Sci-Fi Artist Zeuf Showing at Full Tilt For December Artwalk

Full Tilt is showing the work of Zeuf for the December Artwalk. Zeuf is an internationally recognized Sci-Fi and Pop artist.

Known for his unique style of mashing up classic icons and old school Star Wars imagery, he is now exploring other galaxies with Firefly, Doctor Who and Star Trek inspired art.  Zeuf shows regularly in the Pacific Northwest. To see more work, visit

Full Tilt Ice Cream
5453 Leary Ave NW

BallardWorks Presents Group Show For December Artwalk

December marks the semi-annual Tenants & Friends group show at BallardWorks, the studio building located at 30th and NW Market. This diverse body of work include encaustic paintings incorporating vintage printed handkerchiefs, a quilt assembled with materials acquired in Yemen. abstract watercolor, oil paintings and photographs to name a few. The show is hung in the halls and galleries of the three story building floors, with many studio artists opening their doors for a peek into their creative world. 

Inmate Quilt
Karla Freiheit

Joan Stuart Ross

"How can I see the bark of tree without asking: who has passed this way before me?
did they make marks, or maps of the landscape?"

Phil Stoiber, 2013
Ivory's Rock: Arbitrary Meridian
Paper litho and chine-collé
Sheet size : 22 x 16 in (HxW)

In addition to the fine art and jewelry on display upstairs, don't miss out on the first floor holiday sale. The tenants of Spark Studio and the printmakers formerly known as Sev Shoon will have gifts small and large for sale. 

2856 NW Market St

Cupcake Monster Storming Cupcake Royale in December

Cupcake Royale has a new artist in their cafe for the December Artwalk: Jaime Temairik, an illustrator based in Ballard.

Her first book, How To Negotiate Everything by Lisa Lutz, is available wherever fine books are sold, like at Secret Garden Books down the block! Jaime’s next book by Annie Baker, Troll Two... Three... Four... will be out in spring 2014. Check out more of her art and paper goods at Everyone at Cupcake Royale hopes the good people of Ballard have a monster of a good holiday.

Cupcake Royale
2052 NW Market St

Umpqua Bank Presents Misleading Maxims For December Artwalk

In the month of December, Umpqua Bank is showing the work of photographer Laura Gehring. This show is titled "Misleading Maxims", exploring caricatures of the 1930’s, inviting comparison to times of loss, distrust, tumult, and uncertainty.  Each character’s story of loss, gain, or greed brings forth a projection of history onto today’s ideologies, unearthing contemporary affects in the process. The melting pot that is America is able to obtain a rendering of the highly sought after “American Dream,” yet within the realities of past and present it proves to be fleeting.

Growing up in rural Idaho with the urge to document the small town culture, beauty of the prairie, and mountain life, Laura followed in her grandfather's footsteps as a photojournalist. After moving to Seattle 4 years ago, she needed to find her own voice in storytelling. Moving into the fashion industry, she was able to tell any story through light, set, and mood. Now she uses that same aesthetic to work closely with clients to learn their story and produce imagery that clearly defines their business as a whole.

Umpqua Bank
2032 NW Market St

Artists' Showcase at Blowing Sands For December Artwalk

An arts show that showcases the sparkle of glass in the winter—with glasswork by David Smith, Lon Clark, and Karen Sutherland.  The warmth of hand built pottery has been shaped by local artists Larry Halvorsen, with his high contrast black and white ceramics, and work in nature’s green in pottery by Julie deRouche. 

For a bit of brightness outdoors we can thank artist sooze bloom deLeon grossman for her fused glass garden pieces.  And glittering jewelry--wire work by Marilyn Moore!  All local artists!

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Ave NW

Baylie Peplow Brings Playfully Elegant Designs to Venue for December Artwalk

This December, Venue is happy to introduce designer Baylie Peplow to Ballard. Creating under the company name Red Umbrella Designs – Baylie describes her company as a small creative studio that strives to be playfully elegant and elegantly playful in all things. Founded on the belief that we are all children at heart, Red Umbrella Designs prefers hand-made, human-centered, and simple in an increasingly high-tech, fancy-pants world.

With a degree in architecture, a background in Montessori education, and a belief that there is beauty all around us - Baylie creates handmade cards, gifts, toys, and paper goods. Her Alphabet Cards and Monster Blocks are already a big hit for holiday gifts at Venue and her simple holiday cards with whimsical lettering are a perfect reminder that sometimes elegant simplicity is all you need.

5408 22nd Ave NW

Knutzen's Surrealist Landscapes Return to BalMar for December Artwalk

Paul Knutzen is a local artist who currently lives in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of South Seattle. Paul attributes his interest in art to his father, a painter himself, who exposed Paul to a wide range of art as a child. He graduated from Seattle Central Community College with a degree in graphic art and soon found a home in the video game industry, where he spent over a decade creating 3D environments.

Much of Paul’s artwork reflects his strong affection for architecture and the organic elements found in man-made structures. He enjoys experimenting with different mediums and surfaces in order to create subtle and unpredictable textures in his artwork. When he is not working in his garage studio, Paul can often be found wandering the city streets with a camera looking for inspiration in unusual buildings, trains, colorful signage, or local street art.

Chicago native and NOW a Seattle resident, Super DJ Johnny  Price, aka Battle/ Turntablist DJ "J.P. GUNNz" is definitely a "master" in the game of making you dance. For over 20 years as a high-level, party-rocking DJ, Johnny has filled the dance floors of various music festivals, fraternity and sorority parties and nightclubs not only in Seattle, but in Chicago and surrounding areas and in other parts of the world as well, leaving the same, successful results. He is a 2013 Pacific NW DMC Vice Champion scratch DJ, a 2009 West Coast Hip-Hop Awards Turntablist DJ Battle Champion, A 2008 DMC U.S.A. National Finalist (check out the video: ), A 2007 Skribble-Jam National Finalist, a 2007 Hott Mixx Chicago Turntablist DJ Battle Champion. He is also a 2006 DMC N.W. Regional Finalist/Runner-Up {SECOND PLACE} (Seattle, Washington), A 2005 Cincinatti DMC Regional Runner-Up, a 2004 Oregon "turntablist-DJ" champion and a 2003 Chicago Air Jamaica Airlines "Mix-Master / Turntablist-DJ" champion, and one of the top turntablist DJs in the U.S. Johnny is pushing his turntable skills to a whole new level. He also rocked the dance floors and had resident DJ positions in various nightclubs in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. Johnny is pushing his top-notch cutting, scratching, and trick-mixing skills to the highest level as he combines his varsity-level party-rocking skills with the precision, timing, and creativity of a high-level battle-mix-master turntablist dj on the ones and twos. Johnny's funky, unique, and technical "Busy Skillz Style" make him, on the same level, as much fun to watch as to listen to. If you're not dancing, just chill back and watch him spin and have your mind blown. Don't blink, he's incredibly, rhythmically fast with his hands and body. His mixing style and cuttin' and scratchin' are all razor-sharp and great to listen to. If you like cutting-edge dance music (House and Hip-Hop) with cutting-edge, varsity dj skills & energy to match then come & check out DJ Johnny Price AKA DJ J.P. GUNNz.  Here's an idea on how Johnny gets down live: Come say, "Hi" & have your mind blown by the many forms of House music he spins.

5449 Ballard Ave NW

Illustrated Collage By Dan Voelker Featured at Umpqua Bank for November Artwalk

Dan Voelker explores relationships in tone, line, shape and depth using collage. The layering effect of collage allows his drawings to become paintings. The collages begin with several “automatic” charcoal drawings on paper. All of the material found in each collage comes from these drawings, which are sliced up and reassembled in a new way. The cutting up process is an extension of drawing, as Voelker is able to create new and unique forms. When assembling the pieces, he does not begin with a plan or sketch. His process is improvisational, immediate and organic; slowly building each piece into a balanced composition.

Though his work is abstract, it often references figurative elements. A portrait, landscape, or still-life will often emerge, sometimes in the same composition. Voelker is deeply fascinated by sculpture and often sees his work referencing 3 dimensional forms. He attempts to engage the viewer by shifting perspectives and/or subjects, creating movement with dramatic events while leaving the piece open to interpretation. 

Umpqua Bank
2032 NW Market St

Ballard Street Scenes by Matt Bazemore On View at Miro Tea For November Artwalk

Matt Bazemore will be hosting a meet and greet between 6-9pm this Saturday at Miro Tea.

The show comprises 19 acrylic paintings with many Ballard street scenes including "Uma Thai"  and "The Matador". There is lots of fall color to enjoy. The Miro Tea show runs through November.

Fans of Bazemore's work should be sure to catch his black light tribute to early Seventies rock musicians. Seven pieces are on display at "Darrell's Tavern, 18041 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, Wa. 98133. These are Gesso and ultra violet tempera on black paper. This show runs through December.

Miro Tea
5405 Ballard Avenue NW

SivaDesign Showcases Modern Classics at Camelion Design for November Artwalk

SivaDesign jewelry is handmade and crafted in Seattle. Most pieces are one-of-a-kind and tell their own unique story, inspired by vintage glamour and a prized collection of my grandmother's jewelry. 

They are wearable, modern classics. SivaDesign pieces feature found vintage pendants, metals and crystals, as well as select new materials.

Camelion Design
5330 Ballard Ave NW

For November's ArtWalk, BalMar will be Showing Photographs by Aaron Hartel and Presenting Music by DJ Gyp Chi (aka Jittania Smith)

                                                            And The Days Go By
                                                               Aaron D. Hartel

At night with the sun hidden and the ancient starlight shining in the sky the vastness of the space that surrounds our planet becomes visible. The borders between the built and natural worlds take on aspects not always visible. In particular, the bright and busy lights of the city become a surreal backdrop to the islands of trees and small shorelines along the waters, especially in our city parks.



Photographs done at night I find reveal these interesting qualities. Exposures can often last for several minutes, due the low light.  As the moments stack upon each other human activities have an evanescent quality showing up as streaks of light on the final image. It is a reminder of the ever changing and incredible space we live in.

                                                                       DJ GYP CHI
                                                                       Jittania Smith

GYP CHI (aka Jittania Smith) is a DJ and producer from Seattle, WA. Long before she pursued DJing, Smith played percussion for Washington Middle School and Garfield High. In her spare time, Smith was influenced by many styles of music ranging from Moby and Thievery Corporation to Jimi Hendrix, The Orb, Bjork and RJD2. While pursuing a degree in Marine Biology at Brown University, Smith discovered her passion for electronic music production in an elective Computers & Music course. A year later, in 2012, Smith was given the opportunity to pursue her DJing skills internationally while traveling on a working visa in Australia. Upon her return to the states last fall, Smith made the switch from CDJs to Technic 1200s and Serato, and has been hooked ever since. Smith enjoys mixing a wide array of genres, ranging from 80's and 90's pop, disco and old school hip hop to modern reggaeton, electrohouse, trap, soul and glitch hop. She also loves any opportunities to collaborate with others, and is always looking for other musicians and artists to practice and perform with.

5449 Ballard Avenue NW

Colored Pencil Work by Eileen Sorg will be Showing at Venue for the Month of November

~ Eileen Sorg ~ 
Colored Pencil Artist

Eileen Sorg's art is a visual representation of the stories that are in her imagination. She enjoys collecting old objects and weaving a tale around them. 
Seattle Crow

Birds are the main conduit for these stories, but insects, amphibians, and mammals are also frequent players.

Seattle Frog

Seattle Hummingbird

The story is really the subject matter in Eileen's work, but it is supported by a solid structure of composition and light. Her colored pencil work is collected internationally and is known for its complexity and vibrancy. Eileen is a Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society, the Society of Animal Artists, and the International Guild of Realism.

5408 22nd Avenue NW

Unique Art Pieces to Set Your Autumn Table are Featured at Blowing Sands for the November ArtWalk

                                                                    Gathering at the Table

In fall we share family feasts and warm cups of tea, catch up with old friends, and share around the table.  This month we celebrate the craft of making the table unique and interesting.  Pottery with interesting form and glass with vibrant color; each artisan in this group show has found a way to make the everyday object expressive. 

Glasses by David Smith

Pottery by Emma MacDuff

Blowing Sands Glass Studio

5805 14th Avenue NW

Cameron Mason Opens New Doors At Building C For November Artwalk

Building C just got a little bigger with the renovation of the first floor, adding fourteen new studio spaces to the vibrant community of artists working in this historic building. 

Fiber artist Cameron Mason is one of the newest tenants, adding her soft sculptures to the mix of media brought to life at Building C. Join her for an open house in Studio 10 from 6-9pm. 

4818 14th Ave NW

Nancy Reithaar and Suzanne Lorenz Fill BallardWorks For November Artwalk

abundance, variety, adaptation, proliferation, versatility, color, texture, shape, ink, collage, paper, comradeship

These words describe my process, focus, and evolution as I reflect on ten years of exhibitions as a Ballard printmaker and participant in the Ballard Artwalk. This show is a celebration of a decade of collaboration with local businesses and artists in our vibrant Ballard community. On display will be some of my earliest prints of elephants (featured in my first show at Sev Shoon Arts Center), as well as blue herons, cats, and every animal I could fit in up to my newest series of sea creatures and beaches. Please join me in my journey through monotype, etching, and the animal kingdom.  -Nancy Reithaar

I am inspired by broad expansions of light and color, beauty in nature, and the landscapes that surround me. I look for capturing the ‘beautiful impermanence and rustic decay’ symbolized in the Japanese phrase 'wabi-sabi.’ I am interested in photographing the decay of iconographic imagery of my lifetime: pioneer cemeteries, antiquated trucks, drive-in movie remains, deteriorating barns, movie theater marquees, vanishing telephone booths. I have recently begun photographing urban environments, commercial window reflections, fire hydrants and urban life.

I have been photographing for over 3 decades,  some of those years more concentrated than others. I started with film in the darkroom with black and white images, focusing solely on tonality and controlling light. Now, in the digital age my focus still remains the same. -Suzanne Lorenz

2856 NW Market St

Dave Ryan and Carlos Valdez Debut at Full Tilt

Dave Ryan was born and bred in the wet dank forests of Washington State. He began stenciling in the spring of 2006 and started to refer to himself as the Manticore.

He had lost most of his fine motor funtions and used stenciling as both a means to regain the use of his hands and as his sole income.

The Manticore has since made a full recovery, and his unique blend of silly pop art can be found in coffee shops, wateringholes, and at Seattle's Freemont Sunday Market.

Carlos Valdez presents this series of collages, which highlights the figures from his childhood in magazines and on Saturday morning TV. 

Literally, larger than life, throughout a wrestler’s career there are ups and downs. They were role models…sometimes a villain then good, bad, or indifferent. Right and wrong, ambiguity is fluid as we age but shocking and polarizing in our youth. Carlos cuts audio in real time on each collage, all playable on your turntable.

Full Tilt 
5453 Leary Ave NW

The Encore Carnival Rolls Into Blowing Sands In Time For Saturday's Artwalk

Blowing Sands Glass Studio and Laura Frost Fine Arts Gallery are pleased to present a show by assemblage artist Rhonda Williams-Parent. 

According to Williams-Parent, “This show is a mixture of the follies and the freaks from the vintage carnival scene. I am calling it an encore carnival because all the bits and parts in my assemblages and collages are getting an second opportunity to strut their stuff, as carnival characters.  The fat lady, the fortune teller and the mermaid girl have been created to enable the show to go on, ....again.”

Blowing Sands Glass Studio/Laura Frost Fine Arts Gallery
5805 14th Ave NW

Textile Artist Nan Yurkanis Showing At Art & Soul During Artwalk

Art & Soul will be showing original quilts and prints from local artist NanYurkanis in a show titled "Golden Days". 

Along with these beautiful and vibrant quilts be sure to check out Nan's greeting cards and Journals which are beautiful and unique!

Art & Soul
2860 NW Market St

La Tienda Honors Dia de los Muertos in October

It's time for La Tienda's Annual Dia de los Muertos, Days of the Dead, altar and exhibit.  A great way to celebrate October with a sugar skull by local artist Happy Time Acopalypse,  papel picado (banners) to decorate your home, or a figurine for your altar.

La Tienda Folk Art Gallery
2050 NW Market St

Balmar Presents Ariel Rainier Marvin and Vampire Dictator Mina with DJ GYP CHI for October Artwalk

Ariel Rainier Marvin was born in Seattle and raised on the East Coast and Midwest and has been in Seattle for the past 7 years. Acrylic on canvas is his medium with a gritty pop art style. He can be reached on deviant art or at

Vampire Dictator Mina has been an artist since the early age of 5. "Everything I learned, I learned from my father, John F. Draper." John Draper was an art teacher at local art studios in California and also at the Veteran's Association in Reno, NV. "My father would take my dog and I to the park with his paints and canvas. People would crowd around us watching the brilliance of my fathers' work. I was so proud of him, I used to tell people, 'Hey! That's my dad!'"

Strictly working with acrylics, just like good ol' dad, Vampire Dictator's work is a far cry from the nature styles of her father. "I like to paint my dreams, my fantasies and my fears, but mainly, I have to get it out of my system. Cry it out onto the page, canvas or whatever medium I am working with." Vampire Dictator Mina has donated many of her pieces to churches, local motorcycle clubs and schools for charity." When I am asked to donate, I am happy to work within the boundaries of that organization's needs. It is quite rewarding to know that my gift can make a positive difference."

GYP CHI (aka Jittania Smith) is a DJ and producer from Seattle, WA. Long before she pursued working as a DJ, Smith played percussion for Washington Middle School and Garfield High. In her spare time, Smith was influenced by many styles of music ranging from Moby and Thievery Corporation to Jimi Hendrix, The Orb, Bjork and RJD2. While pursuing a degree in Marine Biology at Brown University, Smith discovered her passion for electronic music production in an elective Computers & Music course. A year later, in 2012, Smith was given the opportunity to pursue her DJing skills internationally while traveling on a working visa in Australia. Upon her return to the States last fall, Smith made the switch from CDJs to Technic 1200s and Serato, and has been hooked ever since. Smith enjoys mixing a wide array of genres, ranging from 80's and 90's pop, disco and old school hip hop to modern reggaeton, electrohouse, trap, soul and glitch hop. She also loves any opportunities to collaborate with others, and is always looking for other musicians and artists to practice and perform with.

To hear a sample:

5449 Ballard Ave NW

Gage Atelier Students Exhibit at BallardWorks Saturday

Students from the Gage Atelier programs will exhibit their current body of work during Saturday's Artwalk.

Junk Drawer by Daisy Mazzoncini

Gage Academy of Art is celebrating more than 20 years as a vibrant extended learning and contemporary art center, providing community based artistic development for artists of all ages and abilities. 

Running from September through June each year, three Ateliers at Gage provide serious artists the opportunity to work and study in a stimulating, communal environment under the guidance of master teaching artists Gary Faigin, Mark Kang-O'Higgins and Juliette Aristides. 

2850 NW Market St

Mixed Media Artist Jeni Nelson Showing at Venue for October Artwalk

Venue’s featured artist for October is mixed media artist Jeni Nelson. After receiving a BA in Fine Art from George Fox University in Oregon, Jeni spent four years living in France working on her art and being influenced by French design sensibilities and the lovely days spent in her the brightly-lit covered balcony that was her art studio above a boulangerie. 

Back in the Seattle area she has been pursuing wedding photography and floral design, but has also been expanding her mixed-media art. In speaking about her current collage series, Jeni says, “I love detail and pretty things, and of course I will never forget my shaping experiences in France. You will see these loves represented in my work.”

5408 22nd Ave NW
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