South King County Cultural Coalition Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:52:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Volunteers needed for Enumclaw Music & Arts Festival Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:16:06 +0000

Chalet Arts Showcase Theater is presenting the 2nd Annual Enumclaw Music & Arts Festival at 1512 Wells Street across from Enumclaw City Hall, and could use some volunteers to make the day run well!  Needed:  talent guides, survey takers, custodial, vendor/artist check-in.  To volunteer, contact CAST at or call 253-486-5046

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Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund applications available Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:32:51 +0000

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Deadline: 10/6/2014

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that grant applications for the 2015 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund are being accepted. Established in 1997, the program has awarded grants to 104 projects totaling over $96,000 in funding to local historic preservation organizations and advocates engaged in the important work of preserving Washington’s cultural heritage. While priority is given to bricks and mortar rehabilitation of historic resources, eligible projects also include services such as hiring professional expertise for the production of as-built drawings, a Historic Structures Report (HSR), or a feasibility study for the adaptive use of a historic resource. Click here for more information.

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4Culture Sustained Support applications available Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:13:28 +0000

Deadline: 10/15/2014

4Culture’s Sustained Support program provides operating support for King County-based nonprofit cultural organizations, municipal preservation agencies and local arts agencies. Until 5 PM on Wednesday, October 15, organizations and agencies can apply for two-year support and, if funded, can use the awarded amount for nearly anything to do with operations: staffing, supplies, utilities, rent, programming, etc. Sustained Support is offered every two years.

Applications are now available all who are interested in applying, or re-applying, are encouraged to contact 4Culture staff to determine which program area is the best fit for your organization. As with other 4Culture funding programs, organizations that practice and support traditional cultures in King County are encouraged to apply.

For Arts organizations or agencies, view program guidelines here.

For Heritage organizations, view program guidelines here.

For Preservation organizations or agencies, view program guidelines here.

An application workshop will be held in South King County at the Federal Way Library,
34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, on September 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM.












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Call to artists – City of Auburn Galleries Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:06:24 +0000

City of Auburn
Application deadline: 10/6/2014

The City of Auburn seeks artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2015. Galleries are within the Auburn City Hall (25 W Main) and the Senior Center’s Cheryl Sallee Gallery (808 Ninth Street SE). Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc. For more information and application, click here.

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Call for nominations – Auburn Poet Laureate Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:03:48 +0000

City of Auburn
Application deadline: 10/24/2014

The City of Auburn Poet Laureate position recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Auburn. The poet must be a resident of Auburn and must be at least 18 years old. The term of service is three years, beginning in January, 2015. For nomination form and other required application materials, click here.

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