“Fragile Fortress: The Art of Dan Webb” is on view through June 15 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Featuring never-before-seen sculptures alongside some of the artist’s most iconic pieces, the exhibition provides a survey of 15 years of intense exploration and self-invention.
Webb, a self-taught carver, spent most of his childhood in remote Alaska before making his way to Seattle. He received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1991 and has since won numerous awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Award (1999), the Betty Bowen Award (2003), and an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship (2004). His work is included in the permanent collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and the New Museum in New York. Little Cuts, a moving meditation on his brother’s diagnosis with a brain tumor and subsequent passing, was featured in Bellevue Arts Museum’s “ÜberPortrait” exhibition in 2009. Shown: Shroud
Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, offers a special show titled “Sky Narratives” by Don Tiller, internationally known artist. As the gallery’s guest artist, he will showcase two front windows with landscapes throughout March. Meet him at the opening day, Mar. 7 from 5-8 pm. He will also give an Art Talk on Mar. 18. In April, he will offer a two day workshop in Sequim. For more info. check www.bluewholegallery.com. Shown at the right: the artist in front of one of his paintings.
Ornamental Arts Gallery , 3805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will have an artist reception from 4-7pm featuring the work of Debi Lane, textile and mixed media artist. Lane uses a variety of mediums, including textiles, clay, bead-work, and found objects, to create figurines and art quilts. Live music for this reception will be performed by Paul Nyenhuis playing Native American music on his handmade wooden flutes. Shown at the left: Medicine Man.
“Squared Away, “ a joint exhibition of work by Jana Evans and Yoshinaga Kawamura, opens on March 7 from 6-8 PM at the Pottery Northwest Gallery, 226 First Avenue N. in Seattle. The exhibition celebrates the completion of Evans’ and Kawamura’s artist-in-residencies at Pottery Northwest.
Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm with a reception for Robert Schlegel. He paints in his studio as well as
en plein aire, and his finished paintings can be oil, acrylic or mixed media on paper, panel or canvas. More recently he has created assemblages resembling birds.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way NE, presents, “Western Landscapes Invitational,” the works of local and regional artists depicting views of the changing seasons and moods of the Plains, the Palouse of Eastern Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and color-drenched central California. Their styles span from representational to minimalist and abstract in mediums of oil, acrylics, and fine art photography. On view through April 27, the show opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm.
711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery
Anne Martin McCool Gallery’s show includes new paintings by Anne Martin McCool, jewelry by Carole Cunningham and Debbie Aldrich and work by other gallery artists.
705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP
Gallery KP will be showing sculpture by local artist Peregrine O’Gormley, as well as, the 2011-2012 steamroller block prints created during the Anacortes Arts Festival. The show will be up all month and can be seen by appointment after the night of the gallery walk.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
Burton Jewelers celebrates heir 84th anniversary during March. Special collections and values offered throughout the store. Continuing is the special "Celebration of Scorpios" show featuring the paintings, drawings and woodblocks of iconic Northwest painter Guy Anderson and the sculpture of inspired Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken. Both of these artists while firmly rooted in and drawing their inspiration from the Northwest speak to a universal spirit in their works.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
The gallery presents “A Collector’s Dream” with photography by Dick Garvey. This month is dedicated to Garvey’s work with special offers to collectors. Showing will be work on canvas and made in the darkroom. Shown at the left: Coca
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic Inn and Spa features watercolors by Pien Ellis with some oils and acrylics, too. She will show landscapes, nautical work and florals.
419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa (2nd Floor Majestic Inn)
The Apothecary Spa is showing work by regional artists.
Seattle native John Kiley is the visiting artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma from March 5 – 9. Kiley began his professional career at the age of 19 at The Glass Eye Studio. Promoted to Gaffer on Dale Chihuly’s chandelier team at the age of 21, he travelled to Finland, Ireland, Mexico and Italy as part of the Chihuly Over Venice Team. He was a principal member of Lino Taglipietra’s team until 2011 when he became the Glass Director at the Schack Art Center in Everett, WA.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art , 1210 Second Avenue, hosts an exhibition of the sculpture of famed artist Doris Chase (1923-2008) through March 30 with an opening reception from 5-8pm.. Chase was a renowned sculptor, painter and video artist, native of Seattle and member of the Northwest School. She had her first solo exhibition in 1956 and her first international showing in Rome in 1962. Chase received many honors and awards including the Washington State Governor’s Award for the Arts (1992); Doris Chase Day, City of Seattle (1999); Doris Chase Annual Scholarship Award, University of Washington School of Art (2002); College Art Association Women’s Tribute (2004); and the Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement (2004). Her works are featured in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Art Institute of Chicago, Seattle Art Museum, Pompidou Center (Paris), and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Shown: Space Study.
From March 6-29 and opening March 6 from 5-8pm, ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue, presents two bodies of work by Carletta Carrington Wilson and Yuko Ishii, two artists who use layering, found objects, and mixed media to examine deep aspects of human experience, emotion, and history.
The Bryan Ohno Gallery , 521 Main Street, showcases Rodrigo Valenzuela’s latest photographs in a solo exhibit titled “Goal Keeper “ opening March 6 from 6-8pm and continuing through April 12th. Valenzuela is the 2013 recipient of the Stranger Genius Award.
“Interiors: Acrylic Paintings by Path with Art students” opens First Thursday from 5-8pm at the CMD+P Gallery, 201 Yesler Way. Selected by curator Matt Browning, this collection of art gives perspective into student experiences while also sharing the life-changing power of art.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with work by Nate Steigenga. Steigenga recently received the John and Joyce Price Award of Excellence during the “High-Fiber Diet” exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum 2012 Biennial and was awarded his first museum exhibition as part of “Telling Tales: narrative Works by Nate Steigenga”, Cappy Thompson, and Anna Torma,” also at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2013. Also showing is local artist Jonelle Johnson back for her eighth exhibition with Davidson Galleries. Johnson uses monotype, mixed media, and intaglio processes to create colorful and unique works on paper. Shown: The Unabridged History of the Beginning of Time, Act 1. Scene 1 by Nate Steigenga.
“TOM BURROWS, Here and Now Boys: New works in Polymer & Porcelain” is on view at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., through March 29 with an opening reception from 6-8pm. The artist will be in attendance. Burrows’ most prominent medium is cast pigmented polymer resin with which he creates subtle, luminescent abstractions. Brilliant color fields, sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque, give the illusion of a panel lit from within. Also included in this show are porcelain works which were inspired by a research trip to China.
Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “The Vivid Dimension,” a new show featuring the work of Angela Bern Castagnola. Castagnola graduated with honors in 1991 from The University of Washington and has since taught both English and Visual Art in Seattle and internationally. Her work has shown in numerous solo and juried exhibits in Copenhagen, Seattle, and Buenos Aires. On view through March 30, she will demonstrate her painting technique at the opening reception. Shown: Brik City.
Opening from 6-8pm at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., are paintings and photography by Mark Miller, Spike Mafford and Sally Ketcham and work by Jan Cook. The shows run through March 29.
“Lost & Found: Alan Corkery Hahn & Crystal Neubauer,” two artists who repurpose old books and other found objects, open at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street in a reception from 6-8pm.
Opening at noon on First Thursday at the Greg Kucera Gallery, is work from the Michael Dailey (1938-2009) estate. The gallery has curated an exhibition that covers almost fifty years and will fill the first floor galleries. The focus is on the early work, some of which has not been seen in decades. Public collections in which his work is included are Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Portland Art Museum; and University of Washington.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, presents “Visitation,” new paintings by John McCormick, beginning March 6. In this new body of work, McCormick departs from his polished compositions and introduces a buoyant approach to his classical technique. The artist will attend the opening reception on March 6 at 6pm. McCormick’s work has been exhibited at the Triton Museum, the Bolinas Museum, and The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. He has held residencies with The Morris Graves Foundation (2002, 2004) as well as the Djerassi Foundation (2008). Also on view is Mitchell Albala’s “Acceptance.” A Seattle-based painter known for his atmospheric and semi-abstract landscapes, he is the author of Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice (Watson-Guptill, 2009). He has been a respected teaching artist for more than 25 years and currently teaches at Gage Academy of Art and Pacific Northwest Art School. He has also lectured at the Seattle Art Museum and written for International Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines. Shown, Fat Man by John McCormick.
Marking their eighth year anniversary, Punch Gallery, 321 Prefontaine Place S., is showing work by Justin Colt Beckman through March 29. Opening from 5-8pm, the show reflects Beckman’s favorite family and friend diversions in a show called “Cabin Fever.”
Celebrate “Miró: The Experience of Seeing” from 6–9 pm. at the Seattle Art Museum The museum will be jam packed with activities: performances by Flamenco Seattle and Latino theatre artist Rose Cano of eSe Teatro, a writing workshop led by Storme Webber, tours of works by the brilliantly inventive Miró. This fun evening kicks off a very special new teen event, Art Lab at 4 pm where teens are invited to let their creative juices flow in two art workshops: a drop-in live painting workshop and a deep dive tabletop moviemaking workshop. The first 500 through the door also get complimentary tickets to Miró.
“Bone & Stone: Contemporary Alaskan Sculpture” opens March 6 from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, and runs through March 28. A lecture by Larry Ahvakana, contemporary Inupiaq artist will be on Wednesday March 12 at 7pm. The exhibit brings the salty tang of the Bering Sea down to Seattle. Using whalebone, ivory and baleen as sculptural media remains an art form unique to Alaskan Natives, and the practice is widespread across coastal and island villages in the northwest of the state. Most of the artists in this exhibit are from the Inupiaq or Siberian Yup’ik tribes. Many hail from Shishmaref, an Inupiaq village on a tiny, eroding barrier reef–all living subsistence lifestyles. Joining these works are select pieces by other noted Alaskan artists, including Susie Silook (Siberian Yupik/Inupiaq), Kathleen Carlo (Koyukon Athabascan), and Larry Ahvakana (Inupiaq). Also on display are paintings by Fred Machetanz (1908-2002). Shown: "Dancers with Seal on Whale Scapula" Edwin Weyiouanna (Inupiaq).
“Shades of White,” a group exhibition exploring a recent trend toward reductivism in contemporary art and design opens from 5-8pm at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street. The absence of color as an expressive or compositional element can allow an artist to explore a fascinating variety of other factors, ranging from the narrative to the formal. Shades of White includes pieces by 23 nationally renowned artists working in a variety of styles and mediums, each of whom has chosen to employ a pared back color palette for a unique combination of reasons. Shown: John Kiley, Roller.
Hall Spassov Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 150, presents “New Works “ by nationally acclaimed artist Jeff Peters. This will be Peters’ first solo exhibition in the Pacific Northwest. On view from March 5 through March 31, the gallery is hosting a reception for the artist on March 5 from 5-8pm.
Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 5 – 8pm. Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays.www.firstthursdayseattle.com
Anacortes Galleries are open from 6 – 9pm.www.anacortesart.com
Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm.www.downtownbellingham.com/artwork
Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.www.bremertonartwalk.com
Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown Ellensburg.www.ellensburgartwalk.com
Fremont Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.fremontartwalk.com
Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah.www.issaquahartwalk.com
Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue North.www.upperqueenartwalk.com
Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.vashonislandfirstfriday.com
Ballard Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.ballardartwalk.com
Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St. www.centraldistrictartwalk.com
Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm.www.georgetownartattack.com
Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.portangelesartwalk.com
Poulsbo Art Walk is from is from 5 – 8pm. http://www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html
Gage Academy of Art Collectors’ Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East. For tickets and information, call 206/323-4243, #16.
March 7 – 9
Coupeville Musselfest Art & Antique Walk. For info:www.thepenncovemusselsfestival.com.
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 – 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm.www.gigharborartwalk.com
Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com
Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.porttownsendartwalk.com
Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com
Chidori Antiques, 108 S. Jackson (phone: 206/343-7736) is currently showing Kanzan and Jittoku, Edo period, Japan. Kanzan, known as Hanshan to the Chinese (meaning Cold Mountain), was a legendary figure associated with a collection of poems from the Chinese Tang Dynasty. The man behind him in the painting is Shih-te (Jittoku in Japanese), his sidekick and fellow poet. Hanshan’s poetry has influenced many generations of poets and is especially popular with Japanese. The gallery specializes in paintings, sculpture and ceramics from Japan, China, Korea, and S.E.Asia/India.
Join the + The Quarry: Metallic Party celebration of new artworks by Reneé Manier and Newel Hunter at the Bilinear Art Gallery, 5701 Sixth Avenue South, Plaza Suite 260 from 6-9pm with complementary wine and bites. Don a metallic dress, shirt or feather for your hat. The Quarry King and Queen Coronation commences at 8:15pm. Prizes for best dressed.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., invites the public to share champagne and hors d’oeuvres from 5-8pmm during the Edmonds Art Walk on February 20, to celebrate their Seventh Anniversary Show. On view through March 17, their biggest show of the year includes over 85 new paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s artists. Shown: Black Dog Blues by Iris Scott.
February 14 – 23
Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique hand-blown Glass treasures. Visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.
From 6-8pm, the Tacoma Art Museum will feature UCLA media artist Victoria Vesna (http://www.victoriavesna.com/ ) a pioneer in the field of Art and Science, who has collaborated with nanoscientists, neuroscientists, ecologists, and many others.
8-12pm – Remix at the Seattle Art Museum downtown. This creative late-night happening explodes with performances, talks, art making, dancing and more—all connected to Miró: The Experience of Seeing, LaToya Ruby Fraizer: Born by a River, William Cordova’s monumental installation of speaker boxes, machu picchu after dark (pa’ victoria santa cruz, macario sakay y aaron.dixon), and SAM’s collection.Featuring music spun by DJ OCnotes, My Favorite Things: Highly Opinionated Tours led by Ali el-Gasseir, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Naomi Wachira, and much more!
Artist Trust 2014 Benefit Art Auction, 5 – 11pm at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Live & silent auctions. Visit www.artisttrust.org.
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
The Seattle Art Museum is the only West Coast stop for one of the greatest innovators of 20th century art in Europe with “Miró: The Experience of Seeing.” Docent-led public tours are FREE with museum admission and are available Feb 19–May 25 at 1:15 and 2:15 pm. Spanish language tours are offered on Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Meet in the Special Exhibition Galleries on the fourth floor. This exhibition brings together works made between 1963 and 1983. Found objects, cast in bronze, become evocative sculptures that are in direct conversation with colorful and poetic paintings