Our gallery handles the resale of quality modern and contemporary northwest and nationally recognized art: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography and smaller-edition original prints. We offer art lovers a chance to view and own early examples of the regional artists, which have rarely been seen outside the private residences where they have lived for decades. Because of this, our consignments are often pieces entering the marketplace for the first time having had only one owner. Many of the offerings were purchased by the current owner from an artist’s studio. (Prior to the early commercial gallery pioneers like Zoë Dusanne, David Hall-Coleman, Otto Seligman, and Gordon Woodside, studios were “open” to collectors and visiting an artist in order to purchase their works was a common occurance.)
We are pleased to consistently present a diverse inventory both in price and period of creation. We focus on work by the Northwest School, Northwest Mystics (a titled coined from the Life magazine article Mystic Painters of the Northwest, published September 1953).
We also have a close relationship with the family of the late master painter and collagist Paul Horiuchi. Our inventory of his work is the largest anywhere thanks to the estate and private consignors. We also offer selected contemporary works from the region and other objects of interest. We do not buy pieces outright. Consigned items are priced based on our years of experience with the local art and national print markets and auction results. We are looking for the NW works, but also any rare and unusual unique items.
Greg Kucera, (owner, Greg Kucera Gallery), Larry Yocom (owner, Gallery Frames) and Jena Scott (Director of the gallery) are pleased to offer Seattle's only gallery devoted to the resale of fine art. We will celebre our 7th Anniversary in October 2013 and we continue to receive quality consignments and broaden our client base. Seattle ArtREsource is a business venture combining fine art, antiques and some curious items that are more difficult to classify. The gallery occupies a 2,500 square foot space, built out with both 9 foot tall sheetrock walls and some exposed brick walls.
For the most part, we look for paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, and sculptures that are easily portable and are by artists with familiar Northwest names (Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, William Cumming, Michael Dailey, Richard Gilkey, Joseph Goldberg, Morris Graves, Gaylen Hansen, Paul Havas, Paul Horiuchi, William Ivey, Fay Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Alden Mason, Peter Millett, Jeffry Mitchell, Frank Okada, Roger Shimomura, Michael Spafford, Jay Steensma, Mark Tobey, George Tsutakawa, James Washington, Jr., Darren Waterston, Patti Warashina, Wes Wehr, etc).
Jena Scott is the one behind the desk every day. She brings her management experience, art knowledge, technological savvy and Northwest history to the business. Jena was the Manager for the Greg Kucera Gallery from 1993 - 2005. We were pleased when she agreed to help us launch this venture in 2006. We try to make good use of her skills and the internet in marketing the artworks at Seattle ArtREsource. Stop by to meet Jena and her official (and very friendly) greeter Milo, a Queensland Heeler. Please know that dogs are welcome in our gallery if well-mannered and –potty-trained.
THE ARTRESOURCE MISSION:
We believe that art collecting requires change as one's choices are constantly shiftingand re-shaping. And we know collecting is serendipitous enough that one should always be open to new opportunities and be aware of what's available. In the spirit of providing new prospects to both buyers and sellers, we are opening this new gallery.
Seattle ArtREsource is a resale gallery devoted to helping experienced collectors re-sell artworks and helping new collectors enter the market at attractive prices. Additionally, we will work with corporate collections, art advisors, interior designers and non-profits in selling, and hopefully buying, art work.
We have attracted artworks by artists of this region, nationally recognized artists, sculpture, paintings, prints, pottery, and interesting objet d'art. If you would be interested in consigning, please read our FAQ page. PLEASE SAVE US BOTH TIME and READ OUR FAQ PAGE! If you have material you'd like us to consider, we again ask that you FIRST read the FAQ page. If you still feel your item fits our guidelines, and is not a more "commercial" type of work, please send digital images and relevant information such as date, size, media and price to us: submission. You can get a feel for the type of work we are looking to consign by taking a moment to look at the artists in our current Inventory.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT EMAIL SUBMISSION WITHOUT IMAGES! WE ARE NOT STAFFED TO ACCEPT WALK-IN SUBMISSIONS! Due to having only one full-time employee and a large number of submissions, please expect a delay in receiving a response or decision.
Seattle ArtREsource is located at 625 First Avenue, at Cherry Street, in the Emerald City Building at the north end of the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. We are on the west/water side of 1st Ave and Cherry Street (which actually begins at the foot of our building). The space fills the full second floor and is positioned directly above Gallery Frames on the ground level. Look for our white sandwich board sign and an open door leading to the stairway. Our street level door is just to the north/right of Gallery Frames' storefront. (As with many historic buildings in the area, our space does not have elevator access.)
Parking options are either lot or street. Often you can get lucky looking on the street behind our building or on Cherry Street. If all else fails, there is a small Blue Diamond Parking lot at the south side of our building, between Gallery Frames and the Flying Shuttle/Magic Mouse building at 1st Avenue and Yesler. If that fails and try the multi-story lot directly north of our building.