The 8th Annual Rising Stars Furniture Makers Show is on view through April 30 at Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle. This juried competition selects a small group of talented wood artists to participate in the show, awarding one artist, "Honor of Distinction" award and a gallery spotlight the following year. The 2015 Honor of Distinction went to Sean Carlton. Shown: Love Bench No. 32 by Sean Carlton of Bothell.
Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Marine Life Evolved,” an exhibition of new work by Nancy Mēgan Corwin, on view through April 13. The exhibition is inspired by the artist’s extensive travels, as well as her collection and study of sea-based plant life. With close attention to detail and pattern, Corwin reimagines the natural world in her jewelry, creating new forms through ancient techniques of metalsmithing. Her work can be found in numerous private collections, including The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma. Shown: Nancy Mēgan Corwin, Sectioned, brooch, sterling silver; chasing and repoussé, 3 x 3", photo: Douglas Yaple
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Walk from noon to 8pm
Frye Art Museum in Seattle Spring first of five-part series Multi-faceted World of Native Art lecture by Miranda Belarde-Lewis.
Museum of Glass in Tacoma’s annual Slide Cook-Off from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Admission charges. Burgers from six Puget Sound restaurants and vote for your favorite; enjoy beer from Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. and Gig Harbor Brewing Company, as well as cocktails by Heritage Distilling; dance to the music of The Dusty 45s; and watch a fiery glassblowing demonstration by John Miller.
Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, introduces Kent Lovelace’s newest work, which gives an intimate view of his Whidbey Island surroundings, revealing his reverence for the natural world. This collection focuses on the many species of birds that frequent his property as well as landscapes from around Whidbey and neighboring Skagit Valley. Kent’s unique medium of oil on copper dates back to classical 15th C. Renaissance techniques. The artist’s reception is on Saturday evening, March 19 from 5-7pm. Shown: Cameron Morning, oil on copper.
Nordic Heritage Museum presents the inaugural exhibition opening of Magnus Nilsson’s Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food, and People—an epicurean exploration of the Nordic culinary arts seen through the lens of one of the most renowned chefs in the world, Magnus Nilsson, of Fäviken restaurant in Sweden. On view from March 18–May 8, 2016, the exhibition features Nilsson’s travel photographs, stories, and recipes from his latest publication, The Nordic Cookbook (Phaidon Press, 2015). Photo courtesy of Magnus Nilsson
Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., celebrates their biggest event of the year, the Annual Anniversary Show!. As an invitational showcase for all Cole Gallery artists, the exhibition will span the spectrum from classical realism to whimsical impressionism, in all sizes and mediums including painting, sculpture, glass and wood works. Show Celebration and Artist’s Reception Thursday, March 17 5:00 ~ 8:00 meet gallery artists, Champagne., appetizers and desserts. Also featured is a special performance featuring Gary Word’s Fused Glass Viola
Gallery North , 401 Main Street in Edmonds, is showcasing its annual invitational show of small-sized artwork – the 2016 Small Works Show. This year 77 artists, both local and from around the country, will have their work on display. The exhibit is open daily through March 30 and will be open during the Edmonds Art Walk. Shown: by Barbara Goodfellow Childs, third place winner.
“Archivist of the Sky,” new works by Deirdre Murphy are showing at Zinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd. Avenue S. in Edmonds, from March 12-April 18. . Her work has received attention nationally with a current two year installation at the Philadelphia International Airport, recent solo exhibitions at Gross McCleaf Gallery and the Anthropologie headquarters, a TV feature on Articulate with Jim Cotter, and works published in Fresh Paint Magazine and New American Painting. Shown:Spring Jewel
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.edmondsartwalk.com
Third Thursday in Kent 4 – 7pm,www.thirdthursdaykent.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.www.seattledesigncenter.com
Tacoma Art Mingle when Tacoma museums offer free admission and galleries are open from 5 – 8pm.
March 19 – 20
Unclad Art Show at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way in Edmonds from 10 am to 5 pm. The Fine Art of the Figure is the annual show celebrating the nude figure in art. 90 artists participate.
In March and April, Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Old Fairhaven district, is featuring the artwork of Gary Giovane. Gary paints on cedar, his carefully constructed motifs seamless with his carefully constructed blackened wood frames and stands. Having been a teacher at Neah Bay for many years, the Northwest Coast style shows its mark in his compositions, merging perfectly with Celtic and Japanese flavors, making a style all his own. Many of his pieces are accompanied by the stories that inspired their creation, and many themes are local to the Pacific Northwest. Meet the artist on March 12, from 1-4.
“Archivist of the Sky,” new works by Deirdre Murphy are showing at Zinc Art + Interiors, 102 3rd. Avenue S. in Edmonds, from March 12-April 18. Murphy artistically documents the social patterns of birds in her new works through bold color and dynamic shapes representing their chatter, murmurations, and migration as well as the effects of climate change on these patterns. She will be discussing her works and taking questions in a special Q&A event on March 12th from 3-6pm. Her work has received attention nationally with a current two year installation at the Philadelphia International Airport, recent solo exhibitions at Gross McCleaf Gallery and the Anthropologie headquarters, a TV feature on Articulate with Jim Cotter, and works published in Fresh Paint Magazine and New American Painting. Shown: Spring Jewel
Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, shines the spotlight on Anne Schreivogl during the Kirkland Art Walk tonight from 5-8pm. Seattle native Schreivogl has been the subject of numerous media articles in the northwest, most recently in American Art Collector, October 2009, and named Best of the West for the Northwest by Southwest Art Magazine, August 2006. She was also the featured poster artist for the Anacortes Jazz Festival (2004, 2005), the Anacortes Arts Festival (2006), among others. Her work can be found in public and private collections nationwide. Shown: Celebration.
“Celebrating 80 Years: People’s Choice,” now on view at the Tacoma Art Museum, honors the museum’s 80th birthday. TAM asked museum visitors and community members (in-person and online) to vote for their favorite works from the European and American art collections. These works are perennial favorites with visitors, but not regularly on view because they are not by Northwest artists. The most-voted for work, Jacob Lawrence’s 1936 Street Orator’s Audience, won the prime spot on the exhibition’s title wall. View Lawrence’s work alongside works by Mary Cassatt, Arthur Bowen Davies, Edward Hopper, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Catherine Wentworth, and more, on view through March 27. Shown: Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917–2000), Street Orator’s Audience, 1936. Tempera on paper, 24 × 19⅛ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Peck by exchange, 1995.10. © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
The Seattle Art Museum Gallery, known as SAM Gallery, opens from 6-7:30 PM tonight featuring, “Flourishes,” a new show coinciding with the museum exhibition, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.“ The three artists who have contributed work for the show include Harold Hollingsworth, Nichole DeMent and Nina Tichava. On view through April 21, the show involves embellishments, ornaments, waves, fonts, and graffiti. Shown: Earthquake Glue, Harold Hollingsworth.
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue invites all the a reception on March 10 from 5:30-8:30 pm for nationally-recognized realist painter, David Kroll. Along with a selection of his new works, the exhibition is accompanied by a new major publication, "David Kroll: Paintings".
Works by modern master, Sunol Alvar open in a reception March 9 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue. Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout the world over the years. His highly prized lithographs were honored with an exhibition at the Hyacinth Rigand Museum in Perpignan, France. The Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah and the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas have held major exhibits of his lithographs, paintings and sculptures. The show runs through April 9.