Category Archive: News

Updates on what's happening in our art center and in the community.

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 …

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Call for Art: “Identified” Exhibition at artEAST

Call for art from artEAST members, with an open theme

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Call for Art: (in)Habit Exhibition at Blakely Hall

Call for art from artEAST members, with an open theme

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Exhibit: INTERSECTIONS: Natural, Intuitive, Intentional

A winter show of encaustic works at Blakely Hall

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Zentangle For Your Valentine

12–2pm Friday, February 2

Instructor: Juliette Fiessinger, CZT

Zentangle® is an easy to learn drawing method that teaches you to create beautiful designs through the use of repetitive patterns. This art form can be used in many ways, from greeting cards to creative journals, as well as therapeutic self-expression. No matter …

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Colored Pencil for Adults

12pm–1:30pm Thursdays, January 4–March 29 (monthly registration)

Instructor: Ekta Gupta

Remember the joy a new box of colored pencils filled you with as a child? Join us to experience the same thrill while learning additional techniques to use this versatile, portable and easily accessible medium. No drawing experience or expertise necessary.

Each month we will focus on a …

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Tactility: Explorations in Clay

1pm–4pm Saturday, January 20, 2017

Instructor: Margaret MacLean

Enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon exploring the wonderful world of clay with ceramic artist Margaret MacLean. Learn basic hand-building techniques to create either a functional or sculptural piece. Experiment with different surface treatments to discover your own unique expression.

About the Instrutor Margaret MacLean is …

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Watercolor for Beginners

10am – 12pm Sundays, February 11 – March 4 (4 sessions)

Instructor: Priyanka Parmanand

Enjoy learning how to use watercolor paints in this beginner level class. This class focuses on the basic skills you need to paint with watercolors. This four week course will give you a strong foundation of skills, imparting everything you need to …

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Figure Drawing Night

Friday, February 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Eric Swangstu

Figure drawing is a powerful and enjoyable way to express humanity through art. Using pencil, charcoal and pastels, students will be able to sketch the nude model with instruction from Eric Swangstu. Whether you have never sketched figures before of you are a regular at the figure drawing …

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Mosaic Glass Workshop

12-4pm Saturday, February 17, 2018 at artEAST Annex

Instructor: John Casey

Spend an afternoon making your own mosaic glass art piece. During this 4 hour class, students will be able to bring their own surface to be covered in mosaic glass or use one of our provided bases. 

After the initial instruction, each student will work …

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Clay Night Out: Building Art with Your Hands

Friday, February 23, 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Shelly Vollstedt

Spend an evening making your own custom clay pieces with our talented ceramic instructors to guide you along the way.

Come with your own creation in mind or explore some of our sample projects to make one-of-a-kind art pieces with your own two hands.

Class includes …

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Late Fall at artEAST

Prepare for winter with us at artEAST: so many options for art!

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Front Window Spotlight: Leslie Moon

Our front window currently features the work of Leslie Moon. Leslie is primarily a printmaker, but her creative curiosity spans many mediums including woodworking, glass work, and now welding. Her display is up until November 12th. We are also currently carrying a great selection of her animal-themed pieces in our retail gallery!

What …

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artEAST Opens “The Vault”

November 17 – December 31, artEAST Art Center Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 7-9pm

For the holiday season, our gallery artists are filling our classroom and exhibition space with art at $50, $100, and $150 regardless of size!

The Vault includes 2D art for your walls, sculpture, jewelry, and functional pieces such as woodworking, …

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Exhibit: artEAST Members Show

Our talented members’ art on display during the holiday season at Blakely Hall

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Meet Our New Artists!

New artists, October 2017

artEAST is pleased to welcome four new artists from our Fall jury process! Their work will be on display in our retail gallery beginning Tuesday, October 17th.

Join us in welcoming our new artists on Thursday, November 2nd, 6-7pm and stay for the closing reception for “Have a Cup of Creativity” immediately following.

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Exhibit: “Have a Cup of Creativity”

An exhibition of functional ceramic cups by Pottery Northwest & artEAST artists

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Front Window Spotlight: Greg Bartol, Debbie Drllevich, Anita Schuller, and Jenifer Wright

Our current front window display is a collaborative piece by art welders Greg Bartol, Debbie Drllevich, Anita Schuller, and our new Executive Director Jenifer Wright. “The Guardian” is on display through October 15th. Images courtesy of the artists.

“The Guardian” is a collaborative piece produced by the art welders at Green River …

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Salmon Days

Salmon Days returns to Downtown Issaquah on October 7th and 8th!

Visit our tent in front of the art center on Front St to see artist demonstrations and a fun photo opportunity. Come inside the gallery to participate in our art scavenger hunt. We will also have a pop-up display and sale in …

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Jenifer Wright

Mixed-media metal sculptor and Executive Director of artEAST

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