At tonight’s Art Walk, there’s something for everyone who loves Art!
- Visit an outdoors art show and reception under a shelter tent or overhang:
- Linda McClamrock, Key Bank Plaza, Alaska Junction
- Visit an indoor art show and reception, following all state guidelines for masks and capacity:
- West Seattle Grounds, Admiral Junction
- Click! Design That Fits, Alaska Junction
- Capers Home, Alaska Junction
- Wild Rose’s, Alaska Junction
- West Seattle Cellars, Morgan Junction
- NW Encaustics, Morgan Junction
- Brace Point Pottery & Gallery, Arbor Heights
- Stroll by businesses that have art featured in their windows during Art Walk or displayed during business hours:
- Flying Apron, Alaska Junction
- Mailbox West, Morgan Junction
- Go online to experience it all virtually on our blog post gallery below and curated virtual movie in our YouTube playlist (no mask OR pants required!)
We recognized that not everyone is quite ready for full-on Art Walk, both businesses, artists and Art Lovers. So we will take it slow. Let us know what you think and what was the most comfortable for you.
As for any second Thursday, all art is available for sale. 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 hybrid 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 feel good about returning to the streets in support of our community, they will welcome everyone to stop by and celebrate our vibrant art scene.
There’s more on social media! Starting tonight at 5pm We’ll have shout outs and photos on our Instagram and Facebook page. Don’t forget 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 Damon Brown)
Summer 2020 Art Walk: July 9, August 13, September 10
Featured Q3 Artist! Congratulations to Linda McClamrock, whose mixed media cut-paper collage, “Garden with Birdhouse¨ is our featured art for Q3. Her work will be on display in the Key Bank Plaza in July, and at Wild Rose’s in September, 2020.
About the Artist
Linda is a West Seattle paper collage and mixed media artist who delights in providing beautiful, unique, and affordable art for people’s homes. As a recent fan said, “(her) art is always full of heart!” Linda’s a savant with scissors, who doesn’t draw her designs first. She sees the finished piece in her head and starts cutting shapes from her stash of salvaged papers. Come top her open air exhibit under the tent at Key Bank Plaza to find the perfect gift, or something to add some cheer to your home.
We will print walking maps later this year, but click here to view the Google map for businesses that are open and exhibiting.
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
West Seattle Grounds
2141 California Ave SW
Casey Watson Howe INDOORS / RECEPTION
Stress Fractures, 5-9pm
Casey Watson Howe graduated from the California College of the Arts and Crafts in San Francisco in 2005. Casey lives in West Seattle with her husband and children and their cats. Casey has shown her artwork throughout the country in galleries located in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.
‘Stress Fractures’ is a collection of artwork that displays a range of themes that the artist has been developing and exploring for the last 6 years. Symbolism, symmetry, repetition, botanical forms. The works in this show are primarily ink on paper.
‘Stress Fractures’ happens at an uncomfortable and unpredictable time. It is has made the sanctuary of the studio and the meditative experience of making these works seem all the more precious, fragile, fraught with guilt and self-debate. I don’t always know what my work means. It means a lot to me. I know that it helps fill the cracks in my psyche where anxiety and panic would like to creep in. I know that it tethers me to the moment I would like to be present and living in. How it can help others is my on-going challenge.
2210 California Ave SW
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Welcome Road Winery
5910 California Ave SW Ste B
Deb McCarroll INDOORS (Permanent collection)
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.
Learn more about Deb’s work at her Instagram, Facebook and website.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
West Seattle Art Nest
4138 California Ave SW
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John L. Scott West Seattle
4445 California Ave SW
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Hotwire Online Coffee
4410 California Ave SW
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
4505 California Ave SW
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4525 California Ave SW
Group Show INDOORS + RECEPTION
Magdalena Cooney and Steffanie Lorig, 5pm-7pm
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.
4529 California Av SW
Group Show, 11am to 7pm INDOORS / VIRTUAL
Wild Rose’s is open! We are very happy to be showing the very popular local artist Janet Ramble’s new artwork and an additional show of featured Q3 artist Linda McClamrock’s artwork!
Learn more about Linda’s work at her Instagram and website.
Linda McClamrock at Wild Rose’s
Learn more about Janet’s work at her website: Etsy.com/shop/JanetRambleArt
4400 SW Alaska St
4709 CALIFORNIA AVE SW
Damon Brown // Creative Lou VIRTUAL FOR JULY 9
Visit Flying Apron, which is open, to see Damon’s work live during business hours 9:30am to 3:00pm!
I am a Seattle, WA, based artist who, from an early age, knew I loved art and to create new designs. I drew inspiration from comic books as I spent countless hours exploring different images and heroic storylines which opened my eyes to artistic creation. As my imagination grew, I began to study various art movements, illustration styles, and urban art. This, in turn, taught to me how things like color, shape, story, and texture can manifest into something so vivid for people to feel and see. I was then able to blend my love for classical art and illustration.
Learn more about Damon’s work at his Instagram and Facebook and website.
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery
4711 California Ave SW
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Row House West Seattle
4203 SW Oregon Street
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Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Kim Tingley & Jacey Frangos
4526 California Ave SW
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Click! Design That Fits
4540 California Ave SW
Frances Smersh Alzheimer’s Fundraiser INDOORS / WINDOW-SHOP / VIRTUAL
Frances Smersh is the creative spark that ignited Click! over 15 years ago. Her jewelry designs are our founding cornerstone, and her design sensibility continues to inform our aesthetic.
For over five years now, Frances has been living with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. What started with repeated questions has become an inability to reliably form complete sentences. What remains is her spark.
Recently most of her creative energy has been focused toward painting and sketching. Her work has become increasingly abstract as her ability to recreate an image from her mind has been replaced by the joy of gesture. She continues to layer colors and take them away until she arrives at something that works visually for her.
Frances is our featured artist for July. Art Walk is a little different in Covid times: you can “walk” virtually and shop online, look through the window, or join us inside throughout the month at socially distanced intervals. July 9 through August 12, we will donate 50% of all sales of Frances’s paintings to our local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Their work continues to provide resources for families struggling with this disease.
There is still no treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s.
Learn more about Frances’ work at her Instagram and the Click! blog post.
Brookdale West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
4611 35th Ave SW
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)
5435 California Ave SW
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West Seattle Cellars
6026 California Ave SW
Michael Blatner INDOORS + RECEPTION
Join Us for the Reception! 5:00-7:00pm
As West Seattle Cellars is open for business, Michael Blatner’s photography will be on display in the shop beginning Thursday, July 9. We welcome you to come by any time and take a look. Michael will be here on Art Walk Thursday between 5:00 and 7:00 if you would like to meet him and hear more about his work. Of course, face coverings are required in the shop, all social distancing rules apply, and we ask that you limit your time in the shop to 20 minutes.
My name is Michael Blatner. I am a photographer, born and raised in the city of Seattle, Washington. For the last six years I have been growing as a photographer and am constantly growing every day. I try to be as honest as I can with my work by capturing the world as is, with a little artistic twist of course! And for that, I carry my camera everywhere I go. I enjoy capturing day-to-day life of everyday people, exploring new places for new shots and also unique events that pop up now and then. After all the groundwork is done, I love to put my work onto paper. There is no substitute for a hard copy! I hope you enjoy my work!
Please contact Jan at West Seattle Cellars for purchase details.
5910 CALIFORNIA AVE SW
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Paper Boat Booksellers
6040 California Ave SW
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6523 California Ave SW
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.
Learn more about Sydney’s work at her Instagram and Facebook pages. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
7011 California Ave SW #1954
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4316 SW Othello St
“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.
NW Encaustics INDOORS / VIRTUAL
Featured Artist: Ellen Zrimsek
Forest For The Trees
I am a West Seattle artist exploring encaustic and oil + cold wax media. This show features trees, color, and textural experimentation and frivolity.
Learn more about Ellen’s work at her Instagram and Facebook.
GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Gatewood & Arbor Heights
Brace Point Pottery & Gallery with Alki Arts
4208 SW 100th St
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!
Art on the Bricks, 10am-8pm OUTDOORS / INDOORS / VIRTUAL
Art on the Bricks is an outdoor, drive by, wander through, sculpture show featuring Mimi Miles amazing ceramic sculptures.Socially distance in the gallery and see new work by Garrison Coverdale and Leon Lowman. Open every Saturday in July, 10am-5pm.
Featured May Artist: Mimi Miles
The moment I sat down with a lump of clay to throw my first pot, I knew this was my medium.Turning clay on the potter’s wheel, I felt tapped into the centrifugal force spinning the smallest molecule and the farthest reaches of space.
I loved using the lines of the throwing process to define and emphasize forms. I realized throwing on the wheel connected the clay, my hands and the lines to an organic expression.
I threw my first female torso in college–something a bit bawdy for a grin. Years later, the joke was on me as I embarked on a quest to throw the human figure completely on the wheel.This endeavor became involved and complicated as I realized throwing lines mimic anatomical lines.
This process suddenly felt authentic. I felt like I was tapping into something much larger than myself realizing natural forms, including the human form, are created by a far, far advanced version of the potter’s wheel, some spiraling cosmic conception, and that I was trying to crack a similar code.
Faith that I was on to something sustained me through innumerable failed attempts. I now know that with each success and failure I was getting closer to true, the taste of which sustains and seduces me every time.
Learn more about Mimi’s work at her Instagram and Facebook and website.
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.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Art Walk Coordinators
Exposures Captured by Ian Hameroff
Ian Hameroff is an internationally recognized photographer based in Seattle, Washington. A 15-year resident of the Pacific Northwest, Ian originally developed his photographic eye as a short-lived filmmaker in New York. This includes serving as executive producer and director of photography on two independent film productions. Ian continues to hone both his technique and visual style on shoots across Seattle, the Northwest, and during his travels around the world.
His work has been featured in the travel section of The Guardian newspaper, galleries across Washington State, and as part of the Microsoft Art Collection.
Ian’s full portfolio may be found at http://www.hameroff.photo.
“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.
email@example.com, https://www.instagram.com/tomcostantiniart/ https://www.facebook.com/tom.costantini
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.instagram.com/ktwilsonian/ https://www.ktfwilson.com/
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.
https://www.instagram.com/meditative_arts_seattle https://www.facebook.com/meditative.arts.seattle/. www.alaflammeart.com
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.
email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/girlisgeeky/ http://www.babsfulton.com/
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.
https://www.instagram.com/catalinagarreton https://www.facebook.com/catalinagarretonartanddesign/ https://www.catalinagarreton.com
“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.
Painter and Ceramic artist
For inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/carolynstudioart https://www.instagram.com/carolynja/?hl=en
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.
email@example.com, https://www.instagram.com/elenasjungleart/ https://www.facebook.com/ElenasJungleArt/ website
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.
@abbieb.arts, email@example.com, abbiebberryart.com
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram Facebook http://missmarianne.com/
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.
email@example.com, https://www.instagram.com/jimgerlitz/, https://www.gerlitzart.com
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/waiwongphotoandart https://waiwongphotoandart.wixsite.com/website
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.
email@example.com, https://www.instagram.com/paintings_by_destiny/ https://www.paintingsbydestiny.com/
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.instagram.com/dan.voelker.art/ https://www.facebook.com/voelkerart https://shop.voelkerart.com
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.
email@example.com, https://www.instagram.com/dougearly_photography/ https://www.facebook.com/dougearlyphotography/ https://www.dougearlyphotography.com
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.instagram.com/departmentm/ https://deptm.com
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.
email@example.com, https://www.instagram.com/alaynadanner/ https://www.instagram.com/alaynadanner/ http://www.alayna.net
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.
https://www.barbaramosher.com/ https://www.facebook.com/barbaramosherstudio https://www.instagram.com/mosherstudios/
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.instagram.com/rohini.artworld/ https://www.facebook.com/RohiniArtWorld/ https://www.rohiniartworld.com/
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!
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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!
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Kelli Eggers, painter/Mosaic artist
I create art of things I love. I especially enjoy making pet portraits.
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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
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4 thoughts on “July Outdoors+Virtual Art Walk”
If u need it still have 1 white canopy and tables and stuff available. Loren asked for the green canopy just now. I don’t need to be at his place till 4 or 5 so can deliverbor hand off till sometime before that.
Hope all is well!
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Thanks for checking — no one nibbled! Linda was all set.
Great blog I enjoyed reaading
Thank you for checking it out, Damien!