Karl Addison Paints Pilot Seattle Wall for Next Year’s “artSEA”

artSEA and its producers are planning ahead. It’s ten months until the 10 day festival that will coincide with the Seattle Art Fair, but already artSEA is putting together their lineup of public artwork and artists.


Karl Addison. “Messier” Detail.  For artSEA. Seattle. 2015 (photo © Karl Addison)

Today we are showing you the first wall, a “pilot art work”, as he calls it, by the muralist Karl Addison. He tells us it is part of an on-going series rooted in intimate portraits of humanity – this one is called Messier. Karl says it focuses on the power of primary colors blue and red, “to build the composition’s figurative strength.”

Executive director of The World is Fun (TWIF), Amy Faulkner, the volunteering organization that produces artSEA, explains what will be happening in this Washington seaport city of 3.6 million next August 14-14, and who will be there so far.

“Each artist in the artist exchange will be creating one public artwork (mostly murals), one community exchange (which will consist of a talk, workshop, or nonprofit benefit), and will participate in a group exhibition which we are working with an outside gallery to curate and execute.” We don’t know the name of the gallery but so far artists confirmed are Rylsee, TWOONE, Cern, Alice Mizrachi, Jessie & Katey, Paola Delfin, David Walker, Addison Karl, ROA, and Andrea Wan.


Karl Addison. “Messier” for artSEA. Seattle. 2015 (photo © Karl Addison)


Karl Addison. “Messier” for artSEA. Seattle. 2015 (photo © Karl Addison)