Justin Gibbens attends Jentel Artist Resdency in Banner, Wyoming. January 15 - February 13, 2012. www.jentelarts.org
2/11/12 - 3/25/2012
In conjunction with the 1st Annual Edison Bird Festival Smith and Vallee Gallery presents “of Birds & Flight,” a group exhibition. Edison, Washington http://smithandvallee.com/gallery/exhibitions/of-birds-and-flight
G.Gibson Gallery pairs the subversive natural history illustrations of Justin Gibbens with Pacific NW painter Michael Brophy.
Show runs September 1-October 8.
Opening reception: September 1, 5-8pm.
Located at 300 S. Washington, Seattle WA
In their joint exhibition Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers, Justin Gibbens and Renee Adams draw on their newfound hobby of backyard beekeeping to explore both the ancient myths and modern maladies of the hive.
PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA
Seattle as Collector: Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs Turns 40
May 11–October 23, 2011
SAM Forum Gallery
SAM hosts an exhibition featuring highlights from the City of Seattle’s art collection, specifically from the portable works collection. This retrospective exhibition marks the office’s 40th anniversary, and includes works by Northwest luminaries such as Jacob Lawrence and Guy Anderson and contemporary artists such as Margie Livingston and Marie Watt. Also on view will be photographs, artist drawings and proposals for dozens of public artworks in the city’s collection of nearly 400 permanent artworks.
In 1971, city leaders created the Seattle Arts Commission, including creating staff positions. The office name was changed to Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs in 2002, and the Arts Commission (now volunteer positions) partners with the office to support the arts community. In 1973, Seattle was among the first cities in the country to adopt a percent-for-art ordinance, which helped build the city’s rotating collection of more than 2,800 artworks.
For more information, visit the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Come to the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington and check out the exhibition “Wild/Life.” I will have a piece in the exhibition titled “Bird of Paradise XVIII: Canada Medusa.”
January 8, 2011 - March 2, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 8, 2011, 2-5 pm
A group show featuring animals of subtle substance. In two and three dimensions, large and small scale, artists explore the environment, culture, history, and literature in their depictions of animals. Artists include Michelle Bear, Mark Calderon, Claire Cowie, Justin Gibbens, Todd Horton, Craig T. Langager, Sherry Markovitz, Robert McCauley, Saya Moriyasu, Peregrine O’Gormley, Eugene Parnell, and Joseph Rossano.
Nature Freak. This group exhibition features deconstructed, hybridized and otherwise manipulated plant and animal specimens that have been reassembled in strange and lovely ways. This show includes work by Renee Adams, Howard Barlow, Shannon Eakins, Justin Gibbens, Jim Rittimann, and Amy Ross. The Kirkland Arts Center Gallery fosters regional artist, encourages innovation and creativity, and provides rare opportunities for independent curators.
Show runs September 12 - October 4, 2008.
Opening reception: September 11, 6-8pm.
Located at 620 Market Street, Kirkland, WA
SVCA presents a group exhibition of contemporary bird artists including works by Justin Gibbens, Jacqueline Bishop, Kathryn Spence, Misako Inaoka, and Rigo 23. As a counterpoint to this exhibition, the historic works of John James Audubon, Morris Graves and Jessie Arms Botke will also be displayed. The mission of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts is to provoke and stimulate the imagination while opening hearts and minds through excellence in diverse arts programming.
Show runs June 20 - August 16, 2008.
Located at 191 5th Street East, Ketchum, ID