Happy New Year 2018

January is full of promise for 2018

Welcome to the new year filed with art at artEAST. Join us for Exhibit openings, new classes and special artist events for members throughout 2018.

Winter Term Registration Now Open

Winter term begins January 4, 2018. Register now for best pricing in a wide range of art mediums. New Adult courses include stained glass, drawing, tin art and photography. Youth and Teen art courses, specialty classes and school break camps now available for registration.

Calls for Art

There are two open calls for art for upcoming exhibitions. The deadline for the “Identified” show is January 22. The deadline for “(in)Habit” is February 1.

Want to show your art in our retail gallery? The Spring Jury application window opens on February 26.

Tarot: In the Cards” at artEAST Art Center

Twenty-two artists were invited to explore the art and symbolism of tarot’s major arcana with the freedom to derive their own interpretation of these key cards. The resulting body of expressive work is infused with layers of meaning, humor, and social commentary.

“Tarot: In the Cards” is the first in a series of events on the concept of fortune leading up to “A Night of Good Fortune” at our 2018 auction on April 14th, which is being held in the art center’s 13th year of operation.

Exhibition dates: Jan 1 – Feb 15

Reception: Thu, Jan 18, 6-8pm

Salon: “Art and Symbolism of Tarot” with Carla Dimitriou, Thu, Feb 1, 6-8pm.

(Image: “The Hermit” by Maureen Mitchell)

A special exhibition poster featuring all of the artists is available in the retail gallery at our art center.

INTERSECTIONS: Natural, Intuitive, Intentional” at Blakely Hall

Nature is the point of departure and the destination for the artists in INTERSECTIONS. These artists use the medium of encaustic to embody the interrelationship between subject and matter.

Exhibition Dates: Jan 16 – Mar 12

Reception: Thu, Jan 18, 7-8:30pm

Artist Talk: Fri, Feb 16, 6:30-8pm

Exhibiting artists: Kim Kopp, Stephanie Hargrave, Deborah Kapoor, Tara McDermott

Blakely Hall is located in Issaquah Highlands at 2550 NE Park Dr and is typically open M-F 8-5 unless reserved for a special event.

(Image: “Capra Hircus 6” by Stephanie Hargrave)

 

 

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Salon: “The Art and Symbolism of Tarot”

6:00-8:00PM Thursday, February 1, with Carla Dimitriou

Viewed as an occult practice by some and welcomed as a tool for divination by others, tarot offers an intriguing visual language that began as playing cards centuries ago.

Join us for this informative and engaging evening to learn more about the symbolism common in tarot art. You may also have the opportunity to have your cards read by artist Carla Dimitriou.

This salon coincides with “Tarot: In the Cards,” an exhibition of tarot’s major arcana as interpreted by 22 local artists. The exhibition is on display at artEAST Art Center through February 13.

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Exhibit: Tarot: In the Cards

January 1 – February 13, artEAST Art Center
Opening Reception Thursday, January 18, 6-8pm
Salon: “The Art and Symbolism of Tarot,” Thursday, February 1, 6-8pm

Curators: Leslie Moon, Carol Ross

Viewed as an occult practice by some and welcomed as a tool for divination by others, tarot offers an intriguing visual language that began as playing cards centuries ago.

Twenty-two artists were invited to explore the art and symbolism of tarot’s major arcana with the freedom to derive their own interpretation of these key cards. The resulting body of expressive work is infused with layers of meaning, humor, and social commentary.

A limited edition poster will be available at the opening reception..

To expand the conversation around this unique display, join us for the salon event on Thursday, February 1st with Carla Dimitriou.

“Tarot: In the Cards” is the first in a series of events on the concept of fortune leading up to “A Night of Good Fortune” at our 2018 auction on April 14th, which is being held in the art center’s 13th year of operation.

Exhibiting artists, in order of the major arcana cards with a short explanation of what each card signifies:

Carla Dimitriou (0, The Fool): New beginnings, optimism, trust in life

Nina O’Neil (1, The Magician): Action, the power to manifest

Anne La Fever (2, The High Priestess): Inaction, going within the subconscious

Kerstin McKee (3, The Empress): Abundance, nurturing, fertility, life in bloom

Sylvan Bourgette (4, The Emperor): Structure, stability, rules and power

Krista Jefferson (5, The Hierophant): Institutions, tradition, society and its rules

Ann Elizabeth Scott (6, The Lovers): Sexuality, passion, choice, uniting

Carol Ross (7, The Chariot): Movement, progress, integration

Lindsay Peyton (8, Strength): Courage, subtle power, integration of animal self

Maureen Mitchell (9, The Hermit): Meditation, solitude, consciousness

Tula Holmes (10, Wheel of Fortune): Cycles, change, ups and downs

Julie Bazuzi (11, Justice): Fairness, equality, balance

Leslie Nan Moon (12, The Hanged Man): Surrender, new perspective, enlightenment

Vikram Madan (13, Death): The end of something, change, the impermeability of all things

Andrea Lewicki (14, Temperance): Balance, moderation, being sensible

Gail Baker (15, The Devil): Destructive patterns, addiction, giving away your power

Larissa Herbert (16, The Tower): Collapse of stable structures, release, sudden insight

Wanda Hickman (17, The Star): Hope, calm, a good omen

Beth Anderson (18, The Moon): Mystery, the subconscious, dreams

Pamela Resnick (19, The Sun): Success, happiness, all will be well

Maureen Glidden (20, Judgement): Rebirth, a new phase, inner calling

Ekta Gupta (21, The World): Completion, wholeness, attainment, celebration of life

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Call for Art: “Identified” Exhibition at artEAST

Juried Show

Exhibition dates: February 14, 2018 – April 5, 2018
Submission Deadline: January 22, 2018
How does the art you make help to define and empower you?
This exhibit seeks to explore how self-expression can lead to self-determination in a time when non-binary identities and individuals are fighting for their voice and autonomy. artEAST is interested in pieces that discuss how art can help traditionally oppressed and marginalized people empower themselves. artEAST will accept 2-D art from any artist but will give special consideration to queer and POC artists.
Submitted art should explore themes of identity and make a statement about the artist’s own self-actualization in the face of injustice.
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Call for Art: (in)Habit Exhibition at Blakely Hall

Juried Show

Exhibition dates: March 13, 2018 – May 15, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018
The continued movement of people to the Pacific Northwest has intensified opposing political ideas that were once unfamiliar to the region. While populations clash over the pros and cons of density, artEAST seeks to feature art that illuminates the individual self in urban spaces. For this show we are asking artists to submit both 2-D and 3-D visual works of any medium and style that subverts historically urban-related visual media. This includes but is not limited to graffiti, advertising, and signs. Situated at the edge of many of Puget Sound’s urban centers, artEAST serves both an urban and suburban population and expects the art in this show to incite conversations about the role art itself plays in an area that is being aggressively urbanized.


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2018 Winter Art Courses

Winter Term Registration Now Open – Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing 

Join us for a wide range of art courses designed for art lovers of all skill levels. With our new Annex studio space and expanded courses in glass and drawing, we hope you’ll take advantage of all the artEAST Education Department has to offer this winter.

Adult Art Courses

Painting

Abstract Art Night with Ricco DiStefano
6:30pm–9:30pm Friday, Mar 2

Acrylic Landscapes with Pamela Poirier
10am–11:30am Tuesdays
4-sessions: Jan 16-Feb 6

Designing for Visual Dialogue with Pamela Beer
7pm–9pm Wednesdays
8-sessions: Jan 17-Mar 14

Multi-Media “Let’s Face It!” with Shilpa Veerkar 12pm–2pm Tuesdays, 4-week sessions Feb 6-27

Oil Painting with Linda Harold
1:40pm–3:40pm Thursdays, 4-week sessions Feb 1-Mar 29

Painting from the Fire Within with Gail Baker
10am–4pm Sunday, Jan 21 CLASS FULL

Watercolor for Beginners with Priyanka Parmanand
10am–12pm Sundays, 4-sessions: Feb 11-Mar 4

Watercolor Birds with Shilpa Veerkar
12pm–2pm Tuesdays, 4-week sessions Mar 6–27

Ceramics

Ceramic Wheel Course with Shelly Vollstedt
6pm–9pm Saturdays, March 3–17

Clay Night Out Building Art with Your Hands with Shelly Vollstedt
6:30pm–9:30pm Friday, Feb 23

Tactility: Explorations in Clay with Margaret MacLean
1pm-4pm Saturday Jan 20 CLASS FULL

 

Drawing

Colored Pencil for Adults with Ekta Gupta
12pm–1:30pm Thursdays, 4-week sessions: Jan 4-Mar 29

Drawing Nature’s Forms Beginner to Advanced with Maja Sereda
5:30pm–8:30pm Tuesdays, 4 sessions: Jan 9-30

Expressive Abstract Drawing with Gail Baker
12pm–5pm Saturday, Feb 3

Figure Drawing Night with Eric Swangstu
6:30pm–8:30pm Friday, Feb 16

Figure Drawing
9:30am–2pm Mondays, short and long poses
beginning Jan 15, email figuredrawing@arteast.org

Future Masters Pastel Art Course with Maja Sereda
5:30–8:30pm Tuesdays, 4 week session: Feb 6-27

Nature’s Fantasies Advanced Drawing with Maja Sereda
5:30pm–8:30pm Tuesdays, 6 sessions: Mar 6-Apr 10

Zentangle for Your Valentine with Juliette Fiessinger
12pm–2pm Friday, Feb 2

 

Glass at the artEAST Annex

Beginning Glass Fusing with John Casey
12pm-4pm Saturday Jan 13

Mosaic Glass Workshop with John Casey
12pm–4pm Saturday, Feb 17

Stained Glass: A Window to Your Soul with John Casey
6:30pm–9:30pm Wednesdays, 3 sessions: February 7-21

Glass Making the Mold with John Casey
6:30pm–9:30pm Wednesdays, 3 sessions: March 7-21

 

Metal & Jewelry

Hand Knit Metal Wire Necklace Course with Anne Lindsay
6:30pm–9:30pm Mondays
2 sessions: January 22 & 29
Course to be Rescheduled

Tin Art Workshop with Nia Michaels
10am–5pm Saturday, Feb 24 at the Annex

 

 

Photography & More

Encaustic Layering Techniques with Deborah Kapoor
10am–4pm Saturday, Mar 24

Mixed Media Collage: Your Personal Album Cover
3pm–6pm Saturday, Mar 10

Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio with Leslie Moon
9:30am–12:30pm Wednesdays, 4 sessions: Mar 7-28

Photography: Capturing Emotion with Larissa Herbert
11am–1pm Saturdays, 4 sessions: Feb 10-Mar 3

 

Youth & Teen Art Courses

Weekly Art Courses

Youth Ceramics, ages 8-11
6pm–7:30pm Mondays
4-week sessions Feb 5-Mar 26

Colored Pencil, ages 12-17
4pm–5:30pm Thursdays
4-week sessions Jan 4-Mar 29

Teen Illustration, ages 13–17
4:30pm–6pm Mondays
4-week sessions Feb 5-Mar 26

Youth Painting, ages 8–11
5pm–6:30pm Wednesdays
4-week sessions Feb 7-Mar 28

Specialty Youth and Teen Art Courses

Photography: Capturing Emotion, ages 13-17
2pm–4pm Saturdays, 4 sessions: Feb 10-Mar 3

Youth Art Fridays, ages 8-12
6pm–8:30pm Fridays
Feb 9 & Mar 16

Winter and Spring Break Art Camps

Mixed Media mornings & Colored Pencil afternoons
9am–4pm Monday-Friday, ages 8–12

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2018 Winter Youth & Teen Art Courses

Winter Term Registration Now Open – Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing 

Drawing, painting ceramics, photography and mixed media: we’ve got it all – including
Mid-Winter and Spring Break Camps. Be sure to register now for best pricing!
Weekly Art Courses

Youth Ceramics, ages 8-11
6pm–7:30pm Mondays
4-week sessions Jan 8-Mar 26

Colored Pencil, ages 12-17
4pm–5:30pm Thursdays
4-week sessions Jan 11-Mar 29

Teen Illustration, ages 13-17
4:30pm–6pm Mondays
4-week sessions Jan 8-Mar 26

Youth Painting, ages 8-11
5pm–6:30pm Wednesdays
4-week sessions Jan 10-Mar 28

 

 

Specialty Youth and Teen Art Courses

Photography: Capturing Emotion, ages 13-17
2pm–4pm Saturdays, 4 sessions: Feb 10-Mar 3

Youth Art Fridays, ages 8-12
6pm–8:30pm Fridays
Jan 19, Feb 9 & Mar 16

Winter and Spring Break Art Camps

Mixed Media mornings & Colored Pencil afternoons
9am–4pm Monday-Friday, ages 8-12

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