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PRATT STUDIO

33rd Annual Fine Art Auction

Catalog


NINTENDO IS PROUD TO SUPPORT

Pratt STUDIO Art Auction

FOR PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER

© 2015 Nintendo.


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Introduction

A wise man once said, “never discuss philosophy or politics in a disco environment.” FRANK ZAPPA Dear Friends, Tonight we invoke the creative spirit of Studio 54 and recreate its electric vibe. And even though we weren’t allowed to cover the floors with four inches of glitter or trot everyone in on white horses, we are certain you’re in for a wild night! Just beneath the surface of its reputation for sex, drugs, and disco, the phenomenon that was Studio 54 in the ’70s was built on spontaneity, abandon, and celebrity. From Warhol to Dali, Jagger to Jackson, Minnelli to Ross, it was in fact the artists who defined the era. They came to cut loose; everyone else came to see what they might do. Tonight we bid boldly on incredible work from hundreds of local artists and raise our paddles in support of access to art for all at Pratt Fine Arts Center. We make an important investment in the advancement of artists as we too want to see what they might do. The first to pass through the velvet rope tonight are a dazzling group of board, staff, and volunteers who leant their time and creativity to the auction planning committee. Making a glamourous entrance behind them are Pratt celebrities and auction co-chairs Madeline Dow Pennington and Adam Glant. We thank them for their service and offer them a permanent place on our VIP list. The biggest buzz on the dance floor this evening is the once-in-a-lifetime matching challenge from The Klorfine Foundation. If we meet or exceed our $300,000 goal, they will up their gift to one million dollars! Help us show our immense gratitude by giving generously and rising to meet the challenge in full. Thank you for your support! Cheers,

Brian Flock Steve Galatro BOARD PRESIDENT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Table of Contents Honorary Auction Chairs

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Studio 54 Artist Awards

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Jurors

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Auctioneer & Entertainment

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Golden Ticket Drawing

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Martini Glasses

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Raise-the-Paddle

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Bidder’s Guide

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About Pratt Fine Arts Center

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Thank You

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Silent Auction One Item Listing

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Silent Auction Two Item Listing

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Live Auction Item Listing

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Artist & Experience Index

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Schedule of Events

5:30 PM Doors Open Silent Auctions Begin Hors d’Oeuvres

6:50 PM

Closing of Silent Auction One

7:10 PM

Closing of Silent Auction Two

7:30 PM

Dinner & Live Auction Begin

10:00 PM End of Auction


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Introduction

To Our Honorees, Jan & Carl Fisher Andy Warhol famously stated, “in the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” And though we’re honoring you for an entire evening, it hardly seems like enough. Thoughtful contributors. Selfless volunteers. Proud collectors. Passionate supporters of artists and the advancement of art in our community. Any one of those qualities would make you worthy of Pratt’s profound gratitude, but to embody all of them in deep and meaningful ways is truly rare and worthy of the highest celebration. Tonight, we honor you, Jan & Carl, for your tremendous contribution to the cultural fabric of our region and for sharing the gift of art with thousands each year. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for all that you’ve done. Sincerely,

All of Us

The Artists and Advocates of Pratt Fine Arts Center

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PRATT STUDIO 54:

Artist Award Winners

JUROR’S EXCELLENCE AWARDS Selected individually by each of our jurors, three prizes are awarded for overall artistic excellence.

Southern Beauty by Leslie Thiel (Live # 5) Mission Ripe by Bryan Smith (Live # 22) Puna Paddle by Thomas Thelen (Live # 28)

SKILL ARTISTRY AWARD

One prize, determined by the jury as a group, awarded for the artwork that best demonstrates superior craftsmanship and mastery of materials.

Leslie Thiel

Bryan Smith

Thomas Thelen

Robert Mickelsen

Jessie Blackmer

Virginia Hungate-Hawk

Chris Crites

Delores Taylor

Nocturna by Robert Mickelsen (Live # 16)

CONCEPTUAL VISIONARY AWARD

One prize, determined by the jury as a group, awarded for an artwork that demonstrates conceptual appeal beyond traditional aesthetic valuations. Mousetrap by Jessie Blackmer (Live # 55)

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

Selected exclusively from silent auction categories by Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Executive Director, Steve Galatro, three prizes are awarded to highlight work worthy of honorable mention. Gathering I by Virginia Hungate-Hawk (#106) St. Vag. 6126 by Chris Crites (#114) Fault Line by Delores Taylor (#262)

Pratt Fine Arts Center thanks Blick Art Materials for their generous support of Artist Awards.

Pratt Fine Arts Center thanks Seattle Met, our featured event media sponsor, for their generous support. Jury selected awardees will be featured in the June 2015 issue of Seattle Met magazine.

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2015 Jury Members

Introduction

PRATT STUDIO 54:

ALISON WYCKOFF MILLIMAN is a creative leader in

the Seattle arts community, a philanthropist and visionary. MadArt Seattle, her invention, is a program started in 2009 that supports the work of emerging artists who showcase their art in surprising venues, themes, and creations. MadArt’s new space in South Lake Union is a studio for artists to make large scale works with an emphasis on bringing the public in to see the process. Her work in the community includes leadership positions as past chair of the School of the Arts Board at University of Washington; past board member of the University of Washington Foundation; and numerous other non-profits.

GREG ROBINSON is the Executive Director and Curator

of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which opened in 2013. Previously he was Executive Director of the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Director of William Traver Gallery in Tacoma, and Executive Director of Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. Greg has participated in numerous jury processes for exhibitions and awards, and has served on the Betty Bowen Award Committee of Seattle Art Museum for 14 years. He is originally from Seattle and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University.

ROSANNA SHARPE is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has 24 years of museum experience with a focus on administration, exhibition development, and artistic publications. She holds a BFA in arts administration from Long Island University and an MFA in museum studies from Syracuse University. Rosanna has worked at institutions including the Marywood University Art Gallery in Scranton, PA, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass in Tacoma, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of Seattle’s Northwest African American Museum. In June of 2014, Rosanna participated in the Getty Leadership Institute’s Executive Program at Claremont Graduate University. She is currently a board member of the Leadership Management Network of the AAM.

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Jeff Randall AUCTIONEER

Jeff Randall is one of the most highly requested auctioneers at the Stokes Auction Group, Inc. Since 2001, Jeff has conducted over 600 Benefit Auctions for Philanthropic Organizations all across the United States, which is an average of more than 46 per year. The Stokes Auction Group, located in Edgewood, WA, specializes in supporting nonprofit agencies and charitable causes in reaching their fundraising goals. Our team provides seminars, pre-event consulting, on-site support, professional auctioneers, ringmen and materials to support your event. We serve groups of all sizes in their efforts to achieve financial success.

Nichole DeMent READER

Nichole DeMent is an artist and cultural producer with nearly two decades of nonprofit arts and teaching experience. As Executive Director for CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) in Seattle, she creates a wider appreciation for emerging and experimental arts, as well as support for individual artists through a robust membership program. She’s worked to empower artists across Washington by leading professional development workshops with Artist Trust. Her own artwork can be found in numerous private collections and the Swedish Medical Center Art Collection; she is represented at SAM Gallery and Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor, WA.

Entertainment LADY JANE DJ is one of the few women DJs in the Northwest. She first became interested in spinning vinyl in 2000 after listening to local Seattle DJs. Her love for music inspired Lady Jane DJ to experiment with several genres of music. Soon her mixing abilities landed her several guest spots and residencies around Seattle, Maui, San Antonio, San Diego, Phoenix and Vancouver, Canada. Through the years Lady Jane DJ has also participated in teaching DJ workshops and performing at street festivals and museums. Lady Jane DJ delivers a crowd pleasing DJ performance that has audiences really getting down to boogie! JODY KUEHNER is a Seattle-based dance artist, director, drag queen Cherdonna Shinatra,

and 2010 Spotlight Award winner. Her choreography has been presented by many contemporary dance venues including On The Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Bumbershoot, CityArtsFest, Northwest Film Forum, Century Ballroom, and Methow Arts. As Cherdonna, she currently performs regularly with drag queen superstar BenDeLaCreme (RuPaul’s Drag Race); and the awardwinning international sensations Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover. Kuehner/Cherdonna was the recipient of a 2014 Velocity Dance Center “Made In Seattle” award. Kuehner teaches Professional Contemporary Dance at Velocity, is Resident Choreographer for the LGBTQ youth choir Diverse Harmony, and has developed a Drag You workshop which she has taught nationally for movers of all backgrounds and abilities.

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Introduction

Studio 54 Golden Ticket Drawing

An Exciting Opportunity to Win Your Choice of a Live Auction Item!* • Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100 for a chance to select your choice from the designated Live Auction Items. •

Use your bid number to purchase as many Golden Tickets as you like while supply lasts during the Silent Auction. Only 100 tickets available! Look for the Golden Ticket sellers in the Silent Auction sections.

With each purchase you’ll get to boogie down with a new flashy disco ring!

The winning Golden Ticket will be drawn at random during dinner and before the start of the Live Auction. At that time, the winner will select his or her choice from the designated Live Auction items.

*Only Live Auction items marked “Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection” may be chosen. Must be present to win.

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Artists Rich Langley and Chris Schuelke create the 2015 Pratt Auction martini glasses in Pratt’s hot shop.

Martini Glasses A special collection of hand­blown martini glasses are for sale this evening for $100 each. Each piece was made by hand at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and the purchase of a martini glass includes bottomless drinks before dinner! Collect all four colors for a complete set and be sure to make your selections early! There are a limited number of glasses and you won’t want to miss out on this Pratt tradition.

Studio 54 Sponsor Gifts Gifts for Studio 54 sponsors were also created at Pratt Fine Arts Center by teaching artist Sasha Tepper-Stewart. Thank you, Sasha for lending your creativity to honor our sponsors.

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Introduction

RAISE the PADDLE and HELP PRATT RAISE

$1 MILLION! At Pratt, we strive to make art accessible to everyone by creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds to learn, make, and explore the visual arts through equal access to our free and subsidized classes and workshops for youth and adults; low-cost studio access program; exceptional master artist program; need- and merit-based scholarship and tuition assistance opportunities; and free public exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and events. Your Raise the Paddle gifts will directly support our mission, making the creative experience accessible to over 20,000 community members in the coming year.

The Klorfine Foundation Matching Challenge We are honored this year to receive an incredible matching gift challenge from the Klorfine Foundation. When you raise your paddle in support of Pratt Fine Arts Center, your gift will be multiplied! Every dollar raised up to $299,999 for the Raise the Paddle portion of the Live Auction will be matched. When we reach $300,000 in Raise the Paddle gifts, the Klorfine Foundation will instead donate $1 million to Pratt! Matching funds from the Klorfine Foundation will be used for an invested cash reserve fund, generating income and securing Pratt’s health for years to come. We need your help to reach our goal. Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to multiply your gift by 3.3 times! Will you join us in meeting this transformative challenge?

GIVING LEVELS

Our Auctioneer will provide an opportunity to give at the levels below. Consider your ability to make a meaningful impact, and then choose one or more levels to total your contribution.

50,000 $ 25,000 $ 10,000 $ 5,000 $ 2,500 $ 1,000 $ 500 $ 250 $ 100 $

Thank you for your support!

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Bidder’s Guide BIDDER NUMBERS

You will be given a bidder number on a card at the registration desk as you enter. All sales will be recorded by that number. If you and your guest requested separate bidder numbers, you will each receive a packet listed under the individual names. If you requested a shared bidder number, you will receive a single bidder packet with two bidder cards enclosed.

SILENT AUCTIONS

To bid on items in the Silent Auction, write your bid number opposite the dollar amount on the bid sheet. You must use pre-printed bid amounts. You may skip lines if you wish. In order to guarantee your purchase of a silent auction item, enter your bid number in the “Buy It Now” box. There may be only one number in the Buy It Now box. The person whose number appears in the box will immediately own the item. At the close of each Silent Auction, an auction staff person will circle the highest written bid for each item. In the event of a dispute, at the discretion of the auctioneer, final oral bids will be taken from those who have already placed written bids.

LIVE AUCTION

The Live Auction will begin simultaneously with dinner service at 7:30pm and will continue until all items have been auctioned. To make a bid, hold up your bid card. The highest bid number acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the piece may be withdrawn and new bidding initiated at the discretion of the auctioneer.

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We are delighted to welcome Jeff Randall to Pratt as Auctioneer for this evening’s festivities. Jeff Randall is one of the most highly requested auctioneers at the Stokes Auction Group, Inc. Since 2001, Jeff has conducted over 600 benefit auctions for philanthropic organizations all across the United States, which is an average of more than 46 per year.

RAISE THE PADDLE AND THE KLORFINE FOUNDATION MATCH

During the Live Auction after item #35, Auctioneer Jeff Randall will invite guests to Raise their Paddle in support of Pratt’s mission. New this year is a special opportunity from the Klorfine Foundation: if Raise the Paddle reaches $300,000, the Klorfine Foundation will give Pratt $1 million. Any amount raised under $300,000 will be matched dollar-fordollar. Once Jeff Randall announces the level at which you would like to participate, hold your bid card high until he reads off your bidder number.


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Enroll in Express Pay when you check in. By registering for Express Pay, you can avoid standing in line to pay for your purchases at the end of the night, and can proceed directly to pick-up. To participate in Express Pay, you may provide a designated check-in assistant with a signed imprint of your credit card, or a signed check made out to Pratt Fine Arts Center. These will be kept on file for the event, and at the close of the evening, your purchases will be paid as you have directed. Receipts for those items you purchase will be delivered to you at your table during the evening. A statement of all charges will also be mailed. If you do not make a purchase during the evening, your charge slip or check will be shredded.

CHECK OUT

Pratt Fine Arts Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, and personal checks as payment for auction purchases. Express Pay participants will have received a copy of their bid form(s) at their tables. They may proceed directly to pick-up without being obliged to stop at the cashiers first. Those not using Express Pay should stop at the cashiers’ station after 9 pm to receive a statement of purchases based on their bidder number and to make payment. You will need to show this purchase statement with proof of payment to the assistants at the pick-up station.

SALES TAX, DEDUCTIBILITY, AND SERVICE FEES

No sales tax will be charged for purchases made during this event. Pratt Fine Arts Center is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. If your purchase price for an item exceeds its fair market value as stated in the catalog, the overage may be deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult with your financial and tax advisor for details. Art and experience purchases will be subject to a standard 10% processing fee which will be added to your purchases upon check-out. These fees allow us to provide you with quality auctioneer services, accurate data entry staff, and professional cashiers.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Pratt Fine Arts Center reserves the right to add or withdraw items to or from the auction without notice. Every attempt has been made to describe and catalog all items accurately, but all items are offered “as is, where is.” The values listed are estimates of fair market value only. Items have not been appraised. Each person attending the auction assumes all risks and hazards related to the auction and items obtained at the auction. Each attendee agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising there from Pratt Fine Arts Center, its elected and appointed officials, members, and employees, the auctioneer, the auction company and its agents and employees, the event organizers, sponsors and volunteers connected to the auction.

Items become the property and responsibility of the purchaser upon receipt. All sales are final the night of the auction. Buyer is responsible for removing all artwork and other purchases from the auction premises at the close of the event.

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Introduction

EXPRESS PAY


PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER

About Pratt Fine Arts Center Pratt Fine Arts Center began in 1976 as a tiny art facility with a big vision to build a community of artists and an educational center providing the tools and the training to support the creation of art. Today, Pratt is making that vision a reality by being… The Place to Make Art!

EDWIN T. T. PRATT Edwin Pratt

For 39 years, Pratt has been providing the Northwest community with the opportunity to experience art. Pratt’s classes teach more than 3,500 students and its studios serve more than 300 working artists each year. Its classes, lectures and programs reach more than 20,000 people annually. Affordable studio space with an unparalleled array of equipment provides artists of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to learn, to experiment and to create.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to serve as a lasting tribute to Edwin T. Pratt, a man who devoted his life to improving the quality of life for all people. Mr. Pratt served as Executive Director of the Seattle Urban League from 1961 to 1969. His assassination in that year by unknown assailants was deeply felt by many Seattleites who depended on Pratt’s calm leadership during a period of social upheaval.

Brian Flock, President

Jan Fisher

PRATT ADVISORY BOARD

Bob Swain, Past President

Richard Frank-Huff

Chris Abrass

Adam Glant

Sandra Carlson

David Hensel

Michael Casteel

Jonathan Himschoot

Manya Drobnack

Liz Lee

Leonard Klorfine

Ronda Miller, Treasurer

Mimi Pierce

Roger MacPherson

Fletch Waller, Secretary

Jenny Pohlman

Susan Mersereau

Lee Campbell

Ryan Matthew Porter

Gary Molyneaux

Greg Clark

Sarah Traver

Michael Monroe

Piper O’Neill, Vice President Katherine Wax, Vice President

Erika Dalya Massaquoi

Debora Moore

Madeline Dow Pennington

Walt Riehl Ann Suter Kirsten Tollefson Richard Wortley

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PRATT STAFF Lori Bailey, Database Administrator

Steve Galatro, Executive Director

Renee Carroll, Evening Administrative Assistant Virginia Causey, Jewelry / Metals Coordinator David Clark, Sculpture Technician Rand Coburn, Closer/ Charger Dustin Curtis, Customer Service Manager Julie Custer, Grant & Sponsorship Manager Scott Darlington, Glass Studio Manager Ryan Davis, Operations Manager


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Introduction Introduction HONORARY AUCTION CHAIRS

Giustin Durrall, Printmaking Studio Monitor / Technician

Jan O’Callahan, Information Technician

Lisa Geertsen, Metal and Stone Sculpture Studio Manager

Heather Olson, Marketing Associate

Ayshia Gore, Weekend Administrative Assistant

Morgan Peterson, Hot Shop / Cold Shop Coordinator

AUCTION COMMITTEE

Laura Hammarlund, Development Director

Ashley Perez, Evening Administrative Assistant

Madeline Dow Pennington, Co-Chair

Julia Harrison, Jewelry / Metals Coordinator

Anne Randall, Jewelry/Metals Studio Assistant

Adam Glant, Co-Chair

Todd Jannausch, Wood Studio Manager

Mark Rudis, Sculpture Coordinator

Myra Kaha, Youth and Teen Manager Kamla Kakaria, Printmaking/ Painting/Drawing Studio Manager Brennan Kasperzak, Closer/ Charger Chuck Lopez, Glass Studio Technician Oakley Madan, Director of Events and Artist Engagement Cheryl Matson, Flameworking Coordinator

Sasha Tepper-Stewart, Kilnshop Coordinator

Jan and Carl Fisher

Lee Campbell Erika Dalya Massaquoi Jan Fisher

Rebbecca Tomas, Jewelry/Metals Manager

Kathy Miller

David Vogan, Facilities Assistant

Lisa Zerkowitz

Lindsay Walter, Marketing Director

Walt Riehl

Cait Willis, Evening Administrative Assistant Rickie Wolfe, Printmaking Coordinator Keegan Young, Evening Administrative Assistant

Teri St. Onge

AUCTION VOLUNTEER: Angela Neubauer, Art Auction and Procurement Intern

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Thank You to the Pratt Auction Supporters $1 Million Matching Challenge Sponsor

Artist Table Sponsors Anonymous Chap & Eve Alvord Becky Benaroya Perkins Coie John & Joyce Price Andrew Taper

Media Sponsor

Benefactors Artist Award Sponsor

John & Joyce Price Table Captains

Corporate Benefactors

Corporate Sponsors

Neighborhood Partners

Sandra & Kent Carlson Chihuly Garden and Glass Chihuly Studio Daniels Real Estate Davis Wright Tremaine Madeline Dow Pennington & Ryan Pennington Manya & Gary Drobnack Brian Flock & Samantha Kanner Jan & Carl Fisher Kathy Alvord Gerlich Adam Glant Graham Baba Architects Jonathan Himschoot & Kevin Cunningham Nancy & Roger MacPherson Ronda & Brad Miller Mimi Pierce Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles Ryan Matthew Porter Robert Swain Ann Wyman

Supporters Artech Fine Art Services Bellevue Arts Museum Bullseye Glass Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Experience Package Contributors Alicia Tormey Bob Ade Bill Traver Bottlehouse Chihuly Garden and Glass Chihuly Studio Colleen Monette Daniel’s Broiler Dianne & Steve Loeb Erika Dayla Massaquoi Gaffer Glass USA Gary Molyneaux Georgia Gerber & Randy Hudson Greg Clark Gretchen Pickett Hampton Yacht Group Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants J.R. Yuse Jeanne Marie Ferraro John Zobel Juan Alonso-Rodriguez Julie Speidel Kamla Kakaria Kathy Miller Kim David Hall Larry Calkins Lisa Zerkowitz & Boyd Sugiki of Two Tone Studios Luc Restaurant Mimi Pierce

Mischief Distillery Museum of History and Industry Nancy Callan Olive Marketplace & Café Rob Adamson Seattle Art Fair Seattle Art Museum Serafina Osteria & Enoteca Sherri Gamble Susanne Reed TASTE The Hardware Store Restaurant The Ruins The Seattle Great Wheel Tom Douglas Restaurants Tom Henscheid Waitsburg Cottages Walla Walla Foundry

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Chihuly Studio Charles Smith Wine – Secco Italian Bubbles Foundation Bank Glass Art Society Isola Homes Jonathan Himschoot Museum of Glass Museum Quality Framing Neiman Marcus Bellevue Precept Wine Redhook Brewery Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design Seattle Art Fair Southern Wine & Spirits

Special Thanks Alec Miller of Alec Miller Arts Alex Martin of Jubilee Event Engineers Dan D Shafer of Dandy Co. John Yeager of Positively Northwest Keith Bubach of Trooper Media Kyle Hopkins, Artist Michael Monroe, Director Emeritus of Bellevue Arts Museum Sasha Summer Cousineau of Jubilee Event Engineers Auction artwork photography provided by Alec Miller Arts Auction catalog and invitation design provided by Dan D. Shafer of dandy-co.com Auction video provided by John Yeager, Producer and Keith Bubach, Photographer & Editor

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Leslie Nan Moon VINTAGE FRAME SERIES $

400

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Printmaking has been Leslie’s passion since she first discovered it as an undergraduate in art school where her intended major was sculpture. She never looked back and later graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts. Leslie primarily works with linocuts and woodcuts. As a mother of a profoundly autistic child, she finds tremendous relief in the therapeutic nature of printmaking.

linocut 2015 6 x 6 each

www.lesliemoon.wordpress.com

Vicki Platts-Brown OKEANOS $

300

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Through etching Vicki reproduces elements of nature that delight her. She practices her medium by taking classes, working alongside other artists, and carefully observing her surrounding environment. Patterns are a unifying theme in Vicki’s work. She is fascinated by markings found in nature that create patterns to simultaneously attract mates and camouflage from predators.

etching 2014 19 x 23

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Theresa Neinas NOVEMBER $

650

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November is a nod to the snow bird. The yearning to go south after the leaves fall and the chill in the air keeps you inside more then out. It’s about leisure, rejuvenation, and the life that thrives off of the sun and warmth. It’s about new discoveries and places. It’s about being comfortable with oneself body and soul. It’s about quiet celebration! Theresa Neinas teaches relief block printing at Pratt Fine Arts Center and team building classes. She shows locally and abroad. www.nwencaustic.com/portfolio-neinas.html

Celeste Cooning BLOOM (WITH WAVE) $

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A pervading interest in pattern and ornament led Celeste to explore cut paper. The medium facilitates a particular response to material, shape, light, and space. The hand-cut nature is an important aspect of the work. The mindfulness, within the process of making, permits breath amidst the rigors of daily life. Currently, Celeste’s studio practice encompasses small works and site-specific installations to include city parks, storefronts, special events, and more recently, the stage. Light and shadow actively engage with the work to envelop the inhabited space. These ethereal environments are meant to provoke sensations of wonder and awe. It is within these moments that we become hopeful, curious, and inspired.

hand cut tyvek 2014 60 x 45

www.CelesteCooning.com

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relief blockprint 2014 18 x 18


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Emma Levitt

AS THE GROUND EXHALES $

350

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Emma Jane Levitt is a Seattle-based artist working in printmaking, collage, photography, textile and artist’s books. As an artist, Emma is interested in the intersection and interplay of time, water and memory. Her most recent body of work investigates grief, loss, and the ways in which we are connected to individuals and to places both literal and metaphorical. Emma exhibits both locally and nationally and is a teaching artist at North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Frye Art Museum. Emma is the recipient of awards from 4Culture, the Vermont Studio Center and Seattle Print Arts.

monoprint with wood relief 2012 20 x 16

www.emmajanelevitt.com

Virginia Hungate-Hawk GATHERING I $

350

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Virginia Hungate-Hawk received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Notre Dame and her BA in Studio Art and Geography from Macalester College. Her prints borrow forms from biology, cartography, and geography to reference the natural world. Virginia’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Virginia teaches printmaking at Pratt, Kirkland Arts Center, and Stadium High School in Tacoma. She has taught at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, been a studio assistant at Penland School for Crafts, and in 2010 was awarded a grant to be a visiting artist at the Glasgow Print Studio.

etching 2014 12 x 36

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www.virginiadorothy.com

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Laura Van Horne GEODE $

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Laura Van Horne is a mother of three and speech pathologist. Primarily a self-taught artist inspired by nature and organic materials, she frequently works with acrylic, encaustic mixed media, and ink/resin. Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art exhibitions, and also sells her work online. This piece is from her newest series called Geodes, which is an ink mixture, combined with alcohol, salt, clay and resin. The design was licensed last year by Robert Kaufman Fabric for the Nature’s Treasures fabric line. www.lvhlee.wix.com/lauravanhorne

Christina Carlyle Reed SHES $

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Christina Carlyle Reed graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in Painting. In 2008 she received the Seattle Print Arts Scholarship in Printmaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center and plunged into the exciting world of printmaking. In November 2012 she exhibited a solo show in Pratt’s Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan where she presented a print-based installation called West Meets East. Christina draws her inspiration from the richness inherent in differences and similarities across memory, cultures and time. She learned etching from Pratt’s esteemed instructor, Kim Van Someren.

etching 2015 18 x 14

www.christinacarlylereed.com

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ink, claybord, resin 2015 10 x 30


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April Surgent

WESTERN ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

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In 2013, as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artist and Writers program, April Surgent conducted eight weeks of fieldwork in the Antarctic. Based at Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island along the Western Antarctic Peninsula at 64°46’ S, 64°03’ W, this location is one of the fastest warming regions in the world. April used resource materials gathered during her fieldwork in her latest series of glass engravings that depict the Antarctic. These engravings, inspired by the photographs of the Antarctic, debuted at Traver gallery in November 2014 and continue to influence her work today.

color photograph 2015 7 .5 x 9.75 photo courtesy of the artist

www.aprilsurgent.com

Barbara Solomon NIGHT FLIGHT $

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Barbara Solomon is a printmaker specializing in monoprints. Night Flight is part of a series depicting the journeys of birds. Some birds migrate at night using the earth’s magnetic field as guidance. In this work the moon illuminates large birds flying over the dark landscape. The themes of journey and escape shape Barbara’s work. Barbara’s most recent solo show was at the Kirkland Performance Center in 2014. Jurors have selected her work for the Corvidae Press’s show The Printmaker’s Hand II, recent Artist Trust auctions and Kirkland Arts Center artists’ gallery shows.

monoprint 2010 13 x 10.5

www.bsolomonprints.blogspot.com

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Joan Mamelok RHYTHM $

425

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Joan Mamelok works spontaneously with line, shapes and color. She often creates collages from her own monoprints. As a printmaker, Joan loves working with paper and a variety of plates. Dance and music are also important elements in her practice.

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www.mamelokprintmaking.com monoprint collage 2014 26 x 22

Dawn Endean COCOON FALLING $

400

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Dawn Endean’s work is inspired by nature and informed by her studies in archaeology and biology. She is fascinated by organic structures viewed on both micro and macro levels. Her work seeks to explore the world as seen through the lens of scientific inquiry and to portray the poetic mystery and inherent beauty of living organisms. Dawn’s imagery combines calligraphic elements and organizing geometry with cultural relics and anatomical and botanical forms. Sinuous line and lush organic shapes describe ambiguous organisms both real and imagined.

intaglio print with chine collé 2014 22 x 17

www.dawnendean.com

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Christine Lee UNREDEEMABLE $

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Christine Lee uses layers of colorful translucent ink to give her work depth, complexity and richness. The results are often otherworldly, fragmented landscapes on paper. Though Lee's background is in Industrial and Environmental Design, she began her life as an artist nearly seven years ago after becoming a mother. Lee conceptualizes the printmaking process of rolling, inking and printing as a metaphor for the repetitive cycle of daily life, noting that each layer adds important context, and overlapping and intertwining elements can create beautiful and spontaneous surprises.

monoprint and drypoint 2014 13 x 17

www.christineleeart.com

Chris Crites ST. VAG. 6126 $

500

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History has always fascinated Chris Crites. The majority of the images from which his paintings are based come from books and Washington State archives of the 1890s through 1950s. A book of crime photographs from the 1940s particularly captured Chris's attention. For him the characters and crime scenes were forbidden glimpses into the history of human interaction. The most intriguing of these images were the mug shots, portraits of people who had just been caught. Though often the real story has been lost, Chris tries to bring new life to these practically discarded portraits of personal and criminal history. Intrigued by the texture, Chris began painting on paper bags with a limited color palette in the late 1990s and has continued this ongoing color experiment ever since.

acrylic on paper bag 2007 4x8 photo courtesy of the artist

www.bagpainter.com

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Jan Branham MYRNA $

500

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This print is one from a body of work that Jan is currently developing called Ansisters / Mancestors. The people portrayed in her prints are derived from snapshots Jan inherited after her mother's death. Though not all labeled, Jan knows that these people are her family; grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, third cousins, close family friends, relatives by marriage—her Ansisters and her Mancesters. Ansisters / Mancestors consists of different printmaking techniques that include etching, linocut/woodcut, serigraphy, collagraphy, monoprinting and a combination of techniques. She credits Pratt Fine Arts Center for facilitating her vision, teaching her techniques, enhancing her style and inspiring her in her printmaking pursuits.

Angie Dixon SPLATTER APPLE

200

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Angie Dixon’s distinctive style is a blend of traditional Asian brush and ink painting (Sumi) with her love of the Pacific Northwest. A BFA from the University of Washington, graduate studies at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, China, commercial fishing in Alaska, mountain climbing, and a fascination for cave paintings all contribute to her unique blend of mystic expression. Her recent collaboration with Richard La Londe adds sculptural glass to her repertoire. Dixon’s solo exhibitions include galleries in Juneau, AK, Tokyo, Japan, Sarasota, FL, and Seattle, WA. She illustrated the 1986 REI calendar with her sumi nature paintings and her work is part of the corporate collections of American Airlines, McCaw Cellular, and the University of Alaska.

sumi and Japanese watercolor on rice paper 2014 8X6

www.angiedixonartist.com

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print-collagraph 2015 33 x 25


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Sarah Bryant

LA ESPERA DE DOLLY (DOLLY, WAITING)

150

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This lithograph was inspired by the graphics and contrast of color and shadow occurring on a friend's patio in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was created in February during Pratt's printmaking study abroad program taught by Taller de Enrique Flores using a technique where texture is created by printing over with inked ''madera'' (plywood block).

lithograph, woodblock 2014 11.5 x 15

Kerstin Graudins LOS PERROS $

300

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Kerstin Graudins is mostly a painter and printmaker. She teaches several printmaking classes at Pratt mostly focused on screenprinting. A consummate creator and frequent student at Pratt, Kerstin also dabbles in bronze casting, jewelry making and flat glass fusing. This lithograph was made during Pratt's printmaking study abroad program in Oaxaca, Mexico with Enrique Flores in February.

lithograph 2015 20 x 17.5

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color photographs 2014 17 x 21 each

RESTING, POPPIES, GATHERING $

300

119

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Betty Laughlin is a photographer, quilter, quilt pattern designer, knitter, spinner, and marketing consultant. Photography is something that is intensely personal to her, and sharing it with others has been a long-held goal.

Matt Krzycki BLUE EYED HORSE $

400

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Blue Eyed Horse was shot while working on a video about the recovery of the 2014 Oso landslide. Intrigued by the juxtaposition of this striking animal against a landscape of destruction, the photo captures only the briefest of moments. At the sound of the camera's shutter, the blue eyed horse bolted out of sight.

color photograph printed on canvas 2014 12 x 18

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Nan Wonderly

DAYDREAMING AT THE OLD MILL $

350

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Nan Wonderly works out of her Ballard studio using recycled tin on wood. Her choice of medium grew out of travels through South African townships, Vietnamese markets and the Cuban countryside, where resilience and shortage reveal the creativity that surfaces under any conditions. The tin used in Daydreaming at the Old Mill comes from household items; a picnic basket, tea containers, a vaporizer. In a collage of imagery from the 1950-1980s, it evokes a halcyon stillness just out of reach. With a degree in Linguistics from Pomona College and a passport, Nan Wonderly has been exploring foreign cultures since youth. Earlier this year she completed a six week residency in Italy, which culminated with a solo exhibition, studio tour and artist’s talk. Her work can currently be seen at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

tin collage on wood 2014 12 x 15

Deborah Paul ADVANCED STYLE $

300

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Deborah Paul is a self-taught tin artist living in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. She has been working with recycled materials since 2007 when she was a finalist in the Red Bull Art of Can in Chicago, Illinois. Deborah works with recycled, post-consumer tins, bicycle tubes, cocoa bags, and other materials sourced from her neighborhood. This summer Deborah’s work was voted Best of Show at the Peoria Art Guild’s Urban Underground exhibition. She is also featured in the publication Art Without Waste: 500 Upcycled & Earth-Friendly Designs, by Patti K. Wongpakdee. Her work is currently part of the exhibition Cut and Bent at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

recycled tin and bicycle tubes on panel 2013 14 x 12

www.deborahpaulart.com

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Carla Grahn DAISY

250

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Carla Grahn's creative inspiration comes from the raw forms and textures of the materials she works with. She works intuitively but obsessively, and frequently creates multiple pieces simultaneously. An established sculptor, furniture designer and installation artist, Carla Grahn teaches creative metal working and welding at Pratt Fine Arts Center. www.carlagrahn.com

Carla Grahn APARTMENT

250

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Carla Grahn's creative inspiration comes from the raw forms and textures of the materials she works with. She works intuitively but obsessively, and frequently creates multiple pieces simultaneously. An established sculptor, furniture designer and installation artist, Carla Grahn teaches creative metal working and welding at Pratt Fine Arts Center.

steel 2006 12 x 12 x 3.5

www.carlagrahn.com

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steel 2006 12 x 12 x 3.5


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Robert Radcliffe

FOURTEEN UPSET CORNERS $

625

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Robert Radcliffe began working with metal at Pratt in 2010 and has been unable to stop. He is captivated by the tactile qualities of hot metal as it moves, particularly during hand forging. Bronze moves a bit more easily than steel but is unforgiving when overheated. Fourteen Upset Corners is named for the process used to forge the corners and angles, pushing metal into sharp angles rather than staying with the soft curves that naturally emerge when metal is bent.

forged bronze 2015 28 x 18 x 2

Tiffany Thiele UNTITLED $

300

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Tiffany Thiele is a Pioneer Square based artist working in kiln-formed glass. This piece reflects her love of texture in glass when employing the technique of kiln-carving. Carefully cut slivers of fiber paper were used to create the grass-like texture on the top of the piece. Tiffany first started working with glass over ten years ago. Without Pratt's exceptional classes and guidance from its fantastic teachers, her practice wouldn't be as successful as it is today.

kiln-formed glass 2015 17 x 17 x 2.75

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Roy Bruno

GAVIA CRESCENTA XXVII $

450

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Several years after retiring from a career in science and mathematics, Roy Bruno discovered glassblowing and embraced it with a passion. His signature piece is the Gavia Crescenta, commonly known as a Crescent Loon. The loon is an example of using a minimum of glass manipulation to maximize the media's presentation capabilities. Its simplistic flow lines are immediately translated into an abstract form of an easily recognized object that is a part of everyone's life. Roy has studied his craft at the Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center and the Redmond School of Glass.

Rosie Daniel STARBELLIES $

425

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Let there be light! Starbellies are inspired by the star characters in Nintendo’s Mario Kart and are a favorite shape of the artist, Rosie Daniel. When sketching without an agenda, she will almost always draw a group of soft-pointed stars. The belly buttons of the stars are designed to hold one tealight and mirror our own centers – specifically the solar plexus, also known as manipura or the third chakra. It is associated with self-confidence, the power of transformation, vitality, and, perhaps most importantly, deep belly laughter. It is your right to act and to move forward and push through life's challenges. So light these bellies up and get moving!

sandcast glass 2015 2 x 7 x 7 each

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blown glass 2011 6 x 24 x 4


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Joy Jackson CLOVER B $

300

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Joy Jackson’s work is inspired by her desire to convey her personal vision to live a transparent life—one that is driven by a purpose or calling greater then herself. Glass has been an excellent medium for her to express, in a tangible way, the philosophy of transparency. Joy has worked with glass and other three-dimensional materials for over 20 years, and has earned her BA and MFA in glass and sculpture. Joy is represented in galleries across the US.

blown glass 2012 10 x 6.5 x 5

Colin Satterfield UNTITLED

200

130

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“Art is what you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol

blown glass 2015 12 x 7 x 7

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Greg Dietrich MARINE NIGHTLIGHT $

450

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Greg Dietrich stumbled upon the art of glassblowing at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in 1990. Later, as a student at the Pilchuck Glass School, he was introduced to glass engraving by Czech artist Jan Mares, whom Dietrich later apprenticed with in Prague. Dietrich now specializes in cameo engraving—the art process of engraving into layers of differently colored glass. Dietrich currently resides in Cozumel, Mexico where he owns and operates a gallery and engraving studio called Galeria Azul. www.cozumelglassart.com

Jane Edgley

REACHING NEW DEPTHS OF COLOR $

300

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Jane Edgley learned the art of glass fusing at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Most of her current work involves fusing multiple layers of glass to achieve three-dimensional depth. Jane aims to create beautiful, unique and useful items that also showcase techniques that can't be duplicated in mass production. Each of her pieces is truly one-of-a-kind and always lead-free.

fused glass 2015 12 x 12 x 5

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cameo-engraved blown glass, wood base 2010 8x5x3


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Hannah DeBerg ERTHROCYTE SERIES $

400

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Hannah DeBerg is a Seattle-based scientist and artist. She holds a PhD in physics and is fascinated by the physics of biological systems. In the lab, Hannah studies the structure and function of a protein that controls the heart rate. Outside of the lab, she paints and creates fused glass objects inspired by biological design. The Erythrocyte Series represents elements of red blood cells (also called erythrocytes) and their vascular environment. The smooth, circular design of the plates evokes the cyclical journey of erythrocytes as they travel through the circulatory system. The central stripe reflects the confined spaces that make up the vascular architecture through which these cells travel on their life-sustaining journey.

glass 2014 11 x 11 each

Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson TRIPTYCH

250

$

134

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Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson is a glass artist who has regularly used Pratt's fusing studio and warm shop for the past three years. She studied drawing and sculpture at San Francisco Academy of Art and Ohlone College before learning glass art at Bullseye Glass and Pilchuck Glass School. Her work has been shown in the Alaska Biennial touring exhibition Earth, Fire, and Fiber, and various galleries in Alaska and California. Susanne is currently exploring the use of glass powders, sheet glass and stringers in studies of color, contrast and design.

kilnformed glass 2014 8 x 8 x 2 each

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Torvald Sorenson SCROLL DINNERWARE SET

250

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135

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The Passion: Fire, Iron, Coal, Steel. Forge, Anvil, Hammer, Tongs.

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mild steel 2014 7 x 1 x 2 each

Fire glows with life. Bellows blow to white hot heat the steel hot and yielding. Marveling at the body Mother has given hammer and hand become one. Sweat runs in rivers. Steel flows to make thought solid‌ as if by Magic. www.welandsmithy.com

Donna McCord

HYACINTH MULTI GATHER VASE $

300

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Donna McCord works with multiple gathers of glass on a single bubble to create lines that hold light and read as horizons. She loves molten glass's liquid properties and the way thick glass holds light. Donna teaches intermediate glassblowing at Pratt Fine Arts Center and has been involved with Pratt's glass program for over a decade. www.mccordglass.com

blown glass 2015 11 x 6 x 6

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Lydia Boss PRIMROSE DISHES

200

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Lydia has been working with hot glass for seven years. Originally from Toledo, OH, Lydia grew up in a region with a rich history of glass making. She graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2012 and has also studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the International Glass School in Novy Bor, Czech Republic. She currently lives and works in Seattle.

blown glass 2014 4 x 4 x 1 and 3 x 3 x 1

www.lydiaboss.com

Michael Cozza BLUE RAINDROP

900

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138

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Michael Cozza's work is process driven. He strives to create intricate lines and patterns while exploring the medium. Sculpting and manipulating liquid glass to create a solid and brittle object never ceases to amaze him. www.michaelcozzaglass.com

blown glass 2015 8 x 7.5 x 7.5

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Robin Ewing

MISFORTUNE COOKIES

200

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139

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Robin Ewing combines clay, glass, printmaking and humor to create her popular Misfortune Cookies whose messages portend bad, though sometimes honest, news. She is the proud recipient of Pratt Fine Arts Center's 2013 Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass. www.robinewingartist.com

Jed Johnson NORTHERN LIGHTS $

400

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As a retired carpenter and contractor, Jed Johnson has worked with wood for most of his life. Now retired, he is exploring the artistic side of the medium through furniture building and woodturning, and by carefully studying wood's unique characteristics. Northern Lights is created from pin oak wood, which has a dramatic open grain that accepts color beautifully. The color and direction of the grain are reminiscent of aurora borealis; thus the name.

pin oak with aniline dyes 2015 8x7x7

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clay, screenprinted enamel on glass 2013 4 x 2 x 2 each


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Diamond Life Studio S ATLANTIC STREET COLDWORKING APRON

photo courtesy of Diamond Life Studio

80 each

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Coldworking Apron Size: Medium

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For those who do not come from a background in glass, coldworking is the process of cutting, carving, polishing or engraving glass when it is cold with various tools including abrasive grits, diamonds and stone wheels. Most tools used to coldwork glass are water fed to keep the glass cool so it doesn’t crack from the heat caused from friction, and to also keep the glass dust out of the air. Because of this, coldworkers are immersed in water all day. The S Atlantic Street Apron was born out of need for pure function in the shop and designed by those who actually use them. Much care has gone into finding a sturdy, marine-grade vinyl that stands up to daily use, comfortable wide seatbelt style straps that cross in the back so there is no strain on your neck or loose ends left hanging. Snaps at the base of the apron can be buttoned up to funnel water away from your feet. www.diamondlifestudio.com

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Stephanie Hargrave SUPPLE DROP

1,400

$

Stephanie Hargrave has been both painting and working in clay since college, where she studied color theory, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and painting. She learned a great deal studying with Jef Gunn and Larry Calkins at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and began teaching at Pratt using wax as an element in sculptural collage with Rickie Wolfe. Encaustic has been her focus for the last 12 years. It is the one medium that affords all the other materials she has worked in to overlap and inform one another. Stephanie has shown her work in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, and Atlanta. Her work is in several corporate collections. In 2014, she was a panelist for the Inside Art program at Town Hall, and her collaborative work with RobRoy Chalmers was featured on the cover of Artvoices Magazine in fall 2014 with an accompanying article.

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encaustic 2014 20 x 20 photo courtesy of the artist

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www.stephaniehargrave.com

Leslie Ulrich PATCHWORKED I & II

200

$

202

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Patchworked is an ongoing series of work that explores and celebrates color and pattern created from an everyday object. Leslie Ulrich paints brown paper, cuts it, and sews it back together in interpretive unique patterns. She uses discarded paper bags as a way to recycle the paper and “make something from nothing,� a theme that has inspired her art making practice. Patchworked is a contemporary look at the traditional craft of patchwork.

patchworked painted paper 2014 10 x 10 each

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Patrice Donohue FLARE $

850

203

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Flare is a continuation of Patrice Donohue’s exploration of the emergence of cracks in drying clay. A crack can be an opening; red is the color of life, travel between worlds; intensity, a crack of time; ardor, to crack the code; daring, to crack up; bravery, to crack open, the potential force in all things, an imperfection; wonder, the crack necessary to allow the light in, fear; a space where something new can emerge, flare. www.patricemdonohue.com

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clay, pigment 2014 24 x 12 x 2.5

Jan Tervonen

IN THE BEGINNING...THE SEQUEL $

800

204

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In the Beginning…The Sequel is an abstract watercolor painting that represents our continually developing earth—volcanos, lava, and a simmering, hot landscape. Jan Tervonen is an abstract artist who comes from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan surrounded by the beauty of Lake Superior. She grew up in a Finnish-American family, and was taught the values of simplicity, organization, and a good pun. Mostly self-taught, she has developed minimalistic style with a wry sense of humor. Jan has been in numerous solo and group shows in the Pacific Northwest including the Carco Theatre, the Kirkland Public Library, Overlake Hospital, and the EAFA Gallery. She was the winner of the 2013 William Radcliffe Studio Challenge Award at Kirkland Arts Center, and is a past recipient of the Vascovitz Family Scholarship for Drawing and Painting at Pratt.

watercolor 2011 24 x 30

www.dajanarts.com

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Paul Wunderlich

JOANA POSING FOR REDFERN $

800

205

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Paul Wunderlich was born in 1927 in Berlin and studied in Germany at Landeskunstchule in Hamburg during the late forties and early fifties. There, Wunderlich began making graphic work, including woodcuts, lithographs, aquatints, engravings, and drypoints. Since then he achieved world renown as a master lithographer whose work is publicly held in collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; British Museum, London; and the Hirschorn Museum, Washington DC.

color offset lithograph, edition of 75 1968 20 x 26 Donated anonymously from a private collection

Juan Alonso-Rodriguez EC#4

1,500

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206

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Juan Alonso-Rodriguez arrived in the United States from his native Cuba in 1966, one month before his tenth birthday, leaving behind his immediate family. He is a self-taught artist whose transition from music to visual arts coincided with his move to Seattle in 1982. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America and is included in many permanent collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, and Microsoft. Alonso-Rodriguez has created public works for Century Link Field, SeaTac International Airport, King County Housing Authority, Sound Transit’s Light Rail and more. His many awards include a 2010 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, the Neddy Fellowship, and PONCHO Artist of the Year. He has been selected artist-in-residence for Town Hall Seattle’s Spring 2015 program.

acrylic on masonite 2012 19 x 29 photo courtesy of the artist

www.juanalonso.info

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Layne Cook

AFTER THE LUNCH RUSH $

800

207

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Layne Cook’s paintings fall somewhere between realism and impressionism. She loves the human figure in settings, and tries to create strong paintings depicting movement in urban settings. Street scenes, restaurants, cafes, bars-all provide inspiration. She especially likes restaurant staff dressed in black and white, a disappearing sight in Seattle. Layne is proud to have her work in many private and corporate collections, as well as in multiple locations within Harborview and Swedish hospitals.

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oil on canvas 2014 24x12

Ruthie V.

BOTTLE AND TWO PEARS

1,000

$

208

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Ruthie V. creates paintings that are direct, expressive, and carefully edited for simplicity. Always challenging herself to say more with less, she paints from observation, limiting her palettes and teasing out the essential form of her subject matter, a process that involves the viewer in the completion of an image. Ruthie’s minimal approach includes a Japanese influence—she studied in both the US and Japan—and her practice of completing each work in a limited number of sittings. While allowing herself the freedom to paint diverse subject matter in a wide variety of styles, she frequently returns to, and sensitively renders, the human form.

oil on canvas 2013 16 x 20

www.ruthiev.com

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Colleen Leahy KUNING UNGU 1

1,600

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209

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Two years ago, Colleen Leahy traveled in Indonesia. That led to the creation of Afterimages, a collection of monoprints that brings to mind the colors, feelings, and patterns she experienced in this multi-island nation of varied traditions and cultures. This piece, entitled kuning ungu 1, is informed by the absolute show-stopping colors of the land, the sea, and the sky at the equator.

monoprint 2014 30 x 20 photo courtesy of the artist

www.colleenleahyprintmaker.com

Steve Galatro

HIGHWAY WILDFLOWERS $

500

210

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Steve Galatro has long enjoyed abstract painting as a personal passion. Typically using an element from nature as a point of departure, Steve observes color, texture, and form and reflects them in an emotional gesture.

encaustic 2015 18 x 24

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Trung Pham RIFT $

400

211

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Trung Pham’s paintings take the imagination of viewers to the first moment of creation—a split-second moment when eruption/disruption took place and from there on the space opened endlessly. The moment when a strange “dark energy” rushed spirally in darkness and the deep. The moment of something, rather nothing. Trung hopes these paintings provide viewers a glimpse of mediation about the very first moment of beginning.

oil on canvas 2013 24 x 24 photo courtesy of the artist

www.trung-pham.com

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Shaun Doll

YOU SHOOT, I SING, SPARROWS FLY $

800

212

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After years of printmaking, Shaun Doll started using encaustic. He now combines encaustic with print arts. As a carpenter and locksmith by trade, he combines unusual elements into the encaustic, such as wood glue, powdered graphite, Bondo, spray paint, and shellac. www.shaundoll.com

encaustic 2007 26 x 36

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Yulia Chubotin FLORESCENCE

750

213

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This painting was inspired by movement of shapes and autumn colors.

www.chubotin.com

oil on canvas board 2014 18 x 24

Ricardo Duque ELLIOTT BAY

900

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214

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Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque makes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media artworks. By exploring the concept of abstracted landscape in a nostalgic way, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. His works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. Ricardo currently lives and works in Seattle.

acrylic on canvas 2015 24 x 48

www.ricardoduque.com

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Thu Nguyen THE LONE SEAGULL

2,700

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215

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Artist Thu Nguyen creates realistic paintings with a sense of conceptual appeal, inspired by the work of Andrew Wyeth. Thu earned a BFA in painting at California State University, Long Beach and has since received multiple grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Her work is represented in many public and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

oil on panel 2013 24 x 32

www.thunguyenpaintings.com

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Jodi Waltier RED LINE: 4 GEAR $

400

216

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Jodi Waltier has been an enthusiastic member of the Pratt family for many years, teaching various textile and printmaking techniques. Red Line: 4 Gear is from a series based on abstract commentary about governmental power structures, ethics, and human efforts to overcome industrial abuses in the environment. Jodi recently mounted a solo show at Shift Gallery in Seattle and has work included in juried and group shows throughout 2015.

dyed rayon/silk and velvet/silk organza 2014 20.5 x 28.5

www.jodiwaltier.com

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RobRoy Chalmers

SPOROZOAN SWARM CONTAINER #174 $

600

217

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The Sporozoan is. It reaches inside the depths of tradition that is the Intaglio print and pulls out art. “Sporozoan” is a word RobRoy Chalmers uses metaphorically to describe the serendipitous moment in time that tempts us to delve deeper into the act of seeing. This moment is the spark that allows growth in ourselves causing us to become. The Sporozoan Swarm Containers are a small piece of a larger body of work that is installation-based and ever growing in its stature. The “swarm” is made up of torn and cut intaglio prints pinned to walls and boards in a living way.

torn intaglio prints 2013 24 x 17

www.robroychalmers.com

Peter Rand

LIMITATIONS: BRANCHING

1,200

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218

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In the Limitations Project, certain embedded constraints of the natural world are communicated through technological and computational processes. The visualizations generated by custom software, and inspired by organic systems, are returned back to the material from which they originated. In this case, a modified branching algorithm is rendered in wood through CNC machining. The routed design is then filled with black powder and ignited, thereby exploiting a secondary limitation of the material. Peter Rand is an artist working with video, installation, interactive media, sculpture, socially engaged art, and performance. His work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from identity, urban spaces, technocentrism, synesthesia, and the absurd. He holds an MFA in Media Art from UCLA, and has been a contributing artist for public works in Dallas, Rome, and the City of Santa Monica.

wood, black powder, with custom software 2014 48 x 48 photo courtesy of the artist

www.peterrandart.com

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Lisa Hasegawa UNTITLED A $

500

219

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Lisa Hasegawa usually works with letterpress, artist’s books, and sewing techniques on paper. Most of her current work is inspired by old ledger and writing papers. She finds the process of art making as important as the finished piece itself; every stitch is sewn by hand, one at a time. Lisa has been teaching letterpress at Pratt since 2005.

hand-stitched thread on paper 2010 10 x 8

www.ilfant.com

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Frances Smersh STITCH $

300

220

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Frances Smersh has been loitering around Pratt for quite a long time. She's spent most of that time in the jewelry studio, previously served on Pratt’s Board of Directors, but has also wandered into forging, welding, casting, Sumi painting, and encaustic painting. Her current work is acrylic and mixed media on wood boards, which is most often seen at her West Seattle retail boutique, Click! Design That Fits.

acrylic on panel 2013 12 x 12 photo by John Smersh

www.clickdesignthatfits.com

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Marita Dingus

COPPER & FLOWER FENCE

1,200

$

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Marita Dingus makes mixed media sculpture out of discarded materials. With an MFA from San Jose State University, Marita has exhibited nationally and internationally and received numerous awards, including an Artist Trust Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work is included in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Microsoft, Safeco, Swedish Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, the King County Arts Commission, the Seattle Arts Commission, the Washington State Commission, and the Tacoma Art Museum. Dingus’s most recent solo exhibition at Traver Gallery closed on March 28, 2015.

mixed media 2005 48 x 24

www.maritadingus.com

Daphne Minkoff I DON’T KNOW ANYMORE

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Daphne Minkoff received a BFA in painting from Indiana University in 1985 and an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991. Daphne currently shows at Linda Hodges Gallery and the SAM Sales and Rental Gallery. She also teaches painting at North Seattle College.

collage, encaustic, graphite, ink on paper mounted 2009 32 x 40 photo courtesy of the artist

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Lara Swimmer UO LILLIS STAIR

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Lara Swimmer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in film theory and media from the Annenberg School. She lived in Paris and worked as a studio assistant at Elle magazine, before becoming interested in architecture in post-reunification Berlin. Lara has documented most of the Northwest’s significant building projects, including Benaroya Hall, EMP, Tacoma Art Museum, the Seattle Central Library, and more. She’s been published in Metropolis, Architect, Wallpaper*, The New York Times, and travels on assignment around the country. Her work is held in the collections of the City of Seattle, Safeco, the SFMoMA, and SAM. Lara was made an honorary AIA Seattle member in 2005.

digital-c print from 4x5 film original 2005 32 x 27

David W. Simpson SODO RESTRUCTURE #1, SODO RESTRUCTURE #2

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These David W. Simpson prints are based on paper-mache structures built during a 2012 site-specific residency in the SODO section of Seattle. With this ongoing body of work, David alters the initial documentation photography of the three-dimensional forms created, resulting in abstracted interpretations of SODO’s industrial environment. This process continues the archeological perspective that Simpson employs in his work.

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serigraph, each print is #2 in an edition of 5. 2015 17.5 x 17.5 photo by Richard Nicol

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www.davidwsimpson.com

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Al Doggett ON BALANCE $

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This image was shot in performance with permission, without flash, using stage lights, black and white film, and a Pentax K1000 camera. The image was produced as an archival Gicleé print. Al is primarily a painter, working in oils, acrylics, watercolor, and graphite. Photography is a medium the artist uses when he wants to capture an image from life that freezes a moment in time. Al’s paintings have appeared in exhibitions around the country at a variety of venues. He has received a variety of awards and recognitions from including Edmonds Arts Festival, Mountlake Terrace Art Show, Onyx Fine Arts Annual Art Exhibition, Washington State University, the Peoples’ Choice Award, Florida A&M UniversityArts Festival and more. He is currently working on two series of paintings and drawings which explore the theme of family.

archival Gicleé print 1998 24.5 x 29

www.aldoggett.com

Davis Freeman TULIPA

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Davis Freeman is a Seattle-based photographer, lecturer, and artist who has won numerous awards for his botanical work including the prestigious Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris competition, and his work was nominated for the International Color Awards. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Paris, Amsterdam, NYC, Seattle, and Milan. He has been profiled in many national publications and featured in several photo anthologies. His portraits portfolio includes, among others: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dave Mathews, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Tom Skerritt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Dave Brubeck, John Updike. Gallery DeNovo (Ketchum, ID) represent his work. Permanent collections include: City of Seattle, King County, Houston Fotofest, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, and more.

photographic archival digital print 2004 16 x 20 photo courtesy of the artist

www.davisfreeman.com

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Richard Lindler WASHINGTON HOLIDAY

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German-American artist Richard Lindler painted figure subjects, often of an erotic or enigmatic character. Born in Hamburg in 1901, he grew up in Nuremberg where he studied the piano at the Conservatory, then enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He fled Eurpoe in 1941 to the US where he became very successful as an illustrator for magazines such as Vogue, Fortune and Harper’s Bazaar. Lindler began to paint seriously in the early 1950s. His first solo exhibition was held in 1954 at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York. His early images were inspired by memories of Germany, including the tradition of toy-manufacturing in Nuremberg, the theatre, and the German Expressionist cinema. Beginning in the 1960s, he drew many of his themes from the vulgar, garish, and fetishistic aspects of New York life. Lindler painted full time from 1965 until his death in New York in 1978.

color lithograph 1975 26 x 20 Donated anonymously from a private collection

LOIRE RIVER POPPIES

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Roxanne Fawcettt’s art reflects a quasi-representational style. Using acrylic paint on canvas or paper, she plays with different media applied with brushes, pallet knives, fingers, squirt bottles, rollers, scrapers...or whatever looks like it will make interesting texture. Roxanne generally paints in a series, exploring the potential of each thought and letting nature lead the way. The artist finds that the evolution of an image or an idea and working from different perspectives and directions can lead to really exciting work-seeing a body of work evolve from one piece to the next is an adventure in and of itself! Roxanne believes that poppies inspire emotion in everyone. They mean spring, they mean renewal, they bring color and joy to a landscape. They bring color and joy to a canvas as well. Roxanne lives and paints in the Pacific Northwest, where she adds that intense color to an incredibly green landscape.

acrylic on canvas 2013 48 x 48

www.rgfawcettdesign.com

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Cynthia Hibbard MAP OF THE WORLD $

500

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Cynthia Hibbard predominately works across painting and printmaking mediums to exploit the beauty in images of weathered archeological sites, jarring landscapes, or patches of urban decay. She is interested in appropriating found tableaus and transforming them into new expressions and meanings that satisfy her art making wanderlust and impressionistic thirst. She is currently a member of Shift Gallery of Seattle and the APPA art collective of Palo Alto.

woodcut collage 2015 31 x 23

www.cynthiahibbard.com

Sacha BlieseVanDeZande

GOLD AND DIAMOND BRACELET $

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Originally from Minnesota, Sacha (pronounced Say-sha) received her BA in Art with a focus in metals from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. She worked as a bench jeweler for two years before establishing her own goldsmith design business in 2003. Since then, she has taken part in juried art festivals across the country and was invited to produce a one person show in 2010. Given the opportunity to work from a German fabrication studio in Idar-Oberstein, she spent 2010-2012 working alongside some of the most highly skilled goldsmiths in the country. After graduating from Seattle University's MFA Arts Leadership program this June, Sacha will be working full time at Equinox Studios in Georgetown.

14k yellow gold, sterling silver, .03ct diamond 2015 1 x 2.5 x 2.5

www.goldsmithdesigner.com

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Jeremy Irvin THREE RINGS $

500

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Jeremy Irvin is currently a student enrolled at Seattle Pacific University studying jewelry design under Virginia Causey. He plans to attend graduate school and pursue an MFA in Jewelry Design in 2016. He received Pratt's 2015 Lillian Yeh Scholarship for Lifelong Artists and is also interning under Seattle jeweler Nadine Kariya. Jeremy gets many of his ideas from nature, especially the landscapes of his hometown in Hawaii and of his current residence in Seattle, incorporating urban and modern aesthetics into the organic themes.

sterling, 14k yellow gold, 14k rose gold 2015 ring sizes 6 – 7

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Melissa Cameron STITCHING THE VOID $

400

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Melissa Cameron is an Australian-born artist jeweler who lives and works in Seattle. She holds a MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from Monash University and BA with honors in interior architecture from Curtin University. Her works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Cheongju City Collection, South Korea; and the Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia. She recently taught a Liquid Enamel for Steel class at Pratt. The pieces that make up this work were designed as a continuous flat pattern. Once laser cut, Melissa reassembles the parts with tensile cable to introduce dimensionality and depth. Melissa is represented by Fancy (fancyjewels.com).

stainless steel, sterling silver 2012 3x3 photo courtesy of the artist

www.melissacameron.net

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Anne Randall TRIUMPHANT $

350

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Fabricated rectangles, triangles, and circles play well with each other in this oxidized sterling silver necklace. Anne Randall loves to solder and to teach others to master the techniques. Frustration in the learning curve becomes a triumph of mind over temperature and material. If the challenge is other than soldering, triumph in learning and mastering is still sweet. Wear this one knowing you are triumphant in the challenge of your choice.

sterling silver 2015 necklace length 19 in photo courtesy of the artist

www.sorrisettidesigns.net

Susanne Lechler-Osborn BROOCH: DESTINY MARS $

350

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This piece was inspired by the Mars One project. If packing for a one way ticket to Mars, what would be of value to take? Seed of a flower, a scent from earth, memory of a sunset, or a momento from a loved one? Any of these are worth their weight in the artist’s micro titanium capsule.

14k gold, titanium, steel, and mixed media 2015 3x3

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Julia Heineccius

DOUBLE-CROSSED EARRINGS $

425

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Julia Heineccius is a currently a visiting faculty member at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, and has been an instructor in the jewelry studio at Pratt since graduating with an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. A member of Seattle's SOIL Gallery, you can see more of her work at SOIL in September 2015 as part of a show asking artists to reshape the gallery environment into a hybrid community space. These earrings were made using a technique that shapes molten metal by smashing it directly into a carved mold. The resulting unique cast sterling silver pieces are then delicately soldered to rings to create movement, selectively oxidized grey, and set with a yellow diamond at the base for some rock’n’roll twinkle.

sterling silver, yellow diamonds 2015 earring length 1.5 in

Janice Marshall & Stephanie Tomaczak Selle BEETLE BROACH

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Janice Marshall and Stephanie Tomaczak Selle completed this piece together. Stephanie created the the metal jewelry work and Janice created the glass. This piece was made for the 3 x 2 Redux Project, hosted by Pratt in fall 2014. The collaborative project paired glass artists with metalsmiths to create new work together. Stephanie was inspired to make Janice’s glass look like a tropical beetle.

sterling silver, fused glass 2014 2 x 1.5 x 1.5

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www.jthstudio.com


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Ellen Hochberg

EARRINGS AND NECKLACE ASSORTMENT

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For years, Ellen Hochberg has been creating drawings using a leaf-like shape as a female metaphor. Her drawings are composed with ink and graphite. Recently, she began scanning her original drawings, printing them on two sides of Rives BFK paper, cutting them into various shapes, and then dipping them in beeswax. She uses these shapes to create earrings and necklaces.

printed paper dipped in wax 2014 dimensions vary

www.ellenhochberg.com

Helena Parriott ROYAL | NO. 2 | AQUA

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This glass ring is crafted by hand from the top of a beer bottle. Its design references a crown, using the typical form of the bottle as the basis for the symbolic shape. The juxtaposition between royalty and commonplace are at play in this charming glass jewelry piece. The piece comes with packaging, including a display element crafted from wood and cork.

hand cut glass bottle 2014 ring size 6.5 photo by Nick Manske

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Sigal Druckman GLASS JEWELRY $

300

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Sigal Druckman creates glass jewelry woven with gold and silver wire. Her unique and untraditional glass beads take the shape of a nets and gears with multiple colors and effects. Sigal’s jewelry evolved when, while flameworking, she was inspired to create woven and knitted effects in glass. To further enhance the woven appearance, she began integrating gold-filled and silver wire. In each piece, she works to create harmony between the metal and the glass materials.

flameworked glass and sterling silver chain 2014 necklace lengths approx 20 in

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Jessica Landau LUCKY CHARM NECKLACE $

400

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Jessica Landau was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, raised mostly in rural South Carolina, and earned her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. Landau lived in Hawaii from 2003 to 2014, during which time she studied and worked at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, the Netherland’s Glass Corner and Studio 19 in Great Britain. She assisted with the glassblowing program at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2008 to 2012, when she began dividing her time between Hawaii and Seattle. Landau currently works as a Teaching Artist with Hilltop Artists-in-Residence program in Tacoma, where juvenile delinquents are mandated by the court to use glassblowing as a community service project. Landau is on the faculty at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. Landau is currently a full time member of the glassblowing team at Chihuly Studio in Seattle.

borosilicate glass, sterling silver 2015 necklace length 18 in

www.jessicalandau.com

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Inna Peck

GOLDEN SUNSHINE $

300

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This tassel earring and necklace set is from a line of Inna Peck’s recent work exploring light and the kinetic possibilities of glass. Though originally attracted to the printmaking facilities at Pratt, Inna has been learning the properties and nuances of glass in recent years. Throughout the last five years, Inna has taken over 15 classes and workshops and to this day looks forward to the amazing techniques and working artists that Pratt allows her to engage with.

glass and 14k goldfill chain 2014 necklace length 20 in

Donna Prunkard WOVEN IN RED $

500

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Donna Prunkard is a glass artist living in the Pacific Northwest. She instructs at Pratt Fine Arts Center and loves being part of a student's first experience with molten glass. Since childhood, art and science have intertwined in her life. Her profession as a research scientist and her love of glass allow her to utilize her analytical side and explore her creative side. Her glass jewelry has been exhibited internationally.

glass, sterling silver 2014 necklace length 18 in

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Bob Hoffmeyer

ANY WHERE, ANY HOW, ANY TIME $

350

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Bob, a founding member of the Maui Glass Artists Association, moved to Seattle from Hawaii in 2010 and quickly found Pratt Fine Arts Center to be a treasured new place to work and be inspired. Stimulated by the endless possibilities that torch-worked glass offers, Bob’s work is constantly evolving as he pursues new dimensions. This piece is an exploration of the interaction of fine silver foil with ivory, clear, and silver-infused blue glass. Bob’s lampworked beads and jewelry have been represented in numerous juried and non-juried shows, galleries, and exhibitions in Washington, California, and Hawaii.

lampwork glass 2014 necklace length 18 in

www.bobhoffmeyer.com

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Linnie Kendrick

BLUE FADE DOUBLE PENDANT NECKLACE $

350

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Linnie Kendrick has a background in ceramics and glass. She began focusing on enameling and jewelry making when she moved to Seattle in 2004. Since then she has benefited from studying with many terrific local and national artists at Pratt and Danaca. Linnie received a BA in Ceramics in from the University of Dallas and was awarded a Penland Core Fellowship in 2002. Linnie also teaches enameling at Danaca Design.

sterling silver, enamel on copper 2015 necklace length 17 in

www.linniekendrick.com

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Checha Sokolovic & Ellen Harbinson SPINNING RAIN $

600

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Spinning Rain is a collaborative piece between a glass artist, Ellen Harbinson, and metalsmith, Checha Sokolovic. It was a part of a traveling group show, 3 x 2 Redux, that featured collaboration between the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and Seattle Metals Guild artists. The show was hosted by Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR.

steel, cement, glass beads, sterling silver 2014 necklace length 18 in photo by Doug Yaple

www.studiochecha.com

Kristen Scott

LUNAR CLUSTER NECKLACE $

400

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As an architect, Kristen Scott constantly looks to simplify and support the essence of her design concept. In jewelry, she’s drawn to the natural world, creating pieces that are inspired by the pattern of river rocks on a beach, or the stamens of a flower bud, or the ripple of the wheat fields in the Palouse. Her rustic pieces are all held with simple kinetic connections that allow for movement, providing ever-changing compositions that shift with the wearer and encourage play. The seven silver rods swinging in Lunar Cluster hold a variety of old Venetian trade beads, including a rare white opalescent moon trade bead from the mid 1800s, ostrich egg discs, a clear quartz stone, and a shell bead from Indonesia. The leather cord is capped with sterling silver.

sterling silver, vintage Venetian beads, leather 2014 necklace length 24 in

www.kristenscott.net

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Sacha BlieseVanDeZande

TWISTED TOURMALINE PENDANT

750

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Originally from Minnesota, Sacha (pronounced Say-sha) received her BA in Art with a focus in metals from the University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse. She worked as a bench jeweler for two years before establishing her own goldsmith design business in 2003. Since then she has taken part in juried art festivals across the country and was invited to produce a one person show in 2010. Given the opportunity to work from a German fabrication studio in Idar-Oberstein, she spent 2010-2012 working alongside some of the most highly skilled goldsmiths in the country. After graduating from Seattle University's MFA Arts Leadership program this June, Sacha will be working full time at Equinox Studios in Georgetown.

14K yellow gold, steel cable, pink tourmaline 2015 necklace length 18 in

Alex McDermott SWIRL SHELL NECKLACE $

300

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Alex McDermott is a Pacific Northwest native and has been a bench jeweler for twenty years. A graduate of the Gemological Institute of America with a background in diamond grading, McDermott has also developed the skills and an appreciation for glass. She sees an undeniable beauty in the way glass refracts and disperses light. Her design inspiration comes from the subtleties found in nature.

kiln-cast crystal, sterling silver, labradorite 2014 necklace length 20 in

www.alexmcdermott.com

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Jennifer Bennett

ESPEJITOS (LITTLE MIRRORS) $

400

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Jennifer Lawrence Bennett is a jewelry artist living in Seattle who uses sculptural elements on a small scale. She utilizes looms and textile techniques to create three-dimensional, lightweight forms that are manipulated into shapes suggestive of sea life, plants, and insects. She is drawn to mica because of its translucence and incorporates that into her craft. Jennifer’s desire to create more installationsized works evocative of her wearable pieces is manifesting. She’s expanding scale and stepping back to see the jewels in the trees. Jennifer was an Artist Trust EDGE program participant in 2014. She is currently working on a large installation piece for the Duwamish Revealed project, which will be on view in the park known as T-107 along the Duwamish waterway, this spring through summer 2015.

sterling silver, mica 2015 necklace length 19 in

www.dilucedesign.com

Hong Hoang ENTANGLEMENT $

325

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Hong Hoang believes that creativity is in all of us and that Pratt provides a great environment that fosters that need to create. This necklace and earring set is a study on how things interconnect, much like elements in our own lives.

sterling silver and gold filled wire 2015 necklace length 20 in

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Iris Guy

BRANCH NECKLACE AND STUDS $

400

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Iris Guy’s unique collection of necklaces and earrings features intrinsic organic elements, combining both masculine structure and the beauty of feminine contours. Simple, contemporary, and lightweight, the Iris Guy Jewelry Collection can be found in the Pacific Northwest at the Seattle Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Kobo Gallery, as well as many fine boutiques and galleries around Seattle. The Collection is also featured all around the world including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.

sterling silver with 14k gold vermeil 2015 necklace length 17 in

www.irisguy.com

TURQUOISE & QUARTZ MORTICE LOCK PENDANT

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Esther received a BS in Biology from the UC Irvine and later served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia. After Peace Corps, Ervin earned an MFA in BioMedical Illustration from the UC Long Beach. Esther has been a PONCHO Artist-in-Residence at Pratt Fine Arts Center and was also awarded the Gregory M. Robinson Scholarship. In 2009 she was a resident at the James W. Washington Foundation in Seattle. In April 2014 her solo show, We Wear the Mask, was exibited at Form/Space Atelier in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. While consistently generating and exhibiting jewelry and mixed media sculpture, Esther has also curated over 40 exhibitions participated in several arts juries and panels. She shares a home studio in Madrona.

brass, copper, african turquoise, quartz, tin 2014 necklace length 24 in

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Bonnie Hungate-Hawk CONNECTIONS II $

450

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Bonnie Hungate-Hawk is a metalsmith, artist, and teacher. The inspiration for Connections II is a celebration of the gift that nature bestows on humanity and alludes to the constant movement and interaction between the two. Ms. Hungate-Hawk is returning to her studio practice after 25 years of teaching art in the public school system, where she passes along her passion for the process of creating and appreciation for creativity in all forms. This neck piece combines a shell collected in Japan with a beach rock from the Pacific Northwest.

sterling silver, shell, beach rock 2014 necklace length 22 in

Sharon Saint Don

PERFORATED SILVER CUFF BRACELET $

600

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Sharon Saint Don fell in love with metal in the 1990s and completed a BFA in metal design at the University of Washington in 1998. She has been making work in metal for over 20 years. Her first passions for large scale metal casting and fabrication have greatly influenced her designs in precious metals. She loves her work, her clients, and her life in the amazing Pacific Northwest. She believes that jewelry holds a psychological power for people. It reminds us of something or someone special, celebrates an occasion, a change, or a state of mind. It celebrates the beautiful people we are. Because her jewelry is made using hand fabrication processes, it has lightness, durability, and detail unachievable via mass production. This wide silver cuff bracelet is comfortable for everyday wear and versatile enough to go with everything from jeans to a wedding gown.

sterling silver 2014 1.5 x 2.75 x 2 photo courtesy of the artist

www.sharonsaintdon.com

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Kyle Hopkins EAR RING $

500

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Kyle Hopkins is at the furthest point from jewelry-without-thought. Every piece is unique and heavy with meaning. He casts imagination and inquiry into his work, starting a story for someone else to finish. So when the jewel reaches its new owner, he or she just takes over the narrative‌

silver, brass, pearl 2013 ring size 6.5

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Kristen Scott

RIVER ROCK NECKLACE #4 $

475

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As an architect, Kristen Scott constantly looks to simplify and support the essence of her design concept. In jewelry, she’s drawn to the natural world, creating pieces that are inspired by the pattern of river rocks on a beach, or the stamens of a flower bud, or the ripple of the wheat fields in the Palouse. Her rustic pieces are all held with simple kinetic connections that allow for movement, providing ever-changing compositions that shift with the wearer and encourage play. River Rock Necklace #4 is made of dapped oval and circular sterling silver shapes, hand textured, sanded, and finished with a dark patina strung together with sterling silver hand made ball end links. The simple connection allows for free swinging movement while keeping an orderly relationship between the pieces, much like you see with rocks deposited along a river bed tumbled by free flowing currents.

sterling silver 2015 necklace length 19 in

www.kristenscott.net

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Sasha Tepper-Stewart ROYAL

1,200

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Sasha Tepper-Stewart’s work is fueled by refined sensibility. She observes, researches, and preserves every experience that informs her life. These moments enlighten her with new information that leaves a lasting impression. Evolution, history, exploration, process, pattern, and manipulation are the layers of her work. Each specimen appears suspended, freed in its own space and time, preserved for eternity. Some specimens are mythical and others are scientific reproductions, presented for the viewer to study.

hot sculpted glass 2014 6 x 10 x 2.5

www.sashatepperstewart.com

Shannon Weber CROP CIRCLE

1,500

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Shannon Weber is a working artist and instructor of mixed media sculpture from Oregon. In 2007, her work entitled Crop Circle was a featured catalog cover and award winner of the Fiber National competition at the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, PA. Crop Circle is an inspired view of global occurrences of land hieroglyphs of unknown origin found in various fields. It is handwoven of random layers which have been painted and stitched with a finishing embellishment of vintage vinyl disk beads and waxed linen thread. Shannon has won a Carol Duke Award of Excellence from the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair and her work is held in the permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, KS, among others. Shannon has also been featured in publications such as Fiber Art Now magazine and Surface Design Journal.

reeds, golden acrylic, waxed linen 2007 10 x 21 x 21 photo courtesy of the artist

www.shannonweber.com

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Morgan Madison STAND #1

1,100

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259

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Morgan Madison is a Pacific Northwestbased artist. He attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR where he received a BA in Studio Art. A fateful job casting glass in the fiery depths of a factory after school led to his pursuit of glass as an artistic medium. Today, working from his studio in Seattle, he uses a variety of processes and materials to create work that is informed by his love of drawing and inspired by place—the materials, textures, forms, and colors that comprise the man-made and natural environments around us. Morgan has shown work throughout the Americas in group and solo exhibitions. He was the recipient of a Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant in 2010 and an Oregon Arts Commission Grant in 2011. He will be an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC during the summer of 2015.

kiln-formed and coldworked glass 2013 21 x 13 x 1 photo courtesy of the artist

Robin Oakes RED ROLLUP NO. 2 $

500

260

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Robin Oakes continues to add new techniques to her work, combining multiple processes to introduce greater depth. She desires to expose the beauty of glass through her artwork. She enjoys teaching; she loves to share the joy and wonder of manipulating glass with others.

kiln-formed and blown glass 2014 18 x 8 x 8

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www.morganvanmadison.com


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Andrew Horch BLUE SWIRL VASE $

600

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Andrew Horch is an engineer during the week and a rabid glassblower on the weekends. He is currently exploring some of the more unusual properties of reactive colors in blown glass. These are colors that, when combined chemical interactions, create new colors or textures. For example, some colors separate when overlapped, thus creating textures. Others create halos. Focusing exclusively on reactive colors, Andrew has been working in Pratt’s hot shop for the last few years. Blue Swirl Vase is made by layering reactive colors on top of each other and then raking the glass to form patterns. In this piece, subtle color halos can be seen at the boundaries between the different colors. They give the piece more depth than would occur if standard, non-reactive colors were used.

blown glass 2013 13 x 7 x 7

Delores Taylor FAULT LINE $

650

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Delores Taylor works in pâte de verre, a kiln cast glass process that involves painting with glass frits and powders. She earned a BA in Business and worked in the transportation industry, before leaving to to run a full time business in art. She studied and was a technical assistant to Etsuko Nishi at Pilchuck Glass School. At the Corning Museum of Glass, she studied under Kimiake and Shinichi Higuchi. Her love of nature is found in this piece,which references the changes in our landscape. She has been an instructor at Pratt since 2001. Her goal is to see pâte de verre flourish and grow, avoiding the disappearance found in history during the Egyptian times and in eighteenth-century France. Delores’ work can be found in the collections of Microsoft, the Aylett Survey Company, and the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute.

pâte de verre 2014 3x6x6 photo courtesy of the artist

www.artglassconcepts.com

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Nihar Desai

IL SETTANTA SPETTACOLO (THE 70s SHOW)

2,700

$

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Nihar Desai is a glass artist born in Bombay, India but currently residing and working in Seattle. Nihar started exploring the glass medium as a hobby in late 2010. It has since then evolved into a passion, which he hopes to turn in to a full time profession in the future. He has taught multiple classes, as well as assisted glass artists such as John Hogan and Eric Anderson. Nihar’s work is largely inspired by these artists and the things he sees around him. In 2013 and 2014, Nihar studied with Davide Salvadore at Pratt Fine Arts Center and was moved by the use of murrini, as well as the textured finish of Davide’s work. Much of Nihar’s work in 2014 has been influenced by these techniques; he continues to learn and make new work with murrini and a lot of coldworking.

blown glass 2014 11.5 x 6 x 6 photo courtesy of the artist

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After earning her BFA in sculpture from Ohio University, glass quickly became the driving force in Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s life. She moved to Washington State in 1987 and soon afterward she began working as an assistant to the legendary glass artist William Morris. Karen’s unique vision and passion for glass is evident in her work, which has been shown extensively in galleries and museums throughout the country. She co-teaches glass sculpting classes throughout the world with her husband and collaborator Jasen Johnsen. Jasen Johnsen served as the head studio technician at Pilchuck Glass School for nearly ten years. He worked as teaching assistant for Pino Signoretto and Hank Murta Adams, before beginning to co-teach glass sculpting classes with Karen.

blown and sculpted glass 2014 8 x 16 x 6

www.willenbrinkjohnsen.com

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Nick Davis GYRE $

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Lines of thought that spiral inward until they ultimately vanish into nothing are the foci of this sculpture. Two bubbles, one thick and fluidly sculpted, one patterned and blown thin, are joined to compose a refined cartoonish representation of thought. Nick is a teacher, glass artist, and metalworker who lives and works in Seattle. He has been a Pratt studio artist, student, and occasional teacher at Pratt for the past nine years.

blown and sculpted glass 2014 16 x 6.5 x 4

Robert Carlson SALOME SERIES $

3500

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Bob Carlson has been involved with glass since 1981 when his good friend Tom Philabaum introduced him to its possibilities in Tucson, AZ. His long road since that fateful day has led him to study at Pilchuck Glass School with Flora Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick and Dan Dailey. Bob’s one-of-a-kind painted glass sculptures are in many public and private collections around the world including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art, and LA County Museum of Art. Bob has lived and worked on Bainbridge Island since 1988 with his talented wife Mary.

blown glass 2014 25 x 8 x 8

www.robertcarlson.net

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Ryan Selby

AMETHYST DOUBLE NECK FORM

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Ryan Selby is a glass artist living and working in Seattle. Selby earned his BFA with a concentration in glass from Southern Illinois University in 2011. His blown glass sculpture is inspired by Venetian glassblowing techniques. To create the forms, Selby cuts through the glass while it is molten and stretches the medium to its limits. Selby has exhibited work in galleries in Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, and Portland, OR. He has also consigned pieces to Neiman Marcus. His work is currently available in the online gallery Artful Home.

blown glass 2012 32 x 7.5 x 3

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Justin Bagley JELLYFISH $

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Justin Bagley is a native of Washington State and has been working with glass since 1999. He has studied alongside various artists around the United States and the world. He, in turn, shares his knowledge by teaching various classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center. He is infinitely intrigued by the glass medium and actively participates in the flameworking community.

borosilicate glass 2014 12x4x4, 10x4x4

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Amy Pruzan

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH BOWL $

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Amy Pruzan works in a variety of media including glass, metal, photography, and gemstones. She earned her BFA degree, magna cum laude, from Cornish College of the Arts in 2006. Pruzan has worked alongside many prominent local artists such as Sonja Blomdahl, Ginny Ruffler, and Martin Blank. Recently, Amy was honored to receive the Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass from Pratt Fine Arts Center.

blown and flameworked glass 2015 8 x 10 x 10

www.blownawayglass.net

Rebecca Chernow STINKY PINK

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Rebecca Chernow is a Seattle-based sculptor who experiments with a variety of materials. Her glass work is largely concerned with ideas of perceived value and exploration of the different processes that glass can undergo in its plastic state. Stinky Pink is a portrait of items commonly found in the household garbage can, captured in silky smooth, fleshy glass; it alludes to garbage melting and morphing into a body of its own.

blown glass, slumped and fused with oil paint 2011 3 x 14 x 12

www.rebeccachernow.com

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Jessica Landau GROUCHO MARX GLASSES

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Jessica Landau earned her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has studied and worked at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, the Netherland’s Glass Corner and Studio 19 in Great Britain. She assisted with the glassblowing program at Punahou School in Honolulu from 2008 to 2012, when she began dividing her time between Hawaii and Seattle. Landau currently works as a Teaching Artist with Hilltop Artists-in-Residence program in Tacoma, where juvenile delinquents are mandated by the court to use glassblowing as a community service project. Landau is on the faculty at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, and is a full time member of the glassblowing team at Chihuly Studio.

borosilicate glass 2015 8x8x6

Ryan Blythe CAVALLO $

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Ryan Blythe studied industrial design and glass at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he embarked on his glassblowing career under Michael Taylor’s instruction. After leaving RIT in 1994, Ryan attended Pilchuck Glass School and studied under Czech glass master, Petyr Novotony and later Maestro Dino Rosin. He has worked under the direction of numerous artists, including Leon Applebaum, Mitchell Gaudet, Scott Benefield, Richard Royal, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and more. Ryan’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the US, including Lundgren Memorials, Seattle; Art Basel, Miami; John Turchin Gallery, NC; and Lancaster Art Museum, PA. His commission work is installed in private residences and public venues throughout the US. In August 2013, Ryan established the Rainier Glass Studio in the Old Rainier Brewery Building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.

blown glass 2014 12.5 x 13.5 x 6

ww.rainierglassstudio.com

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www.jessicalandau.com


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Dan Albrecht LILY OF THE VALLEY $

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Dan started working in glass in 2001. He was self-taught, until moving to Seattle in 2004 to pursue a career in glassblowing. Dan worked as a studio assistant, flameworking instructor, and independent artist until 2007. Since then, he has been running the glassblowing department for an architectural lighting firm. He also continues to create glass pieces in his personal studio. As an avid outdoorsman, Dan is often inspired by nature’s patterns and shapes. With its endless potential for color, luminosity, and variety of form, flameworked glass is a fantastic medium to convey the beauty and intricacies of nature.

borosilicate glass 2015 16 x 6 x 6

il

INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT TO IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION $

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il is a Seattle-based artist working in a variety of materials and forms. This peice was made by slumping a casted, molded form bubble wrap. By trapping this form in a suspended state that does not allow for popping, the work deprives us of our ability to satisfy the urge we all have with bubble wrap. It also alters our perspective on what can be seen as art by transforming a product that is primarily used in glass art to protect it. In an age of immediacy, this piece acts as a reminder to slow down, be patient, and look at our surroundings and materials in new and different ways. il has recently exhibited at Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Leary Gallery, David Smith Gallery, Artprize and Artist Trust. His art is also in public view at such venues as TavolĂ ta, How to Cook a Wolf, The Boathouse at Ray's, and Frank's.

hot cast, slumped glass 2012 4x5x9 photo by Daniel Fox

www.ilartwork.com

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Kevin Boggs FILIGRANA VASE

750

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Kevin Boggs discovered glassblowing in 1994 at Palomar College and has been enamored with the medium ever since. For the next ten years, he was a production blower for various studios. His first class at Pilchuck Glass School with Davide Salvadore changed his direction from functional art to more challenging and artistic forms. Kevin joined Pilchuck in spring 2006 as the year-round studio technician.

blown glass 2006 30 x 14 x 6

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Mary-Melinda Wellsandt DELICATE LEAF

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Mary-Melinda Wellsandt has been making “pretty� things since age three, when she painted the gravel from her driveway with watercolors and peddled it around the block to the neighbors. Over the years, her work has become more refined and sophisticated, but she has retained her childlike sense of joy and delight in the creation of these pieces. Mary-Melinda uses functional glass as a surface to explore. The process includes the use of a sandblaster to carve the glass, and permanent paints, enamels, and other assorted mixed media to render her original drawings, photos, and paintings in a very unique and clearly ''high-touch'' way.

coldworked glass and mixed media 2015 18 x 9 x 9

www.marymelinda.com

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Robert Lewis

MARASCHINO TIPPED ROULETTE

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One of the main ingredients of glassblowing is centrifugal force. Maraschino Tipped Roulette is a kinetic sculpture inspired by this important characteristic associated with the glassblowing process. From the moment molten glass is gathered from the furnace, until the object is completed, a glassblower's hands are continuously turning and micro-adjusting their speed in response to how the glass is reacting to torque, gravity and temperature. Maraschino Tipped Roulette, a static piece, represents the movements of its initial creation once touched by the viewer.

blown glass 2014 22 x 12 x 12 photo courtesy of the artist

Adventures in Glass Casting WITH SHERRI GAMBLE

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Capture a memory in cast glass and explore the process and materials of this unique, sculptural experience with Pratt instructor Sherri Gamble by your side! Sherri will guide you and your family through the process of making molds of your hands, feet, or even paws. Next you will cast your molds in wax and then apply layers of earthy plaster around these wax objects. Finally, using the method of lost wax casting, your wax mold will be loaded into one of Pratt's kilns and cast in molten glass to eventually transform into a sculpture made of thick, solid glass. This package includes moldmaking instruction and materials, glass crystal, rental for a seven-day kiln firing, and will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date by all parties.

Offer expires April 25, 2016 photos courtesy of the artist

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Seattle Artists Studios Tour

Value: Special Access!

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An exclusive day of four artist studio visits for your group of up to eight people. Tour the studios of: Nancy Callan, Greg Clark, Kim David Hall, and Alicia Tormey. Each artist will discuss his/her artistic vision and share their latest works. Hosted by a current Pratt board and/or committee member, morning refreshments will be provided, along with lunch at Ivar’s Salmon House.

All studios will be toured the same day and will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date by all parties before April 25, 2016

www.nancycallanglass.com www.decicioglass.com www.aliciatormey.com www.kimdavidhall.com

PRIVATE EXHIBITION TOUR BY COCURATOR ERIKA DALYA MASSAQUOI

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Enjoy a private, guided tour with Erika Dalya Massaquoi, Pratt board member and co-curator of Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, a groundbreaking exhibition on view at Seattle Art Museum June 18 – September 7, 2015. The exhibition investigates the past, present, and future of disguise, a visual act and psychological state that can be a mask, a costume, or just a smile. It includes masks and costumes from SAM’s African art collection, objects on loan, and also features ten contemporary artists whose work has a distinctive way of addressing the subject. After your tour, enjoy conversation and cocktails with Erika at TASTE, the Seattle Art Museum Restaurant, and a complimentary copy of Disguise’s exhibition catalog. Your tour will be scheduled on a mutually convenient between July 1 – August 31, 2015.

Offer expires August 31, 2015 Image credit: Chimera from the Empathic Series, 2013, Saya Woolfalk, American, b. 1979, Still from single-channel video, 4:12 minutes, © Saya Woolfalk, photo courtesy Leslie Tonkonow, ARTWORKS + PROJECTS, NY

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DISGUISE: Masks and Global African Art


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Seattle Art Fair VIP PASSES FOR TWO

120

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Seattle Art Fair is a platform designed to showcase the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Through inventive citywide cultural partnerships, the fair will be a destination for new and established collectors, international art patrons, and residents of one of the fastest growing cities in the US. It takes place July 30 – August 2, 2015 at Century Link Field Event Center and will feature 40 leading modern and contemporary galleries. Fair passholders enjoy access to all days of the fair including the Opening Night Party on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Only valid July 30 – August 2, 2015

www.seattleartfair.com

Private Glassblowing Experience FOR FOUR WITH JEANNE FERRARO $

650

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Want to plan a unique family outing? First enjoy fabulous French-American fare over brunch at Luc's in Seattle's Madison Valley neighborhood. Then experience the dramatic art of glassblowing in Pratt’s fully-equipped hot shop with a private lesson for you and up to three guests! Multi-disciplinary artist and veteran Pratt instructor Jeanne Marie Ferraro will teach your group to gather, blow, and shape molten glass into a variety of objects. This four-hour private lesson is perfect for beginners and seasoned artists alike. All tools and materials are included. The lesson will be scheduled directly with Jeanne on a mutually agreeable date before April 25, 2016. Brunch at Luc's is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Reservations are subject to Pratt hot shop availability. Children must be 12 years and older. Certificate for brunch at Luc's expires on July 27, 2015. Private glassblowing lesson offer expires April 25, 2016.

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Encaustic and Mixed Media Art Party WITH KAMLA KAKARIA AND LARRY CALKINS

750

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Join Kamla and Larry for a four hour art party for your group of up to eight people! Explore encaustic painting using traditional and non-traditional approaches with mixed media. Work with beeswax, pigment, paints, drawing materials, inks and collage materials. Come with no expectations and play! Art party will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date on or before April 25, 2016.

Larry Caulkins, Red Tree (above), Night Sighting (below) encaustic 4 x 6 each

Kamla Kakaria, Untitled wire, beeswax, pigment on board 6x6

Private Wood Turning Lesson for Two WITH TOM HENSCHEID $

Reservations are subject to Pratt's wood turning studio availability Offer expires April 25, 2016

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Learn to turn with Pratt Fine Arts Center's resident wood turning instructor, Tom Henscheid. Tom welcomes artists with any level of experience. For beginners, experience turning a bowl from wood freshly rescued from the arboris. The more experienced turner could refine the techniques of their craft, using sheer cutting and modified tool grinding to produce elegant surfaces. Alternative finishing techniques will complete this exciting process. A typical private lesson for two will take approximately four hours. All tools and materials are included. The lesson will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date before April 25, 2016.

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live edge birch 4x6x6

600

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Reservations are subject to Pratt's studio availability. Offer expires April 25, 2016. Photos courtesy of the artists.


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Fantastic Nights on the Town $

600

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This package includes a treasure trove of options for planning multiple date nights for you and your sweetie. Mix and match your own date nights thanks to some of Seattle’s finest establishments including: • Tom Douglas’s Dahlia Lounge and signed Seattle Kitchen cookbook • Seattle Great Wheel, the largest observation wheel on the west coast • Daniel’s Broiler • Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

Must be at least 21

• Serafina Osteria & Enoteca • Bottle House wine experience

Art Adventure! $

600 per team, limit 12 teams

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Spend a Saturday afternoon experiencing Seattle’s public art and other art-themed destinations in a whole new way! For this scavenger hunt-like event, teams of four adults will work together to solve a dozen devious clues that lead to art-themed locations around the city. Team cars and drivers are provided, and teams individually determine the best route to each clue’s destination. You will earn points upon completion of a corresponding challenge at each destination, and then receive your next clue. It’s the Amazing Race meets Pratt Fine Arts Center though NO athletic ability is required. The only muscle you’ll exercise is your brain! At the end of the day, teams will come together for a casual dinner to laugh, cheer and crown Seattle’s undisputed art adventurists!

Only valid on Saturday June 13, 2015 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Must be at least 21. Price is per team of four individuals, with a maximum of 12 teams total.

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Value: Good Buzz!

1

“In New York City, 1977 was the year of the blackout and the Bronx burning. The year Bianca Jagger rode a horse through the crowds of glam socialites at Studio 54 and The Ramones destroyed microphones at CBGB. Barflies drank Tequila Sunrises and 25-cent nip beers in five-ounce glasses. It was a time of glitter and trash, shiny polyester, and opulence…”

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PRATT BOARD BARTENDER’S CHOICE

This package, donated by Pratt’s Board of Directors, provides many ingredients required to mix all of your favorite Studio 54-inspired cocktails. Golden Cadillacs, Buttery Nipples, Gallianos… anyone? Best of all, proceeds from the sale of this item directly fund Pratt’s scholarship program.

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DOGWOOD PENDANT AND EARRINGS

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

450

Carolina Andersson is a Seattle-based jewelry artist. She studied metalworking/ jewelry-making in Milan, Italy and in Seattle, WA. These pieces are inspired by dogwood flowers in the spring, the delicately textured petals and gold decorations are diffusion bonded to the silver with a technique known as Keumboo, which involves first depleting the surface of sterling silver to bring up a thin layer of fine silver to make the gold adhere. Carolina applies a dark patina to create a more dramatic piece. All pieces are entirely handmade and finished by hand. Carolina currently shows and sells her work at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco, Flying Shuttle in Seattle and other galleries in the area.

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sterling silver, 24K gold, leather, pearls 2014 necklace length 16 in

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FOOT TREAD

xerox 6500 electrostatic dry powder photocopier 1978 17 x 14 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,000

$

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Buster Simpson is one of the nation’s foremost environmental artists. For over 30 years, he has engaged citizens in aesthetics, politics and the environment. Humor and rich metaphors distinguish his work, with many of his deceptively simple sculptures offering solutions to real problems. Beginning in Seattle in the 1970s, Simpson helped establish the practice of public art as a profession, and still works in public domains today.

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Buster Simpson

Foot Tread is part of a series where by the artist contact printed parts of his body, in this case his feet on the photo copier screen. Simpson’s solo exhibition, Double Bound, is on view April 2 – May 16 at Greg Kucera Gallery. www.bustersimpson.net

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NOCTURNAL EXUVIA #2, NIGHT WALTZ collaged tissue 2012 11.5 x 11.5 photo by David Emery

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,250

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Pratt Board Member and 2013 Artist in Residence Piper O’Neill’s work explores themes of nostalgia, inherited histories and how we interpret memory. An NEA recipient represented by Winston Wächter Gallery of Seattle and Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho, O’Neill’s 2014 solo exhibition at Winston Wächter, Marking Time, was reviewed by Art in America magazine and featured of the cover of The Stranger newspaper. She has a BFA in Illustration and Experimental Animation from Parsons School of Design in New York and a Masters of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington in Seattle. O’Neill is currently preparing for her August 2015 Artist Residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and her second solo exhibition at Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley in September 2015. www.piperoneill.net

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Piper O’Neill

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JUROR’S EXCELLENCE AWARD

SOUTHERN BEAUTY copper, wool, sterling silver, cubic zirconia 2015 necklace length 19 in

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

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350

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Leslie Thiel has been a Pratt contributing artist over 10 years. Typically choosing to work in glass, Thiel has recently been working in metals, believing that by exploring new mediums she can better articulate her vision. This piece was inspired by a trip to the southern part of the United States. Southern Beauty is about finding the jewel in hard times. Hard work is recognized and appreciated even if not spoken. Southern Beauty is felted from wool with a bezeled cubic zirconia incorporated into the felting process. Cut copper makes up the base of the structure. It is all strung on nylon coated stainless steel cable and finished with sterling silver findings. Leslie’s work can be found at Seattle 5th Avenue Glass Blowing Studio and Proctor Art Gallery, Tacoma.

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Leslie Thiel

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,000

$

Within this boldly colored flock of sparrows, Cavalieri illustrates elements from the past, present and future. The background is a vintage Victorian wallpaper pattern, the coloring and grid is present time, and if you look closely there are two- and three-headed sparrows, representing the future of this species. Birds of a Feather is made in the traditional technique dating back to medieval times, of enamel paint which is kiln fired onto glass and soldered together. This work is presented in a wall hung light box with LED lighting.

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enamels on glass, metal frame, LED lights 2014 14 x 14 photo courtesy of the artist

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Joseph Cavalieri

Cavalieri has been exhibiting painted, air brushed and silk-screened stained glass since 1997. He is a New Yorker, currently based in the East Village of Manhattan. He has taught at Pratt for three years. Cavalieri’s Madonna & Prada was acquired for the permanent collection at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2013. He was selected to exhibit in the NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2014. Cavalieri’s MTA Arts for Transit public art commission can be viewed at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York. www.cavaglass.com

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FIREPLACE TOOL SET forged steel 2011 32 x 15 x 6 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,200

$

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This fireplace tool set is made from Lisa’s Continuing Blacksmithing class demonstration on the pineapple twist/diamond dogbone form. The class examples were then forged into functional fireplace tools in her studio, Firelight Forge. The traditional form of the handle, paired with the more modern design of the base brings the classic design into a contemporary setting, something Geertsen very much enjoys incorporating in her work. She owns and operates Firelight Forge located in the Equinox Studios building in Georgetown. Lisa began teaching at Pratt in 2007 as a blacksmithing instructor and is currently Pratt’s Metal and Stone Sculpture Studio Manager.

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Lisa Geertsen

www.firelightforge.com

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STUDIO TOUR WITH CATERED LUNCH

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Value: Special Access! Offer expires September 30, 2015 photo by Ric Peterson

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Enjoy an exclusive summer tour for you and nine guests to the Vashon Island studio of artist Julie Speidel. A former member of Pratt Fine Arts Center’s board of directors, Julie began part of her artistic journey in Pratt’s jewelry and metalsmithing studios. Light summer fare and libations will be provided by local restaurant The Hardware Store as Julie discusses her artistic vision and how she incorporates her travels abroad into sculptural forms. The event will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date during the summer of 2015.

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Julie Speidel

Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Advisory Board member Walt Riehl and his wife Pat will serve as your hosts. www.juliespeidel.com

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ORCHID

pâte de verre 2014 12 x 18 x 4 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,800

$

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Lyn Bishop has always been inspired by nature, but flowers are truly her favorite. In this pâte de verre piece, Bishop captures the beauty and fragility of flowers. Nature’s beauty if fleeting—the beautiful blooms Bishop often observes while gardening or hiking may appear wilted, insect ridden, or simply gone the very next day. This pâte de verre piece is also VERY fragile, requiring extra care in handling just as “real” flowers do. When properly lit, the viewer can see how delicate Orchid is... and hopefully appreciate its beauty.

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Lyn Bishop

www.lynbishopglass.com

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TOSS

mixed media 2014 36 x 24 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,200

$

10

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Molyneaux’s mixed media paintings occupy the space between abstraction and realism. Viewers are drawn into the surfaces seeking out the subtle elements that lie beneath soft colors and vibrant shapes. Toss represents the artist’s continued collage technique of multiple overlays of paper, ink, and acrylics revealing the artist’s struggle to realize a final solution.

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Mary Molyneaux

Mary Molyneaux has been a practicing artist for over 30 years working in a variety of media, including 2- and 3-dimensional forms. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Central Missouri State University. Further study was completed at the University of Tennessee, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts and Pratt Fine Arts Center. Molyneaux’s art is in private, corporate, and public collections in the US as well England, Italy, and the Bahamas. Her work is currently included in a group show at Matzke Fine Art, Camano Island. www.molyneauxart.com

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(Walter Lieberman and Dick Weiss)

DOS LADOS (TWO SIDES) ceramic decals embedded in blown glass 2014 12 x 5 x 5 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

98

3,000

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In this work, Lieberman and Weiss combine the luscious materiality of glass with the subtleties of printmaking. They create images using vitreography (printing from glass plates) and then translate the images into ceramic decals that are embedded within the glass vessel.

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WD40+

Lieberman and Weiss have been working collaboratively under the name WD40+ for 22 years. (Walt and Dick are both well over 40). They have taught at the Pilchuck Glass School where they were twice Hauberg Fellows and have also taught at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Their works are in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma.

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33RD ANNUAL FINE ART AUCTION

FLIGHT

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This sculpture titled Flight was quite a challenge to carve. The artist wanted to create a very light and open form but the choice of basalt, which is a hard, heavy and very dense stone, made the carving process even more challenging, though very enjoyable.

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basalt on onyx base 2013 12 x 7 x 5

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Sabah Al-Dhaher

www.sabahfineart.com

1,200

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SEED FORMS collage on paper 2007 36 x 29.5

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,600

$

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Eva Isaksen was born and raised in Bodø, Norway and has lived and worked in Seattle since 1986. Combining collage, printmaking and painting techniques, she creates complex multi-layered compositions to investigate nuances of nature. Material and environmental dialogue within her vision as organic forms, seasons, cycles, growth, and regeneration transforms into order, repetition, and rhythm. The canvases are filled with a series of interconnecting shapes and recurring linear designs hanging in soft quiet balance of formal elements and sophisticated color choices. Her art-making process of print, resist, and reduction further resembles the growth and cyclic changes in nature. Isaksen’s work has been exhibited internationally and is part of public and private collections in Norway, Japan and the United States. She was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2011 and a Gap grant in 2014.

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Eva Isaksen

www.evaisaksen.com

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CURVING

handmade cotton paper, steel wire 2015 necklace length 22 in

1,275

$

Chris Abrass, a retired physician and professor of medicine, has explored a variety of artistic media including printmaking, ceramics and steel sculpture. When professional and family commitments left little time to complete large sculpture, Chris learned jewelry making at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Initially making brooches in gold and silver, she began to represent cultural diversity, personality, and mood through the use of alternate materials. Drawn to her roots in metal sculpture, Chris turned to steel and handmade paper in order to expand her color pallette and make large necklaces as wearable sculpture.

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Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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Start your West Seattle art experience off with a private tour of the collection of Steve and Dianne Loeb. Your group of up to eight people will enjoy refreshments while viewing the Loeb’s private art collection in their home overlooking Puget Sound. Then travel less than three miles to Two Tone Studios, the glassblowing studio of Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz, where you will enjoy sipping wine while they blow goblets to demonstrate how these gold leaf cups, exquisite take-away items for the winner of this package, are created. Your West Seattle experience will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date by all parties on or before April 25, 2016.

West Seattle Art Experience:

COLLECTOR’S TOUR, GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS AND GOLD LEAF CUPS blown glass 2015 approx: 6 x 4 x 3 ea

www.twotonestudios.com

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Value: Special Access!

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SKILL ARTISTRY AWARD

NOCTURNA

lampworked and blown borosilicate glass 2007 26 x 4 x 5 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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The objects that Mickelsen creates are narratives—personal vignettes that reveal the secrets of his innermost thoughts. These are often mysteries even to Mickelsen himself until the creative process reveals them, hence the work becomes a form of self-discovery. The work provides him with a path to understanding things that he otherwise would not be aware of, and sharing them with others who can then identify those things within themselves.

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Robert Mickelsen

www.robertmickelsen.com

5,000

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SMOKEY BRONZE LOTUS blown glass 2014 14 x 12 x 10

9,500

$

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Martin Blank’s work is about carving space, creating tension between sculptural forms that evoke compelling landscapes that are revealed by the juxtaposition of sculptural elements. Blank grew up in the Boston area and earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He began his professional career working with Dale Chihuly before opening his own studio in Seattle. Blank’s work is part of public and private collections throughout the world including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Corning Museum of Glass, Millennium Museum Beijing, Tacoma’s Museum of Glass, and many more. He is currently producing dual fountains commissioned by Silverstein Properties LLC for display at the new Four Seasons Hotel in downtown New York, part of the World Trade Center’s revitalization.

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Martin Blank

Smokey Bronze Lotus is a recent work created as a larger version of two similar pieces commissioned by President Obama as gifts for visiting foreign dignitaries. www.martinblankstudios.com

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TRANSFORM – SPHERES OF INFLUENCE

Jeff Crandall has been creating work at Pratt for over 20 years. An accomplished poet, he combines original text with glass to explore themes of human fragility, transparency and containerization. His Poet’s Bottles and Spheres of Influence series have been exhibited across North America and in Europe.

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blown, sandblasted & etched glass; stone base 2001 10 x 20 x 12 From the collection of Ann and Rob Suter

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Jeff Crandall

www.inversestudio.com

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

3,600

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Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles LIBERATION SPEAR

(for Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship at Pratt Fine Arts Center) glass, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, beads 2015 42 x 4 x 3

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4,500

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From their earliest collaborative efforts, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles have explored the feminine fluidity, curvature, strength and plasticity inherent in glass. Inspiration comes from their own life experiences, whether it be day-to-day life, travel, or their examination of both ancient and contemporary cultures, with an emphasis on women. Their intent is to create sculptural forms and assemblages that evoke the sensuous curves of the feminine and provide a narrative that embraces a common humanity. Pohlman and Knowles are the recipients of numerous honors, fellowships and residencies, most recently at Museum of Glass in August 2014 and upcoming at Pilchuck Glass School in May. Their work is in private, public and museum collections nationwide. Proceeds from the sale of this item directly fund the Pohlman Knowles Teen Scholarship at Pratt Fine Arts Center – an award that provides funding for underserved teens to participate in Pratt’s classes, workshops and summer programs. www.pohlmanknowles.com

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Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles LIBERATION SPEAR

glass, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, beads 2015 42 x 4 x 3 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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4,500

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From their earliest collaborative efforts, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles have explored the feminine fluidity, curvature, strength and plasticity inherent in glass. Inspiration comes from their own life experiences, whether it be day-to-day life, travel, or their examination of both ancient and contemporary cultures, with an emphasis on women. Their intent is to create sculptural forms and assemblages that evoke the sensuous curves of the feminine and provide a narrative that embraces a common humanity.

www.pohlmanknowles.com

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Pohlman and Knowles are the recipients of numerous honors, fellowships and residencies, most recently at Museum of Glass in August 2014 and upcoming at Pilchuck Glass School in May. Their work is in private, public and museum collections nationwide.


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DO WE STILL LOVE THEM? glass, anna skibska technique 2015 20 x 9 x 9 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,000

$

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Anna Skibska studied at the Academy of Art in Wroclaw, Poland in the Department of Painting, earning her degree 1984. Trained in fine arts, Skibska is now recognized as a sculptor of glass, though that is not her only medium – just the one that best conveys her thoughts and embodies her vision. She works with space, time, and light, sometimes in collage, photography, film or small sculptural forms like jewelry.

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Anna Skibska

Her vision is most notably expressed via a unique technique she invented and is now known around the world as the “Anna Skibska Technique.” She explains, “I like to wrap space, embrace time, and trap light, working on them simultaneously from the same beginning.” Skibska has presented over 50 solo exhibitions since 1986. www.annaskibska.com

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JUROR’S EXCELLENCE AWARD

cardboard on wood panel 2014 48 x 36 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,500

$

Bryan Smith is a Seattle area artist. He uses boxes as his palette for sculpture, paintings, and mixed media pieces. Pattern, repetition, and color are found and spray painted as needed. Mission Ripe was completed several years ago, but last year he carved the finished piece and removed sections replacing them with the new stitched work. Mission Ripe represents two different but connected bodies of work for Bryan. His artwork is in the collections of King County, City of Seattle, and Microsoft and he has shown nationally and locally. He received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.

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MISSION RIPE

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Bryan Smith

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WATT

blown glass, blue veiled hex shaped murrine 2011 8 x 5.5 x 5.5 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,200

$

110

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Kait Rhoads received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1993, her MFA from Alfred University in 2001 and in the same year she received a Fulbright grant to study sculpture in Murano, Venice. She uses traditional Italian techniques as a base to create contemporary sculpture, vessels and jewelry.

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Kait Rhoads

Watt (short for Watson) was made during a residency at the Toledo Museum of Art. Its companion piece, Holmes, was auctioned off for a benefit for Finn a few years ago. Both of the pieces are a play off a classic Japanese textile pattern for a man’s kimono. You can see the crossover from her soft sculpture work as the same hexagonal steel mold was used to make the murrine for this piece. www.kaitrhoads.com

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Experience the magic of being on the water at sunset aboard a private 41-foot Meridian yacht. Hosted by renowned gallerist Bill Traver and one of Traver Gallery’s artists, your group of up to six people will enjoy summer evening appetizers, libations and desserts during a relaxing four-hour cruise around Lake Union, the ship canal, and Portage Bay. J.R. Yuse, your captain and broker from Hampton Yacht Group, will take you around some of Seattle’s famed houseboats before heading towards the Ballard Locks. Upon your return, you’ll pass by Dale Chihuly’s Boathouse and the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium while watching a stunning Seattle sunset. The evening ends with a parting gift of delectable Oh Chocolates for you to take home. Aqua therapy at its best! Cruise will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date by all parties on or before October 1, 2015.

WITH BILL TRAVER AND GUEST ARTIST

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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Sunset Yacht Cruise on Lake Union

Value: Extraordinary Evening! Offer expires October 1, 2015

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IVORY PENDULUM WITH BLACK LINES blown glass 2014 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 photo by Mike Seidl

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,100

$

112

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Ali VandeGrift and Brennan Kasperzak met at Penland School of Crafts in 2008. They kept in touch after leaving Penland as both of their individual practices grew. A few years later Brennan proposed making Ali’s beads on a grand scale. They have been collaborating on the large-scale work since spring of 2013. This dialogue of scale and translation of technique from flamework to the hot shop has opened a world of possibilities by joining their different skill sets in the creation of new and innovative works of art.

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Brennan Kasperzak and Ali VandeGrift

Ali and Brennan have skills unique to their practices in glass and bringing those together in the hot shop, along with learning each other’s glass language, has strengthened their collaborations as they have developed their techniques and widened their body of work. Bringing the hot torch into the hot shop has opened both artists’ eyes to new possibilities that they are eager to explore even further. They are current recipients of the Jon and Mary Shirley Scholarship in Glass.

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TITUS

glass, silver leaf 2013 36 x 30 photo courtesy of the artist Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

3,300

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One quarter of all known species of plants and animals on earth belong to the order Coleoptera – the beetles. Wynia has always been fascinated by their infinite variety of color and texture. With over 330,000 species, happily, she will never run out of inspiration.

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Wynia

The forms in Titus are dimensionally carved into glass, painted with transparent dye, gilded, sanded, and dyed again. This process is often repeated numerous times before the alchemy is finalized. www.wyniafineart.com

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TASTES LIKE HOME blown glass and enamels 2007 25 x 6 x 9

12,000

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David’s work demonstrates a personal vocabulary within the framework of the narrative through the parallel and stylized world he imagines. The work is a metaphorical reflection of himself and the world as he interprets it and conveyed as a visual riddle. The function of art, which most interests David, is its ability to hold up the mirror and be relevant to the era from which it was born. This hopefully inspires a sense of connectedness to the audience of its generation, as well as a fingerprint for future generations. David wishes to honor the original function of the story telling tradition as a cautionary tool meant to teach, inspire, entertain and frighten us.

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David Walters

www.davidwaltersglass.com

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JUROR’S EXCELLENCE AWARD

Thomas Thelen PUNA PADDLE claro walnut wood 2014 60 x 12.5 x 2 From the collection of Gretchen and Dean Young

1,200

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Thomas Thelen began making paddles after retiring 15 years ago as a professor of biology in Washington State and moving to the Big Island of Hawaii. Throughout his life he paddled—as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Bora Bora. Prior to making paddles Thomas expressed his artistic side by painting and sculpturing but eventually focused on paddles to demonstrate the beauty of wood. He used no stains and only relied on the wood alone to showcase its natural splendor. Each paddle is unique. He employed a variety of woods (including Hawaiian woods such as koa, milo, mango and monkeypod) and a large variety of styles.

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Thomas Thelen passed away in March 2015 from a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

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GOLDEN DUAL ARCH FLOWER CYLINDER blown and coldworked glass 2015 12 x 7 x 7 photo by Lumina Studios Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

3,000

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Carrie Grula grew up outside of Philadelphia and started blowing glass at Bucks County Community College. She continued her glass education at Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in glass from Alfred University in 2007. Since college, Carrie has relocated to Seattle where she continues to work with glass.

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Carrie Grula

Each of Carrie’s large glass cylinders are hand blown in Pratt’s hot shop. These two-tone vessels start off with blowing a glass cup in the desired cylinder color. Once made, the cup is then temporarily held in a hot kiln. Carrie then starts a secondary white bubble which she will blow into the hot colored cup. This combined mass is then shaped into the desired form. When the cylinder is cooled a resist is applied to the outer surface of the vessel and the pattern is carefully cut out by hand. Parts of the resist are removed and the exposed surface is then sandblasted through the colored layer to the white layer underneath. The remaining resist is then peeled away exposing the two-toned pattern that flows continuously around the surface of the piece. Carrie’s glass has been featured in Corning’s publication of New Glass Review issues 31 and 36. www.carriegrulaglass.com

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acrylic on wood panel 2003 28 x 20

Anne Siems is a painter from Berlin, Germany who has been living and creating her work in Seattle since 1992. She is represented by Woodside/ Braseth Gallery.

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SMOLDER

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Anne Siems

www.annesiems.com

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,600

$

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UNTITLED

blown glass 2015 18 x 7 x 7 photo by Russell Johnson Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

118

5,800

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Morgan Peterson graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2006. Alexandra ‘’Alix’’ Cannon first experienced glassblowing at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY. Both moved to Seattle from the east coast and began collaborating in the hot shop. Together they won the first annual People’s Choice award at the 2014 Pilchuck Auction. Morgan and Alix also maintain individual practices, have worked at multiple production houses in and around Seattle, and with notable artists such as James Mongrain, Martin Blank, Nancy Callan and Chuck Lopez.

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Morgan Peterson and Alix Cannon

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JASMINE BASKET STUDIO EDITION blown glass 2010 8x8x5 photo courtesy of Chihuly Studio

$

6,500

Dale Chihuly’s Basket series began as a simple exploration of form rather than surface. Inspired by the effects that time had upon a collection of woven baskets, making them appear somewhat misshapen and rumpled, he decided to allow natural forces rather than traditional tools to shape the forms. Chihuly began composing sets of multiple elements, progressively drawing contemplation inward within the form. Art historian Linda Norden remarks, “If one looked into these groupings of Baskets rather than at them, new worlds opened up and one could lose oneself to the seduction of forms within forms within forms.”

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Dale Chihuly

The Jasmine Basket evokes the continued grace and timeless elegance of Chihuly’s Basket series. Two golden yellow vessels, accented with distinctive contrasting lip and body wraps, compose this 2010 Studio Edition. The smaller element is endearingly cocooned within the environment of its larger counterpart, together conveying an air of gracious unity. Hand blown and signed by the artist, the pair together measure approximately eight inches across. Included are a specially designed Plexiglas vitrine and a companion book, Chihuly Baskets. The 112-page hardcover publication features companion DVD and sixty-seven color images. Chihuly Workshop is delighted to offer the Jasmine Basket, a harmonious study of sculpture and balance. www.chihuly.com

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DEER WITH WREN bronze, edition of 15 2013 30 x 29 x 18 photo courtesy of the artist

11,200

$

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Georgia Gerber grew up in rural Pennsylvania tending to farm animals and riding horses. She studied art and bronze casting at Bucknell University before moving to Seattle to attend University of Washington’s MFA program. Gerber’s first post-graduate casting was at Pratt, she spent the next 32 years working from her private studio/foundry/gallery on Whidbey Island. Georgia Gerber has over 70 public installations throughout the country, including Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market and Cows, Frogs, and Turtles at University Village. She also creates limited edition work.

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Georgia Gerber

The stylized grace of Deer with Wren is influenced by primitive animal artwork and guided by lessons of a long career exploring the limits of blending nature with sculptural form. The addition of the wren was inspired by birds that commonly perch on the backs of horses and cows. Gerber likes the feeling that comes from combining different species. Sometimes it is comical, sometimes tranquil, but always a focal point. In this case, she thinks of the wren emotionally as a harbinger of spring, and artistically as a counterpoint to the flowing lines of the deer – with its upright tail feathers echoing the shapes of the deer’s ears. www.georgiagerber.com

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Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Package only valid the weekend of Sept. 18 – 20, 2015. No pets, please.

Mimi Pierce and her nieces, Suzanne Reed and Gretchen Pickett, invite your group of up to eight people to spend the weekend of September 18 – 20, 2015 in their neighboring, delightful waterfront homes. On Friday, arrive by ferry from Mukilteo at 5 pm and enjoy an informal chili supper and accompanying wine. Draw straws for your favorite retreat—there are five charming bedrooms and baths between the two homes—to enjoy the lapping waves, peaceful surroundings and a good night’s sleep. On Saturday morning, Whidbey’s own sculptress, Georgia Gerber, invites you to tour her studio. Her amazing animal sculptures are tender and inviting, and are treasured throughout the country. Later that day Rob Adamson, the artist who helped create the Northwest’s reputation for fine glass art, invites you for a picnic lunch, tour and hot shop demonstration at his expansive glass facility, Island Art Glass. On Saturday evening, perhaps after naps or strolls on the sandy shores of Mutiny Bay, former Pratt board president Gary Molyneaux and Mimi Pierce will provide cocktails and a fabulous dinner. Sunday is free for exploring historic Whidbey Island, or more fun and games... tennis, anyone? Enjoy this wonderful weekend get-away!

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Value: Wonderful Weekend!

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Whidbey Island Weekend for Eight Guests

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WEST

blown and wheel cut glass 2013 12 x 16 x 4 photo by Russell Johnson Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

6,800

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Pushing glass beyond the anatomy of the vessel, Ethan Stern’s work is an ongoing exploration of abstraction, color, texture, and light. Drawn to a richer, more luminous glass surface, Ethan explores texture by carving and engraving the surface of his work. The imagery employed on the surface stands as a fictitious but recognizable deconstruction of landscape, topography, and coastline, familiar only in its similarity to existing vistas and eroded urban geography.

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Ethan Stern

Born in Ithaca, NY, Ethan Stern currently lives in Seattle, WA. He earned his Associate’s degree in ceramics at TAFE College in Brisbane, Australia and his BFA in sculpture and glass from Alfred University. Stern’s work is widely exhibited and is held in the collections of The Eboltoft Glass Museum in Denmark, the Museum of American Glass in New Jersey, and the Palm Springs Art Museum. He has taught sculpture at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Penland School of Craft, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center. www.ethanstern.com

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CRAB BOWL

Kathy Alvord Gerlich is a longtime supporter of Pratt Fine Arts Center. She never misses the annual auction and is always glad to contribute one of her own pieces. Kathy collects both 2- and 3-dimensional art and makes fused and slumped glass dinnerware, serving pieces, and decorative art.

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fused and slumped glass 2014 2.5 x 14.5 x 14.5

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Kathy Gerlich Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

350

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IN THE ROUND

mixed media 2015 necklace length 18 in photo courtesy of Seattle Metals Guild Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,500

$

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The Seattle Metals Guild is dedicated to promoting educational and networking opportunities for metals artists at all career levels and skill sets through lectures, workshops, social gatherings, and other enrichment opportunities, in order to strengthen our creative community.

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Seattle Metals Guild

Contributing artists to In the Round, listed clockwise from clasp, include: Natascha Bybee, Natascha Bybee, Virginia Causey, Carolina Andersson, Barbara Magana, Jennifer Stenhouse, Suzy Whitehead, Micki Lippe, Kristen Hummel, Candace Beardslee, Diane Tchakirides, Anne Randall, Micki Lippe; clasp by Jennifer Stenhouse and Micki Lippe; assembled by Natascha Bybee and Micki Lippe. www.seattlemetalsguild.org

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RUSTICA

mixed media 2015 necklace length 18 in photo courtesy of Seattle Metals Guild Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,500

$

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The Seattle Metals Guild is dedicated to promoting educational and networking opportunities for metals artists at all career levels and skill sets through lectures, workshops, social gatherings, and other enrichment opportunities, in order to strengthen our creative community.

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Seattle Metals Guild

Contributing artists to Rustica, listed clockwise from clasp, include: James Magetteri, Carolyn Buss, Cynthia Toops, Lisa Baker, Deborah Paul, Checha Sokolovic, Dan Adams, Nadine Kariya, Nina Hartman, Sarah Meranda, Monica Street; clasp by Micki Lippe and Natascha Bybee; assembled by Natascha Bybee and Micki Lippe. www.seattlemetalsguild.org

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Bob Ade stained glass, beads, mixed media 2015 8 x 2.5 x 2

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Here’s a unique birthday or anniversary party idea: bring your group of up to 12 lucky guests to The Ruins for an evening of exploration with glass artist and kaleidoscope-maker Bob Ade! Perfect for kids and adults alike, Bob will teach your group to make Playtime scopes, which allow you to change the glass bead contents at any time by unscrewing the end cap of the scope. This four hour event includes a comprehensive kaleidoscope-making lesson, complete with soldering iron, light dinner fare, and libations courtesy of The Ruins, ‘’Seattle’s Best Kept Secret’’ and private social club located in South Lake Union. Event will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date for all parties on or before April 25, 2016.

Kaleidoscopes Party at The Ruins

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Value: Perfect Party! Offer expires April 25, 2016

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UNTITLED CUFF

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Kyle Hopkins has been making jewelry since he was a young child living in the Seattle area, and now makes his career from it. His clients include celebrities, high-end boutiques, and department stores.

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Kyle Hopkins

brass, silver, emerald, 24k gold 2012 8 x 2.5 x 2.5 photo courtesy of the artist Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,800

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$

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TINY FRIENDS NECKLACE

sterling silver, ruby, sapphire 2012 necklace length 22 in Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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Kyle Hopkins has been making jewelry since he was a young child living in the Seattle area, and now makes his career from it. His clients include celebrities, high-end boutiques, and department stores. This piece was part of a 2012 collection and was influenced by what the artist perceives as a fragmented society based on social groups, political affiliations, and religious ideals. Despite these differences, Hopkins highlights that we are all, in fact, just people.

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Kyle Hopkins

2,000

$

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TOWN WEST

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,200

$

Born in 1947 in Seattle, Goldberg was raised near Spokane in Eastern Washington. He was educated at the University of Washington, until he dropped out in 1968. His first few exhibitions were in the late 1960s with Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle. He produced small landscape drawings and paintings that were somewhat surrealistic in nature while, at the same time, beginning a course of abstraction that would define his early career.

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watercolor on paper 2004 8.5 x 11.5

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Joseph Goldberg

www.gregkucera.com/goldberg.htm

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MURRINE MONDO blown glass, Murrine, lighting components, feathers (removable) 2014 16 x 7 x 7 photo courtesy of the artist

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,800

$

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Glass artist Julie Conway is the owner and designer of Illuminata Art Glass Design, a studio that creates functional and sculptural glass art works. Her first molten blob of glass was formed in 1997; she has never looked back. Conway has taken every opportunity to work as a studio assistant for local glass artists and study with American and European glass masters. Her practice is dedicated to refining traditional techniques with a contemporary design aesthetic. Conway incorporates hot glass, flameworking, and glass casting into her art and design projects.

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Julie Conway

Illuminata, the name of her studio, stems from the Italian Renaissance group of thinkers and artists who expanded consciousness and brought enlightenment to the public. Their daring courage influences many of her artworks and challenges her perceived limitations. Julie is inspired by our collective human experience and driven to create unique glassworks that bring more light and beauty into the world. www.illuminataglass.com

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PERSPECTIVES OF CHIHULY

photo courtesy of Chihuly Studio

Value: Crazy Cool! Offer expires April 25, 2016

Experience the art of Dale Chihuly from behind the scenes, immersed in a permanent installation of Chihuly’s work at The Boathouse, his private event facility on the north side of Lake Union. You and nine guests will also explore Chihuly’s unique collections of Northwest baskets and American Indian trade blankets, an exquisite indoor lap pool, and beautiful saltwater aquarium, in addition to watching Team Chihuly create artwork in the Studio environment—all while enjoying appetizers and wine! The winner of this package will take home a goody bag filled with Chihuly books, DVDs, apparel, and more. Additionally, your group will also receive complimentary tickets to Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center where you’ll experience the breadth of Chihuly’s artwork and inspiration, and access to the the observation deck at the top of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle for an unparalleled view of the city. The event will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date for all parties on or before April 25, 2016.

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Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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Boathouse Experience:

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CRYSTAL FORMATIONS

metal, enamel, wire, and paper 2013 28 x 15 x 9 photo courtesy of the artist Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,800

$

132

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Rickie Wolfe teaches in the print studio at Pratt where she is also the print studio coordinator. She currently has a Storefront Seattle Installation in South Lake Union incorporating large scale ink drawing and metal sculpture. Rickie is represented by Fresh Paint Art in Los Angeles, CA and Gallery IMA in Seattle where she will have a solo exhibition in October. She received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.

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Rickie Wolfe

www.rickiewolfe.com

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GARDEN STAKES

forged and welded steel 2015 dimensions vary between 72 – 84 in Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Currently Mark Rudis works in the mediums of metal sculpture and printmaking. He attended the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts where he earned his BFA. Working for numerous established artists such as Ginny Ruffner, Bertil Vallien, Ed Kienholtz and Marvin Oliver, Rudis is experienced in a multitude of artistic disciplines. He presently teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center and works at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

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1,350

$

46

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Mark Rudis

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GLASS LANDSCAPES fused glass, forged steel 2014 tiles 6 x 4 x 3 each Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,500

$

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A big part of Miriam Di Fiore’s childhood passed among trees in a town near the Atlantic Ocean in Argentina. The forest has a deep and symbolic meaning for her. Her work is not so much an interpretation of wooded landscapes, but rather a simple, respectful translation in glass of a little part of her wonderful world where she has spent some time in the company of trees. She feels that glass is an emotional material, without borders, that can change with the source of the light or the point of view. The steel display stands were hand-forged by Lisa Geertsen.

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Miriam DiFiore

www.miriamdifiore.com

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3X2 REDUX PROJECT: GLASS AND METAL

glass, metal, mixed media 2014 necklace length 34 in photo courtesy of the artists Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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Felicia Wartnik and Micki Lippe collaborated on this piece for an exhibition entitled 3x2 Redux. Felicia’s method of stamping molten glass was combined with Micki’s metalsmithing techniques to create a custom stamp. After several custom-stamped glass trials, Micki set the most successful one in metal and crafted an additional wire leaf. Felicia has worked in flameworked glass for many years and currently teaches at Pratt. Micki has been making fine art jewelry for many years and also teaches at Pratt.

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Micki Lippe and Felicia Wartnik

900

$

135


PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER

ARTIST HOSTED STUDIO EVENT

photo courtesy of the artist Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Value: Special Access! Offer expires November 20, 2015

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Join local artist Juan Alonso-Rodriguez for an exclusive, salon-style conversation and studio visit at his beautiful Pioneer Square studio in the Tashiro/Kaplan building. Refreshments will be provided for your group of up to 12 people. Just bring your friends and love of art. This purchase benefits Pratt twice since Juan will donate 20% of the proceeds from any art sales made on the evening of the event back to Pratt. Studio tour will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date on or before November 20, 2015.

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Juan AlonsoRodriguez

Juan is a Cuban-born, self-taught artist who has been active in the Seattle arts community for over 30 years. He has won numerous awards including the Neddy in 1997, Mayor’s Arts Award in 2010, and has created public works for Sea/Tac Airport, Century Link Field, Seattle’s Light Rail, Epiphany School, and Chief Sealth High School. His work is part of numerous permanent collections including Microsoft, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, and the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. www.juanalonso.info

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MY COLLECTION – BLUE ROSES II oil-stained wood mosaics, acrylic and oil on wood 2014 24 x 18 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,000

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Naoko Morisawa’s artwork is made by hand of thousands of very small slices of oil-dyed wood-chips on board. The variety of wood grain is very beautiful and the pattern is never the same. When seen from a distance, her objects look like paintings but the details of the work and mosaic technique slowly emerge as the viewer comes closer. Look closely and see the vibrancy and movements of the wood patterns. By using wood mosaic, Morisawa shows the life and energy of her medium.

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Naoko Morisawa

Morisawa’s work has be shown at numerous exhibitions and collections including the 2014 Dublin Biennial International, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, and Northwind Art Center. In 2013 and 2015 she received a Puffin Foundation Grant. Her work has also been featured in Studio Visit Magazine. In 2015 Morisawa’s work will be on view in the Seattle Municiple Tower Building, Harborview Medical Center, and was recently selected for Roma International and Florence Biennale. www.naokomorisawa.artspan.com

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ESSENCE OF AUTUMN flameworked recycled glass 2015 necklace length 19 in

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Cheryl Matson is an instructor and the flameworking coordinator at Pratt Fine Arts Center. This one of a kind, asymmetrical necklace features a front clasp. Essence of Autumn is the most recent in an evolving series.

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Cheryl Matson

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Peggy Washburn LUCKY VII

encaustic and mixed media 2014 48 x 24 photo courtesy of the artist Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

3,600

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This piece is part of a new series that will be on exhibit at Linda Hodges Gallery in November 2015. Peggy’s work is inspired by literature, mythology, and numerical definitions and has been acquired by major collections including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Harry Ransom Center, the Ralph Lauren collection, Museo Nazionale di Fotografia and Seattle University. Along with numerous gallery shows, both nationally and internationally, her work has been exhibited at the Frye Art Museum, the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, and Museo Nazionale di Fotografia. Peggy’s primary gallery representation is Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle.

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www.peggywashburn.com

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UNTITLED (FRESCO) oil, dry pigment, ink, on plaster on paper 2013 24 x 21

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

$

140

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Mark Bennion has been exhibiting his work in the US and abroad since 1968. His frescoes are seen as a confluence of eastern and western techniques and traditions. Like surfaces worn away by time, Bennion’s paintings convey a sense of history and tradition. Bennion’s most recent solo exhibition at Traver Gallery closed on March 28, 2015.

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Mark Bennion

www.markbennion.com

3,000

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RED OAK LEAF BOX cast bronze, kiln cast lead crystal glass 2015 4.5 x 4.5 x 10

1,200

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Lee Campbell’s art work strives to seduce the observer to interact with it, to have a tactile connection to the art. On arriving in Seattle, Lee fulfilled a lifelong passion to work with glass. He studied glassblowing and glass casting at Pratt Fine Arts Center. His continued studies have enabled him to become a teaching assistant for casting classes at Pratt. Lee’s enthusiasm for casting bronze has led to the combining of these materials in his work. Lee teaches the Advanced Bronze Casting classes at Pratt. Lee has been a teaching assistant at Pilchuck Glass School during the summers of 2009 and 2013. Lee continues to add to his set of skills by taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Craft. Lee Campbell’s work has been shown nationally.

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Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

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Lee Campbell

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MOUSETRAP

glass, satin, button 2010 12 x 18 x 8 Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,500

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Jessie Blackmer is a dynamic artist who works across many media. In Mousetrap, she uses the preciousness of glass and satin to create an opulent device for an often unpleasant task, elevating it beyond the functional and into the sculptural. She has been a Wheaton Fellow and a Pilchuck EAiR. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.

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Jessie Blackmer

www.jessieblackmer.com

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HOPE

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

1,400

$

Demetra's work is inspired by the storytelling tradition of woven tapestry; she sees herself as weaving with glass to connect the viewer with the story of the natural world. She brings glass to life, using its fluidity and fragility to express the delicate process of renewal and transformation inherent in nature's story. Demetra has received international recognition for her woven glass nest and flora sculptures, and is the 2014 NICHE Award winner for Best in Flameworked Glass. She exhibits her work internationally, including shows curated by the Oakland Museum of California, SF Museum of Craft+Design, National Liberty Museum, and was recently juried into Hungary's prestigious Triennial of the Silicate Arts. She teaches nationally, and maintains a private studio in San Francisco where she creates her work. She also serves as Co-President of Glass Alliance of Northern California, and actively volunteers to give back to the glass art community.

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flameworked glass, steel stand 2015 11 x12 x 9

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Demetra Theofanus

www.sculpturebydemetra.com

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ENROLLMENT FOR TWO AT A 3-DAY ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOP IN WAITSBURG, WA Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

Value: Artful Excursion! Only valid the weekend of Sept. 11 – 13, 2015. Class time runs 10 am – 4 pm daily. The Duke and Remington facility is not handicap-accessible. Participants will need to be able to walk a flight of stairs. Walla Walla Foundry tour will be scheduled in advance around class time.

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This immersive, three-day encaustic workshop taught by artist Colleen Monette takes place in Waitsburg, WA, about 20 miles northeast of Walla Walla, over the weekend of September 11 – 13, 2015. The class is limited to 12 people total, so you and your guest will enjoy personalized attention and lots of time for artistic exploration.

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Wax & Wine:

On day one, Friday, you will be introduced to the basics of painting with pigmented wax, including fusing, incising, and layering. You will delve into the myriad of ways to manipulate the wax through collage, stenciling, and embedding, as well as learning photo transfers. On days two and three, you will continue to create, with additional demos/techniques, and will also experiment with 3-dimensional sculpture, building forms on Saturday, and waxing them on Sunday. This package comes complete with lodging for two at Waitsburg Cottages, a group wine reception at Dayton River Retreat one evening after class, a gift certificate for dining at Olive Marketplace and Café in Walla Walla, and a private tour of the Walla Walla Foundry, where world-class artists such as Deborah Butterfield and Maya Lin work with expert designers, casters, fabricators, and metal workers to produce large-scale pieces for prominent exhibitions and public art commissions. www.colleenmonette.com

www.dukeandremington.com/classes/wax-wine-3-day-encaustic-workshop

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KINGFISHER

Eligible for Golden Ticket Selection

2,200

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Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss are good friends who have been working as glass artists for 40 years. Every December for the last six years, Cappy and Dick have worked together at Pottery Northwest. Sometimes they paint on forms of their own making. Sometimes they decorate forms made by the resident artists. Sitting side-by-side, they paint and pass the objects back and forth. Together they decide when the piece is complete. Collaborating has been one of the great pleasures of their creative lives.

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earthenware with underglaze 2014 9.5 x 11 x 5.5

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Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss

Kingfisher references art history they both love: Korean folk painting and Ottoman decorative arts. Their collaborative clay has been exhibited at Traver Gallery and is currently on display at SeaTac Airport.

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Please join me in giving a big round of applause to all of the Contributing Artists on behalf of Pratt Fine Arts Center for their generous donations of service, knowledge, time and original artworks in support of Pratt and our vibrant and creative Arts community. With so many wonderful artists in attendance, I encourage you all to take this opportunity to express your appreciation to these gracious and talented people and to be supportive of their work tonight and year-round. Please consider sponsoring future event seat tickets for Contributing Artists because such donations help Pratt defray the costs of hosting them at such events, which is both appreciated by them and a well-deserved “Thank You� for their kind support of Pratt. Artists are the heart of Pratt. Sincerely, Andrew Taper

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Artist & Experience Index A

Abrass, Chris 101 Albrecht, Dan 78 Al-Dhaher, Sabah 99 Alonso-Rodriguez, Juan 44, 136 Andersson, Carolina 89

B

Bagley, Justin 75 Bennett, Jennifer 66 Bennion, Mark 140 Bishop, Lyn 96 Blackmer, Jessie 142 Blank, Martin 104 Bliese-VanDeZande, Sacha 56, 65 Blythe, Ryan 77 Boggs, Kevin 79 Boss, Lydia 36 Branham, Jan 25 Bruno, Roy 31 Bryant, Sarah 26

C

Calkins, Larry 83 Cameron, Melissa 57 Campbell, Lee 141 Cannon, Alix 118 Carlson, Robert 74 Carlyle Reed, Christina 21 Cavalieri, Joseph 93 Chalmers, RobRoy 50 Chernow, Rebecca 76 Chihuly, Dale 119 Chubotin, Yulia 48 Conway, Julie 130 Cook, Layne 45 Cooning, Celeste 19 Cozza, Michael 36 Crandall, Jeff 105 Crites, Chris 24

D

Daniel, Rosie 31 Davis, Nick 74 DeBerg, Hannah 34 Desai, Nihar 73

Diamond Life Studio 38 Dietrich, Greg 33 DiFiore, Miriam 134 Dingus, Marita 52 Dixon, Angie 25 Doggett, Al 54 Doll, Shaun 47 Donohue, Patrice 43 Druckman, Sigal 61 Duque, Ricardo 48

E

Edgley, Jane 33 Endean, Dawn 23 Ervin, Esther 67 Ewing, Robin 37

F

Fawcett, Roxanne 55 Ferraro, Jeanne 82 Freeman, Davis 54

G

Galatro, Steve 46 Geertsen, Lisa 94 Gerber, Georgia 120 Gerlich, Kathy 123 Goldberg, Joseph 129 Grahn, Carla 29 Graudins, Kerstin 26 Grula, Carrie 116 Guy, Iris 67

H

Harbinson, Ellen 64 Hargrave, Stephanie 42 Hasegawa, Lisa 51 Heineccius, Julia 59 Henscheid, Tom 83 Hibbard, Cynthia 56 Hoang, Hong 66 Hochberg, Ellen 60 Hoffmeyer, Bob 63 Hopkins, Kyle 69, 127, 128 Horch, Andrew 72 Hungate-Hawk, Bonnie 68 Hungate-Hawk, Virginia 20

I

il 78 Irvin, Jeremy 57 Isaksen, Eva 100

J

Jackson, Joy 32 Johnsen, Jasen 73 Johnson, Jed 37

K

Kakaria, Kamla 83 Kasperzak, Brennan 112 Kendrick, Linnie 63 Knowles, Sabrina 106, 107 Krzycki, Matt 27

L

Landau, Jessica 61, 77 Laughlin, Betty 27 Leahy, Colleen 46 Lechler-Osborn, Susanne 58 Lee, Christine 24 Levitt, Emma 20 Lewis, Robert 80 Lieberman, Walter 98 Lindler, Richard 55 Lippe, Micki 135

M

Madison, Morgan 71 Mamelok, Joan 23 Marshall, Janice 59 Matson, Cheryl 138 McCord, Donna 35 McDermott, Alex 65 Mickelsen, Robert 103 Minkoff, Daphne 52 Molyneaux, Mary 97 Moon, Leslie Nan 18 Morisawa, Naoko 137 continues on next page...

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Artist & Experience Index (continued) N

Neinas, Theresa 19 Nguyen, Thu 49

O

Oakes, Robin 71 O’Neill, Piper 91

P

Parriott, Helena 60 Paul, Deborah 28 Peck, Inna 62 Peterson, Morgan 118 Pham, Trung 47 Platts-Brown, Vicki 18 Pohlman, Jenny 106, 107 Prunkard, Donna 62 Pruzan, Amy 76

R

Radcliffe, Robert 30 Randall, Anne 58 Rand, Peter 50 Ratcliffe Wilson, Susanne 34 Rhoads, Kait 110 Rudis, Mark 133

S

Saint Don, Sharon 68 Satterfield, Colin 32 Scott, Kristen 64, 69 Seattle Metals Guild 124, 125 Selby, Ryan 75 Siems, Anne 117 Simpson, Buster 90 Simpson, David W. 53 Skibska, Anna 108 Smersh, Frances 51 Smith, Bryan 109

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Sokolovic, Checha 64 Solomon, Barbara 22 Sorenson, Torvald 35 Speidel, Julie 95 Stern, Ethan 122 Surgent, April 22 Swimmer, Lara 53

T

Taylor, Delores 72 Tepper-Stewart, Sasha 70 Tervonen, Jan 43 Thelen, Thomas 115 Theofanus, Demetra 143 Thiele, Tiffany 30 Thiel, Leslie 92 Thompson, Cappy 145 Tomaczak Selle, Stephanie 59

U

Ulrich, Leslie 42

V

VandeGrift, Ali 112 Van Horne, Laura 21 V., Ruthie 45

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Walters, David 114 Waltier, Jodi 49 Wartnik, Felicia 135 Washburn, Peggy 139 WD40+ 98 Weber, Shannon 70 Weiss, Dick 98, 145 Wellsandt, Mary-Melinda 79 Willenbrink-Johnsen, Karen 73 Wolfe, Rickie 132 Wonderly, Nan 28 Wunderlich, Paul 44 Wynia 113

Experiences Adventures in Glass Casting with Sherri Gamble 80 Art Adventure! 84 Boathouse Experience: Perspectives of Chihuly 131 DISGUISE: Masks and Global African Art Private Exhibition Tour by Co-Curator Erika Dalya Massaquoi 81 Encaustic and Mixed Media Art Party with Kamla Kakaria and Larry Calkins 83 Fantastic Nights on the Town 84 Juan Alonso- Rodriguez Artist Hosted Studio Event 136 Julie Speidel Studio Tour with Catered Lunch 95 Kaleidoscopes Party at The Ruins 126 Pratt Board Bartender’s Choice 88 Private Glassblowing Experience for Four with Jeanne Ferraro 82 Private Wood Turning Lesson for Two with Tom Henscheid 83 Seattle Art Fair VIP Passes for Two 82 Seattle Artists Studios Tour 81 Sunset Yacht Cruise on Lake Union with Bill Traver and guest artist 111 Wax & Wine: Enrollment for Two at a 3-Day Encaustic Workshop in Waitsburg, WA 144 West Seattle Art Experience: Collector’s Tour, Glassblowing Demonstrations and Gold Leaf Cups 102 Whidbey Island Weekend for Eight Guests 121


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Let’s All Celebrate the Artists! Pratt Fine Arts Center is truly blessed with a dynamic community of artists who support the organization’s mission in a myriad of ways, year after year. Our Studio 54 auction features an especially dazzling display of art contributed by a most incredible and generous group of artists. Artists, we stand in absolute awe of your creative contributions to the field and we are truly grateful for your gifts this year. Thank you! Collectors, we encourage you to bid boldly this evening in support of our cause and in support of these artists who have been so giving. But we also encourage you to extend your support of these artists by visiting their studios and galleries, and continuing to invest in their work throughout the year.

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Pratt Fine Arts Center Annual Fine Art Auction: Studio 54 April 25, 2015  

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