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Tiffany Dae (@tiffanydae)
Dae is an imaginative realist painter born in Hawaii to migrant parents from Cuba and India. Raised with a passion for culture and environment, she’s evolved masters’ classical oil painting techniques into otherworldly and imaginative works.
Dae studied classical painting techniques at the Georgetown Atelier in Seattle, WA. Since graduating she has been working diligently in her studio to bring fourth postcards from another world.
season evans (@sdevans)
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. bought his first film point-and-shoot camera as he boarded a plane to study abroad in Barcelona. Five years later and it still follows him everywhere he goes.
Kyle Smith (@dipsauce)
Based in Seattle, WA, Kyle is a photographer, with a focus on photographing urban environments, forgotten places, and hard to reach locations.
Kade Marsili (@kademarsili)
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Joshua Thompson (@joshuathompsonstudio)
Joshua Thompson holds a BFA from UWF (2005) and an MFA from PAFA (2008) and has lived and worked in Seattle since 2013. He has worked across many mediums and processes throughout the years but continually comes back to oil painting as his primary focus. There are many things that filter into and out of his work, one common influence comes from natural and man-made structures both as objects and the processes by which they are formed. Building, growth, excavation, decomposition, destruction, symbiosis, temporality, birth, death, and rebirth are all frequent components that dictate process and metaphors within his work.
Josh R.M. (@joshrm)
Josh R.M. grew up on a small farm in Central Oregon. His earliest experiences with art included drawing in the wet sand that lined the ponds that irrigated the land. He became intrigued by the interrupted landscape, of inorganic shapes and lines cutting through the scene, like a fence running through a field or a stick dragging through the mud.
Josh studied at Eastern Oregon University where he was inspired by both landscape painting and early Modern Art movements like De Stijl. Known for limiting the use of color and painting in a particular set of angles. Josh currently lives in Seattle where he continues to depict themes from his past, explored through a
John Keatley (@johnkeatley)
John Keatley channels his need for control, individuality, and human connection into photographs that leave the viewer with a sense of wonder and intrigue. Responding to his own personal strengths and insecurities, the subjects in his portraits often appear confident without taking themselves too seriously. On a journey of self-discovery, Keatley delves into topics of identity, individuality, and perception of others in his recent Identity series, leaving the viewer to question how they view others as well as themselves. Ever interested in forging deep bonds in his relationships, Keatley imbues the bold, graphic imagery he creates with authenticity and inten
Hoa Hong (@hoaaahong)
“Painting is my way of recording my existence... What a time to be alive with good music, art and fashion.”
Hoa is a figurative oil painter. Her portraits emphasize the fine line between abstraction and realism. As a mixture of sharp and broken details suggests both clarity and ambiguity in the subject she paints, hoa believes you can never truly know someone completely; only what they allow you to see.
“Everything I paint is “my” reality. Nothing more, nothing less. Now it is up to you to interpret what you see as “your” reality”
Garage Artist from the PNW, vibing on hotrods, choppers, and everything in between.
Deane McGahan (@deanemcgahan)
Deane McGahan is a contemporary sculptor who is inspired by the desire to create unconventional forms that push the boundaries of the material employed. Altering what ordinarily is the solid uniformity of concrete into casts that seem pulled, stretched, in transit. To revise what is normally the process of casting the wet matrix of concrete into a solid block. To discover instead a form that looks like a sound wave instead of a static obelisk. A reverberation rather than an inert constant.
Her aim is to create work that inspires, connects and contributes. Work that bridges the abstraction of human emotion and solid objects. If there is a message in
Daniel Marin (@departmentm)
Creating under the conceptual moniker Department M, Daniel Marin’s paintings bring together elements of pop, abstraction, street art, carpentry and décollage, depicting colorful and surreal moments in time. Marin sources imagery from magazines, comic books, newspapers and many other forms of media, blending features from each to craft the images in his work. Each piece is created using a layering approach made up of steps of silk-screening, freehand painting, hand cut stenciling and collage work, producing impactful compositions built on the artist’s patience and pleasure. A self-taught artist from Miami, FL, Marin’s work portrays engaging scenes with underl
Cleo Barnett (@cleobarnett)
christopher derek bruno (@derekbruno)
Since his education in industrial design, Christopher Derek Bruno has moved about the United States as a practicing maker of imagery, sculpture, and furniture. Currently residing in Seattle Washington, his recent work references an ongoing analysis of the cognitive visual experience.
Chris Oli (@cjo37)
Chris Oliver is a sculptor who has recently relocated to Seattle from Ithaca, New York. He received his BA/Sculpture from Marlboro College and his MFA/Sculpture from SUNY Albany. Working in a variety of media ranging from minute 3-D prints to large hand-built permanent outdoor installations that shape their environment over time, his work examines the fine line between sculpture and common objects through manipulations of scale and context.
Cady Bogart (@thequeencity)
Cady Bogart is a Painter and Muralist living in Seattle, Washington who specializes in acrylic painting.
"Painting for me is a thinking process, a way to engage in a kind of internal discourse. In my work, I deconstruct the American dream, fairy tales, and cartoons that are part of our childhood and adult culture. I am inspired by tattoos, street art, and the crisp line work of iconic mid-century cartoons. I continually strive for my paintings to show the celebration of life and what it means to be human. "
Bridget Sexauer (@lazaretta)
Bridget Sexauer's paintings are inspired by her time working as a Marine Electrician on board the M/V Golden Alaska, and is the result of putting a female with a tendency to anthropomorphize everything she sees in an engine room with no shortage of beautiful corrosion and industrial aesthetic. Her dream is to one day form an artist residency program on an old navy ship where artists from all trades can come together, share ideas, and travel the world. Until then, she is excited to continue painting the many robot-like faces she encounters on the job.
Brandon Vosika (@brandonvosika)
Brandon Vosika lives in a haunted apartment building in Seattle, Washington where he works on acrylic paintings, small sculptures, watercolor drawings, and the pursuit of ghost stories and a life well-lived.
Blake Blanco (@blakeblanco)
"My goal with painting is to connect with the viewer and maintain a state of constant discovery. I do this by incorporating subjects that oppose each other rather than flow together and I search for ways to connect them."
"Adorn The Day" is a series of paintings placing figurative sculptures in a position where they become the viewer and are provided a chance to admire the brilliance of nature. Blakes interest within this series is focused around the longevity and impermanence of the paired subjects. In one hand you have a state of beauty captured in stone that is everlasting and relished by all of mankind. In the other a product of nature that is ephemeral
Blade Palace (@bladepalace)
Blade Palace is a psychedelic garage rock band birthed in the dark, damp womb of a Seattle basement. Made up of members Rob Nightingale (vocals, guitar), Elliot Preston (vocals, guitar, synth), Kurt Roy (bass), and Nate Louis (drums); the band bathes you in eerily tranquil psychedelic waters, then tosses in a toaster; shocking you with 1,000 volts of pure electricity. Fuzzy guitars in a cacophonous chaos course through your veins while driving drumbeats and thumping bass slither around your brain and squeeze. Described by one fan as "being shocked to death by electric eels while tripping on acid," the band's frenetic live show is slowly submerging the Pacifi
Anthony White (@culturalcrisis)
Anthony White was born in Santa Maria, a small town outside of Santa Barbara, California. He attended middle and high school, in Prescott Valley, AZ, a larger town of 30,000. Both places played different roles in his subcultural exposure and identity development though in Arizona the young White found an undertone of disapproval towards anything that wasn’t right-wing and stereotypically "normal."
Veta Bakhtina (@vetabakhtina)
Veta Bakhtina’s paintings and illustrations focus on themes of home, nostalgia, and manifestations of infinity in nature through the lens of a Russian–American immigrant. Veta grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the end of the Communist era and credits her exposure to uncharted nature, and tradition of heritage for much of her inspiration and working style. The artist’s principal thematic work entitled Internal Landscapes is an ongoing portfolio project in symbolic realism in oil and acrylic. The project explores interplay between decoration and low brow realism influenced by traditional Slavic Palekh and Khohloma styles. In this work the artist explores h