Work of renowned Native American artist Steve Smith (Dla’kwagila) runs from March 22 -April 8 at the Steinbrueck Native Gallery , 2030 Western Avenue at the north end of the Pike Place Market. A reception for the artist is on Saturday, March 25 from 5-6pm. Smith’s work has been exhibited in the Changing Hands show, curated by the Museum of Arts & Design. He held his first major solo exhibition in 2013 at the Steinbrueck Gallery; his major commissions can be found at the in YVR Art Collection at the Vancouver International Airport. He is recognized as a leader in the contemporary Native art movement, changing the direction of the traditional work of the Northwest Coast peoples.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598
Museum of Glass Sixth Annual Slider Cook-with an evening filled with tasty sliders from local South Sound restaurants, a fiery glassblowing show by John Miller, and swinging tunes from Seattle band The Dusty 45s. Tickets include slider tastings, a cook-off with local celebrity judges, and a festive silent auction. Members receive a $5 discount. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now! Please be advised, the museum will close at 3pm on Sat. March 25 in preparation for Slider.
March 25 – 26
Spring Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show. www.nwartalliance.org
Admirers of Veryl Goodnight can meet the artist in person at the Tacoma Art Museum on Sunday, March 26, at 2 pm. Goodnight is presenting a talk as the third installment of TAM’s Christine Mollring and Jennifer E. Sands Artist Lecture Series, which focuses on contemporary artists of the American West.
“Earth, Sky and Water,” opens Friday, March 17 from 6:30-8pm at the Arts of Kenmore, at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE in Kenmore. The opening reception includes presentations by Mayor David Baker, City Manager Rob Karlinsey, and the Hwy 522 Beautification Projects committee. Find out how this really happened and why 10 Semi-Finalist Artists are vying for the giant public art installation along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, invites all for refreshments during the Art Walk Edmonds tonight from 5-8pm. The gallery is showing the Small Works Show featuring over 200 pieces by 75 different artists! This is an annual opportunity for collectors to access small affordable pieces by many well-known artists. The Small Works exhibit is open to the public seven days a week only until March 30!
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com
Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com
Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.
March 15, 16
RAW Artists Seattle returns to Seattle @ Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., on Wednesday and Thursday night with "CUSP" featuring over 60+ talented artists covering several artistic mediums.
March 15 – 19
James Mongrain is doing double duty at Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Not only is he joining MOG as a Visiting Artist, but his exhibition, Ispirazione: James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection is on display in the Klorfine Gallery. Mongrain’s talent for glassblowing is renowned.
March 18 – 19
Quilt Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Over 500 quilts, demos, and shopping
Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 in Poulsbo, reminds all that Saturday, March 11, from 5-8pm, is the Second Saturday Artwalk in Poulsbo. Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary posters and showing his latest work. Also featured are works by Carrie Goller and Christopher Mathie. Shown by Christopher Mathie, Finding the Truth I have Been Searching For
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) celebrates its Spring Exhibitions on Saturday, March 11 with a free public reception from 2:00-5:00 p.m. With work including a range of mediums from feathers and bark, to oils and stone sculpture, all of the Spring Exhibitions celebrate the inspiring beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, but that we don’t always take the time to see. Chris Maynard’s solo exhibition, “Featherfolio,” is a major highlight of BIMA’s Spring. Maynard, from Olympia, Washington, creates exquisite artwork using hand-cut feathers. The shows continue through Sunday, June 4. BIMA is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and regular museum admission is always free. shown: Give and Take by Chris Maynard.
Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Parklane, presents “A Contemporary Showcase,” on view from March 11 – April 2. Meet the artists on Saturday, March 11 from 1-4pm. Showing are new works by Quincy Anderson, Susan Faust, Melanie Ferguson, Chuck Gumpert, Tracey Lane, Christipher Mathie & Leo Osborne. Shown: Butterfly Effect VII by Chuck Gumpert
Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street opens from 6-8:30pm on Friday, March 10 for their new show (Dis)Connected. Featured artists are Humaira Abid, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Troy Gua, Leslie Harriel, and many more.
Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, opens Friday, March 10 from 5-8pm with Heidi Barnett’s “Symphony of Color.” Barnett, affectionately dubbed the “Q-Tip Artist” by her fans, experiments with palette knives, fingers, and a variety of eclectic tools to create a unique pointillist style. Also showing is “Spring Impressions,” floral paintings by Anne Waters. Waters represents flowers in the bold and soft color palettes.. Also showing are rock sculptures by guest artist Nicky Oberholtzer Shown at the right by Heidi Barnett.
Recently opened at Ryan James Fine Arts, 11905 124th. Ave. NE, is “4.2/NO.” Featured are four contemporary emerging Seattle artists; Kimberly Balla, Bonnie Smerdon, Qin Tan, & Laura Viola Preciado.
Opening in a reception from 5-7pm at the Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 Fourth Avenue W. in Olympia, is a group show featuring: Sherry Buckner’s serigraphs, Aki Sogabe’s papercuts, Mimi Willliams’ block prints ad oshiko Yamamoto’s block prints.
On view at the Henry Art Gallery, on the western edge of the University of Washington campus, is Summer Wheat: Full Circle. Showing through September 17, the exhibition features a suite of large-scale abstract-figurative paintings by New York-based artist Summer Wheat who brings celestial bodies and earthly creatures into a shared pictorial field to consider the relationship between the . cosmic realm and human existence.at. Image: Strawberry Sun 2015-15. Acrylic paint, resin, on aluminum mesh. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Etienne Frossard.
New works by a gallery favorite, Charlie Barr. opens on March 8 in a reception from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. These contemporary paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses. Shown: Outside His Store.
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. capitolhillartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com
Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.belltownartwalk.com
Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. artupphinneywood.com
Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com
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.
Ethan Stern’s artwork begins in the fire of the hot shop at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, but comes to life as it is completed in the cold shop through an intricate and time-consuming engraving process. His work is an ongoing exploration of texture and light – by carving into the vessels he creates in the hot shop, Stern is able to harness light to create a complex, lustrous surface.
March 9 – 23
Museum of Glass (MOG) will hold its fifth Fuel Their Fire auction, during which arts patrons and collectors will have the unique opportunity to sponsor an artist for a five-day residency in the Museum’s Hot Shop. Without financial constraints, Visiting Artists are free to use their time in the Hot Shop to innovate and explore new creative directions, often resulting in breakthroughs, new bodies of work, and major career advances. Contributions to Fuel Their Fire are instrumental to this development.
The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, March 3 from 6 – 9 pm.
705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative
Cut paper artist Ann Reid will join ACME Gallery in March. Her detailed paper work garners inspiration from the environmental challenges particular to the rural landscape of Skagit County, the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
For the March Artwalk, Burton Jewelers, will open a new show titled “Two Perspectives.” This show is an exhibit of wildflower and landscape paintings by mother-and-son artists Linda Henley and James Keul, in watercolor and oil paintings. March is Burton Jewelers anniversary month celebrating 87 years of serving Anacortes with custom Jewelry and fine table and giftware! Specials will be offered throughout the store during the Artwalk and all month long. Refreshments will be served during the Artwalk.
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts
“SPRING HAS SPRUNG”. This showing features many new local artists including Jan Gellatly, Watercolor & Prints; Susan Specht-Oram, “Cats & Tulips”; Nancy Hammer, Mixed Media; and Paul Lewing, Acrylics & NW tile designs. The Gallery also presents new works by Ellen Dale, Fused Glass; Greg Dugan, Watercolor, Pen & Ink; Randy Emmons, Watercolor; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylic; Linde Husk, Acrylic; Michael Laboon, Clay Murals; Jesse Link, Prints on Canvas; Terry MacDonald, Acrylic; Jill McDougall, Mixed Media; Ron Moore, Wood Sculptures; Ruth Owen, Textiles; Suzanne Powers Oil, Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics, Carla Seaton, Mixed Media; Annette Tamm, Fused Glass; Gail Thein, Bead Jewelry; Maria Wickwire, Sculptures; Peggy Woods, Watercolor & Prints.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery presents a collection of Dederick Ward’s paintings from 1990 to Present. The early paintings draw on Ward’s geological background, the internal and external landscapes of his adopted Washington State. Next was a long period of abstracted landscape and many plein air works executed in the field with fellow artists. The mountains, rivers, wetlands and agriculture were his passion and his subject matter. Also showing are oils by Brooke Borcherding, Damon Brown, Matt Dollahite and Melissa Jander. Image: Catalyst, 55 x 50 Acrylic on Canvas by Dederick Ward, 1992
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic Inn and Spa presents paintings by Pien Ellis. Ellis works in a variety of mediums and specializes in images that represent the Skagit Valley.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with Crystal Morey’s “ ENTANGLED WONDERS.” Morey’s work explores humanity’s connection to nature. Drawing inspiration from Egyptian, Greek, and Roman deities and Native American creation stories, Morey fuses the two to create her unique theriocephalic hybrids. Shown: Sierra Nevada Red Fox.
ArtXchange Gallery, presents Lauren Iida’s debut solo exhibition, “How to Trap a Memory.” Intricate paper cutaway works create an intimate portrait of the artist, utilizing a visual language of metaphorical objects traversing a decade living between the United States and Cambodia. Her new collection illustrates how stories and memories accumulate in the corners of our mind and ultimately become a structure we carry with us. Show at the right: Death and Abundance.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens with John Grade’s “North” This exhibition celebrates the return of “Middle Fork” from the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland for installation at Seattle Art Museum. After which it will continue to travel to other venues and each time it will grow further until it reaches the complete length and span of the original tree, 140 feet long.
This March, Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., welcomes a new series of work by Canadian artist, Sheri Bakes. Celestial Navigation continues the artist’s study of light and movement, while representing a departure in subject matter.
“Material Memories,” a special two-person exhibition featuring Kim Henigman Bruce and Naoko Morisawa, opens from 6-8:30pm at Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S.. The exhibition explores personal and cultural memory, metaphor, and mission, through work created in simple, ancient materials – beeswax (Kim Henigman Bruce) and wood or paper (Naoko Morisawa) – made relevant to a contemporary era. Shown at the left: Kim Bruce Henigman, Justice.
In concurrence with the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, presents a simultaneous special exhibition featuring a number of ceramicists.
Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “Kent Lovelace, Birds and Wanderings.” Lovelace presents a new body of oil paintings on copper with imagery central to his artistic identity: local landscapes, European vistas, and bird species native to the region. Lovelace will talk about this new body of work and give a demonstration of his painting technique Saturday, March 18 at noon. Shown at the right: Bird Study 1.
Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, opens from 5-8p on First Thursday with guest artist Romson Regarde Bustillo. Locally, his work is represented in the collections of the City of Seattle, the City of Tacoma, Washington State Art Commission, ArtColl Trust, ACRS, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.
Patti Bowman’s "Forever" opens from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S. “Forever,” builds on previous studies of a world in motion. This time she tackles ocean waves and water. The layering effect of the encaustic medium simulates water depth.
“HUSH.ed,” opening from 5-8pm at the Pilchuck Gallery, 240 2nd Avenue South, features a group of talented artists whose work challenges conventional perceptions of sculptural glass. While exploring themes of technology, materiality and duality, HUSH.ed quietly demands a moment of reflection in an otherwise busy world.
Prographica Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing Robert Pruitt in "Planetary Survey: New Drawings" on First Thursday, March 2 from 6-8pm. The show features works on paper- a combination of charcoal, conté and pastel on hand-dyed or coffee-toned paper- in a variety of sizes. The signature portraits blend elements of science fiction and technology with traditional African patterns and ceremonial sculptures. Shown at the left: Untitled.
“See Four From Portland,” opens at the SAM Gallery, in downtown Seattle from 6-7:30pm. See what’s coming out of Portland’s thriving art scene. Celebrate with four SAM Gallery artists from our Pacific Northwest neighbor city as they show recent artwork.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is a solo exhibition featuring works by young Inupiaq/Yup’ik artist Drew Michael. Michael is making artwork that draws on his heritage, his queer identity, his interests in chakra and indigenous healing, and his religious upbringing. These stunning sculptures can be seen as stand-ins for his emotions, and their solidity, serenity and spirituality are evidence of a young man yearning for a place, for security, and for love.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “The Gathering” by Marita Dingus. In this exhibition, Marita Dingus commemorates how humans continue to call upon the spirit world for help and guidance in conducting their affairs, especially in times of elevated threat and uncertainty. This show is inspired by Marita’s love of the nkondi sculptures of the Kongo people, which were used as spiritual enforcers of conflict resolutions. Also showing is “The Artificial Horizon, an exhibition of ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Trey Hill. Shown at the left: by Marita Dingus.
Seattle artist Liz Tran debuts her new abstract mixed media series, JaWbReAkEr, at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontained Pl S. Painstakingly layered, tooth breaking yet mouth-watering, Tran’s paintings and installation pieces show that the journey to truth can be both painful and sweet. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Thursday, March 2 from 5-8pm, in conjunction with Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. Shown: Gumball Cloudscape.