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“Crouching Dog” by Elaine Hanowell, part of the 2014 BAM Biennial exhibition. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Wood meets art in Bellevue Arts Museum’s 2014 BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years that highlights the work of established and emerging Northwest artists and craftspeople. This year’s exhibition, Knock on Wood, focuses on pieces incorporating wood, including sculptural, design and functional pieces. The exhibition is open now and will run until March 29, 2015.

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“Table Top (almost fully open)” by Seth Rolland. Photo: Myron Gauger

From First Nations’ art to the logging industry, along with present concerns for creative sustainability, this year’s BAM Biennial provides an excellent opportunity for makers of all kinds to push the boundaries of their vision and skill, while showcasing the beauty of wood and its prevalent connection to the Pacific Northwest.

Check out the exhibition for yourself at the Bellevue Arts Museum or click here for more information. (We promise, it won’t give you splinters!)

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