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Svetlana Shalygina’s new show at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnarsep “Personal Spaces,” new work by Svetlana Shalygina, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, on February 8 in a reception from 6-8pm. Also  on view are additional works by Ray Pelley in an exhibit titled “Color Studies in the Third Dimension.”  Gallerist Nordstrom says, “Come by for refreshing artwork, cool cocktails and great networking.” Shown: Separation Anxiety by Svetlana Shalygina.

First Saturday February 2012 receptions

fineimp Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, honors Valentine’s Day in February with a special collection of fine prints that depict caring. The Chinese watercolor at the right is one in the selection.


Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner, is featuring the work of Peter Boome, Kevin Paul and Peter Dunthorne in a show called “Natural & Supernatural: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art.” The opening reception for the artists is February 4 from 3-7pm. The show is on view through March 25.


Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens February 4 from 6-8pm with a group show featuring Diana Grant, George Jennings, Sarah Forbes, Dena Henry and Isabela Gabrielson. Also on view is a jewelry trunk show showcasing the work of Lois Mintzer.


nwwood The grand re-opening celebration of the Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery (formerly known as Northwest Fine Woodworking) is scheduled for February 4 from 12-5pm in their new location at 2111 First Avenue at Lenora in Seattle. The gallery is inviting the public to the unveiling of the new space in Belltown and to meet the woodworkers who keep the gallery supplied with art.  Enthusiastic woodworkers are shown at the left.


Plasteel Gallery, 3300 First Avenue S, presents Kimberly Cole Trowbridge in "Dystopia". The opening reception is February 4 from 5-8pm. The show is a selection of paintings that explore the loss of innocence through gesture and geometry, figuration and abstraction.

Haystack Antiques’ Haggle Fair February 4

Haystack Antiques, located at 144 105th. Avenue NE in Bellevue, has scheduled a “Haggle Fair” on February 4 from 9am to 5pm. Haystack is a consortium of antique dealers gathered together in one location. The fair is the first invitation to the public to get acquainted with the dealers and “haggle.”

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham,  in partnership with the Bellingham Chinese Cultural Festival, opens from 6-9pm during the Bellingham Art Walk with “Grateful and Prosper: Chinese Cultural Festival Art Show.”  Running through February 28, the show will feature works of many local Chinese artists in a variety of media with both traditional and modern subject matter. An opening ceremony takes place on February 4 at 11am.


bac “Insights: Work by Artists with Disabilities” opens during the Bainbridge Island Art Walk from 5-7pm at BAC Too, the new temporary space of Bainbridge Arts and Crafts at the northeast corner of Madison and Winslow Way, close to Emmy’s Vege House. Twenty-five dedicated and talented artists from the Kitsap Peninsula will show works of art in a variety of mediums including paint, pencil, fiber, clay, digital collage, and printmaking resulting in landscapes, abstracts, still-lifes, portraits, and animals. Shown at the left: Jean Pearson, Untitled.


bainbr Opening at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is “Northwest Printmakers; Mixed Nuts.”  The exhibition features a range of colorful work from bold, graphic compositions to intricate block prints, all the work of master printmakers Gillian Bull, Pam Galvani, Sam Hamrick, Anne Lewis, Linnea Lundmark, Jennifer Mann, Wes McClain, Mimi Williams, and Ellen Wixted. Shown at the right: Anne Lewis, Conversation With Water.


Enjoy a “Finnisage”  for Charlie Barr’s “My Thailand” and happy hour at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE.


ornamental The Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, opens from 4-7pm for a reception featuring the watercolors of Coleen Allen and fused glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha.  Gallery owner Elizabeth Walter says, “Come and meet and support these artists and enjoy wine, refreshments and good company at the gallery.” Piece shown at the left by Coleen Allen.


Opening during the Bainbridge Arts Walk from 6-8pm at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is “Parvin/Traveling the West/Solo Exhibition.”  Parvin’s singular style of acrylic painting allows her to create a landscape on canvas with all the texture and color that abound within nature.


theislandgal The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way, opens for the Bainbridge Arts Walk with “The Sculptor’s Eye,” featuring the works of Nathan Christopher, Brad Davis, Wendy Duner, Debra Greiner, Cecil Ross and Alan Vogel. Shown at the right: Mama and Baby Bear by Cecil Ross.

First Thursday Seattle February 2012

artxchange “Within/Without,” continues through February 25 at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. and opens on First Thursday in a reception from 5-8. Artist June Sekiguchi creates a site-specific installation in scroll-cut wood and gilded bamboo – a temple of transcendence, sorrow and joy – with responsive sound and light elements by Rob Millis and Spar Wilson. In addition to the installation, new wall-hung sculptures show the continual evolution of Sekiguchi’s explorations in scroll-cut wood: a bird’s wing, a monk’s robe, or a river’s bend interpreted in  layers of pattern and shadow. The artist will give a talk at 3pm on February 2.


“The Truth of What I See,” an exhibition of new work by Seattle visual artist, Sue Danielson, opens from 6-9pm at the Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Place South. The artist will talk about her exhibit on February 18 at 1pm. Her work has been exhibited in both local and national venues, including SAM Gallery, the West Coast Biennial in California and the Fine Art Museum at Florida State University at Tallahassee.


Opening from 5-7pm at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place S., is “Black & White, a show featuring collagraphy, lithography etching of Wanda Pelayo and drawings in dust by Iskra Johnson.


On view through February 25 at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., is their annual juried exhibition showcasing the work by emerging and established artists. Nora Atkinson, Curator at the Bellevue Arts Museum, selected the 23 pieces for the show out of 179 entries.


galleryima Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, introduces Julie Alexander’s drawings and paintings in a reception from 6-8pm. The show continues through February 25. Among Alexander’s awards are: Artist Trust Fellowship 2006; King County 2004 Purchase Award; Ruth Chenven Foundation
2nd Place;  Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland. Shown at the left: Britches.


On view at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue South, is an exhibition of recent selections from print publisher Universal Limited Art Editions. Established in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman, ULAE initially made lithographs with such artists as Sam Francis, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Larry Rivers. Also on view  the first Seattle solo exhibition of San Francisco photographer, Sean McFarland. Bill Godston will give a talk on February 4 at noon which will include an informal walking tour of the prints of ULAE.


The inaugural Open House Northwest event takes place at GGLO’s Space at the Steps, 1301 First Avenue in Seattle from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012, in conjunction with the First Thursday Art Walk. Open House Northwest hopes to provide a fresh perspective on architecture, design and art in Seattle.


IDEA Odyssey Gallery presents “Balik/Ibalik,” an exhibit of new photographic work by Carina A. del Rosario, in a reception from 5-8 p.m. In this new work, del Rosario documents her recent trip to the Philippines after a 22-year absence. The artist’s journey explores intersections of language, culture, family and place, and their impact upon her sense of identity and belonging as she returns to her homeland.


Portland-based artist, Matthew Clifford Green’s show “Excitable Boy” opens  at Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. He has been included in group exhibitions at the University of Oregon White Box, Portland; Punch Gallery, Seattle; LACMA, Los Angeles; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Columbia College, Chicago; Fourteen30, Portland; New American Art Union, Portland; and the Manuel Izquierdo Sculpture Gallery, Portland.


“Paper Jewels,” a new show curated by Seattle jewelry artist Dorothy Cheng, opens from 5-7pm at Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue. The exhibition showcases six artists who use a variety of techniques to alter paper from its original state into wearable art. The value of the jewelry is based on the act of this altering, rather than the intrinsic value of gold, silver, or gemstones.


patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is featuring a two-person exhibition with new works from Allen Cox and Morgan Brig. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in conjunction with First Thursday’s Artwalk and will continue through February 27. The gallery pairs these two artists to showcase their respective unique use of materials & to convey their respective artistic message through their content. While Cox layers oil and wax on canvas in thoughtful, abstract compositions, Brig focuses on more sculptural elements combining copper, enamel, metal & other mixed media in surreal compositions.Shown at the right: Her Personal Circus by Morgan Brig.


“Show of Hearts” by Lisa Geetsen opens at the Pratt Gallery, 306 S. Washington,  from 5-8pm and will be on view through February 25. With hand forged metal as her medium, Geertsen creates sculptures based on the human heart’s role in our lives and language.


punch Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., opens from 5-8pm with Cara Jay’s “Cluster and Control.”  The exhibit, on view through February 25, is a series of colorful works on paper in which Cara Jaye has collaborated with her four-year-old daughter Coco. The resulting abstract works are created with ink, gouache, paint, pen, serigraphy, and pigmented digital prints.


Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street,  extends its exploration of the theme "shift", inviting members of the arts community to contribute their explorations of the theme. Each member of Shift is responsible for inviting one artist — someone not already part of the collective — to respond in whatever way they choose to the creative challenge represented by the theme. A reception for the artists is from 5-8pm.


stonington Stonington Gallery, 119 S. Jackson Street, opens in a reception from 6-8pm with Raven Skyriver’s “Abyss.” Running until February 26, the show is a solo exhibition of glass inspired by the aquatic world of the Puget Sound and focuses on marine life and the mystery of the deep, a place that—for Skyriver—"can sometimes conjure fear, but always invokes intrigue." The exhibition’s title stems from the fact that though our planet is mostly covered by water, we know precious little about life beneath the surface. Skyriver’s intense coloration and hot-sculpting aptitude are the result of years apprenticing under glass maestro William Morris. He has collaborated with numerous Pilchuck Glass School alumni, including a recent stint at the Corning Glass Museum with Martin Janecky. Shown at the right: Jet.

Joey Veltkamp’s “Blanket Show” through March 31

joeyveltkamp On view at the Cupcake Royale, 1111 E. Pike Street, through March 31, is a collection of nearly fifty blanket drawings by Joey Veltkamp.  The opening reception is February 1 from 5-8pm. Veltkamp, a member of Soil, has shown his work at Tacoma Art Museum , Greg Kucera Gallery , SAM  Gallery, Hedreen Gallery , and Sue Scott Gallery (NYC). In 2010, he was a Neddy Nominee in Painting and the beta artist-in-residence for Seattle University. He runs a Northwest-focused art blog called best of and is a contributor to DRIFT Magazine.

Urban and rural landscapes on view at Prographica

prographica In association with Francine Seders, Norman Lundin, owner of Prographica / fine works on paper, located at 3419 East Denny Way, is showcasing the work of Kimberly Clark, Michael Howard, Carolyn Krieg, and Robert Schlegel in an exhibit titled “Landscape Part I: Urban and Rural” The show opens Saturday January 28 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and continues  through March 3. This is the first of two like exhibitions; “Landscape Part II” will follow on March 10 through April 14. The work in the first show ranges from traditional observational description to near total abstraction. Clark’s work has also appeared in Small Wonders at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis and Small Matters of Great Importance at the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY (both in 2010), and Prospect II at the Dreitzer Gallery in Waltham, Massachusetts (2009). Howard received the Betty Bowen Award (Seattle) and the Mary Nohl Fellowship in the professional artist category. Among Krieg’s many shows and awards are  the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Washington; the Portland Art Museum, Gilkey Print and Drawing Collection, Portland, Oregon, and the Seattle Art Museum. Krieg has been a recipient of a PONCHO Excellence Award and a GAP grant from Artist Trust.  Shown: Kimberly Clark, End of Autumn.

“New Leaf Series” by Christopher Mathie at Gallery Mack

gallerymack Currently on view at Gallery Mack, 2100 Western Avenue, is Christopher Mathie’s “New Leaf Series.”  Christopher Mathie has exhibited in over eighty galleries and has a long list of collectors and awards. Both Mathie’s ceramics and paintings are currently represented by major U.S. galleries in New York, California, Oregon and Washington State. One of his raku pieces was presented by the University of Puget Sound to Mrs. Miki, the wife of the former prime minister of Japan.  The Port of Tacoma commissioned three raku vessels depicting northwest themes as corporate gifts for their sister port, the Port of Vladivostok . The pieces were flown to Russia by American delegates for the Russian port’s 100th anniversary. Shown: Leaf Storm III.

Beyond Japan opens tonight at the Cullom Gallery

cullom Opening from 6-8pm on January 27 at the Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, is “Beyond Japan: International Takes on Moku Hanga.”  Featuring Japanese-style woodblock prints (‘moku’ [wood] ‘hanga’ [prints] in Japanese), as well as drawings, photographs, artist books, and sculptural works of paper by nine international artists from six countries, Beyond Japan explores the influence of these artists’ participation in the residency program known as The Nagasawa Art Park Project (NAPP), which paired master Japanese carvers and printers with international artists to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. The exhibit includes thirty works by artists from Germany, Sweden, Norway, Scotland, the United Kingdom, Korea, and the United States.

Leslie McKay’s new show opens at Patricia Cameron Gallery on January 26 from 5:30-8:30pm

patcameron “Resonance,” a show featuring Leslie McKay’s meditative drawings, opens at the Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue N., on January 26 from 5:30-8:30pm. Her drawings are a natural extension of her background in clay and glass. McKay has exhibited in "Artefiera ’76" Bologna, Italy; Polly Friedlander gallery: Linda Farris Gallery and created artworks in clay and glass for commercial and residential application. The show runs through March 2. Shown: Series 7 – Heart #5.

“Steampunk” on view at Museo in Langley through Feb. 27

museo This January and February MUSEO, located at  215 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will feature works primarily by local artists during its “Steampunk” show. About 40 artists have created both two-dimensional and sculptural works reminiscent of the spirit of adventure, invention, and craftsmanship of the early 19th century. The show runs through February 27. Shown: Jacob Bloom, Last Farewell Flare.

Go exploring at the Oasis Gallery

oasis Travel to new places in artful  ways with the Oasis Gallery , 3644 Wallingford Avenue, with their new show, “Explorations.” Featured artists are Beth Anderson, Diana Aurigemma, Laurie O’Donnell, Leigh Pate and Hossein Peigahi. The show is on view through April 7.

Suyama Space opens “Uprising: Installation by Rick Araluce and Steve Peters–on view through April 13

“UPRISING: Installation by Rick Araluce and Steve Peters” opens to the public on January 23 and continues through April 13 at Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue, Seattle. “UPRISING” is an elaborate network of hand-crafted, trompe l’oeil plumbing that appears to emerge from the floor, walls and ceiling of the century-old building.

Currently showing around Puget Sound

gallerycygnus Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, is showing “Natural and Supernatural: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art” through February 26. The show is part of the ever-evolving tradition of representing the history, mythology, identity and ownership for the people of the coast. Individual artists in this show work within this context, but they also exhibit a wide range of style and expression. Shown at the left: one of the pieces from the show.


On view through February 11, Seattle artist Neal Fryett presents new photographic, video, and sculptural work in the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012. The tangram, a dissection puzzle comprised of seven parts, serves as the foundation for Fryett’s studio compositions, basic geometric shapes crafted from walnut that when arranged and rearranged become a study in still life, balance, and history. The gallery is located at 620 Market Street in Kirkland.


The Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St. in Tacoma, showcases contemporary works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro through February 11. DiPietro works in egg tempera, a centuries-old painting medium created by mixing powdered pigments with egg yolk and water. The resulting paints dry quickly to a matte finish and allow for thin, smooth layers of color and tight control of details. DiPietro will offer a demonstration of this technique following a gallery talk on his work on Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.. An opening reception will be January 25 from 5-7pm at the gallery. Concurrently showing is the work of photographer Eirik Johnson.


The SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, is featuring a group of artists whose work has been impacted by relocation or travel. In connection with the show, which is influenced by the upcoming SAM exhibit, “Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” is an installation in the gallery’s University Street window by Dan Hawkins. The show is on view through February `11.


theislandgallery The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is showcasing a special collection of Lynn Mizono’s wearable art through February 15.

Simon Mace Gallery shows “A Tasting Menu, Second Course”

simonmace Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend,  continues on the theme of December’s “A Tasting Menu” show, with “A Tasting Menu, Second Course” to showcase the art and artists to come during the next year. On view through January 30, the show includes three artists who have never shown their work in Port Townsend before—David Ridgway, Sharon Kingston, and, Chris Theiss. David Ridgway, a painter from Bellingham, debuts three paintings of Port Townsend images among his other Puget Sound area vistas. Sharon Kingston, also from Bellingham, brings atmospheric paintings inspired by poet, Rainier Maria Rilke. From Mount Vernon, Chris Theiss’ ceramic and sgraffito sculpture spatially reconstructs familiar places. Three artists from December’s show—Victor Sandblom, a Snohomish painter, Jeff Weekley, a Port Townsend painter, and, David Eisenhour, a Port Hadlock sculptor, will exhibit different work. Shown: Blue Boat Parrish House by David Ridgway.