Phinney Center Gallery: Call for Artists

Submit your art for the Phinney Center Gallery. They are now accepting submissions of art by individual artists and groups for their 2013 gallery schedule. The deadline is October 8 at 10 pm.

The Phinney Center Gallery is located in the historic Phinney Neighborhood Center in Seattle, Washington. Gallery shows are advertised to 17,000 local community members and 3,000-4,000 viewers visit the Phinney Center each month. The Phinney Center Gallery is currently accepting submissions for the 2013 gallery season by visual artists working in 2D or 3D media for individual or group shows. The gallery has approximately 100 linear feet of wall space (depending on configuration of walls), as well as display capacity for three-dimensional work in locked glass cases and pedestals. The gallery will provide insurance. Priority consideration for gallery shows will go to artists working in the Puget Sound area who are not currently represented by a commercial gallery.

To apply to this call, visit:

Art Up PhinneyWood: Fri, September 14 from 6-9pm

A1 Piano:
7020 Greenwood Ave N
“Max to the Max”…the Lifetime Work (so far) of an 11 year old artist, Max Ayotte Basom. Visual art and clay works. Artist present.

Art on the Ridge:
8005 Greenwood Ave N
Printmaking by Joya Marie Marsh. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

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

Bluebird Microcreamery and Brewery: 7400 Greenwood Ave N
Minimum Wage Art. Artist present.

Bherd Studios Gallery
312 N 85th Street, Suite 101 (above Chase Bank)
There is a fine line between art and retail in the gallery business and By The Yard pushes it right over the edge.  Eleven artists were challenged to create a piece of work that is 1 yard long by 1 foot high which will be sold by the inch. Visitors will be encouraged to use tape measures and rulers to divvy up their favorite parts of the artwork, daring both artist and art buyer to discover how they truly feel about the production of art for sale.

This experimental exhibit presents buyers with questions (and sharp objects): what makes a piece of art compelling—its subject, color, size, materials? What do we lose or gain when we can only see a portion of the whole? Is a specific section of a piece more precious, more mysterious when removed from its context, or does it lose its spark when it loses its frame? Is there a “more bang for the buck” mentality to purchasing art? Does a work become more precious as it disappears? Do we relate to a piece more when we are allowed to alter it to our own tastes? And can we really bring ourselves to cut up an original work like a birthday cake?

By the Yard’s artists also have choices to make: should the division of their work be a simple or difficult process for buyers? Kellie Talbot, known for her massive, photo-realistic paintings, presents a monochrome study of dimmed bulbs and their long shadows. Her repeating, sectioned imagery allows careful cutters to take home a mini version of the whole painting. Likewise, Troy Gua’s Colorbandz© series abstracts recognizable faces into horizontal bars of colors, and any vertical portions will keep his concept wholly intact. Others may not be so kind: Ryan Molenkamp’s geometric abstractions—often reminiscent of sprawling cities or patchworked hills—do not lend themselves to a natural parsing-out, and patrons might be hard pressed to select their perfect spot. Which works will exit the gallery in pieces, and which will stay mostly intact?

Carve out your favorite piece of Troy Gua, Ryan Molenkamp, Crystal Barbre, Kellie Talbot, Tessa Hulls, 12 Midnite, Zach Bohnenkamp, Greg Boudreau, Jenny Dayton, Dan Voelker and John Osgood. Artists present.

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

Chocolat Vitale
: 6257 3rd Ave NW
Joe Reno Monotypes and Birthday Celebration: on view September 14 – October 7. “In the quiet of a solemn evening, I print the monotypes for magic to appear.” – Joe Reno 8/17/2012 . Artist Present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
7:30pm. CURTIS & LORETTA–PNW FOLKLORE SOCIETY COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT. Curtis & Loretta’s music comes straight from the heart. The husband and wife duo’s extraordinary harmonies and proficiency on stringed instruments create a frame for their poignant original songs, and carefully chosen traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. The current menagerie includes Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, guitars, clawhammer banjo, and National steel ukulele, plus a bit of kazoo, harmonica, and shakers. Curtis’ down-home sense of humor and Loretta’s theater background engage the audience in an experience that runs the gamut of rolling with laughter to holding back tears, with plenty of side-trips in between.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Echo Echo presents new work from resident artists Alexandria Sandlin, Christopher J Olson, Maxx Follis, Mike Capp, and Xavier Lopez. 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
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Urban contemporary rotating artwork.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe:
6510 Phinney Ave N
Vibrant geometric abstract work by Vessa Gayle. Artist present.

Kouzina: 8403 Greenwood Ave N
Jon Moore Painting, Alexis Henry fine art photography and Shayla Rasmussan Jewelry
(made with many different fine metals and gems).

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Stunning and vivid object and landscape paintings by Arlon Rosenoff. Artist present.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Acrylic and mixed media on wood and canvas by artist Todd Karam. Artist present.

PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave
“FLOW: explorations in creativity”: All too often, as women with busy careers and families, we find that daily life leaves no time for the regular practice of our art. Our group is based on the fundamental concept that one’s creative energy expands through use; the more you use, the more you have.  By setting a theme each month to work on independently, we support  and inspire each other in the individual pursuit of our art.  We work in varying mediums from watercolor to pastel and mixed media.

We gather regularly to look and discuss the previous month’s thematic work.  The themes are ideas or quotations meant to spur creative exploration.  They have ranged from phrases like “Coming Home”  to inspirational quotes from other artists.  There is much to be gleaned from seeing the different ideas presented in each interpretation of the theme….by sharing our experience as a whole, we hope to inspire others to explore and expand on their own creativity. Featuring: Mindy Black, Cynthia Esselman, Dodi Fredericks, Sue Jensen, Anita Lehmann and Kristen Scott. Artists present.

Rockwell Realty: 8315 Greenwood Ave N
“Faces and Figures” by artist Maya Lewis. Artist present.

: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
Tasty opens a mixed-media group show next month, showcasing work from over 15 different visual artists from around the region. We invite you to join us for the opening night party on Friday, September 14th, from 6-10pm.

The participating artists were asked to consider how language influences their art, and to incorporate letters, numbers or symbols into their pieces.

Artists include: David Lemely, Deviant Décor, Gretchen Fuller, Jen Hardwick, Jenna Colby, Jennevieve Schlemmer, Jon Measures, Katypie, Krista Jefferson, Marty Gordon, Nicole Steen, Raw Garbage, Sarah Gordon, Sean Wilkinson, Starheadboy, Tim Manthey and Vern White. 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
Did you ever wonder what goes into designing a tattoo? Come on down to Two Birds for September’s art walk to see tattoo line drawings and stencils for tattoos that have been done by all of our artists here at the studio: Ruby, Suzy, Halley, Tarah, and Alexis. We will show tattoo stencils alongside photos of finished tattoos so you can see the process of how a tattoo is formed. The art will be on the walls until the end of the month, but art walk night is the night we’ll have drinks and snacks so come see us! Artist present.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Urban and contemporary art by northwest artists.

Warlock Labs: 101 N 85th Street, #203
Pen & ink, comics-inspired drawings by Scott Faulkner, David Lasky, Dalton Webb, Adam Watson, Marc Palm, Vince Aparo, and Stevie VanBronkhorst. Artist present.

*Venues offering artwalk discounts and specials