Phinney Center Gallery
The Phinney Center Gallery supports local emerging artists, with rotating shows throughout the year. The art gallery is located upstairs in the Phinney Center. Our gallery shows are advertised to 20,000 local community members and thousands of people visit the Phinney Center each month.
Monday-Friday: 9 am-9 pm
Saturday: 9 am-2 pm
Bridging the Gap: Art that Brings us Together
MARCH 6- APRIL 12
Opening reception: Friday, March 8, 7-9 pm during the PhinneyWood Art Walk – Facebook event: invite friends!
View pieces from 16 local artists that illustrate how art can close the gap – economic, cultural, social, political, geographical or otherwise – between people and help us be more compassionate, informed and observant.
Ken Allison, Portrait 6 | Digital Photograph
Tracy Simpson, For Better And For Worse | Acrylic on Paper (Monotype)
Meet the Jury
Thanks to our amazing volunteer jury for their thoughtful hours curating our show!
Oscar Baechler is a computer graphics generalist, classical realist painter, photographer, technical animator, open source advocate, and community organizer. His has worked for clients including Allen Institute, Coindexter’s, Pluto VR, UBC, US Seafoods, Wiley, and Pearson. His work has been featured in ImagineFX, SIGGRAPH, and art galleries around Seattle. Oscar created and runs SEABUG (the Seattle Blender User Group) and BLDC (Ballard Life Drawing Co-op), and has presented on art and computer graphics at conferences including SIGGRAPH, LinuxFest Northwest, the Blender Conference, OSCON, Usenix LISA, SeaGL, SIX, WACC and others. When he isn’t teaching or freelancing, he can be found drawing with his two children.
Deanne Belinoff is a West Coast artist who resides in Seattle, Washington. Her work is in many collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Department of Prints and Drawings, Orange County Museum of Art, Seattle Public Utilities Collection, and numerous others. Please see deannebelinoff.com
Dan Kamm. Twelve years ago, after retiring from a 42 year career that initially focused on accounting and grew into many diverse and wonderful opportunities, Dan moved back to Seattle from the Eastside. He lived in this area several times as a child and always enjoyed the zoo. His childhood was rife with challenges and art brought him relief and focus. At seven he was constantly drawing and by ten the local butcher shop was providing him with paper that he turned into large murals that his mother displayed in the dining room. He was the art director for his high school newspaper, completed art projects through his life and for many years designed and created holiday gifts for friends and family. His grandfather was a wood artist and his mother was known for her oil paintings. They provided Dan with an obsession for art that has no boundaries as long as it brings beauty and expression. Dan’s passions include his family, the environment, art and social justice.
Diane Macrae is the proprietor of Venue in Ballard which carries exclusively items made by local artist & designers. During the last 14 years, she has been highly involved in the curating aspects of the shop. Her exposure to the wide array of categories and the varied talents within has increased her appreciation of the arts in our region. Although she was born and raised in Southern California, she calls Seattle home since moving here in 2000. She believes creativity is the heartbeat of the city and has felt a big privilege to be so connected to the culture and the many artists she’s worked so closely with.
Ruthie V. has exhibited work in the Bellevue Arts Museum, Tacoma Arts Museum, Bellingham Arts Museum, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Core Gallery, and others. She has a BA in painting from Western Washington University, and studied art in Japan. In 2016 she started the Seattle Artist League, a community art school with a focus on drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Call for Art
Northwest Fine Arts Competition
SUBMISSION PROCESS WILL BE OPEN MARCH 11-29
All members of the community are invited to apply to the Phinney Center Gallery’s 2019 Northwest Fine Arts Competition (NWFAC). Jurors will select art by Pacific NW artists to be displayed in the Phinney Center Gallery from May 8 to June 15, with the opening reception on Friday, May 10 during the BIG ONE Phinneywood Art Walk.
We anticipate showing work from 20-30 artists. The submission process for the NWFAC will be open March 11 through 29, with a link from this page. Artists will be notified by April 10.
The artist selected as Jurors’ Choice will have all of their submitted works displayed in the show, their work featured on show promotional materials, and a feature article in the next edition of The Review, the PNA’s quarterly community newspaper.
There will also be a People’s Choice Award, selected by popular vote during the show.
Submissions must be original works not shown previously in the Phinney Center Gallery. Artists must live or work in the Pacific Northwest. Pieces may not be larger than 3’6” wide and/or 6’ tall and must weigh less than 15 pounds. Given the constraints of our gallery, we can only accept 2D media. Artists may submit up to three pieces up work. There is a $20 application fee. While the PNA appreciates all forms of artistic expression, as a public space that caters to kids of all ages, we are unable to display any artworks depicting frontal nudity.
Please direct any questions to Polly Freeman at [email protected].
Get involved! Join our Arts Committee
Are you an artist? Do you love art of all kinds? We need community members with a knowledge and love of art to help plan and execute quarterly art shows. This would involve occasional evening meetings to plan shows, hanging quarterly art shows, staffing art show openings, and more.
We are also looking for artists to serve as jurors for our 2019 art shows. Interested in either (or both!) opportunities? Contact Polly Freeman at [email protected] to learn more.
PNA Member, Volunteer, and Staff Show
JULY 11- AUGUST 10
This show featured the talents within our own PNA community, comprised of 34 jury-selected works by 28 artists.
Elsie Nelson Brown
Kathi J. Erickson
S. R. Lane
Sandra F. Simpson
People’s Choice Vote Winner:
Old Salty by S.R. Lane
Digital photograph, 16×20
Artist statement: “Photography is my paintbrush. If I could paint or draw I would be busy creating non-stop. However, I presently lack the skills or patience to sit down and draw proper stick figures or a bowl of fruit. For now photography is my passion and medium. In the future who knows. I enjoy finding the unique images in day to day life. Typically I capture an image when I’m out on one of my daily walks. Always looking around, searching for that image that calls to me, grabs hold of my attention and won’t let go.”
Ruins #2 . James McFarlane
Acceptance . Glen Beebe
Dog II . Kristen Wickersham
Egg Beaters . Deborah Slivinsky
Meet the Jury
Huge thanks to our amazing volunteer jury for spending many thoughtful hours curating our show!
Twelve years ago, after retiring from a 42 year career that initially focused on accounting and grew into many diverse and wonderful opportunities, Dan moved back to Seattle from the Eastside. He lived in this area several times as a child and always enjoyed the zoo. His childhood was rife with challenges and art brought him relief and focus. At seven he was constantly drawing and by ten the local butcher shop was providing him with paper that he turned into large murals that his mother displayed in the dining room. He was the art director for his high school newspaper, completed art projects through his life and for many years designed and created holiday gifts for friends and family. His grandfather was a wood artist and his mother was known for her oil paintings. They provided Dan with an obsession for art that has no boundaries as long as it brings beauty and expression. Dan’s passions include his family, the environment, art and social justice.
Patrick is a portrait/editorial photographer living in Seattle. Obtaining a commercial art degree from the Art Institute of Seattle was the first step developing his artistic style. Lighting, styling and subject matter are the focus of his art. Collaboration with other artists and working with interesting subjects are what drives his creativity. Patrick has been fortunate enough to contribute to local publications as well as showcase personal work. Having been part of the 619 Western Artist Building, he knows how important art is to a community and it’s ability to bring people together.
Paul was born in Tacoma, grew up in Mountlake Terrace, and attended Linfield College and The Evergreen State College. His education focused on painting and sculpture with a dash of programming for computer graphics. He taught computer programming at SSCC. This led to work illustrating and animating software tutorials for Microsoft. In 1997 Paul became a full-time artist. He had a studio in a converted Ballard farmhouse until 2014. Paul now works in a studio in his backyard in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. It’s a place where he can reflect on and respond to his urban expeditions.
The Phinney Center Gallery and arts program is funded in part by 4Culture.