May ArtWalk is Full of Fun

Busy ArtWalk evening May 9, 2015. It's the last day of the Ballard Jazz Festival, now in it's 13th year. If you're reading this on Friday it's the Jazz Walk night, so get down to Ballard Avenue NOW!
Market Street Shoes is celebrating it's 9th Anniversary with drawings, food, and music all day long.
Li'l Woody's is in ArtWalk for the first time ever with a contest between 3 local elementary schools.
Go in and vote for your favorite, and the winning school gets to design their own "signature" burger.

Anima Mundi Hosts Seattle Artist Pam Randall in May

Pam Randall is showing collages of the Seattle skyline at Anima Mundi in May.
The show will run the whole month.

Anima Mundi
5410 22nd Avenue NW
Pam Randall

Donal Murphy Continues at Couch Seattle in May

"In terms of my creative output, I have a number of irons in the fire and more waiting to go in. I am in an explorative state in the Northwest of the country, allowing experiences and daily thinking to permeate my process. I have a tendency to simplify objects and reduce them to their essential components, trying to create forms by assembling simple shapes. Some thoughts on colour pervades, my reluctance to blend colors is based on my feeling that color can be experienced in a stronger, clearer way when it is compartmentalized and the shapes allow me to exhibit colour combinations I feel work well."

5423 Ballard Avenue NW
Donal Murphy

Miew Foods Asian Pantry Hosts Ceramics and Pottery for May

See the handbuilt pottery of Heather Wireman, functional ceramics by Brianna Fox, and the work of Michelle Ting. Miew Foods Asian Pantry is located underneath Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen.

Miew Foods Asian Pantry
5309 22nd Avenue NW

Sticks and Stones Seattle Presents “Listening to What You Can’t See” By Kate Vrijmoet

Sticks & Stones Seattle is honored to present “Listening to What You Can’t See”, a solo-exhibition of renown Seattle artist Kate Vrijmoet’s Non-Ordinary Reality Paintings. “Listening to What You Can’t See” will run from May 8th to June 11th, 2015. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, May 8th from 7-11pm at Sticks & Stones Seattle Gallery at 5402 22nd Ave NW in Ballard. If you can't make it May 8th, join us for Ballard Art Walk Saturday, May 9th!

“Listening to What You Can’t See” will feature a series of works fairly new to Vrijmoet’s vast repertoire of socially and philosophically explorative paintings. The oil on canvas pieces range from 40 to 100 inches in scale and reflect Vrijmoet’s three decades of deeply evocative craftsmanship. The exhibition is unified by both by the presence of water in each piece as well as the unusual perspectives Vrijmoet employs.

Vrijmoet calls these “Non-Ordinary Reality Paintings”, a description that could not be more apt. The subject of each painting and its relationship to the water is, in fact, a situational reality we can all recognize. However, Vrijmoet expresses these scenes in ways that are completely foreign yet strikingly intimate. As a viewer, the relationship between the ordinary and the otherworldly perspective is quixotic and fascinating. It’s easy to get lost in these works, from the rich colors, the déjà vu sensation calling back forgotten childhood memories and the voyeuristic pleasure one finds in the normally forbidden nature of the perspectives presented.

Sticks and Stones Seattle
5402 NW 22nd Street

Photographer Martina K at His Word Found Here for May

 Martina has had a passion for photography ever since she got her first camera at six years old. She took pictures of everything she could! This passion really blossomed at the age of fourteen when she entered high school. She was the first freshman to get into the photography program at her school and continued all throughout her time there; taking beginning, advanced one, two, three, and AP (advanced placement) photography excelling in every step along the way.

    When Martina was fifteen, she sold her photo for the first time at the ArtWalk for students at the Ballard Library. This encouraged her to keep working hard and one day she could become a professional photographer. Just a year later, she began photographing her fellow students for their senior photos for the yearbook and graduation announcements. Since then, Martina has photographed many senior photos, family portraits, engagement photos, and even a wedding.

  If you ask Martina why she does what she does, she will simply say it is her gift from God. She walks around and sees the clouds, the mountains, nature all around her and sees it all as art and sees the beauty in all the people she comes in contact with. She says she wants to show Gods creativity with that in which He has blessed her with. She has the talent and drive to go far in this industry.

     Martina is now twenty years old living in Ballard. She works at a photography studio in Lynnwood. She still takes pictures of everything she possibly can and loves every minute of it. Her hope is to be able to travel around the world to take pictures of the wonders of all nations, both good and bad; to change the world for the better with her art.

5404 NW 22nd Avenue

Heidi Favour Showing Assemblages at Venue in May

Heidi Favour grew up on a farm in North Dakota and learned to appreciate hard work, old tools, and the beauty of simple things. She collects old bits of stuff – cast-off tools, old wood, useless pieces of hardware, anything with type or numbers on it. She likes the imagined history of the objects, the quality materials and craftsmanship, the oddity of certain things. When inspiration hits, Heidi reassembles things in a new way to make objects people can use again. 

At Venue this month, Heidi will be introducing her assemblages, as well as showcasing a wonderful collection of collage prints. She has a BFA with a focus in Graphic Design, and lives in Seattle with her husband, 2 daughters and one angry cat. 

5408 NW 22nd Avenue

Art For and Inspired By the Garden at Blowing Sands Glass Studio in May

Art for the garden and art inspired by the garden.  Artist Karen Sutherland is working in both glass and encaustic.  Her glass vases and bowls are models of the bright colors and symmetry found in nature.  After discovering the encaustic artform, she's expanded to feature her photos of trees, flowers, and outdoor scenes in compositions enhanced by the coloration and textures of the wax encaustic process.

The show also features David Smith's glass floats for ponds and planters and vases and glass bells to hang in windows and trees.

Blowing Sands Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW

Paintings by Rhodora Jacob and a Tea Party for the May ArtWalk

Put on your best spring outfit and join us for a Tea Party during our May Art Walk featuring the colorful art of Rhodora Jacob!

We will be serving an array of lovely cookies, cake and iced tea for the occasion! Tea Party attire is encouraged!

Rhodora Jacob is a Seattle artist that lives in a world of pop surrealism. She first attended Olympic College where she studied Fine Arts and Photography. She then attended the Art Institute of Seattle where she obtained her bachelors in Media Arts and Animation.

Rhodora is an artist that loves to create beauty in a mixture of modern influences and an essence of whimsy , with a touch of traditional techniques. She believes art is a form that is expressed freely and has the potential to find itself in unusual places. Rhodora strives to achieve the free spirit and curiosity that her art continues to teach her everyday through exploration and open-mindedness, but most importantly she believes in obtaining her child-like wonder.

Monster Art and Clothing
5000 20th Avenue NW
Rhodora Jacob

"Picturing the World Through a Glass Eye" Shows at BallardWorks for May

A Contemporary Photography show featuring Jannie Anderson, Annelle Hollingsworth, and Abby Inpanbutr.

This remarkable and enjoyable display is the work of 3 local photographers. Portraits by Jannie Anderson capture the spark, humor and humanity of her varied subjects. Landscapes by Annelle Hollingsworth are rich in color and metaphor. Abby Inpanbutr captures unexpected views of Ballard cityscapes in black and white or tri-color.

Curator Stephen Gilbert has created this May exhibit of photography. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to compare and contrast the 
results of the personal aesthetics of these artists. Rather than paints and brushes, they use the lens, chemistry, electronics and printers to 
create engaging visual images. 

2856 Market Street NW

Nine Years on May 9 for Market Street Shoes

Happy Birthday Market Street Shoes!

Come celebrate 9 years with Market Street Shoes this Saturday, May 9th, from 10 AM until...

They will be featuring L R Odette on the walls, and a variety of fun birthday events will happen all day.

Join them in the morning for coffee and babycakes from Cupcake Royale.

At 11:00 they will kick off the Teva DIY Event customizing Teva Originals and raising money for United Indians Labateyah Youth Home.

At 4:00, join us for the old-time musical stylings of $4 Shoe.

Suzanne Rosellini is making our birthday cakes and we'll start serving slices of her fabulous creations at 6:00, and at 7:00 make way for the old-timey sounds of the Barn Owls before they head down to their gig at Conor Byrne.

When you stop in, be sure to enter your name in their annual birthday raffle... they'll be giving away shoes, clothing, and bags, every hour on the hour, beginning at noon!

Also, with any purchase over $150, receive a newly designed Market Street Shoes tee shirt!

Whew, all of that and also you'll receive 10% off your purchases all day!

Market Street Shoes
2232 NW Market Street

Li'l Woody's hosts School Art Show and Contest

Li’l Woody’s loves the kids! In support of the May 9 ArtWalk, Li’l Woody’s has invited three Ballard-area elementary schools—Adams Elementary, Loyal Heights Elementary and West Woodland Elementary—to display their student’s art at the May ArtWalk. These pieces of art will stay on display throughout the month of May, inviting the public to vote on their favorite school.

“It’s cool to be able to acknowledge these kids and their hard work,” says Marcus Lalario, owner of Li’l Woody’s. “The families from these schools have been so good to us since we opened in Ballard, and we are glad to support them in turn.”

Voting takes place from May 9-23 at Li’l Woody’s in Ballard. The winning school will able create a special “Burger of the Week” for the week of June 9, with proceeds from the burger going to the winning school’s art program.

Each of the three schools will display up to 12 pieces of art throughout the month of May, kicking off with the Second Saturday Ballard Artwalk on May 9. Li’l Woody’s invites the community to come by, vote for their favorite school, and see the great art on display. You can vote multiple times, but only once per day, and only on site.

Li'l Woody's
2040 NW Market Street
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