Tag: portable works collection
Seattle City Light, the nation’s greenest utility, has been a supporter of the city’s public art program, and its portable artwork collection since the city adopted a 1% for Art ordinance in 1973. The city’s Portable Works Collection is a rotating collection of artworks in all media including sculpture, site-specific commissions, painting, mixed media, prints, […][More]
Posted: October 8th, 2015 under Art Beat, Gallery, Seattle Presents.
Tags: ann focke galleries, City Hall Gallery, ethnic heritage arts gallery, portable works collection, Seattle City Light, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, seattle presents gallery
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 legs come into […][More]
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 Washington University in […][More]
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 drawing with a thin […][More]
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 women collecting food […][More]
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 (2001), the artist […][More]
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 apply. The call […][More]
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 couples. Her project […][More]
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 with ceramics. At […][More]
Posted: November 6th, 2012 under Art Beat, Public Art, Weekly Art Hit.
Tags: artwork, Election Day, portable works collection, Public Art, Retro Stuff - Stars and Stripes Tea Pot #10, Richard Marquis, Weekly Art Hit
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 and figuratively consumes […][More]