Artist Invitational

CAPERS is hosting the 2nd Annual Abstract and Ceramics Invitational on November 8th from 5-8pm. This invitational will feature 8 artists and 8 potters and their work will be available for purchase in-store.

One potter, Marie Turnow, is a nature lover and uses elements and designs from everyday life. “Amid the craziness of our big city culture, nature nurtures and continues to delight the senses. My work reflects the seasons, textures and Northwest beauty that I view right here in West Seattle. Her ceramics are food and dishwasher safe.

Similarly, Nicole Pepper of ModHome Ceramics is also inspired by her surroundings. “I love clay and all the functional and sculptural ways it holds. Clay can bring a connection to the Earth and warmth.” With her BFA from West Washington University, Nicole has been experimenting and finding her way ever since.  “Each piece here has been uniquely hand-crafted, inspired by nature and daily life. My hope is to bring joy into this modern world one piece at a time.

Tracy Madison took her first ceramics class in January of 2016, and she never looked back. Working as an art director and stylist in the photo world, she has been surrounded by inspiration her whole career. Only when she hand-formed her first platter did she realize it was her calling. She created her brand and company, Madisonware in 2016.

Along with ceramicists, the Invitational will feature local artists with abstract paintings and photographs. One of the 8 artists, includes photographer, Todd Kowalski. Todd began photography when he was in high school in the early 70’s. By commuting on bicycle, Todd is able to capture the ever fleeting moments that he comes across; this opens the spectrum to what he is able to photograph.

Another artist that will have their art available is Mary Parkes. Mary is a contemporary realism painter that captures joy in her paintings. Her work is done on clear glazed linen, canvas and regular linen. In her abstract paintings, she uses hints of color to brighten up the natural hues, like this painting titles ‘Swoosh’.

 

Last but not least, Diana Grant paints everything from still life to landscape to abstract. Diana is local, from Kirkland, WA and is most know for her achievements in landscape paintings. Her work is acrylic on canvas and ranges from bright colors to pastels.

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Le’ Jacquard Francais Trunk Show

As the Le’ Jacquard Francais Trunk Show approaches, we want to highlight the quality and durability of these linens to give you the “why” behind choosing this brand.

Le’ Jacquard has been a textile manufacturer since 1888. They are a leader in the high-end table market and have over 2,000 retailers across the world. The fine-combed, long fibers are made of linen and cotton. The weave is criss-crossed throughout, enabling the color to show through on both sides. Le’ Jacquard set out to break traditional norms of white table linens and bring extreme color into the home, that will withstand the test of time.

 

This floral-themed tablecloth is made of 100% cotton and coated in acrylic gloss. Just like the coated placemats and napkins, the acrylic provides an easy-to-clean linen in which you can just wipe down with a damp sponge; no solvent required. This material is waterproof and stain resistant. This is handy for family meals and is designed for frequent use.

 

The Pondicherry Spices tablecloth is 100% linen and perfect for fall! This India-inspired cloth is a beautiful design with three contrasting colors that add a pop of color to the room. Linen that is well-cared for will last for years and years and make for a great addition to any home.

 

The Provence Beige runner is 100% cotton and is inspired by the south where a table can be the balcony, a patio, the grass, etc. This item is perfect for year-round entertaining and can be accented with colored napkins or tableware. A runner softens up your dining table and adds a different dimension to your table setting, while allowing your table’s character to still show through.

 

The trade show will take place on November 3rd from 11-3pm and the entire line will be 20-30% off. Bring in color swatches of your home along with table measurements, and we will pair you with the perfect table cloth and home linens. If you already know what you want, you can head to the store any time between October 13th and November 10th to receive the discounts as well.

 

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This Month’s ArtWalk features artist: Cheryl Zahniser

Every 2nd Thursday of each month, West Seattle hosts an Art Walk where local businesses showcase artists from all walks of life. This month’s featured artist brings a twist of multi-media, using everything from oils to acrylic.

What does art mean to you? To West Seattle local, Cheryl Zahniser, the process of ‘creating’ has been one of her greatest sources of joy and pleasure. Her focus on portraiture and figurative work has enabled her to explore the fascinating personalities of individuals, and to express the vibrant colors and textures of nature in her work.

For the month of October, Cheryl’s paintings (including over a dozen brand new pieces) will be on display and available for purchase in store! The collection ranges from abstract to landscapes to portraits and presents storytelling using lively colors and consistencies.

To the left are two of Cheryl’s eye-catching works of art that are currently on display, called The Power of Orange x2. These two paintings can rest side-by-side or as individuals and make for a great dining room focal point.

 

Another piece, titled “Hello Seattle”, is a large painting, depicting the view of Seattle from West Seattle’s Alki Beach. The breathtaking skyline from the corner-view has been captured beautifully in this painting. Seattlites can show support for their home town, while newcomers and visitors can respect the reflective beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

“The Blues” is an abstract painting using acrylics on canvas. This art work is wild and fun, yet up for interpretations. Cheryl states that she loves the sheer physical involvement it takes to move paint on a large canvas. Because of her enjoyment in the activity, many of her paintings are on very large canvas. Her wide array of talents are best seen in person, where the texture pops out and is defined.

 

Cheryl’s self portrait, featured on the right, depicts how she Cheryl sees herself. She has studied with many well-known artists and continues to pursue her love for art while exploring different mediums. With many of Cheryl’s incredible works of art in store, CAPERS is excited to invite all art lovers, furniture enthusiasts and gift seekers alike to come and enjoy the sights and scents.

To view more paintings, visit https://cherylzahniser.com/.

 

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CAPERS Fall Home Sale begins Saturday, September 15th