News and Events

2nd Ave Sign Project with Common Area Maintenance

July to December 2023

AshaAung is Common Area Maintenance's newest 2nd Ave Sign Project artist! Opening reception on November 10th, 2023 and workshops run by the artist on November 15th and the 22nd.

Creek to Concrete at Slip Gallery

August 4th, 2023 to August 26th, 2023

Find AshaAung's work in Creek to Concrete, showing at Slip Gallery in Belltown. Showing August 4th to August 26th.

PrideFest Artist Retreat with Rockland Residency

May 3rd, 2023 to May 15th, 2023

AshaAung is one of 8 participants in Seattle PrideFest's inaugural all-queer artist retreat in Rockland Woods.

Artsy Asha at Zamarama Gallery

April 20th, 2023 through May 2023

AshaAung has an exhibition with Zamarama Gallery for the months of April and May 2023 opening April 20th for the Everett Art Walk from 5pm-9pm.

Northwest African American Museum Grand Re-Opening

Exhibit running from January 16th to mid April, 2023

MLK Day (Jan 16th) is the grand re-opening of Northwest African American Museum (NAAM)! AshaAung will featured along side other Gallery Onyx artists in this show running until mid April, 2023. The grand opening will be from 11am to 5pm, with an 18+ after party from 5pm to 8pm. You can donate to NAAM and find more information here.

Residency with Wa Na Wari

2021-2022 residency cycle, in residence in 2023

AshaAung is one of six recipients of the inaugural 2021-2022 artist residency program by Wa Na Wari. Despite being a part of the 2021-2022 residency cycle, she will be taking residence in 2023. Find out more about this project and its other recipients here.

Real Change News, Cover Art and Featured Article, "New Art, Old Soul"

Published June, 2021

Asha is featured in Real Change News on the week of June 30th, 2021. Read the article written by Samira George here.

PNB is Listening, a Panel and Interview with SeaPertl Productions

Published for internet viewing March 11th, 2021

Check out Pacific Northwest Ballet's "PNB is Listening" series hosted by SeaPertl Productions with artists AshaAung Helmstetter, Carol Rashawnna, Chloe Collyer, Rosa Marchita, and ST Rivera. With a panel and a series of interviews with each artist, the group talks about the intersectional identities of being artists as well as members of the BIPOC and other marginalized communities. Listen as these artists tell you a little about their own experiences and learn how you can support contemporary marginalized art. Watch the panel and interviews here. // Read about the artists on the PNB Blog here.

Residency with SOIL Gallery

February 1st to February 28th, 2021

Come visit Asha at SOIL Gallery during the month of February 2021! Email to learn more about the project for this residency, and stay tuned here or follow Asha’s Instagram for upcoming information on the pandemic-safe closing reception.


October 9th to October 31st, 2020

Processing by AshaAung Helmstetter, a virtual art show hosted by Sassafras Seattle, Oct. 9th to Oct. 16th on their Instagram, page The link to the full collection can be viewed on Sassafras’s website with artist statements and interview, Oct. 9th to Oct. 31st.

Open House Show

September 18th to September 27th, 2020

Open House Show, curated by The Living Artists Collective, Sep. 18th to Sep. 27th. Sign up for your personal and distanced visit at http://www.livingartistscollec....