Joan Stuart Ross, Ballard resident and current co-owner/manager of BallardWorks, is one of 4 local recipients of the 2022 SOLA award. Founded in 2016, the SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) Awards seeks to honor, encourage, and celebrate the lifetime contributions of women whose artwork has not been sufficiently or widely recognized. We're thrilled to extend our congratulations to Joan on this extraordinary achievement!
Joan's Artist Statement
"My work is inspired by exploratory imagery and inventions of color within relationships, connections, juxtapositions and dynamic arrangements. My art’s search for life force, energy, and meaning is to engage color and shape as value and depth. Metaphorical form, complementary and analogous colors, symbols and glyphs suggest a vital undercurrent.
The forms in my paintings, prints, and drawings are inspired by growth--the poplar tree, hydrangea blossom, oyster shell, the grid, and implied text. Color, mark, rhythm, repetition, pattern and diversion reveal my visual reach and extension."
Learn more about Joan and the SOLA awards here or visit Joan's website.
Seattle artist Seth Goodkind brings a whole new body of work to the public for the first time! Join us at Push/Pull on 11/17/2022 from 6-9pm for the opening reception (a Third Thursday event by Bal-Art).
“Cognitive Dissidents is my first 3-D art show. I have always enjoyed building models and working with miniatures, but over the last 5 years as my drawing and tattoo work has transitioned to digital and became a “job,” miniatures increasingly took over as my creative outlet. I love the idea of enclosed worlds. They have a quality of unreality that is isolated from our touch. The scenes feel living, but unreal, there is something inside of them that I’m not the architect of – I’m just giving them the opportunity to exist. Each piece comes together almost as a stream of consciousness assemblage, as an idea strikes me, and I find themes, scales, locations and elements that when put together, challenge or defy our sense of expected reality.”
Seth Goodkind is a tattoo artist at True Love Tattoo and a founding member of Push/Pull, an arts collective in Ballard, Seattle.
View the original even listing here.
Third Thursdays in Ballard, 6pm - 9pm