October 1st, 2010 Fremont First Friday Art Walk

6-9 PM
(unless hours are otherwise noted) 



Venue: Activspace
700 NW 42nd St., Seattle WA 98107
With twenty+ artists in one crafty building, Activspace is teeming with talent.  Artisans of fine jewelry, still life, funky art work, & funky art wear, silkscreen printers, Ikebana, vintage bikes, graphic design, contemporary objects, wood turners, head turners, widgets & custom creations have been calling Activspace home since 1995.  Come walk the building and visit the many open studios during the Fremont First Friday Art Walk.  Situated right on the Burke-Gilman trail at 700 NW 42nd Street, start your art walk here or finish up as we are just a convenient block away from Hales Brewery on Leary Way NW.  October Art Walk special, pick up a coupon for a complimentary beverage at Café Cuzco in Ballard when you visit the Activspace building.    http://activspace.com/ballard-2.html

Featured Artist: La Ru, studio# 307
La Ru is a Seattle based designer who creates one of a kind, handmade wearable art through the combination of clay, hand drawn illustrations, and resin. She enjoys using bright colors and drawing images that make people smile. La Ru makes necklaces, earrings, rings, belt buckles, cuff links, wall hangings. 

3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
Artist: Patti Bowman
"I like  to use many different tools and media in my paintings, including encaustics, oil, acrylic, relief prints, monotypes, silkscreen, leftover latex paint, automotive primer, brushes, a screwdriver, a plumbing torch, razor blades, a heat gun, old drawings, bits of paper, ruined brushes, and used guitar strings to create my suburban-mother/conspiracy-theorist esthetic.  I don't know if there is any unifying theme in my paintings other than a feeling of uncertainty."   
Regular hours: Thurs-Sat 4pm-8:30pm
Phone: 206-420-2407

1300 N Northlake Way
Artist: Tony Teske, live music by The Jelly Rollers
Trained in traditional photographic and printing methods, Tony has spent the past 18 years shooting action sports, in-studio product, and portraiture.  His latest focus is the city he calls home.  "Seattle has so much rich texture and diversity.  I can't think of another place where the urban landscape and nature come together so harmoniously.  Trying to capture that relationship is a constant quest." Live blues rock by The Jelly Rollers (5-9pm), and Dante's Inferno Dogs serving in the parking lot. Wine for $5/glass (or 5/$20).  This is a great place to start your evening and then work your way around to the other galleries!  
Winery Hours: Friday 3pm-9pm
Phone: 206.632.7516

Come join the Fremont Chamber for an evening of networking and socializing with some wine and art! 509 is hosting space for a free Fremont Chamber women's only event (note that the 509 Tasting Room will be open to the public during the event).  Join us for a glass of wine, Dante’s Inferno Hot Dogs and great conversation. The event runs from 4:30p to 6p, but feel free to drop in as you have time. We will wrap up with a walk through Fremont to see the Artwalk and look at the fun shops.
Contact: Jessica Vets, Executive Director, Fremont Chamber of Commerce
Ph# 206-632-1500 or director@fremont.com

Venue: Caffe Vita
4301 Fremont Ave. N
"My work transforms the banal into the biological through photography and a marriage of domestic materials.  My goal is to restore a kind of material nobility to the commonplace object and a re-evaluation of how we 'know' it.  The work also exploits the biological and sexual associations we assign to particular forms and colors."
Regular hours: M-F 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
Phone: 206.632.3535

4272 Fremont Ave N (across the street from Caffe Vita)
Artists: "Delight And Destruction" (various artists)
Society has created a situation where, in the pursuit of "paradise" (a Utopian Dialectical Image) we find ourselves on the possible brink of planetary destruction or rebirth. Sometimes breaking down existing systems is required to open space for new thoughts and ideas to emerge.  Creating a dialogue on this theme are artists Debra Baxter, Tomory Dodge, Helen Gamble, Linda Davidson, Tyson Anthony Roberts, Karen D. Abbott, Otis Bell, Ingrid Abbott, curators Deborah Bell and Craig van den Bosch.      http://www.fremontabbey.org/

Venue: NoteBleu
600 N. 36th Street, Floor 3
Artists: Kimberly Clark
Oil paintings of an impressionist ilk by local artist Kimberly Clark,.
Phone: 206.905.9278

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Tess describes her work as an exploration of the way memory changes with each layer of recollection.  Some things clear, others blurred.  These works explore memories of September in Conova, S.D.:  forgotten bicycles in the yard, the sheen of a harvest apple.

619 N. 35th St., Ste. 110 (alley behind PCC)
Artists: YOU
This month CLC is pleased to offer custom-made greeting cards.  Take a photo of you and your friends in our neighborhood-renowned photobooth, and for just $20 we will print five of your pictures and assemble them into one-of-a-kind blank greeting cards you can use for your most important occasions!  Take them with you that night, or have them shipped anywhere for just $2 more.  And as always, we will have delicious cake and cheap bubbly.  We can’t wait to see you there!
Phone: 206.397.4314

619 N. 36th St., #100 (in alley behind PCC)
Artists: various artists 
"Northwest Wood Fire: An Introductory Dialog to the Art of Wood Firing in the Northwest" will feature the work of 23 local ceramics artists.
Phone: 206-632-4848

Venue: Show Pony
702 N. 35th St., Seattle WA 98103
Artists: local designers Andrea Bijou, Rian Robison, Cara Hellings 
Andrea Bijou of "Bijoudally" brings experimentation and art to her locally-crafted jewelry through the technique of laser cutting and casting. (10% off any Bijoudally purchase.)  Rian Robison hand selects materials and sews each of her Tuesday Scarves herself.  Get one in jersey knit or sweater knit for $30 (regular price is $35).  Cara Hellings designed TWIG Cosmetics for the conscious fashionista who wants to show off a beautiful, healthy face and to minimize impact on the environment.  Choose from Lip Stains, 100% Natural Powder Foundation, and 100% Natural (and 89% Organic!) Liquid Foundations.  Complimentary makeup applications and 20% off any TWIG purchase.  
Phone: 206.706.4188

122 NW 36th St.
Artist: Spacecraft's Stefan Hofmann
"My work is a distillation of meaning. I work to build a bridge constructed from archetypal iconography clad in a pop sensibility, and enjoy creating these narrative structures with multiple levels of meaning. Each image is a vignette from a larger unfolding story…" Spacecraft designs and manufactures artistically driven clothing and accessories in Seattle and Bali. 
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470

Venue: Studio R
315 N. 36th St., Ste# 201 (2nd floor, above Piece of Mind)
Artist: “Surprising Iran and the Middle East” by Gina L. Rodgers 
"As a child growing up on a small Texas farm, I would spend summers poring over National Geographic, Life, and Look magazines. Today I am fortunate to travel throughout the world meeting people from many different places, such as Iran and the Middle East. At each location I try to capture images that tell a story and provide the viewer with a perspective into others’ lives and provide a sense of wonder about the world."

3515 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle native Tostenson specializes in high contrast black and white photography, and is known for bringing a surreal, painterly, otherworldly quality to his landscape images. 
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sat 10-6pm, Sun 11-5

420 N. 35th St.
Artist: Doug Stacy
Doug Stacy's "Classical Glass" show is comprised of cast-off glass pieces that he's fashioned into new works that are not only beautiful, but functional, durable, and intended to be incorporated into everyday use.  The true mission of recycling is to produce a new functional item.  Please join us and pick up a piece or two for your use! 
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

100 NE Northlake Way Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98105
Artist: Steve Costie
Costie's minimalistic paintings are largely graphite that is burnished by using increasingly harder grades over softer strokes.  This creates a base against which he places various ““elemental”” images--either sharply defined or evanescent/ fuzzy/blurred. "The idea or problem that I am working through is that of early perception in the development of human vision and understanding. The fundamental drama of light and dark and later the introduction of simple shapes –– hard or blurred –– pretty much outline the way we learn to see."
Art Walk Hours: 6-8pm   
Phone: 206.523.6150

3510 Fremont Place N 
Artist: Jeanie Lewis
Beautiful, whimsical themes in bright, often metallic colors of acrylic & collage that are based on traditional henna patterns.  Free jewelry inspection/cleaning & 10% off all retail items while you enjoy art & refreshments!
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm
Phone: 206.547.5551

760 N. 34th St.
Artist: James Campbell
Campbell composes his photographs in ways that are less reflective of their subjects' individuality and more indicative of the ways in which all things are interconnected.  He enjoys capturing elements of people’s lives through abstract imagery.
Regular Hours: 9am-9pm
Phone: 206.319.5323