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Howard/Mandville annual small works show begins October 18

howardThe 24th Annual Invitational SMALL WORKS SHOW reception and sale opens Saturday, October 18 from 5:30-8pm and runs through November 2 at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. According to Jeffrey Carlson, editor of Fine Art Today, "One of the country’s largest and most anticipated small works shows launches this weekend, boasting pieces by highly respected representational artists." Shown:   Conversation At Dusk by Zhaoming Wu 

Moe, Elements of the Floating World at Bryan Ohno

“Moe, Elements of the Floating World,” work by Yumiko Glover, opens October 16 in a reception from 6-8pm  at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street in Seattle. Glover explores Japan’s complex patriarchal structure and gendered divisions. Depictions of provocatively-clad high school age girls in these oil on canvas works reveal the current climate and expression of Japanese erotica and erotic artwork.

New shows to see during the Edmonds Art Walk October 16

Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., presents a new show titled “Paying Attention”  by  internationally-renowned impressionist Pam Ingalls. The artist reception, featuring champagne and refreshments, is 5-8pm during the Edmonds art walk October 16. The show runs through November 17.



“Transitions, ” featuring the work of Gallery North member, Joyce Donaldson, is showcased in a special reception for the artist during the Edmonds art walk on October 16. The gallery is located at 401 Main Street in Edmonds.

New approaches by Calimpong & Rogers at Schack Art Center

schackAre we there yet? Artists Granite Calimpong and Brent Rogers may never know, but their adventures and discoveries along the way are featured in the exhibit “Halfway to Somewhere”  now showing at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, through November 8, 2014. "Halfway to Somewhere" is the result of their shared residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) in 2013. As resident artists at PGC, Calimpong and Rogers were able to experiment, try new ideas and make art in a nonlinear way using different materials and new approaches and processes. Shown: by Calimpong & Rogers.

Stephen McMillan’s etchings at Waterworks Gallery

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is showing “The Natural World of Stephen McMillan” through October 29. His aquatint etchings are inspired and sustained by the natural world. Whether it’s a bike ride in the Bellingham area countryside, or a week-long backpacking trip in the high Sierra, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that he seeks to share with others through his art. Shown: Misty Morning.

Poulsbo Art Walk on Second Saturday 5-8pm



This Saturday, October 11, the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association wants the public to vote in their “Extreme Tangerine” competition for the gallery with the best window display. The winning gallery will award a $175 gift certificate to one lucky voter. Your voting ballot enters you into the contest. It all starts with the Poulsbo 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm. Meet artists, watch demos, enjoy music and food as you wander down Front Street in this picturesque town overlooking Liberty Bay.

New works by Charlie Barr opens at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarOpening in a reception from 6-9pm on October 8 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is a show featuring new works by Charlie Barr. Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. In this year’s exhibit, Barr will introduce a few works where architecture becomes the subject matter adding a much more linear perspective to his landscapes. The show runs through November 8.

More First Friday shows around Puget Sound

bluewhole“Transformation and Adventure,” on view through the month  of October  at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim, is new work by Robert Bowling and Terianne Stratton. They will showcase unique art with creative transformation and spirit of adventure in the front windows throughout the month of October.   Meet the artists in a reception from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Doorway to Adventure by Bud Bowling.



Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152 St., in October. Artist receptions have been changed to the first Friday of the month at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Claire and Kristie at the Gallery on Friday, Oct. 3., 4-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 2.



childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 6-9pm with live music by the C Notes during the reception for Kristen Etmund’s woodblock prints, M.J. Anderson’s stone sculptures, Michael Dickter’s oil paintings, Keith Lazelle’s photographs, and Chris Maynard’s mixed media. Some of the pieces in the show are at the left.




theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens with a reception from 6-8pm for Lisa Wederquist’s “Desert Rhythms.” The gallery says, “The exhibit features paintings on linen, paper and canvas that capture the essence of the Southwest: Desert sky, wild grasses and the search for water.” Music at the reception is by Peter Spencer & Friends. Shown at the right: Prayer and Water Hymn.

First Friday Art Walk in Anacortes–shows to see

11 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery

Anne Martin McCool Gallery  opens “Autumn Colors” with work by gallery artists: Anne Martin McCool, Debbie Aldrich, Carole Cunningham, George Way, Cathy Schoenberg, Tracy Powell and more!


705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP, KP Studios  will be presenting photograph work by Lisa & Peter Kuhnlein, as well as, performances by the new Fidalgo Dance Works Performing Company at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers will open  a new show with oil paintings by Max Benjamin, of Guemes Island, together with the collaborative glass art by Steve Klein.


scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery  is showing a new collection of fall still life color photographs by Randy Dana. Running through November 4, Dana uses his large format camera and natural lighting to create one of a kind still life work featuring flowers, fruit and antiquities.  Also showing are watercolors by Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, oils by Ramona Hammerly and Don de Llamas as well as a selection of handmade jewelry by Theresa Goesling.The Opening Reception is Friday, October 3 from 6-9 pm. Shown at the left: Image:  Cardoon Flight, Photograph by Randy Dana


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa. showcases works of Maggi Mason’s oils and mixed media, Most of her work consists of images from her imagination, and others from memories of people and landscapes which touched her in some way.


419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa  (2nd Floor Majestic Inn) is featuring work by Chad Houtz for the month of October.


611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot Anacortes Arts Commission presents “Pretty in Pink”, In Honor of Breast Cancer, featuring the Divas, Anne Martin McCool, Margaret Carpenter Arnett, Models by Ryan Chanel Hair Salon, jewelry artists, fiber artists, and chocolates by Trish.  Join the Anacortes Arts Commission to honor Breast Cancer and Island Hospitals Art Therapy Program for Cancer patients.  This show will be open on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6-9 pm and on Saturday, Oct. 4th starting at 11:00 am, during the Anacortes Farmers Market, to help  raise money for Island Hospital’s Art Therapy Program with a Paint-A-Thon and Mini Auction.

Seattle First Thursday– the queen of all the art walks

abAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Muse,” a new show featuring glass sculptor Ross Richmond’s latest work. Richmond focuses on the female figure for the first time, drawing inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists ranging from classical painters to contemporary graffiti artists. The results are patterned surfaces influenced by the work of Gustav Klimt. Richmond resides just outside Seattle,  and, when not working on his solo career, he actively collaborates with other artists, such as Preston Singletary, Jane Rosen and Keke Cribbs. Shown: Golden Blossom.



davisonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens on First Thursday from 6-8pm with prints by M.C. Escher (Dutch 1898-1972); “Friends and Faces,” work by Tomiyuki Sakuta; “Cut from the Same Cloth,” featuring Tyna Ontko’s printmaking; and “Personal Perspectives from Two World Wars,” war as seen y well-known artists. Shown at the left by M.C. Escher.



Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main, presents new works by Austin Texas artist Katy Horan.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., opens from 6-8pm with “Here After,” work by George Rodriguez, on view through October 29. Rodriguez is one of America’s most innovative ceramic artists producing artwork today. His work ranges from large scale figures and sculptural pieces to table top pieces. A Seattle-based artist with roots in Texas, his characteristic style is a fusion of Latin American culture twisted with his own modern wit and soul.



fredholmes“MaryBeth Rothman: A Curious Collection of Strangers,” is showing through November 2 at Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue. This is Ms. Rothman’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast and will feature over 20 of her critically acclaimed photo-collage, mixed-media, encaustic works on panel. The opening reception for the artist is from 6-9pm.



Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Ave. S, opens from 6-8pm with “Unchain Underground- stories of America,” celebrating the tribulations and accomplishments of African Americans. An Artist symposium is scheduled for October 11 from 3-4:30pm with artists Robert Horton, Roosevelt Lewis and Chaz Lindsey.



Gallery IMA 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm to celebrate “James Brown: Evolutions,” and “Paul Metivier: New Works.”  A self-proclaimed naturalist, Metivier’s influences include natural history and the aesthetic of decay. Metivier’s fired terra-cotta busts, vases, and statues are exceptional in their plasticity and liveliness and relies on the unreliability of memory and intuition to develop these forms.



Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue South, opens from 5-8pm with a new exhibit featuring James Key and Chris Dufala called “Wave Wither.” For Key, a painter and Dufala, a sculptor one may not think much common ground exists. The truth is that they are more alike than they are different.  Each artist’s work is riddled with allegory and false impression. 



Kate Steiger’s “Different Worlds” opens from 6-8pm at Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street. Steiger  photographs, prints, paints and creates mixed media pieces.



Opening from 5-8pm at the Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, is new work by Juan Alonso, fresh from his European adventure.


Andrea Heimer and Joe Max Emminger paintings open from 6-8pm in a new show at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.. A 2013 Neddy Award finalist, Heimer is a self-taught Bellingham area artist who has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, Berlin, and elsewhere. Emminger has exhibited extensively at prominent galleries throughout the Northwest. Widely collected, his work was used to create Bumbershoot’s fine art poster in 1986 and 2004.



Lisa“Emily Wood: To the East” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place and runs November 1. For the past 15 years, Wood, a University of Washington School of Art graduate, has been exhibiting regularly at Lisa Harris Gallery. She also has been featured in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chapel Hill, North Carolina and most recently in a solo exhibition at The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington. Her work can be found in the collections of Seattle University’s Sullivan Law Center, Merrill Lynch, Seattle Cancer Alliance, UW Medical Center, and Tacoma Art Museum as well as in private collections on the East and West Coasts. The artist has been included in important regional survey shows at The Tacoma Art Museum (1995) and the Whatcom Museum of History and Art (1999). In 2003 she was invited to participate in “Artists for the New Century” at Bennington Center for the Visual Arts in Vermont. Shown at the left: Palouse Spring.

“New Members” exhibit this month at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S. Featured are Brandon Aleson, Elizabeth Gahan, Shelly Leavens, Ray Mack, Nate Steigenga, Liz Tran and Brad Winchester. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.



stonStonington Gallery,  125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with a reception for “Isabel Rorick: The Awakening.” On view through October 31, the exhibit features Haida weaver Isabel Rorick’s famed spruce root weavings. It will focus in particular on regalia used in Haida celebrations, and include baskets, hats and rattles. In her artist’s statement, Rorick speaks of the need for an awakening of how we treat our world.  Rorick is a Haida weaver from Old Masset, a village at the north end of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in Canada. She comes from a long line of Haida weavers: her mother, Primrose Adams is a weaver, as was her grandmother Florence Edenshaw Davidson. Shown at the right: Raven Timelines Basket by Isabel Rorik.



traver“He Who Spins Illusions,” is on view through November 1 at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, and opens in a reception from 5-8pm on October 2.  Singletary is widely regarded as a leader in both the works of Northwest Coast Native art and studio glass. He is known for bringing a new material to an ancient tradition. In this exhibition, Singletary’s newest exhibition, the artist delves deeply into the mythic sub-currents of Tlingit emblems and iconography. Interested in the important tradition of storytelling in his native Tlingit culture, Singletary brings a fresh and newly imagined narrative to this most recent body of work.

Tom Dolese–artist of the month at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodOctober’s artist of the month at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, is Tom Dolese. The artist will be on hand October 11 from 2-4pm to meet the public and show his new works. Also showing this month are acrylic paintings by Nancy Canyon. Shown: Chickadee Lantern by Tom Dolese.

Award-winning women showing through November 28 at Women Painters of Washington Gallery

Birds in Paradise Final_8917 one“Ascension” group show by the women of Women Painters of Washington is on view through November 28 at the Women Painters of Washington Gallery  located in the Columbia Center Building (701 5th Ave. Suite 310 / Monday-Friday 11-4 / 206-624-0543).  This is a group exhibit by award-winning women artists who represent a wide range of styles, genres, and mediums.  Free and open to the public. Shown: Birds in  Paradise by Susan Glendenning.

Farmlands showing at Waterworks in Friday Harbor

waterOn view through September 28 at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle St. in Friday Harbor, is “Farmlands.” The show features works by Art Hansen and David Ridgway. Shown: White Barn by Art Hansen.

Ego & Jenny Dayton at Bherd Studios Gallery opens tonight

bherdBherd Studios Gallery, 312 N. 85th Street in Seattle, is featuring solo shows from Seattle artists Ego & Jenny Dayton in a reception tonight from 6-9:30pm. On view through October 31, Ego’s work has a flair for slightly dark, whimsical creepiness, influenced by the macabre sides of tattoo culture, street art, and underground fine art. Dayton creates both paintings and 3-d miniature scenes for this exhibition. Her work is message intense, compassion and respect for animals is the gospel she preaches. Shown: Ego, Just Because.

New show opens tonight at Howard/Manville in Kirkland

howardmJoin the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, tonight during the Kirkland Art Walk from 5-8pm for an opening reception for their new exhibit. Featured are new works by Leo Osborne, Teresa Saia, Leslie Sandbulte and Kim Matthews Wheaton.  Shown: Pumpkin Wizard by Leo Osborne  24" x 24" Acrylic/gold leaf.