Gunnar Nordstrom Introduces New Work by Svetlana Shalygina on May 11 in a Reception from 6-8pm

gunnarGunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, offers new works by Russian born and Arizona artist, Svetlana Shalygina. Originally from Efremov Russia, Shalygina has traveled the globe in search of creative expression all the while romancing her palette with human inspiration from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Paris, Milan, Vienna and the American West. Her exhibition, “New Works,” is on view through June 4 and will be introduced at a reception May 11 from 6-8pm.

A Meeting of Minds at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery Opens May 11

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue,  presents a contemporary jewelry art exhibition celebrating artistic relationships, dialogue and cooperation. The show will feature the collaborative work of nine artist pairs who support each other in various creative contexts, whether directly in the making process or behind the scenes.  Featuring the collaborate work of: Dan Adams & Cynthia Toops, Jana Brevick & Hahn Rossman, Gabriel Craig & Amy Weiks, Ford & Forlano, Janis Kerman & Erin Wahed, Robin Kranitzky & Kim Overstreet, Devon Paget & Julie Spiedel, Jacquie Rice & Uosis Juodvalkis, and David & Roberta Williamson. On view through May 31, the opening reception is May 11 from 5-6:30 pm. Shown: Ford & Forlano, It’s Tube Necklace #85

Barbara Earl Thomas Awarded 2016 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award from Artist Trust


Artist Trust  just announced the recipient of the 2016 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award, artist Barbara Earl Thomas. Thomas receives an unrestricted cash award of $10,000 in recognition of her creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and dedication to the arts.

She has exhibited her work for more than 30 years in exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Meadows Museum of Art, and her work is in important corporate collections, including Microsoft and Safeco. She is the recipient of numerous awards, such as a Mayor’s Arts Award in 2013 and the Howard S. Wright Award from the Seattle Arts Commission, and has completed residencies at Pilchuck, Tacoma Museum of Glass, and Hedgebrook.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through May 15

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit


Second Thursday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront in the summer until 8pm.

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 –

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 –


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 –

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. ­

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon –


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 –

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St.

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 –

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 –

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 –


May 13

Arts of Kenmore  Mural Project at St. Vincent de Paul art auction and fundraiser at Inglewood Golf Club.  6pm Cocktail and social hour, 7pm dinner and auction. $50 per person.


May 14

Penn Cove Water Festival features Native American canoe racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, 11am – 5pm, Coupeville on Whidbey Island


May 14 – 15

University District Street Fair, longest running street festival in the nation. Visit www.udistrictchamber.

Camano Island  Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend,10am – 5pm. Visit

Howard/Mandville Gallery Showcases Fred Calleri & Teresa Saia

howardmanvilleA two-person show featuring new paintings by Fred Calleri and Teresa Saia opens in a reception from 5-7pm today at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. Teresa Saia is an established member of the Seattle art community and has developed a strong following with both private and corporate collectors as she has won many competitions. Calleri’s studies of masters such as Zorn, Sargent, Vermeer, Sorolla as well as living masters has inspired him to create classic and romantic images using the master’s palette and mood for an emotional reaction. The historical or ‘period’ nature of the work lends itself to a style and palette that he enjoys and reaches back to a seemingly simpler time. Shown: Autumn Begins by Teresa Saia.

Direct Observation Opens Today at Prographica/KDR

prographicaOn view through June 30 at Prographica/KDR Gallery, 3419 E. Denny Way, is “Direct Observation: Two Approaches, Kathy Gore Fuss and Amy Huddleston.” Both Kathy Gore Fuss and Amy Huddleston work from direct observation, but they use this traditional tool very differently. One would never confuse their two bodies of work. Fuss has work in the collections of Bailey/Boushay House in Seattle; Woodbine House Publishers in Rockville, Maryland; Timberline Library in Lacey, Washington; Scholastic Publishing in Matland, Florida; the City of Olympia; The Evergreen State College in Olympia; and Tacoma Community College. Huddleston has had solo shows at Calypte (2016), Axis (2014), and Bherd Gallery (2013), all in Seattle, and her work has been included in Observing Observing: a white cup (2015) and Colors of Gray (2014) both at Prographica. Shown: Amy Huddleston, The Listener.

Marceil DeLacy’s Work on View at Northwest Woodworkers

northwestwoodNew works by award-winning Pacific NW sculptor, Marceil DeLacy who works exclusively in the organic medium of wood, are currently  featured at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 First Avenue in Seattle through  June 30. Further information at Shown: The Book Keeper

Bainbridge First Friday Art Walk 6-8pm

bainThis month at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, are exhibitions featuring work by Lynnette Sandbloom, who depicts houses in detailed paper collages and paintings, and  Garrison Coverdale’s hand-painted, bisque-fired spheres. The yearly student art extravaganza will take place on May 6 in the reception from 6-8pm, but the high school show reception and awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on May 25. Shown: Spheres by Garrison Coverdale.



Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way are showing “Land & Sea,” two northwest artists, Mike Kowalski and Neal Philpott, two northwest artists  who paint the unique land and seascape of the Northwest. The opening reception is  First Friday  May 6, 6-8pm.



theisland“Artistic Exploration:  Alternative Paths,” work by Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi, Carl Yurdin and Lisa Wederquist is on view through May 31 at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way. Carol pursues both traditional Asian screens and whimsical mirrors, Carl applies the art of industrial design to fine furniture and Lisa extends her minimal style from painting to ceramics. A reception with the artists: First Friday, May 6th, 6-8 pm. In concert during the reception: Jon Crane & Abraham Neuwelt and Rainforest Journey.

Exploration, Innovation at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

blueFeatured artists in the month of May are Margo Hankel (watercolorist) and David Tinsley (sculptor) who will showcase unique work in the front windows at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Meet the artists in a reception May 6 from 5-8pm. Shown: Ocean Glider by David Tinsley

First Friday Children’s Walk In Bellingham at 5:30 pm

In collaboration with teacher, Jessica Tupper of Samish Woods Montessori School, Sculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect Street in Bellingham, presents artfully designed sculptures made by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.  With architectural finesse and bold palettes, the children’s art uplifts and inspires.  A sculpture-making activity will be provided for family enjoyment using recycled materials to take home from the event. Little Darling’s 3-6 year-olds share their creative wisdom through colorful owls made of recycled materials and perched in a well-rooted vine maple tree.

First Friday Art Walk in Anacortes


The First Friday Artwalk is  May 6 from 6 – 9 pm.


705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces 

ACME Creative Space will welcome the Anacortes High School Art Club and Photography II Students during the month of May.  Thanks to a generous grant and support by the Anacortes Arts Festival, the students will have a professionally displayed gallery exhibit including drawings, paintings and encaustic photography.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers will continue the show of James Keul, “Another View of Our Home Ground”, oil and watercolor paintings.    Live music will be performed by “Soul Shadows”, rock, soul and R&B, by Skip Williams, keyboard and vocal and Robert “Goldtooth” Ray, bass guitar.  Artisan pizza by Digs Food Truck and refreshments will be served.


611 R Ave., Depot Art Center Gallery 

Anacortes Arts Commission presents, Mountain To Sea, celebrating National, State, and local parks and the waters surrounding us.  This vibrant display of photographs will include those of marine invertebrates by special guest, Brian Bingham with the Department of Environmental Sciences at Shannon Point Marine Center.  Hours for the show are May 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturday, May 7, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


1008 5th Street, THink Tiny Gallery 

THink Tiny Gallery is a Works on Paper Gallery specializing in Photography (digital, traditional, and piezography) and Fine Art Prints (intaglio, lithography and relief). In May they will show prints from the studio’s collection.


scott420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes back Anne Martin McCool and her signature trees, hills and moons in acrylic.  Also showing are acrylics by Jennifer Bowman, oils by Sandy Byers, oils & pastels by Amanda Houston, photographs on canvas by Lewis Jones and sculptures by Leo Osborne. Show at the left: Calling Light by Anne Martin McCool.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

The Majestic is featuring art by Skagit Valley Artist Donna Nevitt-Radtke, who has won numerous awards for her impasto, impressionistic, and abstract paintings of the Northwest filtered through her “Artists Eye”. Her medium is mainly oil and pastel.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk

abmeyerwoo“Thinking Clearly,” the result of three years of studio practice, opens from 5-8pm at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue. During a residency at the Museum of Glass  in Tacoma with a team of glass blowers at her disposal, Warashina designed and created a number of blown glass elements and since then has been busy creating ceramic sculptures that are adorned by or intermingling with the glass components. Warashina’s work can be found in many museum collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Art and Design (New York), Seattle Art Museum, National Museum of American Art (Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian Institution), and National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan.  Shown: Censored (detail)



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Refuge,” recent monotypes by Wendy Orville. Also showing are works by Rikio Takahashi (1917-1999), one of Japan’s prominent sosaku hanga artists.  Combining the influences of abstract Modern art of the West and the traditional subjects of his native Japan – namely the gardens of Kyoto. Shown: Volcano with Single Cloud by Wendy Orville.



Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main, welcomes Nicole Gustafsson to Seattle for her first solo exhibition at the gallery entitled "Celestial Spaces" opening May 5 from 5-9pm.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S, opens a solo exhibition for Chase Langford from 6-8pm, a newly acquired artist to the roster. In this upcoming exhibition, he shares an evolving experimental path that draws on his previous cartographically based paintings while bringing in new influences of landscapes of places recently traveled and imagined.



fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., is showing a curated survey of Walter Quirk’s (1902-1968) works on paper from 1956 – 1964. One of America’s seminal 20th century modernists, Quirk’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, DC, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seat,e, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco deYoung Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco and many others. On view through May 29, the First Thursday reception is from 6-8:30pm.



“Pattern Recognition,” works by  Justin Baldwin, J. Gordon, Scott Horn and Jason Javar Lawrence opens from 5-8pm at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S.



Work by guest artist Nia Michaels is on view at the Juan Alonso Studio,  306 S. Washington Street. The reception for the artist is from 6-8:30pm.



Andrea Joyce Heimer / Justin Duffus opens at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., from 6-8pm. A 2013 Neddy Award finalist, Heimer is a self-taught Pacific Northwest artist who has been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, Berlin, and elsewhere. Duffus was the winner of the City Arts Magazine Art Walk Award for My Heart is a City.



CaptureKim Osgood’s “A Quiet Eye,” opens at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place in a reception from 6-8pm. Osgood’s newest monotypes reveal the beauty of the changing seasons’ flora and fauna. The show runs through May 29. Major collections include the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, University of Washington Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Swedish Hospital and the Bill and Melinda Gates collection.Shown at the right: Sun Glow


stonThe Stonington Gallery 125 S. Jackson Street, is showing new jewelry by micro-mosaicist and metal-smith Courtney Lipson (Non-Indigenous / Adopted Tlingit). Tidepools, denizens of the shore, and the little jeweled creatures that live in those safe cracks in the rocks are the artist’s inspiration for this year’s exhibit, and she’s rendering nudibranchs, sea stars, octopuses, and nautiluses in her signature micro-mosaic. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with works by Gregory Grenon and Mary Josephson. Grenon was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship for painting and his work can be found in collections such as the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Microsoft Corporation, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, Portland Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Portland, OR, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. His work has also been included in exhibitions at The Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec and the Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. Josephson’s work has been placed in numerous collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM.


Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1201 Western Avenue, opens from 5-8:30 pm with “Magic"-new paintings by Anne Siems & "Artificial Worlds"-new paintings by Nathan DiPietro. The shows close May 31.

Give Big Extended One More Day


Frye Art Museum


Frye Art Museum

You Have Until Midnight Wednesday to GiveBIG!

GiveBIG Now

Due to the technical difficulties caused by the extraordinary giving to this one-day challenge, the Seattle Foundation is extending GiveBIG through midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4.
The first $5,000 donated through GiveBIG or the Frye website will be matched thanks to a generous donor. In addition, for each gift received, a portion of your donation will be "stretched" by the Seattle Foundation’s pooled funds to help fulfill our mission.
Last year, we served more than 100,000 visitors and over 14,000 youth with the help of your generous contributions. Please continue to support Seattle’s only free admission art museum to ensure that art and culture remain accessible to everyone.
If you continue to have difficulties donating via Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website, please make your gift directly to the Frye.
Thank you for your support of the Frye Art Museum!

Give Big Today — Our Museums Will Be Grateful

giveToday is the day to GiveBIG! Currently, the Seattle Foundation website is experiencing major technical difficulties due to the overwhelming amount of online traffic. Keep trying. A one-day, online charitable giving event, Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is designed to raise money for our region’s hard-working nonprofits.

If you do not see the online donation form to enter your payment information immediately, please refresh the page or try again later today. We appreciate your patience during this time!

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through May 8

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square, Pike Place 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 –


May 6 – 8, 14 – 15

Camano Island Annual Mothers’ Day Weekend Studio Tour plus Encore Weekend, 10am – 5pm. Visit


May 7 – 8

Kirkland Artists Studio Tour, 10am – 6pm. Call Kirkland Arts Center for locations at 425/822-7161