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The 2015 Spring Art Walk Awards Are Coming!

It’s almost time for the next round of Art Walk Awards! Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 9 for another night of art, drinks, music and cash prizes at Sole Repair following the Capitol Hill Art Walk. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Winners are announced at 9:30 p.m.

Not familiar with the AWA? Each quarter three guest judges explore Seattle’s neighborhood artwalks and select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The night of the Art Walk Awards, attendees at the event (AKA you) will vote for the winners. The top three artworks will receive cash prizes and the first-place artwork will be featured in City Arts magazine. RSVP here.

Here are this quarter’s lineup of guest judges. Take a minute to get to know them and look forward to the unveiling of their nominations later this month!

JUAN ALONSO-RODRIGUEZ
Juan Alonso-Rodriguez is a Cuban-born, self-taught artist whose transition from music to visual arts coincided with his move to Seattle in 1982. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, Canada and Latin America and is included in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, Microsoft, Swedish & Harborview Hospitals and General Mills. He has created public works for CenturyLink Field, Sea-Tac Airport, King County Housing Authority, Epiphany School, Sound Transit and Chief Sealth High School. His awards include a 2010 Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, The Neddy Fellowship, PONCHO Artist of the Year, two Artist Trust GAPs, two Individual Artist Grants from 4Culture as well as from Seattle‘s Office of Arts & Culture and a residency at the Centrum Foundation. He just completed a residency for Seattle‘s Office of Arts & Culture and is currently Artist in Residence at Town Hall Seattle.
 
What I’m looking for: I’m open to all possibilities, even if the work does not appeal to me personally. It is more important that the work has meaning for the artist than for me personally. Neither concept nor craftsmanship alone are enough; both are necessary to create a strong visual artwork that rises above the many. I love new ideas, but also love when an artist takes a traditional medium to the next level or reaches a new high within their own artistic evolution. I enjoy a slight (or intense) sense of discomfort when experiencing some artworks. I have a strong allergic reaction to trends, gimmicks and self-congratulatory work and prefer art that one could imagine would stand the test of time.

Photo: Mitchell Dasteel Photography

JULIA FREEMAN
Julia Freeman is a Seattle-based artist originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with an MFA in Fibers. Her work is a continuous blend of printmaking, collaging, painting and drawing. Her experience with textiles and fibers heavily influences her process and material choices. She recently opened her own contemporary art gallery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood called The Alice with her artist friend Julie Alexander.

What I’m looking for: Right now I’m gravitating towards things that seem like they are from a different world or an imagined other world. I like when work seems like it has a purpose that is futile or will be futile or has been futile, yet appears to be vital. I am also interested when this other-worldliness is combined with earthly craftsmanship and refers to the human body.

TIM DETWEILER
Tim Detweiler is the Director of MadArt, an arts organization that opened a 3,500 square foot studio space in South Lake Union last year. Before that he was the Director of the Museum of Northwest Art and the James & Janie Washington Foundation. In all of these roles, his main goal has been to support the artists that he is working with and give them the freedom to make good work. In the end, he just really wants NW artists to take over the world.
 
What I’m looking for: I am drawn to artists that have big ideas, even if they are expressed in subtle ways. That being said, I am a sucker for work that has emotional heft. It is often the hook that lures me in. Working directly with artists over the years has also made me a process junkie, so I find that seeing a hint of the process in the final work is compelling. Ultimately though, it is the piece that my subconscious keeps kicking out in front of me as I walk around the rest of the night that finally wins me over.

It’s almost time again for the Art Walk Awards! Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 10 for another night of art, drinks, music and cash prizes at Sole Repair following the Capitol Hill Art Walk. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Winners are announced at 9:30 p.m. 

Not familiar with the AWA? Each quarter three guest judges explore Seattle’s neighborhood artwalks and select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The night of the Art Walk Awards, attendees at the event (AKA you) will vote for the winners. The top three artworks will receive cash prizes and the first-place artwork will be featured in City Arts magazine. RSVP here.

This quarter’s judges are cornerstones of Seattle’s art scene. We’re lucky to have them and look forward to unveiling their final selections later this month! Here they are:

– See more at: http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/summer-art-walk-awards-are-coming…

It’s almost time for the next round of Art Walk Awards! Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 8 for another night of art, drinks, music and cash prizes at Sole Repair following the Capitol Hill Art Walk. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Winners are announced at 9:30 p.m.

Not familiar with the AWA? Each quarter three guest judges explore Seattle’s neighborhood artwalks and select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The night of the Art Walk Awards, attendees at the event (AKA you) will vote for the winners. The top three artworks will receive cash prizes and the first-place artwork will be featured in City Arts magazine. RSVP here.

This quarter’s judges include a some of Seattle’s art all stars. Take a moment to get to know them and look forward to the unveiling of their final selections later this month!

– See more at: http://cityartsonline.com/articles/2015-winter-art-walk-awards-are-coming#sthash.w4T89fkT.dpuf

It’s almost time again for the Art Walk Awards! Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 10 for another night of art, drinks, music and cash prizes at Sole Repair following the Capitol Hill Art Walk. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Winners are announced at 9:30 p.m. 

Not familiar with the AWA? Each quarter three guest judges explore Seattle’s neighborhood artwalks and select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The night of the Art Walk Awards, attendees at the event (AKA you) will vote for the winners. The top three artworks will receive cash prizes and the first-place artwork will be featured in City Arts magazine. RSVP here.

This quarter’s judges are cornerstones of Seattle’s art scene. We’re lucky to have them and look forward to unveiling their final selections later this month! Here they are:

– See more at: http://www.cityartsonline.com/articles/summer-art-walk-awards-are-coming…

It’s almost time for the next round of Art Walk Awards! Mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan. 8 for another night of art, drinks, music and cash prizes at Sole Repair following the Capitol Hill Art Walk. The party starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Winners are announced at 9:30 p.m.

Not familiar with the AWA? Each quarter three guest judges explore Seattle’s neighborhood artwalks and select nine exhibited artworks as finalists. The night of the Art Walk Awards, attendees at the event (AKA you) will vote for the winners. The top three artworks will receive cash prizes and the first-place artwork will be featured in City Arts magazine. RSVP here.

This quarter’s judges include a some of Seattle’s art all stars. Take a moment to get to know them and look forward to the unveiling of their final selections later this month!

– See more at: http://cityartsonline.com/articles/2015-winter-art-walk-awards-are-coming#sthash.qU5F97XE.dpuf

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