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May 2015 SP Arts meeting

Friday, May 15th, 2015
     Held on 05/03/2015. In attendance:  Bill, Wendy, Barbara, Bonnie, Colleen, Raina, Antonia, Lisa
Topics Covered:
     Bandshell (similar to this)-  Dan on the river will take it temporarily (it has to be moved from storage at Dale’s by June 1), but the goal is to install at permanent spot, possibly at Marra Farms.  In temporary spot at Dan’s place it will be visible by river and get some notice and maybe press about our scrappy arts group…  Marra Farm may have some funding.  Parks Dept. say they want community input  but haven’t taken steps to aquire it, and historically haven’t always listened.  Bill will email Raina, Dan, Dale and Meredith regarding: next steps and getting moving equipment.   Dan has a bobcat, we still need a flatbed truck. Possibly SPARKS and Dan can fund rental.
     Duwamish Revealed-  Bill is processing over 50 contracts for artists and other people involved in this summer-long festival full of art on the Duwamish… big event with half million in funding grants.  From Jack Block Park  to tour of the City of Tukwila, along and parallel to river.  Known projects: East Asian Festival -with lanterns on the river (need ideas for biodegradable/ecologically friendly material for lanterns), Latino Festival, flower arch, lucha libre, looking for trajineras. Goal is to help different groups organize and complete projects.
     Artist Catherine Grisez is creating Cultivate to be installed in June for the Duwamish Revealed. It’s a recycled art project with help of the community. It will be made of  large panels hanging off the South Park bridge, and will require lots of aluminum cans and plastic 1 liter and 2 liter bottles…. Art/work parties are tentatively scheduled every week in May: Wednesday evening at Loretta’s Northwestern, and Saturday afternoon at Lowercase Brewery (no age limit.) Check the Facebook page for updates. Bring gloves (to protect hands from sharp edges), scissors, stapler and utility knife. Spare tools are provided.
     International Market Night at Concord Elementary-  May 28th, Colleen will help and maybe Antonia to do kid project dealing with gardens, beneficial bugs, growing food, our environment…
     2015 Putts Out (link to last year) – August 3, 2015   Call for holes to go out soon. Raina wants to do Seattle Tilth booth and hole, Bill wants to try to get softball team to do a hole, Antonia suggested youth summer camps to do one.  Someone suggested  Colleen do a Roller Derby Hole. Wendy suggested to partner again with Community Center to do food again.  Raina will put call out for beer again, we got a good deal on keg from Georgetown last year.  Barbara suggested having tables on either end of Thistle Street.  (Carmen has Duwamish Valley Youth Corps of kids that can help do tasks, maybe clean-up?)

Bonnie suggested putting out message board with our calendar of events for the year on it…

It was an epic Art Under $100 2014!

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Epic. Amazing. Colossal. One giant boat load of fun.

The 10th annual Art Under 100 event was better than we dreamed. The art was brilliant, the shoppers were eager, and the whole space was filled with good cheer. Hours of art, spirits, the perfect music, a South Park Superstar raffle, Makery craftiness, and reconnecting with friends…this was one for the memory books. Over 2000 partiers joined us at the Seattle Design Center for the best and biggest AU100 yet. Thanks for kicking off the holiday season with us. Insanely good times documented below:

Artist Roster for Art Under $100 2014

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

It’s time for the big announcement! Who’s selling at the 10th annual Art Under $100 event this year? We are so very lucky to have all this talent in one place. Check ‘em out!

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(Click here to download the PDF version or here to download the .jpg version)

(Click here to see a time lapse of the 2013 event and here to see photos from previous events)

ART UNDER $100

Saturday, Dec 6th. 2-9 pm

Seattle Design Center

Plaza Commons

5701 6th Ave S, Seattle 98108

Amanda White Jewelry and Quilts
Amaranta Sandys Collage, Mixed Media
Annette Ringe Glass
B Lill Painting
Bill Reiswig Woodblock and Linocut Prints
Bonnie Bennedsen Watercolor
Bonnie Stenzel Fabric/Fiber Art
Carmen Stark Jewelry and Paintings
Carol Clifford Letterpress
Carol Rose Dean Clay Tile and Planters
Catherine Grisez Jewelry
Cathy Chase Glass and Jewelry
Colleen Lindsey Fabric Art/Recycled Bags
Cyn Moore Jewelry, Magnets and Paintings
Deanne Belinoff Painting
Deborah Stachowic Encaustic Paintings and Glass Jewelry
Elise Koncsek Wood and Photography
Elizabeth Knopf Eclectic Art and Design
Jason Williamson Wood
Jennifer Bennett Jewelry
Jennifer Forland Jewelry
Jessie Beans Accessories
Jesse Link Prints
Jodee Adams-Moore Clay
Judy Lane Mixed Media and Photography
Keely Carroll-Mahan Watercolor
Kelly Bosley Dioramas and Paper Mache
Ken Hall Wood
Koko Jamison Neon Glass
Kyle Rees Jewelry
Lawn Daisies Upcycled Sweaters
Leah Pastrana Jewelry
Leslie Nan Moon Linocuts and Woodcuts
Lettie Haggard Sculpture and Encaustic
Lisa Dewilde Portraits
Matt Hooks Glass
Maureen Carroll Photography and 2-D Art
Mary Denend Encaustic
Melissa Misoda Glass
Paul Hagopian  Acrylic Paintings
PJ Sheehy  Leather Bags
Priscilla Vassao Jewelry
Rebecca Aldrich Jewelry
Samantha Malay Mixed Media
Sarah Barrick Jewelry
Stephanie Jones Gunn Hand-bound books
Steve Szabo Bags
Styles Bentley Mixed Media
Susanna Prince Fused Glass
Theresa Neinas Block Prints
Toni Wells Pyrography and Sculpture
Wendy Woldenberg Jewelry
William Ward Painted Vinyl Records
Wren Crosleycone Culinary and Bath Salt
Zena McCoy Jewelry

Remember, we’re in a new location this year! Join us at the SDC in Georgetown/SoDo.

We’ll have all the best elements in the new digs: the art raffle thrills, beer & wine, food trucks, live DJs, and the Makery! Do NOT miss out on the satisfying, creative fun of the Makery’s all-ages, mobile art lab. Take home a treasure, made by you of reclaimed materials.

And South Park, we love you! We’re providing a free shuttle to get you over the bridge to party with us. Just meet at Loretta’s at the top of the hour (2 pm, 3, 4, etc. through 8 pm) for a ride to the sale. We’ll send the shuttle back to South Park every half hour (2:30, 3:30, 4:30 etc. through 8:30 pm) Make sure to thank Scott Horrell and the Loretta’s gang for sponsoring this service for us!

We can’t wait to see you!

Art Under $100 at Seattle Design Center This Year!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

We have big, big, BIG news. The 10th annual Art Under $100 event will be in a new location this year! Please mark your calendar and google your map…we’ll be at the gorgeous Seattle Design Center in Georgetown/SODO!

We’re so excited about this space. There are lots of perks, including 250 spaces of covered free parking, a gorgeous, multi-level venue (with an elevator) and a giant room for The Makery. If you’re not familiar with The Makery, get acquainted! It’s this incredibly cool mobile art lab for making treasures out of reclaimed materials.

We’ll have food trucks, beer and wine, and all your best friends will be there. There’s a lovely stage for bugle blowing and raffle calling, two gurgling fountains and plenty of room to shop, catch up and mingle.

Observe:

Please help us spread the word. Even though we couldn’t hold it in our cherished South Park, this is still OUR holiday party. We don’t want to miss seeing single one of you. Just take the shiny new bridge on over to 6th and Orcas in Georgetown. We’re also working on a shuttle service to transport South Parkers to and fro. Details are on the way for that. Don’t miss this party. We’ll have festive cheer waiting for you.

ART UNDER $100

Saturday, Dec 6th. 2-9 pm

Seattle Design Center

Plaza Commons

5701 6th Ave S, Seattle 98108

Welcome to the 10th annual AU100: Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 2-9pm

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

AU100 is aiming to return to its roots this year. It began 10 years ago as a way for working or underground artists (mainly from South Park) to create a body of art that would be able to sell for an affordable price. In its early years, each booth was filled with ART – paintings, sculpture, and functional pieces which didn’t appear at other shows. Artists viewed THIS event as a challenge. How can I make work which is affordable, interesting, unique, and one-of-a-kind?

Can you challenge yourself to create functional or decorative objects which are elevated to the sphere of art? How can you make items that are truly ART UNDER $100? Obviously, it is a good idea for artists to have work that ranges in price from very affordable to right up to the $99 mark. This return to our roots isn’t meant to make each artist have only expensive work, but continue to have a range.

Here is the link to this year’s application: http://www.jotform.us/form/32046686311148 Judging criteria will reflect this idea of ART UNDER $100 (as well as extra points for being a SPArtist), so please get busy and start creating for those images you are about to submit!

Deadline is September 21, 2014.

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