Ticket Giveaway – Julie Andrée T. Rouge at On The Boards

Check this out, gentle Hankblog reader – and scroll to the end of this post for giveaway details.

Next week at On the Boards
Julie Andrée T.
Thu – Sun | May 3 – 6 | 8pm
$25 general | $21 for OtB subscribers
$12 under 25*

“What she does on stage had me, hours after the show […] saying, ‘Listen to what I just saw; you won’t believe it; brace yourself – it sounds crazy but it’s awesome.’ ” – The Hour (Montreal)

Poetry, silliness and chaos come together in this quintessentially OtB performance. Quebecois artist Julie Andrée T. creates a beautiful monochromatic mess as she investigates the red using a chest full of objects, five little words and just the one color. This visual, sonic and occasionally absurd landscape displays all nuances of the color of blood, emotion, revolution, desire, love and shame.

Julie Andrée T. combines dialogue, visuals and action into her own unique brand of performance that lies somewhere between theater, movement and installation. She has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Xavier Le Roy and Benoit Lachambre in addition to creating her own works. Rouge has been presented widely around Canada and France, and will be seen for the first time in the US in Seattle.

Info and tickets @ ontheboards.org


Under 25
A limited number of $12 tickets are available at On The Boards for people under 25. This discount is available in person at the Ticket Office, over the phone, or online; it is not valid with any other offer. All tickets will be held at the Box Office until a valid ID is presented for each discounted ticket. These tickets are limited to one per person and are subject to availability.

OK – The giveaway:
The first person to send a sweet email my way (info@henryart.org) with “monchromatic mess” in the subject line gets a pair of tickets to opening night. GO!

Photo Center NW: Call for Entries, 17TH ANNUAL PHOTO COMPETITION




DEADLINE: May 18, 2012

CASH AWARDS: $1000, $500, $250
The Photo Center 17th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition will be chosen by W.M. Hunt, esteemed Collector and Curator. This annual juried exhibition draws entries from across the country and around the world, and remains among the most popular shows in Photo Center’s annual schedule. Selected entries will be exhibited at Photo Center in Seattle from August 3rd – September 18th, 2012. First, second, and third prize winners will take home $1000, $500, and $250 as well as $75 Gift Certificates of Blurb Scrip for each winner. The competition is open to all photographers internationally & all photographic processes. The theme is open this year. All entries must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2012

For submission details:




Only two weeks until Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG!

You can support the Henry as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year.
Start now by “Liking” us on Facebook and stay tuned for more details!  www.facebook.com/henryartgallery.

GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Each donation made to the more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight on May 2, 2012, will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 3 percent of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 3 percent of the stretch pool.

Call for Artists: Artist to create artwork at Rainier Beach’s Mapes Creek

Seeking artist to create artwork at Rainier Beach’s Mapes Creek

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, May 18, 2012
 The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle Parks and Recreation, seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-integrated artwork for the Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. SPU is restoring lower Mapes Creek and creating an open-stream channel in Beer Sheva Park to improve habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon in Lake Washington. The project area includes 52nd Avenue South, between Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street, and into the park.

The creek restoration is currently in design through early 2013 and construction is expected to begin in mid 2013. Project completion is expected in 2015. The artist or artist team will work with SPU and consultants to develop the artwork within the schedule of the restoration.

Funded by SPU 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.  Eligibility: Open to professional artists residing in the United States.
Budget: $200,000, all-inclusive of fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and other project costs.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 (Pacific Daylight Time).
Application: Click here to apply
InfoJason Huff, public art project manager, (206) 684-7278


Northwest Film Forum has extended Gerhard Richter Painting through April 4!

Get up close and personal with painter Gerhard Richter, one of the most significant contemporary artists of our times. In the spring and summer of 2009, Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio as he worked on a series of large abstract paintings. In her documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, the paintings themselves become the protagonists, as the film offers rare insights into the artist’s process with a meditative, fly-on-the-wall perspective. Gerhard Richter Painting is a penetrating portrait of an artist at work‹and a fascinating film about the art of seeing.

More info & tickets at http://www.nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/2097

Last week for the kiddies at SAM

Recently, students from Early Masters, a neighborhood arts education school for young Seattle artists (ages 7-13) were led through an exploration of Paul Gauguin’s art to prepare their visit to the SAM Exhibition, Gauguin & Polynesia.  Their final projects   included creating their own paintings in response to artworks in the show. The student exhibit will be displayed just one more week, (until April 1st) in SAM’s Community Corridor.  Check out Early Masters’ summer schedule with week-long programs (with sometimes hilarious titles)  such as, “Show me the Monet”, “Midnight in Paris”, and “Peggy’s World: The Guggenheim Collection”.We’ve got some great summer art ideas for you — including these — but also terrific programs at the Henry and elsewhere from Henry partners Coyote Central and UW Summer Youth Programs!

Hankblog needs a new header

Interested in making one? Hankblog header guest artists include Mike Pham, Joey Veltkamp, and our friend Owen’s sweet daughter, Lucia. This last one, up above, was inspired by Irwin Wurm’s One-minute Sculptures, and created by super-talented designer and performer, Mike Pham. (THANKS, MIKE!) Header designs need to include the word Hankblog, and a Henry “H.”  Riffs on current exhibitions are always a plus.

Here’s an “H” for you —  and some basic instructions.

  1. get the following together: a JPG, sized 740 x 192 (pixel dimensions), along with your name, brief biographical sketch, and link to your website (should you have one).
  2. send all that to us at: hankblog@henryart.org.
  3. We’ll choose one – and post the picture, publish your bio, and any links here on hankblog!