Seepersad Chiropractic & Masssage December Artist Erin Chechi


Erin Chechi will be showcasing her work at Swanson & Seepersad Chiropractic & Masssage, 3703 California Ave SW, Suite A
Erin Chechi has been showing her paintings in Seattle for over ten years. She often combines with musical groups in the area performing as a live painter. She also teaches yoga and integrates art into her yoga workshops and retreats. She has spent the last few years showing her work all over the United States including Encinitas, Colorado, Arizona, Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and Virginia. She also has work hanging in Bosnia and Croatia and recently finished a year-long study of yoga and art modalities in India while painting murals and specializing in Mehandi and silk painting.
Largely a self-taught artist, she credits her lack of exposure to protocol for the originality of her work. She is inspired by her lifelong study of spiritual symbology and regards painting as part of her own meditative practice. Often she begins with an ambiguous field communing with the surface and environment, allowing the image to reveal itself to her. She is lately interested in the relation of surrealism to abstraction and reducing her control over the image. The most pure form of this practice is found in her collaborations with others. Erin works to function as a conduit for new energy and ideas and her paintings continue to paint themselves through the eyes and imaginations of their beholders.
Her India travel blog can be found at www.pyaarsutra.tumblr.com

Click! Design that Fits Decmeber Artist Rachel Austin


Click! welcomes back Portland artist Rachel Austin's map painting series, in which sweet birds fly over real maps, under your tree, and into your heart. Rachel's oil painting series "Poppies and Lanterns" is also on display. During Art Walk, Click! will take 15% off purchases of items by select local artists, designers, and authors as part of The Junction's Shop Late Thursdays December promotion.

http://clickdesignthatfits.com/blog/
http://rachelannaustin.com/Home.html

Shanti Salon and Spa December Art GHAYYA Studio

Handmade, environmentally friendly, Tribal & Contemporary
jewelry beautifully presented in bamboo boxes as wearable art.
GHAYYA Studio

bin 41 December Festivities


Please join us at the bin from 6-9 pm for a fun evening of music, art and wine tasting! Dave and the Dalmations will be filling the bin with festive music throughout the evening. In addition, we'll have a wine tasting including a line-up of fun, cost effective holiday sippers. Shop owners, T and Jon, will be sharing some of their own, personal artwork in both photography and canvas format. Professionally Jon and T are both licensed Landscape Architects. Prior to opening the bin, we travelled to experience other cultures and communities and to reflect upon the natural landscapes around us! Swing on in to see what we did in our spare time (before opening the shop), listen to some music and try some fun holiday wines...we hope to see you!

Cupcake Royale December Artist Luna Azul


Luna Azul graduated from Seattle Central Creative Academy for Commercial Photography in June of 2010. Her love for animals and her passion for photography is mixed together to bring you Pet Portraiture of the next level. Luna believes that life is too short not to have fun and focus on the important things that life brings us, especially our furry little friends.


website: www.LunaAzulPhotography.com

Mural Apartments December Show

This month Mural will be featuring photography by Michael D. Hall. Mike was raised in the Pacific Northwest and has been a photographer/hobbyist since high school. Mike has been published in several magazines and has had many formal shows. He loves photographing nature but has also been recently working on creative portraits.
Stop by Mural to meet Michael Hall, view his photography, enjoy a sip of wine and have some fun!

Westside Yoga and Doga along with City Dog Magazine December Open House

Westside Yoga and Doga along with City Dog Magazine is doing a dogfriendly open house art walk night from 6-8. There will be art from local pet photographers as well as dog pictures with Santa with the proceeds going to Dogs Deserve Better.

There will also be live music by Whiting Tennis and food and drink.

Brunette Mix's December artist is Tony Taj


Brunette Mix's December artist is Tony Taj and attached is his description and a picture. Also, Brunette Mix is celebrating its third anniversary at this art walk.

Bird on a Wire Admiral Location December Artist Jessica Creager

"Photos and one enormous box of chocolates" by Jessica Creager
creagme@gmail.com

at the second location-2604 California Ave SW !!

Crafts at the original location.

Easy Street Records December Artist Krispijn Larrison


"Living in Seattle, playing in bands, going to shows, and working at record stores has given me a direct line to the vibrant heart of Seattle's music scene. It was during all of this, eight years ago, that I first picked up a Polaroid camera and started shooting. I quickly became immersed in the challenge of capturing the raw energy of live performances, and the Polaroids I took became a way for me to honor and share the memories of some great moments in Seattle's music history.

"These Polaroids are a cross-section of my Polaroid rock photography from over the past eight years. They've been enlarged and printed through a second photographic and archival inkjet process."

West Seattle Cellars December Artist, Michael Alm


Plus Italian Wines from Small Vineyards

"Dr. Filbert Montauk of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has returned from a six year wilderness trip into some of the least hospitable lands in the world. The purpose of this trip was to discover unrecorded pockets of genetic diversity. Many thought he perished years ago; instead he has returned claiming to have found a lost valley hidden deep within the Burmese Jungle. He refuses to take anyone to his discovery; instead, he has brought back journals and specimens. The Zoological community has had a mixed reception to Dr. Montauk’s findings. Scientists are insulted by his lack of cooperation, and many are suggesting foul play. Nevertheless, the doctor refuses to reveal the exact location of the valley in order to protect it from human intervention.

Montauk’s journals and specimens are slowly being released to the public. He is meticulously editing his findings in order to prevent others from deciphering clues about the location of his lost paradise."


On Art Walk Thursday, our weekly wine tasting features Italian wines from West Seattle's own Small Vineyards, an importer of wines from small, family-owned wineries throughout Italy. The tasting is free, and runs from 5:30 until 9:00 on Thursday, December 9. Come and taste some passionately-made wines and see Michael's drawings.

ActivSpace December Artist Kelly Guenther


Kelly Guenther is an Emmy-Award-winning television reporter and photographer with over 20 years of video experience. He founded Guenther Group, Inc. in 2001 after leaving KING-TV in Seattle, WA and has earned multiple Emmy, Aurora and Telly Awards and nominations for his global video work for public and private sector clients as well as non-profits.

Since he was a kid, Kelly’s hobby has been still photography. It’s what eventually led him to work in the film and video industry. Wherever he travels for clients, Kelly is always packing a still camera. He only recently began exhibiting this work.

Kelly lives in West Seattle with his wife, two young sons, loving dog and an ornery cat. When not shooting videos and doing still photography, he loves to sail, snowboard and do road bike events for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

For examples of Kelly’s client work go to www.guenthergroup.com

Windermere December Show Presented by Kim Tingley and Barb Odgen

Kim Tingley and Barb Ogden are proud to present Tina LaPlant as our featured artist!

In addition to the art walk we will be hosting an “Artwalk Boutique”. Participating
Artists include, Chancy Grace Artist/Instructor, Jennifer Bloom , Pet Portrait Artist at www.hauteportraiture.com, Xenia Callahan at, www.xeniamara.com , Marja Huhta, artist/ owner Glass Elements at www.etsy.com/shop/glasselements, Brynda Blowers representing Sipalda Jewelry & Lucy and Lulu with Flutters a “a boutique on the fly”!

Stop by for some Holiday cheer! Doors open at 5:30!

Wild Rose's December Show Deck the Halls with Art

Wild Rose's presents "Deck the Halls with Art"

Marilyn Van Cleave Ullin, local artist and author,
will be here signing her new book "CROW BAR"
Marilyn will also be showing her new bird oil paintings.

Popular local artist, Janet Ramble, will be here with her new holiday oil paintings.

Sip Complimentary wine and join the fun!

Alki Arts December Show

At Alki Arts this month we will have several of our artists on site to meet customers, We will have wine, snacks and live music, (local musician TBD) .

Also with us for the night will be special displays by Rocco e Dante handbag designer Tara Sauvage, and Mary Freidburger with her handmade 'Jems' jewelry display.
We will have a fun artist's marketplace down on the beach-stop in!

8 Limbs Yoga December Artist Fabiola Reina


Fabiola Reina is a local artist/designer/photographer who gets her inspiration from her many travel adventures around the world. She likes to celebrate diversity and the natural world through her photography and paintings.


Fabiola Reina Design
www.fabiolareina.com
info@fabiolareina.com

Funky Janes December Artist Andrea Loehndorf


Andrea Loehndorf is a 20-something Seattleite who loves being creative. She recently launched an Etsy business called Decorative Art By Dre, where she creates unique ready-to-order or custom paintings with her two-tone pop art painting technique. By day Andrea uses her degree in Advertising at Cole & Weber, an advertising agency in Downtown Seattle. When she’s not working, you’ll find her on the softball or football field, hanging out with friends and family or volunteering.

Elliott Bay Brewing December Artist Jason Sinclair Astorquia

Elliott Bay Brewing will have a West Seattle local putting up his art for December. His name is Jason Sinclair Astorquia and he has been on our walls before. He has displayed a number of pieces that are different colors and have patterns on them. If anyone wishes to contact the artist, you can get him on storkplace.com He will be here on the night of the art walk as well.

Alki Bathhouse Gallery December Artists Su Harrington, Logan Mohr, Theresa McCormick and Tatyana Brown


Alki Bathhouse Gallery November Artists Su Harrington, Logan Mohr, Theresa McCormick and Tatyana Brown

Warm up with cool toned print and photo by the crashing waves of Alki Beach.

With viewing hours Thursdays 5 - 8 p.m. through December.

Also this month:
Affordable Art Sale, Saturday, December 4th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration for Winter Art Classes begins December 7th. See course offerings online by clicking SPARC at www.seattle.gov/parks.

Find updates at www.facebook.com/alkibathhouse

Emerald Spiral December Artist Zan Edson


Gifts from Fairyland: The Magical Worlds of Zan,

Come visit us at Emerald Spiral Coop for refreshments and delightful Holiday art show for young and old. The whimsical ceramic characters of Zan include wizards, dragons, elves, fairies, tree folk and enchanted animals from Fairyland. Fun gift items of beautifully carved clay rattles showing animals at play, and T shirts of her famous " Feed Your Inner Dragon" motif. Pick a free magic crystal from the Smiles Bowl and enjoy punch and cookies for the Holiday Season. Affordable prices for that special gift.

Zan Edson enjoys creating playful art with a variety of mediums. She is inspired by change and surprising transformations, by dreams, by seasons and natural forms. Some of her favorite means of expressing her fantastic imagination are sculpting in clay, sand and snow, painting on canvas and on the human canvas(bodypainting) and illustrating.

Zan grew up on the wild shores of Northern Maine and still gathers strength and inspiration from forest and water, stone and bramble. She loves the Pacific Northwest and it's crazy jumble of city, mountain lakes and Sound.

Zan's 2D art ranges from mystically romantic paintings to delicately detailed graphic comic style characters and creatures. Her 3D ceramic art is highly imaginative and
includes hand-sculpted and carved clay figures (human, beasts and sentient trees) and brilliant, colorful bodypaintings.
You can see her work online at artbyzan.com

Twilight Artist Collective December Show PLUS Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

12 Days of Christmas AND our annual TACKY HOLIDAY SWEATER party!

Featuring:

1. A Partridge in Pear Tree - Cheryl Robinson
2. Two Turtle Doves - CASH
3. Three French Hens - Rich Lehl
4. Four Calling Birds - Alexandria Sandlin
5. Five Golden Rings - Chris Sheridan
6. Six Geese a Laying - Marty Gordon
7. Seven Swans a Swimming - Erin Staffeld
8. Eight Maids a Milking - Mary Enslow
9. Nine Ladies Dancing - Zanetka Gowranski
10. Ten Lords a Leaping - Todd Karam
11. Eleven Pipers Piping - Xavier Lopez
12. Twelve Drummer's Drumming - Ninjagrl

Ginomai December Silent Auction


The community room in ginomai will be hosting a silent auction of donated work to benefit the next well drilling project in Honduras. The work has been donated by artists in the ginomai community as well as artists from West Seattle Christian Church. The event is open to everyone...plenty of holiday refreshments will be served. Some of the contributing artists are:
Kelly Rae Cunningham
Rajaa Gharbi
Cheryl Robinson
Diana Sargent
Mike Doyle
Stephanie Norris
Aaron Hernandez

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Wallflower December Show Puny Picture Returns


In December, Wallflower Custom Framing & The Shooting Gallery celebrate the return of The Puny Picture Show! Sixteen fabulous artists have drawn from more than a wee amount of creativity to bring you these tiny original masterpieces just in time for holiday gift giving! Join us Thursday December 9th, 6-9pm for the puny extravaganza, puny refreshments, and live music by a puny band! Artists include Shelli Markee, Tarsha Rockowitz, Jessica Creager, Robroy Chalmers, Christopher Balder, Amy Bengston, Mark Morgan, Rebecca Mullins, Amos Morgan, Bethany Bachmann, Sara Tro, Kelly Rae Cunningham, Mike Doyle, Tim Aguero, Matt Adrian, and Kelly J. Brownlee.

Please make sure to check out the West Seattle Blog for a coupon to Wallflower Custom Framing...framing makes a great holiday gift!

Santa at the Kenney 6-7pm December Art and Music


Come early & visit with Santa from 6-7 pm!.

Back by popular demand, International Award-winning wildlife Photographer Caryl Utigard! Caryl has traveled world wide to capture her subjects in their natural habitats.

Oil paintings by Lincoln Vista resident Olinda Gihring.

Looking for a unique gift idea? "Images of America, West Seattle"
The book is part of the "Images of America" series published by Arcadia Publishing. It was written by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Log House Museum. Fred Madrid, who along with his wife assisted in the writing and production of the book, will have your soft cover copy, consisting of 128 pages on sale for $21.99 plus tax.

Sea Gems by Chloe Choe
Handcrafted sea glass jewelry ranging from $14-$35

Entertainment by The Letter Carriers and Eagles Band.

Keller Williams December Artists Kirsten Wilhelm and Krissy Maier



Kirsten Wilhelm
Artist

Kirsten Wilhelm has been an artist of many mediums for over 25 years. Initially working in clay, oils, and acrylics, she found encaustic painting a new way to express her creativity. The textures and immense flexibility have encouraged her to work with more freedom and intensity. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar, and pigments. It is one of the oldest forms of painting. Kirsten has always been intrigued by the gritty working areas of a city.

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, Krissy realized that by using discarded vintage jewelry components and beads she could create new fashionable pieces.

Tuscan Tea Room December Art

We will be open for dinner throughout Art Walk this Thursday and we are highlighting the art of Long branch art farm. She will display her beautiful jewelry creations and they will be available for purchase as well.

Our jewelry comes from the imagination; each piece has an individual character and is meant to tell a story. The neckpieces are unique and one of a kind, always pretty, quirky, maybe political and subversive and often times challenging the notion of what isconsidered beautiful, but never boring.
Each piece of jewelry is hand made and created with parts and pieces gathered from a constant hunting for treasure. Estate sales, tool and hardware stores, the thrift shop, the fishing tackle store... nothing is too dusty or remote and the possibilities are endless.
The thrill of the hunt is only matched by the "Ah-ha"creative moment when the perfect unexpected design comes together.
Because they are created from re-purposed materials their imperfection holds more character and is intentional. In most cases clasps, rings and fasteners are new for durability.

TILA Real Estate Presented by Anne Burke December Charity Wreath Sale


Deck the Halls and get your Swag from Pathfinder K-8 Annual Wreath Sale

Wreath Sales are Pathfinder K-8 annual fundraising effort that helps fund camping trips and other outdoor adventures – the funds raised defray costs and allow all Pathfinder students to participate.
What’s different and unique is that Pathfinder community members make gorgeous handmade wreaths from greens and other interesting foliage gathered by community members.
Wreaths are only $20,$25 or $ 30 and include a deluxe hand made ribbon/bow.


4727 44th Ave. SW, Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98116 (behind the Husky Deli)

SHAG Decemeber Art Show


SHAG is proud to host the 1st Annual Art Show and Sale, featuring 30 talented resident artists from our senior living communities. Our featured artist is a talented SHAG resident, Maryse Proctor. One of her pieces was selected at our juried art show. Come by to see her work as well as many other resident artists, living an active and independent lifestyle at our SHAG communities.


The Art Gallery is a converted retail space at SHAG’s Arrowhead Gardens:
9200 - 2nd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98106

ArtsWest Neo-Kitsch in December


SEATTLE, WA (November 18, 2010) - From December 5th through December 24th ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery features the national small works showcase Neo-Kitsch. Seattle-based artists displaying work in this exhibition include Charles Krafft, Kelly Lyles, Diem Chau, Patricia Ridenour, Marty Gordon, Theresa Neinas, and Deborah Scott. All works of art juried into this show fit the theme of “kitsch with a contemporary twist.” These small works with big attitudes incorporate various styles in unique ways. The artists’ materials range from vinyl records to PEZ® dispensers to recycled materials- turned- misfit dolls.

“Kitsch is taking on a new fan base directly related to the indie movement,” said ArtsWest’s gallery director Nichole DeMent when interviewed this past week. “The once old-fashioned and uncool is now stylish and smart – that’s what makes the juxtaposition of Neo-Kitsch appealing.” To recruit for the exhibition Nichole and ArtsWest held a national call for art that yielded submissions from all over the country. “I am very pleased with the response to the call for art,” she added. “I found talented artists in some unexpected places—Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, and Maryland to name a few – we also received a pool of impressive submissions from L.A. and San Francisco.”

ArtsWest’s Neo-Kitsch is anticipated to exhibit an eclectic array of gifts just in time for the holidays, and, starting November 30th the gallery will be opening an hour early at 11am Tuesday through Saturday and on Sundays from 11am to 6pm.

The public is invited to attend the artists’ opening reception for Neo-Kitsch at ArtsWest on December 9th from 6 - 7:30pm. Admission is free. Lively conversation and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of ArtsWest.

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse December Artist Justin Hillgrove


Having been burnt out for a long time after many intense years of freelance design and illustration, Justin had not painted anything in several years, but upon inheriting some old canvases and art supplies from his deceased Grandfather and receiving inspiration and encouragement from his good friend and fellow artist, Mike Capp, Justin began to paint "Love the Sinner". It was such an enjoyable process that many other pieces followed that one. After awhile, Justin's wife suggested showing them off and possibly selling some, (painting is not a cheap hobby and there is only so much wall space in the house). Justin has not stopped painting since and still loves it just as much as when he first started.

Many sources influence and inspire Justin's work. Most notable among them are Justin’s wife and kids, friends and family, and great artists like Nathan Jurevicius, Tim Burton, Hayao Miyazaki, Scott Musgrove, Brian Despain and others.