Posts Tagged ‘Sequim art galleries’

Blue Whole Gallery Showcases Mike McCollum

bluewholeMike McCollum, nationally-recognized artist and art educator, will be the Blue Whole Gallery’s, 129 W. Wasington Street in Sequim, guest artist, exhibiting his work in the gallery’s front windows through  March 28. He has received many awards and grants including an individual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980. He continues to exhibit and is currently in a group show at Liberty Arts Gallery in Yreka, CA.   More of his work can be viewed at Northwind Art Gallery in Port Townsend. The opening reception is March 4 from 6-8 pm.

Marilynn Evans and Janine Hegy Open at Blue Whole Gallery

blueThe Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. in Sequim, features Marilynn Evans, digital artist, and Janine Hegy, sculptor and jewelry maker, both of whom showcase their original work in the front windows throughout the month of February. Meet the artists in a reception February 5 from 5-8pm. Shown: March of the Terra Cotta Warriors by Marilynn Evans.

Woodn’t It Be Amazing Opens at Blue Whole in Sequim

bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim,  opens the New Year with a special group show of wood artisans titled “Woodn’t It Be Amazing!”  Carved, turned, painted and reclaimed wood is the highlight of this show.  Karin Anderson and Bud Bowling demonstrate a touch of whimsy in their recycled wood assemblage; Christian Speidel, creates out of this world, highly polished orbs, while Carl Baker focuses on unique heritage; Joyce Volmut invites viewers to her detailed world of birds; David Tinsley’s human sized driftwood sculpture comes to life; while Debbie Cain’s carved gourd art delivers delicate images of nature. The opening reception and January Sequim Art Walk will take place on Friday, January 8 from  5-8pm.

Holiday Group Show at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeTo celebrate holiday season with the community, the Blue Whole Gallery,  129 W. Washington in Sequim,  offers the “Annual Holiday Group Show” in the front windows, opening on First Friday, Dec. 4. The Gift Gallery inside has been open since Nov. 17.  Both Holiday exhibits will stay open through Dec. 28.  Meet the artists from 5-8pm. Shown: Rhapsody by Brian Buntain.

Art of Elegance Opens at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeFeatured artists of the month of November at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St. in Sequim,  are Katherine Loveland, photographer, and Jan Tatom, fiber artist, whose works will showcase in the front windows.   “Art of Elegance” presents the artists’ inner eyes, ability to capture nature, and skills that have been fostered over years.  Meet the two artists in a special reception November 6 from 5-8pm. Shown: Wolf by Katherine Loveland.

Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim and “Autumn Light”

bluewholeThe September exhibit, opening September 4 from 5-8pm,  at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim is “Autumn Light” featuring Debbie Cain, gourd artist, and Ryoko Toyama, painter.  They will showcase unique work in the front windows, celebrating the season of harvest.  Shown: Leather Look by Debbie Cain.

Art Jam at Rock Hollow Farm in Sequim July 17 – 19

artjamArt Jam is happening in the barn at Rock Hollow Farm, 505 E. Silberhorn Rd. in Sequim. Open during Lavender Weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 17, 18 & 19, 10am-5pm daily. Acrylic and watercolor paintings, pastels, assemblage, bronze & found object sculpture, wood furniture and jewelry will be featured by local artists Susan Gansert Shaw, Brian Buntain, Mary Franchini, Cynthia Thomas, Terry Grasteit, Stephen Portner, Ed Crumley, Karin Anderson, Barb Boerigter & Lynne Armstrong. New this year are special guest artists, Tammy Hall, driftwood sculpture and Larry McCaffrey, metal sculpture. Art Jam is a group of artists coming together to show and sell their work in a historic barn set amidst an idyllic meadow with apple trees and blooming flowers. Plenty of free parking in the meadow. For more information & a map go to www.RockHollowArts.com

Art With Multi-Dimensions at Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim

bluewholeOpening tonight at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim,  in a reception from 5-8pm is “Art With Multi-Dimensions.” This  new exhibit features  multi-dimensional art by Robert Bowling, Carl Baker and Christian Speidel. Shown: Reality of Liberation by Robert Bowling

Blue Whole Gallery Celebrates 18 Years in Sequim

bluewholeOn June 14, 1997, the Blue Whole Gallery , 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, an artists’ co-op with 26 members, opened its doors.  What started  as "an experiment in excellence, a fine art gallery of professional artists pursuing creative originality" has continued and thrived to this day. The gallery currently has 30 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry. As they begin their 18th year, they’re still thriving with quality and originality.  Shown: Three Presidents (from left Barbara Boerigter, Margo Hankel, and Brian Buntain).  Photo  by Larry Barnes

Shining through April at Blue Whole in Sequim

bluewholeArts shine through April showers at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Featured artists of the month of April are Carol Janda, veteran painter, potter and teacher, and Janine Hegy, dynamic sculptor, working with wood, stone, metal and more. Their unique work in the front windows will take viewers to the world of fine arts filled with joy.  Join the opening of the new exhibit, rain or shine.  Meet the artists on Friday April 3 from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Shown: 2 Bird Ladies by Carol Janda.

More First Friday shows around Puget Sound

bluewhole“Transformation and Adventure,” on view through the month  of October  at Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington in Sequim, is new work by Robert Bowling and Terianne Stratton. They will showcase unique art with creative transformation and spirit of adventure in the front windows throughout the month of October.   Meet the artists in a reception from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Doorway to Adventure by Bud Bowling.

 

 

Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152 St., in October. Artist receptions have been changed to the first Friday of the month at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Claire and Kristie at the Gallery on Friday, Oct. 3., 4-9 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 2.

 

 

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 6-9pm with live music by the C Notes during the reception for Kristen Etmund’s woodblock prints, M.J. Anderson’s stone sculptures, Michael Dickter’s oil paintings, Keith Lazelle’s photographs, and Chris Maynard’s mixed media. Some of the pieces in the show are at the left.

 

 

 

theislandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, opens with a reception from 6-8pm for Lisa Wederquist’s “Desert Rhythms.” The gallery says, “The exhibit features paintings on linen, paper and canvas that capture the essence of the Southwest: Desert sky, wild grasses and the search for water.” Music at the reception is by Peter Spencer & Friends. Shown at the right: Prayer and Water Hymn.

First Friday openings around Puget Sound

The following shows would normally open on First Friday as opposed to the previous ones we posted which are opening on Friday instead of First Thursday because of the Seahawks game.

 

bluewholeBlue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim, opens from 5-8pm with featured artists of the month, veteran painter Lynne Armstrong and gourd artist Debbie Cain. The award-winning artists capture the glory of nature and the fulfillment of the harvest. Shown at the left: Oil Portrait of  Wolf by Debbie Cain.

 

 

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222 4th. Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm with a reception for artists Judith G. Smith and Marianne Partlow. Shown at the right by Marianne Partlow.

 

 

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge Island, is having a special “Artist Donation” exhibit this month, wherein all the artists have agreed to donate 10% of the sales of their works to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The reception is from 6-8pm.

 

 

scottScott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes,  presents a new collection of Northwest watercolors and etchings by Elizabeth Ockwell.  Ockwell has used watercolor, pen and pencil to create intricate regional landscapes and seascapes of our area.  She also presents a collection of her etchings.  Also showing are oils by Keith Sorenson and Donna Nevitt Radtke, watercolors and acrylics by Christine Camilleri and pastels by Laurie Potter. The opening reception is from 6-9pm. Shown at the left: Bellingham Channel (detail) by Elizabeth Ockwell.

What else is showing on First Friday

Artwood Gallery  , 1000 Harris Avenue in the Fairhaven District of Bellingham,..features a wide variety of furniture, woodwork, and accessories. Laurie Potter’s paintings continue to be shown through most of August. Also showing is new wood jewelry, games, entry tables, dining tables, rockers, and bookshelves, of original design and natural wood in its many colors, some featuring accents of stone and steel.

 

bluewholesequimPam Walker and David Willis will showcase the Blue Whole Gallery’s front windows with their paintings and innovative photo art, expressing their love of nature and the surprises of summer.  Pam touches the heart of the community with her  photographic artwork.  She also shares her  images through National Geographic Stock and Getty Images.  The opening for the show is from 5-8pm at 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. Shown at the left: On the Wings of the Dawn by Pam Walker.

First Friday in June in Sequim

BluewholeAward-winning painter Deborah Sterk and well known watercolorist Margo Hankel are the featured artists of the month of July at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim. The paintings showcased in the front windows are created from what they saw, felt, and imagined with a touch of muse. The opening reception is July 4 from 5-8pm.  Shown: Abstract 1 by Deborah Sterk.

First Friday in June around Puget Sound

bluewholeJoin the artists of the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington Street in Sequim as they celebrate the gallery’s 17th Birthday on Friday, June 6, 5-8 pm.  Lynne Armstrong and Christian Speidel showcase the front windows. The co-op began  with 26 members when the doors opened.  What started as "an experiment in excellence, a fine art gallery of professional artists pursuing creative originality" has continued and thrived to this day. The gallery currently has 30 artists working with oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry.

 

 

childhoodChildhood’s End Gallery, 222  Fourth Avenue W. in Olympia, opens from 5-7pm on First Friday in Olympia with a show featuring work by Barbara Noonan, Fumiko Kimura, Reid Ozaki and Capener.

 

 

ornamentalOrnamental Arts Gallery  13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will have an artist reception for Rob Ruth June 6 from 4-7pm. Rob works with both pen & ink as well as altered photography. The musician for this reception will be Paul Nyenhuis, playing his hauntingly beautiful wooden flutes. Shown at the left: The Eagle by Rob Ruth.

 

 

Osprey Letterpress, 108 NW Canal Street in Seattle, is showcasing  through June 29, “Life Through Images,” an exhibition of drawings by Michael Lorefice. The studio will be open for Fremont’s First Friday Artwalk on June 6 from 6 – 9 pm and hosting live demos of the letterpress process with owner/master printer Murray Sampson at 6:30 & 8:00 pm.

 

 

Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm during the Bainbridge Art Walk with  paintings by Mike Kowalski & Chris Witkowski. On view through June 28, the two Pacific Northwest painters artistically explore the waterways of the Puget Sound region.

 

 

islandThe Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E., opens from 6-8pm with “Materie Prime/Raw Materials,” showcasing the work of Virginia Paquette. Both large and small, the series combines painting and elements of collage.The texture, color and contrast are both sharp and organic, inspired by body and landscape. The music of Bill Smith will entertain during the reception. Shown at the right: Raw Materials.

 

 

vashonmuseum“Vashon Island’s Native People: Navigating Seas of Change,” a new exhibit at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum,  10105 SW Bank Road, Vashon, opens First Friday, June 6, 6 – 9 p.m.  Featuring an illustrated presentation of the culture and history of the Sqababsh Indians of Quartermaster Harbor in the 19 and early 20 centuries as seen through the eyes of Lucy Slagham Gerand, the exhibit will showcase an original art work created especially for this event by award-winning artist Qwalsius (Shaun Peterson) of Puyallup. Shown at the left: Devilfish by Shaun Peterson.