ReVision Arts is Art for All! We are an inclusive organization that brings together people of all abilities to celebrate art. We focus on artists with all types of disabling conditions, and other artists who consider themselves underrepresented.
In 2019 Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts (MBNCA)’s board, along with our Seattle University intern, several of our artists, and founder Barbara Oswald spent nine months rebranding our non-profit. At our 2018 annual fundraiser, Art in the Dark, we renewed our commitment and announced our new name. Our registered 501(c)3 Federal non-profit is titled South End Seattle Arts Center, and we are doing business as ReVision Arts. We remain an inclusive art-education organization in South Seattle.
Please Touch — 2023
Please Touch is our annual tactile art exhibition, now in its ninth year. This year's theme is art equity, resilience, & collaboration.
This year the exhibition will run at two locations:
June 28 – July 28
Wednesday – Sunday
Seattle Center International Fountain Pavilion Opening Reception: July 1, 5–8 PM
July 29 & 30
Saturday and Sunday
El Centro de la Raza
Historic Building Room 310
2524 16th Ave S, Seattle
Each work on display is labeled in both print and Braille. In addition, audio descriptions are available at https://on.soundcloud.com/CmJD2.
2023 Rainier Valley summer arts and cultural events
ReVision Arts, with funding from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, presents 2023 Rainier Valley summer arts and cultural events in 98118:
Presented by Anything is Possible Theatre
at Lakewood/Seward Park Community Center.
- Friday, June 2, 7:00pm
- Saturday June 3, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
- Sunday, June 4, 2:00pm (ASL interpreted)
FCS Pride Disco and Art Night: LGBTQ+ Disco Party
Presented by the Filipino Community Center
at the Filipino Community Center Ballroom.
- Friday, June 16, 5:00–9:00pm
7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
- Saturday, June 24, 11:00am–5:00pm
July & August Events
Summer Porch Festivals
Presented by Rainier Arts Center
at Columbia Park.
- Wednesdays, July 12, 19, and 26, 5:00–7:00pm
Cinema Under the Stars
Presented by Rainier Arts Center
at Columbia Park. Gather at 7:30pm.
Movies start at sunset.
- Know Your Place, Wednesday, July 22
- Soul, Wednesday, August 19
Dance & Splash!
- Zimbabwe Marimba @ Pritchard Beach, Saturday, July 15
- Movies & Shakers @ Rainier Beach Outdoor Pavilion & Pool, Saturday, July 22
- Caribbean Steel Pan – Seattle Steel Pan Project @ Pritchard Beach, Saturday, July 29
- Northwest Tap Connection @ Rainier Beach Outdoor Pavilion & Pool, Saturday, August 5
- Puerto Rican Bomba – Otoqui Reyes and Hijos de Agüeybaná @ Pritchard Beach, Saturday, August 12
- Hip Hop/Dance Fitness – 206 Dance Collective @ Rainier Beach Outdoor Pavilion & Pool, Saturday, August 19
4 Black Women Talking Ugly Art
At Rainier Arts Center.
- Thursday, August 24, 6:30pm
Featured Artist: Vivian Blanco
Vivian Blanco is a physician turned photographic artist. Her incredible pictures of nature speak to the heart!
She started, "Back to the Forest Photography," and her works are just stunning!
Any one of her pictures would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift&ellip;or an anytime gift for family, friends or yourself!
Here is a link to her website:
GiveBIG to Revision Arts on May 2–3! Help us support artists and audiences of ALL abilities! We are fundraising for our accessible arts programs of 2023. Join the movement on May 2–3, or you can donate NOW with early donation.
GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our communities. When we give, we take a proactive step towards creating the society we want to live in.
Washington Gives, the year-round giving platform that hosts the GiveBIG and GivingTuesday campaigns, is a program of 501 Commons.
Seeking Rainier Valley Grant Proposals
Need $$ for an arts and culture event in Rainier Valley? Or need reasonable accommodation for your project?
ART - PERFORMANCE - MUSIC
DANCE - STORYTELLING - DRAMA
ReVision Arts is pleased to announce a one-time Request-For-Proposal (RFP) for arts and culture for the Rainier Valley. These funds have been made available from the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (ARTS) and are being distributed through ReVision Arts. Funding available through this RFP is for projects or events specifically in the Rainier Valley, to occur from April 10 to August 31, 2023.
For details, see the grant project page.
Illustration above: Purple Bowl with Bamboo and Feathers, mixed media by Doriane Nieburgs.
ReVision Arts 2023 Calendar
ReVision Arts is delighted to share a 2023 calendar featuring 13 of our artists. Thanks to Susan Cole and Heidi Devereux of Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker for creating this work of art! Our hope is that 2023 will be a creative year for each of you!
This calendar will be mailed to Sponsors who have donated $100 or more to help support ReVision Arts, but everyone can download an electronic copy.
Coyote Returns Art Show
John Halliday “Coyote”, Blind Muckleshoot Tribal Member, invites you to his art show at the Sacred Circle Gallery Of American Indian Art, 5337 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107, 206-268-0523, https://sacredcirclegiftsandart.com.
Opening Show January 14th, 2023 at 5:30pm. Show runs until February 13, 2023.
I love ReVision Arts because it is a venue for blind artists and working with Barbara has made it so much easier to get my artistic endeavors shared with the public with Barbara's dedication to helping blind artists.
— John Halliday, “Coyote”
You can learn more about John and his works at https://coyoteinsightart.com.
The Two of Us: Frank Linth and Karen Robertson
You are invited to join the celebratory reception for one of ReVision Arts’ very own artists: Karen Robertson, who particpated in our 2022 Please Touch Exhibit.
Karen is a teacher of the paperclay technique, and creates incredible dolls. Her brother, Frank Linth, is a fantastic painter!
They have a joint show running from September 27th through October 28th, 2022 at the A/NT Gallery at Seattle Center. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm.
The Opening Reception of their show is Saturday, October 1st, 5-8 pm.
For more information visit the A/NT Gallery Website: www.antgallery.org.
Please Touch: An inclusive tactile exhibit
This year 10 artists, many of whom are visually challenged, will present their 2D and 3D artwork. If their art is 2D, it will be “interpreted” by select former Please Touch artists.
June 29th – July 29th, 2022
Saturday, July 2nd, 2022
5:00 – 8.00 p.m.
Seattle Center International Fountain Pavillion
Featured artist: Passle Helminski
Passle is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University. She exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China. She has taught at the Neighborhood Art House, has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College and Gannon University and was the Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Center, Erie, PA.
Spring 2022 Retrospective
We are proud to announce that Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker is hosting a retrospective exhibition featuring artwork from the history of ReVision Arts and its predecessor, Mt. Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts.
Many pieces will be available for sale, to benefit ReVision Arts and its mission.
Thursday, May 19th, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served
Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker
4919 South Genesee Street
Seattle, WA 98118
- Hawo Ali
- Wais Ali
- Esref Armagan
- Julia Byrne-Gossett
- Doris Carlton
- Jean Cavanaugh
- Elaine Demeter
- Karen Gjelsteen
- Camille Jassny
- Robert Koval
- Barbara Oswald
- Sandra Pressley
- Leyah Sayler
- Fresia Valdivia Galvez
- Kazue Zon
You can make a one-time donation or set up automatic monthly or yearly payments using the following link:
Your support is deeply appreciated!
Text or phone is preferred over email.