Fremont First Friday Art Walk - February 4th, 2011

6-9 PM
(unless hours are otherwise noted) 



1300 N Northlake Way
Painter Casey Brookbush is mainly known as a musician in the Northwest arts scene, playing six years as the drummer for rock band “The Oswald Effect.“ Two years ago he left the band to vigorously pursue his own painting career. His subject matter? Musicians and other celebrities.  Brookbush says, “Having been a part of the music scene for years, painting is another way to share my connection to and love for music. It’s essentially therapy. I come home, crank up the rock and pull out my brushes.”
Live music by Pearl Django Trio, and mobile food truck Fusion On the Run will be serving Hawaiian-inspired fare 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

100 NE Northlake Way, Ste. 200
"Nature as the Muse, Landscape as the Canvas:  An Art and Experience Auction" features work by 
Laura Aspenwall, Michael Caldwell, Pearl Cherrington, Suzi Jennings, Laura Karcher, Mary Kiesau, Sean McCabe, Jim Neupert, Ginger Reddington, Dick Roberts, Jill Sabella, Susan Snover, Cheryl Wrangle.  
Tonight's exhibit is a special preview of artwork which will be up for auction on Wednesday, Feb. 16th as a benefit for the Methow Conservancy.  If you fall in love with one of these pieces during the art walk, come back for it on Feb. 16th when these unique Methow experiences will also be on the auction block: a Haycation Farmstay at Crown S Ranch, Fish and Float with Kevin van Bueren; Be a Wildlife Biologist: Backpacking to Research Rare Carnivores with state wildlife biologists; and See the Ski: Ride with a Groomer & Ski with an Expert.
Phone: 206.523.6150

3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
This series of paintings deals with the universal human condition of aging.  From expressions of wonder on a newborn's face to those sculpted into the face of an old man, the landmarks of the past and the expressions of the unknown future are remarkably displayed in our faces.  Kate Tesch is a self-taught artist who lives, plays and paints in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.
Regular Hours: Th-Fri 4-8:30 pm, Sat. Noon-8:30 pm, Sun. Noon-5pm
Phone: 206.420.2407


1051 N. 35th St.
Longley has utilized various art mediums as an emotional outlet including ceramics, candle making, oil and acrylic painting and most recently encaustic painting. Layers of pigmented wax deliver color in a way no other medium can, for as light passes through those layers and is redirected back up to the surface, the painting is actually illuminated from within.
Phone: 206.632.1760

3400 Phinney Ave n
Artists: Eve Ensler (film), Sara Brickman (live poetry), 
Mary Lambert (singer/songwriter), Graham Issac (writer)
Special event to support Vday, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.  We will screen Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" film at 6:30pm, poetry and music 8-9pm. Purchase raffle tickets all evening to win gifts from Theo Chocolate & Babeland; proceeds benefit NW Network, a local organization serving bi, trans, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse.
Phone: 206.632.5100
Regular hours: Daily 10am-6pm

4272 Fremont Ave N (across from Caffe Vita)
"Collective Stories: A Sampling From La Familia Gallery's Artists" showcases the work of four artists in the downstairs cafe of Fremont Abbey.


Venue: Gallery Notebleu
600 N. 36th St., Floor 3
Sara Tro is a local photographer with a worldly eye. Her pictures from North and Central America capture a folk aesthetic that is at once deeply personal and universally beautiful. 
Phone: 206.905.9278

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Emily Alice Peck’s work is encaustic art, using wax, heat, and pigment.  She tells us that she started developing her technique almost 3 years ago:    “The canvas built of wood, using plaster/fresco base, color oil pastels, acrylic, oil, milk and clay paints.  The lines are etched, and finished with layers of wax.”  For Emily “the hands are connected to the heart".

3515 Fremont Ave. N
Malik has hiked the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Shenendoah National Park, The Grand Canyon and throughout the Pacific Northwest with his large format film camera. His rich images are the payoff for carrying as much as 60 lbs. of gear up the side of a mountain; they reflect both the majesty and the intricacy that he loves about the natural world. Rakesh is part of the National Forest Committee, working to protect the ancient forests that give the Evergreen State its name.
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm

122 NW 36th St.
Join us as we announce the winners of Ride Snowboard's 9th Annual Snowboard Art Contest!. Artists from around the world compete to have their art featured on a Ride Snowboard and the $1000 cash prize that comes with it.  All of this year's entries will be on display in the gallery, and will remain on view for the entire month of February.
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470
Check out this footage of last year's event! :

420 N. 35th St.
"I have always made art. My eyes and my heart have always been excited by the ability to create something out of nothing. I weave with yard waste, or gathered materials. I spend many hours LOOKING at things entranced by how one takes a three dimensional object, puts it on two dimensional paper to make it look three dimensional. That thrills me."  ArtFX Gallery is pleased to show the results of her creative wanderings!
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

3510 Fremont Place N 
Drie Chapek uses brush work, texture and color as codes to convey inner self portraits. Her surfaces are poured on; built up and torn down-aggressive textured layers in one moment become gently coaxed brush strokes the next.  The work is intended to be experienced as an installation on canvas, a raw painting left open to be completed by the viewing experience.

Special treat Blue Sky Soda
will distribute FREE beverages from their 1965 VW van parked outside the store!
  And as always, Free jewelry inspection/cleaning while you enjoy art & refreshments!  
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm
Phone: 206.547.5551

3508 Fremont Place N.
Members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre will perform compositions by Sri Chinmoy and Sri Chinmoy's artwork will be on display.
Phone: 206.524.3663

700 NW 42nd St., Seattle WA 98107
A handful of ActivSpaces artists will be hosting open studios on Fremont First Friday, representing a few of the many artistic disciplines that flourish in this creative space: 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.  Situated right on the Burke-Gilman trail, start or finish your art walk here - a convenient block away from Hales Brewery on Leary Way NW.
Featured Artist: TBD

3601 Fremont Ave N., #101 (entrance on 36th)
Ulvestad is a stock, fashion, and commercial photographer, as well as a teacher of the craft.  She has shown her work in solo and multi-artist shows across Washington and Oregon, and is perhaps best known for her astounding bird photography.  
Regular hours: Tu-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm,Su 5-10pm
Phone: 206.632.2266

4301 Fremont Ave. N
Artist: TBD
Regular hours: M-F 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-8pm
Phone: 206.632.3535

Venue: Studio R
315 N. 36th St., Ste# 201 (2nd floor, above Piece of Mind)
Artist: TBD