Archive for the ‘Gallery News’ Category
“"Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene: 1930-1950,” is featured during the Edmonds Art Walk and will be on view at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue E., through March 26. The exhibition focuses on Northwest artists and their depictions of scenes of everyday life in the Northwest during the 1930s through the 1950s.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., features, “Breathe,” a new show by Andy Eccleshall featuring serene landscapes, light-filled skies and quiet evening nightscapes.
The Northwest Pastel Society is holding it’s first ever Mixed Media exhibit at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, this month. 24 pieces of artwork have been juried into the show by 16 artists from Washington, Oregon and California. Participating artists have combined pastels with other media such as monotypes, handmade prints, watercolors, acrylic inks, collage, acrylic paints, and colored pencils. Image: Best of Show Winner Time Lapse by Barbara Szkutnik.
“Ancient Vases” – New works on paper by Curt Labitzke is the featured show this month at Zinc Art, 102 3rd Avenue S. Seattle artist and UW Associate Professor of Printmaking Curt Labitzke brings highly textural and classically inspired works on paper.
In honor of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle, is sharing favorite botanicals on the Homepage this month where there is a huge collection ranging from the 1500s to contemporary local artists. Shown: Streptocarpus; Tanigami Konan; 1917; Woodblock.
Opening in a reception today from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is Gary Grant’s new show, “Expressionist – Perfectionist" Two Forms/One Vision. An award-winning yacht designer, Grant has been internationally recognized for his brilliant aerodynamic, sculptural elements and formed glass surfaces which have become the signature of his work turns an educated eye to his other love – painting. During this exhibit you will find a Grant designed yacht paired with each abstract painting and be able to see the influence that one has on the other. Two Forms, One Vision.
Seattle’s Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Celestial: Comets, Cupids, and Other Heavenly Bodies,” a special exhibition of artist-made jewelry inspired by the stellar outer realms. The opening champagne reception is February 8 from 5-6:30pm at the gallery. The artists will lecture from 4-5pm.
Participating artists include Davide Bigazzi, Jana Brevick, Nancy Mēgan Corwin, Kathleen Faulkner, Peg Fetter, Laurie Hall, Jacquie & Uosis, Emily Johnson, Nadine Kariya, Janis Kerman, Kirk Lang, David LaPlantz, Jane Martin, Carla Pennie McBride, Jennifer Merchant, Marcia Meyers, emiko oye, Linda Kindler Priest, Jayne Redman, Jan Smith, Checha Sokolovic, Liaung-Chung Yen, Cynthia Toops, Sarah Wauzynski, and Wolfgang Vaatz. Image: Sarah Wauzynski, Rings, 2016, brooch, sterling silver
Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, presents featured artists in a show called “Art from the heART” February 7 through March 5. Showing are Lois Haskell “Views From the Easel,” and Ruby Lindner, “"The view through an abstract kaleidoscope". Gallery artists will present a special showing of Valentines Day art with an accompanying holiday table for small gifts of art. Shown: by Lois Haskell.
Karin Anderson, a long time member of the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, is the featured artist for the month of February. Karin will showcase her mixed media paintings and three dimensional assemblage pieces in the front windows. Her colorful, multifaceted award winning art work has been an inspiration to many. Upon her husband’s retirement this spring, the Andersons will leave the Northwest for Santa Fe, NM. Karin says, "While I’m excited about the future, this show reflects where I’ve been and how far I’ve come as an artist here in this place." Members of the Blue Whole Gallery invite everyone in the community to enjoy her last exhibit through February. Meet her at the gallery from 5-8 on February 3. Pictured is Karin in her studio.
Featured for February at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven Historic district of Bellingham, are the collages of Francy Blumhagen: framed art featuring such themes as herons and owls, both colorful and subdued, delightfully rendered in mixed media. Also small tables made by Gary Leake of highly decorative and unusual woods creatively assembled. February being Valentine month, Artwood has a selection of heart boxes, kitchen ware, jewelry, bowls, cards, and other gifts.
“Make Me an Offer” is on view at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, through February 28. FCF has been acquiring an eclectic range of original art, mirrors, prints, posters, and frames, and the storage area is bursting. It is time to “make me an offer I can’t refuse!” All the items they have been “storing” including original works by Rob Vetter, Helen Loggie, and Frank G. Craig. Tons of limited edition and original prints by Rie Munoz, Byron Birdsall, Yvonne Davis, and many more artists both framed and unframed. All are available for viewing.
Friday, February 3 from 6 – 9 pm.
705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative
ACME Creative will have guest Curator, Rita James Creative Manager of the Anacortes Arts Festival, developing an engaging exhibition of artist Rachel Denny’s work. Denny’s work is an exploration of the seductive beauty of our natural world and the imprint that human intervention has made on its flora and fauna.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
The February “Valentine” ArtWalk at Burton Jewelers will feature the last artwalk evening of the current show, Richard Nash, floral and contemporary acrylic paintings and modern steel sculpture. Also, introducing the Burton Love Collection of heart themed jewelry designed and made in house that can be personalized by adding the gemstones of your choice, including the innovative “pair of pear” shaped gems that form a heart. Refreshments will be served!
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts
The Good Stuff Arts Gallery continues to get new art works by our Local Artists – Greg Dugan, Pen & Ink and Pencil Drawings, Randy Emmons, Watercolor; Caroline Garland, Acrylic & Oil; Abi Gomez, Acrylic Abstract; Linde Husk, Acrylic; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylic; Shannon Kirby, Clay; Jesse Link, Whimsical Prints on canvas; Terry Mac Donald, Acrylic, Jill McDougall, Oil & Acrylic Mixed Media; Ron Moore, Wood Sculpture; Ruth Owens, Textiles; Suzanne Powers, Oil; Susan Raymond, Clay Sculpture; Cynthia Richardson, Acrylic; Carla Seaton, Mixed Media; Gail Thein, Bead Jewelry; & Peggy Woods, Watercolor. 7 pm is a FREE Demo by Caroline Garland, Acrylic Artist and Teacher who will also have a 2-day Workshop Feb 17 & 18.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery welcomes Dianna Shyne and a new collection of acrylics. Shyne brings a variety of landscapes, floral and animal pieces. Also showing are acrylics by Jim Walsh from British Columbia, oils by Karen Bakke, Jan Jewell and Sue Evans. We will have a new collection of sculptures, custom tables, glass and jewelry. Image at the left: Horse Power by Dianna Shyne.
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic Inn and Spa presents oils and pastels by Peggy Olson of Mount Vernon. Come see an assortment of representation landscapes inspired by her regional hiking trips.
611 R Ave., The Depot
The Anacortes Arts Commission presents, local Mount Vernon artist, Mary Maue. The show entitled "An Artist’s Perspective," featuring impressionistic oil and pastel paintings of the Northwest, will also continue on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To learn more about Mary visit her website at www.marymaue.com.
Opening First Thursday, February , ArtXchange Gallery , 512 First Avenue S., presents the latest iteration of “Like Mother…,” a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by L. Kelly Lyles. This group exhibition features diverse interpretations of the profound bond between mother and child, exhibiting 20 regional artists working in a broad range of mediums. Shown: Mom by Deborah Fay Lawrence.
This month, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., presents a selection of new work by gallery artists. The exhibition offers a wide scope of media and subject matter, celebrating each artist’s unique engagement with his/her respective discipline.
Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., and Marybeth Rothman are honoring Black History Month. Shown at the left: MRS. BELL
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., presents its 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Maiza Hixson, Chief Curator of the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. Greetings From the Anthropocene features work from thirty-three artists from around the country, exploring sobering themes prevalent in today’s political, social, technological and environmental climates.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, is showing “Home,” a group exhibition features 2D and 3D works incorporating the subject of habitation and depictions of "home", including the works of Larry Calkins, Graham Fracha, Ben Chickadel, Alan Corkery Hahn, Don Fritz, Mike Moran, and Selene Santucci.
Thomas Wood’s “Flowers: Prints and Paintings” are on view at the Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, through February 25. The artist’s reception isFirst Thursday, February 2, 6 – 8 p.m. Wood unveils a body of new floral paintings with a fantastical twist – flowers in landscapes inhabited by unlikely creatures. Birds, fish, elephants, dinosaurs, and human figures emerge from clusters of blooms or linger along the horizon.
Northwest painter Barbara Sternberger’s second solo show with Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., entitled "Holding Place," continues the trajectory she has established through many years of exhibiting in top-notch galleries.
Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington, presents “Points of Light,” artists who have enriched the Pacific Northwest art scene. Featured are: Patricia Baldwin Seggebrusch, Kate Steiger, Sue Robertson, Darlene Gentry Lucas, Whitney Buckingham-Beechie and Pamela Beer
Prographica Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with “Robert Pruitt: Planetary Survey. ”
Important Paintings & Drawings by Northwest Master Morris Graves Showing at Woodside/Braseth Gallery
Often associated with a group of painters from the Pacific Northwest, known as the Northwest School, which included Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan and Mark Tobey, Morris Graves became an overnight sensation in 1942 when his work appeared in a show of new American talent at the Museum of Modern Art. The show is on view at Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, through February 17.
“"Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene: 1930-1950,” is featured during the Edmonds Art Walk and will be on view at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue E., through March 26. The exhibition focuses on Northwest artists and their depictions of scenes of everyday life in the Northwest during the 1930s through the 1950s. Many works reflect the industrial, political and social aspects of the Great Depression and WWII period. Curator, David Martin observes, "Even though Washington State has a strong history of labor activities and progressive social values, very little research has focused on the regional visual arts reflecting these subjects, especially from the turbulent era of the Great Depression."
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th Avenue S., presents “Vibrant Skies,” a new show from Jeff White, on view from January 19 – February 13. White’s landscapes are reminiscent of the Hudson River School of painters.
This month Gallery North, 401 Main Street, features “In With the New”, an exhibit highlighting the work of artists who were juried in as new members of the gallery during the past year. The show features the graphic and symbolic paintings of Laura Ackerman and a wide variety of detailed miniatures and larger impressionistic paintings by Lena Leitzke.
In a reception from 6-8pm January 11, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, introduces works from his own collection in a show called, “Mine.” Gunnar says, “Over the years I have enjoyed purchasing eclectic works for the gallery by various artists for several different reasons, but mostly just because I liked them. With wall space and storage always a challenge, I wanted to bring out some of my framed works that haven’t been offered before or passed up and offer them for sale in this group exhibit.” Shown: Blau Weiss by Willi Kissmer.
Opening tonight from 6-8pm at the Kirkland Arts Center, 621 Market Street in Kirkland, is an exhibition of artists’ collections. In their press release the center says, “Despite big flashy headlines about expensive sales of art and news about billionaire collectors and dealers, collecting art is not just for the very rich. There are a myriad of small collections in private homes, by individuals with different means, who do not collect for the investment but for how it touches their soul, what pleasure the piece brings: for their love of art. Among those smaller collectors are artists, whose collections may be seen as an expression of their aesthetics and of their intellectual exploration.”
“Interscapes,” a collection of bold, colorful abstract expressionist paintings by Gregory S. Walsh is on view at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery., 311 W.Holly Street in Bellingham. The gallery will host an artist reception for him January 6 during the Downtown Bellingham Artwalk. Make sure to stop by the gallery to meet Gregory and to see the works he will be sharing. The show will hang in the gallery through January 30.