Coming in October

Two Ballard Ave businesses join the ArtWalk this month!

VAIN Ballard
5401 Ballard Avenue NW

Featuring the jewelry collection of Zerosept, a mix of natural wooden elements that have been shaped into delicate industrial shapes. Born in France in a very industrial town, Audrey Lou of ZeroSept settled in Seattle and fell in love with the natural beauty of the Great Northwest. An industrial designer by profession, she has taken her knowledge and creativity into a more emotional, down to earth and feminine adventure. Lou's recipe for creating jewelry is a mix of natural and industrial steps. Using the noble and unpredictable material of exotic wood, she creates contrast and modernity by drawing geometric shapes which will randomly fall onto the ever changing wood patterns. Utilizing laser cutting technology to create some precision as well as an industrial twist to her work, the finishing touches are put together by adding silver and metal components to compliment the stunning raw beauty of the wood and all of the magic (assembly) happens by hand.

Kula Movement
Center for Yoga & Health
5340 Ballard Avenue NW

Check out their performance art: AcroYoga.
Show times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 pm

Artists for the September ArtWalk

The Scoop at Walters
6408 32nd Ave NW

John Holm fell in love with the sea at a young age while living on the North
Shore of Oahu where he enjoyed beach combing and snorkeling. Since then, life has taken him to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Friday Harbor and Madison Avenue. After time as a surfer and art student, to a stint as a Navy pilot and a thirty-five year career in advertising in New York, Holm returned to Seattle. His early coastal memories became the images that were reborn in the form of acrylic paintings and are on display in this show.

Cupcake Royale
2052 NW Market Street

Artist Justin Kane Elder simplifies images by deconstructing them into basic geometric shapes. His goal is to construct a complex design out of simple forms. Each piece focuses on individual colors and how those colors relate to the space they inhabit. Colors are piled together to create a network of corresponding objects. These objects are what make each composition identifiable.

5344 Ballard Avenue Northwest

As a professional photographer for over 20 years, Janet Mesic-Mackie has honed a vision and body of work that is informed by her love of composition and form, and her training as a visual artist. She has been called a horse photographer par excellence and this show, titled Horses, exhibits her ability to capture the essence and vitality in the natural world. As so well put by Juliet Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, "If you love horses, you will love her photographs. Her horses are immediate, personal and lovable. You'll feel you are there, stroking a velvety nose."

5408 22nd Avenue NW

Handbag designer Laarni Mejino's passion for sewing and needlework, as well as her deep appreciation for the visual arts, helped to create her business
six years ago. Her company Laarni and Tita, is in part named for her daughter Tita (the only girl out of 5 children) who helps with design, fabric selection and marketing. Handmade in Seattle, Laarni and Tita's products are charming, attractive and functional. See her expanding her collection of handbags, purses, messenger bags, and wristlets, and a debut item - iPad cases.

September ArtWalk Artists

Hotel Ballard

Miro Tea
5405 Ballard Avenue Northwest

Presenting new paintings by local artist Matt Bazemore. Series includes Ballard Avenue landmarks, the rose garden at the Locks, and Fishermen's Terminal. Stop in and celebrate this local favorite's third showing and enjoy the incredible selection of tea and treats.

Habitude Salon & Spa
2801 NW Market Street

Featured artist Greg Boudreau creates multi-layered spray paint stencils on frames constructed from salvaged wood. Working from original photographs, he processed them on a computer and prints the layers as architecture blue-print plots and they cuts the stencil by hand. The stencils are then sprayed on frames constructed of salvaged shipping pallets and focus on portraying industrial and urban landscapes and portraiture. Exhibiting in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, Boudreau currently working from a studio on Capitol Hill.

La Tienda Folk Art Gallery
2050 NW Market Street

As fall approaches, it's time to start nesting and sprucing up your home and La Tienda can help. Select from handmade Indian tablecloths and pillows; table runners and placements from Guatemala; and beautiful serving pieces inspired by nature and created in New York.

Annie's Art & Frame
2212 Northwest Market Street

Tina Abbott shows a large selection of her lovely miniature encaustics here this month. Come by and enjoy her whimsical subject matter and extensive palette! Plus refreshments.

Filthy Rich of Seattle
5402 22nd Avenue NW

Many people say your first time traveling overseas gives you a greater appreciation of life, expands your views and perhaps allows you to "find yourself" when you aren't even looking. Sarah Vanausdoll found herself behind the lens; a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a best friend, an artist and photographer. She found her passion for photography immediately upon backpacking through Thailand. Vanausdoll returned home with new eyes and a drive to learn the art of photography. Her love for people, their life stories, and what makes them smile, create a perfect recipe for her camera. "I have an eclectic palette when it comes to my composition and theme, and the subjects I enjoy photographing. I strive to capture vibrance, candids, emotion, serenity and most importantly the memory and feeling of the moment. I photograph LIFE, LOVE & LOVING LIFE....And I would love to share it with you!"

Nightingale Gallery
2215 NW Market Street

Featuring Shannon Roche - remember this, the latest show by Shannon Roche. Originally from the small mountain town of Leavenworth, she has taught art in Hawaii and traveled many national roads and seas via occupations. Roche discovered her love for creating while sitting outside sketching in a high school art class in the mid-90s. Her art style could be described by some as acrylic, mixed media and abstract. A fascination for life and observing the complex and simple moments constantly inform her creations.

Plus a DJ, a possible live painting, and refreshments and snacks catered by our friends at Savour!

Artists in September ArtWalk

Root. Integrative Health
2026 NW Market Street, Suite 201

Escape the urban scene without leaving the 'Hood! Let photographer Ken Vensel take you on one last dreamy summer vacation to some of the most pristine destinations around the world. Captured with rich, dynamic color and playful shutter speeds, he will leave you drooling for more.

Velouria Boutique
2205 NW Market Street

Swing by to check out dreamy photography by Portland's Misha Ashton. A self-taught photographer working with 35mm film, her images are printed exactly as they turn out in an alternative developing process, they are not altered in any way. Instead of using Photoshop, Ashton relies on obscure angles and the film developing process to create a unique and altered image. Also, local jewelry designer Loulu joins in with a lovely selection of her handcrafted jewels.

5449 Ballard Avenue NW

Although PJ Andrews' immediate influences are Jackson Pollack and Andy Warhol, his animated work comes straight from the source - cartoons and cartoon characters. Believing characters such as Tweety and Captain Caveman to be larger than life, his rendition of these characters is accented with glitter.
Though simple to the point of elegant, PJ’s “diamond dust” efforts offer a new dimension to animation. Passionate about pop art, he believes that by applying his techniques to some of the most beloved animation icons in history, these characters are given the superstar appearance they truly deserve.

Venues for September ArtWalk

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

A group show of local artists: Paintings by Nat Gibbons, Jackie and Heather Lamont, Lisa Bellero, Roger Bennet; Collages by Laurrette Chasse; whimsically re-purposed flashcards by Rebecca Edwards; recycled material sculptures by Diane Christine. Also a special dance piece: A rhythmic surprise by an unnamed duo!

Training Wheels

American Family Insurance
2232 NW Market Street, Suite 20
(Upstairs from Market Street Shoes)

Keri Stack's preferred genre is still life because of the opportunity it provides to celebrate the ordinary. Every object has a story and when there are multiple objects, a dialog ensues. Although many of the objects in Stack's paintings are timeless or herald from an earlier time, her approach is to paint them in a contemporary, simple way. Shape; pattern; rich, vivid, layered color; and breathing room are her hallmarks.

2425 33rd Ave West

It's Kitsch on the Rocks! Really fun bar towel gift sets. Stop by from 6-9 pm and meet the local ladies who create these great gifts.

September ArtWalk

Art & Soul
2860 Northwest Market Street

Photographer and mixed media artist Ginny Banks is upfront and center this month. Her brilliant color images show Bank's concern with attitude, setting, and description. Though each photograph is mostly orchestrated by Banks, she allows a spontaneous response to come from each individual. Color, texture, props, clothing and background combine with the pose itself. For Banks, photography is a way to express the inherent beauty she sees in a person.

(top left Nancy Hammer, top right Steve Costie, bottom Robin Siegl)

2856 Northwest Market Street

Featuring mixed-media artists Lisa Buchanan, Steve Costie, Marie Gagnon, Nancy Hammer, Kate Protage and Robin Siegl in an abstract narrative.
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