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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Programs and Events for 2019 - 2020

General meeting dates and scheduled programs for 2019 - 2020. Meetings are held at the Shoreline Masonic Center in Shoreline, just north of Seattle.


November, 2019
Joe Rudko

Big Polaroid by Joe RudkoJoe Rudko is a graduate of Western Washington University and has shown broadly in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northwest including exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, PDX Contemporary Art, G. Gibson Gallery, and Greg Kucera Gallery, as well as Von Lintel Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) and Davidson Gallery (New York, NY). He has been the recipient of the Future List Award and two Art Walk Awards from City Arts Magazine as well as the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award. His work is featured on the cover of indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie’s album Kintsugi and is included in the permanent collections of F5, Fidelity Investments, and the Portland Art Museum. His work has been published in Artforum, Art in America, New American Paintings, Humble Art Foundation, Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, The Stranger, and The Seattle Times. Rudko lives and works in Seattle, WA. Website.


December 19, 2019
Collage Meet-up - Lake Forest Park

Meeting at the Lake Forest Park Commons area in the Third Place Books/Honey Bear Bakery. Bring a collage project you would like to work on. RSVP: To hold a table spot, please contact John Arbuckle. Limit 10 people. Future Dates: Jan 16, March 19, & May 21.


February 18, 2020
Marble-ology

Come join us for an exciting and educational make-and-take session. NWCS Program Chair Kathryn Kim and former NWCS board member Carole Carroll will discuss the history of marbled paper and demonstrate three different marbling techniques. NWCS members will then have a chance to experiment with the various methods and bring home their results. All materials will be supplied. Bring an apron or dress accordingly. Also bring plastic bags and box tops to carry away your goodies. The marbling stations will be available after the meeting until 3:00 p.m.


February 21 - 23, 2020
Northwest Collage Society Member Retreat

NWCS RetreatOur 9th annual Northwest Collage Society members retreat at Warm Beach Camp located outside of Stanwood, WA is scheduled! Join us from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch at a spacious facility with plenty of room to create and mingle. Download sign-up form for more details.

Retreat registration form and payment details


April 18, 2020
Mita Mahato

Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. Using collage and paper-making techniques, she builds multivalent images and stories that center on issues related to loss—including loss of life, identity, habitat, and species. Her cut paper comic “Sea” was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book” and a selection of her poetry comics, collectively titled In Between, is out from Pleiades Press. She is the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs at the Henry Art Gallery, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and teaches classes with various community organizations.Visit Mita's Website


June 16, 2020
Kathy Ross

No Worries by Kathy RossKathy Ross has been a full time self-employed artist since 1978. She has pursued many materials (99% sculptural) and is currently working in these areas:
1. Map/book-collaged and bejewelled figures and clothing pieces (which look wearable, but aren’t). The basic method: make a framework; cover with paper. After that, these sculptures can sometimes become armatures for embellishment/encrustation/adornment with all kinds of shiny/strange found objects.
2. Found tea/cookie tins (cut up and soldered) to make sculptures like the tin figures, heads, vehicles, houses, globes. "I like cookie tins for the colours, and the way the sculpture and the surface treatment are one process. The challenge of making something flat behave like something 3-dimensional." Visit Kathy's website