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TK Lofts 13th Annual Open House

TK Lofts 13th Annual Open House

Photos by Donna Day.

First Thursday, December 7, 6-10pm. Free.

Join the resident artists of the TK Lofts in a holiday inspired International Celebration of Life as we mark the 13th year of our creative community!  In addition to the street level commercial galleries and studios, resident artists on floors 3 through 6 of the building will open their loft spaces to public tours, and present new work in special exhibitions and performances.

Here is just a sampling of what’s in store:

Masquerade Party and Potluck on the Roof Deck
Make a mask, share good food, community and conversation with neighbors. Hosted by Beverly Aarons.

Butoh Dance Presentation
Artistic Director of the DAIPANbutoh Collective Sheri Brown with DAIPAN teachers team Joan Laage and Helen Thorsen will lead a three-part performance from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm. The performance is the culmination of the “Awakening the Fierce Heart of Butoh” 2017 Winter Butoh Class Series at the TK.

Crystal Fosnaugh presents music by Jonathan Mercer 6:30-7:30, spoken word by Keith Ghandi Jones 7:30-8, and music by Sioux City Pete 8-9. Plus, tarot readings by Kook.

Exhibitions and Open Lofts

  • Community Room art sale and exhibition featuring work by Keely Dolan, Sydney Pertl and Keven Furiya.
  • Lynn Schirmer presents Secret Language, an installation and drawing exhibition in the Washington St. residential entrance gallery.
  • Suzanne Morlock will open her studio to reveal static sculptural pieces for a collaborative performance this winter called Contagion. For this piece, Morlock is creating a series of textiles from what she calls the detritus of living with chronic illness. She says, “This work explores a slice of the world of dis-ease through the lens of the current volatile thinking about healthcare and the role of climate change in the heightened imbalance in nature”.
  • Clothier and fashionista Karen Burell presents The Mercurial Concept, a selection of garments from 50 years of selling wearable art for those on the edge, curated by John Paul DeGennaro.
  • Rosemary Dai Ross will host a mini art exhibition in honor of sharing for the holidays, plus new  work and a staged photo booth. Rosemary is a nationally published fine art and portrait photographer who has captured notables such as President Obama, Madeline Albright, Brent Kutzle (One Republic), Dow Constantine, and more.
  • The DeGennaro/Riutta family presents a group exhibition
 featuring Antony De Gennaro (photography & film)
, John Paul DeGennaro (mixed media), 
Marie DeGennaro (original knits)
, and Kelly Riutta (collage works).
  • Noa Piper‘s Equilibrium402 presents “Overheard In My City,” a historical, hysteric, and historic, three story multi-disciplinary adventure through the heart of identity of and in our city, featuring work by Chloe Collyer, Calvin Gimpelevich, Mary Gross, Eli Lara, Edward Littlefield, Meg Mason, Matt Miller, Eric Padgett, Noa Piper, Anjl Rodee, Charlie Schneider, Stephen Unckles, and Markel Uriu, among others. For the triple floor progression, enter through the west entrance at 108 3rd Avenue South.
  • Other resident artists exhibiting in open lofts and common areas include: Doug Vann, Donna DayEli Lara, Carol Pettersen, Maurice Hall, Barry Connolly, Celeste Cooning, Linda Wallace, and more.



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Roger Wheeler: Exhibition & Community Fundraiser

Roger Wheeler: Exhibition & Community Fundraiser

TK Lofts Vandenbrink Community Room
First Thursday, January 5, 2017, 5-9pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017, noon-5pm

Opening Reception: First Thursday, December 1, 6-10pm
Saturday, December 3, noon-5pm
Sunday, December 4, noon-5pm

Please join the TK community as we honor long time resident Roger Wheeler with a grand retrospective exhibition and sale. Nearly 50 of Roger’s charming and fantastical works will be on view, including sculpture, painting, and masks.

Roger is currently in the midst of a long hospital stay, and is facing significant changes to his way of life going forward, including the need for dedicated care. Roger is much beloved in the TK community. When we asked him how we could help with his artwork, he said, “Sell it, I want it all to go!” And that’s exactly what we’re doing with this retrospective exhibition.

Roger has dedicated his life to art making and community arts activities. Before moving into the TK in 2004, Roger was a long time resident of the Fremont neighborhood. He is a founding member of the Fremont Arts Council, and helped spearhead many of its projects, including the annual Solstice Parade, the Fremont Fair, and weekly markets. Many of his striking masks, which he began creating for use in the parade, will be on view in the exhibition. Works of all sizes and in all price ranges will be available.

Please share this opportunity to celebrate Roger widely! We wish to reach as many people as possible who have worked alongside him throughout the years, as well as those who are appreciative of the life long community contributions of artists like him.

Roger’s website:

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Juan Alonso Studio: Holiday Hours, Gifts, & Guest Artists

Juan Alonso Studio: Holiday Hours, Gifts, & Guest Artists

With the Holidays coming up, you may want to consider some offerings from local artists instead of or in addition to what the larger stores have to offer. Here are some ideas from Juan Alonso Studio!

Holiday Hours

  • Saturday, November 19, noon-5 pm.
  • Saturday, November 26, noon-5 pm.
  • Thursday, December 1, 5-8 pm
    Guest artist Gabriel Marquez
  • Saturday, December 3, noon – 5 pm.
    Book signing Hola & Goodbye by Donna Miscolta
  • Saturday, December 10, noon – 5 pm.
    Guest artists Nia Michaels & Gabriel Marquez

And of course, by appointment 206-390-4882

Juan Alonso Studio
306 S Washington St., Studio 104
Seattle, WA 98104

Gift Guide

Set of 4 different ceramic coasters with cork bottom $35 set

Set of 4 different ceramic coasters with cork bottom $35 set.

Sets of 5 greeting cards with envelopes. Two different designs. $10 set.

Set of 5 greeting cards with envelopes. Two different designs. $10 set.

Three different color pattern ceramic mugs $15 each

Three different color pattern ceramic mugs, $15 each.

Unique, hand painted bottle carrying bags (wine/liquor) more colors available $35 ea.

Unique, hand painted bottle carrying bags (wine/liquor), more colors available, $35 ea.

Set of 3 different color shot glasses in burlap gift bag $35 set.

Set of 3 different color shot glasses, in burlap gift bag, $35 set.

A few copies of my 2011 book 8 Days in Havana are left (edition of 150) $90 ea.

My 2011 book, “8 Days in Havana”, (edition of 150) $90 ea.

Special Offering

A salon-style evening at Juan Alonso Studio for up to 12 people including sparkling wine and light hors d’oeuvres to be scheduled at a mutually agreed date/time. Courtesy artwork prices for attendees. Local distillery pairings optional. $850-$1500

Donation Drive

Also, I am joining with Project 106, just around the corner at 106 3rd Avenue S. to collect donated items for PSKS. For a list of needed times please go HERE.

I will be collecting items and/or checks made to PSKS during my open hours listed above.

Drop off times at Project 106: Friday and Saturday, Noon-5pm and during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk (5-9pm).

Credit cards accepted and no-interest lay-away plans available on request.

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Open House!

Open House!

First Thursday, October 6, 6-10pm

The residential floors of the TK Artist Lofts will be open to the public during our 12th annual Open House celebration. Tour individual artist live/work lofts featuring visual art exhibitions, performances, and music. Dozens of resident and guest artists will participate.

Food and beverages will be served.


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September First Thursday at the TK

September First Thursday at the TK

New Galleries Open

CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) gallery opens tonight! CoCA at TK Grand Opening Celebration! “Pithy Title Here: 35 Years of CoCA”
6-9:30pm, 114 Third Ave S.

Zinc Contemporary continues its inaugural exhibition with Liz Tran, Lydia Bassis, and Kate Sweeney.
5-8pm, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S.

Party in the VCR

The UpBeat in September  Visual art by Carol Rashawnna Williams, with DJ Ilen Halogram and VJ Audrey Lane.
8-10pm, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S.

Open Loft

TK Artist Lofts First Thursday @ Mel’s Featuring DJ Jennifer Moore, comedian Anthony Robinson, visual artists Zachary Zeta Tucker, Dharma Martin, and Kimisha Turner.
Opens at 7pm, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Loft #414.

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Seattle Art Fair Weekend at the TK

Seattle Art Fair Weekend at the TK

The Seattle Art Fair takes place the first weekend in August, just a few blocks away at the Century Link Field Event Center. The fair will draw hundreds of curators, artists, collectors, and art fans from all over the world. Local artists are organizing dozens of Satellite events in the neighborhood and across the city.

TK Lofts events
August 4-7, 2016


The TK Hall Collective is holding special open hours during Seattle Art Fair, at 306 & 312 S Washington St.

Thursday, August 4, 5:00pm -10:00pm (also 1st Thursday Art Walk)
Friday, August 5, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, August 6, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 7, 12:00pm – 6:00pm




K-Love 4 Art presents the Grand Opening of Equity Studio

Hosted by TK resident Carol Rashawnna Williams

Exhibit by Zorn B. Taylor
Music by Jars Rina and Searra Jade
115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Loft #302
Thursday, August 4, 
Friday, August 5, 6-10pm


Suzanne Morlock


TK resident Suzanne Morlock presents a sound installation in the Washington St. residential entry way (right next door to 312 S. Washington St.).

Thursday, August 4, 6-9pm
Friday-Sunday, 1-5pm



115 Prefontaine Pl. S. Community Room & Lobby

Friday: 3-6pm
Saturday: 11am-9pm
Sunday: noon-6pm


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TK Lofts Holiday Celebration & Exhibition

TK Lofts Holiday Celebration & Exhibition

First Thursday, December 3, 5-9pm
Vandenbrink Community Room & Residential Lobby

Join us in for a lively party to kick off the holiday season! Enjoy food, drink, live music, and an exhibition of artworks in a variety of styles and media.

Support local artists this season by giving the gift of original art. Loft residents are offering a number of pieces under $100. We also will be welcoming donations to the TKTA, which produces the annual Art of the City Street Fest. Credit cards accepted.

This event is free and open to the public.

Participating artists:

James Arnold
Deanne Belinoff
Barry Connolly
Antony De Gennaro
Keely Dolan
Keven Furyia
Jay Mason
Sydney Pertl
Carol Pettersen
Noa Piper
Anjl Rodee
Lynn Schirmer

More reasons to visit the TK on Dec. 3:
The UpBeat Salon
Loft #510, 4-7 pm

“The Winter Travelers” ~ A Butoh Performance
Loft #510, 7:30pm

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TK Lofts 9th Annual Open House

TK Lofts 9th Annual Open House

First Thursday
October 3, 5:30 – 10pm

This is your once-a-year opportunity to tour the upstairs residential lofts at the big, beautiful TK, at the heart of the Pioneer Square artwalk. Join us for performances, open lofts, artists’ marketplace, music, Butoh, and live art!

Painting by Jay Mason, “Sunsets Over Fourth”, oil on canvas, 2013

Map & Directions

Welcome Method Gallery

The Tashiro Kaplan building is now home to a new, independent, contemporary art gallery. METHOD Gallery occupies the large, window-lit space at the front of Project 106, a collection of new studios and commercial units built out in the long dormant, 4500 SF Tashiro basement space underneath 4Culture. TK Commercial space coordinator, Paul McKee, took over tenancy of the space, and designed and constructed the units. It is shaping up aesthetically, and as a new hub for activity during artwalk and other events. The TK welcomes Paul, his partners at Method, and all his tenants.


TK Lofts Open House, Oct. 4

TK Lofts Open House, Oct. 4

Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Open House

First Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5 – 10 PM

Performances begin at 8 PM

Want a glimpse inside an artist colony? Tour 4 floors of live-work artist loft spaces at the TK building during our annual Open House event.  

Common areas and individual units will be filled with visual arts exhibits featuring work by dozens of resident artists and invited guests, including Deanne Belinoff, Celeste Cooning, Crystal Fosnaugh and Dame Builder, Lynn Schirmer, and more.

Resident performing artists, including The David Guilbault Band, Queen Shmooquan, The Shanghai Pearl, and others, will present music, comedy, burlesque, and impromptu happenings in our community room, and throughout the building. Doors open at 5PM, performances start at 8PM.

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