A selection of shows opening around the Sound August 9

10x10x10xTieton,” a  juried exhibition of art, craft, photo, video, sculpture, and more, takes place in a  great big warehouse at 608 Wisconsin Avenue in Tieton, and features almost 134 pieces of small art selected by 2014 juror Vicki Halper. This year’s show features work from The Yakima Valley, the Pacific Northwest, and all around the country. The show runs through October 11.



The “Castle” in Georgetown at 6420 Carleton Ave. in Seattle, opens from 6-9m with an exhibition featuring local and national artists. Amy Pleasant is one of the featured artists with a series of paintings depicting her family in transition when her husband was sent to Iraq.



coleCole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, presents a new show of small works by Michele Usibelli’s on view through August 31. The artist reception is from 6:30-8:30pm. Also, a painting demo by Joe MacKechnie is scheduled from 11am-1pm. Shown at the right: Bakery Bouchon by Michele Usibelli.



gal9Gallery 9, 60 First Street in Friday Harbor, opens from 4-7pm with a reception for Nancy Maron’s original acrylic paintings in a show called “Island Scenes.” One of the pieces in the show is at the left.



A group show is on view at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner, includes new work by Allen Moe and Maggie Wilder.  Also included are landscape photographs by Mary Randlett, bronze sculpture by Ed Nordin, and sculpture by Clayton James. The show continues through September 28.



mainframe“Northwest Lights” opens at the Mainframe, 3400 Harbor Ave SW #105, in a reception for the artists  from 6-9pm. The show features paintings by Kelly Johnston and Edna Crews and will  run through August 30.



waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites all to a reception from 4-7pm for “PATTERNS.” The show features Tom Rierden’s paintings, Cathy Schoenberg’s paintings and Robin and John Gumaelius’ sculpture. Meet Tom, Cathy, Robin & John at the reception, and earn what inspires their works and enjoy a glass of Proseco.

Poulsbo 2nd Saturday Art Walk August 9 from 5-8pm




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Twin Peaks Art Show at Urban Light Studios

Curated by Maxx, “Between Two Worlds” brings together artists who conceptualize characters from “Twin Peaks” on canvas. The show opens at Urban Light Studios, 8537 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, on August 8 from 6-10pm and will have a closing reception on September 12. A preview gallery is available at http://between-two-worlds.weebly.com/2014-preview-gallery.html

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm for a reception featuring Ann Mallory’s “Higher Ground.”  Mallory’s work was inspired in part by mysterious stone slabs that were found near high water marks after the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan. Slabs, obscured by decades of jungle growth, were carved with ancient warnings not to build on lower ground. Likewise, Ann Mallory’s Memory Stones serve as talismans, witnesses and reminders to learn from our mistakes and keep our lives on ‘higher ground’. Her works have shown in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Art, Santa Barbara, CA.



ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., continues with “Mandala: Contemporary Interpretations of the Ancient Form” through August 9. The show  features nine artists whose work explores the structure or theme of Mandala, the Hindu and Buddhist representation of the Universe. Artwork by Nola Avienne, Sarah Barrick, Eric Carson, Brian Fisher, Carl Gombert, Terra Holcomb, Chris Moench, C. Andrew Rohrmann and Connie Sabo, with related textile and digital installations in the North Gallery by Edric Ong and Judy Shintani.



davOpening from 6-8pm tonight at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is “Things You May Have Missed: A selection of inventory, old and new!” On view is an eclectic selection of hidden gems and lost treasures curated from the galley’s nearly 20,000 works, some which have never before been exhibited in this space. This exhibition will feature Leonard Baskin, Francisco Goya, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Suzanne Valadon as well as contemporary printmakers such as Frank Boyden, Eunice Kim, Carol Summers, and Artemio Rodriguez as well as several altogether new additions to the gallery.



Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, opens from 5-9pm with a solo exhibition from Christopher Derek Bruno entitled "A SECOND." The show marks Christopher Derek Bruno’s return to Flatcolor Gallery with a  solo exhibition of new works.



Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., continues their 2014 Summer Group Exhibition, “RATIONAL/IRRATIONAL: "Why Do We Do What We Do Woppa Do?" Capture France’s Jean-Marc Calvet, Spain’s Gonzalo Martin-Caleo, USA’s Barry Johnson and Cyprus/UK’s Yorgos Papadopoulos. Also featured is work by Jane Burton, Angela Bern Castagnola, Lyle Carbajal, Jay Kelly, Mark T. Smith, Elise Wagner. The show runs through August 31. Shown at the left: The Conversation by Barry Johnson.



Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, opens a “Late Summer Group Show” with Stacie Chappell, Ben Chickadel, Graham Fracha, & Eva Funderburgh in a reception from 6-8pm. All artists will be in attendance.


Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., opens “Ross Palmer Beecher’s Quilts” on First Thursday and is open until 8pm. Beecher is not a Folk artist, but she is endlessly fascinated by the many forms it can take, the contexts surrounding its production, and the complete devotion to a given craft that Folk and self-taught artists bring to their work. The artist will discuss her work on Saturday at noon.



Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S.,  opens Gretchen Gammel’s “Muscle Memory” in a reception from 5-8pm. Themes of the female form, botanicals and wildlife are at the core of Gammell’s work.



Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington St., opens from 6-8pm with  new work by Lisa Myers Bulmash. Myers Bulmash is a mixed media artist who creates collages, assemblages and altered books.



In his final show at the Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., , Curtis Erlinger presents an arrangement of mixed media works that focus on location and displacement. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.



stoningtonMaster carver Robert Barratt (Non-Indigenous) will debut an all-new body of masks, frontlets, bowls, combs, rattles and more in a tightly-focused exhibition opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St. His designs and characters are most closely linked to the Tsimshian/Nisga’a cultures of British Columbia, and Barratt has collaborated and assisted a number of Tsimshian/Nisga’a artists in creating and restoring totem poles in this style.



traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with a reception for Danish artist Tobias Mohl.  The show includes more than 30 of the artist’s  understated blown glass platters, vessels, and bowls.Also showing is the summer feature with works by Nancy Callan, Mel Douglas and Lino Tagliapietra.  Shown at the left by Tobias Mohl.

Visiting artists at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop in Tacoma through August 17

The Museum of Glass Hot Shop will be busy over the next two weeks with three renowned female glass artists working on their craft. Each residency includes an artist lecture at 2 pm on Sunday.

Mel Douglas, August 6 – 10: Mel Douglas is known for her refined blown and engraved objects. She exhibits internationally (including a recent feature in Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest at Museum of Glass ) and was awarded the Ranamok Glass Prize and Young Glass Prize from the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.


Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman, August 13 – 17: Sabrina Knowles and Jenny Pohlman’s  work begins with a concept to bring a visual quality to their experiences with each other and with people around the globe. Their residency is supported by Becky Moores through Fuel Their Fire, the Museum’s Visiting Artist Residency sponsorship program.


Visitors can also see Featured Artist Greg Owen working in the Hot Shop every Monday and Tuesday through September 2. Viewers may recognize Owen as MOG’s Hot Shop emcee, but this month he swaps his microphone for a blowpipe.

Visualizing surreal travel at Fine Impressions

fineimp1Do you ever let your imagination run wild by visualizing strange and unreal places? Fine Impressions Gallery,  8300 5th. Avenue NE, offers a wealth of  fine prints produced by artists who did just that.  For example, shown here is A Proposed Hotel Parlor Under the Sea, from “Our Wonder World,” published by Geo. L. Shuman and Co., Chicago and Boston, 1914-28. Shuman published a series of volumes for children, including futuristic,  fictional, and real subjects.

Celebrating 44 years at Good Earth Pottery

goodlindaThe folks at Good Earth Pottery,  more specifically co-owners Deb Martin and Linda Stone, must be doing something awfully right to be able to celebrate four decades in business.  I can name several galleries who’ve closed down since the Great Recession began in 2008 as they  weren’t able to weather the storm, but these gals have hung in there, and business is better than ever.  Rooted in the historic Fairhaven District more than 44 years ago, Good Earth has flourished as the go-to gallery of locally handmade pottery. This sort of longevity deserves a serious look, so  if you haven’t been there, make it a point to stop in this month. The gallery is located at 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham.

Calendar of art walks and events through August 10

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


Second Friday

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


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.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.


bistudioAugust 8 – 10

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour, 10am – 6pm daily. Features regional artists in local studios. Visit www.bistudiotour.com. The Studio Tour has enjoyed great success since 1984. Its juried artists sell their work at studios and historic community halls. When you visit the studios, you’ll see works in progress, raw materials, tools, and perhaps some inspiration mixed in with a little sawdust. Participating are 48 artists in five studios. You can download the map online.


August 9 – 10

Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival on Whidbey Island. Call 360/678-3396.

It’s all about “Pain” at Art/Not Terminal thru August 31

During August, Art/Not Terminal Gallery  (also known as A/NT Gallery), 2045 Westlake Avenue in Seattle, will host a curated exhibit featuring 50 local, national, and international artists who have created visual representations of their personal pain.  A/NT Gallery has collaborated with Krab Jab Studios, Twilight Gallery, and the Seattle Arts Coalition to develop this unique show.  On view through August 31, the opening reception is from 6-9pm on August 2 featuring dances and performance art from a few of the participating artists.

New show opens today at Brackenwood in Langley

brackenwood1The Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents new work by revered island painters Pete Jordan and Ginny O’Neill as well as sculpture by Jeff Day. On view through September 1, the exhibit opens August 2 in a reception from 5-7pm.

Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Celebrate 10 years August 2

Read all about the celebration in the Seattle Times by clicking right here. http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/2024198213_tashirokaplananniversaryxml.html

What else is showing on First Friday

Artwood Gallery  , 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham,..features a wide variety of furniture, woodwork, and accessories. Laurie Potter’s paintings continue to be shown through most of August. Also showing is new wood jewelry, games, entry tables, dining tables, rockers, and bookshelves, of original design and natural wood in its many colors, some featuring accents of stone and steel.


bluewholesequimPam Walker and David Willis will showcase the Blue Whole Gallery’s front windows with their paintings and innovative photo art, expressing their love of nature and the surprises of summer.  Pam touches the heart of the community with her  photographic artwork.  She also shares her  images through National Geographic Stock and Getty Images.  The opening for the show is from 5-8pm at 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Shown at the left: On the Wings of the Dawn by Pam Walker.

First Friday in Anacortes opens the Anacortes Art Festival

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery

Anne Martin McCool Gallery  is celebrating its 13th year with work by gallery artists: Anne Martin McCool, Debbie Aldrich, Carole Cunningham, George Way, Cathy Schoenberg and more.


705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP, KP Studios will be showing an exhibition of Anita Luvera Mayer’s work with twenty vests created from one pattern.  Each vest unique featuring a wide range of techniques including weaving, beading, knitting, embroidery and hand dyeing.


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.



scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery  presents new photo encaustic work by Kathy Hastings.  She will have her renowned boat reflections and images with the regional birds.  Also showing color photography by David Lucas, oils by Lorna Libert and Sandy Byers and pastels by Janice Wall.  Come see  new jewelry, glass, tables and sculptures, too. Shown at the left: Ship Canal Morning by Kathy Hastings



419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa. showcases Pat Spyre who has been painting for nearly 40 years starting in watercolors, and now mostly in acrylics. The majority of Pat’s work consists of florals and landscapes but she has moved to abstracts as well, claiming to "love all kinds of subjects and styles."


419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa  (2nd Floor Majestic Inn) is featuring work by regional artists.  Come by for a look and a tour of the spa.


611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot Anacortes Arts Commission welcomes Skagit Artists Together as they present Elements of Nature at the Depot Art & Community Center August 1-3 featuring juried works by SAT members in various mediums.  Friday 12-9, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-4.  Reception Friday 6-9 pm.

Calendar of art walks and events through August 3

First Friday

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

The South Lake Union Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. This neighborhood-wide celebration of art will feature over 20 participating venues> Meet at Boren Avenue N. and John Street.

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

First Saturday

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


August 1

Small Frye for the summer at the Frye Art Museum at 11:15am. Classic and contemporary children’s stories are brought to life in the Frye galleries for children three-to-five years old. FREE


August 2

Community and family day at the Frye Art Museum  celebrates the work of artists Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu. From 11am-4pm.


Drop by the Olympic Sculpture Park on Saturday, Aug 2 from 10:30 am to 3 pm for this year’s FREE Kids Day event. Explore the park’s dynamic spaces; capture the sculptures, plant life, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound through self-guided drawing. Part of the ongoing Summer at SAM programming, this special Saturday features family-friendly yoga, all-ages art activities, and opportunities for kids to play, imagine, and create. Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, this event showcases a spectacular display of arts and crafts artisans, and more.



August 1 – 31

Art Port Townsend 16th annual juried art festival. Northwind Art Center. Visit www.northwindarts.org.


August 1 – 3

Anacortes Arts Festival: Bigger and Better than ever–takes over the whole town. Visit www.anacortesfestival.com

Calendar of art walks and events through July 27

July 25

Celebrate “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945” the Seattle Asian Art Museum‘s Art Deco building, and summer in Volunteer Park this Friday from 6:30-10:30pm  with Deco Night hosted by the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas.


July 25, 26, & 27

Bellevue Arts Museum  ARTSfair features thousands of original artworks, an exciting mix of community programs, free admission to BAM, live music, and more. Whether you are a seasoned art aficionado searching for the next piece to add to your collection or are just looking to have some fun, BAM ARTSfair is a destination for everyone who loves art. Plus, it’s free. Held annually at Bellevue Square. Get there early, because this fair is jam packed every single year. For more than 60 years, BAM ARTSfair has been celebrating the connection between the museum’s community and the world of art, craft, and design. 9:30 to 9:30 all three days with the exception of Sunday when it closes at 6pm.