Art Walks and Special Events Through March 5

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 5 – 8pm.

Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays.www.firstthursdayseattle.com

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park. May through Oct. 11am – 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information: www.nwartalliance.com

SLU Art Walk from 5 – 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March – Nov. 5 – 8pm, Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472

 

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 – 9pm. www.anacortesart.com

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm. www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg. www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us

Fremont Art Walk is 6 – 9pm. www.fremontfirstfriday.com

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah. www.downtownissaquah.com

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm. www.pobsa.com

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.stov.us/art/firstFriday.html

 

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape. www.skagitvalleyartescape.com

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

 

March 3

Gage Academy of Art Gala Art Auction and Benefit. For tickets and info: 206-323-4243.

 

March 4 – 5

Penn Cove Musselfest, Coupeville. Art walk and studio tours. www.thepenncovemusselsfestival.com

Quilts of the Sierra Nevada Show at the Bellevue Arts Museum

bamquiltsThe Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston is currently showing through June 11 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The exhibition  features over 30 of Ann Johnston’s large-scale quilts inspired by the California Sierra Nevada range. Johnston’s quilts—made from cloth that the artist has dyed herself—make creative use of patterns and textures to create literal, abstract, and sometimes completely imaginative representations of the area.

Karin Kidder Appointed Executive Director of Bellevue Arts Museum–Assumes Position Immediately

Press release sent from the Bellevue Arts Museum just now:

bamkarinBellevue, WA—The BAM Board of Trustees has appointed Karin Kidder as the Museum’s Executive Director. Kidder has served as BAM’s Interim Executive Director since November. Before taking on the Interim Executive Director role, Kidder was BAM’s Director of Marketing and Communications.

Her appointment comes as the Museum celebrates over 70 years of its nationally recognized BAM ARTSfair and numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions. It recently received two significant gifts from the Kemper Development Company—the first a $1M challenge match, and the second a $1M donation for capital projects, which will be dedicated to exterior work on the building. Exterior work will begin in March and is anticipated to be complete by July in advance of the Museum’s major fundraising gala, Artful Evening, on July 15 and BAM ARTSfair which will be held July 28 – 30.

"Karin brings tremendous experience and skill to this leadership role," said Dr. Julie Miller, President of the Board of Trustees. "Her extensive background in the arts, strong business acumen, and intimate knowledge of BAM will help us deliver on our mission and vision."
"BAM is an incredible institution that plays a vital role in the Pacific Northwest and the greater arts community" said Karin Kidder. "I am excited to lead the institution as we embark upon our 71st BAM ARTSfair. Forty-two years after its founding, BAM continues to be known for the quality of its exhibitions and for celebrating emerging and nationally recognized artists. We will continue to feature the same quality exhibitions that represent the best of art, craft, and design, while strengthening our partnerships within the community."

When Kidder first moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1997 she worked with Foster/White Gallery in Seattle and became immersed in the Northwest arts community. Following her time at Foster/White she worked for artist Dale Chihuly, managing his gallery relationships worldwide. Subsequently she lived in London where she worked with London Business School’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the director of several of their programs.
Kidder has worked in international business development and marketing for more than 20 years. She has successfully led organizations with a significant focus on development and outreach, marketing strategy, and community relations. She earned her MBA with a marketing concentration from London Business School in 2008 and has a BA in Art History from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Art Walks and Special Events Through February 26

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598

 

February 17 – 26

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique, hand-blown glass treasures. Call Camano Island Chamber of Commerce, 360-629-7136.

 

February 25

H’Arts 35th Benefit Art Auction to benefit Schack Art Center , 5pm. Xfinity Arena Conference Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. For tickets and info: www.schack.org

 

2017 ARTIST TRUST BENEFIT ART AUCTION at  5:00 P.M. in the Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center.

Wing Luke Museum Opens Year of Remembrance Today

winglukeOpening today at the Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King Street, is “Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner,” an exhibit exploring the WWII Japanese American Incarceration in collaboration with artist Roger Shimomura and poet Lawrence Matsuda. Shimomura’s artwork addresses sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. Born in Seattle, he spent two early years of his childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of 10 concentration camps for Japanese Americans during WWII. Shimomura’s work is in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums nationwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum. Image: Classmates, Roger Shimomura, 2015, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and the Wing Luke Museum .

Third Thursday Art Walk Edmonds 5-8PM

“"Northwest Social Realism and the American Scene: 1930-1950,” is featured during the Edmonds Art Walk and will be on view at the Cascadia Art Museum,  190 Sunset Avenue E., through March 26. The exhibition focuses on Northwest artists and their depictions of scenes of everyday life in the Northwest during the 1930s through the 1950s.

 

 

The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., features, “Breathe,”  a new show by Andy Eccleshall featuring serene landscapes, light-filled  skies and quiet evening nightscapes. 

 

 

galnorThe Northwest Pastel Society is holding it’s first ever Mixed Media exhibit at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, this month. 24 pieces of artwork have been juried into the show by 16 artists from Washington, Oregon and California. Participating artists have combined pastels with other media such as monotypes, handmade prints, watercolors, acrylic inks, collage, acrylic paints, and colored pencils.  Image:  Best of Show Winner Time Lapse by Barbara Szkutnik.

 

 

zinc“Ancient Vases” – New works on paper by Curt Labitzke is the featured show this month  at  Zinc Art102 3rd Avenue  S. Seattle artist and UW Associate Professor of Printmaking Curt Labitzke brings highly textural and classically inspired works on paper.

Art Walks and Events Through February 19

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.

 

February 17 – 26

Great Northwest Glass Quest, Stanwood and Camano Island. Search for unique, hand-blown glass treasures. Call Camano Island Chamber of Commerce, 360-629-7136.

Fine Impressions Honors Northwest Flower and Garden Show

fineIn honor of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle, is sharing  favorite botanicals on the Homepage this month where there is a huge collection ranging from the 1500s to contemporary local artists. Shown: Streptocarpus; Tanigami Konan; 1917; Woodblock.

Gary Grant Exhibition Opens at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

gunnarOpening in a reception today from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is Gary Grant’s new show, “Expressionist – Perfectionist" Two Forms/One Vision. An award-winning yacht designer, Grant has been internationally recognized for his brilliant aerodynamic, sculptural elements and formed glass surfaces which have become the signature of his work turns an educated eye to his other love – painting. During this exhibit you will find a Grant designed yacht paired with each abstract painting and be able to see the influence that one has on the other. Two Forms, One Vision.

Celestial Jewelry Arriving February 8 at Facèré Jewelry Art

facereSeattle’s Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Celestial: Comets, Cupids, and Other Heavenly Bodies,” a special exhibition of artist-made jewelry inspired by the stellar outer realms. The opening champagne reception is February 8 from 5-6:30pm at the gallery. The artists will lecture from 4-5pm.

Participating artists include Davide Bigazzi, Jana Brevick, Nancy Mēgan Corwin, Kathleen Faulkner, Peg Fetter, Laurie Hall, Jacquie & Uosis, Emily Johnson, Nadine Kariya, Janis Kerman, Kirk Lang, David LaPlantz, Jane Martin, Carla Pennie McBride, Jennifer Merchant, Marcia Meyers, emiko oye, Linda Kindler Priest, Jayne Redman, Jan Smith, Checha Sokolovic, Liaung-Chung Yen, Cynthia Toops, Sarah Wauzynski, and Wolfgang Vaatz. Image: Sarah Wauzynski, Rings, 2016, brooch, sterling silver

Art Walks and Special Events Through February 12

Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. capitolhillartwalk.com

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com

 

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.belltownartwalk.com

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. artupphinneywood.com

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com in conjunction with a community-wide wine walk and tasting.

 

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.ballardartwalk.com

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St. www.seattleartists.com

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm. www.georgetownartattack.com

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.olympicpeninsula.org

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html.

Art From The Heart Showing at Parklane Gallery

parklaneParklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane  in Kirkland, presents featured artists in a show called “Art from the heART” February 7 through March 5. Showing are Lois Haskell “Views From the Easel,” and Ruby Lindner, “"The view through an abstract kaleidoscope".  Gallery artists will present  a special showing of Valentines Day art with an accompanying holiday table for small gifts of art. Shown: by Lois Haskell.

LaConner Quilt Museum Changes Name

The LaConner Quilt Museum  is now the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

and now has a new website to match the new name.

Jim Woodring: The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept Showing at the Frye Museum Through April 16

fryeNow showing through April 16 is work by Seattle-based artist and cartoonist Jim Woodring (American, born 1952) which defies categorization, shifting between graphic novel and fine art, reality and hallucinatory vision. “The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept,” The series, newly commissioned by the Frye Art Museum , was created using an oversize dip pen designed and crafted by Woodring himself. The resulting ink drawings demonstrate the ways that unconventional tools can shape an artist’s practice, generating new technical challenges in tandem with unexpected creative rewards.

Karin Anderson Featured Artist at Blue Whole Gallery

blueKarin Anderson, a long time member of the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, is the featured artist for the month of February. Karin will showcase her mixed media paintings and three dimensional assemblage pieces in the front windows. Her colorful, multifaceted award winning art work has been an inspiration to many.  Upon her husband’s retirement this spring, the Andersons will leave the Northwest for Santa Fe, NM.  Karin says, "While I’m excited about the future, this show reflects where I’ve been and how far I’ve come as an artist here in this place."  Members of the Blue Whole Gallery invite everyone in the community to enjoy her last exhibit through February.  Meet her at the gallery from 5-8 on February 3. Pictured is Karin in her studio.