American Painting Today

December 7, 2016

American Painting Today is an  exhibition of paintings by 93 artists from the greater Seattle area organized by artist Matthew Offenbacher for V2, a temporary arts space on Capitol Hill. The exhibition includes 122 paintings arranged on 224 feet of walls. Gallery artists Gala BentSusanna BluhmLinda Davidson and Cable Griffith are included in this exhibit.

American Painting Today
November 28 – December 17, 2016
V2 – 1525 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Gallery Hours: Mondays, Wednesday-Fridays, 12-2 pm
Special Weekend Hours: Sunday, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, 2-6 pm
Visits by appointment, please email:

Capitol Hill Art Walk
December 8, 5-8 pm

Last Dance – closing party for V2, $5 cover charge
December 10, 9:30 pm-midnight

Gala Bent, Mossy Figure, 2012, gouache and graphite on paper, 22.5 x 15 inches, framed, $1,500.

Gala Bent, Mossy Figure, 2012, gouache and graphite on paper, 22.5 x 15 inches, framed, $1,500.

Julie Alexander, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Sean Barton, Gala Bent, Kelly Björk, Susanna Bluhm, Alexi Brown-Schmidt, Lisa Buchanan, Buddy Bunting, Laura Castellanos, Jaq Chartier, Claire Cowie, Timothy Cross, Carole d’Inverno, Sue Danielson, Linda Davidson, Pat De Caro, Tom DeGroot, Nathan DiPietro, Susan Dory, Gary Faigin, Sasha Ferré, Denis Fitzpatrick, Edwin Fotheringham, Neal Fryett, Ben Gannon, Karen Ganz, T. Michael Gardiner, Emily Gherard, Klara Glosova, Preston Graves, Robin Green, Cable Griffith, Peter Gross, Francisco Guerrero, Patricia Hagen, Laura Hamje, Alfred Harris, Victoria Haven, Colleen Hayward, Harold Hollingsworth, David Hytone, Barry Johnson, Claire Johnson, Leena Joshi, Ken Kelly, Amanda Knowles, Paul Komada, Terry Leness, Margie Livingston, Sara Long, Michael Lorefice, Ray Mack, Molly Magai, Marisa Manso, Sherry Markovitz, Rachel Maxi, Mark Takamichi Miller, Philip Miner, Jeffry Mitchell, Ryan Molenkamp, Abraham Murley, Brian Murphy, Tuan Nguyen, Sarah Norsworthy, Nicholas Nyland, Helen O’Toole, Matthew Offenbacher, Shaw Osha, Michael Ottersen, Doug Parry, Forrest Perrine, Mary Ann Peters, Trung Pham, Philippe Pirrip, John Radtke, Andrew Rubinstein, Peter Scherrer, Ann Leda Shapiro, William Shields, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Whiting Tennis, Gillian Theobald, Kate Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Catherine Uehara, Claude Utley, Joey Veltkamp, Margaret Watson, Brad Winchester, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas and Ellen Ziegler.

Matthew Offenbacher is a Seattle artist who seeks constructive, positive positions at often difficult intersections of individuals, communities and institutions. His work has been called “freakishly egoless”, vulnerable, funny and queer. In 2013, Offenbacher won the Neddy at Cornish award and was a finalist for The Stranger Genius Award.

V2 is a temporary collaborative arts space in Capitol Hill’s old Value Village, located at 1525 11th Ave 98122, initiated by Capitol Hill Arts District and managed by Velocity Dance Center. Occupying a classic Pike-Pine auto row building, for the past year V2 has provided community space for artists and art organizations, as well as a gathering place for events, exhibitions, rehearsals, artist residencies, performances and community forums. V2 is scheduled to close at the end of December 2016 as redevelopment of the building begins.