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January 27 Events

January 27, 1:00 pm, Glazer's Camera

Your Best Photography Realized: Profoto USA & Tether Tools

Do you struggle creating images that fall short of your artistic vision?

Wish there was a way to make sure you have the image refined and in the bag before you move on to the next product or look?

This event will start with the benefits of shooting tethered, and getting the shot correct in camera so your workflow and editing time is reduced. Also there will be an overview of the gear used or needed. What is also exciting about this class is Bryan will do two shoots demonstrating the power of being a tethered shooter. First session will be a tabletop product shoot and second a portrait session.

There is no way I can produce images with fine detail and sophistication without the ability to see my images in real time on my computer. Tethering is the one piece of equipment I added to my shooting that has unlocked my best work.” Bryan

Attendees will learn

1. Benefits of shooting tethered on your workflow
2. What you need to shoot tethered – The tools
3. Showcase of Profoto B1, B10 and A1 Lighting system
4. Live Demonstration of a product & portrait shoot
5. Next steps and Q/A

Having lighting equipment that gives you the quality of light and fine tuning ability when it matters most on set is one of the main reasons I choose Profoto equipment.” Bryan

** Attendees will receive a coupon for $25, which can be used towards products from Tether Tools & Profoto!**About Bryan Welsh:PPA M. Photog., Cr., CPP, API. FP-OR Both his clients and peers recognize Bryan Welsh, a second-generation photographer, for his creative stylized photography.

He has received numerous merits and awards in image competitions on both a local and national level that include – PPA Loan Collections, Fuji MASTERPIECE Awards and Kodak Gallery Awards.

His images and articles have appeared in Studio Photography and Professional Photographer magazine(s) as well as used in Nikon’s advertising.

Bryan has the Master of Photography Degree & Photographic Craftsman Degree from Professional Photographers of America. He is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer and has the Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon Professional Photographers Association.

Tickets can be purchased here for $25.

January 9 - March 23, MadArt

Circum∙ambience by Taiji Miyasaka

By Taiji Miyasaka

Open Studio*: January 9 – February 23 → Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5pm
*Open Studio means the artwork is under construction, but MadArt is always open to the public during the process period to see the artist working and watch the installation come to life.
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 24 (1 – 3pm)
Exhibition Period: February 26 – March 23 → Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm & Saturday, 12 – 5pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 6 at UW’s Architecture Hall (ARC), #147 (6pm)

MadArt Studio presents Circum∙ambience by Taiji Miyasaka, a professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. In this exhibition, Miyasaka responds to the various conditions of MadArt Studio by creating three spherical sculptures that independently investigate the light, scale, and atmosphere of the physical space. Though bound by form, each sphere uniquely relates to the studio’s environment through its distinctive material and method of assembly.

The largest of these sculptures – a thirteen-foot inhabitable clay and wood sphere – is created through a traditional method of Japanese plaster construction. To learn these techniques, Miyasaka is working with a group of master plasterers both in his native Japan and in Seattle. The participating Japanese plasterers will be holding demonstrations of their traditional methods of soil application from February 7th and 8th at MadArt Studio, as part of the Open Studio installation period.

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by MadArt, Artist Trust, and The Japan Foundation (Tokyo). Special thanks to Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering Shop at Washington State University, and the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University.

January 25 - February 2, South Lake Union

Seattle Boat Show 2019

The countdown is on! The 72nd annual Seattle Boat Show is ready to make a splash, cruising into town on Jan. 25 and running through Feb. 2, 2019. It’s the largest show on the West Coast and attracts visitors from across the country and around the globe. From kayaks to luxury cruisers and everything in between, it features more than 1,000 boats and yachts in two locations, three acres of the latest and greatest gadgets and gear, 400+ exhibitors, 200+ free seminars and advanced training classes for a fee. There’s also tons of fun to be had and a variety of activities for everyone including wine and beer nights, and a special Kids AquaZone full of family-friendly activities.

A free shuttle runs continuously between both locations, and parking is free if you buy your tickets online. If you choose to take public transportation to get to the show, get $6 off at the box office simply by showing proof of public transportation. Check  for specific details.

Features include:

Most unusual watercraft at the show

Whatever floats your boat, it will be there at the show. Small and large, sail and power or human-powered, there’s something for everyone. Some of the more unusual watercraft include: WilCraft, an amphibious ice-fishing vessel; SEABOB, an underwater scooter that would be at home in any James Bond movie; and a Tritoon pontoon boat outfitted with a 4-person hot tub mounted on top. The boat can be driven by remote control from in the hot tub. (CenturyLink Field Event Center)

Clean and green: At CenturyLink Field Event Center the latest in ‘green’ marine technology will be on display including electric outboard engines from local companies, EP Carry and Pure Watercraft. These engines offer no maintenance, no emissions, no smell and no noise, allowing boaters to enjoy the tranquil outdoors. Also on display will be a Solar Sal 27, a 100% solar electric tour boat. At South Lake Union, there will be four hybrid diesel/electric boats from 33-48 feet from Slovenian boat builder Greenline. All it takes is a flip of a switch to turn a diesel driven boat into full electric and back.

Uncorked—Opening Night, Friday Jan. 25, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Showgoers can sniff, swirl and sip their way through the show, tasting a variety of award-winning Washington and California wines while shopping for the boat of their dreams. (CenturyLink Field Event Center)

Kids AquaZone

Fun for the little boaters, kids attending the show can enjoy time in the Kids AquaZone including AquaPaddlers, a nautical library/story nook,  giant coloring murals, paper sailboat making, rain gutter sailboat regatta racing, sandcastle building, skimboard balance boarding and more. They can even meet a mermaid! (CenturyLink Field Event Center)

Women’s Day – Monday, Jan. 28

Women can attend the show for free and enjoy a slate of seminars designed specifically for women, by women boaters. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet, learn and get inspired by some of the most experienced and talented women boaters around. Visit Seattle Boat Show to print the complimentary pass. (Women are free at both locations. Seminars are at CenturyLink Field Event Center)

Complimentary Boat Rides

The 20-minute guided tours are in all-electric 21-foot enclosed, heated Duffy boats. It’s a fun way to see the Lake Union portion of the show from a new perspective. Blankets are provided for an added snuggle factor. (South Lake Union)

Sails & Ales – Friday Feb. 1 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

What better combination than hops and props? That’s what’s on tap for Sails & Ales, the craft beer night. Attendees will be able to cruise the show with ale in hand and enjoy the best of NW brews and boats. (CenturyLink Field Event Center)

For a complete list of exhibitors, seminars, travel package and ticket prices, please visit

January 12 - March 2, Winston Wachter

#fromwhereistand by Arit Gordon

Winston Wächter is proud to announce the group exhibition #fromwhereistand. #fromwhereistand is an Israeli photography exhibition, curated by Tel Aviv native and Seattle resident, Arit Gordon. Gordon wanted to share the love of her home and its richness in artistic talent. Since moving, her perspective has changed, and through this exhibition we see her view of Israel through the eyes of photographers Yair Barak, Asaf Gam Hacohen, and Gidon Levin.

December 15 - February 6, Winston Wachter

I Am Ocean by Betsy Eby

Winston Wächter Fine Art is proud to announce our eighth solo exhibition with internationally acclaimed artist Betsy Eby. For years Eby has made her summer home on a small island off the coast of Maine. The ocean has been a constant companion and source of inspiration. With layers of thick encaustic, Eby creates frothy horizon lines and soothing layers of blue, translating the powerful presence of the ocean. This recent body of work captures the ocean’s ability to simultaneously calm and awe. I AM OCEAN is a tribute to the natural world, on which we all depend, and must learn to maintain and respect.

Betsy Eby has been exhibited widely across the United States and her works are held in the collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, and several United States Embassies around the world.

Join Betsy Eby and Gage Executive Director Stefano Catalani in conversation Saturday, December 15th, 3-4pm.

October 24 - February 28, South Lake Union

Storefronts Program - South Lake Union Artists

Storefronts Program – South Lake Union Artists

Storefronts South Lake Union presents the last round of installations in 2018 – The year is comprised of three rounds themed around the concept of building relationships with cities, people, and nature. In this third round we explore the works of artists exploring issues relating to nature- a study of terrain, habitat, and the systems that support or degrade the very ground we stand on. Join us in reflecting on the strength and fragility of our shared Earth.” – Hanako O’Leary, Storefronts Program Coordinator

ARTIST: Todd Lawson


ARTIST: June Sekiguchi




ARTIST: Henry Cowdery

WORK ON DISPLAY: Interglacial

LOCATION: Harrison East


ARTIST: Beth Howe

WORK ON DISPLAY: Iona Drawings

LOCATION: Republican


ARTIST: Graham Murtough

WORK ON DISPLAY: Resiting development, resisting ruin

LOCATION: Thomas East


ARTIST: Joy Hagen

WORK ON DISPLAY: Variations on a Theme

LOCATION: Thomas West


ARTIST: Melanie Masson




ARTIST: Danielle Dea

WORK ON DISPLAY: We are salt water

LOCATION: Harrison East

For Further Information Contact:
Hanako O’Leary
Storefronts Program Coordinator, Shunpike
206 905 1026 ext. 104

September 1 - February 10, Museum of History and Industry

WW1 America

Empires were destroyed, millions perished, and the world was upended by a war meant to end all others. Making its West Coast debut at MOHAI on September 1, 2018 through February 10, 2019 WW1 America tells the story of one of history’s most remarkable moments.

The WWI era—1914 to 1919—saw America transformed. It was a time of wrenching extremes that pulled Americans between the poles of fear and hope, between deepening cynicism and broadening optimism. Through original artifacts, images, voices, interactives and multimedia presentations, WW1 America tells the extraordinary stories of Americans—both legendary and unsung—during this turbulent time.

“The City of Seattle welcomes this opportunity to explore the causes and consequences of World War I,” said Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess, “and also to salute the generations of veterans in our region who have served the nation at home and abroad.”

This powerful exhibit will coincide with the centennial of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018 the day the war ended and an especially important day of international observance in 2018 (known in the United States as Veterans Day).

Developed by the Minnesota History Center in partnership with the National Constitution Center, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, the Oakland Museum of California and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, WW1 America illustrates how the past can help us understand our nation and our world today.


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