Calendar of art walks and events through February 22

Third Thursday

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.

 

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.

 

Through February  22

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique hand-blown Glass treasures. Visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

Art walks and special events through February 15

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm from May – September. visit wallingford.org

 

Second Thursday

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

 

Second Friday

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

 

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.

 

February 13 – 22

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique hand-blown Glass treasures. Visit www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.

 

February 14 – 15

Kitsap Quilters’ 26th Annual Quilt Show, 10am – 5pm. Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Bremerton. Visit www.kitsapquiltshow.com.

First Thursday in Seattle–what’s happening

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, opens from 5-8pm with Linda Lowe’s “Resonance.” Although this is Lowe’s first solo exhibition in Seattle, she  has exhibited at prominent galleries nationally and her work is included in many corporate collections. Shown at the left: Migration.

 

 

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S.,  presents William Song’s newest body of paintings in the exhibition, “Shared Resonance.” In Song’s multi-layered works mixing oil and wax, the artist channels energy into a physical form that can be collectively shared with audiences. Song’s work has been exhibited multiple times at ArtXchange Gallery, at Seattle City Hall, and in public locations including Harborview Medical Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Shown at the right: Blue-White #10.

 

 

davidsonAmanda Knowles’ “Nescience” opens at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. from 5-8pm. Knowles takes abstracted scientific diagrams and images from a scanning electron microscope to emulate science’s ability to take the world apart and put it back together in a manageable way. Showing concurrently is “Indeterminate Lines,” recent etchings by French artist Bernar Venet. . In 2005, Venet received the title of Chevalier de La Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration. Shown at the left: Knotted Hill by Amanda Knowles.

 

 

fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., premiers two new artists tonight: Richard Downs and Don Morris.  From 7-9pm on February 12, the gallery is sponsoring a special educational evening, “A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Fine Art.” Follow this link for tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1224545. Shown at the right: Getting Ready in the House of Daedalus (detail)  by Richard Downs.

 

 

Opening from 6-8pm at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Ave.S.,  is “Concinnitas-Prints” suggesting “skillfully constructed thought,” a portfolio of aquatints, depicting hand-drawn equations, expressions and formulas by ten notable mathematicians and physicists of our time.

 

Work by Portland artist  Lucinda Parker opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S. She has had numerous one-person exhibitions throughout her career, including a career survey show at the Portland Art Museum, a one-person show at the Boise Art Museum, and Documents NW at the Seattle Art Museum.

 

 

lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with Christine Sharp’s “Views fro the Byways.” Sharp exhibits oil paintings focused on the byways of Washington, Oregon and Montana as she  explores the Northwest landscape through abstraction, pattern and shape inspired by travel through these regions. Before embarking upon her painting full time, Sharp produced news and investigative broadcasts for CNN. Her documentary work has been recognized with several awards including a Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival and the George Foster Peabody Award. She has also been honored with Signature Status in the Northwest Watercolor Society. Shown at the left: Methow Falls.

 

 

stonington“Roger Purdue: An Introduction, A Retrospection” opens at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. Purdue, who passed away in 2014,  created serigraphs primarily for his and his community’s enjoyment, and his work has never been seen outside of Whidbey Island and Orcas Island, WA. The artist was inspired by his great grandmother, who was Tsimshian, as well as many summers spent sailing the coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.

Student artists show their stuff through March 29

path“I am from: The Faces of the Path with Art,” an exhibition featuring 150 portraits reflecting the lives, struggles, hopes and dreams of Path with Art student artists, is showing through March 29 at the Washington State Convention Center, located at 800 Convention Way. A community reception and tour is scheduled for March 5 from 5:30-7pm. Curator  Maria Phillips is a Seattle based artist, instructor and lecturer throughout the United States. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington.

A correlating exhibition of Path with Art student portraits, “i am here: The Faces of Path with Art” will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum from February 5th – March 3.

Mark Gatewood’s Promises at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnarCurrently showing at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is Oregon artist Mark Gatewood’s show, "Promises." Gatewood explores both flat and gloss finishes on wood panels with images of promise;  ribbons, flowers and swirls layered, rubbed, sanded and rubbed again creating a depth and an alluring perspective. Gatewood’s work is collected internationally. Shown: Listen.

Future Ruins: Rodrigo Valenzuela at the Frye Art Museum

fryeCurrently showing through April 26 at the Frye Art Museum is “Future Ruins: Rodrigo Valenzuela.” For the present exhibition, the Frye commissioned Hedonic Reversal, a large-scale installation, and El Sisifo, a three-channel video projection. These new works move beyond the autobiographical focus of Valenzuela’s earlier projects to encompass broad discussions on class, racism, and labor. “My story,” he explains, “is essentially one of coming from a blue collar family, a family of workers. As a worker myself, I want to make a larger statement about everyday life.”  Shown: Rodrigo Valenzuela. Hedonic Reversal #1, 2015. Inkjet print. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum  and funded by the Frye Foundation.

Teapots Galore at Good Earth Pottery during February

goodearthAll month long, Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, is showing “Teapots,” both traditional and experimental. Located in the historic Fairhaven District since 1969, the gallery represents over 50 local artists.

Tom Anderson at Childhood’s End in Olympia

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is showing, “Random Acts of Art,” a show featuring  the work of Tom Anderson, through February 28.  The well-known artist exhibits regularly, and his work can be found in over 900 public and private collections including the Oregon Arts Commission, the Washington Arts Commission, Delta Airlines, the City of Olympia, Hewlett Packard, US Bank, Providence St. Peter Hospital as well as several important private collections.

Calendar of art walks and events through February 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 Thursdays. www.firstthursdayseattle.com

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 – 8pm, November through March. Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

 

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

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 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.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

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.

 

February 7

Free First Saturday at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with drop-in art activities that highlight the Year of the Sheep, live martial arts performances from Mak-Fai, music, dress-up, and a family-friendly sketching tour throughout the galleries from 11am – 2pm.

Art walks and events through January 18

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm from May – September. visit wallingford.org

Third Thursday

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.

 

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.

 

January 15 – January 18

The Nordic Heritage Museum  presents the sixth annual Nordic Lights Film Festival. Included are high-quality films from the Nordic countries, which often are not released widely in the United States. For more information, contact Stina Cowan, Public Programs Coordinator, at stinac@nordicmuseum.org.

January 17 – 18

Winter Weekends at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park.Starting Saturday, January 17 begins with family activities where kids explore creative mapping through drop-in art activities and story time, and create their own vehicle from recycled materials for an indoor drive-in movie. Story time at 11:30 am. The Lego Movie begins at 1 pm. Free and open to the public. Then, on Sunday, January 18 spend the afternoon getting inspired and generating ideas with some of Seattle’s best thinkers at Sunday Meetups.

Carrie Goller Gallery opening for Poulsbo Art Walk January 10

carriegCarrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, invites all to come to the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk on Second Saturday January 10 from 5-8pm. This month the gallery is featuring “Birds, Bugs and Other Beasts.”  Shown: Liberty V, oil/encaustic 5×5 – by Carrie Goller.

Gabriel Marquez show opens at Mainframe on January 10.

MainframeGabriel Marquez is an emerging Seattle artist who is not afraid of large-scale painting. His show, “Big Giant Paintings,” perfectly illustrates his love for the large and opens at Mainframe, 5628 Airport Way South #110, on January 10 in a reception from 6-9pm. The show continues through February 7. Mainframe participates in the  Georgetown Art Attack.

Jessika Kenney at the Frye Art Museum through February 1

frye“Anchor Zero,” the first solo museum exhibition of Seattle vocalist and composer Jessika Kenney opens January 10 and will run through February 1  at the Frye Art Museum. The exhibition premieres a new composition by Kenney for spatialized anti-choir, presented in a large-scale sound and video installation specially commissioned by the Frye Art Museum for its galleries. Kenney was the first recipient of the prestigious James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2014. Funded by the Raynier Institute and Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium, the award is intended to advance the creative work of outstanding individuals and culminates in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum. Shown: Jessika Kenney. Still from Anchor Zero, 2014. Digital video with audio. Videography by Claudia Mä. Design by Kyle Hanson. Painting by Faith Coloccia.

First Thursday in Pioneer Square is today

Because of the conflict with the New Year holiday, the traditional First Thursday openings in Pioneer Square were postponed last week and are today instead. Following are a few exhibits you should see:

 

Bryan Ohno Gallery,  521 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm to introduce “Northwest Wildlife.” The works in the show are by Travis Pond, a Portland artist who specializes in steel sculpture. The show closes February 28.

 

 

davidson“Prints of Industry,” on view through February 16, opens in a reception at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., from 6-8pm. The show reflects the glorification of the industrial engine, which powered industrial economies for decades. Also showing are “Contemporary Prints from Thailand.” Shown at the right: James E. Allen (American, 1894 – 1964) Teeming Ingots. Etching, 1935. Signed in pencil. Edition 100. Commissioned by the Society of American Etchers. 11-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches.

 

 

Foster/White Gallery,  220 Third Avenue S., opens at 6pm with a reception for popular Northwest artist James Martin. In this show, on view through January 31, the artist’s imagination depicts notable characters will commenting on current events.

 

 

Works by Fred Holcomb and G. Lewis Clevenger are showing at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., through January 31. The reception is from 6-8pm. Holcomb mines the fertile ground of land and seascape painting, while Clevenger’s work features a series of mixed media works on paper, combining doodles and drawing of everyday studio objects, which inspired this new material.

 

 

lisahLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Rear View,” on view through January 31. The exhibit  examines artists’ evolving practices by pairing early works with recent pieces. Over thirty artworks spotlight shifts of mediums, techniques and subjects of these established artists. Featured artists include Kathryn Altus, Joel Brock, Terry Furchgott, Richard Hutter, Victoria Johnson, Ed Kamuda, Sherry Karver, Richard Morhous, Linda Jo Nazarenus, Emily Wood, Thomas Wood, and Dion Zwirner. Shown at the left: Richard Morhous, Pasadena Rose, 1983, oil on paper, 29.5" x 40."

 

 

On view through January 31 at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., is “Absolute Zero,” featuring work by Dylan Neuwirth

Calendar of art walks and events through January 4

First Thursday (Most galleries will have openings on January 8 because of New Year’s Eve)

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

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 – 8pm, November through March. Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

 

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

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 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.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

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.