Seattle artist Maeve Harris played a small part in the firing scenes of TV's "Celebrity Apprentice" — or her art did, that is. Her paintings hung over...

Those “Apprentice” paintings? They’re by a Seattle artist

Seattle artist Maeve Harris played a small part in the firing scenes of TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice” — or her art did, that is. Her paintings hung over Trump’s boardroom, and fans saw her work at the end of every episode. The series finale aired last night.

Harris — who paints in a Pioneer Square Studio — is a part of the national online art gallery Artaissance, which was selected to provide artwork and custom framing for the show. Her work merges nature and the abstract. To see her in action, go to and search for Maeve Harris.

Sub Pop goes to school

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Seattle indie label Sub Pop Records — which has signed on the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, The Postal Service and The Shins — is offering college scholarships totaling $13,000 to three eligible high school seniors.

To be in the running, the students must be graduating seniors and residents of either Washington or Oregon, headed for an accredited university or college. The label is also looking for those with a music or creative arts interest.

For more information, go to

Let’s make a “Deal or No Deal”?

Auditions are coming up in Washington state for the television game show “Deal or no Deal.” Contestant auditions take place noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Pend Oreille Pavilion at Spokane’s Northern Quest Casino. Show producers are looking for enthusiasm and a great smile. Go to and search for “deal” for an application.

Talking space

The Seattle City Council has announced a meeting next week with private developers, arts leaders and the public to discuss arts space and funding. The event will be recorded by the Seattle Channel. 5-6:30 p.m. April 2, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle. All ages are welcome.

Marian Liu: 206-464-3825 or

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A glass act

Seattle glass sculptor Martin Blank and his team will be at work in Tacoma’s Museum of Glass Hot Shop through June, creating components for a new permanent outdoor sculpture. Blank is a former Chihuly glassblower and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. His piece will be installed this fall in the reflecting pool of the museum’s main plaza, where temporary sculptures have been placed in the past. Blank’s sculpture, titled “Fluent Steps” will comprise several islands of sculpted glass and span the length of the 210-foot pool, rising to a height of 15 feet.

Museum visitors can watch the fabrication process at the Hot Shop or in live streaming video at the MOG Web site. For a schedule of his appearances, go to

Sheila Farr, Seattle Times art critic

A nifty NFFTY

Twelve-year-old filmmaker Ben Kadie, who was one of the winners of The Seattle Times/Seattle International Film Festival’s Three Minute Masterpiece digital film contest last year, is back with a new movie: “009.” It’s a secret-agent spoof that pits the diminutive Pewee Bon against a diabolical diamond thief. It premieres at 5 p.m. Saturday, at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The festival is a three-day affair at Seattle Center showcasing more than 70 films by directors 21 and under — including more than a dozen from the Seattle area — plus panel discussions and parties. See Moira Macdonald’s At a Theater Near You column on page 26 for more information or go to

Lynn Jacobson, Seattle Times Sunday arts editor