Opening Night Photos

 

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You were missed. but here you go…Good conversations, great clients artists and friends. Thanks to all for showing up. Best

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Wood, Wax, Oil & Silver:

Before the hanging: All the works are sitting on the floor…just waiting.

New works by Jaime Ellsworth, David French, Jo Moniz, Caroline James, Elizabeth Bruno, Jennifer Williams, Dana Roberts, Robin & John Gumaelius, Barbara Duzan…

 

HOURS later…

The works are hung. The sculptures are placed. The holiday lights are blinking and the candles are flickering. The gallery looks beautiful. Just waiting for you.

 

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Hope to see you on Saturday, November 28 from 4.30 to 7.30 .

Meet David French, Jo Moniz, Kappy Trigg, Jaime Ellsworth and all the other fabulous artist represented by WaterWorks Gallery.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day Holiday surrounded by family and friend.

We have so much to be grateful for.

 

 

 

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The start of Tom Small Sculpture

Wednesday, at 5.30 Tom and Carl, his moving assistants owed up at the gallery with about half of the show. Lots of Red Cedar burnout sculptures, with a couple of beautiful basalt basins, some free standing limestone and basalt  mid size sculptures.

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With another delivery/installation on Friday of a large basalt piece, a large carved wood piece and the cast glass sculptures, should all be ready for the shows opening on Saturday.
More to follow…

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Vestiges -Catherine Eaton Skinner

Wow…

What amazes and thrills me is the evolution of an artist.

Say Catherine Eaton Skinner.

She started out as a scientific illustrater, add painter, add printmaker, add glassworker, add photographer, and a bit of Eastern religion, lover of animals and nature. Add into the mix, a very thoughtful, kind and generous woman, a mom, a grandmother, a sister and a wife. And the picture begins to focus.

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This show of mixed media encaustic paintings represents a return to the landscape, but perhaps as a Trace, or a Vestige.  A passage.

We are privledged to see.

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Hope you get a chance to see this one.

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A few photos from the opening. What a nice event if I say so myselfimage

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Fun, Seattle Style

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Ah, what a fun filled couple of days.

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Till next time, Best
Ruth

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And now the Magnificent Landscape with Tim Schumm

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

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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.

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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

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The Seattle Art Fair

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Atittude is everything

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

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

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And the opening was …

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Hope to see you at the show, Best

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