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Joey Veltkamp's Guide to First Thursday Art Walk

You’ve probably seen Christopher Martin Hoff painting before, even if you didn’t know it was him. He’s a plein air painter who sets up his easel on sidewalks throughout Seattle to capture urban landscapes. For his latest show, At The Wall In His Wake, Christopher injects his paintings with elements from the literary masterpiece Moby Dick. People are getting really excited about this one and I expect Linda Hodges Gallery to be packed. Read an interview we did here.

(right) The Chase: In His Wake, 2010, oil on linen

 


Pecking Order, 2009, ceramic and steel

Patti Warashina has delighted art-viewers for nearly forty-five years. Her playful ceramic figures are simple in form but always packed with emotional content. Patti has received numerous awards during her distinguished career, including two NEA grants and the Twining Humber Award Lifetime Achievement Award. Conversations will be her third solo show with Howard House.

 


McGavin's Bakery, 2009, oil on canvas

Kellie Talbot will be showing new and recent work at La Familia Gallery. Stars & Type(s) continues to celebrate her love for vintage signs. A formative job as a sign-painter solidified her love of typography and signage. Kellie’s luminous paintings are so realistic that I originally mistook them for photographs. .

 



Some by Christopher Martin Hoff

Urban, a group show focusing on the daily moments that define city life, will be opening up at SAM Gallery. Rachel Maxi, Kate Protage, Robert Wade, Christopher Martin Hoff and others will fill the gallery with images of garbage dumpsters, rainy evenings and decaying buildings.

 

Some other great shows opening up…

  Constructing Ruins by Jeff Mihaylo at Rock | DeMent

 

  Isolated Frontier by Parskid at Flatcolor Gallery

 


Installation detail. Image by Timea Tihanyi.

  SOIL at ACT / ACT – A Contemporary Theater

  Also continuing are two not-to-miss shows at Greg Kucera and Lawrimore Project.

  And if you missed it last month, swing by James Harris Gallery to see inaugural Art Walk Awards winner Margot Quan Knight’s show, Underphotos.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite artist at the Best Of Art Walk Awards and After Party, where we'll be awarding $500 (no strings attached) to one hard-working artist.

8:30pm | Free | Caffé Vita on Prefontaine Pl. S