Posts Tagged ‘Bellingham galleries’

Rob Gischer Show Opens at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery

fourth“Rob Gischer … New Works! opens September 1 in a reception from 6-9pm at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham. On view through October 14, Gischer’s show fuses color, line, optical illusion and geometry with words and stories. Throughout his long teaching career in Whatcom County, he has been represented extensively in galleries and private collections from coast to coast. Join the gallery for an artist reception on September 1 between 6pm – 9pm during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk.

Steve Pulver’s Work Featured This Month at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodgIn August, the turned bowls of Steve Pulver are showing at the Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham.  Steve, a lifelong Whatcom County native, has been lathe-turning bowls, pens, goblets, for 12 years or more. A member of the Wood Turners Association, he loves to spend time in his shop.  See his work at the gallery walk on August 25. Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Historic Fairhaven. 360-647-1628;

Jane Hamilton Hovde On View at Fourth Corner in Bellingham

fourthPuget Sound native Jane Hamilton Hovde has a new exhibit at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, 311 W. Holly Street in Bellingham. known for semi-abstract painting, symbolism, and drawing. Hoyde’s mentor, Dr. Richard Fuller, the first Director of the Seattle Art Museum, said, “You have unquestionably won a position as one of the leading artists of the Northwest.” A reception for the artist will take place during the Bellingham Art Walk on August 2 from 6-9pm. Image: Maud.

Nancy Grigsby Featured Artist at Artwood in Bellingham

artwoodArtwood Gallery , located at 1000 Harris Avenuein Historic Fairhaven is  Bellingham’s  location for wood furniture and accessories designed and built by local artists.  Dining room sets, desks, chests, hand-made ukuleles,  and small tables are set off by jewelry boxes, bowls, kitchen ware, gifts, decorative items and sculpture in wood and other materials. Showcased this month is award-winning Whatcom County artist, Nancy Grigsby’s work. Meet the artist on July 28 from 2-4 pm.  Artwood will also be a part of Fairhaven’s  first occasion of the “Fourth Friday Art Walk” on July 28, from 5:00-8:30 pm.

Grinstead and Lowery Showing at Artwood 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.  In June, Artwood will feature the paintings of Brenda Lowery; and the woodwork of Joel Grinstead. For many years, Artwood has offered Joel’s carefully-made wood rings, earrings, bracelets, ornaments, kaleidoscopes, and many more gift items, as well as small tables. He will be in Artwood for the Solstice Walk on June 16th, from 5-8 p.m. Shown at the left by Joel Grinstead.


Aquatic Show Opens Tonight at Fourth Corner in Bellingham

fourthJoin Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery  for an artist reception June 2 during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk, 6pm – 9pm.  Local artists, Lorna Libert and Lynn Young explore the world under the waves with their newest creations. Lynn transforms gourds with carving, and color into a work of wonder while Lorna explores watery whimsy. This show will hang in the gallery through July 15. The gallery is located at 311 W Holly St, Bellingham in the heart of the Old Town District. Shown by Lorna Libert.

Fairhaven District in Bellingham May 13 Artist Receptions

artwoodArtwood Gallery, located at 1000 Harris Avenue in historic Fairhaven, showcases the member-artists in May who 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.



goodThe world is awakening with the shifting of the seasons, and May featured artist Madie Klusmire at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham, has captured those details on her detailed ceramics. Flowers for Mom? You bet! Bring her cheer every season of the year with these one-of-a-kind pottery creations. Meet Madie at a reception on May 13 from 4-7pm. and talk ceramics with her.

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.