Northern’s upcoming second annual benefit auction

This month, September, is my last month as Gallery Director with Northern. I’m passing the project into the capable hands of Scott and Alex, local artists and entrepreneurs extraordinaire. After five years of working on the Olympia All Ages Project, from participating on the original board in 2008 to finding and renovating the original space […]

Salvation Mountain on the Salton Sea

Our second day in Joshua Tree involved a day trip to Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain is an outsider work of art created over the past several decades by Leonard Knight. It’s existed is several different incarnations and the structure itself is always changing. Located in Niland, California on the Salton Sea, this is simply a […]

And then there was a hurricane.

As soon as I returned from MoMA, I tried to reschedule my flight for that night. The Delta automated message said that they were experiencing an unusually high volume of calls and the hold time was approximately six hours. Of course, my Monday flight was then canceled and there were no other available flights out […]


On Sunday, October 27th, I went to MoMA and spent the late morning and early afternoon perusing its collections. Had I known before I left for the morning that the MTA was shutting down the subways at 7pm that evening, I probably would have changed my plans and went to The New Museum and the […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Cloisters

A couple weeks ago, I left for a long weekend to visit friends in New York City. The most gracious Kai, Meridith and baby Ed hosted my stay in their new home located in East Williamsburg/ Bushwick. I had a red eye out of Seattle, landing early in the morning on a Thursday. I didn’t […]

Photoland @ Northern

Right before I left for Buffalo, the interns at Evergreen’s renowned Photoland had an opening reception for their June show at Northern. It was a harried night, surely ending in debauchery for the grads. Another batch of fine photographers released into the turbulent seas of the art world. To swimming instead of sinking…