City of Shoreline "Nature and the Machine" Exhibit

The Gallery at City Hall Shoreline in conjunction with Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council is proud to announce a group exhibition on the general theme of nature and the machine, a juxtaposition of seemingly opposing forces. In a range of media from photography to painting to sculpture, six artists reveal the unexpected correspondences between the natural and the human-made.
On View: August 10 – October 10, 2016, 9:00-5:00 M-F, 3rd floor City Hall

Participating Artists:
David Banjavic – mixed media
Michael Eggers -- photography
Megan Lingerfelt – oil painting
Tia Limoges – acrylic painting
Fiona McCargo – sculpture, found objects
Diana Scheel -- photography     

About the Gallery 
The Gallery at Shoreline City Hall visually enhances the facility as a work and community gathering space while celebrating and encouraging the talents of regional artists. Artwork on the 2nd and 3rd floors is rotated quarterly and each show includes an Open House event to introduce the artists and their work to the public. Exhibits usually include 2-D artwork by three artists plus small sculpture by one additional artist in the covered pedestals. A few pieces in this rotating display may be found on the 1st floor as teasers for what can be found above. Artwork from many Shoreline artists has been featured but artists from around the Puget Sound region and as far away as Oregon and British Columbia have also been included. All work is for sale through the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

An art-filled facility was part of the vision of Bob Olander, City Manager when the current City Hall was built. At that time the gallery hanging system was installed and two pieces of permanent work, Limelight, the dogwood mural by Linda Beaumont and Cloud Bank, the lobby sculpture by Leo Berk, were included in the design-build process. The City soon moved the donated Dudley Carter totem pole to the lobby and hung long-term loaned work on the 4th floor. The first rotating Gallery was hung in time for the building’s opening celebration.

The Gallery at Shoreline City Hall is a collaborative venture with the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council as part of that non-profit organization’s long-time gallery program. Artists interested in being considered for a Gallery slot should submit a CD with 10 labeled images, a one page bio and one page artist’s statement to the Arts Council at 18560 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline WA 98155.
For more information or to purchase work call the Arts Council at (206) 417-4645.

We hope you enjoy exploring the art on all floors at City Hall and return each quarter for a new look.