Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W in Olympia, is showcasing a group of artists for the holidays through December 31. A special reception is scheduled for November 30 from 12-5pm.
The Sisko Gallery, 3126 Elliot Avenue in Seattle, introduces Seattle artist Jeff Hansel’s work this month. Seattle’s Lake Union is subject of this group of works. Lake Union may not seem like infinity of the open sea, but it’s a manageable fragment vibrating with the first light and power of the universe, and he paints it in different states of calmness and agitation.Shown: Cloud Break.
Today Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) reaches the culmination of a four-year journey including an expansion and gift of one of the top Western American art collections in the country. The museum’s “Go West” adventure began with a conversation between Director Stephanie Stebich and John Barline, a representative for Erivan and Helga Haub, who donated 295 works from their family’s Western American art collection to TAM. Today, the museum stands transformed with 16,000 dazzling new square feet and four spacious galleries showcasing this internationally recognized collection, most of which has never before been on public view. Shown: Charles Bird King (American, 1785 ‑ 1862) Wanata (The Charger), Grand Chief of the Sioux, 1826. Oil on canvas, 39 × 27¼ inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2014.6.76
Twenty-eight year Wallingford Center veteran, Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, 1815 N. 45th. in the Wallingford Center, has opened a pop-up store down the hall for the holiday season. Crackerjack’s Focus on Seattle store will feature artist-made goods depicting Seattle imagery, Northwest themes and artists who reside in the greater Seattle locale. The store includes new artists as well as some Crackerjack already represents. Owner Kathleen Koch felt that using a currently vacant space for a pop-up store with a Seattle theme would give her the room to display some new artists and create additional energy during the holiday shopping season.
“Landscapes” currently showing at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, through November 29.
The Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, invites all to a reception from 5-7pm on November 15 featuring new works by Fred Calleri and Jhenna Quinn Lewis. Lewis wants to invite the viewer to slow down, be patient and look, paying attention to details and imparting the viewer with a meditative feeling. The historical or ‘period’ nature of Calleri’s work lends itself to a style and palette that takes the viewer back to a simpler time. Shown: Foundations by Jhenna Quinn Lewis
"Drop by Drop" features a bevy of Pacific Northwest urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited with Bherd Gallery, 312 N 85th. Street in Seattle, over the years. The show runs through December 12. Shown: Fear of Volcanoes (Sketch 2 of 9) by Ryan Molenkamp
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.
Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month, one whole month to involve people in the arts and showcase the collective talent in Tacoma. Visit www.artatworktacoma.com
November 13 – November 15
CoCA’s 22nd 24-Hour Art Marathon & Auction. All events are taking place at:
The Summit Building on Capitol Hill at 420 East Pike Street, Seattle. The Marathon launches noon on Thursday, November 13 with 24 hours of controlled chaos as these 20 emerging and established artists paint, draw, wax, construct, collage, spray, write and sculpt their way to creating nearly 100 new works of art. Everyone is welcome to come watch the artists in action. Saturday, November doors open at 5:30pm for CoCA’s popular Gala Auction .
November 14 – 16
Best of the Northwest returns to Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park for their annual, 2-part Art and Fine Craft Fall show. Attend both "ACTS" and meet over 200 of the region’s most talented artists. Add to your collection of art, find unique gifts for the holidays, and while there nosh on tasty local cuisine, bring your kids to the free children’s art table, and watch demonstrations by a number of talented show artists, designed to inspire or ignite your passion for art. Parking is plentiful and as always, it’s free. For more information:http://www.nwartalliance.com/bnwfall.html
Featured artists of the month of November at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington ST. in Sequim, are two veteran artists well known in the community: Karin Anderson (mixed media artist) and Jan Tatom (fiber artist). They will showcase fine art rich in colors, textures, and forms inspired by nature as if a tapestry of nature. Meet the artists at the opening from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Are We There Yet by Karin Anderson.
Osprey Letterpress, 108 NW Canal Street, Seattle, presents “Slow Communication,” an exhibition of printmaking and installation work by Jessica Hoffman. Her show is a body of work that investigates collective memory, communication, and interpersonal relationships through found objects and printmaking. The opening reception will be held on Friday November 7th, from 6 – 9 p.m. and coincides with the Fremont First Friday Artwalk event.
The Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in during the Anacortes Gallery Walk from 6-9pm. , presents Northwest acrylics by Dianna Shyne of Camano Island. Also showing are oils by James Moore, acrylics by Larry Heald, landscape pastels by Barbara Benedetti Newton and abstract oils by Mira Kamada. We will also have lots of new jewelry and glass work by regional artists. Shown at the right: Water Taxi Dock by Dianna Shyne.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm featuring new work from Northwest and Bainbridge Island artists including furniture, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and prints. Music during the reception is by Peter Spencer and Friends. Shown: by Jenny Andersen.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, showcases the paintings of Susan Hall through November 30, in a show titled “Instinct.” Her figures, primarily women, seem deep in thought- head turned down in contemplation. The introspection of Hall’s figures is not the result of a narrative that the artist creates, but rather Hall often chooses to present these figures alone. Shown at the left: Providence.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing Portland artist Marlene Bauer, who introduces recent works on paper with a series of collaged fragments ordered within a formal grid system. . Her work is included in the Hallie Ford Museum, Portland Art Museum, and numerous private collections. The artist is on the faculty of Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon. Shown at the right: Bay.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Allison Collins’ “Another Turn.” Collins has exhibited at the gallery since since the early 1980’s. Her timeless landscapes transport the viewer to a place of wonder. The show runs through November 29.
For the rest of the year, Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental, is sponsoring a group show for his gallery artists in "Art Is The Gift That Gives Forever!" With the holidays approaching, it seems perfectly appropriate to remind everyone of that very important fact.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., announces the fourth exhibition of work by Whiting Tennis. The title, “Quilts and Monsters,” reflects the artist’s two ways of making paintings. The exhibition also contains sculptures created while Tennis participated in the artist-in-residency program at Pilchuck Glass School . The reception opens from 6-8pm.
Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Freeze, Thaw…,” work by Tracy Taylor Grubbs. Her canvases border on abstraction to the extent that they dip in and out of representation nearly in front of your eyes.
Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., presents Alfredo Arreguin in his 10th solo exhibition at the gallery. Recognized as one of the originators of the Pattern and Decoration movement in painting, Arreguin continues to garner accolades for his intricately designed and brilliantly colored oil on canvas paintings. Arreguin received an OHTLI Award, the highest recognition given by the Mexican government to the commitment of distinguished individuals who perform activities that contribute to promote Mexican culture abroad. The reception is from 6-8pm.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens from 6-8pm with “CHRISTOPHER HARRIS, 20 Years Worth.” The show is a look back at the varied career of Seattle-based photographer Christopher Harris, who is best known for his mastery of pin-hole photography and the soft, painterly effects in his highly abstract compositions. He has exhibited at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art and Bellevue Art Museum in Washington, where he was an artist in residence. A native of Illinois, Harris holds a Masters from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Brown University. His work is included in the King County Public Art Collection, Harbor View Medical Center and other institutional collections in the Pacific Northwest. Shown at the right: Green Field. , Busch Road, Whitman County.
Punch Gallery,119 Prefontaine Pl. S., presents their 2014 International Juried Competition. This year, a sum total of 520 artists submitted 1,902 entries from far and wide, which were curated by SuttonBeresCuller. The reception is from 5-8pm with awards at 7pm.
Joan Tenenbaum’s “50 Playful Things” opens in a reception at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, from 6-8pm. Tenenbaum creates jewelry that reflects the landscape and seasons of the Northwest and Alaska. In 50 Playful Things she allows herself to experiment with new ideas and perspectives, revisiting themes from her past works–such as bears, wolves and glaciers–while also seeking inspiration from the shorelines of Washington. Also showing this month is “Masks,” by Scott Jensen. Shown at the left: Raven Wings Enameled Earrings.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, showcases John Marshall’s “Above the Cloud,” a new exhibition of works by master metalsmith and University of Washington Professor Emeritus, and Lynn Whitford’s “Woman of Unknown Etiology” in a reception from 5e-8pm. Whitford’s show draws on the artist’s ongoing interest in the beauty of ordinary objects and the way in which objects can seem to take on a life of their own, connecting us to our own history and to the shared history of our community. Shown at the right: Lynn Whitford, Fruit of Paradise.
Steinbrueck Native Gallery, 2030 Western Ave in Seattle, is currently showing “Ahtsik’Nuk – Good with the Hands.” This collection of rare and unusual carvings represent the work of fourteen Native artists from the Nuu-cha-nulth Nations of BC and Washington.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Elders always considered their people to be tightly entwined with the natural world. They are an ancient group whose traditional territory extends from the northern tip of the Olympic peninsula and stretches along the western edge of Vancouver Island. This rugged strip of land is home to sixteen Nations living between snow-capped mountains and the open ocean. They are a whaling people, long reliant upon the success of the dangerous and daring whale hunt, an event that took years of physical and spiritual preparation. Shown: Wolf Rattle by Gordon Dick.
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
La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend .Skagit Valley Art Escape
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
Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month, one whole month to involve people in the arts and showcase the collective talent in Tacoma. Visit www.artatworktacoma.com.
November 7 – 9
La Conner’s 28th Annual "Arts Alive!"Weekend festival and invitational art show. Visit www.laconnerchamber.com.
8 PM – midnight at the Seattle Art Museum–Pop ROCKS! Remix . Not partied out after Halloween? We know you have stamina. Create your own mini-Vans! Dance to Bollywood and hip hop. Be part of a meme.
Pratt Fine Arts Center , 902 South Main Street in Seattle, participates in Veterans Glassblowing Day on November 8.. Organizations from all over the country are participating in this nationwide initiative by hosting a day of free glassblowing classes for the nation’s Veterans, and will provide an experience that is fun, challenging, and community driven.
November 8 – 9
Art in the Woods. Self-guided tour of North Kitsap artists’ studios with over 75 artists.www.cafnw.org
Showing through January 4 at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner is “Accreted Terrane,” featuring work by 42 artists with ties to the Northwest. The exhibition collectively demonstrates the strengths of contemporary art in the Northwest in terms of innovation in materials, new perspectives on nature, and a sustained engagement with conceptual content. Shown: Lee Musgrave, Eddy Line