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Congressional Student Art Competition at the VALA Art Center

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Hello!

Our artist reception last week for “Interactive” went so well and it was great to see all the familiar faces along with the  new faces.

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Phil Jensen interacting with the #VALASkirt by Annuska Perkins.

In other news; we are excited to announce that Congresswoman Suzan Delbene will be sponsoring the 2014 annual Congressional Art Competition which will be taking place at the VALA Art Center(!)   The student ...

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VALA Eastside’s Birthday

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VALA Eastside’s Birthday

VALA Eastside celebrated it’s 3-year birthday at the beginning of October 2013. The festive celebration was held at VALA Art Center, a public art venue opened by the organization in March 2013 in partnership with Redmond Town Center.

The event featured the inaugural reading of Redmond Poet Laurette Michael Dylan Welch, a musical performance by Chai Tea Latte, a toast by Redmond Mayor John Marchione, a giveaway from the Redmond Marriott and exciting announcements and refreshments from VALA staff. The backdrop ...

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VALA Intern Alexis Llanos Blogs about the RTC Arts Festival

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VALA Intern Alexis Llanos Blogs about the RTC Arts Festival

http://redmond.patch.com/groups/vala-eastside/p/a-great-success-redmond-arts-festival

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Creative Art Making for Adults and Chidren 5 and older at the VALA Art Center

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Creative Art Making for Adults and Chidren 5 and older at the VALA Art Center

Come join artists Joanne Nolan and Jessica FK Lambert as they lead four consecutive weeks of creative art-making for adults and children 5 years of age and older starting Wednesday, August 7, 11am to 2pm, $5 suggested donation/per session, materials included.

Session 1: Color Theory, Wednesday, August 7, 11am to 2pm: Make a color wheel pinwheel and learn from the masters of color Matisse and Picasso when to use the rules of color combinations and when to break the rules.

Session 2: ...

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Interning at VALA: A Creative Collaboration

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Interning at VALA: A Creative Collaboration

The first time I walked past VALA, it immediately caught my eye. The contemporary white walls and colorful accents of art intrigued me as I curiously entered the art center . I have always found a passion for art, yet my college career has led me in the realm of Communication. As I spoke with Jessica Lambert, Co-Founder of VALA, I undoubtedly knew I wanted to get involved. I told Jessica of my college studies in Communication and we quickly found a connection ...

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Creative Coffee Eastside presents Fine Art Exploration for Graphic Designers

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Creative Coffee Eastside presents Fine Art Exploration for Graphic Designers

 Creative Coffee Eastside brings inspiration to Graphic Designers through creative discussions, exploration of Fine Art and hands-on workshops.

Every month will have a different theme, such as Fine Art Exploration through different medium, Color Exploration, Cultural Folk themes representation, etc.

 

April Theme: 2-part series on TYPOGRAPHY

PART I:: Inspirational Typography

Look at different typographical styles for better understanding of typography and for inspiration.  Discuss typography trends and where it’s heading.

Dates/Time: Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm – 8 pm

PART II:: Typography Workshop

Using pens, pencils, ...

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Today @ Noon Family Drawing Session at the VALA Art Center

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Today @ Noon Family Drawing Session at the VALA Art Center

Join us today for lunchtime/noon Family Drawing Session! 

VALA Co-founder, Jessica Lambert, will talk about the current installation “Heavy Metal” by Shawn and Erika Simon and lead a drawing session.  All families welcome!

Suggested donation:  $5.00 per family for art supplies.

 The VALA ART CENTER is located at 7303 164th Ave. NE, Redmond Town Center, next to Starbucks and across from Chair and Trellis.

VALA is a 501c3, non-profit, arts organization, committed to connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the ...

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SOUND TRANSIT ARTIST ROSTER: Workshop at the VALA Art Center, March 12th, 6:30 to 8:30pm

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SOUND TRANSIT ARTIST ROSTER: Workshop at the VALA Art Center, March 12th, 6:30 to 8:30pm

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SOUND TRANSIT ARTIST ROSTER

STart program announces new national opportunity & workshops

 

Sound Transit’s STart program is establishing a national roster of pre-qualified artists for public art projects throughout the agency’s three-county service area in the greater Puget Sound region of Washington State. The roster will be effective for a period of three years and serve as one of the means of selecting artists to create permanent, site-specific artwork for the agency’s expanding transit system. ...

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“The Big Day” from Co-Founder Jessica Lambert

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“The Big Day” from Co-Founder Jessica Lambert

March 8th is quickly approaching and the doors of the VALA Art Center will open, ushering in a year filled with creative energy and inspiration for any artist or community member interested in contributing to their local art community of Redmond. VALA’s partnership with Redmond Town Center will help realize VALA’s mission of connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art with art installations, artist residencies, workshops, and demos.

The Center will be open and free to the public, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm. As a visitor, you will have an opportunity to peruse art installations, sit and chat with fellow artists, get inspired ...

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Thoughts from Co-founder Jessica Lambert

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Thoughts from Co-founder Jessica Lambert

To appreciate or not to appreciate…

Having spent the last 30 years studying, making, or participating in one kind of art form or another, I can honestly say that it is my volunteer work that has taken me beyond my personal tastes in art to a level of appreciation.  I don’t think I understood what it meant to appreciate art until I began deeply studying regional art as a volunteer docent.  To this point, I tended to study art that appealed ...

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