Celebrate “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945” the Seattle Asian Art Museum‘s Art Deco building, and summer in Volunteer Park this Friday from 6:30-10:30pm with Deco Night hosted by the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas.
July 25, 26, & 27
Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair features thousands of original artworks, an exciting mix of community programs, free admission to BAM, live music, and more. Whether you are a seasoned art aficionado searching for the next piece to add to your collection or are just looking to have some fun, BAM ARTSfair is a destination for everyone who loves art. Plus, it’s free. Held annually at Bellevue Square. Get there early, because this fair is jam packed every single year. For more than 60 years, BAM ARTSfair has been celebrating the connection between the museum’s community and the world of art, craft, and design. 9:30 to 9:30 all three days with the exception of Sunday when it closes at 6pm.
Arctic Raven Gallery, 130 First Street, features a collection of Northwest Coast Indian masks, wood carvings and prints including artists of the Coast Salish, Kwaguilth, and Makah nations as well as the more northern Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian. Shown at the left: Walrus by Brandon Oseuk.
Gallery 9, 60 First Street, showcases a new exhibit featuring husband and wife team Teri Jo Summer Dale Reiger. Summer shows her new handmade art clothing and Reiger shows his new paintings and glass art from through August 8. Shown at the right by Dale Reiger.
Island Studios 270 Spring Street, www.islandstudios.com. The gallery offers a large collection of paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, glasswork, sculptures, textiles, pottery, books and music.
WaterWorks Gallery , 315 Argyle Ave., is showing “WAXED WORLDS: The Small and the Large of It.” The encaustic mixed media by Nichole Dement & Danielle Dean Palmer is on view through July 26.
And the newest member, of the Friday Harbor galleries is Ogle Fine Art Studio, 180 First Street. The gallery features wood carvings, watercolor paintings and abstract acrylic paintings, as well as co-owner Janie Ogle’s hand-painted silk scarves
On view through August 16 at Prographica Gallery, 3419 East Denny Way, is “Summer Show,” featuring work by Kathy Gore-Fuss, Kathy Liao, Henk Pander, Robert Schlegel, and Vanessa Tran. This will be Pander’s first show at Prographica. His work is included in numerous museum, civic, and corporate collections. Also showing at the gallery for the first time is Kathy Liao who is the recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, a Brooks Fellowship from Anderson Ranch, and most recently a Jentel Artist Residency (June/July 2014). Shown: Breathe In by Kathy Liao.
PAWA (Plein Air Washington Artists) and artEAST Art Center are sponsoring “NW Landscapes Grand & Intimate” plus “Art Outside” Plein Air Festival juried exhibitions July 18–August 28. Opening receptions are on Friday, July 18, 6:30–8pm at Blakely Hall, 550 NE Park Dr, and Saturday, July 19, 6:30–8pm at artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street, both in Issaquah. Shown at the left and above: Shadow Patterns, Weeks Falls, Olallie State Park” Jan Albach Jewell, “Farm Fields” Joy Olney,“Peeled and Peeling (Needle Creek Fire at Harts Pass)” Suze Woolf, “Blue Sky” Ann Elizabeth Scott.
Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike, presents their newest show, “Fantasy in the City.” The exhibit consists of works by over 30 artists who imagine a world where science fiction and fantasy clash with modern city lives. The opening reception is from 7-11pm.
Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., opens with a reception from 5-8pm with “Fresh off the Easel,” featuring Sandy Byers’ credit card paintings. On view through August 15, the paintings in the show are the result of an artist’s innovation when she left her brushes behind. Meet Sandy and enjoy champagne and desserts at the reception. In addition, Andy Eccleshall will be providing
a painting demo from 5:30 – 8:00. Shown at the right: Stony Beach by Sandy Byers.
“Canvas and Camera,” featuring artists Delores Haugland and Spec Fulmer, is on view at Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm. The two former Burnley School of Professional Art exhibit the different paths they took after graduation.
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.edmondsartwalk.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.www.seattledesigncenterartwalk.com
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum. And the Washington State History Museum are open from 5 – 8pm. All three museums are free. www.artwalktacoma.com
Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.portorchardartwalk.com.
Everett Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm.www.everettartwalk.com
Friday Harbor Gallery Walk from 4-8pm for art, food and fun. – Call Waterworks Gallery , 360.378.3060 for more information.
Art@SDC, a collection of galleries located at the Seattle Design Center , sponsors En Plein Air, an indoor/outdoor art festival on July 17. The event includes community art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, food, and more. The festival is in conjunction with SDC’s July Third Thursday Open Galleries. Doors will be open from 5-10pm. Complimentary admission and parking are provided to the public.
July 18 – 20
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Farmers/Growers Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit www.sequimtour.org.
July 19 – 20
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.
Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Woolley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitvalley.com.
Osprey Letterpress , 108 NW Canal Street in Seattle, opens “ Altered Surfaces,” an exhibition of prints, drawings, and paintings by Guy Palmer Merrill. The opening reception will be held on Saturday July 12 from 6 – 9 p.m.The works echo invented spaces and astronomical patterns where geologic phenomena intersect with materials and process to create rich histories on paper and canvas.
“WAXED WORLDS: The Small and the Large of It” opens today in a reception from 4-7pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor. The encaustic mixed media by Nichole Dement & Danielle Dean Palmer is on view through July 26. Dement is interested in representing what isn’t seen, from the many metaphors found in dream states to the multiple dimensions of Quantum Physics. Palmer’s work depicts a world between times using a blend of old and new image making techniques to reveal a primal and personal vision of nature in its most elemental form.
Opening July 12 from 6-9pm at the Mainframe Shop, 3400 Harbor Ave SW #105 in West Seattle, is “Mechano Vehicles.” The exhibit, on view through August 2, features veteran SoCal artist Juan Thorp and SF underground artist Dave Ho. New gallery hours on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.
Gallery 9, 60 First Street in Friday Harbor, opens from 4-7pm today with a new exhibit featuring husband and wife team Teri Jo Summer Dale Reiger. Summer shows her new handmade art clothing and Reiger shows his new paintings and glass art from through August 8.
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, located in the Wallingford Center at 1815 N. 45th #212 in Seattle, is celebrating their 28th anniversary through August 3. On view is a wide selection of new works from artists working in fiber art, jewelry, and much more.
The members of Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, join forces to strut their stuff in this year’s Annual Member Showcase “It’s All in the Details.” The mission is to create a new design highlighting an aspect of fine woodworking that is signature to the studio artisans’ pursuit. The gala reception for the public and woodworking artists will be Friday July 11th 6-9pm at the gallery located at 2111 1st Ave. Shown: Fletcher Bay Sideboard by Hugh Montgomery.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, invites the public to a reception on July 11 which includes music by the Julie Duke Band on the Plaza. Shibori master, Carter Smith is featured in a show with banners and new fashions. Also, the gallery is introduing Bainbridge Island artist Renée Jameson, whose monotypes reflecting summer’s color spectrum. Shown: Banner by Carter Smith.