South King County Cultural Coalition Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:05:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Newcastle – Little Giant of the Eastside Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:00:20 +0000

Invitation-1Renton History Museum
Now through 2/7/2015

The Renton History Museum joins forces with the Newcastle Historical Society to present a history of our coal mining neighbor to the North. By the late 1890s, coal mining had made Newcastle the second largest town in King County, second only to Seattle. Pacific Coast Coal Company put its mark on Newcastle in ways that Renton never experienced. When the company left Newcastle after a miners’ strike, many Newcastle residents moved to Renton. Come learn about how different neighboring coal mining towns can be in this fascinating look at another Eastside city.

The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S, Renton.

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Education assistant – White River Valley Museum Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:50 +0000

White River Valley Museum
Immediate opening

The White River Valley Museum has an opening for and Education Assistant, a 29 hour a week City of Auburn ‘temporary’ position. The Education Assistant primarily delivers and organizes the extensive fieldtrip program at the Museum and at the Mary Olson Farm. The position is ongoing, i.e. it extends from year to year, but has no benefits.  More information here:

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Artists Up: Networking and resource event for African and African American artists Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:52:34 +0000


Learn about art resources and network with fellow African and African American artists at this ArtistsUp networking event on Monday, October 6, 6-8:30 PM at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle.  This event is free and informal, and there will be light refreshments.  More info at  This event is supported by 4Culture and Artist Trust.

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Artist trading cards Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:37:35 +0000

SPECTRUM - trading cardsSpectrum Creative Alliance
Now through 9/30/2014

Spectrum Creative Alliance is pioneering the trading card project in South East King and Pierce Counties.  Artists trading card are small works of art. The only requirement is the size: 2.5 in x 3.5 inches. (The same as a sports trading card). Artist Trading Cards or ATCs are a popular way of sharing work among artists and collectors all across the country, and locally, Spectrum Creative Alliance is turning the ATC movement into a traveling exhibit/fundraiser throughout Southeast King and Pierce Counties.

Artist trading cards are being auctioned off in a silent ‘trading’ auction beginning July 19 and ending September 30, 2014. The cards have traveled to different venues to attract bidders and bring this whimsical exhibit before as many people as possible.

For each trading card submitted to SCA for this exhibit, the artist will receive $10 of the bidding fee. ONLY CARDS THAT RECEIVE BIDS WILL WARRANT AN ARTIST PAYMENT.  Support your local artists! For more information contact Samantha at

The exhibit is currently on display at Spectrum Creative Alliance Studio, 1408 Porter Street, Enumclaw, which is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

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Auditions for Oliver! – Heavier Than Air Family Theatre Sat, 06 Sep 2014 04:48:50 +0000

Heavier Than Air Family Theatre
Adult audition dates: 9/23 and 9/25/2014
Children’s audition date: 9/30/2014

Adult auditions for Heavier Than Air Family Theatre’s upcoming production of Oliver! will be held Tuesday and Thursday, September 23 and 25, 2014. This open audition for ages 16 and above takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building located on the main campus of Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th Street in Auburn, Washington. Oliver! is an award winning musical that vividly brings to life Charles Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. This is an informal, read-through type group audition. A song from the show will be provided and no advance preparation is necessary. Community actors/actresses with strong singing and dancing skills are encouraged to attend.

Children’s auditions (15 and under) will be held on Tuesday, September 30 at 7PM in the same location. Children’s auditions are open to everyone for the role of Oliver only, and all other children’s roles will be cast from Heavier Than Air Musical Theatre Camp participants. Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 PM to approximately 9:30 PM beginning Thursday, October 2, 2014, with performances scheduled December 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20, 2014.

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Jessie Brugger Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:52:20 +0000

Auburn City Hall Gallery

Jessie Brugger, raised in Auburn, recently earned a master’s degree in fine arts from The New York Academy of Art. In 2011 the New York International Film Festival honored her with an award for best short animated video.  Her two-dimensional artwork, paintings and drawings that range from whimsical to traditional landscapes and portraits,  will be on display in Auburn’s City Hall Gallery for the month of September.  Now living in New York City,  Jessie Brugger applied to have her work shown as part of the regular gallery schedule and the opening reception is scheduled to coincide with the  time to recognize her father Dick Brugger’s 3-year tenure as Auburn Poet Laureate.  This exhibit is open during regular business hours and is located in Auburn City Hall at 25 W Main Street.

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Creating a Fall Nature Journal Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:43:33 +0000

Black Diamond Library
Date: 9/20/2014, 1 PM

Artist Molly Hashimoto will work with participants ages 10 and up to make a page in a fall nature journal using watercolors and inspired by sunflowers, pine cones and pumpkins. Learn how to make different types of journals. Registration required (beginning September 12, 10 AM).

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Sponsors & Vendors needed for 3rd annual Zombie Fest Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:01:21 +0000

Zombiefest is an all ages, family friendly event. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about emergency and disaster preparedness, and to raise money for the Highline Food Bank, Des Moines Food Bank, Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grant Program, and Friends of Normandy Park Foundation (501c3).  The Festival will take place September 27, 4-8 PM, in Normandy Park Towne Center, 19900 1st Avenue S, Normandy Park.

Sponsorship in order of immediate needs:
$700 – Enables Zombie Fest to rent a 60/40 tent to house live music, tables/chairs for families, and a cordoned off charity wine/beer garden. The cost of the tent rental is $2,000. We have received $1,300 in donations. A $700 donation would include a banner displayed at the tent entrance with the sponsor’s logo, along with the logo on all publications, website and social media channels. The banner is reusable and could be displayed at future Zombie Fests.

$500 – Enables Zombie Fest to rent a 20/20 tent to house the new “Get Zombified” booth. This free booth raises awareness about recycling, while providing families with a fun activity. Visitors will enter a MASH unit style booth where make-up artists will transform them into zombies. Visitors will then be guided to racks of zombie clothing, hats and ties donated by Value Village. Once the “zombification” process is complete, visitors will enter a free photo booth sponsored by Priceless Pet Clinic. The $500 donation includes a reusable banner with the sponsor’s logo that will be displayed at the entrance. The sponsor’s logo will be used in all publications, website and social media channels.

Providing both the $700 and $500 donations will make the sponsor the TOP individual donor of the event. As a result, the sponsor will receive primary recognition on the Zombie Fest social media channels and website, in the press release to local media including Seattle Times, B-Town Blog, West Seattle Blog, Highline Times, TV and radio stations. The sponsor will receive primary logo placement in publications starting September 1st and verbal recognition as the top donor at the festival.

$500 – Enables Zombie Fest to purchase four banners that will be placed along 1st Ave between Burien and Des Moines to promote event. The sponsor’s logo will be displayed on the reusable banners, along with promotional materials, website and social media channels.

Booth Space: $25. Tables and chairs provided. Please bring your own tent. Outlets are limited. Please contact Susan West at or 206-818-6945 for questions and to reserve space.

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Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:32:40 +0000
Bird in Flight - Kim Bly

Bird in Flight – Kim Bly

Burien Arts Gallery

Kris Vermeer is an internationally known artist whose work has been collected by famed British natural-history filmmaker David Attenborough and several Nobel Prize winners. Her work can be found at AT&T’s main office in Phoenix and in permanent display at the Las Vegas airport.  A self-taught artist, who has been selling professionally since 1985, Kris works in a variety of mediums, including fused glass, steel and stainless sculptures and acrylic painting.  Her work often reveals her love for primitive cultures. Jean Ray Laury and Jackie Vermeer have also featured her work in books.  Kris is an artist in residence for Tacoma schools. She teaches classes for both children and adults.

Kim Bly was born and raised in Washington state. She studied at the University of Washington, took independent studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, majoring in both photography and painting. Following graduation, she was an active participant in Seattle’s independent art culture.  Kim relocated to San Diego in 2002 where she started her own business as a wedding, portrait and event photographer, but now she is back in Seattle to pursue her art and raise her family. Her oil on canvas paintings are expressive, bold and most often layered, conveying a sense of growth within each painting. Much of the lines and shapes within her paintings flow together and grow out of one another, simultaneously showing unity and evolution, which bring to mind cause-and-effect relationships.  Kim is passionate about nature and believes that all of life is connected no matter how big or insignificant things may seem.

Works from Artists United will also be on display.  Burien Arts Gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd Street in Burien. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6 PM., and Sunday, noon to 4 PM.

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Joan Stuart Ross and Patti Bowman Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:24:19 +0000

Kent Centennial Center Gallery
9/9 – 10/30/2014

These artists work in encaustic.  Visit for more information about the artists and their work.  The Gallery is open during regular business hours and is located at 400 W Gowe Street in Kent.

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