Returning to the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is Portland sculptor, Christopher Wagner, who will show along with the Port Townsend debut of Skagit Valley painter, Todd Horton. Often inspired by dreams, both artists imbue their work with naturalistic qualities. Exhibit runs Thursday, May 30 through Monday, July 1. The top image is titled Outstretched Crow by Christopher Wagner. The bottom image is Songs of the Sky by Todd Horton.
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, located in the art building on the University of Washington campus, celebrates the graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the 3D4M ceramics | glass | sculpture program. The show opens tonight from 4-7pm. and is on view through June 7.
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront, 1pm-5pm, and every Thursday night in the Summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com
Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk www.visitlangley.com/, 5pm-7pm.
Port Townsend Art Walk, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Visit www.ptguide.com or call Williams Gallery at 360.385.3630
Quilcene Art Walk, 11am-6pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 6pm the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street in Seattle, invites the public to a film in conjunction with Ginny Ruffner’s exhibition “Further Experiments in Aesthetic “ featuring glass and mixed media sculpture and works on paper. The gallery will screen the full-length feature film called “A Not So Still Life: the Ginny Ruffner Story” with the artist, the film’s director Karen Stanton and co-producer Tom Gorai. Q&A to follow the screening.
May 29 – June 2
Museum of Glass in Tacoma brings Australian artist Mel George to the Hot Shop from Wednesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2 as part of the 2013 Visiting Artists Summer Series. This residency concludes with a lecture on Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m. which will be streamed live and available to Australian audiences on Monday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Artists’ Garage Sale, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Over 90 local artists selling glass, ceramics,art supplies, paintings, old stock, seconds, and new stock All at garage sale prices. Visit www.schack.org.
June 1 – 2
San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour 10am – 5pm both days. A free self-guided tour with 15 artists’ studios and 30 guest artists. In hidden drives and private workshops throughout the island, artists will open their studios for a limited time to display a mixture of prints, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass and fiber. Click on the bolded link above for a map.
Opening May 25 in Tieton is “Textiles Tieton 2013.” This year’s theme: Salsa!, presents quilt artists from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association of Washington who will debut their juried show full of spicy textiles and art objects inspired by dance, music, and joie de vivre. On view through July 14 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery at 613 Elm St in Tieton, WA.
“Lucid,” a gallery Installation by Barbara De Pirro, is on view at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles through June 30. De Pirro’s atmospheric installation creates interplay between light and shadow: ever changing patterns with the shifting of light, swaying gently with the delicate flow of air. De Pirro’s work is widely shown in museums and galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The University of Washington’s School of Art 2013 Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design annual exhibition is on view through June 23 at The Henry Art Gallery on the western edge of the University of Washington Campus at 15th Ave NE & 41st St. in Seattle. Pieces in the exhibition are selected with curatorial assistance by Jim Rittimann, Henry Art Gallery head preparator and exhibition designer.
Broadway Market Gallery, 401 Broadway East in Seattle, is showing the work of Jessica Jorgensen through June 23.
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th #212 in Seattle, showcases Extasia’s jewelry in a trunk show on view through June 3.
Stunningly Strange Gallery, 407 Main Street in Edmonds, recently opened a circus-inspired innstallment in her on-going “Family Strange” series. Goodey has shown in the Washington State University Museum of Art, CUB Gallery, Gallery II, Reidenbach Gallery, Art Not Terminal, Twilight Artist Collective, Gallery III, Tasty Delectable Collectables and internationally at Dollirium Art Doll Emporium along with showing her work at Seattle art fairs and the Fremont market. Shown: Clown.
Suyama Space, 2324 Second Avenue in Seattle, is currently showing “AXIS INDEX: Installation by Damien Gilley” through August 9. The exhibit is an immersive installation combining sculpture and drawing intended to transform the architecture of the gallery through physical and visual methods. Gilley’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at such venues as Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands); EastWestProject (Berlin, DE), Arthouse (Austin, TX), Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX) and numerous locations in Portland, OR, including the Portland 2010 Biennial.
42nd Annual Northwest Folklife Festival, 11am-11pm., Seattle Center. Visit www.nwfolklife.org.
Still time to buy Seattle Art Museum Remix tickets. The Remix explores The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States and SAM’s collection during a special evening of performances, art activities, dancing, and more at this late-night, creative explosion. This event is open to guests ages 18+. Taxes place from 8pm to midnight.
The fine prints available at Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is, in many ways, a walk through history. This month they are featuring prints honoring fallen heroes . Did you know that Memorial Day was called Decoration Day until after the Civil War? Shown is Manassas, a mezzotint by Chris Nowicki, an abstract commemoration of the place where the first and second Battles of Bull Run were fought. Despite both these Confederate victories, Manassas was in Union hands for most of the war.
Farmer’s daughter Leslie Cain interprets the Northwest landscape in a new way–using pastels on gessoed board. On view through June 3, her work encompasses the land and waters of the San Juans to the fertile valleys of the Eastern Washington. A reception for the artist is on May 18 from 4-7pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor. Shown: Trail to English Camp
On view through June 2 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is "The Art of Dr. Seuss – Rare Editions.” The exhibit offers a rare look into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and includes now-rare editions from his Secret Art, Unorthodox Taxidermy Sculpture and Archive Collections. On opening night, May 18, national artist representative Jeff Schuffman will present a brief lecture in the gallery at 7 p.m., providing insights into Geisel’s artistic endeavors, his unique vision and impact on American culture. Shown: Pink Tufted Beast in a Night Landscapes .
Showing at the Christopher Gallery, 537 Main Street in Edmonds, is Pacific Northwest photographer and artist Ian Morrison. Before moving to Washington, Ian taught photography, drawing and electronic arts courses at Grand Canyon University and Glendale Community College, in Arizona.
Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. opens for Third Thursday from 5-8pm with a show featuring the watercolor and acrylic paintings of Bev Jozwiak. Jozwiak’s skill as a painter has garnered her national acclaim as one of America’s premier watercolorists. Shown: First Street Hotel.
Gallery North, 508 Main Street, presents the art work of Eve Ingraham who will be showing both paintings and jewelry in the Featured Artist Room. Ingraham shares her travel adventures from a recent trip to Europe.
Belltown Art Walk, 6pm until closing. Visit http://belltownartwalk.com/
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open fro, 5pm-8pm. All three museums are free. Call 253.272.4258 or www.artwalktacoma.com/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm. E-mail email@example.com.
Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm. May through October
Everett Art Walk, 4pm-7pm. Visit www.everettartwalk.org.
LaConner Art Walk, 4pm-8pm. www.laconnerchamber.com/
Viking Fest Poulsbo, Downtown and on the waterfront. Visit www.vikingfest.org.
Blue Poppy Day with Ranier League of Arts. View both art and blue poppies throughout the Rhododendron Species Botanical Gardens next to Weyerhauser in Federal Way. www.rhodygarden.org
At 1 p.m. Museum of Glass in Tacoma hosts internationally acclaimed curator and author William Warmus for a lecture entitled “The True History of Glass?” This lecture is part of the Museum’s ongoing educational programming in support of the mission to provide a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. Admission to the lecture is included in Museum admission.
University District Street Fair: longest running street festival in the nation. Visit Udistrictchamber.org.
3548 Meridian Street, Bellingham. Visit www.alliedarts.org.
On May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm the City of Kenmore celebrates the grand opening of their new Arts of Kenmore Gallery and city hall. Features are works by Liana Bennett, Seiko Konya and Joe MacKechnie. Entertainment provided by JIVE, a jazz choir from Bothell High School. Light refreshments will be served.
Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora in Seattle, presents EXPO 13, May 10 through 25, expanding the College’s annual art and design exhibition to include more student work in different disciplines. The opening reception is Friday, May 10, from 5 to 9 pm and a series of Student Spotlights will be featured on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 5 pm.
VALA Art Center , 7303 164th Ave NE in Redmond, presents its newest art installation by Redmond Clay Studio, “Works in clay by the teachers and their students”, which displays May 10 through June 28. The Redmond Clay Studio operates out of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center and is run by the City of Redmond Parks & Recreation Department .
The Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King Street I Seattle, just opened “Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.” The exhibit challenges conventional ways of talking about race, putting viewers face-to-face with the artwork of 26 artists who address this complex yet personal issue. The artists, diverse in ethnic and cultural backgrounds, present a range of stories that have personally affected them in some way, including violence against communities of color, transnational adoption, and navigating long-standing racial stereotypes. In addition to the artwork on display, visitors are invited to explore their experiences in interactive parts of the exhibit, such as a reworking of their passport to better capture their identities.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is currently featuring works by Kathe Fraga, David Ridgway and Elizabeth Bruno. Fraga inspires memories of old Parisian wall papers presented as contemporary frescoed paintings with resin surfaces while Ridgway’s world includes houses, shed, and barns of the Skagit Valley and the San Juan Island. Bruno’s oil on panel paintings present a modern context for her old fashioned fairy tale imagery. Shown at the right by Kathe Fraga.