What to see at Seattle Art Fair 2023

“Here’s your guide to highlights at the annual art extravaganza at Lumen Field Event Center, including gallery booths to visit and public programs to see.”    – by Margo Vansynghel

Seattle Art Fair returns, a boost to local arts, but can its impact last?

“When the first Seattle Art Fair opened during a hot August weekend in 2015, it felt like Christmas to local artist Elisheba Johnson. Hundreds of paintings and sculptures in the white-walled booths of local, national and international galleries formed a formidable visual buffet at what was then the CenturyLink Field Event Center. With countless parties, open studios, satellite art fairs and new exhibits at local galleries, the weekend felt like a joyful reunion, an occasion for celebration.”    – by Margo Vansynghel

A Seattle artist and the auction frenzy that sparked an FBI tip

Alden Mason never reached international fame. Now his paintings are breaking sales records and allegedly inspiring a forgery … in Madrid.

by Margo Vansynghel

Michael Spafford Passes Away at Age 86

“Michael Spafford, one of Seattle’s most respected artists, dies at age 86”

by Gary Faigin

In celebration out of darkness, Paul Horiuchi’s Seattle Center mural inspires a reunion

Memorable moments abound naturally at Seattle Center, our collective keepsake from the 1962 World’s Fair. And for me, its touchstone is the amphitheater west of the Space Needle, anchored by the rich hues and galvanizing composition of its 60-by-17-foot mosaic mural by Paul Horiuchi.

Gerard Tsutakawa shares how being from a family of artists has shaped his life, creativity and career

Now, Gerard Tsutakawa’s work is featured in an exhibit at the “George Tsutakawa Art Gallery” inside the Wing Luke Museum. The younger Tsutakawa …

Lightning Strikes Twice: Another Lost Jacob Lawrence Surfaces

Its owner, a nurse living on the Upper West Side, flagged a worker at the Metropolitan Museum’s information desk. “Listen, nobody calls me back. I have this painting. Who do I need to talk to?”

Exhibit of iconic Jacob Lawrence series, reunited for first time since 1958, opens at Seattle Art Museum

Painter Jacob Lawrence’s epic 30-panel series “Struggle: From the History of the American People” was exhibited twice after its creation in the 1950s, then never again. Now it’s back on view in Seattle, one of the cities Lawrence called home.