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.   

Eric Carson, Mark Daughhetee, Jenny Fillius at ArtsWest

April 9, 2015

With sculpture, drawing and painting, Eric Carson, Mark Daughhetee, and Jenny Fillius each work with found mythology to suggest themes of reclamation and devotion in our contemporary world.

Eric Carson uses the format of the mandala [the Hindu/Buddhist ritualistic design that organizes a spiritual experience in visual terms] to symbolically connect the world’s religions to each other, and to comment on the intersection of those beliefs with political and cultural issues. The way these line-based drawings are made—as well as their content—suggests a hybrid of references, from Western cartoons to Hieronymus Bosch to Hindu devotional painting. Carson writes, “These pieces present insight traditions around the world as petals of the same flower, not creeds to divide by or kill for.”


Mark Daughhetee’s Stations series of assemblage sculptures pay homage to old TV shows like Bonanza and The Lawrence Welk Show. Plastic cowboys stand stoically among clumps of hobby shop moss under a peaked roof. The format is reminiscent of compositions from the Renaissance and inspired by roadside memorials, as well as Thai spirit houses. Humor, child-like reverence for TV, and manhood (as defined by old Hollywood) are the main characters. Daughhetee writes, “Like one’s journey through life, each television program, in its turn, occupied center stage for a while and left when the curtain fell for the last time.”



Describing her process, Jenny Fillius writes “Being observant, anything can trigger an idea—an overheard expression, something on the street, an experience, the metal, a broken tin toy; literally anything.” Fillius finds and repurposes decorative sheet metal in the form of broken toys and used tin food containers to make sculptures suggestive of the retablos of Mexican folk art. Since most of the metal Fillius uses appears to have come from one’s childhood, or one’s parent’s childhood, the narratives that ensue are partly-articulated hints that nostalgia has gone awry in some way that we in 2015 are privy to.

Please join us for the reception this Thursday April 9th, 6-9pm. Artist talks at 7:00pm!

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW


Van Thorfinson at Happy Family Health & Wellness

April 9, 2015

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


 Artist Bio
The year is 2045, I’m here to tell you about me as younger artist.
My fascination with light, color, expressions and people started early and the camera made keeping the magic of it all close to me. 
My first photos were taken in 1984 when I was 13 capturing still lifes around the house and anything else that I found interesting. 
Shortly after that, I moved to Boston. Boston was where I realized the power that I had with my camera. I could make money shooting product photography and journalistic work; While chasing my interest in the world of fashion, music and the rest of the world that was new to me. 
I wanted to see more so I spent time in New York, moved on to New Orleans and eventually back across the country, the longest way possible, landing back in Seattle, in 1995. 
In 1997, my camera and I traveled to Spain taking pictures of Roman aqueducts, castles, the countryside and the beautiful people. 
In 2001, we traveled to the mysterious land that my forefathers had come from, Iceland. All the pictures from Iceland told the story of an ancient place that was filled with monstrous waterfalls, glaciers of blue ice and the spirits of my ancestors.  
Life, as it often does, got in the way of further travels, for quite some time. I kept busy taking picture and learning the new technology of digital cameras.In 2010, my wife, my camera and I travelled to Iceland for the second time then on to London and Paris. 
I came away with brilliant pictures from this trip. 
As an old man, I look back at these times and smile. 
I remember clearly 2015 living in my hometown Seattle with my lovely wife, we were busy with my photography, running our antique business and co-authoring a book. 
Van Thorfinson Photography
Happy Family Health & Wellness is located at 5400 California Ave SW, Suite F

Rebecca Rose at Twilight Gallery

April 9, 2015

"In “The Spinster & The Carpenter”, I unleash my dirty little secrets in this tell all confessional, while seeing each lesson as an opportunity to cut myself a break, and learn forgiveness for myself and others. In each piece I finally face the regrets in my life & hold myself accountable for the choices that I alone made, caused and learned from as an independent woman, even when married. I atone for these choices, and take a deep hard look at myself while doing so, while finding non-religious redemption along the way as I become a stronger person." 
Rebecca Rose

Rarely can a body of work transcend one artistic genre and hit a home run in terms of fine art, sculpture, fashion, and jewelry while also gaining the attention of galleries, celebrities, media, academia, and pop culture. Rarely do you find a body of work whose intellectually complex subject matter matches the compositionally complex sculptural form with the exceedingly complex process that goes into creating one. It’s as rare as the precious metals used to create each piece, each of which are comprised of multiple ounces of solid sterling silver.

Her art has recently taken notice in the academic communities as well, chosen as the subject of a dissertation in the works written by a masters student from South Africa’s Durban University. Rose was recently awarded a prominent scholarship by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Crafthaus, a community created and designed for high caliber artists involved in the applied arts.

Rose has shown throughout NYC galleries in Chelsea and on Madison Ave, Los Angeles, and recently welcomed into The Andy Warhol Museum in fall of 2012. Her work has been featured on the pages of British Vogue and The Mensa Bulletin, has been filmed for documentaries by PBS Artisodes and Art Attacks, featured on KTLA’s “Good Day LA”, and has been collected by Andrew Lincoln and Kat Von D.

Art Walk - With guest cellist Sarah McGrath

Artist Talk and signing Thursday April 9th, 6 to 8pm

Twilight Gallery is located at 4306 SW Alaska St.



Aiva Leff at Cupcake Royale

April 9, 2015

Aiva Leff at Cupcake Royale for April Art Walk

"I fell in love with the great outdoors, nature, and the act of creating art. Starting from a very young age I have spent a fair amount of time traveling, and moving, exposing me to the many elements of nature as well as juxtaposing geometric architecture in each city. These two elements have thus inspired my creative vision and subject matter, Nature and Geometry. I see a leaf or rock and figure out a way I can incorporate it in a piece of jewelry or artistic image. Currently my recent berth of work incorporates natural casting in Bronze and Silver jewelry as well as geometric shaped rings."
Cupcake Royale is located at 4556 California Ave SW

Judy Buskirk at West Seattle Cellars

April 9, 2015

A Pacific Northwest native, Judy Buskirk (Gig Harbor) studied art at Tacoma Community College and the School of Visual Concepts (Seattle) after earning a Bachelor in English degree from the University of Washington.

Buskirk’s current series merges music and art, as she interprets the powerful qualities in world, tribal, and Celtic music. The mixed media paintings on paper often resemble a garden gone wild or a musical score.


“I respond with expressive gestures, energy and intention. What I listen for, and interpret, are the harmonics, rhythms and instrumental colors in the music. Even the silences are important.”


Buskirk is a member of Artist Trust, Peninsula Art League, and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Her work can be seen at Bluewater Artworks Gallery (Poulsbo) and in regional exhibits.

On this month’s Art Walk night our free weekly wine tasting will feature wines from the west and southwest regions of France. White, sparkling, Rosé, and reds—we’ll have it all. Come by this Thursday between 5:30 and 9:00 and meet Judy, enjoy her art, and explore a tasty line-up of French wines.

West Seattle Cellars is located at 6026 California Ave. SW

Marlin Greene at Wallflower Custom Framing

April 9, 2015

Marlin Greene will be featured at Wallflower Custom Framing during April Art Walk. 


Artist Statement: 
The setting: Nature. The gear: Canon. The goal: a beautiful print. 
I strive to create beautiful prints, not just take pictures.

With every image I try to capture scenes and situations the viewer may not have ever experienced. On the best of days, these images will stir up unexpected realizations and emotions in me and the viewer. 
The process is a magical journey, from pressing the shutter to viewing the print for the first time.
Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Ave SW

West Seattle Art Walk - Spring 2015: Vellum by Jessica Creager

Springtime in West Seattle brings sunny weather, chirping birds, blooming flowers and a new crop of Art Walk artists. Join us every second Thursday - April 9, May 14, and June 11.

This quarter's flyer features art by Jessica Creager.  Jessica is a painter and photographer who is in consistent conversation with her medium. She looks for textures on the underbellies of things and brings them forth in simple, sumptuous pieces. Her works enliven the senses, evoking distant memories, near recollections, times, tastes, eras.





Cris Miller @ BendnMove

March 12, 2015

BendnMove is happy to feature the art of Cris Miller with a charity fundraiser for Nepal Seeds.

Mother and Child - Tanzania



Los Cuernos - Patagonia Chile



Tibetan Pony - Kingdom of Mustang, Nepal


Young Monk - Bhutan


BendnMove is located at 3270 California AVE SW, Suite A

George Perrou @ Click! Design That Fits

March 12, 2015


Inspired by mid-century animation, George Perrou's 'Mod-Culture' art gives nods to Miro, Kandinsky and Calder. Channeling the the Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. cartoons of his youth, Perrou's is a style all his own, painting colorful abstractions of reality onto the canvas using retro and modern colors in acrylic. 


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

Aiva Leff @ Cupcake Royale

March 12, 2015

Aiva Leff will be featured tonight at Cupcake Royale.

Artist Statement:
​I fell in love with the great outdoors, nature, and the act of creating art. Starting from a very young age I have spent a fair amount of time traveling, and moving, exposing me to the many elements of nature as well as juxtaposing geometric architecture in each city. These two elements have thus inspired my creative vision and subject matter, Nature and Geometry. I see a leaf or rock and figure out a way I can incorporate it in a piece of jewelry or artistic image. Currently my recent berth of work incorporates natural casting in Bronze and Silver jewelry as well as geometric shaped rings. 
​Currently my two favorite mediums are jewelry and printmaking however, this has morphed through out my lifetime. I always go back jewelry and metal though. I love the wear-ability of jewelry as an art form. It doesn't hide in a closet or home, but is worn for the world to see and enjoy. The coming about of my organic Jewelry style came quite naturally. My environment and lifestyle choices directed my work. I am drawn to the shapes and meaning of certain natural elements including seeds and pods, leaves, grass, mosses that give off new life and energy. 
I have incorporated these seeds into bronze rings and texturized grass blade dramatic cuffs. These pieces all have a great weight to them, a sort of therapeutic weight and feel. I’ve also created a series of geometric shaped jewelry to juxtapose all the nature in my pieces. These contrasting elements also represent all the small towns, (nature), and cities (geometry and architecture), I’ve lived in, moving around a lot as a child and young adult. 
​In my most recent printmaking series, I took 35mm film images and created texturized prints using abstract shapes including rugged rocks, with leaf shapes in subdues browns and golden colors, I also created in the same series a print based off Mexican leaves incorporating turquoise, coral, and green. By creating abstract textures I am able to portray the way I see nature. Until nature stops existing and cities are not being built, I will continue to replicate my surroundings in my own artistic vision, for this brings me joy.
Cupcake Royale is located at 4556 California Ave SW

SIEGE @ Windermere

March 12, 2015

SIEGE is a native of the Pacific Northwest : Lakeside '81 - Evergreen BA '85 - Cornish BFA '91


Artist Statement:
Known as an artist even way back in grade school, and taken with racing instead of regular sports, a non-standard kid. Two tours of duty through college; Film Production first, Fine Art second. Copperplate Printing to Japanese Woodcut to Oil Pastel, and finally to canvas. But 97% of artists quit Art as a career; I have been determined never to do that.  
The painter should never explain his paintings- ever - for any reason. The art has to do all the talking- but off the record I often say "industrial figurative."  I work on a paper surface on top of canvas with a strong graphic element including typography and atmospheric graphs. 
All are worked into the mix as compositional elements. Depending on the light, and mood of the viewer, it is possible to see something new with every viewing. 
I am told my technique of applying and manipulating paint is unorthodox. The surface is pushed, pulled, scratched, scraped, and "attacked," before I then uses an industrial belt sander to grind away at the results. And I build my own frames out of recycled cedar and industrial material. 
I will be on hand March 12th 6-9pm to TALK ART~! 
Windermere is located at 4526 California Ave SW

Eric Carson, Mark Daughhetee, Jenny Fillius @ ArtsWest

March 12, 2015

With sculpture, drawing and painting, Eric Carson, Mark Daughhetee, and Jenny Fillius each work with found mythology to suggest themes of reclamation and devotion in our contemporary world.



Eric Carson uses the format of the mandala [the Hindu/Buddhist ritualistic design that organizes a spiritual experience in visual terms] to symbolically connect the world’s religions to each other, and to comment on the intersection of those beliefs with political and cultural issues. The way these line-based drawings are made—as well as their content—suggests a hybrid of references, from Western cartoons to Hieronymus Bosch to Hindu devotional painting. Carson writes, “These pieces present insight traditions around the world as petals of the same flower, not creeds to divide by or kill for.”

Mark Daughhetee’s Stations series of assemblage sculptures pay homage to old TV shows like Bonanza and The Lawrence Welk Show. Plastic cowboys stand stoically among clumps of hobby shop moss under a peaked roof. The format is reminiscent of compositions from the Renaissance and inspired by roadside memorials, as well as Thai spirit houses. Humor, child-like reverence for TV, and manhood (as defined by old Hollywood) are the main characters. Daughhetee writes, “Like one’s journey through life, each television program, in its turn, occupied center stage for a while and left when the curtain fell for the last time.”

Describing her process, Jenny Fillius writes “Being observant, anything can trigger an idea—an overheard expression, something on the street, an experience, the metal, a broken tin toy; literally anything.” Fillius finds and repurposes decorative sheet metal in the form of broken toys and used tin food containers to make sculptures suggestive of the retablos of Mexican folk art. Since most of the metal Fillius uses appears to have come from one’s childhood, or one’s parent’s childhood, the narratives that ensue are partly-articulated hints that nostalgia has gone awry in some way that we in 2015 are privy to.

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW

Neicy Frey @ Capers

March 12, 2015

Like many creative people, Neicy Frey has her hands in a lot of pies. She currently works as a studio artist in Spokane. In a nutshell, Neicy likes to have her hands in the creation of beautiful environments and experiences. Her work is created in her home studio, on-site for clients in the Pacific Northwest, and remotely via internet and phone with clients around the globe. Pieces in her newest collection, Forager Oracle, are sensual portraits of larger than life mushrooms.



Just in time for spring foraging! Stop in to Capers for a sip and a snack and be inspired by Neicy Frey's moving interpretation of the beauty found on the forest floors of The Pacific Northwest.

Capers is located at 4525 California Ave SW

Taylor Reed @ Wallflower Custom Framing

March 12, 2015

Taylor Reed is a local Oil Painter and Photographer from the South Sound, living in Longbranch, WA. She is inspired by the intricacies and perfections found in nature and the Northwest .


In 2003 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Laguna College of Art and Design with a focus on environmental paintings. Over the years she has been torn between her two loves, painting and photography, but has come to a place where she can really enjoy both worlds... letting them play back and forth off of each other.

Most recently she has been inspired by gold, silver and copper leafing combined with oils, sometimes using it as a mere accent, and others to fill the canvas with the warmth that it brings.

Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Ave SW

Leah Hemberry Ricketts @ Emerald Water Anglers

March 12, 2015

Leah Hemberry Ricketts is a photographer and mixed media artist. Her work was recently featured in The Flyfish Journal.


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