ArtsWest Gallery

ArtsWest’s gallery is a generously-sized, C-shaped exhibition space [the open space in the “C” is ArtsWest’s theatre] that features work by contemporary artists from the Pacific Northwest region.The exhibitions, usually including two to four artists, run for approximately seven weeks each.

Informal, conversational artist talks are featured at each show’s reception. Each artist in the exhibition speaks briefly about their work and visitors have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation. Both lively and informational, the talks give visitors a chance to meet the artists and consider the intersection of the work with contemporary issues.

After submitting their work during our annual call-to-artists, artists are selected to show in the gallery by a panel of three Seattle-based arts professionals along with the gallery director. The panel for the 2015-16 season included Susanna Bluhm (ArtsWest gallery director, artist), Beth Cullom (director of Cullom Gallery), Cable Griffith (artist, instructor at Cornish College of the Arts), and Esther Luttikhuizen (curator of King County’s Public Art Collection, coordinator of Gallery 4Culture).

We are not currently accepting artist submissions. Artists interested in showing their work at ArtsWest please learn more about our submissions process here.


Now in the Gallery


Colleen RJC Bratton & Polina Tereshina: Real Time

Dec 15 – Feb 14 2016

Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, December 17th, 5:30-7:30pm

Using organic forms, Polina Tereshina and Colleen RJC Bratton seek to manifest the intangible. Real Time brings into consideration the moments in our lives that evade definition. Bratton’s soft geometry focuses on the narrative of two individuals following the exchange of a covenant. Tereshina considers the peculiar areas of our emotional landscape by alluding to tensions and subtle sensations through a range of evocative forms. Together their work is an introspective look at real abstractions through a formalist approach.

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