Art Walk is this week! Thursday, May 13, 5pm ’til late. Grab a Walking Maps at the participating businesses below because there are so many 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 Thursday night!
Please note: We will be updating the businesses and their artists as the week goes on. Please check back before Thursday evening!
Continuing for May: 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 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 Zia Gipson, showing at Brace Point Pottery, hosted by Alki Arts)
Spring 2021 Art Walk: April 8, May 13, June 10
Featured Q2 Artist! Congratulations to Jenna Roby whose lovely original watercolor, These Small Hours, graces the new poster AND walking maps, available in participating businesses this week. You can see Jenna’s work in May and June at Viscon Cellars.
About the Artist
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).
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Sunbeam Class from “A Child Becomes!” INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Reach for SA!
A Child Becomes in conjunction with Reach for South Africa, a non-profit, building container preschools in South Africa will be showing water-color art of African Animals as well as a photo exhibit of the work being done in South Africa. Grocery totes and art for sale as well as a children’s gently used shoe drive.
Special Note: We will be leaving in July to build our 4th school. Every dollar donated goes directly toward building a better future for children in South Africa.
Learn more about Reach for SA! at their website.
Emily Juarez BUSINESS-HOURS ONLY, 12-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
Art for the Tender
Since my artistic pursuit began, I was granted a handful of opportunities to display my work. My first took place in my late teens with my exploration of photography in the First Friday Wine and Dine in Missoula, Montana. I devoured all the classes I could during my senior year of high school. From there, I moved to Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon, displaying pieces at the Snocum House and Pacific Northwest College of Art respectively. In recent years, I’ve been participating in West Seattle Art Walks, and am currently displaying a collection of my works at Caffe Fiore in West Seattle. Further experiences include commissioned pieces, tattoo designs and logos for local small businesses.
In creating my pieces it is my goal to convey compassion and growth through tenderness. I am constantly inspired by nature and its connection to the human form. I’ve visited many mediums beginning with charcoals and graphite, and then moving on to acrylic, watercolor, and ink. In the past year, I’ve dived into more manual works such as linocuts and stamps. Recently I’ve returned with new knowledge and experience to the crisp allure of ink drawing, combining simple images with complex textures in each piece.
Learn more about Emily’s work at her Instagram.
Jacquie Stock INDOOR+RECEPTION 5pm-7pm
Jacquie is an acrylic painter, living and painting in West Seattle, Washington. In 2019, Jacquie began studying and practicing painting upon retirement from Seattle Children’s Hospital. The natural beauty of Puget Sound, the Olympics, and Northwest woods and streams are current inspirations for a painting practice that cherishes the vivid colors and forms visible during West Seattle walks. Through her paintings, Jacquie hopes to share indoor reminders that beauty and joy can be just one step outdoors.
Learn more about Jacquie’s work at her Instagram.
Food and Drink Specials!
Please mention The Art Walk to receive any of our specials:
• 50% off 2nd pasta dish (to-go or dine-in)
• 50% off 2nd dessert (to-go or dine-in)
• $2 off wine/beer by glass (dine-in Only) 4pm till Late.
K Lobdell INDOORS+RECEPTION, 4pm-8pm
K Lobdell has created a new collection of abstract paintings exclusively for the WEND Jewelry showroom in West Seattle. Lobdell’s paintings develop organically using a layered process of color, cold wax, and oil paints leading to textured and ethereal works. The show will be available to view starting this Thursday, May 5 through July 3, and during the West Seattle Art Walk on May 13.
A note from Wendy Woldenberg, founder of WEND: K Lobdell’s exquisite mastery of color, cold wax, oil paints, layering, and texture comes through brilliantly in her ethereal work. K and I taught art together at Auburn Riverside (she, mostly 2-Dimensional and me, mostly Jewelry Design) for several years. She is an extraordinary teacher, and has so many other super powers, too. She pivoted to become a full-time working artist during the zoom teaching revolution, and we are honored to host the creative output of her energies.
Learn more about WEND Jewelry at their website.
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.
$1 off our famous milkshakes on Art Walk night!
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Featured Artist: Karen Dedrickson INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm to 8pm
Plein Air Outdoor Art Demo
Karen will be demonstrating her painting technique. She is most renowned for her whimsical, captivating birds.
“Sumi-e is what excites me. A Japanese word for “black ink painting” on paper. It has changed how I work as an artist. Twelve years ago, I dropped my oil painting brushes for Sumi. Oil was feeling too heavy and slow.”
May means “Artist takeover” of the gallery! Meet the Fogue artists, complimentary champagne for over 21! All Covid phase 3 protocols in place.
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!
- CAROL ROSS
- CAROLYN AUTENRIETH
- JULIAN DEPUMA
- KAREN DEDRICKSON
- KATHLEEN DEMOSTHENES
- KIMBERLY LEO
- LEONARDO LANZOLLA
- LEZLIE JANE
- LINDA FOSTER
- LORI VONDERHORST
- MICHELE HARPS
- PATTI CURTIS
- RUBY LINDNER
- SCOTT GIBSON
- TOM COSTANTINI
- VICKY ZOMENOU
Check back later for Art Walk details!
$5.00 House red & white, $1 off on-tap beers, 5pm to close.
$1 off glass of wine on Art Walk night!
Mystery Made Co. (NEW TO ART WALK!)
Lance Mercer INDOOR + RECEPTION 5pm ’til late
Mystery Made presents the photography of Lance Mercer
Lance Mercer, born and raised in Seattle, started photographing at 13. Through his involvement with the local music scene in Seattle, Washington specifically portraits of the late Andrew Wood, Malfunkshun, and Mother Love Bone, he was invited to tour with Pearl Jam (1991-95) as their official photographer. This endeavor quickly established him as a sought-after photographer for a host of other well-known bands including Alice In Chains, Beck, and The Presidents of the United States to name a few. Other music clients then followed including projects for: Epic, Columbia, Capitol, Warner Brothers, Geffen, A&M, Sony, Microsoft, Redbull, VH1, MTV. Lance’s work quickly appeared in publications like: Rolling Stone, Spin, Time, Vanity Fair, and Alternative Press among others.
In 1997, he collaborated on a retrospective book of Pearl Jam photographs called Place/Date, with Seattle photographer Charles Peterson. In 2007, 5X1 Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer was published, further chronicling Lance’s experiences with the early 90’s grunge rock era.
Presently, Lance continues to create striking photographic work with a special focus on documentary, editorial, commercial, and music photography. A West Seattle local – we’re honored to showcase some of his work.
SPECIAL FOR ART WALK!! Lance will be selling hand-signed / framed photographs. These are striking black and white images that look killer in any room, on any wall, office, vinyl room, or man cave. Support your local artists. Support is huge!!! These are images you can’t buy anywhere else..just here at Mystery Made. All proceeds from photo sales going directly to the artist.
**We’ll also have 2 limited Edition Lancer Mercer x Mystery Made Photo Tee shirts available for the opening. Only 30 made so get yours early.
Swing by Thurs. 5-Close.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Austin Picinich INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Come Visit For Live Painting!
I am a 16-year-old acrylic on canvas painter merging realism with my imagination and using bright colors that pop. I have been an avid painter since the age of seven, but just recently started my own business. I took my passion to the next level by tackling large-sized paintings, and my biggest work to date is a 12-foot long by 4-foot tall tropical triptych – although prints of my work are available at many sizes and prices.
This is my second month in the West Seattle Art Walk, and I am so excited to be at Verity! The exterior sliding doors will open up completely to California Ave, which makes it perfect to wander in and look at some art! I have a wide range of pieces from big to small that will be showing, so stop by to see them all.
SPECIAL FEATURE! Austin will be painting live at Verity Credit Union during the art walk evening on May 13th from 5-8pm. Come by to see him working on his next painting!
Jan Koutsky INDOORS, 5pm to 7pm
Seattle abstract colored pencil artist.
Creating a sense of space and light with color.
Linda McClamrock INDOORS+RECEPTION 6-8:30pm
Linda is a West Seattle artist using discarded papers and a little paint to create works of beauty. She is known for the incredible detail work in her collages, with hundreds of pieces of torn or cut papers. Her artwork for this show will include florals, birds, and West Seattle scenes.
DARBY WINERY TASTING ROOM
$6 glass pours 5-8pm, 15% off bottles.
10% off any purchase of $25 or more on Art Walk night.
Amanda Whitworth BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 9:30am-3:00pm
I believe we are all born creative. That creativity is our soul’s way of communicating with the world. Our lifeblood, our truth, and our lighthouse guiding us home.
A self-taught Wood Artist, I live in the Greater Seattle area and I am inspired by the Pacific Northwest. You can find my work on the following platforms:
Currently taking commissions with a mid-May start date.
LCP (Lester C. Pearson) INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5- 8:30pm
Just Like Music Series
Artist Bio: LCP (Lester C. Pearson) was born and raised in South Seattle, WA. Studied Visual Arts at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. He paints things that inspire him in the world: shoes, people, food, and much more. He calls his painting style Abstract Gradient. You can find LCP posting to his social media accounts regularly.
Show Statement: These are some of my favorite musical artists who have inspired me and have also got me into some trouble for having their CD at an early age (from my mom lol). I wanted to paint my appreciation for their musical excellence and words of wisdom they have expressed. Their words and beats through music can inspire anyone. Music is essential to my life and I am pretty sure most others life too. I love to listen to music when I paint, mediate, stay busy, relax and hang out with family and friends. Below I have a short statement about each musical artist and why I painted them.
Chelsea Garrow INDOOR+RECEPTION 11am-7pm
Please note: Artist is not able to attend
Chelsea’s collection of preserved botanicals features a variety of familiar flora like dogwood, Queen Anne’s lace, licorice ferns, foxgloves and hops.
These timeless, organic pieces are available both in-store and online at Click!.
Learn more about Chelsea’s work at her Instagram.
Check back in Q3 for Art Walk details!
Food and Drink Special! $7.00 Art Walk Margarita – Just be sure to mention “The Art Walk Special!”
Artist Information to Come!
$5 glass of house red or white, 3-9pm, on Art Walk night.
$1 off of a beer on Art Walk night.
Brookdale West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Community Wooden Quilt Project WINDOW SHOW
Artists: The Brookdale Residents and Staff
Reception: 3PM – 5PM Wine & Art on the Front Patio!
Brush by Brush
Community Wooden Quilt Project art saves lives and brings community together during some of the darkest hours of the COVID Pandemic. Each quilt block shares a story that is filled with emotions, experiences, happiness, hope satisfaction comfort and love. Please make a reservation with Kristie to view the wooden quilt display. The wooden Quilt project idea was created by Michelle Worcester, Executive Director of Brookdale West Seattle.
A special thanks from Brookdale: Thank You to The West Seattle Art Walk for giving us inspiration, hope and comfort this past year. Art saves lives.
Learn more about life at Brookdale at their Instagram location page.
Brought to you by the Morgan Community Association
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
Axe HAKA INDOORS+RECEPTION, 6-7pm
ArtbyHaka is made up of the husband and wife duo AxeHaka, and LadyHaka. Ever since being established in 2013, they’ve been creating dark surrealistic art, and horror themed creations that explore the fears that linger in our minds. With no proper training, or formal education they have managed to create their own style and brand by trial and error. Each piece is created using mostly second hand materials and environmentally friendly products. You can also find their products online, or in a handful of stores here in Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans.
Helpful tip: The show will be up on May 13, then for the rest of the month!
Mark MacDonald, BUSINESS HOURS ONLY
Artist Statement For most of my life I have felt a special connection with nature and believe that we all have a symbiotic relationship with the natural world.
Photography is my means of expressing the beauty and necessity of nature’s diversity in our daily lives. I attempt to capture this experience through my lens, allowing you the same opportunity. These particular photos embody the amazing variety of species in nature.
Due to restricted traveling I have been focusing on photographing primarily in West Seattle.
Learn more about Mark’s work at his website.
Please contact Jan at West Seattle Cellars for purchase details.
Jenna Roby INDOORS + RECEPTION 5-8pm
See featured Q2 artist Jenna Roby’s beautiful works in person at the newly reopened Viscon Cellars!
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 from 1-4pm for tastings, glasses and bottles for now. 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
Hope Angel INDOOR + RECEPTION 5-8pm
Hope Angel Fine Art
Please note: due to an unforeseen family emergency, the artist will not be present this evening.
Artist Statement: I am a local Pacific Northwest artist who specializes in ready to hang, acrylic on canvas paintings. My diverse and varied work ranges from seascapes and landscapes to abstract flowers and bridges to seasons and people, and much more. Often I surprise myself with the finished product. Painting in my cozy, eclectic art studio in Seattle, WA since 2017, I enjoy adding unique perspectives to my designs to make each piece truly memorable. I love to explore the disappearing element of empathy through ironically colorful expressions. Let’s start a discussion – email me anytime.
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.
Dennis James Brandt INDOORS+BUSINESS HOURS 10am to 7pm
Whoretense Spacepillow (Please note: Artist not able to attend Art Walk)
All Kinds of Art!
Note from the Artist:
I have another month at Floors Plus NW!!
Included are a collection of new oil pastels on 8×8 wood blocks, plus several Black Trans Lives Matter portraits on display. Also more wonderful robotic airbrush robots and sci-fi images done a long time back (“retro”) on view in the back room through the month of May at Floors Plus Northwest 6969 California SW, during regular business hours, right here on Fabulous West Seattle Island. Prices vary from $60 up to $240.
Come out and see some art!
Check back later for Open Studio news!
GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Gatewood & Arbor Heights
Zia Gipson, Garrison Coverdale: INDOOR+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm Meet the Artist!
Clay, Paper, Scissors
You are invited to come view a phenomenal new exhibit by two accomplished Washington Artists. West Seattle ceramic artist Garrison Coverdale will be showing alongside Whidbey Island fiber artist Zia Gipson for a month long exhibit entitled ‘Clay, Paper, Scissors’. These two mediums, although completely different, perfectly compliment one another. There is a harmony between Zia’s hand manipulated paper wall hangings and Garrison’s hand formed clay sculptures.
‘Clay, Paper, Scissors’ will be on exhibition during the entire month of May at Brace Point Pottery (4208 SW 100th Street) and viewing hours will be each Saturday in May from 12-5pm and by appointment. Diane Venti will be ‘minding the shop’ for the month, so stop by to say hello and learn about these two highly skilled artists & their art forms.
In addition to our featured exhibition, each Saturday we will host a different local artist/artisan. So, you can stop by every Saturday in May and see something new. We are of course still observing social distancing and wearing masks, and ask our guests to do the same.
Call Diane at 206.295-5115 to schedule your private viewing or just stop by any Saturday to see the show. You will be glad that you did!