Arty Party Alert! Henry Art Gallery’s Brink Bash at Filson Flagship, May 12

Posted on May 10, 2017, 4:07 pm
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The finalists for The Henry Art Gallery‘s biennial Brink Award will be gathering with art lovers and assorted revelers this Friday. The Brink Bash is a celebration of the finalists of the finalists’ accomplishments, but it’s also just a lively social event. This year, it’s happening in the stylish flagship store of Filson.

The homegrown Pacific Northwest vibe of Filson is perfect for an award for artists in the region (Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia). If you haven’t checked out the building, renovated just last year, this is a perfect opportunity. There’s plenty of room to mingle, nosh and dance to music by KEXP‘s DJ Larry Rose. Complimentary drinks and food are included with admission.

More on the award from the Henry:

Established in 2008 with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke, the award recognizes and supports young visual artists on “the brink” of outstanding professional careers.

The 2017 finalists are:

  • Jovencio de la Paz, Eugene, OR
  • Demian DinéYazhi, Portland, OR
  • Leon Finley, Seattle, WA
  • Tiziana La Melia, Vancouver, BC
  • Francesca Lohmann, Seattle, WA
  • Anne Low, Vancouver, BC
  • sidony o’neal, Portland, OR

The winner of The Brink Award receives $12,500 and a solo exhibition at The Henry Art Gallery in 2018.

Whether you are taking part in Upstream or avoiding the crowds in Pioneer Square, pop down to SoDo for an energetic celebratory evening at Filson.

Brink Bash 2017

When: Friday, May 12, from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Filson Flagship Store (1741 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134)

$15 general admission. Online tickets sales end at noon on Friday, but tickets can be purchased with cards at the door.

FREE for Henry Contemporaries and Patron members: RSVP at

Featured image by Jonathan Vanderweit, via The Henry Art Gallery

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.