September Art Walk
Saturday, September 9th 6-9 PM
Join us this month as we host new work from Jon Driver. Jon has been prolific since his last show in 2015, and you will be amazed by his abstract musings that grace our store walls.
Saturday, August 12th 6-9 PM
The return of Jaquie "Johnny Cat" Thielen and her show of whimsical "purrtraits", a collection of over-painted thrift store works, reimagined masters, and original digital paintings.
Saturday, June 10th 6-9 PM
Excited to host Katie Gullickson and her gorgeous little watercolors. From Katie:
Saturday, May 13th 6-9 PM
The Ballard Artwalk returns to second Saturdays! We're excited to jump back in and are pleased to be showing Philosophy, by Misty Starfire, a collection of gorgeous illustrations.
Of her work, Misty says, "I named this series of art Philosophy because I believe nature influences everything around us, including the way we think and view the world. Each piece is named after a different philosophy that I felt captured the subject’s mood. But that is just my interpretation. It is up to you to learn about the piece/philosophy you are drawn to, and figure out its personal meaning to you.
Come join us, Saturday, May 13 from 6-9 PM, to meet Misty and see her amazing work.
December Art Walk
Saturday, December 10th 6-8 PM
We welcome the return of our featured December artist, Rachelle Wirfs, now in our fifth year showing her gorgeous pyrographic creations.
September Art Walk
Saturday, September 10th, 6-9 PM
Moments of urban street life are painted with digital tools, creating uncommon textures and effects that Karen Johnson calls photo painting. Many are familiar places in Seattle, portrayed in vibrant colors, with people on the streets obscured by abstraction. In another series called Counter Culture, she has frozen everyday interactions honoring the people that make us our coffee and cook up our lunch in food trucks. You can almost hear the coffee grinders and the steam. The gleaming machinery and the character of each vendor play a part in the action. Karen is a professional graphic designer at her own firm, Level 29 Design, in downtown Seattle. Her curiosity with new techniques and tools often takes a detour into art.
August Art Walk
Saturday, August 13th, 6-9 PM
New work from textile artist, Alise Baker
June Art Walk
Saturday, June 11th, 6-9 PM
The debut of Melanie Long
Melanie has worked for Market Street Shoes for 9 years and we're just now discovering her secret photography talent. So, after all this time, we are excited to display Melanie's work!
May Art Walk
Saturday, May 14th
It's a catty affair with Jacquie Thielen
April Art Walk
Saturday, April 9th
New work by local artist L R Odette
I paint what I see, feel and live. Self taught and feeling little restraint, I paint in various styles from my own perspective. I worked at a scale model company for years, which is where I gained an appreciation for perfection. You can see it in the detail of my work. My hope is that my paintings are not only seen by you but also felt. If a painting evokes a feeling, emotion, memory or a simple smile, I've accomplished what I started out to do. L R ODETTE
March Art Walk
Saturday, March 12th, 6-9 PM
New work by local artist David Wynne
The purposeful position of allowing nature and its elements to play a participatory role in the exploitation of markings opens avenues for re-evaluation of reasoning, surprise within the unexpected, as well as the struggle to make sense of formal outcomes when making art.
The monotypes and drawings represented within this body of work play with the recording of time, a visual topography of place or local, within a moment, a month, or seasons, capturing thoughts, and emotions that vary for each viewer.
The paintings function on a similar level, whereby the subject of the Ginkgo, is considered a living fossil, with abilities to thrive in disturbed environments, as a symbol of strength as well as beauty. This species, was named ‘Hibakujumoku’ was able to with stand the bombing of Hiroshima. I have recorded and preserved in carbon, and encaustic panels and tiles marking their time as a metaphor of modernized fossils, or remnants of thoughts and emotions.