SEATTLE ART EMBASSY
2016

PDL

The Bureau of Arts and Culture


An exhibition outlining 21 creative proposals designed to return Seattle to a place of optimism and excitement. PDL reimagined Seattle through various private- and city-sponsored projects, which, among other things, artfully tackle homelessness, income inequality, cultural tourism, the re-imagining of public space, and the future use of King Street Station, EMP, Harbor Island, Woodland Park Zoo, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and our downtown core.

I was recruited to assemble a library of books from a wide range of Seattle’s small press publishers for the Seattle Art Embassy installation. Cultural tourism is a multi-million dollar industry in Seattle. We have world-class art, music and theater. Our underground culture is vibrant and our institutions are vast and diverse. But how do we message this vibrancy to the world? And how do we continue to sustain and grow this cultural wealth to both retain our current creative community and encourage others to move here?

The Seattle Art Embassy is a brick and mortar storefront located in major international centers (New York, Tokyo, London) that’s mission is two fold – to exhibit and inform residents and tourists in other parts of the world about the constant wealth of programming, arts and culture happening in our city, and to offer support and guidance to Seattle residentsand artists looking for culture and opportunities in the host city.

The Seattle Art Embassy would mount visual art exhibitions from PNW artists, showcase literature, films and albums, and inform daily the hundreds of arts events happening in Seattle that day, week and month. It would host lectures and readings, films and pop-ups, presenting the city as a dense, active and cultural engine. It is a tourist agency for the city, a art dealer for the city, and a friend to visiting Seattle artists.











CHELSEA WERNER-JATZKE



PERSONAL

A writer exploring the liminal spaces of the literary arts. She is the author of two chapbooks and has fiction, reviews, and poetry published widely. Her interest in how words can be experienced has led to solo work and collaborations with artists across media to create gallery installations, classical music performances, broadsides, karaoke, and video poetry. She is co-founder and director of Cadence Video Poetry Festival at Northwest Film Forum and Till, a literary organization that offers an annual writing residency at Smoke Farm in Arlington, WA.

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PROFESSIONAL

Approaching communications and marketing with a storyteller’s craft and a poet’s ear. I have over a decade of experience increasing engagement with meaningful brand experiences through creative approaches. My unique blend of marketing, programming, and writing skills allows me to understand and connect with a wide spectrum of audiences. As a content strategist I have defined and produced end to end experiences for artists, consumers and stakeholders. As a digital marketing manager I’ve grown followings and margins across industries.

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