An artist, writer and curator living in Seattle, Joey Veltkamp is interested in the intersection between art and community. He was Seattle University’s inaugural Visual Artist-in-Residence where he initiated a series of salons with other local artists. He is the arts curator for the celebrated dinner series the New Guard. And his personal blog Best Of has become daily reading for followers of Seattle’s art scene (and was the subject of a feature story in the November 2009 issue of City Arts Seattle); he also curates the Visual Art section for City Arts Seattle NOW section. He shows his artwork at SAM Gallery and is a member of SOIL. Joey was nominated for the 2010 Neddy Fellowship in Painting.
When not making, thinking or writing about art, Joey can probably be found at Smith in Capitol Hill with a Pabst tallboy in hand, or at home re-watching Jesus Christ Superstar.
Some of Joey’s favorite things:
Photo by Gretchen Bennett
“This piece of art (Gretchen’s dying fawn sticker) has probably influenced more than anything else.”
Image courtesy Greg Kucera Gallery
“I love this piece (by Whiting Tennis). It’s a painting of a blue tarp.”