May 7th, 2010

6-9 PM



~ special events ~

In honor of the largest Art Car parade in the nation (happening the same weekend in Houston, TX) there will be a few homegrown Art Cars parked at 36th & Phinney in the parking lot w/ Flair Taco, as well as the lot just "below" it (35th & Phinney).  Stop by and show some love for the people in our community who aren't satisfied with wearing their artform on their sleeves--they've got to wear it on their vehicles, too!

~ Fremont Expose Yourself: A Storefront Art Project ~
It's been suggested that utilizing vacant storefronts for art installations in-between tenants would be a stellar idea.  And thanks to the efforts of landowner/ceramics artist Mike Peck and Fremont Chamber Director Jessica Vetts, the first 2 storefront installations will be unveiled the night of the May art walk!

Storefront: 716 N. 34th St. (formerly Capers)
Artist: Anne Baumgartner
Baumgartner holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston, and currently works/resides in Seattle.

Storefront: 710 N. 34th St.
Artist: Evan Blackwell
Sculptor Evan Blackwell takes everyday materials and pushes them in the spotlight with reinvented purpose and form.   "At the very core of my research is a desire to create a harmony between the reality of my urban existence and my own personal ideology."  Blackwell holds an MFA from UW.

~ and now the May line-up! ~

3400 Phinney Ave n
Artists: Slam Poet Sara Brickman & old time band Tonic
Sara Brickman is a 10-year veteran of the spoken word stage & has competed nationally representing the youth community of Ann Arbor, the Hampshire College Slam Collective, & the Seattle Poetry Slam. She is an instructor & student at Seattle's Bent Writing Institute & adult mentor for YouthSpeaks. Tonic creates a clever mix of bluegrass, folk, and old time tunes featuring Ben on banjo, Alex on accordion, and Simon on strings.  Chocolate samples and delicious sipping chocolate will be available at the event.
Phone: 206.632.5100
Regular hours: Daily 10am-6pm

Venue: 509 Winery and Tasting Room - Seattle's Urban Winery
1300 N Northlake Way
Artist: Bryan Feddern, & Cotes Du Fremont Syrah Rose Release Event
"Birds", a collection of recent paintings by local artist Bryan Feddern, expands on themes of 'Raptors and Blooms' and other avian motifs.  
509 Wines is holding their first Syrah Rose tasting in conjunction with May's art walk event. $5/glass or BEST BUY $20/5 glasses; drink tickets sold at the door.  Viognier and Syrah will also be available.  Maximus-Minimus BBQ Truck will be parked in their lot from 5-8pm; first 50 people get a free sandwich combo.  Winery Hours: Friday 3pm-10pm
Phone: 206.632.7516

Venue: Ballroom
456 N. 36th St.
Artist: Todd Smith
Todd Smith enjoys taking photographs of monotonous patterns and grids, which he then prints multiple copies of to slice apart, reassemble in layers and recreate in overwhelming scale and quantity. His large scale transparencies on canvas range in size from 24"x18" to 4'x4' and make a powerful statement.
Regular hours: M-Sa 4pm-2am, Sun 12pm-2am
Phone: 206.634.2575

Venue: Caffe Vita
4301 Fremont Ave. N
Artist: Maron Resur
"Classically trained as a printmaker, Maron Resur has honed her drawing skills and developed a Rembrandt-esque painting style. She has a proclivity for portraiture, often times of herself, friends, and family. Her work is best when her academic training melds with her intuition."  
Regular hours: M-F 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
Phone: 206.632.3535

4272 Fremont Ave N (across the street from Caffe Vita)
Paintings, Illustrations, and Graphic art by 4 rising artists will be on display during the art walk 
in the downstairs Abbey cafe.   

Venue: NoteBleu
600 N. 36th Street, Floor 3
Future Stamps: visions of the future in 1" by 1".  This project is a collaboration with Annex Theatre and other prominent Seattle graphic artists that seeks to envision the images that will adorn our postage stamps thirty years from now as a means for analyzing our current place in history.  Live music provided by singer/songwriter Maxwell Perry.
Phone: 206.923.9278

3510 Fremont Ave. N.
Amber Frederick creates lively mixed-media scenes composed primarily of fabric and watercolors on paper.
Regular hours: M-W 8am-6pm, Th-Sun 8am-8pm
Phone: 206.442.1115

3601 Fremont Ave N, #101 (entrance on 36th)
Artist: Jay Mason
"The urban situation of nature is the subject of my paintings.  My primary focus is to reveal the emotion of contemporary culture through gesture and color. With this process of layering color, I show the simplicity in the subject by means of expressive color."  Mason's oil paintings of Pioneer Square will be on display through May 9th.
Phone: 206.632.2266
Regular hours: T-Th,Sun 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
Artist: Photographer John Geissler
Discover this neighborhood favorite off-the-beaten-path spot...Fremont Brewing Company's laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere has generated quite a following, and it's no wonder given the stellar rotating menu of signature brews on tap.
Regular hours: Thurs-Sat 4pm-8:30pm
Phone: 206-420-2407

Venue: POTS Gallery
619 N. 36th St., #100 (in alley)
Artists: various artists from the Washington Clay Arts Association
Sculptural and functional ceramics work by eighteen artists will be on display at POTS Gallery, including a large selection of cups and vases for those seeking
artistic, handmade Mother's Day gifts.
Phone: 206.632.4848

122 NW 36th St.
Artists: Charms Won, Vivian Hsu Photography, Pubs & Dkoy
This exhibit centers around the urban art of graffiti, not to mention the new mural on the outside, west facing wall of EVO by these three talented artists!  Prints will be available for purchase at the event.  The opening night for this particular show is actually May 1st, when entertainment will include live dj's and breakdancers.
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470

Studio R
315 N. 36th St., Ste# 201
Artists: Mamas With Cameras present "Through the Eyes of a Mother"
Studio R kicks off Mother's Day Weekend with an exhibit by Mamas With Cameras, a community of shutter-happy mamas who share a love of photography.  Their goal: for all members to develop the ability to take amazing digital photos that document cherished family moments and milestones.  Meetings are held monthly at Studio R, and are open to all interested mothers.

3519 Fremont Place N, Ste B
Artists: Bek Wiltbank, Infinite Milam, Elizabeth Tichtor, Shelton Samson, Anne McLaren
Phone: 206.708.1789
Regular hours: Tu-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-4pm

3510 Fremont Place N 
Patterson is a photographer and mixed-media artist who likes to blur the lines between document and abstraction, fantasy and reality.  This show will feature photographic explorations of flowers, transforming them into landscape, abstraction, and microcosmic structures.  Nico Rich's trunk show is a showcase of her one-of-a-kind modern jewelry whose designs are inspired by a love of traveling, architecture, fashion, and art.  
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm
Phone: 206.547.5551

420 N. 35th St.
Artist: Liz Geiger
Liz Geiger will be displaying a selection of watercolor prints that combine the influence of the Impressionists with her appreciation for the whimsical.  She strives to capture a moment in time in her work, and to create art that evokes an emotional response from her audience.
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

760 N. 34th St.
Artist: Photographer Scott Cahill Rude  and Harpist Laurie Riley
Harpist Laurie Riley plays 3 types of harps, has released 12 albums, and has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered.  She plays traditional, ethnic, and contemporary selections from around the world, as well as compositions of her own.  She judges harp competitions and teaches in the US and abroad.
Scott Cahill Rude's photographic series "Reflecting On Seattle" carries an eye-catching thread of water and light reflection throughout.  These pieces capture a unique perspective of our northwest city as seen through the eyes of a native Seattlite returned home.
Regular hours: M-F 9am-9pm
Phone: 206.319.5323