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Seattle Art Scene

Last Thursday was the downtown Seattle Art Walk. The dry, mid summer evening was perfect for taking in the local art scene. In the above photo, ceramic artist, Carol Gouthro, stands next to her piece titled Ripe #14. On display as part of a group show at the Pacini Lubel Gallery Scroll down to see additional images of Carol's work.

This group show features work from many of the gallery's amazing artists and I am humbled by the level of talent and quality of work represented. Here are some highlights from the evening... I have a few new paintings up in this show too.

Sanctuary, Alicia Tormey 2009 - Encaustic w/mixed media - 16 x 60

First Light, Alicia Tormey 2008 - Encaustic w/mixed media

Artist, Danielle Bodine, with a few of her mixed media pieces.

More Works by Danielle .......

Tall Transport Ginko Venture by Danielle Bodine

Mixed Media piece by Danielle Bodine

To see additional images of her work click here.

More work from Carol Gouthro...

Details from Carol Gouthro's Ripe #14

Ripe #4 - Carol Gouthro (my personal favorite)

Ripe #3 - Carol Gouthro - ceramic

To see more works by Carol Gouthro click here.

One of the most interesting shows of the night was a two person show at the Shift Collaborative Studio gallery in the TK Arts building.
Artists, Rickie Wolfe and Kamla Kakaria, have come together to create a small but compelling exhibition. It’s worth a look if you have the chance.

Artist, Rickie Wolfe, among her work at the opening of Call and Response

Another show that stands out in my mind is at the Grover Thurston Gallery where they are featuring the work of John Randall Nelson and Marianne Pulfer. I love the naive folk art style of Nelson's paintings but what really makes them interesting is the scale – the actual size of the painting below is 60” x 60”

Falsely Innocent by John Randall Nelson - on display at Grover Thurston

I find it reassuring to see the arts flourishing and buzzing with such intensity. In spite of the economy and really, in spite of most things, art for art’s sake is alive and well in Seattle!