JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 25 // KENNETH SUSYNSKI, AMANDA CALDWELL & SEIKO A. PURDUE
The summer exhibit at the Chase Gallery is open Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, September 25. Featuring three regional artists each working in their own distinct styles and in a range of mediums, the work all shares an evocative, dream-like quality. Fiber artist Seiko A. Purdue installed her fiber piece, Berry Grove, in the Chase, stringing the lightweight fabric structures from the ceiling slats above. The installation is surrounded by the large oil paintings by Seattle-based artist Kenneth Susynski and the paintings and drawings of Spokane artist Amanda Caldwell. All three artists will be at the gallery for the September First Friday reception, on Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as for a lunch-hour Artist Talk that day, from noon to 1 p.m.
I do not participate in social media personally, yet have decided to post my portfolio going back to 2015 onto Behance, the largest online platform for creatives.
The page is intended for imagery only as I do not plan to comment, post or offer replies - as always, I direct interested art lovers to my website and prefer to interact and engage privately, usually via email.
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Iron Poppies (2019): marking a directional shift to a hybrid-style that ties together key artistic elements that I have employed in the past in richly-rendered compositions. This is the first in the new series, Unholy Martyrs, based upon and dedicated to the plight of women prisoners of way in Poland during WWII.
MOTHERLAND: 2019 COCA MEMBERS' SHOWCenter on Contemporary Art
114 Third Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Welcome to our annual members’ show with over 160 artists from across the world, celebrating a depth of creativity that we’ve been proud to amplify for four decades. This year’s show explores a wide range of creatives and celebrates artists of all ages and media including 2D, 3D, video and multimedia.
All participating artists will be a part of the exhibit's digital slideshow and represented in the annual printed catalog. From emerging to established, the list of contemporary artists to show in CoCA's Pioneer Square gallery is comprehensive with over 120 works on display. This show is part of CoCA’s 2019 programming that amplifies female voices and themes.
CoCA supports artists not only through their exhibitions, but also through meaningful local partnerships. The show was juried by artist and writer Amanda Manitach. In addition to working extensively in the field of drawing and multi-disciplinary visual art, she has also served as Visual Arts Editor at City Arts Magazine, spent three years as curator at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University and co-founded multiple alternative art spaces and events across Seattle in the past decade. This partnership provides an extra special opportunity for CoCA artist members to receive recognition by the juror in this year's catalog, as well as CoCA's blog and newsletter. Also this year will be two winners of the Artist & Craftsman Supply People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 gift card to Artist & Craftsman Supply, an art supply store located in the U-Distract in Seattle. We are thrilled to provide a direct link to such a valuable resources for artists in the region.
Calendar of Events
Exhibition: March 7 - April 20
Opening Reception: Thursday March 7, 6-9pm, part of the Pioneer Square Art Walk
Annual Member's Party & Juror’s Talk: Tuesday, March 12, 5-7pm. RSVP here
Members Only Portfolio Review: Saturday, April 20, 11-1pm
Closing Reception & Peoples Choice Awards: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm
All events at CoCA in Pioneer Square, 114 Third Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104
Gallery hours spring ahead: Thursday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Motherland: 2019 CoCA Members Show is made possible with support from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Artist & Craftsman Supply, Rock’s Studio, 4Culture, Elysian Brewing Company and CoCA Publisher, Ray C. Freeman III.
Kenneth Susynski has been chosen for inclusion in the 2019 CVG Show at Collective Visions Gallery.
The annual CVG Show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Three hundred fifty six artists from 96 cities and towns throughout Washington submitted over 1150 images for consideration. The competition’s juror, Gary Faigin, chose 131 pieces from these submissions for inclusion in the show. The juror will choose the recipients of over $8250 in cash prizes going to 10 artists in multiple categories, including the $1500 “Mayor’s Best of Show Award”. Additionally there will be over $3000 in purchase awards by area businesses, a $300 People’s Choice Award sponsored by the West Sound Arts Council, nine honorable mention awards, and the $1,000 Best of Kitsap Award sponsored by the Poulsbo based Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.
Exhibition Co-chairs Alan Newberg and Cindy DuVall say: “The 2019 show has attracted top-quality artists from every quarter of our state to submit their best work. Attendees and collectors will find a museum quality show of work ranging in size from large sculptures, paintings and fiber art pieces to small prints, photos and jewelry; and ranging in style from exquisite traditional work to provocative contemporary works and deeply personal expressions. Some of these artists are well established professionals, and others are emerging talents in the world of art. Our state is very rich with talent.”
The 2019 CVG Show be will open to the public Jan 26 and continues until Feb. 23. There will be a special opening on Sunday, January 27, from 12 to 4 PM for viewing the artwork and to hear discussions of the artwork by juror Gary Faigin from 1 to 3 PM. Additionally, there will be a gallery talk by Tacoma Art Museum curator Margaret Bullock, at 6:30 PM on February 22. These two events will be free to the public.
Collective Visions Gallery
331 Pacific Avenue
Bremerton WA USA
I am pleased to have been selected to show several new works for an upcoming curated show next summer (Jul-Sep) at Chase Gallery in Spokane, WA, titled "Summer Daydreams". Details TBD:
601 W 1st Ave, Suite 1001
Spokane WA 99201
A four-page spread of work, including Mother, Episode 1, which took3rd place in the magazine's recent Q4 international art competition. (pp. 12-15)
“Everything We Do is Music” is the theme of Gallery 114’s annual June juried exhibit. Does work exude rhythm, melody, lyrics, harmony or dissonance from a social, political or musical perspective? Does it elicit a reaction in sounds, words or movement? Does it dance or sway? Does it move the viewer like a song or symphony? Does it sing? Gallery 114 invites 2D and 3D artists to respond to the theme:
Our gallery is one of the oldest art collectives on the west coast and is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s bustling arts playground, the Pearl District.
At Gallery 114, you can “expect the unexpected” because we are artist owned, artist run and artists unleashed. We encourage our members as well as jury participants to take risks and explore new and different creative efforts with underlying quality and integrity.
For this show, “Everything We Do is Music”, we turn our gallery over to innovative artists who test boundaries and dive into their sense of creative freedom.
Hang There Like Fruit, My Soul, Till The Tree Dies • 2017 • 48h x 38w" • oil on canvas
1100 NW Glisan Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Opening reception: Thursday 7. June, 6-9p
Kenneth Susynski presents a unique, hybrid style of figurative expressionism blended with the abstract in narrative compositions that stress an interpretation of beauty, with a hint of wit, exploring combinations of historical and contemporary cultural themes.