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Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim and “Autumn Light”

bluewholeThe September exhibit, opening September 4 from 5-8pm,  at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim is “Autumn Light” featuring Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter.  They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest.  Shown: Leather Look by Debbie Cain.

Anacortes First Friday Gallery Walk 6-9pm


The Gallery Walk is Friday, September 4 from 6 – 9 pm, on Labor Day Weekend.


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

GRAND OPENING! Industrious Industries, KP Studios and Portal Coffee & Tea, team up to bring you the A.C.M.E. Creative Space opening Sept 4.  A.C.M.E. will be showing "Forest for the Trees" – a mixed media exhibit by international artist Joseph Rossano. The exhibit explores the connections between humanity, forests and those species dependent on both for their survival.


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

You are invited to a special show of Bead Embroidered Jewelry from local talent, Jane Fleshman.  As an award winning artist, Jane creates one of a kind, ornate bead embroidered cuffs, neckpieces, and collars with a distinctive style.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers continues their art show called “Inspired by Nature” featuring famed Northwest artist Philip McCracken, showing his graphic works; young phenomenal wood sculptor Peregrine O’Gormley, featuring his masterful carving of native wood into animal forms; and new sculptured gemstone jewelry by Douglas Burton.  Refreshments will be served.

601 O Ave., Fidalgo Island Chiropractic (New Merchant)

See unique and colorful hardwood mosaics created by Matthew Gifford DDS. Thousands of unstained wood pieces are used to create his  artwork.  Located at the offices of Matthew Gifford DDS and Cameron Bigge DC.  Refreshments will be served.


scott420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes back the Northwest Pastel Society’s Signature Member Group.  Dozens of Signature Members will present pastels in all forms: landscapes, seascapes, floral, figurative, abstract and mixed media. We are also delighted to be the new home of work by Anacortes artist, Lanny Bergner. Lanny will have a selection of his new glass tables on hand in addition to pieces of his wire weaving forms .Shown at the left: Skagit River at Lyman by Christine Troyer .


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic will be featuring art by Caroline Garland. Caroline Garland is an award winning artist of Washington and Alaska, creating works in oil, acrylic, and pastel that reflect her appreciation of the beauty of the landscape. She pushes the limits of style to show old subjects in a new light. Her works are evocative and energizing.

419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa  (2nd floor of Majestic)

The Apothecary Spa  features Cherie Donovan-Smith as the September artist.  Cherie paints vibrant, celebratory images of women and creates whimsical felted objects.  She also creates "Characters" for her own line of cards.


611 R Ave. The Depot Gallery

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents The FIQ Art Quilt Guild, Friday, September 4, 6-9 pm and Saturday, September 5, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. They feature the fiber wall art of local Fidalgo Island Quilters’ Art Quilt Guild.

Seattle First Thursday in September

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 2nd Avenue,  opens from 5-8pm with “Soothsayer,” featuring Kymia Nawabi’s first west coast exhibition. In this exhibition Nawabi sustains themes that she began exploring during her Brooklyn Museum solo show “Not For Long My Forlorn” (2011-2012)-centered around a hyper-awareness of mortality. Nawabi’s work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Contemporary Art Museum (Raleigh, NC), Queens Museum and the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Shown at the  left: The Future.



artexchange“Mythos: Cultural Narratives and Personal Mythologies” opens at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S.,  from 5-8pm. Three artists,  Martha Shade, Alla Goniodsky and William Hernandez, weave visual narratives from cultural heritage, folk stories and social issues to create mythologies for the modern era. Shown: The Last Party by Alla Goniodsky.



Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm with “90 Years in Reflection,” featuring works by James Lee Hansen. Hansen is a master sculptor whose career began during WWII and has since grown to define the unique genius of Northwest art.



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with four exhibitions. Donald Fels collects his material from the many traditional paper posters and announcements found lining the streets of Southern Europe and India. He repurposes the patterns and imagery from the paper to create compelling abstract collages with an aura of far-off places. Max Steele, an architect, turns his formal training in line, composition and structure to everyday scenes through photography. Mio Asahi is one of a folklore all her own. The imagery is that of powerful women who can call the wind and tame dragons; reminiscent of stories of an unknown world.. Azumi Takeda’s masterful use of etching and aquatint is matched by her sharp and intimate commentary on our modern lives. Shown: Red Writing by Donald Fels.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue, presents a solo exhibition by Seattle area sculptor, Paul Vexler.  He has received large scale commissions nationally and is in both the Seattle University and Washington State University permanent art collections. He is currently on exhibit for the next year at the Boise Art Museum.



Susan Gans and David Traylor, currently showing at Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S.,present a visual chronicle of Union Street. Through photography and drawings, they explore the idea of "place" and map how this urban landscape reflects Seattle’s social, cultural and economic changes from Elliott Bay to Lake Washington.



Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with two exhibits: “Peter Millett: Non-congruent,” and  “Jody Isaacson Collections: Continuum (Part One).” Isaacson’s new body of work is a systematic examination of loss and living, an assessment of those who have contributed to her own life and a recognition of the value and limits of memory. Millett builds his modular, mostly vertically oriented sculptures from a few simple shapes stacked and carefully fitted together.



Linda Hodges Gallery,  316 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with Susan Bennerstrom’s “Odyssey.” The paintings demonstrate her strong connection to the American tradition of Hopper, Benton, Wood, and O’Keefe as well as to modern photography. Also exhibiting  are new prints of Vashon Island photographer John Anderson.



CaptureLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Jeffrey Palladini, On Infinite Repeat”  and “John Lysak, Summer Blues (and other colors).” The solo exhibitions  portray two approaches to narrative figuration; Palladini presents conceptually-driven works on wood, while Lysak offers soft and dreamy watercolors with expressionistic undercurrents. Palladini has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including shows in Miami, New York, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Paris. He studied art at California State University, Long Beach and continued his studies in Florence, Italy.  His work is included in numerous private and corporate collections. Lysak was a Master Printer from 1988 to 1995 at Stone Press Editions in Seattle where he helped edition regionally and internationally known artists. Shown: A Gradual Descent by Jeffrey Palladini.

stonington“The Landscape Beckons: Nikki McClure, Thomas Stream, Joan Tenenbaum,” opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. . Each works in minute detail: whether by cutting paper, painting miniscule dots and swirls, or firing sand and wires to make scenes in glass. Tenenbaum (Non-Indigenous) presents new fine art jewelry in cloisonne and silver that celebrate birds and the places they inhabit. McClure (Non-Indigenous) is well-known for her calendars, books and paper goods that feature her beautiful cut-paper scenes. Stream (Sun’aq Aleut) has long been inspired and haunted by a tragic true story of colonization and greed from Unga Island, AK. in the late 1700’s. Shown: Nikki McClure, Intuit.



traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Lino.” For glass collectors the name Lino needs no further explanation. Virtuosic innovator, technical master, generous teacher and mentor; there are few artists that have achieved the magnitude of influence and inspiration as Maestro Lino Tagliapietra. His prestigious awards and museum exhibitions are too numerous to mention. The show runs through September 26. Shown at the right: Fuji.


The grand opening of the Treason Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S., takes place from 6-8pm. Featured in the gallery’s first exhibit is Eryn Boone.

Renato Muccillo Opens Today at Howard/Mandville

howardOpening today at 5:30pm is a reception for a show featuring new paintings  by Renato Muccillo at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. The show, “Sanctuary,” runs until September 20. Shown: Tower.

Third Thursday Art Walk 5-8pm in Edmonds August 20

“Selected Offerings from the Great Pacific Northwest,” featuring work by Mark Boyle, opens at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th Avenue S., in a champagne and dessert reception from 5-8pm. The show runs through September 21.


gallerynorthThe sixth annual Beauty of the Northwest Invitational Exhibit is currently showing  at Gallery North at 401 Main Street in downtown Edmonds. This year’s show features the work of over 30 Northwest artists and is open to the public through August 29. The gallery will be open for the Third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm.



zincChelsea Ryoko Wong’s "Am I in a Trance, Stranger?" show is on view  through September 14 at Zinc Art + Interiors ,102 3rd. Avenue S., with an opening night soiree on August 20 from 5-8 during the Edmonds Art & Wine Walk. Wong explores traveling, the dream-like state of being in another place, and what happens to memories once we return home delving into both fact and fiction, which happens to remembered moments once space and time have passed. Shown at the right: Recess.

50 Shade of Clay at Good Earth Pottery in Bellingham

goodearth“50 Shades of Clay”, featuring work by Isaac Howard opens today in a reception from 3-6pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. Soda-fired ceramic surfaces by the artist  are featured throughout August.   Meet the artist at a reception on August 15 from 3-6pm.

Magnificent Landscapes from Tim Schumm at the Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor Through August 30

waterShowing through August 30 at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is “The Magnificent Landscape,” Tim Schumm’s new work. Honoring the vastness of scale, Tim’s portrayal of the Northwest landscape is intimate and human in  scale. The viewpoints of the rocky shore, the sea at low tide, and the sun glinting off the Douglas fir trees at dawn are the subjects for his brushes and paints. The reception for the show is August 15 from 4:30-7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Shown: Low Tide.

Group Exhibit at Childhood’s End in Olympia through Sept 25

childhoodOn view through September 26 at the Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 W. 4th Avenue W. in Olympia, is a group exhibit. The featured artists are Barbara Noonan’s pastels, J. Nelson’s marquetry mirrors, Chris Maynard’s feather art and Yoshiko Yamamoto’s block prints. Shown: by Barbara Noonan.

Flaherty and Blumhagen at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodThis  August woodwork by Michael Flaherty and fine art by Francy Blumhagen are showing at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. Michael, with a long history of ingenious designs, has been focusing on hand-crafted ukuleles for the last several years. He has several underway using rosewood, mango, and koa, as well as fiddleback maple from our own area. Blumhagen has been painting professionally for 30 years, and her work involves many media including block prints, collage, and woodcuts. Meet the artists from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday August 15. Shown: Saw Whet Owl by Francy Blumhagen

New Gallery, Dendroica, Opens in Seattle

Dendroica Gallery,  1718 A E Olive Way in Seattle, opens today. The gallery has a starting roster of 12 local and national artists, showing a wide variety of art from sculpture to collage, from of-the-moment projection art to cartoons. Work from these artists will be shown from August 13 – September 8.

Beaches in August and Dogs at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineimpfineimpdogFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE in Seattle, always has the seasons in mind for their exhibits. Since a lot of people vacation in August, they’re showing French graphic designer Bernard Villemot who specialized in bold advertisements like this lithograph for seaside resorts in France from 1955. But, did you know that August 26 is National Dog Day? Normally, I only post one image per press release, but, since I’m a major dog lover, I decided to also include this embossed, chromolithograph postcard printed in Germany. Notice how the portrait style shows off the floppy hairdo and mustache of the white pup. 

Mathie + Gumpert Exhibition Party at Howard/Mandville Aug 14

howardmathieDrop by the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, on Friday, August 14 from 6 – 8 pm for a special exhibition party at the gallery celebrating the closing of the Christopher Mathie + Chuck Gumpert show.

Arrabito and Schwippert Artists of the Year at Schack

schack 2Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue N. in Everett, is honoring photographer James Arrabito as an Artist of the Year for 2015. He shares this honor with sculptor Verena Schwippert. A special reception  will be held August 13 from 5-8pm for their combined exhibit, "Vibrant Matter," which will be on view in the Schack’s main gallery through September 19. The 2015 Art Advocate of the Year, Lloyd Weller, and the 2014, Volunteer of the Year, Susie Howell, are also being honored during this exhibit opening. Shown: Fine Lace, James Arrabito

Astronaut’s Painting Showing at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarflagThe Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE,  is hosting a special  exhibit of the historic painting, President Kennedy’s Vision by Astronaut, Captain Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon. The subject of the painting is  Armstrong and Aldrin Planting  the US Flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969. Since retiring from NASA in 1981, Bean has been expressing his experiences in space artistically. The painting will be shown from August 12 through October 10.

Dream in Color at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery August 12

gunnarA show featuring the newest works of Brad Caplis called “To Dream in Color,” opens August 12 in a reception from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. The show runs through September 5. The well-known Washington artist has had his work exhibited in the governor’s mansion in Olympia.