Friday, February 29, 2008

Art Zone In Studio with Nancy Guppy

Hi there;
It's Nancy Guppy, your friend//daughter/sister/wife/daughter-in-law/sister-in-law/acquaintance, writing.

Thursday 2/28, is the first episode of a brand new weekly 30-minute TV show I'm hosting/producing called "Art Zone In Studio with Nancy Guppy". The show is 100% devoted to celebrating and promoting the local art scene. Each new episode will premiere at 8:00 on Thursday nights, with a repeat airing later that evening, and two more airings each on Friday and Saturday night.
The show will also stream on line:

I'm excited about the show and the potential we have to really dig in and shine a big 'ol bright light on Seattle's vibrant and rich arts and culture scene. In this first episode we profile artist Lynne Saad, visit the "Gates of Paradise" exhibit at SAM, talk film with Robert Horton, and highlight a number of events happening around town.

I hope you can tune in, either on regular TV or online.

Thanks so much.
Art Rocks!
xo, nancy g.


Information and letter provided by Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle. Thanks Catherine for sharing this news.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Howard House / Gretchen Bennett Exhibit
Plus Group Exhibit Curated by Bennett

Howard House is presenting two exhibitions opening on February 28th. Hello, features new work by Gretchen Bennett, and Supernature, curated by Bennett, features seven New York based artists working in a range of different media. Bennett will be talking about the two exhibitions at noon on Saturday, March 1st.

In her latest body of work, Gretchen Bennett continues her process of collecting and gathering found materials. No longer tracing the geographical iconography of the Northwest, she widens her focus to include an in-depth look at the pop-culture iconography of the area through drawings of the band Nirvana and its lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Gretchen Bennett received her MFA at Rutgers University in 2001, and has exhibited widely on both coasts. Hello is Bennett's second solo show at Howard House.

Gretchen Bennett
When you wake up this morning, please read my diary.
Look through my things, and figure me out, 2008
Prismacolor pencils on paper, 22.5"h x 30"w
© Susan Dory, courtesy of Howard House

Alexander Kantarovsky
Me and Him, 2007
Oil on canvas, 60" x 84"
© Alexander Kantarovsky, courtesy of Howard House

Suzanne Walters
Stalker (Night) 1, 2007
Gouache on paper, 11" x 15"
© Suzanne Walters, courtesy of Howard House

Saul Chernick
Repose After Collision, 2006
Ink on paper, 13.25" x 19"
© Saul Chernick, courtesy of Howard House

Curated by Gretchen Bennett, Supernature examines the notion of the perfect landscape, but instead of presenting an idealized or romanticized view of the natural world, the artists allow for the possibility that the perfect landscape can be found in hybrid and abandoned settings. The show is a collection of assembled topography acting as shallow landmarks, however bare or stylized.


Gretchen Bennett
February 28 - April 12, 2008

Group exhibition curated by Gretchen Bennett
Artists: Saul Chernick, Matthew Day Jackson, Andrew Guenther, Alexander Kantarovsky, Robert de Saint Phalle, Suzanne Walters, Aaron Williams
February 28 - April 12, 2008

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 1, 12 Noon


Howard House
604 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 - 5:00

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website, Howard House.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Winston Wächter Fine Art
Susan Dory and Nobuhito Nishigawara

A new exhibition opens this week at Winston Wächter Fine Art in Seattle. Join them on Wednesday, February 27th from 6 to 8pm for the solo exhibitions of Susan Dory and Nobuhito Nishigawara.

Susan Dory
Curio, 2008
Acrylic on canvas over panel, 48" x 42"
© Susan Dory, courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art

Susan Dory
Versant, 2008
Acrylic on canvas over panel, 36" x 24"
© Susan Dory, courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art

Susan Dory’s abstract paintings investigate themes of repetition, variation, and time. Flowing shapes, which are simultaneously linear and biomorphic, are organized within complex, structured patterns. By overlapping these translucent forms, Dory creates a layered effect that serves as a visual document of time. This effect not only allows viewers to see through one field and into another, it also creates a distinct, tactile quality upon the surfaces of her paintings.

Nobuhito Nishigawara
Itsuwari, 2007
Clay, epoxy, paint, gold leaf, 19 x 49 x 13 inches
© Nobuhito Nishigawara, courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art

Nobuhito Nishigawara
Gaijin, 2008
Clay, epoxy, paint, 34.5 x 19 x 38 inches
© Nobuhito Nishigawara, courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art

Nishigawara’s art explores human and social relationships while investigating personal thoughts of the inner-self. A toy donkey image is portrayed in several of his works, symbolizing our culture’s malleability as a result of commercialization. We are easily influenced, Nishigawara suggests.


Susan Dory
27 February – 04 April 2008

Nobuhito Nishigawara
Cultural Identity
27 February – 04 April 2008


Winston Wächter Fine Art
203 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206 652-5855

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website, Winston Wächter Fine Art.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

G. Gibson Gallery / Laura McPhee Exhibit

G. Gibson Gallery is opening a new exhibition this week, featuring the photographs of Laura McPhee. An artist reception and talk is planned for this Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm.

The Alturas Foundation selected artist Laura McPhee as its Artist-in-Residence in 2003. The Alturas Foundation is dedicated to visual arts and American culture. McPhee worked during the next 2 years in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, documenting the conflict between development and preservation of this striking landscape of the American West. The work is grand in scale yet personal in interpretation.

Laura McPhee
Fourth of July Creek Ranch, Custer County, Idaho, July 15, 2004
Chromogenic print, 50 x 60 inches, edition of 5
Laura McPhee, courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery

Laura McPhee
Understory Flareups, Fourth of July Creek,
Valley Road Wildfire, Custer County, Idaho, 2005
Chromogenic print, 50 x 60 inches, edition of 5
© Laura McPhee, courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery

Laura McPhee is a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Getty Center Museum, Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 1998 Laura was awarded a Fulbright Scholars’ fellowship to India and Sri Lanka, and in 1993 a Guggenheim.


Laura McPhee
River of No Return
February 21 - March 29, 2008

Artist Reception & Talk, Saturday, February 23rd, 3:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11-5:30 & Saturday 11-5

G. Gibson Gallery
300 S. Washington St.
Seattle WA 98104

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website G. Gibson Gallery.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Catherine Person Gallery / Lynne Saad

Opening at the Catherine Person Gallery on February 14th, is a solo exhibition by painter Lynne Saad - 'Everything I ever loved (in no particular order)'. The exhibition will feature paintings on playing cards that have been stitched together like a quilt, wood panels & white ceramic plates. The figurative imagery serves as the artist's journal complete with real & imaginary people, places, dreams and mantras.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 14th, 6-8 pm
Seattle Channel 21 will be taping the Opening at 6:30.

Two artworks by Lynne Saad
Everything I Ever Loved (in no particular order)


Lynne Saad Exhibition
Everything I ever loved (in no particular order)
February 14th - March 15th, 2008

Opening: February 14th, 6-8 pm
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5 or by appointment

Catherine Person Gallery
319 Third Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
206 763-5565

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website Catherine Person Gallery


James Harris Gallery / Message in A Bottle

James Harris Gallery is presenting a group exhibition titled “Message in a Bottle.” In bringing together a wide range of mediums – including sculpture, photography, painting and installation – the show focuses on how artists transform the expected visual utility of an object to multiple pictorial possibilities. These are artists who inherently investigate the origins of their subjects, creating fictive spaces and new relationships by placing disparate or unusual objects together in dynamic ways.

Featured artists include: Eric Elliott, Francisco Guerrero, Helga Steppan, Stephanie Syjuco, and Andrew Witkin. The show opens on February 14th and continues through March 15th.

Helga Steppan
All my things/Black, 2004
C-type print, 36” x 30"

Stephanie Syjuco
Everything Must Go (Grey Market), 2006
Digital prints, foamboard, paper, tape, foam; dimensions variable

Eric Elliott
Untitled, 2007
Oil on Canvas, 26” x 30

Andrew Witkin
Untitled, 1997-2007
approximately 54 groupings (groups of two, three and four)
in assorted media on table, approximately 31" x 96" x 56"

Francisco Guerrero
Untitled(table/foot), 2008
Enamel of panel, 24" x 36"


James Harris Gallery
Message In A Bottle
February 14 - March 15, 2008
Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat. 11:00 - 5:00
Tues. by appointment

James Harris Gallery
309A 3rd Ave. South
Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: 206-903-6220

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website: James Harris Gallery


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Linda Hodges Gallery - 25th Anniversary

Congratulations to Linda Hodges and the Linda Hodges Gallery, they are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the gallery. Be sure to thank Linda for her contributions to the Seattle art community, and for being such a good gallery for 25 years. The gallery has consistently been one of Seattle's top galleries since they opened.

This month and next, the gallery is featuring a group exhibition. They will be opening the exhibition this evening, First Thursday, February 7th. Here're a few of the painting that will be on display.

Fred Lisaius
Island Dance, 2008
Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24"

Robert Calvo
Treasury (Parnassum), 2007
Collage, Acrylic on Board, 45" x 90" x 2"

Lucinda Parker
Planning the Garden, 2005
Acrylic on Canvas, 69" x 56"

Tom Fawkes
Casa de Mateus-Jardim Parterre, 2007
Acrylic on Linen, 42" x 82"

Karen Yurkovich
Oil on Linen, 52" x 63"

Gaylen Hansen
Dog, Clown and Magpie, 2006
Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 60"


Artists featured in the 25th Anniversary Exhibition include:
John Anderson, Chester Arnold, Alfredo Arreguin, Gayle Bard, Margaretha Bootsma, Robert Calvo, Tom Fawkes, David French, Gaylen Hansen, Paul Harcharik, Brenna Helm, Christopher Martin Hoff, Roger Jones, Chen Lin, Fred Lisaius, Patrick LoCicero, Nancy Loughlin, Robert McCauley, Daphne Minkoff, Lucinda Parker, Jim Phalen, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Gillian Theobald,
and Karen Yurkovich

Linda Hodges Gallery
25th Anniversary Group Exhibition
February 7, 2007 - March 29, 2008
Reception for Artist: Thursday, February 7, 6-8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11:00-5:30 or by appointment
Additional information: Linda Hodges (206) 624-3034
Website: Linda Hodges Gallery

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Northwest Art Auction

Pacific Galleries Auction House has announced its' first Northwest Art Auction. The auction will be Wednesday, February 6, 2008, starting at 5:30 pm. The showroom is located at 241 South Lander Street, Seattle, in the SODO District.

At the 2008 NW Art Auction, Pacific Galleries will be auctioning works of art by such esteemed artists as Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Leo Kenney, William Ivey, William Lee Cumming, Richard Gilkey, Eustace Ziegler, Jules Dahlager, Sydney Laurence, George Tsutakawa, Neil Meitzler, Dale Chihuly, Edward Curtis, Glen Alps and many, many more. Hundreds of major artists' works up for public auction!

Preview: February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
From 10 am until 6pm.

A color catalog is viewable online at Pacific Galleries website ( The auction will also be available through eBay Live Auctions online at

Visit Pacific Galleries website for more information.