July 29 – 31
BAM ARTSfair. Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest award winning arts and crafts festival in the Northwest. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists. Fri. and Sat., 9:30am – 9:30pm., Sunday 9:30am-6pm. Bellevue Arts Museum FREE.
As a leading event in Bellevue’s annual, much-anticipated “Arts Fair Weekend” at the last full weekend every July, The Bellevue Festival of the Arts (www.Bellevuefest.org) takes place July 29-31, 2016. This year, the BFoA features 49 talented top local Northwest artists among its 160-plus participants from across the country. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts takes place 4 miles East of Seattle in downtown Bellevue, Washington (north of I-90 and South of 520). The Festival is easy to find, as the one taking place out-of-doors at the Cost Plus World Market, at the intersection of Bellevue Way NE and NE 8th Street (10300 Northeast 8th Street), North of (and across from) Bellevue Square. Image: Jesse Link
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Funny Business: Making Mischief” from July 27 through August 17. From irreverent design to playful disguise, nine artists bring a smile to their craft. The featured artists are: Emily Cobb, Nikki Couppee, Anna Davern, Chris Giffin, Thomas Hill, Felieke van der Leest, Kristin Lora, Sam Mitchell, and Tabea Reulecke. Shown: Anna Davern, Covert Operator, object with removable brooch, reworked biscuit tin, printed steel, spring mechanism, and copper stand. Gentleman with kitten mask that uses a spring mechanism to reveal a possum face underneath. Photo: Andrew Phillips
Meet the many jewelry artists Micki Lippe has mentored in a celebration July 23 from 1-4pm at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. This exhibition speaks well to the roles of mentors and mentee in the artwork. to become a metal-smith, sculptor, writer or teacher, one must learn technique, develop skills, and the practice one’s art form.
Join the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, for a two-person show featuring new works by Ezra Suko and Lindsey Kustusch. Both artists will be attending the opening night preview on July 23 from 5-7pm and would love to meet you and discuss their work. The show runs through August 7. Shown: As the day Drew On by Lindsey Kustusch
On 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 5th. Avenue S., is showing "Nocturne" Paintings of the Night, through August 15, featuring Ron Stocke, Angela Bandurka and selected gallery artists including Willow Bader, Terrence Gasca and more.
Meet Lonni Flowers and enjoy her exhibition, “Colorful Imaginings,” during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm at Gallery North, 401 Main Street. . “Colorful Imaginings” is open to the public daily through July 31 and will include more than thirty of Lonni’s playful original paintings as well as many of her hand-painted silk scarves, and unique jewelry creations. . Shown: Tropical Tryst.
California sculptor Angela Schwer makes her Northwest debut at Zinc Art, 102 3rd. Avenue S., with “Designed Chaos” exhibiting July 21-August 15. Leaving color off the table, Schwer brings to light the immense complexity and often elegantly chaotic designs in nature with her pure white polymer clay sculptures of plant, sea, and fungi life that can be hung vertically or set tabletop.
.An exhibit of cocktail tables featuring a curated selection of contemporary designs by the member artisans of Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, opens July 21 in a reception from 5-8pm and runs through August 31. Meet the furniture makers and enjoy a special hand crafted cocktail created for this event. Shown: by Sean Carleton
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 5701 Sixth 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.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598
From 5-8pm Museum of Glass presents Night Blow, a lively evening of glassblowing, performances, and music. MOG’s first Night Blow of the summer will include at no charge:
- Fiery glassmaking demonstrations by Dan Friday and Courtney Branam in the Hot Shop
- Music by Soundabout DJ
- Exciting performances by IGNITION fire troupe outside on the plaza
- Food by The Social Bar and Grill and wine and beer by X Group Catering
“Chronicles of Solitude: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK—The National Gallery of Denmark” debuts today at the Frye Art Museum and runs through September 25. A master of atmospheric and psychological interiors, Hammershøi (1864–1916) was admired by his contemporaries in Europe and the United States including German poet and art critic Rainer Maria Rilke and American artist John Singer Sargent. In 1909, on the occasion of his participation in the Tenth International Exhibition of the Munich Künstlergenossenschaft (Artists’ Association), Hammershøi was described by German critic Georg Biermann as a "modern Nordic Vermeer." Frye Art Museum is the only West Coast U.S. venue for Chronicles of Solitude. The touring exhibition has previously been seen in 2015 at Scandinavia House in New York City and earlier this year at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Image:: Vilhelm Hammershøi. Woman Seen from the Back, 1888. Oil on canvas. 25 x 21 7/8 in. National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, © SMK Photo
“Amanda Richardson; Textile Wall Hangings” opens on July 16 and runs through August 3 at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor. This show’s subject matter is inspired by the beautiful flowers and rocky cliffs from her home in Cornwall, UK. Additionally, it is infused with remembrances of the flowers from the San Juan Islands and her recent travels to Crete and Kazakhstan. The individual pieces are created using custom dyed fabrics, finely cut into varying sizes, placed onto a backing sheet of fabric, and then fused into place.
Dendroica Gallery, 1718A E. Olive Way in Seattle, opens from 5-9pm with a reception for "The Exploratory Line," sculptors drawings. Sculptors may work directly, or may make marks on paper or on material before creating the final piece. The marks on paper presented in the exhibit are explorations into three-dimensional space, translated onto the flat page. The show runs through August 8.
“Piecing it Together: New Work by Jessica Bonin” opens in a reception from 5-9pm and runs through August 7 at the Ghost Gallery, 504 E. Denny Way. The reception takes place during the Capitol Hill Art Walk July 14.
“Remember Me: Natasha Marin,” selections from a growing archive of collaborative, multimedia works collected for more than 10 years from various local communities including incarcerated women, homeless women, women of color, differently-abled women, women surviving mental illness, teenaged women, and children, opens from 6-9pm at Vermillion, 1508 11th. Avenue.
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue in Seattle, presents works of Northwest Master, Guy Anderson (1906 -1998). This is an important selection of major paintings inspired by the Pacific Northwest mythos, many of which have not been exhibited before. Also on view are works from the Northwest School, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Paul Horiuchi, and Mark Tobey. 5:30 – 8:30 for the gallery reception.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is showing the newest works of Jaime Ellsworth in an exhibition titled “Funny Bunny Buddy,” opening on July 13 in a special reception for the artist from 6-8pm. Included in E. Ashley Rooney’s book, “100 artists of the Northwest” she is not only a painter, but also also actively raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter. Ellsworth’s work is widely collected. The show runs through August 6.. Shown: Green Rabbit with Pearls.
Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.Wallingford.org
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
July 15 – 17
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit www.sequimarts.org.
Art Jam 2016. Art show and sale happening at the Rock Hollow Farm, 10am – 5pm. Part of the Sequim Lavender Festival. For location visit www.rockhollowarts.com. A “gathering” of artists sharing their creativity, techniques & enthusiasm….all happening in the barn….at: Rock Hollow Farm!
July 16 – 17
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.
Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Wooley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitartiststogether.com.
The members of Women Painters of Washington, 701 5th. Avenue, Suite 310, boldly demand altered perspectives in BIG SHOW exhibiting July 11-September 30, 2016 in downtown Seattle. Multiple genres and mediums will be represented in abstract, representational, contemporary and traditional genres.Every piece of this group show will be large and in charge with a minimum 36 inches in one dimension. Shown: Artifacts 6 by Cheryl A. Richey.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is currently showing, through August 1, celebrated artist Alfred Currier—in his solo show “Passionate Obsession”. For Currier, painting is an obsession as well as a passion. As he says, “Passion for the love of it. Obsession means I have no choice.” A lifelong artist and resident of Anacortes since 1991, Alfred Currier is a well-established Northwest oil painter best-known for his vibrant palette and thickly textured canvases. The body of work for July’s show falls into three categories—serene Skagit Valley Landscapes, Working Lands and European Settings. Shown: A Sense of Place.