Cedar Waxwing by Shelli Markee
Seattle artist Shelli Markee's work is highly influenced by nature, and by the beauty she recognizes in organic forms. These natural forms are both rustic and modern, and influence Shelli's sculpture and wire forms. As a silversmith and wire artist, Shelli carefully handcrafts each piece in her collection.
Shelli's birds will be at Click! Design That Fits through February.
Art Walk Tasting at bin41 6-8:30 pm!
Swing into the bin to meet our February artist, Allison Echanove, and sip on some wines selected from “Cupid’s Corner”. We'll be featuring some bubbly in addition to white and red wines perfect for sharing with that special someone!
Allison teaches art to ages 1-8 at Hamlin Robinson School here in Seattle. Her current emphasis is landscape and figure painting in oils. We hope you'll join us to view Allison's work and sample some of Cupid's selections!
Artist Statement: "Color has always intrigued me. I celebrate color. It is the fuel that drives me. I strive for atmospheric harmony in my landscapes by infusing loose, bold brush strokes with vivid broken color. Simplicity gives a sense of balance against the density of the colors. A snapshot is all I offer. As a native North Westerner, I am infatuated with the beauty of the Northwest landscapes, especially the Palouse wheat fields. The intense colors of the Palouse are extreme and captivating. Capturing the every day lives of ordinary people inspire my figure paintings. Varied brush strokes suggest movement and texture, while spontaneous impressions capture a gesture, and emotion or feeling. I am a faithful Impressionist. I want my viewers to delight in an expressive and spontaneous encounter of color and light."
The Duwamish Cohousing will be having a folk art showing of Mark O'Malley combined with a live bluegrass/folk band and jam! Bringing your own instruments are welcome for jamming! A great community art event during the time of the West Seattle Artwalk on February 9th from 7-10pm.
The full details:
Join us for a great Thursday evening of folk art and live music at Duwamish Cohousing in the Common House! This Thursday enjoy the folk art of Mark O'Malley, have some snacks and drinks with a small suggested donation, and some great bluegrass/folk jamming. Instruments are welcome!
We'll have a great community event for all to participate in. Everyone is welcome to attend, invite your friends!
Interested in our community? Come by and visit with us at this fun public event.
Parking available on 17th Ave street parking and on 16th Ave street parking in front of the college. Parking lot is for residents only. Event will be located in the top floor of the large central building, which is our Common House.
Umpqua Bank presents paintings by local artist Joseph Brooks!
Joseph Brooks is a West Seattle Artist by way of Tacoma ,WA. He has lived and shown work
in and around the Seattle Metro area for the past 7 years. He shows regularly with Artifakt Arts (www.Artifaktart.org) and is also a member of Twilight Artist Collective (www.twilightart.net). Joseph has displayed work during West Seattle Artwalk, White Center Artwalk, and at various Coffee Shops and Music venues in Seattle and Tacoma. Joseph's work is informed by his background in and love of graffiti art. He is also 1/3 of the Hip Hop Group Life Cycle (www.lifecycle.bandcamp.com). He says of his work "I just love to create. I am a very hands on artist. I have a love for the materials I use. I love experimenting with new materials and finding new techniques. I have been showing my characters and non-representational work recently. I really enjoy working in different styles. It keeps things fresh. While working with characters I find myself chuckling because most of my characters are pretty ridiculous. I like to have fun with them. Honestly there is a lot of things that can bring you down nowadays. If my art can lift just one persons spirit, I think I've done my job."
Paintings by Papuna Bersenadze at Shanti Salon & Spa:
"My name is Papuna Bersenadze, I’m from the republic of Georgia. I’ve been living in Seattle area for almost 8 years now, well mostly living here. I’ve graduated from Central Washington university in Ellensburg with a BA in political science, minoring in philosophy. I’ve also studied abroad in Paris for a semester as part of my degree.
Not counting the art classes in second grade, I started painting sometime in the fall of 2008, in Ellensburg. One day I just felt like oil painting, so I went and bought a canvas board thing, box of oil paint, and a couple of brushes. And in a couple of months (since oil paint does take considerable time to dry) my first painting was born... “Paris”. I've been painting since...
I think everyone has a natural talent for something, and in life happiness comes from trying to find that something and do it. “we write not because we want to, but because we have to...”~ W. Somerset Maugham, and same applies to my art, every piece started out as an image in my mind trying to come out somehow.
Oil is my favorite medium to work in, but somewhat recently I started using acrylics more and more, because of the drying time mainly... I still love the smell of oil paint, but it’s hard to stand the waiting for weeks for them to dry. Although, the oil paintings have their own special allure somehow, because of the time they take, each one is a bit more significant... each painting changes in the process and by the process, over time.
I've seemed to transition from normal canvas painting to painting on surfaces which I find on everyday-life objects: my lap-top, lamp, tennis racket, and a car(partially) was the latest one, why not? I like my paint more than producers' coloring, acrylics are basically weight-less, and things we use everyday could use some individualization and cheering up to be honest, in this world off mass produced grayness, everything could use some extra character. "
Nature Consortium presents painter Eden Hopkins for our one night show 6-9pm!
There will also be live music performed by The Lonely Coast from 7-8pm!
Check them out on the web at: http://www.thelonelycoast.com
See you there!
Cherylin is a graduate of Cornish with a major in Fine Arts. She currently makes a living as a Free Lance artist and works in the tasting room for Local Wine Maker, Mark Ryan. Andre's art is both fluid, beautiful, and has been known to use recycled materials and eccentric techniques such as Burn Painting - using fire to make her mark!
Check out her blog at http://itsbetteroutthere.
Locöl will be offering Wine specials throughout the night!
Brad Burzynski has been blowing glass since 1999, his work being displayed throughout Washington State and in Italy. He supports many local charities including, but not limited to, Pilchuck Glass School, Schmitz Park Elementary, Madison Middle School, and West Seattle High School. Burzynski also hosts an Annual Glass Pumpkin Sale to benefit local education in Washington. Recently his underground business of blown glass, called Bella Soffietta Studios, has peaked both local and international interest.
"It is a great honor to be asked to display some of my creations at Carmilia's during the West Seattle Art Walk. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed making each and every piece. Each piece is handmade, unique, and truly from the heart." - Burzynski
For the February art walk Carmilia's will have the blown glass hearts for sale along with other handmade pieces. Cupcakes and Prosecco will also be served!
This months featured artist is Dagmar Wood.
Dagmar started her artistic career as a Photographer, recieving a degree in fine art photography from the University of Washington. After working as a portait photographer for 20 + years she has turned from photography to painting. Her Pacific Northwest influence is apparent in her many landscapes, playing with color and texture. More of her work can be seen at whitneydalebordenart.com
"The function of the artist is to provide what life does not." (Tom Robbins)
Featured Artist Christopher Ramsey:
"I am a Washington State native. I knew I loved to paint when I was a young child and first dipped a brush into a jar of tempera paint. I have not stopped painting since. I graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Art with a BFA, majoring in painting.
I paint landscapes. My subjects are Northwest light, colors, dramatic geography and textures often juxtaposed with the human built environment.
Watercolor has been my media for most of my painting life. I love the immediacy, the wet paint interaction and the colors and values achieved. The paint always does what it wants to do. I push it where I want it to go . . . but of course it does what it wants to do anyway."
*Dwellings will be offering refreshments and light snack.
Claire Johnson is a long time member of Soil Gallery and has been showing her paintings locally and nationally for 14 years. Claire is known for her direct, observational approach, warm color and lyrical brushwork. Fragments, small paintings of trees, power lines, roof tops, and sky, are based on observations during her daily travels around Seattle in the fall of 2011 and was first shown at Soil Gallery in December 2011. Also included are two watercolors from her aerial landscape series. To see more of Claire's work, visit her website at www.clairejohnsonart.com/.
This month's Art Walk Thursday falls on our last tasting before Valentine's Day, so we've decided to pour some fun, perhaps even romantic, wines that night. Nothing says "Valentine's Day" like bubblies, so we'll be popping corks on an array of sparkling wines, to please every palate and budget. Come and enjoy Claire's art, try the wines, and perhaps find a bottle to add to your own Valentine's Day celebration!