Childhood’s End Gallery in Olympia Celebrates 45 Years

childChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, celebrates 45 years during the Olympia Arts Walk on October 7 from 5-10pm and Saturday, October 8 from 12-5pm with their new show, “Small Works.”

Seattle First Thursday in October Openings

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “William Morris,” selections from the artist’s archives.  Since his humble beginnings as Dale Chihuly’s gaffer, William Morris has become a major player Morris’ sculptures can be found in many museum collections around the world, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).  Shown: MAZORCA INSTALLATION.”




“Spectrum,” paintings by Katlyn Hubner, opens at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street. In her artwork, the body is distorted, the face is obscured, and unconventional colors are used to create a new vision of the body. In spite of the guarded faces, this series does not reflect timidity or shame, but represents pride in the figure and it’s form.  The reception is from 6-8pm.



davidsonOpening from 6-8pm at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is “Tallmadge Doyle Flight Patterns.” Her new body of work reflects on scientific findings of altered migratory patterns and ecosystems effected by changing climatic conditions. Also showing is “Twisted Impressions,” aberrant and macabre fine prints from contemporary artists. Shown: Cascade III. Aquatint by Tallmadge Doyle.



“Allison Collins’  Painted Hills” opens from 6-8pm at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Collins latest source of inspiration is found in the Painted Hills of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Collins draws upon the raw beauty of the 45 million year old fossilized landscape. Over time, bands have formed, layer upon layer, much like the development of her paintings.



frederickFrom October 6 – November 6, “MAKERS OF A NEW WORLD – The 20th Century Avant-Garde And The Post-War Americans They Inspired” is showing at Frederick Holmes and Company , 309 Occidental Avenue. The exhibition features original etchings, lithographs, carborundums, and screen-prints by six European Modern Masters – Josef Albers (1888-1976), Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Joan Miro (1893-1983), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Roberto Matta (1911-2002) – in tandem with select members of the generation of Post War Americans they influenced – Jim Dine (B.1935), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), James Rosenquist (B.1933), and Donald Sultan (B.1951). Shown: Josef Albers, Homage to the Square SP-VI.



harrisHarris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “Close to Home.” Featured are  acrylic paintings and mixed media collages by Seattle-based artist Lisa Snow Lady. Scenes of familiar streets and neighborhoods are transformed into bright architectural examinations that embrace limited palettes. Shown: North Beach.



“X-Ray Series,” by award-winning Chicago artist Michael Hopkins, opens from 6-8pm at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street.



stonington“20 Years of Weaving by Dr. Susan Pavel,” In Connection with the Exhibition at Suquamish Museum, opens from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. Coast Salish weaving is a specific genre and technique unto itself. The art was retained by a few master weavers, including the late subiyay Bruce Miller, a Skokomish spiritual leader, who chose Pavel as an apprentice in the mid-1990s. Shown: The Splendor of Spring.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens 5-8pm with “From Here to Infinityby Seattle based artist Nancy Callan.  In her new body of work, Callan celebrates and draws on her early experience as a graphic designer to bring pattern and color to the forefront



zincThe Fish Jumped Laughing Into the Net opens on October 6 with a reception from 5-8pm at Zinc Contemporary  through  October 31. San Francisco artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong creates playful figurative works that explore modern culture, lifestyle and politics. More at The gallery is located at 119 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle. Shown: I Cooked a Big Feast for Naked Us, I Didn’t Use Any Lemons

Art Walks and Events Through October 8

First Thursday

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

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park.May through Oct. 11am – 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information:

SLU Art Walk from 5 – 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March – Nov. 5 – 8pm, Meet at Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio, 9536 NW Silverdale Way. 360/613-5472


First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 –

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm.

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in historic downtown

Fremont Art Walk is 6 –

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim.

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 –


First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm.

Port Orchard Art Walk April – Oct. from 2 – 5pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 –


October 7

Discover new artwork and support Photographic Center Northwest. The event will feature works by 38+ local and nationally-known artists, including James Welling ($12,000 retail value), Ron Jude ($1,300 retail value), Jenny Riffle ($1,350 retail value), and many more.


October 8, 9

10th Annual Sammamish Art Fair has grown in reputation to be one of the most anticipated arts events on the Eastside, and it will feature some of the best jury selected local artists in our area. When Forbes recently ranked Sammamish as the number one friendliest town in America they made mention of the annual arts fair. Held at the Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA.  Inside the City Hall building, the highest quality and variety of fine art will be available for purchase, and will include original works of art such as; paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, glass arts, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving, photography and textile art. Sponsorship is grateful received from the City of Sammamish, the Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture. Admission is free.

Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at the Seattle Art Museum Showing from October 11 Through January 8

samstlaurent“Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” will be on view at the Seattle Art Museum from October 11 through January 8.  Drawn from the collection of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, the exhibition highlights the legendary designer’s 44-year career and features new acquisitions by the foundation that have never been shown publicly before.

Besides finished garments, the exhibition presents Saint Laurent’s immersive working process from his first sketch and fabric selection to the various stages of production and fitting before a final garment was realized. The multifaceted exhibition is co-curated by Florence Müller, the Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion at the Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Chiyo Ishikawa, SAM’s Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture. The unique installation is designed by architects Nathalie Crinière and  Chloë Degaille of Agence NC, in collaboration with SAM’s exhibition designer Paul Martinez. Shown: "Suzy" doll with eight outfits from her wardrobe, 1953-1955, Paper doll cut out of a magazine and glued onto cardboard, Garments made of paper cut-outs, ink, watercolour and gouache. © Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. Member preview weekend is Oct.8-10.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through October 2

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk, noon – 8pm


September 29 – October 30

The American Impressionist Society 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland.


September 29

Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party 6 – 9 PM at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way. No charge.


October 1 – 31

Tacoma Arts Month. Brimming with hundreds of arts and cultural programs. All events are open to the public and many are free. For specific dates and times, visit

Howard/Mandville Gallery American Impressionist Society Show

howardmandvilleOpening September 29 at  the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland is the 17th Annual American Impressionist  Society National Juried Exhibition. AIS Master, Calvin Liang, will be the judge of awards this year. Opening reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 5 to 8pm. Calvin will also present a free painting demonstration on Friday, September 30th from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition runs through October 30. In conjunction with this event, on Saturday, October 1, an all member plein air paint out will take place along the shores of Lake Washington in downtown Kirkland. Members will spend the day creating works en plein air. The pieces will then be displayed and offered for sale back at the gallery from 2-4pm. Shown: Knitters Gift by Adam Clague

Weather Diaries Exhibit at Nordic Heritage Museum

nordicRead the Nordic Heritage Museum exhibition review by Michael Upchurch in the Seattle Times. He calls it,” Eerie, edgy and entirely unexpected, “The Weather Diaries” is a photographic exhibition that uses wild fashion experimentation as an excuse to plunge deep into a Nordic dream world.” Read all about it by clicking on the Seattle Times link. The exhibit will be up through November 6.

Northwest Woodworkers Off the Wall: Everyday Art

nwwood"Off the Wall: Everyday Art," opens in a wine-tasting reception from 5-8pm September 22 at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 1st. Avenue in Seattle. The exhibition focuses on a selection of unique and whimsical studio furniture pieces from the artisan members of  Northwest Woodworkers Gallery. Included will be works by Reid Anderson, Matthew X Curry, Curtis Erpelding, James Esworthy, Hank Holzer, John Kirschenbaum, Seth Rolland, and John Thoe. These pieces were selected for their striking design and use of materials.

Wendy Red Star Winner of the 2016 Betty Bowen Award

Press release just in from the Seattle Art Museum: “The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and the Betty Bowen Committee, chaired by Gary Glant, announced today that Wendy Red Star is the winner of the 2016 Betty Bowen Award. The award comes with an unrestricted cash award of $15,000. Founded in 1977 to continue the legacy of local arts advocate and supporter Betty Bowen, the annual award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. Red Star’s work operates at the intersections of traditional Native American culture and colonialist histories and modes of representation; her work will be featured in an installation at the Seattle Art Museum beginning November 10.

In addition, Dawn Cerny was selected to receive the Special Recognition Award in the amount of $2,500, and Mark Mitchell was awarded the Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award in the amount of $2,500. Five finalists, including Evan Baden and Sadie Wechsler, were chosen from a pool of 446 applicants from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho to compete for the $20,000 in awards.

The award ceremony honoring Red Star, Cerny, and Mitchell will take place on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 pm at the Seattle Art Museum. The ceremony and reception following the artists’ remarks are free and open to the public.”

Museum of Glass Announces Free Admission September 24

According to a press release issued today, the Museum of Glass “will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as part of  Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.”

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through September 25

Fourth Saturday

Bremerton Charleston Arts District Artwalk,  12-8pm 


September 24

Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main Street,  invites you to their Pratt’s Bi-Annual Open House, which will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 6pm. This is a free, family-friendly and fun event that is open to the public, with hands on art activities for kids ages 5 and up; a live bronze pour, food and drink from food trucks, artist demos in each of Pratt’s studios, and much more.

Waterworks Showcases Elizabeth Bruno & Dana Roberts

waterwOpening today in a reception from 4-7pm at the Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, is a show featuring works by Dana Roberts and Elizabeth Bruno. Bruno, based in the Seattle area, paints stories that gathered over time reflect many periods in the artworld. A bit old fashioned in styling, the work itself makes a contemporary  statement with her subject manner – woman at work, birds singing, dogs walking and lots of rabbits. Roberts, based on San Juan Island, describes her work a painted while unconscious. She does not think about what she is painting, but rather just paints her emotions, her thoughts or even the weather. The show runs through October 15.  Shown: Sit by Elizabeth Bruno.

Barbara Earl Thomas Exhibit Extended Through October 9

bimaJust in from City Arts Magazine: “ Due to popular demand, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art  has proudly extended Barbara Earl Thomas’ exhibition Heaven on Fire through Sunday, October 9. Heaven on Fire is a survey of over sixty artworks, with pieces spanning from the early 1980s to present including paintings, prints, glass sculpture, paper cuts, and a site-specific installation.”

The Seattle Times calls the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art  show "Heaven on Fire" by Barbara Earl Thomas a "must-see."

Third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk 5-8pm

ccascA Spirit Unbound: The Art of Peggy Strong,” is showing at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Avenue in Edmonds. This is the first retrospective for the artist, featuring works held privately in the family’s collection and never seen by the public until now. Curator David F. Martin, long recognized as the leading authority on Northwest women artists, considers this one of his most important exhibitions.



The Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S., celebrates autumn with Kimberly Adams’ oil finger paintings. Reminiscent of the Impressionists, with a definite contemporary twist, Kimberly illuminates the canvas with landscapes full of vibrant color depicting the Northwest’s  wondrous palette.



gallerynorthGallery North, 401 Main Street, invites all to enjoy refreshments and meet artist Janet Hawse whose exhibit, “A Brush With Life” is featured this month. This exhibit will continue to be open to the public daily until September 30.

zincZinc Art, 102 3rd. Avenue S., opens for Third Thursday with Liz Tran’s explosive solo show, on view through October 17. Tran will unveil new pieces from her series “Lightspeed” alongside other new works. Shown: Lightspeed 2

Dan Larsen’s Organic Diversion Grande at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunOpening September 14  from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is “Organic Diversion – Grande,”  work by organic abstract artist, Dan Larsen. Long a gallery favorite, this year with "Organic Diversion – Grande",  Larsen explores on a large scale the artist and nature bond by pushing the serendipitous outcomes and patterns of nature with abstract expressionism calculated by the artist to create an ergonomic bond unusual in many of his past works. Not long ago Larsen embarked on the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago where he walked in solitude for 500 miles on a path that dates back to the middle ages. He took this route as a spiritual path and encountered an unexpected spiritual awareness that has affected his art. The show runs through October 8.