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Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
Melinda Hurst Frye & Kara Hollenbeck (June 6 to July 18, 2017)

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Melinda Hurst Frye is a Seattle-based exhibiting artist, working in themes of implied environments and shared experiences within the still life aesthetic. Her current work, illustrating the mystery and activity of subterranean ecosystems, was featured on Humble Arts Foundation, WIREDphoto, and has been in various upcoming solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northwest region.


Melinda Hurst Frye holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is a dedicated member of the Society for Photographic Education. Hurst Frye teaches photography at the Art Institute of Seattle, holds occasional workshops and is an artist member of CORE Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Melinda talks about her art:

In the continued examination of ecosystems within our reach, Habitants is a reminder of nature's presence and cycles in our backyards. A combination of scans and photographs, the constructed tableaux present elements of a typical, residential Seattle landscape along with its inhabitants.

The images, a collection of vignettes and implied ecosystems, intend to inspire environmental stewardship of our urban and suburban spaces. 

Through wonder and slow, quiet discovery, the natural world reveals itself to the viewer. Analogous to scenes from natural history museums, flora and fauna take center stage to illustrate that we are tied to migration, evolution, and metamorphosis. Our own habitats, are also homes, nurseries, highways and graveyards for the natural world’s inhabitants.

Pinecone by Melinda Hurst Frye (photo by artist)


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Kara Hollenbeck moved to the Seattle area 15 years ago and immediately couldn’t get enough of the water and mountains. Being new to the area many early adventures were alone with a camera, pen, and paper. After returning home from backpacking and hiking she started to realize she could inspire others to embrace the wilderness with her images. Now Kara uses her camera not only to inspire others to embrace hiking and mountaineering but to also be an ally in protecting our National Parks and Forests. 

Kara is a home owner in Lynnwood and an active member of the Everett Mountaineers. She is active in scrambling and alpine climbing and shares her adventures through RougeMusings.com where she inspires others to embrace and protect the wilderness. 

Kara Hollenbeck talks about her art:

When I take a photo I try to capture an image that doesn’t just show what I see, but tells why it is an important moment. I try to show the route I climbed, the trail I walked, the water I played in. I tell the story of my adventures and how I fell in love with the wilderness. My favorite moments are when I go home and look over the images and not only reflect on my accomplishments but discover more challenging climbs or even a peak in the distance that is waiting to be conquered. I work hard to bring home vantage points of peaks people may have never seen so they might see how truly unique Washington State is. 

Anvil Rock + Beyond by Kara Hollenbeck (photo by artist)


Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-670-5000
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm. Evening hours: Mondays (except 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 5/29, 7/4, 9/4,11/23, 11/24, 12/25) and third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm.

Upcoming exhibits 2017

7/18  Kellie Moeller & Yvette Neumann 
8/29  Jan Tervonen & Matilda Kim 
10/10  Tara McDermott & Tatiana Garmendia 
11/28  Students of EdCC   



Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center
Jamie Campbell & Andy Ye (May 26 - July 1, 2017)

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Jamie Campbell, "Accepting the Fate" & Andy Ye, "Braving the Wind and the Waves" (photo credit by the artists).

Jamie speaks about herself and her art:

I love to draw, cosplay and sell my art. My favorite drawing style is anime, but I also draw realism. I use a variety of mediums in my art, such as oil, watercolor and chalk, but my favorite medium is the pen and Copic markers.

I have won numerous awards for my art, locally and internationally.  Recently, I won 1st place and honorable mention at the 2016 Washington State Fair.  I also received honorable mention at the 2016 Kenmore Art Show, and had the honor of painting a mural at Freak Alley Gallery in Boise Idaho.

I draw in many different mediums and art styles. Each of my art pieces represents a certain emotion or life experience. I use my art to send positive messages to the world.


Andy speaks about himself and his art:

I am 11 years old. My parents came from China. I’m fifth grader at Eastside Prep School. I received many awards for my artwork including at the WA Overseas Chinese Children Art Competition, China Tomorrow Education Foundation Art Contest, Children Art at the Taiwanese Compatriots Association.

I’ve loved to draw since I was very young. I learned to draw at Ms Zhang’s studio, and in 2014, I started to study to Master Long Gao in Lynnwood. These two teachers have helped build up the foundation for my painting. I’m extremely glad to be selected to exhibit here, and it’s a huge encouragement for my study of fine art in the future.



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

Upcoming exhibits 2017

7/1 Kevin Fann & Nicole Yang
8/5 Alex Zhao & Amanda Mitchell
9/9 Jasmine Zhang & Sophie Zhang
10/14 Amy Wang & Larissa Yue
11/18 Katherine Mao & Ziqi Xu


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



Artist from KAAW: Jennifer Kwon

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. This year, KAAW exhibits twice for the first time in a year and celebrates the 5th year of "Johsel Namkung Scholarship" award.




Past Exhibits

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


Artist Opportunities

If you are interested in showing your art work at any of these spaces, please email arts@lynnwoodwa.gov


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