Seattle CoArts, a group of 150 local artists with a long history in the Northwest of working with many mediums and a wide expanse of experience, ranging from emerging novices to nationally exhibited and published painters is celebrating their 67th Juried Show. The theme asked them to delve into their artist souls. Janice Patterson, this year’s show chair explained, “You will see a broad genre of paintings, including representational, impressionistic and abstract. Our artists work in oils, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil and watercolor. In choosing a theme this year, I wanted to challenge our members to dig deep and express their hunger for creative truth.” Denise Cole of Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA, owner, artist and instructor, is this year’s show juror. She has selected 60 varied pieces from the 95 submitted from 51 artists to showcase the group’s brilliant talent.
The opening reception and awards presentation for “Brush Strokes from the Soul” will be held on April 22, 2017 from 2 – 4 pm at Mercer View Gallery, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Mercer Island WA 98040. Meet the artists and join us for refreshments. All artwork will be for sale with a silent auction during the reception of smaller art pieces donated by the participating artists. The exhibit will be open April 17 through June 2, 2017. Come and experience the colorful, inspiring art for the community!