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First Friday Art Walk in Anacortes from 6–9 pm

902 8th St., The Good Stuff (New)

The Good Stuff – a unique Fired Arts Gallery.   Glazed, one-of-a-kind glass and porcelain  artwork by international artists, gifts, home decoration and personal use.  Featuring sparkling, porcelain ornaments by Nancy Bergman. 

 

705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces (New)

A.C.M.E. Creative Space welcomes Guemes Island artist Sue Roberts. Roberts will be showing ceramic sculptures from her recent series “Bodies of Water.” These pieces use water as a metaphor for  emotions and personal interactions with one another.

 

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers begins the Holiday Season with new work unveiled by Peregrine O"Gormley and the continuation of his show with the graphic works of Philip McCracken.  New custom jewelry designs by Burton Jewelers will be featured.  Also new for this year will be custom glass Burton Jewelers Christmas ornaments, limited edition of 85, available for the first time at the Art Walk!  Refreshments will be served.

 

420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery  presents “Between – A Shared Experience,” a group exhibition of 10 artists associated with Camano Island.  The show explores the artistic links between process and imagination, between daily living and creating art, between love and loss, between art and community. Included are  works  by Indy Behrendt (jewelry), Susan Cohen Thompson (ceramics, oils, watercolors), Marguerite Goff (ceramics), Janet Hamilton (pastels, oils), Liz Hamlin (watercolors), Kathy Hastings (photo encaustics), Lynne Nielsen (mixed media), Patricia Resseguie (fiber), Jackie Roberts (book arts, photography), and Renate Trapkowski (acrylic mixed media). Shown at the right:  Encaustic by Kathy Hastings

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

Featured this month are  Terry MacDonald’s bright, colorful birds and chickens, florals and a few still life pieces.

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Apothecary Spa

Carla MacDiarmid is the  featured November artist.

 

611 R Ave. The Depot Gallery 

"Salish Sea Art Exhibit: Life on the Saanich Peninsula B.C." will be featured at the Anacortes Depot Arts & Community Center on Friday, November 6, noon to 9 pm (for the Art Walk) and Saturday, November 7, 10 am to 3 pm. This exhibit is the first part of an art exchange between the Sister Cities of Anacortes and Sidney.  Anacortes artists will be invited exhibit their artwork for a similar event next May, 2016, at the Tulista Art Centre, a Sidney gallery.   Sidney artists, Sister City members and city officials have been invited to attend this first collaboration between the Sister Cities, the Anacortes Arts Commission and the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, B.C.  Both art events will accentuate and celebrate all the two cites share as communities on the shores of the Salish Sea.

First Friday Openings Around Puget Sound

bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim featured artists of the month of August are Pam Walker, photographer and mixed media artist, and Steve Wry, ceramic artist.  They will showcase innovative work in the front windows, expressing their love of nature.   While Pam presents the beauty of the peninsula, Steve’s whimsical creatures express rhythm and energy of August.  Shown at the right: Mixed media 1 by Pam Walker.

 

 

Burien Arts Gallery 826 SW 152 St. in Burien,  presents “Deciduous Sky”  featuring landscape artist Julie Devine.The show runs Aug. 5-Aug. 30. Meet Julie at the artist’s reception, Friday, Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery.

 

 

Sarah Kaye marks the conclusion of her residency at Pottery Northwest,  226 First Avenue in Seattle, with an exhibit of new” work entitled welcome, more than a feeling. The reception for the artist is from 6-8pm.

 

 

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens “Don Tiller/Northwest Waters,” in a reception during the  Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm. Color, shape and line are elements in most visual art;  but Tiller has a singular approach, literally giving those elements a twist.  He extracts the essence of the landscape and creates unique adaptations. 

 

 

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with “Pets on Parade,” a multimedia exhibit featuring painters, illustrators and sculptors. In concert on the plaza during the reception is the Anne Pell Jazz Trip.

Calendar of art walks and events through March 8

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

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 – 8pm, November through March. 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

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 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.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.

Calendar of art walks and events through February 8

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

New! Silverdale Artwalk, 5:30 – 8pm, November through March. 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

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 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.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.

 

February 7

Free First Saturday at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with drop-in art activities that highlight the Year of the Sheep, live martial arts performances from Mak-Fai, music, dress-up, and a family-friendly sketching tour throughout the galleries from 11am – 2pm.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

Anchor Art Space,  216 Commercial in Anacortes,  presents recent work by Julia Oldham.

 

 

CaptureTo welcome holiday season, the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents their  Annual Holiday Group Show in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 5, and the Gift Gallery in the center of the gallery.  Both exhibits will be on till December 29.

 

 

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes,  presents a new selection of brilliantly colored acrylics by Jennifer Bowman.  You will find floral, landscape and nautical pieces.  Also showing are acrylics by Cynthia Richardson, oils and pastels by Amanda Houston, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings and photography by Lewis Jones, Dick Garvey and Randy Dana. The opening reception is from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Art Walk. Shown at the right: Forest Grove by Jennifer Bowman.

 

 

islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm with their 9th Annual Wearable Art Show featuring northwest and international artists. Music by Peter Spencer and Friends will entertain during the opening. Shown at the left: Begona Renetero, Sous-Bois Necklace and Earrings.

First Friday openings

bluewholeFeatured artists of the month of November at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington ST. in Sequim,  are two veteran artists well known in the community: Karin Anderson (mixed media artist) and Jan Tatom (fiber artist). They will showcase fine art rich in colors, textures, and forms inspired by nature as if a tapestry of nature. Meet the artists at the opening from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Are We There Yet by Karin Anderson.

 

Osprey Letterpress108 NW Canal Street, Seattle,  presents “Slow Communication,” an exhibition of printmaking and installation work by Jessica Hoffman. Her show is a body of work that investigates collective memory, communication, and interpersonal relationships through found objects and printmaking. The opening reception will be held on Friday November 7th, from 6 – 9 p.m. and coincides with the Fremont First Friday Artwalk event.

 

 

scottThe Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial in  during the Anacortes Gallery  Walk from 6-9pm.  , presents Northwest acrylics by Dianna Shyne of Camano Island.  Also showing are oils by James Moore, acrylics by Larry Heald, landscape pastels by Barbara Benedetti Newton and abstract oils by Mira Kamada.  We will also have lots of new jewelry and glass work by regional artists. Shown at the right: Water Taxi Dock by Dianna Shyne.

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens from 6-8pm featuring new work from Northwest and Bainbridge Island artists including furniture, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and prints. Music during the reception is by Peter Spencer and Friends. Shown: by Jenny Andersen.

Calendar of art walks and events through November 9

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

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

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

 

THRU November

Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month, one whole month to involve people in the arts and showcase the collective talent in Tacoma. Visit www.artatworktacoma.com.

 

November 7 – 9

La Conner’s 28th Annual "Arts Alive!"Weekend festival and invitational art show. Visit www.laconnerchamber.com.

 

November 7

8 PM – midnight at the Seattle Art MuseumPop ROCKS! Remix . Not partied out after Halloween? We know you have stamina. Create your own mini-Vans! Dance to Bollywood and hip hop. Be part of a meme.

 

November 8

Pratt Fine Arts Center , 902 South Main Street  in Seattle,  participates in Veterans Glassblowing Day on November 8.. Organizations from all over the country are participating in this nationwide initiative by hosting a day of free glassblowing classes for the nation’s Veterans, and will provide an experience that is fun, challenging, and community driven.

 

November 8 – 9

Art in the Woods. Self-guided tour of North Kitsap artists’ studios with over 75 artists.www.cafnw.org

First Friday openings replace Seattle First Thursday

abmeyerScrap piles are the subject matter of Reilly Jensen’s new body of work showing through September 28 at Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue.   “Salvage” is inspired by these objects but morphs between mechanical and organic, reality and imagination. These are not acres of trash but rather mounds of matter moving through a transitional state. As you look more closely, it becomes evident that intertwined among the mechanical "bones" are human and animal remains, hinting at the lives to which these machines were once tied. The opening is on September 5 from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Salvage #4.

 

 

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. in Seattle, has partnered with Ann Snell Gallery (Sydney, Australia) to bring a diverse collection of Australian Aboriginal art to Seattle. “Mythscapes exhibits a range of artists, from established masters who exhibited in Seattle Art Museum’s  “Ancestral Modernto the next generation of emerging Indigenous artists. The internationally-renowned young duo, Sarrita and Tarisse King (daughters of seminimal Aboriginal painter William King), have created five new works especially for the Seattle exhibition, including a unique collaborative painting by the two sisters. The gallery will be open on First Friday through  8pm. Shown: Monica Napaltjarri, Womens Dreaming Sites.

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Irene Kubota’s “Finding Our Way,” opens  her first westcoast exhibit at the Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 Main Street, in a reception from 6-8pm.   Kubota’s naïve figurative style is described by former New York Times art critic John Russell as having the “look of [a] grown-up fairy tale that repays investigation.”

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Leonard Baskin’s show, “Fierce Humanist,” opens at the Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, in a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition includes the full range of the artist’s work, from intimate wood engravings, textural etchings, and haunting paintings to monumental woodcuts and freestanding bronzes. Pieces from this exhibition have also been featured in major museum collections, such as MoMA and the Vatican. Also showing are selected works on paper by Sam Francis, drawings by Ben Moreau, and recent stone lithographs by Fumiko Suzuki. Shown at the right: Man of Peace by Leonard Baskin.

 

 

The World is Flat,” a group photography exhibition, opens at the Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, from 5-9pm. The show features  candid lifestyle photography, street photography, and adventure photography inspired by DIY, zine culture and life lived to the fullest.

 

 

fosterFoster/White Gallery,  220 Third Avenue, celebrates the release of Chateau Ste Michelle’s Artist Series Meritage honoring Bratsa Bonifacho. The 2011 Artist Series will be released September 6, following the much anticipated Friday opening, September 5, 6-8 pm. Bratsa Bonifacho will be in attendance at both the gallery opening and the wine release. The inspiration for Bratsa Bonifacho’s recent series of paintings is classical music. 

 

 

fredhFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue, opens from 6-9pm with “’MUCHA TO MIRO: 100 YEARS OF MODERNISM." The show comprises one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions of original drawings, etchings, and lithographs by the historic Modern Masters of the mid-19th thru mid-20th Centuries presented in the Pacific Northwest. Artists featured include: Jane Atche * Mary Cassatt * Leonetto Capiello * Marc Chagall * Jules Cheret *Salvador Dali * Edgar Degas * Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec * Edouard Manet * Alphonse Mucha * Joan Miro * Pablo Picasso * Pierre Renoir * Theophile Steinlen *James Jacques Joseph Tissot * James McNeil Whistler. Shown at the right: Joan Miro (1893-1983) Le Puisatier.

 

 

Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Ave. S., opens on Friday with “Epistrophy Nudes” by David Beckley. Beckley uses long exposures to slowly build photographic images by playing with light and movement.

 

 

A solo show featuring David Ivan Clark opens from –8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. Clark is inspired by the "vast, silent plains" of western Canada where he was born and raised. In fine layers of oil, he paints fields of gradated hues on the textured surfaces of wood or stainless steel.

 

 

 

“SuttonBeresCuller’s You knew it was wrong… but you did it anyway” opens at Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., in a reception from 6-8pm.  SuttonBeresCuller work Midas-like to transform everyday objects and experience with a trademark joie de vivre not unlike that of Duchamp.

 

 

On view through September 30 at Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S. , the September exhibition of Rein de Lege’s work will focus on his larger scale works on linen. Best known for his large and small expressionist faces, the Dutch-born artist has a natural curiosity about his pursuit that drives him to enlist several mediums including experimenting with digital platforms.

 

 

In lisaSeptember Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  presents “Small Pleasures,”  an exhibition of vibrant monotypes and acrylic paintings by Kim Osgood. Osgood’s work reveals the beauty of the changing seasons’ flora and fauna. A reception for the Portland, Oregon-based artist will be held Friday, September 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Her work has been exhibited regularly in the Pacific Northwest since 1985. Major collections include the Portland Art Museum’s Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, University of Washington Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Swedish Hospital and the Bill and Melinda Gates collection. Shown at the left: Favorite Shirt.

 

 

Osprey Letterpress , 108 NW Canal Street, opens In The Land of Plenty,” an exhibition of drawings and comics by Scott Travis. The opening reception will be held on Friday September 5th, from 6 – 9 p.m. Travis is a Seattle based visual artist who explores the relationship between humankind and the natural world through mythological themes.

 

 

Pottery Northwest  presents "SHADOWLAND" a solo exhibition of recent ceramics by Andy Nasisse. The show will run from September 5 through September 25 in the Gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North

 

 

 

On view at the Punch Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl, through September 27 is “Avatars and Shapeshifters,” by Justin Gibbens. Lifting the conventions of classic zoological illustration,  Gibbens paints curious images of a forgotten natural history. In his latest installment of watercolor illustrations, Gibbens looks to the East. The show opens in a reception from 5-8pm.

 

 

 

stoningtonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with an exhibit titled Look Closer“ featuring works by  Nikki McClure, Thomas Stream and Courtney Lipson. The three artists are  all inspired by the landscape, wildlife and natural rhythms that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Though they use varying media and focus on different aspects of nature, each is clearly deeply connected to this Northwest place. Shown at the right: Yellow-Headed Blackbird by Thomas Stream.

 

 

 

traverOpening from 5-8pm at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, is John Kiley’s “Evenfall” and Hiroshi Yamano’s “Scene of Japan.”  Considered one of the world’s most accomplished glass artists, Kiley’s newest body of work is a study of pure form–an investigation of both the subtleties and the complexities of line, color, curve and shadow. Yamano is known for his technically accomplished works in blown and sculpted glass. In this exhibition, Yamano introduces a new series of sculptural still-lifes that represent scenes from the natural Japanese landscape. Shown at the left: Curving Sound Overlap by John Kiley.

First Friday in Anacortes opens the Anacortes Art Festival

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery

Anne Martin McCool Gallery  is celebrating its 13th year with work by gallery artists: Anne Martin McCool, Debbie Aldrich, Carole Cunningham, George Way, Cathy Schoenberg and more.

 

705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP, KP Studios will be showing an exhibition of Anita Luvera Mayer’s work with twenty vests created from one pattern.  Each vest unique featuring a wide range of techniques including weaving, beading, knitting, embroidery and hand dyeing.

 

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers will open  a new show with oil paintings by Max Benjamin, of Guemes Island, together with the collaborative glass art by Steve Klein.

 

 

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery  presents new photo encaustic work by Kathy Hastings.  She will have her renowned boat reflections and images with the regional birds.  Also showing color photography by David Lucas, oils by Lorna Libert and Sandy Byers and pastels by Janice Wall.  Come see  new jewelry, glass, tables and sculptures, too. Shown at the left: Ship Canal Morning by Kathy Hastings

 

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa. showcases Pat Spyre who has been painting for nearly 40 years starting in watercolors, and now mostly in acrylics. The majority of Pat’s work consists of florals and landscapes but she has moved to abstracts as well, claiming to "love all kinds of subjects and styles."

 

419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa  (2nd Floor Majestic Inn) is featuring work by regional artists.  Come by for a look and a tour of the spa.

 

611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot Anacortes Arts Commission welcomes Skagit Artists Together as they present Elements of Nature at the Depot Art & Community Center August 1-3 featuring juried works by SAT members in various mediums.  Friday 12-9, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 12-4.  Reception Friday 6-9 pm.

First Friday in June around Puget Sound

bluewholeJoin the artists of the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim as they celebrate the gallery’s 17th Birthday on Friday, June 6, 5-8 pm.  Lynne Armstrong and Christian Speidel showcase the front windows. The co-op began  with 26 members when the doors opened.  What started as "an experiment in excellence, a fine art gallery of professional artists pursuing creative originality" has continued and thrived to this day. The gallery currently has 30 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry.

 

 

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222  Fourth Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm on First Friday in Olympia with a show featuring work by Barbara Noonan, Fumiko Kimura, Reid Ozaki and Capener.

 

 

ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery  13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will have an artist reception for Rob Ruth June 6 from 4-7pm. Rob works with both pen & ink as well as altered photography. The musician for this reception will be Paul Nyenhuis, playing his hauntingly beautiful wooden flutes. Shown at the left: The Eagle by Rob Ruth.

 

 

Osprey Letterpress, 108 NW Canal Street in Seattle, is showcasing  through June 29, “Life Through Images,” an exhibition of drawings by Michael Lorefice. The studio will be open for Fremont’s First Friday Artwalk on June 6 from 6 – 9 pm and hosting live demos of the letterpress process with owner/master printer Murray Sampson at 6:30 & 8:00 pm.

 

 

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge Art Walk with  paintings by Mike Kowalski & Chris Witkowski. On view through June 28, the two Pacific Northwest painters artistically explore the waterways of the Puget Sound region.

 

 

islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm with “Materie Prime/Raw Materials,” showcasing the work of Virginia Paquette. Both large and small, the series combines painting and elements of collage.The texture, color and contrast are both sharp and organic, inspired by body and landscape. The music of Bill Smith will entertain during the reception. Shown at the right: Raw Materials.

 

 

vashonmuseum“Vashon Island’s Native People: Navigating Seas of Change,” a new exhibit at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum,  10105 SW Bank Road, Vashon, opens First Friday, June 6, 6 – 9 p.m.  Featuring an illustrated presentation of the culture and history of the Sqababsh Indians of Quartermaster Harbor in the 19 and early 20 centuries as seen through the eyes of Lucy Slagham Gerand, the exhibit will showcase an original art work created especially for this event by award-winning artist Qwalsius (Shaun Peterson) of Puyallup. Shown at the left: Devilfish by Shaun Peterson.

First Friday in May opening shows in Anacortes

The Gallery Walk is Friday, May 2 from 6 – 9 pm.

 

1005 8th Street, Industrious Industries

**New**Industrious Industries presents “Isolated Incidents” with work by Rachel and Stephanie Smith. These are sisters working collaboratively in the art and design world in Walla Walla, Washington. Their artwork uses collage/mixed media and installation to explore concepts surrounding gender, humanity, isolation and marginalization.

 

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery 

Anne Martin McCool Gallery’s features new paintings by Anne Martin McCool, jewelry by Carole Cunningham and Debbie Aldrich and work by other gallery artists.

 

705 Commercial Ave., Gallery KP

KP Studios is hosting a group show by the Anacortes High School Photography II class for this semester.

 

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

We have a new selection of work featuring the paintings, drawings and woodblocks of iconic Northwest painter Guy Anderson and the sculpture of inspired Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken.  Also, new for spring, we are showing custom designed jewelry by Doug and Philip Burton.

 

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery presents new oils and pastels by Amanda Houston. Also showing are oils by Seattle artist Brooke Borcherding, black and white photography by David Lucas, pastels by Pat Meras, oils by Donna Trent and mixed media by Renate Trapkowski. Shown at the left: Inspiring Light by Amanda Houston.

 

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa features oil paintings by Donna Nevitt Radtke of Anacortes. Radtke presents semi impressionistic style of work to enjoy.

 

419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa (2nd Floor Majestic Inn)

The Apothecary Spa is proud to present Terry MacDonald as our May artist.  Terry is one of our favorite artists with her bright and cheerful paintings.  Her acrylic and watercolors make everyone happy!  Terry enjoys painting animals, capturing their quirky expressions and personality

 

611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot 

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents – 30 years of The MURAL Project with artist Bill Mitchell.  Bill Mitchell has created 150 murals, spanning 150 years of Anacortes History and a variety of them are proudly displayed on buildings throughout Anacortes.  Cake will be served.  Open Friday 6-9pm and Sat. 10-3pm. On Friday, May 2nd from 7-10 pm, enjoy music in the Depot Freight Room by local bands, SILM, Hungry Cloud Darkening and more.

First Friday April 4 around Puget Sound

bluewholeThe Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, presents “Feathers and Fins, Wood Art Soars and Swims" for the month of April featuring work by  Christian Speidel and Joyce Volmut, veteran wood sculptors.   Christian and Joyce create what they see and imagine, taking viewers to the world of fine art filled with their vision. The reception for the artists is from 5-8pm. Shown: Regaling Western Screech Owl  by Joyce Volmut.

 

 

Whatever Happens!” an exhibition of work by Allan Winkler opens on April 4 from 6-8 PM at the Pottery Northwest Gallery, 226 First Avenue North in Seattle . Last year, Allan Winkler was Pottery Northwest’s Jean Griffith Fellowship artist.

 

 

On view through April 26 at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is the annual “No Sales Tax Exhibit.” Included in the exhibit are all the galleries artists. The reception is from 6—8pm during he Bainbridge Island Art Walk.

 

 

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way NE, presents, “Western Landscapes Invitational,”  the works of local and regional artists depicting views of the changing seasons and moods of the Plains, the Palouse of Eastern Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and color-drenched central California. Their styles span from representational to minimalist and abstract in mediums of oil, acrylics, and fine art photography. On view through April 27, one of the artists in the show,  William Thompson, will discuss “The Art of Seeing” at 7pm during the reception, from 6-8pm, during the Bainbridge Island Art Walk.

 

 

Twilight Gallery & Boutique, 4306 SW Alaska St. in West Seattle, opens during the West Seattle Art Walk from 6-9pm with “Megan Lingerfelt Never Useless.” This work speaks of unsung heroes and tragic portraits of the postmodern world. Isolating one structure at a time, removing it from its functional context, highlighting the beauty of a manufactured form whose purpose was never to be beautiful.  The show runs through May 4. Also, the gallery will feature live jewelry making throughout the month of April.

Anacortes First Friday Gallery Walk April 4 shows to see

The Gallery Walk is Friday, April 4 from 6 – 9 pm.

711 Commercial Ave., Anne Martin McCool Gallery

Anne Martin McCool Gallery  features a selection of quilts by the Fidalgo Island Quilters and also includes new paintings by Anne Martin McCool, jewelry by Carole Cunningham and Debbie Aldrich and work by other gallery artists.

 

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

There is a new selection of work featuring the paintings, drawings and woodblocks of iconic Northwest painter Guy Anderson and the sculpture of inspired Northwest sculptor Philip McCracken.  Also, new for spring, we are showing custom designed jewelry by Doug and Philip Burton.

 

scottmilo420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

The gallery presents “Spring Floral Festival” with pastels by Laurie Potter, color photographs by Randy Dana, pastels by Patty Forte Linna and Barbara Durbin Wean and oils by Anne Belov.  Also showing is a collection of quilts by the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild. Shown at the left: We belong in the Sun by Laurie Potter

 

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

The Majestic Inn and Spa features art by Phyllis Howard of Burlington.  She offers wildlife, floral and abstracts in mixed media and using graphite and colored pencil mediums.

 

419 Commercial Ave., Apothecary Spa (2nd Floor Majestic Inn)

The Apothecary Spa is showing quilts by the Fidalgo Island Quilters Guild.

 

611 R Ave., Gallery at the Depot 

The Anacortes Arts Festival new Best of the Fest fine art exhibition at the Depot Arts Center is an official Tulip Festival activity.  It is an invitational featuring artwork from 25 of the Festival’s best fine artists and booth artists, with a large number of Anacortes artists.  Each participant will show approximately 3 – 5 pieces.  Represented will be painting, sculpture, glass, jewelry, photographs and fiber art.  The exhibition continues daily through April 12th from 11 – 4pm.  

Art walks and special events through April 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

 

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. http://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

 

skagit valley tulipThru April

31st Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibits not to mention the most gorgeous display of tulips you’ve ever seen. The entire valley gears up for this festival every year.  Visit www.tulipfestival.org.

 

Art In A Pickle Barn. Celebrate a 25 year Skagit Valley tradition as the Skagit Art Association presents both 2D and 3D art from over 25 of it’s  members. View an eclectic mix of painting styles and mediums, from realism to abstract, plus jewelry, glass, photography, wood, ceramics and more. Tulip Festival poster artist Luke Tornatzky will be available to sign Tulip Festival posters at the opening reception  Saturday, March 29, 6pm to 8pm. Each year a portion of all proceeds are used to fund an annual scholarship to an art student at Skagit Valley Community College.

 

April 5

Pratt Fine Arts Center Open House, 6 – 9pm, 1902 South Main. Visit www.pratt.org.

 

April 5-6

Bonhams’ Seattle office will be hosting a complimentary and confidential appraisal event for Fine Asian works of art including jade, bronze, textiles, porcelain, metal-work, etc. as well as Chinese Paintings, with a view to selling in upcoming auctions in Hong Kong, New York and San Francisco.  To schedule a private appointment, contact Heather O’Mahony at 206.218.5011 or heather.omahony@bonhams.com

First Friday in March openings around Puget Sound

Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, offers a special show titled “Sky Narratives” by Don Tiller, internationally known artist.  As the gallery’s guest artist, he will showcase two front windows with landscapes throughout March.  Meet him at  the opening day, Mar. 7 from 5-8 pm.  He will also give an Art Talk on Mar. 18.  In April, he will offer a two day workshop in Sequim.  For more info. check www.bluewholegallery.com.  Shown at the right: the artist in front of one of his paintings.

 

 

ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery , 3805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will have an artist reception from 4-7pm featuring the work of Debi Lane, textile and mixed media artist. Lane uses a variety of mediums, including textiles, clay, bead-work, and found objects, to create figurines and art quilts. Live music for this reception will be performed by Paul Nyenhuis playing Native American music on his handmade wooden flutes.  Shown at the left: Medicine Man.

 

 

Squared Away, “ a joint exhibition of work by Jana Evans and Yoshinaga Kawamura, opens on March 7 from 6-8 PM at the Pottery Northwest Gallery, 226 First Avenue N. in Seattle. The exhibition celebrates the completion of Evans’ and Kawamura’s artist-in-residencies at Pottery Northwest.

 

 

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm with a reception for Robert Schlegel. He paints in his studio as well as
en plein aire, and his finished paintings can be oil, acrylic or mixed media on paper, panel or canvas. More recently he has created assemblages resembling birds.

 

 

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way NE, presents, “Western Landscapes Invitational,”  the works of local and regional artists depicting views of the changing seasons and moods of the Plains, the Palouse of Eastern Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and color-drenched central California. Their styles span from representational to minimalist and abstract in mediums of oil, acrylics, and fine art photography. On view through April 27, the show opens during the Bainbridge Art Walk from 6-8pm.