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Connie Townsend’s Animal Art at Howard/Mandville

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, shows the playful side of art featuring the art of Connie Townsend. Aside from her own original art, she also does pet portraits. Connie supports animal rescue/adoption centers, including but not limited to: 2nd Chance Center For Animals | Border Collie Rescue of Arizona | Red Rose Inspirations | Paw Placement.  Shown: Sunglass Mutt by Connie Townsend

Third Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds

ccascA Spirit Unbound: The Art of Peggy Strong,” is showing at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, through January 8. This is the first retrospective for the artist, featuring works held privately in the family’s collection and never seen by the public until now. Curator David F. Martin, long recognized as the leading authority on Northwest women artists, considers this one of his most important exhibitions.


Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with Pam Ingalls & Willow Bader in a show through November 14.The artist’s reception includes  live jazz with Rich Cole & Friends and a champagne toast and light dessert bites.


gallerynorhtGallery North, the oldest co-op gallery in the Greater Seattle area, 401 Main Street, invites all for refreshments from 5-8pm and to view the work of "The Olde Masters" – ten former and long-term Gallery North member artists.



zincZinc Art, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens for Third Thursday with The Fish Jumped Laughing Into the Net with a reception from 5-8pm. San Francisco artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong creates playful figurative works that explore modern culture, lifestyle and politics. Shown: I Cooked a Big Feast for Naked Us, I Didn’t Use Any Lemons

Signs of Life at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereOpening October 19 in a reception in the City Centre conference room at 1420 5th. Ave. from 5-6:30pm at the Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, is “Sins of Life” . Signs of Life is an annual literary journal and cotemporary jewelry art exhibition featuring work by nine jewelry artists. One piece by each artist is used as the jumping-off point for nine written pieces by published authors. Shown: Sunrise by Chris Abrass. The show runs through November 9.

Jin Chen Show Opens October 12 at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarThe Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, presents, for the first time in the USA, the “Op Art” paintings by Beijing artist Jin Chen. Titled, Pop Op – Beijing Bling,” the exhibit runs through November 5 with an opening reception at the gallery  on October 12 from 6-8pm. The artist had planned to be at the reception but unforeseen events have kept him in China. Should he arrive later in the month, the gallery will arrange a special cocktail reception for him. Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Shown: Ocean.

Bainbridge Island First Friday Gallery Walk 6-8pm

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts ,151 Winslow Way, opens from 6-8pm with “Dark fairy tales.” Weird characters, and unsettling true stories take form in paintings, prints, sculpture, book art, and portraiture that is by turns cheeky and disquieting. Sam Garriott Antonacci, Barbara Helen Berger, Morgan Brig, Cha Davis, John Ellis, Denise Harris, Wes McClain, Shane Miller, Kim Murton, Carianna Schreitz, Susan Wiersema, and Kamilla White. Shown: Cha Davis. The Snow Queen.




island“Bologna Blues Series, Virginia Paquette Watercolor & Collage” opens at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. in a reception from 6-8pmFor a residency at the Conservatorio di Musica in Bologna this year, Virginia Paquette painted these mixed-media works as part of a collaboration with Bill Smith. They are her visual responses to his works of music, influenced by their years together in Italy. Paquette responds to Smith’s music with color, line, rhythm, gesture, and collage of found images, salvaged from the streets of Italy. Entertainment features Anne Pell Jazz Trio with guest performance by Bill Smith. Shown: Bologna Blues #27.

Jennifer Bowman Show at Scott Milo in Anacortes First Friday

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents new acrylics in brilliant colors by Jennifer Bowman during the Anacortes First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm October 7. The show closes November 1. Also showing are acrylics by Jacqui Beck, oils by Cynthia Richardson, monoprints by Marie Powell and acrylics by Brooke Borcherding. Image: Black Line Birch Trees, 30 x 40 Acrylic by Jennifer Bowman

Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia Celebrates 45 Years

childChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, celebrates 45 years during the Olympia Arts Walk on October 7 from 5-10pm and Saturday, October 8 from 12-5pm with their new show, “Small Works.”

Seattle First Thursday in October Openings

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “William Morris,” selections from the artist’s archives.  Since his humble beginnings as Dale Chihuly’s gaffer, William Morris has become a major player Morris’ sculptures can be found in many museum collections around the world, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).  Shown: MAZORCA INSTALLATION.”




“Spectrum,” paintings by Katlyn Hubner, opens at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street. In her artwork, the body is distorted, the face is obscured, and unconventional colors are used to create a new vision of the body. In spite of the guarded faces, this series does not reflect timidity or shame, but represents pride in the figure and it’s form.  The reception is from 6-8pm.



davidsonOpening from 6-8pm at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is “Tallmadge Doyle Flight Patterns.” Her new body of work reflects on scientific findings of altered migratory patterns and ecosystems effected by changing climatic conditions. Also showing is “Twisted Impressions,” aberrant and macabre fine prints from contemporary artists. Shown: Cascade III. Aquatint by Tallmadge Doyle.



“Allison Collins’  Painted Hills” opens from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Collins latest source of inspiration is found in the Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Collins draws upon the raw beauty of the 45 million year old fossilized landscape. Over time, bands have formed, layer upon layer, much like the development of her paintings.



frederickFrom October 6 – November 6, “MAKERS OF A NEW WORLD – The 20th Century Avant-Garde And The Post-War Americans They Inspired” is showing at Frederick Holmes and Company , 309 Occidental Avenue. The exhibition features original etchings, lithographs, carborundums, and screen-prints by six European Modern Masters – Josef Albers (1888-1976), Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Joan Miro (1893-1983), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Roberto Matta (1911-2002) – in tandem with select members of the generation of Post War Americans they influenced – Jim Dine (B.1935), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), James Rosenquist (B.1933), and Donald Sultan (B.1951). Shown: Josef Albers, Homage to the Square SP-VI.



harrisHarris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “Close to Home.” Featured are  acrylic paintings and mixed media collages by Seattle-based artist Lisa Snow Lady. Scenes of familiar streets and neighborhoods are transformed into bright architectural examinations that embrace limited palettes. Shown: North Beach.



“X-Ray Series,” by award-winning Chicago artist Michael Hopkins, opens from 6-8pm at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street.



stonington“20 Years of Weaving by Dr. Susan Pavel,” In Connection with the Exhibition at Suquamish Museum, opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. Coast Salish weaving is a specific genre and technique unto itself. The art was retained by a few master weavers, including the late subiyay Bruce Miller, a Skokomish spiritual leader, who chose Pavel as an apprentice in the mid-1990s. Shown: The Splendor of Spring.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens 5-8pm with “From Here to Infinityby Seattle based artist Nancy Callan.  In her new body of work, Callan celebrates and draws on her early experience as a graphic designer to bring pattern and color to the forefront



zincThe Fish Jumped Laughing Into the Net opens on October 6 with a reception from 5-8pm at Zinc Contemporary  through  October 31. San Francisco artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong creates playful figurative works that explore modern culture, lifestyle and politics. More at The gallery is located at 119 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle. Shown: I Cooked a Big Feast for Naked Us, I Didn’t Use Any Lemons

Howard/Mandville Gallery American Impressionist Society Show

howardmandvilleOpening September 29 at  the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland is the 17th Annual American Impressionist  Society National Juried Exhibition. AIS Master, Calvin Liang, will be the judge of awards this year. Opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 5 to 8pm. Calvin will also present a free painting demonstration on Friday, September 30th from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition runs through October 30. In conjunction with this event, on Saturday, October 1, an all member plein air paint out will take place along the shores of Lake Washington in downtown Kirkland. Members will spend the day creating works en plein air. The pieces will then be displayed and offered for sale back at the gallery from 2-4pm. Shown: Knitters Gift by Adam Clague

Northwest Woodworkers Off the Wall: Everyday Art

nwwood"Off the Wall: Everyday Art," opens in a wine-tasting reception from 5-8pm September 22 at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 1st. Avenue in Seattle. The exhibition focuses on a selection of unique and whimsical studio furniture pieces from the artisan members of  Northwest Woodworkers Gallery. Included will be works by Reid Anderson, Matthew X Curry, Curtis Erpelding, James Esworthy, Hank Holzer, John Kirschenbaum, Seth Rolland, and John Thoe. These pieces were selected for their striking design and use of materials.

Waterworks Showcases Elizabeth Bruno & Dana Roberts

waterwOpening today in a reception from 4-7pm at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is a show featuring works by Dana Roberts and Elizabeth Bruno. Bruno, based in the Seattle area, paints stories that gathered over time reflect many periods in the artworld. A bit old fashioned in styling, the work itself makes a contemporary  statement with her subject manner – woman at work, birds singing, dogs walking and lots of rabbits. Roberts, based on San Juan Island, describes her work a painted while unconscious. She does not think about what she is painting, but rather just paints her emotions, her thoughts or even the weather. The show runs through October 15.  Shown: Sit by Elizabeth Bruno.

Third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk 5-8pm

ccascA Spirit Unbound: The Art of Peggy Strong,” is showing at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds. This is the first retrospective for the artist, featuring works held privately in the family’s collection and never seen by the public until now. Curator David F. Martin, long recognized as the leading authority on Northwest women artists, considers this one of his most important exhibitions.



The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., celebrates autumn with Kimberly Adams’ oil finger paintings. Reminiscent of the Impressionists, with a definite contemporary twist, Kimberly illuminates the canvas with landscapes full of vibrant color depicting the Northwest’s  wondrous palette.



gallerynorthGallery North, 401 Main Street, invites all to enjoy refreshments and meet artist Janet Hawse whose exhibit, “A Brush With Life” is featured this month. This exhibit will continue to be open to the public daily until September 30.

zincZinc Art, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens for Third Thursday with Liz Tran’s explosive solo show, on view through October 17. Tran will unveil new pieces from her series “Lightspeed” alongside other new works. Shown: Lightspeed 2

Dan Larsen’s Organic Diversion Grande at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunOpening September 14  from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is “Organic Diversion – Grande,”  work by organic abstract artist, Dan Larsen. Long a gallery favorite, this year with "Organic Diversion – Grande",  Larsen explores on a large scale the artist and nature bond by pushing the serendipitous outcomes and patterns of nature with abstract expressionism calculated by the artist to create an ergonomic bond unusual in many of his past works. Not long ago Larsen embarked on the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago where he walked in solitude for 500 miles on a path that dates back to the middle ages. He took this route as a spiritual path and encountered an unexpected spiritual awareness that has affected his art. The show runs through October 8.

Second Saturday in Poulsbo 5-8pm

carrieCarrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street,  invites you to join the for the fun in Poulsbo during the  Second Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm. Every art gallery and many businesses in Poulsbo participate. -Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and listen to live music.World renowned artist, Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary art posters (while supplies last). Shown: Mount Baker Winter



frontThe Front Street Gallery, 18881 Front Street, is featuring Raku Pottery by Sherri Underwood this month. A modern look at an ancient Japanese technique, Raku’s unpredictable results create unique patterns.




liberyThe works of Susan E. Wheeler are featured at Liberty Bay Gallery, 18830 Front Street, this month. Her landscape paintings contain hidden figures that express movement in life and nature. Shown at the left.



verkThe Verksted Gallery, 18937 Front Street, features three artists this month: Lynn Leon, ceramic artist; Karen Rahl, who hand-weaves baskets in the Swedish tradition; and Jerry Lyman who cuts, carves, drills and polishes antler shed into various creations.

Lisa Harris Gallery Reincarnated as Harris Harvey Gallery has Grand Opening September 8 with John McCormick Exhibit

CaptureHarris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue the reincarnation of 32-year old Lisa Harris Gallery, announces its grand opening in the new location Thursday, September 8 with an exhibition of oil paintings by nationally-known California painter John McCormick. McCormick, who will attend the opening from 6-8pm, calls his latest body of work “Clues and Fragments.”

Now located in the Alaska Trade Building along the vibrant First Ave corridor, still within the Pike Place Market Historical District, the gallery is trading its former water view for an active street presence. Sarah Harvey, the new owner and director who has worked closely with Lisa Harris for the past six years, will continue the West Coast focus established by Lisa Harris, while introducing new talent to the gallery’s established artist group. Shown: Bubble Boy.