Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
closed weekends and holidays
400 West Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032
(253) 856-5050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists are selected by a panel during the annual Kent Summer Art Exhibit. Applications are due in March each year.
Artists: Justin Gibbens and Graham Schodda
Exhibit Dates: Monday, November 5 – Friday, December 28, 2018
Thirty-some-odd years ago, Justin Gibbens began rendering boyhood standards: dinosaurs, creepy crawlers, and other freakish fauna. Not much has changed. Justin received his BA in painting from Central Washington University in 1998 and a Scientific Illustration Certificate from University of Washington in 2003. He is a founding member of PUNCH Projects, a central Washington artist collective. Gibbens was the recipient of a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a 2008 Artist Trust Fellowship Award. He is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland. His work has been collected by Grinnell College, Microsoft, 4Culture/King County Portable Works Collection, the City of Seattle, the City of Kent, the City of Shoreline, and the Washington State Arts Consortium. Gibbens lives in rural Thorp, Washington.
Graham Schodda was born and raised in Australia where he received a bachelor’s degree focusing on the art of human movement. After teaching high school and traveling the world, he transitioned into commercial art. In 1994, Graham co-founded a design and sculpture studio in Colorado that focused on metal sculpture and furniture. Now living in Bellingham, Graham works in varying mediums and materials, all underpinned with a lifelong commitment to re-use and sustainability. His images of fish, feathers, and birds are drawn or burnished, by hand, into the surface of the steel using a method which results in a smooth, holographic-like image.
Centennial Center Gallery
The Centennial Center Gallery is a program of the City of Kent Arts Commission with a mission to celebrate art, to provide diverse artists with exhibition opportunities, and to encourage public engagement.
The Gallery presents the work of Washington State artists in solo and small-group exhibitions, as well as an annual Summer Art Exhibit featuring an eclectic mix of work from multiple artists. Exhibitions and events are presented throughout the year, and exhibitions range in length from two to 12 weeks – all are open to the public and free of charge.
Artists apply to exhibit in the Gallery through an annual process. DEADLINE is in mid-March each year. Artwork is chosen by carefully selected panels of arts professionals, City staff, City leaders, and community representatives.