Styling Studio February Artist

Artist: Victoria VanBruinisse
Title of Show: Victoria Van Bruinisse
Medium: Photography
Artist website:

Hot Avocados Photography is Victoria VanBruinisse, a photographer and recent Seattle transplant. With unparalleled enthusiasm and a good eye for details, Victoria brings to life editorial and concert photography, the latter of which is showcased on threeimaginarygirls.

Victoria's photos were recently featured on Death Cab for Cutie's website, and in promotional material for Joshua Morrison and Tom Brosseau. Other artists she's worked with directly and candidly include the Frames, Wrens, Okkervil River, Pablo Trucker, "Awesome", and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists."I ♥ SEA" is a collection of photos taken since Victoria's move to the west coast in August of 2008.

February Art Walk Art with Heart

Put the West Seattle Art Walk on your calender for the 'Art with Heart' art walk. The next West Seattle Art Walk will be held on Thursday, February 12th 6pm to 9pm. Check back often for special events during the evening.

Alki Bathhouse January Artist

Featured artist at the Alki Bathhouse this quarter is Jason Astorquia, showing paintings in acrylic on canvas.

Artist Statement: “A local for going on eight years now, I have been inspired to paint by my wife and other West Seattle artists. Art day with my girls – Rowan (~3) and Cara (J) – has become a passion. I experiment in abstract nature, architecture, figures, colors, concepts and process.”

The Building Janaury Showings

The Building consists of 12 Fine Art Studios Located at 4316 SW Othello, just west of California Ave. This is a must see stop as these are true working artists studios and many are open during artwalk, come visit and see Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, Intallations, Encaustics and all manner of Fine Art! In the studios they were actually made in!

C&P Coffee January Artist

Ron Zheng’s 'Leaving My Found Eden.' Snapshots of life and the encounters with loss, regret, missed opportunities and separation from loved ones that we all experience in our lives. Poetography is a new art form merging traditional Chinese and Japanese cultures with modern western culture. Since ancient times in China it has been common to apply poetry in a decorative fashion to black ink paintings. With poetography the poetry is merged with photographic imagery to create a dynamic tension that infuses new meanings into the words and images.

Mission Latin Bar & Lounge January Artists

Mission Latin Bar and Lounge will be showcasing a compilation show from the following artists:

Brian Kemkes
Charles A. Smith
Jay Cates
Sonya Reasor
Eric Bell

M3 Bodyworks January Artists & Open House Show

Holiday Open House Show, hors d'oeuvre and spirits.
We are having an open house with 5 of our past Artist. What better way to kick off the new year with friends and hors d'oeuvre, prepared by Chef John Sanderson,

Verite Coffee & Cupcake Royal January Artist

Christian Poules
Acrylic on wood

The Kenney January Artists & Wine

Neighborhood Artist: Kathy Johnson (

Kenney Resident Artists: Gladys Herreid & Karin Mick.Hats by Izzie Lewis.

Wine Tasting by: South Seattle Community College.

Entertainment for the night: Ray Cole BandMenu: Prawns, Antipasti, Prosciutto wrapped melon, artisan cheeses & more.

West Seattle Artist: Kathy Johnson
Medium: Watercolor
Bio: As a former textile designer and current architectural colorist, harmonious color combinations have been the main focus of her paintings. With the vibrancy of watercolor as well as the softness of gouache, Kathy invites the viewer into her vision – to see a landscape with new eyes.

Kenney Resident Artist: Gladys Herreid
Medium: acrylic & oils
Bio: Gladys has lived at The Kenney since 1985 and before that she was on the Activities Staff for a number of years. Gladys found her love of painting during World War II while living in Longbeach, California where she attended the local community college art classes.

Kenney Resident Artist: Karin Mick
Medium: Watercolor
Bio: Karen started oil painting in the 1970’s and took some classes now and then. In 1985 she retired, and spent many winters with her husband in the desert in Indio, California. There she was introduced to water color painting, and has enjoyed it ever since. She took lessons and enjoyed painting in the sunshine and in the lovely desert light. She is now back in Seattle full time, and can think of no better way to spend her leisure hours than painting with a group of good friends, Monday artists. Karin and her husband Harold live at The Kenney in the independent Ballymena apartments.

Hat Maker: Izzie Lewis

Edie's Shoes January Art Walk Artist & Wine

Artist: Nancy Lee

Medium: Mix Media Paper CollageBio/

Artist Statement : The excitement for me is the complete journey toward finishing a piece. I never know what it will look like until it is completed. I am obsessed with color and composition, and the process of translating each idea, and assembling each piece, from start to

The artist will be in attendance at art walk and we will have wine and snacks.

Hotwire Coffee January Artist & Beverages

Hotwire Coffee presents Seri Ann Shaw.


Seri Ann Shaw
I am inspired to paint by the people around me and by the emotions that I witness and experience. This "Block" series is done in acrylic on canvas, painted in various sizes. Each painting represents a moment in a life, anyone's life, who might feel connected to that piece.

Windermere Kim Tingley January Artist & Beverages

Kim Tingley is proud to host - Robin Siegl

Medium: Oil on canvas and wood panel.

Robin's inspiration for her artwork,are barges,boats & water features whilerowing around the Seattle waterways with her husband. Her visions arebrilliantly captured on canvas.

Robin Siegl has a studio at Building C in Ballard, address is 14th and Leary.Open studio and the Ballard artwalk is the 2nd Saturday of every month from6pm- 9pm.

Windermere will be hosting the artwalk with complimentary beverages and snacks and will also be hosting a clearance sale from the Flutter & No wire hangersboutique.

Revolution Coffee & Art January Artist

Magic Magpie Studio / Antoinette

Henna Style Acrylic Fine Art
Bio: Antoinette was born and raised in Seattle, living in Ballard and Greenwoodmost of her life. She received extensive training as a henna artist in2001 with Mehndi Madness. While working there for several years, shedeveloped her artistic style, which became strongly influenced bytraditional Indian and Middle Eastern henna designs.
Since leaving the professional circuit, her love for this art formcontinued to grow, and the desire to expand to other media has progressedinto the art you see today. Henna is traditionally a temporary art form.By transferring to canvas and acrylic, Antoinette has made permanent theintricate and delicate adornments used for centuries to beautify the human skin.

Georgia Blu January 08' Artist & Sale

Georgia Blu is proud to present the works of Sandra Turner. Watercolor, oilon canvas.

20% off most Fall and Winter apparel.

Wild Rose's January Artist & Wine

Gail Ann visual photographic artist.

Gail Ann travels to Poland on a regular basis, finding hidden beauty and delightful treasures. Her interpretive digital images prove that everything old is new again!Canvas prints, polaroid transfers and jewelry by Gail Ann.

Artist will be here the night of the Artwalk Complimentary & wine will be served.

Keller Williams Realty January Artists & Catering

Debbie Bianchi

BIO: My current work is a mix of common things in uncommon ways. I love birds, and I have dedicated my most recent series to a family of crows that I feed from my deck. My children and I enjoy watching their social interactions, and sometimes find similarities to human communication styles.I am also inspired by textiles, old and new. I love looking for the latest trends in art and design. It all began with sewing clothes from vintage clothing and other textiles. There was such satisfaction in taking something obsolete and creating something new and fresh. This creative urge continued to progress into painting and many other forms of creative tinkering. After I had my children, my creations took on a more whimsical feel. I work mostly with acrylic and create my paintings from my heart. On canvas, I begin with using paper, vintage texts or stencils for the beginning texture. Sometimes a translucent layer of acrylic is added and then selectively removed in order to reveal the original layer. This can also give an 'encaustic' feel to my work.

Meduim: Acrylic on Canvas

Gwen Buck

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Anna Perone

BIO:I love making jewelry. More specifically, I like shopping for beads, developing the design and construction necessary to put them together, and the physical act of turning raw materials into something both functional and beautiful.I was exposed to art and craft at an early age (thanks Mom) and have very vivid memories of drawing, sculpting, building, stringing – the list goes on – to create functional pieces of art. At age four or five I made a mug in a summer ceramics class. In kindergarten, I learned the most important yet basic rule that has guided my art through my entire life: Draw what you see (thanks Mrs. Gestra).The principal of “draw what you see” is so simple yet it encompasses everything that guides my style today. My designs tend to be very simple in construction but are all durable, easy to wear, and timelessly classy. I let the beads tell their own stories.

Medium: Jeweler

Fred Detore and James Privette: Emerald Cove Catering

BIO: Fred Detore, started his love for cooking while watching his mother in the kitchen as a small child. At the age of 13 he started his tenure in the restaurant business. Fred attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR and graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA. Since then he has shared his skills as an intern at the Playboy Mansion and as a chef at Seattle’s well-known Palisades and Il Fornio Restaurants. James Privette attended South Seattle Culinary Arts School. He met Fred while working at the Palisades Restaurant. Cooking alongside each other the two became fast friends. They soon realized that together their skill and expertise would make a fabulous team and began to discuss their shared desire to open their own catering business… Between the two of them, they bring youEmerald Cove Catering & ...... Cove To Go Gourmet Meals.....

Medium: Caterer

Styling Studio January Artist

Artist name: Joni James

Bio: Joni began her career creating illuminated calligraphy pieces of quotes and poetry. She moved on to life drawing, focusing on the human form. One of her nudes, in acrylic, hang in hospitals throughout the country, after placing in "Snapshots of Survival." In her most recent series, "Sound through my Brush", Joni takes her love of music and the instruments themselves to her canvas in bold and intricate detail. Mixed media, you can almost hear the sounds coming from the collection. First created in 1995, Joni's "Faces Sans Masks", a series of small faces in a bold colorful style is her interpretation of who we are underneath the masks we all wear. Naming each one, giving them a description of their character makes them a joy to see and explore!

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Notes: artist will be present during artwalk to meet with patrons, and as always snacks and drinks are served.

8 Limbs Yoga January Artist

Greg Owen, yoga instructor. "5 years ago while traveling in India on a yoga adventure I stumbled upon some fantastic antique lithographed calendar pages. I couldn't resist, so I bought 100 or so of them and now I am framing them up to sell. Many, many gods, goddesses and scenes from the great Indian epics".

ArtsWest January Artist

ArtsWest Gallery January 2009

Baggage, Janet Geib Pretti and Roja, Christopher Martinez-Luna

What: La Raza Janet Geib Pretti, Terra Fine, Christopher Martinez-Luna

When: January 4 - 31Noon to 7:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Wine and Cheese Artist Reception: Thursday, January 8th from 6-9pm

Where: ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery4711 California Avenue SWSeattle, WA 98116

Janet Geib Pretti, Terra Fine and Christopher Martinez-Luna recognize the stability and strength found in family and the bonds of community in ArtsWest’s exhibition, La Raza, from January 4 – January 31, 2009. La Raza was curated specifically to complement the concurrent stage production at ArtsWest, Well (Jan 21 - Feb 15) and its exploration of the dynamics of health, family and community. Geib Pretti’s adept use of wood and bronze gives shape not only to objects, but also her perceptive ideas on family and friendship. Each painted wood and bronze sculpture is exquisitely crafted into cherished treasures everyone can enjoy. Fine’s current series of work, Worth Remembering, is based on the life lessons spoken by seven women she met volunteering at a nursing home and assisted living facilities. Her flawless charcoal portraits in this series display an insightful use of line and shadow that explore the questions of what in our lives is truly worth remembering and who will listen? Martinez-Luna refers to himself as a "Chicano Artist." He cleverly uses advertisements and found objects taken from or influenced by Hispanic culture and juxtaposes them with portraits of family thoughtfully made in charcoal. His well crafted works of art utilize found materials to collage ideas that address some of the stereotypes and realities of the Hispanic-American experience while evoking a powerful familial bond. Our community of artists reaches out every month during the 2nd Thursday art walk. For the new year, join the ArtsWest community to discuss these artists’ works with them at their wine and cheese reception on January 8th from 6-9pm. The ArtsWest Gallery is always free, handicap accessible, and continually enhancing the total “ArtsWest experience” by combining stimulating visual art alongside compelling performances. Dates and artists subject to change. About ArtsWest: ArtsWest produces artistic events so fiercely compelling that they require conversation, improve the imagination, and promote cultural vibrancy as a core value for the communities of West Seattle. Utilizing a 149-seat, 3/4 thrust theater and visual art gallery, ArtsWest has presented over 400 different performing arts productions and gallery exhibitions to over 200,000 visitors since 1999.