Posts Tagged ‘Snohomish art galleries’

Five Shows Recommended by the Seattle Times

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

Arrabito and Schwippert Artists of the Year at Schack

schack 2Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue N. in Everett, is honoring photographer James Arrabito as an Artist of the Year for 2015. He shares this honor with sculptor Verena Schwippert. A special reception  will be held August 13 from 5-8pm for their combined exhibit, "Vibrant Matter," which will be on view in the Schack’s main gallery through September 19. The 2015 Art Advocate of the Year, Lloyd Weller, and the 2014, Volunteer of the Year, Susie Howell, are also being honored during this exhibit opening. Shown: Fine Lace, James Arrabito

New approaches by Calimpong & Rogers at Schack Art Center

schackAre we there yet? Artists Granite Calimpong and Brent Rogers may never know, but their adventures and discoveries along the way are featured in the exhibit “Halfway to Somewhere”  now showing at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, through November 8, 2014. "Halfway to Somewhere" is the result of their shared residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) in 2013. As resident artists at PGC, Calimpong and Rogers were able to experiment, try new ideas and make art in a nonlinear way using different materials and new approaches and processes. Shown: by Calimpong & Rogers.

New gallery shows to see August 14

Full Moon Art Gallery, 3155 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor, opens from 5-8pm during Gig Harbor’s Thursday Night out – “Meet Me on the Waterfront” with  artist of the month Kathe Robel. Robel  is displaying her glass art work, and each piece comes with a hand-crafted metal stand by the artist. Featured in front of the gallery is music entertainment by Gig Harbor’s own Dane Wallace playing his guitar and singing.



Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Avenue E. in Seattle, opens from 6-8pm with “Any Day.” Guest curated by artist and Kang-O’Higgins Atelier graduate Elana Winsberg, “Any Day” is a dialogue about death. The exhibition includes painting, fiber work, prints and installation by Mitch Albala, Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe, Sam Hamrick, Emma Jane Levitt, Kathy Liao, Greg Lundgren, Iskra Johnson, Memuco, Pamela Durga Robinson, Kurt Vance, Margaret Swanson Vance and Elana Winsberg.  The show runs through September 19.



samgallSAM Gallery, located in the downtown Seattle Art Museum, presents Liz Tran at the Taste Restaurant during the opening reception from  6–7:30 pm. On view through November 9, the exhibit channels geodes, flowers, outer space, and The Big Bang, Liz Tran’s mixed-media paintings explore the shapes of nature and the psychedelic colors of her imagination. Created as a form of therapy during Seattle’s long, grey winters, Tran’s work creates an atmosphere that is brighter, more playful, more colorful, and more content than the world in which we exist. Shown at the left: Strange Explosion, Liz Tran, mixed media, 36 x 36. Photo: Christian Galley.



schackOn August 14th the Schack Art Center‘s main gallery, located at  2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, will be filled with maritime scenes, seascapes, and landscapes as it honors painter Joan Pinney, the 2014 Schack Artist of the Year. Pinney is an accomplished watercolorist who draws inspiration from her extensive travels in the Pacific Northwest.  Since 1992 the Schack (formerly Arts Council of Snohomish County) has selected one artist to honor as its "Artist of the Year". This professional artist is someone who is recognized by his or her peers for their considerable accomplishments and contributions to the visual arts in and beyond Snohomish County. Shown at the right above: Coastal Fog.


Twilight Gallery, 4306 SW Alaska St. in Seattle, is featuring work by Laura Castellanos, Mary Coss, Levi Hastings, Tim Manthey, Naoko Morisawa, Hanna Myers, Lynn Schirmer, Siolo Thompson, and Kate Vrijmoet in a show called “Boundaries” The show opens fro 6-9pm.

A Glass Canvas at the Schack Art Center in Everett

schack“A Glass Canvas,” curated by Traver Gallery is currently on view at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, and closes on Nov. 8. The annual exhibit features glass artists who specialize in painting, etching, and coldworking hand-blown glass. Shown: Walter Lieberman, PEDRAZA #2, 2007, Courtesy of Traver Gallery, Photo by Ben Lerman.

Schack Art Center in Everett opens two new shows today

Shack ornamentalOn view through September 21 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, are “Generations: James Madison: 2013 Artist of the Year” and “Cultural Intersections: Joye Melby, 2013 Art Advocate of the Year.” Generations highlights the career of Tulalip Tribes artist James Madison, who creates traditional Salish and Tlingit NW Coast Native Art using a contemporary approach. Melby shares new paintings inspired by Japanese art prints, as well as pieces by former students from her 24 years as an educator with Everett Public Schools. Shown at the left by James Madison.

Flora Plastica at Schack Art Center

schackFlora Plastica,” last shown at the Tacoma Art Museum,  has been reinvented and has reappeared at this year’s “Art of the Garden on view through August 1  at Schack Art Center in Everett at 2921 Hoyt Avenue.  Also included are four new sculptures, Burst. Cascade, Encircle & Ripple.  Shown: Flora Plastica by Barbara De Pirro.

Books as art on view at the Schack Art Center in Everett

schack“The Creative World of Book Arts” exhibit, opening April 18 at the Schack Art Center  , 2921 Hoyt Ave in Everett, pushes beyond the conventional definition of a book and explores the concept of books as works of art. On view through  May 28, the opening reception for participating artists is April 18 from 5-8pm and is open to the public. Shown: Underground Playground (Where are the ants?)  detail by Karen V. Chickadel

Schack celebrates NW Basket Weavers’ 30th Anniversary

schack The Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild with a new show and reception from 5-8pm on August 9. On view through September 20, the exhibit, “Pearls of Experience,” features work from artists from Washington and Oregon who have mastered traditional techniques and expanded work to incorporate alternative materials such as citrus peel, sturgeon skin, agave leaves and metal to create sculptural and figurative pieces. Shown: Touchstone by Susan Blackburn.

Currently on view around the Sound

kac A member’s exhibition, juried by  Bellevue gallery owner Gunnar Nordstrom, is on view at the Kirkland Arts Center 630 Market Street in Kirkland, through August 20. Media include painting, mixed media, ceramics, photography, and sculpture. Shown at the left: Pieces #3 (detail) by Joanne Bohannon from the Kirkland Arts Center member exhibition.


Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way on Camano Island, is showing “Summer Moments,” an exhibition featuring glass, metal, stone and a selection of northwest paintings.


Pottery Northwest  is currently showing  “The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All,” a solo exhibition of work by Adam Helenske. The show will run through August 3. Pottery Northwest is located at 226 First Avenue North (between Thomas and John), just one block south of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center.


The Seattle City Hall Gallery, 600 Fourth Ave, celebrates Seattle’s Somali population, which is the second largest in the United States,  with an exhibition called, “Our Children, Our Voices,” on view through September 5. An opening reception will be held 3 to 5, Tuesday,pm July 24, at City Hall’s Boards and Commissions Conference Room L280.


On view at the Twilight Artist Collective, 4306 SW Alaska St. in West Seattle, is “Summer Lovein’,’ a show inspired by the life and work of John Travolta. The show, curated by Cheryl Robinson, runs through August 3.


The Wing Luke Museum, is showing “George Nakashima: A Master’s Furniture and Philosophy.” Through his vintage furniture, architectural drawings and sketches, the exhibtion explores how Nakashima’s life experiences shaped his work and the legacy he left behind.

Schack Art Center opens “Visions Explored 2012” June 28

Opening in a reception on June 28 from 5-8pm at the Schack Art Center , 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, is “Visions Explored 2012.” The show features the works of Everett Community College art, photography, and graphic design students and is on view through September 4. Showing in the Emerging Young Artists’ Gallery at the Schack, the pieces were selected for the exhibit by a committee of Everett Community College art faculty members, which included Lloyd Weller and Sandra Lepper.

Pettelle and Wise honored at Schack Art Center in Everett

Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, has named sculptor Ken Pettelle as Artist of the Year and Josey Wise as 2012 Art Advocate of the year. A reception on June 28 from 5-8pm will honor the artists and open their two shows.  Pattelle’s exhibit, titled "Celebration of the Human Form", is a retrospective of the more than 30 years he has devoted to exploring and interpreting the human figure. On July 21, from 6-7pm in studios 1 & 2 at the center, Pettelle will share recent advances in digital technology that are aiding the ancient methods of lost wax casting.  Wise incorporates the beauty and color of nature into the oil paintings in her concurrently showing exhibit. She and her husband Marc own WiseDesignz Framing & Gallery in Historic Downtown Everett and have done much to further the growth of the Everett Art Walk. Both shows will be on view through July 29.

Betsy Best-Spadaro printmaker at Schack in Everett

schack On view through April 30 are works by printmaker Betsy Best-Spadaro in the Schack Shop, 2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett. Betsy has traveled the world learning both eastern and western relief printmaking techniques and traditions, which she tries to incorporate into all work. Shown: Birds of a Feather.

Connect with clay this weekend at the Schack Art Center

This Saturday, March 17th, the Schack Art Center in Everett invites the community to participate in "Connecting with Clay" a day of hands-on demonstrations and free lectures from 10am – 7pm.

Sessions include, "Paper Clay Magic: making pages for a clay book" with June Haddox," Building Pots Piece by Piece – using pieces of the textured slabs to build clay vessels" with Roger Cocke, and "Clay Totems: concept, composition & construction" with Maria Root.

All the workshops and lectures are free, but preregistration is required for several. A complete list is available at

Workshops aren’t just for adults either. Youth are invited, with an accompanying adult, to participate in "Faces in the Mud: a hands-on family activity making masks" with sessions at 10am and 1pm.

Even if you don’t feel like sitting in on a lecture or workshop you can still fire your own Raku pot. Choose a plain bisque pot, glaze it, and then have it fired in a Raku kiln at the Schack for only $25. The last firing will be at 5pm on Saturday.

"Connecting with Clay" coincides with the Schack’s current exhibit "Embracing the Edge: Working in Clay in the Pacific Northwest" featuring the Cascade Clay Artists through April 19th.

“Art Shapes the World” at Schack Art Center

schack "Art Shapes the World," a student exhibit partnered with the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA), runs through March 27th in the Willits Gallery at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue in Everett.   The WAEA Youth Art Month Student Exhibit features 2-D work in a variety of media from students in kindergarten through high school. The artwork was created to honor art education and help make the community aware that art is an integral part of a well balanced education. A  reception where the public can meet the artists is on March 8, from 5-8 pm. Shown: 2012 Youth Art Month State Flag created by Jessie Ma and Tiffany Shen from Hamilton International Middle School in Seattle.