Sixth Street Gallery \ MOSAIC Arts Alliance
Sixth Street Gallery \ MOSAIC Arts Alliance
105 W 6th St
Vancouver WA 98660 - United States of America
Welcome to Sixth Street Gallery
The SIXTH STREET GALLERY was owned and operated by MOSAIC Arts Alliance. One of their goals was to bring artists and galleries together to create an amazing art attraction. Another was to promote artists in a positive environment and to provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents. The gallery collected a smaller than average commission allowing artists more return on their work. Artists were juried into the Gallery and shown year round. Each month a different member was featured to compliment our visiting artist or group shows. The Sixth Street Galleryalso dedicated half of the gallery for individual artist and for group shows. These shows were open to any artist.
This was the Sixth Street Gallery's website.
Content is from their 2006-2007 archived pages, offering a glimpse of what this gallery was doing in this time period.
Sam MacKenzie: photography, film, & ceramics
May 30 - July 1, 2007
Artist Reception: June 1, 5:00-9:00pm
Also showing: Trans[-]Queer: a show about gender
From Straw to Gold Straw Art made by Ukrainian Children
Call To Artists
National Juried Fiber Arts Show
Exhibition Dates: August 1 - August 26
Artist Reception: August 3, 5:00-9:00pm
Deadline for Submissions: July 11, 2007
The passages in a life. Secrets. What we hold dear. Our dreams. Each of us has a story: a paradoxical blending of brightness and shadow, comedy and tragedy, and the brushstrokes of each within our life. I explore this paradox in my work, creating each piece to capture the imperfect yet somehow transcendent characteristic of being human. I design my pieces to resonate with the spirit of life, to bring absolute joy to the wearer. Nothing is perfectly precise-the work is organic, hand-formed, ancient-looking.
I grew up in the Rio Grande valley in New Mexico, amidst the confluence of three different cultures. My creations come from a deep well of images from this past, as well as images and memories I've collected on my travels around the globe. Some of the symbols I use are things that haunt me, such as the Milagros pinned on saints in hope of miracles, or the intricate, loopy curves of Gaudi's architecture in Barcelona. The archway of an adobe door. The weathering of wood, and faces, from sun. Dancing, anywhere. Through my work, I wish to reconnect each of us with our rich and varied histories, so that we better understand and appreciate the intricate web that ties us one to another. It is only by understanding our own human truth that we begin to see the real beauty in the world.
Most of my pieces are custom, one-of-a-kind or limited editions, and I work primarily in sterling, fine silver, and high-karat gold. One of my favorite processes entails the use of silver metal clay. I find that it allows me the creative freedom to sculpt and form directly with my hands, and I enjoy the visceral personality of the medium. After firing, my creation becomes solid silver or 22K gold, and I then use traditional metal smithing fabrication techniques to further sculpt and form the metal, until I am happy that my creation has its life and is ready to venture forth into the world.
I will do custom work for weddings, anniversaries, and other special events. If a ring is desired in a different size than what might immediately be available, I will create a new ring in the desired size. Likewise, if a different length of necklace or bracelet is needed, I will make the necessary adjustment. If additional material must be used to accommodate these requests, there will be a corresponding charge. I guarantee the buyer's satisfaction with my work. I do not offer refunds, but will offer credit, exchange, or repair.
NCECA 2006 SHOW
"Stability in Transition"
March 8th - 26th
Artist reception March 10th
Music by Vancouver Madrigal Singers
Featured Gallery Artists
The abstract work of DaBat is difficult to confine to a span of calendar time. Some of the paintings emerged in a single session, others through a series of takes and remakes. I really prefer that my work be experienced rather than explained which is one of the reasons why most of the titles of the paintings evoke a feeling rather than telling you what to see. I always listen to music during the process, channeling the energy, the vibe, the surreal feel onto the canvas. In other words, giving the audio sounds the power to voice their colors. The influences within my work include; love, rage, randomness, Buddism, the need for non-conformity, the dream of a different reality. Maybe it's Jesus, maybe it's jazz. One of my goals is to show the viewer that within the Darkside of Light, there is always hope. DaBat 2005