October ArtWalk Participants

5408 22nd Avenue NW

Ken Judd describes himself as a blue collar artist and craftsman who makes art wherever he goes. He’s always been drawn to using found objects and inexpensive, odd materials. When Judd moved into a rental house in 2009, whose previous owner was a handyman/do-it-yourselfer from the Depression era, he discovered a treasure trove of nuts, bolts, washer, old brake fluid cans and tools - inspiring him to create his current series of Robot Pioneers. They are made of 95% salvaged materials: wood, glass, metal and resin.

Root. Integrative Health
2026 NW Market Street, Suite 201

Influenced by cartoons and Picasso, Jake Galm explores spiritual revelation in a storybook world. He describes his style as "Bubblegum Cubist Surrealism," and allows it to develop through each piece without a preconceived interpretation. "It's like a dream that you have, instead of presenting an idea that you hold." His radiant work will dazzle even your eyelids and his story; further intrigue you into a deeper level of insight beyond the canvas.

Velouria Boutique
2205 NW Market Street

Local photographer, Paul Porte presents Film v Digital, a series that explores the approach, process, and magic of both film and digital photography.
This collection represents photos shot with a 1946 Rolleiflex, a plastic Holga film camera, and a digital SLR.

This, plus two great designers. Nikki Jacoby Jewelry joins the party with her striking geometric, brass and stainless earrings and necklaces. Her pieces are so versatile and wearable that they will easily become your favorite accessories. And Clair Vintage Inspired. Every item of this clothing line has been proudly made in Portland, Oregon since 2007. The Clair Vintage Inspired mission is to be the favorite piece in someone's closet. Her loyal following of fashion-obsessed fans has proven that she's making pretty clothes not just accessible, but fun and functional.

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

Proletkult, a group show of local "working" artists includes: paintings by Nat Gibbons, Lisa Bellero, and Roger Bennet; collages and fiber art by Laurrette Chasse; fiber art by Jackie Lamont and Heather Swain; whimsically re-purposed flashcards by Rebecca Edwards; and recycled material sculptures by Diane Kurzyna aka “Ruby Re-Usable.” Also a special dance piece: “A rhythmic surprise by an unnamed duo”

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