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Pop-up Art Galleries

NOTE: The Highline Heritage Museum is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burien Arts Association is pleased to announce that we will host bi-monthly art exhibits at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd St, Burien, starting in January 2020.

The opening receptions will take place on the first Friday of the month in conjunction with the First Friday Music and Art Walk.

Quarterly exhibits at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, round out our art exhibit program for 2020.

Burien Arts debuted its Pop-up Art Gallery program in January, 2017 in the lobby of the City Municipal Office, Burien Library and City Hall Building, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien.

In 2018, the Pop-up Gallery moved to the Burien Community Center, WA, starting with an exhibit in January 2018. We continue to exhibit there as well.

We love to feature established artists and emerging artists alike, including student artists.

The previous Burien Arts Gallery, at 826 SW 152nd St. Olde Burien, closed on December 24, 2016 after three years of operation at that location.

We look forward to seeing you at our Pop-up Art Gallery locations!

CURRENT POP-UP GALLERY LOCATIONS

Gallery @ Burien Community Center

What: Prints & drawings by Diane Sarr

When: August 2020

Where: Usually at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA. As the Center is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19  pandemic, the exhibit is virtual. Please see our video under “Featured Artist.”

Cost: Free

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Gallery @ Highline Heritage Museum

What: Monthly art exhibits. Due to the pandemic, the Museum is closed and the exhibits are now virtual.

When. Monthly in 2020.

Where: Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166.

Cost: Free

Upcoming Events

burien arts vision 2020 auction art show burien washington wa

VISION 20/20

What: Our annual art sale & auction fundraiser. About 50 artists have created new works in their choice of media on 8″ x 8″ panels, sold for $40 each. Over 500 pieces of affordable art!

When: November 14-16 bid & buy online.

Where: Bid & buy online due to pandemic restrictions. We will post a link here.

Cost: Free admission

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BURIEN ART MARKET

What: A bazaar of curated arts and crafts items suitable for holiday gifts. Items will range in price from a minimum of $10 to a maximum of $200 each.

When: December 12, 2020.

Where: Online due to pandemic conditions. We will post a link to the site.

Cost: Free admission

Featured Artist

RANDI REYNA: ANIMAL PORTRAITS 

We are pleased to feature the acrylic and pastel paintings of animals by Brandi Reyna for our October exhibit.

“There are many variables to art. Each artist has his or her own unique style, statement, and purpose. I prefer beauty, happiness, vibrancy, soulfulness,” said Brandi. “I hope that each work I create speaks to the heart and makes it smile.”

Brandi grew up in the military (third generation on both sides) and moved every two or three years until she joined the service herself. She served in the Air Force for 26 years. Always artistically  inclined, she had been painting pet portraits as a sideline.

During a 2016 military deployment, she attended a “Paint and Sip” morale event and was asked to replace the instructor who was nearing the end of her tour of duty. She led one class a month until her own return home.

“… being with so many people away from their families for so long, I knew that I could offer them comfort by having a small piece of home to hang in their room. I asked my airmen for photos of their pets, and during the deployment, I painted over 30 portraits to give them,” she explained.

“When I came home, I started taking my art more seriously after seeing its powerful effects. If I can brighten someone’s day even a little, that is what drives me… that little smile when someone looks into the eyes of my animals or sees the beauty in the natural landscape,” she said.

Brandi has had a shop on Etsy since 2012 . Her works can also be found at  https://brandi-reyna.pixels.com/ and on Instagram.

She lives in Redmond, WA.

All works on display are for sale. Please email burienarts@gmail.com  for information on purchasing.

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