Wallflower September Artist Taylor Reed


Wallflower presents paintings by Taylor Reed.

Keller Williams September Artists Ruth Moen and Eve Ingrham



We are very proud to present the following artists for September Art Walk, all of whom will be present at the event.

Ruth Moen
Artist

Ruth Moen brings to her acrylic folk art the influences of her extensive world travels, passion for innovation and delight in things untamed. Using stripes, splashes, swirls and flourishes of luscious hues, she transforms otherwise simple chairs, bowls and plates so that they appear to have just floated in from an enchanted wonderland. Ruth takes wonderful photos during her travels and transforms them into three dimensional wall sculptures. The photo gets lost in that thin line between reality and fantasies, giving each piece an almost ethereal quality.


Eve Ingrham
Jewelry Artist

Seattle, Washington
Phone: 206 257 8099

evecreate.artspan.com

Evecreate Original Designs Metal-Chain Mail-Gems-Enamel-Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry

Evecreate Original Designs is a Washington based jeweler and painter. She works in metals, fine gems, enamel jewelry and bead work. All jewelry is handmade and uniquely designed.

Alki Arts September Artist Kristin Twigg



Kristin Twigg's large-scale portraits are amazing and must be seen in person! They are unbelievable!

Then we have the evocative photography of Ben Scherer-so 'painterly' and so Seattle!

We have live music by Shoro Tocando!

Wine Tasting by House Wine!

What a night-Please join us!

Seattle Real Estate Associates September Artist Elana Winsberg


ELANA WINSBERG - ARTIST STATEMENT

I thought I was supposed to be an artist from the start. My life took me on a path to a career in visual journalism – photography, web and graphic design instead. I worked at various major newspapers.

When my last newspaper shut down I jumped at the chance into intensive study of painting and drawing in the genre of realism at Gage Academy of Art. For the last two years I have studied full time under Mark Kang O’Higgins’ Drawing and Painting Atelier.

This show, my Swan Song to Gage before embarking on my next step as an artist, features a collection of paintings done over that course of that study. It includes charcoal drawings, life studies, original oil portraits, still life paintings and also master copies of some of the living artists I most admire: Lucien Freud, Susan Hauptman, Xenia Hausner, Michael Boremans and John Currin.

Creating master copies or copies of work by masters much in the way a pianist plays Mozart or Bach, was a traditional learning tool used by artists, who learned in apprenticeships under a master artist. This was so until the practice went out of favor, but has been reestablished in the reemergence of the atelier system and realism in American art.

Please sign the guest book if you would like to be notified of future shows. I have on scheduled for October Edmonds Art Walk. If you are interested in the purchase of a painting, or in a commissioned work, I can be contacted at 206-335-4175.

Click! Design that Fits September Artist Sarah Loertscher


Click! Design That Fits presents installation work, drawings, prints and a new jewelry line by West Seattle artist Sarah Loertscher. Click! will introduce the new work with an artist reception Thursday September 1st during Shop Late Thursdays in The Junction. Saturday September 3rd Sarah will be on hand all day for a trunk show with her entire line of jewelry.

Click! Design that Fits August Artist Rachel Austin


Click! Design That Fits is showing a new collection of Rachel Austin's Map Paintings, and introducing a series of her archival prints! There is also a sneak peek of West Seattle jewelry artist Sarah Loertscher's screen prints and graphite drawings. Sarah will have a full installation and trunk show at Click! in September.

http://www.ClickDesignThatFits.com
http://www.rachelannaustin.com/Map_Paintings.html
http://sarahloertscher.com/home.html




"Lake Union" 11x14" archival print

Twilight August Show Three's Company


Three’s Company

Curated by Ego

Featuring: Levi Polzin, Aya Sato, and introducing the art of Tammy Perry.

Funky Janes August Artist Dascena Vincent


Artist Statement -- Dascena Vincent, Photographer

In the "free-play" struggle to capture the aesthetic beauty presented both eclectically and playfully in nature's vision to deepen and bloom, as well as its power to decompose, the topics of my photography cross, isolate, and combine traditional, and not so traditional, photographic trajectories. By provoking thought, feelings of anger/happiness/sadness, questions and, in some cases, discomfort, I believe I am capturing the essence of my subject succinctly and without boundaries.

As a scientist with over 12 years experience in the biotechnology, forensic science, and molecular biology arenas, it should be of no surprise that my images often possess mathematical, sociological and biological components--Ideally, my photography will always range from the necessarily unknowable to the shockingly unexplainable topics of life .

Elliott Bay August Artist Laura Hamje

This month at Elliott bay we will have laura Hamje and tim pew sharing our walls. Both are local artists and are two different styles. They do offer their work for sale and they also have their work up at other places. Come in and see what they have and feel free to contact them if you would like to buy some.

Shanti Salon and Spa August Artist Case Kelley


"ABOUT CASE KELLEY"

"I am from San Diego, and I like to paint skateboards, hats, canvases, old cabinet doors, and anything I can recycle or reuse. I love acrylic paint, paint pens, newspaper, spray paint, and modge podge glue. I love tattoos, punk rock music, white t-shirts and Levis."

Taco Guaymas August Artist Cathy Crawford


Taco Guaymas is pleased to feature Cathy Crawford for the
August West Seattle Art Walk.

Cathy will be featuring her series of “summer” inspired florals and still lifes, as well as a sampling of her custom oil painted dog portraits. Working under the title of “Lucky Dog Paintings” (http://luckydogpaintings.com/ ), Cathy accepts commissions to paint custom dog portraits. In the portraits, she tries to capture the spirit of the dog with special attention to their eyes. She feels they are the portals to the dog’s soul. Several finished portraits will be on display, but her work is also available for viewing on her website.

Wallflower August Artists Amy Bengston and Urban Guy Allen


Urban & Amy

Amy Bengston and Urban Guy Allen have lived in Seattle since 1993. Amy is an independent designer specializing in fashion accessories and housewares. Guy works as an architectural illustrator. Urban & Amy represents their collaborations on art and design and anything else that fascinates them at the moment. As products of a vibrant home environment where their two studios are housed, these pieces reflect their ongoing daily experimentations with media, from wood to metal to paper, and process, from traditional painting, printing, and illustration, to laser etching, digital printing, and more...

West Seattle Wine Cellars August Artist Tatyana Brown


West Seattle Cellars August Artist: Tatyana Brown

Due to a double-booking, we are happy to present the artwork of Tatyana Brown for another month. Tatyana lives in Seattle now, but she was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she became interested in art from a very early age. After an extensive education at the Russian and Hermitage Museums, she went on to earn a masters degree in architecture from the University of Architecture and Engineering in St. Petersburg, after which she worked in the interior design field. She has taught art at the St. Petersburg College of Restoration, and has participated in numerous art shows and competitions. Tatyana has experimented in many media, including watercolor, pastel, and encaustics, but developed her own unique style while working in engraving and lithography. She creates her artwork right here in her West Seattle studio. Tatyana's art on display this month ranges from scenes of nature, to Russian architecture, to playful vignettes of Seattle life.

Our free winetasting on this Art Walk Thursday features wines from the Republic of Georgia, where archaeological evidence of winemaking dates back over 7,000 years! Try some wines from the worlds oldest wine-producing region while you enjoy the works of an artist with roots in the same part of the world!

Coffee to a Tea with Sugar August Show







Windermere Real Estate August Artist Blair Breitenstein Presented by Kim Tingley


Kim Tingley, Realtor at Windermere is thrilled to present Blair Breitenstein, this will be her first art walk exhibit! Blair graduated from WSU in 2011, her Bio is presented below.


Blair Breitenstein is a local artist and resident of Mercer Island, Washington. She studied studio art, art history and advertising at Washington State University. After spending time abroad studying art in Florence, Italy and sketching her travels she continues to draw using portable materials such as watercolors, small sketchbooks, and pen. In her body of work, expression and personality shine through her use of simple line and color combinations. She is largely influenced by high fashion photography and illustration, impressionist, and post impressionist painters. Blair is committed to drawing daily and is constantly exploring new mediums and subjects. Her work is eccentric, stylish, spontaneous, and whimsical, much like her own personality. Find out more about Blair and her daily drawings at Blondelasagna.tumblr.com.

bin 41 August Artist Charles Moss Jr.


Art Walk and wines from Robert Kacher.
We are super excited to host a truly amazing artist this month, Charles Moss Jr. There are some that dabble in art as a hobby and then there are the few naturally gifted that eat, sleep and think art non-stop. To us, Charles falls into the latter category and we are always inspired by his work. Charles received his BFA in Comprehensive Design from James Madison University. In addition to his studio art practice, he has worked as an architectural designer, art director in film, mural artist and art instructor. He’ll be sharing a new series of paintings developed specifically for this show in which he painted in distinct wet layers. “In those, I saw fish, fleeing in schooling flourishes radiantly, from a still living, but dwindling sea." Charles grew up in Germany, Japan, Virginia, Morocco, Southern Spain, Alaska, Washington DC and for the past 15 years has resided in Los Angeles and Seattle.

To complement the artwork, we'll be hosting a wine tasting featuring fun selections from Robert Kacher. After years of self training traveling throughout France and working in retail in Washington DC, Bobby followed his passion and started his own import business. Over twenty years later and numerous accolades, including recently being named one of the 20 most influential wine personalities of the past 20 years by Robert Parker, Bobby continues to bring superb and affordable wines to the US market. Swing by for a rare showing of a new line of work from Charles and taste some wine from 6-9 pm, Thursday, August 11th.

ArtsWest Gallery August Exhibition Evolution of a Diva




ArtsWest Gallery will presents its first exhibition of the 2011-2012 season, Evolution of a Diva. A range of lively work exploring collage, athletic women, and Mother Nature, this three-person show will feature Seattle artists Mark Kaufman and Patricia Ridenour, and Renton artist, Barbara Benedetti Newton.

Mark Kaufman’s collages combine vintage print media and illustration to create clever and boldly graphic juxtapositions. The hand-crafted (cut and paste, done with a knife and adhesive), paper and ink evoke a harmony and tension between nostalgia and humor. His illustrations have appeared in publications nationwide including the New York Times, The Stranger and National Lampoon. Certificates of merit include The Society of Publication Designers, Print magazine, Graphic Design USA, American Corporate Identity and the Art Directors Club of New Jersey.

Patricia Ridenour uses computer software to combine photographic images of synchronized women swimmers with the ethereal space of water, sky and clouds. This powerful and arresting work is part of her Surface series which won first place in the 2010 International Photography Awards. She is a recipient of several Washington State Arts Commissions including Metro Bus Shelter Installations, which offer images from Surface. An award winning photographer and photography instructor, her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington DC.

Barbara Benedetti Newton has worked exclusively in colored pencil for more than a dozen years. Since 2002 she has shifted her focus to soft pastel. These pieces straddle a place between figurative landscape and pure abstraction capturing the light, color and mood of the natural world. She began her career as a fashion illustrator in Seattle and later, San Francisco. After buying a filbert farm on Vashon Island, she took a 20 year hiatus from her artwork to raise her family and a flock of wool bred sheep. In 2000, she co-authored Colored Pencil Solution Book. Her work has been published in American Artist, International Artist, and The Artist’s magazine.

Evolution of a Diva brings together three diversely gifted artists with visually compelling work that has evolved over many years. The exhibition runs August 30 through October 8 with an artists’ reception on September 8, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Seattle Real Estate Associates August Artists Sheryl Westergreen and Leah Kaufman



Sheryl Westergreen

My work explores geometric form as it applies to architecture, landscape and the human figure. I translate a memory of a place or an experience through the process of abstraction. By observation, contemplation, and repeated layering of paint, the canvas begins to reveal its particular shapes, lines and textures. The paintings are an exploration of color and geometric form as well as an attempt to suggest a feeling or nuance that is not cut off from the psyche and alludes to hidden affinities and elusive qualities.

Westergreen’s work is in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she draws inspiration from her immediate surroundings as well as her experiences as a traveler.
Seattle Art Museum Sales and Rental Gallery in Seattle, Washington represents her work.

www.sherylwestergreen.com

Leah Kaufman

I have a deep fascination and love for line and division of space and luckily, endless patience for creating my own.

Whether it is a bridge whose metalwork makes straight lines spin into graceful arcs, telephone lines breaking blue sky into neatly scissored sections, or patterns of windows in fractal-like repetitions, my eyes like nothing better than to follow these lines and the divisions they make in what I see.

When I turn to a piece of paper, the sense of curve and line and division stays with me and drives where my pencil marks or my knife cuts. It is a joy to me to cut into layers of Tyvek® and create rhythm and pattern, to toy with positive and negative space, and discover how to balance the swoop of a curve with the tension of a line.

The ‘Linetown’ paper cuts are based on drawings done with ink and paper;these drawings are also available for sale. I have additional paper cutting pieces based on vines, leaves, and blossoms, and newer Linetown studies with clouds rather than stars. Please let me know if you’d like to see any of my other work or if you’re interested in a seeing a particular motif or design done in a different size or scale.
My website is under construction but you can reach me at leah@leahk.com and at 206.861.3654.

The Kenney August Artist Anita West


Experience the desert and Arabian Gulf region with pen and ink drawings by Anita West.
About the Artist:
Since 2004, I have spent much of my time traveling in the Arabian Gulf region, making and teaching art. In the Middle East, I was introduced to a world filled with pattern. I found decorative patterns on the domes of mosques, on walls, floors, sidewalk--and drawn with henna on women’s hands and feet. I was also introduced to camels - nature’s weird combination of the pedestrian and the regal. Camels look simultaneously ridiculously goofy and supremely self-confidant. I felt compelled to draw them and when I did, they were covered with pattern; pattern which extended into other drawings. I chose pen and ink for many of the desert pieces because of ink’s ability to echo the intricacy of Gulf henna designs.


Olive Branch Natural Body Care
Modern Natural Apothecary
Hand-crafted from fine oils and butters, free of chemicals &dyes. Meet Joan Johnson and learn how her products can bring a natural radiance and clarity to your skin. Made for women and men of all skin types.

Ruth Leonard returns with delicate Florentine and Japanese paper covered egg ornaments and matching boxes. Seasonal and all-occasion designs


Glass artist James D. Brookens Hand made and unique blown glass.
www.brookensglassart.com

Music & entertainment by The Double Barrs!

Hotwire Coffee Marimba Ensemble Returns

"NZIRA" means "path" in Shona, the traditional language of Zimbabwe. It is also the name adopted by the nine members of the NZIRA Marimba Ensemble, an enthusiastic group of adults (and one red-headed musical wonderchild named Gracie). The music is from Zimbabwea, originally brought to the US and arranged for marimba by Dumisani Maraire, an ethnomusicologist who came to the UW in the 1960's and taught the music, and the instrument making. The instruments remind people of large xylophones, made of wood. They are all in the key of "C" and are played by striking the wooden "keys" with mallets. The music is not written so the players must memorize the parts and arrangement for each song.

Alki Arts August Artist Phil Jones with Music by Drummer Boy


This month's featured artist is Phil Jones and his maritime watercolors-Phil will be doing watercolor demonstrations during the evening, selling prints, and exhibiting and selling his original work.

Walk the gallery and enjoy the artwork of over 30 local talented working artists!

Enjoy a glass of wine and a great musical performance by Drummer Boy!
http://drummer-boy.org/DB/​Shows.html

Special Photography exhibit by Lance Xaviar!

Nature Consortium's August Artist BJ Cummings


August is a hot month for Nature Consortium, we have the Arts in Nature Festival plus we are offering a one week summer camp for youth to work with artists at Camp Long (sign up at Art Walk). We also have the privilege to host artist BJ Cummings and her amazing photography for one night during art walk. So stop on by and check out all the activities plus bring your dancing shoes, live music from 7-8pm!!


BJ Cummings is an environmental consultant, writer, and amateur photographer living in Seattle. She took her 11-year old son and ran away from home, work and school for a year to travel the world. This exhibit captures some of the lasting images from their journey.

Emerald Spiral August Artist Joe Kerezi


“Emotions, Colors & Contrasts”

I am a traditional artist who works mainly with pen, ink, paints and whatever else I find suitable for a project.

My intention in my work is that my illustrations have a quality that draws peoples’ attention through contrast and emotions. I intend to intoxicate people with color.

I use illustration and design to investigate and problem solve current issues and activities. Through illustration, I feel that I can help interpret to others that which words simply cannot explain. I use effective contrasts that stimulate emotion.

I have studied in schools and workshops at The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Cab Calloway School of the Arts, in Wilmington, Delaware.

I am soon to be an alumnus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO.

Wild Rose's August Artist Janet Palmer


Wild Rose's is featuring Janet Palmer's watercolors - When it comes to music my brother got all the genes in the family while I, alas, can't carry a tune in a basket (as my mother often pointed out to me). As for dancing I seem to have an overabundance of left feet. However what resonates the most with me is the visual rhythm of life; the natural repetitions of shape, size, line and the beauty of the individual contrasted with the complexity of the whole.
Thus, I look at the world with a head full of obscure songs and visions of myself in tights and tutu, and I see a rhythm and dance in nature's forms, colors, light and shadow. This is what I try to bring to my work.
Complimentary wine will be served.

Keller Williams August Artists Ruth Moen and Mary Freiburger



Ruth Moen
Artist

Ruth Moen brings to her acrylic folk art the influences of her extensive world travels, passion for innovation and delight in things untamed. Using stripes, splashes, swirls and flourishes of luscious hues, she transforms otherwise simple chairs, bowls and plates so that they appear to have just floated in from an enchanted wonderland. Ruth takes wonderful photos during her travels and transforms them into three dimensional wall sculptures. The photo gets lost in that thin line between reality and fantasies, giving each piece an almost ethereal quality.

MARY FREIBURGER
Jewelry Artist

Jem’s Jewelry offers classically styled jewelry for women who love jewelry. Mary Freiburger designs unique necklaces and earrings made of sterling silver embellished with European glass and sparkling semiprecious stones. Rings and necklaces styled to resemble bird nests are her customers’ favorite pieces.

Cupcake Royale August Artist Katy Mercedes


Katy Mercedes is an emerging collage artist, here in Seattle. She has been perfecting her craft for two years and has found some exciting opportunities to display her art for the public. All of her traditional collages are one of a kind, in hand made frames of recycled materials. She delightfully makes her collages, and prides herself in finding ways to make light and colors work with pieces of paper, artfully placed. Her collages have been described as absurdist, glamorous, equestrian, quirky & beautiful. Influences and favorites include: jewel tones, light sources, composition, dreams, biology, animals, shiny objects, vintage, and the ordinary. More art can be viewed at www.katymercedes.com