Posts Tagged ‘La Conner galleries’

LaConner Quilt Museum Changes Name

The LaConner Quilt Museum  is now the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

and now has a new website to match the new name.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through September 5

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

 

August 27 – October 29

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring 2000 plus hand blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations visit www.tacomaglassblowing.com.

 

September 2 – 4

ARTfusion, Annual Fine Art Show by Sequim’s award winning artists. The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim, 11am – 5pm. Call 360/670-8671.

 

September 3 – 4

Lopez Island Artists Studio Tour. Visit www.lopezstudiotour.org

 

September 3 – 5

Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Art Festival, Seattle Center. The biggest of its kind in North America. Visit www.bumbershoot.org.

Museum of Northwest Art Opens Two New Exhibits March 26

mona“Beyond Aztlán: Mexican and Chicana/o Artists in the Pacific Northwest”  and “Robert Flynn: Art from the Permanent Collection” open March 26 at the  Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner. The opening reception is March 26 fro 2-5 pm.

Covering a wide spectrum of media—collage, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture—the 15 artists whose works are included in the Beyond Aztlan exhibition epitomize the diversity of our community; the range of interests and activities that have defined the evolution of a Chicano/Mexican aesthetic expression in the Pacific Northwest over the last sixty years.

The Flynn exhibit will feature both sculpture and paintings, many of which are abstract. The viewer will be able to observe both the thick paint strokes of Ryder, drops reminiscent of Pollock, and many other Modern art techniques and styles that Flynn made his own throughout his career.

Shown: Fulgencio Lazo, Luz por la paz, 2013, mixed media, 32 x 28 inches

Three new exhibitions open at Museum of Northwest Art

monaOpening today at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner are three new exhibitions which will be showing through June 14. The first, “Study in Green: from the Permanent Collection,” is  a huge exhibition of the many well-known Pacific Northwest artists collected by the museum. The next, “Neo Naturalist,” will sponsor a panel discussion on May 2 at 4pm where a group of artists and scientists discuss individual responses to environmental degradation. Lastly, is” Etsuko Ichikawa Hakoniwa Project: to touch & be touched.” The artist will give a presentation on April 4 at 1pm.  Shown: Michael Paul Miller, Switchback, 2007, oil on canvas, 60 x 84 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Calendar of art walks and events through January 4

First Thursday (Most galleries will have openings on January 8 because of New Year’s Eve)

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.

First Saturday around Puget Sound

The Museum of Northwest Art‘s annual auction is this Saturday in La Conner. La Conner jewelry artist and  Ann Hardee Gallery  owner, Ann Hardee, created this necklace at the left  for the auction. It contains 81 hand-wrapped pendants with AA grade tourmaline teardrops, freshwater pearls and 22kt g.p. beads. For the online auction brochure, go to: www.monamuseum.org/art-auction.

 

 

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, celebrates summer  with a show featuring, oil painter Jason Waskey and “Garden Garnishes” Sculpture Exhibit from seven of Whidbey’s finest sculptors. On display will be sculptures in bronze, stone and steel made to adorn the home or garden by artists: Dan Freeman, Georgia Gerber, Ivan Neaigus, Jim Patereau, Sharon Spencer, Sue Taves and Lloyd Whannell. Mary Fisher of Cultus Bay Nursery and Maureen Murphy of Bayview Farm and Garden are creating a “garden” ambiance in the gallery for the opening on July 5 from 5-7 PM. Shown at the right: Jason Waskey, Blue on Yellow.

 

 

Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Street in La Conner, is showing sculptor Ed Nordin’s Sleeping Bird, as well as new work by Maggie Wilder.

 

 

The Max Grover Gallery, 820 Water Street  in Port Townsend,  exhibits new work by local painter Frank Samuelson through August 24.

 

simonSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, showcases Seattle painter Lisa Snow Lady’s new series of quiet interiors which  share a complimentary palette with Port Townsend painter Joan Jonland’s wistful landscapes. Seattle sculptor Elizabeth Copland  joins them with playful ceramic pups which might frolic both inside or out. On view through July 28, opening reception is during . Gallery Walk 5:30 to 8pm, Saturday, July 5th. Shown at the left: The Heron Scouts by Joan Jonland.

 

 

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, features a selection of work by Skagit based artists Tracy Powell and Kris Ekstrand Molesworth. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

 

 

waterWaterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor, invites all to a special jewelry show this weekend from 11-4 on Saturday and Sunday. The artists are Dianne Coe, Peggy Hunt, Anna Skibska and Jan Marie Tognela.

Gallery Cygnus in La Conner opens Draw, Stitch & Burn

Join Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner, on April 5 from 5-8pm for the opening reception for, “Draw, Stitch & Burn,” featuring work by  Eve Deisher and Lanny Bergner. The two-person exhibition runs through Sunday, May 18. Don’t forget the Skagit Valley Art Escape art walk in La Conner this weekend.

Calendar of art walks and events through February 2

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. For a list of galleries go to: http://skagitvalleyartescape.com/category/visual-art/

 

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

First Saturday openings in September

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island opens their Fourth Annual Print Show  Sept. 7 with an artists’ reception from 5-7 PM. This exhibit features new prints by Francy Blumhagen, Buffy Cribbs, Briony Morrow Cribbs, Diane Divelbess, Bridget Fischer and Bruce Morrow. The show runs through Sept. 30. Many of the prints in this exhibit were produced at the recently opened Flicker Feather Press print shop and learning center. Brackenwood artists Bruce Morrow and Buffy Cribbs created a facility dedicated to the print arts that can be achieved on an etching press. Shown: Buzz II by Briony Morrow Cribbs.

 

 

Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner, opens “ Maggie Wilder’s Magic Mud Show” with a special artist reception September 7, 5-8pm coinciding  with the Skagit Art Escape / La Conner Gallery Walk that evening.  Also showing, Jeffrey Hanks vessels.

 

 

goodearthGood Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, opens with a reception from 2-5pm with “Flock Back to School” featuring the diverse work of local high school teacher, Lonnie Schang for September. Schang has had works selected for publication in several editions of Lark Crafts best-selling "500 Series," including 500 Vases, Best of 500 Ceramics and 500 Teapots, Vol. 2 (just released, August 2013).

 

 

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue  in Edison,  presents a cutting-edge exhibition by Northwest School artists Joel Brock and one of the top anticipated painters in the Pacific Northwest Gregg Laananen. Brock (Edison) is best known for his paintings that explore landscape, architecture, and still life as subject matter but recently he has been pushing the boundaries. Gregg Laananen (Deming) paints en plein air (French for “open air”) to preserve the immediate essence of a specific setting.  The show opens from 5-8pm.

Skagit Valley Art Escape–an art party this coming weekend

annhardeeThere’s a party going on at the 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). The galleries will not only be open late for the art walk, but many will be hosting live art demonstrations and entertainment. For instance, new kid on the block, Ann Hardee Gallery, 101 N. First Street in La Conner,  will feature a popular local mosaic artist who will be doing an in-gallery demonstration, and the gallery  will have music starting at 4:30 p.m. There will also be live music in Gilkey Square (the public space near a number of the La Conner galleries) starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free. Pictured above courtesy of the Ann Hardee Gallery

New shows opening August 3

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

Here are a few other shows around Puget Sound

Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner,   hosts Todd J. Horton and Peregrine O’Gormley from April 5th – May 19th. The artists’ reception is Saturday, April 6 from 3 – 5pm.

 

 

Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is featuring artwork by Francis X Donovan and Bill Snow. This exhibition will feature selections from their shared studio space, informally named “Studio X”, in ranging media including painting and carving.

 

 

Ron Ward presents his new encaustic work, “Waxed Paper” at the Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second Street in Langley, with an opening on April 6, 5-7 pm. The work will be on view through April 30.  For more information visit www.whidbeyartists.com

Calendar of art walks and events through March 17

Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk from 5-8pm. More information and maps: www.blitzcapitolhill.com

West Seattle Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, Visit www.westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com.

 

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm. May through October

 

Third Saturday

Everett Art Walk, 4pm-7pm. Visit www.everettartwalk.org.

LaConner Art Walk, 4pm-8pm. www.laconnerchamber.com/

 

March 16

Splash: Art at the Museum, Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor will showcase art available

for sale via live and silent auctions. Visit www.harborhistorymuseum.org.

 

Wearable Art at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner from 10am-5pm.  The Museum has been totally given over to 40 hand-picked artists from the Northwest. All of their unique, handmade creations are for sale and part of each sale goes to support the Museum.  This is the 29th year of MoNA Style, one of the Museum’s most popular annual events.  Free entry is made possible by Key Bank, La Conner. All-day modeling at participating restaurants in La Conner. For more detailed information on all of the participating artists, please visit the website at www.museumofnwart.org/mona-style.

 

Tacoma Art Museum community symposium, “The Art of reconciliation and the Holocaust” at 12pm. Visitors can also see “Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective of Michael Kenna’s Photography,”  that includes photographs from the concentration camps taken in the 1990s by Michael Kenna.

Black and White Color Study on view at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner through March 13

monaThe exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner offers an atypical look at the Northwest palette from the diversity of artworks in the collection.  Plus, excerpts from studies that tackle the question, “Are black and white colors?,” with the science and history behind black and white. Artwork in the exhibit features:  Guy Anderson, Jim Ball, Harold Balazs, Kenneth Callahan, Doris Chase, William Ivey, Clayton James, John-Franklin Koenig, Verne Mittelstadt, Ann Morris, Mark Mueller, Virginia Paquette, Tracy Powell, Kathleen Rabel, Mark Tobey, Dale Travous, Gerard Tsutakawa, and Thomas T. Wilson.  Also showing is an exhibition of photographic portraits of 20 Northwest artists by Eduardo Calderón, audio and transcribed interviews conducted by Calderón, and works by the artists. Shown: Jim Ball, Silver Days.

“Deep Listening” opens July 14 at Gallery Cygnus

Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Avenue, La Conner, is showing, “Deep  Listening,”  the  contemplative work of seven artists through August 26. Participating artists include Heidi Epstein, Jules Faye, Marilyn Frasca, Theodora Jonsson, Natalie Niblack, Elizabeth Tapper and Maggie Wilder.  A reception for the artists takes place July 14 from 3-5pm.