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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. ”