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Brackenwood Gallery asks “What is Art?”

brackenwood A multi-media group show called “What is Art?” opens October 1 from 5-7pm at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley.  The show, which runs through October 31, features Robbie Cribbs, Sharon Shoemaker and Michel Tsouris who have been asking themselves and others for the past year “What is Art?”. They have captured their discoveries in video, photography, drawings and etchings. Small video screens will play their various videos throughout the gallery. Show by Robbie Cribbs.

Rock, paper, scissors at the Columbia City Gallery

Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Avenue South,  is hosting “rock paper scissors,” its Sixth Annual Juried Exhibit through November 20. Jurors for the exhibit are Dan Corson (Artist and Seattle Arts Commissioner), Deborah Paine (Curator and Collections Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs), and Barbara Earl Thomas (Artist and Executive Director, Northwest African American Museum). Exhibit winners will be announced at the Artists’ Reception & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 5-8pm. The Awards Ceremony starts at 6:30 and is free and open to the public.

Last Friday of the month at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnarn Jewelry designers, Martin Kneeland and Brit-Simone Sutter preview their newest collection of locally hand-crafted jewelry in gold, silver, pearls, gems and diamonds in a Last Friday celebration from 5-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Also on view is art by Dan Larsen. Vinosus Jewelry is a regular Last Friday event at the gallery complete with adult liquid refreshment.

Special Tintin collectible event coming to Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts September 30 – October 9

crackerjack A Tintin Extravaganza will take place at Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th #212 in the Wallingford District of Seattle from September 30 through October 9. On view will be a special collection of licensed Tintin limited edition prints, resin sculptures, new books and more. The opening reception is on September 30 from 5-8pm. On October 8 from 11am-4pm the gallery is hosting a special Tintin party and encourages all to come dressed as your favorite Tintin character.  Tintin is a series of books that first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children’s supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle in January 1929 and enjoyed immediate world-wide success as it was translated into other languages. More recently Tintin mania swept a Belgian auction house in May 2009 with almost 600 lots associated with Hergé, creator of the famous cartoon reporter, breaking national and world sales records, an expert said. The Steven Spielberg movie, “The Adventures of Tintin,” is to be released in theatres December 23.

C.J. Marin resin exhibition September 30 – October 31

Lopez Island artist C. J. Marin’s new work, “Resin—The New Canvas,”  consisting of 25 pieces, is featured at 1200 Western Avenue in Seattle  from September 30 through October 31. Marin developed a process that allows the artist to paint on both sides of the material, so resin sheets are now her new canvas. An opening reception is scheduled for September 29 from 6:30-8:30PM.

Recycled Art at artEast in Issaquah

arteast Friday, Sept. 30, 6-9pm at artEAST Art Center , 95 Front St. N, in Issaquah, join the gallery in the opening reception to see how a group of artists transformed ordinary objects destined for the landfill into works of art in the exhibit,”RecyclART: Reduce, Reuse, Rethink!” The show runs through October 30.

Tatiana Garmendia debuts at M. Rosetta Hunter

Local artist Tatiana Garmendia will debut seven huge drawings funded by an Artist Trust Fellowship on Monday, September 26 at the M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery in Seattle. Central’s Fine Arts Faculty features work by Seattle Central Community College art faculty and runs through October 27. The M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery is located at the north end of Seattle Central Community College’s Atrium, in the main building, on the corner of Broadway and Pine at 1701 Broadway.

New shows open at Francine Seders September 25 – 2-4pm

seders Three shows  featured through October 30 at Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue N. open September 25 from 2-4pm.  Photographer Eduardo Calderón and painter/printmaker Juliana Heyne will share the main space in the gallery with travel driving  the work of both artists. Marc Wenet’s small-scale sculptures made from found materials will be on view in the upstairs space. Wenet’s show features eight small wall mounted sculptures made over a four-month period in response to the death of a friend and a trip to the Utah canyon lands. Shown: Juliana Heyne, Lonely Statue

Antique prints at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineimpr This month, in addition to contemporary prints, Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300  Fifth Avenue NE, has a number of new antique prints on view in the gallery and on  the “New in the Gallery” page of their website. Shown is a 500-year-old woodcut, a page from the Allegory of Aeneid, illustrated by Johann Gruninger, printed in 1502. You can see it in more detail on the website.

The New Mystery Jewelry at Sandpiper Gallery

Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 N.30th. Street in Old Town Tacoma, opens “The New Mystery Jewelry” on September 17 in a reception from 2-5pm. The show, a one-person show of body adornment by sculptor Lynn Di Nino, runs through October 21.

Unintended art happens at Prographica

prographica A group show featuring Sally Cleveland, Kim Frohsin, Ann Gale, Philip Govedare, Randy Hayes, Jim Holl, and Tim Lowly opens at Prographica Fine Works on Paper, 3419 East Denny Way, in a reception September 17 from 2-4pm. The show, “Studies: Preparatory Works That Stand Alone,”  presents drawings, photographs, and paintings that artists have made in preparation for other (presumably definitive) pieces – studies that sometimes become unintended works of art. All artists recognize this phenomenon: sometimes art just happens, and when it does, it’s a welcome event. The show runs through October 22. Shown: Sally Cleveland, Prophet’s Sleeve.

Mother and daughter impressionists at Cole Gallery

cole Mother and daughter artists Susan and Jennifer Diehl two nationally-known impressionist painters are showing their latest works together in a show at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue in Edmonds. Live music from the Celtic folk band, “Acoustic Cadence,” will entertain during the champagne opening for the artists on September 17 from 6:30-8:30pm. Shown: Warm and Cozy by Susan Diehl.

Dual exhibits open at Traver Gallery Tacoma September 17

travertac Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E Dock Street #100, celebrates dual  exhibits with an artists’ reception September 17 from 4-7pm. On view is Randy Walker’s “Revolve” and “Animal Spirit: Felines and Canines” featuring works by Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen. Shown by Randy Walker.

Extasia showcased at Crackerjack until September 20

crackerjack The Extasia Jewelry Collection is on view in a special  exhibition at Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. #212, through September 20.

Masters Behind the Lens on view at Woodside/Braseth

woodside “Masters Behind the Lens,”  important works by Ansel Adams & Johsel Namkung, opens at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 2101 9th. Avenue at Lenora in Seattle, September 15 from 5:30-8:30pm. The show is on view through October 15.  Shown: Clearing Winter Storm by Ansel Adams.