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Friday, September 25, 2009

2nd Annual Snowman Benefit Needs Hosts!

In Support of Our Business Community your Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce Is Sponsoring the 2nd Annual Snowman Benefit for N. Seattle Boys and Girls Club.

Last year’s auction of Artist decorated Snowpeople brought great results. We are excited to build on that foundation!

We need your help!
We are looking for businesses on Greenwood Ave N + Phinney Ave to prominently display the Snowman in your window or doorway of your business and distribute flyers with maps to drive people into your businesses and talk it up to your neighbors.

If you would like to host a snowman, please RSVP by October 2nd
at GPCCSnowpeople@gmail.com. We are looking for 30 hosts.

Decorated Snowpeople will be delivered to your business by Nov 10, 2009. Chamber Sponsored advertising campaign also begins Nov 10, 2009

See auction dates and additional details on the GPCC website.
Questions - Liesl@AlpineMtg.com or (206) 683-2382.

Thanks for your Support!

Liesl Mordhorst,
Membership Committee

Friday, September 4, 2009

Art Up G-P | Friday, September 11 from 6-9pm

Updated 9/7/09

Art on the Ridge: (Space a design collective)
7601 Greenwood Ave N (enter off 76th)
Art on the Ridge features: photography, oils, and acrylic paintings, also...Live painting! Community art project! & open mic poetry. Artists present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring the art work of Mieko Krell, Francesca Lohmann, Sarah Ghanooni, Nancy Fiala, Chris Brotherton, and more + live music. Artists present.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Stefvin Caswell + book author Kelly Szabo will be in store selling her books. Artist present.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“Soapbox: artists speaking their minds through their art. Featuring Michelle Anderst, Jenny E. Balisle, Ryan Molenkamp, Cheryl Molnar, Chris Sheridan and Kellie Talbot. Artists present.

Brand Vibes (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenood Ave N, Suite 1
Oil paintings by Mike Scheidt. Artist Present

KillaB Studio (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenood Ave N, Suite 1
Urban art work by Kate Barnett. Artist present.

Kouzina: 8403 Greenwood Ave N
Alexis Henry: color photography shot with mimiya R267 slow exposure. Artist present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Three Course Italian Meal for $22.00 all night special for the art walk. Plus $5 Mint Mojito drink special!

GreenWorks Realty: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Photography & mixed media by Judith Ryan, Heather Swift and Monika Dalkin. Artist present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
(between N. 1st Ave & N. Greenwood Ave.)
Mixed media encaustic paintings by Janet Nechama Miller. Artist present.

Naked City Taphouse: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Multi-media, paint, stencil & airbrush by Sarah Jorgenson and Dave Ryan. Artists present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly art rotation.

Olive You: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Colorful and bold watercolors — representational and abstract by Jim Farrand.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Urban Contemporary art work from Twilight Collective Gallery artists.

PAWS Cat City: 8503 Greenwood Ave N
Live art in progress: Cats & kittens looking for homes!

Piper’s Village Festival: 8632 1st Ave NW
Last chance to buy a Penguin on the March penguin at this Auction! Taproot Theatre Improv Team performs at 7:30pm ; Children’s crafts provided by Top Ten Toys; Activities and free items for dogs provided by Mud Bay Granary ; Free refreshments, music and other entertainment provided by Piper Village; Penguin-themed and zoo activities provided by Woodland Park Zoo; Face painting station provided by Colorific Kids

Pig & Whistle: 8412 Greenwood Ave N
Landscape paintings by Drie Chapek.

*Play Matters: 7720 Greenwood Ave N
10% discount to art walk attendee’s for child care services during the art walk. Kids will make their own art while you browse the neighborhood.

"Colors on the Water" by Sarah Browning

Rockwell Realty/Seattle Management Group: 8313/8315 Greenwood Ave N
Sarah Browning uses painting and cut paper to explore themes of survival and nurturance. Lavishly colorful acrylic land and waterscapes contrast with iconographic, reductionist papercuts. Artist present.

Strut: 7511 Greenwood Ave N
Mixed media artwork by Maryam Todihi.

"Water Lilies 3" by Sam Vance

Tap Root Theatre: 204 N 85th Street
Paintings by PNW artist Sam Vance. He will be showing paintings from his water lily series, a study of the effect of light on water. Artist present.

Terrabella Flowers: 8417 Greenwood Ave N
Floral Still Life acrylic w/knife on canvas by Maryam Fiala. Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“Agents of Dawn” visual art by Nick Beery. Artist present.

Wayward Coffeehouse: 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Henna Art by Magic Magpie Studios, Works by Angie Whitney, Encaustic wax art by Cheri Prestek and Joyce Mitchell. Live music from 8-10pm. Artists present.

Zak and Zoe: 7400 Greenwood Ave N
Original photo transfers on wood-block by Sandi Davis.

*Special art walk discounts offered.

Attention Artists: On-going Artist Call for Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk

Nicole Stremlow Monahan from Art On The Ridge has volunteered to put together an on-going database for artists interested in participating in the Art Up G-P monthly artwalk. Artists interested in participating may submit their work and contact information to her so that any businesses that need artists can access this database.

Please let her know if you would like to be on this list. To clarify, this will put you on a list of artists who are willing to be contacted by Greenwood-Phinney businesses to potentially be featured in a business venue during a month agreed upon between that business and the artist. The art walks are always the second Friday of each month. If you have any questions, or would like to be listed with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Artists list, please do not hesitate to contact her. Also, please feel free to pass this on to other artists you think might be interested.

Nicole Stremlow Monahan
Art On The Ridge

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Silent Auction Open to the Public, Featuring Artist-decorated, Fabricated Penguins by Seattle Artists
All Proceeds will Benefit Woodland Park Zoo’s Field Conservation Program

WHAT: Woodland Park Zoo invites Seattle area residents to the new Greenwood development Piper Village for the final Penguins on the March silent auction on Friday, September 11th, between 6 – 9pm, during the monthly Art Up Greenwood-Phinney art walk. During the auction, Piper Village will also celebrate the grand opening of Mud Bay Granary and invites Seattle residents to bring their families and their furry-friends along for the fun.

Piper Village will host a festival-like event during the silent auction and art walk designed to bring this Seattle community together on this historic day in honor of family, laughter, animals and local art. Activities will be tailored to adults, children and man’s best friend – dogs. The evening will include:
- Crafts for kids provided by Top Ten Toys (FREE)
- Taproot Theatre Improv team performance at 7:30pm (FREE)
- Dog-friendly activities and goodies provided by Mud Bay Granary (FREE)
- Music and refreshments provided by Piper Village (FREE)
- Humboldt penguin-themed fun provided by Woodland Park Zoo (FREE)
- Face painting station by Colorific Kids ($5 – $14)

Most importantly, the event will feature twenty-five artist decorated penguins in a silent auction. In fact, fifty-four Seattle artists of all ages and experience levels painted, embellished and decorated these fabricated penguins. This community celebration of art and wildlife conservation is inspired by Woodland Park Zoo’s brand new Humboldt penguin exhibit, which opened in May. These penguins have been migrating through Seattle neighborhoods including Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford since early June.

About twenty-five of these penguins will be auctioned off to benefit Woodland Park Zoo’s field conservation program. Woodland Park Zoo supports 38 wildlife conservation projects in 50 countries worldwide, including the Humboldt Penguin Conservation Center at Punta San Juan.

WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2009
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Auction closes at 8:45 p.m.
Winning bids will be announced and distributed by 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Piper Village
Piper Village 8632 1st Ave NW

Silent Auction and Festival will be held on Morrow Lane.
Morrow Lane, is just off 85th street, behind, Bartell and Blockbuster, between Palatine and 1st Ave NW. The Lane will be closed to vehicles for this event. Street parking accessible on Palatine or 1st Ave NW from 85th Street.

FREE: Open to the public during Art Up Greenwood-Phinney monthly art walk

EVENT Penguins on the March Silent Auction
DETAILS: - 25 local artist-decorated penguins (many artists present)
- Guests can purchase a penguin - take it home same evening
- Cash, check and credit card will be accepted for all silent auction purchases
- Minimum bids range between $50 and $125
- Guaranteed bid set at $375 or a premium guaranteed bid at $1000 (includes personalized ornamental anchovy to be embedded in Woodland Park Zoo’s new west entry, opening in 2010.)

Piper Village Festival
- Taproot Theatre Improv Team performs at 7:30pm
- Children’s crafts provided by Top Ten Toys
- Activities and free items for dogs provided by Mud Bay Granary
- Free refreshments, music and other entertainment provided by Piper Village
- Penguin-themed and zoo activities provided by Woodland Park Zoo
- Face painting station provided by Colorific Kids

Auction bonus: Personalized ornamental anchovy
Generous auction winners who bid a minimum of $1,000 for wildlife conservation will also receive their name (or that of a family, friend or loved one) etched onto an ornamental anchovy, inspired by the favorite food of the Humboldt penguin. These etched anchovies will be embedded into a shoal of schooling fish at the new west entry plaza near the penguin exhibit sometime in 2010.