Calendar of art walks and events through December 21

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

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

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

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.


Third Friday

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


thru December 24 2014

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, Bellingham. Wed. – Sun. 10am – 6pm. Visit

The Gang’s All Here at Mainframe Gallery opens December 13

mainOpening on December 13 and continuing through January 3  at the Mainframe Gallery, 5628 Airport Way South #110, is “The Gang’s All Here,” a show featuring  contemporary artists from LA, Portland, Seattle and the East Coast. A reception for the artists is from 6-9pm

Women Painters of Washington group show thru February 28

womenpaint“Habitat,” a group show by The Women Painters of Washington (WPW), is on view through February 28 at the WPW Gallery in the Columbia Center Building. Pieces from twenty WPW members express their individual heart’s dwelling space unlocking how we can find our own natural environment within. (701 5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle – Shown: Palouse by Irene Yesley.

Dr. Seuss “Secret Art Collection on view during the holidays at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue

gunnarOn view at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is “The Art of Dr. Seuss.”  Meet Dr. Seuss art expert, Jeffrey Schuffman, at the gallery for a special reception December 10 from 6-8pm. For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and sculpture which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. A selection of these special artworks will be available at the gallery through January 3.

The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery  is one of the few galleries in the United States authorized to represent The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Gallery owner, Gunnar Nordstrom says: “We are proud to provide our community with a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most significant American icons of our time.”

Calendar of art walks and events through December 14

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4–7pm from May–September. visit


Second Thursday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm.
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5–8pm.
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6–9pm.


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.
Phinney Greenwood Art Up Art Walk is from 6–9pm.
Kirkland Art Walk is from noon–8pm.


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6–9pm.
Central District Art Walk is from 1–5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St.
Georgetown Art Attack is from6–9pm.
Port Angeles Art Walk is from5–8pm.
Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5–8pm.


thru December 24 2014

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, Bellingham.Wed.–Sun. 10am–6pm. Visit


December 12–13

Fa-La-La Holiday Sale of Fine Art & Craft, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. will feature unique one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday giving. Visit


December  13–14

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour, 10am–4pm. Call Vashon Allied Arts at 206/463-5131.

December 13–14

Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair, 10am–4pm, Chimacum High School in Port Townsend. Visit .

Holiday Open House at Crackerjack December 6

crackerjackCrackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. in the Wallingford Center in Seattle, invited the public to a Holiday Open House on December 6 from 2-8pm. Kathleen Koch, owner, says, “Join us for festivities, Santa and music at Crackerjack, Focus on Seattle and throughout Wallingford Center.” Also present are many of the local artists featured in the gallery.

Holiday celebration at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner December 6 begins at 6pm

monaJoin the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner for fun and good cheer. Celebrate the holidays with the Board of Trustees and Staff.  Party begins at 6pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres, and live music featuring William David Ritchie and John Meier begins at 7pm. Go earlier in the day and see the current exhibits, “Accreted Terrane” and “To Be Along Together.”. Admission is free.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

Anchor Art Space,  216 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents recent work by Julia Oldham.



CaptureTo welcome holiday season, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents their  Annual Holiday Group Show in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 5, and the Gift Gallery in the center of the gallery.  Both exhibits will be on till December 29.



scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes,  presents a new selection of brilliantly colored acrylics by Jennifer Bowman.  You will find floral, landscape and nautical pieces.  Also showing are acrylics by Cynthia Richardson, oils and pastels by Amanda Houston, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings and photography by Lewis Jones, Dick Garvey and Randy Dana. The opening reception is from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art Walk. Shown at the right: Forest Grove by Jennifer Bowman.



islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with their 9th Annual Wearable Art Show featuring northwest and international artists. Music by Peter Spencer and Friends will entertain during the opening. Shown at the left: Begona Renetero, Sous-Bois Necklace and Earrings.

North End Arts Tour December 5 – 7

North End Arts Tour (NEAT) Holiday Event- All are welcome to North Seattle’s hyper local artist’s studio tour. Meet and talk with artists, see working art studios and buy gifts locally made direct from the artists themselves. NEAT is a free self-guided tour of six home studios with nearly 30 guest artists. Studios are located in the Green Lake, Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and Sandpoint neighborhoods. Studio locations and passports will be found at

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk December 4–new shows

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 2nd Avenue, opens on First Thursday from 5-8pm with “Spectrum,” featuring works by Jeff Fontaine on view through January 3.  Inspired by the beauty that comes as things ag, his paintings on steel are inspired by crumbling signage, weathered box cars and deteriorating industrial sites. In order to capture this phenomenon, Fontaine induces a rapid aging process in his studio by applying water, acid and fire to his surfaces prior to any color. Shown: Untitled.



artxOpening First Thursday from  5-8pm at ArtXchange Gallery , “Against the Grain” features three local artists working with wood, concurrent with their inclusion in Bellevue Arts Museum’s biennial exhibition, “Knock on Wood.” Humaira Abid, Elaine Hanowell, and June Sekiguchi present new work and past works never before exhibited in Seattle, showcasing the scope of their development and techniques. Including carved wood, installation, painting, and scroll-cut sculpture, “Against the Grain” provides a deeper glimpse of three unique female sculptors. Shown: Elaine Hanowell, Hooded Crow.



“Rhythm of Colors,” a group exhibition of the selected gallery artist works to welcome the holidays, opens at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, from 6-8pm.



davidsonDavidson Galleries,  313 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “My Hills – New Pastels on Paper,” work by Leslie Williams Cain. Also showing this month is “Holiday Small Works,” a special rotating exhibit featuring small works on paper, which runs through December 24. Shown: Leslie Williams Cain,  Morning at the Cataract (WW River).



Collect and Reflect, work by Portland artist Timothy Karpinski is showing at the Flatcolor Gallery , 77 S. Main Street, through January 17.



On view through December 20 at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is the third solo exhibit featuring Rachel Denny in a show called “Strange Menagerie.” The artist will attend the opening from 6-8pm.



Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with their annual Holiday Group Exhibition. The show runs through January 31.



Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S Washington St. , is featuring “Reinvention,” work by Tracy K. Felix. The opening is from 5-10pm.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with "Making and Breaking." On view through January 3, the show is a group exhibition of Seattle-based artists–painters, sculptors, and photographers–that illustrates the process of building things that are weathered, altered, or destroyed over time.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Seattle Icons.” The show features art inspired by the iconic landmarks and neighborhoods of Seattle. This group show includes works by local artists Christine Sharp, Kathryn Altus, Karen Kosoglad, Lisa Snow Lady, Lois Silver, Mitchell Albala, Nick Orban, Peter de Lory, Richard Morhous, Sandy O’Connor, and Scott Lantz.  Shown: Richard Morhous, Union.



New works at SAM Gallery, 1300 First Avenue, is on view through January 15. From Laguna Beach to La Conner, WA, the artists in this show are all represented in museum collections throughout the western United States.



stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Stonington at 35: An Invitational Exhibit.” Also showing is “Hib Sabin: Silence.” For three and a half decades Stonington Gallery has shown sculpture, photography, paintings and prints by artists who are inspired by the Northwest Coast: its Native traditions, its environment, and its translation into new materials. Featured are  new works by masters of their craft, including Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth), Luke Marston (Chemainus), Susan Point (Musqueam), Raven Skyriver (Tlingit), Christian White (Haida), Thomas Stream (Aleut), Ron Russ (Haida), Lisa Telford (Haida), Scott Jensen (Non-Indigenous), Nikki McClure (Non-Indigenous), and many others. Shown: Thunderbird Headdress(Deetskin) by Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth).

Hours and admission prices change at Museum of Glass

Below is information about admission prices and hour changes at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.

Admission price changes Wednesday, January 7, 2015 will be as follows:
15$ Adults
12$ Seniors (62+), Students (13+), Retired Military/Veterans (with ID)
12$ AAA members (must show AAA card)

Admission prices unaffected will be as follows:
5$ Children (6-12)
FREE Children 5 and under
FREE Museum of Glass Members
FREE Library Pass Holders
FREE College students with a valid ID are eligible for free admission every SUNDAY
FREE: Third Thursday of each month 5 pm to 8 pm
FREE Active duty military families (with up to five guests) as part of the Blue Star Museums program, Memorial Day through Labor Day. ID required.    


Hours change Sunday, March 1, 2015:
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; every Thursday open until 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm

Extended Hours
US OPEN June 15- 21: Museum Open until 8 pm; except Tuesday, June 16

MOG Members’ Only Hours
Sunday, February 15 and 22: 10 am to noon

Calendar of art walks and events through December 7

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 5 – 8pm.

Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open from 6 –

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 –

Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown

Fremont Art Walk is from 6 –

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm.

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend .Skagit Valley Art Escape

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am –


thru December 24

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, Bellingham.Wed.–Sun .10am–6pm. Visit


December 1–3

Season of Lights Gala Festival of Trees benefits Childrens’ Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund, Fairmont Olympic Hotel.


December 3–7

Victorian Country Christmas at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center; over 650 booths of art, jewelry, etc.


December 5

South Lake Union Art Walk, “Storefronts Seattle,” held quarterly. Start at John and Boren at 6pm. For further details and 2015 dates visit 


December 5–6

Anacortes Holiday Art Walk features the work of many Skagit Valley artists. Fri. 6–9pm, Sat. 10am–5pm. Call Kathy at Scott Milo Gallery, 360/293-6938.


December 5–7

Annual Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country. Fri.–Sat. 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–5pm. Visit www.Christmas in the

31st Anniversary Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, 10am–6pm daily. View and shop for quality juried art in studio settings. Visit


December 6

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

The Greening of Coupeville Art & Antique Walk. For info:

“Jule Fest” in Poulsbo is a free Scandinavian Bazaar with arts and crafts. Visit Poulsbo Chamber.


December 6–7

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


December 6–7, 13–14

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour, 10am–4pm. Call Vashon Allied Arts at 206/463-5131.

Waterworks Annual Holiday Show–Think Red

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, wants you to “Think Red” for the holidays. On view through January 4 are paintings, sculpture and glass as well as unique artisan jewelry-silver, gold, beads, glass, rubber and resin. The opening reception, with many gallery artists in attendance, is November 29 from 4:30-7:30pm.

Small Works, Big Soul at Carrie Goller Gallery thru December

carriegOn view through December at the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, is “Small Works, Big Soul.” The exhibit showcases small works in the genres of plein air, oil, encaustic and egg tempera paintings, natural stone pendants, cast bronze Northwest Coast sculpture, fine art prints and holiday ornaments featuring selected images from the Carrie Goller collection. Carrie says,”Come to  Poulsbo for Second Saturday Art Walk December 13 from 5-8pm.”

Give the gift of art

samThe Seattle Art Museum, as well as other area museums, encourage you to give museum memberships as Christmas gifts. It’s a great idea they can enjoy all the year. SAM has a 20% off membership special on Cyber Monday.