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.
Two exciting 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 famed British natural-history filmmaker David Attenborough and several Nobel Prize winners. Her work can be found at AT&T’s main office in Phoenix and in permanent display at the Las Vegas airport.
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 was born and raised in Washington state. She received a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, majoring in both photography and painting. Following graduation, she was an active participant in Seattle’s independent art culture.
Kim relocated to San Diego in 2002 where she started her own business as a wedding, portrait and event photographer.
She is back in Seattle to pursue her art and raise her family.
Her 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.
Kim comments, “So many of my paintings have so much connected imagery and lines that the viewer can continue to see new shapes and images every time you look at a piece. 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.”
Artists United will also be presenting a small works show with an autumn theme.