Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Celebrate 10 years August 2

Read all about the celebration in the Seattle Times by clicking right here. http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/2024198213_tashirokaplananniversaryxml.html

What else is showing on First Friday

Artwood Gallery  , 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham,..features a wide variety of furniture, woodwork, and accessories. Laurie Potter’s paintings continue to be shown through most of August. Also showing is new wood jewelry, games, entry tables, dining tables, rockers, and bookshelves, of original design and natural wood in its many colors, some featuring accents of stone and steel.


bluewholesequimPam Walker and David Willis will showcase the Blue Whole Gallery’s front windows with their paintings and innovative photo art, expressing their love of nature and the surprises of summer.  Pam touches the heart of the community with her  photographic artwork.  She also shares her  images through National Geographic Stock and Getty Images.  The opening for the show is from 5-8pm at 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Shown at the left: On the Wings of the Dawn by Pam Walker.

First Friday in Anacortes opens the Anacortes Art Festival

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery

Anne Martin McCool Gallery  is celebrating its 13th year with work by gallery artists: Anne Martin McCool, Debbie Aldrich, Carole Cunningham, George Way, Cathy Schoenberg and more.


705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP, KP Studios will be showing an exhibition of Anita Luvera Mayer’s work with twenty vests created from one pattern.  Each vest unique featuring a wide range of techniques including weaving, beading, knitting, embroidery and hand dyeing.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers will open  a new show with oil paintings by Max Benjamin, of Guemes Island, together with the collaborative glass art by Steve Klein.



scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery  presents new photo encaustic work by Kathy Hastings.  She will have her renowned boat reflections and images with the regional birds.  Also showing color photography by David Lucas, oils by Lorna Libert and Sandy Byers and pastels by Janice Wall.  Come see  new jewelry, glass, tables and sculptures, too. Shown at the left: Ship Canal Morning by Kathy Hastings



419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa. showcases Pat Spyre who has been painting for nearly 40 years starting in watercolors, and now mostly in acrylics. The majority of Pat’s work consists of florals and landscapes but she has moved to abstracts as well, claiming to "love all kinds of subjects and styles."


419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa  (2nd Floor Majestic Inn) is featuring work by regional artists.  Come by for a look and a tour of the spa.


611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot Anacortes Arts Commission welcomes Skagit Artists Together as they present Elements of Nature at the Depot Art & Community Center August 1-3 featuring juried works by SAT members in various mediums.  Friday 12-9, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-4.  Reception Friday 6-9 pm.

Calendar of art walks and events through August 3

First Friday

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

The South Lake Union Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. This neighborhood-wide celebration of art will feature over 20 participating venues> Meet at Boren Avenue N. and John Street.

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

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.http://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.porttownsendartwalk.com

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com


August 1

Small Frye for the summer at the Frye Art Museum at 11:15am. Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old. FREE


August 2

Community and family day at the Frye Art Museum  celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu. From 11am-4pm.


Drop by the Olympic Sculpture Park on Saturday, Aug 2 from 10:30 am to 3 pm for this year’s FREE Kids Day event. Explore the park’s dynamic spaces; capture the sculptures, plant life, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound through self-guided drawing. Part of the ongoing Summer at SAM programming, this special Saturday features family-friendly yoga, all-ages art activities, and opportunities for kids to play, imagine, and create. Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, this event showcases a spectacular display of arts and crafts artisans, and more.



August 1 – 31

Art Port Townsend 16th annual juried art festival. Northwind Art Center. Visit www.northwindarts.org.


August 1 – 3

Anacortes Arts Festival: Bigger and Better than ever–takes over the whole town. Visit www.anacortesfestival.com

Calendar of art walks and events through July 27

July 25

Celebrate “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945” the Seattle Asian Art Museum‘s Art Deco building, and summer in Volunteer Park this Friday from 6:30-10:30pm  with Deco Night hosted by the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas.


July 25, 26, & 27

Bellevue Arts Museum  ARTSfair features thousands of original artworks, an exciting mix of community programs, free admission to BAM, live music, and more. Whether you are a seasoned art aficionado searching for the next piece to add to your collection or are just looking to have some fun, BAM ARTSfair is a destination for everyone who loves art. Plus, it’s free. Held annually at Bellevue Square. Get there early, because this fair is jam packed every single year. For more than 60 years, BAM ARTSfair has been celebrating the connection between the museum’s community and the world of art, craft, and design. 9:30 to 9:30 all three days with the exception of Sunday when it closes at 6pm.

Third Saturday Gallery Walk in Friday Harbor from 4-8pm

arcticrvenArctic Raven Gallery, 130 First Street,  features a collection of Northwest Coast Indian masks, wood carvings and prints including  artists of the Coast Salish, Kwaguilth, and Makah nations as well as the more northern Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian. Shown at the left: ​Walrus by Brandon Oseuk.



gal9Gallery 9, 60 First Street, ​ showcases  a new exhibit featuring husband and wife team Teri Jo Summer Dale Reiger. Summer shows her new handmade art clothing and Reiger shows his new paintings and glass art from through August 8. Shown at the right by Dale Reiger.



Island Studios 270 Spring Street, ​ www.islandstudios.com​. The gallery offers a large collection of paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, glasswork, sculptures, textiles, pottery, books and music.



waterworksWaterWorks Gallery , 315 Argyle Ave., is showing  “WAXED WORLDS: The Small and the Large of It.” The encaustic mixed media by Nichole Dement & Danielle Dean Palmer is on view through July 26.



And the newest member, of the Friday Harbor galleries is Ogle Fine Art Studio, 180 First Street. The gallery features wood carvings, watercolor paintings and abstract acrylic paintings, as well as co-owner  Janie Ogle’s  hand-painted silk scarves

Summer Show opens at Prographica

prographicaOn view through August 16 at Prographica Gallery, 3419 East Denny Way, is “Summer Show,” featuring work by Kathy Gore-Fuss, Kathy Liao, Henk Pander, Robert Schlegel, and Vanessa Tran. This will be Pander’s first show at Prographica. His work is included in numerous museum, civic, and corporate collections. Also showing at the gallery for the first time is Kathy Liao who is the recipient of an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, a Brooks Fellowship from Anderson Ranch, and most recently a Jentel Artist Residency (June/July 2014). Shown: Breathe In by Kathy Liao.

July 18 happenings in Issaquah and Seattle

arteastPAWA (Plein Air Washington Artists) and artEAST Art Center  are sponsoring “NW Landscapes Grand & Intimate” plus “Art Outside” Plein Air Festival juried exhibitions July 18–August 28. Opening receptions are on Friday, July 18, 6:30–8pm at Blakely Hall,  550 NE Park Dr, and Saturday, July 19, 6:30–8pm at artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street,  both in Issaquah. Shown at the left and above: Shadow Patterns, Weeks Falls, Olallie State Park” Jan Albach Jewell, “Farm Fields” Joy Olney,“Peeled and Peeling (Needle Creek Fire at Harts Pass)” Suze Woolf, “Blue Sky” Ann Elizabeth Scott.



Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike, presents their newest show, “Fantasy in the City.” The exhibit consists of works by over 30 artists who imagine a world where science fiction and fantasy clash with modern city lives. The opening reception is from 7-11pm.

Edmonds Art Walk July 17

coleCole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., opens with a reception from 5-8pm with “Fresh off the Easel,” featuring Sandy Byers’ credit card paintings.  On view through August 15, the  paintings in the show are the result of an artist’s innovation when she left her brushes behind.  Meet Sandy and enjoy champagne and desserts at the reception. In addition, Andy Eccleshall will be providing
a painting demo from 5:30 – 8:00. Shown at the right: Stony Beach by Sandy Byers.



galnorth“Canvas and Camera,” featuring artists Delores Haugland and Spec Fulmer, is on view  at Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm. The two former Burnley School of Professional Art exhibit the different paths they took after graduation.

Art walks and events through July 20

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.www.seattledesigncenterartwalk.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.artwalktacoma.com

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.portorchardartwalk.com.


Third Saturday

Everett Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm.www.everettartwalk.com

Friday Harbor Gallery Walk from 4-8pm  for art, food and fun. – Call Waterworks Gallery , 360.378.3060 for more information.


July 17


Art@SDC, a collection of galleries located at the Seattle Design Center ,  sponsors  En Plein Air, an indoor/outdoor art festival on July 17. The event includes community art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, food, and more. The festival is in conjunction with SDC’s July Third Thursday Open Galleries. Doors will be open from 5-10pm. Complimentary admission and parking are provided to the public.


July 18 – 20

Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.

Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Farmers/Growers Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit www.sequimtour.org.


July 19 – 20

Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.

Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Woolley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitvalley.com.

Altered Surfaces emerge at Osprey Letterpress

Osprey Letterpress108 NW Canal Street in Seattle, opens “ Altered Surfaces,” an exhibition of prints, drawings, and paintings by Guy Palmer Merrill. The opening reception will be held on Saturday July 12  from 6 – 9 p.m.The works  echo invented spaces and astronomical patterns where geologic phenomena intersect with materials and process to create rich histories on paper and canvas.

Waxed Worlds opens at Waterworks tonight from 4-7pm

waterworks“WAXED WORLDS: The Small and the Large of It” opens today in a reception from 4-7pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor. The encaustic mixed media by Nichole Dement & Danielle Dean Palmer is on view through July 26. Dement is interested in representing what isn’t seen, from the many metaphors found in dream states to the multiple dimensions of Quantum Physics. Palmer’s work depicts a world between times using a blend of old and new image making techniques to reveal a primal and personal vision of nature in its most elemental form.

Mechano Vehicles at Mainframe

MainframeOpening July 12 from 6-9pm at the Mainframe Shop, 3400 Harbor Ave SW #105 in West Seattle, is “Mechano Vehicles.” The exhibit, on view through August 2,  features veteran SoCal artist Juan Thorp and SF underground artist Dave Ho. New gallery hours on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Gallery North opens Canvas and Camera

galnorth“Canvas and Camera,” featuring artists Delores Haugland and Spec Fulmer, opens July 12 at Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds.

Poulsbo Art Walk today from 5-8pm