Wine & Paintings at bin 41

September 13th WSAW, 2012

"I think I say this every month…we blink and it’s like the movie Groundhog Day. Yep, it’s Art Walk time again! We have our paintings up on the walls at the bin, some of our faves and a few new ones. These are from our abstract enamel portfolio.

To have some fun for the tasting and to give all our parents a leg up, Brian Huse from Vinum and I will be hosting a ‘Back to School Geography Lesson in your glass tasting during the art walk. We hope you’ll join us for a little fun tonight!"

~ T. Frick, bin 41

Judy Lane at Bakery Nouveau

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Bakery Nouveau presents Judy Lane!

Artist Statement:
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 (and her family) 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.

Windermere presents Señor La Tinta

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Kim Tingley is proud to present Señor La Tinta! Vibrant and colorful art displayed in the Windermere gallery. Come by during West Seattle Art Walk, Thursday September 13th, 6-9pm.

Holly Siburg at Carmilia's

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Carmilia's presents Holly Siburg!

Artist Statement:
Holly Siburg is a local artist who grew up in West Seattle. She began painting ten years ago. Holly studied communications at Seattle Pacific University but since graduating has decided to return to her passion of creating art and sharing it with others. 

Clay & Henna at Zatz A Better Bagel

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Zatz A Better Bagel presents clay artist, Allison Moore, and henna artist, Danitra Hunter!

Potter, tile-maker, and mold designer working in Seattle since 1995. 
Ms. Moore's passion lies in sculpting high relief imagery with intricate detail. 
The designs are used for embellishment of thrown pottery, as tiles, and in the creation 
of specialty items. Larger pressed images often require further sculpting to make each 
one more lively and unique. Favorite subjects have been redesigned and improved upon 
over the years. Pond and forest life, creatures from the ocean, and ancient symbols are 
the artist's favorite subjects. The work is fired in electric kilns, at the vitreous 
(water-proof) mid-range stoneware temperature of 'Cone 5', 2200 degrees F. The 
pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe.  
Clays used: Porcelain and Stoneware. Her residential studio is in South-East Seattle. 
Allison is a fourth year day stall vendor at Seattle's Pike Place Market, 11am-4:30pm, dates vary. 
She will be at the Redmond Saturday Market for her twelfth year which runs until October 27, 9am-3 pm. 
Feel free to contact Allison with comments, suggestions, and inquiries: 

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 beautifulhenna tattoos at ArtWalk. Henna tattoos are natural, non-toxic, non-permanent, and pain free.

Abstract Observations at Arts West

September 13th WSAW, 2012

September 4th through October 27th ArtsWest Gallery presents Abstract Observations, an exhibition of paintings and installations by Pacific Northwest artists Lydia Bassis, Maxwell Humphres, Jason Sinclair Astorquia, Diana Sanford, and RobRoy Chalmers. While all working with abstract imagery, each artist uniquely explores the role of the viewer in engaging with the work. 

Please join us for the reception on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-7:30pm.

More information about the artists can be found on their websites:
Jason Sinclair Astorquia
Diana Sanford

Maurice Caldwell Jr. at Atomic Boys

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Atomic Boys presents Maurice Caldwell Jr.!

Maurice is a local artist, designer, and illustrator. 
"Atomic Boys will be having an exhibit of work from my favorite sketchbook - 50 pieces dating from 1992 . This is mostly a collection of figurative work in a wide variety of styles and mediums."
All pieces are available (unframed) as signed fine art prints. 

Cryogenic Nude America at Twilight Artist Collective

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Twilight Artist Collective presents Cryogenic Nude America: A group collage show by The Collagemonauts ~ Marty Gordon, Tim Manthey, and Craig van den Bosch.

Marty Gordon, Tim Manthey and Craig van den Bosch began their friendship and artistic collaboration in the summer of 2011. Their passion for the medium of collage brought them together for Contemplations on the Dialectical Utopian Vision, a collage exhibition at Fremont Abbey curated by van den Bosch. Manthey and Gordon created their first collaborative art works for that show. After the show, they began to meet together for conversation and, on occasion, creating and trading art with one another. 
In August of 2011, the three artists began work on three collaborative collage journals in the Exquisite Corpse style. Each artist started a journal and then passed it to the next artist. The artists agreed that no image would be sacred and gave each other the freedom to do anything they like, even if that meant covering over or destroying one another’s work. The journals were finished in February of 2012.
The next phase of the project began soon after when the artists secured a September 2012 show at Twilight Artist Collective. Dubbed the Collagemonauts by an artist friend, the three began work on larger works of art for the show.
Themes and motifs emerged naturally as the Collagemonauts continued their collaborations. Space, religion, indigenous people, and medical science became important themes to explore.The title, Cryogenic Nude America comes from combining the incidental titles of the three collaborative journals, and speaks to some of the abstractions presented in their artwork.

OPENS: Thursday, Sept. 13th 6-9pm during West Seattle Art Walk
CLOSES: Friday, Oct. 5th

The Continuous Thread at Mind Unwind

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Mind Unwind presents: The Continuous Thread

Inspired by using “thread” in a double entendre of meaning, the first literal interpretation of “thread” involves textiles and fashion, a second, less obvious interpretation incorporates the “thread” of thoughts that develop during storytelling, an ancient form of communication. The continuum began with curator, Pam Cooper, based in New York and followed a communication thread across the U.S. to Seattle in collaboration with Mind Unwind’s curator, Krystal Kelley. Cooper and Kelley are presenting “The Continous Thread,” which features these 6 artists: (3 from NYC and 3 from Seattle).

Marion Behr, drawing with pen on paper just letting the thoughts flow, mulling over the events of the day. Robroy Chalmers repurposes dark dense prints and drawings referencing his recent move across the USA, making them fly and lightly swirl around the room. Marcia Widenor’s knitted paper clothing charges the viewer to wonder about the stories that inspired the fabrication of these beautiful objects. Aileen Bassis asks viewers to draw places from the past on note cards, ‘Memory Maps’. Thinking about the nature of memory and how this has fascinated people throughout time she decided to use quotes from different philosophers, along with the photographs taken at the time, to document their experience of memory. Anna Hurwitz uses her collection of Barbie Dolls in an installation called “Stitch ‘n Bitch”. Jewelry designer, Blythe Carling is weaving her thread with metal and stones and will have pieces on exhibit and for sale.
We look forward to all the “threads” that spin from “The Continous Thread” at Mind Unwind! The Opening Reception begins on September 8th from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Art Walk is Thursday, September 13th from 6-9:00pm.

Jonathan Kimball at Locol

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Locol Barley & Vine presents Jonathan Kimball!
Artist Statement:
"Salvaged from the fallen trees of the great Seattle ice storm of 2012, the collection of art for sale has been crafted and assembled over the past few months in Covington, WA.  this concept of capturing small scenes of Aspen wilderness is something I've wanted to put together for a few years.  I'm very excited to finally have some pieces on display. I couldn't stand seeing all of this wood lying on the forest floor, so it's been recycled and finished for your viewing pleasure. The wood frames are made of Pine.  I rusted and painted the backdrops to add an industrial element to a a few pieces.  With appropriate lighting, the depth of the frames allows beautiful shadows to fall on the walls.  Finally, the copper deer is framed with reclaimed, whitewashed barn wood from the 1930's.

I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I enjoyed putting them together.  this is the start of a collection that will evolve with each new volume.  It's amazing what can be recovered , refined, and preserved from organic materials that would otherwise be left to whither and decompose."
- Kimball

Jonathan is also a musician and has played at Locol several times in the past, so he will be singing during the art walk!

Ann Duffy at Click! Design That Fits

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Click! Design That Fits is proud to present a new collection of paintings by Ann Duffy, directly inspired by scenes in and around West Seattle, and the light she sees in them.

Artist Statement:
I paint in the realist tradition, although I believe there is always an abstract element to the composition. 
Light is what most attracts me to a subject.
Someone once said that a good writer can make any subject matter interesting and I believe this to be true of painting also.

About the Artist:
Above all, Ann Duffy paints light…She's a realist who orchestrates each scene as if it were a modest piece of chamber music.
In a world full of losses, her light can still take your breath away.
Regina Hackett
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

West Seattle Cellars presents Charles Spitzack

September 13th WSAW, 2012

West Seattle Cellars September Artist: Charles Spitzack

We've been enjoying our August artist's work so much, we're going to keep it up another month. 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. 

And while you're in to enjoy Charles' art, you can also enjoy some tasty Washington wines. Our regular free Thursday tasting this week will feature a nice array of affordable wines from Washington wineries. Come by shop between 5:30 and 9:00, check out the art, and sample some great local wines that won't break the bank. We hope to see you this Thursday!

J. Conrad Nivens at Shanti Salon

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Shanti Salon & Spa present J. Conrad Nivens!

Artist Statement:
J. Conrad Nivens is a chief visionary at Mind Unwind Art Gallery and Interactive Studio in West Seattle. Originally from Green Bay Wisconsin, Conrad relocated to Seattle, WA following his service in the US Navy. He studied fine art at Cornish College in Seattle and is currently attending South Seattle Community College to continue his education. Conrad’s favorite materials are burlap, acrylic, charcoal, metal and wood.

Jewelry & Music at Nature Consortium

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Nature Consortium is featuring Musical Guest, Jacque Larrainzar 7-8pm and Artist, Lori Bellamy for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

We are now a drop off for old working cell phones, digital cameras and inkjet cartridges during Art Walk, so bring down your old stuff and let’s get it RECYCLED! Plus new opportunities to get involved as we go into planting season in the Greenbelt. 

Artist statement:
"My delight in a cherry tree covered with blossoms and the serenity of a star lit sky both find a place in my work.  I use traditional silver smithing and metalworking techniques to make highly textural, wearable art.  Many of my pieces have moving parts so that wearing my jewelry is a multi - sensory experience." - Bellamy  

Musical Guest 7-8pm :
Jacque Larrainzar interprets traditional and contemporary music from Latin America as well as her own compositions.  From Spanish music from the colonial period to Mexican rock and blues.

Barbara Trentalange at Brent Amacher State Farm

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Brent Amacher State Farm presents Barbara Trentalange!

Artist Statement:
Barbara Trentalange is a multimedia artist residing in Seattle, WA. She grew up outside Chicago and began performing classical music on piano and flute in various youth symphonies. In 1992, she moved to Seattle, where she became involved with the local music scene. She played with Seattle bands, "Spyglass" and "SushiRobo" and currently performs with "Head Like a Kite." Barbara has written and recorded music for film and TV as well as session work for projects such as "Terri Tarrantula" and "Girl Singer." In 2005, she toured as a member of Crooked Fingers where she had the opportunity to play with other notable musicians, Devotchka, Micah P. Hinson and Calexico.

Barbara has released three recordings under the name "Trentalange": "Photo Album of Complex Relationships," "Awakening, Level One," and "B-Sides."

Along with music, Barbara is an accomplished visual artist and graphic designer. She received her BA in graphic design from Drake University in Des Moines IA.

She combines her graphic design sensibilities and fine artistic styling to create unique works of art. Her work has been displayed in solo shows around Seattle and featured in the Capitol hill, Pioneer Square and Ballard art walks. She draws inspiration from local musicians as well as other iconic figures. In addition to painting well known figures, barbara has been hired for commissioned works.

Each year, Barbara makes a charitable contribution. Past contributions include a series of works for Seattle organization, Powerful Voices as well as the Alliance for Education.

Hotwire presents Emerald Raindrops Photography

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Hotwire Coffee is proud to present photographer Aaron Hernandez of Emerald Raindrops Photography!

Artist Statement:
After 25 years as a structural cad draftsman, I made a decision to leave the engineering & consulting industry for a more meaningful and enjoyable career. One challenge I faced was that I knew nothing else outside of my drafting background.
I pursued photography because I have always enjoyed it and felt comfortable applying my computer and software abilities with the post-processing side of it.
I began with stock photography, but decided to try the artistic side of photography and myself. "Art" is very subjective and personal and what one may find appealing may not be art whatsoever to another. Is photography art? Is a photograph that has been digitally enhanced art? Is an oil painting on canvas art because of the tools used to create it? There is no right answer and only the viewer can decide what qualifies as art or beauty or inspiring.
When I observe what surrounds us, natural or man-made, I see a lot of beauty and creativity. I attempt to capture and enhance what inspires me. I try to allow the objects I photograph stand on their own, free from their surroundings, though not entirely. This new-found perspective is contrary to what I used to believe, and has given me a new sense of freedom to roam outside of perceived boundaries.
Originally from Texas, I have been a West Seattle resident for a little over 30 years. I am married to my beautiful wife, who inspires me in many ways and without whom I wouldn't be the person I am today. Together, we've raised a son and daughter who could not be anymore opposite from one another, yet they shine in their own respective ways. We do our best to be mindful of and involved with our community and share our lives with some great friends that we dare to consider extended family.
I own and operate Emerald Raindrops Photography and share space at Ginomai Artists Building. I also work part-time as IT tech support for Express Credit Union, and do general landscaping. I enjoy spending time with friends, family, gardening, music, volunteering, and am a congregant of WSCC.

D. Lisa West at Wallflower Framing

September 13th WSAW, 2012
- Morning Email, by D. Lisa West

In September, Wallflower is proud to present "Hoarding," featuring the work of local painter D. Lisa West!
Artist Statement:
"The work I do currently is painting in oil.  I am influenced by locals such as Norman Lundin, Susan Bennerstrom and Sheryl Westergreen (painters) and Rosanne Olson  and David Barnes (photographers). My pieces are influenced by the current state of our world. Currently, I’m thinking a lot about plastic.
Hoarding is a collection of images unavailable before, because I was hoarding them, as though they were my precious babies."

Come on by during WSAW! 

Enrique Patiño at Seattle Real Estate

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Seattle Real Estate Associates presents Enrique Patiño!
Artist Statement:
Enrique Patiño is Salvadoran by birth and has lived in Seattle since 1984. Enrique is a fishery biologist and a nature photographer.His current interest is photographing birds and is assembling collection of birds that live in or migrate through the state of Washington. 

Judy Lane at Wild Rose's

September 13th WSAW, 2012

Wild Rose's is proud to feature Judy Lane's new collection of photographic images and mixed media collages! 

Complimentary wine will be served during Art Walk ~ come on by!