Rich Fought “Over A Decade Ago Now”

For the February Art Attack we will be featuring a solo show of black and white photography by Rich Fought.

Art Attack Hours
12:00pm – 5:00pm

“I fell in love with a city. I broke myself away from roots thoughtlessly planted long ago. Dedicated to growing a garden variety weed, ignoring the seeds of what could be, would be much more. A natural disaster would turn out to be the catalyst that cracked foundations, washed away that garden. From rural Mississippi, I set out to find where I belonged. With a U-Haul and my dog, I drove 4 days to Seattle for half-a-year’s work and saw more beauty in that journey than I had in my lifetime. The beauty of freedom. I wept the night I made it to Seattle as I settled into my sleeping bag on the floor of my new apartment.

Almost immediately this city began working it’s magic. People. Places. Experiences. Never had I been in the thick of such diversity, such opportunity for interaction and growth. I moved downtown, walked everywhere and soaked it all in. I had never before felt like I was part of a true neighborhood that wasn’t just a collection of houses in the same zip code. I had decided to start taking photography seriously as part of my metamorphosis, and I could not have asked for a more lush environment to feed that passion. These images don’t just reflect people, places and things in Seattle – they are what opened my eyes, my heart and my soul to a richer existence.”

— Rich Fought, 2024

Jim Sorensen “Birds in Shoes”

Scarlet IbisIn July and August, the gallery will be showing drawings from Jim Sorensen’s “Birds in Shoes” series. Each of the whimsical illustrations shows exactly what one would expect, a bird (or multiple birds) wearing footwear, but the details and wide range of species of birds creates quite a variety. In addition to the charming individual drawings, we will also have some cards, books, and calendars featuring Sorensen’s work.

We will be hosting artist receptions for this show during Art Attack (the Georgetown Art Walk), July 9th and August 13th, from 5pm – 8pm.


“I’ve always enjoyed drawing. One day during our yearly art retreat that we do with a group of friends, it popped into my head to draw a kiwi in saddle shoes. I love the idea of the combination of realism and something unusual. I followed by drawing a raven in high tops and a stork in wingtips. My wife suggested I post them on Facebook and that’s when Birds in Shoes was born.


“I was a corporate trainer for 40 years teaching communication skills which involved way too much travel and left little time for art except for that yearly art retreat. The pandemic changed all that and forced me into retirement which left me asking myself why I didn’t do it sooner. Now I have lots of time to enjoy drawing and hanging out with my wife.


“I hope you enjoy my Birds in shoes as much I’ve enjoyed creating them.”

Maury Diakite “Humanity”


The inaugural solo show in our new location will be a wide selection of paintings by Maury Diakite. We have shown his work previously, and we’re happy to give Georgetown art patrons the opportunity to see his fabulous work.

Artist Bio:

Maury Diakite was born in Bamako, Mali and he immigrated to the states at the age of 14. Having a multicultural, multilingual upbringing helped to create his diverse artistic expression. Maury has been an artist since his early teens; Working with a wide range of mediums and forums . Everything from graffiti to an intermittent career as a tattooist. He prides himself on never developing a signature style or niche and describes the inspiration for his work as “gray area”. His current passion as you can see is watercolors. He enjoys the overall lack of control that exist with in the medium. “Every stroke you put down you have to go with and hope the water is kind. So there is no mastery only collaboration and a gentle touch.”

We have moved to Georgetown!

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.

The new address:
5409 Denver Ave. S, Seattle WA 98108
Georgetown Gallery Space

ARTIST CALL: Self-Portraits

Show: March – April, 2020

Opening Reception: March 6th, 2020 6pm – 9pm

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.

ARTIST CALL: Articulation

Show: October – November, 2018

Opening Reception: October 5th, 2018 6pm – 10pm

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.

Judy Rayl: Luxe Light – Embracing the Tender Beauty at the Intersection of Nature and the Human-Made,

Judy Rayl
“Moon, with Orbs”

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.

ARTIST CALL: Heroines, Heroes, & Superheroes

Super HeroThis show is an experiment in rapid crowdsource curation. The show itself will run in the gallery for the entire month of April, 2018, and will consist primarily of a series of digital images, sequenced, projected, and displayed electronically on screens in the gallery.

REQUIREMENTS: Images chosen for the show must portray at least one individual entity as a heroine, hero, or superhero. The concept can be shown by a well-known figure, or a person or other entity that very few people know. They can be mythological, fictional, or real. They can be human or other. Images can be photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, other 3-dimensional objects, or photographs of any of the former. All images must be used with proper rights and permissions. Anything that does not follow copyright laws will not be accepted. The basic concept is intended to be broadly interpreted, with opportunity for people to think about what the concept of a hero looks like.

We will accept submissions from anyone who wants to participate in this project. Since the format is primarily digital imagery we are not limited in the number of submissions we can accommodate. Each image submitted for the show must include the following information:

  • Name or other identification of the heroine, hero, or superhero, i.e. “Batman,” or “Jane Doe.” This name will be displayed alongside the image during the show.
  • Name of the person submitting the image.
  • Attribution and copyright information.
  • [optional] 1-2 paragraphs of text relevant to the image.


Malala Yousafzai

Submissions can be made by filling out the form below and uploading file(s) to the link below, or by providing a link to the photo online.

Upload files here. Upload a single file that includes your name in the file name. If you want to upload multiple files, create a folder with your name to post the files into.

There is no revenue stream for this show, so we will not be able to compensate anyone submitting images to the show financially. The show may be converted into an online exhibit after its run in the gallery is over.


CikoU.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joe Burns and military working dog, Ciko, assigned to the 673d Security Forces Squadron, conduct K-9 training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. The Security Forces Airmen conducted the K-9 training with their Army counterparts, assigned to the 549th Military Working Dog Detachment, to keep their teams flexible to respond to law enforcement emergencies and for overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Peña)


ARTIST CALL: No Closets!

Entries are now being accepted for the show, “No Closets!,” a group show of work by LGBTQ artists. The show will open in June – in conjunction with Pride Month, and the Burien Pride event on June 6th – and will run through the end of July.

Artists may create new work for the show, but it is not expected. The purpose of the show is to feature a wide range of works by artists who fall within the spectrum of LGBTQ identities. The work does not need to be explicitly or implicitly ABOUT sexual or gender identity, but participants in the show must identifiy as members of the LQBTQ community.

Work may be in any medium, 2-dimensional or 3 and any size – however, exceptionally large pieces are discouraged so that we will able to feature a larger number of artists. Artists may submit multiple pieces for consideration, but we may not be able to accommodate multiple works by single artists.

Submissions can be made by filling out the form below and uploading 2-5 photos of relevant work to the link below, or by providing links to photos of work online.

Upload files here. Before uploading, create a folder with your name to post the files into, or upload a single compressed file with your name.