West Elm Seattle / by Misha Zadeh Graham

Exciting news: I'm West Elm Seattle's Artist of the month for October.  West Elm is a national home furnishings store and part of the Pottery Barn family. Kind of like the more modern, edgier little sister. I've been a huge fan since they opened their South Lake Union location a few years ago (2201 Westlake Ave). In addition to their own gorgeous furniture and housewares, each West Elm store carries a selection of goods made by local vendors. They also offer local artisans the opportunity to host weekend Pop-Up shops within their space –I'm doing one on December 10th, please save the date!) and they have a dedicated wall where one local artist shows their art for the whole month. Each employee I've interacted with has been fantastic, too. You must go and check out their beautiful wares — and living plant wall — and my art, of course.

My husband Ben and I hung my show (12 framed, one of a kind, cut-paper artworks) on Saturday and by Monday five pieces had already sold, so I was back today replenishing with new pieces. As mentioned, the show will hang through the end of October, so please stop by if you are in the neighborhood. Looks like there might be new pieces added weekly! The subject matter is quirky animals. Mostly owls but a few other surprises thrown in, too. All made from my own etchings and monoprints, with additional hand-drawn embellishments layered on top. Pops of vibrant color and my typical modern touch. Also, each animal has a back story and you get to read all about it once you've bought the piece. If you see something you like but can not make it down to the shop, let me know and we can arrange an online sale. I am happy to ship the matted pieces, unframed.

Buyers who email me after their purchase will receive a thank you gift of holiday letterpress cards.

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