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.