The April showers are bringing out all the stunning colors of the foliage and flowers as well as all the amazing artwork. As the world opens back up we have added new venues to visit and view all this exceptional art. Please join us on this month’s Art Walk on Thursday, April 14, from 5-8pm (check venues for specific times).
Art will on display at 36 participating businesses and you can enjoy a wide variety of “Art Walk Specials” at 15 bars, restaurants and cafes (Check out our Facebook post for more info). So grab a Walking Map at any of the participating businesses below to plan your route!
Please note: We will be updating the businesses and their artists as the week goes on. Please check back before April 14, Second Thursday evening!
Can’t Join on April 14? Our photography team will be covering some of the receptions and will post photos and a recap in a post Friday, April 15, on our Facebook account. Check out the social accounts of your favorite exhibiting business – they may post photos or video, 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 BethAnn Lawson whose art is on display at COMPASS Real Estate in April)
Walking Map for April 14 Art Walk!
Featured Q2 Artist! Congratulations to Sonya Rupnick, @sonyaseattle, whose charming, cheeky slice-of-life animal portrait Nice Legs graces the new poster and walking maps. Sonya is represented in West Seattle by Fogue Gallery. See her work in April, May and June, 2022, during business hours and on Second Thursdays.
Some thoughts from Sonya!
“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. I want you, the viewer, to make up your own stories about them, and I want you to see yourself or people you know in them.”
ALKI POINT & LUNA PARK
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Mark your calendar: LWPT will have a May Art Party! Details to come.
Food & Drink Special! $1 off our famous milkshakes on Art Walk night!
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Jenna Brechbiel INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
As a creative watercolor artist, Jenna strives to create beauty out of the chaos. Jenna’s paintings are created by vibrant washes of watercolor mixing together to create unique and unpredictable combinations. Then she molds and shapes the image and slowly builds while still highlighting the chaotic first layers. Life is unpredictable, live free.. paint free.
Jenna has been teaching watercolor since 2014 and has the privilege of working with many wonderful locations such as Bellevue College, South Seattle Community College , Daniel Smith , the Woman’s University Club (Seattle), Gage Academy and Antioch University.
Carmel Mercado WINDOW SHOW + BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 11am-5pm
Carmel Mercado is a self-taught Seattle-based artist on an unrelenting quest to celebrate life and joy with her community. With her use of bright, bold colors, patterns, speckled backgrounds, and whimsical child-like designs, Carmel aims to evoke happy bemusement, laughter, and a sense of gratitude for the otherwise magically mundane things in one’s day-to-day that create joy. For Carmel, some of those small daily joys include good food and good company (in the form of animal friends), two common themes in her art. Carmel works predominantly with acrylics and mixed media on canvas, but also creates digital children’s illustrations and indoor mural art. She has been a part of several juried shows and gallery exhibits throughout the Boston, Orlando, and Seattle areas and has received art commissions from institutions such as the City of Bellevue. Carmel’s punchy whimsical style has been heavily influenced by her time working with children as a board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist and from her travels around the world learning folk art and visiting wildlife habitats. In particular, Carmel draws a lot of influence from her time living in Japan. Carmel obtained her B.S. in Biology with a humanities concentration in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University. You can find her quirky ‘Magical Minis’ paintings celebrating the delectably small and cute at Zelda Zonk for the month of April.
Madison Churchill INDOORS AND RECEPTION 1pm – 8pm
Madison Churchill is a local artist from Seattle, Washington. She is inspired by the ocean and its inhabitants. A writer, hiker, diver, and painter, she loves using art as a tool to celebrate the sea and the natural world. She frequently uses black ink to do precise linework, but also enjoys painting with oil and watercolor and experimenting with black backgrounds. She can often be found tip-toeing through tidepools, searching for orcas, or freediving through kelp forests in the Salish Sea.
Learn more about Madison’s work at her Instagram, or website.
Kevin Ducoing INDOORS 3pm – 10pm
Thanks for taking a moment to view my work! Many of my works here reflect a life, or lives, that are captured in a moment of transparency; when our reason for existing is most recognizable. It is my hope that you find a story here in my work that speaks to you. Cheers, Kevin
Nahshon Joshua INDOORS + RECEPTION 2pm – 8pm
A multi-discipline artist, Nahshon Joshua explores figures with themes of Fantasy, Sci-fiction, and Religion. Using these 4 ingredients, Nahshon reconstructs socio-political issues into new stories.
The Kansas City native received a B.F.A. from Kansas State in ’20. There they became a two-time recipient of the Art Department Merit Scholarship. In June ’20, Nahshon moved to Seattle and 9 months later released the debut painting collection: Remember Our Protectors
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.
Our April pop-up artist is Reynaldo Candela of Sabor de Candela. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Reynaldo and pick up some of his brilliant cocktails mixes. Add explosion of flavor and spiciness into your favorite spirits, wine and mixers.
Amaranta Sandys INDOORS+RECEPTION, 5pm-8pm
Show name: Curanderas, Hechicheras y Herbolarias
These painting are visual narrative, depicting whimsical women, goddess, queens, calling for healing, harmony and re-connecting with ancient herbal wisdom. Each painting has a layer gold or silver glitter, where in many cultures, gold is a symbol of power, divinity, and immortality. All these painting have been created in the last year and half.
Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys is a South Seattle based Visual Artist. She was born and raised in Mexico City, but she calls the PNW her home. She is bilingual Art Educator, Youth Mural facilitator, an emerged Public Artist, Business entrepreneur, performer, community builder, gardener, mother of a teenager and a cat mama.
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
Meg Lester INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION Until 8pm
Hi my name is Megan and I make stained glass suncatchers. I am a self taught artist in and around the West Seattle area putting a spin on an old world art form. I’m influenced by my surroundings ,my love of pop culture and music.
Learn more about Megan’s work on her Instagram.
Follow @dollparts on their Instagram.
RobRoy Chalmers INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
Vast Space on Small Pages
Robroy Chalmers premieres a series of pieces ranging in size from 3″x 3″ up to 45″x 30″ floating randomly on the wall. The ebb and flow of light and time will force them to shift their position over the course of the show. One large piece will anchor the entire mass.
Enjoy meeting and sharing a glass of Champagne with our Fogue Gallery Artists and discussing their new work.
Learn more about Fogue Gallery work at their Facebook, Instagram , webpage or youtube video. Read more about owner Patti Curtis’ return home to West Seattle and the history of Fogue in our Business Spotlight on Fogue Gallery!
Also, new art from our Fogue Gallery artist members!
Masks and vaccinations required
- 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
LARS GESING FINE ART NATURE IMAGES (New to Art Walk!)
Lars just opened his brand-new fine art nature photography gallery in March and is excited to join the Art Walk! His intimate nature imagery captures the sense of coming home we feel when we witness nature at her best. His artworks are an invitation to create a comfortable escape for your busy mind in your home, office or corporate building.
Billy Kincaid INDOORS+RECEPTION 4-8pm
$5.00 House red & white, $1 off on-tap beers, 5pm to close.
$1 off glass of wine on Art Walk night!
Jordan Kay INDOORS + RECEPTION 6pm – 8pm
Jordan Kay is a West Seattle-based award-winning freelance illustrator and designer. Her Instagram handle is @msjordankay. Framed and non-framed prints will be for sale.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Julija Naskova INDOORS + RECEPTION 5:30pm-8pm
Americans: Portraits is a series of photographs produced between 2012 and 2014 of American people in studio settings. Inspired by different portraiture styles, these images of ordinary people recall portraits of movie stars, royalty and contribute a fabled uniqueness to each subject. Applied was a variety of media such as large format film, medium format film, 35 mm film and digital photography.
Julija Naskova’s teenage years passion for photography has led her to film studies and work in the entertainment industry, and her later transition into digital media and design. Photography has remained her favorite creative outlet and an ongoing source of creative inspiration.
Babs Fulton INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm to Close
Babs acrylic paintings display her love of modern/pop art combined with science, Seattle architecture, math, high tech, English slang, all mixed together with a quirky fun outlook on life.
Leon Lowman and C.A. Pierce INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
Capers Home is pleased to host both C.A. Pierce and Leon Lowman for both April and May Art Walks.
Please join us for a delightfully brilliant showcase.
Claire Parrish INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Tacoma, WA based contemporary artist, Claire Parrish Edwards, has been honing her skills in multimedia painting for the past 4 years. Originally an actress and songwriter, Claire discovered a love for painting during her time as an artistic intern with The Hard Places Community and as a set painter for her local theatre
Learn more about Claire’s work on her website.
COMPASS REAL ESTATE (Art Walk Partner)
Beth Ann Lawson INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
I’ve been painting nearly all my life. Well, professionally “arting” anyway. As a young girl, I often accompanied my father into “the city” from the East Bay, helping him lug his many gorgeous, oil painted canvases and heavy easels from the large trunk of his blue Maverick into the colorful atmosphere and characters of the Embarcadero Square. A street artist in San Francisco, my father surrounded himself each and every weekend with authentic working/starving artists and craftsmen. Those years of raw creativity and sacrifice for one’s art left its indelible impression.
Jessie Summa Russo INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-7:30pm
Small mixed media works on cradled wood panels. Previous shows in West Seattle include Viscon Cellars and Hotwire. Next show is at Wild Rose’s Antiques for the month of June.
BIO Jessie Summa Russo is a visual artist, designer, and musician based in West Seattle. She studied printmaking and painting at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
Priyanka Parmanand INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-7pm
Just in time for Spring, this show has bright and vibrant florals. It goes together with the warm vibe of Darby Winery where everything seems cozy and joyful; where people meet and make memories. Where they share moments of laughter and love!
Art Walk Special: $2 off tasting flight during West Seattle Art Walk, 5-8pm. Reference this special when you reserve your tasting table.
T. Frick McNamara INDOORS+RECEPTION 5-8pm
During Art Walk, bin 41 wine has 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).
Studio News! New floral series mixed media paintings will be debuting at Art Walk. A perfect pairing with a Bin41 Wine for the loved ones in your life.
MEET THE ARTIST:
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 an artistic journey through her diverse array of artwork!
Georgia Barber INDOOR SHOW AND RECEPTION 5PM-7PM
Georgia Barber is a New Zealand mixed media artist who has been living in the US for almost 3 years. Her passion for designing and carving pattern, printmaking, collage and texture are consistent threads throughout her work. This current body ‘Envisage Peace’ is a collection of odes, meditations, and prayers for world peace which she began in late February for Flying Apron. ‘It is my emotional response not only to the situation in the Ukraine but for conflicts and the displacement of people everywhere’. Georgia’s work can also be seen at Burien Press and Anchored Ship Coffee in Ballard.
Learn more about Georgia’s work on her Instagram .
Vanessa Ly-Nguyen INDOORS 4pm-7pm. Business hour display only.
Because expressions make the best impressions…Originally a Boston-based architect / artist, I have ventured my way to Seattle to explore what everyone calls the “west coast vibes” in a continuation to indulge in my obsessive passion –illustrating the intriguing puzzles of my mind. Trained with the rigor mindset of one profession yet adapted to the abstract of another has created this fixation of intertwining mechanics and organics as reflected in many of my subject matters; there is always the interest of engaging the rigidity of one element that is typically man-made with the looseness of another that is part of our nature to create a composition where characteristics of both are shared and equalized. With a playful heart in mind, hopefully each piece can compel the viewers to question why?
Kate Wolf– INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
I love connections to place and people through art. I stumbled into making altered Polaroid pictures in 1999 in Provincetown, MA. I had a Polaroid 600 and a pair of scissors. I’d snap the shot, cut around the edges of the image, peel off the top layer and interrupt the development. It was as if the picture was transported back in time: the colors remained muted, crackles appeared, and a fiery seal wrapped the border. It was exciting to compose an image but also be able to manipulate it on the spot to accomplish something that really wasn’t within the capabilities of the old Polaroid. Then in 2008, Polaroid folded and stopped making the film. The altered Polaroids literally became sealed in the past. This happened right at the rise of digital filters – which could generate similar effects – and other instant film and cameras which didn’t respond to the guerrilla method with the scissors. It was disappointing, but there was also something poetic about the medium itself becoming something that could not be recreated.
Learn more about Kate’s work at her Instagram account.
Food & Drink Special!
10% off during Art Walk until closing.
Katie Dean INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Learn more about Katie’s work at her Instagram.
T.Frick INDOOR SHOW+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
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 in 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 transferred into a career in design and led her into the field of Landscape Architecture. 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. They just seem to end up on the canvas! No painting is ever planned. She begins with freedom of expression and movement, mark-making with no preset destination. After multiple sessions, a painting will eventually 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, her wine shop bin 41 wine, and join her on an artistic journey through her diverse array of artwork!
Artist Pop Up Event! Betty Zou Art, Chas Redmond, The Clay Cauldron, and Katie Dean Art INDOOR SHOW and RECEPTION 5pm-8pm.
Betty Zou Art: I make art for the home. Using bold, vibrant colors, my painting are modern and often joyful. I paint whimsical landscapes, modern designs on terracotta pots and bold abstracts. Learn more about Betty’s art at her Instagram and website.
Chas Redmond: Molten crayon art on canvas and copper plates. Art produced is both colorful and enjoyably abstract. Learn more about Chas’s art at his Facebook page.
The Clay Cauldron is a small, private pottery studio that will be offering classes for up to 4 students at a time. Open studio time, kiln firings, studio use and private instruction options available. Learn more about the Clay Cauldron at their website.
Katie Dean Art: Katie is a printmaker who creates colorful imagery from hand carved linoleum blocks that originate from hand drawn sketches. Her main subjects are floral, landscape, and most recently, figurative. She prints her multi-layered block pints on a letterpress in Tacoma, WA. Learn more about Katie’s art at her Instagram, Facebook and website.
Food and Drink Special! $7.00 Art Walk Margarita – Just be sure to mention “The Art Walk Special!”
Eric Chan BUSINESS HOUR DISPLAY ONLY 3pm-11pm.
Please note: Artist is not able to attend.
My artwork combines ink line drawing and oil painting on unprimed wood surfaces. I paint on off-cut wood because each piece possesses its own distinct composition that offers unanticipated challenges in the process of both drawing and painting. Unlike traditional paper, canvas, or digital space, scrap wood has no standard, blank white default setting. The human body has the same experience as wood, it never exists as a neutral, static object without context. Both are always aged and dynamically aging, rich with unique imperfections, random dimensions, and unexpected varieties of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures
Food and Drink Special! $1 off of a beer on Art Walk night.
Food & Drink Special! $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.
Brought to you by the Morgan Community Association
Canna West Seattle (Art Walk Partner)
New artists every month moving forward as everything begins to open back up and transition back to normal.
Brandi Bryan Designs INDOOR SHOW+RECEPTION 5pm-7pm
Artist Statement: The world is full of many forms of expression. Some people use words or music to communicate. Brandi uses her paint brush. Her art speaks to the eye in the same way music reverberates the ears… both communicating from her heart and emotions to your own. An artist that is self-taught, passionate, emotional, and driven for greatness. Miss Bryan uses eloquent, bold strokes reflective of the raw beauty of the world around her. Talented and authentic evoking the history of a life lived full. Each moment captured with the power of an expressive canvas and dramatic smear of color combinations. Her range knows no bounds. To own a work by her would be to have a timeless piece of her soul, as she puts herself completely into each work of art.
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This month’s Art Walk Thursday will also be our first regular Thursday wine tasting in over two years! We will be pouring Italian wines imported by Alki-based Small Vineyards. Stop by and meet our artist, check out her artwork, and sample some great Italian wines!
Kate Flückinger INDOOR SHOW 5pm-8pm
Seattle born Kate Flückinger works in oils. Her paintings evolve intuitively into abstracted landscapes and figures. She is drawn to organic matter and processes and liminality, an ambiguous state of between. She strives to convey a kind of meaningful chaos, joining the meticulousness of brushwork and color with an uninhibited physicality to develop compositions. Since 2007, Kate has volunteered providing confidential emotional support to women living in prison through a program that was suspended due to the pandemic. For this show, 10% of all sales of her art will directly support programs benefiting the children of incarcerated women.
Learn more about Kate’s work at her website.
Pam Hemmerling INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-9pm
Becoming an artist later in life and without formal training, I have found that the creative journey surprises and brings joy in unexpected ways. I primarily paint figures, portraits, and abstracts using acrylic paint but rarely start on a smooth canvas. To build up layers and texture I use vintage book paper, fabric, and other ephemera. Living in West Seattle for the past 25 years I continue to be inspired by the ordinary beauty found in each day. Through my art, I hope to touch the viewer in a meaningful way, forming a connection by sharing a compelling narrative of vulnerability and strength.
Welcome to our newest Art Walk restaurant! Half-price Appetizers on Art Walk Night!
Karen Johnson, Glenda Weibel and Laurel Donkervoet BUSINESS HOURS ONLY 9am-6pm
About the Artists Please note: artists will not be present as exhibit is business hours only.
I’m fascinated with exploring the biodiversity of our world. My goal is for my art to serve as a reminder to us all that the world is full of many wonders, and we should share it wisely. My current work is all created on an iPad Pro, mostly just using a finger or two directly on the screen, sometimes using a stylus for detail work. My graphic design background is evident in my art — I thrive on colors, shapes, patterns and textures. Fluid strokes and a sense of movement are the basis for my style.
Calendars and notecards of my work will be available.
Glenda is a watercolor artist who has lived in West Seattle for over 20 years. She loves the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor, but has recently been exploring ways to free watercolor paintings from being framed behind glass. Several of the pieces in this show are done on archival tissue paper and mounted on a canvas and finished with varnish. This technique maintains the freshness of watercolor, yet sets it free from glass. She also enjoys using traditional watercolor paper and some of those are also in the show.
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.
Closed for Art Walk this month. Check back next month!
Check back later for Open Studio news!
GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Arbor Heights
Rain City Instructors’ Show INDOORS SHOW & RECEPTION 5PM-8PM
Artists: Granite Calimpong, Jess Lee, Finn Park, Anika Major, Deb Schwartzkopf, Jen Mills, Bill Gravengood, Brooke Felix, Clovy Tsuchiya, Hayley Reed
Rain City Clay offers clay classes for all levels, a firing service for local potters, & private artist studios. We are a vibrant creative community passionate about working with clay. Our offerings are aimed at cultivating imagination, bringing people together, and facilitating a space where everyone has a place to foster their creative side in West Seattle, WA. Rain City Clay had it’s Grand Opening on April 2nd, and classes began on April 4th. We are presenting a grouping of works by our fantastic instructors for our first Art Walk. Each of our 10 instructors have included one of their ceramic works for display and for sale. Our participating instructors are Deb Schwartzkopf, Granite Calimpong, Jess Lee, Finn Park, Anika Major, Bill Gravengood, Jen Mills, Brooke Felix, Clovy Tsuchiya, and Hayley Reed.