Lino Tagliapietra at Museum of Glass Hot Shop

mogItalian glass Maestro Lino Tagliapietra will spend two weeks in the Museum of Glass  (MOG) Hot Shop from February 10 through 21. Tagliapietra’s Visiting Artist Residency will kick off with a “Tips and Tricks” special presentation in the Hot Shop on February 10 starting at 9 am. Artist John Kiley will provide in-depth commentary about glassmaking techniques while Tagliapietra works. The presentation is open to the public and included with museum admission.

Kathleen Hooks Show Opens February 10 at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunarn“Cool – Clean – Water,” landscapes by Kathleen Hooks debuts February 10 in a special opening reception from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. The gallery has partnered with the Clean Water Foundation of Washington for the showLeon McLaughlin with the Clean Water Foundation of Washington  will unveil the newest Portable Solar Powered Clean Water Filtration Unit destined for Swaziland. Hooks’ work has been  included in 30 national juried shows and has won 8 awards including earned signature status in both the Northwest Watercolor Society  and the Eastern Washington Watercolor Society. The show runs through March 5.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through February 14

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit


Second Thursday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm.

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 –

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 –


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 –

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. ­

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon –


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 –

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 –

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 –

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 –


February 12 – 21

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique, hand-blown glass treasures. Visit

First Friday Openings on Bainbridge Island 6-8pm Tonight

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm tonight with a reception for  “Toying Around.” The group show is all about discovering your inner child through the eyes of Morgan Brig, Lynn Brunelle, Megan Drew, Garth Edwards, Jeannie Grisham, Solia Hermes, Sandi Hurd, Linda Jarvis, Don MacLane, Mary McInnis, Shane Miller, Carl Morgan, Gregg Onewein, Loran Scruggs, Raquel Stanek, and Kamilla White. Shown at the left: Loran Scruggs, The Chocolate Rat.



bimaThe Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has extended glass artist Steven Maslach’s exhibition, “New Light,”  through February 28. The solo show is a survey of large-scale cast glass, wood and mixed media sculptures. New Light refers to his recent development of a unique means of coloring thick, clear glass. Also featured in the exhibition are examples of his older work which use more conventionally colored glass.



theisland“Mini Show: Diane Reincke’s Student Artists” is the featured show through February 28 at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. The student artists featured in the show are Stella Carosso, Meloni Courtway, Stephanie Hammermann and Marilyn Turner. In concert during the artists’ reception from 6-8pm are Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, Bainbridge Island’s own gypsy jazz band.  Shown at the right The Copper Pot by Marilyn Turner.

Marilynn Evans and Janine Hegy Open at Blue Whole Gallery

blueThe Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. in Sequim, features Marilynn Evans, digital artist, and Janine Hegy, sculptor and jewelry maker, both of whom showcase their original work in the front windows throughout the month of February. Meet the artists in a reception February 5 from 5-8pm. Shown: March of the Terra Cotta Warriors by Marilynn Evans.

First Friday February 2016 Art Walk in Anacortes 6-9pm

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 5 from 6 – 9 pm.

705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces 

ACME Creative Space will be featuring a body of work by Jane Alynn entitled “Half-remembered Dreams”.  The exhibition of black and white photographs (gelatin silver prints from film negatives) evoke memories and half-remembered dreams, a sense of the fragile, the fleeting and ephemeral.


704 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Oil & Vinegar Bar  

Featuring Cynthia Richardson with her impressionistic acrylics and Cynthia Recker with her recaptured wood.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

February Art Walk at Burton Jewelers will be the last art walk of the current show of Peregrine O’Gormley, sculpture, and Philip McCracken, graphic works.  Peregrine will unveil a new work during the evening and will be in the gallery to meet and provide information on his work!  Refreshments will be served.


scott420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery presents “The Final Chapter” with photographs by Dick Garvey.  This is a show featuring the remaining inventory of photographs from the Estate of Dick Garvey and will have over 30 canvas prints and selection of matted work available for the first time. Shown: Stencil D, photograph on canvas by Dick Garvey.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

Lance Ekhart’s photography life started 38 years ago in high school and sailboats have taken Lance and his cameras to many exotic places around the world, and finally here to the San Juan Islands in Washington. Lance lives aboard his sailboat in Anacortes and recently has been photographing the Skagit Valley’s Great Blue Heronries.


611 R Ave., The Depot Gallery 

Anacortes Arts Commission presents, Tribute to the Great Blue Heron.  At the Anacortes Depot on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, February 6, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Local artists will pay tribute to the Great Blue Heron. 

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk February 2016

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with “S’Agapo: Expressions of Love.” On view through February 27, the exhibit  explores the various ways in which love can be expressed through the lens of four types of Greek love – agape (unconditional love), philautia (self-love), storge (familial love), and eros (sexual, intimate love). Shown: Love Agreement by William Hernandez.



davidsonOpening from 6-8pm at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is work by Paul Jacoulet, Johnny Friedlaender, and Hiroyuki Tajima. Also on view this month is the Student International Print Show featuring more than 100 small works from emerging printmakers from around the world, including but not limited to Brazil, Australia, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, Bangladesh, Japan, Spain, Poland, and the United Kingdom.  Shown: Johnny Friedlaender, Les Grands Oiseaux II Color etching. 1972. Edition 5_80. Signed in pencil. Published by Editeur Horn_ New York. Reference_ Schm_cking 456. 40-1_2 x 29 inches.



Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, opens from 5-9pm with Stacey Lovejoy’s “The Radiant Thread.” Also showing is “Good and Gone,” work by Michael W. Hall.



On view this month at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue  S, are  two new artists to the roster, Steven Nederveen and Joshua Jensen-Nagle. Nederveen’s work deals with the passage of time, a theme stemming from his own practice of meditation. Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated viewers with his evocative photographs and singular aesthetic.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6 – 8:30pm by introducing their new show,” Four/Three (4/3).” The group exhibition features works by Michael Caci, Claudio Olds Goldie, Marko Kratohvil and Heloisa Pomfret. Shown at the left: Michael Caci, I Will Always Love You.



Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S.,  opens from 5-8pm with “Beam Me Up,” their sixth annual juried show. An additional reception and presentation of awards takes place on February 6 from 5-7pm. More than 1500 works were submitted from artists across the world. The exhibition runs through February 27.



Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington, opens from 5-8pm with works by glass artist Laura Wessel and paintings by Liana Bennett.



Opening from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is work by Seattle artist Ryan Molenkamp and British Columbia artist Kentree Speirs. Molenkamp continues his series of graphic representations of mountainous regions and volcanoes while Speirs delves into the mysteries of raw mountain landscapes. . The show runs through February 27.



lisharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  presents three concurrent shows with works by pinhole photographer, Christopher Harris, landscape paintings by Kathryn Altus, and mixed-media abstractions by Dion Zwirner. A reception for the artists will take place First Thursday, February 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. Shown: : Dion Zwirner, Landscape with a Vermillion Hill, 2015.



Marian Ibrahim Gallery, 608 Second Avenue, announces “Maroons,”  a solo show dedicated to photographer Fabrice Monteiro. The exhibition opens on February 4 and runs until March 12 2016. Fabrice Monteiro  draws on the techniques of photojournalism and fashion photography, while referencing tradition-based West African cosmologies and the modern history of African and African American photography.



pilchuckPilchuck Seattle, 240 Second Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm featuring, “Many Moons,” through March 1, an exhibition  by Pilchuck’s year-round staff including: glass, ceramics, sculpture, photography and prints. Shown at the right by one of the staff.




stonington“Print Matters: Printmakers of the Northwest Coast,” debuts at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, inn a reception from 6-8pm. The gallery celebrates printers and print-making on the Coast in February. Along with their usual print bins, they will also feature  a salon-style show of framed works to highlight the vast range and array of styles, techniques, and subjects that make up the Coast’s best printers. Shown at the left: Susan Point (Musqueam), Woven Forest, Limited Edition Serigraph  25.88"h x 41.38"w




Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery on View from February 3 – 23

facere“Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered: Jewelry Art to Confound,” a contemporary jewelry art show at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery opens February 3 in a reception from 4-6pm at the gallery at 1420 5th. Avenue, Suite 108. Parking passes are available for the City Centre garage for people who attend the opening. The show is on view through February 23.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through February 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

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 –

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

Fremont Art Walk is 6 –

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

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

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 –


First Saturday

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

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

Port Orchard Art Walk April – Oct. from 2 – 5pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 –


February 6

Henry Art Gallery Gala black tie evening with cocktails, dinner and dancing from 6-9pm. Questions: 206.221.3244 or

Is It An Original Or Reproduction? Ask Fine Impressions

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, wants to share some information to all of you out there who may have questions about an original A reproduction is a copy made by photographing or scanning an original work of art and printing it from a machine. An original print, however, is handmade by the artist, who creates the image on the plate, inks it and transfers it to paper. By learning more about the printmaking process, one can better appreciate the creativity, knowledge and skill that goes into each one. You can learn more about printmaking on the Fine Impressions  Homepage as they explore the different styles of prints and share examples from their collection over the next few months. Or, and even better, drive over to the gallery and talk to the owner, Carol Maurer, who’s been in business for over 30 years..

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture at BAM Through May 1

bamBellevue Arts Museum  will be the first US venue to host the prestigious exhibition, “Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture.” The exhibition is organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, and will open in Bellevue on January 29. It is the first major retrospective of the famous American architect , regarded as one of the great master builders of the twentieth century, in twenty years. Original drawings and sketches, historic and newly constructed models, photographs, and films in which contemporary architects shed light on Kahn’s pivotal role in the discipline of architecture will be presented in BAM’s main gallery. The exhibition will run through May 1.

Finland at War Premiers at the Nordic Heritage Museum Today

nordicOpening tonight at 7pm at the Nordic Heritage Museum, in the Ballard area of Seattle, is “This is My Childhood: Finland at War 1939-1945,”  a documentary film based on the wartime memories of local Finnish and Swedish immigrants This is My Childhood: Finland at War is a 55-minute film culled from nearly 25 hours of interviews recorded by volunteers of the Nordic American Voices Oral History Project over the past six years. It is the second documentary film to come out of this project – the first being the highly successful Under the Clouds of War: Growing Up in Occupied Denmark and Norway. Admission is free.

Ai Weiwei Exhibition January 23 Through April 11 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor

sjimaThe San Juan Islands Museum of Art  (SJIMA) presents an exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential artists and most closely followed dissident political voices in the world. Ai Weiwei: Fault Line presents three pieces from his ongoing investigation into the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, a magnitude 8.0 quake that killed over 60,000 people including 5,196 schoolchildren in Sichuan province, China. This is one of the first museum exhibitions of Ai Weiwei’s work in the Pacific Northwest. Ai Weiwei: Fault Line is a rare opportunity to see work by one of the world’s top artists. The shown runs from January 23 through April 11.

In With the New at Gallery North in Edmonds 5-8pm Tonight

galnorth"In With The New" featuring two artists who were juried in as members of Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, during the past year, are featured this month.The show is an exhibit of paintings by award-winning Northwest artists Leah Rene Welch and Robina Lindsay. The show is also featured in tonight’s Art Walk in Edmonds from 5-8pm. Shown: Birchin Snow by Leah Rene Welch.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through January 24

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,

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

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.

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


January 21

Salient, a benefit  reception for  Photographic Center Northwest  takes place on Friday, January 21  from 5:30-8:30pm at 900 12th. Avenue in Seattle. $75 ticket includes a one-of-a-kind glass, created with salt from Spiral Jetty, handmade exclusively for this event by Museum of Glass; beer, wine, and a special cocktail courtesy of Oola; light fare courtesy of Marjorie Restaurant; and a guided tour of the exhibition Salt/Water by PCNW Executive Director Michelle Dunn Marsh.