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Don Tiller show at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery October 13

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way N.E. Ste. 111, invites all to one of his famous and fun receptions on October 13 from 6-8pm for “Over Hill, Over Dale,” new work by Olympic Peninsula artist Dale Tiller, on view from October 14 through November 7.  Gunnar Nordstrom says, “Buy Art! It will make you feel better!” Shown: A Rolling Countryside.

Reception for Alfonse Borysewicz at Francine Seders tonight

Tonight at 7pm the Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue N., is hosting a special reception for Alfonse Borysewicz, who will be on hand to discuss his work on view at the gallery through November 7. Refreshments will be provided. Borysewicz has exhibited widely throughout the US, Europe and Japan and is the recipient of many awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Painting Fellowship and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship.

Northwest Watercolor Society exhibition October 12 – Nov. 7

The Kirsten Gallery, 5320 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, hosts the annual Northwest Watercolor Society Members Exhibition this year from October 12 – November 7. This annual event showcases the best of the society’s membership, featuring paintings selected by nationally-known watercolorist Don Andrews, 2010 juror. $3,000 in cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded to winning artists at the show’s reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, October 24 from 2-4pm. 

Halloween and Dia de lost Muertos at Fine Impressions

Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, acknowledges Halloween and the Day of the Dead (otherwise known as Dia de los Muertos) during October with related work. On Saturday, October 16, from 1-4pm, Sam Hamrick, a Seattle artist known for his linocut prints, will be on hand at the gallery to show samples of his process. Shown: Trumpet Player by Sam Hamrick,.

A Southwest happening at Gallery North in Edmonds

During the month of October, Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, showcases the American Southwest with, “Journey to the Southwest,” paintings by Christine Meshew and pottery by Mara JFF Sparks.  Meet the artists at a reception on October 10 from 1-4pm. The gallery also participates in the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm. Shown: Red Rock Crossing by Christine Meshew and pottery piece by Mara JFF Sparks.

Richard Boyer and Jhenna Quinn Lewis at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland on view from October 9 through October 31

A two-person show of new works by Oregonian Jhenna Quinn Lewis and Utah painter Richard Boyer opens at Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Parklane in Kirkland, on October 9 from 6-8pm. Both of the artists will be at the reception where a wine tasting will be provided by Pondera Winery along with  gourmet cheeses. Shown: Good Fortune by Jhenna Quinn Lewis.

New shows on Second Friday October 8

Bherd Studios Gallery , 8550 Greenwood Avenue N. is showing, “Inside Out,” the urban contemporary work of Seattle artists: Michelle Anderst, Joe Vollan and Chris Sheridan.  Each artist’s work is themed around the inner workings of the mechanical, anatomy and the human soul. Shown: by Joe Vollan. The opening reception is held in conjunction with the  Second Friday Monthly Artwalk in Greenwood-Phinney , from 6-10pm, as well as with October’s Arts Crush festival. Bherd Studios Gallery is also curating a show across the street from the gallery at the Gainsbourg Restaurant. Featured is the work of Portland photographer, Lloyd  Kimeldorf.


Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE in Seattle, is featuring Picasso vintage poster, museum posters from the 1980’s and reproductions of Picasso’s work in conjunction the the Picasso Show at the Seattle Art Museum, on view from October 8 through January 17. Shown at the right:  Picasso’s poster for the Seibu Department Stores L’Atelier Mourlot.



Alfonse Borysewicz and Anne Hirondelle will share the main space at Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North, in October. A reception for the artists will be on October 10 from 2-4pm. Borysewicz, who will be at the gallery on October 12 at 7pm,  has been featured in solo exhibitions at St. Francis College in Brooklyn (2008), The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York (2008), and The Oratory Church of St. Boniface in Brooklyn (2009). Hirondelle’s recent work falls into three categories—Re:Forms, Extrapolations, and Re:Coils. The Re:Forms bring more openness and complexity to the deconstructed bowl form that Hirondelle first used in the 2008/09 Remember series. Hirondelle was the 2009 recipient of the Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, and her work was recently included in Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1890-2010 at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham (2010). Shown: re form 10 red by Anne Hirondelle.

Photographic Center NW, 900 12th Ave is showcasing a diverse range of work by their faculty in “Picture Us,” on view through November 24. An artists’ reception is scheduled for October 15 from 6-9pm with faculty lectures on November 19 at 7pm. Shown at the right: Jeppa’s Belly National Park by Erin Shafkind.


Vermillion Gallery, 1508 11th. Avenue,  has a group  show , “Photo Alchemy,” on view through October 23 featuring  Daniel Carrillo, Daniel Hawkins, Ted Grudowski, Larry Larson, Bailey Russel and  Erin Shafkind.


Ver(a)rt Gallery at the Vera Project (Warren Ave. N. & Republican) is featuring “D.I.S.T.A.N.C.E ,“ through October 31, with selected artists Bo Choi and Hye Young Kim, and supporting artists including Elizabeth Dean and Ross James. Choi’s MFA exhibition was at The Henry Art Gallery , and she held a residency at Kulturprojekte, Berlin, Germany in 2008. Kim has exhibited her work in Davis, St. Louis, Berlin and Seoul. The opening reception is from 6-9pm.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk openings October 7

At the ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., NW painter Pedro de Valdivia debuts work that blurs the boundaries between art and jewelry, in “We Are the Flowers”  The site-specific art installation and jewelry collection, celebrates the vibrancy of life and honors the spirit of those who have passed – just in time for Dia de Los Muertos. An opening reception is from 5-8pm. The show runs through December 31. Shown: Skeleton Pendant.


Revealing the Root,” Moku Hanga by Eva Pietzcker, is on view at a reception at the Cullom Gallery, 603 Main Street In Seattle, from 6-9pm and runs through October 9.


Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with new paintings by Seattle artists Mary Iverson and Lisa Buchanan. On view in the new mezzanine gallery is one half of a Pablo Picasso print exhibition running concurrently with the other half at the Greg Kucera Gallery. Also showing are new works by Cooper Edens-Drager and David Stein. The exhibit runs through October 30. Shown at the right: Mary Iverson. Ruby Beach with Containers.

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with local fine artist, street artist and Tattoo artist EGO for his second solo exhibition in October. His latest work focuses on drawings of his eerie creeps, creatures, and lost souls.


Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South, is featuring the work of Manfred Lindenberger (1914 – 2008) and Sandra Zeiset-Richardson through October 30. Lindenberger’s work has shown at the gallery since 1991. Despite the debilitation caused by multiple sclerosis, Zeiset-Richardson has been able to continue working with the help of her friend, Jan Still and has exhibited at the gallery since 1999. Shown at the right: Wave by Sandra Zeiset-Richardson.



On view at Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., for Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk, from 5-9pm, is an exhibition called “Blue.” The painters sculptors and  jewelry artists will fill the gallery with the color blue. Featured work in the group show is by Lynn Scott. A special artists’ reception is scheduled for October 23 from 6-8pm. Shown at the left: Sunset over Edmonds by Lynn Scott.


Concurrent with the Seattle Art Museum’s Pablo Picasso exhibition, the Friesen Gallery, 1200 Second Avenue in Seattle, in collaboration with Frederic Boloix Fine Arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition featuring the works of Francoise Gilot. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.


Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a group show from Gallery 114 in Portland. “The Exchange” offers the opportunity for Portland collectors to see work from Gallery 110 artists and visa versa.


In the wake of a two year long collaboration with the performance art group, Implied Violence, Seattle artist, Casey Curran has returned to Seattle for “The Sacred and Profane,” opening from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. He has received numerous awards for his unique and intricate work, such as two Merit Scholarships from Cornish, the “Best in Show” award at the Poncho IFA Awards of Merit, and the selection of his work for the Fred Hutchinson Art on Loan program.


Gallery4Culture , 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., opens from 6-8pm with Seattle-based artist Gregory Schaffer in a solo exhibition of documentary photography. The images he presents, all shot in King County, convey the startling economic changes and malaise in America. The exhibit consists of twenty-one 11” x 14” prints, in which Schaffer presents scenes, so common to our everyday experience, that it is easy to overlook what’s out-of-place. The show runs through October 29.


Greg Kucera Gallery 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Pablo Picasso,” a joint venture with Davidson Galleries featuring two complimentary exhibitions of prints by Pablo Picasso in support of “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, showing at the Seattle Art Museum  October 8 through January 17. Also on view, through November 13, is a group exhibition, “The Arc of Picasso,” ways in which Picasso has influenced various Northwest artists. Shown at the right: Pablo Picasso’s Etchings: 1905-1943.


Lawrimore Project, now  open in his new location at 117 S. Main Street, showcases Jeremy Shaw’s “Single Channel Higher States,” tonight from 5-8pm. The exhibit is the second installment of a twelve-part series of exhibitions entitled Has Art? Each month, for the next year, artists will be paired with a writer and a page from Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés.


Opening from 6-8pm at Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is Royal Nebeker’s “Perchance to Dream.” On view through October 31, the exhibition is inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet with its themes of power, relationships and dreams. Nebeker’s work may be found in numerous museum collections nationally and internationally including the Portland, Seattle, and Tacoma Art Museums, the National Gallery of Krakow, Poland, Norway’s Henie/Onstad Art Center, Tamarind Institute, and several universities. Shown at the left: St. Ophelia’s Dream.


Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with new work in oil on canvas by Kathy Jones, on view through November 1. A native Californian and graduate of Stanford University, Jones has taught art and science in Egypt, been a vice chancellor at University California at Irvine, vice president at Georgetown University in D.C. and for the past 10 years has enjoyed a successful career as an artist.  In addition to her gallery exhibitions, she has been a long standing participant in the Festival of the Arts in her home town of Laguna Beach, California. Shown at the right: Another Life.


On display through October 29 at the Pratt Gallery, 306 S. Washington in the Tashiro Kaplan Studios, is “Something Shifting, an exhibition of prints and artist books by Seattle artist Kelda Martensen. Martensen is currently an artist mentor in the schools for Arts-Impact, a program through the Puget Sound Educational Service District, which brings professional artists into the public schools. She also teaches youth and adult studio art classes at Pratt Fine Arts, Moshier, and Sev Shoon Art Centers along with teaching printmaking and book arts for the Continuing Education programs at North and South Seattle Community Colleges.


 PUNCH Gallery,119 Prefontaine Place South, opens from 5-8pm with “Rendered Invisible,” recent works by Curtis Erlinger. Using snapshots as source material, Erlinger adopts his parents’ collection of personally meaningful moments, converting them into handmade meticulous ink drawings. The show runs through October 30.


On view at R E Welch Gallery, 1214 First Avenue, through October are the sculptures of Corby. Through its geometric rigor combined with an anthropomorphism retaining just the body’s essentials (arms, legs and head), the work is energetic. His works have been exhibited all over Europe, including France, Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Shown at the left: Le Pont.


Seattle ArtREsource, 625 First Avenue on the second floor, is hosting a reception from 5-7pm for ”WINGS,” an exhibition focusing on flight. Also included are several anonymous or not-often-seen works: vernacular found photographs, a folk art bird painting from the late 1800s, a Spencerian ornamental flourish ink drawing, two of Bernard Kobel’s infamous mail-order tattoo photographs, and more.


Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street in the Tashiro Kaplan Complex, is showing “Thirteen Underground,” work from the Fayetteville Underground, home to 16 artist studios and four galleries located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Opening First Thursday from 5-8pm, the show runs through October 30.


Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with three shows: “Dreamland Circus,” featuring Gregory Grenon; “Me and Bob” by Nick Mount; and “Then and Now” with Richard Marquis. Grenon’s portraits capture the simultaneously alluring yet disturbing characteristics of circus life. His works are held by renowned museums and collections worldwide including the Seattle Art Museum (WA), Tacoma Art Museum (WA), the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University (OR), Portland Art Museum (OR), Boise Art Museum (ID), Philbrook Museum of Art (OK) and New York Public Library. A pre-eminent glass artist in Australia, Mount’s work is included in all major Australian museums and public glass collections. Mount has exhibited throughout Australia, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Mount was recently appointed co-chair to the International Council of Pilchuck Glass School and has shown extensively across the United States as well as internationally. His work is included in some of the most prominent glass collections and museum permanent collections. In 2010 Richard Marquis was nominated for the prestigious Neddy Artist Fellows award. Shown at right: RCA Victor Dog with Orange and White Cylinder, by Richard Marquis.

“Signs of Life” opens October 6 at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, opens “Signs of Life” at a reception on October 6 at 4pm that includes a discussion at 5pm. The exhibit, on view through October 27, is a contemporary jewelry art show and companion jewelry art catalog/literary journal featuring work by ten artists. The catalog/literary journal pairs the jewelry artists with ten writers in a unique publication that celebrates both literature and jewelry art. Shown: Chris Giffin’s Take Measure Necklace.

Friesen Gallery celebrates 20th anniversary with Francoise Gilot and Richard Jolley through November 20

Concurrent with the Seattle Art Museum’s Pablo Picasso exhibition, the Friesen Gallery, 1200 Second Avenue in Seattle, in collaboration with Frederic Boloix Fine Arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition featuring the works of Francoise Gilot. While often overshadowed by her association with the most famous artist of the 20th century, Gilot, now 88, is a celebrated artist in her own right. Her work is included in prominent collections throughout the world, including the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1990 Gilot received France’s highest honor for her work as an artist, poet and author when she was presented with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. Also on view is  new glass by Richard Jolley. Jolley’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Art and Design and the Corning Museum of Glass. The opening reception will be on October 7 from 5-8pm during Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. Shown: Francoise Gilot, The Red Bouquet.

“WTF?!” Guys & Dolls & Zombies” at Arts West Gallery

“WTF?! Guys & Dolls & Zombies,” an exhibit exploring the funny side of fear by local artists Kate Vrijmoet, Shaun Doll, Paul D. McKee, and Daniel John Williams, will be on view at ArtsWest Gallery, 4711 California Avenue SW in Seattle, through November 7.  One of the artists, Vrijmoet, will also be a part of an international touring exhibition that began with her inclusion in the Ecuador International Biennale last April. Doll teaches printmaking and encaustic at Pratt and is the founder of Northwest Encaustic, a studio dedicated to teaching encaustic painting in West Seattle. McKee recently was awarded a grant under King County’s 2010 Individual Artist Grants.  Indulge in some demon-themed drinks and join these artists in a playful poke at fear during the opening reception on October 14 from 6-9pm during the Second Thursday West Seattle Art Walk. ArtsWest plans to give out devilish prizes for the “World’s Best Deadzombie costume contest including a pair of tickets to “Evil Dead: The Musical.” Eric Pope, leader of the Seattle Zombie Walk, will be judging the contest and announcing the winners DEAD at 8pm

New show openings for October 2

“Bells, Books and Candlesticks” is a Group Show for the month of October at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley.  Featured Artists for this show are: Painters: Anne Belov, Gail Davis, Cary Jurriaans, Faye Castle – Bookmakers: Suzanne Schlicke, Bridget Fischer – Sculptor and Metal Artist: Georgia Gerber, Mark Fessler and Woodworkers: Jon Magill, Sherryl Goldfinger and Gary Leake and Mixed Media: Sara Saltee. Artists’ reception for “Bells, Books and Candlesticks” will be held on October 2, 2010 from 5-7 as part of Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. Shown at the right: Georgia Gerber’s candleholder , Winter’s Night.


KOBO  at Higo, 604 South Jackson Street, opens “Ordinary Household Gods,” new work by Tommer Peterson, in a reception from 6-8pm. The show runs through October 31. Graphic designer, Tommer Peterson, creates household gods who watch over day to day life. They keep our garage door openers working, calm arguements, find lost keys, bring calm when needed, mend frayed tempers and applaud wise choices.


Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens a group show featuring Susan Radant’s oils on canvas, Alisha Dall’Osto’s oils and acrylics, Chris Fahrenbruch’s digital aquatics and Cara Granger Astorquia’s acrylics. The artists’ reception is from 6-8pm.  Shown at the right by Susan Radant.


Dan Ishler’s ceramics, Susanne Newbold’s gourd vessels and Don O’Connor’s "light reactive media" are on exhibit through October  at the Open Door Gallery at Bayview Corner on Whidbey Island, Shown at the left by Dan Ishler.


Smith & Vallee Gallery , 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is showing Bellingham artist Ruthie V’s “Work” for the month of October. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

First Glance at Cole Gallery – Eileen Sorg

In the continuing series, “First Glance,” Denise Cole, owner of Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South in Edmonds, introduces a new artist each month. For the month of October, Eileen Sorg’s work is featured. Cole says, “ I was impressed with the humor in Sorg’s work when I saw her work in the Edmonds Arts Festival.”  Shown: Singing for your Supper.

Gallery walks and openings on First Friday in October


Arts on the Boulevard,  210  W. Evergreen Blvd. Ste. 300 in Vancouver, WA, opens from 5-9pm with “Urbanology, Exploring the Contemporary Figure.” The show featuring the works of Gig Harbor artist, Chuck Gumpert, runs through October 30. Shown: Leaving Dublin.


Allied Arts of Whatcom County , 1418 Cromwell, continues the 2010 Juried Artist series with “Aesthetic Expressions.” The opening night celebration takes place from 6-10pm during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk .


“Four Friends: new work,” opens at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, in a reception during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm. Shown at the right:  Disposable, at one time Unknown by Jean Behnke.


Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way are working together to demonstrate the strong connections between art and nature to bring “Messages from the Land,” an exhibition of sculpture, weaving, photography and painting inspired by nature. The opening reception is from 6-8pm, and the exhibitions run through November 1. Also on view is “Inside and Outside the Line: Gillian Bull and Nana Kuo.”  Shown at the left: Diana Liljelund, Blakely Harbor Passage.


Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, is a hair salon, but they become a gallery tonight from 6-9pm during the Bellingham Downtown Art Walk, as they have a reception for artist, Jackie Webley’s art exhibition, “with friends, adventures, ideas and projects,” which runs through October 29 at the salon. Kim Wright is the curator.

“Printmaking 2010: Invitational,”  is on view at Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, at a reception from 6-8pm. The show is up through October 30.


Amanda Houston’s oils and pastels are featured through November 2 at the Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes and available for viewing at an artist’s reception from 6-9pm during the Anacortes Art Walk. Also showing are pastels by Sandy Byers, oils by Don deLlamas, large format photographs by Dick Garvey and watercolors by Eric Wiegardt.  Shown at the right: Coast of Gold, by Amanda Houston.


The glass art of Ted Jolda and Carolyn Lutz is available for viewing at an artist reception from 6-8pm at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way (new location).  Shown: A Family of Lescous.

Photos from Jerusalem and West Bank on view at Seattle University

Rajiv Kapoor’s documentary photography exhibit, “Paradoxes of Living on Holy Land: Photographs from Jerusalem and West Bank,” is on view at Seattle University’s Vachon & Kinsey Galleries, 901 12th. Avenue,  through December 3. Kapoor, a local  photographer, will speak about his work on October 8 at 6pm in Wyckoff Auditorium on campus. A reception and viewing will follow the talk.