Opening today at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is a solo show of new works by Teresa Saia. Saia has a strong following in both private and corporate collections. Recognized by numerous national awards, her paintings embody a passion she feels for all her subject matter–believing it is necessary to continually develop, explore and grow, living a life devoted to art and bringing art to life. Image: Sunset on the Skagit
July 21 – September 4
CROSSING BORDERS, an Invitational jewelry show featuring jewelers from America and Canada opens at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. Featured American Jewelers: Maru Almeida, Laurie Hall, Micki Lippe, Suzanne Osborn, Stephanie Tomczak and Myung Urso. Featured Canadian Jewelers: Lydia Buxton, Bridget Catchpole, Suzanne Nairne, Louise Perrone, and Susan Remmant . Each of the invited artist was asked to investigate the concept of a border and crossing a borders while looking at the similarities and differences that occur between people living "across the border". This show hopes to demonstrate the parallels and contrast between nations and artists. Reception for the artists, Friday July 21 4-7 pm. Artists talk/walk of the show Saturday, July 22nd 11.30 – 1.30 pm
Puget Sound native Jane Hamilton Hovde has a new exhibit at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham. known for semi-abstract painting, symbolism, and drawing. Hoyde’s mentor, Dr. Richard Fuller, the first Director of the Seattle Art Museum, said, “You have unquestionably won a position as one of the leading artists of the Northwest.” A reception for the artist will take place during the Bellingham Art Walk on August 2 from 6-9pm. Image: Maud.
Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue,, is featuring a selection of rare sculpture by major Northwest artists covering the decades of 1920’s-1960’s in an exhibition titled “Northwest Sculpture: Five Decades of Form and Innovation.” Artists working in wood, plaster, marble and bronze include Everett DuPen, John Carl Ely, Marvin Herard, James FitzGerald, Phillip Levine, Ebba Rapp, and George Tsutakawa.
Currently showing at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. opens for the Edmonds Art Walk with Angela Bandurka & Ron Stocke in "Reflections." Both painters are acclaimed for their ability to capture reflections, in still life, city and waterscapes and much more.
“From the Earth, Of the Earth” with ceramic work by Melinda O’Malley and paintings by Leah Rene Welch are on view this month at Gallery North, 401 Main Street.The earth is integral to each of these artists, both as a material and a subject.Enjoy refreshments at Art Walk Edmonds on Thursday, July 20, 5-8pm. Be sure to participate in the silent auction for one of Leah’s paintings.
Join Zinc Art, 102 3rd Avenue S., this Thursday, July 20th, from 5 – 8pm
for the opening reception of “The Thought of Flying,” featuring new works by Artist
Artwood Gallery , located at 1000 Harris Avenuein Historic Fairhaven is Bellingham’s location for wood furniture and accessories designed and built by local artists. Dining room sets, desks, chests, hand-made ukuleles, and small tables are set off by jewelry boxes, bowls, kitchen ware, gifts, decorative items and sculpture in wood and other materials. Showcased this month is award-winning Whatcom County artist, Nancy Grigsby’s work. Meet the artist on July 28 from 2-4 pm. Artwood will also be a part of Fairhaven’s first occasion of the “Fourth Friday Art Walk” on July 28, from 5:00-8:30 pm.
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com
Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com
Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.
July 21 – 23
ART JAM 2017 Intimate gathering of creativity, sharing of ideas, community interaction and fun! Join the "art jam experience" in the barn at Rock Hollow Farm in Sequim www.RockHollowArts.com
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Festival features a dynamic group of north Olympic Peninsula artists. www.sequimarts.org
July 22 – 23
Alki Art Fair – next to the beach. Browse arts and crafts. www.alkiartfair.org
Glass Fest Northwest, a community celebration of glass and the artists of our region puts glass art center stage on the plaza outside Museum of Glass . In addition to shopping for unique art, visitors will have the opportunity to watch live glassmaking demonstrations and spend the day enjoying music, entertainment, food, drink, and family fun activities. While the majority of the artists will be displaying and selling glass art, visitors will also find jewelry artisans, printmakers, wood workers, and more. Admission to MOG will be free for each visitor that provides a receipt from a purchase made with one of the Glass Fest artists. The event will run from 12 – 5pm on Sunday, July 23. The fest is a collaboration between the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum.
Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens during the Kirkland Art Walk tonight from 5-8pm with a show featuring Donna Wallace, Hilda Bordianu and CJ Peltz.
Opening tonight from 5:30-8:30 pm is “The Collectors’ Eye|56th Annual Group Exhibition” at Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue in Seattle. Features are new & recently acquired works by Victoria Adams, Guy Anderson, William Cumming, Morris Graves, Paul Horiuchi, David Kroll, Jared Rue, Mark Tobey, & Gerard Tsutakawa. The show closes August 12.
Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.wallingford.org
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 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
July 14 – 16
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Festival. www.kirklanduncorked.com
Artful Evening Gala Auction for the Bellevue Arts Museum is July 15, 2017, 5:30pm in the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Grand Ballroom. Join us for the auction and party of the summer! Stunning art up for bid, craft cocktails for sipping, outstanding experiences for every interest. All proceeds benefit Bellevue Arts Museum. Kemper Development Company has generously offered to match 50% of Raise the Paddle donations up to $250,000! HELP US MAKE OUR MATCH!
July 15 – 16
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. www.peninsulaartleague.com
Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro Wooley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. www.skagitartiststogether.com
Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon – 5pm. www.pilchuck.org
Join the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, and all the other galleries in Poulsbo on July 8, 5-8pm for Second Saturday Artwalk! Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary posters and showing his latest work. Art galleries on Front Street for wine and fun.
The Blue Whole Gallery opens from 5-8pm with “Digital Expressions and Sculptures,” featuring Marilynn Evans (digital artist) and Joyce Volmut (sculptor). They will showcase unique work in the front windows. Marilynn and Joyce create what they see and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy. Meet the Artists on Fri., 7, 5:00-8:00 pm at the gallery located at 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Shown: Arctic Stomp by Joyce Volmut.
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 7 At the heart of this highly contemgroup exhibition of personal visions and stories shared through diverse photographic processes. Techniques include traditional darkroom photography, pinhole camera, conceptual filmmaking, interactive installations, as well as experimental and evolving artworks. Featuring abstract and representational watercolors by John Adams and Mike Biskup, and glass by Tiffany Thiele. Images: John Adams, Blue Horizon. Tiffany Thiele, Vase. Mike Biskup, Morning Tier. Shown: John Adams, Blue Horizon.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E., has an exhibit featuring “Women in Photography” in the Rachel Feferman Gallery through October 1. The group exhibition of personal visions and stories is shared through diverse photographic processes. Techniques include traditional darkroom photography, pinhole camera, conceptual filmmaking, interactive installations, as well as experimental and evolving artworks. One of the pieces is shown at the right.
Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is featuring a solo exhibition of work by Kathe Fraga during the Bainbridge Art Walk.Fraga’s artwork was recently featured at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Spring Exhibition, "Revering Nature", including 11 paintings.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E., introduces “Print Magic,” featuring Jan Branham, Pam Galvani and Shelley Minor in a reception from 6-8pm. In concert on the plaza is Stringology, vintage American music and much more.
The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, July 7 from 6 – 9 pm.
705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative
ACME Creative continues their exhibition Landscape in the Anthropocene curated by Natalie Niblack. Natural and cultural environments can no longer be separated, and nature is now shaped by culture. More often than not, landscape painting reflects the desires and romantic ideal of the culture that produces it, rather than the reality outside the front door. This exhibition asks the viewer to recognize the consequences of our relationship with the environment.
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts
THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its NW Artists in our NEW SHOW for the Summer: “SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS” – a celebration of light and color that only the NW can achieve. We are happy to include 2 NEW Artists: Steve Hill, Pastels; and Ralph Bladt, Watercolors; in addition to new works by Ellen Dale, Fused Glass; Randy Emmons, Watercolors; Caroline Garland, Oils; Jan Gellatly, Watercolors; Greg Dugan, Watercolors & Pen & Ink; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylics; Terry Mac Donald, Acrylics; Suzanne Powers, Oils; Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics, Maria Wickwire, Sculpture; Ron Moore, Wood Sculpture; and Peggy Woods, Watercolor and many more. New Jewelry by Gail Thein and Annette Tamm whose hand beveled pendants are one-of-a-kind treasures. Our featured Artist Demo will be by Terry Mac Donald with her bright & colorful acrylics, collage & mixed media painting.
913 6th Street, Salt & Vine (New Merchant)
Salt & Vine offers a fine selection of wine, meats and cheeses in a cozy bistro environment. We have Sky Island Cooperative presenting new wood, metal, tile – mixed media pieces for your walls.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Join us for our 2nd Annual “Little Gems” show featuring a juried exhibit of 70 small works of art in a variety of mediums. Member artists throughout the state of Washington are showcased with many genre and the awards were given by Lois Griffel, director of Cape Cod School of Arts. Best of Show awarded to Joy S. Olney for “Research Men”, oil. First Place awarded to Jane Wallis for “Docked at Port Angeles”, oil. Also, come see new glass, jewelry, tables and an outstanding selection of new sculptures!
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
Lois Judd, our July artist, will return to the Majestic Inn with her paintings and mosaics. Both mediums share similar subjects: people, landscapes, and everyday objects. A dynamic contrast in surfaces can be seen in the glitter of glass and the layering of paint.
Opening First Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., is “ What Would Betsy Ross Do? A New American Flag Project,” a community-based art project showcasing creative reactions to the political climate of the United States. Over 25 artists present textile work, large-scale installation, and participatory projects. A simultaneous social media engagement project, collected by the hashtag #whatwouldbetsyrossdo, allows the participation of ‘Betsy Rosses’ from around the world.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., welcomes a new collection by Washington’s own Will Robinson. With the immutability of stone and the rawness of nature at its core, “Continuum” achieves a dynamic delicacy rare in stonework of such magnitude. On view through July 22, the opening is from 6-pm.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is pleased to announced a “Summer Group Exhibition” featuring an eclectic group of artists working in various mediums. This includes artists such as
Larry Calkins, Stacie Chappell, Sam Chung, Mieko Hara, Selene Santucci, Heny Steinberg,
In July, Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents Wilder Places, an exhibition of recent oil paintings by Seattle-area artist Christine Sharp. Sharp melds abstraction with representation of the landscape in vivid paintings that interpret the topography of the Northwest. She translates scenes with bold color and pattern. The effects are fragmented forms arranged into harmonious compositions resembling the land. The artist will be present for the opening reception First Thursday, July 6 rom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is work by Seattle artist Linda Haack. Haack works with mosaic techniques in assembling complex, interwoven geometric patterns on wall-mounted three-dimensional sculptures. Large in scale and bright in color, complex patterns fill the many curved forms.
Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Liberty” featuring Peter Zokosky, Fred Stonehouse, Robert Schultz, Robert Pruitt, Sarah Perry, Judy Nimtz, Michelle Muldrow, Kerry James Marshall, Tim Lowly, Ira Korman, Laurie Hogin, F. Scott Hess, Kenny Harris, Josh Dorman, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Melissa Cooke, Darlene Campbell, Shay Bredimus, Sandow Birk, Eric Beltz and David Bailin. The exhibition is an unconstrained, non-thematic, all-inclusive installation of diverse artworks that vary in medium, scale and content. The artists chose their subjects based on the question: "What occupies your mind in and out of the studio?" In other words, they were at liberty to choose which artwork to exhibit without restrictions, parameters or curatorial constraints. The viewer may be inclined to consider this show art for arts sake, bohemian, free form, atypical, unorthodox, or progressive. The installation is an all inclusive; it is an opportunity for 20 creative minds to share an experience and yet remain fully autonomous.
How would you paint a paradox? Laura Thorne’s paintings in “Panoramic Present” capture time through sight. Stand both inside and outside of time as you experience her evocative expressions with form and color, where what appears is shaped by what disappears. See Thorne’s work at SAM Gallery during a celebration of this new body of work Thursday, July 6.
"The Long Game", a solo exhibition of juniper and bronze sculpture and original sketches by Hib Sabin returns to the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson in an opening from 6-pm. A print and digital catalog will be released in conjunction with the solo show, available only through the gallery. Sabin (Non-Indigenous) returns with a body of work that considers ideas about age in a world where youth is lauded, applauded, and sought after with religious fervor. Now in his 80s, Sabin turns his critical eye and dexterous carving hand upon himself, with work that reflects upon the timelessness of the human condition, the desire to revisit the past with a discerning eye, and a fearlessness of what lies beyond the known.
With a First Thursday opening, July 6, 5-8pm Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the gallery will host a group exhibition that celebrates it’s legacy and future.This exhibition includes work by artists who have been at the heart of the gallery’s programming since its beginning. It also includes work by a group of artists who are new to the gallery. Together, these 41 artists represent our commitment to honoring our history and to always being open to new ideas and ways of seeing. Traver Gallery, now an internationally recognized leader in the field of contemporary glass
and cornerstone of the Seattle arts scene, first opened its doors in 1977 in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The premier exhibition featured seven local painters, many of whom had been Traver’s professors at Cornish College of the Arts. In the tradition of lineage, the baton has now been passed to William’s daughter, Sarah Traver, who continues to build upon the visionary foundation begun by her father 40 years ago.
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
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
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
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/
Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.
Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am – 5pm. For info: www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com
July 8 – 9
Ballard Seafood Fest. Huge free festival that includes arts and crafts. Takes over Ballard. For map and info: www.seafoodfest.org
Tacoma Art Festival for art and music lovers, along 6th Ave. For map and info: www.on6thave.org