Art Walks and Events Through August 20

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.

August 17 – 20

Chief Seattle Days is a festival to honor Chief Seattle. Native art, canoe races, salmon bake, Suquamish.

August 18 – 20

Poulsbo Arts Festival is celebrated on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo. Art, food, music.

August 19 – 20

Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work. Along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 West Marine View Dr.

Viking Days at Nordic

Orcas Island Artists Studio Tour Through 5PM Tomorrow

29 premier Orcas Island Artists are available for viewing this weekend for the Orcas Island Artists Studio Tour. See first hand how and where those special techniques are being mastered, meet the artists and purchase their most recent work. Watercolors, stone cutting, woodwork, forging, encaustics, ceramics, fiber arts, sculpture, photography, jewelry, printmaking, paintings and more.

Muller, Jablonski and Peltz Showing at the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland

parkRecently opened at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland, is a showing of works by Rachel Muller, Irena Jablonski and CJ Peltz. Muller presents "Amazing Birds" which will include both her paintings and sculptures of birds from around the world. Jablonski shows “Much Ado About Figure”, a collection of  traditional art meant to stir the psyche of the viewer. Peltz is a figurative sculptor residing and working in the Pacific Northwest. Their shows will be on view through September 3.

Women Painters of Washington Exhibit at Childhood’s End in Olympia

womenOn view through September 16 at the Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, is “Seasons,” a group show featuring the Women Painters of Washington. The juried show, features 50 paintings by 38 women artists from our state. Women Painters of Washington is an association of professional female artists from all corners of Washington state, whose mission it is to present & promote the Arts. Through encouragement for each other & involvement in the community, Women Painters of Washington works to foster higher achievement and recognition for those in the Arts.

Max Hayslette at Carrie Goller Gallery in Poulsbo

CaptureCarrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo, wants you to mark your calendar for Saturday, August 12, 5-8pm, Second Saturday Artwalk in Poulsbo.  Max Hayslette will be autographing complimentary posters of Woodland Pond #2 (image shown) and showing his latest work.  Join all the fine art galleries on Front Street for wine and fun. 

Steve Pulver’s Work Featured This Month at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodgIn August, the turned bowls of Steve Pulver are showing at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham.  Steve, a lifelong Whatcom County native, has been lathe-turning bowls, pens, goblets, for 12 years or more. A member of the Wood Turners Association, he loves to spend time in his shop.  See his work at the gallery walk on August 25. Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven. 360-647-1628;

J M King Exhibition at the Cloud Gallery

Thursday August 10,   from 5 – 9 PM, “J M King: Behind the Curtain: portraits of unusual living” opens at the Cloud Gallery, 901 E. Pike in Seattle. King’s portrait work is inspired from caught glimpses of what people see in their own minds as reflections of themselves.  These fleeting instances are recorded in this highly varied and diverse show.

Art Walks and Events Through August 13

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit


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 noon – 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.


August 11 – 13

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, 10am – 6pm daily. Features regional artists in local studios. Forty-three artists will be on hand showcasing their work in four local artists’ studios. The studios will be filled with fine, hand-crafted work, like jewelry, pottery, metal art, paintings, garden art, and photography. The studios are open 10 to 6 on Friday and Saturday, and 10 to 5 on Sunday. The Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour, with live music, and refreshments. For complete details including a list of studios, artists, photos, a map, and beautiful color brochure, go to For more information call Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504.


August 12 – 13

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm.

Catherine Eaton Skinner Opens Show at Waterworks

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, opens with a reception for the artist, Friday August 4 from 4-7 pm to introduce Catherine Skinner’s new show, “Silence Without Echo.” The encaustic paintings place us in the shadows, allowing a quiet moment in ever-changing surroundings. This month’s total eclipse, the dissolution then rebirth of sunlight, reminds us that we remain a small part in our world of water, earth, sky and space. There will be an artist talk/walk of the show  Saturday, August 5th  11.30 – 1.30 pm. Image: Still Light IX Release, Encaustic, oil, Moab Entrada paper on panel, 24 x 24 x 2

Seattle Art Fair August 4 – 6

We’ve already toimageld you about this grand art event held at Century Link Field in Seattle. But, just in case you forgot, here’s a reminder. This is just about the busiest week I can remember for the art world here as there are numerous art walks and events throughout the Puget Sound area.  For the third year in a row, the Seattle Art Fair contributes to  the arts as thousands of people pour into Pioneer Square to see art from over 100 galleries around the world as well as 15 from Seattle.

Issaquah Art, Wine and All That Jazz Tonight 6-9pm

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s 15th annual Art, Wine and All That Jazz event continues on Friday, August 4th from 6-9pm.  The event is FREE to the public. Bring the kids, friends and neighbors to experience local artists, hands-on art, nationally and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians and wine tasting!

Anacortes Arts Festival August 4 – 6

anacortesartThe 56th annual Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Northwest.  2017 dates are August 4 – 6.   Filling historic downtown Anacortes, it consists of ten blocks of booth artisans from around the country, three stages with live music, and a regional Fine Art Exhibition.  Also included are a Working Studios area including sand sculpting, chainsaw carving and more.  Food trucks and vendors offer culinary treats including seafood, regional and ethnic dishes, and goodies.  Three beer gardens pour micro brews, Northwest wine and cocktails.    An active Kids Area and Art Dash (certified half marathon, 10k, 5k), round out Festival activities. For more information, visit

Jody Bergsma Show at Scott Milo in Anacortes Opens Tonight in Conjunction with the Opening of Anacortes Arts Festival

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, welcomes renowned Bellingham artist, Jody Bergsma to the gallery with her new genre of work in acrylic with mixed media metallic. Bergsma brings florals, birds and landscapes with metallic mixed media accents. Also showing are encaustic paintings by Marilee Holm, oils by Lorna Libert, acrylics by Cynthia Richardson and pastels by Jan Wall. Reception with the artists is Friday, August 4, 6-9pm, held in conjunction with the opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival.Image: Hummertime, 30 x 30 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas by Jody Bergsma

Visual and Emotional Reality Opens at Blue Whole in Sequim

bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim, opens “Visual and Emotional Reality in Depth” in a reception August 4 from 5-8pm. Featured artists of the month of August are Debbie Cain (gourd artist) and Karen Rozbicki Stringer (photographer).  Debbie and Karen, the two award winning artists known in their respective fields will showcase unique work in the front windows.  Their art will take viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.  The exhibit will be on through the month of August. Image: Feathered Mask by Debbie Cain.

Seattle First Thursday New Shows

proKoplin Del Rio’s fifth solo exhibition by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, “Borders and Other Imaginary Fractals” opens from 6-8pm tonight at the Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S. The multiplicity of voices in the de la Torre Brothers’ work begins with their Mexican background, a combination of the Native Mexican, Spanish and Aztec ancestry, resulting in a rich Mestizo hybrid. The works featured in the current exhibition include new hand-blown glass works from their recent artist residency at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. Recognizable imagery with technically masterful glass elements, depicting various Mayan, Aztec and religious iconography is juxtaposed with historic icons embossed  with scores of trinkets and objects scoured from dollar stores around the world. Image: The Flaunting of Youth

travergThe Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street opens from 6-8pm with Dan Friday’s “New Works in Glass.”  The Lummi glassblower is welcomed back to Stonington for his second solo show. Friday utilizes the medium of blown and hotsculpted glass to show reverence for his Lummi Nation heritage, and to honor specific Lummi artists who paved the way.Image: Hot-sculpted Glass Feathers by Dan Friday. Each sandblasted and pumiced