A look back on the 2018 Seattle Emerging Arts Fair

One of Seattle Art Post’s main missions is to support the local emerging artists through varying venues of exposure. We do this through monthly exhibitions for artists in local businesses via our Art in Shops program, but we wanted to put on an exhibition at an elevated level.

In 2018, we put on our first ever Seattle Emerging Arts Fair, a juried group art exhibition held on July 28, 2018 at Canvas Event Space in SoDo, Seattle. This event was put on by Jessica Ghyvoronsky (founder of Seattle Art Post) and Judith Rinehart, Gallery Manager at Winston Wachter Fine Art. Hundreds of artists applied to be included in the fair, and 30 were selected.

The event was a one night popup exhibition that featured these 30 artists as well as a panel discussion on the topic of “Cultivating a Creative Lifestyle”. Our panelists were Judith Rinehart, Curt Labtizke, Patrick “Duffy” De Armas, and Kari-Lise Alexander. Over 500 guests attended the event, and many pieces sold, with all sales going directly to artists. Exhibiting artists were contacted by visiting galleries who wanted to show their work or visit their studios to learn more about their creative processes. Aspire, a local young professionals group, hosted a creativity workshop geared towards unlocking creativity in those who don’t consider themselves artists.

It was a successful event because the community came out to support the local arts and emerging artists were able to exhibit their work in a gallery setting (some for the first time ever) while making valuable professional connections.

This fair was a representation of the heart of Seattle Art Post - bridging the gap between local Seattle artists and the community and providing opportunities for our artists to shine.

Featured Artists:

Alex Achaval

Fumi Amano

Melana Bontrager

Adam Burke

Alana Crawley

Melissa Crosetto

Merkuria Czerwinska

Tiffany Dae

Anna Dawson

Elina Dmitruk

Riley Doyle

Emily Eddy

Skylar Fleming

Tara Flores

Andrea Gahl

Julia Wald

Kyle Goderwis

Bryant Goetz

Hong Hoa

Stephen Zapantis

Feliks Kaparchuk

May Kytonen

Beth Lawson

Hilary Littke

Josh Manderville

Angelita Martinez

Tara McDermott

Vicki Mullet

Bella Ormseth

Madeline Owen

Stacey Pollard

Bryan Schnelle

Kristy Swanson

Meggan Trobaugh

Alex Valle

Genevieve Gaudreau

Joshua Westfall

Minhi Winkempleck

Hannah Yale

2019 Artist Resolutions and Challenges

It’s January 2019, which means many of us are thinking about New Year Resolutions. We asked our network of artists if they had any New Year Resolutions or Art Challenges that they were planning for the year, and here is what we learned. Maybe it’ll inspire some of you creatives to do something similar! In the end, have fun with it, and never stop making. :)


2019 Artist Resolutions and Challenges


At least 52 paintings in 2019 (1 painting per week)


1 digital art piece or illustration every day for 100 days straight


Honesty in the work I do. Not making things to try and sell, but simply making what come from my heart regardless of the outcome.


Got quite a few! Here's three: 1) to do one reeeally large painting (with the feeling of W I D E expanse) 2) to work on a collaborative art project with an artist I admire 3) to host regular studio visits throughout the year...


My goal is to double my production/performance of 2018, to really up my art game as a profession. Specifically this means: Participate in 8 shows, install 2 murals, do at least one art fair, and double my art generated income from 2018.


In 2019, I hope to continue to develop the ideas I’ve come to love in late 2018, let go of old pieces that no longer feel right, and try a bigger piece/triptych out of smaller ones. And keep my website more updated.


Yes ! I want to try gouache. Expand my skills in fluid acrylics and have my own studio space which is not my own garage


I hope to do more pencil portraits - and perhaps experiment with other mediums for portraits. I'll need live models, as drawing from photos is not as fun!


I’m actually about to finish my New Years resolution from 2018 soon- which was to work on something creative EVERY DAY and post it to Instagram each day! I missed only 2-3 days or so! My resolution for ✨2019✨is to create something every day again this coming year but to also post more behind-the-scenes and information on my artistic process. I’ve learned people aren’t just interested in my art but also the artist creating it!


I hope to paint at least 2 paintings and month a get over my shyness of letting other people see them.


My goal is to get my artwork out there more...to physical spaces and galleries. I’ve gotten more brave doing that on social media, but now I’m ready to go a step further


Paint more and enter the art fair next year.


Trying to post drawings daily and soon to be hanging a series of paintings at Herkimer's around Seattle!


I am working hard to write, illustrate and publish a children’s book as well as get an agent and set up a website to sell my art.


I like the once a week challenge :) as long as you don't force it, keep it fun and rewarding. Art for Life


1. Finish off a series of wood blocks I’m working on and edition them all. 2. Get to work on the social media side of things or pay someone else to do what I’m terrible at.


Oh yes lots of goals for this year but the two most important are 1. To collaborate with another jeweler to create a small collection of jewels 2. To create a collection with alternative materials.... 😊


Go bigger in 2019: see if I can maintain the intimacy and detail of my small drawings at a (much) larger scale.


Just started sharing my work. I hope for enough 'good' stuff for a small exhibit.


I'm working 84 hours/week until February so I can take two months off to focus on art. My goal is to finish ten paintings in two months (or enough for a show) and set up online sales so I can paint full time. I want to WORK work when I want to not because I have to


1) be more focused 2) be more willing to put myself out there 3) paint more 4) collaborate with fellow artists in seattle


60 new gallery pieces in 2019, 3 murals, one solo exhibition... and have a good time


Learning some digital art programs and how to make prints! Taking more time to explore and learn techniques rather than being “productive”


One exhibit and one contest at least!



2018 Holiday Season: Where to Buy Local Art

Looking for that perfect gift to give this Holiday Season? Have you ever considered giving the gift of original local Seattle art? Look no further - Seattle Art Post asked our artist followers to share their art shop links and we pulled it all together to make it easy for you to find in one place.

Comment below if you ended up purchasing any art, we’d love to know! 

Abstract Art

Seattle & Pacific Northwest themed art

Still life paintings

Nature / Animal Art  

Watercolor paintings

Figurative paintings

Sculpture, Ceramics & Decorative

Digital Art & Prints


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[APPLY NOW!] 2018 Seattle Emerging Artists Pop Up Fair

Seattle Art Post is proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Seattle Emerging Artists (Pop Up) Fair this July 28 at Canvas in SoDo! This will be a one night group exhibition the weekend before the Seattle Art Fair where local artists will exhibit their work, gallerists, collectors, and art enthusiasts will gather for a night in support of Seattle arts!

Local Emerging Artists who are not already represented by an art gallery are welcome to apply by emailing seattleartpost@gmail.com with 1-3 examples of their art that they would like to exhibit in the show. Submissions are free, and are due no later than June 15. We will notify artists by July 1 if they've been selected for the show.

It's going to be a great event featuring:

- Local Seattle emerging artists

- Panel discussion featuring select artists on the topic of "Cultivating a Creative Lifestyle" followed by Q&A

- Live DJ

Stay tuned for more information on the event, and spread the word!


Website Launch + Holiday Giveaway

Just in time for the holiday season, SeattleArtPost.com is now LIVE! We are excited about getting the word out to local artists and art enthusiasts alike, so we are launching a giveaway to help spread the word! 

3 Steps to Win:

  1. Follow Seattle Art Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 
  2. Share our latest Instagram post about our website launch and tag a friend
  3. Tell us what you love about Seattle Art Post on any of our social media outlets

The randomly selected winner will be announced in the New Year. Thanks so much for your support!

Prize: Adjustable Easel + 1 year Membership to Seattle Art Museum

Jessica Ghyvoronsky