Grab your face mask and join me for the rebirth of Second Saturday studio openings at Equinox...a conglomeration of about 120 artists in their own environment. Equinox is located in the Georgetown area of South Seattle. For me and, the others, this is exciting news. The COVID closing to other than the working artists has been a real downer. So, every second Saturday we will be able to, once again, invite you to see how it is done. Second Saturdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Well, COVID has put a stopper to art events of any import for the last year or so.. It has also drained the excitement that creating generates. Time heals (a bit). I have just completed the showing of my steel and resin (what else?) sculpture, "Galileo". It had been accepted for the 2020 Anacortes, Washington annual art festival, but COVID put a snag in that and all works which had been planned for August 2020 were asked to show in 2021. I've just received notice that sales at the show topped all other years. That's a real positive piece of news and It feels great to see things coming back. 
I've just added two new sculptures in welded steel..."Early Bird" and "Steppin' Up". You can view them in my Galleries ---"In the birdcage" and "Other Works". I'd be interested in what you think of them.

Tempus Fugits!! I’ve now completed my 30th year as a full time sculptor. I may owe a lot to my Garfield High art teacher in Seattle, Ruth Nystrom, who frequently goaded me to “think with a pencil”, although I now do it with steel and resins.  It was one of those moments in 1989 when a voice said, “do something with that UofW major in sculpture”! I promised my wife, Julie, that I’d try it for a maximum of two years. The first ten years were in my studio on Mercer Island, then fifteen years on Camano Island, and now five years back in Seattle at Georgetown’s Equinox Studios, a complex of four buildings chock full of hardworking creative folks. How many of us wonder to ourselves, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” Equinox has an open house every second Saturday evening (except in June) and I’d be pleased to see you there. 

For the ninth year out of the last ten (don't ask), the Collective Visions Gallery (CVG) in Bremerton, Washington has selected one of my sculptures, “Galileo”, for display in their annual state-wide show. Opening night, just a ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, is January 18th "hanging" 157 pieces out of the 1100 that were entered. It's always a good show with a dinner/awards ceremony at the Kitsap Conference Center from 5pm-7pm (free to the artists...$20 to everyone else) followed by a continuation of the event at the gallery from 7pm-? for FREE. The Conference Center is adjacent to the Bremerton/Seattle Ferry dock and CVG is at 331 Pacific Avenue just three blocks from the ferry dock. The show runs through February 29th.

For the fourth year in a row the Peninsula Art League has selected two of my sculptures for their show in Gig Harbor, WA, just a bridge west of Tacoma.  “Guardian” (cast resin) and “Cygnus” (resin, steel, copper) will be on display through November 1st. The 17th Annual 2019 Open Juried Show is held in the Harbor History Museum located at 4121 Harborview Drive. While I have won awards in the previous shows, I’m pleased that Cygnus was chosen for First Place 3D. The show is always well-hung and the Museum is worth the trip to this charming seaport town.


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 Ned BlockSeattle, WA206.310.7200