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Seattle First Thursday Art Walk

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue opens from 5-8pm with “Connections” Artist Katie Metz quilts together various urban elements into a patchwork that captures the essence of city life. She imbues her paintings with energy and hustle of metropolises by building up her surface with acrylic paint and then carving through these layers with a razor. The artist will be at the opening.



artxchange“Donald Cole Motion/Emotion” is on view through June 30 at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. Cole has work in a number of private and public collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, and the ARCO Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles. He has received multiple honors and awards, including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.Shown at the right: Rise.


davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., welcomes John Willis to Seattle for his first exhibition with the gallery. Willis’ unique technique of own his design mixes relief and monotype media to create distinctive forms. These rich, architectural compositions play with our perceptions of space and stand as metaphor for the tenuous comfort found in our own daily routines. Shown at the left: Conflicted Space.


Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street welcomes Lindsay Stripling to Seattle for her exhibition at Flatcolor Gallery entitled "Ouroboros" opening June 2 5-9PM as part of the Pioneer Square First Thursday Artwalk.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Marchessault: New Works Now,,” by Robert Marchessault.  He is led by the energy of the environment and creates surreal windswept landscapes with the tree as a primary focal point. The artist considers trees to be magic, conversely he finds magic within the process of painting. The exhibition represents a continuation of the primal elements of arboreal growth, air and water.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 7:30-8:30pm with “Obfuscation:Exploring the Layering of Meaning.” This special exhibition is a :unique collaboration between the (non-profit) Kirkland Arts Center  and FH&Co, an "East Side Meets West Side" if you will, profiling the extraordinary talents of three KAC-affiliated painters, Anna Macrae, Susan Derrick, and Flora Ramirez Bustamante, exploring the theme of "hidden meaning".



Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington St., opens from 5-8pm featuring collages, mono-prints and experimental works by guest artist Rickie Wolfe. Another reception is on June 11 from 12-5pm.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 312 First Avenue S.,   opens from 6-8pm with  Alfredo Arreguin‘s 11th solo exhibition. Recognized as one of the originators of the Pattern and Decoration movement in painting, Arreguin also veers into Magic Realism and continues to garner accolades for his intricately designed and brilliantly colored oil on canvas paintings.



lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from Passing Through features evocative scenes of wildlife in cerebral landscapes by Linda Jo Nazarenus. Drawing on techniques from the Renaissance masters of Northern European, Nazarenus creates images with exceptional detail inspired by the  landscape of the American Southwest and Sweden. Shown at the left: Exposed.


Lynn Hanson Gallery, 310 S. Washington Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Taking a Leap,” 2016 EDGE Graduates group exhibition. The exhibit involves a  diverse group of artists who recently came together to participate in the Artist Trust  EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists through Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA.


Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., opens from 5-8pm with Nate Steigenga’s “The Underwater Hooha Show,” which dives deep into a nightmarish fantasy of malicious and toxic beasts that can only be imagined in the darkest, less explored unknown nether regions of earth’s deepest and most unforgiving places.



stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Masters of Disguise II: Masks of the Pacific Northwest Coast Group Exhibition.”  Few traditional objects are as iconic to the Pacific Northwest Coast as masks, which offer such a rich platform from which to explore the cultural and art history and contemporary issues of our region. While many objects on the Coast combine functions of magnificent utility and aesthetic, the mask holds a place of prominence because of its use in ceremony, theater, healing, and family wealth. Shown: Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth) Wildman of the Universe 2015.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Surface,” a new body of work by  Portland based artist Carmen Vetter. The show includes 15 of the artist’s new works in kiln-formed, bas-relief glass panels and unveils a new series of large-scale photographs that have been developing for the past two years.

Elemental Landscapes Opens Today at Waterworks 4-7PM

waterworksWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites the public to a reception this afternoon from 4-7pm to formally open their new exhibition, “Elemental Landscapes.”  On view through June 11, the show includes paintings by David Ridgway and glass sculpture created by Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli. Shown: Argyle Ave Aerial by David Ridgway.

Edmonds Art Walk May 19 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



Christopher Framing & Gallery, 537 Main Street, is featuring “Elements of the Northwest,” oils by Judith Perry this month.

Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., is showing “Watercolor on Canvas by Kendahl Jan Jubb” through June 4. In this new show Kendahl brings a collection with varied subject matter, from her stylized forest animals to bouquets of flowers, all in brilliant colors.



gallerynorthGallery North, 401 Main Street, opens for the art walk with “Heart of the Garden,” watercolors by this month’s featured artist  Catherine James. The gallery says, “Enjoy refreshments and meet  Catherine M. James during the Edmonds Art Walk on May 19.” The exhibit will continue to be open to the public daily through May 31. Work by other gallery members will also be on view.



zincNew works by Alfred Harris opens during the art walk at Zinc Art , 102 3rd. Avenue S. A special reception for the artist is planned for May 21 from 5-7pm. The show runs through June 13.

Second Saturday Art Walk in Poulsbo 5-8 PM

Today is Second Saturday in Poulsbo. Click on this link for a full list of galleries and new shows:

Jonathan Kinsey- 2016 Collection at Northwest Woodworkers

nwwoodCurrently showing through June 30 at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle,  is the work of Jonathan Kinsey, a local artist and member of  the gallery. His work seeks to express the order and diversity of nature fused with the need for functional furniture and accessories.  This new work marries his style and design with early inspiration from makers such as Sam Maloof. Also showing is  “ Matthew X. Curry-  Chiaroscuro to Color,” drawings meant to evoke a sort of 4th dimension connecting emotive, physical, spiritual and intellectual worlds. Shown: by Jonathan Kinsey.

Gunnar Nordstrom Introduces New Work by Svetlana Shalygina on May 11 in a Reception from 6-8pm

gunnarGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, offers new works by Russian born and Arizona artist, Svetlana Shalygina. Originally from Efremov Russia, Shalygina has traveled the globe in search of creative expression all the while romancing her palette with human inspiration from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Paris, Milan, Vienna and the American West. Her exhibition, “New Works,” is on view through June 4 and will be introduced at a reception May 11 from 6-8pm.

A Meeting of Minds at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery Opens May 11

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue,  presents a contemporary jewelry art exhibition celebrating artistic relationships, dialogue and cooperation. The show will feature the collaborative work of nine artist pairs who support each other in various creative contexts, whether directly in the making process or behind the scenes.  Featuring the collaborate work of: Dan Adams & Cynthia Toops, Jana Brevick & Hahn Rossman, Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks, Ford & Forlano, Janis Kerman & Erin Wahed, Robin Kranitzky & Kim Overstreet, Devon Paget & Julie Spiedel, Jacquie Rice & Uosis Juodvalkis, and David & Roberta Williamson. On view through May 31, the opening reception is May 11 from 5-6:30 pm. Shown: Ford & Forlano, It’s Tube Necklace #85

Howard/Mandville Gallery Showcases Fred Calleri & Teresa Saia

howardmanvilleA two-person show featuring new paintings by Fred Calleri and Teresa Saia opens in a reception from 5-7pm today at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. Teresa Saia is an established member of the Seattle art community and has developed a strong following with both private and corporate collectors as she has won many competitions. Calleri’s studies of masters such as Zorn, Sargent, Vermeer, Sorolla as well as living masters has inspired him to create classic and romantic images using the master’s palette and mood for an emotional reaction. The historical or ‘period’ nature of the work lends itself to a style and palette that he enjoys and reaches back to a seemingly simpler time. Shown: Autumn Begins by Teresa Saia.

Direct Observation Opens Today at Prographica/KDR

prographicaOn view through June 30 at Prographica/KDR Gallery, 3419 E. Denny Way, is “Direct Observation: Two Approaches, Kathy Gore Fuss and Amy Huddleston.” Both Kathy Gore Fuss and Amy Huddleston work from direct observation, but they use this traditional tool very differently. One would never confuse their two bodies of work. Fuss has work in the collections of Bailey/Boushay House in Seattle; Woodbine House Publishers in Rockville, Maryland; Timberline Library in Lacey, Washington; Scholastic Publishing in Matland, Florida; the City of Olympia; The Evergreen State College in Olympia; and Tacoma Community College. Huddleston has had solo shows at Calypte (2016), Axis (2014), and Bherd Gallery (2013), all in Seattle, and her work has been included in Observing Observing: a white cup (2015) and Colors of Gray (2014) both at Prographica. Shown: Amy Huddleston, The Listener.

Marceil DeLacy’s Work on View at Northwest Woodworkers

northwestwoodNew works by award-winning Pacific NW sculptor, Marceil DeLacy who works exclusively in the organic medium of wood, are currently  featured at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle through  June 30. Further information at Shown: The Book Keeper

Bainbridge First Friday Art Walk 6-8pm

bainThis month at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, are exhibitions featuring work by Lynnette Sandbloom, who depicts houses in detailed paper collages and paintings, and  Garrison Coverdale’s hand-painted, bisque-fired spheres. The yearly student art extravaganza will take place on May 6 in the reception from 6-8pm, but the high school show reception and awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on May 25. Shown: Spheres by Garrison Coverdale.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way are showing “Land & Sea,” two northwest artists, Mike Kowalski and Neal Philpott, two northwest artists  who paint the unique land and seascape of the Northwest. The opening reception is  First Friday  May 6, 6-8pm.



theisland“Artistic Exploration:  Alternative Paths,” work by Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Carl Yurdin and Lisa Wederquist is on view through May 31 at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way. Carol pursues both traditional Asian screens and whimsical mirrors, Carl applies the art of industrial design to fine furniture and Lisa extends her minimal style from painting to ceramics. A reception with the artists: First Friday, May 6th, 6-8 pm. In concert during the reception: Jon Crane & Abraham Neuwelt and Rainforest Journey.

Exploration, Innovation at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

blueFeatured artists in the month of May are Margo Hankel (watercolorist) and David Tinsley (sculptor) who will showcase unique work in the front windows at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Meet the artists in a reception May 6 from 5-8pm. Shown: Ocean Glider by David Tinsley

First Friday Children’s Walk In Bellingham at 5:30 pm

In collaboration with teacher, Jessica Tupper of Samish Woods Montessori School, Sculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect Street in Bellingham, presents artfully designed sculptures made by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.  With architectural finesse and bold palettes, the children’s art uplifts and inspires.  A sculpture-making activity will be provided for family enjoyment using recycled materials to take home from the event. Little Darling’s 3-6 year-olds share their creative wisdom through colorful owls made of recycled materials and perched in a well-rooted vine maple tree.

First Friday Art Walk in Anacortes


The First Friday Artwalk is  May 6 from 6 – 9 pm.


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

ACME Creative Space will welcome the Anacortes High School Art Club and Photography II Students during the month of May.  Thanks to a generous grant and support by the Anacortes Arts Festival, the students will have a professionally displayed gallery exhibit including drawings, paintings and encaustic photography.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers will continue the show of James Keul, “Another View of Our Home Ground”, oil and watercolor paintings.    Live music will be performed by “Soul Shadows”, rock, soul and R&B, by Skip Williams, keyboard and vocal and Robert “Goldtooth” Ray, bass guitar.  Artisan pizza by Digs Food Truck and refreshments will be served.


611 R Ave., Depot Art Center Gallery 

Anacortes Arts Commission presents, Mountain To Sea, celebrating National, State, and local parks and the waters surrounding us.  This vibrant display of photographs will include those of marine invertebrates by special guest, Brian Bingham with the Department of Environmental Sciences at Shannon Point Marine Center.  Hours for the show are May 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


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 May they will show prints from the studio’s collection.


scott420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes back Anne Martin McCool and her signature trees, hills and moons in acrylic.  Also showing are acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, oils by Sandy Byers, oils & pastels by Amanda Houston, photographs on canvas by Lewis Jones and sculptures by Leo Osborne. Show at the left: Calling Light by Anne Martin McCool.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

The Majestic is featuring art by Skagit Valley Artist Donna Nevitt-Radtke, who has won numerous awards for her impasto, impressionistic, and abstract paintings of the Northwest filtered through her “Artists Eye”. Her medium is mainly oil and pastel.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk

abmeyerwoo“Thinking Clearly,” the result of three years of studio practice, opens from 5-8pm at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue. During a residency at the Museum of Glass  in Tacoma with a team of glass blowers at her disposal, Warashina designed and created a number of blown glass elements and since then has been busy creating ceramic sculptures that are adorned by or intermingling with the glass components. Warashina’s work can be found in many museum collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Art and Design (New York), Seattle Art Museum, National Museum of American Art (Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian Institution), and National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan.  Shown: Censored (detail)



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Refuge,” recent monotypes by Wendy Orville. Also showing are works by Rikio Takahashi (1917-1999), one of Japan’s prominent sosaku hanga artists.  Combining the influences of abstract Modern art of the West and the traditional subjects of his native Japan – namely the gardens of Kyoto. Shown: Volcano with Single Cloud by Wendy Orville.



Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main, welcomes Nicole Gustafsson to Seattle for her first solo exhibition at the gallery entitled "Celestial Spaces" opening May 5 from 5-9pm.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S, opens a solo exhibition for Chase Langford from 6-8pm, a newly acquired artist to the roster. In this upcoming exhibition, he shares an evolving experimental path that draws on his previous cartographically based paintings while bringing in new influences of landscapes of places recently traveled and imagined.



fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., is showing a curated survey of Walter Quirk’s (1902-1968) works on paper from 1956 – 1964. One of America’s seminal 20th century modernists, Quirk’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, DC, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seat,e, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco deYoung Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco and many others. On view through May 29, the First Thursday reception is from 6-8:30pm.



“Pattern Recognition,” works by  Justin Baldwin, J. Gordon, Scott Horn and Jason Javar Lawrence opens from 5-8pm at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S.



Work by guest artist Nia Michaels is on view at the Juan Alonso Studio,  306 S. Washington Street. The reception for the artist is from 6-8:30pm.



Andrea Joyce Heimer / Justin Duffus opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., from 6-8pm. A 2013 Neddy Award finalist, Heimer is a self-taught Pacific Northwest artist who has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, Berlin, and elsewhere. Duffus was the winner of the City Arts Magazine Art Walk Award for My Heart is a City.



CaptureKim Osgood’s “A Quiet Eye,” opens at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place in a reception from 6-8pm. Osgood’s newest monotypes reveal the beauty of the changing seasons’ flora and fauna. The show runs through May 29. Major collections include the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, University of Washington Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Swedish Hospital and the Bill and Melinda Gates collection.Shown at the right: Sun Glow


stonThe Stonington Gallery 125 S. Jackson Street, is showing new jewelry by micro-mosaicist and metal-smith Courtney Lipson (Non-Indigenous / Adopted Tlingit). Tidepools, denizens of the shore, and the little jeweled creatures that live in those safe cracks in the rocks are the artist’s inspiration for this year’s exhibit, and she’s rendering nudibranchs, sea stars, octopuses, and nautiluses in her signature micro-mosaic. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with works by Gregory Grenon and Mary Josephson. Grenon was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship for painting and his work can be found in collections such as the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Microsoft Corporation, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, Portland Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Portland, OR, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. His work has also been included in exhibitions at The Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec and the Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. Josephson’s work has been placed in numerous collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM.


Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, opens from 5-8:30 pm with “Magic"-new paintings by Anne Siems & "Artificial Worlds"-new paintings by Nathan DiPietro. The shows close May 31.