Photographic collage by Elizabeth Rudge in collaboration with Ryan Miller
with special performance and meditation by Garek Jon Druss
Thursday, August 21st
Performance by Garek Jon Druss 8pm
"Saturn doesn’t ask us to give up our dreams, only to make them real." -Steven Forrest
Saturn Return is a series of photographic collage exploring the chaos and transformation of subjects who are in the period when Saturn returns to their natal placement. It takes about 29.5 years to bring Saturn back to where it was when you were born. At the time of Saturn Return, some of the choices we’ve made in our twenties are revealed to be out of sync with our true destiny. Sometimes we make life choices before we really know who we are. The Saturn Return pressures us to make life-altering decisions. It often creates a crisis that puts you face-to-face with your fears, and many of these have deep roots in your psyche, but they’re also about living up to societal expectations. It’s a time to be real with oneself about what behaviors and actions need to stay in the past and what needs to change to live the most fulfilled life. It can be a time of chaos, grief, and frustration but if we open to the gifts and insight Saturn brings us our lives can be forever changed.
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Hannah Patterson ‘Vol Spirit’ 2013
Glasswing Presents: Shapes
A Trunk Show and Exhibition in Collaboration
with Wyatt Orr and Vignettes featuring Michael Ottersen
April 10th - 17th.
1525 Melrose Ave S
Glasswing will be hosting a very special event entitled: Shapes. This conceptual and multimedia experience brings together local fashion design duo, Wyatt Orr and Seattle curator Sierra Stinson of Vignettes. Designers Liise Wyatt and Karly Orr present a trunk show of their stunning spring/summer 2014 line with an installation and video to accompany by Charlie Schuck as well as live projections installed by videographer Patrick Richardson Wright. For the last three years, Wyatt Orr has been designing clean and modern silhouettes which we are excited to see paired up with the contemporary creations of Michael Ottersen.
Sierra Stinson, founder of DIY gallery Vignettes, has invited Seattle artist Michael Ottersen to exhibit a series of paintings to be paired with Wyatt Orr’s Collection. “Abstraction is my interest due to it’s complete access to every aspect of image making but also demands questions and interpretations from the viewer,” says Ottersen who has called Seattle home for nearly two decades now. Ottersen is represented by local gallery SEASON, has exhibited throughout the US and internationally.
Each element comments on our relationship and interaction with shapes. Join us in-store Thursday April 10th for a reception and the opportunity to view the works of some of Seattle’s finest.
Thanks to all of your support we reached our goal and beyond for our next big project with Vignettes! Stay tuned for later on this year when we launch the Vignettes Collection online venue featuring unrepresented artists from Seattle and beyond.
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!
Eric Becker, Shaun Kardinal,Evan S, Derek Erdman, Joe Rudko, Misa Jeffereis, Yael Knov, Jeffrey Hirsch, Michael Rioux, Carl Lawrence, Linda Downing, Hanita, Candace Calloway-Whiting, Kate McKenna, Erin Gainey, Olivia McCausland, Shannon McClatchey, Dan’l Linehan, Serrah Russell, Bobcros, Klara Glosova, Lauren Max, Petra Franklin, Eric Fisher, Michael Anderson, Scott Everett, Kellen Braddock, Laura Cassidy, Eleanor, Leo Griffin, Diana Falchuk, Laura Hamje, John Osebold, Elizabeth Stinson, Annie Murphy, MKNZ, Kate Ryan, Elissa Favero, Julia Greenway, Colleen RJC Bratton and Chase Bratton, Doug Newman and Jason Gertson, Lynda Sherman, Francesca Lohmann, Andy Arkley, Ilv Strauss, Jeremy Buben, Miranda Hope, Juliet Sander, Gerry Davis, Nathaniel Evans, Brandon Vosika, Allison Manch, Seth Geiser, Missy Dahl, Nick Bartolletti, Mars Williams, Ellen Garvens, Susan Robb, Lillian Ruth Nickerson, Kimberly C. Trowbridge, Hannah Violet, Todd Shalom, Adam Boehmer, I-Ching Lao, Gretchen Bennett, Briana Blansett, Tara Atkinson and Justin Duffus, Ben Kerr, Tamar Benzikry-Stern, Jacob Rosen, Jenise Silva, Jacob Muilenburg, Kelly Froh, Kira Burge, Kelly O, Jim Demetre, Atta Dawahare, John C.Fitzsimmons, Yonnas T Getahun, Jessica Dolence, Rena Bussinger, Naomi Rincon, Sharon Muilenburg, Sharon Arnold, Margie Livingston, C Davida Ingram, Mark Mitchell, Siolo, Randy Leslein, Erin Frost, Laurie Kearney, Andrew Sullivan, D.K. Pan, Eirik Johnson, Sara Edwards, Jessica Atkinson, Erik Smith, Andrew Nedimyer, Kellie Talbot, Jesse Higman, Anna R Hurwitz, Crystal Nicodemus, David A. Davidson, Eric Aguilar, Wyly Astley, Melanie Miller, Laura Williams Argilla, Leah Baltus, Euguenia Hudak Klimenkoff, Michael Fettig, David Price, Lauren Klenow, Kim Selling, Joana Stillwell, Julia Hensley, Diana Adams, Tim, Susan Graham Fitzgeralds, ilijenn, Nicole Edmonds, Marleigh Atherton, William Robert Fitzgerald, Rathna Sharad, Nikolai Lesnikov, Chandler, Todd and Grey, Rose, Tyler Coray, Cable Griffith, Richard Porritt, Stacia, Calie Swedberg, Pol Roosenthal, Neal Katz, Donna Grisham, Rachel Ravitch, Alan Sutherland, A Erin Langner, Erin Jorgensen, Kate Protage, Emily Pothast, Ellen Ito, Tim Summers, Suzanne and Steven Apodaca, Megumi Arai, Barbara Shaiman, Darla Varrenti, Catherine Hillenbrand, Julie Alexander, Margaret Bregger Coston, Carlos Esparza, Beth Cullom, Kari Rafello, Alisa Furoyama, Mandy Greer, Lorrie CardosoBrenda Scallon, Amanda Michele Dellinger, Alida + Christopher Latham, Katy Stone, Maryly Cushingham, Natalie Wastnidge, Sohaila Adela, Marlow Harris, Joan Myskowski, Derek Ghormley, Colleen O’Holleran and all of the anonymous contributors!!!!!!
Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) and Vignettes unite for a group exhibition inspired by the poetry and words of Mark Leidner’s BEAUTY WAS THE CASE THAT THEY GAVE ME.
Thank you all for joining us for the Vignettes Love Party! We had a lot of fun and hope you did too!
For Love Van Photo Booth Photos click on the image of these two love birds below
and here are some images of the party and installations from the event photographed by Kari Champoux
The Lookout by Estee Clifford and Alexa Anderson
Alice Gosti and Molly Sides
MKNZ ‘Be Mine’
Erin Frost and Dakota Gearhart installation
Dakota Gearhart installation
Get your tickets today for Vignettes Love Party!
Friday, February 14th
Love City Love
1430 Summit Avenue
7pm - 1am
Vignettes is pleased to present a Love Party at Love City Love for all lovers, ex-lovers and future lovers!
Featuring artwork by:
Alexa Anderson & Estee Clifford
Joe Rudko & Kelly Björk
Performance by Molly Sides
Live music by Mrs. Cooper, DJ Res, Wishbeard, and AIRPORT
There will be a quarrel cocktail bar, lovers photo booth by Patrick Richardson Wright, stick-n-poke tattoos by MKNZ and a kissing booth by Max Kraushaar and Hannah Patterson !
The organizers: Sierra Stinson, Olivia McCausland, Aidan Fitzgerald and Adam Boehmer
Vignettes will be taking a break from our smaller on-site exhibits to work on our new projects for 2014.
Save the date for a party we will be throwing at Love City Love on February 14th full of performance, installation and festivities to be had!
We would like to thank Prairie Underground for donating to Vignettes 2013 and 2014 programming. We are grateful for their support and couldn’t do it without them and you!
Cheers and Happy New Year!
Sierra, Graham and Dinah
drawing by Kelly Bjork
By Adam Boehmer
Thursday, December 19th
7 - 10pm
KEPT is a collecting. Simply by being alive we are collectors and in a certain state of mind, objects, our thoughts, and people we know present themselves as collectible and so we keep them. We keep them around and arrange them, like a physical spell: all of the objects for our pieces, all of our pieces for the show. A city can keep you, and you can keep that city. You can keep a lover long after you have lost them. You can be kept.
Tongue of Flame
Found wood / gold leaf
Sharon Arnold - Art Nerd Seattle Dear Diary : Sierra Stinson
A new portrait series by Lauren Max
Friday, December 6th
7 - 10pm
"The ‘normal’ among us often try to dictate what is appropriate behavior for societal structure, and yet their lives are empty, their hearts corrupt. Perhaps the ‘strange’ among us are, indeed, on the correct path. Often their lives are plain, their hearts fragile, scarred, but purified by trial."
- Lord Vincithias
A Summer Swim
Q & A with Jake Uitti - Curating with Sierra Stinson The Monarch Review
Rachel Ravitch with Images by Carmen Daneshmandi
Friday, November 15th
7 - 10pm
Rachel Ravitch’s instantly recognizable handmade jewelry is everywhere you look these days: gracing magazine and blog pages, dressing the windows of local boutiques, and adorning the bodies of some of Seattle’s most visible culture creatives. The appeal is undeniable. Trained as a visual artist and architectural designer, Ravitch skillfully transforms a range of natural materials—horsehair, silk, and leather—into a line of highly original wearable sculpture that is as lightweight and comfortable as it is striking.
For her exhibition at Vignettes, Ravitch is incorporating soft metallic goatskin and lambskin leather for the first time. Some of the styles will be familiar to those who follow her work, however the addition of reflective luminosity brings a new dimension of mythological drama to the designs. Knotted ropes become supple, intricately entangled serpents. Leather shapes become shields of soft armor. Enamel splatters transform a black field into a cosmos populated by constellations of bright stars.
Also present for the first time are leather handbags with metallic accents and jewelry incorporating rich black fur. All are works of functional luxury, designed for daily use under a variety of circumstances.
Jen Graves - The Stranger Rumi Koshino’s Farwell Version of Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece
Thursday, October 24th
7 - 10pm
An evening of a participatory ceremony exploring a way to end an art work from the past.
watercolor and graphite on paper
10” x 14”