Kirsten Wilhelm has been an artist of many mediums for over 25 years. Initially working in clay, oils, and acrylics, she found encaustic painting a new way to express her creativity. The textures and immense flexibility have encouraged her to work with more freedom and intensity. Encaustic is a mixture of beeswax, damar, and pigments. It is one of the oldest forms of painting. Kirsten has always been intrigued by the gritty working areas of a city.
Rebekah Jaramillo is a long time West Seattle resident and Jeweler. Rebekah resides in the Gatewood neighborhood where she and her husband Dan raise their 2 year old daughter Luka, and where she creates jewelry in her home studio. She graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals from the University of Washington and has been making beautiful adornments ever since. Her passion lies in color, asymmetry, and circles.