Art Walk is this week! Thursday, July 8, 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. We also have some exciting news: we welcome new businesses from the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, our newest partners in Art Walk! More businesses, more art to love, from all the way South to all the way North – so come on out!
Please note: We will be updating the businesses and their artists as the week goes on. Please check back before Thursday evening!
Ongoing in July: 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 Kristi Nakata, showing at WEND Jewelry)
Summer 2021 Art Walk: July 8, August 12, September 9
Featured Q3 Artist! Congratulations to Jacquie Stock whose lovely original acrylic, Tendercrop, graces the new poster AND walking maps, available in participating businesses in early July. You can see Jacquie’s work at Fogue Gallery in July, Zelda Zonk Consignment in August, and Flying Apron in September!
About the Artist
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.
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Mac Martin INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Mac is an acrylic painter. She mostly paints landscapes, but will also be displaying some florals in this show. For this art walk, she has created a desert-themed series, and will be displaying that alongside some older works and prints.
Special note from Mac! “This will be my first public showing and I am so excited to be part of the West Seattle community for it!”
Chanda Castillo Art INDOORS+BUSINESS HOURS
CHANDA CASTILLO ART
Chanda Castillo is a multi-media artist residing in Federal Way, Washington. This current show you are viewing includes works from her series “Corona Girls.” Corona Girls is a reflection on the isolating effects of stay at home orders during 2021. During this time of a lack of connection with female friends, Chanda decided to make some new ones. These particular girls have different histories, trials, loves and losses. If you could go for coffee and hang out with one of them, which one would she be? More of her work can be found at CHANDA CASTILLO ART on Facebook and Instagram.
Kate Fluckinger INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
through my work…
I strive to convey a kind of meaningful chaos, a place
where meticulousness meets free, uninhibited expression
I love color (obvs)
I am drawn to organic matter, processes, and the unseen
yet I like structures, boundaries, and containment,
sometimes fleeting or illusory
things liminal have been of interest to me for some time
a state that is ambiguous and somewhat hidden
where with subliminal, things are unconscious
liminal is barely perceptible, a state of being in-between
or at a threshold
boundaries between worlds are not always well defined,
liminality speaks to the spaciousness between, sometimes hazy or fuzzy, like transitioning from dreaming to wakefulness
or darkness to light, a place of knowing but not knowing why
I seek to enter / depart / describe these transitional spaces
through abstracted landscapes, flora, fauna, and figures
More about Kate on her website.
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.
Kristi Nakata INDOORS+RECEPTION, 12pm-8pm
Kristi Nakata is a Yonsei (fourth generation) Japanese American fiber artist born and raised in the Seattle area, on Duwamish and Coast Salish land. Kristi creates macraweave wall hangings combining techniques of macrame and weaving. Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, this collection is a series of mountainscapes and abstract interpretations of the colors of our region.
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
“Stop by for music, art, and special wellness drinks and tonics for Art Walk!” You can tag find @citysweats on Instagram and @citysweatswestseattle on FB.
Ursula Rose INDOORS + Artist will not be present 3pm-8pm
Ursula Rose is a self taught artist born and raised in the heart of Seattle. She works in watercolor, pencil, acrylic and oil; and owns and runs a tattoo shop in Seattle’s international district where she incorporates her love for color and patterns into dreamy painterly tattoos.
Her watercolors will be on display and available for purchase at our shop for the month of July!
More of her work can be seen in a solo show at MOM (museum of museums) July 22nd.
Jacquie Stock INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-7pm
Guest Artist and Featured Q3 WS Art Walk Artist!
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 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.
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!
INDOOR + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Check back in August
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
CHANDRA SANDOVAL INDOORS, 5pm to 7pm
Caring Words from Chandra:
i am so excited for this chapter in my creative journey + the opportunity to share my love of photography here with YOU! living an artful life has always been important to me + for as long as i can remember, creating beautiful things has been my very breath. my artistic endeavors involve many different mediums, but photography has filled the last eight years with much healing + magic. the launch of my FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY collection last november has been extremely exciting — knowing that my work is going into someone’s home is such an overwhelming honor. i am grateful to those who see my photographs as i intended — artfully made images that evoke a certain feeling, or give pause. creating these images both within my camera + in large format archival prints feels like a celebration of my life + the experiences i have been so fortunate to embark on. i love to travel the world with my family + i take my camera everywhere i go. i am a seeker of WONDER + adventure. i love holding hands, quiet moments with those i love most + deep conversation. i am a self-taught photographer + i am also the creator + curator of FINDING WONDER women’s photography retreats. empowering women on their journey to self. i live in west seattle with my husband + children. i hope this collection of images will inspire + delight YOU. thank you for being here.
Ellen Zrimsek INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
NEW TO COME
Janet Ramble is an oil painter with roots in West Seattle who is now living in Anacortes. She is excited to be using cold wax and oil paint for layering and heavier texture. Her colors emerge and bloom – just like the garden, a favorite subject. Happy Spring into Summer!
Learn more about Janet at her website.
DARBY WINERY TASTING ROOM
$6 glass pours 5-8pm, 15% off bottles.
Wine tastings have returned! Join us on Art Walk night to try some seasonal favorites.
Bjoern T. M. Larsen BUSINESS HOURS 9:30am-5pm
Born and raised in Copenhagen city (Denmark) were I have done some local exhibits at” Kulturhuse” as a young Artist and later on in 2012.
I studied graphic design specialized in Classic Arts in Venice (Italy) were I have made small local exhibits (Biennale, Mestre city hall), in Bologna (Cassero, SalaBorsa), Padua (Altinante) and other small venues around Italy.
I move to San Francisco (US) in 2014 were I have done local exhibits as well as in Seattle were I currently reside.
Acrylics, Resin & Gel on Canvas is my media not always all combined together with 3 main styles: human dreams (all based on my Dreams with I remember very vividly as images and record them in a notebook), Peeled panels (my signature style that is all about geometry combined with natural movement giving a feeling of peeled panels, dimension and movement) and Black & White (illusionistic patterns).
Emily Juarez INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5-8pm
Art for the Tender
“Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a raindrop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.” -Z.D.
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 selling my work at The Virago Gallery 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 charcoal and graphite, and then moving on to acrylic, watercolor, and ink. In the past year, I’ve dived into more manual work such as linocuts and stamps.
Aaron Benson INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5 – 8pm
Contemporary Fine Art
Husband, father, son, photographer, videographer. Aaron is all of those things and more. He grew up in Renton, Washington, as a youth with the loving passion to create – and the passion still lives on til this day.
Aaron started creating in high school by being allowed to borrow cameras from his high school so that he could create mini movies and take photos with his friends around town. Aaron became serious about his craft in early 2017 to try and make a business out of what he loved to do best and what he is most passionate about.
With photography Aaron has a unique way of stopping time with the click of button on his camera to capture all of those special moments from candid shots, to adding foreground elements for fashion/portrait sessions that help aid in his unique style. Video production allows Aaron to get really creative with his visions, from producing music videos to making online content for small businesses.
Rachel Austin INDOOR+RECEPTION 11am-7pm
Rachel Austin, a long-time Click! favorite, is back as featured artist for July! The show will feature new works in her signature style: vintage maps layered with boldly colored florals and bird silhouettes.
These charming, hand-painted scenes mounted on wood block panels will be available in-store and online starting Thursday 7.8 for Art Walk, along with an expanded collection of prints and cards that express a love of the PNW. Learn more about Rachel on her Instagram.
Please note: Artist is not able to attend
Windermere West Metro Real Estate Hosted by the Realtors
Christy Kruse INDOOR + RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
Christy’s artwork is an embodiment of her desire to capture life in all its sorrow and joy. By marrying brushwork to photography, her pieces aim to acknowledge the complicated interplay of hardship and hope. As a result, her style is often characterized by a whimsical austerity and a spontaneous dance of texture, color, and light.
The Pacific Northwest continues to be a singular influence on her development as an artist, as does the unpredictable purity of childhood.
Food and Drink Special! $7.00 Art Walk Margarita – Just be sure to mention “The Art Walk Special!”
$5 Cabernet and Chardonnay 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)
Dan Riner INDOORS+RECEPTION, 6-7pm
Dan Riner is an emerging contemporary visual artist living in Seattle. Taking cues from the abstract expressionist and cubist movements, Dan’s work incorporates playful shapes, contrasting colors, and the asymmetric patterns of daily life. Dan hopes to express and represent the duality of the human emotional landscape and experience throughout his work. He explores this through paint, graffiti materials, and ink transfers.
Learn more about Dan’s work at his Instagram.
Evan Schoenfeld, INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5PM-7PM
Artist Statement: I was born in Seattle in 1958. By my teens I had acquired some drawing and painting skills through independent study, then neglected visual arts until around 2000. The discovery of alpine scenery in the Cascades had a profound effect. “By Jove,” I said, “Somebody needs to paint these.” Since retiring in 2013 I have spent 40 delightful hours in the atelier a week, completing three oils in an average year. Besides mountain environments, my favorite influences are Leonardo, Vermeer, Odilon Redon. Pet peeves: Global warming.
Please contact Jan at West Seattle Cellars for purchase details.
Debbie Bianchi INDOORS + RECEPTION 6pm-9pm
In this series I have been playing with and exploring the elegance and simple beauty of the magnolia flower. Some Victorian texts state the meaning of the magnolia flower represents the symbols of nobility, perseverance and love of nature. Soft and subtle in color yet strong in appearance, the flower is representative of the beauty encompassing femininity and gentleness.
The flower generally comes in pinks, lavender and whites but I have been exploring the same shapes and planes with bold or just unexpected colors to hint of indulgent daydreams and whimsy. I incorporate my birds to frolic among my fairy tale inspired abstract flora. I include hints to natures indulgences in our natural eco systems and hope to remind my viewers to not take any of natures gifts for granted. Learn more on her website.
Hope Angel INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Hope Angel Fine Art
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.
Kat Whitham INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm ’til late
Trees in the Breeze
Kat Whitham is a West Seattle teacher and self-taught artist who paints portraits, figures, florals, and landscapes in vibrant colors and textures. Her July 2021 WSAW show will feature trees that represent life, renewal, growth, strength– things we’re all looking forward to now. She will also have printed art notecards for sale.
Inspiration for Kat’s art comes from her Asian-American culture, love of books and travel, and the Pacific Northwest horizons. Her favorite iconic artists are Masayuki Miyata, Georgia O’Keefe and Will Barnet. Kat’s work has been shown in the SSC Art Gallery, Old World Wine Tasting Room/SODO, and West Seattle Art Walk in Oct 2020, Feb 2021 and July 2021.
Learn more about Kat’s work on her Instagram.
Check back later for Open Studio news!
GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Gatewood & Arbor Heights
Artist in Residence INDOORS + RECEPTION 4pm to 8pm
Join neighbors and art lovers alike to have this intimate view into three-dimensional artist Warren Pope’s creative process. Warren has an extensive career, spanning 50 years of exhibits, and his work is in private collection around the world and throughout the US. Visit his open studio to see canvas sculpture and an assortment of wire sculptures displayed at the artist’s residence in the Fauntleroy neighborhood.
Featuring C.A. Pierce, Cathy Woo, Garrison Coverdale INDOOR+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Plus many pieces of Ceramic Art from Loren Lukens private collection