• 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 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 www.antgallery.org/zexhibitions/curated?

  • 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