Don’t miss your chance to purchase a Golden Ticket!
At $100 each, you will have the chance to win any item of
your choosing from the Live Auction. We will draw the winner
before the Live Auction, so make sure to approach a ticket seller
carrying a yellow balloon to get yours now! We will only sell 50
tickets, so your odds of winning are very, very good!
the redUX studio Challenge
Some of the region’s best emerging and established artists have been asked to interpret
and reinvent Impressionism in their own contemporary style. Our REDUX Studio Challenge
Panel has reviewed all submissions and selected five artists to be nominated for the
$1,000 REDUX Studio Challenge Award. Now we ask that YOU determine the winner.
At each table you will find a voting card with the names of the five nominated artists along
with the title, description, and image of the piece. Each table has only one vote, so we ask
that you work together as a team to determine the most deserving contemporary take on
this year’s theme of Impressionism.
The 2009 REDUX Studio Challenge Nominees:
1. Julie Alpert
2. Justin Colt Beckman
3. Tim Cross
4. Nicholas Nyland
5. Whiting Tennis
Thank you to all of our participating REDUX Studio Challenge artists who have lent their
time and vision to make this event unlike any in the region by creating new works of art
just for REDUX.
redUX Participating artists
Gala and Zack Bent
Mary Mac Dahlke
E. Valentine DeWald II
Christopher Martin Hoff
Paul D. Natkin
Eva Sköld Westerlind
Coralyn W. Whitney
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Catalog design by Cara Masciana
5:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 PM Silent Auction 1 closes
7:20 PM Silent Auction 2 closes
Golden Ticket Drawing
7:30 PM Dinner and Live Auction
welcome led by KaC executive director Christopher shainin
KaC honors Board President Carol Belval
7:50 PM Dessert Dash and
REDUX Studio Challenge voting cards collected
8:30 PM Dessert Dash
8:45 PM Fund-A-Need
9:15 PM Closing Remarks
redUX studio Challenge award Presentation
table of Contents
Golden Ticket and REDUX Studio Challenge 2
Participating artists 2
Evening Schedule 3
Auction Rules 4
About the Auctioneer 5
Live Auction Items 1 – 15 6 – 10
Hotel Frenzy 1: Live Auction Items 16a – 16b 11
Live Auction Items 17 – 19 12
Hotel Frenzy 2: Live Auction Items 20a – 20b 13
Dessert Dash 14
Live Auction Items 21 – 26 15 – 16
Live Auction Items 27 – 30 18
Golf Getaway: Live Auction Items 31a – 31b 19
Live Auction Items 32 – 34 20
Hotel Frenzy 3: Live Auction Items 35a – 35c 21
Live Auction Items 36 – 37 22
KAC’s Fine & Functional Art Store: has 23
Support Our Sponsors 24 – 25
About Kirkland Arts Center 27
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1. Upon arrival, you will receive a bid packet which will include a catalog of the
live auction items, the assigned table number, and bid number. Couples will share
a bid number and catalog.
2. Use your bid number to bid in the silent and live auction. A live bid accepted
by the Auctioneer is a legal contract to purchase the item. The top bid of the
silent auction is also a legal contract for purchase. The Auctioneer reserves the
right to reject a minimal bid over a prior bid.
3. Express Pay is available at registration. By leaving your card number at the
Cashier Desk, you eliminate standing in line to pay at the end of the evening. We
can accept Mastercard, VISA, or American Express.
4. Payment in full is mandatory the night of the Auction. Only one bid number is
accepted per auction item. Multiple purchasers of an item must be responsible
for reimbursing the bidder. Checks are to be made to Kirkland Arts Center. Cash
5. Kirkland Arts Center is a 501(c)3 organization. Your payments are tax
deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent of the law. Check with your
tax advisor for eligibility.
6. All purchases are final. Kirkland Arts Center shall not be responsible for the
correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance, or condition
of the items. No statements made in this catalog or orally at the auction shall be
deemed a warranty for tax purposes or Fair Market Value.
7. No exchanges or refunds unless noted on the item or certificate. All goods and
services must be used within (1) year of auction date unless otherwise noted.
8. All purchases must be removed by the end of the evening unless prior
arrangements have been made. Please pick up certificates for services and
non-tangible items at the Check Out table. When leaving, please show your Paid
receipt at the door for purchased items.
9. Reservations for trips and vacations are the responsibility of the purchaser and
must be mutually agreed upon with the donor. No refunds for canceled tickets
and/or accommodations. All travel will be provided as described, regardless of
future price changes.
10. Bidders agree to assume all risks and hazards related to the Auction and
items obtained thereof, and to hold harmless any liability arising from the auction
beneficiaries, their associates, volunteers, donors, and employees.
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about our Fundraising auctioneer, laura Michalek
“Betty Botter bought some butter, ‘But,’ she said, ‘this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter!’” Auctioneer
Laura Michalek hasn’t completely lost her marbles—tongue twisters like
these are tools of her trade. The 44 year-old Chicago native was drawn to
her calling after 15 years as an owner of vintage furniture stores
(Mint; Standard Home). Stocking the stores meant attending auctions,
where she grew to appreciate the fine art of auctioneering, eventually
deciding to switch careers. She honed her craft at the Missouri Auction
School (learning how to chant, and other technical skills) and since
graduating in 2000, has brought her smarts, humor and unfailing
enthusiasm to a gamut of gigs. A die-hard proponent of the chant — the
continuous flow of words that advances bidding — she practices while
driving to and from her Tacoma home, galloping through tongue twisters and
pretending telephone poles are reluctant bidders.
Whether dressing up in a bunny costume to help a friend sell cakes or
hosting ritzy galas in more chic attire, Michalek works closely with clients
to understand their needs, strategizing how best to acquire and sell auction
goods. Working about 50 auctions a year — where she has raised as much
as $600,000 in an evening — Michalek favors events where her work helps
the beneficiary organization continue to do good work, such as Seattle’s
Home Alive, which teaches women self-defense. She also relishes the
learning curve that accompanies her job, listing autism and erotic art as just
two topics she’s become familiar with to better understand the crowd and
its cause. Clearly, auctioneering is about more than rattling off numbers at
the speed of light. Witty fun — for both auctioneer and audience — is also
part of the formula. As she says, “When I’m on, it’s a full-tilt boogie.”
By sarah Clise for seattle Magazine, February 2009.
To book Ms. Michalek for your auction, try firstname.lastname@example.org
visit her website www.lauramichalek.com or call direct at 206.464.0850.
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Robin in Autumn by Mary Mac
Value: $650 donor: Mary Mac
24” x 36”, Monotype print.
Private dinner Prepared by Chef amadeus
Value: $500 donor: Chef Amadeus
You and your friends challenge Chef Amadeus’ passion
and skills to create a meal with what you have in your
home. Invite seven of your friends to your home and
Chef Amadeus will arrive armed with knives, his line
of spices, and his deep passion for creating one-of-akind
dishes. While in your home, Chef Amadeus will
be more than happy to answer any of your culinary
questions, show you simple cooking techniques that
will make your time in the kitchen a “Bumpin” good
time. As an added bonus, you will receive a Southern
Passion line of spices.
Gratuity not included. Expires 12/4/2010.
A studio printmaker at Kirkland Arts Center since 2003,
Mary Mac received her BFA in Printmaking from Valdosta
State University. Mac’s monoprints are generally narrative
in nature, about young ladies and their individual
stories. Mac details with interest their clothes, shoes,
and posture. For REDUX, Mac wanted impressionistic
ideas to manifest in her work. She paid attention to the
relationship between grass and sky; the environment the
young ladies inhabited. Mac developed a technique to
create prints with thick layered textures by letting the inks
mix on the paper from the pressure. She plans to use this
technique in a new series of work.
Cle elum weekend getaway
Value: $800 donor: Kari & Van Schoessler
Spend a relaxing weekend in a mountain cabin near Cle Elum. The cabin
accommodates ten, with three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Choose between a summer
or winter stay. In the winter, enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Winter
stay includes two nights in the cabin, a gift certificate to Beau’s Pizza, Pasta & Steak
in Cle Elum, two hours of one-on-one private ski
lessons with registered ski instructors for two
people at the Summit at Snoqualmie. If you prefer
to go in the summer, enjoy golf, boating, fishing,
biking, and hiking. Summer stay includes two
nights in the cabin and four rounds of golf at Sun
Country Golf Course and dinner at Roslyn Cafe.
Mutually agreed upon dates.
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“l’heure Verte” absinthe round
donor: VoViná & Integrity Spirits
Party like the Impressionists! Treat your table to
a round of Trillium absinthe generously donated
by Integrity Spirits and expertly prepared by
owner Jaymie Jones and Partner Craig Hummel
of Kirkland’s own VoViná – A Vodka and Wine
Tasting Martini Bar. This anise-flavored spirit
is served in the traditional French method by placing a sugar cube on a slotted
spoon atop a reservoir glass filled with absinthe, slowly dispensing cold water from
an absinthe fountain to bring the herbal flavors and aromas to bloom. Absinthe,
commonly referred to in historic literature as “The Green Fairy” or la fée verte”,
was so popular among Parisian artists and writers in cabarets, cafés, bars, and
bistros, that 5 PM was commonly referred to as “l’heure Verte” (the Green Hour).
Wenatchee River #41 (Anableps Series) by eva sköld westerlind
Value: $940 Donor: Eva Sköld Westerlind
16” x 21” image, 24” x 28” framed. Archival pigment print.
Like an impressionist painter, Westerlind seeks to express her perception of nature
in art rather than mirror images of the world. In her Anableps photographs, she
emphasizes the play of natural light and its reflection and distortions in the water. In
Wenatchee River #41, a moment was captured
of the afternoon light illuminating a submerged
autumn leaf in a quiet bend of the river, giving
it majestic importance. The photograph was
taken with the camera partially submerged in
the water, capturing the perspective of the socalled
four eyed fish Anableps, which can see
above and below the surface simultaneously.
Westerlind, recipient of an Artist Trust GAP
Award in 2007, has work currently on view at
G. Gibson Gallery. Westerlind’s work is also part
of the City of Seattle permanent collection.
leMond revMaster Pro Fitness Bike
Value: $1400 donor: Anne & John Post
Only Greg LeMond could reinvent the exercise
bike, making LeMond Fitness the industry
gold standard for high quality and exceptional
performance in stationary cycles. Throughout
his racing career, Greg transformed the world of
cycling – introducing innovations like superlight
frames, clipless pedals, and aerobars. LeMond
Fitness bikes reflect Greg’s same passion for
creating cycling products that break out of
the mold. Designed like great road bikes, all
LeMond Fitness exercise bikes offer the user easy
adjustments and innovative workout programs to
make an indoor cycling workout more effective.
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dinner for six with northwest wine Flight at grand Cru wine Bar
Value: $750 donor: Grand Cru Wine Shop & Bar
Treat your friends or family to a night
out with a four-course dinner for six
and Northwest wine flight at Grand
Cru, the region’s newest premier wine
bar in Bellevue. Grand Cru Wine Bar
is a friendly place for wine-lovers of
every background and inclination,
where a menu inspired by culinary
traditions from around the globe is
expertly paired with the perfect wine.
Expires June 15, 2010.
Monet vs. Manet by Justin Colt Beckman
Value: $600 donor: Justin Colt Beckman
11.5” x 24” (diptych). Carbon-polymer prints on transparency from digital collages of
the artist’s face on found photos.
“Everyone loves Claude Manet. I mean Claude Monet. Whatever.” Beckman is not
alone in confusing these two artists’ names. In keeping with his recent body of
work, Beckman has digitally pasted
his face onto the bodies of others in
found photos, letting him vicariously
live the lives of the two well-loved and
popular artists. Beckman is a founding
member of Punch Gallery, Seattle and
a recipient of the 2008 4Culture Site-
Specific Project Grant.
Party at glassybaby studio
Value: $900 donor: glassybaby & Sasi’s Cafe
Host a private party for up to 50 guests at glassybaby’s
sleek studio boutique located in the Madrona
neighborhood in Seattle. An intimate atmosphere
will welcome your guests, as the space glows with
glassybaby’s illuminous and colorful votives. Appetizers
are provided by Sasi’s so you can snack as you watch
glassybaby’s expert glassblowers create new pieces as
you party! You can even bring your own iPod to create the
perfect soundtrack to your event. Bring your favorite wine
and 50 of your closest friends!
Expires 12/4/2010. Date and time to be mutually agreed upon
with glassybaby. Duration of party 3 hours.
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walla walla wine tour - weekend for two
Value: $800 donor: Kari & Van Schoessler
Create a memory that will last a lifetime with this oneof-a-kind
weekend getaway in Walla Walla wine country!
You’ll be chauffeured in a vintage Model A Ford as
you explore wineries of your choice in the hottest wine
terroir in the U.S. With over 100 wineries to choose
from, you’ll need a good night’s rest — and this getaway
includes two nights at the historic and elegant Marcus
Mutually agreed upon dates. Not valid during Walla Walla
wine themed weekend.
Journey Home by Z.Z. wei (limited edition Print)
Value: $2000 donor: Z.Z. Wei & Lin Hsuan
Giclee Print, Limited Edition of 30.
Z.Z. Wei was born in 1957 in Beijing. In 1989, Z.Z. was invited to participate in
the Pacific Rim Cultural Connection Project and to be a resident artist at Cornish
College of the Arts in Seattle. Another residency followed in 1991 at Whitman College,
followed by the WESTAF/NEA Regional Fellowship for
Visual Artists in 1992, and an exhibit at the Frye Art
Museum in 1993. Z.Z.’s first revelatory experiences in the
Pacific Northwest coupled with his own memories of home
informed the visual text in his work, conveyed with such
vigor and vitality that the spiritual nature of their simplicity
come to the fore. Liberated from the stringent boundaries
of his youth, he embarked on an artistic odyssey to
paint powerful images of rural America; his melancholy
meandering through the back roads of the Northwest
countryside set a strong tone for collectors throughout the
international art market.
Cooking Class for eight with Missy will
Value: $800 donor: Missy Will
A private cooking class and three course
dinner for eight people at your home, with
local caterer/chef Missy Will. Missy has
over twenty years of experience teaching
technique and principles to cooks and
chefs around the world. She hand-selects
recipes and ingredients to ensure your
culinary results are of the finest quality
and your presentations are superb. Pull
out that wine that has been languishing in
your cellar and Missy will pair it with an
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three nights in new york with two tickets to
the Colbert report or the daily show
Value: Priceless donor: Winspire
This complete New York weekend package is sure to make
your friends green with envy! Roundtrip airfare, 3 nights at
the 4-star Grand Hyatt Hotel on Park Avenue, and 2 tickets to
your choice of ONE of the following Comedy Central TV show
live tapings: the daily show with Jon stewart —
The Daily Show takes a reality-based look at news, trends,
pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment
with an alternative point of view, oR the Colbert report —
Stephen Colbert is the host and executive producer of the
Emmy-nominated series on Comedy Central.
Round-trip coach class service for two from any American Airlines
destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to
anywhere American Airlines flies in the 48 contiguous United
States or Canada subject to availability.
Cooper Lake by tim Cross
Value: $1000 donor: Tim Cross
24” x 36”, Oil on Canvas.
This work, a lighthearted and playful
reflection on the summer past, is a departure
from Tim Cross’ usual work. Cooper Lake was
inspired by several visits to the Cascades last
summer. Cross was born and raised locally.
He began making music in his teens and
soon changed to the plastic arts, working
in printmaking, clay, found objects, and
painting simultaneously. He received his BA
from The Evergreen State College in 1995,
and MFA from The School of The Art Institute
of Chicago in 2003. With a strong connection to the Northwest, Cross’ work is heavily
inspired by the culture and landscapes surrounding Seattle.
two nights at Hotel 1000 & breakfast for two at BoKa Kitchen+Bar
Value: $1000 donor: Hotel 1000
Two nights’ accommodations in a Luxe Guest Room at Seattle’s Hotel 1000, rated Best
Luxury Hotel in KING 5’s Best of Western Washington 2009, #3 Hotel in the World
by Expedia Insider Select, #16 of the Top 50 Large City Hotels by Travel + Leisure’s
World’s Best Award, 2009, and is listed among
the Top 100 Hotels in the World by Robb
Report. Package includes breakfast for two
each morning at BOKA Kitchen + Bar. BOKA
features sleek, contemporary design infused with a
menu of urban American food and handcrafted
cocktails, along with new and old world wines.
Expires 12/31/2010. Not valid during peak periods of
June – August or on holidays. Certificate has no cash
value and must be presented at time of redemption.
Cannot be extended or changed.
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Hotel Frenzy 1
two nights at Kenwood inn and spa in sonoma
Value: $1050 donor: Columbia Hospitality, Inc.
Kenwood Inn and Spa
is one of a kind. It
is a secluded, luxury
destination in the heart of
California’s historic Valley
of the Moon. Designed
artistically in the spirit
of a Mediterranean villa,
it is a private place full
of comfort, beauty, and
pampering service. The
relaxing hideaway offers
29 guest rooms and
suites, a dining room for
Inn guests, a full-service
spa, lush garden courtyards, complimentary breakfast, two outdoor swimming
pools, sunning terraces, a steam room, and a hot tub. Among the guest room
comforts are fireplaces, featherbeds, Italian bed and bath linens, full bath,
thick cotton robes, and twice-daily housekeeping service.
Contact Kenwood Inn and Spa for reservations. Certificate is based on space
availability and is not redeemable for cash. Does not include alcohol, tax, or
gratuity. Advance reservations are required. Please present certificate upon
check-in. Expires: December 31, 2010.
Pike Place Market experience with
two nights at Fifteen twenty one second avenue
Value: $1000 donor: OPUS Northwest
Stay in a
floor to ceiling
views of Elliott
Bay and the city
lights. Wake up to
the bustling Pike
Place Market, the
retail district, and
everything in-between, at Fifteen Twenty One Second Avenue - the West Coast’s
most sought-after residential address. This package includes two nights stay
in a model home with a champagne toast on the roof deck (showcasing your
breathtaking view), a romantic dinner for two at Matt’s at the Market, access
to concierge services and building amenities, tickets to tour the Seattle Art
Museum, and tickets to a seasonal performance at ACT Theatre.
Expires June 4, 2010.
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First Impressions by Cable griffith
Value: $1000 donor: Cable Griffith
22” x 30”, Acrylic on paper.
Type “Impressionism” into Google’s Image Search
and you get a mixture of paintings by famous and
important artists along side paintings by artists who
are... not so much. Nonetheless, it is a contemporary
“impression” of the influential movement to the
untrained eye. Griffith extracted his favorite parts
from the first eight results, then arranged and copied
the selections. Griffith is KAC’s Exhibitions Director, and was a recipient of 4Culture’s
Individual Project Award in 2008 and PONCHO’s Merit Award in 2009.
Vacation in Maine
donor: Esther Chen, Michele & Tom Parsons, and Louise & Peter Pathe
This is the perfect getaway for the
lucky bidder that really wants to “get
away”! Enjoy six nights on little lazy
gut island, a private eight acre coastal
Maine Island, and three nights in a
waterfront cottage on the coast of
Maine. Little Lazy Gut Island sits off the
coast of Deer Isle, an easy sail from the
mainland. Accommodations include a
rustic 1 room cabin with built in queen
bed and sleeping loft that comfortably
accommodates four. You will have the
use of an 18’ Oday Mariner sailboat
and a row boat. Fresh lobsters will be
provided for your first dinner. Island amenities include two beautiful sand beaches,
granite climbing rocks, a fire pit, picnic table, wooden tent platform and expansive
outdoor deck for relaxing and observing historic schooners traversing the shimmering
blue waters. the waterfront Cottage is a former boat house that sits on the shore.
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage features a cozy living room with fireplace and
picture window, and a spacious desk with spectacular views of the rocky beach, the
islands, and the sunset. Who knows? You may just be inspired to write the next great
American novel! round trip airfare for two to Bangor, Maine is included.
Mutually agreeable dates between June 15 and September 15, 2010, excluding the month
of August. Expires September 30, 2010. Not available 4th of July or first three weeks in
August. Tickets must be purchased two months in advance.
Argus by Christopher Martin Hoff
Value: $900 donor: Christopher Martin Hoff
12” x 12”, Oil on canvas.
Monet’s paintings of urban and industrialized spaces
have always resonated with Hoff. Like Monet, Hoff
works directly from observation, so when seeing
this view (looking south near Jackson Street) he felt
compelled to paint. The artist received his BFA from
The Savannah College of Art and Design in 1998 and is
represented by Linda Hodges Gallery.
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Hotel Frenzy 2
a week in Maui at westin Ka’anapali ocean resort
Value: $5600 donor: Gaerda & Randy Zeiler
Swim, surf, snorkel, shop, watch a humpback whale breach the sea, tee
off at a championship golf course... what can’t you do in Maui? KAC
Supporters Randy and Gaerda Zeiler have generously donated their
exquisite one-bedroom condo at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
for your one week vacation.
This is a time share. Reservations should be made at the earliest opportunity to
maximize availability. Not valid Christmas through New Year’s Day.
two nights at sheraton Maui,
two nights at royal Hawaiian waikiki
Value: $3220 donor: Kyo-Ya Hotels and Resorts
Spend 2 nights in an Ocean
Front Room at the Sheraton
Maui Resort Spa, and 2 nights
in an Ocean Front Room at the
Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki! Set
at the foot of the legendary
Black Rock, Sheraton Maui
Resort Spa overlooks the
pristine Ka’anapali Beach and
features breathtaking island
views. Surrounded by 23
acres of lush gardens and lava
rock waterways, it welcomes
you to an enchanting world
of comfort and luxury. Relax
in the brand new Spa at Black Rock, experience Hawaiian culture during a
family hula lesson, or enjoy a romantic Dinner Under the Stars. The winner
of the 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, Sheraton Maui
Resort & Spa will inspire memories that last a lifetime. Known around the
world as “The Pink Palace of the Pacific”, The Royal Hawaiian (a Luxury
Collection Resort) set the standard for tropical escapism. Its enveloping pink
glow reflects both the radiant beauty of Hawaii’s spirit and the essence of
Expires December 2010
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dessert donors: Dawn’s Candy & Cake, Hancock’s Bakery,
Hillcrest Bakery, Hoffman’s Fine Pastries, Sugee’s,
Sweetcakes and Whole Foods Market
Feast your eyes upon amazing desserts generously
donated by local bakeries. Table members decide
how much they would like to pay for first dibs at our
delectables! Write your individual bids on the Dessert
Dash bid sheet. (Your bidder number will be charged on
check-out.) Our Dessert Doyenne will collect bid sheets
and add up the donations. The table that raises the most
money gets first choice on desserts!
Our auctioneer will announce the highest bidding table
number. That table’s appointed runner will dash to the
dessert table to grab their
selection. You must be
quick because in a few
seconds the next highest
bidding table will get their
chance to dash. Good luck
and let the fun begin!
dessert dash generously sponsored by:
888 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Haystack by nicholas nyland
Value: $800 donor: Nicholas Nyland
11” x 12”, Glazed terra-cotta.
As the title suggests, this piece refers to
Monet’s haystack paintings, painted in all
seasons and light conditions. For this Studio
Challenge, Nyland found a connection to the
near abstraction, use of color, and energetic
brushwork. Much of his current work concerns the
nature of abstraction through a variety of media. It
is from that standpoint he approached this piece
and applied impressionist painting techniques,
such as direct color application and optical
mixture, to a sculpture. He sought a similar visual
experience that set up a similar tension of an image/form that is nearly dissolving into
its constituent marks. Nyland was awarded an Artist Trust fellowship in 2008 and
was a Betty Bowen Award nominee the same year. He is a member of SOIL Gallery in
Seattle and is represented by Pulliam Gallery in Portland.
one year Membership to the Callahan Concierge Black Card
Value: $2388 donor: Callahan Concierge
Callahan Concierge Black Card members enjoy private
access to highly trained staff as well as access to the
world’s most sought after premier vendors and VIP
services globally. Being a Black Card holder means you
enjoy access to your very own virtual personal assistant.
Need restaurant reservations in Sun Valley or a plane
chartered last minute? Need a nanny or housekeeper
placed with your family? Want tickets to a sold-out
show? Callahan has you taken care of. You’ll also enjoy
access to Callahan’s anywhere/anytime errand service.
Call for grocery shopping, car maintenance, Costco
runs, gift wrapping, filing, waiting for the plumber, car
detailing, decorating for events, walking the dog, or
watering the plants. Callahan will simplify your life!
Impressionistic Photinia by eric elliott
Value: $1200 donor: Eric Elliott
16” x 20”, Oil on canvas.
Eric Elliott used a Van Gogh painting as influence,
being interested in his use of mark making. The
direction of marks in the air are in direct relation
to the object in the painting, and to how the figure
and ground become intertwined and interrelated.
Elliott, who received his BA in Art Practice from
UC-Berkeley in 2003 and an MFA in Painting and
Drawing from the University of Washington in 2007,
is a critically acclaimed award-winning artist.
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south african Photo safari for two
Value: $3950 donor: Mardi Newman
This private reserve in South Africa provided an
unforgettable setting for the movie I Dreamed
of Africa. Make your own dreams of Africa
come true with a Zulu Nyala Photo Safari:
experience an incredible six days and nights at
Zulu Nyala Game Reserve! Zulu Nyala features
luxury Hemingway-style tents and lodge
accommodations (Heritage Lodge, Nyati/Ndlovu
Lodges, and Zulu Nyala Lodge.) Three delicious meals per day and two daily open Land
Rover trips to see the animals are included. Savor an exciting experience in the heart of
Africa’s richest conservation regions. View elephants, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, hippos,
zebras, Nyala Cheetah, buffalo, kuda, and much more. Dates subject to availability and
require advance reservations.
Does not include airfare or transfers. Personal beverages, side trips, and phone calls
not included. This package must be used within two years of purchase date and is nontransferable,
non-refundable and may not be given to any other person or organizations; it may
not be bartered or sold in any other manner, without written authorization. No exceptions.
Still Life with Dying Flowers by whiting tennis
Value: $4000 donor: Whiting Tennis
48” x 36”, Oil on Canvas.
In Still Life with Dying Flowers, Tennis worked as closely as
possible in the manner he imagined the original impressionists
made paintings, trying to produce one picture that is the sum
total of a series of observations of an ever changing subject
— in this case, the temporal studio light and dying flowers.
Tennis has included studies and references on his studio wall
(including Guston and Picasso), demonstrating his ever-growing
love and respect for oil painting, pictorial and otherwise.
Tennis, whose work was featured this spring in KAC’s exhibition
Dimensional Invention, is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery.
He won a Neddy Award in 2006 and a Schnitzer Prize in 2008.
laissez les Bons temps roulez:
summer Party at the home of gilles and Carol Belval
Value: $1200 donor: Carol & Gilles Belval and Lakestreet Catering
Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez... with a
summer party at the Kirkland home of Carol
and Gilles Belval. Enjoy a Seafood Boil, a
favorite south Louisiana treat, prepared by
Lakestreet Catering. Fresh shrimp, crab,
and crawfish piled high with red potatoes,
andouille sausages, onions, and corn on the
cob in a special broth and seasonings. Add
Zydeco music and a refreshing Hurricane
cocktail, and you’ll soon be dancing on the
pool deck! First 12 couples to sign up at
$100 per couple are the lucky guests.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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While Kirkland Arts Center’s studio classes serve
approximately 2,000 students each year and
provide 62% of KAC’s annual budget through
earned income, this represents just a portion
of KAC’s overall activity. Each year, KAC also
provides arts education experiences at no cost
to people in need. The Art opens Doors program
(now in its sixth year) presents free family
workshops and free art classes to youth and teens
whose parents are registered with Hopelink.
Providing art instruction, food, take-home art supplies, and transportation,
Art opens Doors truly eliminates all obstacles to creative learning opportunities.
This year, KAC has also introduced New Friends, a collaborative effort with
Circle of Friends that provides scholarships to mentally disabled adults, and
Jump Start, a program that provides scholarships to individuals who have
recently lost their employment.
In addition to these hands-on education
opportunities, KAC presents 8-10 innovative
contemporary art exhibitions in the gallery and
10-20 satellite exhibits throughout the community
every year. The KAC exhibitions program nurtures
experimentation and collaboration, and serves as
a laboratory for the development of innovative,
interdisciplinary approaches to exhibiting
contemporary art. Through its exhibitions, artist
& curator lectures, panel discussions, and
community events, KAC facilitates interaction between artists, curators, critics and
audience around concepts that stimulate critical discussion in the community.
In addition to education and exhibitions
programming, KAC values the historic facility that
enables us to serve the Eastside. In 2010, KAC
will begin work on the Community and Artistic
Space Activation Project. This project aims to
refurbish currently unused or under-utilized
areas of the facilities in order to improve access
to programming and resources for local artists,
students, members, and visitors. Restoration of
the building’s grand staircase will create a central
entrance point for the public and to allow for
site-specific artistic installation. A redesign and renovations to the KAC kitchen
will create a central, functional community space for artists, students, faculty,
members and visitors. This is the first phase of a multi-phase improvement
project to make much-needed repairs and renovations to the Peter Kirk Building.
Special thanks to 4Culture for providing partial funding of this project.
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Private seattle artist studio tour Party for 6
Value: Priceless donor: Cable Griffith
Truly a unique experience! This private party for six
includes a tour of three Seattle painters’ studios.
You and your guests will make your way from the
Lower Queen Anne studio of painter Tim Cross to the
Greenwood studio of Whiting Tennis, and finally to
the studio of painter and KAC Exhibitions Director,
Cable Griffith. In addition to access to works by three
of Seattle’s best and brightest painters, you and your guests will finish the tour with
drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Cable Griffith’s makeshift garage Speakeasy, The Rusty
Barnacle — a favorite watering hole for many of Seattle’s premier artists!
Mutually agreeable date set between bidder and artists. offer expires December 4, 2010.
Citron Basket by dale Chihuly
Value: $4500 donor: Chihuly Studio
This artist requires no introduction. In Chihuly’s Basket
series, the works are allowed to respond freely to gravity
in their molten state, so they slump and wrinkle, giving
them a unique sensuality. A fascination with fluid, visceral
form and uninhibited use of color inspired Citron Basket.
This asymmetrical, brilliant yellow-green vessel embodies
the light and malleable quality of Chihuly’s Basket
series. A cobalt blue lip wrap encircles the upper portion,
emphasizing its sleek surface.
dinner for eight at BriX with wine tasting
Value: $500 donor: BRIX Wine Cafe
Treat your friends and family to a private dinner with this
four-course, wine-paired dinner for eight in BRIX Wine Café’s
rich and rustic private dining room.
Mutually agreeable date (excluding Fridays) with a minimum of
two weeks advance notice. Does not include gratuity.
BOT (Voyager series) by steve Jensen
Value: $900 donor: Steve Jensen
16” x 20”, Oil on Recycled Wood.
“My best friend Sylvan did a drawing of a boat. When
he gave it to me, he asked if, when he passed, I would
make a carved boat for his ashes. He died a month
later and I carved a boat as close to Sylvan’s drawings
as possible. My mother came to Sylvan’s funeral, and
she was so moved by the boat, she wanted my father’s
remains put in a similar vessel. He was a Norwegian
fisherman, so we buried the boat at sea, like a Viking
funeral. Since then I have created several boats for friends, family, and pets. When I
work with ashes, I feel transformed to another place or time where an artist was asked
to be both craftsman and mortician. The Voyager series, carved in wood or painted, is a
direct result of these experiences. Death is the one thing we have in common, and the
boat in many cultures symbolizes a passage, or voyage, perhaps to the other side.”
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golf getaway for two at suncadia resort
Value: $900 donor: Suncadia Resort
Enjoy two nights lodging at
Suncadia Resort and a twosome
of golf at Prospector Golf Course,
a spectacular 7,100 yard
championship golf course located
at Suncadia. Set on the sunny
eastern slopes of the Cascades,
alongside the sparkling waters of
the Cle Elum River and surrounded
by pristine pine forest, Suncadia
offers the ultimate luxury mountain
resort experience with a perfect
combination of outdoor recreation and luxurious accommodations and
amenities. From championship golf, fly fishing, and miles of spectacular
hiking and cycling trails, to spa treatments, shopping, and fine dining,
Suncadia is a place for friends and family to relax and reconnect.
Must present Experience Suncadia Passport at time of reservation. Not valid
on holidays. Expires 12/4/2010. Subject to availability. Non-transferable. Not
redeemable for cash. No extensions or substitutions. Does not include alcohol,
tax and gratuity.
golf getaway for two at sunriver resort
Value: $950 donor: SunRiver Resort
Enjoy three nights lodging in a Lodge Village Suite at SunRiver Resort in
SunRiver, Oregon. This package includes a round of golf for two people
on the Crosswater Golf Course.
Based on availability. Excludes July and August. Expires 10/25/2010
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suburban.protein by david s. east — KaC’s 2009 Visiting artist
Value: $1300 donor: David S. East
16” x 22” x 21”, Ceramics, colored epoxy.
David S. East is Chair of Ceramics, Maryland
Institute College of Art, and a recipient of
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist
Award. His work has appeared in recent
exhibitions in Philadelphia, Maine, Indiana,
Arizona, Kansas, and China.
Case of library wine from distefano winery
Value: $1000 donor: DiStefano Winery
Woodinville’s award-winning DiStefano Winery offers
a truly unique package with a complete vertical of
the winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon from 1991 to 1998,
and Merlot from 1997 to 2000, divided in two and
presented in wooden boxes.
Included: Cabernet Sauvignon - 1991, 1992, 1993,
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Merlot - 1997, 1998,
“Cluster I ” by Patricia Hagen
Value: $1200 donor: Patricia Hagen
12” x 19”, Polymer clay and oil glaze.
Patricia Hagen received her MFA
from California College of the Arts
in 1994 and relocated to Seattle
in 2001. She shows at Seattle Art
Museum Gallery and Punch Gallery
in Seattle, Robert Daniel Gallery
in Tacoma, and with Marty Walker
Gallery in Dallas. She was recently
chosen by Alma Ruiz, curator from
the Museum of Contemporary
Art, Los Angeles to be included
in the West Coast Edition of New
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Hotel Frenzy 3
one night stay at Four seasons Bed & Breakfast Package
Value: $635 donor: Four Seasons Hotel & Washington Holdings
Enjoy a night in downtown Seattle with a bed and
breakfast package and 50 minute spa treatment.
Located in the heart of downtown, Four Seasons
Hotel places you within a 5 minute stroll of Seattle
Art Museum, concerts at Benaroya Hall, or the energy
of Pike Place Market. Discover intimate, cutting-edge
ambiance warmed by Pacific Northwest materials
and accented by works from Seattle’s vibrant creative
community. Enjoy captivating views of Elliott Bay,
Puget Sound, and the Olympics. Providing an oasis
from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the Four Seasons Spa’s soothing décor
combines water, basalt rock, and glass tile in an urban interpretation of the
Northwest’s rugged natural beauty.
Present gift certificate upon check-in. Subject to space availability. Not transferable
between Hotels and must not be re-sold. Gratuities, taxes or additional charges are not
included. Certificate is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash or replaceable in
case of loss. Valid December 1, 2009 to December 1, 2010 (Except during holidays).
a night at the woodmark and dinner at bin
Value: $350 Donor: Woodmark
Enjoy overnight accommodations at the
Woodmark in a Lakefront Guest Room on a
Friday or Saturday night. Package includes
dinner for two at bin on the lake.
$100 Gift Certificate for bin may also be used
for Hotel and Spa. Dinner not to exceed $120.
Reservations required. Subject to availability. Not
valid holidays, July, or August. Excludes parking,
gratuity and incidentals.
a night in andy warhol suite at Heathman Hotel Portland
Value: $285 donor: Heathman Hotel
Spend a night at The Heathman Hotel’s
acclaimed Andy Warhol Suite - situated in the
heart of Portland’s downtown Financial and
Cultural Districts. The Heathman Hotel has
been rated one of the “World’s Best Places to
Stay” by Conde Nast Traveler, and one of the
“500 Best Hotels in the World” according to
Travel+Leisure’s most recent 2009 awards.
AAA has awarded it 4 Diamonds for 24
consecutive years. This sophisticated boutique
hotel offers luxurious accommodations and award-winning service — a refreshing
blend of Portland history and modern hospitality.
Gift certificate expires November 12, 2010. Reservations based on availability. All
charges for incidentals not covered by gift certificate must be paid upon departure. Not
redeemable for cash. Stay cannot extended beyond expiration date. Bearer must mention
gift certificate when making reservation and present original certificate upon arrival.
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Civia loring Bicycle
Value: $1800 donor: Elliott Bay Bikes
Whether tooling around town,
cruising campus, or pedaling to
the grocer, the Civia Loring offers
supreme comfort, safety, and
utility. From its gently sloping top
tube to its bamboo fenders and
matching trim, the Loring is a study
in elegance, simplicity, and fun.
Designed for short runs of five miles
or less, the Loring carries up to 50
pounds of cargo while delivering an
exceptionally balanced ride. The
Loring features a steel frame, disc
brakes, and a nine-speed internally
geared hub. Electrical Box Graffiti in 3 Parts by Julie alpert
Value: $500 donor: Julie Alpert
These 3 companion pieces contemporize the actions and subjects that caused
controversy during the Impressionist era. Like the Impressionists, I took painting
out of the studio and examined and responded to a mundane landscape at different
times of day recording the changing effects of light. Unlike the pastoral or lush
scenes of the Impressionists, these images record a different kind of subject:
graffiti, electrical boxes, wheat pastes, and other signs of contemporary culture.
My current body of work incorporates found objects and building materials that
are signs of contemporary urban consumer waste. My aim is to reuse the leftover,
discarded, mundane materials to make something beautiful. Alpert, member (and PR
Coordinator) of SOIL Artist Run Gallery, received an Artist Trust GAP Award this year.
Her stairwell installation at KAC is currently on view.
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Kirkland Arts Center’s fine & functional art store features work by KAC
instructors, members, students, and resident artists, ranging from ceramics
and glass to sculpture, paintings, prints, and more!
336 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, wa 98033 425.827.8219
november 27 – december 31
Closed December 25
Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM
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Our thanks to...
and special thanks to:
Dr. Aysel K. Sanderson, M.D.
Jason Shivey of Synergy Productions
Bellevue American Music
Sarah T. Skinner, Event Photographer
Reuben Krippner, Catalog Reader
Partick McBride of Kirkland Performance Center
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redUX Planning team
our sincerest thanks to the
REDUX Planning Team without whom
this incredible evening would not have
Steve and Lisa Cox
Tom and Michele Parsons
Van and Kari Schoessler
Craig and Joan Wrench
Jess Marie, REDUX Installation Manager
Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley
Tim Cross and Whiting Tennis
Julia Freeman and Grant Olsen
Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata
Kirkland arts Center Board of directors
The Board of Directors provides
governance to enable Kirkland Arts
Center fulfill its mission, and acts as a
liaison to KAC’s many constituencies,
keeping the members, students, artists
and the broader community informed,
and strengthening support for this
Carol Belval, President
Joan Wrench, Vice President
Jessie Tzeng, Acting Treasurer
Kari Schoessler, Secretary
Nina Kemsley Church
E. Valentine DeWald II
Patrick A. Trudell
Kirkland arts Center advisory Council
The Advisory Council is a body of
professionals, community leaders and
past KAC board members who provide
advice and support, and work to expand
KAC’s reach in the community.
Susan Pappalardo, Co-chair
Brad Weed, Co-chair
Kirkland arts Center Creative Council
The Creative Council is a body of leading
curators and artists who provide advice to
KAC’s Exhibitions Director.
Justin Colt Beckman
Elizabeth A. Brown
Kirkland arts Center guidance Council
The Guidance Council is a capacitybuilding
body of community leaders and
professionals who provide expertise
William G. Snead
a special thanks to all the many
volunteers who have helped make this
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About Kirkland Arts Center
Kirkland Arts Center provides
exemplary visual arts education
in a dynamic, community culture.
The cornerstone ceramic arts
program attracts artists from
the Northwest and further
afield who share their expertise
with students and teachers,
and the Gallery’s accessible,
contemporary art exhibitions
showcase innovative works that
stimulate a lively public dialogue.
“The artist’s role in the community is to lead, the artist’s role is to get people
to think things or see things differently, to help get people beyond where they
are… to joy, enthusiasm and some sorrow as well.”
- William Radcliffe, FOUNDER of the Kirkland Arts Center
Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) serves the Eastside arts community by providing
artists and art lovers of all ages the opportunity to work together, build creative
skills, and broaden their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the
visual arts. We offer classes, workshops, gallery exhibits and special events in
a unique historic setting.
KAC was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by a group of artists and
citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and concerned
about the preservation of a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For
almost 50 years, the Kirkland Arts Center has owned and maintained this
historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts
studio and education facility serving students of all ages and skill levels.
620 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
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