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Love of the Land at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland July 11

howadman“Love of the Land,” a group show featuring landscapes, opens at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, during the Kirkland Art Walk on July 11 from 5-8pm. The landscape has always been an inspiration to artists.  From a quiet spot in the forest, to waves crashing on the beach, to a panorama of sky and earth, they have used these locations as their muse to capture the essence, marvel and beauty of the land to share with others through their own individual styles. The show runs through August 3. Shown: Campfire Debate by Mark Boyle.  

Pat Meras’ work featured at Full Moon Art Gallery–opening reception during the Gig Harbor Art Walk tonight

full moonPat Meras, Gig Harbor’s award winning pastel artist, who was recently selected from over 2500 entries as Pastel Journal Magazine’s 100 Competition Winners, is this month’s featured artist at the Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor. There will be entertainment in front of the Gallery by Russ Salton during the Gig Harbor Art Walk from 5-8pm . 

New Jaime Ellsworth show opens at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnar“Bears and Mares,” a new show featuring works by Jamie Ellsworth, opens tonight from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. This year’s exhibit adds a new twist to Ellsworth’s subject matter by adding the playful side of Black Bears into her repertoire of Horses and Dogs. Ellsworth lives in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands where she paints fulltime and continues to rescue and raise her beloved dogs and horses. Her passion and commitment to her animals is translates onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives. 

First Saturday around Puget Sound

The Museum of Northwest Art‘s annual auction is this Saturday in La Conner. La Conner jewelry artist and  Ann Hardee Gallery  owner, Ann Hardee, created this necklace at the left  for the auction. It contains 81 hand-wrapped pendants with AA grade tourmaline teardrops, freshwater pearls and 22kt g.p. beads. For the online auction brochure, go to:



brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, celebrates summer  with a show featuring, oil painter Jason Waskey and “Garden Garnishes” Sculpture Exhibit from seven of Whidbey’s finest sculptors. On display will be sculptures in bronze, stone and steel made to adorn the home or garden by artists: Dan Freeman, Georgia Gerber, Ivan Neaigus, Jim Patereau, Sharon Spencer, Sue Taves and Lloyd Whannell. Mary Fisher of Cultus Bay Nursery and Maureen Murphy of Bayview Farm and Garden are creating a “garden” ambiance in the gallery for the opening on July 5 from 5-7 PM. Shown at the right: Jason Waskey, Blue on Yellow.



Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Street in La Conner, is showing sculptor Ed Nordin’s Sleeping Bird, as well as new work by Maggie Wilder.



The Max Grover Gallery, 820 Water Street  in Port Townsend,  exhibits new work by local painter Frank Samuelson through August 24.


simonSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, showcases Seattle painter Lisa Snow Lady’s new series of quiet interiors which  share a complimentary palette with Port Townsend painter Joan Jonland’s wistful landscapes. Seattle sculptor Elizabeth Copland  joins them with playful ceramic pups which might frolic both inside or out. On view through July 28, opening reception is during . Gallery Walk 5:30 to 8pm, Saturday, July 5th. Shown at the left: The Heron Scouts by Joan Jonland.



Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, features a selection of work by Skagit based artists Tracy Powell and Kris Ekstrand Molesworth. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.



waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites all to a special jewelry show this weekend from 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday. The artists are Dianne Coe, Peggy Hunt, Anna Skibska and Jan Marie Tognela.

First Friday in June in Sequim

BluewholeAward-winning painter Deborah Sterk and well known watercolorist Margo Hankel are the featured artists of the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The paintings showcased in the front windows are created from what they saw, felt, and imagined with a touch of muse. The opening reception is July 4 from 5-8pm.  Shown: Abstract 1 by Deborah Sterk.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk in July

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm on First Thursday with Ford Crull’s “In the Realm of the Fantastic.” Crull is fascinated by the power of symbols. Hearts, wings, crosses and abstract geometric forms fill his paintings, all part of a unique visual vocabulary consistent across the artist’s body of work. The  artist will attend the opening. Shown at the left: Symbolic Wind.



artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., is showcasing “Mandala: Contemporary Interpretations of the Ancient Form” through August 9. The show  features nine artists whose work explores the structure or theme of Mandala, the Hindu and Buddhist representation of the Universe. Artwork by Nola Avienne, Sarah Barrick, Eric Carson, Brian Fisher, Carl Gombert, Terra Holcomb, Chris Moench, C. Andrew Rohrmann and Connie Sabo, with related textile and digital installations in the North Gallery by Edric Ong and Judy Shintani. Shown at the right: The Mill of Time.


davidsonEllen Heck’s “Attachments” opens from 6-8pm tonight at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. In this new body of work Ellen Heck continues her exploration of the societal fashioning and self-fashioning of female identity during childhood and early adolescence through play and costume.  Also showing are Shigeki Tomura’s recent drypoints, watercolors and drawings, Harold E. Keeler’s selections from his Seattle period and a group of posters from modern masters. Shown at the left: Children of Giants: City Pieces.



“Hooked on a Feeling” marks graffiti icon Vic20’s first solo exhibition at the Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street. The show, which opens from 5-9pm, transforms  his notoriety in the graffiti world to works on canvases and paper in the gallery.



Will Robinson, a seasoned stone sculptor with an exhibition history spanning over two decades, opens a show called “Resonance” from  6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery,  220 Third Avenue S. The  new works showcase Will’s innate relationship with nature. He showcases a unique pairing of hard objects transformed by soft lines, shapes, and leather-like textures.



CaptureFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with “Why We Do What We Do Wappa Do.” The show premiers  France’s Jean-Marc Calvet, Spain’s Gonzalo Martin-Caleo, USA’s Barry Johnson and Cyprus/UK’s Yorgos Papadopoulos. Also featured is work by Jane Burton, Angela Bern Castagnola, Lyle Carbajal, Jay Kelly, Mark T. Smith, Elise Wagner. The show runs through August 31. Shown at the right: The Conversation by Barry Johnson.



On view through August 2, Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S.,  opens from 6-8pm with a new member exhibition featuring the work of Susan Gans, Ian Macleod and Gregory Pierce.



Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is showcasing two and three-dimensional works by Ruth Borgenicht, Andrée Carter, David Hytone, and Mike Moran in a group show through August 2. The opening is tonight from 6-8pm.



HallspassovHall Spassov Gallery, also located in Bellevue, makes its Seattle debut at 319 3rd. Avenue South  in Pioneer Square, with “User Profile” opening from 5-8pm. The show draws artworks from over twenty-five artists from as far away as Barcelona and Iran and as near as Seattle. Among the featured artists are Robert Chapman, assistant to Willem de Kooning for the last decade of the famed painter’s life, and Jeff Peters, whose work is included in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. Also exhibiting is Cheryl Ekstrom, a celebrated sculptor and recent recipient of the Inspiration Grant, as well as Northwest artists Francesca Sundsten and Alicia Tormey. Shown at the left: Jeff Peters, Nature Is Unaware Of Justice.



Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington, opens from –8pm with “Then and Now, From Film to Pixel,”  featuring work by Susie Howell.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is featuring “Summer School: Recognizing Teaching Artists” through August 31. The exhibition features Emily Wood, Gary Nisbet, John Lysak, Karen Kosoglad, Kent Lovelace, Mitchell Albala, Terry Furchgott, and Thomas Wood. This two-month group show of painters and printmakers is highlighted with their demonstrations and workshops on nearly every Saturday in July and August in an effort to foster education in the arts, encourage active viewer participation, and build community awareness. It opens with a reception for the artists from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: left to right, top to bottom: Karen Kosoglad, Mitchell Albala, Terry Furchgott, Gary Nisbet, Lois Silver, Thomas Wood, John Lysak, Emily Wood, Kent Lovelace.


In her debut at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S.,  Carolyn Hopkins will be presenting new drawings, sculptures and video work made during a recent residency on Blue Lake in Central Oregon. This body of water is tucked between mountainsides in a terrain that was the site of a recent forest fire. On view through August 2, the show opens from 5-8pm.



stoningtonThe Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Raven Skyriver: Descent.”  Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) returns to Stonington Gallery after a stellar year. This young glass maestro participated in residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, stints blowing at PRATT Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and received huge attention at the annual Pilchuck Auction. Skyriver’s work was also recently seen overseas in the Ebeltoft Glasmuseet, Denmark, as part of an international group exhibition of glass artists. The show runs through July 26. Shown at the left: Detail of "Flux" by Raven Skyriver (Tlingit).



traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  presents “Considering Design,”  a special exhibition featuring the work of five Seattle area artists who are each in their own way designing objects of beauty and use. With a focus on both function and form, and an interest in integrating analog and technological methodologies, these five independent artists create objects permeated with emotion and meaning – they are at times irreverent, at times poetic, and at times pure, classical, and formal. Featuring works by Granite Calimpong, Erich Ginder, John Hogan, Carlo Parriotti and Dick Weiss. Also showing is “New Works” by Davide Salvadore. The shows, on view through August 3, open from 5-8pm. Shown at the right by Granite Calimpong.

Ceramics and Basketry, Together at Last!– at Good Earth

goodearthGood Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, introduces their new show for the month of July, “Ceramics and Basketry, Together at Last!.” Renowned local duo, Larry Richmond and Peggy Kondo are the featured artists who bring the mediums together with Larry’s ceramics and Peggy’s weavings. Meet the artists at an opening reception July 5, 1-4pm.

Summer is Hopping In at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineimpFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle, is featuring “birds and bugs,” and the beautiful, detailed scientific art that catalogued flora and fauna in the 18th and 19th centuries. Shown: Grasshopper, an 1802 hand-colored engraving by Edward Donovan, from “The Natural History of British Insects.”

Third Saturday Art Walk in Friday Harbor June 21 from 4-8pm

arcticrvenArctic Raven, 130 First Street, ​ The gallery features a collection of Northwest Coast Indian masks, wood carvings and prints including  artists of the Coast Salish, Kwaguilth, and Makah nations as well as the more northern Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian. Shown at the left: ​Walrus by Brandon Oseuk.



gallery9Gallery 9, 60 First Street, ​​. Represents a variety of artists from the San Juan Islands working in all mediums. Currently showing, through July 13, are original watercolors by Orcas Island artist James Hardman. Shown at the right: Land’s End (detail).



Island Studios 270 Spring Street, ​​. The gallery offers a large collection of paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, glasswork, sculptures, textiles, pottery, books and music.



waterworksWaterWorks Gallery , 315 Argyle Ave. A show featuring  Janis Miltenberger and Michel Dickter is on view through July 5.  Miltenberger’s work features flame-worked, blown and painted glass while Dickter’s work is  mixed media paintings. ​



And the newest member, of the Friday Harbor galleries is Ogle Fine Art Studio, 180 First Street. The gallery features wood carvings, watercolor paintings and abstract acrylic paintings, as well as co-owner  Janie Ogle’s  hand-painted silk scarves

Deep Pulls at Ltd. Art Gallery opening June 20

ltd“Deep Pulls,” a look into the childhood of some of the Northwest’s top screen printers, opens in a reception from 7-11pm on June 20 at the Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike Street. The show runs through July 13. Ltd. Art Gallery presents a new art show dedicated to  memories of pop culture icons and Seattle’s screen printing scene. Featured are artists: Barry Blankenship, Trevor Basset, Aaron Bloom, Frida Clements, Mike Klay, and Derek Vander Griend’

Edmonds Art Walk June 19 5-8pm

colegallery"A Life at Sea" with Edmonds Artist Pamela Harold, is currently showing at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S.,  through July 16.  Also showing, through July 7,  is the work of Jeff White, who will give an artist demo and discussion on June 27 from 6-8:30pm. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and wine. Shown: Golden Hour by Jeff White.



gallerynorth“Up in the Northwest/Down on the Baja,” a solo show featuring work by Jolyn Wells-Moran, is on view at Gallery North, 401 Main Street. Landscape painter Jolyn Wells-Moran explores the contrasts between the Pacific Northwest and the Baja peninsula in this month’s featured show. Running through June 30, the gallery will sponsor an opening reception during the art walk.

Extasia Show at Crackerjack June 20–June 30

crackerjCrackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. Street in the Wallingford Center in Seattle, extends an invitation to all to a special reception on June 20 from 2-7pm to see the newest in art jewelry from Extasia. The show runs through June 30.

Visionaries of the Pacific Northwest Revisited

Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 9th. Avenue and Lenora in Seattle, showcases “The Visionaries of the Pacific Northwest Revisited,” important works from the Northwest Masters Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey,  through August 30. A reception for the show is June 19 from 5:30-8:30pm. The historical exhibition celebrates and pays homage to the "Golden Era of Northwest Art" by the "Big Four," and coincides with the exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, "Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical" (June – September 2014). Also, on display are the works of William Cumming, Paul Horiuchi, Leo Kenney, Alden Mason, and George Tsutakawa.

Miltenberger and Dickter at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

waterworksWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor, invites the public to a reception June 14 from 4-7pm for Janis Miltenberger and Michel Dickter. On view through July 5, Miltenberger’s work features flame-worked, blown and painted glass while Dickter’s work is  mixed media paintings.

Urban Explorers at SAM Gallery

samgalleryOn view through July 20 at the SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental, located in the downtown Seattle Art Museum, is “Uban Explorers: Kate Protage and Dan Hawkins.” Dan Hawkins’ new photographs, well known for his photography of  urban, decaying city centers, often deal with memory and decay by depicting empty houses, discarded water towers, chemical factories, crumbling hotels, and a number of derelict mental hospitals and jails. Protage creates her moody urban landscapes by photographing the city at night and transforming the image into an oil painting.