It’s a new year and a new Art Walk, with exciting additions! We welcome the Admiral Junction as the newest district of businesses exhibiting art and offering food and drink specials, with the Admiral Neighborhood Association as Art Walk coordination partners. Our businesses now stretch from the north to beautiful downtown Arbor Heights – that’s practically everywhere in West Seattle!
We firmly believe that art is food for the soul, as reflected in our selected post art by Dot Cherch, showing at Viscon Cellars this quarter. You can also enjoy beautifully crafted delicacies at Inner Alchemy’s third annual Culinary Edible Art Walk community party!
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 January. For restaurant specials, click here and be sure to ask about “the Art Walk Special” at participating bars and restaurants. Make an evening of it!
(featured image by Dot Cherch)
Winter 2020 Walking Map: January 9, February 13, March 12
Congratulations to Marianne Maksirisombat, whose painting, “Paeonia Lactiflora (Deconstructed Peony)¨ is our featured art for Q1. Her work will be on display, and for sale, at Inner Alchemy at January, the Terilyn Lewis Luxury Group (RE/MAX) in February, and Verity Credit Union West Seattle in March, 2020.
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.
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Morgan Smalley, 5-8pm
West Seattle Grounds is so excited to host artist, Morgan Smalley, and showcase her Range & Geode collection!! Come meet Morgan and enjoy $5 glasses of wine and $4 beers during the Art Walk!
Morgan Smalley is an abstract visual artist who incorporates vibrant colors, dramatic lines, and organic movement to portray a scene imaginable only in your most whimsical dreams.
Morgan was born, raised and is residing in Seattle, Washington. Without formal training, her experience stems from years of trial and error, experimentation, and a vivid imagination. To share what she has learned over the years, Morgan opens her home studio on a limited basis for intimate workshops curated to support your creativity and unleash the artist in you.
Morgan has created a wide variety of collections in acrylic, charcoal, watercolor, resin, and alcohol ink, all of which were inspired by her profound love and deep-rooted connection with with nature – the mountains and waterways of her home in the Pacific Northwest.
Emily Juarez, 5-8pm
For The Tender
Emily is jazzed for her first show in Seattle!
Artist Statement: My pieces for this show are tender, colorful and wild. They are a mix of acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper and canvas.
David Knowles, 5pm ’til late
Caricatures by David!
Coder by day, illustrator by night… Creative critical thinking and visual problem-solving are the two prime directives that drive David as the “Drawbot.” With a foundation in freelance illustration and a strong background in vector design, being an artist and designer is written into his core code.
Rick Moreno, 5-10pm
Drop by to meet Rick and enjoy a $5 fill-your-cup special!
For 20 years Rick has been painting professionally throughout the greater Seattle area and loving it! Murals and canvases are what he enjoys most. His art is well represented in nearly every city in and around Seattle and Puget Sound. His series “1973” represents Rick’s childhood as a 9 year old kid growing up in Corvallis, Oregon. He was inspired from an old photo he found in an album his mom kept. He was instantly transported into some sort of “Way-Back” time capsule. And, for those of us of a certain age, before computers, cell phones and video games, our childhood looked a little bit different.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Marianne Maksirisombat, 6-8pm
Please note: Artist will not be able to attend this reception.
Marianne Maksirisombat, cover artist for Q1 art walk, will be showing her three-dimensional and embroidery paintings at West Seattle Art Nest for the month of January. The bright colors and unique application are a great pick me up to a grey Seattle day.
John L. Scott West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Artist Info to come!
Nick Orf, 5-7pm (closing time)
Black & white portraits of dead musicians & writers composed of their quotes & song lyrics.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Artist Info to come!
Glory Cancro, 5-8pm
Join us this Thursday for West Seattle Artwalk at Rosefit. Our artist this month is Glory Cancro & we will have music by Jordan Brashears.
Glory Cancro: Artist, educator, community liaison and social justice advocate, using art for healing, empowerment and communication. Born and raised in the beautiful North West among a family of thinkers, dreamers and artists.
“I primarily paint from my own photos taken from adventures around the NW and the world. With three children I am gifted with the opportunity to slow down and see beauty and wonder through their eyes.”
With a love for human anatomy, social justice and the natural world she is striving to create authentic, original artwork that is both thought provoking and beautiful. She finds passion and purpose in creating art that is approachable for children and adults from all walks of life, seeking out opportunities to bring enrichment through the arts to under-served communities.
With a background in cross cultural community service work, primarily in Central Asia, Mongolia and Latin America, she aims for her subject matter to promote cultural traditions reflective of the community, resulting in a sense of ownership and unified identity through community participation. glorycancro.WordPress.com
FB : glorycancroart IG : @theartofglory
Jordan Brashears : Ecstatic and IDM dance music facilitator DJ Jordy will provide a fluid, and diverse range of sounds and textures, at Rosefit. Re-mixing your movement in experimental and creative new ways. soundcloud.com/jordan-sean-brashears
Come Into the Blue, 5 ’till late
This invitational is all about the blue! Many of out artists will be present. Some of our alumni favorites, and a few new faces, too.
Jan Koutsky, Matt Harkleroad, Rick Duque, Sephanie Hargrave, Steffanie Lorig, Flora Carlile-Kovacs, Magdalena Cooney, Genna Draper, Cheryl Zahniser, and P.A. Mathison
Come enjoy some fresh art, a beverage and a bite.
Come Into The Blue…January at CAPERS.
Jenna Howell, 5-8:30pm
Landscape Watercolors – Jenna will be painting live!
Jenna Howell is a local, Seattle-based watercolor artist and educator. For this show at Wild Rose’s, Jenna will be displaying a very unique showcase of landscape watercolors. The paintings in this series have a vintage, moody, almost Victorian feeling to them. The landscapes draw inspiration from a variety of locations such as; Scotland, Italy and Maine.
Check back in February for new show!
Kevin Ducoing, 5-8pm
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am Kevin Ducoing, or Kev. I’m an artist from West Seattle exploring in my work the curious relationship between the unconscious, tactile awareness of body, mind, and their position in the moment and in the world. Large strokes, accidental textures, bold colors, and a sort of gritty underlayment are essential to my art. I invite you to enjoy my work. My hope is that it allows you a deeper view into the absurdity, and serendipitous moments which define our lives, and a reason to laugh at it. My art is currently showing in local cafés and restaurants. If you see an original painting and would like a print of it instead, I have limited sets of giclée prints of most of my work available! I am also available for commission.
Learn more about Kevin’s art at his Instagram.
Artist Info to come!
Row House West Seattle
Deb McCarroll, 5-8pm
Welcome to one of the Junction’s and our newest Art Walk participating businesses! Celebrate with Row House with brews poured by West Seattle Brewing Company at the artist reception.
Deb McCarroll is an emerging Seattle artist, with national exposure. Her work is featured in numerous private collections, including five paintings in the Seattle Paramount Hotel permanent collection. She was feature cover artist in Still Point Quarterly’s 2018 Four Freedoms Project limited edition book, cover artist for 2015 Stone Voices arts magazine and she was awarded ‘Best Painting’ in the Still Point Art Gallery’s juried competition, Earth Water Fire Air: Our World.
Trained in graphic design, McCarroll’s work deliberately resides in the space between abstract and representational. Her acrylic paintings often feature metal leafs over textured color, resulting in pictures full of movement and light. Her work explores consciousness through themes of nature and contrast.
Deb’s work is concerned with natural structures, textures and composition, including works depicting nature in urban landscapes. She has a love for the application of vivacious color, contrasting surface effects and dynamic mark-making to create aesthetically captivating surfaces.
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.
Artist info to Come!
Closed for January – check back for February exhibit!
MORGAN JUNCTION, FAUNTLEROY & ARBOR HEIGHTS
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Vanessa Ly, 5-8pm
Join us during the West Seattle Art Walk from 5-8pm and view the works of local artist Vanessa Ly. Complimentary snacks and beverages provided. Free, All Ages, In-store sales to 21+ only.
“Originally a Boston-based architect / artist, I have ventured my way to Seattle to explore what everyone calls the “west coast vibes” in a continuation to indulge in my obsessive passion – illustrating the intriguing puzzles of the mind. Trained with the rigor mindset of one profession yet adapted to the abstract of another has created this fixation of intertwining mechanics and organics as reflected in many of my subject matters; there is always the interest of engaging the rigidity of one element that is typically man-made with the looseness of another that is part of our nature to create a composition where characteristics of both are shared and equalized. With a playful heart in mind, hopefully each piece can compel the viewers to question why?”
Learn more about Vanessa’s work at her website.
Dot Cherch, 5-9pm
No tasting fee for Art Walk participants!
Artist Statement: I’m a Seattle-area illustrator who focuses on the details of ordinary objects that might otherwise be overlooked. Most of my pieces tell a story, whether from my own life, or from someone else’s; and those stories encourage viewers to make an emotional connection to each piece. My most recent collection does this through stories of food and the key role that food has in life’s every day and significant moments.
I paint with gouache, and love experimenting on all different types of canvases. For my most recent collection, I especially enjoyed rendering on reclaimed Pacific Northwest wood. A wood canvas, with its grains and impurities, cannot help but become part of the art.
I have a degree in performance and scenic design, and a B.A. (Hons.) in Illustration. I live on Vashon, where my work is included regularly in gallery shows. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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! Thank you to PRDG Architects for hosting each month.
Featured January Artist: Jim Gerlitz
Short Bio: I’m a West Seattle artist with a studio in the Gatewood area. I paint in oils, usually people, but also many scenes of nature, European cafes, etc. My career was in advertising, but I painted every chance I got!
Culinary Edible Art Walk!, 6-9pm
IT’S BACK! Our third annual Culinary Edible Art Walk and have we got a treat for YOU! Three amazing artists all under one roof sharing their delicious creativity with you.
Visual Fine Art Artist: Marianne Maksirisombat brings her beautiful embroidery and 2 and 3D art to Inner Alchemy. Marianne’s gorgeous art has been selected for West Seattle Art Walk’s posters this quarter! Learn more about Marianne at her Instagram and Facebook pages and website.
Personal Chef and Caterer Extraordinaire, Karen Binkhorst returns for her 3rd year bringing delicious edible art….this year think savory…mmmmm. You can learn more about Chef Karen Binkhorst at her website.
And introducing ‘Better than a Boyfriend Bakery’ owner MayLing Chim, a professional pastry chef who has been in the industry for over 20 years. Adding some sweet to balance the savory….yummy. You can learn more about Chef MayLing’s at her Instagram and Facebook pages or her website.
Inner Alchemy is a community based business with 20 healing specialists, regular classes in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Intuition Playground, Art Journaling, Sound Baths. Crystal Alchemy has an incredible range of high vibrational ethically sourced crystals, rocks and minerals. Art Walk is our monthly community party!
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!
Featured January Artists: Leon Lowman and Kate Anthony, 5-8pm
- Leon Lowman: “The challenge of creating an abstract composition that makes sense to the artist’s eye brings excitement to the process of painting. Painting allows me the freedom to borrow from my past, experiment in a meaningful context, and paint in a way that reflects the way I feel about the world today.”
- Kate Anthony: My materials are Japanese sumi color and ink on paper. I was drawn to these media by early studies in calligraphy, both western and Chinese, and also from lifelong exposure to Japanese and Chinese painting and prints, always abundant in Seattle.
There’s more! Brace Point Pottery welcomes Art Walkers to join the Arbor Heights Culture Club for musical events and Art forum at https://www.lorenlukens.com/contact.html
Coming up in January! LYLE in concert, Sunday, January 19 6-8pm