10 Obvious Things

10 Obvious Things

10 Obvious Things

10 Obvious Things

Fine Art Exhibition June 17th – July 1st

Opening Reception June 20th 6-9pm

Upcoming “10 Obvious Things” exhibition presents a contemporary art show about nothing, but something.

Gallery [context] is pleased to announce “10 Obvious Things” an exhibition of objects inspired by conversations at Art Klatsch, the wednesday morning gathering of artists, collectors and gallerists started by Scott Lawrimore.

Klatsch participants include Anita Grant, Ben Berres,, Francisco Guerrero, Jeremey Buben, Jon Kvistad, Lance Boil, Queen Shmooquan, Sounds Fresh, Tom Mattausch, Vanessa Dewolf, Zalman Berkowitz and surprising drop-ins each week. Klatsch meets Wednesday mornings from 8ish to 10ish at Cafe Presse on 12th avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle.

June 20th is 3rd Thursday, this month the Gallery [context] features the opening reception of “10 Obvious Things” as well as a taste of beautiful things to come, with a preview of invited artists participating in the “Direct Experience” exhibition July 7th – September 6th.

Tea Specialist and Founder of Experience Tea Studio Roberta Fuhr will be on hand to share her vast knowledge of the world of Tea, as well as offering delicious tea experiences.

…. on view …
“10 Obvious Things”
Anita Grant
Ben Berres
Francisco Guerrero
Lance Boil
Queen Shmooquan
Sounds Fresh
Tom Mattausch
Zalman Berkowitz

[[[[[[ Direct Experience ]]]]]]] {invitational preview}
featuring artWorks of beauty and grace by:
Alison Grimm
Anette Lusher
Christine Devine
Cynthia Freese
Don Haggerty
Endearment Israel
Kate Vrijmoet
Ken Vensel
Kerry Smith
Michael Brinker
….. coming soon …..

[[[[[[ Direct Experience ]]]]]
exhibition: July 7th – September 6th
opening reception: July 18th 6-9pm
closing reception: August 15th 6-9pm


Survival of the Interesting at Gallery [context]

Survival of the Interesting:

Evergirl Art brought in these wonderful series of birds titled a “Flock of Rocks”, and we have enjoyed following the birds as they travel throughout the Exhibition, making new friends and discovering artWorks.

Keeping with the theme of “Flock of Rocks”, Cynthia Freese, the artist that creates Evergirl had her attention captured by an abandoned nest near her home. The nest came up in conversation multiple times, so we thought it would be fun to feature it in the Gallery [context]. Evergirl created this beautiful steel table for the nest to rest on, and it looked pretty good, we thought.


My experience of the Gc is that each theme for every exhibition we have offered thus far has manifested in a spontaneous, literal sense… so I was initially apprehensive at using the title “Survival of the Interesting”.

During the “Mother” show it seemed for a while that everyone had some challenge or needed reassurance or nurturing of some sort (including me!) and the Exhibition eventually birthed the next generation of opportunities, titled “Human Nature”.

The “Human Nature” show involved lots of politics, and at the last minute the participants spontaneously worked together to create a successful showing (and some younger kids stole something from the Gc!). Ah, Human Nature.

I was surprised on Monday morning when I arrived to the Gc to find that even though we had preserved and (we thought) sterilized the Nest before placing it in the Gallery:

A small explosion of tiny spiders had erupted from the Nest.


What would you do?

As I pondered whether or not to “clean” up the spiders and how to do that without destroying the nest, the little creatures set to work. By the end of the day they had constructed this layered, geometric confluence of webs around the Nest. Way too cool looking to destroy!

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What is more of a mystery to me is that somehow, these tiny creatures created a single strand straight-up to the ceiling (about 11 ft.!!). this strand became a ladder, allowing all of the creatures to leave the nest.

The Spiders are Gone.

Art perhaps is the amazing, complex architecture created and left behind.

Darwin, I think, would have approved.

What do you think?


“Survival of the Interesting” runs through June 7th, and we are not quite sure how it will change next. Stay tuned 😉


Salon Anon Anon is April 18th, 5-9pm

-with an activated installation by Kiymbah, performances from M-Bibe, chocolates by Infinite Confections.


I am looking forward to sharing the experience of art with you in the Gallery [context]!!!


All good things,



Salon Anon Anon Jan 17th

"Baptism of Concrete Estuary" Detail 1 by Jave Yoshimoto

“Baptism of Concrete Estuary” Detail 1 by Jave Yoshimoto

Jan 17th features the closing reception for the Human Nature exhibition, and one of the last times to visit the Yoshi Scroll in the Gallery [context]. Live Music from Members of Citta Flow and then Michael Manahan of Starborne Productions (co-producer of the Decibel Festival) will create a sonorous soundscape for us to groove with from 7-9pm.

This just in from Seattle Art enthusiast and Bon Vivant Jeremy Buben:



Be well, and as always, we look forward to sharing beauty with you in the Gallery [context].