Click! Design that Fits December Artist Rachel Austin


Portland artist Rachel Austin drove up last weekend to deliver new artwork. Pensive birds and sweet paper airplanes float over maps that she layers in acrylics to create beautiful, giftable works. Sizes range from 5x5 to 24x24.
http://www.rachelannaustin.com/Home.html
http://www.clickdesignthatfits.com/blog

Fresh Bistro December Artist Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor – “The Birds”

Michelle is a west Seattle photographer, her show @ Fresh Bistro is 8 moody pictures of various birds, framed and formatted to resemble polaroids. Show is curated by RobRoy Chalmers.

Coffee to a Tea with Sugar December Artist Emily Williamson

Emily Williamson. Emily has presented over 100 framed 'doodles'. Each doodle is the reasonably priced at $20 and will make the perfect stocking stuffer. Emily will be here during art walk to give a children's story time at 6pm.

Emerald Spiral's December Artist Julie Danielson


Eclectic Naturals...
Julie will be displaying a small collection of "Nature" photographs. She loves the outdoors,
landscapes from different locations, and the details of what nature provides.
Julie has an unique eye for composition and relies on her intuition to capture each shot.

Using natural stones is what Julie truly enjoys when designing/creating her original jewelry .
Her unique designs come to her through meditation and dreams. Julie's been
designing and selling jewelry since 1999.

Sterling Images December Arists John Cerminaro, Xavier Lopez & Ron Sterling


Ducky Holidays from Sterling Images!

The Holiday Duckies have arrived and they are showing off like never
before at Sterling Images Gallery ("SIG"). We continue to show and sell
the exquisite art of John Cerminaro, Xavier Lopez, and Ron Sterling.
Unique holiday greeting cards and 2010 calendars are available.

Visit online at
www.SterlingImages.us

SIG will be giving away CDs of John Cerminaro's performances, DVDs of
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Corpse Bride" and Holiday Ducky
tree ornaments! How ducky is that? Also, beverages and treats and open
until 10 p.m. so you can come on down after leaving the junction and
visit us! Espresso made in the gallery will be available.

Ginomi December Artist Rajaa Gharbi


The works of painter Rajaa Gharbi are on display from December 5th to December 21st,

Gharbi will present a body of semi-abstract paintings bursting with color, nuance, mystique, and beauty. Her works take the viewer into a world that hits one on a guttural level. They show evidence of her birth in a foreign land and maturing in both her native Mediterranean and the Northwest, where she has resided for many years. The vivid colors and brush strokes give way to poetic explorations in ancient scripts, small sketches and slashes, and worlds that balance between reality and mysticism.

www.rajaagharbi.com

C&P Coffee December Artist Roger Bogers and Holiday Party

Holiday Party
Thursday, December 10th 6 pm - 8 pm
Please join us at C & P Coffee Company for a holiday cocktail party. Bring an appetizer and mingle with your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the season. Woodblock prints by Seattle artist Roger Bogers. Hope to see you there!

Senior Center December Artists

These are the artists participating in the ART WALK for the Senior Center . We are accepting crafts as well as art.

Patty Rhem.............Hand crafted mirrors, Leaded Glass

Bette Stasney..........Sumi Paintings

Kathi Swan...............Hand crafted Jewelry

Donald Streiff.............Watercolors,Pen and Ink drawings

Michael Hathaway......Digital Art

Bonnie Byrd...............Hand Crafted Fabric Dolls

Anton........................Age 13, Pencil drawing and coloring

Dorothy Streiff............Hand Poured Soy Candles

Mary Jean Ersoy........Hand Crafted Jewelry

Wild Rose's December Artists Michelle McCormick & Janet Ramble


Jewelry Show by Michelle McCormick. One-of-a-kind jewelry from found objects, sparkly things, estate pieces, vintage finds and anything else that has character and tells a story.

Holiday oil paintings by Janet Ramble.

Vintage inspired Holiday Wreaths, Trees and Ornaments made by local crafts people.

Complimentary wine will be served.

Edie's ShoesDecember Artist Shana Tinsley


Shana Tinsley is our December artist. She works in felt with people as her primary focus. She has a bold and graphic style. We will be serving up some holiday cheer, so stop by and see us.

West Seattle Cellars December Artist T. Frick


T. Frick is a landscape architect by day, artist by weekend. Her works include an array of mediums including travel watercolor paintings, pen and ink sketches, mixed media enamel and encaustic painting. The works on display this month focus on a selection of encaustic pieces from T.’s portfolio.

For more information, visit www.studio41seattle.com.

The art walk falls on the night of West Seattle Cellars’ regular free Thursday wine tasting. This Thursday, December 10, from 5:30 to 9:00, we invite you to enjoy T.’s artwork while sampling an array of excellent Italian wines, imported by Small Vineyards, here in Alki.

Bird on a Wire December is Multiple Artists

Hodge podge of artists for the December show, and will be serving mulled wine and spiked nog.

ActivSpace December Artist Ramon Deslauriers


Ramon Deslauriers features a series of fantastical black and white digital collages that depict a fictitious religion through iconic portraits. Wanting to explore his metaphysical and spiritual beliefs, he took a hint from Byzantine icon artists who sought to depict the divine and invisible. But instead of egg tempera he used hundreds of photos found online, digitally chopped them up and gave them new and different life - well, except for the breathing part.

website: www.ramondeslauriers.com

Gail Ann Photography December Open House


It's a good ol' fashioned Open House!
Lots of unique items for holiday gift giving including:
*Lucky Break Wishbones – invented by a local entrepreneur that are perfect for that turkey dinner!
*Twisted Sister makes handcrafted jewelry out of left over computer parts!
*Basia’s Journal’s are made of recycled books found in the trash and brought back to life in the form of a journal!
*Murragy's Private Night Out by local author is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old.
*AngelCare Breast Calendars - all proceeds benefit Angel Care.
Plus lots of other interesting pieces of handcrafted works that make for cool unusual gifts.
Stop by to shop or stop by just to say hi!

Twilight Artist Collective December Artist Jenna Colby


Miss Jenna Colby, an original member of TwAC, will be bringing together the artists that have inspired her thru the years. These artists have taken large matchboxes and manipulate them with their preferred medium. Come to the opening where sparks will fly and artists will congregate aplenty!

ArtsWest Gallery December Artists Beata Metzalaar, Anne Simernitski, Susanne Werner, Ian Painter, Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour



Metzelaar’s rich textures and lush colors compliment her atmospheric landscapes which are drawn from her memories of early life in Czechoslovakia.

Simernitski’s Abstract Expressionist work emphasizes spontaneity and expressive use of color for an emotional impact. She was inspired on a trip to China where she found intricate layers of prayer papers glued directly to temple doors, sculptures of saints and trees.

Susanne Werner’s colorful abstract art is very much about a process of action and reaction. With an intuitive approach, she translates the contemporary experience of life into a visual language using an emotional response to shapes, colors, and textures.

Styling Studio December Artists Kathleen Lopez, Diann Higgins Sales & Jeremy Favors


'Three' Co-workers, friends and artists; Styling Studio
presents, Kathleen Lopez, Diann Higgins Sales and Jeremy Favors.
They've framed the art of West Seattlelites for decades, now come view
their art during December's West Seattle Artwalk at Styling Studio.

Sold Home Decor December Artists Bradley Reed, Jessica Salazar & Lisa Bruchel


9003 35th Ave. S.W., www.soldhomedecor.com/pg/store.html From 6 – 9 p.m. the store will host three artists and highlight their work. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Featured artists:

Bradley’s work is vibrant, unusual, and often provoked by a dream or his eccentric imagination. Movement also is a strong factor in his work.

Otra Vez encompasses much of what Jessica is passionate about; giving back to local and global communities, conscious and sustainable living, and beautiful creations.

Lisa enjoys playing with a variety of yarns to create exciting color and texture in her crocheted products, which include hats, scarves, vessels and amigurumi creatures.

8 Limbs Yoga December Artist Elizabeth Bachman


Out for a Walk
Elizabeth Bachman is a Seattle based artist having set down roots after graduating from the University of Puget Sound. Bachman comes from a family of artists and travelers and has, herself trained at Macquarie University in Australia. Elizabeth works with several mediums including acrylics, mixed media, stained glass, and photography.
The Out for a Walk 2009 Collection is based on the concepts of big and little. Other ingredients of the collection include meditation in movement, the majesty created in color variation, and the profound human need for a truly organic connection to nature. The pieces in this collection were selected from adventures in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Alki Bathhouse December Show Plus Sale and Film


Enjoy our community art showcase with work by local artists Sharon Ackerlund, Ginger Brewer, Glenn D. Brewer, Tatyana Brown, Sarah Browning, Lindsey Cohen, Laurel Coleman, Lori Diaz, Rajaa Gharbi, Gretchen V. Hansen, Talese Heckler, Theresa McCormick, Patri O'Connor, Judy Salter, and Donna Stewart. Several artists will be present with a gift and card sale. Join us for refreshments and an art appreciation film! Look for our winter class schedule of pottery, painting, and drawing classes.

The Alki Bathhouse is a community art studio and gallery operated in partnership by the City of Seattle Dep't of Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council. www.seattle.gov/Parks/arts/alkiart.htm

Keller Williams December Artists Denny Stern & Krissy Maier Catering by Emerald Cove





DENNY STERN
Painting and Mixed Media

Nicholas “Denny” Stern is a Seattle based artist and musician who’s colorful work expresses the rhythmic vibrancy of music.

KRISSY MAIER
Jewelry

Orange Box Jewelry is handmade by Krissy Maier, an avid collector of sparkly bits and pieces. Inspired by the beauty of all things vintage; passionate about living a fair trade, eco-friendly, and sustainable life.

FRED DETORE and JAMES PRIVETTE: EMERALD COVE CATERING (edible art)
NW Cuisine with an Asian/Mediterranean Influence

Fred Detore, started his love for cooking while watching his mother in the kitchen as a small child. James Privette attended South Seattle Culinary Arts School. He met Fed while working at the Palisades Restaurant. Between the two of them, they bring you: Emerald Cove Catering.
Phone: 206-246-5495
www.emeraldcovecatering.com

Clementine December Artist Jenny Fillius


December's Artwalk artist Jenny Fillius - "The work I create comes from my imagination first. These ideas get sketched out and eventually end up as artwork in recycled tin, or more accurately recycled decorative sheet metal. By repurposing used metal food containers, gleaned from dumpsters and many other sources; deconstructing them to be reconfigured into something other than their original form or intent, it becomes artwork as a still life or a narrative piece. "

Website: http://jennyfillius.com/home.html



Title of the piece:
Monsieur Thiebaud and his pet duck,a L'Orange
2009
Recycled tin
5'' x 6''

We will have snacks, champagne and the Daily Sales Deal (changes every day in December, check our Blog).

The Building December Artist Joyce Gehl


THE BUILDING - December Artist Joyce Gehl

For December, The Building is highlighting Joyce Gehl. Artist Joyce Gehl fuses photography, pigment, oil, and wax. The resulting imagery is complex, lyrical, and rhythmic -- inspired by the environment in her West Seattle Neighborhood.

Check our blog to see all of the artists who will be open for the Art Walk. Then, bring a buddy and come see us at The Building, 4316 SW Othello Street. Find directions and more at: http://westseattlebuilding.blogspot.com/

Cupcake Royale December Artist Lynne Alexander


Artist: Lynne Alexander


Painting: From the Skyscraper series


Website: http://alexanderartworks.net/


Statement:
Lynne’s parents were both rocket scientists. They raised her in a home without a television, in an environment that encouraged creativity.
As an artist, Lynne is a student of shape and color. Her work is boldly engaging. In her abstracts, Lynne combines patterns and form to create a more dramatic image. She allows her paintings to evolve by working with layers and adding texture with dimensional paint. In this way she is able to bring a fresh perspective and sense of adventure to her work.

Feedback Lounge Decmeber Event Christmas Tree Decorating


Feedback Lounge Christmas Tree decorating party for our
event. We've invited everyone to be the artist this time and come make their own decorations (we supply the materials). This goes 6PM - 9PM

Allstate Insurance Josh Boender December Artist Adrienne Tilley

Artist - Adrienne Tilley

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ace_tilley/

About Adrienne: Currently a student in the photography department at the University of
Washington. This work embodies her senior thesis work, collaging
multiple photographs into a panoramic scenes.

As always Allstate is offering FREE coffee cards from Red Cup Espresso with any/all competitive quote forms filled out while browsing during the art walk
.

The Kenney December Artist Lora Walker & Santa

The Kenney will be featuring beautiful stained glass on display and for sale by our new resident Lora Walker.
C&D Knits- wool hats for sale by Carolyn Matthews ranging from $15-$45.
Japanese Sumi paintings by Ruth Ward.
The Kenney Cupboard gift shop will also be offering holiday items for sale.
The Tarantellas will be here playing legendary songs of Italy at 7p.m. www.thetarantellas.com
Holiday treats by The Kenney Catering Team.
And lastly, don’t miss a jolly visit from Santa Claus!

Hotwire December Artist Wyn Bielaska

From Rust to Dust. Nibbles, wine and instore coupons and specials.


This collection of photographs from my CASE STUDY SHIP HULL SERIES
documents the sides of large CARGO CONTAINER SHIPS
that I came across in the dockyards of Seattle and Tacoma Washington, as well as Vancouver BC.
They are unaltered studies in color composition.

These are but an eyeful - badges from a pilgrimage –
Postage stamps encapsulating the pride and optimism of a nation.
As illustrations, gestures from the shoulder are described. Abstract patterns upon which gestures of the seemingly uncontrolled subconscious of a colossus are recorded.
Upon colors that ache like the unfolding of spring blooms, are the smears and rubbed markings, caustic pours, insatiable rot and corrosion that we inflict upon nature daily.

Nature shrieks back

Indeed these pictures are a celebration of the organic qualities of our most synthetic materials. Their ability to be transformed, their vulnerability to forces beyond even their mighty control, is laid bare.
In this they re-affirm our humanity –
And then they move