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Currently on view around the Sound

kac A member’s exhibition, juried by  Bellevue gallery owner Gunnar Nordstrom, is on view at the Kirkland Arts Center 630 Market Street in Kirkland, through August 20. Media include painting, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and sculpture. Shown at the left: Pieces #3 (detail) by Joanne Bohannon from the Kirkland Arts Center member exhibition.


Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way on Camano Island, is showing “Summer Moments,” an exhibition featuring glass, metal, stone and a selection of northwest paintings.


Pottery Northwest  is currently showing  “The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All,” a solo exhibition of work by Adam Helenske. The show will run through August 3. Pottery Northwest is located at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center.


The Seattle City Hall Gallery, 600 Fourth Ave, celebrates Seattle’s Somali population, which is the second largest in the United States,  with an exhibition called, “Our Children, Our Voices,” on view through September 5. An opening reception will be held 3 to 5, Tuesday,pm July 24, at City Hall’s Boards and Commissions Conference Room L280.


On view at the Twilight Artist Collective, 4306 SW Alaska St. in West Seattle, is “Summer Lovein’,’ a show inspired by the life and work of John Travolta. The show, curated by Cheryl Robinson, runs through August 3.


The Wing Luke Museum, is showing “George Nakashima: A Master’s Furniture and Philosophy.” Through his vintage furniture, architectural drawings and sketches, the exhibtion explores how Nakashima’s life experiences shaped his work and the legacy he left behind.

Plein Air Invitational at Lisa Harris Gallery

lisa On view at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is “Plein Air Invitational,” featuring work created outdoors or ‘en plein air.’ Nineteen artists are featured, many of whom were challenged to deviate from their usual practice of working exclusively inside the studio. The exhibition continues through July 30. Shown: Sea Rocks-Mid March by Ed Kamuda.

Knight Visions Gallery hosts Hal Sutherland July 19 at Davenport Cellars in Woodinville

knight On July 19, from 4-8pm, Knight Visions Studio/Gallery will host famed animation legend and painter, Hal Sutherland along with Edmonds artist and teacher Bonnie Hodges in a special evening of art, music and wine at the Davenport Cellars. Sutherland catapulted to fame in 1954 as a result of his work on the film, "Sleeping Beauty.” His animation career would include Harmon Studios ("Popeye" & "Bozo the Clown", "Dick Tracy"), work at True Line Studios ( "Rod Rocket" ), and he became director and a co-founder of Filmation Studios. He received an Emmy for his work on the animated Star Trek series. Now living in Washington State, Sutherland devotes his time to fine art. The work of over ten artists will be on view at the event at the winery. Davenport Cellars is located at 19501 144th. Avenue NE, Suite B600, in Woodinville. Shown: Nature’s Bounty by Hal Sutherland.

Quincy Anderson featured artist at Howard/Mandville

howardm The featured artist at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, this month is Quincy Anderson. Anderson’s nature-inspired large-scale abstract paintings are richly textured canvases of acrylic paint, oil ink and silk tissue. The former art instructor has shown her work in a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest and in California. Shown: Luminary.

Fine Impressions Gallery travels back in time

fineimp Since summertime always brings interest in travel, Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE in Seattle, is showing a wide selection of  steel and wood engravings from the very first U.S. travel book: Picturesque America, edited by William Cullan Bryant, published by D. Appleton, New York, in 1872-74. Also on view this month is a collection of hand-colored aquatints from the Portfolio of Old Masters in the Dulwich Picture Gallery, a Series of 50 Prints by Ralph Cockburn, printed in London in 1830. Shown: Southern Side of Willamette Falls.

Alan Lau exhibit opens July 15 at Francine Seders

francine “things to come from those now gone, images from the eroding road – paintings by alan lau, 1980 – 2012,” opens at the Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue N., on July 15 in a reception for the artist from 2-4pm.  An informal walk-through of the show with the artist will take place on July 25 at 6:30pm.  On August 5 at 6:30pm, three of the artist’s friends will pick a favorite painting to communicate with via their preferred mode of expression. The show runs through August 12. Shown: Inner Fire.

Gallery North opens Sam Spencer’s photography show July 15

galnorth Sam Spencer’s “The Bodhisattva Series,” opens July 15 from 1-4pm at Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds.  Photographer Spencer says Bodhisattva is a Buddhist concept whereby an enlightened person seeks to be a bridge to the spiritual world for the benefit of others. Spencer will attend the opening on July 15 as well as the reception during the Edmonds Art Walk on July 19. Refreshments will be served at both events.

“Deep Listening” opens July 14 at Gallery Cygnus

Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Avenue, La Conner, is showing, “Deep  Listening,”  the  contemplative work of seven artists through August 26. Participating artists include Heidi Epstein, Jules Faye, Marilyn Frasca, Theodora Jonsson, Natalie Niblack, Elizabeth Tapper and Maggie Wilder.  A reception for the artists takes place July 14 from 3-5pm.

“Soulcraft” at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery tonight

nwwood Northwest Woodworkers Gallery , 2111 1st. Avenue in Seattle,  is hosting “SoulCraft”  the 2012 annual showcase, a group presentation of the cooperative members’ new studio furniture designs as well as sculpture by Portland artist, Laura Buchan and drawings by local fine artist, Joseph Pentheroudakis. A special opening reception featuring a selection of wines from Cloudlife Cellars is scheduled for July 13 from 5-8pm.

Jaime Ellsworth’s “Acclimation” opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery on July 11 from 5-8pm

gunnar Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, opens “Acclimation,” featuring new work by Jaime Ellsworth on July 11. The exhibit, explores the ongoing story of Pagau, The Black Dog from China, and Rhu, the Texas stray, both of whom were rescued and live a renewed existence with Ellsworth as they acclimate themselves to a new environment. The opening reception will be from 6-8pm on July 11, and the artist will attend. Shown: Nesters.

Art walks and special events through July 15

Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk from 5-8pm. More information and maps:

West Seattle Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, Visit

Second Friday

Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, along Greenwood Ave. North from 67th-87th St. Visit

Kirkland Art Walk 6-9pm

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Call Ballard Chamber of Commerce at 206.784.9705.

Central District Art Walk from 1pm-5pm. at various locations around 23rd Ave & E Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack, 6-9pm. Visit

Port Angeles Art Walk, 5-8pm. Visit

Poulsbo Art Walk from 5-8pm.


July 12

Show Brazil! and the VamoLa Drum & Dance Ensemble kicks off summer at 5:30pm at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park. Music and art-filled Thursday evenings with food trucks, a rocking SAM Remix at OSP in August and the season-closing Salmon Return Family Festival in September will punctuate the season. Seattle residents and visitors can count on a range of weekly events from lively jazz and rock performances to outdoor yoga, Zumba and drawing in the park and more.


July 14

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will dedicate Elizabeth Conner’s Painting and Sculpting the Land and Drawing the Land at the Jefferson Park Jubilee opening ceremony in Beacon Hill, noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 14. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist following the opening ceremony, which will feature Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota and Public Art Program Director Ruri Yampolsky, among others. The two works were commissioned by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs with 1% for Art funds.



July 14-15

Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am-5pm, Utsalady Elementary School, 608 Arrowhead Road. Visit

Bev Jozwiak show opening tonight at Cole Gallery

cole The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, says champagne and light refreshments are on the menu tonight during a preview party from 6:30-8:30pm featuring the work of acclaimed watercolorist Bev Jozwiak and introducing the plein air art of Brooke Borcherding. Jozwiak was the subject of a feature article in the July edition of American Art Collector. She has won recent awards in national competitions included NWWS purchase award, TWA Waterloo Group Award of Merit, Watercolor Missouri National Churchill Museum Award, and many others. Shown: Sous Chef by Bev Jozwiak.

First Friday Puget Sound new show openings

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, opens from 6-90pm with “Allied Arts Juried Artist Series: Our World in Four Cameras.”



bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts , 151 Winslow Way E., introduces a new show  called “Picnic,” showcasing the work of  artists who recall details of memorable picnics. The show opens from 6-8pm. Showing concurrently is “Morgan Brig: The Whole Conundrum,” where Morgan tackles the profound questions of life with a sense of humor. Shown at the left: Sally Robison, Island Picnic.




Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, showcases the mixed media paintings of Christopher Mathie and Chuck Gumpert  through August 27.


Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, is showing the abstract expressionist series of work of Kathryn Hackney through August 1. The opening reception is 6-9pm.


Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, opens from 4-7pm with live Celtic music provided by Campbell Road as they introduce a show featuring Dianna Shyne, Acrylic Painter, and Elijah Burnett, Blacksmith. Dianna Shyne shows nationally and internationally, teaches, and works actively as an art show juror. Travels through Southwest China inspired her series of paintings depicting the countryside and people of that region.  Elijah Burnett creates ornamental ironwork using traditional blacksmith methods.


Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, features Neal Philpott in a solo exhibition opening in an artist reception from 6-8pm.


theisland The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, showcases  “A Fashion Artwalk” in a reception from 5:30-8pm which features Bainbridge Island’s Julie Duke Band. Artists include David, Sandra Holzman, and Chrzaszcz;  also on view is the work of Janet Essa, Carol Lee Shanks and Odd Numbers. Shown from left to right in the image at the left: Petit Cocoon, Sandra Holzman; Kurta with Selandang, David; Flower Brooch, Janet Essa; Crinkle Silk – Three Pieces, Carol Lee Shanks; Linen Gauze Vest, Chrzaszcz.

“Portlandia in Port Townsend” at the Simon Mace Gallery

simon mace $350 Nine painters and sculptors from the Rose City are opening in a group show July 5 at the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street, called “Portlandia in Port Townsend.” The artists are: Sara Swink, Anna Magruder, Alison O’Donoghue, Lisa Kaser, Christopher Wager, Christopher Bibby, Thomas Rude, Harold Oxley and Kelly Williams. In honor of the Portland artists and a favorite sketch comedy show, Portlandia, there will be a trivia quiz (all answers easily available via YouTube). Correct quizzes can be entered for a prize drawing held on the last Saturday of the show, July 28 at 3pm. “Portlandia in Port Townsend” runs through Monday, July 30th. Shown: Influence by Anna Magruder.

First Thursday Seattle openings

artxchange  ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens “SKIN: Sculptural Encaustic” by Deborah Kapoor at a reception from 5-8pm. On view through August 11, the show combines encaustic (wax) with ephemeral materials including satsuma peels, cow tongues, pomegranate shells, and dryer sheets. Kapoor’s sculptural works and installations address fragility, growth and transience. Shown at the left: Divine Mother.


Opening from 6-8pm at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., are “Seattle Outside,” a group exhibition of scenes from around Puget Sound, Julia A. Eastberg’s “Looking for Saints,” Briony Morrow-Cribbs’ “Scientia Carnalis” and Tallmadge Doyle’s “Contemplari Natura.”



fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Guy Laramee’s “Mountains.” Also on view is Cara Barer’s “Bound & Unbound,” where the artist sculpts a second life into cast off books and paper, then captures these objects in portrait-like images, ironically then printed on paper. Shown at the right by Cara Barer.



friesen Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art, 1210 2nd. Avenue, is showing “(dis)order,” the mixed media work of Jeff Fontaine. Opening a reception ffrom 5-8pm, the show runs through July 31. The artist works on steel using oil sprays, enamel and the occasional automotive paint, but before a drop of color is laid down Fontaine laboriously bends 22 gauge steel into forms that will ultimately be quilted together into a single “canvas”. Shown at the left: C955.




Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S. , opens from 5-8pm with work from six artists who are new to the gallery. A separate reception for the artists is scheduled on July 12 from 6-8pm. Ryan Doran, Sabe Lewellyn, Emmanuel Monzon, Fab, Peter Serko and Michael Shephard are the artists in the  exhibition called “New Blood.



galleryima Gallery IMA, 123 South Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with a group show featuring work by Ann Vandervelde, Graham Fracha, Richard Taylor, and more. Shown at the right are pieces in the show.



Gallery4Culture, 110 Prefontaine Pl. S., opens from 6-8pm with Seattle-based sculptor Bryan Schoneman in a solo exhibition titled, Attempts at Bedrock.” Schoneman engages his own body and surrogate objects in a performance based practice that revolves around the central theme of displacement. Dirt is muse and medium for the artist.



greg Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “CURRENT EDITIONS,”  an homage to Virginia Wright’s legendary and groundbreaking Seattle gallery. Current Editions was open from 1967 to 1974, and offered collectors the chance to view and collect limited edition prints by renowned artists of the time working in printmaking studios such as ULAE in New York, Marlborough in London, and Gemini GEL in Los Angeles. The tradition continues today at the Greg Kucera Gallery.  At noon on July 7, Virginia Wright and Greg Kucera will host a talk and walk through of the exhibition.  Also on view is Marie Watt’s “Cradle.” Using wool blankets and their history of being handed down from generation to generation, the  Native American artist explores the human stories found within these everyday objects. Shown at the left: Roger Shimomura, Mindoka Snapshots.



Newly-opened Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., opens from 5-7pm with “Perspectives.” All of the gallery artists have submitted work for the exhibit that best describes their personal artistic perspective. The gallery is also introducing Donna Wallace, Zia Gibson and Stacie Flor. The show runs through September 1. A wine and cheese reception is scheduled for July 21 from –7pm.



IDEA Odyssey Gallery,  celebrates its one-year anniversary with an invitational exhibit,”One”, featuring artists Victor Fuentes, Wanda Benvenutti and Jacque Larrainzar. The exhibition runs July 5to August 31.



patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with a two-person exhibition featuring “Oblique Intentions” by Tracey Adams and Robin Denevan’s “Horizons.” The gallery pairs these two artists to showcase their respective unique use of materials & to convey their respective artistic message through the content of the work. Each artist’s works informs the other, in a dialogue that the viewer can unfold through observation. The show runs through July 30. Shown at the right: Radicle 44 by Tracey Adams.



Pratt Gallery at the Tashiro Kaplan Studios at 306 South Washington, opens from 5-8pm with Kiki MacInnis’ “Passing Through,” a solo exhibition of her works in ink and paint on paper and wood.



Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., opens from 5-8pm with Eugene Parnell’s “Jesus got a whammy bar.” The exhibit features the artists musical instruments that mostly have dirty jokes for titles, his tongue-in-cheek exploration of “men’s colloquial art forms.”


New works by Adele Eustis and Cass Nevada, open from 5-8pm at the Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington.


ston Stonington Gallery, opens from 6-8pm with “Beyond Beyond,” a solo exhibition featuring works by Barry Herem.  The celebrated artist showcases a new body of work in metal, glass, concrete and wood. Shown at the right: Bent Box.