Michelle Yan & Levi Rippy - HOK, "King of Hearts," 2015, Digital Rendering
Michelle Yan & Levi Rippy - HOK, "King of Hearts," 2015, Digital Rendering

Architecture of the Pacific Northwest

City Hall Galleries

Architecture of the Pacific Northwest - a playing card artwork project

January 5 - February 28, 2017

City Hall Gallery currently features Architecture of the Pacific Northwest - a playing card artwork project. The exhibition, running through February 28, showcases the artistry and creativity of Seattle architects who design the Pacific Northwest's built environment, while bringing together the architecture community in a unique way.

Fifty-four architectural firms provided original pieces of artwork to complete the collection, modeled after a deck of playing cards. The diversity in design approaches, philosophies, and inspirations of the firms ensured that each contribution is distinct from the others. The firms also used a wide variety of mediums for the project, including leather work, vinyl transfer, watercolor, oil pastels, photography, mixed media collage, mosaic, and digital rendering. There are 55 pieces total on display, including the back of the playing cards that was designed by Notkin Mechanical Engineers. The participating firms have defined the Seattle skyline and have been behind some of the most iconic structures in our region:

a|r|c Architects, AKS Architecture, Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. , Bassetti Architects, BCRA, Blue Architecture + Interiors, BOLA Architecture + Planning, Buffalo Design, CallisonRTKL, Capital Architects Group, CollinsWoerman, Craft Architects PLLC, Cutler Anderson Architects, Dykeman Architects, ECH Architecture, EHS - a Nelson Company, Fraser + Fogle Architects, GBJ Architecture, GGLO, Goodspeed Architecture, Graphite Design Group, HKP Architects, HOK, Hoshide Wanzer Architects, Integrus Architecture, Johnston Architects, KMA Inc Architects, Kumin, MACKENZIE, Mahlum, MAKERS architecture & urban design, mas architecture, McGranahan Architects, MG2, Miller Hull Partnership, MSGS Architects, NAC Architecture, NBBJ, Owen Richards Architects, Perkins+Will, The Portico Group, POWER Engineers, Rice Fergus Miller Inc., Rolluda Architects, Inc., SABArchitects, Salus Architecture, Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects, SRG Partnership, Studio19 Architects, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young, TCF Architecture, tgb/architects, Tiscareno Associates P.S., ZGF Architects LLP

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Seattle City Hall Lobby
600 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
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Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Information
Blake Haygood
Acting Curator & Collections Manager
Deborah Paine

Current Exhibition

Cityscape
September 19 - October 27, 2017
Features artwork inspired by Seattle's skyline and rapidly changing shape culled from Geometica, an artist collective from Seattle with a common aesthetic of geometric abstraction, inspired by architecture, nature, physics, design and technology.

Upcoming Exhibition

Past Exhibitions

Coming of Age II
Thru July 5, 2017
Coming of Age II features the 30th anniversary of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association
Into the Pixel
Thru May 16, 2017
Into the Pixel features the art of the video game.
Architecture of the Pacific Northwest
January 5 – February 28, 2017
City Hall Gallery currently features Architecture of the Pacific Northwest – a playing card artwork project. The exhibition, running through February 28, showcases the artistry and creativity of Seattle architects who design the Pacific Northwest’s built environment, while bringing together the architecture community in a unique way.
Super Cooper 10
November 1 – December 21, 2016
Super Cooper 10 will feature the work of more than 20 artists past and current tenants of Cooper Artist Housing and the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
The Eclectic Collection
September 9 – October 28, 2016
The Eclectic Collection: Artwork by former Artists-in-Residence at the James and Janie Washington Foundation
The Yesler Terrace Summer Youth Media Project
July 7, 2016 – September 2, 2016
The exhibition includes 40 photographs documenting the community and redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
We Are All Here
May 3 – July 5, 2016
Featuring artwork from all disciplines and mediums created by students in the Path with Art program.
Real Change Agents Portrait Project
March 2 – May 2, 2016
Series of portraits of Seattle newspaper vendors, many of whom are either homeless, living in shelters or living in low-income housing.
The Artist Within
January 7 - February 26, 2016
The first exhibition of its kind in Seattle; the Art of Alzheimer’s presents "The Artist Within: A Different View of Dementia" features 50 fascinating artworks, by individuals’ ages 60 to 101 years old, living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Sound Impressions
November 3, 2015 – January 5, 2016
A group show featuring more than 100 posters from over 20 of the area’s best poster artists past and present.
Celebrate Public Power
September 1 – October 30, 2015
An exhibition featuring historical photos from the archives of City Light as well as photographs by the Artist in Residence Lyn McCracken completed in 2001.
The Vera Project: 14 years of True and Sincere Friends
July 2 - August 28, 2015
An exhibition featuring visuals and stories from The Vera Project community, including posters, photographs and ephemera.
Flight Path
May 5 - June 30, 2015
Features 25 regional artists who created bee-inspired artwork in the form of sculpture, painting and multi-media installation.

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