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!!!

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