Member Biography



ARTIST STATEMENT

"Designs, color and motion are the elements that dance around in my head and become the heart of my work. My off-balanced arrangement of these elements without a focal point is like "off-beat phrasing in jazz music." I invite the viewer to linger awhile and "listen for the beat that is never sounded."


EXHIBITIONS

2007

  • WPW President Elect for 2007-2008
  • Continuing Work on commissioned paintings and statues for Public Art. Still to be installed is the group of eight metal figures for Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

2006

  • Isis on First, Seattle, WA Solo Show
  • Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, WPW Group Show
  • Ethnic Notions Gallery, Vallejo, CA - Solo Show, Paintings, Paper Sculptures. Premier showing of Signature Wearable Art, Two day series of lectures
  • Mentor Gallery, Paducah, KY Group Show
  • Silverdale Art Walk, Silverdale, WA - Local premier showing of Signature Wearable Art

2005

  • Solo Show, Isis on First, Seattle, WA
  • Sound Transit Artists at Columbia
    City Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Unique Gallery, WPW Show, Seattle, WA
  • Whatcom Museum of History and Art,
  • Juried Retrospective of WPW, Bellingham, WA

2004

  • Peninsula Art League Show, Gig Harbor
  • WPW Membership Show, Depot Gallery, Anacortes
  • Solo Show, Amy Burnett Gallery
  • Solo Show, Isis On First
  • Silverdale Art Walk
  • Dance Lesson, three statues of 1/4 in steel, Norm Dicks Government Center, Bremerton, WA, installed 2004.

2003

  • Group Show Galleries of Bremerton, Sidney Gallery
  • Solo Show and Artist Gala, Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • WPW Membership Show, Lakeshore Gallery, Kirkland, WA
  • Solo Show, One Thing in Common, Classic Four Gallery, Suisun, CA

2002

  • Solo "Nazaire's Dream," Isis on First Avenue, Seattle, WA
  • Show and lecture, "A Night with Augusta," Olympic College, Bremerton, WA
  • "Dancing in the off-beat Cloth," Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2001

  • Urban League Master Artist Show, Seattle, WA
  • Solo show and lecture, Inaugural Meet the Artist Forum, Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • Solo show, "Transformation through Cloth," Ethnic Notions Gallery, Vallejo, CA
  • Bricktops Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Bellevue Arts and Craft Show, Bellevue, WA
  • National Invitational "Sculptural Renditions," Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA

COMMISSIONS

  • "Come Dance With Me", Public Art Commissioned by Seattle Sound Transit. (to be installed in the Othello Triangle, Rainier Valley)
  • 2000 Commissioned by CADA, Seattle, 11'x10' black metal sculpture "A Woman's Marks". Installed in 2001
  • 2000 Commissioned by Olympic Ambulatory Surgery Center, 20 paintings


GALLERIES

  • Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • Isis on First Avenue, Seattle, WA
  • Ethnic Notions, Vallejo, CA
  • Mentor Gallery, Paducah, KY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • WPW, President, 2007
  • WPW, V.Pres/WPW Programs Chair, 2006-07
  • EDS Show Director, 2006-07
  • Lectures and Slide Presentations - "Painting with Fine Art with FW Inks" and "A Reverence of Cloth" - on going
  • Asberries' Painted Memories, Owner
  • Judge, Helen Norris Annual Art Show, Sidney Gallery, Port Orchard
  • Juror, Seattle Arts Commission, Special Projects
  • Judge, Old Town Silverdale Art Walk, on going
  • Director, Silverdale State Bank Art Venue, 2003-2004
  • Demo Artist, Daniel Smith
  • WPW, New Membership Chairperson, 2003-04

EDUCATION

  • Peralta College, Oakland, CA
  • Herrick Memorial Hospital, Nursing School

PUBLICATIONS

  • Sound Transit Newsletter 2007 Featured Artist
  • 2004 Decor Magazine

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Women Painters of Washington
  • West Sound Arts Council
  • Board Member, Old Town Silverdale Art Walk

Augusta Asberry


Detail - Flora
mixed water media - 11 x 14"


Wodaabe Treasures
Mixed Media Collage - 29"W x 37"H


Cloth of Praise
mixed watermedia on paper - 32 x 34"

Come Dance With Me
Come Dance With Me
section Three-Media 1/2 in Steel
7' x H 10' x D 2'

Wodaabe Treasures - Detail
Wodaabe Treasures-Detail
Hand made paper pouches, beads, metal

All Artwork Copyright
of the Artist.

Augusta Asberry died Sept 2007

Five Dancing Hands
Ten Dancing Hands
mixed water media 24' w x 12"H

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