Julie DeRouche show at Good Earth Pottery for March

goodearth“Fairies in the Garden” is currently showing at  Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham. The March featured artist, Julie DeRouche, creates unique hand-built ceramics to add a touch of fantasy to life–indoors and out.

Waterworks show through April 4 at Mainframe

mainframeMainframe, 5628  Airport Way South #110, continues the “Waterworks” series of exhibits dedicated to the nature and place of the Northwest. Photographer Rick Bringolf’s photo essay on the Georgetown Steam Plant and Jamie Brouwer’s swimming paintings examines the industrial, recreational, and spiritual values of water from the unique NW perspective. The show continues through April 4.

Three new exhibitions open at Museum of Northwest Art

monaOpening today at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner are three new exhibitions which will be showing through June 14. The first, “Study in Green: from the Permanent Collection,” is  a huge exhibition of the many well-known Pacific Northwest artists collected by the museum. The next, “Neo Naturalist,” will sponsor a panel discussion on May 2 at 4pm where a group of artists and scientists discuss individual responses to environmental degradation. Lastly, is” Etsuko Ichikawa Hakoniwa Project: to touch & be touched.” The artist will give a presentation on April 4 at 1pm.  Shown: Michael Paul Miller, Switchback, 2007, oil on canvas, 60 x 84 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Introductions opens today at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland

howardHoward/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland, opens for a special reception from 4-6pm on March 21 to introduce “Introductions.” The exhibition showcases  five new gallery artists: Kristina Boardman, Lindsey Kustusch, Jeane Myers, Stan O’Neil and Ron Parker. Shown: Reverse Banjo Shapes by Stan O’Neil

Calendar of art walks and events through March 22

Third Thursday

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.


Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.pobsa.com/Membership/port-orchard-art-walk.html.

Carrie Goller Gallery features plein air painter Robin Weiss during Poulsbo’s Second Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm

carrieThis month the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street in Poulsbo,  showcases some  favorite community locals and locales during March 14 Historic Downtown Poulsbo’s Second Saturday Artwalk, from 5-8pm. Carrie welcomes plein air painter extraordinaire, Robin Weiss and his easel to the Front Street location as he captures the magnificent blooming Magnolia tree in front of the neighboring restaurant, Sogno di Vino. Shown: View Toward Lynwood by Robin Weiss.

Fine Impressions celebrates St. Patrick’s Day this month


In honor of St. Patrick’s day this month, Fine Impressions Gallery   \8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring all things Irish on the Homepage. This vintage poster from the Irish Tourist Board shows off all the scenic and historic highlights of the country. Looking for more ways to celebrate? Head on down to the Irish Festival on March 14th and 15th, part of the Festal series at the Seattle Center. More info on their website – www.irishweek.org.

Yvette Neuman’s new show at Northwest Woodworkers opens at 6pm during the Belltown Artwalk tonight

nwwoodMeet artist Yvette Neumann during the opening of her show, “Driven to Abstraction,”  at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue, at 6pm. Neumann’s work incorporates aspects of surreal, figurative, and abstract art styles. The opening tonight takes place as part of the  Belltown Artwalk on Friday, March 13.

Renowned Canadian Artist, Lori-ann Latremouille on view at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery in Bellevue through April 4

gunnar“Poets Dress,” the newest works by Canadian artist Lori-ann Latremouille, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, on March 11 in a reception from  6-8pm. She is also a singer songwriter and has published 3 CDʼs of her own music. Since the 1980’s Latremouille has been creating her visual puzzles of humans, animals and vegetation intertwined on paper with charcoal and pastels. Poetry is where her songwriting began, and she is now incorporating her lyrics and poetry into her paintings. Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Canada, she has also exhibited in Europe. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.

Calendar of art walks and events through March 16

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm from May – September. visit www.wallingford.org


Second Thursday

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


Second Friday

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


Second Saturday

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.


March 13

Gage Academy of Art  Collectors’ Gala Art Auction & Benefit, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. East. For tickets and information, call 206/323-4243, #16.

Sumbanese Ikats at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge through March 29 with reception March 6 from 6-8pm

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens March 6 with a special reception from 6-8pm for “Sumbanese Ikats” from the gallery’s collection. Featured are traditional ikats by noted Sumbanese weavers, a “magical” double ikat from Tenganan, Bali, and contemporary designs from American textile artist Lou Zeldis. Entertainment will be provided at the reception by the Gypsy Jazz Band.

Nostalgia Show on view at Scott Milo through March 31

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm with a reception for “Nostalgia – A Bittersweet Yearning for the Past.”  The show is a  of work by gallery artists who have undertaken to  represent “Nostalgia”, in many forms, whether it be old trucks and barns, old signs, or other collections of items from days gone by. Also featured are photographs on canvas by Dick Garvey, oil still lifes by Melissa Jander, color photographs by Lewis Jones, oils by Lorna Libert and pastels and oils by Donna Trent along with a selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables. Image:  Vase with Hydrangea and Fruit, 18 x 24 Oil by Melissa Jander

Allied Arts of Whatcom County hosts 2015 Members Show

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham,  hosts its 2015 Members Show from March 6 – 28. This show features work from nearly 100 Allied Arts members, including professional artists, students, and new or emerging artists. Works presented range from traditional paintings to photography to contemporary sculptures and everything in between. A reception for the exhibition is on March 6 from 6-9pm.

Approximately 30 pieces from this show will be chosen to be exhibited at the Hotel Bellwether’s hallway and Lighthouse Bar & Grill during the month of April.  For more information visit www.alliedarts.org or contact: Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator at 676-8548 x5 or katy@alliedarts.org.

First Thursday openings on March 5, 2015

abmeyerAn exhibition featuring the work of Steve Jensen opens at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, in a reception from 5-8pm. The death of several significant figures in his life within a short period of time materialized the inspirational platform that drove Jensen to utilize his creativity as a means to cope. These watershed moments were the catalyst for the development of his funerary boat sculptures, constructed to cradle the remains of his deceased loved ones, all of which were set afloat at sea in ceremonies that evoke his Nordic heritage.  His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country and is featured in the permanent collections of several prominent museums. Shown: Viking Swan.



Bryan Ohno Gallery,  521 S. Main Street, presents the highly anticipated art exhibit of LEGO toy photography by Vesa Lehtimäki (Finland), Shelly Corbett (Seattle) and Boris Vanrillaer (Sweden).  Their macro lens captures carefully created and unexpected scenes combining nature and Lego figures. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.



fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-9pm with “Conversations Between Color and Line,” a solo exhibition of new abstract/non-objective painting and sculpture by Barry Johnson. Johnson’s bent and painted wood and mixed material sculpture continues his quixotic journey with line, now enhanced by mass and 3-dimensional perspective. Shown at the right: To The Point.

An exhibition featuring work by Barbara Sternberger / Patti Bowman opens from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.  from 6-8pm.




lisaLisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, invites all to a reception to meet artists Victoria Johnson and Karen Kosoglad from 6-8pm. Kosoglad works entirely from live models, exploring rhythm and shape with her organic approach to the female figure. She acknowledges "there is an illusive truth that I’m trying to capture in relation to the actual form and the balance of the abstract form." Her figures, through being abstracted, become part of the space they exist in, creating a kind of organic geometry. Johnson’s non-representational works materialize refined, dynamic forms that embrace energy, motion, and the slipperiness of perception. Her painted forms appear to float in and out of the picture plane, rotating, jostling, caressing, and intersecting one another. Shown the left: 280 by Victoria Johnson.



womenThirty-eight members of Women Painters of Washington, in the Columbia Center Building downtown 701-5th Ave., Suite 310, Seattle, bring carefully crafted pieces ranging from the abstract to the realistic focusing on the raw most basic elements to seeing and interpreting the world around us – light and dark, or black and white.  The works express a broad array of emotions, intentions and meanings. When color takes a back seat to content, line, value, texture and technique, it can allow us the opportunity to change the way we view the world or solidify Music from Cornish College of the Arts will be provided at the reception from 4-6pm.  It’s a perfect stop before for First Thursday Art Walk.  Shown at the right: Landscape with Copper by Irene Yesley.



woodsideLisa Gilley’s paintings, currently on view at the Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, are from her recent travels between Central Alaska to Washington state and Idaho. Each painting documents a National Park, Monument, current Wilderness Area or land that is currently trying to be protected under different wilderness acts. Her show, “From North to Northwest,” opens in a reception from 5:30-8:30pm. Shown at the left: East Fork Toklat River.

Bellevue Arts Museum showcases kiln-glass through June 14


On view through June 14 at the Bellevue Arts Museum  is “Emerge/Evolve,” Bullseye Glass Company’s international biennial of rising talent in kiln-glass (or kilnformed glass). As the last stop on the national tour, BAM will host an enriched edition of the exhibition, including additional works from selected artists, expanded installations, and an educational program of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. Shown: (left to right): Gina Zetts (United States) The Apartment. Photo: Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark; Rei Chikaoka (Japan), Release. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Kate Clements (United States), Untitled (Wall), 2013; Photo: Jerry Sayer.