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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. With extensive experience within the design world, including working as [...]

Orange
Orange

Our goal at Orange remains simple; to create cool stuff.  We’ve set ourselves up as a design and construction company because we feel the two disciplines are so integrated they shouldn’t be approached separately.  Kris Wallace and Jake Gundersen started the company in 2007.  Orange has since matured into a full fledged collective of designers [...]

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 [...]

Greater Than Four
Greater Than Four

We are Greater Than Four, a collective of designers who explore free of constraints. Our studio consists of rock, paper, scissors, wood, fabric and cookies. We believe in learning through making and that making makes us Greater Than. www.greaterthanfour.com

Eugenie Fontana
Eugenie Fontana

Originally from Southern California, Eugenie has always enjoyed being in the creative world. From her first play in pre-school, being the lead singer of a band, to establishing a design studio, the arts never seem to stop calling her name. After receiving her BA in Theatre Arts from University of California, Irvine, she Co-founded a forward thinking design [...]

Eugenia Pardue
Eugenia Pardue

In my painting there is a sense of abundance, rooted in the luxuriance of nature. As a child I frolicked in the natural world, camping in the forests, swimming in Santa Cruz, and running around my family’s 80-acre farm in Minnesota. I spent my early adult years in New Orleans and Miami, sultry sub-tropical cities [...]

Homeschool Snowboarding
Homeschool Snowboarding

We started this company with one goal in mind, making the best technical outerwear out there. Quality and durability are first and foremost. It has to work here in the great Northwest under some of the gnarliest conditions imaginable. From freezing fog, to waist deep pow to the good ol’ pissing rain. If it works [...]

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 [...]

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

Camas Snakechurch
Camas Snakechurch

Camas Snakechurch was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He is a painter, illustrator, printmaker, and scrimshander. One of his current projects, Crime and Punishment in Pictures, can be seen at: everypageofcrimeandpunishment.blogspot.com. More of his work can be seen at: snakechurch.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 [...]

Scott Erwert
Scott Erwert

Recently planted in the fertile grounds of the North Coast Seed Studios, Scott Erwert is enjoying new artistic growth. His influences have a range from early American jazz culture to the topography of urban development bordered by wilderness. Scott is a student of the modern masters as well as his current compatriots. Scott has exhibited [...]