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West Seattle Artwalk – Featured Artists: Josh Pemberton and Christopher Ramsey
November 9, 2011 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under Local Events

Dear Friends,

Man on BearSeattle Real Estate Associates is very pleased to invite you to join us for the West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday, November 10th between 6 and 9pm. At this time, we will be hosting the incredible exhibits of Josh Pemberton and Christopher Ramsey.

Josh Pemberton

Josh Pemberton’s unique work utilizes the phenomenon of how, through even a few marks of charcoal, an artist can evoke an idea in whoever sees it. Josh’s astonishing attention to detail, and creative imagery introduces new thoughts and emotions to the viewer. It allows the viewer to introduce their own narrative to the work, and to decide for themselves it’s meaning.

Artist Statement

The phenomenon of how, through even a few marks of charcoal, an artist can evoke an idea in whoever sees it interests me to no end. In my work I strive to engage the observer in this activity through content, composition, and technique. I have heard it said that the single image is not a very effective way to convey a narrative because it relies on the viewer to bring meaning to it. This suits me just fine. I strive to balance meaning and ambiguity to challenge the viewer to bring their own narrative to my work and hopefully confront and re-evaluate it along the way.


  • Jun 2011 “Best of Gage”, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa
  • Jun 2011 “Collective Work”, Street Bean Espresso, Seattle, Wa
  • Apr 2011 “From Pencil to Paint”, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa
  • Apr 2011 “Atelier Exhibition”, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle, Wa
  • Feb 2011 “Spitting Image” Self-Portrait Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, Wa


  • 2011 “2nd Place Figure Category”, Gage Academy of Art’s Best of Gage Competition


  • Graduated in 2010 with a BA in Studio Art from Reed College, Portland, Or.
  • Currently enrolled in the KoH Drawing & Painting Atelier at Gage Academy, Seattle, Wa

Christopher Ramsey
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A Washington native from Spokane, Chris knew he loved painting even as a child. His favorite subjects are landscapes, with a focus on Northwest light, colors, dramatic geography and textures that often are juxtaposed with the human constructed world.

Christopher’s landscapes transport the viewer to places both real and imagined. They invoke the freedom of imagination, fantasy, and reality all in a unique, and beautiful style.

Artist Statement

I am a Washington State native from Spokane. I knew I loved to paint when I was a young child and first dipped a brush into a jar of tempera paint. I have not stopped painting since. I graduated from the University of Washington School of Art with a BFA, majoring in painting.

I paint landscapes. My subjects are Northwest light, colors, dramatic geography and textures often juxtaposed with the human built environment.

Watercolor has been my media for most of my painting life. I love the immediacy, the wet paint interaction and the colors and values achieved. The paint always does what it wants to do. I push it where I want it to go . . . but of course it does what it wants to do anyway.

The mission of the Art Walk is to acquaint the audience with Jack’s latest art as well as introduce our business to West Seattle community. The exhibit will take place at our new office located on 4535 44th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Be ready for food, beverages, art and of course a lot of fun! We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information please see our West Seattle Artwalk Website

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The West Seattle Farmers Market
November 1, 2010 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under General, Local Events

Farmers MarketThe West Seattle Farmers Market is one of the most wonderful aspects of West Seattle. Besides incredible views of the city and the water, West Seattle offers the renowned farmers market. 

What Is The West Seattle Farmers Market?

Operating since 1999, the West Seattle Farmers Market features farmers and small food processors from all over Washington. The popular market is now a home for countless enthusiastic shoppers who revel in the freshness, variety, and value available from local farms. Fresh fruit from all over the state is available including berries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apples, and melons. Along with the fruit, local organic produce is also available. Ranging from all kinds of seasonal vegetables, fresh farm cheeses, herbs, mushrooms, and fresh free-range chicken eggs. The West Seattle Farmers market has everything a shopper could want. There’s also pastured organic beef and delectable honey, preserves, and fresh baked bread and pastries.

The market includes not only food, but also live music, children’s activities, and other events throughout the season. Gardening and composting information booths are also available at the market each week during the summer.

When: Every Sunday, 10am to 2pm year-round.

Where: At the junction of 44th Avenue SW & SW Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98116

Parking: There is free street parking in the area surrounding the market.

For more information please see the official West Seattle Farmers Market web page as well as a list of vendors and products.

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The Lady With All The Answers by David Rambo
October 15, 2010 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under Local Events

David Rambo’s play invites audiences to spend an evening of home truths and delicious dish with renowned advice columnist Ann Landers. She will share some of her favorite letters and memories while struggling to write the toughest column of her life. The play depicts an irresistible portrait of the woman who used charm, chutzpah, and “one hell of a Rolodex” to become America’s Therapist – and Best Friend Forever!

Starring Julie Briskman as Ann Landers!

When: September 10 – October 31, 2010

Best Available Shows:

Due to the intimate seating of the Bullitt Cabaret, many performances are already sold out. However, there is good availability in the following shows.

10/23 8:00pm | 10/28 8:00pm | 10/29 8:00pm | 10/30 2:00pm | 10/30 8:00pm | 10/31 2:00pm

Location: ACT-A Contemporary Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101

Facility/Site: Bullitt Cabaret

Contact: Act Theatre Box Office

Phone: 206-292-7676


Cost: $10-$55

For more information please see the ACT Theatre’s Webpage.

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Seattle Home Show 2
October 7, 2010 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under Local Events, News, Real Estate

Seattle Home Show 2“Get your green on!” The slogan for the Seattle Home Show 2 focuses on living green and natural, and green design.

Beginning Friday, October 8th through Sunday, October 10th, 2010, the 12th annual housing extravaganza, the Seattle Home Show 2, will open at Qwest Field Event Center. The Home Show will have on display hundreds of home and garden products; daily “Meet the Experts” seminars; cooking demos conducted by local chefs and more. The Seattle Home Show 2 will show you ways you can save money in this tough economy. From cutting your painting costs, to saving energy on electricity, there’s so much here you’ll want to see and learn about.

Some Highlights of the Show

  • Remodeling tips and information from experts in the industry.
  • Home designs focusing on classic and simpler lines.
  • How to save on lighting and energy bills through home automation.
  • Tips for cleaning the home from the guru of household hints, Joey Green.
  • Cost effective tips for green design and green living.
  • Things you can do now to be ready for the housing rebound.
  • Chef cooking demonstrations.
  • Seminars conducted by experts in home improvement, decorating, and landscaping.

 Where To Park

 Parking for the Seattle Home Show 2 is available in the Quest field Event Center parking garage, Quest Field North Lot, Safeco Field parking garage as well as other lots in the area. If you have four or more occupants in your vehicle, you should take advantage of the “Four or More Park Free” designated parking areas (Quest Field Event Center lots, and Safeco Field).

 Show Hours and Information

When: October 8 – 10, 2010

Times: Friday and Saturday, 10AM to 8PM. Sunday, 10AM to 6PM.

Paid attendees can return a second day for free through “Too much to see, come back for free!” by registering with valid ID, parking not included.

Admission: $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors (60+) and $3.00 for juniors (ages 7 -15), under 7 are free. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.


E-Tickets can be purchased online at E-Tickets include free parking for the show at Quest Field Event Center and Safeco Field.

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2010 Earshot Jazz Festival
October 7, 2010 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under Local Events

Earshot Jazz Festival“Seattle most important annual jazz event” (Down Beat). The festival runs October 15th to November 7th 2010.

The Earshot Jazz Festival will hold more than 50 distinctive concert events in different venues all around the city. Some venues include,The Crocodile, Chapel Performance Space, EMP|SFM Level 3, Moore Theatre, The Triple Door, and the Kirkland Performance Center.

Renowned for it’s adventurous spirit, and praised as one of the best festivals in America by the Seattle Times, the Earshot Jazz Festival brings jazz greats from all over the world to collaborate with local area artists and audiences.

Some highlights of the festival include performances by Mavis Staples, Bill Frisell, Robert Glasper, and Rufus Reid. In addition to the performances, the festival will include education programs and panels, and a film series.

For more information, please see the Earshot Jazz Festival website as well as the 2010 Festival Schedule of Events. Tickets and ticket information is available online at the Earshot Jazz Festival ticket page.

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Lake Union Park Grand Opening Celebration – September 25th
September 22, 2010 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under General, Local Events, News

Join the Seattle Parks Foundation on September 25th in a celebration and dedication of Lake Union Park! The free public celebration is certain to draw families and neighbors from all around Seattle to come take part in the festivities. There will be a Family Fun Run, Sunrise Yoga on the Fitness Field, and many more activities throughout the day both on land and in the water.

Lake Union Park Logo

Along with the general merriment, there will be other activities including:

  • Musical performances

  • Model boat races on the model boat pond

  • Native American Canoe displays

  • Amazing Seattle Food vendors including the Farmer’s Market

  • Environmental education and history trail tours

  • A parade of Seattle mascots along with children’s activities

  • And much much more!

For more information, please visit the Seattle Parks Foundation website for all the details. See you there on the new 12 acres of awesome park space!

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TurkFest 2010
July 27, 2010 · Written by Becki French · Filed under Local Events

TurkFest, the annual Turkish Cultural Festival of Seattle, is recognized for its demonstration of Turkish hospitality through educating and entertaining Seattle community by presenting a thrilling glimpse into Turkish culture. This year, TurkFest celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Seattle Center, inviting us to join a terrific event.

During the festival, visitors will be introduced to numerous Turkish traditions including authentic folk dancing, cooking demonstrations, delicious tea, black Turkish coffee, paper-marbling workshops, and lots more.

The festival dates are October 16-17.
Time: Saturday, 12 pm – 7:30 pm, Sunday, 12 pm – 6:00 pm.
Location: Seattle Center House and Fisher Pavilion roof.
Address: 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109.

Admission is free.

We encourage you to participate in TurkFest and hope you will have a wonderful experience!

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A Taste of Edmonds 2010
July 23, 2010 · Written by Becki French · Filed under Local Events

Festivals are always fun! They bring us happiness and lots of pleasure. The more festivals we visit, the more temptation we have to see them again. So, why would we stop you? It’s summer, and summer usually is the best time to visit festivals and enjoy the great time with your friends and family. So, come to Edmonds to celebrate “A Taste of Edmonds” festival for its 28th anniversary.
A Taste of Edmonds is Snohomish Counties’ largest festival. Every year, more than 100,000 people attend the festival to enjoy the amazing arts and crafts, entertainment and rides, and of course to taste beer and wine.
Don’t miss out on one of the best local festivals. Mark your calendars for August 13, 14, 15, and we hope to see you there!

Fri, Sat, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

$3.00 admission

For more information, please visit or call at 245.776.6711. You can also send your email at

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Seattle Art Museum Free Days
July 22, 2010 · Written by Becki French · Filed under Local Events

Do you like art? Would you like to see a good exhibition? Would you hold off if it’s free? We hope not. Seattle Art Museum is one of the best museums in the city hosting a revolving series of exhibits.

Every first Thursday of the month, Seattle Art Museum offers free admission to the public. You have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the internationally renowned museum for free!

If you’re a senior (age 62+), you can also visit SAM for free each first Friday of the month, while teenagers (age 13-19), have the same privilege every second Friday from 5-9 pm.

Seattle Art Museum is located in downtown on 1300 1st Avenue. Thursday & Friday hours are 10 am to 9 pm. If you have any questions before you decide to visit, you can reach SAM over the phone at 206.654.3100.

We hope you have an unforgettable experience visiting Seattle Art Museum, and maybe you would want to come back again, especially if it’s free!

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Seattle Bon Odori Summer Festival 2010
July 15, 2010 · Written by Brock Dunda · Filed under Local Events

Bon Odori is a celebration to remember the gratitude one should feel toward one’s ancestors. Experience this summertime festival with colorful kimono, traditional folk dancing, Taiko demonstrations, and other sights, sounds, and tastes. The public is welcome to take part in the dancing!

Event Details

Location: Seattle Buddhist Church, 1427 Main Street
Event Days: July 17-18
Time: July 17, 4pm – 10:30pm; July 18, 3pm – 8:30pm.
Admission: FREE!
Contact: Ann Oxrieder (206) 329-0800

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