Active Directions of the Mind
May
23
to Jun 23

Active Directions of the Mind

May 23 – June 23, 2019
Opening Reception: May 23, 2019, 6-8pm

Hend Al-Mansour, Diane Cionni, d’Anne de Simone, Kathryn Hart, Jody Joldersma, Katherine Mann, Jennifer McCandless, Mimi Ortisky, Ruth Owens, Allison Paschke, Simone Paterson, Laura Petrovich Cheney, Alice Pixley Young, Martha Sedgwick, Ann Stoddard, Marlana Stoddard Hayes, Vicky Tomayko, Ellyn Weiss, Holly Wong, and Mineko Yoshida

Curated by Alexis Wilkinson

The 2019 A.I.R. National Members exhibition, Active directions of the mind, highlights the ways in which attention can operate as an activated mode of questioning and care, as expressed by the artworks included.

To give attention to something is generous; it denotes consideration and observant care, and the artwork made by twenty of A.I.R. Gallery’s National Members demonstrates their orientation toward a thoughtful mode of attending to. They create artworks with a wide range of stylistic and material approaches, reflecting a plurality of experiences and perspectives that A.I.R. has historically embraced since its inception — a testament to the fact that we each see, hear, feel, experience, and perceive differently.

At its root, the term attention is defined by “active direction of the mind upon some object or topic,” a mind which is “stretching toward.” Considering that active minds do wander, the logic of the exhibition as installed in the galleries at A.I.R. is intended to allow the viewer to be guided by the artworks of the National Members, organized not by formal or thematic groupings but instead with adjacencies that are intended to amplify ideas, resonate formally, and reveal unexpected affinities. If we look closely, we might notice that, together, the works in the exhibition signal the ways that difference can spark generative dialogue.

Read the full press release here.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Free Workshop at Green River College

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?: Harnessing Inspiration Through Habit

“Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”

― Octavia Butler

Participants will be led through a series of exercises aimed at stimulating ideas and forming habits which can be used to inspire their own work. Some of these rituals include stream of consciousness sketching, image gathering, media osmosis, and naming pieces before they exist. In addition, various practical techniques conducive to experimentation will be demonstrated by the artist.

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Artist Trust Benefit Auction
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Trust Benefit Auction

The Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction is an annual gala fundraiser bringing together artists, community members, collectors, donors, and friends to celebrate Artist Trust's mission of delivering financial grants and business practice support to individual artists of all disciplines in Washington State.

The 2019 Benefit Art Auction will be held on March 30, 2019

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Artists // Animals
Aug
30
to Feb 17

Artists // Animals

Six artists will present a wide range of interpretations of the animals that co-exist with us on our planet, inspire our imagination and sense of fantasy, and inhabit our dreams and subconscious. These varied points of view will be on exhibit at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History from Thursday, August 30 (Member Preview) through February 17, 2019.

The animal images that are presented range from realistic to child-like, oddly humorous to whimsically disturbing. The wide range of styles and viewpoints is not surprising considering the differing backgrounds, experience, and education of the artists.

Member's Preview Thursday August 30th at 5:00pm

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Centers of Gravity
Jun
9
to Sep 23

Centers of Gravity

In science, a center of gravity is a point or place where an object can be balanced. The City of Shoreline’s first exhibition devoted to the creation of a permanent collection strives to create a balance of media and artistic backgrounds in keeping with a 21st century city with rapidly changing demographics.

The exhibition opens Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 5:00pm -7:30pm, at Shoreline City Hall, on the third and fourth floors with artists in attendance.

Participating artists: Gala Bent, Patti Bowman, Weldon Butler, Minh Carrico, MalPina Chan, Diem Chau, Maura Donegan, Shruti Ghatak, Justin Gibbens, Clare Johnson, Jody Joldersma, Amanda Knowles, BethAnn Lawson, Rich Lehl, Terry Leness, Vikram Madan, Carol Milne, Daphne Minkoff, Naoko Morisawa, Saya Moriyasu, Kemba Opio, Megan Reisinger, Jane Richlovsky, George Rodriguez, Samantha Scherer, Tee Gee Story, Thuy Van Vu. Matthew Whitney, Suze Woolf, Angie Yusef.

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Celebratory Group Show
Jan
11
to Jan 28

Celebratory Group Show

Let's celebrate the almost 8 years at Denny & Olive with a gorgeous group exhibit featuring some incredibly talented local artists that we've worked with over the years. 

Artists include Andie DeRoux, Braden Duncan, Cait Willis, Counsel Langley, Erin Kendig, Grant Rehnberg, Jody Joldersma, Joseph Patrick Gray-Smith, Krisna Schumann, Levi Hastings, Michael Alm, Michelle Anderst, Natalia Czajkiewicz, Stasia Burrington, Yoona Lee and more TBA!
Opens during Capitol Hill Art Walk Thur, Jan. 11th 5-9pm!

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Trading Card Art Show
Dec
2
to Jan 6

Trading Card Art Show

Affordable miniature works by an incredible lineup of 80+ top contemporary artists curated by Zoe Williams. Each trading card size (2.5"x3.5") will be priced at $100 each, with online sales to follow. Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2017. Show runs through January 6, 2018.

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