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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snowman in progress...

Here's a snowman currently in progress by John Osgood.

Snowmen will be displayed on December 12th from 6-9pm up Greenwood Ave N. Each snowman will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to the N. Seattle Boys & Girls Club.

email: artup@greenwood-phinney.com for more information.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sneak Preview of Art Up/Open Up Participants


American Dance Institute
8001 Greenwood Ave N
American Dance Institute's Student Contemporary Performance Group and Carmona Flamenco. Photos by Erica Curnutte.

Balderdash Books & Art
8536 Greenwood Ave N
Paul Irvin of Pablo Alto Studios: photography

Bambu Organic Salon
7406 Greenwood Ave N
Stacy Yawman & Kristy Yawman: photography, framed drawings, clothing, jewelry and greeting cards.

Bherd Studios
at the Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 Studio D
John Osgood: Urban Contemporary Art

Francine Seders Gallery
6701 Greenwood Ave N
Marita Dingus: "Bending Life". Her exhibit will include a combination of figures, latticework fences and hanging vines which will transform the main gallery into a colorful garden-like space.
Jacob Lawrence: a selection of lithographs and screen prints in the upstairs gallery.

Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Multiple visual artists and live performance art. Soft acoustical music by Gabe Mints and Trent Moorman (from Head Like a Kite).

Greenwood Academy of Hair
8501 Greenwood Ave N
Observe the artistic side of hair & make-up on our fantasy models and watch while our Team Vogue a magazine photo into live art.

Jennifer Gibson, LMP, CCT
6051 Phinney Ave N, Suite 1
Karen Manuel: collograph prints based on tribal imagery and textiles

Kevin Law Photography
at the Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 Studio B
Kevin Law: unique, vibrant photography from around the world

Lemon Meringue Boutique
7720 Greenwood Ave N
Cassie Bohannon Photography: macro floral photography
Sara Seumae: organic clothing designer

Makeda Coffee
153 N 78th Street (between N. 1st Ave & N. Greenwood Ave.)
Antoinette Hippe: acrylics on canvas, henna designs and affordable holiday gifts.

7321 Greenwood Ave N
String duo playing holiday music

Naked City Brewery
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Artist TBA

Neptune Coffee
8415 Greenwood Ave N
Dave Bloomfield: Urban Contemporary Art

Oliver's Twist
6822 Greenwood Ave N
Original Artwork by Lesley Broadgate.

at the Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1 Studio A
Jasmine Zimmerman and Rachel Kaplan with Christopher PTree on sound: Pegasus is an avant-garde performance group weaving visceral movement with elastic sound into living installation.

Pema Kharpo
8554 Greenwood Ave N
Various artists: Tibetan artwork
*Fair trade products

Phinney Ridge Cabinet Co.
8003 Greenwood Ave
Kim Van Someren: printmaker working in a variety of styles - etching, relief and monotypes

Pig N Whistle
8412 Greenwood Ave N
Dan Baumfeld: contemporary figurative art.

Rising Stars Children’s Store
7404 Greenwood Ave N
Julia Wight: Asian-inspired paintings in watercolor & pen, nature studies in pencil, cards and laminated placements of her work will also be on sale

Seattle Management Group Real Estate, Inc
8313 Greenwood Ave N
Rick Rogers: his mixed media artwork combines collage, painting & sculpture with mostly recycled materials, which result in colorful, powerful assembleges.

Serenity Healing Arts
121 N 85th St.
Antoinette Hippe: henna-style acrylc fine art on canvas and wood.

Sip & Ship
8560 Greenwood Ave. N
Faith Neille McEntire: collection of work entitled "Nine Small Sounds"
Live jazzy music by DJ Eric

7511 Greenwood Ave N
Susanna Prince: fused glass art, hand-crafted jewelry and fabric belts.

Terra Bella Flowers
8417 Greenwood Ave N
Floral design demonstrations

Wayward Coffeehouse
8570 Greenwood Ave N
Art work by 4 visual artists: Joyce Mitchell, Encaustic Wax; Cheri Prestek, Encaustic Wax; Magic Magpie Studios by Antoinette, Henna Art; Angie Whitney, Oils.
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Presents: A Maritime Evening with Stewart Hendrickson and the Whateverly Brothers. Musical performance from 8pm - 10pm.

Zak and Zoe Dog Boutique
7400 Greenwood Ave N
J. Nichole Smith of Dane and Dane Photography: photography, t-shirts & calendars.
Retro Pet Prints by Krista


6705 Greenwood Ave N
3-course Italian dinner for $22 from 5-10pm

A Muse Artstamps
7107 Greenwood Ave. N
Stop in and make a free holiday gift tag.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Snowmen Are Naked!

Local artists and the N. Seattle Boys & Girls Club are decorating the snowmen. We do have about 8 snowmen that still need an artist to volunteer to decorate. If you are interested, please see below...

Snowman Instructions

Before committing to decorate a snowman you must be willing to do the following things:

1) Prime the raw wood to prep it for outside display, as these are meant to be lawn ornaments and need to be able to weather our rainy wet weather.
2) Paint and decorate front AND back sides of the snowman
3) Submit an artist bio (i.e. a short statement about yourself) to be displayed by the silent auction sheet
4) Return the decorated snowman to Bherd Studios located at the Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1, Studio D, Seattle, WA 98103 (door to Greenwood Collective is right beside Gary’s Hobby & Games) by Friday, December 5th.
5) Pat yourself on the back, as you just donated your time in support of raising money for the N. Seattle Boys & Girls Club.

All snowmen will be displayed at Art Up/Open Up: Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk Kick-Off on December 12th from 6-9pm and will be auctioned off by businesses who have volunteered to display them in front of their stores. All proceeds collected will be given to the N. Seattle Boys and Girls Club.

If you have questions, please contact Michele Persinger at Bherd Studios via email: speakandbherd@hotmail.com

A Special Thank You to the following local businesses:
- Dunn Lumber who donated the wood
- John Osgood of Bherd Studios who donated the design
- Roger Brockway of He Saw Her Paint who donated his time & expertise in cutting out the snowmen

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Event gets kicked off on December 12th with Art Up/Open Up

SEATTLE – November 4, 2008 – The Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood is the latest Seattle community to get a monthly art walk, and the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce is kicking it off on Friday, December 12, from 6-9 p.m. with Art Up/Open Up – a celebration combining the new art walk with a holiday shopping event.

The new art walk will occur on the 2nd Friday of each month and will include everything from visual art, music and performance art to special discounts and promotions. For the kick-off on December 12, all neighborhood retailers are encouraged to stay open from 6-9 p.m. for the holiday shopping season. This evening will be a great chance for people to shop locally and support their community as well as lay the groundwork for educating them about how Greenwood-Phinney can be a great place to explore great food, cool stores and interesting arts and entertainment.

In addition to the art walk, the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber is partnering with the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club to create a Snowmen on Parade fundraiser. The Snowmen will be decorated by local artists and Boys & Girls Club members, then will be displayed along Greenwood Avenue North and auctioned off the night of the December 12 art walk. All proceeds from the sale of the Snowmen will go to the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club to purchase memberships for kids whose families are unable to afford the annual fee.

For more details on the event, please visit: http://www.greenwood-phinney.com/