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Allyce Wood and Sarah Galvin at the Hedreen Gallery April 8

The Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue,  launches an exhibition featuring Allyce Wood and Sarah Galvin on April 8 at noon. Wood’s art uses habitual craftlore to implicate herself in ecological disaster. She has shown work at Newberry Gallery, Grace Fyfe, and The Vic Assembly in Glasgow, Scotland, and Cathrine Peterson, SOIL and Cornish gallery locally.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk April 7

ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Red” featuring the work of Humaira Abid. The exhibit has captured the attention of all the local art critics as well as a newspaper in Pakistan.. You can read Gary Faigin’s full review at ArtDish, Jen Graves in the Stranger, Brian Miller in The Seattle Weekly, Interview in Dawn (leading newspaper in Pakistan) and a discussion on KUOW Seattle Public Radio. Abid will discuss her work, the exhibit, and give an introduction to the thriving contemporary art scene in Pakistan on April 16 from 12-3pm.


catherineperson “Presence,” featuring Northwest artists Maura Donegan, David Hytone and Rumi Koshino opens at the Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Avenue South, from 6-8pm. Maura Donegan is a textile artist whose work plays with the concepts of memory and puzzles. The paintings of David Hytone are compositions filled with texture and color.Rumi Koshino is a multimedia artist from Japan now residing in Seattle. Love Letter is a fifteen foot sumi ink painting on paper precariously balanced on handmade sawhorses and depicting the troughs and swells of an endless ocean. The show runs through April 30. Shown at the left: Love Letter by Rumi Koshino.


Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue South,  presents a solo exhibition of “Diamond Minds” from Seattle artist Jeff "Weirdo" Jacobson on Thursday, April 7 from 5-9pm. Additionally Joey Nix will exhibit his detail paintings of neglected machines and trains in the Flatcolor loft. The exhibition  runs through April 30th.


FOSTER “Soft Earth,” fiber sculptures by Cameron Anne Mason are on view at the Foster/White Gallery, 220  Third Avenue South, through April  30. Although Mason is a largely a self-taught artist, she earned Honors in Visual Communications at the Art Institute of Seattle and is an instructor at the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Her new work is a marriage of tactile fabric, earth–colored tones, and ribbons of seed–like stitches. One of her pieces is at the right.


fraker “ART des FEMMES” opens at Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place South, from 5-9pm. A special artist’s presentation and reception is scheduled for April 16 from 6-8pm The exhibit is all about about Women, Girls, Goddesses & Full Figured Females – Whimsy, heartbreak and soul from multiple viewpoints. Shown at the left: Stretton Brown (detail) by Pamela Mummy.


Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue South, has scheduled an opening of First Thursday from 6-8pm and an artists’ reception on April 16 from 5-8pm for its April exhibitions featuring Monika Dalkin and Sarah Dillon in “A Place to Call Home,” and Sonya Stockton’s “Repetition.”


galleryima Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with new  paintings by Beth Adams and Graham Fracha’s “An Introduction.” Adams has taught drawing, painting and art history at Seattle Pacific University and at the University of Washington Experimental College and is the former Executive Director of the Kirkland Arts Center. Fracha explores landscapes through the use of homestead-type structures as an indication of human presence. Mixed media, such as aluminum or copper, have been incorporated in a multi-layered design, creating a fortified barrier. He has exhibited in England, France, New York and throughout the West Coast.  Painting on the left by Adams and by Fracha on the right. The shows run through April  30.


Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place South,  is showcasing legendary Seattle-based street and installation artists no touching ground (ntg) and nko as they team with photographer Dan Hawkins to unleash their energy within the confines of the white-walled gallery. The exhibition, ‘tomb’, is the name sake of an anonymous, crumbling industrial site taken-over for an elaborate intervention by these artists in the recent past.  Hawkins’ audio and photographic documentation, gleaned during this earlier project, provides the framework for this exhibition.  Also on view are two recent works by artist Britta Johnson on e4c. Johnson utilizes stop-motion animation, sound and narrative elements to examine the benefits of a natural drainage system in Waterway and the tale of shipwreck victims going mad in Crashing Waves. The shows open from 6-8pm and are on view through April 29.


alt Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens dual exhibitions from 6-8pm. An artist talk with the artists, Darren Waterston and Joseph Biel,   is scheduled on April 9 at noon. Waterson’s exhibition, titled KINGDOM, will feature several large scale oil paintings depicting animals, some realistically rendered, others ghostly or minimally suggested, in abstracted, open landscapes alluding ambiguously to water, earth, and air. Biel replaces the human characters in his vignettes with various species of monkeys. By juxtaposing the monkey with a man made object, the paintings invite the viewer to make connections between what we know to be the object’s use and what we read in the monkey’s expression. The shows close May 28. Shown at the left: Falcon by Darren Waterston.



lisa  A reception celebrating the opening of solo exhibitions at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, by Catherine Cook and Mitchell Albala takes place Thursday, April 7, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Albala will discuss his work Tuesday, April 19, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Cook begins with shapes abstracted from photographs, which are traced, expanded, and incorporated into highly abstracted compositions. Albala’s paintings are intentional landscapes meant to convey the  illusion of sunlight. Shown at the right: Mitchell Albala’s Pinnacle Peak  Last Light.

Paper Hammer | Marquand Books Studio, 1400  Second Avenue at Union, is hosting a new exhibit by graphic design legend Art Chantry. Chantry will be on hand at the show opening from 5-8pm to discuss posters done by students and professionals promoting his many lectures and events over the years.


pacini Local   artist, Natalie Oswald’s recent work, opens in an exhibit titled “Ballads for Landing”  at Pacini Lubel Gallery, 207 Second Avenue South from 6-8pm during the First Thursday Artwalk. Oswald’s work has been widely exhibited in the Northwest and is in several corporate collections. She was awarded the Artist Trust Edge Residency in 2009. Shown at the left: Lowland.


patriciarov Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is showing "Flight of the Caterpillar", an exhibition of recent oil & photo encaustic works by Northwest artist Joyce Gehl from April 7 through May 2. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, April 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in conjunction with First Thursday’s Artwalk. "Flight of the Caterpillar" explores the artist’s love of the earth and the environment from the vantage point of entities seemingly less significant; perhaps a bird, or a dog or the tiniest of entities, a caterpillar. Shown at the right: I Remember Poppies Wild Behind the Schoolyard.

On display at the Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios from April 7 – 30 is “Guildboys,  Leatherbirds, Boneheads and Other Bits,” a solo show featuring new work by Washington artist Dan Loewenstein. Loewenstein has received several Arts Council Grants and has been an Artist in Residence at the Yellow Springs Institute for Contemporary Art, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Pilchuck Glass School. The opening reception is from 6-8pm and the closing reception on April 30 from 4-6pm.


Ries Niemi opens “That’s Not How I Remember It” at the Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, from 5-8pm. On view through April 30, the show embroiders on the truth with a series of embroidered works on handmade paper. Continuing in his series of stolen and appropriated text, mash-ups and samplings of pop imagery and middle-aged angst, the 8×10 inch "sketches" are executed by a computerized sewing machine.


Rock|DeMent visual art space, 306 S. Washington, is showing “Access Point,” the technology of the QR code. Artists Stephen Rock and Nichole DeMent respond to the advanced speed of the world where convenience and technology go hand in hand with this interactive exhibition.  Visitors will visually experience a room filled with what appears to be black and white abstract graphics which, upon scanning with a phone, will quickly access the hidden data selected by the artists. The show opens from 5:30-9pm and closes April 30.


“Oceania,” an encaustic and sculpture exhibition by Jo  Moniz, opens from 5-8pm at the Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street. A reception for the artist is on April 9 from 5-8pm. Fascinated with island life, Moniz’s recent encaustic paintings have focused on exploration of rich oceanic and island life forms.


traver Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street,  is hosting four exhibitions during the months of April and May.  Featured are a diverse range of works in glass, metal, and mixed media, from both emerging and established artists. “Dual: The Private Life of Sculpture,” is a survey of artists creating artworks that exist successfully in two capacities – as sculpture, and as objects that relate to and interact with the body.  Catherine Grisez, the curated the show. “Recent Work in Silver” is a solo exhibition of new works by master metal-smith and University of Washington Professor Emeritus, John Marshall. “Physis,” a solo exhibition featuring new work by Seattle artist Kait Rhoads, centers around a series of woven murrine "soft-sculptures", inspired by the artists long-time relationship with the sea. “Protection,” a solo exhibition features new work by renowned Seattle jewelry artist, Nancy Worden. Politics, parenting, illness, and consumerism are all themes addressed in this new body of work.  Shown: Inanna’s Laugh by Nancy Worden. A reception for the artists is from 5-8pm.

Sue Christiansen memorial exhibit at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

bac On view from April 6 – 20 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is “Sue Christiansen: 1926-2010, A Memorial Exhibition.” Christiansen exhibited her work for many years at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, including solo ceramics exhibitions in 1984 and 1989. Her university training included years of study with the notable ceramic artist Robert Sperry. She taught both children and adults, and organized life-drawing sessions through the Bainbridge Park District for many years.  According to BAC member and PR Director, Victoria Josslin, “For over fifty years, Sue was a keystone of Bainbridge Island’s arts community – we won’t be the same without her.” A reception takes place April 8 from 6-8m. Shown: Garden Number 1, Photo courtesy of  the artist’s estate and Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. .

Jon Gierlich and Robert McNown at Francine Seders

francine New work by Jon Gierlich and Robert McNown are on view in the  main gallery at the Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North, through May 1. Gierlich’s last solo show at the gallery was in 2003. Since that time his work has been included in group exhibitions both at the gallery and at Cornish School of the Arts where he is a member of the faculty. McNown last showed at the Seders Gallery in 2008.On April 20 at 6pm Alan Lau (his exhibit, “if only we  knew – landscapes from the sound of memory” is on view in the upstairs gallery”) will  talk about his work and read poetry with jazz musician Bob Antolin. Shown: Robert McNown, Fool’s Advice.

Doctors Without Borders benefit for Japan at Blue Horse Gallery

bluehorsebenefit Bellingham Artists for Disaster Awareness presents a musical benefit for Doctor’s Without Borders on Saturday, April 9 at the Blue Horse Gallery, 301 W. Holly from 7-10pm. Silent auction of Katsumi Murakami’s steel welded sculptures (piece seen at right) to benefit Doctors Without Borders in support of the relief effort in Japan.  The auction will continue through the next Bellingham Art Walk, May 6, 2011.

Student artists exhibit at South Seattle Community College

Student artists at South Seattle Community College Art Gallery, located at 6000 16th Avenue SW, have created work embodying the unique characteristics of personhood, recognition, identification, their interpretation of the essential character of “IDENTITY.” An opening reception is scheduled for April 12 from 12 – 1:30pm. The exhibition is  on view from April 4 through May 6.

Throwing Mud Gallery grand opening in Tacoma

throwmudjpg Throwing Mud Gallery, A new gallery and pottery studio, is opening in the Old Town Business District in Tacoma. A grand opening celebration is planned on April 4, 2011, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. in the gallery at 2212 North 30th Street. The gallery’s mission is to encourage creativity and an understanding of quality handcrafted art through its gallery and pottery programs. In additional to functional handmade pottery, other crafts and gifts by select local and regional artists are available.

Karen Hackenberg’s work in two shows opening today

Karen-Hackenberg-150x116 Karen Hackenberg’s paintings and matchstick sculptures are on view in “Material World “ at Northwind Arts Center   in Port Townsend, and her sea urchin sculptures in the recycled show, “Re-Art,” at Smith & Vallee Gallery   in Edison. Both show open on Sat. April 2nd at 5:30 PM and will continue through the end of April. Shown at the right: Mermaid on view at the Northwind Arts Center.

Edison galleries open new shows today

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, has an  opening reception tonight from 5-8pm for their new exhibit, “ReArt.”  The exhibit is held conjunction with The Re-Store’s 10th Annual Recycled Arts & Fashion Show in celebration of Earth Day. "Re-Art" features artwork that is made out of salvaged materials from over 20 Northwest artists.


threeravens Three Ravens Gallery, 5718 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, announces their grand opening with “Eros, the Eternal Muse.” The opening reception is Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 5 pm until 8 pm and Sunday, April 3 from 11am until 5pm.  Refreshments will be served. On view is a group show featuring the gallery’s artists. Shown at the left: semi-nude woman on old print musee des families by Bertrand Eberhard.

Group exhibit on view at Local Color in the Pike Place Market

localcolor Local Color, located at 1606 Pike Place in Seattle, opens a new exhibit on April  2 from 6-8pm. The show features Kirk Beeler’s photography, Greg Tiernan’s acrylics, Kyong Oh’s oils and Charlette Haugen’s water colors. Shown: by Charlette Haugen.

Brackenwood Gallery opens “Francy and the Woodworkers”

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, is featuring work by Francy Blumhagen, a mixed media collage artist, along with pieces by woodworkers Gary Leake, Sherryl Goldfinger, Jon Magill and Buffy Cribbs for the month of April. The artists’ reception takes place April 2 from 5-7pm.. The show closes May 2. Shown: Streambed by Francy Blumhagen

Openings on First Friday April 1, 2011 around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County,  1418 Cornwall Ave in Downtown Bellingham, is bringing the Annual ReArt Show back for a 10th year. This show will feature work from over 30 local artists, including professional artists and new or emerging. All works presented are made from 75% or more recycled materials. The show runs from April 1 – 30.


anchorjpg Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial in Anacortes, opens from 6-9pm with “Tinker, tailor, mender, maker.” The exhibit consists of drawings by Gail Grinnell and will run through May 28. One of the pieces in the show is shown at the right.


bac Three abstract painters, Carole Barrer, Marilyn Bergstrom, and Cathy Woo bring the symbolism, serenity, and electricity of Blue to Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way,  in April. The show opens  from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge Art Walk and runs through April 24. Shown at the left: Primarily by Carole Barrer.


goodearth Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven district of Bellingham, is featuring Jeremy Noet’s Blue Water Pottery for the month of April. On May 1,he will  throw a demo during Dirty Dan Days. Shown at the right is one of his pieces.


delusions Happy Delusions, 924 S. 3rd Street in Renton, opens from 5-9pm with a show focusing on the magical land where Unicorns roam free on the grassy plains with the Jackalopes and other creatures of the imagination. Shown at the left: Delusions by Jonathan Arras.


Gordana Curgus will be showing her work from April 1 through May 3 at Honey Salon, 310 W.Holly in Bellingham.


The Kat Schneider Studio | Gallery, 301 W. Holly Street in Bellingham,  is showing her “Nostalgia series during the month of April.  Opening Reception during downtown Bellingham’s Artwalk on April 1, 6 pm to 9 pm.


River Gallery, 19313 Landing Road in Mount Vernon,  opens its spring show with the motto “Discovering Art is Fun”. This show features two artists, Coizie Bettinger of LaConner and Dotti Burton of Camano Island.


theislandgal The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. #120 on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge Art Walk, with “Senza Tempo,” fine art photography by Kate deVeaux. The show runs through April 30. Shown: Italian Porch.

Being There, Cornish alumni exhibit opens at Cornish March 30

cornish “Being There,” a new exhibition curated for the Cornish Alumni Gallery, 1000 Lenora Street on the 3rd. floor,  by Sierra Stinson (Art ’08), opens on March 30 from 5-7pm.  This group exhibition explores the idea of existing and partaking in that, which is around you merely by being present, at that point – to occupy a position in space. Featuring work by Jenny Heishman, Shaun Kardinal, Matthew Offenbacher, Joel Kvernmo (AR ’08), Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen. The show runs through May 31.

Teresa Saia’s new show at Howard/Mandville opens March 26

howard A solo exhibition featuring the new works of Teresa Saia opens at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120  Park Lane in Kirkland, at a reception on March 26 from 6-8pm. Subjects will include Northwest landscapes and pieces inspired from her European travels. The  show runs through April  17. Shown: Summer’s Confetti Canopy.

Last Friday of the month at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is celebrating the last Friday of  the month with a special jewelry event with Vinosus. Hand-crafted jewelry will  be on view featuring the work  of Martin Kneeland and Brit-Simone Sutter. A reception for the artists is from 5-8pm on March 25.