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First Friday openings

bluewholeFeatured artists of the month of November at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington ST. in Sequim,  are two veteran artists well known in the community: Karin Anderson (mixed media artist) and Jan Tatom (fiber artist). They will showcase fine art rich in colors, textures, and forms inspired by nature as if a tapestry of nature. Meet the artists at the opening from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Are We There Yet by Karin Anderson.

 

Osprey Letterpress108 NW Canal Street, Seattle,  presents “Slow Communication,” an exhibition of printmaking and installation work by Jessica Hoffman. Her show is a body of work that investigates collective memory, communication, and interpersonal relationships through found objects and printmaking. The opening reception will be held on Friday November 7th, from 6 – 9 p.m. and coincides with the Fremont First Friday Artwalk event.

 

 

scottThe Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in  during the Anacortes Gallery  Walk from 6-9pm.  , presents Northwest acrylics by Dianna Shyne of Camano Island.  Also showing are oils by James Moore, acrylics by Larry Heald, landscape pastels by Barbara Benedetti Newton and abstract oils by Mira Kamada.  We will also have lots of new jewelry and glass work by regional artists. Shown at the right: Water Taxi Dock by Dianna Shyne.

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm featuring new work from Northwest and Bainbridge Island artists including furniture, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and prints. Music during the reception is by Peter Spencer and Friends. Shown: by Jenny Andersen.

Dr. Seuss art showing at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnarnGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE is currently showing a special 60th anniversary edition release from the art of Dr. Seuss. Shown: TM & © 2014 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.  All Rights Reserved.

First Thursday Art Walk openings in Seattle

abmyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, showcases the paintings of Susan Hall through November 30, in a show titled “Instinct.” Her figures, primarily women, seem deep in thought- head turned down in contemplation. The introspection of Hall’s figures is not the result of a narrative that the artist creates, but rather Hall often chooses to present these figures alone. Shown at the left: Providence.

 

 

davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing Portland artist Marlene Bauer, who introduces recent works on paper with a series of collaged fragments ordered within a formal grid system. . Her work is included in the Hallie Ford Museum, Portland Art Museum, and numerous private collections. The artist is on the faculty of Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon. Shown at the right: Bay.

Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Allison Collins’ “Another Turn.” Collins has exhibited at the gallery since since the early 1980’s. Her timeless landscapes transport the viewer to a place of wonder. The show runs through November 29.

 

 

fredFor the rest of the year, Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental, is sponsoring a group show for his gallery artists in "Art Is The Gift That Gives Forever!"  With the holidays approaching, it seems perfectly appropriate to remind everyone of that very important fact.

 

 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S.,  announces the fourth exhibition of work by Whiting Tennis. The title, “Quilts and Monsters,” reflects the artist’s two ways of making paintings. The exhibition also contains sculptures created while Tennis participated in the artist-in-residency program at Pilchuck Glass School .  The reception opens from 6-8pm.

 

 

Hall Spassov Gallery,  319 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with  “Freeze, Thaw…,” work by Tracy Taylor Grubbs. Her canvases border on abstraction to the extent that they dip in and out of representation nearly in front of your eyes.

 

 

Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.,  presents Alfredo Arreguin in his 10th solo exhibition at the gallery. Recognized as one of the originators of the Pattern and Decoration movement in painting, Arreguin continues to garner accolades for his intricately designed and brilliantly colored oil on canvas paintings. Arreguin received an OHTLI Award, the highest recognition given by the Mexican government to the commitment of distinguished individuals who perform activities that contribute to promote Mexican culture abroad. The reception is from 6-8pm.

 

 

lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “CHRISTOPHER HARRIS, 20 Years Worth.” The show is a look back at the varied career of Seattle-based photographer Christopher Harris, who is best known for his mastery of pin-hole photography and the soft, painterly effects in his highly abstract compositions.  He has exhibited at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art and Bellevue Art Museum in Washington, where he was an artist in residence. A native of Illinois, Harris holds a Masters from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Brown University.  His work is included in the King County Public Art Collection, Harbor View Medical Center and other institutional collections in the Pacific Northwest. Shown at the right: Green Field. , Busch Road, Whitman County.

Punch Gallery,119 Prefontaine Pl. S., presents their 2014 International Juried Competition. This year, a sum total of 520 artists submitted 1,902 entries from far and wide, which were curated by SuttonBeresCuller. The reception is from 5-8pm with awards at 7pm.

 

 

stoningtonJoan Tenenbaum’s “50 Playful Things” opens in a reception at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, from 6-8pm.  Tenenbaum creates jewelry that reflects the landscape and seasons of the Northwest and Alaska. In 50 Playful Things she allows herself to experiment with new ideas and perspectives, revisiting themes from her past works–such as bears, wolves and glaciers–while also seeking inspiration from the shorelines of Washington. Also showing this month is “Masks,” by Scott Jensen. Shown at the left: Raven Wings Enameled Earrings.

 

 

 

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, showcases John Marshall’s “Above the Cloud,”  a new exhibition of works by master metalsmith and University of Washington Professor Emeritus, and Lynn Whitford’s “Woman of Unknown Etiology” in a reception from 5e-8pm.  Whitford’s  show draws on the artist’s ongoing interest in the beauty of ordinary objects and the way in which objects can seem to take on a life of their own, connecting us to our own history and to the shared history of our community. Shown at the right: Lynn Whitford, Fruit of Paradise.

Rare Ahtsik’Nuk carvings showing at Steinbrueck Native Gallery

steinbrueckSteinbrueck Native Gallery, 2030 Western Ave in Seattle, is currently showing “Ahtsik’Nuk – Good with the Hands.” This collection of rare and unusual carvings represent the work of fourteen Native artists from the Nuu-cha-nulth Nations of BC and Washington.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Elders always considered their people to be tightly entwined with the natural world. They are an ancient group whose traditional territory extends from the northern tip of the Olympic peninsula and stretches along the western edge of Vancouver Island. This rugged strip of land is home to sixteen Nations living between snow-capped mountains and the open ocean. They are a whaling people, long reliant upon the success of the dangerous and daring whale hunt, an event that took years of physical and spiritual preparation. Shown: Wolf Rattle by Gordon Dick.

Accreted Terrane now at the Museum of Northwest Art

monaShowing through January 4 at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner is “Accreted Terrane,” featuring work by 42 artists with ties to the Northwest. The exhibition collectively demonstrates the strengths of contemporary art in the Northwest in terms of innovation in materials, new perspectives on nature, and a sustained engagement with conceptual content. Shown: Lee Musgrave, Eddy Line

Prayer Wheel exhibition showcased at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth“Circling Home”- New Prayer Wheels by Chris Moench. are on view at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham through November. Moench’s award-winning prayer wheels are wheel-thrown and hand-carved. Each work is a magnificent tribute to our planet representing hope for the future. Prayer wheels are used for celebration, memorial, healing and meditation on the experience of life. 

Annual Box & Vessel Show begins at Northwest Woodworkers

Northwest woodNorthwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle,  presents the 35th Annual Box & Vessel Show featuring the extreme, artistic, and completely original vessel designs from talented makers across North America throughout November and December of 2014.  A reception is scheduled for November 14 at 6pm. Shown: by William Close.

Aquatints and mezzotints at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineThis month Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring the techniques of aquatint and mezzotint, two of the most subtle and intricate print processes. Both were developed in the 1600’s as methods to show more delicate shading for painterly prints. On the gallery’s home page is more information of these techniques, ad well as several examples. With both methods, the artist develops the print using no lines – the image is created entirely with successive layers of shading. Shown is Klamath River, showing the enormous depth and delicate detail that Northwest artist Stephen McMillan achieves with successive layers of blocking and etching.

Works from John C. Menihan estate at Davidson Galleries

davidsonOn view through November 14 at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. are works directly from the John C. Menihan (1908-1992) estate. Menihan  devoted two decades, the 1930s and 1940s, to creating more than 100 lithographs. Although Bolton Brown served as an early mentor, Menihan continued to experiment while producing an important body of work in this medium. Shown: Jake, Lithograph, signed. c. 1940

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.

  

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“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

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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.