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The art of Dr. Seuss special event at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarnord “The Lost, Forgotten and Hidden works by Theodor Seuss Geisel,” will be on view in a special exhibition at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE from April 11 – 28. A reception featuring over 40 prints and sculptures previews the show from 6-9pm on April 11.

Carlton Canary opening at Art/Not Terminal April 7

artnotterminal Soon to graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle, photographer Carlton Canary is opening his first gallery show, “Conditions of Solitude,” at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Avenue on April 7. The opening reception is at 7pm. and the show runs through May 3.

Denzil Hurley and Robert Storr at Francine Seders

francine Paintings by Denzil Hurley and Robert Storr will be on view in the main space at Francine Seders Gallery April 6 through May 6. The opening will be on April 11 from 6-8pm. Works by Gerard Mossé will be featured in the upstairs gallery. Hurley’s work has been included in All Things Equal at the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University ,The Armory Show-Modern in New York, Works on Paper, 2nd Annual Invitational at the Danese Gallery in New York (2011), the Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum  as well as other prestigous venues. Mossé showed at the Elga Wimmer Gallery (solo, 2010) and had work included in In the Presence of Light and Works on Paper II at the Danese Gallery (both 2011), Abstraction Revisited at the Chelsea Museum of Art (2010), and Winter Salon at the Bjorn Ressle Gallery (2010). Storr was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1990 to 2002, commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, and has been Dean of the School of Art at Yale University since 2006. Shown at the right: Gerard Mossé, Vellum Painting.

Lorna Libert at Simon Mace in Port Townsend

simonmace Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, celebrates their first solo show, “Relics,” with a gallery walk reception on Saturday, April 7th from 5:30 to 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 is her first show in Port Townsend. The show ends Monday, April 30th.

“Flights of Fancy” opens April 7 at Brackenwood

brackenwood “Flights of Fancy", opens with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm on April 7 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island. This traditional month of rebirth brings together artists Janie Cribbs and Sara Saltee in a show filled with flight, color, humor and a touch of whimsy.

First Thursday Seattle April 5, 2012

artxchange The April exhibit from 5-8pm at the ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue South,  offers an artistic perspective on the themes of Earth Day/Week in April. “Where We Meet: Encountering Nature explores multiple facets of the human relationship with nature; the ways we interact through reverential, balancing, or destructive actions. Four artists from China, Korea, Japan, and the USA, express and document these relationships through artistic processes. Artists exhibited are Wang Jiang, Yuko Ishii, Gillchun Koh, and Jane Alden Stevens. An artist talk by Gillchun Koh, visiting from South Korea, is schedules for April 21 at 3pm. Shown :Song of a Tree Swallow by Yuko Ishii.


Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora Street, opens from 5-8pm on First Thursday to help celebrate the publication of “Ink on Paper, “ a major catalogue reflecting the quality and diversity of 25 years of print art by selected Cornish alumni. “Ink on Paper” is published by Cornish College of the Arts  and produced by Marquand Books, Seattle. Copies will be on sale that evening. Selected works are on view at the gallery through the end of April.


cullomRefable” — graphic works Inspired by Jacob Lawrence and His Renditions of Aesop’s Fables opens at the Cullom Gallery, 603 South Main Street, from 6-8pm. Curated by Robert Hardgrave, the exhibit features several notable northwest artists as they take on making work based on Lawrence’s classic renditions of Aesop’s Fables.”Refable is part of the three-exhibit series “Hatchings.” Shown at the right: The Angler and the Fish by Peter Taylor.


foster On view through April 28 at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., is Casey McGlynn’s “Manchild” and Rachel Denny’s “Works of Nature.” McGlynn’s latest body of work focuses on what may be his biggest milestone yet, fatherhood. Denny combines the familiar comfort of an old sweater with wilds of nature, emphasizing our need to anthropomorphize just about anything. Shown at the left by Casey McGlynn.


“Structure and Re-Structure” – Ronald Hall opens at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., from 5-8pm. The paintings and images in this show are inspired by Ronald’s recent studies and ongoing interests in the landscapes and living structures of classic plantation homes of the Antebellum South.


Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S., opens a solo exhibition by multimedia installation artist Britta Johnson from 6-8pm. Titled,The Hover, the artwork is a series of looping, stop-motion animated videos shot in different outdoor locations in Washington State.


kucera The first Seattle solo exhibition of San Francisco artist and curator, Brion Nuda Rosch opens at the Greg Kucera Gallery from 6-8pm. The work encompasses several series of sculptures and collages that interact conceptually with each other. A talk by the artist will be April 5 at 5pm.  Showing concurrently is Joseph Goldberg’s “FOCUS: Boxes and Paintings.” This is the fourth Kucera show for Goldberg, who will exhibit several three-dimensional box sculptures. Shown at the right: Large Form Over by Brion Nuda Rosch.


From 5-8pm the Juan Alonso Studio, 214 1st Avenue South, B15, is having his annual birthday fundraiser for the Arts Corps. All donations are tax deductable.


The Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Peace In,” featuring  music and sculpture by Wynne Greenwood. “Peace In” is also a commitment to finding out if, where and how peace exists in a situation, implying the question, “Is there peace in here?”


lisa harris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Trust:Truth,” an exhibition featuring the acrylics and monotypes by Kim Osgood. Osgood’s new body of work focuses on beauty and clarity with an underlying theme that time is fleeting and no moment can be reproduced. She highlights familiar, everyday subjects that are too often ignored and presents them in a manner that invites closer inspection. Her work has been exhibited regularly in the Pacific Northwest since 1985. Major collections include the University of Washington Medical Center, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts of Portland Art Museum, Oregon Health Sciences University, Swedish Hospital and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Shown at the left: Flying Over.


mia M.I.A. Gallery, 1203 A. Second Avenue,  opens from 6-8pm  with “The Great Vision,” an exhibition dedicated to photographer Delphine Diaw Diallo, on view through May 12. The show features over twenty photographs taken in the Crow Country, Montana. Diallo shoots ceremonial gatherings in which Crow members celebrate their culture and heritage. One of her photos is at the right.


From 5-8pm the Paper Hammer Gallery , 1400 Second Avenue at Union,  celebrates the publication of Ink on Paper, the exhibition catalogue for the Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection published by Cornish College of the Arts  and produced by Marquand Books. . The Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection is made up of original prints chosen from among the best work produced at Cornish. Selected works from the catalogue will be on display through the month of April.


patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is hosting an exhibition of recent acrylic paintings on aluminum by Jerri Lisk from April 5th to 30th. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, April 5th from 6-8pm in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.Inspired by the terrain experienced in her diverse travels, Lisk never leaves home without her sketch book & camera, and once back in her studio she interprets what she has experienced into paintings of vibrant color.Shown at the left: Back Track.

Pratt Fine Arts Center Tashiro-Kaplan Gallery, 306 South Washington,  presents “White Shadows,” an exhibition featuring work by Anna-Karin Johansson and Armelle Bouchet O’Neill. Using light as the starting point of inspiration, the artists create a symbiotic space for delicate glass sculpture and site-specific installation. The exhibition will be on view at the Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios through April 28.


Opening from 5-8pm at the PUNCH Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, is Matt Johnson’s “People, Places and Patterns.” Johnson’s exhibit "backsup" his memories in paint, not pixels, in an attempt to safeguard against them being taken from him again since he experienced a stolen cell  phone with all his images on it.


stonington Stonington Gallery, 119 South Jackson Street,  opens from 6-8pm with a selection of works by artists who pay homage to the deep power of black and the cleansing peace of red and the power they invoke. Red and black are utilized by tribal artists up and down the Northwest Coast, both in secret ceremony and in the most modern of designs. Black pigment—the background to most formline painting—was traditionally derived from grinding black iron oxide, or from charring animal bones. Red pigment—used for the inner details of figures—came from hematite, vermillion or red lead. These pigments were then mixed with salmon egg oil to produce a durable paint that found its way onto wood, stone and metal objects. Shown at the right: Battle of Seattle-1856 (detail) by Sheldon Skillie (Haida/Lakota). The show is on view through April 29.

traversea On view through May 13 and opening on April 5 from 5-8pm at Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, is Preston Singletary’s “Confluence.”  Singletary developed his talents as a glassblower working with Seattle area artists, Benjamin Moore and Dante Marioni. Over the past twenty years his career has taken him to the Kosta Boda glass factory in Sweden and the hot shops of Lino Tagliapietra, Checco Ongaro, and Pino Signoretto in Murano. Also showing is “Diving Within,” Marsha Blaker-DeSomma’s new work composed of hundreds of thick disks of glass. Shown at the left: Shadow, blown, cut and fused glass by Marsha Blaker-DeSomma.

Shaw Osha’s “backscatter” at South Seattle Community College

southseattle South Seattle Community College Gallery, 6000 16th Avenue, SW in Seattle,   is showing Shaw Osha’s exhibition “backscatter” through May 2. The show combines painting, photography and video to explore the condition of commuting, buoyancy, and the weather. A talk by the artist and a reception are scheduled for April 12 from 1:30-3pm.

“Things From the Wood Pile” at Artwood

artwood The Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, says, “Every woodworker has a “wood pile”. It is not the kind that you take to the wood stove and burn, it is layers and layers of stacked wood that is drying and curing so it can be used to make some wonderful item. The woodworkers of Artwood create their unique pieces out of many, many different woods. So for the month of April, we are featuring the pieces of over 30 different kinds of hardwoods, and some soft woods so you can see what is possible and where it all begins.”

New works by Martha Brouwer and Anne Schreivogl open March 31 at Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland

howard Meet Martha Brouwer and Anne Schreivogl on March 31 at 6pm for the preview of their new show, “Simple Pleasures and Fanciful Daydreams” at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. Shown: Buzz of Activity by Anne Schreivogl.

Eileen Sorg’s “The Power of Self Esteem” at Cole

cole “The Power of Self Esteem, a new collection of colored pencil originals by nationally-acclaimed Eileen Sorg will be on view at the Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Avenue S. in Edmonds, from March 31 through April 29. Join the artist at the gallery on April 19 from 5-8pm for champagne and desert.  Shown: See No Evil.

“Clay? IV” at Kirkland Arts Center through May 19

kirkland Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street, presents the fourth installment of its biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, “Clay? IV”, in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts  (NCECA) 46th annual conference in Seattle. The exhibition explores the versatility of clay as a medium of expression. Showcasing a range of sizes, scales, subject matter, and techniques, the artwork is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and to the future of the field. Includes are works by artists residing in Korea and twelve US states, including California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Jurors are Doug Jeck, Akio Takamori and Jamie Walker. The reception for the artists is March 30 from 5-9pm.

Matthew Clifford Green at the Hedreen Gallery

The Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center for the Arts at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, opens an exhibition by Matthew Green in a reception tonight from 5-9pm. His work ranges from painting to performance and artistic urges used to stimulate real disruptions, in galleries and outside of them. The artist invites the public as well as National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference participants to join him in glazing several hundred circular eyes before they are kiln fired and displayed in the gallery.

More NCECA exhibitions throughout the city

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., is showing “Beyond Borders,” a group exhibit by 22 artists based in countries including Wales, England, Ireland, Australia, Lebanon, Korea, and the US, displaying a wide range of innovative practices in ceramics. Each artist’s work pushes beyond borders of tradition, culture, or technique. Shown: Red Riding Hood by Ingrid Murphy.


bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is holding a special artist reception on March 28 from 3-5pm to correspond with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The March exhibition, “Reid Ozaki and Company, “ also includes  Matt Allison, Dave Davison, Kazumi Divens-Cogez, Rowena Forde, Anthony Gaudino, Herb Hallberg, Sue Hudacek, Richard Mahaffey, Kate Packard, Jill Rohrbaugh, Rebecca Smart, Munemitsu Taguchi, Charles Thomas, Susan Thompson, Erin McCoy, Mac Ward, and Jade Winchester. Shown at the left: Reid Ozaki, Wood-fired Vessel.


{far4},  1020 1st Ave, opens from 6-9pm March 27 with a champagne reception hosting Seattle-based ceramic artists and designers held in honor of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference held in Seattle this week.


foster Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is showcasing two large installation pieces for the NCECA conference.. The artist is Shay Church. Shown at the left is the installation in progress.


friesen Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art , 1210 2nd Avenue in Seattle is showing three ceramic exhibitions in collaboration with Ferrin Gallery and in conjunction with the 46th annual NCECA Conference (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). Featured is Christa Assad’s “Re-Objectification and Jason Walker’s “Blind Admiration.”  The opening reception will be March 29 from 5-8pm, and the show will continue through April 12. Shown at the right: Jason Walker SWIMMING IN FIRE.


gunnar Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is showing the work of Seattle ceramic artist Randolf Silver. Silver is a member of NCECA   (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts ) which is holding its 2012 conference in Seattle this week, "On the Edge". The gallery will host an  opening reception on March 29th in coordination with the Bellevue Arts Museum  and other showrooms hosting NCECA  artists. Shown: Crude by Randolph Silver.


nwwoodworkers Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle, is hosting a juried exhibition of ceramic works by the artists of Northwest Designer Craftsmen. The show is held in conjunction with ‘On the Edge’ the 46th annual meeting of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts held  March 28 – 31, 2012. The opening night reception is Thursday March 29 from 6-9pm.


In conjunction with the 46th Annual NCECA Conference taking place in Seattle March 28-31, the Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Ave South is showing “DUPED!” Young artists from the Seattle area have been paired up and asked to collaborate on a piece that examines the theme of duplicity. The opening is March 28. 


design center “A Show of Heads II,” new works by: Doug Jeck, Judy Fox, Cristina Cordova, Tip Toland, Arthur Gonzalez, Tom Bartel, Roxanne Jackson, Thaddeus Erdahl, Tanya Batura, and Jacob Foran, is on view  through March 31 at the Seattle Design Center at 5701 6th. Avenue S., Suite 292. A special reception will be March 31 from 6-9pm. The exhibition is held on the occasion of the 46th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.


“Mindscapes, Sculpture by Jacob Foran” concurrently held with the conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, is on view at the Seattle Design Center  in Suite 268A, is on view through March 31. A reception in honor of the exhibition will be on March 30 from 6-9pm.


The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island, has an exhibition of wood-fired ceramics in conjunction with the NCECA conference featuring the work of  John Neely and Dan Murphy. The reception is on March 28 from 3-5pm.

Calendar of special events

March 26 – April 1

All this week you’ll be reading about special receptions for,” On the Edge,” the 46th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts aka NCECA. Thousands of artists and art patrons will pour into Seattle from places near and far. Technically, the conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center located at 800 Convention Place, starts on March 28 and ends on March 31. For a complete list of venues, I strongly suggest you click on one of the above links as there are just too many to list here. Watch this blog every day for special openings for ceramic shows at nearly ever single gallery in Seattle and in the surrounding Puget Sound towns.There will be an exhibition on the sixth floor in the convention center as well. The opening reception is March 27 at 6:30pm.


March 30-April 1

Best of the Northwest Spring 2012. Art & Fine Craft Show. Magnuson Park, Hangar 30 in Seattle, 10am-6pm. For more information visit

Ceramic exhibit showcases the feminine at Gage Academy

gage Tip Toland, Christyl Boger, Lisa Clague, Cristina Cordova, Adrian Arleo, Anne Drew Potter, Kathleen Skeels, Aisha Harrison and Christine Golden showcase the female figure as a vehicle to explore the personal nuances of the feminine in an exhibition called “The Making of the Realm of the Feminine: Interior Edge” at the Gage Academy of Art, in the Steele Gallery at 1501 10th Avenue East in Seattle. On view from March 27 through April 13, the opening reception takes place on March 30 from 6-8pm. Guest curator Christine Golden describes how the artists were chosen for the Steele Gallery exhibition and elaborates on the concept of the Interior Edge in a lecture on March 30 at 7pm.