There is even more joy and excitement to be had this holiday season in West Seattle! Join us to celebrate at our Holiday Art Walk on Thursday, December 9th, 5pm ’til late. Bring your family to enjoy artwork and live music – and see if you can spy Santa Claus strolling around the Junction. He’s ready for some Selfies! Follow the beautiful, illuminated luminarias to support favorite merchants and eateries along California Avenue, many of whom will be open late for your holiday shopping pleasure. Art will be displayed at over 40 participating businesses! And enjoy “Art Walk Specials” at 12 bars, restaurants and cafes (Check out our Facebook post for more info). There will be The Art of Music at two venues, Great American Diner & Bar in Alaska Junction and Copper Coin in Admiral (details at link). So grab a Walking Map at any of the participating businesses below to plan your route. 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 December: 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 Lorrie Brogan, showing at Wild Rose’s Home)
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. You can see Jake’s work 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
Look for Art Walk updates in 2022!
$1 off our famous milkshakes on Art Walk night!
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Brittany Philbin INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
She Answered the Call of the Wild!
Brittany Noelle is the founding/principal artist of PNW Orca Pod Squad Photography. Raised in the green mountains of Vermont, her love of nature began as a child while exploring the wilds of Acadia National Park in Maine. After witnessing their breaching in the Salish Sea her love of whales was solidified. Now a whale enthusiast and conservation activist, when not focused on the challenges of a Level I Trauma Center Emergency Department, she spends countless hours along the west coast documenting these majestic creatures. You can usually find her with her camera on land or a boat along the shores of the Pacific, venturing to the San Juan Islands or Vancouver Island. As a wildlife photographer, naturalist and conservation advocate she enjoys connecting people with her local ecosystem and the animals that call the Salish Sea and the Pacific Northwest home.
Babs Fulton WINDOW SHOW + BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 11am-6pm
Babs explored collage art combined with how much we all love our pets! It’s almost winter and you see so many dogs wearing high fashion clothing. Sooooo – what if dogs, cats, and a salmon (?!) raided our closets and accessories when we were not home. Here is “their” fashion show result! “Babs is inspired by the digital age that has become the core fuel of how we live our life today.” Computer programming – or better said writing code is a beautiful art form in my eyes. I’ve been an artist since pre-school and I continue to embrace all types of painting, photography, collage, paper mache, sculpture, and writing to create my art. I’m a huge sci-fi freak who loves the unknown of space exploring, planets, robots, and this mystery is showcased in much of my art. My acrylic paintings also display my love of modern/pop combined with science, Seattle architecture, math, high tech, English slang, and of course my personal outlook applied to the subject at hand.
Learn more about Bab’s work at her Instagram, Facebook and website.
Join us for Art of Music! Enhance your meal with the sirenic alt-folk stylings of Veronica Malki. Her acoustic program of rich vocals and her radiant, lovable presence have been said to “guide listeners on a rapturous journey of emotion and spirit.”
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!”
Festival of Trees OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ART WALK NIGHT 8am-8pm
We are pleased to be featuring 13 beautifully decorated holiday trees. Ten of them are donated by local businesses and families: Circa Neighborhood Grill & Ale House, All State, Women of Rotary, Waid Law, American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle, Illusions Hair Design, Kjersti T. Stroup attorney at law, Martha Sildo and so many more! The trees will be auctioned off at our gala that night but all West Seattle Art Walk patrons are welcome to come view them before they go to their new homes.
Check out the West Seattle Blog for more pictures of these splendid trees.
Special note from Brookdale Admiral Heights: We are collecting donations for the West Seattle Food Bank this evening, bin is at our front entrance!
Helena Rogers INDOORS + RECEPTION 3pm to 10pm
Helena Rogers is a self-taught oil painter who first picked up a paintbrush 8 years ago on a whim; her car just drove her to the art supply store without a plan and a life love was found. Henry Miller wrote a book, “To Paint is to Love Again.” The title says it all and this was very true for Helena – she was hooked at the first brush stroke. In 2020, the Burien Arts Association awarded her with Artist of the Year.
Liz Moody INDOORS + RECEPTION 2pm – 8pm
My latest body of work explores the intentional disintegration and abstraction of a still life scene, eliciting a feeling of beginning, a profound sense of nourishment and newness. The warm cradle of a burgeoning kaleidoscopic natural environment evokes calm but reminds the viewer of times rapidity and the constant annihilation cycle of the natural world. We see the energy of the paint as moving object, and hold onto it for a moment before the decay.
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, 5pm-8pm
In The Garden
We’ve got a very special Art Walk this week! Lauren Quist of @lauren.quist.art will
be with us talking about her incredible work.
We’ll also have special guest Kyle from @bluefishglassstudios with a POP-UP of his modern stained glass treasures. His work is INCREDIBLE (swipe to see). And, of course wine from @mollysbottleshop.
This Thursday from 5-8pm at WEND at 3278 California Avenue SW! I’ve also got some newly finished pieces of jewelry available, new bitty spoons from@catherinegrisez and new salts from @wrensculinarysalts so the gifting opportunities are REAL!
Stop on by and celebrate December with us!
Follow WENDspace’s art conversation at their Instagram.
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.
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Thomas Patrick BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 8am-5pm
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.
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.
Learn more about Emily on her Instagram.
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Group Show and HOLIDAY ART MARKET! INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm ’til late
Lots of great holiday gift ideas, champagne, cider and artists!
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
Jake Prendez INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
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.
Welcome to our newest partner, and the team at Dr. Michael Korn DDS
Carla Dreams INDOORS+RECEPTION 6-8pm
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
Jonathan R Hodge INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
As a painter, I’m inspired by the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. As a New Orleans native impacted by Hurricane Katrina, I was very moved by the thousands who lost lives, family or belongings. And with the increasing abundance of such natural disasters, as well as man-made ones, I feel constantly challenged to find glimmers of hope in these struggles, and to paint them as realistically and with as much compassion as possible. With respect to these themes, I find inspiration in painters like Rembrandt, Gericault and Mancini and modern masters such as Steven Assael, Max Ginsburg and Odd Nerdrum. I believe art has the power to move people and that the most effective, beautiful and truthful way to do that is through realism.
Learn more about Jonathan’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!
Jimbo Phillips INDOORS + RECEPTION 4-8PM
Throwback ‘Mystery’ Mariners baseball cards that are reinterpreted with original art/characters. This team is out to take names and push for victories. Limited edition artist T-Shirts and Hats will also be available for sale the night of the show as well. Meet Jimbo Phillips, an artist from Santa Cruz, California, who was born and raised in the art world. His father, Jim Phillips, designed all the artwork for Santa Cruz Skateboards in the 70’s and 80’s and was the creator of the iconic “Screaming Hand” logo. At an early age, Jimbo Phillips began working for his father doing graphics for the skateboard industry, creating eye-popping artwork for t-shirt designs, decals, magazine ads, and skateboards. In the early 90s, Jimbo started his own graphic art business continuing to work for skateboard companies as well as other major brands such as Toyota, Nike, Snickers and Volcom.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Jacquie Stock INDOORS+RECEPTION 5:00-8pm
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.
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.
Lorrie Brogan INDOORS+RECEPTION 6:30pm-8:30pm
I am excited to show a new series of paintings for the December West Seattle Art Walk. The series titled “Ladies…All” will be at Wild Rose’s, 4529 California Avenue SW, Seattle. You’re invited to the opening reception on Thursday December 9, 2021 5pm to 8pm. I will also be showing some new collage and mixed media pieces. Hope to see you there!
The artwork will be available for viewing at Wild Rose’s throughout the month of December.
COMPASS REAL ESTATE
Nichole DeMent INDOORS + RECEPTION 5-9pm
Nichole DeMent is an artist, cultural producer and creativity coach with a passion for bringing people together to empower individuals and communities. With nearly two decades of arts leadership experience in Seattle’s non-profit arts, she enjoys finding ways to elevate creativity in society as a whole.
Nichole received a BA in 2002 from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis inFine Art Photography and Art History. She studied prehistoric and 20th century modern and contemporary art, as well as global cultural myths and archetypes. Travels exploring prehistoric rock art and cave paintings in Greece, Crete, Italy and France began her ongoing exploration of the creative impulse. Why must we create? What is at the heart of creativity?
She has taught at higher education institutions in the Pacific NW region including Pacific Lutheran University and Cornish College of Art, and also managed educational and archiving programs for artists at Artist Trust in Seattle.
Her personal artworks are included in many collections including the Swedish Medical Center Art Collection, New Mexico’s Museum of Encaustic Art, and private collections across the world. Her artwork is represented at Seattle Art Museum’s SAM Gallery.
Michael Warlum INDOORS+RECEPTION 4:30pm-7:30
Michael has been painting in acrylic paints for the last twenty five years and has shown his work thru out the city. He holds a doctorate degree and is the author of numerous published books and articles.
Michael has been an amazing volunteer at the Discovery Shop for many years.
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 and six visiting artists INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Holiday Artist Pop Up!
Bin 41 wine is hosting our first ever artist popup for ART WALK – December edition! ! In addition to new paintings from T. Frick Art, you’ll get to meet six other local artists from varying mediums. We’ll have jewelry, photography, digital art on wood and acrylic, fused glass, and T’s creations! For our ‘gnome in the home’ fans, there will be a new stash available for purchase at the event!
During Art Walk, bin 41 wine will also have a wine tasting available by reservation! We’ll be sharing a medley of NW wines with you including a new Pinot Noir Blanc! Email us to schedule a tasting appointment. Available times are every half hour from 5-7 pm (note, we are open an hour later for art walk). Tasting fee is $15 per person ($10 on a purchase of $30 or more).
MEET THE ARTISTS:
T. Frick Art – paintings
T. Frick is a self-taught artist and female entrepreneur. She is a licensed Landscape Architect with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Art has always been a key part of T’s life, even as a young child. But it was her training in the architectural field that advanced her drafting, sketching, and painting style. Growing up, T. could be found wandering the backwoods with one of her resident pups or when indoors, she occupied her time with drawing, painting, or other creative hobbies. Her love of nature and the outdoors led to a career in design. When not working, you’ll typically find her creating — colors, shapes, textures, and movement creatively come to mind, manifesting into abstract, typically landscape, visions. T. will tell you she dreams in trees. No painting is ever planned. She begins with freedom of expression and movement, marking making with no preset destination. Sessions in, a painting will begin to reveal itself and navigate towards its intended vision. T. is currently working in oil and cold wax, acrylic, and mixed media in an abstract, expressive style. Her paintings are typically smaller in size with larger works on the horizon. Commissions at any scale are available upon request. Check out T’s website and join her on a artistic journey through her diverse array of artwork!
GMR Creates – jewelry
Husband-and-wife jewelry artists Gerry and Melissa Montgomery Rasch met in Idaho (where Gerry is from but Melissa is a Seattle, Washington native) and have spent most of their lives in the Pacific Northwest. A three-year stint in Arizona resulted in their appreciation and enjoyment of Native American art. Gerry has worked many careers and is currently in the wine and hospitality industry in the Salem area, currently working in the tasting room at Bjornson Vineyard. He has made furniture from barn wood, and is now making jewelry with beads, lapidary, precious metal clay, polymer clay, driftwood or anything that captures his imagination. Melissa is currently a Pharmacist at Fred Meyer in Albany, Oregon. She comes from a family of artists and grew up around art. Like Gerry, Melissa spent time working with furniture but instead of building she refinished. Rock hounding while visiting relatives in southern Idaho led her to a strong interest in stones. Beads and wire wrap are now current interests. Gerry and Melissa have two adult children and make their home in Salem, Oregon.
“I like to make things. My inspiration can come from a trip through the Willamette Valley or a trip to Goodwill. Melissa and I collaborate on pieces and it’s an interest that we really enjoy sharing.”
– Gerry Rasch
Jon Shields Photography – photographer
Jon Shields is a West Seattle based photographer specializing in landscape, nature, and concert photography. Jon’s interest in photography began when he was 12, using his father’s and grandfather’s 35mm rangefinder film cameras. He got his first single lens reflex film camera for his 13th birthday, and shortly afterwards his photos were featured in his junior high school and high school yearbooks and high school newspaper in New York, NY. Jon began photographing rock concerts while in college, shooting performances by Heart, Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, and Linda Ronstadt, among others, for the Cornell Concert Commission. His photos of the band Renaissance were used in promotional materials for their tours in the late 1970s. More recently, in addition to photographing Seattle cityscapes and nature images from hikes throughout the Pacific Northwest, Jon has been shooting Seattle area local bands. Six of Jon’s photos were used for Vashon Island based band Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory’s debut CD, With a Bullet, released in May 2016. Jon will be presenting a talk on his concert photography techniques at an upcoming meeting of the Seattle Area Photoshop Users Group (SEAPUG) at Adobe’s offices in Fremont in the fall of 2016.
Jon Shields Photography
The Basement Archives – wood art
Artist and owner Alecia Burke designs and creates digital art which then becomes stunning wood and acrylic creations! Alecia lovingly cuts and engraves each item on a laser, she then assembles and finishes each piece with mineral oil to highlight the natural beauty of each wood. The Basement Archives is based in West Seattle, we are proud to use partially recycled wood from a local Seattle wood shop.
Maia Strong – author
Eons ago, aka the 1980s, Maia developed a fondness for writing about boys who love boys, but it was only when she discovered slash fanfiction that she realized there was a vast audience who enjoyed reading about them. Thus was a love affair born. Her first true literary love is fantasy. It’s inescapable when you’re 10 the first time you read The Lord of the Rings. But growing up on a steady diet of Star Trek and Star Wars made her fall equally in love with science-fiction. As a result, no matter what story she’s writing, she writes them in the many fantastical realms that fall under the umbrella of Speculative Fiction. At present, this includes a space opera, a steampunk, and numerous fantasy romances, as well as a new cozy paranormal series set in contemporary Seattle, Presence Unknown, Paranormal Investigators. Off the page, Maia works in theatre, trains and performs aerial circus, bellydances, and watches lots of sci-fi TV and murder mysteries. She enjoys traveling and hanging out with her husband and felines. She loves baseball, daffodils, grey skies, Shakespeare, and a damned fine cup of coffee.
Brent Archer – author
Brent Archer was born in Spokane, Washington, where he lived most of his adolescent life. At eighteen, he left for Seattle to attend the University of Washington for Electrical Engineering. It quickly became apparent he wasn’t cut out for science, so he switched his major to International Studies with a minor in History. After graduation, he worked several accounting jobs as he pursued a career in musical theater and dance. Once thirty hit, however, he decided to focus on numbers, getting a certificate in accounting. Though writing most of his life, he never thought to submit his work for publication until, in 2012, when he visited his cousin, Delilah Devlin. With her “gentle” prodding, he wrote and submitted a short story for an anthology. Lo and behold, it sold right away. With the encouragement of Delilah, his other romance author first cousin, Elle James, and his husband, Brent embarked on a writing career and joined the family business, becoming the third romance novelist of five grandchildren. He’s loving the journey, finding inspiration and a story everywhere he goes, whether it be the local coffee shop, driving through the States, or riding the train exploring the world.
SuLuNa Glass Studio Artists – fused glass
SuLuNa is a group of artists. We’ll be joined by Cindy Mulliken at the pop up. Cindy is the Manager of Suluna Glass Studios and a fused glass artist with specialities in jewelry and yard art monoliths. She prides herself on creating the mosaic-like-monoliths by patiently placing scrap pieces meticulously into the pattern she is creating. Her art is vibrant and colorful!
Hannah Sarfraz BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 4pm-5pm
Hannah Sarfraz is a hyper realistic artist who works primarily in colored pencils. She produces smooth and colorful pieces for any living space. Hannah loves to create custom pieces for your home, so feel free to reach out with any commission requests. For information on commissions, email email@example.com
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 December 26th 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.
Ellen Zrimsek INDOORS + RECEPTION, 5:30-8pm
Ellen Zrimsek is a West Seattle artist currently exploring oil + cold wax medium. The images in this show are bold, colorful and flowing nature abstracts that hint of corals, fishes, birds and leaves. 50% of sales will be donated to the Ocean Conservancy to help protect aquatic species and remove plastics from the seas.
Lauryn’s Essential Crafts INDOOR+RECEPTION 5-7:30pm
Lo likes to create art works through nostalgia, current events and her spirituality. Her pieces are acrylic medium on canvas with a use of vibrant eye catching colors and designs.
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.
Windermere West Metro Real Estate Hosted by the Realtors
Damian Puggelli INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
Puggelli expresses himself artistically through drawing, oil painting, watercolor, printmaking, goldsmithing, woodcraft, sculpture, photography and digital art. These mediums have given him the opportunity to collaborate with talented people in and outside of the traditional art world. Recent projects include an interactive puzzle exhibit at the Planet Word Museum in Washington D.C. and with game creators at Lone Shark Games. Puggelli describes his artistic style as enthusiastic, and enjoys pushing the limits of each medium, bringing a playfulness to his work.
Special note from Windermere! We are also featuring gift tags and cards from Chloe Gubata, Jewelry from Christy Kruse, and handmade soaps from Paula Gibbons. All for purchase, for holiday gift giving!
Jet City Labs
Jet City INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
JET CITY CAULDRON
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).
Penguina Designs will be bringing colorful jewelry woven from glass and thread, bold necklaces with vintage style, and sweet little earrings for holiday gifting!
Tim’s Terrariums, Instagram
Terrariums are a beautiful, interesting and creative way to keep plants in the home. Whether you’re looking for a desktop companion, a contemporary way to liven up your home
Anna Sparks combines analog photography and other found images into her mixed media pieces that reflect her environment and social atmosphere. Using intuition to guide her process, her style reflects street art, which she was immersed in NYC, and graphic design, which she studied at Western Washington University.
Fine paper goods, including holiday cards and packaging, as well as beaded jewelry and fabric goods.
Gigi makes one of a kind analog collage art made from recycled materials
Chas Redmond 202-316-3574 Facebook .
Canvas and copper plates featuring molten crayon creating colorful and dynamic abstract art.
I create from passion and my selfcare from beach combing on Alki. My art mobiles are made from seaglass found on Alki. I also have a variety of other art pieces like block prints, watercolors and seaglass mosaics.
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.
Join us for Art of Music! Enjoy your Art Walk Food & Drink Specials with a stirring performance by legendary folksinger Jim Page. Named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History,” Jim shares his “searing, compassionate lyrics… for both the mind and soul.”
$6 AW cocktails, $ 5.50/2 beers (Stella, IPA bottle), $3.50 assorted hard seltzers, $9.95 classic burger ‘n brew, $19.95 large Mimosa pitcher.
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)
Jules of Wolfmoon Designs INDOOR SHOW+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
For the December West Seattle Art Walk, Canna West Culture Shop will be featuring local artist/healer Jules of Wolfmoon Designs. In addition, there will be an in-store vendor day, featuring woman owned hemp CBD company, Healthy Roots.
Stop by to explore the healing art of Wolfmoon Designs and CBD products by Healthy Roots. This is also a great time to drop off items for Canna’s holiday drive for Camp 2nd Chance.
About the Featured Artist: Jules is a Native of West Seattle and makes creations with all natural materials including crystals, geodes, and petrified wood. Each item has been made with the purpose to protect, heal and guide its user. Jules sometimes has a hard time letting go of the stones used in her creations because she has such an appreciation for these beautiful elements provided from the earth.
About Featured Vendor: Healthy Roots® Hemp provides hemp-derived full-spectrum hemp extract oil products that are made to improve health, help ease aches and discomfort, and enhance day-to-day life. Our team believes in and embodies our mission wholeheartedly. We are seasoned in all avenues, from the cultivation of hemp to formulating recipes with extensive knowledge on all forms of cannabinoids, providing an incomparable product for the market. From your pets to your grandmother and everyone in between, we have something for everyone.
More details about the holiday drive can be found here: https://westseattleblog.com/2021/11/you-can-help-canna-west-seattles-holiday-donation-drive-for-camp-second-chance/
Pamela Ware BUSINESS HOUR DISPLAY ONLY, 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!
Laurel Donkervoet BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 9am-6pm
Please note: Artist is unable to attend.
About the Artist
Laurel Donkervoet is a Washington native, born and raised in Puyallup. She moved to Seattle to attend school at Seattle Pacific University seventeen years ago to study apparel design and has been here ever since. She’s lived in West Seattle for the last ten years with her husband and three children where she spends her free time exploring the beautiful world of watercolor painting.
We will see you in 2022!
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GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Arbor Heights & Delridge
Open from 10am-8pm
Lynn DiNino, Cheryl deGroot, Reid Ozaki, Loren Lukens, Dick Weiss
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!
The Last Christmas Show!
The Usual Suspects gather for the last time in our 25th Annual Holiday Art Show in beautiful downtown Arbor Heights. After a Grand opening weekend, the gallery still has a lot to see and appreciate. We are open every Saturday in December 10-5.
Lynn DiNino’s website
Loren Luken’s Instagram
Reid Ozaki’s Instagram
Special note from Loren: “This is our last Art Walk event before we close the gallery and move to California. The last of my pottery made in Seattle is available for the next two weeks before it is gone forever.”
Fun Fact! Jake Prendez, founder, is the West Seattle Art Walk featured artist for the quarter.
All Art $100 & Under!
Holiday Art Show: 36 Artists! 60+ Art Pieces!
We are excited to host our popular holiday art show Exhibition runs until December 24th. Gallery hours are Thu-Sun 12pm-6pm.