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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 new work, 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
  • Local Wine: Enjoy local wine made and poured by NW Wine Academy

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.

Purchase Tickets

$75 per person – Space is limited

Guest Speaker

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.

Guest Artists

witw_kimisha   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. kimishaturner.com
yeggy   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. http://www.yeggystudio.com/
hitt   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. https://instagram.com/cmehitt/

 

All proceeds from this event will support Nature Consortium programs
Urban Forest Restoration Program
EcoARTS Program
Arts in Nature Festival