Basic Elements at Gallery North for the Edmonds Art Walk Tonight 5-8pm

gallerynorthThe Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds,  featured exhibit for February is “Basic Elements,” a joint exhibit by photographer and painter Wei Chen and pottery artist Bernadette Crider. Both award-winning artists interpret the basic elements of color, shape, and shadow using their own unique aesthetics, but share the same feeling of peace and calmness in their work. Image: Dance on the Sea by Wei Chen

Second Friday Kirkland Art Walk from 5-8pm

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, presents "A Contemporary Showcase" featuring works by Susan Faust, Chuck Gumpert,Christopher Mathie

Melanie Ferguson, Leo E. Osborne & Steve Reinmuth. Shown at the left: Shapes from a Working Boat by Christopher Mathie.

parklaneParklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, is showing Nam Kim’s “Best Companions”, with equestrian portraits in charcoal, graphite pencil and black ink . Rob Tilley presents “Different Places…Different Spaces” Color Photographs on Aluminum of unique scenes from 7 countries in 3 continents. February 6 through March 4. Artist Reception and Kirkland Art Walk Friday, February 9, 5 to 8. pm.

First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 2 from 6 – 9 pm.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers will feature the continuing collective art show of works that represent the Skagit Farmlands.  This will be the last art walk of this show and new works by several of the artists will be presented including Cynthia Richardson and Peregrine O’Gormley.  Burton Jewelers will be partnering with the Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland for this art walk and wine will be offered for purchase as a fundraiser. Come see our collection of fine amethysts, the February birthstone, along with the custom Burton made Heart Pendant and a collection of fine rubies and diamonds, perfect for Valentine gifts.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts

The Good Stuff Arts Gallery continues its 2 month show: “ART DYNAMICS” with over 30 local Artists.   Bold, innovative artworks in all media presents each Artist’s concept of this theme.  CYNTHIA RICHARDSON, our “Featured Artist” for February with her Pacific Northwest scenes which invite you into the picture. Light and color express the special qualities of her local images.   CYNTHIA’S demo will begin at 6:30 pm.  New Artists include Cheryl Hellam, photography on canvas;  Adriana Mannion, 3 dimensional marker & ink paintings; Ron Radtke, organic wood sculptures; and Jill West, with her intricate gourd sculptures.  New textile pillows and lavender sachets by Ruth Owen.  Other new pieces include jewelry by Darlene Klister, Sarah Swietzer, Annette Tamm and Mel Williams;  and exquisite blown glass art vases by the Seattle Glassblowing Studio.

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo presents “The expressive language of light and color” with plein air pastel paintings from recent travels around the world by Steve Hill from Lopez Island.  Also showing are paintings in oil with stilllifes by Barbara Benedetti Newton, NW landscapes by Damon Brown, impressionistic local scenes by Donna Nevitt Radtke and boats and birds by Lorna Libert.  We also have a great selection of sculptures, glass, jewelry and custom wood working. Shown: Winter Blueberry Fields, Skagit Valley by Steve Hill.

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa welcomes Dedrian Clark. Dedrian spent her childhood enjoying the beauty and small-town atmosphere of Saratoga, and surrounding areas of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Summer vacations were spent with her family exploring the forests of northern California, Nevada, and Colorado. These experiences left Dedrian with a deep appreciation and connection to nature and its preservation. Dedrian now translates her love of nature to her pastel paintings, painting landscapes and wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

611 R Ave., The Depot

The NWESD 189 Regional High School Art Show showcases art from high schools in NW Washington.   Winners from our region will be chosen for the 45th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show which is a statewide competition sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia. Opening reception with the awards presentation at 7pm Friday night.  Open Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Also at the Depot:

Anacortes Arts Commission presents Artists Northwest on February 2, 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, February 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Artists Northwest, a group of 31 artists in a variety of mediums, meet once a month. They provide a supportive environment, opportunities to enhance skills, and encourage artists to grow. They have been around since the 1950’s.

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle Opening Shows for February

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art Gallery,  1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm hosting their first exhibition with sculptor, Oben Abright. Abright’s complicated process begins by sculpting live models in clay. The clay sculptures are then often fitted with clothing, but this is just the beginning as these clay sculptures are sacrificed to create molds which will then be filled with blown glass. After cooling Abright finishes the work by hand-painting them with oil paint and burnishing windows on the surface, allowing them to fill with light. Shown: Lynsey Torso (Ruby)

Denise Stolte-Reinisch’s “Vaporous Landscapes” opens at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, from 6-8pm. Stolte-Reinisch’s  paintings are striking  examples of  the  artist’s  remarkable  ability to capture the  essence of  her subject  matter,  whether  they be real or  imagined landscapes.

davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with four exhibits.  One of these is from Michael Kempson.  Following a 2011 residency at Sydney’s majestic Taronga Zoo, Michael Kempson found inspiration in the stuffed animals arranged along the shelves of the gift shop. His latest work, Child’s Play (2016/17), is a panel installation of 50 iconic etchings depicting invented toy creatures representing nation states, each identified by their three-letter ISO country code.

Gallery I|M|A, 123 S., Jackson, presents a group exhibition highlighting one-of-a-kind works on paper, in which mark-making is not limited to pen or brush, but emerges from alterative process and material.  While some artists craft homemade tools, forge lines with needle and thread, or employ sgraffito techniques, others utilize layered space or the nature of gravity.  The show opens from 6-8pm.

For her ninth solo exhibition at Linda Hodges Gallery , 316  First Avenue S., is showing Seattle mixed-media artist Daphne Minkoff who continues her exploration of layered, collaged surfaces combined with photographic imagery of decaying buildings and other artifacts of the urban environment. Minkoff finds unconventional beauty through disparate elements, and her work is a unique balance in the mundane and poetic, abstract and realistic, bucolic and gritty.

prographicaPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., presents Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk’s eighth solo exhibition at Koplin Del Rio. This will mark the artist’s first exhibition in Seattle. MONUMENTAL, will include a selection of works from the artist’s iconic series: Imaginary Monuments, American Qur’an, and the debut of print works Trumpagruel and American Procession made in collaboration with Elyse Pignolet. Birk’s work comments on many facets of contemporary life, which develop into expansive, multi-media projects. With an emphasis on social issues, frequent themes of his past work have included inner city violence, graffiti, political figures, travel, war, and prisons, as well as his background in surfing and skateboarding.

ston Stonington Gallery , 125 S. Jackson Street, kicks off the 2018 year of exhibitions with young contemporary  Inupiaq/Yup’ik artist  Drew Michael, fresh off of winning a major national grant and a year of travel, study and creation. Michael sculpts mask-forms that draw on his Alaskan Native heritage, his queer identity, his interests in chakra and indigenous healing, fashion and history, and his religious upbringing.

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents  “LIQUID / ROPE / COILING,” a solo exhibition of  experimental works in glass by Texas based artist, Justin Ginsberg. The exhibition presents drawings, video and glass relics from Ginsberg’s innovative explorations conducted over the past seven years during residencies at The Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA, S12 Studios, Bergen Norway, as well as at the Toyama Institute of Glass, Japan, and at the Pilchuck Glass School. Confronting the anticipated limit of what a material can withstand, often through violent and cataclysmic interaction, the results exist on a more visceral than logical level.

Gallery North Reception Tonight from 5-8pm

galnorthIn January, Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds,  presents “In With the New,” an exhibit highlighting the work of the gallery’s newest member artists. The show features Jackie Gilbert, Lynnea Mattson, and the glass artist team of Lori and Joel Soderberg. The artists will  be present at Gallery North during Art Walk Edmonds on Thursday, January 18 from 5-8pm. This exhibit is open through January 31. Shown by Lori and Joel Soderberg.

Kirkland Art Walk New Shows Opening January 12 from 5-8pm

howrd“Lightin’ UP,” fine art that will chase those winter blues away, opens at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland from 5-8pm. Featured are Kurt Anderson, Fred Calleri, Stuart Dunkel & Paul Jorgensen. Shown at the left: More Good Stuff by Stuart Dunkel.

PLGstore (002)The Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens with six photographers who have invited the gallery’s fine artists to create an interpretation of their photos. The result is an exhibit that ranges from traditional landscapes to imaginative abstract art.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through January 14

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit

Second Thursday

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 6 – 9pm.

Phinney Wood 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 from 6 – 9pm.

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Bellingham First Friday Artwalk

CaptureArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District will be featuring Natural Edges: bowls, furniture and accessories that have the bark edge left on the wood when the item is turned or constructed. This adds particular interest if the wood has a wavy or curly grain, and it displays the material in a way that makes you think of the tree it was made from. Artwood shows the work of dozens of artists who work in wood, glass, steel, and other materials. There are furniture pieces, bowls, small boxes for jewelry, woodenware for the kitchen, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and more.

fourthFrank G Craig will be the featured artist  at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in downtown Bellingham the month of January. Be sure to stop by the gallery to enjoy his distinctive style of quick, spontaneous brushstrokes depicting the life and landscapes of where he lived and traveled from Southern California to Bellingham. This show will also feature examples of his ceramic and photographic works as well. This show will hang in the gallery through January 20.  Art Walk reception January 5, 6pm – 9pm

First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes 6-9pm

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers will continue the collective art show “Farmlands” Celebrate – Cherish – Conserve, featuring Al Currier, Kathleen Faulkner, Cynthia Richardson, Bob Williams, Alan Moe and others.  Burton Jewelers will also show a wonderful collection of garnets, the January birthstone, including amazing green, orange and  “color change”, in addition to the traditional red garnets both loose and mounted.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY hosts its new Show, “ART DYNAMICS” featuring CARLA SEATON with her bright, colorful paintings in mixed media style.  Every piece of art is created to warm the soul.  Along with Carla are over 25 local & national artists visually showing you what “ART DYNAMICS” means to them. Carla starts the event with her lively demonstration at 6:30 pm and the Artists Reception continues until 9:00 pm.  Artists in the show are Margaret Carpenter Arnett, watercolor;  Randy Emmons, watercolor;  Janet Foster, quilt sculpture;  Caroline Garland, oil; Robert Gigliotti, sculpture; Bob Hogan, acrylic;  Terry MacDonald, acrylic;  Ron Moore, wood segmented sculpture;  Donna Nevitt-Radtke, oil;  Ruth Owens, textile;  Suzanne Powers, oil;  Cynthia Richardson, acrylic;  Dianna Shyne, acrylic;  Sarah Swietzer, jewelry & ceramic sculpture;  Annette Tamm, glass jewelry & sculpture;  Gail Thein, beadwork jewelry;  Mel Williams, statement jewelry;  Maria Wickwire, ceramic sculpture;   and Peggy Woods, watercolor

scoyymilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery features   colorful paintings by Anacortes Artist, Jennifer Bowman. Bowman brings a variety of florals, landscapes, trees and her new sports in action work! Also showing are still life photos by Randy Dana, photos on canvas by Lewis Jones, pastel landscapes by Christine Troyer, encaustic paintings by Marilee Holm and photo encaustic panels by Kathy Hastings. We will also have a variety of “gift size” pieces of art to choose from including new metal work by Les Eelkema. new glass, jewelry, tables and a selection of new sculptures. Reception with the Artists is Friday, January 5 from 6-9pm. Jennifer Bowman will be doing a painting demonstration at the reception! Come see her in action. Image: Knee Deep II by Jennifer Bowman.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa welcomes Bob Hogan with his Northwest inspired acrylics.  Hogan likes to remind collectors of the beauty around them by painting colorful landscapes from our area.

First Thursday Gallery Walk in Seattle

Two iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S..Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of the much beloved lighted fish at the Dahlia Lounge, present new work in Luminous, opening First Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm and showing through January 20. Through painting and sculpture, Diaz and Hanowell have developed personal techniques to express their fascination with the phenomenon of light. From Diaz’s interest in physics and the manifestation of light to Hanowell’s skill with shaping light through layers of different media, Luminous showcases two different approaches. Image at the right: Fall Remembrances by Marco Diaz.

fosterFoster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a group show wherein gallery artists were asked to contribute a work, new or old, that rang true to the theme of Resolution. For some, that represents a decision firmly made, a change of course or direction. But there are a myriad of ways to interpret the call. A resolution is a problem solved. It is a symptom cured, a reduction of the whole into parts, a conversion of one form to another, a discordant sound corralled into harmony. This exhibition offers a range of media and subject matter, celebrating each artist’s unique engagement with their respective discipline. Image: After Claude Monet: Nympheas 1 by Carol Inez Charney.

Gallery I|M|A , 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm continuing their  Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a broad selection of paintings and sculptures (including ceramics, metal, glass, and various mixed media), from over 50 represented artists.

gregGreg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S.,opens 6-8pm for First Thursday featuring works by  SuttonBeresCuller, Norman Lundin and Whiting Tennis. Join the gallery on Saturday, January 6, at noon for a “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through with all four artists. Image at the  right: by Norman Lundin, Izabella Resting.

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue is showing John Cole’s work in “The Artist’s View .” Featured are works spanning across the late artist’s career, revealing his distinctive vision of his adopted region. Cole’s landscapes – forests, coastal waters, lakes, rivers and sweeping mountain vistas – convey the majesty of the Pacific Northwest through a varied, sometimes moody palette and bold forms that evince the artist’s affection and awareness of his subjects.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  debuts a new series of work by Zhi Lin. This provocative body of work conveys the significant contribution of Chinese immigrants in building the Transcontinental railroad that is absent in American history literature. The exhibition will be comprised of field studies executed in Chinese ink, chronicling the histories of the Chinese immigrant workers in Seattle and Tacoma. The gallery exhibition will also include a video installation complementary to the comprehensive series on view at the Tacoma Art Museum. Shown: The View of Chinatown from Fireman’s Park.

travTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, invites all to the First Thursday Art Walk for the opening of two new curated group exhibitions: “Color Study “and “Chiaroscuro.” COLOR STUDYfeatures work by Heike Brachlow, Nancy Callan, Alan Fulle, John Kiley, Jim Melchert, Julia Ricketts, Cordy Ryman, Bobby Silverman, Matt Szösz, and Merrill Wagner. “CHIAROSCURO” features work by Mark Bennion, Stephen Paul Day, Tom DeGroot, Laura de Santillana, Jef Gunn, Chris Gustin, Alex Jordanov, Dante Marioni, Rachel Moore, Preston Singletary, and Lynn Whitford

Art Walks and Events Through January 7, 2018

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 Thursdays.

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park. May through Oct. 11am – 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information:

SLU Art Walk from 5 – 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March – Nov. 5 – 8pm, Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 – 9pm.

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm.

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

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

Fremont Art Walk is 6 – 9pm.

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

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm.

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

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm.

First Saturday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront until 5pm.

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

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

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

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at

Events Through December 16

December 16 – 17

Renegade returns to Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park at 6310 NE 74th St with a festive weekend celebration of all things handmade including one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family, Discover top independent maker talent from around the country, and enjoy a memorable Holiday weekend of local food vendors, seasonal cocktails, DJ sets, DIY workshops, photo ops, and more. Renegade partnered with CERF+ during the 2017 Winter Tour to help raise funds for their Disaster Relief Fund, providing aid to affected makers and artists from the recent devastating disasters from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in Northern California. To donate or learn more about CERF+ click here or stop the info booth.

December  17

Native Art Mart at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way in Discovery Park. Features a wide array of native-made arts and crafts

Through December23

Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, 620 Market Street, hosts a Holiday Art Market featuring local artists and craftspeople. Come shop for unique, handmade gifts and keepsakes while supporting the arts in our community. We will have ceramics, prints, paintings, cards, jewelry, and more! All events are free and open to the public.

Gallery Mack Holiday Show December 9

Gallery Mack’s Holiday Show from 3-7pm on Saturday, December 9th at

2100 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Join the gallery staff and Mike for some Holiday Cheer –
See new works from artists
Visit with the artists in attendance
Are lovers everywhere are welcome!

Order your Andrew Carson

Wind Sculpture now for
holiday delivery!

New Shows to See at the Kirkland Art Walk Tonight 5-8pm

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is convinced that “Art is food for the soul.” Check out their new arrivals by Ron Parker, David Riedel, Melissa Cooper, Chuck Gumpert and more. Shown: Citizen #25 by Chuck Gumpert.

parklaneParklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, says big things come in small packages as they open their National Juried Winter Show of Small Works in December. A variety of works come from far and near. On view through January 7, 2018, the artists’ reception and Kirkland Art Walk on Friday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk

artxchangeTwo iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S..Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of the much beloved lighted fish at the Dahlia Lounge, present new work in Luminous, opening First Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm and showing through January 20. Through painting and sculpture, Diaz and Hanowell have developed personal techniques to express their fascination with the phenomenon of light. From Diaz’s interest in physics and the manifestation of light to Hanowell’s skill with shaping light through layers of different media, Luminous showcases two different approaches. Image at the right: Fall Remembrances by Marco Diaz.

Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm  with Casey McGlynn’s Look Through My Things, Figure Me Out, a title inspired by Kurt Cobain’s diaries, McGlynn’s newest body of work draws viewers into deeply personal scenes from his own autobiography. His paintings gesture toward a disjointed narrative concurrently familiar and strange, real and imagined.

fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, presents a special exhibition of the works of Walter Quirk in honor of the celebrated artist’s 115th birthday. On view through December 31,  WALTER QUIRT: A SCIENCE OF LIFE features paintings, works on paper, and drawings from 1942 to 1967, including rare pen and inks created in 1967 while researching data for his "Quirt Hypothesis" in the Yucatan, Mexico, sponsored by The University of Minnesota and The Ford Foundation. The show is the largest, most comprehensive exhibition of the artist since 1980, and the largest ever by a commercial gallery.

Gallery I|M|A , 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with a celebratory Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a broad selection of paintings and sculptures (including ceramics, metal, glass, and various mixed media), from over 50 represented artists.

harrisHarris/Harvey Gallery , 1915 First Avenue,  presents Duets by nationally recognized artist Richard Morhous. This most recent body of work demonstrates the artist’s continuing fascination with representations of light on a two-dimensional plane, while also exploring the ways individual paintings might echo one another within a series. The artist will be present for the opening reception, held Thursday, December 7, 6 – 8 pm. Shown at the right: Nighthawks.

Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with work by Joe Max Emminger in an exhibition titled Our New Friends. Well known to Seattle audiences, he continues his optimistic and magnetic narratives where a cast of characters play, love, and interact. His people, animals, and objects possess a life force and magic that recall the canvases of Chagall.

progrPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss (Olympia). Both artists’ work have been included in numerous group exhibitions at Prographica. This is each artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Shown at the left : Fred Birchman, "String Theory"

The SAM Gallery, 1300 First Avenue, thinks it’s time for a Color Excursion!  Escape into exuberant artwork from Pacific Northwest artists who make vibrant, lively work ready to recharge your senses! Meet the artists at the opening reception of Color Excursion, Thursday, December 7, 6-7:30 pm.

STUDIO 103, 306 S. Washington Street, is a collaboration of 5 artists-in-residence in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. New and emerging artists are featured each month along with our resident artists Zeynep Banu Alev, Lorri Falterman, Joy Hagen, Leslie West and Claudia Zimmerman. They are open from 3-9pm on First Thursday and during the TK Artists’ Open Studios on 2nd Saturday, December 9, 12 to 5pm.

Pioneer Square artists at the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S. , are having their 13th Annual Open House on First Thursday, December 7, 6pm – 10pm. This tight knit community of artists invites the public to join them in an International Celebration of Life and get a rare glimpse into their private studios and experience firsthand their new artistic work. Tashiro Kaplan has served as the heart of Pioneer Square’s artist community since 2004. Nestled on a city block just north of King Street station, the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts is a community of artists from a wide variety of disciplines– visual artists, dancers, writers, filmmakers, textile artists, musicians and more, all live together and collaborate on a variety of artistic projects. 

stonThe Stonington Gallery, `125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “The Sky World.” This completes the three-year series of group exhibits began by “Resurgence: Rivers” and continued by “Into the Woods: Forests”. Now we look to the sky to finish this cycle of winter group shows focusing on the indelible ecosystem, landscape and mythic heritage of the Northwest. Welcomed back to the gallery is  fine art jeweler Joan Tenenbaum to show the work in silver, gold and precious stones that she has been creating all year. As always, Tenenbaum is deeply inspired by the landscape, ecology, and animal life of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and draws the colors and textures of the region into her jewelry.

travTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  presents Torture and Deliriums Like These, a solo exhibition of  paintings by contemporary artist, Gregory Grenon. This new series exempifies Grenon’s trademark expressive approach to narrative and color. Layers of movement, dimension, and expressiveness serve his main agenda, to gracefully and honestly give women a voice.  A uniquely candid point of view underscores all of his portraits, giving the viewer a glimpse into the inner lives of his subjects and revealing moments of insecurity, determination, quietude, strength, and stoicism. Grenon was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship for painting and his work can be found in collections such as the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Microsoft Corporation, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, Portland Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Portland, OR, Seattle Art Museum and many more.

CaptureWoodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, presents their 56th Annual Holiday Group Exhibition. The First Thursday opening reception is from 5:30-8:30pm. Shown at the right by Mark Tobey.