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Realists and abstraction at Prographica opens today

photographia Prographica Fine Works on Paper 3419 East Denny Way, opens “Hearing the Backbeat: Realists and Abstraction” on February 12 in a reception from 2-5pm. Norman Lundin, in association with Francine Seders Gallery, will present five artists who are considered realists, but whose work in this show reflects their emphasis on abstraction. This will be the second show at the new gallery, Prographica Fine Works on Paper. The exhibition continues through March 27.

Galleries with Valentine’s Day ideas

ArtsWest Gallery, 4711 California Avenue SW,  is celebrating with a one-day jewelry show on February 13 from 11am – 3pm.

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. Street, is having a special Valentie cardmaking session in two 1.5 hour segments from 1 – 4pm on February 12.


Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way, has an array of art jewelry on display on February 11 from 5-8pm and on February 12 from 1-4pm.


howard Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, wants you to “think outside the box” and take a look at romantic art. Two of the artists featured in the show  are sweethearts themselves, Anne Schreivogl and Alfred Currier. Shown at the left: Hot Salsa by Thad Markham.

Female tribute opens at Bherd Studios Gallery tonight

bherd “XX” a tribute to the female chromosomes featuring an all female line-up of six urban contemporary PNW artists: 179, Jenn Brisson, Sly Cooley, Tessa Hulls, Devon Urquhart and Redd Walitzki, opens at the Bherd Studios Gallery, 8537 Greenwood Avenue N. on February 11 from 6-10pm. The show, which runs through March 4, attempts to provoke thoughtful introspection into social mores & hierarchy; beauty, fashion & consumption; and humanity from a woman’s point of view.

Show of Hearts at Twilight Artist Collective opens February 10

twilight “Show of Hearts,” featuring the sculpture of Lisa Geertsen, opens at the Twilight Artist Collective, 4306 SW Alaska Street in Seattle, on February 10 from 6-9pm and runs through March 6. Geertsen explores the heart, creating a series of wall hanging sculptures that each involve anatomical hearts.

Waterworks Gallery features special Valentine show

waterworks Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, is featuring a special Valentine show fro February 10 – 14 On view is new artisan jewelry by Tana Acton, Lexi Bec, Dianne Coe, Kathleen Faulkner, James Minson and Tina Finneran. Pieces shown by Diane Coe.

Joel Patience shows watercolors at Bank of America

joelpatience Joel Patience, represented by Semantics Gallery in Edmonds, is showing “Original Watercolors of Italy” at the Bank of America, located at 306 Main Street in Edmonds. The show runs through June 17.

East Meets West opens at Gunnar Nordstrom February 9

gunnar “East Meets West,” paintings by two prominent painters from the Guan Shanyue Art Museum of Shenzhen China, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way, on February 9 from 6-9pm . The artists, Wen Zhenfei and Chen Xiangbo, both have over 20 years experience as museum quality painters in China and will be in attendance for the opening. Shown by Wen Zhenfei.

No two pieces alike at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Street in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham is featuring a variety of teapots for the month of February all with one function and endless interpretations. The group show represents fifty artists.

Clarke & Clarke opens treasures to the public

clarke Clark & Clarke Art + Artifacts is scheduling a special preview of their museum-quality collection from galleries in Seattle, Santa Fe and Scottsdale on Feburary 5 and 6 from 11am until 6pm. This is the first time the warehouse, located at  2709 152nd Avenue NE Bldg 6 in Bellevue/Redmond, has been opened to the public and will usher in new twice monthly market days on the first and the third weekends.

Howard/Mandville introduces seven new artists

howardmandville In a reception on February 5 from 6-8pm, the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Parklane in Kirkland, will introduce seven new artists to the gallery: Larry Bracegirdle, Sydney Brown, Alfred Currier, Renato Muccillo, Timothy Norman, Anne Schreivogl & Kim Matthews Wheaton. Their show will continue through February 27. Shown: Midget Submarines by Alfred Currier.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Fine Impressions

fineimpress Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with fine prints from masters. Shown: Marc Chagall at the Tokyo Yamagata Nagoya Gunma, Japan, a 1987 lithograph.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

The Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, continues their  2011 Juried Artist series with “Color Theory,” featuring the work of Phillip Hanson, Kat Schneider and Mary Dudley. The public is invited to the opening night celebration at the Allied Arts Gallery and the Downtown Art Walk: Friday February 4th, from 6pm to 10pm. There will be an Exhibit Walk-Thru with the artists from 6:30pm to 7pm on opening night. The exhibition closes February 28.


artEast Collective Works & UpFront Gallery, 95 Front Street in Issaquah, is showing “The Art of Love” with an open house from 11am – 8pm. Also on view are jewelry and wearable art.


bainbridgeart Opening at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, in a reception from 6-8pm, is “Works on Paper: Pam Galvani, Annie Lewis and Suzy Kueckelhan.” Also  on view is the work of Ernest Hilsenberg and “Mixed Nuts,” works by local children in grades K – 12.  The shows run through February 28. Shown at the left:  Mia Cretarolo (fifth grade), Egg on a Plate

Art by Steve Satushek is on view at the Honey Salon at 310 W. Holly in Bellingham. He uses modern technologies and combines them with ageless materials and techniques for a “modern/antique” look. Join the artist on February 4th for his opening and reception from 6-9 PM.


scottmilo Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, is sponsoring an artists’ reception from 6-9pm  for  “Celebration,” a show featuring still life work and outdoor scenes in oil by Joanne Shellan of Kirkland, on view through March 1. Also showing are abstract acrylics by Richard Nash, pastels by Donna Trent and botanical oils by Mira Kamada. Shown at the right:  Red Boots and the Pity Party by Joanne Shellan.


The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, celebrates the Bainbridge First Friday Art Walk with their annual Pro-Am Bread Pudding Bakeoff, all proceeds of which re donated to Helpline House. The event takes place from 6-8pm.


Works on Canvas Gallery, 301 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, opens from 6-10 pm with “Size Still Matters,” a show of large-scale artwork featuring David Ridgway, Joy Olney, Denise Snyder, Steve Satushek, Ruthie V., Laurie Potter, Kat Schneider, James Lourie and Sharon Kingston. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the opening night reception, which coincides with
downtown Bellingham’s First Friday Artwalk.

First Thursday openings February 2011

“Moments of Being” opens at the Angle Gallery from 6-8pm. The group show is located in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square at Third Avenue and Washington Street.


artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., presents artwork by Indian artist Shelly Jyoti and US artist Laura Kina in a range of media including hand-embroidery on khadi fabric, indigo resist dyeing, Sanskrit calligraphy and soft-sculptural installations at a reception from 5-8pm. The show is on view through February 19. Shown at the left: An Indigo Leaf by Shelly Jyoti.


Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Place South, Seattle, opens from 6-9pm with David Hytone and Jim Stoccardo, Painting and Works on Paper, from February 3 through 26.


davidson During the month of February, Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  features the most recent works of Montana sculptor Kate Hunt. These new pieces continue the artist’s exploration of basic materials which are first cut and compressed, then tied and coated, and finally ordered into grids or decorative sconce-like forms. Concurrently, the Antique and Contemporary Print Departments will feature prints by women. The selection of works range in date from the eighteen hundreds to the present and reflect a variety of subjects and techniques by local, national and internationally known artists. The opening is from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: by Kate Hunt.


Flatcolor Gallery,  528 1st Avenue S., opens with artists Skinner, Jesse Reno and Ryan Bubnis to Seattle for "Obsessive Repulsive" on February 3rd from 5-9pm.


“Couplings,” an international juried exhibition opens from 6-8pm at Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S. and runs through February 26. The exhibit interprets the duality of complex personal relationships in a contemporary world.


galleryima New work by Ken Edwards and Alan Corkery Hahn are on view at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street through February 26. The opening is from 6-8pm. Shown at the left by Ken Edwards.


Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S., is featuring sculptor and performance artist Andrew Fallat’s “Echolalia” through February 25. The show opens from 6-8pm. This exhibition features 2 new machines – one (a remake of an earlier design) spins plates; the second skips stones. The fabrication of Fallat’s stone skipping machine was supported with GAP funding from Artist Trust.


gregkucera Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., is featuring Jeffrey Simmons’ “Paintings, Watercolors, and Etchings” and Victoria Haven’s “Hit the North,” through February 19. The gallery is open until 8pm on First Thursday. Simmons’ most recent paintings on canvas continue his pursuit of the illusion of illumination. Haven’s recent work maps the artist’s relationship to abstraction, rock music and the great outdoors. Shown at the right: Daylight Evaporates by Jeffrey Simmons.


lisab Opening from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place South, is Richard Morhouse’s “Ramdom Thoughts.” the gallery has mounted solo exhibitions for Richard Morhous nearly every year since 1987.  His body of work has ranged from his early pastels and oils, to monotypes, and collaged and painted cigar boxes, from watercolors and gouaches, to the acrylics of today.His work may be found in such collections as the Hallie Ford Museum, Microsoft Corporation, City of Portland, Safeco Insurance, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Deloitte Touche. Shown at the left: Boogie Woogie.


Scores, sketches, and small work from sound artist, kinetic sculptor, musician, and composer Trimpin will be featured at Marquand Books Studio/Paper Hammer, 1400 Second Avenue, from 5-8 p.m. during February’s First Thursday Art Walk.


norwfine “Bright Ideas Lighting Show,” opens at Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street ,from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: Dragon Fire by Stephen White.


patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is featuring “Tides and Migration” a new selection of recent works by Paul Brigham. The opening reception will be held Thursday, February 3rd from 6-8 PM and will be on view through February 28th. Evolving from a continuing series, “Tides and Migrations" is new works on canvas that build upon the artist’s inspirations of light, color, abstraction and Japanese art. Shown at the left: Common Loon.


Pratt Fine Arts Center , at Tashiro Kaplan at 312 S. Washington Street,  presents the group exhibition “Introductions: New Instructors Show.” The show features work by new Pratt instructors Curtis Erlinger (painting), Michael Lorefice (diverse disciplines), James Minson (flameworking) and Alair Wells (sculpture). On view through February 25, the opening is from 6-8pm.


Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, opens from 5-8pm with Justin Colt Beckman’s “Moving Target” on view through February 26. Beckman explores his own relationship to the gun and examines the aesthetic appeal as well as the traditional and practical purposes of the lock, stock and barrel.


Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, features “Work,” raw gestural works on canvas, panel and paper by Ruthie V. and “Sticks + Stones,” Daya B. Astor’s continuing them of women supporting women through painting and sculpture. The show opens from 5-9pm and is on view through February 26.

Wendell Brazeau at Francine Seders through February 27

francine seders Brazeau_Still Life A selection of paintings and drawings by Wendell Brazeau (b. 1910, d. 1974) is on view in the main gallery at the Francine Seders Gallery , 6701 Greenwood Avenue North, through February 27. Brazeau is known for his pared-down geometric figure studies and still lifes as well as his eye-popping optical abstractions, and examples of all three will be included in the show. The work ranges in date from 1932 to 1970 with most of the pieces being from the fifties and sixties. Shown: Still Life.

Oasis Art Gallery celebrates sixth anniversary January 23

oasis With their new show entitled “Connectivity,” the Oasis Art Gallery, 3644 Wallingford Avenue in Seattle, celebrates six  years during a special reception from 3-6pm on January 23. Oasis invites all  to enjoy cupcakes by Cupcake Luv’s creations and contribute to Heroes for the Homeless, King County’s efforts to help the homeless stay out of the criminal justice system. Featured artists are Lisa Chancellor, Cra Kennedy, Tina Koyama, Paul Lewing and Aziz Hohammed. The show runs through April 16 Shown: Nothing Gold Can Stay by Lisa Chancellor.