Posts Tagged ‘Langley Art Walk’

New show opens today at Brackenwood in Langley

brackenwood1The Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents new work by revered island painters Pete Jordan and Ginny O’Neill as well as sculpture by Jeff Day. On view through September 1, the exhibit opens August 2 in a reception from 5-7pm.

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:



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.

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.

First Saturday in May

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley, presents “RELICS,”  a show featuring artists Rene Flynn Federspiel, Christine Nyburg Epstein, Zoë Osenbach and Sara Saltee.  Relic is a Latin word meaning remnants, vestiges, ruins or objects that have been left behind. This theme inspired the artists to ponder what relics meant to them personally in regard to their art. Whether timeless, familiar or a repurposed vestige of the past this exhibit brings “RELICSinto the moment for all  to view



Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend, presents "Chroma," new work by Martha Worthley, with prints by guest artist Pilar McCracken in a collection she calls "Icon."



prographicaPrographica Gallery, 3419 East Denny Way in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, opens a reception for “Colors of Gray” from 2-4pm. The show is built on the formal assumption that grays are made of color and that color is fundamental to the visual understanding of the work. When an artist is working with subtle color relationships, in particular those that comprise the gray or “low end” of color, the nuanced distinctions are extremely important. Even very slight changes take on considerable importance.  Featured artists in the show are Hilary Brace, Ann Gale, Michael Howard, Amy Huddleston, and Jordan Wolfson. Shown at the left: Hilary Brace, Untitled.


simonmaceSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, brings painters Suzanne DeCuir and Gordy Edberg back to the gallery through June 2. The two painters have a complimentary softness of line and a  colorful but muted palette, and enjoy examining their surroundings from unusual perspectives in a show called “Up, Down & All Around.”  Shown at the right: Road by Gordy Edberg.

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


La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend. For a list of galleries go to:


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


Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm.


Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am –

Show openings June 1 around Puget Sound

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley,  opens   a “CONTEMPORARY QUILT AND TEXTILE SHOW” with a special reception during the Langley Art Walk on June1 from 5-7pm. . Featured are fiber artists: Carys Ann Hamer, Cynthia Husted and Cheryl Kamera and quilt artists: Carol Jerome, Elizabeth Ford Ortiz, Janet Steadman, and Gale Whitney. The show runs through June 24.




fullmoonThe Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor, is hosting Catherine foster’s “Peace Prevails Project.” There will be live demos by the artist starting at 1pm on June 1. She’ll demonstrate how she makes the copper embossed pieces, followed by live music featuring Alejandro Fleites and refreshments. Shown: the 6’ tall  Gloria the Maiden of Peace.



Pottery Northwest  is showing "Prospecting," a solo exhibition of work by Dane Youngren through June 28 in the gallery of Pottery Northwest’s historic home at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 6- 8 pm. Youngren has been an artist in residence at the gallery since 2011. His art engages with the everyday structures of the built environment serving transportation, industrial, and other functional purposes.

Happenings on First Saturday around Puget Sound

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents a  May show called “A Matter of Taste” featuring painters Faye Castle, Gail Davis, Cary Jurriaans, Joni Reed and Jason Waskey! These paintings are created to inspire the chef in all of us. The reception for the artists is  May 4  from 5-7 PM. Each artist has plumbed the depths of their creativity to contribute to “A Matter of Taste”, which conjures up the feelings one gets when sitting down to a beautifully prepared meal. Shown at the left: Orange  by Jason Waskey.



coleCole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, is featuring Patty Forte Linna’s show, “Doggie Divas and the People Who Love Them!.” The reception is from 5:30-8pm. Denise Cole says, “Bring your dogs, dressed to impress or in their natural fur and enjoy this special event!  There will be treats for both humans and your dogs along with coupons and drawings for goodie bags  compliments of All the Best of Edmonds!” Shown: Are You Talking to Me?


The art work of Eve Ingraham who will be showing both paintings and jewelry in the Featured Artist Room at  Gallery North, 508 Main Street in Edmonds. Her show reflects the colorful landscapes she encountered in travels to Venice and beyond. Meet the artist at a reception on May 4 from 1-4pm. One of her pieces is shown at the left.




 Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend, is showing  the work of long time Port Townsend artist Peter Gritt. The show, which runs through May 29, opens during the Port Townsend Art Walk from 5:30-8:30pm.



simonSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor Street in Port Townsend, brings featured artist, Anne Schreivogl for the month of May.  Anne is joined by her partner in life and love, esteemed painter, Alfred Currier. Anne was featured in October 2009 American Art Collector, named 2006 Best of the West for the Northwest by Southwest Art Magazine, and won first place in the 2007 Plein Air Washington, Paint Out for “Boats Afloat”. Alfred Currier’s new series was inspired by the antics of ravens he recently observed in Juneau, Alaska. Currier is well known for his vibrant landscapes, particularly Skagit Valley tulip fields, as well as paintings done on location in Europe, South and Central America, and across the United States. His work has been widely exhibited and can be found in numerous private and public collections in the United States, Europe and Japan. The reception for the artists is during the Port Townsend Art Walk  May 4 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Shown at the right: The Cat-Bird by Anne Schreivogl.

First Saturday September 3 around Puget Sound

brackenwood Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, is featuring Anne Belov and Cheryl Kamera in a new show opening September 3 from 5-7pm. Belov, a masterful painter and printmaker and Cheryl Kamera, a seasoned textile artist will blend their two mediums to produce color, texture and patterns. The show runs through September 26.  Shown at the right: No Better Than They Should Be, Anne Belov.


cole Cole Gallery, 107 5th. Avenue S. in Edmonds, introduces Lorna Libert and Charles Fiedman to the gallery in dual exhibits on view through September 30. Former New Yorker Libert’s work was described by the N. Y. Times as “Light-drenched thick strokes of pigment swirl about as if driven by a roaring gale…” Fiedman’s  blown glass  exhibit is called “Shilshole Seashells.” A reception for the artists will be September 17 from 6:30-8:30PM. Shown at the left, Eddie’s Skiff, Lorna Libert.


cullom Cullom Gallery, 603 S. Main Street in Seattle is showcasing “Cutting Edge: Contemporary Paper Cuts by Ryohei Tanaka and Qiao Xiaoguang” in an exhibit on view through October 15. An opening reception is September 3 from 4-7pm. Paper cuts by Japanese artist Ryohei Tanaka and Chinese artist Qiao Xiaoguang give a picture of the external and internal experience of life in contemporary Tokyo and Beijing, one colored by the rapid pace of urban life, international influence, modern anxieties, and environmental problems, as well as age-old cultural references, preferences, and mythologies. Shown at the right: Ryohei Tanaka, The Myth.



plasteel On view through September 30 at Plasteel Frames Gallery, 3300 1st. Avenue S., Suite 400 in Seattle, is “Expeditionary Art: Paintings from the Pacific and Polar Regions,” work by Maria Coryell-Martin. The reception for the artist is from 5-7pm. Shown at the left: by Maria Coryell-Martin.


Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison. opens a show of new work by Lisa Gilley in a reception from 5-8pm. The show runs through September 25.


waterworks Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor, invites all to a reception for Tom Rierden and Sue Roberts on September 3 from 4-7pm. Tom Rierden’s paintings and Sue Roberts’ ceramic sculptures are on view at the gallery through September 24. Roberts will give a talk about her work on Thursday, September 15 at 7pm. Shown at the right: Tom Rierden, Deere on a Grid.

New show openings for October 2

“Bells, Books and Candlesticks” is a Group Show for the month of October at Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley.  Featured Artists for this show are: Painters: Anne Belov, Gail Davis, Cary Jurriaans, Faye Castle – Bookmakers: Suzanne Schlicke, Bridget Fischer – Sculptor and Metal Artist: Georgia Gerber, Mark Fessler and Woodworkers: Jon Magill, Sherryl Goldfinger and Gary Leake and Mixed Media: Sara Saltee. Artists’ reception for “Bells, Books and Candlesticks” will be held on October 2, 2010 from 5-7 as part of Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. Shown at the right: Georgia Gerber’s candleholder , Winter’s Night.


KOBO  at Higo, 604 South Jackson Street, opens “Ordinary Household Gods,” new work by Tommer Peterson, in a reception from 6-8pm. The show runs through October 31. Graphic designer, Tommer Peterson, creates household gods who watch over day to day life. They keep our garage door openers working, calm arguements, find lost keys, bring calm when needed, mend frayed tempers and applaud wise choices.


Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens a group show featuring Susan Radant’s oils on canvas, Alisha Dall’Osto’s oils and acrylics, Chris Fahrenbruch’s digital aquatics and Cara Granger Astorquia’s acrylics. The artists’ reception is from 6-8pm.  Shown at the right by Susan Radant.


Dan Ishler’s ceramics, Susanne Newbold’s gourd vessels and Don O’Connor’s "light reactive media" are on exhibit through October  at the Open Door Gallery at Bayview Corner on Whidbey Island, Shown at the left by Dan Ishler.


Smith & Vallee Gallery , 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is showing Bellingham artist Ruthie V’s “Work” for the month of October. The opening reception is from 5-8pm.

Brackenwood Gallery features “Patterns” for the month of July

Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, will host northwest sculptor Georgia Gerber and her daughter, painter Laura Hudson, for the month of July. The show’s theme, “Patterns,” shows that patterns abound, whether they are designs from nature, chance configurations of objects, or fanciful designs from the artist’s imagination. Join the artists for the opening reception and First Saturday Art Walk in Langley on July 3 from 5-7 PM. Shown: Laura Hudson, Stripes and Dots.

Brackenwood Gallery opens “A Family Affair” June 5

An exhibit featuring Buffy Cribbs, Bruce Morrow and Briony Morrow-Cribbs opens from 5-7pm June 5 during the Langley Art Walk at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street. The unusual exhibit “A Family Affair,” features the work of mother, father and daughter and will be on view until July 1. Shown: Buffy Cribbs, Copper Pillow.