All is Active on the Western Front

Hello again, my loyal readers!  After a nasty bought of a 2 month illness (and a few months of getting caught up) … I’m Baa-aaack!  Thank you so much for your patience.  I hope to provide you some posts that are chock-full of information and worth the wait.

Today, I’d like to share about the FREE and fabulous happenings at the Seattle Design Center next Thursday, August 19th, 2010.

First, foremost, and most important to me … the Open House for the SHINE Exhibition at the RISE Gallery space in the Seattle Design Center (located at 5701 Sixth Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108).   Going on from noon to 5 p.m. in Suite 258 (2nd floor),  the open house will provide opportunities to meet the artists, nibble on some food and enjoy the exhibition in this gorgeous 5,000+ square foot space.

SHINE Exhibition at the RISE Gallery, Seattle Design Center

This show features the works of 16 well-regarded, up-and-coming Northwest artists working in a variety of media.    Included are Zalman BerkowitzDayton KnipherStan RaucherNaomi Gray and many other wonderful artists.  All are graduates of Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program.

SHINE Exhibition at the RISE Gallery, Seattle Design Center

I personally have six pieces from the “Toy Stories” series on display in this beautiful exhibition.  I am planning on arriving around 2:00 p.m. at the latest (perhaps earlier- driving up from Vancouver and am not 100% sure on timing), and would love to show you around.

"Wasp in the Lotus", Amy Buchheit, digital photography, 16x12", 2010

Next up is Artful Persuasion:  Artists Helping Scientists Deliver Messages of Change, sponsored by the SHINE exhibition and presented by glass sculptor and science educator Lin McJunkin.  This slideshow and conversation will cover environmental issues and what actions we can take to make a difference.  Powerful images of adult and student work alike will provide a backdrop to the conversation.  The discussion takes place from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 19th at the RISE Gallery (Suite 258 – second floor) at the Seattle Design Center.  To RSVP for the event, please contact Lin at 360-941-6742 or email her at .

The last two events I am listing are presented by the Seattle Design Center.  First is the panel discussion Daily Practice:  Design from the Inside Out held in the Plaza Conference Center of the Seattle Design Center, Suite 370 (third floor) from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  A terrific conversation for anyone interested in design, “The principles of good design parallel the principles of natural well-being.  A daily wellness practice, such as visualization, yoga, dance, swimming, meditation or observing nature encourages a connection to creativity at the core of successful design.  Join us for an inside view with today’s top designers and educators* who have discovered how a personal daily practice releases imagination, intuition and the senses.”   To register, please call 206-762-1200 (designers, please register at the Seattle Design Center website).

*  Roger Thomas, Davis Dalbok, Sondra Alexander and Michael Frederick

And finally, a Sherwin Williams Color Studio showroom event at the Seattle Design Center’s Plaza Suite 182 (first floor) from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. entitled Concrete Finishing for Sleek to Traditional Living, presented by Jeff Eiswerth, H&C Midwest Division Account Executive and Sherwin Williams Sales Representative.  Please RSVP at the Seattle Design Center website.

I highly recommend coming to any and all of these events, and having your friends join you!  I think you will find it entertaining, inspiring and worth your time.  Whether or not you can make it yourself, pass the information on to a friend.  They will thank you for it, I’m sure!  🙂

© 2010 Amy Buchheit All Rights Reserved


About Amy Buchheit

I am a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters and an Ambassador for Artist Trust. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marylhurst University and have exhibited on regional, national and international levels since 2000. I am committed to connecting with the viewer through my work - stirring buried emotions to the surface for further inspection and introspection. The inspiration for my art comes from direct observations, research of subjects I am passionate about and personal experiences. For more information about my art, workshops and exhibitions, visit my website at My blog "Fantastic Voyage" can be found at, and I can be found on Facebook under Amy Buchheit Art and on Twitter as @AmyBuchheit.
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2 Responses to All is Active on the Western Front

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