April 9th, 2015 by Doree
Artists are requested to apply to become part of this year’s temporary outdoor art installation at Carkeek Park, just north of Greenwood. This year’s theme is “Propagation: Heaven & Earth VII.” Art will be in place from July 11 through Oct. 10.
In keeping with the spirit of the site, the organizers seek work that reflects an ongoing recognition of the precarious nature of the environment with attention to the metaphor of propagation, which is often associated with the production of plants (sowing seeds, grafting, and other forms of reproduction, multiplication, dispersal, pollination, etc.) but which can also be freely translated to reference human means of dissemination (such as internet memes and other forms of media transmittal). The organizers encourage experimental , kinetic, or interactive works that explore a broad range of contemporary interpretations of art and nature, including performance, new media, landscape interventions, installations, sound art, biomimicry, ephemeral work, and other interdisciplinary perspectives. We are particularly hopeful of proposals to project video into the urban forest from a secured location at the Park’s headquarters.
The Call is open to all artists (whether established or emerging), local, regional, national, or international. All work should have a minimal impact on the park and eventually leave “no trace” following removal.
Between 12 – 15 artists and/or artist teams will be selected from the pool of applicants and offered an honorarium of $300 – $700 depending on the proposal.
Deadline for final entries by midnight Saturday, May 2, 2015. Please send a check for a suggested $20 submission fee made out to Center for Environmental Art to: Carkeek Park Advisory Council, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle WA 98177. Please indicate “Heaven and Earth VII” on the check. The submission fee can be waived with a simple request to the curators and/or a sliding scale of paying what you can is perfectly acceptable.
Please send submissions to http://heavenandearthexhibition.org/submit/
Tags: art, Carkeek Park, Heaven & Earth art installation, parks
August 25th, 2014 by Doree
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is accepting submissions for its 2015 gallery season for visual artists working in 2D or 3D media for individual or group shows. Submission deadline is Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. More information and the online application are here.
The Phinney Center Gallery is located in the historic Phinney Center in Seattle, Washington. Our gallery shows are advertised to 17,000 local community members and 3,000-4,000 viewers visit the Phinney Center each month. Our gallery has approximately 100 linear feet of wall space (depending on configuration of walls), as well as display capacity for three-dimensional work in locked glass cases and pedestals. The gallery will provide insurance. Priority consideration for gallery shows will go to artists working in the Puget Sound area who are not currently represented by a commercial gallery.
Tags: art, Phinney Gallery, Phinney Neighborhood Association, PNA
June 25th, 2014 by Doree
Artist Matt Babcock‘s latest creation for the Heart of Phinney Park at North 67th Street and Phinney Avenue North is titled “Discobolos.”
This sculpture is a riff on the piece of the same name by the ancient Greek sculptor Myron. Myron’s Discobolos no longer exists and is only known through Roman copies. Babcock makes public art because he believes that public spaces reflect the ways communities and individuals think of themselves in relation to others and to the larger world.
Tags: art, Heart of Phinney Park, Matt Babcock
May 6th, 2014 by Doree
Hundreds of people will be strolling the streets of Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend for the “PhinneyWood Artwalk – The BIG One!”
More than 150 local artists will display their work at 78 businesses along Phinney-Greenwood avenues and nearby. Check out the map for a detailed list of all participating venues and artists. “The BIG One” runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday.
Some venues will also host live music, street performances, chalk art and children’s activities. (Most of those special activities will take place on Friday night.)
This used to be a standalone annual event; now it’s the main event of the monthly Art Up Chow Down Artwalks.
The PhinneyWood Artwalk is organized by the all-volunteer Greenwood Arts Council in collaboration with the Phinney Neighborhood Association. For more information, contact the Arts Council by calling 206-783-2244 or email email@example.com.
Please note: The streets will not be closed to traffic during the Artwalk, so drivers please be aware of all the folks walking through the neighborhood, and walkers please be aware of your surroundings.
Tags: art, artwalk, Greenwood Arts Council, Phinney Neighborhood Association
April 10th, 2014 by Doree
A-1 Pianos at 7020 Greenwood Ave. N. in Phinney Ridge is promoting its Friday night Artwalk event by having someone dressed in a gorilla suit handing out flyers tonight and tomorrow. An employee at the store tells us someone freaked out the last time they did this and called the police after seeing the gorilla hiding in the bushes and eating a banana.
The store’s artwalk theme is based on April Fool’s Day and is called “Bad Art Walk” and “features paintings by various artists from a private collection that is questionable, tacky, corny, campy…kitschy – or just plain ‘bad.’ There will be an opportunity to vote for the ‘baddest’ art entry.”
So, to recap, if you see someone dressed as a gorilla in the neighborhood today or tomorrow, it’s okay. But do send us a picture!
Here’s the gorilla buying a banana at Ken’s Market.
Tags: A-1 Pianos, art, artwalk
March 24th, 2014 by Doree
The sixth installation in the “Heaven & Earth” series of outdoor artwork at Carkeek Park just north of Greenwood will be on display from July 12-Oct. 29. This year’s theme is “As Above so Below.”
The exhibition is a collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, and the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA). Artists will receive a $500 honorarium.
CoCA will accept proposals for a wide variety of media for placement in a series of suggested locations viewable online (http://www.cocaseattle.org/carkeekphotos.htm). As Above so Below is open to all artists (whether established or emerging), local, regional, national, or international. All work should have a minimal impact on the park and eventually leave “no trace” following removal. Working in conjunction with its partners, CoCA will select up to 12 artists and/or artist’s teams from the pool of applicants and offer an honorarium of $500. CoCA will also publish a map and full color catalog of the exhibition, create a shared blog, archive the work on www.heavenandearthexhibition.org, and offer participating artists a one-year membership in CoCA. The 2014 exhibition will be guest-juried by Thendara Kida-Gee, Artist/Curator, and Paula Hoff, Strategic Advisor, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent’s Office. There is no fee to apply.
As Above So Below: Heaven & Earth 6 is one of the region’s only venues for site-specific artwork in an urban forest setting where part of the exhibit includes a walking tour of an hour or more. Spread throughout Carkeek Park’s 200-plus acres of urban forest in a series of clusters linked by trails, As Above So Below affords a prime opportunity to explore a broad range of contemporary interpretations of art and nature, including performance, new media, landscape interventions, installations, sound art, biomimicry, ephemeral work, and other interdisciplinary perspectives.
Deadline for final entries by midnight Saturday, May 1, 2014 PST. Please send submissions to http://www.cocaseattle.org/submission.php. View 2009 – 2013 exhibitions at www.heavenandearthexhibition.org.
Tags: art, Carkeek Park, Heaven & Earth
January 28th, 2014 by Doree
Artists will battle in a “Face Off” competition at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Bherd Studios Gallery, just down the block at 312 N. 85th St., Suite 101.
Artists will have 15 minutes to create work in each battle. Larkin, Face Off Champion 2013, is battling to hold on to his title with upstart challenger Braden Duncan nipping at his heels. Sensei 23 & Zach Bohnenkamp of Matamuros go head to head in “Float Like Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee” match, Angelina Villalobos, AKA: 179, takes on John Osgood in the “Battle of Signs” and then Joseph Brooks in the “Face Melter” match vs. Challenger TBA. Winner of each match will be determined by who generated the most for their piece in the live auction which happens after each match. All proceeds go directly to the artist. Be sure to come out to root for and to bid on your favorite artist and your favorite pieces. (Bidders should bring cash, no credit card machine available for this event).
Two artists battle in last year’s first Face Off event.
Tags: art, Bherd Studios Gallery, Naked City Brewery
January 16th, 2014 by Doree
The latest sculpture to take up residence in the Heart of Phinney Park at North 67th Street and Greenwood Avenue North is “Big Wet Dog” by local artist Matt Babcock.
It is made from powder coated steel. Babcock’s goal as a sculptor is to do a lot with a little, creating complex, changing impressions using simple forms and materials. He takes inspiration from the structure and behavior of his subjects. He makes public art because he believes that public spaces reflect the ways communities and individuals think of themselves in relation to others and to the larger world. To see more of Matt Babcock’s art, visit www.mattbabcock.com.
This sculpture is for sale, if interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: art, Heart of Phinney Park, Matt Babcock, Phinney Center, PNA
January 13th, 2014 by Doree
PhinneyWood neighborhood artist Kim David Hall will be featured on tonight’s KCTS’ PIE program, which features interesting tidbits about life and culture in the Pacific Northwest. Hall creates polymer sculptures for a living, but he’s being featured on PIE because of his eclectic art-filled home.
The episode will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, and rerun at 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It also will be available online after tonight’s broadcast.
That’s Hall on the right, below.
Thanks to Mike V for the pictures and tip!
Tags: art, artist, KCTS, Kim David Hall