReceptionThis coming Friday night - Traver Gallery (in Albers Mill next to the Museum of Glass) is hosting a party for 13 artists who participated in Artist Trust "I am an Artist." We will each have a short presentation of our work and everyone will have the fun of a fine reception put on by Traver Gallery.

Reception is from 6 - 9, Friday May 21st.
Address to Traver is 1821 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3201
253) 383-3685
One of my pieces on display -

Mexican Puzzle

RISE - an exhibit with a mission.
Seattle Design Center - hours 9:00 to 5:00 mon - fri
Suite 258
5701 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108-2521
I was the exhibit coordinator of this well received show.  RISE is an exhibit of 26 Artist Trust EDGE Program graduates and showcases more than 100 original Contemporary Artworks in Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Encaustic, Bronze, Glass and Mixed Media. RISE is Artist conceived, designed and executed and benefits the Rise n’ Shine Foundation which offers support programs for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS.

An added plus is both SOIL and Fetherstone (top notch Seattle galleries) have temporary galleries as well on the 2nd floor - so over 60 artists displaying several hundred pieces can be viewed through the month of June at Seattle Design Center. Come and feast your eyes on all that wonderful art!!!
5701 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA

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Art Not Terminal Gallery
The month of June I will be the featured artist with over 20 pieces on exhibit
Opening Reception is Saturday June, 5th 7 - 10
Show ends June 30th
It would be really great to see you at the opening - another plus for coming by A/NT Gallery or coming to the opening is they are having their annual photography competition in June as well. There should be some really outstanding photographs
2045 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 233-0680
The Burke Museum of Natural Historyon June 18th there is an opening reception for an exhibit in the Burke Museum.
"International Conservation Photography Awards" is an Art Wolfe sponsored exhibit of some of the finest conservation photographs in the world.
My picture of a Commencement Bay superfund cleanup site took honorable mention.

International Conservation Photography AwardsOpening reception Friday June 18th - 7 - 9
Show ends Sept 30

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Northeast 45th Street & 17th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-5590

Hope to see you at one of these events!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February through May events

February News
The month of February "God's Eternal Flame" was at La Familia Gallery in their exhibit titled "Reinventing the Wheel" , . Met artist Kelly Clark at the artist reception on the 4th and later purchased a piece of hers titled "Our Lady of Quiet Tidings."

On February 20th I volunteered for the Artist Trust Auction at the Seattle Center, Fisher Pavillion. Lots of fun, great attendance and a very successful fundraiser for Artist Trust.

March News
In March I am exhibiting "God's Eternal Flame" in Art/Not Terminal Gallery in Seattle.
Also in March I branched out in my art by resurrecting a beautiful cherry wood rocking chair, probably from the 20's, for the nonprofit Northwest Furniture Bank. After gluing, filling, painting and re-upholstering - I donated my chair, titled "Resurrection Day" to The Chair Affair, NW Furniture Bank's charity auction, I am grateful to Dave and June Scott for donating the print for my piece "The Cross of Christ" both on canvas for upholstering and on a t-shirt for me to wear the evening of the gala auction.

Tacoma Art Museum. Fun!!

Resurrection Day by Dayton Knipher

April News
April will be a busy month. I am showing in an Artist Trust EDGE graduate show titled "RISE," also on Vashon Island in Two Walls Gallery - "Foolery," at the Tacoma Art Museum - "The Secret Language of Animals" photography competition, and at the Western Washington State Fair Grounds in the Tacoma Photographic Society Spring competition.

RISE is a 26 artist exhibit of Artist Trust EDGE graduates and I am co-coordinator of this exhibit. We will be transforming a donated showroom at the Seattle Design Center into our gallery exhibit. As Exhibit Coordinator - it is my job to gather all the info for each artist and install the show. RISE info can be found on our website

RISE opens April 19 and runs through May 20. Artist reception and Auction on Saturday, April 24th. Other artist's galleries also showing at the Seattle Design Center are SOIL and Fetherston. This should be a very fun event.

Also in April, I was juried into a show on Vashon Island titled "Foolery" Pieces on display at Two Walls Gallery - 17600 Vashon Hwy. S - are "Harbor Spires" and "Mexican Puzzle"

Artist Reception - Friday April 2nd - 6-9 pm

Harbor Spires
Mexican Puzzle

Tacoma Art Museum, in conjunction with their exhibit "The Secret Language of Animals" is holding a photographic competition where I have 5 pieces entered. These entries are on view in the lobby of TAM through April 25th's TAM Festival. then click on Exhibits and go to the Secret Language of Animals.

Cleo is starring in several photos in this exhibit (see below)

At the Western Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup - Tacoma Photographic Society is hosting their annual Spring photographic competition. I am entering 5 pieces this year. Here are two.

Longing for the Sea
Summer Rose

Tacoma Photographic Society's competition is April 15th - 18th.

By the end of May - I'll definitely be ready for a rest!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January Gallery Exhibits

The month of January, out of a field of 150 entrants, I had three of my photos chosen for the Yakima Light Project and recieved the Larson Gallery Guild Award for my photo "Light of Day - Shadows." In October, while showing my work in Ellensburg at Wineworks, I drove to Yakima on a quest for worthy light filled photos in preparation for entering this competiton, so I am thrilled that my extra effort for this photo shoot turned out so well.

The jurors stated "we looked at each image to determine the relative expression of "light", the technical quality, the artistic quality, and if it was successful in communicating what the Light Project wanted to represent about Yakima. . Also googling my name will show links to news articles about the Yakima project and other newsworthy events in showing my art.

"Light of Day Shadows", "Light of Day -Fred Redmond Bridge", and "Reflected Architecture - Albers Mill" in Tacoma, WA are on display the month of January in the Peggy Lewis Gallery, Yakima, WA.

As we head into February, "God's Eternal Flame" was juried into the La Familia Gallery show titled, "Re-inventing the Wheel." and will be in Seattle's artwalk on Thursday, Feb. 4th This piece will be on exhibit the month of February at La Familia Gallery.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Going Live January 2010

September - December 2009
Ended the year on a high note.
Fellow Artist Trust EDGE artists exhibited a traveling show titled "On the Verge."

In September 14 of us installed at Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton then in December we moved to University of Washington Tacoma's Iron Gallery.

Press coverage for our show included
Tacoma's News Tribune -
chose the link to the Iron Gallery article

T.V. coverage on Seattle channel "The Art Zone" drag the bar toward the end to view our coverage.

In December I also culminated my year long residency as curator of Tacoma Art Place. I curated 13 shows with numerous Pacific Northwest artists and, in June, was proud to curate TAP Gallery in Tacoma's Metal Urge extravaganza. I finished my residency with a show of my newest pieces and shared the gallery with an up and coming fused glass artist, Mark Lubich.

Our show was a resounding success, and Mark and I are already planning further artistic collaborations in 2010.

Other shows these last few months include
Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA - annual juried show
Belltown Art Walk, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ellensburg Art Walk, Wineworks, Ellensburg, WA
Frank Tobey Jones, juried senior show, Tacoma, WA
Tacoma's Art At Work, Studio Tour and Art Slam
Pierce College, Pierce Arts, Lakewood, WA

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