Scott Milo Gallery, 604 Commercial in Anacortes, presents their second Annual “Little Gems” show featuring a juried exhibit of 70 small works of art in a variety of mediums. Member artists throughout the state of Washington are showcased with many genre and the awards were given by Lois Griffel, director of Cape Cod School of Arts. Also, come see new glass, jewelry, tables and an outstanding selection of new sculptures.Reception with the Artists is Friday, June 2, 6-9pm. Image: “A Glimmer on the Marsh”, 11 x 14 by Alejandra Gos
“Architecture and Abstracts” a photo exhibit by Photo Exhibit by Patricia Smith opens at Cloud City Coffee, 8801 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, on June 1 and continues through the month. Meet the photographer at the exhibit Opening, Thursday, June 1, 4-6 pm, or Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 4-6 pm or by appointment. www.patriciasmithphotography.com
ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., presents an exhibition featuring three popular Seattle painters with highly distinctive styles: Jazz Brown, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and Gabriel Marquez. Exhibiting together for the first time, as well as creating several unique collaborative painting, the artists make connections between the fields of futurist philosophy and metaphysics in a timely examination of humanity’s future. The exhibition, “Singularity Now,” opens on First Thursday Seattle from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Behind the Digital Veil.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S, welcomes back printmakers, old and new, to their second Japanese printmaking invitational. This exhibition features prints from over thirty emerging and established artists who are living and working in Japan. The reception is from 6-8pm, and the exhibition is on view through July 1. Image to the right.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., presents photographs by Joshua Jensen-Nagle. Best known for dreamy beaches and romantic European vistas, Jensen-Nagle’s scenes of faraway places speak to the viewer’s own sense of idyllic nostalgia. The reception is from 6-8pm.
Opening fro 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, is Bill Baber’s “Moments of Attention.” Baber creates vibrant paintings and mixed media sculptures utilizing bronze, copper, glass, and marble.
Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1901 First Avenue, present an exhibition featuring David W. Simpson and Kathryn Altus, two Seattle-based artists who interpret the landscape and legacy of the West. On view through July 1, the show opens from 6-8pm’’.
Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Gaylen Hansen’s new paintings and select work from the past. Represented by Hodges since 1988, Hansen’s paintings are in numerous public and private collections in the United States, and he has received several prestigious awards, including the Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists in 2001. From 1985 to 1987, an exhibition and accompanying book, “Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1975-85,” traveled to Washington State University, Seattle Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.
New paintings by Kathy Liao will be on view on First Thursday from 6-8pm in her continuing solo show, “Lingering Presence,” at PROGRAPHICA/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S. The artist says “ With each painting, I am constantly re-establishing my relationship with the subject matter, being especially conscious of my physical and emotional distance." Shown at the left: Kathy Liao, Scrolling Up and Down.
“Masters of Disguise III: Group Mask Exhibition” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. The exhibition continues to explore the tradition and innovation of mask-making on the Northwest Coast. Contemporary sculptors, painters and jewelers will bring their perspectives to bear on the act of hiding, disguising, transforming and storytelling, resulting in a collection of masks that tell us about our history, our present, and our future. Shown at the right: Stan Hunt (Kwagiulth) Cannibal Raven Mask.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “body” by Doug Jeck. In this exhibition, Jeck features twelve strikingly austere unglazed terracotta busts, each one paired with a soundtrack of a humming human voice. With these heads he portrays the notion and phenomenon of body as a collective entity, i.e. body politic, body of evidence, body of knowledge, body of Christ, parent body, corporate body, student body, clay body, etc. His work is found in numerous private and public collections including: The Johnson Wax Collection, The Los Angeles County Museum, The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of American Art, The Mint Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Seattle Art Museum, The Gardiner Museum of Art, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.
Lydia Bassis writes love letters of abstraction "To The Ocean" in her show of new work, opening at ZINC contemporary June 1 in a reception from 5-8pm at Zinc Contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S.
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
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
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/
May Thru Mid-October
Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.
June 2 – 3
Anacortes Summer Art Walk in Old Town, Fri. 6 – 9pm, Sat. 10am – 5pm. Call Kathy at Scott Milo Gallery, 360-293-6938.
Artists’ Garage Sale, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Features Glass, ceramics, art supplies, paintings, old stock, seconds, and new stock–all at garage sale prices. www.schack.org.
“We are sad to have to pass on the news that our artist and friend, Kent Lovelace passed away unexpectedly on May 12th. We had worked with Kent for over 24 years and are proud to have been part of his journey. He will be missed by many. “
Kent founded and developed Stone Press Editions where he created his own original lithographs and worked as a master printmaker and publisher for many well known artists including Dale Chihuly, Robert Bateman and Jacob Lawrence. Familiar with copper plates from his many years as a printmaker, he used them as “canvases” for his oil paintings.
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.
May 19 – 21
45th Annual Ellensburg National Western Art Show & Auction, Kittitas Valley Event Center, Fri. – Sat. 10am – 10pm, Sun. 10am – 3pm.
Viking Fest celebrates Poulsbo’s Scandinavian heritage. Downtown and along the waterfront.
Penn Cove Water Festival features Native American canoe racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, 11am – 5pm, Coupeville.
May 20 – 21
University District Street Fair, longest running street festival in the nation. www.udistrictstreetfair.org.
Camano Island Annual Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend, 10am – 5pm. www.camanoarts.org
Artwood Gallery, located at 1000 Harris Avenue in historic Fairhaven, showcases the member-artists in May who will show some of their new work. Jim Hume will present his aptly-named Foot Stools; Michael Flaherty has a wall cabinet involving a section of Douglas Fir; David Gray’s contributions are a new cabinet, along with his popular Mutiny Bay chair; and Karen Healy will show an informal coffee table of forged steel and maple, as well as a small steel and stone pedestal table. In addition, Artwood will present paintings by Brenda Lowery. Meet the artist on May 13 from 2-4. Image: by Brenda Lowery.
The world is awakening with the shifting of the seasons, and May featured artist Madie Klusmire at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, has captured those details on her detailed ceramics. Flowers for Mom? You bet! Bring her cheer every season of the year with these one-of-a-kind pottery creations. Meet Madie at a reception on May 13 from 4-7pm. and talk ceramics with her.
“Wanderlust – Invitational Landscape Exhibition” is on view through June 4th at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland with the opening reception Friday, May 12th from 5-8pm. When the itch to wander beckons, artists answer the summons with the spirit of an explorer and the anticipation of discovery. The Wanderlust exhibition pays homage to traditional representations of the landscape, with each artist bringing one or more new works that showcase his or her signature vision and style. Featured are new paintings by Brent Cotton, Douglas Fryer, Renato Muccillo, Teresa Saia and many more. Shown: Thistle Creek In Spring by Douglas Fryer.
The Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, celebrates the 25th year of their Annual International Juried Miniature Show with 300 tiny treasures from round the world, on view through June 4. . They even provide magnifying glasses so you can examine the awe-inspiring intricate details. There will be an reception for the artists during the Kirkland Art Walk on May 12 from 5-8pm. Free parking under the Kirkland Library.
A Guilded Gallery, 8700 271st Street NW in downtown Stanwood. Friday May 12, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Also, next weekend on May 20 and 21. Pick up tour booklets here and begin the tour.
Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.wallingford.org
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. capitolhillartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com
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
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.
May 12 – 13
Phinney Greenwood Art Walk. Over 40 locations between 65th and 87th streets, Fri. 6 – 9pm, Sat. noon – 5pm.
May 12 – 14, 20 – 21
Camano Island Annual Mothers’ Day Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend, 10am – 5pm. www.camanoarts.org
May 13 – 14
Kirkland Artists’ Studio Tour 2017, 10am – 6pm. Call Kirkland Arts Center for locations: 425-822-7161.
Vashon Island Art Studio Tour from 10am – 5pm- Vashon Island artists collectively throw open their studio doors to the public. Founded in the 1970’s by several dedicated artists, the tour has grown to over 100 artists. Colorful brochures with maps and studio descriptions are available at most Vashon Island businesses. Get a sneak preview on the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Facebook page and on their blog. Ferry schedules can be found at Washington State ferry website.
Northwest Pastel Society presents their 31st Annual International Open Exhibition at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma. A reception to meet the artists and juror, Jacob Aguilar, is May 6 from 2-4pm. Featured in the exhibit, on view through June 10, are 50 artists from across the United States and Canada.
“A Walk in the Dark” opens at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island on Friday, May 5, with a reception from 6-8pm. Renowned photographer Art Grice presents images and proofs from his upcoming retrospective book to be published later this year.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall, welcomes the 17th Annual Children’s Art Walk. The gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.
Each month Artwood Gallery, located at1000 Harris Avenue in historic Fairhaven, showcases a particular artist or category of work. In May, the member-artists will show some of their new work. Jim Hume will present his aptly-named Foot Stools; Michael Flaherty has a wall cabinet involving a section of Douglas Fir; David Gray’s contributions are a new cabinet, along with his popular Mutiny Bay chair; and Karen Healy will show an informal coffee table of forged steel and maple, as well as a small steel and stone pedestal table. In addition, Artwood will present paintings by Brenda Lowery. Meet the artist on May 13 from 2-4. Image: by Brenda Lowery.
Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery will be highlighting the imagination of young budding artists with a show titled: “From Refrigerator to Wall”. The exuberance of color and story are brought to life in every child’s masterpiece attached to the fridge that has, at last, found a well-deserved home on the wall. Special incentives on framing will be offered through May to take your child’s art from the refrigerator to the wall! Join the gallery for the opening reception 6-9pm during Downtown Art Walk, Friday May 5, 2017.The gallery is located in the Old Town district of Bellingham at 311 W Holly St. Shown at the right: Sailing Ship by Tomas.
Gallery Pegasus, 301 West Holly Street, Bellingham, is showing new artists through June 27 and will be open for the Bellingham Art Walk from6-9pm.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor opens from 4-7pm today with “Healing Waters,” a collection of landscape paintings offering an escape from our busy lives. The artist aspires for her paintings to be visual reminders of our fragile natural environment. Her painting process includes a collaged surface of recycled paper, including regional maps, layered with acrylic glazes. Together these elements build unique textures and atmospheric depth that create a feeling of inspiration. Please join Jennifer for an informal walk/talk as she shares her insights about her work on Saturday, May 6th from 11.30 -1.30 pm. http://www.waterworksgallery.com/shows. Shown: Gentle Tide.