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What a fun experience it was to collaborate with Nicholas Strobelt a couple weeks ago at Strange Coupling– an annual collaborative project between University of Washington seniors and graduate students with local working artists. Nick is a senior in Photomedia, with boundless energy and smarts. He’s been making photos like this (these are from a […]


I spent a day one time learning the basics of manuscript illumination. The instructor was an immersive teacher, reading psalms to us and playing monastic chants as we worked. The day had a long, slow cadence that involved layering and waiting, eating together and discussing the symbolic aspects of, for instance, breathing warm air onto […]


Last year, I stopped by this beautiful space in Oakland, CA, and admired both the tension-filled graceful sculptures by John Ruszel and Joanne Hashitani‘s delicate, intricate wall pieces. This coming Thursday… Concerns for the Environment EXHIBITION: July 18 – August 24, 2013 Group show including artworks by William Harsh, Carol Dalton, Jon Gariepy, Gala Bent, […]


Garden Variety

30Mar13

In her 1972 article, “A View of Modernism,” published in ArtForum, Rosalind Krauss describes the Modernist progression of -isms as a series of rooms in a line. Theorists and artists during the Modern period, she says, perceived each leap into a new ideal art as the entering of a new room, with the door to […]


family jewels

07Jan13

Psst. Come to the JewelBox Theater in Belltown this Wednesday from 7-10pm and take a peek at short pieces by a group of Seattle artists who work in animation/video: Latent Liminal Improbable Exuberance : Film night with Scott Kolbo, Gala Bent, Jennifer Zwick, Britta Johnson, Mandy Greer and Vis-a-Vis Society Something old, something new, something odd, something blue. […]


Haruko Nishimura from P. O’Brien | G. Miller on Vimeo. This season in Seattle is over-run by women in the arts– prompted by the Seattle Art Museum’s “Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris” that has recently opened. I’ll have work in two exhibitions that also celebrate women artists: Elles at SAM Gallery and Homage to Elles at […]


Tomorrow is the opening for the Neddy at Cornish exhibition– a meaty reception, from 5-9pm! If you are in or around Seattle, come on down. The big prizes were awarded to Stacey Rozich and Eirik Johnson, but all eight finalists (listed below) will have work in the show. I’ll have four pieces– two new. Work […]