Friday, January 28, 2011


Arts & Heritage Day is coming next week - Wednesday, February 2.

Arts, culture and heritage need you in Olympia to show your support and attend meetings with your legislators!

Team Captains from around the state have been setting up appointments with your senators and representatives. Follow this link to the most current appointment times and locations and check back for updates.

The Arts & Heritage Day 2011 Issues Brief is currently being developed, and key bills are expected to be introduced this week and next. WSAA will finalize the list for Arts & Heritage Day on Monday, put it on the WSAA website and send it to A&H Day

To RSVP or get more information email or call Tracy Schreiber --
Thank you for the valuable work, energy and participation that you offer to our state every day!

See you in Olympia!

Arts & Heritage Day Schedule

Feb 1
5:00pm-7:30pm: Legislator Reception hosted by the WA Museum Association State Capital Museum 211 SW 21st Street, Olympia - all are welcome!

Feb 2
7:00am-8:00am: Heritage Caucus
Cherberg Building, Conference Rooms A/B/C

7:30am-2:00pm: Check-in Table
Cherberg Building, Conference Rooms A/B/C

All Day: Meetings with Legislators

11:45am-1:00pm: Luncheon with Legislators
Cherberg Building, Conference Rooms A/B/C
$15p/p payable to WSAA in advance by check mailed to:
1204 Minor Ave/Seattle, WA 98101

4Culture Artist Project Grants & CoCA

In tandem with its upcoming projects in outdoor environmental art at
Carkeek Park ("Heaven & Earth III") and in east-of-the-Cascades
exhibitions ("Across the Divide III") CoCA encourages artists to apply
for a 4Culture Individual Artists Project Grant, deadline March 9, Artists interested in
applying with CoCA as a venue can call or write curator David Francis
for more information:, (206) 851-9641.

Storefronts Seattle


Storefronts Seattle is now accepting applications for its three program tracks: Installations, Artist Residencies, and Creative Enterprise. Deadline for all applications is January 31, 2011 at 11:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Installations offer artists a temporary space to display any two-dimensional, three-dimensional or new media artwork. If you are interested in applying for the Installation track, find the application and guidelines here. Artists applying to the Installations track will use CaFÉ™, a Web‐based online application service.

Artist Residencies offer artists of any discipline the space to pursue new projects. Residencies are approximately 3 months in duration, with extensions possible dependent on space availability and number of applicants. Residency spaces are not open to the general public and do not house public events (such as performances or exhibits).

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January art walk featuring Sam Chasan

hosted by CoCA board member, Lauren Collins

The Loft
208 S Washington #200
Seattle, WA

Thursday, January 6 - 8-11:30 PM:
Please join us on your First Thursday in Pioneer Square excursions for the Loft's January salon- featuring works by Samuel.

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David Francis: Accreted Terrane

Spin's Barbershop
4501 Interlake Ave N #4
Seattle, WA 98103-6700
(206) 547.9667

December 31, 2010 to February 26, 2011:
Fifteen works by CoCA board member and PRATT instructor, David Francis. Two and three dimensional experiments in found objects and mixed media.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Printmaking NOW

curated by Jodie Nelson
( former director of the Friesen Gallery, and Board Member of Center on Contemporary Art )

110 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104
The exhibition will be up on January 6 2011, until January 29 2011.
First Thursday Artwalk Opening: January 6; 6-8pm
Reception and Discussion with the Curator: Saturday, January 8; 6-8pm

Printmaking NOW is an exhibition of prints, exploring the concept of ancient printmaking that is created using modern technology. This recently-recognized art form will be displayed in January 2011, at Gallery 110, Seattle. The exhibition will present work by Jan Cook, Monika Dalkin, Sally Ketcham, Maylee Noah, Amy Oates, Claire Renaut, Nancee Rostad, Ray Schutte, Jason Sobottka, Sonya Stockton, Li Turner and Stephanie Wilken.

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You know...Art doesn't just happen!

an installation by Suzanne Tidwell
( artist participant in Overgrowth and Understory - Cougar Mountain, summer 2010. )

Sammamish Starbucks trees - Winter December 18-March 20
After a bit of negotiating, Suzanne Tidwell and her partner, Beth Newfield, received permission to wrap several twenty-foot trees in front of East Lake High School with yarn panels and crochet snowflakes. The installation took fifteen hours for eleven volunteers, and cost $1,500!

Get in touch with Suzanne Tidwell
Call 425-829-8230
Follow her on Flickr and Facebook!

Find her at:
*artEast 24 Hour Marathon 9AM March 3- 9AM March 4, 2011.
*artEast Auction 7PM March 5, 2011

You can now purchase her art anytime through ETSY:

(Sammamish Review Article)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Robert Moses, He Knows Us

an installation by Gabriela Salazar
(CoCA 2009 East | West Emerging Artist Exchange Artist)

Opened Wednesday, December 15, 20019 at flatbreadaffair,180 Nevins Street #2, Brooklyn, NY (click here for map)
Open by appointment thereafter until February 5th. To contact the gallery for other showing times, please call 410.409.1216 or email

Gabriela is also featured in the following group shows in January:

2010 Studio LLC
Opening Wednesday, January 26 6-9 pm
January 26, 2011 – March 26, 2011
A review of artists’ works participating in 2010 Studio LLC Program.
Curated by Louise Barry

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY

Art Within Reach: From the WPA to the Present
Opening Reception Saturday, January 22 5-7 pm
January 19, 2011 – June 5, 2011
An exhibition of the paintings of children I had the pleasure to work with in Spring 2010 as an artist in residence at CMA, alongside works made by children during the Great Depression. If you are at all interested in children's art, this exhibition is definitely worth checking out.

Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA)
182 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
(map and more info)

She also has a piece in:

Color&Color#2: The Black and White Issue
Out and available on! Click here to view and purchase.

(Color&Color blog)