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Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is showing, “Random Acts of Art,” a show featuring the work of Tom Anderson, through February 28. The well-known artist exhibits regularly, and his work can be found in over 900 public and private collections including the Oregon Arts Commission, the Washington Arts Commission, Delta Airlines, the City of Olympia, Hewlett Packard, US Bank, Providence St. Peter Hospital as well as several important private collections.
Gabriel Marquez is an emerging Seattle artist who is not afraid of large-scale painting. His show, “Big Giant Paintings,” perfectly illustrates his love for the large and opens at Mainframe, 5628 Airport Way South #110, on January 10 in a reception from 6-9pm. The show continues through February 7. Mainframe participates in the Georgetown Art Attack.
Because of the conflict with the New Year holiday, the traditional First Thursday openings in Pioneer Square were postponed last week and are today instead. Following are a few exhibits you should see:
Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm to introduce “Northwest Wildlife.” The works in the show are by Travis Pond, a Portland artist who specializes in steel sculpture. The show closes February 28.
“Prints of Industry,” on view through February 16, opens in a reception at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., from 6-8pm. The show reflects the glorification of the industrial engine, which powered industrial economies for decades. Also showing are “Contemporary Prints from Thailand.” Shown at the right: James E. Allen (American, 1894 – 1964) Teeming Ingots. Etching, 1935. Signed in pencil. Edition 100. Commissioned by the Society of American Etchers. 11-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens at 6pm with a reception for popular Northwest artist James Martin. In this show, on view through January 31, the artist’s imagination depicts notable characters will commenting on current events.
Works by Fred Holcomb and G. Lewis Clevenger are showing at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., through January 31. The reception is from 6-8pm. Holcomb mines the fertile ground of land and seascape painting, while Clevenger’s work features a series of mixed media works on paper, combining doodles and drawing of everyday studio objects, which inspired this new material.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Rear View,” on view through January 31. The exhibit examines artists’ evolving practices by pairing early works with recent pieces. Over thirty artworks spotlight shifts of mediums, techniques and subjects of these established artists. Featured artists include Kathryn Altus, Joel Brock, Terry Furchgott, Richard Hutter, Victoria Johnson, Ed Kamuda, Sherry Karver, Richard Morhous, Linda Jo Nazarenus, Emily Wood, Thomas Wood, and Dion Zwirner. Shown at the left: Richard Morhous, Pasadena Rose, 1983, oil on paper, 29.5" x 40."
On view through January 31 at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., is “Absolute Zero,” featuring work by Dylan Neuwirth
Opening on December 13 and continuing through January 3 at the Mainframe Gallery, 5628 Airport Way South #110, is “The Gang’s All Here,” a show featuring contemporary artists from LA, Portland, Seattle and the East Coast. A reception for the artists is from 6-9pm
“Habitat,” a group show by The Women Painters of Washington (WPW), is on view through February 28 at the WPW Gallery in the Columbia Center Building. Pieces from twenty WPW members express their individual heart’s dwelling space unlocking how we can find our own natural environment within. (701 5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle – 206.642.0543 – womenpainters.com) Shown: Palouse by Irene Yesley.
Dr. Seuss “Secret Art Collection on view during the holidays at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue
On view at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is “The Art of Dr. Seuss.” Meet Dr. Seuss art expert, Jeffrey Schuffman, at the gallery for a special reception December 10 from 6-8pm. For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and sculpture which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate. A selection of these special artworks will be available at the gallery through January 3.
The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is one of the few galleries in the United States authorized to represent The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Gallery owner, Gunnar Nordstrom says: “We are proud to provide our community with a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most significant American icons of our time.”
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. in the Wallingford Center in Seattle, invited the public to a Holiday Open House on December 6 from 2-8pm. Kathleen Koch, owner, says, “Join us for festivities, Santa and music at Crackerjack, Focus on Seattle and throughout Wallingford Center.” Also present are many of the local artists featured in the gallery.
Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial in Anacortes, presents recent work by Julia Oldham.
To welcome holiday season, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents their Annual Holiday Group Show in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 5, and the Gift Gallery in the center of the gallery. Both exhibits will be on till December 29.
Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, presents a new selection of brilliantly colored acrylics by Jennifer Bowman. You will find floral, landscape and nautical pieces. Also showing are acrylics by Cynthia Richardson, oils and pastels by Amanda Houston, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings and photography by Lewis Jones, Dick Garvey and Randy Dana. The opening reception is from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art Walk. Shown at the right: Forest Grove by Jennifer Bowman.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with their 9th Annual Wearable Art Show featuring northwest and international artists. Music by Peter Spencer and Friends will entertain during the opening. Shown at the left: Begona Renetero, Sous-Bois Necklace and Earrings.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 2nd Avenue, opens on First Thursday from 5-8pm with “Spectrum,” featuring works by Jeff Fontaine on view through January 3. Inspired by the beauty that comes as things ag, his paintings on steel are inspired by crumbling signage, weathered box cars and deteriorating industrial sites. In order to capture this phenomenon, Fontaine induces a rapid aging process in his studio by applying water, acid and fire to his surfaces prior to any color. Shown: Untitled.
Opening First Thursday from 5-8pm at ArtXchange Gallery , “Against the Grain” features three local artists working with wood, concurrent with their inclusion in Bellevue Arts Museum’s biennial exhibition, “Knock on Wood.” Humaira Abid, Elaine Hanowell, and June Sekiguchi present new work and past works never before exhibited in Seattle, showcasing the scope of their development and techniques. Including carved wood, installation, painting, and scroll-cut sculpture, “Against the Grain” provides a deeper glimpse of three unique female sculptors. Shown: Elaine Hanowell, Hooded Crow.
“Rhythm of Colors,” a group exhibition of the selected gallery artist works to welcome the holidays, opens at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, from 6-8pm.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “My Hills – New Pastels on Paper,” work by Leslie Williams Cain. Also showing this month is “Holiday Small Works,” a special rotating exhibit featuring small works on paper, which runs through December 24. Shown: Leslie Williams Cain, Morning at the Cataract (WW River).
“Collect and Reflect, work by Portland artist Timothy Karpinski is showing at the Flatcolor Gallery , 77 S. Main Street, through January 17.
On view through December 20 at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is the third solo exhibit featuring Rachel Denny in a show called “Strange Menagerie.” The artist will attend the opening from 6-8pm.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with their annual Holiday Group Exhibition. The show runs through January 31.
Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S Washington St. , is featuring “Reinvention,” work by Tracy K. Felix. The opening is from 5-10pm.
Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with "Making and Breaking." On view through January 3, the show is a group exhibition of Seattle-based artists–painters, sculptors, and photographers–that illustrates the process of building things that are weathered, altered, or destroyed over time.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Seattle Icons.” The show features art inspired by the iconic landmarks and neighborhoods of Seattle. This group show includes works by local artists Christine Sharp, Kathryn Altus, Karen Kosoglad, Lisa Snow Lady, Lois Silver, Mitchell Albala, Nick Orban, Peter de Lory, Richard Morhous, Sandy O’Connor, and Scott Lantz. Shown: Richard Morhous, Union.
New works at SAM Gallery, 1300 First Avenue, is on view through January 15. From Laguna Beach to La Conner, WA, the artists in this show are all represented in museum collections throughout the western United States.
Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Stonington at 35: An Invitational Exhibit.” Also showing is “Hib Sabin: Silence.” For three and a half decades Stonington Gallery has shown sculpture, photography, paintings and prints by artists who are inspired by the Northwest Coast: its Native traditions, its environment, and its translation into new materials. Featured are new works by masters of their craft, including Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth), Luke Marston (Chemainus), Susan Point (Musqueam), Raven Skyriver (Tlingit), Christian White (Haida), Thomas Stream (Aleut), Ron Russ (Haida), Lisa Telford (Haida), Scott Jensen (Non-Indigenous), Nikki McClure (Non-Indigenous), and many others. Shown: Thunderbird Headdress(Deetskin) by Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth).
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, wants you to “Think Red” for the holidays. On view through January 4 are paintings, sculpture and glass as well as unique artisan jewelry-silver, gold, beads, glass, rubber and resin. The opening reception, with many gallery artists in attendance, is November 29 from 4:30-7:30pm.
On view through December at the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, is “Small Works, Big Soul.” The exhibit showcases small works in the genres of plein air, oil, encaustic and egg tempera paintings, natural stone pendants, cast bronze Northwest Coast sculpture, fine art prints and holiday ornaments featuring selected images from the Carrie Goller collection. Carrie says,”Come to Poulsbo for Second Saturday Art Walk December 13 from 5-8pm.”
Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W in Olympia, is showcasing a group of artists for the holidays through December 31. A special reception is scheduled for November 30 from 12-5pm.
The Sisko Gallery, 3126 Elliot Avenue in Seattle, introduces Seattle artist Jeff Hansel’s work this month. Seattle’s Lake Union is subject of this group of works. Lake Union may not seem like infinity of the open sea, but it’s a manageable fragment vibrating with the first light and power of the universe, and he paints it in different states of calmness and agitation.Shown: Cloud Break.
Twenty-eight year Wallingford Center veteran, Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. in the Wallingford Center, has opened a pop-up store down the hall for the holiday season. Crackerjack’s Focus on Seattle store will feature artist-made goods depicting Seattle imagery, Northwest themes and artists who reside in the greater Seattle locale. The store includes new artists as well as some Crackerjack already represents. Owner Kathleen Koch felt that using a currently vacant space for a pop-up store with a Seattle theme would give her the room to display some new artists and create additional energy during the holiday shopping season.