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First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Wings,” show celebrating the work of Northwest artist Tony Angell .  Angell’s sculptures patiently capture the dynamism of birds in motion while seeking his subject’s indescribable spirit.

fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, presents a special exhibition of the works of Walter Quirk in honor of the celebrated artist’s 115th birthday.

Gallery I|M|A , 123 South Jackson Street, opens for First Thursday with a two-person ceramics exhibition featuring works by Ruth Borgenicht and Sam Chung. Chung approaches the vessel with an interest in challenging perceptions of what is familiar versus what is new while Borgenicht investigates ideas of permanence and defensive concealment utilizing the inherently fragile medium of clay.

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-9pm with  two one-person shows from the estates of two very different artists, Michael Dailey and David Byrd.

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents Inside and Out, an exhibition featuring new oil paintings by nationally recognized artist, Lois Silver. Silver uses her notable vibrant color scheme to bring vitality to her interior and exterior scenes alike. Meet the artist at the First Thursday reception, November 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Laura Castellanos‘s Eye Pudding created exclusively for her mini show at the Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Studio,  306 S. Washington, is a series of groovy and glittery "flower" themed paintings and dolls priced to encourage first time collectors. The reception is from 5-8pm.

The artwork of Seattle artist David Hytone straddles the line between abstraction and the representation, utilizing a vivid palette in complex yet balanced compositions. His first one-person exhibition for Linda Hodges Gallery , 316 First Avenue S., entitled “Long Division,” opens in a reception from 6-8pm.


Prographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss (Olympia). Both artists’ work have been included in numerous group exhibitions at Prographica. This is each artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Shown at the right. : Fred Birchman, "String Theory"

stoniStonington Gallery , 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Reflections, “ the collaborative work of Scott Jensen and Courtney Lipson (both Non Indigenous/Adopted Tlingit). Each artist is known on their own merits–Scott for his astonishing carving skill, and Courtney for her exquisite micro-mosaic beadwork–and the two have been working since late 2016 to bring their different, but complementary, skills to bear on masks, sculpture and jewelry.  Shown at the left: Brown Bear Maskette by Scott Jensen in collaboration with Cortney Lipson.

Edmonds Gallery North Opens A Painted Celebration October 8

gallerynorthThis October Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds,  features the work of 21 local artists and members of Seattle Co-Arts. “A Painted Celebration” is an eclectic and colorful collection of paintings representing a variety of subjects, styles, and mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, and ink. Artists Elaine Cohn, Susan Killen, Delorse Lovelady, Trish Murphy, Joan O’Byrne, and Lonni Flowers are just some of the painters participating in this special show. Join the gallery for a reception on Sunday, October 8 from 14:00pm. A second reception during Art Walk Edmonds will be held October 19 from 5-8:00pm.This exhibit is open to the public daily through October 31. When you visit the gallery in October, don’t forget to enter the People’s Choice contest! (Just ask any Gallery North member for the form.) Vote for your favorite piece in the gallery this month and you could be selected win a photograph on canvas, "La Tour Eiffel" by Erika Sheehan. Image: Exit Only by Carey Sorensen

Sumi Quest Opens at the American Art Company

amerartThe American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma, is showcasing  an exhibition titled “Sumi Quest: Multimedia Based Sumi Tradition.” A reception for the show, on view through October 26,  is October 7 from 2-4pm at the gallery. Established in 1889, the gallery mixes contemporary works of art on paper (etchings, silk-screens, and collage) with paintings,sculpture, art quilts, contemporary expressions in wood, and baskets.

Works by Guy Anderson Featured at Waterworks Gallery

water“Fragments,” works by Guy  Anderson [1906-1998] on view at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Arygyle in Friday Harbor. The gallery, in cooperation with Deryl Walls, Executor of the Estate of Guy Anderson are pleased to present a collection of rarely seen works including drawings, woodblocks and paintings. Fragments represents work from many periods in his life, everything from large symbolist paintings to delicate woodblocks and drawings, ultimately showcasing the artist’s works in multiple  and diverse mediums. A member of the Northwest School of art, Guy Anderson was renown for his mythic and symbolic paintings with the human figure the perennial genesis of his timeless and inspired works. Reception for the artist on Friday October 6 from 4-7 pm. Deryl Walls will talk/walk the work on  Saturday, September 16 from  11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown:

Nicolette Harrington Featured at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodgArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District is the place to see the Northwest’s finest handcrafted woodworking: dining tables, coffee tables, tall tables; side chairs, rockers, and easy chairs; stools, mirrors, shelves, cabinets and sculpture; kitchenware, jewelry boxes, and even ukuleles. Each month, Artwood features a particular category of woodworking, as well as an artist whose paintings are displayed. In October, Nicolette Harrington’s Northwest landscapes and seascapes are featured, along with small tables of all kinds, designs both traditional and original, some involving polished slabs of wood and stone, some incorporating metals. Artwood participates in the Fourth Friday Fairhaven Art Walk, 5:00-8:30 October 27. Image: by Nicolette Harrington.

Sweet/Nothing Opens at Honey Salon on Holly in Bellingham

This October and November Honey Salon and Gallery 310 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, presents “Sweet/Nothing”, a new multimedia collection featuring works of poetry, oracle cards and intricately designed altars by Bellingham writer and artist Sara Holodnick. Holodnick’s debut Honey exhibit explores memory, mythology, and finding the sacred in the mundane by way of Holodnick’s handmade book of poems, their corresponding oracle cards and assemblage shrines. Refreshments, artist meet and greet, and more await at the opening reception October 6 from . 6-10pm.

Rhythm and Shape Happening at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

blue“Rhythm and Shape” is the new exhibit in October 2017 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month are Katherine Loveland (photographer) and Priscilla Patterson (2D artist) who will showcase unique work in the front windows.  Katherine and Priscilla create from what they see and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.  Shown: Echoes by Katherine Loveland. Meet the artists Friday, October 5 from 5-8pm.

Marilyn Frasca Drawings Featured at Childhood’s End in Olympia

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th Avenue W in Olympia, presents “Marilyn Frasca Drawings” at the Olympia Arts Walk on Friday, Octobrr 6 from 5-10pm and on Saturday, October 7 from 12-6pm. Live music featuring Pat Cole & Jamie Jenson will play during the First Friday reception. The exhibition continues through November 12.

First Friday in Anacortes 6-9PM

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative 

ACME Creative is showing work by Anacortes artist, Brian Cypher.  In 2014, Cypher created a suite of etchings called "Entrances, Exits and Entropy", an exploration of abstract forms culled from his practice of automatic drawing. The etchings reveal a world of various states of being; matter becoming, objects decaying and energy transformation. The images represent a look into Cypher’s world of introspective observation of our nature.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers features a very special “Private Collection” show featuring sculpture and paintings owned by the Burton family and friends of renowned Northwest Artists including Philip McCracken, Guy Anderson, Leo Osborne, Anne McCool and others.  Some will be for sale.  Also featured will be the custom jewelry designs of Douglas Burton. Celebrate this special opening from 6-9pm with refreshments.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff  Arts

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its new Show:  TEXTURE & LIGHT” with all new works by our 26 local & regional artists.  New Artists include:  Darlene Klister, Jewelry Artist and metal “Foldforming" brass & bronze trays;  Sarah Bildsoe Swietzer, Ceramic Artist in humorous, whimsical, yet  sometimes poignant messages, and her colorful polymer clay Jewelry (we even have Anacortes Seahawks and Seattle Seahawks colors).  Glass Painting, Porcelain Art and China Painting educational display is a special treat.  Food and drink provided.  New Art Cards, Prints, Gifts & Jewelry.  Hours:  M-F: 10 – 5; Sat 10 – 4;  Sun 11 – 4.  "Come in for the fun – leave with a smile!"

520 Commercial Ave., Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House

Pelican Bay Books presents the paintings of Jazz Morgan. The spirits of animals inhabit her work, emerging from within it stories that live beyond language.  Her work creates for us a sense of place in all of nature’s beauty. Jazz lives, paints, and works with Marine Mammal Stranding in Anacortes.


scottm420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery welcomes Anacortes artists:  Keith Sorenson-oils, Mustafa Bilal-photo illustrations, Lewis Jones-photographs on canvas, Steve Nowicki and Les Eelkema with metal work.  Come see the new selection of Jody Bergsma small gift collection and newest notecards from Rakan Alduaij Photography. Reception with the Artists is Friday, October 6 from 6-9pm and we will be open extended hours for the 98221 Studio Tour hosted by the Anacortes Arts Commission on Oct. 21 and 22 from 10am-5pm. Image: “Penobscot River” 20×20 Oil by Keith Sorenson

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa presents work by Maggi Mason and Dedrian Clark.  Mason says, “As an artist using my own version of collage, I work with handmade papers and batik fabrics on gessoed boards.  My inspiration comes from poems, legends, my imagination, and flora and fauna in the wild around us.  I am trying to share the beauty of our world to those who take the time to look at my work.” Clark, a native Californian, spent her childhood enjoying the beauty and small-town atmosphere of Saratoga, and surrounding areas of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Clark now translates her love of nature to her pastel paintings, painting landscapes and wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

611 R Ave., The Depot

The Anacortes Arts Commission present the 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show at the Depot. Join us for a sneak peek of the 98221 Studio Tour on Friday, October 6, 6:00-9:00 pm and Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am to 2:00. Visit our website for more information on the 98221 Studio Tour,

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk New Shows 5 or 6-8PM

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art Gallery, 1210 Second Avenue, opens on First Thursday from 5-8pm with, “Don’t Forget to Breathe”  by artist Ross Richmond.  The artist will be in attendance for the opening. The full run of the show is from October 5th- October 30th 2017.Photo caption is: Don’t Forget to Breathe

The new BONFIRE Gallery, 603 S. Main Street,  show is new paintings, drawings and studies by painter Gary Faigin titled INSIDE OUT. Faigin is an artist, author, educator and critic as well as co-Founder and Artistic director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), 114 3rd. Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with a retrospective exhibition featuring notable national and international artists including Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Gary Hill and many more who have worked with CoCA over the span of their careers. The show runs from October 5th to November 18th.

This October, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., welcomes new work by Shawn Huckins. Huckins’ Seattle debut will feature paintings from his most notable series to date, The American Revolution Revolution and The American ______tier, both of which ask the viewer to question the evolution of culture by juxtaposing early American paintings with a 21st century lexicon derived from social media and texting acronyms.

frederickFrederick Holmes And Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, in cooperation with Schulte Fine Art – recently of New York,  presents two critically acclaimed artists, Darryl Hughto and Susan Roth, who, beginning in the 1970s, became part of the colorfield and action painting movement, along with historic figures like Jules Olitski and Larry Poons. Based in New York, both  Hughto and Roth enjoy highly respected reputations for their important contributions to the genre. Their work is found in the permanent collections of multiple museums throughout the US and Europe, including the Boston Museum of Fine Art and The Greenberg Collection (Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR). Image at the left: Barn Rising by Darryl Hughto.

Paula Maratea’s “I Am Not the Only One,” opens at Gallery 1,0 , 110 3rd. Avenue S., in a reception from 5-8:30pm.

Harris/Harvey Gallery 1915 First Avenue,  presents The Chenoweth Group, a new series of oil paintings by Washington artist Gregg Laananen. Laananen breathes life and color into the Pacific Northwest Landscape with his visceral interpretations of mountain ranges, forests and rivers. Lively brushwork and a tendency towards abstraction are hallmarks of Laananen’s approach to the natural world. The exhibition opens First Thursday, October 5, with a reception for the artist from 6 – 8 pm.

The guest artist this month at Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, is Rickie Wolfe. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

Ryan Molenkamp in “Vancouver! Vancouver! This Is It!” opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., continues his series of  graphic representations of mountainous regions and volcanoes as he explores the natural phenomena of the Pacific Northwest. The opening is October 5 from 6-8 pm.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss (Olympia). Both artists’ work have been included in numerous group exhibitions at Prographica. This is each artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The forests of the Pacific Northwest have been the source material for Kathy Gore Fuss’s work for over a decade. The exhibition is entitled, “Providers”. Birchman is a process-oriented artist and the mixed media works on paper are a visual journal.  A thread of recurring icons, signature to his visual voice, permeates his work. The layering of imagery plays with notions of space, time, scale, dream worlds, and memory. Shown at the left: The Sleeping Room by Fred Birchman.

ston“LILLIAN PITT: Spirits from the Columbia River Gorge” opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. Featured are jewelry and small sculpture by Lillian Pitt, inspired by her Wasco/Yakama/Warm Springs heritage. The elder stateswoman will be showing new jewelry designs inspired by the petroglyphs, legends, baskets and beaded designs created by her ancestors from the Columbia River.Pitt’s works have been exhibited and reviewed regionally, nationally and internationally, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. Her awards include the 2007 Earle A. Chiles Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 1990 Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission, which declared that she had made “significant contributions to the growth and development of the cultural life of Oregon.”

travTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents Fall Out, a solo exhibition of figurative sculpture by contemporary artist, Tip Toland.  The five sculptures that comprise Tip Toland’s most recent body of work are portraits of individuals depicting private moments of emotional struggle. The exhibition title, Fall Out, is reference to the sometimes brutal results of being an individual in a mutable and unpredictable world.

ZINC contemporary 119 Prefontaine Place S, in Pioneer Square, opens from 5-8pm with "SIGN OF THE TIMES," two woman show featuring the work of Melissa Sims and Chelsea Wong.

Howard/Mandville Gallery Shows New Works by Renato Muccillo

howardOn view through October 15 at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is a solo show of new works by Renato Muccillo.  Known for his “controlled impressionism,” the landscape artist hopes his paintings convey the message that beauty is everywhere, even in the simplest of things. “Slow down just for a second to look at something for what it is,” he muses. Image: Sanctuary II.

Frederick Nodder Scientific Prints at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineimpThis month Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is dedicating the entire homepage and big space in the gallery to a set of scientific prints by artist Frederick Nodder. Part of the book "George Shaw: The Naturalists Miscellany," the exhibition includes intricate, hand-colored copperplate engravings of a wide array of flora and fauna. Image: "Strix Pulchella (Least Horned Owl)"; No. 22; Frederick P. Nodder; 1790; Engraving, Copperplate, HC; 4.75 x 7.

Kappy Trigg and Tom Small Show at Waterworks Gallery Opening September 8

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, opens “Surface and Depth” in a reception for the artists on September 8 from 4-7pm.  Kappy Trigg continues her exploration of the medium of monotype as a form of alchemy on paper while Tom Small’s sculptures are inspired by specific locales in the Northwest including the islands, beaches, river, and mountains. This show includes recent drawings, carvings in stone and wood, and glass castings.  Trigg will talk/walk the show  Saturday, September 9 from 11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown: Eclipse by Kappy Trigg

Smart Art National Juried Show at the Parklane Gallery

parklaneOn view through October 1 at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, is the National Juried SmartArt Exhibition, a national juried show of art emanating from a mobile phone. The exhibit will range from traditional photographic landscapes to imaginative abstract art. Artists Reception, Awards Presentation and Kirkland’s 2nd Friday Art Walk: September 8, 5-8 pm.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk September 7

’57 Biscayne, located in Suite 200 at the Good Arts Building, 110 Cherry St., is open from 5-9pm on First Thursday hosting its fourth annual “100 under $100” art show.  Available work will include original drawings, small paintings, photographs, lithographs, mixed media constructions, tin collages and more, all from local artists who share studio space. Jane  Richlovsky founded ’57 Biscayne in 2011 to offer affordable workspaces for her fellow evictees of the storied 619 Western arts building and to maintain the presence of artists in Pioneer Square.

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., continues with “Wanderlust,” an exploration of the magnetic desire to experience the world. The exhibition takes a multifaceted look at the act of traveling, seen through the eyes of artists who draw energy from the magic of being somewhere new. Image: Death and Abundance by Lauren Iida.

davidOld Masters, including Dürer, Rembrandt & Burgkmair are on view this month at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. Image: Block 27. Jesters, Series: Triumph Of Maximiliam I, Medium: Woodcut, Year: Date of Impression 18th Century. Date of Plate 1522. Size: 15 x 15 inches.

This September, Mark Rediske debuts a collection of work that speaks to the sublime and its relationship to the human condition at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S.  Rediske has been a featured artist with Foster/White Gallery  since 1991. His work is a part of corporate, hospitality and private collections worldwide.

Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson, is showing the work of James Brown in the gallery this month. Brown’s paintings explore the world of perception and the truths we assume from our sensory experiences. 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with their third one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Dan Webb. In this exhibition, “The Visitor,” the artist continues to use his consummate carving abilities to great effect, creating a collection of work that questions art and its place in the world.  Also showing is the fourth exhibition of photography by artist, Chris Engman. The artist creates labor-intensive alterations to interior settings by installing photographs to the walls, distorting  perceptions of the space.

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,  presents new work by Ed Kamuda in Cabin and a Dream. By transforming simple forms into meaningful and enigmatic landscapes, Kamuda continues the internally symbolic and reverential nature of his previous paintings, while continuing to explore and translate the quasi-spiritual experience of the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 608 Second Avenue, presents the second solo exhibition dedicated to the Belgian born photographer, Sofie Knijff. The exhibition will open on September 7 and will run until October 13. “Tales” features over a dozen photographs of new portraits and landscapes in various countries as the photographer looks at the stories and tales children grow up hearing.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  presents a solo show of work by famed photographer Marsha Burns. Gallerist Norman Lundin has been an admirer of her photographs for years. He included them in numerous thematic exhibitions at Prographica, but now welcomes the opportunity to present Burns’ work in greater depth. While work for the show wasn’t selected with a chronology in mind, it still provides some insight since the photographs span Burns’ career. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; the Centre Pompidou; the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson; the Seattle Art Museum; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle; the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, among others. Image “Kassa, New York.”

Studio 103, 306 S. Washington Street, opens for First Thursday with encaustic works by Joy Hagen, “Variations on a Theme.” Hagen selected prior works as inspiration for new work which has been altered and orchestrated into repetitive patterns that reflect new rhythms and harmony.

stonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens for First Thursday with young glass maestro Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) who returns for an exhibition of sea-life from oceans and river systems that are threatened by pollution, ocean acidification, and over-fishing. This exhibition is also a family affair, which includes photography on canvas by Skyriver’s sister Summer Moon Scriver (Tlingit), and a book signing by his mother, Irene Skyriver (Tlingit) at the exhibition opening from 5-8pm. Image: Leviathan by Raven Skyriver.

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  opens from 5-8p with “LINO,” a new exhibition by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra. In the world of glass, very few artists earn the title of maestro. Still fewer earn the complete respect of their entire community; collectors and artists alike. Lino Tagliapietra is an influencer, an international innovator, and generous educator. His impact on the glass world cannot be overstated. Tagliapietra was the recipient of the prestigious Rakow Commission granted in 1996 by the Corning Museum of Glass, The Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2004 Visionary Award from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and North America and is included in numerous prominent public collections including: The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; The Danish Royal Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York; Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France, and Museo del Vidrio in Monterrey, Mexico.