Archive for the ‘Gallery News’ Category
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, located at 1201 Western Avenue, is one of Seattle’s oldest galleries. In a special reception on April 20 from 5:30 – 8:30pm, they celebrate 56 years of representing many of the area’s most prominent artists. Featured are new and recently acquired works by Victoria Adams, Guy Anderson, Jaq Chartier, William Cumming, Morris Graves, Susan R. Hall, Paul Horiuchi, David Kroll,Jared Rue, & Gerard Tsutakawa. The show closes May 20. Shown: Summer Storm Washington Coast by Kenneth Callahan.
“Botanical Exuberance: Trees & Flowers in Northwest Art” is showing at Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue. The show begins with 19th and early 20th century paintings by Tacoma’s Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943). Her paintings were so highly regarded that she was commissioned to paint four landscapes that were used as travel posters for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway. From the 19th century through today, local artists have used floral and tree motifs in their work in various mediums. Many artists of yesteryear who made their reputations glorifying the beauty of our area are included in the exhibition..Shown: Glen Alps, Hollyhocks, 1958, Serigraph, Private Collection.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., celebrates “Flowers & Gardens, Indoors and Out” through May 15. The group show highlights some of the gallery’s versatile painters who capture flowers and gardens, both in landscape paintings and in still life. During the Edmonds Art Walk the gallery will serve champagne, light dessert bites and offer entertainment by Gypsy Folk and Jazz from the Toka Ensemble.
Gallery North’s featured exhibit is “Moment & Eternity”, an exhibit of photography and oil paintings by award-winning artist Wei Chen. Well-known for her painterly photography, this artist uses an unusual technique to convey a very personal feeling of nostalgia in her work. Wei Chen uses light as paint and the camera as her brush to create surrealistic, in-camera images, in contrast to the traditional use of photography for realistic representation. Shown: Ocean Nocturne XXI. The gallery is located 401 Main Street.
Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens for an artists’ reception tonight from 5-8pm with: Adrenne, an eclectic artist currently working in digital media presents: "Digitized", with abstracts, expressive still-life’s and northwest landscapes; also showing is Ann Gan’s "American Landscape in Chinese Painting (水墨畫中的美國山水)", expressing the love of her favorite places in America in ink & watercolor on rice paper and silk.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Ave. NE, owner, Carol Maurer was so impressed by the Seattle Art Museum’s Seeing Nature show featuring the private collection of Paul Allen that she created a collection of landscape masterpieces to share with you. She says, “We may not have the deep pockets of Paul Allen but that doesn’t make this watercolor by artist David Harrison any less of a masterpiece.”
Owner Carol doesn’t just collect and frame art, she is also an artist herself. Part of the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, she is currently showing a few pieces at a group show at the Miller Library April 7th – May 6th on UW Campus. Shown at the right is by Carol.
“Dreamers,” new works by award-winning artist Craig Kosak opens April 8 from 2-4 pm at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. The show is a new series of contemporary wildlife paintings infused with shimmering light and messages that are unique for each viewer. Meet the artist tomorrow, April 8 from 2-4pm. The show continues through April 30. Shown: The Dream of When We Could Fly.
Artwood Gallery, , 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven is Bellingham’s go-to location for wood furnishings designed and built by local artists. Featured in April are the paintings of Gary Giovane. Gary’s influences include the Northwest Coast, Celtic and Japanese styles, among others. He paints on cedar and each of his carefully crafted and decorative subjects is accompanied by the story of the event that inspired it.
On Sunday, April 23rd, as part of Dirty Dan Days in Fairhaven, Gary Giovane will be at Artwood to meet with visitors; and Jim Hume, another Artwood craftsman, will be on hand to demonstrate wood carving.
“Brilliant Hues ~ Spontaneous Style” opens at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, on April 7 in a reception from 6-9pm. . Participating artists include: Denise Champion, Elaine McRory, Nick Payne, Laurie Potter, Phyllis Self, and Valeri Wade.The show will hang in the gallery through April 28. Shown: Sunshine and Butterflies by NickPayne.
An exhibition featuring new works in glass, sculpture and unique abstracts is showing at Gallery Mack, 2100 Western Avenue in the north end of the Pike Place Market. Featured artists are Henner Schroder, Christopher Mathie, Georgia Gerber, Andrew Carson and Cindy Miller. Shown: Incarus by Henner Schroder, Sandcast Glass, Glass Inclusion and Solid Worked Onlay, 24 1/4" H x 17 1/2" W x 9 1/2" DC
“Just me! Plants and Animals” opens from 5-8pm on April 7 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Mary Franchini (2 dimensional artist and art teacher) and Barbara Neswald (2 and 3 dimensional artist). Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits in her window. Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals. For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators. Shown: Black & White Mary by Mary Franchini
The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, April 7 from 6 – 9 pm.
705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative
April brings artists Steve Klein and Meg Holgate to the ACME Gallery. Klein’s distinctive kiln-formed work and Holgate’s paintings, drawings and glass sculpture are a marriage of quiet balance and gentle movement.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
Burton Jewelers will feature an expanded show of “Two Perspectives”, Linda Henley & James Keul (Mother & Son) floral themed watercolor and landscape oil paintings. The show will be much enhanced with new works coming out of their show in North Carolina. Complimenting the painting wills be a special new selection of Lundberg art glass from California. The April Birthstone is diamond and a special selection of impressive and interesting diamonds will be shown. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be offered.
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts
“SPRING HAS SPRUNG”. This showing features many new local artists including Jan Gellatly, Watercolor & Prints; Susan Specht-Oram, “Cats & Tulips”; Nancy Hammer, Mixed Media; and Paul Lewing, Acrylics & NW tile designs. The Gallery also presents new works by Ellen Dale, Fused Glass; Greg Dugan, Watercolor, Pen & Ink; Randy Emmons, Watercolor; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylic; Linde Husk, Acrylic; Michael Laboon, Clay Murals; Jesse Link, Prints on Canvas; Terry MacDonald, Acrylic; Jill McDougall, Mixed Media; Ron Moore, Wood Sculptures; Ruth Owen, Textiles; Suzanne Powers Oil, Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics, Carla Seaton, Mixed Media; Annette Tamm, Fused Glass; Gail Thein, Bead Jewelry; Maria Wickwire, Sculptures; Peggy Woods, Watercolor & Prints. A SPECIAL TREAT: Greg Dugan will be demonstrating at 7pm his watercolor & drawing techniques.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery’s “Tulip Poster Artists, Past and Present” will feature the oils on metal by 2017 poster artist, Trish Harding, watercolors by 2016 artist Sandy Haight, vibrant oil pastels by 2005 artist Brett Varney and color photographs by 2000 and 2003 artist Randy Dana. All artists will be at the reception signing posters from their various years. Also showing are quilts by Fidalgo Island Quilt Group, in addition to new jewelry, sculptures, and glass work. Image: “Mt. Vernon”, 12 x 28 Oil on Metal by Trish Harding
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic features art from Tom Krowl during the month of April. Tom was born and raised in New York City. Although he has had no formal training, Tom discovered a love for the arts at a young age and is self-taught. Tom also restores paintings, including the enormous “Lady in the Woods” piece at The Majestic which originated in 1889 from Manchester, England.
611 R Ave, The Depot
Join the Anacortes First Friday Artwalk for Tulips and Literature. Open from 6-9 pm on First Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Presented by the Anacortes Arts Commission. Featuring local artists in photography, painting and sculpture in honor of the Tulip. And featuring local authors and their stories to tell (fiction and non-fiction.)
.Center On Contemporary Art 2017 Member’s Show, curated by Deborah Paine, Curator and Collections Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. The exhibit runs April 6-29. The opening reception is this Thursday, April 6 from 6-9 pm, in the CoCA gallery at 114 3rd Ave S. Shown at the left: Under the Umbrella by Malayka Gormally.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., introduces David Burdeny along with new work by Chase Langford in their April exhibit, “Parallels and Meridians.” On view through April 22, the exhibit opens on First Thursday in a reception from 6-8pm.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with “Echoes + Traces,” featuring paintings from two visually contrasting artists, Danila Rumold and Lori Swartz, artists connected by a fundamental interest in the layering of shapes, colors, lines, and textures, in effort to explore mental and physical sensations of being present.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., invites all to a reception with the Joe Rudko and Daniel Carrillo, April 6 from 6-8pm. Saturday, April 8, at noon the gallery sponsors a “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through. This is the first one-person exhibition by Seattle artist, Joe Rudko. A photographer by training, the artist now primarily works with found photographs. For this exhibition, Carrillo uses older daguerreotype technique, focusing not on his artist contemporaries, but on the tools and ephemera found in artists’ studios.
Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents “Color Meditations,” an exhibition of abstract paintings by Seattle artist Charles Emerson. Emerson embraces color and process as the foundation of his artworks, which range from atmospheric compositions reminiscent of landscapes to non-representational color fields. An artist’s reception for Charles Emerson’s first solo show at Harris Harvey Gallery will be held First Thursday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Since his Seattle debut in 2016 at Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., painter Wendelin Wohlgemuth has shown in New York, Los Angeles, Spain, and Sweden. His new body of work is inspired by photographic imagery, which he translates in paint and then adds abstract marks, thus reinforcing his view that we “see photographs in the same way we view ourselves: as virtual objects.” The opening reception is from 6-8pm.
The Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washingston, opens from 5-8pm with “Elements,” featuring work by Whitney Buckingham-Beechie.
Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing the work of Robert Pruitt in a show titled “Planetary Survey.” The show features works on paper- a combination of charcoal, conté and pastel on hand-dyed or coffee-toned paper- in a variety of sizes. The signature portraits blend elements of science fiction and technology with traditional African patterns and ceremonial sculptures. With this body of work Pruitt is particularly interested in the historic notion of "black escape," a desire to be free from the literal and psychological constraints on the formation of black identity reaching back to slavery.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets & Barry Herem - New Works.” Presented is an exhibition of berry baskets in glass by Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and traditional woven berry baskets by artists including Isabel Rorick (Haida), Lisa Telford (Haida), and Deborah Head (Tlingit). The Northwest boasts over thirty edible berries in its ecosystem, so it follows that indigenous peoples have made berry-picking a central seasonal activity for millennia. April is the first blush and bud of the salmonberries and Indian plum, and marks the time when the tribes make preparations for gathering.
The Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Surface, Portraits by David Beckley. Surface presents David Beckley’s re-examination of the photographic portrait and its (in)ability to effectively convey identity. Also showing is Susan Christensen’s “Climb!,” a new series of pastel abstract drawings, united by the image of a ladder. Shown at the right: Bend the Truth by Susan Cchristensen.
“Pieces of Stories”, featuring the work of Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell, debuts at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., opens April 6 from 5-8pm. Both artists combine pieces of text and imagery together to create new narratives in their proximity.
“A Passion for Provence:Landscapes, Seascapes and Wooden Boats,” opens from 5-7pm tonight at the Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W. McGraw Street in Seattle. The solo exhibit features 20 new French Impressionist oil paintings by Valerie Collymore. The show runs through April 29.
Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second Street in Langley, features the kaleidoscopic art and mandalas of Beth Johnson, the organic flow of Clovy Tsuchiya’s tableware and the metal art of Johnathan and Jandellyn Ward this month. Meet the artists, member artists along with the gallery’s newest artist, Tina Goodrich, from 5-7 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and the music of Tali.
Work of renowned Native American artist Steve Smith (Dla’kwagila) runs from March 22 -April 8 at the Steinbrueck Native Gallery , 2030 Western Avenue at the north end of the Pike Place Market. A reception for the artist is on Saturday, March 25 from 5-6pm. Smith’s work has been exhibited in the Changing Hands show, curated by the Museum of Arts & Design. He held his first major solo exhibition in 2013 at the Steinbrueck Gallery; his major commissions can be found at the in YVR Art Collection at the Vancouver International Airport. He is recognized as a leader in the contemporary Native art movement, changing the direction of the traditional work of the Northwest Coast peoples.
“Earth, Sky and Water,” opens Friday, March 17 from 6:30-8pm at the Arts of Kenmore, at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE in Kenmore. The opening reception includes presentations by Mayor David Baker, City Manager Rob Karlinsey, and the Hwy 522 Beautification Projects committee. Find out how this really happened and why 10 Semi-Finalist Artists are vying for the giant public art installation along the Burke-Gilman Trail.