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Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, opens a retrospective for artist Lee Wexler with a reception from 5-7pm on January 8. The show will continue thru January 30, 2012. A fine artist, educator, designer and muralist Lee Jesse Wexler was born on April 7, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. After receiving an MFA in Design at University of Southern California, he became a professor at California State University, Los Angeles for 28 years and was a Professor Emeritus at CSULA at the time of his death in 2010. The works for sale in this exhibit are culled from his family’s collection and are among the best of Wexler’s watercolor, egg tempera and pastel paintings. Wexler served on the board of the Northwest Watercolor Society and guided the development of the Northwest Watercolor Foundation, becoming president from 1998-2006. His “Manzanar Japanese Relocation Camp” series is included in the permanent collection at the Wing Luke Museum. Shown: Three Figures with Pigeons.
Open space night at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, from 6-9pm. Artist-in-residence Aaron Haba will be available to discuss his art. The show will be on view through January 21.
The work of Inupiat carver Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, through the month. The reception is from 6-8pm, and the artist will discuss his work on Saturday, January 7 at 12:30pm. His work is in both private and public collections, including the Alaska State Museum, the Burke Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, in Santa Fe. Shown at the right: Larry Ahvakana, Giant Puffin That Eats Walrus.
Paintings by Dale Lindman will be on view in the main space at Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue N., January 6 through February 5. A reception for the artists is January 8 from 2-4pm. Works by Michael Dailey will be featured in the upstairs gallery. Recently Lindman’s work has been included in thematic shows at Prographica/fine works on paper in Seattle (2010, 2011); Eco Art at the Sammamish Arts Commission, Sammamish, Washington (2009); and Surface Stances at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle (2006). ailey’s work was included in A Family Show—Michael Dailey/Susanne Kelly, Michael Spafford/Spike Mafford, Fred Birchman/Sam Birchman/Julian Birchman at the Seders Gallery and Seattle as Collector, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40 at the Seattle Art Museum. Shown at the left: Dale Lindman, Returning Moon.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, celebrates the “Finissage” of a holiday group exhibit with a special reception from 6-8pm.
Honey Salon, 301 W. Holly in Bellingham, opens from 6-9pm with a reception for Debbie Leighton’s new show. The show will be on view through February 1.
“A Little Levity, Color, Light and Laughter,” a collection of paintings and photographs that speak of lighthearted and warm subjects, is on view at Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, through January 30. The opening reception is from 1-4pm on January 8 when artists will be available to discuss their work and refreshments will be served.
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If you still have gifts to buy, think art. Not only will the recipient of your gift be able to enjoy it forever, but you will also be supporting a local business and a locally-made product.
The Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, is featuring local finalists selected by the Marysville Council PTA for the Reflections Arts Recognition & Achievement Program. This exhibit, which runs through January 30, will include all the visual arts finalists by K-12 students in the Marysville School District. The Reflections Program is a National PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents to express themselves through their own original works of art. This year students from kindergarten through 12th grade were challenged to create and share art inspired by the theme, “Diversity Means…”. “Meet the Artists” reception on Thursday December 15th, from 3-6pm.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South in Edmonds, celebrates the holidays during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm with a show featuring pastel artist Sheila Evans. On display in the front window is Michael Maczuga’s Making a List.… Shown: Aviary II by Sheila Evans..
“Mixed Exposure,” spotlighting the work of artists Kim Caldwell (watercolor artist) and JR (Janet) Hawse (glass artist) is on view at Gallery North , 508 Main Street in Edmonds, through December 31. The exhibition will include landscape paintings and lampwork bead jewelry. JR Hawse is featuring her one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces created from her handcrafted beads. Kim Caldwell and JR Hawse also will attend the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk on December 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
I write this post every single year. Many of us will have relatives in town for the holidays, and you can either sit around and watch old movies on Netflix OR you can really impress Aunt Matilda and take her to see a show at your local museum. If you click on the menu in the upper right hand corner for museums, you’ll find a wealth of super exhibits to see. You can also just scroll through our pages to see loads of gallery exhibits. You’ll notice many galleries are sponsoring special holiday shows. Believe me when I tell you that visiting the galleries is a special way to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. Gallery owners are happy to let you wander and look to your heart’s content without any sales pressure.
“Subliminal Lines ” featuring new drawings by Seattle based artists Igor Kashinskiy and Milan Heger is on view at the Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue North, through January 6. Heger and Kashinskiy share an art historical heritage in their classical training and in their contemporary interpretations of that heritage. Kashinskiy was born and studied in St. Petersburg, Russia. Heger was born and studied in Bratislavla, Czechoslovakia. Shown: New Vision by Milan Heger.
“The Human Figure or Parts Thereof” opens on December 10 in a reception from 2-4pm at Prographica / fine works on paper, 3419 East Denny Way in Seattle. Norman Lundin, will present a curator’s talk on Saturday, January 7 at 2 p.m. This exhibition, which closes January 12, marks the gallery’s first anniversary. The gallery specializes in contemporary drawing, photography, and other work on paper. Norman Lundin, the gallery founder and director, is Professor of Art Emeritus at the University of Washington and has curated national and regional exhibitions. Lundin is also a respected painter who has had more than sixty solo shows. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Seattle Art Museum among others. Prographica does not handle Lundin’s own work; he is represented by Francine Seders Gallery and Koplin Del Rio Gallery (www.koplindelrio.com). Shown: Juliette Aristides, Yma.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, invites all to an event-filled evening and happy hour on December 9 from 5-9:30 pm. On view is a special collection of jewelry from designers Vinosus.
Continuing to celebrate their 40th year in business, Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is featuring a trunk show with Olympia jewelers Gina Vitale Syrja of Fair Portia and Jenny Deinlein of A Cause for Jewels from 4-7pm on December 8. On December 9 from 4-7pm local artist Dave Schweitzer will demonstrate wood turning. Painting demonstrations by Dan Daniels and Barbara Noonan will take place on December 10 from 2-5pm, and on December 11 from 1-3pm, Glass Eye Studio owner Dale Lieman will be signing Mt. St. Helen’s ash glass ornaments.
Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District, is featuring the hand-built porcelain pottery of Julie deRouche’ for the month of December. Julie creates functional ware in Art Nouveau style as well as her famous Luna-ware “Bubble Pots”, and delicate floral jewelry.