After a brutal and long hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery is opening back up in our new location in the vibrant arts-focused Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown this March, 2022.
We really enjoyed our space in the center of downtown Burien, but we struck out on our own after Phoenix Tea closed permanently. The new space is a small historic building that was constructed in 1929 as housing for the Station Master for the railroad. It has been used for a handful of different things, and now it is blossoming into Scarlet Ibis Gallery.
Come by to see our new space during Art Attack (the Georgetown Art Walk), or during regular business hours: Thursday through Sunday noon-5pm.
Entries are being accepted now for a group show of self-portraits. The show will be on display in the gallery March and April of 2020.
Work in any medium may be submitted for consideration. This show will feature varied works by several different artists, so the size of each work will be a consideration. We do not require that participating artists create new work for this show, although if the theme inspires new work, that is an excellent outcome. If an artist is submitting to be in this show with a work that does not yet exist, previously created works can be used as examples, accompanied by a loose written description of the self-portrait to be created. We will show one self-portrait piece for each artist accepted into the show.
Artists who have shown in solo or group shows at Scarlet Ibis do not need to submit new work samples, but will need to send us an email or message through social media to express interest in being a part of this show.
To participate in the show, artists can upload information and photos of work using the submission form, send an email with a link to photos of the work, or contact us through Facebook or Instagram. If the website is used for submission, a folder with the artist’s name should be created to post the files into, or a single compressed file with artist name as the file name can be uploaded. For questions or help using the submission form, please contact the gallery.
Entries are now being accepted for “Articulation,” a group show of works that utilize the human skeleton – whole or in part – as subject matter or medium (or both). The show will run for the months of October and November, months during which a focus on mortality and the passage of individuals out of their corporeal existence is particularly appropriate.
Work in any medium may be submitted for consideration, but 2-dimensional works will be most effective for this particular show. We want this show to be able to feature varied works by several different artists, so size will be a consideration. We do not expect artists to create new work especially for this show, although if the theme inspires new work, that is an excellent outcome.
Importantly, this show is not intended to be casual or comical. Works do not need to express any particular position or ideology, but there is an expectation that artists have some degree of respect for the dead. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us.
To participate in the show, you can upload information and photos of work using the submission form, or send an email with a link to photos of the work, or contact us through Facebook or Instagram. If you use the website for your submission, create a folder with your name to post the files into, or upload a single compressed file with your name as the file name. If you have any questions, please contact the gallery.
The August and September show in the gallery will be “Luxe Light- Embracing the Tender Beauty at the Intersection of Nature and the Human-Made,” a luminous collection of photographs by Judy Rayl. Come by during the opening reception, or any time while the show is up.
My photography explores fleeting connections between humanity, nature, and human-made objects. I am inspired by the play of light on natural surfaces, the immediacy of texture and movement, and the spontaneity of human beings. I use no enhancement, filters nor retouching in my photography so I may embrace the impermanence of each moment.
In my view, we are not fully defined nor separated by our ethnicity and race. The people captured in my images are shown in the semi-abstract. Rather than focus on the details of physical appearance, I seek images which touch on the universality of humanity.