07.26 Wild: An Exploration of Untamed Spaces

Join us for this month’s Fremont First Friday Art Walk as we show Wild: An Exploration of Spaces featuring the work of Matt Mornick and Tony Case.

Matthew Mornick is an editorial and fine art photographer based in
Seattle. When not shooting for clients Mornick explores the
backcountry to photograph remote places. He shares this collection
of large-scale photographs that portray the delicate balance and
beauty of wild places via a unique printing technique in the wood
print series.

Wood is a challenging medium for printmaking. It continuously
adapts to its environment, even after the milling process. Mornick
considers the type, origin, and moisture content of the medium.
These factors influence how the material will react with archival ink.
Then he focuses on grain and how light will interact with the medium
and the image.

Mornick recounts, “I am drawn to wild places. Their uncluttered
nature clears my mind and gives me room to expand. My hope is
this comes through in the landscape photography. The patience and
attention to wait for all conditions to come together – I find it
humbling and worthwhile. My hope is that people connect with the
pieces, feel inspired by the natural grandeur, and seek to protect
and explore these wild places.”

Tony’s work develops from a sketchbook of  travels made over the past two years. It is a personal testimony to those fragile moments of light, color, and season that link us all. The  sketches are with water-soluble markers and pencil, and sometimes they’ve inspired larger paintings.


06.22 Johnston Architects Earns Gold Nugget Honors


Judges for the 2017 Gold Nugget Awards have named Johnston Architects as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. Johnston Architects earned its Merit honors for Rally, which was honored for Best Multifamily Housing Community – 30/60 du/acre.

Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards will be announced on June 29 as a feature highlight of PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field. Call 800-658-2751 or 909-987-2758 for more information.

Rally brings true live/work character to West Seattle, using a historic model of living above the shop.  Commercial entries and storefronts line California Avenue while residential entries are accessed from a friendly and well-proportioned courtyard. With a mixture of rich materials, Rally has the character of a small village


“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all, and we forward to our June 29 celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”

Now in it’s 54th    year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world.

Gold Nugget Awards — Recognizing those who improve our communities through exceptional 
concepts in design, planning and development. To learn more about the Golden Nugget Awards, please see their website.

05.18 June Art Walk: A World Worth Saving


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To learn more about the encaustic group, and each individual artist, read their artist statements.