August 2020 Updates

Image from the Art of Protest gallery show in August 2020

It's been six months since Covid-19 took hold of daily life and nearly three months since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police.

This time has been one of reflection, reorientation, learning and unlearning, protest and grief.

As we speed toward the November election that is sure to be contested but the Republican Administration, I want to share some events and information that may be of interest and useful.

I've coordinated the exhibit "The Art of Protest" at Columbia City Gallery. It included over 100 pieces by 29 artists with work that's free, for sale, and for donation. Many thanks to Kamla Kakaria for suggesting my name, the artists for participating on short notice, and to Betsy Fetherston and Columbia City Gallery for the space for and support of the show.

Mandolin Brassaw from Grapheme and I created the 2020 Postcard Project and the sets are now available for you to use to send to your representatives and get out the vote via Postcards to Voters. Check out the link for more information.

A lot of the work I’ve been doing has been related to Seattle Print Arts (SPA) where I the social media coordinator and a member of the board.

I’ve been hosting online talks for Seattle Print Arts with artists from the Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational at Davidson Galleries each Wednesday night at 6:30pm. There are two left on August 19th and 26. Join us for community and conversation.

Editions Studio and Seattle Print Arts are working together to create three book arts residencies for Black and Indigenous artists. You can support by purchasing a subscription Poems in the Mail via Editions Studio.

SPA has awarded $9,500 in unrestricted stipends to support members during the Pandemic. There is a call open now for August stipend applications. While the call is for SPA members, SPA has memberships starting at $1/year.

Decriminalize Seattle, King County Equity Now and Covid-19 Mutual Aid have been doing great work. Check out their pages for ways to support and participate.

And lastly, Indivisible Seattle provides a daily call to action to keep us on the path to an equitable and progressive future.

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