Community

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of ArtHOME on Sept 24 — RSVP now! 🎉

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
You are invited to the Grand Opening of our new
ArtHOME
An inclusive community arts hub for creation,
connection, and restoration
Saturday 9.24.22
12pm – 5pm 
RSVP
200 Mercer, Seattle, WA, 98109 
(across from Seattle Center) 
 REMARKS AT 3PM
Mayor Bruce Harrell, Representative Pramilla Jayapal, and more
PERFORMANCES
Seattle Opera, The Path with Art Singers!,
Improv with Unexpected Productions, Path with Art Poets, Chaotic Noise Marching Band, and DJ Top Spin
 ART EXHIBITIONS
Participant artwork, listening stations, Art for All Ball costumes
HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
Erasure poetry, watercolor, origami
POP-UP SHOP
Featuring limited edition Pearl Jam posters!
Created by our Participant Artists in collaboration with Pearl Jam for the 2018 HomeShows, which raised funds to end homelessness
Available for purchase in our ArtHOME only






Path with Art fosters the restoration of individuals, groups, and society from the effects of trauma through arts engagement and community building.

Learn more at pathwithart.org


Our mailing address is:
Path with Art
200 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109
Community · Inspiration

Theme of Fall 2022: Falling Leaves

a watercolor and ink painting of golden and grey leaves by Angela Michaelina
“Falling Up” by Angela Michaelina

Hello, folks! Long time, no post. I hope everyone has been having a nice summer. I’ve been quite busy myself, hence my silence for the past couple of months. It’s hard to imagine that summer will soon be over. With that being said, fall will soon be here. What do you associate with this season? I imagine that these days, people would mention how there is pumpkin spice-flavored everything during autumn months. Though, there is another key trait that reminds people of fall: falling leaves!

We here who are managing the blog, Ambassadors, and other Path with Art players have decided to have a go at offering regular (perhaps seasonal?) themes to help inspire all of you fine folks and help generate some content for this blog. So, what does the former paragraph have anything to do with this? Well, the theme, courtesy of Bean Fairbanks, for this period is Falling Leaves.

In regards to this theme (and any future themes), you can submit any creative work to this blog relating to it, as long as the content adheres to the blog’s guidelines. For instance:

  • If you are a plein air painter or illustrator, you might want to share with us a painting or drawing that you did of the trees changing colors and dropping your leaves.
  • Or perhaps you like to collect dead leaves so that you can make collages, wreaths, or other crafts with them.
  • Maybe seeing the leaves in the breeze has inspired you to write a poem, some prose, or a short story about them.
  • Perhaps you want to make a simple mini-documentary of the changing foliage.
  • Or maybe you have been working on a podcast, and the topic of discussion pertains as to why deciduous trees drop their leaves.

The possibilities are endless (especially considering that you can be literal or unliteral as you want to be)! If you have any ideas, please send them our way. If you are uncertain as to go about this, refer to the submissions tab at the top of this page or e-mail us editors at blog@pathwithart.org, and if need be, we can aid you in this process.

Also, keep in mind that you are not limited or obligated to follow any themes that we present to you. You can submit material that is unrelated to the current theme at any time. We are happy to receive contributions of all types, as we want Path with Art participants of all types to be contributors to this blog.

So, to reiterate, the theme for fall 2022 for content to submit to the blog is falling leaves.

(By the way, if you have any ideas for future themes, feel free to share those with the editors, too!)

Community

Grand opening! Our own space!

Grand opening of Path with Art’s new office and arts space near Seattle Center!

TIME TO CELEBRATE AN ArtHOME FOR ALL
I have been dreaming of this day for a long, long time. Path with Art finally has its own space! And you can take a look for yourself on Friday, September 24th, from noon to 5 pm. It is located just north of Seattle Center on Mercer Street in Lower Queen Anne, or what some call Uptown. The address is 200 Mercer Street, right across the street from two terrific venues, the Seattle Rep Theater, and McCaw Hall, home of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera. All three organizations are arts partners of Path with Art. We are coming together as a community, physically, for the first time in a long time, and for the first time in this space. I am including a map for those more visually inclined, like me. (Also, please note that 200 W Mercer Street is not the place. That is further down the road.)

Look for the red pin above.
Community

$3 movie tickets!

THIS SATURDAY
In an effort to get people into seats, major movie theater companies including AMC and Regal will be participating in National Cinema Day on Saturday, September 3rd. Every movie and every showing in every format will be three bucks. So now is the time to see the re-release of Jaws or the latest with Gru and his minions. Wanna see something in IMAX? It is only $3. You can’t beat that. Labor Day weekend is traditionally one of the slowest weekends for theaters. This may become a thing, so look for it next year as well. It has been so long since I have seen a movie in a theater.

Community · Opportunities

2022 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

2022 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

PURPOSE:
The Department of Veterans Affairs annual arts competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through creative arts therapies and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation’s Veterans.

THE COMPETITION:
Across the country each year, Veterans enrolled at VA health care facilities compete in a local creative arts competition co-presented by the VA and the American Legion Auxiliary. The competition includes categories in the visual arts that range from oil painting and leatherwork to paint-by-number kits. In addition, there are categories in writing as well as the performing arts of dance, drama and music. Local creative arts competition first place winning entries advance to a national
judging process and first, second and third place entries in each category are determined. Selected gold-medal-winning Veterans are
invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival hosted by a different VA facility each year .

CRITERIA TO ENTER:

  1. Veteran artists need to be enrolled in VA Puget Sound healthcare system.  
  2. All entries must have been created within the previous year to current year of NVCAF event unless entering the Military Combat Experience category. (cannot enter something from 3 years ago). MCE entry can be an older piece of work and requires a written essay. 
  3. Consent Forms need to be filled out with the ok for photos, media, etc. 
  4. Veterans can enter up to 3 categories per division. There are 51 categories in ART Division for example, where artists can choose 3 out of 51.  Different divisions include Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing.  
  5. Veterans must turn in paperwork and entry by the deadline of Friday, August 26th 2022.

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Submit 2 JPEG photos of your art entry through email with uploaded entry documents to Jeanne.hopkins@va.gov           OR
  2. Attend drive-thru photo and submission clinic at either Seattle or Tacoma VA locations on dates below:

American Lake VA GYM Building 61

Wednesday, August 3rd 1-3pm GYM 61

Monday, August 8th 10am-noon GYM 61

Monday, August 22nd 10am-noon GYM 61

Seattle VA NEW MH building 101

Tuesday August 9th 10am-noon 101

Thursday August 2th 10am-noon 101

For questions and more information, contact Jeanne Hopkins: Jeanne.hopkins@va.gov

Submission deadline Friday, August 26, 2022