Lisa Myers Bulmash

Artwork purchase: and the new owner is...

I can give my crossed fingers a rest now: “Relatively Progressive” now belongs to the city of Shoreline!

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The city will add my collage to its permanent art collection! In addition to my work centering the civil rights leader Edwin Pratt, Shoreline acquired two other pieces from the “Living the Dream” exhibit: Kemba Opio’s “Sunday Living”…

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… and “A Brighter Tomorrow” by Vincent Keele.

Vincent Keele with Sarah Haycox, who helped name a Shoreline early education center after Edwin Pratt

Vincent Keele with Sarah Haycox, who helped name a Shoreline early education center after Edwin Pratt

I’m so thrilled to have created a collage that speaks to the African American presence in Shoreline, as well as the city’s present-day reckoning with its past. Public art coordinator and curator David Francis and I have had some illuminating conversations in that regard. And I’m grateful to the Black Heritage Society of Washington, which holds the original image of Edwin Pratt I used in “Relatively Progressive.”

Art exhibit: "One Nation..." heads to Texas

East Texans (and west Louisianans): I’m headed your way, y’all!

Ledbetter Gallery, Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

Ledbetter Gallery, Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

More specifically, one of my collages will represent me at the Texas National 2019 art exhibit, in the Cole Art Center. They’ve accepted “One Nation, Under Reconstruction” into the show, which opens April 13th.

“One Nation, Under Reconstruction,” 2017, by Lisa Myers Bulmash

“One Nation, Under Reconstruction,” 2017, by Lisa Myers Bulmash

Juror Michelle White, senior curator at The Menil Collection, chose only 51 works out of a thousand entries, so I’m immensely grateful to be included in this show. Looks like my “Made You Look” tactic won me a spot on the wall!

Reavley Gallery at Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

Reavley Gallery at Cole Art Center. Photo credit: SFASU School of Art

If you’re within shouting distance of Nacogdoches, Texas — say, Houston or Shreveport — this is your chance to soak up the art in person. Be sure to take photos and post them to your social so I can see you with the art!

Liberty Bank Building: be the first in the door

Remember field trip days when you were a kid? That break from the norm to go on an adventure?

Curator Esther Ervin (wearing hat) leads Redmond,WA students on a Liberty Bank Bldg art tour. Credit: Jackie Peterson

Curator Esther Ervin (wearing hat) leads Redmond,WA students on a Liberty Bank Bldg art tour. Credit: Jackie Peterson

You can recapture that feeling at the grand opening of the Liberty Bank Building apartments — it’s only 22 days away! Details:

The event is free, kid-friendly, and open to the public, so I’m planning on arriving early. I may have said this before, but it bears repeating: unless a resident invites you to visit at a later date, this is your last and only chance to see the art in person. Mark your calendars!