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Deborah Moore: Glass Orchidarium through Nov. 8 at NAAM

debora mooreOn view through November 8 at the Northwest African American Museum, located at 2300 South Massachusetts Street, is Deborah Moore’s “Glass Orchidarium.” Moore creates sculpted glass orchids that are inspired by her distant travels and immersion in nature. She has been captivated by tropical Jamaican blooms, Olympic forest nurse logs, Thai bamboo, and Antarctic lichen. Her glass orchids are sometimes treated as isolated specimens, pinned to the wall, suspended in air, or arranged as in Japanese ikebana.The owner of the Fiori Glass Studio, she has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Hilltop Artist-in-Residence Program and studied under Lino Taglieapietra and Dale Chihuly. She is represented locally by the Traver Gallery.

Jen Till’s Art Opens Tonight at The Island Gallery

theisland“Studies in Light and Space, The Art of Jen Till” opens tonight from 6-8pm at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow on Bainbridge Island. Her exhibit, showing through June 28, includes new oil paintings on canvas, wood and paper. Also featured art summer collections from Carol Lee Shanks, Katrin Noon and the estate jewelry of Lou Zeldis. The Ranger and the Re-Arrangers Gypsy Jazz Band will entertain during the opening. Shown: Water…Prayer by Jen Till.

Waterworks Gallery Opens Melinda Hannigan Show June 6

jpegWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, showcases Melinda Hannigan’s “Boxing the Compass” through June 27. The partial plimsoll marker, the depth lines and the pock-marked hulls–all these marks are the icons Melinda translates into paintings–some real and some created. These are the marks translated from the freighters, tankers and tugs of the working maritime world. The reception for the show is on Saturday, June 6 from 4:30-7:30pm. Shown: American President Line: President Kennedy.

Special Women Painters of Washington Show on view June and July at Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes opening tonight

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery , 420 Commercial in Anacortes , welcomes back to the gallery, the Women Painters of Washington  for June and July. The exhibit presents the artwork of 49 women whose work was juried into the show by Anacortes artist Anne Schreivogl. Schreivogl says, "This body of work showcases an incredibly diverse range of expression from ultra-realism to abstraction. In this show artists took creative risks with subject matter, color harmonies, or application of paint, resulting in vivid ‘Summer Impressions." Also showing at the gallery is a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables, Come meet the artists and Anne Schreivogl at the opening reception on Friday, June 5 from 6-9pm. Shown: Awaken by Denise Cormier Mahoney.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk June 4

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Portals,” landscapes by Meg Holgate. Holgate finds beauty in the fleeting, incomplete and imperfect elements of nature,  expressed in paintings that depict landscapes in vibratory and sometimes hazy states—representing both the tangible and the inexpressible Shown at the left: Net 1.



“A Straight Shot,” a group photo show featuring new photography works by David Leventi, Jeffrey Milstein, Michael Wolf & Carol Charney, opens from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. Works by emerging artist David Leventi have been published in national magazines including: TIME, Vanity Fair & Conde Nast. Wolf is an established photographer with an extensive exhibition history. His latest series of Paris Roof Tops is a less seen view of one of the worlds most photographed cities.The show runs through June 27.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., welcomes Portland artist, and
2015/2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient, Elise Wagner, in her first solo exhibition in Seattle with a reception from 6-9pm. The exhibit, “What Remains,” Wagner curated and wrote a catalog essay for the group exhibition “The Spaces Between” at Butters Gallery in Portland. Her work is widely collected in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Also, her work was published in 100 Artists of the Northwest in 2014. Wagner exhibits her work at galleries in Boston, Washington D.C., Portland, Shown at the right: Encaustic and oil on panel.



The third exhibition of work by artist Victoria Haven opens at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., in a reception from 6-8. The artist will also give a talk about her work at noon on Saturday, June 6. Also showing is the work of Jane Hammond in her sixth exhibition at the gallery.



The Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington Street #104,  invites all to view his work in a reception from5-8pm. Juan also encourages the public to visit the work of his next door neighbor, Stephanie Hargrave.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., showcases the  new paintings of Gaylen Hansen, one of the Northwest’s premier artists, in a reception from 6-8pm.  Having recently moved from the Palouse area to Whidbey Island, Hansen has added forest scenes to his already extensive repertoire, which, of course, includes the ongoing exploits of his alter ego, the Kernal. His work is in the permanent collection of the Seattle Art Museum , the Portland Art Museum, and many other institutions.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, presents “Night Light,” works in acrylic by Seattle artist Richard Morhous. The paintings capture night scenes of York and San Francisco illuminated by artificial light. Morhous will attend the “First Thursday” opening June 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A photograph appearing in the New York Times 15 years ago, of headlights and street lamps shining on Broadway, was the inspiration for this series. The gallery has mounted solo exhibitions for Richard Morhous nearly every year since 1987. Paintings and reviews of his work have appeared in numerous publications over the years, including The Pacific Northwest Landscape: The Painted Landscape, and in the 2003 survey, 100 Artists of the West Coast. His work may be found in such collections as the Hallie Ford Museum, Microsoft Corporation, City of Portland, University of Washington Medical Center, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Shown at the left: Neighbor.



The Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., is showing “Voyager,” a study in getting lost by Bill Finger, in an opening reception from 5-8pm.



stoningt“Masters of Disguise,” a group exhibition on masks and faces, opens in a reception at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, from 6-8pm. Each year Stonington Gallery presents one or two large themed group exhibits that showcase the astonishing variety of styles, skills, and imaginations of artists living between Northern California all the way up to the northernmost tip of Alaska. This particular exhibit focuses on the myriad ways the artists represent the human face. Shown at the right: Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth) Shaman Transformation Mask.

Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  showcases “ Parallel Frequencies: Seattle”  in an opening reception from 5-8pm. The six artists in this important exhibition were accepted for the 2014 John H.Hauberg Fellowship held at the Pilchuck Glass School; a residency which promotes research, development and collaboration among a group of outstanding artists. Pilchuck founders, John H. Hauberg, Anne Gould Hauberg and Dale Chihuly’s educational philosophy of "artists teaching artists" is at the core of this program; encouraging group members to provide technical support to each other while exploring progressive methods of working. 



Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, is featuring “Tulips: A History” still lifes by Sherrie Wolf, in an opening reception from 5:30-8:30pm. Also, on display are new and recently acquired works by Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Dennis Evans, Lisa Gilley, David Kroll, Alden Mason, Mark Tobey, & George Tsutakawa.

Radiance Summer Show at Women Painters of Washington

womenThe Women Painters of Washington  will exhibit  “Radiance,” a group show where light takes center stage beginning June 2 in downtown Seattle.  Twenty-four of its members bring a range of works from the abstract to the realistic capturing the radiance that light exudes in each piece.  The summer show runs  through September 11. The Women Painters of Washington Gallery is located in the Columbia Center Building 701 5th Ave. Suite 310. Show: Cement by Beth Van Faasen Betker.

Howard/Mandville celebrates 25th anniversary

howardmandvilleThis year Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, celebrates 25 years in business. I can count few galleries in this town who have lasted that long, so believe me when I tell you that it is no small feat. It requires a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to the quality and care of  their artists and clients. They represent regional and nationally acclaimed artists whose styles range from contemporary abstraction to traditional realism. You’ll find over 60 artists who show with the gallery on a regular basis, including works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, bronze and glass. Shown: gallery owners Pat and Dan Howard.

Anelecia Hannah Brooks talks at Waterworks Gallery May 23

waterwWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is hosting a talk by Anelecia Hannah Brooks on May 23 at 1pm. Brooks will talk about  her paintings the inspiration, the technique and answer questions about her work. Her quiet paintings of everyday objects reflect the passage of time… the used piece of soap, the crumbled up ticket and the stuffed animals. Shown: Fortune.

Rachel Maxi debuts at Zinc Art + Interiors in Edmonds

zincZinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd. Avenue S. in Edmonds, is debuting  Seattle artist Rachel Maxi’s abstract works through June 15. Well known for realism, Maxi uses the abstract to depict our multi-tonal world with the same knowing deft stroke of her brush with oil on canvas. Maxi unlocks the possibility of color and brings our understanding of it to a new level.  Meet her  at a soiree in her honor on May 21st from 5-8pm at the gallery.

Ann Marie Cooper exhibit at Good Earth Pottery through May

goodearth“Garnish,” featuring the hand-coiled ceramics of Ann Marie Cooper are on view through May at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s  Fairhaven District. The exhibit is your next meal with a handmade spoon and dish made from hand-rolled clay coils—in reverse!

Charlene Collins Freeman exhibit at Macy’s Skybridge Gallery

womenThe Women Painters of Washington  Macy’s Skybridge Gallery is currently showing watercolorist Charlene Collins Freeman. Her exhibit, titled “Beauty Everywhere,” is on display now through June 26. Freeman’s bold use of color and atmospheric pieces seemingly bring you directly inside the scenes she creates. Admittance to the gallery is free and open to the public. Macy’s Skybridge Gallery is located at 1601 3rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98181.  Gallery hours are Monday – Wednesday 10AM – 8PM, Thursday –Saturday 10AM – 9PM, and Sundays 11AM – 7PM. Gallery phone: (206)506-6000. Shown: Second Cocktail.

Gunnar Nordstrom showcases Harold Nelson’s new collages

gunnarThe Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, offers new paper collage works by Northwest artist  Harold Nelson in a special reception for the artist on May 13 from 6-8pm.  His process is slow, intuitive and improvisational.  Using bits of paper, he tries to create new images that he sometimes cannot even conceive of at the outset.   He lets each piece happen and uses whatever mix of the abstract and figurative image or fractured view that will lead to the best outcome.  His works are meant to be looked at from a distance as well as from close up and provide different visual rewards from varying perspectives.

Dual Fluidity at Northwest Woodworkers opening May 8

nwwoodNorthwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, showcases an exclusive ongoing exhibition, “Dual Fluidity,”  by fine artists Stephen Hatcher and Jay Shepard. Hatcher and Shepard’s collaboration for "Dual Fluidity" reflects a partnership of diverse perspectives with a joint philosophy. Using completely divergent materials, these artist present a compelling and varied study in wall hung art composed of wood, minerals, colors, and lacquers. The reception at the gallery begins at 6pm.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk May 7

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens “When Darkness Meets Light,” from 5-8pm. The exhibition features abstract work by Seattle artist Leslie Stoner who channels memories of past experiences that coalesce into colors representing pure emotion. Often these memories are ones based in past trauma and unearthing these emotions become a cathartic creative process. Also showing is Alexandra Becker-Black’s “Icons of Awakening,” monochromatic watercolors focusing on the human form. Shown at the left: Leslie Stoner, EMBRACE THE DARKNESS.


Currently showing at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main, is “Phenomenon,” new paintings by Allan Parker. His large sculptures and installations have received awards including two major Canada Council grants, Artist Trust Fellowship and GAP grants, and Washington State Arts Commission Grant.



davidsonOn view at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., “Jacob Lawrence as Printmaker.” Using distilled forms with an emphasis on color and expression, Lawrence’s work speaks with a straightforward clarity that simultaneously lends voice to those historically overlooked while opening an important dialogue with viewers. Also showing is Sohee Kim’s “Unmentionables,” whose work takes a playful, humorous, and at times rather dark look at our slow automatization at the hands of the routine of day-to-day life. Held over is “Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” The opening reception is from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: Jacob Lawrence, The Builders (The Family). Silk screen on wove paper. Signed. 1974. Edition 206/300. Printed by Ives-Sillman, New Haven CT. Published by IBM Corporation, New York. Nesbett L74-1. 30 x 22-1/8 inches.



Ben Darby’s “Auspicious” opens from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. Darby has developed a distinct aesthetic through layering paint with hand-crafted molds of acrylic reliefs that create interest and depth in his work. His work has exhibited and collected for residential, corporate and public collections.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company,309 Occidental Avenue S., continues  with “Revolutions  Unseen.” The exhibition, on view through May 31, includes work from the estate of Walter Quirt (1902 – 1968) who is seen as one of America’s seminal modernist painters. A brief presentation on the life and times of Walter Quirt, including the reasons contributing to how he became obscured by history, will be presented by gallery owner, Frederick Holmes at 7:00 pm. Shown:Natures Children – c.1942 Oil on Canvas 40"x48".



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Beedon Snow’s new paintings. Beedon Snow paints in a loosely realistic style using seductively thick swirls, thin colorful washes, and distinctive pencil marks. Also showing is the work of Port Angeles-based Michael Paul Miller who produces dramatically painted cinematic narratives that often enter dark places.



lisaharrisOpening from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is “Similitude.” The exhibit features  Northwest landscapes and the regions’ native bird species by Kent Lovelace. The artist captures the light and tone of the Northwest landscape using his unique technique of working with oils on copper. Lovelace paints with on copper, a technique dating to the 15th century, allowing maximum luminosity and subtle lighting effects. Lovelace is an established Pacific Northwest artist who in the first half of his career focused on lithography, but has made oil on copper his primary medium for over a decade. Lovelace earned a B.F.A. at the University of Colorado and an M.F.A. at the University of Washington. He has been invited to lecture or give workshops frequently and his paintings and lithographs have been widely exhibited throughout the country where he is included in many private and public institutions throughout the U.S.Shown at the right: Kent Lovelace, Birch Pond.

stonNew Works for Spring,” opens at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. Works range  from traditional sculpture to blown glass, works on paper to sumptuous jewelry, fresh for the spring season!  Also on view are brand new works from artists such as Susan Point, carver Scott Jensen, glassblower Preston Singletary, jeweler Courtney Lipson, painter/carver Neeka Cook, and others.


Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street opens from 5-8pm with “Marked,”  the first solo exhibition of works by Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1997, the collaborative team from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, has carved almost exclusively with hand tools, using traditional gouge and mallet techniques, to create their contemporary "vessel-sculptures." Also on view this month are selected works from “Ceramics Invitational Northwest Clay”



Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue presents their 54th Annual Group Exhibition in a reception from 5:30-8:30pm. Highlighting this exhibition are works by Kathleen G. Adkison, William Cumming, Jeff Day, Gloria DeArcangelis, Richard Gilkey, Morris Graves, Paul Havas, William Ivey, Penny Mulligan, Johsel Namkung, Ambrose Patterson, Anne Siems, Michael Stasinos, George Tsutakawa, & Brandon Zebold.

First Saturday happenings around Puget Sound

brackenwoodOn display through the month of May at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, are works by gallery artists Pete Jordan, Francy Blumhagen, Rene Flynn-Federspiel, and Craig Kosak . The show reflects new directions as they explore both interior and exterior spaces.  The artist’s reception Saturday, May 2nd from 5-7 PM. Shown: Craig Kosak, Lord Tristan.


frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., is holding a private reception from 6-9pm featuring a discussion with Travis Wilson, researcher & exhibition curator, and other special guests in conjunction with “Revolutions  Unseen.” The exhibition, on view through May 31, includes work from the estate of Walter Quirt (1902 – 1968) who is seen as one of America’s seminal modernist painters. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres as well as music by cellist Mannfried Funk. For More Information, call (206) 682-0166 or Shown: Natures Children – c.1942 Oil on Canvas 40"x48".


Pacific Galleries, 241 S. Lander Street in Seattle,  holds a "NW Art & Modern" auction at noon including works by Chuck Close and Dale Chihuly.



saamThe Seattle Art Museum  (SAM) presents “Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World,” a fantasy reality created by the Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima. Opening at SAM’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, the exhibition features colorful large-scale dreamscapes printed on plexiglass, 35 drawings on paper, and an animation that will be shown in public for the first time. Meet Chiho at Free First Saturday. Shown: City Glow, 2005, Chiho Aoshima, Japanese, b. 1974, chromogenic print, 66 15/16 x 66 15/16 in., Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/Galerie Perrotin, © 2005 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.



Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, opens “Homage,” work by Sharon Kingston and Eric Eschenback, in a reception from 5-8pm. The show runs through May 31.