A conference, organized by Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Waterfront Seattle, that aims to bring together artists, designers, historians and advocates to talk about the future of the downtown waterfront. Conference continues on Sat March 8 at 10 am at City Hall. Free.
Natalie Friedman: Begin, End, Repeat: Photography of women that examines agency when it's up against external forces, and pictures both self-expression and self-concealment. Simple gestures, the appearance of male hands in the frame, speak sharply to us as viewers. Free.
This year's gala honors longtime gallery owner Francine Seders, and includes a live auction, a silent auction, a hosted bar, and a four-course dinner. $200-$1000.
Paul Dahlquist, Almendra Sandoval: Two dozen black-and-white photographs of the nude form, presented as a dialogue between mentor (Dahlquist, who has been making photographs, especially portraits, in the Northwest for decades) and mentee. Free.
Question Bridge: Black Males: This nationally touring trans-media exhibition/discussion between black men about black male identity. The men are in videos projected on a wall. It looks like they're talking to each other, back and forth, chewing on one question for a while until somebody throws out a new one. Each man gets to talk until he's finished, no interruptions. Occasionally, they all laugh at the same time. But they're not in one room. Each man is in his own video; they were filmed separa... more » Free.
Touch Me: I Am Violent: A group show curated by Yonnas Getahun featuring Siolo Thompson, Greg Lundgren, Ellen Dicola, and Jennifer Zwick, with the unifying theme being that you can (and should) touch all the art with your grubby fingers! Free.
A Buddhist arts festival, with taiko drumming, thangka painting presentations, and all sorts of other arts, crafts, and theater events. Free.
See and touch fossils, meet and touch living paleontologists, hang out in a fossil dig pit. Is it art? Hell no, it's not art, but it definitely is dinosaurs. Free with admission.
3D4M BFA Show: The graduation show for BFA student Kierra Neher. Free.
Feminist Eclat: Work by a range of feminists, including paintings by Playboy Playmate/writer Juliette Fretté. Free.
Elwha: A River Reborn: This season's special exhibition at the Northwest's natural history museum is a look at the recent dam-removal project, and an overview of the people, history, and science of the now-freed Elwha River Valley. $10.
Fade Into You: An Artist’s Mixtape: Artists were asked to reflect on the arc of the romantic relationship and to assign their visual pieces a corresponding song title. Free.
PCNW and King County Metro invite artists to submit your photographs to the 2014 City Panorama Photo-Mural Project, which is seeking pieces to place as photographic murals on bus shelters. Free.
A search for three artists or artist teams to create large-scale murals for the construction fence surrounding the Civic Square future development site downtown. Six artists will each receive $750 to develop and present his or her proposals, and three artists or artist teams will each receive $25,000, all inclusive for time and materials, to create his/her mural.
Curatorial fellow Alison Maurer leads a roundtable discussion on the subject of gender inequality and the experiences of women artists. Free with admission.
The key takeaway from the press release for this event is that guests are invited to "enjoy complementary caviar."
A lecture from Larry "Ulaaq" Ahvakana, a contemporary Inupiaq artist. Free.
A free lecture from the the artist. Reservations are recommended, however. Free.
Albiani, an art historian, will lecture on the Noguchi/Baishi exhibit. $11-$16.
Echo at Satsop: A new video installation by Etsuko Ichikawa in response to the earthquake and accompanying Fukushima disaster in Japan. Ichikawa was granted access to the abandoned Satsop nuclear facility in Elma, Washington, and this location provides the unique source material for her project. A hand clap resonating through a cooling tower is the titular echo. Free.
Nebula at the Jake: Undergrad art. Free.
Lamps Meninas: Always wry Seattle artist Jennifer Zwick this time offers an interpretation of Velazquez's classic painting Las Meninas using light fixtures for the characters. It's happening in the spot where Chutney's used to be, which is now part of the Storefronts Seattle program. Free.