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Angelica Seña-Maria Saukkonen’s work at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnar Gunnar Nordstrom, owner of the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, says, “Please join us for a Vernissage on Wednesday, July 13 from 6-8pm to meet the newest member of our gallery team, Angelica Seña-Maria Saukkonen.”  Saukkonen is the gallery’s summer intern from Lahti, Finland. The show runs until August 7.

Kent Summer Art Exhibit through August 26

kentmolly A gala reception on July 13 from 5-7:30 pm celebrates the Summer Art Exhibit at the Centennial Center Gallery, 400 W. Gowe Street in Kent. The exhibit runs through August 26 Shown by Molly Magai.

Vecta Photo showcases Elizabeth Scallon’s work

vecta Scallon SpaceForThoughts Vecta Photo, 5790 Airport Way S.,  the only photo studio and gallery in Georgetown,  is showcasing Georgetown’s Elizabeth Scallon, in "Space for Thoughts." The exhibition opens during the Art Attack Art Walk on Saturday, July 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a reception for the artist along with guest curator Amanda Michele Dellinger .

Show receptions around Puget Sound July 9

Insights Gallery, 604 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, features "COHERENCE," paintings from Suzanne Anderson and Nathan Drushinin, blown sculptured glass by Marc Boutte` and turned wooden bowls by Bill Lefeber, from July 9 through August 5.. The debut of guest artist Emily Schultz. Show runs Saturday, July 9 through Friday (Art Walk) August 5, 2011.


local Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens July 9 from 6-9pm with a group show featuring Jessica Lambert, Stephanie Reilly, Jennifer Hatters and P.J. Andrews. Shown at the right: an interior shot of Local Color.


The San Juan Islands Museum  of Art and Sculpture Park, 285 Spring Street in Friday Harbor, is hosting a closing reception of the Steve Harrold exhibition from 4-7pm.

Second Friday around Puget Sound in July

The Art Gallery at Braeburn, 197 Second Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, is featuring the pastels and encaustics of Susan Jensen for the month of July.


howardmandville Opening July 8 from 6-9pm at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is “Summer Showcase,” an eclectic mix of paintings and sculpture by the gallery artists. Shown at the left: Reflections of Autumn by Dino Paravano.


“Inventing an Illusive Space,” a five-person exhibition comprised of paintings that examine the element of space, as well as the studio as a site of experimentation and habitual action, is on view at the Kirkland Arts Center, located at the corner of 7th Avenue & Market Street in Kirkland, from July 9 – August 13. The Kirkland art walk preview is on July 8 from 6 – 8:30pm, and the  artists’ reception is July 15 from 6-8:30pm.


parklane Mary Mac -Blue Grass Two artists, Mary Mac and Joy Rome, are on view at the Parklane Gallery, 130  Park Lane in Kirkland, through July 31. Print artist Mary Mac presents “Paper Dolls-A Conversation with My Sisters.” Original monotype prints celebrate sisterhood with simplicity of design. Abstract painter Joy Rome lets color upon color and shape upon shape reveal what lies beneath with her show “From the Heart: Abstract Mindscapes.” The artists’ reception is July 8 from 6-9pm. Shown at the right: Mary Mac, Blue Grass.


Pottery Northwest, 226 First Avenue North is showing “360 degrees,” an exhibition of collaborative work by Pottery Northwest resident artists. The exhibiting artists include George Rodriguez, Drew Nicklas, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Adam Helenske, Alya Khan, Wally Bivins, James Lobb, Jessi Li, and Alicia Basinger. The show will run from July 8 – July 30 An Opening Reception with the artists will be held on July 8th from 6-8 pm. The public is invited to attend.


Tasty Art, 7513 Greenwood Avenue N., opens with “TechnOgranic Art” in a reception from 6-10pm. featuring paintings by its own co-owner, Sean Wilkinson (aka Wilky) and David Vonderlinn. Meet the artists and be the first to see the show, opening night Friday July 8th, during the party from 6-10pm.

First Thursday Seattle openings July 7

Art With a Heart,  570 1st. Avenue South, Pioneer Square’s newest gallery, opens with “Flower Power, Artistically Exploring Nature,” from 5-9pm. On view is a month-long show of florals, landscapes, botanicals, and abstracts presented in  pastels, oils, acrylics, and photographs.


artxchange Opening from 5-8pm at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S.,  is “Folding/Unfolding,” a show by Joan Wortis which integrates the major passions of her artistic career. This body of work merges the artist’s experiences from a career that has spanned modern dance, textile design, handweaving, print making and collage.


cullom "walls", a site specific installation by artists Francesca Lohmann (Seattle, WA) and Agata Michalowska (Providence, RI), runs frinJuly 7th through August 27th at the Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artists on July 7from 6 to 9 pm. An exploration of the opposite intersect of embroidery and mold; the precious and abject, "walls" consists of thousands of paper shapes derived from the magnified cells of bread mold, hand-cut from salvaged wallpapers and poised on pins in patterns that bloom across the gallery’s walls.


davidsondykemanOpening from 6-8pm at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is “Pop/Folk Fusion,” mixed media works by 2 young, local artists; Nina Tichava & Warren Dykeman. The show includes mixed media paintings on canvas, panel and paper as well as one digitally animated video by Dykeman. Shown at the left by Warren Dykeman.


"Intuition Kitchen Wares" recent Works by underground native artist Mike Leavitt, opens at {far4}  , 1020 1st Ave, from 6-8pm. Mike Leavitt is Intuition Kitchen Productions: a one-man company of major art-making. An extreme boredom for “normal” art has pushed Leavitt into a variety of undefinable projects that cross between art and product. The artist will attend the opening.


Fictilis, another new experimental  art space in Pioneer Square, located at 210 S. Washington, opens from 6-9pm with “Not For Sale.” The  exhibition is a live, virtual shoot-out with the world’s 150 most successful living artists inside landscapes modeled after actual galleries and museums.


fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South, opens for First Thursday with Will Robinson’s “Firmaments.” “Firmaments comes from the old English reference to the sky; with this title, Will Robinson fittingly makes allusion to both the solid stone he carves and the airy kinetic character of his sculpture. Curling lengths of basalt appear no heavier than ribbons and are seen climbing up the walls like vines toward light. Shown at the right: Calm Waters.


Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S. in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, celebrates their first anniversary by showcasing favorite works from over 20 of their Northwest artists. Open for  First Thursday from 5-9pm, another special artists’ presentation and reception is planned for July 23 from 5-7pm.


Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., opens “Pulp,” the gallery’s annual fundraiser, from 5-8pm. The fundraiser takes place from July 7 -  9. Following the PULP fundraiser, Gallery 110 will present Reflect/Respond July 13 – 30. Closing reception: July 30th; 5-8pm.


Keeara Rhodes’solo installation for Gallery4Culture 101 Prefontaine Pl S, “Undercover Holidays,” peers inside the dugout to present baseball via four all-American girls. The show opens from 6-8pm and continues through July 29.


galleryima Gallery I|M|A, 123 S.  Jackson is  featuring new work by James Brown and Paul Metivier.  In his exhibit, “Elements,” Brown breakes down emotional and sensory perceptions of the world into simpler components and patterns. A self-proclaimed naturalist, Paul Metivier’s “Dis•ambiguous”  influences include natural history and the aesthetic of decay. The reception is from 6-8pm, and the exhibit continues through July 30.


lisaharris Victoria Johnson’s “Balancing Act”  opens from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  and runs through July 31. A recipient of  many juried exhibition honors, Johnson’s work is widely collected by the corporate world including Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Shown at the right: Coast to Coast.


Marquand Books Studio, 1400 Second Avenue, is hosting a First Thursday opening reception from 5-7pm for Vashon Island-based artist Miranda Newbauer Hudson. The exhibition will be the first public showing of Hudson’s hand-crafted sculpture and vibrant acrylics.


nwfinewood Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street, hosts the 3rd Annual Rising Star Furniture Makers winning selections  at an opening night reception from 6-8pm. These new furniture designs will be presented with a critique from the NWFW jury. Jury members will choose to designate an artist with Honorable Mention for furniture that excels in innovation, contemporary relevance and refined quality and this Rising Star Furniture Maker will be invited to participate in the Northwest Fine Woodworking Annual Member Showcase held in September.


patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, will host an exhibition of recent paintings by Northwest artist Stephanie Hargrave from July 7 through July 31. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, July 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in conjunction with Seattle’s Art Walk. This years exhibition features a collection of 15 new works in encaustic that explore Hargrave’s ongoing themes which are rooted in organic forms and strongly influenced by nature. The intentional correlation between the natural imagery and the raw materials used in encaustic painting, which layers bee’s wax, resin, and pigment, sets up a dialogue between subject and media. Shown: Chrysanthemum.

A group show “Conjuntos: Mexico Book Arts Group Show,” opens at the Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios on July 7 from 6-8pm and continues through July. Conjuntos features work by inspired by Pratt’s recent International Travel Abroad Program in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, an intensive bookmaking and mixed media workshop with the Mexican artist collective La Malaguas.


Opening from 5-8pm at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, is Howard Barlow’s “Wilderness Adventure. Barlow uses children’s story and coloring book imagery intermingled with hunting and camping illustrations to create innocently sinister and peculiar scenes of confused wilderness recreation. Many of these works render woodsy gender stereotypes, in particular, the notion of protective male and helpless female.


Kevin Piepel’s new body of encaustic paintings, “Surfacing,” opens at Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, in a reception from 5-8pm. Piepel has been publicly showing his encaustic work in the Seattle area for over three years and his work has found a home in many private collections including the Swedish Medical Group Collection.

Cheryl Lee featured artist for July at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, is featuring Cheryl Lee’s “Ceramic Fanta-Sea” for the month of July. Showcased are marine life creations including halibut, trout, seashells and more.

New show at Gallery Cygnus in La Conner opens July 2

New work by Kathleen McCarty, Glass sculpture by Steve Immerman, recently featured artist in the Benaroya Glass Gallery at Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, is on view at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Street in La Conner through August 28. The artists’ reception is July 2 from 3-5pm.

Brackenwood Gallery opens Pete Jordan show July 2

BrackenwoodBayview Farm by Pete Jordan On exhibit for the month of July at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island,  are new oil paintings by PETE JORDAN. Pete paints what is familiar in the landscape of Whidbey Island where he lives. Also on view this month are new sculptures by Georgia Gerber. The artists’ reception is July 2 from 5-7pm, and the exhibit continues through August 1.

First Friday in July around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, continues their juried artist series with “Fringes of Society” featuring the work of Iain Davidson, Larry Gilbert, Nate Marohn, and Scott Williams. The public is invited to the opening night celebration at the Allied Arts Gallery and the Downtown Art Walk: Friday, July 1st, from 6pm to 10pm. There will be an Exhibit Walk-Thru with the artists from 6:30pm to 7pm on opening night.


artEAST Art Center  and Up Front Gallery, 95 Front Street in Issaquah,. presents "High Jinks! – Explore the Lighter Side of Life" juried art show, July 1 – 31. The public is invited to the Closing Night Reception, July 29, 6-8pm. For more information contact Curators Sue Danielson or Susan Melrath, 206-200-8444 or 425-999-9615.


bainbridgejpg Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, opens from 4-6pm with “Claudia McKinstry:Homegrown, “Narrative Collage” by Donna Snow and “John McCuistion.” Shown:Claudia McKinstry, Meeting of the Board . The show runs through August 1.


Showing at Kat Schneider Studio | Gallery, 301 W. Holly Street,  will be four Bellingham 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 are featured. Opening reception with the artists during the Bellingham downtown artwalk, July 1, 6 pm to 9 pm with the exhibit continuing through July. 


colepng Cole Gallery, 107 5th Avenue South in Edmonds, is showing new works in oil by Jeanne Edwards from July 1 – July 31. The artist will attend the opening reception on July 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. The gallery is also  featuring a Rip Caswell sculpture naming contest with the winner receiving a $100 gift certificate. Shown at the right: Girl in the Yellow Dress.

Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, celebrates the monoprint in July with “Flat Art From the Press,” a collection of monoprints by Bonnie AuBuchon and Mary Anderson. The show beings July 1, and the artists’ reception is July 10 from 1-4pm. The artists will also be present during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk on July 21 from 5-8pm.

gunnar Every first Friday of the month, in conjunction with Eastside Networkers ©, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, celebrates an evening of a "Finissage" or exhibit ending reception with special values for the exiting artist, light beverages and a new sponsor (Earthfix this  month). The reception is from 5-7pm.  Shown at the left by Jaime Ellsworth.

Aerosol artist and artaholic Aaron Brick will be displaying his addiction at Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, from July 1st through August 2nd. Using hand designed stencils on a variety of surfaces, Aaron hopes his work will help the viewer escape from their everyday life. The opening and reception is from 6-9 PM.


Honeychurch Antiques, 411 Westlake Avenue N.,   invites the public to their new exhibition, “Toraja,” architectural panels from Torajaland, a mountainous region within South Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago, on view from July 1 through August 1. A special  viewing is scheduled during an house on July 2 from 12-5pm.


Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with “Americana,” a group show featuring varied interpretations of America by 20 of  the gallery’s artists.


theislandjpg The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is showcasing ceramic and glass drinking vessels in their exhibit, “Toast Winslow,”  from July 1 -  31. The Julie Duke band will play during the opening reception from 6-8pm, so the gallery says, “Bring your dancing shoes.” 

C Art Gallery featuring Contemporary Ethiopian art

Contemporary Ethiopian Art is on view from June 30 – July 17 at the C Art Gallery, 855 Hiawatha Place South in Seattle.  The group show will have an opening reception and cultural celebration at the gallery on July 1 from 6-9pm.

Juried art show opens June 30 at the Schack Art Center

schackRunning from June 30 through August 25 with an opening reception on June 30 from 5-8pm is the 18th biennial juried art show at the Schack Art Center , located at  2921 Hoyt Ave in Everett. This is the first time the exhibit will be at the new Schack Art Center, formerly known as the Arts Council of Snohomish County, which opened in April 2011. More than 350 pieces of art were juried by well-known artists Jack Gunter, Jules Anslow, and Jan Hopkins to create an electric and visually stimulating exhibit. Artists selected include James Arrabito (photography), Patricia Davidson (glass), Delores Taylor (glass), Dona Anderson (fiber), Thu Ngyuyen (painting), Michael Lanka and Lisa Myers Bulmash.

The Unplugged Challenge at ArtsWest June 28 – July 24

artwest Unplugged Challenge, an insight into America’s dependence on technology and telecommunication runs June 28 through July 24 at ArtsWest Gallery, 4711 California Avenue SW in Seattle. “Unplug yourself!” was the request and challenge of ArtsWest Gallery  Director Nichole DeMent and co-curator Michele Osgood of Bherd Studios.  In order to participate in the show, AWAA members had to unplug from TV, Internet, and text messaging for 1 full week. The artists’ reception is on July 14 from 6-7:30pm.  Shown: Susan Melrath, Unpluggedunhappy.

Susan Christian’s paintings and Ron Hinton’s sculptures showcased at Childhood’s End through July 24

childhood Paintings by Susan Christian and sculpture by Ron Hinton  are on view at the Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W.  in Olympia, through July 24. Refreshments and music will be provided at a reception for the artists July 1 from 5-7pm. Shown: by Susan Christian

Tales from Africa opens at Waterworks Gallery June 25

waterworks ellswrth “Tales from Africa: Work inspired by African Animals,” opens at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, on June 25 in a reception for the artists from 4-7pm. The world of elephants, lions, tigers, impalas and other animals is seen from the perspective of both traveler and local artist will be on view through July 23. The featured artists from Kenya, Timothy Peter Brooke, Elijah Ooko, Peter Ngugi and John Kamicha, portray the animals of Africa from their perspective as Kenyans. Contemporary African jewelry by Adele Dejak will also be on display. Also featured are local artists Barbara Duzan with her beaded and bronze sculptures and Jaime Ellsworth’s oil paintings. Jaime, renowned for her dog paintings, this time translates elephants, zebras, cheetahs into paintings allowing the viewer to experience the animals firsthand. Shown: Jaime Ellsworth, Travel.