Barbara Duzan and Jaime Ellsworth at Waterworks Gallery

waterworksOpening in a reception today from 4-7pm is “Birds, Bunnies, Dogs and More…” at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. In the animal world of Barbara Duzan and Jaime Ellsworth, the artists draw their inspiration from their unique perspective. Both Barbara and Jaime bring their strength and skill to their medium.

Tickets On Sale for Pilchuck Open House July 16

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Pilchuck Open House on July 16 fro12-5pm.

• Watch hot glass demonstrations by renowned artists.
• Experience docent-led tours of our facilities and scenic campus.
• Browse the Pilchuck Gallery Art Sale.
• Participate in hands-on glassmaking activities. ($10 – $80)
• Enjoy food concessions that will be available for purchase.

General Admission: $25 includes docent-led tours. Children 5 and under are free.

Reservations Required: Register on-line HERE

Questions?: Call Sara at (206) 254-1966 or e-mail

Cash or Check only accepted for concessions and activities the day of Open House.

Pilchuck Campus: 1201 316th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292

Calendar of Events Through June 25

June 23 – 25

Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park. The ultimate family picnic with something for everyone. For info:


June 24 – 25

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Seattle’s largest Indie Craft Show.

Grinstead and Lowery Showing at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven is  Bellingham’s go-to location for wood furnishings designed and built by local artists.  In June, Artwood will feature the paintings of Brenda Lowery; and the woodwork of Joel Grinstead. For many years, Artwood has offered Joel’s carefully-made wood rings, earrings, bracelets, ornaments, kaleidoscopes, and many more gift items, as well as small tables. He will be in Artwood for the Solstice Walk on June 16th, from 5-8 p.m. Shown at the left by Joel Grinstead.


Edmonds Art Walk Third Thursday in June 5-8PM

cascadiaCascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue,, is  featuring a selection of rare sculpture by major Northwest artists covering the decades of 1920’s-1960’s in an exhibition titled “Northwest Sculpture: Five Decades of Form and Innovation.”  Artists working in wood, plaster, marble and bronze include Everett DuPen, John Carl Ely, Marvin Herard, James FitzGerald, Phillip Levine, Ebba Rapp, and George Tsutakawa.




Currently showing at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., is work by Mike Wise who brings a new collection of art embodying the essence of the rugged and wild landscape, the elegance of nature and the profound beauty of our American farmlands. Also showing is Kyle Paliotto’s impressionist landscapes and animal paintings which bring an intimate perspective into farm life and the beauty of rural settings all around us. Champagne toast and light dessert bites along with live Gypsy Jazz from the Toka Ensemble and the reception on Art Walk night.



galnorth_thumb[2]The June exhibit at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, is "It’s in the Details!” featuring Anacortes painter Sue Swapp and Yakima potter Bernadette Crider.  Swapp is highly skilled in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor and bases her choice of medium on her subject. Her work features Northwest landscapes and often offers the viewer a moment’s glimpse into the life of an animal. Crider creates her celadon and plum-red ceramic pieces by hand-carving details into the leather-hard clay before it is fired. 



Zinc Art + Object Gallery, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens “Pieces of Stories” and
a second look at works by Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell.

Antique Prints of Birds and Bugs at Fine Impressions

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring prints and paintings of birds and bugs from around the world on the homepage this month. Included is a  collection of contemporary and antique pieces, like this hand colored engraving "Moth" from the "Natural History of British Insects" from 1802.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through June 19

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,

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


Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.


June 16 – 18

Edmonds Arts Festival Celebrates 60 Years One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest arts celebrations. It’s a free fun-filled Fathers’ Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 10am – 8pm, Sat. 10am – 8pm, Sun. 10am –


Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyallup. The largest street festival in Pierce County.


Fremont Fair & Parade offers a craft market and art activities.

Kirk Lang Art Jewelry Exhibit at Facèré Through July 3

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle,  presents an exhibition of new work from June 14 – July 3 by Seattle artist Kirk Lang. Inspired by the shapes, materials, and textures of outer space and extraterrestrial travel, Lang’s jewelry art incorporates titanium, niobium, and meteorite. A Seattle-based goldsmith, sculptor, and educator, Lang holds an MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design, and Penland. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings, and Metalsmith Magazine. Most recently, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant, and a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Recurring themes in his work include time, space, and mythology, both in the form of interactive wearable and sculptural objects. Image: Collimation 1, brooch, titanium, diamond and meteorite.

June Feature Artists’ Show Opens Tonight at Parklane Gallery

parklaneThe June feature artists’ show at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland opens from 5-8pm tonight for the Kirkland Art Walk.  The artists on view are:

 Lena Leitzke presents “Roads Around the World” incoporating  views with her impressionistic landscapes that reflect exotic differences and similarities in the countries she has visited.

Dakota Dean presents “A Delicate Force, Street Art on Canvas” depicting those powerful moments of peace and serenity yet simultaneously powerful in energy.

Also showing is CJ Peltz,  a figurative sculptor residing and working in the Pacific Northwest

Watercolors Show on View at Childhood’s End in Olympia

childWatercolors by Beverly Fotheringham and Julie Creighton are on view through July 9 at Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia.

Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor Opens Pacific Northwest Parables June 9 Reception from 4–7 PM

waterPacific Northwest Parables,” recent oil paintings by married painters Anelecia Hannah Brooks & Charles Philip Brooks  debuts in a new selection of works at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. Together, the artists’ paintings reverberate with quiet. Each piece reflects the ethereal atmosphere specific to our Pacific Northwest. Anelecia’s paintings focus on single, everyday items and the associations they evoke. Charles paints the sky, sea and land with an awareness of the passing of time and of the transcendental force of the natural world.Reception for the artists on Friday, June 9 from 4 -7 pm. Join Anelecia & Charles for an informal walk/talk as they share insights about their work on Saturday,June 10th from 11.30 – 1.30 pm. Shown: An Hour Rapidly Vanishing by Charles Phillip Brooks.

Jeff Mihalyo’s Abstract Impressions Opens at Dendroica

Dendroica Gallery, 1718A East Olive Way,  presents "Abstract Impressions" – new work by Jeff Mihalyo. Known for his mastery of multiple mediums and styles, Mihalyo’s current exhibit is a series of abstract paintings offering formalist compositions that use depth and focus to convey subjects in dimensional space without representationalism. An opening reception will be held on Thursday June from 5-9pm at the gallery as a part of the second Thursday Capitol Hill Art Walk.

Lisa Gilley Exhibition Opens Today at Woodside/Braseth

woodside“American Grandeur | New Works by Lisa Gilley “ opens June 8 in a reception from 5:30-8:30pm at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue in Seattle. Gilley says of her show, “What has started as a passion project for me has become a mission: to show you that National Parks and public lands, OUR lands, are one of the reasons America is truly Grand. “ Shown: Chinook Pass, Rainier National Park, oil on panel, 37" x 37"

Calendar of Art Walks Through June 11

Second Thursday

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

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

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

Kirkland Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.

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

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm.

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

San Juan Island Annual Artists’ Studio Tour June 3, 4

Take the ferry at Anacortes to Friday Harbor this weekend for the 26th. Annual Artists’ Studio Tour. This year 20 mutually supportive island art studios with over 60 artists have joined together to create the largest weekend event yet. Take the self-guided tour to visit personal studios around the island and watch great art in the making. A free event, the SJI Artists’ Studio Tour showcases individual art studios along with guest artists and musicians amid luscious gardens and breathtaking views. Sign up for a raffle at each studio for a chance at local fine art. Maps and brochures are available online for your convenience at and at many local businesses in Friday Harbor. Takes place Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 5pm.