Artists Roy McMakin and Katarina Powell Pop-up Shop and Pre-Estate Sale

Roy McMakin and Katarina Powell Sale
The sale is Dec 11-14th at 1422 34th Avenue in Madrona, Seattle WA 98122

Roy will be selling furniture and bric-a-brac from his former Vashon home, as well as other curiosities collected over the years (as part of re-locating to California).

Katarina will be selling her linens, and other objets d’art.

Stop by and say hello before the REAL estate sale (no one’s dead yet!)

Pine & Boon Trunk Show at Velouria Boutique & Gallery

Art for your home by Pine and Boon
Art for your home by Pine and Boon

Local artists and artisans Pine & Boon and Silvae are teaming up for a trunk show to help kick off the holiday season! Join your friends on Small Business Saturday to see the extended collections of Deborah Roberts of Silvae and Jess Marie Griffith of Pine & Boon. Enjoy 15% off and the knowledge that Deborah and Jess Marie are donating $1 of every sale to the King County Crisis Clinic!

Saturday Nov 29th

145 S King St.
Seattle WA 98104

Ghost Gallery’s 7th Anniversary Sale This Weekend!

Today marks the 7th Anniversary of Ghost Gallery’s very first art exhibit ~ which happened to be a group Miniature Art show in 2006 at the Pretty Parlor. Since then, Ghost has continued to curate exhibits around Seattle, as well as proudly running a unique gallery space on Capitol Hill. Located at 504 E Denny Way at Summit, the gallery is tucked in a lovely courtyard behind the St. Florence Apt Building facing Olive Way.

As a Thank You to all of Ghost’s supporters, artists, colleagues and new friends made over the years, this weekend they are offering super special deals on many items at the gallery.  Miniature Art, Jewelry, Cards and Gifts.

There will be 10 Gift Certificates available for 25% off, for amounts $100 & up! For example, get a $100 value GC for $75, a $150 GC for $112.50, etc.
Only 10 will have this discount applied, so get one while you can!
(email to pre-order)

They will also have out some delicious wine, cocoa and snacks for guests. Please do stop by and say Hello, get some gift shopping done (or add to your own art collection), and show your continued support for this evolving project that comes from the deep depths of Ghost’s love for art and all things well-made. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the stupendous amount of talent in Seattle and beyond, so let’s all show some love!”

Live out of town? Ghost is offering Free Shipping within the US with promo code SHOPSMALL: Visit

image: Brian Britigan “King of the Hill” 2013, 5″ x 7″ pencil, gouache on bristol

Brian Britigan "King of the Hill" 2013
Brian Britigan “King of the Hill” 2013

Ghost Gallery’s 2012 Holiday Mini Art Extravaganza!

It’s that time of year, as Ghost Gallery leads up to their 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! The gallery will be filled with miniature art, all ready for gifting to friends and family,
or as original art treats for yourself.
Opening Thurs, Nov. 8th 5-9pm
504 E Denny Way at Summit/Olive
*Artwork will be available to take home after purchase beginning Friday, Nov, 9th (the day after the artist reception)* Pieces will also be listed ONLINE as of Nov. 8th.

“We’re proud to have gathered together such a fantastic group of local and national artists~

Allyce Wood
Amber Anderson
Anne Le Fever
Blanka Dvorak (Prague)
Brad Strain
Cait Willis
Carrie Schmidt
Catherine Kail-Tucker
Celeste Cooning
Chandler Woodfin
Cory Benhatzel (NY)
Deviant Decor
Devin Wais (VA, the famous OooohStitchy!)
Erin Kendig
Heather Hydra
Jeanie Lewis
Jesse Link
Jody Joldersma
JoEllen Wang
Kat Houseman (Bellingham)
Kelly J Brownlee
Kim Gordon (San Francisco)
Larkin Cypher
LeBrie Rich (PenFelt, Portland, OR)
Lis Wright-Ivec
Marco Rosichelli (Southern OR)
Margot Bird (NY)
Mary Louise Silva
Mary Ruth Butterworth
Maxx Follis
Natalia Czajkiewicz
Olivia Lazer
Richard David Moore (Richmond, VA)
Ronnie Taylor
Roy Powell
Ryan Molenkamp
Sara Everett
Serrah Russell
Shelly Engels
Terra Holcomb
Twozdai Hulse
Zoë Williams (NY)

This show will be in the main gallery rooms throughout November,
then in the Petite Works room in December. Runs thru 12/31/12.
image: Twin Pinks by Marco Rosichelli, mixed media on wood block 2012
Ghost Gallery Blog ~ PLUS! Visit our new Ghost Gallery Shop

“Twin Peaks” by Marco Rosichelli, mixed media on wood 2012


Cathy Sarkowsky Studio Sale Friday and Saturday

Seattle artist Cathy Sarkowsky is having a studio sale on Friday, December 9 from 5pm until 8pm and Saturday, December 10 from 11am until 5pm.

Kick off the weekend with a Friday night cocktail hour sale and finish up with extended hours on Saturday. There will be delicious food and drinks, along with great savings of 50% off retail prices. There will be bargain bins at $50 and $100 per item, and Cathy’s framer, Tom Carroll of Framesmith, located on lower Queen Anne, will offer a 15% discount on any framing you might need for your purchases.

With work from 1992 through 2011, there is a lot of great work for sale, and if you can’t make it, the artist is available by appointment.

Her new book, “in/visible”, will be available for purchase for $25 at the studio sale. The book has beautiful images of her paintings from her 2011 show at Fetherston Gallery in Seattle.

STUDIO SALE this FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 from 5-8pm and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 from 11am until 5pm at 304 W. Highland Drive

Garden of Wooden Delights

Many wood joinery techniques either depend upon or compensate for the fact that wood is anisotropic: its material properties are different along different dimensions. Matthew Richter lives this reality, every day in his studio where he makes all of his furniture by hand. He uses traditional joinery – not nails and screws – to make his pieces strong and long-lasting, and they show an imaginative approach to an age-old technique.

Those of you with a wood fixation (or as the French say “amoureux du bois”) will enjoy being able to caress the sleek lines and rub your hands along the finely honed wooden tables, cabinets and shelves.

Visit Matthew in his studio “XOM Fine Woodworking” at 610 2nd Avenue, near Pioneer Square in Seattle, all day today, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm or by appointment by calling 206-240-5001.

XOM Fine Woodworking has a number of unusual holiday gifts, ranging from children’s blocks to incredible room-filling tables made of giant fallen old growth timber. As tracheophytes, trees have lignified tissues which transport resources such as water, minerals and photosynthetic products up and down the plant. While lumber from a harvested tree is no longer alive, these tissue still absorb and expel water and other liquids. In a microcosm of the natural world, Matt creates an incredible table top display, as useful as it is beautiful, of this natural forest phenomenon. A simple wine carafe, lovingly coupled with a slab of wood, with a hollowed out receptical for embracing the liquids of choice in the perfect synergy of science and art, a laboratory beaker. Perfect for this holiday season!

Holiday gallery schedule XOM Fine Woodworking

Open Tuesday, December 21 & Wednesday, December 23
Closed December 24 – 29
Open Thursday, December 30
Closed New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Happy Holidays!

Party Partners Holiday Party and Sale

Felt! Fun! Food! Friends!

Stop by Timothy Siciliano’s Holiday Party and Sale and enjoy some music and snacks and view some of Party Partners unique and stylish holiday items. Browse and buy delightful doo-dads from their exclusive stock of Party Partners Holiday Ornaments, Trims, Gifts and other specialities not available at retail shops or online.

The party is Saturday, December 4th from 11am to 7pm. But come 11am-1pm for the Early Bird Special and get 25% off your purchase $25 or more. Wowza!

Party Partners
Big Party! Saturday Dec. 4th, 11am to 7pm
1807 E Jefferson Seattle Wa 98122


Stuck with another ugly sweater, useless gadget, or awful CD this year? We know. Santa sucks! Get yourself the gifts you really want this weekend at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery’s storewide sale. At least 20% off on every item in stock! Two days only – Saturday and Sunday, December 26 & 27. Hundreds of titles by your favorite artists and a big batch of brand new books. 2009 was a banner year for Fantagraphics Books. Don’t miss this chance to catch up on the graphics action.

For all you procrastinating shoppers, Fantagraphics Bookstore is open this week 11:30 to 8:00 PM and on Christmas Eve until 5:00 PM. Avoid the mall nuts and parking hassles. Perfect presents for everyone on your list. – many priced under $20.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport way S.) just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Phone 206.658.0110. See you all soon.

EtsyRAIN Holiday Show


The EtsyRAIN Holiday Art & Craft Show will be held in the lobby of Intiman Theatre (201 Mercer Street) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22.


The first 50 people in line each day will receive a swag bag filled with awesome stuff from our EtsyRAIN members.

INTIMAN Theatre   –   201 Mercer Street   –   Seattle

Equinox Studios Sale Dec. 13th

Unbelievably groovy sale at Equinox Studios, including items from Robert Corby Baker who makes custom-made skateboards like this one pictured here, and 40 other talented artists.

Equinox Studios is Georgetown’s newest artist collective, and they’re holding its second annual holiday show on December 13th. Over 40 artists and artisans will be showing and selling work: Blacksmithing, steel work, painting, sculpture, furniture, wood work, handmade guitars, photography, screen printing, garden sculpture, and more.

Saturday December 13th from 6-9 p.m.
6555 5th Ave S., Seattle 98108.

Bizarre Bazaar

Host unlimited photos at for FREE!

Isn’t this coat just so fabulous?

It’s one of the items that will be for sale at The Bizarre Bazaar – a community-supporting Alternative Market and
Visionary Art Opening, featuring a variety of distinctive products
created by local artists.

The upstairs will be a visionary art gallery featuring the work of
Dreaming Co:nexus and down tempo music by local DJ’s will add to the
vibe. It’s a great opportunity for us to come together, get to know
each other, and support our artists by purchasing their wares.

Saturday December 13th (3pm-7pm)
The Transcendent Church of bass
920 Elliott ave w