Seattle Art Fair 2018: Robots, Puppets and Million-Dollar Paintings Part of this Year’s Extravaganza

Seattle Art Fair, back for its fourth year, has become a major event, attracting tens of thousands of people from around the world and setting the Seattle arts scene ablaze with gossip, speculation and satellite events.

Michael Spafford At Greg Kucera, Woodside/Braseth and Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Washington

Purportedly three years in the planning, the three-gallery survey of veteran Pacific Northwest painter Michael C. Spafford brings together dozens of paintings and prints, a hardbound catalogue, beautiful installations and lighting.

An epic show for artist Michael Spafford: 25 years in the making

Think of Michael Spafford’s “Epic Works” exhibition as a museum-scale retrospective distributed among three art galleries.

Art Zone: Michael Spafford’s ‘Epic Works’

Renowned Northwest painter Michael Spafford gets an epic three-gallery retrospective of his work. Nancy Guppy chats with the curators of the unique exhibition: Spike Mafford, Michael’s son, and Lisa Dutton, Michael’s daughter-in-law.

Three Seattle galleries join forces to display works of artist Michael Spafford

More than 100 Spafford works will be on view this spring during an unprecedented collaboration by Davidson Galleries, Greg Kucera Gallery and Woodside/Braseth Gallery.

Celebrating William Cumming and Jacob Lawrence at Woodside/Braseth Gallery

Now “A Centennial Celebration: William Cumming & Jacob Lawrence” offers a chance to dig deeper into these two artists’ legacies…

Seattle Art Fair Solidifies Standing in Year Three

Event adds blue-chip galleries and international flavor to attract national as well as regional collectors.  The Seattle Art Fair (3-6 August) kicked off its third edition with an expanded exhibitor roster and measured optimism from local and international dealers.

Hurry if you want to see the famous long-lost William Cumming Mural

The 1941 mural by famed Northwest artist Cumming sat undiscovered in a barn for decades and was identified after it was displayed at the Skagit County Fair in 2014. It’s now visible to the public — for a short time — at a Seattle gallery.

Landscapes That Escape Boundaries, Works by Lisa Gilley

An animist energy suffuses the oil-on-panel paintings of Seattle-area artist Lisa Gilley. She has a knack for making nuances of landscape seem psychologically as well as topographically complex. Her Alaska glaciers, Grand Canyon vistas and Pacific Northwest peaks raise emphatic points. It’s no wonder that the names of gods and ideals sometimes get invoked in the scenes she conjures .

The story has all the elements of a Dan Brown thriller:

A mural by famous Northwest painter William Cumming — now clearly a priceless masterpiece — forgotten in a Skagit Valley barn for decades and rescued from burn pile oblivion only by a cascade of coincidences…

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