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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.

Every 3rd. Wed. the Burien Arts Gallery (BAG) features an open mic for poetry and prose readers…7-8:30 pm

Every Monday from 1-4 there is Life Drawing Studio classes.

The gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd St.  The Gallery space is also available to rent.

For more information, visit our Gallery page.




VISION 20/20 Sat. Nov. 21st…with a Sneak Preview!

2015 Brings a New Dimension to 20/20!  a sneak preview of Wearable Art on the Runway!  If we told you any more we might have to eliminate you…You are just going to have to come and SEE FOR YOURSELF!  Fabulous affordable one of a kind art AND a preview runway show that will knock your socks off!

20_20 2014 logo jVISION 20/20 combines quality affordable art with a fun evening of music, food, wine and “buying frenzy,” the Burien Arts Association presents its annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S., for this unique fundraising event.

Local artists each create 20 small works on sale for $50 a piece. Participants browse the art works displayed on walls looking for their favorites. When a bell rings, there is a mad scramble as patrons vie to grab favorites off the walls.

Hors d’oeuvres and raffle drawings add extra fun to the night. Proceeds are divided between the artists and the Burien Arts Association.

This fundraiser supports: Burien Arts’ storefront gallery w/ monthly changing exhibits; Shakespeare in the Park in the summer; art in education onsite at Woodridge and in the Burien Library; Humanities/Speakers series, Life Drawing, Art for adults in the gallery; Highline Classic Jazz Festival; and monthly poetry open mic night…and more! So attend and support your local non profit arts organization.  Thank you!!

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Featured Exhibit

Burien Arts Gallery presents 



Bountiful Textures at Burien Arts Gallery too big

for just one venue or one month

Burien Arts Gallery’s biggest ever exhibit opens this week.

Bountiful Textures” presents works in textiles by Fiber 19 artists and baskets by Patricia Galvanin at the Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St., beginning Thursday, Nov. 5.

The Gallery also features Artists United artists Janet Price and Marta Creswell. They are diverse artists who work in several different mediums.

Because the exhibit is just too bountiful for one venue, fiber artists Sonia Grasvik and Gail Wax are presenting their fine-art quilts across the street at Skinperfect, 905 S.W. 152nd St.

And in downtown Burien, Town Square Fabric & Yarn, 445 S.W. 152nd St., features the fabulous quilts of local artist Deb Rychert. Deb has used her exceptional talents to create traditional and nontraditional quilts. She has taught quilt making at numerous locations throughout the Northwest and also in her native New England.   

You can meet all the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 6 at the Gallery, 6-9 p.m.

Burien Arts Gallery exhibits usually run for a month but Bountiful Textures will be on display until Dec. 26.

Fiber 19 is an eclectic group of mixed media fiber artists who meet to visit, support, critique and show their art.

They came together at the Fiber Arts Certificate Program at the University of Washington in 2008. Their graduating class numbered 19; hence the name Fiber 19.

A core group decided to continue to meet monthly. Fiber 19 artists have shown in Seattle, Lynnwood, Auburn and Port Orchard.

Showing in Burien are Sally Anaya, Mary Auld, Terry Berg, Debra Calkins, Nikki deRelle, Jan Fisher, Kaylin Francis, Barbara Matthews, Liz Pulos, Louise Roby, Joan Schlichting, Deborah Taylor and Rebecca Wachtman.

Patricia Galavin, who will also be showing at the Gallery, says people often ask her how she became interested in making baskets.

I’ve always liked taking a pile of stuff and turning it into something useable…whether it’s fabric, yarn, food ingredients or basket-weaving materials,” Patricia says.

She adds, “I like to say that I make ‘heirloom baskets with a contemporary flair.’  I have over 60 designs that I either got from books or made up myself.”

Her baskets make thoughtful Christmas gifts. Many are useful (napkin, Easter, in/out, hearth) while others are purely decorative.

Patricia will also teach basket making workshops at the Gallery on Nov. 5 and Nov. 8. Each workshop is five hours from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $40, which includes all materials. Patricia will present more classes in December with the dates to be announced later. Register for any of the workshops at lauriehaslund@gmail.com.

Over at Skinperfect, Sonia Grasvik and Gail Wax present their art quilts.

Sonia has enjoyed lecturing and teaching in the Pacific Northwest, where she resides, and more recently in Brazil by invitation. She has had a solo show at the LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum and her work has been displayed in juried national and international exhibits as well.

Gail notes, “My body of work is a testament to my love of learning and teaching. One of my first art quilts, ‘Busy Bee’ was juried into New Quilts of Northern California during the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California, and has won a judge’s ribbon and show ribbon.”

The Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.


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