Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is currently showing sculptures by Tom Small. Deriving his inspirations from organic forms, Tom’s works soar in their spaces and speak in quiet tones. Having worked in stone, wood and cast glass, he allows each particular medium to have a unique presence. Shown: Bakbakwalanooksiwae
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 6pm until closing.www.belltownartwalk.com
Phinney Greenwood 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.
October 10 – 11 from 10am – 5pm
The Sammamish Arts Commission presents the 9th annual Sammamish Arts Fair held at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA. The annual fair has grown in reputation to be one of the most anticipated arts events on the Eastside featuring an exhibition of jury selected artists. The Sammamish Arts Fair is a community-wide cultural art experience, which is produced in partnership with the participating artists, the Sammamish Arts Commission , 4Culture and the City of Sammamish.. Visit their website for more information: http://sammamishartsfair.wordpress.com/
OCTOBER FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK
The Gallery Walk is Friday, October 2 from 6 – 9 pm.
705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces (New Merchant)
A.C.M.E. Creative Space will be joining forces with the Anacortes Arts Festival to exhibit the popular Steamroller Block Printing Project. A team of 22 artists worked during the Festival to create large scale block prints on fabric using an industrial grade steam roller. Some of the artists involved included Natalie Niblack, Jean Behnke, Kathleen Faulkner, Nicolette Harrington, Sue Roberts and Cathy Schoenberg.
711 Commercial Ave., Classic Style & Co. (New Location)
We love Autumn at Classic Style and Company! Cooler days and colder evenings mean sweaters, cowls, coats, and hats. Think warm, cozy, and stylish this season.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers
Burton Jewelers presents "The Most Beautiful Pearls In the World" Event showcasing the extensive pearl selection from, Mastoloni. Additionally, the Peregrine O’Gormley sculpture and Philip McCracken drawing art show continues, along with Douglas Burton custom jewelry designs. Refreshments will be served!
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery presents new monoprints by Marie Powell of Ilwaco, WA. Powell brings a new selection of coastal images, in addition to abstract work and florals in bright colors. Also showing are abstract pastels by Amanda Houston, oils by Brooke Borcherding, pastels by Jan Wall, oils by Keith Sorenson and steel mesh with glass tables by Lanny Bergner. Shown: Riding the Wave by Marie Powell.
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
The Majestic will be featuring oils and collage by Maggi Mason. Mason’s inspiration mainly comes from imagination from inspirations by poems, songs, myths, memory and travels around the world.
611 R Ave. The Depot Gallery
The Anacortes Arts Commission presents The FIQ Divas, Friday, October 2, 6-9 pm and Saturday, October 3, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Join us for "ABOVE THE NECK", featuring jewelry, scarves, hats, fiber art and more for wearing on the neck or above. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Anacortes Family Center.
Seattle First Thursday in Pioneer Square and South Lake Union as Most Galleries Open for Receptions from 5-8 pm
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, presents dual exhibits featuring Richard Jolly in “Liminal State” and Rob Snyder in “Medicine Bottle.” Richard Jolley’s blown glass sculptures explore humanity’s interconnectivity with the natural world and the great cycles of life.Snyder looks to his immediate surroundings for inspiration, literally gathering the materials for his art on Vashon Island, where he resides. Shown at the left: Richard Jolley, Bust with Metallic Leaf .
ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. is showing “ Rebels of the Floating World,” featuring Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, street artist/muralist/fine artist, and welcoming the first exhibition in Seattle by acclaimed contemporary Native artist and activist Louie Gong. Fischer combines elements from pop culture, Japanese folklore and the aesthetic of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in graffiti inspired paintings with layers of homage to explore cultural dualities. Gong (Nooksack), a self-taught artist who gained national recognition for drawing cultural art on shoes, steps outside his comfort zone to participate in his first fine art exhibition.
Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, invites all to a Happy Hour Preview, éphémère, from 4:30-6 pm and asks, “Respondez S’il vous plaît!” This exhibition marks Lisa Zerkowitz’s 5th solo show at the Bryan Ohno Gallery. She introduces a fresh series to welcome a new spirit in glass.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., presents the ten-year survey exhibition of Seattle artist Eunice Kim. Internationally known and celebrated, Kim’s printmaking practice is marked by a singular commitment to safer, sustainable approach to printmaking. Shown at the left: Eunice KIM. Selected prints from her Tessellation Series
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is showing a solo exhibition by Eric Zener with new works in oil and mixed media resin. Voyager consists of water related scenes iconic of Eric’s portfolio. Over the last twenty years, he has depicted swimmers in a floating surrender submerged or diving in swimming pools. For the first time, Eric will debut his large scale oil paintings at the gallery.
Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with “Light Dynamic,” featuring works of renowned photographer Terry Rishel. Tacoma native Rishel. explores his personal, more intimate connection with both the natural and the man-made – from ethereal urban or natural landscapes to sensual floral details. Always observing and patiently stalking light’s elusive moment in the composition. Shown at the right: Bench Warmer.
Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., presents LICHEN, an exhibition where artist Ray Schutte explores and challenges minimalist concepts. Showng in the back gallery is Li Turner’s upcoming exhibition, Mostly Women,
Nicole Brauch’s show, “If You Were Here,” is opening at the Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington. The exhibit features highly nuanced paintings layered with paper, objects and encaustic which speak to past and present, recollections.
Ligne Roset Seattle, 112 Westlake Avenue North in South Lake Union, opens from 5-, during the South Lake Unions Art Walk, with a reception for an exhibit featuring northwest artist Helen Wilder. The show, curated by Patricia Cameron, runs through November 30.
Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with new paintings by Terry Leness. Leness continues her critique of how we live, where we live, and what we do to make our home lives meaningful.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “Dream Conservatory: Flowers, Fruit and Ginger Jars,” a new show featuring work by Richard Hutter. The work is unified by an ongoing exploration of still life forms. A conservatory, for Hutter, is “an indoor space where flowering and fruiting plants, far from their home climes, can be studied and loved by their caretakers.” Over the past two decades, Hutter has been creating a conservatory of his own; constructing a visual language where floral matter meets clean, repetitive line. Shown at the left: Pyrus Communis.
MadArt Studio, 325 Westlake Avenue N. in South Lake Union, presents a selection of small artworks by artist Rick Araluce for South Lake Union’s semiannual art walk on October 1. This installation will feature six of Rick’s signature miniature sculptures, temporarily displayed at MadArt Studio. Visitors will encounter five new works, as well as one favorite from Rick’s recent exhibit, The Minutes, The Hours, The Days, at the Bellevue Arts Museum.
Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., is showing work by Brad Winchester in “For These Reasons.”
Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, presents two solo exhibitions by jeweler Courtney Lipson and famed glass and bronze sculptor Preston Singletary. Lipson (Non-Indigenous) has developed her micro-mosaic jewelry over the last decade, honing her ability to portray subjects such as weaving, flowers, feathers, rock striations and more in intricate detail. Primarily known for sculpture in glass, Preston Singletary (Tlingit) also works in rich bronze and on paper. The prints in this exhibit are the outcome of years of study. His clear, clean formline is presented without his signature glass, the better to display his deft hand and balanced composition. Adding one or two series of prints to his portfolio per year, Singletary continues to experiment and deepen his mastery over this complex, ancient design system. Shown at the right by Courtney Lipson.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street opens with new work by master glass artist Dante Marioni. Also showing is Rik Allen’s blown glass and mixed media.
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, opens from 5:30 – 8:30 pm with “Paul Horiuchi | Master of Collage.” This special exhibition of his signature style collage paintings and four rare to the market screen paintings is a celebration of Paul Horiuchi’s accomplishments as one of the significant American artists of the 20th Century.
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 dayon 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
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
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 Orchard Art Walk is from 2 until 5pm. April through October. www.pobsa.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.
October 1 – 31
Tacoma Arts Month: brimming with hundreds of arts and cultural programs. All events are open to the public; and many are free. visit www.tacomaartsmonth for specific dates and times.
October 2 – 4
La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.
The Nordic Heritage Museum sponsors its inaugural Nordic Culinary Conference. Conference participants will be immersed in an experiential program, introducing their minds and senses to award-winning cuisine through a series of lectures, presentations, and tastings by both Nordic and regional chefs. RSVP online at NordicCulinaryConference.eventbrite.com by September 30 or contact Jonathan Sajda at email@example.com or 206.789.5707 ext. 35.
October 3 – 4
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am – 6pm in Downtown Issaquah. Loads of art and free fun. Visit www.salmondays.org. Northwest Artist Lisa Middleton is bringing her hand painted Seattle Map Collection to Issaquah Salmon Days October 3-4 and The Celebration of Western Art and Wildlife show and sale in Puyallup October 9-11.
From October 1 through January 10, the Seattle Art Museum is showing “Intimate Impressionism” an exhibit from the National Gallery of Art (in Washington, D.C.). The collection is comprised of extraordinary paintings considered to be the jewels of one of the finest collections of French Impressionism in the world. This exhibition features 68 intimately scaled paintings by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters, including Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh, among others. These works, which are prominently presented in the East Building of the National Gallery, have long been treasured by the museum’s visitors and prized by art historians. Image credit: Madame Monet and Her Son, 1874, Auguste Renoir, French, 1841-1919, oil on canvas, 19 13/16 x 26 3/4 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection.
The Frye Art Museum just opened an unprecedented, large-scale celebration of exceptional artistic practice in Seattle called “Genius 21 Century.” The exhibition features over sixty-five visual artists, filmmakers, writers, theater artists, composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, and arts organizations. It runs through January 10. Image: by SuttonBeresCuller, You Always Leave Me Wanting More
Port Angeles Downtown Association is hosting an event for September 26-27 called "Arts & Draughts". This will be a venue for Olympic Peninsula artists and will include local musicians as well as a beer and wine garden.
The Washington State History Museum and Tacoma Art Museum open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket and present that ticket at admissions.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Art walk, 12 – 8pm http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/491/Arts-Districts
September 24 – 27
Bellevue Arts Museum partners with IDS West to present “The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest” in Vancouver, BC. The exhibition spotlights the work of notable designers from British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The exhibition will be at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Advance tickets and weekend passes are available now online and tickets will be available at the door during IDSwest. For more information please visit idswest.com
Museum of Glass hosts the annual Red Hot Auction and Gala. The September 26 gala will also be buzzing with silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner in the company of internationally-renowned artists, and an after party with John Kiley in the Hot Shop.
September 26 – 27
Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner presents “Surge,” an event designed to draw attention to climate change and its impact on the Northwest’s coastal communities.
For the third year, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is sponsoring The Art Makes You program which helps to facilitate a 5-day workshop for underprivileged children ages 12 and up to be exposed to the fundamentals of various forms of art. The fundraiser takes place at the gallery September 19 from 7-9pm. You can donate at the reception at the gallery or online at Art Makes You web site. The Art Makes You Art Programs are being held in three locations around the world: in Seattle, USA; in Riga, Latvia, and in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Planned are workshops in photography, painting, drawing, performing arts, and much more.
Painting Poetry" group show by Women Painters of Washington, 701-5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle through December 31. Poetry and visual art have inspired each other for centuries. In honor of this mutual affecting influence, Women Painters of Washington present “Painting Poetry” September 15-December 31, 2015 in downtown Seattle. Over 35 members will show their work inspired by poems, sonnets, limericks, and lyrics from a multitude of genres and authors, including some original poetry written by the artists themselves. There will be an artist reception on October 1st from 4-6pm directly before the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. More info at www.womenpainters.com. Shown: Burning Brush by Helen Drummond.
Joining the galleries in Edmonds for its first art walk tonight is the brand new Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue. The featured exhibition is the “Northwest Watercolor Society … the First 75 Years.” Cascadia is the first museum dedicated to NW art from the late 19th century through the 1960s, defined by the waters that flow from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Shown: Inez Hill Bailey, Untitled, circa 1948, Private collection
Art+Wine Walk from 5:00 ~ 8:00 pm at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S..Enjoy live music from the Toka Ensemble along with complimentary appetizers and desserts. Featured through October 15 is landscape artist Andy Eccleshall in “Afterglow.” Shown: Brewing Over Lowell.
“Transcendence,” digital art and photography by Anne Prather is the featured exhibition this month at Gallery North, 401 Main Street. The artist’s reception for her work is from 5-8pm. The show includes some rare botanical photographs as well as the rose pictures and computer-generated models for which she has become known. Especially interesting is the set of micrographs which show the stages an Arabidopsis thaliana seed goes through as it sprouts.
On view at Zinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd. Avenue S., through September 12 is “Superheroines,” work by Liam Brazier.
Museum of Glass Red Hot Auction Gala is September 26. Tickets are still available. Every year, the Red Hot Auction & Gala features a limited number of unique table centerpieces that include a set of hand-crafted glass tumblers and a decanter. The 2015 centerpieces, which will be auctioned throughout the evening, are inspired by the shape of honeycombs and beehives, and the decanters included will each be filled with Glass Distillery’s honey-flavored Nectar Vodka. Along with the centerpieces, a limited number of beautiful goblets, featuring honey-dipper stems, are available to purchase online or at Red Hot.