Starbucks Rejoins ArtWalk in April


2200 NW Market Street

Check out the beautiful new Starbuck's in Ballard and welcome them back to the ArtWalk. To inaugurate their new location, work by L R Odette is featured.
“I paint what I see, feel and live. My hope is that my work is not only seen by you, but also felt. If my work evokes a feeling, emotion, memory or a simple smile, I’ve accomplished what I started to do.”

Venues for April ArtWalk

La Tienda Folk Art Gallery
2050 Northwest Market Street

Spring has sprung and the sun is shinning on Seattle. Time to adorn yourself with a new scarf and a sun hat. Choose from a wonderful collection of floral scarves from India. Plus new spf+50 hats from Wallaroo and palm fiber hats from Tula.

Umpqua Bank
2032 NW Market Street

Hosting the photographic works of Curt Bartkowski, which document a trip to Poland during the summer of 2008. Bartkowski brings his own perspective on the underestimated beauty and culture of Warsaw, Krakow, and Gdansk.


2856 Market Street NW

Empowerment Cloth: Cells is one element in Karla Freiheit's MFA thesis exhibition Artifacts of Experience. Using layered cloth, devoré, bleach discharge, hand and machine embroidery the layers of fabric hide and reveal information such as text, idiosyncratic mark-making and recurring visual motifs. Cotton, silk, rayon, nylon and polyester are some of the materials that create expressions of the lived experiences of the maker. Sometimes these are emotional responses to daily living; sometimes the expressions function as cognitive therapy that serve to calm and focus the artist's mind. Ultimately, the textiles are a celebration of life and the world around us.

Karla is one of 40 artists presenting their work at BallardWorks as part of Surface Matters, an exhibition organized in conjunction with the Surface Design Association symposium held on March 3rd. The work crosses many boundaries, incorporating tapestry weaving, embroidery, felt, basket weaving, applique, dyeing and discharge. The works are sometimes graphic, abstract, representational and conceptual in design and execution. Stretching the definition of fiber art, this collection is not be missed.

Artists for April 14 ArtWalk

Root. Integrative Health

2026 NW Market Street, Suite 201

Sophia Marie Harrington is a self-taught artist who discovered her love for drawing at a very young age and has explored many artistic avenues throughout her life. Her paintings are but a taste of what she has accomplished in her years as a painter and illustrate how she has changed and grown as an artist over time. She draws inspiration from Frida Kahlo, as well as her most prominent mentor, the lovely French painter, Dominique Caron.

In addition to mixed media on canvas, Sophia also has a passion for Face and Body Painting and provides her services at parties and events all over the Seattle area.

Annie's Art & Frame
2212 NW Market Street

Featuring gorgeous miniatures by Devon Urquhart who says of her work: "I think of my creative process as a kind of dream anatomy. Working in mixed media miniatures, using pencil drawings on shrinkable plastics, I strive to render anatomically-themed dioramas of the subconscious mind." Stop in,
meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

The Rope

Fertile Land

Miro Tea
5405 Ballard Ave NW

Featuring the oil landscapes by local artist, Tom O'Brien. O'Brien earned his BA in Studio Art from California State University, East Bay, and his MFA from Johnson State College in Vermont. His work has been shown in various venues in his native California, and as far afield as Florida, Vermont, Arizona, and his current place of residence, Seattle.

O'Brien will be trying out something new for this show, an experimental "Pay What You Want" system. Without a predetermined price, how much will an art lover pay for an original painting?

New Venue Joins the ArtWalk

2242 NW Market Street

Lesley Broadgate currently lives in Ballard with her husband, father, two kids and the family dog. When she was young she didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up, but she knew she would be a “maker of things.” Art training in college paved the way and Broadgate's work today addresses the family unit and her fascination with the family dynamics in America. It has a mysteriously familiar feel to it that leaves you stained with a new memory, almost as if it was an old memory or dream. Her work is straightforward and easy to identify with, as if your grandparents were telling you a story from their past. Broadgate has a clear obsession with old photographs and wallpaper like textures, which have this nostalgic quality that make you want to call your mom.

ArtWalk Venues for April 2012

5408 22nd Ave NW

Photographer Travis Tyler captures the majority of his photos in the urban landscape of the Northwest. They are pulled from clips of time lapse photography that he has filmed or everyday objects that often go unnoticed. His inspiration comes from commuting to and from work every day while riding the ferry. Tyler reveals the essence of each image by capturing just the right amount of light, color, and depth of field - allowing the viewer to connect to the photo.


5449 Ballard Avenue NW

Gallery by Grace invites you to an exclusive showing of its latest works A walk through blacks and whites. Alicia-Grace is known for her passion with acrylics, as she effortlessly breathes life into her pieces with bold and vivid colors. Her works are not only beautiful, but simple and sometimes two dimensional, with much of her inspiration stemming from various rich cultures around the world.

Special April Only Event

Offices of Richard Hiner Architects/Tom Zachary Landscape Architect/Toole Design Group
5337 Ballard Avenue NW

Stop in and check out MagMA. Magnetic Mass Assist (MagMA) is the work of two artists (Nadine Smith, Alisha Dall’osto), one engineer (David, Dall’osto) and an urban planner (Michael Hintze) wanting to explore and spark discussion about what can be done with Seattle’s hills and the challenges they present to the average bicyclists. As part of the aLIVe (a low impact vehicle exploration) project funded by 4 Culture, the artists will present a tabletop model of a bike lift, which seamlessly provides an assist to bicyclists using power harnessed from surrounding energy sources.

Venues for April 14th ArtWalk

Art & Soul
2860 Northwest Market Street

Hosting a new spring photography show by Tod Gangler, showing tricolor carbon prints from a series photographed in Mexico.

Monster Art and Clothing
5000 20th Avenue NW

Presenting the art of Seattle’s own Starheadboy, a super prolific artist, who flows his vibrant art through pure stream of conscious and relies on raw instinct, unlimited imagination, and constant inspiration to create his work. Plus a performance by aerialist Sarah Goody, dj Jessie Beans spinning tunes, and refreshments.

Ballard Metal Arts Studios & X-Ray Auto
1122 NW 46th Street

Join them for an evening of art, refreshments and demonstrations of forging, casting, and enameling. Featured artists include: Bart Turner with Flying Anvil Studios, displaying his amazing glass cast sculptures; painters Karen Badgett and Corianna Garrels; new enamel works by Julia Garrels-Borgeson, and sculpture by blacksmith Patrick Maher.

Great Harvest Bread Co.

2218 NW Market Street

Mindy Kalee discovered a love for photography by accident, after spending nearly three years living, working and traveling through mostly undeveloped and impoverished countries throughout South and South East Asia and Africa. It was during these years that she fell in love with the human spirit, finding life and resiliency in the most obscure, desperate, and painful situations. She was amazed at how individuals and cultures who have suffered so greatly can live with such a profound brightness of spirit, while continuing to advocate in the midst of the travesties around them. Kalee started taking photos of the people and places known to her. She found that in doing so, she was able to capture how the dichotomy of life and death, darkness and light, hope and despair, history and future connects all of us as humans, no matter where we are from on this planet.

April 14 ArtWalk Venues

Market Street Shoes
2232 NW Market Street

Washington pyrographer Rachelle Wirfs looks to the rich plant and animal life found in the cold waters and surrounding green forests of Puget Sound for her primary source of inspiration. Celtic, Japanese and Mexican Folk Art influences have crept into some of her work as well. Pyrography--literally "fire writing"--can be done on a variety of surfaces, but Wirfs prefers to burn her designs onto cherry, pine and basswood. The individual character and grain of the wood determines the design best matched to that piece. Her goal is to create art with a pleasing tactile quality."

Artwork by Mike Zehnder

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

What can be done with a little wood, screws, nails, metal parts, and acrylic paint? Mike Zehnder made “igh+ugh.” Get a good look at his inventive sculptures and a whole host of recycled art and domestic design wares at this year’s 11th Annual RE-Store Annual Recycled Art Show.

Amber Den
1556 Northwest 56th Street

Synæsthesia means "together sensation" and synæsthesia is how Tony Scauzillo-Golden perceives the world. Born in Oxford, UK, growing up in Colorado and moving the Seattle in 1996, the artist graduated from UW in 2001 studying art, architecture and all things creative. He has traveled all over Europe and North America making art all along the way. Nearly all his work is produced while listening to music, visualizing the sounds, or soaking in the full sensory experience on location. Art is a multi-sensory engagement, so enjoy some food or fine beverages while viewing TSG's fine art.

Shakti Vinyasa Yoga
2238 Northwest Market Street

“It’s interesting how as people we change so much as the years go by, but deep down we retain a strong sense of self and that core of who we are tends to stay the same. This is evident in the subjects I choose to photograph – from the first roll of film I ever shot to my most recent.” Born in the Seattle area, Jacob Smithers unleashed his creativity as a child—photography was an early love. He is drawn to our natural surroundings and how time causes change to all things. A photograph is a moment in time, but a photograph can also express a myriad of events within that glimpse. And Smithers has taken his search for discovered beauty one step beyond the photo to the manner in which they are framed. When he first began using conventional frames, he felt they detracted from the photographs rather than complimenting them. Smithers recognized this imperfection in his process and longed for a solution. An old glass cooler top found in a pile of junk sparked the solution. “I bet I could frame a photo in there.” So began a love for reusing old building materials and finding beauty in things otherwise overlooked. While Smithers always felt he had control of the photographs he composed, there was always an element of unknown, a lack of control, in the beauty he discovered. “Continuing this process in which I both harness and relinquish control, finding the perfect frame to complete my pieces was the final step to my work.” As the years have gone by, Smithers couldn’t imagine framing his photographs in anything other than original antique frames. At times the frames need slight repairs and refurbishing, but it’s his preference to keep them as original as possible.

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