Victrola Features rotating local artists all year long at all three Seattle locations.
We host a variety of events at the cafes as well.
Join us now for complimentary Weekly Public Coffee Cuppings at Victrola!
East Pike St. Roastery: Wednesdays at 11 am
Join the barista & roasting staff for an informal, entertaining, and caffeinating coffee sampling! Learn how folks in the international coffee community taste and evaluate their coffees, and we'll show you how it goes down, Victrola-style: sniffing, slurping, and having a good time. What better way to spend a late morning?
Our only request: please let coffee be the only fragrance at the table.
"The images that I make are reflections on, primarily, how we as humans fit into
this larger world, biosphere, ecology, etc... The work is meant to illuminate small
realities of the current state of that relationship, and where it might be going.
I'm interested in the narrative tradition, while creating images with emotive,
For the most part, I work with the traditional, low-tech medium of woodblock relief
printmaking. This is for many reasons - the accessibility, the physical process, and
the strong, sculptural line. I hand carve all of my wood blocks, with chisels,
gouges, and knives. All of those blocks are then printed in small editions by hand
with archival paper, high quality inks, and pressed with a wooden spoon."
After painting portraits and the human figure for 22 years I continue to
beintrigued and inspired by the face. I have used just about every medium and
often multi media to achieve the look and emotion I desire. As much as I love a beautiful
face, it is the cultural aspects, the oddities or the raw emotion, obvious or not,
that drives me. It is never the same thing twice.
It has always been my goal to have my work connect with the viewer on an emotional
and aesthetic level. Instead of simply painting a technically good painting, I
would rather draw a person with a mystery through the technique. Paper, wood and
fabric have become just as important as the paint to build the face and reveal
something that lies beneath the surface.
With a background in printmaking, photography, and graphic design, Andrew
Wakefield creates one of a kind, large format mixed media art pieces
focused on constructing new meaning out of found images, photographs and
documents. Seeking a new way to make art outside a traditional printmaking
studio, Andrew began experimenting with xerox transfers. Hand transferring
each element creates transparent layers resulting in a unique style that is
both old and new; familiar and strange. Andrew holds a Master's degree in
teaching with endorsements in the Visual Arts and Social Studies.
Seattle native, Tim Manthey, has been crafting strange visual art since childhood.
After years of drawing, writing and producing lo-fi, surreal videos for public
access TV, he picked up a pair of scissors and a stack of old magazines; being
struck with the urge to create handmade collages. These works quickly became a
series of whimsically disturbing dream narratives wrapped in forgotten vintage
motifs. Like album art from another dimension, Tim creates unsettling, cohesive
visions that engage the eye and draw the viewer into outlandish mindscapes.
His artwork is shown at venues and galleries around Seattle, and has been featured on
the cover of The Stranger, The 22 Magazine, To the Power of N, National
Geographic’s Photo Society, and is included in the book Modern Vintage