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. capitolhillartwalk.com

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com

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. www.gigharboropenstudiotour.org

September 16 – 17

Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 10am – 5pm. www.edmondsartstudiotour.com

Kappy Trigg and Tom Small Show at Waterworks Gallery Opening September 8

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, opens “Surface and Depth” in a reception for the artists on September 8 from 4-7pm.  Kappy Trigg continues her exploration of the medium of monotype as a form of alchemy on paper while Tom Small’s sculptures are inspired by specific locales in the Northwest including the islands, beaches, river, and mountains. This show includes recent drawings, carvings in stone and wood, and glass castings.  Trigg will talk/walk the show  Saturday, September 9 from 11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown: Eclipse by Kappy Trigg

Smart Art National Juried Show at the Parklane Gallery

parklaneOn view through October 1 at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, is the National Juried SmartArt Exhibition, a national juried show of art emanating from a mobile phone. The exhibit will range from traditional photographic landscapes to imaginative abstract art. Artists Reception, Awards Presentation and Kirkland’s 2nd Friday Art Walk: September 8, 5-8 pm.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk September 7

’57 Biscayne, located in Suite 200 at the Good Arts Building, 110 Cherry St., is open from 5-9pm on First Thursday hosting its fourth annual “100 under $100” art show.  Available work will include original drawings, small paintings, photographs, lithographs, mixed media constructions, tin collages and more, all from local artists who share studio space. Jane  Richlovsky founded ’57 Biscayne in 2011 to offer affordable workspaces for her fellow evictees of the storied 619 Western arts building and to maintain the presence of artists in Pioneer Square.

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., continues with “Wanderlust,” an exploration of the magnetic desire to experience the world. The exhibition takes a multifaceted look at the act of traveling, seen through the eyes of artists who draw energy from the magic of being somewhere new. Image: Death and Abundance by Lauren Iida.

davidOld Masters, including Dürer, Rembrandt & Burgkmair are on view this month at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. Image: Block 27. Jesters, Series: Triumph Of Maximiliam I, Medium: Woodcut, Year: Date of Impression 18th Century. Date of Plate 1522. Size: 15 x 15 inches.

This September, Mark Rediske debuts a collection of work that speaks to the sublime and its relationship to the human condition at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S.  Rediske has been a featured artist with Foster/White Gallery  since 1991. His work is a part of corporate, hospitality and private collections worldwide.

Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson, is showing the work of James Brown in the gallery this month. Brown’s paintings explore the world of perception and the truths we assume from our sensory experiences. 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with their third one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Dan Webb. In this exhibition, “The Visitor,” the artist continues to use his consummate carving abilities to great effect, creating a collection of work that questions art and its place in the world.  Also showing is the fourth exhibition of photography by artist, Chris Engman. The artist creates labor-intensive alterations to interior settings by installing photographs to the walls, distorting  perceptions of the space.

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,  presents new work by Ed Kamuda in Cabin and a Dream. By transforming simple forms into meaningful and enigmatic landscapes, Kamuda continues the internally symbolic and reverential nature of his previous paintings, while continuing to explore and translate the quasi-spiritual experience of the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 608 Second Avenue, presents the second solo exhibition dedicated to the Belgian born photographer, Sofie Knijff. The exhibition will open on September 7 and will run until October 13. “Tales” features over a dozen photographs of new portraits and landscapes in various countries as the photographer looks at the stories and tales children grow up hearing.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  presents a solo show of work by famed photographer Marsha Burns. Gallerist Norman Lundin has been an admirer of her photographs for years. He included them in numerous thematic exhibitions at Prographica, but now welcomes the opportunity to present Burns’ work in greater depth. While work for the show wasn’t selected with a chronology in mind, it still provides some insight since the photographs span Burns’ career. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; the Centre Pompidou; the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson; the Seattle Art Museum; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle; the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, among others. Image “Kassa, New York.”

Studio 103, 306 S. Washington Street, opens for First Thursday with encaustic works by Joy Hagen, “Variations on a Theme.” Hagen selected prior works as inspiration for new work which has been altered and orchestrated into repetitive patterns that reflect new rhythms and harmony.

stonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens for First Thursday with young glass maestro Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) who returns for an exhibition of sea-life from oceans and river systems that are threatened by pollution, ocean acidification, and over-fishing. This exhibition is also a family affair, which includes photography on canvas by Skyriver’s sister Summer Moon Scriver (Tlingit), and a book signing by his mother, Irene Skyriver (Tlingit) at the exhibition opening from 5-8pm. Image: Leviathan by Raven Skyriver.

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  opens from 5-8p with “LINO,” a new exhibition by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra. In the world of glass, very few artists earn the title of maestro. Still fewer earn the complete respect of their entire community; collectors and artists alike. Lino Tagliapietra is an influencer, an international innovator, and generous educator. His impact on the glass world cannot be overstated. Tagliapietra was the recipient of the prestigious Rakow Commission granted in 1996 by the Corning Museum of Glass, The Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2004 Visionary Award from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and North America and is included in numerous prominent public collections including: The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; The Danish Royal Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York; Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France, and Museo del Vidrio in Monterrey, Mexico.

Kat Cole’s Urban Color Opens September 6 at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery , 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle,   presents “Urban Color,” an exhibition of new work by artist Kat Cole which will be on view from September 6 – 26. Fascinated by the built environment, Cole reinterprets its colors, textures, and architecture in intimate, wearable sculptures. When worn on the body, her finished works in steel, brass, and enamel, speak to city and landscape. Cole’s work has been published in Lark Books’ 500 Enameled Objects, Schiffer Publishing’s Art Jewelry Today 3, Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament, American Craft and Art Jewelry Magazine. Her work is in private and public collections including The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and Houston Museum of Fine Art. Image: Kat Cole, Color Landscape #1, 2017, brooch/necklace, steel, enamel, photo: Dasha Wright.

Art Walks and Events Through September 10

First Thursday

pioneerSeattle First Thursday Art Walk 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

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: www.nwartalliance.com

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

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.belltownartwalk.com

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

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com

Downtown Issaquah Art Walk from 6-9pm  http://downtownissaquah.com/

Second Saturday

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.seattleartists.com

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm. www.georgetownartattack.com

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.olympicpeninsula.org

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html.

Through October 28

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring hundreds and hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations: www.tacomaglassblowing.com.

September 9

Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main Street in Seattle, celebrates its 40th Anniversary from 6-9pm by featuring an art sale with over 100 pieces from the Pratt collection, generously donated by local artists. They will also celebrate the traditional Open House with dozens of live art demonstrations. Both events are free and open to the public.

September 9 – 10

Seattle Design Festival Block Party at Occidental Park (Physical Address: 149 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104) is a two-day street fair celebrating the POWERful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event, hosted in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival taking place September 9 -22

September 8 – 10

Crafts by the Dock craft fair in Port Townsend, all day.

Come See A Place at the Table This Month at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

bainbridgeBainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery, 151 Winslow, features “A Place at the Table” at the gallery this month. On view are visions of festive gastronomic celebrations in this group show featuring complete place settings in ceramic, porcelain and other mediums. Table settings for every occasion from tea for two to Thanksgiving for eight.  Included are works by Pat Espey, Nana Kuo, Reid Ozaki, Carianna Schreitz, Terry Siebert, and Cameron Snow. The reception is September 1 from 6-8pm.  Image by Cameron Snow.

Fantasies and Fabrications Tonight from 5-8PM at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

blue“Fantasies and Fabrications,” is the new exhibit on view this month at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of September are Bridget Baker (2D artist) and David Tinsley (sculptor). They will jointly create exciting windows with unique pieces, taking viewers to the world of fantasies and fabrications. Meet the artists September 1 from 5-8pm. Image:  Crepuscular Clouds by Bridget Baker

Rob Gischer Show Opens at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

fourth“Rob Gischer … New Works! opens September 1 in a reception from 6-9pm at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham. On view through October 14, Gischer’s show fuses color, line, optical illusion and geometry with words and stories. Throughout his long teaching career in Whatcom County, he has been represented extensively in galleries and private collections from coast to coast. Join the gallery for an artist reception on September 1 between 6pm – 9pm during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk.

Northwest Pastel Society Exhibition at Scott Milo in Anacortes Opens September 1

scottThe Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in Anacortes, welcomes back the Signature Member Group of the NW Pastel Society. Over 30 distinguished members will exhibit work in various styles, including landscape, seascape, animals and birds, etc. Juror, Craig Lemley, from Dakota Art will give awards for the show. Please join us and see all the new work for Fall 2017. Also showing are new glass, jewelry, tables and a selection of new sculptures. Reception with the Artists is Friday, September 1, 6 – 9pm, on Labor Day Weekend. Image: Social Club, 18 x 24 Pastel by Caroline Garland.

Art Walks and Special Events Through September 4

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 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/artwalk

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg. www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us

Fremont Art Walk is 6 – 9pm. www.fremontfirstfriday.com

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

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

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

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.stov.us/art/firstFriday.html

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape. www.skagitvalleyartescape.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.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

September 2 – 3

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour. www.lopezstudiotour.org.

September 2 – 4

Bumbershoot, Seattle’s music and art festival. Seattle Center. The biggest of it’s kind in North America. www.bumbershoot.org

September 2 – October 28

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring hundreds and hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations: www.tacomaglassblowing.com.

Group Show This Month at Gallery Mack Highlights Georgia Gerber’s Sculptures

galmackLots to see this month at Gallery Mack, 2100 Western Avenue in Seattle, especially with the featured Georgia Gerber pieces. The Whidbey Island artist is widely collected by corporate as well as private art patrons.  Shown:  Deer with Wren, Bronze Sculpture, By Georgia Gerber, 30" H x 29" W x 18" D Last of the Edition

Special Events Through August 27

August 25 – 26

Choochokam 41st Annual Art Festival. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton Ferry terminal. www.choochokamarts.org

Quirky Curiosities and More This Month at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineSometimes  favorite pieces are the strange, quirky curiosities at the Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE.  For example,  this pair of Kookaburras from the 1838 "Birds of Australia and Adjacent Islands." Artist John Gould recalled the book when he realized that the mating pair of birds was actually two males. Check out more pieces on the homepage this month including a fantastic new set of maps and diagrams from the "Meyer’s Zeitung-Atlas."