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Art Exhibits

We are inviting artists to apply to our galleries for exhibits in 2020. See Artist Opportunities at the bottom of this page.


Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
Chris Buckley & Seth Sexton (July 30 - Sept 10)

The Seattle Wheel web - webChris Buckley Bio: I am a Seattle based artist. I grew up in England, and worked as a graphic designer at The Wellcome Trust, a leading London based charity. During this time period I studied art and design. After immigrating to Seattle in the late 90s, I spent my time bringing up my 4 children, teaching art in elementary schools as a volunteer, and writing and illustrating a children’s book - “Hammering Man Takes a Stroll”. When I first came to Seattle I was homesick and missed London. I slowly fell in love with the city and the Pacific North West, from its unique skyline, and yes, even its rain!  Some paintings take me back to my childhood, some express the beauty of a grey day, and some display my connection to Britain. As an artist I endeavor to paint what grabs my attention visually, and scenes that have captured my heart over the years. Please visit my website to explore my online gallery: www.chrisbuckleyart.com


Artist Statement 

My art is my visual diary reflecting all that excites me about the world around me, past and present. 

My most recent local additions to my Construct Compose Create digital art series, is a study of Alki Beach, the waterfront, a ferry trip, and the Columbia River. On a more biographical note, I have dabbled with scenes from Caernarfon, Wales, Liverpool, Tynemouth, and most recently Newcastle.

Chris Buckley, "The Seattle Wheel"


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Seth Sexton is a Seattle based multimedia artist whose current work emphasizes meticulous circle drawings. He was raised on a farm in Chimacum, Washington. He attended the University of Washington and received a BFA in painting/drawing in 2003. Having returned to Contemporary Dance practices in 2012, he continues to incorporate the rituals and patterns of agrarian society with visual and performing arts. He has showcased his collaborative multimedia choreographies and Visual Arts at Seattle based institutions such as Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Soil Gallery, King County Arts Commission, Bumbershoot and others.




Seth Sexton, "Bifurcated Light"

Artist Statement 

Seth Sexton creates meticulous pen and ink drawings that often take months to create. Central to his work are repetition and pattern and the accretion of marks into concise states of order. The images are iconic, abstract, and craft-like, reminiscent of reliquary, Moroccan tribal rugs, or aboriginal dream paintings. A symbolic roadmap from the inner workings of the body to the stars in the heavens. The artist’s relationship to the work over time allows the work to transcend into a dream-like meditation. The resulting images suggest natural and biological forms emanating elegant specificity and sacred geometry. His work explores the circuitous path between, physiology, biology, and psychology, where mental order and disorder are often at the crux.


Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-670-5000
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm. Evening hours: Mondays (except for holidays) and third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm.

Upcoming exhibits 2019 

9/10 Paws with Cause     
10/22 Meline Saftalyan & Vanessa Baird
12/3 EdCC Art Students     



Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center
Claire Yuan (Aug 3 - Sept 21)


claire_yuan_webClaire is 12 years old. We hope you enjoy her drawings.



Claire Yuan, "Pears are Cliché"


Upcoming exhibits 2019  

9/21 Kyra Li
11/16 Ally Gong

Lynnwood Rec Center, 18900 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, (425) 670-5732
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 9:30pm, Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday 9:30am - 6:30pm


Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW)
City Hall - Council Chambers Gallery


Grace kim Morning sun in the forest web

Artist from KAAW: Grace Kim

About The Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW) 

KAAW is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by local Korean Immigrants. The mission of KAAW is to encourage and support Korean American Artists in the region in the pursuit of artistic endeavor in order to enrich both personal and community life. In 1994, KAAW expanded its mission to promote and celebrate Diversity through Pacific Northwest Student Art Competition open to K-12, for all ethnic backgrounds. In 2010, KAAW celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting a special event and exhibition. From 2014, KAAW created several committees to encourage and enhance member involvement, and beginning 2015, KAAW actively supported and participated in several community events and greatly expanded its memberships with many talented artists in the WA area. KAAW celebrates giving over 5 "Johsel Namkung Scholarship" awards.




Past Exhibits

Check out some of the artists that have shown in our galleries.


Artist Opportunities

Our galleries are accepting applications for exhibits in 2020. City Hall is for artists of all ages. Rec Center Gallery is for young artists under 18. Deadline is September 30, 2019.

2020_CityHallArtGallery_Application.doc (WORD Format. A copy will download)
2020_CityHallArtGallery_Application.pdf (PDF)

2020_RecCenterArtGallery_Application.doc (WORD Format. A copy will download)
2020_RecCenterArtGallery_Application.pdf (PDF)



McKenna Ihde, "Barn Owl"
McKenna Ihde, "Barn Owl"