Archive for the ‘Gallery News’ Category
Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Seattle Art Resource, 625 First Avenue #200, is the only gallery in Seattle devoted to the resale of fine art. You can expect to find the biggies here and a constantly changing inventory. Although the focus is on the Northwest School of artists, you will also find pieces by local and nationally-recognized names.
On view through December 10 at the SAM Sales and Rental Gallery, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, is “Earth Matters,” a group show featuring artists’ comments on the fragile state of the environment. Artists include Sally Ketcham, David Kroll, Anna McKee, Kelly Neidig, Eddy Radar, Tom Reese, Adam Sorensen and others. The opening reception is November 10 at 5pm. Shown: Hollows by Adam Sorensen.
A new pastel exhibition of the work of artist Jane Aukshunas opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, in a reception November 9 from 6-8pm. The show will be on view through December 11. Shown: Lavender Hommage.
Opening from 5-7pm on November 5 at the Steinbrueck Native Gallery, 2030 Western Avenue in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, is “Ancient Stories: Contemporary Expressions.”The exhibit brings together the work of regional artists who work in multi-media carved and painted wood panels of varying styles and scales, from intimate to large works. The panels tell evocative tribal stories through each artist’s individual contemporary artistic expressions. Shown: Igh-Mut by Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations artist Tim Paul.
“Small Pleasures, ” a show featuring many of the best artists at the Brackenwood Gallery, begins November 5, 2011 with a festive artists’ reception from 5-7 PM and continues thru Dec. 31, 2011. All items in the show are under $500. The gallery, located at 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will host another opening and add more artists on December 3 from 5-7pm.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham, continues the 2011 juried artist series, “On the Inside, featuring the work of Rachel Potter and Tim Alexander. There will be an exhibit walk-thru with the artists from 6:30-7pm. In conjunction with this show, is the work of jewelry artist Nanz Aalund. Former University of Washington professor, Aalund served as a fine jewelry designer for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co.,and was the associate editor for Art Jewelry magazine.
Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, opens from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge art walk with an exhibition featuring the works of Elizabeth Moga, Gerry Newcomb, and John Keppeler. Elizabeth Moga will demonstrate her technique during a gallery demo on November 5 from 12:30-3:30pm. Shown at the right: Elizabeth Moga, Pond Reflections III.
Art Garden Gallery, 4569 Lynwood Center Drive on Bainbridge Island, celebrates their grand opening from 10am – 9pm.
Childhood’s End Gallery , 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, continues to celebrate 40 years in business with a show opening from 5-8pm during the Olympia art walk. The group show includes American crafts and fine art.
Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, opens “Earth, Sea, Sky,” an exhibit featuring works of Laurie Potter, Sharon Kingston and Rob Vetter, during the Bellingham art walk from 6-9pm. The show runs through December.
Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North, showcases the work of Robert C. Jones in a reception for the artist on November 6 from 2-4pm. His work has been included in a two-person show with Fay Jones at Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Ellensburg, Washington (2011); Seattle as Collector, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Turns 40 at the Seattle Art Museum (2011); The 9th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum (2009); and two group exhibitions at the Seders Gallery–Happy Birthday, Francine! (2010/11) and Prints and Monoprints (2010). Shown at the left: Robert C. Jones, Torso, 2011, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, photo: Eduardo Calderón.
Gallery 704, 704 North 34th. Street in Fremont, opens from 6-9pm during the Fremont art walk with “Then and Now,” paintings from 2001 – 2011 by Tina Anderson. The show features landscapes, and portraits that encourage reflection on environmental issues, sexual orientation and women’s rights while referencing historical art works.
“Petals of Hope,” new work by Anne Schreivogl, opens at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner, in a reception from 5-9pm. Schreivogl has committed to delivering 40 paintings to Japanese citizens who continue to be displaced by the March 11th, 2011 tsunami. She will hand deliver the work exactly one year after the disaster. The show runs through December 24, and the proceeds will support her trip to Japan in March to deliver the paintings.
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 networking. also featured is "Happy Hour with Vinosus" where designers, Martin Kneeland and Brit-Simone Sutter showcase their newest jewelry designs with only 2 Vinosus Fridays left before Christmas. Shown at the left: A Sculptured Landscape by Don Tiller.
Local artist Katherine Schneider will be showing her abstract works at Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, from November 4th through the 30th. A reception for the artist is from 6-9pm.
Matter Gallery, 113 Fifth. Avenue SW in Olympia, opens during the Olympia art walk with a wine and cheese reception from 5-8pm with Boucante World Traveler who unveils his latest body of work, “Good Voodoo,” calling attention to the spirit world. One of his pieces is shown at the right:
Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge art walk with a solo exhibition of the work of Helen Wilder titled “The Portrait.” The show runs through November 26.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is featuring “Terremoto,” a performance installation combining visual, spoken and sonic constructs. The show is the result of a collaboration by the husband and wife team of visual artist Virginia Paquette and electric musician Bill Smith. Winner of numerous public art commissions, Paquette completed an environmental installation celebrating the Millennium and Education for a Washington State “Art in Public Places” project on the campus of Bellevue Community College, and has created work in glass for the new Redmond campus of Lake Washington Technical College. Smith, a former professor at the University of Washington, was a member of Dave Brubeck’s experimental Octet and continues to record and perform with Brubeck, most recently at New York’s Lincoln Center.The performance is from 6-8pm.
Artxchange Gallery, 512 1st. Ave. S., opens from 5-8pm with “Everything on Earth: Paintings from Vietnam,” by Phong, Hai & Thanh, Tu Duy, and Bui Cong Khanh. Experience the colors, textures, and sights of Vietnam through the eyes of artists. Also showing for the first time at the gallery- bowls, vases, and jars by ceramic artist Steve Johnson. The show runs through December 2. Shown at the left: woodblock print hand-colored in gouache by the late master painter Tu Duy.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., opens from 6-8pm with the new work of Seattle artist Eunice Kim. Her new black and white collagraphs range from six inch squares to three foot assembled squares. The artist has been the recipient of numerous awards, and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, including Bulgaria, China, Egypt, England, France, Korea, and Spain.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with the work of ceramicist George Rodriguez who explores the question of bonding with others who share the same name by morphing and multiplying an oversized bust of himself into ornately decorated versions of his favorite Georges. George Clinton, Boy George and George Jetson. The show runs through November 26. A discussion with the artist is scheduled for November 5 from 2-4pm.
Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S. in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, opens from 5-8pm with “Botanica,” 45 works by Lisa Snow Lady. An artist presentation and holiday reception is scheduled on Saturday, November 19 from 5-7pm. The show runs through December 31.
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Ave. S., features “Souls of Sweetness,” by Seattle artist Robert Horton and Claire Renaut’s “New and Newsed” in an opening reception from 5-8pm.
Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S., is hosting an opening from 6-8pm for a solo exhibition of new work by Seattle-based artist Jason Hirata. Titled, “Bubble Tea,” Hirata will present a series of photo-based, poster scale works revolving around the preparation, distribution, consumption and enjoyment of this sweet, tea-like fruit drink.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, is showcasing the works of Eric Adrian Lee and J.D. Perkin in a reception from 6-8pm. The show runs through November 26.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1606 Pike Place, features Kent Lovelace’s “Peregrinations, an exhibition of oil paintings on copper by this nationally-recognized artist, in a reception from 6-8pm. His paintings and lithographs have been widely exhibited and are included in numerous private and public institutions throughout the U.S. The show continues through November 30.
Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson, presents their 32nd. Annual Box Show in a special exhibition featuring more than 40 hand-crafted boxes in an opening from 12-8pm on First Thursday. This showcase has become a holiday tradition for Seattle locals as well as collectors from around the world. As always, this year’s competition invites the public to cast their vote for the coveted "People’s Choice Award". The award ceremony announcing jury selections and awards will be unveiled Thursday December 1 as part of First Thursday Artwalk.
Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Ave., opens “Homage to Paper,” a new exhibition by master Chinese artist Chen Qi whose prints use fresh techniques, materials, and concepts, while continuing to refine water-based woodcut printing methods. The exhibition, opens from 5-7pm.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, presents a new selection of oil on canvas paintings by Isabelle duToit. A reception for the artist will be held from 6 to 8:00pm in conjunction Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. The exhibition will continue through November 28. Her work has been featured in such publications as New American Paintings and American Art Collector and included in several museum exhibitions including Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, The Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA and R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA.
Pratt Fine Arts Center, at Tashiro Kaplan Studios, 306 South Washington, is showing “Vidressencia: Seattle, Lisboa, Curitiba,” a group exhibition celebrating the international spirit and essence of glass, featuring works by Seattle artist Jeanne Marie Ferraro, Portuguese artist Teresa Almeida and Brazilian artist Maria Luiza Marques. The show runs through November 26 and opens from 5-8pm.
Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., opens from 5-8pm with the work of Dylan Neuwirth in a show called “The Conversation.” With a conceptual focus, Neuwirth has created a monumental neon piece, four large-scale digital prints mounted on plexiglass and a minimal, multimedia self-portrait that are centered around a larger than life size, gold-mirrored blown-glass skull.
Rock|DeMent visual art space, 306 S. Washington Street, opens from 5:30-9pm with “Dialogue:poetic patience within a world of visual aggression,” paintings by Stephen Rock, sculptures by Joseph Keppler – curated by Nichole DeMent. At a special presentation for the public on Saturday, November 12 at 3:30pm, Stephen Rock and Joseph Keppler will discuss their processes and ideas on their own artwork alongside a candid dialogue on social conservatism as it affects the local and national art scene.
Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, opens from 5-8pm with new works by Ellen Hochberg and Susan Gans. Based upon work by philosopher Gaston Bachelard, Hochberg investigates the place we call home. Gans’s photography creates images like stage sets to tell stories about moments shared by many but not really "seen". The show runs through November 26.
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 2101 9th. Avenue at Lenora, showcases their 50th annual group exhibition in a show titled “Dealer’s Choice.” The reception is from 5:30-8:30pm. The show runs through December 4. Shown: Intertwined by Jared Rue.
“Sky on Water,” an exhibition of the members of the Landscape Painters of the Northwest, is on view at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle through January 18. Landscape Painters Northwest is an affiliation of oil painters who explore themes in the landscape through group synergy. The reception is on Nov 5th 4:30 to 6:30pm.
Four artists, all of whom use architecture or architectural elements as an essential component of their work, will be featured in “The Architectural View” at Prographica fine works on paper, 3419 East Denny Way in Seattle. What the artists have in common is an interest in things human, the presence of which is made known through the artifacts and structures they have assembled. The show opens Saturday October 29 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and will be up through December 3. Norman Lundin will lead a walk-through of the exhibition on Saturday November 12 at 2 p.m. Shown: Laura Hamje, Astoria Bridge
Oasis Art Gallery, 3644 Wallingford , says to take a moment and escape with their “Peaceful Diversions,” group exhibit on view from October 29 through January 14. Featured works include calligraphy, photographs, acrylics, ceramics and watercolors. Meet the artists and partake of refreshments provided by the gallery at a reception on November 2 from 6-9pm.
“Waterworks” 2011 Members Exhibition showcasing the works of the members of the Northwest Watercolor Society is on view through January 6, 2012 at the Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S. This annual event showcases the best of the society’s membership, featuring 68 paintings selected by John Salminen, this year’s juror. A reception and awards ceremony is Thursday, October 27, from 5-7 pm. Recognized by “The Artists Magazine” as one of the ten most prominent regional watercolor societies in North America, the Northwest Watercolor Society was founded in Seattle in 1939 with eight artists whose goal was to promote watercolor as a medium. Today there are over 900 members. Shown: Emerging by Martha Brouwer.
Beginning October 21 the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, is featuring "Creation of Identity" an exhibit of artwork by Edmonds Community College (EdCC) students in the Visual Arts department. The exhibit, guest curated by Juan Valdez EdCC Visual Arts Programmer, runs through November 18th in the Emerging Young Artist Gallery. Meet the artists in a reception on October 28 from 5-8pm.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South, opens from 5-8pm with a new show featuring Amanda Houston and Michael Orwick. Meet the artists, enjoy champagne and desserts as well as music by Fada Dada. Shown: Golden Harvest – Sokol Blosser Vineyard by Michael Orwick.
Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, continues to celebrate their 50th anniversary through the month of October with a group exhibit honoring the artists who have nurtured the gallery through many years. Meet the artists from 5-8pm. Also on view, upstairs in the loft, is a photographic collection by Jeff Harrison. Shown at the right is a piece by Harrison.
Arts Studio Gallery, 7869 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge Island, is currently showing Russell Schlosser’s “Totems and Wagons From a Dead Planet,” assembled objects from past and present. The opening reception is October 15 from 6-9pm, and a talk with the artist is October 20 at 7pm.
A collection of nearly 200 paintings, 11”x14” or smaller, created by 90 leading artists opens at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Parklane in Kirkland, on October 15 at a reception from 5:30-8pm. This the 21st year of the annual show which will run through November 6. All work will be offered for sale on a first come basis when the doors open at 5:30. Paintings with more than one intent to purchase taken prior to the opening will be offered for sale by luck of the draw. Shown: Catching Dinner by Brent Cotton.