Seen on the West Seattle Art Walk, holiday edition

(WSB photo)

That’s Brittany Philbin, who’s at West Seattle Grounds in North Admiral (2141 California SW) as part of tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk. The photo she posed with is one you might remember seeing here on WSB back in October, when that pregnant Southern Resident orca – J46 Star – was part of a group that passed West Seattle. Brittany is a conservation advocate and health-care worker as well as a photographer; she’s at WSG tonight until 8 pm, one of several artists having indoor receptions this month. In The Junction, you can drop in on a few – among them, Erika Bell is at Verity Credit Union (4505 California SW; WSB sponsor) until 8 pm, and a group show is at Wild Rose’s (4529 California SW). Some businesses are just showing art during regular hours, but you can preview it all here – and for holiday shopping, remember that most artists are selling their work too.

6 Replies to "Seen on the West Seattle Art Walk, holiday edition"

  • Keri December 10, 2020 (7:17 pm)

    Brittany- this is one of my tope five favorite photos this year.  Love it so much.  Love the mask as well! 

    • Britt December 10, 2020 (10:35 pm)

      Keri—that makes me so happy.  She’s a very special whale and we’re all wishing the very best for her and her growing calf.  So glad to just be able connect people with these magnificent animals that we are so lucky to have in our backyard sometimes.

      • Keri December 11, 2020 (9:35 am)

        Hi Britt- I am the one that stopped by ever so quickly toward the end.  So honored to meet the woman who got this photo and so much respect that you are not selling it.  I’ve been in love with orcas since I was small and your photos truly honor them.  

        • Britt December 14, 2020 (11:52 am)

          Hi Keri—it was a pleasure meeting you.  I’m just glad this photo brings people joy and connects them to these majestic animals. We’re just so lucky to live in a place where we can see them our shores.  I’ve spent several days thinking it over (and really agonizing about it), needless to say there have been a lot of inquiries and have decided to do a limited edition printing of the photo with a lifetime total limit of 50 prints.  

  • anonyme December 11, 2020 (5:22 am)

    Love the mask; where can it be purchased?

    • Britt December 13, 2020 (8:05 pm)

      Hi Anonyme—my mom actually made me several whale themed masks, so unfortunately there only one.  

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