Fountainhead Gallery continues its 20th anniversary celebration with a special sale

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 11.12.09 AMAt the beginning of March, we posted on the new era for Fountainhead Gallery as it marked a 20 year milestone on Queen Anne. A celebration was held in conjunction with the last Queen Anne Art Walk, with music, art, and more, as the gallery expands beyond visual art to all cultural arts.

Now, Fountainhead is hosting a special anniversary sale. All art work is 20% off through the end of the month. If you’ve had your eye on a painting you saw at the last Art Walk or you’ve just been admiring something in the window, now is the time to add something unique to your walls.

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The sale, the first ever that Fountainhead has held, also extends beyond the main gallery to its back rooms. Fountainhead has hundreds of works of art, waiting for a new home. Stop by Fountainhead at 625 W McGraw St this week, the sale ends Thursday, March 31st.

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Fountainhead Gallery celebrates 20 years on Queen Anne this month

Fountainhead Gallery, our local art gallery and Queen Anne Art Walk destination, is marking a major milestone this month – 20 years on Queen Anne. To celebrate, the gallery is featuring a special opening reception this Saturday as it kicks off “Twenty Springs,” an exhibition of artwork from seven Pacific Northwest artists: Laura Beso, Scott Lantz, Jim Matthew, Bobbie Mueller, Eric Rau, Angelita Surmon and Lou Wall.

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Scott Lantz, Market Early A.M.

As it turns twenty, Fountainhead is looking to the future with a focus on becoming a community arts and cultural center on Queen Anne.

Owners Sue and Ron envision Fountainhead as a space that “not only features our visual artists in solo and group shows, but will occasionally feature and support select performing arts and artists, showcasing music, poetry, drama, as well as an arts and lecture series, Enlighten Me, where dynamic speakers and visionaries from all walks of life and varied backgrounds share their expertise on a variety of relevant and timely subjects, entertain questions and promote openhearted dialogue.”

The opening reception this Saturday, March 5th signals the transition, highlighting not only visual artwork, but also music. Seattle guitarist Amir Beso will perform his “magical melodies” at the reception. You can check out early previews of artwork not pictured in this post on Fountainhead’s website.

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Jim Matthew, Love in Warmer Climes

The Twenty Springs reception coincides with this Saturday’s Queen Anne Art Walk, which runs from 4pm to 7pm. The Fountainhead reception and performance by Amir Beso begins at 5pm and concludes at 7pm.

Be sure to stop by Fountainhead, 625 W McGraw St, this Saturday with happy anniversary wishes and promise for the future as cultural arts find a home at the corner of McGraw and 7th Ave W.

Join the Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday and play the Stamp Challenge

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for the Queen Anne Art Walk. The Art Walk will run from 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, February 6th at participating businesses on Upper Queen Anne.

DreamscapesJoin the Art Walk to see great local art and play the Art Walk Stamp Challenge too. Just pick up a map at any of the Art Walk businesses and get it stamped at every stop along your route. Not only will it help direct you to the art displays, but it’ll also garner you a prize if you fill the map with stamps.

Completed stamp maps can be exchanged for either a $5 gift certificate for Idunn Salon and Spa or BOGO coffee from El Diablo.

Participating businesses that will serve as gallery spaces this Saturday include Idunn Salon and Spa, Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, El Diablo Coffee, Queen Anne Olive Oil, and Caffe Ladro.

The Fountainhead Gallery is also participating in the Art Walk. It’s latest show featuring Uyen Tran Gjerde’s ‘Dreamscapes’ paintings is a must-see. (Photo from The Fountainhead’s show)

Get out this Saturday to support local artists and keep the Queen Anne Art Walk a regular first-Saturday event!

Queen Anne Art Walk is Saturday on Upper Queen Anne

Laura Beso

Laura Beso, acrylic on canvas

The monthly Queen Anne Art Walk is tomorrow, Saturday, December 5th. Sandwiched between Holiday Magic tonight and Sunday’s Chanukah Let It Glow celebration, the Art Walk fills the gap and provides a good reason to stay on Queen Anne all weekend.

This month’s Art Walk includes a Holiday Group Show, Peace, at The Fountainhead Gallery, as well as art from local artists on display at local shops and businesses. At The Fountainhead alone you can see over 60 works of art by 30 different artists.

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Sandra Power, Enamel Bowl with Grey Silk, oil on panel

The two works pictured in the post are both from the Peace show at The Fountainhead, and there are many more that range in style from abstract to realism.

The Queen Anne Art Walk runs from 4pm to 7pm, and many of the participating venues will also be serving beverages and bites.

Participating businesses are listed below, and they include several different spots around Queen Anne – 6th Ave W & Crockett, McGraw & 7th Av W, and Queen Anne Ave N:

Stacya Silverman & Associates, Skin Care Salon, 614 W McGraw

Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, 624 W McGraw

Wink Hair Studio, 623 W McGraw

Meadow Boutique, 1959 6th Ave W

Bustle Café, 535 W McGraw

Minx Designs, 603 W Crockett

IDunn Salon and Spa, 610 W Crockett

Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, 608 W Crockett

Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W Crockett

Cafe Ladro, 2205 Queen Anne Ave N

Queen Anne Olive Oil, 1629 Queen Anne Ave N

El Diablo, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N

Be sure to stop by to see new artwork and support local artists. If you’re an artist interested in showing your work at future Art Walks, check out the Facebook page for information and contacts.

Help keep the momentum going for future Queen Anne Art Walks, and soak in the sights as you take an evening stroll around Queen Anne tomorrow night!

Annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is Saturday

QA Artist Trunk ShowThe annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at the Queen Anne Community Center. The family-friendly, free event showcases the talents of over 35 local artists with goods that are made in Seattle.

In addition to the variety of handmade goods and artists-on-hand, the event also features entertainment for the little ones, including Tangerine Tales face-painting at 11:30am, a show by Alleyoop at 1:15pm, magic by Louie Foxx at 2:15pm, and Sparkle Leigh the Mermaid telling tales at 3:3opm.

Meanwhile, adults can shop for a variety of wares, including paintings, prints, jewelry, clothing, hand-knitted items, ceramics, soaps, and more.

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You can see samples of what to expect on the event’s Facebook page. The Trunk Show kicks off at 11am and runs until 4pm, and is timed well for shopping small and local for the holiday season.

Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday features Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly

BotanicalThe success of the first Queen Anne Art Walk has spawned a second one – let’s see if we can keep it going. The Queen Anne Art Walk is this Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 7pm. This time the theme is “Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly” – so mark your calendars and get ready to stroll along the streets pictured in the map below on a sunny summer evening.

PrecipiceIn addition to seeing some great local, original art from various artists, you can also enjoy bubbly and treats at the Art Walk locations: Castillo Upholstery, Wink Salon, Fountainhead Gallery, Bustle Cafe, Meadow Boutique, Minx Design, Targy’s Tavern, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, Idunn Salon and Spa, and Stacya Silverman Art and Beauty.

Get out and support local art and our newest Art Walk on Queen Anne!


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