Five Shows Recommended by the Seattle Times

Michael Upchurch, writing for the Seattle Times, has an an article you should read titled, “Five must see art shows in September.” He lists some exhibits at Bumbershoot this weekend, the “BAM Biennial 2016:Metalmorphosis” at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Michael Paul Miller show at the Linda Hodges Gallery, Deborah Butterfield at the Greg Kucera Gallery, and “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration” at the Schack Art Center in Everett.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through September 5

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.www.firstthursdayseattle.com

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: www.nwartalliance.com

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.www.anacortesart.com

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm. www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg.www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us

Fremont Art Walk is 6 – 9pm.www.fremontfirstfriday.com

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

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

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm.www.stov.us/art/firstFriday.html

 

First Saturday

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

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

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

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.www.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

 

August 27 – October 29

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring 2000 plus hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations visit www.tacomaglassblowing.com.

 

September 2 – 4

ARTfusion, Annual Fine Art Show by Sequim’s award winning artists. The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, 11am – 5pm. Call 360/670-8671.

 

September 3 – 4

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour. Visit www.lopezstudiotour.org

 

September 3 – 5

Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Art Festival, Seattle Center. The biggest of its kind in North America. Visit www.bumbershoot.org.

Eclectic and Kinetic Happening at Sculpture Northwest

nwsculptureSculpture Northwest, 203 Prospect Street in Bellingham, explores unconventional and kinetic sculpture that defies pigeonholing.  These interactive and sculptural works invite the viewer to completely engage and imagine during this end of summer show. 14 noteworthy Northwest artists participate in this most memorable exhibition on view through October 1.

Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour August 27 – 28

A fun way to spend the weekend is the Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour from 10am – 5pm each day.  Click here to download the brochure with a list of studios and directions. Whidbey Island is home to a large, vibrant, diverse community of artists. Share in the process of how art is created and glimpse the way different  artists inhabit their creative space.

Sculpture Connection Tour August 27 9am–5:30pm

Join Sculpture Northwest  for the first Sculpture Connection Tour to Freeland Art Studios and Rob Schouten Gallery (historic Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island). Arrive 8:30am for coffee and light snack then relax and enjoy the guided bus ride to beautiful Whidbey Island – a major arts destination in the Pacific Northwest. The all-day tour starts at  9am at the Sculpture Northwest Gallery,  203 Prospect Street in Bellingham.

Stencil Prints and Fine Impressions Gallery

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th Avenue NE in Seattle, wraps up their exploration of the different forms of printmaking with an in depth look at stencil prints this month. These include serigraphs, also know as silk screens, as well as pochoir prints. Both printmaking techniques use the basic concept of stenciling but take it to the level of fine art through the layering of colors, fine detail and graphic style. See some examples from the collection, such as this serigraph from Hawaiian artist Janet Holaday, on their homepage.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through August 28

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/491/Arts-Districts

 

August 26

samThe Henry Art Gallery  and Seattle Art Museum  join forces for the August Remix at the Olympic Sculpture Park with an evening of music, performance, poetry, film, and tours. Seattle-based musician and producer Erik Blood headlines the event. Blood’s most recent album Lost In Slow Motion (2016) ranges from cosmic poetics to atmospheric aesthetics and has been called “a sonic call to the stars” (Jake Uitti, Seattle Times). From 8pm to midnight. Tickets available on the SAM website.

 

August 27 – October 29

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring 2000 plus hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations visit www.tacomaglassblowing.com.

Living History Art Mural Project at Kenmore City Hall

kenmoreOn view through September 29 at the Kenmore City Hall at 18120 68th Ave NE in Kenmore, is a special exhibit of the Kenmore Living History Art Mural Project.  A  dedication and ribbon cutting is schedule for September 5 from 11am – 2pm.  Artists A. Gaul Culley and Staci Adman will tell some of the cultural stories that inspired the images that make up the mural. The project is part of the Arts of Kenmore.

Edmonds Art Walk Tonight from 5-8pm

 

cascadiaOn view through August 23 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, are two new exhibitions: “Against The Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira,” and “Northwest Photography at Mid-Century.” Shown: John Matsudaira (1922-2007)  First Snow, 1959, Oil on canvas 48 x 32" Collection of the Matsudaira Family.

 

 

 

The Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Avenue S., is showing, "Three Voices," the art of Jennifer, Susan & Douglas Diehl, all members of the same family. On view from August 18 – September 12, a champagne reception with dessert  will greet the artists during the Edmonds gallery walk from 5-8pm.

 

 

galnorthThe seventh annual Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit is on view through August 31 at Gallery North401 Main Street in downtown Edmonds. This year’s show features 71 works of art by 45 Northwest artists. All artwork is available for purchase. The Beauty of the Northwest Exhibit is open to the public, seven days a week. Shown: by Frankie Gollub,

 

 

zincElizabeth Gahan brings an in-depth conversation of Seattle’s rapid growth in painted form to ZINC Art  + Object A, 102 3rd. Avenue S., August 18-September 12 in a show titled “BOOM: from wonder to whiplash.” Gahan examines the beauty and inspiration behind our region’s urban environment while asking for critical consideration of the powerful dynamic between the natural and industrial world. You can join the conversation with Gahan at the opening night artist’s reception on August 18 at the Edmonds gallery   from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Engulfing

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through August 21

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5–8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com
Third Thursday in Kent 4–7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5–9pm. at 5701Sixth Ave. South. www.seattledesigncenter.com
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.

 

August 19–21

Chief Seattle Days is a festival to honor Chief Seattle. Native art, canoe races, and salmon bake. Suquamish, Washington. Visit www.chiefseattledays.org

Poulsbo Arts Festival  is celebrated on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo. Art, Food, Music.

August 20-21

Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work. Along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Drive. Visit www.schackartcenter.org.

Viking Days at Nordic Heritage Museum . Visit www.nordicmuseum.org.

Carrie Goller Gallery in Poulsbo Showing Max Hayslette

carrieThe Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, announces that Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary posters of one of his latest paintings, Woodland Pond and young classical violinist Claire Turner will be playing during the Second Saturday Art Walk in Poulsbo today from 5-8pm. All the  fine art galleries on Front Street will be open  for a lovely August summer evening of art shopping.

A Contemporary Showcase Opens at Howard/Mandville

hoardOpening in a reception  on August 12 from 5-8pm at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is “A Contemporary Showcase.”  Showing are new works from familiar gallery artists Quincy Anderson, Leslie Balleweg, Rich Bowman, Melanie Ferguson, Chuck Gumpert, Craig Kosak, Tracey Lane, Christopher Mathie, Steve Reinmuth  and Sharon Spencer plus new gallery artists Corinne Geertsen and Agnieszka Pilat. The show runs through September 4.

Gunnar Nordstrom Presents Ray Pelley’s Photorealism

gunnarnordstromNew works by Ray Pelley,  "Alternative Realism," opens August 10 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Known primarily as a Photorealist painter, Pelley’s subject matter of the past has spanned wine, toys and urban landscapes with a slight surreal bend to his paintings. Taking artistic liberties from photographs, Pelley converts the hard edge and precise visual dialogue of a photo and manipulates the hues, shades and tints into over saturated colors with enhanced light and shadows to create a new and intense subject matter, all the while still being a photo. The exhibition runs through September 10. Shown: Landmark.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through August 14

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. 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 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

 

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.

 

August 12 – 14

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, 10am – 6pm daily. Features regional artists In local studios. Visit www.bistudiotour.com.

 

August 13 – 14

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Visit www.coupevillefestival.com.

Birds of a Feather Opens at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

workWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, presents an exhibition of the works of Michael Dickter and Robin & John Gumaelius. Michael paints birds based on his reference observations and studies and places them on backgrounds that are mottled, drawn upon, and troweled. Robin and John Gumaelius ceramic sculptures marry many themes and techniques to tell stories.  A reception for the artists is August 6 from 4-7pm. Refreshments will be served. Shown: It Was A Nice Horse, So He Carried It Home by Robin & John Gurnaelius.