Cover Art Courtesy of Jill Blackwell
To promote the integration and appreciation of art in the day to day life of our community.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Marketing & Communications Chair
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
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.
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.
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.