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In the Artist’s Studio


Burien Arts is pleased to announce a new program in partnership with the Highline Heritage Museum: In the Artist’s Studio.

In the Artist’s Studio is presenting a series of online classes featuring local artists.

The classes have been videoed by Burien Arts and produced by the Highline Heritage Museum via a YouTube link during the current pandemic conditions. Once inside gatherings are permitted again, we hope to hold classes live at the Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.

Our January/February artist will be Reinhardt Hollstein, hopefully inside at the Museum. His preferred medium is acrylics, but he has also worked in  pencil, charcoal, pastels, and watercolors.

Reinhardt’s most recent works are what he calls “electronic touch audible paintings.”  His paintings of iconic musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and Bob Marley can be touched to play a 30-second music clip of their music. Please see a video on YouTube.

Reinhardt has loved to paint and draw since childhood and is self-taught.

He works as a Controls Analyst with The Lighting Group, Seattle, a firm that designs and installs complex lighting systems for large commercial installations.

Born in Kansas, Reinhardt now lives in Auburn.

See more of his work at https://www.facebook.com/nwartists

Rebecca Sayre was our artist for November. Unfortunately, the pandemic closures cut her show at the Museum short. See her video below:

Upcoming Events

What: Seven local business owners tell their stories in seven minutes each on the theme “The kindness of strangers” in a Zoom event.

When: January 2021

Where: In Zoom. Link details to be posted later.

Cost: Free


Thanks to the artists and buyers who participated in our first online curated arts and crafts sale December 12-14.

The site is now closed for sales, but still open for browsing.

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VISION 20/20

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s Vision 20/20, our first-ever online art auction.

There were buyers not only from our local area, but out-of-state (MT, MN, VA, NV, TX) and outside the U.S. (Canada and Australia.)

It was nice to see our reach expand!

Please see our thank-you video with Burien City Council Member and Burien Arts Trustee Cydney Moore below:

The auction took place at https://www.auctria.com/auction/BAA-Vision-2020


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Our 13th annual Vision 20/20 art sale was online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vision 20/20 website link went live linked off this website on November 1 for browsing. See https://www.auctria.com/auction/BAA-Vision-2020. The website was created for this occasion.

Buying took place November 14-16 off https://www.auctria.com/auction/BAA-Vision-2020

To participate via smartphone, you can install the Auctria App on your phone:

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A principal feature of this annual event is the array of 8”x8” small works at an affordable price, just in time for the holidays.

This year, 50 artists produced nine new works each on the panels, which sold for $40+ each. Styles included landscapes, flowers, abstracts, portraits, and folk art, something for every taste. Our artists outdid themselves this year!

The majority of the artists were from the Highline area.

Vision 20/20 usually takes place at the Burien Community Center and includes food, a band, and a raffle. About 300 people usually attend, and it is a very enjoyable evening. Unfortunately, we were  gather like that under pandemic conditions this year.

Thank you to the carpenters of the Northwest Carpenters’ Union and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters for the fabrication of the artists’ panels.

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