Juried Show At Burien Arts Gallery Continues Thru Jan. 18th

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Our friends at the Burien Arts Gallery sent us a reminder that their juried show continues through Sunday, Jan. 18th:

Be prepared to be dazzled and delighted with the show at the Burien Art Gallery.

In a juried show, a professional artist judges the works that are submitted. He or she decides which ones to hang and which will be awarded a winning rosette. The artists on display represent a wide spectrum of local talent from Artists United. This active organization was founded in 1949 and now works closely with the Burien Art Gallery.

This year Pam Ingalls, a professional and very talented artist from Vashon Island served as juror with the daunting task of deciding what to include among a field of outstanding pieces. Come and see for yourselves and decide which ones you love and then vote for your favorites or favorite for the separate “Peoples’ Choice Award.” They range from delicate watercolors, to scintillating acrylics, bold oils and edgy mixed media.

As you enter the gallery you are greeted by a pastel portrait, a watercolor of pink flowers and a large oil still life. The smaller gallery to your left has some whimsical paintings exuding a sense of joy. The larger gallery on the same floor has some riveting watercolors and other media which include landscapes, still life and people staring out at the viewer or absorbed in some activity. “Once upon a time” stands out as a very satisfying non-objective piece.

The upper galleries unveil more treasures. The juxtaposition of an eye popping still life of glass vases and another with the serene and nostalgic quality of an Edith Wharton novel is quite astounding. I was amazed at an artist’s ability to take a mundane subject like a fire hydrant or some red-striped mints and turn it into a work of art that transcends time and place.

Throughout the show the preponderance of landscapes is a fine example of the diversity of styles and endless variations that appeal so much to artists and viewers alike.

As an added bonus, anther installation of small square pictures is housed in the lower gallery. These were part of a fund raising event held in November by the Burien Arts Association. These works represent many fine artists working in Seattle and sell for $40.

Come and be part of the Burien art scene and support your local artists.

The Burien Arts Gallery is located at 421 SW 146th Street, near the Burien branch of the King County Library, nestled within the tall trees of Dottie Harper Park:

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