Even though Phase 1.5 is in place in West Seattle, Art Walk is still largely virtual this month. Some businesses are back open, exhibiting live – woo hoo! – some may be closed and have art in the windows, but the most artworks will below. We also have a curated virtual Art Walk on YouTube – just click this link to view! We have kept Art Walk open to all artists who wanted to join, so have a blend of business-coordinated and artist-led exhibits. Marvel at the wide and deep variety of media, formats, subjects and moods of our 44 artists!!!
As for any second Thursday, all art is available for sale – and some artists are donating 100% of sales toward causes important to them and the community. If you would like to purchase something from an artist coordinated by a business, please contact the business first. If you would like to purchase something from an artist exhibiting on their own, please reach out directly to them with the contact information listed.
Even though this is a virtual Art Walk this month, we want to remind our Art Lovers that this event is powered by our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants. When we are all free to return to the streets in support of our community, they will welcome everyone to stop by and celebrate our vibrant art scene. With open arms, we will add!
Last chance to help our small businesses re-open and recover from the pandemic!
The West Seattle Junction Association has set up a Junction Small Business Relief Fund, a fundraising campaign to help cover essential monthly expenses for merchants and service providers throughout West Seattle. Click here to learn more how your tax-free donation can help – and give today!
Join the People Who Have Already Donated! As of June 1, the community has donated over $98,000! Thank you, West Seattle!
There’s more on social media! See the post live at 5pm on Thursday, June 11, on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube Playlist, where we will be showing a loop of short videos that some artists submitted to give more context to their work. Also be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook as those pages get updated more frequently.
(Post image by Tom Constantini)
Spring 2020 Walking Map: April 9, May 14, June 11
Featured Q2 Artist! Congratulations to Reeve Washburn, whose painting, “Agog¨ is our featured art for Q2. Her work has been coordinated by Verity Credit Union West Seattle in April, Canna West Culture Shop in May, and Inner Alchemy in June, 2020.
Once storefronts are back open, 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
Echoes of Hope
This is a collection of images discovered while walking the streets of our Admiral neighborhood over these past 100 days of pandemic life. Even in the midst of a very difficult time, signs of hope echoed in unique as well as everyday scenes. I found it to be as diverse as the individuals and institutions I encountered on every journey outside of our door. All proceeds from anything sold will go directly to the West Seattle Food Bank.
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Deb McCarroll’s bold work embodies the Northwest’s regional culture. Patterns are created with Seattle’s ubiquitous falling rain. Paper is integrated into wet paint and then set on fire. Metal leafs are frequently woven into scenes and selectively oxidized with acid to add patinas in glittering greens and browns. Local flora and fauna are painted in startling realism and then pared with raw abstract practices.
McCarroll’s work is featured in numerous private collections, including 5 paintings in the Seattle Paramount Hotel permanent collection. She was feature cover artist in Still Point Quarterly’s 2018 Four Freedoms limited edition book. She was 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. And this year she was awarded the Special Merit prize in Light, Space and Time gallery’s Figurative competition.
“Trained in graphic design, I juxtapose clean, detailed forms with raw, textured backgrounds. I am inspired by artists like Jasper Johns, Rothko, Frankenthaler and while my work can be figurative, its beating heart is abstract.” – Deb McCarroll
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
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Lori’s studio is filled with stones, nests, shells and vintage artifacts collected throughout the years. Working in various mediums, she paints those objects, often on collaged backgrounds of old maps and book pages creating compositions filled with memories and personal symbolism. She is an award-winning artist and graphic designer living in West Seattle. She works primarily in acrylics, watercolor and graphite.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
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Magdalena Cooney and Steffanie Lorig
Learn more about the artists’ work at the links below, and reach out to Capers with any interest in sales!
Magdelena Cooney’s Instagram.
Steffanie Lorig’s Instagram.
Wild Rose’s is open! We are very happy to be showing the very popular local artist Janet Ramble’s new artwork.
Learn more about Janet’s work at her website: Etsy.com/shop/JanetRambleArt
Visit Flying Apron, which is open, to see Jena’s work live during business hours!
Cheek to Cheek
Music is essential to my life. Although I am a painter, I would give up painting and sculpture before music was taken from me. So I use my creative time to throw on a record, disconnect and let the music empower my art. I listen to the music of who I am painting, which sets the tone for backgrounds as I focus on a lyric, song or album of the subject. Which is why you’ll find mostly rock & roll in my work!
We like the music we do for a reason. There is something that connects us to it whether we can identify what it is or not. A human being made that beat, lyric, effect and turned it into something relatable. My hope is that when you look at one of my pieces, it generates the emotion you feel when listening to that artist. No matter what the emotion.
Learn more about Jena’s work at her website.
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Row House West Seattle
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Close to Home
“Last spring I travelled to Italy and got inspiration for paintings from the landscape, architecture and cars I saw there. This year with the pandemic’s travel restrictions I looked for inspiration in the buildings and sights close to home in West Seattle…”
About The Artist
Tom Costantini is an interior designer who has been drawing and sketching his whole life. He paints with watercolors to illustrate favorite subjects including vintage cars and trucks, local historic buildings and boats and scenes from his travels.
Tom has lived in Seattle for 33 years, and now resides in West Seattle. When not painting he can be found working on his 1940s home and in the garden, and walking along the beach at Alki.
Even though Click! is closed for in-person business, their website is open, and they are shipping orders! You can also see Elyssa Cichy’s work through the window – all for sale on the website.
A Study of Bonsai
May flowers? Yes, definitely into those. June bonsai? Even better!
West Seattle artist, Elyssa Cichy, debuts her latest works during this month’s virtual Art Walk. Her mixed media pieces bring the outside in and celebrate the centuries-old art of bonsai.
Each piece is a study in patience and process, not unlike the subject that she captures so perfectly. Drawings become woodburnings, which are then painted and detailed *just-so*.
The collection includes ready to hang original art panels, framed paintings, earrings and even kitchen tools. The full range of work is available online and on view in our store windows until we’re able to re-open.
Brookdale West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Welcome to our newest Art Walk Partner! Click to see a short clip about this show.
Brookdale Residents and Associates
Special Family Fun “Assisted Living Rock Art Adventures”
Narrator: One summer long ago, I painted rocks and sold them to my neighbors to raise money for summer camp. Not so long ago, I stopped at an estate sale in my old neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Kramer’s daughter shocked me by pulling out something she had found in the planter box by the front door. There was this painted rock I had sold to her mother, the bright yellow paint now faded, but the underside was still legible: ‘Thank you Michelle 1979’
Just recently I was reminded about my rock adventures and the adventure of finding them and the simple joy it brought to all.
The age old appeal of a treasure hunt. Families are walking streets, scouring parks, searching trails to find a certain rock that will be posted with a clue on our Facebook page.
Painted rock expeditions help give us a sense of community and mindfulness.
At its heart, this quirky rock project is about finding happiness and joy in simple things.”
Watch our Facebook Page in the days ahead for clues to find these rocks and others in our Assisted Living Rock Art Adventure in West Seattle!
Brought to you by the Morgan Community Association
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Makayla A.G.-Chronictopia Art
Hi! For 10+ years (in between life, school, occupations) I’ve been creating cannabis characters, canvases, portraits and more. I wish there were one word to describe my work, but it’s hard. I guess one way to say it is I’m one giant superimpose machine? For canvas I outline the shape of cannabis leaves, paint them, outline again, cut them out, then “paint” the back of each leaf with glue and apply them to a canvas in a layered manner. After that I take what ever image I have created, cut that out and paste atop the leaves. I have included photos of work that will be shown and past work-to give you an idea of what I do. The 4R’s & the snail are some of the ones that will be hung. Follow my Instagram or check out CannaWest Culture for the others I’ll have. Including, a hummingbird.
Shape Shifting with Acrylics
“Getting out of my head is a crucial first step in any creative endeavor. With Acrylic paint pouring there is a freedom and excitement … and no way to control the outcome. I love colors and textures and the sure knowledge that each piece will have its own unfolding. My part is to enjoy the process and be patient. I love all things improv…singing, movement and art … even the art of conversation where one never knows the destination … I simply enjoy the journey.”
Please contact Jan at West Seattle Cellars for purchase details.
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Lately there has been so much uncertainty and stress in our lives. Over the last year, I’d been painting en plein air a lot when I traveled, but now travel has halted and I find myself more attracted to “innerscapes” instead of landscapes. My recent work is a reflection of turning inward and trying to embrace the new normal we find ourselves in with social distancing and working from home. While still inspired by nature, my work in early 2020 has been more abstract and reflective. Several pieces are abstracted versions of a micro-view of the insides of things, such as geodes or flowers, and others are an exaggerated macro-view, much like an aerial photograph of a beach or other landscape. I hope the viewer enjoys these new perspectives, and that these new viewpoints inspire a new perspective and calm in the viewer.
A special note from John Payne, Mailbox West: Thanks for persevering with promoting local artists and their work despite the difficult circumstances in which we find ourselves.
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“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.
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GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Gatewood & Arbor Heights
This collection came about as a palate cleanser while I worked on a commission project. I needed to clear my head and mix things up, so I used a very different size of canvas, a very different set of colors, and very different techniques and media. I painted them all horizontally, but prefer to exhibit them vertically, as they reminded me of Japanese scrolls. I really enjoyed the constraints of the narrow panel, and it’s been a chance to try some new ideas that I’ve always wanted to – but maybe was a little intimidated to try. Painting became Play, and the experience made me feel freer. And, I will say, like a delicious concord grape sorbet between courses, once I returned to my commission, I was refreshed and ready to bring it home!
Special note from Reeve: This month, as a way to show my support for organizations that are fighting for police reform and advocating and acting on behalf of the Black Lives Matter Movement, I am donating 100% of the sales of this collection. Each painting is $45 and I will mail it to you anywhere within the US or deliver it to you West Seattle. See my Instagram @reevewashburn for more details. I hope you will consider a purchase to help make change.
About the Artist
I’ve been in the business of creating for many years, first as a graphic designer, then as a project and account manager of brand design. Being artistic has always been a given in my life, and being part of the creative process has always been very satisfying. At a career juncture in 2018, I joined the West Seattle Art Walk as a way to engage more deeply in my community. The experience has been transformative in so many ways. I have been inspired by the participating businesses and artists, their stories and their work. I’ve tapped into my own curiosity to paint and stepped past reluctance to go beyond my comfort zone. I’ve gained more confidence in self-expression. It is exciting to share my own vision with others!
Learn more about Reeve’s work at her Instagram.
Inner Alchemy closed its storefront and “Sanctuary for Spiritual Adventure” the end of May, 2020, but Owner Maari Falsetto and the entire Tribe of Healing Specialists continue to offer events and private sessions online, and are striving to find meaningful and healthy ways to hold in-person events in locations throughout Seattle when it’s possible.
I have loved each and every moment of Inner Alchemy’s last three years. Maari Falsetto, Owner, Inner Alchemy
You can discover more about Inner Alchemy’s evolution on their Website, Instagram or Facebook pages. The West Seattle Art Walk also featured Inner Alchemy as our first Business Spotlight in January 2019 to honor their commitments to the arts and community.
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 May Artist: Loren Lukens
Loren Lukens believes in craft husbandry. A life-long ceramicist and founder of Brace Point Pottery, he grew up on a farm, close to the earth. As Loren says, “farming is one of the oldest duties of peoplehood,” and his people have been farmers from the beginning of time. Pottery making is equally as fundamental to humankind, as the synthesis of practicality and art.
Loren’s attitude toward his art is similar to his father’s view of farming: that husbandry means taking care of something bigger than yourself, to provide for future generations, and using your natural resources wisely and creatively. It’s common human courtesy. He’s made West Seattle his home and workplace and nurtures our artistic community with careful stewardship.
“I continue to draw inspiration from the long history humans have with clay.” Loren Lukens, Owner, Brace Point Pottery & Gallery
Learn more about Diane Venti, curator, and Alki Arts at her website. Learn more about Brace Point Pottery & Gallery at their Instagram and Facebook pages, and website. You can reach Loren at his email: email@example.com.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Art Walk Coordinators
With these pieces I invite you wander a golden moonscape, count tree rings, follow a stranger through a forest, and remember the strength of your roots.
I strive to make art that balances beauty and unease. I delight in imagining what may be hidden below the ground or lurking under the water’s surface. My work is inspired by a childhood spent wandering the beaches and woods of nearby Vashon Island and I have a deep love of nature that leaks into all my art. I currently live in West Seattle with my family and our aloof cat.
I am a resin artist inspired by crystals, the moon, ebb and flow, relationships, and the cycle of life. I am drawn to clean, vibrant color and organic form. My work allows me to live in the moment. When I’m creating I feel whole. When I’m not creating I’m dreaming about my future pieces.
Everything about working with resin intrigues me. There is a certain stress because of the minimal work time before the resin begins to cure. But this stress leads to a hopeful anticipation and excitement to see how the resin heats up and reacts before settling down. Resin does what it does and that may be why I am so obsessed. Even the most well thought out plans change as the resin does its “resin thing”. It is because of this that I love working with this magical medium. The unpredictability mirrors life but it all works out in the end.
Kimberly is originally from Greater New Orleans and has been residing in the Pacific Northwest for the past 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from LSU. Her studio is located in the Lake City Neighborhood of Seattle.
Alexis LaFlamme is an abstract artist based in West Seattle. She creates in many different mediums, but her favorites are acrylics and inks because of their rich colors. Her work is inspired by her emotions and the natural world.
Babs explores collage art combined with how much we all love our pets in her show she is calling “Wardrobe Thief”
It’s spring and you see so many dogs wearing high fashion via jackets and more.
Soooo what if dogs, and cats raided our closets and accessories when we were not home. Here is their fashion show result!
Babs has been an artist her entire life which includes Painting, Photography, collage and Writing.
I’m also a geek and proud of it.
Programming and writing code is an art form in my eyes.
My acrylic paintings display a love of modern/pop combined with science, Seattle architecture, math, high tech, english slang, and of course my personal outlook applied to the subject at hand. Each painting name is also part of the art.
Hi, West Seattle Art Walk! I am a new artist to the WS Art Walk (though a native West Seattle-ite!), returning home after living on the east coast, Chile, Barcelona, San Francisco and Portland. I am thrilled to have a studio in the Othello Street studios with some gorgeously talented studio mates. My art is about COLOR and being bold, feeling the emotion in nature as well as the ups and downs of life. I create abstract commission paintings which tell and celebrate a family or individual’s lives and sacred stories. I also paint live at events capturing the essence of an evening and have painted for World Central Kitchen in New York, the French Embassy in DC, and wineries all events all over the west coast. While social gatherings are on hold for now, I have begun teaching virtual art classes over Zoom (as well as art birthday parties for kids!). It is pure joy!! You can visit my website to find out more as well as sign up for classes, or play along with me on Instagram.
“The Magnolias bloomed and we stayed inside”
The paintings reflect recent musings on spring during solitary morning walks. Slower pace and earnest reflection brought notice to the same magnolia tree; observing the consistent passage of time with or without an audience. Fleeting moments and fragile structures revisited on the same tree, call out small moments. The ceramic pieces bring contrast to surface in the “Touch, Don’t Touch” body of work. The attraction to things beautiful often result from imperfections, struggle, or contrast. These vase pieces reflect simple forms, altered as though speaking to the effects of time and growth on their surface, and call to mind the contrast of our current season.
A line can depict a shape, a wiggle, a horizon, a mountain top, a wrinkle, a wave, a hair and what else? Add to it some color, and a whole world is born out of an empty space.
My work explores exactly that: the intricate dance of lines with colors to the music of inspiration. Every work of art is a birth of a new world with its own story, tension, drama and beauty. It’s a privilege to be an artist and witness the birth of these worlds, and experience first hand the stories they tell.
Heinz grew up in the Seattle area and has been a lifelong artist working in various mediums including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. He has formal training ranging from public school courses to University studies in art. A major theme running through his work is recycling or upcycling in that he changes existing and or discarded materials into something of greater value. His work has been shown in public exhibitions and is held in private collections nationally.
Please contact Heinz for details about his work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbie B. Berry
Northwest Artist, mixed-media, photography, printmaking, charcoal, digital media, and outdoor installations.
Marianne is a local Seattle artist working in three dimensional canvas, formed steel, and large format embroidery. Her vivid hues combined with textural and sculptural elements ensure that the paintings appear differently throughout the day, always providing a new perspective.
I am a West Seattle artist painting in oils…figurative, beach scenes, portraits, etc. Much of what I do is on a commission basis. Nothing gives me more pleasure than working with you in creating a piece of art that celebrates an occasion or person/people that you would like to see preserved in the form of a painting on your wall. As you look at the paintings displayed here, or happen to see on my web site, please realize that I can create something like those for you, in order to create just what you desire.
Show Title: Mouvalong
West Seattle native, mixed media artist and visual story teller. My inspirations come from my surroundings, my city, my relationships and life.
Show Title: RMN
Seattle-born baker with a passion for acrylic paintings. I strive to caption emotion and dynamic on my paintings, and want my art to uplift.
Wai Wong Photo and Art
I am a late bloomer. I started to paint in June 2018 and I discovered that I love painting. Adding on to my interest in photography, my life has been enriched significantly. My inspirations come from my constant awareness of beauty wherever I am. A good day is taking my camera and go on an adventure, or spending unrestricted time on a painting. I believe that I am a dream-maker because whatever I had truly wanted in life I can manifest it, somehow, somewhere, and someday. I thrive on living meaningfully, creating art, inspiring others, and giving to my community.
Dive: When light falls to darkness
“Dive” is a collection of paintings representing the descent from light into darkness. Dive into your heart, your inner most feelings and fears. Explore the depths of the endless seas of chaos, free from worry or care. Or perhaps you wish to return to the light? Just remember, the closer you get to light, the greater your shadow becomes.
Betty Zou is a Seattle artist who paints in watercolor, gouache, and dabbles in illustration. Her work is often inspired by the natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. She created these four pieces in the early weeks leading up to the COVID 19 stay home orders, at a time when she was experiencing a deep sense of loss and anger. The paintings in this series show our interconnectedness, our need for touch, and the rapidity of transmission.
Art Notes: The three large pieces are done on hot press watercolor paper, 12″ x 18″. The one smaller piece is on cold press water color paper, 9″ x 12″. All are painted with watercolor and charcoal.
Onion Hands emerged out of Lizz Slabaugh’s frustration with the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and our nation’s response. When Seattle businesses first started getting hit financially in March, Lizz was asked to create an advertisement for Swanson’s Shoe Repair using Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” art as inspiration. Unfortunately, the shop closed due to the stay-at-home order, and the ad creation halted. Regardless, the ideas continued to brew until Lizz could hold them in no longer. Lizz is just getting started and plans to continue Onion Hands as a fun and cathartic outlet.
Daniel Voelker is a Ballard based abstract artist. He is drawn to the process of collage and the way lines intersect across layers to add depth. He tends to explore the depth of a medium in his work using charcoal, ink, and monoprints in their own series. Original works as well as giclee prints on canvas, paper, and metal are available to purchase through his website.
Early Virtual On The Junction
I enjoy taking pictures that can take a person on a journey either by showcasing a foreign city’s highlights that peaks the individual’s curiosity, an unusual landscape that begs the observer to want to know more or through a nature shot of a flower in bloom that brings a wonderful calmness and serenity for the viewer.
Creating under the conceptual moniker Department M, Daniel Marin’s paintings bring together elements of pop, abstraction, street art, carpentry and décollage, depicting colorful and surreal moments in time. Marin sources imagery from magazines, comic books, newspapers and many other forms of media, blending features from each to craft the images in his work. Each piece is created using a layering approach made up of steps of silk-screening, freehand painting, hand cut stenciling and collage work, producing impactful compositions built on the artist’s patience and pleasure. A self-taught artist from Miami, FL, Marin’s work portrays engaging scenes with underlying stories and hints of both humor and tension, all left for the viewer to piece together.
Alayna Danner is a professional fantasy artist based in West Seattle, Washington. She mainly focuses on fantastical landscapes and scenery, while occasionally painting creatures and figures. She freelances currently for Wizards of the Coast working on Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Her work has been featured worldwide on board games, card games, books, art annuals, video games and more.
Barbara’s art has been called eclectic, evocative and powerful. Energy resonates her canvases and the colors vibrate among the shapes which hint of her work as an automotive designer. She embraces the world, as the world embraces her, and is influenced by culture, its struggles and its beauty.
Having called herself an artist since she was 5 years old, not until she moved into abstract art, after a career in the more realistic disciplines, did she feel her heart sing as she painted.
Vicki Basta is a Seattle based artist and photographer. Through close-up photography, she exposes the viewer to magnified details that are often missed in casual observation. Zooming in and capturing a section of a leaf or or an industrial object showes the viewer intricate veins, textures and colors. She is also intrigued by the similarities of natural and industrial objects when set by side, such as rusted red metal and red mossy tree bark. Her photography is recognized by textures, patterns and colors through themes of decay, new life and transformation in urban and natural settings, mirroring our own process of life and death. While out photographing, she gathers natural and found objects and blend them with paint or to stand alone to create mixed media shadow boxes and paintings. Vicki has been experimenting painting on tea bags and experimenting with textures through watercolor and eco-friendly paints.
A native of New Delhi, India, Rohini Mathur is a self-taught oil painting artist who now lives and works in Bothell, Washington. She creates vibrant paintings of colorful florals, botanicals and gardens that pay homage to the immense wonders of Mother Nature.
About her purpose as an artist she explains, “I believe there is no better way to appreciate and be in reverence of the magnificent beauty of Mother Nature than capturing those through my playful brushstrokes on the canvas”. Inspired by this desire to express the beauty of the natural world, Rohini brings to life her paintings using her own distinctive style and interpretations rather than literal renderings.
Rohini’s style of painting is loose, abstract impressionistic as she attempts to capture the essence and mood of her subjects rather than a complete detailed mirror image. Bright and bold colors are her go-to palette and she paints in her favorite medium, Oils.
Rohini is an award-winning artist whose art has been juried into several art exhibitions and shows in Washington and Oregon. In 2019, her paintings were honored with City of Kent Purchase Awards in the City of Kent Summer Art Exhibition and included in the City’s Public Art Collection. Rohini’s painting also won an award at the City of Kent Look Up exhibition organized by Kent Creates community program.
In 2018, she was selected as one of the winner Apprentices for the 2018-2019 Washington State Heritage Arts Apprenticeship Program. Also, Rohini was selected and invited as one of the two Emerging Artists from Washington and Oregon to showcase her artwork at the 2017 Salem Art Fair & Festival in Salem, Oregon.
Her art has been juried into several art exhibitions and shows at several local galleries such Kirkland Art Center, Parklane Gallery, artEAST Gallery, Schack Art Center and Gallery North. Over the years, Rohini’s paintings have also been selected for various juried art shows such as City of Kent Summer Art Exhibit, Edmonds Juried Art Show, Annual Kenmore Art Show, Shoreline Arts Festival and many others.
Rohini’s artwork can be found in numerous private and public collections worldwide including the public art collection at City of Kent, WA.
For a complete biography and list of juried shows, please check out her website.
In 2019 I began weekly treks to the wild places in Washington state. Every Saturday I would search out solitude looking for and finding out of the way trails. The more remote the better. In these weekly adventures, I would take hundreds of images on my digital camera, so small and lightweight compared to my normal 5-pound film camera. I went snap-happy, taking tons of photos of details and vistas, things that gave me joy and delight. I began sharing my experiences online and was overwhelmed with how much they resonated with people. Everyone loves the outdoors, though not everyone has the ability to do so, due to time, commitments, or ability. At the end of the year I had an idea for making art out of the treasure trove of images I had compiled. These pieces are the result.
These are prints from my cellphone camera, mounted to circular panels, with encaustic and india ink applied. Razor blades provide a way to scrape and make marks for the ink, drawing if you will, and steel wool is used to burnish the surface and remove excess amounts of ink. I call these portals because they provide a glimpse into what I love most about nature.
Artist Note! I’m a photographic-based artist that lives in Alki. Quite a few of my artworks include images taken in West Seattle. If you’ve ever seen a woman walking around the neighborhood with a weird looking camera dangling from her wrist, that was probably me!
A pediatric nurse by day, Brigitte trades syringes and needles for alcohol inks and resin to create abstract fluid art in her spare time. Brigitte uses her art as a type of therapy, channeling life’s energies and experiences into vivid colors and soft shapes. Brigitte invites her audience to use their imagination when viewing her art and welcomes all interpretations of her pieces. Her hope is to brighten your space, lift your mood and evoke inspiration!
Kelli Eggers, painter/Mosaic artist
I create art of things I love. I especially enjoy making pet portraits.
I am an Award winning, emerging abstract/realist painter and designer in practice for 10 years. My techniques are self-taught and uniquely executed using an number of mediums. My paintings can be seen trickled throughout King country with subject matter ranging from action sports to landscapes. Vivid and purposeful brushstrokes are signature elements within my creations. As an artist my objective is to use unconventional techniques and unprecedented ideas to reshape reality and enrich the community through the arts.
• Sundiata Arts Festival • Art Exhibits • Public Paint Events • Logo Design
Kent Summer Exhibit artist purchase award https://vimeo.com/221670314
City of Seattle Cultural Arts King Street Station exhibit purchase award.
Education: Lindbergh High School 2000-2004 High school diploma, Bellevue College 2011-2013 Digital Media Arts