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

Seattle Art Fair Returns this July 21-24

Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, returns to the Lumen Field Event Center this July 21-24 for the fair’s celebrated weekend, bringing 85 top local, national, and international galleries together with the region’s strong collector base. Seattle Art Fair’s anticipated sixth edition will also highlight the region’s museums and institutions, while featuring an array of innovative installations, events, talks, and performances throughout the fair’s public spaces.

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 …

Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing

Celebrating a Northwest Icon at the Bellevue Art Museum from May 14 – October 10, 2021

This is the first comprehensive museum exhibition for Northwest artist Alden Mason since his passing in 2013. Mason was a prolific painter whose exuberance and inventiveness in form, color, and style helped pave the way from the aesthetics of the Northwest School to midcentury modernist art in the Pacific Northwest.

  • 05/21/2021