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.

Ginomai Artist Show @ Ginomai Artist Community

September 11, 2014

Welcome to Ginomai 

Ginomai is our artist community that is housed across the street from our main
building. Our artist community is a small, yet thriving, group of like-minded people who are helping to shape our world through the power of art.

We will be opening up our artist studios to welcome you to a fine array of art from paintings to fine hand-crafted jewelry.

Ginomai Artist Studios are located at 4200 42nd Ave SW

Jennifer Magel @ Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

September 11, 2014

Jennifer Magel

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.

Mary Flynn-Gillies @ Windermere

September 11, 2014

Since spending several summers abroad in her early college years, Mary Flynn-Gillies' eyes were opened to a world with authentic age and tangible history. If only in a heavily layered billboard 
or architectural facade, time was evident and history chronicled. Scenarios were imagined and interactions from years past were found within the peeling and cracked surfaces. 

This fascination with weathered integrity has found a comfortable home in her two-dimensional work. Her desire is to achieve this sense of time and history in her work by using tattered, stained, and once cherished found papers as the foundation for her imagery. Causing one to ponder “How many previous lives has this assemblage touched through its individual components?” 

Her imagery at first glance is ageless but at closer inspection is interjected with modern thought and often times whimsy... bringing together the inspiring dynamic of past versus present.

Windermere is located at 4526 California Ave SW

Peggy Polynice @ REMAX Junction

September 11, 2014
I am Peggy Polynice. The art I create is colorful and abstract using mediums of canvas paper and wood. The type of paint I use for the abstract paintings are acrylic paints. I also use pen and color pencil on paper. I draw the shapes and lines with pen. And I then paint the spaces with acrylic. For portraits and still life I use charcoal and pencil on paper while erasing objects out for contrast. To add depth I use contrast of light in the picture, in addition to the negatives in objects to draw them.

So why did I decide to become an artist?
I was born and raised in New York. Art was introduced to me by my mother at the age of five. She brought me a sketch pad and crayons, and sat me down and made me draw what I was feeling every day after school. I've been in love with art since that time in my life. I was shy but art made it easy to talk to people and became my favorite class. I went to Nassau College where I had some difficulty figuring out what I wanted to major in, because I wasn't doing what I loved. One day after having a bad day I sat down and painted an abstract piece. I cried after I finished the piece because I finally realized that I am the happiest when I am doing art.

Alexander Riding @ Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe

September 11, 2014

Tribal Immigrant

Alexander Riding is descendent of Native Tribes and Russian, Jewish, African, English, Polish and Chinese Immigrants who worked the railroads and the forests of the greater Pacific Northwest. The liberal interbreeding of his forebears caused him to be a really prototypical American: to belong to a lot of cultures, or to none. 

Born and raised in the shadow of the Olympic mountains, his work is an attempt at reconciliation and preservation … of mysteries and contradictions of Heritage, Myth, Ritual, and Nature. Not to solve them, just to see them, to sit with them.

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

Patricia Ann Wilson @ Wild Rose's Gifts and Antiques

September 11, 2014

Patricia Ann Wilson is an internationally exhibiting and teaching artist. Last year Patricia Ann had the pleasure of being invited to teach in Morocco. She has exhibited in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Malibu, Milwaukee, and Jamaica, West Indies, and has a home and studio in Jamaica. 

The main mediums Patricia Ann works in are, watercolor, collage, colored pencil drawing,mono print, and ceramic sculpture. She currently teaches at Seattle Central Community College Continuing ED, University of Washington at the Experimental College, Daniel Smith Artist Materials, and her studio at Wisteria Design. 

Patricia Ann has two degrees in art, Commercial art and Drawing and Painting with a Minor in Africa Dance. She also did an apprenticeship in Fine Art Lithography where she worked with Jacob Lawrence. Patricia Ann layers her watercolors, papers for collage, inks for print making, colored pencil for drawing like the layers of her life.

Wild Rose's Gifts and Antiques is located at 4529 California Ave SW

Shelli Markee @ Click! Design That Fits

September 11, 2014

Shelli Markee, known for her wire birds that fly up the walls at Click!, will bring wire sculptures of flowers, birds, and more flora and fauna. 

"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."
-Shelli Markee
Also on Art Walk Click! will host a meet-the-maker event with Steve Lawler of rePly furniture. Steve is a local craftsman making modern furniture from plywood cabinet remnants.

Please see for more details.

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

Tim Marsden and Rich Lehl @ West Seattle Cellars

September 11, 2014

For September we are featuring two artists: Tim Marsden and Rich Lehl. 

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. His works on displays this month each depict a fun, tasty recipe, illustrated in Tim’s unique and whimsical style. You can 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 this month, 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, enclosed in plastic 7-inch sleeves, 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. Learn more about Rich at

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

West Seattle Cellars is located at 6026 California Ave. SW

Joseph Brooks @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique

September 11, 2014

Joseph Brooks presented by Twilight Gallery & Boutique

Artist Statement:
"Line has always been important to me as an artist. A line can produce beauty and decay, express the past and move the mind forward to the future. Line is ultimately the underpinning of my work. Whether I am drawing characters or doing non-representational work, the line is my constant. 
My non-representational work is an exercise in color, composition, and form. It shows how there can be beauty without being a defined object. What is a sunset if not color and composition? I do not refer to this work as abstract because it is not an abstraction of any form. I strip objects of their familiarity and allow the viewer to make their own connections to the work."

Twilight Gallery & Boutique will also be hosting a Jewelry Trunk Show by Magpie Mouse Studios

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

Dori Borland-Westphal @ Cupcake Royale

September 11, 2014

Cupcake Royale presents Dori Borland-Westphal

Artist Bio
"I am a Seattle native, and only began painting after retiring in 1991 from full time employment as a laboratory technician and accountant. While working in volunteer organizations, I tried my hand at painting, and studied art at South Seattle Community College under Mary Lantz. Later, I attended water color classes at Gage Art Institute under Tom Hoffman. 
After retirement, we hiked and backpacked through the magnificent western mountains and along our awesome Pacific coast, in the woods, along rivers, where ever our hearts led us. We traveled throughout Europe. 
My love of the natural world surrounding us provides the subjects of my paintings. 
From oil, I moved into watercolor and pen and ink drawings. Old, dilapidated house and cabins that once burst with life, but now stand silent are another favorite subject. The beauty in old gnarled trees and snags, and these appear often in my art. 
Though I exhibit primarily locally, my art is represented in private collections across the U.S. and Europe."
Cupcake Royale is located at 4556 California Ave SW

Hourglass Footwear @ HomeStreet Bank

September 11, 2014 

Hourglass Footwear was founded by . . . well, us! We're Kira and Lisa. We're both hard-working, business-minded artists who love shoes. Welcome to our dream job.
Our work features a wide range of gorgeous shoes, all designed, hand-painted and triple sealed by a team of ridiculously talented Seattle artists. We're proud of what we have to offer, and we bet you'll find something you love! 
It is the mission of Hourglass Footwear to help our customers express their unique style and personality through original, hand-painted footwear designed and created by an experienced, talented team of artists. 
We set ourselves apart with high quality shoes, artwork and materials, and are committed to above-and-beyond customer service at every stage.
We will have free coffee, cookies and light refreshments.

HomeStreet Bank is located at 4022 SW Alaska Street

Bonnie Bennedsen @ The Discovery Shop

September 11, 2014

Bonnie Bennedsen is a watercolor artist who has lived and worked in West Seattle for a little more than ten years. She started painting as a part time hobby for pleasure; since retirement, it adds even more pleasure along with her volunteer work. 

Bonnie says painting is a joy and delight, most of the time! Usually during the dark days of winter, flowers bring color and are her primary focus. During the summer months she is more likely to be painting boats. One of the fun things about painting for Bonnie is encouraging others to enjoy it as well. 

More information and images of her work can be found at

The Discovery Shop is located at 4535 California Ave. SW. 

Elana Winsberg @ Wallflower Custom Framing

September 11, 2014

My Mother Had 80 Coats
My mother gave me many gifts. The most unexpected was her dying request to "take care of those coats, give them to needy women..." and finding eighty! This show is a daughter's journey of understanding, before she can keep a promise made.
View more of Elana's work at

Beer and Ciders provided by The Admiral Bird

Tidbits provided by Kitchen Klaus

Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Ave SW