Adam One

Adam One’s work derives from a deep understanding of form and function, and an active interest in the questions of human existence through spiritual evolution. His pieces are born from the subconscious and are extremely chaotic amalgamations of archetypal subjects and stories. Meant to be ever changing and revealing, his pieces beckon one’s mind to question the world around, and to look at everything with a new perspective. Philosophically and Spiritually, Adam finds inspiration in the symbols of Theosophy, Cosmogony, Alchemy, Hermeticism and Gnosticism. It is from this groundwork that he constructs his own view of the cosmos, working ancient concepts into future imaginings.

Adrien Miller

Seeing the body in clay reconnects me to a vast, geological earth time. Water is constantly changing our bodies and our landscape. Relentless vicissitudes of personal, natural, and cultural experiences weather us and our world. It is often visible on the surface of a persons face and posture, how one is being shaped by their unique experience. With undesirable and desirable things happening regularly and unpredictably, how do we respond? I am determined to cultivate equanimity through all the pleasant and painful experiences, and my work is seeking to visualize that inner process. Experimenting curiously with stained clay slips and the ways they transition from liquid to solid, I consider these colors as illustrating and eliciting a spectrum of flowing and crude sensations. I make in a way that often leads to surprising, and unpredictable results. I am striving to convey a sense of wonder and acceptance of the unruly human predicament, weather things are flowing favorably, or falling apart.

Alexander Halladay

I paint images and scenes that I hope will evoke interest in the natural world. Seeing things I have never seen before, or would never even encounter on earth, has always been far more challenging and thought provoking than depictions of things familiar. I try to give impressions of a world never introduced to tools, unfamiliar with the noise of machinery, and free from the confines of clothing

Alison Grayson

Alison Grayson Art specializes in exquisitely carved skulls ranging from full wall fine art pieces to wearable jewelry. Each carve is guided by the skull, releasing trauma and transforming death into new life. Her work often reflects themes of nature, sacred geometry, and magic sigils as she works with the skull to reveal the beauty within.

Ariel Parrow

"I like to start with a moment mind. Just a fleeting feeling, something shared, something that's about to change everything, something significant, something a little unknown. I like to take that moment and make it last. Some common themes in my work include flora & fauna, surrealism, and outer space. I'm drawn to working large scale, storytelling, and giving new life to items that have a history already."

Carolyn Hitt

Carolyn Hitt is a multidisciplinary abstract expressionist, installation artist, and community organizer whose techniques have been honed through trial and experimentation for over 20 years. Her work reflects deep studies and interest in the concepts of self, time, love, and existence.  Her influences are both archaeological and psychological dating back to the first communications on stone walls.  "The birth of our humanity and intelligence has always been determined by tools, pottery, and cave drawings.  You could never convince me that artists and tradesfolk arent critical to the health of society and the growth of culture." 


Carolyn is the founder of Blue Cone Studios and producer of The Relevant Unknowns Vol 1., a hardback yearbook of over 500 artists practicing in Seattle.  

Casey Weldon

Originally from Southern California, Casey Weldon attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After living in Las Vegas, he relocated to Brooklyn, and finally Seattle, Washington where he now lives and works as an illustrator and fine artist. Weldon’s signature style utilizes a bright, vibrating hyperchromatic palette often portraying strange and dreamlike circumstances between people and the natural world. His carefully constructed layers of neon glazes create a supernatural glow, almost as though the painting is illuminated from within. The result is an eerie cinematic narrative that draws us into the story, where we have entered into the scene at a moment just before or after some unknown climactic event."

Coleman Anderson

I blow glass for people. My set up if fairly small, about 10 by 10 with seating for people in front. I'll generally go for 3 to 4 hours at a time, people stay for a few minutes or a few hours. I bring glasses so everyone can see what I'm seeing without being blinded by the brightness off it.

Dana Vallery

Eyes open at birth, Dana absorbs everything unique, strange and beautiful in his world. Combining capture and creation to offer sights both overlooked and startlingly visible.

Danny Stephens

As a collective in an accent towards novelty, art bridges the gaps that language leaves. We birth solutions to our woes through the creative expression of individuals who pause long enough to hear the call. Anything else in my mind is speculation. I have re-wrote my statement enough times to learn that my biggest mistake has been to be concrete in my views and processes. My art has become about curiosity. Each painting is a dive into a particular observation hoping to visually explain what I fall so short on linguistically. The fields that drive my curiosity most are synchronicity, perspective, and that curiously interactive force that lies just beyond where logic can take us. I do not know for sure that we will ever grasp it, but I feel it imperative to try. As for why I do it… I truly do not know yet. I left Mississippi 2010. After traveling the Western states in pursuit of adventures, I was led to earning an art degree from the University of Utah in 2015. Landing in Portland after graduating, I discovered visionary art.

David Lee Drake

A native of the pacific northwest,  I graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a BFA in sculpture with a focus on glass and ceramics. My work is deeply probabalistic and process-oriented, while also attempting to produce discrete, perfected forms.  This apparent dichotomy has given rise to an involved, complex system of emergent creation which is material-agnostic and genre-resistant. I work extensively with borosilicate glass, wood, plastic, ceramic,  puzzling connections both magnetic and otherwise, found objects, sound, light, and non-physical processes. My most important work tends to inhabit the realm of mysterious artifacts from some other reality and are meant to open rifts in our perception and introduce novel patterns into the visual processing core of the observer, inoculating the mind and closing an etheric circuit, thereby enabling connection with other earths.

Lily Le

Lily is a vibrant artist of many different mediums. Her creations are all lovingly created and shared during her frequent travels across the PNW. She describes her work as, “mystical holographic worlds inspired by her roots and love of ritual and street arts."

Morgan Sobel

Interconnection is paramount in my work as a visual artist. Utilizing my love of precision, I work with fine instruments (from teeny tiny paint brushes to dangerously sharp colored pencils) and strive to weave a gossamer, organic web between foreground midground and background, between the deep places and the emerging light. I am seeking the vision within form of color of what is emerging. Rather than determine what the piece should be, I allow it to bloom into existence. My work is tuning the frequency of this complex world so it can sing in subtle harmony.

Sofia Tveter

Kasha, who is currently based out of Seattle, started painting 5 years ago as a hobby. Through further exploration it became clear to her that painting was meant to be apart of her life. Now, Kasha paints to visually tell stories, concepts and visions that come to her through meditation or life experiences. She works primarily with oils and acrylics and draws further inspiration from the worlds around her.

Tim Manthey

Under the mossy trees of the Pacific Northwest, exploring abandoned places and old books, I began as a visual artist early in life. Years were occupied with drawing, writing, and lo-fi, surreal video projects. Then in 2009 with a pair of scissors and a stack of recycled magazines, I began crafting collage art. The collage-making soon became practice, ritual, love, and took shape as a series of handmade dream narratives. I continuously collect forgotten vintage media to cut and paste, striving for balanced visuals that compel and play with the imagination. Cloud Nectar shows at venues and galleries around Seattle and has been featured in album art, The Stranger, The 22 Magazine, FMG Monthly, The Panhandler, National Geographic’s Photo Society, and in Modern Vintage Illustration. 

Violet Onderwater

From traveling all edges of the world, Violet has been collecting inspiration for her work from her experiences, the lands, and the influential characters on her path. She aspires to join in the collective transformation of the world with her paintings, by aiming to inspire kindness and purity through her themes, inspiring a journey which is inner or outer, and shining healing out through her work.

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