Join us at the historic Colman Estate in West Seattle* for an intimate soiree to benefit Nature Consortium.
- Guest Speaker: Chris Jordan, world renowned environmental artist and photographer
- Live Painting: Watch three local artists create stunning paintings, bid on each piece in a silent auction
- Silent Auction: Bid on items including original artwork and vacation packages
- Rhododendron Gardens: Explore the grounds of the historic Colman Estate in West Seattle*
- Local Wine: Enjoy local wine by NW Wine Academy and Ancestry Cellars
Since 1998, Nature Consortium has brought people together to support and celebrate the arts and the natural world. From the classroom to the forest, our success can be seen in the creativity, empowerment, and action inspired in youth and adults every day. With the help of community members like you, we are building a better future.
$75 per person – Space is limited
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Chris Jordan is an internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist based in Seattle. His work explores contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives, connecting the viewer viscerally to the enormity and power of humanity’s collective will. Edge-walking the lines between art and activism, beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, the near and the far, the visible and the invisible, his work asks us to consider our own multi-layered roles in becoming more conscious stewards of our complex and embattled world. Jordan’s works are exhibited and published worldwide.
|NW Wine Academy was established in 2004 as the first and only working and teaching winery of its kind in Western Washington. In addition to serving their wine, the Academy will host a Sensory Evaluation activity at Wine in the Woods to explore different aromas commonly present in wine. Our sense of smell is very delicate and highly sensitive. Practice allows us to recognize and identify aromas most commonly present in wine; thus, improving our appreciation and enjoyment of wine.|
|Owned and operated by Jason & Erin Morin, Ancestry Cellars shares production space in the Wine Warehouse District of Woodinville, Washington. What began as a hobby of making wine to share with family and friends at their wedding has now blossomed into their dream of owning a winery.|
|Kimisha Turner is a multimedia artist based in Seattle. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, her art reflects and celebrates the observation of life experiences, diversity and consciousness. She is heavily influenced by nature and the abundance of artists and mediums used around her, while relishing in the notion of re-invention with every show. The running theme in most of her work is the process of life, which reflects in the different layers and mediums she chooses at any given time. She is in awe of the miracles in life and lives to create beauty, awareness and empowerment with her work.|
|Yeggy Michael: My vision is to provoke questions about natural cycles, provide a sense of place and to reflect on the movement of time. My paintings are very personal, they are positive contacts for vibrant thoughts and spiritual moment. I also use mosaic in public art to illustrate the unity and lusciousness of diversity. The use of mosaic creates a metaphor for these cycles with pieces and rocks in fragments. I also use abstract and organic shapes to bring movement and life to rigid walls.|
|Carolyn Hitt transplanted to Seattle in 2004 from Ashland, Oregon. Previously a professional actress, bartender, and purse maker – she has spent the last four years diligently dedicated to pursuing her first love, visual art. Untrained and unschooled in the art world, she often uses materials unconventionally and contrary to their intended use. Her passion for art is mainly abstract and is only limited by the materials at hand and the opportunity to create. She is continuously working towards higher understanding, personal growth, and deeper compassion for herself and her fellow humans and believes this can be seen as a throughline in her many varied works.|
* The Colman Estate is a private residence in West Seattle. Address and directions will be provided to guests after ticket purchase.