Opening May 25 in Tieton is “Textiles Tieton 2013.” This year’s theme: Salsa!, presents quilt artists from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association of Washington who will debut their juried show full of spicy textiles and art objects inspired by dance, music, and joie de vivre. On view through July 14 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery at 613 Elm St in Tieton, WA.
“Lucid,” a gallery Installation by Barbara De Pirro, is on view at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles through June 30. De Pirro’s atmospheric installation creates interplay between light and shadow: ever changing patterns with the shifting of light, swaying gently with the delicate flow of air. De Pirro’s work is widely shown in museums and galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The University of Washington’s School of Art 2013 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design annual exhibition is on view through June 23 at The Henry Art Gallery on the western edge of the University of Washington Campus at 15th Ave NE & 41st St. in Seattle. Pieces in the exhibition are selected with curatorial assistance by Jim Rittimann, Henry Art Gallery head preparator and exhibition designer.
Broadway Market Gallery, 401 Broadway East in Seattle, is showing the work of Jessica Jorgensen through June 23.
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th #212 in Seattle, showcases Extasia’s jewelry in a trunk show on view through June 3.
Stunningly Strange Gallery, 407 Main Street in Edmonds, recently opened a circus-inspired innstallment in her on-going “Family Strange” series. Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market. Shown: Clown.
Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue in Seattle, is currently showing “AXIS INDEX: Installation by Damien Gilley” through August 9. The exhibit is an immersive installation combining sculpture and drawing intended to transform the architecture of the gallery through physical and visual methods. Gilley’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at such venues as Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands); EastWestProject (Berlin, DE), Arthouse (Austin, TX), Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX) and numerous locations in Portland, OR, including the Portland 2010 Biennial.
42nd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am-11pm., Seattle Center. Visit www.nwfolklife.org.
Still time to buy Seattle Art Museum Remix tickets. The Remix explores The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States and SAM’s collection during a special evening of performances, art activities, dancing, and more at this late-night, creative explosion. This event is open to guests ages 18+. Taxes place from 8pm to midnight.
The fine prints available at Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is, in many ways, a walk through history. This month they are featuring prints honoring fallen heroes . Did you know that Memorial Day was called Decoration Day until after the Civil War? Shown is Manassas, a mezzotint by Chris Nowicki, an abstract commemoration of the place where the first and second Battles of Bull Run were fought. Despite both these Confederate victories, Manassas was in Union hands for most of the war.
Farmer’s daughter Leslie Cain interprets the Northwest landscape in a new way–using pastels on gessoed board. On view through June 3, her work encompasses the land and waters of the San Juans to the fertile valleys of the Eastern Washington. A reception for the artist is on May 18 from 4-7pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor. Shown: Trail to English Camp
On view through June 2 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is "The Art of Dr. Seuss – Rare Editions.” The exhibit offers a rare look into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and includes now-rare editions from his Secret Art, Unorthodox Taxidermy Sculpture and Archive Collections. On opening night, May 18, national artist representative Jeff Schuffman will present a brief lecture in the gallery at 7 p.m., providing insights into Geisel’s artistic endeavors, his unique vision and impact on American culture. Shown: Pink Tufted Beast in a Night Landscapes .
Showing at the Christopher Gallery, 537 Main Street in Edmonds, is Pacific Northwest photographer and artist Ian Morrison. Before moving to Washington, Ian taught photography, drawing and electronic arts courses at Grand Canyon University and Glendale Community College, in Arizona.
Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. opens for Third Thursday from 5-8pm with a show featuring the watercolor and acrylic paintings of Bev Jozwiak. Jozwiak’s skill as a painter has garnered her national acclaim as one of America’s premier watercolorists. Shown: First Street Hotel.
Gallery North, 508 Main Street, presents the art work of Eve Ingraham who will be showing both paintings and jewelry in the Featured Artist Room. Ingraham shares her travel adventures from a recent trip to Europe.
Belltown Art Walk, 6pm until closing. Visit http://belltownartwalk.com/
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open fro, 5pm-8pm. All three museums are free. Call 253.272.4258 or www.artwalktacoma.com/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm. May through October
Everett Art Walk, 4pm-7pm. Visit www.everettartwalk.org.
LaConner Art Walk, 4pm-8pm. www.laconnerchamber.com/
Viking Fest Poulsbo, Downtown and on the waterfront. Visit www.vikingfest.org.
Blue Poppy Day with Ranier League of Arts. View both art and blue poppies throughout the Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens next to Weyerhauser in Federal Way. www.rhodygarden.org
At 1 p.m. Museum of Glass in Tacoma hosts internationally acclaimed curator and author William Warmus for a lecture entitled “The True History of Glass?” This lecture is part of the Museum’s ongoing educational programming in support of the mission to provide a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. Admission to the lecture is included in Museum admission.
University District Street Fair: longest running street festival in the nation. Visit Udistrictchamber.org.
3548 Meridian Street, Bellingham. Visit www.alliedarts.org.
On May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm the City of Kenmore celebrates the grand opening of their new Arts of Kenmore Gallery and city hall. Features are works by Liana Bennett, Seiko Konya and Joe MacKechnie. Entertainment provided by JIVE, a jazz choir from Bothell High School. Light refreshments will be served.
Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora in Seattle, presents EXPO 13, May 10 through 25, expanding the College’s annual art and design exhibition to include more student work in different disciplines. The opening reception is Friday, May 10, from 5 to 9 pm and a series of Student Spotlights will be featured on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 5 pm.
VALA Art Center , 7303 164th Ave NE in Redmond, presents its newest art installation by Redmond Clay Studio, “Works in clay by the teachers and their students”, which displays May 10 through June 28. The Redmond Clay Studio operates out of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center and is run by the City of Redmond Parks & Recreation Department .
The Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King Street I Seattle, just opened “Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.” The exhibit challenges conventional ways of talking about race, putting viewers face-to-face with the artwork of 26 artists who address this complex yet personal issue. The artists, diverse in ethnic and cultural backgrounds, present a range of stories that have personally affected them in some way, including violence against communities of color, transnational adoption, and navigating long-standing racial stereotypes. In addition to the artwork on display, visitors are invited to explore their experiences in interactive parts of the exhibit, such as a reworking of their passport to better capture their identities.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is currently featuring works by Kathe Fraga, David Ridgway and Elizabeth Bruno. Fraga inspires memories of old Parisian wall papers presented as contemporary frescoed paintings with resin surfaces while Ridgway’s world includes houses, shed, and barns of the Skagit Valley and the San Juan Island. Bruno’s oil on panel paintings present a modern context for her old fashioned fairy tale imagery. Shown at the right by Kathe Fraga.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, introduces Brooke Westlund to the gallery for a special one week exhibit. She fills the Vernissage week with her mixed media works leading into a traveling exhibit, "The Rare Editions Event" by Dr. Seuss which opens on Saturday May 18th. Westlund uses many different techniques and materials to create her abstract painting including paints, transparent photographs, dry pigment powders, stamps, encyclopedia cut outs, ribbon, etc. The reception is on May 8 from 6-8pm.
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk from 5-8pm. More information and maps: www.blitzcapitolhill.com
West Seattle Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, Visit www.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com.
Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, along Greenwood Ave. North from 67th-87th St. Visit http://artupgreenwood-phinneyblogspot.com/
Kirkland Art Walk 6-9pm
Ballard Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Call Ballard Chamber of Commerce at 206.784.9705. www.centraldistrictartwalk.com/.
Central District Art Walk from 1pm-5pm. at various locations around 23rd Ave & E Cherry St.
Georgetown Art Attack, 6-9pm. Visit www.georgetownartattack.com
Port Angeles Art Walk, 5-8pm. Visit www.portangelesdowntown.com/
Poulsbo Art Walk from 5-8pm. http://poulsboartwalk.com/default.aspx
May 4-5; 11-12
Vashon Island Open Tour features artists in all mediums in group shows as well as
30-40 open studios. Maps available at island galleries and the Chamber of Commerce.
Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours, advance reservations required, minimum
Groups of 10. Call 206/621-8422 or email email@example.com.
Phinney Greenwood Art Walk and Art Festival includes, over 40 locations between 65th and 87th. Fri., 6-9pm, Sat.,noon-5pm.
Art Show, Sale & Benefit Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11 from 9AM – 4PM each day. (Same weekend as the Camano Island Studio Art tour) at the Stanwood United Methodist Church, · 27128 102nd Drive NW in Stanwood.
Camano Island Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Studio Tour, 10am-5pm.
For location information visit www.camanoarts.org.
Kirkland Artists Studio Tour, 10am-6pm. Call Kirkland Arts Center for locations At 425/822-7161. Mother’s Day Weekend from 10am-6pm. Begin the tour at the Kirkland Arts Center, where maps and information will be available. There will be free Kid’s Art Activities at KAC, 12:00 noon to 3:00pm on Saturday in the Skylight Room (3rd Floor). Learn more online: www.kirklandartiststudiotour.com
Pilchuck Glass School will bring together the Pilchuck community at Chihuly Garden and Glass’ centerpiece–the renowned glass house–to express appreciation for supporters of the school and education in glass. Pilchuck Celebrates continues the school’s long-standing tradition of honoring extraordinary contributions to the field of contemporary glass. At this event, Pilchuck will reignite the Libenský | Brychtová Award (conceived in 1996 as the Libenský Award) by recognizing Klaus Moje as the 2013 honoree. An internationally renowned studio glass pioneer working with kilnformed glass, Moje is the founding director of the glass workshop at the Canberra School of Art. He will travel to Seattle from his home in Australia to accept the award.
”Expressions in Haida Mythology” is showing May 4 through May 25 at Steinbrueck Native Gallery , 2030 Western Avenue in Seattle. The artist’s reception is at 3pm, Saturday, May 12. The Haida are the indigenous people of the Queen Charlotte Islands and Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. They traditionally carve a rare and beautiful black stone known as Argillite, which is found in only one known quarry in the world. This will be the first solo exhibition in Seattle by celebrated artist Lionel Samuels. Lionel is a Haida Master Carver who is widely known for his distinct style and his large and detailed versions of classic Haida sculptures.