A.I.R. Gallery National Artists Exhibition

In the Secret Garden
National Artists Exhibition Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado

May 26 – June 26, 2016
Opening Reception: May 26th, 6-8pm

DUMBO First Thursday Art Walk: June 2nd, 6-8pm
Brooklyn, NY - May 2016

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present our annual National Members Exhibition that is curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado from El Museo del Barrio. In the Secret Garden, is a suvey of artistic trends and conceptual explorations by women artists throughout the United States.

Aranda-Alvarado says: This grouping of contemporary works by artists who happen to be women explores a broad spectrum of related imagery and thematic associations. The trope of the garden is used to underscore the relationships among artists working in dierent parts of the country and making works that can be explored together in meaningful ways.

This group of 18 artists are a part of A.I.R. Gallery’s National Membership Program which supports mid-career professional artists or emerging artists that show exceptional talent.

Artists in the exhibition are: d'Ann de Simone (New Haven, CT and East Lansing, MI), Elise Dodeles (Lamberville, NJ), Dani Dodge (Los Angeles, CA), Shannon Forrester (Somerville, MA), Melissa Furness (Denver, CO), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansing, MI), Jody Joldersma (Seattle, WA), Julia Kim Smith (Baltimore, MD), Mary-Ann Kokoska (Fort Collins, CO), Mimi Oritsky (Phildelphia PA), Ekaterina Popova (Wilmington, DE), Meghan Quinn (Los Angeles, CA), Patty Smith (Philadelphia, PA), Ann Stoddard (Adelphi, MI), Amy Swartele (Potsdam, NY), Erin Wiersma (Manhattan, KS), Joo Yeon Woo (Boulder, CO), Janet Decker Yanez (Nashville, TN), Mineko Yoshida (Charlottesville, VA).

What's Sex Got To Do With It? 2010

What's Sex Got To Do With It? 2010

Wish You Were Here 14 at A.I.R. Gallery

July 1 - 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 6-8pm

The proceeds from this exhibition of postcard sized works benefit the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists and other programs that serve A.I.R.’s mission to advance the status of women in the arts.

Wish You Were Here 14 exhibits original works by more than 300 artists including such artists as Barbara Zucker, Mary Grigoriadas, Lourdes Asencio, and Aaron Morgan. The 4” x 6” artworks were created and donated by A.I.R. Gallery artists, and hundreds of national and international artists from as far away as Australia, Israel, and Japan. These cards vary widely in style and media and encompass a broad spectrum of themes. Each card is signed and dated, often with a message on the back from the artist to the collector. All 4” x 6” art works are priced at $45 per piece.

"The First Encounter" 2014

"The First Encounter" 2014

City of Shoreline - 4th Floor Gallery

An essay by Public Art Coordinator David Francis on Billie Goats Gruff from the 4th Floor Gallery exhibit at the Shoreline City Hall.

"The eerie, gothic world of Jody Joldersma’s work makes it easily recognizable and points to its uniqueness. It’s not just the hybrid creatures that compel the viewer’s gaze but the collaged background of photographs and found-image landscapes, the dog-eared, torn and wrinkled urban location in Billie Goats Gruff, for example, that work together in ensemble to convey the profound “disquietude,” as the poet Fernando Pessoa described the feeling. The green monsters here are residents of the forgotten space beneath the bridge; they haunt such ignored spaces and seem to defy any desire for their removal. In this sense, the artwork encourages associations with current social issues like homelessness and poverty; the green figures are essentially the dispossessed and disenfranchised, the outcasts whose lives we do not value. It’s not just an urban space that Joldersma is intent on exploring, however, as nature is also very much in focus. The two white goats on top of the viaduct are part of the way nature over-grows infrastructure and limits our efforts at control (“climate change” artistically rendered as “climate decay”); the branches beneath the bridge also add to this effect. Joldersma’s world of human oddities, circus freaks, and other rejected humanoids on the fringes of society becomes a celebration (rather than a sorrowful or regretful eulogy) of all that remains mysterious and unknown. In her search for found images and photographs to use as homes for her cartoon-like menagerie, Joldersma also references childhood and the power of an imagination that insists on going to bed with the light on because the monster under the bed is so vibrantly real."

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4th Floor Artwork 
on loan from local artists 

Nicole Brauch 
Russ Glaser 
Jody Joldersma 
Savina Mason 
Naoko Morisawa

The show runs from April 20th through June 5th

Who Are You? at CoCA Seattle

I'll be part of a group show at CoCA Seattle from September 18th through November 7th.

Artists' Reception Thursday, September 18, 5-9pm 
Georgetown Gallery - See more at: CoCA Seattle

Randi-Ganulin  Inanna #2: Haven, 2014, Archival pigment print, 28 x 24"

Randi-Ganulin  Inanna #2: Haven, 2014, Archival pigment print, 28 x 24"

Our artist members' responses to the theme Who Are You? go so much deeper than the ubiquitous selfie. 

From conceptual investigations about the body to explorations of space and alternate universes, Who Are You? offers a broad range of artistic voices through diverse mediums including video and sketchbook, up-cycled and re-cycled, paint and even chocolate. Exhibition highlights include a painting that encases actual fruit flies, a concrete rubble duck infused with gold, dental x-ray viewers, and twisted tire tread re-shaped into an elegant abstraction. 3D glasses are encouraged. 

Artists' Reception 
Thursday, September 18, 5-9pm
CoCA Georgetown Gallery
5701 6th Ave S | Seattle Design Center, Suite P258 | 98108
Always free admission and parking

Who Are You? will run through November 7, 2014.
Gallery will be open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.

Participating Artists:

Judy Allen, Chris Anderson, Anonymous Artist, Kree Arvanitas, Daya Bonnie Astor, Jessie Baldwin, Laif Bannon, Michelle Bear, Jeremy Beliveau, Tyson Benard, Randal Bennett, Matthew Boulay, Daniel Boyer, Reginald Brooks, Tabitha Brown, Trina Carlson, Melissa Carter, Peter Ceccarelli, Jennifer Chin, Susan Christian, Sandra Collins, Brittany Connelly, Mary Coss, Grace Ann Cummings, Jessica Damsky, Philip Donahue, Dana Doran, Leslie Ebert, Chloë Feldman Emison, Janavi Folmsbee, Shawn Foote, Eliza Furmansky, Susan Gans, Randi Ganulin, Galen Garwood, Bill Gaylord, Beatrice Geller, Vanessa Godden, Ted Grudowski, Nate Herth, Peter Hiers, Emma High, Ellen Hochberg, Patrick Howe, John Hunter, Stephen Hunter, il, ben Ireland, Jody Joldersma, Jeanette Jones, David Julian, Michele Jurist, Lita Kenyon, Thendara Kida-Gee, George Kimball, Deborah Knetzger, Dayton Knipher, Melissa Koch, Mark Lubich, L. Kelly Lyles, Anna Macrae, Amirra Malak, Katie Maloney, Pamela Markman, Gabriel Marquez, Lucy Mae Martin, Holly Martz, Savina Mason, Emily McLaughlin, Anne Marie McNamara, Naoko Morisawa, Christopher Morrison, Joy Munt, Debbi Murray, Hanna Myers, Erika Norris, Patri O'Connor, June Olson, Jean Louise Paquin Allen, Trude Parkinson, Wanda Pelayo, Rosie Peterson, Carol Pettersen, Trung Pham, Alain Poussot, Sophie Pritchard, Lynne Rigby, Stephen Rock, Brenda Scallon, Garreth Schuh, Ray Schutte, j shagam, Kathleen Shannon, Patrick Slattery, Jeffrey Smith, Kristie Smith, Morgan Sobel, Dara Solliday, Phil Stoiber, Mimi Sturman, Brett Sutton, Craig Svare, Kalindi Thompson, Megan Treasure, Danielle Villegas, Judy Williams, Kathleen Woodward, Suze Woolf, Cynthia Yatchman, Paul Young, Alan Zalkin, and John Zimmerman

Amazons & Trolls!

Ghost Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new mixed media work by Seattle artist Jody Joldersma. Amazons & Trolls! Escaping the Dungeons of the Modern Monster will explore various takes on feminism and trolling. 

Exhibit opens Thursday, March 13th 5-8pm during the BLITZ Capitol Hill Arts Walk 
On view through Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Ghost Gallery has posted an Artist Interview with questions about these show.


11th Annual Wonderland Auction

Saturday, December 14, 6-10 p.m., EMU Ballroom (University of Oregon) Join Cascadia Wildlands, Mountain Rose Herbs, the University of Oregon Outdoor Program, and our community supporters for a classy "night on the town" in celebration of 15 years of conservation successes. The evening will feature live jazz by The Liaisons Duo, a gourmet buffet dinner by Ring of Fire, Ninkasi beer and local wines, dessert from Coconut Bliss and Vanilla Jills, and exciting live and silent auctions.

Facebook event page  |  Cascadia Wildlands Website

Connected at Cuchifritos Gallery in NYC

A small works show bringing together artists from coast-to-coast

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14 from 5-8pm
Exhibition Dates: November 14 – 20, 2013
Gallery Hours: Daily from 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Street Market)

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is pleased to presentConnected, a group exhibition featuring more than 20 contemporary artists from New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Connected brings together multidisciplinary work in the fields of painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography with the aim to create a dialogue between the practices of emerging artists on opposing coasts. The exhibition reveals the possibilities of merging disparate artistic communities on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a centuries old magnet for cultures around the world, while also offering collectors an opportunity to discover new artists and trends from other parts of the country.

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The Survival Girls Book Launch Party

 Come party for a wonderful cause! 

Wolfram Productions is thrilled to announce the book release of "The Survival Girls."

On Saturday, November 9th from 7-10 pm at Bungie Studios. Free food! Free drinks! 

The event will feature a special introduction with the author Ming Lauren Holden, first viewings of the book's original artwork by Jody Joldersma, and the opportunity to purchase limited edition print copies of the Survival Girls book. The silent auction promises some great swag from Bungie, too!

Hilary Clinton loves the Survival Girls. So does Anne-Marie Slaughter. Come enjoy free drinks, mingle with the author, and learn all about the incredible story of the Survival Girls. All proceeds go to the girls and their cause.

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CoCA 21st Century Art Marathon

I might be crazy but I'll be staying up for 24 hours on November 14th as part of the 2013 CoCA Art Marathon! Many great Seattle artists will be participating in the event.  All of the work created that night will be auctioned off! 

From the CoCA website: 

November 14, 9am - November 15, 9am
A 24 hour non stop art marathon, featuring 21 emerging and established artists starts at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 14, and ends at 9:00 am Friday, November 15.

Thursday, November 14, 7pm-9pm
Join us Thursday night at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club as we celebrate the artists of this very special 21st Anniversary edition of the Art Marathon. Meet the artists, watch them work, and get an early peek at works in progress! No ticket required for this preview event.

Friday, November 15, 6pm-7:30pm
See and bid on the brand spanking new artwork, enjoy the entertainment, and have a beverage and a fabulous dinner by Apulent Events + Catering while we get ready for the live auction at 7:30pm! Get your ticket below.

Friday, November 15, 7:30 - 9:00 pm (or so). 
Auctioneer David Silverman offers up the best of the best for your bidding. Take home a newly minted masterpiece! Get your ticket below.

More information and tickets can be found on the CoCA website.