2019 Annual Holiday Make Sale

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Friday, December 6th 6-10pm

Saturday, December 7th 12-5pm

All ages // FREE Entry!

Make.Sale is our annual holiday art and craft sale. You'll find loads of handmade goods from our tenants as well as a whole host of additional local artists who will set up shop for the weekend! This year we are once again partnering with our neighbors Icing on the Cake, Runaway Press & Cafe Velo, across the street to offer more vendors, goods, and activities than Make.Shift alone can hold!

This year's vendors TBA!

Vendor applications are CLOSED.

If you have any questions, please contact make.sale@makeshiftproject.com.

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Meet The Gallery Jury: Brian Nolan

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  • What do you do for work?

I work at Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods kitchen staff.

  • Do you make art? If so, what kind of art do you make and what would you say your style is?

My focus is on landscapes and cityscapes from my travels across South Korea, Ireland and the Pacific Northwest. I switch between watercolors and acrylics. Some of my work is on paper I made from recycled materials.

  • What is your past experience with Make.Shift?

I have volunteered for the first Friday events and helped install some shows.

  • What is it like to be involved with Make.Shift?

It is a comfortable space where I can nerd out over the new work being created in our community.

  • What do you think Make.Shift’s style is?

Make.Shift’s style is an approachable, professional space for contemporary artists with unique stories to share.

  • What qualities entice you when viewing art?

When viewing art, I am enticed by new perspectives and unique views weather in style or subject matter. I enjoy the art that forces empathy and makes me think deeper about myself and the world around me.

Meet The Gallery Jury: Hannah Lewis

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  • What do you do for work?

I’m currently attempting to make a living by selling my art (mostly on Instagram @ bangs_lewis).

  • Do you make art? If so, what kind of art do you make and what would you say your style is?

Yes, I do! I’ve always done a variety of different types of art and used different mediums. In the past I have done a lot of figure painting using watercolors or oil. But recently I have been painting abstract patterns or fruit and collaging with them.

  • What is your past experience with Make.Shift?

I’m currently one of the gallery interns at Make.Shift. Before I started this position last April I hadn’t had much experience with Make.Shift, I just knew that it was a cool and accepting art space.

  • What is it like to be involved with Make.Shift?

It’s great! Make.Shift is filled with kind, accepting, and creative people, which is an amazing type of community to be involved in.

  • What do you think Make.Shift’s style is?

I think of Make.Shift as a younger and more alternative space compared to other galleries.

  • What do you think Make.Shift’s place in the community is?

I see Make.Shift as a space that is oriented around all types of art of course, but also around inclusivity: all ages, all genders, all races, and NO jerks. Not sure where that puts them in the community, but it feels very important to have a space like that, especially an artistic space.

  • What qualities entice you when viewing art?

I personally love contemporary art. Art that pushes boundaries and that is like nothing that I’ve seen before catches my eye the most. I also can never say no to bright beautiful colors.

Meet The Gallery Jury: Karen Hanrahan

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My name is Karen Hanrahan. I moved here from the PNW in 2015. When I am not making art, I sell vitamins. I began that work as a single mom of 2, so that I could create my own hours. I am a self- taught artist.  My focus on art is more, now that my kids are grown. I make collages and take photographs. My art style is decidedly narrative and very organic, up close and personal. I am a prolific maker.

Make.Shift offers an energetic art environment.  Shows are select and provocative.  The gallery is an established creative hub with a super inclusive vibe.  As an artist I have felt a belonging there. I enjoy an artist that is transparent about their art process, especially if that artist is trying on new things.

Meet The Gallery Jury: Javier Berzal de Dios

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  • What do you do for work?

I’m an art history professor at Western. My research and teaching focuses on early modern art and aesthetic theory.

  • Do you make art? If so, what kind of art do you make and what would you say your style is?

I do not.

  • If you don’t make art or work with art, what is your relationship with art and how do you incorporate it into your life?

My job is all about writing and teaching about art

  • What is your past experience with Make.Shift?

I’ve enjoyed the art shows at Make.Shift since I arrived in Bellingham five years ago, and I’ve actually been bringing some of my students in recent years to meet Jessyca Murphy and learn about the space. 

  • What is it like to be involved with Make.Shift?

It’s great to be involved with the community and engaged with art outside of my usual academic setting.

  • What do you think Make.Shift’s style is?

90s revival.

  • What do you think Make.Shift’s place in the community is?

A fresh and youthful environment that reminds people that art is within arms reach.

  • What qualities entice you when viewing art?

A successful artwork is autonomous. It has to create a dialogue beyond the artist’s creative emotions and existential intentions.

Meet The Gallery Jury: Carrie Cooper

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·What do you do for work?

Former small-business owner; beginning substitute-teaching soon.


·Do you make art? If so, what kind of art do you make and what would you say your style is?

 

Yes! I’m primarily an embroidery artist, but dabble in drawing, photography, design and print-making. Excited to start a sculpture and painting project soon. My style is Pop-ish Surrealist fiber art…I guess? 

 

·What is your past experience with Make.Shift?

I showed my embroidery work for the first-time-ever back in 2010 when the Make.Shift space was a gallery called Jinx. Since then, I’ve shown my art in about 10 shows, curated/organized two art shows and was on the Gallery Committee in 2015/2016. 

 

·What is it like to be involved with Make.Shift?

It’s great! It’s refreshing being involved with a gallery that’s so open to experimentation and new ideas. I’ve met lots of interesting people who have helped expand my point-of-view and my definitions of “Art”.

 

·What do you think Make.Shift’s style is?

Contemporary, DIY, outsider, punk-rock, not-yo-grandpappy’s-nautical-watercolor-art-gallery. 

 

·What do you think Make.Shift’s place in the community is?

I think Make.Shift’s place in the community is expanding and changing in exciting ways. But it’s always been a safe space for all walks of life to enjoy interesting points of view in the form of art, music, and more. I see the Gallery in particular as a place for both burgeoning and more experienced artists to experiment, gain exposure and practice their showing skills. 

 

·What qualities entice you when viewing art?

Socially relevant and/or personal concepts, innovation/originality, interesting shapes, surprising mediums, bright color, soulfulness…and anything to do with miniatures and/or dioramas J. 

 

Keep an eye out to meet the other jury members! We will be posting their bios once a week!

If you’re interested in submitting your work to be in a 2020 Make.shift show apply on our website at https://www.makeshiftproject.com/gallery . The deadline to submit is October 14th, 2019

Flooding at Make.Shift

Storm Recap

As some of you know, our Saturday night live show was cut short when the flash flood hit Flora Street. The downstairs venue as well as our in-house radio station, KZAX, lost power and went off the air.

Staff, volunteers, tenants, musicians, and show attendees worked together to evacuate the space, started to sand bag the basement door, and make sure all the instruments and sound gear was moved away from the flooded area. 

Sunday morning, the community came together again for a work party to clean and repair the damaged space. We cannot be more thankful for all the donations and help we have received throughout the weekends critical hours. 

After clearing and cleaning the space dehumidifiers graciously loaned to us by the Max Higbee Center and Alex Parrish, host of The Greatest Music of Man and Womankind on KZAX were left on along with many fans donated by community members and within 24 hours the space is on its way back to health. We could not have survived this storm without the help of our in house team as well as the community, please see a detailed thank you at the bottom of the post.

History of Flooding

For many, this storm was the first they heard of flooding at Make.Shift but for long time Make Shift community members flooding is nothing new. Typically every winter, when there is heavy downpour, our basement is at risk of flooding. Make.Shift does relies on donations, sponsorships, tenant rent and event income to maintain the space and our programming. Currently, we are not adequately equipped to deal with damage flooding may cause in the future when this happens again. This is where we lean on the community for a bit of extra help.

How you can help

We’re asking for the community's on-going support to help us upgrade & maintain our building in preparation for Autumn and Winter weather. Consistent help is extremely valuable and there many ways you can make a positive impact:

  • Give monthly as a patron of KZAX 94.9

  • Choose Make Shift & shop on amazon through Amazon Smile

  • Donate to our GoFundMe for a new accessibility ramp

  • Participate in this months art show, This Little Piggy, by putting money in your favorite pig!

  • Sign up to be a Make.Shift volunteer. We utilize volunteers in every aspect of our programming. Volunteering is a great way to get familiar with the work that Make.Shift does and build connections within the music and art community.

  • Donate directly through our website

Thank You

As a nonprofit, Make.Shift would not survive without the continued support of our music and art community. Over this past weekend, several people stepped it up and helped us protect the space. This includes staff members, tenants, KZAX DJs, Gallery Attendants, interns, make shift volunteers, musicians and more.

Thank you to Akrasia, The Brankas, On drugs and Jerry Core for being so understanding and rolling with the punches. Thank you to Alyssa & Kari and everyone else at the Max Higbee Center for lending fans and a dehumidifier. Thank you to The Lettered Streets Neighborhood Association for donating ice cream that allowed us to show some appreciation to our volunteer clean up crew.

Thank you to…

Autumn Marceau
Keenan Ketzner
Nathan Malick
Dylan Rome
Dylan Kloch
Zev Papageorge
Liber Delazzari
Daniel Rupert
Rutger Wagner
Hope Powers
Jess Flegel

Austin Colwell
Riley Currie
Forrest Camire
Jessyca Murphy
Katie Rismondo
Erik Thomas
Alex Parrish
Eddie Perodin
Olivia Coleman
Paige Lanham
Spencer Yaude




 

Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

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Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

The Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival is an event for wine connoisseurs and novices alike! 55 different wineries from the Pacific Northwest and 8 restaurants from the Whatcom county area will be offering samples. Along with the tasting there will be an announcement of all medal-winning wines entered in an earlier judged competition. Also starting at this year’s event you can order any of the wines you tasted at the event to enjoy at home thanks to Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants here in Bellingham, WA! General admission is $50, VIP tickets are $75, and all tickets are available online through Eventbrite.

Net proceeds from the event go to the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation for to be distributed to many Whatcom County non-profit organizations including Make.Shift.

If you would like to volunteer, follow this link to sign up and learn more about available positions: http://bit.ly/bhamwinefest

Free MAST Certification for Volunteers

Make.Shift is the lucky benefactor of the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation.  In exchange for receiving a donation from all of their events, we have agree to provide them with MAST* certified volunteers.  If you are at least 21 and able to commit to pouring beer at the  Bellingham Beer and Music Festival: Radio Isn’t Dead on June 29th Make.Shift will pay for the MAST Certification of the first 20 volunteers! 

Please sign up below if interested!

Volunteer Sign Up

KZAX 3rd Anniversary

Poster by Prairie Sandblom

Poster by Prairie Sandblom

Bellngham Beer & Music Festival: Radio Isn’t Dead!

Make.Shift and KZAX 94.9FM will join the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation at the sixth annual Bellingham Beer and Music Festival: Radio Isn’t Dead. This year’s theme centers on community radio and local music in celebration of KZAX radio’s three-year anniversary! The event is open to guests ages 21 and over and will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th at the North Bellingham Golf Course located at 205 W Smith Road in Bellingham. Advance tickets are $30 per attendee, $35 if purchased at the event, and $20 for students.

BUY TICKETS

The festival will include up to 35 breweries pouring up to 80 different beers, live music from Motus, Hot Wax, Withering Blooms, and Candace, as well as food trucks from a variety of vendors. Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, beer sampling tickets, and access to live music and food vendors. Funds raised will be donated to Make.Shift and KZAX 94.9FM for their operational budget, equipment and event costs, and more. Tickets can be purchased online via the Facebook event here. For accessibility and additional event information, please email outreach@makeshiftproject.com.

Photo by Christopher Butcher at  BAMF 2019

Photo by Christopher Butcher at BAMF 2019

***ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 21+***

WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS THROUGHOUT THE EVENT, SEE DETAILS ABOUT SHIFTS AND NEEDS ON THE SIGN UP HERE.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Make.Shift Art Space is a 501 ©3 nonprofit DIY venue dedicated to providing a space for all-ages art and music in Bellingham. The 8,000-square-foot space includes 21 studios, an award-winning gallery, a live music performance space and a low-power radio station KZAX 94.9.

Mindful Sensory Class

MY MISSION: To help children of all ages confidently keep their sense of self thriving, through mindful creativity.  EACH CLASS 1 HOUR LIMITED TO 5 KIDS RSVP BY EMAIL OR PM TODAY  My name is Siena Reynolds and I am the founder of the The Present Sense Business.  My Experience with children comes from being a nanny for 3 years to a variety of ages. My passion for mindful practice comes from 3 years of practicing mediation. I have also self studied teaching meditation to children and early childhood education for one and half years.  ABOUT CLASS:  This is a moment in our lives that I want to make special. A moment where we focus on the present, strengthening our minds and smiles. Each class will be focused on a different topic, whether it be in the arts, music, physical sensations, brainstorming different perspectives, dance, meditation tips, or simply really getting into a coloring page.  AGES: This class will be 5-8 years old. This is because of the similar development stage they are in.  **We will be expanding to different ages in the future. If you have kids of different ages and want to have a class for them PLEASE post the age and time that would work best for you. If enough people of that age group sign up I will work on getting a class set up sooner. **  Why should your child go to this class?  1) It is a time in our kids’ busy lives to check in and work out the “mindful muscle” (or as someone people call it, the prefrontal cortex).  2) To get to know and use their 5 senses in a way they possibly haven’t explored yet or never really focused on.  3) To join a circle of new friends; excited to learn, smile, laugh, and enjoy the little things.  We will be starting with 3 dates set up but if this is successful I will carrying on the class and let the parents know.  COST: I want to make this class available to as many kids as possible. Therefor I will be working off the of the honorary system. Suggested price will be $15 per drop in, $80 for 6 classes, or $42 for 3 classes.  Donations of whatever you can are appreciated to start a tuition for families who can't afford this price.

MY MISSION: To help children of all ages confidently keep their sense of self thriving, through mindful creativity.

EACH CLASS 1 HOUR LIMITED TO 5 KIDS RSVP BY EMAIL OR PM TODAY

My name is Siena Reynolds and I am the founder of the The Present Sense Business.

My Experience with children comes from being a nanny for 3 years to a variety of ages. My passion for mindful practice comes from 3 years of practicing mediation. I have also self studied teaching meditation to children and early childhood education for one and half years.

ABOUT CLASS:

This is a moment in our lives that I want to make special. A moment where we focus on the present, strengthening our minds and smiles. Each class will be focused on a different topic, whether it be in the arts, music, physical sensations, brainstorming different perspectives, dance, meditation tips, or simply really getting into a coloring page.

AGES: This class will be 5-8 years old. This is because of the similar development stage they are in.

**We will be expanding to different ages in the future. If you have kids of different ages and want to have a class for them PLEASE post the age and time that would work best for you. If enough people of that age group sign up I will work on getting a class set up sooner. **

Why should your child go to this class?

1) It is a time in our kids’ busy lives to check in and work out the “mindful muscle” (or as someone people call it, the prefrontal cortex).

2) To get to know and use their 5 senses in a way they possibly haven’t explored yet or never really focused on.

3) To join a circle of new friends; excited to learn, smile, laugh, and enjoy the little things.

We will be starting with 3 dates set up but if this is successful I will carrying on the class and let the parents know.

COST: I want to make this class available to as many kids as possible. Therefor I will be working off the of the honorary system. Suggested price will be $15 per drop in, $80 for 6 classes, or $42 for 3 classes.

Donations of whatever you can are appreciated to start a tuition for families who can't afford this price.

Writers Toolbox Creative Workshops

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Artwork by Prairie Sandblom

Hip Hop Artist, Rick Chyme, leads a free three-week workshop series with an aim to share tools and exercises that spark creativity in writers of all skill levels. Meditation, free writing, cut ups, exploration, and group collaboration are some of the tools Rick will use to encourage focus, empower strengths, and remove creative inhibitors. This experience will take place in a supportive, judgment–free, and grade-free environment.

REGISTER NOW

Humans ages 9 to 145 are welcome. In addition to the tools mentioned above, participants will also receive:

- One ticket to a film at Pickford Film Center

- One composition book & pen

- One ticket to The Spark Museum Megazapper Electrical Show & Museum Tour

- Wisdom from guest speakers

about the instructor:

Rick Chyme has worked in music for 16 years; acquiring vast experience as a rapper, writer, performing artist, music educator, mental health educator producer, artist manager, college athlete, radio programmer, public speaker, coach and music supervisor.

Rick has lead many youth workshops in Michigan and has collaborated extensively as an educator with, “Be Nice” (Notice.Invite.Challenge.Empower), a mental health awarenees & suicide prevention program created by the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan.

A five-time WYCE Jammie Award winner (Grand Rapids, MI), Chyme is known for collaborating and pushing his creative bounds via ambitious, unorthodox means. This includes the 2013 completion of a 17 ½ hour improvised freestyle rap during the international art competition ArtPrize and writing & recording over 400 original songs in 2018.

Experiences like these have uniquely prepared him to inspire, nudge and guide others as they explore the creative process.

You can find Rick Chyme across all social media Rick Chyme and hosting two weekly radio shows :

Mind Of Chyme Radio 360

Mondays, 2-3pmPST

KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM (kzaxradio.org)

(Bellingham, WA)

Mind Of Chyme Radio 616

Sundays 10-11pmEST

88.1FM WYCE (wyce.org)

(Grand Rapids, MI)

REGISTER NOW!

Bellingham NW Wine Festival

Join us for the 3rd annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival! The Festival will include both a public wine tasting and the announcement of all medal-winning wines entered in an earlier judged competition. 

Drinks:
This year's event will feature up to 50 wineries from the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, two regional distilleries, and one Northwest brewery! 

Eats:
Local restaurants including Restaurant 9 at North Bellingham Golf CourseMcKay's Taphouse and PizzeriaHundred NorthThe MillSemiahmoo Resort, and Cosmos Bistro will provide complimentary small plates and passed appetizers. Buffet stations will also be set up and it's all included in your ticket price! You can see the menus in full for the ballroom & VIP lounge on our website: https://www.bellinghanorthwestwinefestival.com/catering-menu 

Who you're helping:
Net proceeds from the event go to the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundationfor distribution to this years beneficiary organizations: Our-TreeHouseLydia PlaceGrowing AlliancesMake.Shift, and KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM.

Tickets


VIP ticket price ($75) includes access to public tasting in the Grand Ballroom from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, as well as exclusive access to the VIP lounge from 6:45 to 10:00 pm and a souvenir wine glass. The VIP lounge will also feature appetizers and wines not available in the Grand Ballroom.

General Admission ticket price ($50) includes access to public tasting in the Grand Ballroom from 7:00 to 10:00 pm including light appetizers and a souvenir wine glass.

A collection of wines will be auctioned at the end of the evening. Other silent auction items will include wine baskets and wine-related accessories!

The V.I.P. Lounge is co-sponsored by Wine Press NorthwestBellingham Alive and Yelp Bellingham.

The Hydration Lounge is also open to all ticket holders and sponsored by Still Life Massage and Float

Bellingham Beer & Music Festival Fundraiser

The Bellingham Beer and Music Festival is an afternoon event featuring up to 30 different breweries, pouring nearly 100 different beers! Live music performances from The Katie Gray Band, Eve Mason, All Star Opera (Seattle's 2017 Best Band) and Withering Blooms. Your ticket will also get you a BBQ dinner and a souvenir beer glass! There will be lawn/drinking games and silent auctions as well!

Net proceeds benefit Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation’s beneficiary organizations: Our-TreeHouse, Growing Alliances and Make.Shift Literacy Programs.

Student tickets available to this year’s Bellingham Beer & Music Festival!
$25 ticket price includes access to all bands, BBQ dinner (vegetarian option available), and
beer!

4.5 hours of live music, and beer from up to 30 different breweries, four cider companies, one
winery and at least one distillery!

Tickets must be paid for in advance at 9Restaurant, 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham. Must
present you college identification at time of purchase to receive discounted ticket!

Get Tickets!

Want to get in for free? Learn how to volunteer!

Volunteer Info

Free MAST Certification for Make.Shift Volunteers

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Make.Shift is the lucky benefactor of the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation.  In exchange for receiving a donation from all of their events, we have agree to provide them with MAST* certified volunteers.  If you are at least 21 and able to commit to pouring beer at the  Bellingham Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, June 30th.  Make.Shift will pay for the MAST Certification of the first 15 volunteers! 

Please sign up below if interested!

Volunteer Sign Up

 

 

Beachside Beerfest & BBQ Fundraiser

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is thrilled to host our first annual Beachside Beerfest & BBQ! Attendees will receive a 4 oz. tasting glass and ten tickets to try different local, craft beers of their choice. Live music, games on the lawn, and a BBQ buffet are also all included with your ticket.

100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Make.Shift in Bellingham. Make.Shift is a non-profit formed in 2008 located in the heart of Bellingham's arts district with the mission of providing an all ages space for art and music.

Get your tickets here

Taste beers from local breweries such as Skagit River Brewery, Farmstrong Brewery, Pike Brewing Company and others. Enjoy music by Bellingham band, Baby Cakes!

Semiahmoo Resort’s Tent Pavilion and Peace Arch Pier
                          May 19, 2018 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.                         
$40 per person (21+)
 

Get tickets!

Bellingham Music Film Festival

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The third annual Bellingham Music Film Festival is a showcase of music through the medium of film. The films include music videos and shorts all focused around music-inspired subject matter. The Bellingham Music Film Festival is an inclusive space inviting both student and professional filmmakers from both the Pacific Northwest and international landscape.

Nestled between Vancouver and Seattle, Bellingham, Washington has always been a hub for music and film. BMFF would like to celebrate the union of the two by screening exclusively music-related films and connecting this community on a global scale.

Not only will a wide range of film formats be featured at multiple screening sites, but the weekend will be powered by live music.

 

Check out the full schedule here and RSVP on Facebook here.

 

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors:
 The Wild Buffalo, Kombucha Town and Rook & Rogue.