JANUARY 2012!!

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



3515 Fremont Ave. N
Phone: 206.547.4657
Regular hours: M-Sa 10am-6pm, Su 11am-5pm
Artist: Ben Chamberlain
Ballard artist Ben Chamberlain's vivid black and white images, explore the personal side of tales of high adventure in exotic locales.

621 N. 35th St. (New Location!!!)
Phone: 206.547.5221
Regular hours: Daily 10am-7pm

Artist:Justin Hillgrove
Justin Hillgrove grew up in Snohomish, WA and has been enjoying artistic expression since he was old enough to color on the walls. Mostly self taught, he spent many years in the design industry before setting out on his own to spend his days painting monsters, robots, and other such nonsense.

3516 Fremont Pl N

The Dumpling Tzar is hosting a Holiday Art Bazaar. Many of our past featured artists will be on site to show and celebrate their craft. Join us for live entertainment and refreshments.
BONUS: $1 off dumplings when you mention the phrase "Make Art, not war".
Phone: 206.387.1702
Regular hours: 11am - 2:30am, Everyday
Artist: Stacy Schonhardt 
"These images are from my series "Circles and Squares". The photos were all taken at bars and nightclubs using either ambient lighting or candlelight, and completely without filters or photoshopping. Most were not staged or posed.  I find the ephemeral, vague shapes and "landscapes" made in these images to be fascinating. I hope you do, too. "

High Dive

513 N 36th St
Phone: 206-632-0212
$3 Micro Drafts and $4 Wines by 14 Hands Winery
Artist: Christopher J Olson
Christopher is an artist and the co-owner founder of Echo Echo Gallery located in Seattle, Washington. 
Although his experimentation in different mediums and techniques over the years has lead him to create several large bodies of work varying in styles, his approach to creating has always been constant. Starting from a simple concept, drawing or doodle, he sets out to create a narrative that explores the light and dark sides of imaginary worlds. Liking to a mystery, his characters occupy landscapes that are both familiar and unknown where the viewer must explore to gather further meaning. 

309 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103, above LTD Bar & Grill
Artist: Erin Hilleary 
 Inspired by a lifelong interest in spiritual and religious symbolism, Erin Hilleary attempts to describe in her work the ancient ideals about human survival and relationship with nature and how they still hold true today.  She does this by incorporating archetypes found in the ancient works and texts of India and Eastern Europe into contemporary images.  Erin attempts to draw her audience with the initial intrigue of beautiful lines and color as her slightly disarming images based on these ancient ideals provoke thought and exploration of self and personal ideals in her audience. 

3510 Fremont Place N 
Phone: 206.547.5551
Regular hours: Tues-Sat 10-6pm
Artist: Marianne Maksirisombat

Marianne Maksirisombat's work is a colorful journey through the abstract, a passionate exploration of vivid hues and evocative color combinations.The environmentally engaging paintings, whether presented on traditional canvas or on three dimensional formed steel constructions, interact with the surroundings and the viewer's perspective, creating with each experience a unique conversation of shifting light and form.

420 N. 35th St.
Regular hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12-5pm
Phone: 206.545.7459
 by Lewis Curtiss, Jr.
Lewis' love of quilts and the fabric pieces they're made from, turned into collage once he realized that beautiful traditional quilt block designs could be interpreted using other materials and methods. Instead of an entire quilt, he chooses to focus on the individual block patterns. Researching thousands of designs, he saw that the geometry lent itself well to the collage process, but with very specific forms. He has discovered a formal geometry where he could use abstract visual media.

122 NW 36th St.
Regular hours: M-Sat 11-8pm, Sun. 11-7pm
Phone: 206.973.4470
Artist: Helen Sophia Wojcik

Art is so subjective. You may look at an empty white wall and feel that it looks bare, boring, plain, lonely.  While another will look at the same white wall and see so much beauty, life, potential, and be completely inspired to create something wonderful.  For me art is my escape, a way to channel my emotions and my experiences. I like to look at painting as a way of unlocking the questions and mysteries in life. Finding the answers. Revealing the truth is no guarantee that you’ll be happy with what you find. We don’t always like what life throws our way but the importance is to see the truth and beauty in everything. Life is about being resilient and bouncing back, evolving and adapting. Turning something dark and negative into something beautiful.

1300 N Northlake Way
Winery Hours: Friday 5pm-9pm
Phone: 206.632.7516
Artist: Mark Morgan of Whiteline Photography
My work is influenced and motivated from varied sources: childhood memories, my experiences as a father and husband, the stray comment of a friend, or a bit of song lyric. There are times when an image-in-progress will inspire a sudden concept, while other times the act of creating will happen slowly and the image will evolve and shift over a number of months until a final idea is realized. There are, of course, some images that exist just because, at the time, they made me grin. Many of these images (in one form or another) have been here in the dark for quite some time – it is strange and delightful to me that technology has found a way to let them out into the light. 

Images to come

3601 Fremont Ave N., #101 (entrance on 36th)
Artist: TBA
Regular hours: Tu-Th 5-10pm, F-Sa 5-11pm, Su 5-10pm
Phone: 206.632.2266

513 N. 36th St., Seattle WA 98103
Artist: TBA
Phone: 206.547.5730
Regular Hours: M,W,Th Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat. Noon-6pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. (Closed Tues.)