About the Exhibition

Building on a 12-year history of successful art exhibitions and projects across the Northwest, PUNCH Projects presents Barnstorm 2018 – the second in a series of pop-up exhibitions activating rural spaces in unexpected ways with art, music and creative installations. This free month-long art happening will transform the rustic Model KE building in Ellensburg’s SODO district into an exhibition showcasing large format prints, video work, site-specific sculpture and installation, performance art, tasty local beer, live music from Savage Lucy and Cobrahawk and vintage vinyl on the turntables by Mark Pickerel!

In an ongoing effort to further bridge the urban rural divide coupled with our desire to promote artwork that is smart and new, PUNCH has temporarily transformed the Bluestone Garage into an art event-destination. Our mission is to illuminate and shake up our own familiarity and expectation with what may have previously been a forgotten and underutilized space, and breathe new life into it.

Works for BARNSTORM were selected based upon an international call for art. While several of the participating artists are local or regional, much of the work comes from out of state, and in some cases out of country. BARNSTORM continues a series of events exploring and experiencing the curious space that exists between contemporary aesthetics and rural living.

Featured Artists

Michael Arrigo : Toledo OH
Daria Baiocchi : Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Carolyn Reed Barritt : Ann Arbor MI
Bartosz Beda : Moscow ID
Kiara Castro : Ellensburg WA
Ruth Chase : Nevada City CA
Renee Couture : Glide OR
Tara Cronin : Captain Cook HI
Jocelyn Davis : Seattle WA
Brandon Drake : Seattle WA
M. M. Dupay : Bowling Green OH
Maeve Eichelberger : Paonia : CO
Patty Fernandez : North Hills CA
Tara Flores : Olalla WA
Ghislaine Fremaux : Lubbock TX
Helen Gamble : Seattle WA
Randi Ganulin : Sammamish WA
Paula Goodbar : Cottage Grove OR
Chad Hines : Temple TX
Dee Hood : Ruskin FL
Anna Hooser : Seattle WA
Zhongwen Hu : Brooklyn NY
Chia-Yi Huang : Brooklyn NY
Clive Knights : Portland OR
Kate Lund : Pinehurst ID
Daniel Maw : Ft. Collins CO
Allen Morris : Milwaukee WI
Matthias Neumann : Brooklyn NY
Andrew Nigon : Albany OR
Labkhand Olfatmanesh : Sherman Oaks CA
Marika Pentikainen : Issaquah WA
Allison Maria Rodriguez : Jamaica Plain MA
Suzannah Schreckhise : Fayetteville AR
Matthew Schwager : Chicago IL
Kelsey Skordal : Bellingham WA
Pyper Stever : Ellensburg WA
Sharon Swanson : Seattle WA
Amanda Sweet : Shoreline WA
Bubblegum & Whiskey : Hastings NE
Austin Turley : Portland OR
Olivia Vien : Brooklyn NY
Christabel & Samuel Wagner : Columbus OH
Tracy Wascom : Marquette MI
Monica Wynn : Denver CO
Jillian Youngbird : Kansas City MO
Zelda Zinn : Brooklyn NY

About PUNCH Projects

Founded in 2006, PUNCH Projects (formerly PUNCH Gallery) has worked to promote visual art made from artists outside of the urban centers. In our ongoing effort to promote artwork that is thoughtful, fresh and contemporary coupled with our desire to further bridge urban rural connections, PUNCH Projects seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes by spurring creative awareness, cross-cultural engagement and economic vitality.

This exhibition is made possible with
support from the Ellensburg Arts Commission.

A special thanks to Theresa Barlen and
the Bluestone Academy and Iron Horse Brewery.

 

About the Juror

Ginger Ewing has spent the last decade as an arts advocate and organizer in Spokane. She is the Founder of Window Dressing, a program that fills vacant buildings with short term art installations and creative businesses, and Cofounder of Terrain, a non-profit organization focused on building community and economic opportunity for artists in the Inland Northwest.

Additionally, Ginger is an Ambassador for Artist Trust, a Spokane Arts Commissioner, a Washington State Arts Commissioner, member of a Joint Art Committee selecting artwork for a 63 million dollar park renovation in the heart of Spokane, and the former Curator for Cultural Literacy at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. She also loves dogs. Especially pugs.

www.spokanearts.org
www.terrainspokane.com
www.windowdressing.co

Timeline

April 22
Submission deadline

May 7
Notification of accepted artists

May 14
Deadline to receive high-resolution images and videos from accepted artists

June 1
Opening reception with drinks, music and good times, 7pm-Close

June 30
Exhibition closes

July 15-30
PUNCH will ship digital prints to artists