"In science, a center of gravity is a point or place where an object can be balanced. The City of Shoreline’s first exhibition devoted to the creation of a permanent collection strives to create a balance of media and artistic backgrounds in keeping with a 21st century city with rapidly changing demographics. The exhibition opens Saturday, June 9, from 5:00 pm -7:30pm, at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline, 98133; on the third and fourth floors with artists in attendance. Regular gallery hours will be 9:00-5:00 M-F and by appointment on weekends until September 17, 2018, when unsold work will be returned. The City plans to spend up to $10,000 on the artwork to begin its permanent indoor collection, complementing its 26 permanent outdoor sculptures, and will announce its selections in July.
From over 105 artist submissions and more than 500 artworks, jurors David Francis and Jason Huff (Seattle Arts and Culture) selected a final group of 30 (45 artworks) that each explore contemporary art as a balancing of objectives and a blending of disciplinary focus. Many of the artists have backgrounds in other fields and experiences in other countries, reflecting a global village of contemporary art. As Huff writes in his juror’s statement, “Given the city's commitment to equity and inclusion, it was important to make sure that the artists whose works are part of this selection reflected diversity of people and communities that make up Shoreline.” Themes vary from nature, to history, identity, and the design of spatial representation."
Gala Bent, Patti Bowman, Weldon Butler, Minh Carrico, MalPina Chan, Diem Chau, Maura Donegan, Shruti Ghatak, Justin Gibbens, Clare Johnson, Jody Joldersma, Amanda Knowles, BethAnn Lawson, Rich Lehl, Terry Leness, Vikram Madan, Carol Milne, Daphne Minkoff, Naoko Morisawa, Saya Moriyasu, Kemba Opio, Megan Reisinger, Jane Richlovsky, George Rodriguez, Samantha Scherer, Tee Gee Story, Thuy Van Vu. Matthew Whitney, Suze Woolf, Angie Yusef.