Opening July 12 from 6-9pm at the Mainframe Shop, 3400 Harbor Ave SW #105 in West Seattle, is “Mechano Vehicles.” The exhibit, on view through August 2, features veteran SoCal artist Juan Thorp and SF underground artist Dave Ho. New gallery hours on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.
Gallery 9, 60 First Street in Friday Harbor, opens from 4-7pm today with a new exhibit featuring husband and wife team Teri Jo Summer Dale Reiger. Summer shows her new handmade art clothing and Reiger shows his new paintings and glass art from through August 8.
Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts, located in the Wallingford Center at 1815 N. 45th #212 in Seattle, is celebrating their 28th anniversary through August 3. On view is a wide selection of new works from artists working in fiber art, jewelry, and much more.
The members of Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, join forces to strut their stuff in this year’s Annual Member Showcase “It’s All in the Details.” The mission is to create a new design highlighting an aspect of fine woodworking that is signature to the studio artisans’ pursuit. The gala reception for the public and woodworking artists will be Friday July 11th 6-9pm at the gallery located at 2111 1st Ave. Shown: Fletcher Bay Sideboard by Hugh Montgomery.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, invites the public to a reception on July 11 which includes music by the Julie Duke Band on the Plaza. Shibori master, Carter Smith is featured in a show with banners and new fashions. Also, the gallery is introduing Bainbridge Island artist Renée Jameson, whose monotypes reflecting summer’s color spectrum. Shown: Banner by Carter Smith.
Bherd Gallery, 312 N. 85th. Street, opens on July 11 with “Inner Beauty.” Chris Sheridan and Aaron Jasinski explore the idea of inner beauty from dramatically different angles while carrying the same message: true beauty consists of more than just the typical trappings of our society. The show runs through August 8. Shown: How Many Licks by Aaron Jasinski
“Love of the Land,” a group show featuring landscapes, opens at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, during the Kirkland Art Walk on July 11 from 5-8pm. The landscape has always been an inspiration to artists. From a quiet spot in the forest, to waves crashing on the beach, to a panorama of sky and earth, they have used these locations as their muse to capture the essence, marvel and beauty of the land to share with others through their own individual styles. The show runs through August 3. Shown: Campfire Debate by Mark Boyle.
Pat Meras’ work featured at Full Moon Art Gallery–opening reception during the Gig Harbor Art Walk tonight
Pat Meras, Gig Harbor’s award winning pastel artist, who was recently selected from over 2500 entries as Pastel Journal Magazine’s 100 Competition Winners, is this month’s featured artist at the Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor. There will be entertainment in front of the Gallery by Russ Salton during the Gig Harbor Art Walk from 5-8pm .
“Bears and Mares,” a new show featuring works by Jamie Ellsworth, opens tonight from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. This year’s exhibit adds a new twist to Ellsworth’s subject matter by adding the playful side of Black Bears into her repertoire of Horses and Dogs. Ellsworth lives in the peaceful island community of Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands where she paints fulltime and continues to rescue and raise her beloved dogs and horses. Her passion and commitment to her animals is translates onto her canvases in a variety of styles ranging from expressionism to illustrative narratives.
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.
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s 13th annual season of the Issaquah ArtWalk continues on July 11 from 6-9pm. The popular monthly art walk is normally held First Friday of the month June through September.
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.choochokam.org.
Wedgwood Art Festival from 10am-5pm located on the corner of NE 35th St and 89th St NE, at Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School. Ninth Annual Wedgwood Art Festival features a juried art festival, live music, food, and kid’s activities.
Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon – 5pm. Visit www.pilchuck.com.
Tacoma Art Museum invites the community to explore how sculptures come to life at the Best of the Northwest Free Community Festival on Sunday, July 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme spotlights Tacoma Art Museum’s growing sculpture program.
The Museum of Northwest Art‘s annual auction is this Saturday in La Conner. La Conner jewelry artist and Ann Hardee Gallery owner, Ann Hardee, created this necklace at the left for the auction. It contains 81 hand-wrapped pendants with AA grade tourmaline teardrops, freshwater pearls and 22kt g.p. beads. For the online auction brochure, go to: www.monamuseum.org/art-auction.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, celebrates summer with a show featuring, oil painter Jason Waskey and “Garden Garnishes” Sculpture Exhibit from seven of Whidbey’s finest sculptors. On display will be sculptures in bronze, stone and steel made to adorn the home or garden by artists: Dan Freeman, Georgia Gerber, Ivan Neaigus, Jim Patereau, Sharon Spencer, Sue Taves and Lloyd Whannell. Mary Fisher of Cultus Bay Nursery and Maureen Murphy of Bayview Farm and Garden are creating a “garden” ambiance in the gallery for the opening on July 5 from 5-7 PM. Shown at the right: Jason Waskey, Blue on Yellow.
Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Street in La Conner, is showing sculptor Ed Nordin’s Sleeping Bird, as well as new work by Maggie Wilder.
The Max Grover Gallery, 820 Water Street in Port Townsend, exhibits new work by local painter Frank Samuelson through August 24.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, showcases Seattle painter Lisa Snow Lady’s new series of quiet interiors which share a complimentary palette with Port Townsend painter Joan Jonland’s wistful landscapes. Seattle sculptor Elizabeth Copland joins them with playful ceramic pups which might frolic both inside or out. On view through July 28, opening reception is during . Gallery Walk 5:30 to 8pm, Saturday, July 5th. Shown at the left: The Heron Scouts by Joan Jonland.
Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, features a selection of work by Skagit based artists Tracy Powell and Kris Ekstrand Molesworth. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites all to a special jewelry show this weekend from 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday. The artists are Dianne Coe, Peggy Hunt, Anna Skibska and Jan Marie Tognela.
Award-winning painter Deborah Sterk and well known watercolorist Margo Hankel are the featured artists of the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The paintings showcased in the front windows are created from what they saw, felt, and imagined with a touch of muse. The opening reception is July 4 from 5-8pm. Shown: Abstract 1 by Deborah Sterk.
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm on First Thursday with Ford Crull’s “In the Realm of the Fantastic.” Crull is fascinated by the power of symbols. Hearts, wings, crosses and abstract geometric forms fill his paintings, all part of a unique visual vocabulary consistent across the artist’s body of work. The artist will attend the opening. Shown at the left: Symbolic Wind.
ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., is showcasing “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. Shown at the right: The Mill of Time.
Ellen Heck’s “Attachments” opens from 6-8pm tonight at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. In this new body of work Ellen Heck continues her exploration of the societal fashioning and self-fashioning of female identity during childhood and early adolescence through play and costume. Also showing are Shigeki Tomura’s recent drypoints, watercolors and drawings, Harold E. Keeler’s selections from his Seattle period and a group of posters from modern masters. Shown at the left: Children of Giants: City Pieces.
“Hooked on a Feeling” marks graffiti icon Vic20’s first solo exhibition at the Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street. The show, which opens from 5-9pm, transforms his notoriety in the graffiti world to works on canvases and paper in the gallery.
Will Robinson, a seasoned stone sculptor with an exhibition history spanning over two decades, opens a show called “Resonance” from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. The new works showcase Will’s innate relationship with nature. He showcases a unique pairing of hard objects transformed by soft lines, shapes, and leather-like textures.
Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with “Why We Do What We Do Wappa Do.” The show premiers 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 right: The Conversation by Barry Johnson.
On view through August 2, Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a new member exhibition featuring the work of Susan Gans, Ian Macleod and Gregory Pierce.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is showcasing two and three-dimensional works by Ruth Borgenicht, Andrée Carter, David Hytone, and Mike Moran in a group show through August 2. The opening is tonight from 6-8pm.
Hall Spassov Gallery, also located in Bellevue, makes its Seattle debut at 319 3rd. Avenue South in Pioneer Square, with “User Profile” opening from 5-8pm. The show draws artworks from over twenty-five artists from as far away as Barcelona and Iran and as near as Seattle. Among the featured artists are Robert Chapman, assistant to Willem de Kooning for the last decade of the famed painter’s life, and Jeff Peters, whose work is included in the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. Also exhibiting is Cheryl Ekstrom, a celebrated sculptor and recent recipient of the Inspiration Grant, as well as Northwest artists Francesca Sundsten and Alicia Tormey. Shown at the left: Jeff Peters, Nature Is Unaware Of Justice.
Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington, opens from –8pm with “Then and Now, From Film to Pixel,” featuring work by Susie Howell.
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is featuring “Summer School: Recognizing Teaching Artists” through August 31. The exhibition features Emily Wood, Gary Nisbet, John Lysak, Karen Kosoglad, Kent Lovelace, Mitchell Albala, Terry Furchgott, and Thomas Wood. This two-month group show of painters and printmakers is highlighted with their demonstrations and workshops on nearly every Saturday in July and August in an effort to foster education in the arts, encourage active viewer participation, and build community awareness. It opens with a reception for the artists from 6-8pm. Shown at the right: left to right, top to bottom: Karen Kosoglad, Mitchell Albala, Terry Furchgott, Gary Nisbet, Lois Silver, Thomas Wood, John Lysak, Emily Wood, Kent Lovelace.
In her debut at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., Carolyn Hopkins will be presenting new drawings, sculptures and video work made during a recent residency on Blue Lake in Central Oregon. This body of water is tucked between mountainsides in a terrain that was the site of a recent forest fire. On view through August 2, the show opens from 5-8pm.
The Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Raven Skyriver: Descent.” Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) returns to Stonington Gallery after a stellar year. This young glass maestro participated in residencies at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, stints blowing at PRATT Fine Arts Center in Seattle, and received huge attention at the annual Pilchuck Auction. Skyriver’s work was also recently seen overseas in the Ebeltoft Glasmuseet, Denmark, as part of an international group exhibition of glass artists. The show runs through July 26. Shown at the left: Detail of "Flux" by Raven Skyriver (Tlingit).
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “Considering Design,” a special exhibition featuring the work of five Seattle area artists who are each in their own way designing objects of beauty and use. With a focus on both function and form, and an interest in integrating analog and technological methodologies, these five independent artists create objects permeated with emotion and meaning – they are at times irreverent, at times poetic, and at times pure, classical, and formal. Featuring works by Granite Calimpong, Erich Ginder, John Hogan, Carlo Parriotti and Dick Weiss. Also showing is “New Works” by Davide Salvadore. The shows, on view through August 3, open from 5-8pm. Shown at the right by Granite Calimpong.