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First Friday Openings Around Puget Sound

bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim featured artists of the month of August are Pam Walker, photographer and mixed media artist, and Steve Wry, ceramic artist.  They will showcase innovative work in the front windows, expressing their love of nature.   While Pam presents the beauty of the peninsula, Steve’s whimsical creatures express rhythm and energy of August.  Shown at the right: Mixed media 1 by Pam Walker.



Burien Arts Gallery 826 SW 152 St. in Burien,  presents “Deciduous Sky”  featuring landscape artist Julie Devine.The show runs Aug. 5-Aug. 30. Meet Julie at the artist’s reception, Friday, Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery.



Sarah Kaye marks the conclusion of her residency at Pottery Northwest,  226 First Avenue in Seattle, with an exhibit of new” work entitled welcome, more than a feeling. The reception for the artist is from 6-8pm.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens “Don Tiller/Northwest Waters,” in a reception during the  Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm. Color, shape and line are elements in most visual art;  but Tiller has a singular approach, literally giving those elements a twist.  He extracts the essence of the landscape and creates unique adaptations. 



theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with “Pets on Parade,” a multimedia exhibit featuring painters, illustrators and sculptors. In concert on the plaza during the reception is the Anne Pell Jazz Trip.

Anacortes First Friday Gallery Walk and Art Fair


The Gallery Walk is Friday, August 7 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with the opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival taking place August 7-9. This is a huge art festival with hundreds of artists, music food, you name it. The festival takes over the entire town.


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

Classic Style and Company is featuring fiber artist, Gayle Johnson, this month.  From LaConner, Gayle designs and makes one-of-a-kind handbags using high-end fabrics and perfect detailing.  Come see her bags and other new handmade items at the new location.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers opens a new 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.  Libations will be served.


scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes back Kathy Hastings with a new collection of photo encaustic work, including the popular nautical and bird pieces.  Also showing are oils by Gerald Baron, photographs by David Lucas, acrylics by Cynthia Richards, photographs by Randy Dana and hanging fused glass work by Robin Larson. Show at the left: Randy’s Reds by Kathy Hastings.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn & Spa will be displaying work from artist Lyn Linder. During her years of custom design work, Lyn developed her unique style as an interior designer, combining light, shadow and color to bring an emotional connection to each room. She has carried that style into her artwork as she has emerged as a painter worth watching. The artist creates in an impressionistic style that conveys the simple beauty found all around us in the Northwest. In her work, everyday objects and scenes become inspiration for the viewer’s imagination.


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

The Apothecary Spa is showing a variety of work by regional artists.


314 Commercial Ave., H2O

We have Multi Media Jewelry Artist- Melinda Barnett, Heather Thompson-"Made By a Lefty Jewelry" and "Feather Bed Designs" of Lisa Rhoades.


611 R Ave. The Depot Arts Center Gallery 

Anacortes Arts Commission presents Poetry and Art at the Depot, August 7-9, featuring Skagit Artists. Join Skagit Artists Together and local poets, Judy Kleinberg, Nancy Pagh, Brian Strickland and more, during the weekend of the Anacortes Arts Festival. Friday, August 7th, Noon to 9:00 pm, Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, August 9th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.


100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Arts Festival  at the Port

The Anacortes Arts Festival Arts at the Port exhibition includes three distinct shows.   The Juried Exhibition features the work of 40 artists selected by Stefano Catalani, the Curator for the Bellevue Art Museum.   The Allen Family Focus Gallery is four regional artists invited by the Festival Fine Art Committee, and the Youth Art Exhibit includes K-12 artwork coordinated by the Museum of Northwest Art.  Housed at the Port warehouse, this show includes painting, photography, ceramic, fiber, glass, video, sculpture and installations.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk August 6 from 5 or 6-8pm

Most of the galleries are open from 5-8pm, although some open at 6pm. Depending on the crowds, you’ll find some of the galleries are also open later.


abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, presents “Bodies + Beings,” in a reception fro 5-8pm. On view through August 21, the exhibition focuses on figurative sculptures by an array of talented artists from across the country. The representational works explore the human and animal figure along with fantastical beings that bridge the gap between the real and surreal. Shown: Mazorca Installation by William Morris.



artxArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S.,  continues the two-month celebration of their  20th anniversary with a showcase highlighting the unique viewpoint the gallery adds to the landscape of Seattle’s arts and cultural community.on display is a rotating exhibition featuring regional artists represented by the gallery, exemplifying the diversity of media, viewpoints, and approaches to the theme of cultural exchange that the gallery has showcased throughout the past two decades. The reception is fro 5-8pm. Shown at the right: a mix of gallery artists.



Adrianne Smits and Travis Pond in “Wild at Heart,is on view through  August 29,  at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street.



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with “Mannerisms,” featuring Bruno Bruni, Karin Szekessy and Paul Wunderlich.  WUNDERLICH (German, 1927-2010) and BRUNI (Italian, b. 1935) both came to prominence in Hamburg in the 1960s and 1970s and are known for their mannerist elongation of the figure, particularly female nudes presented in a minimal context.  Karin SZEKESSY (German, b.1935) began her collaboration with Wunderlich in 1963 and the two worked side by side on artistic endeavors until Wunderlich’s death. Also featured is  “Defining Women.” The exhibition considers the roles of women in print media as subject, creator or both.



fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., is showcasing a group of gallery artists this month.  One of the artists, Martin Webb, is a highly acclaimed artist with numerous public commissions visible throughout the Bay Area, from Palo Alto to Napa. He is exclusively represented by Frederick Holmes.  Shown at the right: Red Fisherman by Martin Webb.



“I Taught Myself”, an exhibition looking at a large range of artists who, for various reasons of circumstance, are self-taught, is currently showing at the Greg Kucera Gallery,  212 3rd. Avenue S.  Showing concurrently is “Recent Drawings” by Gregory Blackstock.



Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington, features “Regatta,” work by David Jayne. Jayne studied under Alden Mason and other influential professors at the University of Washington.  His work is all about the color of surprise, layers of simple things and the not so obvious.



Showing this month at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is "On the Road."  The  group exhibition of Seattle-based artists: painters, sculptors, and photographers means many things to many people. Some are forced to use the road  daily for work; others use it for exploration and pleasure. Many see the road as a metaphor for freedom. From Gabe Fernandez’s Airstream to Tim Fowler’s large-scale motorcycle racer, the artwork in "On the Road" conjures up past memories and future possibilities. 



lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place  is showing a selection of oils, monotypes, and watercolors by the late Pacific Northwest artist, Royal Nebeker, in a tribute exhibition on view through August 30. Internationally recognized, his narrative painting and prints are autobiographical and dreamlike, with subject matter inspired by relationships, notions of national and sexual identities, the power of memory, music, and literature. Shown: Royal Nebeker, West.


Punch Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., is showing “"MOTHER// HOOD,” Shelly Leavens’ first solo exhibition – a satirical reflection on the folly of moving into a fixer-upper in South Seattle while holding a baby. Presented as a series of mixed media pieces, Leavens explores the new domestic and what it means to be a good neighbor.



SEASON  presents the group exhibition “SLOW ENHANCERS” at the  Platform Gallery 114 Third Avenue South, in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building. The opening reception  is from 6-8pm.



Colleen Maloney: “What on Earth,” opens from 5-8pm at the Shift Gallery,  312 S. Washington Street, and runs through August 29. Maloney’s monoprints reflect abstract satellite images she interprets through her art.



stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, moves the spotlight onto Santa Fe-based sculptor Hib Sabin in August. Working in juniper wood and limited edition bronzes, Sabin creates sculptures that distill the mystery, darkness and beauty of nature into tangible form. Sabin is inspired by shamanic traditions from around the world, as well as writing and philosophy from the 20th century. Shown at the right: The Return – Hib Sabin (Non-Indigenous)



traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents  “Einar and Jamex de la Torre:”Hyperkulturemia.” As the show title (inspired by a likely fictitious syndrome) suggests, this next exhibition at Traver by the outrageous sibling duo should be accompanied with the warning: Caution, artwork may cause rapid heartbeat, fainting, confusion, and hallucinations. Also showing is  Ethan Stern: “Crosscut.” Shown at the left: Einar and Jamex de la Torre,  Antwerp Tara.


Vetri, 1404 First Avenue, showcases Doug Randall’s solo show, “An Artful Life.” Known for his luminous kiln formed glass, this body of work embodies Randall’s spontaneous creative process and features styles from various points of his 40 year career. His work is collected internationally and shown regularly at ArtPalmBeach, SOFA Chicago, and Glass Weekend at Wheaton Arts.

Paul Allen Wants Billionaires to Collect Art in Seattle

Business Insider just wrote a big story yesterday about the Seattle Art Fair titled “Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is sponsoring a massive fair to get more tech billionaires interested in collecting art.”  Here’s hoping he brings collectors to Seattle’s galleries who don’t have a booth in the big venue at Century Link Field.

Tribute to Royal Nebeker at Lisa Harris Gallery

lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place  is showing a selection of oils, monotypes, and watercolors by the late Pacific Northwest artist, Royal Nebeker, in a tribute exhibition beginning July 30. Internationally recognized, his narrative painting and prints are autobiographical and dreamlike, with subject matter inspired by relationships, notions of national and sexual identities, the power of memory, music, and literature. Shown: Royal Nebeker, West.

Showcasing Matter of Material at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, presents “Matter of Material,” a group exhibition opening in a special reception and artist lectures  on July 22 at 4pm. From paper and wood to cement and meteorites, non-traditional jewelry materials are explored in unique bodies of work by nine artists: Matt Lambert, Kirk Lang, Jennifer Merchant, Gustav Reyes, Kait Rhoads, Checha Sokolovic, Cynthia Toops, Francesca Vitali, and Molly Aleza Vogel. Shown: Checha Sokolovic – ‘Bubblehead’ Ring in cement and stainless steel.

Wearable Art and Jewelry at Waterworks Through July 31

waterwA special show featuring wearable art and contemporary jewelry, curated by Micki Lippe, is showing at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, through July 31. Shown: Terri  Rau – Lampworked golden glass choker

Crackerjack Celebrates 29 Years

crackerCrackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th., is celebrating their 29th Anniversary through August 9.  In business since 1986, Crackerjack specializes in American crafts made by American artists. They also have a wide selection of Tintin collectibles.

Mathie/Gumpert Exhibition Opens July 18 at Howard/Mandville

howardWell-known artists Christopher Mathie and Chuck Gumpert open “Organic Tendency” at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lake in Kirkland, on July 18 in a reception from 5-7pm. On view through August 18, the show focuses on energetic movement, intense emotion, and suggestive shapes while  exploring the figure, landscape, and pure abstraction.  Although the duo has painted on their own canvases individually, they celebrate their work as a collaborative journey. Shown: Intimate Sketch of the Ocean III  by Christopher Mathie 

Ed Cornachio Photography at Gallery North in Edmonds

galnorth“Camera, Computer and EYE”, photography by Ed Cornachio is on view at allery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds. A reception for the artist takes place July 16 from 5-8pm during the Edmonds Art Walk. His imagery covers a broad range of subject matter, in both color and monochrome. Sometimes his images have a painterly quality, a result of computer enhancement. His exhibit at Gallery North includes both his older and newer photographs.

See Seattle Through Fine Impressions Gallery Local Artists

fineimpThis month Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, invites all to see Seattle through the eyes of local artists and show your neighborhood pride through the gallery Homepage. Shown are best of the city such as  this etching by Ed Aites entitled Queen Anne.

Second Saturday in July Art Walk in Poulsbo 5-8pm

carrieThe Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, introduces work by new gallery artist Patti Sgecci during the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm.  Sgecci is known for her playful mobiles and kinetic art sculptures.  Additionally, jewelry artist Charles Goller will be on-hand creating his unique custom crystal and gemstone pieces. Shown at the left: Patti Sgecci surrounded by her pieces.




frontThe Front Street Gallery, 18881A Front Street, is featuring an array of their gallery artists who specialize in fine art, jewelry and an eclectic mix of unusual pieces one of which is show at the right.



libertyLiberty Bay Gallery, 18830 Front Street, showcases works by Debbie Cain and Joan Wells for the month of July. Shown at the left is a piece by Debbie Cain.



magalMagal & Louis Gallery, 18961 Front Street, the newest gallery in town, features painting, photography and drawing throughout the year. One of the pieces is shown at the right.



verkstedThe Verksted Gallery, 18937 Front Street, is showcasing the photography of Dinah Satterwhite. Satterwhite recently began a digital series called “Into the Light” where she paints with her camera, capturing light and motion in an almost surreal way that looks somewhat like a painting.  The second featured artist this month is flower and fabric art by  Sanae Goveas. She also is known for Japanese Oshie Art where she incorporates handmade papers, chiyogami papers and fabrics into mixed media designs. Shown at the left by Dinah Satterwhite.

Horses Galore at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

waterIf you love the art of the horse, this is the show for you. Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, presents “Horses,” featuring works by artists and equestrians Jaime Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan.  On view through August 1, the show opens July 11 in a reception for the artists from 4:30-7:30pm which both artists will attend.

Women Painters of Washington at Scott Milo through August 4

scottScott Milo Gallery , 420 Commercial in Anacortes , welcomes back to the gallery, the Women Painters of Washington  through August 2. The exhibit presents the artwork of 49 women whose work was juried into the show by Anacortes artist Anne Schreivogl. Schreivogl says, "This body of work showcases an incredibly diverse range of expression from ultra-realism to abstraction. In this show artists took creative risks with subject matter, color harmonies, or application of paint, resulting in vivid ‘Summer Impressions." Also showing at the gallery is a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables. Shown: Awaken by Denise Cormier Mahoney.

Sandy Haight Show at The Island Gallery Opens July 10

thwislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens “Floralscapes,” watercolors by Sandy Haight in a reception for the artist on July 10 from 6-8pm. The show, on view through August 2, also introduces Karen Chaussabel’s  “Harvest of the Heart Series.” Entertainment will be provided by the Julie Duke Band. Shown: Billowing by Sandy Haight.