An Artist Collective Exclusively for Creatives Over the Age of 50 in Seattle

FOGUE™ STUDIOS & GALLERY, 50 OVER 50™

Fogue Studios & Gallery Logo Image

Fogue™ Studios & Gallery is a community of like-minded professional artists located in the heart of the arts district of Georgetown in Seattle where they are changing the paradigm of “aging.”

Hey! 50 is just a number. These 50-plus-year-olds started grunge, drank artisan coffee before it went mainstream and are still rocking it. This is no “senior center” craft store. This is a professional gallery and studio space where the “elders” prove just how vibrant, creative and relevant they (still) are. Multi-disciplined artists put on mixed-media “happenings” in the Fogue™ Gallery and in the working studios occupied by Fogue™ members. These happenings include poetry/literary readings, live music, performances and over 100 pieces of original art on exhibit and for sale all in one space.

Fogue™ members literally have centuries of life experience developing their artistic craft and voice. Founder Patti Curtis deeply desires to change the perception of old. “We have often been overlooked as creatives and producers of fresh work and innovative ideas, when in fact, we are in the most productive and creative period of our lives. As a female over 50, I started feeling invisible. As a cosmetic marketing executive, I worked in a field steeped in idolizing beauty and youth and I experienced first-hand the ridiculous perception that over 50 is old. Products weren’t geared toward my age group and I was slowly pushed out along with many of my 'older' colleagues.” According to AARP, people over 50 control more than 70 percent of the U.S. disposable income. Yet, only about 10 percent of marketing is targeted to the “old fogues” past the age of 50!

We're showing people we are not just a bunch of old fogeys rocking our chairs - we are the FOGUES™ rocking the art world! We've still got gas in the tank and we aren't going anywhere anytime soon! We still have much to share and to give.

Patti Curtis

Artist/Founder

A segment of a very powerful group. As of 2017, 50 percent of the population in the United States is over age 50. Those between ages 51 to 69 have hit 74 million strong. The number of Americans 65 and over is projected to double over the next three decades from 35.9 million to almost 70 million. Thanks to growing health and fitness trends, along with medical advances, the 85-plus population is the fastest-growing segment and, in an unprecedented longevity surge, is projected to grow to 19 million strong by 2050. Those who are age 65 living in the USA today will live an additional 18 years, on average. Tens of thousands of us reach the retirement age of 65 EVERY DAY in America.

Fogue™ Studios & Gallery is turning the page on cultural perceptions and recruiting like-minded travelers. “We realize this defies the mass market and that’s why we’re showing people we are not just a bunch of old fogeys rocking our chairs - we are the FOGUES™ rocking the art world! We’ve still got gas in the tank and we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! We still have much to share and to give.” 

Fogue™ Studios & Gallery • 5519 Airport Way S • Seattle, WA • 98108 • 206.717.5900

Patti Curtis, Artist/Founder • Foguestudios.com • info@foguestudios.com

Gallery hours - Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Open until 9 p.m. the second Saturday of the month

Source: Fogue Studios & Gallery


Categories: Arts and Entertainment

Tags: 50, Ageism, artists, creatives, gallery, Seattle, studios


Additional Images

About Fogue Studios and Gallery

View Website

An artist collective for individuals over the age of 50. Visual, performing, literary and musical artists gather to collaborate and perform. There is a gallery space housing over 150 works of art and working studio space.

Fogue Studios and Gallery
5519 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108
United States