Jan 23 2019
On Christmas Eve this last year, local artist – Christine Olson – lost her art studio to arson. As many of you have heard, a fire was started in Fremont on December 24th, 2018 and burned down Sfingiday – Olson’s studio, that was newly opened and featured gifts, art and fine craft from around the U.S.
To assist Olson in getting back up on her feet, CAPERS is holding a pop-up benefit in her honor on January 26th and 27th. The pop-up will run all weekend long, however Olson will be present in-store Saturday, the 26th from 11am-4pm. All proceeds from art sales (Olson’s and other local artists that she promotes) will go directly to Olson.
Please invite friends and neighbors to come to the event and enjoy drinks while supporting a member of our community.
Some of the art that will be available:
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Nov 21 2018
For the month of November, CAPERS has sent out a post a day to show what we are ‘Thankful For’. More than anything, we are ‘Thankful For’ our customers and our West Seattle Junction community! It is so important that we appreciate and support one another in our neighborhood.
We want to highlight a few of the things that we have been ‘Thankful For’ so far this month, as today is all about being appreciative!
As stated previously, we are so ‘Thankful For’ local businesses that encourage shopping small and keep our community thriving! Thank you to all of our neighbors on California Ave.
Small Business Saturday is coming up this Saturday so head to the Junction and get some Christmas Shopping Done! CAPERS also carries many local goods from local artists, jewelers, ceramicists, authors, etc. We are so ‘Thankful For’ all of our artists!
We also want to express how ‘Thankful’ we are for fair trade organizations and products. Fair trade means that workers are treated fairly with their time, duties and pay. We are huge supporters of fair trade products and have many in-store.
Last but not least, we are very ‘Thankful For’ Le’Jacquard for enabling us to carry their beautiful linens for many years. We love the bright colors and intricate designs.
Thank you to all of the manufacturers that help us to make our store beautiful! We are so appreciative of the creating process, workers, delivery drivers, customers, employees and everyone who makes this possible. Thank you!
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Nov 7 2018
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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