Current Exhibition:

Ideas of Home 

January 23 - March 3, 2023 

When we think about home each of us conjures a different image, and these continue to morph and change throughout our lives. For some, home is the container—the place—that holds our daily activities; for others it is where our emotions and memories dwell; for still others it is about those we care most about; and for some it is all of these. The concept of home also brings to mind a balance of scarcity and abundance, the transitional nature of place, as well as what it means to build a home. After the last few years in which most of us spent more time “at home” than we ever imagined we would, ideas of home have expanded. The eight artists whose work is included in this show are brought together around this theme of home, though their standpoints and perspectives may differ.    

Participating Artists:  
Martha Armstrong:  
Tyanna Buie:  
Olivia Fredricks:  
Shruti Ghatak:  
Ariston Jacks:  
Kathy Liao:  
Daphne Minkoff:  

Ideas of Home

Past Exhibitions:

Distilled: Contemporary Abstraction

November 14, 2022 – January 13, 2023

In the art world the word abstraction is slippery in its meaning and the category is large. There are many connotations. It presumes many different visions and ways of working all pulled out of the representational world and distinct. For this exhibition we look toward work that takes a concept to its core with a clarified aspect. But even in the included pieces by these seven artists there are many ways of working. For some it might be a considered simplification, the concept distilled to its essential parts, whittled down. For some they submerge themselves in a place or ingest a researched idea distilling it to its essential parts, iterating and perhaps reiterating it after much time circling the mind. For all of the included artists what you are seeing is an offering of something of the repeated trace of the original idea. Whether simple or complex in its aspect each is made with a highly considered touch or gesture, honed.

Participating Artists: 

Lydia Bassis:
Avantika Bawa:
Susan Belau:
Sue Danielson:
Carole d’Inverno: 
Sara Osebold:
Megan Prince:


(a) relation of body to water

September 26 - November 4, 2022

Water is a multifaceted and, of course, fluid proposition and as we approach it the relationship builds in complication. Through dependance, power, comfort, worship, fear, and the many ways we envision this natural resource our connections and viewpoints multiply. (a) relation of body to water is a group exhibition of work by artists who have looked to the entwined relationship of water and people. This exhibition supports these relationships.

Among the pieces in this show are Mayumi Hamanaka’s Invisible Lands which presents what the sea has stolen and given back as gifts, redistributing wealth. Jen Shaw’s Flood State expresses the uncertainty of living in Louisiana where humans and water are constantly at odds. Ethan Bickel swims in the waters surrounding Seattle as a daily healing practice and his photographs document his interaction. All of the artists in this exhibition delve into our ties to water and what we imbue it with.

Participating Artists:

Ethan Bickel,
Sheila Coppola,
Mayumi Hamanaka,
Gene Gentry McMahon,
Natalie Niblack,
Joaquin Palting,
Samantha Scherer,
Jen Shaw,

(a) relation of body to water

2021-2022 North Seattle College Continuing Education Art Exhibition

July 19 - August 18, 2022

NSC Continuing Education and the NSC Art Gallery present a showcase of artwork by CE students from the last year. Until August 5th voting will be open for People's Choice Award, so please visit the NSC Art Gallery to see the exhibition and cast one vote for your favorite piece. Gallery hours for the summer are Tuesday & Wednesday 12-2pm and 5-7pm and Thursday & Friday 12-2pm.

2022 CE art show

2021-2022 North Seattle College Juried Student Art Exhibition

May 16 - June 16, 2022

The NSC Art Department and the NSC Art Gallery present a showcase of artwork by students from the last year.  Until May 31st voting will be open for People's Choice Award, so please visit the NSC Art Gallery to see the exhibition and cast one vote for your favorite piece.

2022 Student art show

Extracurricular lll

March 14 - April 28th

Extracurricular features the work of the practicing Artists who comprise the North Seattle College Art Department. This exhibition highlights current work by this incredible group of makers. Our art faculty and techs create work that is not only inspiring to the community in which live but serves as inspiration for the students they teach. Their individual artistic practices are central to their teaching curriculum and in turn the experiences they have in the classroom greatly impact their work. Do not miss this chance to see what our outstanding group of teaching artists has been working on when not in the classroom.

Participating Artists and their Classes/Roles at NSC:
Ling Chun – Ceramics
Emily Gherard – Drawing
Michelle Kelly – Painting/Drawing
Amanda Knowles – Printmaking/Drawing
Barbara Knuth – Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Paul Komada – Digital Art
Kelda Martensen – Printmaking/Drawing/Painting
Daphne Minkoff – Painting
Joaquin Palting – Digital Photography
Paula Rebsom – Sculpture/Ceramics/2D and 3D Design
Aaron Scofield – Jewelry Tech

Extracurricular III

The Sun, The Moon, & Stars

January 31 - March 3, 2022

The sky holds intrigue. During the day when the sun reigns we can believe that we are the center of the universe. Once the sun sets and we gaze out into space filled with millions of other stars and planets we see our insignificance. All cultures honor these heavenly bodies through art, poetry, films and song. We all stand side by side looking out from our place in the universe and marvel.

In this show seven artists look into space for their motivation – seeing it through a telescope, watching the patterns that the stars make as they traverse the sky, tracking time, creating a vision of history and the future – all read into the sky just above our heads.

Participating Artists:
Daniel Carrillo
Rebecca Cummins
Louise Fisher
Patricia Lagarde
Kirk Lang
Nora Pauwels
Anna Von Mertens

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The Sun, The Moon, & Stars