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First Friday show openings around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, kicks off their juried artist series with “Up for Interpretation,” in a reception for the artists on January 7 from 6-10pm during the Bellingham Art Walk. Allied Arts is located at 1418 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham.


Depot Gallery Six basket artists demonstrate their skills at the Depot Art Gallery, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm. Demonstrating artists include Kay Harradine, Vicki Lash, Dorothy McGuinness, Katherine Lewis, Alex Keggan and Margreet de Leeuw. Shown at the left: Katherine Lewis working on a willow basket.


bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts , 151 Winslow Way, is inspired by the moon this month as Julie Simpson and Karin Schminke. Joel Sackett will exhibit photographs of Bainbridge Island farms and crops by moonlight. Other BAC artists have their own vision of the changeable beauty and mystery of the moon. as shown through sculpture, prints, books and paintings. Shown at the right: Julie Simpson, The Hidden Place and the Night Moon. Photo courtesy of the artist. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.


Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street in Kirkland, opens from 6-8:30pm with New York-based Alison Brady and DC-based Sarah Knobel presenting a collaborative photo-media exhibition, titled Over Again, on view from January 8, 2011 through March 3.


Pun( c )tuation, 705A East Pike Street in Seattle, is hosting a reception from 8-11pm for “Icons: Revelations to Revolutions by Keith Murakata.” The show is an exploration of iconography and a radical stripping of clichés. Using cast metals, ceramics, and wood, Keith Murakata flips the eagle and burns the banner of the strangled stars of this hegemonic, struggling thing called America.


scottmilo2 Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens for the First Friday Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm with a variety of work by gallery artists including Diane Ainsworth, Jennifer Bowman, Joel Brock, Randy Dana, Dick Garvey, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones, Dederick Ward and Eric Wiegardt.  Shown at the left: Symmetry by Gary Leake.

First Thursday Art Walk Seattle 2011

artxchange Opening at the ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., from 5-8pm in the main gallery is Indigo, a traveling exhibition shown in major cities throughout India and now coming to the US, January 6 through February 19, 2011. The exhibition presents complementary bodies of 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.Shown at the left: Shelly Jyoti, An Indigo Leaf.


davidsonRedCollage Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue South, opens from 6-8m with the work of three artists new to the gallery: Jennifer Li, Ephraim Rubenstein and Nina Tichava. The three new artists will accompany selections of recent works by gallery artists and newly consigned antique prints. Shown: Branch and Petal/Red, Collage Series by Nina Tichava.


fosterwhite Evan Blackwell’s first solo exhibit with the gallery, Vanishing Perspectives,” opens at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S.. Blackwell’s work is made with collected rearranged and repurpose materials organized into hexagonal spirals. . Shown at the left: Continuous Cities.


frakerscott Featured at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place S., from 5-9pm is “B&W,” cutting edge art in black and white. A special artist’s reception is scheduled for January 22 from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: by Tracy Kay Fraker.


“Printmaking NOW,” an exhibition at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., explores printmaking in the traditional sense and the expanding use of printing using new technologies. Curator, Jodie Nelson, former director of Friesen Galleries  and Contemporary Center of Art Board member, has selected prints for this exhibit with an eye for presenting  printmaking in the contemporary space. Nelson will join the artists for a discussion and reception on January 8 from 6-9pm.


greg Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue South, opens from 6-8pm with exhibits featuring “Paintings, Watercolors, and Etchings” by Jeffrey Simmons and “Hit the North,” work by Victoria Haven produced in collaboration with .PDX Gallery in Portland where the artist will simultaneously show additional related work. An original book by Haven with an essay by Claire Dederer, published by Publication Studio, will be launched at the exhibition opening. A talk with the artists is scheduled at the gallery on January 8 at noon. Shown at the left: No. 7 by Jeffrey Simmons.


Carolina Silva, “Against Gravity (or the Oddity of the Flooded Land),” opens at the Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street, in a reception from 5-8pm. is the fifth installment of a twelve-part series of exhibitions entitled Has Art?  As the solo exhibitions progress, a publication will grow and an idea of a group exhibition will emerge.


lisaharris1 Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is featuring Peter De Lory in “The Falls,”: in a reception for the artist from 6-8pm. De Lory’s latest series examines waterfalls of America, from the Carolinas to California. Most recently he has collaborated on public art projects at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Wenatchee Convention Center, and Longfellow Creek Trail in Seattle. Shown at the right: Multnomah Falls Twilight.


Pratt Gallery, now at 312 South Washington Street, opens from 6-8pm with “made at Pratt, work by participants in Pratt’s Studio rental program. The group show features work created in Pratt’s studios.


Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, presents Previously,” an exhibition of new photographic works by Bill Finger. Combining the narrative world of television crime drama with that of the photographer as "unreliable narrator," each photograph plays along the thin line between fiction, reality and photography.


Rock|DeMent visual art space, 306 S. Washington,  is showing Therese Buchmiller’s first Pacific Northwest solo exhibition, “Attachment | Disorder” opening from 6-9pm. For this exhibition Buchmiller investigates the experience of identity, perception, and memory.


Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, features a new member show in an opening from 5-9pm. The artists are represented by a variety of styles and media including painting, sculpture and photography.


sisko Sisko Gallery, introduces Steve Worthington’s sculpture. Worthington’s objective is to show irony and sophisticated humor in his work.  Shown at the left: Sumo Wrestling Toads.

Cole Gallery in Edmonds featuring Beth Flor’s Winter Warmth

cole From 5-8pm during the Edmonds Art Walk on December 16, Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue in Edmonds, is having a special  hot cider and champagne reception for Beth Flor’s show called “Winter Warmth.” Shown: Awaking to the Light.

Holiday Mirth at Mavi Contemporary Art in Tacoma December 16

mavi Mavi Contemporary Art, 502 6th. Avenue in Tacoma opens “Holiday Mirth featuring Alexis St. John in the Vault and new works by William Turner, William Quinn, Christopher Mathie, Bill Colby, Patricia Williamson & Henry Haneda. A special holiday reception for the show is December 16 from 5-9pm with French ginger cookies and hot buttered rum . Shown: Compassion by Christopher Mathie.

Christopher Mathie’s open studio tour December 11 -12

Christopher Matthie Port Orchard artists Christopher Mathie and Chuck Gumpert  are sponsoring their annual  “Mathie-Gumpert Winter Party & Open Studio” with a party on December 11 from 5-8pm and an Open Studio  on Sunday, December 12 from 12-2pm. Mathie is represented by Gallery Mack in Seattle and Mavi Contemporary Art in Tacoma. Follow the Christopher Mathie Studio link for directions and a ferry schedule. Shown: Compassion II by Christopher Mathie.

National Small Works on view at ArtsWest trough December 24

artswest Through December 24  ArtsWest Gallery , 4711 California Avenue SW in Seattle, features the national small works showcase Neo-Kitsch. Seattle-based artists displaying work in this exhibition include Charles Krafft, Kelly Lyles, Diem Chau, Patricia Ridenour, Marty Gordon, Theresa Neinas, and Deborah Scott. All works of art juried into this show fit the theme of “kitsch with a contemporary twist.” These small works with big attitudes incorporate various styles in unique ways. The artists’ materials range from vinyl records to PEZ® dispensers to recycled materials- turned- misfit dolls.

Holiday group show previews at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnar A holiday group show featuring a selection of gallery artists’ work previews in a special  holiday celebration at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way N.E., on December 8 from 6-8pm. On view are new encaustics by Holly Ballard Martz and Pat Tolle and new paintings by Arlon Rosenoff and Bob Allan with the extended exhibit of "Washington Wines" by Ray Pelley.   The show runs through January 9. Located on the courtyard of the Hyatt Regency Bellevue (with free parking in the garage) the gallery has extended holiday hours through the end of the year to 9:30am to 9:30 pm Mon. – Saturday and from 11am-7pm on Sundays.

First Friday openings around the Sound

anchor Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens from 6-9pm during the Anacortes Holiday Art Walk with “This is Us: Lindsey, Klamser, Roberts & Moe.” Included in the exhibit is work in painting, ceramics, cast and combined media bringing together a complimentary and broad focus in their subject and process.


bainbridge Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is featuring “The Play of Light,” opening in a reception from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge Art Walk. In this group show artists create light, manipulate light, and play with light. Shown at the right: River of Light by Barbara Wilson. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Blaubak Gallery of Modern Art, 168 Lake Street in Kirkland, opens from 6-8pm with newly-completed works by six local artists.


Gasworks Gallery, 3815 4th. Avenue, is having their celebrated holiday benefit for the Northwest Harvest from 8-10pm. The party is free, but the gallery would appreciate all contributions.


Olympic Gallery Custom Framing, 321 W. Railroad Avenue in Shelton, invites all to a holiday party from 5-8pm featuring new work from ten local atists in “Art That Touches the Soul.” The show continues through February 25.


Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way in Winslow, introduces their annual Bainbridge Island Invitational Small Works Show in a reception from 6-8pm.


scott-milo_gallery Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, presents a variety of work featuring gallery artists including Diane Ainsworth, Jennifer Bowman, Joel Brock, Randy Dana, Dick Garvey, Amanda Houston, Lewis Jones and Eric Wiegardt. We also have many new tables, glass pieces, sculptures, purses, turned wood bowls and jewelry in stock. The opening reception with the artists is Friday, December 3 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with the Anacortes Chamber Holiday Artwalk and a second reception on Friday, January 7 from 6 – 9 pm.


“Landed,” an exhibit of works by Bellingham painters James Lourie and Sharon Kingston & Skagit Valley painter and jewelry artist Kathleen Faulkner will be on display at Works on Canvas Gallery December 3 through January 1st. The opening reception with the artists is December 3rd, 6pm to 10 pm during downtown Bellingham’s First Friday Artwalk.  The gallery is located at 301 W Holly Street, M5 in the Bay Street Village Building in downtown Bellingham.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue South, continues “Light!” illuminated sculpture and lighting designs, with five artists who  explore the possibilities of  light as a sculptural element. The show will  be on view from 5-8pm on First Thursday and will  continue through December 31. Shown at the left: Red Tiger Koi Chandelier by Elaine Hanowell.


A monumental exhibition by Northwest painter Linda Davidson opens  at Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Avenue S. in Pioneer Square, in a reception from 6-8pm. In Davidson’s fourth solo show at the gallery, nearly 500 square paintings hang in a grid, creating a massive mosaic replete with a spectrum of luminous colors. The show is on view through January 22.


Flat Color Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with a reception for Baso Fibonacci’s solo exhibition. The show ends December 31.


Darby_Flight ofthePhoenix Twenty-eight Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S.,  artists respond to the title “Olive Branch through drawing sculpture, painting, fiber and glass. This group show develops themes of green: sustainability, nature, hue, and peace. Over eighty works by these artists will be on exhibition through December 24. Shown at the right Flight of the Phoenix by Ben Darby.


In honor of the holiday shopping season, Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue South,  artists present a group exhibition of works no larger than 16 x 16 inches. Also on view is “Learning to Read Music,” a new body of work by Becky Frehse that explores connections between classical musical form and painting.


Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson Street is hosting an Annual Holiday Group Show featuring affordable fine art in honor of the holidays. The reception is from 6-8pm.


lisa harris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens in a reception from 6-8pm with “Carpe Color recent work by Joel Brock. Brock’s work has been shown at the Museum of Northwest Art and Whatcom Museum and is included in the collections of numerous Pacific Northwest institutions. While electing to show his work primarily regionally, the artist is represented in private collections nationwide as well as in Tokyo. He has exhibited with the gallery since 1994. Shown at the left: Lone Poppy.


nwfinewood Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street,  stays open  until 8pm with their Annual Box and Container Show featuring an array of wood “box” designs. All  are invited to vote on the “People’s Choice Award” to be given at the December 2 art walk reception where prizes will be awarded by the Northwest Fine Woodworking jury for first, second and third place. Shown at the right: by Judith Ames.


Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Pioneer “  Square gallery located at  306 S Washington St, Suite 102, presents a group show featuring work from Pratt’s Sculpture Department.  “Bronze Age will showcase works in bronze by artists Dan Broxon, Laura Camp, Lee Campbell, Anne Lancaster, Kenneth Lewis, Rafael Ponce and Ed Thayer. All seven artists explore the medium through figurative and abstract sculpture.


patricia rov Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, hosts their 18th Anniversary Group Exhibition from December 2nd through December 31st. The opening reception is on Thursday, December 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.  Featured is new work from all the gallery artists including Z.Z. Wei, Tyson Grumm, Stephanie Hargrave & Gregg Robinson. Also  on view is the work of three new  painters to the gallery roster: Larry Gray, Michael Zigmond and Bill Braun. Shown at the  left: Chair with Red Coat, by. Michael Zigmond


Chosen from over 70 project submissions from across the US and beyond, Punch Gallery , 119 Prefontaine Place South, presents an installation of new media works by North Carolina-based artist Mark Koven. For his exhibition at PUNCH, he takes inspiration from the life of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. “Falling into the Sky focuses on the "essential" as experienced through the merging of a child and adult’s perspectives. The reception is from 5-8pm.


traverseattleSecond Harvest,” a solo exhibition of cast glass vessels by New Zealand-based artist Layla Walter, opens at the Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, in a reception from 5-8pm. Walter was awarded a scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School, and received the Saxe Award for best new artist. Since then she has boosted her international profile by taking part in exhibitions in Australia, Denmark, Japan, and the United States. The show runs through January 31.

Waterworks Gallery 25th Annual Holiday Art Show

waterworks1 The Annual Holiday show at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor,  features artwork by Jaime Ellsworth, Tom Small, Robin & John Gumaelius with contemporary artisan jewelry by Tana Acton, Lexi Bec, Dianne Coe, Kathleen Faulkner,Tina Finneran, Janis Miltenberger & James Minson. A special reception for the artists with holiday cheer takes place on November 27 between 4 and 8pm. Shown: Mare at Rest by Jaime Ellsworth.

Dwyer Gallery debuts with Franklin Dwyer’s urban photographs

dwyer The new kid on the block, the Dwyer Gallery, 1518 Western Avenue, one block west of Pike Place Market, debuts with  artist/proprietor Franklin Dwyer’s solarized urban photographs. The exhibit runs through December. 

2010 Art Students Annual at Kittredge Gallery

University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery announces the 2010 Art Students Annual, on display from Nov. 22 to Dec. 11, 2010. The opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Merit awards, donated by local art-related businesses and institutions, will be presented at 6 p.m. The reception is open to the university community, as well as the general public.

Open Door Gallery on Whidbey Island honors the holidays

Open Door Gallery, just off WA-525 on Bayview Road on Whidbey Island, celebrates the holiday season with a group show featuring ceramics, clothing, fiber arts, glass, cookware, cutlery, handmade books and cards, jewelry, garden art, paintings and sculpture. The  opening reception is November 20 from 5-7:30pm.

The art of the breast at Lowell Art Works in Everett

lowell Lowell Art Works, 5205 South 2nd Avenue in Everett, is showcasing “The Breasts of the Northwest IV” until December 3. An opening reception is on Saturday, November 20 from 4-9pm. Their press release says, “Pendulous, perky, petite or prominent, we’ve got ‘em (un)covered, and they really are FABULOUS! Thirty-plus artists from around the region once again converge on our hallowed halls to share with us their unique interpretation of some of the most brilliant bits on the body!”

Ann Fleming at fog|Fairhaven Originals in Bellingham


Bronze artist, Ann Fleming, will be at a reception from 5-8pm at  fog|Fairhavens Original Gallery, 960 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, on November 19. The artist will share the inspirations behind her whimsical sculptures and answer questions. Shown: A Wild Hare.