Bellevue Art Museum

Bellevue, Washington

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Bellevue Art Museum to Showcase 49 Artists in 6th Pacific Northwest Annual

Bellevue Art Museum will present its sixth Pacific Northwest Annual from June 28 through August 17, 1997. The juried exhibition includes 90 works by 49 artists from the region and represents works in all media.

Lars Rosenblad, Constriction, 1996


The juror for this exhibition is Kathryn Kanjo, Curator of Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum.

"For me, the jurying process permitted a unique opportunity to consider the visual diversity of the Northwest in a single moment," stated Ms. Kanjo. "While the Annual can only include select artists, I hope the exhibition reflects the vitality of the region evident in the 562 entries. Many of the works are quietly contemplative; others are aggressively humorous. There is both a concern for craft and and interest in immediacy; there is abstraction and representation. I'm impressed by the range of artistic activity in the Northwest and grateful to all of the artists who entered."

Shelly Jordan, Sweet Delicata, 1996


Kathryn Kanjo will present Awards of Excellence for the Pacific Northwest Annual during the opening reception for the exhibition, Friday, June 27, from 5:30 to 8:00pm..

Flora Book, Double Abacus Cuff, 1996


Bellevue Art Museum's Director, Diane Douglas, announced that a $1000 People's Choice Award will be given at the Summer Celebration reception Tuesday, August 12, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the gallery. Ballots for the award will be available to all exhibit visitors.

Installation view, Bellevue Art Museum, 1996


"The Annual is a unique exhibit" said Douglas. "The People's Choice Award creates an important connection between these talented Northwest artists and those who come to the Museum to experience their efforts."

Cheryl dos Remedios, Pollo con Viper, 1997


The Bellevue Art Museum offers daily docent tours and special World Language Tours to individuals, families, schools and businesses upon request. The sponsor for this exhibition is PONCHO with sustained Commission and Washington State Arts Commission.

Peter de Lory, Canyonland, 1997



Heir Apparent: Receiving the Secrets of Venetian Glass

Sept. 6 - Nov. 16, 1997


In 1292, a Venetian city ordinance stated that on pain of death, no craftsman could leave the island of Murano or teach a resident foreigner any of the glass trade secrets without express permission. So how did the secrets of Venetian glass make their way to Seattle seven centuries late? They were stolen by the eyes of glass artists of course! This show will contribute an important part to the history of glass art in the Northwest. Objects, personae and milieu combine to reveal a part of the story you may not know. The show will feature twenty American and Italian works that highlight Venetian techniques and an American sense of sculpture. There will also be a selection of Venetian glass from the 19th century that establishes the historical connection to the work and experimentation of the craftsmen from Murano. Guest Curator: Jennifer Lewis, Dale Chihuly Studio.


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