Stop in to Ballard Night In on Thursday, April 29th 6pm to meet local artist D. Lisa West.
D. Lisa explores the intersection between meditation and art through her “Doodle Like an Artist” courses (and recent online guided meditations). D. Lisa teaches doodling classes out of her studio, inviting in the public to learn and understand her process. She shows work around the Seattle area and was a recent recipient of the 2020 Shunpike Storefronts project award, And that can be seen until June 2021 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Since the Covid came to Seattle, D.Lisa has been developing a large-scale series Covid Angels, in her home. Making art that is both socially engaged in this historical moment and reflective of beauty and spiritual growth has become extremely significant to D. Lisa during this time of global shift.
Find more of D. Lisa's work online at: dlisa.com
Meet Joan Stuart Ross this week for Ballard Night In.
Thursday 6pm - 7pm
My work is inspired by exploratory imagery and inventions of color within relationships, connections, juxtapositions and dynamic arrangements. My art’s search for life force, energy, and meaning is to engage color and shape as value and depth. Metaphorical form, complementary and analogous colors, symbols and glyphs suggest a vital undercurrent.
The forms in my paintings, prints, and drawings are inspired by growth--the poplar tree, hydrangea blossom, oyster shell, the grid, and implied text. Color, mark, rhythm, repetition, pattern and diversion reveal my visual reach and extension.
See more of Joan's work at: www.joanstuartross.com/index.html
Meet on of the artists behind BallardWorks, John Clark Gleason, this week for Ballard Night In. (4/8 6pm - 7pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324180473?pwd=Tkg2UlFKR0Y2TElLb3BQOXdjSjBYdz09)
Artist Statement from John Clark Gleason:
As a youth, I spent time on the Washington coast, swam in its frigid waters and dug for clams. Later, I worked in the woods for a lumber company and felt the “high lonesome” of wind and weather. I want to impart the mind-set of those experiences to those who view my work. I paint the mountains, waterways, and verdant landscapes that surround us in the Northwest, and also in the Southwest. I think about their relationships to urban experience and to the research that supports our knowledge that the mountains, woods and waters aid our mental health.
I have been melding the experience of that Northwest expansiveness with corresponding colors and shapes evident in the Southwest--a landscape of space, mountains, rushing water, red rock, and green rivers’ edges. These terrains combine in my work as necessary components of our inner/outer natural landscape. My paintings are inspired by the world as a setting for the evolution of the seasons and of nature’s elements as felt by personal experience and imagination. I am fascinated by the monumentality of open spaces.
I use oil and acrylic paint on canvas. I combine a furry brush stroke with the definitive mark of simple tools to create soft and hard areas in my landscapes—visual places of activity, contemplation, and rest. I want to give the viewer an idea of the sky’s etherealness, earth’s durable, linear elements, river water’s flow, and mountains’ majesty.
My work is colorful and celebratory. I see it as a journey with an imaginary map that leads the viewer into a shared, yet mysterious story. My paintings are portable, intimate, inclusive. They embody references to experiences felt in nature and in the mind’s eye, illusions and yearnings for connections with Nature that belong to people from all walks of life, every country, race, age, gender, and philosophy.
Check out more of John's work at : http://www.johnclarkgleason.com/gallery.html
Meet local artist Kelly Dean Verity during Ballard Night In on April 8th, 6pm -7pm.
Kelly Dean Verity is a queer trans artist living in Seattle. He has been creating visual art since childhood. Currently his work is inspired by concepts of life and death, color and perception, nature and animals, and queer theory.
Follow Kelly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @kverityart
Meet local teen artist Molly Riggs during Ballard Night In on Thursday March 25 6pm - 7pm:
Molly Riggs (any pronouns) is a youth artist with a focus on digital arts and content creation, video production and editing in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Their love for art started with a sketchbook and pencil, and has morphed into more computer based content spanning from digital sketch and animation work using Krita and Ibis Paint X, digital video making and publishing using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. They dabble in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator from time to time as well. When Molly isn't feverishly sketching away using their Wacom tablet, they are spending time with friends on line, hosting their SMP server for Minecraft, and recording and posting videos on their YouTube channel.
Stop by Ballard Night In 3/25/21 6pm - 7pm
(Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324180473?pwd=Tkg2UlFKR0Y2TElLb3BQOXdjSjBYdz09) to meet artist Sam Jungwoo Choi.
Sam visits the parks in Ballard to listen to the water while turning his feelings into art.
Sam Jungwoo (he/him) is a queer & trans, first generation Korean boy, and he is the living dream of his immigrant parents. He first turned to art as a way to navigate difficulties with managing his mental health without a proper access to a therapist. He has formed a newfound connection to art as a method of storytelling.
Find Sam on Instagram at @sam.doodles
Stop by Ballard Night In online at the Zoom link:
3/25/2021 6pm - 7pm
to learn about what's happening with David Smith at Blowing Sands Glass Studio.
David Smith is the owner/operator of Blowing Sands Glass. He was introduced to the art of glass blowing in 1978 while studying for a degree in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His final two years were spent in the Materials Artifacts Laboratory where he did analysis on man's earliest evidence of ceramic processing, the pigment used in cave paintings, and worked on the project tracing the transfer of porcelain technology from China down the silk road to Europe. His thesis subject was soft-paste porcelain produced in France during the 18th Century. After graduation, in 1983, he returned to Seattle and started working full-time as a glass blower.
In 1987, he bought a one-way ticket to China and then traveled across Asia and the Soviet Union, and spent the next 5 years living and working with artists in Finland, Germany, France and Ireland. He returned to Seattle in 1992 and established his own studio/hot-shop in Ballard. His art glass has been collected and appreciated around the world, and his glass castings are installed in the Atlanta Federal Building as well as public and private buildings in the northwest. His work is an extension of his technical background in glass science and his love of the traditions and history of glass blowing throughout the world.
As we hit year two of the Covid-19 pandemic, we realize it's more critical than ever to support artists in the community. We're organizing Ballard Night In every Thursday of 2021 and until we can see you at an art opening in-person. 6pm - 7pm you can log into our webcast to connect with local artists, musicians, performers and creative people in the community. Participants will receive a stipend for their time. You can apply to be featured at the Ballard Night In Submission link above.
To join the meeting, log in to your Zoom account and use the meeting information:
Meeting ID: 833 2418 0473
Follow us here, on Meetup or Facebook for the details. Events start March 11th, featured artists to be announced soon.
Ballard Night Out, a program run by Greater Ballard Arts, is switching gears for 2021 after its year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is returning in xxxx as a weekly webcast. Ballard Night In will feature artists, performers, musicians, and arts venues in the greater Ballard community every Thursday from 6pm - 7 pm. In addition, Greater Ballard Arts will feature a new calendar of virtual and COVID-safe events starting in spring 2021.
Greater Ballard Arts was established in early 2017 by Maxx Follis-Goodkind and members of the Ballard community. Ballard Night Out has been managed by Follis-Goodkind and members of the Push/Pull collective since 2019. “Combining officially means we can better use funds and resources, plus cut down on expenses,” said Follis-Goodkind. The addition of Ballard Night Out and Greater Ballard Arts to Push/Pull’s programming helps advance the art collective’s mission to support sustainable careers for artists and to build connections between artists and the community.
Artists, performers, musicians, and creators can apply to be featured on Ballard Night In through the Ballard Night Out website. Featured creators will receive a stipend for participating.
Event organizers in the greater Ballard area can also submit their events to the Greater Ballard Arts calendar now.
When we started Ballard Night Out we had bigger dreams of supporting artists every day of the year, not just 12. You may have noticed that we're presented by "Greater Ballard Arts". It has always been our goal to use Greater Ballard Arts to showcase the wonderful cultural work happening in Ballard every day. Now is the perfect time to do that.
Instead of mourning the cancellation of our monthly event, we're making plans to support artists every day through this site and Greater Ballard Arts.
If you're an artist in the Ballard area and interested in having your work featured, contact Maxx at maxx@ballardnightout. com.
And if you want to support the work we're doing, you can donate at givebigwa.org/ballardnightout
With the announcement of mandatory closures and limited groups, we have made the decision to press pause on Ballard Night Out for March. We will not be encouraging visits to venues and will instead be using this space to post about how you can support the artists and venues in Ballard. We hope that you will shop online, buy gift certificates and get take out when possible.
Artist: Jeremy Eaton
Venue: EnERGETIC studio / 521 NW 43rd St
Event: March 19th 6pm - 9pm
Join Jeremy Eaton at his home studio for his monthly evening open house. Come see his latest works and support one of our local artists.
Artist: Kalee Bly Choiniere https://www.barelyawakekalee.com
Venue: Populuxe Brewing / 826 NW 49th St
Event: March 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: Month of March
Painter, illustrator, and writer residing in Seattle, WA who creates morbidly whimsical images inspired by the unsettling madness of the expansiveness of the world. Her biggest inspirations are Jonathan Zawada and Evan McCohan, giving a mystical perspective to life as we see it. Since childhood she has created twisting images with ink on paper and has continued to paint them bigger and bigger on wood paneling and walls.
Artist: Syd Russell
Venue: Equal Exchange Espresso / 1448 NW Market St, Ste 150
Event: March 19th 5pm - 8pm
One-night show with PNW inspired prints, watercolors, and acrylic paintings. With live music by Nathan Kairis.
Artist: Maxx Follis-Goodkind
Show: Hysteria: Art and Artifacts of an angry feminist
Venue: Push/Pull 5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Event: March 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through May 10th
Join us for Maxx Follis-Goodkind's first solo show since October 2018. This time she tackles the anger, frustration, and heartache of feminism through paintings, handmade books, screen prints and a new zine.
Artist: Elise Louise Maynor www.zelphascloak.com
Venue: Sacred Rain Healing Center / 1100 NW 50th St
Event: March 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through April 15th
Stop in to Ballard's calmest art venue, Sacred Rain Healing Center, for the art of Elise Louise Maynor.
Yes, we are still planning an event on March 19th. For this month we are only including venues that have told us they will be participating and want us to promote their event - expect a lot smaller map than usual!
When visiting venues, please take the following precautions to support the health of the community:
*Wash your hands after entering if able, ask if they have an alternative if that is not an option
*Give people space - about an arms-length
*Do not attend if you are ill or have been around someone that is ill
*It is recommended that older community members and those with compromised immune systems stay home
*Follow any safety precautions that a venue asks via signage or communication from their staff/volunteers
*Look for signs addressing health regulations at the venue
*Don't shake hands - avoid touching other people
If you aren't able to attend, but want to support the artists, see if the venue or artist has the art posted online. Share, buy or comment to help the artists.
Artist: Akira Ohiso www.ohiso.com
Venue: Equal Exchange Espresso / 1448 NW Market St Ste 150
Event: February 20th 5pm - 8pm
One Night Only!
Akira Ohiso will exhibit a selection of works from the past three years in the newly re-opened Equal Exchange Espresso cafe. The cafe will have specials and you'll get a chance to meet the artist!
Show: Sanctus Ignotus, Group Show
Artists: David Lasky, Sage Walters, Megan Noel, Hayden Stern, Valerie Neimeyer, Seth Goodkind, Jessica Geiger & MORE
Venue: Push/Pull / 5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Event: February 29th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through: March 17th
Sanctus Ignotus is a show inspired by orthodox, gothic, medieval, or other classical art movement paintings of saints. Artists are invited to interpret old works in new ways or to canonize modern figures in their works.
Show: New Views
Artists: Guest Artists and Tenants
Venue: Ballard Works / 2856 NW Market St
Event: February 20th 6pm - 9pm, one night only
We are celebrating "New Views". Artists are exploring new ideas, new colors, new techniques or a new way of composing favorite subjects. Please join us at the artists' reception, exhibits and open studios on 2/20/2020, 6-9 pm.
Artist: Sudipta Rakshit (Instagram @artscape.sudipta)
Venue: Populuxe Brewing / 826 NW 49th St
Event: February 20th 6pm - 9pm
Showing month of February
Seattle based artist, Sudipta Rakshit has been honing her artistic skills since she was 10 years old. Originally from India, Sudipta blends her artistic skills with her love for travel and a degree in Architecture, synthesizing her passions into an ideal expression.
Her work showcases a modernist impression of traditional Indian art and experienced landscapes, presented in an acrylic medium.
Stop in during Ballard Night Out and get $1 off a pint
Thanks to everyone that made it out to our January events. It's cold and wet and our venues really appreciate all the local love this time of year.
If you're planning an event for February, here's some information to get you started:
Event: Blues Night featuring Duffy Bishop (live music)
Venue: Salmon Bay Eagles / 5216 20th Ave NW
January 16th 8pm - midnight
This is the 30th Anniversary of the Blues at SBE-This is a membership drive and open to all. This is a rare opportunity to see this dynamic performer on the SBE stage. Cover is $15 and spots can be reserved at the bar or by calling (206) 783-7791.
Artist: Michael Angelo Caci michaelcaci.com
Venue: Populuxe Brewing / 826 NW 49th St
Event: January 16th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: Month of January
Michael was born in upstate New York, attended Humboldt State University and the University of Washington. He settled in Seattle where he lives and works. His works are largely mixed media combining layers of photographic films, resin, paintings, metals, paper, reflective films and media.
As a high school student Michael won the industrial arts award in photography for studies of microscopic crystallization formations. At the University of Washington, he studied painting, printmaking and digital photography and began combining photographic and traditional painting and drawing processes with digital technologies. In the late 1990s he began experimenting with large format digital printers and software. These experiments created a new path for Michael’s artistic output and expression which continues in his current work.
Michael’s work is an expression of an experimentally curious mind. He likes to make more work for himself by posing disparate materials together in the tradition of Sigmar Polke; industrial materials, traditional paintings, photography both his own and appropriated from the web; a lifetime process that comes together and speaks of his concerns for the future of humanity and the planet.
**Visitors during Ballard Night Out receive a dollar off a pint when you let them know we sent you!
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.