Posts Tagged ‘Edison’

More openings on September 6

galnorthGallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, opens “Infinite Realities” in a reception this afternoon from 1-4pm. Another reception will take place during the Edmonds Art Walk on September 18 from 5-8pm. The exhibit showcases digital art and photography by Anne Harlan Prather.



The Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend,  welcomes newcomer Julie Read with 30 of her quirky, colorful paintings to it’s walls during September. The exhibit is titled First Big Show. "I mostly paint wild animal,." and runs through September 30.



simonOn view through September 29 at the Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, is a show called “ Late Summer Soliloquy” featuring well-known northwest artist Alfred Currier. Currier  is noted for his  Skagit Valley landscapes as well as a few new ravens (back by popular demand) and even some boat yard plein-air paintings in honor of the Wooden Boat Festival. Also on view is work from Anne Schreivogl, who will also have some of her signature whimsical paintings with motifs of books, bicycles, cats, typewriters, sunflowers . . . essential elements to the joy of life. Additionally, the gallery introduces self-taught Portland wood carver, Stan Peterson. Peterson draws scenes from his regular urban walks or dreams, often using the mythic quality of animals or human-animal hybrids. All three artists will attend the opening during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on September 6 from 6:30-8:30pm. Shown: Bottom Work by Alfred Currier.


Smith & Vallee Gallery,  5741 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is showing  a unique exhibition of new work by local artists Kathleen Faulkner and Peter Belknap.  The show will run from September  6– September 28 with an opening reception Saturday, September 6 from 5-8 p.m. 

First Saturday around Puget Sound

October 5 Port Townsend  Gallery Walk marks the two year anniversary of the Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street,  and Sideshow Variety. The gallery will celebrate with new paintings by painter/illustrator Jesse Joshua Watson who lives in Port Townsend with his wife and sons and paints imagery that captures his imagination at the time.



simonmace“Wax On, Wax Off” opens at Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend during the Port Townsend Art Walk from. 5:30-8pm. Wax-loving artists, Jeane Myers and Lisa Kaser came together in a show with some interesting creations. Myers is a self-taught, intuitive painter. Through experimentation Jeane has developed her techniques. Considering the limited palette–just five colors–she achieves a startling array of color variations. Kaser, Portland sculptor and painter, works with fiber, textiles and found objects.  Using dried avocado and orange skins, oak galls, oyster and egg shells, and her own recycled felts, they’re held together with wax and armatures of salvaged street-sweeper tines. The show runs through October 29.



Smith & Vallee Gallery , 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison,  presents an exhibition of new  paintings by Edison local Todd Horton. With this new body of work Horton challenges traditional concepts of painting and pushes the physicality of the media.   His work involves landscape, wildlife, mystery, and chance sometimes all in the same composition. The artist’s reception is from 5-8pm.



waterwWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor opens “Elemental Senses,”  an exploration in painting & sculpture by two San Juan Island based artists, Dana Roberts and Matthew Gray Palmer.  Roberts, a painter in her early 60’s,  believes that painting is a conversation, a talking with the unknown.  Dana paints shapes colors and patterns which shift and jump off the canvas. Palmer, a self taught artist since the age of 6, believes in the wonders of the exploring matter/energy and transformations. Matthew’s unique perspective and vision allow his sculptures to appear organically grown, adding the juxtaposition of  time and space. The reception for the artists is from 4-7pm.

New shows opening August 3

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, continues with their July & August show "A Painter’s Summer in the Northwest"  with featured artists Pete Jordan, Susan Ogilvie and Ginny O’Neill. They will be open for the  Langley Art Walk and artists’ reception August 3 from 5-7 PM. The gallery is also hanging new work by Buffy Cribbs, Bruce Morrow, Yuka Zuver and Rich Frishman as well as showing some new figurative sculptures by Jeff Day for the August Opening. Shown at the right: Sunset at Deer Lagoon.



The work of Port Townsend ceramist Anne Hirondelle is on view through August 31 at the Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend Her pieces are in myriad private and public collections including the White House Collection in the Clinton Library, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. Her work is also currently included in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Inaugural exhibit, "First Light.”  Hirondelle was the recipient of an NEA fellowship for the visual arts in 1988. In 2004 she was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Award. In 2009 her accomplishments where recognized by the Northwest Arts Community with the Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement.



simonSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor in Port Townsend,  welcomes NW sculptor, David Eisenhour, for the month of August with a reception for the artist from 5:30-8pm during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk.  Eisenhour’s  sculptures emerge into bronze, elevating the microscopic pteropod, while echoing the universal spiral. Each pteropod in the series exhibits progressive signs of degradation. An evolutionary tale is spun, an omen of portent for Planet Earth. This series is informed by David’s study of ocean acidification and the effects on the flora and fauna. An exciting aspect of David’s work for this show is his use of microscopes to bring the invisible world of plankton to light in his sculptures. Nina Bednarsek, a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, provided him  with images of pteropods, micro-scopic marine snails also known as sea butterflies.  Pteropods are a staple food for pink salmon here in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.



Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, opens their  new show "Nick Fennel: Wetscapes and Jeffrey Hanks: Vessels" in a reception from 5-8pm. The artists will be present for a festive reception  coinciding with La Conner’s monthly art walk.



Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens a group show from 6-8pm. Featured artists are Cheryl Waale, Helene Fine, Paul Butterfield and Dave Alton.



smithOn view through August 31 at  the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edson, is new work by artists Lindsay Kohles and Jasmine Valandani in a focused, main room exhibition. The opening reception is from 5-8pm. Shown: Lindsay Kohles, North Pacific Potato Bug.

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.

Robert McCauley opening at Smith & Vallee October 1

smith “Refusing to Only Paint,” a new show by Robert McCauley, opens from 5-8pm October 1 at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison. McCauley, who recently returned to the Skagit Valley, interprets constantly colliding  worlds, such as land and sea, man and beast, wildlife and machine, and draws on larger themes of humankind’s impact on nature. The show runs through October 30.

First Saturday August 6 new shows around Puget Sound

Opening from 7-10pm at Art/Not Terminal, 2045 Westlake Avenue in Seattle, is “Environs,” work by 12 artists who explore everyday spaces. Curated by Pun(c)tuation , the exhibit is on view through August 31.


artporttownsend The work of Pacific Northwest artist, Michael Lanka, is showing at the ART PORT TOWNSEND/ EXPRESSIONS NORTHWEST, a juried art exhibition sponsored by the Northwind Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts for thirteen years. For further information, visit the website: OR The exhibition is on view through August 28. The well-known founder of the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Gary Faigin selected 86 pieces from 372 entries. Shown at the right: Sudden Squall.



brackenwood The August show at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, features sculptor Sharon Spencer and photographer Skip Smith. Sharon has been in the sculpting world for 36 years, carving and shaping stone then transforming stone sculptures into bronze. Spencer also works with mixed media, creating stick “nests” or abstract paper forms. Brackenwood will host an Artists’ Reception August 6 from 5-7PM. The exhibit continues through August 29.



cole Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue in Edmonds, introduces  pastel artist Sandy Byers in an exhibition on view from August 6 – September 5. A native Washingtonian, Sandy brings her perspective to scenes from the Northwest. A reception for the artist will be on August 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Shown at the right: Symphony of Swans.


localcolor Opening at Local Color, 1606 Pike Place in Seattle, is a group show featuring Rebecca Koehler, Kevin Rowan Darras, Janine Graf, Marilyn Carr and Elissa Stern.  The  gallery validates tickets in the Public Market garage at 1531 Western. A reception for the artists is from 6-8pm. Shown at the left by Rebecca Koehler.


NW Encaustic, 7150 44th. Avenue SW,  presents new artwork by Nichole DeMent and Stephen Rock through September 30. A reception for the artists will take place August 11 from 6-9pm.  DeMent is a photographic-based mixed media encaustic artist, curator and educator. Rock presents his reclaimed materials wall sculptures shown recently at SAM Gallery, with new smaller works.


The August exhibition at Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is a group show called “Flora/Fauna.” Artists include: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Carol Berry, Paul Brower, David Eisenhour, Kathryn Glowen, Karen Hackenberg, Todd Horton, Kat Houseman, Peregrine O’Gormley, Ann Reid, Jasmine Valandani, Andrew Vallee. On view through August 28, the show opens from 5-8pm.


waterworks Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, is featuring the oil paintings of  Melinda Hannigan and the ceramic sculpture of Kan Hoy in an exhibit on view through August 27. Both artists evoke different moods while working  together to create serenity. Ruth Offen, the owner of the gallery says, “ take a break and join us for a glass of bubbly for the show opening from 4-7pm.” Shown at the right is Going Up by Melinda Hannigan.


The Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 2nd. Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, launches a featured artist program premiering painter Mark Skullerud, during the First Saturday Artwalk from 5-8pm. A selection of the Whidbey artist’s cubist-inspired landscapes will be highlighted in Gallery A of the 2nd Street space.

“From Here to the Horizon” at Smith & Vallee Gallery

Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery , 5742 Gilkey Avenue, showcases the new work of Todd Horton in a show called “From Here to the Horizon,” on view through May 29. The opening reception is May 7 from 5-8pm. Best known for his squeegeed animals that are at once in motion and suspended in time, each of Horton’s paintings embody chance, inspiration, destruction, and life.

Karen Hackenberg’s work in two shows opening today

Karen-Hackenberg-150x116 Karen Hackenberg’s paintings and matchstick sculptures are on view in “Material World “ at Northwind Arts Center   in Port Townsend, and her sea urchin sculptures in the recycled show, “Re-Art,” at Smith & Vallee Gallery   in Edison. Both show open on Sat. April 2nd at 5:30 PM and will continue through the end of April. Shown at the right: Mermaid on view at the Northwind Arts Center.

Edison galleries open new shows today

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, has an  opening reception tonight from 5-8pm for their new exhibit, “ReArt.”  The exhibit is held conjunction with The Re-Store’s 10th Annual Recycled Arts & Fashion Show in celebration of Earth Day. "Re-Art" features artwork that is made out of salvaged materials from over 20 Northwest artists.


threeravens Three Ravens Gallery, 5718 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, announces their grand opening with “Eros, the Eternal Muse.” The opening reception is Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 5 pm until 8 pm and Sunday, April 3 from 11am until 5pm.  Refreshments will be served. On view is a group show featuring the gallery’s artists. Shown at the left: semi-nude woman on old print musee des families by Bertrand Eberhard.

“School of Fish” opens at Smith & Vallee July 3

Running in conjunction with “Artists, Poets, Scholars:  Fishtown and the Skagit River” at the Museum of Northwest Art, is “School of Fish” opening at the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, on July 3 in a reception from 5-8pm and continues until  July 25. The show features contemporary work by some of the artists from Fishtown’s legacy and shows the trajectory of that artists career. Artists include:  Michael Clough, Charles Krafft, Paul Hansen, Bo Miller, Allen Moe, Eric Nelsen, Hans Nelsen, Maggie Wilder, and photography by Julie Kerwin. Shown: image from Julie Kerwin of the boardwalk leading to Fishtown.