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LODESTAR 2nd Opening @ Schack 10/15!

Sending our very best wishes as we collectively navigate new waters and unexpected storms literally and metaphorically.  These are curious and difficult times!  If you need an escape, let us tell you what we have been up to:

We have been busy!  Working through Spring and Summer to launch our solo installation/exhibition in Schack Art Center’s beautiful 1000 + sq. ft. exhibition space with 16 detailed sculptures including image, glass and steel fully engaged our senses and now, after four days of installation, our show is on, having opened last Thursday with the Harvest Moon.  

We have added a second opening on Sunday, October 15, 2 – 5, and will host a walk-thru/discussion beginning @ 3.  Contemplating our minimal use of color in these works and backing several with the color of midnight, we have stories & discoveries to share.  And we invite your discoveries as you experience this unique installation that includes revisits to our earliest collaborative efforts and our latest work with image in blown glass.

No RSVP necessary … hope to see you and please spread the word!

PS.  You can access our Artist Statement for Lodestar here

Pohlman Knowles’ Summer Shows

Bodies + Beings

Abmeyer + Wood
Thursday, July 2 – August 21
Reception:  Thursday, July 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

We are pleased to announce that we are participating in this group exhibition along with the following artists:

William Morris
Ross Richmond
Patti Warashina
Richard Notkin
Adrian Arleo
Margaret Keelan
Calvin Ma
Erika Sanada
Jason Walker
Christopher David White
Jacob Foran
Cynthia Consentio

Abmeyer + Wood was founded in 2012 by Jonathan Wood, former employee of Friesen Gallery of the same location, 1210 Second Avenue, just behind New Archetypes, the towering stainless steel columns created in 1990 by Anne and Patrick Poirier. Abmeyer + Wood strives to bring the best in contemporary arts to the Pacific Northwest through a roster of nationally recognized artists from the region and beyond.

Stainless columns

New Archetypes by Anne and Patrick Poirier, 1990 on Seattle’s Second Avenue

Wunderkammer:  Artifacts, False Memories and Projections

Foss Waterway Seaport
Maritime Museum
Thursday, July 16 (evening reception) – August 29
Opening at Maritime Fest:
Saturday, July 18 (10-6); Sunday, July 19 (10-5)

“Wunderkammer: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections”,  curated by Lisa Kinoshita of Tacoma’s Moss + Mineral, is a contemporary exhibit inspired by the wunderkammers (cabinets of curiosity) first filled by early European voyagers, that expanded knowledge of the known world.

The goal of this show is to stimulate the viewer’s imagination in a direct way that is unusual in the Google age (but more usual during the Renaissance) through sculpture or mixed media work that forces the viewer to consider its authenticity, and/or reason for being.

This exhibition will be installed in the Seaport’s historic and inspiring Balfour Dock Building, renovated in 2014 by Olson Kundig Architects.


Foss Waterway Seaport’s historic Balfour Building



Piece Gallery

122 East Meadow Drive
Vail, Colorado 81657

It was not easy to say goodbye to one of the most outstanding art dealers we have worked with but we are wishing Sandy Sardella a most enjoyable retirement after dedicating 25 years to handling glass artwork in three Colorado locations under Pismo Galleries.  We miss her more than we can say.

But!  The exciting news is that Eva Pobjecka, director of the Vail location, has reopened the gallery under the name Piece Gallery and she will be showing our work.  Her website will be available soon; we will keep you posted!


That’s all and Happy Summer!

Jite Agbro Benefit at Pohlman Knowles Studio

We are excited to announce
40 Dresses Celebration & Going Away Benefit 
September 8th & 9th
1 p.m. — 5 p.m.
for our friend and colleague, Jite Agbro.
She is embarking on quite a journey and we, with all of you,
wish her an exciting and fruitful adventure.
We hope to see you all in September!
Here is what Jite has to say:
Hi all you lovely people,
For those who don’t know already I will soon be disappearing for a good length of time.
Starting grad school!
Starting this Fall, I’ll be in grad school in the UW Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)program. What is human centered design? Well blab explains it as a more promising and enduring approach is to model users’ natural behavior to begin with so that interfaces can be designed that are more intuitive, easier to learn, and freer of performance error. For me, this means I will be knee deep in programming languages and experimental research techniques, and by this time next summer, I hope to gain the knowledge and skills to do something cool like create mobile learning devices for people in developing nations who don’t have access to schools.
40 Dresses Celebration & Going Away Benefit 
Saturday, September 8, 1:00pm -5:00pm
Sunday September 9th 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Of course grad school is expensive so I’m having a benefit party to help purchase much needed things for school like a new computer, software, and books. I have designed and created 40 dresses (that will be for sale) about pivotal moments in the last year that brought me to this program and career change.  This is also a going away party so even if you aren’t buying a dress, please come so I can see you before I find myself drowning in a sea of homework.

LOCATION:  Pohlman Knowles Studio in West Seattle:   3824 SW Morgan Street, Seattle, WA 98126
IMPORTANT:  Be sure to access West Seattle via the West Seattle Bridge (from I-5 or 99) if you are not familiar with the detours necessary from south Seattle avenues!

The Collective Body: Laser cut on wax paper 2012 35" x27"

SAM Gallery opening reception – Thursday, September 13, 5-7 pm

I have several large new works at the SAM Gallery exhibition Digital Connections. Please drop by and say hello before I disappear into my new student life!

I want to thank all of you for your constant encouragement in getting me to this point. As you can imagine, this is a major deal for me, so I’ve come to you as my most valuable supporters, to help me make the best start of this new venture. Please save these dates and look for more details soon!

With sincere gratitude,

Jite Agbro






Pohlman Knowles Studio New Website!

Hello!  We are so happy to share with you our new website!  For those of you familiar with our old site you can access it in ARCHIVES.

We’re working very hard on our solo show with Duane Reed Gallery opening May 18th.  This is a BIG YEAR for the American Glass movement:  it is celebrating 50 years!  And we are happy to say that we have been active in the movement for half of its life, designing, creating and innovating.  There are shows of glasswork all over the country so check out the opportunities to enjoy the work in your town.  We’ve very proud of our pioneers and colleagues and especially pleased to see so many young women active in the hotshop today.

And speaking of shows, there are a couple local shows we’d like to mention:

“Hide and Seek” at Tacoma Art Museum is a definite must see.  TAM is the only place in the Northwest showing this traveling exhibit and it is showing it in it’s entirety –  uncensored.  For those of you unaware, this show opened in 2010 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2010, where controversy erupted over David Wojnarowicz’s video, “A Fire in My Belly.”  The Smithsonian withdrew the piece after protesters deemed it “anti-Christian.”

 “Making Mends” at the Bellevue Arts Museum, curated by Nora Atkinson, is another definite must!  Focusing not on brokenness, but on the sense of hope and perseverance, the exhibiting artists come to terms with traumatic experiences through the act of creation. What is produced in response is honest, compelling, sometimes humorous, and a departure point to investigate what it is that drives the human spirit and our own path to healing.

OK then!  We’re signing off to get back to work.  Hope you enjoy this new site!

We welcome all feedback!

Jenny & Sabrina

Women on Top, March 31 – May 1, Ken Saunders Gallery

For 50 years, women have been critical to the development of the Studio Glass movement. The women in this exhibition have made aesthetic, technical and critical contributions that have been essential to the expanded role that glass plays in contemporary art. This survey contains a mixture of new and old work and is intended to give the viewer an overview of the unique voice women bring to their creative endeavors.

Ken and the staff of Ken Saunders Gallery invite you to the opening of  Women on Top, to be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 31, at 10:00am

Click here for the gallery web site

Women on Top - Ken Saunders Gallery