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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art Up Phinneywood: Friday, April 13 from 6-9pm

A-1 Piano: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
Art Walk Gone Bad! Our April Fool's 'Bad Art' show opens Friday April 13th at A-1 Piano, and features paintings by various artists that are tasteless, trashy, questionable, tacky, corny, campy or just plain bad. Bring your own bad art submission for the contest for "baddest" art entry! Opening reception is April 13th from 6-10 pm, show runs through May 8th.

All Aboard 2nd Hand Furniture: 6500 3rd Ave NW
Featuring work from Levi Hastings, an illustrator, artist and full-time graphic designer. From tattooed brawlers to wigged aristocrats, foreign street food to fashion footwear, my paintings reflect a lifelong obsession with high and low culture, tied together with fine lines and loose watercolor. Raised on farm in the mountains of Idaho, I grew up on a steady diet of dinosaurs, comic books and National Geographic, which developed my desire to draw everything.
I work primarily in ink and watercolor, with occasional forays into digital illustration and comics. Artist present.

Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Contemporary african art, paintings & sculpture by Fasika Moges & Daniel Kebede.Plus artwork by Matthew Scott, Betty Hegeman, Emily Livengood, , Shirley Rudolf, Nicole Monahan including live music. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating monthly artwork. Artist present.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Eclectic mixed medium, artists choice
“Faces, Oh snap! Portraits of … you name it”
Capturing a space in time, Artist Show themselves or someone else! Join us while we put your best portrait forward of …??? Featuring artists: TV Tommy Vision, Wendy Keen, Catrina Lujan, Tasia Bozek, Pat Gallagher, Greg Bennic, Bill Cass, Megin Steiner, Elizabeth Aurich, Izzy (aka Izzy Donohue), Aaron Taylor, Cameron Lacombe, Charles Newton, Teri Ciacchi, Diana Federighi, Emmalee Bozek & Special Guests. Artists present.

Balderdash Books & Art: 8536 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Dave Bloomfield.

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

Bluebird Microcreamery: 7400 Greenwood Ave N
Coloring Contest! Kids can come and color our bluebird logo for a chance to win a free scoop or 5 dollar gift cards.

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Look Up Here Book Signing Event celebrates 5 years of exhibits at Bherd Studios Gallery and features 33 Pacific NW artists who have been an integral part of the gallery and the Seattle art scene. “The range of media is extensive, from aerosol spray, acrylic, and oil paint, to stencil, pen & ink drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, encaustic, and street-based installation and performance. In just five years, Bherd has created a rich mixture of both lowbrow and highbrow that they bring together under the “urban and contemporary” umbrella. There’s also a fascinating hybrid or cyborg quality to much of the flora and fauna where organic shapes are grafted on to humans, machines, or robots. Nature also appears as a series of scientific specimens, and there’s a wonderful, collective take on the 19th century (Victorian period), with gothic horror, ornate frames, and steampunk paraphernalia.” David Francis (excerpted from Look Up Here, the book)

Featuring: 179, Carlos Aguilar, Michelle Anderst, Debbie Bianchi, Zach Bohnenkamp, Chris Brett, Jenn Brisson, Mike Capp, Cash, Duffy, Ego, Justin Kane Elder, Marty Gordon, Jeremiah Hammer (aka dear earthling), Justin Hillgrove, Ksera, Larkin, Jesse Link, ninjagrl, John Osgood, Augie Pagan, Kate Protage, Mat Savage, Chris Sheridan, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Kellie Talbot, Siolo Thompson, Sensei23, Solace, Urban Soule, Dan Voelker, Joe Vollan and Redd Walitzki. Artists Present.

Café Bambino: 405 NW 65th Street (@ N 4th Ave)
Aaron Winnenberg is an Ohio born artist who currently lives in Seattle. His paintings and drawings are constantly challenging the forces of apathy versus chaos. The characters represented are always confronted by sticky situations, yet they remain still and calm, finding their way through without a fuss. He is influenced by the idea of productivity through the use of apathy, and the hours upon hours of cartoons he watched as a kid. Artist present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!

The Chocolate Shoe Box: 7410 Greenwood Ave N
Local celebrity, Cooper the Cat is back with his photography. Stop in and see the kitty cam photos from around the neighborhood. Artist Present.

Chocolate Vitale: 6257 3rd Ave NW
With no formal training, Ree Brown began drawing and painting in the 1970’s after his retirement. Encouraged by his friend, artist Jay Steensma, he began painting images of cats, birds and people on paper bags, cardboard and other scraps of paper. Steensma brought his work to the attention of a gallery in New York, and at the age of 86, Ree is still painting and showing. The Seattle Stranger calls his work, “Bright, sweet, and contentedly imperfect.” Ree himself describes his process: “Generally, I’m just more or less pleased to accept whatever happens. But sometimes, once in a while there are some that are exceptional.”. Artist present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
CANOTE BROTHERS--PACIFIC NW FOLKLORE SOCIETY COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT. Double up with laughter when these identical twin musicians take the stage. With fiddle, banjo, ukuleles and genetically matched voices, Greg and Jere Canote bring back fun, vintage American music – including forgotten fiddle tunes, swing classics and quirky novelty songs. Seattle fans may remember the Canote Brothers as the affable side-kicks on KUOW's Sandy Bradley's Potluck for 13 years. Music starts at 7:30pm. Artists present.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Presenting: "Awakening", a group art showcase featuring Travis Baechler. Mike Capp. Reed Carpenter, Sean Corr, dear earthling, Michael T. Gardner, Felony Jones, Xavier Lopez Jr., Katy Mercedes, Christopher J Olson, Alexandria Sandlin, Michael Stevenson, Erin Marie Stroh, Joe Vollan, & Nikki Wheeler. Artists present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Bellini Cocktails $5. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 - $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Artwork by JoEllen Wang. As a designer and artist, my life and my artwork is a balancing act between manmade and natural. The designer in me loves zoom-y new buildings, but the other part of me feels bad for the forgotten old structures. I first turned to painting as a means of appreciating and adding value to the latter. Artist present.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Rotating Monthly artwork. Artists present.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Artwork by Elissa Houghton.
About the artist: Elissa Houghton will be showing her recent paintings at In The Red this April, featuring work completed at Vermont Studio Center Residency and inspired by her recent travels to Tanzania and Egypt. She has shown her work extensively in North Carolina since her completing her BFA in 2004 and has many of her paintings in private collections across the country. Her first undergraduate exhibition sold every painting and she continues to sell her art, now on both coasts, since her recent move to Seattle. Drawn to contemporary abstract art as well as impressionism, she studied under NY- based abstract- expressionist artist, Cora Cohen and a small group of like-minded students. Her paintings are often an invitation for meditation, as she allows her art to whisper when so many must scream. Artists present.

Made Sewing Studio: 8408 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings by Samuel Bjorkland. Artist present.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Artwork by Cheryl Olmstead. My medium is encaustic, which is the process of working with molten beeswax, dammar, resin and pigments. I apply beeswax to birch wood panels and fuse each application. Unlike other paints, encaustic is never wet or dry – it goes from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds. My pieces are not premeditated; they come as I paint. Inspired by color, texture and finished with fire, I feel inspired, understood and accepted by beeswax. Artist present.

Monkey Grind: 518 N 85th Street
Jess Rees is a Seattle based artist, designer, and all around creator whose work explores the delicate balance between the built and natural landscapes. Through painting, installation and sculpture, she is interested in exploring how a persons perceived environment impacts their mood and impressions of the world. Themes of ecology, biology, architecture, history and art run through the work. Her favorite materials are watercolor, porcelain, light and natural ephemera.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Iconic Art focusing on Northwest themes, totems, automobiles, and music by artist Derek Ross. Artist present.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating monthly artwork by local artists.

PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N
Join us for DIALOGUES WITH CLOTH by local fiber artist Peggy O'Heron in the Phinney Center Gallery in April 2012. This body of work began as a question, asking how she could capture the essence of relationships and the tone of conversations on the surface of a piece of cloth? She uses the simple marks of circles, squares and grid patterns all uniquely expressed by hand-made tools and hand-mixed colors. The marks and colors and an expanse of white silk take on identities and converse with one another. Artist present.

Ridgeback Cafe: 500 NW 65th Street
Collage on canvas by Ellen Hastings. Artist present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
This series by Aaron Hoerber is about aspiring to paint like a 3 year old. Children fearlessly approach their art and many great artists have spent their lives trying to recapture that confident spontaneity. Artist present.

The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood featuring their recent works. Plus special guest artist Chris Sheridan presents his new custom cruiser skateboards & longboards. Artists present.

Starbucks: 316 N 67th Street
Rotating local art.

Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
Last year's show was so much fun, we couldn't resist an art exhibition encore of Heroes, Vixens & Villains. This year's comic art tribute will feature these 18 artists (from WA, OR and CA): Augie Pagan, Brenda Dunn, Carlos Aguilar, Christine Benjamin, Court Hoffman, David VonDerLinn, Dev Madan, Glitter Mortis, Levi Hastings, Marty Gordon, Mike Capp, P. Calavara, Raw Garbage, Rob Schwartz, Sean Wilkinson, Siolo Thompson, Son and Thomas Hurley III. Costumes encouraged at the opening night party on Friday the 13th of April. The RETURN of Heroes, Vixens & Villains is up April 13 – May 8, 2012. Artists present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Featuring art by Sarah Takahashi. Sarah Takahashi's realistic paintings of faces and figures float, eerily unsupported, in negative space.

Umpqua Bank: 7120 Greenwood Ave N
George Jennings began his life at a very early age immersed in the world of fine art receiving his very first art lessons from his grandfather, accomplished fine art painter the late John N. Robinson, in his hometown of Washington, D.C. When George was a child, his grandfather taught him the fundamentals of art. As a teenager, George spent a year at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he more advanced art instruction. George also credits the unlimited access to the Smithsonian galleries in his hometown (spending most of his time on the weekends there during his childhood) as a strong source of inspiration for his future art career. While growing up, George entered many regional art competitions, winning many awards competing against his peers at the time. After high school, George continued to paint and learn various art techniques through self-training and eventually began entering art contests as an adult, participating in group exhibits and having solo exhibitions. Now, George owns an art business that allows him to sell his works through various retail outlets and through his website online. Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
“TGIF” group art exhibit. Artists present.

*Venues offering artwalk specials & discounts.