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Tag: portable works collection

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Automology’ by Patti Warashina

Wrapping up the review of our ’80s collection on Weekly Art Hit, we feature Automology by Patty Warashina, one of the country’s best-known ceramic sculptors. Created in 1982, Automology plays on the idea of “bug.” As several women pull a sheet off what appears to be an iconic vehicle, an insect’s hind[More]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Truckin’’ by Katherine Aoki

Happy Valentine’s Day, art lovers! Here’s Katherine Aoki’s print Truckin’ (ed. 9 of 20) from 2001, part of a themed series entitled The Construction of Modern Girlhood.  The print is multiple-plate linoleum cut with watercolor detail. The allegorical series addresses the idea of “girl power.” Aoki received her M.F.A. in printmaking at[More]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Untitled’ by Eric Eley

                  With the rains clearing up and the sun breaking through, here’s Eric Eley’s Untitled artwork from 2007 -- part of a series of artworks by Eley creating atmospheric moments. By layering simple marks, Eley creates dimension by repeatedly covering each layer of[More]

City exhibition features ‘Women’s Stories’

Women's Stories, on view through April 1 at Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, features 20 artworks by 11 female artists in a variety of media, including watercolor, paper batik, oil on canvas, collograph, fabric appliqué and quilting, gouache on silk, acrylic on paper, photography and mixed media. Shefrin's Food Drops in Afghanistan depicts[More]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Untitled Woodcut #10’ by Gary Groves

Artist Gary Groves created a series of prints related to the glacial erratic rocks of Eastern Washington and how they impact the landscape. As we teeter on the brink of a new year, these images recall other cliffs that linger in our collective psyches. In describing this particular artwork, Untitled Woodcut #10[More]

Seeking atmospheric or weather-related artwork

We're seeking two-dimensional or three-dimensional artworks depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive, direct purchase for Seattle Public Utilities' Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light and may or may not be representational. All types of media will be considered. Artists working in color are encouraged to[More]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Pat (Vivian) and Sue (Woehrli)’ by Cecilia Cooney-Wickett

Congratulations to all the same-sex couples who married at City Hall on Dec. 9, and to all the couples now able to marry in the future. To celebrate, here’s Cecilia Cooney-Wickett’s charcoal drawing Pat (Vivian) and Sue (Woehrli). Cooney-Wickett was commissioned in 1986 to create a series of drawings of Seattle area[More]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘Retro Stuff – Stars and Stripes Tea Pot #10’ by Richard Marquis

In honor of Election Day, here’s Richard Marquis’ patriotically-themed blown glass Retro Stuff - Stars and Stripes Tea Pot #10 (or coffee pot, however you want to see it...) from 1997. “His teapots are the one body of work that continues throughout Marquis’ career beginning in the mid-1960s when he was working[More]

Weekly Art Hit: ‘The Devil as a Joker’ by Ted Wiprud

In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a spooky artwork in the Seattle City Light 1% for Art Portable Works Collection. The acrylic-on-paper painting The Devil as a Joker (1982) by Ted Wiprud can hardly be labeled as minimal in approach or statement. The devil figure visually consumes the surface of the painting[More]

City exhibition showcases large-scale artworks

Does bigger artwork make for better artwork? BIG AND BOLD: An Exhibition of Sizable Artworks examines many of the city’s larger artworks in its Portable Works Collection. BIG AND BOLD is on view through Sept. 28 at the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery. BIG AND BOLD highlights 11 artworks by 10 artists, including[More]