Category Archive: News

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

Give Big!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Can you lend us a hand?

When you donate through the GiveBIG campaign, every dollar is stretched by the Seattle Foundation.

Need incentives?

We’re offering art to the first SIX donors at the $500 or above level! You could win original art from Karen Abel, …

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Call for September: Illuminate

Open Call for Artist Qualifications

ILLUMINATE An Exhibition of 3–Dimensional Art Candelabras

With an option to work collaboratively with welders from the Green River College welding studio

Exhibition: September–October, 2016 Qualifications Due: May 8th, 2016

Curators: Greg Bartol and Karen Abel Jurors: June Sekiguchi and Anna Macrae

Puget …

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday May 6, 6–9 pm

If you’re on the Downtown Issaquah Association’s First Friday Wine Walk, please stop in. Plan ahead: this event can sell out, so buy tickets in advance. Bring your own glass, but make sure to drink up before heading to the next …

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Thank You for Another Great Swirl!

Thanks to everyone who attended and volunteered for Swirl 2016! The event raised over $110,000, which we’ll use to continue our mission to create, teach, exhibit, sell, gather, and learn to support our visual artists and the community. We also awarded the inaugural Karen Abel Community Activist Award to Karen Abel for her sustained, incredible work …

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First Friday Wine Walk

April Wine Walk at artEAST, Friday Apr 1, features art by Valaree Cox, Jacqui Beck, David Lutrick, and Miska

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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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