Category Archive: News

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

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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Break a Guinness World Record?!

October 3–4, 10 am–6 pm

Come and paint with us! Become A Guinness world history maker! Nothing says “come be a part of this” like art does. Art brings neighbors together and gets a collective community energy churning.

We are partnering with Creative Children For Charity to invite all Salmon Days participants to …

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Transition: Karen Abel

Our Executive Director, Karen Abel, has announced her resignation effective the end of this year, after 8 years with us.  Under Karen’s leadership, we have grown from a small group of enthusiastic artists to a vibrant arts organization that features a showcase gallery, curates imaginative exhibitions and produces countless youth, community and art educational programs …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday August 7, 6–9 pm

Come out and enjoy music, dance, and art — lots of art! We are delighted as always to be part of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s summer Art Walk series.

Once again, we’ll feature lots of hands-on art activities in the Art Alley next door, including clay hand building with …

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First Friday Art Walk

Friday July 10, 6–9 pm

While you’re out enjoying the arts, crafts, and music, duck into say hi! We are delighted to once again be part of the Downtown Issaquah Association’s summer Art Walk series.

Our retail gallery has had a summer refresh, and our exhibition gallery features modern takes on fiber art in our …

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday June 5, 6–9 pm

Last wine 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. See complete details here.

As you pass through, note the …

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Give Big!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It’s NOT About the Art!

It’s about the way that art makes you feel.

It’s about the way that art enlivens your community.

It’s about the way art helps our children grow and learn.

It’s about the way that art brings people …

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday May 1, 6–9 pm

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

Our gallery has been refreshed for spring, and we’ve juried new artists …

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday April 3, 6–9 pm

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

The artEAST “tasting room” gives you the insider view of ART as …

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Vikram Madan: Journey of a Thousand Smiles

Exhibition: May–June, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 13, 7–8:30 pm, Blakely Hall, Issaquah Highlands Poetry Reading & Book Signing: Friday, June 12, 4:30 pm

Come celebrate spring with this delightful exhibition of whimsical pop-surrealist paintings by local artist (and artEAST member) Vikram Madan. The show will run from May 1 through July 1 …

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Chinese Painting

Exhibition: March–April, Blakely Hall

artEAST is delighted to present an exhibit of Chinese painting at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands, showing through the end of April.

The Issaquah Highlands is a celebration of many cultures and artEast is proud to be able to represent artists from other cultures at Blakely Hall. We hope you will take the …

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Thanks for a Great Birthday Party!

Thank you for celebrating and dreaming with us! 

Your generous support of  our 10th Birthday Gala was a celebration of our past and an important vote of confidence  in our future.  You generously gave over $115,000 to support art programs that help create the type of community where we all want …

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Member Salon: Title Your Artwork

Wednesday, April 22, 7–9pm

Members, join us for an interactive workshop with gallery artist Jacqui Beck. In “Title Your Artwork: What’s in a Name?” Jacqui will be sharing information about the purpose of titles, what makes a good title, and a variety of ways to come up with great titles for your work.

For …

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Member Salon: Vikram Madan

Sunday, March 15, 1–3pm 

Gallery artist Vikram Madan will share the influences, experiences and philosophies that helped him make what was otherwise a logically indefensible decision, to leave his chosen career and become a full-time artist instead.

Here is Vikram, left, with his mural installed at Redmond Town Center.

 

 

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First Friday Wine Walk

Friday March 6, 6–9 pm

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

The artEAST “tasting room” gives you the insider view of ART as …

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artEAST is Ten!

Swirl Gala Auction Saturday, March 28, 6pm, at Pickering Barn

This is a big one! We’re 10 years old on March 28 — very impressive for an arts center conceived in a tavern over a beer and pizza.

Join us: Tickets on sale now!

At this year’s Swirl …

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