“Selected Offerings from the Great Pacific Northwest,” featuring work by Mark Boyle, opens at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th Avenue S., in a champagne and dessert reception from 5-8pm. The show runs through September 21.
The sixth annual Beauty of the Northwest Invitational Exhibit is currently showing at Gallery North at 401 Main Street in downtown Edmonds. This year’s show features the work of over 30 Northwest artists and is open to the public through August 29. The gallery will be open for the Third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm.
Chelsea Ryoko Wong’s "Am I in a Trance, Stranger?" show is on view through September 14 at Zinc Art + Interiors ,102 3rd. Avenue S., with an opening night soiree on August 20 from 5-8 during the Edmonds Art & Wine Walk. Wong explores traveling, the dream-like state of being in another place, and what happens to memories once we return home delving into both fact and fiction, which happens to remembered moments once space and time have passed. Shown at the right: Recess.
Museum of Glass in Tacoma (MOG) will wrap up August with two first-time “Fuel Their Fire III Visiting Artists.” Sculptor Dan Webb will collaborate with the Museum’s Hot Shop Team from August 19 through 23, with Artist Piper O’Neill completing her residency the following week, August 26 through 30. Shown: Dan Webb, Fortress, image courtesy of the artist.
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.edmondsartwalk.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.https://www.seattledesigncenter.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.tacoma.com/events/tacomas-third-thursday-art-walk/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.
Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk,noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598
#SAMRemix returns from 8pm to midnight celebrating summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park among Sam Vernon’s site-specific installation, How Ghosts Sleep (Seattle): Hive and the Olympic Sculpture Park collection during a special evening of performances, tours, art-making, and dancing under the stars. Click here for tickets.
August 22 – 23
Arts in Nature Festival returns to Camp Long in West Seattle. The festival is an eclectic experience of music, art, and performance in the woods of Seattle’s only camp ground. The diverse lineup of over 40 artists includes music from indie rock to traditional Japanese folk, plus dance performance, poetry, and audio/visual installations in the Museum of Sound. Camp Long is located at 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.
The Nordic Heritage Museum will host its second annual Run-Like-a-Viking 5K at Golden Gardens Park. The run kicks off the 32nd Viking Days, the Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual summer festival. Registration is now open for the Run-Like-a-Viking 5K. Viking-inspired costumes are encouraged for runners. On-leash dogs are welcome to run with their owners, and are encouraged to wear costumes as well. Gun time for the race is 8:00 am on Saturday, August 22. The run will be chip timed and the field is limited to 500 participants. Participants are welcome to walk instead of run, and participants may push strollers.
Both Saturday and Sunday will begin with a traditional Swedish pancake breakfast at 9:00 a.m., and the rest of the festival will be open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday night’s Salmon BBQ runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and features alder-smoked salmon and live music.To experience a little of Viking life first hand, Viking Days attendees need only look to the Viking Encampment. All day and into the evening, there will be demonstrations in everything from cooking, weaving, and woodcarving to weapon forging and a battle re-enactment, in which visitors are invited to participate.
The Art Port Townsend 17th Annual Artist Studio Tour is a festival of the visual arts featuring an open studio tour of local artists. The final event of the Annual Art Port Townsend festival – the Artist Studio Tour features a tour of the studios of artists in the greater Port Townsend area. Click here for a map.
“50 Shades of Clay”, featuring work by Isaac Howard opens today in a reception from 3-6pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. Soda-fired ceramic surfaces by the artist are featured throughout August. Meet the artist at a reception on August 15 from 3-6pm.
Showing through August 30 at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is “The Magnificent Landscape,” Tim Schumm’s new work. Honoring the vastness of scale, Tim’s portrayal of the Northwest landscape is intimate and human in scale. The viewpoints of the rocky shore, the sea at low tide, and the sun glinting off the Douglas fir trees at dawn are the subjects for his brushes and paints. The reception for the show is August 15 from 4:30-7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Shown: Low Tide.
On view through September 26 at the Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 W. 4th Avenue W. in Olympia, is a group exhibit. The featured artists are Barbara Noonan’s pastels, J. Nelson’s marquetry mirrors, Chris Maynard’s feather art and Yoshiko Yamamoto’s block prints. Shown: by Barbara Noonan.
This August woodwork by Michael Flaherty and fine art by Francy Blumhagen are showing at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. Michael, with a long history of ingenious designs, has been focusing on hand-crafted ukuleles for the last several years. He has several underway using rosewood, mango, and koa, as well as fiddleback maple from our own area. Blumhagen has been painting professionally for 30 years, and her work involves many media including block prints, collage, and woodcuts. Meet the artists from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday August 15. Shown: Saw Whet Owl by Francy Blumhagen
Dendroica Gallery, 1718 A E Olive Way in Seattle, opens today. The gallery has a starting roster of 12 local and national artists, showing a wide variety of art from sculpture to collage, from of-the-moment projection art to cartoons. Work from these artists will be shown from August 13 – September 8.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE in Seattle, always has the seasons in mind for their exhibits. Since a lot of people vacation in August, they’re showing French graphic designer Bernard Villemot who specialized in bold advertisements like this lithograph for seaside resorts in France from 1955. But, did you know that August 26 is National Dog Day? Normally, I only post one image per press release, but, since I’m a major dog lover, I decided to also include this embossed, chromolithograph postcard printed in Germany. Notice how the portrait style shows off the floppy hairdo and mustache of the white pup.
Internationally renowned artist James Mongrain returns to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma to work on a new commissioned project from Wednesday, August 12, through Sunday, August 16. During his residency,, Mongrain will create modern interpretations of 18th and 19th century Venetian glass. These pieces, commissioned by the George R. Stroemple Collection, a Stroemple/Stirek Collaboration, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the museum.
Drop by the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, on Friday, August 14 from 6 – 8 pm for a special exhibition party at the gallery celebrating the closing of the Christopher Mathie + Chuck Gumpert show.
Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue N. in Everett, is honoring photographer James Arrabito as an Artist of the Year for 2015. He shares this honor with sculptor Verena Schwippert. A special reception will be held August 13 from 5-8pm for their combined exhibit, "Vibrant Matter," which will be on view in the Schack’s main gallery through September 19. The 2015 Art Advocate of the Year, Lloyd Weller, and the 2014, Volunteer of the Year, Susie Howell, are also being honored during this exhibit opening. Shown: Fine Lace, James Arrabito
Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm from May – September. visit Wallingford.org
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.capitolhillartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com
Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.www.belltownartwalk.com
Phinney Greenwood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. artupphinneywood.com
Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm.www.kirklandartwalk.com
Poulsbo Arts Festival. All kinds of arts and crafts. For over 21 years the Poulsbo Arts Festival (previously Arts by The Bay) has been celebrated on the beautiful waterfront park in downtown Poulsbo on the third weekend in August. A must see event every year.www.cafnw.org.
Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W Marine View Dr. Food, music and 100+ artists will be sharing painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more. Visit www.schack.org