West Seattle Art Walk - Summer 2015: Late for Bed Now by Clare Johnson

Art Walk is preparing for an exciting summer season! Join us every second Thursday - June 9, August 13, and September 10 - as we celebrate local art and culture in West Seattle.

This quarter's flyer features art by Clare Johnson. Clare is a painter, drawer, and writer whose work frequently explores the themes of memory, absence, growing up, fragmentation, nostalgia, and in-betweenness. Clare explains the inspiration behind her work in her own words:
"The fact that we can only exist in one time and place is both an ordinary truth and a tragic one. We inevitably lose loved ones, have to live away from friends, see landscapes change, wish we could relive some great day.

My work is a futile yet sincere attempt to locate and recover these lost things. It tries to let us exist again with what has slipped away, hovering between now and then."

 


Gretchen Flickinger, Bonnie Bennedsen, & Sheila Lengle at Windermere

June 10, 2015

Windermere Real Estate West Seattle will host the works of 2015 WSGT poster art winner “Anything Grows” by Gretchen Flickinger, watercolorist Bonnie Bennedsen, and 2012 WSGT poster art winner Sheila Lengle this Thursday, June 11th, from 6-9pm for Art Walk. The title of the show is "3 Women Art Show" and it celebrates the 20th Annual West Seattle Garden Tour (WSGT).


Stop by Windermere Real Estate West Seattle for the show opening, to meet the artists, and to enjoy entertainment PLUS some “extras”.



Gretchen Flickinger, Bonnie Bennedsen, & Sheila Lengle at Windermere

Windermere Real Estate / 4526 California Ave. SW
 

Katrina del Mar at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

 June 10, 2015

Katrina del Mar will be exhibiting her photographic works at Twilight Gallery & Boutique tomorrow during Art Walk. The title of her show is "Feral Women".


With Feral Women, Katrina del Mar continues to explore the theme of wild women who break with convention, an obsession she’s had since childhood. The wildness in women, sometimes overt, sometimes subtle is, for del Mar, a manifestation of innate inestimable power and therefore a source of the divine. Large scale, hi octane, full color, super-saturated photographs could be scenes from forgotten, fantastic films. The high hard femme, the bad girl, the rocker, the biker, the surfer-selkie, are icons of a new feminist pantheon.


Artist Bio:

Katrina del Mar is a New York-based photographer, video artist, writer, and award-winning film director. Her work has been described as “beautiful” exuding an “intimate chemistry” and also as “filth of the highest quality.” Katrina herself has been described as a “major league cutie,” “a wild woman,” “the Lesbian Russ Meyer,” and “apparently, the lesbian step-child of Kenneth Anger.”


Katrina del Mar at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

Twilight Gallery & Boutique / 4306 SW Alaska St.

Cheryl Robinson at Click! Design That Fits

 June 10, 2015

Click! Design That Fits is excited to be hosting Cheryl Robinson and a selection of her art work this Thursday, June 11th at Art Walk.


Cheryl Robinson has been an integral part of the West Seattle art scene as an artist, curator, and one of the original co-founders of Twilight in The Junction. This show marks her triumphant return to the Art Walk she helped create and define.

A true creative who is proficient in multiple mediums, she's making her Click! debut with paintings, cards, and handmade ceramic.

 

Artist Statement:

I'm Cheryl, maker of things and I call Seattle, WA my home. I have a degree in Fine Art from ASU and am a commissioned chalkboard artist with a passion for penmanship. I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada and I started making art at a tender age like most artists do, with what was readily available, pencils and paper. Later I moved on to paint, clay and then metal and beeswax. I'm a little bit obsessed with art supplies so I have a tendency to move through mediums and techniques looking for the best way to make the things that live in my head. I love Martini Friday's, hanging out with my Main Man Markus and Miss Jezebel.


Cheryl Robinson at Click! Design That Fits 

Click! Design That Fits / 4540 California Ave SW

Monika Tinoco at West Seattle Cellars

June 10, 2015

Monika Tinoco will be showing a selection of her art work at West Seattle Cellars this Thursday, June 11, during Art Walk.


Artist Statement:

Art is one of the most valuable assets we posses as individuals, communities, and globally—it transcends language, religion, gender, and race. Art has always been present in my life; painting has brought much joy into my days and I am very grateful for its gifts.

A few years ago I decided to make art as a career. Since then I have asked myself: why am I doing it? Why pursue a career in arts at this point in my life? The answers became evident once I noticed the way people connected to my paintings, how my art moved them and, in one particular case, how my art was healing to the viewer. Then, I understood the real value of what I am doing. It goes beyond color, form, skills, and the joy of painting; art truly has a meaningful place in society and my job is to keep creating it—that is my contribution.

I am passionate about art and my paintings. The energy and enthusiasm that derives from it is contagious! I have introduced several people to painting, and that simple action has become a positive influence in their lives.

As an artist my intention is to move the viewer, to connect with feelings, bring out emotions, and stimulate thoughts. In my work I incorporate topics which speak from the heart, the mind, and the soul—nature, the environment, and our connection to the universe.


West Seattle Cellars will also be offering their free weekly wine tasting featuring Italian wines from the small, but very select portfolio of Gianpietro Ottolini, based right here in Seattle. Stop by on Thursday between 5:30 and 9:00 to meet Monika, enjoy her art, and explore some captivating Italian wines with Gianpietro.


Monika Tinoco at West Seattle Cellars

West Seattle Cellars / 6026 California Ave. SW
 

EWA Guide & Staff Show at Emerald Water Anglers

June 10, 2015

Emerald Water Anglers will be showing photographic works by artists Bobby Foster, Reid Curry, Dave McCoy, Alex Collier, and Abbie Schuster this Thursday for June Art Walk.


Each of these artists is a member of the Emerald Water Anglers guides and shop staff, and their work focuses on fishing, wild landscapes, and the natural environment. All photography will be available for purchase.

 

To see more of the artists' work, visit Syzygy Fly Fishing.


EWA Guide show at Emerald Water Anglers

Emerald Water Anglers4520 42nd Ave SW Suite A

Danny Montoya at Hotwire

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is excited to host artist Danny Montoya this Thursday for June Art Walk.


Danny Montoya is an artist born and raised in West Seattle. He paints mainly with Acrylics and enjoys turning each piece into a mixed media project. His paintings are large and vibrant and leave a lot to the imagination. 


Danny comes from a large artistic family and has enjoyed doing art since he was a child. It is an honor for Danny share his artwork with the public. He has recently had his paintings exhibited at the Vermillion Bar and Art Gallery and is excited to show his work this summer.


Danny Montoya at Hotwire

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse / 4410 California Ave SW

Julee Nicklaus at VAIN

June 8, 2015

Julee Nicklaus is showing her unique scenes and portraits this Thursday at VAIN for June Art Walk.


The title of her show is "Expressive Espresso":
"Wow! You painted that with coffee?" Yes, Julee Nicklaus did paint these scenes and portraits with coffee. She also works in oils, acrylics, and watercolor, but her favorite medium is coffee. After visiting the Louvre in Paris, she was inspired by DaVinci's sketches to try her hand at painting with coffee. "The most fun thing" says Julee, "is to get someone's favorite photo and turn it into a custom piece of art. It could be a loved one, a pet, or a special time and place. I love the warm and peaceful feel of the sepia toned coffee."
VAIN will be having snacks and coffee themed drinks at the opening party this Thursday, June 11 from 6-9pm.


Julee Nicklaus at VAIN

VAIN West Seattle / 4513 California Ave SW

Janet Ramble at Wild Rose's

June 8, 2015

Janet Ramble will be showing her oil paintings at Wild Rose's Antiques and Gifts this Thursday at Art Walk.


Janet is a West Seattle oil painter who loves landscapes, gardens, and birds. She has been showing her original oils at Wild Rose's for over ten years.


Join Wild Rose's for Thursday's Art Walk from 6-9pm. They'll have wine, nice music, and lots to see.


Janet Ramble at Wild Rose's

Kelly Rae Cunningham at Wallflower

June 8, 2015

Local favorite, Kelly Rae Cunningham, is showing her latest works at Wallflower Custom Framing this Thursday at Art Walk.


Her large scale, brightly colored paintings often feature floral themes. What a perfect way to kick of the summer season!


Stop by Wallflower this Thursday, June 11th from 6-9pm to see Kelly's paintings.


Kelly Rae Cunningham at Wallflower Custom Framing

Marc Pease at Locöl Barley & Vine

June 5, 2015

Marc Pease will be showing his encaustics of baseball stadiums at Locöl Barley & Vine on June 11th, from 6-9pm.



The show is entitled "Play Ball" and will contain 21 pieces of encaustic and oil on wood and canvas, each depicting baseball stadiums from all over the U.S. Some of the stadiums are no longer there, and some like Safeco Field (which is well represented in the show) are currently in use. 

Marc describes his work as having a, "folk art style similar to the feeling one has enjoying America’s pastime of Baseball". 


Marc Pease at Locöl Barley & Vine


Shauna Tuey at Happy Family Health & Wellness

June 5, 2015

On June 11th, catch Shauna Tuey and her art at Happy Family Health & Wellness.


Shauna Tuey is a self taught visual artist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. 

She uses a wide variety of mediums for her paintings including melted crayons, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, and color pencils. She is constantly exploring new creative outlets and integrating new techniques into her work. 

Her designs are inspired by the world around her as well as by other artists in the community. In the early stages of her work, she explored abstract designs which eventually evolved into more concrete ideas. It's been enjoyable to watch her style develop as she began to research mythological stories and sacred geometry. It became her goal to not only capture the images in her head but to breathe life back into the stories that she reads. 


Her focus is never on one technique for too long as she finds the exploration of the unknown too appealing to settle down in a particular medium; this gives her work a sense of blooming as she changes and grows as an individual. Although she can't commit to a medium, there is an unchanging tone to her work which enhances the organic beauty she perceives with a whimsical lightness. She is truly an adaptable artist looking to bring the best out in her creations. Whether it's painting, silk screening, dance or baking she always finds a way to put her heart and soul into what she's making.

When asked what makes her world go round she smiled wide and replied:
"My world is spun by love; the love I have for others, the love I have for creative expression, and the love others have for me. Without passionate love, I'm not sure what my purpose here would be. I get up each morning with this desire to connect with and give back to the community, to share my appreciation for life and to provide others with the opportunity or inspiration to follow their dreams. I want to create chances to experience and connect with the world on a deeper level, whether through visual arts, music, or good food, that's really what makes the ride worthwhile."

Please join Happy Family Health & Wellness, Shauna, along with Attune Natural Health and Glow Medispa for light appetizers and adult refreshments as they talk art, photography, health and beauty!


Shauna Tuey at Happy Family Health & Wellness

Kathleen McCarty at Capers

June 5, 2015

Kathleen McCarty will be back at Capers this June 11 for her return engagement to the West Seattle Art Walk.


Kathleen studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


Come in to Capers from 6pm‑9pm during Art Walk (or also during regular store hours) to see "the power of flowers in colors that sing our West Seattle summer songs..."


Kathleen McCarty at Capers

The Moon is Free at ArtsWest

June 5, 2015

This Spring, ArtsWest Gallery presents The Moon is Free, a group show featuring five artists exploring the internal logic of abstract painting: Lydia Bassis, Sue Danielson, Ken DeRoux, Koji Kubota and Junko Yamamoto. 


“What appeals to me, but can also frustrate me, is the central difficulty of abstraction: that while there may not be any “rules,” each painting develops its own internal logic, which cannot be known when the process begins.”
–Ken DeRoux



Artist Statements:


Lydia Bassis thinks of the system of shapes that populate her paintings as a private symbolism. A triangle made up of hundreds of short graphite lines has a soft green zigzag halo hovering above and around it. This green, sky‑written zigzag has its echo in the more sturdy zigzags below, whose contents are almost too fluid for their lines. Bassis writes: “I’m interested in how a specific place, space, thing, object, or even person, can have its meaning or identity formed by its surroundings.”

The intricate bits of drawings layered on top of each other in Sue Danielson’s recent works on paper look like they’re being held together in a loosely square shape by some kind of self‑generated gravity. Danielson is interested in the dynamics of memory and the role it plays in altering our perceptions. She writes: “My process based abstractions are a visual representation of this ongoing alteration.”

Ken DeRoux’s paintings ambiguously reference geological phenomena. Hair‑like streams of water pour out of grate‑like shapes, half‑moons hover in flocks, and layers of individual, many‑colored paint strokes suggest the rich sedimentary layer of the earth. DeRoux writes about his early attraction to abstract painting as a kid: “I felt connected to something that expanded my experience of being alive, but it was on some emotional, non‑verbal level. It was a feeling. This is something I try to approach in my own work.”

The exuberant innocence of Koji Kubota’s paintings is intoxicating. Stars, triangles, circles and squiggles bounce off each other as though dancing. For the most part the colors are unabashedly of the Crayola variety. Kubota writes: “My goals are to give my viewers a feeling of enchantment and a way to experience their own inner beauty, joy and childlike peaceful innocence.”

Junko Yamamoto is invested in the space between things—“the space between atoms, cells, between people, objects, air, stars and sky; the cosmic glue which holds us and the universe together.” Using a variety of painting materials and methods, including calligraphic brush strokes and housepainting rollers, she layers shapes to create a space that is addressed in paradoxical ways: at times it recedes into infinite distances, then somewhere else in the same painting it is shortened so much to suggest that the colors and shapes are literally slapped on top of the painting.

Join ArtsWest and the artists for a reception on June 11 from 6-9pm, during Art Walk. Artist talks will begin at 7pm.


The Moon is Free


Studios open at The Building

May 14, 2015

One last minute note for tonight's Art Walk - Happening NOW!

Flora Carlile-Kovacs' Felt Studio will be open at The Building.  Be sure to stop by and say hello to her, as well as the other artists and studios that will be staying open late. 



The Building is located at 4316 SW Othello ST


Hope Lutheran Student Art Show at Hope Lutheran School

May 14, 2015

Throughout February, March and April students created artwork by our budding potters in preschool through 5th grade as part of the Artist In Residence program sponsored by the PTH (Parent and Teachers of Hope).

Hope Preschool Director and trained potter, Marie Tornow, along with parent and skilled potter, Nicole Pepper who earned a BFA in ceramics, organized and prepared this program, creating lesson plans and teaching the necessary skills to students so they could create clay projects based on celebrating God’s creation story, tying in with the theme Bible verse for the school year: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.: (Ephesians 2:8-10)



“The premise for the project is celebrating God’s days of creation, and also that He made us creative. We were created in His image and so He instilled creativeness in each one of us,” said Tornow.

Each class was invited to make a project based on one of the days of creation. They spent one session in the classroom learning about the project, and then met for two or three 45 minute sessions with Pepper and Tornow in the Fellowship Hall which served as a temporary pottery studio. Aprons were donned and each student had their work station at which to mold their mound of clay. Learning about the properties of clay, the process of working it, and using tools to create form and texture were taught throughout the sessions. Simple tools such as spatulas, forks, straws, popsicle sticks, bottle caps and the like were made available on each table for students to experiment with while they work. “They have the basic direction of their day of creation and how to construct using the coil, slab or pinch methods and attachment; but they have choice of how to texture, shape and color their piece,” says Tornow.

Artwork will be on display along with work created by Hope Middle School students reflecting their studies in Science, Math, Faith, Spanish, Art, and Language Arts.

Cookies and coffee provided

Hope Lutheran School is located at 4456 42nd Ave SW


Kathleen McCarty at CAPERS

May 14, 2015

Inspired by random, chaotic order found in plants and flowers, Kathleen McCarty's use of effervescent color influences her bold work in such a way that you can't help but feel the energy emanating off the canvas.


Kathleen studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


Join us as we welcome Kathleen McCarty to Capers.
Meet, greet, explore, nosh.
6pm to 9pm.

Capers is located at 4525 California SW

Elizabeth Bourne at Windermere Real Estate

May 14, 2015


Kim Tingley is proud to present featured artist and local West Seattle neighbor Elizabeth Bourne at Windermere Real Estate. Her photography gives us a "snap shot" of Wonderful West Seattle!

Windermere Real Estate is located at 4526 California Ave. SW

Ryan "Henry" Ward and Matthew Scott at Happy Family Health & Wellness

May 14, 2015

Ryan ‘Henry’ Ward is a Seattle based artist. Specializing in large scale murals, he also has a large body of gallery canvas work. He has painted over 180 murals in the city of Seattle and around the United States and other countries. He has his studio in an old warehouse in the industrial district of Ballard, where the Puget Sound intersects with the fresh water lakes that interlace the city. He paints freely out of his imagination and also takes commissioned requests.


Matthew Scott is a freelance photographer and multi-media professional his work has appeared in blogs, fashion periodicals and nationwide television networks such as TLC, NatGeo and A&E. This is his first public photography gallery.


Please join Happy Family Health & Wellness, Henry and Matt, along with Attune Natural Health and Glow Medispa for light appetizers and adult refreshments as we talk art, photography, health and beauty!

Happy Family Health & Wellness is located at 5400 California Ave SW, Suite F

Group Show at ArtsWest Gallery

May 14, 2015

This Spring, ArtsWest Gallery presents The Moon is Free, a group show featuring five artists exploring the internal logic of abstract painting: Lydia Bassis, Sue Danielson, Ken DeRoux, Koji Kubota and Junko Yamamoto. 
“What appeals to me, but can also frustrate me, is the central difficulty of abstraction: that while there may not be any “rules,” each painting develops its own internal logic, which cannot be known when the process begins.”--Ken DeRoux

Lydia Bassis thinks of the system of shapes that populate her paintings as a private symbolism. A triangle made up of hundreds of short graphite lines has a soft green zigzag halo hovering above and around it. This green, sky-written zigzag has its echo in the more sturdy zigzags below, whose contents are almost too fluid for their lines. Bassis writes: 
“I’m interested in how a specific place, space, thing, object, or even person, can have its meaning or identity formed by its surrounding.”
The intricate bits of drawings layered on top of each other in Sue Danielson’s recent works on paper look like they’re being held together in a loosely square shape by some kind of self-generated gravity. Danielson is interested in the dynamics of memory and the role it plays in altering our perceptions. She writes: 
“My process-based abstractions are a visual representation of this ongoing alteration.”

Ken DeRoux’s paintings ambiguously reference geological phenomena. Hair-like streams of water pour out of grate-like shapes, half-moons hover in flocks, and layers of individual, many-colored paint strokes suggest the rich sedimentary layer of the earth. DeRoux writes about his early attraction to abstract painting as a kid: 
“I felt connected to something that expanded my experience of being alive, but it was on some emotional, non-verbal level. It was a feeling. This is something I try to approach in my own work.”
The exuberant innocence of Koji Kubota’s paintings is intoxicating. Stars, triangles, circles and squiggles bounce off each other as though dancing. For the most part the colors are unabashedly of the Crayola variety. Kubota writes: 
“My goals are to give my viewers a feeling of enchantment and a way to experience their own inner beauty, joy and childlike peaceful innocence.”
Junko Yamamoto is invested in the space between things—“the space between atoms, cells, between people, objects, air, stars and sky; the cosmic glue which holds us and the universe together.” Using a variety of painting materials and methods, including calligraphic brush strokes and housepainting rollers, she layers shapes to create a space that is addressed in paradoxical ways: at times it recedes into infinite distances, then somewhere else in the same painting it is shortened so much to suggest that the colors and shapes are literally slapped on top of the painting.

Please join us for the reception and artist talks for this exhibition on Thursday May 14th from 6-9pm!

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW

Amy McMahon at Emerald Water Anglers

May 14, 2015

Amy McMahon graduated with a B.S. in Biological Science from Colorado State University, where her studies were focused on insects and ecology.

Since 2009, she has worked in the field of aquatic biology, where she has had the opportunity to not only increase her knowledge and skill set, be work in an environmental field she is passionate about.


Because Amy encounters aquatic macroinvertebrates on a daily basis, she is continually building on her insect identification skills. She is also currently a Society of Freshwater Science certified taxonomist in both the Western EPT (Ephemeroptera, Plectoptera, Trichoptera) and Western Chironomidae taxa groups.

Amy currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where she looks forward to fishing, snowboarding, and hiking with her dog, Rio, when she's not busy working on art.
"My background in Biology and Entomology have not only developed my interest in artistic renderings of insects, but increased my knowledge of the details required to create accurate portrayals of these unique and intricate subjects."
Emerald Water Anglers is located at 4502 42nd Ave SW Suite A

Melanie Farmer at West Seattle Cellars

May 14, 2015

West Seattle Cellars would like to welcome Melanie Farmer as their May Art Walk featured artist.

Artist Statement:
Planetary Yantra attune our mind by resonance. This amplified resonance acts as a doorway, inviting subtle, creative universal forces into our lives. Through contact with these extremely elevated energies and forces, we receive guidance and support on the spiritual path. 
When I started painting planetary yantras in 2007, my life was about to change. I was absolutely shut-down and miserable in my marriage but relatively satisfied in my work. I owned a yoga studio, was teaching several yoga classes a week, provided Ayurvedic-astrological counseling and gave treatment massage. Looked good on the outside, terrible on the inside.  
I originally started painting planetary yantras as a way to understand the ancient Indian astrological practice called Jyotisha. Jyotish in Sanskrit means “Science of Light” and refers to the light emanating from the stars as well as the reflective planetary light. From 2007 to the present, my experience of Yantra and the study of Jyotish continues to revolutionize my life. It continues to be a refined and solitary process that runs in parallel with the mundane aspects of daily living. Several of the paintings were done in 2009. You will see the obvious difference between those and paintings done in 2014 and 2015. 
Please enjoy and experience them for yourselves. They are subtle expressions of unseen and powerful forces that can most certainly overwhelm us while at the same time, bring us back to our place in the larger balance of worlds. My life is cogent and in alignment…the inside matches the outside. 
I offer clients an alternative, if not radical, approach to life-direction, health and well-being through the use of Vedic astrology, Ayurveda, massage, and yoga.
I have a BFA and have been a painter for the last 35 years, showing and selling art in a variety of venues. My painting Lunar Sanctum was featured on the cover of the December/January 2014 issue of The Mountain Astrologer.
On this month’s Art Walk night our free weekly tasting will feature a selection of French wines from the portfolio of Becky Wasserman Imports. Come by this Thursday between 5:30 to 9:00 to sample our line-up, meet Melanie, and enjoy her artwork.

West Seattle Cellars is located at 6026 California Ave. SW

Jennifer Magel at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

May 14, 2015

Join us for the May Art Walk and meet Jennifer Magel of Sparkle & Flourish Studios.

Hearty appetizers and beverages will be served.


My journey 
I’ve been an artist my entire life. There is a drive in me to make the world a more beautiful place through my contributions as an artist. Art is also my sanctuary and every time I return to it, I feel whole and authentic.
The blank canvas can be terribly overwhelming and can invoke the strongest, most stubborn procrastination in me, but it is rife with unbelievable possibility. Once that first splash of color has been bravely swiped upon the surface, it begins the process of growing and forming and invokes my muse to express all that I feel.

A Little About Me

I’m a mom of a cat named Purple, and a lil’ black Chiweenie named Raven. I currently live in Burien and run my own freelance graphic design business. I am a coffee connoisseur, a Francophile, a runner on my good days, and a classic procrastinator on my bad days. The most poignant way to describe myself: I am the constant alchemy of creativity and imperfection.

My manifesto

I stand for equality and peace, self-acceptance and self-expression, feminism and the divine aspects of all things. I believe in lifting up the oppressed and for helping others connect with, and not fear their own truth. I encourage myself to remember to take the brave leap into the realization of all that I am and to dream BIG to manifest all I can become.
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is located at 4410 California Ave. SW

Monica Campbell at Shadowland

May 14, 2015

Shadowland will be showing original oil paintings by Monica Campbell.


Shadowland is located at 4458 California Ave SW

Rebecca Rose and Sarah Midkiff at Twilight Gallery

May 14, 2015

Twilight Gallery will be featuring the sculpturings of Rebecca Rose and art by Sarah Midkiff on Thursday night's Art Walk. 


Early on Rebecca Rose saw similarities between Sculpture Foundry and Metalsmithing Jewelry, and in both cases transformed an idea from concept to reality out of carved wax and burnable objects. Rose plaster coats the original, kiln fires it, melts metal, and pours it into the negative space. Discovering that jewelry and sculpture could be the same, interchangeable, and all that was missing was a way to bridge the two until she then came up with the current body of work: wearable art + small sculpture = Sculpturings.


Sarah Midkiff's art will be shown in the boutique.

This recent work examines the largely unconscious spaces in which reality and language construct each other. Our comprehensions of self, experience and place are based on how we name them, how we classify them; how we explain them. “Structures of Knowledge” are diptychs connecting physical manifestations of knowledge and classification, such as phone books, writing utensils, and globes, and items which metaphorically transmit knowledge such as embodied experience, stains and wisdom teeth.

Twilight Gallery is located at 4730 SW Alaska St.

Erica Keeling at Wallflower Custom Framing

May 14, 2015


Erica Keeling will be debuting new work at Wallflower's Shooting Gallery in May. Her darkroom photographs depict scattered narratives with a wide emotional range. She has shown regularly throughout the Northwest.

Stop by and enjoy:

  • Delicious tidbits by Kitchen Klaus
  • Beer and Cider from the Admiral Bird
  • Plenty of sunshine from Mother Nature
Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Ave SW

Cheryl Robinson at Click! Design That Fits

May 14, 2015

West Seattle artist Cheryl Robinson will be at Click! with a new collection of paintings and ceramics, including nesting "Mise en Place" bowls.




Artist Statement:

I'm Cheryl, maker of things and I call Seattle, WA my home. I have a degree in Fine Art from ASU and am a commissioned chalkboard artist with a passion for penmanship. I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada and I started making art at a tender age like most artists do with pencils and paper. Later I moved on to paint, clay and then metal and beeswax. I'm a little bit obsessed with art supplies so I have a tendency to move through mediums and techniques looking for the best way to make the things that live in my head. I love drinking on the stoop with my goils, road trips and my sweet Miss Jezebel.
For more information, please see our Facebook Event Page

Click! Design That Fits is located at 4540 California Ave SW

Various Artists at Youngstown Flats

April 9, 2015

In addition to the great art that is being showcased at our Art Walk businesses, Youngstown Flats has a vast collection of featured artists.



The Youngstown neighborhood is an arts-minded community, with the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center at its core. This sense of artistry is reflected within and around Youngstown Flats, with fourteen local artists contributing work through a curated program.


View all their artist bios at: http://www.youngstownflats.com/the_art.php

Youngstown Flats is located at 4040 26th Ave SW

Various Artists and Little Edie at Emerald Water Anglers

April 9, 2015

Come by Emerald Water Anglers on Thursday, April 9th for Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, and an all around good time for West Seattle Art Walk.  There's music, art and even the regular writers series.


Little Edie will be performing at 6:30 pm!

The line up for this fun event is:

Dan Tyack            steel guitar
Kelly Van Camp   drums, singing, harp
Lou Alexander      fiddle
Scott Brown          bass, singing
Eden Greer          guitar, singing

Featured art from a variety of artists whose work has been shown at previous artwalk events. Artists include Deadweight Fly, Tim Pask, Amy McMahon, Leah Hemberry Ricketts.

Thursday night also celebrates the EWA regular writers series Writers on the Fly www.syzygyflyfishing.com/writers-on-the-fly/

Come out and enjoy some great music and support the arts, community and fly fishing!!!!! 

Emerald Water Anglers is located at 4502 42nd Ave SW, Suite A




Ginny Gensler at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

April 9, 2015

Join Hotwire for this April’s artwalk and meet Ginny Gensler. Ginny will be showing her photographs and Hotwire will be serving up some Spring beverages and hearty snacks.

 "I’ve always taken photos in my mind. My camera allows me to capture the world as I’ve always seen it. I notice tiny things: colors, texture, life in full detail. My photographs contain those details, those moments that are usually overlooked. And give them a new life. 
Having grown up in the eastern New Mexico desert, I know what it looks like when it doesn’t rain; brown and bare. That’s why I’m drawn to water. Canoeing in the middle of Lake Washington or standing on the shores of the ocean, at the edge of the lakes or beside wandering rivers, I’m reminded that water is life. That’s why I love Seattle. And why I love Washington. Its grey skies intensify the rest of its colors. I’m surrounded by the cycle of life that water brings." 
Ginny Gensler
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is located at 4410 California Ave SW

Jacob Smothers Photography at Wild Rose's

April 9, 2015

Wild Rose's is pleased to feature Jacob Smothers Photography for April Art Walk.  Please stop by and see his exquisite photography.  Complimentary wine will be served.


Wild Rose's is located at 4529 California Ave SW

Neicy Frey at Capers

April 9, 2015

A Northwest native from the get-go, Neicy Frey moved from Spokane Washington to South India, and later Malaysia, with her adventurous parents all by the age of five. Her sun-soaked childhood, saturated with the richness of ancient Southeast Asian cultures and tropical lifestyle with its intimate connection to the Natural world and the Arts, profoundly influences the work she does today. 


Neicy lives in sunny Spokane Washington with her brilliant son and ridiculously good-looking Italian Greyhound, happily toiling in her studio, working on her farmer's tan, and chipping away at restoring a Mid-Century Rancher.


Neicy Frey will be with the wonderful women of Capers for West Seattle Art Walk from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 9.  Please stop in and meet Neicy; we'll be expecting you!

Capers Home is located at 4525 California Ave SW.