Past Exhibitions

Partnership with The Chicago Brewseum

Beer + Glass

Partnership with The Chicago Brewseum

OPENING

Thursday, September 5
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us for an opening celebration and special event showcasing partner and local breweries with iconic beer glasses made by Pilchuck artists.

*Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk offers free parking opportunities. Click here for more information.

What happens when beer meets glass? Well, yeah, that! We’re excited to announce that Pilchuck Glass School and Chicago Brewseum are partnering to bring you Beer + Glass: Exhibition Opening & Reception, an exciting exhibition opening on Thursday, September 5.

The evening reception includes a brief conversation with artists and representatives from both organizations, including beer expert and author Randy Mosher. Guests will also have the chance to purchase iconic beer glasses reimagined by Pilchuck artists, either as individual glasses or as comprehensive sets.

Be the first to see this unique blend of history and artistry. In honor of this creative collaboration, our friends at Pike Brewing Company in Seattle and Forbidden Root in Chicago have brewed up a one time, limited edition beer to commemorate the occasion. Be the first to see this unique blend of history and artistry and join us at Pilchuck's downtown Seattle gallery during the September First Thursday Art Walk!

Featured artists include Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Beccy Feather, DH McNabb, Michael Schunke, Ed Schmid, Jeremy Bert, and Tyler Gordon.

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BEER + GLASS: A FIELD TRIP TO PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL
Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Includes Campus Tour, Glassblowing Demonstration, and Beer Tasting

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets are $65 each and must be purchased in advance online. 21+

Join us for a rare opportunity to visit and explore the Pilchuck Glass School campus through the lens of beer. Enjoy a beer-centric glassblowing demonstration by artist (and home brewer) Ed Schmid, hear talks by beer expert Randy Mosher, and take a tour of the iconic Pilchuck campus.

For questions about the 'Field Trip,' contact Liz Garibay at liz@chicagobrewseum.org.

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Thursday, October 3 - Thursday, October 17, 2019

First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, October 3
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Come visit Pilchuck’s Seattle Exhibition Space this October to preview a sample of the art work featured in the 41st Annual Auction and Gala.

Featured artwork by:

Bernice Akamine 
Julie Alland 
Martin Blank
Christina Bothwell
Simone Cenepese 
Nirit Dekel
Ruby Dorchester 
Gregory Grenan 
Suzanne Head 
Josh Hershman 
Anthony James
Mary Josephson
Masami Koda 
Priscilla Kar Yee Lo 
Richard Marquis
Davide Penso
Morgan Peterson
Crista Van Scyck-Matteson
Andrea Spencer 
Megan Stelljes 
David Walters

Green Room

Brent Rogers

Green Room

JULY 11 - AUGUST 29

Opening Receptions + Vinyl Nights

Thursday, July 11
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, August 1
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Green Room is an installation of multi-media glass work by Brent Rogers, exploring different approaches to the relationship between visual and audio stimuli, design-based self-expression, and our interaction with everyday objects.

These physical investigations form two interactive viewing spaces, a set of non-conventional speaker enclosure designs by Brent Rogers, and a collection of collaborative work made by design company HelloVisual.

Celebrating Pride in the glass community

Plain Sight

Celebrating Pride in the glass community

June 6 - 28, 2019

Opening Reception*
Thursday, June 6
5:00pm - 8:00pm

*Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk offers free parking opportunities. Click here for more information.

In honor of Pride, Pilchuck Glass School is hosting a month-long exhibition in June to showcase the LGBTQIA+ identifying members of the glass community! Featuring ten artists, the collection stands as an exploration of visibility and the queer narrative in our ever-evolving society.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, a pivotal turning point in the gay civil rights movement. Since June 28th, 1970, LGBTQIA+ identifying people have gathered to commemorate their struggles, recognize their successes, celebrate their sexual diversity and gender variance, and advocate for their communities.

“LGBTQIA+ Pride Month,” or what we now simply call “Pride”, is a sensation that takes place world-wide, celebrating the human right to live our truth, stand in the face of adversity, and continue to make strides towards societal liberation.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Cat Burns
Joseph S. Cavalieri
David K. Chatt
Caroline Landau
Paul Messink
Jazz Mom
Joe Sircoulomb
Chelsea Thompto
C. Miguel Unson
Jeff Zimmer


This juried exhibition will run June 6 - 28, 2019 at Pilchuck's Seattle Exhibition Space, located in Pioneer Square.

Hannah Marie Smith, Jimmy Anderegg, Charles Cohan, Alex Gibson, Kelvin Mason, Shandra McLane Hannah Marie Smith, Jimmy Anderegg, Charles Cohan, Alex Gibson, Kelvin Mason, Shandra McLane

Editional Research

Hannah Marie Smith, Jimmy Anderegg, Charles Cohan, Alex Gibson, Kelvin Mason, Shandra McLane

April 4 - May 31, 2019

Opening Reception + Artist Talk*
Thursday, April 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM

First Thursday Art Walk*
Thursday, May 2
5:00 - 8:00 PM

*Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk offers free parking opportunities. Click here for more information.

During the 2018 John H. Hauberg Fellowship at Pilchuck, six artists converged to investigate and document the unique printmaking process of vitreography. Glass plates were etched, engraved, and polished in a variety of ways to hold ink. Editional Research features prints made by the Hauberg Fellows to showcase the possibility of using glass as a tool. 

Join us for a pre-release celebration of their forthcoming book that documents these processes alongside a collection of their work on display.

 Artists include:

Hannah Marie Smith, Jimmy Anderegg, Charles Cohan, Alex Gibson, Kelvin Mason, and Shandra McLane.

 

 

Callan, Gilbert, Lozar, Heath, Statom, Berres, Weiss, Lebow, Wright, Gindhart

Secret Admirer

Callan, Gilbert, Lozar, Heath, Statom, Berres, Weiss, Lebow, Wright, Gindhart

February 7 - March 28, 2019

Opening Receptions
Thursday, February 7
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, March 7
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk offers free parking opportunities. Click here for more information.

Who inspires you? Pilchuck invited five established artists to ask themselves that very question and nominate a younger artist, whose work they find inspiring, to show alongside them in Secret Admirer.

Embodying the true spirit of Pilchuck Glass School, this exhibition exemplifies our community of artists supporting artists. This diverse group of artists represent the broad range of talent and skill that makes the Pilchuck community so unique.

Contributing Artists:

Nancy Callan + Sarah Gilbert
Carmen Lozar + Jeff Heath
Therman Statom + Bethany Berres
Dick Weiss + Ryan Lebow
Ben Wright + Joe Gindhart

Secret Admirer curated by Lydia Boss.

Chirality

Fumi Amano

Chirality

Opening Reception + Artist Talk

January 3, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Artist talk begins at 6:00pm

Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk offers free parking opportunities. Click here for more information.

Fumi Amano is a Japanese artist living in Seattle. Her latest work, featured in Chirality explores ideas about delusion and fantasy surrounding relationships between individuals. Often using glass for its inherent properties and ephemeral nature, Amano’s work engages the viewer and draws on themes of identity, perceived barriers, and human connection.

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Chirality curated by Lydia Boss

Pilchuck Holiday Sale 2018

Pilchuck Holiday Sale 2018

November 1 - December 21

 

Pilchuck Seattle Exhibition Space
240 2nd Ave S, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98104

December Extended Hours:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
During the month of December , the Pilchuck Seattle Exhibition Space will be open extended hours.


Special Events:

December First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, December 6
5:00 - 8:00 PM
*Free Parking vouchers available for First Thursday events - check out which garages are participating here and pick up a voucher when you visit the Pilchuck Holiday Sale..

Shop the Square!
Saturday, December 8
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Holiday Hooky Hour
Friday, December 15
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Come visit Pilchuck’s Seattle Exhibition Space this winter for our annual holiday sale featuring pottery, crafts, and handblown glass pieces from local artists!

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October 4 - 18, 2018

First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday, October 4
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Come visit Pilchuck’s Seattle Exhibition Space this October to preview a sample of the art work featured in the 40th Annual Auction and Gala.

 

Featuring artwork by:

Sabah Al-Dhaher

Victoria Ahmadizadeh

Christina Bothwell

Jared Csakany

Ben Edols and Kathy Eliott

Katherine Gray

Kim Harty

Benjamin Moore

Matyas Pavlik

Anna Skibska

Hiromi Takizawa

Kayleigh Young

Toots Zynsky

 

 

EASY MAGIC

Ben Beres

EASY MAGIC

September 6- 28, 2018

Opening Reception
September 6, 2018
5:00-8:00 pm

Easy Magic offers an entré into the world of vitreography, a largely unexplored printmaking process that utilizes glass plates to make editions. Ben Beres—printmaker, professor at Cornish College of the Arts, and one third of collaborative trio SuttonBeresCuller—unveils this unique twist on his text-based prints alongside vitreography work by students, lab techs, and teaching assistants.

 

With Contributions From:
Nikki Barber
Monyee Chau
Dan Coyle
Haley Criswell
Sean Lafferty
Annie Nakahara
Susie Peck
Sara Rastegarpouyani
Aidan Sakakini
Hannah Marie Smith
Bradley Taylor
Amy Whittingham
Lionel Vance

 

[UN]INVOLVED

Abram Deslauriers

[UN]INVOLVED

JULY 5 - AUGUST 30, 3018

 

Opening Receptions:

July 5 + August 2, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Artist Talk:

August 2, 2018
6:00 - 6:30 PM

[UN]INVOLVED is an exploration of lines, light, and glass. Through an investigation of spectral color, Abram Deslauriers relies on chance and the properties of glass to create compositions that are complex and, at times, feel other-worldly. Driven by his playful, meditative process, Deslauriers examines the intersection of chroma curves in this new body of work.

Dis-Course

2017 Professional Kiln-glass Residency

Dis-Course

May 3 - June 28, 2018


Opening Receptions:

May 3 + June 7, 2018
5:00-8:00 PM


Dis-Course is a response to the current political and social unrest throughout the United States. While individually making work that speaks to their personal beliefs, this group of artists raises their voices through thought-provoking work. With a broad range of experimental techniques in kiln-formed glass, themes of conflict, contradiction, and discord are explored.


2017 Professional Kiln-glass Residency artists:

Kim Brill
Susan Cox
Sean Cramblett
Sandy Gellis
Christopher Gibson
Tali Grinshpan
Pamela Price Klebaum
Leslie Speicher
Diane Tang
Donna Vis
Robert Weiner
Gabriela Wilson

Facilitators:

Steve Klein
Richard Parrish

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2017 Pilchuck Emerging Artists in Residence

Method of Sight

March 1 - April 26, 2018

 

Opening Receptions:
March 1 + April 5, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 pm


Artist Talk feat. Collin Bampton
April 5, 2018
6:00 - 6:30 pm


METHOD OF SIGHT features a group of artists whose work draws inspiration from material exploration and experimentation. As they individually shed light on new ways to view and use glass, this group of artists challenges conventional understandings of the material and its properties.


As Pilchuck’s 2017 Emerging Artists in Residence, Collin Bampton, Lydia Boss, Courtney Dodd, Morgan Gilbreath, and Bryan McGovern Wilson present new work in this exploratory exhibition.

VISUAL FUN VISUAL FUN

Jen Elek

VISUAL FUN

January 4 - February 22, 2018

Open during regular gallery hours:

Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Special Events:

Opening Receptions
January 4 + February 1, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Hands-On Craft Night
February 16, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Pilchuck Glass School - Exhibition Space
240 2nd Ave S, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98104

Jen Elek’s work is an exploration into the role light and color play in communication and language. Blown glass, neon, and steel are used for their colorful, reflective surfaces to create an alluring environment that engages the viewer to become part of the vision. Through her work, Elek transcends established notions of craft to explore new territories between concept, design, and fine art.

Pilchuck Holiday Sale 2017 Pilchuck Holiday Sale 2017

Pilchuck Holiday Sale 2017

November 2nd - December 21st, 2017

Holiday Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday, December 16, 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Special Events:

Holiday Hooky Hour: Friday, December 15, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Eggnog and cookies await visitors as they indulge in this neighborhood celebration of the season!
Get your Holiday Hooky Hour passport here.


Pilchuck Exhibition Space
240 2nd Ave S, #100
Seattle, WA 98104
206-621-8422 

Come visit Pilchuck’s Seattle Exhibition Space this winter for our annual holiday sale featuring pottery, craft, and handblown glass pieces from local artists.

Artists featured in the Holiday Sale include:
 
Jen Elek | Levi Belber | Brent Rogers | Granite Calimpong | Deborah Adler | Hot Pop Planters by Lydia Boss and John Hogan | Mike Cozza | Penelope Rakov | Alex Stanyon | Melissa Kistler | Megan Stelljes | …AND MORE!
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October 5th - 18th, 2017

240 2nd Ave S, #100
Seattle, WA 98104
206-621-8422 

Come visit Pilchuck’s Seattle Exhibition Space this October to preview a sample of the art work featured in the 39th Annual Auction and Gala.

Featuring works by:

Julie Alland 

Clare Belfrage

David Chatt 

Jen Elek

Beccy Feather  

Tyler Gordon

Lawrence LaBianca

Dylan Martinez

Amanda McDonald-Stern 

Yosuke Shikada  

Heather Sutherland

Csilla Szilágyi 

Along Those Lines

Micah Evans

Along Those Lines

September 7 - 28

Regular Gallery Hours: 10 – 4, M – F

240 2nd Ave S, #100
Seattle, WA 98104
206-621-8422

Micah Evans is an internationally acclaimed artist who is known for blurring the lines between art, craft, form, and function. His latest works, featured in ALONG THOSE LINES, draw on themes of history, memory, and erosion. Micah is from the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Animal Wrongs

Justin Parisi-Smith

Animal Wrongs

July 6 – August 31

Artist's Receptions:
July 6 and August 3, 5 – 8 pm

Regular Gallery Hours: 10 – 4, M – F

240 2nd Ave S, #100
Seattle, WA 98104
206-621-8422

Justin’s work revolves around strong-content driven satire, inspired by environmental and socially conscious concerns. This exhibition creates both direct and open-ended narratives using playful animals and severed limbs. Justin celebrates humor in many modes: whimsy, wit, parody, irony, and nonsense. All of the work featured in Animal Wrongs was created at Pilchuck, with the support of the community.

POP CULTURED

Danny White & Megan Stelljes

POP CULTURED

May 4 - June 29, 2017
Open Reception, Thursday, May 4, 5 - 8

Pilchuck Seattle
240 2nd Ave S. #100
Seattle, WA 98119
206-632-8422

Using humor and satire as a platform, Danny White draws from everyday life experiences and popular culture to influence his work. Megan Stelljes’ style and work are guided by her deep love of color, and an interest in reinterpreting commonplace objects to find deeper, hidden meaning. Together, White and Stelljes present POP CULTURED, featuring new works that explore the relationship between humor and consumerism, and the absurdity of our time.

Regular Gallery Hours: M - F, 10 - 4.

HUSH.ED

HUSH.ED

Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5 - 8 PM
Pilchuck Seattle
240 2nd Ave S, #100
206-632-8422
Regular Gallery Hours M - F, 10 - 4

HUSH.ed features a group of talented artists whose work challenges conventional perceptions of sculptural glass. While exploring themes of technology, materiality, and duality, HUSH.ed quietly demands a moment of reflection in our otherwise busy world. Through abstraction and attention to detail, Megan Biddle, Amber Cowan, Jessica Jane Julius, and Sharyn O’Mara shed new light on the limitlessness of glass as a material. HUSH.ed runs through April 23. 

EDNA

JOSEPH ROSSANO

EDNA

JANUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 23, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION, JANUARY 5, 5 - 8 PM

Joseph Rossano’s EDNA conveys a deep admiration for nature, science and history. While the interdisciplinary systems of the natural world are highlighted through his works, Rossano’s show serves as a sampling of different organisms and their connections to one another. Through a wide range a materials, Rossano composes a broad narrative that taps into the viewer’s senses and demands a profound consideration for the vastness of life. Pilchuck Seattle, 240 2nd Ave S, #100, Seattle, 206-621-8422. Regular gallery hours Monday - Friday, 10 - 4 pm.