We’re getting ready for an exciting spring quarter at West Seattle Art Walk! Join us every second Thursday – April 14, May 12, and June 9 – as we celebrate local art and culture in West Seattle.
This quarter’s postcard and poster features art by Stephanie Hargrave. The work featured is entitled “Theol 1”. Stephanie is currently exhibiting a selection of her encaustic work at Capers, March through April. Here’s a little more about Stephanie and her latest body of work:
“Hargrave has been both painting and working in clay since college, where she studied color theory, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting. She started a line of functional ceramics as a small business in 1997 after studying with Carol Gouthro, and has worked with metal, oil paint, watercolor and acrylics over the years, but her medium of choice is beeswax. She learned a great deal studying with Jef Gunn and Larry Caulkins at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and began teaching at Pratt using wax as an element in sculptural collage with Rickie Wolfe. Encaustic has been her focus for the last 12 years. It is the one medium that affords all the other materials she has worked in to overlap and inform one another.
Stephanie has shown her work in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York and Atlanta. Her work is in several collections, including Swedish Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, Barclays International, Abri Hotel in San Francisco, the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, and Kaiser Permanente in Baltimore. In 2014 she was a panelist for the Inside Art program at Town Hall on the topic of Imagery and Art (curated by Juan Alonso-Rodriquez), and her collaborative work with RobRoy Chalmers was on the cover of Art Voices Magazine (Fall Issue), with accompanying article/interview. She was the juror for the Mercer Island Art Council’s Yearly Art Show in 2015, and was recently published in Jennifer Margell’s book Encaustic Art. Her work Capra Hircus 3 (36×36) was juried into the Encaustic Art Institute’s permanent collection in October 2015.”