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

Chelle Caldwell

Chelle has been in the civil engineering field for the last 25 years doing civil CAD Design for roadway projects working for engineering firms. Following and navigating towards her passion into the creative industry, she graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle with her Fine-Arts Degree in 2015. She opened her own photography business in Woodinville. She owns Chelle Caldwell Fotographerie. She is a member of the ASMP Seattle Chapter (American Society of Media Photographers) and is an award-winning photographer. Her works have appeared in 425 Magazine. Chelle enjoys camping and hiking on her spare time. She lives in Woodinville with her family and little French bulldog LulaBelle.

Secretary

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

Treasurer

Christa Cifelli

Board of Directors

Marketing & Communications Chair
Glenda J Cooper

Glenda grew up in Virginia where she earned Bachelor degrees in Painting and Graphic Design from Mary Baldwin College. In 1999, she moved to Washington State, where she earned an Associate of Applied Arts in Animation Art and Design from the Art Institute of Seattle. She has worked as a graphic artist and web designer, currently she is focused on her oil painting and mixed media art in her Woodinville home studio. She is also a long term volunteer at the Kirkland Arts Center and teaches private lessons.

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.

Development Chair
Nicole Monahan

Nicole is an illustrator and art instructor in Woodinville, Washington. She has five years past experience putting on art shows and organizing various art events for a Seattle gallery, Art On The Ridge. She also has served on the Greenwood Arts Council in which she was an active member generating new ideas to get the community involved in art and bring quality art from around the Puget Sound to Greenwood.

Finance Chair
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