Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum

tamokeefe“Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico,” is currently showing at the Tacoma Art Museum through June 7. The exhibition involves more than 60 paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and her contemporaries. It was organized by Joseph S. Czestochowski. Produced by International Arts ® and Curated by Charles C. Eldredge. Shown: Georgia O’Keeffe  (1887−1986), Yellow Cactus, 1929. Oil on canvas, 30 × 42 inches. Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. Patsy Lucy Griffith Collection, Bequest of Patsy Lucy Griffith. 1998.217. (O’Keeffe 675) © 2015 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy International Arts ®

Calendar of art walks and events through March 29

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598

 

March 26

From 7:30-11:30PM at Velocity: 1621 12th Ave on Capitol Hill I Heart Comic Art is back for its second year. It’s a comic art show. It’s an art competition. And it’s a raging Capitol Hill party to kick off Emerald City Comicon and raise money for Seattle indie comic artists. Info/tickets: iheartcomicart.ladykiller.co

 

March 28

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma  will host its fourth annual Slider Cook-off showcasing Puget Sound area restaurants battling to create the best slider for local celebrity judges and guests. The event, from 6:30 to 10:30pm, will feature slider tastings for guests, dancing to 1950s rock-and-roll classics performed by Daryl and the Diptones and glassblowing by John Miller in the Hot Shop.

 

From 6 – 9 pm, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main Street in Seattle,  opens its doors to the public for a free open house providing an exciting and welcoming environment for the public to learn about Pratt’s classes, studios, instructors, and more. Live artist demonstrations will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Pratt’s unique programming, and a chance to meet instructors, students and staff. Visitors will see dozens of professional artists blow glass, pull prints, carve stone, pour molten bronze, forge red hot steel, and more.

 

March 28 & 29

Best of the Northwest Spring 2015 Art & Fine Craft Show at 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. Bring a friend and celebrate spring with art and fine craft for your home and garden. Meet over 100 of the region’s most talented artists. Begin or add to your collection of art and crafts, find unique gifts for spring, and while you’re there, nosh on tasty local cuisine. Bring your kids to the free children’s art table and watch demonstrations by a number of talented show artists, designed to inspire or ignite your passion for art. Come by on Saturday to meet and listen to Ciscoe Morris talk about art and all things gardening. Tickets are $6 at the door or $5 in advance online. A "Bring A Friend" ticket online is $8 and admits 2. Accompanied children 12 and under are free.

Julie DeRouche show at Good Earth Pottery for March

goodearth“Fairies in the Garden” is currently showing at  Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. The March featured artist, Julie DeRouche, creates unique hand-built ceramics to add a touch of fantasy to life–indoors and out.

Waterworks show through April 4 at Mainframe

mainframeMainframe, 5628  Airport Way South #110, continues the “Waterworks” series of exhibits dedicated to the nature and place of the Northwest. Photographer Rick Bringolf’s photo essay on the Georgetown Steam Plant and Jamie Brouwer’s swimming paintings examines the industrial, recreational, and spiritual values of water from the unique NW perspective. The show continues through April 4.

Three new exhibitions open at Museum of Northwest Art

monaOpening today at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner are three new exhibitions which will be showing through June 14. The first, “Study in Green: from the Permanent Collection,” is  a huge exhibition of the many well-known Pacific Northwest artists collected by the museum. The next, “Neo Naturalist,” will sponsor a panel discussion on May 2 at 4pm where a group of artists and scientists discuss individual responses to environmental degradation. Lastly, is” Etsuko Ichikawa Hakoniwa Project: to touch & be touched.” The artist will give a presentation on April 4 at 1pm.  Shown: Michael Paul Miller, Switchback, 2007, oil on canvas, 60 x 84 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Introductions opens today at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens for a special reception from 4-6pm on March 21 to introduce “Introductions.” The exhibition showcases  five new gallery artists: Kristina Boardman, Lindsey Kustusch, Jeane Myers, Stan O’Neil and Ron Parker. Shown: Reverse Banjo Shapes by Stan O’Neil

Calendar of art walks and events through March 22

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.https://www.seattledesigncenter.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.tacoma.com/events/tacomas-third-thursday-art-walk/

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 October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.

Carrie Goller Gallery features plein air painter Robin Weiss during Poulsbo’s Second Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm

carrieThis month the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo,  showcases some  favorite community locals and locales during March 14 Historic Downtown Poulsbo’s Second Saturday Artwalk, from 5-8pm. Carrie welcomes plein air painter extraordinaire, Robin Weiss and his easel to the Front Street location as he captures the magnificent blooming Magnolia tree in front of the neighboring restaurant, Sogno di Vino. Shown: View Toward Lynwood by Robin Weiss.

Fine Impressions celebrates St. Patrick’s Day this month

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In honor of St. Patrick’s day this month, Fine Impressions Gallery   \8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring all things Irish on the Homepage. This vintage poster from the Irish Tourist Board shows off all the scenic and historic highlights of the country. Looking for more ways to celebrate? Head on down to the Irish Festival on March 14th and 15th, part of the Festal series at the Seattle Center. More info on their website – www.irishweek.org.

Yvette Neuman’s new show at Northwest Woodworkers opens at 6pm during the Belltown Artwalk tonight

nwwoodMeet artist Yvette Neumann during the opening of her show, “Driven to Abstraction,”  at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue, at 6pm. Neumann’s work incorporates aspects of surreal, figurative, and abstract art styles. The opening tonight takes place as part of the  Belltown Artwalk on Friday, March 13.

Renowned Canadian Artist, Lori-ann Latremouille on view at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue through April 4

gunnar“Poets Dress,” the newest works by Canadian artist Lori-ann Latremouille, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, on March 11 in a reception from  6-8pm. She is also a singer songwriter and has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Since the 1980’s Latremouille has been creating her visual puzzles of humans, animals and vegetation intertwined on paper with charcoal and pastels. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings. Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.

Calendar of art walks and events through March 16

Second Wednesday

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

 

Second Thursday

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

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.capitolhillartwalk.com

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com

 

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.www.belltownartwalk.com

Phinney Greenwood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. artupphinneywood.com

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm.www.kirklandartwalk.com

 

Second Saturday

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.

 

March 13

Gage Academy of Art  Collectors’ Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East. For tickets and information, call 206/323-4243, #16.

Sumbanese Ikats at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge through March 29 with reception March 6 from 6-8pm

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens March 6 with a special reception from 6-8pm for “Sumbanese Ikats” from the gallery’s collection. Featured are traditional ikats by noted Sumbanese weavers, a “magical” double ikat from Tenganan, Bali, and contemporary designs from American textile artist Lou Zeldis. Entertainment will be provided at the reception by the Gypsy Jazz Band.

Nostalgia Show on view at Scott Milo through March 31

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm with a reception for “Nostalgia – A Bittersweet Yearning for the Past.”  The show is a  of work by gallery artists who have undertaken to  represent “Nostalgia”, in many forms, whether it be old trucks and barns, old signs, or other collections of items from days gone by. Also featured are photographs on canvas by Dick Garvey, oil still lifes by Melissa Jander, color photographs by Lewis Jones, oils by Lorna Libert and pastels and oils by Donna Trent along with a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables. Image:  Vase with Hydrangea and Fruit, 18 x 24 Oil by Melissa Jander

Allied Arts of Whatcom County hosts 2015 Members Show

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham,  hosts its 2015 Members Show from March 6 – 28. This show features work from nearly 100 Allied Arts members, including professional artists, students, and new or emerging artists. Works presented range from traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. A reception for the exhibition is on March 6 from 6-9pm.

Approximately 30 pieces from this show will be chosen to be exhibited at the Hotel Bellwether’s hallway and Lighthouse Bar & Grill during the month of April.  For more information visit www.alliedarts.org or contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x5 or katy@alliedarts.org.