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Gallery Full of Dr. Seuss at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarA limited engagement In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s seventy-year artistic legacy, the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE.,  announces  an insider’s look at the known and unknown artworks by this illustrious cultural icon. Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles. A special reception to meet national Dr. Seuss expert Jeffrey Schuffman is on December 7 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will run through January 7. 

Juried Art Exhibit Opens at Northwind Arts Center December 3

northwindSmall Expressions 15,” Northwind Arts Center’s, 701 Water Street in Port Townsend,  popular juried exhibit of small artworks, runs through January 2, 2017 and opens during the Port Townsend Art Walk December 3 from 5:30-8pm. This exhibit includes artworks by 72 artists from Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties, and showcases a range of diverse media from jewelry, painting and sculpture to ceramics, fiber, photography and printmaking. Juror Donna Watson selected 142 works from over 270 pieces submitted. Shown: Merit Award Winner Steel Drawing 71 by Kim Simonelli.

PAPO Retrospective at Fourth Corner Frames 6-9pm Tonight During Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk

fourth Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham,  and Studio   UFO are collaborating to celebrate eleven years of Bellingham’s PAPO (Plein Air Paint Out). The show will hang in the Fourth Corner Frames gallery through December 24, 2016. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 2  from 6 to 9pm during Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk. 

Trish Harding initially started this annual event to promote public awareness and appreciation of Plein Air Painting and art in general. Over the years, more emphasis has been put on helping artist hone their skills as more artists take to the outdoors to paint.

First Friday Bainbridge Island Art Walk December 2

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way opens from 6-8pm tonight, December 2, for a artists’ reception featuring an exploration of glass, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, photographs, paintings, and prints. Give the gift of contemporary Northwest art! Jason Devinney, Pat Espey, Michael Frey, Larry Halvorsen, Solia Hermes, Joan Kinsman, Karin Lowrie, Colleen Meacham, Kimberly Morris, Rebecca Lynn Parker, Janusz Pozniak, Kim Simonelli, Tiffany Thiele, and Ellie Mathews & Carl Youngmann of The North Press.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is showing many of their gallery artists in a show where they were invited to explore who or what inspired them to be an artist. This exhibition invited artists to explore inspiration from other artists, poetry, music etc. They will elaborate on why they paint what they do, what informs their ideas and keeps the work fresh and original, and also why they work in their chosen technique or style. The reception is from 6-8pm.



theisland“Beneath Still Waters,” new bronze and wood-fired sculpture  from Eva Funderburgh, opens tonight from 6-8pm at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E.. Also showing in the front gallery is the 11th Annual Wearable Art Show. In concert during the evening is Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. Shown: Beneath Still Waters.

Scott Milo New Show Opens During the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art Walk December 2 6-9pm

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents new pastels by Amanda Houston, acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, color photographs by Randy Dana and Lewis Jones, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings and flame painted wire mesh by Lanny Bergner.  Also, welcoming new jewelry by Melanie Brauner and new sculptures, custom tables, glass and jewelry for the holiday season. Image: Tree Whispers, 18 x 24  Pastel by Amanda Houston. Kathy, owner of Scott Milo, wants you to remember the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Artwalk on Friday, December 2 from 6 – 9pm, after the Chamber’s tree lighting ceremony and Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 5pm.  More than 20 merchants in Old Town Anacortes will show the work of local artists.  There will be paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, music, treats and other grand creations to fulfill your needs.  Come shop for the holidays and enjoy the event.   Friday night’s event will be in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. 

Seattle First Thursday Openings for December

abAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens “Microcosm: a Selection of Small Scale Works” from  5-8pm! @… Shown at the left: Katie Metz, Metropolis.




artxchangeOpening from, 5-8pm ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue, presents  “The Tea Library part III.” Sculptor and ceramicist Christopher Shaw (Seattle) creates a transformative site-specific installation exploring tea as a symbolic medium and artistic practice. With collaboration by visual/performance artist Red Square (New York), the exhibition uses a fluid approach to material and form to reflect the contemporary evolution of tea culture.



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, is showing “ART HANSEN : A Retrospective – The Complete Etchings and Lithographs.” #firstthursday Dec 1, 6-8pm. Shown at the left.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., features oil paintings by Sarah McRae Morton in her inaugural Seattle exhibition. Mapping Stars at Noon makes constellations of flickering worlds, weaving family lore, history and the natural landscape into a mythic tapestry.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, premiers new work by four of  their most popular contemporary artists, each of whom has broken new ground within their respective oeuvre: Jane Burton * Michael Caci* Jay Kelly  * Marybeth Rothman. Image: Claudette, Waiting"  from the new "The Understudies" Series by Marybeth Rothman



Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, represents a selection of over 55 artists, local, national, and international, year round.  This annual exhibition celebrates the eclectic work of our talented artists, spanning a variety of mediums.



Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,  presents a group show for the holiday season. Winter’s Offering is an exhibition featuring works by 28 regional artists in a variety of styles and media including painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media.



Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, presents Gabriel Marquez for the last 1st Thursday Art Walk of 2016. The reception is from 5-8pm.



“Sense of Place, Imagined and Transformed,” works by Lisa JonesMoore,opens rom 5-8pm  at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 316 S. Washington ST. Also featured are Susie Howell’s handmade scarves and glovelets.



stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Into the Woods Forests of the Northwest Coast.” The exhibition explores what makes the Northwest such a vibrant, unique environment. In the hands of skilled artisans, one single giant western red cedar tree can provide wood for a canoe, house, bowl, mask, cape, hat, rattles and mats. To know a tree so well as to perfectly craft every part of it into something as beautiful as it was functional is a remarkable skill. Shown: Junior Henderson (Kwakwaka’wakw), Raven Transforming into the Hunter of the Woods Pole.

Hiroshi Yoshida Japanese Woodblocks at Fine Impressions

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring famous Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida this month. Yoshida is known for his master of the Japanese woodblock technique. Shown is his  Bamboo Wood. Also showing are whimsical mezzotints of polar bears by local artist Carol Lynn Kirchner.

Holiday Art Walk in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District Nov. 25, 26

goodearthNovember 25th & 26th, from 5-8pm, Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district will host the annual Fairhaven Festival and Holiday Art Walk, with 23 participating venues. On Friday, take photos with Father Christmas in the gazebo from 3-4:45, then gather on the Village Green at 5pm for the tree-lighting ceremony and performances by the Bellingham Showstoppers. Beginning November 26th, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the district on Saturday afternoons! Visit for full schedule of holiday happenings. Bowl shown from  Good Earth Pottery , 1000 Harris Avenue’s  featured artist, Les Norton, who will be present during the Art Walk from 5-8pm on Friday the 25th.

Jensen and Mueller Shows at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland

Featured artists through December 4 at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland are: Marne Jensen, "A Sense of Place," and Rachel Mueller’s, “From My Collection.” Jensen’s palette ranges from tranquil to vibrant, as she shares her journey between impressionism and abstraction inspired by the colors and shapes of nature Mueller’s show  is a retrospective that combines oil paintings and sculptures, reflecting her respect for animals and the human form.

26th Annual Small Works Invitational Opens at Howard/Mandville

howardmHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, hosts a reception November 19 from 5:30-7pm for the 26th Annual Small Works Invitational on view through December 4. The show features a selection of small format paintings by over 50 regional and nationally known artists. Shown:  Simone by Zhaoming Wu 

Holiday Show at Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor

imageJoin the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Arygyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, today between 4 and 6pm for the opening of their Holiday Show. The featured artists are David French, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Joan Stuart Ross, Jaime Ellsworth and David Ridgway for starters. Ongoing through January 4 ,in conjunction with Seattle Metals Guild, is “The Art of the Earring,” juried by Micki Lippe, Virginia Causey & Ruth Offen. In this show, Seattle Metals Guild members explore ear adornment using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, from sterling silver, gold and gemstones to repurposed textiles, polymer and steel. Shown: by Jane Adam.

Keiichi Nishimura Exhibition Opens at Gunnar Nordstrom

Meet the Artist Series and Vernissage on Wednesday, November 9 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way E. Showing for the first time are works by Keiichi Nishimura. Born in Kyoto, Keiichi Nishimura began his training as an artist in 1976 under the apprenticeship of his father, Jintaro Nishimura, a master of the art for more than half a century. 

Although he had painted in oil and watercolor as a child and did not enter his formal apprenticeship as an artist until the age of 27, Nishimura spent seven years perfecting his art training while simultaneously studying sumi-e (charcoal ink painting).  Of the 200 students who began the arduous training, only Nishimura and six others finished.  

Bainbridge Island Art Walk 6-8pm First Friday

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way,  and BARN: Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network are presenting a juried exhibition of fine art and craft by the members and studios of BARN show, titled “BARN at BAC: Making Community.” The show runs from November 4-27, 2016 at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. The exhibition will showcase a mastery of traditional craft, contemporary craft, and fine art by BARN member artists. “The title of the show, ‘Making Community,’ has a dual reference,” BAC Executive Director Lindsay Masters says. “It speaks to two visual arts organizations coming together to celebrate the creation and the exhibition of fine, local art and craft. It also highlights BARN as a maker space. The opening is from 6-8pm.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, opens Susan LeVan’s show,   "A Northwest Bestiary.” (A Bestiary is an illustrated volume made popular in the Middle Ages,                 a collection of descriptions or representations of real or imaginary animals). The reception is from 6-8pm.


theislandThe Island Gallery400 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm with “Holiday House,” preparing for the holidays with art. Showing are: Furniture Designers Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Carl Yurdin, David Kellum, Wendy Dunder and Reid Anderson.; Fiber Artists Tom Johnson and Jacqueline Moseley; Glass Artists Ted Jolda and Ken & Ingrid Hanson; Ceramic Artist  Robin Hominiuk.

Jeanne Levasseur Opens at Scott Milo in Anacortes

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents a new landscape series in oil by Jeanne Levasseur.  Levasseur brings a  selection of trees, rolling hills and billowing clouds.  Also showing are oils by Ramona Hammerly, pastels by Christine Troyer, oils by Keith Sorenson and oils by the late, Don deLlamas. Also on view are new sculptures, custom tables, glass and jewelry for the holiday season. Image: “Seasons Change”, 24  x  36  Oil on Panel by Jeanne Levasseur. The opening reception is November 4 during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm.

Seattle First Thursday in November

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “William Morris,” selections from the artist’s archives.  Since his humble beginnings as Dale Chihuly’s gaffer, William Morris has become a major player Morris’ sculptures can be found in many museum collections around the world, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).  Shown: MAZORCA INSTALLATION.”


artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Reconstructed Memories,” the debut solo exhibition of Alla Goniodsky, a Russian-born stage designer, painter and sculptor. Her new exhibition comprises painting and sculpture to create a dramatic world that seems to arise from the misty corners of memory. Shown: Eve.



CaptureDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., opens from 6-8pm with a very timely exhibit, “Pick Your Poison, Politics in Print,” on view through November 26.



Foster/White Gallery,  220 Third Ave. S.,  presents a new body of work by Casey McGlynn, opening on Thursday, November 3.from 6-8pm



frederickThrough November, “MAKERS OF A NEW WORLD – The 20th Century Avant-Garde And The Post-War Americans They Inspired” is showing at Frederick Holmes and Company , 309 Occidental Avenue. The exhibition features original etchings, lithographs, carborundums, and screen-prints by six European Modern Masters – Josef Albers (1888-1976), Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Joan Miro (1893-1983), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Roberto Matta (1911-2002) – in tandem with select members of the generation of Post War Americans they influenced – Jim Dine (B.1935), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), James Rosenquist (B.1933), and Donald Sultan (B.1951). Shown: Josef Albers, Homage to the Square SP-VI.


Mike Moran: “Tide Pools and Other Paintings,”  opens from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. With influences from the landscapes of Montana and Wyoming, as well as the lava fields of Hawaii, Mike Moran paints and sculpts the colors and surfaces of earth, rock and water in subtly modulated tones and textures.



Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens with Mark Calderon and Jeffrey Simmons, November 3 from 6-8:00 p.m. Join them on Saturday, November 5, at noon for a  “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through.



harrisharveyHarris/Harvey Gallery, (formerly Lisa Harris Gallery with new name and new location) 1915 First Avenue, opens “Digital Canvas,’ works in a new vein by established Seattle artist, Richard Morhous. Long known for his acrylic paintings, Morhous embraces the possibilities of new technologies, creating bold images of urban landscapes using an iPad. Archival pigment prints made from these digital paintings will be on display from November 3 – 26. Shown: Geometry.



For his seventh exhibition at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.,  Fred Holcomb continues to mine the fertile ground of land- and seascape painting. Generated from a lifetime of road trips, Holcomb’s work pictures the wide-open spaces of the West. On these drives, he experiences the landscape passing at freeway speed as if by truck, which he also depicts in one painting.



Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington, is showing "buried collage" paintings by Kate Steiger as well as pillows and table runners from the  Kate Steiger Home Collection. Also showing during November Art Walk are new designs from jewelry artist Robin E Westbrook.



proPrographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “IDENTITY Insight: Unfolding the Visual Narrative,” featuring David Bailin, Eric Beltz, Shay Bredimus, Wes Christensen(1949-2015), Josh Dorman, Tim Lowly, Michelle Muldrow, Len Paschoal, Fred Stonehouse, and Yuriko Yamaguchi. On view through  December 23, the show  features the work of ten Koplin Del Rio artists and completes the series of three IDENTITY exhibitions introducing the gallery’s artists to a Seattle audience. Curator Eleana Del Rio grouped these artists together because they share a common interest in pictorial narrative. Shown: David Bailin, Raking Leaves




Mariane Ibrahim Gallery608 Second Avenue, presents “Parallel Worlds, the second American solo exhibition of the work of photographer, Jean Claude Moschetti, from November 3 until December 3, 2016, with an opening on Thursday, November 3rd from 6 to 8 pm.


ston“Roots Than Connect Us All: A Mother & Son Collaboration” opens at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. "Roots That Connect Us All" shines a light on another historic artistic collaboration between men and women, that of weaving and painting, and immortalized in the painted weavings of Charles and Isabella Edenshaw (Haida). Often acknowledged as the greatest historic artists from the Pacific Northwest Coast, Charles and Isabella’s collaborative works are among the finest objects held in museum collections throughout the world.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “ Up and At ’em,”  an important new series of leaded glass screens by esteemed artist, Dick Weiss. Weiss began exhibiting his glass work at Traver Gallery in 1979, has shown with the gallery in numerous solo shows in a variety of mediums, and has been part of many collaborative exhibitions since that time.



zincArtist Harold Hollingsworth will show recent works from a series he began in Berlin at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S, in a solo exhibition running November 3-28. The opening night artist’s reception will be held on November 3 5-8pm during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk and is open to the public.Hollingsworth exhibits internationally in Berlin, Los Angeles, and Seattle and can be found in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom, Bank of America, Hogue Cellars, Target, and the Vulcan Group. Shown: Dual by Harold Hollingsworth