After an almost four month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gallery Onyx reopened its doors July 3 to a downtown Seattle almost devoid of activity. It's understandable that the skepticism our community feels about getting out there again is very real especially with the virus still lurking around in a stealthy mode waiting to strike unexpectedly. Wouldn't it be a perfect world if we could predict how to go about avoiding all of the troubles in the universe? While this possibility is doubtful, we can tell you with certainty that our artists are still being driven to create wonderful works of art despite the troubles facing us today.
The new 15th Annual Onyx Fine Arts Collective Exhibit being billed as "Black Arts Northwest" will showcase about 40 pieces of artwork produced by artists of African descent from Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. I have seen the new artwork and can report that I continue to be impressed with the quality and creativity of our artists. I can also report that Gallery Onyx is happy to be one of more than 50 local galleries taking part in the greater 2020 Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair during the month of August (https://www.seattledeconstructedartfair.com/work#/gallery-onyx/).
The new exhibit will start August 7, 2020 and end October 3, 2020. I enthusiastically invite you to see the exhibit and join us at the exhibit Opening Sunday August 9, 2020 from 1 - 5pm. No refreshments will be offered during the exhibit Opening due to COVID-19 concerns. The gallery is open Friday - Sunday from 12 - 6pm or by appointment.
To protect our volunteers and guests during the pandemic, Gallery Onyx requires that all visitors wear masks and practice the 6ft minimum social distance requirement. Additionally, the gallery only allows 10 persons in the gallery at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Stay safe.
Earnest D. Thomas, President
Onyx Fine Arts Collective Board Members:
Ashby Reed, Vice President
Al Doggett, Treasurer
Annie P. Hudson-McKnight, Secretary
Gia Frazier Abbott
Dr. Robert Radford - Emeritus