Maestro Lino Tagliapietra returns to the Hot Shop at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass on Sunday, October 19. The day will be dedicated to celebrating the incredible career and recent birthday of Tagliapietra, who turned 80 years old in August. Activities will include the Hot Shop Live! show, cake in the Grand Hall, hands-on crafts, fusing workshops, films about Tagliapietra and catalog giveaways for new and renewing members. Visitors can also view a selection of Tagliapietra’s work in the Grand Hall display, Celebrating Lino Tagliapietra.
Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is showing the intimate story of Bruce Lee through 2017. With the full support of the Lee family, The Wing will be the only museum in the world, outside of Hong Kong, to present an exhibition about Bruce Lee’s life. In 1999, Time Magazine named Bruce Lee one of the most influential people of the century. He inspired – and continues to inspire – millions of people, 40 years after his death, through his trailblazing work in martial arts, film and fitness. He was an international superstar but for Asian Pacific Americans, he was much more. The exhibition features interactive multi-media displays, never-before-seen personal belongings and collector memorabilia related to Bruce Lee’s time in Seattle and the Chinatown-International District, his relationship with Linda and family, his global influence and legacy, and his martial arts. Photo credit: ® & © Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Bruce Lee on the set of Way of the Dragon.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is showing “The Natural World of Stephen McMillan” through October 29. His aquatint etchings are inspired and sustained by the natural world. Whether it’s a bike ride in the Bellingham area countryside, or a week-long backpacking trip in the high Sierra, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through landscape. It is this sense of renewal that he seeks to share with others through his art. Shown: Misty Morning.
This Saturday, October 11, the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association wants the public to vote in their “Extreme Tangerine” competition for the gallery with the best window display. The winning gallery will award a $175 gift certificate to one lucky voter. Your voting ballot enters you into the contest. It all starts with the Poulsbo 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm. Meet artists, watch demos, enjoy music and food as you wander down Front Street in this picturesque town overlooking Liberty Bay.
Opening in a reception from 6-9pm on October 8 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is a show featuring new works by Charlie Barr. Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. In this year’s exhibit, Barr will introduce a few works where architecture becomes the subject matter adding a much more linear perspective to his landscapes. The show runs through November 8.
The Seattle Art Museum announced today that artist Brenna Youngblood is the recipient of the 2015 Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize. Youngblood lives in Los Angeles and her work has been shown in museums and galleries across the country. Engaging and significant, Brenna’s extraordinary photography will be featured in a solo exhibition in SAM’s Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Gallery in 2015.
Wallingford Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm from May – September. www.wallingfordartwalk.com
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.wallingfordartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.westseattleartwalk.com
Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.www.belltownartwalk.com
Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.greenwoodphinneyartwalk.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.centraldistrictartwalk.com
Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm.www.georgetownartattack.com
Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.portangelesartwalk.com
Poulsbo Art Walk is from is from 5 – 8pm.www.poulsboartwalk.com.
October 11, 12
Sammamish Art Fair 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. Eighth annual juried fine arts fair with original 2-D, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, wood and textile art for purchase and artist demos to engage patrons of all ages. A community-wide cultural art experience, which is produced in partnership with the participating artists and the Sammamish Arts Commission. Sponsorship is provided by the City of Sammamish, the Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture. Admission and parking are free.
“Transformation and Adventure,” on view through the month of October at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim, is new work by Robert Bowling and Terianne Stratton. They will showcase unique art with creative transformation and spirit of adventure in the front windows throughout the month of October. Meet the artists in a reception from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Doorway to Adventure by Bud Bowling.
Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152 St., in October. Artist receptions have been changed to the first Friday of the month at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Claire and Kristie at the Gallery on Friday, Oct. 3., 4-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 2.
Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 6-9pm with live music by the C Notes during the reception for Kristen Etmund’s woodblock prints, M.J. Anderson’s stone sculptures, Michael Dickter’s oil paintings, Keith Lazelle’s photographs, and Chris Maynard’s mixed media. Some of the pieces in the show are at the left.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens with a reception from 6-8pm for Lisa Wederquist’s “Desert Rhythms.” The gallery says, “The exhibit features paintings on linen, paper and canvas that capture the essence of the Southwest: Desert sky, wild grasses and the search for water.” Music at the reception is by Peter Spencer & Friends. Shown at the right: Prayer and Water Hymn.
11 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery
Anne Martin McCool Gallery opens “Autumn Colors” with work by gallery artists: Anne Martin McCool, Debbie Aldrich, Carole Cunningham, George Way, Cathy Schoenberg, Tracy Powell and more!
705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP, KP Studios will be presenting photograph work by Lisa & Peter Kuhnlein, as well as, performances by the new Fidalgo Dance Works Performing Company at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers will open a new show with oil paintings by Max Benjamin, of Guemes Island, together with the collaborative glass art by Steve Klein.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery is showing a new collection of fall still life color photographs by Randy Dana. Running through November 4, Dana uses his large format camera and natural lighting to create one of a kind still life work featuring flowers, fruit and antiquities. Also showing are watercolors by Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling, oils by Ramona Hammerly and Don de Llamas as well as a selection of handmade jewelry by Theresa Goesling.The Opening Reception is Friday, October 3 from 6-9 pm. Shown at the left: Image: Cardoon Flight, Photograph by Randy Dana
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa. showcases works of Maggi Mason’s oils and mixed media, Most of her work consists of images from her imagination, and others from memories of people and landscapes which touched her in some way.
419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa (2nd Floor Majestic Inn) is featuring work by Chad Houtz for the month of October.
611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot Anacortes Arts Commission presents “Pretty in Pink”, In Honor of Breast Cancer, featuring the Divas, Anne Martin McCool, Margaret Carpenter Arnett, Models by Ryan Chanel Hair Salon, jewelry artists, fiber artists, and chocolates by Trish. Join the Anacortes Arts Commission to honor Breast Cancer and Island Hospitals Art Therapy Program for Cancer patients. This show will be open on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6-9 pm and on Saturday, Oct. 4th starting at 11:00 am, during the Anacortes Farmers Market, to help raise money for Island Hospital’s Art Therapy Program with a Paint-A-Thon and Mini Auction.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Muse,” a new show featuring glass sculptor Ross Richmond’s latest work. Richmond focuses on the female figure for the first time, drawing inspiration from a wide spectrum of artists ranging from classical painters to contemporary graffiti artists. The results are patterned surfaces influenced by the work of Gustav Klimt. Richmond resides just outside Seattle, and, when not working on his solo career, he actively collaborates with other artists, such as Preston Singletary, Jane Rosen and Keke Cribbs. Shown: Golden Blossom.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens on First Thursday from 6-8pm with prints by M.C. Escher (Dutch 1898-1972); “Friends and Faces,” work by Tomiyuki Sakuta; “Cut from the Same Cloth,” featuring Tyna Ontko’s printmaking; and “Personal Perspectives from Two World Wars,” war as seen y well-known artists. Shown at the left by M.C. Escher.
Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main, presents new works by Austin Texas artist Katy Horan.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., opens from 6-8pm with “Here After,” work by George Rodriguez, on view through October 29. Rodriguez is one of America’s most innovative ceramic artists producing artwork today. His work ranges from large scale figures and sculptural pieces to table top pieces. A Seattle-based artist with roots in Texas, his characteristic style is a fusion of Latin American culture twisted with his own modern wit and soul.
“MaryBeth Rothman: A Curious Collection of Strangers,” is showing through November 2 at Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue. This is Ms. Rothman’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast and will feature over 20 of her critically acclaimed photo-collage, mixed-media, encaustic works on panel. The opening reception for the artist is from 6-9pm.
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Ave. S, opens from 6-8pm with “Unchain Underground- stories of America,” celebrating the tribulations and accomplishments of African Americans. An Artist symposium is scheduled for October 11 from 3-4:30pm with artists Robert Horton, Roosevelt Lewis and Chaz Lindsey.
Gallery IMA 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm to celebrate “James Brown: Evolutions,” and “Paul Metivier: New Works.” A self-proclaimed naturalist, Metivier’s influences include natural history and the aesthetic of decay. Metivier’s fired terra-cotta busts, vases, and statues are exceptional in their plasticity and liveliness and relies on the unreliability of memory and intuition to develop these forms.
Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue South, opens from 5-8pm with a new exhibit featuring James Key and Chris Dufala called “Wave Wither.” For Key, a painter and Dufala, a sculptor one may not think much common ground exists. The truth is that they are more alike than they are different. Each artist’s work is riddled with allegory and false impression.
Kate Steiger’s “Different Worlds” opens from 6-8pm at Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street. Steiger photographs, prints, paints and creates mixed media pieces.
Opening from 5-8pm at the Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, is new work by Juan Alonso, fresh from his European adventure.
Andrea Heimer and Joe Max Emminger paintings open from 6-8pm in a new show at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.. A 2013 Neddy Award finalist, Heimer is a self-taught Bellingham area artist who has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, Berlin, and elsewhere. Emminger has exhibited extensively at prominent galleries throughout the Northwest. Widely collected, his work was used to create Bumbershoot’s fine art poster in 1986 and 2004.
“Emily Wood: To the East” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place and runs November 1. For the past 15 years, Wood, a University of Washington School of Art graduate, has been exhibiting regularly at Lisa Harris Gallery. She also has been featured in galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Chapel Hill, North Carolina and most recently in a solo exhibition at The Clymer Museum in Ellensburg, Washington. Her work can be found in the collections of Seattle University’s Sullivan Law Center, Merrill Lynch, Seattle Cancer Alliance, UW Medical Center, and Tacoma Art Museum as well as in private collections on the East and West Coasts. The artist has been included in important regional survey shows at The Tacoma Art Museum (1995) and the Whatcom Museum of History and Art (1999). In 2003 she was invited to participate in “Artists for the New Century” at Bennington Center for the Visual Arts in Vermont. Shown at the left: Palouse Spring.
“New Members” exhibit this month at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S. Featured are Brandon Aleson, Elizabeth Gahan, Shelly Leavens, Ray Mack, Nate Steigenga, Liz Tran and Brad Winchester. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.
Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with a reception for “Isabel Rorick: The Awakening.” On view through October 31, the exhibit features Haida weaver Isabel Rorick’s famed spruce root weavings. It will focus in particular on regalia used in Haida celebrations, and include baskets, hats and rattles. In her artist’s statement, Rorick speaks of the need for an awakening of how we treat our world. Rorick is a Haida weaver from Old Masset, a village at the north end of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in Canada. She comes from a long line of Haida weavers: her mother, Primrose Adams is a weaver, as was her grandmother Florence Edenshaw Davidson. Shown at the right: Raven Timelines Basket by Isabel Rorik.
“He Who Spins Illusions,” is on view through November 1 at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, and opens in a reception from 5-8pm on October 2. Singletary is widely regarded as a leader in both the works of Northwest Coast Native art and studio glass. He is known for bringing a new material to an ancient tradition. In this exhibition, Singletary’s newest exhibition, the artist delves deeply into the mythic sub-currents of Tlingit emblems and iconography. Interested in the important tradition of storytelling in his native Tlingit culture, Singletary brings a fresh and newly imagined narrative to this most recent body of work.
October’s artist of the month at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, is Tom Dolese. The artist will be on hand October 11 from 2-4pm to meet the public and show his new works. Also showing this month are acrylic paintings by Nancy Canyon. Shown: Chickadee Lantern by Tom Dolese.
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
Anacortes Galleries are open from 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/artwork
Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.www.bremertonartwalk.com
Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown Ellensburg.www.ellensburgartwalk.com
Fremont Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.fremontartwalk.com
Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah.www.issaquahartwalk.com
Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue North.www.upperqueenartwalk.com
Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.vashonislandfirstfriday.com
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 – 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborartwalk.com
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 Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.porttownsendartwalk.com
Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com
October 1 – 31
Savor the San Juans – A Medley of Food, Art & Culture,, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, www.visitsanjuans.com/savor
October 3 – 5
La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.
Museum of Glass in Tacoma for the 11th Annual Iittala Bird Lovers’ Weekend. A yearly celebration of the artistry of Professor Oiva Toikka – one of the most renowned names in glass art – the Bird Lovers’ Weekend will spotlight the imaginative, rich and bold glass Birds by Toikka via a special exhibit with various bird-making demonstrations by Iittala master glassblowers.
October 4 – 5
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am – 6pm in Downtown Issaquah.Loads of art and free fun. Visit www.salmondays.org.
20th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour
More than 50 Whatcom County artists will open their studios to the public during the 20th annual Whatcom Studio Artist Tour held the first two weekends of October 4-5 and 11-12 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Each studio will present a wide selection of art for sale and artists will be available throughout the tour to meet with visitors and many will provide demonstrations of their craft. Art represented on the tour includes clay, glass, handmade books, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and woodworking. The event is free of charge, people of all ages are welcome and most studios are accessible. Check the website www.studiotour.net for updates on venue openings and exhibition dates.
“Ascension” group show by the women of Women Painters of Washington is on view through November 28 at the Women Painters of Washington Gallery located in the Columbia Center Building (701 5th Ave. Suite 310 / Monday-Friday 11-4 / 206-624-0543). This is a group exhibit by award-winning women artists who represent a wide range of styles, genres, and mediums. Free and open to the public. www.womenpainters.com. Shown: Birds in Paradise by Susan Glendenning.
LATE September – October
The Northwest ALL Glass Pumpkin Patches feature 1000 hand-blown pumpkins crafted By local glass artisans. Admission free, but pumpkins are for sale. For dates and locations visit http://www.tacomaglassblowing.com/.
September 25 – 28
Schack-toberfest: Art & Harvest Festival. Festivities include glass pumpkin patch and "Make Your Own Pumpkin" in the hot shop at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.
Gennifer Weisenfeld discusses the work of celebrated Japanese designer Saitō Kazō (1887–1955) during the final weeks of Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum at 7pm.
Pottery Northwest, 226 First Avenue N. in Seattle, welcomes Janet Koplos (co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft and contributing editor to Art in America magazine) to Seattle for a talk at Pottery Northwest on Friday, September 26, 2014 starting at 7 pm. The talk is free, and open to the public.