May 5 || Alice Gosti showing & reception

Seattle artist Alice Gosti, who shared her work Protecting the Herd with us in December 2015, returns to PWNW for a 9-day residency to work on her newest project, Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC). We are extremely pleased that Alice will be offering a glimpse into her work on May 5 with an informal showing, talk and reception here at PWNW!, Material Deviance In Contemporary American Culture (MDICAC).  photo by Tim Summers Please read more about this work, and a class Alice is teaching at FLOCK,Read more

April 28 & 29 ✧ Appalachian Spring Break

SCOTTY HERON & BRENDAN CONNELLY play with the iconic, confused and clichéd relationship of choreographer and composer, glancing sideways at Martha Graham and Aaron Copland’s only collaboration and its sepia toned Americana. This “hilarious junkshop tribute to Martha Graham and Aaron Copeland…seems like mayhem, and then beauty asserts itself—classic and anarchic and enlivening at once, the perfect expression of vernal riot.”Read more

2017 Alembic Artists

One of our favorite moments each year is the announcement of the latest cohort of PWNW’s Alembic Resident Artists, along with thanks to the panel and all the applicants. So here goes: Our 2017 Alembic Artists are Susanne Chi, Catherine Egan, and Matthew Fielder/Grind Group. Our deep thanks for a thoughtful and thorough panel process goes out to Subashini Ganesan, Maggie Heath, Danielle Ross and Stephanie Lavon Trotter. And of course we honor all the artists who stepped up andRead more

March 24-25 || claire barrera + Noelle Stiles

PWNW presents “This one is” by Noelle Stiles and “Fifth Sun” by claire barrera, works created during their 2016 Alembic Artist Residency at Performance Works.

“This one is”—a work in progress by Noelle Stiles that expresses concepts explored in residency such as family intimacy, generational cycles of misogyny, and perseverance.

In Fifth Sun, claire barrera, with collaborator/performers, Muffie Connelly and Anna Vo, finds all times present at all times.Read more

Linda Austin receives FCA Cunningham Award

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1963 by John Cage and Jasper Johns, has announced the recipients of its annual awards. Fourteen unrestricted grants of $40,000 each will be given to individual artists in the United States. Along with this cycle of grant awardees,  Linda Austin has been named winner of the second biennial Merce Cunningham Award; artist and activist Jimmie Durham,the Robert Rauschenberg Award; and poet Liz Waldner, the inaugural Dorothea Tanning Award. The Merce Cunningham AwardRead more