There’s more at the Georgetown Carnival

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present Joe Sacco celebrating his new book Journalism. Visitors to this signing will be among the first in the nation to see the book, which will be officially released 10 days later. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this extraordinary artist and pick up an advance copy of the book.

Kree Arvanitas is the former owner of internationally renowned Gilded Lilies Henna Arts based in Seattle Washington, now known as HennaDervish. Since 1996 Kree has been known as a creative and innovative force in the henna world. She is an experienced graphic and digital artist, photographer and writer. 

Kree has been an illustrator and painter all her life, loves to travel, and over the last few years has pioneered the use of henna as a mixed media tool. Her digital collages and innovative techniques have been part of the global henna renaissance.

Chris McMullen has been working with steel from his Seattle studio since 2000. A fascination with industrial process and a background in Graphic Communication has led to a body of work consisting of machine-like, interactive sculptures.

As well as creating sculpture, he was invited to teach a class in Creative Mechanical Movement at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA in summer of 2009 and was a guest speaker for The Seattle Metals Guild.

His work has been permanently installed in Redmond Washington’s City Hall as part of the city’s collection and has been exhibited locally in the Redmond Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, the Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bumbershoot, Fetherston Gallery, Grey Gallery and Lounge and Fulcrum Gallery. Chris’ work has been featured  nationally in California, Nevada and Texas.

His work can be found at

John Osgood‘s artwork has a street style feel with an urban design and is inspired by street art, as well as Picasso’s cubist period, Basquiat and Pollock. John’s studio is located inside Bherd Studios Gallery which is conveniently located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. John also offers custom Design Services.
For more information, please email John at:

Rat City Rollergirls will be out in full force; swing by the Betty Ford Galaxy Bean Bag game, and the Water Balloon Toss, as well as a merch table.

Come say hello to Rebel Belle, The Neutrino, Nehi Nightmare, Sirius Smack, Ima Handful, Jinx, Mad ScrapHer, Simmer Down, Sawzall Gabor, and Fresh Meat Rebecca.

Visual Arts Events at the Georgetown Carnival

Hallava Falafel: The Art of Adrien Miller: Functional Ceramic and Glass Pieces.
Open 11 a.m.
The Nautilus Studio: Assemblage art by Brian White, with Tarot & Palm Reader Raven Belle Zingaro.
Miller School of Art: Student show and outdoor public mural painting! Visit our Portrait Drawing booth on Carnival grounds.
The Firm: “Better Living Through Stereo”, new work by David Mazak, open until 9 pm.
NuPasa: Guest artist Mesa, reception from 6 – 9 pm
*Mary Tudor & Ferrell: Mary Tudor, abstract elemental painting; Ferrell, abstract atmospheric painting. Open studio with Luscious Leopard Lips, DJ and theremin player.
*Krab Jab Studio: Guest artist is Javier Ortega with his “Romantics” series. Art by Milo Duke, Kyle Abernethy, Mark Tedin and Julie Baroh also on display. Open until 9 pm
*Vecta Photo Studio and Gallery: Members of the Seattle Photography Club will be displaying a number of images by its members.
*Georgetown Atelier: Featuring student art, as well as the Draw Attack!! live costume drawing session, 6 – 9 pm, drop-ins welcome. Drawing demo by instructor Tenaya Sims @2 pm.
*The Roving Gallery: Featuring the painting and mix media of Denise Chandler Smith, Keli Sim DeRitis and Roxanne Fawcett and the ceramics and jewelry of Janet S. Crawley, with art demos throughout the day. Open 2 pm.
*Waxing Impressions: Concepts in Art Studio: Artist Deborah Stachowic features paintings of Beeswax Encaustic, Acrylics, and Watercolor,
*Slaughterhaus Rose: located behind the Bottling Plant building, features an interactive musical sculpture, fun for all ages
 Georgetown Liquor Company: will show a zodiac screen printed poster show by Kaska Niemiro and assemblages by Yvette Endrijautzki
Calamity Janes: a presentation of multi media art and paintings  by Seb Barnett
American Pie: colorful Illustrations a la deluxe by Levi Hastings
A Dog’s Dream: Show of work by Kyle Abernethy and his students, and the art of Jan Tervonen.
Fonda La Catrina: La Catrina will feature the photography of Ana Candela, a native of
Mexico City.In this exhibit, she takes us through  trip  to her university  town Cholula, in the State of Puebla, Mexico.
ButtonMakers: Make Your Own Button Station: Put whatever you want on a button!
with nature,art deco, and abstract subjects. Jewelry of  Clay, Bamboo, and Glass
Le’ Objects For The Home:  “The Art of Creating Terrariums”: will be offering micro classes every hour on the hour. The class will offer step-by-step tricks of the trade on how to create the perfect terrarium for your home. Classes will be taught by Owner Tim De Clue who has an extensive design and horticultural background. 
 * Asterisks indicate spaces inside the Bottling Plant of Sabey.

“Study Group: An Exhibition of Emerging Cartoonists”at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.

“In the Moment – A Street Collaborative”, a collection of street photography at Vecta Photo.

Georgetown’s Art Attack a Real Picnic

Come check out our irresistible spread, Saturday, May 12, 6 – 9 pm

Seattle, WA, May 1, 2012:  The weather is almost perfect for an evening picnic in the park, but who really wants to deal with those pesky ants and nagging hay fever?

Ditch the blanket and wicker basket and come on down to Georgetown for a delicious bite and brew before strolling down our historic, industrial corridor (or hop onto the Art Ride bus!) to view the neighborhood entertainment and art!

Guided Tours Available: In an effort to help navigate Art Attack and facilitate connectivity and collaboration with artists and curators, Amanda Michele Dellinger and James Caudle lead a tour called Heart of the Attack. To sign up or learn more, go to

Among the Highlights:

All City Coffee presents “Pocket Photos: Life in the Loupe,” iPhone photography by two mommies on the go, Liz Ophoven and Jena Lacomis Garcia!

American Pie showcases the underwater photography of Tom Radio

Calamity Jane’s presents a series of nature paintings by John Smither.

The Equinox, the farthest stop on the Art Ride bus, features a host of artists and artisans.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts “Study Group: An Exhibition of Emerging Cartoonists”, curated by Zack Soto, featuring Aidan Koch, Jennifer Parks, Farel Dalrymple, Kazimir Strzepek, Levon Jihanian, David King, Malachi Ward, Tom Neely, Zack Soto, IanMacEwan, François Vigneault, and more.

The Firm presents Better Living Through Stereo, new work from David Mazak.

Fonda La Catrina is displaying art by Corey Urlacher, Richard Olmsted, Ian Douglass Ferger and Brandon Bowman.

Full Throttle Bottles has Sam Hamrick cards & prints, purses made from pop-tops, and handmade wine charms.

Georgetown Atelier hosts Draw Attack!, a life drawing session with a costumed Benjamin Franklin. Student art on display.

Georgetown Music Store will have live music gracing the storefront.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall prepares to Kill Evil with Plucky Trailers Full of Local Art, Rare Finds & Live Music  by The Sweet Spots!

Krab Jab Studio presents watercolors by Margaret Organ-Kean, and a student show of paintings with Brian Snoddy. Art by Mirka Hokkanen, RK Post, and Kyle Abernethy on display. Work by resident artists Julie Baroh, Mark Tedin, Milo Duke also on display.

Le’ Objects for the Home will be offering free micro classes every hour on the hour during Art Attack. The class will offer step-by-step tricks of the trade on how to create the perfect vignette for your home and lifestyle.

Mary Tudor Studio invites you to her enjoy transformational atmospheric and elemental abstract oil in various sizes. Now accepting credit cards!

Miller School of Art hosts a student art show.

The Nautilus Studio proudly presents “Deep Impressions” a sculptural show by
Mark Walker.

Nupasa is featuring art by Emilie Shepherd.

The Roving Gallery features whimsical acrylic paintings, encaustic art, brightly colored mixed media, silver jewelry and ceramic sculpture.

The Stables with have an open house, complete with merriment on its historic grounds.

Vecta Photo will be showing “In the Moment – A Street Collaborative”, a collection of street photography.

Waxing Impressions has an open studio with encaustic and watercolor painting and clay jewelry by Deborah Stachowic.

It’s not just an Art Attack…

It’s a Georgetown Ant Attack! Because of top-secret atomic tests at Boeing Field, common ants have mutated into giant monsters! Remember to be aware of your surroundings when visiting Oxbow Park, the ominous beasts have already ruined several picnics. They seem to be partial to good beer and potato chips.

(Top) The Roving Gallery.

(Bottom) NIGHT OF THE LIVING ELVIS at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall.

Georgetown’s Art Attack the Seattle Hare Apparent in Music, Mayhem, and Art

Don your best Easter bonnet and stroll Georgetown’s Art Walk, Saturday, April 14th, 6 – 9 pm

By April 14th, we know April Showers and leftover egg salad leaves Seattlites feeling a little like that chocolate bunny with its ears bitten off. Georgetown has just the cure! Our Art Walk is a delight of music, visual art and culinary feasting, guaranteed to rinse away the taste of Peeps and Doldrums. Too rainy or cold to walk? No fear, our new Art Bus is just minutes away to transport you up and down the Airport Way Corridor – just look for the Bus signs!

Among the Highlights:

American Pie presents the “Eastern Egg” by Tobi Nussbaum, featuring photographs of her original painted eggs.

Bella Vitale: Resident artist Angielena will be relocating Bella Vitale studio in late April and this will be your last chance to get a good deal on her unique woodblocks and paintings. Please come show your support for this longtime Georgetown Artist by purchasing or donating a kind word to her. Libations will be provided.

Calamity Jane’s will showcase the sculptural Zen-style stone and wood assemblage work of James C.Bassett.

A Dog’s Dream will host the work of Brittany Both.

The Equinox features the following open studios: Sherry and Steve Hussey of Iron Idiom, Reno Buchstaber of Bombshell Shirts, painter Melinda Hannigan, carpenter Dan Morgan, The 1979 Bizarre, M. Anne Sweet of Studio Six Eight, Lisa Geersten and Andy Blakney of Firelight Forge, John Kirschenbaum, Sara D. Woodson of Downing Pottery, Tamara Clammer of fadeOdd Masks, and more!

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s “Young Romance”. Opening reception and discussion by curator Michel Gagne.
The Firm presents “Don’t You Forget About Me” by artist Erin Shafkind, running concurrently with the 46th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

FruitCocktail features vintage Northwest Art.

Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center hosts an all-resident open studio extravaganza. Come see the talented and amazing works of the nine resident artists that make the Art Center a vital part of Georgetown. Artists will have original work for sale and be present to answer questions about process and inspiration.

Georgetown Atelier hosts Draw Attack!!, a life drawing session with a costumed medieval damsel, and musical accompaniment by Jordan Corbin Wentworth of Watershed Opera. Student art on display.

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Big One Eyed Cat and Trailer Park Cinema present NIGHT OF THE LIVING ELVIS, a multimedia installation of terrifying proportions. Visit an assortment of vintage trailer venues hosted by purveyors or the odd and unusual.

Krab Jab Studio presents the whimsical prints of master printmaker Mirka Hokkanen, as well as new works by resident artist Milo Duke and artist-at-large Kyle Abernethy.

Le’ Objects is hosting “The Art of Making Terrariums”,  micro classes and pre-made terrariums priced between $50 and $250, Le’ Objects sells the materials for constructing one — which come with step-by-step instructions on care — and accessories to create a unique terrarium. Classes start at 2PM and continue until 8PM. The only cost will be materials to create the terrarium of your dreams. Limited supplies please RSVP or (206)-604-4958

Miller School of Art will be hosting a student show of paintings

The Nautilus Studio hosts Ian Ferger’s minimalist- machine age- copper- light boxes, and the stunning book art of Elisabeth B. Sheets. A show in the dark!

Sage Artistry Studios kicks off “Camp Clay”,  DIY art classes specializing in natural finishes.

Vecta Photo will be featuring music in the studio. Sonic Revival: Ben Henry (from Grim Smiley) and Kite Repair. Ben Henry will be making his solo debut mixing ballads and acoustic rock. Kite Repair plays mischievous folk-rock combining cello, bass, guitar and drums in songs of misplaced hope and best intentions.

Waxing Impressions has an open studio with encaustic and watercolor painting and clay jewelry by Deborah Stachowic

If you’d like more information about Art Attack, or to schedule an interview with Julie Baroh or the participants of Art Attack, please call 206/715-8593 or e-mail Julie at

(Top) The Moonspinners perform at the Georgetown Trailer Park and Frida.

(Bottom) The Rat City Brass playing at the 9 Pound Hammer.