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Rande Cook’s “A Spirit Within” showcased at Steinbrueck

steinbrueck A solo exhibition of works by Canadian contemporary native artist Rande Cook. “A Spirit Within” opens May 12 and will remain on display through June 10 at Steinbrueck Native Gallery. The opening and artist’s reception is 5:00-7:00pm, Saturday, May 12. The show focuses on contemporary versions of what is considered "traditional" native styles of artwork.The gallery is also hosting a First Nations dance group called Copper Maker Dancers from BC the same day of the show. Cook will be dancing with them, along with Bill and Marty Holm. This performance will be $12 per person and is too large to fit in the gallery, so it’ll take place at SAM’s Plestcheeff Auditorium.

Kent Lovelace features oil on copper at Howard/Mandville

howard Opening May 11th at a reception from 6-8pm at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is a show featuring oil on copper paintings by Kent Lovelace, “la Bonne Terre…The Good Earth,” travels in France. Lovelace will also give an informal talk about his art at 7pm. The Pondera Winery will unveil a new wine featuring a painting by the artist, “Danse Study” on the label. Shown: St. Jean de Luz.

“Vignettes” on view at Bherd Studios

bherd Artists CASH, John Osgood, Kellie Talbot and Siolo Thompson have each created a small series of work or rather a "Vignette" for a show at BHerd Studios Gallery , on view from May 11 through June 1. The four vignettes create a short story or sketch of subject matter that allows the viewer to peer into a brief storyline that each artist has created. For example, Thompson’s vignette of paintings depict children on the cusp of adulthood posed as kings or queens and asks us to consider the flawed kingdom that today’s youth stand to inherit.  The show opens on May 11 from 6-10pm and on Saturday, May 12 from 12-05pm. Shown: King of Poisoned World by Siolo Thompson,

Contemplating nature at the SAM Gallery May 10

samgal “Contemplating Nature,” a group exhibition at SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, features the work of eight artists who are influenced in an intimate way by natural forms from their gardens, local parks and further afield. The show, on view from May 10 through June 9, opens on May 10 from 5-7pm. Shown: Grass, Slat and Pollen/Poppy, detail of a diptych by Nina Tichava.

Jim Demetre to give talk at Prographica on May 10

Jim Demetre will discuss “The Reductive Impulse,”  the current show at Prographica / fine works on paper, on Thursday evening, May 10, at 7pm in an event open to the public. The gallery is located at 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood.  Please call 206.322.3851 or email with questions. Demetre is a Seattle-based writer and art critic. He was the publication manager at Reflex Magazine and the publisher and editor of Aorta and Artdish. His writings have appeared in the Stranger, the Seattle P-I and the Seattle Weekly.

Tyson Anthony Roberts new show at the Ghost Gallery

ghost “In the Midst of Transition,” a show featuring the work of Tyson Anthony Roberts, is on view at the Ghost Gallery, 504 East Denny Way, from May 10 through June 11. A reception for the artist is on May 10 from 5-8pm.

Brad Caplis’ “Welcome Home” to Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnar Showing from May 9 through June 10 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, are new paintings by Brad Caplis in a show called “Welcome Home.” Meet the artist at a reception in the gallery on May 9 from 6-8pm. Shown: Vineyard View.

“Tableaux Vivants” at ArtsWest May 8 – July 7

artswest On view from May 8 through July 7 at the ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, 4711 California Avenue SW, is “Tableaux Vivants,” featuring the work of six artists who work as storytellers in an attempt to inspire conversation and stimulate the imagination. The artists are Marty Gordon, Ulrich Pakker, Betty Sapp Ragan, Deborah Scott and DameBuilder.  A reception for the artists will be on May 10 from 6-7:30pm at the gallery.

George Rodriguez exhibition at Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest  presents “End of the Trail,” a solo exhibition of work by George Rodriguez. The show will run from May 5 through May 26 in the Gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. An Opening Reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 6-8 pm with an artist talk beginning at 7pm. The public is cordially invited to join this celebration of friends  and encouraged to wear your favorite floral attire – 5 flower minimum! Represented by Seattle’s Foster White Gallery, Rodriguez has been the recipient of many awards including most recently the 2011 Artist Trust GAP Grant and the Pottery Northwest RAP (Resident Artist Project) Grant.

Al Currier show opens at Simon Mace Gallery May 5

simon Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend opens “Glow”  featuring famed Washington artist Alfred Currier in a reception during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk from 5:30-8:30pm. The reception will also celebrate the artist’s birthday. A lifelong artist and resident of Anacortes since 1991, Currier is  best-known for his vibrant palette and thickly textured impasto canvases which often depict migrant workers tending Skagit Valley daffodil, tulip or iris fields against a backdrop of dramatic skies and Cascade foothills. The show runs through May 28.

Skip Smith and Kent Lovelace show a love of trees at the Brackenwood Gallery opening May 5

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley, presents the Lith photography of Skip Smith with a selection of oil paintings by Kent Lovelace in a show honoring trees opening on May 5 from 5-7pm. Continuing through May 28, Smith and Lovelace reveal the dignity and unique character of each tree they depict. Smith’s photographs capture the magnificence and grace of trees, while reminding the viewer of the varied environs where they thrive and survive. Lovelace, a master lithographer whose journey into painting incorporated the copper surface from the printmaking world as his canvas.His landscapes explore the elegant forms of trees with the integration of rich color.

The Nature of Things at Northwind Art Center

The Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson Street in Port Townsend, opens “The Nature of Things” during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on May 5 from 5:30-8pm.  Artists Rae Belkin, Linda Jarvis, Ellen Reichart & Kathleen Snow are inspired by the nature of the world’s internal and external and share their unique visions working in a variety of media.

First Friday in May around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, is sponsoring an exhibit from over 30 local teaching artists with the Allied Arts Education Project.  As part of the 2012 Children’s Art Walk from 6-9pm, the show honors the statewide “Arts in Education Month”. Among the display of teacher art are works by Donna Washington, Ben Mann, Ellen Clark, Janet Lehwalder, Jacquie Bresadola; and 2010 Mayor’s Art Award winner Thor Myhre.


Anchor Art, 216 Commercial Ave in Anacortes, is showcasing a group show called “Take Me with You, drawings from near and far,” in a reception during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm.


bainbridge arts “Hats” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way. Working in glass, paper, paint, and found objects, the artists uncover the inner life of crowns, bonnets, helmets, fedoras, mouse ears, and glamorous chapeaux. Artists include Amy Williams d’Apice, Pam BergLundh, Karen Buhler, Linda Costello, Mary McInnis, Julie Paschkis, and Deborah Peek. Vanbianchi will talk about her life and art on May 5 at 12:30pm. This month the gallery is also sponsoring an elementary school show through May 19 and a high school show from May 23-27. Shown at the left: Peggy Vanbianchi, Arctic Circle.


New work by Becky Fletcher and Patty Detzer will be showing at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner,  beginning May 4 and continuing through June 24.  Opening celebration is from 3-5 pm on Saturday, May 5.


funnar Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, invites all to join him from 5-8pm in a “Finissage” and Friday Happy Hour featuring works by Theodor Seuss Geisel.   Also on hand is jewelry designer Martin Kneeland with Vinosus Jewelry. One of the Seuss pieces is show at the right.


An artist reception will be held at Ornamental Arts Gallery, on Friday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. at 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 Marysville. Refreshments provided.  The featured artists will be Helen Lueken and Lucinda Van Valkenburg.  Lucinda is a woodworker using many locally found recycled hardwoods. Helen works with soft pastels, watercolor and oils.


Opening from 6-8pm at Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is a show featuring Diane Ainsworth and David Turner. Their show, "Pertaining to the Sea" is about life around the Puget Sound, working on the water, playing on the water, or just viewing the water.


“Vessels, “ a group exhibition featuring artists working in a variety of different media, is on view through the month of May at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison.  The show explores a very broad definition of a vessel – displaying vessel as ceramic objects, vessel as boat or craft, and vessel as container or cavity.


theisland The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, showcases Susan C. Petersen’s “Card Art” through May 27. As part of her artistic repertoire, the Bainbridge Island artist designs one-of-a-kind keepsake cards using natural fiber papers, hand-gathered pressed flowers, leaves, seaweed and found objects, embellished with paints, inks and pastels.

Seattle First Thursday in May new show openings

artxcchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., dives into the landscape motif through the perception of six artists in a show titled “Landscapes: More Than a Single View.”  The artists featured are: Miya Ando, Chou Yi Ching, Don Cole, Marcio Diaz, Cora Edmonds, and Oksana Perkins –explore the potential of this motif.


cullom  Cullom Gallery, 603  S. Main Street, opens from 6-8ppm with a preview of “Texture of Being,” part of the exhibit series called “Hatchings.” Curated by Brian Lane,, the show captures the human experience through the texture of woodcuts and linocuts. Twelve printmakers from the Northwest and U.S. present personal mythologies, social perceptions of worry and hope, and explorations of the mental and emotional layers of identity that create the “Texture of Being.” Shown at the left: Joseph Taylor, Remembrance.


Evan Blackwell’s “Boom-Bust, where do  we go from here?” opens at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S. The exhibit explores the growth and deterioration of the built and natural environment. Also showing is “Introspectus,” fusing ceramics and glass by John de Wit.


friesen Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art , 1210 Second Avenue, presents “Concrete and Light,” new paintings by Katie Metz,  on view through May 31. Metz employs multiple points of view in a single painting as a way to expand the potential of visual experience. This is Metz’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.  Shown at the right: City Chiaroscuro.


Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., is showing “The Little Enchanted World of Fairy Tales,” by Veronique Merre through May 26. The show opens from 6-8pm.


Opening from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is an exhibition featuring new work by Paul Lorenz. Paul Lorenz has carved out a niche in the international art world, bridging the principals and immediacy of paintings with the logic and detail of architecture.


Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., is showing “Jacob Foran: New Works,” an installation of figurative sculpture and works on paper from 2012. The exhibition is comprised of half a dozen handbuilt ceramic heads and torsos, widely ranging in scale. The show closes June 1.


lisa Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, presents “Inside | Outside,” work by Terry Furchgott, in a reception from 6-08pm.  The show continues through June 11. Shown at the left: In the Dark.


Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, is featuring vintage objects from their secret stash, old books on typography, design, printing, and lettering from Ed’s library, the inventory of Wessel & Lieberman ( and Arundel Books ( The reception is fro 5-7pm.



patriciarov Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with a reception new acrylics by Tyson Grumm, “Bespokelore.”  The title "Bespokelore" is a made up word that gets its root from combining Bespoke, or tailor made and lore, tale telling. Grumm has assembled a unique and humorous cast of characters for this exhibition, and each new work has a correlating tale that captures the moment in words. Shown: Bespokelore: Odo the Last Dodo.

Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, opens from 5-8pm with “Transmit and Dissipate,” works by Jen Erickson.


Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S Washington St,  opens from 5-8pm with Jo Moniz’s “The Modern Landscape,” abstract images constructed of memories of cross-country flights.


ston On view through May 31 at the Stonington Gallery, 119 S. Jackson, is “Spirits in Wood and Glass,” featuring the work of Hib Sabin and Peter Wright. Sabin is known for his expressive juniper carvings inspired by shamanistic beliefs while Wright’s forte is glassblowing. This show is their collaboration. Shown at the left: Owl Spirit Jar.

Crackerjack celebrates 27 years May 3

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, | 1815 N. 45th #212, celebrates 26 years in business on May 3 from 6-8pm. Owner, Kathleen Koch, invites all to come by for a glass of wine and join her in celebrating. It’s not easy to keep a business running for so many years, as I well know, so my hat is off to Kathleen.