“Just me! Plants and Animals” opens from 5-8pm on April 7 at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Mary Franchini (2 dimensional artist and art teacher) and Barbara Neswald (2 and 3 dimensional artist). Mary Franchini, contemporary artist, teacher and juror for regional shows, will include self-portraits in her window. Barbara Neswald, a recent transplant to the Peninsula from Philadelphia, will showcase plants and animals. For years, Barbara has been known for her commitment to Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators. Shown: Black & White Mary by Mary Franchini
The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, April 7 from 6 – 9 pm.
705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative
April brings artists Steve Klein and Meg Holgate to the ACME Gallery. Klein’s distinctive kiln-formed work and Holgate’s paintings, drawings and glass sculpture are a marriage of quiet balance and gentle movement.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
Burton Jewelers will feature an expanded show of “Two Perspectives”, Linda Henley & James Keul (Mother & Son) floral themed watercolor and landscape oil paintings. The show will be much enhanced with new works coming out of their show in North Carolina. Complimenting the painting wills be a special new selection of Lundberg art glass from California. The April Birthstone is diamond and a special selection of impressive and interesting diamonds will be shown. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be offered.
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts
“SPRING HAS SPRUNG”. This showing features many new local artists including Jan Gellatly, Watercolor & Prints; Susan Specht-Oram, “Cats & Tulips”; Nancy Hammer, Mixed Media; and Paul Lewing, Acrylics & NW tile designs. The Gallery also presents new works by Ellen Dale, Fused Glass; Greg Dugan, Watercolor, Pen & Ink; Randy Emmons, Watercolor; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylic; Linde Husk, Acrylic; Michael Laboon, Clay Murals; Jesse Link, Prints on Canvas; Terry MacDonald, Acrylic; Jill McDougall, Mixed Media; Ron Moore, Wood Sculptures; Ruth Owen, Textiles; Suzanne Powers Oil, Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics, Carla Seaton, Mixed Media; Annette Tamm, Fused Glass; Gail Thein, Bead Jewelry; Maria Wickwire, Sculptures; Peggy Woods, Watercolor & Prints. A SPECIAL TREAT: Greg Dugan will be demonstrating at 7pm his watercolor & drawing techniques.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery’s “Tulip Poster Artists, Past and Present” will feature the oils on metal by 2017 poster artist, Trish Harding, watercolors by 2016 artist Sandy Haight, vibrant oil pastels by 2005 artist Brett Varney and color photographs by 2000 and 2003 artist Randy Dana. All artists will be at the reception signing posters from their various years. Also showing are quilts by Fidalgo Island Quilt Group, in addition to new jewelry, sculptures, and glass work. Image: “Mt. Vernon”, 12 x 28 Oil on Metal by Trish Harding
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic features art from Tom Krowl during the month of April. Tom was born and raised in New York City. Although he has had no formal training, Tom discovered a love for the arts at a young age and is self-taught. Tom also restores paintings, including the enormous “Lady in the Woods” piece at The Majestic which originated in 1889 from Manchester, England.
611 R Ave, The Depot
Join the Anacortes First Friday Artwalk for Tulips and Literature. Open from 6-9 pm on First Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Presented by the Anacortes Arts Commission. Featuring local artists in photography, painting and sculpture in honor of the Tulip. And featuring local authors and their stories to tell (fiction and non-fiction.)
.Center On Contemporary Art 2017 Member’s Show, curated by Deborah Paine, Curator and Collections Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. The exhibit runs April 6-29. The opening reception is this Thursday, April 6 from 6-9 pm, in the CoCA gallery at 114 3rd Ave S. Shown at the left: Under the Umbrella by Malayka Gormally.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., introduces David Burdeny along with new work by Chase Langford in their April exhibit, “Parallels and Meridians.” On view through April 22, the exhibit opens on First Thursday in a reception from 6-8pm.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with “Echoes + Traces,” featuring paintings from two visually contrasting artists, Danila Rumold and Lori Swartz, artists connected by a fundamental interest in the layering of shapes, colors, lines, and textures, in effort to explore mental and physical sensations of being present.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., invites all to a reception with the Joe Rudko and Daniel Carrillo, April 6 from 6-8pm. Saturday, April 8, at noon the gallery sponsors a “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through. This is the first one-person exhibition by Seattle artist, Joe Rudko. A photographer by training, the artist now primarily works with found photographs. For this exhibition, Carrillo uses older daguerreotype technique, focusing not on his artist contemporaries, but on the tools and ephemera found in artists’ studios.
Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents “Color Meditations,” an exhibition of abstract paintings by Seattle artist Charles Emerson. Emerson embraces color and process as the foundation of his artworks, which range from atmospheric compositions reminiscent of landscapes to non-representational color fields. An artist’s reception for Charles Emerson’s first solo show at Harris Harvey Gallery will be held First Thursday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Since his Seattle debut in 2016 at Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., painter Wendelin Wohlgemuth has shown in New York, Los Angeles, Spain, and Sweden. His new body of work is inspired by photographic imagery, which he translates in paint and then adds abstract marks, thus reinforcing his view that we “see photographs in the same way we view ourselves: as virtual objects.” The opening reception is from 6-8pm.
The Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washingston, opens from 5-8pm with “Elements,” featuring work by Whitney Buckingham-Beechie.
Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing the work of Robert Pruitt in a show titled “Planetary Survey.” The show features works on paper- a combination of charcoal, conté and pastel on hand-dyed or coffee-toned paper- in a variety of sizes. The signature portraits blend elements of science fiction and technology with traditional African patterns and ceremonial sculptures. With this body of work Pruitt is particularly interested in the historic notion of "black escape," a desire to be free from the literal and psychological constraints on the formation of black identity reaching back to slavery.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets & Barry Herem - New Works.” Presented is an exhibition of berry baskets in glass by Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and traditional woven berry baskets by artists including Isabel Rorick (Haida), Lisa Telford (Haida), and Deborah Head (Tlingit). The Northwest boasts over thirty edible berries in its ecosystem, so it follows that indigenous peoples have made berry-picking a central seasonal activity for millennia. April is the first blush and bud of the salmonberries and Indian plum, and marks the time when the tribes make preparations for gathering.
The Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Surface, Portraits by David Beckley. Surface presents David Beckley’s re-examination of the photographic portrait and its (in)ability to effectively convey identity. Also showing is Susan Christensen’s “Climb!,” a new series of pastel abstract drawings, united by the image of a ladder. Shown at the right: Bend the Truth by Susan Cchristensen.
“Pieces of Stories”, featuring the work of Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell, debuts at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., opens April 6 from 5-8pm. Both artists combine pieces of text and imagery together to create new narratives in their proximity.
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 . 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
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.
34th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibitions.
Thru April 24
Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery, Mount Vernon. www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com
“A Passion for Provence:Landscapes, Seascapes and Wooden Boats,” opens from 5-7pm tonight at the Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W. McGraw Street in Seattle. The solo exhibit features 20 new French Impressionist oil paintings by Valerie Collymore. The show runs through April 29.
Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second Street in Langley, features the kaleidoscopic art and mandalas of Beth Johnson, the organic flow of Clovy Tsuchiya’s tableware and the metal art of Johnathan and Jandellyn Ward this month. Meet the artists, member artists along with the gallery’s newest artist, Tina Goodrich, from 5-7 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and the music of Tali.
From March 29-April 2 Ginny Ruffner, internationally-known glass artist, returns to the Museum of Glass Hot Shop to investigate a different phenomenon, the ways which glass art can intersect with the growing world of virtual and augmented reality. Ruffner will experiment with creating glass lenses designed to fit in VR (virtual reality) devices like Google Cardboard, an inexpensive cardboard holder which allows viewers to use their own phones to create virtual reality experiences. Ruffner lives and works in Seattle, and her intricate glass sculptures have influenced the field of flameworking worldwide. Ruffner’s Residency will be available for sponsorship through the Fuel Their Fire online auction.
Work of renowned Native American artist Steve Smith (Dla’kwagila) runs from March 22 -April 8 at the Steinbrueck Native Gallery , 2030 Western Avenue at the north end of the Pike Place Market. A reception for the artist is on Saturday, March 25 from 5-6pm. Smith’s work has been exhibited in the Changing Hands show, curated by the Museum of Arts & Design. He held his first major solo exhibition in 2013 at the Steinbrueck Gallery; his major commissions can be found at the in YVR Art Collection at the Vancouver International Airport. He is recognized as a leader in the contemporary Native art movement, changing the direction of the traditional work of the Northwest Coast peoples.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/display.php?id=598
Museum of Glass Sixth Annual Slider Cook-with an evening filled with tasty sliders from local South Sound restaurants, a fiery glassblowing show by John Miller, and swinging tunes from Seattle band The Dusty 45s. Tickets include slider tastings, a cook-off with local celebrity judges, and a festive silent auction. Members receive a $5 discount. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now! Please be advised, the museum will close at 3pm on Sat. March 25 in preparation for Slider.
March 25 – 26
Spring Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show. www.nwartalliance.org
Admirers of Veryl Goodnight can meet the artist in person at the Tacoma Art Museum on Sunday, March 26, at 2 pm. Goodnight is presenting a talk as the third installment of TAM’s Christine Mollring and Jennifer E. Sands Artist Lecture Series, which focuses on contemporary artists of the American West.
“Earth, Sky and Water,” opens Friday, March 17 from 6:30-8pm at the Arts of Kenmore, at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE in Kenmore. The opening reception includes presentations by Mayor David Baker, City Manager Rob Karlinsey, and the Hwy 522 Beautification Projects committee. Find out how this really happened and why 10 Semi-Finalist Artists are vying for the giant public art installation along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Gallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, invites all for refreshments during the Art Walk Edmonds tonight from 5-8pm. The gallery is showing the Small Works Show featuring over 200 pieces by 75 different artists! This is an annual opportunity for collectors to access small affordable pieces by many well-known artists. The Small Works exhibit is open to the public seven days a week only until March 30!
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.
March 15, 16
RAW Artists Seattle returns to Seattle @ Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., on Wednesday and Thursday night with "CUSP" featuring over 60+ talented artists covering several artistic mediums.
March 15 – 19
James Mongrain is doing double duty at Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Not only is he joining MOG as a Visiting Artist, but his exhibition, Ispirazione: James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection is on display in the Klorfine Gallery. Mongrain’s talent for glassblowing is renowned.
March 18 – 19
Quilt Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Over 500 quilts, demos, and shopping
Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 in Poulsbo, reminds all that Saturday, March 11, from 5-8pm, is the Second Saturday Artwalk in Poulsbo. Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary posters and showing his latest work. Also featured are works by Carrie Goller and Christopher Mathie. Shown by Christopher Mathie, Finding the Truth I have Been Searching For