West Seattle Art Exhibit at The Seattle Public Library’s Southwest Branch Sept. 30 to Oct. 30
release date: 09/24/2018
The 27th Annual Artist Showcase at the Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library will be on display through the month of October during open hours at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Library will also be offering hands-on art workshop series for all ages: See Art/Make Art and See Art/e-Art.
The Library gives everyone the opportunity to learn and excel. With the annual Artist Showcase, we level the playing field for local artists to display their work. We build community by hosting art workshops with local teaching artists, and enrich lives by showing everyone how they can create physical and digital art.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All events will take place at the Southwest Branch.
27th Annual Artist Showcase: Sept. 30 – Oct. 28
The Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at the branch from Sunday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 28. Artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library, but artists will have their names and contact information near their work.
A public reception with the artists will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept 30 at the Southwest Branch. It's a chance to discuss art with the artists in a low-key, friendly environment. The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch.
Reverse Glass Painting - 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6. At the end of this art class you will take home a plexi-glass painting. For ages 7 to adult, ideal for multi-age groups. Teaching artist: Lene Sangster.
Felted Monster - 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13. Make a small felted monster, about 6 inches tall. This workshop will introduce beginners to felting materials, and cover basic color theory as well as design. For ages 7 to adult, ideal for multi-age groups. Teaching artist: Lene Sangster.
Mini-Altares - 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20. Celebrate Día de Muertos with art! At the end of this art class, you will take home your mini-altares with clay figures. For ages 7 to adult, ideal for multi-age groups. Teaching artist: Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys.
Self Portrait Painting – 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3. At the end of this art class, you will take home your self-portrait painting. For ages 10 to adult, ideal for multi-age groups. Teaching artist: Angelina Villalobos.
Intro to iMovie – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Learn how to use iMovie, an easy-to-use app that you can make digital scrapbooks and home movies with. Use a library iPad or bring your own. For ages 10 and up.
Etsy and the Online Marketplace – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Come to this class for an introduction to Etsy, a website that allows users to sell handmade and vintage items. Additional online marketplace websites will also be explored. For teens and adults.
Intro to Putty 3D – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Learn how to create in 3D with Putty 3D, a digital sculpting tool for the iPad. Use a library iPad or bring your own. For all ages.
Cellphone Photography – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Explore what those other modes and settings on your cellphone camera can do for your photographs. Also, discuss some basic principles of designing a compelling photograph. For teens and adults of all levels of experience, just bring your cellphone.
Painting on the iPad – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Learn how to paint and sketch using ArtRage, a natural painting software for the iPad. Use a library iPad or bring your own. For ages 10 and up.