Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through May 21

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com

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

 

May 19 – 21

45th Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show & Auction, Kittitas Valley Event Center, Fri. – Sat. 10am – 10pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm.

Viking Fest celebrates Poulsbo’s Scandinavian heritage. Downtown and along the waterfront.

 

May 20

Penn Cove Water Festival features Native American canoe racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, 11am – 5pm, Coupeville.

 

May 20 – 21

University District Street Fair, longest running street festival in the nation. www.udistrictstreetfair.org.

 

Camano Island Annual Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend, 10am – 5pm. www.camanoarts.org

Fairhaven District in Bellingham May 13 Artist Receptions

artwoodArtwood Gallery, located at 1000 Harris Avenue in historic Fairhaven, showcases the member-artists in May who will show some of their new work. Jim Hume will present his aptly-named Foot Stools; Michael Flaherty has a wall cabinet involving a section of Douglas Fir; David Gray’s contributions are a new cabinet, along with his popular Mutiny Bay chair; and Karen Healy will show an informal coffee table of forged steel and maple, as well as a small steel and stone pedestal table. In addition, Artwood will present paintings by Brenda Lowery. Meet the artist on May 13 from 2-4. Image:  by Brenda Lowery.

 

 

goodThe world is awakening with the shifting of the seasons, and May featured artist Madie Klusmire at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, has captured those details on her detailed ceramics. Flowers for Mom? You bet! Bring her cheer every season of the year with these one-of-a-kind pottery creations. Meet Madie at a reception on May 13 from 4-7pm. and talk ceramics with her.

Kirkland Art Walk New Shows May 12 from 5-8pm

howard“Wanderlust – Invitational Landscape Exhibition” is on view through June 4th at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland with the opening reception Friday, May 12th from 5-8pm. When the itch to wander beckons, artists answer the summons with the spirit of an explorer and the anticipation of discovery. The Wanderlust exhibition pays homage to traditional representations of the landscape, with each artist bringing one or more new works that showcase his or her signature vision and styleFeatured are new paintings by Brent Cotton, Douglas Fryer, Renato Muccillo, Teresa Saia and many more. Shown: Thistle Creek In Spring by Douglas Fryer.

 

 

parklaneThe Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, celebrates the 25th year of their Annual International Juried Miniature Show with  300 tiny treasures from round the world, on view through June 4. . They  even provide magnifying glasses so you can examine the awe-inspiring intricate details. There will be an reception for the artists during the Kirkland Art Walk on May 12 from 5-8pm. Free parking  under the Kirkland Library.

A Guilded Gallery in the Camano Island 2017 Studio tour

 

stanwood

A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st Street NW in downtown Stanwood. Friday May 12, Saturday,  May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Also, next weekend on May 20 and 21. Pick up tour booklets here and begin the tour.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through May 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.

 

May 12 – 13

Phinney Greenwood Art Walk. Over 40 locations between 65th and 87th streets, Fri. 6 – 9pm, Sat. noon – 5pm.

 

May 12 – 14, 20 – 21

Camano Island Annual Mothers’ Day Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend, 10am – 5pm. www.camanoarts.org

 

May 13 – 14

Kirkland Artists’ Studio Tour 2017, 10am – 6pm. Call Kirkland Arts Center for locations: 425-822-7161.

 

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour from 10am – 5pm- Vashon Island artists collectively throw open their studio doors to the public. Founded in the 1970’s by several dedicated artists, the tour has grown to over 100 artists. 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.

Gallery Mack Showing Georgia Gerber Sculptures

galmackNew bronze sculptures by Georgia Gerber are currently showing at Gallery Mack, located at 2100 Western Avenue at the north end of the Pike Place Market. Shown:  Grady the Labrador.

Northwest Pastel Society Exhibit Opening at American Art Company in Tacoma Today from 2-4pm

CaptureNorthwest Pastel Society presents their 31st Annual International Open Exhibition at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma. A reception to meet the artists and juror, Jacob Aguilar, is May 6 from 2-4pm.  Featured in the exhibit, on view through June 10, are 50 artists from across the United States and Canada.

Art Grice Photography at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts

bac“A Walk in the Dark” opens at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island on   Friday, May 5, with a reception from 6-8pm. Renowned photographer Art Grice presents images and proofs from his upcoming retrospective book to be published later this year.

First Friday in Bellingham 6-9pm

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall, welcomes the 17th Annual Children’s Art Walk. The gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.

 

 

artwoodEach month Artwood Gallery, located at1000 Harris Avenue in historic Fairhaven, showcases a particular artist or category of work. In May, the member-artists will show some of their new work. Jim Hume will present his aptly-named Foot Stools; Michael Flaherty has a wall cabinet involving a section of Douglas Fir; David Gray’s contributions are a new cabinet, along with his popular Mutiny Bay chair; and Karen Healy will show an informal coffee table of forged steel and maple, as well as a small steel and stone pedestal table. In addition, Artwood will present paintings by Brenda Lowery. Meet the artist on May 13 from 2-4. Image:  by Brenda Lowery.

 

 

fourthFourth Corner Frames & Gallery  will be highlighting the imagination of young budding artists with a show titled: “From Refrigerator to Wall”. The exuberance of color and story are brought to life in every child’s masterpiece attached to the fridge that has, at last, found a well-deserved home on the wall. Special incentives on framing will be offered through May to take your child’s art from the refrigerator to the wall! Join the gallery for the opening reception 6-9pm during Downtown Art Walk, Friday May 5, 2017.The gallery is located in the Old Town district of Bellingham at 311 W Holly St. Shown at the right: Sailing Ship by Tomas.

 

Gallery Pegasus, 301 West Holly Street, Bellingham, is showing new artists through June 27 and will be open for the Bellingham Art Walk from6-9pm.

Healing Waters Opens Today at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue  in Friday Harbor opens from 4-7pm today with  “Healing Waters,” a collection of landscape paintings offering an escape from our busy lives. The artist aspires for her paintings to be visual reminders of our fragile natural environment. Her painting process includes a collaged surface of recycled paper, including regional maps, layered with acrylic glazes. Together these elements build unique textures and atmospheric depth that create a feeling of inspiration. Please join Jennifer for an informal walk/talk as she shares her insights about her work on Saturday, May 6th from 11.30 -1.30 pm. http://www.waterworksgallery.com/shows. Shown: Gentle Tide.

First Friday Art Walk in Anacortes

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, May 5 from 6 – 9 pm.

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative  

In a show titled, Discoveries, Seattle based artist Mary Molyneaux’s figurative paintings are about the mystery of what lies beneath multiple layers of paper, paint and, ink and the artist’s struggle to realize the final images. 

 

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers continues the show of “Two Perspectives”, Linda Henley & James Keul (Mother & Son) floral themed watercolor and landscape oil paintings.  Burton Jewelers will also feature a collection of fine emeralds, the May birthstone, including a stunning 2.16 carat gem as well as Mother’s Day rings and pendants that  can be personalized with the birthstones of your family.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

 

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts 

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS will feature local artists specializing in the NW flora, fauna, wildlife and scenic beauty in ocean, mountains and valleys of the NW.    New jewelry, cards & prints.  7 pm is a FREE DEMO by Textile Artist:  Ruth Owen.  Refreshments will be served.

 

913 6th Street, Salt & Vine (New Merchant)

Salt & Vine offers a fine selection of wine, meats and cheeses in a cozy bistro environment.  The featured artist for May is Gerald Baron with his oil paintings.  Also showing are a variety of mixed media work and photography by local artists.

 

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery  

Now showing a new collection paintings and sculptures by Leo Osborne.  Osborne brings NW paintings on panel with gold leaf and acrylic, in addition to new sculptures.  Also showing are acrylics by Anne Martin McCool, oils by Sandy Byers, hand pulled monoprints by Marie Powell and pastels by Amanda Houston. Come see new glass, jewelry, tables and sculptures! Image:  “Lesser Luminary”, 40 x 30 Gold Leaf and Acrylic on Canvas by Leo Osborne

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

The Majestic is showing impressionistic watercolors and oils by Suzanne Powers. Powers does both plein air and studio paintings and concentrates on showing an emotional response to light, form and color.

 

611 R Ave, The Depot 

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents the 2017 Dual Challenge exhibit: “One by Two”.  This project started with a photo provided by 9 fabric artists. The guidelines were simple: use the photo as inspiration in any way you choose to produce a small wall hanging size quilt. No side of the quilt can exceed 50 inches. From there it was up to each artist to go it alone on their quilt.  Come see the results on Friday, May 5 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, May 6 from 10 am to 2:00 pm.

Energy and Elegance at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewhole“Energy and Elegance of the Peninsula” opens in a reception from 6-8pm tonight at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of May are Carol Janda (painter, potter, and teacher) and Ken Dvorak (photographer). Showcased are  unique pieces inspired by energy and elegance of the Olympic peninsula in the front windows.  Shown: Rock Carne 2 by Carol Janda.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk in May New Shows

 artxArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., presents an exhibition featuring three popular Seattle painters with highly distinctive styles: Jazz Brown, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and Gabriel Marquez. Exhibiting together for the first time, as well as creating several unique collaborative painting, the artists make connections between the fields of futurist philosophy and metaphysics in a timely examination of humanity’s future. The exhibition,Singularity Now,” opens on First Thursday Seattle from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Behind the Digital Veil.

Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, welcomes Travis Pond’s creations in a reception from 6-8pm. In “Tooling the Hearts” humanity is tangible, as we peer into each heart to see what tools keep it beating. Every heart is uniquely hand welded and polished with a metallic shine, while retaining the character of each original piece coming together to create its shape.

 

 

Opening from 6-8pm, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., presents Tom Burrows’ “An Ineffable Presence.” . With over forty years experience working in cast pigmented polymer resin, Burrows boasts an expertise and intimacy with the material that is evident in the subtle tonal shifts and extraordinary thinness of his resin. "The medium is the message," he says. Burrows has had solo exhibitions in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, and across Canada.

 

 

frederickIn celebration of Seattle’s inaugural “Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017” and the gallery’s appointment as a “VIP Venue, Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., presents “4 On The Floor,” a contemporary group exhibition featuring works by Carlos Barberena, Lyle Carbajal, Tony Fitzpatrick and Mark T. Smith.. At approximately 7:15 during the opening, Mr. Barberena will be conducting a demonstration of his linocut printmaking technique. Musical Entertainment By The Koto Jazz Trio will entertain. Shown at the right: Untitled by Lyle Carbajal.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, features new paintings from Seattle artist Margaret Watson.  Watson’s work demonstrates a balancing act between intention and opportunity using shape, color and texture. The opening is from 6-8pm.

 

 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., is currently showing “Basic Techniques of Photography” by Joe Rudko and  Daniel Carillo’s “Studio Visit.”

 

 

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with Emily Wood’s “Wandering Down the Road.”  For over two decades, Wood has painted thick forest groves of the Northwest, sun-bleached hills of the Palouse, moving east to explore Idaho’s lakes and Montana’s expansive skies. Her work can be found in the collections of Seattle University’s Sullivan Law Center, Merrill Lynch, Seattle Cancer Alliance, UW Medical Center, and Tacoma Art Museum as well as in private collections.

 

 

Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, Studio 104, welcomes Lisa Myers Bulmash to the Front Room Gallery in a reception from 5-8pm. Through her art, Bulmash tells stories about family as a way to create an imaginative sanctuary for the viewer.

 

 

Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Hrisey and Back,” an exhibition of work by Seattle artist Jennifer Beedon Snow who continues her exploration of the suburban landscape; this time including work inspired by a 2016 artist residency in Iceland.

 

 

“Words and Tides,” work by Sharon and Bill Grader, is showing at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street. Sharon is an encaustic artist, combining abstracts with words, and Bill is a woodworker.

 

 

“Spring Visions” opens from 5-7pm  at Path with Art, 312 2nd. Avenue S. The show consists of student artwork in a wide variety of mediums. Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.

 

 

prographicaNew paintings by Kathy Liao will be on view in her solo show, “Lingering Presence,opening from 6-8pm at Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S. The artist says, “These paintings are a record of an experience, a feeling. In a familiar space, both the presence and the absence of the figure are equally palpable. A portrait may begin with the person sitting in front of me or a transient smile over FaceTime, and all that might get buried under layers of painted recollection of how the sun felt the day he sat there.  My mixed media work is painted from observations, layered with sharp and hazy memories and recorded snapshot photos. With each painting, I am constantly re-establishing my relationship with the subject matter, being especially conscious of my physical and emotional distance." Shown: Kathy Liao, So Close and So Far.

 

 

stoningStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Salish Sound Waves: A Group Exhibit of Cutting-Edge Indigenous Visual Artists, featuring artists who use motion, music, pop and graphic art sensibilities, vibrant color and an urban edge in their work to convey the cultures, environment and contemporary spirit of the Northwest. Included in this exhibit are artists at the forefront of formline expression. Ronnie Fairbanks (Tlingit/Ts’msyen/Ojibwe) also makes a gallery debut with this exhibit, in the form of custom-painted skate decks. The exhibit debuts new work by Marvel comics artist/author Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam). Shown: Custom skate decks by Ronnie Fairbanks (Tlingit/Ts’msyen/Ojibwe)

 

May show at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontian Pl S. in Pioneer Square, is Dirty Laundry”  by Layne Kleinart. She painted this series using natural pigments such as coffee and beet juice on second-hand bed linens seeking to explore the transient nature of innocence on memory in gestural paintings. The opening reception will be held on May 4, 5-8pm during Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk.

 
 

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery Drawing the Line Opens May 3

facere“Drawing the Line,” an exhibition opening on May 3 at the Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery,  1420 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 108,  features nine artists who incorporate using the  line as a fundamental axis of their work, whether it is in the exploration of narrative, creation of space, or the pursuit of design. An artist lecture will be at 4pm on May 3 followed by the gallery reception from 5-6pm.Featured artists include: Nicolette Absil, Melissa Cameron, Laritza Garcia, Tia Kramer, Michele Mercaldo, Tod Pardon, Suzan Rezac, Caitie Sellers, and Jan Smith.  Shown: Laritza Garcia, Queen Bee, 2016, necklace, brass, silver, powder coat.

Art Walks and Special Events Through May 7

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

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

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

 

May Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

 

May 3 – 7

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours. Advance reservations required, minimum group of 10. Call 206-621-8422.

 

May 5

17th Annual Children’s Art Walk from 6 – 9 pm. Whatcom County students will display their works of art  presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County at 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham. There will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery  will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.

 

May 6-7 and May 13-14

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour from 10am – 5pm- Vashon Island artists collectively throw open their studio doors to the public. Founded in the 1970’s by several dedicated artists, the tour has grown to over 100 artists. 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.