Holly Andres; Monday, July 13, 1-2pm


Holly Andres is a fine art and commercial photographer known for her stylized cinematic scenarios often inspired by her own childhood experiences. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums from Barcelona, Istanbul and Bogota, to New York, San Fransisco and Atlanta with viewers drawn to her often dark and mysterious or bright and witty photographs.

Andres regularly photographs editorial assignments for many prestigious publications including The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker and The California Sunday Magazine. Her fine art has been featured in Art in America, Artforum, Exit Magazine, Art News, Modern Painters, British Journal of Photography, PDN, American Photo, Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Bust, and Art Ltd. -- which profiled her as one of the 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35. 

Katy Stone; Tuesday, July 14, 1-2pm


Spreading across the wall, spilling onto the floor, or cascading from architectural supports, Katy Stone’s artworks are like Rorschach tests of natural phenomena. She paints on a variety of materials and layers the elements into sculptural assemblages and installations that blur the boundaries between drawing, painting, and sculpture and act as both kaleidoscope and microscope.

Stone has exhibited at nationally and internationally at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Vienna, and at museums including The McNay and the Boise Art Museum and alternative spaces including Suyama Space in Seattle. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions across the US including “Flow, Just Flow" at the Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond, VA, "Art + Space” at Project4 in Washington, DC, “Other Worlds,” at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL; “Earthly Delights,” at Mass Art in Boston; and internationally at The Chengdou International Biennale in Chengdou, South Korea. She has been reviewed in many publications including Artweek, New Art Examiner, Sculpture Magazine and Art in America. Her commissioned public artworks include projects for the GSA's Art in Architecture Program, Washington State Arts Commission, The City of Seattle, Cleveland Clinic, Michigan State University, and corporate clients including ConocoPhillips and Microsoft.

Stone received her B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking from Iowa State University, and her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Washington. She lives and works in Seattle.

Ivan Carmona; Wednesday, July 15, 1-2pm


Iván Carmona is a Puerto Rican studio artist living in Portland, Oregon. While growing up in Puerto Rico, Iván developed a strong, visual, vocabulary of images that have come to influence his work today. With representations of Spanish colonial architecture, dense colorful vegetation and complex textures and patterns. Influenced by the Modern Art movement Iván explores biomorphic form, monochromatic saturated color and multi disciplinary materials to convey specific content in three-dimensional objects.

Through the use of tropical landscape and traditional cultural idiosyncrasy, one can see how deeply Iván identifies with the structure and beauty of his home. Employing imagery, form and texture, Iván’s exploration of the relationship between human emotions, culture, identity, and geographic connections, enables him to capture the complexity, personality and history of his art.

In 2015, Iván received his Bachelor of Fine Art from The Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. He was a recipient of numerous national awards, including: The Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic and Artistic Achievement, the Dean’s Scholarship, the Commitment to Craft Scholarship, “Best in Show” at the Hoffman Gallery Juried Student Show, the 2015 NCECA Undergraduate Award for Excellence, the Studio Potter Undergraduate Merit Award (Providence, RI), the 2014 Huntley-Tidwell Scholarship to attend the Penland School of Craft in Asheville, NC. His work has been published in the publication ‘500 Figures in Clay, Vol. 2.’

His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in U.S., Puerto Rico, and Latin America. His pieces can be found in public and private art collections internationally, including the Boise Art Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, and at the Gifu Prefecture High School in Tokyo Kouryu, Japan.

Val Britton; Thursday, July 16, 1-2pm


Val Britton creates immersive, collaged works on paper and site-specific installations that explore physical and psychological spaces. Her fragmented, exploded landscapes draw on the language of maps to explore memory, history, and the possibilities of abstraction. Britton’s work is part of numerous collections, including Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; The Cleveland Clinic Fine Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, California; Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, California; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York; New-York Historical Society, New York; New York Public Library; and the San Jose Museum of Art. Britton is the recipient of many grants, fellowships, and residencies including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship. Born in Livingston, New Jersey, Britton spent 14 years in San Francisco before relocating to Seattle in 2018, where she now lives and works. She received her B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts.