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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Art & Wine {Alternate Views}
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine {Alternate Views}

Laurent Bourscheidt.

"You can't take a great picture if you aren't in love with the subject you are trying to capture"
- LB

Joe Iano.

Form is emptiness, emptiness is form...
- Heart Sutra

Donatella Lombardini.

"There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but darling,
What if you fly?
- Erin Hanson

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Art with Heart - Founder's Celebration! {STEFFANIE LORIG}
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Art with Heart - Founder's Celebration! {STEFFANIE LORIG}

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The SZ Gallery on Mercer Island is thrilled to be featuring (49) mixed media works (starting at $495) by Steffanie Lorig. 10% of all art sales will be donated to Art with Heart. I'd like to set a fundraising goal of $1,000 for our upcoming First Thursday: Founder's Celebration event, in honor of Steffanie. Join us for this heartfelt, feel-good event

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Art & Wine {featuring STEFFANIE LORIG}
Jan
5
4:30 PM16:30

Art & Wine {featuring STEFFANIE LORIG}

Steffanie spent her childhood drawing, doodling, and painting on any surface available. When she went to college, she was able to combine her interests through a Visual Communications degree. Steffanie spent the next decade in the graphic design field working for both corporate and private design studios, and enjoying every moment of it.

Steffanie founded Art with Heart, a nonprofit social enterprise organization dedicated to helping kids through creativity. She led a small but mighty team that eventually grew to become a $1 million organization. Through the years, she has produced a portfolio of therapeutic activity books and developed supporting curricula, workshops, and professional development trainings that taught therapists how to use art to engage reticent children. Steffanie has made change internationally for over 150,000 children during her tenure

10% of art sales donated to

 
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Art & Wine {featuring ANNA SKIBSKA}
Nov
3
4:30 PM16:30

Art & Wine {featuring ANNA SKIBSKA}

Suzanne Zahr Presents Anna Skibska
 

Join us this First Thursday, November 3rd, for our monthly Art & Wine Tasting event, hosted at the SZ Gallery on Mercer Island. The Islander will be pouring wine tastings paired with seasonal bites.

ART: 
by ANNA SKIBSKA
Since 1984 Skibska has presented 54 individual exhibitions all over the world. Her glass filigree explorations integrate her virtuosity as a fine artist with her love of architecture. Skibska's jewelry is equally stunning, as she transforms gems and stones into wearable art.

"...designing my jewelry following my mood…my moods, my whims, commemorating the beauty of everyday life".

(5% of all art & jewelry sales goes to Art with Heart)

WINE:
The Islander - Stock Your Cellar Event & Wine Tasting
Taste 20+ wines, all 10% above cost! Check out the Featured Wines On Sale

A feast for all senses - Join us!

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Art & Politics {SLAYING DRAGONS}
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Art & Politics {SLAYING DRAGONS}

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Art & Wine auction & LIVE PAINTING by Kosta Kulundzic
to help Lisa Wellman flip the State Senate

Join us for a fun art and wine auction and a live painting demo! Meet 41st LD State Senate Democratic candidate Lisa Wellman - her victory in this key race could flip the state Senate blue. See internationally renowned artist Kosta Kulundzic's show, Bloody Icons!, that flips ancient myths into a contemporary "comic-book Caravaggio."

"Our children need us to keep working to make
this country stronger, fairer, safer, and cleaner, 
and Lisa Wellman will do just that."

                                                   -President Barack Obama

BID NOW! Silent auction closes at 9PM on Thursday, October 27

[20% of Art Sales + %40% of Wine Sales will be donated to Lisa Wellman's campaign]

Can't make it? Support Lisa with a donation: Lisa Wellman

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Art & Wine {featuring KOSTA KULUNDZIC}
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Wine {featuring KOSTA KULUNDZIC}

Suzanne Zahr and L+B Design Presents Kosta Kulundzic’s
“Bloody Icons!” new Exhibit in the Pacific Northwest

French-Serbian Artist Returns to the United States

Three Tech Moguls cringe and cower in the frightful shadow of a furious dragon! Kim Kardashian hobnobs with St. Sebastian and an apocalyptic abomination as a bound and perplexed Kanye West looks on! Judith stands ready to behead the hell out of Holofernes, Tarantino-style, Grand Guignol, without the slightest remorse (and more than a little Grindhouse flair)! Buckle-up, because you’ve entered the world of Kosta Kulundzic - a deeply spiritual yet profanely B-movie realm where angelic figures coexist with bare-knuckled brawlers, hulking monstrosities stalk the same earth as tattooed, scantily-clad muses, and pas-sion and attitude are always the order of the day! Part and parcel of the lowbrow art school and deeply pious Christian imagery, Kulundzic somehow manages to enter a new level of the soulfully obscene, the salaciously reverent!

Kulundzic has had shows in Paris, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Brussels, and Honolulu, and his new show, “Bloody Icons!”, opens at the Suzanne Zahr Gallery on October 6th at 2441 76th Ave SE, Suite 160, Mercer Island, WA. Meet the Artist that evening from 5 – 8PM, where he will debut the piece “The Desperate Plea of Modern Technology Fac-ing St George’s Dragon”, featuring Seattle’s very own Bill Gates, Paul Allen & Jeff Bezos.

BID NOW! ONLINE SILENT AUCTION of all the show’s paintings has launched and will officially close at 7:30PM on Thursday, October 6th. A Live Painting Performance will take place at the SZ Gallery at 2PM on Saturday, October 8th. All are welcomed.

Suzanne Zahr and L+B Design, both Mercer Island-based creative studios have teamed up to bring the work of internationally renowned artist, Kosta Kulundzic to the Pacific Northwest. Kulundzic is also an adjunct art professor at both the University of Hawaii and the School of Architecture of Paris Val de Seine.

Suzanne Zahr Gallery
Suzanne Zahr Gallery is dedicated to sourcing and featuring global artists to new audiences in the Pacific Northwest. Located at the confluences of Seattle and The East Side, SZ Gallery features up and coming talents on a monthly basis and serves as an art outpost for Lake Washington and its surrounding areas, bringing a new twist to the local market. For more information, go to www.suzannezahr.com/artists/

L+B Design
L+B Design is a multi-disciplinary branding studio helping organizations of all sizes create memorable visual ex-periences delivered beautifully. With 20 years of experience in Branding and Marketing, L+B design is constantly searching for new ways to tell a compelling brand story. For more info at www.lplusbdesign.com

WINE:
The Islander"s Sommelier, Isaac Schmid, will be introducing Synne Cellars, offering pre-sales to his Reserved 2014 Syrah & Chenin Blanc along side other wonderful reds & whites.

A feast for all senses - Join us!

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