Category Archives: art history

SAM Teen Night Out, April 13th

April 13th is Seattle Art Museum’s Teen Night Out. This free event features access to the SAM’s galleries, live performances, and art-making with Seattle Artists.  (Think: SAM Remix for minors.) In honor of the final month of Gauguin & Polynesia, … Continue reading

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Guaguin and Polynesia Workshop

This Friday night I’ll be at the Seattle Art Museum to lead a teen sketching trip through Gauguin Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise. The show has some excellent paintings and prints from Gauguin’s years in the Pacific, and some beautiful 19th … Continue reading

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Sketching From Memory, Pt. 1

While I typically work from direct observation, I’ve recently been working on ways of inventing imagery, i.e. making things up. While this kind of working has a long tradition in Western Art, (think: almost anyone before Courbet) I’ve been encountering … Continue reading

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We take up the task eternal, and the burden and the lesson.

This spring is about teaching. I’m currently teaching Art History I, II, III, and Contemporary Art and Design at The Art Institute of Seattle- devoting lots of time to writing lectures and course material. I’m also teaching Portrait Painting at … Continue reading

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WPA Posters

Carolyn and I are on the road this week celebrating my sister’s wedding up in the Sierras. My sister and her husband both work for the the National Park Service. So when they asked us to design their wedding invitations, … Continue reading

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