Art Up PhinneyWood Art Walk March 11 from 6 – 9pm

The gas explosion in Greenwood on Wednesday destroyed three businesses and affected a large number of others that are in the heart of the art walk, forcing them to close temporarily. At this writing, not sure who will actually be open that night but if the street is clear please consider supporting the neighborhood businesses, regardless of whether they are art walk venues.

 Thursday update: Several participating art walk venues will he hosting efforts to help affected businesses. Those we heard from so far include:

 Urban Light Studios, part of Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood, will have donation stations and contribute a portion of art sales for the night.  Details here:

Flying Bike Co-op Brewery , 8570 Greenwood, has four local artists donating works for sale for Greenwood relief. Photography by Ryan Thrower, drawings by Nathan Anderson, jewelry by Tess Dokus, and photography by Zoe Kahn. Kyle Krauskopf will also be doing 1 min portraits for $1 all night long with all proceeds going to Greenwood as well.

Download a copy of this month’s map here:   March Art Walk Map
(Note that some of the venues may not be open because of the explosion.)

Participating art walk  venues:

Abram’s Chiropractic:  7815 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site


Featured Artist #1: Simon Campbell
Photography, Acrylic Paintings and Mixed Media

I first adopted photography as my creative outlet of choice. I’ve been taking photographs for 20 years, since receiving a cheap 35mm point and shoot camera from my parents in my early teens. Ever since then I have been developing an eye for artistic things: color, light, balance, composition etc. Other than art classes at senior school in my native England, I didn’t pick up the paintbrush again until 2005, into my mid-20s. Already self taught in photographic composition, a steady stream of collages, mixed media pieces, and mostly paintings emerged. Evolving into a loose expressive style that still remains varied. I often strive to convey movement and feeling, and sometimes create depth with textures.

Originally from Birmingham, England, I moved to the states in 2004 – after meeting an American girl on a bus in Southern India in 2002. Travel Photography has remained a creative spark, and has provided me with much inspiration. Along with nature documentaries which I have been fascinated by since the days I’d watch them with my Dad as a youngster. I think this reflects in my work! I’ve seen many parts of India, S.E. Asia, Southern Africa and Brazil. These days I’m much more settled, enjoying the gem of the Pacific NW and about to start a family.

My work can be found at

Artist will be present


Featured Artist #2: Cecile Disenhouse

I am a watercolor painter living in Greenwood. I have been teaching watercolor painting at the Lifetime Learning Center for three years.

I especially enjoy the watercolor medium because of its freshness and transparency.  It is perfect for capturing nature and so transportable.  Occasionally I will add ink to a painting to enhance it.

I have spent much of my life hiking in the wilderness and enjoy painting nature, especially on location.   I especially enjoy plein air painting in our beautiful Northwest.  I carry a small palette, a few brushes, and some watercolor paper.  Despite the extra weight, I also love to take my paints on hiking and backpacking trips in the Cascades, Olympics and Canadian Rockies.

I also love painting in Seattle.  I find the buildings in places like Ballard quite fascinating.  I also enjoy doing some of our Seattle landmarks such as the Troll or Elephant Car Wash.

My paintings can be seen at

Bill’s on Greenwood:  8560 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site


Featured Artist: Michael Pontieri

“here are some narrative paintings, made with acrylics on canvas with attention to form, color and texture, though hopefully not too much texture for i think the difference between illustration and fine art is texture but too much texture begets kitsch and do we really need more of that? i was trained in spokane to be a non objective abstract painter but i either rebelled from that or returned to the late medieval mindset common to that area. i now live on bainbridge island, a mile up the hill from the row of gew gaw shops.”

Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery:  7400 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Chaco Canyon Organic Café: 8404 Greenwood Ave N – NEW VENUE
Art Up and Chow Down Site


Featured Artist: Lisa Sheets
Collagraph with Collage

These mixed media collage/prints are made up of layered images. They depict 20th century women, from different generations. They reflect on the changing look of women through the years, allowing us to look back at our ancestors and see the many similarities and differences between us and the “she” of the past.

Artist may be present

Chocolati Café:  8319 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Cornuto:  7404 Greenwood Ave N
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Couth Buzzard:  8310 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery: 8570 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site


Featured Artist: Tess Dokus
Nature-inspired, handmade, rings, earrings, and necklaces!

Artist will be present.

Gainsbourg:  8550 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Green Bean Coffeehouse:  8525 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Greenwood Collective: 8537 Greenwood Ave N
A group of galleries and studios under one roof

Featured Artists: Robert Bellm, Joshua Boulet, Mallory Milke, Melissa Crosetto, Megan Noel Smith
Street, mix media, acrylic, street art, graphic, illustration

Kolab Studio/ Gallery, formerly P.D.C.. is a Gallery located in the Greenwood Collective.

Curated by artists, Kolab Gallery is a group of local artists/designers that reside in the Northwest.

The name Kolab comes from the Prefix Ko meaning little or small and Lab short from Laboratory. “Kolab” is also a nickname for collaborative which is the theme for the gallery.

Artists have the chance to work together on paintings, projects and special events for the gallery space.

Kolab Gallery is proud to introduce new artist Megan Noel Smith.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Megan Noel is a painter, illustrator, textile and mixed media artist working in the Northwest. For many years she has been known for her beadwork, but in recent years has chosen to focus more on her equally intricate painting and illustrations.

Her favorite media are watercolor and pen and ink. Her paintings and illustrations range from dreamy and surreal to delicate and whimsical. She seeks not to create masterpieces to grace the walls of museums, but rather to create smaller more intimate works to fit into the lives of readers and writers, poets and dreamers, mother, fathers, and everyday folk.

Megan has been creating, initially with beads and later with other media, since her early days, growing up on a sheep farm on Vashon Island, and surrounded by weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, and a appreciation and respect for all forms of textile arts. Megan discovered her passion and gift for beading in 1990 and began teaching several years later. She has developed her own style of bead embroidery. Her work includes beaded dolls, evening purses, amulet purses, brooches, and buttons. She also works with fabric and fibers to create wearable works of art, each utterly one of a kind.

While these creative interests may seem far reaching, there is a thread of connection that weaves through them all, her own unique style that is immediately recognizable in her works, from watercolor to elaborate hand knitted shawls. In a time when many artist’s works seem to “all look the same”, Megan’s work stands out as unique.

Megan has been teaching beadwork and drawing classes over the last 15 years and is currently considering expanding her offerings.

Megan has shown her artwork locally and nationally in various galleries and other venues, including: Mesolini & Amici , Turtle Press, The Artists Tree, BKB & Company, The Artifactory, Gallery Ten, The International Bead and Button Show, the National Button Convention, North Seattle Community College and Beads and Beyond.


Featured Artist: Nikki Frumkin

Nikki Frumkin is an artist, teacher and alpinist living in Seattle. Her work is inspired by time spent hiking, climbing and mountaineering in the great Pacific Northwest. She is interested in the patterns in nature she finds as she explores.

Nikki believes that sharing stories makes the world a better and more interconnected place. Her work is driven by a desire to share the visual stories she collects as she adventures. As she goes, she brings her sketchbook and watercolors. Sometimes this is serene; sometimes it is bitterly cold.

Nikki’s work thrives on the conflict between the wild wonder of the outdoors and the challenges that go with it. Although it is joyful, hiking can be very lonely as well, mountaineering more so. Mountaineering requires a person to spend long periods of time separated from their team by a rope for safety, often in the dark and alone in their thoughts. These activities are both incredibly difficult and supremely rewarding. Representing these ideas on paper through art gives them meaning.

By invoking this contrast in her work, Nikki aims to inspire wonder for the outdoors. In this way, the viewer will be able to discover what they already know about who they are and how they belong to the wild.


Devin Sinha

Eye to Eye:
Moksha Marquardt

Moksha Marquardt’s surrealist works pull the viewer in, exploring rich subconscious worlds through intricate line work. Heavily influenced by his upbringing in the Pacific Northwest, Moksha’s work reflects ideas such as consciousness in nature, the circle of life, and patterns in the environment.

Artists will be present

HomeStreet Bank: 7201 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site


Featured Artist: Margarita Jordache
Urban landscape paintings, oil, acrylic, charcoal, digital photography

Kouzina:  8403 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site


Featured Artists: Alexis Henry, fine photography, Jon Moore, acrylic.

Alexis will be present

Lucky Dog Clothing: 8201 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site


Featured Artist #1: Julia Hohlbein Vo

Julia is one of the most talented artists we have ever come across. Her portraits capture her subject with perfection. She will be offering original pieces, as well as custom pieces done per customer request. Julia’s ancestor, Hans Holbein the younger, was a renaissance master who did custom portraits for the likes of King Henry VIII! Once you see her work in person you will have no doubt that she is truly a master! Her art pieces are hard to believe and if you order one of them you will cherish it for a lifetime!


Featured Artist #2: Rick Williams

Rick “RT” Williams is a seventh generation Nitinaht carver of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. He is not just a woodcarver, but a community leader. In 2010, Rick’s brother, John T Williams was shot 4 times and killed by a Seattle Police officer. 50 year old John Williams was also a master woodcarver. John was crossing the street, committing no crime, and was shot in the back only 4.7 seconds after the officer left his car. John’s murder ignited outrage amongst the community towards the Police Department. When no charges were brought against the officer, Rick and others feared that some protests may become violent. Rick responded to the heinous act by bringing the community together as one in honoring John by hand carving and raising a 34-foot memorial totem in Seattle Center. The totem stands to honor John’s art, his legacy and to symbolize the community’s response. Rick continues to carve every day and teaches calm, peace, and honor. His positivity and wisdom make him a pleasure to be around. Each piece of his art is amazingly detailed and masterfully hand carved. ​

Munch Café:  8576 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Naked City:  8564 Greenwood Ave N
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Featured Artist: John Hunter
Oil on canvas

Wonderful, surreal images of fish, robots, and other fantastical things.

Artist will be present

Nutty Squirrel: 7212 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up and Chow Down Site

Featured Artist: Michael Ford.

As a biologist, part of my job is finding and understanding patterns in nature.  As an artist, I’m exploring using computer graphics and a commonly used open source statistical programming language (the R framework) to bring large sets of environmental data to life.  Currently, I’m focusing on using local data from the Pacific Northwest to create a visual display of days or years of wind, temperature and precipitation information, and to show the relationship between local killer whale and salmon abundance.  The goal is to create something that is both fun to look at in its own right and that also says something interesting about the underlying information.

Olive and Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N – NEW VENUE
Chow Down Site

Oliver’s Twist:  6822 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Phinney Center Gallery:  6532 Phinney Ave N
Art Up Site


Featured Artists: Ingrid Matthews Olson and Jon Schmidt
Paintings and sculpture

In Organic Equilibrium, the Phinney Center Gallery will showcase the work of Ingrid Matthews Olson and Jon Schmidt. Both an artist and a musician, Ingrid Matthews Olson is fascinated by the way differing wave-lengths, whether of sound or of light, combine to create feeling. Her abstract paintings explore the affective power of color while playing with the balance between the organic and the constructed. Much of Jon Schmidt’s work has gravitated in some way toward the themes of enlightenment or emergence. His work also captures his life struggles such as Missing, Beginnings, and Harmony. He captures the themes radiating from the stone, emerging from either the natural (unaltered) portions of the stone, or in the form of open arms, or faces looking upward. Come see their work through April 1.

Artists will be present

Ridge Pizza:  7217 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Seattle Recreative:  8408 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site


Featured Artist: Ruty Daniels
Mixed media

Ruty Daniels is a self­-taught visual artist, whose paintings aim to create a space that is colorful, tactile and interesting; a space that breathes off to the left of routine.

Her materials are wood, acrylics and polymer paste along with various items rescued from the recycling bin. Daniels uses re­used and up­cycled materials with the purpose of creating something new and interesting where there was nothing before. Her paintings are intended to be touched, as well as viewed.

The subjects live in a world of hyper-­bright shapes and texture, which are physical manifestation of her feelings and thoughts.

Stretch & Staple:  8005 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site

Featured Artist: Taylor McAtee


Fine art photography

Taylor has amassed quite the collection of landscape photography from exotic vistas to local landmarks all the while providing a viewpoint that is distinctly different.

Artist will be present

Thaiku:  6705 Phinney Ave N
Chow Down Site

The Yard:  8313 Greenwood Ave N
Chow Down Site

Two Birds Tattoo:  7408 Greenwood Ave N
Art Up Site


Featured Artist: Yarns & noble

Nails hand hammered into wood, then connected with yarn to make my illustrations.

Artist will be present

Warlock Labs:  101 N 85th St #203
Art Up Site


Featured Artists: Braden Duncan, Scott Faulkner, Dalton Webb, Corianna Garrells and more!

ASHES TO ASHES: The Return of Bowie

Our tribute to Mr. Jones was a smashing success so we’re holding it over for one more month. If you weren’t able to make it last time, now’s your chance.

Artists exhbiting:
Braden Duncan
Brandon Lehmann
Corianna Garrels
Dalton Webb
David Lasky
Jason Zayas
Kassandra Davis
Mark Campos
Marty Gordon
Noel Franklin
Rhodora Jacob
Ronnie Taylor
Sarah Romano Diehl
Scott Faulkner
Seth Goodkind

Artists will be present

Woodland Park Presbyterian Church:  225 N 70th St
Art Up Site

Open Mic Night