Get in the Halloween spirit with our Spooky Art Walk this week!! Thursday, October 14, 5pm ’til late. It’s a new quarter, and – drumroll please! – we now have over 50 places to visit on Art Walk night (53, to be exact!!!), so grab a Walking Map at any of the participating businesses below to plan your route. Want to make a night-out of it? There are so many bars, restaurants and cafes are offering “Art Walk Specials!” Check out our Facebook post for more info. We also celebrate the return of The Art of Music at two venues, Verity Credit Union in Alaska Junction and Soprano’s Antico in Admiral (details at link). Come out to spend a lovely evening with friends new and old. Bring your masks, too!
Please note: We will be updating the businesses and their artists as the week goes on. Please check back before Thursday evening!
Ongoing in October: 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 Andrew Gomez , showing at The Beer Junction)
Autumn 2021 Art Walk: October 14, November 11, December 9
Featured Q4 Artist! Congratulations to Jake Prendez of Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery, whose beautiful original oil painting A Little Prayer For Those Who Migrate graces the new poster AND walking maps, available in participating businesses in early October. You can see Jake’s work at The Good Society Brewery this month, at Flying Apron in November and at Hotwire Coffee in December!
About the Artist
Jake Prendez is a renowned Chicano artist, scholar and public speaker. He owns the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery on the border of West Seattle and White Center. Jake creates art with a specific focus on themes relating to Chicanx culture, activism, social commentary, pop culture, and satire.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Welcome to our newest Art Walk participant! Lake Washington PT has a group show running the month of October. More details to come, but they invite all community members to join them for a reception on Thursday evening, October 14, to celebrate the season!
Inaugural Group Show INDOORS+RECEPTION 6:15-8pm
Barbara Fugate, Androu Morgan, Ellen Lam, Linda-Jo Duffy, Karen Lee Birchfield
Landscapes seen, remembered, and imagined
This group of paintings have been made by five Seattle area artists who are also friends. The selection was made with the idea of landscape in mind. Androu’s are abstract and textural; Karen’s fanciful and detailed; Ellen’s painting is exuberant; Linda-Jo’s is compassionate; and Barbara’s are expressive and atmospheric.
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Sandy Dymale INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm Bloom Like A Flower
I’m a Seattle native and currently live in West Seattle with my husband, Steve. I’ve always wanted to paint but found so many reasons not to begin—mostly fear and lack of time. Since photography seemed to fit into the constraints of family and career, that’s what I focused on for much of my life, beginning in childhood and inspired by my dad, who took thousands of photos during his life.
I finally began to paint in 2017, after retiring from my career as a landscape architect and with encouragement from my daughter. I am drawn to paint scenes that include people or captured moments that are meaningful to me. I love the way light plays on surfaces, fabric and skin. I’m moved by the photos in my dad’s treasured collection from across more than a century, including moments from his childhood and mine, and am inspired by the careful compositions made with film cameras.
As a new painter my style and what I want to express is still evolving, but so far most of my paintings have some connection to my personal story.
Learn more about Sandy’s work.
JP DeGennaro WINDOW SHOW + BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 11am-6pm
Showcase of Previous Work
This show is a compilation of previous works from JP DeGennaro, including a series of abstract drawings, prints, and paintings.
Learn more about JP’s work at their Instagram.
15% off any pizza, $1 off any draft beer. all day on Art Walk Days.
Important note from Brookdale: “We are screening any visitors that enter our community and ask that only vaccinated visitors attend the event. Thank you!”
She is our resident artist and a master in Rosemaling – traditional Norwegian Folk Art. She hand paints furniture, plates bowls and even gnomes. Her exhibit will feature various items from her collection.
Welcome to our newest partner of Art Walk! The Good Society is hosting Q4 featured artist Jake Prendez, a renowned Chicano artist, scholar and public speaker. He owns the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery on the border of West Seattle and White Center. Jake creates art with a specific focus on themes relating to Chicanx culture, activism, social commentary, pop culture, and satire.
Michelle Nelson INDOORS + RECEPTION 2pm – 8pm
Quirky Sketchy Watercolors
chelle Nelson graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2007 and lives in Ballard with her 3 cats, 2 doodles and husband. When not painting under the brand Quirky Sketchy Watercolors, she spends her time as a product manager for Expedia Group and serving on the board for the Puget Sound Group of NW Artists.
“I’ve been painting every day during the pandemic. Having the outlet to process everything that’s been happening has been really helpful.”
With subjects featuring bird queens, covid and flowers from her garden, Michelle’s art has been described as vibrant, fun and kind of quirky.
Stop by Molly’s Bottle Shop for original art, matted prints, notecards & earrings. Check her (almost) daily Instagram feed @quirky_sketchy_watercolors or online at quirkysketchy.com
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.
Alex Trapp INDOORS+RECEPTION, 12pm-8pm
Mt. Rainier and the Valley Below
Alex Trapp is an award winning and published Contemporary American Impressionist painter. As a longtime resident of Seattle, WA, Alex spends many of the wet months painting in his studio bringing to life memories of the seasons before. “I use plein air studies I create in the field to remind me of a time and place from the seasons before. I work to bring those feelings back to life in the studio in order to offer the viewer a visual poem.”
During the dry season Alex can be found painting the landscape En Plein Air in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. “I paint anything that I find of interest, but mostly I’m inspired by nature. I appreciate the context of learning from it. The challenges that come with painting En Plein Air are complex, to say the least, but I like that. It’s an endless love of learning.”
As a self-taught artist, Alex looks to the history books, paintings, and writings of impressionist masters like Edgar Payne, Sergei Bongart, and Claude Monet. “I’m influenced by a number of American, Russian, and French Impressionists. My personal intent in landscape painting is to stay true to the harmony of nature as I see it while at the same time, attempting to achieve a visual melody for the viewer to experience through design, light and color.
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
Chaos Coven by Katelyn Williams INDOORS + Artist 4pm-8pm
Based in Kent, Washington – Katelyn brings 15 years of graphic design experience to the world of jewelry and canvas; manifesting dark abstractions steeped in gothic and cyberpunk aesthetics. Having studied Fine Arts at the University of Hawaii, Katelyn’s intersection of classical knowledge and modern technology enable her to create pieces that explore stories of post-humanism, the occult, fantasy, dystopia, life, and death.
Note from Doll Parts! “We have a limited edition Doll Parts X Chaos Coven jewelry collection in store (& online) for spooky season!”
Katelyn’s work can be found online at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChaosCoven. Instagram/Facebook: @ChaosCovenStore
Follow @dollparts on Instagram.
Group Show INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm til late
Come meet new Fogue Gallery artists as well as Fogue favorites!
Our October guest artist Reeve Washburn is a native Manhattanite, fantastic coordinator of the @wsartwalk, and an emerging fine artist out of a career in graphics and brand design.
“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. The more I explore, the more I understand the duality of my expression, and embrace the contrasts. I’m learning that structure can hold us up, versus hold us in.” – Reeve Washburn
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
- KEVIN DUCOING
- STEFFANIE LORIG
Sam King INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Growing up in Seattle, I was surrounded by beautiful diverse artist who influenced me to create exceptional artworks in various styles. My art is flights of fantasy and snapshots of reality, moments of exhilaration and evenings of gloom. As an artist, I have struggled to “speak” with my art, and I realized later, as I was working with my own chosen theme of harshness and void, that art comes to me as a form of expression and a form of exploration. My paintings are just at the intersection of realism and abstraction filled with color and vibrancy. Visual art gives voice to my emotions, my fears, my wildest wishes and my aspirations. Some artist like to make viewers think. I prefer to make viewers feel. Different mediums allow me to express different ideas.
Welcome to our newest partner, and the team at Dr. Michael Korn DDS
Carla Dreams INDOORS+RECEPTION 5:30-8pm
A note from Josephine, marketing director: Carla Dreams is the painter for all of our paintings in this office. Carla was born in Germany and moved to Seattle in 1989 to become a punk rocker. In 1994 she began exhibiting her colorful expressionist artwork in Seattle and competitions nationwide. 2019 she participated in the first Art Battle in Seattle.
“People often tell me how the work moves them emotionally as if I reached into one of their dreams and painted it.” – Carla Dreams
Welcome back to the team at John L. Scott!
Ricardo Duque INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-9pm
Please note: the artist is not able to attend.
Ricardo Romero Cortez Duque was born in Chicago and raised in Eastern Washington. Acrylic paintings are his main medium, with capsule explorations into oil, ink, and mixed media. Exploring a classic landscape in abstract application, Ricardo creates intense personal moments masterfully allowing the viewer to create the narrative. The deconstructed landscape requests the viewer to blur their vision, pull from their personal memories, and attach their own meaning.
Learn more about Ricardo’s work at his website.
$5.00 House red & white, $1 off on-tap beers, 5pm to close.
Check back in November for new artwork!
$1 off glass of wine on Art Walk night!
Thomas Dupere INDOOR + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Please note: Artist is not able to attend.
Thomas Dupere was born and raised in New England. He is a self-taught artist working in a variety of mediums and materials. A life-long skateboarder and a concrete skatepark builder by trade, he draws inspiration from the sculptural elements of building and riding these functional pieces of art.
Dupere’s endless travels and wandering has informed his perception and concept of creating art; imperfect perfection, a wabi sabi style. Allowing the process to dictate the outcome, his work is about the journey, as much as the destination.
Learn more about Thomas’ work at his Instagram.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
ART OF MUSIC – ADMIRAL LOCATION
Alexis LaFlamme INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Alexis LaFlamme is an abstract artist based in West Seattle. She creates in many different mediums, but her favorites are acrylics and alcohol inks because of their vivid pigmentation.
Through the use of nuanced rich colors and ethereal shapes, her work speaks to the underlying flow connecting all things. She is often inspired by the patterns and forms of nature, including water, trees and plants, the sky; all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Alexis’ artwork has been sold to private collectors and has been shown at multiple galleries and art fairs throughout the PNW. You can see some examples of Alexis’ work at: www.alaflammeart.com or follow her on social media at Instagram: @meditative_arts_seattle and FB: @Meditative.arts.seattle
Andrew Gomez INDOORS 5-9:30pm
Please note: Artist is not able to attend
Andrew Gomez IV is a Chicano illustrator and printmaker. Multidisciplinary in digital, paper & ink, and occasionally mural type mediums. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA to immigrant parents. Taking influences from early to mid century woodcut artists, 13/14th century engravings, 90’s manga, to 70’s/80’s pulp comic work. Making a unique variant of dark, yet approachable compositions ranging from fantastical to nightmarish.
He has worked with many bands, companies, and publications in his over 20+ years of operating. He is currently based and creating in Seattle, WA.
Andrew will be the featured artist at The Beer Junction through the end of the year!
Evan Hilsenberg-Riley INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm ’til late
Evan was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.
She studied advertising and fine art at Washington State University in (glorious) Pullman, Washington prior to returning to Seattle. The rolling hills of the Palouse are a reoccurring subject of her paintings. Studying natural forms, and the way color and shadows shift throughout the day, inform both her technique and palette selection.
Evan aims to explore methods of translating the rejuvenating impact of nature and expansive skylines onto canvas. Sun-dappled trails and undulating clouds reflect the transition of seasons in Washington State.
Linda McClamrock INDOORS+RECEPTION 6:30pm-8pm
Local mixed media artist Linda McClamrock presents more than a dozen original works, all created lovingly from paper.
Linda is a collage/mixed media artist, using primarily upcycled printed papers. She also incorporates vintage music, old books, discarded sewing patterns, and whatever else she finds.
Linda does not have a traditional art background, discovering her talent for collage only in her 50’s. She started making collages on a whim one summer and found she could not stop. Her technique is unusual, as she does not draw. She sees the piece in her head and starts looking for the right colors/textures to bring her creation to life. Then she picks up her trusty scissors and starts cutting!
Laura Van Horne INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Laura Van Horne is a mixed-media artist who works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, paper and textiles. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994. She has her MA in Speech Pathology, and has studied acrylic and encaustic painting at Pratt Fine Art Center. Since childhood, Laura has been passionate about art. When she is not creating on canvas, she is creating in her head. Her body of work includes a wide range of styles and mediums. Many of her pieces are mixed media and include found organic objects, textiles, pages from books, or items from flea markets. Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art shows over the past 20 years. She owns Gray Sky Gallery, located in the Historic Pioneer District of Seattle. She is also represented by SAM Gallery in Seattle, Third and Wall Art Group in Seattle, and Summit Gallery in Park City, Utah.
Featured Refreshments! Cedergreen Cellars in Woodinville
A family run winery based in Woodinville, WA, Cedergreen Cellars is owned by Kevin
and Julie Cedergreen who enjoy making food friendly wines that capture the essence of
harvest in brilliant ripe flavors. The couple work with the Columbia Valley’s best growers
to produce award-winning wines that reflect the Northwest’s unique terroir. Julie will be
visiting to pour a glass of their fabulous wine and chat with visitors.
Gigi Larsen INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm until late!
Gigi Larsen is a Seattle based artist creating one of a kind analog collages. Gigi aims to transport the viewer into a whimsical world with her unique paper treasures.
EASY STREET RECORDS
Charles Peterson Photography
Charles Peterson, born in Longview, WA, is an American photographer well known for his work with the Seattle independent record label Sub Pop and for capturing the then-newly emerging grunge scene in images. Visually, he is known for his trademark full-frame, non-cropped images.
DARBY WINERY TASTING ROOM
$6 glass pours 5-8pm, 15% off bottles.
T. Frick McNamara INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-7pm
Join artist T. Frick at her wine shop in the Junction with some new, just released abstract paintings on display.
When not designing or working at her retail wine shop, T. finds joy on a wide variety of creative projects. As a young child, she was either found wandering the woods and fields with one of her resident pups or when indoors, she occupied her time with drawing, painting or other creative hobbies. That transferred into her love of design and led her into the field of Landscape Architecture. Still today when not working, you’ll often find her creating. T’s current artistic endeavors include making custom, one of a kind greeting cards in a wide array of themes or painting in various mediums. For a little light hearted fun, her ‘gnome in the home’ wine bottle toppers have garnered quite the cult following.
Kierstan Craft BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 9am-6pm
Spending years traveling and displaying art in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and California Kierstan finally settled in Seattle in 2014.
Kierstan has a BA in Studio Art with a minor in theology from Florida State University. Having been fascinated by astrology and the occult she has focused her art in this realm.
With high contrasting pieces and unique plays of color, she doesn’t let any part of her imagination be held back.
Daniel Kytonen – In this present moment INDOORS 5-7pm
We are so pleased to announce the re-opening of our Art Gallery to the general public. From August 8th through November 14th ArtsWest presents the exhibition In this present moment.
Selected from a series of “Spirit Gates,” Daniel Kytonen’s abstract paintings on transparent plastic sheets transform the spaces they inhabit and invite visitors to approach in-between spaces – between spirit and substance, like divine passageways.
Daniel Kytonen is a visual artist based in Seattle, Washington, with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Washington. His accomplishments include numerous exhibitions, including work shown at South Seattle College, ArtsWest, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Confluence Gallery, and Emerge Gallery. His solo exhibitions and public work include projects through Shunpike Storefronts, Spaceworks Tacoma, the Spokane Public Library, Spokane Arts Signal Box Projects, and Redmond Lights. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Spokane Arts Grant Award (SAGA). Additionally, Daniel has had work commissioned by Forza Coffee Company, showcased in publications like Ruminate Magazine, and was a recent artist-in-residence through Brehm Cascadia.available.
Sam King INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5-8pm
Sam is a West Seattle Native, inspiring through painting. They use bright colors to brighten the world and bring light into people’s homes.
Stephanie Schafer INDOOR+RECEPTION 5:30-7:30pm
Stephanie is a self taught artist from Lakewood, WA. Starting in 2017 she quit her job to follow her passion of art. Starting with collage, a beautiful collection was created and works were published in M.A.D. Art Magazine in London. Unfortunately this magazine only stayed in publish for a few issues. After that a 3-D Collection of collage was created in which she won multiple awards. 2018 was the year to expand her creativity and passion and love of Pop Art. Most of her time is now spent creating pieces of people that bring inspiration.
The Click! Crew Show INDOORS+RECEPTION 4-7pm
A note from Click! “Celebrate our 17th anniversary with a group show that highlights the work of our employees! Our crew works tirelessly to keep the store running and their creativity and dedication to their art continues to highlight what Click! is all about. We’re a mixed bunch here – with a jeweler, painter, actor, potter, knitter, and two (very different!) wood-workers.
This October marks a bittersweet anniversary as it is the first without our co-founder Frances. While we’re missing her something fierce, we’re grateful that the heart and love she put into the space is still here and we’re so happy that because of her vision, we’re celebrating 17 beautiful years.
The Click! Crew Show will run through November 10th with select pieces available online. Read their blog post here or come visit to see the works in person!
The Click! Crew: Elyssa, Geena, Hayley, Diane, Michelle, Chelsea, Adia
Windermere West Metro Real Estate Hosted by the Realtors
Engrid Hooper INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Medium: Watercolor and Acrylics
Engrid grew up in Santa Cruz and holds a Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. She left her childhood home Northern California and is 30+ year resident of West Seattle, where her studio is located. Engrid walks often in local parks and on beaches for artistic inspiration. Painting is a daily activity for Engrid, drawing from her experiences in the Pacific Northwest and from her world travels flying for an airline. She first began painting with watercolors and still considers that her primary medium, however she has recently ventured into the world of acrylics, painting on larger canvases.
Jet City Labs
Clay Coldron Artist Pop-up shop at Jet City Labs
Welcome to one of our newest Art Walk Participants! Jet City Laboratory, a cultural incubator & collaborative workspace, will transform into a one-night-only pop up show for these talented artists.
Art is color and form using molten crayons on canvas, wood or brass
Colorful jewelry woven from glass and thread.
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Handmade one of a kind beaded jewelry made with second hand and new materials. Pieces heavily inspired by nature each with their own name and aesthetic.
Learn more about Jet City Labs at their website.
Food and Drink Special! $7.00 Art Walk Margarita – Just be sure to mention “The Art Walk Special!”
Noelani Boise INDOORS+RECEPTION 5:30pm-8:30pm
Note: Please wait for students being tutored to leave the space before entering for Art Walk!
Noelani Boise is a Biologist and Salsa dance teacher living on the Olympic Peninsula. Noelani is known among her friends as a caring, compassionate, and creative soul who always spreads love and kindness to the people in her life. She began making women’s body positivity jewelry as a hobby during the pandemic, but her friends quickly started making requests as they loved her pieces, and as word spread about her amazing work, she decided to open an Etsy shop to make her artwork available to a wider community. Esoterica Vintage Shop sells handmade, sustainable, and absolutely gorgeous jewelry. The focus of her pieces is to promote a loving and healthy admiration of women’s bodies as well as incorporating gorgeous stones and crystals into many of the pieces. We are extremely proud to showcase Noelani’s artwork and support her vision.
$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
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)
Bjoern T. M. Larsen INDOORS+RECEPTION 6pm-8pm
Born and raised in Copenhagen city (Denmark) where 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 in 2014 whjere I have done local exhibits as well as in Seattle where I currently reside. Acrylics on Canvas is my media with 3 styles, human dreams, Peeled panels (my signature style that is all about geometry combined with natural movement giving a feeling of peeled panels) and Black & White illusionistic patterns. I won the 30th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art Award “1st Place” multiple pieces exhibited, part of the “Celebration of Art 2020 – an all media show” exhibit at Marin Society of Artists (CA), part of the “2020 POLITICAL DISCORD exhibition” exhibit at Las Laguna Gallery (CA), part of the “Humanity” exhibit at Cultural Center of Cape Code (MA) and for the exhibit “Politically Charged” at Blue Line Arts (CA) and part of the “ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA™ | A Global Art Project” exhibit at Dab Art Co. (CA). I have different interviews and publications on several Art groups like “Circle Arts” being the more substantial one.
Pamela Ware INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5PM-7PM
Please note: Artist is not able to attend.
As a budding artist I have, for a couple of years now, been exploring the world of acrylic pour painting. It’s a technique used to create paintings with natural flowing patterns. The effect is created by combining acrylic paint with a liquid medium such as Floetrol. This mixture is then poured onto a canvas and spread around by means of tilting or swiping the paints. There are endless ways to explore the process. Sand or glitter can be added to the canvas when it’s drying to create texture. I can incorporate other media onto a finished pour or use the pour as a backdrop for other painting images, as I did with Buffalo and Octopus.
I love the freedom of not knowing what will unfold…watching the shapes and faces appear and how the colors blend in a way I could never anticipate.
Please contact Jan at West Seattle Cellars for purchase details.
Jessie Summa Russo INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-9pm
This quarter, Viscon Cellars is hosting returning artist Jessie Summa Russo from October through December. Jessie studied art and illustration at Sarah Lawrence in New York and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and has called West Seattle home for the past two decades.
My recent work is inspired by my life as a musician as well as the lives of my relatives. My grandfather was an Abstract Expressionist painter in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, and I feel like his paintings both defined him and I understood him through them. My mother went to art school when I was a toddler; some of my earliest memories are of the printmaking studio with giant black press wheels taller than people.
When making art, I don’t think about anything, and that is the primary joy of the process. It feels like a pure meditation on visual interest and the nature of time (there was nothing, and now there is art), and a simultaneous, unfettered expression of that meditation.
I use coffee filters, candy wrappers, vintage record sleeves, yellowed sheet music, and fragments from my Grandma’s scrapbooks. (She kept everything.) I cover and reveal elements with paint until the effect reminds me of a wall plastered with posters and graffiti that have worn away over time. I like to bring a hint of goofiness to a beautiful, textured aesthetic, and campy ‘50s ephemera is perfect for that.
I’m drawn to art with texture for its mystery—how can it be beautiful as it reminds us of entropy and death? How will I view this work as I change with time? For example, I’ve begun using my 25-year-old etchings in collages, and by ‘using’ I mean ripping out bits and gluing them into new worlds, sometimes even painting over them completely—transforming the fraught past into a hopeful future with new meaning.
I want to deliver room transformation to friends and strangers that they enjoy as much as I enjoy my own collection. I want them to look at the work and see something new every time.
Stop by the tasting room on 10/14 from 5PM until 9PM to have a look and enjoy complimentary snacks with some Viscon Cellars wines.
Paula Blanca INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
I took art all throughout school. However, like most people, once school was over I took to adulting… never believing that art would be a lucrative enough industry for me to create a career. Now, at 40 years old, I’ve come full circle and realized the passion I had for this fluid art form. These past few years has been a struggle for many people. I just want to bring some beauty back into the world.
Inclusive Care, Inclusive Artwork
Dr. Stefanie embraces care for every body, providing chiropractic that is personal, compassionate, and effective. She curates her monthly art exhibits to reflect her practice’s inclusivity with body positive imagery, and hosts artists of color. She would love to say hello and share more about her background and practice!
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.
Check back for October’s artist!
Check back later for Open Studio news!
GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Arbor Heights & Delridge
Robin Stacy Richardson and Kate Anthony SATURDAYS ONLY (Not Art Walk!)
Robin Stacy Richardson and Kate Anthony… together again!
We are thrilled to be filling the Brace Point Pottery gallery space with the artwork of respected artist & art teacher Robin Stacy Richardson!Over the years Diane Venti of Alki Arts was privileged to show & sell countless pieces of Robin’s explosive and evocative impasto paintings! We wanted to have one last show honor her amazing career.We thought it fitting to also invite her friend & former studio mate Kate Anthony as a special guest to show alongside Robin’s work.The gals are back together!The show is up all October but try to join us at the reception & visit with Kate who will be there on behalf of herself & Robin.
Brace Point Pottery is open Every Saturday from 10am-5pm and by appointment. Please join us! This is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss!
Fun Fact! Jake Prendez, founder, is the West Seattle Art Walk featured artist for the quarter.
Group Show – 35 Artists!
Join us as we artfully honor Dia de los Muertos with artwork from over 35 artists and 3 community Ofrendas.
The Dia de los Muertos Exhibition runs till October 31st.
Gallery hours are Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm.