City Hall Lobby & Anne Focke Galleries

Location

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

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please note: all exhibitions have migrated from the City Hall Lobby to the Anne Focke Gallery on the Basement level until further notice: take the elevator from the Lobby down to the L2 level.

Detail from "Energy XIII – Target Forever" by NAOKO MORISAWA

Slash and Burn

September 5, 2019 - November 5, 2019

Reception: October 3, 2019

The artists of “Slash & Burn” examine themes of loss and renewal. Each demonstrates a wide range of responses to often difficult life experiences. All use some kind of destruction in their working methods.

We invite you to consider how this theme and related practices can become a source of inspiration.

Co-Chairs: Joy Hagen/Suze Woolf

Sixteen works of art, depending upon space availability, from seven Artists:

  • Celeste Cooning
  • Joy Hagen
  • Stephanie Hargrave
  • Holly Ballard Martz
  • Naoko Morisawa
  • Joseph Steininger
  • Suze Woolf

Image: Detail from "Energy XIII - Target Forever" by Naoko Morisawa, Handcrafted Oil Stained & Paper Mosaics, Acrylic, Oil & Washi on Board.

Past Exhibitions

With Love To Nature

With Love To Nature

Vibrant Palette Arts Center empowers artists with disabilities, raises the visibility of their work, and builds a more inclusive arts community in Seattle. See their third exhibition of 2019, where the artists explore themes around relationships and nature. Image: Detail from "Flowers", Lupita Cano, Mixed media.

Comix for All

Comix for All

Short Run presents fourteen local artists whose multiple styles and subjects demonstrate the flexibility of the comix medium. Short Run celebrates and strengthens Seattle's lauded comix and arts community. Image: Detail from "nice neighborhoods have nice signs" by Myra Lara.

Still Here

Still Here

Forty-nine exhilarating paintings created by seven persons living with dementia—each sharing a unique view of the world. Delightful and surprising, the art work connects us. A vivid illustration that persons living with memory loss and dementia are Still Here—living with dignity, purpose and joy.

Someday We'll All Be Free

Someday We'll All Be Free

The paintings and photos in this exhibit give voice to youth in our communities who want to have a public dialog about mass incarceration and abolition. Their creativity seeks answers to the questions: How can we create a society healthy enough that we do not need prisons? What does it mean to be free?

Youth in Focus

Youth in Focus

Youth in Focus, the exhibition at City Hall includes select works from their Black and White Film and Digital Photography Classes. All photographs were created by their students, ages 13 – 19 years old. They also include student’s artist statement to give the viewer a deeper glimpse inside their meanings.

Architecture of the Pacific Northwest

Architecture of the Pacific Northwest

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.

Into the Pixel

Into the Pixel

Into the Pixel features the art of the video game.

Coming of Age II

Coming of Age II

Coming of Age II features the 30th anniversary of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association

cityscape

cityscape

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.

The Eclectic Collection

The Eclectic Collection

The Eclectic Collection: Artwork by former Artists-in-Residence at the James and Janie Washington Foundation

The Yesler Terrace Summer Youth Media Project

The Yesler Terrace Summer Youth Media Project

The exhibition includes 40 photographs documenting the community and redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.

We Are All Here

We Are All Here

Featuring artwork from all disciplines and mediums created by students in the Path with Art program.

Real Change Agents Portrait Project

Real Change Agents Portrait Project

Series of portraits of Seattle newspaper vendors, many of whom are either homeless, living in shelters or living in low-income housing.

Sound Impressions

Sound Impressions

A group show featuring more than 100 posters from over 20 of the area’s best poster artists past and present.

Super Cooper 10

Super Cooper 10

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 Artist Within

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.

The Vera Project: 14 years of True and Sincere Friends

The Vera Project: 14 years of True and Sincere Friends

An exhibition featuring visuals and stories from The Vera Project community, including posters, photographs and ephemera.

Flight Path

Flight Path

Features 25 regional artists who created bee-inspired artwork in the form of sculpture, painting and multi-media installation.

Celebrate Public Power

Celebrate Public Power

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.