There Are Too Many Endangered Animals

Torn canvas artworks combined with animal portraiture depicts endangered species. Just as the species represented are disappearing from our world, these portraits are hanging by a thread and fading into non-representation.
By: Sara Everett
SEATTLE - Oct. 10, 2016 - PRLog -- For her upcoming November show at Core Gallery in Pioneer Square, Sara Everett set out to paint all of the animals declared endangered in her lifetime. However, this local artist had to declare "There Are Too Many." By using painted canvas as fabric, the portraits are held together with sewn threads that meet acrylic painted tatters. Opening on November 3, 2016 these artworks will be on view through November 26th.

As of May 2016, a total of 1,367 species of animals have been listed as endangered or threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife. By October, that count had already increased by six. From habitat destruction to poaching, the natural populations of our natural world are shrinking. Given her own shock at the extent of these numbers, Everett hopes the project will increase awareness. In the last 35 years alone, 23 species have gone extinct.

Everett's particular style of painting lends itself well to a series on disappearing wildlife. For the last several years, her work has involved a distinct process of destruction. Everett paints on canvas, and then tears that canvas into strips. The destroyed painting then becomes the fabric of something else. Over the last three years she developed a series of small, suspended houses while struggling to define a sense of home. Previously, Everett's work had become recognized by the realism of animal portraiture on wood. Her work this year has developed to be a clear marriage of the two styles.

"There Are Too Many" will open during Pioneer Square's art walk at Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Place South. The exhibit will run through November 26th.

About Sara Everett

Sara Everett's work has been shown in Seattle galleries, and internationally in Ireland, Finland and Monaco. She has been an awardee of a Vermont Studio Center Artist Fellowship as well as a printmaking residency in Co. Donegal, Ireland. As well as being a working painter, Everett also consults as an art director for real estate development in the Seattle area, and serves on the Board of Directors of Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art.

For more information about Sara Everett, visit or contact Additional images are provided on request.


CORE GALLERY is a non-profit art gallery located on the ground floor of the Tashiro Kaplan arts building in Pioneer Square. Established in December 2010, Core Gallery features the work of 20 professional artists covering a wide range of disciplines, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, furniture-making and multimedia formats.

The address is 117 Prefontaine Pl. S., Seattle.  Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12-6.

Image:  Ursus Ebb by Sara Everett, 17"x45", Acrylic and Thread on Canvas, 2016

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