Medium: Vitreograph Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 13 inches Artist details:Pacific Northwest, American, 1976 Date Finished: 2017 Edition: 4
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "Beres' vitreograph strikes directly at the absurdity of America's supposed 'separation of church and state' with this interpretation of her official motto. The phrase sinks down into the rising darkness that threatens to envelope it, much like democracy decays when systemic oppression masquerades as Christian values."
Medium: Color etching Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 6 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1929 - 2017 Date finished: 1999 Edition: AP, numbered
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager): "As soon as spring slowly emerges in the Pacific Northwest, my focus turns to sunshine and bright colors to pull me out of winter. This etching is the perfect remedy for spring fever. The poppy's red could not be more intense and the contrast of the black could not be richer. Poppies are underestimated for their small size but I appreciate their wild nature and bold color; small but mighty, one of Art Hansen's specialties."
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1937 - 2012 Date finished: 1992 Edition: of 27 Reference: LD 192
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): "During a road trip along highway 101, in the middle of nowhere, my friend and I pulled over to look at the stars near the edge of a cliff. There was no light pollution and we stood there in the freezing cold for a long while - silent and still. It’s a powerful thing to feel that small underneath something so big. I was reminded of my human-ness and felt connected to that stillness and place. Lockwood Dennis captures so much of how I felt in that moment. His works typically have multiple colors, but here, Dennis chose to let a single color convey the magnitude of a brief moment. This small woodcut even captures the bright glow of the stars reflected on the cliff face."
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 12 x 8 inches (image) 17 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1987 Date finished: 2019 Edition: AP
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "I'm delighted and pleasantly surprised by how lasting an impression this graphic yucca print has left on me since first seeing it. The vertical format, rich black gradient, and unexpected use of negative space are simple and satisfying. There's nothing to overthink and everything to enjoy. It's incredibly charming how Spitzack has taken an ordinary subject and made such striking imagery with it."
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1987 Date finished: 2010 Edition: AP
Recommended by Sam (Owner & Director): "This striking image was created from a single woodblock. Spitzack convincingly captures what it is to struggle against the wind. The power required to combat that force and the resulting negative space left behind, are reinforced by the bent posture and aggressive treatment of the arms and hands of the figure."
Medium: Drypoint Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches Artist details:Pacific Northwest, American, 1976 Date Finished: 2017 Edition: of 5
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager): "Ben Beres consistently surprises me in the ways that he can make me laugh and make me cry. Beres creates a range of works from bold and direct to intricate and convoluted. For me, Your Heart is so wonderful because it is visually bold but the feelings it carries are complicated and intricate. The print is hot pink and punchy, overstated and simple. But its simplicity also gives it honesty and shows raw emotion. The language reminds me of a teenage tantrum yet with a deep and dark emotion behind it. The words seem painstakingly handwritten, not elegantly but heartbreakingly. First it seems inviting, then it brings you to your knees."
Medium: Etching with chine-collé Dimensions: 9 x 14 inches (Image) 12 x 17 inches (Sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Pacific Northwest, American Date Finished: 2016 Edition: of 3 EV
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "Storytelling is paramount in Michèle Landsaat's works, which are created for narrative artist's books. The Busy City is a backdrop for one such story, and its whimsical frenzy draws you in to the imagined world. Landsaat creates a tapestry of details in the style of simplicity, layered with countless invitations to the viewer's curiosity. Viewed outside the context of an artist's book, the viewer begins to tell stories of their own about the characters and moments within. Busy City is a delicious opportunity to unleash the imagination."
Medium: Monotype Dimensions: 13 x 38 inches Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1962 Date finished: 2018 Edition: 1/1
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Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "This piece masterfully embodies three compelling elements; the satisfying contrast between the day and night sky, the mysterious appeal of light portrayed on paper, and mankind's deep fascination with the spiritual implications of our massive universe. Orville has neatly packaged time and space into a comprehensible experience contained on the paper, allowing the viewer to experience the marvel of staring at the heavens without the anxiety of how miniscule and fleeting we are. Her flawless monotype technique is photo-realistic, yet the soft quality of the ink is far more soothing than looking at the real thing."
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 16 x 13 inches (Image) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1937 - 2012 Date finished: 1985 Edition: of 10 Reference: LD 16
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "This lovely monochromatic scene by Lockwood Dennis is a perfect package of sentimental Seattle; the street scene with the viaduct and Puget Sound views, all just moments away from our gallery, encapsulates the essence of what I hold dear about my home city."
Medium: Drypoint Dimensions: 3 x 15 inches (image) 7 3/4 x 22 11/2 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Pacific Northwest, American, 1976 Date Finished: 2017 Edition: of 5
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): I'm very drawn to Ben Beres' pieces with a single, evocative phrase. It leaves a lot open to interpretation, and the appeal for me is the curiosity I have about what he thinking about or referring to when he made it. I chose this one for its unexpectedly bright colors.
Medium: Etching, chine-collé Dimensions: 6 x 4 inches Signature: Signed Artist details:Pacific Northwest, American, 1976 Date Finished: 2012 Edition: of 7
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): Ben Beres' work is like someone's diary exploded onto a few hundred sheets of paper, and I'm the type of person who would kill to read everyone's diaries. Fuck is my favorite word, and this sentiment sums up how I feel about 2020.
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 9 x 7 inches (image) 15 x 11 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1937 - 2012 Date finished: 1992 Edition: of 21 Reference: LD 199
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher): Seattle legend, Lockwood Dennis, pulls the still sweetness of a nighttime walk through the city into this small print for us. Dennis' skill with carving tools is impressive. With as few marks as possible, he curves the blades of grass, hints at clouds being lit by moonlight, and makes the sleeping buildings glow - all with only the barest hint of the moon's crescent shape peeking out from the top of the image. I like how this print packs a great deal of feeling into it, without needing any color to tell a beautiful story.