Posts Tagged ‘Seattle art galleries’

Steve Smith’s Balance Comes to Steinbrueck Native Gallery

steinbrueckWork of renowned Native American artist Steve Smith (Dla’kwagila) runs from March 22 -April 8 at the Steinbrueck Native Gallery , 2030 Western Avenue at the north end of the Pike Place Market. A reception for the artist is on Saturday, March 25 from 5-6pm. Smith’s work has been exhibited in the Changing Hands show, curated by the Museum of Arts & Design. He held his first major solo exhibition in 2013 at the Steinbrueck Gallery; his major commissions can be found at the in YVR Art Collection at the Vancouver International Airport. He is recognized as a leader in the contemporary Native art movement, changing the direction of the traditional work of the Northwest Coast peoples.

Fine Impressions Gallery Celebrates French Fest This Month

fineIn honor of the 4th Annual French Fest at the Seattle Center on March 19  month, Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE., is  sharing their favorite France-inspired art on the Homepage. It is a celebration of all things stylish, like this  poster from the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.

Fine Impressions Honors Northwest Flower and Garden Show

fineIn honor of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the Fine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE in Seattle, is sharing  favorite botanicals on the Homepage this month where there is a huge collection ranging from the 1500s to contemporary local artists. Shown: Streptocarpus; Tanigami Konan; 1917; Woodblock.

Celestial Jewelry Arriving February 8 at Facèré Jewelry Art

facereSeattle’s Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, 1420 Fifth Avenue, presents “Celestial: Comets, Cupids, and Other Heavenly Bodies,” a special exhibition of artist-made jewelry inspired by the stellar outer realms. The opening champagne reception is February 8 from 5-6:30pm at the gallery. The artists will lecture from 4-5pm.

Participating artists include Davide Bigazzi, Jana Brevick, Nancy Mēgan Corwin, Kathleen Faulkner, Peg Fetter, Laurie Hall, Jacquie & Uosis, Emily Johnson, Nadine Kariya, Janis Kerman, Kirk Lang, David LaPlantz, Jane Martin, Carla Pennie McBride, Jennifer Merchant, Marcia Meyers, emiko oye, Linda Kindler Priest, Jayne Redman, Jan Smith, Checha Sokolovic, Liaung-Chung Yen, Cynthia Toops, Sarah Wauzynski, and Wolfgang Vaatz. Image: Sarah Wauzynski, Rings, 2016, brooch, sterling silver

Important Paintings & Drawings by Northwest Master Morris Graves Showing at Woodside/Braseth Gallery

Often associated with a group of painters from the Pacific Northwest, known as the Northwest School, which included Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan and Mark Tobey, Morris Graves became an overnight sensation in 1942 when his work appeared in a show of new American talent at the Museum of Modern Art. The show is on view at Woodside/Braseth Gallery,  1201 Western Avenue, through February 17.

Hiroshi Yoshida Japanese Woodblocks at Fine Impressions

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th. Avenue NE, is featuring famous Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida this month. Yoshida is known for his master of the Japanese woodblock technique. Shown is his  Bamboo Wood. Also showing are whimsical mezzotints of polar bears by local artist Carol Lynn Kirchner.

Seattle First Thursday in November

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “William Morris,” selections from the artist’s archives.  Since his humble beginnings as Dale Chihuly’s gaffer, William Morris has become a major player Morris’ sculptures can be found in many museum collections around the world, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).  Shown: MAZORCA INSTALLATION.”


artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with “Reconstructed Memories,” the debut solo exhibition of Alla Goniodsky, a Russian-born stage designer, painter and sculptor. Her new exhibition comprises painting and sculpture to create a dramatic world that seems to arise from the misty corners of memory. Shown: Eve.



CaptureDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., opens from 6-8pm with a very timely exhibit, “Pick Your Poison, Politics in Print,” on view through November 26.



Foster/White Gallery,  220 Third Ave. S.,  presents a new body of work by Casey McGlynn, opening on Thursday, November 3.from 6-8pm



frederickThrough November, “MAKERS OF A NEW WORLD – The 20th Century Avant-Garde And The Post-War Americans They Inspired” is showing at Frederick Holmes and Company , 309 Occidental Avenue. The exhibition features original etchings, lithographs, carborundums, and screen-prints by six European Modern Masters – Josef Albers (1888-1976), Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Joan Miro (1893-1983), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Roberto Matta (1911-2002) – in tandem with select members of the generation of Post War Americans they influenced – Jim Dine (B.1935), Sam Francis (1923-1994), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), James Rosenquist (B.1933), and Donald Sultan (B.1951). Shown: Josef Albers, Homage to the Square SP-VI.


Mike Moran: “Tide Pools and Other Paintings,”  opens from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street. With influences from the landscapes of Montana and Wyoming, as well as the lava fields of Hawaii, Mike Moran paints and sculpts the colors and surfaces of earth, rock and water in subtly modulated tones and textures.



Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., opens with Mark Calderon and Jeffrey Simmons, November 3 from 6-8:00 p.m. Join them on Saturday, November 5, at noon for a  “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through.



harrisharveyHarris/Harvey Gallery, (formerly Lisa Harris Gallery with new name and new location) 1915 First Avenue, opens “Digital Canvas,’ works in a new vein by established Seattle artist, Richard Morhous. Long known for his acrylic paintings, Morhous embraces the possibilities of new technologies, creating bold images of urban landscapes using an iPad. Archival pigment prints made from these digital paintings will be on display from November 3 – 26. Shown: Geometry.



For his seventh exhibition at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.,  Fred Holcomb continues to mine the fertile ground of land- and seascape painting. Generated from a lifetime of road trips, Holcomb’s work pictures the wide-open spaces of the West. On these drives, he experiences the landscape passing at freeway speed as if by truck, which he also depicts in one painting.



Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington, is showing "buried collage" paintings by Kate Steiger as well as pillows and table runners from the  Kate Steiger Home Collection. Also showing during November Art Walk are new designs from jewelry artist Robin E Westbrook.



proPrographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “IDENTITY Insight: Unfolding the Visual Narrative,” featuring David Bailin, Eric Beltz, Shay Bredimus, Wes Christensen(1949-2015), Josh Dorman, Tim Lowly, Michelle Muldrow, Len Paschoal, Fred Stonehouse, and Yuriko Yamaguchi. On view through  December 23, the show  features the work of ten Koplin Del Rio artists and completes the series of three IDENTITY exhibitions introducing the gallery’s artists to a Seattle audience. Curator Eleana Del Rio grouped these artists together because they share a common interest in pictorial narrative. Shown: David Bailin, Raking Leaves




Mariane Ibrahim Gallery608 Second Avenue, presents “Parallel Worlds, the second American solo exhibition of the work of photographer, Jean Claude Moschetti, from November 3 until December 3, 2016, with an opening on Thursday, November 3rd from 6 to 8 pm.


ston“Roots Than Connect Us All: A Mother & Son Collaboration” opens at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, in a reception from 6-8pm. "Roots That Connect Us All" shines a light on another historic artistic collaboration between men and women, that of weaving and painting, and immortalized in the painted weavings of Charles and Isabella Edenshaw (Haida). Often acknowledged as the greatest historic artists from the Pacific Northwest Coast, Charles and Isabella’s collaborative works are among the finest objects held in museum collections throughout the world.



Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “ Up and At ’em,”  an important new series of leaded glass screens by esteemed artist, Dick Weiss. Weiss began exhibiting his glass work at Traver Gallery in 1979, has shown with the gallery in numerous solo shows in a variety of mediums, and has been part of many collaborative exhibitions since that time.



zincArtist Harold Hollingsworth will show recent works from a series he began in Berlin at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S, in a solo exhibition running November 3-28. The opening night artist’s reception will be held on November 3 5-8pm during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk and is open to the public.Hollingsworth exhibits internationally in Berlin, Los Angeles, and Seattle and can be found in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom, Bank of America, Hogue Cellars, Target, and the Vulcan Group. Shown: Dual by Harold Hollingsworth

Signs of Life at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereOpening October 19 in a reception in the City Centre conference room at 1420 5th. Ave. from 5-6:30pm at the Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, is “Sins of Life” . Signs of Life is an annual literary journal and cotemporary jewelry art exhibition featuring work by nine jewelry artists. One piece by each artist is used as the jumping-off point for nine written pieces by published authors. Shown: Sunrise by Chris Abrass. The show runs through November 9.

Northwest Woodworkers Off the Wall: Everyday Art

nwwood"Off the Wall: Everyday Art," opens in a wine-tasting reception from 5-8pm September 22 at the Northwest Woodworkers Gallery, 2111 1st. Avenue in Seattle. The exhibition focuses on a selection of unique and whimsical studio furniture pieces from the artisan members of  Northwest Woodworkers Gallery. Included will be works by Reid Anderson, Matthew X Curry, Curtis Erpelding, James Esworthy, Hank Holzer, John Kirschenbaum, Seth Rolland, and John Thoe. These pieces were selected for their striking design and use of materials.

Lisa Harris Gallery Reincarnated as Harris Harvey Gallery has Grand Opening September 8 with John McCormick Exhibit

CaptureHarris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue the reincarnation of 32-year old Lisa Harris Gallery, announces its grand opening in the new location Thursday, September 8 with an exhibition of oil paintings by nationally-known California painter John McCormick. McCormick, who will attend the opening from 6-8pm, calls his latest body of work “Clues and Fragments.”

Now located in the Alaska Trade Building along the vibrant First Ave corridor, still within the Pike Place Market Historical District, the gallery is trading its former water view for an active street presence. Sarah Harvey, the new owner and director who has worked closely with Lisa Harris for the past six years, will continue the West Coast focus established by Lisa Harris, while introducing new talent to the gallery’s established artist group. Shown: Bubble Boy.

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery says, “Lend Me Your Ears…”

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery,  1420 Fifth Avenue,  presents “Lend Me Your Ears…Your Neck…Your Wrists,” an exhibition of new work by jewelry artist Trudee Hill. Using her signature square sterling silver wire to form precise words and phrases, this collection brings new meaning to the term ‘statement jewelry.’ The right words can inspire and empower. Say what you mean. Wear what you say. Hill is best known for her fabricated, one-of-a-kind jewelry in sterling silver. Square wire is bent, cut, soldered and filed one hundred times over to form precise letters, words, and symbols. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibition is on view through September 28.

Five Shows Recommended by the Seattle Times

Michael Upchurch, writing for the Seattle Times, has an an article you should read titled, “Five must see art shows in September.” He lists some exhibits at Bumbershoot this weekend, the “BAM Biennial 2016:Metalmorphosis” at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Michael Paul Miller show at the Linda Hodges Gallery, Deborah Butterfield at the Greg Kucera Gallery, and “Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration” at the Schack Art Center in Everett.

Stencil Prints and Fine Impressions Gallery

fineFine Impressions Gallery, 8300 5th Avenue NE in Seattle, wraps up their exploration of the different forms of printmaking with an in depth look at stencil prints this month. These include serigraphs, also know as silk screens, as well as pochoir prints. Both printmaking techniques use the basic concept of stenciling but take it to the level of fine art through the layering of colors, fine detail and graphic style. See some examples from the collection, such as this serigraph from Hawaiian artist Janet Holaday, on their homepage.

Clarke & Clarke Native American Art Show Opens August 4

clarkeClarke & Clarke Art + Artifacts , 7605 SE 27 Street. #105 on Mercer Island, participates in the Island Art Walk on Mercer Island from 5-8pm  on August 4 with a reception celebrating art from Northwest and Southwest Native American artists. Featured are works by Floyd Joseph, Barry Wilson, Russell Smith, Robert Davidson, Bruce Bess Cleveland, A. Kimmel, Fred Etitty, Alice Adams, Kathy Pimo and many others in a wide variety of original indigenous artworks.

Funny Business at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

facereFacèré Jewelry Art Gallery,  1420 Fifth Avenue, presentsFunny Business: Making Mischief” from July 27 through August 17.  From irreverent design to playful disguise, nine artists bring a smile to their craft. The featured artists are: Emily Cobb, Nikki Couppee, Anna Davern, Chris Giffin, Thomas Hill, Felieke van der Leest, Kristin Lora, Sam Mitchell, and Tabea Reulecke. Shown: Anna Davern, Covert Operator, object with removable brooch, reworked biscuit tin, printed steel, spring mechanism, and copper stand. Gentleman with kitten mask that uses a spring mechanism to reveal a possum face underneath. Photo: Andrew Phillips