Opening in a reception today from 4-7 pm at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, are recent oil paintings by Debbie Daniels and Cathy Schoenberg. Daniels turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides her impetus to paint. Schoenberg, after many years of painting woman at work, woman with their cats and flowers, and woman in repose, is now drawing her inspiration from the natural world of flora and foliage. Her paintings of flowers play with the abstracted aspects of the natural world. The show runs through July 9. Shown: Schoenberg at work.
This fun-filled community event that the whole family can enjoy takes place June 17-19. The Edmonds Arts Festival offers a variety of activities including artist booths, juried art galleries, an amphitheater with live entertainment, food courts, a student art exhibit, kids crafts, and more. Shuttle bus service and admission are free. Find out more at www.edmondsartsfestival.com. Friday and Saturday 10 am–8 pm, Sunday 10 am–6 pm, 700 Main Street, Edmonds. www.EdmondsArtsFestival.com
Tacoma Art Museum holds their first free Art Maker Faire, an evening filled with art-making stations sponsored by local organizations, tasty food truck cuisine, and DJ music on Thursday, June 16, from 5 – 9 pm.
“Our first Art Maker Faire is a terrific opportunity for TAM to partner with many of the innovative creative venues in Tacoma. We’re inviting the community to get to know those organizations through this lively evening at TAM,” said Samantha Kelly, Director of Education at TAM. “Art Maker Faire is designed to be an all-ages event where visitors can be active and experimental with art.”
Good Earth Pottery Features Flora & Fauna at the Annual Fairhaven Solstice Walk on June 17 From 5-8 PM
June brings “Flora & Fauna,” works by featured artists Clovy Tsuchiya & Jordan Jones who create complementary soda-fired pottery, to Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham. Unifying themes of color and nature run through their work, but each clearly expresses her unique creative voice. Their work will fill the front of the gallery through June and you can meet the artists during the Annual Fairhaven Solstice Walk on June 17, from 5-8pm. Over 19 Fairhaven venues will be open late with special features to celebrate the start of summer.
On view through August 23 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds, are two new exhibitions: “Against The Moon: The Art of John Matsudaira,” and “Northwest Photography at Mid-Century.” Shown: John Matsudaira (1922-2007) First Snow, 1959, Oil on canvas 48 x 32" Collection of the Matsudaira Family
“Earth, Dust and Oil,” pottery by Melinda O’Malley and paintings by Leah Welch are featured in the art walk at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, and will be on view through June 30. Shown at the right: Need a Flower by Melinda O’Malley.
An encore show by Alfred Harris opens during the art walk at Zinc Art , 102 3rd. Avenue S.. Harris’ May show with Zinc was his first solo exhibition with the gallery and also his first ever sold out showing. Harris’ notable and highly graphic, in-depth mixed media pieces layer found paper, instinctive brushstrokes, and resin for methodical works of structure that also radiate an energetic spontaneity. His work can be found in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, as well as many corporate collections. Shown at the left: Cards on a Tray.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE, features an in-depth look at print making with an exploration of mezzotints and aquatints this month. Both part of the intaglio family, they are noted for a more painterly style with depth of color and shadow like this Cat by French artist Laurent Schkolnyk. Visit their homepage to learn more about the processes and see some examples from the collection.
Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo features a group show this month. Located in historic downtown Poulsbo, the gallery features a mix of contemporary fine art such as sculpture, art jewelry, mobiles and paintings – from small to large-scale, in a variety of media including oil, encaustic, egg tempera and mixed-media. Shown: Pacifique II by Carrie Goller.
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.edmondsartwalk.com
Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,www.thirdthursdaykent.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.www.seattledesigncenter.com
Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.
June 17 – 19
58th Edmonds Arts Festival, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest arts celebrations. It’s a free fun-filled Fathers’ Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 11am – 9pm, Sat. 10am – 8pm, Sun. 10am – 6pm. Visit www.edmondsartsfestival.com.
Museum of Northwest Art Annual Art Auction in La Conner. Preview: Fri. June 17. The museum’s largest annual fundraiser — for both seasoned and novice art collectors. Visit www.monamuseum.org
June 18 – 19
Long Shot kicks off with a global photo shoot on June 18 & 19, where people all around the world simultaneously take photographs during the summer solstice weekend. Everyone who registers and submits their photos will have one image included in the slideshow and exhibition celebration event in Seattle on Saturday, June 25 at Photographic Center Northwest. A $20 donation covers registration, image submission, and digital print production. Consider forming a photothon team or rallying friends and family across the country
“Twenty Eight Shades of Blue,” a group show curated by Karin Anderson, is on view this month at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The gallery is also celebrating its 19th anniversary. The gallery now enjoys 28 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fiber art, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry. Shown: Trio of Blue by Liz Harper (fused glass), Gregory Felando (ceramic vase), Jan Tatom (scarf)
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Nocturne,” an exhibition on view from June 15 – July 5 of new work by Kathleen Faulkner exploring visions of the night. Incorporating metalwork and oil pastel, Kathleen Faulkner’s jewelry captures nature in dreamlike landscapes and portraits. From metals, to scrimshaw, to oil pastel, Kathleen Faulkner is versed in and combines many materials. She began her work in metals after an apprenticeship with Northwest metalsmith Lois Bertolino in the 1980’s. She exhibits drawings, paintings and jewelry. Shown: Starlight.
Opening June 11 from 5-7pm at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, is “Expressions of Nature,” new paintings by Renato Muccillo. A member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), he received three awards in 2003 at juried shows hosted by the organization. At the Changing Light show, he was awarded both a People’s Choice Award and an Award of Excellence. The artist also won an Award of Excellence at Altered States, the federation’s abstract art exhibit. The show runs through July 10. Shown: Valley Fires.
On view through January 2017 at the Bellevue Arts Museum is “Bren Ahearn: Strategies for Survival,” an emotionally-charged selection of samplers by San Francisco-based artist Bren Ahearn. For the past decade, Ahearn’s work in fiber has stitched together a variety of cultural references to question the traditional understanding of manhood and its assumed qualities of courage, vigor, and determination. Drawing upon vintage samplers and contemporary imagery that includes Hello Kitty, American football, and cage fighters, Ahearn’s needlework appropriates these recognizable symbols into a narrative that playfully but poignantly addresses the culturally shunned topic of a man’s sensitivity
The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, presents the newest works by Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille in an opening reception at the gallery on June 8 from 6-8pm. This new exhibit, on view through July 9, is titled “Poetic Vision ” reflecting her newest medium of acrylic on wood panels."Poetic Vision" explores the lunar influence on the conception of new thoughts and ideas. The moon is a powerful heavenly body of reflective light long associated with femininity, creativity, growth, and the germination of life. Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.
Barbara Mack Keith (1933-2016), co-owner of one of the five oldest galleries in town, Gallery Mack at the north end of the Pike Place Market in Seattle, died May 26 after a brief illness. She leaves behind her life partner of 41 years, Michael Peterson, four children, 11 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
It’s been my pleasure to have known her since 1988. Barbara was much more than a loyal advertiser in Art Guide Northwest – she was a friend through thick and through thin. We shared many confidences over the years as we weathered the ups and downs of the economy and both experienced the loss of a child. Through the years Barbara’s hard work, determination, generosity, loyalty and integrity kept the doors open. She could be seen walking to the gallery every day, and continued working to the end. She was truly a woman of substance.
Michael pretty much sums it up as he says, “ Loving Barbara came to me as easy as the sun gives heat and light. For over forty years I have had the privilege of her essence and presence in my life, and I am TRULY thankful for that! With the power of all of those cherished moments and that grand influence, comes the hardest challenge I will ever face and that is the fact of losing her.”
In lieu of flowers please direct donations in her memory to: Pediatric Interim Care Center, Kent, WA or Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) Foundation, Seattle, WA.