Women Painters of Washington Opens New Show January 5

womenWomen Painters of Washington  presents “Abstract Marks” running January 5 through April 1 in their downtown Seattle gallery located in the Columbia Center Building.  All realms of abstraction, from non-objective art to abstract reality, will be represented by over 30 artists featured. Look through a canvas window into a heady world where reality and illusion tango with a strange and awe-inspiring elegance – one where only abstract art can take you. Meet the artists as they discuss their works on February 4 from 4-6pm. More information at womenpainters.com. Shown:  Flow by Carole Barrer, Flotsam by Cheryl A. Richey, and Verdant by Kristi Galindo Dyson

First Thursday and Friday Art Walks Moved Forward a Week Due to New Year Holiday Last Week

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 will resume their gallery walk in February

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


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.belltownartwalk.com

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. ­artupphinneywood.com

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com


Second Saturday

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.

Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm Tonight

Cole Gallery, 107 Fifth Avenue S.Avenue, presents "Merry and Bright"!  …New work from Heather Pasqualino. Enjoy Champagne, desserts and live gypsy jazz Christmas music with the Toka Ensemble at the reception during the Edmonds Art Walk.



galnorthThis month, the artist members of Gallery North,  401 Main Street, will display their holiday best. The work of over 20 local artists will be available. In addition to the members’ fine art and skilled craft, there will be artist-made gifts, seasonal cards, and ornaments. The gallery members invite you to come in to browse and enjoy the imaginative art at Gallery North. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments  during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk, on December 17, from 5-8 pm. Shown: Snowmelt by Catherine James.

SAM Lights Tonight at the Olympic Sculpture Park

samolyFrom 6-9pm tonight at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, experience an evening of art, music and lights. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink, grab a sweet bite, and take in the sights. Come wearing your best light-inspired ensemble and become a part of the art. Free and open to the public.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through December 20

Third Thursday

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

Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.https://www.seattledesigncenter.com

Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5 – 8pm. All three museums are free.www.tacoma.com/events/tacomas-third-thursday-art-walk/

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.


Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.

Santa Art at Fine Impressions Gallery

fineimpressionsAll kinds of “Santa Art” is on view this month at Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle. Also showing silkscreen prints from Olympia artist Sherry Buckner. Go to the web site for all kinds of ideas. Shown: Sam Hamrick, Home Run Santa.

Children of Privilege Opens at Dendroica Gallery

Dendroica Gallery, 1718 East  Olive Way, Suite A. in Seattle, presents "Children of Privilege" including work by Hannah Dean, Esther Ervin, Julie Gautier-Downes, Abigail Hagan, Tracy Lang, Henry Miller, William Vaegemast, Frank Wieditz, and others. Opening night reception is December 10, 5 – 8 pm. The work will be on view through January 10.

Gunnar Nordstrom Special Unveiling of Dr. Seuss Portfolio

gunnar“Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” the unveiling of the new portfolio featuring of a collection of the artwork of Dr. Seuss, takes place at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, in a vernissage on December 9 from 6-8pm. A special presentation by the Seuss representative, Jeff Schuffman, will be on Saturday, December 12 from 5-8pm. This limited edition portfolio takes visitors behind the scenes to experience the Dr. Seuss archives in a way you never could before. Nine expertly crafted works, adapted from Dr. Seuss’s original concept drawings for Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” are presented within a specially made collector’s edition case, which includes an introductory letter from Audrey Geisel, a rare photograph of Ted in his studio with images from the project, and excerpts from his original manuscript.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through December 13

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm from May – September. visit www.wallingford.org


Second Thursday

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


Second Friday

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


Second Saturday

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

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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.

Drawing Jam December 5 at Gage Academy of Art

Gage Academy of Art presents the 16th annual Drawing Jam, happening Saturday, December 5, from 9am-6pm at the Gage building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral  on Capitol Hill, 1501 10th Ave E. The annual family-friendly celebration of art and music features more than 50 live models in studios throughout the building, as well as live music, demonstrations from Gage teaching artists, dedicated spaces for families and young artists, an assortment of local food trucks and FREE art supplies for all.

Reviving Boat-building at The Burke Museum

burkeWitness the revival of a lost practice as part of a special month-long program at the Burke Museum, corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street in Seattle (on the University of Washington campus).  From 12/5-12/19, watch Burke Curator of Native American Anthropology Dr. Sven Haakanson, students and volunteers construct an Angyaaq—a traditional Native boat made by Alaska’s Sugpiat peoples and destroyed by Russian settlers in the 1800s. Photo: from the Burke Museum.

Holiday Group Show at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeTo celebrate holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery,  129 W. Washington in Sequim,  offers the “Annual Holiday Group Show” in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 4. The Gift Gallery inside has been open since Nov. 17.  Both Holiday exhibits will stay open through Dec. 28.  Meet the artists from 5-8pm. Shown: Rhapsody by Brian Buntain.

Bainbridge Island First Friday Art Walk from 6-8pm

bacBainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, celebrates December with “All Things Red.” Participating artists are:  Marilyn Bergstrom, Morgan Brig, Jeff Brown, Lynn Brunelle, Granite Calimpong, Leah Clark, Karen Cornell, Diana Cronin, Garth Edwards, Jeannie Grisham, Annie Hancock, Ernest Hilsenberg, Delila Katzka, John Keppeler, Leigh Knowles, Suzy Kueckelhan, Nana Kuo, Barry McAlister, Larry McCaffrey, Shane Miller, Beth Moga, Merrilee Moore, Carl Morgan, Kimberly Morris, Kim Murton, Janusz Pozniak, Lynn Everett Read, Joan Stuart Ross, Selene Santucci, Terry Siebert, Raquel Stanek, Tiffany Thiele, Jennifer Umphress, David Ulrich, Susanne Werner, Susan Wiersema, and Cathy Woo. Shown:  Tiffany Thiele, Votives.

theisland“Let it Glow,” the 10th Annual Wearable Art Show, is showing this month at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way. Featured designers are: Amy Brill, Sandra Holzman, Amy Nguyen, Katrin Noon for Spirithouse, Maggy Pavlou Carol Lee Shanks, Carter Smith, Bara, Maria Chapin-Cao, Virginia Paquette, Red Lotus Collection, Begona Rentero, Agnes Seabass, Christine Sundt, Bobbie Sumberg and the Lou Zeldis Collection. New artists introduced this month are Nancy Raasch, Irina Staricov and  Delores Fortuna. During the opening entertainment will be provided by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. Shown: Cardigan by Sandra Holzman.

Anacortes First Friday Gallery Walk


The Gallery Walk is Friday, December 4 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art walk.

902 8th St., The Good Stuff  (New Merchant)

The Good Stuff – a unique Fired Arts Gallery.   Glazed, one-of-a-kind glass and porcelain arts have a special shine in artwork by international artists, gifts, home decoration and personal use.  Featuring sparkling, porcelain ornaments by Nancy Bergman. 

705 Commercial Ave., ACME    Creative Spaces  (New Merchant)

ACME Creative Space will be presenting a group show during the month of December entitled Black and White.  Artists include Eve Deisher, Jasmine Valandani, Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, Lanny Bergner, Terry MacDonald and Sue Roberts.

704 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Oil & Vinegar Bar  (New Merchant)

Featured artist is Cynthia Richardson with her impressionistic acrylics.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers begins the Holiday Season with new work unveiled by Peregrine O"Gormley and the continuation of his show with the graphic works of Philip McCracken.  New custom jewelry designs by Burton Jewelers will be featured.  Also new for this year will be custom glass Burton Jewelers Christmas ornaments, limited edition of 85, available for the first time at the Art Walk!  Refreshments will be served.


scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery is featuring new acrylic paintings by Jennifer Bowman.  Also showing are oils by Sandy Byers, pastels by Barbara Benedetti Newton, acrylics by Cynthia Richardson, photographs by Lewis Jones and Randy Dana, steel mesh tables and baskets by Lanny Bergner and custom wood tables by Gary Leake.  Painting Demo by Jennifer on Sat., Dec. 5 from Noon – 2pm. Shown: Sunflower, acrylic on canvas by Jennifer Bowman


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

The Majestic hosts two new artists: Cathy Schoenberg and Michael Clough.   Cathy Schoenberg’s paintings are familiar to the Skagit Valley area, being an active artist here since the early eighties Michael Clough’s paintings are inspired by his natural surroundings on the Skagit River Delta where he has been living since the 70’s. His technique is unique involving layers of canvas cut and sanded on which he uses glazes of paint.

419 Commercial Ave., The Apothecary Spa 

The Apothecary Spa presents Carla MacDiarmid, "Carla’s Crazy Art" as the featured December artist. 

611 R Ave. The Depot Gallery 

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents A Holiday Gift Show at the Depot, Friday, December 4th, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, December 5th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Shop this holiday season at the Depot, unique gift ideas for all.

904 6th Street, City Hall 

The 98221 Gallery and the Anacortes Arts Commission presents, A City For All Seasons, by local 98221 artists.   The Gallery will be open for First Friday Artwalk, December 4th from 6:00-9:00 pm. A City For All Seasons will be on display from December to May.

Forging Reflections at Sculpture Northwest in Bellingham

sculptureSculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect Street in Bellingham, introduces their new show, “Forging Reflections: Luminosity Meets Metal Work,” on December 4 from 12-5pm. The show runs through February 20. Three artists display radically different work but with something in common despite their various approaches. Jason Brown employs traditional Northwest Coast imagery as a starting point but uses a totally different media- forged steel. Paul Rand uses wood and light in a thoroughly contemporary way that has an architectural quality. and actually uses reflected light. Wayne Kangas produces exuberant pieces of collected metal scraps that glitter, reflect the light and seem to move.