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Very special artists showing at Artworks in Edmonds

artworksCurrently showing through September 30 at the Artworks Gallery, located at 201 2nd. Avenue S. in Edmonds, is a very special exhibit featuring the works of artists with disabilities. Some of their pieces will surprise you with their professionalism. Take a look at the show in the gallery or check it out online at   Shown: Sky, Wind, Air by Lupita Cano.

Dan Larsen’s “Solar Exposure” opening September 10 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnarDan Larsen, gallery favorite over the past 12 years, has a show on view from September 10 through October  at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. This  new exhibit takes the viewers to the far reaches of the solar system in "Solar Exposure," as he explores more of the universe. Larsen takes Pollock to another level by letting the paint and its chemical reaction to its counterparts define some of the process. Meet the artist at a reception from 6-8 pm on September 10.

More openings on September 6

galnorthGallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, opens “Infinite Realities” in a reception this afternoon from 1-4pm. Another reception will take place during the Edmonds Art Walk on September 18 from 5-8pm. The exhibit showcases digital art and photography by Anne Harlan Prather.



The Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend,  welcomes newcomer Julie Read with 30 of her quirky, colorful paintings to it’s walls during September. The exhibit is titled First Big Show. "I mostly paint wild animal,." and runs through September 30.



simonOn view through September 29 at the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is a show called “ Late Summer Soliloquy” featuring well-known northwest artist Alfred Currier. Currier  is noted for his  Skagit Valley landscapes as well as a few new ravens (back by popular demand) and even some boat yard plein-air paintings in honor of the Wooden Boat Festival. Also on view is work from Anne Schreivogl, who will also have some of her signature whimsical paintings with motifs of books, bicycles, cats, typewriters, sunflowers . . . essential elements to the joy of life. Additionally, the gallery introduces self-taught Portland wood carver, Stan Peterson. Peterson draws scenes from his regular urban walks or dreams, often using the mythic quality of animals or human-animal hybrids. All three artists will attend the opening during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on September 6 from 6:30-8:30pm. Shown: Bottom Work by Alfred Currier.


Smith & Vallee Gallery,  5741 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is showing  a unique exhibition of new work by local artists Kathleen Faulkner and Peter Belknap.  The show will run from September  6– September 28 with an opening reception Saturday, September 6 from 5-8 p.m. 

Dianne Kornberg show opens Sept. 6 at Prographica

PrographicaNorman Lundin, Director of Prographica Gallery  presents a solo show of work by Dianne Kornberg which opens Saturday September 6 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and continues through October 11. Prographica is located at 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood. Dianne Kornberg’s photography—spanning twenty-five years of work with the most recent pieces completed last month—demonstrates the artist’s formal and expressive range, which is significant. That she has an absolutely first-rate visual mind is clearly evident. Shown: Madonna of Materialism.

Brackenwood’s Annual Print Show opens September 6


First Friday openings around Puget Sound

The following shows would normally open on First Friday as opposed to the previous ones we posted which are opening on Friday instead of First Thursday because of the Seahawks game.


bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, opens from 5-8pm with featured artists of the month, veteran painter Lynne Armstrong and gourd artist Debbie Cain. The award-winning artists capture the glory of nature and the fulfillment of the harvest. Shown at the left: Oil Portrait of  Wolf by Debbie Cain.



childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm with a reception for artists Judith G. Smith and Marianne Partlow. Shown at the right by Marianne Partlow.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is having a special “Artist Donation” exhibit this month, wherein all the artists have agreed to donate 10% of the sales of their works to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The reception is from 6-8pm.



scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes,  presents a new collection of Northwest watercolors and etchings by Elizabeth Ockwell.  Ockwell has used watercolor, pen and pencil to create intricate regional landscapes and seascapes of our area.  She also presents a collection of her etchings.  Also showing are oils by Keith Sorenson and Donna Nevitt Radtke, watercolors and acrylics by Christine Camilleri and pastels by Laurie Potter. The opening reception is from 6-9pm. Shown at the left: Bellingham Channel (detail) by Elizabeth Ockwell.

First Friday openings replace Seattle First Thursday

abmeyerScrap piles are the subject matter of Reilly Jensen’s new body of work showing through September 28 at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue.   “Salvage” is inspired by these objects but morphs between mechanical and organic, reality and imagination. These are not acres of trash but rather mounds of matter moving through a transitional state. As you look more closely, it becomes evident that intertwined among the mechanical "bones" are human and animal remains, hinting at the lives to which these machines were once tied. The opening is on September 5 from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Salvage #4.



artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. in Seattle, has partnered with Ann Snell Gallery (Sydney, Australia) to bring a diverse collection of Australian Aboriginal art to Seattle. “Mythscapes exhibits a range of artists, from established masters who exhibited in Seattle Art Museum’s  “Ancestral Modernto the next generation of emerging Indigenous artists. The internationally-renowned young duo, Sarrita and Tarisse King (daughters of seminimal Aboriginal painter William King), have created five new works especially for the Seattle exhibition, including a unique collaborative painting by the two sisters. The gallery will be open on First Friday through  8pm. Shown: Monica Napaltjarri, Womens Dreaming Sites.


Irene Kubota’s “Finding Our Way,” opens  her first westcoast exhibit at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 Main Street, in a reception from 6-8pm.   Kubota’s naïve figurative style is described by former New York Times art critic John Russell as having the “look of [a] grown-up fairy tale that repays investigation.”




Leonard Baskin’s show, “Fierce Humanist,” opens at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, in a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition includes the full range of the artist’s work, from intimate wood engravings, textural etchings, and haunting paintings to monumental woodcuts and freestanding bronzes. Pieces from this exhibition have also been featured in major museum collections, such as MoMA and the Vatican. Also showing are selected works on paper by Sam Francis, drawings by Ben Moreau, and recent stone lithographs by Fumiko Suzuki. Shown at the right: Man of Peace by Leonard Baskin.



The World is Flat,” a group photography exhibition, opens at the Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, from 5-9pm. The show features  candid lifestyle photography, street photography, and adventure photography inspired by DIY, zine culture and life lived to the fullest.



fosterFoster/White Gallery,  220 Third Avenue, celebrates the release of Chateau Ste Michelle’s Artist Series Meritage honoring Bratsa Bonifacho. The 2011 Artist Series will be released September 6, following the much anticipated Friday opening, September 5, 6-8 pm. Bratsa Bonifacho will be in attendance at both the gallery opening and the wine release. The inspiration for Bratsa Bonifacho’s recent series of paintings is classical music. 



fredhFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-9pm with “’MUCHA TO MIRO: 100 YEARS OF MODERNISM." The show comprises one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of original drawings, etchings, and lithographs by the historic Modern Masters of the mid-19th thru mid-20th Centuries presented in the Pacific Northwest. Artists featured include: Jane Atche * Mary Cassatt * Leonetto Capiello * Marc Chagall * Jules Cheret *Salvador Dali * Edgar Degas * Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec * Edouard Manet * Alphonse Mucha * Joan Miro * Pablo Picasso * Pierre Renoir * Theophile Steinlen *James Jacques Joseph Tissot * James McNeil Whistler. Shown at the right: Joan Miro (1893-1983) Le Puisatier.



Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Ave. S., opens on Friday with “Epistrophy Nudes” by David Beckley. Beckley uses long exposures to slowly build photographic images by playing with light and movement.



A solo show featuring David Ivan Clark opens from –8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. Clark is inspired by the "vast, silent plains" of western Canada where he was born and raised. In fine layers of oil, he paints fields of gradated hues on the textured surfaces of wood or stainless steel.




“SuttonBeresCuller’s You knew it was wrong… but you did it anyway” opens at Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., in a reception from 6-8pm.  SuttonBeresCuller work Midas-like to transform everyday objects and experience with a trademark joie de vivre not unlike that of Duchamp.



On view through September 30 at Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S. , the September exhibition of Rein de Lege’s work will focus on his larger scale works on linen. Best known for his large and small expressionist faces, the Dutch-born artist has a natural curiosity about his pursuit that drives him to enlist several mediums including experimenting with digital platforms.



In lisaSeptember Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  presents “Small Pleasures,”  an exhibition of vibrant monotypes and acrylic paintings by Kim Osgood. Osgood’s work reveals the beauty of the changing seasons’ flora and fauna. A reception for the Portland, Oregon-based artist will be held Friday, September 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Her work has been exhibited regularly in the Pacific Northwest since 1985. Major collections include the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, University of Washington Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Swedish Hospital and the Bill and Melinda Gates collection. Shown at the left: Favorite Shirt.



Osprey Letterpress , 108 NW Canal Street, opens In The Land of Plenty,” an exhibition of drawings and comics by Scott Travis. The opening reception will be held on Friday September 5th, from 6 – 9 p.m. Travis is a Seattle based visual artist who explores the relationship between humankind and the natural world through mythological themes.



Pottery Northwest  presents "SHADOWLAND" a solo exhibition of recent ceramics by Andy Nasisse. The show will run from September 5 through September 25 in the Gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North




On view at the Punch Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl, through September 27 is “Avatars and Shapeshifters,” by Justin Gibbens. Lifting the conventions of classic zoological illustration,  Gibbens paints curious images of a forgotten natural history. In his latest installment of watercolor illustrations, Gibbens looks to the East. The show opens in a reception from 5-8pm.




stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with an exhibit titled Look Closer“ featuring works by  Nikki McClure, Thomas Stream and Courtney Lipson. The three artists are  all inspired by the landscape, wildlife and natural rhythms that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Though they use varying media and focus on different aspects of nature, each is clearly deeply connected to this Northwest place. Shown at the right: Yellow-Headed Blackbird by Thomas Stream.




traverOpening from 5-8pm at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, is John Kiley’s “Evenfall” and Hiroshi Yamano’s “Scene of Japan.”  Considered one of the world’s most accomplished glass artists, Kiley’s newest body of work is a study of pure form–an investigation of both the subtleties and the complexities of line, color, curve and shadow. Yamano is known for his technically accomplished works in blown and sculpted glass. In this exhibition, Yamano introduces a new series of sculptural still-lifes that represent scenes from the natural Japanese landscape. Shown at the left: Curving Sound Overlap by John Kiley.

The Magician comes to Seattle at Paper Hammer Gallery

paperhammerMarquand Books and Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue,  are showing of “The Magician,” an epic graphic novel/book art object created by Chris Byrne, co-designed by Scott Newton, and produced by Marquand Books and Paper Hammer Studios. Join the gang  for an opening reception with the artist in the Paper Hammer Gallery on September 4, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. “The Magician comes to Seattle for the first time after showings at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, England, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, The Reading Room in Dallas, and Fundacion Pasaje 865 in Buenos Aires.

Sherri Bails at Women Painters of Washington

womensherriWatercolorist Sherri Bails will showcase at the Women Painters of Washington Solo Gallery located on the 6th floor of downtown Macy’s (1601 Third Avenue, Seattle / Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm Sun 11am – 7pm) from September 4-October 30.  Free and open to the public. Shown: On Golden Pond.

Michael Flaherty’s ukuleles at Artwood in September

artwoodEach month Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham,   features a particular artist or category of woodwork, and also participates in Old Fairhaven events. During September, Michael Flaherty’s ukuleles will take center stage. On two Saturdays, Sept.6 and 13 from 2 until 4 p.m., Michael will be present in the gallery to demonstrate the processes and tools in the construction of his instruments, of which many will be on view. In addition, Artwood’s walls will display the acrylic paintings of Nancy Canyon, a Fairhaven artist.

Video game art show at Ltd. Art Gallery

ltd“Press Start III:Turbo Edition,” third annual video game art show, opens August 29 in a reception from 7-11pm at Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike Street. On view through October 5, the exhibit showcases over 40 artists whose works started as simple video game graphics and fun, but evolved over the decades to become artwork in their own right. Shown: 4Murder of Crows by Kevin Jay Stanton.

Australian Aboriginal Art showing at ArtXchange Gallery

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. in Seattle, has partnered with Ann Snell Gallery (Sydney, Australia) to bring a diverse collection of Australian Aboriginal art to Seattle. “Mythscapes exhibits a range of artists, from established masters who exhibited in Seattle Art Museum’s  “Ancestral Modern to the next generation of emerging Indigenous artists. The internationally-renowned young duo, Sarrita and Tarisse King (daughters of seminimal Aboriginal painter William King), have created five new works especially for the Seattle exhibition, including a unique collaborative painting by the two sisters. The opening reception is August 28 from 5-8pm. Shown: Monica Napaltjarri, Womens Dreaming Sites.

Edmonds Art Walk shows tonight from 5-8pm

Cole Gallery, located at 107 5th. Avenue S., is participating in the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm with a reception for Kate Steiger’s “Beautiful Ruins.” Inspired by her travels to the ancient city of Pompeii and the archaeological treasures of Crete and Indochina, Steiger creates an intricate painterly surface that illuminates the designs of a weathered fresco, the patterns of a mosaic wall, the contours of a Grecian vase, and the foliage of forgotten gardens. The show is up through September 21.



galnorth“Beauty of the Northwest,” studio and plein air works, opens during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm at Gallery North, 401 Main Street. The gallery has been preparing for the annual celebration for several months. Now the display is up and the beauty of our region graces the front room of the gallery with images from downtown Seattle to Mount Rainier.

Woodblock prints on view at Northwest Woodworkers

nwwgNorthwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, is currently  showcasing the wood block art prints of Friday Harbor artist Dona Reed. Her images are recognizable from the gourd vessels and lamps she has on display throughout the year in the gallery. 

Christopher Mathie & Chuck Gumpert have one path and two visions at Howard/Mandville Gallery

howardOpening today at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland,  in a reception from 5-7 pm, is “One Path – Two Visions.” Inspired by Abstract Expressionism and Modernism, noted West Coast artists Christopher Mathie and Chuck Gumpert have painted together for the past eleven years.  By combining their vision they have developed an evocative style of abstraction that could best be described as organic.  With a strong focus on energetic movement, intense emotion, and suggestive shapes, they separately explore the figure, landscape, and pure abstraction. The show continues through September 7.