Just in time for the holidays, Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, has Stephen McMillan’s newest aquatint. For the past few years, he has been doing a new print each winter, inspired by local scenes. This is Winter Reflections, showing snowy beauty at one of our in-city Olmstead Parks, Greenlake in North Seattle. You can find it in the New in the Gallery section on the Fine Impressions Gallery website. This print is 12 x 9 inches, showing the amazing detail that McMillan can achieve even in a small space.
December 6 – 8
20th Annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country. Fri. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm. Visit www.christmasinthecountry.info.
30th Anniversary Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, 10am – 6pm daily. View and shop for quality juried art in studio settings. Visit www.bistudiotour.com.
Clinton on Whidbey Island Holiday Bazaar, local arts & crafts. Call Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 360/341-3929.
Gage Academy "Drawing Jam" 1501 Tenth Ave. East, 9am – 9pm. Visit www.gageacademy.org.
The Greening of Coupeville Art & Antique Walk. For info:www.centralwhidbeychamber.com
December 7 – 8
Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival and Crafts Fair, 10am – 5pm, Phinney Center Gallery at 6532 Phinney Ave. North, Seattle.
Tidefest Art Fest at Gig Harbor High School. Visit www.tidefest.com.
December 7 – 8, 14 – 15
Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour,10am – 4pm. Call Vashon Allied Arts at 206/463-5131.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will finish the year with a show entitled “Langley Inside and Out”. This exhibit features oil paintings by Phyllis Ray. Phyllis has had a love affair with Langley for 30 years and recently moved here and opened Studio 106. Drawn to what is old and used, she likes the feeling of history and the “ghost” of things that were there before. The “Small Pleasures Show” will also be continuing this month. A reception for the artist is from 5-7pm.
Cole Gallery, 102 5th Avenue S. in Edmonds, celebrates their fifth anniversary with a festive open house from 11am – 5pm. Artist demos will be in progress throughout the day and they will be serving hot cider, mulled wine along with complimentary appetizers and desserts catered by the Shorecrest High School Culinary Arts Department. At the same time, the gallery will introduce new artists Beth Verheyden and Ron Stocke. Shown: Public Market by Ron Stocke.
Gage Academy of Art presents the 14th annual Drawing Jam, happening Saturday, December 7, from 9am-9pm at the Gage building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill, 1501 10th Ave E. The annual family-friendly celebration of art and music features more than 50 live models in studios throughout the building, as well as live music, demonstrations from Gage teaching artists, dedicated spaces for young artists, an assortment of local food trucks and FREE art supplies for all! And new in 2013, Drawing Jam presents, "After Dark," a music and interactive-art celebration featuring craft cocktails for the 21+ crowd, and hosted by Almost Live alum Nancy Guppy of the Seattle Channel’s “Art Zone.” Tickets to Drawing Jam are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 with a student I.D. and kids get in FREE.
Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, introduces the “Kim & Ginni Show” at an artists’ reception from 1-4pm. The unusual show features mother/daughter art partners Kimberly Ann Halvorson Caldwell and Virginia Guest.
Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend, showcases a retrospective of the lifework of Kathleen Burgett, the beloved artist and educator who passed away on July 11, 2013. Kathleen was drawn to the Impressionist during her studies at the University of Washington, later developing a unique and vibrant style of her own. Her profound appreciation for the beautiful and poetic aspects of life are reflected throughout her paintings. The show will include oils, watercolors and batiks.
Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville is having a “Celebration of the Arts” in a special reception from 4-7pm. They will have extra people on hand for gift wrapping, LOTS of great food and drink and LIVE music by Michael Gotz.
Norman Lundin, owner of Prographica Gallery, 3419 E. Denny way, introduces the new show “Figures and Faces Invitational,” opening Saturday December 7 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and continuing through January 11. The show features the work of Domenic Cretara, Fred Dalkey, John Fadeff, David Fertig, Phillip Levine, Yvonne Petkus, Fred Stonehouse, Yu Ji, and Peter Zokosky. Shown: Grand Marshall by Peter Zokosky.
“Driven to Abstraction” is showing at Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, in December. The show involves three painters, well known for their representational style, who reveal their abstract side. Liana Bennett, David Ridgway, and “Patrizio” are all included in the book “100 Artists of the Northwest” by E. Ashley Rooney scheduled to be released December 28t. The show runs through December 30. On Saturday, December 7, celebrate Santa’s arrival and tree lighting at Haller Fountain at 4:30pm., then join the gallery to celebrate their two-year anniversary during Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8pm.
Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequin “Holiday Special” through December 31. A wide election of art jewelry, paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, fused glass, and more created by the Blue Whole Gallery members. Meet the artists from 5-8pm. Shown : Owner Karin Anderson welcomes you to Gift Gallery. Photo taken by Larry Barnes
Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 W. Fourth in Olympia, welcomes all to a special group exhibition in the gallery through December 31.
"Variations on a Theme" by Linda Hughes on view at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Street in Bellingham, for December. Functional stoneware decorated in the Cuerda Seca technique. Artist’s reception on December 6 from 5-8pm.
Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, “Annual Holiday Invitational Small Works Exhibition” Opening Reception: First Friday Dec 6, 6-8pm.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens their eighth “Annual Wearable Art Show” in a reception from 6-8pm. Textile jewelry artists from the United States and abroad exhibit their latest creations, including men’s wear and a range of unique one-of-a-kind ensembles for women. Featured in concert tonight: Peter Spencer & Friends.
The Gallery Walk is Friday, December 6 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Artwalk.
711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery
Anne Martin McCool Gallery’s show is" Boxes,bowls,baskets and baubles”…..featuring woodworking by George Way, handcrafted jewelry by Debbie Aldrich and Carole Cunningham, baskets by Jane Hyde, plus paintings by Anne Martin McCool.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
Burton Jewelers will open a special "Celebration of Scorpios" show featuring the paintings, drawings and woodblocks of iconic Northwest painter Guy Anderson and the sculpture of inspired Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken. Both of these artists while firmly rooted in and drawing their inspiration from the Northwest speak to a universal spirit in their works. Come see new custom jewelry designed by Doug Burton.
1010 6th Street, Studio 1010
Studio 1010 presents Fine Art Photographic Prints by Lance Ekhart and Bhutanese and local landscapes in acrylic on canvas by Joan Cross.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
The gallery presents new brilliantly colored acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, oils and pastels by Amanda Houston, photography by Randy Dana and Lewis Jones, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings, jewelry by Enid Oates and Cate Grinzell, new tables and chairs by Gary Leake. Shown: Reflection 6 by Jennifer Bowman
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic Inn and Spa features Skagit Valley florals and landscapes by Janie Ackerman and images from her trip to France.
419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa (2nd Floor Majestic Inn)
The Spa will be featuring multiple artists this month to highlight the many talents of some of our favorite artists. Join us Thursday December 5th in the evening for our Holiday Open House and an early sneak peak at the biggest Art Walk of the year!
611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot
At the Depot for the Holiday Season – The Skagit Valley Camera Club presents The Holiday Express Gift Show. Open Friday, December 6, 3-9 pm and Saturday, December 7 from 9-4. We are featuring a collection of holiday gift ideas made by local artists. Join us as we celebrate the season!
Anacortes Galleries are open from 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/artwork
Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.www.bremertonartwalk.com
Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown Ellensburg.www.ellensburgartwalk.com
Fremont Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.fremontartwalk.com
Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah.www.issaquahartwalk.com
Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue North.www.upperqueenartwalk.com
Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.vashonislandfirstfriday.com
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 – 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm.www.gigharborartwalk.com
La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.www.laconnerartwalk
Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com
Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.porttownsendartwalk.com
Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com
The December 2013 – November 2014 issue of Art Guide Northwest was just delivered to our distribution center at Certified Folder and will be distributed during the next few days. If you can’t wait for your hard copy, go to our web site and check it out. Our cover features a gorgeous piece by Jenny Anderson compliments of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Inside, the incomparable Matthew Kangas has written an article titled Bainbridge Island Museum of Art: The Little Museum that Could all about our state’s newest museum and the movers and shakers who made it all possible.
The Winter Studio Tour on Bainbridge Island is celebrating their 30th anniversary on December 6, 7 & 8. Over sixty local artists will be on hand showcasing their work in nine local artists’ studios and community halls, in this free, self-guided art tour. There will also be a free raffle for a basket of art at each studio. The studios are open 10am to 6pm all three days, with live music provided by regional musicians and carolers. For complete details including a list of studios, artists, photos, and a map, go to the Studio Tour website: www.bistudiotour.com. For more information call Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with Christa Assad’s “Proceed with Caution.” Assad is a ceramist who has been lauded with accolades in recent months, including numerous magazine features, international residencies and being named "2013 Artist of the Year" by Ceramics Monthly Magazine and Pottery Making Illustrated. In this exhibition she develops a new visual vocabulary immersed in the language of war.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens on First Thursday with Mary Iverson and Dane Youngren in “Progress and Sacrifice.” Iverson’s work investigates the clash between globalization and the environment. A series of oil paintings are set in Yosemite National Park and polluted with shipping containers and wrecked cargo ships. A second collage series depicts ﬂooded, international, post – apocalyptic cities. His work addresses the ensuing destruction and abandonment that comes with obsolete buildings and commerce. It speaks of the antithesis of development – the obsolescence, deterioration, and other debris of the industrial decline.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Spirit Companions,” new work in stone and bronze by Tony Angell. Angell explores the less revealed, intangible elements of the animal spirit. ‘Spirit’ is expressed in bronze as the Shrike takes flight, in the quiet repose of the Merganser, and the protective cower of the stone Owlets. . His work can be found in private and public collections, including the Frye Art Museum in Seattle; the Museum of Wildlife in Jackson, Wyoming; the Seattle Aquarium; the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo; and Cornell University.
Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., showcases member artists in an exhibition entitled “White.” The opening on First Thursday is from 5-8pm while the artists’ reception is December 6 from 5:30-8pm.
“Kate Steiger Home,” contemporary paintings and textiles by Kate Steiger, is on view for the months of December at Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S. Meet the artist from 5-8pm and talk abut her art.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens in a reception from 6-8pm with “Vignettes,” paintings by popular gallery artist Lois Silver. . Bringing to life small moments between people and their surroundings through her trademark expressive palette, Silver presents an intimate view into the world around us. The recipient of numerous awards over the years, the artist’s work can be found in important collections such as University of Washington Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Nordstrom, Safeco, Swedish Medical Center, and Zymogenetics.. Shown: Two Women.
Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 2nd Ave., features works by Seattle artist Alan Corkery Hahn, who creates embroidered "doodles" on repurposed book pages and covers. Corkery Hahn works on a small scale, with tiny stitches on small sheets—most pieces measure about 5 × 7 inches, the size of a pocket paperback. The show will collect just a sample of the hundreds of pieces Corkery Hahn has crafted since 1998. The opening reception with the artist is from 5-7pm.
“Duane Pasco: Life as Art,” opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 123 S. Jackson Street. The artist reception and holiday open house is on Saturday, December 7 from 2-5pm. The majority of the works in this exhibit were completed in 2012/13 by the 80-year old artist. He is recognized as a foremost artist and scholar of Northwest Coast cultures and has mentored many young native artists. Showing concurrently is “Hib Sabin: Totems.” Sabin incorporates mythology from across the world in his new exhibition.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, features “The Amazing Holiday Show” through until December 31 featuring favorite gallery artists such as Georgia Gerber, Elizabeth Bruno, Noah Kreigsman, Nichole Dement, Tom Rierdan, Robin & John Gumaelius and Amanda Richardson.
In addition to their regular bricks and mortar shows, the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, has a virtual gallery show each month featuring artists from the gallery roster as well as guest artists. This month is “Focus On the Figure,” the second in their series of virtual shows. Each month these online shows will feature a new artist or theme.
Edmonds Art Walk, 5pm-8pm. Visit www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 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.
Opening Night First Dibs Party at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 Main Street, from 6-9pm.
Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., hosts their annual holiday art sale fundraiser and exhibit featuring a selection of unique fine art gifts, including works by local established and emerging artists in a variety of mediums including glass, jewelry, wood, sculpture, painting and print. The sale will be held in Pratt’s Printmaking, Drawing and Painting Studios. From 11am-7pm daily.
“Sculptural Watercolors,” an exhibit featuring work by Jayme Curley, is on view through November at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. Curley creates unique ceramics decorated with watercolors, colored pencils and collage. Meet the artist during Fairhaven’s Holiday Festival on November 29th from 5-8pm.