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CORE 2023 
Exhibiting compelling art created by local artists!

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6
d by appointment
to keep all of our patrons healthy, please wear a mask

Current Exhibitions on view: March 1 - 25, 2023

Pioneer Square Art Walk & Artist Reception: March 2nd from 6-8pm

Additional events at the gallery this month:

Saturday March 11, 2-4:30pm

Poetry, Music and Art, Poetry Reading by Heather Hamilton, Ecopoet and Live music by WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow, unique Husband and wife duo present a variety of toe tapping dance, old time and fiddle tunes

Saturday March 25, 3-5pm

Exhibition Closing Reception

CORE Gallery Artists

Light Hours: Solstice Series


Andrea K. Lawson

My Light Hours: Solstice Series chronicles atmospheric rhythms, seasonal cycles, and luminous patterns. The Light Hours records observations of changing light over time, from dawn to dusk and over changing seasons. Painting from first to last light at each equinox and solstice for several years, I traced changes in sea and sky, from dawn to dusk. I set my brush to a new canvas every hour to express the light, color, gesture and movement of Port Townsend Bay on the Olympic Peninsula. Waking early to nature’s sounds, smells and light, bundled against the sunrise chill - and ending the day in the same way, sunset colors combatting the numbness gripping my fingers.

This meditative series of 8 x 10” paintings will be  exhibited at Core gallery in Seattle in 2023,  as an installation grouped by vernal, autumnal equinox, summer and winter solstices, exploring time, light and change. The multi-panel groupings combine to create single artworks composed of multiple images.  As they are created on individual boards, different configurations of the panels are possible. Also on view are related individual landscape/seascapes expressing northwest light.

Fascinated by nature, my art explores the magical world around me, of sea, sky, latescent light through foliage, from the majestic tableaus of  vibrant sunsets to the microworld of tenacious lichen. My creative process dances between figurative imagery and abstract material processes that propel my forms into a world of the unexpected. 


Great Salt Lake (East) #1.jpg

Tara McDermott

I stumbled upon the incredible landscape of the Great Salt Lake almost 10 years ago and have been consumed with returning ever since. In 2021 I finally made it back, going on a road trip to investigate all the back roads and access points I could imagine to truly explore this vast body of water. I was legit obsessed and went back an additional 2 times in 2022 to see the lake and surrounding areas during differing weather conditions. Out of those trips circumnavigating the lake was born this series of images, all revolving around the elements of water and salt.

Human exploitation, overuse, and global warming are having a devastating effect on the lake, and many consider it a time of crisis. It is widely believed that we have reached the tipping point where the lake’s diminishing water levels cannot be reversed. I am thankful I’ve been able to capture such an important and magical place at such a crucial time in history.

All photographs are taken with film, a vintage Hasselblad camera and a plastic Holga toy camera.

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