Bumber-by-Number show at 2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival

“Bumber By Number” is an interactive and fully immersive Paint-by-Number art exhibit curated by Marlow Harris and JoDavid for the 2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival.

The show features an interactive audience participatory paint-by-number homage to Edouard Manet’s “The Picnic” (“Le Dejeuner sur L’Herbe”) by artist Ryan Feddersen. In addition, bask in the glory of Victoria BC artist Bill Blair’s amazing life-size paint-by-number banners and guitars, and local Seattle artists create incredible canvases of altered vintage Paint-by-Numbers.

Ryan Feddersen has created a tableau complete with hand-cast wax crayons used to bring her murals to life.

Canadian artist Bill Blair creates Stories for Paint-by-Number and paints huge 9’x7′ foot Paint-by-Number backdrops.

Over 40 modern, contemporary, abstract and pop surrealist artists were given vintage completed Paint-by-Number paintings and asked to alter them in their own style.

Here is Janet Galore’s “Blue Boy”, prior to transformation.

Seattle artist Troy Gua chose two clowns he called “Father and Son”.

Pop culture cutie Lisa Petrucci adds her own personal style to this tiger painting.

Fantagraphics favorite Jim Woodring puts his own twist on this bucolic covered bridge scene:

John Brophy, fresh from his show at Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery, creates “Gift Horse”:

Art Army artist Mike Leavitt, who shows in Seattle at Roq la Rue, Copro Nason in LA and the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC made this fine trio of work:

Detail of Mike’s work:

Jim Dever’s Duck’s Revenge is for sale with all proceeds to benefit Camp Corey:

Nancy Guppy’s piece is an homage to Robert Hardgrave:

And her completed piece:

And Robert Hardgrave himself took a staid and formal arrangement of flowers…..

And re-created the piece in an unusual and unexpected way.

Seattle artist Mary Iverson was recently featured in Juxtapoz Magazine.

“Bag Painter” Chris Crites, chose a classic ship to alter:

And added his own personal style to the piece:

Show details:

• Curated by:
Marlow Harris

• Featured Artists:
Ryan Feddersen
Bill Blair

• Special Guest Artists and PRICE LIST will be posted on the Bumber-by-Number website.

High-Resolution photos by Jodavid on Flickr

MORE PHOTOS HERE: Seattle Twist Bumber-by-Number

Bumber By Number and other Visual Arts exhibits are open 11am – 8pm, 9/3 – 9/5, and the Location of the exhibit is the Seattle Center Pavilion (just east of Key Arena)

Free Visual Arts Preview, Thursday, September 1st, 3pm – 9pm, – Mayor’s Arts Awards are 4-6pm

• The dates and times of Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival are 9/3 – 9/5, 11am – 11pm at Seattle Center.

Please visit their website for information…

A visit to our Paint-by-Number Salon on Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow hosted by Andy St. Claire.

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