The Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA) Public Art Program provides artists with an opportunity to exhibit and possibly sell their work in a variety of public and private venues around the region. The program provides the public with an opportunity to enjoy original artwork outside the walls of museums and commercial galleries. The communities in which we all live benefit not only from the mere presence of the art among them, but also through contributions to art education that are funded by participants rendering a percentage of sales to EAFA. It’s a win, win proposition!
Currently there are about 130 artists participating in the program, whose works include both abstract and representational art in a variety of media and subjects. These works of art are currently on display at eight public and private venues. Each venue has one or more EAFA volunteer managers who are responsible for hanging, managing, and taking down each show.
The venues include Overlake Medical Center PACCAR Conference/Education Center, South Tower and Medicine/Oncology, as well as Bellevue Regional Library, Mercer Slough Environmental Center, Lewis Creek Community Center, The Gardens Retirement Community in Bellevue, Ultimate Salon Studios in Bellevue, and the Department of Ecology in Bellevue.
We have a new venue in the Public Art Program -- it's the Department of Ecology in SE Bellevue. Previously the lobby contained faded prints, so with the introduction of original art on the walls, the staff and visitors have been giving very favorable comments about the lobby, and how cheerful it looks!
Fellow Public Art Program artists: If a venue manager invites you to participate in an upcoming show at a venue, please respond ASAP so that she can plan for the show, and also, so that your name will be announced in the upcoming Newsletter.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 22:22