At the ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., NW painter Pedro de Valdivia debuts work that blurs the boundaries between art and jewelry, in “We Are the Flowers” The site-specific art installation and jewelry collection, celebrates the vibrancy of life and honors the spirit of those who have passed – just in time for Dia de Los Muertos. An opening reception is from 5-8pm. The show runs through December 31. Shown: Skeleton Pendant.
Revealing the Root,” Moku Hanga by Eva Pietzcker, is on view at a reception at the Cullom Gallery, 603 Main Street In Seattle, from 6-9pm and runs through October 9.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with new paintings by Seattle artists Mary Iverson and Lisa Buchanan. On view in the new mezzanine gallery is one half of a Pablo Picasso print exhibition running concurrently with the other half at the Greg Kucera Gallery. Also showing are new works by Cooper Edens-Drager and David Stein. The exhibit runs through October 30. Shown at the right: Mary Iverson. Ruby Beach with Containers.
Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with local fine artist, street artist and Tattoo artist EGO for his second solo exhibition in October. His latest work focuses on drawings of his eerie creeps, creatures, and lost souls.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South, is featuring the work of Manfred Lindenberger (1914 – 2008) and Sandra Zeiset-Richardson through October 30. Lindenberger’s work has shown at the gallery since 1991. Despite the debilitation caused by multiple sclerosis, Zeiset-Richardson has been able to continue working with the help of her friend, Jan Still and has exhibited at the gallery since 1999. Shown at the right: Wave by Sandra Zeiset-Richardson.
On view at Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., for Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk, from 5-9pm, is an exhibition called “Blue.” The painters sculptors and jewelry artists will fill the gallery with the color blue. Featured work in the group show is by Lynn Scott. A special artists’ reception is scheduled for October 23 from 6-8pm. Shown at the left: Sunset over Edmonds by Lynn Scott.
Concurrent with the Seattle Art Museum’s Pablo Picasso exhibition, the Friesen Gallery, 1200 Second Avenue in Seattle, in collaboration with Frederic Boloix Fine Arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition featuring the works of Francoise Gilot. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a group show from Gallery 114 in Portland. “The Exchange” offers the opportunity for Portland collectors to see work from Gallery 110 artists and visa versa.
In the wake of a two year long collaboration with the performance art group, Implied Violence, Seattle artist, Casey Curran has returned to Seattle for “The Sacred and Profane,” opening from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. He has received numerous awards for his unique and intricate work, such as two Merit Scholarships from Cornish, the “Best in Show” award at the Poncho IFA Awards of Merit, and the selection of his work for the Fred Hutchinson Art on Loan program.
Gallery4Culture , 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., opens from 6-8pm with Seattle-based artist Gregory Schaffer in a solo exhibition of documentary photography. The images he presents, all shot in King County, convey the startling economic changes and malaise in America. The exhibit consists of twenty-one 11” x 14” prints, in which Schaffer presents scenes, so common to our everyday experience, that it is easy to overlook what’s out-of-place. The show runs through October 29.
Greg Kucera Gallery 212 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Pablo Picasso,” a joint venture with Davidson Galleries featuring two complimentary exhibitions of prints by Pablo Picasso in support of “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, showing at the Seattle Art Museum October 8 through January 17. Also on view, through November 13, is a group exhibition, “The Arc of Picasso,” ways in which Picasso has influenced various Northwest artists. Shown at the right: Pablo Picasso’s Etchings: 1905-1943.
Lawrimore Project, now open in his new location at 117 S. Main Street, showcases Jeremy Shaw’s “Single Channel Higher States,” tonight from 5-8pm. The exhibit is the second installment of a twelve-part series of exhibitions entitled Has Art? Each month, for the next year, artists will be paired with a writer and a page from Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés.
Opening from 6-8pm at Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is Royal Nebeker’s “Perchance to Dream.” On view through October 31, the exhibition is inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet with its themes of power, relationships and dreams. Nebeker’s work may be found in numerous museum collections nationally and internationally including the Portland, Seattle, and Tacoma Art Museums, the National Gallery of Krakow, Poland, Norway’s Henie/Onstad Art Center, Tamarind Institute, and several universities. Shown at the left: St. Ophelia’s Dream.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with new work in oil on canvas by Kathy Jones, on view through November 1. A native Californian and graduate of Stanford University, Jones has taught art and science in Egypt, been a vice chancellor at University California at Irvine, vice president at Georgetown University in D.C. and for the past 10 years has enjoyed a successful career as an artist. In addition to her gallery exhibitions, she has been a long standing participant in the Festival of the Arts in her home town of Laguna Beach, California. Shown at the right: Another Life.
On display through October 29 at the Pratt Gallery, 306 S. Washington in the Tashiro Kaplan Studios, is “Something Shifting, an exhibition of prints and artist books by Seattle artist Kelda Martensen. Martensen is currently an artist mentor in the schools for Arts-Impact, a program through the Puget Sound Educational Service District, which brings professional artists into the public schools. She also teaches youth and adult studio art classes at Pratt Fine Arts, Moshier, and Sev Shoon Art Centers along with teaching printmaking and book arts for the Continuing Education programs at North and South Seattle Community Colleges.
PUNCH Gallery,119 Prefontaine Place South, opens from 5-8pm with “Rendered Invisible,” recent works by Curtis Erlinger. Using snapshots as source material, Erlinger adopts his parents’ collection of personally meaningful moments, converting them into handmade meticulous ink drawings. The show runs through October 30.
On view at R E Welch Gallery, 1214 First Avenue, through October are the sculptures of Corby. Through its geometric rigor combined with an anthropomorphism retaining just the body’s essentials (arms, legs and head), the work is energetic. His works have been exhibited all over Europe, including France, Belgium, Great Britain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Shown at the left: Le Pont.
Seattle ArtREsource, 625 First Avenue on the second floor, is hosting a reception from 5-7pm for ”WINGS,” an exhibition focusing on flight. Also included are several anonymous or not-often-seen works: vernacular found photographs, a folk art bird painting from the late 1800s, a Spencerian ornamental flourish ink drawing, two of Bernard Kobel’s infamous mail-order tattoo photographs, and more.
Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street in the Tashiro Kaplan Complex, is showing “Thirteen Underground,” work from the Fayetteville Underground, home to 16 artist studios and four galleries located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Opening First Thursday from 5-8pm, the show runs through October 30.
Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with three shows: “Dreamland Circus,” featuring Gregory Grenon; “Me and Bob” by Nick Mount; and “Then and Now” with Richard Marquis. Grenon’s portraits capture the simultaneously alluring yet disturbing characteristics of circus life. His works are held by renowned museums and collections worldwide including the Seattle Art Museum (WA), Tacoma Art Museum (WA), the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University (OR), Portland Art Museum (OR), Boise Art Museum (ID), Philbrook Museum of Art (OK) and New York Public Library. A pre-eminent glass artist in Australia, Mount’s work is included in all major Australian museums and public glass collections. Mount has exhibited throughout Australia, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Mount was recently appointed co-chair to the International Council of Pilchuck Glass School and has shown extensively across the United States as well as internationally. His work is included in some of the most prominent glass collections and museum permanent collections. In 2010 Richard Marquis was nominated for the prestigious Neddy Artist Fellows award. Shown at right: RCA Victor Dog with Orange and White Cylinder, by Richard Marquis.