2020 is about perspective: hindsight, foresight, insight.
Vashon Center for the Arts galleries are filled with socially and environmentally inspired exhibitions that engage the viewers in a contraption with others or within themselves. Come explore what the artists have to say and how they express and manifest it though their art. Our curation dives into stirring and thought provoking exhibitions that tie in with the awareness movements of the US and the world at large. Come and join in the conversation.
We’re offering our guests and patrons a year filled with fabulous solo and group shows in our Koch Gallery and Fong-Wheeler Atrium. We also feature art and gifts in our Joy and Chai Mann Kiosk that showcases smaller works at accessible price points.
While the art in our galleries come from artists up and down the Pacific Northwest, our direction, curation, and display are rooted in Vashon.
We encourage all our gallery visitors to bring their sketchbooks, blank books, or notepads. Come on opening night – First Friday of every month (with the exception of January 10, 2020), but by all means come back when you can spend time writing a verse, doing a sketch, or just sitting quietly with the art.
Jenn Reidel: Rodin's Photographer Friday Opening Reception: January 10th, 6:00-9:00pm In this series of narrative photos, “Rodin’s Photographer,” Jenn takes on the role of the Unknown Photographer, who worked with French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) in the late 1800s. Within a conceptual theme – presented as Jenn's reinterpretations of this turn of the century artist's photographs – she intertwines historical research and fiction to create a classic character who uses her camera to reveal the mystery of how the spirit…
Bill Rives (photography) “Wild Places” is a celebration of beauty and meaning in the natural world. This collection of images is from wild places on Earth where the natural rhythms of life and time play out free of human intervention. “We come there as silent observers to absorb nature’s splendor and reflect on the deeper meanings of our own existences,” says Bill. Some are vast in scale and remote from human habitation, while others are close at hand in the meadows…
Warren Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade.
Five Pacific Northwest artists: Shannon Amidon, Barb Burwell , Pamela Chipman , Kim Lakin , and Kirista Trask pay homage to mid-20th century abstract women artists who have inspired them in their creative endeavors.
Wanting to showcase the insight of inspiring women, both historical and modern, in an artistic way, in early 2018 Anna Brones started the Women’s Wisdom Project. This exhibition Brones will have 100 wise women portraits, hand-cut from a single piece of paper, and paired with a quote.
The Koch Gallery at VCA offers new gallery exhibits on a regular basis (usually monthly) including paintings, sculpture, mixed media, photography, wood, glass, ceramics and fiber. The Koch Gallery (pronounced “kah-sh”) encourages proposals for solo and group shows and installations.
Artist Calls Please visit our Artist Calls page for details on open calls.