At evening's end, the four canvasses come together to form one painting which then gets auctioned off to an audience member. The painters split that money amongst themselves.
We encourage the artists to get together prior to the show so that they can discuss a "theme" for the painting and even sketch out whatever they want to make the evening go smoothly.
We start at 9:00 PM. There are usually 2, 45-minute sets split apart by a 15-20 minute intermission.
We promote the artists in a variety of ways;
On our website; www.thehistoricadmiraltheater.com
On our marquee
On our movie-line
Through posters; (see attached)
Through press releases and media advisories
Through blogs and event locations like; culture mob, eventful, Craig's List, Seattle Twist, etc.
Also, prior to the show, the artists are encouraged to bring their work to hang in the lobby not only for sale, but for increased visibility prior to the show.
We do ask our artists to put their involvement out on their social network pages and websites as well as send out an invitation to their own email lists.
We do these shows to benefit the food banks in West Seattle. We have received nothing but great testimonials from both the artists and the community. The audience loves watching a painting come to life right in front of them as well as have the chance to purchase the work.
In addition, special guest Seattle mayoral candidate James Donaldson will be available to address any of your neighborhood concerns as well as fill you in on his campaign platform.
I've always painted, it's the color of my blood! Every painting I do is an expression of my internal and on every canvas I leave a piece of me. I do art for the love of it and I hope that message gets through! I'll be playing some of my personal music at my showing!
Artist is Justine BlankDigital photo art. Justine Blank from Port Angeles shows her digital photography. Unique pop-art perspective using photos with a passion for the animal faces, flowers, and other interests. Web site is www.vivideyeview.com. Justine will be here at the shop on Thursday night to answer any questions and meet all.
Click! kicks off their end of summer sale with 20-50% off handbags, juice glasses, clocks, and magnetic organizers!
Wine tasting behind the Red Doors.
I have had the pleasure of working with both of these great artists. I just met Shan and was overwhelmed by his sense of spirit and his smooth flowing reggae style.We had a wonderful photo session. Several of my images are featured on his website.
Laura Marie is another great artist. She has an eye for design and color and it shows in her belly castings.I have photographed many of her pieces that appear on her website. Stop by to see her castings and of course, the fine art work and portraiture of Gail Ann Photography.
Sterling Images gallery is pleased to announce that its official "gala"opening will be the evening of the August 2009 Art Walk. The gallery isthe creation of Ron Sterling who is now well-known for his rubber duckygarden art, interactive creations, videos, greeting cards, and fineducky art prints. The Sterling Images gallery is next door to the WestSeattle Rubber Ducky Reserve at 7035 Beach Drive SW (Lowman Beach Park). Sharing the gallery space on August 13 will be the art of John Cerminaro and Xavier Lopez.
Mr. Cerminaro is the world famous principal hornist (french horn) of theSeattle Symphony whose art can be described as "sublime kandinskyesqueminiatures." Mr. Lopez who is a "veteran" of over a hundred shows andmany different art forms, will show pieces from his "pop-surrealism"world.
We will be serving wine and treats.
50% of shared plates, just mention your favorite artist from the West Seattle Art Walk
The first annual "Stop! Collaborate!" show, curated by local artist Todd Karam. This is one-of-a-kind opportunity where 16 artists from Washington and California collaborated with each other. Of course there's a twist. Each participating artist contributed one of their own "completed" pieces. After drawing names from a hat, another artist from the group then took the once completed piece to expand on it. You ask "..but, but will they respect the work of the other artist? Is this normal?" The answer is, "who knows." Slide, roll, dance, jiggy, jump, run, skip, breakdance, moonwalk your way to Twilight in West Seattle. Whatever you do, don't miss this one-of-a-kind show! Erik Chillman and dj Joel Dipietro will be spinning during the opening so bring your dancing shoes and props, if you plan on becoming more than a spectator. Dance music, and old hiphop/funk party stuff!
Coming from the incredibly varied disciplines of weaving and rosemaling (Norwegian floral painting), Olson Vacca’s attraction to color called her to painting. Also influenced by the deep colors and graceful themes of Asian traditions, Olson Vacca used the favored themes of koi, ponds, and flowers to reach for unified works of great playfulness and meditative stillness.
Artwork by Sarah Browning for the month of August at C & P Coffee Company. Sarah uses painting and cut paper to explore themes of survival and nurturance. Lavishly colorful acrylic land and waterscapes contrast with iconographic, reductionist paper cuts. Also, Thursday, August 13th from 6 pm - 8 pm, Wine Tasting. Local distributors “Small Vineyards” will be our guest and they will share some of what their company has to offer.
Wine club meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join us as we explore a new theme each month and feel free to bring an appetizer. Send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. There will be a $15.00 tasting fee, 21 and older please. C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California Avenue SW. (206) 933-3125 http://www.candpcoffee.com/
Black and White photographs by Kim Eugene Hood
The Char Dham (The Four Abodes) is the most important Hindu pilgrimage in the Indian Himalayas. Located in the Garhwal section of the state of Ultarakhund, the circuit consists of the four sites-Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedranath and Badrinath. For centuries, saints and pilgrims in their search for the divine have walked these vales.In the fall of 2008 I traveled to India and was fortunate to be able to journey to this special region. I saw India as a very unique, welcoming and familiar experience.
Artist Statement: There are moments when life gently pushes against our chests. When the rush, stress and blur stop for a moment.Our senses come together and we pause, realizing our impermanence.For some of us, this sensation becomes an obsession.
Kim Eugene Hoodwww.kimhoodphotography.com
July 26 - August 22
Wine and Cheese Artist Reception: August 13, 6-9pm
The majority of Kerry’s work is done in the style he calls “Dollopism”. Using a painting knife he carefully places dollops of oil paint, one at a time onto canvas or board. This technique allows him to create highly textured, colorful works of art.
Kerry has more than a dozen of works on display at Coffee To A Tea With Sugar during the month of August. He will be donating 30% of any sales from that display to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in memory of his Father who died from this disease.