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Local Color

LIVE-IN GALLERIES WHERE WE CONNECT SEATTle's CREATIVE COMMUNITY WITH OUR GUESTS


 

DAVE RYAN

Dave Ryan is a pop artist from Seattle, WA.  He paints on vinyl records and old thrift-store paintings using stencils cut from record sleeves, spray-paint, and acrylic paint.

Dave has a shop on the third floor of the historic Pike Place Market and has displayed his art in numerous venues including coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and galleries from Seattle to New York City.  He has vended at festivals and events throughout the country.  He has participated in the 30 Day Art Challenge, and CoCA’s 24 Hour Art Marathon.

1501 Pike Pl Ste 317, Seattle, WA 98101
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Manticorestencilart
@daveryanpopart
manticorestencilart.com


MARIKA TZANTARMAS

A twenty four year old queer photographer originally from Portland, Oregon. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, watching anime, overcoming depression, and being involved in the street fashion and dance scene have all been the main influences of my work. Often it being described as "organic, moody, and honest" are words I welcome to my art. 

I strive to capture genuine emotion as well as a balance of serenity and somberness. Mainly shooting street photography and people, I follow my art wherever it takes me.

@_marikatz
marikatz.com


KERSTIN GRAUDINS

Kerstin Graudins loves to make things and works in many mediums. She is primarily a painter and printmaker. She creates a very diverse body of work. She studied at the University of Washington and has her Master’s degree from New York University. She teaches a wide range of art classes at several schools in Seattle. She also works as a master printmaker and creates work for other artists. The prints you see here feature local celebrities who are also her friends here in Seattle.

kerstingraudins.com


ERIC TODD

Eric Todd creates art influenced by society that pushes boundaries on what we find comfortable; yet we cannot look away. His work can be described as Iconoclastic, Sacrilegious, and Psychedelic. It's filled with Dead Icons, Santa Muerte and Pop Surrealism. It is Duchampian, Burroughsian, Warholian, Irreverent, Odd, and Sculptural.

Studio Visits by appointment 206-854-8175

erictoddstudios.com

 


STARHEADBOY

Starheadboy is a northwest based artist. His focuses include vivid, bold line work painted canvases, storytelling through comic work, printmaking, and street art. He is constantly exploring his imagination and expanding the scope of expression into other mediums.

Facebook.com/starheadboy
@starheadboy
starheadboy.com

 


COVET & GINGER

Kim Eckroth, potter

Kim Eckroth of Covet & Ginger loves clay. A material so vital to our human existence that it has been important cross-culturally. Kim loves working with something ancestral, with a medium so seemingly unchanged throughout centuries of use. In a romantic sense, Kim appreciates clay as a contact to the past.

In her work, Kim relies heavily on neutral glazes to highlight the natural beauty and texture of unglazed clay. Since clay comes in a variety of colors and textures, she tends to rely more heavily on its natural beauty than with a created palette.

Kim lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husky-dog, Birna. She is a firm supporter in the nonprofit Potters for Peace.

@covetandginger
covetandginger.com


seward-hand knotted by carol

 


bryon stewart

Bryon Stewart is a primarily self-taught artist, who has been drawing and creating for over 30 years. Bryon’s only formal training took place at Vashon Island High School: a close-knit, artistic community where creativity was highly valued, and the natural beauty and creative instructors provided a great incubator for his artistic vision.

Bryon combines natural themes and portraiture to create stunning, soulful imagery. His bold contrast of light and dark captures the eye and draws the viewer in. Bryon's portraits are especially compelling. Tinged with mystery, they keep the viewer guessing about the lives and thoughts of his subjects.

@bryon.stewart
bryonsfineart.com


 

CHIRAG

Chirag Vedullapalli is a 15 year old Freshman at Mount Si High School. He creates vibrant art; focusing mainly on oil and acrylic on canvas. Chirag is also a social entrepreneur and advocate through his art proceeds. He has donated over $20,000 from these sales to charities including Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Chirag is also the founder of Creative Children for Charity (3C) whose mission is to empower 1 million kids and teens to donate their time and talent for charitable and social causes. He has spoken at TEDxRedmond, and SAM KID 2014. Thus far, Chirag has organized over 25 events in various communities and brought thousands of kids and teens to contribute their time and talent to various charities in the Pacific Northwest.

@3c_youth
chiragvedullapalli.weebly.com
3cyouth.com


JACKIE ARGO

Jackie loves art and self expression, using experimental mediums to tell stories, she captures colors and releases them during gray days. Constantly sketching in classes, she graduated in 2014 from The Evergreen State College with a BA focusing on film and art. She creates visual music paintings reflecting sounds and poetry. Her style is described as transcendental, abstract expressionist, and emotive. She has shown works throughout the PNW and has exhibited her 16mm experimental animations at shows in Olympia and Seattle. From inks, watercolors, gouache, acrylics, and much more—Jackie is fond of using multiple mediums in her work. She has led talks and workshops on painting on 16mm at The Evergreen State College.

@jackie.argo
jackielovesart.com

 


Nikita Ares

Nikita Ares was born in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines in 1996. At the age of 17 she moved to Seattle, Washington where she attended Cornish College of the Arts and developed her artistic practice.

Her work consists primarily of drawings and paintings inspired by intimate moments. She is fascinated by the movements and energy humans possess. She creates her work by imitating those expressions and gestures.

@kita.licious
nikitaares.com


Aramis O Hamer

Aramis O. Hamer is a visual artist and muralist living in Seattle, WA. Her subject matter is inspired by the cosmos, music, nature, divine femininity, and the complexities throughout the Black culture. From a very young age she always loved to create, but at the age of fifteen she discovered her love for acrylic paints. With the supportive art community in the Pacific Northwest, Aramis has been able to exhibit her colorful creations at many different exhibitions in the greater Seattle area- including the EMP Museum, Paramount Theater, Martyr Sauce Gallery, Columbia City Gallery, and more. Aramis created the iconic purple goddess in 2016 for KEXP radio station at Seattle Center which became a catalyst to her art career. You can find many of her designs all over the city including Jimi Hendrix Park. As a self-taught artist, Aramis lets the pull of her imagination be her guide. Her adventure is just beginning, and she invites others to join her on this journey. Learn more about Aramis’ work at www.aohamer.com

@mis_liberation
aohamer.com


GRACE ANDERSON

Grace Anderson is an artist based in Portland, OR with over a decade of professional experience in portraiture, illustration & design. Her work has been published in magazines, commissioned by private portraiture clients, and produced and distributed by international decor outlets. These pieces are inspired by Grace's family history in the Pacific Northwest, juxtaposed with a celebration of the current experience of life in the PNW.

@LioraVictoria
gracevanderson.com


JANAYE MEDINA

I was raised in the the vibrant communities of Seattle and found much of my inspiration coming from it's multicultural scenes and welcoming neighborhood programs. When tough times arose, these communities and their events helped me keep my head up. I aspire to create a path for healing and emotional freedom and empowerment using the gentle strength of art. A painting can open your eyes where once we may have been blind to so many moments. 

In most of my work I use many different mediums, such as rich inks, acrylics, and pastels, but my first love and constant friend is oil. I invite you to open your mind, open your inner wisdom and come with me to a world where you are free to Imagine, free to be different, And free to experience  emotion in moving poems without words."

MediabyMedina.com


JESSICA KEENER

Jessica Keener is a professional photographer specializing in portraits, events, weddings, and food. She is available for photo sessions documenting your Seattle visit as well!

This collection is a blend of photographs from Jessica's personal travels and local explorations. From grand scenes of nature, to intimate urban locales, Jessica find beauty, elegance, and playfulness in everyday life.

@jesskeenerphoto
jessicakeenerphotography.com


MIKE DIAMANTI

Mike Diamanti has a background in decorative painting, a lifelong love of wood, and an interest in color, stains, and finishes. His work uses water-based stains and flat latex paint, finished in either water-based sealers or a cold wax treatment. He lives on Whidbey Island.

islandcoffeeman@gmail.com


Vincent Keele

Vincent Keele’s works are motivated by discovery and learning. He chooses to retell history, revitalize special people and places that may have been misplaced, and highlight forgotten facts. He arranges these elements in an exciting and profound way to connect deeply with the audience. Keele breathes new life and new narratives into the world through his paintings.

Keele uses different techniques and elements to achieve his artistic vision by employing styles that bring him joy. He draws inspiration from impressionism to give a sense of familiarity, employs realism to bring the characters to life and to build the bond with viewer, and uses dramatic colors and cubism to invite and delight the viewer.

@vincentkeele
vincentkeele.com


Chelsea Rodino

Chelsea Rodino generates provocative pieces utilizing a boundless range of materials and emotions. Her work explores ideas surrounding human connection, memory, self, movement, time, and the unconventional.

Although Chelsea is continually in the midst of learning and unlearning, she finds the process of creating to be where the most fruitful notions grow. She moves through this process without a clear plan -- just the intent to be as present and honest as possible.

@chelsearodino
chelsearodino.com


Melissa johnson

Melissa Johnson, the hand embroidery artist behind MCreativeJ, was born and raised in Washington state where her mother instilled the love of crafting in her from an early age.

After years in communications, Melissa wanted to get back to making physical works of art, playing with colors, and creating texture. She combines the traditional handcraft of embroidery with modern designs that emphasize bright colors and unique patterns. Melissa uses imagery from the desert, plants, and pop culture to create whimsical contemporary needlework.

@mcreativej
linktr.ee/mcreativej


Micaela Bartunek

Micaela Bartunek is a Seattle-based Cornish College alumna who currently works as a visual designer for Microsoft, Mixed Reality team. She's very active in the Seattle arts community with current membership at the Specialist Gallery and the Summer School Collective, and she has previously worked with Seattle Met, The Seattle Art Museum, Gage Academy of Art, and others.

Micaela generates work demonstrating the relationship between aestheticism and functionality. She attempts to reconcile the practices of both art and design by actively working in the grey area between them in order to understand their distinctions and compliments. This work is an extension of her senior thesis, Deconstruction Reconstruction, which explores the line between design and art.

@susansontagfan_420
micaelabartunek.com


Kathreen Absuelo

Kathreen Kaye Rodrigo Absuelo was born in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and spent her early years there. After moving to Seattle, her interest in doodling flourished into an eternal devotion to painting. She was strongly influenced by her first exhibition as part of the monthly First Thursday art walk at the 619 Western Building in Pioneer Square. In this space she came to know art and community. She continues to surround herself with inspiring individuals.

Kathreen’s curiosity is ignited by design, architecture, sustainability and technology. This combination allows her to produce a wide range of work in a wide variety of media.

@kathreenabsuelo
kathreenabsuelo.com


Samantha Feld

Samantha is an designer, illustrator and activist, with a love for type and a firm belief in the power of getting your hands dirty. I spend my days designing for good at Brink Communications in Portland, Oregon, and my weekends in the great outdoors.

@samanthajfeld
samanthafeld.com


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Submit your art to our live-in galleries

We've promoted local art since our very first AirBNB listing. We believe that art is a vital element in any interior and our guests appreciate having a true local experience.

If you'd like to have your art displayed in our Live In Galleries, you are welcome to submit your work. We host over 300 guests a month across our units and as we add more units, we'll have more gallery space. If your work is a good fit for an upcoming project, we will contact you. 

Please complete the form below and provide a URL with either your website or social media where we can view your work. 

 

*We will only consider art that is determined non-offensive to all communities by AirBNB Guidelines. 

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If accepted to our Live In Galleries, do you agree to have your work professionally photographed in room settings? Our photos will be shown across various platforms, including but not limited to: AirBNB, our social media accounts, and on our website.