Three are permanent so note the Year on each.

MAYA - permanent
to May 11

MAYA - permanent

My 11' bronze sculpture will be unveiled on May 11, 2018.  From 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. there will be an event to greet her.  Please come.  It's outside at Yesler and Broadway, across from the Yesler Community Center.

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2019 Museum of Northwest Art Luminaries Exhibit
to Mar 24

2019 Museum of Northwest Art Luminaries Exhibit

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ends March 24, 2019 - see MoNA’s site for hours and details

Come join us for the opening of the Spell of the West and the 2016 Luminary Award-winning artists exhibitions. Luminary artists include Denzil Hurley, George Rodriguez, SuttonBeresCuller, and Saya Moriyasu

    Sunday & Monday: Noon - 5pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

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Monkey Way
to Oct 29

Monkey Way

on view 24/7 

505 Union Station Building, Seattle, Washington (between 4th and 5th and Weller)  It’s in the walkway window just past Starbuck’s as you transition from Chinatown/ID to the street across that leads to the trains that take commuters to Everett and Tacoma. 

The current political situation is awkward in that it seeps into the work via monkeys and lots of shelves that are not functional. This moment of instability in US politics leads to inspirations from moments in history in France and China. Putting all these elements all together is a visual mash-up that comes from my life in a family mixed both in class and culture.

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Gallery One - special pieces
to Dec 30

Gallery One - special pieces

Gallery One

408 N. Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926


November 6 – December 30 , 2015

Opening Reception: November 6, 5-8pm

Main Gallery

Gallery One Annual Holiday Show
Come browse our expanded gift shop during this annual show. With a variety of unique handcrafted items for everyone on your shopping list.

Mezzanine Gallery

Featured Artisans
We’ve hand-selected high-end work by regional artists. Shop for that special gift for the extra special person. Artists on display include:

Nick Bosso
Maria Cristalli
Stephanie Hargrave
Josh Humphrey
Leslie Nan Moon
Saya Moriyasu
Larry Richmond
Jim Wernex


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to Oct 15


Jeffry Mitchell, Saya Moriyasu, Rebecca Morgan, Brian Murphy, Nicholas Nyland

Project Diana: Susanna Bluhm

Writer-in-residence: Brigdet Stixrood


Saya Moriyasu, Hillbilly Moonshine Dream, 2011, glazed ceramic and wood (courtesy G. Gibson Gallery)

JUGS features the work of five artists who have interpreted the jug form, particularly what’s known as the ugly jug or face jug. Curated by artist Nicholas Nyland, the works in the exhibition share a common sense of playful dialog with historical art and craft traditions including Northern Renaissance allegorical painting, outsider and folk art, contemporary Funk art and underground comix. Like those predecessors, these artists and ceramics dive headfirst into the base materiality and emotive possibilities of their medium and don’t shy from the personal, the sexual or the absurd.

The Alice
6007 12th Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98108
on the second floor (The Alice is NOT wheelchair accessible.)
The Alice is open Saturdays 12 to 5 and by appointment.  
Each show is 6 weeks and will be open for Georgetown Art Attacks on the 2nd Saturday of every month.


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Out of Sight
to Aug 2

Out of Sight

Vital 5 Productions proudly presents

A survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest.

Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson

In tandem with the Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight presents over 80 visual artists in 24,000 square feet of the historic King Street Station. Join us for this landmark event. 

Thursday July 30th – Preview and Grand Opening Party  7:00 – 11:00

Special Guests and Performances TBA $50 (age 21+) includes one re-entry over the weekend 

July 31 + August 1 - $10 (all ages) - exhibition hours 12:00 – 8:00

(happy hour bar service 5:00 to 8:00)

August 2 - $10 (all ages) -exhibition hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

(swedish pancake brunch 10:00 to 2:00)

Tickets on sale now at: TICKETS

Exhibiting Artists:

Humaira Abid, Iole Alessandrini, Julie Alexander, Julie Alpert, Megumi Shauna Arai, Rick Araluce, Nola Avienne, JD Banke, Crystal Barbre, Baso Fibonacci, Joey Bates, Justin Beckman, Jared Bender, Gretchen Frances Bennett, Zack Bent, Gala Bent, Evan Blackwell, Colleen RJC Bratton, John Brophy, Jazz Brown, Bette Burgoyne, Max Cleary, Frank Correa, Tim Cross, Casey Curran, Brian Cypher, Sue Danielson, Jack Daws, Patrick “Duffy" De Armas, Jed Dunkerley, Warren Dykeman, Barbara Earl Thomas, Debbie Faas, Leiv Fagereng, Jueqian Fang, Aidan Fitzgerald, Scott Foldesi, Julia Freeman, Erin Frost, Neal Fryett, Justin Gibbens, Damien Gilley, Klara Glosova, Mandy Greer, Francisco Guerrero, Laura Hamje, Robert Hardgrave, Colleen Hayward, Jenny Heishman, Julia Hensley, Jesse Higman, C. Davida Ingram, Jeff Jacobson, Claire Johnson, Sean M. Johnson, Ken Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Izzie Klingles, Kirk Lang, Kat Larson, Mike Leavitt, Rich Lehl, Greg Lewis, Margie Livingston, Francesca Lohmann, Amanda Manitach, Chris McMullen, Jennifer McNeely, Katie Metz, Steven Miller, Ryan Molenkamp, Saya Moriyasu, Scott Musgrove, David Nelson, Matthew Offenbacher, Tyna Ontko, Michael Ottersen, Joe Park, Mary Ann Peters & MKNZ, Eleanor Petry, Jason Puccinelli, Cheyenne Randall, Wendy Red Star, Rob Rhee, Tivon Rice, George Rodriguez, Ashleigh Rose Robb, Joe Rudko, Serrah Russell, Sail, Joe Shlichta, Rafael Soldi, Kellie Talbot, Polina Tereshina, Chris Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Sarita Valdes, Joey Veltkamp, Redd Walitzki, Tariqa Waters, Casey Weldon, Chandler Woodfin, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas, and Jennifer Zwick 

Follow us on Instagram @outofsightseattle

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Parlor - G. Gibson Gallery
to Jun 6

Parlor - G. Gibson Gallery

New work in oil, sumi and ceramic.  This sampling of work is based on the idea of the Parlor.

Parlor or Parlour derives from the Old French word parloir or parler ("to speak"), and entered English around the turn of the 13th century.  As the parlour was the room in which the larger world encountered the private sphere of middle class life, the family's face to the world, it was invariably the best room in the home. The parlour frequently displayed a family's best furnishingsworks of art and other status symbols. (from Wikipedia)

This new work encounters some of this feeling of a parlor both as a greeting place and the idea of middle class.  My work has always been interested in how art intersects with social class.  The objects in this work reference art history and craft history and myself as maker and translation of seeing and making.

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Island Cases
to Oct 19

Island Cases

Up now in the N-Gates (North Satellite) of the SeaTac Airport.  

I have four cases of artwork that seem to tell a story of crossing islands searching for exotic animals, light and love.

The end date is to be determined but hopefully into Fall 2015.


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SOIL auction - give my Cookie a home
1:00 PM13:00

SOIL auction - give my Cookie a home

Cookie is a functional cookie jar complete with a little toupe!  This is the only cookie jar I've ever made.  My grandmother, Elva Emmaline Luce, had (and now I have) an owl cookie jar.  I loved visiting her and having one of her ginger cookies.  This jar is 13" high and also has another compartment on the top for hiding things.  I originally made the piece in 2005 and added a little shag, loom work in 2015.  It somehow seemed significant to have a piece that spanned a decade to honor SOIL's two decades. 

Come raise a glass to celebrate 20 years of SOIL at this years spectacular 20th Birthday Auction featuring ace auctioneer Laura Michalek!  (I think I was part of SOIL for 10 of those 20 years!)

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at the luminous Greg Kucera Gallery
212 Third Ave South, Seattle

Festivities start at 1pm

$40 at the door, $35 if you wear a birthday hat!

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Wrappings - The Alice
to May 3

Wrappings - The Alice

Upcoming show with 

Wrappings is the second exhibition at the newly formed contemporary art space The Alice, located in the Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown. This exhibition features 3 artists, Saya Moriyasu, Colleen Hayward and Justyn Hergreberg.  These three artists use materials that are often not seen as art materials, such as seed beads, staples and nylon. Saya will show her newest artistic endeavor of intricately beaded and woven necklaces.  Colleen will be exhibiting new paper rock sculptures that are made from ink paintings and staples. Justyn will be exhibiting a series of collage paintings made from pennies, cardboard and nylon.
Saya Moriyasu, Seattle, WA
Colleen Hayward, Seattle, WA
Justyn Hergreberg, Portland, OR

The Alice is located at 6007 12th Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98108
on the second floor 
(The Alice is NOT wheelchair accessible.)
Hours: Saturday 12 to 5 and by appointment. 
Each show runs for 6 weeks and will be open for Georgetown Art Attacks on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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to Oct 25

Hortus Curiosus (The Garden of Curiosity) at MadCampus

Uread Jen Graves article here

Maki Tamura and Saya Moriyasu

Hortus Curiosus (The Garden of Curiosity) at MadCampus

Maki and I made a garden of curiosity.  Working in concrete (faux bois) and fabric to create a setting and seating in the medicinal herb garden.  The history of the UW is an integral part of the work (and monkeys).

Mad Campus is MadArt’s latest public art installation, located throughout the UW Seattle Campus from September 13th-October 25th. Visit our Mad Campus

ART at

G. Gibson Gallery

Prints, sculptures and even tiny people.  
All just waiting for you.


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to Nov 29

Stories of a Changing China

Sun Valley Center for the Arts 

The Sun Valley Center for the Arts offers Stories of a Changing China, an opportunity to explore the political, economic and cultural realities of one of the most dynamic countries in the world. 

I think of China and the "mother" country to Japan where my father is from.  So my work references the Fu dogs as something more than the ones in Japan.  The history of interactions between the Orient and the Occident included trade of ideas, art and crafts.  The meaning of the dogs is altered when it is in Asia versus when it is in the West.   ~ Saya
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