West Seattle Art Walk, March edition: Superheroes of art!

March 11, 2011 at 9:10 am | In West Seattle Art Walk, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

(Photos by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
Life imitates art? Leading off our set of scenes from last night’s West Seattle Art Walk: First, at Keller Williams Realty, Los Angeles-based artist PJ Andrews showed off his character-themed art, including Underdog (above) – several more of his works, and other stops along the Art Walk way, after the jump:

Notice the coyote in one of those pieces. (No, no one sent WSB a coyote alert about it!) Next stop - Alki Arts, where popular photographer Machel Spence was showing and selling some of her amazing views of local fungi:

Along with the visual art, performing art was showcased at Alki Arts too – here’s owner Diane Venti with guitarist Brian Lee and drummer Jeff Hayes:

Back to The Junction, where Seattle Real Estate Associates (WSB sponsor) hosted two photographers, including Rosanne Olson, seen below talking with an Art Walk attendee:

Elsewhere in The Junction, Traci Cilona and Crystal Fosnaugh curated a show at Twilight Artist Collective which focuses on the evolution of women’s bodies from the ’70s to the present:

From the show’s description: “Is the confidence a woman carries in her naturalness empowering, or has the evolution of the female body– from natural to unnatural, made rawness an exotic quality?” Issues addressed by the exhibit focus on such things as plastic surgery, homogenization, and how those factors have played out over time.

The exhibit features work by a variety of artists and in a variety of mediums. The above, by Hillary Gore, is one of the duo’s favorites. Also at Twilight, painter Noa Piper showed off her work “Corpus Mundi: Peruvian Rock Formation”:

And Knows Perfume hosted the opening for (primarily) self portrait artist, Dawndra Budd. In her own words, Dawndra described her work as: “a diary of the past that is being both protected and held back.” Her pictures show her almost superimposed into a variety of scenes, always in the foreground, always with a very evocative scene going on around her.

West Seattle Art Walk happens each month on the second Thursday, 6-9 pm. Keep an eye on the official website – wsartwalk.com.


  1. A great night of art & MUSIC at Alki Arts! Diane rawks!

    Comment by Jeff Hayes — 9:17 am March 11, 2011 #

  2. I have some video from Ellen to add in a bit — congrats on what I hear was a fun show! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:32 am March 11, 2011 #

  3. Ok. I’m voicing a personal vewipoint about the art walk . Not necesarily a complaint, more on the observation side.
    How come a California based artist can get a spot on the WEST SEATTLE art walk, but I, an internationally known artist who actually lives in West Seattle can not do the same?
    Over the last few years I have emailed the West Seattle art walk numerous times for ANY information about securing a spot. MY goal is to be an active participant in art that happens in MY OWN neighborhood.
    Not once have I ever even received a response. Not even a “no thank you, your art doesn’t fit” or ” we dont currently have a space availible” nothing. Not even any general information about further steps to take to find a spot. Why have a website for the West Seattle art walk with a CONTACT US if you’re interested. if there is no intention of replying to inquiries from locals.

    Like I said just an observation….. seems weird to me.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 9:58 am March 11, 2011 #

  4. Tiki – I think it’s usually up to the specific businesses to find and curate their artwork. I am co-curator for the White Center Art Walk and would love to give you a venue if you are interested!
    whitecenterartwalk at gmail.com

    Comment by Amanda — 10:42 am March 11, 2011 #

  5. Love to Amanda, and thanks for the information.
    so simple this communication thing!

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 11:23 am March 11, 2011 #

  6. Tiki, I have never had any luck trying to get a spot secured for the Art Walk directly through the Art Walk website or Hotwire (who started the Art Walk to begin with.) I have also never received an e-mail back from them, but I have gone directly into the business’s and spoke to the owners (who have always been very responsive to local artist’s) and you can usually secure a venue that way. So I think you have to deal directly with the business owners to secure a spot. Good luck! m-

    Comment by Machel Spence — 3:30 pm March 11, 2011 #

  7. thanks you guys for the very helpful information. i feel kinda stoked about it now!

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 5:10 pm March 11, 2011 #

  8. Hey Machel,

    Just wondering what ISO you were at when you took that shot. ;)

    Comment by ellenater — 10:16 pm March 11, 2011 #

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