There is much to be grateful for this month, including what the West Seattle Art Walk makes happen!! See for yourself next Thursday, November 11, 5pm ’til late. Art at over 40 participating businesses! “Art Walk Specials” at 12 bars, restaurants and cafes (Check out our Facebook post for more info). The Art of Music at two venues, John L. Scott in Alaska Junction and West Seattle Grounds in Admiral (details at link). So grab a Walking Map at any of the participating businesses below to plan your route. We are thankful for YOU, West Seattle! Let’s celebrate the season with friends old and new!
Please note: We will be updating the businesses and their artists as the week goes on. Please check back before next Thursday evening!
Ongoing in November: 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 Sonya Rupnick , showing at Fogue Gallery as guest artist)
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 Flying Apron this month 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.
ALKI POINT & LUNA PARK
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 (please note: artists are not able to attend)
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.
$1 off our famous milkshakes on Art Walk night!
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Art of Music Location! Timothy Michaels, Musician-Singer-Entertainer, with a steel pedal guitar focus.
Jason Hanselman INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
“Jason specializes in custom portraits. His lifelong passion is to create art people can connect with on a personal level.”
Learn more about Jason’s work at his Instagram.
Jim Gerlitz WINDOW SHOW + BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 11am-6pm
Fine Art Showcase
Please note: Artist is not able to attend.
Jim is a West Seattle artist with a studio in the Gatewood area who creates representational oil paintings, mostly people.
“As an illustrator, my advertising experience has taught me how to work with clients and how to be efficient in doing concept work, including storyboarding and concepts for ad layouts and social media messages. My line illustration style works very well for dramatic story-telling in books and comic-style books, as well as animation. I can get you many more samples if you are interested.
As you look at my oil paintings, I think you will agree that many of them have an “editorial” feel… so I have no hesitation about promoting myself as an illustrator AND fine artist. A picture is a picture, whether it’s hanging on a wall or featured in an advertisement. It’s all about the image, right?”
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.
Damon Brown INDOORS + RECEPTION 3pm to 10pm
Please note: Artist is unable to attend.
I am a Seattle, WA-based artist who, from an early age, knew I loved art and to create new designs. I drew inspiration from comic books as I spent countless hours exploring different images and heroic storylines which opened my eyes to artistic creation. As my imagination grew, I began to study various art movements, illustration styles, and urban art. This, in turn, taught to me how things like color, shape, story, and texture can manifest into something so vivid for people to feel and see. I was then able to blend my love for classical art and illustration.
John Scott Atkins INDOORS + RECEPTION 2pm – 8pm
Growing up, I always did my best drawing in math class, had the best conversations when playing ping pong and wrote my best songs while watching TV. These days I find inspiration while making To-Do lists. I enjoy drifting and drawing with no plan in sight. My palette is whatever is close by. The subjects are skateboarding tigers, tofu, disaffected cafe dwellers, the chilly masses at the market, houseplants etc. Like life, my art can be ridiculous, melancholy, psychedelic, whimsical and repetitive… And fraught with themes of prescriptions to be picked up, playdates to schedule, therapists to meet. Take a look around, you’ll get what I mean. I also love hanging out with my wife and two kids and making pizza.
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.
Lauren Quist INDOORS+RECEPTION, 12pm-8pm
In The Garden
Inspired by the world around her, Lauren Quist explores how light touches various surfaces through her mixed media paintings. Embroidery floss and acrylic paint interact with each other while light highlights the different textures in her art and creates harmony with contrasting mediums. Influenced by illustrative line-based art and impressionism, she combines these styles to bring forth the subject of her work. With Plato’s allegory of the cave in mind, she creates art that deals with the documentation of moments in time and the question of how these moments can be presented. Her mixed media artworks are based on these moments and from images in her imagination.
Lauren is an award-winning mixed-media artist from Seattle, WA. Although she studied art at the University of Washington, she is a self-taught painter and embroiderer. She created her first mixed media painting for her senior studio using oil paints and embroidery floss on canvas. Since then, she has participated in several art exhibits in the Pacific Northwest showcasing her mixed media work.
WEND is hosting a rare and coveted pop-up! Nicole Pepper of MODHome Ceramics will be here during the Art Walk selling her beautiful rustic pottery direct to the public.
WEND will also be serving spiced tea and rosé from Molly’s Bottle Shop.
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
A Night of Art & Music: Thomas Patrick and the Ryan Hoffman Duo INDOORS + Artist 5pm ’til Late
We welcome Homebridge Financial to their first Art Walk!
Thomas Patrick is based out of Bainbridge Island. Originally from Atlanta, GA. he lived and worked in Sonoma, CA where he was a part of the art community. Thomas works in mixed media, which is his favorite mode of expression.
Thomas’s creative process evolved from an innocent child’s game involving one piece of paper finely folded into a triangle, which then became the target of a partner’s thumbs…. combined with a great deal of enthusiasm and imagination. This tabletop football translated into the fine artwork he makes today.
Thomas has worked in many aspects of the art world, from picture framing to corporate sales, however, the actual creation of original pieces is what makes him thrive. His more recent output is a body of semi-abstract mixed media wall pieces incorporating paint, paper, and found objects. These pieces are subtly evocative and let the viewer participate in the interpretation of the work. Thomas greatly enjoys interacting with people and he finds one idea leads to another.
Ryan Hoffman has been part of the Seattle music scene for over 30 years and has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Ryan grew up in Kansas City. He first picked up the guitar at age eleven and started playing in working rock bands as a teenager. He continued to play in rock, alt-rock, and punk bands through college until he became interested in traditional American music styles; bluegrass, blues, folk, and ragtime. His interest in roots music led him all over the country, touring and seeking opportunities to play and learn. A five-month stay in New Orleans inspired him to take up swing jazz, and being a lover of acoustic music, the move to Hot Club Jazz seemed natural. The style is so rich for the guitar.
In 2000, Ryan spent a year in France researching Manouche Jazz music. After which he returned to the U.S. to start Zazou. Based in Seattle, Zazou was been a popular Hot Club Jazz band around the Puget Sound for over 10 years. The group has released three CDs: Zazou, Djangolotry, and Merle Noir, played in private and public venues all over the region, toured the West Coast, contributed original music to a movie soundtrack, and had their music used for a series of local TV commercials. In 2004, Ryan returned to France and The Netherlands for an extended stay to study with guitarists Fapy Lafertin and Sammy Daussat. He also had the good fortune to play alongside outstanding guitarists, Angelo Debarre, David Reinhardt, Noe Reinhardt, and Sebastien Giniaux at Manouche jazz jams in Paris.
In 2007, he joined the Northwest’s most well-known Hot Club Jazz combo Pearl Django and began touring a gigging internationally. Ryan has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Martin Taylor, Fapy Lafertin, Bucky Pizzarelli, Larry Coryell, Howard Alden, Andreas Oberg, Robin Nolan, Tcha Limberger, Olli Sokkeli, Ken Peplowski, Darol Anger, Connie Evingson, Dave Kelbie, Greta Matassa, and Gail Pettis. He has also performed with the Seattle Musical Theatre and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. Ryan’s playing and compositions are featured on Pearl Django’s CDs, “Systeme D”, “Eleven” and “Time Flies”. In 2015, after eight incredible years, Ryan left Pearl Django to build his ever-growing teaching business and to devote more time to his family.
Ryan continues to perform with his own combos, and work as a recording artist. He manages the Ryan Hoffman Trio, performs as a solo artist, and sits in with other local bands such as Hot Club Sandwich, The Djangomatics, and Bric-a-Brac on occasion. He maintains a busy teaching schedule teaching private lessons, clinics, school classes, and online lessons. In his private life, he loves to spend time with his wife and young daughter or in the kitchen, cooking up something or other.
Learn more about Ryan’s work at his website.
Kaiya Van Brost INDOORS + RECEPTION 5-9pm
Kaiya is a 16 year old artist based in Seattle, Washington and currently studies at Vashon High School. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember, which she considers an outlet. Kaiya enjoys trying new mediums and techniques – she started block printing this year, and it has become one of her favorite art methods
Note from Doll Parts! “We have a limited edition Doll Parts X Chaos Coven jewelry collection in store (& online) for spooky season!”
Learn more about Kaiya on her website.
Follow @dollparts on Instagram.
Group Show INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm til late
Come meet new Fogue Gallery artists as well as Fogue favorites!
Featured Guest Sonya Rupnick (and West Seattle resident!)
“I have been interested in the natural world my whole life, and I find joy in seeing the tiny details in living things. As a child, I enjoyed books and the outdoors, and was influenced by the words and illustrations in stories like Watership Down, Charlotte’s Web, and The Wind in the Willows. I studied scientific illustration at the University of Washington and am a graphic designer. These paintings are little stories from a world where animals live a cozy, rural life, but one which is also sometimes unexpected and surprising. I try to portray them as living real, interesting lives, which we only see a portion of in each vignette. Each one has its own secret backstory.”
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
Jeanette Stofleth INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Jeanette is a lifelong artist who lives in Kirkland, WA. She creates mixed media surrealist impressionistic artworks on canvas.
Each exclusive piece is visualized or sparks from meditation, intuitive unity and from lucid dreaming. Jeanette’s purpose as an artist is to spread love, peace and happiness in the world.
Art appreciation can be both therapeutic and boundless to the artisan throughout the creative process and can also be greatly beneficial to the observer through their own personal perception experience. To observe the observer in both instances is to understand true unity eclipsed in the Self
Learn more about Jeanette’s work at her Instagram.
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!
Sandy Nelson INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-9pm
This exhibit features hand-pulled silkscreen prints. Each piece is comprised of several layers, each color being printed one at a time. There’s a freshness inherent in the flat shapes and bold colors. I start each piece with a pencil sketch to plan the layers and how the layers and colors will overlap and relate to each other. There are also some unexpected shapes and textures that emerge. The pieces share colors and themes: simple at first glance, more complex with time. Alight, aloft, adrift — and more. I will also be showing a series of small paintings that evoke wonder and joy.
Special Guest! From Sandy: “My daughter, Elsie (age 13), will join me in showing her original linoleum block prints: black ink on white paper, 5″ x 7″ in size. Original art for all!”
$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!
Last minute shipping complications means Mystery Made needs to cancel for this evening! Regrets – please check back next month!
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Dave Mampel INDOORS+RECEPTION 5:30-8pm
Iconic Seattle: Various stylized impressionistic pieces of iconic Seattle locations and a few Van Gogh-inspired pieces to celebrate Vincent during his interactive media show in Seattle.
David Mampel first started painting when he was an ordained minister in Idaho Falls, Idaho from 1988 to 1992, creating huge mixed media pieces using old photographs and paint to try and understand his life. At that time, he had written a poem imagining himself years later as an old painter and had painted an impressionist landscape that he gave to his sister Sara for her wedding that she still has hanging in her home. David was surprised and gratified that he sold a pastel of The Grand Tetons at a garage sale when he prepared to move from Idaho to California, but then forgot all about art. He was restless and seeking a creative life which eventually led him to leaving the ministry, and organized religion altogether. He then put down the paint brush, picked up the guitar and moved to California to be a rock star. The rock star morphed into a professional clown and for 25 years, David was, and is still known as “Daffy Dave” in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently in Seattle, Washington. It wasn’t until Dave felt bored with clowning in the Bay Area (partially because he felt he had mastered his act), that he started writing in earnest. He published his memoirs and then, inspired to become a full-fledged writer, began working on a novel about a modern alchemist. Five years passed and now the novel sits in a drawer because, one day when he let the novel cool, he picked up the paint brush just for fun and suddenly everything changed. That was early in 2016. David now resides in Seattle helping his elderly parents, while still clowning and painting as much as he can in his newly constructed art studio. David has sold over 150 paintings and now has a variety of genres ranging from impressionism to abstract. He’s had his paintings displayed in a juried show at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, The Longevity Institute in Los Gatos, the courthouse in Redwood City, The Down Gallery of Art in San Jose, and was a featured artist at University Art Store (also in Redwood City). David has shown his art in Washington State at the SeaTac Marriott and at solo shows in Seattle at Caffe’ Vita in Seward Park and at Cafe Luna on Vashon Island. He mostly sells his original work and reproductions online via social media, often shipping paintings to patrons all around the country and overseas, but he also sells pieces directly from his studio on Beacon Hill and at live art shows. David has also had his art on display at The Red Onion Tavern for the Madison Park Art Walk, Verity Credit Union (West Seattle Art Walk, two times), Caffe’Vita (Seward Park), and Victrola Coffee Roasters in 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!
4th Annual Holiday Invitational! INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm ’til late
Get inspired for the holiday season with the gorgeously curated small works at Capers! Tiny landscapes, distinctive expressions, quirkily charming fauna, in addition to Capers’ stunning selection of home style, ceramics, and ethical jewelry – so many beautiful ideas!
Learn more about Capers at their Instagram.
Jacquie Stock INDOORS+RECEPTION 6:30pm-8pm
Jacquie is an acrylic painter, living and painting in Seattle, Washington. In 2019, Jacquie began studying and practicing painting upon retirement from Seattle Children’s Hospital. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as imagined environments are current inspirations for a painting practice that cherishes vivid colors and forms. Through her paintings, Jacquie hopes to share indoor reminders that beauty and joy can be just one step outdoors or into our imaginations of positive possibilities.
Debbie Bianchi INDOORS + RECEPTION 5-8pm
I love painting flowers and birds, many of my paintings contain cherry blossoms and or magnolia blossoms. It took me a while to realize how much I love 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 strength, 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 that remind me of whimsical daydreams. Of course I have included my beloved birds, by painting them I am trying to share their freedom of motion and beautiful magic with my viewers. This body of work has been created to inspire an appreciation of natures indulgences in our natural eco systems and I hope to remind all of us to not take any of these gifts of nature for granted. Love your planet.My art has been published in many magazines and art books in addition to have many shows throughout the Pacific Northwest and I have participated in the New York Art Expo. I am honored to say my art has been included in several European private collections.
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.
Jake Prendez BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 9am-6pm
Flying Apron is hosting Q4 featured artist Jake Prendez, a West Seattle Chicano Artist, lecturer and owner of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery. Jake’s work is an amalgamation of my life experiences. It represents his Chicano background, his life lived back and forth from Los Angeles and Seattle, it represents love and heart break, oppression and resilience, laughter and tears. It’s as if he took all his life experiences, put in a blender and poured them out onto canvas.
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.
Claire Parrish Edwards INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5-8:30pm
Based our of Tacoma, Claire moved to the PNW from Mississippi. She fell in love with the visual arts because of the effects on the human brain and its ability to create community. This is how Claire has found her new community of artists and supporters! You can find her at Tacoma Night Markets, as well. This is Claire’s second time showing her work at Row House. We couldn’t get enough of all her great options at a variety of price points!
Devona Roy INDOOR+RECEPTION 5:30-7:00pm
I am a canvas, decor, attire, body art, mural, and DIY artist who will paint on pretty much anything paint will stick to. I love to paint with acrylic and or oils and typically will highlight the beauty that is black culture but also geek out about Disney or Marvel characters.
Jewelry Invitational + Small Works Show INDOORS+RECEPTION 4-7pm
Frances Smersh, Reeve Washburn, Ann Chikahisa, Adia Mei Jun Bobo, Andrea Haffner
A note from Click! This year’s annual Jewelry Invitational is a special one, for multiple reasons. For one thing, we’re expanding the scope to include other “Small Works,” not just wearable ones. What’s more, some of our featured jewelry is by Click! co-founder Frances Smersh. Made over the course of her 30 year career and pulled from the archives for a retrospective exhibition at her memorial this year, many pieces are available for the first time in decades.
Frances’s retrospective jewelry will be available in store only, starting Thursday Nov. 11, with the West Seattle Art Walk. The full show runs through the end of the year. Read more at our blog post here and here!
Windermere West Metro Real Estate Hosted by the Realtors
Ethan Jack Harrington INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Ethan Jack Harrington has been painting professionally for over 25 years. His home/studio is located in Kirkland, Washington.
Jet City Labs
Join us for the monthly edition of the collaboration between Clay Cauldron & Jet City Labs. A pop-up shop featuring creations from multiple artists in the new collaborative event space above Matador. Wine and snacks provided by Jet City Laboratory. that happens during the monthly West Seattle Art Walk (2nd Thursdays of each month).
Learn more about Jet City Labs at their website.
Andrea Lewicki constructs mixed media collages on paper with a sewing machine. The hands-on nature of the work stirs up memories from childhood and imaginative storytelling, and both are intertwined in visual, abstract compositions.
Sol Born / Sunchild Market 206-854-9735 sunchildmarket.com
instagram: @sunchildmarket Tik Tok: @sunchildmarket
Handcrafted one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. Inspired by nature and created to inspire. Sunchild creates necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with a mixture of new and reclaimed beads and pendants.
Lunar Mansion 206-323-1279 Lmansion@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/lunarmansionfashionfromorbit, https://www.instagram.com/lunar.mansion/,
Handmade fashion, accessories, and wood crafts.
Chas Redmond 202-316-3574 https://www.facebook.com/chas.redmond
The art is an abstract resulting from melting Crayola crayons in an oven on top of canvas, wood or copper plate. The crayons are arranged in a pattern which allows the molten crayon to flow and merge with the other molten colors. Think of the molten crayons as lava which freely flows wherever it can.
Food and Drink Special! $7.00 Art Walk Margarita – Just be sure to mention “The Art Walk Special!”
Stay tuned for upcoming exhibits!
$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)
Guilty Art INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-7pm
Please note: Artist is not able to attend
Guilty Art is a multi media artist who explores abstract art, photography and graphic design. November’s feature will be a display of colorful acrylic based abstract paintings,
Learn more about Guilty Art’s work at their Instagram.
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.
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GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Arbor Heights & Delridge
Paul Lewing and Kurt Johnson INDOORS + RECEPTION 5-8pm
A note from Loren: Paul Lewing, Kurt Johnson and I have backpacked and camped together every year since 1984. NW Treks is a bi-product of these experiences, set in paint, wood and clay.
Paul paints idealized, earned views in landscapes that conjure fantastical reality in Technicolor.
Kurt records the times of his life by carving/ creating sculptured vignettes that honor the reclaimed wood they emerge from and the places, people and activities of his environment.
In addition to Art Walk night, 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.
Celebrating Black Arts in the Northwest
We are excited to host Northwest Black curated by the amazing Jasmine Mahmoud and Vivian Phillips. Northwest Black highlights African, African American and Afro Latinx arts in the Pacific Northwest. Exhibition runs from November 6th to 28th. Gallery hours are Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm.