Burien-Area Painter/Photographer Showcased At Art Gallery

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The Burien Arts Association (BAA) will present an exhibition of paintings and photography by Highline area artists Mark Eaton and Doris Jew Conrath at the Burien Art Gallery, starting Thurs. Oct. 2nd.

The BAA will host an evening reception on Friday, Oct. 3rd, from 7-9pm.

The work emphasizes each artist’s conception of our environment – both the built environment and the natural landscape.

Photographer Doris Jew Conrath earned a BA in Design from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a BFA in photography from Art Center College of Design and studio arts MFA from Cal State Los Angeles and began a career as a freelance photographer and staff photographer at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Her exhibitions include the Laguna Art Museum and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. She is recipient of a King County Arts Commission and was a2007 Surdna Arts Teacher Fellow. Doris has been a photography instructor with Tacoma Public Schools since 1997.

Painter Mark Eaton was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Seattle. Though he received some education from Cornish College of the Arts and assorted workshops, Mark is largely a self-taught artist. Mark Eaton’s first inkling of his future career came in the first grade when he noticed a classmate drawing secretly during a lesson.  Mark immediately felt that art is what he “came to do.” Now a full-time artist, Mark works primarily in oils employing underpainting and glazing techniques.  His landscape work will be on display at the upcoming show.

Three Artists United painters – Stan Lane, Diane Gardner and Guenter Winkelmann – will also be shown in October and November at the Burien Art Gallery, and the Burien Art Gallery’s Education Annex will feature the work of local art instructors Rob Droessler and Julie Quesnell-Blackmore.

The Burien Art Gallery is located at 421 SW 146th in Burien, and is open from 11am-6pm Wednesday through Friday; 12pm-5pm on Saturday and  12pm-4pm on Sunday.

For further information about this exhibit or the Burien Arts Association, please contact Erin Williamson directly at (360) 609-6864 or via e-mail at [email protected] or visit their website: www.burienarts.org.

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