View art work by regional artists at the Mercer Gallery. The gallery is located at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street. It is open to the public and the exhibits are updated approximately every two months. Artwork is for sale with a percentage of the sales going to support arts and cultural programming of the Mercer Island Arts Council.
The Arts Council is currently soliciting applications to exhibit in the Mercer Gallery in 2017. If you are interested in exhibiting in the Mercer Gallery in 2017, please download,complete, and return the application to exhibit: Gallery Application to Exhibit. Don't delay, the Gallery Selection Committee will be meeting soon!
Artists of all medias, large groups or individual artists with 10 or more pieces, are encouraged to apply. Artists with fewer pieces will be grouped into one exhibit. All 2D art must be framed or have wrapped, painted edges. The gallery has five pedestals and 12" shelving for the display of 3D art. There are several glass cabinets that can be used for smaller pieces and/or jewelry. All items must be for sale.
Shows generally run for seven weeks, with the Arts Council hosting an artists' reception on the first Thursday of the show.
José Orantes: September 12 - October 28
Artists' Reception, Thursday, September 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
José Orantes has created a series of new paintings for this gallery exhibit featuring Mercer Island scenes created in his own artistic and whimsical style that has been described as “Urban Naïve.” After working with Mercer Island resident and mosaic artist, Sandy Glass, to create a series of mosaic installations in the Luther Burbank Park playground, Orantes found himself inspired by the scores of Mercer Island students they worked with in their workshops. This inspiration, along with his talent and imagination captures the vitality of Mercer Island in vibrant colors.
Mosaic Mural by José Orantes
This solo exhibition of Orantes’ new paintings and prints is the culmination of a mosaic project for Luther Burbank Park Playground on Mercer Island. The mosaic installations include nearly 250 square feet of mosaic artwork in the playground area of the park: Three mosaic installations were created with local students; 3rd – 5th and 6th- 8th graders and a fourth installation that is a 5’ high by 38’ long 10mm glass tile mosaic created from a mural Orantes painted. The nearly 2’ x 16' painted mural will be featured in his exhibit, along with a collection of new paintings inspired by work with the children and the local environment.
Note: Artists' Reception dates and times are subject to change. Please call 206.275.7609 to confirm date and times.
MIVAL Holiday Show: October 31 - October 28
Artists' Reception, Thur, November 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri, 7 am – 9:00 pm
Sat, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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