Level It Fundraiser Event!
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Level It Fundraiser Event!

SAVE THE DATE!

NOVEMBER 3rd, 2018

7pm - 10pm

Level It invites you to celebrate our first year's achievements and launch us into the next by helping us meet our 

$15K FUNDRAISING GOAL!!!

YOU can help us meet this goal with your $10 cover to the event, by purchasing drinks at our whiskey, beer & wine bar, shopping our new Level It merch, and buying into our raffle- featuring amazing items from Filson, Gamine Workwear, and more!

Join us for a night of music and arty entertainment featuring:

Cherdonna

Michelle Lassaline

Emma High

All are welcome


Credit Cards accepted but don't forget to bring cash!

All proceeds from this event will go directly to funding and developing workshops + lectures in 2019, paying our expert instructors, rental space fees, operating costs, and subsidizing class attendance so we may ensure our programming is accessible to all.


Can’t make it to the party,
but want to support our unique mission?

DONATE HERE 

(Through Shunpike's website - Contributions are tax deductible)

What more can you do??
Send this invitation to your friends, family and colleagues. Tell them what we do and how they can support our mission by joining us at the fundraiser or by making a financial contribution online.

THANK YOU to our fiscal and in-kind sponsors: Allison & Ross, Dietl International, Art Work, Artech, Alison and Glen Milliman , Dry Fly Distillery, Filson, Gamine Workwear, Georgetown Brewery, and South Park Hall.

Thank you to our promotional sponsors: Art Handlers Alliance of New York, Art Handler Magazine, Art Tech Space UK, and PACCIN.

We can’t say it enough…THANK YOU!!!

 See you at the party!

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Level It at the 2018 WMA Annual Meeting
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Level It at the 2018 WMA Annual Meeting

Join us at the Western Museums Association’s 2018 annual meeting in Tacoma, Washington

Session: Beyond the Plexiglas® Ceiling: A Discussion of Women’s Roles in Exhibits

Session date + time: October 22nd - 11am-12:15pm

Level It will be part of a panel discussion with:

SuSan Chan, Exhibition Designer/Project Manager, Washington State Historical Society

Lynette Martin, Exhibition Designer/Preparator, Museum of Glass

Claire Johnson, Owner, Art Exhibition Services

Elizabeth Mauro, Owner, Art Installation

“The exhibits industry has been traditionally dominated by men.  Women in this field are presented with unique challenges—and opportunities—for career development and advancement.  How do women avoid marginalization in the field to find motivation and support in an area where they have been underrepresented?  This facilitated dialogue run by experienced, diverse female museum professionals provides resources for networking and descriptions of real-life situations.  Confidentiality will be respected in this discussion.  All are welcome.”

We hope to see you there!

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Workshop: Essentials of Metal Fabrication
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Essentials of Metal Fabrication

Level It partners with Chelsea Gaddy of Force/Collide to bring you an exclusive tour, demo, and look inside of a woman-owned and operated metal design and fabrication shop.

In this three-hour workshop, Chelsea will lead a discussion about metal-fabrication foundations, using shop tools and equipment to demonstrate concepts.  Learn about basic shop safety, tools and equipment, different types of metals and finishing methods, methods of cutting, grinding, bending and joining metal, and gain an understanding about the different types of welding (oxy acetylene, MIG and TIG), when and why to use them.

In addition to the demo and shop tour Chelsea will share her story of breaking into metal fabrication and some of the advantages and challenges of owning and operating her own business. We’ll discuss local resources for getting started in metal fabrication and pathways into the field.

This class will include interactive demonstrations on a magnetic brake to bend and manipulate your own piece of steel and various other hand-tools. This class will not include hands-on welding opportunities.

If you have ever been curious about getting started in metal fabrication, this workshop is for you! 

Enrollment for this workshop is open to those 18 and older. 

Cost:

$45

SOLD OUT

Link to register HERE!

A friendly reminder that Level It workshops are intended to serve our woman-identified community, a greatly under-represented voice in our field. 

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About the instructor:

Chelsea Gaddy is a metalsmith and owner of Force/Collide, a Seattle-based fabrication studio focused on high-end furniture and architectural work. Read more about Chelsea in City Arts Magazine. 




 

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Workshop: Art and Archival Materials
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Art and Archival Materials

Level It presents Art and Archival Materials led by Geneva Griswold, Associate Objects Conservator at the Seattle Art Museum.

Join us as we dive into the world of archival materials commonly used in art handling. Learn how to select appropriate materials for a wide array of surfaces, mediums, and situations, gain hands-on experience manipulating Ethafoam, Darteck, Tyvek, Marvel Seal, Volara, glassine, and adhesives, understand how materials are assessed and tested for archival properties through Oddy and pH testing, and familiarize yourself with current best practices in the art conservation field.

This workshop is designed to educate participants in current best practices and basic conservation philosophy so you can better understand what materials to use and why when handling, packing, transporting, fabricating, and installing art.

Come with questions, comments and anecdotes on new materials and practices, as this workshop is intended to be interactive and discussion-based. We will also be providing a resources handout on where to purchase materials locally and nationally.

Cost:

$35

SOLD OUT

Link to register HERE!

A friendly reminder that Level It workshops are intended to serve our woman-identified community, a greatly under-represented voice in our field. 

If you're under 18 and would like to participate in this class, please email us before registering!

About the instructor:

Geneva Griswold is the Associate Objects Conservator at the Seattle Art Museum. She focuses on the preservation of SAM’s pre-modern collections, which includes preventive care, research, and treatment of objects in preparation for display. Geneva is Chair of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)’s Sustainability Committee, which promotes material reuse and recycling methods for conservators and allied professionals. Prior to SAM, Geneva was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and held positions at the Walters Art Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute. Her archaeological fieldwork includes seasons at Herculaneum and Abydos, Egypt. Geneva holds MA degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art and the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials.












 

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<happy-hour>June Happy Hour<happy-hour>
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

June Happy Hour

It's June....time for Happy Hour!

Come hang out and enjoy drinks + conversations with friends and colleagues. Find out about upcoming workshops and events! 

We organize to support women-identified individuals working in the art or fabrication industry, those looking to break into the field or those who simply want to support Level It. Feel free to spread the word - the bigger the community, the greater the impact! 

Did you know? ... Happy hours are open to our male friends & colleagues, too.

We'll be there starting at 6:30pm - arrive and leave anytime, it's a casual affair. 

 

 

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Workshop: Woodshop Fundamentals
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Woodshop Fundamentals

Level It presents an exclusive woodshop safety and basics class geared towards art handlers, preparators, and specialty fabricators. In this beginner's class you’ll develop a solid foundation of shop safety and etiquette while participating in hands-on demos using the table saw, band saw, drill press, chop saw, and a variety of other hand and stationary power tools.

Participants will leave with a sense of confidence around the basic terminology, safety and operation of tools in the woodshop. Whether you’re new to the shop environment, or just looking to brush up on your knowledge, all skill levels are welcome.

 

Level It believes in an inclusive definition of Woman, and our participants represent a gender identity spectrum. We welcome our queer, trans, and non-binary community that we ourselves belong to, and work towards more fully representing this inclusive vision of Woman in our industry.  Enrollment for this workshop is open to our women-identified community, 18 and older. 

 

Due to demand, this workshop is being offered on two separate dates. Spaces are reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

Sunday, May 6th, 11am- 3pm - SOLD OUT -

Saturday May 12th, 11am- 3pm - SOLD OUT -

 

Cost:

$65. Materials and use of safety equipment included.

 

Location:

Pratt Fine Arts Center

1902 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98144

 

LINK TO REGISTER HERE

 

About the Instructor:

Andrea Ramsay studied at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. She spends her days as shop manager for the John Grade Sculpture Studio and teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Her commissioned work ranges from custom designed built-ins for unique spaces to midcentury-styled record cabinets.

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Workshop: Woodshop Fundamentals
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Workshop: Woodshop Fundamentals

Level It presents an exclusive woodshop safety and basics class geared towards art handlers, preparators, and specialty fabricators. In this beginner's class you’ll develop a solid foundation of shop safety and etiquette while participating in hands-on demos using the table saw, band saw, drill press, chop saw, and a variety of other hand and stationary power tools.

Participants will leave with a sense of confidence around the basic terminology, safety and operation of tools in the woodshop. Whether you’re new to the shop environment, or just looking to brush up on your knowledge, all skill levels are welcome.

 

Level It believes in an inclusive definition of Woman, and our participants represent a gender identity spectrum. We welcome our queer, trans, and non-binary community that we ourselves belong to, and work towards more fully representing this inclusive vision of Woman in our industry.  Enrollment for this workshop is open to those 18 and older. 

 

Due to demand, this workshop is being offered on two separate dates. Spaces are reserved on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

Sunday, May 6th, 11am- 3pm - SOLD OUT -

Saturday May 12th, 11am- 3pm - SOLD OUT -

 

Cost:

$65. Materials and use of safety equipment included.

 

Location:

Pratt Fine Arts Center

1902 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98144

 

LINK TO REGISTER HERE

 

About the Instructor:

Andrea Ramsay studied at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. She spends her days as shop manager for the John Grade Sculpture Studio and teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Her commissioned work ranges from custom designed built-ins for unique spaces to midcentury-styled record cabinets.

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<happy-hour>APRIL HAPPY HOUR</happy-hour>
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

APRIL HAPPY HOUR

Come hang out and enjoy drinks + conversations with friends + colleagues. 

Find out about upcoming Level It workshops and events! 

 

We welcome all women-identified individuals working in the art or fabrication industry and those looking to break into the field. Spread the word - the bigger the community, the greater the impact! We'll be there starting at 6:30pm - arrive and leave anytime, it's a casual affair. 

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<happy-hour>March Happy Hour Co-hosted with ArtTable</happy-hour>
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

March Happy Hour Co-hosted with ArtTable

This month we join forces with the Northwest chapter of ArtTable to bring you a happy hour event in Pioneer Square!

Come meet a diverse group of local woman-identified arts leaders and stay up on Level It news and developments. 

For event details and to RSVP, please visit ArtTable's Facebook event page 

ArtTable is a professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts. Through their national membership network and community initiatives, they expand opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.

Join us for this event to foster new relationships and inspire great ideas!

We look forward to seeing you there.

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<happy-hour>FIRST HAPPY HOUR OF 2018!</happy-hour>
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

FIRST HAPPY HOUR OF 2018!

Level It is thrilled to share that we are now powered by Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. 

This status allows us to offer donors tax-exempt opportunities to contribute to our mission, and makes us eligible for a host of funding and grant opportunities - directly enabling us to provide the programming and resources that we envision to our community!

Come celebrate this achievement with us at the first happy hour of 2018! 

Come share your ideas, thoughts, and projects for the new year or just hang out and enjoy a drink with friends + colleagues. 

We'll be there starting at 6:30pm - arrive and leave anytime, it's a casual affair. 

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<happy-hour>DECEMBER HAPPY HOUR</happy-hour>
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

DECEMBER HAPPY HOUR

We are hard at work lining up programming, workshops, and events for 2018. But first, we will be holding our final happy hour of 2017 on Thursday, December 14th - the second Thursday of the month in order to avoid the holiday madness. 

We look forward to catching up with you then!  

Many thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm in this exiting project!

P.S. You can now keep up with events and news via our brand new Instagram account @levelit.network

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Workshop: FRAMING & MATTING
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Workshop: FRAMING & MATTING

  • Allison and Ross Fine Art Services (map)
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SOLD OUT!

Presented and hosted by the women of ALLISON & ROSS

This workshop will teach you the essentials of framing and matting art safely and to industry standards, offering the perfect baseline skills for all.  Already a seasoned vet? Brush up on your knowledge with us! Learn along-side other women from varied corners of the art field in this beautiful, light-filled workshop

  • Tour the Allison & Ross showroom and workshop, and learn from the owners of this woman-owned business that’s been in the forefront of the industry for over 20 years. Participate in a Q&A, ask the experts
  • Learn the components, processes and vocabulary of matting and framing packages
  • Cut those mat boards perfectly every time, gain hands-on experience sizing and cutting your mat
  • Understand your hinging options for works on paper, and how this informs best handling and installation practices. Gain hands-on experience adding hinges to works on paper.
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<happy-hour>OCTOBER HAPPY HOUR</happy-hour>
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

OCTOBER HAPPY HOUR

Are you a woman -identified art handler, museum preparator, or specialty fabricator in the Seattle area looking to connect with other women in the field? Looking to break into the field?

Join us for the next Level It happy hour! 

Can't make it this time? No problem - save the date for our very first workshop taking place on Saturday, November 11th from 3-5pm at Allison & Ross. The women of A&R will lend us their expertise during this two hour hands-on session about everything framing and matting. Keep an eye out for the email invitation and registration details in late October. 

Spread the word, and we look forward to seeing you on the 19th.

Happy installing!

 

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LEVEL IT LAUNCH PARTY
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

LEVEL IT LAUNCH PARTY

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the launch of Level It: Women's Art Handlers Network!

Level It is a network of women- identified art handlers, museum preparators, and specialty fabricators who unite for equity, growth and empowerment in a traditionally male-dominated field. Through technical training and shared professional resources we strive to break down barriers for entry and advancement in the industry. When highly skilled, knowledgeable, and confident women thrive, we all benefit. 

Come celebrate and mingle with others in the museum and art industry. Learn about what we are doing and how it might benefit you or those you know. We welcome all of our female and male colleagues who share in this vision. Our community is our strongest asset! 

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