Ballard Art Walk
Andrew L. Parker with RE/MAX Metro Realty hosts artists each month as part of the Ballard Art Walk. Join him for an open reception on the second Saturday from 6 and 9 PM at the Ballard Station Public House.
Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"I am an art lover. I have always been drawn to visual art- paintings, fashion, and design. As a child I attended afternoon art classes and got exposed to various media. But in my adulthood, when I felt the need to create, I would reach for oils and canvas.
When I was in my late twenties, I started noticing great art all around me, not in the museums or galleries, but on the streets, in the sky, everywhere I looked. I would try to remember the images and attempted to replicate them on canvas but my memory did not serve me well. I eventually bought a camera and started taking pictures of what struck me as an interesting inspiration for my paintings.
Before I knew it, photography became my main media. At some point I realized that I do not have to recreate the images with oil paints anymore. I can simply print them on canvas and enjoy them the way they are - already perfect creations made by the hand of time, nature or by random human intervention. There is nothing I could add to make them better. So here I am, not the creator but a capturer of the art. I am a mere witness to a process, which I call 'the Tao of creation - creation without creation'.”
Next Month: Court Hoffman
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Reception: Sat. October 12th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"Case is from San Diego and loves to paint old cabinet doors, skateboards, hats and anything salvaged from jobsites. He loves acrylic paint, paint pens; spray paint, newspaper and modge podge glue. His style is a mix up of cubism, abstract, some graffiti and stencil influence. Bright bold and lots of paint on the canvas. Case is happily married, And he loves punk rock, reggae and twangy country music, white t-shirts, levis and slip on vans. All in all he loves life."
Reception: Sat. September 14th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"Using the pew as a desk and kneelers as her seat, Jo Lundberg taught herself how to draw portraits during Catholic mass as a child. She never stopped doodling. Jo often up-cycles pieces of wood (or other re-used items, such as bed sheets) that are rescued from alleys, burn piles, carpenters’ detritus, ect. and uses the natural beauty of the wood grain as part of the composition. Often described as “surreal,” her work is inspired by the natural world, the sea, Frida Kahlo, human anatomy and the place where psychology and the human condition bisect. The meanings of her paintings are shrouded in symbolism. Jo has shown along the west coast, including Design For Humanity, an art, music and fashion show sponsored by Billabong at Paramount Studios in LA. Her work is in private and public collections, including St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.
When Jo is not at the studio she likes to run amok."
Reception: Sat. August 10th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"With an interest in the politics, philosophy, propaganda and persuasion, Jason has employed the medium of visual art to explore how the use of basic shape and color interact with the viewer to stimulate through sensory perception. Beyond these initial investigations, Jason has incorporated hisfascination with aesthetics into his studies to create simple and graphic abstract representations. Intentionally leaving the process revealed through the drips along the edges of the canvas, this exposure lends to the manufacturing account of each piece and allows a bridge to remain intact between the practice and the idea. Within simplicity, complexity surfaces: "
"A Stroll In The Park"
Reception: Sat. July 13th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"After a career in a precise left-brain world, I reinvented myself as an abstract watermedia artist whose work is reminiscent of mid-century modern paintings.
Painting is meditative. I paint loosely, play with colors, and let the paints flow together naturally as highlighted in the managed chaos of color and form in my work. "
"Jan grew up in a Finnish-American family in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan surrounded by the beauty of Lake Superior. She was taught the values of simplicity, organization, and a good pun. She graduated from Michigan Technological University and was a software professional by trade.
"Take Me To Your Leader"
She spent her earlier life as an artist wannabe living in such places as upstate New York and Paris before settling in Seattle 20 years ago. After many years as a successful commercial software executive, she found another passion to augment her creativity – watercolor painting.
Mostly self-taught, she has developed minimalistic abstract style with a wry sense of humor representative of her Finnish-American roots. Her paintings have been featured at local galleries, art centers, and numerous shops in the Seattle area. She is represented by the UP Front Gallery in Issaquah, WA, and the Kirkland Arts Center Store in Kirkland, WA.
Jan was the recipient of the Vascovitz Family Scholarship for Drawing and Painting at the Pratt Fine Arts Center where she studied. She is a member of the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Kirkland Arts Center, the Eastside Association of Fine Arts, artEAST, and Artist Trust.
You can see more information about her work at http://www.dajanarts.com. "
Reception: Sat. June 8th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"John Caldwell Photography - Sharing images of the last protected wilderness lands in Washington State and throughout the American West, including the National Parks of Mount Rainier, the Olympics, and North Cascades."
Web page: www.johncaldwellphotography.com
Reception: Sat. May 11th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"The moment I decided to become an artist I was drawing a live portrait of my Grandmother, Charlotte, AKA Charlie. She was casually lying back on my parents couch in San Diego, where I’m from. Her eyes were closed as she enjoyed the mid-day, summer breeze and the light shining on her skin. As I sketched the lines and shading of her 82 year old face she told me tales about my ancestors who were artists. I remember drawing her smirk and knowing that little smile was from her enjoyment of sharing time with her granddaughter this way, and the pride she felt of knowing that the creativity will survive in her family. When she looked at what I had drawn she said in an angry tone, “Hey! I don’t look that old” and we laughed. I wish I could find that sketch.
Summer ended and I went back up to San Francisco to continue working on my degree in Design and Fine Art at SFSU. Living in San Francisco for 8 years had a huge impact on my art style as well as the years I spent abroad at school in Europe. I went to High school in Switzerland, where I vastly expanded my world experiences. Then again in college I did a year at a prestigious Industrial design school in London, called Brunel. To be honest, It was hard and it just wasn’t for me. I couldn’t wait to get back to the states and get into some art classes again. Ill never forget my African Art History class at SF State. It was so inspiring to me that I took it 3 times!! I am so lucky to have such supportive parents and family that stand behind me and my creative endeavors.
My style is very distinct. It’s bold, and it keeps getting bigger in size. I like to approach a painting without any clear idea of where it’s going. I am inspired by the mystery, and as the imagery develops before me I am guided to, hopefully, a solid outcome. I believe this is the path to being authentic, and if I don’t have that then I have not been true to myself or the art that I produce. As far as the subject matter goes, I believe I’m just channeling my subconscious and I have a hard time verbally expressing “what it means”.
I primarily use acrylic on canvas because of the sheer size of my work, paint isn’t cheap. I also introduce a variety of mediums such as oil sticks, sand, gold leaf, mica, gels, crackle, found objects, etc… I have the need for texture in my paintings because my technique can often makes things look so flat.
When Im not painting, Im either at work framing fine art, or Im behind my drums making music with my band. Seattle has been really good to me. Ive been here for almost 6 years and this is the first time Ive shown any of my work. Please enjoy it."
D. D. Steen
Reception: Sat. April 13th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"D.D. Steen has been sketching since childhood and has explored several genres, from etching to oil painting, before discovering an affinity for watercolor.
She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado. She has been exploring NW scenery as well as local gardens for the current collection. Her botanical watercolors feature plants from the Medicinal Herb Garden at the Universtiy of Washington as well as her local neighborhood. Favorite spots for landscape paintings include Golden Gardens, Greenlake, Magnolia Bluff, and Chimacum Valley on the Olympic Peninsula. "
Reception: Sat. March 9th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"I was raised in the artistic surroundings of San Francisco and Sausalito CA and have been a Seattle artist since 1988. I am a Signature Member of the National Collage Society and have won national as well as local awards. My work is in various collections, including Group Health in Tacoma. WA.
In an increasingly high tech and stainless steel world, I hope to add a moment of color, texture, beauty or surprise with my art. I start a collage or fiber piece for the sheer pleasure of seeing how an idea is going to turn out. Often the forms and colors of the materials I use create an unexpected shape, rhythm or atmosphere of their own and result in a picture quite unlike my original concept.
In creating collages I use Asian papers which I usually color with acrylic . I also use "found" papers from published sources and interesting fabrics. I apply the materials on canvas or archival paper background using acrylic medium as the glue. "Collage" is derived from the French verb "coller" meaning to adhere, paste or glue. When the picture is finished, I use UV protective varnish."
Reception: Sat. February 9th, 2013 from 6 to 9 PM
"I have been painting for about 45 years now. I started out working mainly in watercolor. That evolved into both oil and acrylic painting. I also made etchings for many years. One of the many techniques in this printmaking process enables one to draw with a continuous line much like a ball point pen. A brush needs to be “reloaded”. Enjoying this continuous line I developed a method of mixing acrylic paint with medium to achieve a viscosity that could then be squeezed out of a squeeze bottle. I use plastic bottles like the kind used for Ketchup or Mustard. The resulting lines sit on top of the surface and dries with a texture similar to textiles.
I have always been inspired by nature and organic things. Trees, limbs, leaves and branches hit by light have been a favorite topic. These paintings were developed from small sketches of improvised and imagined Trees."