Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, presents “Matter of Material,” a group exhibition opening in a special reception and artist lectures on July 22 at 4pm. From paper and wood to cement and meteorites, non-traditional jewelry materials are explored in unique bodies of work by nine artists: Matt Lambert, Kirk Lang, Jennifer Merchant, Gustav Reyes, Kait Rhoads, Checha Sokolovic, Cynthia Toops, Francesca Vitali, and Molly Aleza Vogel. Shown: Checha Sokolovic – ‘Bubblehead’ Ring in cement and stainless steel.
Bremerton Charleston Arts District Art walk, noon – 8pm http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/491/Arts-Districts
Icelandic folk music at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard at 7pm.
July 24 – 26
Bellevue Festival of the Arts 69th year. One of, if not, the largest art fair in the country. Get there early for parking ease. Held in downtown Bellevue at the Bellevue Arts Museum and Bellevue Square., Fri. – Sat., 9:30am – 9:30pm., Sun. 9:30am – 6pm. Visit www.bellevuearts.org.
Master glass artist Jeff Ballard will speak at Pilchuck Glass School’s Seattle exhibition space at 240 2nd Ave S, Seattle on July 24 from 6 – 8 pm as part of the Conversations on Glass et al. lecture series. His work will is also on exhibit as part of the 2015 Gaffers show. The talk is free and open to the public.
A special show featuring wearable art and contemporary jewelry, curated by Micki Lippe, is showing at Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, through July 31. Shown: Terri Rau – Lampworked golden glass choker
Well-known artists Christopher Mathie and Chuck Gumpert open “Organic Tendency” at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lake in Kirkland, on July 18 in a reception from 5-7pm. On view through August 18, the show focuses on energetic movement, intense emotion, and suggestive shapes while exploring the figure, landscape, and pure abstraction. Although the duo has painted on their own canvases individually, they celebrate their work as a collaborative journey. Shown: Intimate Sketch of the Ocean III by Christopher Mathie
“Camera, Computer and EYE”, photography by Ed Cornachio is on view at allery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds. A reception for the artist takes place July 16 from 5-8pm during the Edmonds Art Walk. His imagery covers a broad range of subject matter, in both color and monochrome. Sometimes his images have a painterly quality, a result of computer enhancement. His exhibit at Gallery North includes both his older and newer photographs.
Art Jam is happening in the barn at Rock Hollow Farm, 505 E. Silberhorn Rd. in Sequim. Open during Lavender Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 17, 18 & 19, 10am-5pm daily. Acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastels, assemblage, bronze & found object sculpture, wood furniture and jewelry will be featured by local artists Susan Gansert Shaw, Brian Buntain, Mary Franchini, Cynthia Thomas, Terry Grasteit, Stephen Portner, Ed Crumley, Karin Anderson, Barb Boerigter & Lynne Armstrong. New this year are special guest artists, Tammy Hall, driftwood sculpture and Larry McCaffrey, metal sculpture. Art Jam is a group of artists coming together to show and sell their work in a historic barn set amidst an idyllic meadow with apple trees and blooming flowers. Plenty of free parking in the meadow. For more information & a map go to www.RockHollowArts.com
Edmonds Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.edmondsartwalk.com
Seattle Design Center Art Walk is from 5 – 9pm. at 5701 Sixth Ave. South.https://www.seattledesigncenter.com
Tacoma Art Walk. Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5 – 8pm. All three museums are free.www.tacoma.com/events/tacomas-third-thursday-art-walk/
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 blocks on Queen Anne Ave. N.
Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.
July 17 – 19
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Farmers/Growers Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit sequimarts.org.
July 18 – 19
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.
Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Woolley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitvalley.com.
The Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, introduces work by new gallery artist Patti Sgecci during the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm. Sgecci is known for her playful mobiles and kinetic art sculptures. Additionally, jewelry artist Charles Goller will be on-hand creating his unique custom crystal and gemstone pieces. Shown at the left: Patti Sgecci surrounded by her pieces.
The Front Street Gallery, 18881A Front Street, is featuring an array of their gallery artists who specialize in fine art, jewelry and an eclectic mix of unusual pieces one of which is show at the right.
Liberty Bay Gallery, 18830 Front Street, showcases works by Debbie Cain and Joan Wells for the month of July. Shown at the left is a piece by Debbie Cain.
Magal & Louis Gallery, 18961 Front Street, the newest gallery in town, features painting, photography and drawing throughout the year. One of the pieces is shown at the right.
The Verksted Gallery, 18937 Front Street, is showcasing the photography of Dinah Satterwhite. Satterwhite recently began a digital series called “Into the Light” where she paints with her camera, capturing light and motion in an almost surreal way that looks somewhat like a painting. The second featured artist this month is flower and fabric art by Sanae Goveas. She also is known for Japanese Oshie Art where she incorporates handmade papers, chiyogami papers and fabrics into mixed media designs. Shown at the left by Dinah Satterwhite.
If you love the art of the horse, this is the show for you. Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, presents “Horses,” featuring works by artists and equestrians Jaime Ellsworth and Barbara Duzan. On view through August 1, the show opens July 11 in a reception for the artists from 4:30-7:30pm which both artists will attend.
Scott Milo Gallery , 420 Commercial in Anacortes , welcomes back to the gallery, the Women Painters of Washington through August 2. The exhibit presents the artwork of 49 women whose work was juried into the show by Anacortes artist Anne Schreivogl. Schreivogl says, "This body of work showcases an incredibly diverse range of expression from ultra-realism to abstraction. In this show artists took creative risks with subject matter, color harmonies, or application of paint, resulting in vivid ‘Summer Impressions." Also showing at the gallery is a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables. Shown: Awaken by Denise Cormier Mahoney.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens “Floralscapes,” watercolors by Sandy Haight in a reception for the artist on July 10 from 6-8pm. The show, on view through August 2, also introduces Karen Chaussabel’s “Harvest of the Heart Series.” Entertainment will be provided by the Julie Duke Band. Shown: Billowing by Sandy Haight.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, invites all to meet Jaime Ellsworth July 8 for an opening night reception from 6-8pm to introduce her new show, “For the Love of Them.” Ellsworth is a Washington State artist living in Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. Included in E. Ashley Rooney’s book, “100 artists of the Northwest” she is not only a painter, but also active raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter.
Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm from May – September. visit www.wallingford.org
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.capitolhillartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com
Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.www.belltownartwalk.com
Phinney Greenwood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. artupphinneywood.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.seattleartists.com
Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm.www.georgetownartattack.com
Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.olympicpeninsula.org
Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html.
Summer at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park. Every Thursday until August 29. From 6-8pm relax on the lawn with tasty bites and wine while enjoying dynamic performances, live music, art activities, and tours all in one free evening.
July 10 – 12
Embark on a fantastical journey with EMP Museum as it transforms into a land of myth and magic for this three-day festival July 10-12, 2015 at EMP. Visit the realms of Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Narnia, Westeros, Oz, and many more at this weekend of Medieval-inspired fun. Plus, see the French soldier’s helmet from Monty Python and the Holy Grail unveiled in celebration of Myth & Magic Faire inside EMP’s exhibit Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic. Visit their web site for all the details and hours.
July 11 – 12
Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am – 5pm. For location and more information visit www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com
Choochokam, Langley’s 39th Annual Festival of the Arts. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton Ferry Terminal. Visit www.choochokamarts.org. Come enjoy the community celebration of Whidbey Island’s rich arts heritage. The picturesque streets of downtown Langley are lined with almost 100 premier artists, while the air is filled with the sounds from three separate stages, each with its own flavor.
Pilchuck Glass School open house 12-5pm. Open House is the day, each year, when Pilchuck Glass School opens its private Stanwood campus to the public for an exclusive Pilchuck summer experience. Reservations are required in advance. Register online at www.pilchuck.com or by calling (206) 621-8422 ext. 26 or emailing email@example.com