Constellation & Co. in Space!

I am excited to be writing my first blog post for Constellation & Co. and to have a chance to introduce myself! My name is Holly Power and lately I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes administrative things here at Constellation.

You may have gotten an email from me in response to an estimate request or seen me hanging around at shows with Brad and Sara (a little because I work for them, a lot because Sara's my bestie!). It's my great pleasure to be dipping my toes into the blogging side of things for a business that I love and am thrilled to be a part of. You will probably be hearing a lot more from me in the future, so enough about me, let's talk about Cosmic Sans...

Two weeks ago we had the amazing opportunity to curate the opening of Cosmic Sans, a super fun collaboration of artists who came together to create a sans serif space and sci-fi themed alphabet. The show exhibited 26 unique pieces by 24 artists that were sold via silent auction the night of the opening. We are so grateful to all the artists and people who helped make this show possible! It far exceeded our expectations! We sold all 26 pieces, and were able to raise over $1,ooo to donate to the folks at 826 Seattle, a wonderful non-profit that offers free tutoring, help with homework, creative writing classes and field trip opportunities for kids here in Seattle. Wow!

Guests checking out the cosmic art

Folks enjoying this happy alien mural by Josh Power (my very own super talented husband!)

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Some fierce bidding action! (That's Jenny's hubby, by the way!)

For those space lovers out there who weren't able to make it to the opening, don't worry! The show will be up at the Design Commission Gallery in Pioneer Square for the entire month of September. Hurray!

If you missed the show, we're working on a gallery site (like our Dream series gallery) to show off all of the awesome work. Also, if you weren't able to get your hands on one of  these out-of-this-world art pieces to take home, you will be happy to hear that we are working on putting together a poster, which will include a small version of each design, and a coffee table book available through Blurb.com. The proceeds from the posters and books will also be donated towards the fantastic work being done at 826 Seattle. We are so excited for this opportunity to continue to partner with them to inspire kids! We'll be sure to update you when both products are available.

Thanks again to Design Commission for hosting us, and to the following stellar human beings who donated their artwork:

Patrick Mahoney Luz Bratcher Jason Powers Abe Vizcarra Jesse Jaren Graham Stinson Trish Mahoney Justin Mezzell Drew Pickard Jesse Penico Lisa Schneller Joseph Ekloff Sara McNally Chase Bratton Josh Power Jess McCarty Kim Merrikin Mary Kate McDevitt Tim Darragh Mary Frances Foster Jade Kwan Brad McNally Paige Pauli Zac Schwiet

Also thanks to Jenny Linquist, who is our favorite photographer ever, and took these great photos.