Belltown Art Walk, 6pm until closing. Visit http://belltownartwalk.com/
Edmonds Art Walk, 5pm-8pm. Visit www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5pm-8pm. All three museums are free. Call 253.272.4258 or www.artwalktacoma.com/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm. May through October
Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, hosts the book release and signing party for Duane Pasco’s autobiographical art book, Life As Art, published by University of Washington Press. A master carver and scholar of the Native art and languages of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Duane Pasco has been a central contributor to the renaissance of formline artwork over the past fifty years. A reception starts at 6pm, and the lecture an book signing are at 7pm.
Art+Sci Salon: Art, Ecology, and Community at the Tacoma Art Museum from 6-8pm.
View Creating the New Northwest with a focus on art, ecology, and the community. Art+Se ci is a collaboration with University of Puget Sound. It is a new venture to bring scientists, artists, and interdisciplinary thinkers together through conversations and the emergent collaborations.
Vashon Island Allied Arts Garden Tour will feature art related to the garden, 10am-5pm. Visit www.vashonalliedarts.org.
One of the hallmarks of the impressionist artists was their use of images from everyday life, about all classes of people. This was new at the time, and it gave other artists inspiration to do the same thing. The new series currently showing of 1876 and 1880 illustrations from the Art Journal is a good example of this. The 1880 stipple engraving you see here is “Gamesters,” an image of two ordinary young boys playing cards. This, and many more illustrations from the period, may be seen at the Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th Avenue NE in Seattle.
From June 15 through October 6, Tacoma Art Museum will share more than 100 works from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan collection, in “Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection.” The exhibition includes works in all media by some of our most beloved regional artists, such as William Cumming, Gaylen Hansen, Paul Havas, William Ivey, Fay Jones, James Martin, Alden Mason, Ginny Ruffner, Preston Singletary, Akio Takamori, and more.
Join artists in a visual dialogue with the community that questions, examines, celebrates, criticizes, and queries the right to bear arms in a show opening at the Bherd Gallery, 312 N. 85th. Street in Seattle, on June 14 from 6-9pm. This exhibit will include artists who are gun collectors and artists who are anti-firearm activists and those who hold opinions that range between the two extremes. Featured artists include: Rodrigo Valenzuela, Greg Lundgren, Kate Protage, Adream de Valdivia, Frank Germano, Rick Klu, Tatiana Kalderash, Crystal Barbre, Stanley Porkoski, Sam Wood, Dan Voelker and Miguel Edwards. Shown: Adream de Valdivia, Fathers Funerary Mantle.
Permanent Collection and First Light on view through September 22 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Opening June 14 and on view through September 22 at the all-new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is “Selections from the Permanent Collection” in the John and Lillian Lovelace Gallery. Also showing is a regional group exhibit called “First Light” in the Rachel Feferman Gallery. Located just off the Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry terminal at the corner of Highway 305 and the main street of Bainbridge, Winslow Way, the new art museum will be a welcoming landmark and a prominent community resource for quality arts education and lifelong learning, hosting gallery tours, artist talks, school group visits, panel discussions, videos, printed and digital documentation of art, and hands-on art activities. Admission to the museum will be free through sponsorships and donations.
Shown: Max Grover, Red Car Trip at Dusk Photo Credit: Nick Felkey.
“BUSTER SIMPSON // SURVEYOR” opens June 15 at the Frye Art Museum. The first-ever survey of work by a Seattle artist renowned as a pioneer of site-specific, process-driven, environmental art and for his groundbreaking contribution to dialogues about civic responsibility, ecology, and the role of public art.
“Flora Plastica,” last shown at the Tacoma Art Museum, has been reinvented and has reappeared at this year’s “Art of the Garden” on view through August 1 at Schack Art Center in Everett at 2921 Hoyt Avenue. Also included are four new sculptures, Burst. Cascade, Encircle & Ripple. Shown: Flora Plastica by Barbara De Pirro.
“Roads Leading Home,” an exhibit of new landscape paintings by Chinese artist Liang Wei, opens in a reception tonight from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Now living back in China, he was an artist in residence in Shenzhen and exhibited throughout the country including Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Highly educated and well respected in his career as a painter there, his works respond to the influences of the Western World and American painters. His paintings are in demand in China and in the USA.
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk from 5-8pm. More information and maps: www.blitzcapitolhill.com
West Seattle Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, Visit www.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com.
Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, along Greenwood Ave. North from 67th-87th St. Visit http://artupgreenwood-phinneyblogspot.com/
Kirkland Art Walk 6-9pm
Everett Art Walk, 4pm-7pm. Visit www.everettartwalk.org.
LaConner Art Walk, 4pm-8pm. www.laconnerchamber.com/
The all-new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art opens.
Gage Academy of Art students celebrate a year filled with artistic discovery and intensive study at the 21st annual Best of Gage Student Exhibition, Awards & Sale on Friday, June 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join the celebration as students, artists and art enthusiasts alike peruse more than 200 works representing diverse media, subjects, and individual styles. The 2013 Best of Gage features wine and hors d’oeuvres, and music by local folk group Tinker’s Dram. The event is open to the public, free of charge. Gage Academy of Art is located at 1501 10th AVE E, Seattle, WA, 98102.
55th Edmonds Arts Festival, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest arts celebrations. Plan to attend for a free, fun filled Father’s Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri.,11am-9pm, Sat., 10am-8pm., Sun. 10am-6pm. Visit www.edmondsartsfestival.org for more information.
Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyallup, the largest street festival in Pierce
County. Visit www.puyallupmainstreet.com.
See N Sip: Art and Winetasting. Silent auction of artist made drinking vessels.
Museum of Northwest Art Annual Art Auction in LaConner. Preview: June 14. The museum’s largest annual fundraiser – for seasoned and novice art collectors – Over 300 works by emerging through master artists. Visit www.museumofnwart.org for more information.
“The Landscape: Evoked” featuring works by Marsha Burns, Kimberly Clark, Tamblyn Gawley, Jim Holl, Dale Lindman, and Robert Perlman opens June 8 from 2-4pm at Prographica/fine works on paper, 3419 E. Denny Way in Seattle. On view through July 13, the show is the second of two back-to-back exhibitions in which landscape is the central concern. The artists are working at the non-objective end of the continuum, and since specific references to subject matter are absent, they must rely on other formal cues to create an illusion of space that will be “convincing.” Also, the gallery is hosting a reading of poetry by Carlos Lara and John Duvernoy on Wednesday evening June 12 at 7:00 pm. Shown: Robert Perlman, Number 6.
Organized by Director Sylvia Wolf, “Industrial Effects: Photographs from the Henry Art Gallery Collection traces evolving attitudes toward industry from the 19th century until now. The show, on view from June 8 through September 1, includes works by Berenice Abbott, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Edward Burtynsky, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, and Catherine Wagner, among others. Shown: Catherine F. Wagner. Genetically Engineered Tomatoes. 1994. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Burt and Jane Berman.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, kicks off the 2013 Juried Artist Series with “On the Edge” featuring work from Andy Siebert, Ann Marie Cooper, Chris Shreve, Doug Forrest and Taj Williams. The opening reception will be held during the Downtown Art Walk, Friday, June 7 from 6-9pm. On The Edge will be an exhibit of bold, loud colors and patterns in a variety of media all working together in a harmonious display of works that push the envelope. Painting, drawing, and clay are all tools for the expression of the artists. The show runs through June 29.
The Anacortes Arts Commission opens “Feathered Friends,” a group show featuring Craig Weakley, Mark Maulden, Marius HibbardGwen Berthiez, Trish Vishnevetsky, Shelley Johnson, Vince Streano, and Dick Smith at The Depot, 611 R. Avenue in Anacortes.
Anchor Art Space, 219 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm with “The Harmony of Silence,” featuring the works of Alma Chaney, Aaron Haba, Trish Maharam, and Timea Tihanyi.
Gasworks Gallery, 3815 4th. Avenue NE in Seattle, celebrates summer with their annual beginning-of-summer gallery party and studio opening from 8pm until ? All three floors with their artists will be open.
Steeb Russell, a local self-taught ‘Paintoonist’ who works with acrylic paint on found wood, opens in a reception from 6-9pm at the Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly Street in Bellingham.
Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street in Kirkland, presents their annual artists’ show in the KAC Gallery featuring work from 40 pieces by 40 different artists in a variety of media. This year’s exhibition was juried by Linda Hodges, owner of the Linda Hodges Gallery in Pioneer Square. The opening reception is from 6-8pm. Shown: Into the Sky, Mary Dee Mateo.
Ornamental Arts Gallery 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will feature woodworker John Luke. John uses a variety of specialty woods to create boxes and tables. His box designs are varied and unique using a variety of specialty woods. Live music at the opening reception from 4-7pm will be Michael Gotz, jazz guitar and foot pedal bass. Visit their website for more details at OrnamentalArtsGallery.com.
“Contemporary Realism,” featuring paintings by Richard Hall and Eileen Sorg, opens at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow, during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm. Sorg is a Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society, Society of Animal Artists, and Women Painters of Washington. Shown: Eileen F. Sorg, Splitting Hares.
Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, presents a collection of etchings, monotypes and giclee prints from the vaults of Island International on Guemes Island. Island International represents regional artists and brokers their work throughout galleries across the United States. Some of the artists included are Christa Malay, Anne Belov, Elizabeth Ockwell, Tony Turpin, Beki Killoran, Joanne Kollman, Mamie Joy Rayburn and many more. The opening reception is from 6-9 pm, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Summer Artwalk.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens for the Bainbridge Island Art Walk from 6-8pm with entertainment by Bainbridge Island’s The BBC Jazz Trio. The exhibit, “Solstice Faire,” on view through June 30, features the subject of long light and short shadows interpreted by several of the gallery’s artists in a variety of mediums. Shown: Anna Whitmore, golden rutilated quartz, 14k gold & oxidized sterling silver.
The pop-up A Gallery on Occidental Park, 117 South Main Street, opens at 6pm with Ian, Theo, Johnny, an exhibition of selected works by Ryan Weatherly.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens “William Morris: Archives Works|1985-2007” in a reception from 5-8pm. On view through July 28, the exhibit features over 20 archived sculptures that may have appeared in museum exhibitions or literature about William Morris, but are being released onto the market for the first time. Morris’ work can be found in many museum collections, including Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Smithsonian National Museum of American Art (Washington DC) and Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris). Shown: Artifact Still Life.
“Sensing Color” by Marcio Díaz, opens at the ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. from 5-8pm and is on view through July 27. The paintings reveal the different qualities of light and weather that captivated Diaz after his move to the Pacific Northwest from Nicaragua. “His painting method is a bright-hued variation on the pointillism of Seurat, building an image from vibrant circles of color,” wrote Michael Upchurch in the Seattle Times. “The tensions between shimmer and almost-solid objects are exquisite.” Shown: Beautiful Trail.
Bryan Ohno Gallery opens its NEW Seattle, International District space for contemporary art located at 521 S. Main Street, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Showing is “METAPHORS OF A LANDSCAPE ,” featuring the intertwining nature of art and science by artist Adrianne Smits. Yale-graduate artist Adrianne Smits, who just returned from a scientific research in Phnom Penh will introduce her paintings at Bryan Ohno’s new gallery space. At the artist talk on June 8, she will share her intersection between science and art.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Avenue South, opens from 6-8pm with the work of San Francisco photographer Carol Charney who creates contemplative compositions, pushing the boundaries between photography and painting. Using water and ice to create texture and brushstrokes, Charney captures points of transition, where interior meets the outside world. Also on view is a selection of mixed media paintings by Eric Zener. Exhibitions of his work have been held nationally and internationally for over 20 years, including exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Palm Springs Art Museum and the Alfabia Museum in Sutmoto, Japan. Shown: Interior Landscape by Carol Charney.
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue s. opens for First Thursday from 6-8pm with new works by Sally Ketcham and “Windows” by Ray Schutte.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., is showing their fourth one-person exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Seattle artist, Sherry Markovitz on view through June 29. Her work is in the permanent collections of The American Craft Museum, New York; The Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Dow Jones Collection, New York; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Henry Art Gallery; Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. Also showing is the ninth one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Mark Calderon. The exhibition will include sculpture made from different materials ranging from cast bronze to repair tape for book spines. Both artists will give talks about their work on Saturday, June 8 at noon.
Juan Alonso Studio, 214 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with a special reception for a Red Cross Disaster Relief exhibition of Alonso’s art work. 50% of all proceeds will go to the Red Cross for tornado victims. He will also accept donations on line through his website.
Running through June 28 at the Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, is Seattle artist Libby L. Gerber who will showcase work from her series “The Topography of Cracks.” Gerber explores the intersections between urban life, the environment, and society. Gerber exhibits her work in both traditional and unconventional public spaces as well as formal galleries. She has shown work at the Center on Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, LAUNCH, The Audubon Center at Debs Park, The Milagro Allegro Community Garden, Gallery 825, Santa Ana College, The City of Brea Municipal Gallery, and the Angel’s Gate Cultural Center. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, presents “ Beyond and Back,” an exhibition of new work by Seattle painter Linda Jo Nazarenus. Inspired by travels in Sweden and the American Southwest, Nazarenus’ oil paintings communicate reverence for nature in a realist style. The artist will attend the opening reception First Thursday, June 6, from 6-8pm. Nazarenus majored in art history and Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington. She has been exhibiting with Lisa Harris Gallery since 2005. Shown: They, Them.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, brings explosive color and experimental mixed media to the gallery to usher in Spring. Tactile explorations in glass, metal and paint by Bill Baber join forces with Stacie Chappell’s acrylics on canvas to bring light and warmth. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.
Peter Scherrer’s solo show,”EVERYTHING RIGHT AND ANYWHERE NOW,” is on view in the Platform Gallery space, 114 Third Avenue S., in the Tashiro Kaplan Building,with a reception for the artist on June 6 from 6-8pm. Peter Scherrer’s latest work builds upon the dense and damp territories of his 2011 show and expands the frenetic energy found in his unyielding landscapes. Working in both watercolor on paper and oil on canvas, this collection of new paintings creates views into fantastic worlds where night owls melt into trees while snakes hide in the branches. In a spirit of camaraderie and mutual support, Platform has generously loaned the use of their space for this show to SEASON.
Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, is showing “Urban Legend,” Justin Lee Martin’s videos, vocal scores and psycho-geographic drawings based on his explorations of urban wandering. Martin questions how we experience constructed space through individual or collective memory. On view through June 29, the show opens from 5-8pm.
Personal experiences, cultural engagement and transformation stories animate Rick Bartow’s wood sculpture, monotypes and paintings on view through June 29 at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. “Origin of Song” presents over twenty brand new works on panel and paper, as well as recent sculpture and paintings. Bartow has shown work in museum and gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of over 20 museums, and he is the recipient of multiple awards and residencies. The reception for his show is from 6-8pm. Shown: Man and Owl Conversation.
Opening from 5-8pm at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, is “Australian Glass Now,” an exhibition of glass sculpture by twelve contemporary artists who have made significant contributions to the Australian Studio Glass Movement, and the ongoing creative exchange between Australia and the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition coincides with the Museum of Glass’ exhibition Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest and summer programming at Pilchuck Glass School.
Wallingford Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, from May-October. Call 206.547.5177 or visit email@example.com
Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area 6pm-8pm.
Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. Maps: www.firstthursdayseattle.com
Anacortes Galleries are open from 6pm-9pm. Visit www.anacortesart.com
Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 5pm-8 or 9pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org/
Bellingham Downtown Art Walk from 6pm-10pm. Visit http://www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk/
Bremerton Gallery Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us
Ellensburg Art Walk, 5pm-7:30pm, in Historic Downtown Ellensburg.
Fremont Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Visit http://fremontfirstfriday.com/
Issaquah Art Walk, 5pm-9pm, from May-September only, in Downtown Issaquah.
Sequim Art Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Sequim.
Vashon Island Gallery Cruise, 6pm-9pm. Call Silverwood Gallery 206.463.1722.
Ballard Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Call Ballard Chamber of Commerce at 206.784.9705. www.centraldistrictartwalk.com/.
Central District Art Walk from 1pm-5pm. at various locations around 23rd Ave & E Cherry St.
Georgetown Art Attack, 6-9pm. Visit www.georgetownartattack.com
Port Angeles Art Walk, 5-8pm. Visit www.portangelesdowntown.com/
Poulsbo Art Walk from 5-8pm. http://poulsboartwalk.com/default.aspx
Join a late night soiree to celebrate Minimalism at SAM Remix on Friday, June 7, 8 pm–midnight. Seattle Art Museum downtown will be alive with Seattle’s hottest DJ’s, dance performances, interactive art making, live music, and more. The first 50 people sporting a monochrome outfit get in free. Advance ticket purchase is highly encouraged. SAM Remix is open to ages 18 and over only.
Anacortes Summer Art Walk features over 20 artists all along Commercial Avenue, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Call Kathy at Scott Milo Gallery, 360/293-6938.
ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, 14th Annual Gala & Auction. A night of food, wine, bidding, entertainment, and camaraderie is set to take place June 8 at the Seattle Design Center. Splash of Color, ArtsWest’s 14th annual Gala & Auction, benefits ArtsWest’s artistic and education programs. For more information, please contact Loryn Hatten at 206-938-0963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, opens a “CONTEMPORARY QUILT AND TEXTILE SHOW” with a special reception during the Langley Art Walk on June1 from 5-7pm. . Featured are fiber artists: Carys Ann Hamer, Cynthia Husted and Cheryl Kamera and quilt artists: Carol Jerome, Elizabeth Ford Ortiz, Janet Steadman, and Gale Whitney. The show runs through June 24.
The Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor, is hosting Catherine foster’s “Peace Prevails Project.” There will be live demos by the artist starting at 1pm on June 1. She’ll demonstrate how she makes the copper embossed pieces, followed by live music featuring Alejandro Fleites and refreshments. Shown: the 6’ tall Gloria the Maiden of Peace.
Pottery Northwest is showing "Prospecting," a solo exhibition of work by Dane Youngren through June 28 in the gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 6- 8 pm. Youngren has been an artist in residence at the gallery since 2011. His art engages with the everyday structures of the built environment serving transportation, industrial, and other functional purposes.