Art walks and events through September 14

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm from May – September.


Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 –


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until

Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk is from 6 –

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon –


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 –

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 –

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 –

Poulsbo Art Walk is from is from 5 –


September 12

Fifth annual Madison Park Art Walk opens at 6-9 PM Fri, Sep 12, 2014 with a public reception at Starbucks in Madison Park with refreshments and live music.   Juried show features more than 40 local artists in 30 Madison Park businesses.  Art will be displayed at businesses during regular business hours from Sep 12 – 28th.  This is a unique community event bringing together local businesses, local artists and the community and its residents.   Event is free to the pubic.

More openings on September 6

galnorthGallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, opens “Infinite Realities” in a reception this afternoon from 1-4pm. Another reception will take place during the Edmonds Art Walk on September 18 from 5-8pm. The exhibit showcases digital art and photography by Anne Harlan Prather.



The Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend,  welcomes newcomer Julie Read with 30 of her quirky, colorful paintings to it’s walls during September. The exhibit is titled First Big Show. "I mostly paint wild animal,." and runs through September 30.



simonOn view through September 29 at the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is a show called “ Late Summer Soliloquy” featuring well-known northwest artist Alfred Currier. Currier  is noted for his  Skagit Valley landscapes as well as a few new ravens (back by popular demand) and even some boat yard plein-air paintings in honor of the Wooden Boat Festival. Also on view is work from Anne Schreivogl, who will also have some of her signature whimsical paintings with motifs of books, bicycles, cats, typewriters, sunflowers . . . essential elements to the joy of life. Additionally, the gallery introduces self-taught Portland wood carver, Stan Peterson. Peterson draws scenes from his regular urban walks or dreams, often using the mythic quality of animals or human-animal hybrids. All three artists will attend the opening during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on September 6 from 6:30-8:30pm. Shown: Bottom Work by Alfred Currier.


Smith & Vallee Gallery,  5741 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is showing  a unique exhibition of new work by local artists Kathleen Faulkner and Peter Belknap.  The show will run from September  6– September 28 with an opening reception Saturday, September 6 from 5-8 p.m. 

Dianne Kornberg show opens Sept. 6 at Prographica

PrographicaNorman Lundin, Director of Prographica Gallery  presents a solo show of work by Dianne Kornberg which opens Saturday September 6 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and continues through October 11. Prographica is located at 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood. Dianne Kornberg’s photography—spanning twenty-five years of work with the most recent pieces completed last month—demonstrates the artist’s formal and expressive range, which is significant. That she has an absolutely first-rate visual mind is clearly evident. Shown: Madonna of Materialism.

Brackenwood’s Annual Print Show opens September 6


First Friday openings around Puget Sound

The following shows would normally open on First Friday as opposed to the previous ones we posted which are opening on Friday instead of First Thursday because of the Seahawks game.


bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, opens from 5-8pm with featured artists of the month, veteran painter Lynne Armstrong and gourd artist Debbie Cain. The award-winning artists capture the glory of nature and the fulfillment of the harvest. Shown at the left: Oil Portrait of  Wolf by Debbie Cain.



childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm with a reception for artists Judith G. Smith and Marianne Partlow. Shown at the right by Marianne Partlow.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is having a special “Artist Donation” exhibit this month, wherein all the artists have agreed to donate 10% of the sales of their works to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The reception is from 6-8pm.



scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes,  presents a new collection of Northwest watercolors and etchings by Elizabeth Ockwell.  Ockwell has used watercolor, pen and pencil to create intricate regional landscapes and seascapes of our area.  She also presents a collection of her etchings.  Also showing are oils by Keith Sorenson and Donna Nevitt Radtke, watercolors and acrylics by Christine Camilleri and pastels by Laurie Potter. The opening reception is from 6-9pm. Shown at the left: Bellingham Channel (detail) by Elizabeth Ockwell.

First Friday openings replace Seattle First Thursday

abmeyerScrap piles are the subject matter of Reilly Jensen’s new body of work showing through September 28 at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue.   “Salvage” is inspired by these objects but morphs between mechanical and organic, reality and imagination. These are not acres of trash but rather mounds of matter moving through a transitional state. As you look more closely, it becomes evident that intertwined among the mechanical "bones" are human and animal remains, hinting at the lives to which these machines were once tied. The opening is on September 5 from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Salvage #4.



artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. in Seattle, has partnered with Ann Snell Gallery (Sydney, Australia) to bring a diverse collection of Australian Aboriginal art to Seattle. “Mythscapes exhibits a range of artists, from established masters who exhibited in Seattle Art Museum’s  “Ancestral Modernto the next generation of emerging Indigenous artists. The internationally-renowned young duo, Sarrita and Tarisse King (daughters of seminimal Aboriginal painter William King), have created five new works especially for the Seattle exhibition, including a unique collaborative painting by the two sisters. The gallery will be open on First Friday through  8pm. Shown: Monica Napaltjarri, Womens Dreaming Sites.


Irene Kubota’s “Finding Our Way,” opens  her first westcoast exhibit at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 Main Street, in a reception from 6-8pm.   Kubota’s naïve figurative style is described by former New York Times art critic John Russell as having the “look of [a] grown-up fairy tale that repays investigation.”




Leonard Baskin’s show, “Fierce Humanist,” opens at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, in a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition includes the full range of the artist’s work, from intimate wood engravings, textural etchings, and haunting paintings to monumental woodcuts and freestanding bronzes. Pieces from this exhibition have also been featured in major museum collections, such as MoMA and the Vatican. Also showing are selected works on paper by Sam Francis, drawings by Ben Moreau, and recent stone lithographs by Fumiko Suzuki. Shown at the right: Man of Peace by Leonard Baskin.



The World is Flat,” a group photography exhibition, opens at the Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, from 5-9pm. The show features  candid lifestyle photography, street photography, and adventure photography inspired by DIY, zine culture and life lived to the fullest.



fosterFoster/White Gallery,  220 Third Avenue, celebrates the release of Chateau Ste Michelle’s Artist Series Meritage honoring Bratsa Bonifacho. The 2011 Artist Series will be released September 6, following the much anticipated Friday opening, September 5, 6-8 pm. Bratsa Bonifacho will be in attendance at both the gallery opening and the wine release. The inspiration for Bratsa Bonifacho’s recent series of paintings is classical music. 



fredhFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-9pm with “’MUCHA TO MIRO: 100 YEARS OF MODERNISM." The show comprises one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of original drawings, etchings, and lithographs by the historic Modern Masters of the mid-19th thru mid-20th Centuries presented in the Pacific Northwest. Artists featured include: Jane Atche * Mary Cassatt * Leonetto Capiello * Marc Chagall * Jules Cheret *Salvador Dali * Edgar Degas * Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec * Edouard Manet * Alphonse Mucha * Joan Miro * Pablo Picasso * Pierre Renoir * Theophile Steinlen *James Jacques Joseph Tissot * James McNeil Whistler. Shown at the right: Joan Miro (1893-1983) Le Puisatier.



Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Ave. S., opens on Friday with “Epistrophy Nudes” by David Beckley. Beckley uses long exposures to slowly build photographic images by playing with light and movement.



A solo show featuring David Ivan Clark opens from –8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. Clark is inspired by the "vast, silent plains" of western Canada where he was born and raised. In fine layers of oil, he paints fields of gradated hues on the textured surfaces of wood or stainless steel.




“SuttonBeresCuller’s You knew it was wrong… but you did it anyway” opens at Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., in a reception from 6-8pm.  SuttonBeresCuller work Midas-like to transform everyday objects and experience with a trademark joie de vivre not unlike that of Duchamp.



On view through September 30 at Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S. , the September exhibition of Rein de Lege’s work will focus on his larger scale works on linen. Best known for his large and small expressionist faces, the Dutch-born artist has a natural curiosity about his pursuit that drives him to enlist several mediums including experimenting with digital platforms.



In lisaSeptember Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  presents “Small Pleasures,”  an exhibition of vibrant monotypes and acrylic paintings by Kim Osgood. Osgood’s work reveals the beauty of the changing seasons’ flora and fauna. A reception for the Portland, Oregon-based artist will be held Friday, September 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Her work has been exhibited regularly in the Pacific Northwest since 1985. Major collections include the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, University of Washington Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Swedish Hospital and the Bill and Melinda Gates collection. Shown at the left: Favorite Shirt.



Osprey Letterpress , 108 NW Canal Street, opens In The Land of Plenty,” an exhibition of drawings and comics by Scott Travis. The opening reception will be held on Friday September 5th, from 6 – 9 p.m. Travis is a Seattle based visual artist who explores the relationship between humankind and the natural world through mythological themes.



Pottery Northwest  presents "SHADOWLAND" a solo exhibition of recent ceramics by Andy Nasisse. The show will run from September 5 through September 25 in the Gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North




On view at the Punch Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl, through September 27 is “Avatars and Shapeshifters,” by Justin Gibbens. Lifting the conventions of classic zoological illustration,  Gibbens paints curious images of a forgotten natural history. In his latest installment of watercolor illustrations, Gibbens looks to the East. The show opens in a reception from 5-8pm.




stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with an exhibit titled Look Closer“ featuring works by  Nikki McClure, Thomas Stream and Courtney Lipson. The three artists are  all inspired by the landscape, wildlife and natural rhythms that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Though they use varying media and focus on different aspects of nature, each is clearly deeply connected to this Northwest place. Shown at the right: Yellow-Headed Blackbird by Thomas Stream.




traverOpening from 5-8pm at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, is John Kiley’s “Evenfall” and Hiroshi Yamano’s “Scene of Japan.”  Considered one of the world’s most accomplished glass artists, Kiley’s newest body of work is a study of pure form–an investigation of both the subtleties and the complexities of line, color, curve and shadow. Yamano is known for his technically accomplished works in blown and sculpted glass. In this exhibition, Yamano introduces a new series of sculptural still-lifes that represent scenes from the natural Japanese landscape. Shown at the left: Curving Sound Overlap by John Kiley.

The Magician comes to Seattle at Paper Hammer Gallery

paperhammerMarquand Books and Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue,  are showing of “The Magician,” an epic graphic novel/book art object created by Chris Byrne, co-designed by Scott Newton, and produced by Marquand Books and Paper Hammer Studios. Join the gang  for an opening reception with the artist in the Paper Hammer Gallery on September 4, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. “The Magician comes to Seattle for the first time after showings at the Oxford Fine Press Book Fair in Oxford, England, the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, The Reading Room in Dallas, and Fundacion Pasaje 865 in Buenos Aires.

Sherri Bails at Women Painters of Washington

womensherriWatercolorist Sherri Bails will showcase at the Women Painters of Washington Solo Gallery located on the 6th floor of downtown Macy’s (1601 Third Avenue, Seattle / Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm Sun 11am – 7pm) from September 4-October 30.  Free and open to the public. Shown: On Golden Pond.

Art walks and events through September 7

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 5 – 8pm. Many galleries will hold their openings this week on Friday instead of Thursday because of the Seahawk game.

Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is every Thursday night in the summer until


First Friday

*Many Pioneer Square galleries will hold their openings on First Friday instead of the usual First Thursday because of the Seahawk game.

Anacortes Galleries are open from 6 –

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 –

Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown

Fremont Art Walk is from 6 –

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm.


First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am –


September 1 – October 15

Quilt Walk in LaConner Shops. Visit


September 6

Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St, Open house from 6-9pm. Watch Pratt artists in action as they pull prints, blow glass, pour bronze, forge red hot steel and more!


Drop by the Olympic Sculpture Park on Saturday, September 6 from 10 am to 3 pm for this year’s FREE Salmon Return Family Festival. Celebrate the late-summer return of the salmon and learn about Native American cultures.


Pioneer Family Festival,at the San Juan Historical Museum grounds, 323 Price Street in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Stroll the grounds and watch the demonstrations while you enjoy the food vendors, local arts and crafts.  There will also be games for the children including a shooting gallery, three-legged races, cake walks and sack races.


September 6 & 7

Ranier Beach Art Walk. This event will take place in the areas of South Henderson Street and Rainier Avenue South, and is free to the public. A diverse line up of music, art, and dance take center stage during the festival on Saturday, September 6, from 10 am to 6 pm, with art vendors, food trucks, and the second annual Art Walk Rainier Beach Flying Disc Art Contest. Sunday, September 7 from 12pm to 4pm, attendees are invited to explore the Beach’s cultures, heritage, and sites.  Join one of Seattle’s most vibrant Ethiopian and Buddhist communities to celebrate Ethiopian New Year and learn the art of Zen. Participate in walking tours presented by Touchstones, Kubota Gardens, and SEEDArts. Or join us at Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza for a yoga class, chalk art contest, and henna art.

Michael Flaherty’s ukuleles at Artwood in September

artwoodEach month Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham,   features a particular artist or category of woodwork, and also participates in Old Fairhaven events. During September, Michael Flaherty’s ukuleles will take center stage. On two Saturdays, Sept.6 and 13 from 2 until 4 p.m., Michael will be present in the gallery to demonstrate the processes and tools in the construction of his instruments, of which many will be on view. In addition, Artwood’s walls will display the acrylic paintings of Nancy Canyon, a Fairhaven artist.

Contemporary Art From India opens August 30 at SAM

samcityCity Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India” opens August 30 at the Seattle Art Museum in the third floor galleries. Running through February 15, the exhibition showcases contemporary life in India through the eyes of 12 artists in the area.


According to the Seattle Art Museum, “ The photographers and sculptors, all of a generation that is well-traveled and informed by international art and politics, take a close look at the people and surroundings of their native country, its history, popular culture and ancient mythology, and how these influences shape identities. As a result, their works highlight the contradictions, changes and subtleties that unfold in the private and public spheres.”


“Photography is a potent choice for contemporary Indian artists, perhaps because the country has been somewhat photographically over-exposed by western visitors,” says Catharina Manchanda, SAM’s Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. “City Dwellers” conveys the complexities and also the excitement of everyday life in India today.”

Betty Bowen Award finalists selected

Five finalists for the annual Betty Bowen Award have been selected by the award committee, chaired by Gary Glant. The finalists are: Gretchen Frances Bennett, Seattle; Dawn Cerny, Seattle; Klara Glosova, Seattle; Ralph Pugay, Portland; Peter Scherrer, Bellingham. The award ceremony will be November 13 where the winner will receive a $15,000 prize. The winner’s  work is to be displayed at the Seattle Art Museum beginning October 15.

Video game art show at Ltd. Art Gallery

ltd“Press Start III:Turbo Edition,” third annual video game art show, opens August 29 in a reception from 7-11pm at Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike Street. On view through October 5, the exhibit showcases over 40 artists whose works started as simple video game graphics and fun, but evolved over the decades to become artwork in their own right. Shown: 4Murder of Crows by Kevin Jay Stanton.

Australian Aboriginal Art showing at ArtXchange Gallery

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. in Seattle, has partnered with Ann Snell Gallery (Sydney, Australia) to bring a diverse collection of Australian Aboriginal art to Seattle. “Mythscapes exhibits a range of artists, from established masters who exhibited in Seattle Art Museum’s  “Ancestral Modern to the next generation of emerging Indigenous artists. The internationally-renowned young duo, Sarrita and Tarisse King (daughters of seminimal Aboriginal painter William King), have created five new works especially for the Seattle exhibition, including a unique collaborative painting by the two sisters. The opening reception is August 28 from 5-8pm. Shown: Monica Napaltjarri, Womens Dreaming Sites.

High school photographers exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum

tacExperience the work of Washington’s talented high school photographers, on view August 27−September 28 in the Community Art Space at Tacoma Art Museum. The 2014 Washington State High School Photography Competition received over 4,100 entries, submitted by 1,524 students from 70 Washington schools. Finalists from each of the 12 competition categories are included in the exhibition, featuring 36 photographs in black and white and in color. Shown: Camera Phone Category: Joshua Kahn, University Prep, Seattle