Shift Pop Up Gallery
Saturday & Sunday, May 21st & 22nd
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1941 First Ave South (right next door to Macrina Bakery)
Pop in to the Shift Pop Up and shop for selected work from Shift Gallery artists. Paintings, Prints, Encaustics and more. Many smaller and unframed pieces available.
“The Printmaker’s Hand III”
This is the third exhibition of fine printmaking to be held at Northwind Arts Center and co-sponsored by Corvidae Press of Port Townsend. It is juried by Sam Davidson of Davidson Galleries, and showcases a wide range of styles and techniques being used by contemporary printmakers working in the northwest.There were 68 entries from printmakers in Washington, Oregon and California. Out of a total of 192 prints submitted, 54 were selected for the show, representing the work of 42 artists.
Shift Artist Dawn Endean will be teaching a 2-day Shellac Plate Printmaking Workshop at Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
10 am – 4 pm, August 14-15
Information and registration at: Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
Carmi Weingrod and Liz Tran will share images and stories about their month-long residency at the Babayan Culture House art-residency in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Sponsored by Seattle Print Arts. Refreshments served.
Sunday, March 8, 2-4pm
Magnuson Park Gallery
7448 63rd Avenue NE
Upstairs and down the hall from the Officer’s Club
Dawn Endean in the group show Paper + Pigment at the Bellevue College Gallery.
March 4th – April 8th. Opening reception March 4th, 4-7 pm.
Juried by Margaret Bullock, Curator of Collections and Special Exhibitions, Tacoma Art Museum.
Carmi Weingrod in the group show
The Meaning of Wood – curated by Suze Woolf
January 15-March 30, 2015
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Shift artist Daya Astor takes part in “Palettes, Warm or Cool?”
Art Exhibition and Gala
Wed Jan 28th, 3-5 pm
Show runs Jan, Feb, March
Gardens at Town Square, Bellevue; curated by EAFA Public Art program
Shift artist Daya Astor part of “Bountiful” show at Ida Culver House in Seattle, now until March 2015
Astor’s artwork also appears on the cover of the book, “Paying it Forward, The PhD Project: Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders in Business Through Academe”. Published July 2014.
Carmi Weingrod in 10x10x10xTieton Exhibition
An exhibition of powerful ideas in pared-down, sometimes playful forms
August 9-October 11
Receptions: August 9 & 23, October 11
Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton, WA
10x10x10xTieton Exhibition is a juried annual exhibition featuring works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension from around the world, in an array of media. This year’s call for entries saw 740 domestic and international entries from 252 artists. Juror Vicki Halper accepted 134 works from this pool, making for a tightly curated exhibition.
Two friends slow the clock to paint landscapes, portraits, and stills.
Show Reception: Saturday August 2, 5-8pm Show Runs: August 2 – August 30
Smith & Vallee Gallery
5742 Gilkey Ave
Edison, WA 98232
Open: Wed – Sun, 11am-5pm
Matteson’s work is also featured in “Funny Bone: Humor in Art” at University House, Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N. Seattle.
The show runs June 19th – Oct. 10th with an opening reception on Thursday June 19th 5:30 – 7:30.
Brooklyn Museum newsletter profiles Shift artist Daya Astor
Astor’s show “Gentrification” is on display at Shift through May 30th
“Brooklyn-born Daya Astor remembers the proud moment when she first knew she wanted to be an artist: at eight years old, she was chosen among her schoolmates to have her artwork exhibited at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. While in college, however, a sudden personal tragedy steered her and her studies into the direction of health care, where she became a registered nurse. In her 25-year career, Daya focused on international health care issues pertaining to women. Her nursing work has allowed her to serve diverse communities including those in India, California, and Seattle, where she now resides. However, Daya’s passion for art persisted and so she found many creative ways to incorporate art into her career as a nurse. Pairing her medical expertise and her creative eye, she’s designed an anatomical textbook, volunteered to facilitate art-making for people with chronic mental illnesses, and made artwork inspired by the human form. Most recently, Daya went back to school to complete an M.A. in studio art at New York University.
Although Daya is now a working artist in Seattle, she frequently travels to Brooklyn and comes to volunteer at the Museum whenever she can. When asked why she dedicates her time in the borough to volunteering, she responded, “The Brooklyn Museum experience touches on all the parts of me that I am passionate about: advocating for people with unique needs, working with people that want to express themselves, and instilling creativity into people of all ages.” She also noted the Museum’s dedication to community outreach, a practice she’s been passion about since her nursing days and the reason she decided to volunteer. Daya points out, “There are no walls between the Museum and its community.” Her enthusiasm for public engagement made her the perfect candidate for her first volunteer assignment, which was to stand by one of our graffiti pieces during a Target First Saturday, our most popular community event. Incidentally, making connections between street art and community is now an integral part of Daya’s art practice. She has a new art show coming up on May 1 in Seattle’s Shift Gallery entitled Gentrification, which is inspired by New York’s street art culture.”
The Stranger has taken notice of Shift’s April exhibition: Printmaker Carolyn Gracz and Curator Liz Patterson’s show of Aminata Dabo’s photos from Mali.
The “Figuratively Speaking” EAFA exhibition features the human figure, which has been depicted through the history of art, from prehistoric stick figures to the present modern styles of abstract, expressionistic or representational.
The Gardens at Town Square
933 111th Ave NE, Bellevue
Opening reception with wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music,
Wed. Jan 29 4-9 p.m.
Daya will also curate a show at Soul Food Cafe, Redmond, showing from March 16th – 31st. Titled “Black and White” it will showcase the work of Artists on the Edge, a group of people using art to explore, grow, heal and discover on their path to mental health. Daya has been offering workshops and art support to this group of artists for the last two years. This will be the third show of Artists on the Edge in the community, and is meant to educate, interest and give artists an opportunity to interact with the public through their unique art.
Dawn P. Endean
to exhibit in “Pushing Boundaries – Expanding Horizons: 10th National Print Competition and Exhibition”
The Janet Turner Print Museum, in collaboration with the California State University Art Gallery, presents the 10th Biennial Print Competition and Exhibition Mon., January 27 through Sat., February 22.
This year’s juror was Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director for the Bowdoin Museum of Art, former associate curator of prints and drawings for the Smithsonian and president of the College Art Association.
The Turner Print Museum is located in CSU, Chico’s Meriam Library and is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during exhibition dates. More information can be found online at The Turner’s website, www.janetturner.org
selected for Bainbridge Museum Exhibit
Pam Galvani’s handsome and harrowing tryptic commemorating the the December 2012 Newtown shooting tragedy that showed at year Shift exactly a year later has been selected for a special exhibition Jan. 18-March 9 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Twelve Years In the Woods: Arts studio Gallery, features Galvani and 25 other artists who showed for a dozen years at Art Grice’s Fletcher Bay Gallery, which closed last year. Galvani had four shows there.
Shift in the news…
Shift Gallery’s “Here & There” exhibit at Fresno’s Gallery 25 received a nice notice in the January 2nd edition of the Fresno Bee. Thanks to Gallery 25 for hosting us for the month of January.
Sculpture by Shift Artist Ed McCarthy purchased by city of Issaquah
The City of Issaquah has purchased a new piece by Shift member Ed McCarthy for a prominent outdoor location near one of their parks.
The 14 foot high, 220 lb. sculpture, titled “Wing on Wing” is composed of steel and enamel paint.
McCarthy combines a swirling vortex of swallows taking wing with an architectural column, creating a totem of sorts. The structure of the column contrasts with the fluidity of flight. The swallows, seemingly startled by the viewer, assemble into formation for a retreat to the sky.