At Thursday’s Art Walk, there’s something for everyone who loves Art!
- Visit an indoor art show and possibly reception, following all state guidelines for masks and capacity:
- West Seattle Grounds, Admiral Junction
- John L. Scott Real Estate, Alaska Junction
- Verity Credit Union, Alaska Junction
- Click! Design That Fits, Alaska Junction
- Capers Home, Alaska Junction
- Wild Rose’s, 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:
- Flying Apron, Alaska Junction
- Bakery Nouveau, 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!)
- Canna West Culture Shop, Morgan Junction
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.
Click here to view the Google map for businesses that are open and exhibiting.
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, September 10, 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 Jenna Roby)
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 is on display at Wild Rose’s throughout the month of September.
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.
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Jenna Roby, INDOORS / RECEPTION, 5-9pm
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
As a creative watercolor artist, Jenna strives to create beauty out of the chaos. Jenna’s paintings are created by vibrant washes of watercolor mixing together to create unique and unpredictable combinations. Then she molds and shapes the image, slowly building while still highlighting the chaotic first layers. Life is unpredictable, live free.. paint free.
Jenna has been teaching watercolor for the past six years at many wonderful locations such as Bellevue College, South Seattle Community College and Daniel Smith in Seattle (current).
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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.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
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Terry Morton INDOOR SHOW + RECEPTION, 5pm-8:30pm
I have always wanted to be an artist. When I started university I began to ponder the feasibility of making a living as an artist. I switched my major to Computer Science. My conundrum has been solved. Retirement. I am an intuitive abstract painter. My design aesthetic is “Organized Chaos.” I am inspired by Pollock, Miro, Kandinsky, Picasso and every abstract painter who has put their work out there.
Hosted by Rich Puffert, Real Estate Broker/Realtor®. Please note: Terry is not able to attend the reception.
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Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Saiyana Suzumura INDOORS 6pm-8pm
Artist Statement: My name is Saiyana Suzumura, I reside in Rainier Beach. I’m nineteen years old, I am a self taught artist. The art I create is a reflection of me, my style has evolved over the course of nineteen years. I used to always and only draw anime (a japanese style of animation) and my mom would always ask me why I never drew black people and it was because I just never had reference to black anime characters, you don’t really see them in anime, and when you do they are not even portrayed correctly. I began to draw more realistic looking self portraits. One day after drawing one of my friends, I just began to draw all kinds of black women, and black people in general, amongst other ethnics who are not portrayed beautifully in this society, but I want to capture the beauty of black beauty and love in my art. Since drawing with my new found style I’ve explored other ways of communicating social awareness through my drawings and paintings. I want my art to empower my people.
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Group Show INDOORS, open all day until 7pm
Flóra Carlile-Kovács (fiber arts) and Shaun Doll (encaustic)
Open all day until 7pm and/or by appointment. Please note: Neither artist will be present
Rich colors, rich textures, and rich history. If ever there was a must see show, this is it…
Linda McClamrock, 6pm-8pm INDOORS / VIRTUAL
The Beauty Around Us
Popular local artist (and the currently featured West Seattle Art Walk artist!) Linda McClamrock will be showing her intricate paper collage artwork. Linda’s collages fall into myriad themes; but whether they depict flowers, birds, orcas, women reading, or whatever else she dreams up, they all celebrate the beauty around us.
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Maya Kay VIRTUAL FOR SEPTEMBER 10 / INDOORS Business Hours
Visit Flying Apron, which is open, to see Maya’s work live during business hours 9:30am to 3:00pm!
Maya is a self-taught artist local to Seattle. Her work is inspired by mother nature and the divine feminine. Through bold colors and a painterly style, she focuses on showcasing the power and beauty of women. Her work is created digitally on her iPad while listening to podcasts and alternative R&B jams.
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Sheila Lengle WINDOW-VIEW / VIRTUAL / INDOORS Business Hours
Sheila Lengle is a West Seattle artist whose work you may recognize as it has been chosen for the West Seattle Garden Tour poster art in 2012 and 2018. She finds peace and contentment during these challenging times by cuddling her three kitties (Jake cozies with the artist under his portrait), keeping her yard in rural beauty, and is helping build a carport to replace the one she lost during the snows of 2018.
With tongue-in-cheek she describes her graphically whimsical style as being informed by coloring book and paint by number art. Her September show is hung on the high walls of Bakery Nouveau.
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Elizabeth Person WINDOW-SHOP / VIRTUAL / INDOORS, 12-6pm
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’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.
*Art Walk is a little different in current times. We will be open until 6pm 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.
Please note: Elizabeth is not able to attend the reception.
Brookdale West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Click to see a short clip about this show!
Betty J. Davis, Artist in Residence VIRTUAL ONLY
Watercolorist – Papercrafter – Mixed Media Artist
Betty Davis has lived at Brookdale West Seattle for over 3 years.
“My background in the visual arts include Art History Classes, numerous Watercolor Workshops and College Art Classes in Drawing, Painting and Design. First and foremost, most of my art explodes with color. I am attracted to bright, contrasting colors and flowing organic shapes whether representational or abstract. My art pieces tend to be intense, passionate and often celebratory.”
FUN FACT! Betty and her daughter Janelle Lee both participated in our Community Wooden Quilt Project earlier this year.
Brought to you by the Morgan Community Association
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Odette Allen VIRTUAL ONLY
Meditations on Exploitation
Hi, I’m Odette.
I am a multidisciplinary artist working out of Seattle, WA.
My work as a painter is color driven and walks the line between abstraction and representation. I use historical photographs or aerial images as the basis for my landscapes, painting real and imagined places based on the history of a location or person.
These landscapes developed out of my investigation into the intersections between slavery, agriculture, and southern food history.
I believe big change happens in small conversations and sparking these conversations is my goal.
Michael Blatner INDOORS + RECEPTION
Join Us for the Reception! 5:00-7:00pm
We are continuing our showing of Michael Blatner’s photography through September. 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.
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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).”
Call Ben at to place your order! (206) 419-0468
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Alexis LaFlamme, Meditative Arts WINDOW-SHOW / VIRTUAL / INDOORS
Alexis LaFlamme is a Seattle-based abstract artist, mother, and activist. She enjoys exploring different creative mediums, particularly acrylics and alcohol inks because of their vibrant rich colors. She teaches community art classes (Art Journaling!) in conjunction with local businesses, through her business Meditative Arts Seattle.
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
Ginny Conrow / Art on the Bricks! OUTDOOR SHOW + RECEPTION, 5-8pm
“I have been a studio potter for 45 years, my work evolving from functional stoneware to decorative porcelain. The pieces exhibit my strong interest in form – sculpting the porcelain into out-of-round shapes that are organic, sometimes almost figurative. I work to stretch the porcelain to its fullest potential, whether I throw, use slabs, slip cast, or extrude the clay.
I spray layers of glazes to accentuate the curves, shadows and mood of each piece. Recently I have become fascinated by crystalline glazes. Crystal development depends on the firing temperature, glaze formula and application. The piece is fired on a pedestal, with excess glaze collected on a tray beneath. The pedestal is separated by chisel and the bottom of the piece ground smooth. This technical process feels quite magical, a surprise, as I vary these elements and explore crystalline glazes.
During the past sixteen years I have taught workshops in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand and have travelled throughout the South Pacific and Asia. These breaks from my studio work inspire me with energy, color, and form. I continue to integrate into my pieces the skills and philosophies, people, places, moods and friendships I discover as I travel and work in other countries and cultures.”
Learn more about Ginny’s work at her website. Learn more about Loren Lukens and Brace Point Pottery at his Instagram and Facebook pages and website. Learn more about Diane Venti and Alki Arts at her 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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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