Photo by Invisible Hour


Secret Society Wednesdays at The Syndicate (formerly Vela) got a write-up in the Stranger this week.  Come down and check us out on Wednesdays,  as soon as I get back from Indiana to visit my father I will be getting back to work on the mural project.  I am really looking forward to starting to paint.  talk to you soon.

On a side note, I wanted to thank everyone who came out to my father’s benefit.  It was a great success. Thank You.


Tonight my girlfriend Brandy has put together a fantastic show tonight to benefit my father. Recently he had a stroke and Brandy is raising money to help with their medical bills.

Update on my father is; they had to move him back to the critical care unit at the hospital because he caught pneumonia. We think that they caught it early enough that he will beat it. Hopefully soon he can get back to the rehabilitation center and continue his come back.

Friday the 11th, today, starting at 8pm at Vela Lounge, located in the basement of the Labor Temple at 2800 1st Ave, Seattle, we will bring you jazz, burlesque and some of the best DJ’s Seattle has to offer.

DJ Martini
Christina Childs
Aron Shoppert

Beginning at 9:15 the Jazz Collective Monktail will be laying down the Jazz to get your body moving.

The Gorgeous Mimi Montgomery will give us a peek at her naughty secrets with her amazing burlesque performance.

Your contribution to the benefit is a $10 dollar cover at the door. We thank you in advance for your support. I will be showing all of my work and selling it for a fraction of the price. There will be suggested prices on the work, sketches starting at $5, paintings starting at $50. But you can make any offer, i want to move everything I have. Time to clean house and help support my family. Thank You

Jay Mason

Labor Temple Project Update

February 2, 2011

Hi all, I just wanted to send out a little update with my project here at the Labor Temple since I haven’t posted anything lately. I have been unable to make the time to make any real progress with the paintings. Things in my personal and professional life have gone into overdrive. Good news is I have been very productive, the bad news is the Labor Temple Project hasn’t moved forward much. I will be back at it soon enough.

About a week ago my father suffered a pretty serious stroke. He has graduated out of the ICU and has moved into a rehabilitation center. That is the good news. The bad news is he could be there for a while. My amazing girlfriend Brandy has put together a fund-raiser to try to help my family pay for the overwhelming medical bills that are beginning to pile up. Those of you who are on Facebook have probably seen the Event Invitation for the party at Vela. We have some amazing music lined up for the night including:

Hanssen (Bob Hansen)
Aron Shoppart
DJ Martini
Jazz Trio Monktail.

Also the Gorgeous Mimi Montgomery will be stripping off her layers of unmentionables for my father benefit as well. You won’t want to miss that. Your eyes will not be the only thing popping out of your body.

And if the entertainment was not enough, I will be selling my entire collection of artwork at discounted rates. If you have always wanted a piece of mine in your home, now is your chance.

Vela is located at 2800 1st Ave, Seattle.

$10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Mason family to help support them in this difficult time.

Party begins at 8pm. But come down early if you are looking for art. It will go fast.


Jay Mason