Sunday, November 22, 2009

Artist Salon #3 - Sol and Jason

Sol Hashemi, Joey Veltkamp & Jason Hirata

Jason Hirata and Sol Hashemi led us on a unconventional printmaking workshop for Artist Salon #3.

image by Sol Hashemi & Jason Hirata

The first step was to smash lots of holes through the studio wall. Then we taped up sheets of paper while folks on the backside of the wall painted, stained and shot ink to create some really interesting art. Participants had a blast and I got a brand new studio wall when it was all over.

Print by Erin Shafkind

A big thank you to Jason and Sol for creating a really dynamic workshop that made folks think about art-making in a brand new way. And thanks again to Seattle University for letting us a get little creative as we continue our exploration of what art can be and how it can be made.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Artist Salon - Matthew Offenbacher

Untitled by Matthew Offenbacher

For the second installment of artist-in-residence Joey Veltkamp's Artist Salons, Matthew Offenbacher will be leading participants on a workshop tomorrow (Monday, Nov 9) from 4-5pm. Outside of his artistic practice (he shows at Howard House), Matt is probably best known for his community building. He was a finalist for the 2009 Betty Bowen Award and received the Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award. Matthew is also responsible for reactivating the Henry's Gift Shop and turning it into a temporary space where pairs of artists will have monthly shows. If you'd like to read more about Matt, here's an interview between him and Joey Veltkamp.

While geared towards Seattle University students, everyone is welcome to attend the Artist Salons. Tomorrow's workshop will begin at 4pm in Room 040 of Hunthausen Hall. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pictures from Jeffry Mitchell's Artist Salon

Jeffry Mitchell draws Seattle University's instructor Gretchen Bennett.

Jeffry leads participants in a workshop on negative space.

If you would like to see more pictures from the first salon, you can find them here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Studio Projects

Wishing Rocks

Here are a few pictures of projects I've been working on in the studio.

Diary painting