Wallingford Art Walk starts at 6pm each month. Visit www.Wallingford.org
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
July 15 – 17
Kirkland Uncorked, Kirkland’s Waterfront Art Festival. Visit www.kirklanduncorked.com.
Sequim Arts Studio Tour, in conjunction with the Sequim Lavender Festival features a dynamic group of North Olympic Peninsula artists. Visit www.sequimarts.org.
Art Jam 2016. Art show and sale happening at the Rock Hollow Farm, 10am – 5pm. Part of the Sequim Lavender Festival. For location visit www.rockhollowarts.com. A “gathering” of artists sharing their creativity, techniques & enthusiasm….all happening in the barn….at: Rock Hollow Farm!
July 16 – 17
Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival on historic waterfront combines sunshine with art and music. Visit www.peninsulaartleague.com.
Skagit Artists Together Annual Studio Tour from Sedro-Wooley to Conway, La Conner, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. Visit www.skagitartiststogether.com.
The members of Women Painters of Washington, 701 5th. Avenue, Suite 310, boldly demand altered perspectives in BIG SHOW exhibiting July 11-September 30, 2016 in downtown Seattle. Multiple genres and mediums will be represented in abstract, representational, contemporary and traditional genres.Every piece of this group show will be large and in charge with a minimum 36 inches in one dimension. Shown: Artifacts 6 by Cheryl A. Richey.
Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is currently showing, through August 1, celebrated artist Alfred Currier—in his solo show “Passionate Obsession”. For Currier, painting is an obsession as well as a passion. As he says, “Passion for the love of it. Obsession means I have no choice.” A lifelong artist and resident of Anacortes since 1991, Alfred Currier is a well-established Northwest oil painter best-known for his vibrant palette and thickly textured canvases. The body of work for July’s show falls into three categories—serene Skagit Valley Landscapes, Working Lands and European Settings. Shown: A Sense of Place.
The Frye Art Museum in Seattle introduces, “ This Is Who We Are,” the first museum exhibition of Seattle-based filmmaker and visual artist Inye Wokoma. Inspired by meditations on land and lineage, nature and ancestry,This Is Who We Are investigates the evolving relationship between place and identity through the lens of spirituality and indigenous traditions. Also showing is the U.S. premiere of “Dragonfly Eyes(“Trailer), a work in progress which will culminate in the first full-length cinematic feature by renowned Chinese artist Xu Bing. The film eschews camera operators and on-screen actors, and instead employs publicly available video surveillance footage of everyday life. Both shows run through September 4.
Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 Fifth Avenue NE. in Seattle, continues their exploration of the different forms of printmaking this month with an in depth look at planographic prints. Created on a single plane with no carving or etching, planographic prints include lithographs, chromolithographs, monoprints and monotypes. This grouping of “Pears” is a perfect example of a chromolithograph from the height of their popularity at the end of the 19th century.
Bluewater Artworks Gallery & Framing, 18961 Front Street, is featuring Christy’s color pencil drawings as well as a variety of fine art by other artists in various mediums. Shown at the right by Christy (detail)
Carrie Goller, owner of the Carrie Goller Gallery, 18801 Front Street, says, “July is jumping – the sidewalks of Poulsbo are filled with visitors from all over the world. Art is everywhere, the weather is perfect and people are happy. It’s summer and time to get out and about. Shown at the left: Pounce by Goller.
Front Street Gallery, 18881 Front Street, presents “Digital Fractals by Pamela Dick this month. Digital Fractals are created by repeating a process to generate patterns, many of which can be found in nature. Digital Fractals shown at the right.
Liberty Bay Gallery, 18830 Front Street, features self-taught artist Carolyn Doe. Doe works with different mediums resulting in batiks, palette knife paintings and silk scarves. Shown at the left by Carolyn Doe.
Magal & Louis Gallery, 18961 Front Street, shows works by Local artist and printmaker Leigh Knowles Meteer as well as photography by Jean-Claude Louis. Shown at the right: Winter Light by Leigh Knowles Meteer.
The July show at the Verksted Gallery, 18937 Front Street, features Dinah Satterwhite’s photography and Andy Pam Buck’s potter.
The Seattle Times calls the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art show "Heaven on Fire" by Barbara Earl Thomas a "must-see." ‘Heaven on Fire,’ a survey of over sixty (60) artworks by Barbara Earl Thomas, with work spanning from the early 1980s to present. Included in this exhibition are paintings, prints, glass sculpture, paper cuts, and a site-specific installation including the artist’s writings. The exhibition is curated by Greg Robinson (BIMA Executive Director & Curator) with assistance from Amy Sawyer (Curatorial Associate) and Scott Farwell (Facilities Manager). Thomas has received numerous awards – most recently the Yvonne Twining Humber Award from Artist Trust (Seattle), and has been nominated for the Genius Award from The Stranger. Shown: Story Vessel II – Fire Breather.
“Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power,” opens today at the Bellevue Arts Museum and is on view through November 27. Walker is best known for her powerful, large-scale murals and cut-paper silhouette installations that focus on the complexities and ambiguities of racial and historical representation. The exhibition presents three narrative portfolio series, executed in print—The Emancipation Approximation (1999–2000), Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War: Annotated (2005), and An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters (2010)—accompanied by single works that underline Walker’s employment of Antebellum and Reconstruction-era imagery and themes. The exhibit is from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, and curated by Jessi DiTillio. The local presentation of this exhibition is curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken.
ArtXchange Gallery, 512 S. First Avenue announces their new exhibition, “Expressing Lineage: Cultural Storytelling through Pattern,” running through August 27. Pacific Northwest artist June Sekiguchi presents site-specific installation and sculpture in scroll-cut wood and cut paper, displayed alongside paintings by some of Australia’s leading aboriginal painters. Shown at the left: Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra, Lightning Dreaming.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., welcomes Robert Connell for his tenth exhibition with the gallery. Connell makes distinctive use of sumi ink drawings created on location overlaid with gouache which has been applied in the studio with brayers. Also showing are Japanese woodblock prints. On view through July 30, the exhibitions open from 6-8pm. Shown: Rainier Beer by Robert Connell.
Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main, welcomes Oliver Hibert to Seattle for his first solo exhibition at Flatcolor Gallery. Hibert’s psychedelic colors explode off the canvas in his experimental new works for “Technicolor Nightmare.” The artist will attend the 5-9pm opening.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. opens from 6-8pm with local master stone sculptor Will Robinson. Much of Will Robinson’s creative vision springs from attributes of the locally quarried stone itself. The show runs through August 20.
Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens on First Thursday with a show premiering new work by Jane Burton, Michael Caci, Barry Johnson, Mark Erickson and Martin Webb. Shown: At the Request of the Mockingbird by Mark Erickson.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Topos,” by New York artist, Darren Waterston. These twelve new oil paintings on panel and ten works on paper create abstract, other-worldly landscapes. Also showing is the seventh exhibition by Seattle artist, Margie Livingston. “Too Soon For Hindsight” continues the artist’s innovative use of acrylic paint to create sculptural metaphors for the body exploring the effects of aging, damage and entropy.
On view through July 30 at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is a show featuring works by Joe Max Emminger / Zac Culler. Emminger, well known to Seattle audiences, continues his optimistic and magnetic narratives where a cast of characters play, love, and interact. Culler is exhibiting his first solo show at Linda Hodges Gallery. The show opens from 6-8pm.
Prographica/KDR Gallery is now located at 313 Occidental Avenue, where they share a space with Davidson Galleries . The first show in the new location is called “Identity Method: Degrees of Separation,” featuring works by Darlene Campbell, Kenny Harris, F. Scott Hess, Ira Korman, Judy Nimtz, Sarah Perry, Robert Schultz & Peter Zokosky. On view through August 27, the opening reception is July 7 from 6-8pm. Shown: Sarah Perry Behind Your Eyes (detail).
“Friday’s Child,” work by Dan & Ray Friday, opens from 5-8pm at the Pilchuck Gallery, 240 2nd. Avenue S. Connected through family and their shared love of glass, siblings Dan and Ray Friday have always been motivated by each other’s dedication to art making.
Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., founded in March 2006 by a grop of scrappy kids from the sticks eager to participate in the Seattle art scene, is featuring their last exhibit this month with the opening on First Thursday from 5-8pm. The exhibition, “Hit and Run,” features work by Renee Adams, Howard Barlow, Justin Colt Beckman, Justin Gibbens and Joanna Thomas.
“Hib Sabin: Solo Exhibit” opens from 6-.8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 South Jackson Street, and runs through July 31. The show features new work by sculptor Hib Sabin (Non-Indigenous) in juniper, bronze and glass. Sabin also debuts new collaborative pieces made with glass-blower Peter Wright, in the style of canopic jars, as well as his spare and elegant process sketches.
The Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents part two of our three-part exhibition Ceramics Invitational series, “National Clay.” For this curated exhibition, Traver Gallery invited 16 contemporary ceramic artists presently residing and working within the United States to exhibit examples of their current work. During the month of July, the entirety of the 3200 square foot space will be dedicated to this important survey. The reception is from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Jun Kaneko, Untitled Pair.
Visiting artists at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop are Claire Cowie from July 6 through 10 and Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen from July 13 through 17. In partnership with Pilchuck Glass School, first-time Visiting Artist Claire Cowie will continue developing her series of sculptures based on man-made cairns. Willenbrink-Johnsen, finds her creative spark through traveling, observing animals, and exploring the outdoors. Image by Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen.
Prographica/KDR Gallery is now located at 313 Occidental Avenue, where they share a space with Davidson Galleries . The first show in the new location is called “Identity Method: Degrees of Separation,” featuring works by Darlene Campbell, Kenny Harris, F. Scott Hess, Ira Korman, Judy Nimtz, Sarah Perry, Robert Schultz & Peter Zokosky. On view through August 27, the opening reception is July 7 from 6-8pm. This is the second of three “Identity “ exhibitions, highlighting the art process with a special appreciation of historical methods within a voice of haptic ways of seeing. The featured artists come from various points of view—conceptually, pictorially, and aesthetically—yet collectively they share a deep dedication to creating artwork by way of a traditional method. In curator Eleana Del Rio’s words “Tradition by way of ‘method’ – stated loosely – is the exhibition’s topic.” Shown: Sarah Perry Behind Your Eyes (detail).
“Go Figure,” an exhibition celebrating the human art form, is currently showing at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham. Artists featured in the show are: Rob Gischer, who created a distinctive style for his figurative works and taught art at Blaine High School from 1967-1996; Tom Sherwood who has taught art in China as well as Western Washington University and whose works were included in The Lightcatcher Museum show, “A Golden Perspective” in May 2015. Also showing are: Cooper Lanza who taught painting at Whatcom Community College and recently opened Tillie Lace School of Fine Art; Robert Finnegan (1927-1997), New York City resident, who studied at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art. The exhibition will be own view through July.
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
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
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.
July 9 – 10
Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am – 5pm. For location and information visit www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/art-by-the-bay
Choochokam, Langley’s 40th Annual Festival of the Arts. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton ferry terminal. Visit www.choochokamarts.org.
Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon – 5pm. Visit www.pilchuck.org.
From July 2–September 11, the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner is showing “MoNA at 35.” The exhibition features several large-scale works new to the permanent collection, including the William Cumming mural discovered at the Skagit County Fair two summers ago, which had been stored for decades in a local barn. The mural will be shown in its current state, as MoNA starts the fundraising process for its restoration. A section of the exhibition will focus on Skagit County artists working in two and three dimensions, exploring flora, fauna, life, and land. Artists include Guy Anderson, William Cumming, Juvonen, Leo Kenney, Neil Meitzler, Charles Stokes, Mark Tobey, and Windsor Utley. Shown: William Cumming, Mural of Skagit County Agriculture, 1941, detail, 71 x 318 inches, photo by Eric Chauvin
Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue, the cooperative woodworking gallery in Historic Fairhaven, highlights in July, wall tapestries by Laura Goldberg, and new work by Artwood members. Works by the artists are be featured among all the other arts, gifts, furniture, and woodwork offered throughout the month.
“Enthralling Embellishments,” works by Larry Richmond & Peggy Kondo is featured this month at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue. The combination of ceramics and fiber arts along with the fine & carefully executed details demand closer study. This display will be on view throughout the month of July.