Category Archive: News

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

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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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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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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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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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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Heron Rookery Project 2013

September 5-28, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands Closing Reception: Saturday, Sep 28, 6–8pm, Blakely Hall

Washington lakes play host to large populations of the indigenous Great Blue Heron. We continue to salute our natural ecology and pay homage to this majestic bird and its rookeries by sponsoring a second Heron exhibit.

This project engages the community in …

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

The 2013 150′ of Art auction was awesome!

To our amazing and generous donating artists, you are our reason for being and the best thing about us!

To our incredible and supportive community, your contributions and validation make it possible to sustain and grow our art center and give …

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Permanent link to this article: http://arteast.org/2013/04/150-feet-of-thanks-2013/

First Friday Wine Walk

Friday May 3, 5–8 pm

We are a stop on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Walk! Featuring the option to purchase wine tasting from local wineries. See complete details here.

And, because Mothers’ Day, graduation, and wedding season is right around the corner, during this Wine Walk, we are …

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Being Human

May 4 – June 16, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 6–8pm

Being Human is a figurative show that celebrates the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt, but always interesting and complex emotion that is part of the human condition. Not a literal figure show per se, this exhibition looks at humans in context, such as the figure …

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Art of the Garden

Friday, April 5th, 11 am–9 pm

You can depend on Nature to supply the blooms…. or you can “plant” art for a sure thing!

artEAST artists are here to help with a marketplace of delightful garden art! All flowers, no weeds…it doesn`t get any better than that!  …

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Salon Night: Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 pm

We are honored to present curator Kelly Noel Morrison, from our current show, Touch! along with an extraordinarily talented panel of artists, who despite their vision disability, create masterful art.  artEAST members and their guests are welcome. Refreshments provided.

Tony Brown (Facilitator)

I wear many different hats, having a …

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It’s All in the Name!

The new year gives us just the push we need to do a bit of consolidation. artEAST has had many programs, with many names: Art Collective Issaquah, UP Front Gallery, Collective Works exhibitions. It’s time to unify the names: we are the artEAST Art Center.

To start, we will be unifying our Facebook pages, which have been …

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Win the Mystery Box!

Raffle Drawing: Saturday, April 27 Mystery Box Total Value: $3000

Oh, the riches in store for the lucky winner of our Mystery Box raffle!  Have you seen it on display at the artEAST Art Center?  Now see the video of some of the treasures within!  Trade some of the mystery for the certain knowledge that …

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday April 5, 5–8 pm

We are a stop on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Walk! Featuring the option to purchase wine tasting from local wineries. See complete details here.

While you`re at artEAST, shop the Art of the Garden marketplace for unique garden-themed artworks.

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