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One of the hallmarks of the impressionist artists was their use of images from everyday life, about all classes of people. This was new at the time, and it gave other artists inspiration to do the same thing. The new series currently showing of 1876 and 1880 illustrations from the Art Journal is a good example of this. The 1880 stipple engraving you see here is “Gamesters,” an image of two ordinary young boys playing cards. This, and many more illustrations from the period, may be seen at the Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th Avenue NE in Seattle.
Join artists in a visual dialogue with the community that questions, examines, celebrates, criticizes, and queries the right to bear arms in a show opening at the Bherd Gallery, 312 N. 85th. Street in Seattle, on June 14 from 6-9pm. This exhibit will include artists who are gun collectors and artists who are anti-firearm activists and those who hold opinions that range between the two extremes. Featured artists include: Rodrigo Valenzuela, Greg Lundgren, Kate Protage, Adream de Valdivia, Frank Germano, Rick Klu, Tatiana Kalderash, Crystal Barbre, Stanley Porkoski, Sam Wood, Dan Voelker and Miguel Edwards. Shown: Adream de Valdivia, Fathers Funerary Mantle.
“Flora Plastica,” last shown at the Tacoma Art Museum, has been reinvented and has reappeared at this year’s “Art of the Garden” on view through August 1 at Schack Art Center in Everett at 2921 Hoyt Avenue. Also included are four new sculptures, Burst. Cascade, Encircle & Ripple. Shown: Flora Plastica by Barbara De Pirro.
“Roads Leading Home,” an exhibit of new landscape paintings by Chinese artist Liang Wei, opens in a reception tonight from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Now living back in China, he was an artist in residence in Shenzhen and exhibited throughout the country including Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Highly educated and well respected in his career as a painter there, his works respond to the influences of the Western World and American painters. His paintings are in demand in China and in the USA.
“The Landscape: Evoked” featuring works by Marsha Burns, Kimberly Clark, Tamblyn Gawley, Jim Holl, Dale Lindman, and Robert Perlman opens June 8 from 2-4pm at Prographica/fine works on paper, 3419 E. Denny Way in Seattle. On view through July 13, the show is the second of two back-to-back exhibitions in which landscape is the central concern. The artists are working at the non-objective end of the continuum, and since specific references to subject matter are absent, they must rely on other formal cues to create an illusion of space that will be “convincing.” Also, the gallery is hosting a reading of poetry by Carlos Lara and John Duvernoy on Wednesday evening June 12 at 7:00 pm. Shown: Robert Perlman, Number 6.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, kicks off the 2013 Juried Artist Series with “On the Edge” featuring work from Andy Siebert, Ann Marie Cooper, Chris Shreve, Doug Forrest and Taj Williams. The opening reception will be held during the Downtown Art Walk, Friday, June 7 from 6-9pm. On The Edge will be an exhibit of bold, loud colors and patterns in a variety of media all working together in a harmonious display of works that push the envelope. Painting, drawing, and clay are all tools for the expression of the artists. The show runs through June 29.
The Anacortes Arts Commission opens “Feathered Friends,” a group show featuring Craig Weakley, Mark Maulden, Marius HibbardGwen Berthiez, Trish Vishnevetsky, Shelley Johnson, Vince Streano, and Dick Smith at The Depot, 611 R. Avenue in Anacortes.
Anchor Art Space, 219 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm with “The Harmony of Silence,” featuring the works of Alma Chaney, Aaron Haba, Trish Maharam, and Timea Tihanyi.
Gasworks Gallery, 3815 4th. Avenue NE in Seattle, celebrates summer with their annual beginning-of-summer gallery party and studio opening from 8pm until ? All three floors with their artists will be open.
Steeb Russell, a local self-taught ‘Paintoonist’ who works with acrylic paint on found wood, opens in a reception from 6-9pm at the Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly Street in Bellingham.
Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street in Kirkland, presents their annual artists’ show in the KAC Gallery featuring work from 40 pieces by 40 different artists in a variety of media. This year’s exhibition was juried by Linda Hodges, owner of the Linda Hodges Gallery in Pioneer Square. The opening reception is from 6-8pm. Shown: Into the Sky, Mary Dee Mateo.
Ornamental Arts Gallery 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will feature woodworker John Luke. John uses a variety of specialty woods to create boxes and tables. His box designs are varied and unique using a variety of specialty woods. Live music at the opening reception from 4-7pm will be Michael Gotz, jazz guitar and foot pedal bass. Visit their website for more details at OrnamentalArtsGallery.com.
“Contemporary Realism,” featuring paintings by Richard Hall and Eileen Sorg, opens at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow, during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm. Sorg is a Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society, Society of Animal Artists, and Women Painters of Washington. Shown: Eileen F. Sorg, Splitting Hares.
Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, presents a collection of etchings, monotypes and giclee prints from the vaults of Island International on Guemes Island. Island International represents regional artists and brokers their work throughout galleries across the United States. Some of the artists included are Christa Malay, Anne Belov, Elizabeth Ockwell, Tony Turpin, Beki Killoran, Joanne Kollman, Mamie Joy Rayburn and many more. The opening reception is from 6-9 pm, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Summer Artwalk.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens for the Bainbridge Island Art Walk from 6-8pm with entertainment by Bainbridge Island’s The BBC Jazz Trio. The exhibit, “Solstice Faire,” on view through June 30, features the subject of long light and short shadows interpreted by several of the gallery’s artists in a variety of mediums. Shown: Anna Whitmore, golden rutilated quartz, 14k gold & oxidized sterling silver.
The pop-up A Gallery on Occidental Park, 117 South Main Street, opens at 6pm with Ian, Theo, Johnny, an exhibition of selected works by Ryan Weatherly.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens “William Morris: Archives Works|1985-2007” in a reception from 5-8pm. On view through July 28, the exhibit features over 20 archived sculptures that may have appeared in museum exhibitions or literature about William Morris, but are being released onto the market for the first time. Morris’ work can be found in many museum collections, including Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Smithsonian National Museum of American Art (Washington DC) and Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris). Shown: Artifact Still Life.
“Sensing Color” by Marcio Díaz, opens at the ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. from 5-8pm and is on view through July 27. The paintings reveal the different qualities of light and weather that captivated Diaz after his move to the Pacific Northwest from Nicaragua. “His painting method is a bright-hued variation on the pointillism of Seurat, building an image from vibrant circles of color,” wrote Michael Upchurch in the Seattle Times. “The tensions between shimmer and almost-solid objects are exquisite.” Shown: Beautiful Trail.
Bryan Ohno Gallery opens its NEW Seattle, International District space for contemporary art located at 521 S. Main Street, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Showing is “METAPHORS OF A LANDSCAPE ,” featuring the intertwining nature of art and science by artist Adrianne Smits. Yale-graduate artist Adrianne Smits, who just returned from a scientific research in Phnom Penh will introduce her paintings at Bryan Ohno’s new gallery space. At the artist talk on June 8, she will share her intersection between science and art.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Avenue South, opens from 6-8pm with the work of San Francisco photographer Carol Charney who creates contemplative compositions, pushing the boundaries between photography and painting. Using water and ice to create texture and brushstrokes, Charney captures points of transition, where interior meets the outside world. Also on view is a selection of mixed media paintings by Eric Zener. Exhibitions of his work have been held nationally and internationally for over 20 years, including exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Palm Springs Art Museum and the Alfabia Museum in Sutmoto, Japan. Shown: Interior Landscape by Carol Charney.
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue s. opens for First Thursday from 6-8pm with new works by Sally Ketcham and “Windows” by Ray Schutte.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., is showing their fourth one-person exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Seattle artist, Sherry Markovitz on view through June 29. Her work is in the permanent collections of The American Craft Museum, New York; The Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Dow Jones Collection, New York; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Henry Art Gallery; Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum. Also showing is the ninth one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Mark Calderon. The exhibition will include sculpture made from different materials ranging from cast bronze to repair tape for book spines. Both artists will give talks about their work on Saturday, June 8 at noon.
Juan Alonso Studio, 214 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with a special reception for a Red Cross Disaster Relief exhibition of Alonso’s art work. 50% of all proceeds will go to the Red Cross for tornado victims. He will also accept donations on line through his website.
Running through June 28 at the Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, is Seattle artist Libby L. Gerber who will showcase work from her series “The Topography of Cracks.” Gerber explores the intersections between urban life, the environment, and society. Gerber exhibits her work in both traditional and unconventional public spaces as well as formal galleries. She has shown work at the Center on Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, LAUNCH, The Audubon Center at Debs Park, The Milagro Allegro Community Garden, Gallery 825, Santa Ana College, The City of Brea Municipal Gallery, and the Angel’s Gate Cultural Center. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, presents “ Beyond and Back,” an exhibition of new work by Seattle painter Linda Jo Nazarenus. Inspired by travels in Sweden and the American Southwest, Nazarenus’ oil paintings communicate reverence for nature in a realist style. The artist will attend the opening reception First Thursday, June 6, from 6-8pm. Nazarenus majored in art history and Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington. She has been exhibiting with Lisa Harris Gallery since 2005. Shown: They, Them.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, brings explosive color and experimental mixed media to the gallery to usher in Spring. Tactile explorations in glass, metal and paint by Bill Baber join forces with Stacie Chappell’s acrylics on canvas to bring light and warmth. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.
Peter Scherrer’s solo show,”EVERYTHING RIGHT AND ANYWHERE NOW,” is on view in the Platform Gallery space, 114 Third Avenue S., in the Tashiro Kaplan Building,with a reception for the artist on June 6 from 6-8pm. Peter Scherrer’s latest work builds upon the dense and damp territories of his 2011 show and expands the frenetic energy found in his unyielding landscapes. Working in both watercolor on paper and oil on canvas, this collection of new paintings creates views into fantastic worlds where night owls melt into trees while snakes hide in the branches. In a spirit of camaraderie and mutual support, Platform has generously loaned the use of their space for this show to SEASON.
Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, is showing “Urban Legend,” Justin Lee Martin’s videos, vocal scores and psycho-geographic drawings based on his explorations of urban wandering. Martin questions how we experience constructed space through individual or collective memory. On view through June 29, the show opens from 5-8pm.
Personal experiences, cultural engagement and transformation stories animate Rick Bartow’s wood sculpture, monotypes and paintings on view through June 29 at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. “Origin of Song” presents over twenty brand new works on panel and paper, as well as recent sculpture and paintings. Bartow has shown work in museum and gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of over 20 museums, and he is the recipient of multiple awards and residencies. The reception for his show is from 6-8pm. Shown: Man and Owl Conversation.
Opening from 5-8pm at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, is “Australian Glass Now,” an exhibition of glass sculpture by twelve contemporary artists who have made significant contributions to the Australian Studio Glass Movement, and the ongoing creative exchange between Australia and the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition coincides with the Museum of Glass’ exhibition Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest and summer programming at Pilchuck Glass School.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, opens a “CONTEMPORARY QUILT AND TEXTILE SHOW” with a special reception during the Langley Art Walk on June1 from 5-7pm. . Featured are fiber artists: Carys Ann Hamer, Cynthia Husted and Cheryl Kamera and quilt artists: Carol Jerome, Elizabeth Ford Ortiz, Janet Steadman, and Gale Whitney. The show runs through June 24.
The Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor, is hosting Catherine foster’s “Peace Prevails Project.” There will be live demos by the artist starting at 1pm on June 1. She’ll demonstrate how she makes the copper embossed pieces, followed by live music featuring Alejandro Fleites and refreshments. Shown: the 6’ tall Gloria the Maiden of Peace.
Pottery Northwest is showing "Prospecting," a solo exhibition of work by Dane Youngren through June 28 in the gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 6- 8 pm. Youngren has been an artist in residence at the gallery since 2011. His art engages with the everyday structures of the built environment serving transportation, industrial, and other functional purposes.
Returning to the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is Portland sculptor, Christopher Wagner, who will show along with the Port Townsend debut of Skagit Valley painter, Todd Horton. Often inspired by dreams, both artists imbue their work with naturalistic qualities. Exhibit runs Thursday, May 30 through Monday, July 1. The top image is titled Outstretched Crow by Christopher Wagner. The bottom image is Songs of the Sky by Todd Horton.
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, located in the art building on the University of Washington campus, celebrates the graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the 3D4M ceramics | glass | sculpture program. The show opens tonight from 4-7pm. and is on view through June 7.
Opening May 25 in Tieton is “Textiles Tieton 2013.” This year’s theme: Salsa!, presents quilt artists from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association of Washington who will debut their juried show full of spicy textiles and art objects inspired by dance, music, and joie de vivre. On view through July 14 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery at 613 Elm St in Tieton, WA.
“Lucid,” a gallery Installation by Barbara De Pirro, is on view at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles through June 30. De Pirro’s atmospheric installation creates interplay between light and shadow: ever changing patterns with the shifting of light, swaying gently with the delicate flow of air. De Pirro’s work is widely shown in museums and galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The University of Washington’s School of Art 2013 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design annual exhibition is on view through June 23 at The Henry Art Gallery on the western edge of the University of Washington Campus at 15th Ave NE & 41st St. in Seattle. Pieces in the exhibition are selected with curatorial assistance by Jim Rittimann, Henry Art Gallery head preparator and exhibition designer.
Broadway Market Gallery, 401 Broadway East in Seattle, is showing the work of Jessica Jorgensen through June 23.
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th #212 in Seattle, showcases Extasia’s jewelry in a trunk show on view through June 3.
Stunningly Strange Gallery, 407 Main Street in Edmonds, recently opened a circus-inspired innstallment in her on-going “Family Strange” series. Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market. Shown: Clown.
Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue in Seattle, is currently showing “AXIS INDEX: Installation by Damien Gilley” through August 9. The exhibit is an immersive installation combining sculpture and drawing intended to transform the architecture of the gallery through physical and visual methods. Gilley’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at such venues as Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands); EastWestProject (Berlin, DE), Arthouse (Austin, TX), Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX) and numerous locations in Portland, OR, including the Portland 2010 Biennial.
The fine prints available at Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is, in many ways, a walk through history. This month they are featuring prints honoring fallen heroes . Did you know that Memorial Day was called Decoration Day until after the Civil War? Shown is Manassas, a mezzotint by Chris Nowicki, an abstract commemoration of the place where the first and second Battles of Bull Run were fought. Despite both these Confederate victories, Manassas was in Union hands for most of the war.