Really excited to see the photos of the show in Kirkland for the Society of Art of Imagination, I usually go in the shows with my art , and have shown in Ottawa, New York , London, Bali and Peru with the Society but this time got bogged down with Pandemic reality and did not submit . But nevertheless have loved seeing the photos and vdeo from the show of my fellow Visionary artists.
When I organized the show in Bali Brigid Marlin wrote about the Society and it’s history and this is included in detail the Imagination Reigns book for the show in Bali and still available on Amazon.
Don Farrell who has done a fantastic job of collaborating with the Society for Art of Imagination and organizing the show in Kirkland comments” Saturday May 1 (12-4) is your LAST chances to see this remarkable exhibition in person. Artists shipped their work from all over the world, and this very special collection of artworks is a totally worthwhile reason to roll over to Kirkland Arts Center. Admission is free, though many of the works are available for purchase, including a generous handful that are under a thousand bucks. “Representational Fantastic” (the Society for Art of Imagination at Kirkland Arts Center) is open to the (masked-up) public, and, although seeing the works in person is far more impressive than can be conveyed in digital images, you can also see the show (virtually) right here, if you cannot or will not go there physically. But please go, if you can…and support the Kirkland Arts Center and the participating artists by buying some art! Shipping is available, if you’re not nearby. Thanks, as always, for your love and enthusiasm.”
The Society for Art of Imagination (artofimagination.org) was founded in 1961, with a desire to foster a resurgence of interest in imaginative art. Its members and their associates employ technical skill coupled with imagination to create fine works of art that transcend the ordinary. The Society has produced numerous exhibitions, at prestigious venues, in cities around the world, including New York, Montreal, Vienna, London and Paris. One of the original founders, Brigid Marlin, continues to lead the organization. Other especially notable members include Ernst Fuchs (1930-2015), HR Giger (1940-2014), Robert Venosa (1936-2011), Martina Hoffmann, Alex Grey, Laurie Lipton and Michael Parkes.
Shown in the show is With artworks by : Ernst Fuchs (1930-2015), Brigid Marlin, Michael Parkes, Carrie Ann Baade, Andrew Gonzalez, Martina Hoffmann, Otto Rapp, Roku Sasaki, Heidi Taillefer, Benny H.V. Andersson, Jane Andrews, Oliver Benson, Marlene Seven Bremner, Gary Burczak, Michael Coleman, Sorin Cretu, Christophe Durand, Kim Evans, William Fahey (1949-2020), Don Farrell, France Garrido, Mark Henson, Shelley Irish, Deborah Koff-Chapin, Lyne LaFontaine, KD Matheson, Gaia Orion, Jeff Ostrowski, Anna Plavinskaya, Jean Pronovost, Helle Rask Crawford, Alayne Sahar, Anthony Santella, Kathleen Scarboro, Ricky Schaede, Rick Simpson, Carol Spicuzza, Olga Spiegel, Liba WS, Sandra Stanton, Joanne St-Cyr, Fatima Taylor, Jan ten Broeke (1930-2019), Miguel Tio, Viandara, Bryan Kent Ward, and Stephanie Catherine Watson.
Chatting with Michael Coleman and he shared some photos his friend Marcus and Cheryl Tucker took of the show as they live right by Kirkland. They have given me permission to share them.
Don Farrell has done a video of the show to give who have not been able to see it a 3-D perspective.
Enjoyed seeing the photos an video of the show .. thanks for sharing. My love to all! Della Burford