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First Friday in Bellingham 6-9pm

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall, welcomes the 17th Annual Children’s Art Walk. The gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.

 

 

artwoodEach month Artwood Gallery, located at1000 Harris Avenue in historic Fairhaven, showcases a particular artist or category of work. In May, the member-artists will show some of their new work. Jim Hume will present his aptly-named Foot Stools; Michael Flaherty has a wall cabinet involving a section of Douglas Fir; David Gray’s contributions are a new cabinet, along with his popular Mutiny Bay chair; and Karen Healy will show an informal coffee table of forged steel and maple, as well as a small steel and stone pedestal table. In addition, Artwood will present paintings by Brenda Lowery. Meet the artist on May 13 from 2-4. Image:  by Brenda Lowery.

 

 

fourthFourth Corner Frames & Gallery  will be highlighting the imagination of young budding artists with a show titled: “From Refrigerator to Wall”. The exuberance of color and story are brought to life in every child’s masterpiece attached to the fridge that has, at last, found a well-deserved home on the wall. Special incentives on framing will be offered through May to take your child’s art from the refrigerator to the wall! Join the gallery for the opening reception 6-9pm during Downtown Art Walk, Friday May 5, 2017.The gallery is located in the Old Town district of Bellingham at 311 W Holly St. Shown at the right: Sailing Ship by Tomas.

 

Gallery Pegasus, 301 West Holly Street, Bellingham, is showing new artists through June 27 and will be open for the Bellingham Art Walk from6-9pm.

Art Walks and Special Events Through May 7

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

 

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open 6 – 9pm. www.anacortesart.com

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm. www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk

Bremerton Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in historic downtown Ellensburg. www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us

Fremont Art Walk is 6 – 9pm. www.fremontfirstfriday.com

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah. www.downtownissaquah.com

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm. www.pobsa.com

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.stov.us/art/firstFriday.html

 

First Saturday

La Conner Galleries are open April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape. www.skagitvalleyartescape.com

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

 

May Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

 

May 3 – 7

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours. Advance reservations required, minimum group of 10. Call 206-621-8422.

 

May 5

17th Annual Children’s Art Walk from 6 – 9 pm. Whatcom County students will display their works of art  presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County at 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham. There will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery  will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.

 

May 6-7 and May 13-14

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour from 10am – 5pm- Vashon Island artists collectively throw open their studio doors to the public. Founded in the 1970’s by several dedicated artists, the tour has grown to over 100 artists. Colorful brochures with maps and studio descriptions are available at most Vashon Island businesses. Get a sneak preview on the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Facebook page and on their blog. Ferry schedules can be found at Washington State ferry website.

New Work by Gregory Walsh at Fourth Corner In Bellingham

4thcorner“Interscapes,”  a collection of bold, colorful abstract expressionist paintings by Gregory S. Walsh is on view at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery., 311 W.Holly Street in Bellingham. The gallery will host an artist reception for him January 6 during the Downtown Bellingham Artwalk. Make sure to stop by the gallery to meet Gregory and to see the works he will be sharing. The show will hang in the gallery through January 30.

PAPO Retrospective at Fourth Corner Frames 6-9pm Tonight During Bellingham’s Downtown Art Walk

fourth 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.

Holiday Art Walk in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District Nov. 25, 26

goodearthNovember 25th & 26th, from 5-8pm, Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district will host the annual Fairhaven Festival and Holiday Art Walk, with 23 participating venues. On Friday, take photos with Father Christmas in the gazebo from 3-4:45, then gather on the Village Green at 5pm for the tree-lighting ceremony and performances by the Bellingham Showstoppers. Beginning November 26th, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the district on Saturday afternoons! Visit www.fairhaven.com for full schedule of holiday happenings. Bowl shown from  Good Earth Pottery , 1000 Harris Avenue’s  featured artist, Les Norton, who will be present during the Art Walk from 5-8pm on Friday the 25th.

Bellingham First Friday Openings

artwArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven district, is featuring the fish carvings of Phil Skochilich for the month of September. A former steelhead fisherman with a lifelong interest in marine animals, Phil now “catches” these fish from wood he has salvaged along the Washington and Oregon coasts. He says, "The creations are there, in the log, I just have to pull them out!”  Nine carvings, 2 -3 feet long, will be displayed on Artwood’s walls.

 

 

fourth“Artist’s Choice” is back by popular demand at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street. A collaborative show between artist and framer, the mediums are as diverse as the subject matters. Each invited artist will bring their “small” works (8” x 10” or under) to the gallery unframed. A fun feature of this show is the professional frame designs will be specifically created for each piece by our staff at Fourth Corner Frames. An opening reception September 2, and a closing reception October 7 will be held during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, 6pm – 9pm. Shown: Erin Libby’s  Early One Morning.

 

 

Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly Street,  presents a group show featuring the works of Honey clients, stylists and friends titled “Honeys Hunnys.” This open theme gallery presentation is meant to showcase the talent of the whole Honey hive. Opening reception, complete with honey cocktails, sweet treats and our own PhDJ spinning Sting, Beyonce, The Bee Gees (and other bee favs) debuts September 2 during the Downtown Bellingham Art Walk 6-10pm.

Good Earth Pottery Features Flora & Fauna at the Annual Fairhaven Solstice Walk on June 17 From 5-8 PM

goodearthJune brings “Flora & Fauna,” works by featured artists Clovy Tsuchiya & Jordan Jones who create complementary soda-fired pottery, to Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham.  Unifying themes of color and nature run through their work, but each clearly expresses her unique creative voice. Their work will fill the front of the gallery through June and you can meet the artists during the Annual Fairhaven Solstice Walk on June 17, from 5-8pm. Over 19 Fairhaven venues will be open late with special features to celebrate the start of summer.

Children’s Art Walk in Bellingham May 1 from 6-9pm

alliedOn Friday May 1 from 6 – 9 pm Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 15 annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwell in Bellingham. On this night there will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state-wide Arts Education Month.

Calendar of art walks and events through October 6

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

 

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open from 6 – 9pm.www.anacortesart.com

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm.www.downtownbellingham.com/artwork

Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.www.bremertonartwalk.com

Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown Ellensburg.www.ellensburgartwalk.com

Fremont Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.fremontartwalk.com

Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah.www.issaquahartwalk.com

Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue North.www.upperqueenartwalk.com

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.vashonislandfirstfriday.com

 

First Saturday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 – 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborartwalk.com

La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.www.skagitvalleyartescape.com

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.porttownsendartwalk.com

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com

 

October 1 – 31

Savor the San Juans – A Medley of Food, Art & Culture,, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, www.visitsanjuans.com/savor

October 3 – 5

La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

 

Museum of Glass  in Tacoma for the 11th Annual Iittala Bird Lovers’ Weekend. A yearly celebration of the artistry of Professor Oiva Toikka – one of the most renowned names in glass art – the Bird Lovers’ Weekend will spotlight the imaginative, rich and bold glass Birds by Toikka via a special exhibit with various bird-making demonstrations by Iittala master glassblowers.

 

October 4

San Juan Island Oktoberfest!, San Juan Island, www.sanjuanisland.org

 

October 4 – 5

Artstock on San Juan Island, www.artstocksanjuanisland.com

 

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am – 6pm in Downtown Issaquah.Loads of art and free fun. Visit www.salmondays.org.

 

 

20th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour

More than 50 Whatcom County artists will open their studios to the public during the 20th annual Whatcom Studio Artist Tour held the first two weekends of October 4-5 and 11-12 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Each studio will present a wide selection of art for sale and artists will be available throughout the tour to meet with visitors and many will provide demonstrations of their craft.  Art represented on the tour includes clay, glass, handmade books, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and woodworking.  The event is free of charge, people of all ages are welcome and most studios are accessible.  Check the website www.studiotour.net for updates on venue openings and exhibition dates.

March 1 openings around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham, partners with the ceramics group Cascade Clay Artists on their art exhibit this March. The show  features the contemporary and traditional clay work of the members of Cascade Clay. The opening reception is  from 6-9pm.

 

 

Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens from 6-9pm during the Anacortes Art Walk, with “Ours,” a show about people taking up spaces, staking their claim, and making themselves heard through art.

 

 

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W.  in Olympia, is featuring new works from  “Women Painters of Washington” through  April 21. Women Painters of Washington is a professional organization of female artists founded in 1930. The artists’ reception is March 1 from 5-7pm during the Olympia Art Walk.

 

 

Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, is featuring new-to-the-gallery artist Angela Bandurka for the month of March. A reception for the artist will be held during the Edmonds Art Walk on March 21 from 5-8pm.

 

 

Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds, their annual Miniature and Small Paintings Show for the month of March. The public invited to meet many of the artists at the awards reception on March 3 from 1-3pm. Another reception is planned during the Edmonds Art Walk on March 21.

 

 

A group show called “Human+Nature”  opens from 6-8:30pm  at Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market Street in Kirkland. Among the artists is well-know northwest artist Karen Hackenberg.

 

 

ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will feature Vicki Johnson’s  pastel paintings, in a reception on Friday, March 1 from 4-7:00pm. Vicki, an Arlington resident, has two degrees in Fine Arts (University of California at Chico and from Nanyang University in Singapore). She has lived and traveled extensively showing her work in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as, numerous US states. She is currently working in pastels with landscapes, architecture, and still life subjects. Shown: Monterey in May.

 

 

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with a solo exhibition featuring Raenell Doyle’s classical still life paintings. The show runs through March 30.

 

 

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes,  presents northwest pastels by Sandy Byers of Whidbey Island. Byers will do a pastel demonstration during opening reception on March 1 6-9pm. Also showing are acrylics by Jacqui Beck, photography by Dick Garvey, abstract oils by Donna Nevitt and acrylics and watercolors by Eric Wiegardt. Shown at the right: Stand Beside Her by Sandy Byers.

 

 

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with “Bonnets, Baskets and Beads,” hints of spring. Shown: Felted Wool Basket with Speckled Feathers, Doriane Neiburgs.

First Friday in May around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, is sponsoring an exhibit from over 30 local teaching artists with the Allied Arts Education Project.  As part of the 2012 Children’s Art Walk from 6-9pm, the show honors the statewide “Arts in Education Month”. Among the display of teacher art are works by Donna Washington, Ben Mann, Ellen Clark, Janet Lehwalder, Jacquie Bresadola; and 2010 Mayor’s Art Award winner Thor Myhre.

 

Anchor Art, 216 Commercial Ave in Anacortes, is showcasing a group show called “Take Me with You, drawings from near and far,” in a reception during the Anacortes Art Walk from 6-9pm.

 

bainbridge arts “Hats” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way. Working in glass, paper, paint, and found objects, the artists uncover the inner life of crowns, bonnets, helmets, fedoras, mouse ears, and glamorous chapeaux. Artists include Amy Williams d’Apice, Pam BergLundh, Karen Buhler, Linda Costello, Mary McInnis, Julie Paschkis, and Deborah Peek. Vanbianchi will talk about her life and art on May 5 at 12:30pm. This month the gallery is also sponsoring an elementary school show through May 19 and a high school show from May 23-27. Shown at the left: Peggy Vanbianchi, Arctic Circle.

 

New work by Becky Fletcher and Patty Detzer will be showing at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner,  beginning May 4 and continuing through June 24.  Opening celebration is from 3-5 pm on Saturday, May 5.

 

funnar Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue, invites all to join him from 5-8pm in a “Finissage” and Friday Happy Hour featuring works by Theodor Seuss Geisel.   Also on hand is jewelry designer Martin Kneeland with Vinosus Jewelry. One of the Seuss pieces is show at the right.

 

An artist reception will be held at Ornamental Arts Gallery, on Friday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. at 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 Marysville. Refreshments provided.  The featured artists will be Helen Lueken and Lucinda Van Valkenburg.  Lucinda is a woodworker using many locally found recycled hardwoods. Helen works with soft pastels, watercolor and oils.

 

Opening from 6-8pm at Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is a show featuring Diane Ainsworth and David Turner. Their show, "Pertaining to the Sea" is about life around the Puget Sound, working on the water, playing on the water, or just viewing the water.

 

“Vessels, “ a group exhibition featuring artists working in a variety of different media, is on view through the month of May at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison.  The show explores a very broad definition of a vessel – displaying vessel as ceramic objects, vessel as boat or craft, and vessel as container or cavity.

 

theisland The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, showcases Susan C. Petersen’s “Card Art” through May 27. As part of her artistic repertoire, the Bainbridge Island artist designs one-of-a-kind keepsake cards using natural fiber papers, hand-gathered pressed flowers, leaves, seaweed and found objects, embellished with paints, inks and pastels.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham,  in partnership with the Bellingham Chinese Cultural Festival, opens from 6-9pm during the Bellingham Art Walk with “Grateful and Prosper: Chinese Cultural Festival Art Show.”  Running through February 28, the show will feature works of many local Chinese artists in a variety of media with both traditional and modern subject matter. An opening ceremony takes place on February 4 at 11am.

 

bac “Insights: Work by Artists with Disabilities” opens during the Bainbridge Island Art Walk from 5-7pm at BAC Too, the new temporary space of Bainbridge Arts and Crafts at the northeast corner of Madison and Winslow Way, close to Emmy’s Vege House. Twenty-five dedicated and talented artists from the Kitsap Peninsula will show works of art in a variety of mediums including paint, pencil, fiber, clay, digital collage, and printmaking resulting in landscapes, abstracts, still-lifes, portraits, and animals. Shown at the left: Jean Pearson, Untitled.

 

bainbr Opening at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, is “Northwest Printmakers; Mixed Nuts.”  The exhibition features a range of colorful work from bold, graphic compositions to intricate block prints, all the work of master printmakers Gillian Bull, Pam Galvani, Sam Hamrick, Anne Lewis, Linnea Lundmark, Jennifer Mann, Wes McClain, Mimi Williams, and Ellen Wixted. Shown at the right: Anne Lewis, Conversation With Water.

 

Enjoy a “Finnisage”  for Charlie Barr’s “My Thailand” and happy hour at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE.

 

ornamental The Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, opens from 4-7pm for a reception featuring the watercolors of Coleen Allen and fused glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha.  Gallery owner Elizabeth Walter says, “Come and meet and support these artists and enjoy wine, refreshments and good company at the gallery.” Piece shown at the left by Coleen Allen.

 

Opening during the Bainbridge Arts Walk from 6-8pm at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way, is “Parvin/Traveling the West/Solo Exhibition.”  Parvin’s singular style of acrylic painting allows her to create a landscape on canvas with all the texture and color that abound within nature.

 

theislandgal The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way, opens for the Bainbridge Arts Walk with “The Sculptor’s Eye,” featuring the works of Nathan Christopher, Brad Davis, Wendy Duner, Debra Greiner, Cecil Ross and Alan Vogel. Shown at the right: Mama and Baby Bear by Cecil Ross.

First Friday September 2 around Puget Sound

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, continues the “2011 Juried Artist Series: Combinations” through October 1. An opening night celebration takes place from 6-10pm.

 

anchor Anchor Art Space,, 216 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, opens “Orchards, Gardens and Birds,”  featuring the works of Ron and Kathryn Glowen, in a reception from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs through October 1. One of the pieces in the show is to the right.

 

artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street in Issaquah,  presents a juried exhibition, “Driven to Abstraction”, opening with an artists’ reception from 6-8pm on Sept. 2, and continuing through Oct. 2. The show brings together artists unknown to each other but traveling a similar journey of personal discovery, and gives a glimpse into their individual process of self expression and emotional response.

 

bainbridgearts&crafts On view through October 3 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow, is “Mapping Experience,” a group show featuring Mare Blocker, Lou Cabeen, Alice Dubiel, Adam Magnoni, Ruth Scheuing, and Barbara Lee Smith. Professor Lou Cabeen, of the University of Washington, has brought together this group of artists working in stitched paper, industrial jacquard weaving, collography and quilted fabric, and all of them working with the idea of mapping. The opening reception for the artists is from 4-6pm. On Saturday, September 2 at 2pm, Mare Blocker will demo special  methods for embroidery stitching on paper. Professor Cabeen, the exhibition curator, will discuss the connections between the works in the show on September 24 at 2pm. Shown at the left: Lou Cabeen, Map of Consciousness.

 

childhood Childhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens a show featuring Marie Hassett’s mixed media fiber, Bill McEnroe’s watercolor and Mary Randlett’s photography, in a reception from 5-7pm. Opening simultaneously, is a jewelry trunk show, “Fair Portia,” by Gina Vitale Syrja. Another opening for the jewelry show will take place on September 3 from 12-4pm. On September 3, starting at 11am, the gallery will feature the “Plein Air Painting of Barbara Noonan.” Shown above and at the right by Mary Randlett.

 

Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, opens from 5-8pm with “Selections” from Ken Jundemo. On view through October 1, the selections for this show include representative examples of works in the varied media Jundemo has used over his long career in three dimensional arts and crafts.

 

 

Gasworks Gallery, 3815 4th. Avenue, celebrates the delivery of over 120,000 pounds of potatoes to the Northwest Harvest with a party from 8-10pm.  Located in the big blue Jones building, across the street from Dale Chihuly’s famous Boat House and Ivar’s restaurant. East of Gasworks Park, in Wallingford, the space is primarily devoted to artists’ studios.

 

Honey Salon, 310 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, opens from 6-9pm with the works of Bellingham artist Chris Shreve. Shreve’s work addresses the ability to pull from the invisible and shape the visible.

 

islandgallerybain “September in the Southwest,” opens from 7-9pm at The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island. The show  introduces the visual art of Sandra Holzman,  a new collection of wearable art by gallery favorite Maggy Pavlou, and jewelry by Bara of Santa Fe. Entertainment will be provided by the Julie Duke Bank on the plaza in front of the gallery.  Shown at the left: Arroyo Point, Sandra Holzman.

Doctors Without Borders benefit for Japan at Blue Horse Gallery

bluehorsebenefit Bellingham Artists for Disaster Awareness presents a musical benefit for Doctor’s Without Borders on Saturday, April 9 at the Blue Horse Gallery, 301 W. Holly from 7-10pm. Silent auction of Katsumi Murakami’s steel welded sculptures (piece seen at right) to benefit Doctors Without Borders in support of the relief effort in Japan.  The auction will continue through the next Bellingham Art Walk, May 6, 2011.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

The Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham, continues their  2011 Juried Artist series with “Color Theory,” featuring the work of Phillip Hanson, Kat Schneider and Mary Dudley. The public is invited to the opening night celebration at the Allied Arts Gallery and the Downtown Art Walk: Friday February 4th, from 6pm to 10pm. There will be an Exhibit Walk-Thru with the artists from 6:30pm to 7pm on opening night. The exhibition closes February 28.

 

artEast Collective Works & UpFront Gallery, 95 Front Street in Issaquah, is showing “The Art of Love” with an open house from 11am – 8pm. Also on view are jewelry and wearable art.

 

bainbridgeart Opening at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, in a reception from 6-8pm, is “Works on Paper: Pam Galvani, Annie Lewis and Suzy Kueckelhan.” Also  on view is the work of Ernest Hilsenberg and “Mixed Nuts,” works by local children in grades K – 12.  The shows run through February 28. Shown at the left:  Mia Cretarolo (fifth grade), Egg on a Plate

Art by Steve Satushek is on view at the Honey Salon at 310 W. Holly in Bellingham. He uses modern technologies and combines them with ageless materials and techniques for a “modern/antique” look. Join the artist on February 4th for his opening and reception from 6-9 PM.

 

scottmilo Scott-Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes, is sponsoring an artists’ reception from 6-9pm  for  “Celebration,” a show featuring still life work and outdoor scenes in oil by Joanne Shellan of Kirkland, on view through March 1. Also showing are abstract acrylics by Richard Nash, pastels by Donna Trent and botanical oils by Mira Kamada. Shown at the right:  Red Boots and the Pity Party by Joanne Shellan.

 

The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, celebrates the Bainbridge First Friday Art Walk with their annual Pro-Am Bread Pudding Bakeoff, all proceeds of which re donated to Helpline House. The event takes place from 6-8pm.

 

Works on Canvas Gallery, 301 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, opens from 6-10 pm with “Size Still Matters,” a show of large-scale artwork featuring David Ridgway, Joy Olney, Denise Snyder, Steve Satushek, Ruthie V., Laurie Potter, Kat Schneider, James Lourie and Sharon Kingston. Exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the opening night reception, which coincides with
downtown Bellingham’s First Friday Artwalk.