Welcome to the March Art Walk! Thursday, March 8th 5pm to late. Grab some friends, warmer weather is on the way. Of special note, paint-and-sip classes are offered at Graystone Mortgage in Jefferson Square.
Spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art and music. Our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy art walk, have a glass of wine, enjoy extended happy hours and Art Walk only dining and experience local art direct from the source!
Winter (January/February/March) 2018 Walking Map
MORE ABOUT ART WALK:
This free art event encourages you to visit venues across greater West Seattle, both in The Junction and beyond. Many venues will also be inviting their featured artist(s) to meet the public and answer questions. The following businesses, organizations, and artists will be participating:
IN THE JUNCTION:
John L. Scott Works by Breanna Welsh 5p to 9p
Artist Breanna Welsh will be displaying her work and selling select prints this Thursday for West Seattle Art Walk from 5pm-late. Breanna’s work features a variety of botanical drawings in ink & brush, as well as digital artwork that reflect her background in design.
Capers: Works by Amy Stone 5p to late
Amy’s canvases are creations of balance of color, balance of texture, balance of movement, and balance of energy. Beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
Windermere Real Estate: Works by Tom Costantini 6p – 9p
Tom is an interior designer who has been drawing and sketching his whole life. For the Art Walk, he is showing recent watercolor and mixed media paintings of favorite subjects including vintage cars and trucks and historic buildings.
Wild Rose’s: Works by Linda McClamrock 5p to 8p
Come see Linda McClamrock’s wonderful paper collages.
Click! Design that Fits: Works by George Perrou Q1 Showcased Artist 5p – 8p
Fans of mid-century inspired art, prepare to swoon. Portland artist George Perrou‘s work is reminiscent of backdrops from the Road Runner animated series, if it had been set in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, on one of his previous visits to Click!, George sited his inspiration as coming from “the cartoons of the 60s that were in reruns in the 70s”.
Re/Max: Works by: Kristy Lewellen
Paintings by artist Kristy Lewellen. Original artwork that glow’s in the dark.
ArtsWest: “Loaded Heads” by Erika Nicole 6p
“Exploring what it means to be human, Erika’s artworks stem from a desire to communicate love for living and a passionate curiosity to better understand the human spirit.”
Our Secret Garden: Works by Alonzo Fernandez and Our Secret Garden
Virago Gallery: Works by Uyen Tran Gjerde 6p – 9p
Exhibit Runs March 4th – March 31st 2018
Opening Event – Thursday, March 8th, 6 to 9pm
Uyen Tran-Gjerde is a figurative painter who has always held a fascination for abstract art. She uses both color and shape to convey a sense of dimension, depth and meaning. Her primary focus continues to be the figure as she is most interested in the human condition — the psyche, what’s hidden beneath the surface. She creates a world where dream and reality converge. Her art expresses a sense of joy, tranquility, and mystery.
Exhibit Runs March 4th – March 31st 2018
[S]HEROES 3: The Bootlegs is the third installment of Jordan Christianson’s wearable art in celebration of the women who have musically inspired him. Each handbag is individually designed and handmade to invoke the spirit of these trailblazing women who have influenced Christianson, and changed history. This collection includes new pieces, reissues of past favorites, and an anthology of past collections, [S]HEROES: Side’s A and B.
He is also pleased to be collaborating, again, with Mariel Andrade who’s hand-painted jackets are the perfect compliment to this thoughtful collection.
Jordan Christianson is a Pacific Northwest native and Couturier to its unique arts and performance community. He, and his award-winning creations, have been featured internationally in museums, galleries, hotels and on stage, page, and screen.
Mariel Andrade is a Seattle based painter who’s work is inspired by surrealism, nostalgia, romanticism, humor, and strangers in old photographs. Fascinated by capturing the emotion & personality of each individual, imagining what their story could have been; are the key components to her work. With her art, Mariel seeks to evoke a memory, one’s laughter, and the enigma within the viewer.
Wallflower Custom Framing: “Woodland Folk Tails” by Lupe Carlos III 5p – 8p
“Lupe Carlos III points his camera at his woodland friends who gladly pose for photos. The magic and mystery of these recent images reflect Lupe’s intimate relationship with all things great and small. These wee-people tell their own stories. The photos tell their stories, and Lupe tells the stories of how these pictures were made.”
Graystone Mortgage: Works by Shae Coulson + sip-and-paint experience! 5p – 8p
Graystone Mortgage has something special prepared for this month’s WS Art Walk. Our local featured Artist, Shae Coulson, is also a painting instructor and will be teaching a free class (materials included) to up to six budding artists for each class at 5:20 & 6:40.
Shae grew up in an artistic family and started drawing at an early age, but didn’t start painting until about 4 years ago. She became part owner of a “paint and sip” studio and fell in love with it instantly. Creating happy whimsical paintings has helped her to overcome social anxiety and to find peace. She says “Life is stressful, so when you find things that makes you happy, grasp onto them with both hands. Or in my case, grasp onto that paint brush and pallet with both hands!”
Viscon Cellars: Works by Greta Musland, 5p – 9p
Tasting Fees waived for Art Walk participants during art walk.
Canna West Seattle: Works by Machel Spence, 4p – late
Inner Alchemy, Treasures and Transformation: “Iceland” by Dawndra Budd 6p – 9p
Join Inner Alchemy for another fabulous community artwalk in March with the amazing Dawndra Budd! Sips and nibbles and tarot reading also available.
Dawndra is a local West Seattle photographer for 20 years who is interested in people and loves to tell their stories through her eyes.