Fall is in the air, and leaves will be flying for the November Art Walk! Next Thursday, November 14, 5pm to late (hours vary by location; see below), made even more special by the fourth performance in the Art of Music series. Byron Street Swing will be performing hot club jazz and early French swing music at The Great American Diner at California SW and SW Edmonds – see our post for more details.
Our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants invite the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. See the listing below for all businesses hosting art in November. For restaurant specials, click here.
(featured image by Jen Maurice)
Fall 2019 Walking Map: October 10, November 14, December 12
Congratulations to SIEGE, whose painting “Time Lapse” is featured in our Q4 print materials. His work will be on display – and for sale – at the Alki Locust Cider & Taproom in November, and West Seattle Art Nest in December.
Pick up a hard copy of our printed walking maps at any of our participating Art Walk businesses or click here to view the Google map.
New to Art Walk: Susi Musi
Join Susi Musi & Co at the West Seattle Up House for an evening of pop up art and Art Walk happening!
Billy King is a Seattle and Mexico-based artist, muralist and icon of the pop-up gallery. Celebrated for his expressive color styles, Billy has painted people, places and objects of beauty since 1970. Billy King’s work is in collections all across the United States, including the Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and all over Seattle. Billy is best known for his prolific, colorful and independent work that transformed empty storefronts into vibrant galleries and urban arts spaces.
You can learn more about his work at his website.
Queen Bee designer and pop-up artist, Jillian Kimball Alvis’ will be out, too.
Jillian Alvis of JillianMADE is a local, West Seattle born-and-raised creator/stylist specializing in accent pieces, jewelry, and interior spaces. This mom of two finds inspiration in everything around her: from our local PNW landscape and colors to the patterns and prints of unique fabric/fibers. You’ll find her creations are on-trend but classic, with beautifully timeless and elegant elements.
New to Art Walk: Carpe Diem Collective!
Join e+a Real Estate Team at the coolest new creative space up California Avenue!
Opening by artist B. Anthony Nelson at Carpe Diem Collective, as part of the West Seattle Art Walk presented by e+a Real Estate Team.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
An impressionistic portrait artist, illustrator and filmmaker, Anthony has been exhibited in galleries, museums, alternative spaces, theaters and on television across America for over thirty years.
Never allowing for prints of his work, each painting is a one of kind piece of art that will be the only interpretation of that specific work to exist.
Currently working in Los Angeles, CA as a television and film producer and WGA screenwriter, he is the proud father of his daughter Willow and strategic marketing consultant for many companies across industries.
As a resident of West Seattle, Anthony formerly produced Up Late nw starring Pat and Chris Cashman. His love story with West Seattle has inspired an upcoming television series titled Starving Artist’s Almanac and his desire to spend as many of his twilight days at home in the greatest city in America.
Art Walk: Arbor Heights Satellite!
Brace Point Pottery & Gallery is a showcase not only for the beautiful ceramic art of Loren Lukens, long-time West Seattle artist and resident, but other ceramicists, painters, fiber artists, mixed media, musicians and more!
“Fall has settled in around us and we are huddled up for short days to come. But the Gallery is a bright spot with an installation of new art work. Come celebrate Fall at Brace Point Pottery!”
Featured November Artists, 5-8pm
- Lezlie Jane’s Paintings and Sculptures: Lezlie has new work on the walls. Amoebas, dreams, and pajamas are in evidence plus the coolest cast glass sculpture.
- Jed Johnson’s Ply Tree Turned Wood is a delightful product of nature, man and machine. The crosscut and rejiggered forms are turned and dyed to great effect.
- Garrison Coverdales’s Orbs and Hemis. Garrison is on a tear with his new Hemisphere series of Raku vessels. Are they spaceships ready to take off or receptacles for modern necesseties of life?
- Linda Kleeman’s Big Jewelry is fabulous. Need we say more? Must. Try. It. On!
Learn more about Diane Venti, curator, and Alki Arts at her website.
In the Junction:
John L. Scott Real Estate (Art Walk Partner)
Susan Elliott, 6-9pm
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Tatyana Brown, 5-8pm
Colors of Flowers
I’m an artist, a thinker, a romantic idealist, I’m in constant search for balance, beauty and harmony. I love art, I live art! I continue to learn new techniques by participating in classes at Pratt Fine Art Center, I currently hold active membership in Seattle Print Arts, COCA, ANT Gallery while continuing to show my art throughout Seattle. I experiment with many media – engraving on linoleum, etching, lithography, watercolor, pastel… This art show will present my oil paintings!
Catharsis Artwalk exhibit by artists Marina Malyarenko and Oleksy Ohurtsov.
Photography of body paintings and acrylic paintings made in traditional Ukrainian folk art Petrykivka.
Learn more about Marina’s work at her Instagram.
Third Annual Abstract Invitational: Flora Carlile-Kovacs, Steffanie Lorig, Linda Wallace, P.A. Mathison, Colleen Monette, and Mary Parkes
A six-women show; all new-to-us artists. Extraordinary work!
Join the artists for sips and nibbles, and browse Capers’ seasonal housewares and home design.
Group Show: Artists Outside The Box, 5-8:30
Artists Outside The Box is a group of artists in the Greater Seattle Area. We are an association dedicated to promoting art in the community through outreach and collaboration.
We represent a variety of quality art available for sale and display in the following categories: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Wood, Glass, Mixed Media, Ceramics and Jewelry.
Showing at Wild Rose’s:
Dawndra Budd, 5-9pm
Tales of the Night
Beloved West Seattle Portrait and Conceptual Photographer, Dawndra Budd returns to Virago Gallery after almost 7 years. Show extended from its October run!
***Fun fact, Budd was the first artist to exhibit at the gallery!!!!! From the artist: I’ve always thought of animals and nature to be magic. As a young girl, my favorite memories were created when I escaped into the forest to become lost in another world, to create an alternate reality. Finding beauty in darkness. I loved the idea of humans and animals morphing into one creature. Many of my photographs are made from the desire to create that story, to capture that feeling like a song. My love for travel, nature, animals and empowering woman are the heart of my photographs. There is often a metamorphosis that happens with my subjects often taking place somewhere between worlds.
Established in 2013, Virago is a one of kind concept boutique in the Seattle area to champion the work of WOMEN and LGBTQ artists exclusively – featuring original art, unique jewelry collections and handmade gifts for the home and body.
Kimberly Leo, 5-8pm
Kimberly Leo is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been living in Greater Seattle since 2000. She has a degree in Fine Arts from LSU. Kimberly has a long history with oil painting and abstract landscapes but has recently become obsessed with working with resin and mixed medium. Her art is inspired by natural shapes, crystals, the moon, ebb and flow, friendship, and the cycle of life.
Artist Statement: I am inspired by natural shapes, crystals, the moon, ebb and flow, and the cycle of life. This work allows me to live in the moment and provides an escape. When I am creating I am one with the moment and when I am not creating, I am dreaming about my future pieces. Crafting my art soothes my soul and makes me feel complete. Creating these pieces is therapy for me.
Amanda Allen, 5-8pm
A mixed media artist with a focus on acrylic painting, Amanda explored some of the depths and alternative ideas of Norse and Scandinavian mythology. Death Positive imagery and an understanding of the dichotomy of human interaction, the appreciation for goddesses less fleshed out than their male counterparts came alive in their inspiration for her. Other pieces in this collection include anatomical paintings, and taxidermy. Having worked around death for some time, Amanda feels there is merit in bringing to light some of the beauty in the life of death.
Check back for November Artist!
Check back for November Artist!
Ava Cook and Lucia Lavadour, 6-8pm
Visit our active studio space to see work of these two emerging creative talents!
Pat Sanford, 6-9pm
Kim Tingley & Jacey Frangos are proud to present local artist Pat Sanford in the Windermere Gallery 4526 Calif. Ave SW 6-9 pm. Pat Sanford is a local West Seattle artist and fan favorite! A resident of West Seattle for more than 45 years, Pat attended UW and the School of Visual Arts (NYC). After a career working in the video design, animation, and television industry, Pat now works from home on commission artwork and video design/animation projects.
Featuring the beautiful work of Karen Konzuk, Adia Mei Jun Bobo, Ann Chikahisa, Barbara Magana, Susie Frances Aoki, Linnea Oliver.
Our third annual Jewelry Invitational “metal + matter” is a celebration of modern jewelry makers and an homage to our roots*. We’ll be presenting the work of 3 new-to-Click! jewelers alongside expanded collections from Click! staples Konzuk, Chikahisa Studio and Rain City Forge.
Get first dibs during West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday 11.14.19 from 5-8pm. The show will be up all month!
*Handcrafted jewelry will always be our very first love. You see, before there was Click!, there was Smersh Design Jewelry (SDJ). Frances’s collection of jewelry that began as copper and brass mixed with hardware findings and grew into an award winning selection of silver encased cork, concrete and pearls.
In Greater West Seattle:
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Ben Calhoun, 5-8pm
Ben Calhoun is a visual artist currently living in West Seattle. His art holds space for the spectrum of emotions felt by humanity and our consciousness at this time in history. Putting forth a resonant landscape representing our entanglement with physical time and the daily experiences with the depth and contrast of feelings, thought, and energetic boundaries. Experiencing art should be a balance of heart and mind, and Ben experiments with similar ideas of how our mind and body can work together to heal in various ways.
Whitney LaRene, 5-8pm
Whitney LaRene is a drip painter. Drip painting is a technique that involves dripping paint onto a surface from a pallet knife from a distance, letting the paint land where it lands giving the painting a unique texture and boldness. She compliments this technique with either thick playful strokes of colorful acrylic on canvas or with splashes of watercolor on wood surfaces which she then seals with a glossy finish. Most of her work is inspired by the fluid shapes commonly found in nature and her surroundings. Whitney LaRene has been active in the art community in Seattle (selling and participating in art walks) since 2013. She participates in one night pop-up art exhibitions where she demos her drip painting in front of an audience and other art venues in the Seattle area. She won RAW’s Artist of the Year award for visual artist for 2014.
Check back next year for more exhibits!
Office of Rebecca Mitsui (Art Walk Partner)
Check back next year for more exhibits!
Jen Maurice, 6-9pm
Art as a Spiritual Practice
Inner Alchemy welcomes Jen Maurice as our November Artist! Jen Maurice is an internationally known multi-media collage artist. Her interest in collage began as a teenager when her bedroom walls were plastered with butcher paper covered in images and found objects that had caught her attention and her heart. That drive to create was put on the backburner for many years as Jen worked and raised a family on her own. As she neared retirement and life’s demands became fewer, that creative fire was rekindled. Although not religious, Jen feels an affinity for religious and spiritual icons. The creation process of collage using these images has become part of her spiritual practice. Each collage begins with a gentle nudge of an idea. That idea is then allowed to express itself through Jen on to canvas. The process is organic, fluid and intuitive. A form of deep meditation. It can take many days for a piece to be completed as Jen waits for guidance from her muse indicating the next step in the creative dance.
Join us for the fun evening with beautiful art, complimentary mini sessions and sips and nibbles.
“The Building” is an exciting collective of tenants that practice a wide variety of the creative arts, from architecture to fiber art, encaustics to lighting design. Come visit each month for open studios and artist receptions!
Featured November Artist: Susan Rhodes, LightWire
Susan Rhodes is the owner and operator of LightWire, a design consulting firm specializing in lighting system design for architectural applications. Working out of the cozy studio in The Building since 2010, Susan and her co-worker Debbie produce designs for commercial and residential projects ranging from individual homes to transit stations and large international developments. You can see many examples of projects on their web site at www.ltwire.com
Susan and Debbie both love the art of lighting design and enjoy their practice in a wide variety of projects. They specialize in the art of lighting design rather than in specific project types. This broad approach to the types of work they do allows them to stay informed on lighting equipment of many types, and allows them to knowledgeably cross design ideas and approaches from many different sources into creative new solutions for their clients.
Working in the local West Seattle community is always a special joy. LightWire was recently given the opportunity to collaborate with their friends at Treo Organic Salon in the Fauntleroy neighborhood. The amazing people at Treo believe in sustainable good looks just like they do at LightWire. They use all organic products, recycle the packaging, and make their clients look amazing. Now they have an all LED lighting system that conserves electricity, makes their salon look fantastic and makes their customers look their best.
Art Walk: Alki Satellite!
Join us during the West Seattle Art Walk with complimentary refreshments and viewing of the works of local artist SIEGE, the featured Q4 Art Walk artist. Free to attend.
What is art? I believe it is a critical balance between the intent of the artist and the perception of the viewer. These two – image and interpretation – balance against one another, and create a different experience for each person who views a piece of art. For that reason, I won’t explain what my art is – what it’s supposed to say – that negates interpretation and ruins the viewer’s experience. My work fails if the viewer simply feels nothing.
A native of the Northwest; I was born in Seattle and grew up on Bainbridge Island. I have been involved with both graphic design and printmaking since the ‘80s, and I obtained a BFA from the Cornish College of the Arts in 1991. I’ve been making my living as a professional artist ever since. 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. The surface is built up as I paint, push, pull, scratch, scrape, and “attack” these layers – occasionally with an industrial belt sander – to build up the images and colors in my paintings. I build all my own frames from recycled cedar and I stretch my own canvases.
As a young man, I was nicknamed “CJ” which got shortened to “Siege,” and the name stuck. It seems appropriate given the way I work; my process can be intense, and I am told my technique of applying and manipulating paint is unorthodox. I work on a distressed paper surface layered over the canvas, and I incorporating text in the composition’s background as well as graphic elements its foreground. The surface is built up as I paint, push, pull, scratch, scrape, and “attack” these layers – occasionally with an industrial belt sander – to build up the images and colors in my paintings. I build all my own frames from recycled cedar and I stretch my own canvases. I seem to have a penchant lately for bridges, birds, and boats. I have also created images of mechanical parts, engines, industrial tools, food, and occasionally the human form. My passion is motorcycle and automobile racing, and some of my work reflects this obsession. I was honored to he asked to provide works to the American Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Cleveland; a show which has been extended from one year to seven. My work graces the collections of eminent linguist David Crystal in Wales, as well as the Adidas corporate headquarters in Oregon.