Juliette Aristides is a Seattle based painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. Aristides is the founder and instructor of the Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA. Juliette teaches workshops both nationally and internationally. Author of Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice, Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice, Lessons in Classical Drawing and Lessons in Classical Painting, published by Watson-Guptill, NY. Vice President and Cofounder of the Da Vinci Initiative. Providing artistic training to public school educators nationally. Aristides frequently contributes to Artist & Illustrators and Artists Magazine. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist and Gulf Connoisseur Magazine. She exhibits in one person and group shows nationally including a solo exhibition, "Observations" at the Reading Public Museum of Art in Reading, Pennsylvania (2014).
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.