This is the centennial year for women getting the right to vote in the USA.
Yes, it has been 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution which ensured the right to vote for women!
Washington State was the 5th state in the nation where women won the right to vote (before the amendment was ratified nationally in 1920).
I'm grateful to the suffragettes and the many other people that worked hard, struggled, and sacrificed so women have the right to vote today!
I'm also excited to share that my art, "Resonating Truth," has been juried into a beautiful show celebrating the 2020 Suffrage Centennial in Washington at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington.
This engaging exhibit was organized by the Washington State Historical Society. All the collages in the exhibit relate to women getting the right to vote.
The show runs April 9 to November 8, 2020, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it's not clear when the show will open and close as a physical, in-person event.
For now, you can enjoy the online exhibit by clicking here.
Be sure to click on the photo for each artwork to read the artist's statement about their piece. Many of these works were inspired by courageous suffragettes and fascinating suffrage history, so you don't want to miss this aspect of the show.
Click here to view and download the exhibit's announcement postcard.
In addition, the Washington State History Museum is hosting a live, streaming event via Facebook on June 4, 2020 at 6PM to 6:45PM PST which will include looking at some of the collages in the exhibit and discussing how you can make your own suffrage history collage with images from the Historical Society’s collection.
You must have a Facebook account to attend.
You can access the Facebook event by clicking here.
All you need is paper, images from magazines or other periodicals (or even the web), a glue stick, and scissors.
It's easy. It's fun. Anyone can create cool art!
In support of the World Collage Day celebration on May 9, 2020, I'm the happy recipient of a wonderful little packet to create collages as well as an uplifting mini (2.25" x 3.5") collage by artist, Elsa Bouman.
Front and Back of Mini Collage by Elsa Bouman
Combining my new stash of images with some of my own, I got right to work. Below are a few of my creations, including a mini "totem" made of colored paper.
8"x5" Peaceful Forest and Dino Celebration Collages
by Kathryn V. White
A big thank you to the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council along with the Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park and Elsa Bouman for brightening my day.
So join in the fun and celebrate World Collage Day with your own creations!
Post Card Sized Cowboy Collage and
Mini Totem Collage by Kathryn V. White
Read Between The Lines: Collage + Writing Art Show returns!
Stop by Cancer Lifeline and enjoy an inspirational, multi-media collaboration of artists from the Northwest Collage Society and writers of Cancer Lifeline writing classes. My collage, “I Got This!” is at the show.
The exhibit is located at the Dorothy O'Brien Center at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle, WA 98103.
Art and writings are on display from November 21, 2019 through January 16, 2020 with viewing hours for the public from Monday through Thursday, 11am to 3pm. The show is closed on November 28, December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1, 2020.
Photos from the Read Between the Lines Exhibit
I'm thrilled to announce that my artwork, “Summer Interlude” has been included in the Guild of American Papercutters (GAP) juried show, Places in Paper.
The 34 included artists use papercutting to explore where we live, where we come from, and where our dreams take place. The show is curated by Melanie Kehoss, Co-VP of Membership of GAP and is juried by Anne Burton of BlackRock Center for the Arts and Tamar Shadur of Shadur Arts.
This traveling exhibit can be seen at two locations in Virginia:
From September 9, 2019 through December 8, 2019
From December 17, 2019 through February 18, 2020
Enjoy the show!
(Note: I've updated my earlier post to include new photos from the Westover Library exhibit).
Places in Paper Exhibit at Westover Library.
Photos by Melanie Kehoss.
The Northwest Collage Society’s juried art winter exhibit is currently at the Washington State Convention Center’s Phyllis Lamphere Gallery in downtown Seattle, WA. Alfred Harris is the show’s juror. It includes a wide variety of collages for your viewing delight.
I’m proud to share that my collage, “When I’m Gone, Who Will Remember Me?,” is included in the show. It’s about my despair regarding the large number of endangered species as well as those that have become extinct due to human actions (including certain species of rhinos). It’s also a reflection that with our own death, there will come a time in the not-so-distant future when nothing of us or our achievements will be remembered.
The exhibit runs from January 12 to March 31, 2019.
Don’t miss this lovely art exhibit and learn more about collage as an art form!
The Northwest Collage Society’s spring juried art show is currently at the beautiful Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA. There’s a wonderful variety of collages that run the gamut from amusing, entertaining, perplexing, colorful, and amazing.
I’m proud to share that all three of my collages, “A Garden for Yayoi,” “Finding My Way,” and “Phoenix” were juried into the show. In addition, “Phoenix” won the Eleanor Wolters Smith Memorial Award!
The exhibit runs from April 3 to June 24, 2018.
So, get out of the rain and admire some wonderful collages this spring!
Kathryn is an author and award-winning artist. Her book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness is available on Amazon. Her art is available as fine art prints. Learn more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
Need a special gift for the holidays?
The 2018 Guild of American Papercutters' (GAP) calendar is now available and contains beautiful papercuts by a variety of talented artists. Each month includes a unique artwork as well as information about the artist's inspiration.
It's a perfect gift for almost anyone on your list!
As shown in the above photo, I'm thrilled to share that I'm the December 2018 featured artist.
More information on ordering the calendar can be found by clicking here.
Don't wait, place an order today!
Autumn in the northwest often includes rainy, grey days. It’s probably one reason why so many people are coffee addicts in this area of the country!
Yet, there’s an antidote to all this dreariness. Drop by the University Business Center to see a solo exhibit of 20 of my artworks in mixed media, collage, watercolor, and acrylics.
People often tell me my art makes them feel happy.
The University Business Center is located at 4500 9th Avenue NE, Suite 300 in Seattle, WA. My art is in the main reception area from October 16 through December 7, 2017.
Hours for viewing are Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
The Northwest Collage Society’s summer juried art show is currently in the lobby and the Anne Focke Gallery at Seattle City Hall. It includes collages celebrating summer, Seattle, and beyond. These beautiful works include representations and abstracts, minutely-detailed, as well as the boldly colorful.
My collage, “Welcome to My Universe,” is playful and boldly colorful.
The exhibit runs from July 7, 2017 to August 30, 2017.
So get out of the summer heat and into Seattle City Hall to enjoy some very cool collages!
Find out more click here.
In addition, Seattle University’s Vachon Gallery will be exhibiting art from February 16 to February 25 that “explicitly explore[s] the meaning of life.” This exhibit is “augmented with several regionally and nationally renowned artists who are also authors.”
I’m excited to share that my large collage titled, Broadway at Times Square, was juried into the Search for Meaning Art Exhibit!
The Vachon Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM and will be open all day on Saturday, February 25 to coincide with the Search for Meaning Festival.
Information on the art exhibit can be found here.
Information on each of the artists can be found here.
Be sure to go as it’s a unique and wonderful festival that has much to delight your mind, heart, and spirit!
Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene, 1930-1950 is the new exhibition on view from January 19 to March 26, 2017 at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA.
The show focuses on several Northwest artists and their works from the Great Depression to post World War II. Many of these pieces are social commentaries on racial and class inequities of the period.
Running in parallel at the same museum is an exhibit of recent collages inspired by artists and/or artworks in the previously described show. It's titled, Collaged Impressions of the Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene 1930 – 1950.
I’m grateful that one of my collages (which includes paper cutting), Indra’s Net, was juried into this show. My collage was inspired by the bold graphic style of Fay Chong and by a Buddhist metaphor of our interconnectedness.
Don’t wait! It’s a great way to learn more about Northwest art and see some amazing collages!
To find out more, click here.
This year, Cancer Lifeline contacted the Northwest Collage Society (NWCS) about partnering together for an art show.
This collaboration entailed NWCS members volunteering to read short prose and poem pieces by Cancer Lifeline writing class participants and choosing one to create an inspired collage.
The art show, entitled “Read Between The Lines,” was a great success with 42 written pieces to select from and over 30 NWCS members deciding to collaborate.
I chose Judy Slonicker’s “Now” a cheering poem highlighting the beauty of nature and which also validated my proclivity for “letting curiosity take over” and doing what I love instead of housework.
Hence, my collage “Let’s Celebrate! (Housework Can Wait)" includes a huge cupcake, confetti, and vacuum cleaners with the no symbol of red line/red circle over them.
And, of course, because I committed to creating the collage I had one more reason to let my own housework wait!
Don't miss this show at Cancer Lifeline in Seattle, WA. It includes a great diversity of beautiful collage and powerfully written pieces.
The show runs from October 27 to December 16, 2016.
For more information, click here.
The craftsmanship detailed in this exhibit is extraordinary—the designers used wood, fabric, fiberglass, paint, plastic, leather, and other materials in incredibly imaginative ways.
Wood is shaped into big hoop skirts; leather into a horse’s head and beautifully tooled spiral designs; metal into delicately-rendered, intricate body armor; felt into a one-piece outfit that uses nothing besides the felt of the outfit itself for fasteners, and out-of-this-world platform shoes. These are just a few of the wonders.
The art is all from a museum in Wellington, New Zealand which hosts a yearly competition and then creates a Cirque du Soleil-like performance of the entered pieces.
The exhibit includes an eight-minute video on three huge screens of the wearable art worn in performances. It's so enthralling I stayed and re-watched it again as there is no way you can capture all the visuals in one viewing.
Click here to see a video highlighting past WOW creations.
Check out the below slideshow to see photos from the exhibition.
While EMP has an annoying habit of not including end-dates for its exhibitions, the World of WearableArt lists the EMP exhibition as ending by January 3, 2017.
If you love craftsmanship, imagination, beauty, fashion, and fantasy, you must see this exhibit! It’s a rare opportunity to see this fantastical, wearable art in person.
Wow! I had a fantastic time at the June 2016 Etsy Craft Party hosted by Ugly Baby and La Ru in Seattle. It was so much fun, I actually stayed for 6.5 hours.
And what kept me so long?
Washi tape...I couldn't get enough of this stuff. I embellished cards, coasters, and envelopes. I couldn't stop. Just as I finished one card, I had to do another and then another--doing both the inside and outside of the cards and doing an envelope to go with the card. Check out my creations in the above photo and the photo slideshow below.
And then there was the drawings for prizes.
Each hour, I eagerly waited to hear my ticket number called--as I wanted to win a fabulous prize. Several times I was off only by one digit. I'm sad to report, I didn't win that day.
However, I got a wonderful swag bag. And because I stayed to the end and helped with clean up, I got another one! YIPPEE!
So thanks to Ugly Baby and La Rue for a cool event and all the sponsors who gave great prizes and provided craft supplies for our creations. It was one fun day--even when it poured rain!
And as you can see, I'm particularly grateful to Scotch 3M for their Washi tape and Strathmore for supplying cards to embellish.
I'm already looking forward to a 2017 Etsy Craft Party!
Author and artist, Kathryn V. White's most recent book is Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com
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2020 Juried Exhibit at the Washington State History Museum
Kathryn's collage, "Resonating Truth" has been juried into a show at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. The exhibit runs from April 9 to August 20, 2020.
2019 - 2020 Juried Traveling Art Exhibit in Virginia
Kathryn's papercutting plus collage "Summer Interlude" has been juried into a traveling show. The exhibit runs September 9, 2019 to December 8, 2019 at Gallery 3700 in Arlington, Virginia and from December 17, 2019 to February 18, 2020 at Westover Library in Arlington, Virginia.
2019 Juried Exhibit at the Washington State Convention Center
Kathryn's large collage "When I'm Gone, Who Will Remember Me?" has been juried into a show at the Washington State Convention Center's Phyllis Lamphere Gallery. The exhibit runs January 12, 2019 to March 31, 2019.
Poetry On Buses
Kathryn's poem, The Sound Soothes, was selected for the 2017 Poetry on Buses: Your Body of Water Program and is a part of the online collection! Click here to read it!
2018 Juried Exhibit at the Rosehill Community Center
*Three of Kathryn's collages have been juried into an exhibit at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA from April 3 through June 24, 2018. "Phoenix" won the Northwest Collage Society's prestigious Eleanor Wolters Smith Memorial Award.
2017 SOLO SHOW at the University Business Center
*20 of Kathryn's artworks were on exhibit in a solo show from October 16 through December 7, 2017 at the University Business Center's Gallery 4500 in Seattle's U-District.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Seattle City Hall
Kathryn's collage, "Welcome to My Universe" was juried into the exhibit, "Hot Town: Summer in the City" at the Seattle City Hall in downtown Seattle that ran from July 7 through August 30, 2017.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Seattle University
Kathryn had a large collage, "Broadway at Times Square" juried into the 2017 Search for Meaning Art Exhibition (part of the Search for Meaning Book Festival) from February 16 to 25, 2017 at Seattle University's Vachon Gallery.
2017 Juried Exhibit at Cascadia Art Museum
Kathryn had a collage, "Indra's Net" juried into the exhibit, "Collaged Impressions of the Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene 1930 to 1950" that ran January 19 to March 26, 2017 at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, WA.
2017 Exhibit at Dreamclinic
Kathryn had 10 artworks exhibited from January through April 12, 2017 at Dreamclinic in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.
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