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Moss, Pavlak, Friedlander and Thorne on view at Francine Seders Gallery through September 18

francine On view from August 19 through September 18 at the Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North, are: Ben Frank Moss with “Mythical Landscapes/Large Space/Small Scale; Joan Pavlak with “Aggregates:Rhythm of Randomness; Caryn Friedlander with “Little Bayou Jesse;” and Laura Thorne’s “Finding Form” in the upstairs gallery.  The reception for Joanne Pavlak, Caryn Friedlander, and Laura Thorne is on Sunday August 21, 2 – 4 p.m., and the reception for Ben Frank Moss is Sunday September 18, 2 – 4 p.m. Shown: Caryn Friedlander,  Bayou.

One year anniversary celebration at Mavi Contemporary

mavi Mavi Contemporary Art in Tacoma celebrates one year tomorrow night, August 18, from 5:30-8:30pm. The reception officially opens the exhibition featuring the work of William Quinn & Michael  Loos. Mavi says, “Come  meet Michael  Loos who has come all  the way from Italy to attend this opening and anniversary celebration!” Shown: Natural Selection by Michael  Loos.

Haystack Antiques celebrates Third Thursday

haystack-109 From 6-8:30 pm August 18, Haystack Antiques, 144 105th. Avenue NE in Bellevue, celebrates Third Thursday with wine and other goodies. Haystack Antiques is a unique collection of antique dealers, decorators and designers gathered together in one place.

The Sign Show debuts at pun(c)tuation August 13

"The Sign Show,"  a house of worship to hand painted signs, an art form hurried to extinction by vinyl banners and machine cut lettering, opens at pun(c)tuation, 705A East Pike Street in Seattle, in a reception from 7-10 pm August 13. Curated by J. Maxwell Bennett, this exhibit brings together four homegrown artists – Jesse Brown, Kevin Drake, Todd Lown and Zach Rockstad. Check out the promo video for "The Sign Show", edited by Jesse Lomax:

Georgia Gerber, Andrew Carson and Cheryl McClure on view at Gallery Mack at the north end of the Pike Place Market


On The Road at Northwest Crafts Center August 12 – 31

Opening August 12 from 6-8pm at the Northwest Crafts Center, 305 Harrison Street, is “On The Road,” packing list of essentials.

Hennig and Moore open at Parklane Gallery August 12

parklane Kirkland Arts Center resident ceramic artists Barbara Hennig and Elaine Moore will be featured as guest artists at Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland. Their ceramic sculptural work will be on display through October 2nd and open with an artists’ reception on August 12 from 6 to 9 PM. Shown: Autumn Awakes by Barbara Hennig.

Showcasing 18th and 19th century Japanese life through art at Aljoya Thornton Place through October 9

A new art exhibit, “Works on Paper: Japanese Tradition and Influence,” opens today from 4-6:30 pm  at Aljoya Thornton Place in the Northgate area of North Seattle at 450 NE 100th Street. Aljoya Thornton Place’s Art Curator, June Sekiguchi and Beth Cullom of the Cullom Gallery  (located in Pioneer Square) joined forces to design the exhibit featuring Japanese wood block paintings by artists from Seattle and around the world. The exhibit features works by Seattle artists Taiko Suzuki, Richard Heisler, and pieces from international artists influenced by Japanese woodblock painting styles.

New works by Stuart Dunkel opens at Howard/Mandville

howardmand Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens with an artists’ reception from 6-9pm during the Kirkland Art Walk with new works by Stuart Dunkel.  Also on view are new arrivals by Anne Schreivogl, Renato Muccillo & Martha Brouwer. Shown: My Lemon by Stuart Dunkel.

Two new exhibits open at Columbia City Gallery August 10

Two new exhibits open at the Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S. in Seattle, on August 10, 2011. The Artists’ Reception for both exhibits is Saturday, August 13, 5 – 8p. In the main gallery is “Stories,” showcasing the works of gallery artists Dianne Bradley, Lin Holley, Lita Kenyon and Olivia Zapata, who use representational imagery to create narratives in celebration of the storytelling tradition. Showing works on paper and ceramics in the guest gallery is contemporary Korean art

Hot August Nights at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnar nude “Hot August Nights,” works by Carrie Vielle and Ken Wachtveitl, are on view at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, through September 11. The exhibit brings erotic and sensuous nudes to the gallery by two well-known figurative artists from the Pacific Northwest.Gunnar says, Join us for a Vernissage on August 10 from 6-8pm. We’ll have refreshing artworks, cool cocktails and great networking.”

Drew Nicklas’ muted reds at Pottery Northwest

“a dark red,” a solo exhibition of work by Drew Nicklas is on view at Pottery Northwest, 226 First Avenue North, through August 27. Winner of the 2010 UN-WEDGED Director’s Award,  Nicklas is currently concluding his artist-in-residency at Pottery Northwest.  “a dark red” explores a new shade of soda firing and matches an expressionist style of functional pottery with deep muted reds. A closing reception will take place August 26 from 6-9pm.

Celebrating 40 years of Pilchuck at Traver Gallery Tacoma

travertac Celebrate 40 years of Pilchuck Glass at Traver Gallery Tacoma, located on the Thea Foss Waterway adjacent to  the Museum of Glass,  through September 11. On view are works from  prominent glass artists who studied or taught at Pilchuck. Also  on view is “Mark Bennion: Kaleval,.” a solo exhibition featuring a selection of new fresco paintings and steel sculptures by Vashon Island artist Mark Bennion. Bennion has shown his work across the United States, Canada and Europe since 1968. He has recently exhibited at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma as well as the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner. A reception for the artists is August 7 from 1-4pm.

First Saturday August 6 new shows around Puget Sound

Opening from 7-10pm at Art/Not Terminal, 2045 Westlake Avenue in Seattle, is “Environs,” work by 12 artists who explore everyday spaces. Curated by Pun(c)tuation , the exhibit is on view through August 31.


artporttownsend The work of Pacific Northwest artist, Michael Lanka, is showing at the ART PORT TOWNSEND/ EXPRESSIONS NORTHWEST, a juried art exhibition sponsored by the Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts for thirteen years. For further information, visit the website: OR The exhibition is on view through August 28. The well-known founder of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Gary Faigin selected 86 pieces from 372 entries. Shown at the right: Sudden Squall.



brackenwood The August show at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, features sculptor Sharon Spencer and photographer Skip Smith. Sharon has been in the sculpting world for 36 years, carving and shaping stone then transforming stone sculptures into bronze. Spencer also works with mixed media, creating stick “nests” or abstract paper forms. Brackenwood will host an Artists’ Reception August 6 from 5-7PM. The exhibit continues through August 29.



cole Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue in Edmonds, introduces  pastel artist Sandy Byers in an exhibition on view from August 6 – September 5. A native Washingtonian, Sandy brings her perspective to scenes from the Northwest. A reception for the artist will be on August 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Shown at the right: Symphony of Swans.


localcolor Opening at Local Color, 1606 Pike Place in Seattle, is a group show featuring Rebecca Koehler, Kevin Rowan Darras, Janine Graf, Marilyn Carr and Elissa Stern.  The  gallery validates tickets in the Public Market garage at 1531 Western. A reception for the artists is from 6-8pm. Shown at the left by Rebecca Koehler.


NW Encaustic, 7150 44th. Avenue SW,  presents new artwork by Nichole DeMent and Stephen Rock through September 30. A reception for the artists will take place August 11 from 6-9pm.  DeMent is a photographic-based mixed media encaustic artist, curator and educator. Rock presents his reclaimed materials wall sculptures shown recently at SAM Gallery, with new smaller works.


The August exhibition at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is a group show called “Flora/Fauna.” Artists include: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Carol Berry, Paul Brower, David Eisenhour, Kathryn Glowen, Karen Hackenberg, Todd Horton, Kat Houseman, Peregrine O’Gormley, Ann Reid, Jasmine Valandani, Andrew Vallee. On view through August 28, the show opens from 5-8pm.


waterworks Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, is featuring the oil paintings of  Melinda Hannigan and the ceramic sculpture of Kan Hoy in an exhibit on view through August 27. Both artists evoke different moods while working  together to create serenity. Ruth Offen, the owner of the gallery says, “ take a break and join us for a glass of bubbly for the show opening from 4-7pm.” Shown at the right is Going Up by Melinda Hannigan.


The Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 2nd. Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, launches a featured artist program premiering painter Mark Skullerud, during the First Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm. A selection of the Whidbey artist’s cubist-inspired landscapes will be highlighted in Gallery A of the 2nd Street space.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound August 5

anchor Julie Lindell brings new work to Anchor Art Space,  216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, for her solo exhibition opening Friday, August 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Lindell’s  ceramic work has been represented with Anchor for several years, and the current exhibition will feature newly constructed assemblages including selected ceramic sculpture. Exhibition runs August 5th through August 27th.


bainbridgejpg On view at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is the work of Max Grover and “Toys and Games: Garth Edwards, Greg Kono, and Don MacLane.” Also, BAC’s series of window installations – designed to make Winslow Way a happier place during construction – continues in August with a paper construction by architect and paper engineer Linda Costello. Shown at the right:  Max Grover, Moving Train.



Continuing through August at Kat Schneider Gallery, 301 W. Holly Street in Bellingham,  will be an exhibit by four local artists with a diverse range of style and voice: Ruthie V.’s experiments with surface, materials and mark making, David Ridgway’s reduction of form and expressiveness of color, Kat Schneider’s artifacts resulting from process and imagination and Sharon Kingston’s luminous layers of color. An artist reception during Downtown Bellingham’s Artwalk  6 pm to 9 pm.


Artists Michael and Sherry and additional participating artists Janice Nakashima, BK Tran, Nining Muir, Keven Furiya, Koji Kubota and Marjorie DeQuincy  present their contemporary work at the opening reception  5:30PM-8:00PM at C Art Gallery, 855 Hiawatha Place in Seattle.  Each artist of Asian descent blends their culture with their work that ranges from sites of Seattle, to abstracts, to glass sculptures and more


childhood On view through August 28 at Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is a group show featuring Dan Daniels, Judith Smith, Dave and Boni Deal and Fumiko  Kimura. A reception for the artists is from 5-7pm. Shown at the left by Fumiko Kimura.


fog|Fairhaven Originals Gallery, 960 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, says, “Kick off your Friday night Art Walk with a lunchtime infusion of art at fog | Fairhaven Originals Gallery. Join us on your lunch break for a light meal to be enjoyed alongside the gallery’s current selection of art. Free and open to the public.”


gunnar gallery_photo Join Gunnar Nordstrom, owner of the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE for a “Finissage,” from 5-7pm. Featured are Mikio Tagusari and other contemporary Asian artists. Shown at the right: a gallery interior shot.


Honey Salon, 301 Holly Street in Bellingham, is showing the work of Bellingham artist James Mey in a show opening from 6-9pm and continuing through August 31.


Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, showcases an exhibition with an environmentalist bent  through September 10. Featured artists are Susan LeVan and Diana Arcadipone. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.


theislandgal The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm with “Performance Art Fashion Show” featuring Pamela Dharamsey Lee’s troupe of dancers, performing on the plaza with Brazilian musical accompaniment. The dancers will be dressed in fashions from the gallery’s wearable art collection.