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
12/17/2012 6:30 PM
11/19/2012 6:30 PM
10/15/2012 6:30 PM
09/17/2012 6:30 PM
08/20/2012 6:30 PM
07/16/2012 6:30 PM
06/29/2012 6:00 PM
"An Artistic Journey" - Summer Commons Gallery (Sammamish City Hall) exhibition will feature the work of two accomplished Sammamish artists - Anna Macrae and Carol Ross. The viewer will find ample opportunity to create their own stories through this work. Anna’s abstract expressionistic paintings re ...
06/25/2012 6:30 PM
06/18/2012 6:30 PM
05/21/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
05/17/2012 7:00 PM
The Sammamish Arts Commission Will Celebrate 10 Years in 2013! The Sammamish Arts Commission is approaching 10 years of providing quality arts programs and events to the Sammamish community including art exhibitions, music concerts, theatre readings, senior citizen art classes, cultural events, poet ...
05/15/2012 8:00 AM
Call to Artists for the 2012 Sammamish Art Fair. Deadline for submission is May 15th, 2012.
05/14/2012 6:30 PM
05/14/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
05/07/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
05/01/2012 7:00 PM
05/01/2012 7:00 PM
04/30/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
04/23/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
04/19/2012 7:00 PM
An arresting and hilarious salute to the power of individual expresssion and the collective spirit. The Pitman Painters is a deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
04/16/2012 6:30 PM
04/16/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
04/14/2012 10:30 AM
"Haiku in the Woods" Celebrate National Poetry Month by learning to write and appreciate haiku poetry with Michael Dylan Welch, vice president of the Haiku Society of America. Please join us on April 14, 2012 for this free presentation and guided nature walk to learn haiku poetry. PowerPoint present ...
04/09/2012 10:00 AM
Sammamish Residents who are 55yrs. and up are welcome! Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., April 9th - May 21st. Printmaking class description: Explore and discover the fun of simple printmaking without a press. In this 7-week class we'll create 4 different kinds of prints... 1. Linoleum block printing ...
03/19/2012 7:00 PM
03/12/2012 6:00 PM
"Come Sit a While . . ." Sammamish Arts Commission is pleased to present the work of paper-cut artist Hannah Viano during the months of March, April and May in the City Hall Commons Gallery. The exhibit is titled Come sit a while... depicting specific sites in Sammamish and described as follows by t ...
02/27/2012 7:00 PM
02/23/2012 7:00 PM
The Sammamish Arts Commission, in partnership with artEAST is pleased to present an interactive salon with the artists from the "Tribute to Trees" exhibit now on display at Sammamish City Hall.
02/14/2012 7:30 PM
Luxuriate to the strains of Brahms as we bring you his lush, beautiful Clarinet quintet as well as other works for clarinet and strings. This will be a "traditional" Simple Measures concert, with all the thematic discussion you have come to expect. Simple Measures regular Sean Osborn will again be f ...
01/23/2012 7:00 PM
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