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Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through February 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

Art in the Park at South Lake Union Park.May through Oct. 11am – 7pm. Free admission at Museum of History and Industry. For more information: www.nwartalliance.com

SLU Art Walk from 5 – 8pm Oct. and May. South Lake Union event features temporary art shows in multiple venues run by Shunpike.

Silverdale Artwalk, March – Nov. 5 – 8pm, 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 April – Oct. 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape.www.skagitvalleyartescape.com

Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com

Port Orchard Art Walk April – Oct. from 2 – 5pm. www.pobsa.com

Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.www.ptguide.com/arts-music-theatre/158-gallery-walks

 

February 6

Henry Art Gallery Gala black tie evening with cocktails, dinner and dancing from 6-9pm. Questions: 206.221.3244 or rsvp@henryart.org

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm for a reception featuring Ann Mallory’s “Higher Ground.”  Mallory’s work was inspired in part by mysterious stone slabs that were found near high water marks after the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan. Slabs, obscured by decades of jungle growth, were carved with ancient warnings not to build on lower ground. Likewise, Ann Mallory’s Memory Stones serve as talismans, witnesses and reminders to learn from our mistakes and keep our lives on ‘higher ground’. Her works have shown in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Santa Barbara Museum of Fine Art, Santa Barbara, CA.

 

 

ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., continues with “Mandala: Contemporary Interpretations of the Ancient Form” through August 9. The show  features nine artists whose work explores the structure or theme of Mandala, the Hindu and Buddhist representation of the Universe. Artwork by Nola Avienne, Sarah Barrick, Eric Carson, Brian Fisher, Carl Gombert, Terra Holcomb, Chris Moench, C. Andrew Rohrmann and Connie Sabo, with related textile and digital installations in the North Gallery by Edric Ong and Judy Shintani.

 

 

davOpening from 6-8pm tonight at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is “Things You May Have Missed: A selection of inventory, old and new!” On view is an eclectic selection of hidden gems and lost treasures curated from the galley’s nearly 20,000 works, some which have never before been exhibited in this space. This exhibition will feature Leonard Baskin, Francisco Goya, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and Suzanne Valadon as well as contemporary printmakers such as Frank Boyden, Eunice Kim, Carol Summers, and Artemio Rodriguez as well as several altogether new additions to the gallery.

 

 

Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main Street, opens from 5-9pm with a solo exhibition from Christopher Derek Bruno entitled "A SECOND." The show marks Christopher Derek Bruno’s return to Flatcolor Gallery with a  solo exhibition of new works.

 

 

Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., continues their 2014 Summer Group Exhibition, “RATIONAL/IRRATIONAL: "Why Do We Do What We Do Woppa Do?" Capture France’s Jean-Marc Calvet, Spain’s Gonzalo Martin-Caleo, USA’s Barry Johnson and Cyprus/UK’s Yorgos Papadopoulos. Also featured is work by Jane Burton, Angela Bern Castagnola, Lyle Carbajal, Jay Kelly, Mark T. Smith, Elise Wagner. The show runs through August 31. Shown at the left: The Conversation by Barry Johnson.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, opens a “Late Summer Group Show” with Stacie Chappell, Ben Chickadel, Graham Fracha, & Eva Funderburgh in a reception from 6-8pm. All artists will be in attendance.

 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., opens “Ross Palmer Beecher’s Quilts” on First Thursday and is open until 8pm. Beecher is not a Folk artist, but she is endlessly fascinated by the many forms it can take, the contexts surrounding its production, and the complete devotion to a given craft that Folk and self-taught artists bring to their work. The artist will discuss her work on Saturday at noon.

 

 

Hall Spassov Gallery, 319 3rd. Avenue S.,  opens Gretchen Gammel’s “Muscle Memory” in a reception from 5-8pm. Themes of the female form, botanicals and wildlife are at the core of Gammell’s work.

 

 

Hanson Scott Gallery, 312 S. Washington St., opens from 6-8pm with  new work by Lisa Myers Bulmash. Myers Bulmash is a mixed media artist who creates collages, assemblages and altered books.

 

 

In his final show at the Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., , Curtis Erlinger presents an arrangement of mixed media works that focus on location and displacement. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

 

 

stoningtonMaster carver Robert Barratt (Non-Indigenous) will debut an all-new body of masks, frontlets, bowls, combs, rattles and more in a tightly-focused exhibition opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St. His designs and characters are most closely linked to the Tsimshian/Nisga’a cultures of British Columbia, and Barratt has collaborated and assisted a number of Tsimshian/Nisga’a artists in creating and restoring totem poles in this style.

 

 

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with a reception for Danish artist Tobias Mohl.  The show includes more than 30 of the artist’s  understated blown glass platters, vessels, and bowls.Also showing is the summer feature with works by Nancy Callan, Mel Douglas and Lino Tagliapietra.  Shown at the left by Tobias Mohl.

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.

Calendar of art walks and events through September 8

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.

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. 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.

 

September 1 – October 14

Quilt Walk in La Conner Shops. Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.

 

September 4 – 8

Paint the Peninsula, a plein air arts celebration  held in Port Angeles. Juried art show with gala dinner and prizes. For more information, click on Paint the Peninsula.

 

September 7

Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S Main St. in Seattle, open house from 6—9pm, “One Hot Night.”  Watch artists pour molten bronze, pull prints, blow glass, turn wood, create jewelry, carve stone and forge red-hot steel

Calendar of art walks and events through April 7

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.

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. 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.

 

Thru April

30th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival includes lots of arts and crafts exhibits. Visit www.tulipfestival.org.

 

April 5

Small Frye storytelling in the galleries at the Frye Art Museum from 11:15-11:45 am. Must be accompanied by a caregiver..

 

 

The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle Open House with art, music, food and drinkk. 5-7pm in the member’s lounge and 7-10pm general admission.

 

Allied Arts of Whatcom County kicks off their  primary annual fundraiser on April 5 during the Bellingham Art Walk for  Arts Education Program – one of the largest collaborative arts education programs in the state. Enlightening the Arts is an indoor, two week long silent auction showcasing talents from many local artists. Each artist decorates a lampshade to contribute to the auction.  The auction stays on exhibit for two weeks and concludes on April 20, at a reception in conjunction with the Allied Arts Recycled Art Resource Expo, RARE!

First Thursday Seattle September 2012 show openings

artxchange1 “Digital Superstitions,” new work by Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, opens from 5-8pm at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S.  The exhibit mixes street art techniques with 19th century ukiyo-e aesthetics and the spirits of yokai, mischievous shape-shifting ghosts.

 

 

The Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, opens “Annie Bissett: Loaded,” in a reception from 6-8pm. Showing are 14 color woodcuts exploring the magic, promise, curse, and the language of money.

 

 

fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Media Matters” featuring the work of Thomas Doyle, Andrew Millner, Hunt Rettig, Luke Haynes, Jessica Drenk, Lindsay Pichaske, Eugenie Tung, and Carol Inez Charney. The show celebrates eight artists who have taken their own route and challenge our expectations of process and materials. Shown at the right by Hunt Rettig.

 

 

friesenab Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art,  1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Inner Fabric,” an exhibition of artists working with fiber and fabric. As the line between art and craft continues to blur, the cross-pollination between fiber artists and painters grows. For the exhibition "Inner Fabric" four guest artists -Carlson, Hayward, Tidwell and Stackle- join four artists currently on the Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art roster. Shown at the left: Belong by Susan Hall.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is featuring new work by Rickie Wolfe and Richard Wiegmann in an opening reception from 6-8pm.

 

 

Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., in tandem with the 2012 Seattle Design Festival, hosts a curated exhibition celebrating the role of design in public life. “FutureShack: The Next 50 Years of Residential Design  presents special projects by architects from ten AIA Seattle firms as well as select works from the University of Washington’s Masters in Architecture program. The opening reception is from 6-8pm.

 

greg Greg Kucera Gallery,  212 Third Avenue S., is showing the second one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Dan Webb. In addition to a few resin works, the work in this exhibition marks a breakthrough in scale with five large-scale, carved wood sculptures. The title of the show, “Destroyer,” refers to the destructive choices and results brought about by the act of creation. Also showing is the  first exhibition of work by Seattle photographer, Daniel Carrillo. Using the vintage techniques of ambrotype and daguerreotype, the artist has been photographing colleagues, artists, critics and art dealers to document the cultural history and artistic community of the Pacific Northwest. Shown at the right: The Putti Trap by Dan Webb.

“ICON,” second annual juried show,  opens in a reception from 5-8pm at the Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S.  Artists from all over will be showing work inspired by their interpretation of the theme ICON.

 

 

lisaharris On view in a reception from 6-8pm  at Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, is “Crossings,” new work from Ann Morris, and “African Dreams,” work by Wendy Thon. The sculpted vessels of Anne Morris, are inspired by nature and made of materials that range from seaweed to bird bone. Thon’s “African Dreams” series is comprised of paintings, wall reliefs, and prints depicting diverse landscapes and wildlife inspired by her recent travels to Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and the spice island of Zanzibar. Shown at the left: Lummi Crossing by Ann Morris.

 

 

patriciar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue,  is showing “ Z.Z. Wei Celebrating Our 20 Year Journey,” from September 6 – 30. A reception for the artist will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. This exhibition features a collection of new works that continue the artist’s ongoing series focusing on rural American landscape, specifically the landscape of Eastern Washington. In  2012, Z.Z. Wei was honored by the state of Washington Governors Mansion Foundation as the 2012 residence artist. He was also selected to participate in the United States "Art in the Embassies" program and was curated to the United States Secretary of Commerce collection, as well as the American Embassy in China by Ambassador Gary Locke. In addition, Z.Z.Wei’s work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States and beyond. Shown above: Majestic Journey.

 

 

“Remember Haiti,” featuring work by Pacific Northwest artists who traveled to Haiti before and after the earthquake of 2010, opens in a reception from 4-6pm at the Seattle City Hall Gallery, 600 4th. Avenue. Shown at the right: Lummi Crossing by Ann Morris.

 

 

stonington Stonington Gallery, 119 S. Jackson Street opens from 6-8pm with “Alaska: Far and Away,” a group exhibition of Alaska’s leading contemporary artists. Included are artists working in the diverse and often remote villages of Alaska. Featured works by Lawrence Ahvakana (Inupiaq), Dawn Wallace (Aleut), Susie Silook (Yupik/Inupiaq), Allie High (Tsimshian/Haida/Aleut), Perry Eaton (Alutiiq), Anna Hoover (Aleut), Kathleen Carlo (Athabascan), and the renowned whalebone and ivory carvings by artists around the Bering Sea are on view. Included for the first time are works by Siberian artists Ivan and Svetlana Rosugbu (Ulchi & Yakut), whose homeland and culture are separated from Alaska by a narrow stretch of water.Shown at the left: At the Celebration: Seated Inupiaq Woman, Lawrence Ahvakana.

 

 

traver Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  presents “Microcosmos,” an exhibition of new works by Einar and Jamex de la Torre. The exhibition delves deep into the cultural dogmas of pre-Hispanic Aztec gods, the iconography of the Roman Catholic Church, and the rigid structures of North American Protestantism. Irreverent yet poignant, this body of work exposes the charged dichotomy of a life lived along either side of the Mexican and American border. Einar and Jamex de la Torre have worked, taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Their work is currently on view at the San Jose Museum of Art and, in September 2012, the brothers will open an exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The de la Torres’ distinctive three-dimensional work can be found in galleries, museum collections, museum catalogs, as well as in various public art installations.

First Thursday Art Walk in Seattle

artxchange Opening at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., from 5-8pm is “Beyond Borders,” featuring work by faculty and MA/PhD graduates from the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales, Europe’s largest center for ceramics studies. This group exhibit, by 20 artists based in countries including Wales, England, Ireland, Australia, Lebanon, and Korea, is a snapshot of wide range of innovative practices in ceramics. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the NCECA conference happening at the end of March. A special NCECA artists’ reception will be held on March 29 from 5-8pm. Ingrid Murphy, Subject Leader (director) of the National Centre for Ceramics, will conduct a lecture on March 29 at 3pm (directly prior to the artist reception), about the exhibit, the Centre, and her own innovative work. Shown: Red Riding Hood by Ingrid Murphy.

 

 

cullom “Open Interval,” the work of D. W. Burnam, Gala Bent and Garek Druss, and curated by Rumi Koshino, opens in a preview at the Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street, from 6-8pm. In drawings, paintings, and paper collage, Burnam (a writer), Bent (a mother), and Druss (a musician) manifest the otherwise imperceptible traces of their artistic processes. Shown at the right: D. W. Burnam, Bone, Turf & Retirement.

 

Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Ave S., honors Alden Mason’s 92 years of curiosity and creativity, exhibiting paintings from the 1980’s to the present. Most recently Mason was honored with an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. Mason’s work can be found in the collections of the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, and many private and corporate collections in the US. The gallery also celebrates NCECA’s 46th Annual Conference with two ceramic exhibitions, “Prey/Capture” and “Table of Content.” Artists Beth Cavener Stichter, Shay Church, Alessandro Gallo, Myungjin Kim, Steven Young Lee, Adam Shiverdecker and Evan Blackwell transform the gallery into a world of creatures and machines, demonstrating the limitlessness of clay. The Mason show will be up through March 24 while the ceramics shows will end on March 31.

 

Opening from 5-9pm at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl. S., is “The Edge of Here/The Salish Sea,” featuring potters from British Columbia. The exhibition runs through March 31.

 

From 5:30pm-8:30pm in St. Mark’s Cathedral is the artists’ reception and art preview of the artwork featured in the Gage Collector’s Gala taking place on March 2. View more than 70 pieces from artists such as Emily Wood, Richard Morhous, Norman Lundin, David Kroll, Michael Friel, Andrew Hare, and more.

 

In conjunction with  NCECA Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with Jason Huff, J. D. Perkin and Paul Metivier.

 

During the month of March, Gallery4Culture,  101 Prefontaine Pl S., presents sculptor John Grade and ceramist Brian Benfer in “(Residing)(Displaced)(Movement),” a two-person exhibition curated by Ben Waterman, designed to coincide with NCECA. The 2012 conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts takes place in Seattle during March and it has generated a flurry of regional exhibitions celebrating the clay medium.

 

greg “Midnight Lullaby,” a one-person exhibition by Seattle artist, Ben Waterman, opens at Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., from 6-8pm. Waterman works with paint and clay as well as various other media. Also on view is the fourth exhibition of photographs by Tim Roda who stages elaborate tableaux from a collection of rops built from wood, clay, paper and everyday items. Both artists will be available for a talk at the gallery on March 3 at noon. Shown at the left: Cargo Cult by Ben Waterman.

 

IDEA Odyssey Gallery, 666 S. Jackson Street,  presents “Dreams of Fire and Ice,” an exhibit of previously unseen work by photographer and writer SuJ’n Chon. The exhibit of photographs and poems attempt to uncover Iceland’s mystique, including those surrounding the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, a geologic event that brought the isolated island to the attention of people worldwide. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

 

Unplug, Try Again.” by Seattle-based artist, Susie J. Lee, opens from 6-8pm at the Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street. The exhibition will include the northwest debut of Contact (2011), a sculpture that develops relationships with viewers by language shared through text-messaging shown alongside a new series of black-and-white photographs conflating technology and ecology as well as a new, 600-page, experientially choreographed artist book developed on the occasion of Lee’s first solo museum show at the Frye Art Museum . Lee’s work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Denver Art Museum, Denver and the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, and internationally in Italy and Korea. Lee was the winner of the 2010 “Stranger Visual Art Genius Award,” and in 2011, the Portland Art Museum selected her as one of the recipients of the Northwest Contemporary Art Award.

 

lisa Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,  is showcasing  new work by Joel Brock, and in conjunction with NCECA, sculpture and painting by Dane Youngren. Both artists will be in attendance "First Thursday", March 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Youngren exhibits large sculptures and drawings that reference architecture devoid of life and human existence, while Brock presents mixed media architectural scenes, still life and landscapes native to the Skagit Valley region of Washington state. Shown at the right: White Dalia by Joel Brock.

 

Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, is hosting a ceramics exhibition with the work of Lilly Zuckerman in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The opening reception is from 5-7pm with a special reception during the NCECA conference on March 30 from 5-8pm.

patricia “Emotion in Motion” an exhibition of new works by Ursula O’Farrell, is featured at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, through March 25. There will be a reception held for the artist on from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in conjunction Seattle’s Art Walk. In 2007, her work was featured in a solo show at the Art Museum of Los Gatos in California and most recently O’Farrell was juried by renowned artist Theophilus Brown to participate in Art Space 712’s exhibition titled "I’ll Bet You Can’t Paint a Portrait: The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now" and was awarded the grand prize. in 2011 she released her first book titled Emotion on Motion and some of the works from this exhibition can be found featured in the book. Shown at the left: Messenger.

pratt Pratt Fine Arts Center. 306 South Washington Street, presents “Earth & Fire: Materials and Methods,” a group exhibition curated by Seattle-based artist and Pratt instructor Susan Balshor, concurrent with the 2012 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Seattle. The show includes work in both clay and glass, materials comprised of earth and transformed through fire. Participating artists include Susan Balshor, Nancy Blair, Granite Calimpong, Judy Hill, Patricia Haase, Jessi Li, Julie Lindell, Crista Mateson, Carol Milne and Sue Rose.Shown at the right: Crista Mateson, Banana Neck (detail of Shiitake Head).

Shift Collaborative Studio,  306 S. Washington Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Medusae Fossae,” where Sharon Birzer presents a new body of works on paper that meld drawing and painting with elements of digital reproduction and Hanga, the traditional Japanese woodblock technique. The second exhibit, “In Memory,” using porcelain and her own hair, Yun Hong Chang presents a series of delicate porcelain sculptures to visualize the fragility of memories and emotions. This exhibition is in conjunction with the annual NCECA conference in Seattle.

 

stonington Opening from 6-8pm, Stonington Gallery, 119 South Jackson Street, showcases “Weave: Contemporary Northwest Coast Weavers.” Participating artists will include Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Buddy George and Chief Janice George (Suquamish), Kay Parker (Non-Indigenous), Betty Pasco (Suquamish), Susan Pavel (Non-Indigenous), Karen Reed (Chinook, Skokomish and Puyallup), Isabel Rorick (Haida), Kathy Rousso (Non-Indigenous), Mary Lou Slaughter (Duwamish), Debra Sparrow (Musqueam), Gail Tremblay (Mi’kmaq/ Onondaga), and Diane Willard (Haida). On March 11 at 2pm the gallery is sponsoring a special event weaving demonstration. Shown at the left by Diane Willard (Haida).

 

On view through March 31 at Studio 229, located at 229 Broadway East, is the work of Dave Montgomery. Montgomery was just in the CVG Group Show at Collective Visions gallery in Bremerton.

 

Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St., features “I Am Filipino” in a special opening reception from 6-8pm. Through personal stories and photographs, learn how Filipino identity is impacted by many factors, and how the culture lives on in the community. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to lshaiken@wingluke.org or (206) 623-5124 x107.

First Thursday Seattle February 2012

artxchange “Within/Without,” continues through February 25 at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S. and opens on First Thursday in a reception from 5-8. Artist June Sekiguchi creates a site-specific installation in scroll-cut wood and gilded bamboo – a temple of transcendence, sorrow and joy – with responsive sound and light elements by Rob Millis and Spar Wilson. In addition to the installation, new wall-hung sculptures show the continual evolution of Sekiguchi’s explorations in scroll-cut wood: a bird’s wing, a monk’s robe, or a river’s bend interpreted in  layers of pattern and shadow. The artist will give a talk at 3pm on February 2.

 

“The Truth of What I See,” an exhibition of new work by Seattle visual artist, Sue Danielson, opens from 6-9pm at the Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Place South. The artist will talk about her exhibit on February 18 at 1pm. Her work has been exhibited in both local and national venues, including SAM Gallery, the West Coast Biennial in California and the Fine Art Museum at Florida State University at Tallahassee.

 

Opening from 5-7pm at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place S., is “Black & White, a show featuring collagraphy, lithography etching of Wanda Pelayo and drawings in dust by Iskra Johnson.

 

On view through February 25 at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., is their annual juried exhibition showcasing the work by emerging and established artists. Nora Atkinson, Curator at the Bellevue Arts Museum, selected the 23 pieces for the show out of 179 entries.

 

galleryima Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, introduces Julie Alexander’s drawings and paintings in a reception from 6-8pm. The show continues through February 25. Among Alexander’s awards are: Artist Trust Fellowship 2006; King County 2004 Purchase Award; Ruth Chenven Foundation
2nd Place;  Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland. Shown at the left: Britches.

 

On view at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue South, is an exhibition of recent selections from print publisher Universal Limited Art Editions. Established in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman, ULAE initially made lithographs with such artists as Sam Francis, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Larry Rivers. Also on view  the first Seattle solo exhibition of San Francisco photographer, Sean McFarland. Bill Godston will give a talk on February 4 at noon which will include an informal walking tour of the prints of ULAE.

 

The inaugural Open House Northwest event takes place at GGLO’s Space at the Steps, 1301 First Avenue in Seattle from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012, in conjunction with the First Thursday Art Walk. Open House Northwest hopes to provide a fresh perspective on architecture, design and art in Seattle.

 

IDEA Odyssey Gallery presents “Balik/Ibalik,” an exhibit of new photographic work by Carina A. del Rosario, in a reception from 5-8 p.m. In this new work, del Rosario documents her recent trip to the Philippines after a 22-year absence. The artist’s journey explores intersections of language, culture, family and place, and their impact upon her sense of identity and belonging as she returns to her homeland.

 

Portland-based artist, Matthew Clifford Green’s show “Excitable Boy” opens  at Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. He has been included in group exhibitions at the University of Oregon White Box, Portland; Punch Gallery, Seattle; LACMA, Los Angeles; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Columbia College, Chicago; Fourteen30, Portland; New American Art Union, Portland; and the Manuel Izquierdo Sculpture Gallery, Portland.

 

“Paper Jewels,” a new show curated by Seattle jewelry artist Dorothy Cheng, opens from 5-7pm at Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue. The exhibition showcases six artists who use a variety of techniques to alter paper from its original state into wearable art. The value of the jewelry is based on the act of this altering, rather than the intrinsic value of gold, silver, or gemstones.

 

patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is featuring a two-person exhibition with new works from Allen Cox and Morgan Brig. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in conjunction with First Thursday’s Artwalk and will continue through February 27. The gallery pairs these two artists to showcase their respective unique use of materials & to convey their respective artistic message through their content. While Cox layers oil and wax on canvas in thoughtful, abstract compositions, Brig focuses on more sculptural elements combining copper, enamel, metal & other mixed media in surreal compositions.Shown at the right: Her Personal Circus by Morgan Brig.

 

“Show of Hearts” by Lisa Geetsen opens at the Pratt Gallery, 306 S. Washington,  from 5-8pm and will be on view through February 25. With hand forged metal as her medium, Geertsen creates sculptures based on the human heart’s role in our lives and language.

 

punch Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., opens from 5-8pm with Cara Jay’s “Cluster and Control.”  The exhibit, on view through February 25, is a series of colorful works on paper in which Cara Jaye has collaborated with her four-year-old daughter Coco. The resulting abstract works are created with ink, gouache, paint, pen, serigraphy, and pigmented digital prints.

 

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street,  extends its exploration of the theme "shift", inviting members of the arts community to contribute their explorations of the theme. Each member of Shift is responsible for inviting one artist — someone not already part of the collective — to respond in whatever way they choose to the creative challenge represented by the theme. A reception for the artists is from 5-8pm.

 

stonington Stonington Gallery, 119 S. Jackson Street, opens in a reception from 6-8pm with Raven Skyriver’s “Abyss.” Running until February 26, the show is a solo exhibition of glass inspired by the aquatic world of the Puget Sound and focuses on marine life and the mystery of the deep, a place that—for Skyriver—"can sometimes conjure fear, but always invokes intrigue." The exhibition’s title stems from the fact that though our planet is mostly covered by water, we know precious little about life beneath the surface. Skyriver’s intense coloration and hot-sculpting aptitude are the result of years apprenticing under glass maestro William Morris. He has collaborated with numerous Pilchuck Glass School alumni, including a recent stint at the Corning Glass Museum with Martin Janecky. Shown at the right: Jet.

First Thursday Art Walk January 2012

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue South, opens from 5-8pm with June Sekiguchi’s site-specific installation in scroll-cut wood and gilded bamboo – a temple  of transcendence, sorry and joy – with responsive sound and light elements by Rob Millis and Spar Wilson. Also on display will be a loaned artwork by Prince Nithakong Somsanith (from the collection of Pom Khampradith) and a selection of traditional and contemporary woven fabrics from Laos. A documentary about the Prince called Memories of Gold, Memories of Silk will be available to view, generously lent by The Wing Luke Asian Museum.

 

foster Foster/White Gallery,  220 3rd. Avenue S., starts the new year with a group exhibition featuring  works by various gallery artists, in addition to large scale installation pieces by Evan Blackwell, George Rodriguez, Paul Vexler and Eva Isaksen. The show is on view through January 26.

 

Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place S., opens from 5-7pm with organic abstractions inspired by nature and the elements by David Owen Hastings.

 

Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with five new artists: Sean Fansler, Veronique Le Merre, Jim Pirie, Betty Sapp Ragan, and Susan Walker who focus on the landscape. A special reception for the artists is scheduled on January 7 from 5-8pm.

 

galleryima New work by Stacie Chappell and Lisa Conway opens at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, from 6-8pm and continues through January 28. Shown at the left by Stacie Chappell.

 

Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S., introduces Leif Anderson in spacial tactics, a solo exhibition of new photomedia work. Topical Ointment is a short video poem reflecting love and loss. Images of reflecting, undulating water create a dream-like quality.

 

greg The first Seattle solo exhibition of San Francisco photographer, Sean McFarland opens at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., in a reception from 6-8pm with a “Saturday After” artist talk on January 7 at noon.  Also on view is an exhibition of recent selections from print publisher Universal Limited Art Editions. Established in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman, ULAE initially made lithographs with such artists as Sam Francis, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Larry Rivers. Shown at the right: Shrinky Dink 2 by Jasper Johns.

 

patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, features Andrzej Skorut’s “New Works in Oil,” opening from 6-8pm. Continuing through January 31,The Polish-born artist was named "an artist to watch" in the November 2004 issue of Southwest Art, and has subsequently been swamped with commissions for collectors from all over the United States. Shown at the left: Amethyst Landscape

 

Pratt Gallery, at Tashiro Kaplan Studios, opens from 5-8pm with “Made at Pratt,” a group exhibition featuring work created by participants in Pratt’s studio rental program. The exhibit highlights each of Pratt’s studios and includes work in drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and diverse disciplines.

 

Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, opens from 5-8pm with Justin Lee Martin’s “Ten Feet Tall.” Martin’s current work draws on his experience of being raised in western Montana and is on view at the gallery through January 28.

 

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington St., opens from 5-8pm  with a group exhibition featuring the gallery’s artists who come together to share interpretations of the theme "shift” with references from a wide range of possibilities — the shift key; a shifty character; shapeshifting; a shift in perspective. The exhibition explores what it means to be a member of Shift Collaborative Studio.

 

sisko Celebrating their fifth anniversary, the Sisko Gallery, 3126 Elliott Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with a group exhibition featuring all the gallery artists. Shown at the right: a piece by one of the gallery artists.

 

Zeitgeist Coffee and Juxt, 171 S. Jackson Street,  are presenting a showcase of mobile device photographers from Seattle and the Puget Sound. A gallery of photography produced on a mobile device, will be on exhibit beginning at 5:00 PM, with live music from DJ Spinja (local DJ celebrity) until 8pm for the opening reception.

Art walks and special events through October 8

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. Call 360.293.6938 for information.

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

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

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.

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

October 5

Thirty-minute "drop-in" mindfulness-meditation sessions Wednesdays at 12:30 pm. Registration is not required at the Frye Art Museum.

October 6

Nordstrom hosts a Pilchuck Glass School Tweetup Event at the flagship Nordstrom store in downtown Seattle, Sixth and Pine, from 5:30 – 6:30pm.

October 8

As a  part of the Arts Crush event, a collection of eight fine art galleries at the Seattle Design Center  in Georgetown  at 5701 6th Avenue South, will host a Meet the Artists Gallery Walk, featuring informal discussions and art demonstrations by over 2 dozen local artists. For more information, e-mail archangelartcollective@yahoo.com or call 206-226-8142.

 

Heart of the Attack.in the Georgetown area of Seattle from 6-9pm

 

Expressions in Chinese Art: We Know and Why at the Seattle Asian Art Museum from 9:30-11am. With a look at Chinese painting and calligraphy, Josh Yiu talks about what we see as their emotional expression. Are their brushstrokes in ink always a direct record of the artist’s feelings at that time?

 

An evening of art and poetry at the Museum of Glass with Quincy Troupe. – 7pm

 

Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner discusses what it means to collect at 1pm. Members of the MoNA community discuss the idea of collecting art from a variety of angles: the history of MoNA’s Permanent Collection, the collector’s eye, and MoNA’s focus on Northwest art. Moderated by MoNA Executive Director, Tim Detweiler.

 

From 2-5pm the Museum of Northwest Art  in La Conner celebrates their  first 30 years with an exhibition that fills every gallery on both floors of the Museum. This comprehensive exhibit honors more than 200 donors to the Permanent Collection.

October 8-9

Fifth Annual Sammamish Art Fair from 10am-5pm at the Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE.

Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour 10am-5pm. Monotypes, block prints, mixed media paintings, handmade books and gourd vessels and the artists will be demonstrating the various techniques involved in creating these works of art. For a  map and more information click  on the link above.

First Thursday Seattle September 1

artinstitute “Paris and France,” photographs by Seattle artist David Barnes, are on view through September 30 at the Seattle Art Institute, 2323 Elliott Avenue. Shown at the right is one of his pieces.

 

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., opens “Chado: The Way of Tea,” the first Seattle exhibition of internationally-renowned metal artist Miya Ando. Ando explores the spirit of Japanese tea ceremony through cast sculpture, wall-hung steel canvases, and installation elements. Based in New York, she has been widely exhibited throughout the world and is the creator of many large-scale public artworks, including a new 9/11 memorial sculpture in London from World Trade Center steel.The artist’s reception is from 5-8pm.

 

{far4},  1020 1st. Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with new paintings by Jonathan Hudak. Hudak will attend the opening.

 

Fictilis,  210 S. Washington Street, opens from 6-9pm with “Colors of Commerce,” an exhibition focusing on the colors of shipping containers in Seattle and other port cities. The exhibit features work by local  artists and will be on view through September.

 

Flatcolor Gallery,  528 1st. Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with “Where Colors Grow,” featuring the work of Kelly Vivanco. Additionally, Seattle painter Amy Huddleston will show in the Flatcolor Loft.

 

fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., opens dual  exhibits featuring Jamie Evrard’s “Fiori” and Paul Vexler’s “Hoops and Loops.” Vexler’s wooden sculptures literally come stylistically full circle. Evrard’s paint drips from the canvas, appearing to still be in motion. Flowers shift from subject matter to springboard for her exploration into abstraction and the endless possibilities provided by paint and brushstroke. The show is on view through October 1. Shown at the right: Paul Vexler, Blue.

 

“Icon,” a juried show featuring 43 2D and 3D artworks opens from 5-9pm at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S. An artist’s award reception is scheduled for September 24 from 5-7pm.

 

Featured at Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., are the photographs of Gary Oliveira in “Half Life,” and “Waves of Sea & Stone,” photographs by Nancee Rostad exploring movement, form and light.

 

galleryima Opening from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is “Weathered Wall,” Todd Bernave’s exploration of the uncertainty and state of transition all things have as they progress through time using a variety of materials such as resin, metal, paint and plaster. The show is on view until  October 1. Shown at the left by Todd Bernave.

 

Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S., opens the 2011-2012 exhibition season from 6-8pm  with Maria Gamboa’s solo show of large-scale drawings. Titled Coachella, a Spanish word meaning, “a sense of place”, the work harkens back to a valley in southern California where Maria Gamboa spent her childhood years.

 

image “ Etchings and Quilts,” the first solo exhibition of Loretta Pettway, one of the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Al., will be on view at Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue, through October 1. Showing simultaneously is “Layered Coils,” oil on canvas paintings by Michael Knutson. The opening reception is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., September 1. On Saturday, September 3, at noon will be “Saturday After,” when Michael Knutson gives an informal walking tour of his work. Shown at the right: Lazy Gal by Loretta Pettway.

 

lisaharris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens recent work by Emily Wood in a reception for the artist from 6-8pm. Widely collected, her work has been featured in museum shows and S,outhwest Magazine, Seattle Magazine and many more. Shown at the right: Chama River Oxbow by Emily Wood.

 

nwfinewood This year  Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street, presents their  annual member show, “The Woodworker’s Touch” on September 1 from 5-8pm. The gallery will unveil new studio furniture designs from the cooperative members with a special retrospective feature of Evert Sodergren’s 50+ year career as a leading American furniture maker.  His commitment to craft and influence as a builder have earned him honor as a Living Treasure . Northwest Fine Woodworking members all cite Evert as an influential role model and will be attending the retrospective event to share their experiences as fine furniture artists following his footsteps. Shown above and at the right: Evert Sodergren.

 

 

patricia rovzar A new collection of recent paintings by Northwest artist Z.Z. Wei opens from 6-8pm at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery,  1225 Second Avenue, and is on view through October 3.  A winner of numerous awards and honors, this past year the artist was selected by the Washington State Governors Foundation to present a solo exhibition of works in the Governors Mansion and was also selected by the Art in the Embassies program to display his work in the United States Embassy in Luxemburg. On September 17 he will give a talk about his work at the gallery. Call the gallery at 206.223.0273 for the time.  Shown at the left: Dancing Shadows.

 

Pratt Fine Arts Center  at Tashiro Kaplan Studios, 312 S. Washington Street,  opens from 5-8pm with an exhibition of work by the 2010-2011 PONCHO Artists-in Residence & Gregory M. Robinson Pathways Scholars. Artists included are Margie Livingston, Rickie Wolfe, Inna Peck, Jimmy Stambrandt and Soyun Choi. An artist talk is scheduled Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6-8pm at Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 South Main Street.

 

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, is showing new oil  paintings by Alice Case and Kerstin Graudins. A special reception will take place September 16 from 6-9pm.

 

traverseattle On view from 5-8pm at Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, are three exhibits: “Good Fences,” featuring the work of Dick Weiss; “The other side of the looking glass,” work by David Walters and “Facets of Light”, work by Shea Bajaj. All of the artists are award-winning and widely collected, but Weiss has the distinction of being in  Dale Chihuly’s collection. Shown: by Dick Weiss.

Calendar of art walks and special events through September 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.

September 2

Storytelling for children 3 – 5 years old and their parents or caregivers from 11:15-11:45am at the Frye Art Museum.

Bill Braun’s Trompe l’oeil at Patricia Rovzar through August 28

patriciarovzar  A new collection of trompe l’oeil works on canvas by Bill Braun opens at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue on August 3 with an artists talk and wine reception from 5-7 PM. The artist will also be in attendance on Thursday, August 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in conjunction with First Thursday’s Artwalk. The exhibition features 15 new works that illustrate the playful and intellectual nature of trompe l’oeil—the artistic ability to depict an object so exactly that it appears real. Braun has had numerous one man shows including California, Colorado, Nevada and in his home state of Washington and has been collected by corporations, as well as the private sector. Shown: New Neighbors.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk June 2

Art With A Heart Gallery’s June Show, “HEAVY METAL, the HARD side of ART” opens Thursday June 2 from 5-9pm, during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk, First Thursday Art Walk. The month long showcase will feature seven metal artists with artwork ranging from large scrap metal sculpture to fine jewelry. The gallery is located at 570 1st Ave S.

 

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S.,  and Marcio Díaz continue the exhibition “Bubblism: Pure Color” through June 30. The exhibition will rotate in June and new paintings will be on display for the month. Shown at the left: by Marcio Diaz.

 

catherineperson Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Avenue  South, opens from 2-9pm with a special thank you to all who have enjoyed the gallery as this will be the last day and last event at the gallery. Catherine says, “I’ll continue my work as an art dealer, curator and designer with a private office, no drop-ins! Appointments at your place or mine.”  Shown at the left: an interior photo of the gallery.

 

{far4} , 1020 First Avenue, opens “Latin Crew,” from 6-8pm. The group of Latin glass artists.  exemplifies contemporary glass explorations occurring outside the Northwest glass scene. The artists in the show are Edison Zapata, Josefina Muñoz, Luisa Restrepo, Hector Flores and Valeria Florescano.

 

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., celebrates their second anniversary  with “Wishful Sinking” featuring new work from Parskid (SEA), Chip7(NJ) & El Kamino(VA). The opening reception takes place from 5-10pm.

 

fosterwhite Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd Ave S # 100,  presents a special glass show in honor of the Glass Art Society’s 41st annual conference in Seattle. The Show features ELIN CHRISTOPHERSON, “RECURRENT TERRAINS;” JOHN DE WIT “RETROSPECT/PROSPECT;” CARMEN LOZAR “THEME SONG,” and runs through June 30. Shown at the left: Elin Christopherson, Maple Axis.

 

Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a group show featuring their newest artists in a variety of media. Memory, attitudes, impressions all coalesce to the artist’s perception. The connection is the stories; these past journeys being retold into the present tense.

 

galima Gallery I|M|A, 123 South Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with a reception featuring “Beyond Glass,” new work by Bill Baber, Carol Milne and Michael Marcelo Roco. The exhibit pays tribute to the Glass Art Society and continues through July 2.

 

Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, presents the work of Julia Freeman in a solo exhibition titled, “VERY LITTLE ROOM FOR MISHAPS.” Setting out to utterly transform the space, Freeman’s material conscious installation is a multi-media, multi-dimensional extravaganza of paint, print, 3-D construction and sound. The opening is from 6-8pm.

 

greg A special, two month exhibition of new sculpture by Deborah Butterfield is on view at the Greg Kucera Gallery, and is her ninth one-person exhibition with the gallery since 1991. The opening reception is from 6-8pm. Since 1980, Butterfield has been constructing life-size horses from sticks and plant material from which she creates a casting in bronze at the Walla Walla Foundry in Washington State. Her work is featured at many museums throughout the United States and Jerusalem. Shown at the left: Untitled.

 

Lawrimore Project, 117 S. Main Street, opens from 6-8pm  with “There is One Thing I Never Liked About You.” The show, curated by Elias Hansen, features Courtney Branam, Rebecca Chernow, Darin Denison, Dan Friday and Sam McMillen, runs through July 2.

 

lisaharrisjpg Gary Nisbet’s “Teacher,” opens from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place. The exhibit refers to a related vocation of the artist, sharing his working process with young people and adults in the classroom and workshops. Some of the work was created during classroom sessions, and some images refer to the tools of the trade. Nisbet’s paintings are included in a host of prominent corporate collections nationwide as well as Boise Art Museum , Swedish Hospital in Seattle, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Shown at the right: Teacher.

 

Marquand Books Studio | Paper Hammer, 1400 Second Avenue, hosts a First Thursday reception from 5-7pm for jewelry artist Sondra Sherman. Sherman is Head of Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University, CA and has been the recipient of various awards.Also on view: Marsha Burns: Look and Look Again.


nwfinewood Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street, is featuring a demo of turning green wood with John Shrader and Drew Ebalo during First Thursday Artwalk in Pioneer Square from 6-7pm. Questions are welcome and the demo will be easily viewable for those outside the gallery on Jackson Street.  The pair will be alternating between using a lathe and explaining various tools and techniques.

 

patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is hosting an opening from 6-8pm featuring new works in oil of Luke J. Tornatzky. For the exhibition, on view through June 30,  the artist will present 14 new works that explore technique and push some boundaries through his compositions. Shown at the right: East River Rowboats.

 

Plume21, 2211 Fifth Avenue,  invites guests to stop by for First Thursday Art Walk featuring selected works by Thomas Lamprecht and Kristina Müller-Eberhard. Meet the artists and enjoy handcrafted Washington wine provided by Patterson Cellars.

 

“Hot Warm Cold: From Concept to Reality” opens in a reception fro 6-8pm at the Pratt Gallery, 312 South Washington Street. Featured is a group show of Pratt instructors.The exhibition coincides with the Glass Art Society conference and runs from June 1 – July 2, 2011.

 

Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, features Cynthia Camlin’s exhibit, “Glacial Speed,” in a reception from 5-8pm. For the project, Camlin superimposed 80 watercolor paintings on screen prints of a glacier map and created a digital video that connects the paintings in succession. The show runs through July 2.

 

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington Street, opens from 5-8pm with Paula Stokes and Robin Cass in an exhibition of work  in glass and printmaking in which the interconnectedness of the creative process is realized. The show runs through July 2.

 

traverseattle The Traver Gallery , 110 Union Street, Seattle invites all to an opening reception celebrating Lino Tagliapietra’s Voglio Ballare Tutta La Notte this Thursday, June 2nd, from 5-8 pm. Tagliapietra is one of the world’s best  known glass artists,  and his work is found in important collections and museums everywhere.  A native of Murano Italy, he has taught at the most  important and influential glass schools in the world The exhibit runs through August 21.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk and openings

Autistic artist Forrest Sargent’s photography is featured in a show opening at Art With a Heart Gallery, 570 First Avenue S., on May 5 and with a special meet the artist reception from 2-4pm on May 21. Forrest, who was featured in segments on KOMO TV 4 and KING 5 TV, consistently surprises people with his unique view of the world as expressed through the lens of his camera.

 

artxchange Opening from 5-8pm at Artxchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., is the work of former Nicaraguan Marcio Diaz. In the show, “Bubblism: Pure Color,” is the evolution of Díaz’s work from the representational work he was known for in Nicaragua, his early experiments with abstraction, and finally a series of his most ambitious Bubblism paintings so far. Also showing is the fused glass of Kurumi Conley.

 

“It’s All Good,” a paper survey featuring eight northwest artists, opens from 6-8pm at the Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Avenue South. The show is a collection of work that utilizes paper as a medium, both as a substrate

and as sculpture material.

 

cullom “East by West” opens at 6pm at the Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street. The group show of new work by eleven of Cullom Gallery’s artists based in the U.S, Europe, and Japan, illustrates contemporary takes on traditions of Japanese art on and of paper. An artists talk: “What’s So Japan About It?” is scheduled for May 7 at 1pm. Shown at the right: Saskia Lehnert.  Looking into the Sun: The Appearance of the Artist Imagining Herself as a Japanese Warrior in a Kurosawa Film.

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., is showing a group exhibition of the work of 12 local and national artists who use the letter-form as their subject matter or inspiration. The  opening reception is from 5-9pm.

 

foster Bakes_TreeOfLife Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South, opens with Sheri Bakes’ “Arrangements” and Darlene Cole’s “From the Circus for Love.” Sheri Bakes’ paintings take on a new life force as she explores her limits in paint. Darlene Cole captures the dear safety found in private moments of love while still communicating the vulnerability intimate relationships require. Shown at the left: Sheri Bakes, Tree of Life. The exhibits are on view through May 28.

 

Opening from 5-9pm at the Fraker/Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Pl S.,  is “Ornament & Artifact,” mixed media paintings by Kate Steiger. An artist’s reception is  scheduled for May 21 from 6-8pm.

 

“Women with Passports: Becky Frehse, Maylee Noah, Li Turner, Sue Wren opens from 6-8pm at Gallery 110, 110 Third Avenue S. Each piece represents a unique worldview born of traveling with an "artistic eye."

 

galleryima Gallery I|M|A, 123 South Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Seams,” new work by Travis David Smith. Smith’s work is structured or painted in a way that a sensory experience converges with an emotive state. He uses a spectrum of whites to arrest and suspend formal events.

 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., is featuring dual exhibitions with Darren Waterston and Joseph Biel through May 28.

 

lisaharris KAREN KOSOGLAD, “Figure and Landscape,” Paintings and Collages and ED KAMUDA, “Long Calling in the HillsPaintings opens at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, in a reception from 6-8pm. Kosoglad’s abstracted figures exist in a metaphysical space. Kamuda’s oil paintings employ abstract symbols of landscape elements that reinforce the spiritual quality of nature. Works by Ed Kamuda are included in the collections of Microsoft, SAFECO, Zymogenetics, and Washington schools through Art in Public Places Program. Shown at the left: Staged Landscape by Ed Kamuda.

 

“Look and look again”, work spanning 40 years of the photographs of Marsha Burns opens at Paper Hammer | Marquand Books Studio, 1400  Second Avenue, from 5-7pm.

 

nwfine “The Second Life of Trees,” a showcase of sculptural woodwork, studio furniture, and wearable wood fashion,  is on view at Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 South Jackson Street. The show will feature 14 new studio furniture designs from Northwest Fine Woodworking members as well as wood vessels, sculpture and wearable fashion from our regions acclaimed artisans. Shown at the right: Equinox by Matthew Curry.

 

patriciarovzar Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue opens from 6-8pm with works in oil on canvas by Michael Zigmond whose paintings focus not only on reality, but in particular the reality of the environment in which he lives and paints. .The artist has participated in over 50 exhibitions including shows in Boston, San Francisco and New York. His show runs through May 31. Shown at the left: Nasturtiums on Windowsill.

 

“Multifaceted: Makers & Educators” is on display at the Pratt Gallery,  312 South Washington,  in a reception from 6-8pm and continues through May 28. The exhibition features work by Seattle jewelers and metalsmiths who teach at Pratt Fine Arts Center including Paul Casey, Virginia Causey, Roger Horner, Patrick Maher and Rebecca Tomas.

 

As a tie-in to the annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference, Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, features a totally RAD (Ring a Day) exhibition showcasing 365 rings, accompanied by select photographs to illustrate the diverse, creative and inspiring rings artists have made from Day 1 to Day 365. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

 

Shift Collaborative Studio,  306 South Washington, is showing Jean Ploteau and Johanna Ringertz as part of its gallery exchange with Candyland in Sweden. Ringertz and Ploteau are two Stockholm based artists who use text, photography and performance art to comment on our common belief systems and modern human existence. The opening is from 5-8pm.

 

SRG Gallery,  110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Kehl,” former University of  Washington art professor and author.

 

Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street,  is hosting four exhibitions during the months of April and May.  Featured are a diverse range of works in glass, metal, and mixed media, from both emerging and established artists. “Dual: The Private Life of Sculpture,” is a survey of artists creating artworks that exist successfully in two capacities – as sculpture, and as objects that relate to and interact with the body.  Catherine Grisez, curated the show.

 

University of Washington’s Odegaard Library, Kane Hall, #110,  is featuring “Expanding the Imagination, a photo exhibit. A reception takes place at 6pm.