Cheryl Zahniser @ Capers

September 11, 2014



Cheryl Zahniser has always found the process of creating to be her greatest source of joy and pleasure.
Capers is located at 4525 California Ave SW 

Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell, Joana Stillwell @ ArtsWest

September 11, 2014




This Is the Way brings together work by Seattle artists Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell and Joana Stillwell. 

Flynn Bickley’s handmade dolls are perhaps what people would look like if their histories, secrets, dreams, and genders were plainly visible on their faces and bodies. Human forms (though possibly with antlers or hooves) are created with sculpey, painted with acrylic, and then dressed intricately in tiny handmade clothes. A female to male transsexual whose innocent childhood rebellions included chopping Barbie’s hair and putting her in Ken’s clothes, Bickley uses the dolls as a way to see himself in the world and empathize with others. They are not stock characters—there is no villain or princess; each doll is a unique embodiment of the subtleties of human conditions.

Serrah Russell’s collages capture moments in time in an abstract parallel world where ocean might be taped to sky or hands might hold the longing of an airplane window. Her use of the medium of collage is fluent and expansive, and includes cut and pasted found imagery, instant film and digital photography. Reckoning absence as much as the tangible world, she seamlessly extends collage into three-dimensional sculptural space, time, and memory.

Joana Stillwell’s videos are meditative examinations of what she finds herself doing when she’s not doing anything; in turn, they become thoughtful examinations of the medium of video, of herself as a self-conscious subject, and of her activities as stand-ins for herself. In Trying to Find Joy in the Studio, light-refracting bubbles float through a textured white wall looking in on itself. In Diamond Dust, we are inside the night sky of a snow globe that is shaken by the artist. The videos sanction playful boredom and transform it into another place—one where we are reminded of the everything in nothing.

What prompted the inclusion of these three artists in this exhibition was a sentiment that all three expressed in their artist statements of their work being simply, and non-judgmentally, a recording of what they encounter in themselves. The title comes from the song “This Is the Way” by Devendra Banhart, which goes:


This is the way
I share my breakfast
This is the way
I serve my sentence
This is the way
I'm always leaving
This is the soft
Voice of the evening
This is the way
I hear my father
These are the flames
That drown the water

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW

Quest For Cash Kickoff Party - To benefit West Seattle High School Seniors

September 11, 2014

West Seattle Dentists Unite to Offer High School Seniors Cash for College
Dr. Matthew Pavlovich presents the Quest for College Cash 


Pavlovich Dental, one of West Seattle’s premier dental practices, is stepping away from the dentist’s chair for a moment to give back to West Seattle area teens looking at heading to college next fall. Matthew Pavlovich, or “Dr. Pav” as he is known to his patients, is spearheading the Quest for College Cash, an essay contest where West Seattle high school seniors have a chance at winning a scholarship (currently $3,000 and growing) that they can use towards college expenses. Joining Dr. Pav in funding the Quest’s scholarship are Dr. Travis Sorensen of Sorensen Orthodontics, Lloyd Tucker of Renaissance Center for Implants and Periodontics, and Pacific Endodontics.

A kick-off block party for the Quest will take place at Dr. Pav’s office on Thursday, September 11th from 5- 8 pm. There will be refreshments, local art and fashion, a raffle and, of course, the launch of the Quest. Everyone is welcome to stop by, especially local-area high school seniors who would like to pick up an application to enter the Quest for College Cash. The Quest for College Cash runs until January 31st, 2015, at which time Dr. Pav and his co-contributors will select the winner of the scholarship.

Dr. Pav and his colleagues are hoping the scholarship continues to grow with additional funds donated from West Seattle businesses. ”The more we can involve our area businesses in supporting the future endeavors of our high school students, the better prepared they will be for college,” said Dr. Pav. “I know that a scholarship of any amount can really make a difference to those who want to continue their education after high school.”

Anyone interested in learning more about Dr. Pav’s Block Party and the Quest for College Cash is asked to call Pavlovich Dental directly at 206.935.1855.


Ginomai Artist Show @ Ginomai Artist Community

September 11, 2014


Welcome to Ginomai 


Ginomai is our artist community that is housed across the street from our main
building. Our artist community is a small, yet thriving, group of like-minded people who are helping to shape our world through the power of art.

We will be opening up our artist studios to welcome you to a fine array of art from paintings to fine hand-crafted jewelry.

Ginomai Artist Studios are located at 4200 42nd Ave SW

Jennifer Magel @ Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

September 11, 2014

Jennifer Magel

My journey
I’ve been an artist my entire life. There is a drive in me to make the world a more beautiful place through my contributions as an artist. Art is also my sanctuary and every time I return to it, I feel whole and authentic.

The blank canvas can be terribly overwhelming and can invoke the strongest, most stubborn procrastination in me, but it is rife with unbelievable possibility. Once that first splash of color has been bravely swiped upon the surface, it begins the process of growing and forming and invokes my muse to express all that I feel.


A Little About Me
I’m a mom of a cat named Purple, and a lil’ black Chiweenie named Raven. I currently live in Burien and run my own freelance graphic design business. I am a coffee connoisseur, a Francophile, a runner on my good days, and a classic procrastinator on my bad days. The most poignant way to describe myself: I am the constant alchemy of creativity and imperfection.


My manifesto
I stand for equality and peace, self-acceptance and self-expression, feminism and the divine aspects of all things. I believe in lifting up the oppressed and for helping others connect with, and not fear their own truth. I encourage myself to remember to take the brave leap into the realization of all that I am and to dream BIG to manifest all I can become.

Mary Flynn-Gillies @ Windermere

September 11, 2014

Since spending several summers abroad in her early college years, Mary Flynn-Gillies' eyes were opened to a world with authentic age and tangible history. If only in a heavily layered billboard 
or architectural facade, time was evident and history chronicled. Scenarios were imagined and interactions from years past were found within the peeling and cracked surfaces. 




This fascination with weathered integrity has found a comfortable home in her two-dimensional work. Her desire is to achieve this sense of time and history in her work by using tattered, stained, and once cherished found papers as the foundation for her imagery. Causing one to ponder “How many previous lives has this assemblage touched through its individual components?” 

Her imagery at first glance is ageless but at closer inspection is interjected with modern thought and often times whimsy... bringing together the inspiring dynamic of past versus present.

Windermere is located at 4526 California Ave SW

Peggy Polynice @ REMAX Junction

September 11, 2014
I am Peggy Polynice. The art I create is colorful and abstract using mediums of canvas paper and wood. The type of paint I use for the abstract paintings are acrylic paints. I also use pen and color pencil on paper. I draw the shapes and lines with pen. And I then paint the spaces with acrylic. For portraits and still life I use charcoal and pencil on paper while erasing objects out for contrast. To add depth I use contrast of light in the picture, in addition to the negatives in objects to draw them.

So why did I decide to become an artist?
I was born and raised in New York. Art was introduced to me by my mother at the age of five. She brought me a sketch pad and crayons, and sat me down and made me draw what I was feeling every day after school. I've been in love with art since that time in my life. I was shy but art made it easy to talk to people and became my favorite class. I went to Nassau College where I had some difficulty figuring out what I wanted to major in, because I wasn't doing what I loved. One day after having a bad day I sat down and painted an abstract piece. I cried after I finished the piece because I finally realized that I am the happiest when I am doing art.

Alexander Riding @ Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe

September 11, 2014


Tribal Immigrant

Alexander Riding is descendent of Native Tribes and Russian, Jewish, African, English, Polish and Chinese Immigrants who worked the railroads and the forests of the greater Pacific Northwest. The liberal interbreeding of his forebears caused him to be a really prototypical American: to belong to a lot of cultures, or to none. 

Born and raised in the shadow of the Olympic mountains, his work is an attempt at reconciliation and preservation … of mysteries and contradictions of Heritage, Myth, Ritual, and Nature. Not to solve them, just to see them, to sit with them.

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe is located at 3770 SW Alaska Street.

Patricia Ann Wilson @ Wild Rose's Gifts and Antiques

September 11, 2014


Patricia Ann Wilson is an internationally exhibiting and teaching artist. Last year Patricia Ann had the pleasure of being invited to teach in Morocco. She has exhibited in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Malibu, Milwaukee, and Jamaica, West Indies, and has a home and studio in Jamaica. 


The main mediums Patricia Ann works in are, watercolor, collage, colored pencil drawing,mono print, and ceramic sculpture. She currently teaches at Seattle Central Community College Continuing ED, University of Washington at the Experimental College, Daniel Smith Artist Materials, and her studio at Wisteria Design. 

Patricia Ann has two degrees in art, Commercial art and Drawing and Painting with a Minor in Africa Dance. She also did an apprenticeship in Fine Art Lithography where she worked with Jacob Lawrence. Patricia Ann layers her watercolors, papers for collage, inks for print making, colored pencil for drawing like the layers of her life.

Wild Rose's Gifts and Antiques is located at 4529 California Ave SW

Shelli Markee @ Click! Design That Fits

September 11, 2014

Shelli Markee, known for her wire birds that fly up the walls at Click!, will bring wire sculptures of flowers, birds, and more flora and fauna. 

"Since childhood, I've found inspiration in nature and from my loved ones. Clean lines and curves evoke a sense of balance and strength, integral to both my design process and aesthetic.

My education in the arts began early, learning various mediums alongside a family of artisans in rural Minnesota."
-Shelli Markee
Also on Art Walk Click! will host a meet-the-maker event with Steve Lawler of rePly furniture. Steve is a local craftsman making modern furniture from plywood cabinet remnants.


Please see clickdesignthatfits.com/blog for more details.

Click! Design That Fits is located at 4540 California Ave SW

Tim Marsden and Rich Lehl @ West Seattle Cellars

September 11, 2014

For September we are featuring two artists: Tim Marsden and Rich Lehl. 


Some of Tim’s art has been permanently on display in the shop ever since we opened up in our current space—he designed and installed the wine-themed “stained glass” panels in our windows. In addition to being a long-time friend of the shop, Tim is a working artist in Seattle and a lover of art, food, and wine. His works on displays this month each depict a fun, tasty recipe, illustrated in Tim’s unique and whimsical style. You can see more of Tim's work at http://www.etmarsden.com.



Rich is a friend of Tim’s and has been exhibiting his work nationally for over 20 years in various galleries and museums. He lives and works in Seattle and is currently represented by the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. His works on display this month, entitled “7-inch Prints,” are a series of limited-edition digital archival prints cropped to the scale and format of 45 rpm 7-inch single record covers, enclosed in plastic 7-inch sleeves, like those in your most treasured record collection. The imagery doesn’t necessarily follow a particular theme and, absent of text, are like uncanny, surreal narratives. Learn more about Rich at http://www.richlehl.com.

On this month’s Art Walk night, our free weekly tasting features French wines from Small Vineyards. Enjoy a great selection of wines while you ponder Rich’s images, or try pairing them with Tim’s ‘recipes!’

West Seattle Cellars is located at 6026 California Ave. SW

Joseph Brooks @ Twilight Gallery & Boutique

September 11, 2014

Joseph Brooks presented by Twilight Gallery & Boutique


Artist Statement:
"Line has always been important to me as an artist. A line can produce beauty and decay, express the past and move the mind forward to the future. Line is ultimately the underpinning of my work. Whether I am drawing characters or doing non-representational work, the line is my constant. 
My non-representational work is an exercise in color, composition, and form. It shows how there can be beauty without being a defined object. What is a sunset if not color and composition? I do not refer to this work as abstract because it is not an abstraction of any form. I strip objects of their familiarity and allow the viewer to make their own connections to the work."

Twilight Gallery & Boutique will also be hosting a Jewelry Trunk Show by Magpie Mouse Studios



Twilight Gallery & Boutique is located at 4306 SW Alaska St.

Dori Borland-Westphal @ Cupcake Royale

September 11, 2014

Cupcake Royale presents Dori Borland-Westphal

Artist Bio
"I am a Seattle native, and only began painting after retiring in 1991 from full time employment as a laboratory technician and accountant. While working in volunteer organizations, I tried my hand at painting, and studied art at South Seattle Community College under Mary Lantz. Later, I attended water color classes at Gage Art Institute under Tom Hoffman. 
After retirement, we hiked and backpacked through the magnificent western mountains and along our awesome Pacific coast, in the woods, along rivers, where ever our hearts led us. We traveled throughout Europe. 
My love of the natural world surrounding us provides the subjects of my paintings. 
From oil, I moved into watercolor and pen and ink drawings. Old, dilapidated house and cabins that once burst with life, but now stand silent are another favorite subject. The beauty in old gnarled trees and snags, and these appear often in my art. 
Though I exhibit primarily locally, my art is represented in private collections across the U.S. and Europe."
Cupcake Royale is located at 4556 California Ave SW

Hourglass Footwear @ HomeStreet Bank

September 11, 2014 



Hourglass Footwear was founded by . . . well, us! We're Kira and Lisa. We're both hard-working, business-minded artists who love shoes. Welcome to our dream job.
Our work features a wide range of gorgeous shoes, all designed, hand-painted and triple sealed by a team of ridiculously talented Seattle artists. We're proud of what we have to offer, and we bet you'll find something you love! 
It is the mission of Hourglass Footwear to help our customers express their unique style and personality through original, hand-painted footwear designed and created by an experienced, talented team of artists. 
We set ourselves apart with high quality shoes, artwork and materials, and are committed to above-and-beyond customer service at every stage.
We will have free coffee, cookies and light refreshments.

HomeStreet Bank is located at 4022 SW Alaska Street

Bonnie Bennedsen @ The Discovery Shop

September 11, 2014


Bonnie Bennedsen is a watercolor artist who has lived and worked in West Seattle for a little more than ten years. She started painting as a part time hobby for pleasure; since retirement, it adds even more pleasure along with her volunteer work. 


Bonnie says painting is a joy and delight, most of the time! Usually during the dark days of winter, flowers bring color and are her primary focus. During the summer months she is more likely to be painting boats. One of the fun things about painting for Bonnie is encouraging others to enjoy it as well. 

More information and images of her work can be found at bonniebennedsen.com.

The Discovery Shop is located at 4535 California Ave. SW. 

Elana Winsberg @ Wallflower Custom Framing

September 11, 2014

My Mother Had 80 Coats
My mother gave me many gifts. The most unexpected was her dying request to "take care of those coats, give them to needy women..." and finding eighty! This show is a daughter's journey of understanding, before she can keep a promise made.
View more of Elana's work at http://www.elanawinsberg.com

Beer and Ciders provided by The Admiral Bird

Tidbits provided by Kitchen Klaus

Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Ave SW

Shelley Irish @ BendNMove

August 14, 2014



Through passionate color and visionary storytelling, I infuse classically rendered oil paintings with transcendental exploration. During each painting I create, I ask this painting how it can be a translation between the wisdom of the immaterial world and the beauty of the material plane. This is my only requirement, to ask and paint the answer.


Shelley Irish

Visionary Oil Paintings & Sacred D├ęcor


BendNMove is located at 3270 California Ave SW

Rajaa Gharbi @ Ginomai Art Center

August 14, 2014

Rajaa Gharbi is an international visual and literary artist. She was born and raised in Tunisia and was a national puppet theatre artist there until she moved to Morocco where she has lived and worked for five years. 



She has been holding solo exhibitions and participating as featured artist in group shows in USA galleries, universities and museums since 1984. Gharbi’s painting and literary works have been published, presented, critiqued and anthologized by art curators and scholars from the United States, the Middle East and Africa, including Tunisia’s National Television, radio and print media, National Public Radio (NPR), the Espace Culturel at the embassy of Tunisia, Washington DC, Cairo University, Egypt, Rutgers, Columbia and Seattle Universities, and Connecticut College, Bumbershoot's International Readers program, Seattle’s Municipal Tower Art Gallery, Central Library, The Northwest African-American Museum, the Museum of History and Industry, Elliott Bay Book Company, Langston Hughes Arts Center, Town Hall, l’Alliance Francaise, Edmonds’, Washington Black Box Theatre, and other art venues and publishers.


Gharbi’s surrealistic paintings start out as impulsive renditions of thoughts and intuitions and become somewhat more conscious visual narratives that have been described as having subversive compositional techniques, resplendent, enchanting, thought-provoking, engaging, visual poetry.


“I paint with layers of water based acrylics and inks, pencil and glass. Mythologies, hidden music and stories of almost-bygone or still alive languages, music itself, and human experience and its poetics inspire most of my paintings. Faces of mother nature, be they the infinite hues of my native Mediterranean’s turquoise waters, shifting golds and dreamy mauves of sunsets and sunrises, the singular red of human and animal blood, or the magnetic tones of green in any healthy forest or neighborhood garden often influence my palette”.


Gharbi is a member of the Tunisian Union of Fine Artists, the Academy of American Poets and Poetas del Mundo, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, and Antioch University Alumni Council. She is a contributing artist to PONCHO, West Edge Sculpture and Artist Trust.

Ginomai Art Center is located at 4401 42nd Ave SW

Sam Pierce @ Sound Point Real Estate LLC

August 14, 2014


Sam Pierce: Athlete, Painter and Singer: Sam is part of the West Seattle Community and is displaying his art for art lovers. When it was time to move on from basketball Sam filled his time with art and singing. You will be able to find him from time to time playing blues here and there, but you can now see his wonderfully vivid artwork @ the Sound Point Real Estate office.


Sound Point is a well establish luxury boutique real estate brokerage that has recently expanded into West Seattle.

Please stop by and enjoy some wonderful treats, drinks and good company.

Sound Point Real Estate LLC is located at 4044a California Ave SW

Rakesh Malik @ Vue Apartments

August 14, 2014



Artist Bio
I am one of those oddball photographers who actually uses natural light for nearly all of my photography. I am also in a small minority for the fact that I don’t go hiking without my large format camera; it’s one of those old time box cameras like you’ve seen in pre-World War II films. Sure, I bring my digital camera on my outings as well, but I’ve found that nothing can match the image quality of the big film camera. 
Most lightweight backpackers bring shelter, something to sleep in and a tiny point-and-click camera. I add to that, a large metal box with bellows (pleated leather like on an accordion), several lenses, film the size of a postcard, and a sturdy tri-pod. It’s not uncommon for me to lug 60 lbs of gear for 30 miles up the side of a mountain. It’s worth it. For someone else, it might seem like a constraint, but I find that it allows me to be more creative and get far better photos. 
My clients appreciate my photographs for their vibrant color; range of tones; and exquisite detail. I often hear that my images are like windows that inspire the viewer to get outside. There are many photographers who do much of the image making after the photo is taken. That’s one approach, but I don’t rely on Photoshop or other software to create the gem, I use Photoshop only to polish it. 
I’ve hiked the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Shenendoah National Park, The Grand Canyon and throughout the Pacific Northwest. My images reflect both the majesty and the intricacy that I love about the natural world.

Vue Apartments is located at 3261 SW Avalon Way

Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell, and Joana Stillwell @ ArtsWest

August 14, 2014

This Is the Way brings together work by Seattle artists Flynn Bickley, Serrah Russell and Joana Stillwell.


Flynn Bickley’s handmade dolls are perhaps what people would look like if their histories, secrets, dreams, and genders were plainly visible on their faces and bodies. Human forms (though possibly with antlers or hooves) are created with sculpey, painted with acrylic, and then dressed intricately in tiny handmade clothes. A female to male transsexual whose innocent childhood rebellions included chopping Barbie’s hair and putting her in Ken’s clothes, Bickley uses the dolls as a way to see himself in the world and empathize with others. The dolls are not stock characters—there is no villain or princess; each doll is a unique embodiment of the subtleties of human conditions.


Serrah Russell’s collages capture moments in time in the abstract parallel world where ocean might be taped to sky or hands might hold the longing of an airplane window. Her use of the medium of collage is fluent and expansive, and includes cut and pasted found imagery, instant film and digital photography. Reckoning absence as much as the tangible world, she seamlessly extends collage into three-dimensional sculptural space, time, and memory.

Joana Stillwell’s videos are meditations on what she finds herself doing when she’s not doing anything; in turn, they become thoughtful examinations of the medium of video, of herself as a self-conscious subject, and of her activities as stand-ins for herself. In Trying to Find Joy in the Studio, light-refracting bubbles float through a textured white wall looking in on itself. In Diamond Dust, we are inside the night sky of a snow globe that is shaken by the artist. The videos sanction playful boredom and transform it into another place—one where we are reminded of the everything in nothing.

What prompted the inclusion of these three artists in this exhibition was a sentiment that all three expressed in their artist statements of their work being simply, and non-judgmentally, a recording of what they encounter in themselves and in their worlds. The title comes from the song This Is the Way by Devendra Banhart, which goes:

This is the way
I share my breakfast
This is the way
I serve my sentence
This is the way
I’m always leaving
This is the soft
Voice of the evening
This is the way
I hear my father
These are the flames
That drown the water

Please join us for the reception and artist talks on Thursday August 28 from 6-9pm!
Exhibition runs through September 27.

ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave SW

Meg Johnson @ Capers

August 14, 2014



Through art, Meg explores both the expanse and the boundary of the human existence in nature. Meg is captivated by the dichotomy that the individual is an insignificant being within the cosmos, yet the individual is extraordinary within one's own life. 


Images whose interpretation depend on the observer's perspective are peppered throughout her work; whether an aspect of her work is understood to be a grand concept or a minute detail of life depends on the standpoint of the viewer.

Capers is located at 4525 California Ave SW

Kathleen Lopez @ Two Brothers Winery

August 14, 2014

Two Brothers Winery presents the art of Kathleen Lopez.

We will be having a wine tasting with 20% off sales the night of the art walk. Come celebrate August Art Walk and Kathleen’s art.

Two Brothers Winery is located at 3902 1/2 California Ave SW

Akiko Masker @ Wallflower Custom Framing

August 14, 2014


Akiko Masker is currently interested in blending traditional Japanese aesthetic values with Western art techniques.


More than meets the eye
Drawn to the highly visual images of Japanese Buddhism, she explores this iconography while implementing traditional Western art techniques.


Forms move in nature
She's inspired by how geometric and organic forms move in nature. Through her visual exploration, she hopes to bring the abstract understanding of time, space and matter into consciousness.

Masker is a practicing visual artist and is represented by the Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA where her work is currently on display.

Wallflower Custom Framing is located at 4735 42nd Ave SW

Ginomai Group Show @ Ginomai Artist Studios

August 14, 2014


Welcome to Ginomai 


Ginomai is our artist community that is housed across the street from our main
building. Our artist community is a small, yet thriving, group of like-minded people who are helping to shape our world through the power of art.

We will be opening up our artist studios to welcome you to a fine array of art from paintings to fine hand-crafted jewelry.

Ginomai Artist Studios are located at 4200 42nd Ave SW

Dina Potter @ Hotwire Online Coffeehouse


August 14, 2014



Seattle Artist Dina Potter will be showcasing all new abstract art works as part of the West Seattle Art Walk at Hotwire Online Coffee House in West Seattle in August 2014. A one-month exhibit, the opening Art Walk event is always a festive evening of art, music, fun & friends!

In Her Own Words...

"The inspiration for my art comes from many elements: music, sounds, and the visuals of everyday life. I am fascinated by shapes found in nature and daily life, exaggerating those shapes and making them my own in each art piece. Using the elements of line, shape, form, texture, color and space, I seek to create the illusion of depth, bold movement, and rhythmic, flowing pattern in each of my art creations.
I enjoy the discussion that each piece evokes, and generating an emotional response from people who view my art. Pursuing painting and continuing to create new works of art has sparked an element of creativity to my life that I am immensely enjoying. Sharing my art with collectors and helping them to compliment the interiors of their homes and businesses is a true joy.”
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is located at 4410 California Ave SW

Alexander Riding @ Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe LLC

August 14, 2014



Artist, sculptor, & writer, Alexander Riding, grew up outside of Port Angeles. Everyday he was faced with the mysteries of the dark woods, and haunting creatures within. In this isolated environment, his imagination was fed daily by the mere act of play and what he could create on his own. And when he was older, he began to express his deep, inner feeling. 

First there was the writing, and he wrote of worlds and times beyond the simplicity of what we know. He received his Bachelor's degree in writing at Bard College of New York. Next were the paintings, and he became committed to creating living pictures. Nothing short of this, you can see in his detailed paintings that there are many creatures with many feelings. 

He isn't creating a comfortable drawing for your living room. He is creating a hybrid creature that feels, thinks, and breathes within the frame. When you look into his work, you are held in such a way like staring into someone's eyes. You are uncomfortable and uncertain, and undoubtedly captivated. 

Finally, his sculptures. Strange, sharpened shapes, animated and ready to make your living room a true LIVING room. Bring life into your life with these exotic works of art and you will shock all your friends while still being the talk of the town. Bring these hybrid creatures of the places unknown into your world, because you don't just want a pretty picture to admire, you want to have something that is self-sustaining, exotic, and always looking back at you.

Chaco Canyon will have one sculpture and several paintings features in the community room and cafe lobby. 

Willa Junkinsmith @ Cupcake Royale

August 14, 2014


Artist Bio
My name is Willa Junkinsmith. I am 23, and I am from Seattle. I have been drawing ever since I was a little kid, but I only really started painting a few years ago. I took one painting class in college where I learned how to use oil paint and how to gesso a canvas. When I first started painting I was really self-conscious about it because it seemed like everyone else in the class had better technique than I did. I used too many colors and I was messy. I talked to my professor and he showed me Giacometti and told me that it was more important to be able to recognize one’s art than to be good at imitating someone else’s. 
 
My style of painting has changed since then quite a bit, but I still use a lot of bright colors, and I am messy. I love oils because you can make colors change into other colors, and it is a good exercise in patience because you have to wait forever for it to dry. The inspiration for the subjects in my paintings come from everywhere: 
books that I read, other peoples art, and just everyday life experiences where I see things that I think are beautiful, like saxophones and rats and bones, the human body, and nature. 

B. Perreault @ HomeStreet Bank

August 14, 2014



Blending and layering with acrylic paint is a theme throughout B. Perreault's work. She captures intentional movement with energizing brush strokes. Inspiration is drawn from the vibrant colors of a Pacific Northwest sunset. Her ability to pull from sky to canvas offers a whimsical abstract journey.

Free cookies, coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Mary Denend @ West Seattle Cellars

August 14, 2014



We’ve had such a great response to Mary’s art, we are continuing her show for another month. Our free tasting on Art Walk Thursday will feature wines from Greece, one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world and one enjoying quite a renaissance. Join us from 5:30 to 9:00 to sample some exciting wines while you enjoy Mary’s artwork.


Artist Bio

After years of exploration, the encaustic medium drew me in and continues to allure with its versatility, fluidness, and beeswax scent. Being a shutterbug with a passion for travel, nature, and art, I find that encaustics is a perfect medium to mix it all together. My photo-encaustics, expressive landscapes, abstracts, and collages are created from a melding of images from the places I have been. This show is mostly photo-encaustics, incorporating photos I took during a month-long sojourn in South Africa.


Encaustics (which means “burn in”) is a centuries old art form. The paints are a mixture of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment. After each molten layer is applied it is fused to the surface or prior layer (I use wooden panel boards) with a torch, heat gun, iron or other heated tool. My encaustic work incorporates all the elements — earth, fire, air and water.

West Seattle Cellars is located at 6026 California Ave. SW

Layne Cook at Wild Rose's

August 14, 2014



Layne is a retired kitchen designer who has been painting prolifically since her retirement in 2001. The paintings shown at Wild Rose's exemplify work from a number of genres-landscapes, figurative, still life and old trucks.


Wild Rose's is located at 4529 California Ave SW

Boundaries at Twilight Gallery & Boutique

August 14, 2014

Boundaries
August 14th - September 8th, 2014


Opening Thursday Aug 14th from 6-9pm during the West Seattle Art Walk


Boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits created to identify what are reasonable, safe, or permissible ways for people to behave around each other. Sometimes we create boundaries, sometimes boundaries are created for us. The show will explore how these boundaries are upheld, crossed, or broken.


Featuring work by Laura Castellanos, Mary Coss, Levi Hastings, Tim Manthey, Naoko Morisawa, Hanna Myers, Lynn Schirmer, Siolo Thompson, and Kate Vrijmoet.

Curated by Jody Joldersma


View more at the artist website

Twilight Gallery & Boutique is located at 4306 SW Alaska St.

Unified Outreach at Ginomai Art Center

August 14, 2014



Unified Outreach (Youth Programming) cartoon animation and video production studio is located on the 2nd floor of the Ginomai Art Center located at 4401 42nd Ave SW.



The program is home to the Summer & Winter break "Animating Cartoons" day camp as well as the Summer "Work Training in the Arts" programs which will feature a all-ages musical performance by Rap artist TYRONE on August 23rd and the annual Youth Fashion Show on August 30th.


Stop by to meet staff and check out the facility!


Unified Outreach is located at 4401 42nd Ave SW (2nd Floor)