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.
What’s fun and free?
Answer: Face painting by the artists from the Burien Arts Association at the Night of 1000 Pumpkins festival at the Burien Community Center and Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Burien Arts volunteers will be dabbing on the face paint from 6-10 p.m.
Face painting will be just one part of a magical evening in the forest on that
More information is available at www.burienwa.gov.
Coming in November
The Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two artists whose work is drawn from two vastly different origins.
Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.
You can meet both artists at the exhibit’s Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m. The show runs Nov. 4-Nov. 30.
Artists United’s November display at the Gallery features acrylic painters Judy Eckhardt and Janet Price. Eckhardt uses many layers of paint to achieve rich colors and vibrant paintings. Her exhibit focuses on boats and beach houses. Price is a painter and print maker. In honor of the Day of the Dead, she will feature some of her work from Mexico.
Fine-art ceramics and jewelry will also be on display.
As a member of the Tutsi tribe that was nearly eradicated in the Rwanda genocide, Rutagengwa let peace and reconciliation be his motivation during this time. He used his artistic talents to help orphans build their lives on art rather than as street beggars.
Stephas’ work explores the relationship between humans and our environment by combining landscape painting with architectural elements and text.
Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique and fascinating artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery in October.
The show ends Nov. 2.
Working with ink on paper, Claire Putney combines maps, charts and diagrams with current and historic imagery. Human experience and geographic location become layered within the composition.
Her work has been featured in many solo exhibitions, including in Chicago, San Diego and Seattle.
Kristie Smith’s oil and acrylic paintings reflect a fascination with landscape, structures, lines, symbol systems and the attempt to create order in an unstable world. Her images are both graphic and painterly.
She has studied at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Photographers Tom Fletcher and Chris Gonvers from Artists United also display their work.