Art & Wine [Jean Sbarra Jones | What Dreams May Come]
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Jean Sbarra Jones | What Dreams May Come]

8.02.2019 - 9.30.2019

Opening & Artist Reception - First Friday, August 2nd, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Art & Wine - First Friday, September 6th, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Please join us at SZ Gallery on Friday, August 2nd for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy the serene paintings created by our August/September featured artist along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

What Dreams May Come… Several years ago, while on a boat with my husband, a purple satin party dress fell in the ocean. The accidental image created exquisite shape, texture and movement of light on water and fabric. This inspired my latest series of paintings. The dress revealed itself as a metaphor. A dreamlike narrative, more poetry than prose transpired. The worn and well-traveled dress, mysterious and fragile is renewed by light and water.
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Jean Sbarra Jones

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Art & Wine [Kosta Kulundzic I TROPIC ICONIC]
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Kosta Kulundzic I TROPIC ICONIC]

6.07.2019 - 7.30.2019

Opening & Artist Reception - First Friday, June 7th, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Art & Wine - Second Friday, July 12th, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Please join us at SZ Gallery on Friday, June 7th for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy the dynamic paintings created by our June/July featured artist along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

Tropic Iconic is a reflection on the mysticism that permeates Hawaii, Its nature and its inhabitants. The works are portraits of the youth of Hawaii’s North-Shore, through which I try to express all the grace and sweet mysticism that seems to emerge from them… almost in the way of icons. I put in parallel and compare the strength of religious images to the natural and mystical grace emanating from the people of Hawaii and nature.
- Kosta Kulundzic

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Art & Wine [Kosta Kulundzic I TROPIC ICONIC]
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Kosta Kulundzic I TROPIC ICONIC]

6.07.2019 - 7.30.2019

Opening & Artist Reception - First Friday, June 7th, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Art & Wine - First Friday, July 12th, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Please join us at SZ Gallery on Friday, June 7th for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy the dynamic paintings created by our June/July featured artist along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

Tropic Iconic is a reflection on the mysticism that permeates Hawaii, Its nature and its inhabitants. The works are portraits of the youth of Hawaii’s North-Shore, through which I try to express all the grace and sweet mysticism that seems to emerge from them… almost in the way of icons. I put in parallel and compare the strength of religious images to the natural and mystical grace emanating from the people of Hawaii and nature.
- Kosta Kulundzic

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Art & Wine [AfroFuturism]
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [AfroFuturism]

Join us First Friday, May 3, 2019, as we celebrate our AfroFuturism!

The SZ Gallery is proudly displaying talented African photographers selected during PICHA’s annual call to artists (debut show in the USA). This year's topical theme is AfroFuturism - a movement in literature, music, and art featuring futuristic or science fiction themes, which incorporate elements of black history and culture. The drive behind this project comes from one of PICHA’s core brand values, empowering African photographers and proving that local creatives produce work worthy of global attention.

AfroFuturism - The Book is available for purchase, for those interested.  100% of all proceeds will be donated towards building a clean water well in Nigeria through MIPC.  

Thank you for supporting these incredible African artists and this non-profit cause!

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SZ: 3rd Year Anniversary Party! [featuring AfroFuturism]
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

SZ: 3rd Year Anniversary Party! [featuring AfroFuturism]

Join us First Friday, April 5, 2019, as we celebrate our 3rd Year Anniversary!

The SZ Gallery proudly presents a display of talented photographers selected during PICHA’s annual call to artists. This year's topical theme is AfroFuturism - a movement in literature, music, and art featuring futuristic or science fiction themes, which incorporate elements of black history and culture. The drive behind this project comes from one of PICHA’s core brand values, empowering African photographers and proving that local creatives produce work worthy of global attention.

We'll serve signature wines from Northwest Cellars and seasonal bites by Caruccio's.

A culturally rich evening to remember, not to be missed!

RSVP by April 1

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Art & Wine [Debra Van Tuinen I Light Revealed]
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Debra Van Tuinen I Light Revealed]

2.01.2019 - 3.26.2019

Artist Reception - First Friday, March 1st, 5:00 - 8:00PM

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Please join us at SZ Gallery on Friday, March 1st for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy the dynamic paintings created by our February/March featured artist along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

“Light Revealed” is the organic evolution of my previous work into a new flowing form. In these pieces, I have opened up my relationship with paint and canvas, allowing myself a greater freedom to explore the movement and the sensual aspects of my work. 
- Debra Van Tuinen

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Art & Wine [Debra Van Tuinen I Light Revealed]
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Debra Van Tuinen I Light Revealed]

2.01.2019 - 3.26.2019

Opening Reception - First Friday, February 1st, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Artist Reception - First Friday, March 1st, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Please join us at SZ Gallery on Friday, February 1st for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy the dynamic paintings created by our February/March featured artist along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

“Light Revealed” is the organic evolution of my previous work into a new flowing form. In these pieces, I have opened up my relationship with paint and canvas, allowing myself a greater freedom to explore the movement and the sensual aspects of my work. 
- Debra Van Tuinen

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Art & Wine [Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy I Persian Garden]
Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy I Persian Garden]

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On January 11th the SZ Gallery will host our first Art & Wine Reception of the new year featuring Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy in the PERSIAN GARDEN.

‘Persian Garden’ is an exhibit that tells culturally rich stories of Persian culture through contemporary and classically-influenced pieces. Monir and Mehdi Ghanbeigy from Iran have created multimedia artwork together since 1970, combining Mehdi’s detailed work with Persian miniatures and painting, Monir’s background in ceramics and pottery, and their mutual love and appreciation for the history of Persian art.

Handcrafting their own clay, glaze, and even their kilns all from scratch, their ceramic pieces have a distinct quality that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.  

Join us for vibrant art, engaging conversation, along with sparkling refreshments and seasonal bites. This evening of art and wine is not to be missed!

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SZ Holiday Party in the Persian Garden
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

SZ Holiday Party in the Persian Garden

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On December 7th, the SZ Gallery will host our Annual Holiday Party in the PERSIAN GARDEN, featuring ceramic artistry by Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy, during our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm

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PERSIAN GARDEN is an exhibit that tells culturally rich stories of Persian culture through contemporary and classically-influenced pieces. Monir and Mehdi Ghanbeigy from Iran have created multimedia artwork together since 1970, combining Mehdi’s detailed work with Persian miniatures and painting, Monir’s background in ceramics and pottery, and their mutual love and appreciation for the history of Persian art. 

Handcrafting their own clay, glaze, and even their kilns all from scratch, their ceramic pieces have a distinct quality that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.  

Join us for vibrant art, engaging conversation, along with sparkling refreshments and seasonal bites. This holiday evening of art and wine is not to be missed!

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Art & Wine [Lucia Neagu | Self-Realized.]
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Lucia Neagu | Self-Realized.]

10.05.2018 - 12.05.2018

Opening Reception - First Friday, October 5th, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Artist Reception - First Friday, November 2nd, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Lucia Neagu, a local Mercer Islander, is a prolific artist who continues to expand her artistic world and discovers more about herself, each day, through a spontaneous expression of flowing brush stroke. Self-Realized. will include Neagu's most recent works to date. Each piece sings with color and imagination invoking intense personal feelings.   

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Art & Wine [Lucia Neagu | Self-Realized.]
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Lucia Neagu | Self-Realized.]

10.05.2018 - 12.05.2018

Opening Reception - First Friday, October 5th, 5:00 - 8:00PM
Artist Reception - First Friday, November 2nd, 5:00 - 8:00PM

Lucia Neagu, a local Mercer Islander, is a prolific artist who continues to expand her artistic world and discovers more about herself, each day, through a spontaneous expression of flowing brush stroke. Self-Realized. will include Neagu's most recent works to date. Each piece sings with color and imagination invoking intense personal feelings.   

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Art & Wine [TENACIOUS, curated by Deborah Kapoor]
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [TENACIOUS, curated by Deborah Kapoor]

On September 7th, meet the artists of our newest exhibit, TENACIOUS, for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm at SZ Gallery.

TENACIOUS, curated by Deborah Kapoor, is a group show of contemporary artists featuring interpretations of perseverance related to the feminine. Works encompass a range of materiality including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, fiber, cut paper, drawing, collage, embroidery, mixed media, bronze casting, and video installation.

Join us for enlightening art pieces and engaging conversation, along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites. This evening of art and wine is not to be missed! 

Please RSVP here for the event.

Read our interview with Deborah Kapoor here.

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Art & Wine [TENACIOUS, curated by Deborah Kapoor]
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [TENACIOUS, curated by Deborah Kapoor]

On August 3rd, we will be premiering our newest exhibit, TENACIOUS, for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm at SZ Gallery.

TENACIOUS, curated by Deborah Kapoor, is a group show of contemporary artists featuring interpretations of perseverance related to the feminine. Works encompass a range of materiality including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, fiber, cut paper, drawing, collage, embroidery, mixed media, bronze casting, and video installation.

Join us for enlightening art pieces and engaging conversation, along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites. As a special treat, two tickets to the Seattle Art Fair will be raffled off during the reception. This evening of art and wine is not to be missed! 

Please RSVP here: https://www.greenvelope.com/event/TENACIOUS/rsvp

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Art & Wine [Erin Milan - VANITAS]
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Erin Milan - VANITAS]

Please join us on July 6th for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm at SZ Gallery on Mercer Island. Enjoy inspirational art pieces along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

We will be featuring figurative oil paintings by Erin Milan in an exhibit called VANITAS. This series of paintings is titled after the Vanitas paintings by Dutch artists from the 17th Century, which contrasted luscious displays of food with symbols of death and decay, such as a rotting piece of fruit, a fly, or a skull. Each piece is a meditation on nourishment, desire, and the inevitability of loss.

Join us for an evocative evening of Art & Wine! *Paintings include female nudity*

Please RSVP here for the event.

Read our interview with Erin Milan here.

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Art & Wine [Erin Milan - VANITAS]
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Erin Milan - VANITAS]

Please join us on June 1st for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm at SZ Gallery on Mercer Island. Enjoy inspirational art pieces along with complimentary refreshments and seasonal bites.

We will be featuring figurative oil paintings by Erin Milan in an exhibit called VANITAS. This series of paintings is titled after the Vanitas paintings by Dutch artists from the 17th Century, which contrasted luscious displays of food with symbols of death and decay, such as a rotting piece of fruit, a fly, or a skull. Each piece is a meditation on nourishment, desire, and the inevitability of loss.

Join us for an evocative evening of Art & Wine! *Paintings include female nudity*

Please RSVP here for the event.

Read our interview with Erin Milan here.

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Art & Wine [Laura Castellanos, Juan Carlos Castellanos, & Robert Wood]
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Laura Castellanos, Juan Carlos Castellanos, & Robert Wood]

Please join us at SZ Gallery on May 4th for our First Friday Art & Wine Reception from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy the inspirational art pieces created by our April/May featured artists, along with complimentary refreshments, seasonal bites, and live music. 

We will be featuring Robert Wood's unique multimedia exhibit, "Lost Luggage of Gnome Island," and collaborative paintings by Laura Castellanos and Juan Carlos Castellanos. The musical accompaniment for the evening will include a performance by father-daughter duo Benoît and Carla Mory. They will be performing Bach Aria on the flute and harp, respectively, and Carla will play a harp solo of Bernard Andrès' "Amarante."

We hope to see you at SZ Gallery for a beautiful evening of art, wine, and music! 

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Cotton (two-year) Anniversary Party + Art & Wine [Laura Castellanos, Juan Carlos Castellanos, & Robert Wood]
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

Cotton (two-year) Anniversary Party + Art & Wine [Laura Castellanos, Juan Carlos Castellanos, & Robert Wood]

We're excited to share that our upcoming First Friday at SZ Gallery is a special one. In addition to showcasing three new artists, we'll also be celebrating our Cotton (two-year) Anniversary with special themed cocktails and small bites.

 

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Art & Wine [Gitte Peters - NATURE'S POETRY]
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Gitte Peters - NATURE'S POETRY]

Please join us at the SZ Gallery on March 2nd for Mercer Island's First Friday Art & Wine. Free admission, along with complimentary refreshments. 

Our current exhibit, "Nature's Poetry" by Gitte Peters, will be offered at a special 30% gallery discount! *This month is your last chance to see Gitte's pieces at SZ Gallery.* 

See more of Gitte's art here. 

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SZ Holiday Party + Art & Wine [Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy - PERSIAN GARDEN]
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

SZ Holiday Party + Art & Wine [Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy - PERSIAN GARDEN]

We'd like to wish our beloved community of friends, patrons, artists, & collaborators a joyful holiday season! As we reflect on another year passed, our hearts fill with gratitude. 

Please join us at the SZ Gallery on December 1st for a celebratory evening of cheer during our First Friday Art & Wine. Our latest exhibit, "Persian Garden" by Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy, may also inspire unique gift-giving ideas!

Please RSVP through our Invite Link.

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Art & Wine [Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy - PERSIAN GARDENS]
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Monir & Mehdi Ghanbeigy - PERSIAN GARDENS]

‘Persian Garden’ is an exhibit that tells culturally rich stories of Persian culture through contemporary and classically-influenced pieces. Monir and Mehdi Ghanbeigy from Iran have created multimedia artwork together since 1970, combining Mehdi’s detailed work with Persian miniatures and painting, Monir’s background in ceramics and pottery, and their mutual love and appreciation for the history of Persian art.

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Art & Wine [Juliana Kang Robinson - MIGRATIONS]
Sep
1
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [Juliana Kang Robinson - MIGRATIONS]

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Juliana Kang Robinson's show "Migrations" opens on September 1st at SZ Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk. Stop by for a night of art, wine, and delicious bites catered by Caruccio's! Juliana's art will be available for purchase

Mercer Sources and Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts will also be participating. 

In an interview with Juliana, she shared why she named her exhibit "Migrations": “The burrowing beneath the sand or soil by subterranean critters, the arc of flight by a swarm of birds, the fluid undulations of a school of fish are all the movements that inform my work. Tides of marks and sweeping cuts in the surface of the paintings make visible and track the movements that take place all around us.” Using nature as her muse, the layers within her work are meant to mimic the beauty found in natural movements over time. Read more about Juliana's work on our featured artist post. 

View Juliana's artwork on her artist's page.

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Conversations with Joy Langley & Lisa Wellman
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Conversations with Joy Langley & Lisa Wellman

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Come to SZ Gallery on August 30th for an evening of art, wine, and political discourse and meet Mercer Island City Council candidate Joy Langley! This is also your last chance to see WA State Senator Lisa Wellman's photography exhibit, "Detritus." 

Background on Joy Langley and her campaign (from Joy's website): 

"Joy is running to represent all Islanders and will fight to maintain our quality of life. Through her successful experience as a government affairs professional and her dedicated Mercer Island community services, she has demonstrated that she has what it takes. Joy currently chairs the Mercer Island Arts Council. Additionally, she has served on the Board of the Committee for Mercer Island Public Schools, the Mercer Island Preschool Association, the West Mercer Elementary School PTSA, and coaches soccer for the Mercer Island Football Club, where she also sits on the Board."

Learn more about Joy Langley's campaign on her website

Please RSVP here or through our Greenvelope invitation!

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Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine [State Sen. Lisa Wellman]

On August 4th, stop by the First Friday Art Walk at SZ Gallery to see State Senator Lisa Wellman’s photography exhibit, DETRITUS, sip some wine, and eat delicious bites catered by Caruccio's.

Mercer Sources and Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts will be also be participating.

Lisa’s photography is both stark, striking, and visually captivating – she finds ways to see the beauty in everyday objects and places, focusing on the idea of uncovering what’s hidden in plain sight. DETRITUS is a show that focuses on the concept of disintegration, decay, and destruction, the natural path that all creation takes. In an interview with Lisa, she described her inspiration behind this theme: “But somewhere along that path we stop ‘seeing.’ Whether it’s people, nature itself, or what remains of our interaction with our environment, I find beauty in what is often overlooked.”

View more of Lisa's pieces on her artist's page. 

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Art & Wine
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine

Friday, July 7th marks a new tradition on Mercer Island: the First Thursday Art Walk will now be on the First Friday of the month! After a long work week, Friday evenings are the perfect time to relax and unwind, and there’s no better way to relax than to go for an evening stroll and visit Mercer Island’s unique art spots, all within walking distance of each other. It’s perfect for a Friday date night out on the town! Mercer Sources, Clarke + Clarke Art + Artifacts, and SZ Gallery will be participating. First Friday Art Walk begins at 5PM.

For the initial First Friday Art Walk, SZ Gallery will feature State Senator Lisa Wellman’s photography exhibit, DETRITUS.

Lisa’s photography is both stark, striking, and visually captivating – she finds ways to see the beauty in everyday objects and places, focusing on the idea of uncovering what’s hidden in plain sight. DETRITUS is a show that focuses on the concept of disintegration, decay, and destruction, the natural path that all creation takes. In an interview with Lisa, she described her inspiration behind this theme: “But somewhere along that path we stop ‘seeing.’ Whether it’s people, nature itself, or what remains of our interaction with our environment, I find beauty in what is often overlooked.”

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SZ: Paper (one-year) Anniversary Party!
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

SZ: Paper (one-year) Anniversary Party!

Suzanne Zahr, Mercer Island Architect and General Contractor, invites you to celebrate the one year (paper!) anniversary of her design/build firm and art gallery on Thursday, April 6th. Over the last year, the SZ Art Gallery has featured the work of thirteen local and international artists, helped re-launch the first Thursday Mercer Island Art Walk, and hosted events for community organizations such as MICA, SJCC, FASPS, Art With Heart, and Washington State Senator Lisa Wellman’s election campaign.

Her firm has also kept busy working on homes, apartments, retail spaces, and corporate interiors, often handling the full lifecycle from design through construction (not to mention the creation of Business Plans, Style Guides, and Marketing Strategies).

The event will be catered by one such lifecycle client, Caruccio’s, which will open its culinary event center in August of 2017. 

Join the SZ Team, featured Artists & Lisa Caruccio to learn more!

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