5208 Ballard Ave
Monday-Saturday 11-7
Sunday 11-5

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Opening reception, Saturday December 12th from 7-9 pm

Please join us this Saturday for Ballard Artwalk. Many shops will be open late for your viewing and shopping pleasure.

Into the Ether is a collection of anonymous notes, rants, manifestos, confessions, love letters, and the utterly indecipherable compositions left in the typewriters at 20twenty.

For the past five years, before each vintage typewriter is sold, we've grabbed that piece of paper that folks have been typing away on, ostensibly to test the quality of the typewriter, but more often than not, also leaving something behind. That something, for better or worse, is this show....it's mundane, it's confessional, it's juvenile, absurd and funny, and sometimes even slightly poetic. Completely anonymous conscious and unconscious ramblings, sent straight into the ether...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MASTER, by Anna Wetzel opens Saturday Novemeber 14th, 7-9pm

Join us Saturday for artwalk, 7-9 pm


Anna Wetzel is a Seattle based artist, born in Kansas City, Missouri. Influenced by living in two originally industrial cities positioned within vast wilderness, her work often explores the ways societies define themselves and work through existential neuroses in relation to the surrounding landscape and wildlife.

Through a new series of self portraits, Anna Wetzel constructs an identity of power based on domestication of the supernatural animals in our midst. When coaxed into submission, these wild creatures become fanciful pets and objects for personal adornment, paraded triumphantly by their bearer as a picture of companionship turned into risky captivity.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

POLAROID 600 speed film

We have about 35 packs left. Definitely the last place in Seattle to carry the polaroid 600 speed instant film, so come by if you need some. We also have a great collection of cameras on hand. Film is $30 a pack, and was the last run of film produced, which expires at the beginning of September.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Portraits of Fiction, opens Saturday October 10th 7-9 pm

Portraits of Fiction explores the process of collage through found photographs. Julia Salamonik detaches images of people from their surroundings and delicately tucks them away into understated yet striking scenes. All at once simple and quiet they each have a slightly playful side to them.

Born into a tight knit Polish family, Julia grew up amidst a strong cultural tradition of storytelling. She recently graduated from the University of Washington where she studied Photography and Slavic Languages and Literature.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Factoria art opening Saturday Sept. 12th, 6 pm


New works (primarily on paper) by Jamey Braden, Aaron Harris, Daniel Mitchell, and Darin Shuler. Along with each artist's visceral, often humorous original artworks, FACTORIA will include various artist "products," "byproducts," and "manufacturings." These multiples specifically comprising of zines, prints, pins, jewelry, and clothing. The artists often work together and gave created for this show a Happy Little Factory.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Work from the upcoming LIGHT, SOUND, REPEAT group show, opening Saturday July 11th at 7 pm

Carlos Esparza

Joey Bates

Monday, June 22, 2009

LIGHT, SOUND, REPEAT, group show curated by Alexa Anderson

Light, Sound, Repeat

A group Show curated by Alexa Anderson

Opens Saturday July 11th at 7 pm (Ballard Artwalk), and runs through August 5th.

Light, Sound, Repeat is a group show featuring locals Joey Bates, Laura Kinney and Carlos Esparza. This show challenged the artists to visually represent light, sound and repetition in any way they wished. Working independently of each other, they each interpret these three ideas in distinctly different ways.

Artist Statements

Carlos Esparza:
For Light, Sound, Repeat, i am exploring the limits of intellectual property and just what it means to "make an image.' I have rephotographed and combined images from popular cinema into thematic tryptics; sampling to make my own compositions, quoting to form my own statements. Addressing the mediation of our visual experience the only way i can, by mediating it further.


Joey Bates:
I generally focus on portraiture. For this show on light, sound and repetition I am looking at different ways of visually representing sound in conjunction with portraiture.


Laura Kinney:
Humans are constantly searching for patterns and connections; in my creative process I find connections through materials I use in an attempt to make sense of it all.

STILL selling polaroid film/cameras

Still have film and cameras, just ordered another 100 packs of 600 speed film!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Artwalk this Saturday, 7 pm-10pm

Great show this weekend with collaborative work by James Key and Amber Gephart. Resin finished mixed media pieces with graphic images and industrial photography. Opening Reception Saturday June 13th, from 7-10 pm

Monday, April 27, 2009

Natalia Czajkiewicz show opens Saturday May 9th, 7 pm

Please join us for Ballard artwalk!

Natalia Czajkiewicz is an artist living and working in Seattle, Washington. Raised in California, her work is heavily influenced by living in the rainy grey city. Primarily drawing and painting females, she is inspired by women, human interaction, and hand-drawn type.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Residence by Robin Stein, Opens Saturday March 14th, 7-10 pm

Residence by Robin Stein, Opening reception 7-10 pm, Saturday March 14th.

Residence is a exhibition of several parallel bodies of work by Seattle based artist Robin Stein. Through photographs and collage, subtly spectacular objects and structures are presented as monuments to the fantastic possibilities within familiar landscapes. Houses lifted out of the ground, a forest of crystals, the natural origami of receipts, and the surreality of agriculture all factor into to this brief collection of the artist's recent works.

Robin Stein is an artist living and working in Seattle, Washington. While initially focusing on photography, in recent years his work has expanded to incorporate installation, sculpture, fabric-works, collage and moving images. He is a member of the collaborative music project Flexions.

website : http://eidophusikon.net

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Still selling polaroid film

I think we are one of the last places in Seattle...polaroid film for any 600 speed camera. $22 per pack.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Homeland, by Stacey Rozich

Opening Reception February 14th from 7-9pm. Please join us for this event, Stacey will be in attendance.


Artist Bio:Stacey Rozich is a Seattle-based artist and Illustrator. Old children's books, graphic novels and comic art are some of her biggest artistic influences; yet Slavic folk tales are the largest driving force behind this series. After studying Illustration at California College of Arts in San Francisco she has come back to her own homeland to continue producing and developing several series out of her studio in Pioneer Square.

Artist Statement about the series: In a nod to her Yugoslav background, "Homeland" works traditional costumes and folklore into a storybook world of warrior women and ghoulish monsters. While using a bold and simple palette for her folk pieces, a cartoon-like quality can be seen in the character design and execution. Striking patterns set off the delicate features in each portrait. Likewise with the creatures, texture and color are used to convey intimidation and reverence. Each piece stands alone in meticulous craft and all together as a vibrant tale waiting to be told.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Magick Spectrum, Group Show Opens Jan. 10th 7-9 pm

Magick Spectrum curated by Aimee Butterworth, opens January 10th at 20twenty with art by Jamey Braden, Daniel Mitchell, Derek Charm, Christopher Brown, Rondo, Wil Adams, and Meghan Hanlin

Please join us for the opening on Saturday Jan. 10th from 7-9 pm. Show will run until Feb. 11th