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May 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM

3 bite-size bits of Seattle art news

1 Blue Star Museums

Through Labor Day; complete list of participating museums here

More than 2,000 art centers, museums, and exhibits across the U.S. are offering free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families through Labor Day thanks to the Blue Star Museums program. Seattle participants include Burke Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Museum of Flight, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle Art Museum and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

2 Bryan Ohno's new gallery

First Thursday reception: 6-8 p.m. June 6, 521 S. Main St., Seattle; www.bryanohno.com

Well-known Seattle gallerist/art project developer Bryan Ohno, who formerly operated a space in Pioneer Square, has opened a new gallery. The first exhibition in the new Bryan Ohno Gallery is “Metaphors of a Landscape,” by painter/biologist Adrianne Smits; the opening reception is part of the monthly First Thursday art walk festivities.

3 Neddy at Cornish finalists

2013 Neddy at Cornish exhibition, Sept. 4-Oct. 19, Main Gallery at Cornish College of the Arts.

 

Cornish College of the Arts and the Behnke Foundation have announced the  finalists for the 2013 Neddy Awards (honoring the life of artist Robert E. “Ned” Behnke). Two winners will be chosen: one in painting, and one in any medium; each winner receives $25,000. All finalists will receive $1,000 each and participate in the 2013 Neddy at Cornish exhibition.

Finalists in painting are Emily Gherard, Matthew Offenbacher and Robert Yoder, all of Seattle, and Andrea Heimer, of Ferndale. The four finalists for the Neddy in open medium are Julie Alpert, Victoria Haven, Jack Daws and Dan Webb, all of Seattle.

Finalists were chosen by Luis Croquer (deputy director of art and education at the Henry Art Gallery); Davida Ingram (educator at the  Visitor Center at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation); and Adam Sorenson (Portland artist).

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