Welcome to South Park Arts, an organization dedicated to supporting, representing, and promoting art and artists in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Join our group. You don’t have to be an artist! No matter your skills, you can be involved in this fun and lively organization. If you want to join us in person, we meet the first Sunday of most months at Loretta’s or find us on Facebook.
Olympia, Washington, epicenter of Washington state government, is also the site of a makeshift art gallery. Within the State Capitol building, up in the North Gallery is House Representative Zack Hudgins’ office, and for this legislation session, its walls are decorated with works by South Park artists.
In mid- January, a crew of four SPArtians loaded up two vehicles worth of the most fabulous art and trekked down south to hang it up. Our congressman, Rep. Hudgins is an avid art supporter, and his legislative aid, Doug Honma worked with us throughout the process. The art is displayed in a shared reception area and in Rep. Hudgins’ office. You’ll see photographs, ceramics, letterpress, painting, neon, quilts, sculpture, collage, even an amazing rendition of our South Park Bridge rendered in fabric. Check out the sixteen artists participating in the show:
Cathy Chase: cast glass
Carol Clifford: letterpress
Koko Dahlquist: neon
Lisa DeWilde: prints of watercolors
Catherine Grisez: prints of sculpture/jewelry
Paul Hagopian: paintings
Missy James: ceramics
Elizabeth Knopf: prints
Colleen Lindsey: fabric art
Samantha Malay: collage
Bill Pease: sculpture
Kyle Rees: sculpture
Amaranta Sandys: ceramics
Bonnie Stenzel: quilts
Kristin Tollefson: sculpture
Wendy Woldenberg: prints of same sex wedding rings
If you’re in Olympia doing your civic duty, make sure to stop by Zack’s office. If you want to visit specifically to see the art, it’s probably best to call first: 360.786.7956. We’re also planning a small closing reception when the session ends, sometime in late April.