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Beneath the Surface opens at Oasis August 3

oasis On August 3 during the Wallingford Art Walk from 6-9pm the Oasis Art Gallery, 3644 Wallingford Avenue N., opens “Beneath the Surface.” The artists included in the exhibit, Josh Martin, Nancy Merrill, Forrest Sargent and Gwendolyn Worthy, will attend the exhibit and talk about how the sought to delve deep into themselves to tell the truth with their art. The show runs through October 15. Shown: Obstruction by Josh Martin.

Calendar of art walks and special events January 3 – 9

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.

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

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.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk

artxchange ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue South, continues “Light!” illuminated sculpture and lighting designs, with five artists who  explore the possibilities of  light as a sculptural element. The show will  be on view from 5-8pm on First Thursday and will  continue through December 31. Shown at the left: Red Tiger Koi Chandelier by Elaine Hanowell.

 

A monumental exhibition by Northwest painter Linda Davidson opens  at Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Avenue S. in Pioneer Square, in a reception from 6-8pm. In Davidson’s fourth solo show at the gallery, nearly 500 square paintings hang in a grid, creating a massive mosaic replete with a spectrum of luminous colors. The show is on view through January 22.

 

Flat Color Gallery, 528 First Avenue S., opens from 5-8pm with a reception for Baso Fibonacci’s solo exhibition. The show ends December 31.

 

Darby_Flight ofthePhoenix Twenty-eight Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S.,  artists respond to the title “Olive Branch through drawing sculpture, painting, fiber and glass. This group show develops themes of green: sustainability, nature, hue, and peace. Over eighty works by these artists will be on exhibition through December 24. Shown at the right Flight of the Phoenix by Ben Darby.

 

In honor of the holiday shopping season, Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue South,  artists present a group exhibition of works no larger than 16 x 16 inches. Also on view is “Learning to Read Music,” a new body of work by Becky Frehse that explores connections between classical musical form and painting.

 

Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson Street is hosting an Annual Holiday Group Show featuring affordable fine art in honor of the holidays. The reception is from 6-8pm.

 

lisa harris Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens in a reception from 6-8pm with “Carpe Color recent work by Joel Brock. Brock’s work has been shown at the Museum of Northwest Art and Whatcom Museum and is included in the collections of numerous Pacific Northwest institutions. While electing to show his work primarily regionally, the artist is represented in private collections nationwide as well as in Tokyo. He has exhibited with the gallery since 1994. Shown at the left: Lone Poppy.

 

nwfinewood Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S. Jackson Street,  stays open  until 8pm with their Annual Box and Container Show featuring an array of wood “box” designs. All  are invited to vote on the “People’s Choice Award” to be given at the December 2 art walk reception where prizes will be awarded by the Northwest Fine Woodworking jury for first, second and third place. Shown at the right: by Judith Ames.

 

Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Pioneer “  Square gallery located at  306 S Washington St, Suite 102, presents a group show featuring work from Pratt’s Sculpture Department.  “Bronze Age will showcase works in bronze by artists Dan Broxon, Laura Camp, Lee Campbell, Anne Lancaster, Kenneth Lewis, Rafael Ponce and Ed Thayer. All seven artists explore the medium through figurative and abstract sculpture.

 

patricia rov Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, hosts their 18th Anniversary Group Exhibition from December 2nd through December 31st. The opening reception is on Thursday, December 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.  Featured is new work from all the gallery artists including Z.Z. Wei, Tyson Grumm, Stephanie Hargrave & Gregg Robinson. Also  on view is the work of three new  painters to the gallery roster: Larry Gray, Michael Zigmond and Bill Braun. Shown at the  left: Chair with Red Coat, by. Michael Zigmond

 

Chosen from over 70 project submissions from across the US and beyond, Punch Gallery , 119 Prefontaine Place South, presents an installation of new media works by North Carolina-based artist Mark Koven. For his exhibition at PUNCH, he takes inspiration from the life of the French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. “Falling into the Sky focuses on the "essential" as experienced through the merging of a child and adult’s perspectives. The reception is from 5-8pm.

 

traverseattleSecond Harvest,” a solo exhibition of cast glass vessels by New Zealand-based artist Layla Walter, opens at the Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, in a reception from 5-8pm. Walter was awarded a scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School, and received the Saxe Award for best new artist. Since then she has boosted her international profile by taking part in exhibitions in Australia, Denmark, Japan, and the United States. The show runs through January 31.

Traversing Realms opens tonight at Oasis Art Gallery

oasis Wallingford’s Oasis Art Gallery, opens from 6-9pm tonight during the Wallingford Art Walk with “Traversing Realms,” a tribute to their sixth year anniversary. Shown: Combining the cosmos with the human iris in photographs by Ellen Martorelli.

Calendar of art walks and special events November 1 – 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.  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.

November 1 – 30

Tacoma Arts Month.- www.artatworktacoma.com

November 5-7

LaConner’s 25th Annual Arts Alive!  Weekend festival and Invitational Art Show. Visit www.laconnerchamber.com.

November 6-7

Jefferson County Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair in Port Townsend, Sat. 10am-4pm. Sun. 11am.-3pm. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

November 7

One Day Youth Art Show at the Oasis Art Gallery, 3644 Wallingford Avenue N. in Seattle. 

Calendar of art walks and special events September 13 – 19

Third Thursday

Belltown Art Walk. For more information and maps: http://bedlamite.com/bawm/?page_id=144

Edmonds Art Walk, 5pm-8pm.  Visit www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm

Tacoma Art Walk.  Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5pm-8pm.  All three museums are free.  Call 253.272.4258.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm.  E-mail info@bouncingwall.com.

Third Friday

Port Orchard Art Walk from 4-7pm.

Third Saturday

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

LaConner Art Walk, 4pm-8pm.

Last Thursday

Microsoft Art Collection Tours.  Open to the public, free.  RSVP two weeks in advance to artevent@microsoft.com.  Maximum of 40 can register.

September 16

Frye Art Museum presents art historian Rebecca Albiani who discusses Vermeer’s art-making at 7pm.

At 7pm the Henry Art Gallery, is sponsoring a discussion by the three artists comprising  SuttonBeresCuller about the development of their practice followed by a preview of their exhibit, “Panoptos” in the east gallery.

The Tacoma Art Museum is featuring and walk and talk with Victoria Adams from 5-7pm as she walks through her exhibition, “Where Sky Meets Earth: The Luminous Landscapes of Victoria Adams.”

September 18

Grand opening of the new Harbor History Museum at 4121 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor.

SEEDArts features a taste of Mexican, Chinese, African-American cultures in “Arts Gumbo.” The three-part series starts with “The Spirit of Mexico” featuring traditional food, music and arts at 6pm. “Arts Gumbo” will take place at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St.

September 18-19

Edmonds Art Studio Tour.  Visit 21 art studios and interact with 42 artists from 10am-5pm. Information about this self-guided tour along with maps at www.edmondsartstudiotour.com.

September 19

“Magic Lantern:Talks  on Film and Art” at the Frye Art Museum at 2pm. Lectures with film clips from film critic Robert Horton.

First Thursday Art Walk Seattle September 2

15 Years of Cultural Exchange, Photographs by Cora Edmonds,” celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S. Founded in 1995 by Cora Edmonds to raise cultural awareness and promote global understanding through art, the gallery is hosting an artist’s reception from 5-8pm. Edmonds unveils images from Japan, Ukraine, Mexico, Vietnam, Egypt and more. Shown at the left: Egypt collection.

Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Avenue South, opens from 6-8pm with “Dongguan Highways Hot Pink,” paintings in acrylic gouache by Timothy Siciliano.  The King County Arts Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and the Seattle Arts Commission have awarded Siciliano contracts for his sculpture. The City of Seattle, City of Issaquah and Washington State have his work in their collections as does the Smithsonian Institute.

Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental  Avenue South, opens from 6-8pm with exhibits featuring John Grade in “Circuit,” Ian Boyden’s “Feathers Shed from a Meteor,” and “New Paintings” by Adrienne Sherman in the new gallery mezzanine. Shown at the right: The-Hounds-of-Euphistos by Adrienne Sherman.

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 First Avenue South, opens from 5-9pm with Joe Vollan’s solo exhibition of a new series of paintings featuring steam-punk landscapes inhabited by skeletal figures, animals and robots.

 

Cara Barer, Ed Ou, Toby Smith, and Luce Pelletier explore technology, conflict, pollution, and our humanity in, “Perspectives,”  an exhibit at Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South #100. Most recently Barer received second place in the Women in Photography International Juried Competition. Ou’s work receives honors such as The Best of Photojournalism, Ian Parry Scholarship, and NY Photo awards. Smith’s Light After Dark was syndicated by Getty Reportage and went on to be nominated for the Prix Pictet 2009 and took 3 prizes at the PX3 awards 2009. Shown at the left: Drax by Toby Smith.

Opening at Gallery 110 from 6-8pm, 110 3rd. Avenue S., is “I Know You, I Don’t Know You: Constructing Recognition,” Through paintings, prints, fiber arts and sculpture,  gallery artists Monika Dalkin and Amy Oates, joined by guest artists Natalie St. Martin and Molly Magai explore the recognition experience. Also on view in the small space is “Amy Oates:Ode to Urban Sprawl.”

Gallery IMA, 123 South Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm featuring works by Carol Milne and Rickie Wolfe. Milne, who teaches at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, exploits her view on the Iraq war with kiln cast grenades. Wolfe uses objects as a vehicle to transfer color and texture onto a surface. The show is on view through October 3. Shown at the right: a piece by Carol Milne.

 

The Lawrimore Project, newly moved to 101 South Main Street in Pioneer Square, opens from 5-8pm with “Taking Pictures,” featuring the work of Isaac Layman. The show is on view though October 2.

 

Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place Market, opens from 5-8pm with solo exhibitions featuring Ann Morris’ “10 Years in Bronze” and John McCormick’s “Recent Paintings.” Morris, who maintains a studio on Lummi Island , has exhibited in Southern California, the Mid-west, and New England since 1969. Her work has been shown at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Los Angeles Museum of Art and is in the collections of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Museum of Northwest Art. McCormick is included in collections throughout the country and in Europe and Japan. His work has also been shown in the mid-west and southwest regions of the U.S. The Triton Museum (Santa Clara, California) presented a solo exhibition of McCormick’s work in 2001.Shown at the left: Ann Morris, Double Beaver.

 

A new collection of paintings by Z.Z. Wei opens at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, at a reception for the artist from 6-8pm.  Wei has been a resident artist at both Whitman College in Walla Walla and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.  In 1993 he was honored to participate in a group show at the Frye Museum  and, in addition to his annual exhibition at Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle over the past 21 years, has had exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Vancouver B.C.Shown at the right: The Real Thing.

 

The “PONCHO Exhibition” opens from 6-8pm at the Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios, 306 S. Washington, showcasing the work of Adele Eustis, Julia Harrison, Crista Matteson, Arun Sharma and, Pete Singleton. For over 20 years, PONCHO  has been supporting the scholarship program at Pratt, providing emerging artists with the opportunity to explore new media and enhance their work.

Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, opens from 5-8pm with “Spill” featuring the oil paintings and watercolors of Patricia Hagen. Hagen has shown her work around the country.

The Seattle ArtREsource, 625 First Avenue on the second floor, is hosting a special reception from 5-7pm for their new exhibition,”WINGS,” on view through October 9. From the oddball and quirky, to the classic and infamous, “WINGS” focuses on the imagery of flight. The Seattle ArtResource is Seattle’s only gallery focusing on the sale of preowned art and specializes in well-known artists such as Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Paul Horiuchi, and Andy Warhol as well as many others.  Shown: Andy Warhol silkscreen.

 

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington, opens from 5-8pm with Jessie Lyle and Fred Runkel in “Light, Shadow and Liminality,” an exhibition of drawing, photography, printmaking and poetry. Through collaboration and the application of a variety of media this body of work reflects their efforts to stay open to mystery.

Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street,  is featuring two exhibits in an artist reception from 5-8pm. On view is Debora Moore’s “orchidaceae” and Shelley Muzylowski-Allen’s “fade in.” The shows run through October 3. Shown at the left: Debora Moore’s Phragmapedium:Plant Series.

First Thursday Art Walk Seattle

Artxchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue South, continues “Mountain Visions” through August 28, featuring the work of Donald Cole. Opening on First Thursday is the art of Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw and continues until September 5.  Yoshihara-Bradshaw offers cut-paper artwork using washi paper (elegant printed patterns inspired by the ornate kimono designs from the Edo period of Japanese history). Shown: a piece by Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw.

Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue South, is showing “Natural and Urban Landscapes” through August 28 with an opening from 6-8pm. Works by six artists: Leslie Cain (WA), Elaine Coombs (CA), William E. Elston (WA), Dan Gualdoni (MO), Philip Koch (MD), and Emily Leonard (TN) all approach landscape differently. The works range from descriptive, to impressionistic, to atmospheric, to expressionistic. Shown at the right: Gualdoni. Coastal Redux 62.

{Far4} , 1020 First Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with “Sociobiosilica,” new work by glass artist Hugh Willa.

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 1st. Avenue S., opens “BIGFOOT, CHIP7, EL KAMINO” from 5-9pm.  Bigfoot is a California Bay Area based nature loving artist,and has been a major influence in the skateboard industry for more than a decade. The show continues through  August.

Casey McGlynn translates everyday trials and tribulations in his latest exhibition, “enter chasing the dragon slayer,” opening at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue South #100, and continuing through August 28.  Also showing is the work of T.  L. Lange. The gallery has represented  T. L. Lange’s work since 2000.  His work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, including Boeing Corporate Headquarters, Microsoft Corporation, and Saks Fifth Avenue.Corporation. Shown: Figuring it out from the Inside by Casey McGlynn.

Gallery 110 110 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with an exhibition of work from the Blackfish Gallery in Portland. Concurrently, Blackfish is presenting work by Gallery 110 artists. Each gallery is perfectly sited – Blackfish in Portland’s vibrant Pearl District, and 110 at the heart of the arts district in Pioneer Square.

Works by Eric Adrian Lee and J.D. Perkin open from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 South Jackson Street,  and continues through August 28.  Eric Adrian Lee creates a composition through the atmospheric presence of the matter and has shown his works nationally and been featured in various solo and group exhibitions. Perkin focuses on the human form and structure through his ceramic works and has shown across the west coast and featured in Sculpture Magazine, The Oregonian, Artweek, and on the Oregon Broadcasting channel.

Molly Epstein’s “We Walk Wounded: Jewelry & Objects About Healing” opens from 6-8pm at Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S. The exhibit, on  view through August 27, includes a large-scale kinetic sculpture, a group of abstract, wall-hung pieces, and a series of brooches created from materials and inspiration drawn from healing and medical environments.

The Morris Graves Centenary exhibition opens with a festive reception on First Thursday, August 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at 3 galleries in the Tashiro Kaplan compound: Rock/DeMent Gallery, the Corridor, and Angle Galleries at 306 S. Washington St. Following the reception, the exhibition will remain open for public viewing on Saturdays from noon to 5:00 PM through August 28 (or by appointment).

Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way South, opens from 6-8pm with “Issac Layman – 110%,” In 2008, the Seattle Art Museum awarded Layman the Betty Bowen Award and featured his work in a year-long solo exhibition.  Within the region he has been included in group exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum, The Henry Art Gallery as part of the Monsen Collection of Photography, the Archer Gallery at Clark College, Vancouver, and in Portland at Elizabeth Leach Gallery.  Layman has also shown in New Zealand, Rome, Miami, and New York as his practice continues to expand beyond the Northwest.  His work is in numerous private and public collections as well as the permanent collections of The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Nationally-acclaimed San Francisco artist Sherry Karver opens at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, in a reception from 6-8pm, with “Synchonicity.”  The show runs through August 28. Shown at the left: Crosswalk.

Ouch My Eye, 1022 First Avenue South, asked dozens of local artists to clear their studios of forgotten works, dust them off, and bring them down to the gallery to be sold to the public at affordable prices in an exhibit showing through September 2. Over 200 works  are featured at the opening from  5-11pm on First Thursday.

On display at Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios,  306 S Washington St, Suite 102, in a reception from 6-8pm, is “Art Bridge,” highlighting the work of four emerging artists who received Pratt’s Art Bridge Fellowship in 2009-2110: Julia Heineccius, Michelle Kim, Sam McMillen and Armelle Bouchet O’Neill.

“Orange Crush,” a group show celebrating the color and the co-operative gallery artists at Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, opens in a reception from 5-8pm and is on view through August 28.

R E Welch Gallery, 1214 First Avenue, is showing the work of Triolet for the month of August. The French artist is known for his landscapes of Provence, France. Shown at the right:  Douce Soiree, Sweet Evening by Triolet.

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington, features Yun Hong Chang and Kim Sciarrone in “Memory,” sculpture and photography through August 28.

 

Opening on First Thursday at the Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street is John Kiley’s, “The Space Within,” and Dante Marioni’s “Volume.” Shown at the left: by John  Kiley, Follow.

Oasis Gallery opens “Undertones” August 4

Oasis Gallery, 3644 Wallingford Avenue, opens a new show, “Undertones,” on August 4 in a reception during the Wallingford Art Walk from 6-9pm. Artists featured are Bruce Falzarano’s acrylics, Francesca Campbell Hulick’s oils, Nancy Merrill’s found objects/recycled materials, Rob Mitchell’s oils, Peggy O’Heron’s fabric, and Scott Cahill Rude’s photography. The show is on view through October 8. Shown: Red Ribbon II by Rob  Mitchell.

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

First Thursday

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

First Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Saturday

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

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

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

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

June 29

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

June 30 

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

First Thursday June 3

ArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Ave. S., opens on First Thursday with “Funktional Ware” by Adrien Miller. The ceramic wares are hand-thrown from recycled clay, scraps reclaimed from local studios and schools. The show is on view through June 26. Last month’s exhibit, “Future’s Past: The Black Ships,” is still on view.

C Art Gallery, 855 Hiawatha Place, opens tonight from 5:30-7:30 with a visual art and poetry fusion show called “Speak to Me.” A select group of artists and poets are coming together for a one night only collaboration.

Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing a new body of  work  by northwest artist Barbara Robertson. Robertson has received numerous grants and awards including the Neddy Artist Fellowship Award and a Fellowship in Digital and Traditional Print from Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Her work can be found in many public collections such as the Tacoma Art Museum, King County 4 Culture Portable Works, and the City of Seattle, Portable Works Collection. The Contemporary Print and Drawing Center introduces the work of three new young print artists working with the etching process to create visual narratives: Ellen Heck (California), Carrie Lingscheit (Ohio) and Matt Rebolz (Austin, Texas). Shown: Barbara Robertson’s Light Gray.

April Brimer’s photo illustrations, “Strange Magic,” are  on view at {Far4}, 1020 First Avenue. The artist’s opening is from 6-8:30pm.

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 1st. Avenue S., opens from 5-9pm with “This Feels Right,” compositions of cut  paper, pastel colors and detailed graphite drawings by Timothy Karpinski. Karpinski has also been profiled in such high profile events as Brave Art 2007 (Whistler, BC) and at art fairs including GenArt Vanguard 2008 in Miami with Thinkspace and this December’s Aqua Art Miami with White Walls and Shooting Gallery.

Dual exhibits, “Stitch  Print” by Andre Petterson, and “Contemplating Our Inner Spirit” by James Waterman, open at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. and will be on view through June 26. Petterson is the recipient of The National Film Board of Canada Award, and has work featured in numerous private and public collections including Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Airlines, Vancouver General Hospital, and Laxton & Company. Shown: Patterson’s Burst.

Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., opens from 6-8m with “New Members: New Work” through June 26. The new members include Jan Cook, Meredith Essex, Becky Frehse, David Jayne, Robert Horton, Gary Oliveira, Claire Renaut, Nancee Rostad, Ray Schutte, Sonya Stockton and Sue Wren.

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson showcases Sheri Simmons’ “slant. pause.  (repeat)” in an opening reception from 6-8pm. Simons’ site specific installation in wood, sound, and movement that posits sculpture as an instrument, which she broadly defines as something that aids in or causes an action or reaction. Shown at the left: Out of Hear.

Gallery4Culture , 101 Prefontaine PL S, is showing, “Densely Vegetated” by Seattle-based painter Nicholas Brown. Brown presents a body of large scale, black and white linoleum cuts and has exhibited his work nationally and is represented in numerous public and private collections.

Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way South, is  open from 5-8pm on First Thursday with three exhibits. On view are Matt Browning’s “Tradition As Adaptive Strategy,” 34 funnel-shaped objects carved from fir, “New  Paintings & Visible Heavens” by Andrew Dadson, and Peter Sutherland’s “Gathering.”

Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, opens dual exhibits, Kathryn Altus’ “Some Seas” and Christopher Harris’ “Skagit Series” from 6-8pm. The exhibits are on view through June 28. Shown at the right: Columbia Bar by Kathryn Altus.

 

Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, is showing a selection of recent paintings by Joseph Maruska from June 3 through June 28. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, June 3 from 6-8PM in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.A nationally recognized artist, his paintings can be found in both public and private collections. Shown at the left: Lucky Days.

“New Voices,” highlighting the work of Pratt 2009-2010 scholarship recipients Granite Calimpong, Giustin Durall, Katelin Harpel, Cyra Hobson, Tyler Kimball, Isabella Leary, Jennifer Sievers, Jan Tervonen, and Jenny Wittlinger, opens at the Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios in Pioneer Square from 6-8pm. The show closes June 25.

Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place South, is showing Justin Gibbens’ watercolor drawings with birds shifting anatomically towards the reptilian in a reception from 5-8pm. Gibbens currently has work at Tacoma Art Museum s “The Secret Language of Animals” and “Blow Up” at G. Gibson Gallery

Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington St. #105, opens with an exhibition by Malou Bergman and Nadja Ekman , “Shift/Candyland, Part 3,” photography and video, an exchange between Shift and Candyland in Stockholm, Sweden. Bergman and Ekman are attending the opening and will be giving an artist talk on June 5 at 3:00 regarding their various common artist run projects.

Traver Gallery Seattle, 110 Union Street, is showing Alex Gabriel Bernstein in “Contemplative Reduction,” and Tom Degroot in “Particular Moment” through June 27. Bernstein has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Penland School of Crafts and has shown extensively along the East and West Coast, including several museum shows. Degroot received the Poncho Merit Award in 2006 and 2008, as well as the Washington Artist Trust GAP Grant in 2008. His work is part of several permanent collections, including the Tacoma Art Museum. The artists’ reception takes place from 5-8pm. Shown: First Light by Alex Gabriel Bernstein.

Calendar of art walks and special events May 24-30

May 26

From 7-8pm artists Mary Coss, Pam Hom and June Sekiguchi discuss their sculptural meditations on culture and creativity from Columbia City Gallery’s Bloodlines exhibit.

May 29

Allied Arts of Whatcom County will host its first art-related swamp meet event, Studio Sweep, from 9am to 4pm at the Bellingham Public market, 1530 Cornwall Avenue. For more information visit www.alliedarts.org or contact Katy Borden, Artist Services Coordinator at 360-676-8548 x5 or katy@alliedarts.org

May 29-30

Olympic Art Festival at 40 Washington Street at Hwy. 101 in Quilcene. Go to the Olympic Art Gallery  site for  more  information.

Calendar of art walks and special events May 17 – 23

Third Thursday

Belltown Art Walk includes outside/tent galleries, with two blocks of the soon to be park boulevard on Bell Street.

Edmonds Art Walk, 5pm-8pm.  Visit www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm

Tacoma Art Walk.  Tacoma’s galleries, Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Washington State History Museum are open from 5pm-8pm.  All three museums are free.  Call 253.272.4258.

Upper Queen Anne Art Walk, 6pm-8pm.  E-mail info@bouncingwall.com.

Last Thursday

Microsoft Art Collection Tours.  Open to the public, free.  RSVP two weeks in advance to artevent@microsoft.com.  Maximum of 40 can register.

May 11-19

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours, advance reservations required, minimum groups of 10.  Call 206.621.8422 or email reservations@pilchuck.com.

May 20

Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect Street in Bellingham, 12:30pm. Environmentalist Wendy Scherrer, former Executive Director of the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), will discuss the Whatcom Creek Salmon Art Trail, the result of a partnership between the City of Bellingham and the NSEA.

May 20 – 23

The Henry Art Gallery will offer free admission as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) celebration of International Museum Day.

May 21

7pm in the Geo Studio at the Gage Academy of Art, local artist Timothy Cross talks about his current work and his ongoing obsession with drawing.

May 22

At 2pm the Frye Art Museum  presents a dramatic reading of Animal Farm featuring students from Holy Names Academy and O’Dea High School. Adapted by Nelson Bond from the book by George Orwell and directed by Next Stage Artistic Director Mark Jared Zufelt, this performance includes projected images from the Frye’s exhibition Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: A History.

Workshop at the Seattle Art Museum in the Simons Board Room from 1-4pm examines “Recognizing Star Quality” with Alice Wheeler. After a walk through SAM’s two current special exhibitions, local photographer Alice Wheeler takes participants out on the street with models to make portraits in the neighborhood around the Seattle Art Museum. A camera (digital or film) is required for participation in this workshop.

Only one week until the 19th Annual PONCHO International Wine Auction on Saturday May 22 at the Sheraton Seattle. Click here for tickets or call Anastasia Kotar at the PONCHO office at (206) 623-6233 x205. Live Auction Drawing: chance to take home a bottle of 1996 Screaming Eagle (the first 50 donations of $100 will be entered into the drawing). Table Centerpieces: each table will feature a beautiful wine bucket with red roses donated by Ten Grands and the Snowman Foundation, and a bottle of wine from longtime PONCHO Board and Wine Committee member, Paul Birkeland.