Posts Tagged ‘Bellevue art galleries’
To say it’s unusual for a visual artist to be partially blind, is an understatement. Nevertheless, former Washington art professor, Robert Allan now finds himself battling weakened eyesight and still painting away. In fact, the artist feels his malady has contributed to a renewed insight into color and shape. Come see for yourself in a reception for his exhibition at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE., on November 13 from 6-8pm. Shown: Forever Young. The show runs through December 8.
Northwest landscape artist, Charlie Barr’s paintings are a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel.Barr’s goal is to create paintings ranging from representational to abstract with a focus on color, contrast, and balance. He doesn’t want the quality of the painting to diminish whether viewed from ten feet or eight inches and believes it is crucial to use texture and creative brush techniques to hold a viewers attention. His show, “Landscape Perspectives,” is on view at Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, through November 10.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, opens “Organic World of Art” by Dan Larsen in a reception September 11 from 6-8pm where the artist will attend. On exhibit this year are new, large synthetic oil resin paintings on aluminum. The paintings are created utilizing an industrial resin formulated to include microscopic heat treated glass flakes, which give the paintings extra depth and durability. Larsen is a Pacific Northwest native descended from a long line of fine artists and craftsmen. His family’s local roots trace back to the time when tall ships explored the far reaches of Puget Sound.
“Reflections of Nature,” an organic blend of art from Kim Walker’s environment in the Arizona desert and the Baja Peninsula, are painted on birch panels and framed works incorporating either domestic or exotic woods from all parts of the world. The exhibit, on view through September 8, opens August 14 in a reception for the artist from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Shown: Beauty III.
On view through August 11 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way E., is “A Dog and Pony Show” featuring the latest work of Friday Harbor artist Jaime Ellsworth. A reception for the artist is July 10 from 6-8pm. She was recently included in E. Ashely Rooney’s new book, "100 Artists of the Northwest." Also on view are new paintings by Chinese artist and Northwest Resident Liang Wei as he makes his return to Seattle from being an Artist In Residence in Shenzhen China.
“Roads Leading Home,” an exhibit of new landscape paintings by Chinese artist Liang Wei, opens in a reception tonight from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. Now living back in China, he was an artist in residence in Shenzhen and exhibited throughout the country including Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Highly educated and well respected in his career as a painter there, his works respond to the influences of the Western World and American painters. His paintings are in demand in China and in the USA.
On view through June 2 at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, is "The Art of Dr. Seuss – Rare Editions.” The exhibit offers a rare look into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel and includes now-rare editions from his Secret Art, Unorthodox Taxidermy Sculpture and Archive Collections. On opening night, May 18, national artist representative Jeff Schuffman will present a brief lecture in the gallery at 7 p.m., providing insights into Geisel’s artistic endeavors, his unique vision and impact on American culture. Shown: Pink Tufted Beast in a Night Landscapes .
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, introduces Brooke Westlund to the gallery for a special one week exhibit. She fills the Vernissage week with her mixed media works leading into a traveling exhibit, "The Rare Editions Event" by Dr. Seuss which opens on Saturday May 18th. Westlund uses many different techniques and materials to create her abstract painting including paints, transparent photographs, dry pigment powders, stamps, encyclopedia cut outs, ribbon, etc. The reception is on May 8 from 6-8pm.
Opening concurrently at The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, are “Pausing for Remembrances,” featuring the work of Mike Smith, and “Deliberate Stature,” featuring the work of Larry McLaughlin. The artists will be honored with a special opening reception from 6-8pm. Over the years, Smith has had more than 80 one-man shows. Works included in this years exhibit are both watercolors and oils. McLaughlin’s sculpture, prints and paintings have been featured in solo and group shows in France, Germany, London, Switzerland and in North American cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Phoenix and others. Shown: by Mike Smith.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, opens “Figuratively Speaking,” new works from Oregon artist Ken Grant. One of his drawings “Life Size Self Portrait Paper Doll” was the feature piece in the “Works on Paper” exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, and in 1982 a book of his drawings, “The Nude” was published. The show runs through April 7, and the opening reception is March 13 from 6-8pm.
the VALA Art Center, located at 7303 164 Avenue NE in Redmond Town Center, is hosting a series of public events March 8 – March 10 in honor of their grand opening. the new space is showing an inaugural installation by local metal sculpture and jewelry artists Shawn and Erika Simon, also known in the community as Misty Metal. Titled “Heavy Metal”, the installation shares the journey of how husband and wife have inspired each other through very different applications of the same material.
“Personal Spaces – Deuxx,” new works by Russian born and Newport Beach California artist, Svetlana Shalygina, opens tonight in a reception from 6-8pm at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. The artist will attend the opening. Originally from Efremov Russia, Shalygina has traveled the globe in search of personal space and creative expression all the while romancing her palette with human inspiration from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Paris, Milan, Vienna and the American West. The show runs through March 10.
The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE. is featuring "Shadow Man and the Landscape,” new work by widely collected mixed-media artist Ricco DiStefano. The reception for the artist is January 9 from 6-8pm.
Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE, celebrates the holidays on December 12 from 6-8pm with a reception for an exhibit of favorite Disney characters created as original drawings, hand painted cells and seri-cells. Gunnar is encouraging all who attend to bring a wrapped toy to be given to Toys for Tots. He will also contribute a portion of every sale to this important charity. The Disney show runs through January 6.