Join the Gage community to celebrate the Best of Gage, showcasing drawings, paintings and sculptures by Gage student artists.
Select works submitted to the exhibition, as well as pieces from the Gage Ateliers, are for sale during the Friday evening event only! This is your chance to collect beautiful pieces of art at affordable prices and support the talented artists who made them.pictured: Big and Small, by Josh Pemberton, 3rd Place, Figure, 2012
Join the celebration as students, artists and art lovers alike peruse three floors of artwork exhibiting diverse media, subjects and individual style.
Awards are given in seven categories: Abstract, Beginner, Figure, Landscape, Portrait, Sculpture, Still Life, and are chosen by guest juror Beth Sellars (see below). First, Second and Third Place will be awarded in each category, with the winning works featured in the Steele Gallery. Three additional prizes will be awarded – Best in Show, the annual People's Choice Award, and new in 2013, a Best Drawing award.
pictured: Devotion, by Ioulia Kouskova, 3rd Place Portrait 2012.
GUEST JUROR: Beth Sellars
Beth Sellars has served as a museum curator in the Pacific Northwest since 1975, and more recently as curator of the City of Seattle's Portable Art Collection, where she managed the 3,000-plus artworks that make the rounds of Seattle's publicly owned buildings. Sellars currently works as an independent curator, and serves as curator of Suyama Space, a gallery she co-founded in 1998. She has served on numerous regional and national jury panels, museum and arts organization boards and committees, and has lectured internationally. Under Sellars' stewardship, Suyama Space has featured artists of national and international reputation in site-specific format, and is lauded as one of the Northwest’s premier contemporary art spaces.
For one night only, Gage offers the opportunity to purchase select works from the Best of Gage exhibition and the studios of our dedicated atelier students starting at just $25. Take home an original piece of art while supporting your favorite artist and your favorite art school!
Best of Gage is sponsored by: