Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through October 22

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.

October 6 – 21

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is held the first three Friday and Saturdays. The next best thing to being in Munich.

October 21

Pilchuck Glass 39th Annual Auction and Gala. For info: at Fremont Studios, Seattle, WA

5:30 PM       Guest Registration

                      Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres

                      Silent Auctions
Live Auction Preview

7:00 PM       Silent Auction 1: Form and Function Closes

7:15 PM       Silent Auction 2: Millefiori Closes

7:30 PM       Dinner Served
                      Live Auction and Raise the Paddle

10:00 PM     Evening Concludes

October 21 – 22

Make plans to attend the 98221 Studio Tour. Pick up maps at Scott Milo Gallery, The Good Stuff, Visitor Information Center, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, and City Hall. Find out more about the artists and see what’s new this year on the Anacortes Arts Commission Website.

Art Walks and Events Through October 15

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit

Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm.

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm.

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

October 13

Join art lovers for a stellar evening of dinner and drinks, and a  silent and live auction including raise-the-paddle to support the next phase of Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW), Seattle’s home for the art form of photography. This year’s auction will feature select artworks from PCNW’s fall companion exhibition, Notions of Homediscover works in advance at the exhibition. Begins 5:30pm at Canvas | 3412 4th Ave S (Seattle 98134).

October 14 – 15

Whatcom Artists Studio Tour throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, 10am – 5pm. Info and maps:

Tacoma Studio Tour 11 am – 5 pm. with 42 locations around Tacoma. You are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. All studios will feature demonstrations or will have hands-on activities for visitors. This family friendly and free self-guided tour. Go to the Studio Tour page at for all the details including an interactive map so you can plot your own custom tour course

October 21

Pilchuck Annual Auction and Gala at the Fremont Studios.  Enjoy an evening full of art and celebration, all while supporting Pilchuck’s artistic and educational programs.  Auction tour on Thursday, October 19 – Saturday, October 21. An intimate tour of artist studios and private collector homes. For Auction and Auction Tour questions, please contact Lauren Mercurio at or 206.254.1962

Edmonds Gallery North Opens A Painted Celebration October 8

gallerynorthThis October Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds,  features the work of 21 local artists and members of Seattle Co-Arts. “A Painted Celebration” is an eclectic and colorful collection of paintings representing a variety of subjects, styles, and mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, and ink. Artists Elaine Cohn, Susan Killen, Delorse Lovelady, Trish Murphy, Joan O’Byrne, and Lonni Flowers are just some of the painters participating in this special show. Join the gallery for a reception on Sunday, October 8 from 14:00pm. A second reception during Art Walk Edmonds will be held October 19 from 5-8:00pm.This exhibit is open to the public daily through October 31. When you visit the gallery in October, don’t forget to enter the People’s Choice contest! (Just ask any Gallery North member for the form.) Vote for your favorite piece in the gallery this month and you could be selected win a photograph on canvas, "La Tour Eiffel" by Erika Sheehan. Image: Exit Only by Carey Sorensen

Sumi Quest Opens at the American Art Company

amerartThe American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma, is showcasing  an exhibition titled “Sumi Quest: Multimedia Based Sumi Tradition.” A reception for the show, on view through October 26,  is October 7 from 2-4pm at the gallery. Established in 1889, the gallery mixes contemporary works of art on paper (etchings, silk-screens, and collage) with paintings,sculpture, art quilts, contemporary expressions in wood, and baskets.

Works by Guy Anderson Featured at Waterworks Gallery

water“Fragments,” works by Guy  Anderson [1906-1998] on view at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Arygyle in Friday Harbor. The gallery, in cooperation with Deryl Walls, Executor of the Estate of Guy Anderson are pleased to present a collection of rarely seen works including drawings, woodblocks and paintings. Fragments represents work from many periods in his life, everything from large symbolist paintings to delicate woodblocks and drawings, ultimately showcasing the artist’s works in multiple  and diverse mediums. A member of the Northwest School of art, Guy Anderson was renown for his mythic and symbolic paintings with the human figure the perennial genesis of his timeless and inspired works. Reception for the artist on Friday October 6 from 4-7 pm. Deryl Walls will talk/walk the work on  Saturday, September 16 from  11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown:

Nicolette Harrington Featured at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodgArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District is the place to see the Northwest’s finest handcrafted woodworking: dining tables, coffee tables, tall tables; side chairs, rockers, and easy chairs; stools, mirrors, shelves, cabinets and sculpture; kitchenware, jewelry boxes, and even ukuleles. Each month, Artwood features a particular category of woodworking, as well as an artist whose paintings are displayed. In October, Nicolette Harrington’s Northwest landscapes and seascapes are featured, along with small tables of all kinds, designs both traditional and original, some involving polished slabs of wood and stone, some incorporating metals. Artwood participates in the Fourth Friday Fairhaven Art Walk, 5:00-8:30 October 27. Image: by Nicolette Harrington.

Sweet/Nothing Opens at Honey Salon on Holly in Bellingham

This October and November Honey Salon and Gallery 310 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, presents “Sweet/Nothing”, a new multimedia collection featuring works of poetry, oracle cards and intricately designed altars by Bellingham writer and artist Sara Holodnick. Holodnick’s debut Honey exhibit explores memory, mythology, and finding the sacred in the mundane by way of Holodnick’s handmade book of poems, their corresponding oracle cards and assemblage shrines. Refreshments, artist meet and greet, and more await at the opening reception October 6 from . 6-10pm.

Rhythm and Shape Happening at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

blue“Rhythm and Shape” is the new exhibit in October 2017 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month are Katherine Loveland (photographer) and Priscilla Patterson (2D artist) who will showcase unique work in the front windows.  Katherine and Priscilla create from what they see and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.  Shown: Echoes by Katherine Loveland. Meet the artists Friday, October 5 from 5-8pm.

Marilyn Frasca Drawings Featured at Childhood’s End in Olympia

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th Avenue W in Olympia, presents “Marilyn Frasca Drawings” at the Olympia Arts Walk on Friday, Octobrr 6 from 5-10pm and on Saturday, October 7 from 12-6pm. Live music featuring Pat Cole & Jamie Jenson will play during the First Friday reception. The exhibition continues through November 12.

First Friday in Anacortes 6-9PM

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative 

ACME Creative is showing work by Anacortes artist, Brian Cypher.  In 2014, Cypher created a suite of etchings called "Entrances, Exits and Entropy", an exploration of abstract forms culled from his practice of automatic drawing. The etchings reveal a world of various states of being; matter becoming, objects decaying and energy transformation. The images represent a look into Cypher’s world of introspective observation of our nature.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers features a very special “Private Collection” show featuring sculpture and paintings owned by the Burton family and friends of renowned Northwest Artists including Philip McCracken, Guy Anderson, Leo Osborne, Anne McCool and others.  Some will be for sale.  Also featured will be the custom jewelry designs of Douglas Burton. Celebrate this special opening from 6-9pm with refreshments.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff  Arts

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its new Show:  TEXTURE & LIGHT” with all new works by our 26 local & regional artists.  New Artists include:  Darlene Klister, Jewelry Artist and metal “Foldforming" brass & bronze trays;  Sarah Bildsoe Swietzer, Ceramic Artist in humorous, whimsical, yet  sometimes poignant messages, and her colorful polymer clay Jewelry (we even have Anacortes Seahawks and Seattle Seahawks colors).  Glass Painting, Porcelain Art and China Painting educational display is a special treat.  Food and drink provided.  New Art Cards, Prints, Gifts & Jewelry.  Hours:  M-F: 10 – 5; Sat 10 – 4;  Sun 11 – 4.  "Come in for the fun – leave with a smile!"

520 Commercial Ave., Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House

Pelican Bay Books presents the paintings of Jazz Morgan. The spirits of animals inhabit her work, emerging from within it stories that live beyond language.  Her work creates for us a sense of place in all of nature’s beauty. Jazz lives, paints, and works with Marine Mammal Stranding in Anacortes.


scottm420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery welcomes Anacortes artists:  Keith Sorenson-oils, Mustafa Bilal-photo illustrations, Lewis Jones-photographs on canvas, Steve Nowicki and Les Eelkema with metal work.  Come see the new selection of Jody Bergsma small gift collection and newest notecards from Rakan Alduaij Photography. Reception with the Artists is Friday, October 6 from 6-9pm and we will be open extended hours for the 98221 Studio Tour hosted by the Anacortes Arts Commission on Oct. 21 and 22 from 10am-5pm. Image: “Penobscot River” 20×20 Oil by Keith Sorenson

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa presents work by Maggi Mason and Dedrian Clark.  Mason says, “As an artist using my own version of collage, I work with handmade papers and batik fabrics on gessoed boards.  My inspiration comes from poems, legends, my imagination, and flora and fauna in the wild around us.  I am trying to share the beauty of our world to those who take the time to look at my work.” Clark, a native Californian, spent her childhood enjoying the beauty and small-town atmosphere of Saratoga, and surrounding areas of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Clark now translates her love of nature to her pastel paintings, painting landscapes and wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

611 R Ave., The Depot

The Anacortes Arts Commission present the 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show at the Depot. Join us for a sneak peek of the 98221 Studio Tour on Friday, October 6, 6:00-9:00 pm and Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am to 2:00. Visit our website for more information on the 98221 Studio Tour,

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk New Shows 5 or 6-8PM

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art Gallery, 1210 Second Avenue, opens on First Thursday from 5-8pm with, “Don’t Forget to Breathe”  by artist Ross Richmond.  The artist will be in attendance for the opening. The full run of the show is from October 5th- October 30th 2017.Photo caption is: Don’t Forget to Breathe

The new BONFIRE Gallery, 603 S. Main Street,  show is new paintings, drawings and studies by painter Gary Faigin titled INSIDE OUT. Faigin is an artist, author, educator and critic as well as co-Founder and Artistic director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), 114 3rd. Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with a retrospective exhibition featuring notable national and international artists including Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Gary Hill and many more who have worked with CoCA over the span of their careers. The show runs from October 5th to November 18th.

This October, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., welcomes new work by Shawn Huckins. Huckins’ Seattle debut will feature paintings from his most notable series to date, The American Revolution Revolution and The American ______tier, both of which ask the viewer to question the evolution of culture by juxtaposing early American paintings with a 21st century lexicon derived from social media and texting acronyms.

frederickFrederick Holmes And Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, in cooperation with Schulte Fine Art – recently of New York,  presents two critically acclaimed artists, Darryl Hughto and Susan Roth, who, beginning in the 1970s, became part of the colorfield and action painting movement, along with historic figures like Jules Olitski and Larry Poons. Based in New York, both  Hughto and Roth enjoy highly respected reputations for their important contributions to the genre. Their work is found in the permanent collections of multiple museums throughout the US and Europe, including the Boston Museum of Fine Art and The Greenberg Collection (Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR). Image at the left: Barn Rising by Darryl Hughto.

Paula Maratea’s “I Am Not the Only One,” opens at Gallery 1,0 , 110 3rd. Avenue S., in a reception from 5-8:30pm.

Harris/Harvey Gallery 1915 First Avenue,  presents The Chenoweth Group, a new series of oil paintings by Washington artist Gregg Laananen. Laananen breathes life and color into the Pacific Northwest Landscape with his visceral interpretations of mountain ranges, forests and rivers. Lively brushwork and a tendency towards abstraction are hallmarks of Laananen’s approach to the natural world. The exhibition opens First Thursday, October 5, with a reception for the artist from 6 – 8 pm.

The guest artist this month at Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, is Rickie Wolfe. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

Ryan Molenkamp in “Vancouver! Vancouver! This Is It!” opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., continues his series of  graphic representations of mountainous regions and volcanoes as he explores the natural phenomena of the Pacific Northwest. The opening is October 5 from 6-8 pm.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss (Olympia). Both artists’ work have been included in numerous group exhibitions at Prographica. This is each artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The forests of the Pacific Northwest have been the source material for Kathy Gore Fuss’s work for over a decade. The exhibition is entitled, “Providers”. Birchman is a process-oriented artist and the mixed media works on paper are a visual journal.  A thread of recurring icons, signature to his visual voice, permeates his work. The layering of imagery plays with notions of space, time, scale, dream worlds, and memory. Shown at the left: The Sleeping Room by Fred Birchman.

ston“LILLIAN PITT: Spirits from the Columbia River Gorge” opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. Featured are jewelry and small sculpture by Lillian Pitt, inspired by her Wasco/Yakama/Warm Springs heritage. The elder stateswoman will be showing new jewelry designs inspired by the petroglyphs, legends, baskets and beaded designs created by her ancestors from the Columbia River.Pitt’s works have been exhibited and reviewed regionally, nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. Her awards include the 2007 Earle A. Chiles Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 1990 Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission, which declared that she had made “significant contributions to the growth and development of the cultural life of Oregon.”

travTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents Fall Out, a solo exhibition of figurative sculpture by contemporary artist, Tip Toland.  The five sculptures that comprise Tip Toland’s most recent body of work are portraits of individuals depicting private moments of emotional struggle. The exhibition title, Fall Out, is reference to the sometimes brutal results of being an individual in a mutable and unpredictable world.

ZINC contemporary 119 Prefontaine Place S, in Pioneer Square, opens from 5-8pm with "SIGN OF THE TIMES," two woman show featuring the work of Melissa Sims and Chelsea Wong.

Howard/Mandville Gallery Shows New Works by Renato Muccillo

howardOn view through October 15 at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is a solo show of new works by Renato Muccillo.  Known for his “controlled impressionism,” the landscape artist hopes his paintings convey the message that beauty is everywhere, even in the simplest of things. “Slow down just for a second to look at something for what it is,” he muses. Image: Sanctuary II.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through October 8

First Thursday

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

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park.May through Oct. 11am – 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information:

SLU Art Walk from 5 – 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March – Nov. 5 – 8pm, Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 – 9pm.

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm.

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg.

Fremont Art Walk is 6 – 9pm.

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah.

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm.

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim.

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm.

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape.

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at

Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

October 1 – 31

Tacoma Arts Month. Brimming with hundreds of arts and cultural programs. All events are open to the public and many are free. For info:

October 6 – 8

La Conner Quilt Fest Special 20th Anniversary Gala and Celebration. For info:

October 6 – 21

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is held the first three Friday and Saturdays. The next best thing to being in Munich.

October 7 – 8

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am – 6pm. Downtown Issaquah. Loads of art and free fun.

October 7 – 8, 14 – 15

Whatcom Artists Studio Tour throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, 10am – 5pm. Info and maps:

Frederick Nodder Scientific Prints at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineimpThis month Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is dedicating the entire homepage and big space in the gallery to a set of scientific prints by artist Frederick Nodder. Part of the book "George Shaw: The Naturalists Miscellany," the exhibition includes intricate, hand-colored copperplate engravings of a wide array of flora and fauna. Image: "Strix Pulchella (Least Horned Owl)"; No. 22; Frederick P. Nodder; 1790; Engraving, Copperplate, HC; 4.75 x 7.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through September 17

Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

September 15 – 17

Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour, 10am – 5pm. The tour includes artists in Gig Harbor, South Kitsap, Fox Isl., and Key Peninsula.

September 16 – 17

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10am – 5pm.