Aquatints and mezzotints at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineThis month Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring the techniques of aquatint and mezzotint, two of the most subtle and intricate print processes. Both were developed in the 1600’s as methods to show more delicate shading for painterly prints. On the gallery’s home page is more information of these techniques, ad well as several examples. With both methods, the artist develops the print using no lines – the image is created entirely with successive layers of shading. Shown is Klamath River, showing the enormous depth and delicate detail that Northwest artist Stephen McMillan achieves with successive layers of blocking and etching.

Works from John C. Menihan estate at Davidson Galleries

davidsonOn view through November 14 at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. are works directly from the John C. Menihan (1908-1992) estate. Menihan  devoted two decades, the 1930s and 1940s, to creating more than 100 lithographs. Although Bolton Brown served as an early mentor, Menihan continued to experiment while producing an important body of work in this medium. Shown: Jake, Lithograph, signed. c. 1940

Calendar of art walks and events through October 26

October 22

Auction for Art for Animals’ Sake  ends at 10pm.


October 24

Pilchuck Glass School 36th Annual Auction and Gala: THE contemporary glass event of the year. Held at The Westin, Seattle. Auction tours Oct. 22 – 25 are free and open to the public. Preview Night, Oct. 23. For reservations, time, and details, visit


October 24 – 26 & November 14 – 16

bestBest of the Northwest returns to Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park for their annual, 2-part Art and Fine Craft Fall show. Attend both "ACTS" and meet over 200 of the region’s most talented artists. Add to your collection of art, find unique gifts for the holidays, and while there nosh on tasty local cuisine, bring your kids to the free children’s art table, and watch demonstrations by a number of talented show artists, designed to inspire or ignite your passion for art. Parking is plentiful and as always, it’s free.  For more information:


October 25

Meet Me at the Movies at the Frye Art Museum. 11:30am – 1pm. A new quarterly film program designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, this innovative, socially inclusive film program can be enjoyed by all adults.


October 26

Sand Point Arts and Cultural (SPACE) invites the public to a grand opening reception from 4-6PM featuring a special exhibit of artworks on loan from the City of Seattle’s Portable Works collection. Building 30 artist studios in Magnuson Park will be open to the public from 1PM – 5PM, with over 24 studios open throughout all three floors of the west wing.

October 19 special benefit for Connie Castellano on Bainbridge

Connie Castellano, a local Bainbridge artist and jeweler was robbed of all her inventory in August and needs help. Her friends, family and local artists are gathering at the Treehouse Café, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd.NE on Bainbridge Island at 2-5pm October 19. Many artists are donating items to be auctioned, the  proceeds of which will go to help Connie. Y’all come!

Seattle Art Museum downtown showing American Masterpieces, 1771-1917 through December 7

sammorningOn view through December 7 at the Seattle Art Museum  is “American Masterpieces, 1771-1917.”    The installation includes landmark works by renowned American artists from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, some from SAM’s collection and many on loan. This special display marks the public announcement of a major new acquisition for the museum, Raphaelle Peale’s Still Life with Strawberries and Ostrich Egg Cup, 1814 painted in Philadelphia in the great age of Enlightenment. It is an exquisite painting, small in size but great in its beauty and rich in history. Shown:   A Morning Walk, 1888, John Singer Sargent, American, (born Florence, Italy), 1856-1925, Oil on canvas, 26 3/8 × 19 1/2in. (67 × 49.5cm), Private Collection, T2014.33.10

Howard/Mandville annual small works show begins October 18

howardThe 24th Annual Invitational SMALL WORKS SHOW reception and sale opens Saturday, October 18 from 5:30-8pm and runs through November 2 at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. According to Jeffrey Carlson, editor of Fine Art Today, "One of the country’s largest and most anticipated small works shows launches this weekend, boasting pieces by highly respected representational artists." Shown:   Conversation At Dusk by Zhaoming Wu 

Moe, Elements of the Floating World at Bryan Ohno

“Moe, Elements of the Floating World,” work by Yumiko Glover, opens October 16 in a reception from 6-8pm  at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street in Seattle. Glover explores Japan’s complex patriarchal structure and gendered divisions. Depictions of provocatively-clad high school age girls in these oil on canvas works reveal the current climate and expression of Japanese erotica and erotic artwork.

New shows to see during the Edmonds Art Walk October 16

Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., presents a new show titled “Paying Attention”  by  internationally-renowned impressionist Pam Ingalls. The artist reception, featuring champagne and refreshments, is 5-8pm during the Edmonds art walk October 16. The show runs through November 17.



“Transitions, ” featuring the work of Gallery North member, Joyce Donaldson, is showcased in a special reception for the artist during the Edmonds art walk on October 16. The gallery is located at 401 Main Street in Edmonds.

New approaches by Calimpong & Rogers at Schack Art Center

schackAre we there yet? Artists Granite Calimpong and Brent Rogers may never know, but their adventures and discoveries along the way are featured in the exhibit “Halfway to Somewhere”  now showing at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, through November 8, 2014. "Halfway to Somewhere" is the result of their shared residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) in 2013. As resident artists at PGC, Calimpong and Rogers were able to experiment, try new ideas and make art in a nonlinear way using different materials and new approaches and processes. Shown: by Calimpong & Rogers.

Calendar of art walks and events through October 19

Third Wednesday

Uptown Art Walk The walk will start at the corner of Roy Street and Queen Anne Avenue, continuing north on Queen Anne Avenue.


Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

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

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


Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through

Third Saturday

Everett Art Walk is from 4 –


October 16

The Art + Science Salon series will hold its next evening at the Tacoma Art Museum  on Thursday, Oct. 16— for presentations and a conversation titled Analog-Tech.  The event is 6–8 p.m., with talks from 6:30–7:30 p.m., and time to mingle before and after.  It is free and open to everyone.

A taste of Iceland comes to the Nordic Heritage Museum

nordic“Odin’s Eye,” featuring work inspired by Norse mythology from eight Icelandic and American artists, is now showing at the Nordic Heritage Museum, through November 9. The tales of Norse mythology offer ways to understand the ideas and daily life of Icelanders in the early 13th century. "Snorri’s Edda [a 13th century document of Norse myths] contains a complete world view expressed in mythological terms for us to enjoy as a window into a different world of learning from what we have grown accustomed to with the rise of Western science and civilization,” said Gísli Sigurðsson, Research Professor and Head of the Department of Folklore at The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland. Artists featured, include Icelanders Gunnella, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, Sindri Már Sigfússon, and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, and American artists Derek Weisberg, Pandora Andre-Beatty and Michael Linton Simpson.

Maestro Lino Tagliapietra returns to the Museum of Glass

mogMaestro Lino Tagliapietra returns  to the Hot Shop at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass on Sunday, October 19. The day  will be dedicated to celebrating the incredible career and recent birthday of Tagliapietra, who turned 80 years old in August.  Activities will include the Hot Shop Live! show, cake in the Grand Hall, hands-on crafts, fusing workshops, films about Tagliapietra and catalog giveaways for new and renewing members. Visitors can also view a selection of Tagliapietra’s work in the Grand Hall display, Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra.

Bruce Lee exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum

wingSeattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is showing the intimate story of Bruce Lee through 2017. With the full support of the Lee family, The Wing will be the only museum in the world, outside of Hong Kong, to present an exhibition about Bruce Lee’s life. In 1999, Time Magazine named Bruce Lee one of the most influential people of the century.  He inspired – and continues to inspire – millions of people, 40 years after his death, through his trailblazing work in martial arts, film and fitness. He was an international superstar but for Asian Pacific Americans, he was much more. The exhibition features interactive multi-media displays, never-before-seen personal belongings and collector memorabilia related to Bruce Lee’s time in Seattle and the Chinatown-International District, his relationship with Linda and family, his global influence and legacy, and his martial arts. Photo credit: ® & © Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Bruce Lee on the set of Way of the Dragon.

Stephen McMillan’s etchings at Waterworks Gallery

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is showing “The Natural World of Stephen McMillan” through October 29. His aquatint etchings are inspired and sustained by the natural world. Whether it’s a bike ride in the Bellingham area countryside, or a week-long backpacking trip in the high Sierra, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that he seeks to share with others through his art. Shown: Misty Morning.

Poulsbo Art Walk on Second Saturday 5-8pm



This Saturday, October 11, the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association wants the public to vote in their “Extreme Tangerine” competition for the gallery with the best window display. The winning gallery will award a $175 gift certificate to one lucky voter. Your voting ballot enters you into the contest. It all starts with the Poulsbo 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm. Meet artists, watch demos, enjoy music and food as you wander down Front Street in this picturesque town overlooking Liberty Bay.