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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

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.

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Wings,” show celebrating the work of Northwest artist Tony Angell .  Angell’s sculptures patiently capture the dynamism of birds in motion while seeking his subject’s indescribable spirit.

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.

Gallery I|M|A , 123 South Jackson Street, opens for First Thursday with a two-person ceramics exhibition featuring works by Ruth Borgenicht and Sam Chung. Chung approaches the vessel with an interest in challenging perceptions of what is familiar versus what is new while Borgenicht investigates ideas of permanence and defensive concealment utilizing the inherently fragile medium of clay.

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-9pm with  two one-person shows from the estates of two very different artists, Michael Dailey and David Byrd.

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents Inside and Out, an exhibition featuring new oil paintings by nationally recognized artist, Lois Silver. Silver uses her notable vibrant color scheme to bring vitality to her interior and exterior scenes alike. Meet the artist at the First Thursday reception, November 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Laura Castellanos‘s Eye Pudding created exclusively for her mini show at the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio,  306 S. Washington, is a series of groovy and glittery "flower" themed paintings and dolls priced to encourage first time collectors. The reception is from 5-8pm.

The artwork of Seattle artist David Hytone straddles the line between abstraction and the representation, utilizing a vivid palette in complex yet balanced compositions. His first one-person exhibition for Linda Hodges Gallery , 316 First Avenue S., entitled “Long Division,” opens in a reception from 6-8pm.


Prographica /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 right. : Fred Birchman, "String Theory"

stoniStonington Gallery , 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Reflections, “ the collaborative work of Scott Jensen and Courtney Lipson (both Non Indigenous/Adopted Tlingit). Each artist is known on their own merits–Scott for his astonishing carving skill, and Courtney for her exquisite micro-mosaic beadwork–and the two have been working since late 2016 to bring their different, but complementary, skills to bear on masks, sculpture and jewelry.  Shown at the left: Brown Bear Maskette by Scott Jensen in collaboration with Cortney Lipson.

Edmonds Gallery North Opens A Painted Celebration October 8

gallerynorthThis October Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds,  features the work of 21 local artists and members of Seattle Co-Arts. “A Painted Celebration” is an eclectic and colorful collection of paintings representing a variety of subjects, styles, and mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, and ink. Artists Elaine Cohn, Susan Killen, Delorse Lovelady, Trish Murphy, Joan O’Byrne, and Lonni Flowers are just some of the painters participating in this special show. Join the gallery for a reception on Sunday, October 8 from 14:00pm. A second reception during Art Walk Edmonds will be held October 19 from 5-8:00pm.This exhibit is open to the public daily through October 31. When you visit the gallery in October, 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 photograph on canvas, "La Tour Eiffel" by Erika Sheehan. Image: Exit Only by Carey Sorensen

Sumi Quest Opens at the American Art Company

amerartThe American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma, is showcasing  an exhibition titled “Sumi Quest: Multimedia Based Sumi Tradition.” A reception for the show, on view through October 26,  is October 7 from 2-4pm at the gallery. Established in 1889, the gallery mixes contemporary works of art on paper (etchings, silk-screens, and collage) with paintings,sculpture, art quilts, contemporary expressions in wood, and baskets.

Works by Guy Anderson Featured at Waterworks Gallery

water“Fragments,” works by Guy  Anderson [1906-1998] on view at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Arygyle in Friday Harbor. The gallery, in cooperation with Deryl Walls, Executor of the Estate of Guy Anderson are pleased to present a collection of rarely seen works including drawings, woodblocks and paintings. Fragments represents work from many periods in his life, everything from large symbolist paintings to delicate woodblocks and drawings, ultimately showcasing the artist’s works in multiple  and diverse mediums. A member of the Northwest School of art, Guy Anderson was renown for his mythic and symbolic paintings with the human figure the perennial genesis of his timeless and inspired works. Reception for the artist on Friday October 6 from 4-7 pm. Deryl Walls will talk/walk the work on  Saturday, September 16 from  11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown:

Nicolette Harrington Featured at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodgArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District is the place to see the Northwest’s finest handcrafted woodworking: dining tables, coffee tables, tall tables; side chairs, rockers, and easy chairs; stools, mirrors, shelves, cabinets and sculpture; kitchenware, jewelry boxes, and even ukuleles. Each month, Artwood features a particular category of woodworking, as well as an artist whose paintings are displayed. In October, Nicolette Harrington’s Northwest landscapes and seascapes are featured, along with small tables of all kinds, designs both traditional and original, some involving polished slabs of wood and stone, some incorporating metals. Artwood participates in the Fourth Friday Fairhaven Art Walk, 5:00-8:30 October 27. Image: by Nicolette Harrington.

Sweet/Nothing Opens at Honey Salon on Holly in Bellingham

This October and November Honey Salon and Gallery 310 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, presents “Sweet/Nothing”, a new multimedia collection featuring works of poetry, oracle cards and intricately designed altars by Bellingham writer and artist Sara Holodnick. Holodnick’s debut Honey exhibit explores memory, mythology, and finding the sacred in the mundane by way of Holodnick’s handmade book of poems, their corresponding oracle cards and assemblage shrines. Refreshments, artist meet and greet, and more await at the opening reception October 6 from . 6-10pm.

Rhythm and Shape Happening at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

blue“Rhythm and Shape” is the new exhibit in October 2017 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month are Katherine Loveland (photographer) and Priscilla Patterson (2D artist) who will showcase unique work in the front windows.  Katherine and Priscilla create from what they see and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.  Shown: Echoes by Katherine Loveland. Meet the artists Friday, October 5 from 5-8pm.

Marilyn Frasca Drawings Featured at Childhood’s End in Olympia

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th Avenue W in Olympia, presents “Marilyn Frasca Drawings” at the Olympia Arts Walk on Friday, Octobrr 6 from 5-10pm and on Saturday, October 7 from 12-6pm. Live music featuring Pat Cole & Jamie Jenson will play during the First Friday reception. The exhibition continues through November 12.

First Friday in Anacortes 6-9PM

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative 

ACME Creative is showing work by Anacortes artist, Brian Cypher.  In 2014, Cypher created a suite of etchings called "Entrances, Exits and Entropy", an exploration of abstract forms culled from his practice of automatic drawing. The etchings reveal a world of various states of being; matter becoming, objects decaying and energy transformation. The images represent a look into Cypher’s world of introspective observation of our nature.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers features a very special “Private Collection” show featuring sculpture and paintings owned by the Burton family and friends of renowned Northwest Artists including Philip McCracken, Guy Anderson, Leo Osborne, Anne McCool and others.  Some will be for sale.  Also featured will be the custom jewelry designs of Douglas Burton. Celebrate this special opening from 6-9pm with refreshments.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff  Arts

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its new Show:  TEXTURE & LIGHT” with all new works by our 26 local & regional artists.  New Artists include:  Darlene Klister, Jewelry Artist and metal “Foldforming" brass & bronze trays;  Sarah Bildsoe Swietzer, Ceramic Artist in humorous, whimsical, yet  sometimes poignant messages, and her colorful polymer clay Jewelry (we even have Anacortes Seahawks and Seattle Seahawks colors).  Glass Painting, Porcelain Art and China Painting educational display is a special treat.  Food and drink provided.  New Art Cards, Prints, Gifts & Jewelry.  Hours:  M-F: 10 – 5; Sat 10 – 4;  Sun 11 – 4.  "Come in for the fun – leave with a smile!"

520 Commercial Ave., Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House

Pelican Bay Books presents the paintings of Jazz Morgan. The spirits of animals inhabit her work, emerging from within it stories that live beyond language.  Her work creates for us a sense of place in all of nature’s beauty. Jazz lives, paints, and works with Marine Mammal Stranding in Anacortes.


scottm420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery welcomes Anacortes artists:  Keith Sorenson-oils, Mustafa Bilal-photo illustrations, Lewis Jones-photographs on canvas, Steve Nowicki and Les Eelkema with metal work.  Come see the new selection of Jody Bergsma small gift collection and newest notecards from Rakan Alduaij Photography. Reception with the Artists is Friday, October 6 from 6-9pm and we will be open extended hours for the 98221 Studio Tour hosted by the Anacortes Arts Commission on Oct. 21 and 22 from 10am-5pm. Image: “Penobscot River” 20×20 Oil by Keith Sorenson

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa presents work by Maggi Mason and Dedrian Clark.  Mason says, “As an artist using my own version of collage, I work with handmade papers and batik fabrics on gessoed boards.  My inspiration comes from poems, legends, my imagination, and flora and fauna in the wild around us.  I am trying to share the beauty of our world to those who take the time to look at my work.” Clark, a native Californian, spent her childhood enjoying the beauty and small-town atmosphere of Saratoga, and surrounding areas of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Clark now translates her love of nature to her pastel paintings, painting landscapes and wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

611 R Ave., The Depot

The Anacortes Arts Commission present the 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show at the Depot. Join us for a sneak peek of the 98221 Studio Tour on Friday, October 6, 6:00-9:00 pm and Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am to 2:00. Visit our website for more information on the 98221 Studio Tour,