1. Margie Livingston has won the $11,000 Betty Bowen Award. The ceremony and reception will be on Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. I appreciate Livingston’s fine work, but was secretly rooting for the totally sly sculptor Jenny Heishman, who seems to be working at the top of her crazy game right now. Two awards of $1,500 each went to the deserving Mary Simpson, a Stranger One to Watch from last year, and Emily Gherard, whose work I’m not familiar with yet. (Why, you ask, did everyone else already report this this morning? Because our email has been down, and I didn’t get the press release until this afternoon. Sorry.)
2. Now that Michael Darling has been on the job for a few months as modern and contemporary curator, Seattle Art Museum is officially seeking a replacement for the wry Susan Rosenberg, who left this summer for a teaching job back East, as assistant m&c curator.
3. Degenerate Art Ensemble had a smash benefit party last Friday at Lawrimore Project. (Our listings incorrectly said the party was to benefit the gallery, which is doing just fine, thank you, but it was actually to support the ongoing development of a DAE production, and Lawrimore was just donating the space.)
But because DAE members spent so much time planning that, they’ve underadvertised their LOFI show on Oct. 5 at 9 pm ($10), and since I screwed up their listing last week, I’m plugging that show. It’s a triple bill with AWSOME and Stolen Babies, and here’s a DAE image to entice.
4. A photograph by Liz Cohen that I saw today at Lawrimore Project in the show THIS IS GALLERY, which has changed a bit since its opening, including adding this and another Cohen image, an Anne Mathern video, and three paintings by Susan Robb. The show closes Sept. 30.