Kick off enjoying West Seattle’s Summerfest during the Thursday night Art Walk. The Alaska Junction streets will be closed from noon on Thursday through Sunday, making strolling to the art walk venues a breeze! Summerfest vendors will be setting up their booths in the street preparing for the weekend’s festivities. To find out more about Summerfest visit their website and plan your fun filled weekend. There will be music, art, food and a community wall mural. https://westseattlesummerfest.com/ The Art Walk this month will be on Thursday, July 15, from 5-8pm (check venues for specific times).
Art will be on display at over 50 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!
Additionally This Month: The Art of Music!
Enjoy the exciting sounds of of Naby Camera’s West African beat and the enchanting music of Alyria Miller’s classical pedal harp during this month’s Art Walk!
Art of Music is back with a series of free musical performances to enhance our much-loved Second Thursday Art Walk Evenings thanks to the dedicated coordination and planning of volunteer John Redenbaugh. See post below at Welcome Road Winery and Key Bank (SEE POST HERE: https://wsartwalk.org/2022/06/11/art-of-music-july-art-walk/ ) for more information about performances in the Alaska Junction and the Admiral Junction/greater Admiral neighborhood. Musicians will perform from 6-7:45 pm.
Partial funding by: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture for performances in the Alaska Junction.
Special thanks go to the Admiral Neighborhood Association as a Supporting Sponsor for a donation to help underwrite The Art of Music events in the Admiral neighborhood.
Please note: We will be updating the businesses and their artists as the week goes on. Please check back before July 14, Second Thursday evening!
Can’t Join on July 14? Our photography team will be covering some of the receptions and will post photos and a recap in a post Friday, July 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.
Walking Map for July 15 Summerfest Eve Art Walk!
Featured Q3 Artist! Congratulations to our third quarter featured artist Melissa Misoda of @misodaglass! The West Seattle Arts Council loved the sultry summer hues of her gorgeous ‘Earthscape Series’ trio of vessels. You can see (and purchase) her work during the months of July, August and September at CAPERS Home during business hours and Second Thursdays!
ALKI POINT & LUNA PARK
Brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association
Stay tuned for more details about Lake Washington PT’s once-a-quarter Art Walk Reception, August 11, 7-8pm
Food & Drink Special! $1 off our famous milkshakes on Art Walk night!
Food & drink specials during the Art Walk include $2 off any liquor/beverage or a free empanada dessert with purchase and is available 5-8pm.
Izaya Colson INDOORS SHOW + RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
The West Seattle Art Walk is excited to introduce and welcome our new member to the Art Walk and the West Seattle community; Lily’s Salvadoran Restaurant on Avalon Way! Visit them not just for their wonderful cuisine but to see their large wall mural depicting the city of Guazapa where the owner, Lily, grew up. Below is the description of the art murals:
Brought to you by the Admiral Neighborhood Association
Dan Jacobs INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8:30pm
Life at 3 Miles an Hour
My images reflect the different nuances, unique perspectives, and hidden surprises that are only evident while walking the neighborhoods and landscapes we often speed past on our way to something else.
Learn more about Dan’s work on his Instagram.
Elena Naskova INDOORS SHOW & RECEPTION 12pm-5pm
Creativity shows us the way to love and acceptance and gives us the freedom to be ourselves. Elena immigrated to America from Macedonia when she was 25. She has lived in West Seattle since 2004. She’s a mother to two college students, and she likes to write plays when she isn’t painting. She uses watercolor, acrylic, and oil to emulate the inside and the outside world, so she can understand, admire and connect. She likes to explore styles, ideas and techniques. Her inspiration can be anything and everything real. or imagined. Her artwork has been exhibited in Macedonia, USA, Qatar, UAE, Canada, England and Germany.
Learn more about Elena’s work at her Instagram.
Art Exhibit + Art Walk Special! Free Happy Hour size pizza with purchase of any appetizer or pizza.
Food and Drink Specials!
Please mention “The Art Walk” and ask your server about the rotating Art Walk Specials!
Art Walk Special: $2 off specialty cocktails on Art Walk night
Preston Graves INDOORS AND RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
I grew up in Tempe, Arizona and lived there for twenty years. A lot of my knowledge about drawing came from my grandma Betty when I was a kid. Formally, I learned to draw at Mesa Community College before going to school and earning a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I received a MFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene in 2005 and currently live and work in Seattle. I am a volunteer beach naturalist for the Seattle Aquarium and I am a scuba diver. I love exploring the cold emerald waters of the Salish Sea. My work is informed by the biological curiosities I encounter while searching the intertidal zones and old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Passages of pattern and growth habits of nudibranchs and lichens become the vocabulary I dwell on in creating these landscapes. I’m interested in the abstract relationships of a system where mark is form and resulting spaces are unfamiliar walks through unexplored terrains.
Brigitte Halpin INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION 3pm-10pm
Artist is unable to attend reception
A pediatric nurse by day, Brigitte trades in syringes and needles for paint and resin to create abstract fluid art in her spare time. Brigitte uses her art as a type of therapy, channeling life’s energies and experiences into vivid colors and soft shapes. Brigitte invites her audience to use their imagination when viewing her art, welcoming all interpretations of her pieces. Her hope is to brighten your space, lift your mood and evoke inspiration!
Learn more about Brigitte’s work at her Instagram.
Emily Candela McLaughlin INDOORS + RECEPTION 2pm – 8pm
Sharon Huntley-Land INDOORS SHOW + RECEPTION, 5PM-8PM
Artist Sharon Huntley-Land brings the beauty of nature into full focus with her large scale photorealistic fine art acrylic paintings of flowers, plants, and nature. Self-taught aside from one painting class 20+ years ago, she paints in thin layers, developing the color and texture of the subject as she goes. Each finished piece looks more alive than a photo ever could!
Michelle Smith-Lewis INDOORS+RECEPTION, 12pm-8pm
There is Chaos in the Garden
Michelle is a Seattle based photographer who specializes in creative portraiture. She created eight new nature inspired pieces for WEND using the ancient art of cyanotype with deep indigo hues. “There is Chaos in the Garden” is an exploration of the artist’s thoughts, womanhood, childhood memories, gardening, and photography.
Also, Reynaldo Candela of Sabor de Candela will be back with his delicious drink mixes.
Follow WEND space’s art conversation at their Instagram page.
Art of Music during July Art Walk
Enjoy Classical and contemporary pedal harp performer Alyvia Miller @ Welcome Road Winery during July’s Art Walk. Since graduating with a double major in harp performance and international economics, Alyvia has gained 14 years of experience traveling the world and exploring music from other cultures. She is fluent in Chinese and works at a corporate office job by day while traveling the world with her harp. Click here for Alyvia Miller’s flyer
Art of Music hours of Performance: 6PM – 7:45PM with a small break midway
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
Bryn Templeton INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION 5:30pm- 7:30pm
Hello, I’m Bryn! I’m a multi media and collage artist from Seattle. Anther Works centers around identity, the self, and the connections people have to different places as they move through life. I love working with vintage ephemera, text and paint to explore these concepts. Come follow me and my art on social media @antherworks !
Follow @dollparts on their Instagram.
Free Music and Art!
Beata Ondikova Metzelaar INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION 5pm – 8pm
Beáta worked for many years as a textile designer and artist in Los Angeles before moving to Seattle. Her passion for art and creativity, an unparalleled vision for color and design, and years of experience teaching and creating art is evident in her consistent ability to create pieces in a wide range of different styles and media.
Learn more about Beata’s work at Fogue’s Instagram, Facebook or website.
Free live music performance by Scott Gibson, sponsored by 4Culture of king County.
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
4410 California Ave SW
Stefan Pappas INDOORS SHOW & RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Hi, my name is Stef and it’s my first time ever showing my art. I’m a long time artist and it was high time I got out there and start sharing what I make, so I signed up to do a showing at Hotwire Coffee! All of the block-prints you will see were made in the last four months for this show. Each is hand carved and hand printed. I hope you enjoy.
Learn more about Stefan’s work on his Instagram.
Lars Gesing INDOORS SHOW & RECEPTION 3pm-9pm
Artist Name INDOORS SHOW + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Bob Willoughby INDOORS SHOW + RECEPTION 5pm-9pm
Bob Willoughby was a very well known photographer in Hollywood. His work exemplifies a who’s who in the film industry and takes you to a very special time that was fortunately captured by Bob . His son Christopher will be here during Artwalk.
Learn more about Bob’s work at his Website.
$5.00 House red & white, $1 off on-tap beers, 5pm to close.
$1 off glass of wine on Art Walk night!
John Atkins BUSINESS HOUR DISPLAY ONLY 5pm – 8pm
John’s 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, his 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 it. He also loves hanging out with his wife and two kids and making pizza.
Verity Credit Union (Art Walk Partner)
Dan Rosen INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Local Artist born and raised in Seattle. Dan will be highlighting oil based art works. Using a unique technique to blend the oils right on the canvas or paper using different tools and solvents to create one of a kind pieces of art. The key aspects of the art work is to focus on different primary and complimentary colors and to create texture to the art using different tools and rollers.
To learn more about Dan’s work visit his Instagram.
The Artist Dan Rosen will also be taking requests for personal pieces of art to be created using colors of the patrons’ choice.
Artemis Fernweh INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-9:30pm
Artemis Fernweh is a transman living in West Seattle. He was born 1993 in Tacoma, WA. Artemis grew up constantly making art and took inspiration from the world around him. Artemis graduated from the Evergreen State College with a dual Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Fine Arts. He has worn many hats from wildland firefighter to professional driver and is happy to currently be working as a barista, dog walker, and domestic and exotic pet sitter. He is looking forward to getting to add professional artist to the list
So much great art at Capers this month!
Featured Q3 Art Walk Artist, Melissa Misoda, Misoda Glass
• Last month for Robin Weiss: don’t miss!
• Last month for C. A. Pierce…2 gorgeous pieces looking for a special home…
• Beautiful…dare we say flock?…of birds in ink and watercolor by Ursula Brookbank…back by request!
• Lovely grouping of small coastal paintings by Evan Hilsenberg-Riley
• And the *very last* of our very successful run with Leon Lowman…
Melissa Misoda, Misoda Glass, INDOORS SHOW + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Melissa Misoda’s ‘Earthscape’ series was created out of response to quarantine. Longing to get out and experience what is often taken for granted – from mountains to beaches to fields of flowers – these vessels are designed to brighten and bring all the colors of the world into your home.
Her ‘Organic Color Fade’ Vessels truly capture the liquid nature of molten glass! They are a fantastic blend of transparent colors and surface texture. The technique used to create these produces wonderfully organic shapes, bubbles, and textures on the surface that can not be reproduced! They are truly one of a kind!
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 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 or floral 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 and join her on an artistic journey through her diverse array of artwork!
COMPASS REAL ESTATE (Art Walk Partner)
Compass Real Estate will not be in the Art Walk this month but look forward to participating in the upcoming months!
Ann McClary INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
West Seattle resident and self-taught watercolorist. All sales will be donated to the American Cancer Discovery Shop.
Priyanka Parmanand INDOORS+RECEPTION 5pm-7pm
Just in time for Summer, 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!
Learn more about Priyanka’s work on her Instagram, Facebook and website.
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
New T. Frick paintings added at bin 41 wine. The shop will be also kicking off our Summerfest Sidewalk Sale in the hallway.
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!
Matthew D Hoover ARTIST OPEN STUDIO 5pm-8pm
Matthew D. Hoover first emerged in the 1980’s as a photographer earning recognition through showings such as NW International Exhibition of Photography, Exposure Gallery of Photography, the Bellevue Art Fair and the Bellevue Art Museum. A series of 40 paintings were created during this period with all ending up in private collections. There was also a small set of note cards once distributed locally. Photography was the primary creative mainstay until 2018 when more time could be dedicated towards painting once again. A small set of acrylic paintings were created during the Covid shutdown of 2020 although oils are the medium of choice. Subject matter is heavily influenced as a Pacific Northwest native with travels through Italy & France. Landscapes are formed through a distinctive pointillism style creating textured layers with rich colors. With a multitude of layered oils, it is not uncommon for a single piece to take months to complete with beautiful scenery through a potpourri of color. This very refreshing impressionistic work is worthy of gallery, business or home environments. See a full portfolio and bio at //www.MatthewDHoover.com
A big supporter of local small businesses and charitable causes, Matthew D. Hoover will occasionally offer art donations to charitable events for fund raising purposes.
Art of Music during July Art Walk
Join Master Musician and Balafola player from Guinea, Naby Camera @ Keybank while enjoying strolling the Art Walk this month. A two-time recipient of the Juno Award for Best Global Album and a principal soloist for the national ensemble in Guinea, Naby has toured the world playing festival stages for the past three decades. Check out a solo performance by Naby Camera here. Click here for Naby Camera’s flyer
Art of Music hours of Performance: 6PM – 7:45PM with a small break midway
Xin Xin INDOORS 4pm-7pm. Business hour display only.
Happiness Lost and Found
My works are a series of maps filled with pockets of love and loss in our lives. Happiness comes and goes during times of loss, grief, mental health struggles, and life transitions. Each piece and title recorded past thoughts and reflections.
In the uncomfortable spaces, these repetitive marks represent growth (steps) and grief (tears). Life is full of chapters closing, opening, and re-opening. We go through the white spaces of reflection and the dynamic path of the growing pains. With a variety of color, movement, and emotion I lay out our stories. But not everyone gets to hear these stories. I encourage viewers to step close and away from the works. From a distance the works almost become invisible. From afar, everyone’s life looks almost perfect. In reality, we are all struggling in silence.
I want to create a comforting feeling that you are not alone. I hope that one day we will come out of the fog. We will love a little harder and feel the grief a little less. We will continue moving on to the next unwritten chapter in search of happiness.
I am honored and humbled to have my first solo exhibition here at Arts West. I hope you find a moment of comfort and joy with this show!
Limited Edition Prints
Limited-edition archival Giclee prints are available upon request. They will be signed, numbered, and mailed anywhere in the United States and Internationally. Starting price per limited print is $80.
If you are interested in purchasing a limited-edition print, please email me at email@example.com. Let me know the title of the piece(s) you would like to purchase. Ordered prints will be mailed within four weeks.
Xin Xin is a visual artist who explores healing traumatic emotions through watercolor abstraction. Xin was born in Beijing, China, and emigrated to Washington with her family when she was twelve years old. Xin graduated from the University of Washington with B.A. in Communication and Sales. After 2 years of working in corporate, Xin decided to solo travel the world for four years. Art has been a consistent theme in Xin’s life since she was 3 years old. She continued to explore her artistic skills and pursued art as a way of self-healing.
Carmen Leslie and Ellen Zrimsek INDOORS SHOW AND RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
I am a local artist who has never shares my work before and I am finally gaining the courage to put my work out there. Thanks for viewing!
Learn more about Carmen’s work at her Instagram.
My works in oil+cold wax on birch cradled panels are inspired by my passion for reef diving. They are colorful, filled with movement, texture and light.
I will be donating 25% of proceeds to the Ocean Conservency.
Learn more about Ellen’s work at her Facebook.
Food & Drink Special!
10% off during Art Walk until closing.
Click! Alumni Group Show INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-8pm
Learn more about Click’s Alumni Group Show here.
Billy Kincaid INDOOR SHOW+RECEPTION 5:30pm-8pm
Artist Pop Up Event! Chas Redmond, Tim’s Terrariums and The Clay Cauldron INDOOR SHOW and RECEPTION 5pm-8pm.
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 our new creative & event space in Alaska junction (above Matador). Wine and snacks are provided by Jet City Laboratory. This event happens during the monthly West Seattle Art Walk (2nd Thursdays of each month). This month we will feature music from Soul Focus FM DJs, who will be spinning an eclectic selection of vinyl selections.
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.
Tim’s Terrariums: Terrariums are a beautiful, interesting and creative way to keep plants in the home. Whether you’re looking for a desktop companion or a contemporary way to liven up your home. Learn more about Tim’s Terrariums at their Instagram.
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.
Food and Drink Special! $7.00 Art Walk Margarita – Just be sure to mention “The Art Walk Special!”
Bill Jarcho BUSINESS HOUR DISPLAY ONLY 3pm-11pm.
Please note: Artist is not able to attend.
I have always been drawn to the playful, whimsical, and weird side of things. Throughout my 40 years in the Arts, I have been an animation director/ producer, creative director, teacher, cartoonist, creator and performer of giant puppets and puppet shows, and director of The Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival. Yet since leaving all this behind in 2019, I have joyfully focused exclusively on making sculptures, paintings, and 3-Dimensional boxes in my studio on Vashon Island WA.
Learn more about Bill’s work at his website.
Bryn Templeton INDOORS+RECEPTION, 5pm-8pm
Hi, I’m Bryn! I create digital and mixed media work inspired by memory, fantasy, and adventure. I also do graphic design and illustration commissions. My work can be found @antherworks on instagram/twitter!
Food and Drink Special! $1 off of a beer on Art Walk night.
Laura Hoynes ARTIST OPEN STUDIO 5pm-8pm
A Navy veteran, and painting since she was a girl, Spilling Colors artist Laura Hoynes is showcasing all of her bold, vibrant, unique, (mainly acrylic) art styles with tons of colors! With a love of all things galaxy, Laura has a knack for fun, and random art. Inspiration from her surroundings and then meshing ideas together, she is always on the lookout for her next creation!
Spilling Colors Art
Learn more about Laura’s work at her Instagram.
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)
Lindsay Bassett INDOOR SHOW 5pm-7pm
Canna West Culture Shop is pleased to present West Seattle artist Lindsey Bassett for the July West Seattle Art Walk. For July, the Canna family of businesses is expanding our Art Walk experience by incorporating displays at our sister store, Canna West Seattle, across California Avenue at 5440 California Avenue (21+ only). Please visit both locations to get a full picture of Ms. Bassett’s works.
Artist Lindsey Bassett is a transplant from Chicago to West Seattle. She’ll work with any paint she can get her hands & brushes on, but oil paint holds a special place in her soul (with the proper ventilation, of course) because it allows her to be the most expressive. Lindsey is drawn to the spirit of flowers & figures, and often finds herself revisiting their themes in her artwork. Many of Lindsey’s paintings focus on facial features or sections of the human body, usually elevated by surface texture and non-traditional uses of color. She tends to use bright or vivid colors in skin tones to convey the underlying emotions of a subject. Color and texture are important tools Lindsey uses to engage and communicate with her audience. For her, color has a lot to do with emotion, and with what’s left over on the pallet. Continuity & interconnectivity are common themes throughout her body of work, and she often works in series; reusing leftover paint from some paintings as the starting colors in others. Flowers and foliage also appear frequently in her paintings as a nod to human fragility & emotion, cycles of growth, and the interconnectivity of life. The addition of plants alongside human bodies creates a commentary on gender and societal expectations. Lindsey’s work often challenges social constructs and perceptions, particularly surrounding femininity. The compositions that feature close-ups of a human body keep the subject anonymous, drawing specific focus to features of their face or body part. While viewers may interpret the images as personally or as impersonally as they choose, it remains an intimate & emotional exchange between artist and viewer. This is her favorite part about sharing her art with the world. She hopes viewers can recognize themselves in her work and find comfort & connection in the complex emotions that make us human.
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Liz Moody INDOOR SHOW+RECEPTION, 5pm-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.” – Liz Moody
Seattle based artist, Liz Moody, has been honing her skills in painting for over 20 years. Originally a Minnesota native, she’s made the Pacific Northwest her home since 2007. You can usually find her riding her bike all over the city or doing doing sun salutations at roof top yoga. Although she loves the outdoors; camping and all things nature, her favorite weekend activity is antique shopping and thrift-store “picking” for her vintage clothing business (@babydeervintage).
Learn more about Liz’s work at her Instagram.
Visit the Good Sister shop at their website.
At our July Art Walk event on Thursday, July 14, we will tasting Rosés from the south of France in honor of Bastille Day!
Priyanka Parmanand INDOOR SHOW 5:30pm-8pm
Priyanka Parmanand is an artist with Women Painters of Washington Gallery, located in the Columbia Tower. She has over a decade of professional art experience including participating in and curating exhibits, public art projects, murals, and corporate paint events. She is also the founder of Crimson Canvas Arts, a company that mentors budding artists and is present in more than ten schools on the Eastside. She has recently been featured in the Seattle Times and in PublicDisplay.ART, a One Reel publication showcasing local artists. Of her work, Priyanka says: The complexity and boldness of abstract art has always spoken to me. My work is a blend of expressionism and impressionism. I work with acrylic paints with texture and surface being an important aspect of my work. I work in a simple and spontaneous way with palette knives, moving back and forth loosely across the painting surface. I use vibrant colors that push and pull each other to completion. I paint florals because they reinvigorate Hope, the fundamental belief for human existence. It is an expression of all that is different while unifying this diversity through a common denominator of human feelings. Plus, they are comforting, healing and bring smiles.
Learn more about Priyanka’s work at her website.
Rodolfo Rios Garza INDOORS + RECEPTION 5pm-9pm
I am mostly self-taught but early on benefitted from the mentoring of the late renowned Southwest artist Mel Casas, and from Peruvian artist, Francisco Grippa. I get my inspiration from my surroundings, both natural and man-made, photographs, music and from images in my dreams.
This exhibit focuses on trees. Trees are such an endless source of inspiration for me. Trees speak to me in many ways. In them I see energy, love, sadness, and so much more. Their texture lends itself to detailed expression while their limbs can denote a range of moods and resurrect memories.
As is my practice, I also include new pieces outside of the show’s main theme as a means of hinting at where my mind wonders and where that wondering might lead me creatively.
Theme of the show is “Trees”, with original acrylic paintings and a few prints on canvas.
Learn more about Rodolfo’s work at his website.
Welcome to our newest Art Walk restaurant! Half-price Appetizers on Art Walk Night!
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.
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!
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GREATER WEST SEATTLE: Arbor Heights
Sudhi Tirnahalli INDOORS SHOW & RECEPTION 5PM-8PM
Local artist Sudhi Tirnahalli is showing a large collection of works made throughout his career. Sudhi makes functional pots that reveal the natural beauty of the clay. Sudhi is a visiting artist in the RCC studios, and an instructor. The show will have an opening reception July 14th from 5-8 pm, and will be up online till July 27th at 1pm. We will have snacks and drinks at the opening July 14th 5-8pm. Come hang out with the artist, other RCC instructors, and fellow pottery lovers!
Learn more about Sudhi’s work at his Instagram.
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.