Second Saturday TK Open Studio

The Best of Shift

2nd Saturday Reception, December 14, 2019 3-5pm

Shift Gallery will be presenting “The Best of Shift” for our December exhibition programming. Please join us in celebrating the broad range of diverse media and rigorous content that the 21 member artists have to offer. This annual group show will feature a sample of some of our “best work”, that makes us uniquely Shift.

Karen Klee-Atlin & Colleen Maloney with Linda Katz

Artist Talk – September 14, 2019 2-3pm

Shift warmly invites you to an artist talk by Karen Klee-Atlin at 2:00pm and Colleen Maloney with poet Linda Katz at 2:30pm during this month’s Second Saturday at Shift.

Anne Marie Nequette & Robin Arnitz

Artist Talk – Saturday August 10, 2019, 2pm & 2:30pm

Leah Gerrard

Artist Talk – Saturday July 13, 2019, 1pm

Twined #3

Becky Street & Amanda Sweet

Artist Talk – Saturday June 8, 2019 at 1pm

Shift warmly invites you to artist talks by Becky Street and Amanda Sweet at 1:00pm during this month’s Second Saturday at Shift.

Spring Tide, Amanda Sweet

Big Pink Vase, Becky Street

Anna Macrae & David Traylor

Artist Talk – Saturday May 11, 2019 at 2pm

Garden For Daisy

Shift warmly invites you to artist talks by Anna Macrae and David Traylor at 2:00pm during this month’s Second Saturday at Shift.

Gardens embody balance, color and order but also chaos, disorder and complexity. Gardens also
represent the history and stories of the people who have built them. Serenity, romance, art and power can all be expressed and experienced in gardens.

Using the metaphor of gardens and landscapes as a starting point, Anna Macrae and David Traylor have
created paintings, ceramics and mixed media constructions.

Anna Macrae is a British born artist, who was raised in a family of artists and gardeners, and
continues in that tradition.  Her art and garden overlap in her need to build, find solace and become
immersed in the physical process of creating beauty from mud.  She is interested in the notion of making a living footprint representing a small moment in time that takes a lifetime to take root.

David Traylor is a visual artist and landscape architect who makes gardens and landscapes, both real
and imaginary.  He is interested in how places are defined through their presence, are defined or marked through narrative (their stories, histories and interpretations) and through context (how they fit into the bigger world).

Anna Macrae

 

David Traylor

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Susan Mask & Patrice Donohue
Artist Talk – Saturday April 13, 2019 at 2pm

Reclamation & Reappearance

Shift warmly invites you to artist talks by Susan Mask and Patrice Donohue at 2:00pm during this month’s Second Saturday at Shift.

Susan Mask’s Statement:  Oberlin Village, a freedman’s community formed after the Civil War, played a significant role in the social and political development of African Americans. Reclaiming history through genealogy and the stories of people who persisted in the face of challenges both fascinates and inspires me for the lessons they provide today. The Windows of Oberlin is a photograph of a 150-year-old Oberlin home. The portrait, Imagining Viney, is rendered on the deed to property that a resident business woman fought a legal battle over and won. My work includes figures, influenced by gestural style, using pencil, ink, watercolor, and mixed media.

Windows of Oberlin

Patrice Donohue’s Statement:  This show features new work that is a dramatic departure from my recent work of large, dense, dark conceptual pieces, to work that emerged first with red and orange and then lots of blue, and the eventual appearance of clouds. This work came as I was emerging from a period of deep personal and political grief and what better symbol to be given than clouds. Clouds are part of an endless, reciprocal exchange between the heavens and the earth, as is life and death; and are marvelously universal in their ability to transcend human differences and provide us a beautiful common experience.

Cloud 1

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Karey Kessler &
Lynda Harwood-Swenson

Artist Talk – Rescheduled for Saturday February 23 at 2:00pm

Land of Nowhere & Between Place and Thought

Shift warmly invites you to artist talks by Lynda Harwood-Swenson and Karey Kessler at 2:00pm during this month’s Second Saturday (re-scheduled due to snow) at Shift.

Harwood-Swenson’s “Land of Nowhere” is a fantastical place of beauty, with lush fields of grass, trees, ocean and sky. It also suggests a lost place, a “no mans land” with reflections on feminism, climate change and loss. Through an installation of 12 monoprints on vellum titled Ocean, Ocean, and other prints of landscape, there is an immersive atmosphere for reflection and to ultimately ask the question, where do we go from here?
Through the works in “Between Place and Thought” Kessler explores the spaces between: between place and thought, between space and time, between the external world around us and the worlds within. Her paintings use the imagery of cartography to create a network of thoughts about the environment, the expanse of geologic time, and the vastness of the cosmos and the world. She sees the sacred in the mundane, to be present and full of awareness about the external world we live in and her own internal world that remembers and forgets.

Karey Kessler, This is the Mystery (detail), watercolor on Korean rice paper, 1×2 ft., 2018

Lynda Harwood-Swenson, Sticks and Stones 1 & 2, cyanotype, 36×24 in.

We at Shift are privileged to be in a building bursting with creative energy. While you’re here, please be sure to visit our talented neighbors in the TK Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

Ellen Hochberg: Studio 101, http://www.ellenhochberg.com
Joseph Steininger: Studio 102, http://www.josephsteininger.com
Studio 103: Studio 103, http://www.studio103gallery.com
Juan Alonso-Rodriguez: Studio 104, http://juanalonsostudio.com
Jody Joldersma: Studio C, http://www.jjoldersma.com
CoCA: 114 3rd Ave S, http://cocaseattle.org
CORE Gallery: 117 Prefontaine Pl S, https://www.coregallery.org
Gallery 110: 110 3rd Ave S, https://www.gallery110.com
METHOD Gallery: 106 3rd Ave S, https://www.methodgallery.com
ZINC Contemporary: 119 Prefontaine Pl S, http://zinccontemporary.com


Jodi Waltier
Artist Talk
Saturday April 14, 2018 at noon

312 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Evaporation Diaries

Shift warmly invites you to an artist talk by Jodi Waltier at noon during this month’s Second Saturday (April 14th) at Shift. Below is Waltier’s statement, a poetic glimpse to what you will hear!

Persistance, Iron-Cotton-Indigo

Artist Statement:
Listening to Pages Already Written

Floating  in  a  slurry  of  acrid  decay  these  were  the  lucky  ones  that  got  away. If  it  had  not  been  for  the  structural  degradation  of  the  neglected  trusty hardware  store  bucket that  had  seen  and  been  privy  to  way  too  much  back  breaking  underappreciated  labor over  the  course  of  a  quarter  of  a  century  these  soldiers  of  fortune  would  have  been  content to  be  tossed  into  some  Portland  cement  at  the  end  of  a  very  long  day  graced  with  the  resolve that  at  some  moment  a  lunatic  with  a  sledgehammer  might  get  the  hare-brained  idea  that  those cast  off  concrete  chunks  dumped  by  the  side  of  the  road  might  make  a  swell  retention  pond french  drain  to  gather  what  little  rainwater  visits  us these  days. Just  patient  in  their  contentment  that  what  goes  around  usually  comes  back  around  and  might even  come  in  handy…


Stephanie Hargrave
Artist Talk
Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:00-2:00pm

312 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Beauty/Obeisance

Stephanie Hargrave will be giving an artist’s talk from 1-2 pm during this month’s Second Saturday (February 10th) at Shift.

In her show, Obeisance/Derision, Hargrave both honors and mocks. One section features an installation homage to nature using wood, encaustic, wire, paper, thread, yarn, sterling and clay. A second section features encaustic paintings and porcelain sculptures that mock the current administration. The body of work as a whole espouses the idea that art​ making itself is a political act. By persisting in a meaningful career that rarely pays well, ​the artist’s​ ​values are on display. She chose humble materials and employs several techniques considered ‘feminine’, like hand stitching and crochet, in response to the sexism within government, Hollywood, and throughout society.

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Dawn P. Endean
Artist Talk
Saturday September 16, 2017, 1:00pm

312 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Hear printmaker Dawn P. Endean speak about new work in her show Passing Through. Inspired by an unexpected encounter with a photo of a corpse, as well as a foray into her own family history, Endean’s figurative prints explore themes of transience, impermanence and transformation.

We at Shift are privileged to be in a building bursting with creative energy. While you’re here, please be sure to visit our talented neighbors in the TK Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. 

 

 

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Anna Macrae
Shift Gallery Open Studio
Saturday August 12, 2017, noon-5:00pm

312 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Shift Gallery invites you to visit us this Saturday, August 12th, during the Tashiro Kaplan Building’s Open Studio event.

Anna Macrae will be working in the gallery between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Macrae’s Fantasy Landscapes series will be on display, where bold color-field inspired paintings capture the essence of surreal landscapes. See her imaginary landscapes unfold as Macrae works on her paintings throughout the day.

 

 

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Karen Klee-Atlin
Saturday June 10, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm

Shift Gallery Open Studio

312 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Shift Gallery invites you to visit us this Saturday, June 10th, during the Tashiro Kaplan Building’s Open Studio event.

Stop by between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. to meet our featured artist: Karen Klee-Atlin.

In her new painting collection Procession Klee-Atlin mines what is tender and vivid in figurative images from vintage industrial first-aid training manuals

In On Water Klee-Atlin uses reductive and multiple woodblock printing techniques and etching to explore imagery found near her cabin in northern Ontario.

 

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Open Studio Event
Shift Gallery
312 S. Washington St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Shift Gallery invites you to visit us this Saturday, April 15th between noon and 5:00 pm during the Tashiro Kaplan Building’s Open Studio Event. 

This month Shift presents new work by Jodi Waltier. The exhibition, titled Crutch and Wince, runs through April 29th. With her inspired command of diverse media, ‪Waltier focuses on symbolic tide pools, cesspools and pools of doubt.