Carina Booyens @ The Office Junction

November 13, 2014

Born in 1977, CariƱa Booyens lives and works in Seattle. Formerly from Johannesburg, South Africa she attained her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Technikon Pretoria (now know as University of Tshwane) and trained in Photography at the Market Photo Workshop where she also worked as a Project Manager and most recently as Curriculum and Logistics assistant.

The Office Junction is West Seattle's 1st Coworking space. Coworking is about making the personal choice to work along side other people instead of in isolation. It's a powerful and exciting way to work. We offer memberships, host events and meetups for freelancers, small business owners and entrepreneurs just one block north of Morgan Junction.

This month will play some quick and fun games (like Apples to Apples) and offer a drink for everyone, who stops by to admire Carina's work. We hope to see you!

The Office Junction is located at 6040 California Ave SW

Kate Endle & Chris Ballew @ Capers

November 13, 2014

Capers presents "Eclectic Whimsey" featuring art from Kate Endle and Chris Ballew

Kate Endle has been illustrating professionally for over 20 years. Her illustrations can be found in picture books, home decor, and paper products. Subject matter includes whimsical flora and fauna and is influenced by Japanese and Intuit folk art. 

Chris Ballew is the twice nominated Grammy nominated singer/songwriter of The Presidents of The United States of America. He is also known as children's singer/songwriter Caspar Babypants. Chris studied art t SUNY Purchase in New York, but has been making music for over 25 years. His collection of art is his first in over two decades. Inspired by meditations on sound and nature, Chris's images are also influenced by Intuit folk art. 

Kate and Chris are married and call West Seattle and Vashon Island home. Their joint art show was created in both locations as they sat side by side.

Capers is located at 4525 California Ave SW

Susan Cole @ Windermere

November 13, 2014

​​Kim Tingley Realtor with Windermere is proud to present Susan Cole as the featured artist for November.

Susan Cole bio:

I had a dear friend once tell me if I ever had the chance I should visit Seattle. He thought I’d really like it. He really underestimated me!

Seattle and the Pacific Northwest have so much to offer for the nature lover as well as the urban city dweller. This series of images, Standing Still: Moments in the Pacific Northwest, are captured moments where I felt moved to bring not only what I saw but also what I felt to an image.

With each photo or pairing there is a short description of the circumstances surrounding the creation of the image(s).
Windermere Real Estate is located at 4526 California Ave. SW

George Perrou @ Click! Design That Fits

November 13, 2014

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.

In addition to hosting George Perrou and his paintings, Click! is introducing new pieces by Tacoma artist Jon Almeda. Almeda reworks classic radios and other vintage curios retrofitted with modern electronics, speakers, and a jack for your phone or iPod: music that sounds as good as it looks!

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

Karin Bolstad & Clare Johnson @ The Gatewood Bed & Breakfast

November 13, 2014

The Gatewood B&B is presenting the work of Karin Bolstad and Clare Johnson for November Art Walk.

Karin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration and Design from Western Washington University in 1994, and since then has worked both as a freelance illustrator and designer and as an in-house illustrator and designer (among other things including, but not limited to: waitress, childcare provider, saucier, assistant manager of a spa, assistant manager of an herbal remedy retail store, oh and so many more random jobs). These days she has abandoned the world of illustration and design and spends her time being a mom, but when she has a free moment, you’ll find her in her studio on Whidbey Island WA, pursuing fine art.

The series featured at The Gatewood this month is based on her high school obsession with Zebra Gothic Romance Novels, all which had a cover depicting a woman running in terror from some sort of foreboding structure that had one light on. It's her own fun take on that. But her ladies are not so much terrified as kind of terrifying in their own right

Clare Johnson is from Seattle in the Pacific Northwest of the US. Her creative work is much influenced by a sense of longing for the landscapes and moods of home. She is the eldest of three daughters and close to her family. She likes to walk and swim, thrives on exploring old buildings and is happiest when in the rain or underwater.

The influence that children and children's books have on her work can be seen in her exploration of childhood memory and playfulness. Music also impacts her art and writing. Johnson listens to music whilst she paints and has hosted eclectic radio-shows. After dividing her time between Seattle, USA and Cambridgeshire, England for several years she now lives full-time in Seattle.

The Gatewood Bed & Breakfast is located at 7446 Gatewood Rd SW

Jake Millett @ Happy Family Health & Wellness

November 13, 2014

Jake is 26 years old and born and raised in the Columbia City neighborhood of South Seattle. He currently works as the assistant to the artist Peter Millett. Duties include the fabrication of steel and wood sculptures. He loves the great outdoors, sailing and swimming in Lake Washington, playing soccer and basketball, surfing, eating good food with his family and friends, and the Seahawks.

Artist Statement: 
I approach painting as an experience. Each line depends on the one that was laid down before it, improvisation is a part of the process. The finished product is a result of how and what I was feeling while creating the piece. From a distance they appear precise and possibly even computer generated, but when studied closely one can see that they are human after all, and it is the imperfections that make them beautiful.
Happy Family Health & Wellness is located at 5400 California Ave SW., Suite F

Our Daily Armor - Group Show @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique

November 13, 2014

Our Daily Armor: Woman as Warrior in Contemporary Art and Adornment 

Evidence in history, anthropology, art, and mythology of women as warriors, knights, soldiers, heroes, protectors also exist as stories, remembered by those who want to remember. Women fight as soldiers in battles around the globe, further, the characteristics of a warrior are manifest in several roles women fulfill in daily living, historically and in the present, to whit, not only can women be warriors, women sometimes also identify as warriors in many ways for many reasons.

This is a group show featuring wearable art, painting and photography.
  • Kim Merritt (Seattle)
  • Rebecca Rose (Florida)
  • Neva Balnikova (Bulgaria)
  • Stasia Burrington (Seattle)
  • Caitlin Brookins (Seattle)
  • Jason Foster (Seattle)
  • Stone Crow Designs (Seattle)
  • Adia Bobo (Seattle)
  • Flannery Good (Kansas CIty)
  • Rosary Solimanto (New York)
  • Shannon Koszyk (Seattle)
  • Seb Barnett (Seattle)
  • Chris Sheridan (Seattle)
  • Kemba Opio (Seattle)
  • Kwanchai Moriya (Los Angeles)
  • Rhodora Jacob (Seattle)
  • Elizabeth Hull (Texas)
  • Daniel Ogden (Sammamish)
  • Zel Margaretes (Seattle)
  • Chloe Allred (Seattle)
  • Joana Stillwell (Silverdale)
  • Raven Kwinn (Arkansas)
In addition we will have:

Trunk show by Stone Crow Designs

Seattle based choreographer Maya Soto will perform an excerpt of her piece “Gathering Bones”. 7:30 and 8:30pm

(Gathering Bones will be performed in it’s entirety on NOV 21 as a part of Our Daily Armor programming, stay tuned for details.)

Twilight Gallery & Boutique is located at 4306 SW Alaska St. 

Janet Ramble @ Wild Rose's

November 13, 2014

Janet lives in West Seattle and loves to paint local landscapes, gardens and at this time of year ....original Christmas oils. You may remember her original paintings of snowmen and Christmas trees, and this year she has added snowpeople trivets and coasters.

It's time to "Deck the Halls"! Please join us for an evening previewing original holiday art and ornaments and lots of new ideas for the Season.

Wild Rose's is located at 4529 California Ave SW

Jeanne Keckler @ West Seattle Cellars

November 13, 2014

Artist Bio:
Originally from Michigan, I have lived in Seattle for the past 16 years. I have studied art at the University of Michigan, Kalamazoo College and from local Seattle Artists. 
Mixed media has been my creative choice over the past decade. I use texture in combination with contradicting patterns to create a captivating visual tension. Using a layering technique with paints and papers allows me to create both depth and whimsy.
I have been influenced by Expressionism and Cubism. I am also drawn to the honesty in ethnic art and the intensity of German Expressionism. I love the colors in Mexican folk art and the complexity of pattern represented in the art of the Middle East and Asia.

On this month’s Art Walk night, our free weekly tasting features Croatian wines. Although Croatia has been producing wine for thousands of years, it is only recently that they have begun garnering international attention and recognition. Come and see what the excitement is about this Thursday, from 5:30 to 9:00, while you enjoy the artwork of Jeanne Keckler.

West Seattle Cellars is located at 6026 California Ave. SW

Jennifer Oltyan @ Wallflower Custom Framing

November 13, 2014

Jennifer Oltyan experimented with many different pen styles, inks, and blending, which led her to create original pieces with many layers, textures, and incredible detailing. Each of her pieces is completely hand-drawn, starting with an initial concept, adding layers of shades, and then adding an extreme amount of detail.

Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Avenue Southwest

Gatewood B&B on Seattle Refined

October 23, 2014

Earlier this month Seattle Refined had a great article about the The Gatewood: A Hidden B&B In West Seattle, which mentioned a little love for Art Walk.  

Be sure to visit the Gatewood B&B (and all the other wonderful businesses) during Art Walk next month - Thursday November 13th.

Leo Smith at Windermere Gallery

October 9, 2014

Leo Smith featured artist hosted by Kim Tingley at Windermere Gallery

Leo Smith is a West Seattle artist and architect. His recent studies include drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

Artist Statement:

Monuments: This series of mixed media drawings represent studies for large scale sculpture installations to be located in public spaces.

Please join Kim monthly for the West Seattle Art Walk hosted in the Windermere Gallery. Stop by for a sip & a treat, pick up an Art Walk map & enjoy!

Windermere Gallery is located at 4526 California Ave. SW

Don DeLeva at West Seattle Office Junction

October 9, 2014

The Office Junction is West Seattle's first Coworking space, offering a professional work space and enjoying the community of coworkers. We are very happy to be part of Art Walk and always have some beverages and snacks to share, so stop by. We are just 2 buildings down from Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars and 1 block North of Morgan Junction. We look forward to your visit. Enjoy some incredible art by Don DeLeva.

Artist Bio

Currently, I am showing a body of work at in West Seattle. I am also in the process of rebuilding my website, 2011 through 2006. Some of my work is available for silent auction benefiting the Mind Unwind Art Foundation.

MFA- Bradley University, Peoria Il. Masters, Print and Drawing
BFA- University of the Pacific, Stockton Ca. Bachelor Printing

2014 CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA. (Untitled Self sold)
2014 Constructivist Soul, Savy Jane Gallery, Seattle, WA.
MindUnwind Gallery, West Seattle, Seattle WA.
Office Junction Gallery, West Seattle, Seattle WA.
2013 "The Machine", 3231 Creative gallery, Everett Wa.
2012 A Retrospective 1998-2011, Gallery 3231, Everett WA.
Chocolat Vital, Phinny Ridge, Seattle WA.
2010 Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA., Art Attack, Seattle, WA., CVG, Bremerton WA.
2009 Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.

West Seattle Office Junction is located at 6040 B California Ave SW

Michael F. Warlum at The Discovery Shop

October 9, 2014

The Discovery Shop will feature the work of local West Seattle artist Michael F. Warlum. He has been painting in acrylic for the last fifteen years and has shown his work at ArtsWest, Capitol Hill Hair, Emeritus, and South Seattle College.

Before retiring, Dr. Warlum set up the development department for Seattle Repertory Theatre and taught arts administration at Shoreline Community College. He also worked as a manager at The Boeing Company and later, formed his own company doing technical training at a national level.

He holds bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and was a National Endowment for the Arts fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Arts Administration. He is the author of numerous published books and articles.

The Discovery Shop is located at 4535 California Ave. SW

Students from West Seattle High School at Junction Plaza Park

October 9, 2014

West Seattle a Rotary Club - Interact Club presents Students from West Seattle High School at Junction Plaza Park

Students and members of a youth Rotary International organization, Interact Club, will be sharing their art creation and their support for Shelter Box USA, an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and life saving supplies to displaced families. The attached art work is one of the work that will be exhibited this Thirsday night. Artist is Alexus Peterson from West Seattle High School.

Junction Plaza Park is located at SW 42nd Ave and SW Alaska Street

Karin Bolstad & Clare Johnson at The Gatewood Bed & Breakfast

October 9, 2014

The Gatewood Bed & Breakfast is excited to feature the artwork of Karin Bolstad and Clare Johnson for October Art Walk.

Karin Bolstad
I received a Bachelor’s Degree in illustration in Design from Western Washington University in 1994, and since then I have worked both as a freelance illustrator and designer and as an in-house illustrator and designer (among other things). These days I have abandoned the world of illustration and design and spend my time being a mom, but when I have a free moment, you’ll find me in my studio on Whidbey Island WA, pursuing fine art (get back here, fine art! I’ll get you!). Since 2006, I have shown both in a myriad of establishments in Seattle as well as had the honor to show at the Rob Schouten Gallery, Brakenwood Gallery, The Handsome Framer, and Prima Bistro on Whidbey Island.

This series in entitled “Gothic Romance” and is inspired by my teenage years addiction to this genre. Every cover was illustrated with a variation on the theme; terrified woman/girl running away from foreboding structure that has one window with the light on. I thought it would be fun to play with woman/house/window…however, none of my gals are particularly terrified- they tend to be as mysterious as the houses they share the painting with! It was incredibly fun to paint, and the other technique was heavily inspired by the class I took in writing Greek Orthodox Icons.

In general, my artwork is primarily figurative, and I find my inspiration from vintage photos and postcards. My current favorite mediums are acrylic painting and mixed media. Some of my favorite artists (and influences) are Gustav Klimt, Amedeo Modigliani, Kay Nielson, Michael Sowa, Mercer Mayer, and Edward Gorey.

Clare Johnson has had several selections of her artwork displayed here at the Gatewood throughout the past year. Right now, we are featuring several of her drawings that were inspired by literature.

Clare Johnson is from Seattle in the Pacific Northwest of the US. Her creative work is much influenced by a sense of longing for the landscapes and moods of home. She is the eldest of three daughters and close to her family. She likes to walk and swim, thrives on exploring old buildings and is happiest when in the rain or underwater.

The influence that children and children's books have on her work can be seen in her exploration of childhood memory and playfulness. Music also impacts her art and writing. Johnson listens to music whilst she paints and has hosted eclectic radio-shows. Film is another influential medium, particularly the work of Wong Kar-Wai. After dividing her time between Seattle, USA and Cambridgeshire, England for several years she now lives full-time in Seattle.

The Gatewood Bed & Breakfast is located at 7446 Gatewood Rd SW

Aitana de la Jara & Cara Jaye at ArtsWest

October 9, 2014

A two-person exhibition with work by Aitana de la Jara and Cara Jaye, Humming explores layered experiences of gesture.

Aitana de la Jara uses the skilled gestures of the game of pool as a metaphor and starting point for her paintings and drawings.​ Triangles, colored balls and visible remnants of swift movement all float in the ocean of the long, skinny pool cloth, functioning with dual meanings within the realm of abstract painting. The focused anticipation commanded by the pool table carries over to de la Jara’s paintings, as does the purposefulness of the marks and shapes. De la Jara writes: “The intensity of the practice and the gambling of the professional pool player can be a metaphor for the intensity and risk-taking of the artist, both working in obscurity and disregarded as engaging in a pointless activity, living a life at variance with mainstream social conventions, on the edge of economic subsistence.”

In her paintings (as in her life as a single mother), Cara Jaye incorporates, studies and works around the gestures of her five-year-old daughter. Sometimes starting a drawing her daughter adds to, sometimes basing drawings off of her daughter’s motivational charts and diagrams, the work is collaborative, in a sense. The child is a force to be marveled at, given space and responded to; the artist navigates a world that make sense with her daughter in it. Jaye writes: “I am interested in my daughter’s approach to constructing an image, her attempt to master or control something, (person or skill) as well as to my own feelings of inundation, along with a general sense of being overwhelmed.”

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW

Theresa Neinas at Happy Family Health & Wellness

October 9, 2014

Theresa Neinas is a Seattle, Washington based artist who transplanted from the mid-west at age 19. That year was a turning point for Theresa as she had to make the choice to stay in Wisconsin or start a new life in Washington…with $200 in her pocket and a one way train ticket it was, at the time, a sound decision.

She started out the first year of her educational journey at Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin and after years of taking fun classes she finally knocked off the science and math classes she need to receive her BA in Art from the University of Washington in 1990 (To her surprise she enjoyed those classes as well).

Theresa has been doing lino block prints since 1995 (she is self taught in this medium)and has been enjoying its process ever since. She also dabbles in other art forms, her thoughts: “Why be locked in!”

On Art Walk Thursday this month, from 6:00 to 9:00, stop by to check out Theresa’s artwork, meet our providers, and enjoy some light appetizers and refreshments at our wellness clinic.

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

Shelli Markee at Click! Design That Fits

October 9, 2014
Shelli is the artist behind the wire birds that soar up the walls at Click!. For this show she has "branched" out from the aviary to the botanical: large steel wire sculptures of Hydrangaes and small, wood block mounted Crocosmia and California Poppies join her collection of feathered friends.

"Forging and hammering, I handcraft each piece of jewelry and wire art using organic materials.
Since childhood, I've found inspiration in nature and from my loved ones. Clean lines and curves evoke a sense of balance and strength, integral to both my design process and aesthetic.

My education in the arts began early, learning various mediums alongside a family of artisans in rural Minnesota. I attended Houston’s Glassell School of the Arts in Texas and since then have explored a diverse career as a professional artist.

My work resume includes make-up artist, model, landscape designer, photographer, sculptor, and silversmith. I'm at my happiest in my studio engrossed in my latest work."

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

Marilyn Van Cleave Ullin at Wild Rose's

October 9, 2014

Wild Rose's presents art by Marilyn Van Cleave Ullin. In her own words:

"It is a joy to paint. It enriches my life yet sometimes consumes it. 
I fear that someday I will wake up and be 90 years old."

Todd Martin at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

October 9, 2014

Todd D. Martin has lived in the Alaska Junction area for 14 years. He has done many things in his life, holding a degree in design. When not taking photos or other art work, Todd works in the interior design field from holiday decor to whole house remodels. He does it all!

This is Todd's 4th show at Hotwire and 3rd Halloween show. This years theme is entitled Haunted. A photographic look at houses and other possible scary scenes.

Join Hotwire and Todd D. Martin Lifestyle Designer for his artist reception on art walk night. You never know what you'll find. 

We'll have our Haunted drink specials all through the month of October.  Also, try our Haunted coffee blend.  Limited edition. 

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is located at 4410 California Ave SW

Siolo Thompson at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

October 9th - November 5th, 2014

This October at Twilight Gallery & Boutique, Seattle artist Siolo Thompson, will present her tarot themed collection. Each card, lovingly rendered in graphite, ink, and watercolor will be on display and available for purchase.

Tarot decks created by artists are a long standing tradition dating back hundreds of years. Following in the footsteps of many artists before her, Siolo Thompson has brought her own artistic vision and contemporary style to this classic divination system.

The opening reception on Saturday, October 12th, will feature card readings and other mystic traditions, tarot themed cocktails, special artist giveaways, and edible treats. Guests are encouraged dress as their favorite card. Please join us for the special event!

Trunkshow with Seattle based lapidarian Jason Foster of jahason custom stone design.

****Special pre-sale specials here -

Tarot card and tea leaf readings. Trunk Shows and more!

Tim Marsden & Rich Lehl at West Seattle Cellars

October 9, 2014

We have been enjoying the artwork of our two September artists, Tim Marsden and Rich Lehl, so much that we’ve decided to continue showing their work for October. 

As we mentioned last month, some of Tim’s art has been permanently on display in the shop ever since we opened up in our current space—he designed and installed the wine-themed “stained glass” panels in our windows. In addition to being a long-time friend of the shop, Tim is a working artist in Seattle and a lover of art, food, and wine. Each of his works on display depicts a fun, tasty recipe, illustrated in Tim’s unique and whimsical style. See more of Tim’s work at

Rich is a friend of Tim’s and has been exhibiting his work nationally for over 20 years in various galleries and museums. He lives and works in Seattle and is currently represented by the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. His works on display, entitled “7-inch Prints,” are a series of limited-edition digital archival prints cropped to the scale and format of 45 rpm 7-inch single record covers, like those in your most treasured record collection. The imagery doesn’t necessarily follow a particular theme and, absent of text, are like uncanny, surreal narratives. Check out more of Rich’s work at

On this month’s Art Walk night, our free weekly tasting features Italian wines from Bianco-Rosso Imports. Enjoy a great selection of wines while you ponder Rich’s images, or try pairing them with Tim’s ‘recipes!’

Arielle Davis at Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe

October 9, 2014

Halloween takes over Chaco Canyon! Lots of new art from local artists- oil painting, sketch, photography, and sculpture!

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe is located at 3770 SW Alaska St.

Patri O'Connor at Wallflower Custom Framing

October 9, 2014

Patri O'Connor is an artist currently living in and painting the dramatic landscapes of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Our friends at the Admiral Bird are providing Beer, Cider, and some delicious fall soup. Come and warm up with us!

West Seattle Art Walk Fall 2014: Slow Waltz by Elizabeth Reed Smith

The West Seattle Art Walk committee has selected "Slow Waltz" by Elizabeth Reed Smith as this quarter's poster and postcard image. Elizabeth has shown locally on Art Walk at Arts West.

In her own words:
"I've always been intrigued by the way the structure of a leaf allows it to fold against the weather and how the shoots become saplings and, in turn, trees. 
This love of nature's giants coupled with a fascination for the drawn line in the books of my English childhood led me to delineate trees in all their bold and intricate detail."

Below please find the walking map, and please note there is a Google map version in the right hand column of this page.

We are welcoming two new participating businesses this quarter: Happy Family Health & Wellness at 5400 California Ave. SW (Suite F), and West Seattle Rotary Club - Interact Club in Junction Plaza Park. Be sure to drop in and see what they have to show!

Cheryl Zahniser @ Capers

September 11, 2014

Cheryl Zahniser has always found the process of creating to be her greatest source of joy and pleasure.
Capers is located at 4525 California Ave SW 

Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell, Joana Stillwell @ ArtsWest

September 11, 2014

This Is the Way brings together work by Seattle artists Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell and Joana Stillwell. 

Flynn Bickley’s handmade dolls are perhaps what people would look like if their histories, secrets, dreams, and genders were plainly visible on their faces and bodies. Human forms (though possibly with antlers or hooves) are created with sculpey, painted with acrylic, and then dressed intricately in tiny handmade clothes. A female to male transsexual whose innocent childhood rebellions included chopping Barbie’s hair and putting her in Ken’s clothes, Bickley uses the dolls as a way to see himself in the world and empathize with others. They are not stock characters—there is no villain or princess; each doll is a unique embodiment of the subtleties of human conditions.

Serrah Russell’s collages capture moments in time in an abstract parallel world where ocean might be taped to sky or hands might hold the longing of an airplane window. Her use of the medium of collage is fluent and expansive, and includes cut and pasted found imagery, instant film and digital photography. Reckoning absence as much as the tangible world, she seamlessly extends collage into three-dimensional sculptural space, time, and memory.

Joana Stillwell’s videos are meditative examinations of what she finds herself doing when she’s not doing anything; in turn, they become thoughtful examinations of the medium of video, of herself as a self-conscious subject, and of her activities as stand-ins for herself. In Trying to Find Joy in the Studio, light-refracting bubbles float through a textured white wall looking in on itself. In Diamond Dust, we are inside the night sky of a snow globe that is shaken by the artist. The videos sanction playful boredom and transform it into another place—one where we are reminded of the everything in nothing.

What prompted the inclusion of these three artists in this exhibition was a sentiment that all three expressed in their artist statements of their work being simply, and non-judgmentally, a recording of what they encounter in themselves. The title comes from the song “This Is the Way” by Devendra Banhart, which goes:

This is the way
I share my breakfast
This is the way
I serve my sentence
This is the way
I'm always leaving
This is the soft
Voice of the evening
This is the way
I hear my father
These are the flames
That drown the water

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW

Quest For Cash Kickoff Party - To benefit West Seattle High School Seniors

September 11, 2014

West Seattle Dentists Unite to Offer High School Seniors Cash for College
Dr. Matthew Pavlovich presents the Quest for College Cash 

Pavlovich Dental, one of West Seattle’s premier dental practices, is stepping away from the dentist’s chair for a moment to give back to West Seattle area teens looking at heading to college next fall. Matthew Pavlovich, or “Dr. Pav” as he is known to his patients, is spearheading the Quest for College Cash, an essay contest where West Seattle high school seniors have a chance at winning a scholarship (currently $3,000 and growing) that they can use towards college expenses. Joining Dr. Pav in funding the Quest’s scholarship are Dr. Travis Sorensen of Sorensen Orthodontics, Lloyd Tucker of Renaissance Center for Implants and Periodontics, and Pacific Endodontics.

A kick-off block party for the Quest will take place at Dr. Pav’s office on Thursday, September 11th from 5- 8 pm. There will be refreshments, local art and fashion, a raffle and, of course, the launch of the Quest. Everyone is welcome to stop by, especially local-area high school seniors who would like to pick up an application to enter the Quest for College Cash. The Quest for College Cash runs until January 31st, 2015, at which time Dr. Pav and his co-contributors will select the winner of the scholarship.

Dr. Pav and his colleagues are hoping the scholarship continues to grow with additional funds donated from West Seattle businesses. ”The more we can involve our area businesses in supporting the future endeavors of our high school students, the better prepared they will be for college,” said Dr. Pav. “I know that a scholarship of any amount can really make a difference to those who want to continue their education after high school.”

Anyone interested in learning more about Dr. Pav’s Block Party and the Quest for College Cash is asked to call Pavlovich Dental directly at 206.935.1855.