Category Archive: News

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

Exhibit: The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human

The nationally acclaimed exhibit, The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, arrives in Issaquah Friday, April 22!

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Exhibit: Roots

artEAST gallery artists Valaree Cox and Sandi Bransford exhibit work titled Roots, March 14 through April 16, at artEAST in Issaquah.

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Call for Artist in Residence

Call for artist in residence: expand your normal way of working, create a site-specific installation at artEAST

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First Friday Wine Walk

artEAST: a stop on your March Wine Walk in downtown Issaquah, Friday Mar 4, 6-9 pm

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Exhibit: What If

Join us at Blakely Hall for the exhibit What If, featuring the work of artEAST member Pamela Holderman

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Spark Creativity at our Gala Auction

Tickets now on sale for our gala auction, Saturday April 9th at the Pickering Barn

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2016 Exhibition Schedule

We mount monthly and bimonthly exhibitions featuring a wide range of artists and artwork at our exhibition spaces at the downtown Issaquah Art Center and at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands.    These free, rotating exhibitions offer the community an opportunity to experience a wide range of art and art mediums.  Member and guest artists …

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Meet our new Executive Director: Carla Villar!

Our Board of Directors has selected Carla Villar as our new Executive Director. Carla has employed adaptive leadership principles and strategic governance oversight in board roles at Washington Wild, Jet City Improv, and YWCA of Greater Baltimore. She was most recently an attorney at Microsoft and has been a Bellevue Human Services Commissioner and Team Coach for Leadership …

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It’s a Great Time to Join artEAST!

Be part of a community that believes in art: join artEAST today!

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday February 5, 6–9 pm

First art walk of the season! If you’re on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk, please stop in. If you have tickets, we’ll have local wine to taste. Wineries include Stomani Cellars, Micheal Florentino Winery, Pine Lake Cellars, Armstrong Family Winery, Wilridge Winery, Patterson …

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Studio Sale

Our annual studio sale features deeply discounted art and art supplies.

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Exhibit: Call of the Clouds

January 16–March 14, 2016, Blakely Hall Opening Reception Saturday, January 23, 6–8 pm

Curated by Megan Somerville-Loomis and Ted Loomis

Last week of this great show! Clouds have found a welcome home in the human creative experience, from the earliest cave drawings to ancient Chinese ceramics to contemporary painting, photography, film, and music. Mirroring our own …

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Exhibit: Any Umbrellas/Call of the Clouds

January 11–March 12, 2016, Front Street Opening Reception Saturday, February 6, 2016, 68 pm

Curated by Anna Macrae

This show celebrates our famous Seattle rain. Using an umbrella as an armature, five artists have given us their creative interpretations paying tribute to its iconic form and function.

These artists have used their freedom of expression to embellish …

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Call for April: The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human

Call for art that examines the stigma and silence surrounding mental illness to create a platform for community engagement, conversation and unification.

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Annual Fund 2015

A donation to artEAST is an investment in your community.  Your support touches more than 10,000 of your neighbors through exhibition programs, art workshops, family events, and youth programs. Your gift of any amount makes an immediate and lasting difference.  To give, click here or on the image above.

Whatever giving level …

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Exhibit: Anything Goes – Within Reason

November 19, 2015–January 15, 2016, Blakely Hall Opening Reception Wednesday, December 2, 7–8:30 pm

Curated by Anna Macrae

Join us over the holiday season for a juried exhibition of work by artEAST members. The subject matter was left wide open, so that we were able to attract a broad range of material from some of our best …

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Guinness World Record Broken!

October 3–4, 10 am–6 pm

Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to Creative Children For Charity and their volunteers, the hardworking artEAST gallery team and intrepid office staff, and all the rest of the artEASTer for pulling off a Guinness World Record!  Our goal was to bring over 2800 people together to have the most …

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Vote for artEAST in KING5 Best of Western WA

You can help! Vote for us as the best Art Gallery in Western Washington. Through your visits, purchases, and good word of mouth, we’ve been nominated again as the best Art Gallery in King 5’s Best of Western Washington contest.

Last year we made it to #8, which is fantastic when you look at the competition! We …

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Call for January: Call of the Clouds

Open Call for Juried Art

Call of the Clouds

Exhibition: January 15–March 15, 2016 Submission Deadline: December 5, 2015

Curators: Megan Somerville-Loomis and TS Loomis

Blakey Hall

Open Call for Artwork

We invite Pacific Northwest artists to submit artwork and public event-related proposals* for “Call of the Clouds”, an exhibition with related events to …

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Call for January: Any Umbrellas

Open Call for Juried Art

Any Umbrellas 

Exhibition: January 11–March 12, 2016 Submission Deadline: December 5th, 2015

Curator: Anna Macrae

artEAST Art Center

Open Call for 3-dimensional Artwork

You are invited to take part in this celebration of our famous Seattle rain, by adorning the iconic umbrella. We would like to challenge your creative interpretation …

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