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Connect with clay this weekend at the Schack Art Center

This Saturday, March 17th, the Schack Art Center in Everett invites the community to participate in "Connecting with Clay" a day of hands-on demonstrations and free lectures from 10am – 7pm.

Sessions include, "Paper Clay Magic: making pages for a clay book" with June Haddox," Building Pots Piece by Piece – using pieces of the textured slabs to build clay vessels" with Roger Cocke, and "Clay Totems: concept, composition & construction" with Maria Root.

All the workshops and lectures are free, but preregistration is required for several. A complete list is available at

Workshops aren’t just for adults either. Youth are invited, with an accompanying adult, to participate in "Faces in the Mud: a hands-on family activity making masks" with sessions at 10am and 1pm.

Even if you don’t feel like sitting in on a lecture or workshop you can still fire your own Raku pot. Choose a plain bisque pot, glaze it, and then have it fired in a Raku kiln at the Schack for only $25. The last firing will be at 5pm on Saturday.

"Connecting with Clay" coincides with the Schack’s current exhibit "Embracing the Edge: Working in Clay in the Pacific Northwest" featuring the Cascade Clay Artists through April 19th.

The Art of Storage at Childhood’s End through May 20


R. John Ichter and Randolph Silver at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnar The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE,  is showing new pastels by Atlanta artist, R John Ichter,  an award-winning artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia. The strengths of Ichter’s pastels include, saturated colors and strong compositions. According to Ichter, each piece is designed to evoke a certain time of day and to transport the viewer to another place.

Additional works this month are by Seattle ceramic artist Randolf Silver. Also an award winning artist, Silver has a unique approach to his "fossil fueled" creations using a  glaze that mimics rust and leaves the viewer with an element of surprise it is discovered they are actually ceramics.

Silver is a member of NCECA  (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) which will hold its 2012 conference in Seattle near the end of the month called "On the Edge".

The gallery will host an additional opening reception on March 29th in coordination with the Bellevue Arts Museum  and other showrooms hosting NCECA artists. Shown: Crude by Randolph Silver.

Miniature and small paintings and Gallery North

gallerynorth Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, celebrates their annual “Miniature and Small Paintings Show” during the month of March. The exhibition includes hundreds of paintings created by local and national artists competing for awards and prizes. On display are a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, color pencil, mixed media, watercolor, pastels, and more. A reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, March 15th during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8 p.m.

Jeff White show at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds

cole Jeff White, who paints the color, shapes and moods of the sky, opens in a new show at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South in Edmonds, on March 15 from 5-8pm during the Edmonds Art Walk. The opening reception will feature champagne and sweets. Shown: Cherishing the Past.

“Landscape Part II: Urban and Rural at Prographica

prographicaLandscape Part II: Urban and Rural,” a collaboration between Norman Lundin and Francine Seders, is on view through April 14 at Prographica / fine works on paper , located at 3419 East Denny Way. Norman Lundin will present his curator’s talk, a discussion with several Prographica artists, on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. The artists featured in the show are Fred Birchman, John Fadeff, Philip Govedare, Jim Holl, and Susan Wides whose work ranges along a continuum from traditional observational description to near total abstraction. Shown: Susan Wides; February 4, 2010 (Fifth Avenue).

Good Earth puts a lid on it for NCECA

goodearth “Put a Lid on It!,” is the new show on view through the month of March at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. In honor of NCECA, Good Earth has put together a special showing of lidded vessels juried from within the 50 local artists represented at the gallery. The vessels will be on display throughout the month of March.

Francine Seders honors Nceca Conference

francine “Abstract Affinities,” a six-artist show curated by Anne Hirondelle, will be on view in the main gallery at the Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North, through April 1. Anne Hirondelle’s work will be featured in a solo show, “Turn by Turn”in one of the upstairs galleries, and David Kuraoka’s work will be on view in another of the upstairs spaces. The exhibitions open in a reception on March 11 from 2-4pm. Seders invited Anne Hirondelle to curate a show in honor of the NCECA annual conference being held in Seattle in March. Hirondelle asked Lisa Conway, Jim Kraft, Jen Mills, Peter Olsen, Sylwia Tur, and Lilly Zuckerman to participate in the exhibition. She chose artists who like herself, love abstract form and strive to make work that is personal and engaging but without narrative or representational content. Shown: Anne Hirondelle, Re:Volve 13, photo: Myron Gauger, ArtShots.

Renato Muccillo in new show at Howard/Mandville Gallery

howardmand A solo exhibition of new works by Renato Muccillo opens Friday, March 9 in a reception with the artist from 6-8pm at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. The show runs through March 30. Muccillo was recently featured in an article in Southwest Art. Shown: Summer Oak by Renato Muccillo .

Bherd Studios Gallery celebrates five years

bherd “Look Up Here: 5 Years of NW Urban & Contemporary Art” celebrates 5 years of exhibits at Bherd Studios Gallery,  8537 Greenwood Avenue N., and features 33 Pacific NW artists who have been an integral part of the gallery and the Seattle art scene. In addition to the exhibit, a book under the same title features all 33 artists with a book signing event in April. A special reception for the artists is March 9 from 6-10pm, and the book signing event will be April 13 from 6-10pm. The show runs through April 27. Shown: We Have Ways of Marking You Talk by Justin Hillgrove.

“Art Shapes the World” at Schack Art Center

schack "Art Shapes the World," a student exhibit partnered with the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA), runs through March 27th in the Willits Gallery at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.   The WAEA Youth Art Month Student Exhibit features 2-D work in a variety of media from students in kindergarten through high school. The artwork was created to honor art education and help make the community aware that art is an integral part of a well balanced education. A  reception where the public can meet the artists is on March 8, from 5-8 pm. Shown: 2012 Youth Art Month State Flag created by Jessie Ma and Tiffany Shen from Hamilton International Middle School in Seattle.

Gallery North opens Miniature and Small Paintings Show

gallerynorth Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, celebrates their annual “Miniature and Small Paintings Show” during the month of March. The exhibition includes hundreds of paintings created by local and national artists competing for awards and prizes. On display are a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, color pencil, mixed media, watercolor, pastels, and more.

Kathy Collins, an award winning painter and instructor, is this year’s juror. Kathy has been featured in several popular art magazines including The Artist’s Magazine, The Watercolor Artist Magazine, and Splash (10 and 12).

A special artists’ reception is on Sunday, March 4th from 1-4 p.m. where the public is invited to visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments. Another reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, March 15th during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8 p.m.

Lorna Libert’s “Relics” opens at Simon Mace Gallery

simonmace Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, celebrates their first solo show, “Relics,” with a gallery walk reception on Saturday March 3 from 5:30 – 8pm. The show features  Bellingham painter Lorna Libert who has been working as a professional artist for 20 years with shows in Washington, California and New York states, as well as Vancouver, B.C. This will be her first show in Port Townsend. .The two-month show ends on April 30. Another gallery walk reception will be held on April 7.

Sun inspires group show at Brackenwood Gallery thru April 2

A group exhibit showcasing works of art inspired by the sun opens at the Brackenwood Gallery in Langley in a reception for the artists on March 3 from 5-7pm. The show runs through April 2.brackenwood

First Friday in March around Puget Sound

allied Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, partners with the ceramics group Cascade Clay on their art exhibit this March in conjunction with the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) national conference in Seattle. The theme of this show, “Water’s Edge,” comes from the fact that all member’s of Cascade Clay live somewhere at the edge of a body of water and where they draw inspiration for their works. A reception will take place during the Bellingham Art Walk from 6-9pm. Shown at the right by Gwen Shay.


bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm with Laurel Lukaszewski’s works of clay and ceramics teacher Reid Ozaki’s works along with those of his students. Laurel has shown her work in solo exhibitions and group shows around the country. Recently her work was included in Flora: Growing Inspirations, at the United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC. “Reid Ozaki and Company corresponds with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference, Seattle, March 25-31. Shown at the left: Reid Ozaki, Wood-fired Vessel.

childhood Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-8pm during the First Friday Art Walk in Olympia with “New Work” featuring works by Chuck Gumpert and Tom Anderson. Shown at the right by Chuck Gumpert.


Gasworks Gallery, 3815 4th Ave. NE in Seattle, is sponsoring a special spring gallery party and studio opening from 8-10pm. Although the party is free, the gallery encourages all to bring potatoes or canned goods for the Northwest Harvest as part of their famous Mashed Potatoes community project.


Honey Salon, located at 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, is showcasing a series of smaller works  by Denise Snyder. The opening reception is from 6-9pm during the Bellingham Art Walk.


The Mival Gallery aka Mercer Island Visual Arts League, 2836 78th Ave. SE on Mercer Island, opens at 5:30pm in a reception  for artist Marianne Bond’s new show, “Color and Fun.”


Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, invites all to a reception for artists Gene Dwiggins’ photography and Marge Dwiggins’ leather tooling.


New work by Robert Schlegel is showing through March 31 at Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. A reception for the artist is from 6-8pm.