5449 Ballard Avenue NW
Movement + Light. And a clean windshield. That’s how Ben Scherer created this series of photographs. Each shot was taken from his car while driving through Seattle’s streets at night. The electric patterns come from a variety of different car and shutter speeds, camera positions, turns and bumps in the road. Vibrant lights from stores, bars, cars, buses, signs, and sometimes the slightest bit of daylight, provide raw and real color. While each shot is digital, they are not retouched. The series started as an effort to capture the unique nighttime energy of Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods. Scherer's inspiration was simply wanting to try using his camera to create art and his imagination to make the familiar seem extraordinary.
Annie's Art and Frame
2212 NW Market Street
Celebrating Annie's 20th Anniversary this month with a group showing of work by their employees. Each framer has contributed an original work of art in the theme of Winter. Signed prints of each piece are available. Meet many of the artists, celebrate the Season and join in the Anniversary Celebration!
La Tienda Folk Art Gallery
2050 NW Market Street
This month begins the celebration of their 50th year in business! With a focus on local craftspeople, they're featuring ceramists Loren Lukens and Matthew Patton of Seattle, and Still Fire Pottery from Whidbey Island; and jewelry artists Christy Decker of West Seattle, Carmen D'Anguis of Seattle, Crawsister Jewelry, and NW Coast Jewelry from Portland. Plus many more local and American crafts artists. Help them celebrate and find some unique gifts for the special people on your list.
Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Ave NW
They've collected rooms full of sparkling glass by David Smith, Lon Clark, Charles Friedman, and Karen Sutherland; pottery pieces in high-contrast black and white by Larry Halvorsen and nature’s green by Julie deRouche—just the thing for holiday gift giving. This month, the gallery space also features garden and domestic art by Sooze bloom deLeon grossman and sculptures by renowned recycled-iron and wood artist Dan Klennert, whose work was featured in the documentary feature “America’s Heart and Soul.” Don't miss seeing some of his indoor pieces from his studio in Elbe, WA.