Welcome to the November edition of the West Seattle Art Walk! Thursday, November 8th, 5pm to late (hours vary by location; see below).
Our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. See the listing below for all businesses hosting art in September. For restaurant specials, click here.
(featured image by SIEGE)
Fall/Winter 2018 Walking Map (October 11, November 8, December 13)
Congratulations to Frances Smersh, whose painting is featured in our Q4 print materials. You can find her new work at Click! Design That Fits through the rest of the year.
Pick up a hard copy of our printed postcards at any of our participating Art Walk businesses or click here to view the Google map.
In the Junction:
Domenica Michelle, 5-9pm
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Sponsor)
Chris Kelleher, 5-8pm
Creating mostly through improvisation, I set out to build a relationship between marks focusing on movement, form and light. Though predominately abstract, the landscape of the Pacific Northwest has had a profound influence on my work. Whether I am painting at a live music performance or I am in my studio, music is an important part of the process. I allow music to directly translate into my work by accessing its poetry, melody, and above all else, rhythm. I try to allow each piece to flow from the brush with the same dynamic tendencies as water itself. I consider my work to be both spiritual and playful.
Bonus for the month of November…Ceramics Invitational…
Eight ceramicists…focus on serveware, just in time for setting your holiday table…
Linda McClamrock, 5-8:30pm
Featuring Linda McClamrock’s mixed media collages.
Each piece is hand cut using only recycled found paper.
Artswest Playhouse and Gallery – CANCELLED THIS MONTH
Mariah Ordoñez, 6-9pm
The art of Mariah Ordoñez features bright colors, simplified forms, and a celebration of Pacific Northwest life. “Interested in the role of art as a tool for the interpretation of existence, I create using bold brushstrokes and a thoughtful merging of figurative and abstract imagery. As an art educator, I have had the opportunity to explore a variety of media and content from a vast cultural heritage. I predominantly create in a combination of watercolor, acrylics, and ink that I hope reflect my joy in the creative process.”
Northwest Native SIEGE is best known for his distressed paper / typography surface layered over the canvas, building all his own frames from reclaimed cedar. “The surface IS the painting,” he says. “Unofficially, I like to describe my style as “industrial figurative” because I often use imagery from architecture, typography, and graphs or maps, as well as from nature.”
Click! Design That Fits, started by John and Frances Smersh in 2004 was originally a space to show Frances’ jewelry alongside the work of other designers that they admired. We’re giving a nod to our roots this holiday, featuring our favorite jewelers in “COLOR / TEXTURE / FORM – A JEWELRY INVITATIONAL”.
Tara McDermott, 5-8pm
“The basis of my work is a constant exploration of the lush botanical beauty surrounding me in the Pacific Northwest. I love finding the beauty and romance in simple things and quiet places. These images I take form the raw material from which I create my finished photo encaustic mixed-media pieces. A fantasy world that emerges out of the everyday around us. Who knows which is truth and which is fiction?”
Graystone Mortgage – CANCELLED THIS MONTH
4726 42nd Ave SW (in Jefferson Square)
In Greater West Seattle:
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Sponsor)
Megan Simmons, 5-9pm
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been making or creating something with my hands. I went to art camps as a kid — was a designer on the yearbook staff — learned how to sew clothing, quilts and home décor — became a graphic designer — and even learned to build furniture in woodworking school. I would be lost without my tools, fabric and a wide range of art supplies. Most recently, my tools of choice are paint brushes, water soluble crayons and lots of acrylic paint.
I get lost in the layers of paint, while mixing colors and creating texture. I’m inspired by bold statements, raw textures, street art, nature, and the spaces between objects. Painting on paper gives me the freedom to make mistakes and explore more freely. I find relaxation in the chaos of scribbling, doodling and mark making… covering up layer after layer until I discover areas that I don’t want disturbed.
Tom Costantini, 5-9pm
Tom Costantini is an interior designer who has been drawing and sketching his whole life. He began painting with watercolors in 2017, and uses them to illustrate favorite subjects including vintage cars and trucks, landscapes and local historic buildings and boats. In addition to the watercolor originals, high-quality giclee prints of his paintings are also available.
Tom has lived in West Seattle for 11 years. When not painting he can be found working on his 1940s home and in the garden, and walking along the beach at Alki.
View more of Tom’s artwork at www.instagram.com/tomcostantiniart.
West Seattle Skincare (NEW ART WALK BUSINESS) – CANCELLED THIS MONTH
Office of Rebecca Mitsui (Art Walk Sponsor)
Bonnie Katz Sailors, 5-8pm
Show: “Postcards from Washington”
Bonnie Katz Sailors is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts. Her focus was printmaking and drawing in school, but now has a large portfolio with her years of oil painting. As her career evolves, she’s recently taken to landscape photography. Her passion for nature and capturing the beauty all around us has led to her latest show that will be featured at the Office of Rebecca Mitsui.
Bonnie Katz Sailors is also a long time business owner of Fitness Together located in the West Seattle Junction. Her passion for fitness and art has been a theme in both her training studio and her art studio.
Elena Naskova, 6-9pm
Elena Naskova uses watercolor, acrylic, and oil to explore the inside and outside world, so she can notice, understand and connect better.
IDENTITY as explained by Elena,
“My identity cannot exist without the “other” because “Identities are created through ongoing social interactions with people, and a subsequent self-reflection about who we think we are according to social exchanges. This work is a self-reflection about these interactions and just another step in my constant attempt to define and redefine my own identity.”
She immigrated to America from Macedonia when she was 25. She joined a ceramic studio in Los Angeles where she created ceramic art for many years. Eventually she had to sell her kiln and wheel because she moved to Seattle. In Seattle she started experimenting with paintings, using watercolor, acrylic, and recently oil.
Elena paints portraits, nature, human bodies, and she loves the freedom of abstract expression. She likes to explore different variations of an idea, or theme, by creating a series of paintings about the same subject matter.
Because of her Slavic and Eastern Orthodox heritage, some of her work, especially her portraits, is influenced by iconography.
Inner Alchemy’s Art Walk and Community Party includes time with the artist, local unique retail, complimentary tarot card readings, reiki and hypnosis sessions and sips and nibbles, always!