Welcome to our creative network!

Check here for local art events, opportunities, and highlights, and stay in touch with both the Gage and global artistic communities.  

May 2023

Show by Modern Color Atelier Alum Dave Eggleston

May 2023

KOH Atelier Works
Student Exhibition at Axis Gallery Pioneer Square

May 2023

ATELIER SHOW Volume I: Classical
End of Year Exhibition by the Classical Atelier

April 2023

The Light Shines Through
Show by Terry Furchott

April 2023

The BRAVA Awards
Apply for a $15,000 prize!


Apply by May 1! Award provides $15,000 of unrestricted support plus recognition and publicity to four selected artists.

Complete information, application requirements and links, dates, and explanation of the selection process is available on BIMA’s website at biartmuseum.org/the-brava-awards
April 2023

Embodied @ Figure Ground Gallery
Show by Juliette Aristides and Dominique Medici


Embodied is a must-see exhibition of new works by two local and nationally celebrated figurative painters, Juliette Aristides and Dominique Medici, opening April 6th. 

April 6 – 27, 2023, open hours Thursdays and Sundays

Public Opening:
Thursday, April 6th, 5 - 9 PM

April 2023

A Year of Variations @ Equinox Studios
Show by Anne Beame


These works were all created in Ann's first year in the Modern Color Atelier. "My paintings start with observational studies where I am searching for simple, geometric shapes. I interpret and transform them into blocks of color and invented spaces."

Ann Beame is a second-year student in the Modern Color Atelier, and a graduate of the Faigin Still Life Atelier at Gage Academy of Art. 

March – April

Public Opening:
Art Attack, Saturday, April 8th

April 2023

David Orrin Smith @ Annie's Art and Frame


David Orrin Smith is a longtime Gage Student.

Public Opening:
Saturday, April 8th, 6 - 9 PM

MARCH 2023

EnGAGEd @ Greenwood Art Collective


Greenwood Art Collective presents: work from 15+ Gage Academy students and instructors Happening during their monthly artwalk (every second Friday), see EnGAGEd plus 7 other open galleries.
MARCH 2023

Abstract Iterations


The 10-week Gage class "Mentored Studies in Abstraction", instructed by Jeffrey Simmons, will be holding a group show at Rose and Orange Studios.

MARCH 2023

Charles Emerson – Lunar Poetics, Falling Angels and Meanderings
Gage Instructor Solo Show at harris/harvey gallery


In Lunar Poetics, Falling Angels and Meanderings, Pacific Northwest artist Charles Emerson shares richly hued abstract paintings that describe ethereal and atmospheric spaces. Embracing color as the foundation of his work, Emerson builds his compositions by applying layers of subtly varied tones that shift with light and harmoniously transcend. His paintings contain terrestrial forms, celestial shapes, and painterly marks, each depicting emotive cosmos with every varying palette.

March 2 – April 1, 2023

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 2, 6 - 8 PM 

Artist Talk:
Saturday, March 11, 2 PM 

See more of Charles' work


phantom burned @ Kirkland Arts Center
KOH Atelier Student chosen for Solo Show


Check out Gage KOH Atelier Student Heather Ormsbees’s upcoming solo show at the Kirkland Arts Center. Heather is a multi-disciplinary artist based in the outskirts of Seattle, WA. Her work is a glimpse into a physical and emotional journey which gesture you to come closer to her fire. A trained fire thrower, adrenaline junkie, and lover of the macabre, the painting series, phantom burned, illustrated various haunted figures playing with one of the most feared and fond of elements of the natural world.

January 13 – February 18, 2023

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 13th, 6 - 8 PM 

See more of Heather's work


Equinox VERY Open House
Art party hosted by Equinox Studios


The biggets party of the year! See art ~ buy art ~ make art. Support local artists and check out what our Georgetown Atelier students from the Modern Color, Flack Core Drawing, and Imaginitive Realism Ateliers have been up to!

Event Details:
Saturday, December 10th
3 - 9 PM: Artist Open Studios
After Dusk: Bonfire + Shenanigans Aplenty
6555 5th Ave S Seattle WA 98108

Learn More!

Ashwini Sadekar – A World of Color
Solo Show hosted by the Seward Park Audobon Center


"With brilliant colors artistically applied, the paintings created by Ashwini Sadekar celebrate the splendor of the natural world. Her paintings are influenced by her colorfully rich and diverse cultural heritage that are the art, architecture, dance, music, and language of West-Central India.

Now Ashwini's mastery of the visual spectrum of light dances on the walls of our Garry Oak Gallery just in time to counter-balance our pivot into the faint light of fall. Visit our gallery, October through year's end, and witness her play on color and shape, up close and in-person." – Seward Park Audobon Center

Sunday October 16th, 1 - 3 PM
Seward Park

See more of Ashwini's work


Christine Gedye – Flow States
Solo Show at Fountainhead Gallery


Check out Gage alum Christine Gedye’s upcoming solo show at Fountainhead Gallery. In Flow States, Gedye explores the Pacific Northwest's lakes, beaches and rivers, and illuminates the creative processes that fuel her artistic practice. Her contemporary landscapes are painted in oil over vintage collaged papers; they are rich with nuanced texture, subtle layers and atmospheric light.  

Mark your calendar for the Opening Reception on Saturday, October 1st, 5 - 7 pm. The show runs September 29 – October 29. Gallery is located on Queen Anne, and will be open seven days a week beginning in October.  

Gedye began her art training at Gage in 2001; she continues to take classes and workshops with us and has supported the school as a board member since 2017. “I started at Gage as a complete novice and was immediately hooked on where good instruction could take me. There is no substitute for learning the fundamentals from such committed instructors in a truly supportive community. I owe my career to the teaching artists at Gage.” She has been showing at Fountainhead Gallery since 2007. Learn more about Gedye on her website.

September 29 – October 29

Opening Reception:
Saturday October 1st, 5 - 7 PM 

See more of Christine's work


BIMA Spotlight – Juried Exhibition
Call for Artists


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art invites Puget Sound area artists to apply for the Museum’s first-ever juried group exhibition BIMA Spotlight. Submissions will be accepted September 1 through October 15, 2022. The exhibition opens on Friday, June 30, 2023, runs into September 2023 and is a cornerstone of BIMA’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. 

Friday, June 30, 2023, runs into September 2023

Submission Dates:
September 1 – October 15, 2022 



Beyond Description
Figure Ground Gallery


The exhibition presents 18 painters in dialogue with the visible world, seeking to translate felt perception into paint. For them, meaning is located in the form itself, derived and generated in the relationships between the artist, the motif, and the painting.

August 4 – September 30, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th 5-9 PM and Thursday, September 1st 5-9 PM
Figure Ground Gallery
122 South Jackson Street, Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98104
JULY 2022

Magrath Sculpture Atelier and Practicum Exhibition
at Figure Ground Gallery


Figure Ground Gallery will be hosting a pop-up show by the Magrath Atelier at the end of the month. See the work produced in this intensive sculpture program!

Saturday, July 30th 6-8 PM 

Figure Ground Gallery
122 South Jackson Street, Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98104
JUNE 2022

Emergence at Antonio Salon
by Rachel Solimeno


'Emergence’ is a body of work that investigates the ways we are emerging from obscurity and choose to show our multiple selves. Paintings fracture and merge portraits with memories of the past. The feminine form evolves from the male gaze drawing on personal history and narratives based on Rachel’s glossy grandmother in the 1960s and time spent at home with the plants.

Opening Reception: June 10 @ 7 PM
Antonio Salon, Seattle, WA
MAY 2022

Artist Talk
Grace Flott in conversation with Scott Méxcal

Learn about Flott's inspiration for her solo exhibition Exposure Therapy, on view at Figure Ground Gallery May 5–30th. In conversation with Méxcal, Flott shares her influences and links her work into larger social narratives around the gaze, identity performance, disability/disfigurement, and art as healing.

12:30–1:30 PM PST on Saturday, May 21st.
Free with registration. Register for the in-person event HERE. Stream online HERE.
APRIL 2022

The Spring Garden at Antonio Salon
by Ashwini Sadekar


"The Spring Garden at Antonio" - A dream project where you will experience Ashwini's geometry of nature in a playful color choreography in the elegant Antonio Salon! See and purchase artwork from the show HERE. This is a fundraiser art event: 20% of the proceeds from the show will go to Pike Market Food Bank.

April 4 – May 30, 2022
Opening Reception: May 13 @ 7 PM
Antonio Salon, Seattle, WA
MARCH 2022

Exposure Therapy, a solo exhibition
by Grace Athena Flott


"This work is an exploration of my personal identity within larger narratives of voyeurism and performance. The paintings are acts of vulnerability, for me and for the subjects... Exposure - a leaving open without defense - as part of an intentional performance can create the potential for healing... Ultimately I hope to extend dignity to my subjects by returning their agency and autonomy. Such agency does not disallow the pleasure we may take in looking. Rather, some subjects might revel in it."

May 5 through May 30, 2022
Figure Ground Gallery 
Seattle, WA

Image: Grace Flott - Resting Place, Oil on panel, 12x12 in.
MARCH 2022

Join us at the 2022 Gage Spring Art Auction & Gala!


The Gage Academy of Art Board of Trustees and Staff welcomes you to join us at the 2022 Spring Art Auction & Gala. An immersive in-person and online experience, expect to be transported into a world of beautiful bubbles, captivating visuals, and art that will take you out of your bubble and into an event that you won't forget. The event features an online & in-person auction of artworks and experiences by local artists and community members.

Date: April 23rd
Location: Fremont Studios

Join Willow Heath for a free & SPOOKY Art-to-go!


Draw and paint a beautiful plump autumn pumpkin with watercolor artist, storyteller, and illustrator Willow Heath. Learn about Willow's upcoming cookbook featuring 80 cozy soup recipes and over 30 full color food illustrations, and hear the amazing story of how author Caroline Wright and artist Willow Heath came to create two books together. Willow will also share Caroline's delicious Jamaican Pumpkin and Red Pea soup recipe.

Date: October 29th
Time: 12 -1:30p

Join Jamie Rawding for her October Exhibition "RECONSTRUCTION"


RECONSTRUCTION will feature at least 20 works by Rawding including oil paintings as well as digital photo encaustic portraits. This is a series of partial-body portraits of women whose breast reconstruction after surgery for cancer included chest tattoos. The tattoos are like a balm, a comfort in that they promote healing. Learn more about Jamie and the exhibition HERE!

Image: Jamie Rawding - Kim E., Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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