"Frightful Whimsy", A Group Show Now on View at Umpqua Bank for the October ArtWalk

October ushers in the seasonal changes from warm to cool, light to dusk, swimming to trick or treat.

We invite you to a group showing of "Frightful Whimsy" ~ Works of art from varied points of view exploring the shadows, and yes, thrills of opening a door to see what's inside.
Photo by Lillie Moses
Featured Artists at Umpqua Bank:
Curt Bartkowski
Beryl Behan
Jay Langfitt
Nia Martin
Chuck Moses
Lillie Moses
Jesse Robitaille
Umpqua Bank
2032 NW Market 

Plein Air Paintings by Matt Bazemore Showing at the Ballard Station Public House for October

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.   

Ballard Station Public House
2236 NW Market

For the Month of October, Seattle Creative Arts Center Presents Artist Greg Thornton, Creator of Black Iconic T-Shirts


Greg Thornton

Artist, Greg Thornton, is a local Ballard/Crown Hill artist.  He is the owner of Black Iconic T-Shirts, a t-shirt line inspired by his own history as a black artist and by the icons he has enjoyed and researched for as long as he can remember.

Greg has been drawing since he could hold a crayon.  His mother, Grace Clayton, soon recognized Greg’s talent.  Because Greg grew up in a household of limited means, art classes and high-end art supplies were not available, so Ms. Clayton encouraged Greg to practice his drawing skills by mimicking the comic strips in the newspaper each day.

In forming Black Iconic T-shirts, Greg created pieces of artwork of Black iconic figures that are important to Black history.  Greg then created a street motif “Hello My Name Is” name tag for each person.  The tag for each person starts with "Hello my name is . . . "  and then provides information about the historical figure, such as his or her birth name, date and place of birth, date of death (if deceased), and a few sentences about the person's "claim to fame." 

Black Iconic T-shirts sells custom-made t-shirts with the image of the person on the front of the t-shirt and the informational name tag on the back of the t-shirt.  Greg simply hopes that the viewer is inspired enough by the historical information that he or she delves deeper into these and other individual’s lives and accomplishments. 

Greg hopes you are inspired to check out www.blackiconictshirts.com to see the rest of his artwork.

Seattle Creative Arts Center
2601 NW Market

The Work of Jeff Johnston to be Shown at Market Street Shoes for October's ArtWalk

Market Street Shoes
October Art Walk 

Join us for new works from Jeff Johnston,  
Saturday, October 13th, 6-9 PM

2232 NW Market St
 Seattle, WA 98107

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BallardWorks Presents the Prints of Eight Artists for October's ArtWalk

 A group show curated by Marcia Douglas and Becky Birinyi.  ”Mixing It Up,” a group show of original art from the Seattle Print Arts Salon #2.  Centerpiece of the show will be a montage of 8”x8” prints assembled by the artists to showcase their sense of play and experimentation.

Marcia Douglas, reduction linocut

Eight printmakers representing a variety of styles and visions – etchings, linocuts, collagraphs, collage, monoprints, textiles and oil painting.

Becky Birinyi, carborundum intaglio and relief

Featured Artists :  Becky Birinyi, Lilian Broekhoven, Carole Carroll, Marcia Douglas, June Ireland, Marguerite Langlois, Dorothy Mayhew and Lu McBride.

2856 Northwest Market

For the Month of October, Art & Soul Presents A Decade of Best Printer's Proofs

Art & Soul's Greatest Hits
Art & Soul is proud to present a selection of printers proofs on display
from a series of the best projects we've had the privilege to work on over
the last decade.

Forever & Always by Charles Berger


The images span from the early history of color
photography to the present and are all printed as tri-color or four color
carbon prints.  We hope you can join us for this unique and one of a kind

Art & Soul
2860 NW Market

Be Inspired by Nature Through the Eyes of Paper Cutout & Gouache Artist Josephine E. Rice, Venue's Artist for October

“Creating art brings great joy and satisfaction to me,” admits Josephine E. Rice, Venue’s featured artist for October. “And I wish this feeling for my viewers.”

Fort Caramel

With inspiration from nature, specifically the Pacific Northwest's lush wildlife - along with spontaneous shapes - Josie mixes and layers paper cutouts until the feeling is just right. Through trial and error, a fitting story unfolds, each piece exaggerated with saturated gouache color. The final step is smoothing the form with black ink lines. In awe of the infinite combinations, she arrives on just one, achieving at last an idealistic wish and hope for that perfect moment of contentment.

Spiced Mutiny

5408 22nd Avenue NW

In October, Annie's Art & Frame is Showing the Paintings of Mike Dipetrillo

Mike likes painting funny things. And as an artist, he doesn’t think funny has to be separate from beautiful. A lot of his art takes on concepts that can be paradoxical when combined: funny, cute, gross, weird, and beautiful.



 His paintings reflect his obsessions: dinosaurs, stripes, mythology, geek culture, and gross-out humor. He enjoys the reactions people have to his paintings. He has been compared to everyone from Dali to Tim Burton. He says that seeing what other people think of his paintings is as much fun as making the paintings themselves.


Mike is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has also attended Cornish College of the Arts. He’s been practicing art since he was but a tiny child. He works primarily with acrylics, and occasionally in digital media. Also, when he doesn’t know what to draw, he draws dragons.
You can keep up with his work at www.mikeatron.com

2212 Northwest Market Street

Figural Artwork & Whimsical Paintings by Uyen Tran-Gjerde Showing at The Scoop @ Walter's for October

Day Dreaming Pug

21 Beehive
Learn more about Uyen Tran-Gjerde and her work on her website and blog: www.utgart.com & utgart.blogspot.com.

The Scoop @ Walter's
6408 32nd Avenue NW

View One of a Kind Designs by Masha Osoianu at Tannya Bernadette in October

Masha Osoianu Design is a line of special occasion knit wear which include dresses, tops , bridal and jewelry. The one-of-a-kind designs are hand-knitted using beautiful yarns from Europe. The high quality versatile designs make women feel sexy and comfortable. The flowy and feminine silhouettes are designed with unique knitting patterns to highlight the beauty of the woman’s body.

Join us to celebrate the beautiful designs of this local designer at our Seattle Designer Series event during Ballard's Art Walk on October 13th. You can view the collection in our boutique for the remainder of October.

Tannya Bernadette
5348 1/2 Ballard Ave NW

Fledgling: Three Young Seattle Artists Are Featured at Blowing Sands Glass Studio/Laura Frost Fine Arts Gallery for October


A collection of paintings, drawings, ceramics, photographs, and steam punk created by young Seattle-area artists Emma MacDuff, Ivy MacDuff, and Miranda Shook. 
5805 14th Avenue NW

The Ballard Art Walk Welcomes Ghost Light Theatricals, Featuring Their Season 10 Kick-Of Party and the Art of Mark Siano

Join Ballard’s theatre company, Ghost Light Theatricals, for their Season 10 Kick-Off Party on Saturday, October 13 from 6-10 p.m. at their home, the Ballard Underground. This event is free and open to the public with music provided by DJ Frankenheart and featuring the artwork of Seattle artist, Mark Siano. Cash bar available.

Ghost Light Theatricals is a non-profit theatre company that was established in 2003 and they have been in their space, the Ballard Underground, since January 2010. Ghost Light Theatricals' mission is to create bold, imaginative stories inspired by classic texts that resonate with a modern world.


Mark Siano creates haunting and spare images of nature, where something is always hidden and mysterious, through an endless array of weaving and twisting silhouettes. Bold and highly stylized images of tree branches, crows, nests, bramble, waterways, and flowers reflect Mark's interest in exploring the dense, complicated, and entangled areas of nature. Mark works primarily with ink and canvas and uses classic poster design techniques from the Art Nouveau era to frame and illustrate a large variety of projects. www.marksianoartwork.blogspot.com

Ghost Light Theatricals 
2220 NW Market St.

October ArtWalk Artist: Karen Mataya

Painter Karen Mataya will be featured at Starbucks this October. Her oil paintings feature a series of tranquil tropical ocean scenes. Such gorgeous images to meditate on as the weather turns colder in Seattle. 

My desire to be at the beach is represented in my paintings. I like the warmth of the tropics and put myself in that setting while I paint.

October ArtWalk Artist: Megan Noel

For the month of October, Miro Tea is featuring local artist Meghan Noel. Ms. Noel is a painter, illustrator, & textile and mixed media artist working in the Northwest. 

In recent years she has chosen to focus more on her  intricate painting and illustrations. Her paintings and illustrations range from dreamy and surreal to delicate and whimsical. She seeks not to create masterpieces to grace the walls of museums, but rather to create smaller more intimate works to fit into the lives of readers and writers, poets and dreamers, mother, fathers, and everyday folk. 

Her website is : www.megannoel.com.

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