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Founding Faculty exhibition at Jacob Lawrence

jacoblawrence “Founding Faculty,”  an exhibition of works by Boyer Gonzales, Ray Hill and Walter Isaacs is currently on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, located in the Art Building on the University of Washington campus, through October 21.  In the eighty-eight years since the school of art was founded in 1923, it has turned out internationally acclaimed artists such as Chuck Close and Roger Shimomura, as well as drawing world-renowned faculty such as Jacob Lawrence. Shown: Walter Isaacs, Self Portrait with Hat and Horn Rims, 1930, oil on board.

Charles Emerson’s Soundings at the Sisko Gallery

sisko “Soundings,” an exhibition of Charles Emerson’s new work, is on view at the Sisko Gallery, 3126 Elliott Avenue in Seattle . Widely shown on the West Coast, the artist has been featured in a number of prestigious university and museum shows. The opening reception takes place October 13 from 5-9pm.

Edge of Night opening at ArtsWest Gallery 6-8pm

artswest On view through November 19 at the ArtsWest Gallery, 4711 California Avenue SW, is “The Edge of Night,” featuring the works of C. Albert, Jean Bradbury, Monida Dalkin and David Carmack Lewis. The exhibition offers a narrative style which can at times be slightly unsettling, like the place between wakefulness and dreams, like the edge of night. A reception for the artists is October 13 from 6-7:30pm.

Don Tiller exhibit opens at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnartiller Award-winning Port Townsend artist Don Tiller opens a new exhibition of his work at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, on October 12 in a reception from 6-8pm. In the exhibit called “A Sculptured Landscape,” Tiller portrays his interest in the imprint man leaves as he/she attempts to create order in nature. The show runs through November 6.

Gallery North in Edmonds celebrates 50 years

galnorth Gallery North, located at 508 Main Street in Edmonds, celebrates its fiftieth year in business this year. To succeed by staying in business for fifty years is no small  thing; only one other gallery in the Seattle area can make that claim, Woodside/Braseth Gallery. What makes Gallery North  particularly unique is that it is also a cooperative, an artist-run gallery comprised of members who not only  provide the art work but also staff the gallery. Few artist-run galleries stay around very long, primarily because there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians, or too many Indians  and not enough chiefs. This gallery, however, has found a formula that works year after year.  The members aren’t  “little old ladies from Pasadena” or college kids who just got their art degree.  They’re professional artists who take their art and their gallery seriously.  A special “Past Members Exhibit” opening Sunday, October 9 from 1-4pm. is a tribute to the many artists who have been gallery mainstays during the past 50 years.

First Saturday around Puget Sound

Special Arts Crush Event: Saturday, October 8 from 3:00pm to 10:00pm . As part of ArtsCrush , the Art Galleries at SDC, a collection of 8 fine art galleries at the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown, will host a Meet the Artists Gallery Walk, featuring informal discussions and art demonstrations by over 2 dozen local artists. Live music, poetry readings, cash bar, refreshments served. Plenty of free parking.


In support of the current Cornish  Gallery exhibition “Game Theory,” pianist, composer, and Cornish music faculty, Wayne Horvitz leads a large jazz ensemble through two compositions, based on game structures and conductions. This free performance will take place in the Cornish Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora Street in Seattle, at 8pm.


The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner celebrates 30 years with “The First 30 Years: MoNA Collects.” On view through January 1, the comprehensive exhibit honors more than 250 donors to the Permanent Collection.Works in all mediums ranging in date from the early 20 century through 2011 will be exhibited, featuring familiar favorites as well as recent acquisitions on view for the first time. Opening October 8 from 2-5pm.


Pottery Northwest , 226 First Avenue North,  will host the Jean Griffith Fellowship Fifth Anniversary Exhibition this October. This show of ceramic artists will bring together the work of the visiting artists that have been recipients of the Jean Griffith Fellowship award. The list includes Beth Cavener Stichter, Josh DeWeese, Richard Notkin, Tip Toland and Andy Nasisse. The show runs through October 28 .An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 8, at 6 pm.

First Friday around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s First Annual Door Art Throwdown will take place on Friday, October 7 from 6 – 9pm in the Federal Building Parking Lot in the 1400 block of Cornwall Avenue in downtown Bellingham. Ten teams of artists will have one hour to create a masterpiece on a repurposed door. Art walk participants will be able to watch the artists in action and vote on which team they liked best by “tipping” their team of choice. The doors will then be sold that evening through a silent auction.


anchor Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens from 6-9pm for the Anacortes Art walk with a one-person show called “The Way Things Are,” new paintings, prints and a series of  objects by Fairhaven College Art Professor John Feodorov.  Professor Feodorov will give a talk about his work on Saturday, November 5 at 4:30pm. Shown at the right: My God.



bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., opens for the Bainbridge First Friday Art Walk from 6-8pm with exhibitions featuring  Jeffrey Brown, Amy Roberts and Cathy Woo. Brown, who will  give a gallery talk on October 8 at 12:30pm,  has  made a group of playful side tables of aluminum and steel, finding inspiration in sources as diverse as Incan art and Detroit design. Roberts has taken her sculpture in a new direction by emphasizing many forms and textures of glass.  Woo uses repeated patterns in her abstract paintings modulating from  one color  to  another. Shown at the left: Cathy Woo, Love Yourself No. 4.



childhood Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens for the Olympia Arts Walk from 5-10pm with a group show called “Place. Featured artists are: Susan Aurand, Beth Brooks, Shelley Carr, Alfred Currier, Mary Denning, Lucia Harrison, Keith Lazelle, Ross Matteson, Barbara Noonan, and Marianne Partlow. The show is on view through November 13. A piece by one of the artists in the show is at the right.



gunnar Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery says, “Join us for a Vernissage and happy hour from 6-8pm featuring the work of Dan Larsen.” The gallery, located at 800 Bellevue Way NE, is having a special celebration with door prizes for attending and lots more. Piece at the left by Dan Larsen.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, participates in the Bainbridge Art Walk by opening from 6-8pm with a “2011 Printmaking Exhibition” featuring the work of Lynn Brofsky, Brian Fisher, Kristina Hagman, Irene Klar, Stephen MacFarlane, Wendy Orville, William Schlegel.


theislandgal The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E., opens for the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm with a special reception for “Take a Seat: Benches and Boxes,” by Bainbridge Island and northwest wood artists. Entertainment for the reception features the Bainbridge Island Jazz Trio. Table shown at the right by Jeffrey Hummel. The show runs through October 30.

Seattle First Thursday October 2011

Art With a Heart, 507 First Avenue South,  opens  “Primal Spirits, of Gods and Goddesses,”  from 5-9pm featuring the work of Genesis Tremaine.


artxchange ArtXchange Gallery,  512 First Avenue S.,  welcomes New York-based artist Miya Ando to Seattle for an artist-led tour of her exhibit and First Thursday reception from 5-8pm. In her exhibit Chado: The Way of Tea, she explores the spirit of Japanese tea ceremony through cast sculpture, wall-hung steel canvases, and installation elements. During the month of October, architect Chris Ezzell of e workshop will construct a teahouse made of recycled materials inside the gallery! Members of Seattle Urasenke Foundation will be hosting traditional Japanese tea ceremony on several dates including October 8 from 12-4pm, October 15: 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm, and Saturday October 22 at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.


Davidson Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing “Blurring the Lines, “ a group show curated to illustrate the vast scope of drawing techniques, materials and subjects from the mid 20th to the 21st century and how the boundaries that define the medium are continually blurred by the implementation of new materials and surfaces. Showing concurrently are recent paintings by Ajay Garg, contemporary Indian miniatures. The show opens from 6-8pm and runs through October 29. Shown at the right: Melissa Cooke, Lost Inside You: Too Much but Never Enough.

fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is showing David Alexander’s work in “My Land Mind: clues in place,” and Allison Collins’ “Unfolding Journey.” Collins is the recipient of numerous awards including Whitney Museum of American Art Fellowship, and has work in public and corporate collections in Washington, Texas and California. Alexander is included in many public, private andcorporate collections throughout the world, including The Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of London, University of Toronto and Concordia University in Montreal, Museum of Art in Iceland, Canadian Embassies in Berlin, Beijing and Krakow. The shows run through October 29. Shown at the left: David Alexander, My Land Mind: Clues in Place.


Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S., features “Boundless Surface,”  paintings and photography of  Keegan O’Rourke in an opening from 5-9pm. An artist presentation and reception is October 22 from 5-7pm. Keegan will be painting at the gallery throughout October. Also in October: introducing encaustics by Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch.


Opening from 5-8pm at Gallery 110, 110  3rd. Avenue S., is “Ray Shutte: A Conversation in Layers.” Also  on view is “Fugue: Chromoskedasic Photographs” by Jan Cook.


galleryima Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson is featuring featuring new work by Jerome Marshak and Eric Olson in a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibit runs through October 29.  Shown at the right: Eric Olson, Untitled 4.

Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S.,  showcases a multimedia art installation by Brent Watanabe titled, “This Heavy Load” in an opening from 6-8pm.  Watanabe’s work incorporates computer generated animations, sensors, robotics, and sound. The show runs through October 28.


greg Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with an exhibition of prints by Brooklyn-based artist, Glenn Ligon.  Ligonʼs work explores language, racial identity and sexual identity in a variety of media, including painting, neon, video, and photography. Also  on view is “Mars vs. Venus,” images of male and female by various gallery artists. This diverse show will include both regional and influential international artists whose work has approached the sexes in sometimes idealized, humorous, confrontational, academic and ambiguous ways. Shown at the left: Untitled, Tom  of Finland.


Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street, continues with “Triumph and Ruin,” in the gallery and in Occidental Park.


lisaharris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with John Cole: “Cubist Thinking,” a show presenting a different side of the artist reflecting his early Cubist still  life paintings. Of particular significance are several never seen or rarely exhibited early works. Lisa Harris Gallery has represented his work since the late 1980s. His works have been included in exhibitions at the Frye, Whatcom and Tacoma Art Museums in Washington and at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. Cole was the subject of a 30-year retrospective in 2003 at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, which resulted in a full catalogue, John Cole: The Enduring Northwest Landscape. The artist’s work is also featured in The Pacific Northwest: a Painted History (Sasquatch Books, Seattle), and 100 Artists of the West Coast (Schiffler Publishing). His paintings are in numerous private collections throughout the United States and Canada. Shown above and to the right: Studio 11.

Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue,   opens for First Thursday with "You Aren’t Here: Artists’ Maps of Personal Spaces" curated by Katharine Harmon, author of “The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography” (Princeton Architectural Press).


patriciarov Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, presents a selection of recent paintings by Joseph Maruska from October 6 to 31. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, October 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in conjunction with Seattle’s Art Walk. Joseph Maruska received his BFA from the University of Southern California in 1983. An artist of national stature, his widely-collected  paintings can be found in both public and private collections nationwide. Shown at the left: The Laughter of Spring.


Pratt Fine Arts Center, 306 S. Washington,  is showing Crocodile Tears, a solo exhibition featuring sculptural work in mixed media by Portland-based artist Erik Geschke in a reception from 5-8pm.


Rock|Dement Visual Art Space, 306 S. Washington Street, opens from 5:30 – 9pm with a reception for “In and Out of Dialogue: poetic patience within a world of visual aggression,“ paintings by Stephen Rock with sculptures by Joseph Keppler and curated by Nichole DeMent. Together they offer work that thwarts visual aggression through a poetic dialogue between two men who have chosen art as a life’s work.


traversea Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, opens with a reception from 5-8pm for Laura De Santillana’s “Liquid Glass,” Allesandro Diaz de Santillana’s “Mercury,” and Alan Fulle,’s Beacon. The shown run through November 13. Shown at  the right  by Allesandro Diaz de Santillana.

Good Earth Pottery features Isaac Howard’s pottery

goodearth “Creatures of Habit,” and exhibition of unique hand-thrown and altered functional ware by Isaac Howard, is featured through October at Good Earth Pottery , 1000 Harris Ave. in the historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham.

Deborah Scott exhibits Waiting for Prince Charming

allcityart “Waiting for Prince Charming, an exhibition of new work by Deborah Scott, is on view through November 5 at All City Coffee and Art, 1205 S. Vale Street in Seattle. The show features her signature oil paintings, with a fairytale narrative theme. Her art was selected for inclusion in the 2010 PONCHO Big Bash Invitational and awarded first place by Derrick Cartwright, Director of the Seattle Art Museum in the 2010 Best of Gage Exhibit. Currently Scott’s work can be viewed on exhibit at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington and at The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles. An opening reception is scheduled for October 21 from 7-9pm. Shown: A Social Climber’s Romance.

Robert McCauley opening at Smith & Vallee October 1

smith “Refusing to Only Paint,” a new show by Robert McCauley, opens from 5-8pm October 1 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison. McCauley, who recently returned to the Skagit Valley, interprets constantly colliding  worlds, such as land and sea, man and beast, wildlife and machine, and draws on larger themes of humankind’s impact on nature. The show runs through October 30.

Autumnal at Artisans on Taylor through October 31

artisans Artisans on Taylor, now relocated to 911 Water Street in Port Townsend, opens a group show titled, “Autumnal”  on October 1 from 6-8pm during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk. This show features 10 regional artists, showcasing works that represent the tones and feelings of the changing season. The participating artists are Paula Livingston, Dan Daniels, Kathy Constantine, Allan Bruce Zee, Theresa Stirling, Linda Okazaki, Kim Kopp, Dana Weir, and Dan Amell.

Group show opens at Local Color

Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens a group show today from 6-8pm. The show features works by  Margarita Melniciuc, Sue Robertson, Helene Fine, Cheryl Waale and Lynn Rosskamp.

Boulders, Stones and more at Waterworks Gallery

waterworks As part of the Artstock fifth annual San Juan Island fall festival, Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, is featuring “Boulders, Stones and So Much More” featuring recent stone sculpture by Tom Small. Included in the show are paintings and glass that prominently depict stone, boulders and more by gallery artists Catherine Eaton Skinner, Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli. An artists’ reception takes place October 1 from 4-7pm and an artist talk is scheduled for Sunday, October 2 at 2pm. Shown Starseat by Tom Small.

Brackenwood Gallery asks “What is Art?”

brackenwood A multi-media group show called “What is Art?” opens October 1 from 5-7pm at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley.  The show, which runs through October 31, features Robbie Cribbs, Sharon Shoemaker and Michel Tsouris who have been asking themselves and others for the past year “What is Art?”. They have captured their discoveries in video, photography, drawings and etchings. Small video screens will play their various videos throughout the gallery. Show by Robbie Cribbs.