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John Robbins’ exhibit opening March 5 at Smith & Vallee

Opening from 5-8pm  on March 5 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is new work by Edison artist John Robbins. His latest body of work is entirely made up of portraits, and although the subject matter stays the same, each work is intrinsically distinct. Robbins has been showing in the Northwest for over 40 years with exhibitions in Seattle as well as closer to his home in Skagit Valley.The show runs for the month of March.

Gail Weir and Cary Ann Hamer open March 5 at Brackenwood

brackenwoodjpg Oil painter Gail Weir and Textile artist Cary Ann Hamer open “in A Feast for the Eyes” at the Brackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley, in a reception on March 5 from 5-7pm. The show is on view through March 28. Weir’s paintings evoke memories of a time gone by where canned food and grazing farm animals were part of the daily scene for most people. Hamer’s wearable art is dyed with natural dyes and also captures a bit of nature. This series particularly was influenced by Spring walks thru local forests on Whidbey Island where she now lives. Shown: Sheep by Gail Weir.

Kent Lovelace at Howard/Mandville Gallery through March 20

howardLovelace_Charmoy Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, presents Kent Lovelace’s “The Borgogne Paintings”  through March 20. This solo show of new oil paintings on copper was inspired by Lovelace’s recent travels to the Borgogne region of France. The preview and artist reception is Saturday, March 5th from 6-8pm . Also on view  is work by new gallery artists Renato Muccillo and Kim Matthews Wheaton. Shown: Charmoy by Kent Lovelace.

Currently on view

Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South  in Edmonds, is featuring a new artist to the gallery, Lisa Lamoreaux, during the month of March. An opening reception is scheduled for March 17 from 5-8pm.


Alonso_Aqua_11 The Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North in Seattle, is currently showing new work by Juan Alonso, Dina Barzel, Gail Grinnell, Anne Hirondelle, Anna McKee, and Bradd Skubinna. The opening reception is March 6 from 2-4pm, and the show runs through March 27. Shown: Juan Alonso, Aqua 1.

“Open Space,”  works suggesting open vistas by Karin Schminke is on view at the Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue North. The show runs through April  12.


Winston Wachter Fine Art , 203 Dexter Avenue North, is featuring dual  exhibits through April 21. On view are “Passages” by Peter Waite and “Point in Time” by Ann Gardner. Waite paints each work on several flat, flexible panels that are then lined up and affixed directly to the wall. Gardner is known for her unique sculptures that use hand cut, tinted and etched glass to create elegant mosaic-covered forms that challenge the physical boundaries of the medium.

First Friday openings March 4, 2011

anchorart Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens from 6-9pm during the Anacortes Art Walk with “traces,” Jasmine Valandani’s installation and works on paper. The work includes layered traceries in transparent media creating subtle spaces that embrace the tenuous and transient. In the back gallery space, Clarity Miller will exhibit suspended soft sculptural forms and forms mounted on the wall.


bainjpg In March, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, turns the spotlight ,during an opening reception from 6-8pm, on five artists who have mastered their materials. They work in fiber, ceramics, painting, sheet metal, or steel, and each artist tells a story, evokes a time and place, or makes an idea tangible. The artists are Barbara Wilson (painting), Mark Horiuchi (ceramics), Don MacLane (kinetic sculpture), Shane Miller, (photoetched assemblage), and Caroline Cooley Browne (textiles). On March 5 from 1-3pm Barbara Wilson will demonstrate painting with the IPad. Shown at the right: Barbara Wilson, Man on the Ferry.

blauback Blaubak Gallery of Modern Art,  168 Lake Street South in Kirkland, features a spring exhibit featuring the work of eight artists including Margot Bird’s contemporary paintings in a reception from 6-9pm. The show runs through March 28. Shown at the left: Purple Triangles by Margot Bird.


Laurie Potter’s new acrylic on panel, and pastel, paintings will be featured in a show called “Viewpoint” at Honey Salon ,  310 W. Holly in Bellingham, through March 31. The opening reception is from 6-9pm.


islandgal “Curt Labitzke: Expressions, New Prints and Paintings” opens at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, in a reception from 6-8pm. The show runs through March 31.

First Thursday Seattle opening receptions March 3, 2011

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Red” featuring the work of Humaira Abid. Abid explores this contrast of meaning in carved wood sculpture and contemporary miniature painting. An exploration of personal life and womens’ roles in social/religious culture also becomes a metaphor for the current situation of Pakistan. The artist will  give a talk about her work and an introduction to  contemporary art in Pakistan on April 16 from 12 – 3pm.

Catherine Person Gallery,  319 3rd. Avenue S., is featuring “Contained,” featuring Seattle artists Rachel Illingworth, Chris Haddad and Kim Van Someren. The exhibit showcases the imaginative quality of the artists’ works, all of which takes the familiar and alters it, showing the elements of architecture, geometry and cultural artifacts as seen through the artists’ individual creative processes. The show runs through April 2.

The struggle between old and new in the back alleys of Seattle opens in a reception from 5-8pm at Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Place South , and runs through April 2.

“Fresh Paint,” featuring new paintings by Tyson Anthony Roberts, opens at the Corridor Gallery, 306 S. Washington, from 5-9pm.

cullom Cullom Gallery,  603 S. Main Street,  opens from 6-8pm with the work of Seattle artist, Mugi Takei.  The exhibit, running March 3 – April 16, features over one hundred small-scale watercolor, gouache, and pencil drawings and several short stop-motion films. The exhibition title, I Waited a Long Time For You, references the confessional, sometimes lengthy, titles Takei frequently gives her drawings. Shown at the right: There’s something about you in white underwears.

davidson Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens a dual exhibit from 6-8pm. Northwest artist Dion Pickering Zwirner presents her most recent paintings on canvas and paper. The exhibition includes work in a variety of sizes and is fully documented with an illustrated catalog and essay by Lyn Smallwood. Portland artist Hibiki Miyazaki’s second solo exhibition at Davidson Galleries features eight recent intaglio prints and four drawings. The shows run through April 2. Shown at the left: Hesperides by Dion Pickering Zwirner.

“Licht Und Blindheit,” a solo exhibition of new work by Seattle painter Mike Wagner opens from 5-9pm at the Flat Color Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., and runs through March 31. Opening at the gallery on March 5, in a special reception from 6-10pm, is “Sidekicks & Henchmen 2,” a comic book themed art show.

Bonifacho_The Messsage Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South, opens “In Nucleo,” Bratsa Bonifacho’s shift to swaths of color mimicking newspaper clippings and the dying print world, in a reception on First Thursday. The show runs through March 31. Bonifacho has been exhibiting in Europe since 1964 and in Canada and the US since the 1970s. He has exhibited with Foster/White since 2004. Shown at the right: The Message.

Opening from  6-8pm at Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue South, is “Dislocations/Relocations:  Sally Ketcham and Roger Shurtleff,” prints, mixed media and paintings by Sally Ketcham and Roger Shurtleff’s encaustics and mixed media sculptures. The exhibition is on view through April 2.

galleryima Gallery IMA, 123 South Jackson Street, opens “A Pattern of Warmth: Artists Rugs and Related Works,” curated by Layne Goldsmith, in a reception from 6-8pm. Hand-knotted Tibetan wool rugs, designed by number of talented artists, will be displayed alongside original mixed media works. Artists participating in this exhibition include Phillip Baldwin, Koren Christofides, Layne Goldsmith, Karen Guzak, Alan Corkery Hahn, Rock Hushka, Fay Jones, Joonwon Lee, Deborah Mersky, Laura Sindell, Margot Voorhies Thompson and Jean Whitesavage. The show continues until April 2.

Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place, opens in a reception from 6-8m  with Seattle-based painter James Cicatko in a solo exhibition titled, Conversations with Messerschmidt. “ The exhibit features 5 large-scale graphite drawings from Cicatko’s ambitious series of ongoing artworks focused on the Character Heads of the obscure, but fascinating, 18th century sculptor Franz Messerschmidt.

gregkucera Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue South, opens from 6-8pm with dual exhibits featuring Joseph Goldberg’s “Paintings” and Kerry James Marshall’s “Recent Etchings.” Many of the paintings in the Goldberg exhibit  reflect his interest and attraction to nature. The night sky, the snow covered clearing and the flight of a bird of prey are reduced to their barest elements, filtered through Goldberg’s interests in Minimalist painting. In “Recent Etchings,” Marshall transposes motifs and genres from Rococo and Romantic painting to historical portraiture, mixing them with the signs and symbols of contemporary Black culture. Shown at the right: Storm by Joseph Goldberg.

Elena del Rivero will be the seventh artist to take part in  “Has Art?, a twelve-part series of exhibitions inaugurating Lawrimore Project’s new space at 117 South Main Street. Running through April 2, the opening reception for the exhibit takes place from 5-8pm.  Elena del Rivero joins Isaac Layman, Jeremy Shaw, Bert Rodriguez, Wynne Greenwood, Carolina Silva and Cris Bruch in this ever-evolving exhibition.

lisaharris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  opens from 6-8pm in a reception for Lisan Jo Nazarenus’ paintings, “So Long Day, So  Long Night.” These slightly surreal, narrative landscapes contrast the enduring power of nature with our temporal, fragile existence. The artist’s work has been utilized by such organizations such as Seattle Opera, ACT Theatre, Seattle Opera, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. Shown at the left: Always Alone, Never Alone.

patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue,  is  showcasing an exhibition of recent oil on canvas paintings by artist Barry Masteller  through April 4th. A reception for the artist will be held on  from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in conjunction with First Thursday’s Artwalk. The exhibition includes a specially curated selection of works from Masteller’s series of Earth and Sky, Natural Occurrence, Time & Place and The Woods.  Masteller’s paintings can be found internationally in both private and corporate collections. He has exhibited in several museums including the Newport Harbor Art Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art. In 1998 the artist was honored to be included in a retrospect of California painters at the La Mirada Museum in Monterey, California and in 2006 was featured in a solo exhibition of new paintings at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, California. Shown at the right: Earth and Sky 610.

Pratt Fine Arts Center is showing “Her Majesty,” a solo exhibition featuring new sculptural work by Rachel Rader, which will be on display at the Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios , 312 South Washington Street, Studio 1A, through  April 1. Rader explores beauty in excess through an enticing fantasy world featuring an installation of sculpture: decadent cakes, sparkling jewels, and finery fit for a queen. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.

“Playing House,” the ceramic work of Sarah Haven depicting her struggle to come to grips with the increasingly deafening tic-tock of her biological clock, opens at the Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, in a reception from 5-8pm. The show runs through April 2.

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, is showing Ted Hiebert’s “Werewolf Stories,” photographs from an ongoing self-portrait project, taken while interacting with a wolf skin and illuminated predominantly with black light. The opening reception  is from 5-8pm. Hiebert is a Canadian visual artist and theorist and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Washington Bothell. His work has been exhibited and published widely, most recently at the Digital Art Weeks festival in Xi’an (China).

traver seattle New exhibitions by long-time Traver artists, Charlie Parriott and Hiroshi Yamano are featured in a First Thursday reception at the Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, from  5-8pm.  Parriott presents a series of clear, figurative, leaded glass windows. Reminiscent of church windows that depict biblical stories and saints, these screens play host to a more foreboding and contemporary cast of characters. Yamano’s Scene of Japan extends his “From East to West” series, continuing an exploration of the influences the East and West have on one another. The shows run through April 2. Shown at the left: Little Orphan Army Windows by Charlie Parriott.

Round Circles opens at the Sandpiper Gallery in Tacoma

“Round Circles,” an exhibit featuring paintings by J. Neils Harvey and bead sculptors by Indian Owen, is on view at the Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 N. 30th. Street in Old Town Tacoma, through March 26. Indian Owen Griffin has been beading for 40 years (OMG), and just recently added wirework to her vignettes. J. Neils Harvey’s work is inspired by the pointillist paintings of Georges Seurat.

Italy through James Moore’s brush at Insights Gallery

insights James Moore is showing his images of Italy at Insights Gallery, 604 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, through March 24. The artist says, “ For me, this show is a travelogue; it’s my portrait of Italy-at least the region I visited last year during an arts expedition to Torgiano, Umbria with the Pacific Northwest Art School.” Shown: Ciao Bella.

Sisko Gallery introduces Robert Nelson

sisko Opening in a reception from 5-8pm tonight at the Sisko Gallery, 3126 Elliott Avenue in Seattle, is a show introducing Robert Nelson. Nelson uses dreamlike associations of elements in his pictures to suggest that while he uses realism as a point of departure, the expression is not on the surface of the picture, but somewhere behind the curtain of the viewer’s imagination. Shown: Joan of Arc.

Mavi Contemporary showing Two Kings and One Prince

mavibmp Mavi Contemporary Art, 502 Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, is showing “Two Kings and One Prince,” new work by William Turner, William Quinn and Christopher Mathie in a reception tonight from 5-9pm. Also on view is work by new gallery artist Michael Croman. Shown: Meditation Window I by Christopher Mathie.

Michele Usibelli opening at Cole Gallery

cole Opening in a champagne reception from 5-8pm at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue South in Edmonds, is a show featuring new works by Michele Usibelli. The show will feature a variety of subjects from the chef’s kitchen to quaint European settings. Shown: Salty Treasures.

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.