2013 Forth Annual Art Auction
“Art Auction for the Artists and Gallery”, Saturday: June 1st, 5:00 pm, 2013
Preview the Artwork May 25, 26 and June 1; 11:00 to 5:00, Artwork can be purchases at those times.
Party: June 1st, 4:00 to 9:00; $ 20.00 registration fee auction evening (pay at the door)
Dress Attire; casual
We are offering a opportunity to purchase art created by some of the best NW artists who participated at Matzke Fine Art Gallery, . Half of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to the artists.
Jack Gunter and Karla Matzke will MC. and professional auctioneer is Al Mangold
See Below Auction pieces, prices and artists statements.
Can’t make it to the Auction June 1st?
Call and leave an absentee bid, between now and May 31st. 360-387-2759 Karla Matzke
Phillip Levine,"Fancy That", 11"x4"x4" bronze (no editions) $3000., Recipient of the Governor's Award for Cultural Contribution to the Arts 1997 King County Arts Commissioner for 6 years. Museum of Northwest Art retrospective exhibition 2009
Arno Zielke, “Arc”, painted steel, $ 1600., Born in Otterndorf, Germany, Zielke holds a BFA from State University of New York in ceramics and sculpture. With a focus in reusing materials, Zielke gives pieces new life in his artwork.
David Kerr, “Color Chart”, kiln cast glass, $ 1500., Kerr is trained as a violinmaker and player has been working in glass for 8 years as a way to explore color and pattern. His inspiration for glass is often influenced by 20th century two dimensional artists such as Klimt, Diebenkorn, Franz Marc, Frank Stella, etc. This piece " Color Chart" is influenced by the Pop art of Victor Vasarely.
James Martin, “The Past is not Dead, It’s Not Even Past”, 18” x 25” quoache on paper, $ 900., Martin was born in Everett, Washington in 1928. With a BA in creative writing from the University of Washington, Martin has always been interested in narrative. Since 1955 he has maintained a well-loved cast of characters whose burlesque escapades have captivated the imaginations of Northwest viewers. William Shakespeare, Andy Warhol, Mona Lisa, Vincent Van Gogh, the Lion, and the Monkey are all frequent players in Martin’s brown paper theater. He was influenced early in his career by Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Mark Tobey, Mark Chagall, and Paul Klee and his paintings often swung from one style to the next. By the 1980s Martin came into his own, blending influence with personal experience. “James Martin: Art Rustler at the Rivoli” a monograph by Shelia Farr was published in 2001 and pays tribute to Martin’s distinct brand of humor, prodigious output, and distinctive style.
Barbara De Pirro, “Sprig”, acrylic on wood panel, 20” X 20” x 2” $1200 Barbara De Pirro is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. Nature, in its vast brilliance, is the original source and impetus for all her recent work. 'Sprig', Printmaking, Collage and Acrylic Painting are the techniques used in this painting. No found papers are used, each is hand printed & painted, then adhered within multiple transparent, acrylic layers. The final result has the appearance of wax encaustic. Looking into her paintings is very much like peering into a pool of water. De Pirro’s artwork has been commissioned and exhibited both nationally and internationally, is also included in many private and corporate collections. Additionally, her artwork and techniques have been published in multiple articles, publications and books. She currently has several installations within the Matzke sculpture park, two series 'roots & vines: plastica' & 'forest weavings'.
Sue Roberts, "HarmlessThreat", glazed ceramic, 13" x 5" x 7" . $ 950.00. Roberts has been a professional studio artist working in ceramic and metal sculpture for over 25 years. Her work has been in museum shows and galleries across the United States and Japan, and is in numerous private collections throughout the country. Featured in the 1998 Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog. 2002 she received an artist residency at Penland School of Crafts, and 2012 (GAP) recipient for Artists Trust Grants for Artist Projects. Sue currently teaches a variety of workshops at her studio on Guemes Island.
Arno Zielke, "Padilla Wheat", 18"x18" $300., Born in Otterndorf, Germany, Zielke holds a BFA from State University of New York in ceramics and sculpture. Arno’s paintings reflect the surrounding Skagit farmlands.
David RIdgway, “Fall Beaver Marsh” 8”x6” oil on metal flashing $325. Regionally well known artist, David Ridgway focus is on the places where man made structures and landscapes coincide, his paintings have the effect of immediacy with exaggerated or simplified colors, lines, and forms.
Don Haggerty, "The edge of her light was her sunny meadow", , aerosol on wood panel, $ 450. Don is a figurative painter and sculptor. Currently, “Figure in the Forest” outdoor piece can be viewed in Matzke sculpture park. The particular works that are up for bid were inspired during a stay in Paris and utilize tools common to many of that city’s street artists--spray paint and stencils. The images in these pieces were derived directly from Don’s oil paintings, and the stencil medium has proved to be a powerful means for reducing his subjects to their iconic essence--something Don strives to achieve in both in his paintings and his sculptures.
Sabah Al-Dhaher, “Aphrodite”, 15”x4”x6” marble, $1200. Sabah was born in Nasriyah, Iraq. At the age of fifteen he was accepted to the Institute of Fine Arts in Basra, Iraq, where he lived and received his training in classical art. Al-Dhaher fled Iraq in 1991 due to his involvement in a failed uprising against the regime of Saddam Hussein at the end of the first Gulf war. After spending 2 ½ years in a refugee camp in the desert of Saudi Arabia he came to the USA as a political refugee in 1993. He has been creating and exhibiting his work throughout the Northwest. Sabah’s story was chronicled in an article in the New York Times titled, A Nation at War: Iraqi-Americans; Chiseled from Marble, a Refuge from War News, (April 6, 2003).
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Camano Island, WA 98282
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