Press Room

 

Excerpts

"Seattle's perfect 

little secret."

-Lonelyplanet.com November 2019

 

"Ryan James reveals its

gallery secret, Belltown."

-Kirkland Lifestyle Magazine June 2019

 

"Be a part of the party"

-Kirkland Living Magazine June 2019

"Ryan James has become a household

name in the Eastside and Seattle 

arts communities."

-425 Magazine May 2019

 

"Best of 425: Art Gallery"

-425 Magazine May 2019

 

"More committed to the Eastside 

than anyone I know."

-Nicole Mangina 425 Show February 2019

"The ryan james fine arts roster is rich with prominent pioneering

Washington artists' names." 

- Kirkland Lifestyle Magazine February 2019

"Staring at your wall

and thinking they need a

contemporary refresh?

Ryan James has something for you."

-Nicole Mangina 425 Show January 2019

 

"On your itinerary for romance in Kirkland, ryan james fine arts" 

- Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine December 2018

 

"Clients often identify with a special piece

of artwork and inquire as to its source of

origin than are delighted to discover that

these pieces are sourced from local artists"

- Kirkland Lifestyle Magazine December 2018

 

"Ryan James is an artist at heart.

He may not be the one putting 

brush to canvas, but his passion for art

and eye for talent provides the perfect

blank canvas for his career."

- Kirkland Lifestyle Magazine October 2018

 

"Ryan James has the eye to spot the

best of the best"

- 425 Business Magazine June 2018

 

"Best of 425: Art Gallery"

-425 Magazine May 2018

 

"Visual Impressions is the rare

art competition that is based

not just on what the jury sees

but also on an extensive interview process

with artists under consideration."

-The Olympian May 2018

 

"Revitalizing the art market on the Eastside"

-LifeinKirkland.com March 2018

 

"On The Ladder"

- 425 Business January 2018

  

"James’ greatest passion for his business

is bringing arts to the community

and developing strong community relationships"

-Kirkland Reporter December 2017

 

"Eastside Art Gallery to visit"

- 425 Magazine November 2017

 

"A unique enclave of art"

- Destination Hotels Travel October 2017

 

"Creating an experience to be

inspirational as well a fun."

- Kirkland Living Magazine October 2017

 

"In Kirkland, ryan james fine arts

is a pioneer all its own, helping push

the region’s art scene

beyond the bounds of Seattle"

. – Moneyinc.com September 2017

 

"This fine art studio focuses

on paving the way

and shaping the modern, abstract,

and conceptual movements

through the way they curate."

- The Stranger September 2017

 

"Really quality presentation"

- Pat Pauley Art Beat NW September 2017

 

"The Garden of You sculpture park

 showcases the passionate work

of Washington artists, symbolizing the

intersection of design and engineering."

- Kirkland Reporter July 2017

 

"We’re getting educated about art"

- FaveLifestyles.com June 2017

 

"Beautifully curated"

- Yuliya Suleymanova Suley Media May 2017

 

"Celebrating art in its many forms"

- Kirkland Living Magazine May 2017

 

"Rebuilding arts in the community"

- Kirkland Reporter May 2017

 

"Today Ryan James is living the dream"

- The List: Ryan James

- 425 Magazine April 2017

 

"An Artistic reawakening in Kirkland"

- Destination Hotels Travel Blog March 2017 

 

"A project of poetic responses to visual arts"

- Gardner Center Seattle Asian Art Museum October 2016

 

"Quality is really there"

- Pat Pauley Art Beat NW October 2016

 

"Ryan James has built a reputation

on the Eastside for

specializing in value growth artwork"

- Kirkland Living Magazine July 2015

 

425 Reasons to Love the Eastside:

ryan james fine arts #257

- 425 Magazine January/February 2015

 

"Engaging events"

- Currently Kirkland March 2014

 

"Ryan James’ ebullient personality is an accurate reflection

of his gallery’s vision"

- Totem Lake Bulletin October 2013

 

"Celebrating local WA artists"

-Kirkland Reporter September 2013

 

" A new gallery concept bringing

 together arts & community"

- Bellevue Reporter July 2013

 

"Rain of Emotions"

- luxe Magazine June 2013

 

"Live, distinctly. Select the perfect

piece of art for your home

with ryan james fine arts"

- Evokemodern.com June 2013

"art plays a role in

making sustainability fashionable"

-Consumingconsciously.net June 2013

 

"Art interest grows with new gallery "

– 425 Magazine May/June 2013

 

"Curation is outstanding"

-Hot Press nwws.org March 2013

 

"It’s not just art, it’s entertainment!"

- Bellevue Downtown Magazine Spring 2013

“Locating art for your home should be utilized

through a gallery that will take the time to get to

know  you as a person 

and guide you through the many different

art mediums and forms.”

-Consumer Media Network November 2012

Noteworthy

2019 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

- 425 Magazine

 

2017-2019 Appointed Commission Chair 

City of Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission

 

2018 The Best of 425 Art Gallery Award 

- 425 Magazine

 

2018 Appointed Board President 

Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce 

 

2017 Merrily Dicks Community

Arts & Culture Award

- Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

 

2016 A. Duane Lund

Member of the Year Award 

- Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce 

2015 Outstanding Volunteer Award 

- Kirkland Downtown Association 

 

2014 Mayor's CACHET Finalist 

- City of Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission

 

2013 Eastside Small Business

of the Year Finalist

- Eastside Business Awards

 

 

 

 

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