Discarded Materials Brought to Life at Blowing Sands in April

The artists showing at Blowing Sands Glass Studio in April all started with the same mission: To bring new life to the discarded. From that beginning, they have bent, painted, welded, and sewn to create original works.

Bounce by Julia Haack

Nelson by Emma MacDuff

Dream Fishes by Rik Nelson

The pieces range from the whimsical to the sophisticated, intricate to bold, folk to modern to domestic handicrafts. It is an entertaining collection all based on the concept that inspiration is where you find it.

Blowing Sands
5805 14th Ave NW

The Inevitable Entropy of Nature as Seen by Redd Walitzki at Balmar during April Artwalk

In her paintings, Redd Walitzki focuses on the balance between the inevitable entropy of nature, and the
unattainable beauty inverted by us through high fashion and technology. Redd brings to life a compelling
world of haunting, fleeting beauty. Her creatures are an equal mixture of the breathtaking, the ethereal,
the uncanny and unsettling. A daydream of lovely aberrations which evoke themes of neoteny, the desire
for perfection and the fine line between the abject and beautiful.

Redd Walitzki is a working artist from Germany, now living in Pioneer Square. She graduated from
Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in 2007 with a concentration in Painting, Video, Animation and
Printmaking. She can usually be found in her studio painting to BBC Documentaries, playing with her pet
opossum, or chasing down the next strange adventure.

5449 Balllard Ave NW

Ozen Company Leather Trunk Show at Lucky Dry Goods for April Artwalk

Leathersmith Aykut Ozen brings his collection of exotic, completely handmade leather jackets and accessories for men and women to Lucky Dry Goods for an exclusive trunk show on Saturday, April 13th from 6-10 PM. Ozen recently won best designer at the Experience Music Project "Worn To Be Wild" fashion show. EMP also included one of his jackets in their "History of the Leather Jacket" museum exhibition.
He will also participate in this fall's prestigious Bellevue Fashion Week presentation. His work is influenced by vintage workwear and motorcycle jackets, as well as the legendary handmade designs of 60s and 70s San Francisco heavies, East West. His jackets would've looked at home on the shoulders of Marc Bolan, Betty Davis, Black Sabbath or Sly & the Family Stone.

Chris Cheveyo and Rabia Shaheen Qazi of acclaimed local psychedelic septet, Rose Windows, will play a rare stripped-down set of their astral-travellin' blues jams. Their highly-anticipated debut album, The Sun Dogs, will be released this year on Sub Pop records. Additional aural stimulation will be provided by house DJ and vinyl collector, Lars Swenson.

Lucky Dry Goods
5424 Ballard Ave NW

Treats for Tiny Feet at Domanico Cellars Winery and Tasting Room during April Artwalk

Lindsay Lund, creative force and maker behind the brand Gray Jay, sews stinkin' cute handmade baby shoes from salvaged and thrifted materials. 

She is inspired by her role as aunt and the adorable kids of the Pacific Northwest. To see more of her work visit her blog or Gray Jay on Etsy

Domanico Cellars Winery & Tasting Room
825 NW 49th Steet

Pop Surrealism and Mexican Motifs Influence Alberto Cerriteño at Annie's Art & Frame this April

Alberto Cerriteño is a Mexican illustrator & designer who has lived in America for nearly seven years. Strongly inspired by urban vinyl toys, alternative cartoons, and the pop surrealism movement, Alberto Cerriteño has developed his own very personal technique and style, which includes a delicate hint of traditional Mexican artistic influences in his management of rich textures and decorative patterns. These contrast strikingly with the blending of desaturated colors and ink, sometimes featuring a vintage coffee finish.


Alberto Cerriteño illustrations have been recognized by progressive art institutions such as Juxtapoz, Create, Drawn!, The Little Chimp Society, Computer Arts, Communication Arts and IDN among others. He has also been invited to participate in collaborative art projects all around the world and diverse solo and group gallery shows.


Annie's Art & Frame
2212 NW Market St

Step into the Reverie at Art & Soul for April's Artwalk

Art & Soul is pleased to show art by Susan Walker, "Reverie: Places Along the Way."

These paintings and collages represent milestone places that changed the course of Susan's life. They are reflections on the path of her life as well as an expression of the intellectually stimulating process of painting and art itself.

Art & Soul
2860 NW Market St

Dive Deep with Katie Ward in April at Umpqua Bank

Katie Ward is a young artist born and raised in Long Island, NY, She traveled out west to study her passion: photography. She attended a wonderful school located in Santa Barbara CA, the Brook's Institute of Photography, where she combined her passion for taking pictures with a new interest in scuba diving. 

These images are from the amazing experiences and all the amazing islands she has been privileged enough to explore, from San Miguel to San Clemente Island. These remote untouched islands are breathtaking both above and below the surface of the water. Katie uses a Canon 5D in an Ikelite housing with one underwater strobe.

You can now find Katie living in West Seattle, loving her 2nd year here in Washington and now focusing on her portraiture, shooting for Yuen Lui Studio's. If you would like to see more of Katie's work please visit her photography facebook page: www.facebook.com/kwardphotography.

Umpqua Bank
2032 NW Market St

Pause for a Moment: Patti Christie at Venue during April Artwalk

New at Venue, artist Patti Christie uses chalk pastels to create art that is meant to evoke a moment of repose.  

Her work is an interpretation of what she sees and knows. Mostly about shape and color, her goal is to simply put the viewer at ease.

The enjoyment begins for Patti with the carpentry of building the boards, applying the ground, and visualizing what the next series may be.  She draws from recent experiences and then begins with the layering of color.  She works as a child might, allowing the piece to evolve purely on its own. 

5408 22nd Ave NW

Plein Air Moves Inside at Dakota Art Store during the April Artwalk

Washington native Matt Bazemore is a studied plein air painter whose artistic vision is to provide a window into the life, light and color of his idealized journey and experience. Working primarily in acrylics, Mr. Bazemore utilizes a bold palette and style to capture the unique spirit and beauty of rural and urban landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

"The Buckaroo" - see more of Matt’s art at www.mattbazemore.com

Dakota Art Store
2000 NW Market St

Fabric Landscapes by Sandra West at The Scoop @ Walter's for April Artwalk

I have enjoyed working with fiber and fabric all my adult life and began quilting in the 1990's. I used commercial fabrics to create my first small, matted and framed fabric landscapes in the summer of 2008.

I continue to use commercial fabrics and prefer cottons because of their wide range of patterns and colors that make up my pallet.  Each creation is made by selecting, cutting and manipulating the fabrics, then placing and sometimes layering them to form the natural elements.

Next the pieces are hand appliquéd, hand quilted, embellished, matted and framed. Most of the pieces are framed without glass to allow the viewer to enjoy the detail and texture of the fabrics, hand quilting and embellishment.

My most recent creations are on display during April 2013 at The Scoop @ Walter's. They include landscape, cityscape and still-life arrangements.

I am especially pleased to display my work here on Sunset Hill where I live with my husband, Don Ostrand.

The Scoop @ Walter's
6408 32nd Ave NW  Seattle, WA 98107
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