February {HE}Art Walk!

Art Walk is back on Thursday, February 11, 5pm ’til late! This is your chance to give local artists your  or have a fun, safe night out with Vals, Gals or Pals. Did you know more bars, restaurants and cafes are offering “Art Walk Specials?” Check out our Facebook post for more info. More and more businesses are open and showing art, either during business hours or on 2nd Thursday evening. Be sure to note below which is which, and come on out on tomorrow night!

Continuing for February: Live broadcasts! Our Team will be covering some of the receptions. Join in on our Instagram and Facebook accounts! Check out the social accounts of your favorite exhibiting business – they may be live, too!

We recognized that not everyone is quite ready for full-on Art Walk, either businesses, artists or Art Lovers. So we will continue to take it slow. Let us know what you think and what was the most comfortable for you. We also want to remind our Art Lovers that this event is powered by our participating artists, businesses, and restaurants. Thank you for all you do to celebrate our vibrant art scene in West Seattle!


Click here to view the Google map for businesses that are open and exhibiting.

(Post image by Ellen Zrimsek, showing at West Seattle Cellars)


Winter 2021 Art Walk: January 14, February 11, March 11

Featured Q1 Artist! Congratulations to Linda Foster whose alcohol ink on clayboard “Bursting Through What Divides Us¨ is our featured art for Q1. Her work is on display at the new Fogue Gallery during business hours in January, February, and March.

About the Artist

Linda Foster has waited a long time to make art. A few years ago, she retired from a career she loved, education, and, before that, was a professional writer. She’s always had great support from her husband Jim, whose response to her latest career in art was, “Go for it!” Linda’s two current passions are spending time with grandkids and making art, and the ultimate is when the two are combined. She loves spending time in nature, especially Washington state forest and ocean beaches. Viewers will find these are recurring themes in Linda’s art, which is often abstract or impressionist landscapes. Her primary media are alcohol inks and acrylics, but she also enjoys pottery and hand-building clay. According to our featured artist, “I am nothing but grateful for a life that is so good.”


ADMIRAL JUNCTION

Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association

West Seattle Grounds

2141 California Ave SW

Katie Wilson INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5-8pm

Happy Hour at West Seattle Grounds from 5PM -8PM! Always Free Hot Cocoas for kids! Don’t forget to wear your mask!

These pieces are inspired by quiet rainy evenings, fairy tale escapism, and the unique growth patterns of trees. I invite you to pause for a moment and watch the moonrise, gaze at the sea, or remember the strength of your roots. For even in years of drought, a tree will still find a way to grow another ring.

After a childhood of forest wandering and beachcombing on Vashon Island, I now live in West Seattle with my husband, daughter, and our aloof cat. If you’ve read this far, thank you for your interest! For more of my work, see www.ktfwilson.com or you can find me on Instagram.


Zelda Zonk

2210 California Ave SW

Jenna Roby BUSINESS-HOURS ONLY, 12-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

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 and slowly builds while still highlighting the chaotic first layers. Life is unpredictable, live free.. paint free.

Jenna has been teaching watercolor for the past 6 years at many wonderful locations such as Bellevue College, South Seattle Community College and Daniel Smith in Seattle (current).

Learn more about Jenna’s work at her Instagram and website.

West Seattle Runner

2743 California Ave SW, Suite #101

Artist to be announced! TBD, Hours, Days to come


Welcome Road Winery

5910 California Ave SW Ste B

Deb McCarroll BUSINESS HOURS ONLY (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 leaf is 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.

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Deb McCarroll, coordinated by Welcome Road Winery

ALASKA JUNCTION

Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association

Fogue Gallery

4130 California Ave SW

Valentine’s Art Walk Reception! INDOORS 4:30pm to 8pm-ish)

From Fogue Gallery! Enjoy an evening of art, jewelry, champagne and chocolates!
Swoon over our featured artists Kimberly Leo’s “Pop Hearts” and Vicky Zemenou’s hearts and butterflies jewelry. 🦋💙Complimentary gift wrapping
♥️🥂🍫💝
Social distancing and masks required, open doors for fresh air, limited capacity.

Fogue Gallery features 15 artist members, all over the age of 50, displaying and selling original fine art and jewelry in a 2-story storefront in the Alaska Junction neighborhood. “All of the art in the gallery features local Seattle artists, whether they are emerging, established or reemerging artists. All the work is professionally executed, original and affordable. “Art should be accessible and not intimidating”, says owner Patti Curtis. “It’s about connection and what speaks to the individual, you can’t go wrong with any of our selections.”

Learn more about Fogue Gallery at their website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and read more about owner Patti Curtis’ return home to West Seattle and the history of Fogue in our Business Spotlight on Fogue Gallery!

Featured Artists


West Seattle Art Nest

4138 California Ave SW

Check back later in 2021 for Art Walk details!


John L. Scott West Seattle


4445 California Ave SW

Check back later in 2021 for Art Walk details!



Hotwire Online Coffee

4410 California Ave SW

Check back in 2021 for Art Walk details!


Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)

4505 California Ave SW

Doug Early INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm to 8pm

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.  

Learn more about Doug’s work at his Facebook, Instagram and website.


Rosefit

4517 California Ave SW, unit A

Check back later in 2021 for Art Walk details!


Capers

4525 California Ave SW

Reeve Washburn INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5pm to 7pm

E S S E N C E  //  S T R U C T U R E

Artist Statement

I like structure. I’m good with order and great with routines. It grounds me and is calming. When I started painting, it was scary to be loose and free with my technique, even though I wanted to be in that visual space. Structure in my compositions provided stability, or, dare I say it, a measure of control. The more I explore, the more I understand the duality of my expression, and embrace the contrasts. Depths and surfaces. Constraints and freedom. Complementing and opposing. 

Where structure started as guardrails or creative hand-holding, it is now a launch point. Textured backgrounds of patchwork blocks. Canvases divided into tatami mat inspired panels. Overlaid grids and frameworks. I’m more comfortable with making the unknown known. I’m learning that structure can hold us up, versus hold us in.

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, Facebook and website.


Wild Roses

4529 California Av SW

Glenda Weibel INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-7pm

Glenda is a watercolor artist who has lived in West Seattle for over 20 years. She loves the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor, but has recently been exploring ways to free watercolor paintings from being framed behind glass. Several of the pieces in this show are done on archival tissue paper and mounted on a canvas and finished with varnish. This technique maintains the freshness of watercolor, yet sets it free from glass. She also enjoys using traditional watercolor paper and some of those are also in the show.

Connect with Glenda by her email.



RE/Max Junction

4400 SW Alaska St

Check back in 2021 for Art Walk details!


FLYING APRON

4709 CALIFORNIA AVE SW

Esther Loopstra BUSINESS HOURS ONLY

Visit Flying Apron to see Esther’s work live during business hours 9:30am to 3:00pm!

Esther Loopstra is an artist, illustrator, and educator whose work is an extension of her perpetual curiosity. Her art has been shown in galleries, used for print ads, editorials, books, stationery products, textiles, and more.  An explorer by nature, Esther is passionate about learning and creative living. She is a public speaker and facilitates workshops that use creative concepts like flow, play, intuition, and curiosity to connect individuals and businesses to their purpose, joy and productivity.

Learn more about Esther’s work at her Instagram and Facebook pages and her website.


ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery

4711 California Ave SW

Check back in 2021 for Art Walk details!


Bakery Nouveau

4737 California Ave SW

Check back in 2021 for Art Walk details!


Snip It’s Haircuts for Kids West Seattle

4506 California Ave SW

Dawn Cabigting INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5pm-8:30pm

Dawn Cabigting is a Pacific Northwest mixed media artist with a primary focus on contemporary expressionism.

Dawn is a self-proclaimed ramen lover who articulates her inspiration as: 

“My most authentic state is in the midst of creation.  Art is a universal language that helps connect us all, and is often my chosen method for communicating. Words lack the depth that imagery expresses. For me, creating is the purest form of love that I know.”

Learn more about Dawn’s work at her website, Facebook and Instagram.


Windermere Real Estate Hosted by Larry Johnson

4526 California Ave SW

Check back in 2021 for Art Walk details!


Click! Design That Fits

Jenna Roby INDOORS + RECEPTION ***NOTE TIME*** 4pm-6pm

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 and slowly builds while still highlighting the chaotic first layers. Life is unpredictable, live free.. paint free.

Jenna has been teaching watercolor for the past 6 years at many wonderful locations such as Bellevue College, South Seattle Community College and Daniel Smith in Seattle (current).

Learn more about Jenna’s work at her Instagram and website.


Brookdale West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)

4611 35th Ave SW

Alan Goodin, Brookdale Resident VIRTUAL ONLY

Fold ‘n’ Dye Art Display: Can be seen at Brookdale West Seattle In The Front Windows

Easy to understand, Easy to do, Highly rewarding

These three criteria have guided Alan Goodin’s strategy for helping people make art just about all of his long career. Senior citizens, high school students, special ed students and residents of psychiatric hospitals have all appreciated the opportunities Alan has brought to them over the years. 

Folded lengths of silkspan (that tissue-like silk fabric used for shaping model plane bodies), dampened them with water, and dropped dots of food coloring in interesting patterns. Later they unfolded the works to reveal patterns that combined the look of stained glass with tie-dye. 

Alan’s art journey as a new college graduate with a political science degree in a program that brought college art students to Harborview Psychiatric Hospital as a rehabilitatation and therapy. This work has taken him to the city’s SPICE (School Program Involving our City’s Elderly) program and in-service programs that led to qualifying to teach photography, ceramics and painting/drawing at Ingraham High School near Haller Lake. Alan enjoyed teaching there enough to stay until he retired.

Art surrounds Alan still. Today, art projects and drawings cover the walls of Alan’s room, stack neatly on the floor and dot the refrigerator door. They share room with Alan’s collection of top hats and elaborate headwear, along with a set of hand drums he made himself at a nearby sweat lodge. Alan’s love of art infuses Brookdale West Seattle with an artsy spirit and we love him for it.


MORGAN JUNCTION

Brought to you by the Morgan Community Association

Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)

5435 California Ave SW

Ulises Mariscal INDOORS, 5-7pm

Please note: Artist will not be able to attend

Ulises Mariscal is a Seattle based visual artist and musician in the band Tres Leches.

Artist Statement:
“Trying to communicate a feeling or a thought with a painting can be difficult or almost impossible for an artist, if the artist is not clear or genuine about what it is that they are trying to achieve through their art, regardless of the chosen medium. Through my paintings I strive to communicate the ways I manage to survive. The constant obstacles I go through as a human being are some of the primary subjects of my art and why I paint, the chaos, the uncertainty and the confusion make the type of work I create more humane and empathetic to other people’s struggles.

Whenever I see Paul Horiuchi’s mural in Seattle I experience feelings of hope and excitement hoping that one day our people will be recognized. Anxiety about what that future looks like, excitement to create and to know more artists like myself who are going through similar experiences and create work for peace and equity. I want to convey a message that will make people think critically about issues involving visual art.”

Learn more about Ulises’ work at his Instagram. Guess what?! Ulises will also be featured at Canna Culture Shop in March!


Doll Parts Collective

6016 California Ave SW, Suite C

Ermine Lamb BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 11am-4pm Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Our February Artist showcase features six mixed-media collages by local West Seattle artist Ermine Lamb. Their art walk collection is an homage to vintage 80s 90s zine culture with a playful Valentine’s twist – we are HERE FOR IT!

Ermine’s work will be available for purchase or viewing at DOLL PARTS throughout February, and on display during business hours: 11am-4pm Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Learn more about Ermine’s work at their Instagram.

The details!

DOLL PARTS is also open by appointment Monday-Friday in order to align with COVID precautions.

If you’d like to see Ermine’s pieces or shop outside of our Wednesday/Saturday business hours, please reach out to us via email at wearedollpartsshop@gmail.com for scheduling! Appointments are 1 hour and you can bring up to 2 guests. Masks are required.


West Seattle Cellars

6026 California Ave SW

Ellen Zrimsek, INDOORS 5pm-7pm

Please note: Artist will not be present on Art Walk Night.

West Seattle Cellars will also have Ellen’s work on display during business hours. Be sure to visit to view her beautiful encaustic works!

Ellen Zrimsek is a longtime West Seattle artist whose current focus is painting with oil plus cold wax/mixed media on birch cradle board. The oil and cold wax process employs whipped wax (think of the consistency as similar to lard) mixed 50/50 with oil paint. There is no heat applied and paintings are finished with a coat of varnish for protection. 

Ellen’s pieces tend toward abstract representationalism, reflecting the beauty of nature. She loves travel and hiking and often brings imagery from adventures to her work. 

You can find her at her Inscape Building studio #318, on Facebook and Instagram, or walking about in Lincoln Park.

Please contact Jan at West Seattle Cellars for purchase details.


Viscon Cellars

5910 CALIFORNIA AVE SW

Check back later in 2021 Q1 for Art Walk event details!

A note from Ben Viscon:

We are finally allowed to open up for wine tastings….at a limited capacity… but open nonetheless. We will be open Saturdays in February from 1-4pm for tastings, glasses and bottles for now. Hope to expand our hours as we move past this pandemic and all… Since we cannot do our wine and chocolate pairing that we typically do in February, we will be offering a pack of chocolate medallions from Intrigue Chocolate Co. with the purchase of 4 bottles of our wines. The painting of our Tasting Room was done by Lindsay Peyton Art. I Love that piece of art!

Call Ben to place your order and learn about pick up times! (206) 419-0468


Paper Boat Booksellers

6040 California Ave SW

Check back in 2021 for Art Walk event details!


Mailbox West

6523 California Ave SW

Glenda Wiebel BUSINESS HOURS ONLY

Another chance to see featured 2020’s Q4 artist Glenda Wiebel!

About the Artist

Glenda is a watercolor artist who has lived in West Seattle for over 20 years. She loves the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor. The pieces in this show reflect the variability and flexibility of the watercolor medium on traditional cotton paper.


Flooring Plus NW

6523 California Ave SW

Kat Honda Whitham RECEPTION 5pm-7pm + BUSINESS HOURS

Kat is a West Seattle teacher and self-taught artist who paints whimsical figures, florals, and landscapes in vibrant colors and textures. Inspiration for her art comes from her Asian-American culture, love of books and travel, and the Pacific Northwest horizons. Her favorite iconic artists are Masayuki Miyata and Georgia O’Keefe. In the past year, Kat’s work has been shown at the SSC Art Gallery, Old World Tasting Room in SODO, and October West Seattle Art Walk.

Learn more about Kat’s work at her Instagram.


Caffe Ladro

6959 California Ave SW

Check back later in 2021 for Art Walk event details!


The Building

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. Thank you to PRDG Architects for hosting each month.

Featured Artist: Jim Gerlitz HOSTED VIRTUALLY thanks to PRDG Architecture + Design

Jim Gerlitz paints people, places, and things…representational style in oils. Local artist with a studio in the Gatewood area.

Learn more about Jim’s work at his Instagram and website.

Learn more about PRDG Architecture + Design at their Instagram and Facebook pages, and website.


GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Gatewood & Arbor Heights


Brace Point Pottery & Gallery with Alki Arts

4208 SW 100th St

Loren and his fellow artists will be back in Q2. Look for updates closer to that time!

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.



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