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.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through December 10

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.

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.

December 6 –23

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.

December 9 – 10

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour 10am – 4pm. Colorful brochures with maps and studio descriptions are available at most Vashon Island businesses. Get a sneak preview on the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Facebook page and on their  blog. Ferry schedules can be found at Washington State ferry website.

Jennifer Bowman Show at Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens for the Anacortes Holiday Art Walk from 6-9pm with 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 an outstanding selection of new sculptures. The show runs through January 30. Image: Sprint for the Finish, 36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas by Jennifer Bowman

Calendar of Events and Art Walks December 1 – 3

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

December 1 – 3

Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour. Visit 56 artists in 7 studios. Brochures & maps can be downloaded from the website, or found at the Bainbridge Island Chamber and regional stores.  For more information call Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504. Spend the day, shopping for original, fine, hand-crafted arts and crafts – made by regional artisans. Meet the artists on this free, self-guided art tour with 50+ artists in 7 local artists’ studios and community halls. Free refreshments and a festive atmosphere. The studios are open 10 to 5, all three days.

December 2, 3 and 9, 10

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour 10am – 4pm. Colorful brochures with maps and studio descriptions are available at most Vashon Island businesses. Get a sneak preview on the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Facebook page and on their  blog. Ferry schedules can be found at Washington State ferry website.

Childhood’s End in Olympia Opens Group Show

childChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is showing Dave & Boni Deal’s raku ceramics, Chris Maynard’s feather art and Judith Smith’s pastels through December 31. Visit Olympia’s Downtown for the Holidays on Sunday November 26 from 12-5pm. Image: by Chris Maynard.

Tis The Season at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, opens “Tis The Season,” in a reception November 17 from 4-7pm with the artists in attendance. The exhibit showcases unique works for gift giving – jewelry, ornaments, paintings, sculptures and a few oddities to tickle your fancy. The show runs through January 6. Image: Grady Labrador by Georgia Gerber.

Baubles Showing at Gallery North in Edmonds


“Baubles” exhibit at Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, features hand-wrought pottery and jewelry by Penny Berglund surrounded by brightly colored sea creatures photographed by Mary Bess Johnson in their show this month. See it during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm tonight. When you visit the gallery in November don’t forget to enter the People’s Choice contest! (Just ask any Gallery North member for the form.) Vote for your favorite piece in the gallery this month and you could be selected win a tempered glass plate featuring a photograph of a "Smiling Nudibranch" by Mary Bess Johnson. Image: Raku-fired Pottery by Penny Berglund

Michael Upchurch Says Cumming and Lawrence Show at Woodside/Braseth is Fine

woodside“Woodside/Braseth Gallery’s pairing of William Cumming’s and Jacob Lawrence’s works results in a fine show, “ says Michael Upchurch, writing for the Seattle Times.  The  show, “A Centennial Celebration: William Cumming & Jacob Lawrence,” closes at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue in Seattle, on December 2. Image: William Cumming, Evening Light,Family

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through November 19

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,

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

November 15 – December 31

Museum of Glass (MOG)  celebrates its third annual Fire & Ice Festival. MOG will host a variety of Fire & Ice themed activities, performances, and demonstrations for visitors of all ages to enjoy during the holidays.

November 16 – 18

Puyallup Quilt and Craft Festival, Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.

November 18 – 19

Yule Fest at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St. 10am – 5pm.

Calendar of Events and Art Walks Through November 11

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.

Pop Culture Exhibition at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

4thFourth Corner Frames & Gallery , 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham,  is currently showing “Pop Culture.” The subject of this show might be defined as the entirety of attitudes, ideas, images, perspectives, etc. within the mainstream of a given culture. Showcased are a variety of framed posters, playbills and paraphernalia sure to start you searching the hidden recesses of your life for those artifacts you have saved to frame…someday. The show runs until November 25, 2017 with a reception, 6 – 9pm November 3.

November First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, November 3 from 6 – 9 pm.

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative 

ACME Creative continues the exhibition titled Entrances, Exits and Entropy by Skagit Valley artist Brian Cypher. The suite of etchings is a result of a week Cypher spent with master printmaker Jonathan Higgins at Manneken Press in Illinois. The prints explore Cypher’s abstract forms culled from automatic drawing and reveal a world of various states of being: matter becoming, objects decaying and energy transformation.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers features a new show that includes works by many local artists representing the Skagit Farmlands and the evening will be a benefit event for the Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland.  Some of the artists include Al Currier, Linda Henley, Allen Moe, Kathleen Faulkner, and Bob Williams. Refreshments will be served.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts

The Good Stuff Arts Gallery proudly hosts our first “FEATURED ARTIST”: DIANNA SHYNE, award winning, Impressionist artist and teacher.  Dianna will be demonstrating her unique painting style starting at 6:30 pm. Join us at the “MEET AND GREET RECEPTION for Dianna 6:30 – 9 pm.  Her MIXING COLOR WORKSHOP will be 10 – 4, November 4. Reservations required.   Our other Local Artists will have new pieces for the 2 month show:  “NW Moody Expressions”, ending December 31.  Many artists will be in attendance and will gladly answer your questions.  New Gifts, Cards, Jewelry and more are here.  Food & drink available.

520 Commercial Ave., Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House

Pelican Bay Books is showing work by Caroline Patrick. Caroline sees beyond the camera and records images which come from within. She is a published author and Master Feng Shui Practitioner. Caroline’s artwork changes the Chi or energy of spaces and is collected by many of her clients for Feng Shui enhancements by bringing in vibrant Elements trough color and shape into corporate facilities and private homes.

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery is showing new nautical oils by Jane Wallis, cityscapes by Joanne Shellan, landscapes by Jan Jewell, landscapes and seascapes by Matt Dollahite and vibrant pastels by Amanda Houston.  We are also excited to have new jewelry by Enid Oates!  Come see our fall collection of work. Image: “Uclulet Harbor”, 9 x 12 Oil by Jane Wallis

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa welcomes Terry MacDonald’s bright colorful art has been described as “Happy Art.”   Rich vibrant colors, textural surfaces and a loose, expressive style are the hallmarks of her acrylic paintings.  The November show will feature her quirky birds, florals, abstracts and multi-media works wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

611 R Ave., The Depot

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents The Salish Sea, fine art wearables by the Fidalgo Island Quilters’ Divas. Come by the Depot on First Friday Artwalk November 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.