We’re officially back! (But with masks, sanitizer and social distance precautions).
We are very excited to welcome you into our Art Alley and indoor gallery spaces so you can safely and responsibly experience what our resident artists have been up to. We will be allowing a limited number of viewers into the space, so keep in mind that there may be a waiting period to enter the space due to our abundance of caution. You are welcome to browse our outdoor Art Alley if there happens to be a short wait
Venn Gallery will be open by appointment only for this coming Friday’s art walk! We ask visitors to schedule an appointment on our website: http://venn.gallery/Visitors MUST wear a mask. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes, only two people per party. (Only four people will be admitted to our gallery at a time.)
BIG NEWS: Venn Gallery has acquired a second additional space directly across the hall from our original gallery, and is now home to TEN ARTISTS, two of whom are making their Art Walk Debut. Our opening will include new works in printmaking, book binding, photography, and painting, and will feature: Ambrose (alt-process and letterpress printmaking, bookbinding) Megan Noël (painting, beadwork) Leah Wohl-Pollack (monotype, collage, painting) Sam Stinson (traditional/alt-process photography) Meagan Viken (traditional/alt-process photography, printmaking) Mike Hawkins (design, printmaking) Destini Cole (painting, illustration) Jack Dondanville (painting, illustration) Christian Leibig (collage, assemblage) Harlan Glotzer (musical instrument restoration & repair)
Weather permitting, Greenwood Collective will have our next Sunday sidewalk stroll on November 22. We recommend keeping an eye on our Facebook page for up-to-the-hour info on whether we’ll be setting up that day. Fingers crossed!
Greenwood Collective will be hosting two outdoor art walks this month!
We’re taking art walk outdoors this Friday night at our usual time! Join us in Piper’s Lane (just west of the Greenwood Art Collective between the collective and Fred Meyer) on Friday, 9/11 from 5-9 pm for some socially distanced perusal of original art, including painting, illustration, photography, crystals and gemstones, jewelry, and lots more.
We’ll be setting up again in the same spot from 12-5 pm on Sunday, 9/27, so be sure to stop by and see us in the daylight too.
At both events we’ll be keeping our community safe by wearing masks and socially distancing, and we ask you to do the same.
Artist Statement: I am rather fond of our Cascadia environment. I spend part of every day outside in it. What I observe and further imagine leads to these meditative symbolic drawings.These are elemental contemplations rendered with India ink on paper. I draw these images of wind, stone, water, magnetism, fire, growth and decay all observed and ruminated on daily . Thank you for taking a look. Example Artwork: “Mending” 30 inches by 40 inches
Photographer, Amy Kennedy, likes to take photos of subjects that evoke a sense of nostalgia with the viewer. That combined with an abstract style of framing and bold contrasting colors is what drives her aesthetic. A Washington native, Amy grew up in Tacoma and set her roots in Seattle in the mid-90’s after attending the Art Institute of Seattle.
This weekend, May 8 and 9, would have been PhinneyWood’s 25th annual BIG Art Walk. To commemorate, we had planned an exhibit of all 25 posters, all of which have been designed by Robynne Raye of Modern Dog Design.
As previously announced, the BIG Art Walk has been postponed — new date still to be determined — but here, for your viewing pleasure, are the posters (minus this year’s). Thank you, Robynne!.
Like last month, several venues are attempting a virtual art walk. Be sure to check them out,
We’re living in very different times so this art walk post is also very different.
In normal times, PhinneyWood’s monthly Art Walk — Art Up/Chow Down – held the second Friday of each month, features 20-30 venues and is an opportunity to discover a wide variety of art and check out local pubs and restaurants along Greenwood/Phinney..
This month – and perhaps for the unforeseeable future – we are all sheltering at home. So — a few venues are trying something different and are hosting virtual art walks. Because the list is short, however, we’ve also added a variety of links to arts and culture activities you can find from home.
And in the spirit of Chow Down, consider ordering take out from a local restaurant to enjoy while you virtually “walk” through the art. The PNA has put together a list of restaurants and cafesthat offer delivery or curbside pickup.
And now for the art, regular art walk venues first (venue names are linked to their event):
Makeda & Mingus will be doing an Instagram live poetry reading at 7pm Friday, April 10. @makeda.and.mingus
Flying Bike Co-op Brewery is planning a live Facebook event. Art-Up with Karen Johanson! No reason we have to postpone art. Check out Johanson’s artwork in a live chat with The Bike Friday at 6 pm Friday April 10! We’re gonna talk about her beautiful cyanotype photography and maybe chat about beer too while taking questions live from the audience.
Phinney Center Gallery created a virtual show of their current exhibition “Up and Coming Artists” debuting at 6 pm Friday, April 10. Celebrate youth creativity and see works from artists aged 7-24, and maybe even purchase your favorite piece.
Or check out the art on the Instagram pages of some of the regular art walk venues. (Note: these venues have not created a virtual art walk):
Art Up and Chow Down at the monthly PhinneyWood Art Walk. Held the second Friday of each month, the art walk features art of various media and the opportunity to check out local pubs and restaurants.
NOTE: Because of the rapidly evolving situation around the Coronavirus, some art walk venues may make a last minute decision to cancel their participation. We will try to keep the website updated but apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Art was always a class I would sign up for in school. However, it wasn’t until three years ago that I became familiar with a paint brush & different mediums of paint. I started out with ‘Tacoma Rocks’ after finding a cute little Ladybug rock. I remember my grandmother painting Ladybug rocks for her garden, so I decided to give it a try. Canvas is still fairly new to me, but I do enjoy painting on the larger flatter surfaces. My style is definitely whimsical and colorful.
Zolaire Arcade is a local zinester, conceptual artist, and Seattle pinball league player. Their “Elements of Pinball” paintings abstractly explore and break down the movement, contrast, and symmetry present in pinball cabinets. Instagram: @zolaire_artcade
Jenica is a Seattle designer and illustrator who is currently exploring grotesque comedy and mystery in fleshy symbioses.
Obsessed with upcycling and craving variety, what I create is always changing. Recently I’ve been shamelessly into color and how therapeutic it can be, especially during a Seattle winter. I’m also metatarsal-deep in a new series inspired by Orville Peck, whom hath burst the walls of my heart chakra completely, and udder-ly (cowfolk pun intended), open. Yee haw. Instagram: @damb.yeah
Leah is a resident artist at Venn Gallery in the Greenwood Art Collective. Through mixed media collage, painting, illustration, and printmaking, she explores primordial fears and the questions that lie at the root of anxiety. Celestial Bodies is a series of original collagraphs (collage prints) that envision galaxies and nebulae as physical beings adrift in the vastness of space. Instagram: @thevelourax
Karen Johanson is a Pacific Northwest photographer whose work utilizes the alternative process of cyanotypes to showcase imagery that is frequently focused on urban life – everything from graffiti to architectural elements. Because cyanotypes rely on a single hue – blue – to relay the specifics of an image, the viewer can focus on abstract elements in a way that moves the mind away from the representational and to the inner world of contemplation.
CANCELLED — The “More Than Muses” show is being cancelled for Friday due to the escalating situation with COVID-19 and the newest restrictions around public events. However, some of the individual galleries at the Greenwood Art Collective are still planning to be open Friday, including Venn, Mutiny, Lamp Post, and Easel Seams.
Black & white film photography by Ryan Synovec. Shot with a “Holga” plastic toy camera and infrared film,the uniquely beautiful image created is soft, muted, never truly in focus, giving a somewhat surreal feel to each image. His images have been published several times in Black & White magazine and also in Shadow and Light magazine. They have been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the country.