Shoofly Pie presents Anne Viggiano

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Shoofly Pie Company is proud to feature the work of Seattle artist Anne Viggiano for May Art Walk!  

Artist Bio:
Anne grew up between the Hamptons and NYC, with access to a plethora of art museums, galleries and respected artists.  Being an artist and living a creative life became a goal for Anne very early on.  She majored in Fine Art at Purchase College in White Plains, NY and studied printmaking.  Anne began painting after college and has continued ever since.  She can also be contacted to create custom color palettes or commissioned art work via her website.

Narboo at Shanti Salon

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Shanti Salon & Day Spa presents Narboo!

Artist Bio:
"I am a local artist residing in Ballard and my home studio, Full Circle is in the Greenwood Collective. I am influenced by the city and nature and this is why I love Seattle. My art is full of bold lines, lots of color, and crazy animal and bird characters that have real human emotions. You can always know what's going on by following my blog."

Locol presents Patrick 'Duffy' De Armas

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Locol Barley & Vine presents Patrick 'Duffy' De Armas!

Artist Bio:
"Migrating from Arizona to the great Northwest, I found a home in the skate and snowboard industry. The combination of those experiences and influences have shaped my interest in street art, being out late at night, punk rock, hot rods, the fifties, old advertisements, vulgarity, and more.

The majority of my work is a mash up of real found imagery and my own variations of my inspirations. The Themes that I find myself drawn to mostly are the old,rare, occult, off color, monsters, ghouls, advertisements, underground, lowbrow, custom culture, tattoos, and just the generally weird.

I currently reside in Seattle, WA, working full time running the creative firm Electric Coffin CS Co. and creating art in my free time."

We will be doing happy hour all day for art walk: One dollar off all draft beers and special $5 happy hours wines!

Blown Glass, Paintings, and Goodies at RE/MAX Junction

May 10th 2012 WSAW

RE/MAX presents artists Kenny Ramer and Mary Catherine Lawrence!

Kenny Ramer is a glass artist living and working in Seattle. Predominantly using blown glass, he specializes in functional designs that utilize glass for its most unique characteristics. His current work deals mostly with lighting and he has recently launched a series of bird houses and bird feeders. Kenny has been an active member of the Seattle glass community for over 15 years. His art includes blown glass, sculpted glass, and film.;
Mary Catherine Lawrence is a young, emerging artist.  She has lived on Vashon Island for nine years. In her words:  "I paint because the process leads me to places I wouldn’t normally be able to go, and for the resulting surprise.  I am inspired by literature and by everyday life.  For example, my painting “Alice” refers directly to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.  Painting enables me to see the world at its fullest.  I like to see stories and pictures and examples of ancient mythology in everyday life.  In this way I find myself in the artistic continuum.  Have you ever had a dream, or a fantasy that took you somewhere that only you knew about?  Someplace that goes against all laws of physics?  Somewhere where anything could happen?  These ideas are inspirations for my paintings."
RE/MAX Junction's host for this month is Hannah Nerbovig. Hannah is also a colorist and home stager. She will be offering two drawings: One free interior house color consultation using the color palette of a paint brand designed to enhance the light of our Northwest environment, and one free consultation to stage your home using your own furnishings! Each a $300 value! Don't wait to sell your home to enhance its beauty for someone else. You can enjoy your home right now with optimal color choices, furnishings placement and strategic upgrades that are affordable and easy.
Wine, appetizers, and sweets served!

Rafael E. Caraballo at The Cask

May 10th 2012 WSAW

The Cask presents artist Rafael E. Caraballo!

Come check out the paintings during the May West Seattle Art Walk.

Windermere presents Sheila Lengle

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Kim Tingley, Realtor with Windermere, is proud to present Sheila Lengle at the May Art Walk!  

The West Seattle Garden Tour had a poster contest and Sheila won with her works “Ode to Picasso”. Stop by this Thursday evening for a night of colorful art and lively music provided by the “5 Buck Band”!  Celebrate Spring!

See you Thursday at Windermere Real Estate Gallery 4526 Calif. Ave SW 6-9 pm.

Mark Morgan at Hotwire Coffee

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Hotwire Coffee presents photographer, Mark Morgan!

Mark Morgan, a longtime resident of West Seattle, considers himself a conceptual photographer. Beginning with an idea, he then ponders the best way to communicate that concept with a visual. Keeping this vision in mind, Mark digitally photographs the different elements, colors, and textures combining them in his computer to bring his unusual pictures to life. Most of his images begin with the use of infrared photography – its unusual tones offer just the right amount of surreal mood to keep him happy. In addition, Mark will sometimes loft his camera into the air on the string of a kite to gain that different perspective and to keep a bit of adrenaline flowing.

Ritz Crackers, Cheese Wiz and Wine will be served!

Donn Longie at Blackboard Bistro

May 10th 2012, WSAW

Blackboard Bistro presents Donn Longie!

Artist Bio: 
Donn Longie is a Ballard born artist who paints in a figurative expressionistic style of hard line and big color. Characters populate his paintings, partying with abandon under the spell of wine. Each painting tells a story or reveals a mood and reflects itself on the surface of a bottle of wine. 

During the May West Seattle Artwalk Blackboard Bistro will feature a variety of wine themed paintings . . . Come, imbibe.

Hannah Viano papercuts at Click!

Hannah Viano's newest paper cut art is inspired by the beauty of the sea: "My Images are cut from a sheet of dark paper using an x-acto blade to carve away the curves of waves and wiffles from the churning outflow at the locks to the gentle lap of the incoming tide on a quiet afternoon."

"salinity" 16x20

Meet Hannah at Click! Design That Fits during art walk Thursday May 10 2012.

"Home" at Twilight Artist Collective

May 10th 2012 WSAW
"Home" is an exploration of found photos recreated in pencil and ink by local artist, Misha Huntting. A simple presentation with a slightly offbeat theme, and wide open to interpretation.  
It is a homage to nostalgia and the former importance of taking a photo to show one's life and accomplishments. "Home" tries to show the slight crack in a seemingly perfect presentation of life.
TWILIGHT ARTIST COLLECTIVE (TwAC) is an eclectic group of more than 100 contemporary artists, who are largely based in Seattle. We are focused on providing the venue for ourselves and others to share inspiration, expose people to original ideas through art, and build a sustainable artist community. We are committed to making art a part of our everyday lives and strive to be the catalyst for a greater collection, exhibition and appreciation of fine art.
Twilight Artist Collective operates a brick and mortar store in the West Seattle Junction where we show and sell work from all the artists in the collective. The gallery/boutique offers fine art in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and much more!
4306 SW Alaska St. Seattle, WA. 98116

Daniel Rice at Bakery Nouveau

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Bakery Nouveau presents Daniel Rice!

Artist Bio:
I am a lifelong Washington resident. I was educated at The Evergreen State College where I studied computer science and art. I began seriously taking pictures ten years ago, shooting 35mm slides and quickly moving into the digital world.
My travels have taken me to Kyoto, Japan; Hong Kong, Macau, Canada, Ireland,  Malaysia, and Singapore;  Vienna and Salzburg in Austria; Prague in the Czech Republic; and most recently Bali. All these places offer interesting photographic opportunities.  The pictures on display for Art walk far are from Prague and Austria. Prague is an especially photogenic city full of towering spires and massive cathedrals. Unlike some European cities where the old architecture is  obscured  by modern buildings, the architectural wonders of Prague are not hidden.

Karen Danielson at Leisure Books

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Leisure Books presents Karen Danielson!

Artist Bio:
Medium: Mixed media, clay and sculpture, jewelry
"My work is inspired by the natural world and how it lives in us and all around us. Our personal stories, roots and the primal self all tie together in everyday life. I pull from my ethnicity, faith and experiences in life to create pieces with depth and meaning. I use mixed media in all my pieces, whether sculpture, jewelry, collage ect. I use wood, feathers, clay, beads, moss, shells, rocks, material, paint and dyes to create new worlds to explore. Each creation is one of a kind and has its own story. This showing represents the birth of springtime, the place of the in-between where creation is moving out of the dark and into the light...the moment of birth and emergence."

Carmelia's presents Pauline Smith

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Carmelia's presents photographer Pauline Smith!

Artist Statement:
Since 2000, self-taught photographer, Pauline Smith, has taken her cameras to Canada, China, France, Greece, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and across the U.S.  Pauline uses a Holga camera with 120mm film to create her B&W images.  "I use the Holga for its inherent dream-like quality.  When I create an image, I look for angles/curves, asymmetry/symmetry, light/shadow and texture.  I look to find the familiar in a place I have never been.  I look to capture and otherwise missed moment.  I look for stillness."  Pauline lives in Seattle and has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in the greater Seattle area since 2002.

Prints & Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars

May 10th 2012 WSAW

West Seattle Cellars presents Chris Rollins!

Artist Bio:
"Soon after I moved into the Hiawatha Artists Lofts four years ago, we started hosting small concerts. I asked if I could make promotional posters for the shows, and I have been making them ever since. I have expanded to making prints for musicians that I know and love. Because I like multiple production, process oriented work, printmaking is the medium that I enjoy using right now. These posters were created through a relief printmaking process. My influences would fill this page, but at the top of the list would be the art of the German Expressionist Movement, the Works Progress Administration and Mexican printmakers. I am a graphic designer, printmaker and collector. I studied art and design at the University of Colorado and have lived in Seattle since 1990. I currently print in my home studio."

Our free wine tasting on this month's Art Walk night will feature wines from two wineries. Qupe, in California's Santa Barbara County, specializes in northern Rhone-style wines. Torbreck Vintners produces wines from some of the most revered vineyards in the Barossa Valley, also with a focus on Rhone varietals. Come in and enjoy Chris's art, while you sample wines made by these two highly-regarded wineries!

Henna & Tiles at Zatz A Better Bagel

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Zatz A Better Bagel presents Danitra Hunter & Jaki Reed!

Danitra Hunter is a West Seattle resident and artist. She creates unique gifts and hand painted signs using recycled materials. Danitra is also a Mehndi henna tattoo artist, and will be doing beautiful henna tattoos at ArtWalk!

Handmade Tiles by Jaki Reed:
A life-long artist, Jaki utilizes her background in drawing, painting, printmaking, and figure sculpture to create unique handmade tiles and mosaic art. Her work explores a variety of themes, including cats, birds, sea creatures, water, landscapes, people, symbols, and signage.

Photography at The Heartland Cafe

May 10th 2012 WSAW

The Heartland Cafe presents Jenn Padilla!

Artist Bio:
"I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Marine Biology.  I worked for nearly five years in the Alaskan commercial fisheries.  This allowed for many unique photographic opportunities.  My inspiration for each photograph is capturing what I see as beautiful.  In my time off from the boats, I would travel and use photographs as one form of journaling.
I have been published for the last 2 years in the Fisherman’s News 1st and 2nd annual calendar with photographs taken during my time working in the Bering Sea commercial fisheries."

Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights presents Stani Meredith

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Merrill Gardens presents Stani Meredith!

Artist Bio:
Stani’s paintings bring to life on the canvas a dream world where the physiographic nature of seas, mountains and skies joins with the urban edge of modern sensibility.  The paintings are often drawn from inner visions or from found images that trigger the creative process.  Stani’s approach is best described as “serious play.”
Her techniques include the use of multiple layers, adding and veiling forms and color, balancing and mixing textural organic backgrounds with geometric shapes, marks and lines.
She uses primarily acrylics, which she finds an ideal medium for the application of various experimental techniques.
Born in Burgas, Bulgaria, Stani moved to the US at the age of 19 and currently resides in Seattle.  She is the founder of Painting on the Vine where she combines her artistic skills and training as a group facilitator and offers fun and relaxing painting classes paired with a glass of wine.
Stani studied web design at the Art Institute of Seattle and holds a graduate degree from St. Martin’s University.

We will be providing wine and beer along with several appetizers for our guests!

Kyle Sturner at Nature Consortium

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Nature Consortium presents local artist Kyle Sturner! 
Kyle Sturner is a multi-talented artist, taking on mediums which range from oil painting and photography to music and comedic improvisation.  He is a recent Seattleite, after making a cross-country road trip from Chicago.  While in Chi-Town, he started out studying Photography and Fine Arts at Columbia College Chicago, then moved on to take classes at Second City, becoming a part of the improvisation community which the town is known for.  Since moving to Seattle Kyle has been inspired to dive into a deep-space themed series of oil and acrylic paintings, reflecting upon all of the esoteric and metaphysical questions floating around him in the ethers.  Currently, he is writing music for his party band, “Shady but Legit”, printing T-shirts featuring his current artwork, and preparing his next set of paintings, which will feature more animalistic and surreal themes. 

We'll also have live music by Mighty Tiny from 7-8pm! 

Wild Rose's presents Marilyn Van Cleave Ullin

May 10th 2012, WSAW
Wild Rose's is "Going Hog Wild" with oils by Marilyn Van Cleave Ullin! Come check out her paintings and enjoy the show.

Complimentary wine will be served.

Judy Lane at Brent Amacher's State Farm

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Brent Amacher's State Farm presents artist Judy Lane!

Artist Bio:
"Over five years ago, I met a crow - with a crooked feather.  This bird seemed to recognize us, just as we could identify her. She found her way into our husky dog/human family snapshots and into my imagination. I wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book about her family and our dogs (Keiko & the Crow, AuthorHouse, 2009) while continuing my career as Director of Project Management at a local pharmaceutical company. 
This bird became the inspiration for my photographs & my mixed media collages, incorporating my images.
My little Crooked Feather Girl revealed a narrative for a world within a world."

Come check out the art and enjoy some homemade cake, baked by Mr. Amacher himself!

The Sporozoan at Wallflower Framing

May 10th 2012 WSAW
Wallflower is proud to present The Sporozoan by RobRoy Chalmers. Drawings, prints, paintings, and of course the pins!
Catering by Kitchen Klaus, plus wine tasting by McRea Cellars.

Tableaux Vivants at Arts West

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Beginning May 8 and continuing through July 7, ArtsWest will present Tableaux Vivants featuring the work of six artists who work as story tellers, creating art that inspires conversation and stimulates the imagination. Tableau Vivants offers a splendid sampling of work by six very talented artists. Please join us for an artists’ reception, part of the West Seattle Art Walk, May 10, 6:00 – 7:30pm. We will provide light refreshments and you will have the opportunity to meet these amazing artists. And stay for our current play, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, which starts at 7:30p.m.

Seattle artist Marty Gordon draws on a diverse artistic background that includes writing, theater, and printmaking to make his clever collages. A former minister, Gordon now devotes his spare time to collage making. Blending sophisticated humor with a comic visual style, his art appears lighthearted at first glance with clever wordplay and allusions to comic books. Scratch the surface and you will find much more. He has exhibited his art nationally and internationally and is one of 40 artists featured in the recent publication Masters: Collage.

Betty Sapp Ragan, of Tacoma, also uses collage in her art, but with a very different approach and result than that of Marty Gordon. Ragan’s artwork blends architectural elements from buildings that she has photographed, with portraiture that she creates in the studio. Her large scale gelatin silver prints are carefully cut together, brown toned and hand colored using Prismacolor and oil pigments. The imagery successfully combines the stone building facades with the portraits and the artifice of the applied color resulting in photographic works that are reminiscent of classical roman sculpture. The award winning artist has many regional and national exhibitions to her credit.

Although Ulrich Pakker’s sculptures are created from hard heavy materials - stainless steel, bronze, aluminum and glass, their curvilinear shapes and undulating swooping lines give them a buoyancy that seems to defy their weight. Pakker’s sculpture can be found in private and corporate collections nation wide. His work has also been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Bellevue artist Deborah Scott says that her mixed media oil paintings are collaborations with her models. Her paintings are the perfect vehicle for story telling; casting her models as universal archetypes from fairytales, tarot cards and mythology. Scott distresses her canvases by scraping away paint, abrading the canvas and otherwise distressing the work giving the finished art a look of long handled timelessness.

The two person collaborative artist team, DameBuilder, are Seattle artists Tracy Cilona and Crystal Fosnaugh. Inspired by the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s, they continue their exploration of gender related issues that informs their work. DameBuilder will present a short video documentary addressing the feminist role in food and nourishment.

Bird Month at Mind Unwind

May 10th 2012 WSAW

This May, a flock will migrate into Mind Unwind for “Bird Month.” We’ll “put a bird on it!” with over 10 artists exhibiting everything from sculpture to paintings to multi-media…all surrounding birds. Each year over a million birds migrate into the Pacific Northwest - this natural order of migration is a symbol of the cycle of life that can be witnessed, even in an urban environment.

Exhibit will include Karen Dedrickson’s sumi ink birds, Krystal Kelley’s splat-art, J. Conrad Niven’s industrial birds, Stani Meredith’s bird paintings, Narboo, Monica Depiesse, Jason Singler along with his mom, ChiChi Stewart, Anna Hurwitz, Sueellen Ross, Judy Lane and multiple birds made by our kid’s art classes.

Jonathan Clarren at Seattle Real Estate

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Seattle Real Estate presents Jonathan Clarren!

Artist Bio:
Jonathan Clarren is a Local Seattle Based Artist who  works with a wide range of materials and process's for his art production. He works with the human figure representing the forms both realistically and abstract in 2d and 3d medias. His work is also based in the realm of conceptualism, where he embraces the collective unconsciousness pooling ideas found in ancient cultural phenomena and present day fundamental cliches found through out the world. Jonathan received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where he majored in Sculpture through the fine arts department. He has also studied at the Pilchuck School of Glass, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Gage Academy of Fine Art, and the Kamenicky Senov School of Glass in the Czech Republic. 
Currently he works out of his sculpture studio that he recently built at his home after being displaced from the 619 Western Building due to the removal of the viaduct.

Music & Textiles at Alki Arts

May 10th 2012 WSAW 

This month's Art Walk at Alki Arts on the beach features the textile art of Sharon Benton.
Are they paintings?  Look's all fabric!

Also showing will be handmade jewelry creations from Terry Berg, so there will be something for everyone!
Our band for the evening will be the fabulous Delta Blues duo "The Muddy Sons" featuring Jeff Hayes of Drummerboy!
Music will play from 6-9pm: 
Peruse the art and enjoy a glass of wine with us, graciously provided by the good folks at House Wine!

Art, wine, jewelry, live blues - Don't miss it!

Capers presents Jennifer Ament

May 10th 2012 WSAW
Capers presents artist Jennifer Ament!
About the Artist:
Seattle artist Jennifer Ament's love of art started at an early age when she was inspired by her art teacher and eccentric relatives... Jennifer created many paintings and sculptures as a child, and even won an award or two. Recently she continued her studies at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Gage Academy Of Art. Jennifer begins her creative process by illustrating an image to a nearly finished state and then deconstructs and reworks the illustration by creating a highly, labor-intensive linoleum cut print, each of which is usually a 2 or 3 day process.
About Printmaking:
A linocut is a method of "relief block printmaking", the same as a woodcut. The image is carved from the lino block using special tools with varying sized blades depending on the depth and thickness of the line required. The areas cut away will be cream (the paper color) and the areas left in relief will pick up the ink and print black.
To make a print, the surface of the carved block is inked using a rubber roller then a sheet of paper is laid on top. The back of the paper is normally rubbed with a "Barren", (bamboo leaf covered disk), but I use a wooden spoon or my fingernails for a cleaner result, until the inked parts of the image are transferred evenly onto the paper. The paper is then peeled off the block and laid on a rack to dry.
Making a print by hand rather than using a press allows for more subtlety and fine detail in the imagery cut into the block to be revealed as the pressure used can be varied so blurring and overprinting don't occur. No two prints in an edition are identical, subtle variations in application result in each print being uniquely individual.

Jason Singler at Alki Bike & Board

May 10th 2012 WSAW

Alki Bike & Board presents Jason Singler!
Artist Bio:
Local Seattle Skateboarder/Artist/Musician Jason Singler practices pointillism on the griptape side of the skateboards that he rides using a verity of different types of paint/ink markers. He goes through a skateboard deck about every two weeks so he's always working on something new. You can catch him rolling around the northwest's skateparks with a colorful work in progress under of his feet on a dry day, or in his makeshift music/art studio producing tunes and art pieces that are as unique as his style of skateboarding. Jason is currently working part-time at the Mukilteo YMCA Skatepark, and just took on the role of Northwest Rep and Team Manager of one of his current skateboarding sponsors, Nomadic Skateboards. Be sure to check out his blog at to see some of his latest creations!