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Saia and Lane open at Howard/Mandville this weekend

howardTeresa Saia and Tracey Lane open a new two-person show on view through May 10 at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lake in Kirkland. The opening reception is from 5-7pm on April 25. Shown: Emerald Eve  by Teresa Saia 

So Fine opens April 22 at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery  presents  a special reception and artist lecture on April 22 fro 5-6:30 pm in honor of their new exhibition, “So Fine.” On view through May 12, the work in the show turns the idea of traditional fine jewelry on its head. The focus is on re-invention-finery re-explored, all expressed in the artists’ own terms. Featured artists: Nanz Aalund, Petra Class, Nancy Mēgan Corwin, Maggie Davidson, April Higashi, Maya Kini, Mary Lee Hu, Linda Kindler Priest, and Todd Pownell.  Shown at the right  by Todd Pownell.

Revolutions Unseen: Walter Quirt special exhibition at Frederick Holmes from April 18–May 31

frederickFrederick Holmes And Company Gallery of Modern & Contemporary Art, 309 Occidental Avenue S. in Seattle, in cooperation With Wilson Art Service invites all to view a special showing of “Revolutions  Unseen.” The exhibition, on view from April 18 – May 31 includes work from the estate of Walter Quirt (1902 – 1968) who is seen as one of America’s seminal modernist painters. Walter Quirt’s work can currently be found in over 24 permanent collections including MoMA(NY); MoMA(SF), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, deYoung Museum of Art, and The Henry Art Gallery /UW, Seattle. (Disintegration – c.1937). A private reception will be on Saturday, May 2 from 6:00-9:00 pm featuring a discussion with Travis Wilson, Researcher & Exhibition Curator, and other special guests. 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".

Check out the Edmonds Art Walk on April 16 from 5-8pm

Below are two gallery openings,although there are more galleries than I have listed here,  but the whole town of Edmonds gears up for the arts during the Edmonds Art Walk.



Why pastel on copper?  Amanda Houston originally began using copper as a base for her paintings when she discovered discarded copper, plating from her husband’s construction work.  Giving them a good sanding and painting on a pastel ground, she was able to create a unique surface where the copper sparkled through the chalk pastel.  See her work at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue from 5-8pm during the Edmonds Art Walk. 



galnorth"Trails and Tails,” featuring artist Susan Swapp’s  natural scenes and animals from her travels, is currently showing at Gallery North, 401 Main Street. The artist recreates many of the trails she has experienced on her journeys and the animals she has encountered along the way. She has work in several galleries and businesses throughout the state. Her work is published in the 2nd edition of the book, Artists of the West. See her work during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm.

Mourning Lincoln at Fine Impressions

fineimpFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle, remembers  the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination this month. They  take a glimpse into the past with  wood engravings and photogravures from “Harper’s Weekly” and Frank Leslie’s “Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War” as they chronicled the grief and sorrow that captured the nation.

Historic Downtown Poulsbo Artwalk April 11 from 5-8pm

Take either  the Kingston Ferry in Edmonds or the Bainbridge Ferry in downtown Seattle, and spend tomorrow night in the lovely community of Poulsbo. I’ve only listed the openings of three galleries here, but there are about nine of them in town, plus loads of restaurants and a beautiful park on Hood Canal.



carriegollerDuring the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Second Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm on April 11, the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, celebrates a one-year anniversary. The special reception features paintings, sculpture and jewelry by gallery artists, who will all be present, plus hors d’oeuvres from a caterer, live music and Sogno di Vino wines. Shown: Pacifique by Carrie Goller.




frontstreetApril at Front Street Gallery, 11881 Front Street, presents “Ancestral Memories,” featuring the paintings of Joseph Fourbears and basketry by Annette Fourbears. The husband and wife artists interpret the beauty and mystery of the Neolithic era  based on ancient cave paintings and weaving design. The show  opens Saturday April 11, as part of Historic Downtown Poulsbo  Second Saturday ArtWalk  from 5-8 pm, and runs through May 4. Shown at the left: one of the pieces by Joseph Fourbears.




verkstedArtists of the month at the Verksted Gallery, 18937 Front Street, are Richard Ashton ad Susan Norman. Ashton designs jewelry from incorporating natural materials, and Norman’s oil painting reflect the whimsical. The opening for the show is during the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Second Saturday Artwalk, but the gallery will also celebrate 28 years of business on April 18. Shown at the right: by Susan Norman.

Mainframe showcases Kent Anderson Butler’s new work

mainframeLA based artist Kent Anderson Butler presents a new series of images documenting a small community in post-industrial Georgia at Mainframe, 5628 Airport Way S., through May 9. An abandoned one million square foot former Fruit of the Loom  facility provides the setting for Butler’s “absent portraits.”  Sacred Encounters presents 14 sublimation prints mounted on aluminum. Butler has exhibited widely from LA to NY and internationally including Florence, Italy and the Netherlands. The exhibit opens Saturday April 11 with a reception for the artist from 6pm to 9pm as part of the 2nd Saturday Georgetown Art Attack.

Billy Davis show opens 7pm April 10 at Sticks and Stones

“Royal Jelly: Figure and Landscape Paintings”  by Billy Davis opens April 10 in an artist reception at 7pm at the Sticks and Stones Gallery located in Ballard at 5402 22nd Ave NW. The show runs through May 8

7th Annual Rising Stars at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery

northwestwoodNorthwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue, is having a special celebration and wine tasting April 10 from 6-9pm to celebrate the opening of their “7th Annual Rising Star Furniture Makers.” This annual show highlights inspirational studio furniture designs from the region’s newest generation of talented woodworking artists.  Juried by a member panel, Rising Stars presents the best of what’s new in distinctive northwest furniture. Join us to experience the unique materials and architectural approaches of these debuting artists.

New exhibit opens tonight at Ryan James Fine Arts

“cARTography: Personal Metaphors and Mindful Maps,” is on view at Ryan James Fine Arts, 11905 124th. Avenue NE in Kirkland, through May 30. The exhibition includes over 40 local, national and international artists who use maps or the language of mapping in their work. The opening reception is  April 9 from 5-10pm. A variety of media is represented in the show including paintings, drawings, prints, textile art, hand-made books and sculpture.

Mark Skullerud exhibit at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery April 8

gunnar“Mountains to Sound,” fusion landscapes by Mark Skullerud, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery , 800 Bellevue Way NE. April 8. A reception with the artist is from 6-8pm. When Skullerud left the industrial design studios of Walter Dorwin Teague in 1982, where he worked as an architectural illustrator,  he applied his rigorous training to the depiction of other things that did not yet exist – the “what if” scenarios of science fiction.  Winning a regional Best of Show award in his first competition in 1983, He went on to garner further recognition in Boston, and cities in the west such as Seattle and Portland. His works now span the gamut from impressionism to abstract graphic works. The show runs through May 9.

Madie Klusmire’s work on view at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth“Hens, Hops & Blossoms” featuring the decorated handmade wares of Madie Klusmire for April at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham.  Meet the artist at the opening reception on April 4th from 3-6pm.

Dale Lindman and Robert Maki open new show at Prographica Gallery on April 4 in a reception from 2–4pm

prographicaNorman Lundin, owner of the Prographica Gallery,  presents work by Dale Lindman and Robert Maki in a two-person show opening  Saturday April 4 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and continues through May 2. Prographica is located at 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood. Lindman studied at the University of Washington (MFA 1982) and Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (MA 1975, BA 1974). Recently his work was featured in two solo shows at Francine Seders Gallery (2013, 2012), I-5 Connects at Koplin Del Rio Gallery (2013), and Artists from Prographica at the Bellevue College Gallery (2013) as well as several shows at Prographica, most recently The Landscape Evoked in 2013. Lindman’s work is in the collections of Microsoft, Boeing, Neiman Marcus, The Morris Graves Foundation, and Swedish Hospital of Seattle among others. Maki’s work is in the collections of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; the Seattle Art Museum; the Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; the Kemper Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; the Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, Washington; Western Washington University Drawing Collection; 4Culture; City of Seattle; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington; and the Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, among others. Maki was the 2012 Washington State Governor’s Award in the Visual Arts recipient. Shown above: White Timaeus by Robert Maki.

Gitana’s Spring Collection at The Island Gallery

theisland“Gitana’s Spring Collection,” featuring new work from jewelry artist Agnes Seebass, opens April 3 in a reception from 6-8pm at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. Also featured in April  are Indigo textiles by Roland and Chinami Ricketts, new wood sculpture by Alan Vogel and Nathan Christopher and Lisa Wederquist’s paintings Peter Spencer and Friends will provide entertainment.

Shining through April at Blue Whole in Sequim

bluewholeArts shine through April showers at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Carol Janda, veteran painter, potter and teacher, and Janine Hegy, dynamic sculptor, working with wood, stone, metal and more. Their unique work in the front windows will take viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy.  Join the opening of the new exhibit, rain or shine.  Meet the artists on Friday April 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Shown: 2 Bird Ladies by Carol Janda.