Fly Your Own Thing: Reviews and Selected Mentions

Counterparts: Glass + Art Elements

APRIL 2, 2021 — APRIL 2022

Alden Mason is included in this survey of glass juxtaposed with non-glass art at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. It is all ART!

This exhibition includes works by Alfredo Arreguin, Nancy Blair/Rick Bartow, Sonja Blomdahl, Eduárdo Calderon, Francis Celentano, Dale Chihuly, Michael Dailey, Marita Dingus, Mel Douglas, Eric Franklin, Sarah Gilbert, Tali Grinshpan, Henry Halem, Beulah Hyde, William Ivey, Ingalena Klenell/Beth Lipman, Dominick Labino, Jeremey Lepisto, Stanislav Libenský/Jaroslava Brychtová, Harvey Littleton, Alden Mason, Robert Motherwell, Magdelene Odundo, Kit Paulson, Kait Rhoads, René Rickabaugh, Judith Schaechter, Dirk Staschke, Therman Statom, April Surgent, Lino Tagliapietra, Cappy Thompson, Gail Tremblay, Gerard Tsutakawa, Veruska Vagen, WD 40+ ( Walt Lieberman/ Dick Weiss).

Alden Mason Paintings

Publication of Alden Mason Foundation’s sumptuous book on Alden Mason, available now.
Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing is presented to coincide with the first comprehensive monograph on the artist, Alden Mason Paintings, distributed by University of Washington Press.  The book is a 225-page comprehensive presentation of all phases of Mason’s career in full color illustrations. The book is now available at Greg Kucera Gallery, Foster/White Gallery, Bellevue Arts Museum, University of Washington Press, on Amazon, and at fine bookstores soon. Price is $40 and we are selling it and taking orders now. It’s a large hard-cover book with a handsome slipcase.

Bellevue Arts Museum exhibition in 2021

The Alden Mason Art Foundation is pleased to announce that we are preparing to publish a comprehensive monograph that will chronicle and illustrate the work, teaching and life of Alden Mason, one of Seattle’s most celebrated and prominent artists.  We are also excited that the Bellevue Arts Museum has scheduled an Alden Mason retrospective in 2021.  Roger Hull has agreed to curate the exhibition and the Foundation is collaborating with Roger, the Director and staff of the museum to exhibit a survey of Alden’s work covering the full range of Alden’s career.

Alden Mason was a prolific, vibrant and masterful painter known for several virtuosic conceptual mannerisms and styles. Alden was known for his highly praised Burpee Garden Series and the inventive squeeze bottle paintings that were to become his signature method of working after health concerns prevented the continuation of the Burpee paintings. His work has been shown widely across the U.S. with successful and acclaimed shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.  Alden exhibited in numerous venues featuring Northwest artist and had over 30 solo shows in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver BC.  He is included in many important museum and private collections and has been the recipient of several prestigious public commissions.

Alden Mason Monograph

The Foundation’s first project is to produce a book expected to be released in 2019. Four respected authors are lined-up:

  • Roger Hull: Essay on the history of Alden’s life, career, teaching, and his work. Approximately 20,000 words.
  •  Robert Ayers: The role of figuration in the work. Essay of approximately 5,000 words.
  • Regina Hackett: The Burpee Garden era and related work. Essay of approximately 6,000 to 10,000 words.

The budget for the book is about $120,000. The Foundation is raising funds for it.
If you wish to make a tax deductible donation toward achieving this goal, please go to the “Make a Donation” menu. Thank you.