A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Call for artists for Phinney Center Gallery’s PNA Member and Volunteer Art Show in September

July 7th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Center Gallery is now calling for artists for its PNA Member and Volunteer Art Show, which will exhibit from Sept. 13 to Oct. 13.

The show is open to visual artists working in 2D media who are members or volunteers of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Jurors from the community will select the works to be shown.

Applications are due Aug. 15. Submit your work here. Contact Emilia Jones at emiliaj@phinneycenter.org with any questions.

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Great first night for annual PhinneyWood Artwalk — The BIG One — with day two tomorrow

May 12th, 2017 by Doree

The weather held for the first night of the annual PhinneyWood Artwalk — The BIG One — as hundreds of people strolled up and down Phinney and Greenwood avenues to see art and hear music at more than 70 galleries and other businesses.

The Artwalk’s second day is from 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Check the Artwalk website because a few venues were only open on Friday or close early on Saturday.

Art by Artists of the Sacred Hoop at Umpqua Bank.

The first annual Seattle Recycled Arts Festival brought an amazing array of art at numerous locations throughout the Artwalk, including this robot and dog at the Greenwood Library.

This “computer” by a 9-year-old student at the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

This fantastic “Moonshot” made from an old Waring blender and salt and pepper shakers, at Urban Light Studios.

And these gorgeous chandeliers made from broken shards of glass, also at Urban Light Studios.

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The BIG One Artwalk is Friday and Saturday at 70+ venues throughout PhinneyWood

May 11th, 2017 by Doree

Our neighborhood’s huge annual Artwalk – The BIG One – is Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at more than 70 venues throughout Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. This was the original annual neighborhood artwalk that later expanded to include smaller monthly artwalks.

The BIG One runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. You’ll hear live music at a number of galleries and other businesses, and some restaurants/pubs will offer food and drink specials.

The first annual Seattle Recycled Arts Festival will have artists at Urban Light Studios, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., (closing at 3 p.m. Saturday) and several other sites (see the Artwalk website for details).

The Phinney Center Gallery hosts the annual NW Fine Arts Competition, with its opening reception Friday night.

Beats and Bohos, 7200 Greenwood Ave. N., features Amelia Sherritt’s recycled art, created solely with the foils from empty wine bottles.

Bohemian Studios, 7600 Greenwood Ave. N., will offer henna tattoos at, a DJ, singing and burlesque, and more.

Emerald City Karate, 8314 Greenwood Ave. N., will show off artwork by its students.

The Fiber Gallery, 8212 Greenwood Ave. N., features painted textiles by Maile Jones.

See the online map and list of participating venues and artists; or you can pick up a map at participating businesses.

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More murals painted at future park site by Greenwood Library

March 20th, 2017 by Doree

Mural artists were back out at the new park site by the Greenwood Library on Greenwood Avenue and North 81st Street this past week, making the empty buildings look nicer until they’re demolished sometime in April for park construction.

Thanks to artists Robert Bellm, Andrew Miller, Elizabeth Desiree, Debbie Palmer, Tia Gibson, Tony Danger Dibble, Brandy Tomlin, Mallory Milke and Travis Meloche.

These murals will be saved and hung on the temporary fencing until the park opens in mid-2018.

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Call for artists for PNA’s Northwest Fine Arts Competition

February 14th, 2017 by Doree

Pacific Northwest artists are invited to apply for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s 2017 Northwest Fine Arts Competition. The application deadline is March 10.

Jurors will select art to be displayed in the Phinney Center Gallery from May 10 to June 9 with an opening reception on May 12, coinciding with the neighborhood’s huge annual art walk.

Approximately 20-30 artists’ work will be selected, but the artist selected as Jurors’ Choice will have all of their submitted works displayed in the show and will have their work featured on show promotional materials.

This year’s jurors are Lynn Schirmer, Chris Sheridan and Kate Protage.

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Register for PhinneyWood’s huge annual Artwalk on May 13-14

February 19th, 2016 by Doree

The huge annual PhinneyWood Artwalk is coming up on Friday, May 13, from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday May 14, from 12-5 p.m.

This is the biggest of our neighborhood’s monthly artwalks, and brings hundreds of people to the Greenwood-Phinney corridor to experience all the various mediums of art at about 80 venues with 150 or more artists. Friday night especially becomes a kind of neighborhood party as people stroll and chat with neighbors, while many businesses provide artwalk discounts or specials.

Businesses can register to host an artist for $45. That includes a listing on the Art Up PhinneyWood website and printed map, plus access to a Facebook database of potential artists.

Deadline to sign up is March 15.

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Phinney Center seeking artists for 2016 Gallery exhibitions

October 26th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Center Gallery, upstairs at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is seeking individual and group artists for 2016 exhibitions. Artists may apply online. There is no entry fee to submit work for the gallery. For more information, contact Pamela Jaynes t arts@phinneycenter.org.

Photo courtesy of PNA.

Photo courtesy of PNA.

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Call for artists for PNA’s NW Fine Arts Competition

July 13th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is calling for artists for this years’ Northwest Fine Arts Competition. Jurors include Shayla Alarie, the Director of the Antique and Modern Department at Davidson Galleries, and Mylinda Sneed, Public Art Program Coordinator for Sound Transit.

The artist selected as juror’s pick will receive a $200 award and a solo show in the gallery in 2016. All other selected works will be included in a gallery show in October 2015. Application deadline is Aug. 7.

Apply online or download a PDF.

NW Fine Arts Competition 2015-resized

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Beautiful weather for day 2 of the PhinneyWood Artwalk – The Big One

May 9th, 2015 by Doree

So many people were out and about the neighborhood Friday night for the first day of the huge 20th annual PhinneyWood Artwalk – The Big One. This is Phinney Ridge and Greenwood’s original artwalk, which later expanded to monthly, but the May event is truly the big one. The Artwalk continues from 12-5 p.m. today (Saturday).

Last night, more than 100 artists were at 70 businesses throughout the neighborhood.

Charming watercolorist Cecile Disenhouse chatted with artwalkers about her local outdoor scenes at Phinney Ridge Cabinet Company at 8003 Greenwood Ave. N.


Here’s Brian White’s detailed, somewhat disturbing and very enthralling, “My Reluctance and Other Shortcomings.”


Stretch & Staple at 8005 Greenwood Ave. N. was crowded with art lovers.


At Avanti: Art & Design at 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., Kristol Jones’ “Dragons” appears to capture the essence of water caressing a rocky creek bed dotted with found objects.


See the Artwalk website for a list of artists and businesses and a map.

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