May 7, 2013
ArtEAST is bringing back the Rookery Project after a successful launch in 2012.
This year, artEAST curators Julie Rackley and Valaree Cox will guide the exhibit with their experience and unique perspective, according to a press release from artEAST.
Washington lakes play host to large populations of the indigenous great blue heron. ArtEAST continues to acknowledge Washington’s natural ecology and pay homage to this majestic bird with the Rookery Project 2013.
This year the “canvas” takes the form of one of three different silhouettes scroll-cut hardboard images by June Sekiguchi. You will be provided the scroll cut board upon your selection as an exhibitor.
Learn more and submit art for this project at www.arteast.org/2013/04/call-rookery-2013. Submission deadline is 8 p.m. May 13. Art will be exhibited Aug. 2-25.
April 27, 2013
For the 7th year in a row, artEAST will bring the 150 Feet of Art to their art center on Front Street on April 27.
From 6 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a closing reception and a bidding frenzy on juried art by artEAST members and special guests. It is their biggest benefit auction of the year.
With $20 admission, according to their press release attendees will receive wine, food and fun. With tickets limited, they encourage those interested to come early and eager.
The artEAST Art Center is located at 95 Front Street. Find out more by calling 425-392-3191 or at artEAST.org.
March 26, 2013
Three Issaquah institutions — Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home, the artEAST artists’ group and UP Front Gallery — are joining forces to bring artwork to the community.
The current show in the Marianwood gallery, entitled “Spring Approaches,” features work by artists from the UP Front Gallery in Issaquah. It is co-sponsored by Providence Marianwood and artEAST.
Issaquah artist Heidi Rose is showing several portraits of buildings from the local area. With watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, Rose captures the remarkable and extraordinary beauty of seemingly common and everyday sights from the surrounding community — a red barn, a historic building and a chapel are among her subjects.
March 12, 2013
Artists are invited to submit original works to artEAST’s exhibit “Being Human.”
The show is open to 2-D works in painting media such as oil, watercolor and acrylic, with a focus on contemporary traditional techniques. ArtEAST seeks work that shows solid foundational understanding of technique, composition, form and color.
February 26, 2013
ArtEAST’s annual 150 Feet of Art Auction returns April 19, featuring literally 150 12-by-12-inch individual, original pieces of art from all media.
ArtEAST seeks submissions from the community for the exhibit.
Submissions must meet the following guidelines:
- 12-by-12 wall-hung art in any media. Jewelry may be hung in frames supplied by the artist.
- Works should be gallery-ready to hang.
- Deadline for submission is 7 p.m. April 3
- The work should have a minimum gallery value of $175. The goal is to sell the pieces at the auction between $300 and $500 with a $450 buy-it-now option.
January 29, 2013
Revelers can sip, snack and shop as the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk series returns.
The popular winter and springtime event launched last February to attract people to downtown merchants even as the weather turns gray and soggy. Organized by the Downtown Issaquah Association, merchants host musicians, and offer sips from Washington vintners and hors d’oeuvres, during the monthly event that launches Feb. 1.
Though the event is designed to appeal to oenophiles — the 1-ounce wine pours remain limited to the 21-and-older crowd — creativity is showcased in arts-focused downtown, too. Highlights at the opening event include demonstrations by master glass blower Lenoard Whitfield at artbyfire and artEAST’s latest exhibit, “Stitch,” at UP Front Gallery.
January 15, 2013
Eastside artists can submit original 2-D artwork created between 2011 and the present for the 2013 SAMMI Awards Volunteer Recognition Celebration.
Organizers at the SAMMI Awards Foundation, in partnership with Issaquah’s artEAST Art Center, issued the call to local artists. Submitted artwork should have a strong visual quality that can be used to set the design themes and color tones for the celebration.
Learn more about the call for artwork at artEAST’s website, http://arteast.org/2012/11/call-2013-sammi-awards. The submission deadline is Jan. 22.
January 15, 2013
The second annual Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk series returns Feb. 1 and continues on the first Friday of the month through May 3.
The event is presented by the Downtown Issaquah Association.
Participants can enjoy live music, art happenings, snacks and local wines poured in tasting locations up and down Front Street.
November 27, 2012
Downtown merchants invite the public to head to Front Street North for some holiday cheer Dec. 5, as the Downtown Issaquah Association hosts a holiday open house.
The event runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., and other locations downtown.
Participants can listen to children sing Christmas carols and a performance from Violet Oroboros. Sip hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and then meet Santa Claus and a reindeer. Santa is available for free family photographs, too.
November 27, 2012
Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army’s Toy ‘n’ Joy drive through Dec. 14, accepts new, unwrapped gifts for children up to age 14, or shoppers can chose a gift request tag item in the store and put it in the donation barrel in the store. The Issaquah Bartell is at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Learn more at www.bartelldrugs.com.
Toys for Troops seeks donations for Christmas presents for children of service members. Drop off donations through Dec. 15 at the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, or make financial donations at www.operationbaldeagle.org.
Small Works Holiday Exhibition, through Dec. 29, artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., 392-3191, www.arteast.org
Downtown Issaquah holiday lights work party, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, meet at Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St., a lunch break at noon features donated pizza from Flying Pie Pizza, call 391-1112 to volunteer