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Seattle First Thursday Art Walk April 3 shows to see

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens in a reception fro 5-8pm with “Bloom,” new works by Marcio Diaz and HiiH Lights. The show, on view through April 26, has gallery artists exploring  the colors, landscapes, and emotions of the emergent season. Shown at the right: Northwest Garden by Marcio Diaz.



abmeyer“Sustaining,” a celebration of Earth Day on view through April 27, opens at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, in a reception from 6-8pm. The group exhibition that focuses on the health of our ecosystem, interactions with the environment, and our community impact. The gallery will donate a portion of the proceeds to Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a Northwest nonprofit dedicated to restoring wild salmon and steelhead and supporting sustainable fishing. Shown: Matthew Dennison, CONNECTIVITY.


davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  represents the beginning of the next chapter in the career of the painter Camille Patha in an exhibition titled “Irascible,” on view through April 26. The artist’s journey over the past five decades, currently showing at the Tacoma Art Museum  exhibition “A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha,” sets the foundation for her newest body of work. The 2006 monograph on Patha by Matthew Kangas, the TAM exhibition essay by Curator Rock Hushka, and the discussion of the artist’s political perspective by Alison Maurer are a collective body of writing that make clear Patha’s impact and position as a major artist working in the Northwest. Also showing this month is a retrospective of the work of Lockwood Dennis (1937 – 2012). Shown at the right: Irascible, Camille Patha.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens with “Upwords” this month. The show examines the meaning of words in popular culture and that they have the power to transform a thought into a movement. The exhibition runs through April 26.



fredholmesFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with a very special farewell reception and exhibition for peripatetic contemporary painter, Lyle Carbajal as he departs Seattle for Charlotte, NC; New Orleans, LA; for a month and finally to France, where he’ll be painting in residence for four months. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world including Portugal, France, Denmark, Belgium, the US cities of Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Miami; and can be found in many private and corporate collections. The show, “Back East/Down South,” runs through April. Shown at the right by Lyle Carbajal.l



Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., presents two shows this month opening First Thursday from 6-8pm and an artists’ reception on April 5 from 5-7pm. The front gallery features Sabe Lewellyn’s visual reflections of perceptions of beauty through the everyday and not-particularly-beautiful banal aspects of our lives. Betty Sapp Ragan’s body of work in the back gallery pushes the viewer to question the negative and or positive effects that the establishment of new buildings have within communities.



Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., is showing “INK ON PAPER,” work by  Chris Engman, who  explores what is true and false in photography.  Engman will give an informal walking tour of the exhibition at 5pm on First Thursday. A second exhibit, "Cadence," references many of the themes and motifs in Darren Waterston’s recent work from animal silhouettes, to the gilded splendor and moody landscapes of Whistler, and the Asian paintings that inspired them both. On view through May 17, the opening reception is from 6-8pm.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens “JOHN COLE Selected Works from the Estate and Other Private Collections,”  in a reception from 6-8pm. The British-born artist, who passed away in 2007, is best known for his interpretations of the Pacific Northwest landscape.  The exhibition at the gallery  includes never-shown canvases and works on paper spanning a 35-year period. His works have been included in exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum  and Tacoma Art Museums in Washington and at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. Cole was the subject of a 30-year retrospective in 2003 at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, The artist’s work is featured in “The Pacific Northwest: a Painted History” (Sasquatch Books, Seattle), and “100 Artists of the West Coast” (Schiffler Publishing),  as well as “Cubist Thinking “(Lisa Harris Gallery). His paintings are in numerous private collections throughout the United States and Canada.  The show runs through April 28. Concurrently showing through June 15 at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner is “JOHN COLE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE .” Shown at the left: John Cole, Madronas- Late Summer,  Photo credit: Ken Wagner.



Physical Conversation,” a show featuring the works of married artists Sheila Klein + Ries Niemi, is on view through April 26 at the Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South. They share inspirations, ideas, mediums, techniques, children, and dinner. Back to back, they launch themselves into different directions. The opening reception is from 5 – 8 pm, First Thursday, April 3.



stoningtonBARRY HEREM: The Great Outdoors,” on view through April 26 at the Stonington Gallery, 123 South Jackson Street, opens First Thursday, April 3, 6-8pm. His work honors the fact that, traditionally, Northwest Coast art–such as totem poles, canoes and welcome figures–was meant to be seen in nature and surrounded by weather, wildlife and growing things. Herem is based in Washington and has been represented by Stonington Gallery for over twenty five years. In the 1970s the artist helped to survey Native Alaskan historic sites for Sealaska Corporation, cementing a lifetime love of the region’s art and history.



traverThe Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens on First Thursday from 5-8pm with Carmen Vetter’s show, “After Before,” and Tom Degroot’s “An Edge in the Ocean.” The neo-geometric compositions of Carmen Vetter’s kilnformed glass panels are designed to explore the interplay between opposites, highlighting the relationship between positive and negative space and exploring the subtle shifts in tone as light gives way to shadow across their textured surfaces. DeGroot’s paintings prove that humble, utilitarian materials such as wire mesh or corrugated cardboard can transcend themselves to create a bounty of luxurious, meditative patterns and possibilities. Shown at the left: Carmen Vetter, Crucible, kiln-formed, bas-relief glass panels, photo: Dan Kvitka.                      

Special Delivery at Hall Spassov Gallery in Bellevue

The culmination of four years of intense collaboration, “Special Delivery,”  the latest offering from the artist duo of Gretchen Gammell and Amy Spassov, aka, Mars and Pony, will be on view at Hall Spassov Gallery, 800 Bellevue NE, Ste. 150 in Bellevue,  through April 30. The show is Gammell and Spassov’s second collaborative exhibition, which, by interweaving each other’s imagery and skill, they allow a new voice to emerge. The opening reception is April 2 from 5-8pm.

Laura Hamje and Anne Petty currently at Prographica


prographNew work by Laura Hamje and Anne Petty just opened at Prographica Gallery, 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, and is on view through April 26. Hamje’s recent work entails architectural structures—buildings of course, but frequently bridges and construction sites. Her paintings have an abstract appeal. Petty’s paintings have a compelling psychological presence brought about by posture and body language. There is anxiety and stress, sometimes overtly, other times, subtly presented. Shown: Anne Petty, Figure as Part of the Landscape.

Meet the Maker Sundays at Northwest Woodworkers’ Gallery

nwwoodsunThis week it’s furniture craftsman Rich Soborowicz who shares his passion and process for designing and manufacturing fine furniture, Sunday March 30 from 11am – 2pm. Every Sunday a different woodworking artist is on hand at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 1st. Avenue, to show their latest work and answer questions.

Renato Muccillo exhibit at Howard/Mandville

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is currently showcasing new works by the award-winning artist Renato Muccillo through April 13. Muccillo’s sought-after paintings of tranquil and reflective waterways juxtaposed against expansive and luminous skies are easily recognizable for his "controlled impressionism" style. Shown: Phantom Limb

Soly Cissé’s work hanging at M.I.A. Gallery

On view through April 12 at the M.I.A. Gallery,  1203 Second Avenue, Suite A, is  Soly Cissé’s “Dreams.” The artist  achieved international recognition in numerous exhibitions (in France and in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Great Britain…). He has also participated in highly prestigious exhibitions, in particular “Africa Remix” at the Centre Pompidou, dedicated to the adventure of a new generation of artists who represent Africa.

Celebrating the Irish at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds

coleThe Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S.  in Edmonds, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day this month with  internationally-acclaimed marine artist and author Austin Dwyer,  who brings a collection of paintings inspired by his home town of Dublin, Ireland. Shown: A Fair Day by Austin Dweer.

New works by Tracey Lane and Christopher Mathie open at Howard/Mandville tonight in Kirkland

HowardMandvilleHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens from 5-8pm during the Kirkland Art Walk with a show featuring works by Tracey Lane and Christopher Mathie. Shown: Intimate Sketch of the Ocean by Christopher Mathie . 

Troy Gua and Kellie Talbot open show at Bherd tonight

Showing through April 25  at the Bherd Gallery, 312 N. 85th. Street in Seattle, is “Here,” an exhibit with Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua pairing up in an unlikely road trip to explore themes of migration, manifest destiny, and the unique American yearning to get out on the highway. The two artists may have different approaches, but they often end up in the same spot. Receptions for the artists will take place March 14 from 6-9:30pm and April 11 from 6-9:30pm. Shown: Interstate Number 1 by Troy Gua.

Rising Star Furniture makers reception at 6pm tonight

nwwgAt 6pm tonight the jury will award the Honor of Distinction to one furniture maker at the annual reception for the Rising Star Furniture Makers at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery,  2111 First Avenue  in downtown Seattle. Stop by the gallery between 6-9pm to mingle with the artists, enjoy some award winning wine from CloudLift Cellars and see the new furniture designs.

Prints of Crimea from the 1830’s at Fine Impressions

fineimpressUnless you live under a rock, you know that the news is full of events in  the Crimea and Russia. Russia annexed Crimea under Catherine the Great in 1783, and they want it back!! Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE in Seattle, always in tune with current events,  is featuring historic maps and prints related to Crimea. This is from a set of original Anatole Demidoff geologic maps. These were produced in the 1830’s, during the beginning of what would become a long and complex ongoing history of oil production in the area. You can see more in the gallery’s “New in the Gallery” page on their website. They also have prints  related to the 1850’s Crimean War with Great Britain, France and Turkey.

James Minden and Carolyn Cole at SAM Gallery

samsalesNew works by Portland artists Carolyn Cole and James Minden are on view at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery in the downtown Seattle location at First and Union. Join the artists at the opening reception on March 13 from 6-8pm. Shown: Sense by James Minden.

Svetlana Shalygina’s new work at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnar“Maintain Personal Space,” a new show featuring paintings by Svetlana Shalygina,  one of the most popular artists at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is on view through April 5. The Russian-born and influenced artist now lives and paints in Newport Beach, CA. Also on view are new paintings by long-time gallery favorite Loren Salazar. A reception for the show is March 12 from 6-8pm. Shown: Next by Svetlana Shalygina

First Friday in March openings around Puget Sound

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, offers a special show titled “Sky Narratives” by Don Tiller, internationally known artist.  As the gallery’s guest artist, he will showcase two front windows with landscapes throughout March.  Meet him at  the opening day, Mar. 7 from 5-8 pm.  He will also give an Art Talk on Mar. 18.  In April, he will offer a two day workshop in Sequim.  For more info. check  Shown at the right: the artist in front of one of his paintings.



ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery , 3805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will have an artist reception from 4-7pm featuring the work of Debi Lane, textile and mixed media artist. Lane uses a variety of mediums, including textiles, clay, bead-work, and found objects, to create figurines and art quilts. Live music for this reception will be performed by Paul Nyenhuis playing Native American music on his handmade wooden flutes.  Shown at the left: Medicine Man.



Squared Away, “ a joint exhibition of work by Jana Evans and Yoshinaga Kawamura, opens on March 7 from 6-8 PM at the Pottery Northwest Gallery, 226 First Avenue N. in Seattle. The exhibition celebrates the completion of Evans’ and Kawamura’s artist-in-residencies at Pottery Northwest.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm with a reception for Robert Schlegel. He paints in his studio as well as
en plein aire, and his finished paintings can be oil, acrylic or mixed media on paper, panel or canvas. More recently he has created assemblages resembling birds.



theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way NE, presents, “Western Landscapes Invitational,”  the works of local and regional artists depicting views of the changing seasons and moods of the Plains, the Palouse of Eastern Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and color-drenched central California. Their styles span from representational to minimalist and abstract in mediums of oil, acrylics, and fine art photography. On view through April 27, the show opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm.

New shows First Friday Gallery Walk in Anacortes 6-9pm

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery

Anne Martin McCool Gallery’s show includes new paintings by Anne Martin McCool, jewelry by Carole Cunningham and Debbie Aldrich and work by other gallery artists.

705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP

Gallery KP will be showing sculpture by local artist Peregrine O’Gormley, as well as, the 2011-2012 steamroller block prints created during the Anacortes Arts Festival. The show will be up all month and can be seen by appointment after the night of the gallery walk.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers celebrates heir 84th anniversary during March. Special collections and values offered throughout the store. Continuing is the special "Celebration of Scorpios" show featuring the paintings, drawings and woodblocks of iconic Northwest painter Guy Anderson and the sculpture of inspired Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken.  Both of these artists while firmly rooted in and drawing their inspiration from the Northwest speak to a universal spirit in their works.

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery presents “A Collector’s Dream” with photography by Dick Garvey.  This month is dedicated to Garvey’s work with special offers to collectors.  Showing  will be work on canvas and made in the darkroom. Shown at the left: Coca


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa features watercolors by Pien Ellis with some oils and acrylics, too. She will show landscapes, nautical work and florals.

419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa (2nd Floor Majestic Inn)

The Apothecary Spa is showing work by regional artists.