20 Years of Printmaking at Sev Shoon

2856 Northwest Market Street
Join Ballardworks in helping Sev Shoon Arts Center celebrate their 20th Anniversary at the July ArtWalk. (And all of those 20 years in Ballard.) All three floors feature the works of over 20 Sev Shoon Members, past and present. Enjoy food creations by Culinary Enthusiast Linda Rajsavong. As always, those BallardWorks artists’ with private studios will have their doors open to the public.

Sev Shoon Arts Center
2862 Northwest Market Street
As part of the 20-year celebration, Sebastian Voorhees hosts free demonstrations in Monotype printmaking on the first level in Sev Shoon.

July ArtWalk Participants

Dutch Bike Co. Café
4741 Ballard Ave NW

Sasha Robinson is a local jewelry artist who works in sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones to create high quality heirloom jewelry. Her line, Mrs. Robinson's Affair, is inspired by family traditions, one-of-a-kind stones, and the gorgeous natural environment of the Pacific Northwest.

Dish it up!
5320 Ballard Avenue NW
This month they’re doing an Art of Wine in Food evening. Featured are recipes for "Sauces that go well with Fish", including recipes for folks to take home and try on their own. And don’t miss their awesome sidewalk sale!

Velouria Boutique and Gallery New Stop on the ArtWalk!
2205 NW Market Street

It’s an evening of art and fashion. Local artist/musician John Atkins shows a new watercolor series at the July ArtWalk. Also joining the festivities are two local designers, Christine Chaney and Frankie Four (formerly Angel Eyes) who share their one of a kind, up-cycled dresses. tops, and swimwear.

Work by John Atkins

ROOT. Integrative Health 2026 NW Market Street Enrich your senses with Bill Matthews, painter and owner of the Fremont Drum Shop. His original works adorn the walls with an exploration of themes that include jazz, African folk tales and jungle scenes. Bill and his drumming group will also be showcasing their love of West African polyrhythms, performing traditional rhythms in new and creative ways throughout the evening.

Painting by Bill Matthews

Miro Tea 5405 Ballard Avenue NW Barbara Trentalange is a multimedia artist better known for her musical endeavors. Having released three albums under the name "Trentalange", she currently performs as a guest vocalist with Head Like a Kite. In 2005, she toured as a member of Crooked Fingers where she had the opportunity to play with other notable musicians like Devotchka, Micah P. Hinson and Calexico. After the birth of her daughter early this year, Barbara needed to temporarily find a quieter outlet and picked up her paintbrush. Her The Baby Napping Series of acrylic paintings pays homage to some of the Seattle musicians she has worked with over the years.
Nina Simone

July ArtWalk Participants

Ballard Has A New Gallery!
2215 NW Market Street
We are excited to welcome a new retail establishment to downtown Ballard—The Nightingale Gallery. This unique addition features band posters, exclusive Ballard and Seattle graphics, gift and souvenir art, apparel and more. With a passion for their home community of Ballard, a love of art, and desire to create an accessible, affordable and engaging gathering place for art lovers, Aaron and Beth Morris are excited to open their new business on Market Street.

For July’s ArtWalk, The Nightingale Gallery features signed, limited edition prints by Ballard artist Steve Konz. Ballard, Green Lake and Queen Anne scenes are depicted in these digitally illustrated featured works. All prints, 24"x36", are giclees on museum-quality paper, archivally framed, numbered and autographed by the artist.

Konz has 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator and has taught illustration and figure drawing courses at Seattle Central Community College for nine years. He currently works as a full-time graphic artist for Lantern Press in Seattle, and lives in Ballard with his wife and daughter.

Another New ArtWalk Stop in June

5310 Ballard Avenue NW
A Year in Washington, this series of photographs on canvas, chronicles Dennis Lussier’s first year in the state through landscapes and cityscapes.

Photo by Dennis Lussier

More June ArWalk Participants

Kiss Café
2817 NW Market Street

A recently relocated native of New Hampshire, Allison Kennedy received her BFA in illustration and Graphic Design in Boston and then moved to Seattle to continue her education in Art Therapy. Working primarily in water-based oils, Kennedy paints a variety of subjects and is excited about bringing art to the public as a way for self-discovery.

Art & Soul
2860 NW Market Street

Showcasing paintings and etchings of cats, dogs and wildlife by Sueellen Ross. Combining her passion for producing art with her love for animals, she creates works of exceptionally strong design and subtle wit. Using India ink, watercolor and pencil, Ross has developed her own unique mixed media combination, concentrating on her drawing skill. Don’t miss these delightful paintings.

Sev Shoon Arts Center
2862 NW Market Street

Sev Shoon etching instructor Betsy Barnum demonstrates printing of medium-scale intaglio etching plates in one and two colors. Other drawing techniques, along with short bursts of drypoint and scraping, diversify the demo. The studio’s walls are filled with examples of Barnum’s work. See the magic that is printed from a thin copper plate.

Ballard Works
2856 NW Market Street
Work by four artists is featured. Claire Cowie’s dreamlike imagery deals with imaginary worlds and the conflation of memory and reality. Through the observation of the inside and outside world, things are altered by the act of being observed. Drawing from playful and dark images, Cowie presents an exploration of fiction vs. truth. Franc Guerrero’s referential but not overt erotic imagery
explores the age-old history of painting’s notions of voyeurism. By referencing artists before him, Guerrero creates “thank you notes”, continuing the dialogue between the viewer and the person being viewed. Dan Shafer’s graphic images merge the use of text and image in order to explore the notion of memory, both personal and collective. Inspired by personal experiences of family, faith and community, Shafer reflects on universal experiences by playing with the notion of fiction and reality. Danila Rumold’s perceptions of the inner and outer landscapes manifest in the shape of lights and darks, and the medium of paint and graphite on paper. Through mediation of material, Rumold empties out thought in exchange for the discovery of the fleeting feeling tones and the discovery of the reality of how things are in the moment.

Painting by Danila Rumold

The Scoop at Walter's
6408 32nd Avenue NW
Julie and Andy Taylor of The WoodWork are proud to present for the first time their line of handcrafted, highly functional, durable furniture. Drawing on tradition while looking toward the future, this collection focuses on clean lines, bold colors, and clever techniques that highlight the beauty and strength of each piece. View photographs of their work displayed in handmade frames, along with a few select furniture pieces.

Furniture by The Woodwork

Blowing Sands Glass Studio/Laura Frost Gallery

5805 14th Avenue NW
(At 58th and 14th, 1 block North of the Ballard Market)
It looks like spring may be just around the corner, so to usher it in, they’re holding over their Annual Garden Art Show. Included are beautiful flower-inspired paintings by Janet Fagan, Mary Anne Nagy and Kelley Greene, and driftwood heron, rhino and fish by Cynthia Smith. And of course, glass art, including glass bird feeders and garden stakes by sooze deLeon grossman, Lon Clark’s glass floats, and vases by David Smith.

All else follows by Janet Fagan
Vase by David Smith

Building C (Artist Studios)

1148 NW Leary Avenue
(1 Block North of Leary on 14th, Banner marks door)
Take this opportunity to visit the open studios of twenty-four professional artists, including: Carol Mallett Adelman, Ben Brackin, Andree Carter, Steve Costie, Diane Culhane, Sue Danielson, Michael Dickter, Louise Durocher, Robert Hardgrave, Virginia Howlett, Mary Iverson, Terry Leness, Mike (Mikela) Naylor, Piper O’Neill, AJ Power, Patricia Ridenour, Sarah Savidge, Robin Siegl, Jennifer Stenhouse, Gillian Theobald, C.L. Utley, Margaret Watson, Lilly West and Junko Yamamoto.

June ArtWalk Venues

5408 22nd Avenue NW
British designer Stuart King is a fine artist and furniture designer/maker who now lives in the Cascade Mountains. With an international reputation for his style and innovative perspective and exhibitions, King has clients around the world. Now add Ballard to this list of locales. His current show, Rocks and Surf, includes an expanded collection of contemporary, fresh acrylic paintings on canvas and board. And who better to paint the range of the ocean’s intense energy than an avid surfer.

Tryptic by Stuart King


5449 Ballard Avenue NW
Created in her Pike Place Market studio, these mixed media and abstract paintings embody Brooke Westlund’s vision of spontaneity and living in the present. The colors and textures are thoughtfully applied in order to bring the viewer closer to the nature of her process.

La Tienda Folk Art Gallery

2050 NW Market Street
Will your garden soon be full of flowers? Bring them indoors to showcase in a handcrafted glass vase from La Tienda’s collection created by American craft artists from all over the United States. Included are Eickholt Studios in Ohio, Elodie Holmes of New Mexico, and Robert Held from Vancouver, British Columbia. Perfect filled with your garden treasures, but just as beautiful standing alone.

Kick It Boots & Stompwear
2607 NW Market Street
“Shoecasing” new peep toe to platform shoe paintings by local artist Brenda Joy. Delightfully feminine, colorful and sized at 10” x 10”, they’re the perfect décor for your walk-in closet. (Or anywhere, really.)

Miro Tea
5405 Ballard Avenue NW
Playing off of the philosopher Walter Benjamin’s “dialectical image”, Craig van den Bosch’s current work addresses the dynamics of biology vs. technology and asks whether there will be a harmony between the two as the gap closes.

Dish it up!
5320 Ballard Avenue NW
It’s a “Kitsch on the Rocks” trunk show! Meet Mary Olsen, the Seattle-based gal who makes super cool bar towel sets—perfect for hostess gifts, Father’s Day or just to brighten your barware this summer. Also sample wine Ambassador Nancy’s “Moscato-jito,” a wine based punch with mint ice cubes. Cool!

Filthy Rich of Seattle
5344 Ballard Avenue NW
Truffles, truffles, truffles. A little morsel of delectable goodness. Having owned a bakery known for its delectable desserts, Kyma Czark knows that making a truly delicious dessert is an art form, especially in chocolate. People love chocolate, good chocolate, chocolate that makes you go mmmm… That is why she loves making these truffles. It piques Czark’s creativity and challenges her to come up with new and interesting sweets that people want to savour and enjoy. Just try to stay away.

Source Salon & Spa
5400 Leary Avenue NW
American author/illustrator Ramon Shiloh, born in Northern California, was highly influenced by his mother. Author of Guidance through an Illustrative Alphabet, Shiloh draws his energy, spirit and enthusiasm from his art and poetry.

5423 Ballard Avenue NW
Head upstairs to FRY, a fun showroom featuring furniture and artwork that combines modern lines and mountain lifestyles. Unique and handcrafted, these furnishings create a welcoming and warm environment. Off-the-wall styles, peculiar concepts, and fine-tuned craftsmanship—all great for adding some pop to your digs.

The Hi-Life
5425 Russell Avenue NW
With the sun a more frequent visitor, our palates want the tastes of summer. So, try the calamari fry, hickory smoked spareribs or BBQ sliders. Check out the latest group art show and enjoy rockin’ happy hours from 3-6:30 & 10-close!

Root. Integrative Health
2026 NW Market Street
Enjoy vibrant compositions by artist, Bill Zama, while treating your ears to live folksy, bluegrass music by Patchworks. And be sure to say hello to your favorite local health practitioners too!

5344 Ballard Avenue NW
In Nonesuch Wonder, a series of oil paintings by Nico Lund, the artist ruminates upon archetypal imagery. She incorporates a subdued color palate contrasted with vibrant color to create ethereal landscapes in which a story is unfolding.

Annie’s Art and Frame
2212 NW Market Street
Illustrator David D’Andrea’s work is iconic, dark, intricate and beautiful. His illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges, drawing from a variety of themes. The shelves of his small studio are crammed with dusty books, almanacs, type specimens, crumbling encyclopedias and other esoteric visual influences, all looking as if they had been rescued from a medieval basement. These eclectic influences show in the work—archaic lettering, obsessively detailed renderings of animals, and elements from numerous religions and cultures. This exhibit includes a varied collection of D’Andrea’s work, including original drawings and silkscreen prints. Stop by and meet the artist.

Market Street Shoes
2232 NW Market Street
Graphic artist Andrew Holder lives and works in Los Angeles, not far from his home town of San Diego. Splitting his time between client and personal work, Andrew has exhibited in Sydney, LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, New York and Tokyo. Now he’s made it to Ballard.

Shakti Vinyasa Yoga

2238 NW Market Street
Daniel Bernunzio exhibits examples of his Birch Series, which depicts stylized intertwining birch tree branches. His medium is acrylic on recycled board, with recycled wooden frames unique to each piece. Bernunzio lives in Ballard where his studio can be found in the backyard.

Haven Salon
5810 24th Avenue NW
Although Jessica F.K. Lambert’s first endeavor in art was as a child in 1983 when she won a fine arts award for a collage piece, she did not return to art making until 1993. Today she works in oil and soft pastels, as well as acrylics and oils. Lambert has always loved color—for her it expresses emotion and contemplation. From abstractions, she’s moved to more realistic renderings. Architecture, objects, loved ones—bits and pieces from her own everyday life have become the subjects of Lambert’s artwork. Color remains at the center of her artwork and the goal is to be fearless through color.

Habitude Salon & Spa
2801 NW Market Street
A Kiwi born in Melbourne, Australia, Brad Strain moved to Seattle in 2002, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Trained in fine art photography, he likes to drink a lot of coffee, make films, paint and make his girls smile. Strain is inspired by the stories that take place in and around his head. Stop in and check out his paintings.

Painting by Brad Strain

First Time June ArtWalk Participants

Artist information is starting to arrive for our next event. Here are two businesses joining the ArtWalk for the first time.


4743 Ballard Avenue NW, Second Floor (Suite 200)

This award-winning design studio features work by their employees and friends in their own art-and-design marketplace. Artwork and wares, for sale to the public, range from paintings and greeting cards to limited edition screenprints and jewelry. Featured artists include Jason Gomez, Michelle Yang, Brett Schwager, Madeleine Eiche, Rosalind Bevin, Agnes Gomez, Misha Zadeh, Cate Schwager and Sean Dekkers.

2242 NW Market Street

A festive atmosphere, complete with a wine tasting and two featured artists, is in store for this charming specialty food shop during its inaugural ArtWalk. Mary Land of Seville Designs shares her handmade silver and copper jewelry creations. Whether you like yours simple or showy, plain or sparkling with gemstones, you'll love her necklaces and earrings. Plus Nikki Sherritt of Gabriel's Aunt debuts her new perfume line, Rebel and Mercury. Her sensual, botanical candles are also available for sale.

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