Fun, Seattle Style

image

A few weekends ago, I had a good friend visit, who now lives in San Francisco. With this beautiful warm weather thought it would be great to do something different. One of the things we did was do to Tula’s and heard some amazing jazz.

And then something I’ve wanted to do for years, so we did….
The Duck Tour of Seattle…what a fun campy Seattle experience backed with music.

image

image

Have you ever exored all the floors of Pike Place Market. I hadn’t done this in years. And found the Magic Shop with Elvis as a fortune teller… was hard to resist, though getting a good fortune card made the experience even more fun.

image

Than walked all over downtown, from Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square.

image

I wanted to see the view from the Smith Tower, but gosh darn the Chinese Room is closed for renovation, and will reopen sometime next year.

image

Ah, what a fun filled couple of days.

image
Till next time, Best
Ruth

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

And now the Magnificent Landscape with Tim Schumm

image

The work and Tim arrived early evening at the gallery. Carla and I had our work cut out.

image

The work for this year’s show is masterful. Over the years, Tim’s work has gotten stronger and the  colors are becoming more subtle, perhaps even transparent. The compositions have taken on a different, more vast perspective.  His sense of wonder about the natural world is more evocative.

image

image

The show opens on Saturday, unfortunately due to health issues with his aging Mom, he might be unable to attend the reception.
So stop on by and toast to the Magnificent Landscape.

Painting details are on the gallery’s website.

http://www.waterworksgallery.com/artists/21-tim-schumm/painting

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Seattle Art Fair

image

I’m sure, by now you have heard about the recent Art Fair in Seattle, started by Paul Allen, Vulcan and the Art Market Production.

image

Lots of very different work was shown, to an audience of Seattleites. Many words maybe used to describe the event.., different, world class, exciting, conceptual, unique and very well low key and Seattle like.

image

The base camp, a forest space/gathering spot was designed by Jim Olsen. This space did a great job creating a separate green outdoor/indoor bridge like… A very  Seattle like space.

image

Lots of great people watching, with some unusual works, big names with non descript pieces, and lots of video artworks, and installation pieces, not dominated by the traditional glass scene of Seattle.  The shock/awe of having such major gallery’s in town…Gagosian, Pace and Zwimer.

image

Let’s hope the after effect of this fair is achieved, a perhaps less provincial art scene. From all the discretely placed red dots I saw, the collecting community is active again. That is a good thing for all galleries.

image

Let’s hope this event has lots of local art community carry over. Best

image

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Atittude is everything

What a fabulous group of jewelers the gallery represents:
From left, Micki Lippe, Gina Pankowski, Terri Rau and Jennifer Howard-Kicinski.

image

All the new pretties… earrings, necklaces, bracelets and brooches are on display till the end of the month.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

And the opening was …

wpid-20150711_171051.jpgwpid-20150711_165825.jpg

wpid-20150711_165818.jpg

wpid-20150711_171718.jpgwpid-20150711_173850.jpgwpid-2015-07-17-13.14.47.jpg.jpegAnd a good time was had by all, Thanks for being here to celebrate Jaime and Barbara’s newest body of work. Best

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Changing

wpid-20150709_132957.jpgThursday was  the day the gallery got rehung. Opening a new show this weekend The Horse  with Jaime Ellsworth, paintings and Barbara Duzan, bronze. The gallery is transformed from one look to another, thought it might be fun to share a before and after.wpid-20150709_132939.jpg

Even after 30 years of hanging shows, I still need to think, stew and even dream about how these shows will look. So here are the paintings, kinda in place on the floor.

wpid-2015-07-10-14.44.51.jpg.jpeg

Now you ask, Where are the bronzes ? Thankfully the gallery has spaces down the hall, to store artworks, sculptures, glass and other items necessary for running a gallery.

wpid-20150709_134900.jpgwpid-20150709_134651.jpg wpid-20150709_134630.jpg

 

And now this is what the gallery looks like, with the show all hung just waiting for you !

wpid-20150710_144917.jpg wpid-20150710_144927.jpg wpid-20150710_144959.jpg

wpid-20150710_145008.jpg

 

The Argyle Avenue window looks great with Barbara’s large bronze Ponies, Zeus looking out the window  as the beaded deer looks on!

wpid-20150710_145420.jpg

Hope to see you at the show, Best

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

After the show

Whew, yesterday’s opening was an amazing and wonderful experience.

image
image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image
image

image

Thank you to everyone who traveled from near and far in the success of the day for Melinda and the gallery.
Xoxox

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

OntheWalls: Melinda Hannigan – Boxing the Compass- Recent Paintings

The  invitations are out, the listing are done and now the paintings are hung. The work is amazing and the gallery looks great. These photos were shot on Friday, for those of you unable to make the opening,  more show photos will post after the  Saturday afternoon opening. Best

wpid-20150605_112916.jpg

 

 

Melinda and Pat Hannigan

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Place for Sculpture

image

Last night, I went to Bellingham,  to attend the preview party at the newest  gallery space dedicated to showing regional sculpture.

Located a few doors down, from the red brick building housing the Whatcom Museum, this simple, clean and airy light filled space with soaring ceilings is now home to Sculpture Northwest Gallery. This space, located in old town Bellingham on Prospect Street, is a gorgeous space to view the many forms and shapes of sculpture presented in this exhibition.

image

image

image

This inaugural exhibition Regional Stone, Regional Sculptors opens on June 5 and runs until August 16, 2015.
This exhibition shows a variety of both stone and techniques from typical stones as basalt, limestone, marble and alabaster to the more unusual named stones as Rhyyolite, Mudstone and Chlorite. There was a bit of steel and even glass used as parts of a melange of media in a few works.

This show, well worth the drive to Bellingham, has a few familiar artists, Tom Small, Bruce Haslett, Bill Wessinger, Tracy Powell and Al Sieradski. Many unknown to me, but on the whole, the quality of the work is fabulous.

Enjoy the work and visit their site Sculpturenorthwest.org

image

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

30th Anniversary in Photos

wpid-wp-1431841552460.jpeg

Here’s the invitation wall, showing some of the invitations from the past 30 years.

wpid-wp-1431841607287.jpegMy Fabulous, Shop Girl #2, Carla, but unfortunately Shop Girl #1, Julie was unable to attend. She was missed.

wpid-20150516_171123.jpgwpid-20150516_120623.jpgwpid-20150516_152713.jpgwpid-20150516_153459.jpg

Wonderful to see both new friends and old friends, and wonderful and supportive clients.

wpid-20150516_155042.jpgwpid-20150516_102610.jpg

Was having so much fun, chatting, drinking and eating that I forgot to take photos.          Silly me. And the chocolate cake was amazing and it was from Bakery San Juan.

wpid-20150516_102753.jpg

Best

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments