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Mixed Elements opens September 8 at Waterworks Gallery

waterworks Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor, opens their newest show, “Mixed Elements” in a reception September 8 from 2-5pm.  The show, which runs through September 29,  includes works by Michael Dickter and  Caroline James. Dickter will give a talk at before the opening at 11am at the gallery. Shown: Twilight Egret by Michael Dickter.

First Friday in September around Puget Sound

artisttrust A first-ever exhibit featuring some 200 film, literary and visual artists who have graduated from Artist Trust’s EDGE Professional Development program since 2003 is showing at the Washington Convention Center, 800 Convention Place in downtown Seattle, from September 7 through October 18. A reception for the artists takes place from 5:30-8:30pm.  Shown at the right: Etsuko Ichikawa, Trace.



bac Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, celebrates the fiftieth birthday of the Bainbridge Public Library with an exhibition, “Pages: Books in Art.” In the minds and hands of eighteen painters, photographers, and mixed media artists, the book doesn’t contain the subject – it becomes the subject.  The show runs through September 30. Shown at the left: Raymond Gendreau, Henri Reading.



childhood Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is featuring Dan Daniels’ egg tempera and copper on wood, Blake Flynn’s oil paintings, and Judith Smith’s pastels through September 30. A reception for the artists will be from 5-7pm. Shown at the right: by Dan Daniels.


The Gasworks Gallery, 3815 4th. Ave. NE in Seattle, invites all to a party to meet new artists in the building and to collect food for their campaign.  The party starts at 8pm until ?. Contributions of wine, cheese, fruit and party foods are encouraged.


Multiple exposure film shots will be shown alongside paintings that revisit the past and explore the present for artist Lael Meidal at Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham,  from September 7- October 3. Join the artist for her opening reception from 6-9PM.


theisland Opening during the Bainbridge art walk from 6-8pm at the Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way, is “Fall Delights.” The show, on view through September 30, consists of illuminated sculptures, lamps, wearable art and accessories. Featured at the opening is Bainbridge Island’s gypsy jazz band, Ranger & the Re-Arrangers.


Beach Walkers 16x8 540 NEW Y Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, is featuring “An Evening with Ebner” in a reception from 4-7pm. Ebner, a well-known Northwest painter, will be at the reception which will include entertainment by Michael Gotz playing jazz guitar.  Shown at the right: Beach Walkers.


Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is showing “Fall Revue 2012” in a reception from 6-8pm. The group show features all the gallery artists.



scottmilo Scott-Milo Gallery,  420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes,  is showing new oils by Whidbey Island artist Anne Belov  in a series called “Close to Home.” Also showing are mixed medial collage by Barbara Dollahite, oils by Matt Dollahite, color photographs on papery by Dick Garvey and acrylics by Larry Heald. The opening reception is from 6-9pm during the Anacortes art walk.  Shown at the left: Where You’ll Fine Me Now” by Anne Belov.

First Thursday Seattle September 2012 show openings

artxchange1 “Digital Superstitions,” new work by Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, opens from 5-8pm at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S.  The exhibit mixes street art techniques with 19th century ukiyo-e aesthetics and the spirits of yokai, mischievous shape-shifting ghosts.



The Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, opens “Annie Bissett: Loaded,” in a reception from 6-8pm. Showing are 14 color woodcuts exploring the magic, promise, curse, and the language of money.



fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Media Matters” featuring the work of Thomas Doyle, Andrew Millner, Hunt Rettig, Luke Haynes, Jessica Drenk, Lindsay Pichaske, Eugenie Tung, and Carol Inez Charney. The show celebrates eight artists who have taken their own route and challenge our expectations of process and materials. Shown at the right by Hunt Rettig.



friesenab Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art,  1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Inner Fabric,” an exhibition of artists working with fiber and fabric. As the line between art and craft continues to blur, the cross-pollination between fiber artists and painters grows. For the exhibition "Inner Fabric" four guest artists -Carlson, Hayward, Tidwell and Stackle- join four artists currently on the Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art roster. Shown at the left: Belong by Susan Hall.



Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is featuring new work by Rickie Wolfe and Richard Wiegmann in an opening reception from 6-8pm.



Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., in tandem with the 2012 Seattle Design Festival, hosts a curated exhibition celebrating the role of design in public life. “FutureShack: The Next 50 Years of Residential Design  presents special projects by architects from ten AIA Seattle firms as well as select works from the University of Washington’s Masters in Architecture program. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.


greg Greg Kucera Gallery,  212 Third Avenue S., is showing the second one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Dan Webb. In addition to a few resin works, the work in this exhibition marks a breakthrough in scale with five large-scale, carved wood sculptures. The title of the show, “Destroyer,” refers to the destructive choices and results brought about by the act of creation. Also showing is the  first exhibition of work by Seattle photographer, Daniel Carrillo. Using the vintage techniques of ambrotype and daguerreotype, the artist has been photographing colleagues, artists, critics and art dealers to document the cultural history and artistic community of the Pacific Northwest. Shown at the right: The Putti Trap by Dan Webb.

“ICON,” second annual juried show,  opens in a reception from 5-8pm at the Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S.  Artists from all over will be showing work inspired by their interpretation of the theme ICON.



lisaharris On view in a reception from 6-8pm  at Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is “Crossings,” new work from Ann Morris, and “African Dreams,” work by Wendy Thon. The sculpted vessels of Anne Morris, are inspired by nature and made of materials that range from seaweed to bird bone. Thon’s “African Dreams” series is comprised of paintings, wall reliefs, and prints depicting diverse landscapes and wildlife inspired by her recent travels to Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and the spice island of Zanzibar. Shown at the left: Lummi Crossing by Ann Morris.



patriciar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue,  is showing “ Z.Z. Wei Celebrating Our 20 Year Journey,” from September 6 – 30. A reception for the artist will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. This exhibition features a collection of new works that continue the artist’s ongoing series focusing on rural American landscape, specifically the landscape of Eastern Washington. In  2012, Z.Z. Wei was honored by the state of Washington Governors Mansion Foundation as the 2012 residence artist. He was also selected to participate in the United States "Art in the Embassies" program and was curated to the United States Secretary of Commerce collection, as well as the American Embassy in China by Ambassador Gary Locke. In addition, Z.Z.Wei’s work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and beyond. Shown above: Majestic Journey.



“Remember Haiti,” featuring work by Pacific Northwest artists who traveled to Haiti before and after the earthquake of 2010, opens in a reception from 4-6pm at the Seattle City Hall Gallery, 600 4th. Avenue. Shown at the right: Lummi Crossing by Ann Morris.



stonington Stonington Gallery, 119 S. Jackson Street opens from 6-8pm with “Alaska: Far and Away,” a group exhibition of Alaska’s leading contemporary artists. Included are artists working in the diverse and often remote villages of Alaska. Featured works by Lawrence Ahvakana (Inupiaq), Dawn Wallace (Aleut), Susie Silook (Yupik/Inupiaq), Allie High (Tsimshian/Haida/Aleut), Perry Eaton (Alutiiq), Anna Hoover (Aleut), Kathleen Carlo (Athabascan), and the renowned whalebone and ivory carvings by artists around the Bering Sea are on view. Included for the first time are works by Siberian artists Ivan and Svetlana Rosugbu (Ulchi & Yakut), whose homeland and culture are separated from Alaska by a narrow stretch of water.Shown at the left: At the Celebration: Seated Inupiaq Woman, Lawrence Ahvakana.



traver Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  presents “Microcosmos,” an exhibition of new works by Einar and Jamex de la Torre. The exhibition delves deep into the cultural dogmas of pre-Hispanic Aztec gods, the iconography of the Roman Catholic Church, and the rigid structures of North American Protestantism. Irreverent yet poignant, this body of work exposes the charged dichotomy of a life lived along either side of the Mexican and American border. Einar and Jamex de la Torre have worked, taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Their work is currently on view at the San Jose Museum of Art and, in September 2012, the brothers will open an exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The de la Torres’ distinctive three-dimensional work can be found in galleries, museum collections, museum catalogs, as well as in various public art installations.

Audubon prints now showing at Fine Impressions

Currently showing through the month of September at Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE in Seattle, is fineimp a collection of Audubon prints. Based on the famous Folio Edition of Birds of North America, John J. Audubon (1785-1851) drew these prints from nature, which were then lithographed by J. T. Bowen in Philadelphia. Oddly enough, Audubon only became successful here after he became a hit in England where he drew huge audiences anxious to see drawings of the United States wilderness and to hear  talks about his exploits. One of his biggest fans was King George IV. Each print is hand-colored, and the colors are striking. Shown: Raven.

Inspirational prayer wheels on view at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth Chris Moench’s award-winning prayer wheels will be featured at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham,  through the month of September. Each vessel carries a message to inspire, comfort and move the viewer in these times of uncertainty. Prayer wheels have been used for over 1000 years by Buddhists and people from all walks of life. Buddhist teachers and the ancient texts expound the profound benefits of the prayer wheel for its ability to quickly harmonize the environment, increase compassion, encourage a peaceful state of mind, and assist practitioners on their journeys to enlightenment. Shown: Snowgeese

Chuck Iffland featured at Simon Mace Gallery

simonmace Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is featuring Chuck Iffland’s new work, “The Western Circus and the Whirling Dervish” through the month of September. Also showing is Port Townsend painter and printmaker, Meg Mason’s work which was in the  Northwind Art Center’s “Spirit of Place” group show juried by Teresa Verraes in March. Shown: The Dwarf by Chuck Iffland.

Edmonds galleries open for the art walk tonight 5-8 pm

Most of the businesses in tiny Edmonds open up for art walk night on the third Thursday of the month. You’ll even find real estate offices and banks with a wall of art. For a complete list of all the galleries in town, refer to the online version of Art Guide Northwest at

Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., is showing Michael Maczuga’s  “Worldly Innocence,” a collection of paintings of children from throughout the world.


White-House-8x12-oil-by-Robin-Weiss_sm (2) Gallery North, 508 Main Street, is showcasing “Plein Air Edmonds – Beauty of the Northwest,” sponsored by Chase Edmonds in an opening during the artwalk. A special reception for the exhibit featuring paintings from 30 local artists in a variety of mediums also takes place from 1-4pm on Saturday, August 18. Shown: White House by Robin Weiss.

Michael Maczuga’s new show at the Cole Gallery

cole Michael Maczuga’s show, “Worldly Innocence,” a collection of paintings of children from throughout the world, opens in a reception at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, from 6:30-8:30pm. August 11. Shown: Journey of Hope.

David Eisenhour sculpture on view at Simon Mace

simon On view through August 27 at the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, are 100 new bronze sculptures by David (Ike) Eisenhour in a show called “Intertidal.”.  According to Jefferson County Leader arts writer, Kiera Miller Hodlik,  "The forms seem to push past the temporary pop art red color of the wax and land inside the imagination, finished and elegant, already reflecting Eisenhour’s mastery of his art form and reverence for the natural world."  Shown: Anemone.

Jeremy Gregory show at Bherd Studios Gallery

bherd Tacoma artist, Jeremy Gregory, brings his art to life through hand- crafted, posed puppets and in a short stop motion film during his exhibition “Little Big Deal” opening Friday, August 10 from 6-10pm at the Bherd Studios Gallery, 8537 Greenwood Avenue N.  Gregory has participated in many community mural projects and the Tacoma City’s Public Art: In Depth (PA : ID) program. The show runs through August 31. Shown: Little Big Deal.

Schack celebrates NW Basket Weavers’ 30th Anniversary

schack The Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild with a new show and reception from 5-8pm on August 9. On view through September 20, the exhibit, “Pearls of Experience,” features work from artists from Washington and Oregon who have mastered traditional techniques and expanded work to incorporate alternative materials such as citrus peel, sturgeon skin, agave leaves and metal to create sculptural and figurative pieces. Shown: Touchstone by Susan Blackburn.

“Seasons” opens August 9 at Howard/Mandville

howardmand Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens “Seasons,” a solo show of new works by Jhenna Quinn Lewis, in a reception August 9 from 6-8pm. The artist says her inspiration comes from Japanese masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Uta Maro, and Hasegawa Tohaku. Shown: Balancing Act.

Bob Allan “Turning a Blind Eye” at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnarn Opening in a reception for the artist on August 8 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is “Turning a Blind Eye,” new work by Bob Allan. The former art instructor in Washington State, Allan moved to Nebraska where he fought and won a battle with blindness. Rather than end his career as an artist, his weakened eyesight enabled him to “see” color in an abstract way, greatly enhancing his work when his eyesight returned.  According to gallery owner Nordstrom, “Allan’s work is amazing.” The show runs through September 9. 

First Saturday August 4 openings

aot Artisans on Taylor, 911 Water Street in Port Townsend, opens “Conversation Pieces,” mixed media figurative paintings by Christopher Mathie, in a reception August 4 from 6-8pm during the Port Townsend Art Walk.



brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents Pete Jordan as the featured artist for the month of August. Jordan is a well-known Whidbey Island artist whose paintings are indicative of this place. This show will feature both island landscapes and paintings of appealing objects the artist has accumulated over the years. A reception for the artis is from 5-7pm. Shown at the right: Moonset Deer Lagoon,  Pete Jordan.



patriciacameron Through September 7, Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue N. is featuring colorful new paintings by Seattle artist and Gage Academy art instructor Julia Ricketts along with large scale charcoal drawings by Hawaii artist/educator Linda Kane. Shown at the left: Joie de Vivre by Julia Ricketts.



Opening from 5-8pm at the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is “Mashcans,” a collection of smashed objects such as cans or buckets, found by Paul Havas on the side of the road while painting en plein air. Although a divergence from his popular landscapes, the "mashcans" share the artist’s very distinct palate. He has had numerous exhibitions in his career and his paintings are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, and Whatcom Museum.


waterw Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor, introduces “World of Wonder and Delight” in a reception from 2-5pm. Featured in the exhibit are Jaime Ellsworth’s oils and mixed media sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius.  An artist talk by Robin and John Gumselius  will take place at 11am. Shown at the right: Pet the Dog by Jaime Ellsworth.

First Friday August 3 around Puget Sound

Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens from 6-9pm with a show called “Shelter.” It brings together visual artists, architects, designers, videographers, and photographers to address the physical, spiritual and emotional connections to the walls we build between ourselves and the world and the ways identity can be formed by these constructs. The show runs through September 16.


bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, showcases textile artists with “Streaming: Textile Artists Think About Water.” in a reception during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 5-8pm.  The group show includes Deborah Babin, Linda McFarland, Kimberly Morris, Pamela Mostek, Carol Roi Olsen, Lynnette Sandbloom, and Dana Ziesemer. On August 4 at 12:30pm, Deborah Babin will demonstrate her techniques for turning fabric into collage. Shown at the left: Nautilus by Deborah Babin.



The Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, is showing the abstract work of Tim Alexander through September 4. The opening reception is from 6-9pm.


“Faces and Places,” a solo exhibition featuring the work of Pam Ingalls, is on view at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, through September 1. The reception for the artist is from 6-8pm.


scottmilo Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, welcomes back to the gallery, oils by Diane Ainsworth of Port Townsend. Also showing are oils by Jeanne Levasseur, color photographs by Lewis Jones, pastels by Sandy Byers and oils by James Moore. The opening reception for the artists is from 6-9pm, in conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival. Shown at the left: Lilly Pad Abstract by Diane Ainsworth.



theisland The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is showcasing the work of Jenny Andersen and Steve Sauer in “Fire and Imagination: Sculptures of the Earth” through August 31. A reception for the artists is from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: Spirit Bird Feasting at the End of the World by Jenny Andersen.