Monday, April 2, 2012

Performed as opening act for Romanteek/Tall House Arts Consortium production...

My 11-year-old niece, Phoenix, and I performed as the opening act for a collaborative production by Romanteek and the Tall House Arts Consortium, called "All of the Shadows Open" - an astounding evening of live music, daring acrobatics, and eloquent movement...

 Our opening piece, called "Picnic at Souls Crossing," involved movement, sound, and video.
As we engaged the audience by walking up and down the theater aisles and through the lobby, music and image framed the narrative - a video played on the theater screen which served as a backdrop and an extension of the space, portraying a forest path along which the audience could travel with us.

As the video transitioned from a moving path to a still clearing, Phoenix and I met in the middle of the stage. We exchanged gifts, a red apple for each of us, took our bites, fell under a spell, and transformed, leaving the stage as a fox and a rabbit...

Photo by Robin Ewing


Tallhouse Arts Consortium on Facebook:

New bench in downtown Olympia!

Last year, I was awarded an opportunity to create another bench for the Downtown Olympia Bench Project, which was unveiled (installed) during the Fall Arts Walk in October (2011)!

 Photo by Bridget Irish

This second bench,  was painted by hand, in small squares of several different shades of greens with a splash of glittery silver here and there. It's located at the corner of Legion and Capitol Way, outside of the Starbucks across from Sylvester Park.

Photo by Bridget Irish

The first bench I created for the Downtown Olympia Bench Project is called "Match Game" and is located further down Capitol Way, just outside of the Bread Peddler.

For more information about the "Match Game" bench:

Monday, August 29, 2011

New blog launched: HIKE ART!

Hike Art
"a site to share art and stuff
made or found while out in nature"

please, check it out, and send in some stuff to post!
(info for submissions is in sidebar)

best wishes,

"Reclining Nude" -- Moran State Park, Orcas Island
photo by Bridget Irish, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New painting in group show at The Northern - Opening July 20th (Weds), 6pm

I'll have a new painting, "A Song of Summer for My Sister" (2011, acrylic/latex house paint on canvas, 30x40 inches), hanging in the "Summer in Olympia"-themed group art show at the Northern - - July-August 2011.
This show is formally titled: "Hey Folks We Made It... and Now It's Over" because, sadly, the Northern is closing and this will be its final art show.
Opening: Weds, July 20th, 6pm
The Northern - 321 4th Ave - downtown Olympia
Curated by Amanda Davis, this exhibit will also feature work by Vanessa Lang, Reid Urban, Jean Nagai, Elise Harper, Joey MacGregor, Jahla Brown, Dylan Sharp, Jonah Trople, Olivia Samples, Kate Robinson, and others!

Two new photo postcards - just in time for Lakefair!

A couple of older images which are now hot-off-the-press postcards!
4x6 inches on 15pt heavy-duty card stock, with rounded corners, and a matte finish.
For more info, please contact postcardsbybridgetirish (at) gmail (dot) com.

(Please do not copy and/or use these images without permission - thank you!)

 Capitol Lake (during Lakefair)
- - - part of the "miniaturized" Olympia scenes series - - -

 (no caption)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Photo Postcards Now Available at Select Shops in Downtown Olympia!

A variety of photo postcards now available at Compass Rose, Ginger Street, and Orca Books, in beautiful downtown Olympia. For more information, please contact: postcardsbybridgetirish (at) gmail (dot) com...
(All images below by Bridget Irish - please do not copy and/or use without permission - thanks so much!)

 Percival Landing, Budd Bay - Olympia, WA (2008)

 Capitol Lake and 4th Ave Bridge - Olympia, WA
 Sunrise Silhouette - Olympia, WA

 Spider Lake - Mason County, WA

Newsstand vendor - NYC, NY

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Selling Postcards at the Artists' Garage Sale this Saturday, May 21st, 10am-3pm, Olympia

I am finally having some of my photos made into postcards! It's very exciting and I look forward to unveiling them at the Artists' Garage Sale this Saturday, May 21st (at the Armory on Legion in downtown Olympia).

The event runs from 10am to 3pm and is sponsored by POSSCA, a fantastic Olympia-based non-profit that makes it possible for youth to participate in K-12 arts programs:

In addition to this inaugural selection of 5 different photo-based postcards (please see below), I will also have a selection of hand-drawn one-of-a-kind postcards available for purchase.

ALSO - I'll be sharing my booth with the amazing Sarah Adams - community events organizer extraordinaire, seamstress, and fellow artist. She'll be offering handmade clothing, sewing equipment, and other gems from her studio and home.

AND Sarah Utter will also have a booth, representin' Olympia's Community Print, and may have some of her own gorgeous work for sale as well...

Hope to see you there!

All photographs below by Bridget Irish - please do not copy and/or use without permission - for inquiries regarding wholesale or retail purchase, please contact: postcardsbybridgetirish (at) - thanks so much!

 4th Avenue Bridge - Olympia, WA

 Sunrise Silhouette - Olympia, WA

 Newspaper vendor - NYC, NY

 Percival Landing, Budd Bay - Olympia, WA (2008)

Spider Lake, WA
- the mirroring effect is natural, the lake was so still that day.