Author Archives: Ryan

On Creativity: Starting vs. Finishing

I’m currently working on a number of projects that require me to take some risks, try some new ideas, and submit myself to others. It brings up two mindsets that I often struggle to reconcile, namely, Daring to Start vs. … Continue reading

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First Day of School

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Art in a Box and Seattle Arts Festival

Yes, I’m going to write about the Memory Paintings and LxWxH again! Yes, there are still some available! Yes, you even preview some of them here! First, Carrie, at Gingham & Gold, is a Seattle design blogger and long-time friend … Continue reading

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New Work: Word Paintings

I’ve been making new paintings that exist somewhere between “junk still-life” and “obscure history painting.” They all involve some combination of elaborate, but clumsily built dioramas, suspended text, and other paintings inside the painting. So far, it’s been a satisfying … Continue reading

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Reading List for Young Artists

In my teaching work, students occasionally ask me what books I would recommend for learning more about art-making. I say “occasionally” because I find the majority of young people allergic to the printed word and perplexed by the concept of … Continue reading

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LxWxH Launch Party, Friday the 13th

This Friday, July 13th LxWxH (LengthWidthHeight) will be having a launch party for the July/August issue: re Place. You should probably come. Where is it? VERMILLION ART GALLERY, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington When is this happening? Friday, July 13th … Continue reading

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Five Years

On this day, five years ago, Carolyn Reddy and I were married. For the last five years, we’ve been on the following mission: Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and … Continue reading

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LxWxH (rePlace) Opens July 1st

On July 1st, LxWxH will begin selling their July/August issue: rePlace. The issue contains original works by Julie Alpert, Adam Boehmer, and Ryan Finnerty. There are only 20 issues available, and each box sells for an extremely modest price. (Order … Continue reading

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