- This Wednesday, 8/10. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday: Trivia Night: $3 buy in, winner gets the pot.
- This Thursday, 8/11. Blitz! Capitol Hill Artswalk. OPENING: "CARDS" - James Deitz & "EMULATE" - Matt Cosby. w/DJ RobZTV. 6pm-1am FREE.
- Next Wednesday, 8/17. The Breadline: Performance and Poetry Series 7-10pm FREE.
- Next Thursday, 8/18. La Figa: Live food and art project.
- Next Saturday, 8/20. L O V E T O N E: Rare classics DJ night. $5
Tues/Wed/Thurs & Sunday: 4pm-12am
Happy Hour Specials: 4-7 daily
$3 Washington Wine
$3 Well drinks!
$2 Rainier Tall Cans
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Our Mission Showcasing dedicated, professional artists, Vermillion offers art, wine, beer, cocktails, and a daily seasonal menu in a unique, comforting setting. Located in the bustling Pike/Pine corridor and part of a new concept of hybrid gallery spaces, we offer the culture and appeal of an art opening every night without the crushing crowds.
“Put simply, I am most interested in creating works that carry presence. Whether the imagery is narrative, abstract, simple representation, or any combination of these, form and content are given equal consideration. I use traditional materials because they remain the most immediate, most versatile, and the most personal of mediums.” - James Deitz.
Born in 1958 in Bismarck, ND, Deitz came to the University of Washington and received his MFA in 1986. Since 1983 he has exhibited regularly in the area, primarily represented by Francine Seders Gallery in Greenwood.
For the opening, the artist will be in attendance from California State University, Stanislaus, where he is an instructor.
Top: Jack of Hearts, 12x12"
Bottom: Queen of Spades, 12x12"
ART OPENING THURSDAY, August 11, 2011
(show runs through September 4, 2011)
Matt Cosby currently lives in Portland, OR, and will be showing at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery for the month of September. We have a small preview of his work that is described as having a lyrical and mathematical precision which resembles undulating bolts of patterned fabric. The works are impeccably framed in aluminum and polyurethane with industrial screws, complementing the works’ precision but contrasting with the creaminess of the paint application.
Richard Speer writes in the Willamette Week, "Matt Cosby's oil paintings are gemlike abstractions replete with sumptuous patterns and rich color. His new show, Peaks & Troughs, riffs on the motif of undulation, with swaths of rippling, fabriclike imagery swelling and ebbing as if windblown. Cosby is a formalist par excellence who can always be relied upon for delectable eye candy. In this show, he seems to be exploring more conceptual directions."
From Matt Cosby's Artist Statement: "I'm looking for a system, much like a sine wave, a mathematical construct used to predict cyles. Repetition and consistency tend to be my thing, so to intensify the grid, a smooth, repetitive oscillation was my aim in this set of artworks. With principles of math and pattern, I want to describe space and contradiction in a calculated fashion."
He is currently represented by Augen Gallery in Portland, OR.
Wednesday, 8/17/11 The Breadline. 7-10pm FREE
This August The Breadline brings you three fantasic female features-
Elaina Ellis Poet
Maria Winters Poet
Cristin Miller Musican
With open Mic to close the night out
The Breadline is a free multi-media, multi-arts performance series based in Seattle. It features artists and presenters of diverse styles, backgrounds, and flavors, performing poetry, prose, and music, and . Following the features there is an open mic. Typically the event is on the third Wednesday of each month, and goes from 7-10pm.
Thursday, 8/18/11 LA FIGA: Food and Art 7pm
Co-presented by BOOK IT NORTHWEST and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. James Beard Award-winning chef—and pleasure activist—Tiberio Simone will demonstrate his art of food on the human body August 18 at Vermillion Gallery and Bar. Along with photographer Matt Freedman, he will also be signing copies of their new book, La Figa: Visions of Food and Form (Book Publishers Network). Featuring an alluring collection of sensual photography—models wearing nothing but Tiberio Simone's edible creations, La Figa examines the relationship between food, touch, and the ingredients that make life delicious. Some edible treats are expected to be part of the pleasures this evening. Vermillion Gallery and Bar is at 1508 Eleventh Avenue (around the corner from Elliott Bay). For more information, please see www.bookitnorthwest.com.
Saturday, 8/20/11 L O V E T O N E $5
This is not your typical DJ night. We stay away from the dancy bouncy house music and have L O V E T O N E (Featuring some members and guests of DUG) play classic HEAVY FUNK, JAZZ BREAKS, RARE BOOGIE, BOOGALOO, DEEP DISCO, EARLY HIP HOP, REGGAE, FUNKY ROCK, ELECTRO.