Umpqua Bank has partnered with the 54th St Atelier, a group of artists, artist-instructors and students to curate monthly shows in the Ballard branch from March through September. Group shows will be hung in the bank lobby for one night only, on the 2nd Saturday of the month. There will also be a solo show hung in the gallery for the entire month.
"Tales of the Third Creation", showing in the Umpqua Bank gallery through March, are beautiful and sweetly surreal oil paintings by Milo Duke that were inspired by the Popul Vuh of the ancient Maya.
Interfaith Sacred Community Art is an exhibit in permanent residence at Interfaith Community Sanctuary. The 8 large-scale spiritual paintings were designed and led by Linda Stern at spiritual retreats held every year. Each of the paintings, call to diverse spiritual and faith traditions with symbols and meanings that are interwoven throughout.
Birthed from the Womb of Creation
Symbols of Divine Love
Tree of Life, Tree of Light
Linda Stern, who leads the creative and sacred experience, has been an producing artist for over 50 years and some of her creations will also be in the exhibit. Whenever she creates she enters a state of prayer and meditation to infuse the art with the Light and Love of the Divine. Her paintings are largely esoteric and spiritual in nature with a strong influence of Divine Feminine aspects.
Linda will be at the Sanctuary to discuss Spirituality, Creativity and Art from 6-9 on the Art Walk evenings.
The Venus Show presents Venus and Adonis paintings by By "JAGOP" (Just a Group of Painters), eleven Gage artists who are also students of Gage teaching artist Barbara Fugate. There will be other works showing alongside these reconsidered images of the Venus de Milo and Adonis.
Poseidon's Favorites by Julie Blakemore
The building contains three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open every Artwalk from6:00-9:00 pm.
Families and kids welcome. Enter through the 1st or 2nd floor doors on 30th Avenue. Includes painting, wearable fiber art, lampworked glass, encaustics, jewelry and print making, all under one roof. BallardWorks 2856 NW Market St
Lisa Snow Lady’s paintings reflect her love of Southern California, and recent travels to Palm Springs and Catalina Island off the coast of Long Beach. She is inspired by turquoise swimming pools, the shape of the palms, and red-tiled roofs against a backdrop of cerulean blue seas.
Whether she is painting recollections of her travels, neighborhood scenes of her native Seattle, interior spaces, or garden paths, it is her balanced design, simple shapes and limited color palette that define her paintings.
Lisa has a BA in Art History and Fine Art and a BFA in Painting from the University of Washington and has continued her education with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community College along with various art classes through Pratt Fine Arts Canter and Gage Academy. She has maintained a studio at BallardWorks in Ballard for over 10 years where she participates in the monthly ArtWalk. Annie's Art & Frame 2212 NW Market St
Paul Knutzen is a local artist who currently lives in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of South Seattle. Paul’s 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. The BalMar 5449 Ballard Ave NW
For the March Artwalk, Habitude presents Internal Navigation, a show of mixed media work by Salyna Gracie.
Salyna's mixed-media collage works explore her interest in the layering of consciousness, the surreal nature of reality and the universal experience inherent in the deeply personal terrain of inner truth.
"My collages evoke dreamscapes that are at once mystical and confessional, exploring questions of identity, memory, legacy and inheritance. The symbols of a personal mythology, a legend, that navigates internal landscapes and unlocks sensual treasures of light and shadow.
What is your spirit animal? Come to Monster on March 8th, dressed as your spirit animal and check out the colorful collection of original spirit animal paintings by Maxx Folis! Everyone who arrives in a spirit animal costume can enter a drawing for a prize bag full of awesome Monster goodies!
For this month's Ballard Artwalk, we will have one of our favorite aerial performers: Jessica Prince aka The Aerial Nurse! DJ Jessie Beans will get the party rockin', and Head Monster, Tara, will fill your tummy with her always yummy snack table! Come by to meet Maxx in person and take home an original painting of your spirit animal! About Maxx: Maxx is a native-Seattle artist, illustrator and designer. Through a combination of formal training and experimentation she's create a style that at times is childish, complicated and entirely her own. Her work frequently features bright colors and scenes inspired by her own vivid dreams. When not working on pieces for solo shows, she runs the gallery Push/Pull at the Greenwood Collective, writes and illustrates her comic, Glenn Crake, and designs and screen prints her own line of accessories and apparel. For more information on Maxx check out: Friends of Maxx - Where to find the creations of Maxx Monster Art & Clothing 5000 20th Ave NW
It’s often difficult to explain with words exactly why something is fascinating. Madeline Owen has always been drawn to animals. On the less crowded days, she visits the zoo to take pictures and observe; the wolves are her favorites. Each animal moves in a unique way- the bears lumber, the elk walk gracefully and majestically, the wolves have a spring in their step.
Owen explores this energy and movement in her show "Curious Poses" opening this Saturday at Miro Tea. To see additional pieces in her portfolio, visit: www.madelineowen.wordpress.com. Miro Tea 5405 Ballard Ave NW
Through the month of March, Inspire Me Mandalas will be on display at the Interfaith Community Santuary. These unique, circular designs are handmade by Shabeena Helsley using basic tools, which preserves the designs' organic essence. They are meant to be visually balanced and appealing, and include meanings and intentions held within each mandala.
The significance is derived through the elements, colors, numbers and symbols used in each piece of art. They are designed to draw the mind and allow it to clear the thoughts and invite a more philosophical or spiritual essence to envelope the observer, which in turn leads to higher consciousness and transformation. Shabeena will be present for a reception and artist talk on Saturday, March 8th between 6-8pm. Interfaith Community Sanctuary 1763 NW 62nd St