Dara Solliday
Accreted Terrane Exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art
Accreted Terrane explores the metaphor of continent formation on the west coast, with an eye on artists moving into the Northwest from elsewhere and staying. As such, "accretion" implies a layering or stratification of depositional events. Conceptual approaches, notwithstanding the region's reputation for process, materials, and craft.

October 4th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Opening reception October 4th, 1PM

In Technicolor at KAG and Who Are You? at CoCA
Early and later works from the Regrade series at both galleries, as well as a new iteration of an installation-turned-sculpture by Savina Mason and myself. silvershoal.com

October 16th, 5-9PM

Seattle Design Center
5701 Sixth Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108


Northwest Fine Arts Competition, and Encaustic Workshop
Phinney Center Gallery is hosting the NFAC, and the juror has selected 3 of my works for the October-November exhibition.

Opening reception October 10th, 6-8PM

Phinney Center Gallery
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

I'm also teaching a 2 part encaustic workshop on Ocober 18th & 25th. More information at

New Work at Kate Alkarni Gallery
Kate Alkarni Gallery
5701 Sixth Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

August 21st reception at the Seattle Design Center Art Walk

Silver Shoal installation is up until August 31st
New work at Kate Alkarni Gallery
All Woman
featuring: Naoko Morisawa, Savina Mason, Dara Solliday, Ozden Odman, Julie Devine, Arara Wang

Kate Alkarni Gallery
5701 Sixth Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

April 17st, 6-9pm
(opening reception & Artwalk)
May 15th 6-9pm
June 19th 6-9pm
(closing reception & Artwalk)

Room 104 Gallery Salon Show & Open Studio
Room 104 Gallery will sadly be closing it's doors later this summer, but not before going out with a bang! The artist's will be showing new work in a salon show, with guest artists for the month of June. See the show during Pioneer Square's 1st Thursday Art Walk, then head over to my studio at '57 Biscayne for our biannual open house for a visit with the resident artists, music, installation art, and all of our usual tricks—

Installation by SOLLIDAY | MASON
We're at it again! Savina Mason and I are currently designing the build for an installation in the gallery space behind Arundel Books. It will be open to the public for First Thursday Art Walk in May and June in Pioneer Square. More details soon...
Bookbinding for Printmakers Class at Pratt Fine Arts Center
6-10pm, Mondays at Pratt, March 17- April 7, 2014

New class! This book arts class will cover bindings that are especially suited to prints and thick paper mixed media. We will cover Concertina/Accordion Binding, Japanese Stab Binding, Coptic Stitch, and Stiff Leaf Album Binding. In each project, we will discuss book composition, visual narrative, and paper engineering methods that will enhance each student's individual book arts aesthetic. No previous binding experience required.
'57 Biscayne Annual Holiday Open Studio
December 5th, First Thursday Art Walk
Come visit our studios in Pioneer Square! In addition to our various work spaces and disciplines, we have guest vendors, an opera singer, and a temporary installation by Savina Mason and I. 6-9pm
More Paintings About Buildings & Cars: Dara Solliday and Molly Magai
September 20th - November 2nd, 2013

Room 104 Gallery
306 S. Washington St. #104
Seattle, WA

Reception October 3rd, 6-9pm

Introduction to Book Arts I Class at '57 Biscayne
Back by popular demand! I'll be teaching Intro to Book Arts I at my studio in Pioneer Square this October. This will be a small class including: Japanese Stab Binding, Accordion and Concertina Binding, Coptic Binding, and Stiff Leaf Binding with an emphasis on Artist Books. Cost for 4 sessions: $150

Tuesdays, 6-9:30pm, October 8th-29th

'57 Biscayne Artist Studios
110 Cherry St. #202
Seattle, WA 98104
Intro to Book Arts I Class at Pratt Fine Arts Center
Wednesdays, 6-10pm, August 7th-28th
Pratt Fine Arts Center

Class description and enrollment at:
Regrade at NW Encaustic
A preview of new work from my Regrade series will be showing at Northwest Encaustic this March through April.

Northwest Encaustic
7150 44th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA

Reception April 11th, 6-9pm

Things to Come at Room 104 Gallery
Room 104 Contemporary is opening it's doors in November with a group show of artists who will exhibit there throughout the next year. I'll have new work from the Regrade series installed, along with several other contemporary artists from the Pacific Northwest.

Things to Come, November 1 - December 15
Room 104 Contemporary
306 S. Washington St. #104
Seattle, WA

Reception November 1st, 6 - 9pm

Show Us Yours at CoCA
Opening Friday, September, 28th, 6-9pm

Show Us Yours, CoCA Members' Show
September 28th - October 25th

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave South Ste.258

'57 Biscayne Biannual
Plans for our biannual in-house exhibition are underway! New works, a live brass band performing, more screen prints, letterpress, jewelry and photography in the hallway gallery. Come see what we've been up to these last six months and peruse a selection of artist books and hand-bound journals in Studio 2.

June 2012, First Thursday Art Walk
First Thursday at '57 Biscayne
I am ecstatic to announce that a group of us, the diaspora of 619 Western, have moved our studios to another building in Pioneer Square. Named after the "only (we think) pop song reference to eminent domain", '57 Biscayne was remodeled and fitted (and permitted by the city) in a record-breaking six weeks before the mandatory closing of 619.

Please join us at 110 Cherry Street for a celebratory First Thursday Artwalk on December 1st, followed by a holiday open house on Sunday, December 4th. More info is available on the website-
Electrolux: See Jane Draw
A selection of drawings and prints from Pioneer Square's longest running figure drawing group will be available at Catherine Trapani's new space, Beloved. I have a couple of prints in the show from the "Hera" series, mixed method prints based on the domestic archetype.

Opening November 3rd during First Thursday Artwalk with the artists, Catherine and more at http://belovedtheshop.com/Home.html
New Work at Phinney Center Gallery
Weight, Water, Regrade
Encaustic Mixed Media by Dara Solliday

August 2011
Phinney Center Gallery
Seattle, WA

Opening Reception:
Friday, August 12

A/NT Presents ENVIRONS, A Group Show Curated by Pun(c)tuation
Pun(c)tuation Gallery has curated this show about environments, and it's been great to be involved. Information about the show, reception and artist talk is at http://www.antgallery.org/zexhibitions/c
Karass Creative
The marmots at Karass Creative have installed some of my recent encaustic panels in their fantastic work space. See what they're about at karasscreative.com
Kobo at Higo
Seattle/Artists for Japan

100% of sales to benefit International Red Cross

March 26-27th, 2011

Studio at 619 Western
I've recently moved the studio to a larger work space downtown.
Email or request information on the Contact page to arrange studio visits or encaustic tutorials-

Dara Solliday
619 Western Ave
Suite 6S
Seattle, WA

Y(Art) Sale at Ouch my Eye Studios
Come out to the 1st Thursday Artwalk this week for the Y(Art) sale!
I'll have a few encaustic on wood pieces available at Ouch my Eye Studios during the month of August.

Ouch My Eye
1022 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
SoDo Arts Battle Royale
New Work and Selected Work
at the Bemis Building Juried Show

May 15th, 2010

55 South Atlantic Street
Seattle, WA 98134

Dara Solliday and S.L. Spidell
Encaustic Mixed Media and Collaborative Works
Inspired by the Human Figure

Dara Solliday and S.L. Spidell

July 2010

Caffe Zingaro
127 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA
Encaustic Mixed Media at Trabant
Selected Works and New Work from Untitled Pacific Series
January - February 2010

Trabant U District
1309 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA
December Open Studio
Open Studio & Gallery Party
after the Fremont Artwalk
Friday, December 4th, 8-11pm

We will be showing new works, work in process and collecting food donations for Northwest Harvest. See website below for details.

Gasworks Gallery
3815 4th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Directions to the gallery-
Work at Caffe Zingaro
A selection of encaustic mixed media at Caffe Zingaro in Queen Anne

May 1st-31st
March Openings
Please join us at Gasworks Gallery for an open studio (after the Fremont Art Walk) on Friday, March 6th from 8-11pm


The following Saturday, March 14th, there will be a reception for my work at Horseshoe in Ballard from 6-9pm

Happy New Year, everyone!
Upcoming Shows
Pause and Construction:
Encaustic Mixed Media Work
by Dara Solliday

May 15th - June 17th 2008
Trabant U-District
1309 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA
Open Studio: New Work and Postcard Project
Open Studio at Gasworks
Fremont First Friday Art Walk

April 4th, 2009

Gasworks Gallery
3815 4th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Directions to the gallery-
Back to Work...
Greetings All!

Currently working out of a studio in Seattle, Washington and preparing for two installations this summer.

Also, I've received notice of a catalog publication from a juried show last year at Emerge Gallery. The work, "Midcity Tryptich," was awarded 2nd place and will be published in The Rebel 50. Please feel free to contact me if you would like a copy of the catalog.

Thank you every one for your continued support, especially while moving from east to west coast. The drive was amazing.
Upcoming Shows
Address & Architecture: Encaustic Mixed Media and Lithographs
by Dara Solliday
December 2007
Jenkins Fine Art Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

Reception: Tuesday
December 11, 2007
5-8pm 2nd Floor Foyer

Also Opening...

Shed Church: A Collaborative Installation by members of THE LAB group
Michael Webster, Jon Cobbs, Maurice Moore, Dara Solliday, Thomas Skinner, Holly Ann Sailors, Frank Benefield and Jon Whitley
December 2007-February 2008
Jenkins Fine Art Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC