December 5-7, 2014: Who is where this week?

‘Tis the season to go to holiday art festivals and support local artists! So much is going on this first weekend of December, I had to be sure and let you know:

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Pottery by Molly Hueffed

Molly Hueffed: See Molly’s beautiful ceramics–and work from many other ceramicists–at the Jefferson Community Center Ceramics Sale, 1600 South Dakota Street, Seattle (on the east edge of Jefferson Park) at Friday’s preview sale, 5-8:30pm, and on Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Molly is also part of Seward Park Clay Studio Holiday Show, starting with a preview on Friday, 6:30-9:30pm ($10 suggested donation) and continuing through December 24. (Hours: Monday – Friday, noon-7pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm. Free entry.)

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Circuit board keychain/bottleopener by Christine Stoll

Head to the Phinney Neighborhood Association Winter Festival this weekend where both Christine Stoll Jewelry and Wish Poosh Designs will be Saturday & Sunday, 10am–5pm. Christine will bring her reinvented and repurposed vintage and found object jewelry, and Aiko and Poul will bring their collaborative work, as well as Aiko’s kiln-formed glass garden art, tableware, and home decor items, and Poul’s hand carved masks and bowls created from reclaimed woods and natural fibers. 

Tiarani Studio: In the Redmond Town Center Winter Market , look for Tia Samsi‘s elegant batik scarves and whimsical ceramics in the old Border’s space on the corner of 74th and 166th, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm.

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Sgraffito glass platter by Steph Mader

Steph Mader For a fun studio experience, check out the North End Arts Tour, Friday 4-9pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm. Tour six Seattle homes and studios, each location with multiple artists. Steph will be at Site #1, Seymour Stained Glass Studio, 5415 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle–just off Phinney by the Woodland Park Zoo. She’ll be showing her particle glass landscapes and also offering some great deals on her sgraffito glass!

Theresa Neinas: On Saturday from 2 to 9pm, printmaker Theresa is just one of many talented artists at the South Park Arts 10th Annual Art Under $100, to be held this year at its new location in the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown, 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle. Featuring artists representing a variety of media, along with art raffles, beer & wine, food trucks, live DJs, and the Makery.

Glass Elements: If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to visit Marja at the Triton Museum of Art‘s Holiday Gift Fair in Santa Clara on Friday, 5:30pm-9pm, and Saturday, 10am-5pm. On Sunday, 12-3pm, Marja will be at the AMS Arts & Crafts Fair in Albany, CA.

Whew! Where are you headed?

Stay tuned for more Flying House artists’ activities and holiday sales!


August 14-17, 2014: Who is where this week?

I’m out of town this week, but I was able to take a break and find a local coffee shop to do a quick post with events that past Flying House artists are in, because there are too many to let slip by.

Starting with an opening reception tonight, August 14, 6-9 pm, Sue Danielson’s latest paintings and collage will be on view at Blindfold Gallery, 1718 E. Olive Way, Seattle, in a solo show “PAST THROUGH: Exploring the Alteration of Memory” through September 6.

“Summer Breeze (on the Outskirts of Town)” by Sue Danielson, mixed media on canvas 60″x60″ 2014

Sue also has two drypoint prints in the 10x10x10xTieton Exhibition, “a juried annual exhibition featuring works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension from around the world, in an array of media.” This year 134 works were accepted from 740 domestic and international submissions. They will be on view at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton, Washington, through October 11. 

Head to Everett this weekend for Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work, which includes  Aiko VailChristine Stoll, and Steph Mader.  This year Fresh Paint celebrates its 19th year at the Port of Everett Marina, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Over 90 artists will be in action: sharing painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography, and more.

Glass Elements: On Sunday, 11am-6pm, Marja is participating in Urban Air Market‘s summer pop-up show in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch neighborhood at Esprit Park (Minnesota and 19th) along with over 100 emerging designers and established brands.

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August 1-3, 2014: Who is where this week?

Fun stuff this weekend!

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Pendant by Glass Elements

Head north to the Anacortes Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Marja of Glass Elements (Booth #405W) is back in town for this event! Aiko and Poul of Wish Poosh Designs (Booth #811W) will also be there. All three artists have been taking suggestions from customers and working on new designs, so be sure to take a look at their new creations.

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Kiln-formed glass owl sculpture by Wish Poosh Designs

On Friday evening from 6 to 9pm, Tiarani Samsi and Christine Stoll will both be part of  the August Issaquah Art Walk. Tia will be there with her original design batik scarves and whimsical ceramics, and Christine will be showing her latest repurposed and reinvented vintage jewelry. Find them both near the Issaquah Library at the corner of Front and Sunset.

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Vintage beads reinvented as earrings by Christine Stoll Jewelry

In case you miss the Art Walk, Christine Stoll Jewelry will also be at Common Folk Co. Art in the Street, 325 Parkplace Center, Kirkland (next to Purple Cafe) on Saturday, 10am-6pm. Vintage enthusiasts will appreciate the selection of vintage dishes, silver plate, frames, linens, wall shelves, jewelry, and furniture.

I see many great artists and activities scheduled for these events, so I hope you can make it to at least one of them!

Anything else I should know about?

p.s. Just to add some other interest to this post, here is what I was listening to while I wrote it. Have you seen the film? Here’s more about the soundtrack, and here’s the trailer for the film. It’s a Jim Jarmusch film, so it’s not standard Hollywood fare. Jeff and I loved it.

July 25-27, 2014: Who is where this week?

Here’s another full weekend for a number of “my” artists:

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Particle glass painting by Steph Mader

Head on over to Bellevue Festival of the Arts, a fine smaller (200 artists!) event near Cost Plus World Market, north of the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSFair at Bellevue Square. This year’s festival includes Wish Poosh Designs (Booth #110) and Steph Mader (Booth #44). Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm, and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed this festival the best of all three fairs going on at the same time in Bellevue. It’s a nice size and always has a fantastic lineup. Oh, and I recommend taking the bus; bring a bag for your purchases.

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“Calico Bowls” by Wish Poosh Designs

Christine Stoll Jewelry: Into vintage? Be sure to check out A Very Vintage Market at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, on Saturday, 9am-4pm. Christine will be there with her kathy o series of repurposed and reinvented vintage jewelry inspired by her Grandma Kathy. 

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Bracelet from Christine Stoll Jewelry’s kathy o collection

Glass Elements: Marja has another festival in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, this time in Alameda at the Park Street Art & Wine Faire, Saturday and Sunday, 10am- 6pm. Looks like fun! Wish I could be there!

Anything else I should know about?

July 11-13, 2014: Who is where this week?

I know I’m getting this out a bit late, but there’s so much happening this week, that I just had to share.

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Basket Pendants by Jill Green

Jill Green: Brooklyn-based The Sketchbook Project is on tour with a stop this week at the Seattle Central LibraryTextile artist Jill Green (you might remember her tiny basket pendants and woven currency at Flying House a few years ago) has a new sketchbook there. “Check out and explore a crowd-sourced collection of artist sketchbooks as The Sketchbook Project’s mobile library stops in Seattle during a national tour.” One more day: Saturday, July 12, 12-3pm. You can also take a look online at Jill’s 2014 sketchbook. See her sketchbooks from past years here: 20112012, and 2013.

Tonight, July 11, 6-9pm, is Issaquah Art Walk! Look for Christine Stoll, who will be making as well as selling her reinvented and repurposed vintage and found object jewelry at So, There! Clever Handmade Gifts and More. And be sure to visit the artEAST Art Center, where there is work by a number of Flying House artists in the retail gallery and the last chance to see the “Crow/Raven: Magic & Mystery” exhibit. It’s also a kickoff for the “Art Outside” Art Festival.

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“and Raven Brought the Rain” by Heather Pasqualino. Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″

Heather Pasqualino: Heather’s abstract series is currently on view at Northwest Cellars in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland through the second week of August. Also note that tonight, Friday, July 11, 5-8pm, Heather will be participating in the Kirkland Art Walk, where she will be painting and showing her new abstract/landscape series at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland.

Don’t miss Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13, 11am-5pm! Sweet Coconut Bakery and This Charming Candyand many other wonderful artist and crafters–will be at this fun semi-annual show. An air-conditioned venue full of unique handmade items might be just what you need this weekend. Also note that this will be the last opportunity to get Sweet Coconut Bakery treats locally in person before Hazel’s move to California.

Marilyn RankBy Marilyn handbags will be at the Redmond Saturday Market, Saturday, 9am-3pm. You can see weekly booth assignments here.

Anything else I should know about?

June 25-29, 2014: Who is where this week?

A few cool things “my” artists are doing this week!

“Running” Digital collage by Liz Ruest. Original: 4900×3200 pixels, 6 image layers, 5 adjustment layers.

Liz Ruest: Congratulations to Liz for her piece “Running” being accepted into the 16th Annual Kenmore Art Show at Bastyr University! The opening reception is TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 25, 5:30-8pm (Liz would love to see you there!), and the show only runs through this Sunday, June 29.

“[The Kenmore Art Show] features juried, original works of art that include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, digital new media art, artisan works, youth art, and art made from repurposed materials. All art on exhibit is available for purchase. The show will also feature nightly entertainment and two guest speaker programs that will be held in the Bastyr University Auditorium.” For more information, click here.

Head on up to the 24th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival this weekend! Both Christine Stoll Jewelry and Sweet Coconut Bakery will be in the Artist Marketplace, “the beating heart of the Shoreline Arts Festival.” Go say hi to Christine and Hazel on Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm.

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Bukayo by Sweet Coconut Bakery. Bukayo is a popular Philippine candy made by caramelizing young coconut.

The Shoreline Arts Festival provides two extraordinary days of music, dance, theatre, literary arts, visual arts, and food, plus the Shoreline Philippine Festival. This creative community event, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, is FREE and will be held at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE. “

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Royal Purple Gerbera Daisy Necklace – Dichroic Jewelry by Glass Elements

Glass Elements: Marja has certainly hit the ground running with many events in the San Francisco Bay Area. This weekend she will be part of an SF Etsy Pop-Up Shop, 5-9pm on Friday, June 27, at West Elm in Emeryville at 5602 Bay Street, AND she will be at the Midsummer Art Festival at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara on Saturday, June 28, 10am-4pm. Not in the area? Remember that you can always order from her Etsy site.

Don’t forget the Redmond Saturday Market, Saturdays, 9am-3pm:  Marilyn Rank (By Marilyn handbags) and Tiarani Samsi (Tiarani Studio ceramics and batiks) are on this season’s list of vendors there. You can see weekly booth assignments here to see when they will be there.

Anything else I should know about?

June 20-22, 2014: Who is where this week?

Here’s what I know about who is where this weekend, plus a few other tidbits.

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Pottery by Molly Hueffed

Molly Hueffed: Want to see some artist studios and wonderful art, as well as take a nice drive in the country this weekend? Check out the Snoqualmie River Arts Tour, which includes Molly’s new pottery inspired by Aboriginal art. She will be at Cynthia Gerdes‘s studio, Fall City Wax Works, 35 292nd Ave NE, Fall City, from 10am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.  [Side note: Cynthia was featured in one of the Art & Sustainability shows I curated at Sightline Institute.]

Sweet Coconut Bakery: Hazel will be at the Fremont Fair again this year. Her booth will be located in south end of the Phinney Block, where she was last year. Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm.

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Blackberry Kalamansi Marshmallows with Honey by Sweet Coconut Bakery

In addition, this week Hazel officially announced her family’s move back to California later this summer:

Later this summer, my family and I are moving back to California. There will be a short hiatus as we look for a commercial kitchen and obtain the necessary permits. Our target time for reopening is mid October. In the meantime, we are committed to vend at a few more festivals and fairs ( And we are taking online orders until July 10th. Thank you!”

Glass Elements: As you may know, Marja moved to California last year, so I hope this isn’t a trend! Seriously though, the Bay Area is fortunate to have both of them. Marja is keeping busy–this weekend she will be part of an SF Etsy Pop-Up Shop, 5-9pm on Friday, June 20, at West Elm in Emeryville at 5602 Bay Street.

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“One Way” block print by Theresa Neinas

Theresa Neinas: On Saturday only, Theresa will be the Fremont Fair as well–over at the Seattle Art Car Blowout with her “One Way” prints for sale at $20 each.

And here’s a reminder about the Redmond Saturday Market, Saturdays, 9am-3pm:  Marilyn Rank (By Marilyn handbags) and Tiarani Samsi (Tiarani Studio ceramics and batiks) are on this season’s list of vendors there. You can see weekly booth assignments here to see when they will be there.

Anything else I should know about?

June 12-15, 2014: Who is where this week?

I thought I could focus on one artist at at time, but this being summer, “my” artists are super busy in all kinds of events and venues. So…I’m going to provide a summary (when I can) of where you can find them each week. I think you will enjoy discovering new events in the process!

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re:circuits, a new line from Christine Stoll Jewelry

Christine Stoll Jewelry: Christine will be debuting her newest line of jewelry (re:circuit) at Art on the Fly!, a dance and arts street fair on the Amazon campus in South Lake Union on Friday the 13th, 4:30-7:30pm, and on Saturday the 14th, 12-6pm. 

Glass Elements: If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, you will find Marja and her latest glass jewelry designs at the Novato Festival of Art, Wine, & Music on Saturday, 10am-7pm,  and Sunday, 10am- 6pm.

Heather Pasqualino: At the Kirkland Art Walk on Friday the 13th, 5-8pm, Heather will be demonstrating a new abstract oil painting, while showcasing smaller works, at Simplicity ABC, 107 Park Lane. Heather encourages you to bring your kids!

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“A Walk Through the Zoo” by Heather Pasqualino. Oil on Panel Framed, 8″ x 10″

Heather also is a featured artist at Rocco’s (2228 Second Ave, Seattle), where she currently has ten of her abstracts on view through July 5th via representation by Ghost Gallery.

Sweet Coconut Bakery: Hazel will be at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market with her signature cookies and candies, and probably a few new creations, this Saturday, 10am-2pm. It will be her last market appearance this season. (Stay tuned for festivals.)

Theresa NeinasTONIGHT, Thursday, June 12, 6-9pm, block printmaker Theresa will be in TWO places for the West Seattle Art Walk:

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Linocut by Theresa Neinas – Honorable Mention in West Seattle Garden Tour Poster Contest

West Seattle Cellars6026 California Ave SW, Seattle
[Here will be "loose prints at affordable prices."]
Windermere, 4526 California Ave SW, Seattle
[Here will be her artwork that was awarded honorary mention in the West Seattle Garden Tour poster contest.]

Wish Poosh Designs: Aiko and Poul will be at the Edmonds Arts Festival with Poul’s hand carved masks and bowls created from reclaimed woods and natural fibers, along with Aiko’s kiln-formed glass garden art, tableware, and home decor items, as well as  their collaborative work. The festival runs Saturday, 10am-8pm, and Sunday, 10am-6pm.

And finally, do check out the Redmond Saturday Market, Saturdays, 9am-3pm:  Marilyn Rank (By Marilyn handbags) and Tiarani Samsi (Tiarani Studio ceramics and batiks) are on this season’s list of vendors there. You can see weekly booth assignments here to see when they will be there.

Whew! Anything else I should know about?


First Issaquah Art Walk of 2014

I haven’t yet gotten into a groove writing blog entries about “my” Flying House artists, but they are definitely keeping busy! Be sure to “Get Notifications”* to receive my quick updates on the Flying House Art & Craft Facebook page.

A number of Flying House artists will be in the June Issaquah Art Walk, the first of the season, continuing every first Friday of the month through September. As many of you know, there are plenty of restaurant choices in downtown Issaquah, and there will be live music to entertain as you visit each of the art venues between 6 and 9pm. More information about the Art Walks here.

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Ceramics and batik scarves by Tiarani Samsi

Tiarani Samsi, who has been part of Flying House Art & Craft Sale since its beginning, will be at Painted Ladies Art Studio, 485 Front Street North (Mercantile Building), with both her elegant batik scarves and whimsical ceramics.

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Necklace by Christine Stoll

Christine Stoll, who first joined us last year, will have her fabulous reinvented and repurposed vintage and found object jewelry at So, There! Clever Handmade Gifts and More, 195 Front Street North (next to Art By Fire Glass Studios). Be sure to check out Christine’s upcoming schedule here.

“Ruth” by Ellen Borison

Ellen Borison, talented figurist whom I featured in one of the Art & Sustainability shows I curated at Sightline Institute as well as had a few pieces (and some delicious plum jam!) at Flying House a few years ago, will be part of the Figure Art Show & Sale this weekend at artEAST. During Art Walk, Ellen and other artists will be drawing a costumed model  in the artEAST studio classroom. Selected drawings will be displayed as they are completed, and offered for sale.

It should be a wonderful night for an art walk, so enjoy!



artEAST’s 150 Feet of Art Auction ends Saturday

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“Preservation” – Michelle Brode & Becky Brooks – collaged paper, acrylic, gems on canvas

This year artEAST, Issaquah’s wonderful local non-profit arts organization, encouraged collaboration on the artwork submitted for the 150 Feet of Art Auction, and I collaborated with two artists to ultimately create a total of three pieces.

Michelle Brode and I proceeded by passing  the requisite 12″ x 12″ canvas back and forth to complete it. I created the background with torn paper from a flower-arranging guide and a couple glazes of color, from which Michelle determined the subject, adding her own carefully cut shapes from a photocopy of an interesting map. On the next pass, we had a short discussion on possible ways to complete it. Responding to Michelle’s focal point, I then finished the piece by adding more color as well as the butterfly wings to tie the piece together. The clear gems and a final radiating layer of acrylic self-leveling gel added dimension, and we titled it “Preservation.” All bidding is online, and you can bid on it here.

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Basic palette of papers for Liz’s and my collaboration. Liz used her own papers following this scheme.

Liz Ruest summed up our process in a blog entry on her site. (Take a minute to go read it, and then come back. There you can view our original pieces as well as our two final pieces—click on each image to see a larger version.) Back on this page, I have added a few more photos of the process. As you can see, we decided to use circles within our basic grid idea. You can bid on “Depends on the Month” here and on “Healthy Tension” here.

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Liz and I shared the pages of a chapter out of this book published in 1956. This was our only common paper as we created each of our original collages.

What fun! Each collaboration was a completely different process and learning experience. It’s fascinating to see how our different styles got combined, and yet you can see the influences on each final piece.

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Liz and I determined how to cut and combine each of our original 12″ x 12″ pieces into a new whole, then attached half of them to a painted 12″ x 12″ wood panel, creating “Depends on the Month.” The second piece, “Healthy Tension,” was created from the remaining pieces along with a few unifying elements.

Five other past Flying House artists have artwork in the auction, all of them collaborations with other artists. Click on the name to go to their auction item: Sue Danielson, Molly Hueffed, Jamie McKay, Gretchen Van Dyke, and Rickie Wolfe.

The auction ends Saturday night, May 17, so if you can, be sure to go see the display in person at 95 Front Street North in downtown Issaquah and get your bids in! All proceeds benefit artEAST.