2013 PUNCH Invitational

November 7 - 16, 2013

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, November 7, 2013

You may have heard of Mighty Tieton, an ambitious dream-come-reality that began when Ed Marquand rode his bicycle over a patch of goathead thorns in an abandoned Tieton parking lot back in 2005. It was his vision to convert the economically depressed central Washington farming community into an arts community of sorts. And for the past several years, Mighty Tieton has hosted 10 x 10 x 10, a juried small works exhibition… The November show at PUNCH doesn't really have anything to do with that Tieton show. It's not juried, nor are there size limitations. In fact, what we've decided to do is an invitational. Yup. We've asked each of our 15 current members to select one piece of art from one artist. We considered titling the show 15 x 15 x 15, which is what made us think of Mighty Tieton, but thought better of it considering that sounded too much like a quinceañera gone wild. So that's it. No theme. No size limitations. No parameters. This is our invite list our members have come up with: 

Karie Jane Von Allmen, Bellingham, WA
Invited by Jessica Bonin

Chris Beards, Santa Rosa, CA
Invited by Renee Adams

Adele Crawford, Oakland, CA
Invited by Natalie Dotzauer

Tim Cross, Seattle, WA
Invited by Curtis Erlinger

Sean Downey, Boston, MA
Invited by Justin Gibbens

Karen Ganz, Seattle, WA
Invited by Ries Niemi

John Keppelman, Bellingham, WA
Invited by Cynthia Camlin

Justin Lytle, Seattle, WA
Invited by Dylan Neuwirth

Alfredo Mercado, Los Angeles, CA
Invited by Justin Beckman

William Newman-Wise, Philadelphia, PA
Invited by Carolyn Hopkins

Jenny Parker, Missoula, MT
Invited by Jen Erickson

Kirsten Marie Pisto, Seattle, WA
Invited by Justin Martin

Seiko Purdue, Bellingham, WA
Invited by Cara Jaye

Victoria Skinner, Lake Worth, FL
Invited by Joanna Thomas

Sanford Williams, Nootka Island, BC, Canada
Invited by Howard Barlow

Jennifer Zwick, Seattle, WA
Invited by Bill Finger

Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat,
or by appointment.

Next Exhibition:

November 21 - December 21, 2013
Juried Exhibition
(more info)


Adele Crawford
Tags, found book, 2011

Chris Beards
Steel, paper & glue, spray paint,
graphite, shellac, 2013

Karen Ganz
Float 4
Ink on paper, Limited edition print, 2013