Exhibits & News

Selected for Jansen Art Center summer exhibition

 

Early this year, I began a new body of work focusing on wood assemblages, sculptures and totems. The new pieces express a juxtaposition between muted background tones and bright central colors. I use salvaged Northwest softwoods, emphasizing the natural character found in the grain of the wood. The color palette compliments the moody weather of the Pacific Northwest. The tribal nature of some of the pieces pays homage to native Salish art forms. Symbology presented in some of the pieces adds a mystery to the meaning behind the work.  Some of that mystery can be uncovered through close examination, while some is left up to the imagination of the observer.

 

The exhibition will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, June 7, from  6:00 – 8:00pm, at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264 . The art will be exhibited through August 30. 

"Ocean Commotion" off to the U.K.

 

“Ocean Commotion”  was put on permanent display at the Museum of Mechanical Art & Design's new facility in Stratford Upon Avon, U.K.  

 

This is my second piece put on display at the Museum.  The new facility is larger than the original with considerably more exhibition space.  It’s a popular destination. Last year the Museum logged 30,000 visitors.  Stratford Upon Avon is the birthplace of Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespearean Theatre.  It is second largest tourist destination in the U.K. Second only to London.

 

Selected for 2014 Phinney Center Gallery exhibition

 

I have been chosen to participate in a group exhibition at the Phinney Community Center in Seattle. It will be one of several jurured fine art exhibitions at the Phinney Center Gallery in 2014.  The Gallery supports local emerging artists and is located in the historic Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle, Washington. The gallery shows are advertised to 17,000 local community members and 3,000-4,000 viewers visit the Phinney Center each month.

 

Date yet to be announced.  Stay tuned.

 

Lynnwood Art Commission selects works for solo show at the
Lynnwood Library Art Gallery in 2014

 

The Lynnwood Art Commission announces selection for a solo exhibit at the Lynnwood Library Art Gallery in 2014.  The scheduled dates for the exhibit August 9 - September 20, 2014.

 

Selected for Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's
Art Convergence juried exhibition

 

BIg Daddy Grungeness selected for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's Art Convergence Juried Exhibition 2013 show. The reception & award presentations is Friday, Nov. 15 from 4:30 to 6:00

 

Works will be on display from November 14 - January 10.

 
Three pieces to show at the Jansen Art Center Fall Exhibition

 

Three pieces from my coastal collection, Big Daddy Grungeness, Fueling Up, and Dancing Fish will be exhibited at this year's Jansen Art Center Fall Exhibition. The opening is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:00 to 8:00.   There will be live music with light refreshments.  Additional food, beer and wine will be available to purchase in the Firehall Cafe. 

 

Works will be on display from September 21 - December 3, 2013.

Hometown debut

I will be debuting my new kinetic folk art collection at the Ferndale Arts Commission's Art in the Park exhibition, Sept. 14-15, 2013 at Pioneer Park in Ferndale, WA. Ten local artists will be showing their work.

 

In addition to the featured artists, local dance students, fabulous musicians and native storytellers will share their art inside Pioneer Park.  Sponsored and hosted by the Ferndale Arts Commission, this free, second-year event expands on the successful 2012 inaugural festivities, which included local artists showcasing a variety of works including painting, photography, pottery and more. Art in the Park runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
 

Free children’s activities will again be a part of the weekend action at historic Pioneer Park. There will also be food for purchase.

Big Daddy Grungeness selected for Recycled Art Show

 

Big Daddy Grungensess, the recycled version of our Dungeness crab, has been selected for exhibition at the 12th Annual Recycled Art Show. The show’s opening reception is Friday, April 5th, from 6pm to 9pm at the Allied Arts Gallery in Bellingham, WA. The show runs through April 27th, 2012.

 

Big Daddy Grungensess was also used as the cover of the local newspaper's entertainment guide to promote the event. 

Selected as an Artist in Residence at the MAD Museum

 

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum is dedicated to presenting and promoting all forms of kinetic art.  The museum is located in Stratford Upon Avon, William Shakespeare’s hometown, and one of England’s busiest tourist town. Second only to London. The museum displays 20 large works and 200 small pieces.  It is scheduled to open in March 2012.

http://themadmuseum.co.uk/

 

 

"Man As Machine" debutes in New York City

 

My first kinetic art piece, “Man as Machine,”  will debute in at the Onishi Gallery in New York City on May 5, 2011.  The group exhibition, entitled “Among the Serious and Playful Things,” is composed of selected artists from the US, France, Japan and Italy.  

JIM DIXON        360.220.5935          jcdixon2@comcast.net

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