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’57 Biscayne featured on Seattle Growth Podcast: Building Community

Last month Seattle Growth Podcast host Jeffrey D. Shulman chatted with ’57 Biscayne proprietrix Jane Richlovsky about how people find and build community in a changing city. There are two interviews in the episode; the first one is about New Tech Northwest, a community-building project of techies, which contains some ideas that people in the arts could benefit from, but if you want to skip to the ’57 Biscayne part, it starts at 33:44.

Jane was a guest on the show a few years ago, too, along with Good Arts partners Ali Ghambari and Greg Smith. They described how they came together from very different perspectives to create the wonder that is the Good Arts Building (and preserve the wonder that is ’57 Biscayne). Jeff had interviewed them separately and used the interview with Greg in one episode about real estate. He was about to scrap the rest, when the 2016 election happened. He felt like he really, really needed a heart-warming story of people setting aside their differences to work together to do good in the world—that’s us!—so he produced a Very Special Episode out of the outtakes.

’57 Biscayne artists Henrietta’s Eye featured on KING 5 Evening Magazine! Yippee!

Studio share for rent

A photographer who occupies a two-room studio on the second floor is looking for another artist to rent one of the rooms. His darkroom is in the inner room; the room for rent is larger and opens to the hall. He needs to walk through it to get to his darkroom, but otherwise that space would be all yours. (This studio has worked out well as a share in the past.)

The total space is 368 square feet. The share for rent is 210 square feet, for $335/month. There are no outside windows, but there’s a window to the hall, and room is well-lit with high-quality track and fluorescent lighting. You can customize the space within reason.

Rent includes utilities; use of common areas including gallery, kitchenette, and utility sinks; and wifi. 24 hour access/no live in. Start date is flexible.

If you are interested, please contact John.

Holiday fun (and cool stuff to buy) at ’57 Biscayne

Looking for unique holiday gifts – a one-of-a-kind present for that special someone or hard-to-shop-for friend?

We’ve got you covered! The artists of ’57 Biscayne will open our doors for the annual Holiday Extravaganza on

Thursday, December 6

5:30-9 PM

Shop local for handmade jewelry, paintings, prints, tintype photos, ornaments, hats and handbags, much of it made on site– like Santa’s elves, only for adults. Two floors of holiday goodies, plus, on the first floor of the building are more art studios, H Bailey vintage menswear boutique, our new neighbor Bad Bishop Bar if you need some holiday cheer after all that shopping.

Visitors can peruse open studios of resident artists, including Peggy Foy, Jeanie Lewis, Eric Eschenbach, Lindsay Peyton, Liz Ewings, Chelsea Bird Hoard, Richard Graham, Hilary Burnett, Elissa Buchalter, Anastasia Agafanova, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin, Sh’Kala Warren, Lin-Lin Mao, Ieva Ansaberga, photographers Libby Bulloff and Stephen Robinson of Henrietta’s Eye, and Mari Nelson and Misbah Rehman of M&M Jewelry Studio.

Guest vendors will also be on site, like haberdasher Kelly Christy, calendars and prints by Julia Y Illustrations, gift wrap and cards by Megan Noller Holt, and jewelers Stenhouse Studio, Tegan Wallace Design, Samantha Slater Studio, La Objeteria Jewelry and Porpe Artifacts.

Many of the artists will also be part of Pioneer Square’s Holiday Hooky Hour on December 14th.

Jewelry from the Symbols collection by Porpe Artifact

Jewelry by Samatha Slater Studio

Gift wrap, cards, and prints by Megan Noller Holt

La Objeteria Jewelry presents feminine and whimsical jewelry designed with a modern industrial-design aesthetic

A second chance at some fabulous (& affordable!) art

A lot of art flew off the walls on First Thursday, but the fifth annual 100 under $100 (plus the Sweet Suite 300) show will be up through the month. There is still a bunch of great work here looking for a home. We’ll be hosting a more intimate affair to give our friends in the arts, and of course our loyal fans, a chance to see the show in a more leisurely setting. With cocktails, naturally.

Wednesday, October 24

5-7 PM

Industry night at ’57 Biscayne

Artists from the studios, artists from the show (and the intersection set of the those two groups), will be on hand to hobnob and perhaps open a studio or two for a peek. When you get tired of the rarefied atmosphere up here on the arty second and third floors, you can descend via the secret stairwell for the grand opening of Bad Bishop Bar, our newest neighbor in the Good Arts Building.

Some happy collectors on opening night

Birds: can’t keep ’em in stock

This beauty by Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario is still available.

As is this watercolor by Julie Kim

Opening night with artists Amy Nikaitani & Michelle Kumata

You can see this tin construction by Nia Michaels on the third floor.

100 under $100 and the Sweet Suite 300: October 4 Open House

Mark your calendars for the fifth—yes 5th!—annual 100 under $100 plus, to celebrate our recent expansion to the formerly corporate third floor, we’re also exhibiting an additional selection of works priced under $300. (On the third floor, Suite 300, get it?) As always, collectors get to take their art goodies off the wall and home that night. We’ll have over a hundred works of art priced to sell, by the artists of ’57 Biscayne and their guests, including drawings, tiny paintings, tintypes, photos, prints; collages of paper, reconstructed tin, fiber, and plenty of surprises by established and newer artists. Plus the debut of three new installations by resident artists Savina Mason and LinLin Mao, two floors of open studios, and live music by our favorite pianist and songster, Victor Janusz.

First Thursday, October 4, 2018

5:30-9 PM

Small private studio with sink

Our gorgeous, light-filled new third floor has just one space still available. All spaces are work-only, 24/7 access; rents include utilities, wifi, and use of shared kitchenette, bathroom, lobby, and display spaces.

Studio 311

A former kitchen, this space has a sink and loads of cupboards. The current kitchen sink could be replaced by something more industrial or specific to your medium. There is no window to the outside, but light filters in through the glass door, and there are lovely, spacious common areas in which to take breaks, including one with a gorgeous skylight. There is working HVAC, and the potential to add more robust ventilation if required. 175 square feet; $400/month

To make an appointment or ask a question, contact jane@janerichlovsky.com

The most adorable studio ever

UPDATE: Adorable goes fast. This space is rented.  To be informed of future openings, please join our mailing list (form on sidebar).

. . . is available September 1!

170-square foot L-shape, with variable ceiling height, operable south-facing windows, a transom for ventilation, fir floors, a combination of track and can lighting, and loads of charm. It was carved out of our lobby shortly after Good Arts bought the building, and it has its own separate entrance and a large window facing the stairwell, which gives it possibilities as a retail space as well as a workspace. It could be great for a jeweler or designer who works small, but the big wall is great for display or for working vertically. $425 monthly rent is inclusive of utilities. Contact Jane to find out more and take a tour.

Windows look onto Cherry Street. Yes, they open.

This is the view as you walk into the space. The tall pitched ceiling above you is the bottom of the staircase.

Cute built-in bench seat looks out the windows. (Could also be made into a desk or work table.)

View of Monkey Puzzle and other fab lobby art. Opportunities to add your own.

Stay at ’57 Biscayne!

The Salon Rue de Cerise is open for business! There is now a lovely little getaway for visitors to Pioneer Square, a private suite tucked in amongst working artists’ studios. It even has its own exclusive art show, of affordable works by local artists, hung salon style (natch). All the art, and even the lamps, are for sale via an easy secure webpage, accessible to guests.

Best of all, the proceeds from the rentals will help keep all the spaces at the Good Arts Building affordable to artists and other creative enterprises.

The name is an homage to 27 Rue de Fleurus, where Gertrude Stein collected art and artists, supporting as-yet-unknown painters and fostering conversations at her weekly salons.  We hope to inspire visitors to do the same.

For booking information, go here.

WALL O’ ART!

Studio for rent

In addition to 311, available now, we also have a sweet space on the second floor coming up for rent September 1st.  Suite 204 consists of two adjoining rooms, which could be a great fit for someone who wants to separate the business from the messier, making aspects of their work. Or for two artists who want to share. It’s spacious (400 square feet total) with lovely windows and a utility sink right outside the door. The ceilings are about 12-1/2 feet tall and the floors are nice, worn, unpainted fir (which you are allowed to get paint on). Rent is $810 per month and includes utilities, NNN, wifi, and use of fabulous common areas.

For more info or to schedule an appointment, contact Jane.