Digital Expressions and Sculptures at Blue Whole Gallery

sequimThe Blue Whole Gallery opens from 5-8pm with “Digital Expressions and Sculptures,” featuring Marilynn Evans (digital artist) and Joyce Volmut (sculptor).  They will showcase unique work in the front windows.  Marilynn and Joyce create what they see and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine art filled with joy.  Meet the Artists on Fri., 7, 5:00-8:00 pm at the gallery located at 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Shown: Arctic Stomp by Joyce Volmut.

Bainbridge Island Art Walk First Friday 6-8pm

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts artists’ reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 7 At the heart of this highly contemgroup exhibition of personal visions and stories shared through diverse photographic processes. Techniques include traditional darkroom photography, pinhole camera, conceptual filmmaking, interactive installations, as well as experimental and evolving artworks. Featuring abstract and representational watercolors by John Adams and Mike Biskup, and glass by Tiffany Thiele. Images: John Adams, Blue Horizon. Tiffany Thiele, Vase. Mike Biskup, Morning Tier. Shown: John Adams, Blue Horizon.

bimaBainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E., has an exhibit featuring “Women in Photography” in the Rachel Feferman Gallery through October 1. The group exhibition of personal visions and stories is shared through diverse photographic processes. Techniques include traditional darkroom photography, pinhole camera, conceptual filmmaking, interactive installations, as well as experimental and evolving artworks. One of the pieces is shown at the right.

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is featuring a solo exhibition of work  by Kathe Fraga during the Bainbridge Art Walk.Fraga’s artwork was recently featured at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art   Spring Exhibition, "Revering Nature",  including 11 paintings.

 

 

 

the islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E., introduces “Print Magic,” featuring Jan Branham, Pam Galvani and Shelley Minor in a reception from 6-8pm. In concert on the plaza is Stringology, vintage American music and much more.

First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, July 7 from 6 – 9 pm.

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative 

ACME Creative continues their exhibition Landscape in the Anthropocene curated by Natalie Niblack. Natural and cultural environments can no longer be separated, and nature is now shaped by culture. More often than not, landscape painting reflects the desires and romantic ideal of the culture that produces it, rather than the reality outside the front door. This exhibition asks the viewer to recognize the consequences of our relationship with the environment.

 

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts 

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its NW Artists in our NEW SHOW for the Summer:  “SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS” – a celebration of light and color that only the NW can achieve.  We are happy to include 2 NEW Artists:  Steve Hill, Pastels; and Ralph Bladt, Watercolors; in addition to new works by Ellen Dale, Fused Glass;  Randy Emmons, Watercolors; Caroline Garland, Oils; Jan Gellatly, Watercolors; Greg Dugan, Watercolors & Pen & Ink;  Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylics; Terry Mac Donald, Acrylics;  Suzanne Powers, Oils;  Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics, Maria Wickwire, Sculpture;  Ron Moore, Wood Sculpture; and Peggy Woods, Watercolor and many more.  New Jewelry by Gail Thein and Annette Tamm whose hand beveled pendants are one-of-a-kind treasures.  Our featured Artist Demo will be by Terry Mac Donald with her bright & colorful acrylics, collage & mixed media painting. 

 

913 6th Street, Salt & Vine  (New Merchant)

Salt & Vine offers a fine selection of wine, meats and cheeses in a cozy bistro environment.  We have Sky Island Cooperative presenting new wood, metal, tile – mixed media pieces for your walls.

 

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Little Gems” show featuring a juried exhibit of 70 small works of art in a variety of mediums. Member artists throughout the state of Washington are showcased with many genre and the awards were given by Lois Griffel, director of Cape Cod School of Arts.   Best of Show awarded to Joy S. Olney for “Research Men”, oil.  First Place awarded to Jane Wallis for “Docked at Port Angeles”, oil. Also, come see new glass, jewelry, tables and an outstanding selection of new sculptures!

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

Lois Judd, our July artist, will return to the Majestic Inn with her paintings and mosaics.  Both mediums share similar subjects: people, landscapes, and everyday objects.  A dynamic contrast in surfaces can be seen in the glitter of glass and the layering of paint.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk July 6

clip_image002Opening First Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., is “ What Would Betsy Ross Do? A New American Flag Project,” a community-based art project showcasing creative reactions to the political climate of the United States. Over 25 artists present textile work, large-scale installation, and participatory projects. A simultaneous social media engagement project, collected by the hashtag #whatwouldbetsyrossdo, allows the participation of ‘Betsy Rosses’ from around the world.

 

 

 

Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S.,  welcomes a new collection by Washington’s own Will Robinson. With the immutability of stone and the rawness of nature at its core, “Continuumachieves a dynamic delicacy rare in stonework of such magnitude. On view through July 22, the opening is from 6-pm.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson,  is pleased to announced a “Summer Group Exhibition” featuring an eclectic group of artists working in various mediums.  This includes artists such as
Larry Calkins, Stacie Chappell, Sam Chung, Mieko Hara, Selene Santucci, Heny Steinberg,
and more!

 

 

 

In July, Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,   presents Wilder Places, an exhibition of recent oil paintings by Seattle-area artist Christine Sharp. Sharp melds abstraction with representation of the landscape in vivid paintings that interpret the topography of the Northwest. She translates scenes with bold color and pattern. The effects are fragmented forms arranged into harmonious compositions resembling the land. The artist will be present for the opening reception First Thursday, July 6 rom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Opening from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is work by Seattle artist Linda Haack. Haack works with mosaic techniques in assembling complex, interwoven geometric patterns on wall-mounted three-dimensional sculptures. Large in scale and bright in color, complex patterns fill the many curved forms.

 

 

prographicaPrographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Liberty” featuring Peter Zokosky, Fred Stonehouse, Robert Schultz, Robert Pruitt, Sarah Perry, Judy Nimtz, Michelle Muldrow, Kerry James Marshall, Tim Lowly, Ira Korman, Laurie Hogin, F. Scott Hess, Kenny Harris, Josh Dorman, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Melissa Cooke, Darlene Campbell, Shay Bredimus, Sandow Birk, Eric Beltz and David Bailin. The exhibition is an unconstrained, non-thematic, all-inclusive installation of diverse artworks that vary in medium, scale and content. The artists chose their subjects based on the question: "What occupies your mind in and out of the studio?" In other words, they were at liberty to choose which artwork to exhibit without restrictions, parameters or curatorial constraints. The viewer may be inclined to consider this show art for arts sake, bohemian, free form, atypical, unorthodox, or progressive. The installation is an all inclusive; it is an opportunity for 20 creative minds to share an experience and yet remain fully autonomous.

 

 

How would you paint a paradox? Laura Thorne’s paintings in “Panoramic Present capture time through sight. Stand both inside and outside of time as you experience her evocative expressions with form and color, where what appears is shaped by what disappears. See Thorne’s work at SAM Gallery  during a celebration of this new body of work Thursday, July 6.

 

 

 

 

stonington"The Long Game", a solo exhibition of juniper and bronze sculpture and original sketches by Hib Sabin returns to the  Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson in an opening from 6-pm. A print and digital catalog will be released in conjunction with the solo show, available only through the gallery. Sabin (Non-Indigenous) returns with a body of work that considers ideas about age in a world where youth is lauded, applauded, and sought after with religious fervor. Now in his 80s, Sabin turns his critical eye and dexterous carving hand upon himself, with work that reflects upon the timelessness of the human condition, the desire to revisit the past with a discerning eye, and a fearlessness of what lies beyond the known.

 

 

 

With a First Thursday opening, July 6, 5-8pm Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the gallery will host a group exhibition that celebrates it’s legacy and future.This exhibition includes work by artists who have been at the heart of the gallery’s programming since its beginning. It also includes work by a group of artists who are new to the gallery. Together, these 41 artists represent our commitment to honoring our history and to always being open to new ideas and ways of seeing. Traver Gallery, now an internationally recognized leader in the field of contemporary glass
and cornerstone of the Seattle arts scene, first opened its doors in 1977 in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The premier exhibition featured seven local painters, many of whom had been Traver’s professors at Cornish College of the Arts. In the tradition of lineage, the baton has now been passed to William’s daughter, Sarah Traver, who continues to build upon the visionary foundation begun by her father 40 years ago.

Gallery Walks and Events Through July 9

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

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park.May through Oct. 11am – 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information: www.nwartalliance.com

SLU Art Walk from 5 – 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March – Nov. 5 – 8pm, 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

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm. www.pobsa.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 April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape. 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

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

 

Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

July 7

Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am – 5pm. For info: www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com

July 8 – 9

Ballard Seafood Fest. Huge free festival that includes arts and crafts. Takes over Ballard. For map and info: www.seafoodfest.org

July 9

Tacoma Art Festival for art and music lovers, along 6th Ave. For map and info: www.on6thave.org

Barbara Duzan and Jaime Ellsworth at Waterworks Gallery

waterworksOpening in a reception today from 4-7pm is “Birds, Bunnies, Dogs and More…” at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor. In the animal world of Barbara Duzan and Jaime Ellsworth, the artists draw their inspiration from their unique perspective. Both Barbara and Jaime bring their strength and skill to their medium.

Tickets On Sale for Pilchuck Open House July 16

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Pilchuck Open House on July 16 fro12-5pm.

• Watch hot glass demonstrations by renowned artists.
• Experience docent-led tours of our facilities and scenic campus.
• Browse the Pilchuck Gallery Art Sale.
• Participate in hands-on glassmaking activities. ($10 – $80)
• Enjoy food concessions that will be available for purchase.

General Admission: $25 includes docent-led tours. Children 5 and under are free.

Reservations Required: Register on-line HERE

Questions?: Call Sara at (206) 254-1966 or e-mail ssloyer@pilchuck.com

Cash or Check only accepted for concessions and activities the day of Open House.

Pilchuck Campus: 1201 316th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292

Calendar of Events Through June 25

June 23 – 25

Taste of Tacoma, Point Defiance Park. The ultimate family picnic with something for everyone. For info: www.tasteoftacoma.com

 

June 24 – 25

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Seattle’s largest Indie Craft Show.

Grinstead and Lowery Showing at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven is  Bellingham’s go-to location for wood furnishings designed and built by local artists.  In June, Artwood will feature the paintings of Brenda Lowery; and the woodwork of Joel Grinstead. For many years, Artwood has offered Joel’s carefully-made wood rings, earrings, bracelets, ornaments, kaleidoscopes, and many more gift items, as well as small tables. He will be in Artwood for the Solstice Walk on June 16th, from 5-8 p.m. Shown at the left by Joel Grinstead.

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Edmonds Art Walk Third Thursday in June 5-8PM

cascadiaCascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue,, is  featuring a selection of rare sculpture by major Northwest artists covering the decades of 1920’s-1960’s in an exhibition titled “Northwest Sculpture: Five Decades of Form and Innovation.”  Artists working in wood, plaster, marble and bronze include Everett DuPen, John Carl Ely, Marvin Herard, James FitzGerald, Phillip Levine, Ebba Rapp, and George Tsutakawa.

 

 

 

Currently showing at the Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., is work by Mike Wise who brings a new collection of art embodying the essence of the rugged and wild landscape, the elegance of nature and the profound beauty of our American farmlands. Also showing is Kyle Paliotto’s impressionist landscapes and animal paintings which bring an intimate perspective into farm life and the beauty of rural settings all around us. Champagne toast and light dessert bites along with live Gypsy Jazz from the Toka Ensemble and the reception on Art Walk night.

 

 

galnorth_thumb[2]The June exhibit at Gallery North, 401 Main Street, is "It’s in the Details!” featuring Anacortes painter Sue Swapp and Yakima potter Bernadette Crider.  Swapp is highly skilled in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor and bases her choice of medium on her subject. Her work features Northwest landscapes and often offers the viewer a moment’s glimpse into the life of an animal. Crider creates her celadon and plum-red ceramic pieces by hand-carving details into the leather-hard clay before it is fired. 

 

 

Zinc Art + Object Gallery, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens “Pieces of Stories” and
a second look at works by Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell.

Antique Prints of Birds and Bugs at Fine Impressions

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring prints and paintings of birds and bugs from around the world on the homepage this month. Included is a  collection of contemporary and antique pieces, like this hand colored engraving "Moth" from the "Natural History of British Insects" from 1802.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through June 19

Third Thursday

Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.edmondsartwalk.com

Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm, www.thirdthursdaykent.com

Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.

 

Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

 

June 16 – 18

Edmonds Arts Festival Celebrates 60 Years One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest arts celebrations. It’s a free fun-filled Fathers’ Day Weekend in Edmonds. Fri. 10am – 8pm, Sat. 10am – 8pm, Sun. 10am – 6pm.www.edmondsartsfestival.com

 

Meeker Days Festival, Downtown Puyallup. The largest street festival in Pierce County. www.puyallupmainstreet.com

 

Fremont Fair & Parade offers a craft market and art activities. www.fremontsolstice.com

Kirk Lang Art Jewelry Exhibit at Facèré Through July 3

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle,  presents an exhibition of new work from June 14 – July 3 by Seattle artist Kirk Lang. Inspired by the shapes, materials, and textures of outer space and extraterrestrial travel, Lang’s jewelry art incorporates titanium, niobium, and meteorite. A Seattle-based goldsmith, sculptor, and educator, Lang holds an MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design, and Penland. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings, and Metalsmith Magazine. Most recently, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant, and a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. Recurring themes in his work include time, space, and mythology, both in the form of interactive wearable and sculptural objects. Image: Collimation 1, brooch, titanium, diamond and meteorite.

June Feature Artists’ Show Opens Tonight at Parklane Gallery

parklaneThe June feature artists’ show at the Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane in Kirkland opens from 5-8pm tonight for the Kirkland Art Walk.  The artists on view are:

 Lena Leitzke presents “Roads Around the World” incoporating  views with her impressionistic landscapes that reflect exotic differences and similarities in the countries she has visited.

Dakota Dean presents “A Delicate Force, Street Art on Canvas” depicting those powerful moments of peace and serenity yet simultaneously powerful in energy.

Also showing is CJ Peltz,  a figurative sculptor residing and working in the Pacific Northwest

Watercolors Show on View at Childhood’s End in Olympia

childWatercolors by Beverly Fotheringham and Julie Creighton are on view through July 9 at Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia.