To promote the integration and appreciation of art in the day to day life of our community.

Cover Art Courtesy of Jill Blackwell

In 2017 a group of Woodinville artists got together and established Woodinville Arts Alliance to promote art, artists and art events in Woodinville. Shortly, thereafter, we attained a 501(c)(3) status. We are funded and supported by donations, sponsorships and the City of Woodinville Tourism Grants.

Our Team

BRINGING COMMUNITY AND ART TOGETHER

Leadership

President

Carol Hook

Owner: Photography by Carol Hook
Bio: Carol Hook began her career as a journalism major with an emphasis in Photojournalism at San Diego State University and then went on to study photography. She has had a photography business since 1989 and is a 30 year member of The Professional Photographers of America, certified for the last 25 years. Carol is a resident of Woodinville since 1997, where she also owns and operates her photography studio. She is the current Chair for the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce where she has been a member since 1997. Her other duties with the Chamber include the auction committee and the Woodinville Tourism Committee. Carol was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 13 years and was awarded the Gold Acorn Award in 2006.

Vice President

Nicole Monahan

Nichole grew up with parents who supported her love of creating, whether it was painting a mural in her bedroom or building in her father’s wood-shop. After graduating from University of Illinois, working as an Architect, and then as an Art Director, she is now a full time Illustrator and owner of Monahan Studio whose focus is to bring the appreciation of nature and the web of life into our everyday moments. She also teaches art to students of all ages from her local studio among the ferns and frogs and on exotic art retreats around the world.
Nicole is an Active member of SCBWI, NAEA, is the Vice President of the Woodinville Arts Alliance, and leads the Woodinville Teen Arts Alliance. She is an award winning Artist and has a strong passion to bring more creative opportunities to her community.

Secretary

Teresa White

Treasurer

Christa Cifelli

Board of Directors

Marketing & Communications Chair

Jyl Blackwell

Since her early childhood, Jyl Blackwell has been creating art and music. She has early beginnings as a pencil and charcoal artist as well as dabbling in pastels and watercolor. She was gifted her first digital camera and her passion changed to photography. And it was through this experience that she gleaned considerable knowledge of various software programs and their capabilities. She shares a studio in Woodinville, Washington where she is a photographer and graphic designer.

“I have always been fascinated by pushing the envelope of a given piece of software. It has taken years of experimentation to develop the process I call Kinetic Flow Painting™. Layers are created by painting digitally with pixels in the manner of paint or ink. Brushes are adjusted to create flowing streams or chaotic meshes of gradient color. These are then manipulated in Photoshop to create the final image. There is depth, motion and fluidity in each piece of wall art.”

Jyl has participated in a number of online juried galleries and juried exhibitions in the Seattle area, where she has won recognition for her work

Membership Chair

Katherine Holzknecht

Katherine has lived and worked in Woodinville since 1978. She earned a B.A. in Textile Design and a M.F.A in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington. Her artworks are included in many private and corporate collections and in the Washington State Art in Public Places Program. Katherine Holzknecht also works as the office manager for Inglewood Construction Inc. and regularly uses Word, Excel and QuickBooks.

Programs Chair

Stacey Almgren

Stacey received her B.A. from Purdue University in graphic design and illustration.  She is the owner of her own graphic design company in Woodinville, which she started over 20 years ago.  She also is a professional artist, and her work has been shown throughout the United States as well as overseas.  Additionally, she is the art director at East Ridge Elementary and teaches art classes through Bellevue Community College.

Finance Chair

Jill Domoney

Jill currently works as a remote adjunct faculty member at a Kansas City area community college (JCCC) where she teaches online US History survey courses and Humanities Through the Arts (visual, performance and literary arts).

She was on the founding board of  the City of Leawood,  Arts committee from  1987-92. The committee focused on showcasing local artists at local business supported events and expanded to public space art commissions.

Jill was a member of the City of Leawood’s I-Lan Taiwan, Sister City Committee, 1992-2014. The committee created a sister city park, supported Chinese culture and art programs in two school districts within the city limits. The committee managed the installation of a large wood sculpture within City Hall.
Jill has been a resident of Woodinville since October 2020.

Development

Kristin Tufte