Join Roger Hull in a Zoom discussion with BAM Associate Curator Lane Eagles about Mason’s works and techniques on June 24, 2021. Register for the event at Bellevue Arts Museum.
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 and 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.
|Greg Kucera Gallery|
June 3 – July 10, 2021
Woodside Braseth Gallery
Alden Mason (1919-2013) : Selected Works
May 21 – June 30, 2021
Foster / White Gallery
JUNE + JULY 2021 | ALDEN MASON: A TEACHER’S LEGACY
Greg Kucera Gallery
June 3 – July 10, 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.
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.