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Edmonds Art Walk October 15 from 5-8pm

ariaAria Studio Gallery, 535 Main Street, is showing the work of Joan Archer.Owner/artist Archer primarily works in watercolor and oil and offers her community an abstract interpretation of the world as she sees it. One of her pieces is shown at right.



cascadia_thumb1Joining the galleries in Edmonds for the art walk is the brand new Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue. The featured exhibition is the “Northwest Watercolor Society … the First 75 Years.” Cascadia is the first museum dedicated to NW art from the late 19th century through the 1960s, defined by the waters that flow from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Shown: Inez Hill Bailey, Untitled, circa 1948, Private collection



coleCole Gallery, 107 S. 5th. Avenue, opens  "Vintage Whimsy", art that makes us smile, during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm. The new group show features paintings and sculptures that bring back fond memories, make us laugh and reminisce, bringing us joy and humor. Denise Cole, owner, says,”Enjoy a Champagne toast, live music by the Toka Ensemble and meet our artists!”  Shown: Silver and Gold Friends by Michelle Waldele.



christopherThe featured artist at the Christopher Framing & Gallery, 537 Main Street  is Ian Henderson. Mostly inspired by the Pacific Northwest, Ian’s desire with each piece is to draw his viewer into the scene, make him or her step into the worlds he has created on canvas and forget where they they are physically.




galnorthGallery North,  401 Main Street in Edmonds, announces the opening of Beauty in Black & White, an exhibit of both film and digital photography by Joan Bowers and DeAnna Foran, artist friends who have shown their work together in numerous earlier exhibits. Both women have been photographing since their growing-up years, Bowers since her early teens when she was given a Brownie box camera, and Foran since she was enrolled in a graphic design program in college where camera and darkroom experience were a requirement.  The artists will be present at Gallery North during the Edmonds Art Walk on Thursday, October 15 from 5 PM to 8 PM. A drawing for a free print will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, and another at 7 PM on Thursday. The exhibit runs through October 31, 2015. Shown: by Joan Bowers.

Gunnar Nordstrom Celebrates Thirty Years

gunnarAnd that’s not easy in the gallery business. Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is celebrating 30 years as a gallery with a new exhibit of works by Brian McGuffey. Gunnar has planned two special events for the occasion beginning with a special preview with the artist featuring a hard cider tasting with wines by J. Bookwalter and catering by Doing Food Justice on October 13 from 6 – 8pm. He will follow that by an anniversary celebration  from 6-8pm on October 14.

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery Signs of Life Through October 27

facere11th Annual SIGNS OF LIFE Exhibition and SIGNS OF LIFE Literary JOURNAL is currently showing through October 27 at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 108 in downtown Seattle. “Signs of Life“ is an annual literary journal and contemporary jewelry art exhibition. The exhibit features work by nine jewelry artists. One piece by each artist is used as the jumping off point for nine written pieces by published authors. The resulting works culminate in a unique publication celebrating the literary and jewelry arts. . Shown: Nadine Kariya, Seattle metalsmith

For the Kids this Month at Fine Impressions

fineimprFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle, is featuring art for the little ones this month. Explore antique and contemporary books, illustrations and original works..  Shown is an embossed chromolithograph of two children eating cherries, a sweet piece for anyone – young or just young at heart. Also, the gallery celebrates the Day of the Dead. To honor this Mexican holiday, are local artist Sam Hamrick’s collection of skeleton linocuts

Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk 5-8pm


Charlie Goller Demonstrates Jewelry Design at Carrie Goller Gallery During Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk 5-8pm

carrrCharlie Goller will also be demonstrating his gemstone jewelry design process at the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, during  Poulsbo’s 2nd Saturday Artwalk October 10 from  5-8 pm. If you missed seeing Max Hayslette’s “The Gathering” series of fall trees in warm, rich hues at last month’s art walk, you have another chance and he will be at the gallery signing posters from the series.  Shown: Native by Carrie Goller.

Tom Small Sculptures at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in  Friday Harbor, is currently showing sculptures by Tom Small. Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence. Shown: Bakbakwalanooksiwae

Irene Yesley Show Opens at The Island Gallery


400 Winslow Way E., #120

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Anacortes First Friday Gallery Walk


The Gallery Walk is Friday, October 2 from 6 – 9 pm.

705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces (New Merchant)

A.C.M.E. Creative Space will be joining forces with the Anacortes Arts Festival to exhibit the popular Steamroller Block Printing Project.  A team of 22 artists worked during the Festival to create large scale block prints on fabric using an industrial grade steam roller.  Some of the artists involved included Natalie Niblack, Jean Behnke, Kathleen Faulkner, Nicolette Harrington, Sue Roberts and Cathy Schoenberg.


711 Commercial Ave., Classic Style & Co. (New Location)

We love Autumn at Classic Style and Company!   Cooler days and colder evenings mean sweaters, cowls, coats, and hats.  Think warm, cozy, and stylish this season. 


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers presents "The Most Beautiful Pearls In the World" Event showcasing the extensive pearl selection from, Mastoloni. Additionally, the Peregrine O’Gormley sculpture and Philip McCracken drawing art show continues, along with Douglas Burton custom jewelry designs.  Refreshments will be served!


scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery presents new monoprints by Marie Powell of Ilwaco, WA. Powell brings a new selection of coastal images, in addition to abstract work and florals in bright colors.  Also showing are abstract pastels by Amanda Houston, oils by Brooke Borcherding, pastels by Jan Wall, oils by Keith Sorenson and steel mesh with glass tables by Lanny Bergner. Shown: Riding the Wave by Marie Powell.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic will be featuring oils and collage by Maggi Mason.  Mason’s inspiration mainly comes from imagination from inspirations by poems, songs, myths, memory and travels around the world.


611 R Ave. The Depot Gallery 

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents The FIQ Divas, Friday, October 2, 6-9 pm and Saturday, October 3, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us for "ABOVE THE NECK", featuring jewelry, scarves, hats, fiber art and more for wearing on the neck or above. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Anacortes Family Center.

Seattle First Thursday in Pioneer Square and South Lake Union as Most Galleries Open for Receptions from 5-8 pm

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, presents dual exhibits featuring Richard Jolly in “Liminal State” and Rob Snyder in “Medicine Bottle.” Richard Jolley’s blown glass sculptures explore humanity’s interconnectivity with the natural world and the great cycles of life.Snyder looks to his immediate surroundings for inspiration, literally gathering the materials for his art on Vashon Island, where he resides. Shown at the left: Richard Jolley, Bust with Metallic Leaf .


CaptureArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. is showing “ Rebels of the Floating World,” featuring Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, street artist/muralist/fine artist, and welcoming the first exhibition in Seattle by acclaimed contemporary Native artist and activist Louie Gong.  Fischer combines elements from pop culture, Japanese folklore and the aesthetic of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in graffiti inspired paintings with layers of homage to explore cultural dualities. Gong (Nooksack), a self-taught artist who gained national recognition for drawing cultural art on shoes, steps outside his comfort zone to participate in his first fine art exhibition.



Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, invites all to a Happy Hour Preview, éphémère, from 4:30-6 pm and asks, “Respondez S’il vous plaît!” This exhibition marks Lisa Zerkowitz’s 5th solo show at the Bryan Ohno Gallery. She introduces a fresh series to welcome a new spirit in glass.



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., presents the ten-year survey exhibition of Seattle artist Eunice Kim. Internationally known and celebrated, Kim’s printmaking practice is marked by a singular commitment to safer, sustainable approach to printmaking. Shown at the left: Eunice KIM. Selected prints from her Tessellation Series



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S.,  is showing  a solo exhibition by Eric Zener with new works in oil and mixed media resin. Voyager consists of water related scenes iconic of Eric’s portfolio. Over the last twenty years, he has depicted swimmers in a floating surrender submerged or diving in swimming pools. For the first time, Eric will debut his large scale oil paintings at the gallery.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with “Light Dynamic,” featuring works of renowned photographer Terry Rishel.  Tacoma native  Rishel. explores his personal, more intimate connection with both the natural and the man-made – from ethereal urban or natural landscapes to sensual floral details. Always observing and patiently stalking light’s elusive moment in the composition. Shown at the right: Bench Warmer.



Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., presents LICHEN, an exhibition where artist Ray Schutte explores and challenges minimalist concepts. Showng in the back gallery is Li Turner’s upcoming exhibition, Mostly Women,



Nicole Brauch’s show, “If You Were Here,” is opening at the Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington. The exhibit features highly nuanced paintings layered with paper, objects and encaustic which speak to past and present, recollections.



Ligne Roset Seattle, 112 Westlake Avenue North in South Lake Union, opens from 5-, during the South Lake Unions Art Walk, with a reception for an exhibit featuring northwest artist Helen Wilder. The show, curated by Patricia Cameron, runs through November 30.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with new paintings by Terry Leness. Leness continues her critique of how we live, where we live, and what we do to make our home lives meaningful.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Dream Conservatory: Flowers, Fruit and Ginger Jars,” a new show featuring work by Richard Hutter. The  work is unified by an ongoing exploration of still life forms.  A conservatory, for Hutter, is “an indoor space where flowering and fruiting plants, far from their home climes, can be studied and loved by their caretakers.” Over the past two decades, Hutter has been creating a conservatory of his own; constructing a visual language where floral matter meets clean, repetitive line. Shown at the left: Pyrus Communis.


MadArt Studio, 325 Westlake Avenue N. in South Lake Union, presents a selection of small artworks by artist Rick Araluce for South Lake Union’s semiannual art walk on October 1. This installation will feature six of Rick’s signature miniature sculptures, temporarily displayed at MadArt Studio. Visitors will encounter five new works, as well as one favorite from Rick’s recent exhibit, The Minutes, The Hours, The Days, at the Bellevue Arts Museum.



Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., is showing work by Brad Winchester in “For These Reasons.”



stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, presents  two solo exhibitions by jeweler Courtney Lipson and famed glass and bronze sculptor Preston Singletary. Lipson  (Non-Indigenous) has developed her micro-mosaic jewelry over the last decade, honing her ability to portray subjects such as weaving, flowers, feathers, rock striations and more in intricate detail. Primarily known for sculpture in glass, Preston Singletary (Tlingit) also works in rich bronze and on paper. The prints in this exhibit are the outcome of  years of study. His clear, clean formline is presented without his signature glass, the better to display his deft hand and balanced composition. Adding one or two series of prints to his portfolio per year, Singletary continues to experiment and deepen his mastery over this complex, ancient design system.  Shown at the right by Courtney Lipson.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street opens with new work by master glass artist Dante Marioni. Also showing is Rik Allen’s blown glass and mixed media.



Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, opens from 5:30 – 8:30 pm with “Paul Horiuchi | Master of Collage.” This special exhibition of his signature style collage paintings and four rare to the market screen paintings is a celebration of Paul Horiuchi’s accomplishments as one of the significant American artists of the 20th Century.

Painting Poetry at Women Painters of Washington

womenPainting Poetry" group show by Women Painters of Washington,  701-5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle through December 31. Poetry and visual art have inspired each other for centuries. In honor of this mutual affecting influence, Women Painters of Washington present “Painting Poetry” September 15-December 31, 2015 in downtown Seattle. Over 35 members will show their work inspired by poems, sonnets, limericks, and lyrics from a multitude of genres and authors, including some original poetry written by the artists themselves. There will be an artist reception on October 1st from 4-6pm directly before the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. More info at Shown: Burning Brush by Helen Drummond.

Edmonds Art Walk Tonight from 5-8pm

cascadiaJoining the galleries in Edmonds for its first art walk tonight is the brand new Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue. The featured exhibition is the “Northwest Watercolor Society … the First 75 Years.” Cascadia is the first museum dedicated to NW art from the late 19th century through the 1960s, defined by the waters that flow from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Shown: Inez Hill Bailey, Untitled, circa 1948, Private collection



 coleArt+Wine Walk  from 5:00 ~ 8:00 pm at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S..Enjoy live music from the Toka Ensemble along with complimentary appetizers and desserts. Featured through October 15 is landscape artist Andy Eccleshall  in “Afterglow.” Shown: Brewing Over Lowell.




galnorth“Transcendence,” digital art and photography by Anne Prather is the featured exhibition this month at Gallery North, 401 Main Street. The artist’s reception for her work is from 5-8pm. The show includes some rare botanical photographs as well as the rose pictures and computer-generated models for which she has become known. Especially interesting is the set of micrographs which show the stages an Arabidopsis thaliana seed goes through as it sprouts.



zincOn view at Zinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd. Avenue S., through September 12 is “Superheroines,” work by Liam Brazier.

Catherine Eaton Skinner’s Vestiges at Waterworks

waterCurrently showing at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor is “Vestiges.” The show allows Catherine Eaton to return to subjects that she has not referenced in her encaustic paintings for a some time. Her work often has a depth of layers that enable a work be  spiritual as well as pleasant to view. The landscape, our relationship to animals, both domestic and wild and perhaps portraiture, all these images are honored for their collective life force, energy and spirit.

Juried Artist Series at Allied Arts of Whatcom County

alliedAllied Arts of Whatcom County’s, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, 2015 Juried Artist Series continues through September 26 with Mystic Mountains, featuring Tore Ofteness, Kenni Merritt, John D’Onofrio and Stephen Malshuk. This show will travel to the Hotel Bellwether for a month long installation in their lobby, hallways, and Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Shown: by Kenni Merritt.

It’s All About Cups at Prographica

progr“Observing Observing (a white cup),” a new exhibit curated by Eric Elliott, Michael Howard, and Norman Lundin, opens on September 12 with a reception  from 2-4 pm at the Prographica Gallery, 3419 E. Denny Way. On view through October 31, the show is about “observation” with the white cup as a thematic constant; this choice allows the artist to emphasize observation over content.  More than twenty artists (both gallery artists and not) accepted the invitation to submit work. They include Fred Birchman, Sarah Bixler, Brian Blackham, David Campbell, Joe Crookes, Kimberly Clark, Dean Fisher, Cable Griffith, Laura Hamje, Kenny Harris, Amy Huddleston, Caroline Kapp, Matt Klos, Kathy Liao, Judy Nimtz, Elizabeth Ockwell, Anne Petty, Robert Schlegel, Bill Sharp, Graham Shutt, Laura Swytak, Jordan Wolfson, and Evelyn Woods. Shown: Joe Crookes, White Cup