April 2016 Art Walk

April 13, 2016

Please join us for April Art Walk, tomorrow night (4/14) from 6 – 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying paintings, prints, photography, and more.


This free art event is hosted by our local businesses, both in The Junction and in greater West Seattle. Many businesses will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be on hand at many venues for all to enjoy. The following businesses and artists will be participating:

In The Junction:


Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle : Works by Ila Medlin
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : The Biology and Botany of Art
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits : Brainstorm Prints
4540 California Ave SW

Cupcake Royale
4556 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
: Works by Ginny Gensler
4410 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery
: Science+/-Art Group Exhibit
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing
: Works by Tarsha Rockowitz
4735 42nd Ave SW

Wild Rose's Antiques & Gifts : Jacob Smithers: "Environmental Still Life"
4529 California Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate
Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW


Art by Brainstorm Prints

In Greater West Seattle: 


Admiral Bird Cafe : Music by Travis Hartnett & Co
2600 California Ave SW

Brace Point Pottery : Work by Konstantin Reutov, Loren Lukens, & Warren Pope
4208 SW 100th St

Locöl Barley & Vine : Works by Dervim Ozkan
7902 35th Ave SW

South Seattle College Art Gallery : Works by Allan C. Carandang & Bianca Wright
6000 16th Avenue SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Sandy Simpson
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Ellen Zrimsek
6026 California Ave SW


Art by Loren Lukens

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this Quarter’s featured artist, Stephanie Hargrave.


April Art Walk 

Thursday, April 14th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

Butterflies: A Fantastically Queer Journey at SSC Art Gallery


March 30, 2016

South Seattle College Art Gallery is hosting a special show this Spring quarter that will celebrate works by members of the local LBTQIA+ community. This show is entitled "Butterflies: A Fantastically Queer Journey" and this quarter you can catch it on the West Seattle Art Walk on April 14th! Here's a little more about the show and the special events that will accompany it:
"The South Seattle College Art Gallery, as a member of student life, is proud to encourage diversity on our campus and within the West Seattle community. This spring quarter we will be collaborating with local artists and our very own Queer Straight Alliance to bring a little bit of vibrancy to our gray city. We are pleased to host these thought provoking works from members of our local LBTQIA+ community."

Dates:

The show will run from Monday, April 4th- Saturday, April 30th, with the reception on Tuesday, April 5th (12-2pm).


 

Participating Artists:


Bianca Wright
Bianca Wright is a military veteran of 14 years across the US Air Force, US Army, and Washington Army National Guard. She left service in 2014 to pursue her passion in photography, finishing a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2015. Through her formal training she specialized in portraiture, fine art, and still-life photography. Her style is dark and dramatic, as much about the shadows as it is about the light. Bianca works with both film and digital processes and creates dramatic imagery.

Allan C. Carandang 
Allan is a freelance graphic designer and emerging painter. Originally from Pacific island of Guam. He received a B.F.A in Architecture and certification in Multimedia form University of Washington.

He was one of the artists featured on Capitol Hill’s Queer Art Walk back in June 2015. His latest collections, "Love My Bare Naked" and "Queens" are both queer-related.



Butterflies: A Fantastically Queer Journey at SSC Art Gallery

South Seattle College Gallery / 6000 16th Avenue SW

WSAW - Spring 2016: Theol 1 by Stephanie Hargrave

March 18, 2016

We're getting ready for an exciting spring quarter at West Seattle Art Walk! Join us every second Thursday - April 14, May 12, and June 9 - as we celebrate local art and culture in West Seattle.

This quarter's postcard and poster features art by Stephanie Hargrave. The work featured is entitled "Theol 1". Stephanie is currently exhibiting a selection of her encaustic work at Capers, March through April. Here's a little more about Stephanie and her latest body of work:
"Hargrave has been both painting and working in clay since college, where she studied color theory, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting. She started a line of functional ceramics as a small business in 1997 after studying with Carol Gouthro, and has worked with metal, oil paint, watercolor and acrylics over the years, but her medium of choice is beeswax. She learned a great deal studying with Jef Gunn and Larry Caulkins at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and began teaching at Pratt using wax as an element in sculptural collage with Rickie Wolfe. Encaustic has been her focus for the last 12 years. It is the one medium that affords all the other materials she has worked in to overlap and inform one another.
Stephanie has shown her work in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York and Atlanta. Her work is in several collections, including Swedish Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, Barclays International, Abri Hotel in San Francisco, the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, and Kaiser Permanente in Baltimore. In 2014 she was a panelist for the Inside Art program at Town Hall on the topic of Imagery and Art (curated by Juan Alonso-Rodriquez), and her collaborative work with RobRoy Chalmers was on the cover of Art Voices Magazine (Fall Issue), with accompanying article/interview. She was the juror for the Mercer Island Art Council’s Yearly Art Show in 2015, and was recently published in Jennifer Margell’s book Encaustic Art. Her work Capra Hircus 3 (36x36) was juried into the Encaustic Art Institute’s permanent collection in October 2015."


March 2016 Art Walk

March 8, 2016
February Art Walk

Please join us for March Art Walk, this Thursday night (3/10) from 6 - 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying paintings, prints, photography, and more. This free art event is hosted by our local businesses, both in The Junction and in greater West Seattle. Many businesses will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be on hand at many venues for all to enjoy. The following businesses and artists will be participating:

In The Junction:

Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits - Seattle : Works by Faith Montgomery
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : Stephanie Hargrave- Encaustic Painter and Marie Tornow- Ceramicist
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits :
4540 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse : Works by Sarah Ghanooni
4410 California Ave SW

Junction True Value
4747 44th Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Jordan Christianson - S/ HEROS: Side A 
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Works by Michelle Salazar
4735 42nd Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW


Painting by Blake Liliane Hellman

In Greater West Seattle:


Locöl Barley & Vine
7902 35th Ave SW

Parliament Tavern : Photographic Works by Dawndra Budd
4210 SW Admiral Way

South Seattle College Art Gallery : The Art of Music Exhibition
6000 16th Avenue SW

Viscon Cellars : Works by Jesse Link
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Works by Blake Liliane Hellman
6026 California Ave SW

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this Quarter’s featured artist, Susan Cole.  


March Art Walk

Thursday, March 10th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

Call for Applications!

West Seattle Art Walk is currently looking for an Event Promotion Volunteer. Are you enthusiastic about the arts? Do you enjoy talking with people? Would you like to help out in the community? If you answered "yes!" to these questions, then we would love to have you join our team! Please read the job announcement HERE for more information. We look forward to hearing about you and your interest in helping to get the word out about Art Walk!




February Art Walk 2016

February 10, 2016

February Art Walk

Please join us for February Art Walk, tomorrow night (2/11) from 6 - 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying paintings, prints, photography, and more. This free art event is hosted by our local businesses, both in The Junction and in greater West Seattle. Many businesses will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. Complimentary nibbles and drinks will be on hand at many venues for all to enjoy. The following businesses and artists will be participating:   


In The Junction:


Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits - Seattle : Works Breanna Welsh & Alex Van Der Stuyf
4210 SW Oregon St

Capers : Works by Jimmy Gersen + Marie Tornow
4525 California Ave SW

Click! Design That Fits : Solo show featuring George Perrou
4540 California Ave SW

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse : Kelly Reynolds "Art is Love"
4410 California Ave SW

Junction True Value
4747 44th Ave SW

Shadowland
4458 California Ave SW

Twilight Gallery : Artist In Residence Natasha Marin presents: READ & BLEED
4306 SW Alaska St

Wallflower Custom Framing : Works by local artist Mari Jalbing
4735 42nd Ave SW

Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley
4526 California Ave SW

February Art Walk
Art by Breanna Welsh 

In Greater West Seattle:


Dubsea Coffee : Stories of Refugees and Immigrants 
9910 8th Ave SW

Locöl Barley & Vine
7902 35th Ave SW

Parliament Tavern : Works by Cherylin Andre
4210 SW Admiral Way

Viscon Cellars : Works by Jesse Link
5910 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cellars : Photography by Jan & Ian Martindale
6026 California Ave SW

Check out our walking map here for the complete list of businesses and their locations. Also find information about this Quarter’s featured artist, Susan Cole.  


February Art Walk

Thursday, February 11th / 6-9pm / The Junction & Greater West Seattle

Arshin Aghashteh at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

 January 14, 2016

Twilight Gallery & Boutique will be featuring art by Arshin Aghashteh and continuing their Small Works Show for January Art Walk tonight, from 6-9pm.

Artist Bio:

Arshin Agashteh was born in 1977 in Tehran. Until the age of three, she was bought up in Khuzestan province, the birthplace of his father, in southern Iran. Following the onset of Iran-Iraq War in 1980, she along with her family moved to Tehran. The war lasted for eight years and even central cities like Tehran were not immune to the missile attacks of Iraqi army.

After finishing high school in 1994, she continued her education in clinical psychology (undergraduate). After graduation in 1999, she volunteered to work in the Iranian Mental Hospital and Epilepsy Society until two years later when she decided to pursue art. Accordingly, in 2001, she began studying painting (at bachelor degree). In 2006, after completing undergraduate studies, she pursued her education in visualization (at master degree) and managed to graduate in 2008.

In the same year, she began teaching at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, a career which lasted until 2014. In this year, she was offered a position as the faculty member of Rasam Art University, which she has held until present time. Last year, she won a scholarship to continue her studies in the field of Art Therapy in the University of San Francisco, but she did not take it up seriously. Since 2006, she has organized several solo and collective exhibitions in Iran, Italy and United States.

More about the Small Works Show:

"Our Small Works exhibit runs through Jan 31st and 20% will go to our friends the Smershes (owners of Click! Design That Fits)! Let's make this the best year ever. More info here."

January Art Walk at Twilight Gallery & Boutique


Chris Schanz at Viscon Cellars

January 14, 2016

Viscon Cellars will be featuring the work of Chris Schanz for January Art Walk tonight from 6-9pm.

Artist Statement:

Through my photography, I continue to grow with every picture. I gain courage with every shot. I am willing to step outside the lines to make my point. While my main focus is artistic expression, I love documenting travels, events and activities. I take photographs to document the story of my life through my eyes. My perspective tends to oxidize what I see. I tell ghost stories...

Wine Tasting fees will be waived for Art Walk Patrons as well.


Chris Schanz at Viscon Cellars

Viscon Cellars / 5910 California Ave. SW Suite B.

Spike Colby at Capers

January 14, 2016

Tonight at West Seattle Art Walk, Capers will be featuring the art of sculptor Spike Colby, from 6-9pm.

Artist Bio:

Spike began cutting wood when he was eleven years old but quit a year later after making a deep cut into his right leg. In 1994 he began again after seeing the gargoyles on the cathedrals in Europe. Spike has been heavily influenced by the incredible carvings of the NW First Nation masters. Spike has purposely avoided trying to replicate their artistic triumphs and have developed his own interpretation. Initially to keep a record of my pieces, Spike named the masks after friends and neighbors who inspired him. Spike encourages others to be inspired to rename these masks in honor of their friend, family member or neighbor.


Spike Colby at Capers

Capers / 4525 California Ave SW

Dan Ayala at Parliament Tavern

January 13, 2016

Dan Ayala will be showing a selection of his work at Parliament Tavern this Thursday for January Art Walk.


Artist Bio:

Dan Ayala is an artist and plumber residing in West Seattle. His work focuses largely on oil painting that is open to many subjects including abstracts. The hope of the work is to orchestrate a dance of color and energy seeking to enter a fifth dimension.


Here's a little more about the event:

"The Parliament Tavern, the Admiral District's newest neighborhood drinking bar, is very proud to be involved in our very first West Seattle Art Walk!

To help celebrate Dan's work, we will feature a Happy Hour discount special that will run through 9pm. Enjoy cocktails, 17 beers on tap, a menu of fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, and a whole lot of great music throughout the evening from our special resident DJ! 21 and over only please.

Dan will present from 6 to 9pm, but we will continue the evening for any and all who want to check out his works or the space!"

Dan Ayala at Parliament Tavern

Brittany Hunt at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

January 13, 2016

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse will be featuring the work of Brittany Hunt for January Art Walk tomorrow night from 6-9pm.


Brittany is a West Seattleite who loves to paint large colorful abstract art. This month she's featuring neon-green abstract and Seattle-inspired art. Please come by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse to view her art and enjoy complimentary wine and cookies. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.


Brittany Hunt at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse / 4410 California Ave SW

Brittany Walsh at Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits – Seattle

January 13, 2016

Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits will be featuring the work of Brittany Walsh for January Art Walk this Thursday from 6-9pm.


Brittany Walsh at Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits - Seattle

Jesse Link at Locöl Barley & Vine

January 13, 2016

Locöl Barley & Vine will be showing work by Jesse Link tomorrow for January Art Walk.

Artist Biography:

Jesse Link was born and raised in an small steel town outside of Pittsburgh P.A.. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Design and studied graphic design at West Liberty University. Jesse also fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent a couple years in New Orleans helping the Post Katrina re-construction effort. 


In 2007, Jesse moved to Seattle, WA and to pursue Visual Art as a career. Since that time he has participated in numerous Solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Washington and California, has been awarded two public projects from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and has been invited to participate in many juried Art festivals, including the Bellevue Festival of the Arts, Bumbershoot and Folklife. Jesse has also completed commission work for Target and Apptio.


Jesse Link at Locöl Barley & Vine

Locöl Barley & Vine / 7902 35th Ave SW

Through Their Eyes at Wallflower Custom Framing

January 11, 2016

For January Art Walk, Wallflower Custom Framing will be hosting a special show entitled Through Their Eyes: A Student Showing of Photography Works. This exhibit will showcase work by local student photographers. 

By Iris, 2nd Grade

Here's a little more about the show:
In the spirit of new beginnings and fresh perspectives, we'd like to take time and space to feature (and encourage) several budding local photographers with a student showing.
Local photographer Lena Eivy taught an Advanced Photography after-school course in late 2015 to about a dozen local youngsters and put out an inquiry about the availability of space for a show. We were delighted to oblige.
 
Works in this show are not for sale. However, bring the currency of your presence, enthusiasm, and questions about the artist's experience and viewpoints. These are valuable and definitely welcome. 
We'll be sharing a few light refreshments and delicious sippables. Please do come early to meet and congratulate the artists...it IS still a school night.

by Leander, Age 8


Through Their Eyes at Wallflower Custom Framing

Wallflower Custom Framing / 4735 42nd Ave SW

Cris Miller at West Seattle Cellars

January 11, 2016

Cris Miller will be continuing to show a selection of her photographic works at West Seattle Cellars this Thursday for Art Walk.

Artist Statement:

"I have the good fortune of spending much of my life traveling to distant parts of the world and of capturing images, both large and little, abstract and realistic, which speak to my experience of those places. I’m drawn to the details, the contours and the folds that define the character of a landscape and help mold the cultures that inhabit it. While over and over again I seek out the wildness of mountains, it’s really all natural landscapes that I love. I feel solace in the quiet of canyons, adventure on moving water, humility in giant forests, awe in the presence of wildlife, and wonder at the diversity and beauty of our planet. My photos strive to convey this connection."
Cris has been in the business of adventure travel for 25 years and has visited and captured images in more than 50 countries. For this Art Walk showing, all of her photos will be sale priced, making them great gifts for the holidays. In addition, she will donate all profits to Nepal SEEDS, a non-profit, grassroots organization that has built schools, medical clinics, and bio-gas and water systems for remote and undeserved villages in Nepal.


West Seattle Cellars first free tasting of 2016 takes place on Art Walk Thursday, from 5:30 to 9:00. They will feature Italian wines. Come and sample a delicious variety of wines from throughout Italy while you are transported to faraway places by the stunning photography of Cris Miller.


Cris Miller at West Seattle Cellars

West Seattle Cellars / 6026 California Ave. SW

South Seattle College Art Gallery / Aircraft Parts

January 11, 2016

South Seattle College Gallery is excited to bring a new exhibit to Art Walk this month. The title is Aircraft Parts: Aviation Maintenance Department Show and you can catch it this Thursday during Art Walk at the SSC Art Gallery, from 6-9pm.


Here's a little more about the exhibit:
South Seattle College has a long and rich history of producing skilled Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Our aviation program began in the 1930’s as Edison Technical College. In 1968, it evolved into one of South’s professional technical programs when the community college system was established in Washington state. Today, South Seattle College serves nearly 200 students, more than any other aviation maintenance program in our State. 
As a Part 147 school under the FAA’s Federal Aviation Regulations, SSC delivers an eight quarter program with graduates prepared to take the FAA Airframe and Power plant (A & P) licensing exams. Program graduates are employed with companies including Alaska Airlines, Aviation Technical Services, Delta Airlines, and The Boeing Company.
Kim J. Alexander, Dean of Aviation, South Seattle College
December, 29th 2015

Venue Info:
South Seattle College Art Gallery
in the Jerry Brockey Student Center next to the Bookstore.

Admission is always free and open to the public!


Aircraft Parts: Aviation Maintenance Department Show

South Seattle College Gallery / 6000 16th Avenue SW

West Seattle Art Walk - Winter 2016: Hozuki by Susan Cole

January 7, 2016

Welcome to the first quarter of 2016 West Seattle Art Walk! Join us every second Thursday - January 14, February 11, and March 10 - as we celebrate local art and culture in West Seattle.

This quarter's postcard and poster features art by Susan Cole. Susan most recently exhibited a selection of her photographic works at Windermere in December. Here's a little more about Susan and her latest body of work:
"I've been taking photos ever since I purchased my first instamatic at a garage sale when I was about 9. Seeing the image in the camera is as much the process as printing the image on paper. 
The La Mort D'Une Fleur series is about observing the beauty in how a flower transforms as it dies."

December Art Walk at Twilight Gallery

December 10, 2015

Twilight Gallery & Boutique will be hosting their Holiday Small Works Show and art by Arshin Aghashteh for December Art Walk tonight, from 6-9pm.


The Small Works Show contains works by national and local artists, all under $200.00. Purchase a smaller piece that is truly unique for yourself or the art collector on your holiday list. Twilight will also be showing Arshin Aghashteh's Solo Exhibit entitled "In Bloom".


During Art Walk, Twilight will also be hosting trunk shows with Parallell Jewelry, Drift Design, and Stackedd Magazine:
  • STACKEDD Magazine is a Seattle-based, monthly, online publication, that publishes a print edition annually. Their mission is to provide the women of Seattle-and those who identify as such- a forum for their opinions.
  • Parallel Jewelry is made by Seattle jewelry artist and compulsive maker, Jeni Falldine. Her designs are guided by a reverent wonder of nature and a desire to understand the complexities of seemingly simple phenomena.
  • The Drift Designs is inspired by the ocean and the mountains that surround thecity, by local and global street style, and by traditional art and modern design from all over the world.


December Art Walk at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

December Art Walk at The Building

December 10, 2015

The Building features a nice variety of art & design studios that open to the public the second Thursday of each month during Art Walk.


Tonight, for December Art Walk, come visit:

- Anette Lusher at ProletariYaht Club - Anette received her formal art training in Germany and graduated with a BA in Art/Photography in 1971. She will have a holiday sale with 50% off during Art Walk.
- Handcut paper by Alisa Lahti
- Architectural model making by Gustavo Penengo, PRDG Architecure & Design
- Felted Fashion by Flora Carlile-Kovacs


December Art Walk at The Building

Engrid Hooper (and much more!) at Capers

December 10, 2015

Tonight at West Seattle Art Walk, Capers will be featuring the work of Engrid Hooper, and offering several different opportunities to spread the holiday cheer and give back to those in need in our community.

Artist Biography:

Engrid Hooper began painting while growing up in Santa Cruz, and later received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. Most recently she has studied with Jennifer Carrasco. Engrid has called West Seattle home since 1992 where she lives with her husband and daughter, and has her art studio.
 
When not in her studio, Engrid is a flight attendant. Her dark, early commutes to the airport have served as a source of inspiration; there is a mystery in the day’s first hours. Morning walks in Lincoln Park have also inspired much of her painting. She feels that her best subjects come from the simple beauty of everyday life. 

Engrid works in both watercolor and acrylics. She has said that watercolors are her favorite medium, despite the fact that they often misbehave. There is a vitality and movement in watercolor that Engrid loves and appreciates. Most quiet pre-dawn hours are spent in her studio--a ritual without which her day is incomplete.


Here's a little more about this special Art Walk event from Capers:

"The grey days of winter are upon up, but the sun always shines at Capers! Come join us once again in greeting Engrid Hooper. Engrid captures the everyday beauty of our wet Seattle winters...Has she happened to paint your neighborhood? 
Don't forget The Hickman House Giving Tree. Hickman House provides a safe place and sufficient time after emergency housing for domestic violence survivors to begin the healing process and gather resources toward becoming self sufficient. Can you help?"

Santa is also going to be at Capers on Art Walk Thursday from 6-8pm. Bring your own camera, and take a picture with him! Santa will be accepting cash and non-perishable donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. Help him to bring the holiday spirit to families in need.

Finally, Chief Sealth International High School will be selling their West Seattle 2016 Wildlife calendars at Capers during Art Walk. All calendar proceeds benefit environmental studies programs at Chief Sealth. Mark Wangerin, the calendar photographer, will be at hand to answer questions and provide autographs.

Special Deals:

During Art Walk help out with one of the charitable causes above, and also get a little something for yourself or those on your holiday shopping list. From 6-9pm, spend $30 and receive a free West Seattle mug!


Engrid Hooper (and much more!) at Capers

Capers / 4525 California Ave SW

Jesse Link at Locöl Barley & Vine

December 10, 2015

Locöl Barley & Vine will be showing work by Jesse Link tonight for December Art Walk.

Artist Biography:

Jesse Link was born and raised in an small steel town outside of Pittsburgh P.A.. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Design and studied graphic design at West Liberty University. Jesse also fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent a couple years in New Orleans helping the Post Katrina re-construction effort. 


In 2007, Jesse moved to Seattle, WA and to pursue Visual Art as a career. Since that time he has participated in numerous Solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Washington and California, has been awarded two public projects from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and has been invited to participate in many juried Art festivals, including the Bellevue Festival of the Arts, Bumbershoot and Folklife. Jesse has also completed commission work for Target and Apptio.


Jesse Link at Locöl Barley & Vine

Locöl Barley & Vine / 7902 35th Ave SW

Frances Smersh at Click! Design That Fits

December 10, 2015

Click! Design That Fits co-owner and creative director, Frances Smersh, will be showing her latest collection of paintings tonight at Art Walk.


Artist Biography:

Frances has a long-standing love of painting and drawing. Throughout her career as a jewelry designer, sketching was always at the forefront of the design process. Everything started on paper, and eventually made it's way into the materials she loved: sterling silver, stained concrete and cork, steel and powder coat. But around four years ago, Frances put down the jewelry tools completely and fully embraced the adventure of mark making.

Painting has always been more of an exploration than a formally studied art for Frances - she would be the first to admit it. As an active member in the Pratt Fine Arts Center community, she would often find herself in various studios - painting, encaustics, drawing, jewelry, and blacksmithing. Inevitably she would would return to the two-dimensional, delving into varying materials and seeing how they intertwined on paper and wood.


That exploration is beautifully composed in Frances' new collection. Acrylic, pencil, charcoal, and watercolor pencils blend together in delicately balanced work. Paint is applied to birch boards with brushes, paper towel, cloth, or bare hands - whatever feels right. An eraser is a vital tool, exposing previous layers and partially removing others, to build up a complex landscape of texture and line. The process is the image, and the image is the process. Each painting is a map of layers, a story of starts and stops and changed directions. They each tell the tale of how they came to be.


Frances Smersh at Click! Design That Fits

The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at South Seattle College Gallery

December 10, 2015

South Seattle College Gallery
 will be continuing their exhibition, The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: The Legacy of the AANAPISI Designation, in the SSC Art Gallery. Tonight is the final night to see this show, from 6-9pm.

Here's a little more about the show:

"The art gallery would like to formally extend an invitation to participate in the celebration of our collaboration with the AANAPISI Center and University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs. This exhibition is dedicated to honoring the multiple ways AAPI students and their communities express pride in their histories and identities."


The Growing Visibility of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Deck the Walls Group Show at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

December 10, 2015

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse will be hosting their group show entitled "Deck the Walls". The show will be available to view during December Art Walk, with the Open House happening on Sunday, December 13 starting at 2pm.


Here's more about the show:

“Who loves local art, easy holiday shopping, and a sparkling open house? Celebrate original art and shopping local with the annual Hotwire holiday open house. Holiday inspired food, sparkling drinks, giveaways, raffles and the crown of the event – Deck the Walls. Join Hotwire and co-host Todd D. Martin Lifestyle Designer as they present Deck the Walls, 2015. Shop local directly from the walls. All art will be priced under $50.00 and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the artist. We’ll wrap it too, compliments of Furry Faces Foundation. Meet friends, enjoy some delish food, and support local artists! It’s all happening at the open house.”


Deck the Walls Group Show at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse / 4410 California Ave SW

December Art Walk at Wild Rose's

December 9, 2015

Wild Rose's will be hosting a fun Art Walk night tomorrow from 6-9pm.


They will be featuring Janet Ramble's festive Christmas trees in oil paints. They will also have fabulously soft cashmere scarves by local designer Stephanie Norris and unusual wine racks made from vintage wine barrels made locally by Alan Drainville.


December Art Walk at Wild Rose's

Wild Rose's Antiques and Gifts / 4529 California Ave SW

Chris Schanz at Viscon Cellars

December 9, 2015

Viscon Cellars will be featuring the work of Chris Schanz for December Art Walk tomorrow night from 6-9pm.

Artist Statement:

Through my photography, I continue to grow with every picture. I gain courage with every shot. I am willing to step outside the lines to make my point. While my main focus is artistic expression, I love documenting travels, events and activities. I take photographs to document the story of my life through my eyes. My perspective tends to oxidize what I see. I tell ghost stories...

Wine Tasting fees will be waived for Art Walk Patrons as well.


Chris Schanz at Viscon Cellars

Viscon Cellars / 5910 California Ave. SW Suite B.

Cris Miller at West Seattle Cellars

December 9, 2015

Cris Miller will be showing a selection of his photographic works at West Seattle Cellars tomorrow night for Art Walk.

 

Artist Statement:

"I have the good fortune of spending much of my life traveling to distant parts of the world and of capturing images, both large and little, abstract and realistic, which speak to my experience of those places. I’m drawn to the details, the contours and the folds that define the character of a landscape and help mold the cultures that inhabit it. While over and over again I seek out the wildness of mountains, it’s really all natural landscapes that I love. I feel solace in the quiet of canyons, adventure on moving water, humility in giant forests, awe in the presence of wildlife, and wonder at the diversity and beauty of our planet. My photos strive to convey this connection."
Cris has been in the business of adventure travel for 25 years and has visited and captured images in more than 50 countries. For this Art Walk showing, all of her photos will be sale priced, making them great gifts for the holidays. In addition, she will donate all profits to Nepal SEEDS, a non-profit, grassroots organization that has built schools, medical clinics, and bio-gas and water systems for remote and undeserved villages in Nepal.

 

This month’s Art Walk night just happens to be the same night of West Seattle Cellars' annual Port tasting. Just in time for the holidays! Stop by and sample their tasty and varied line-up of Ports this Thursday, from 5:30 to 9:00, while you are transported to faraway places by the stunning photography of Cris Miller.


Cris Miller at West Seattle Cellars  

Red Jacket Mine Duo at Thunder Road Guitars

December 9, 2015

Thunder Road Guitars will be featuring music by Red Jacket Mine Duo for West Seattle Art Walk tomorrow night from 6-9pm.

Here's some more about the band:

Founded by singer/songwriter Lincoln Barr in 2003, Seattle pop aficionados Red Jacket Mine have evolved from a home recording project into a pop & soul powerhouse over their decade-plus history, garnering critical praise and heavy independent radio rotation (particularly from hometown tastemaker KEXP) along the way.

Barr describes the band’s early releases (2008’s Hello, Old Cloud and 2009’s Lovers Lookout – the latter of which was produced by the Posies’ Ken Stringfellow) as ‘twilit pop’ – autumnal and atmospheric, displaying ambitious songcraft in spades, but lacking the fire and focus of the band’s later efforts. When Oklahoma-born keyboardist Daniel Walker joined Barr and longtime drummer Andrew Salzman in 2012, the band found its stride, finally in possession of the palette necessary to realize Barr’s newly-concise, soulful pop compositions. This period also marked the beginning of the band’s fruitful collaboration with producer/engineer Johnny Sangster (The Tripwires/Mudhoney).

2013 was a banner year for Red Jacket Mine, highlighted by the release of the critically-lauded Someone Else’s Cake LP on Fin Records – deemed “pop music magic” by Allmusic editor Fred Thomas. The album combined elements of early New Wave, glam, soul, and roots-rock into a charming, effortlessly-catchy blend that recalled the ’70s heyday of smart pop music, and the band supported its release with a busy live schedule, including an appearance at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival.

Buoyed by this success, the band returned to the studio almost immediately to begin working on the songs for 2014’s Pure Delight. Once again produced by Johnny Sangster, the aptly-titled EP features six Barr originals that showcase the breadth of his influences, including the swaying pub-soul of “I Want You to Worship Me,” the gospel-inspired lament of “Crow” (a duet with Nashville songwriter Shane Tutmarc), and the gin-swilling title track. New member Eric Bryson shares bass duties with Jim Sangster (Young Fresh Fellows, The Tripwires), imparting these recordings with a swing and confidence heretofore unheard in the band’s work.

Live, the band aspires to the ‘omni-pop’ crown of their heroes NRBQ, mixing selections from their substantial catalog with an extensive, diverse repertoire of well-chosen covers – interspersed with stage banter that displays a finely-tuned sense of the absurd.

Recommended if you like: NRBQ, Nick Lowe, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Alex Chilton, Garland Jeffreys, Graham Parker, Steve Forbert

Red Jacket Mine has shared the stage with Chuck Prophet, Alejandro Escovedo, Steve Forbert, Garland Jeffreys, The Minus 5, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), Rebecca Gates (The Spinanes), Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols/The Faces), Bahamas, Loney Dear, Liam Finn, Jason Falkner, Richmond Fontaine, the 88, Apex Manor, Langhorne Slim, Everest, Retribution Gospel Choir, Glossary, Ian Moore, The Luyas, Jackie Greene, Reckless Kelly, Downpilot, The Devil Whale, Octoberman, and many, many more…


Red Jacket Mine Duo at Thunder Road Guitars

Thunder Road Guitars / 4736 California Ave SW

Mark O'Malley at Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits - Seattle

December 7, 2015

Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits will be featuring the work of Mark O'Malley for December Art Walk this Thursday from 6-9pm.

Artist Statement:

I picked up my first paint brush in October 1999. Self taught. No rules. Folk Art! I paint images of local businesses and landmarks in and around the West Seattle area.



Mark O'Malley at Basin Pacific Insurance & Benefits - Seattle

Basin Pacific Insurance - Seattle / 4210 SW Oregon St

Dave and the Dalmations at The Admiral Bird Cafe

December 7, 2015

The Admiral Bird Cafe will be welcoming Dave and the Dalmations for your listening pleasure this Thursday for December Art Walk.


Dave and the Dalmatians sing glad tidings from the coast of Croatia and beyond...seasonal a capella songs from Central Europe. Dave and the Dalmatians are a local all male choir who enjoy singing four part harmonies from the Dalmatian coast and surrounding areas. The quartet has performed at Town Hall, Folklife and Croatia Fest, don't miss this special Holiday treat!

There is no cover for this musical even but gratuity to the band is always appreciated.


Dave and the Dalmations at The Admiral Bird Cafe

The Admiral Bird Cafe / 2600 California Ave SW

The Puny Picture Show at Wallflower Custom Framing

December 7, 2015

For December Art Walk, Wallflower Custom Framing will be hosting the 7th Annual Puny Picture Show & Benefit for Pasado's Safe Haven, out of Sultan, WA. The show opening is this Thursday, December 10th from 6-9pm.


Here's a little more about the show:
"December is our biggest show of puny works of art. [The Puny Picture Show is] an evening of great art, local artists and good cheer. [It's] notably our largest opening of the year - and you are warmly invited! Local artists are often at the opening and contribute a few new & punies to the show."

All works of art will be a bit smaller in scale than usual and of course available for purchase. These make great gifts!

The Artists:
Wendy Sloneker
Bethany Bachmann
Jessica Creager
Kelly Rae Cunningham
Lorraine Fryett
Michele Smith-Lewis
Sue Danielson
Patty Haller
Holli with an I, Photographer
S. Jordan
Kellyportfolio


The Puny Picture Show at Wallflower Custom Framing

Wallflower Custom Framing / 4735 42nd Ave SW