Oct
5
to Oct 27

Guest Artist: Rickie Wolfe

Please join me in welcoming Rickie Wolfe to the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio, October 5-27. 

Open to the public on:
1st Thursday, October 5, 5-8pm
2nd Saturday, October 14, noon-5pm
& by appointment: 206-390-4882
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

http://www.rickiewolfe.com/home

"Hives"
The wall mounted sculptures reference calligraphy, hives, and chrysalis forms. After renovating an older home I was inspired and intrigued by the dry wasp hives we found in the attic. The wasps abandon the hive each year and re build the next year or season. I had never seen such a structure. Years later I found another paper wasp hive in the trunk of my car. It was tiny and I realized where I wanted to go with my sculpture.

I weld the forged circles and curvilinear pieces of metal from my palette of forms; I look for compositional interest, line width, and a certain emotional response from the raw metal. I know the metal skeleton is fully realized when I can recognize a balance between buoyancy and weight. I am drawn to the tension between the raw metal and the delicate paper; fragile yet strong, just like the paper hives.
~ Rickie Wolfe

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Nov
2
to Nov 30

Eye Pudding (cheap + groovy) by Laura Castellanos

Please join me in welcoming Laura Castellanos to the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio, November 2-30. 

Open to the public on:
1st Thursday, November 2, 5-8pm
2nd Saturday, November 11, noon-5pm (with Pop-Up show by Kitty Johnson)
Saturday, November 18, noon-5pm
& by appointment: 206-390-4882
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

https://www.lauracastellanos.com/

Laura Castellanos's "Eye Pudding" created exclusively for her mini show at the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio is a series of groovy and glittery "flower" themed paintings and dolls priced to encourage first time collectors. Inspired by Ezra Croft's quote "People need art in their houses. They don't need Bed Bath and Beyond dentist-office art. They need weird stuff." Laura hopes to entice people to buy "weird stuff" for their homes that will surely amuse them for years to come.

Laura's work is shown courtesy of ArtXchange Gallery http://artxchange.org/

Dolls and paintings by Laura Castellanos for Eye Pudding at the Front room Gallery at JAS.

Dolls and paintings by Laura Castellanos for Eye Pudding at the Front room Gallery at JAS.

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Sep
7
to Sep 22

Guest Artist: Flynn Bickley

Please join me in welcoming Flynn Bickley to the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio, September 7-22. 

Open to the public on:

1st Thursday, September 7, 5-8pm
2nd Saturday, Septenber 9, noon-5pm
& by appointment: 206-390-4882

306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

"Flynn Bickley is a queer, trans, mixed-media sculptor and dollmaker from Seattle. Some of his work reflects a long term crush on a fellow queer/trans dollmaker, Greer Lankton. Other work barfs out his feelings about the current state of our country and politics. The rest of his work explores his transgender childhood from outer space, a drunken mermaid, sequins and other odd, dusty corners of our human experience. He would love to meet you sometime."

http://flynnbickleyart.com/home.html

Greer, I Love You, 2017, fabric, polyfill, sculpey, acrylic, 12"x3"x2"

Greer, I Love You, 2017, fabric, polyfill, sculpey, acrylic, 12"x3"x2"

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Jun
1
to Jun 10

Guest Artist: Yadviga Dowmont Halsey

Yadviga Dowmont Halsey’s compositions are dreamlike studies in human nature. They are impromptu plays where the leading characters vary in emotion from the very tragic to the overjoyed and we, as the audience, provide our own individual interpretation of the drama before us. These paintings are about emotion, human interaction, memory and moments in time. They are psychological narratives layered with tragedy, frivolity and everything else in between.

Please join me in Welcoming Yadviga Dowmont Halsey to Juan Alonso Studio on 1st Thursday, June 1 from 5 -8 pm.

Juan Alonso Studio
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

Her work will not only be shown in the Front Room Gallery but because this will be an on-going representation, it will be installed throughout the studio.

The studio will also be open to the public with Yadviga's work and a pop-up show of jewelry by Sarah Hood on the 2nd Saturday of the month, June 10, from noon to 5 pm.

Otherwise, Yadviga's work can be seen by appointment:
juan@juanalonsostudio.com or 206-390-4882

Yadviga Dowmont Halsey, Cowboy Dreams, acrylic on paper, 39" x 53"

Yadviga Dowmont Halsey, Cowboy Dreams, acrylic on paper, 39" x 53"

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May
4
to May 13

Guest Artist: Lisa Myers Bulmash

Please join me in welcoming artist Lisa Myers Bulmash to the
Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio.

Lisa's work will be up through our 2nd Saturday Open Studio on May 13 from noon to 5 pm.

Juan Alonso Studio
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

Lisa's website: http://www.lisamb.com/

"I tell stories about family as a way to create an imaginative sanctuary for the viewer. My aim is to connect you to people neither you nor I can reach personally: a relative who fought in the Civil War, for example, or an intriguing stranger from a far-off place.

I make collage portraits on birch board, assemblages in upcycled cigar boxes and altered books in which I remix the original narratives. Often I paint over photocopies of a subject's photograph, then layer elements upon and around the subject to tell an embellished story.

Ultimately, I believe by focusing attention on a chronicle that once was known only within a family or small group, the story's importance is elevated and preserved for others to experience."

~Lisa Myers Bulmash

Bought & Paid For 2, 2016, altered book triptych, 24" x 39" x 2"

Bought & Paid For 2, 2016, altered book triptych, 24" x 39" x 2"

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Apr
28
to Apr 29

Fundraiser for ACLU, Lambda Legal & Planned Parenthood

About 100 artists have created artworks as personal gifts to encourage donations to three organizations.  Sound good? Here are the details:

Juan Alonso Studio & Project 106 at the TK Building are hosting a fundraising event benefitting ACLU, Lambda Legal & Planned Parenthood.

We have supplied about 100 local artists with 6” x 6” pieces of Masonite and asked them to create an original work for you to choose from once you donate a minimum of $100.

1. We will have iPads and laptops set up at the entrances to the studio, ready for you to make your donation to one of these three organizations on line. You may also bring a check made out to one of the three.

2. You get a receipt which you take into Juan Alonso Studio and select an original work of art to take home as a gift from the artist.

3. All works are signed on the back so guests are choosing the work and not the artist by name. Once you choose the work, you can see who created it. Yes, there is a mix of emerging and very well-known artists contributing.

 

Reception – 21 & over:

Friday, April 28, 5-8 pm

$100 minimum donation required at the door guarantees you get to select an original artwork to take home. You do not have to pay if you’re a donating artist.

Juan Alonso Studio – 306 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Refreshments will be served.

 

2nd Chance – all ages

Saturday, April 29, 11 am. – 3 pm. - $5 donation requested at the door

Donate a minimum of $100 and you get to take an original artwork home.

 

Juan Alonso Studio will also donate 25% of sales of original works by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez’s to whichever one of the three organizations you choose.

Please bring your friends!

For the last 10 years, I have celebrated by birthday by raising funds for a non-profit organization. In order to make this a more community-engaging event, I joined forces with Paul D McKee of Project 106 and invited interested PNW artists to contribute if they wanted to. I am deeply touched by the generosity of my fellow artist. I hope you will come and show your support for all of us and for the organizations that could use it as well.

Hope to see you Friday the 28th or Saturday the 29th 

Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Leafy Snout, 2017, acrylic on paper, 66" x 45"

Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Leafy Snout, 2017, acrylic on paper, 66" x 45"

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Mar
2
to Mar 11

Guest Artist: Romson Regarde Bustillo

"The foundation of much of what I do is in printmaking, mixed media, and space coding. Transdisciplinary, my work is nourished by research; my family’s Filipino background and our migration to the states. The tools we use to process information and the moments tied to our understanding help shape my vocabulary. Images and marks become visual cues to narratives, questions, and observations." ~ Romson Regarde Bustillo

Please join me in welcoming this month's guest artist, Romson Regarde Bustillo to the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio.

Thursday, March 2, 5-8 pm.
Juan Alonso Studio at TK Artist Studios
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

Romson's artwork will remain on view through the 2nd Saturday of the month (3/11) when the studio will be open from noon to 5 pm.

Born in the Philippines, Romson Regarde Bustillo moved to Seattle with his family in 1978. He has spent extended periods of time working on his art in Spain, Mexico, and the Philippines; as well as research work in S.E. Asia and Central America. He maintains an art studio in the Central District of Seattle. Locally, his work is represented in the collections of the City of Seattle, the City of Tacoma, Washington State Art Commission, ArtColl Trust, ACRS, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.

 

Also open by appointment: juan@juanalonsostudio.com

Duplicate Citizen, 2016, mixed media print/collage, 30" x 12.75"
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Feb
2
to Feb 11

Guest Artist: Jite Agbro

"Each of us is deeply knowledgeable in the subtle language of presentation, and we are all able to make lightning-quick judgments about others, even when our awareness of what we are judging is subconscious." ~ Jite Agbro

Please join me in welcoming this month's guest artist, Jite Agbro to the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio.

Thursday, February 2, 5-8 pm.
Juan Alonso Studio at TK Artist Studios
306 S Washington St, Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

Jite's artwork will remain on view through the 2nd Saturday of the month (2/11) when the studio will be open from noon to 5 pm.

Jite Agbro is Seattle printmaker. Her work focuses on non-verbal communication, the process of exchanging shared cultural, psychological, and imaginative cues between people. She is interested in the way we as human beings project ourselves and our identities into the greater public space. Her recent work incorporates dress forms and garment pieces.

Is One Thing Another, 2016, mixed media print on wax paper, 27.5" x 21.5"
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