Hello Onyx Friends,
As you may or may not be aware, the Pacific Place Mall is currently undergoing a $30 million renovation which has impacted many businesses in the Mall. Gallery Onyx was one of the businesses impacted and as a result was required to move to another space, fortunately on the same floor near our old location. So we have moved to suite #345 and are still going strong. This change happened at the end our 13th Annual Juried Exhibit which was another wonderful exhibit showcasing sixty-three pieces of artwork by thirty-six artists of African descent. One exciting outcome of the 13th Annual Exhibit was the introduction of nine new artists who had never before exhibited their artwork with us. In fact, two of the nine new artists were award winners.
Many congratulations to our juried first place winner Earline Alston for her painting "Autumn Showers", second place winner Tsehaye Hadish for his painting "Face Of My Dreams 3" and third place winner Jackie Nichols for her mixed media piece "Out Of Africa". Additionally, we had two honorable mention winners, Jim Coley for his photo "Looking Out" and Shuvron Haynes and Julius Brandon for their mixed media piece "Auntie Maya". During the course of the month long exhibit we asked our visitors to vote for their favorite piece. The winner of the Peoples Choice Award was Filmon Adelehey for his painting "The Hidden Beauty".
In association with the Seattle Gullah festival Gallery Onyx is currently featuring the artwork of international Cultural Gullah artist Sonja Griffin Evans for one month through September 16, 2018. The exhibit is a beautiful example of Gullah life from South Carolina. This exhibit is complimented by hand woven sweetgrass baskets by artisans Michael Smalls and Dino Badger. All of the artwork is available for purchase. Everyone should experience this wonderful exhibit.
We look forward to seeing you at Gallery Onyx soon. Thank you for your continued support.
Earnie Thomas, President
Onyx Fine Arts Collective Board Members:
Ashby Reed, Vice President
Al Doggett, Treasurer
Annie P. Hudson-McKnight, Secretary
Dr. Robert Radford