Posts Tagged ‘Bellevue art galleries’
Opening in a reception today from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is Gary Grant’s new show, “Expressionist – Perfectionist" Two Forms/One Vision. An award-winning yacht designer, Grant has been internationally recognized for his brilliant aerodynamic, sculptural elements and formed glass surfaces which have become the signature of his work turns an educated eye to his other love – painting. During this exhibit you will find a Grant designed yacht paired with each abstract painting and be able to see the influence that one has on the other. Two Forms, One Vision.
In a reception from 6-8pm January 11, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, introduces works from his own collection in a show called, “Mine.” Gunnar says, “Over the years I have enjoyed purchasing eclectic works for the gallery by various artists for several different reasons, but mostly just because I liked them. With wall space and storage always a challenge, I wanted to bring out some of my framed works that haven’t been offered before or passed up and offer them for sale in this group exhibit.” Shown: Blau Weiss by Willi Kissmer.
A limited engagement In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s seventy-year artistic legacy, the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE., announces an insider’s look at the known and unknown artworks by this illustrious cultural icon. Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles. A special reception to meet national Dr. Seuss expert Jeffrey Schuffman is on December 7 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will run through January 7.
Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, and Studio UFO are collaborating to celebrate eleven years of Bellingham’s PAPO (Plein Air Paint Out). The show will hang in the Fourth Corner Frames gallery through December 24, 2016. An artist reception will be held Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9pm during Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk.
Trish Harding initially started this annual event to promote public awareness and appreciation of Plein Air Painting and art in general. Over the years, more emphasis has been put on helping artist hone their skills as more artists take to the outdoors to paint.
Meet the Artist Series and Vernissage on Wednesday, November 9 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way E. Showing for the first time are works by Keiichi Nishimura. Born in Kyoto, Keiichi Nishimura began his training as an artist in 1976 under the apprenticeship of his father, Jintaro Nishimura, a master of the art for more than half a century.
Although he had painted in oil and watercolor as a child and did not enter his formal apprenticeship as an artist until the age of 27, Nishimura spent seven years perfecting his art training while simultaneously studying sumi-e (charcoal ink painting). Of the 200 students who began the arduous training, only Nishimura and six others finished.
The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, presents, for the first time in the USA, the “Op Art” paintings by Beijing artist Jin Chen. Titled, “Pop Op – Beijing Bling,” the exhibit runs through November 5 with an opening reception at the gallery on October 12 from 6-8pm. The artist had planned to be at the reception but unforeseen events have kept him in China. Should he arrive later in the month, the gallery will arrange a special cocktail reception for him. Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping. Shown: Ocean.
Opening 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.
New works by Ray Pelley, "Alternative Realism," opens August 10 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Known primarily as a Photorealist painter, Pelley’s subject matter of the past has spanned wine, toys and urban landscapes with a slight surreal bend to his paintings. Taking artistic liberties from photographs, Pelley converts the hard edge and precise visual dialogue of a photo and manipulates the hues, shades and tints into over saturated colors with enhanced light and shadows to create a new and intense subject matter, all the while still being a photo. The exhibition runs through September 10. Shown: Landmark.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is showing the newest works of Jaime Ellsworth in an exhibition titled “Funny Bunny Buddy,” opening on July 13 in a special reception for the artist from 6-8pm. Included in E. Ashley Rooney’s book, “100 artists of the Northwest” she is not only a painter, but also also actively raising rescued horses and dogs which represent the bulk of her artistic subject matter. Ellsworth’s work is widely collected. The show runs through August 6.. Shown: Green Rabbit with Pearls.
The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, presents the newest works by Canadian artist, Lori-ann Latremouille in an opening reception at the gallery on June 8 from 6-8pm. This new exhibit, on view through July 9, is titled “Poetic Vision ” reflecting her newest medium of acrylic on wood panels."Poetic Vision" explores the lunar influence on the conception of new thoughts and ideas. The moon is a powerful heavenly body of reflective light long associated with femininity, creativity, growth, and the germination of life. Over the past 20 years her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada. Her work hangs in many prominent private and public collections.
Gunnar 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.
“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.
Works by modern master, Sunol Alvar open in a reception March 9 from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue. Alvar has exhibited regularly throughout the world over the years. His highly prized lithographs were honored with an exhibition at the Hyacinth Rigand Museum in Perpignan, France. The Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah and the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas have held major exhibits of his lithographs, paintings and sculptures. The show runs through April 9.
“Cool – Clean – Water,” landscapes by Kathleen Hooks debuts February 10 in a special opening reception from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. The gallery has partnered with the Clean Water Foundation of Washington for the show. Leon McLaughlin with the Clean Water Foundation of Washington will unveil the newest Portable Solar Powered Clean Water Filtration Unit destined for Swaziland. Hooks’ work has been included in 30 national juried shows and has won 8 awards including earned signature status in both the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Eastern Washington Watercolor Society. The show runs through March 5.
“Reflections,” a group exhibit featuring work by Lori-ann Latremouille, Thom Ross, Dan Larsen, Charlie Barr, Kim Walker and Jaime Ellsworth, will open January 13 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. The public is invited to a reception for the artists January 13 from 6-8pm. Shown: by Lori-ann Latremouille.