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The new Burien Arts Gallery has opened its doors in Olde Burien and is devoted to showcasing the works of artists of various media and notoriety.  We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.  The gallery is free and open to the public.

The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd St.

For more information, visit our Gallery page.

Burien Arts Gallery Closing For the Holidays

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The Burien Arts Gallery is taking a holiday break.

The Gallery will close Wednesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and reopen on Friday, Jan. 2 with an Artist’s Reception for its January exhibition.

The opening gala on Jan. 2 is from 5-8 p.m. at the Gallery.

The January exhibit features abstract oil paintings and metal assemblages

With the early December closing, holiday shoppers have until just Dec. 23 to purchase affordable art from the Gallery’s Best of 20/20 December exhibit.

The small artwork was commissioned for the Burien Arts Association’s Vision 20/20 fundraising gala in November.

The pieces are available for $40 each and make wonderful holiday gifts.

Also available is unique birch bark jewelry by Victoria Leep.

For more information, call 206-244-7808.

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Featured Exhibit

The Burien Arts Gallery is starting up the new year with a mixed media show featuring paintings by Mia Schulte and tin assemblages by Nia Michaels.

You can meet Mia and Nia at the Gallery’s gala opening reception on Friday, Jan.2, 5-8 p.m. The Gallery is located at 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. The exhibit runs Jan. 2-Feb. 1.

The Burien Arts Gallery is the only fine-arts gallery between Tacoma and West Seattle.

Mia Schulte’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the state since 2007. She was selected as one of the featured artists for an exhibition at South Puget Sound Community College entitled: “Drawn to Abstraction:  Four Artists, Four Visions.”

Her work has been shown in the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Design Center, and galleries and exhibitions in Seattle, Bellingham, Edmonds and Olympia.

Mia says her artwork is a combination of abstract and expressionist styles.

“Each painting begins with strokes of ink that influence the direction and emotion that the painting will take,” Mia declares. “ The forms derive from nature, and the expression evolves to capture my thoughts and impressions at that moment. Like the process of creating a painting, each painting is layered with meaning.”

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and then working as a painter for many years, Nia Michaels became obsessed with old decorative tins and tintype photos and began to work exclusively with those materials.

She has exhibited widely in galleries and juried exhibitions, including The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and ArtsWest Gallery in West Seattle. She also won an award at the 10x10x10Tieton.

“I am drawn to the intricate patterns, the range of colors, as well as the effects of aging; the rust, dents, scratches and fading,” Nia noted. “The tins are flattened and snipped and then assembled into works that combine appropriated commercial imagery from the past into small visions, layering the past and the present.

“I am fascinated with the seemingly endless possibilities and stories that I can coax from these small pieces of metal.”

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