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Inspired by Nature Opens at Blue Whole in Sequim

blueqgFeatured artists for the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129  W. Washington Street in Sequim, are Debbie Cain (gourd artist) and Joyce Volmut (sculptor).  They will showcase unique work in the front windows.  Debbie and Joyce create from what they see, feel, and imagine. Meet the artists July 1 from 5-8pm in a reception at the gallery. Shown: Indian Maiden by Debbie Cain.

First Friday on Bainbridge Island 6-8PM

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, opens for First Friday with “Here and There,” paintings by Claudia McKinstry.  McKinstry calls her paintings “a visual story, about what we see every day and either ignore or take for granted.” Also featured is “Brian Watson: So lose So Far.” Wood sculptor Brian Watson presents a large and exquisite family of vessels carved from a single apple tree that was planted on the shores of Hood Canal decades ago. Shown: Claudia McKinstry, Monet’s Window.



theislandgalleryThe Island Gallery,  400 Winslow Way, opens for the art walk with “Dialogues in Fiber.”  Featured are Suzanne Hubbard’s weavings and  Tom Johnson’s  geometric fiber sculpture. In Concert on the Plaza: Jon Crane and Abraham Neuwelt  Rainforest Journey will entertain. Shown at the right: Planting the Thread by Suzanne Hubbard. Photo by Rick Dahms.

Anacortes First Friday Artwalk in July


The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, July 1 from 6 – 9 pm.


705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces 

ACME Creative Space will welcome new works from local Anacortes artists Luke and Hannah Honey.  This exhibition will include original lithograph prints, abstract colored pencil renderings, and mixed media paintings on natural and unnatural mediums.


604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts  (New Location)

Enjoy our NEW Artists, new works, and a much larger Gallery and art supplies space. We feature: Ebba Krarup, Fused Glass;  Gus Gusanko, Drawings & Prints of Loki – Viking humor;  Sue Raymond, Ceramic Critters;  Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics;  Suzanne Powers, Oils, Jacqueline DeGavia, Oils, Watercolors;  and many more.


1008 5th Street, THink Tiny Gallery 

THink Tiny Gallery is a Works on Paper Gallery specializing in Photography (digital, traditional, and piezography) and Fine Art Prints (intaglio, lithography and relief). In July we will show photographs and fine art prints from the studio’s collection.



scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery is hosting a juried show called “Little Gems” with 70 pieces from the Washington Plein Air Painting Group. Come see the various styles of work by artists painting on location throughout our state and beyond and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Shown: Beach at Marlyn Nelson Park by Jim Lamb.



419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

Pat started painting in the early seventies – at first watercolors and then acrylics, which she favors now. Painting became her passion along with gardening. For many years Pat painted mostly florals and landscapes and gradually grew into some abstract work.


404 Commercial Ave., PDA Marketing Group

PDA Marketing Group welcomes local photography artists Connie Coblantz and Eddie Murdock featuring musical guests TJ Fantini and Friends for a special night of "Butterflies & Borealis!"  Connie Coblantz takes you on a magical journey through the garden. Specializing in butterfly, floral, and landscape photography, Eddie Murdock presents his spectacular collection of Aurora Borealis scenes taken in Anacortes.  A self-taught artist, Eddie is dedicated to capturing images for people to see the world through his eyes.

Debbie Daniels​ and ​Cathy Schoenberg at Waterworks

wwaterOpening in a reception today from 4-7 pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, are recent oil paintings by Debbie Daniels​ and ​Cathy Schoenberg. Daniels  turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides her impetus to paint. Schoenberg, after many years of painting woman at work, woman with their cats and flowers, and woman in repose, is now drawing her inspiration from the natural world of flora and foliage. Her paintings of flowers play with the abstracted aspects of the natural world. The show runs through July 9. Shown: Schoenberg at work.

Edmonds Arts Festival Celebrates 59 Years June 17 – 19

edmondsartsfestivalThis fun-filled community event that the whole family can enjoy takes place June 17-19. The Edmonds Arts Festival offers a variety of activities including artist booths, juried art galleries, an amphitheater with live entertainment, food courts, a student art exhibit, kids crafts, and more. Shuttle bus service and admission are free. Find out more at Friday and Saturday 10 am–8 pm, Sunday 10 am–6 pm, 700 Main Street, Edmonds.

Good Earth Pottery Features Flora & Fauna at the Annual Fairhaven Solstice Walk on June 17 From 5-8 PM

goodearthJune brings “Flora & Fauna,” works by featured artists Clovy Tsuchiya & Jordan Jones who create complementary soda-fired pottery, to Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham.  Unifying themes of color and nature run through their work, but each clearly expresses her unique creative voice. Their work will fill the front of the gallery through June and you can meet the artists during the Annual Fairhaven Solstice Walk on June 17, from 5-8pm. Over 19 Fairhaven venues will be open late with special features to celebrate the start of summer.

Third Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds From 5-8 PM

cascadiaOn view through August 23 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, are two new exhibitions: “Against The Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira,” and “Northwest Photography at Mid-Century.” Shown: John Matsudaira (1922-2007)  First Snow, 1959, Oil on canvas 48 x 32" Collection of the Matsudaira Family



galnorth“Earth, Dust and Oil,” pottery by Melinda O’Malley and paintings by Leah Welch are featured in the art walk at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, and will be on view through June 30. Shown at the right: Need a Flower by Melinda O’Malley.



zincAn encore show by Alfred Harris opens during the art walk at Zinc Art , 102 3rd. Avenue S.. Harris’ May show with Zinc was his first solo exhibition with the gallery and also his first ever sold out showing.  Harris’ notable and highly graphic, in-depth mixed media pieces layer found paper, instinctive brushstrokes, and resin for methodical works of structure that also radiate an energetic spontaneity. His work can be found in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, as well as many corporate collections. Shown at the left: Cards on a Tray.

Intaglio Prints Featured at Fine Impressions In June

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, features an in-depth look at print making with an exploration of mezzotints and aquatints this month. Both part of the intaglio family, they are noted for a more painterly style with depth of color and shadow like this Cat by French artist Laurent Schkolnyk. Visit their homepage to learn more about the processes and see some examples from the collection.

Group Show This Month at Carrie Goller Gallery in Poulsbo

carrieCarrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo features a group show this month. Located in historic downtown Poulsbo, the gallery features a mix of contemporary fine art such as sculpture, art jewelry, mobiles and paintings – from small to large-scale, in a variety of media including oil, encaustic, egg tempera and mixed-media. Shown: Pacifique II by Carrie Goller.

Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim Celebrates 19 Years

bluewhole“Twenty Eight Shades of Blue,” a group show curated by Karin Anderson, is on view this month at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The gallery is also celebrating its 19th anniversary. The gallery now  enjoys 28 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fiber art, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry. Shown: Trio of Blue by Liz Harper (fused glass), Gregory Felando (ceramic vase), Jan Tatom (scarf)

Kathleen Faulkner Exhibit at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Nocturne,” an exhibition on view from June 15 – July 5 of new work by Kathleen Faulkner exploring visions of the night. Incorporating metalwork and oil pastel, Kathleen Faulkner’s jewelry captures nature in dreamlike landscapes and portraits. From metals, to scrimshaw, to oil pastel, Kathleen Faulkner is versed in and combines many materials. She began her work in metals after an apprenticeship with Northwest metalsmith Lois Bertolino in the 1980’s. She exhibits drawings, paintings and jewelry. Shown: Starlight.

Renato Muccillo New Work at Howard/Mandville June 11

howardOpening June 11 from 5-7pm at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is “Expressions of Nature,” new paintings by Renato Muccillo. A member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), he received three awards in 2003 at juried shows hosted by the organization. At the Changing Light show, he was awarded both a People’s Choice Award and an Award of Excellence. The artist also won an Award of Excellence at Altered States, the federation’s abstract art exhibit. The show runs through July 10. Shown: Valley Fires.

Lori-ann Latremouille Exhibit Opens June 8 at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue from 6-8pm

gunnarThe Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, presents the newest works by Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille in an opening reception at the gallery on June 8 from 6-8pm. This new exhibit, on view through July 9, is titled “Poetic Vision ” reflecting her newest medium of acrylic on wood panels."Poetic Vision" explores the lunar influence on the conception of new thoughts and ideas. The moon is a powerful heavenly body of reflective light long associated with femininity, creativity, growth, and the germination of life. Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe  and Canada. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.

Gallery Mack Owner Passes Away

Barbara MackBarbara Mack Keith (1933-2016), co-owner of one of the five oldest galleries in town, Gallery Mack at the north end of the Pike Place Market in Seattle,  died May 26 after a brief illness. She leaves behind her life partner of 41 years, Michael Peterson, four children, 11 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.


It’s been my pleasure to have known her since 1988. Barbara was much more than a loyal advertiser in Art Guide Northwest – she was a friend through thick and through thin. We shared many confidences over the years as we weathered the ups and downs of the economy and both experienced the loss of a child. Through the years Barbara’s hard work, determination, generosity, loyalty and integrity kept the doors open. She could be seen walking to the gallery every day, and continued working to the end. She was truly a woman of substance.


Michael pretty much sums it up as he says, “ Loving Barbara came to me as easy as the sun gives heat and light. For over forty years I have had the privilege of her essence and presence in my life, and I am TRULY thankful for that! With the power of all of those cherished moments and that grand influence, comes the hardest challenge I will ever face and that is the fact of losing her.”


In lieu of flowers please direct donations in her memory to: Pediatric Interim Care Center, Kent, WA or Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) Foundation, Seattle, WA.

The Word Is at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

fourthFourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, invites all to an  artist reception June 3 during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk between 6pm – 9pm. Artists have been incorporating the written word in their work since the beginnings of human history. “The Word is…” , the June show, celebrates the work of participating artists Suzie Beringer, Aritas, Jean Ferrier, Laura Norton, and Christy Schroeder. These ladies are  illustrative calligraphers and artists who utilize the written word in their work.