Category Archive: News

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

Italian Dreams

October–November 2013, Blakely Hall

artEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall is pleased to feature an exhibit of pieces by artEAST member Julia Christensen Rackley.  The Italian Dreams series is inspired by the artist’s trips to one of her favorite places, Italy. As part of the exhibit, Julie will be giving a talk about her …

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Creatures of the Moon Creeptacular!

Friday, October 18, 6-8:30pm

“Agatha Hattie – Queen of the Night”, by author Jacquelyn Fedyk and artist Leslie Nan Moon, has been described as “A Gothic fairytale for strange parents to read to their odd little children.” Join them for a full moon, family-friendly literary and visual arts workshop including the author’s …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday September 6, 2013  6-9 pm  in Downtown Issaquah

Enjoy downtown Issaquah and artEAST as we bid farewell to the summer season. As always, you can enjoy:

Local Artists. Our retail gallery is constantly rotating our selection of artwork from more than 100 local artists.

artEAST Art Alley. Come see another dozen or so …

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Wondrous Stories

September 13–October 19, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday September 13, 6–8 pm

Please join us for Wondrous Stories, a narrative art exhibition.

A visual form of storytelling, narrative art is a unique way for artists to converse with viewers. Through art images and three-dimensional forms which capture a fleeting moment in time, a narrative years …

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Golden Lecture: Innovations in Acrylic

Exclusively for artEAST Members!

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Impressionistic Photography

August 1–30 2013, Blakely Hall

artEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall is pleased to host the works of artEAST member and Issaquah Highlands resident, Jerry Kaufman.  Jerry’s impressionistic photographs have been well received at our main gallery in Issaquah and artEAST is excited to share them with the Issaquah Highlands community.  We hope you find them as …

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Menagerie Festival Thanks

Thank you for helping make this year’s Menagerie Art Festival a huge success! This ten day arts extravaganza included free, family-friendly community events and unique animal-themed workshops. artEAST’s goal with this inaugural arts festival was to engage the community in celebrating self-expression. Based on the festival’s continuous parade of …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday August 2, September 6, 2013  6-9 pm  in Downtown Issaquah

Even if the summer weather gets iffy, come down for art fun. Here’s what we have in store for you:

New Show! Our herons have landed. Come see the Heron Rookery show in the exhibition gallery.

Local Artists. …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday July 5, August 2, September 6, 2013  6-9 pm  in Downtown Issaquah

  • Food to grill? Check.
  • Cool tall drinks? Check.
  • Flotation devices? Check.
  • Swing by Art Walk and artEAST Art Alley?  CHECK!

Here’s what we have in store for you:

Local Artists. Our retail gallery is constantly rotating our selection of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/07/art-walk-july-13/

Menagerie Summer Arts Festival

Our Summer Art Extravaganza! July 23 – August 3, 2013 Kickoff Reception: Wednesday July 24, 6:30–8:30pm

Thank you for joining us for our arts extravaganza! The special classes, guest artists, free family Art-Together events, exhibitions, and receptions were enjoyed by both artists and our students. Our inaugural festival unified its activities with a theme of “Menagerie”, a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/06/menagerie/

artEAST in the News

We were recently featured on the issaquah360.com site! Jim Clark interviewed our fearless leader, Karen Abel, and this article is the result:

Thanks, Jim! The site has some great information, including these articles of interest to the artEAST community:

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/06/issaquah-360-article/

Enthuse! Instructor Art Exhibit

June 21–July 21, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday June 21, 6–8 pm

Join us for the opening reception of Enthuse! An artEAST Instructor Exhibit.  Works in a variety of mediums showcase the talented individuals who are teaching during our outstanding lineup of class offerings and summer seasonal events.  There is no better way to connect to …

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Fenders on Front Street

Art by Randy McCoy

June 16, 2013, 10am–3pm

artEAST Art Center is the place for fender-themed art experiences! We open with special hours on Sunday, June 16th, from 10am to 3pm.   Drop in for a chance to sketch a thing of beauty: a Harley Davidson cycle, courtesy of Eastside Harley Davidson.

For new patrons and interested friends, enter to …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday June 7, 6–9 pm

We’re excited to welcome the 2013 Art Walk season and we have lots to show you!

Local Artists. Our retail gallery is constantly rotating our selection of artwork from more than 100 local artists.

Juried Exhibition. Our current show in the exhibition hall, 

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/05/art-walk-june-13/

Color Riot: A Young Artist Extravaganza

Friday June 7, 5–8 pm

Join us during Art Walk for the debut installation of “Color Riot: A Young Artist Extravaganza “, an 18 canvas, giant installation of wildly colorful youth artworks inspired by a contemporary abstract artist. Through a series of serendipitous events, artEAST was able to secure …

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Going to the Light

Acrylic painting by Dorothy Bonneau

May 1 – July 31 2013, Blakely Hall

artEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall presents Going to the Light, paintings by Dorothy Bonneau.

We are pleased to host the works of artEAST member Dorothy Bonneau in our inaugural exhibition at Blakely Hall. Dorothy’s colorful and textural work captures the light and emotion inherent in landscapes, nature …

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Figure Show & Sell

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, noon–8 pm

artEAST invites you to celebrate the human figure with dozens of artists who have been part of the 2012–2013 artEAST Figure Drawing Program. This open house will feature nearly one hundred original figure drawings and paintings – framed and unframed – and hung salon style for impact …

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artEAST Exhibitions at Blakely Hall

artEAST is pleased to collaborate with the Issaquah Highlands Council to host on-going exhibitions at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. The Highlands Council seeks to enrich community life through the arts; artEAST’s vision is to be a catalyst for a vibrant and enduring arts community, bringing art activities and exhibitions into the …

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You Gave Big!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

artEAST wishes to thank the generous supporters who gave to artEAST during the May 15 Give Big Campaign.

Your gifts provide vital funding for community art events and classes.

Thanks to your support, artEAST received nearly $4,000!

 

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/05/give-big-thanks/

Give Big!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What if you could make the world a better place with the click of a mouse? You can.

The Seattle Foundation’s one day fundraiser makes it easy!

We are among the participating nonprofits in this community funding event. 

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/05/give-big-2013/

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