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Solo Show Seattle Municipal Tower, Part I

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by a member of the City of Seattle’s Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery (EHAG) and invited to participate in what I thought was an art show featuring myself and other artists at the Seattle Municipal Tower in downtown Seattle, Washington. This show was to run from April to July 2019.

Image credit: Seattle Municipal Tower

In August 2016, the City of Seattle purchased one of my art quilts made from recycled silk and linen couture fabrics, Abandoned Water Structure (see the post Seattle Public Utilities’ Portable Works Collection).

This piece was part of the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture exhibit “Your Body of Water, Part II” at the Seattle Municipal Tower gallery from April to July 2017 (see post “Your Body of Water” Exhibit, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery).

Then in November 2017, the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture juried me into their Ethnic Artist Roster (see post Ethnic Artist Roster).

I thought I was invited to participate in the April – July 2019 show at the Seattle Municipal Tower because I was a member of this roster and they were doing a show featuring artists on this roster.

Last week, however, I discovered that I misunderstood. I was not invited to be part of a show, I was invited to have my own SOLO show!

I also discovered I was invited to have a solo show because a member of the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery worked in a building in which my piece Abandoned Water Structure was hung and looked at it every day for a year. She wanted to work with me and give me an opportunity to have a show featuring more of my work because of what Abandoned Water Structure meant to her!

The show (name of show pending) featuring my work opens at noon on 04/18/19 and run through 07/15/19. I will be attending the show opening in Seattle.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be focusing on:

  • Preparing my existing pieces from my catalogue for the show (tentatively I have 8 – 10 art quilts for the show);
  • Providing the information to the coordinator on the name of the show (I have an idea in mind that I am working through);
  • Finalizing the display/placard information for each piece; and
  • Working with the gallery on the flyer to promote/advertise the show!!!

I will hand deliver the quilts to the gallery for storage prior to the show during an upcoming business trip to Seattle before the show.

More to come, I just wanted to share this exciting news with you that the municipality of the largest city in the Pacific Northwest Region of North America has invited me to have this glorious opportunity.

Photo by Felipe Galvan on Unsplash


In addition to being very excited to have my first solo show, I am also excited to have a reason to have a reunion with my Seattle friends (I lived in Seattle for 8 years before moving to Central Oregon in 2005) before I move to Colorado this Spring.

April is beginning to look very busy but it will be a “good busy”!

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59 thoughts on “Solo Show Seattle Municipal Tower, Part I”

  1. Well deserved honor. If there is anything sad and horrible about it, it’s that I will be up there (Tacoma) but leaving on 4/13. 😦 So I won’t get to see your exhibit, nor (and especially sad about this) won’t get to see you!

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  2. Well, this is just marvelous news, Tierney! I’m going to my granddaughter’s wedding this month in Dallas, and she is moving to Seattle. I will tell her about the opening and hope she can see the show and meet you. If someone says her Grandbunny told her about it–that would be me!

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  3. You are such a quilting rock star!!!  Well deserved congratulations!!  Love you, mj

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  4. While we are happy for you, we knew it was only a matter of time before this would happen. Guess its time to get out the suitcase and do some traveling.

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  5. My, my how this is super exciting. I have goose bumps!!! Looks like you have lots to do and so happy for you. Just wish I could be there!!! The blog just keeps on getting more interesting!!!

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  6. Holy Moly T – that’s amazing! I bet you’re one huge ball of emotions that cover the entire range (I know I would be). ‘Congratulations’ hardly covers the warmth I wish to send you for this accomplishment, but it will have do. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………

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  7. Congratulations and well deserved. I plan to go see your display and would love to pick a day that you would be there. Sandy

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  8. A glorious opportunity, indeed! Woo hoooo!!! 😀 That’s excellent news, and a testament to the beauty and power of your art. Congratulations, Tierney, and all best with the preparations and the busy months ahead!

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