On Thursday, April 9, our Art Walk Awards are returning once again to Capitol Hill's Sole Repair. Come drink, dance and vote! (And RSVP here.) The three artworks that bring in the most votes will receive cash prizes ($1,000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third place) and the first-place artwork will be featured in the June issue of City Arts magazine. This round of guest judges were invited to nominate artists exhibiting work in the past three months. These are their picks.
Marita Dingus, Nigerian Girls (edition of 100), mixed media, approx 6.5 x 5 x 6 inches each, 2015. At Traver Gallery (nominated by Tim Detweiler).
Humaira Abid, Fountain Head, mahogany wood, 12 x 11 x 10 inches. At ArtXchange Gallery (nominated by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez).
Ken Kelly,The Plum Series, oil on canvas, four 8 x 10 inch pieces, 2015. At Gallery 4Culture (nominated by Julia Freeman).
Steve Jensen, The Remains, steel found on beach, wood and rope, 45 x 15 x 8 inches, 2015. At Abmeyer + Wood (nominated by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez).
Alex Pascual, digital_MESSIAH, fluorescent acrylic on canvas with blacklight, 30 x 40 inches. At Seattle Ink and Oil (nominated by Julia Freeman).
Lia Hall & Cedar Mannan with Sherman Alexie, This is About the Stories, neon, animating transformers and mixed media, 48 x 42 x 132 inches. At Method Gallery (nominated by Tim Detweiler).
Carol Gouthro, Portal#2: Anthozoa Enticementat, ceramic, 26 x 17 x 10 inches. At IMA Gallery (nominated by Julia Freeman).
Mandy Greer, Huldra Adornment, hand sewn fabric, paper mach, stone, animal bone, paper, silver leaf, ink, dimensions variable, 2014-15. At Roq la Rue (nominated by Tim Detweiler).
Amanda Knowles, Traced (Tangle), 2014, screenprint, acrylic on paper, 39 x 27 inches, 2014. At Davidson Galleries (nominated by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez).