Join the Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday and play the Stamp Challenge

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for the Queen Anne Art Walk. The Art Walk will run from 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, February 6th at participating businesses on Upper Queen Anne.

DreamscapesJoin the Art Walk to see great local art and play the Art Walk Stamp Challenge too. Just pick up a map at any of the Art Walk businesses and get it stamped at every stop along your route. Not only will it help direct you to the art displays, but it’ll also garner you a prize if you fill the map with stamps.

Completed stamp maps can be exchanged for either a $5 gift certificate for Idunn Salon and Spa or BOGO coffee from El Diablo.

Participating businesses that will serve as gallery spaces this Saturday include Idunn Salon and Spa, Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, El Diablo Coffee, Queen Anne Olive Oil, and Caffe Ladro.

The Fountainhead Gallery is also participating in the Art Walk. It’s latest show featuring Uyen Tran Gjerde’s ‘Dreamscapes’ paintings is a must-see. (Photo from The Fountainhead’s show)

Get out this Saturday to support local artists and keep the Queen Anne Art Walk a regular first-Saturday event!

Queen Anne Art Walk is Saturday on Upper Queen Anne

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Laura Beso, acrylic on canvas

The monthly Queen Anne Art Walk is tomorrow, Saturday, December 5th. Sandwiched between Holiday Magic tonight and Sunday’s Chanukah Let It Glow celebration, the Art Walk fills the gap and provides a good reason to stay on Queen Anne all weekend.

This month’s Art Walk includes a Holiday Group Show, Peace, at The Fountainhead Gallery, as well as art from local artists on display at local shops and businesses. At The Fountainhead alone you can see over 60 works of art by 30 different artists.

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Sandra Power, Enamel Bowl with Grey Silk, oil on panel

The two works pictured in the post are both from the Peace show at The Fountainhead, and there are many more that range in style from abstract to realism.

The Queen Anne Art Walk runs from 4pm to 7pm, and many of the participating venues will also be serving beverages and bites.

Participating businesses are listed below, and they include several different spots around Queen Anne – 6th Ave W & Crockett, McGraw & 7th Av W, and Queen Anne Ave N:

Stacya Silverman & Associates, Skin Care Salon, 614 W McGraw

Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, 624 W McGraw

Wink Hair Studio, 623 W McGraw

Meadow Boutique, 1959 6th Ave W

Bustle Café, 535 W McGraw

Minx Designs, 603 W Crockett

IDunn Salon and Spa, 610 W Crockett

Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, 608 W Crockett

Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W Crockett

Cafe Ladro, 2205 Queen Anne Ave N

Queen Anne Olive Oil, 1629 Queen Anne Ave N

El Diablo, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N

Be sure to stop by to see new artwork and support local artists. If you’re an artist interested in showing your work at future Art Walks, check out the Facebook page for information and contacts.

Help keep the momentum going for future Queen Anne Art Walks, and soak in the sights as you take an evening stroll around Queen Anne tomorrow night!

Annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is Saturday

QA Artist Trunk ShowThe annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at the Queen Anne Community Center. The family-friendly, free event showcases the talents of over 35 local artists with goods that are made in Seattle.

In addition to the variety of handmade goods and artists-on-hand, the event also features entertainment for the little ones, including Tangerine Tales face-painting at 11:30am, a show by Alleyoop at 1:15pm, magic by Louie Foxx at 2:15pm, and Sparkle Leigh the Mermaid telling tales at 3:3opm.

Meanwhile, adults can shop for a variety of wares, including paintings, prints, jewelry, clothing, hand-knitted items, ceramics, soaps, and more.

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You can see samples of what to expect on the event’s Facebook page. The Trunk Show kicks off at 11am and runs until 4pm, and is timed well for shopping small and local for the holiday season.

Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday features Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly

BotanicalThe success of the first Queen Anne Art Walk has spawned a second one – let’s see if we can keep it going. The Queen Anne Art Walk is this Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 7pm. This time the theme is “Birds, Botanicals, Art, and Bubbly” – so mark your calendars and get ready to stroll along the streets pictured in the map below on a sunny summer evening.

PrecipiceIn addition to seeing some great local, original art from various artists, you can also enjoy bubbly and treats at the Art Walk locations: Castillo Upholstery, Wink Salon, Fountainhead Gallery, Bustle Cafe, Meadow Boutique, Minx Design, Targy’s Tavern, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, Idunn Salon and Spa, and Stacya Silverman Art and Beauty.

Get out and support local art and our newest Art Walk on Queen Anne!

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Inaugural Queen Anne Art Walk kicks off this Saturday

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Gretchen Krich

Upper Queen Anne has been lacking an art walk for too long – and now, thanks to local artist Laura Early, one is kicking off on Saturday, June 6th from 4pm to 7:30pm.

Early works at The Fountainhead Gallery (625 W McGraw St) and noted the need for a Queen Anne Art Walk (hear, hear!). She’s rallied local businesses near Crockett and McGraw streets to join in on the Queen Anne Art Walk, and all it needs now is community involvement to help celebrate art and keep the momentum going for more Art Walks in the future.

Here are some of the shops that have paired up with local artists:

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Bliss Kolb

Plus, for one night only, Bliss Kolb will be showing his dragonfly automata at Stacya Silverman’s gallery during the walk. You can check out his moving artworks online.

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Anneio Klass

All participating artists are local, including some graduates from Cornish College of the Arts. Good news for future Art Walks – there were more artists than the businesses had space for this go-around. If you know a local business that’d like to get in on an upcoming Art Walk, let us know!

Even more businesses and artists are joining in as the week progresses, with art, tasty bites, and special events.

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Davis Freeman

If you like the idea of an Art Walk on Upper Queen Anne, mark your calendars to tour the businesses and check out local artists’ creations.

It’s the same day as the Bigelow Block Sale, so plan on strolling down Bigelow for bargains during the morning/early afternoon, then head over to the Art Walk for the late afternoon/early evening.

A great way to spend an early-Summer Saturday on Queen Anne!

Art exhibit features birds envisioned by three different artists

A new art exhibit at Stacya Silverman Art & Beauty features the beauty of our fine feathered friends – “Flocks, Murders, Gaggles and Coveys: A Celebration of Birds” opens this Sunday, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 6th from 1pm to 4pm.

The exhibit features bird photography by Judith Roan, mechanical birds that move and sing by Bliss Kolb, and birds on paper with dried leaves by Fred Martell. The show runs through June at the gallery located at 614 W McGraw St, Suite 101.

Here’s the rundown on the featured artists:

Mallard, preeningJudith Roan began seriously photographing birds in the early nineties when she started making weekly tallies of the birds she observes and studies on Mercer Island where she lives. Her photos are not merely studies of the birds in the area, but images that capture their routines, nature, and habitat. The song, movement, action and drama of the birds are carefully observed and recorded. The birds in her extraordinary pictures are all photographed here in the Pacific Northwest. Roan works closely with her photographer husband, Ron Reeder, and they often share work and images with one another.

Crowsm3Bliss Kolb has long been drawn to machines and the beauty of engineering, both of which are immediately apparent in his astonishing moving bird sculptures. For over 30 years, he has been designing and building cabinetry, award-winning theatrical sets, props, lighting and furniture. In 2010 he began pursuing a lifelong interest in Automata, or mechanical moving creatures. Kolb states, “Looking over the wonderful, clever works of automata throughout its history, the thing that continues to hook me is the imitation or illusion of life: an obvious machine that moves so realistically it seems to be alive”. Kolb was born and raised in Seattle and attended The Evergreen State College and the University of Washington, with additional training in musical instrument construction and clock repair.

Martell SongbirdFred Martell has been a resident of Manhattan’s East Village for the last 50 years. He studied design and architecture at Kansas State University, where he also studied theater. Fred collected leaves wherever he went, including leaves where he was born and raised in Vermont. He pressed and cured the leaves in phone books. No inks or dyes are used in creating his works. The color and detail that make up the beauty of the bird image is provided by cutting and assembling different leaves. His frames are hand-made from found objects and discarded scrap lumber. Martell’s work reflects the spirit of the arts and crafts movement as well as American folk art traditions.

For more information on the show, you can contact contact Stacya Silverman via email or at 206.270.9465.

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