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Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven is Bellingham’s go-to location for wood furnishings designed and built by local artists. In June, Artwood will feature the paintings of Brenda Lowery; and the woodwork of Joel Grinstead. For many years, Artwood has offered Joel’s carefully-made wood rings, earrings, bracelets, ornaments, kaleidoscopes, and many more gift items, as well as small tables. He will be in Artwood for the Solstice Walk on June 16th, from 5-8 p.m. Shown at the left by Joel Grinstead.
Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue,, is featuring a selection of rare sculpture by major Northwest artists covering the decades of 1920’s-1960’s in an exhibition titled “Northwest Sculpture: Five Decades of Form and Innovation.” Artists working in wood, plaster, marble and bronze include Everett DuPen, John Carl Ely, Marvin Herard, James FitzGerald, Phillip Levine, Ebba Rapp, and George Tsutakawa.
Currently showing at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., is work by Mike Wise who brings a new collection of art embodying the essence of the rugged and wild landscape, the elegance of nature and the profound beauty of our American farmlands. Also showing is Kyle Paliotto’s impressionist landscapes and animal paintings which bring an intimate perspective into farm life and the beauty of rural settings all around us. Champagne toast and light dessert bites along with live Gypsy Jazz from the Toka Ensemble and the reception on Art Walk night.
The June exhibit at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, is "It’s in the Details!” featuring Anacortes painter Sue Swapp and Yakima potter Bernadette Crider. Swapp is highly skilled in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor and bases her choice of medium on her subject. Her work features Northwest landscapes and often offers the viewer a moment’s glimpse into the life of an animal. Crider creates her celadon and plum-red ceramic pieces by hand-carving details into the leather-hard clay before it is fired.
Zinc Art + Object Gallery, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens “Pieces of Stories” and
a second look at works by Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring prints and paintings of birds and bugs from around the world on the homepage this month. Included is a collection of contemporary and antique pieces, like this hand colored engraving "Moth" from the "Natural History of British Insects" from 1802.
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, presents an exhibition of new work from June 14 – July 3 by Seattle artist Kirk Lang. Inspired by the shapes, materials, and textures of outer space and extraterrestrial travel, Lang’s jewelry art incorporates titanium, niobium, and meteorite. A Seattle-based goldsmith, sculptor, and educator, Lang holds an MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design, and Penland. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings, and Metalsmith Magazine. Most recently, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant, and a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Recurring themes in his work include time, space, and mythology, both in the form of interactive wearable and sculptural objects. Image: Collimation 1, brooch, titanium, diamond and meteorite.
The June feature artists’ show at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland opens from 5-8pm tonight for the Kirkland Art Walk. The artists on view are:
Lena Leitzke presents “Roads Around the World” incoporating views with her impressionistic landscapes that reflect exotic differences and similarities in the countries she has visited.
Dakota Dean presents “A Delicate Force, Street Art on Canvas” depicting those powerful moments of peace and serenity yet simultaneously powerful in energy.
Also showing is CJ Peltz, a figurative sculptor residing and working in the Pacific Northwest
Watercolors by Beverly Fotheringham and Julie Creighton are on view through July 9 at Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia.
“Pacific Northwest Parables,” recent oil paintings by married painters Anelecia Hannah Brooks & Charles Philip Brooks debuts in a new selection of works at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. Together, the artists’ paintings reverberate with quiet. Each piece reflects the ethereal atmosphere specific to our Pacific Northwest. Anelecia’s paintings focus on single, everyday items and the associations they evoke. Charles paints the sky, sea and land with an awareness of the passing of time and of the transcendental force of the natural world.Reception for the artists on Friday, June 9 from 4 -7 pm. Join Anelecia & Charles for an informal walk/talk as they share insights about their work on Saturday,June 10th from 11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown: An Hour Rapidly Vanishing by Charles Phillip Brooks.
Dendroica Gallery, 1718A East Olive Way, presents "Abstract Impressions" – new work by Jeff Mihalyo. Known for his mastery of multiple mediums and styles, Mihalyo’s current exhibit is a series of abstract paintings offering formalist compositions that use depth and focus to convey subjects in dimensional space without representationalism. An opening reception will be held on Thursday June from 5-9pm at the gallery as a part of the second Thursday Capitol Hill Art Walk.
“American Grandeur | New Works by Lisa Gilley “ opens June 8 in a reception from 5:30-8:30pm at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue in Seattle. Gilley says of her show, “What has started as a passion project for me has become a mission: to show you that National Parks and public lands, OUR lands, are one of the reasons America is truly Grand. “ Shown: Chinook Pass, Rainier National Park, oil on panel, 37" x 37"
Join Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery for an artist reception June 2 during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, 6pm – 9pm. Local artists, Lorna Libert and Lynn Young explore the world under the waves with their newest creations. Lynn transforms gourds with carving, and color into a work of wonder while Lorna explores watery whimsy. This show will hang in the gallery through July 15. The gallery is located at 311 W Holly St, Bellingham in the heart of the Old Town District. Shown by Lorna Libert.
Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim celebrates its 20th anniversary on June 2 in a reception from 5-8pm with it’s new show, “20/20 – a Vision of Excellence” Enjoy the group show in the front windows curated by Nancy Lawrence, Greg Felando, and Bridget Baker. The new exhibit, including premier pieces, will be on throughout the month of June. Everyone in the community is invited to this free celebration with many surprises. Shown: work by Liz Harper
Scott Milo Gallery, 604 Commercial in Anacortes, presents their second Annual “Little Gems” show featuring a juried exhibit of 70 small works of art in a variety of mediums. Member artists throughout the state of Washington are showcased with many genre and the awards were given by Lois Griffel, director of Cape Cod School of Arts. Also, come see new glass, jewelry, tables and an outstanding selection of new sculptures.Reception with the Artists is Friday, June 2, 6-9pm. Image: “A Glimmer on the Marsh”, 11 x 14 by Alejandra Gos
“Architecture and Abstracts” a photo exhibit by Photo Exhibit by Patricia Smith opens at Cloud City Coffee, 8801 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, on June 1 and continues through the month. Meet the photographer at the exhibit Opening, Thursday, June 1, 4-6 pm, or Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 4-6 pm or by appointment. www.patriciasmithphotography.com
ArtXchange 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.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S, welcomes back printmakers, old and new, to their second Japanese printmaking invitational. This exhibition features prints from over thirty emerging and established artists who are living and working in Japan. The reception is from 6-8pm, and the exhibition is on view through July 1. Image to the right.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., presents photographs by Joshua Jensen-Nagle. Best known for dreamy beaches and romantic European vistas, Jensen-Nagle’s scenes of faraway places speak to the viewer’s own sense of idyllic nostalgia. The reception is from 6-8pm.
Opening fro 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, is Bill Baber’s “Moments of Attention.” Baber creates vibrant paintings and mixed media sculptures utilizing bronze, copper, glass, and marble.
Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1901 First Avenue, present an exhibition featuring David W. Simpson and Kathryn Altus, two Seattle-based artists who interpret the landscape and legacy of the West. On view through July 1, the show opens from 6-8pm’’.
Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Gaylen Hansen’s new paintings and select work from the past. Represented by Hodges since 1988, Hansen’s paintings are in numerous public and private collections in the United States, and he has received several prestigious awards, including the Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists in 2001. From 1985 to 1987, an exhibition and accompanying book, “Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1975-85,” traveled to Washington State University, Seattle Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
New paintings by Kathy Liao will be on view on First Thursday from 6-8pm in her continuing solo show, “Lingering Presence,” at PROGRAPHICA/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S. The artist says “ With each painting, I am constantly re-establishing my relationship with the subject matter, being especially conscious of my physical and emotional distance." Shown at the left: Kathy Liao, Scrolling Up and Down.
“Masters of Disguise III: Group Mask Exhibition” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. The exhibition continues to explore the tradition and innovation of mask-making on the Northwest Coast. Contemporary sculptors, painters and jewelers will bring their perspectives to bear on the act of hiding, disguising, transforming and storytelling, resulting in a collection of masks that tell us about our history, our present, and our future. Shown at the right: Stan Hunt (Kwagiulth) Cannibal Raven Mask.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “body” by Doug Jeck. In this exhibition, Jeck features twelve strikingly austere unglazed terracotta busts, each one paired with a soundtrack of a humming human voice. With these heads he portrays the notion and phenomenon of body as a collective entity, i.e. body politic, body of evidence, body of knowledge, body of Christ, parent body, corporate body, student body, clay body, etc. His work is found in numerous private and public collections including: The Johnson Wax Collection, The Los Angeles County Museum, The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of American Art, The Mint Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Seattle Art Museum, The Gardiner Museum of Art, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.
Lydia Bassis writes love letters of abstraction "To The Ocean" in her show of new work, opening at ZINC contemporary June 1 in a reception from 5-8pm at Zinc Contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S.
Artwood 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.
The 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.