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City Hall exhibition features Columbia City Gallery artists

See artwork by members of the Columbia City Gallery in the exhibition Columbia City Gallery Artists Step Out, on view at City Hall through July 2.

The Columbia City Gallery is an artists’ cooperative in Southeast Seattle that brings together emerging and professional artists working in diverse media. The exhibition features 70 artworks by 22 artists working in a wide range of media and styles, including representational and abstract painting, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics and enamel.

See Lori Duckstein’s Simple (2010), an acrylic rendering of a bird seemingly longing for its nest. Enjoy Cha Davis’ whimsical royally crowned rooster Easter Snow Queen (2011) in acrylic, beads, embroidery and silk on paper.

Artists included in the exhibition are Jacqui Beck, Dianne Bradley, Cha Davis, Mark Ditzler, Lori Duckstein, Eric Edgerton, Drew Forsell, Kate Harkins, Carol Hershman, Ellen Hochberg, Lin Holley, Lita Kenyon, Shari Kaufman, Michael Lowe, Jim Madara, Elinor Maroney, Annie Moorehouse, Matt Murray, Sarah Parent, Joan Robbins, Hannah Voss and Olivia Zapata.

In 1999, a group of 20 artists founded the Columbia City Gallery, the first art gallery and the only nonprofit artists’ cooperative in Southeast Seattle. The gallery showcases the work of its members as well as that of local guest artists who present themed exhibitions with social and cultural relevance to the community.

Columbia City Gallery Artists Step Out is on view in the City Hall Lobby Gallery and Anne Focke Gallery (located on the L-2 level of City Hall), 600 Fourth Ave. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.             

Image: Jacqui Beck, The Birds & Me, 2011, acrylic & mixed media, 24″ x 18″. Photo courtesy of the artist.