Posts Tagged ‘Whidbey Island galleries’

Group Show This Month at Gallery Mack Highlights Georgia Gerber’s Sculptures

galmackLots to see this month at Gallery Mack, 2100 Western Avenue in Seattle, especially with the featured Georgia Gerber pieces. The Whidbey Island artist is widely collected by corporate as well as private art patrons.  Shown:  Deer with Wren, Bronze Sculpture, By Georgia Gerber, 30" H x 29" W x 18" D Last of the Edition

Whidbey Art Gallery Opens New Show Tonight 5-7PM

Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second Street in Langley,  features the kaleidoscopic art and mandalas of Beth Johnson, the organic flow of Clovy Tsuchiya’s tableware and the metal art of Johnathan and Jandellyn Ward this month. Meet the artists, member artists along with the gallery’s newest artist, Tina Goodrich, from 5-7 pm. Enjoy light refreshments and the music of Tali.

Brackenwood’s Annual Print Show opens September 6


New show opens today at Brackenwood in Langley

brackenwood1The Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents new work by revered island painters Pete Jordan and Ginny O’Neill as well as sculpture by Jeff Day. On view through September 1, the exhibit opens August 2 in a reception from 5-7pm.

Art walks and events through July 13

Second Wednesday

Wallingford Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm from May –


Second Thursday

Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm.

West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 –


Second Friday

Belltown Art Walk is from 6pm until closing.

Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk is from 6 –

Kirkland Art Walk is from noon –


Second Saturday

Ballard Art Walk is from 6 –

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

Georgetown Art Attack is from 6 –

Port Angeles Art Walk is from 5 –

Poulsbo Art Walk is from is from 5 –


July 11

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s 13th annual season of the Issaquah ArtWalk continues on July 11 from 6-9pm. The popular monthly art walk is normally  held First Friday of the month June through September.


July 12-13

Camano Island Art by the Bay Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10am – 5pm. For location and more information visit

Choochokam, Langley’s 39th annual festival of the arts. Free shuttle from and to the Clinton Ferry Terminal. Visit

Wedgwood Art Festival from 10am-5pm located on the corner of NE 35th St and 89th St NE, at Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School. Ninth Annual Wedgwood Art Festival features a juried art festival, live music, food, and kid’s activities.

July 13

Pilchuck Glass School Campus Open House, Stanwood, noon – 5pm. Visit


Tacoma Art Museum  invites the community to explore how sculptures come to life at the Best of the Northwest Free Community Festival on Sunday, July 13, from 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme spotlights Tacoma Art Museum’s growing sculpture program.

Blumhagen and Smith show opens at Brackenwood

brackenwood“BLUMHAGEN & SMITH,” a show featuring monoprints and photography, opens today in a reception from 5-7pm  at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island.. Francy Blumhagen, a print maker and mixed media artist, has teamed up with Skip Smith, a photographer,  to offer an intriguing show. While Smith’s work is focus on the macro world of wide-open farmlands, Blumhagen’s monoprints capture the micro level of plant life that perhaps grows on that land. Francy uses actual plants like bronze fennel, horsetails and pea vines, to create stunning and elegant botanical monoprints. The show runs through April 28. Shown: by Skip Smith.

Take a world journey with artists at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley on Whidbey Island through March 31


Diane Tompkinson’s work at Inspired Arts on Whidbey

inspiredInspired Arts, located  at 1689 E. Main Street in Freeland on Whidbey Island, presents the work of Coupeville printmaker Diane Tompkinson, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7 from 5-7pm. Also featured this month, is new Goddess art from Jody Bone.

Brackenwood Gallery celebrates the month of love

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley celebrates February as the month of love with  a broad spectrum of art capturing the human experience of… eroticism, intimacy and the space between.  15 gallery artists have captured various aspects of the word love.  The exhibit continues through Feb. 24. Shown: Nude Study #5 by Jason Waskey.

Small Pleasures on view at Brackenwood Gallery

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island,  presents their fourth  annual  “Small Pleasures” show starting November 2. The artists’ reception is from 5-7 PM that evening. “Small Pleasures” features nearly every artist in the gallery and continues through December 31.

First Saturday openings in September

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery,  302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island opens their Fourth Annual Print Show  Sept. 7 with an artists’ reception from 5-7 PM. This exhibit features new prints by Francy Blumhagen, Buffy Cribbs, Briony Morrow Cribbs, Diane Divelbess, Bridget Fischer and Bruce Morrow. The show runs through Sept. 30. Many of the prints in this exhibit were produced at the recently opened Flicker Feather Press print shop and learning center. Brackenwood artists Bruce Morrow and Buffy Cribbs created a facility dedicated to the print arts that can be achieved on an etching press. Shown: Buzz II by Briony Morrow Cribbs.



Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in La Conner, opens “ Maggie Wilder’s Magic Mud Show” with a special artist reception September 7, 5-8pm coinciding  with the Skagit Art Escape / La Conner Gallery Walk that evening.  Also showing, Jeffrey Hanks vessels.



goodearthGood Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, opens with a reception from 2-5pm with “Flock Back to School” featuring the diverse work of local high school teacher, Lonnie Schang for September. Schang has had works selected for publication in several editions of Lark Crafts best-selling "500 Series," including 500 Vases, Best of 500 Ceramics and 500 Teapots, Vol. 2 (just released, August 2013).



Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue  in Edison,  presents a cutting-edge exhibition by Northwest School artists Joel Brock and one of the top anticipated painters in the Pacific Northwest Gregg Laananen. Brock (Edison) is best known for his paintings that explore landscape, architecture, and still life as subject matter but recently he has been pushing the boundaries. Gregg Laananen (Deming) paints en plein air (French for “open air”) to preserve the immediate essence of a specific setting.  The show opens from 5-8pm.

New shows opening August 3

brackenwoodBrackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, continues with their July & August show "A Painter’s Summer in the Northwest"  with featured artists Pete Jordan, Susan Ogilvie and Ginny O’Neill. They will be open for the  Langley Art Walk and artists’ reception August 3 from 5-7 PM. The gallery is also hanging new work by Buffy Cribbs, Bruce Morrow, Yuka Zuver and Rich Frishman as well as showing some new figurative sculptures by Jeff Day for the August Opening. Shown at the right: Sunset at Deer Lagoon.



The work of Port Townsend ceramist Anne Hirondelle is on view through August 31 at the Max Grover Gallery, 630 Water Street in Port Townsend Her pieces are in myriad private and public collections including the White House Collection in the Clinton Library, The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. Her work is also currently included in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Inaugural exhibit, "First Light.”  Hirondelle was the recipient of an NEA fellowship for the visual arts in 1988. In 2004 she was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Award. In 2009 her accomplishments where recognized by the Northwest Arts Community with the Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement.



simonSimon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor in Port Townsend,  welcomes NW sculptor, David Eisenhour, for the month of August with a reception for the artist from 5:30-8pm during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk.  Eisenhour’s  sculptures emerge into bronze, elevating the microscopic pteropod, while echoing the universal spiral. Each pteropod in the series exhibits progressive signs of degradation. An evolutionary tale is spun, an omen of portent for Planet Earth. This series is informed by David’s study of ocean acidification and the effects on the flora and fauna. An exciting aspect of David’s work for this show is his use of microscopes to bring the invisible world of plankton to light in his sculptures. Nina Bednarsek, a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, provided him  with images of pteropods, micro-scopic marine snails also known as sea butterflies.  Pteropods are a staple food for pink salmon here in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.



Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, opens their  new show "Nick Fennel: Wetscapes and Jeffrey Hanks: Vessels" in a reception from 5-8pm. The artists will be present for a festive reception  coinciding with La Conner’s monthly art walk.



Local Color, 1606 Pike Place, opens a group show from 6-8pm. Featured artists are Cheryl Waale, Helene Fine, Paul Butterfield and Dave Alton.



smithOn view through August 31 at  the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edson, is new work by artists Lindsay Kohles and Jasmine Valandani in a focused, main room exhibition. The opening reception is from 5-8pm. Shown: Lindsay Kohles, North Pacific Potato Bug.

Painting the beauty of a NW summer at Brackenwood Gallery

Brackenwood"A Painter’s Summer in the NW" is a two month show embracing summer on view through September 2 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island,  with three of Whidbey’s most talented painters: Pete Jordan – Oil, Susan Ogilvie – Pastel and Ginny O’Neill – Watercolor. Each of these painters, in their own way, has captured summer in the Northwest. Join the gallery for the artists’ reception from 5-7 PM on June 29. "A Painters’ Summer in the NW" continues thru Sept. 2, Shown: by Pete Jordan.

Here are a few other shows around Puget Sound

Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner,   hosts Todd J. Horton and Peregrine O’Gormley from April 5th – May 19th. The artists’ reception is Saturday, April 6 from 3 – 5pm.



Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is featuring artwork by Francis X Donovan and Bill Snow. This exhibition will feature selections from their shared studio space, informally named “Studio X”, in ranging media including painting and carving.



Ron Ward presents his new encaustic work, “Waxed Paper” at the Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 Second Street in Langley, with an opening on April 6, 5-7 pm. The work will be on view through April 30.  For more information visit

Whidbey Art gallery group show opens March 2

Whidbey Art Gallery, 220 2nd. St. in Langley, features guest artists for March including island glass maker Aaron LaChausee, and landscape painters Joyce Donaldson (oils and watercolor), and Ginger Schmidt (oils). Visit with them at the artwalk on Saturday, March 2 from 5-7 pm .