The Window Art Project
MadArt, in their inaugural exhibition, brings 19 artists to 18 businesses around the Madison Park area. The exhibit goes up on September 12 and is up through October 4, 2009.
MadArt’s mission includes placing sculpture, painting, and mixed media in the windows of businesses and shops in our neighborhood communities. Noting that art is most often found in prescribed places, MadArt seeks to provide the joy of discovering art in new ways. The artwork in Madison Park is for sale, however, MadArt strives for a high quality exhibition, and hopes to stop viewers in their tracks and offer them a chance to discover art.
Claude Andrew, Stephanie Ashby, Zack and Gala Bent, Evan Blackwell, Tamara Codor, Tim Cross, Stephen Rock and Nichole Dement, Cristin Ford, Julia Freeman, Ben Hirschkoff, Cameron Anne Mason, Jen T. Mills, Larry Naylor, George Rodriguez, Laura Ward, Kinu Watanabe, and Ellen Ziegler.
For more information on The Window Art Project and for a list of participating Madison Park merchants, please visit the artist’s website.
Slideshow photos by Bryan Ohno
The inspiration for MadArt came to founder Alison Wyckoff Milliman while she was living in Melbourne, Australia. In 2005, her family took a sabbatical year, which for Alison, was filled with travel and the joy of searching for art. The Street Art and Stencil Art scenes in Melbourne particularly impressed her. But it was the unexpectedness of seeing art in the windows of Toorak Village shops that formed the basis of MadArt’s Madison Park show. Noting that the art was not for display purposes, but there for its own sake, she began to envision a Seattle neighborhood show that specifically supports emerging artists.