Coyote’s Annual Spring Art Sale May 12th

Amazing art sale to benefit Coyote, with over 20 artists at the home of Julie and Dan Little at 1121 23rd Ave. E, between Prospect and Highland on Capitol Hill.

Drop by for a day of incredible art, mouth-watering grub, and really, really good company!

This event is casual and open-house style, so come when it suits you! Mingle with the artists, grab a bite to eat, shop a ton of unique art, and enjoy the afternoon with us. While you get your shop on, you’ll be supporting local artists AND Coyote!

Jewelry, Furnishings, Ceramics, Fashion, and more…

|| FEATURED ARTISTS ||
jennifer bennett
laurie conklin
dorit ely
joe max emminger
pat espey
liz gamberg
noble golden
robin hall
joyce halldorson
elena korakianitou
tracy krauter
lavera langeman
nia michaels
michaela miller
kristin nelson
julie paschkis
anne poulson
christina reed
carol rashawna williams
britt rynearson
ingrid savage
stephanie simpson
jil smith
joanne sugura
lana sundberg
sue zell
mike zitka

Live Drumline Exhibition with Seattle Seahawks, UW Drumline, WSU Drumline at Garfield May 20

It’s time for the 9th annual Garfield BDX Drumline showcase, a live drumline exhibition with the Seattle Seahawks, UW, WSU and Garfield Drum Lines!

Let MC Logic Amen and Tamao George Yasutake (DJ Surreal) take you on a journey from group to group supporting youth in school music programs.

This year there are 15 exciting Drumlines to make your Saturday a great day! This event is very family friendly and will have you dancing in your seat. *Set list is posted at the bottom.

New to the lineup this year are both the University of Washington Husky and Washington State University Cougar Drumlines.

Also enjoy a performance from the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. This is traditionally the first full group performance of the season for Blue Thunder.

Tickets are $10 at the door.
Food and drink will be sold in the concession stand.
All proceeds go directly to the Garfield High School Drumline program!

Please invite your friends!
Thank you so much for supporting local and live music!

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2017 BDX Performance Order

Preshow
11:30 DJ Surreal & Guest Band

Main Event
12:00 Washington Middle School
12:08 Bellevue High School
12:16 Cleveland High School
12:24 Life Christian High School
12:32 Cascade Sound Percussion
12:40 Lake Stevens High School
12:48 Thomas Jefferson High School
12:56 Lincoln High School

Intermission

1:25 Garfield High School *
1:35 Roosevelt High School
1:43 Glacier Peak High School
1:51 UW Drumline *
1:59 Emerald City Boom *
2:07 WSU Drumline *
2:15 Seahawks Blue Thunder *

* Indicates exhibition performance

Jennifer Zwick, Alfred Harris, Cathy Sarkowsky and Kate Sweeney – Pulp Fictions Art Show at SAM Gallery


Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening reception for “Pulp Fictions.”

FEATURED ARTISTS
Alfred Harris
Cathy Sarkowsky
Kate Sweeney
Jennifer Zwick

Light refreshments will be available.

Free and open to the public.

The show, which runs through May 14. SAM Gallery is located at the Seattle Art Museum at 1300 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle.

RACER-AOKE! Karaoke and Black Velvet Paintings at Cafe Racer

Come for the art, stay for the karaoke! Black velvet paintings by artist Celene Ramidan in the main gallery and “Racer-aoke” karaoke party with DJ Vodka Twist in the Official Bad Art Museum of Art. Thursday night, come after the art openings or come early for dinner. Meet the artist, sing a song, have a drink, enjoy a delicious homemade meal. March 2nd, 2017, 8pm-11pm at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

Black Velvet Painting Show at the Official Bad Art Museum of Art at Cafe Racer 2/10/17

Indulge your senses!

Come and view these black velvet paintings, a sensory delight, by future art mistress and musician Celene Ramadan, in the vein of masters Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Black Velvet Painting King Edgar Leeteg, who created sensuous, tropical paradises in the ’30s and ’40s applying brush to velvet to delicately paint each hair on the head of his lovely subjects

An elite reception to meet the artist and view these sublime black velvet paintings, most of which will be for sale. Prices will range from $60 – $300! A deal at twice the price!

Art show officially happens from 6pm-8pm, but art will available to view and worship all night. Karaoke will go from 8pm-11pm!

Admission is free at Cafe Racer, just have a beer or cocktail and enjoy their full-service menu. All food made onsite and delicious!

Starting at 8pm, enjoy RACEROKE, Cafe Racer Karkaoke by Lushy Kingpin Andy Sodt.

Cafe Racer is located at 5828 Roosevelt Way in Seattle.

The Story of Black Velvet Paintings and the Inuit

Velvet Underdogs: In Praise of the Paintings the Art World Loves to Hate

Valentines Day! Circus Contraption Band, Can Can Cabaret, Jason Webley, DeVotchKa, Vince Mira

The Circus Contraption Band returns!
Yes, it’s true! One night only!

We know it will never be the same without Joe and Drew. But the rest of the band is BACK for Valentine’s Day, and they are honored to join a SPECTACULAR bill at Showbox at the Market.

On the bill is Devotchka The Denver-based indie rock band who powers into new territory. Long renowned for their lush sound and eclectic mix of genres, this will be a great Seattle show. Vince Mira is also on the bill. He started playing at the Pike Place Market as a teen and now has been featured on “Good Morning America”, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and “Inside Edition” and has played the Austin City Limits Festival, Bumbershoot, the mainstage at the Sasquatch Festival and has showcased at SXSW. He is now in the process of writing and recording his 3rd album.

Also performing, local favorites Can Can Cabaret will be performing, along with the Tom Waites of the accordion, Jason Webley.

Tue Feb 14 – Showbox at the Market

Devotchka
Vince Mira
Circus Contraption Band
Can Can Cabaret
Jason Webley

7pm door / 8pm show
Tickets: $40 adv / $45 day-of
21 and over
1426 1st Ave, Seattle WA
Tickets onsale via Showbox tickets

Resist! Artists for Progress Show at The Piranha Shop 1/27/2017

pin The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Resist! Art Show at The Piranha Shop — 100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Art today serves a different purpose than it did before the election. As our Nation’s activists, optimists, truth-tellers, and interpreters, we have a responsibility to keep the things that are important as far away and safe from the new CEO in Chief as possible.

So, we’re coming together and raising funds for institutions that are now in jeopardy. We’re fighting hate with hope, rallying together, and speaking our minds. We’re showing the world that we won’t go silently— that progress, creativity, and judiciousness still matter in this weird, new, reality-television version of America.

Because if history has taught us anything, it’s that hope never loses.

Join us to raise money for the institutions that need us most. We can all do our little bit to keep our beautiful country progressing towards acceptance, tolerance, and hope.

Friday, January 27, starting at 7pm at The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Participating artists include:
Jennifer Ament
Charles Peterson
Stacey Rozich
Danielle Skredsvig
Joey Veltkamp
Barry Ament
Derek Erdman
Kyler Martz
Victor Melendez
Kate Neckel
Ben Gannon
Teresa Grasseschi
Deborah Faye Lawrence
Valeria Spring
Jamie Randall
Celeste Cooning
Andrew Crawshaw
Michael Heck
Bisco Smith
Ashley Armitage
Mel Carter
Rachel Ravich
Rachel Demy
Lance Mercer
Cheyenne Randall
Greg Dulli
Patrick “Duffy” De Armas
Dominic Nieri

100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.  RESIST!

A GIANT thank you to our host and partner The Piranha Shop. Beverages donated by the always delicious Rachel’s Ginger Beer.

The Tikigraphs play exotica music at The Parliament in West Seattle 1/28/17

Join The Tikigraphs Saturday, January 28 at Parliament Tavern for an evening of exotica and Polynesian music.  Inspired by the tiki pop culture phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s, they play exotica lounge music to drink with your Mai Tai.

The Tikigraphs carry on the tradition of the legendary exotica artists such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman and more. Percussion, marimbas, lap steel, flute, surf guitar and lush vocals make up their sonic curtain.

$7 cover. 21+.

https://thetikigraphs.bandcamp.com/

Closing Up Shop? The Uncertain Future of Seattle’s Art Galleries

Why is it so hard to keep an art gallery open in Seattle?  Find out at this panel discussion Jan. 24th at Town Hall 

A spate of recent gallery closings with no new galleries moving in have many art-lovers wondering if this reflects profound changes in the business of art. Will the art community flounder if galleries and openings are replaced by alternative spaces, DIY art projects? What role does the internet play? Why is this happening in a community with as much wealth and education as Seattle? Key members of the Seattle art community take up the issue in a lively and provocative panel discussion, moderated by art critic and Gage Academy of Art Artistic Director, Gary Faigin.

Panelists:
Greg Kucera—Owner, Greg Kucera Gallery
Amanda Manitach—Arts Editor, City Arts Magazine
Mary Ann Peters—Artist, winner of Stranger Genius Award
Mariane Ibrahim—Owner, Marian Ibrahim Gallery
Gary Faigin (moderator)—Founder of Gage Academy of Art

Presented by Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall Seattle

Tickets at Town Hall for 7:30pm Tuesday January 24th

Push Play Show, curated by Melissa Feldman at Hedreen Gallery

Push Play, an interactive exhibition of single- and multi-player games designed or reimagined by artists, featuring the work of Cory Arcangel, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Ruth Catlow, Mary Flanagan, Futurefarmers, Ryan Gander, Allan McCollum & Matt Mullican, Paul Noble, Yoko Ono, Pedro Reyes, Jason Rohrer, David Shrigley, Erik Svedäng, and Seattle’s own Cable Griffith and Brent Watanabe.

Fresh off his national Torrey Pines tour, award-winning filmmaker Clyde Petersen will DJ for this special opening game night. Stop by for a listen and to explore the arcade of games including a version of Guitar Hero by Cory Arcangel, ping pong by David Shrigley, hopscotch by Mary Flanagan, Ryan Gander’s version of blackjack, Allan McCollum and Matt Mullican’s divining game, and a new “playable painting” by Cable Griffith and Brent Watanabe.

Organized by Seattle-based curator Melissa E. Feldman for Independent Curators International (ICI), the exhibition has traveled to Arcadia University and the New School, and concludes its tour at the Hedreen Gallery. The exhibition will be open through March 4th, Wednesdays through Saturdays 1:00-6:00pm following the opening. Hedreen Gallery is always free and open to the public.

Noir at the Bar – Readings at the Sorrento


Deep, dark lit read by local crime, mystery, horror, and dark fantasy authors. Enjoy some delicious cocktails and marvelously wicked books in the cozy leather-bound environs of Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel and kick your 2017 off right. (Probably not-so-family friendly: it is a bar and we do talk dirty.) Featured readers: Scotti Andrews, Arthur Coburn, Curt Colbert & Waverley Fitzgerald, Nick Feldman, Pierce Hansen, Skye Moody, Kat Richardson, Jim Thomson, Brian Thornton, Will Viharo, and James Ziskin.

Readings by local authors start at 7pm. Stop in anytime, have a cocktail, listen to tales of crime, murder and fantasy!

Oddball Folk Singers! Strangely & Shay Release New CDs, with The Pickpocket Revue at Cafe Racer


8PM doors, 9PM showtime
All ages, cover by donation. [None Turned Away!]
!

Strangely’s new full-length album, “ROARING ACCORDION,” saw its digital release in December, and now the physical copies are in hand and for sale!

Aaron J. Shay’s new compilation, “DISCRETE PACKETS OF SONG,” is also going to be released at this show, a CD featuring five years worth of recorded material and one previously unreleased song!

The Pickpocket Revue will be performing an intimate set of their punk covers and originals. This band features Jimmy Berg of The Bad Things, Mai Li Pittard of The Debaucherauntes, Aaron J. Shay, Sarah Shay on washboard, and, just for one night only, STRANGELY ON THE UPRIGHT BASS.

American Painting Today

Matthew Offenbacher
Matthew Offenbacher

What is painting to Seattle? What is Seattle to America? What is the value of painting? What can be shared? What does democracy look like?

“American Painting Today” is an encyclopedic collection of paintings by artists from the greater Seattle area staged during the waning days of a short-lived temporary arts space on Capitol Hill.

Lisa Buchanan
Lisa Buchanan

Organized and curated by Matthew Offenbacher. You may remember the remarkable Mr. Offenbacher who, along with Jennifer Nemhausermade, created a conceptual artwork that consisted of buying works by women and queer artists for Seattle Art Museum.

Cable Griffith
Cable Griffith

Featuring:
Julie Alexander, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Sean Barton, Kelly Bjork, Susanna Bluhm, Alexi Brown-Schmidt, Lisa Buchanan, Lisa Buchanan, Buddy Bunting, Laura Castellanos, Jaq Chartier, Claire Cowie, Timothy Cross, Brian Cypher, Carole d’Inverno, Sue Danielson, Linda Davidson, Pat De Caro, Nathan DiPietro, Susan Dory, Sasha Ferré, Denis Fitzpatrick, Ben Gannon, Karen Gantz, Emily Gherard, Klara Glosova, Preston Graves, Cable Griffith, Peter Gross, Francisco Guerrero, Patricia Hagen, Laura Hamje, Alfred Harris, Victoria Haven, Colleen Hayward, David Hytone, Claire Johnson, Leena Joshi, Ken Kelly, Amanda Knowles, Paul Komada, Terry Leness, Margie Livingston, Sara Long, Ray Mack, Molly Magai, Marisa Manso, Sherry Markovitz, Mark Miller, Philip Miner, Jeffry Mitchell, Abraham Murley, Brian Murphy, Tuan Nguyen, Sarah Norsworthy, Nicholas Nyland, Shaw Osha, Michael Ottersen, Doug Parry, Forrest Perrine, Trung Pham, Philippe Pirrip, John Radtke, Andrew Rubinstein, Peter Scherrer, Ann Leda Shapiro, William Shields, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Whiting Tennis, Barbara Earl Thomas, Kate Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Catherine Uehara, Claude Utley, Joey Veltkamp, Brad Winchester, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas and Ellen Ziegler

Claire Cowie
Claire Cowie

The old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle

(1525 11th Avenue)
November 28 – December 18, 2016
Party: December 8, 5-8 pm

Exhibition: November 28—December 17, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays—Fridays 12-2 pm (and by appointment)
Opening party: Thursday, December 8, 5-8 pm
2nd party opportunity: December 17, 8-11 pm (the closing of V2)

Jennifer Zwick – Nintendo and Fortune Cookie Series

Nintendo by Jennifer Zwick
Nintendo by Jennifer Zwick

Ghost Gallery presents a series of watercolors on paper by local Seattle artist Jennifer Zwick called “Nintendo and Fortune Cookies”.

These diminutive sketches with graphite and watercolor document the object of obsession for many a teenage boy, but also apparently for this post-adolescent lady artist.

The show opens today at Saint John’s Bar & Eatery, 719 E Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98122 and will be up through all of November and December.

This is an off-site show produced by Seattle’s own Ghost Gallery, owned by the lovely Laurie Kearney and located at 504 E. Denny Way at Olive Street.

nintendo-series-by-jen-zwick

The big opening is  November 10th during Capitol Hill Art Walk – DJ Pavone will be spinning tunes after 7pm- Amazing food & drinks to boot!  If you can’t make it,

Jen’s work will also be available online starting Nov. 10th at the Ghost Gallery website. 

Frocks and Vestments show at SAM Gallery with Elizabeth Jameson and Liz Tran

elizabeth-jameson-at-seattle-art-museum

SAM GALLERY: OPENING RECEPTION FOR FROCKS & VESTMENTS
THU OCT 13 2016
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
SAM GALLERY
6 PM – 7:30 PM

Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening of Frocks & Vestments, with featured artists Larry Calkins, Elizabeth Jameson, Christopher Kroehler and Liz Tran, all riffing on the topic of clothing. You’ll enjoy Liz Jameson’s colorful renditions of royal clothing, carefully executed in pastels and Liz Tran’s amazing impressionist explosions of color which are reminiscent of colorful necklaces. Larry Calkins 3D sculptures inhabit any room they reside in and Christopher Kroehler oil paintings on glass glow with amazing detail.

liz-tran-at-seattle-art-museum

Light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

An Evening with Patti Smith

patti-smith

Patti Smith will be reading from her book “M Train” on Monday, October 3rd at University Temple United Methodist Church in The Sanctuary. Tickets available on Brown Paper.

Written by the iconic poet, artist, and National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Patti Smith’s M Train is a memoir unlike any other. Told through her travels to cafes, cemeteries, hotels, and train stations around the world, Smith’s drifting, meditative essays recount moments of her creative and personal life from her time spent with her late husband Fred Sonic Smith to a strange encounter with chess master Bobby Fischer and visits to the graves of Yukio Mishima and Sylvia Plath. But more than just descriptions of people, places, and encounters, her poetic reflections take on a life of their own punctuated by Smith’s iconic Polaroid photos and woven through with ruminations that move in and out of dreams and reality, past and present, interior and exterior, and the vast landscape of creative aspiration and inspiration that has informed her life.

As M Train comes out in paperback, join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening with Smith. Following a reading and discussion of her book, Smith will end the night by performing several songs with musician and frequent collaborator Lenny Kaye.

Seattle Invitationals – The Search for Seattle’s Best Elvis Impersonator at the Crocodile

Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!
Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!

The 21st Annual Anniversary Seattle Invitationals

The search for Seattle’s best amateur ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist)

Seattle Elvis Invitationals!
Saturday, August 13th starting at 8pm
Back where it all started, the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle!

The search for Seattle’s Best Amateur Elvis!

That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment.

Saturday, August 13th at the Crocodile in Seattle

WEBSITE: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com
TICKETS: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

Come to the search for Seattle’s best
Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

On Saturday, August 13th, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see twenty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…

Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!
Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!

It’s all at the 21st Annual 2016 Seattle Invitationals !

Lucky Attendee´s will see each performer tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!
To start the evening off with a bang we have PELVIS- playing supercharged punk rock versions of the Kings music. Following this 35 minute “super set” we´ll bring on several surprise guests and professional singers to warm the crowd up for the main event.

This Year's EMCEE is Jim Dever!
This Year’s EMCEE is Jim Dever!

Performers – We’re Looking for a few good Elvi!
Currently we are looking for amateur performers to sign up (and agree to perform one song in their own costume) on the legendary Crocodile stage. All contestants will be backed by the local longtime Pro outfit The Kentucky Rain Band. Interested parties should see the contest rules & judging criteria and the available songs.Are you a budding ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist?) If you are not a professional and would like to perform and compete with other Northwest Elvii, please contact us!

First, CHOOSE A SONG!

Then, email BOTH SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com and Marlow@SeattleTwist.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Your Song Choice(s) 1, 2 & 3
3. Your contact info
4. What town & neighborhood you live in
5. Photo as a ETA (if you have one!)
Providing prizes for the top twenty entries of the event will be Archie McPhee, Top Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors.

Website: www.SeattleInvitationals.com
Media contacts:
Peter Verbrugge, 206-399-9565 SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com
Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795 Marlow@SeattleTwist.com

TICKETS

21 and over with ID required

Click HERE for: Information about contest criteria and contest judging
CrocodileTickets available online at The Crocodile! https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

– See more at: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com/

Jimmy Peschel returns!
Jimmy Peschel returns!