A Sense of Place Opening at Howard/Mandville in Kirkland

howard“A Sense of Place,” featuring new works by Diane Ainsworth, Marc Bohne, Mark Boyle, Alfred Currier, Michael Ferguson, Kim Matthews Wheaton and Romona Youngquist, opens tonight from 5-7pm at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane in Kirkland. Each artist will present a selection of five to seven new paintings reflecting his/her connection to the land and will be in attendance at the opening night reception. Shown: Skagit Blooms by Alfred Currier.

Art in Bloom Exhibition at Depot Art Center in Anacortes

depotThe centerpiece for Art in Bloom events in Anacortes is the 3rd annual Fine Art Exhibition.  It includes 30 regional artists who work in painting, photography, sculpture, wood, glass and mixed media. The show opens on Friday, April 15 at 6 pm.  It’s a free event that includes wine, nibbles and an opportunity to meet the artists.   Held at the Depot Art Center Gallery, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes, the show continues daily April 16 – 23, from 11 – 4pm.  Proceeds from from art sales support cultural education for Anacortes school children.  Shown: Laura Yager Mixed Media.

Jeff Mihalyo’s Abstract Alternatives at Dendroica Gallery

Dendroica Gallery,1718A E. Olive Way in Seattle,   presents "Abstract Alternatives" — by Jeff Mihalyo from April 14 through May 8. Mihalyo, a Seattle-based artist known for his mastery of multiple mediums and styles, has created a series of black and white  abstract drawings using interlocking natural shapes and fractal patterns. An opening reception will be held on Thursday April 14 from 5-9pm at the gallery as a part of  the second Thursday Capitol Hill Art Walk.

Fractured Views–Deux Opens April 13 at Gunnar Nordstrom

gunnar“Fractured Views—Deux,” an exhibition featuring works by Harold Nelson and Mark Skullerud, opens at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE., in a reception for the artists from 6-8pm. 

Nelson’s medium is paper collage.   He lets each piece happen and uses whatever mix of the abstract and figurative image or fractured view that will lead to the best outcome.  Skullerud enjoys a suggestion of reality in his abstract graphic work.  The end result may be abstract or a representational cubist view and may represent something familiar in an unfamiliar way.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through April 17

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. 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 6 – 9pm.www.belltownartwalk.com

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

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm.www.kirklandartwalk.com


Thru April

33rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits as well as the most beautiful tulips you’ve ever seen.

Through April 24

Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery, Mt. Vernon. Visit StanwoodCamanoArts.com.


April 18 – June 3

Northwest Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 206/275-7609.

Four-Man Group Show Through April 17 at Childhood’s End

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia continues their group show through April 17. Featured are works by Tom Anderson (mixed media), Christine Burris (ceramic bells), Christopher Mathie (mixed media), and Rabun Thompson (ceramic totems).

Whitmore Gallery Grand Opening on Camano Island

Long time artist Jill Whitmore will celebrate the grand opening of Whitmore Gallery, on Camano Island clip_image002Saturday, April 9 at the popular Terry’s Corner, 848 North Sunrise Blvd. on Camano Island.

The gallery will be open regular operating hours (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.) and a grand opening celebration will take place from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The evening event will have wine, hors d’oeuvres and occasional live music performances from Whitmore.  Whitmore’s work can always be viewed online at www.windsingers.com.

Good Earth Pottery Showcases Jeremy Noet in April

Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenueimage in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, features  Jeremy Noet for the month of April. He has created vessels to help you set aside those disposables and carry your beverage of choice in reusable style! Take a flip-top growler to your favorite beer or kombucha tap–the volume is stamped on the bottom for easy pay calculation. Your barista will delight in the sight of your reusable to-go cup with silicone lid. Meet the artist and watch him at the wheel during the Dirty Dan Day Festival in the heart of Fairhaven on April 24th, from 1-4pm.

Second Saturday Art Walk 5-8pm in Poulsbo

CaptureOpportunities for art abound. at Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, who opens during the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk with featured artist Max Hayslette. . Meet Max Hayslette and receive a complimentary signed poster. Shown at the left: First Snow.




front streetWhere Poetry Meets Art at the Front Street Gallery, 18881 Front Street, celebrates  National Poetry month with original artworks and the poems by local poets that inspired them. Opening reception Saturday April 9 5-8 pm as part of Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk. The gallery  will host a poetry reading and visual interpretation by local poets and artists on Sunday April 17 1-3 pm. All welcome to free event, refreshments served. Shown: Follow the Pony Road by John Adams




libertybayLiberty Bay Gallery, 18830 Front Street, joins the galleries for the art walk with photography by Jacob Newell and  new jewelry designs by Passiko. Shown at the left by Jacob Newell.




magalLocal artist and printmaker Leigh Knowles Meteer hosts the art walk opening at Magal & Louis Gallery, 18961 Front Street, with a sampling of his work. Shown at the right: Snow, Petals and one small bird by Leigh Knowles Meteer.

Women Painters of Washington

womenWomen Painters of Washington , 701 5th. Avenue Suite 310, present a brand new show where 28 distinguished women artists explore the rich world of music from their perspective now through July 1 at the WPW Seattle gallery located in the Columbia Center Building. Witness visual concerts from color harmonies to chords of dissonance in a variety of mediums all while captivating an interconnected love affair between music and painting. More information about WPW can be found on their newly designed website  WomenPainters.com. 206-624-0543 Shown: Feeling Sharp by Kristin Morris.

Seattle First First Thursday Art Walk Opening Shows April 7

For free parking options in conjunction with Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Artwalk  click here.


abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm on First Thursday with “Syapse,” a show featuring  hot-sculpted hand-blown glass and carved by Jeff Ballard. Pillows play a large part in much of  his work.  Ballard creates using very simple tools, such as tweezers and a butter knife establishing  a dialogue between the exploration of the dream world and how the mind manifests memories. He has served as a featured artist at the Museum of Glass  in Tacoma and an artist of residence at the Pilchuck  Glass  School. Shown at the left: Imprint II.




artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S.,  welcomes Alan Lau – painter, poet, journalist, activist and Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award recipient – for his latest solo exhibition, “Beauty in the Decay.” On view through April 30, the gallery will open the exhibit from 5-8pm. Shown: Bittermelon Ridge.



davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  opens from 6-8pm with an exhibition of original prints by 19th and 20th century American masters including Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Winslow Homer, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, William Merritt Chase, Paul Landacre, Ruth Starr Rose, Charles White and Thomas Moran among others. Also showing is Ciicada Press Publications from Sydney, Australia. At Cicada Press respected artists from around the world are invited to make prints with the technical support of University of New South Wales staff and students. This exhibition features work from more than twenty different artists who have produced work at the press in recent years. Shown: Cat Tree by Vipoo Srivilasa.



Flatcolor Gallery,  77 S. Main Street, opens from 6-9pm with “Road Trip" featuring artists, illustrators, designers and photographers creating work inspired by being on the road, traveling cross country, and exploring the wilderness with a few psychedelic trips along the way.



Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S.,  is featuring George Rodriguez’s new show, “Beneath the Surface,” in their opening from 6-8pm.  His work was a prominent feature at SOFA Chicago, where he garnered the attention of the over 45,000 visitors,  with his sculptural ceramic heads which reverently nod to his Mexican heritage.. The exposure at SOFA intrigued the National Mexican Museum of Art, also located in Chicago. They invited him into the permanent collection and plan to exhibit his work Reaper in the annual Day of the Dead show. George is also slated to be featured in March at the Museum of Northwest Art’s show titled: Beyond Aztlan Mexican and Chicano/a dArtists in the Pacific Northwest.




fredFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., says, “Help an artist help himself.” The gallery is showing work by homeless artist Tyree Pearson in a special exhibit through April 10. All proceeds will go directly  to the artist. Shown at the left: Creation in a Cage.


Concurrent shows featuring work by Chris Bruch in “Dispatch,” and Anders Berstrom’s “Anders Bergstrom: Prints,” open at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 223 Second Avenue S.in a reception from 6-8pm.



“Suitcase,” curated by Daniele di Lodovico and organized by "This Might Not Work" opens in the west gallery at  Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., Showing in the east gallery is “The Return,” work by Sean Fansler. The First Thursday opening is from 5-8pm, and another reception is on April 9 from 5-7pm.



Linda Hodges Gallery, 316  First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a reception for “Heidi Oberheide / Stephen Rock,”    Rock has received regional and national recognition and awards for his artwork and has work in many private and public collections such as the City of Seattle Portable Works, Swedish Hospital Corporate Collection, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the King County Public Works collection among others. Oberheide has shown extensively throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Her work is in numerous private, institutional, and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Microsoft, Tacoma Art Museum, Vulcan NW, and the Museum of Western Art in Spokane.



lisaDuring the month of April Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  features a survey of work by Gary Nisbet and Karen Kosoglad, both of whom may be described as process-oriented artists. The exhibition spans 25 years of creative impulse, with mixed media works from the 1990s to 2016, staging a fertile dialogue between past and present. A reception for the artists will be held, First Thursday, April 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Nisbet’s works are included in a host of prominent corporate collections nationwide; among them, Columbia Pictures, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, and the New York Stock Exchange. The Boise Art Museum, The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Swedish Hospital in Seattle, and the University of California, Los Angeles have also acquired his work.  Kosoglad’s  has been privately collected in Boston, Chicago and New York as well as on the West Coast and in Italy. Shown: Mariah and Reflection by Karen Kosoglad.



Lynn Hanson Gallery, 310 S. Washington, is showing the work of Scott Burnett in an opening from  5-8pm.



Method Gallery, 106 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with photos by Mark Woods.



Pilchuck Glass School Seattle, 240 Second Avenue, continues “Gaffer Olympics,” with glass artists Laura Donefer, Dan Friday, Richard Royal and Raven Skyriver. They will be open on First Thursday from 5-8pm .


Punch Gallery, 119  Prefontaine Pl S., celebrates ten years as a gallery with a group show

opening from 5-8pm.



stonIn April  Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street,  presents works that have flown beneath the radar, and give them  time in the spotlight. These include new blown glass by Preston Singletary (Tlingit), a body of collaborative work by friends George David (Nuu-chah-nulth) and Spencer McCarty (Makah) who have been laughing it up in the studio out Neah Bay way, a monumental new panel sculpture by the multi-talented Shawn Hunt (Heiltsuk), a silken cedar panel by Carl Stromquist (Interior Salish), and an old favorite print by Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta Pueblo) that is making a rare appearance on the secondary market. The opening reception is from 6-8pm. Shown: Detail of The Sacred Heart Waters, Marika Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth) ,  Hand-pulled & Painted Woodblock Print



traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents Tlingit artist Preston Singletary’s latest body of work, Journey Across the Fire (and Into the World). This new exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of his Native American Heritage through glass sculpture. Shown: Air in Motion.

Tyree Pearson Featured at Frederick Holmes and Company

fredFred Holmes, owner of Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, has an unusual story to tell about the artist he’s featuring in a show for the next few days. According to Fred, Tyree Pearson is a homeless artist who started coming in the gallery for advice several months ago. According to Fred, “ I gave him some free advice, never expecting to hear from him again. But over the next several months, he kept returning, asking more specific questions and determined to be able to sell his work, support himself, have a studio of his own, and get out of the homeless shelter here in Pioneer Square. Since then Tyree’s work and his local reputation have grown; he can often be found selling his work at the outdoor art festivals or markets in Ballard, Fremont, Pioneer Square, and other Seattle neighborhoods. In December he put most of the money he’d earned from his art sales into a small office/studio downtown, where he could work and further develop his nascent career. Unfortunately, his studio was broken into in January and the thieves took everything he had.”


So beginning this First Thursday through this Sunday, April 10th only, five of Tyree’s works on paper, along with several limited edition reproductions, will be featured at FH&Co. The artist will be here Thursday evening, presenting his original work and limited editions, at significantly reduced prices. The purpose is to earn enough for him to get back into a studio again and resume his efforts to be self-supporting through his work. All sales proceeds go directly to the artist – the gallery is taking no percentage. “  Shown: Creation in a Cage.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through April 10

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 Thursdays.www.firstthursdayseattle.com

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: www.nwartalliance.com

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


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.belltownartwalk.com

Phinney Wood 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.

skagitThru April

33rd Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits as well as the most beautiful tulips you’ve ever seen.

Through April 24

Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery, Mt. Vernon. Visit StanwoodCamanoArts.com.

April 9 – 10

Best of the Northwest 28th Art & Fine Craft Show held in Magnuson Park, at Hangar 30,  in Seattle. Everything from jewelry, designer clothing and paintings to works of glass, metal, wood, clay and more. Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM; Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM. Local cuisine from food vendors and free children’s art table. Sponsored annually by the Northwest Art Alliance.

Spring Flocks and Frocks at The Island Gallery on Bainbridge

islandSpring brings a renewal of all things.  The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island celebrates the new season and the return of our colorful feathered friends with wearable, wall and sculptural art. Featured artists are: Ashley Licht, Susan Petersen, Carol Lee Shanks, Spirithouse, Christine Sundt,  and Diane Turner. The opening reception is April 1 from 6-8pm. Entertainment is provided by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, Bainbridge Island’s Own Gypsy Jazz Band. Shown: Sparrows by Ashley Licht.

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Opens New Shows Tonight

bainbridge“LOST AND FOUND: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER,” opens in a reception from 6-8pm tonight at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. Doll parts, mouse traps, abandoned nests, scrap metal. The artists who made it happen are  Barbara Helen Berger, Diane Haddon, Steve Parmelee, and Hidde Van Duym.  Also showing is “KATHLEEN McKEEHEN: COLLECTIONS,” detailed watercolors, by award-winning painter and natural science illustrator Kathleen McKeehen who brings flora and fauna to life on paper. Shown:  Steve Parmelee. Too Many Chefs. Assemblage.Image courtesy of the artist.

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