Announcing the Fall 2018 Art Walk Awards finalists

"just to feel things" by Neon Saltwater

On Thursday, Oct. 4, our Art Walk Awards return to Axis in Pioneer Square. The space will be open for art walk beginning at 5 p.m.—and you’re welcome to stop by early to see the artworks and cast your vote. The party itself will begin at 9 p.m. with DJ RightTernes and the winners will be announced after 9:30 p.m. Celebration and dancing go until midnight! RSVP for entry here.

The three artworks with the most votes will receive cash prizes ($1,000 for first place, $450 for second and $250 for third) and the first-place artwork will be featured in the November issue of City Arts. This round of guest curators was invited to nominate artworks that were exhibited during the summer. These are their 12 picks:

Jessixa, Aaron and Baxter Bagley, “Anatomy of a Parent”
Watercolor, pen, gouache, marker and crayon, 16 x 20 inches, 2018
As shown at The Factory, nominated by Jennifer Zwick


Gillian Nordlund, “Artistic License DEPT
Artistic license cut-out, selected tests and licenses generated from performance, 2018
As shown at Art Fair/Tacoma Spaceworks Space, nominated by Asia Tail


Dani Kaes, “Interactive Realities: phase 1
Neon, 24 x 20 inches, 2018
As shown at Inscape, nominated by Dylan Neuwirth


Neon Saltwater, “just to feel things”
Video, 2018
As shown at
Seattle Art Fair VIP MOPOP, nominated by Anthony White


Kimberly Trowbridge, “Oakridge”
Oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches, 2016
As shown at G. Gibson Gallery, nominated by Jennifer Zwick


Jarrod Da, “Rings”
Soft pastel, 24 x 30 inches, 2017
As shown at Ethnic Heritage Gallery, nominated by Asia Tail


Mike Wagner, “Mike, seated exposed breast (hyper sexualized)”
Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, 2018
As shown at Bridge Productions, nominated by Anthony White


Eli Hansen, “The warmth of love is worth the fight”
Glass, light, steel, 2018.
As shown at Specialist, nominated by Dylan Neuwirth


Clyde Petersen, “The Slayer”
Cardboard, paper, ink and hot glue, 2018.
As shown at Cold Cube, nominated by Jennifer Zwick


Alana Crawley, “The Three Women”
Cyanotype, 16 x 16 inches, 2015
As shown at Strobel and Sands, nominated by Dylan Neuwirth


Catherine Cross Uehara, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder/stronger (sfongler)”
il on canvas with embroidery floss and sequins, 30 x 40 inches, 2004–2018
As shown at SOIL/cogean?, nominated by Asia Tail


Andy Arkley, “Blooms”
Wood, acrylic and lightbulbs, 61 x 31 x 7 inches, 2018
As shown at SAM Remix, nominated by Anthony White