BLAKE CARTER | Drawings and Paintings



Based in Tacoma, Washington


Whitman College — Walla Walla, Washington, BA, Studio Art

Art Institute of Seattle — Graduated with honors, Graphic Design Certification Program


February to May 2018
“20 Bucks a Head (Part II)” — Disco Bay Detour Pub and Coffeeshop, Port Townsend
Showing several pieces from my Portraits and Pedestrians series, as well as pieces from my “20 Bucks a Head” show at the Swiss in Tacoma in 2016

August 2017
“Unity at the Bemis” — SoDo, Seattle
Two pieces selected for juried art show at the Bemis Building during Seattle Art Fair

July 2017
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster
Selected for Emerging Artist short-list for 1% art projects through 2020

December 2016 to March 2017
“38,971 Pedestrians” — Artscapes Installation, Spaceworks Tacoma
Woolworths window display covering 450 square feet of wall space with 70 yards of printed fabric, 10 hand-drawn two-dimensional pieces, and a mannequin

November 2016
“20 Bucks a Head” — The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, Tacoma
Solo show featured 80 small, framed paintings available for immediate purchase “off the wall” using a donation box

January-February 2016
Collective Visions Gallery Washington State Juried Art Show — Bremerton
My Pedestrian Series piece was one of 148 accepted from a pool of more than 800

November 2014
“Ten From Tacoma” — The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, Tacoma
Solo show featured portraits of famous Tacomans and flag pieces from my Pedestrian Series

May 2014
“Blake Carter: Contemporary Drawings” — The Pioneer Square Saloon, Seattle
Solo show featured work from my Pedestrian Series

March 2014
“Blake Carter: New Landscape Paintings” — Bluebeard Coffee Roasters, Tacoma
Solo show featuring acrylic paintings from a side project I worked on in 2012-13

November 2012
“Blake Carter: New Works” — Laguna Inkspot Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
My first solo show to feature works from my Pedestrian Series and Scooter Series


Featured in the Taiwan News and Taipei Times newspapers, used in publicity materials for the San Francisco Symphony, London’s Kensington Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle-based ensemble Trio Pardalote. Created album cover, social media images, and promotional materials for the Darin Caine Hellhound Express Blues Trio

Writing and Editing
Art reviews and interviews featured in FlashArt magazine, the Taiwan Newsand Taipei Timesnewspapers, and Taiwan Review Magazine. Edited publications on local and foreign art and artists for the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Huntington Beach Art Center, 2012-13: Edited exhibition literature, helped install shows, led gallery tours, and did clerical work at the reception desk

Di Rosa Art Collection, Napa, 2012: Led tour groups of up to twenty-five visitors through one of the largest private collections of Bay Area art


John and Tanjia Borland, Seattle
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, Newberg, Oregon
Scott and Rachel Carroll, Tacoma
Siobhan Hennessey, London, England
Chris Kiely, Singapore
Amber Chang, Taipei, Taiwan
Rob and Janelle Whitner, Bellingham

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