Early Fall at artEAST

August–October 2017

The temperatures might still be high, and kids not quite back in school, but fall is coming! From the gallery to the classroom, we’ll bring art into your life this season.

Fall Art Classes: Registration is Open!

It’s time to get serious about art. Join us for courses this fall and expand your love of art. Beginner to advanced, we have courses to bring your art to the next level. Discover a new art style, hone your current skills and experience the fun of an art night out with friends. There are so many great opportunities for art this fall at artEAST. Check out the full schedule which includes watercolor, a figure drawing intensive, and several month-long classes for developing new techniques.


Come participate! Finish up the summer in the Issaquah Highlands on Highlands Day, August 26, then join us in downtown Issaquah on our last First Friday in September for Art Walk on September 8 — we’re going all out! Several of our members will be showing their work in Art Alley on NW Alder and engaging visitors in interactive activities. We will also be offering “Paws and Hands” clay prints so bring your pups and kids. Visit our classroom for our Education Open House and register for fall classes for youth and adults!

Ted Larson at Fantastical Worlds

Exhibits and Shows

At artEAST, we Put a Bird on It in a member show featuring our feathered friends, and our front window features Joanne Bohannon. Our ink and paper show, W-Ink, is on at Blakely Hall through Labor Day, then a new show, Fantastical Worlds, opens in September. Join us!

Here’s hoping you’re feeling inspired to get out and make some art. See you around this fall!



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Exhibit: “Put a Bird on It”

August 13 – October 1, artEAST Art Center

Reception Thursday, August 17, 6-8pm

Join us for this juried member show that celebrates our love for bird while also taking a playful approach to our traditional work.

What is it about birds that we all love so much? Is it the plumage that comes in so many colors or the personality of the scalawags that makes us laugh? Either way, we love them. The range of creativity in the art submitted for this show reveals just how much: lovely paintings of birds in their natural habitat, abstract Origami-shaped birds, bright birds in flight, a cow with text, and lots of color.

This show title has a bit of a double meaning. At face value the audience can see that all the art selected has a ‘bird on it,’ but among artists there is an inside joke that if you have an excellent painting and you want to make it even better, you ‘put a bird on it’ and it will sell right away. Whether this is true or not we will see. Since announcing the show we have been hearing about a “Portlandia” episode by the same title. Great minds think alike!

Exhibiting Members

Gail Baker, Katja Bakker, Julie Bazuzi, Pamela Beer, Monique Catino, Valaree Cox, Sarah Dalton, Carola Dopps, Krister Eide, Maureen Brogan Glidden, Beverly Hanson, Barbara Hennig, Wanda Hickman, Rachael Knight, Anne La Fever, Andrea Lewicki, Quianhan Lin, Vikram Madan, Victoria Raymond, Pamela Resnick, Kristy Swanson, and Linda Wentz.


Exhibit: Fantastical Worlds


September 6–November 8, 2017, Blakely Hall
Opening Reception Thursday, September 7, 6–8 pm

Curator: Anna Macrae

artEAST is delighted to present Fantastical Worlds, at Blakely Hall from September 6th to November 8th. This exhibition features 17 Pacific Northwest artists, who have been jury selected from an open call for art that attracted nearly 100 submissions.

Fantastical Worldsindulges our imaginations with artwork that offers an escape from reality that is extravagantly fanciful and takes the viewer on a magical mystery journey. There is a broad array of artwork that includes images of imaginary creatures and habitats, as well as distorted viewpoints from our own planet.

Please join us for the opening reception, September 7th from 6 to 8 pm, where you can meet the artists.

Exhibiting Artists

Elise Antonio, Alice J. Becker, Tatyana Brown, Peter Christenson, Sue Clancy, Krister Eide, C J Elsip, Jan Fagan, Wanda Hickman, Ted Larson,  Vikram Madan, Eileen Marie, Mallory Milke, Judith Rayl, Charlotte Ricker, Maja Sereda, Season Yoshida


Thank you to our sponsors: the Issaquah Highlands Council, 4Culture, City of Issaquah, Protingent Staffing, and Rowley Properties, Shelter Holdings, Aero Safety Graphics, Recology, Outside the Box Creations, Moon Motorcycles, and Bristlecone Advisors.



Fall Art Courses for 2017

It’s time to get serious about art. Join us for courses this fall and expand your love of art.

Beginner to advanced, we have courses to bring your art to the next level. Discover a new art style, hone your current skills and experience the fun of an art night out with friends. There are so many great opportunities for art this fall at artEAST.

Adult Courses

“A Cupful of Love” Watercolor Course, seven two-hour sessions with instructor Shilpa Veerkar, 12–2pm Tuesdays, beginning September 12
“Be Brave, Bold and Quick: Gesture Figure Drawing”
Weekend intensive with Barbara Fugate, November 4 & 5, 10am-5pm, $270/$280
Member Salon: Art for Social Change
7-8:30pm Wednesday, October 18, free for members only
Members Only Studio Group
Mondays at 7pm or Thursdays at 1:45pm beginning September 7
$10 drop-in, members only
Ceramic Wheel Course
3-week course Saturdays, November 4, 11 & 18, 6-9pm, $150/$160
Colored Pencil
with Ekta Gupta, Thursdays beginning September 7, 12-1:30pm, $100/$110 monthly
Encaustic Fiber Collage
with Deborah Kapoor Saturday October 29, 10am-4pm, $105/115
Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media
with Jacqui Beck 10am-4pm October 21 & 22, $202/$212
Felt Animals
with Elizabeth Jackson 12-1:30pm Saturday September 23, $45/$50
Felted Pumpkins
with Elizabeth Jackson 6:30-8:30pm Friday October 13, 45/$50
Figure Drawing
Mondays 9:30am-2pm, drop-in only
email figuredrawing@arteast.org for calendar and details


“Designing for Visual Dialog” 8-week Course
with Pamela Beer Wednesdays, September 6-November 1,
6:30-8:30pm, $260/$275
Oil Painting Course
with Linda Harold Thursdays beginning September 7,
6:30-8:30pm, $130/$140 monthly
Paint Dancing

with Gail Baker and Benjamin Wills
7-10pm Saturday, October 14 $55/$60
Painting from the Fire Within

with Gail Baker Sunday September 10, 10am-4pm $115/$125
Watercolor Sunday
with Priyanka Parmanand, Sunday October 15, 10am-12pm, $45/$50
Zentangle Introduction
with Juliette Fiessinger, 12-2pm, Fridays, October 6 or November 3, $45/$50

Art Nights Out

Clay Night Out
Fridays, September 22 or October 27
6:30-9:30pm, $55/$60
Figure Night Out
Friday,September 29, 6:30-8:30pm, $45/$50
Acrylic Paint Night Out

Friday, October 20, 6:30-9:30pm, $60/$65
Print Night Out
Saturday, September 9, 6:30-9:30pm, $55/$60
Watercolor Night Out
Saturday, September 23 or Friday, November 3, 6pm-8pm, $45/$50


Youth/Teen Art Courses
Term begins September 5, 2017 $110/$120 per month

Mondays: Teen Illustration, ages 13 -17, 4:30–6pm
Tuesdays: Youth Ceramics, ages 7-10, 4–5:30pm
Teen Ceramics
, ages 11-16, 5:30–7pm 
Wednesdays: Youth Painting, ages 9-12, 4–5:30pm
Thursdays: Colored Pencil for Teens
, ages 11-17, 4:30–6pm
Fridays: Anything But the Brush Art Series,
ages 10-13, 4–5:30pm