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 unique Burien Lantern Festival and Procession on Saturday, Sept. 6.
Burien Arts volunteers will be dabbing on the face paint at Dottie Harper Park, 421 S.W. 146th St., from 5 to 8 p.m.
Face painting will be just one part of a magical evening in the forest on that Saturday, which will also featurelantern art and performers, lantern making, food vendors, tea, treats and an evening lantern procession around the neighborhood.
More information is available at www.burienwa.gov and www.burienarts.org.
Coming in September
Two exciting female artists—Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly– will be featured in September at the Gallery.
Meet Kris and Kim at the grand opening reception, Thursday, Sept. 4, 4-9 p.m.
Kris Vermeer is an internationally known artist whose work has been collected by noted British natural-history filmmaker David Attenborough and several Nobel Prize winners
A self-taught artist, who has been selling professionally since 1985, Kris works in a variety of mediums, including fused glass, steel and stainless sculptures and acrylic painting.
Kim Bly’s oil on canvas paintings are expressive, bold and most often layered, conveying a sense of growth within each painting. Much of the lines and shapes within her paintings flow together and grow out of one another, simultaneously showing unity and evolution, which bring to mind cause-and-effect relationships.
Comments Kim, “The viewer often even sees things in a way that I did not initially intend. I love that about my work—how it continually evolves even after it’s hanging on a wall.”
Four talented artists—four different media. Something for everyone.
The Burien Arts Gallery’s August exhibition features painter Jim Matthew, photographer Jane Day Lanning, ceramic artist Vicki Hamilton and mixed media creator Diane Baxter.
Matthew has exhibited in numerous Seattle galleries, including a two-person show with Kenneth Callahan at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery.
Lanning completed the Art Institute of Seattle’s Commercial Photography program. As a life-long learner, she traveled to Nepal for her first documentary assignment and has explored numerous national parks.
Wanting to get unstuck from the familiar and confortable, Hamilton enrolled last September for a third time at the La Meridiana International School of Ceramic Arts in Italy.
Baxter’s pieces are composed of organic materials gathered locally, including dirt, sand and sticks.