At Thursday’s Art Walk, there’s something for everyone who loves Art!
- 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 Roses, Alaska Junction
- West Seattle Cellars, 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:
- Verity Credit Union, Alaska Junction
- Flying Apron, Alaska Junction
- Mailbox West, Morgan Junction
- Go online to experience it all virtually – including new work from several of our artists! – in 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, either businesses, artists or 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 Thursday, August 13, 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 Babs Fulton)
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 at Wild Roses 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.
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
Ty Dorayraj INDOORS / RECEPTION
Cityscapes and landscapes from across the pacific northwest… with a focus on wide panoramic views of Seattle.
Learn more about Ty’s work at their Facebook page and website.
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
Ian Hameroff WINDOW-VIEW/Business Hours
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.
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4525 California Ave SW
Group Show INDOORS + RECEPTION
Magdalena Cooney, 5pm-7pm
Despite being born into a repressive communist regime, Magdalena Cooney was destined to become a painter. Growing up in a children’s puppet theatre, her parents provided a magical cocoon, creating an alternate world marked by whimsy, fantasy and larger-than-life characters. Self-taught Cooney credits her parents and their cadre of artist friends as her first and most important teachers.
Her father, a set designer and puppet maker, and her mother, a graphic designer, influenced Cooney’s ability to create amidst a culture of censorship. The theatre was always Cooney’s “happy place,” and she believes it is the reason her paintings lean towards the evocative, non-objective rather than specific. From an early age, Cooney was acutely aware of the competing forces of dark and light at play in her life. These contrasts are apparent in the opposing hues seen in many of Cooney’s paintings. Her choice of color palettes also reflects her two homes: one echoes the famous red and orange rooftops of her birthplace, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), and the other is inspired by the cool grey and blue tones of her current home in Seattle, Washington. The contrast in colors moves through Cooney’s paintings as she expertly blends and layers to create fascinating, sensual swirls of emotion and texture. In her latest experimentation, Cooney uses unusual painting tools to create her large canvases for a complex textured look.
Learn more about Magdalena’s work at her Facebook and Instagram pages and her website.
4529 California Av SW
Reeve Washburn, 11am to 7:30pm INDOORS / VIRTUAL
Wild Rose’s is open! We are very happy to be showing the newest collection from local artist Reeve Washburn. Reception from 5pm to 7:30pm.
SCROLLS II: Bounding Freedom
This collection is an evolution of my first SCROLLS show in June 2020. What started as a palate cleanser during a commission project has become an expressive challenge to work within the constraints of a very narrow space while experimenting with new techniques and media. This collection has also allowed me to explore the idea of duality, between pairs of canvases and within a single canvas. In mono prints from masked master scrolls, there is intrigue in pairing a bound composition with its freely edged, impressed image, like a visual echo. Their duality has a Yin Yang dynamic, with each half of the pair complementing yet opposing the other. The graphic calligraphy as textural element adds a richness of over and under layers. A swipe of neutral color melds and softens the structure of a composition; etching reveals the vibrancy of colors hidden by the wash. As an artist, I grow from exercising these constraints, extending my own boundaries, leaping forward.
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.
4400 SW Alaska St
4709 CALIFORNIA AVE SW
Kevin Ducoing VIRTUAL FOR AUGUST 13
Visit Flying Apron, which is open, to see Kevin’s work live during business hours 9:30am to 3:00pm!
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am Kevin Ducoing, or Kev. In my work, the curious relationship between our unconscious -tactile awareness of body, mind, and their position in the moment and in the world- is considered carefully, but with no light treatment. Large strokes, accidental textures, bold colors, and a sort of gritty underlayment are essential to my art. My tools are unapologetically primitive, helping me, and hopefully the observer, understand better the deeper, driving parts of us of which we are not so familiar.
I invite you to enjoy my work. My hope is that it allows you a deeper view into the absurd and serendipitous moments which define our lives, and a reason to laugh at it too.
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. Cheers!
Learn more about Kevin’s work at his Instagram and Facebook pages.
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
Elizabeth Person INDOORS / WINDOW-SHOP / VIRTUAL
Elizabeth Person is a watercolor artist specializing in maps, informational art and the natural world.
From Click! Map lovers, this one’s for you.
If you’re anything like us, you know what we mean when we say that we.love.maps. There’s something grounding and centering about the zoomed out view of places that we love, whether home or favorite destinations. Add in an artist’s touch and you’ve got the work of Everett based Elizabeth Person.
We first met Elizabeth 2 years ago when she was part of our Watercolor Group Show. Since then, her prints of maps, mountains, the stars and whales(!) have been a staple in the shop.
We’re so pleased to present her latest body of work as part of West Seattle Art Walk*. The current collection includes originals and prints of new maps, astronomical themed works and even a foray into the lovely world of Peonies.
The show will be available to view in-store with many pieces also available online. Show opens Wednesday 8.12 and closes Sunday 9.6.
*Art Walk is a little different in current times. AW is on Thursday 8.13 and we will be open until 7p with our usual 3 customer capacity. All visitors and staff are required to wear masks and we will not be able to serve food or beverages.
Learn more about Elizabeth’s work at her Instagram and Facebook pages and website.
Brookdale West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
4611 35th Ave SW
Click to see a short clip about this show.
Bonnie Bennedsen VIRTUAL ONLY
On a trip to Russia in 1993, I visited the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. There were amazing things to look at, even the ceiling was a work of art. That experience changed me and I decided I wanted art to be part of my life. I wanted to do it. Several relocations and job changes happened, but eventually I started practicing rather than reading about art. My decision to do watercolor was because my mother told me to do it!
I have learned mostly by trial, error and practice, practice, practice. I love watercolor because it can be bold, or subtle. And, if I don’t like it, I wash it off in the bathtub and do it again. Attending free workshops at Daniel Smith on Saturday is where I have learned much of what I know, and where I have been encouraged to try new things.
I usually paint florals and boats, but this year I tried a number of landscapes. When I think about all God has created to delight our eyes, flowers, mountains and water are high on my list. I believe anyone can learn to paint if they take the time and refuse to be discouraged. No matter what you paint, or what medium you choose, someone will like it. Even your mother.
Bonnie also offers:
Art on the Corner, September 5, 6, and 7 (hopefully – weather permitting), 39th Ave SW and SW Holden St (98126)
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
We are continuing our showing of Michael Blatner’s photography through August, although he will have some new photos up for us to enjoy. We welcome you to come by any time and take a look. Of course, face coverings are required in the shop, all social distancing rules apply, and we ask that you limit your visit 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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A note from Ben Viscon: “I am not open for tastings. Based on the Governor’s mandate, wineries cannot be conducting wine tastings in an inside setting. I have been having folks schedule times to pick up wines only. I will have someone at the store next Saturday 8/22 and the last Saturday 8/29 from 2pm-5pm each of those days for wine pick up (but am not open this weekend 8/15).”
Paper Boat Booksellers
6040 California Ave SW
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6523 California Ave SW
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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.
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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
Drive by, walk through. Open every Saturday 10-5. Loren Lukens Pottery is On the Bricks. Mimi Miles Senate Majority is in the main gallery. Don’t miss it.
Featured August Artists:
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.
Learn more about Mimi’s work at her Instagram and Facebook and website.
I was a student at WSU when I got hooked on ceramics. We used a wood burning, very inefficient kiln that took hours to reach the relatively low temperature required for “RAKU” ware. I graduated and went on to graduate school at the University of Hawaii majoring in ceramics and sculpture. The Japanese fired in the “Raku” method back in the 16th century using lead based glazes on hand made pieces used in the tea ceremony. Removing the piece from the kiln while it is still very hot and placing it in a combustible such as dried leaves or straw which ignited caused the glaze to vary in ways that the traditional high fire did not. Earth, water, fire: All the elements come together to form unpredictable patterns so that each piece becomes a unique experience that couldn’t be duplicated even if I wanted to.
Learn more about Garrison’s work at his Instagram and Facebook pages and website.
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.
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
Hello!…and thanks for checking out my art work.
I”m a long time West Seattle ISLAND resident.
I’ve been an artist my entire life. Painting, Photography, Writing, Programming, PowerPoint…and the list goes on…
I’m also a girl geek and proud of it.
I also explore collage art combined with how much we all love our PETS! Hey – our pets break into our closets and try on clothes!
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/girlisgeeky/ http://www.babsfulton.com/
“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
This is a series of woodblock relief prints made in 2020 from naturally felled local trees. I wanted to share their beautifully unique patterns, twists, and cracks. Each cross section is like a puzzle offering intricate clues about the life of the tree. The visual chronology that tree rings offer led me to further explore the stories that can be told. On several pieces I added my original fiction and prose in a format inspired by 18th century anatomical illustrations. 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/
Creator of Creepy, Sexy, Deadly
Dolls for the disturbed, and other peculiar things.
“Art in the time of the second Plague” – All this art has been created between February and August.
https://www.instagram.com/artbyhaka/ https://m.facebook.com/artbyhaka https://www.facedowncraftsup.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
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 email@example.com 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com
Abbie B. Berry
Northwest Artist, mixed-media, photography, printmaking, charcoal, digital media, and outdoor installations.
@abbieb.arts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
email@example.com 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
email@example.com 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
email@example.com, 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
email@example.com, 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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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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