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First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

artxchange Opening at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., from 5-8pm is “Beyond Borders,” featuring work by faculty and MA/PhD graduates from the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales, Europe’s largest center for ceramics studies. This group exhibit, by 20 artists based in countries including Wales, England, Ireland, Australia, Lebanon, and Korea, is a snapshot of wide range of innovative practices in ceramics. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the NCECA conference happening at the end of March. A special NCECA artists’ reception will be held on March 29 from 5-8pm. Ingrid Murphy, Subject Leader (director) of the National Centre for Ceramics, will conduct a lecture on March 29 at 3pm (directly prior to the artist reception), about the exhibit, the Centre, and her own innovative work. Shown: Red Riding Hood by Ingrid Murphy.



cullom “Open Interval,” the work of D. W. Burnam, Gala Bent and Garek Druss, and curated by Rumi Koshino, opens in a preview at the Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, from 6-8pm. In drawings, paintings, and paper collage, Burnam (a writer), Bent (a mother), and Druss (a musician) manifest the otherwise imperceptible traces of their artistic processes. Shown at the right: D. W. Burnam, Bone, Turf & Retirement.


Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Ave S., honors Alden Mason’s 92 years of curiosity and creativity, exhibiting paintings from the 1980’s to the present. Most recently Mason was honored with an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. Mason’s work can be found in the collections of the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, and many private and corporate collections in the US. The gallery also celebrates NCECA’s 46th Annual Conference with two ceramic exhibitions, “Prey/Capture” and “Table of Content.” Artists Beth Cavener Stichter, Shay Church, Alessandro Gallo, Myungjin Kim, Steven Young Lee, Adam Shiverdecker and Evan Blackwell transform the gallery into a world of creatures and machines, demonstrating the limitlessness of clay. The Mason show will be up through March 24 while the ceramics shows will end on March 31.


Opening from 5-9pm at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., is “The Edge of Here/The Salish Sea,” featuring potters from British Columbia. The exhibition runs through March 31.


From 5:30pm-8:30pm in St. Mark’s Cathedral is the artists’ reception and art preview of the artwork featured in the Gage Collector’s Gala taking place on March 2. View more than 70 pieces from artists such as Emily Wood, Richard Morhous, Norman Lundin, David Kroll, Michael Friel, Andrew Hare, and more.


In conjunction with  NCECA Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with Jason Huff, J. D. Perkin and Paul Metivier.


During the month of March, Gallery4Culture,  101 Prefontaine Pl S., presents sculptor John Grade and ceramist Brian Benfer in “(Residing)(Displaced)(Movement),” a two-person exhibition curated by Ben Waterman, designed to coincide with NCECA. The 2012 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts takes place in Seattle during March and it has generated a flurry of regional exhibitions celebrating the clay medium.


greg “Midnight Lullaby,” a one-person exhibition by Seattle artist, Ben Waterman, opens at Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., from 6-8pm. Waterman works with paint and clay as well as various other media. Also on view is the fourth exhibition of photographs by Tim Roda who stages elaborate tableaux from a collection of rops built from wood, clay, paper and everyday items. Both artists will be available for a talk at the gallery on March 3 at noon. Shown at the left: Cargo Cult by Ben Waterman.


IDEA Odyssey Gallery, 666 S. Jackson Street,  presents “Dreams of Fire and Ice,” an exhibit of previously unseen work by photographer and writer SuJ’n Chon. The exhibit of photographs and poems attempt to uncover Iceland’s mystique, including those surrounding the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, a geologic event that brought the isolated island to the attention of people worldwide. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.


Unplug, Try Again.” by Seattle-based artist, Susie J. Lee, opens from 6-8pm at the Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street. The exhibition will include the northwest debut of Contact (2011), a sculpture that develops relationships with viewers by language shared through text-messaging shown alongside a new series of black-and-white photographs conflating technology and ecology as well as a new, 600-page, experientially choreographed artist book developed on the occasion of Lee’s first solo museum show at the Frye Art Museum . Lee’s work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Denver Art Museum, Denver and the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and internationally in Italy and Korea. Lee was the winner of the 2010 “Stranger Visual Art Genius Award,” and in 2011, the Portland Art Museum selected her as one of the recipients of the Northwest Contemporary Art Award.


lisa Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  is showcasing  new work by Joel Brock, and in conjunction with NCECA, sculpture and painting by Dane Youngren. Both artists will be in attendance "First Thursday", March 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Youngren exhibits large sculptures and drawings that reference architecture devoid of life and human existence, while Brock presents mixed media architectural scenes, still life and landscapes native to the Skagit Valley region of Washington state. Shown at the right: White Dalia by Joel Brock.


Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, is hosting a ceramics exhibition with the work of Lilly Zuckerman in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The opening reception is from 5-7pm with a special reception during the NCECA conference on March 30 from 5-8pm.

patricia “Emotion in Motion” an exhibition of new works by Ursula O’Farrell, is featured at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, through March 25. There will be a reception held for the artist on from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in conjunction Seattle’s Art Walk. In 2007, her work was featured in a solo show at the Art Museum of Los Gatos in California and most recently O’Farrell was juried by renowned artist Theophilus Brown to participate in Art Space 712’s exhibition titled "I’ll Bet You Can’t Paint a Portrait: The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now" and was awarded the grand prize. in 2011 she released her first book titled Emotion on Motion and some of the works from this exhibition can be found featured in the book. Shown at the left: Messenger.

pratt Pratt Fine Arts Center. 306 South Washington Street, presents “Earth & Fire: Materials and Methods,” a group exhibition curated by Seattle-based artist and Pratt instructor Susan Balshor, concurrent with the 2012 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Seattle. The show includes work in both clay and glass, materials comprised of earth and transformed through fire. Participating artists include Susan Balshor, Nancy Blair, Granite Calimpong, Judy Hill, Patricia Haase, Jessi Li, Julie Lindell, Crista Mateson, Carol Milne and Sue Rose.Shown at the right: Crista Mateson, Banana Neck (detail of Shiitake Head).

Shift Collaborative Studio,  306 S. Washington Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Medusae Fossae,” where Sharon Birzer presents a new body of works on paper that meld drawing and painting with elements of digital reproduction and Hanga, the traditional Japanese woodblock technique. The second exhibit, “In Memory,” using porcelain and her own hair, Yun Hong Chang presents a series of delicate porcelain sculptures to visualize the fragility of memories and emotions. This exhibition is in conjunction with the annual NCECA conference in Seattle.


stonington Opening from 6-8pm, Stonington Gallery, 119 South Jackson Street, showcases “Weave: Contemporary Northwest Coast Weavers.” Participating artists will include Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Buddy George and Chief Janice George (Suquamish), Kay Parker (Non-Indigenous), Betty Pasco (Suquamish), Susan Pavel (Non-Indigenous), Karen Reed (Chinook, Skokomish and Puyallup), Isabel Rorick (Haida), Kathy Rousso (Non-Indigenous), Mary Lou Slaughter (Duwamish), Debra Sparrow (Musqueam), Gail Tremblay (Mi’kmaq/ Onondaga), and Diane Willard (Haida). On March 11 at 2pm the gallery is sponsoring a special event weaving demonstration. Shown at the left by Diane Willard (Haida).


On view through March 31 at Studio 229, located at 229 Broadway East, is the work of Dave Montgomery. Montgomery was just in the CVG Group Show at Collective Visions gallery in Bremerton.


Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St., features “I Am Filipino” in a special opening reception from 6-8pm. Through personal stories and photographs, learn how Filipino identity is impacted by many factors, and how the culture lives on in the community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to or (206) 623-5124 x107.

“Elephants are Addictive” at The Laurel Tree in Duvall

laurel The Laurel Tree, located at 15703 Main Street NE in historic Duvall, is showcasing Joe Lee Davidson’s project “Elephants Are Addictive.” A reception for the artist is scheduled for February 24 from 6-8pm where food and drink will be served. A long time resident of the Duvall Area, Joe Lee is a well-known presence at the local farmers markets. He uses chalk to create masterpieces on the least likely of canvases – the sidewalk.

Exhibit featuring Z.Z. Wei and Alfredo Arreguin opens at Aljoya Thornton Place February 23

aljoya Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100 St. in North Seattle, opens a show featuring the works of  Z.Z. Wei and Alfredo Arreguin on February 23 with a reception from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. The title of the show, “The New American Experience: Color, Composition & Unique Vision,” reflects the fact that though one artist is from China and the other from Mexico, both are first generation Americans (not to mention well-known artists)  who tell their uniquely American story through their art. The exhibit runs through June 26. Call 206.306.7920 for reservations. Shown: Palouse Shadow by Z.Z. Wei.

All about containers at Kirkland Arts Center

kirklandarts “Contained,” an exhibition curated by Katie Phelps, opens at the Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street, on February 17 in a reception from 5-8:30pm. On view through March 22, Contained” looks at the containers in our lives and examines the ways that objects shape us, and how we use them to ground our ideas and memories. Featured artists are: Michelle Anderst, Mark Bennett, Zack Bent, Joshua Bloch, Eduardo Calderon, Karen Hackenberg, Elizabeth Halfacre, Amy Hamblin, Victoria Haven, Terry Leness, Colin Tuis Nesbit . Shown: Amphorae by Karen Hackenberg.

U of W 3D4M Faculty Exhibition opens at Traver Gallery

traverseattle Opening  in a reception February 16 from 5-8pm at Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, is “3D4M,” a faculty exhibition from the University of Washington. Featured artists are Doug Jeck, Amie Laird McNeel, Akio Takamori, Jamie Walker and Mark Zirpel. The show runs through April 1.  Shown: Akio Takamori, Two Women

Openings at Cole Gallery and Gallery North in Edmonds

cole Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South, opens from 5-8pm, during the Edmonds Art Walk with a reception for “Feathers, Field & Feline.” Featured are pastels, oils and bronze sculpture by Sandy Byers and Rip Caswell. Owner Denise Cole says, “Meet the artists, enjoy champagne and treats as well as live Celtic folk music by Acoustic Cadence.” Shown: Building Trust by Sandy Byers.


gallerynorth On view at Gallery North, 508 Main Street, is “Ink, Paper, Paint, and Nature.” The show is a collection of paintings, photographs, and Verbos by three local artists: Jurate Harrison (painter), Jeff Harrison (photographer), and Nomeda Lukoseviciene (Verbos artist). The public is invited to meet the artists at their Artists’ Reception Saturday, February 18th from 2-5 PM, and also during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk from 5-8 PM.

Annual Teapot Show at Good Earth in Bellingham

goodearth Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, is sponsoring its annual muti-artist showcase of unique teapots. The show runs through February.

Liberty Bay Gallery grand opening February 11

liberty Poulsbo’s newest gallery, Liberty Bay Gallery, located at 18830 Front Street celebrates their grand opening all day on February 11 and will be open for the Poulsbo Art Walk from 5-8pm Owner’s  Terry and Karyn Cott say they are anxious to help make Poulsbo a destination for people who love art.

Joanne Scott and Colleen Cotey open at Front Street Gallery

frontstreet Front Street Gallery, located at 18881 Front Street in downtown Poulsbo,  presents a group show in honor of Valentines Day featuring two new artists, painter Joanne Scott and the wire sculptures of Colleen Cotey. Opening reception is Saturday, February 11 5-8 pm as part of the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk.

Alfred Currier show opens February 11 at Howard/Mandville

howardmandville Alfred Currier’s latest show, “Glacier National Park 101” opens at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, in a reception from 6-8pm. A visual chapbook, "Alfred Currier: Glacier National Park 101", is being released to coincide with the show, with a preface by Amy Marquis, Associate Editor for National Parks magazine. A complimentary copy will be included with the purchase of a painting. During the reception, the artist will share stories from his experiences in the park as well as his philosophy of life as an artist. The University of Washington Press, in association with Marquand Books, published Alfred Currier: Impasto, a book written by Ted Lindberg, former Curator for the Vancouver Art Gallery. Currier was the cover artist for American Artist Magazine as well as the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles over the years.  His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. He maintains his studio and residence in Anacortes, Washington with his partner, artist, Anne Schreivogl. Shown: Glacier Park Series #22.

Emily Gherard and Michael Howard at Francine Seders

francine Paintings by Emily Gherard will be on view in the main space at Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North from  February 10 through March 4. Showing in the upstairs gallery are works by Michael Howard. In 2011 Gherard’s work appeared in Material Witness at the Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University in Indiana.  Howard has shown in numerous museums and is a recipient of the Northwest’s Betty Bowen Award and the Milwaukee area’s Mary Nohl Fellowship in the professional artist category. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, February 12 from 2-4pm. Shown: Emily Gherard, untitled (Painting_01).

“Pretty, Sexy, Dirty Girly ” opens at Bherd Studios today

bherd Opening today from 6-10pm today at Bherd Studios, 8537 Greenwood Avenue, is “Pretty Sexy, Dirty Girly.” On view through March 2, the exhibition features Crystal Barbre, Cat Davis, Jackie Kingsbury, Jenn Brisson, Jenny Dayton,  Maggie Schneider, Sadie Beaudett, Andie deRoux, Debora Spencer, Niffer Calderwood and Siolo Thompson. Curated by Siolo Thompson, the show is a multimedia expression of all female artists addressing the topic of feminine sexuality. Another featured artist, Andie deRoux, who has worked as a model and been photographed by a wide array of fashion and fetish photographers, is also a transsexual female. deRoux brings a unique perspective to the exhibit through the opportunity to understand her unique version of feminine sexuality. In addition, burlesque performers Lyla la Coeur and Cherry Manhattan will perform during the exhibits artist opening. Burlesque and its recent explosion in popularity represent a powerful antithesis to the ‘ideal’ version of female sexuality that society typically promotes. Showing concurrently in partnership with the Bherd exhibit, is “Girls Gone Wild,” at Tasty, 713 Greenwood Avenue.

Sisko Gallery showing the work of Andrew Myers

sisko Opening tonight, from 5-8pm, is the work of Sisko Gallery’s newest artist, Andrew Myers.  Myers’ work has been showcased in Art in America, the Portland Modern,, Creative Quarterly and the Eugene Weekly. Myers is also part of the viewing program at the Drawing Center in New York. The gallery is located at 3126 Elliott Avenue in Seattle.

“Constructed Geographies” through March 10 at ArtsWest

artswest ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery Gallery, 4711 California Ave. SW, is showcasing an exhibit featuring  Alan Abdulkader, Debbie Bianchi, Shawn Foote, and Rebecca Woodhouse through March 10. The artists’ reception is February 9 from 6-7:30pm during the West Seattle Artwalk. Shown: Stock Trader by Shawn Foote.

“A Tasting Menu, Second Course” at Simon Mace Gallery

simonmace One of the galleries whose reception was cancelled owing to the snowstorm, Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is extending their January show through February 27. The exhibit includes three artists who have never shown their work in Port Townsend before—David Ridgway, Sharon Kingston, and, Chris Theiss. Also included are three artists from December’s show—Victor Sandblom, a Snohomish painter, Jeff Weekley, a Port Townsend painter, and, David Eisenhour, a Port Hadlock sculptor. Shown: The Edge by David Eisenhour.