January 2012 ArtWalk Venues

La Tienda Folk Art Gallery
2050 Northwest Market Street

Stay here in Ballard, but explore a bit of Africa. This month, La Tienda showcases unique, handmade sculptures and artifacts from the dark continent. Peruse their one-of-a kind statues, instruments and more, and add something exotic to your collection.

Umpqua Bank
2032 NW Market Street

Stop in and welcome this newest spot on the ArtWalk! Chris Lui, Vice President of Yuen Lui Photography Studios, showcases photographic artwork of dreamlike images titled Visions of Heaven. These 40x60 color prints, taken with an arial perspective, explore a dream of possibilities of an afterlife.

Great Harvest Bread Company
2218 NW Market Street

Featuring new paintings by beloved local artist Matt Bazemore. Brighten your winter day enjoying a slice of warm bread while browsing scenes of Ballard Avenue, Golden Gardens and the Ballard Locks. And be sure to see his newest painting done just for this show--Bop Street Records.

Ballard Metal Arts Studios + X-Ray Auto

1122 NW 46th Street

Stop in and join this great group of artists for their debut in the ArtWalk. Several resident artists will have their studios open with work on display, including forget/fabricated metal, enamel work and drawings.

Kula Movement Center for Yoga & Health
5340 Ballard Avenue NW

Celebrate their First Anniversary in conjunction with the ArtWalk. Festivities include live music and an AcroYoga demonstration, refreshments, complimentary chair massages, a raffle give away and more! This event is free and open to all ages.

January 2012 ArtWalk Artists

Moon Shine Gallery
5402 20th Avenue NW

This new stop on the ArtWalk features paintings of northwest marine and alpine scenes by John Holm, whose work has been featured in Surfers Journal and Liquid Salt. He has also shown in galleries in Honolulu and Kauai.

Waiting for Orders / Ballard Shipyard #3

The Scoop at Walters

6408 32nd Avenue NW

Charles Fawcett, whose medium is oil, specializes in marine subjects. He has exhibited widely and his work is regularly featured on the cover of 48North and the FOSS Maritime calendar. He is a member of EAFA, the American Society of Marine Artists and is Secretary of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters. He is also a Master Mariner and keen yachtsman.

5408 22nd Avenue NW

Artists and non-artists alike can participate this month at Venue’s Interactive Art Project: Year of the Dragon. Make origami creations and add your own mark to a giant wall collage featuring the image of a dragon in honor of the start of the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dragon on January 23rd. Contribute your own photos, drawings and well wishes for the upcoming new year and enjoy tasty snacks with an Asian theme.

Habitude Salon & Spa
2801 NW Market Street

Diane Culhane starts each day in her studio at Building C in Ballard with lots of coffee. (And sometimes, a Safeway apple fritter!) On the canvas, color and form begin as visual dialogue... a conversation. Images develop from layers of acrylic glaze that build from bottom to top as she intertwines drawing and painting in the composition. Story making and short vignettes from a world she knows and experiences. "A world of my own creation where I get to pretend. A world I know well where secret places reveal themselves to me as a whisper, a knowing, a longing, or a prayer ...I love to paint!" Culhane is also an arts educator who directs and owns Kelsey Creek Fine Art School, a summer program for children.


2817 NW Market Street

Nico Lund, a Seattle artist and graduate from the University of Washington with an Interdisciplinary Visual Arts degree, has been working with many different kinds of art media in the last 10 years. But now she's made her way back to the beauty of traditional oil paint, where she enjoys the process of visiting each painting and being able to pick up from where she left off and have all the layers of paint sill communicating and working into one another. Lund loves to tell stories and create landscapes where the characters are free to invent themselves. The stories have no beginning, middle or end. The intention is to let the idea of each painting come from a deeper place than her conscious awareness, while at the same time allowing daily experiences and observations to play into each composition. Each painting is an attempt to connect with my role in this human experience and the wonder of existence.

January 2012 ArtWalk Venues

Annie's Art and Frame
2212 NW Market Street

Showing the work of Sarah Takahashi, a nationally exhibited Seattle painter. Her minimalist and highly textured paintings feature people and animals against a severely limited background for a slightly eerie but graceful effect. The artist will be present.

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

They are honored to host work by renowned recycled metal artist Dan Klennert, who has brought some of his large pieces up from his Elbe, WA studio. Visit with Ruffus the Rooster, the spider, the seahorse, a Fatboy motorcycle and all 8 plus feet of Buckeye, a horse made largely of horseshoes, and more. Klennert's work has been featured in the documentary feature America’s Heart and Soul and is beloved by 14th Avenue pedestrians each year about this time. Truly fun pieces to warm your spirits this January!

SHAKTI Vinyasa Yoga
2238 NW Market Street

Gay Seydlitz was raised in Chicago where her father worked from home as a freelance graphic designer. Surrounded by his drawings, art was a part of every day life. After graduating from the American Academy of Art, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Chicago, and then in Seattle from 1989 to the present. A few years ago, she decided to try fine art painting and at this mature stage, she feels able to truly express herself on canvas. Seydlitz currently works as an expressionist painter in acrylic mixed media, starting with paint to add abstract texture and color to the canvas. After letting the canvas sit for a while under observation, she allows the image to reveal itself. At times the result is purely abstract and other times the most simple forms and pleasures in life come through. This process has been very freeing and has shown her a new way of expressing herself creatively. Seydlitz has found the best thing she can do as an artist is to get out of the way and the let art come forth. She hopes this is just the beginning of a long awaited calling and looks forward to the surprise of seeing what lies ahead in her artwork.

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