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Dear Diary: Ashley Armitage

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Looking at Ashley Armitage’s photographs feels like stepping into a secret world — a dreamy world of pinks and blues, of makeup and nail polish and hair, of ritualized routines in the […]

Dear Diary: Rebecca Chernow


Seattle artist Rebecca Chernow earned her BFA in glass and neon sculpture in western New York, and it was glass that brought her out to the Pacific Northwest where she worked […]

Dear Diary: Gala Bent


Seattle artist Gala Bent has a painter’s hand and a poet’s heart. Her works on paper often read like otherworldly landscapes, with areas of geometric abstraction and dense gestural marks. […]

Dear Diary: Matthew Offenbacher

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Seattle artist Matthew Offenbacher is a collaborator through and through. He’s also an enthusiastic looker and thinker. From 2008 until 2013, he produced La Norda Specialo, a free zine featuring writing by […]

Dear Diary: Olivia Knapp


If you weren’t out art walking on Capitol Hill last night then it is likely that you missed some of the most spectacular drawings that I’ve ever laid eyes on. […]

Art Nerd’s Guide to the Ultimate Objet d’Art


Decorative arts are back! If you need proof, just head to the Seattle Asian Art Museum where a dazzling array of Japanese Deco objects will remind you how nice it […]

Dear Diary: Barbara Knuth


Originally from Wisconsin, Barbara Knuth arrived in Seattle via an MFA program in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from San Diego State University.  What drew this artist to Seattle?  Well perhaps it […]

Dear Diary: Maria Coryell-Martin


Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we bring you a day in the life of Maria Coryell-Martin, an expeditionary artist whose practice brings her to the far reaches of the world […]

Dear Diary: Megumi Shauna Arai

Hand History Sneak Peek Image:  Zack and Gala Bent came in today.  I love this project because of the conversations I get to have with people and the image and text interplay.  I really admire the work of these two individuals.  You can see the beginnings of Hand History on my website  Work on this series will continue into the summer and fall and my hope is to publish a Hand History book in the next year.

It is evident these days that an artistic renaissance is well underway in Seattle.  The ingredients necessary for a renaissance are just a handful of extremely creative people willing to […]

Dear Diary: Anthony Sonnenberg

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Seattle artist Anthony Sonnenberg has had quite a year. He was a finalist for SAM’s 2013 Betty Bowen Award, will be showing work presented by Pulliam Fine Arts in next […]