Posts Tagged ‘Whidbey Island galleries’
Brackenwood 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.
Brackenwood 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.
Good 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.
Brackenwood 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.
Simon 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.
On 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.
"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.
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 www.whidbeyartists.com
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 .
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, opens “Discerning Eyes” with an artists’ reception from 5-7 PM on March 2. This invitational exhibit will offer an array of photographic images featuring artists Rich Frishman, Earl Olsen, Ed Severinghaus, Skip Smith, and Kim Tinuviel. Shown: Rich Frishman. Its entitled The Art of the Motorcycle.
Showing through February 25 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, is an exhibit entitled “Mending Hearts” featuring sculptor Sue Taves, photographer Michael Stadler and mixed media artist Zia Gipson. The artists have created an introspective show that’s focused on that ancient symbol of love and life, the HEART. The artists spent two years developing a metaphor for heartbreak and healing thru their art.
Artisans on Taylor, 911 Water Street in Port Townsend, opens “Conversation Pieces,” mixed media figurative paintings by Christopher Mathie, in a reception August 4 from 6-8pm during the Port Townsend Art Walk.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents Pete Jordan as the featured artist for the month of August. Jordan is a well-known Whidbey Island artist whose paintings are indicative of this place. This show will feature both island landscapes and paintings of appealing objects the artist has accumulated over the years. A reception for the artis is from 5-7pm. Shown at the right: Moonset Deer Lagoon, Pete Jordan.
Through September 7, Patricia Cameron Gallery, 234 Dexter Avenue N. is featuring colorful new paintings by Seattle artist and Gage Academy art instructor Julia Ricketts along with large scale charcoal drawings by Hawaii artist/educator Linda Kane. Shown at the left: Joie de Vivre by Julia Ricketts.
Opening from 5-8pm at the Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Avenue in Edison, is “Mashcans,” a collection of smashed objects such as cans or buckets, found by Paul Havas on the side of the road while painting en plein air. Although a divergence from his popular landscapes, the "mashcans" share the artist’s very distinct palate. He has had numerous exhibitions in his career and his paintings are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Northwest Art, Tacoma Art Museum, and Whatcom Museum.
Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle Street in Friday Harbor, introduces “World of Wonder and Delight” in a reception from 2-5pm. Featured in the exhibit are Jaime Ellsworth’s oils and mixed media sculpture by Robin and John Gumaelius. An artist talk by Robin and John Gumselius will take place at 11am. Shown at the right: Pet the Dog by Jaime Ellsworth.
Christina Moats is opening a new gallery in Freeland on Whidbey Island. Called Christina’s Island, the gallery, located at 1592 E Main Street, will have the grand opening reception June 29 from 5-8pm. Represented are 15 artists from various mediums including pencil & gouache, acrylic, pen & ink, encaustics, Sumi-e, woodworking, furniture, photography, fused glass and blown glass. The gallery is also has designer originals from the collections of Teri Jo Summer, Jessie Lyle and Tammi Sloan. The phone number is 360.632.4132.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Streeet in Langley, opens with a reception from 5-7pm on June 2 featuring artist Bergen Rose. Known for her acrylic landscapes, which include a surreal touch, often featuring a narrative. This show will include some of her quilted textile paintings that won praise and the “Coup de Coeur” award at the prestigious textile and fiber art Villefranche-sur-Saône Expo en Beaujolais, France.Shown at the left: Ordinary Woman with Special Kite.
Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley, presents the Lith photography of Skip Smith with a selection of oil paintings by Kent Lovelace in a show honoring trees opening on May 5 from 5-7pm. Continuing through May 28, Smith and Lovelace reveal the dignity and unique character of each tree they depict. Smith’s photographs capture the magnificence and grace of trees, while reminding the viewer of the varied environs where they thrive and survive. Lovelace, a master lithographer whose journey into painting incorporated the copper surface from the printmaking world as his canvas.His landscapes explore the elegant forms of trees with the integration of rich color.
“Flights of Fancy", opens with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm on April 7 at the Brackenwood Gallery, 302 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island. This traditional month of rebirth brings together artists Janie Cribbs and Sara Saltee in a show filled with flight, color, humor and a touch of whimsy.
A group exhibit showcasing works of art inspired by the sun opens at the Brackenwood Gallery in Langley in a reception for the artists on March 3 from 5-7pm. The show runs through April 2.
This January and February MUSEO, located at 215 First Street in Langley on Whidbey Island, will feature works primarily by local artists during its “Steampunk” show. About 40 artists have created both two-dimensional and sculptural works reminiscent of the spirit of adventure, invention, and craftsmanship of the early 19th century. The show runs through February 27. Shown: Jacob Bloom, Last Farewell Flare.