2011-2014 Gretchen Bennett, Wynne Greenwood and Matthew Offenbacher
A three-year collaborative project, Seattle Catalog LLC (Sea-Cat), was based on a commitment to an open and inclusive practice. Sea-Cat engaged individual creators from different communities and backgrounds. Our goals included: creating interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and transitive programming; nurturing individual practices into new and fruitful areas; and examining and re-evaluating the idea of ‘value,’ to expand its meaning and impact to people in the arts and beyond.
Sea-Cat's creative output included print and online art exhibition catalogs, a pop-up shop/object-based exhibition, a presentation with Short-Run Comix and Art Festival, an educational film, and Sea-Cat was a featured artist in the Tacoma Art Museum Biennial.
In autumn quarter 2013 Sea-Cat team-taught an advanced interdisciplinary seminar and studio course, “What Is Success? (See Venn Diagram) Art 360–Topics in Studio Art and Practice” in the University of Washington Fine Arts Department. Daily course work stressed process over product, provided relevant texts, and explored ideas around cultural production, economy and role-playing. The course culminated in a student-organized experiential exhibition in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.
Sea-Cat's manifesto began with, "This doesn't change everything."