Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mixin' it up in Lad's studio

Freshly mixed jars of blues and yellows on the Fly Away cart for new paintings. See more by Lad at

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Spring chaos at Joyce Gehl studio

View some of Joyce's May artwork on her new blog . Additional art can be seen on the Web at

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Shout out to our newest tenants and guitar lovers

Earlier this month David and Kim moved into The Building. If you haven't checked out their space during our Art Walk, please come by and welcome them soon.

David is a luthier who designs and builds custom guitars. Check out his beautiful work at In only a few weeks he's already built new walls and a huge wrap-around work bench.

Kim says she does a little of everything including encaustic and pottery. We're glad to have a confessed dilettante amongst all of us who are secret dabblers by nature. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 14th Art Walk at The Building

West Seattle’s best kept secret is The Building, a former private school turned into 12 artist studios in 2008. At the south end of California turn west on Othello. You’ll see The Building, a green-grey tribute to 1960’s architecture on your right: 4316 SW Othello. Plenty of street parking.

Lad: In May Lad will be showing her latest paintings and drawings. She builds up the surface of each painting as one would weave materials together to form cloth. See more of her paintings and male figure drawings at

Joyce Gehl Studio: Spring brings an abundance of opportunity for Joyce's encaustic studies. Her layers of textured wax, photography, drawing, oil paint and deep carving reveal things both unseen and indefinable, creating links among seemingly unrelated subjects and events.

Craig Kosak: Craig is preparing for a large solo show in Santa Fe later this year and many of the show’s larger paintings are complete. Stop by for a preview of the newly finished work and many other paintings in progress. For more information about Craig and his work visit

Randy McCoy has abstract paintings, prints and other works in his studio available for purchase which are constructed from cast paint and recycled copper, his new work is a terrific compliment to today's modern home interiors and specifically West Seattle's prevalent mid-century modern aesthetic.

Pre-K Atelier: Visit our traditional, figurative sculpture studio and see works from Roberta Browne, Shawn Mclean, Paul Vosper and Matt Buckner. See plaster casting in various stages as well.

Kerrie Howell will be hosting an ongoing installation project.

Alisa Lahti: From traditional motif to modern adaptation, Alisa's inspiration comes from the folk art form of papercutting from her Polish heritage. Her latest project is the restoration of a large "szopka", a creche made primarily from paint, paper and cardboard following a long tradition from the city of Krakow.