The name “Krab Jab” is a combination of initials of founders Julie Baroh and Kyle Abernethy. We though it sounded funny, and it stuck, even after Kyle left in 2011.
Krab Jab Studio is devoted to creating interactive, vibrant art shows and events for our regional visitors. We pay special attention to the overall effect of a curated show to best present the art we ultimately sell. In essence, we produce an art experience.
This includes artist and curator talks, multimedia installations, and special presentations and performances.
Krab Jab Studio is a commercial gallery with an international reach, serving collectors as far as Australia and New Zealand.
Krab Jab Studio’s core genre is collectively known as “fantasy art” or “imaginative realism”, stemming from Julie’s illustrational background. However, the gallery has expanded its reach to include connected genres, such as the decorative arts and surrealism.
Majority of our showing artists have experience in the field of publication, illustrating books, games, and other printed and digital media.
Krab Jab Studio is devoted to bringing to the public both up-and-coming types of media (from both publication and entertainment industries) as well as traditional forms of media. Content is often narrative in nature.
Our facilitator, Julie Baroh, does curate other shows on behalf of Krab Jab Studio. Most notable is the recent exhibit at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon in 2013 of Magic: the Gathering original art, and Mythic Worlds 2015 “Brittany to Cascadia” Room.
We specialize in publication art (specifically fantasy, book, and game related), but we are also very supportive of the local artists and illustrators in the Pacific Northwest, and make efforts to showcase them whenever we can.
Yes, you can contact us via email or phone and set up an appointment to view a current show. We ask that if you cannot make the agreed upon time to let us know. And yes, shows are free to the public.
Send us an email at [email protected] and include 3 jpegs that show where you are currently with your work. Please tell us why you are interested in showing with us and if you would consider participating in a group show. Please include a link to your website. Understand that we are not currently looking for new artists and that it might take time to get back to you.
Our artists are both regional as well as international, and many hail from an illustrational background.
We show both 2D and 3D artists, and look to expand as the commercial arts territory expands (such as animation, puppetry, concept and video arts).
Many of our artists have established careers in publication and the entertainment industry and we showcase their endeavors. We do not have a specific, set standard of choosing artists and art to show other than the quality of art be of a high caliber.
Julie and the gallery emphasize to establish an ongoing relationship with the artists over time, although the gallery does not hold artists under exclusivity. Many of our artists return as they progress in their careers and personal work.