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Programs and Events for 2023

General meeting dates and scheduled programs for 2023-2024. Meetings are held at the Shoreline Masonic Center in Shoreline, just north of Seattle, unless indicated otherwise. November and February meetings are held via Zoom.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 10:30 am via Zoom
Todd Bartel

Todd Bartel

Todd Bartel’s work assumes the forms of painting, drawing, and sculpture in a collage and assemblage format. His work investigates the interconnected histories of collage and landscape painting and the roles of nature and natural resources in Western culture. Bartel is scheduled to be an Artist in Residence at Weir Farm National Historical Park in July of 2023. Bartel is a historian of collage and landscape and has published several articles in Kolaj magazine on his neologism “uncollage.” A seasoned teacher since 1986, Bartel currently teaches drawing, painting, collage, assemblage, conceptual art, and installation art at The Cambridge School of Weston, in Weston, MA. He will speak to members of the Northwest Collage Society in November via the Zoom platform.

Visit his website for more information on Bartel's work.

Sublime Climate (2011) burnished, interlocking collage, 19th-century papers, end pages, book engravings, dictionary definitions, photo-transfers on end pages, map graticules, yes glue, archival document repair tape, and Alfred DeCredico’s collage remnants 13 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10:30 am via Zoom
Susan Rossiter

Susan Rossiter

The NWCS’s February 2024 workshop will be conducted by Susan Rossiter via the Zoom platform. Susan is a mixed media artist inspired by colors, patterns, and shapes of the 1950s through the 1970s. She creates paint and paper assemblages with a fun retro feel. The papers are made using traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes. Up close, you can see a long history in each piece, sometimes back to the very first layers. Susan lives and works in Ohio between two studios. Her work can be seen at Studios on High Gallery in Columbus and on her website. Susan’s art career started more than 30 years ago in Lancaster, PA, where she studied Art for 6 years. She has been teaching workshops for 30 years and is a Certified Educator for Golden Paints and Silver Brush.

Visit her Website, Instagram and Facebook Page.

February 23-25, 2024, Friday - Sunday
Northwest Collage Society Member Retreat

NWCS Retreat

Come join our Northwest Collage Society members retreat, at Warm Beach Camp located outside of Stanwood, WA. Collage with us from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch at this beautiful location with a large spacious meeting room.

More details and registration form here.

Saturday, April 20, 2023, 10:30 am at Shoreline Masonic Center
Matthew Lazure

Matthew Lazure

Matthew Lazure is a skilled mosaic artist and award winning scenic designer. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Matthew spent much of his career as a theater artist in the Boston area, designing and painting scenery. He is a multiple recipient of the Boston Theatre Critics Association Elliot Norton Award for outstanding design. Since relocating to Seattle in 2019, Matthew has spent most of his time in studio and on developing new relationships with Seattle area galleries, theaters, and other arts organizations.
Visit his website and Instagram.

In-Person Program meetings are held at Shoreline Masonic Center, Shoreline, WA

Shoreline Masonic Center
753 N 185th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133 (185th and Linden)

There is parking by the building for about 15 cars and across the street behind the Shoreline Historical Museum in the grassy area but NOT in the paved area. For anyone who can’t climb the 6 stairs to get in the building from the parking spaces on the building side, they can enter at the front of the building on a ramp.

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