Wild Rose's presents Carla Davis

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Wild Rose's presents Carla Davis!
Come on by for complimentary wine and featured mixed media art.

Dustin Davis at Locol Barley & Vine

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Locol Barley & Vine presents Dustin Davis!

Artist Statement:
"I was born in Omaha, NE in 1982. My mom and i made out way to the Seattle area in 1988 to start 2nd grade in Quburn, WA.  Graduated from Auburn Senior High in 2000.  Found myself in Capiton Hill in 2008 and had discovered a new talent....Art.  Did a few pieces for friends and family within the past two years, but really found my motivation this year.  I was introduced to Locöl last summer and met Shane through a mutual friend, we toyed with the idea of putting my art up.  With only one painting complete i was offered the August opening.  I worked nightly on piece after piece with great support from friends and family. The nine pieces you see are inspired by those..." - Dustin Davis

"The American Dream: An Indelicate Balance" at Arts West

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Arts West presents The American Dream: An Indelicate Balance!
An exhibition by the artists of ArtsWest Artist Association (AWAA)
Juried by Jane Place

July 10 – August 25, 2012
Featured Artists: Ben Brackin, Tatyana Brown, Mark Daughhetee, Nichole DeMent, Edward Lee, James Lopresti, Ada McAllister, Patri O’Connor, Patricia Ridenour, Stephen Rock, Brenda Scallon, Donna Stewart, Siolo Thompson, Marilyn Ullin, Glenda Weibel, Dori Westphal.

The show continues from last month, but tonight we’re doing an artist talk where several of the artists in the exhibition will talk briefly about their work. It will be fairly informal, with questions and conversations with the audience, starting at 6:00!

Mylen Huggins held over at Click! Design That Fits

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Click! Design That Fits welcomes artist Mylen HugginsMylen’s Ovals & Lines collection was originally inspired by an intersection near her home in Seattle's Greenlake neighborhood.  Her paintings juxtapose thin lines that loop in and out of her paintings with ellipses and fields of overlapping colors.

"After taking a long hiatus when my children were young, I have recently reconnected to what it is I love about art—both creating it and teaching it to children.  In the winter of 2009, I carved out a space in the basement of my home—wedging my ‘studio’ between the furnace and the water heater, and I began to paint. The process and the discipline required has rekindled my longtime curiosity, as well as help me rediscover my natural skills."

Click! features local artists and international designers with a modern aesthetic. Stay up to date on what's new at the Click! blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Margaret Organ-Kean at Shoofly Pie

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Shoofly Pie Company is excited to feature the work of Margaret Organ-Kean!

Combining an attraction to whimsy with a love of Indian and Persian miniatures, illuminated
manuscripts, and an interest in the concept of a painting as a window, Margaret Organ-Kean’s
watercolors delight the fantasy lover—and the child—inside us all.

Also, we will have our Sweet Slices (buy 1, get 2nd half off) Special as usual! 

The West presents The Art Walk After Party

August 9th WSAW, 2012

The West presents The Art Walk After Party on August 9, 2012, 9pm-2am at The Benbow Room at the Heartland Cafe (4210 SW Admiral Way)!

Take in the West Seattle Art Walk, then get over to the Benbow Room for mayhem and merry making in the classic West Seattle style (aka pirate attire is encouraged and may be rewarded).
Hosted by MC Mr. Amaker and DJ Troy Nelson, there will be live music from The Grizzled Mighty and Hobosexual.

Free tickets (first come, first served) at all participating Art Walk venues, or $5 at the door.

Heartland Café and The Benbow Room


Talking At The Same Time at Twilight Artist Collective

August 9th WSAW, 2012
TwAC presents local artist, Joseph Brooks!

Talking At The Same Time is a show about the art of the crowd. In today’s society we tend to have a mob mind set through the advent of social media. Sometimes it is difficult to find yourself in this web of ones and zeroes. The connectivity of the world we live in can make originality an even harder commodity to come by. So I decided not to make anything stand out. In crowds it is easy to get lost. Come get lost at Twilight Artist Collective on August 9th. Everyone will be Talking At The Same Time. -Joseph Brooks
TWILIGHT ARTIST COLLECTIVE (TwAC) is an eclectic group of more than 60 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.
In addition to exhibiting throughout the region, 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. Our gallery/boutique offers fine art in a variety of mediums including: painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and much more.  Please visit www.twilightart.net for more information about the Collective, joining us, and about our unique art from local artists.

Charles Spitzack & Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars

August 9th WSAW, 2012

West Seattle Cellars presents Charles Spitzack!

Artist Statement:
Charles Spitzack is a Midwest artist and entrepreneur based out of Seattle. Taking a multifaceted approach to survival, Spitzack is the founder of The New Number Two, a small business operating in the Capitol Hill neighborhood offering a wide range of hands-on services. Though he graduated from Cornish College of Art in 2010 with a focus in Print Arts and Drawing, Spitzack prefers to be known as a self-realized individual. 

The majority of Spitzack's work resolves itself in the form of a print. Dedicated to dissolving barriers in commitment to the communal whole, Spitzack has found printmaking to be an excellent way to express these ideas in both subject matter and process. He says, Within the chaotic, sporadic, and frantic modern world we live in, constantly entertained and occupied as TV speeds up to maintain the attention of a more and more demanding audience who continue to look for more and more distractions as we ourselves speed up into a perpetual tailspin, my ideas surface in the same disjointed manner. 

Leave the chaotic, frantic world behind this Thursday, and come by shop between 5:30 and 9:00 to meet Charles and enjoy his artwork.  While you're here, you can sample some fabulous wines by another kind of artist, Brian Carter, whose medium is grapes and who makes some of the finest blends around. It's all free. See you there!

Bakery Nouveau presents Angie Hinh

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Bakery Nouveau presents Angie Hinh!
Statement: “Journey to Laos and Cambodia”
Traveling is one of my greatest pleasures in life. My thirst for traveling is fueled by my curiosity, sense of adventure, and endless fascination with the world and its inhabitants. I love exploring and getting acquainted with new environments and cultures and meeting people from different walks of life. It’s always so refreshing to escape my own corner of the world and discover a new place, yet at the same time realizing – and taking comfort in – how, even in this increasingly isolating world, there are still basic things that transcend borders, like human kindness and the warmth of a smile.

This series was shot during my 2009 trip to Laos and Cambodia. These images are both observations of the two countries – of the people, natural landscapes, and landmarks – and snapshots which encapsulate my travel experiences. Escaping the Bay Area winter, I traveled to warmer, dreamy Southeast Asia where I saw everything with fresh eyes. Around every corner awaited a new sight, smell, sound to experience. My camera eagerly seized these landscapes and portraits of daily life as I meandered through the two beautiful, beguiling countries. Timeless temples stood proudly, food markets bustled with activity, children laughed as they spun around in circles. I was captivated and wanted to capture this beauty –  of the vibrancy of everyday life, the wonderful drama of nature, and the ancient structures steeped in historical significance. For me, traveling is about enjoying all the little moments that comprise the larger experience; after all, it’s the journey that makes the memories.

All photographs were taken with a 35mm camera and are 12” x 18” selenium-toned, gelatin silver prints.

Jack Johnston at Seattle Real Estate

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Seattle Real Estate Associates present Jack Johnston, M.A.!

Indistinct Nature: Cultures, Bundles and Scapes
My mixed-media “drawings” reference the natural world directly and indirectly. The natural element comes from my being surrounded by gardens of my husband’s crafting, walking through them and looking down on them from the terraces; the reeds bordering a neighbor’s pond; and molds and mosses of the Pacific Northwest. Relying on basic elements of a circle and a line, I work fast and fluidly, manipulating stamp-pad inks, bingo daubers, gauche and poster paint using templates to guide my marks: stencils, cellophane-tape spools, pill-bottle caps, and the occasional brush.  Some drawings clearly imitate a bundle of flowers; others seem a cross-section of a stem exposing fibers closely-bound. Cultures here may reference a microscopic sample, an isolated sample of organic matter, set on a slide or grown in a Petri dish. Scapes are long leafless stems—aka lines of garlic and garden onions, but I use the term as well as a shortcut for landscapes, interior and implied landscapes. 
Jack Johnston has published non-fiction and artwork in KNOCK Magazine and vintage Polaroid self-portraits in RE-PULPED, the 3rd anthology from Gay City Health Project. Drawings from INDISTINCT NATURE 1 were shown in the SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS exhibit at the June Sekiguchi-curated UHWallingford, with one of his works selected to be offered for raffle opening night.  He lives with his husband and their dog on the west slope of Lower Beacon Hill.

Each month, Seattle Real Estate Associates' artist donates a portion of their sales to a local charity. This month's donation will go to the senior center.

Chance Williams & Quinn Sadow at Atomic Boys

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Atomic Boys introduce Chance Williams, with special guest Quinn Sadow!

Chance Williams Artist statement:
"My name is Chance Williams; I am a 15 year old artist from Seattle.  I started drawing a year ago, one day I started doodling and it became a habit. I love art and I have always had a passion for it. I mainly use marker and ink but I also make photo collages from National Geographic magazines.

I love drawing because it puts my mind in a certain focus where I don’t have to worry about any real life situations; all I think about is lines on paper.  I do mainly abstract/pattern work but I do illustration/cartoons as well. My favorite colors to work with are ones that are unordinary and not seen often soothing colors not too saturated.

I usually begin a decent piece with just a small doodle in the middle of the paper. Then I gradually increase the doodle all around until the whole page is filled. Or if I don’t want to fill the page I will stop as so.

My favorite artist/inspiration would be MC Escher. I loved MC Escher since I was a small child. My parents had a book filled with all of his work and I would always be fascinated by the patterns and the colors. I hope one day I can be as big as MC Escher was.

Quinn Sadow's Artist Statement:
Quinn Sadow is a young artist and student at Lafayette Elementary School.  Inspired by local talent (e.g. Justin Hillgrove) and his ever-growing naturalist enthusiasm, Quinn’s designs are a mix of fantasy and real life.   

Quinn favors all lead colored pencils for his drawings.  He is currently expanding his artistry skills at Mind Unwind Creative Arts Studio.

Amongst his collections are: The Big-Nosed People, Puppies and the Death Maggot.

Lance Mercer & The West's After Party at Heartland Cafe

August 9th WSAW, 2012

The Heartland Cafe & Benbow Room present Lance Mercer Photography!

Artist Statement:

Lance Mercer, born and raised in Seattle, started photographing the local music scene at the age of 13. He graduated from Seattle Central Community College commercial photography program in 1987. He became a fulltime free-lance photographer in 1991. Through his involvement with the local music scene he was invited to tour with Pearl Jam in 1992-95 as their official photographer. This work subsequently enabled him to work full time as a music photographer with many other well-known musical artists. Has photographed many album covers, clients have included Epic Records, Columbia Records, Capitol, Warner Brothers, Geffen and A&M. His photos have been published in the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Time, Vanity Fair, and Alternative Press.

In 1997 he collaborated on a retrospective book of Pearl Jam photographs called Place/Date, with Seattle photographer, Charles Peterson. In 2007, 5X1 Pearl Jam Through The Eye of Lance Mercer was published. Lance continues his career with special focus on documentary, editorial, commercial and of course, music photography.

Also: The West presents The Art Walk After Party on August 9, 2012, 9pm-2am at The Benbow Room at the Heartland Cafe (4210 SW Admiral Way)!

Take in the West Seattle Art Walk, then get over to the Benbow Room for mayhem and merry making in the classic West Seattle style (aka pirate attire is encouraged and may be rewarded).
Hosted by MC Mr. Amaker and DJ Troy Nelson, there will be live music from The Grizzled Mighty and Hobosexual.

Free tickets (first come, first served) at all participating Art Walk venues, or $5 at the door.

Heartland Café and The Benbow Room


A Murder of Crows & Henna at Zatz A Better Bagel

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Zatz A Better Bagel presents Jaki Reed & Danitra Hunter!

A Murder of Crows:
West Seattle artist Jaki Reed exhibits her ceramic crows in flight. These are individual tiles created in black clay and arranged on the wall. Art, Crow, and Bagel enthusiasts are invited to see the art, meet the artist, and sample bagel treats as they share their stories of crow encounters.

Danitra Hunter is a West Seattle resident and artist. She creates unique drawings, paintings, and gifts featuring her bird characters. Danitra is also a Mehndi henna tattoo artist, and will be doing beautiful henna tattoos at ArtWalk! Henna tattoos are natural, non-toxic, non-permanent, and pain free.

Scentsational Performances at Carmilia's

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Debuting this August at Carmilia's...
Scentsational Performances: Photos by Randi Rohde!

Vintage and contemporary perfume bottles take center stage in 12 theatrical vignettes.

Opening Night: Thursday August 9th, 6-9 pm at Carmilia's Boutique.
4528 California Ave SW Seattle Wa, 98116

Denise Loder-DeLuca at Shanti Day Spa

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Shanti Day Spa present Denise Loder-DeLuca!

Denise grew up drawing and painting, winning many art awards even as a child.
She was an art major at the University of California, Berkeley.
After moving to Seattle she showed in galleries, while working as an art teacher
She then became Regional Training Artist for Nordstrom in the cosmetic industry for 27 yrs.

Now a West Seattle resident, she is painting commissioned portraits & places, etc. with a propensity for POP CULTURE ICONS.

Spira Power Yoga presents Katalin Radics

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Spira Power Yoga presents artist Katalin Radics!
Artist Statement:
"On a sunny November afternoon in 2006, we had coffee in the campus cafeteria of UCLA. My friend started talking about the drawing class she took at the Los Angeles County Museum, and turned to me: would you want to join me? I did. This was the beginning of a new passion I developed. I took a number of drawing and painting classes since then, first in LACMA and later as part of the arts program of the Los Angeles Valley College; one class at a time, since I have had a full time job at the Research Library of UCLA.

I bring a series of cultures into my artistic works. I was born in Hungary and spent more than four decades of my life there. Bartók, Liszt, Vasarely, Moholy-Nagy, Pál Erdős, the Rubik cube, George Cukor – this is the first layer of my culture. I was fortunate to spend enough time in France, Austria, Italy, and Germany and study their culture. I experienced the best of European culture and feel as mine. My husband and I made a wild but wonderful decision to move into the US in 1990 together with our daughter, Dora. We immersed ourselves in American culture and found it fascinating.

I am a linguist by training, have a PhD in linguistics, and did research in this field. Retrained myself to become a bibliographer at the Research Library of UCLA. Drawing and painting became my hobby, escape, and pleasure. Painting is a successful and tasteful integration of colors and shapes. I don’t try to follow trends; paint abstract, figurative, collage – whatever I find appropriate to the topic I want to express."

Paintings & Etchings at Nature Consortium

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Food! Drinks! Live Music! Art! Plus information about Wine in the Woods, Aug 10th at Camp Long!

Nature Consortium will be featuring two artists this month, Hannah Salia painter and Catherine Kail-Tucker etcher and print maker. Plus live music from 7-8pm from Ricky Gene & the Acoustic Laboratory! More details on our webpage ww.naturec.org

Hannah Salia, artist statementCreative exploration and life-long learning inspire me to keep discovering new ways of expressing my love for the infinite variations and levels of unity in our world. View more: www.hannahsalia.com

Catherine Kail-Tucker artist statement: My images are wishes, quirky curiosities, and nostalgia for elegant times past. Stories within my work hint of conversations or memories we may have dreamt and believed in; perhaps experienced or wish we had. View more: www.cmktARTS.com

Tyson Pickerel at Brent Amacher State Farm

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Brent Amacher State Farm presents Tyson Pickerel's "Things People Probably Shouldn’t Be Talking About"!

A book, some pens, markers and a few cans of spray paint all packed into a grey shoulder bag is not only a portable studio it is a way of life. With his portable studio Pickerel has been capturing the conversations and happenings around him and interpreting it into small 4 by 6 visual explosions with dual meanings that no two people will ever read the same.

All are snippets from conversations Pickerel is overhearing or in the middle of. Drawing inspiration from his graffiti background these smaller pieces are almost like photographs or snap shots that someone has taken at a party full of derelicts.  These small intense pieces have sprouted out of words and fallen onto the page in sometimes a crude manner but will having you wondering what on earth was being overheard.

Pickerel’s work is dark, funny and entertaining. Intricate attention to detail, emotion and expression can be felt across the selection of mixed media pieces that will be on display at 2319 California Ave SW throughout the month of August.

Herban Flora at Mind Unwind

August 9th WSAW, 2012

The art is literally alive in August! Herban Flora transforms Mind Unwind into an oxygen-rich environment of succulents, mosses and air plants. The seeds for Herban Flora were planted two years ago when Rachel Grossman and Holly McNeill met in the King County Master Gardeners Program. Interested in all things gardening, Rachel and Holly uncovered their mutual desire to create a plant-focused art. Soon thereafter, Herban Flora sprouted, now watch it blossom at Mind Unwind this August.

David Atkinson at Wallfower Framing

August 9th WSAW, 2012
Wallflower is pleased to present the photography of David Atkinson! His Northwest specific images are sculptural, powerful, and serene.
Join us for an evening of art, wine, and tasty tidbits.

Art By E at Hotwire Coffee

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Hotwire Coffee presents Eric Osborne of Art By E!

Artist Statement:
I was raised in Tucson Arizona and still have a mad mad love for that place, I now call Seattle WA home and I have lived and worked here for over the past 11 years. The Pacific Northwest can be pretty awesome! With the love and respect of my beautiful wife and daughter, I take an open and free approach to my work, sometimes sweet, sometimes raw, but always truthful and real. I hope you enjoy.

Hotwire will also be serving up a downtempo house from Marcel Marias and Lunaglow!

Bailey & Banjo Pet Photography at Mud Bay

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Admiral Mud Bay presents Julie Clegg - Bailey & Banjo Pet Photography!

Julie Clegg is an award winning photographer, most recently voted Best of Western Washington. Julie's efforts to raise money and awareness for canine cancer research led her to start another company called Lick. Slobber. Drool, a dog lifestyle company that sells canine cancer related products with a portion of the proceeds going back to canine cancer research. Julie's work has been featured on several covers of CityDog Magazine where she is a regular contributor, in addition to Dog Fancy, The Bark and Pup Culture. She currently resides in Issaquah, WA with here family which includes Bailey & Banjo, her two lovable yellow labs. 

NW Encaustic presents Kevin Piepel at The Building

August 9th WSAW, 2012

The Building & NW Encaustic present Kevin Piepel!

Artist Statement:
I’m interested in expressing the feelings and emotions associated with change.  I reference both personal experience, and the experiences of those with whom I am intimate.  I define my intention through meditation, conversation, and journaling.  Meditation has provided me with the ability to silence my internal dialogue and/or mindfully observe my thoughts.  This skill allows me the clarity necessary to see the impact of my mark making.  If something is in need of alteration, I feel it in varying shades of discontentment.  I allow these feelings to guide my hand as I silence that which visually offends.  When I have achieved a harmony in keeping with my intention, my mind is able to rest and reflect.  It is now that I view my work as if for the first time with my analytical mind.  The complexity and power of silent decision making never fails to amaze me.

To make my encaustic paintings, I apply molten beeswax based encaustic paint to 1 1/4” inch thick wooden panels.  I allow the paint to drip off the edges which results in an organic undulating edge that reveals the evolution of each painting in layers of color.  I work with 5 types of blow torches.  Each torch is tipped with a unique quality of flame.  I use my torches as an oil painter uses paintbrushes.  My torches allow me to persuade the paint to move and take form, or blend together like cream swirling in black coffee until the wax cools and captures that moment in time.  I use wood working, pottery, and engraving tools to sculpt and draw into my wax surfaces which are up to 1/4” thick.  The aforementioned are the most basic and vital techniques I employ.  The bulk of my techniques are of my own creation.  I take great pleasure in their discovery and refinement. 

The Building: 7150 44th Avenue SW • Seattle 98136

Amy Marie D'Spice at Windermere

August 9th WSAW, 2012

Kim Tingley, Realtor at Windermere is thrilled to host Amy Marie D’Apice at the August Artwalk in the Windermere Gallery, 4526 California Ave SW.

Amy Marie D'Apice is a painter, writer, and performance artist.  She has a Masters Degree from the University of Washington and has taught for the last 13 years at the Art Institute of Seattle.  She is currently working on her first book "Kinetic Anatomy" which is an instruction manual for drawing movement.