Art Sale – Saturday 11/11!

This Saturday, come see the *real* Best of the Northwest! ūüėČ Entry to our show is free. ūüėÉ We are in the building just beyond the *ehem* Northwest art show – just look for our yellow signs! ūüĎ©ūüŹľ‚Äćūüé®ūüĒ∂

Many styles will be represented in the show, we are a group of artists who paint together (past and present) once a week.

I’ve been working on some fun, smaller pieces, including some Stranger Things ornaments. Can’t wait to share them with you!

Featured Artist at RAW:Seattle – April 2nd!

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As a shy artist, I’ve got to be the worst promoter in the world, but I’m going to give it a go now…¬†(deeeep breath…) OK! So…

I’ve been given a great opportunity to be part of an Artists Showcase that is taking place April 2, at the Fremont Foundry.¬†It’s going to be quite a party, with bands, fashion designers and visual artists showing off their creations. RAW Artists was created several years ago to help emerging artists get exposure and I’m really excited that they sought me out to join their showcase.

If you would like to support my art (whether or not you can attend) you can purchase a ticket on my RAW artist page for $15. The only cost to me for the show is the agreement to sell 20 tickets by March 25th. I have to make up the difference for any I do not sell. I will have several paintings on display as well as some prints available for purchase. 

I may be live painting that night as well… Still trying to figure out the logistics and how to not make a mess… hahaha

http://www.rawartists.org/heatherunderground¬†(The ticket link is in small bright yellow text – next to the I AM RAW text… ūüėČ )

Thank you all for all the support you give me, in the form of likes and comments. The encouragement means so much!!!

Hope to see some of you there! Thank you!!!

Art Studio Open House, Magnuson Park, Sunday 1/19

poster 4 art thingI just moved into an art studio in Magnuson Park that’s been twenty years in the making! It’s such an honor to be a part of this new community. I’m looking forward to building my career in this space.

There will be an open house this Sunday from 2pm – 5pm. ¬†I’m on the ground floor. I believe that at least half of the studio artists will be participating. It’s a great opportunity to see this wonderful space the city has provided for artists,¬†and¬†to see some local work!

Use the gatehouse entrance to Magnuson Park at NE 74th Street.  Turn left on 63rd Ave NE. The studios are in the first building on the right.

Hope to see you there!

It’s Back! Alice in Wonderland Piano @ The Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline, WA

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Looking mad as a hatter…

Piano Time in Shoreline, WA is back! ¬†While I didn’t have time to commit to painting a new piano this year, I’m proud to say that my Alice in Wonderland piano is out of hiding and has found the perfect home. ¬†For all of August, Wonderland will be on display at the Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline. ¬†I can’t think of a more appropriate home than a library! ¬†Best of all, it’s art you can touch. ¬†Visitors are welcome to come and play the piano. Unlike my cat, this toothy-grinned beast won’t bite…

Here is a link to all my Alice themed work, including progress photos from painting the piano: https://heatherunderground.com/category/alice-in-wonderland/

The Richmond Beach Library is located at 19601 21st Ave N.W., Shoreline, 98177

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Come to Seattle’s Wedgwood Art Festival this weekend!

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Now I’m loopy because I still have so much to do before 10 am…. If you live in Seattle, please come by and say hi. ¬†My booth is in the back of the space, along 36th Ave. ¬†There’ll be lots of good art, good food, and good music! ¬†I’ll have lots of prints for sale, as well as some original paintings.

Here’s some of the details:

July 13 & 14, 10 am – 5 pm, on the Hunter Farms Tree Lot at the corner of 35th Ave. NE and NE 80th St.

More info here: http://www.wedgwoodfestival.com/

“Voi-na” (War)

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From my sketchbook.  Drew this last night.

Have a great weekend everyone!  If you are in Seattle, please stop by the Wedgwood Ale House and check out my show!

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I… Have… A… Solo Show at the Wedgwood Ale House in Seattle – March 2013!

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I’ve taken over the Wedgwood Ale House in Seattle! ¬†Stop by and have a peek. ¬†I’ve got big, wild works in the bar, and smaller, happy, colorful pieces in the family dining room. All work is for sale, minus one, which already sold…. So come in, have a beer, and buy a painting! ¬†I’ll look that ^^^ happy! ūüėČ

The show will be up, I believe, until the 6th of April, 2013

Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave NE  Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 527-2676

The Gallery at Town Center Show – thru Nov. 17th

Heather Carr Susan Aurand I have a show going on now through Nov. 17th, in Lake Forest Park, WA, at The Gallery at Town Center. ¬†Also featured is Susan Aurand, a mixed media assemblage artist. ¬†If you are in the greater Seattle area, please come and check us out! ¬†It’s quite a colorful show. ūüôā

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Alice in Wonderland pieces by me, and an assemblage piece by Susan Aurand

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The Color Run in Seattle – Becoming A Human Canvas

Heather Carr 2012Instead of posting sketches today, I thought I’d share my weekend with you. ¬†I participated in The Color Run with my daughter on Mother’s Day, here in Seattle. ¬†We were walking canvases!

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The Color Run is a 5K (3.1 mile) race. ¬†But it is really more about getting “dirty” than running fast, because¬†at various checkpoints along the race you are doused in highly pigmented powder.¬† A lot of people walked s l o w l y, to get as colorful as possible. ¬†I even saw people rolling around in the street!

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I imagine it will take a while for the streets to recover. ¬†I saw a crew trying to sweep up the powder… it looked like an impossible task.

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We had a great time. ¬†I do feel a bit like I spent too many hours in a smokey bar today, but I attribute that mostly to my daughter who took aim at my face with a fistful of powder… The actual race staff tried to avoid doing that…

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Taking pictures while participating was a bit of a challenge because my camera was inside a waterproof camera bag, which got in the way of the lens a bit, not to mention that the whole thing got so covered in dust, so I couldn’t tell what I was shooting!

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I would love to attend this race just to take photos. ¬†Because I was with my daughter, I kept my picture taking to a minimum. ¬†But there were endless opportunities for great shots…

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What better way to clean off than in a fountain!

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I got some funny looks on the drive home…

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I’ll be back next week with a new post, and updates on my latest paintings. ¬†I’m working on commissions this week and I need every free second I can find…

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Gotta RUN now, have a great week!

P.S.  A HUGE thank you to my Mom, who made it possible for me to attend the run with my daughter!

New Painting – Shows at Shoreline City Hall Gallery and Oasis Art Gallery thru July

Heather Carr Acrylic painting 2012

I finished this painting Monday, just in time to deliver it to the Shoreline City Hall Gallery (along with 9 other paintings) for a 4-person group show called Creatures and Places that starts today! ¬†This painting, Better Watch Out, ¬†is 16″ x 20″ on wood. ¬†It says “watch out” in Russian on the arm. ¬†I really can’t believe where it ended considering its earlier stages, which I’m not sure I want to share… ¬†it started out as a goofy looking lion-like creature. ¬† I liked parts of it, but… I felt like the images weren’t interacting quite right, the colors weren’t working for me, and frankly, despite the menacing figure¬†in the background, it was just too happy! ¬†It got worse when I consulted my daughter, and she encouraged me to add the baby lion in the foreground – which, admittedly, works compositionally.

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I love painting with my Open Studio Group, but I only have this opportunity once a week. ¬†I find it very helpful being surrounded by the energy of a room full of people creating, even if we are all quietly doing our own thing. ¬†Creating in a vacuum is hard, especially when that vacuum includes two children who are constantly up to something, a house that¬†desperately¬†needs tending to, and a husband who is afraid to have an objective opinion regarding anything art related. ¬†This is where bravery and going with your gut will get you to finish line. ¬†I just started re-drawing, covering up and pulling things forward and pushing them back until I finally felt… not just content, but really pleased with my piece.

The underpainting for this piece was done at Artfest in Jesse Reno’s class, but this is as far ¬†as I got before the class was over. ¬†I did finish another painting in his class, which you can see here.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process photos. ¬†I wish I’d taken more, but I was too busy attacking my canvas.

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There will be a reception at the Shoreline City Hall Gallery (on the 3rd floor) from 5 – 6:30 p.m. ¬†If you are in the neighborhood, please stop in and say Hello. ¬†The show will be up until July 27th. ¬†This show features ten of my darker, macabre and emotional pieces. ¬†Unfortunately, due to this being a public space, I was not allowed to include Flightless in the show. ¬†Need to find a private gallery for that one…

My other show that is taking place now at Oasis Art Gallery in Wallingford, Seattle is the polar opposite of the one in Shoreline.  The Oasis Gallery Show is up until July 7th, and features many bright, playful paintings.  Unfortunately, they are closing their doors after our show, so come in while you can!

I’ll leave you with a few photos that my husband, Randy Stewart, took of my work at the Oasis Gallery.

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