From Alki to Endolyne, the West Seattle Art Walk is brought to you by your local West Seattle merchants. Dozens of merchants in the West Seattle Junction, Alki Beach, Admiral District, Morgan Junction, Fauntleroy District and Delridge are displaying art and showcasing artists the second Thursday of EVERY month, 6-9pm!
A relative newbie to this this whole art thing, in 2008 I started to dabble. Now my incredibly awesome paintings and future multi-milion dollar jewelry collection are nearly a reality. As Pablo Escobar (I mean Picasso) says, "I don't always do art, but when I do, comments are totally like, WHOA!" On a more serious note, I enjoy the arts and how the arts can inspire. It's thrilling to see others enjoy new creations and different perspectives. Right now, my favorite is doing dark, ominous landscapes. But, who knows! The winds may change and the seasons will change. My favorite may become giant, pink emoticons. Every morning I wake up, I grab some Special K with strawberries and totally tell myself, "Hey there buddy, you got this!" On an even more serious note, I may change the emoticons to be mediums sized and yellow. Cheers!
We will be open from 6-9 pm and light refreshments will be served.
Sarah Jones is a visual artist who makes two-dimensional and three-dimensional work with paper, fiber and ephemera. She studied painting and printmaking at the University of Utah and was awarded an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her work deals with issues of representing the abject. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Seattle, Washington.
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Come see what's new at Twilight! Tracy Cilona and Christine Heidel, the new owners of Twilight, will be showing their work in the back gallery and are excited to introduce you to some great new Twilight artists.http://www.damebuilder.com/http://flic.kr/s/aHsjpEAB23
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Click! Design That Fits welcomes back Shelli Markee with a new showing of her wire sculpture art. Regular customers at Click! will recognize Shelli's wire birds; this show expands further into species of birds and also people, furniture, and lighting.
Click!'s January sale begins during Art Walk: everything in the store (except some consigned artwork) is 20% to 50% off.
In the gallery from December 18th - February 16th, ArtsWest presents In the Mind and on the Streetwhich features artists Fab Rideti, Ryan Doran and Justin Behnken.
Please join us for the reception on Thursday, January 10th from 6:00 - 7:30pm, in conjunction with the West Seattle Art Walk. The reception will include an informal artist talk where each of the artists will speak briefly about their work in the exhibition and visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation with the artists.
For more information about the artists please visit their websites:
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Wallflower Custom Framing welcomes several artists in the month of January. local dot and line maker kelly rae cunningham will be exhibiting her latest work, view more of her work here:www.kellyraecunningham.com
local newcomer Wooden Clothespin will be displaying some of their various handmade recycled items, view more of their work here:www.woodenclothespin.com
and finally, Vancouver, Wa. milliner Barbara Creager will have her fabulous hats and headbands on display. see some of her work here:www.babetteshatworks.com catering by Kitchen Klaus!
Contemporary artist Kim McCarthy aka Urban Soule has been featured in many Design/Home Decor Magazines, Books and Television for her paintings. her work can be found in major national home stores across the nation, commercial's, resorts, restaurants, stores, catalogs, spa's, law offices, residential, private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Abroad. Her work as a visual artist has taken her art on a number of extraordinary adventures around the world, from Art Basel to the BAM, the United Kingdom to Hollywood and back to Seattle where she currently resides with her family,a rabbit and two peacock pet-friends.. She is a member of numerous art and environmental groups that are dedicated to the preservation of Wildlife Conservation and Natural Habitats,she also donates a percentage of her sales to the groups to help raise awareness and protecting biodiversity. Using mainly acrylic, latex and spray paints,stencils, ink and collage as mediums she creates images on almost any printable surface, preferably canvas or wood panels she is inspired by grunge, concrete, weathered surfaces and graffiti. Kim enjoys exploring the alleyways, streets and city surfaces for ideas. She incorporates the old traditions of paper cutting with a newer urban approach to painting. She uses her own photography and turns the photos into multi layered paper stencils, over the years Flora and Fauna have became a personal favorite. She's constantly trying new techniques and mediums to fine tune her work and grow as an artist.
Brent Amacher is proud to announce his very first “Pay What You Can Night” to kick off the New Year at West Seattle Art Walk. All art items are available for purchase on a “Pay What You Can” basis. Photographer Brandee Paisano wants to give back to the community and allow folks a chance to purchase art on their own terms. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!!
Brent will provide his famous homemade baked goods and refreshments during the event.
Brandee Paisano is a humanitarian and backpacker who recently moved to Seattle where she now resides. Her interest in culture, photography and travel started in her youth when she was first introduced to the Inupiat culture in Alaska, and later the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of Nevada. In 2000 she joined the US NAVY when she decided to add “a little more adventure” to her life. While traveling abroad with the military, the ups and downs of Navy life led Brandee to consider a career in Photojournalism. After returning to the private sector, she found herself inspired by the works of Lewis Hine, Robert Capa and James Nachtwey. The emotion of these photographers has served as inspiration, though Brandee has added her own unique twist. The romantic quality of film, old newspapers and print media are present in her images. When Brandee looks through the lens, she attempts to find that unique quality that only comes from the passage of time. Edgy, soft, and simple. This is the photography of Brandee Paisano.
Brandee Paisano studied Photography at The Art Institute of Seattle and graduated in 2009. Please join us for an evening of art photography and come prepared to name your price. It’s “Pay What You Can Night” for one night only.
Brent will provide his famous homemade baked goods and refreshments during the event.
"I truly think it's important to find what you're passionate about in Life and just do it! When painting I like to use expressive abstraction and vibrant colors of magnitude so my paintings motivate dynamic energy and Life. The impact on the viewer will always vary in the art world ...My passion is to reach that place of inner peace and symbolic meaning to an individual."
"The artist gazes upon a reality and creates their own impression. The viewer gazes upon the impression and creates his own reality" ~ Robert Brault
We’ll be serving light snacks, cupcakes and other nibbles.
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Wild Rose's is featuring Jim Gerlitz. "Most of my work includes people at the beach, in a restaurant, walking down the street etc. I enjoy trying to capture their gestures, their attitudes....this is due in part, I guess because of the influence of those under whom I have studied, Bill Cumming, Nancy Johnson, Dick Brown and others. While trying to create something is very frustrating at times, now and then things work out and the final results is worth the effort."
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Award winning visual artist Brent Ray Faser vividly remembers the first time he used his hands to create art at the age of 5. It sparked a passion that he now pursues with creative abandon. Armed with an Emily Carr University Find Arts degree, he creates original multimedia works of art that are exhibited and collected internationally.
Fraser's provocative approach and signature style reflect as adventurous imagination. His creative expression includes live art performances and edgy short films. Watching Brent paint at a live show is entertaining even for those who are new to art.
Brenthas planned a live performance starting promptly at 8pm. His performance will be a surprise even for us, but it's safe to say that it will be appropriate for adult audiences. During art walk hours, we will have happy hour pricing in our Treehouse Lounge.
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Welcome to the first West Seattle Artwalk of the new year at Alki Arts!
We have so many new pieces of art from all of the artists you have come to love over the past 3 years...New work is in by Robin Weiss, Brant Abinosa, Carol Braden, Linda Hulce, Nichole Dement, Michael Birawer, Cara Granger-Astorquia, Jim Gerlitz, Karen Dedrickson & Tom Wyrick.
January 10 WSAW, 2013 Featured artist: Linda Kemp Scheiber Oils, pastels and charcoals
She graduated from Seattle's Burley School of Art. After working as a graphic designer, her interest shifted to fine arts in the 1980s. She has studied with Ron Lukas and, most recently, Henry Stinson. Linda has had shows locally at Cafe Flora, Cafe Sophie, Cafe Pinceau and Hour Glass Fine Art. She is also represented by The Gallery of Great Things and Up Country in Hawaii.
Linda Kemp Scheiber works from life, mostly in pastels in an impressionistic style. Her subject matter is landscapes, still life and portraits.
ONE NIGHT ONLY, Nature Consortium hosts Eden Hopkins and Laura Grover with live music 7-8pm. Come in from the cold and enjoy an evening of art and music with one of your favorite non-profits!
Artist Eden Hopkins will exhibit a collection of her mountain-themed oil paintings inspired by her experiences plein-air painting in the Grand Teton and Mount Rainier National Parks. On creating art while surrounded by nature, she says, “Most recently, I had my easel set up alongside the Snake River with a flock of merganser ducks splashing nearby and elk bugling from a stand of trees on the distant shore.” Eden is a graduate of Seattle’s Gage Academy of Art Landscape Atelier program. Preview her artwork at www.edenhopkins.com.
Cascade Canyon, Copyright Eden Hopkins
Artist Laura Grover is a student of the Royal School of Needlework. Her pieces will feature embroidery with wool threads on linens, and cotton on cotton.
This month we welcome back Tatyana Brown, who we featured in 2011. Tatyana was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. 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. Tatyana has experimented in many media, including watercolor, pastel, and encaustics, but developed her unique style while working in engraving and lithography. She now creates her artwork here in her West Seattle studio.
Tatyana's art on display this month was inspired by the current “Elles” exhibition at SAM, and depicts women in everyday scenarios, done in a cubistic style.
While you enjoy Tatyana's artwork this Thursday, you can sample some tasty French wines, from the portfolio of J. Strecker Selections. Come for the art; stay for the wines. Or vice versa!