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First Saturday happenings around Puget Sound

brackenwoodOn display through the month of May at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, are works by gallery artists Pete Jordan, Francy Blumhagen, Rene Flynn-Federspiel, and Craig Kosak . The show reflects new directions as they explore both interior and exterior spaces.  The artist’s reception Saturday, May 2nd from 5-7 PM. Shown: Craig Kosak, Lord Tristan.

 

frederickFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., is holding a private reception from 6-9pm featuring a discussion with Travis Wilson, researcher & exhibition curator, and other special guests in conjunction with “Revolutions  Unseen.” The exhibition, on view through May 31, includes work from the estate of Walter Quirt (1902 – 1968) who is seen as one of America’s seminal modernist painters. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres as well as music by cellist Mannfried Funk. For More Information, call (206) 682-0166 or Info@FrederickHolmesAndCompany.com. Shown: Natures Children – c.1942 Oil on Canvas 40"x48".

 

Pacific Galleries, 241 S. Lander Street in Seattle,  holds a "NW Art & Modern" auction at noon including works by Chuck Close and Dale Chihuly.

 

 

saamThe Seattle Art Museum  (SAM) presents “Chiho Aoshima: Rebirth of the World,” a fantasy reality created by the Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima. Opening at SAM’s Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, the exhibition features colorful large-scale dreamscapes printed on plexiglass, 35 drawings on paper, and an animation that will be shown in public for the first time. Meet Chiho at Free First Saturday. Shown: City Glow, 2005, Chiho Aoshima, Japanese, b. 1974, chromogenic print, 66 15/16 x 66 15/16 in., Courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/Galerie Perrotin, © 2005 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, opens “Homage,” work by Sharon Kingston and Eric Eschenback, in a reception from 5-8pm. The show runs through May 31.

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.

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 Saturday in June around Puget Sound

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Avenue in Langley, opens a new exhibit featuring work by Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow with a special reception for the artists on June 7 from 5-7pm. The painters are known for their colorful and intriguing subject matter. Buffy’s new reverse paintings on plexiglass “wander in between the movements of surrealism and impressionism,” according to the artist. Playing with the technique of redaction, taking off paint, Morrow scratched patterns and texture into the paint to create the feeling of speed a rider and horse would have racing across the prairie. The show runs through June 30. Shown: Bruce Morrow, Rapid.

 

 

Max Grover Gallery, on the waterfront in historic Port Townsend,  is showing  new collage pieces of Harold Nelson during the month of June. He has been showing his art for just three years but has already become a regular in the galleries and juried shows on the Olympic Peninsula. His technique of layering magazine paper into intricate and complex arrangements draws on influences as diverse as the paintings of the old masters to the Abstract Expressionists.

 

 

prographicaNorman Lundin of Prographica Gallery,  presents “Parallel Play,”  an eight-artist show curated by Ellen Garvens. The show opens Saturday June 7 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and continues through July 12. Prographica is located at 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood. The artists in this show are  engaged in parallel play, making work that is about being a parent as well as returning to their own childhoods. Using childhood toys, participating in the activities of being a kid, looking at the frequent accidents or the domestic chaos of homes filled with children are the subjects of this work. Shown: Colleen Choquette-Raphael, La La 2.

 

simonSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, introduces a new exhibit called “Salish Stories” in a reception for  artists Karen Hackenberg and Richard Jesse Watson from 5:30-8pm on June 7. On view through June 30, the artworks are inspired by life along the Salish Sea. Shown at the left: Arctic Thirst by Karen Hackenberg.

 

 

Smith & Vallee Gallery , 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, features a large group invitational. “Sky” will focuses on the subject matter of the ever-changing sky of the Pacific Northwest. This exhibition will capture each artists unique and fresh way of looking at the expansive sky and translating their elucidation on to canvas, paper, clay and whatever materials the find necessary to describe their interpretation. Exhibited through June 29, the show opens June 7 in a reception from 5-8pm.

 

Vala Art Center, located at 7303 164th Ave NE in the Redmond Town Center, introduces artist Gwen Zierdt’s textile artwork in a reception June 7 from 4:3-6:30pm. Zierdt is the center’s first artist in residence, and her work and various demonstrations will be on view through July.

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 Saturday new shows around Puget Sound

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island,  will finish the year with a show entitled “Langley Inside and Out”. This exhibit features oil paintings by Phyllis Ray. Phyllis has had a love affair with Langley for 30 years and recently moved here and opened Studio 106. Drawn to what is old and used, she likes the feeling of history and the “ghost” of things that were there before. The “Small Pleasures Show” will also be continuing this month. A reception for the artist is from 5-7pm.

 

 

coleCole Gallery, 102 5th Avenue S. in Edmonds, celebrates their fifth anniversary with a festive open house from 11am – 5pm. Artist demos will be in progress throughout the day and they will be serving hot cider, mulled wine along with complimentary appetizers and desserts catered by the Shorecrest High School Culinary Arts Department. At the same time, the gallery will introduce new artists Beth Verheyden and Ron Stocke. Shown: Public Market by Ron Stocke.

 

 

Gage Academy of Art   presents the 14th annual Drawing Jam, happening Saturday, December 7, from 9am-9pm at the Gage building next to St. Mark’s Cathedral  on Capitol Hill, 1501 10th Ave E. The annual family-friendly celebration of art and music features more than 50 live models in studios throughout the building, as well as live music, demonstrations from Gage teaching artists, dedicated spaces for young artists, an assortment of local food trucks and FREE art supplies for all! And new in 2013, Drawing Jam presents, "After Dark," a music and interactive-art celebration featuring craft cocktails for the 21+ crowd, and hosted by Almost Live alum Nancy Guppy of the Seattle Channel’s “Art Zone.” Tickets to Drawing Jam are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 with a student I.D. and kids get in FREE.

 

 

gallerynorthGallery North, 401 Main Street in Edmonds, introduces the “Kim & Ginni Show” at an artists’ reception from 1-4pm. The unusual show features mother/daughter art partners Kimberly Ann Halvorson Caldwell and Virginia Guest.

 

 

Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend, showcases a retrospective of the lifework of Kathleen Burgett, the beloved artist and educator who passed away on July 11, 2013. Kathleen was drawn to the Impressionist during her studies at the University of Washington, later developing a unique and vibrant style of her own. Her profound appreciation for the beautiful and poetic aspects of life are reflected throughout her paintings. The show will include oils, watercolors and batiks.

 

 

ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in  Marysville is having a “Celebration of the Arts” in a special reception from 4-7pm. They will have extra people on hand for gift wrapping, LOTS of great food and drink and LIVE music by Michael Gotz.

 

 

 

prographicaNorman Lundin, owner of Prographica Gallery, 3419 E. Denny way, introduces the new show  “Figures and Faces Invitational, opening Saturday December 7 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm and continuing through January 11. The show features the work of Domenic Cretara, Fred Dalkey, John Fadeff, David Fertig, Phillip Levine, Yvonne Petkus, Fred Stonehouse, Yu Ji, and Peter Zokosky. Shown: Grand Marshall by Peter Zokosky.

 

 

 

simonDriven to Abstraction” is showing at Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, in December. The show involves three painters, well known for their representational style, who reveal their abstract side. Liana Bennett, David Ridgway, and “Patrizio” are all included in the book “100 Artists of the Northwest” by E. Ashley Rooney scheduled to be released December 28t. The show runs through December 30. On Saturday, December 7, celebrate Santa’s arrival and tree lighting at Haller Fountain at 4:30pm., then join the gallery to celebrate their two-year anniversary during Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8pm.

Calendar of art walks and events through October 6

First Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, from May-October. Call 206.547.5177 or visit info@oasisinseattle.com

 

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 6pm-8pm.

Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. Maps: www.firstthursdayseattle.com

 

First Friday

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

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 5pm-8 or 9pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org/

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk from 6pm-10pm. Visit http://www.downtownbellingham.com/artwalk/

Bremerton Gallery Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Bremerton. www.ci.bremerton.wa.us

Ellensburg Art Walk, 5pm-7:30pm, in Historic Downtown Ellensburg.

Fremont Art Walk, 6pm-9pm. Visit http://fremontfirstfriday.com/

Issaquah Art Walk, 5pm-9pm, from May-September only, in Downtown Issaquah.

Sequim Art Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Sequim.

 

First Saturday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront, 1pm-5pm, and every Thursday night in the Summer until 8pm. www.gigharborguide.com

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk www.visitlangley.com/, 5pm-7pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Visit www.ptguide.com or call Williams Gallery at 360.385.3630

Quilcene Art Walk, 11am-6pm. Email info@olympicartgallery.com.

La Conner Artwalk, 5-8 p.m., visit www.skagitvalleyartescape.com or call Ann Hardee Gallery at 360-399-1950.

 

Late September thru October

The Northwest ALL Glass Pumpkin Patches feature over 1,000 hand-blown pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. Admission free, but pumpkins are for sale. Sept. 21, Molbaks-Woodinville, Sept. 28, Gig Harbor, Oct. 12, Issaquah, Oct. 19, Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma. For rest of dates and information visit www.tacomaglassblowingstudio.com.

October 4-6

LaConner Annual Quilt Fest, Silent Auction. Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

 

Schack-Octoberfest; Art & Harvest Festival. Festivities include glass pumpkin patch and “Make Your Own Pumpkin” in the hot shop. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. Free. Visit www.schack.org

 

 

 

fredFred Oldfield Western & Wildlife Show includes 100 of the top western artists in the Expo Hall at the Washington State Fair & Events Center at 110 9th Avenue SW in Puyallup.

 

 

October 5

Kirkland Arts Center 5th Annual Redux Benefit Gala. VIP preview party at 4:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Tickets start at $150. For questions regarding tickets, table reservations, or sponsorship, contact Jennifer Gill, Development Manager at jgill@kirklandartscenter.org, 425-822-7161 x10

October 5-6

ARTSTOCK celebrates arts of San Juan Island. Open studios and galleries. Visit www.artstocksanjuanisland.com

 

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am-6pm in downtown Issaquah. Weekend of free fun with over 300 artists’ booths. Visit www.salmondays.org.

 

October 6

Skagit Valley Art Escape this weekend, an amalgamation of art walks from Anacortes, La Conner, Bow and Edison, all small towns in relatively close proximity in Skagit County. It takes place the first weekend of every month, with the Anacortes Art walk on First Fridays (6-9pm) followed by the La Conner, Bow and Edison galleries on First Saturdays (5-8 pm).

 

October 18

Coming soon! Pilchuck Glass School Auction Gala Event: THE contemporary glass event of the year. Held at The Westin, Seattle. Auction tours Oct. 16-19 are free and open to the public. Preview Night events, Oct. 17. For reservations, time, and details visit www.pilchuck.com.

First Saturday around Puget Sound

Brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 320 First Street in Langley, presents their annual “Small Pleasures” show with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm. All pieces in the show, which continues through December, are under $500.

 

 

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma opens “Ray Turner:Population,” an exhibition of portraits on glass portraying a broad cross-section of Americans, including some in the Tacoma community. The show runs through February 3.

 

 

Pottery Northwest , 226 First avenue N. in Seattle, is showing  “UN-WEDGED 2012,” an exhibition of contemporary ceramics from 21 artists across the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. The opening reception is at 6pm.

 

 

prographica Prographica fine works on paper, 3419 E. Denny Way in Seattle, opens “Equine, Bovine, Canine, Feline…,” in a reception from 2-4pm. The show includes work by David Brody, John Fadeff, Moira Hahn, Randy Hayes, Carolyn Krieg, Sherry Markovitz, Glenn Rudolph, Robert Schlegel, Fred Stonehouse, Peter Zokosky. Here’s a show that gives varied graphic form to animals in the modern world. Shown at the right: Peter Zokosky, Tapir and Snake.

 

 

simonmace Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend,  is feeling nostalgic in November with featured painter David Ridgway, joined by painters Suzanne DeCuir and Frank Renlie along with ceramic sculptor Sue Roberts.  These four artists pay tribute to thoughts of home-perhaps a childhood home, home away from home, dream home, or, home town.  Home . . . in all its forms.  The show runs through November 26 with an artist reception November 3 from 5:30-8pm.  Shown at the left: No Sloop, No Dinghy by David Ridgway

 

 

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, opens in a reception from 5-8pm with “Fire,” a new body of work by sculptor Peregrine O’Gormley who approaches the concept of fire holistically.

 

 

tamwarhol The Tacoma Art Museum, opens “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma,” an exhibition accompanied by loads of activities during the run of the show through February 10. The show exemplifies the nature of pop art made famous in Warhol’s art. One of the many activities surrounding the exhibition is a special New Year’s Eve bash, “Studio 54 at Tacoma Art Museum.” Go to the museum’s web site for information about the events. Shown: Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970. Screen print on paper 36 × 36 inches. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

First Saturday around Puget Sound

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island  presents a new body of work by oil painter Jennifer Phillips entitled, “The Pace of Nature” through October 29. The reception for the artist is from 5-7pm. One of her pieces is shown at the right.

 

 

C Art Gallery, 855 Hiawatha Place South in Seattle, is showing “Haiti Aftershots,” a photo exhibit, through November 1.

 

exclusively Exclusively Art, at their new location at 3934 Factoria Mall Suite B2 in Bellevue, has their grand opening today featuring artists John Ebner and Jody Bergsma.

 

Local Color, 1606 Pike Place in Seattle, opens from 6-8pm with a group show featuring Cameron Kim, Cheryl Waale, JB and Susan Stopinski.

 

 

water Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle in Friday Harbor, opens “Heaven to Earth,” the five Tibetan elements, ether, air/wind, water, fire and earth, in a reception  from 5-7pm. The artist, Catherine Eaton Skinner, will give a talk at 4pm. Shown: Nam mka IV (Element of ether)

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: www.artporttownsend.org OR www.northwindarts.org. 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.

Fine print show opens May 7 at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley

brackenwood “It’s All in the Fine Print” opens at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley,  on May 7 with an artists’ reception from 5-7 PM and continues thru May 30. This show features five printmakers: Diane Divelbess, Bridget Fischer, Gail Gwinn, Briony Morrow-Cribbs and Bruce Morrow. Printmaking is an exacting art and Brackenwood’s print makers possess a variety of experiences and techniques. They are also featuring glass artists Dan & Joi LaChaussee. Shown by  Briony Morrow-Cribbs.

Calendar of art walks and special events June 28 – July 4

First Thursday

Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 6pm-8pm. Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays. Maps: www.firstthursdayseattle.com

First Friday

Anacortes Galleries are open from 6pm-9pm.  Call 360.293.6938 for information.

Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 5pm-8 or 9pm.

Bellingham Downtown Art Walk from 6pm-10pm.  Visit www.downtownbellingham.com/gallerywalk/

Bremerton Gallery Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Bremerton.

Ellensburg Art Walk, 5pm-7:30pm, in Historic Downtown Ellensburg.

Fremont Art Walk, 6pm-9pm.  Visit http://fremontfirstfriday.com/

Issaquah Art Walk, 5pm-9pm, from May-September only, in Downtown Issaquah.

Sequim Art Walk, 5pm-8pm, in Downtown Sequim.

Vashon Island Gallery Cruise, 6pm-9pm.  Call Silverwood Gallery 206.463.1722.

First Saturday

Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront, 1pm-5pm, and every Thursday night in the Summer until 8pm.

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk in the galleries, 5pm-7pm.

Port Townsend Art Walk, 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Call Ancestral Spirits Gallery at 360.385.0078.

Quilcene Art Walk, 11am-6pm. Email info@olympicartgallery.com.

June 29

Spaceworks Tacoma Block Party from 4:30-8pm. An arts initiative to activate empty storefronts with art and creative enterprise. Music, dance, film, and visual art. Start and 9th and Broadway in Tacoma.

June 30 

Preview art party at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S. from 6-8pm. Annual fundraiser for the co-op.