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BAM Biennial: Knock on Wood // Bellevue Art Museum // Bellevue, WA // October 31 (2014) -March 29 (2015)

In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists and craftsmen, emphasizing current and new work. For each edition, Bellevue Arts Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design. We are pleased to announce our next edition in the series, BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood.

Selected Artists

Humaira Abid
Rick Araluce
Laura Buchan
Christian Burchard
Morse Clary
Todd Coglon
Michael de Forest
Curtis Erpelding
David French
Erik Geschke
John Grade
Julia Haack
Elaine Hanowell
Julia Harrison
Todd Jannausch
Aaron Levine
Kiki MacInnis
Amie McNeel
Drew Michael
Peter Millett

Taiji Miyasaka
Shawn Nordfors
Michael Peterson
Peter Pierobon
Jim Piper
Mike Rathbun
Seth Rolland
June Sekiguchi
Matt Sellars
John Shrader
Garric Simonsen
Whiting Tennis
W. Scott Trimble
Kimberly Trowbridge
Brian Watson
Mark Wedekind
William J. Whipple
Ed Wicklander
Helga Winter


Faculty Art Show // Spokane Falls Community College Art Gallery // Spokane, WA // January 6-31 (2014)

Garric Simonsen _ Art

Can't Touch This - Book of memories (student evals), armored car window and simple hand-drawn sign (2013)

Now Represented at Darger HQ // Works Available for Purchase at WWW.DARGERHQ.COM

Darger HQ showcases both editioned and unique works by about 15 artists, from those early on in their career to mid-career, on our simple and easy to use website, making buying contemporary art an enjoyable and stress-free experience. We pride ourselves on working with the best current artists as well as discovering emerging talent.


Manhattan Graphics Center // 3rd Annual Printmaking Show // MGC, NY, NY // July 9 - August 18

Manhattan Graphics Center 3rd Annual Printmaking Show | Garric Simonsen


Cascadia // Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY // Opening May 31st

Cascadia explores the current artistic climate of the Pacific Northwest, specifically: Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. A geographic area that has several times proposed to become its own independent nation, this North American stretch has always stood uniquely against its adjacent states and provinces. Captivating with its distinctly coastal landscape that contain natural wonders such as sea stacks, volcanoes and rain forests, it is easy to see how folklore of mythological creatures such as the Sasquatch dwell in its territories.

Exhibition Dates: Friday May 31st, 2013 - Friday June 21st, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday May 31st, 2013 from 5 to 9 pm
Refreshments will be served.



Cascadia Collar Works Gallery



Peripheral ARTeries // April 2013 // Interview: Pages 22-29


Bradley University International Print & Drawing Exhibition // Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL // Opening March 9th

Heuser Art Center, Prairie Center of the Arts, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria,The Peoria Art Guild

Reception: March 9th
5-7pm – Heuser Art Center
5:30-7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts
6-8pm – Peoria Art Guild
6:30-8:30 Contemporary Art Center

Lecture: Stephen Goddard, 34th BI Juror
April 4th, 5:00pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. All accepted artwork is featured in a full-color exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition website.  

The 34th Bradley International features the work of 108 artists from across the globe. This years juror is Stephen Goddard, Senior Curator and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.


Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds // Beard & Weil Galleries, Norton, MA // February 27th - April 13, 2013

Garric Simonsen | 2013 Wheaton Biennial

Judith Tannenbaum selected 54 artists for this years Biennial from nearly 700 hundred entries. The 2013 Wheaton Biennial sought work that pushes the boundaries of drawing into territories associated with other artistic practices, including sculpture, film, sound, and more. Drawings that employ the traditional tools of pen, pencil, and paper were chosen based on critical reflection of the medium and/or a fresh use of the materials.

Gallery talk by Judith Tannenbaum
March 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Participating Artists:

Megan Abajian
Aparna Agrawal
Luis Alonso
Amber Anderson
Christopher Arabadjis
Rachelle Beaudoin
Janine Biunno
Ryan Blackwell
Resa Blatman
Linda Bond
Xiaowei Chen
David Curcio
Adrienne Der Marderosian
Maria DiFranco
Alphonso Dunn
Chloë Feldman Emison
Anthony Fisher
Elizabeth Gargas
Francine Gintoff
Kira Greene
Cynthia Greig
Aaliyah Gupta
Jan Johnson
Masako Kamiya
Elizabeth Keithline
Justin Kim
Matt Lane
Stacy Latt Savage

Matthew Litteken
Alex Lukas
Anna Maddocks
Naomi Marine
China Marks
Armin Muhsam
Lydia Nettler
Kathleen O'Hara
Brian O'Malley
Dane Patterson
Margaret Rack
Ruth Rosner
Michael Ryan
Eszter Sapi
Carrie Scanga
Sally Schluter Tardella
David Shapleigh
Jen Simms
Garric Simonsen
Kirsten Rae Simonsen
Aria Thomas
Christopher Troutman
Michael Yefko
Michael Zachary
Melissa Zexter
Angie Zielinski


Social Interventions // Garage 4141, San Diego, CA // April 6, 2013 - TBA

In contrast to this classification (art) the term social sculpture (Joseph Beuys) itself already contains the idea that the different spheres are mingled, as they have common denominators. Social Interventions looks at artists using video/performance that reflect situational work in respect of détournement. 

Participating Artists:

Yu-Hang Huang
G. Holwerda-Williams
Al Ridenour
Jessica Miller
Nicole Langille
Jack Welsh
Marianna and Daniel O'Reilly
Garric Simonsen
Ellen Mueller
Budd Dees & Austin Reeves
Tamara Johnson 


Tilting at Windmills // Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin // Dec. 7, 2012 - January 22, 2013 // Madison, WI

Garric Simonsen | Tilting at Windmills


Mall of America: A Toll Free Audio Exhibition // Place // October 20 - November 25, 2012 // Portland, OR

Mall of America is an open call exhibition curated by Elizabeth Lamb, an independent curator based out of Brooklyn, New York. All audio submissions original, found, and appropriated, will be accepted through the exhibition voicemail made available inside the gallery. Selected recordings will be added to the call directory as the exhibition progresses. Callers are encouraged to call back regularly as content will accumulate over the course of the show. Callers are also invited to contribute to the exhibition by leaving a voicemail of continuous sound, under 30 minutes. An updated record of participating artists will be available here and on the gallery’s printed materials.

Participating Artists

Joshua Kim
Laura Vitale
Allison Maletz
David Ian Griess
Jonathan Rajewski
Keith J. Varadi
David Baumflek
Cat Tyc
Garric Simonsen
Justin Dean
Future Death Toll


Dark/Light // Saranac Art Projects // October 5-27, 2012 // Spokane, WA

Garric Simonsen | Dark, Light


The Materials Calls // Hedreen Gallery // June 20—Sept. 29, 2012 // Seattle, WA


The Material Calls | Hedreen Gallery


Intramurals // AFA Gallery // May 3-25, 2012 // Scranton, PA

Intramurals | AFA Gallery


The Fools Journey // Curious Matter // April 1- May 20, 2012 // Jersey City, NJ

Garric Simonsen | The Fool's Journey


Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant // 2012

Nominated for Portland Art Museum's 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.

I am a Painter // EFFJAY Projekts // January 5 - Feb. 4, 2012 // Sheboygan, WI