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Seattle Art Fair and Beyond

Submitted on July 14, 2017 - 4:31pm

The third year of Seattle Art Fair is here. Many galleries and organizations schedule exhibitions and events to parallel the Fair.

Seattle Art Fair

August 3–6, 2017
CenturyLink Field Event Center

Be sure to visit the Seattle Art Fair website for full information about the Fair, exhibitors, and associated events.

The School of Art + Art History + Design is once again a cultural partner of the Fair and, for the first time, will have a table at the Fair. Stop by and say hello.


Here are the galleries participating this year that have School-affiliated people. The galleries are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.

Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art is presenting Ford Crull (BFA 1976) as one of their artists in Booth B19.

ACA Galleries of New York City has the late Professor Emeritus Jacob Lawrence as one of their two featured artists in Booth B28.

Adams and Ollman of Portland is showing Ellen Lesperance (BFA 1995) in Booth C6.

Bridge Productions is featuring Emily Gherard (MFA 2004) in Booth C4.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery of Portland is presenting Isaac Layman (BFA 2003) as one of their artists in Booth E9.

G. Gibson Gallery (owner, BFA 1985) is featuring Professor Emeritus Robert C. Jones and collaborative work by Eirik Johnson (BFA 1997) in Booth B3.

Greg Kucera Gallery (owner, BFA 1980) is showing Chris Engman (BFA 2003) as well as the late Professor Emeritus Michael Dailey in  Booth A18.

James Harris Gallery (owner is current Advisory Board member) is presenting Claire Cowie (MFA 1999), Alwyn O'Brien (MFA 2010), and the late Professor Emeritus Akio Takamori among their artists in Booth A4.

SEASON, owned by Robert Yoder (MFA 1987), is in Booth D6.

Shift Gallery is presenting Eric Day Chamberlain (BA/BFA 1997) as one of their artists in Booth B25.

Woodside/Braseth Gallery is showing Jaq Chartier (MFA 1994) and Victoria Adams (BFA 1979) in Booth D18.


Two projects presented during the Fair involve alums.

Ellen Lesperance (BFA 1985), W.I.T.C.H. 1985, presented with Adams and Ollman of Portland in Booth C6.

Mary Ann Peters (MFA 1977), the world is a garden...,  presented with James Harris Gallery (owner is current Advisory Board member) in Booth A4 .

Other Venues

These are Seattle-area exhibitions taking place during the time of the Seattle Art Fair that include School-affiliated people.

Out of Sight is also in its third year. It takes place August 3–27 and has moved to a new location in the Pioneer Square area. Among the team working on this exhibition are Justen Waterhouse (BFA 2015), Holly Palmer (BA 2014), and Scott Lawrimore, the former Jacob Lawrence Gallery Director.

Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art: Bodies + Beings is a group show with work by Professor Emerita Patti Warashina (BA 1962, MFA 1964); dates are July 3 – September 2.

G. Gibson Gallery (owner, BFA 1985): Here's to the Future is a group exhibition that includes four alums: Cable Griffith (MFA 2002), Mary Iverson (BA 1989, MFA 2002), Serrah Russell (BFA 2009), and Samantha Scherer (MFA 1997); dates are July 14 – August 18.

Gallery4Culture: The Idea & The Thing Itself is a solo show by Jennifer Zwick (BFA 2004); dates are July 6 – August 7.

Hoedemaker Pfeiffer: Fractured Landscapes is a 2-person exhibition that includes Dave Kennedy (MFA 2013); dates are July 7 – September 1.

Woodside/Braseth Gallery: The Collector's Eye is a group show with work by several alums and former faculty — Victoria Adams (BFA 1979), Jaq Chartier (MFA 1994), Dennis Evans (BFA 1973, MFA 1975), Paul Havas (MFA 1965), the late Professor Emeritus Jacob Lawrence, the late Professor Emeritus Alden Mason (BA 1942, MFA 1947), Nancy Mee (BFA 1975), Penny Mulligan (BA 1979, MFA 1981), and the late Professor Emeritus George Tsutakawa (BA 1937, MFA 1950); dates are July 5 – August 12.