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2011 Open Studios, Saturday, June 11th 4-10pm
2011 Open Studios, Saturday, June 11th 4-10pm

Its our annual open house event!  Last years is still being talked about, and was one of most dynamic and memorable open studios in many years according to our tenants and visitors.  This year we began planning the event months earlier than last year and we have an additional building a block away filled with […]

2010 Open House Photos
2010 Open House Photos

We estimated over 300 people journeyed through our hallways over the 4 hours last year. Everyone looked to be in good spirits and thoroughly enjoyed to see a glimpse into the creative process.  Some of the units even had their own bands.  Ken Unkeles, owner of the Seed building who’s contribution and passion for these […]

Blaine Fontana
Blaine Fontana

Blaine Fontana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Imbuing his vision with the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, his works contain a kind of shamanic exploration of meaning that recognizes the totemic quality and power of the image. Fontana’s work displays a virtuosic understanding of sign & simulacra […]

rhiza A+D
rhiza A+D

rhiza A+D has forged a practice that has its foundations set firmly and equally in the realms of architecture and public art. Our studio reflects this stance clearly, one part shop and one part drawing space. Our members are equally suited to making as they are to planning and managing. We have extensive experience guiding […]

AJ Fosik
AJ Fosik

“Fosik’s feral creations take the shape of fantastic beings that communicate a subversive, anti-religious commentary through the depiction of hyperbolized fictional gods. Nameless, assigned no specific meanings or powers, beholden to no formal faith—real or contrived—Fosik’s idols are not meant to contribute to some grand theological narrative of the artist’s design. They are masterfully made beautiful objects […]

David Rice
David Rice

The work of David Rice focuses on the themes of nature and its personifying characteristics.  Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, he has a special connection with the outdoors.  David uses the natural landscape and its inhabitants as his primary subject matter.   Melding together an organic style with graphic overlays, his style combines a […]

Brin Levinson
Brin Levinson

Brin Levinson grew up in Northern Vermont and moved west in 1997. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, graduating from the character animation program in 2001. After moving to Portland Oregon, focus shifted to painting and illustration. Eventually urban landscapes became the subject of his art. A “new place” has emerged in his work […]

Wolf Child
Wolf Child

Wolf Child was created in 2013 by Sabrina Concertina, former owner and illustrator for graphic tee label Poppy & Moe. Sabrina started illustrating and printing out of the desire to create beautiful and wearable art tees. Inspired by music, art, and nature, she strives to translate all that is beautiful and magical in to a […]

Souther Salazar
Souther Salazar

Souther Salazar was born in 1978 in Hayward, CA. In the early 1990s, as a teenager in rural Oakdale, Salazar made photocopied cut-and-paste mini-comics and ‘zines. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he moved to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for ten years before re-locating to Portland OR, where […]

Scrappers
Scrappers

Scrappers I was born in the deep northern woods of Vancouver Island in Canada, but grew up in the suburban sprawl of southern California. Now I stand firmly rooted between those two extremes in Portland, Oregon. I’d rather be adventuring in the creative outdoors with my son Camper, but most of the time you’ll find me […]

Stephanie Buer
Stephanie Buer

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie Buer has an intimate appreciation of urban desolation and a love for the once prosperous buildings that have been abandoned to time and the elements. Her works in both oil and charcoal capture with photo-like detail the layers of gritty history that accumulate as these places succumb to the […]

Kenneth Benjamin Reed
Kenneth Benjamin Reed

Using principles of lighting and composition from classic paintings and early photography, commercial photographer Kenneth Benjamin Reed has a knack for teasing fantastic images out of any situation. He shoots studio and environmental portraiture, weddings and events, editorial/advertising assignments and a whole lot more. He’s also an energetic instructor with a passion for helping people […]

Eugenia Pardue
Eugenia Pardue

A professional artist for over twenty years, Eugenia Pardue has showed her work internationally and been collected by numerous corporations and individuals. Her exhibition career includes dozens of solo and group exhibitions. In 2012 Eugenia was awarded “Grand Prize” in the Center on Contemporary Art Northwest Annual in Seattle, WA, an exhibition of comprehensive survey […]

Doug Davidovich
Doug Davidovich

My paintings involve the aesthetic, utilitarian and structural use of wood grain patterns in modern architecture, interiors, and urban industrial environments. Directly brushed to paper or panel, the faux bois forms interact with color and structure; creating stylized images influenced by mid-century and modernist designs of the fifties, sixties and seventies. Wood has a lot […]

James Halvorson
James Halvorson

James Halvorson is a native of the High Plains region in North America. Raised in the Western Dakotas, he received his BFA in Painting from the University of South Dakota in 1998. His mixed media work integrates disparate cultural residue for ontological investigation of humanity’s acts, and its remnants as their effects persist. His process […]

Matt Linares
Matt Linares

Originally from Southern California, Matt Linares is a pop surrealist artist currently residing in Portland, OR. Matt attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco before relocating to the Pacific Northwest with his wife in 2010.  His acrylic paintings feature sci-fi/fantasy themes and express the inescapable bond between the organic and the mechanical.  His depictions […]

Carola Penn
Carola Penn

Carola Penn is originally from California and has been making art in Portland since locating here in 1970. She has painting degrees from UC Berkeley and Pacific Northwest College of Art and has shown work at the Mark Woolley Gallery, Laura Russo and at several colleges. She says that the work is always an exploration […]

Erik Geschke
Erik Geschke

Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Venues include the UCLA Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles, CA; ZieherSmith Gallery and Knoedler & Company in New York, NY; The Navy Pier in Chicago, IL; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Aldrich, CT; Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA; Seattle […]

Trish Nickell
Trish Nickell

I am an observer…views outside of a window, people, nature. The primary attraction for my compositional choices is color. I isolate details of a scene with photographs and sketches—from these my paintings begin. Nature can be a sanctuary—a place for meditation and renewal—a palette of images that may seem ordinary and often go unnoticed. As […]

David Szafranski
David Szafranski

www.davidszafranski.com

Nicholas Knapton
Nicholas Knapton

After graduating from Portland State University in 1994 with a degree in painting, printmaking and drawing Nicholas Knapton moved to Berlin, Germany to participate in the thriving and vibrant art scene taking place in one of the world’s capitals of art. Returning in 2003 to pursue a career of painting in the Northwest lead him […]

Nao Ceramics
Nao Ceramics

Nao has been in the North Coast Seed Builing since 1995 and has been creating original decorative ceramics, fusing glass, and painting. www.tajirinao-mylifeinamerica.blogspot.com

David Cordes
David Cordes

I am a professor of organic chemistry at Pacific University, a small liberal arts college located in Forest Grove, Oregon.   While I love to teach and do research with students, I have also come to enjoy exploring chemistry and science through painting.  In these paintings, I record impressions of chemical and scientific history.  I started […]

Alexandria Oesch
Alexandria Oesch

Gratitude. Humility. Generosity. Compassion. Authenticity. Levity. Alexandria Oesch uses the canvas as a vehicle to express her philosophy of life. Nothing worth having comes easy, there are no shortcuts. Countless canvasses are painted and painted over again in a pursuit to capture and articulate what is in her head and heart. For Alex, painting is […]