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Panel: “In Support of Artists: The Evolution of Seattle Exhibition Spaces”

Erika Enomoto

Communications Manager

On Thursday, May 25, a panel discussion titled “In Support of Artists: The Evolution of Seattle Exhibition Spaces” took place at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district. The event was hosted by Greg Kucera of Greg Kucera Gallery and co-hosted by Sharon Arnold of Bridge Productions and Gail Gibson of G.Gibson Gallery. All proceeds of the evening benefited Artist Trust.

Building off the momentum of a conversation (https://townhallseattle.org/event/closing-up-shop/) that began in January 2017 at Town Hall, “In Support of Artists” addressed current issues facing Seattle’s galleries including rising real estate costs, loss of funding for arts writing, and lack of diversity and representation in the arts. The panel also illuminated on the practices of art spaces that do not adhere to the traditional gallery model. Read more about the panel on The Stranger (http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/05/26/25173639/over-200-people-gathered-last-night-to-talk-about-art-in-seattle-heres-what-was-said).

Presenters (L-R): Brendan Kiley of The Seattle Times, Dawna Holloway of studio e, S. Surface of The Alice, Robert Yoder of SEASON, Beth Sellars (moderator), James Harris of James Harris Gallery, Julia Greenway of Interstitial, Tariqa Waters of Martyr Sauce.