Seattle CoArts

Providing a community for artists to meet and share their love of art

Fall Workshop

Seattle Co-Arts Fall Workshop

SCA workshop

SCA workshop

Love Letters by Jacqui B

SCA workshop

Garden Guardians by Jacqui B

SCA workshop

Blue Bird by Jacqui B

Expressive Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting

Jacqui Beck, instructor

Nov 3 – 4, Ronald United Methodist Church
Monday & Tuesday; 9:00am – 3:30pm

Sign-up begins September!

Jacqui has been teaching art for twelve years and is an adjunct professor of art at Seattle Pacific University. Her workshops focus on supporting students to develop their own personal artistic expression, loosen up, and enjoy the creative process.

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This workshop offers a wonderful opportunity to learn to paint more expressively and personally. Discover ways to increase the tendency to experiment, loosen up, and be more expressive. Learn how to use a variety of techniques to bring more life to your paintings and more enjoyment to your painting process. This workshop is open to participants with all levels of experience. No experience with acrylic painting is required. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn from talented Jacqui. Topics include:

  • Preparing canvases with texture, collage, stamping, and mono-printing
  • Stages of a painting (from inception to gallery)
  • Paint application of layering and edges (toning, underpainting, impasto, rubbing in color, glazing, veiling, faking underpainting)
  • Developing personal ‘voice’ and meaning of your artwork
  • Dealing with "mistakes", your inner critic, and loosening up
  • Making changes and finishing a painting

Cost: $100 CoArts members $135 non–members. Members sign-up first and have priority. Any remaining spots will be open to non–members later. One scholarship is available to CoArts members; contact the workshop chair privately if you wish to be considered.

Sign–Up: Look for the clipboard sign–up sheet at the September CoArts meeting to take part in this opportunity. A $50 deposit is required to hold a spot in the class for you. Cash or checks only(made out to Seattle CoArts).
Direct any questions to Delorse Lovelady, Workshop Chair.

65th Annual Juried Art Show

Seattle CoArts 65th Annual Juried Art Show


Lauriel Sandstrom, Chair
Juror— Joan Archer of Aria Studio

The theme of this yearʼs Seattle CoArts Juried Show is “Art To You!” I chose this selection of words because it represented three messages for me. First it is a TOAST to the concept of ART. Second it is a QUESTION and a CHALLENGE to the members of our club to express themselves as only they can. And thirdly, it is an INVITATION to the viewers of our 65th Annual Juried show, to enjoy (and perhaps purchase) our creations! As with all things in life, deadlines creep up on us way too quickly! Here are the dates to take note of:

Sunday, December 14, 2014 – Opening for Entries

Sunday, January 18, 2015 – Deadline for Entries to be considered for the Poster and Post Cards

Friday, February 13, 2015 – Entry Deadline

April 13 – June 5, 2013 – Show at the Mercer Island Community Center

Joan Archer of Aria Studio and Gallery in Edmonds, WA has agreed to juror our Show! All Juried Members of Seattle Co-Arts are eligible to enter up to two paintings in the juried show. The applicant must be currently paid up with Seattle Co-Arts member dues and have attended at least 3 SCA general meetings from January 2013 through June of 20

All entries must be the original work of the entering artist. Any artwork accepted and shown in a previous Annual Seattle Co-Arts juried show is not eligible for entry into the 2015 show. Artwork submitted should be the sole work of the artist, executed without the supervision of an instructor, not based on anotherʼs copyrighted material, and completed within the past two years. All painting/drawing/collage mediums are acceptable. No nudes please. All art must be 2-dimensional and ready to hang on a wall: framed or gallery-wrapped and fitted with adequate wire. The total outside (including frame) dimensions may not exceed 36” x 36”. The minimum acceptable size is 9” x 9” (including frame.)

As with any organization, all of the activities of CoArts depend on each member volunteering to bring this event to a resounding success! Thanks go to Eunice Smith for her creative collage logo for this yearʼs show. Two essential committee vacancies still exist. We need a Juried Show Chair Assistant and an Awards and Sponsors Chair. I truly could use help in putting this project together, and after Lynn Kerrʼs years of gathering awards and sponsors, we need a new chair and an assistant. If anyone has a promotion or sales background, this would be ideal, but anyone willing to send out prewritten letters, make follow up phone calls and pick up awards would be much appreciated. Talk to a friend and see if you could do it together. There will be a signup sheet for these and additional vacancies at this monthʼs general meeting.

More information about the show will be coming soon