The final entry in a series of events that sit artists down and have them talk about what they do (make art) and how they do it (???). This evening's featured panelists are Diem Chau, Alfredo Arreguin and Ronald Hall. $5.
Animal Kingdom: A group show featuring funky pictures of all your favorite animals, especially in the work of Jesse Link, in a career he began while serving in Iraq and continued while helping rebuild New Orleans after the hurricane. Free.
Brian Lane: The Distance is Near: Color-fieldish-looking photos that make macro-perception of their subject their subject (a sampling was also exhibited recently at Rare Medium). Free.
Short Run: The group show. Free.
In this one-night-only showing, Yadesa Bojia shows his work and talks about his experiences using art to raise money for childhood education in Ethiopia. Free.
A sparkling reopening party for the gallery that used to be up the block but is now nestled in SAM's gift shop. Some people say they wish it hadn't moved. What do you think? Free.
Both Francine Seders Gallery and Sheri Hauser's gallery, Tasty, will be closing soon, so come check them out, as well as galleries that are sticking around, like Echo Echo, Warlock Labs, and Bherd! Free.
Drawn from the Olympics: Installation by Stephen Nguyen and Wade Kavanaugh: Nguyen and Kavanaugh wrestle and twist sheets of paper into fully-immersive gallery installations. They are dramatic, arresting, and probably smell good. A few years ago, Kavanaugh created a sculptural remake of the Denny Regrade at Suyama, and talked about a previous insta... more » Free.
Iceland: Hvitt Dagar/White Days: Stark and simple, landscape photography and paintings of the tiny island nation. Free.
Correlate: Seven artists correlating, including Eric Eley, Debra Baxter, and Adam Ekberg. Eley works in installations that highlight the curvature of line through space, sometimes recalling the fragmented wire-sculpture aesthetic of a 3D graphing engine. Ekberg's photography is perhaps more cheerful, or at least more likely to include a pineapple o... more » Free.
Sofie Knijff: Translations: How should a fine artist picture a child? It's a question that's come up in every era. Knijff takes formally posed photographic portraits of children all over the world, offering her own answers. The children live in South Africa, India, Mali, and Brazil, among other places. Knijff lives in Amsterdam. Free.
With art from an impressive list of participating galleries, Blindfold,LxWxH, M.I.A. Gallery, Photo Center Northwest, and SEASON. Free.
A group show, featuring works in various mediums from artists between the ages of 6 and 81. Live music, raffling, and auctioning to also occur. Free.
Once a month, all the art in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown will attack all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day when all the galleries in Georgetown have their opening receptions. Eight and Sand Gallery, Fantagraphics, Krab Jab, and many others. Free.
The Second Annual Affordable Art Fair: For the second year in a row, affordable art is made available to you, the potential buyer. To quantify the term "affordable" a bit, the precise phrasing employed is "many items under $100." Free.
Art students show their work. Free.
Kou Kitago: Ceramics works from Tacoma Community College’s artist-in-residence. Free.
Memento Mori: Kevin Wilson and Marne Cohen-Vance. Wilson paints sinking ships, and Cohen-Vance is interested in the idea that "human beings are made of meat." Free.
Holly Andres: The Homecoming: Tableaux photography that portrays an eerie, heightened suburban reality. Trivia: Andres recently shot the feature on the health-nuttery of Mariel Hemingway and her Soloflex boyfriend for the New York Times Magazine. Free.
This event happens twice a year, and it's basically an when all the studios on the island fling open their doors and invite wanderers in. Free.
An intimate talk on the subject of "taking stock." Questions of taking stock, raised by Boylan, include taking stock of one's neighborhood. "What of the city’s cultural scene? The Pike and Pine neighborhood is a good candidate for becoming the cultural center of the city. But can it survive the condo onslaught?" Free.
Red Eagle is a writer, poet, and "cultural worker" of Dakota and Puget Sound Salish heritage who will speak as part of a series entitled, "How Are We Remembered?" which is centered around Seattle's history and legacy. Free.
Get a photo taken with a bad Santa. Free.
Heather Hart: Oracular Rooftops: Mixed media and gallery work by the artist whose outdoor installation, The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, spent the summer embedded in a hillside at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Free.
Interstitial Theatre's Juried Show: The three hardworking curators of this cavernous building temporarily devoted to new media have chosen a group of space-based pieces (read: not just videos on monitors) for a big group exhibition. Free.