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Art Museum Lobby,Beacon Gallery,Garden Gallery,George and David Lewis Roof Garden,Jon and Lillian Lovelace Gallery,MESA Gallery,Rachel Feferman Gallery,Sherry Grover Gallery,Steve and Harriet Davis Community Gallery,John Kenyon Ellis Bistro
June 24 - October 01, 2017
wood matchsticks, madrone branch, scale model figures
March 10 — June 4, 2018
Members Party: Friday, March 9, 6:30 – 9 PM. RSVP required – BIMA Members only.
Public Opening/Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 10, 2-5 PM. Open to the public. Admission is free – donations encouraged.
BIMA is proud to present Rodriguez’s first solo art museum exhibition in the Northwest, following his solo show at The University of Texas, El Paso. George Rodriguez is originally from El Paso, and currently lives in Seattle. His large-scale ceramic sculptures are a blend of traditional folk art and contemporary fine art and craft - hand-built and enhanced with various surface patterns, colors and glazes.
Rodriguez engages directly with political, social and cultural issues, addressing Mexican-Americans and other communities of color in the United States and beyond. His work speaks to the experiences of immigrants, political refugees, and other often marginalized communities. He notes: “My work blends my interest in human psychology, community and love for decoration and embellishment… I use traditional and iconic imagery and forms to make my work feel familiar. Through the narratives I choose, I bring whimsical, serious and approachable aspects into my work. I realize that even when the content is heavy it can still be made accessible… Community is a strong force that influences my artwork and life. I value the communities that I have formed and am continuing to expand on. My artwork aims to bring people closer and act as markers for people to congregate around.”
George Rodriguez has a BFA in Ceramics from The University of Texas, El Paso (2006), and an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington (2009). His work was further inspired by a Bonderman Travel Fellowship from the University of Washington (2009) and has been featured on the cover of American Craft magazine, published by the American Craft Council (2015). He has had several solo exhibitions at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle and is an art faculty member at North Seattle College.
Schreivogl was born and raised in Seattle and received a BFA from Western Washington University (Bellingham) in 1994. She is a prolific painter and writer and is currently completing a book about creativity. Her work is spontaneous and intuitive, with a large dose of whimsy. She seeks to transmit the joy she sees and feels in everyday activities and also paints plein air landscapes. Her last name means “screeching bird,” and, although she is very allergic to birds, they are prominent in her paintings. She has always carried a pen and sketchpad - whether she has studied in France, taught English in Japan, or during her travels by bicycle across the U.S.
Schreivogl has been the subject of numerous media articles in the Northwest, most recently in American Art Collector, October 2009, and named "Best of the West" for the Northwest by Southwest Art Magazine, August 2006. She was also the featured poster artist for the Port Townsend Film Festival (2014), Anacortes Jazz Festival (2004, 2005), the Anacortes Arts Festival (2006), among others.
She has been represented by Simon Mace Gallery in Port Townsend and Gallery Cygnus, La Conner. Her work can be found in public and private collections nationwide. BIMA is proud to feature Schreivogl in her first art museum solo exhibition.
This group exhibition is a partnership project, co-curated by Marie Weichman (Professor of Art, Olympic College), Bill Baran-Mickle (Artist and Board Member of BARN - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network), and Greg Robinson, Chief Curator (BIMA). Home celebrates the opening of Olympic College’s new building and art gallery on the Bremerton campus, showcasing diverse ideas and concepts of home.
This exhibition will open in late January in Bremerton, and will be expanded at BIMA beginning March 10th. Over 30 artists from the Puget Sound region have been invited, including: Larry Ahvakana (sculpture, Suquamish); Maggie Ball (quilts, Bainbridge Island); Nancy Megan Corwin (jewelry and small metals, Seattle); Kris Ekstrand (drawings and prints, Skagit Valley); Carla Grahn (sculpture/installation, Seattle); Richard Notkin (ceramics, Vaughn); Preston Wadley (sculpture, Seattle); William Walcott (paintings, Silverdale); and Kay Walsh (photography, Bainbridge Island).
Walcott presents his paintings blending realism, narrative, and sometimes humor, ranging from still lifes to iconic regional scenes.
Rachel Feferman Gallery
June 24 - October 01, 2017
Jon and Lillian Lovelace Gallery
October 14 - February 14, 2018