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Community Art Show at South Seattle Community College

South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th. Avenue SW, is showcasing a diverse range of works created by artists living in the South Seattle community. The exhibit provides an opportunity for an open forum bringing artists both on and off campus together to share and discuss artwork and will be on view through December 6.

ArtsWest is “On the Edge” November 9 through December 4

alt From November 9 through December 4 ArtsWest Gallery, 4711 California Avenue SW,  features Erika Bass, Carole d’Inverno, John Lucas, and Lillyan George in the new gallery exhibition “On the Edge.” featuring four artists with an edge, both literal and figurative. Continuing is the extraordinary wall and ceiling installation, Disparate Dream, by Paul D. McKee. The artists’ reception is on November 11 during the Second Thursday Art Walk from 6 – 7:30pm.

“Small Pleasures” at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley

brackenwood On view through December 31 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, is “Small Pleasures,” featuring a group show of artists represented by the gallery. Pieces range from scarves by textile artists Cheryl Kamera and Carys Ann Hamer, hand-painted ceramic pots by Joan Govedare, to encaustic paintings by Anna Mastronardi. Also featured are threaded wooden boxes by Jon Magill, small paintings by Pete Jordan and Gail Davis, prints by Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow, colorful collages by Francy Blumhagen and new jewelry by Rebecca Bashara, J. Morgan and Jody Wilke. Shown: Zamia by Joan Govedare.

Showcasing contemporary ceramics at Pottery Northwest

“Unwedged,” an exhibition showcasing North American contemporary ceramics, is on view at Pottery Northwest, 226 First Avenue North in Seattle, through November 30. The exhibit was juried by University of Georgia professor emeritus Andy Nasisse who also happens to be Pottery Northwest’s 2011 Jean Griffith Fellowship recipient.

20th Annual Invitational at Howard/Mandville Gallery

alt Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, celebrates their 20th anniversary with the “20th Annual Invitational Small Works Show” featuring a selection of paintings by over 100 leading artists. Preview days are from November 6 – 13. No paintings will be sold until the reception on November 13 from 5:30-8pm when the draw begins at 6:30pm. Shown: Great Blue Heron & White Pines by Robert Bateman.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

anchor Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, is featuring Ford Gilbreath’s audio and video work for a two-month screening.  “Margaret Makes Art, 2009,” is a close-up view of a miniature landscape made by Margaret Lewis Gilbreath, circa 1985. Moon Root, 2002,” is a long, slow look at the moon through a telescope, and roots underground through a cystoscope. Also continuing through November is “Four Friends/New Work,” long time friends Russ Prather, Carol Phillips, John Harmon and Jean Behnke for an inspiring exhibition of diverse work.The gallery will be open for the Anacortes Art Walk on November 5 from 6-9pm.


bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, has several artists creating “Patterns” through November 29. Each artist in BAC’s November exhibition creates patterns in their work, each in their own way, using repeating lines, grids, forms and colors. Some walk the straight and narrow; others bob and weave. A reception for the artists takes place during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm. Shown: Lynnette Sandbloom, Poetic Activity.

“Every Figure Tells a Story” opens at Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbrdige Island, from 6-8pm. The show continues through November 27.


scottmilo Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, presents new oils on canvas by Lorna Libert of Bellingham from 6-9pm in a reception for the artist. Also showing are oils by Diane Ainsworth, oils by Keith Sorenson, color photographs by Randy Dana, mixed media by Renate Trapkowski and oils by Dederick Ward. Shown: Lorna Libert’s Committee.

theislandgallery “Brick and Mortar,” fiber and metal  sculptures of Britt Rynearson opens at The Island Gallery in their new location at 106 Madison Avenue on Bainbridge Island in a reception from 6-8pm. Britt has shown her work in juried exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum, American Craft Council, the Bellevue Art Museum, and the Smithsonian, among others.

Mavi Contemporary Art exhibit opens for Tacoma’s Art at Work

mavi Mavi Contemporary Art, 502 Sixth Avenue in Tacoma,  has a month-long exhibition featuring new works by William Quinn and the Infamous photographer, Henry Haneda The gallery opens in a reception November 4 from 4-7pm to help launch Tacoma Art at Work. The show runs through November 29. Shown: Red Polders by William Quinn.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk November

artxchange ArtXCHANGE Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., stays open until 8pm with “Light!” illuminated sculpture and lighting designs by Elaine Hanowell, June Sekiguchi, HiiH Lights (courtesy of Kobo) and Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn.


Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., opens a new exhibition with seven artists from Seattle, Brazil, England and across the U.S., all of whom bring a unique illustrative style. The exhibition runs through November 28.


fosterwhite Mark Rediske’s metaphysical encaustics take shape in a 150 piece installation opening at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South #100.  Rediske has shown with the Foster/White Gallery for twenty years. In 2008 he was selected by the Seattle Art Dealer’s Association as a relevant contemporary artist and featured in the “Century 21” exhibition at the Wright Space. Shown at the left by Mark Rediske.


Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place S., features the work of Sue Robertson along with a group show of gallery artists. The gallery will be open from 5-9pm for First Thursday, and the show runs through November 27.


galleryima “Subtraction,” a solo exhibit featuring Jeffrey Palladini’s newest oil and charcoal paintings on raw, wooden panels that hinge between figuration and abstraction, opens at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street from 6-8pm. Shown at the right by Jeffrey Palladini. His work has been shown at various institutions around the country, and he was recently nominated for the 2010 SECA Award, presented by SFMOMA.


“knit_art_history,” by Paul Komada opens at Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine PL S. in a reception from 6-8pm and runs through November 24.


Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., opens with a collaborative installation, “Bowl of water,” featuring images, words, objects and sounds, an entire world existing within a bowl of water. The show continues through November 27.


Juan Alonso Studio, 214 First Avenue S. #B15 in the Grand Central Arcade, opens from 6-9pm on First Thursday. The award-winning artist will be on hand to show his work and greet the public before heading off to Miami for Art Basel. He is represented by Francine Seders Gallery.


Bert Rodriguez’s “Weeping Monolith and Where My Eyes Meet You,”  the third installment of a twelve-part series of exhibitions entitled Has Art? will be on view from 5-8pm at the Lawrimore Project in their new location at 117 S. Main Street #101 and continue through November 27.


lisaharris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm  with Thomas Wood’s “Landscape By Night and By Day, “on view through November 28. Wood’s current paintings depict scenes of the Chewuch, Hoh, Hood and Nooksack rivers and valleys. Wood is an established painter and printmaker who has exhibited widely regionally and beyond, from the East Coast to abroad. Included in numerous institutional and private collections nationwide, he has been represented by Lisa Harris Gallery since 1987. Shown at the left: Moon Rising Sucia Island.


nwfinewood Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street,  stays open tonight until 8pm with their Annual Box and Container Show featuring an array of wood “box” designs. More than 50 submissions ranging from traditional jewelry boxes to functional art to the weirdly exotic will be on display and available for purchase beginning Thursday November 4th. All  are invited to vote on the “People’s Choice Award” to be given at the December 2 artwalk reception where prizes will be awarded by the Northwest Fine Woodworking jury for first, second and third place.


patrovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, next door to the Seattle Art Museum, opens  from 6-8pm with “All Things Connected” an exhibition of new works by Vashon artist Morgan Brig. The exhibition will continue through November 30. “All Things Connected” is new body of work born of the artist’s desire to express emotion, contradiction and transition. Shown at the left: Relishing Her Late Bloom.


rewelch Showing for the month of November at R E Welch Gallery, 1214 First Avenue, is sculptor Maksimenko. Her work has been exhibited all over Europe in France, Ireland and the United Kingdom as well as Croatia, Russia and Ukraine.Shown at the right: The Breath, Carmen and Model  from Paris.

traverseattle Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, on the north side of the Seattle Art Museum, opens from 6-8pm with dual exhibits: Jay Macdonell in “Formal Considerations,” and Boyd Sugiki in “Distance.” Macdonell has been very involved with both the BC Glass Arts Association and the Pilchuck Glass School, where he has been an instructor. Sugiki has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. Shown at the left: Skyline by Boyd Sugiki.


Over 80 artists from across the country are participating in the Seattle Young Peoples Project, a youth-led organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) . The art, which will be auctioned at 7pm., is on view at the Zeitgeist Art & Coffee, 171 S. Jackson Street.

Traversing Realms opens tonight at Oasis Art Gallery

oasis Wallingford’s Oasis Art Gallery, opens from 6-9pm tonight during the Wallingford Art Walk with “Traversing Realms,” a tribute to their sixth year anniversary. Shown: Combining the cosmos with the human iris in photographs by Ellen Martorelli.

Delays in posting to the Seattle Art Blog

Art Guide Northwest is currently in production with the 2011 issue, and my assistant is out with a serious illness– leaving many duties to me that she normally would do. While I have help with Art Guide Northwest, I am the only one who posts on the Seattle Art Blog. Hopefully, things will  get back to normal very soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.   I apologize to those of you who read this blog and to galleries and museums who send me press releases hoping that I will post them in a timely manner. Many gallery owners have sent emails expressing  enthusiasm about the number of people who come to their openings who found out about them from this site, and I appreciate the kind emails from art collectors who thank me for providing this information so that they know what’s happening in the galleries throughout Western Washington.

Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman at Museum of Glass

“Glimmering Gone,” a new exhibition that addresses the interrelationship of landscape and material culture is on view at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma through September 6, 2011.  Created by two artists who live on different continents (Europe and North America), Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman, and will comprise three large-scale installations of colorless and white glass—Landscape, Mementos and Artifacts.  Experiential and interrelated, the installations present a metaphor for material culture, landscape and life.

Hiawathoween Open house at C Art Gallery tonight from 6:13-8pm

C Art Gallery , 855 Hiawatha Place South,  will open its doors from 6:13PM-8:00PM to join in the Hiawathoween Open House and provide treats to visitors while they view the current Passionately Pink exhibit.  The exhibit features the work of local artists and supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Breast health information is available through the month and an opportunity to contribute for the Cure with purchase.

Douglas J. Fisher’s work on view at fog|Fairhaven Originals at a reception October 22 in Bellingham

fog|Fairhaven Originals Gallery, 960 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, is hosting a reception October 22  from 5-8pm for renowned wood turner Douglas J. Fisher. The artist, whose work is collected internationally, has shown in galleries and juried invitationals throughout the United States and Canada. Shown: A Moment Revealed.

Andy Eccleshall opening October 21 at the Cole Gallery

Opening at the Cole Gallery , 107 5th Avenue S. in Edmonds, is a new show by Andy Eccleshall. Meet the artist at a champagne reception October 21 from 5-8pm. The show runs from October 21 through November 19. Shown: September Still.

John and Robin Gumaelius’ work on view at Childhoods’s End

Olympia’s Childhood’s End Gallery,, 222 4th Avenue W., is featuring John & Robin Gumaelius ‘ earthenware & steel sculptures through November 14. The award-winning artists won the 2006 First Place and Honorable mention in, among many other awards, and invitationals, the Art of Surprise in Portland, Best of Show in Lincoln, California and have participated in juried exhibitions from Texas to Alaska. Shown: Goat Dance with Accessories.