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First Friday in Bellingham

artwoodArtwood Gallery, , 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven is  Bellingham’s go-to location for wood furnishings designed and built by local artists.   Featured in April are the paintings of Gary Giovane. Gary’s influences include the Northwest Coast, Celtic and Japanese styles, among others. He paints on cedar and each of his carefully crafted and decorative subjects is accompanied by the story of the event that inspired it.

On Sunday, April 23rd, as part of Dirty Dan Days in Fairhaven, Gary Giovane will be at Artwood to meet with visitors; and Jim Hume, another Artwood craftsman,  will be on hand to demonstrate wood carving.



4Brilliant Hues ~ Spontaneous Style opens  at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, on  April 7 in a reception from 6-9pm. . Participating artists include: Denise Champion, Elaine McRory, Nick Payne, Laurie Potter, Phyllis Self, and Valeri Wade.The show  will hang in the gallery through April 28. Shown: Sunshine and Butterflies by NickPayne.

New Shows in Bellingham

artwoodFeatured for February at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven Historic district of Bellingham,  are the collages of Francy Blumhagen: framed art featuring such themes as herons and owls, both colorful and subdued, delightfully rendered in mixed media. Also small tables made by Gary Leake of highly decorative and unusual woods creatively assembled. February being Valentine month, Artwood has a selection of heart boxes, kitchen ware, jewelry, bowls,  cards, and other gifts.



“Make Me an Offer” is on view at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, through February 28. FCF has been acquiring an eclectic range of original art, mirrors, prints, posters, and frames, and the storage area is bursting. It is time to “make me an offer I can’t refuse!” All the items they have been “storing” including original works by Rob Vetter, Helen Loggie, and Frank G. Craig. Tons of limited edition and original prints by Rie Munoz, Byron Birdsall, Yvonne Davis, and many more artists both framed and unframed. All are available for viewing.

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.

Chris Moench On View at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth“Gratitude Revolution” is the show for December  at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris in Bellingham,  with featured artist, Chris Moench. He found his artistic voice had the greatest strength in the creation of his prayer wheels, for which he is now well-known. Spin the wheels to enjoy a meditative moment as they cast a gentle spell of hope and thankfulness. Meet the artist at a reception on December 10 from 4-7pm.

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 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.

Levi Vincent Imaginative Illustrations at Good Earth Pottery

goodearth“Imaginative Illustrations” opens today at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham. Featured artist, Levi Vincent, has taken ceramic surface decoration to creative new levels. Vincent utilizes a special image-transfer process to apply unique hand-drawn illustrations to his pottery. Meet the artist at an opening reception on September 3 from 2-5pm.

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.

Eclectic and Kinetic Happening at Sculpture Northwest

nwsculptureSculpture Northwest, 203 Prospect Street in Bellingham, explores unconventional and kinetic sculpture that defies pigeonholing.  These interactive and sculptural works invite the viewer to completely engage and imagine during this end of summer show. 14 noteworthy Northwest artists participate in this most memorable exhibition on view through October 1.

Sculpture Connection Tour August 27 9am–5:30pm

Join Sculpture Northwest  for the first Sculpture Connection Tour to Freeland Art Studios and Rob Schouten Gallery (historic Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island). Arrive 8:30am for coffee and light snack then relax and enjoy the guided bus ride to beautiful Whidbey Island – a major arts destination in the Pacific Northwest. The all-day tour starts at  9am at the Sculpture Northwest Gallery,  203 Prospect Street in Bellingham.

Linda Hughes’ Cuerda Seca at Good Earth Pottery

goodLinda Hughes’ unique sense of design in her pottery  is the August feature at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham. Her intricate Cuerda Seca glazing technique is unlike any other in the gallery.  Meet the artist at a reception on August 6 from 2-5pm.

George Blakeman Exhibit at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodArtwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven district, features a particular category of woodworking or the work of a specific artist. In August, Artwood is displaying George Blakeman’s intarsia—an art form created by combining carefully shaped elements of different woods to create a picture or design. In addition, Laura Goldberg’s tapestries continue to provide a backdrop for the collection of  hand-made furniture, gifts, and accessories that Artwood is noted for.

Go Figure Showing at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

4thGo 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.

July Shows in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham

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.



good“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.

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.

The Word Is at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

fourthFourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham, invites all to an  artist reception June 3 during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk between 6pm – 9pm. Artists have been incorporating the written word in their work since the beginnings of human history. “The Word is…” , the June show, celebrates the work of participating artists Suzie Beringer, Aritas, Jean Ferrier, Laura Norton, and Christy Schroeder. These ladies are  illustrative calligraphers and artists who utilize the written word in their work.