Arts Commission

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mission statement

Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity and unique character.

Guiding Principles

Artistic excellence: We strive for artistic excellence by showcasing high caliber local, regional and national artistic programming that reflects the city’s vision.

Accessibility: We engage deeply and widely with all segments of city, striving to reach all members of the community and create an avenue for artists to bring their creativity to the public.

Collaboration: We are committed to creating alliances and partnerships within and outside Sammamish to promote artistic excellence and accessibility. We work collaboratively with various state, regional and local agencies to enhance the effectiveness of the arts commission.

Community Design: We focus our efforts to nurture and build ‘creative capital’ locally, including taking necessary risks, to realize the impacts of the arts in fostering a vibrant social economy.

Diversity: We value diversity in artistic expressions and strive to promote arts as a universal language that binds people from different backgrounds and breathes life into our communities.

Leadership

  • Barbara Jirsa, Arts Commissioner, Position #1 (term ends 1/31/2021)
  • Jillian Born, Vice Chair, #2 (term ends 1/31/2021)
  • VACANT, Arts Commissioner, Position #3 (term ends 1/31/2021)
  • Margaret Rosenow, Arts Commissioner, Position #4 (term ends 1/31/2022)
  • Claradell Shedd, Arts Commissioner, #5 (term ends 1/31/2023)
  • Ashley Arrington, Chair, Position #6 (term ends 1/31/2023)
  • Janet Hild, Arts Commissioner, Position #7 (term ends 1/31/2024)
  • Sudeshna Dixit, Arts Commissioner, Position #8 (term ends 1/31/2024)
  • Sandra Pearce,  Arts Commissioner, Position #9 (term ends 1/31/2024)

 

The Sammamish Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promotion and facilitation of public art in the community.

Events

Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes
12/20/2010 6:30 PM
11/17/2010 6:00 PM
Please join the Sammamish Art Commission along with Artist Ellin Larimer's Ellin Larimer daughter Barbara Larimer for a reception to welcome in the Pajama Party Art Exhibit. The reception will be held on Wednesday, November 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Sammamish Commons. This exhibit will run f ...
11/15/2010 6:30 PM
10/28/2010 7:00 PM
Jet City Improv The Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture are sponsoring Jet City Improv http://www.jetcityimprov.com for one night only! Fast-paced, funny and suitable for all ages, Jet City Improv improvises scenes, games and musical numbers based on suggestions provided by the audience. This gre ...
10/25/2010 7:00 PM
Each of my paintings is a window to a fantasy, a long daydream, and the time I spend making them is time spent in that fantasy. So you may see me in my studio and think to yourself "She's working". But really, I'm not there. I've gone some place wild and free, where nature has taken over and where p ...
10/18/2010 6:30 PM
10/11/2010 8:30 AM
Monday, October 11, 2010-Friday, November 12, 2010 From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Artists Statement: Each of my paintings is a window to a fantasy, a long daydream, and the time I spend making them is time spent in that fantasy. So you may see me in my studio and think to yourself "She's working" ...
10/10/2010 3:00 PM
Mrs. Periwinkle (Jennifer Carroll) takes the children on an adventure featuring Possum, King Froggy Wartingham III, and a Wishing Well. Soft, charming puppets and a craft activity (children make a paper dragonfly puppet).
10/10/2010 1:30 PM
From England to Japan to Mexico, Jennifer tells about her adventures in each country. She dresses in costume and teaches a dance from each country. Some children will be invited to join in the frist two dances and everyone dances in the last dance!
10/09/2010 3:00 PM
Former artist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wendy Wahman has turned her talents to writing and illustrating picture books. "Don't Lick the Dog...Making Friends with Dogs" is a humorous how-to manual showing kids the best ways to interact with unfamiliar dogs, along with helpful tips about all ...
10/09/2010 1:30 PM
A new twist on an old tale "The Prince of the Pond": otherwise known as "De Fawg Pin" a charming story of a prince in frog's clothing. The victim of a witch's curse, De Fawg Pin tries his best to adapt his human sensibilities to an amphibious world, and the outcome is truly hilarious.
10/09/2010 10:00 AM
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10/07/2010 7:00 PM
A seminal Amercian story about judgment, hypocrisy and the nature of family. FRONT PORCH THEATER 411: Do I have to read? No – you don’t have to do anything, you can participate in any way you are comfortable with. What does it mean to be a Reader? Readers will interpret a character by reading aloud ...
09/23/2010 7:00 PM
Screening of "Wounded Healers" a 35-minute documentary filmed on location in Rwanda in 2009 by Sammamish residents Mark Stendal(editor) and his daughter Skyline Junior Samantha Stendal (PA and still photographer). This film chronicles the extraordinary personal stories of 5 Rwandans and their post-g ...
09/20/2010 6:30 PM
09/15/2010 6:00 PM
08/28/2010 9:00 AM
The Sammamish Arts Commission will be holding auditions for local performing artists. Friday, August 27th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 28th 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sammamish Commons in the Council Chambers. Selected artsists will be included in a roster that will be used by the Sammamish Arts C ...
08/27/2010 6:00 PM
The Sammamish Arts Commission will be holding auditions for local performing artists. Friday, August 27th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 28th 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sammamish Commons in the Council Chambers. Selected artsists will be included in a roster that will be used by the Sammamish Arts C ...
08/16/2010 6:30 PM
07/19/2010 6:30 PM
06/21/2010 6:30 PM
06/14/2010 6:00 PM
The Sammamish Art Commission is honored to display 5 historical flags on loan from City of Sammamish Senior Planner Rob Garwood in an exhibit titled “The Stars and Stripes of the 20th Century” between June 14th and September 3rd There are five flags, ranging in size from 3 x 5 feet - 12 x 9 feet. On ...
05/17/2010 6:30 PM
04/20/2010 7:30 PM
The Sammamish Arts Commission is pleased to sponsor a free concert presented by Simple Measures classical chamber music group on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm at Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 NE Inglewood Hill Road, Sammamish. Admission is free. Space is limited. Taking the power of musi ...
04/19/2010 6:30 PM
04/07/2010 6:00 PM
03/15/2010 6:30 PM
02/22/2010 6:30 PM
02/07/2010 11:00 AM
01/25/2010 6:30 PM
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