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November 16 Events

November 16, 6:00 pm, 415 Westlake

AIGA Seattle 30

This year, AIGA Seattle is celebrating 30 years as a chapter and we want you to celebrate with us.

Discover how design has impacted Seattle through multiple presentations from members across various generations. Presenters will each have 10 slides and 30 seconds per slide to share their own insights on “30 Years of Design” in Seattle. Additionally, chapter members have created posters celebrating the theme “30” which will be on display at the event.

Learn more about what AIGA Seattle is planning for the coming year and how important your role in that is through our State of the Chapter presentation.

Join us as we celebrate AIGA Seattle and its three decades of design advocacy in the Pacific Northwest. A complimentary drink ticket and heavy appetizers are included with your ticket purchase. Thank you to all of our members for your support over the years.

Presentations by

Jeff Barlow
Wendy Quesinberry
Surya Vanka
Aaron Shurts
Kristine Matthews
Terry Marks
Christopher Ozubko

Evening Agenda

6:00 – Registration and Reception
6:45 – Welcome and State of the Chapter Presentation
7:00 – 30 Years of Design Presentation
8:00 – Reception continues

November 15 - January 10, Winston Wachter

Amanda Manitach, Dirty

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce an exhibition of new drawings by Amanda Manitach, Dirty. Please join us for our opening reception on Wednesday, November 15, 6-8PM . The artist will be in attendance.

Amanda Manitach’s latest body of work, Dirty, continues to document her intimate thoughts visually and physically. Her works are drawn and rubbed into elegant contrasts of delicate pattern and block print honesty. In turn these drawings stain her hands and arms, creating a temporary record of each expression. The physicality of the process becomes a type of therapeutic diary. These thoughts expose her humor, strength, vulnerably and twisted optimism.

“I see my work as a task of both consciously and subliminally sorting out the experience of a female trying to make expressive marks—a task that has found uncanny resonance for me with the history of female hysteria. I am fascinated by history, art, the politics surrounding the female body, and by art that borders on obsessive, meditative devotion.”
Manitach’s work has been exhibited at the Frye Art Museum, Bellevue Arts Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. From 2012-2015 she served as curator of Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University. She co-founded and co-directed multiple mixed-use arts spaces in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, including TMRW Party and The Factory.

November 15 - January 10, Winston Wachter

DIRK STASCHKE: Perfection of Happenstance

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce an exhibition of new sculptures by Dirk Staschke, Perfection of Happenstance. Please join us for our opening reception on Wednesday, November 15, 6-8PM . The artist will be in attendance.

With Perfection of Happenstance, Dirk Staschke continues his exploration of Dutch Vanitas paintings and their powerful symbolism of impermanence and inevitable decay. In this body of work Staschke focuses on the fleeting illusion of space created by painting and the static moments they aim to represent. Staschke’s freestanding sculptures forwardly present lifelike bouquets built on the raw foundations of visibly manipulated clay. Perspective dictates if you are given view of the process or the “finished” work. The acknowledgement of all aspects of creation and the false impressions those can create is a vital element in all of Stachke’s work.

In his recent series of wall mounted “paintings” Staschke has created imagery deteriorating before you. The compositions appear as if they are sliding off the panel, leaving just the impression of what was once painstakingly painted to capture a moment in time. Staschke again plays with what we think we know, by using carefully layered glazes intended to create artificial instability. What seems to be a failing of the medium is in fact an extremely involved process, highly difficult to execute. Every element of the artwork has been sculpted and painted, asking us to question the validity of those mediums and how they have been valued throughout time.

His work has been included in the collections at The Birmingham Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, The International Museum of Ceramic Art, The Portland Art museum, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, among others.


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