May 2011

6-9 PM (unless hours are otherwise noted) RAIN OR SHINE!



1300 N Northlake Way
"I paint intuitively with pure inspiration. I know that I must put this raw energy, color, or emotion onto the blank canvas. I have total faith that the power which flows through me and onto the stark white emptiness will be full of life and passion and that this piece of Art will energize the space where it will ultimately reside." -Clarke
Wine for $5/glass (or 5/$20).  Live music by Jeff Fielder, and Skillet will be serving their legendary burgers with bacon jam, poutine fries, and more from their airstream trailer in the parking lot.  This is a great place to start your evening and then work your way around to the other galleries!  
Winery Hours: Friday 5pm-9pm
Phone: 206.632.7516


100 NE Northlake Way, Ste. 200
"Inspiration comes from unlikely sources, a pattern in a worn stone wall, a faded fresco fragment or a section of a chipped tile floor.  I start by carving into soft linoleum, using it as a drawing process, working quickly, accumulating a large library of block patterns.  After printing, I study the vocabulary of lines I’ve made and I pick through the stacks of printed paper, cutting out the parts that I want to use, discarding the rest.  I layer the transparent printed paper shapes onto wood panel using wax as a medium.  Adding and cutting away thin sections, I work to create a composition that is meaningful to me.  I introduce color last, mixing wax and oil, making subtle corrections, blending and changing the values and hues until a piece feels balanced and complete."
Phone: 206.523.6150

122 NW 36th St.
The Timesinfinity Gallery holds the first installment of the mANIMAL trilogy. mANIMAL is a new series of work that explores the ‘outlandish’ characters among the human race and in the wild. Justin Kane Elder’s current style emphasizes colorful layers of geometric shapes, which are chosen to highlight each subject’s character. He is also interested in exploring art at large scales. The largest of his work, a Patagonia-sponsored mural, is currently on Evo’s West wall.  Elder holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470

Venue: Show Pony
702 N. 35th St.
Erica Maule uses paint, patterned paper, charcoal, book pages, canvas board, and everything in-between to create her charming collages.  Check out her colorful, affordable original artwork at Show Pony in May!
Phone: 206.706.4188
Regular Hours: M-Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm


621 N. 35th St.
Artists: Tanya Comerford, Jewelry & Grand Reopening!
After 13 years across the street from The Commuters statue, Portage Bay Goods is relocating to 621 N. 35th St. in the center of Fremont, formerly the home of Fremont Book Company.  Their GRAND REOPENING on May 6th will be celebrated with snacks and tasty beverages, and feature Jewelry artist Tanya Comerford who creates her collections from hand selected gemstones, then designs them along with precious metals into distinctive pieces.  Tanya's pieces are formed with original color combinations and often have an asymmetrical symmetry resulting in many one-of-a-kind items.   The allure of her designs is in the details. Her sense of balance and use of structure along with zestful coloration result in personal adornments that are current and lasting. 
Phone: 206.547.5221
Regular hours: Daily 10am-7pm

3409 Woodland Park Ave N.
Matt Sumi carries a camera virtually everywhere he goes.  In addition to running his portraiture and event photography outfit, he routinely shoots inspiring images of his everyday surroundings, the people he encounters, and the landscapes of his travels.  A recent trip to Norway served as the fuel for this latest series.
Regular Hours: Th-Fri 4-8:30 pm, Sat. Noon-8:30 pm, Sun. Noon-5pm
Phone: 206.420.2407

1051 N. 35th St.
"I create collages that are truly unique pieces, full of non-sequitur, brazenness, colors and light that work well for segments of magazines and other media carefully and artfully placed, images that would otherwise never meet." - K.M.  Wine and dessert will be served.
Phone: 206.632.1760

3410 Woodland Park Ave. N
Ceramics artist Laura Brodax will be opening her studio to the public on art walk night, featuring colorful slip-cast small vases with real flowers celebrating spring, and small tiles with twig designs.
Phone: 206.949.4007

760 N. 34th St.
Artist: BJ Cummings, Photography
BJ Cummings is an environmental and community consultant based in Seattle, and a winner of King County's 2011 "Green Globe" Award for Environmental Activism. In addition to dabbling in photography, she has enjoyed stints as a writer, film producer, non-profit director, and world traveler. In 2009-10, she and her son took a one-year sabbatical from work and school to travel Asia, Africa and Europe. These images are some of the lasting impressions they brought home from that journey. 
Regular hours: M-F 9am-9pm
Phone: 206.319.5323

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Artist: Ann McBurney, Oil Paintings
Ann’s been drawing and painting for work and pleasure since forever, yet she’s new to working with oil.  For us she chose to evoke the romance and passion of cycling by revisiting commercial bicycle art from the turn of the last century. In using oils, Ann finds the striking graphics and colorful images of these vintage designs made new again.  Much as she feels when riding a bike – like a kid again.
Phone: 206.547.5730
Regular Hours: M,W,Th Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat. Noon-6pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. (Closed Tues.)

Venue: Pie
3515 Fremont Ave N, Ste B
Artist: Deborah Faas, Paintings
Check out the six new paintings Pie commissioned local artist Deborah Faas to create for one of the neighborhood's latest, greatest spots to dine, in addition to other recent work!
Phone: 206.436.8590
Regular Hours: Tu-Sat. 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 9pm-2am, Sun. 10am-6pm

3601 Fremont Ave N., #101 (entrance on 36th)
Artist: Jessie Link, Paintings & Mixed Media

Jesse Link has been many things over the years: a student, a soldier at war, a volunteer in the reconstruction effort of New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina, and for the past 5 years a Seattle artist. As a child he commonly made the newspapers for winning art contests, and as a student he graduated from the Art Institute near the top of his class with a degree in Industrial Design.  A self taught Painter, Jesse  focuses largely on color and shape, while his themes range from subtle social/political to Northwest inspired. 
Phone: 206.632.2266
Regular hours: Tu-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm,Su 5-10pm

3526 Fremont Place N., Ste. D (behind Lenin statue)
Artist: Josh Hughes, Photography
Hughes is a budding photographer and student at Central Washington University.  He gravitates towards photographing people, taking on portraiture and event photography assignments on occasion, and is always looking for more professional opportunities.
Phone: 206.547.5374
Regular hours: M-Sat. 11am-8pm, Sun. Noon-6pm

3516 Fremont Pl N
Liz Moody, a Seattle based artist, specializes in the exploration and discovery process involved in the art of painting, collage and photography.  Cookies and beverages will be served during the art walk.  Receive $1 off dumplings when you say the phrase "make art, not war".
Phone: 206.387.1702
Regular hours: 5pm - late night, Everyday

3508 Fremont Place N.
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was a renowned and prolific author, artist, poet, athlete, spiritual leader and a visionary of world peace.  Original paintings by Chinmoy will be on display during the art walk, accompanied by live musical performances of meditative compositions on Indian harmonium, hammered dulcimer and piano.  Refreshments and warm beverages will also be provided.
Phone: 206.524.3663
Regular Hours: Mon,Wed-Fri 8am-2:30pm, weekends 8am-3pm

3510 Fremont Place N 
Seattle-based Lisa Ström is an artist, illustrator, designer, crafter and daydreamer. She grew up in sunny southern California, and completed her higher education in the chilly nether regions of Western Michigan and Southern Ontario, Canada.  Lisa is inspired by Mexican and Asian folk art, vintage paper and fabric, nature, the art of Gustav Klimt, Maurice Sendak, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Shel Silverstein, Mary Blair, and life in general.  She's happiest when using her art to explore the simple beauty of the natural world and the juxtapositions between nature, religious iconography and the trappings of faith.  As always, free jewelry inspection/cleaning while you enjoy the art & refreshments!
Phone: 206.547.5551
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm

3515 Fremont Ave. N
Artist: Liz Neuman, Woodblock Prints
"I often carve my printing blocks in a natural setting: camping in Eastern Washington, at local parks or while watching wildlife at the ocean.  After printing the block, I build color with layers of watercolor wash over the areas of white. This allows me to experiment with a variety of colors, creating unique images from the original black and white print." - Neuman 
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm

Venue: Studio R
315 N. 36th St., Ste# 201 (2nd floor, above Piece of Mind)
Donna Stewart has been painting for the last 10 years, playing with color, texture, emotion and movement using references of the human body, water and the feeling of standing still.  
Seiler's work, on the other hand, is primarily crafted with oil bar, pastels, or pen & ink, though she often drifts into watercolors, mixed media, and embroidered works.  Her style embraces vibrant color, stark contrasts, and the curious and playful aspects of life.

420 N. 35th St.
What attracted us to Janet and made us want to show her was the lushness of her paintings. Images of jungles and gardens are thick with all manner of plants and creatures. But then that contrasts with her still lifes: simple, graceful, serene. Janet describes her process like this: "I paint and sculpt mainly from my imagination. I create a story in my mind, and then I try and create it on canvas or in clay."  Join as and see the world that comes from this beautiful imagination! 
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459

Venue: Creativity Loves Company
will not be open for May's art walk, with regrets.  Please check back in June!
619 N. 35th St., Ste. 110 (alley behind PCC)
Phone: 206.397.4314