Andrea K Lawson
Visual Artist

Shows and Events

8 Sep 2024 Urban Lichen Sketch Walk! Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: CORE Gallery, Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA, USA
Art and Lichen, what’s not to like?
Activate your senses with artist Andrea K. Lawson and naturalist Katherine Darrow as we explore, observe, and sketch the microworld of lichens in the Pioneer square area of Seattle. We’ll meet at Core Gallery where you will have the opportunity to view Andrea’s lichen inspired Symbiotica art exhibit. Andrea and Katherine will demonstrate a few nature journaling tips and spend a short time looking at lichen samples, learning what makes them unique. We will then venture forth in search of lichen on city sidewalks, buildings, rocks, and trees. We’ll observe and notate their color and shapes in our sketchpads and create our own mini field guides and lichen color palettes. Find new ways to see and appreciate the beauty of these tiny organisms found growing in unexpected and seemingly hostile places!
Core Gallery open 1PM. Arrive between 1 and 2 PM to view the art exhibit.
Sketch walk 2-4 PM
RSVP preferred. Limited to 20 people. Please contact Andrea to sign up:

Meet by 2 pm at Core Gallery
117 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle WA 98104
Google Map to Core Gallery
Leisurely walk/easy pace. No previous art or lichen experience necessary.
We will provide: mini art painting kits, lichen bingo cards, field guides to share, art journal starter guides.
Suggested optional supplies to bring:
Water bottle, your favorite sketchbook, drawing/painting tools,: simple as a pencil and pad or more complex with watercolors, brush, pens. Also useful: a small magnifying glass, sunhat, a pad or portable folding stool to sit on.
Andrea’s solo show includes textured prints which speak of the symbiotic nature of lichen and how lichen relate to our human exhistance. Composing with oil on canvas and intaglio etchings, Andrea’s art chronicles atmospheric rhythms, luminous patterns and the symbiotic nature of community On view at Core Gallery Seattle, Washington, September 4-28, 2024.

Past Shows and Events

1 Nov 2023 - 30 Nov 2023 Studio Moving Sale! New art added weekly! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: virtual on my Studio Moving Sale Page!
Check the gallery for new work on display and discounts! To purchase please contact me through my contact page or DM me on Instagram.
10 Apr 2023 - 6 Jul 2023 Corvidae Uptown Show Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Uptown Dental Clinic, Harrison Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA Reception: 28 Apr 2023
Eleven Artist members of Corvidae Press Printmaking Guild including Andrea K. Lawson will exhibit prints at Uptown Dental Gallery in Port Townsend Washington.
Gallery Hours are open for viewing with masks: Monday-Thursday 8:30-5 PM.
11 Mar 2023 Poetry, Music and Art! Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: CORE Gallery, Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA, USA Reception: 11 Mar 2023
Join us to experience Poetry, Music and Art starting from 2-4:30 PM!
Poetry Reading by Heather Hamilton Ecopoet
Live music by WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow This unique Husband and wife duo presents a variety of toe tapping dance, old time and fiddle tunes

last chance to see the show is at the Gallery Closing Reception is Saturday March 25, 3-5 PM

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat. 12-6 PM
117 Prefontaine Place South Seattle WA 98104

Pioneer Square
1 Mar 2023 - 25 Mar 2023 Light Hours: Solstice Series Solo Exhibit Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: CORE Gallery, Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, WA, USA Reception: 2 Mar 2023
First Thursday Gallery Walk is 5-8PM
1 Mar 2023 - 25 Mar 2023 Light Hours: Solstice Series Solo Exhibit Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Core Gallery Reception: 25 Mar 2023
Last chance to see my current solo show at Core Gallery! Light Hours chronicles atmospheric rhythms, seasonal cycles, luminous patterns.
I'll be in the gallery to greet you 12-6 PM this Saturday March 25. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat. 12- 6 PM
Special meet the March solo exhibit artists, myself and Tara McDermott 3-5 PM this Saturday, March 25.
Please join us! Parking nearby. From Bainbridge walk to the gallery shortest route: exist ferry to your right past water taxis, right on Alaskan Way and cross at the light and head up via S. Washington St.
8 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020 I'm excited to announce that I will be the 2020 Colab artist with Key City Public Theatre! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Key City Public Theatre, Washington Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA
A collision of Visual Art, Dance and Theatre in Port Townsend! Come see the creative threads come to life!
The Artist Colab was launched at Key City Public Theatre in 2019. Designed to encourage unique collaborations between artists and art forms, the Colab annually culminates in public presentations at Key City Playhouse. This initiative in is alignment with KCPT’s core value of nurturing new artwork creation by generative artists. The results are performances that transcend form, expanding KCPT’s reach to new audiences and artists. Participation is through invitation by KCPT’s Artistic Director and extended to notable artists from our community whose work is not primarily theatrical, in the sense of telling a specific story via actors. Each invited artist is given a month long residency and is required to identify and include at least one artistic collaborator whose work is in a different art form. The Artist Colab provides valuable resources and opportunity so that individuals may engage in artistic risk taking, explore new methods and mediums, and foster dynamic creativity between collaborators.
1 Feb 2020 - 9 Feb 2020 Visions in Motion Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Pay as you wish Performance Sunday Venue: Key City Public Theatre, Washington Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA Reception: 1 Feb 2020
A multimedia art experience inspired by the theme of the Rite of Spring with an artistic dance interpretation of the expressionist play Roger Bloomer, written by a member of the Hollywood Ten. A visual production by Andrea K. Lawson, celebrating freedom, joy, humanity and ultimately hope. New Rite of Spring paintings on exhibit, dance performance/art theatre event and unusual cocktails!
22 Jan 2020 A special Screening of Sahara by Hollywood Ten Member, John Howard Lawson at the Rose Theatre Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Starlight Room Ticket Prices Event Website:
Starlight Room, Rose Theatre, Port Townsend, WA
7:30 PM
Introduced by Visions in Motion 2020 Producers
Sahara starring Humphrey Bogart
7 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 The Art of The See: Viewpoints of Nature Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Pippa's Real Tea, Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA Reception: 5 Oct 2019
The Art of the See: Viewpoints of Nature opens Saturday, September 7 during Port Townsend’s Art Walk. An artists’ reception featuring presentations, a poetry reading, music and discussion is planned for Saturday, October 5 during Art Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. I will be there from 5:30-7 PM.
Meet the artists and poetry reading from show poet, Holly J. Hughes.

Andrea K. Lawson will display eight of her new Seed Song Series paintings inspired by the Rite of Spring! This is a chance to se them in person. Find more of Andrea's mini Seed Song paintings, and follow Visions in Motion 2020 on .Abstract monoprints by Jeannie McMacken, along with fresh poetry by Holly J. Hughes, recent mixed media Seed Song collages by Andrea Lawson, landscape photographs by Gina Cox, newly-knotted macramé necklaces by Mary Chapman, contemporary art quilts by Caryl Fallert-Gentry, , mixed-media work by Joyce Wilkerson and new oil paintings by Nancy Lucas Williams.

Curated by Jeannie McMacken: “I wanted to examine what different creatives saw when they examined nature,” McMacken explained. “Each artist in this show works in a different medium and brings her unique perspective to the theme. We all see something different and we express that moment in our own way, using our own tools. The resulting synergy among the pieces is thought-provoking and dynamic.”

McMacken insisted that the written word be included as part of the show.

“Poetry imparts an additional dimension to the exhibit that works well with the visual statements. Holly J. Hughes’ haiku and verse, some inspired by the show’s work, enhances the art and encourages one to meditate deeper on a thought.”

Andrea's Seed Song painting sales will support upcoming Visions in Motion 2020 Project. Check out:
McMacken said a portion of the sale of her work will be donated to a local environmental non-profit.

The exhibit is free and generously supported in part by a grant from the City of Port Townsend Arts Commission and by anonymous art friends.

Pippa’s Real Tea, 636 Water St., is open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 Dec 2018 Corvidae Press Holiday Art and Gift Sale!-Affordable Art! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Corvidae Press, Building 205, Fort Worden State Park, WA Reception: 1 Dec 2018
Art by Corvidae Press Artists, Paintings, prints, cards and gifts
Featuring art and jewelry by Andrea K. Lawson
Special Small Works Special Holiday Art Sale

Mini Light Hours Paintings
Singles or multiples hang together 4 x 4" oil on board
Holiday price $85
Discounts for multiples:
2 for $160
3 for $225
4 or more for $70 each.
1 Dec 2018 Launching Andrea's Art Jewelry! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Fort Worden State Park, Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA, USA Reception: 1 Dec 2018
My first showing of unique art pins. Each one is a carefully made miniature artwork collaged and/or painted on wood.
Art and crafts by Corvidae Members on sale December 1, 2018, from 1-6:30 PM. Minutes from downtown Port Townsend, stop by for the afternoon or on your way to the gallery walk!
Door Prizes!
Bring the most friends with you and win a prize!
Refreshments served.
12 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 Mini Light Hours Holiday Series Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Special Holiday Prices!
Special Small Works Special Holiday Art Sale

Mini Light Hours Paintings
Singles or multiples hang together 4 x 4" oil on board
Holiday price $85
Discounts for multiples:
2 for $160
3 for $225
4 or more for $70 each.
22 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018 Art Give Away this month! Category: Other Price: Free Reception: 31 Oct 2018
I’m inviting friends to have the opportunity to collect my art for free

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7 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018 Protest! Art Exhibition Reception, Gallery Walk Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Island Gallery, Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA Reception: 7 Sep 2018
Pink Hats from Above, oil on canvas, 36 x 48"

Protest! Exhibition Art Reception at the Island Gallery! Join us at the Gallery Walk and hear music by the Ranger and the Re-Arrangers!
6 -8PM, Exhibit on view through September 28, 2018.

New work on view by Carletta Carrington Wilson
3 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018 Protest! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Reception: 3 Aug 2018
Protest! Andrea K. Lawson, Jay Taylor, Earnest Thomas, Carletta Carrington Wilson. Opening First Friday Artwalk, August 3, 6-8 pm. Reception with the artists and The Jenny Davis Jazz Quartet on the Plaza. Andrea K. Lawson, Women’s March 36 x 48”, oil on canvas; Throughout history Protest, in its various forms, has been a tool for
expressing opinions, thoughts, and disagreements relating to specific
events or policies of governments or societal groups.
The great protests of the 1960s are distant memories for some and
badges of honor for others, but the twenty-first century has produced
a climate that calls up voices to be heard once again. In this regard,
artists and other free-thinking individuals can lead movements and offer
their influence to enact change in peaceful but highly visible ways:
through their music, verse, and art.

Presented on these gallery walls are powerful pieces addressing historical
social issues that remain unresolved, and are too often quickly forgotten by
the larger society. They offer a stark reminder that while progress is
often the province of the activist, in one way or another, at one time
or another, we are all called upon to be activists in our own world.

3 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 Book Launch: Freedom of Speech Paper Doll Book! Category: Show/Exhibit Price: 25.00 plus shipping Event Website: Venue: The Island Gallery or purchase from this website contact page! Reception: 3 Aug 2018
New revised edition of Freedom of Speech Paper Doll book, order now! Contains fun sketches about America, politics, culture and cute outfitsCelebrate freedom of speech and humor with this home made art book. Ink, pencil and watercolor printed in a 16 page booklet. Purchase from my contact page or from the Island Gallery, Bainbridge WA
Art Comic Books are $25 plus tax and shipping.
Or pick one up at:
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 8 x 8 Self Portrait Exhibition! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: 33 Contemporary Gallery, West 35th Street, Chicago, IL, USA Reception: 20 Jul 2018
8x8 Self Portrait Exhibition - An Art NXT Level exhibition
The Show is on View in Chicago! see link for great photos and to purchase art at very reasonable prices!

8 x 8 is an exhibition of self portraits by artists members of the Art NXT Level international group. The exhibition presents a variety of works in different mediums and styles working within an 8x8 inch square panel. Each portrait work is approached individually by each artist creating a vivid mosaic of materials, styles, processes and ways of working. From abstraction to representation, this exhibition explores the multifaceted lives of living artists from around the world connected by technology under the virtual community of the Art NXT Level program.

33 Contemporary Gallery
Zhou B Art Center, 4th Floor
Curated/Organized by Sergio Gomez
5 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018 Printmakers Hand IV Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Northwind Arts Center, Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA Reception: 7 Jul 2018
Two more more days left! Sponsored by Corvidae Press, Please come see the Printmaker's Hand show! My monotype, Bearfish Sees a Shark, from my Bearfish Series will be on view. (Above is the working title page, from the same series, my wordless picture book, "Bearfish"). Reception and gallery walk Saturday, July 7, from 5:30 Pm -8 Pm. This exhibit invites viewers to appreciate the vibrant printmaking community of the west coast. The 31 artists work with a variety of printmaking techniques from the traditional such as etching and woodcut to the more contemporary such as monotype, encaustic and collagraph.
15 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018 MONA Auction Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free see website for auction tickets Event Website: Venue: Museum of Northwest Art, North 1st Street, La Conner, WA, USA Reception: 16 Jun 2018
Museum of Northwest art auction coming weekend of June 15-16th! Andrea's painting will be in the silent auction. Preview art before the auction . Enjoy silent and live auction, view and purchase art, support MONA! This year, I'm finally going to be able to attend the live auction! See you there! See Mona for complete schedule.
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 Flower Paintings on View at The Island Gallery in June! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Island Gallery, Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA Reception: 1 Jun 2018
Flowers in Bloom, Bainbridge in Bloom! Celebrate Spring and Summer!
First Friday Gallery Walk 6-8 PM at the Island Gallery! Music by the Tracie Marsh Band!

"In honor of the local event Bainbridge In Bloom, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year,
we are happy to announce that the beautiful floral paintings of Port Hadlock artist Andrea Lawson
will be on display, and performing greeting duty, through June in the Gallery's Front Room."
17 May 2018 - 30 Aug 2018 Water Soluble Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Ida Culver House Broadview, Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA, USA Reception: 17 May 2018
Water Soluble juried exhibit at ERA Living, Ida Culver House

A variety of artwork in various media, all water soluble!
Andrea has 7 pieces in the show including large butterfly paintings. My art in the exhibit, is acrylic and ink on paper as well as a water color illustration.
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4 May 2018 - 30 May 2018 Spring Portraits: Figurative Work by Andrea K. Lawson Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA Reception: 4 May 2018
Exhibition of Figurative Portraits with a Spring Theme! Celebrate Springtime and art!

Join us for a reception at Sotheby's with music and refreshments!

Friday May 4 6-8 PM!

Curated by the Island Gallery, Bainbridge, Washington
4 May 2018 - 30 May 2018 Spring Portraits! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, 240 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA Reception: 4 May 2018
Spring Portraits
Andrea K. Lawson

May 4 - 31, 2018

First Friday Artwalk, May 4, 6-8 pm

Andrea K. Lawson, Self Portrait with Spring Bouquet in My Studio. Oil on canvas
About the Show: The Island Gallery is pleased to announce a special showing of works by Port Hadlock artist Andrea K. Lawson at “The Island Gallery At Sotheby’s,” opening on May 4th at Bainbridge Island’s First Friday Art Walk, 6-8 pm (240 Winslow Way East). Andrea’s works celebrate spring, and the opportunity to bid farewell to clouds and drizzle, and to welcome the burst of sunshine and accompanying floral display.  In this special show, Spring Portraits, Andrea offers a series of colorful, expressive and very personal figurative work.
26 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018 Creativity Persists at COCA! Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: CoCA, 3rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA, USA Reception: 26 Apr 2018
Andrea's Painting after the Rain is part of this exhibit 2018 CoCA MEMBER SHOW "CREATIVITY PERSISTS"!

Mark your calendars! The highly anticipated CoCA 2018 Members' Show is coming soon. Our "Creativity Persists" Members’ Show opens on Thursday 4/26. Join us for the opening reception from 6 - 9pm, during Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk with a special members-only preview and juror's talk on May 1 from 6 - 8pm where she will also announce the SAM Gallery award winner.
Welcome to my second newsletter!
We have had a week of sun here in the Northwest! How are you doing and hope that you are getting sun too?
This weeks news is that I am pleased to be included in the COCA (Center on Contemporary Art) upcoming exhibit,
Creativity Persists!
If you are near the Seattle area, I hope that you will join me at the Thursday Gallery Walk opening! I'll be there!
Here's what COCA says about the show:
The highly anticipated CoCA 2018 Members' Show and link to their website: Creativity Persists opens today, Thursday, at 11am. Join us for a community celebration during Pioneer Square artwalk on May 3, from 6-9pm. Exhibit through May 26, 2018.

The show has become a unique experience of contemporary art from across the world. This annual event celebrates the true depths of creativity and highlights artists from as far away as Australia. CoCA is a haven for expression of diverse voices and our members build important networks with this show.

Art from across the US including Hawaii, Ohio, New York, Montana and Oregon. The breadth of talent from Washington state is superb with art from Tacoma, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Bellingham, Des Moines, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mercer Island, Normandy Park, Olalla, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Hadlock, Richmond, Renton, Redmond, Seatac, Shoreline, Snohomish, Woodinville and, of course, Seattle.

1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018 Nouveau Art Category: Show/Exhibit Reception: 13 Jan 2018
Tahiro Kaplan Building, Studio 103 Group show for the New Year!
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 SEascape Mindscape at Pippa's Real Tea in Port Townsend Washington Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Reception: 5 Nov 2016
MIndscape: Featured in the exhibition is Lawson’s new Brain Beauty series inspired by images of the human brain at the microscopic level.

Andrea was recently awarded a public art commission for the Sno-Isles libraries, Camano Island Library Reading Room located in our neighboring poetic farmland of Island County, Washington. The call for a science related artwork spurred her research and interest in the varied forms of our own bodies.

Andrea’s acrylic painting Brain Beauty l is the smaller version of Andrea’s Brain Beauty, Beauty Brain public art Installation. Merging art and science, Andrea has rendered her concept of brain functions, with colorful abstract gestures across nine painted panels, each representing different parts of the brain seen at different levels of magnification. At first glance the paintings look abstract expressionist, but are actually specific images of brain functions such as the neocortex, the retina, the Hippocampus, neurons and glial cells.
Advances in Scientific research and methods of imaging have gathered new visual information about the brain which controls our cognitive processes, our physical movements and even our memories. Both the organ, and the learning process itself, give us the ability to think at a high level and to create, functions which distinguish us as human beings. Andrea sees her paintings of the visual manifestation of these microscopic spaces as metaphors for intellectual metaphysical ideas as well as visual forms evolving from contemporary art history.

Seascape: Her vibrant seascapes evoking northwest landscape, water and light will also be on display. These intimate works were Inspired by local views of the Olympic Peninsula’s bays, oceans and skies. While sometimes including tiny details depicting human presence, she also captures wild sometimes abstract layers of color and light evoking the energy of nature and weather.

Andrea paints in her studio overlooking the Port Townsend Bay. She is the recipient of many awards including King County Arts Commission, The Cape Cod Art Association and the Port Townsend Arts Commission. Andrea has taught art for many years in a variety of settings including the Seattle Art Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Peninsula College. She received her MFA from Parsons New School of Design New York City.

Please join the artist at the Port Townsend First Saturday Gallery Walk, November 5 from 5:30-8 P.M.
Pippa’s Real Tea is located at 636 Water Street, Port Townsend and is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00 P.M.

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