There's a new venue to visit, new to Ballard and the ArtWalk, with the addition of Miew Foods Asian Pantry, located on 22nd under Kickin' Boots Whiskey Kitchen. And the long awaited Pie Bar is finally open on Market Street. Not part of ArtWalk yet, but it IS Pi Day! Enjoy.
Art Chix is a group of eight women artists who have gathered monthly for the past 15 years with a goal of creating community and feedback for artistic growth.
Members include Sheryl Westergreen, Rosanne Olson, D. Lisa West, Patricia Belyea, Cary Pillo, Anna Rhodes, Nancy Jenkins, Cynthia Hartwig and Dana Nunnelly.
Each month the members decide on a new theme (a word, phrase, poem, etc) which they turn into art over the ensuing month. There are no rules except creative expression. The results, are paintings, poems, photography, songs, short stories, even quilts. The idea is to plumb the depths of the creative self. The work from this group has led to books, exhibits, even new careers, and a sense of empowerment for all involved. Many of the pieces will be shown at the Ballardworks artist studios in Seattle on Saturday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m.
2856 NW Market Street
|"Heather" glass wall art by David Smith|
Blowing Sand Glass Studio
5805 14th Avenue NW
My early work was hard edged, title-less, architectural, and aligned with a New York, east coast, urban minimalist bent. Today, as an 18-year resident of Seattle I consider myself a permanent North Westerner.
In the resurgence of my current work it is made by the use of charcoal, graphite pigments, egg tempera, on paper and plaster or gesso treated wood panels, and stone ...materials, I have always been accustom to employing. The marks, and images are less urban or hard-edged. The imagery has been replace with equally dense fields of material formally, creating more amorphic, spacial avenues, more intimate, organic, visions rooted in allegory, while titles are at times fleeting thoughts, or fragmented dialog - conversations, and metaphoric references."
Market Street Shoes
2232 NW Market Street
|Cabbage Bowl, Slipcast Porcelain, original model is a glass piece made during the Great Depression.||By Michelle Ting|
Miew Foods Asian Pantry
5309 22nd Avenue NW
|The Last Grocery Bag|
Jonathan and his team are thrilled to be in Washington, where the diversity of people and environments have proven to be a perfect place to create and build their durable, versatile goods that include tote bags like "the last grocery tote" - which Jonathan boasts is strong enough to hold a cinder block (32 lbs.). The current collection also includes wallets and briefcases. All of Jonathan's products are made with military grade hardware and waterproof/stain-proof industrial vinyl - in other words, perfect for the Northwest.
5408 22nd Avenue NW
Sculpture artist Lorinda Roland will be showing work for the first time in over a decade including works in bronze, silver, gold, copper and platinum. Many of Roland's works take inspiration from the San Juan Islands, poetry and her experiences as a winner of both the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant and the Guggenheim Fellowship in the 1960s.
This show will also mark the West Coast debut of collage artist Jay Riggio of New York. Riggio's delicately surreal images play with the concepts of life, death, humor, love and above all; the absurdity of the human condition. Riggio works from discarded books and magazines he salvages himself.
Joining Riggio in the art of bringing new life to old images, Tim Manthey will be presenting his striking mixed media collages this month. Born and raised in the PNW, Manthey mines forgotten vintage media to compel and challenge the imagination with balanced and mindful creations.
Alice Marshall will be returning to the Sticks & Stones Gallery this month to debut her new series of oil-on-wood portraits of the native birds of Oregon. Inspired by Audubon and the color palette of Greek Orthodox art, Marshall has created a series of classic yet definitively modern studies. Marshall also hopes that her portrayal of these species will remind us all to be conscious of their precious existence.
A reception will be held Friday, March 13th from 7-11 pm to celebrate the unveiling of the exhibition and offer viewers the chance to hear from the artists.
Sticks and Stones Seattle
5402 NW 22nd Street