Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Annie's presents our first holiday retrospective exhibition, combining the work of most of the artists who have exhibited here this year and the work of Annie's employees. Fourteen artists will have original work for sale ranging in price from $5 to $100, and most work will be pre-matted to standard sizes or framed! Paintings, drawings, silk-screen, intaglio, and linocut prints, photography, sculpture, and functional ceramics will all be here! This year, treat someone to a gift of original art and support local artists and local business. Represented artists are Andrew Crawshaw, Barbara Dunshee, Sam Hamrick, Demian Johnston, Julia Kuskin, Susan Martin, Yoshi Nakagawa, Tom O'Brien, Maron Resur, Chris Smith, Sarah Takahashi, Jose Tenorio, Cathie Joy Young, and Kari Young.

Tom O'Brien Artwalk

Annie's is pleased to present the large-scale abstract work on paper by Tom O'Brien for the month of November. A significant break from his landscapes on canvas, these dynamic drawings in charcoal incorporate a subtle grayscale combined with expressive linework. His technique wavers between an energetic cubist approach and the less constrained principles of abstract expressionism, made more arresting by the large scale and vivid line quality. Come and see an exciting departure from the status quo!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New! Momiji Dolls!

Annie's is pleased to offer the new Momiji Dolls- based on a Japanese design, and created by artists all over the world. Each doll comes carefully packaged with a sticker of her own face and a little message. Also, each has a special compartment in which one can write a special wish or tiny letter to the lucky recipient!

Friday, October 2, 2009

October Artwalk- Prepare for the Day of the Dead!

Come stop by this Artwalk (October 10th from 6-9) and enjoy the delightfully creepy woodcuts of Sam Hamrick and the beautiful graphite drawings of Jose Tenorio! Affordably priced cards and prints will also be available.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New From Italy- Handcrafted Marbles

These marbles are hand-made and individually hand-colored in a small workshop in Italy- gorgeous colors and nice weight for a collecter or just someone who appreciates the game!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Future Framer

Annie's welcomes Harper Clementine- the new daughter of our framer Demian!

New Art Prints and Gig Posters!

New arrivals! Signed and numbered silkscreen prints from our favorite artists.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Katrina Whitney - September Artwalk

This month, Annies will be featuring the work of Katrina Whitney. Her whimsical 3-dimensional collages on antique wooden drawers and found objects are rich in color and texture and varied in subject. She describes her work as containing,

"...relics of the past within a menagerie of animals, apparitions, and objects which capture the nostalgia of (my) formative experiences. Collage is not often a medium associated with minimalism, but (I am) drawn to this aesthetic and try to avoid the typical busy and sentimental pitfalls. Whether the content is kitschy and humorous, or somber and serious, it is (my) approach and techniques that give the work continuity. The treatments, paint colors, and found imagery may have an antique appeal, but the compostiions are decidedly simple, clean, and modern."

High-quality prints of her work are also available through Artaissance, a division of Larson-Juhl framing, whose moldings are carried by Annie's. Order prints of her work through Annie's either by visiting our shop in person or by calling us at 206-784-4761. You can visit Artaissance's website at Artaissance for a large collection of Katrina's work and that of other regional and national artists, all of which can be printed to your specifications.

Come and enjoy the Ballard Artwalk this second Saturday, September 12th, from 6-9. Katrina's work will be available for view through October 8th.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Annies is now carrying Goodbyn lunchboxes! Goodbyns eliminate the need for wasteful plastic bags and drink boxes. They come with 5 seperately sealing compartments, an 8-oz bottle for drinks, and more than 275 stickers for personalization! They will last the whole school year, but are recylable when you're done with them. Very green, and very fun.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Gig Posters

We have some new posters to add to our large selection of art prints and gig posters. These are all silk-screened on paper, some with glow-in-the-dark ink! Each is signed and numbered. We are constantly adding to our collection of limited-edition prints- come and see your favorite artists!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Artwork by Susan Martin- August Artwalk at Annie's

This month, we are excited to share the work of Susan Martin, local artist and employee at Annie's Art and Frame. Inspired by the richly textured surfaces of the abandoned bunkers at Fort Worden outside of Port Townsend, Susan Martin's work features extreme close-up views of the rusted and faded pipes, walls, ceilings, and floors. The surfaces, realistically rendered in charcoal, pencil, and acrylic paint, give the impression of an organically textured abstract when viewed without background imagery. Her subjects and the technique of her work will appeal to both the lovers of photo-realism and abstract art, while her compositions' sizes (ranging from 6" square to 24" long), make her work accessible to everyone. Come and enjoy this original concept beautifully executed!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Artwalk

This month, Annie's is pleased to exhibit two artists. On our Artwalk wall, Portland artist Cathie Joy Young will display her beautifully rich paintings, while Seattle artist Barbara Dunshee's sculptural and functional ceramics will be featured in our front windows.

Barbara's porcelain sculptures runs the gamut of the whimisical to the enigmatic, with disembodied faces and crowned babies contributing to a highly original and inspired body of work. Also featured in our side window will be her brilliantly colored functional and decorative ceramic vessels.

Cathie Joy's interpretive visions of faces, figures, and animals are described as "...primal, atmospheric dreamscapes. (They) feel like directly transmitted dreams, almost like fairy tales or nursery rhymes, peaceful but discordant enough to be curious, to feel like inquiries or investigations of mystery." -Erica Steiner

Come enjoy the complementary techniques of these gifted Northwest artists!