Art walks and events through January 18

Second Wednesday

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

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

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

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

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


January 15 – January 18

The Nordic Heritage Museum  presents the sixth annual Nordic Lights Film Festival. Included are high-quality films from the Nordic countries, which often are not released widely in the United States. For more information, contact Stina Cowan, Public Programs Coordinator, at

January 17 – 18

Winter Weekends at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park.Starting Saturday, January 17 begins with family activities where kids explore creative mapping through drop-in art activities and story time, and create their own vehicle from recycled materials for an indoor drive-in movie. Story time at 11:30 am. The Lego Movie begins at 1 pm. Free and open to the public. Then, on Sunday, January 18 spend the afternoon getting inspired and generating ideas with some of Seattle’s best thinkers at Sunday Meetups.

Carrie Goller Gallery opening for Poulsbo Art Walk January 10

carriegCarrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, invites all to come to the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk on Second Saturday January 10 from 5-8pm. This month the gallery is featuring “Birds, Bugs and Other Beasts.”  Shown: Liberty V, oil/encaustic 5×5 – by Carrie Goller.

Gabriel Marquez show opens at Mainframe on January 10.

MainframeGabriel Marquez is an emerging Seattle artist who is not afraid of large-scale painting. His show, “Big Giant Paintings,” perfectly illustrates his love for the large and opens at Mainframe, 5628 Airport Way South #110, on January 10 in a reception from 6-9pm. The show continues through February 7. Mainframe participates in the  Georgetown Art Attack.

Jessika Kenney at the Frye Art Museum through February 1

frye“Anchor Zero,” the first solo museum exhibition of Seattle vocalist and composer Jessika Kenney opens January 10 and will run through February 1  at the Frye Art Museum. The exhibition premieres a new composition by Kenney for spatialized anti-choir, presented in a large-scale sound and video installation specially commissioned by the Frye Art Museum for its galleries. Kenney was the first recipient of the prestigious James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award in 2014. Funded by the Raynier Institute and Foundation through the Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium, the award is intended to advance the creative work of outstanding individuals and culminates in an exhibition at the Frye Art Museum. Shown: Jessika Kenney. Still from Anchor Zero, 2014. Digital video with audio. Videography by Claudia Mä. Design by Kyle Hanson. Painting by Faith Coloccia.

First Thursday in Pioneer Square is today

Because of the conflict with the New Year holiday, the traditional First Thursday openings in Pioneer Square were postponed last week and are today instead. Following are a few exhibits you should see:


Bryan Ohno Gallery,  521 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm to introduce “Northwest Wildlife.” The works in the show are by Travis Pond, a Portland artist who specializes in steel sculpture. The show closes February 28.



davidson“Prints of Industry,” on view through February 16, opens in a reception at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., from 6-8pm. The show reflects the glorification of the industrial engine, which powered industrial economies for decades. Also showing are “Contemporary Prints from Thailand.” Shown at the right: James E. Allen (American, 1894 – 1964) Teeming Ingots. Etching, 1935. Signed in pencil. Edition 100. Commissioned by the Society of American Etchers. 11-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches.



Foster/White Gallery,  220 Third Avenue S., opens at 6pm with a reception for popular Northwest artist James Martin. In this show, on view through January 31, the artist’s imagination depicts notable characters will commenting on current events.



Works by Fred Holcomb and G. Lewis Clevenger are showing at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., through January 31. The reception is from 6-8pm. Holcomb mines the fertile ground of land and seascape painting, while Clevenger’s work features a series of mixed media works on paper, combining doodles and drawing of everyday studio objects, which inspired this new material.



lisahLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Rear View,” on view through January 31. The exhibit  examines artists’ evolving practices by pairing early works with recent pieces. Over thirty artworks spotlight shifts of mediums, techniques and subjects of these established artists. Featured artists include Kathryn Altus, Joel Brock, Terry Furchgott, Richard Hutter, Victoria Johnson, Ed Kamuda, Sherry Karver, Richard Morhous, Linda Jo Nazarenus, Emily Wood, Thomas Wood, and Dion Zwirner. Shown at the left: Richard Morhous, Pasadena Rose, 1983, oil on paper, 29.5" x 40."



On view through January 31 at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., is “Absolute Zero,” featuring work by Dylan Neuwirth

Calendar of art walks and events through January 4

First Thursday (Most galleries will have openings on January 8 because of New Year’s Eve)

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.

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 – 8pm, November through March. 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 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 –

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.

Calendar of art walks and events through December 21

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

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

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

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


thru December 24 2014

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, Bellingham. Wed. – Sun. 10am – 6pm. Visit

The Gang’s All Here at Mainframe Gallery opens December 13

mainOpening on December 13 and continuing through January 3  at the Mainframe Gallery, 5628 Airport Way South #110, is “The Gang’s All Here,” a show featuring  contemporary artists from LA, Portland, Seattle and the East Coast. A reception for the artists is from 6-9pm

Women Painters of Washington group show thru February 28

womenpaint“Habitat,” a group show by The Women Painters of Washington (WPW), is on view through February 28 at the WPW Gallery in the Columbia Center Building. Pieces from twenty WPW members express their individual heart’s dwelling space unlocking how we can find our own natural environment within. (701 5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle – Shown: Palouse by Irene Yesley.

Dr. Seuss “Secret Art Collection on view during the holidays at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue

gunnarOn view at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is “The Art of Dr. Seuss.”  Meet Dr. Seuss art expert, Jeffrey Schuffman, at the gallery for a special reception December 10 from 6-8pm. For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and sculpture which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. A selection of these special artworks will be available at the gallery through January 3.

The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery  is one of the few galleries in the United States authorized to represent The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Gallery owner, Gunnar Nordstrom says: “We are proud to provide our community with a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most significant American icons of our time.”

Calendar of art walks and events through December 14

Second Wednesday

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


Second Thursday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm.
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 6pm until closing.
Phinney Greenwood 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 from6–9pm.
Port Angeles Art Walk is from5–8pm.
Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5–8pm.


thru December 24 2014

Allied Arts of Whatcom County 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts, Bellingham.Wed.–Sun. 10am–6pm. Visit


December 12–13

Fa-La-La Holiday Sale of Fine Art & Craft, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. will feature unique one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday giving. Visit


December  13–14

Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour, 10am–4pm. Call Vashon Allied Arts at 206/463-5131.

December 13–14

Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair, 10am–4pm, Chimacum High School in Port Townsend. Visit .

Holiday Open House at Crackerjack December 6

crackerjackCrackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. in the Wallingford Center in Seattle, invited the public to a Holiday Open House on December 6 from 2-8pm. Kathleen Koch, owner, says, “Join us for festivities, Santa and music at Crackerjack, Focus on Seattle and throughout Wallingford Center.” Also present are many of the local artists featured in the gallery.

Holiday celebration at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner December 6 begins at 6pm

monaJoin the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner for fun and good cheer. Celebrate the holidays with the Board of Trustees and Staff.  Party begins at 6pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres, and live music featuring William David Ritchie and John Meier begins at 7pm. Go earlier in the day and see the current exhibits, “Accreted Terrane” and “To Be Along Together.”. Admission is free.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

Anchor Art Space,  216 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents recent work by Julia Oldham.



CaptureTo welcome holiday season, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents their  Annual Holiday Group Show in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 5, and the Gift Gallery in the center of the gallery.  Both exhibits will be on till December 29.



scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes,  presents a new selection of brilliantly colored acrylics by Jennifer Bowman.  You will find floral, landscape and nautical pieces.  Also showing are acrylics by Cynthia Richardson, oils and pastels by Amanda Houston, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings and photography by Lewis Jones, Dick Garvey and Randy Dana. The opening reception is from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art Walk. Shown at the right: Forest Grove by Jennifer Bowman.



islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with their 9th Annual Wearable Art Show featuring northwest and international artists. Music by Peter Spencer and Friends will entertain during the opening. Shown at the left: Begona Renetero, Sous-Bois Necklace and Earrings.

North End Arts Tour December 5 – 7

North End Arts Tour (NEAT) Holiday Event- All are welcome to North Seattle’s hyper local artist’s studio tour. Meet and talk with artists, see working art studios and buy gifts locally made direct from the artists themselves. NEAT is a free self-guided tour of six home studios with nearly 30 guest artists. Studios are located in the Green Lake, Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and Sandpoint neighborhoods. Studio locations and passports will be found at