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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Art Up PhinneyWood: Friday, July 13th from 6 - 9pm




Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating art by local artists.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Come out to Assemble to see a brand new show by local artist, Janelle Lile, entitled Modified. Inspired by family history, Janelle uses inherited objects to guide her creative direction. Her grandmother’s knitting needles and hand-written patterns along with her grandfather’s collection of 20th century Montana railroad books are incorporated into layered mixed-media drawings that explore memory and connection to the creativity of women. Modified will be showing through August 8th, 2012.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.



Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
The ladies of the Few and Far, an all woman graffiti collective, bring their work to Seattle. F&F is a movement that brings together talented women who are involved in graffiti and street art from all over the world. Their group connects women by creating social and artistic exchange, by showcasing art on the streets, on walls and in other high profile venues. And they foster and celebrate the power and expression of female street artists. Importantly, Few and Far consists of a team of open minded, highly creative, cutting edge and dedicated every day females. The show is curated by two local members, 179 and Ksera and the line-up includes: Lady Mags, TOOFLY, Meme, Erin Yoshi, DJ AGANA, Hops, Amanda Lynn, Reds, Siloette, Dime, Ursala Xanthe Young, Erin Ashford, Gloria Muriel and Rez.   Artists Present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!


The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Oil paintings by Alexander Raskin. His rich dark oil paintings are inspired by animals, nature and fantasy characters. Artist Present.


Chocolat Vitale: 6257 3rd Ave NW
Landscape Exhibition. A show of vintage and contemporary landscapes: oils, photographs, drawings. Pictured: unsigned oil painting of mountain, early 1900's, in fine gilded frame.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
For July, we have the same artists as April, May & June, with the exception of no longer Bryan Schell and Julie Fisco, and the important addition of my daughter Ruby L. Smith. "Hidden Shadows of Cancer" B & W Photography.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“Villians” as part of the “Superheros” exhibition. Featuring the art of Alexandria Sandlin, Christopher J. Olson, Maxx Follis, Mike Capp, Reed Carpenter, Xavier Lopez and more guest artists.  Artists present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Bellini Cocktails $5. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 - $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Landscape and architecture photography by Chris Baer.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Monthly rotating artwork by resident artists Solace Wonder and Mat Savage. Artist present.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Kristen Gill will be showcasing several fine art photography exhibits, including the Kaleidoscopic Project, Norway People & Landscapes, and her iPhoneography project.


Kristen Gill is a travel photographer who enjoys shooting 'from the hip'. She doesn't spend a lot of time setting up equipment, but prefers to capture spontaneous moments and movements in time. Combining her love of travel with her passion for photography, she seeks to capture the essence of a place from behind the camera lens. Kristen's photos tend to focus on lively street scenes, wide-angled landscapes, architecture, portraits, people and culture. 


"My vision is to examine photography's place in contemporary culture, as well as explore its possibilities for social change. I have slept in caves in remote forests in Brazil, lived with hill tribes in northern Vietnam, laughed with the Irish over pints of Guinness, and documented street protests in Spain and Argentina. My approach with photography is to capture diverse cultures, but also to find the commonality between people." 

Kristen shoots with both digital and film cameras, and also enjoys experimenting with Holga pinhole cameras and various camera phone apps. Born and raised in Chicago, Kristen has lived in Dublin, Ireland, and New York City, but now enjoys Seattle as a home base. Artist Present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
“Dreamscapes” by artist Blanca Santander. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by Dan Baumfeld.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Acrylic and Mixed Media on wood and canvas by artist Todd Karam. Artist Present.



PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N
“Ski Jump” by Todd Smith. The Leavenworth Washington Ski Hill has an iconic structure gracing its slope. This structure, a ski jump, is historically very rich. The history has been written elsewhere. The structure itself is now a ghost, falling apart. It sits atop the hill reminding the valley of thrills sought decades ago. The purpose of these photos is to attempt to show the effort put forth and severity of a hand made structure produced for such simple and childlike pursuits: Jumping and flying. A pure thing built by thrill seekers. A reference for the thrills and extremes we all seek today with our own childlike curiosity. Artist present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by David Miller. A mix of large abstract paintings, collages and mixed media with a strong focus on bold color, strong lines and a creative composition. My collages and mixed media are introspective works of childhood fantasies meeting everyday reality. Artist present.

Rudys Barbershop: 6415 Phinney Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.



The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1

In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood featuring their recent works. Artists present.




Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
Tasty opens “Creatures Featured” Friday July 13th, a tribute show in support of the rebuilding efforts in Joplin, MO following its one-year anniversary of surviving a devastating EF-5 tornado.

The Joplin twister was the country's deadliest single tornado in six decades. A year later, supported by more than 130,000 volunteers, this American city is putting its lives and community back together. The “Day of Unity” events and activities that took place on May 22nd included a speech from President Barack Obama, a 4-mile “Walk-of-Unity” through hard hit areas and public interactive art that symbolized 161 hearts to represent those who died in the storm.

Inspired by the dedication of a dear friend, (Dorothy Maples) who left her spouse in Seattle and is currently serving a year with AmeriCorps St. Louis, to help rebuild her hometown of Joplin, local artists and Tasty owners Sean & Sheri have produced a huge group exhibit centered around the theme of RE-BIRTH. “It was the stories of butterfly sightings that first peaked my interest”, said local artist, Eric Osborne, whose mixed media pieces carry the signature Art by E.
Here's the best story we've read that sums up the Butterfly People:

While Tasty is using its connections in the art community to generate a body of work for sale, owner Sheri Hauser says “it’s inspiring to read stories from around the country, of how other Joplin transplants are rallying in support of their hometown the way Dorothy has done for us.” For example, a contingent of bicyclists who left New York City's Central Park weeks before the first anniversary on a Cycle for Joplin fundraising ride, which was organized by a group of former Joplin residents known as the Joplin Expats.

More than 30 local artists are making original art for Tasty’s group show, named “CREATURES FEATURED”, and all will be matching Tasty’s donation of art sales to support the rebuilding efforts in Joplin, Mo.

On behalf of Dorothy Maples, the residents of Joplin, and other volunteers serving with AmeriCorps St. Louis and similar charity organizations, we invite you to join us for a celebration of RE-BIRTH, at Tasty in Seattle, WA at 7513 Greenwood ave n. during the opening night reception: Friday July 13, from 6-10pm in partnership with PhinneyWood's monthly ArtUp & Chow Down night.

In the words of Joplin’s City Manager, Mark Rohr: “Staying together as one has been significant in our success in recovery efforts, and it will continue to provide benefits as we work together and finish the rebuilding process for a stronger and better community.”

Here's a video published by AmeriCorps with regards to their efforts in Joplin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZApuJHy3GM

Featuring the art of: Art by E, Jenn Brisson, Justin Hillgrove, Rawkson, Lacey Bryant, Krista Jefferson               Starheadboy , P. Calavara, Krystal Kerr, Siolo Thompson, Mike Capp, LaRu, TV Tommyvision, Jenna Colby, Jesse Link, Joe Vollan, Jenny Dayton, Xavier Lopez, David VonDerLinn, Lizzie Desiree, Christine Malek, Amy Weber, Mike DiPetrillo, narboo, Vern White, Levi Hastings, Phresha and Sean Wilkinson. Artists present.

Starbucks: 316 N 67th Street
Art by Gregg Tralle. It all started with a blank garage wall and how to make it more exciting. An idea of using bird houses seemed the best solution.  Painting prebuilt houses soon lead to re-purposing found objects as house and trim and then choosing bright colors to enliven the drab Seattle winter’s grey.

Soon the houses became too good to hang on the garage in the rains and making them interior and decorative opened all sorts of possibilities and options. Evolved quickly beyond bird houses these assemblages have taken a life of their own with only birds remaining and then sometimes even the birds are no longer a part of the final piece.

And so the hunt for the flotsam of everyday life continues, Good Will Outlet and yard sales as well as donated bits and pieces from friends. Artist present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring art by Dave Montgomery.



Umpqua Bank: 7120 Greenwood Ave N
Photographs by Bridgette Schaffarzick. Brigette Schaffarzick, photographer at Penguin Pictures, is Phinneywood's premier portrait photographer. Brigette specializes in on-location newborn, young children and family portraiture. With a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Montana, she has photographed for newspapers in Montana and Alaska as well as contributed to multiple national publications. Recently, after starting her own family, she discovered how precious those early years are. She is known for her playful and vibrant style with a few quiet moments in between. Brigette is respected in the community. She is a business member of the Phinney Neighborhood Association and a proud member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP).

And watercolor vegetable portraits by Sydney Ruth Palmer. All the wild colors, shapes, and textures of vegetables nourish the soul as well as the body.  As a color addict, she finds vegetables irresistible at every stage:  from planting, to painting, to eating.  When not swooning over veggies, she edits and writes. Artists present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“Between Heaven and Hellboy” group exhibition of underground, alternative and urban artists take on comics, superheroes and super villians. Artists Present.


*Venues offering artwalk specials or discounts.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Art Up Phinneywood: Friday, June 8th from 6 - 9pm


Art Up Phinneywood venue map.




A-1 Piano: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
Jennifer Raudebaugh is an award-winning, commercial photographer who resides in Spokane, Washington. She specializes in natural light portraits as well as sports, animal, children, event and stylized art photography.

Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
“Movement by Wind, Water and Land” featuring works by: Jolyn Wells-Moran, Joya March, Mary Mac, Carol Williams, Paul Cousineau, Juan Rodrigo Piedrahita E,  Emily Livengood, Shirley Rudolf, Betty Hagemen, Nicole Monahan, Matthew Scott, Justin Elk. Artists present.


 Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
“Girl Crush”, come one, come all to our June artwalk celebration on Friday, June 8th from 6-9pm to see all of the great art work that the participants created, displayed proudly in the gallery. Plus, take a look at collage work by Janelle Lile in her show entitled, Modified. Inspired by family history, Janelle uses inherited objects to guide her creative direction. Her grandmother’s knitting needles and hand-written patterns along with her grandfather’s collection of 20th century Montana railroad books are incorporated into layered mixed-media drawings that explore memory and connection to the creativity of women. Modified will be showing through August 8th, 2012. Artist present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
The 4th Annual 30/30 challenge!! Showing the months of June & July 2012. Over 50 artists create 30 pieces of original work in 30 days. 600 original pieces showing this month. Featuring work from: Diane Federighi, Savannah Horrocks, Emmalee Bozek, Ian Henderson, Jason Wecaorek, Lisa Cach, Leela Pastala, Maxx, Mike Barker, Sean Doane, Marion White, Babs Fulton, Teri Ciaachi & Stephanie Martin, Angie Whitney, Shirah Coleman, Wendy Keen, Debbie Hanks and Brooke Butler. Artists present.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.

Bluebird Microcreamery: 7400 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by Shawn Behling.

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
The ladies of the Few and Far, an all woman graffiti collective, bring their work to Seattle. F&F is a movement that brings together talented women who are involved in graffiti and street art from all over the world. Their group connects women by creating social and artistic exchange, by showcasing art on the streets, on walls and in other high profile venues. And they foster and celebrate the power and expression of female street artists. Importantly, Few and Far consists of a team of open minded, highly creative, cutting edge and dedicated every day females. The show is curated by two local members, 179 and Ksera and the line-up includes: Lady Mags, TOOFLY, Meme, Erin Yoshi, DJ AGANA, Hops, Amanda Lynn, Reds, Siloette, Dime, Ursala Xanthe Young, Erin Ashford, Gloria Muriel and Rez.   Artists Present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!

The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Graffiti Art and cartoon paintings by Brandon Baker and Dave Bloomfield. Artist Present.

Chocolat Vitale: 6257 3rd Ave NW
Art by Ben Chamberlain. About the Artist: If it looks like there are stories behind these images, that’s because there are—I didn’t really find my visual muse until I began writing my own stories, and then found I had a strange urge to illustrate them. Some of these urges worked themselves out digitally, using the “Lasso Tool” in Photoshop to carve figures out of a digital canvas bit by bit.

More recently, I’ve been getting back into the messy side of things with ink and paper—not as much room for error as the oil paints I used to work with, but they have something of the sharpness of the computer work. I’ve been getting ink pointers from the classic illustrators of the pulp days: Frazetta, Andrew Loomis, Scottish artist Sydney Jordan’s classic “Jeff Hawke” adventure strip, and Mac Raboy’s work 
on the old “Flash Gordon” daily comic serial.

Before all that, I made off with an art degree from The University of Chicago, created graphics for my own web design start-up, and wrote story chapters and interactive quests for a little massively multiplayer game called “The Matrix Online.”

I live and work in Ballard, and can be reached at smbhax@gmail.com. Artist present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
For June, we have the same artists as April & May, with the exception of no longer Bryan Schell and Julie Fisco, and the important addition of my daughter Ruby L. Smith. "Hidden Shadows of Cancer" B & W Photography.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Presenting new and current work by Alexandria Sandlin, Christopher J Olson, Reed Carpenter and Xavier Lopez. Artists present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Bellini Cocktails $5. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 - $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Month-long gallery beautification project "that time of the month" is a culmination of murals, plush installation, interior design, and more by Solace Wonder. Artist present.



In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Artwork created with oil on linen by Mickey Scothorn. Artist present.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Surreal and realist paintings by artist Budd Seslar. Artist present.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Acrylic and Mixed Media on wood and canvas by artist Todd Karam. Artist Present.

PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N
In June, the Phinney Center Gallery will join the annual Home and 
Garden Tour to showcase the work of three local artists who create 
art with the same theme. Artists Monika Dalkin, Kathy Parker and 
James Rodgers explore the themes of homes and gardens through 
their paintings, photography and sculpture. Come meet the artists 
at the artist reception on Friday, June 8 from 7-9 pm or view their 
art as part of the Home and Garden Tour. Artists present.
 

Ridgeback Cafe: 500 NW 65th Street
Artwork by Scott Grigg. Artist present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by David Miller. A mix of large abstract paintings, collages and mixed media with a strong focus on bold color, strong lines and a creative composition. My collages and mixed media are introspective works of childhood fantasies meeting everyday reality. Artist present.

Rudys Barbershop: 6415 Phinney Ave N
Portraits by Andy Clark. Artist present.

The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood featuring their recent works. Artists present.

Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring paintings by David VonDerLinn & multiplane photography by Paula Tade, both from Burbank, CA.
This show is based on retro culture from the 50's & 60's, featuring female subjects, taking inspiration from pop culture and the TV show, MAD MEN.

The group show, on the same theme includes original paintings by:Christine Benjamin, Kelly Brownlee, Brenda Dunn, Court Hoffman, Glitter Mortis, Jenny Dayton, Jody Joldersma, Muluk, John Skewes, Siolo Thompson and Thomas Hurley III. Artists present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring art by Shawn Southwick.

Umpqua Bank: 7120 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Staci Hutchinson. It took one intuitive painting class in Australia to evoke the dormant artist within longing for expression. That pivotal moment lead me to discover one of my greatest passions. Always drawn to the beauty of unusual and unique things in life, I find abstract art to be my niche in the art realm with lots of texture and acrylic paints as my medium of choice. Also being a Reiki Master, I infuse each of my paintings with the Reiki energy which brings a great sense of peace and tranquility. Artists present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.


*Venues offering Artwalk Discounts and Specials.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Artwalk is the 17th Annual "Big One": May 11 & 12

Friday, May 11th, 6-9PM & Saturday, May 12th, 12-5PM 
Greenwood-Phinney Avenues from 60th to 87th



Go to the website for more information.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art Up Phinneywood: Friday, April 13 from 6-9pm





A-1 Piano: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
Art Walk Gone Bad! Our April Fool's 'Bad Art' show opens Friday April 13th at A-1 Piano, and features paintings by various artists that are tasteless, trashy, questionable, tacky, corny, campy or just plain bad. Bring your own bad art submission for the contest for "baddest" art entry! Opening reception is April 13th from 6-10 pm, show runs through May 8th.



All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture: 6500 3rd Ave NW
Featuring work from Levi Hastings, an illustrator, artist and full-time graphic designer. From tattooed brawlers to wigged aristocrats, foreign street food to fashion footwear, my paintings reflect a lifelong obsession with high and low culture, tied together with fine lines and loose watercolor. Raised on farm in the mountains of Idaho, I grew up on a steady diet of dinosaurs, comic books and National Geographic, which developed my desire to draw everything.
I work primarily in ink and watercolor, with occasional forays into digital illustration and comics. Artist present.



Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Contemporary african art, paintings & sculpture by Fasika Moges & Daniel Kebede.Plus artwork by Matthew Scott, Betty Hegeman, Emily Livengood, , Shirley Rudolf, Nicole Monahan including live music. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating monthly artwork. Artist present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Eclectic mixed medium, artists choice
“Faces, Oh snap! Portraits of … you name it”
Capturing a space in time, Artist Show themselves or someone else! Join us while we put your best portrait forward of …??? Featuring artists: TV Tommy Vision, Wendy Keen, Catrina Lujan, Tasia Bozek, Pat Gallagher, Greg Bennic, Bill Cass, Megin Steiner, Elizabeth Aurich, Izzy (aka Izzy Donohue), Aaron Taylor, Cameron Lacombe, Charles Newton, Teri Ciacchi, Diana Federighi, Emmalee Bozek & Special Guests. Artists present.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Dave Bloomfield.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.

Bluebird Microcreamery: 7400 Greenwood Ave N
Coloring Contest! Kids can come and color our bluebird logo for a chance to win a free scoop or 5 dollar gift cards.



Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Look Up Here Book Signing Event celebrates 5 years of exhibits at Bherd Studios Gallery and features 33 Pacific NW artists who have been an integral part of the gallery and the Seattle art scene. “The range of media is extensive, from aerosol spray, acrylic, and oil paint, to stencil, pen & ink drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, encaustic, and street-based installation and performance. In just five years, Bherd has created a rich mixture of both lowbrow and highbrow that they bring together under the “urban and contemporary” umbrella. There’s also a fascinating hybrid or cyborg quality to much of the flora and fauna where organic shapes are grafted on to humans, machines, or robots. Nature also appears as a series of scientific specimens, and there’s a wonderful, collective take on the 19th century (Victorian period), with gothic horror, ornate frames, and steampunk paraphernalia.” David Francis (excerpted from Look Up Here, the book)

Featuring: 179, Carlos Aguilar, Michelle Anderst, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Chris Brett, Jenn Brisson, Mike Capp, Cash, Duffy, Ego, Justin Kane Elder, Marty Gordon, Jeremiah Hammer (aka dear earthling), Justin Hillgrove, Ksera, Larkin, Jesse Link, ninjagrl, John Osgood, Augie Pagan, Kate Protage, Mat Savage, Chris Sheridan, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Sensei23, Solace, Urban Soule, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Redd Walitzki. Artists Present.




Café Bambino: 405 NW 65th Street (@ N 4th Ave)
Aaron Winnenberg is an Ohio born artist who currently lives in Seattle. His paintings and drawings are constantly challenging the forces of apathy versus chaos. The characters represented are always confronted by sticky situations, yet they remain still and calm, finding their way through without a fuss. He is influenced by the idea of productivity through the use of apathy, and the hours upon hours of cartoons he watched as a kid. Artist present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!



The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Local celebrity, Cooper the Cat is back with his photography. Stop in and see the kitty cam photos from around the neighborhood. Artist Present.



Chocolate Vitale: 6257 3rd Ave NW
With no formal training, Ree Brown began drawing and painting in the 1970’s after his retirement. Encouraged by his friend, artist Jay Steensma, he began painting images of cats, birds and people on paper bags, cardboard and other scraps of paper. Steensma brought his work to the attention of a gallery in New York, and at the age of 86, Ree is still painting and showing. The Seattle Stranger calls his work, “Bright, sweet, and contentedly imperfect.” Ree himself describes his process: “Generally, I’m just more or less pleased to accept whatever happens. But sometimes, once in a while there are some that are exceptional.”. Artist present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
CANOTE BROTHERS--PACIFIC NW FOLKLORE SOCIETY COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT. Double up with laughter when these identical twin musicians take the stage. With fiddle, banjo, ukuleles and genetically matched voices, Greg and Jere Canote bring back fun, vintage American music – including forgotten fiddle tunes, swing classics and quirky novelty songs. Seattle fans may remember the Canote Brothers as the affable side-kicks on KUOW's Sandy Bradley's Potluck for 13 years. Music starts at 7:30pm. Artists present.



Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Presenting: "Awakening", a group art showcase featuring Travis Baechler. Mike Capp. Reed Carpenter, Sean Corr, dear earthling, Michael T. Gardner, Felony Jones, Xavier Lopez Jr., Katy Mercedes, Christopher J Olson, Alexandria Sandlin, Michael Stevenson, Erin Marie Stroh, Joe Vollan, & Nikki Wheeler. Artists present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Bellini Cocktails $5. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 - $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by JoEllen Wang. As a designer and artist, my life and my artwork is a balancing act between manmade and natural. The designer in me loves zoom-y new buildings, but the other part of me feels bad for the forgotten old structures. I first turned to painting as a means of appreciating and adding value to the latter. Artist present.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Rotating Monthly artwork. Artists present.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Artwork by Elissa Houghton.
About the artist: Elissa Houghton will be showing her recent paintings at In The Red this April, featuring work completed at Vermont Studio Center Residency and inspired by her recent travels to Tanzania and Egypt. She has shown her work extensively in North Carolina since her completing her BFA in 2004 and has many of her paintings in private collections across the country. Her first undergraduate exhibition sold every painting and she continues to sell her art, now on both coasts, since her recent move to Seattle. Drawn to contemporary abstract art as well as impressionism, she studied under NY- based abstract- expressionist artist, Cora Cohen and a small group of like-minded students. Her paintings are often an invitation for meditation, as she allows her art to whisper when so many must scream. Artists present.



Made Sewing Studio: 8408 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Samuel Bjorkland. Artist present.



Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Artwork by Cheryl Olmstead. My medium is encaustic, which is the process of working with molten beeswax, dammar, resin and pigments. I apply beeswax to birch wood panels and fuse each application. Unlike other paints, encaustic is never wet or dry – it goes from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds. My pieces are not premeditated; they come as I paint. Inspired by color, texture and finished with fire, I feel inspired, understood and accepted by beeswax. Artist present.

Monkey Grind: 518 N 85th Street
Jess Rees is a Seattle based artist, designer, and all around creator whose work explores the delicate balance between the built and natural landscapes. Through painting, installation and sculpture, she is interested in exploring how a persons perceived environment impacts their mood and impressions of the world. Themes of ecology, biology, architecture, history and art run through the work. Her favorite materials are watercolor, porcelain, light and natural ephemera.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Iconic Art focusing on Northwest themes, totems, automobiles, and music by artist Derek Ross. Artist present.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating monthly artwork by local artists.



PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N
Join us for DIALOGUES WITH CLOTH by local fiber artist Peggy O'Heron in the Phinney Center Gallery in April 2012. This body of work began as a question, asking how she could capture the essence of relationships and the tone of conversations on the surface of a piece of cloth? She uses the simple marks of circles, squares and grid patterns all uniquely expressed by hand-made tools and hand-mixed colors. The marks and colors and an expanse of white silk take on identities and converse with one another. Artist present.

Ridgeback Cafe: 500 NW 65th Street
Collage on canvas by Ellen Hastings. Artist present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
This series by Aaron Hoerber is about aspiring to paint like a 3 year old. Children fearlessly approach their art and many great artists have spent their lives trying to recapture that confident spontaneity. Artist present.

The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood featuring their recent works. Plus special guest artist Chris Sheridan presents his new custom cruiser skateboards & longboards. Artists present.

Starbucks: 316 N 67th Street
Rotating local art.



Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
Last year's show was so much fun, we couldn't resist an art exhibition encore of Heroes, Vixens & Villains. This year's comic art tribute will feature these 18 artists (from WA, OR and CA): Augie Pagan, Brenda Dunn, Carlos Aguilar, Christine Benjamin, Court Hoffman, David VonDerLinn, Dev Madan, Glitter Mortis, Levi Hastings, Marty Gordon, Mike Capp, P. Calavara, Raw Garbage, Rob Schwartz, Sean Wilkinson, Siolo Thompson, Son and Thomas Hurley III. Costumes encouraged at the opening night party on Friday the 13th of April. The RETURN of Heroes, Vixens & Villains is up April 13 – May 8, 2012. Artists present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring art by Sarah Takahashi. Sarah Takahashi's realistic paintings of faces and figures float, eerily unsupported, in negative space.

Umpqua Bank: 7120 Greenwood Ave N
George Jennings began his life at a very early age immersed in the world of fine art receiving his very first art lessons from his grandfather, accomplished fine art painter the late John N. Robinson, in his hometown of Washington, D.C. When George was a child, his grandfather taught him the fundamentals of art. As a teenager, George spent a year at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he more advanced art instruction. George also credits the unlimited access to the Smithsonian galleries in his hometown (spending most of his time on the weekends there during his childhood) as a strong source of inspiration for his future art career. While growing up, George entered many regional art competitions, winning many awards competing against his peers at the time. After high school, George continued to paint and learn various art techniques through self-training and eventually began entering art contests as an adult, participating in group exhibits and having solo exhibitions. Now, George owns an art business that allows him to sell his works through various retail outlets and through his website online. Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“TGIF” group art exhibit. Artists present.


*Venues offering artwalk specials & discounts.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Art Up Phinneywood Artwalk: Fri, March 9 from 6 - 9pm






A1 Piano: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
Paul Knutzen is a local artist who grew up in Seattle and currently lives on Beacon Hill. After attending art school in Seattle, Paul spent over a decade in the video game industry designing and developing 3d environments. Much of his work reflects a strong affinity for architecture and the organic nature that can be seen in it.

“When I was a kid I was captivated with the Surrealists and how differently people could perceive the world. When I can’t come up with something to work on I’ll grab a camera and wander the different areas of the city, checking out buildings, trains, signage, and graffiti; the eclectic blend of people, dizzying color, and clamor of the streets is always inspiring.” Artist Present.



All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture: 6500 3rd Ave NW
Drawings in pastel by Charlotte Dean. Charlotte creates lines that move and breathe. Her portraits are of living people captured in a moment, and then an expression of what lies beyond that moment. Artist present.



Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Contemporary african art, paintings & sculpture by Fasika Moges & Daniel Kebede. Artists present.



Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
New prints by all of our favorite Assemble artists: Lisa Congdon, Jessica Swift, Laura McCabe and more. Artist present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
“Elements in Motion & the Art of Illusion” Featuring Aaron Taylor, Rob A. Johnston, James Paul Jones, Jeanette Jones and Izzy. Artists present.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
“Art is Not an Option!” group show.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.



Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Look Up Here celebrates 5 years of exhibits at Bherd Studios Gallery and features 33 Pacific NW artists who have been an integral part of the gallery and the Seattle art scene. In addition to the exhibit, a book under the same title features all 33 artists with a book signing event in April. The belief that the Seattle art scene is ripe for recognition has been Bherd's main mission to promote the promising talents of local urban and contemporary artists. While the gallery has shown well over a hundred different artists throughout the last 5 years, these 33 artists have been especially productive within their own careers and have been involved within the art community through creating events and supporting other artists along the way. Many of these artists have also participated in multiple projects, exhibits, and curated shows at the gallery, which truly shows their passion for their work and for their peers.

“The range of media is extensive, from aerosol spray, acrylic, and oil paint, to stencil, pen & ink drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, encaustic, and street-based installation and performance. In just five years, Bherd has created a rich mixture of both lowbrow and highbrow that they bring together under the “urban and contemporary” umbrella. There’s also a fascinating hybrid or cyborg quality to much of the flora and fauna where organic shapes are grafted on to humans, machines, or robots. Nature also appears as a series of scientific specimens, and there’s a wonderful, collective take on the 19th century (Victorian period), with gothic horror, ornate frames, and steampunk paraphernalia.” David Francis (excerpted from Look Up Here, the book)

Featuring: 179, Carlos Aguilar, Michelle Anderst, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Chris Brett, Jenn Brisson, Mike Capp, Cash, Duffy, Ego, Justin Kane Elder, Marty Gordon, Jeremiah Hammer (aka dear earthling), Justin Hillgrove, Ksera, Larkin, Jesse Link, ninjagrl, John Osgood, Augie Pagan, Kate Protage, Mat Savage, Chris Sheridan, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Sensei23, Solace, Urban Soule, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Redd Walitzki. Artists Present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!

Ceres: 7102 Greenwood Ave N
Suze has been drawing all her life. After an initial undergraduate degree, she pursued fifth-year studies in printmaking and ceramics at the University of Washington. Her professional career has included the graphic design of printed materials and interface designs for commercial and prototype software applications. In the last few years she has devoted herself to the watercolor medium.

She carries her paints into Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the Canadian Rockies, by the shores of the Columbia River, underneath the overhangs of barns, to the ledges of the Grand Canyon – in short, throughout the North American West.

From traditional landscape sketches –she calls them her love letters to the planet -- to large scale industrial subjects, she finds intense visual experience to capture everywhere she looks. Artist Present.

The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Vickie Nelson paints animal portraits. Artist Present.



Chocolate Vitale: 6257 3rd Ave NW
Joe Reno's recent works are on display from March 9-31 at Chocolat Vitale. These paintings and sculptures are inspired by his natural surroundings, including Golden Gardens, and Mount Rainier, which is visible from his Sunset Hill home. A true Northwest original, Joe Reno has been making and accumulating art since the age of six, and his works are on permanent display at the Henry Art Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art and at his alma mater, Ballard High School. Artist present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by Brian Prosser, Mona Stanton, Julie Fisco, Richard Miliken, Bryan Shaw and Chris Rodgers. Plus UNDERGROUND SWING--PNW FOLKLORE SOCIETY COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT. Underground Swing is a Seattle-area quartet (clarinet, two guitars, upright bass and vocals) brought together by a shared love of the hip, swinging sounds of the mid-20th century. They play a gypsy jazz repertoire influenced by the Hot Club of France, and its great virtuosos, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. They mix it up a bit with some French musette waltzes, tangos, bossa novas, and tunes from some of the great American songwriters of the jazz age. Music starts at 7:30pm. Artists present.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Presenting: "Delirium", featuring new works from Alexandria Sandlin, Christopher J Olson, dear earthling, Reed Carpenter, Xavier Lopez. Artists present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Bellini Cocktails $5. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 - $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists. Artist present.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“The Doodle” show, an interactive work of art in progress. Stop in and add your art to the wall! Artists present.



In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Artwork by Meshie Snow.
About the artist: I am very much an abstract contemporary artist and expert colorist with a love for working on a very large scale. All of my original signature style abstract contemporary artwork is created with a palette knife on gallery back wrapped stretched canvas. My palette always includes textures with impasto, iridescent, metallic's, and pure pigments, which make the changes of natural light an important component of my art. I studied art, interior design and have sold large scale pieces. Artists present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Urban folk chicken art. Sally Anne Sadler, alias Chickasso, inspired by her city flock of Seattle hens, started painting hens in an attempt to capture their quirky personalities and beauty. Paintings are in acrylic on bristol board, canvas, plywood or artist boards, ranging in size from the very small, 4x4, to the just-big-enough, 12x14. Artist present.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Bold, iconic paintings of musicians, celebrities, and other cultural figures by Casey Brookbush. Artist present.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Magical creatures in acrylic and bling on mannequins by artist Ariel Millihart.



PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N
Phinney Center Gallery will feature the work of five local artists representing landscapes. The work of Paul Bestock, Jennifer Loomis, K. Robinson, John W. Stinson, and Susan Waite explore the landscapes around them through painting and photography. Artists present.

Ridgeback Cafe: 500 NW 65th Street
Collage on canvas by Ellen Hastings. Artist present.



Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
This series by Aaron Hoerber is about aspiring to paint like a 3 year old. Children fearlessly approach their art and many great artists have spent their lives trying to recapture that confident spontaneity. Artist present.



Rudy’s Barbershop: 6415 Phinney Ave N
Barely Human Part IV featuring John Black. John Black is a native Seattleite who has been showing his art around the world for many years. Mainly known for his Barely Human Portrait Series of Rockers, Stoners and Misfits, John Blacks love of art come from intense drawing competitions between fellow elementary school students (mainly who could draw Popeye the best) to Early 80’s Skateboard art! His latest focus is in the form of Woodburn’s on various wood types coated in a thick liquor giving his art an almost vintage thrift store vibe. Artist present.



The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood featuring their recent works. Thompson will be featuring her “Zodiac” series, all of the astrological signs in alluring and dark figurative work. Osgood & CASH will present recent work. Artists present.

Starbucks: 316 N 67th Street
Rotating local art.



Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
"A Strange Life" art exhibit opens Friday March 9th, at Tasty and will feature mixed media paintings by Vern White. His artworks are markers of his journey, the people he's met and the experiences he's had, are woven together to create the works of art that will be on display. Joining Vern in this show is a peculiar bunch of artists: Amy Weber, Bjorn (aka Raw Garbage), Deviant Décor, Don Deleva, Jarrod Eastman, Jenny Dayton, Jody Joldersma, Joe Vollan, Justin Hillgrove, Kurtis Rykovich and Rob Schwartz. The show is up March 9 – April 10. Artists present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring art by Ashley Nicholas. Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“Who’s Who” an owl-inspired visual art exhibit. Artists present.


*Venues Offering Artwalk Specials & Discounts