Connie Townsend’s Animal Art at Howard/Mandville

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, shows the playful side of art featuring the art of Connie Townsend. Aside from her own original art, she also does pet portraits. Connie supports animal rescue/adoption centers, including but not limited to: 2nd Chance Center For Animals | Border Collie Rescue of Arizona | Red Rose Inspirations | Paw Placement.  Shown: Sunglass Mutt by Connie Townsend

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through October 30

thru October 29

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring 2000 plus hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations visit



October 27 – 29

Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Show and Sale. St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East, Thurs. 5 – 8pm, Fri. 10am-8pm, Sat. 10am – 5pm. 1000’s of original fiber pieces. Visit



October 29

ARTbeat BENEFIT GALA 80s Thriller is a celebration of the arts from the Kirkland Arts Center  including  instructors to students to art lovers. Over 60 pieces of art plus unique experiences, dining, fine wine, and much more will be yours for the bidding in the silent and live auction. Starts  5:30pm at the Westin Bellevue Hotel in Bellevue. For information about event details, style tips and special art previews, visit:

Third Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds

ccascA Spirit Unbound: The Art of Peggy Strong,” is showing at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, through January 8. This is the first retrospective for the artist, featuring works held privately in the family’s collection and never seen by the public until now. Curator David F. Martin, long recognized as the leading authority on Northwest women artists, considers this one of his most important exhibitions.


Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with Pam Ingalls & Willow Bader in a show through November 14.The artist’s reception includes  live jazz with Rich Cole & Friends and a champagne toast and light dessert bites.


gallerynorhtGallery North, the oldest co-op gallery in the Greater Seattle area, 401 Main Street, invites all for refreshments from 5-8pm and to view the work of "The Olde Masters" – ten former and long-term Gallery North member artists.



zincZinc Art, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens for Third Thursday with The Fish Jumped Laughing Into the Net with a reception from 5-8pm. San Francisco artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong creates playful figurative works that explore modern culture, lifestyle and politics. Shown: I Cooked a Big Feast for Naked Us, I Didn’t Use Any Lemons

Signs of Life at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereOpening October 19 in a reception in the City Centre conference room at 1420 5th. Ave. from 5-6:30pm at the Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, is “Sins of Life” . Signs of Life is an annual literary journal and cotemporary jewelry art exhibition featuring work by nine jewelry artists. One piece by each artist is used as the jumping-off point for nine written pieces by published authors. Shown: Sunrise by Chris Abrass. The show runs through November 9.

Art Walks and Special Events Through October 23

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,

Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave.

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

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm


October 22

Artist Trust turns 30. Party starts at 7pm at 1525 11th. Avenue in Seattle. Among the art, there will also be eating, drinking, partying, dancing, and celebrating the artists and all who have helped Artist Trust in the last 30 years. Buy your ticket today by clicking here:

Jin Chen Show Opens October 12 at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarThe Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, presents, for the first time in the USA, the “Op Art” paintings by Beijing artist Jin Chen. Titled, Pop Op – Beijing Bling,” the exhibit runs through November 5 with an opening reception at the gallery  on October 12 from 6-8pm. The artist had planned to be at the reception but unforeseen events have kept him in China. Should he arrive later in the month, the gallery will arrange a special cocktail reception for him. Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Shown: Ocean.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through October 16

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit


Second Thursday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm.

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

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 –


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 –

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

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon –


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 –

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

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 –

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 –

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 –


October 15

Glow: Iluminate The Night Auction Gala. Pilchuck Glass School’s premier fundraising event. Participate in silent and live auctions to purchase stunning works from the world’s glass luminaries. Held at Fremont Studios in Seattle. For information and to purchase tickets for Glow: Illuminate the Night, click HERE. To view or download the on-line auction catalog, click HERE.

Anacortes 98221 Artist’s Studio Tour October 7 and 8

artstudAnacortes Arts Commission presents 98221 Artist’s Studio Tour preview with 30 Local Artists at 611 R Ave., The Depot Art Center. The Show will be open on Friday, October 7, 6-9 pm and Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Bainbridge Island First Friday Gallery Walk 6-8pm

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts ,151 Winslow Way, opens from 6-8pm with “Dark fairy tales.” Weird characters, and unsettling true stories take form in paintings, prints, sculpture, book art, and portraiture that is by turns cheeky and disquieting. Sam Garriott Antonacci, Barbara Helen Berger, Morgan Brig, Cha Davis, John Ellis, Denise Harris, Wes McClain, Shane Miller, Kim Murton, Carianna Schreitz, Susan Wiersema, and Kamilla White. Shown: Cha Davis. The Snow Queen.




island“Bologna Blues Series, Virginia Paquette Watercolor & Collage” opens at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. in a reception from 6-8pmFor a residency at the Conservatorio di Musica in Bologna this year, Virginia Paquette painted these mixed-media works as part of a collaboration with Bill Smith. They are her visual responses to his works of music, influenced by their years together in Italy. Paquette responds to Smith’s music with color, line, rhythm, gesture, and collage of found images, salvaged from the streets of Italy. Entertainment features Anne Pell Jazz Trio with guest performance by Bill Smith. Shown: Bologna Blues #27.

Jennifer Bowman Show at Scott Milo in Anacortes First Friday

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents new acrylics in brilliant colors by Jennifer Bowman during the Anacortes First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm October 7. The show closes November 1. Also showing are acrylics by Jacqui Beck, oils by Cynthia Richardson, monoprints by Marie Powell and acrylics by Brooke Borcherding. Image: Black Line Birch Trees, 30 x 40 Acrylic by Jennifer Bowman

Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia Celebrates 45 Years

childChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, celebrates 45 years during the Olympia Arts Walk on October 7 from 5-10pm and Saturday, October 8 from 12-5pm with their new show, “Small Works.”

Seattle First Thursday in October Openings

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “William Morris,” selections from the artist’s archives.  Since his humble beginnings as Dale Chihuly’s gaffer, William Morris has become a major player Morris’ sculptures can be found in many museum collections around the world, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).  Shown: MAZORCA INSTALLATION.”




“Spectrum,” paintings by Katlyn Hubner, opens at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street. In her artwork, the body is distorted, the face is obscured, and unconventional colors are used to create a new vision of the body. In spite of the guarded faces, this series does not reflect timidity or shame, but represents pride in the figure and it’s form.  The reception is from 6-8pm.



davidsonOpening from 6-8pm at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is “Tallmadge Doyle Flight Patterns.” Her new body of work reflects on scientific findings of altered migratory patterns and ecosystems effected by changing climatic conditions. Also showing is “Twisted Impressions,” aberrant and macabre fine prints from contemporary artists. Shown: Cascade III. Aquatint by Tallmadge Doyle.



“Allison Collins’  Painted Hills” opens from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Collins latest source of inspiration is found in the Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Collins draws upon the raw beauty of the 45 million year old fossilized landscape. Over time, bands have formed, layer upon layer, much like the development of her paintings.



frederickFrom October 6 – November 6, “MAKERS OF A NEW WORLD – The 20th Century Avant-Garde And The Post-War Americans They Inspired” is showing at Frederick Holmes and Company , 309 Occidental Avenue. The exhibition features original etchings, lithographs, carborundums, and screen-prints by six European Modern Masters – Josef Albers (1888-1976), Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Joan Miro (1893-1983), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Roberto Matta (1911-2002) – in tandem with select members of the generation of Post War Americans they influenced – Jim Dine (B.1935), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), James Rosenquist (B.1933), and Donald Sultan (B.1951). Shown: Josef Albers, Homage to the Square SP-VI.



harrisHarris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “Close to Home.” Featured are  acrylic paintings and mixed media collages by Seattle-based artist Lisa Snow Lady. Scenes of familiar streets and neighborhoods are transformed into bright architectural examinations that embrace limited palettes. Shown: North Beach.



“X-Ray Series,” by award-winning Chicago artist Michael Hopkins, opens from 6-8pm at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street.



stonington“20 Years of Weaving by Dr. Susan Pavel,” In Connection with the Exhibition at Suquamish Museum, opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. Coast Salish weaving is a specific genre and technique unto itself. The art was retained by a few master weavers, including the late subiyay Bruce Miller, a Skokomish spiritual leader, who chose Pavel as an apprentice in the mid-1990s. Shown: The Splendor of Spring.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens 5-8pm with “From Here to Infinityby Seattle based artist Nancy Callan.  In her new body of work, Callan celebrates and draws on her early experience as a graphic designer to bring pattern and color to the forefront



zincThe Fish Jumped Laughing Into the Net opens on October 6 with a reception from 5-8pm at Zinc Contemporary  through  October 31. San Francisco artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong creates playful figurative works that explore modern culture, lifestyle and politics. More at The gallery is located at 119 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle. Shown: I Cooked a Big Feast for Naked Us, I Didn’t Use Any Lemons

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 –

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

Fremont Art Walk is 6 –

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

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

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 –


First Saturday

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

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

Port Orchard Art Walk April – Oct. from 2 – 5pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 –


October 7

Discover new artwork and support Photographic Center Northwest. The event will feature works by 38+ local and nationally-known artists, including James Welling ($12,000 retail value), Ron Jude ($1,300 retail value), Jenny Riffle ($1,350 retail value), and many more.


October 8, 9

10th Annual Sammamish Art Fair has grown in reputation to be one of the most anticipated arts events on the Eastside, and it will feature some of the best jury selected local artists in our area. When Forbes recently ranked Sammamish as the number one friendliest town in America they made mention of the annual arts fair. Held at the Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA.  Inside the City Hall building, the highest quality and variety of fine art will be available for purchase, and will include original works of art such as; paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, glass arts, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving, photography and textile art. Sponsorship is grateful received from the City of Sammamish, the Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture. Admission is free.

Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at the Seattle Art Museum Showing from October 11 Through January 8

samstlaurent“Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum from October 11 through January 8.  Drawn from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, the exhibition highlights the legendary designer’s 44-year career and features new acquisitions by the foundation that have never been shown publicly before.

Besides finished garments, the exhibition presents Saint Laurent’s immersive working process from his first sketch and fabric selection to the various stages of production and fitting before a final garment was realized. The multifaceted exhibition is co-curated by Florence Müller, the Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion at the Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Chiyo Ishikawa, SAM’s Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture. The unique installation is designed by architects Nathalie Crinière and  Chloë Degaille of Agence NC, in collaboration with SAM’s exhibition designer Paul Martinez. Shown: "Suzy" doll with eight outfits from her wardrobe, 1953-1955, Paper doll cut out of a magazine and glued onto cardboard, Garments made of paper cut-outs, ink, watercolour and gouache. © Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. Member preview weekend is Oct.8-10.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through October 2

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm


September 29 – October 30

The American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland.


September 29

Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party 6 – 9 PM at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way. No charge.


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 specific dates and times, visit