Category Archive: News

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

Figure Drawing in the Field

6:30pm–8:30pm Tuesday, April 17

Instructor: Gary Nelson

 

Drawing Real People: A practical and proven approach to improving your drawing skills. This introductory, 2-hour workshop is for people interested in a demystified and simple system for improving their people-drawing skills. Course will include: lecture, demonstrations, one-on-one help, constructive comments, feedback, questions and answers. Instructor will supply, visual aids, handouts and …

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A Night of Good Fortune

A Night of Good Fortune

A Night of Good Fortune: ArtEast’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction

Saturday, April 14th 5:00-10:00pm Pickering Barn, Issaquah

In honor of ArtEast’s 13th year of operation, we invite you to celebrate A Night of Good Fortune!

Discover the secret fortune on your palm. Spin the wheel of fortune for a chance at a fantastic …

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Call for Art: First Saturday Artist Marketplace & Wine Walks

Call for art from artEAST members, with an open theme

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Portfolio Night & Mentorship Program

Interested in pursuing a career in ART?  Come to the artEAST Portfolio Night at the Issaquah Library!

6:30pm-8:30pm Thursday, March 8  Join us for this informational night and learn what goes into creating a portfolio for college admission, internships, exhibitions and gallery entry.

Representatives from local art colleges and curated galleries will be on hand to explain what …

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2018 Studio Sale

Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 25

Our awesome, annual studio sale is back!

Our member artists clean out their studios and you get treasures! Deeply discounted works, slightly flawed pieces, as well as extra tools, materials, and art supplies are waiting for savvy shoppers. The sale is open to the public, and the …

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Grand Opening of the artEAST Annex!

Saturday February 10, 1pm–3pm

Join artEAST and Instructor Extraordinaire John Casey for the Grand Opening of our artEAST Annex Studio Space. Enjoy free art making opportunities, snacks and beverages as you get to know other local artists and artEAST Members in our community. Location: 195 First Place NW #400, next to Shear Styles Hair Salon. …

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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. …

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Front Window Spotlight: Valaree Cox

Our front window currently features the work of Valaree Cox. Valaree is a mixed media artist whose art is an expression of stories from her life. In addition to the colorful series of square, encaustic pieces in the window, we also carry several of her pieces in our retail gallery.

How did …

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Annual Fund 2017

With just a few days left in the year, we hope to hear from you before our Annual Fund comes to a close.  The funds we raise are critical to the organization’s overall financial health and our ability to expand art education to under-served populations and curate thought-provoking and interesting exhibitions for the entire community.

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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 Class Full

Additional $25 Glazing Session added for attendees of this course. Scroll down to register.

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 …

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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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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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This February 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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