Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Portrait Collective Cross Pollinates

I am pleased to say that The Portrait Collective (a silly, fun name for our little group) will be in a show in Shoreline, Washington April 23-June 24, 2016. It looks like we will each have two paintings in the show "Cross Pollinations" which will be on view at the Shoreline City Hall.

Press Release:


In today’s changing art world, collaboration has emerged as a primary means of artistic production in the last 30 years. Indeed, the upcoming exhibition Cross-Pollinations is itself a collaboration between the City of Shoreline Public Art Program and the Shoreline Lake-Forest Park Arts Council. According to Charles Green, author of The Third Hand: Collaboration in Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism (U of Minnesota 2001), “The conventional idea of the lonely artist passively waiting for inspiration’s light bulb to be turned on” is no longer relevant to contemporary artistic practice.

Six artist teams and two individual artists whose process involves collaborative strategies will present a variety of media, including installation art, works on paper, glass, steel, photography, book arts, and sculpture.

Artists from Shoreline and the Puget Sound region include: Chaim Bezalel and Yonnah Ben Levy; Susan Gans and David Traylor; Meghan Lancaster; Anna Macrae and Flora Ramirez Bustamente; Lin McJunkin, Milo White, Anne McDuffie, and Ann Vandervelde;  Opsins (Cindy Michelle Collins and Monica Lisette-Sanchez); The Portrait Collective (K.J. Bateman, Peggy Murphy, Cynthia Yatchman);  Cynthia Yatchman.

The exhibition opens at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016, with a panel presentation on artistic collaboration from 4:30 – 5:15. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm through Friday, June 24, 2016. Tours by arrangement: David Francis, Public Art Coordinator, 206-801-2661;

Additional details will be available soon on the Shoreline Public Art web page,