“Tieton Made,” an invitational featuring work made in Tieton, is showing at Gallery One, 408 N. Pearl Street in Ellensburg, through April 27. The opening reception is from 5-7pm April 5. Gallery One continues its annual tradition of offering an exhibit to one community from outside the area. This year, the main gallery and mezzanine will be filled with artists from Tieton. The works will include an array of media, including a segment on the mezzanine highlighting works from Goat Head Press. This annual invitational fosters exchange between communities and artists.
On view from 6-9pm at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, is “Ours,”, featuring a live performance by Ô Paon, aka curator and artist Geneviève Castrée. “Ours” is about people taking up their space, staking their claim, and making themselves heard. In drawings, collages, sculptures, video and photographs.
Michelle Bolinger and Jeffrey Burgert will share the main space at Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Avenue North in Seattle, from April 5 through May 5. Anna McKee’s prints will be on view in the upstairs gallery. A reception is scheduled for April 7 from 2-4pm. Shown at the left: Postive Negative by Michelle Bolinger.
“Ghastly Imaginings: Art work by Kedra Menish” is on view at the Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly in Bellingham, through May. The opening reception is from 6—9pm.
Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will feature Coleen Allen, watercolor painter, in a reception from 4-7:00. Live music this month will be Paul Ninehouse, Native American wooden flute player. He crafts these flutes by hand, creating both a visual and auditory art form. Coleen Allen’s paintings are large with a reserved color palette creating a soft, balanced look. Her favorite subjects are still life, horses, and flora. Allen has been an instructor at Ornamental Arts Gallery teaching watercolor technique the fourth Thursday of every month. shown at the right: Team Leavenworth Horses.
Opening from 6-8pm at Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is an all gallery exhibition with no sales tax for the month.
Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, presents “All About Wine” in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Spring Wine Festival. Amanda Houston is the featured artist, exhibiting both oils and pastels of Italian vineyards from a recent trip to the region. Also showing pieces in the wine theme are acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, oils by Ramona Hammerly, pastels by Patty Forte Linna, color photographs by Lewis Jones and oils by Keith Sorenson. We will also have guest artists: Kathy Hastings with Photo Encaustics and color photographs by David Lucas and quilts by the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild. A reception with many of the artists is from 6-9pm Shown at the left: Wine Country by Amanda Houston
Showing at The Depot, 611 K. Street in Anacortes, is “Fields of Color” in an opening reception from 6-9pm.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with “Awakenings,” oils and small works by Bainbridge artist Jen Till. Peter Spencer & Friends, featuring Caleb Spencer (vocals) will entertain at the opening. Till shares her subtle envisioning of a world waiting to bloom in a showing of large oil paintings and small works, also in oil. Shown at the right: Calm Sea.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, is showing Ron Ehrlich’s “Drunken Horses” in a reception from 5-8pm. 14 oil and wax paintings on wood contain two parts: abstract expressionist painting that occupies the majority of the surface and a horse that is rendered expressionistically in the center of the panel. Shown at the left: HORSE IN LANDSCAPE.
ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “ HiiH Lights presents INDIGO,” a solo exhibition of lighted sculptures inspired by the dress, culture, and arts of the hill tribes in Northwest Vietnam. The centerpiece of the exhibit, entitled Hut, is inspired by traditional stilt houses often built into the sides of mountain slopes in the Sapa region of Northwest Vietnam. Shown at the right: HUT.
The Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Shannon Durbin: Forest Fires.” Durbin’s handling of paint in overlapping puddles of color and spindly, expressive marks, and her multiple points of perspective, unknowingly reference qualities of early Chinese landscape painting inviting comparison with stylized clouds that drift across the landscapes of so many ukiyo-e woodblock prints
On view at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is the work of Casey McGlynn In his latest series, “Hang Loose,” inspired by the familiar hand signal that he and his father shared. Now passed, his father still guides him, reminding him to “let go of preconceptions, old paradigms and the things that stiffen me up”.
Now showing through May 18 at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., is an 87-year old artist who has never shown in an art gallery before. Kucera says, “How often in any art dealer’s career does one get offered the chance to work with a mature artist of significant vision who’s had no influence from the market on his work? In April we will show such an artist, a discovery of a significant and, as yet, unseen talent. David Byrd is an 87 year old painter and sculptor who has been making paintings and sculptures in rural NY for the last 65 years.” Shown at the right: Lobotomy.
Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., opens from 5-8pm with “Watermedia, Physics and the Universe,” featuring the work of Darlene Lucas and David Jayne. A reception to meet the artists and hear them speak about their work- April 20- 5-7 PM.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place Market, presents “Occitania,” oil paintings on copper by nationally recognized artist, Kent Lovelace. The artist, whose experience as a master lithographer for such artists as Claes Oldenberg, Russell Chatham, Dale Chihuly, and Jacob Lawrence, led to his revelation that copper would make an ideal canvas for his light-filled oil landscapes of the French countryside. Lovelace will attend the First Thursday reception, April 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Shown on the left: Winter Pond.
Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, will host a solo exhibition of the work of Barbara Earl Thomas—visual artist, award-winning writer, and Deputy Director of the Northwest African American Museum from 5 to 7 p.m. Thomas has exhibited her work consistently since 1982 and is currently represented by Francine Seders Gallery. She is a maker of things that include all manner of visual media and words. Egg tempera is her painting medium of choice, but her foray into printmaking, which started in 2006, has become her new love.
Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., are featuring Renee Adams and Justin Gibbens are opening in a reception from 5-8pm with “Are we not drawn onward to new erA.”
Stonington Gallery, inaugurates their new location at 125 S. Jackson Street, from 5-9pm with “Facing Forward,” a group exhibition of masks from the Northwest Coast by contemporary carvers, jewelers and glass artists. Featured artists include Trevor and Stan Hunt, Scott Jensen (in collaboration with Courtney Lipson), Larry Ahvakana, David R. Boxley, Duane Pasco, Shaun Peterson, Joe David and Preston Singletary.
The second exhibit on view is “Small Pieces,” in which Hib Sabin is inspired by Southwest rock fetishes and shamanic tools, presenting an accessible collection of miniature works, including animal figures, masks, talking sticks, and amulets. Shown at the left: ) Hib Sabin, Owl Totem (detail).
On view at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street are works by Alan Fulle and Preston Singletary. Fulle’s work takes a sampling of life – of its beauty, diversity, explosiveness, and sensuality – and encapsulates it in a painting. Singletary’s new body of work is a reflection of the past year in the studio, a year of forging new ideas and concepts, and a year of synthesizing much of the cultural and artistic learning.
Wallingford Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, from May-October. Call 206.547.5177 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 6pm-8pm.
Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. Maps: www.firstthursdayseattle.com
Anacortes Galleries are open from 6pm-9pm. Visit www.anacortesart.com
Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 5pm-8 or 9pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org/
Bellingham Downtown Art Walk from 6pm-10pm. Visit http://www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk/
Bremerton Gallery Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us
Ellensburg Art Walk, 5pm-7:30pm, in Historic Downtown Ellensburg.
Fremont Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Visit http://fremontfirstfriday.com/
Issaquah Art Walk, 5pm-9pm, from May-September only, in Downtown Issaquah.
Sequim Art Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Sequim.
Vashon Island Gallery Cruise, 6pm-9pm. Call Silverwood Gallery 206.463.1722.
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront, 1pm-5pm, and every Thursday night in the Summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com
Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk www.visitlangley.com/, 5pm-7pm.
Port Townsend Art Walk, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Visit www.ptguide.com or call Williams Gallery at 360.385.3630
Quilcene Art Walk, 11am-6pm. Email email@example.com.
30th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival includes lots of arts and crafts exhibits. Visit www.tulipfestival.org.
Small Frye storytelling in the galleries at the Frye Art Museum from 11:15-11:45 am. Must be accompanied by a caregiver..
The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle Open House with art, music, food and drinkk. 5-7pm in the member’s lounge and 7-10pm general admission.
Allied Arts of Whatcom County kicks off their primary annual fundraiser on April 5 during the Bellingham Art Walk for Arts Education Program – one of the largest collaborative arts education programs in the state. Enlightening the Arts is an indoor, two week long silent auction showcasing talents from many local artists. Each artist decorates a lampshade to contribute to the auction. The auction stays on exhibit for two weeks and concludes on April 20, at a reception in conjunction with the Allied Arts Recycled Art Resource Expo, RARE!
Cutting edge, up-to-the-minute video installation you must see at the Seattle Art Museum downtown. It’s hard to pay close attention when you’re driving and have your eyes on the road, so I suggest you park your car and walk around the museum’s entrance at First and Union so you can get a really good look. The huge LED screen wraps around the northwest corner and mirrors the movements and constantly changing environment in our area.
“Faces: Portraits of course, but that’s not the point” is on view through April 20 at Prographica/Fine works on paper , 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood. In his curator’s notes about the Faces show, Norman Lundin writes: “Having taught portrait painting at the University of Washington for decades, I can say that getting a likeness is a skill that, if one is dedicated, may be acquired. Giving a face character and an expressive presence, that is the tough part. Whether or not these faces are portraits, they all have character and considerable expressive presence, and that’s the point.” Work by Carol Adelman, David Brody, Mark Kang-O’Higgins, Rayyaneh Karami, Tim Lowly, Anne Petty, Kimberly Trowbridge, and Selma Waldman will be included. Shown: Mark Kang-O’Higgins, We are all Naked’/Taimid go leir Nocht
Psaligraphy, the art of paper cutting with design, detail, and wonder, is showing at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th. Street in Seattle. The art created by Bit Vejle, “Scissors for a Brush,” which will be shown here for the first time beyond Scandinavia, runs March 22 through June 16. Vejle will visit the Museum and lead public tours of the exhibition at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22 and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
Additionally, the show will feature four original paper cuts by Hans Christian Andersen on loan from the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark. This is a rare opportunity to see these fragile works in the United States.
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 2101 9th. Avenue at Lenora in Seattle, invites all to a special tribute to Alden Mason (1919-2013) on March 21 from 5:30-8:30pm. Gathered in the show is a large selection of the artist’s work from different periods. The gallery represented Mason in the 1960s and again in the 1990s. Shown: Custer Birthday.
I love reading about the movers and shakers in the international art world and thought you might like to read an article written by Randy Kennedy in T, The New York Times Style Magazine about New York gallery owner David Zwirner. Follow this link for the read about a colorful character who owns one of the top New York galleries: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/the-art-of-the-dealer/?ref=t-magazine
A show featuring paintings by Lisa Gilley and Sean Yearian, and bronze sculptures by David Eisenhour opens in a reception at COCA, 5701 Sixth Avenue South in Seattle on March 21 from 5-9pm. The show called “THE NEW NEO-NATURALISTS “ runs through April 12.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, introduces Angela Bandurka in a champagne reception from 5-8pm. The artist’s paintings present every day objects from an artistic point of view. Shown at the left: Pick Me!
The Annual Small Paintings and Miniature Show is currently running at Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds. A reception for the artists will take place during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5-8pm.
Stunningly Strange Gallery, 407 Main Street in Edmonds, opens during the Edmonds Art walk with the artist Hasenpfeffer Inc. who has merged modernism style with traditional craftsmanship.The creator and designer behind Hasenpfeffer Inc. is Daniela Shelton whose dolls are handcrafted and made of recycled materials. The fabric comes from old textiles, either from thrift stores or vendors that deal in dead stock textiles, and the dolls are stuffed with hypoallergenic fiberfill made from non-toxic soda bottles.
Belltown Art Walk, 6pm until closing. Visit http://belltownartwalk.com/
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5pm-8pm. All three museums are free. Call 253.272.4258 or www.artwalktacoma.com/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park sponsoring “Visions of Indigenous Land and Sea Panel,” a dialogue featuring native artists from 7-8:30pm.
At 6:30 pm the Museum of Glass in Tacoma hosts the second annual Slider Cook-off featuring a cooking competition showcasing nine South Sound area restaurants battling to create the best slider for local celebrity judges and guests. The event will feature slider tastings for guests, dancing to 1950s rock and roll classics performed by Daryl and the Diptones and glassblowing by John Miller in the Hot Shop.
Best of the Northwest 24th annual art and fine craft show will be held on March 23rd and 24th at Seattle’s Smith Cove Cruise Terminal on Pier 91 by the Magnolia Bridge. The show features more than 140 regional artists selling their amazing handcrafted work. Offerings range from jewelry, designer clothing, and paintings to works of glass, metal, wood, clay and more. Along with artisan foods and top entertainment, some of our region’s top winemakers will be pouring
Suyama Space Benefit Garage Sale at 2324 Second Avenue in Seattle.
A memorial for famed artist Alden Mason (1919-2013) will take place at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., on March 16 from 2-4pm. One of the Northwest’s most influential artists, Alden Mason was born in 1919 in Everett, Washington. Alden’s exhibition career spanned both sides of the US with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver BC, and New York. Even after crippling health issues as a result of his overexposure to oil and acrylic mediums, Alden continued to dedicate his life to his creations. His six-decade long artistic career would prove Mason was having fun, experimenting and breaking artistic traditions and conventions. The Foster/White Gallery has represented the artist since 2002.
Join Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Ave, for their 5th Annual Rising Star Furniture Makers, a showcase of fresh new designs from the regions’ next generation of studio furniture artisans. A reception for the artists is Saturday March 16th from 4-6pm. Debuting are 15 new furniture pieces and their creators. In addition, the work of two fiber artists will be on view. Fruits and vegetables are transformed into vessels, jewelry and sculpture by Berkeley, CA based Margaret Dorfman as well as fiber artist Margaret Liston’s distinctive quilts.
The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, opens finger art painter Iris Scott’s “The Thailand Collection” at an artist’s reception March 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. On view through April 16, the artist’s show unveils her most recent collection of original paintings inspired by an excursion to Thailand this past winter. Shown: My Thai Sunbrella.