Waterworks Gallery Opens Melinda Hannigan Show June 6

jpegWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, showcases Melinda Hannigan’s “Boxing the Compass” through June 27. The partial plimsoll marker, the depth lines and the pock-marked hulls–all these marks are the icons Melinda translates into paintings–some real and some created. These are the marks translated from the freighters, tankers and tugs of the working maritime world. The reception for the show is on Saturday, June 6 from 4:30-7:30pm. Shown: American President Line: President Kennedy.

San Juan Island Artists’ Tour this Weekend June 6 and 7

Take the ferry to Friday Harbor this weekend to see the 24th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Tour. The tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday fro 10am to 5pm. If you need to contact someone about the tour, you can call 360.378.7110, email sjsilk@centurytel.net or go to their website at www.sanjuanislandartists.com. A free, self-guided tour, hundreds of people attend this event every year. In hidden drives and private workshops, artists on San Juan Island ask that you join them in celebrating the anniversary of the San Juan Island Artists’ Studio tour. With a mixture of prints, paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and fiber, the professional artists open their doors and welcome the public to see where art is created and explain their processes. Maps and brochures are available at www.sanjuanislandartists.com and at many businesses in Friday Harbor.

Special Women Painters of Washington Show on view June and July at Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes opening tonight

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery , 420 Commercial in Anacortes , welcomes back to the gallery, the Women Painters of Washington  for June and July. The exhibit presents the artwork of 49 women whose work was juried into the show by Anacortes artist Anne Schreivogl. Schreivogl says, "This body of work showcases an incredibly diverse range of expression from ultra-realism to abstraction. In this show artists took creative risks with subject matter, color harmonies, or application of paint, resulting in vivid ‘Summer Impressions." Also showing at the gallery is a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables, Come meet the artists and Anne Schreivogl at the opening reception on Friday, June 5 from 6-9pm. Shown: Awaken by Denise Cormier Mahoney.

Leo Saul Berk Exhibition at the Frye through September 6

fryeCurrently showing at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle is “Structure and Ornament,” an exhibition of sculptural and video work by Seattle artist Leo Saul Berk, featuring two new site-specific installations commissioned by the Frye. Berk’s work pays homage to the mid-century American architect, painter, and musician Bruce Goff (1904–82) who designed the Ford House where Berk grew up.  The Ford House is notable for its dramatic color and light  and radical use of materials.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk June 4

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Portals,” landscapes by Meg Holgate. Holgate finds beauty in the fleeting, incomplete and imperfect elements of nature,  expressed in paintings that depict landscapes in vibratory and sometimes hazy states—representing both the tangible and the inexpressible Shown at the left: Net 1.



“A Straight Shot,” a group photo show featuring new photography works by David Leventi, Jeffrey Milstein, Michael Wolf & Carol Charney, opens from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. Works by emerging artist David Leventi have been published in national magazines including: TIME, Vanity Fair & Conde Nast. Wolf is an established photographer with an extensive exhibition history. His latest series of Paris Roof Tops is a less seen view of one of the worlds most photographed cities.The show runs through June 27.



frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., welcomes Portland artist, and
2015/2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient, Elise Wagner, in her first solo exhibition in Seattle with a reception from 6-9pm. The exhibit, “What Remains,” Wagner curated and wrote a catalog essay for the group exhibition “The Spaces Between” at Butters Gallery in Portland. Her work is widely collected in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Also, her work was published in 100 Artists of the Northwest in 2014. Wagner exhibits her work at galleries in Boston, Washington D.C., Portland, Shown at the right: Encaustic and oil on panel.



The third exhibition of work by artist Victoria Haven opens at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., in a reception from 6-8. The artist will also give a talk about her work at noon on Saturday, June 6. Also showing is the work of Jane Hammond in her sixth exhibition at the gallery.



The Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington Street #104,  invites all to view his work in a reception from5-8pm. Juan also encourages the public to visit the work of his next door neighbor, Stephanie Hargrave.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., showcases the  new paintings of Gaylen Hansen, one of the Northwest’s premier artists, in a reception from 6-8pm.  Having recently moved from the Palouse area to Whidbey Island, Hansen has added forest scenes to his already extensive repertoire, which, of course, includes the ongoing exploits of his alter ego, the Kernal. His work is in the permanent collection of the Seattle Art Museum , the Portland Art Museum, and many other institutions.



lisaharrisLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, presents “Night Light,” works in acrylic by Seattle artist Richard Morhous. The paintings capture night scenes of York and San Francisco illuminated by artificial light. Morhous will attend the “First Thursday” opening June 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A photograph appearing in the New York Times 15 years ago, of headlights and street lamps shining on Broadway, was the inspiration for this series. The gallery has mounted solo exhibitions for Richard Morhous nearly every year since 1987. Paintings and reviews of his work have appeared in numerous publications over the years, including The Pacific Northwest Landscape: The Painted Landscape, and in the 2003 survey, 100 Artists of the West Coast. His work may be found in such collections as the Hallie Ford Museum, Microsoft Corporation, City of Portland, University of Washington Medical Center, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Shown at the left: Neighbor.



The Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., is showing “Voyager,” a study in getting lost by Bill Finger, in an opening reception from 5-8pm.



stoningt“Masters of Disguise,” a group exhibition on masks and faces, opens in a reception at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, from 6-8pm. Each year Stonington Gallery presents one or two large themed group exhibits that showcase the astonishing variety of styles, skills, and imaginations of artists living between Northern California all the way up to the northernmost tip of Alaska. This particular exhibit focuses on the myriad ways the artists represent the human face. Shown at the right: Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth) Shaman Transformation Mask.

Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  showcases “ Parallel Frequencies: Seattle”  in an opening reception from 5-8pm. The six artists in this important exhibition were accepted for the 2014 John H.Hauberg Fellowship held at the Pilchuck Glass School; a residency which promotes research, development and collaboration among a group of outstanding artists. Pilchuck founders, John H. Hauberg, Anne Gould Hauberg and Dale Chihuly’s educational philosophy of "artists teaching artists" is at the core of this program; encouraging group members to provide technical support to each other while exploring progressive methods of working. 



Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, is featuring “Tulips: A History” still lifes by Sherrie Wolf, in an opening reception from 5:30-8:30pm. Also, on display are new and recently acquired works by Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Dennis Evans, Lisa Gilley, David Kroll, Alden Mason, Mark Tobey, & George Tsutakawa.

Art Walks and Events through June 7

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

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 – 8pm, November through March. 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

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 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.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

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.


June 6

Artists’ Garage Sale, Schack Art Center , 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Features glass, ceramics, art supplies, paintings, old stock, seconds, and new stock.  Visit www.schack.org. for more information.

Radiance Summer Show at Women Painters of Washington

womenThe Women Painters of Washington  will exhibit  “Radiance,” a group show where light takes center stage beginning June 2 in downtown Seattle.  Twenty-four of its members bring a range of works from the abstract to the realistic capturing the radiance that light exudes in each piece.  The summer show runs  through September 11. The Women Painters of Washington Gallery is located in the Columbia Center Building 701 5th Ave. Suite 310. Show: Cement by Beth Van Faasen Betker.

Women in the Arts Share Success Stories

Artnet News just published an interesting article written by Sara Cascone about successful women in the arts world. Cascone interviewed over 62 women  who share their secrets. Follow this link to read it: https://news.artnet.com/people/secrets-of-art-world-success-for-women-291090

Kirkland Has a Brand New Park Lane Art Street

kirklandIn a special opening party tonight from 6-8pm, the City of Kirkland wants you see the all-new Park Lane and join them for the ribbon cutting and free concert with the Geoffrey Castle Band. The celebration continues on Saturday from 10am-6pm with an open-air merchant market.

Fred Birchman and Carolyn Krieg at Prographica thru June 20

prographPrographica Gallery, 3419 East Denny Way, is currently showing Fred Birchman’s “Reclamation Projects” and Carolyn Krieg’s “Horses.”

Birchman’s work is in the collections of many regional corporations and museums including Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington; the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner; Washington State’s Arts in Public Places Program; and Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.

Many museums and corporations have collected Krieg’s work including the Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris; the Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington; the Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana; the Junior League of Seattle; the King County Public Art Program, Kent Regional Justice Center, Kent, Washington; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois; the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner Washington; the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Print and Drawing Collection; and the Seattle Art Museum. Shown:Carolyn Krieg, Tunnel.

Howard/Mandville celebrates 25th anniversary

howardmandvilleThis year Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, celebrates 25 years in business. I can count few galleries in this town who have lasted that long, so believe me when I tell you that it is no small feat. It requires a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to the quality and care of  their artists and clients. They represent regional and nationally acclaimed artists whose styles range from contemporary abstraction to traditional realism. You’ll find over 60 artists who show with the gallery on a regular basis, including works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, bronze and glass. Shown: gallery owners Pat and Dan Howard.

Heaven and Hell & Somewhere in Between currently showing at The Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver through October 12

moaTake a fun drive up to Vancouver and see the North American premiere of this extraordinary exhibition showcasing 300 Portuguese folk artworks – a distinct and eclectic mix of urban graffiti and mural paintings combined with popular rural creations: puppets, figurines, carnival masks, ceramics, and more. On view through October 12 at the Museum of Anthropology University of British Columbia, their Audain Gallery has been transformed into a visually stunning environment that fuses high tech components with industrial and textural elements that take cues from Portugal’s long maritime history. The artworks will be presented in three thematic parts: Heaven and its saintly minions; Hell, crammed with devils, masks, and mythological creatures; and Portugal, the Place In Between, which is wrapped in diverse historical cultural layers and haunted by the beliefs from past eras.

University of Washington graduation exhibit May 23–June 21

henryOn view from May 23 – June 21.  Each year, the Henry Art Gallery , on the school campus,  presents the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. The exhibition features the work of graduating master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students  wherein each piece embodies each individual artist’s vision and direction for their work.

Anelecia Hannah Brooks talks at Waterworks Gallery May 23

waterwWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is hosting a talk by Anelecia Hannah Brooks on May 23 at 1pm. Brooks will talk about  her paintings the inspiration, the technique and answer questions about her work. Her quiet paintings of everyday objects reflect the passage of time… the used piece of soap, the crumbled up ticket and the stuffed animals. Shown: Fortune.

Rachel Maxi debuts at Zinc Art + Interiors in Edmonds

zincZinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd. Avenue S. in Edmonds, is debuting  Seattle artist Rachel Maxi’s abstract works through June 15. Well known for realism, Maxi uses the abstract to depict our multi-tonal world with the same knowing deft stroke of her brush with oil on canvas. Maxi unlocks the possibility of color and brings our understanding of it to a new level.  Meet her  at a soiree in her honor on May 21st from 5-8pm at the gallery.