South King County Cultural Coalition Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:47:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fused glass holiday ornament class Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:47:34 +0000 City of Auburn
Date: 12/13/2014, 1-3 PM

Create your own unique fused glass ornament using grit, cut glass pieces and wet enamel. You will assemble the glass using glue during this 1.5 hour introductory workshop and following the class, the artwork will be fired by the artist in a kiln and will be available to pick up the following week. You can make up to three ornaments. Ages under 15 must be accompanied by a guardian, and both must register for use of the materials. Ages 8-15 with guardian, 16 and over.

Location: Les Gove Building.  Instructor: Kris Vermeer.

To register for classes, phone 253-931-3043 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM). Or in person: 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM). Online: Register for class #41663. Fee: $25 Auburn residents/$32 for those residing outside of Auburn.

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Hand-forged metal earrings class Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:44:50 +0000 City of Auburn
Date: 12/10/2014, 7 – 8:30 PM

Make your own metal earrings using metal wire of your choice (sterling plate, gold fill or solid copper) which you will hammer and forge to create a textured look and feel.  In this class you’ll also learn how to make your own jump rings and can embellish your forged metal earrings with beads. This class is great for those with some or no jewelry experience. All supplies and tools will be provided, and participants can expect to make up to two pairs of earrings.

For ages 14 and over. Location: William C. Warren Building, Auburn. Instructor: Linda Danforth

To register for classes, phone 253-931-3043 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM). Or in person: 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM). Online:   Register for class #42272. Fee: $20 Auburn residents/$25 for those residing outside of Auburn.

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Arts and social change artist showcase Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:33:03 +0000 Arts & Social Change Artist Showcase
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Application deadline: 5 PM, December 5, 2014

The Arts & Social Change Artist Showcase seeks Performing and Visual Artists to present their work at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. This afternoon event will showcase a juried mix of emerging and ethnic visual and performing artists through live performances, visual exhibit and information tables – connecting artists with presenters and curators who book regional talent in our state.

Artists from a broad diversity of ethnic backgrounds, emerging professional artists, and artists with limited experience showcasing their work outside of their own communities are encouraged to apply.

If you are not interested in showcasing but would like to set up an information table or attend the event as an audience member, register on Brown Paper Tickets at

• Artist applicants must be based in, or reside in, Washington State.
• Showcase artists must be present the entire day.
• Visual artists represented by a commercial gallery and student artists are not eligible.
• Contact us at to check if you have questions about eligibility.

Applications are available on our website by clicking here! Contact us at if you need assistance with the application form.
• Applications must be submitted by 5:00PM on December 5, 2014.
• A jury of arts professionals from our region will review the applications and select 14 performing artist acts and 15 visual artists for the January showcase and exhibit opportunity.
• Live performance showcases will be 7 minutes each. Visual artists will be able to exhibit 3-5 works depending on size.
• Selected artists will be notified the week of December 16, 2014.

• Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
• Location: Meydenbauer Center (Downtown Bellevue)
• Showcase performances, Exhibitions, Displays, Workshops: 1:00 – 5:30 PM followed by a reception

Our Puget Sound region has experienced significant growth in populations from all over the world. As a result, we have a rich variety of artists representing ethnic cultures and forms of artistic expression. Washington State is rich in arts presenting and producing organizations, arts councils, galleries, museums, municipal agencies, schools, and community and business groups who are interested in presenting a diversity of visual art, theater, music, dance and interdisciplinary performances. This event gives artists whose work represents various cultures/ ethnicities a chance to network with other presenters and artists.

The Arts and Social Change Symposium is sponsored by 4Culture, ArtXchange Gallery, The City of Bellevue, Novum Lux Consultants, Seattle Center, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Washington State Arts Commission. Core organizers of this committee produced similar events called the Ethnic Arts Connection in 2006, 2008 and 2010 at Seattle Center; as well as several Arts & Social Change events since then.


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Small Works Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:54:10 +0000 WRVM-BarbiLockLeeWhite River Valley Museum
Now through 12/15/2014

This is the Museum’s annual juried exhibit of over 65 small and miniature artworks provides an opportunity to purchase high-quality, original works of art by artists from throughout the greater Northwest.  The White River Valley Museum is located at 918 H Street SE in Auburn. Regular admission during normal hours, admission is free each first Thursday and third Sunday of the month.

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Gallery4Culture 2015 applications available Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:03:40 +0000 Gallery4Culture
Deadline: 1/5/2015

Gallery4Culture is currently seeking exhibition proposals for the season beginning September 2015 and running through July 2016. Gallery4Culture offers approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of street-level exhibition space in the Tashiro Kaplan building in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Eligibility is strictly limited to visual artists who RESIDE in King County, WA. Applicants may NOT be represented by a commercial art gallery at the time of submittal. Visual artists working in all media and genres (except performance art) are eligible to apply. Work samples and résumé must clearly demonstrate a candidate’s capacity to successfully execute the proposed exhibition. A Selection Panel of three regional arts professionals will review applications and award ten exhibitions. For more information about the gallery program and past exhibitions visit:

Eligibility is limited to visual artists, collaborative teams and artist groups who reside in King County, WA. Applicants may not be represented by a commercial gallery at the time of submittal. Visual artists working in all media and genres (except performance art) are eligible to apply. Emerging artists and those whose medium is under-represented in commercial venues are encouraged to submit.

Click here to apply.

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Call for scripts from young female screenwriters/filmmakers Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:58:20 +0000 Pacific Northwest Voices Project

TheFilmSchool Digital Media Lab is launching with the Pacific Northwest Voices Project, a sponsored competition that will take 3 original short stories by Northwest female filmmakers or screenwriters, 22 years of age or younger, and craft them into professional level screenplays and produce them with mentorship from media industry professionals. Scripts must be no longer than 15 minutes long and explore the competition theme of kindness. For more information, visit

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Race: Are We So Different? Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:37:22 +0000 Various King County facilities ( see below)
Now through 10/2015

King County is bringing a selection of panels from last year’s Pacific Science Center exhibit, “RACE: Are WE So Different?” to several King County facilities for one year. Each location will host four educational panels that will be rotated every three months. These panels provide a brief history of equity and social justice facts in King County and surrounding areas. This exhibit is meant to challenge King County employees and patrons to begin a conversation about race, equity and social justice in their workplace, neighborhoods and homes.

Locations in South King County:
· Elections Office, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton — main lobby
· Kent Regional Justice Center, 401 4th Ave N, Kent — west entrance lobby
· Renton Shop Administrative Support Building, 3005 NE 4th St, Renton — main lobby
· WorkSource Renton, 500 SW 7th St #100, Renton — main lobby

To learn more about Equity and Social Justice in King County, please visit

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PowellsWood Garden Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:02:49 +0000 In order to preserve green space in an increasingly urbanized neighborhood, in 1993 Monte and Diane Powell purchased a 40 acre portion of the Cold Creek ravine and began to restore the land. Now operated by the PowellsWood Garden Foundation, a 501(c)3, this secluded pleasure garden is a place to rest, stroll, gather, learn and explore. Open to the public April 1- October 31, Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 AM to 3 PM. Rentals, group tours, events, and programming by reservation year round.

  • Kristine Dillinger
  • Mailing Address – 29607 8th Avenue S, Federal Way WA 98003
  • Physical Address – 430 S Dash Point Road, Federal Way WA 98003
  • 253.529.1620
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All girls film challenge Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:38:43 +0000 Puget Sound All Girls Film Challenge
Submission deadline: 12/19/2014

The Puget Sound All Girls Film Challenge was created to give young women filmmakers in the Puget Sound area the opportunity to create films that showcase their perspective. The chosen submissions are juried by experienced women filmmakers and screened at high profile, high quality events that help to connect students with women in the media industry. The three themes for this year are: Interpret a poem or song lyric, Women in (blank) (this could explore women in male-dominated sports, careers, etc.), and Coming of Age. For more information, click here.

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NAAM seeks youth curators for 2015 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:18:17 +0000 Northwest African American Museum
Application deadline: 12/19/2014

The Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum introduces youth to the philosophy and practices of museum work through creative, community engaged projects on timeless and contemporary topics. Youth Curators gain social skills, learn and understand new concepts and develop artistic expression. NAAM celebrates tradition, art, and history and in doing so, supports opportunities for youth to share their accomplishments, passions and concerns.

The Youth Curator Program, “Transparent, Translucent and Opaque,” is influenced by the botanical art glass and exhibition of Seattle artist Debora Mooreen titled “Glass Orchidarium” which opens in May, 2015. The program pays a $250 stipend and offers new skills in creating glass art. It includes trips to the Pratt Fine Arts Center and Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum. It consists of 12 sessions, January-March 2015. Click here for more information.

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