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First Friday Gallery Walk in Anacortes 6-9pm April 3, 2015

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery 

McCool Gallery is featuring local artists Diane and Art Learmonth. Wood wall pieces and furniture by Art and Fiber pieces by Diane. Art will display new pieces with Celtic Knot designs as well as wall sculptures using burls and exotic woods. Diane will show small felted fiber works with a seacoast theme as well as a collection of felted, beaded and adorned "Spirit Dolls". The gallery will also celebrate spring with colorful floral oil paintings by Cathy Schoenberg and bright acrylics by Anne Martin McCool.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Gallery at Burtons is showing the paintings of Linda Henley, watercolors of Northwest wildflowers in the style of botanical illustrations. Also featured will be a special collection of Lundberg art glass in floral themes.  Refreshments will be served.


420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery  presents a new collection of oils by Keith Sorenson.  Sorenson is working in a series of landscapes with colorful trees in his style of “rain and reflection”. Also showing are oils by Sandy Byers, acrylics by Dianna Shyne and Christine Camilleri and abstract oils by Don deLlamas and quilts by the Fidalgo Island Quilters. Shown at the left: Riverside, Tan & Blue, 42 x 36 Oil by Keith Sorenson.



419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic is featuring art from Tom Krowl. Tom joined the Navy in the 60’s and is a retired Vietnam veteran who retired in Washington State. He creates oil paintings inspired by all of the places he has lived and seen over the years. Tom also restores paintings, including the enormous Lady in the Woods piece at The Majestic which originated in 1889 from Manchester, England. He has several other pieces of work around Skagit Valley.


419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa  (2nd floor of Majestic)

The Apothecary Spa is participating in Quilt Walk this April.  Come on in to the spa to check out these beautiful pieces of textural art.  Each one tells its own story.  The spa halls and sanctuary will be open Friday for lovers of this fine craft or stop in anytime for a tour.


314 Commercial Ave., H2O

H2O hosts artists Melinda Barnett with feather designs, Melanie Huckins-Maletta with multi-media jewelry and Lisa Rhoades with feather bed designs

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk April 2, 2015

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 2nd Avenue, opens from 5-80m with “Art in True Fashion.”  On view through May 2, the  invitational exhibition features the works of fourteen esteemed artists interested in the dynamic interchange between two divergent forms of expression: fashion and art. The ensemble of artists was chosen due to the fact that they are actively creating fashion within their painting or sculpture. Shown at the left: Cowgirl by Deborah Oropallo.



artxchange“Scissors + Paper” opens at 5pm at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue. Lauren Iida, Alisa Lahti, and Ann Leda Shapiro explore storytelling, the cycles of life, and cultural heritage through differing approaches in cut-paper art. A talk by the artists is scheduled for April 12 from 12-3pm.



The Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152 St., opens from 5-8pm with “Narrating Earth” represents collaborative works of glass sculpture by Lin McJunkin, paintings by Ann Vandervelde, and poetry by Anne McDuffie. 



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm “Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.” Also showing is “Reginald Marsh (American 1898-1954) The Complete Whitney Museum Edition.” Shown at the left: one of the Japanese prints.



"FLATLINERS" featuring artists and illustrators who span the gamut from flat, colorful compositions to bold, high contrast line work, opens at the Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, in a reception from 5-9pm.



“The House of Owls,” new sculpture, clayboard and drawings by Tony Angell, opens at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., in a reception at 6pm.



Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., showcases an all-members exhibit through May 2. Curated by founder George Brandt, the show opens from 5-8pm.



Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., debuts a one-person exhibition by Seattle artist Buster Simpson in a reception from 6-8pm. The show, “Double Bound,” explores urban environments and social structures, nature, and environmentalism with restless intelligence and humor.The artist will give a talk Saturday, April 4 at noon.



Juan Alonso Studio, 302 S. Washington, invites all from 5-8pm to a reception  and fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation for Alaska and Washington.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., presents a major exhibition of new large-and small-scale plein-air oil paintings by Kurt Solmssen in a reception from 6-8pm.  His paintings have been exhibited at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Bakersfield Museum of Art, and The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Ann Morris Crossing Though.” Morris’s vessels use organic materials such as seaweed, sinew, twigs, and plant matter to embrace the inevitability of transformation and muse on the entanglement of life and death. With exposed framework, their construction echoes that of old boats, which  quietly drift through the gallery, casting shadows along the way. The show runs through May 3. Her work has been shown at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Museum of Northwest Art, and the Whatcom Museum, with galleries in Seattle, Portland, Port Townsend and Santa Fe.Shown at the left: Blue Stocking.



stoningtonThe Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with  the first American gallery exhibit of contemporary Vancouver artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida tribe). His work has been seen in museums and galleries across Canada, Asia and Europe, but he makes his Seattle debut with Stonington Gallery  and the Seattle Art Museum  this year. Yahgulanaas is known for his hyper-kinetic drawings that combine the bold lines of traditional Haida formline, and the narrative form of Japanese comics. He dubs the style "Haida Manga", an unexpected and successful genre pairing that he has explored in varied media. The show runs through May 3.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “Northwest Clay,” an invitational ceramics exhibition focusing on the thriving field of clay art in the region. The first in a series of invitational ceramics exhibitions, the gallery will devote the entirety of its exhibition space to showcasing fresh and diverse works by 18 contemporary ceramic artists from California, Oregon, Washington and Montana. The show opens fro 5-8pm and runs through May 2.

Julie DeRouche show at Good Earth Pottery for March

goodearth“Fairies in the Garden” is currently showing at  Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. The March featured artist, Julie DeRouche, creates unique hand-built ceramics to add a touch of fantasy to life–indoors and out.

Waterworks show through April 4 at Mainframe

mainframeMainframe, 5628  Airport Way South #110, continues the “Waterworks” series of exhibits dedicated to the nature and place of the Northwest. Photographer Rick Bringolf’s photo essay on the Georgetown Steam Plant and Jamie Brouwer’s swimming paintings examines the industrial, recreational, and spiritual values of water from the unique NW perspective. The show continues through April 4.

Introductions opens today at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens for a special reception from 4-6pm on March 21 to introduce “Introductions.” The exhibition showcases  five new gallery artists: Kristina Boardman, Lindsey Kustusch, Jeane Myers, Stan O’Neil and Ron Parker. Shown: Reverse Banjo Shapes by Stan O’Neil

Carrie Goller Gallery features plein air painter Robin Weiss during Poulsbo’s Second Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm

carrieThis month the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo,  showcases some  favorite community locals and locales during March 14 Historic Downtown Poulsbo’s Second Saturday Artwalk, from 5-8pm. Carrie welcomes plein air painter extraordinaire, Robin Weiss and his easel to the Front Street location as he captures the magnificent blooming Magnolia tree in front of the neighboring restaurant, Sogno di Vino. Shown: View Toward Lynwood by Robin Weiss.

Fine Impressions celebrates St. Patrick’s Day this month


In honor of St. Patrick’s day this month, Fine Impressions Gallery   \8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring all things Irish on the Homepage. This vintage poster from the Irish Tourist Board shows off all the scenic and historic highlights of the country. Looking for more ways to celebrate? Head on down to the Irish Festival on March 14th and 15th, part of the Festal series at the Seattle Center. More info on their website –

Yvette Neuman’s new show at Northwest Woodworkers opens at 6pm during the Belltown Artwalk tonight

nwwoodMeet artist Yvette Neumann during the opening of her show, “Driven to Abstraction,”  at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue, at 6pm. Neumann’s work incorporates aspects of surreal, figurative, and abstract art styles. The opening tonight takes place as part of the  Belltown Artwalk on Friday, March 13.

Renowned Canadian Artist, Lori-ann Latremouille on view at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue through April 4

gunnar“Poets Dress,” the newest works by Canadian artist Lori-ann Latremouille, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, on March 11 in a reception from  6-8pm. She is also a singer songwriter and has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Since the 1980’s Latremouille has been creating her visual puzzles of humans, animals and vegetation intertwined on paper with charcoal and pastels. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings. Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.

Sumbanese Ikats at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge through March 29 with reception March 6 from 6-8pm

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens March 6 with a special reception from 6-8pm for “Sumbanese Ikats” from the gallery’s collection. Featured are traditional ikats by noted Sumbanese weavers, a “magical” double ikat from Tenganan, Bali, and contemporary designs from American textile artist Lou Zeldis. Entertainment will be provided at the reception by the Gypsy Jazz Band.

Nostalgia Show on view at Scott Milo through March 31

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm with a reception for “Nostalgia – A Bittersweet Yearning for the Past.”  The show is a  of work by gallery artists who have undertaken to  represent “Nostalgia”, in many forms, whether it be old trucks and barns, old signs, or other collections of items from days gone by. Also featured are photographs on canvas by Dick Garvey, oil still lifes by Melissa Jander, color photographs by Lewis Jones, oils by Lorna Libert and pastels and oils by Donna Trent along with a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables. Image:  Vase with Hydrangea and Fruit, 18 x 24 Oil by Melissa Jander

Allied Arts of Whatcom County hosts 2015 Members Show

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham,  hosts its 2015 Members Show from March 6 – 28. This show features work from nearly 100 Allied Arts members, including professional artists, students, and new or emerging artists. Works presented range from traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. A reception for the exhibition is on March 6 from 6-9pm.

Approximately 30 pieces from this show will be chosen to be exhibited at the Hotel Bellwether’s hallway and Lighthouse Bar & Grill during the month of April.  For more information visit or contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x5 or

First Thursday openings on March 5, 2015

abmeyerAn exhibition featuring the work of Steve Jensen opens at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, in a reception from 5-8pm. The death of several significant figures in his life within a short period of time materialized the inspirational platform that drove Jensen to utilize his creativity as a means to cope. These watershed moments were the catalyst for the development of his funerary boat sculptures, constructed to cradle the remains of his deceased loved ones, all of which were set afloat at sea in ceremonies that evoke his Nordic heritage.  His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country and is featured in the permanent collections of several prominent museums. Shown: Viking Swan.



Bryan Ohno Gallery,  521 S. Main Street, presents the highly anticipated art exhibit of LEGO toy photography by Vesa Lehtimäki (Finland), Shelly Corbett (Seattle) and Boris Vanrillaer (Sweden).  Their macro lens captures carefully created and unexpected scenes combining nature and Lego figures. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.



fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-9pm with “Conversations Between Color and Line,” a solo exhibition of new abstract/non-objective painting and sculpture by Barry Johnson. Johnson’s bent and painted wood and mixed material sculpture continues his quixotic journey with line, now enhanced by mass and 3-dimensional perspective. Shown at the right: To The Point.

An exhibition featuring work by Barbara Sternberger / Patti Bowman opens from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.  from 6-8pm.




lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, invites all to a reception to meet artists Victoria Johnson and Karen Kosoglad from 6-8pm. Kosoglad works entirely from live models, exploring rhythm and shape with her organic approach to the female figure. She acknowledges "there is an illusive truth that I’m trying to capture in relation to the actual form and the balance of the abstract form." Her figures, through being abstracted, become part of the space they exist in, creating a kind of organic geometry. Johnson’s non-representational works materialize refined, dynamic forms that embrace energy, motion, and the slipperiness of perception. Her painted forms appear to float in and out of the picture plane, rotating, jostling, caressing, and intersecting one another. Shown the left: 280 by Victoria Johnson.



womenThirty-eight members of Women Painters of Washington, in the Columbia Center Building downtown 701-5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle, bring carefully crafted pieces ranging from the abstract to the realistic focusing on the raw most basic elements to seeing and interpreting the world around us – light and dark, or black and white.  The works express a broad array of emotions, intentions and meanings. When color takes a back seat to content, line, value, texture and technique, it can allow us the opportunity to change the way we view the world or solidify Music from Cornish College of the Arts will be provided at the reception from 4-6pm.  It’s a perfect stop before for First Thursday Art Walk.  Shown at the right: Landscape with Copper by Irene Yesley.



woodsideLisa Gilley’s paintings, currently on view at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, are from her recent travels between Central Alaska to Washington state and Idaho. Each painting documents a National Park, Monument, current Wilderness Area or land that is currently trying to be protected under different wilderness acts. Her show, “From North to Northwest,” opens in a reception from 5:30-8:30pm. Shown at the left: East Fork Toklat River.

Calendar of art walks and events through February 22

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 –

Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.

Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5 – 8pm. All three museums are

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.


Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through


Through February  22

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique hand-blown Glass treasures. Visit

First Thursday in Seattle–what’s happening

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, opens from 5-8pm with Linda Lowe’s “Resonance.” Although this is Lowe’s first solo exhibition in Seattle, she  has exhibited at prominent galleries nationally and her work is included in many corporate collections. Shown at the left: Migration.



artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S.,  presents William Song’s newest body of paintings in the exhibition, “Shared Resonance.” In Song’s multi-layered works mixing oil and wax, the artist channels energy into a physical form that can be collectively shared with audiences. Song’s work has been exhibited multiple times at ArtXchange Gallery, at Seattle City Hall, and in public locations including Harborview Medical Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Shown at the right: Blue-White #10.



davidsonAmanda Knowles’ “Nescience” opens at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. from 5-8pm. Knowles takes abstracted scientific diagrams and images from a scanning electron microscope to emulate science’s ability to take the world apart and put it back together in a manageable way. Showing concurrently is “Indeterminate Lines,” recent etchings by French artist Bernar Venet. . In 2005, Venet received the title of Chevalier de La Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration. Shown at the left: Knotted Hill by Amanda Knowles.



fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., premiers two new artists tonight: Richard Downs and Don Morris.  From 7-9pm on February 12, the gallery is sponsoring a special educational evening, “A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Fine Art.” Follow this link for tickets: Shown at the right: Getting Ready in the House of Daedalus (detail)  by Richard Downs.



Opening from 6-8pm at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Ave.S.,  is “Concinnitas-Prints” suggesting “skillfully constructed thought,” a portfolio of aquatints, depicting hand-drawn equations, expressions and formulas by ten notable mathematicians and physicists of our time.


Work by Portland artist  Lucinda Parker opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S. She has had numerous one-person exhibitions throughout her career, including a career survey show at the Portland Art Museum, a one-person show at the Boise Art Museum, and Documents NW at the Seattle Art Museum.



lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with Christine Sharp’s “Views fro the Byways.” Sharp exhibits oil paintings focused on the byways of Washington, Oregon and Montana as she  explores the Northwest landscape through abstraction, pattern and shape inspired by travel through these regions. Before embarking upon her painting full time, Sharp produced news and investigative broadcasts for CNN. Her documentary work has been recognized with several awards including a Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival and the George Foster Peabody Award. She has also been honored with Signature Status in the Northwest Watercolor Society. Shown at the left: Methow Falls.



stonington“Roger Purdue: An Introduction, A Retrospection” opens at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. Purdue, who passed away in 2014,  created serigraphs primarily for his and his community’s enjoyment, and his work has never been seen outside of Whidbey Island and Orcas Island, WA. The artist was inspired by his great grandmother, who was Tsimshian, as well as many summers spent sailing the coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.