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Seattle First Thursday Art Walk September 7

’57 Biscayne, located in Suite 200 at the Good Arts Building, 110 Cherry St., is open from 5-9pm on First Thursday hosting its fourth annual “100 under $100” art show.  Available work will include original drawings, small paintings, photographs, lithographs, mixed media constructions, tin collages and more, all from local artists who share studio space. Jane  Richlovsky founded ’57 Biscayne in 2011 to offer affordable workspaces for her fellow evictees of the storied 619 Western arts building and to maintain the presence of artists in Pioneer Square.

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., continues with “Wanderlust,” an exploration of the magnetic desire to experience the world. The exhibition takes a multifaceted look at the act of traveling, seen through the eyes of artists who draw energy from the magic of being somewhere new. Image: Death and Abundance by Lauren Iida.

davidOld Masters, including Dürer, Rembrandt & Burgkmair are on view this month at Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S. Image: Block 27. Jesters, Series: Triumph Of Maximiliam I, Medium: Woodcut, Year: Date of Impression 18th Century. Date of Plate 1522. Size: 15 x 15 inches.

This September, Mark Rediske debuts a collection of work that speaks to the sublime and its relationship to the human condition at the Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S.  Rediske has been a featured artist with Foster/White Gallery  since 1991. His work is a part of corporate, hospitality and private collections worldwide.

Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson, is showing the work of James Brown in the gallery this month. Brown’s paintings explore the world of perception and the truths we assume from our sensory experiences. 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with their third one-person exhibition of work by Seattle artist, Dan Webb. In this exhibition, “The Visitor,” the artist continues to use his consummate carving abilities to great effect, creating a collection of work that questions art and its place in the world.  Also showing is the fourth exhibition of photography by artist, Chris Engman. The artist creates labor-intensive alterations to interior settings by installing photographs to the walls, distorting  perceptions of the space.

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,  presents new work by Ed Kamuda in Cabin and a Dream. By transforming simple forms into meaningful and enigmatic landscapes, Kamuda continues the internally symbolic and reverential nature of his previous paintings, while continuing to explore and translate the quasi-spiritual experience of the Pacific Northwest landscape.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 608 Second Avenue, presents the second solo exhibition dedicated to the Belgian born photographer, Sofie Knijff. The exhibition will open on September 7 and will run until October 13. “Tales” features over a dozen photographs of new portraits and landscapes in various countries as the photographer looks at the stories and tales children grow up hearing.

proPrographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S.,  presents a solo show of work by famed photographer Marsha Burns. Gallerist Norman Lundin has been an admirer of her photographs for years. He included them in numerous thematic exhibitions at Prographica, but now welcomes the opportunity to present Burns’ work in greater depth. While work for the show wasn’t selected with a chronology in mind, it still provides some insight since the photographs span Burns’ career. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; the Centre Pompidou; the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson; the Seattle Art Museum; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle; the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, among others. Image “Kassa, New York.”

Studio 103, 306 S. Washington Street, opens for First Thursday with encaustic works by Joy Hagen, “Variations on a Theme.” Hagen selected prior works as inspiration for new work which has been altered and orchestrated into repetitive patterns that reflect new rhythms and harmony.

stonStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens for First Thursday with young glass maestro Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) who returns for an exhibition of sea-life from oceans and river systems that are threatened by pollution, ocean acidification, and over-fishing. This exhibition is also a family affair, which includes photography on canvas by Skyriver’s sister Summer Moon Scriver (Tlingit), and a book signing by his mother, Irene Skyriver (Tlingit) at the exhibition opening from 5-8pm. Image: Leviathan by Raven Skyriver.

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street,  opens from 5-8p with “LINO,” a new exhibition by Maestro Lino Tagliapietra. In the world of glass, very few artists earn the title of maestro. Still fewer earn the complete respect of their entire community; collectors and artists alike. Lino Tagliapietra is an influencer, an international innovator, and generous educator. His impact on the glass world cannot be overstated. Tagliapietra was the recipient of the prestigious Rakow Commission granted in 1996 by the Corning Museum of Glass, The Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2004 Visionary Award from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and North America and is included in numerous prominent public collections including: The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; The Danish Royal Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York; Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France, and Museo del Vidrio in Monterrey, Mexico.

Art Walks and Events Through September 10

First Thursday

pioneerSeattle First Thursday Art Walk 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

Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.belltownartwalk.com

Phinney Wood Art Up Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. artupphinneywood.com

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon – 8pm. www.kirklandartwalk.com

Downtown Issaquah Art Walk from 6-9pm  http://downtownissaquah.com/

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.ballardartwalk.com

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St. www.seattleartists.com

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm. www.georgetownartattack.com

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.olympicpeninsula.org

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html.

Through October 28

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch featuring hundreds and hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local glass artisans. For dates and locations: www.tacomaglassblowing.com.

September 9

Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main Street in Seattle, celebrates its 40th Anniversary from 6-9pm by featuring an art sale with over 100 pieces from the Pratt collection, generously donated by local artists. They will also celebrate the traditional Open House with dozens of live art demonstrations. Both events are free and open to the public.

September 9 – 10

Seattle Design Festival Block Party at Occidental Park (Physical Address: 149 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104) is a two-day street fair celebrating the POWERful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event, hosted in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival taking place September 9 -22

September 8 – 10

Crafts by the Dock craft fair in Port Townsend, all day.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk July 6

clip_image002Opening First Thursday, July 6, 5-8pm at the Artxchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., is “ What Would Betsy Ross Do? A New American Flag Project,” a community-based art project showcasing creative reactions to the political climate of the United States. Over 25 artists present textile work, large-scale installation, and participatory projects. A simultaneous social media engagement project, collected by the hashtag #whatwouldbetsyrossdo, allows the participation of ‘Betsy Rosses’ from around the world.

 

 

 

Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S.,  welcomes a new collection by Washington’s own Will Robinson. With the immutability of stone and the rawness of nature at its core, “Continuumachieves a dynamic delicacy rare in stonework of such magnitude. On view through July 22, the opening is from 6-pm.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson,  is pleased to announced a “Summer Group Exhibition” featuring an eclectic group of artists working in various mediums.  This includes artists such as
Larry Calkins, Stacie Chappell, Sam Chung, Mieko Hara, Selene Santucci, Heny Steinberg,
and more!

 

 

 

In July, Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue,   presents Wilder Places, an exhibition of recent oil paintings by Seattle-area artist Christine Sharp. Sharp melds abstraction with representation of the landscape in vivid paintings that interpret the topography of the Northwest. She translates scenes with bold color and pattern. The effects are fragmented forms arranged into harmonious compositions resembling the land. The artist will be present for the opening reception First Thursday, July 6 rom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Opening from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., is work by Seattle artist Linda Haack. Haack works with mosaic techniques in assembling complex, interwoven geometric patterns on wall-mounted three-dimensional sculptures. Large in scale and bright in color, complex patterns fill the many curved forms.

 

 

prographicaPrographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Liberty” featuring Peter Zokosky, Fred Stonehouse, Robert Schultz, Robert Pruitt, Sarah Perry, Judy Nimtz, Michelle Muldrow, Kerry James Marshall, Tim Lowly, Ira Korman, Laurie Hogin, F. Scott Hess, Kenny Harris, Josh Dorman, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Melissa Cooke, Darlene Campbell, Shay Bredimus, Sandow Birk, Eric Beltz and David Bailin. The exhibition is an unconstrained, non-thematic, all-inclusive installation of diverse artworks that vary in medium, scale and content. The artists chose their subjects based on the question: "What occupies your mind in and out of the studio?" In other words, they were at liberty to choose which artwork to exhibit without restrictions, parameters or curatorial constraints. The viewer may be inclined to consider this show art for arts sake, bohemian, free form, atypical, unorthodox, or progressive. The installation is an all inclusive; it is an opportunity for 20 creative minds to share an experience and yet remain fully autonomous.

 

 

How would you paint a paradox? Laura Thorne’s paintings in “Panoramic Present capture time through sight. Stand both inside and outside of time as you experience her evocative expressions with form and color, where what appears is shaped by what disappears. See Thorne’s work at SAM Gallery  during a celebration of this new body of work Thursday, July 6.

 

 

 

 

stonington"The Long Game", a solo exhibition of juniper and bronze sculpture and original sketches by Hib Sabin returns to the  Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson in an opening from 6-pm. A print and digital catalog will be released in conjunction with the solo show, available only through the gallery. Sabin (Non-Indigenous) returns with a body of work that considers ideas about age in a world where youth is lauded, applauded, and sought after with religious fervor. Now in his 80s, Sabin turns his critical eye and dexterous carving hand upon himself, with work that reflects upon the timelessness of the human condition, the desire to revisit the past with a discerning eye, and a fearlessness of what lies beyond the known.

 

 

 

With a First Thursday opening, July 6, 5-8pm Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, the gallery will host a group exhibition that celebrates it’s legacy and future.This exhibition includes work by artists who have been at the heart of the gallery’s programming since its beginning. It also includes work by a group of artists who are new to the gallery. Together, these 41 artists represent our commitment to honoring our history and to always being open to new ideas and ways of seeing. Traver Gallery, now an internationally recognized leader in the field of contemporary glass
and cornerstone of the Seattle arts scene, first opened its doors in 1977 in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. The premier exhibition featured seven local painters, many of whom had been Traver’s professors at Cornish College of the Arts. In the tradition of lineage, the baton has now been passed to William’s daughter, Sarah Traver, who continues to build upon the visionary foundation begun by her father 40 years ago.

Seattle First Thursday in June Art Walk

artxArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., presents an exhibition featuring three popular Seattle painters with highly distinctive styles: Jazz Brown, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and Gabriel Marquez. Exhibiting together for the first time, as well as creating several unique collaborative painting, the artists make connections between the fields of futurist philosophy and metaphysics in a timely examination of humanity’s future. The exhibition,Singularity Now,” opens on First Thursday Seattle from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Behind the Digital Veil.

 

davidsonDavidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue S, welcomes back printmakers, old and new, to their second Japanese printmaking invitational. This exhibition features prints from over thirty emerging and established artists who are living and working in Japan. The reception is from 6-8pm, and the exhibition is on view through July 1. Image to the right.

 

 

 

Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., presents photographs by Joshua Jensen-Nagle. Best known for dreamy beaches and romantic European vistas, Jensen-Nagle’s scenes of faraway places speak to the viewer’s own sense of idyllic nostalgia.  The reception is from 6-8pm.

 

 

Opening fro 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, is Bill Baber’s “Moments of Attention.” Baber creates vibrant paintings and mixed media sculptures utilizing bronze, copper, glass, and marble.

 

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1901 First Avenue, present an exhibition featuring David W. Simpson and Kathryn Altus,   two Seattle-based artists who interpret the landscape and legacy of the West. On view through July 1, the show opens from 6-8pm’’.

 

 

Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with Gaylen Hansen’s new paintings and select work from the past. Represented by Hodges since  1988, Hansen’s paintings are in numerous public and private collections in the United States, and he has received several prestigious awards, including the Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists in 2001. From 1985 to 1987, an exhibition and accompanying book, “Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1975-85,” traveled to Washington State University, Seattle Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.

 

 

prographicaNew paintings by Kathy Liao will be on view on First Thursday from 6-8pm in her continuing solo show, “Lingering Presence,” at PROGRAPHICA/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S. The artist says “ With each painting, I am constantly re-establishing my relationship with the subject matter, being especially conscious of my physical and emotional distance."  Shown at the left: Kathy Liao, Scrolling Up and Down.

 

stonington“Masters of Disguise III: Group Mask Exhibition” opens in a reception from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street. The exhibition continues to explore the tradition and innovation of mask-making on the Northwest Coast. Contemporary sculptors, painters and jewelers will bring their perspectives to bear on the act of hiding, disguising, transforming and storytelling, resulting in a collection of masks that tell us about our history, our present, and our future. Shown at the right: Stan Hunt (Kwagiulth) Cannibal Raven Mask.

 

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “body” by Doug Jeck. In this exhibition, Jeck features twelve strikingly austere unglazed terracotta busts, each one paired with a soundtrack of a humming human voice. With these heads he portrays the notion and phenomenon of body as a collective entity, i.e. body politic, body of evidence, body of knowledge, body of Christ, parent body, corporate body, student body, clay body, etc. His work is found in numerous private and public collections including: The Johnson Wax Collection, The Los Angeles County Museum, The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of American Art, The Mint Museum, The Tacoma Art Museum, The Seattle Art Museum, The Gardiner Museum of Art, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation.

 

 

Lydia Bassis writes love letters of abstraction "To The Ocean" in her show of new work, opening at ZINC contemporary June 1 in a reception from 5-8pm at Zinc Contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through June 4

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

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

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

 

May Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

 

June 2 – 3

Anacortes Summer Art Walk in Old Town, Fri. 6 – 9pm, Sat. 10am – 5pm. Call Kathy at Scott Milo Gallery, 360-293-6938.

 

June 3

Artists’ Garage Sale, Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Features Glass, ceramics, art supplies, paintings, old stock, seconds, and new stock–all at garage sale prices. www.schack.org.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk in May New Shows

 artxArtXchange Gallery, 512 1st. Avenue S., presents an exhibition featuring three popular Seattle painters with highly distinctive styles: Jazz Brown, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer and Gabriel Marquez. Exhibiting together for the first time, as well as creating several unique collaborative painting, the artists make connections between the fields of futurist philosophy and metaphysics in a timely examination of humanity’s future. The exhibition,Singularity Now,” opens on First Thursday Seattle from 5-8pm. Shown at the left: Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Behind the Digital Veil.

Bryan Ohno Gallery, 521 S. Main Street, welcomes Travis Pond’s creations in a reception from 6-8pm. In “Tooling the Hearts” humanity is tangible, as we peer into each heart to see what tools keep it beating. Every heart is uniquely hand welded and polished with a metallic shine, while retaining the character of each original piece coming together to create its shape.

 

 

Opening from 6-8pm, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S., presents Tom Burrows’ “An Ineffable Presence.” . With over forty years experience working in cast pigmented polymer resin, Burrows boasts an expertise and intimacy with the material that is evident in the subtle tonal shifts and extraordinary thinness of his resin. "The medium is the message," he says. Burrows has had solo exhibitions in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, and across Canada.

 

 

frederickIn celebration of Seattle’s inaugural “Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017” and the gallery’s appointment as a “VIP Venue, Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., presents “4 On The Floor,” a contemporary group exhibition featuring works by Carlos Barberena, Lyle Carbajal, Tony Fitzpatrick and Mark T. Smith.. At approximately 7:15 during the opening, Mr. Barberena will be conducting a demonstration of his linocut printmaking technique. Musical Entertainment By The Koto Jazz Trio will entertain. Shown at the right: Untitled by Lyle Carbajal.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, features new paintings from Seattle artist Margaret Watson.  Watson’s work demonstrates a balancing act between intention and opportunity using shape, color and texture. The opening is from 6-8pm.

 

 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., is currently showing “Basic Techniques of Photography” by Joe Rudko and  Daniel Carillo’s “Studio Visit.”

 

 

Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with Emily Wood’s “Wandering Down the Road.”  For over two decades, Wood has painted thick forest groves of the Northwest, sun-bleached hills of the Palouse, moving east to explore Idaho’s lakes and Montana’s expansive skies. Her work can be found in the collections of Seattle University’s Sullivan Law Center, Merrill Lynch, Seattle Cancer Alliance, UW Medical Center, and Tacoma Art Museum as well as in private collections.

 

 

Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, Studio 104, welcomes Lisa Myers Bulmash to the Front Room Gallery in a reception from 5-8pm. Through her art, Bulmash tells stories about family as a way to create an imaginative sanctuary for the viewer.

 

 

Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with “Hrisey and Back,” an exhibition of work by Seattle artist Jennifer Beedon Snow who continues her exploration of the suburban landscape; this time including work inspired by a 2016 artist residency in Iceland.

 

 

“Words and Tides,” work by Sharon and Bill Grader, is showing at the Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington Street. Sharon is an encaustic artist, combining abstracts with words, and Bill is a woodworker.

 

 

“Spring Visions” opens from 5-7pm  at Path with Art, 312 2nd. Avenue S. The show consists of student artwork in a wide variety of mediums. Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.

 

 

prographicaNew paintings by Kathy Liao will be on view in her solo show, “Lingering Presence,opening from 6-8pm at Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S. The artist says, “These paintings are a record of an experience, a feeling. In a familiar space, both the presence and the absence of the figure are equally palpable. A portrait may begin with the person sitting in front of me or a transient smile over FaceTime, and all that might get buried under layers of painted recollection of how the sun felt the day he sat there.  My mixed media work is painted from observations, layered with sharp and hazy memories and recorded snapshot photos. With each painting, I am constantly re-establishing my relationship with the subject matter, being especially conscious of my physical and emotional distance." Shown: Kathy Liao, So Close and So Far.

 

 

stoningStonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, opens from 6-8pm with “Salish Sound Waves: A Group Exhibit of Cutting-Edge Indigenous Visual Artists, featuring artists who use motion, music, pop and graphic art sensibilities, vibrant color and an urban edge in their work to convey the cultures, environment and contemporary spirit of the Northwest. Included in this exhibit are artists at the forefront of formline expression. Ronnie Fairbanks (Tlingit/Ts’msyen/Ojibwe) also makes a gallery debut with this exhibit, in the form of custom-painted skate decks. The exhibit debuts new work by Marvel comics artist/author Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam). Shown: Custom skate decks by Ronnie Fairbanks (Tlingit/Ts’msyen/Ojibwe)

 

May show at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontian Pl S. in Pioneer Square, is Dirty Laundry”  by Layne Kleinart. She painted this series using natural pigments such as coffee and beet juice on second-hand bed linens seeking to explore the transient nature of innocence on memory in gestural paintings. The opening reception will be held on May 4, 5-8pm during Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk.

 
 

Art Walks and Special Events Through May 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

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

Queen Anne Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm. See map at www.queenanneview.com/tag/art-walk/

 

May Thru Mid-October

Leavenworth Village Art in the Park is the longest running art show in the Northwest. All weekends.

 

May 3 – 7

Pilchuck Glass School Spring Group Tours. Advance reservations required, minimum group of 10. Call 206-621-8422.

 

May 5

17th Annual Children’s Art Walk from 6 – 9 pm. Whatcom County students will display their works of art  presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County at 1418 Cornwall in Bellingham. There will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery  will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County. Art will stay on display through May 31 in honor of the state wide Arts Education Month.

 

May 6-7 and May 13-14

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour from 10am – 5pm- Vashon Island artists collectively throw open their studio doors to the public. Founded in the 1970’s by several dedicated artists, the tour has grown to over 100 artists. Colorful brochures with maps and studio descriptions are available at most Vashon Island businesses. Get a sneak preview on the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Facebook page and on their blog. Ferry schedules can be found at Washington State ferry website.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk

.cocaCenter On Contemporary Art 2017 Member’s Show, curated by Deborah Paine, Curator and Collections Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. The exhibit runs April 6-29. The opening reception is this Thursday, April 6 from 6-9 pm, in the CoCA gallery at 114 3rd Ave S. Shown at the left: Under the Umbrella by Malayka Gormally.

 

 

Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third  Avenue S., introduces David Burdeny along with  new work by Chase Langford in their April exhibit, “Parallels and Meridians.” On view through April 22, the exhibit opens on First Thursday in a reception from 6-8pm.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with “Echoes + Traces,”  featuring paintings from two visually contrasting artists, Danila Rumold and   Lori Swartz, artists connected by a fundamental interest in the layering of shapes, colors, lines, and textures, in effort to explore mental and physical sensations of being present.

 

 

Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., invites all to a reception with the Joe Rudko and Daniel Carrillo, April 6 from 6-8pm. Saturday, April 8, at noon the gallery sponsors a “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through. This is the first one-person exhibition by Seattle artist, Joe Rudko. A photographer by training, the artist now primarily works with found photographs. For this exhibition, Carrillo uses older daguerreotype technique, focusing not on his artist contemporaries, but on the tools and ephemera found in artists’ studios.

 

 

Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents “Color Meditations,” an exhibition of  abstract paintings by Seattle artist Charles Emerson. Emerson embraces color and process as the foundation of his artworks, which range from atmospheric compositions reminiscent of landscapes to non-representational color fields. An artist’s reception for Charles Emerson’s first solo show at Harris Harvey Gallery will be held First Thursday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m.

 

 

Since his Seattle debut in 2016 at Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., painter Wendelin Wohlgemuth has shown in New York, Los Angeles, Spain, and Sweden. His new body of work is inspired by photographic imagery, which he translates in paint and then adds abstract marks, thus reinforcing his view that we “see photographs in the same way we view ourselves: as virtual objects.” The opening reception is from 6-8pm.

 

 

The Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washingston, opens from 5-8pm with “Elements,” featuring work by Whitney Buckingham-Beechie.

 

 

proPrographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing the work of Robert Pruitt in a show titled “Planetary Survey.” The show features works on paper- a combination of charcoal, conté and pastel on hand-dyed or coffee-toned paper- in a variety of sizes. The signature portraits blend elements of science fiction and technology with traditional African patterns and ceremonial sculptures. With this body of work Pruitt is particularly interested in the historic notion of "black escape," a desire to be free from the literal and psychological constraints on the formation of black identity reaching back to slavery.

 

 

 

stonOpening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets & Barry Herem -  New Works.” Presented is an exhibition of berry baskets in glass by Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and traditional woven berry baskets by artists including Isabel Rorick (Haida), Lisa Telford (Haida), and Deborah Head (Tlingit). The Northwest boasts over thirty edible berries in its ecosystem, so it follows that indigenous peoples have made berry-picking a central seasonal activity for millennia. April is the first blush and bud of the salmonberries and Indian plum, and marks the time when the tribes make preparations for gathering.

 

 

 

 

traverThe Traver Gallery,  110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Surface, Portraits by David Beckley. Surface presents David Beckley’s re-examination of the photographic portrait and its (in)ability to effectively convey identity. Also showing is Susan Christensen’s “Climb!,” a new series of pastel abstract drawings, united by the image of a ladder. Shown at the right: Bend the Truth by Susan Cchristensen.

 

 

Pieces of Stories, featuring the work of Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell, debuts at ZINC contemporary,  119 Prefontaine Pl S., opens April 6 from 5-8pm. Both artists combine pieces of text and imagery together to create new narratives in their proximity.

Calendar of Art Walks and Events Through April 9

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 . 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

Port Orchard Art Walk downtown May – October 5 – 8pm. www.pobsa.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

 

Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm. www.ballardartwalk.com

Central District Art Walk is from 1 – 5pm. At various locations around 23rd Ave. and E. Cherry St. www.seattleartists.com

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 – 9pm. www.georgetownartattack.com

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.olympicpeninsula.org

Poulsbo Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com/ArtWalk.html.

 

Thru April

34th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features lots of arts and crafts exhibitions.

 

Thru April 24

Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery, Mount Vernon. www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk March 2

abmeyerAbmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens  from 5-8pm with Crystal Morey’s “ ENTANGLED WONDERS.”   Morey’s work explores humanity’s connection to nature. Drawing inspiration from Egyptian, Greek, and Roman deities and Native American creation stories, Morey fuses the two to create her unique theriocephalic hybrids.    Shown: Sierra Nevada Red Fox.

 

artxchangeArtXchange Gallery,  presents Lauren Iida’s debut solo exhibition, “How to Trap a Memory.” Intricate paper cutaway works create an intimate portrait of the artist, utilizing a visual language of metaphorical objects traversing a decade living between the United States and Cambodia. Her new collection illustrates how stories and memories accumulate in the corners of our mind and ultimately become a structure we carry with us. Show at the right: Death and Abundance.

 

Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens with John Grade’s “North” This exhibition celebrates the return of “Middle Fork” from the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland for installation at Seattle Art Museum. After which it will continue to travel to other venues and each time it will grow further until it reaches the complete length and span of the original tree, 140 feet long.

 

 

This March, Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S.,  welcomes a new series of work by Canadian artist, Sheri Bakes. Celestial Navigation continues the artist’s study of light and movement, while representing a departure in subject matter.

 

 

fred“Material Memories,” a special two-person exhibition featuring Kim Henigman Bruce and Naoko Morisawa, opens from 6-8:30pm at Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S.. The exhibition  explores personal and cultural memory, metaphor, and mission, through work created in simple, ancient materials – beeswax (Kim Henigman Bruce) and wood or paper (Naoko Morisawa) – made relevant to a contemporary era.  Shown at the left: Kim Bruce Henigman, Justice.

 

 

In concurrence with the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, presents  a simultaneous special exhibition featuring a number of  ceramicists.

 

 

harrisHarris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “Kent Lovelace, Birds and Wanderings.” Lovelace presents a new body of oil paintings on copper with imagery central to his artistic identity: local landscapes, European vistas, and bird species native to the region. Lovelace will talk about this new body of work and give a demonstration of his painting technique Saturday, March 18 at noon. Shown at the right: Bird Study 1.

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Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington,  opens from 5-8p on First Thursday with guest artist Romson Regarde Bustillo. Locally, his work is represented in the collections of the City of Seattle, the City of Tacoma, Washington State Art Commission, ArtColl Trust, ACRS, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.

 

 

Patti Bowman’s "Forever" opens from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S. “Forever,” builds on previous studies of a world in motion. This time she tackles ocean waves and water. The layering effect of the encaustic medium simulates water depth.

 

 

“HUSH.ed,” opening from 5-8pm at the Pilchuck Gallery, 240 2nd Avenue South, features a group of talented artists whose work challenges conventional perceptions of sculptural glass. While exploring themes of technology, materiality and duality, HUSH.ed quietly demands a moment of reflection in an otherwise busy world.

 

 

proPrographica Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing  Robert Pruitt in "Planetary Survey: New Drawings" on First Thursday, March 2 from 6-8pm. The show features works on paper- a combination of charcoal, conté and pastel on hand-dyed or coffee-toned paper- in a variety of sizes. The signature portraits blend elements of science fiction and technology with traditional African patterns and ceremonial sculptures. Shown at the left: Untitled.

 

 

 

“See Four From Portland,” opens at the SAM Gallery, in downtown Seattle from 6-7:30pm. See what’s coming out of Portland’s thriving art scene. Celebrate with four SAM Gallery artists from our Pacific Northwest neighbor city as they show recent artwork.

 

 

stonOpening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is a solo exhibition featuring works by young Inupiaq/Yup’ik artist Drew Michael. Michael is making artwork that draws on his heritage, his queer identity, his interests in chakra and indigenous healing, and his religious upbringing. These stunning sculptures can be seen as stand-ins for his emotions, and their solidity, serenity and spirituality are evidence of a young man yearning for a place, for security, and for love.

 

 

 

traverTraver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “The Gathering”  by Marita Dingus. In this exhibition, Marita Dingus commemorates how humans continue to call upon the spirit world for help and guidance in conducting their affairs, especially in times of elevated threat and uncertainty. This show is inspired by Marita’s love of the nkondi sculptures of the Kongo people, which were used as spiritual enforcers of conflict resolutions. Also showing is “The Artificial Horizon, an exhibition of ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Trey Hill. Shown at the left: by Marita Dingus.

 

 

zzincSeattle artist Liz Tran debuts her new abstract mixed media series, JaWbReAkEr, at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontained Pl S.  Painstakingly layered, tooth breaking yet mouth-watering, Tran’s paintings and installation pieces show that the journey to truth can be both painful and sweet. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Thursday, March 2 from 5-8pm, in conjunction with Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. Shown: Gumball Cloudscape.

Seattle First Thursday Art Walk February 2

artxchangeOpening First Thursday, February , ArtXchange Gallery , 512 First Avenue S.,  presents the latest iteration of “Like Mother…,” a traveling exhibition conceived and curated by L. Kelly Lyles. This group exhibition features diverse interpretations of the profound bond between mother and child, exhibiting 20 regional artists working in a broad range of mediums. Shown: Mom by Deborah Fay Lawrence.

 

 

This month, Foster/White Gallery, 220 3rd. Avenue S.,  presents a selection of new work by gallery artists. The exhibition offers a wide scope of media and subject matter, celebrating each artist’s unique engagement with his/her respective discipline.

 

 

CaptureFrederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S., and Marybeth Rothman are honoring Black History Month. Shown at the left: MRS. BELL

 

Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S.,  presents its 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Maiza Hixson, Chief Curator of the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. Greetings From the Anthropocene features work from thirty-three artists from around the country, exploring sobering themes prevalent in today’s political, social, technological and environmental climates.

 

 

Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, is showing “Home,” a group exhibition features 2D and 3D works incorporating the subject of habitation and depictions of "home", including the works of Larry Calkins, Graham Fracha, Ben Chickadel,  Alan Corkery Hahn, Don Fritz, Mike Moran, and Selene Santucci.

 

 

Thomas Wood’s “Flowers: Prints and Paintings” are on view at the Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, through February 25. The artist’s reception isFirst Thursday, February 2, 6 – 8 p.m. Wood unveils a body of new floral paintings with a fantastical twist – flowers in landscapes inhabited by unlikely creatures. Birds, fish, elephants, dinosaurs, and human figures emerge from clusters of blooms or linger along the horizon.

 

 

Northwest painter Barbara Sternberger’s second solo show with Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S.,  entitled "Holding Place," continues the trajectory she has established through many years of exhibiting in top-notch galleries.

 

 

Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washington, presents “Points of Light,” artists who have enriched the Pacific Northwest art scene. Featured are: Patricia Baldwin Seggebrusch, Kate Steiger, Sue Robertson, Darlene Gentry Lucas, Whitney Buckingham-Beechie and Pamela Beer

 

 

Prographica Gallery, 313  Occidental Avenue S., opens for First Thursday with “Robert Pruitt: Planetary Survey. ”