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Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art
1210 2nd Ave
Hours: mon-sat 11am-6pm or by appt
Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art specializes in contemporary painting and sculpture, and we have a particular interest in figurative ceramics and glass sculpture. We seek out artists for representation that exhibit a unique combination of talent and vision. In addition to mounting monthly exhibitions in our gallery space, we also actively seek out collectors in other regions through participation in art fairs and national advertising. We are prominently located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Seattle Art Museum and Benaroya Symphony Hall and nearby the historic Pike Place Market. Abmeyer + Wood strives to bring the best in contemporary arts to the Pacific Northwest through our roster of nationally recognized and exciting emerging artists.
Sep 7-30 Adrian Arleo.
Oct 5-28 Ross Richmond.
REPRESENTING: Adrian Arleo, Christa Assad, Jeff Ballard, Randy Beckelheimer, Doris Chase, Ford Crull, Matthew Dennison, Jeff Fontaine, Susan Hall, Meg Holgate, Reilly Jensen, Steve Jensen, Richard Jolley, Judith Kindler, Lynda Lowe, Holly Lyman, Calvin Ma, Ann Mallory, Katie Metz, Crystal Morey, William Morris, Kymia Nawabi, Ross Richmond, Erika Sanada, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Rob Snyder, Sebastian Spreng, Kirsten Stingle, Jason Walker, Patti Warashina, Christopher David White, Victor Hugo Zayas
Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave
Hours: mon-fri 10am-5pm sat 12-5pm
Visit our monthly rotating exhibitions by local artists in the Allied Arts gallery, at the Hotel Bellwether and Downtown Visitor's Center. Shop at our art supply thrift store or attend one of our events throughout the year
Sep 1-30 Gallery Series: Point of Reference, featuring work photographs, paintings and bronze sculptures by Jonathan Sureau, Robert E Gigliotti, and Jenny Jansen as well as jewelry by members of the Bellingham Metal Arts Guild. Oct 6-28 Gallery Series: From Where I Sit, featuring work by local painters Helen Dorn, Joanne Plucy, and Ann Chaikin as well as jewelry by Lianne Redpath Worlund.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA
Hours: daily 10am-6pm. Admission is free
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is a collecting art museum with a focus on the art and craft of the Puget Sound region. BIMA rotates exhibits three times per year and has diverse educational programs, a Museum Store, and Bistro.
Located just adjacent to the Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry terminal at the corner of Highway 305 and the main street of Bainbridge, Winslow Way, a welcoming landmark and a prominent community resource for quality arts education and lifelong learning. FREE Admission thanks to members and donors.
To Oct 1 Women in Photography A group exhibition of personal visions and stories shared through diverse photographic processes.
Ulrich Pakker: Visions Rendered. This major solo exhibition stems from Pakker’s adventurous life and artistic pursuits, leading to an amazing body of fabricated metal sculpture. Pierr Morgan: The Children’s Garden. This exhibition contains the original paintings from Morgan’s latest book, The Children’s Garden, Growing Food in the City. Lisa Stirrett: Beneath the Surface. Stirrett (Silverdale) works in multiple glass sculpture and printmaking techniques and has created a site specific installation, submerging the viewer in her undersea world. Richard Stine: Illustrations. Celebrate Stine’s illustrious, pointed and humorous career as an editorial cartoonist and artist. Bill Hemp: Bainbridge Island A-Z. Plein air artist Bill Hemp invites you to tour his home of Bainbridge Island through the original pen and ink drawings that comprise his recent book. Opening Oct 14Robert McCauley: American Fiction. A solo exhibition featuring over thirty paintings and assemblage works from the 1990s to the present, this show will travel to Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) in 2018. Nadine Karina: The Hammer and the Peony. Seattle metalsmith Nadine Kariya presents her elegant and diverse designs and stories in jewelry. Frank Renlie: Smile. Renlie (Lake Forest Park) paints what’s in his head, and you can’t help but smile. Paul Polson: Out Here. Polson (from Poulsbo) presents his regional landscape paintings in oil. New Acquisitions. BIMA presents the newest acquisitions to its Permanent Art Collection - donations from regional artists, collectors, and estates. Heikki Seppa: Master Metalsmith. More than thirty functional and conceptual works in sculpture and jewelry art, by the late master metalsmith. Artist’s Books: Collection of Cynthia Sears (Sherry Grover Gallery). BIMA continues to rotate this amazing national collection from the unique world of artist’s books.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Hours: wed-sun 11am-5pm, free first fri 11am-8pm
Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft, and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications, featuring regional, national, and international artists.
To Sep 10 Electric Coffin: Future Machine, an evolving installation by the creative art and design studio Electric Coffin. Over its seven months at BAM, the installation will transform and expand through collaborations with local artists and makers, tradespeople, industry leaders, and other creatives.
To Oct 1 Emerge/Evolve 2016: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass, featuring work by 13 award winners from The Bullseye Glass Company’s Emerge/Evolve kiln-glass competition.
To Oct 22 Cut Up/Cut Out, featuring national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber.
To Oct 22 Tess Martin: Ginevra, an installation of work by Tess Martin featuring her new stop motion film of the same name, based on Percy Shelley's Poem ‘The Dirge.’
Opening Sep 22 Humaira Abid: Searching for Home, a site-specific installation featuring personal narratives, stories, and portraits of refugees in the Pacific Northwest, and socio-cultural themes of immigration, women, and families. A first solo museum exhibition in the United States for Humaira Abid.
Opening Oct 20 Walter McConnell: Itinerant Edens, an ambitious new installation by Walter McConnell, best known for his unfired clay installations. Sealed in terrarium-like enclosures, his work addresses the relationship between nature and culture.
603 South Main Street
BONFIRE is an art integration practice, a community gathering space and gallery, and a design practice. BONFIRE integrates art, culture and design through services, exhibits, advocacy and community events. Located in Seattle’s historic Panama Hotel, BONFIRE is a place where people gather to connect with art and design.
Oct 4-Dec 2 Gary Faigin: Inside Out. Once upon a time, steam engines were seen as cutting-edge technology, and the images of powerful trains cutting across the American landscape was featured in posters and advertisements as a glamorous image of modernity. Painter Gary Faigin turns that imagery on its head with a painting series in which steam engines appear strange and ominous, while at the same time retaining a retro beauty.
Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street
Hours: wed-sat 10am to 4pm, sun 12 to 4pm; Admission: adults $10, seniors/students/children $8, family pass $25
This museum celebrates Tacoma's rich maritime heritage. Located on the waterfront, in a century-old wooden wheat warehouse (listed on the national registry of historic places), it is one of two remaining wooden warehouses which, along with others, once stretched a mile long. It was originally built to accommodate cargo arriving by rail and departing by sail during the early years of Tacoma’s history.
220 3rd Ave S, #100
, Pioneer Square
Hours: tues-sat 10am-6pm
A focus on contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture and glass from some of the most recognized artists in the US and Canada.
Sep 7-23 Mark Rediske: Awakening. Mark Rediske’s new mixed media works relate his esteem for JMW Turner, the influences of growing up in Minnesota, and his reverence for the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
Oct 5-21 Shawn Huckins: Athenaeum (I Can’t Pretend That This Is Poetry). Presenting Shawn Huckins for his debut solo show at Foster/White. Meticulous renderings of iconic 18th century American paintings are juxtaposed with a 21st century lexicon, offering a simultaneously humorous and investigative account on the notion of cultural progress.
REPRESENTING: Tony Angell, David Alexander, Sheri Bakes, Cara Barer, Clare Belfrage, Evan Blackwell, Bratsa Bonifacho, Bobbie Burgers, Tom Burrows, Carol Inez Charney, Allison Collins, John De Wit, Jamie Evrard, Lois Graham, Shawn Huckins, Eva Isaksen, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Chase Langford, Guy Laramée, David Leventi, Cameron Anne Mason, Manfred Lindenberger, Robert Marchessault, James Martin, Alden Mason, Casey McGlynn, Jeffrey Milstein, Sarah McRae Morton, Steven Nederveen, Andre Petterson, Mark Rediske, Will Robinson, George Rodriguez, Paul Vexler, Janna Watson, Michael Wolf, Eric Zener
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave
Hours: tues-sun 11am-5pm thurs 11am-7pm. Admission is free
Located on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum showcases works from the Frye Founding Collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European paintings, and notable exhibitions of works by internationally renowned and emerging contemporary artists.
To Sep 3 Amie Siegel: Interiors. New York-based artist Amie Siegel works between film, photography, performance, and installation. In this solo exhibition, she investigates ideas about objects and their perceived cultural value, and the power systems innate to connoisseurship and museum practice.
To Sep 10 ALIVE Flora, Light, and Water in the Seattle Landscape, a Partnership for Youth Exhibition, is an exploration of Seattle’s urban landscape through digital photography.
To Oct 9 Storme Webber: Casino: A Palimpsest. Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist Storme Webber presents a reimagining of her city through experimental memoir, archival photographs, poetry, social history, installation, and performance.
To Jan 21, 2018 Frye Salon, a restaging of the Founding Collection as it was installed in the home gallery of Charles and Emma Frye.
REPRESENTING: Amie Siegel, and artists of the Frye Collection including Matt Browning, Arthur Bowen Davies, Ludwig Dill, Nikolai Nikanorovich Dubovskoi, Nicolai Fechin, Alexander Max Koester, Gabriel von Max, Rosalyn Gale Powell, Dániel Somogyi, Franz von Stuck, and Andrew Wyeth.
G. Gibson Gallery
NEW LOCATION: 104 W Roy St
Hours: wed-fri 11am-5:30pm, sat 11:30am-4pm & tues by appt. Gallery open by appt. June 7 to 10.
The G. Gibson Gallery opened in 1991 and exhibits paintings, drawings, contemporary constructed works and specializes in mid-20th century and contemporary fine art photography.
Sep 8-Oct14 Robert C. Jones, paintings and drawings. Cable Griffith, recent paintings.
Oct 20-Dec 2 Terry Leness, paintings. Marion Post Wolcott, photographs.
REPRESENTING: Hector Acebes, Ansel Adams, Gala Bent, Ruth Bernhard, Julie Blackmon, Susanna Bluhm, Bill Brandt, Manual Alavarez Bravo, CameraWork Editions, Diem Chau, Imogen Cunningham, Linda Davidson, John Divola, Walker Evans, Maija Fiebig, Justin Gibbens, Cable Griffith, Mary Iverson, Robert C. Jones, Eirik Johnson, Yousuf Karsh, Michael Kenna, Doug Keyes, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Terry Leness, Richard Misrach, Saya Moriyasu, Lori Nix, Samantha Scherer, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Mark Thompson, Thuy-Van Vu, JoAnn Verburg, Marion Post Wolcott.
110 3rd Ave S
Hours: thurs-sat 12-5pm
Gallery 110’s mission is to provide dynamic opportunities to established and emerging professional artists in an environment that encourages creative expression, experimentation and collaboration. As a nonprofit organization, the gallery fosters artistic and professional connections between its associated artists and the arts community at large through creative dialogue, the presentation of challenging and enriching curated exhibitions, public opportunities and collaborative projects. Established in 2002, Gallery 110 presents contemporary art in a wide variety of media. We aspire to present fresh, challenging exhibitions and opportunities of the highest professional caliber while actively engaging and networking with the community at large. On-site exhibitions change monthly with public openings held during First Thursday Artwalk every month and consist of solo, group and/or thematic shows. The range of genre represented by Gallery 110 artists offers a broad palette of thought, approach and media, promoting dialogue and reflection.
Sep 7-30 URBAN The idea of URBAN is examined through five points of view from traditional street photography to experimental conceptual, from film to digital. Featuring James Arzente, Susan Gans, M R McDonald, Janet Neuhauser and David Sokal. Oct 5-28 Beyond the Selfie. Li Turner, Susan Christensen, Joan Kimura consider who you see when you look at portrayals of others. Oct 5-28 Paula Maratha: I am not the only one. An exploration into portraiture with a grid of simple sketches, clear faces, and a study between men and women.
REPRESENTING: David Beckley, Sally Ketchum, Joan Kimura, Ray Schutte, Michael Abraham, Aaron Brady, George Brandt, Susan Christensen, Nancy Coleman, Sean Fansler, Paula Maratea Fuld, Susan Gans, Jerry Gordon, David Haughton, Robert Horton, Kevin Marshall, M R McDonald, Stacy Milrany, Maylee Noah, Gregory Pierce, Amy Pleasant, Sonya Stockton, Li Turner, David Sokal, Karen Graber, Mimi Cernyar-Fox, Lauren Greathouse, Saundra Fleming.
301 W. Holly Street
Hours: May/Jun thu-mon 12-6pm Jul/Aug open every day. Art Walk: first Friday of the month 6-10pm
Sep INWARDS: The Art and Science of Dennis Briones Ansell's Mixed Media. A solo show for Dada inspired Surrealist.
Oct 6-29 New Whatcom: Contemporary art of the Northwest. The exhibition will showcase works of recent graduates of Western Washington University and an exciting Community Murals Project.
Harris Harvey Gallery
1915 First Ave
Hours: tues-sat 11am-6pm, mon by appt
Harris Harvey Gallery, the new name for Lisa Harris Gallery, features paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by contemporary West Coast artists. After 32 years in its loft space in the Pike Place Market, the gallery has moved to a nearby street-level location on First Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Sep 7-30 Ed Kamuda: Cabin and a Dream. Turning simple forms into meaningful and enigmatic landscapes, Ed Kamuda’s new work continues the internally symbolic and reverential nature of his previous paintings, while continuing to explore and translate the quasi-spiritual experience of the Pacific Northwest landscape.
Oct 5- 28 Gregg Laananen: The Chenoweth Group. Featuring a new series of oil paintings by Gregg Laananen, best known for his neo-expressionist interpretations of Pacific Northwest landscapes, Chenoweth Group reflects Laananen’s recent experimentation with heightened levels of abstraction.
REPRESENTING: Kathryn Altus, Joel Brock, John Cole, Peter De Lory, Charles Emerson, Terry Furchgott, Christopher Harris, Richard Hutter, Victoria Johnson, Ed Kamuda, Karen Kosoglad, Gregg Laananen, Kent Lovelace, John Lysak, John McCormick, Richard Morhous, Ann Morris, Linda Jo Nazarenus, Royal Nebeker, Kim Osgood, Jeffrey Palladini, Christine Sharp, Lois Silver, David W. Simpson, Lisa Snow Lady, Wendy Thon, Emily Wood, Thomas Wood, Dion Zwirner
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
4100 15th Ave NE
Hours: wed fri sat & sun 11am-4pm thurs 11am-9pm
A museum of contemporary art and ideas, Henry Art Gallery offers access to an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists.
To Sep 10 Fun. No Fun. Kraft Duntz featuring Dawn Cerny, a commissioned work by Kraft Duntz, the Seattle-based artist/architect team of David Lipe, Matt Sellars, and Dan Webb, in collaboration with artist Dawn Cerny. The installation occupies the large open volume of the Henry's lower level gallery and investigates how space and memory mediate experience.
To Sep 17 Summer Wheat: Full Circle, featuring large-scale abstract-figurative paintings that serve as both portals to imaginary worlds and as mirrors that reflect interior states of being.
To Oct 1 Doris Totten Chase: Changing Forms, the artist's first retrospective. Will include a selection of works created between 1956 and 2000 including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and videos.
To Oct 1 Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis, organized in celebration of the centennial of the birth of revered American artist and University of Washington professor Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). The exhibition features a suite of silkscreen prints that tell the Genesis narrative of creation through the artist's recollected memories of time spent witnessing sermons in the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.
To Oct 1 If You Don't They Will presents: no. NOT EVER., This summer, the Henry hosts no. NOT EVER, a project of If You Don’t They Will, a Seattle-based group that provides creative and concrete tools for countering white nationalism through a cultural lens. Within the installation in the Henry Test Site, the interview footage functions as a living archive to create a participatory toolbox and intergenerational bridge for organizers who are working to resist the white nationalist social movement.
To Oct 8 Brian Jungen: Untitled Drawings, featuring four related drawings by Brian Jungen (born 1970), a Canadian artist of Swiss and Dane-zaa Nation ancestry. These drawings create visual intersections between pop cultural representations of Native people, extreme sports, and gender tropes.
REPRESENTING: Chuck Close, Chris E. Vargas, Carrie Mae Weems, Summer Wheat, Kraft Duntz and Dawn Cerny
Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St
Hours: wed-sat 10am-5pm sun 12-5pm 3rd thurs 10am-8pm. Admission: members free, adults $15, seniors (62+), military and students (13+) $12, groups of 20+ $12, groups of 50+ $10, children 6-12 $5 (under 6 are free), every 3rd thurs 5-8pm free
Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. For information: 1-866-4MUSEUM. See artists create in the Hot Shop. Enjoy contemporary art in the galleries and outdoor plazas. Walk across the <I> Chihuly Bridge of Glass </I> Dine in the cafe.
To Oct 1 Linda MacNeil: Jewels of Glass, a retrospective exhibit of the artist's innovative use of glass to create elegant, wearable jewellery.
To Oct 15 Ispirazione: James Mongrain in The George R. Stroemple Collection, a dynamic collaboration between Pacific Northwest glass collector George R. Stroemple and glass artist James Mongrain.
Opening Sep 9 Complementary Contrasts: The Glass and Steel Sculptures of Albert Paley highlights the significance of glass in the body of work of celebrated sculptor Albert Paley.
Opening Oct 14 Spotlight on Dale Chihuly: Works from Museum of Glass Permanent Collection. Showcases Dale Chihuly’s impact on American Studio Glass and Pacific Northwest glassblowing with an intimate selection of his work, including the Gibson Chandelier.
Opening Oct 28 Michael E. Taylor: Traversing Parallels inspires contemplation of social and scientific issues, and continues to take the material of glass into new expressive terrain.
REPRESENTING: Cappy Thompson, Martin Blank, Dale Chihuly, David Huchthausen, Alfredo Barbini, Shayna Leib, Kelly O’Dell, Kait Rhoads, Raven Skyriver, Hiroshi Yamano, Linda MacNeil, James Mongrain.
Museum of Northwest Art
121 First St
La Conner, WA
Hours: Museum and Store: Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Admission is FREE
The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest.
Opening Oct 14 Mel Katz: Choices, presents a survey of the work of this Portland-based sculptor. Experience the bold colors and shapes of Katz paintings and larger than life sculptures.
Opening Oct 14 Raven Skyriver: Submerge , explores the marine animals of our Pacific Northwest region through works of glass. Hidden Narrative, explores visual thinking strategies and hidden meanings that can be found within the works of MoNA's permanent collection.
REPRESENTING: Whiting Tennis Kelly O'Dell Clayton James
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 W First Ave
Hours: Museum: tues-sun 10am-5pm; wed 10am-8pm. Admission: adults $10, seniors (60+) $7.50, students (with ID) $5, kids 5 and under and MAC members no charge. Campbell House Tours: included in admission price
Five galleries, museum store, Joel E Ferris Research Library and Archives (open Wed-Fri, noon - 4), historic Campbell & Carriage House (1898). Unique Museum campus with varied outdoor sculptures.
Closes Sept 24 Z Nation: Behind the Camera. This summer the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture becomes a working television production studio and a celebration of the dozens of local artists behind the hit Syfy TV series Z NATION. Museum visitors will be able to watch scenes being shot for Season Four of Z NATION, using the galleries as sound stages and the grounds as set locations, and learn how a real television series is made.
Opening Oct 21 Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition. Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages, Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the life of Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery
1111 1st Ave
Hours: daily 11am-5pm
Established 1992, Patricia Rovzar Gallery has earned a reputation for exhibiting contemporary works in a variety of mediums. We follow a mission to represent and promote unique and diverse works from a select group of mid-career and emerging artists.
REPRESENTING: Tracey Adams, Laura Schiff Bean, Bill Braun, Morgan Brig, Paul Brigham, Rachel Brumer, Linda Christensen, Allen Cox, Isabelle duToit, Susan Freda, Joyce Gehl, David French, Tyson Grumm, Ivy Jacobsen, Kathy Jones, Marianne Kolb, Fred Lisaius, Jerri Lisk, Patrick LoCicero, Brenda Mallory, Joseph Maruska, Carrie McGee, Kenna Moser, John Randal Nelson, Marti Somers, Terry Turrell, Tal Walton, Deloss Webber, Z. Z. Wei, Kensuke Yamada
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1203 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA
Hours: Webster's Woods Art Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Gallery hours: thu-sun 11am-5pm
A hilltop art gallery surrounded by a 5-acre art park. Discover and explore art inside and outside.
FibeRevolution will showcase innovative, experimental and contemporary cutting edge art that bends and breaks the traditional definition of Fiber Art, and what is considered fiber. Installations include, wall art, wearable art, jewelry, accessories, function or non-functional art, as well as collaborative pieces.
REPRESENTING: Clark Mundy
313 Occidental Ave S
Hours: tues-sat 10am-5:30pm
PROGRAPHICA/KDR specializes in contemporary drawing, painting, and photography. The art ranges from traditional realism to abstraction. The artists featured include those in the early stages of their careers and others who have substantial professional accomplishments.
The PROGRAPHICA / KDR exhibition model is one of alternating exhibitions curated by the co-directors, Norman Lundin and Eleana Del Rio. The exhibitions at PROGRAPHICA / KDR will include solo and two- or three-person shows as well as thematic exhibitions. In addition to the exhibition program, the gallery hosts lectures, panel discussions and literary readings.
Sep 7-Oct 28 Marsha Burns: Look Again
Show curator, Norman Lundin, writes: "In putting together this show, I wanted to highlight what I especially admire about Marsha’s work—its subjective expressive presence. With this in mind, I made my selection of silver gelatin, Polaroid, and digital prints from Marsha’s archives. They span her career, were shot in many cities and with many different people, and using a mix of technologies; to my eye, they all have the psychological expressive presence that distinguishes Marsha’s work. Take your time here, look, look again."
Schack Art Center
2921 Hoyt Ave
Hours: mon-fri 10am-6pm sat 10am-5pm sun 12-5pm
Schack Art Center is a non-profit, visual arts center in Everett, WA offering diverse professional exhibits, public access to glassblowing, and art classes for all ages and levels.
To Sep 9 My Swirly Brain and Other Oddities, featuring 2017 Artist of the Year Gale Johansen.
Oct 5-Nov 2 Lodestar, featuring glass works by Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles. 2016 Pilchuck EAiRs, featuring Jennifer Crescuillo, Julia Chamberlain, Nate Ricciuto, Josefina Muñoz, Karin Forslund and Bryan Kekst Brown.
Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave
Hours: wed 10am-5pm thurs 10am-9pm fri-sun 10am-5pm. Suggested admission: adults $24.95, seniors (62 and over) and military (with ID) $22.95, students (with ID) and teens (13-19) $14.95, children 12 & under free, SAM members free. Olympic Sculpture Park (2901 Western Ave) hours: open daily, opens 30 minutes prior to sunrise, closes 30 minutes after sunset. Free to the public
One museum in three locations: the Seattle Art Museum downtown, the Asian Art Museum (temporarily closed) in Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the downtown waterfront. Collection includes some 25,000 objects, primarily Asian, African, Northwest Coast Native American, modern art, and European painting and decorative arts. The Volunteer Park building houses the majority of the Asian art collection.
To Sep 10 Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.
Oct 19-Jan 15 Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect examines the American master’s 75-year career and offers unexpected perspectives on his art and legacy.
To Nov 5 Denzil Hurley: Disclosures. By mounting his Glyph paintings on repurposed sticks and poles of various kinds, Hurley connects and critiques abstraction in painting and sculpture through his consideration of the practical uses of his materials.
Ongoing Big Picture: Art after 1945. This exhibition draws from the transformative gift of over 100 works given to SAM by Seattle collectors Virginia and Bagley Wright.
312 S Washington St
, Tashiro Kaplan Bldg
Hours: fri & sat 12-5pm or by appt
Shift is an artist-run gallery established in Seattle in 2004 with the primary goal of supporting emerging, practicing artists in the Pacific Northwest.
Sep 7-30 Dawn P. Endean: Passing Through, Endean’s mono-prints and etchings explore themes of change, transience and impermanence in society and the natural world.
Sep 7-30 Colleen Maloney: Finding the Extra in Ordinary, Maloney’s prints take viewers on an unusual tour of her local surroundings. Strong abstraction merges with semi-realism as she uplifts everyday landscapes by emphasizing quirky perspectives with outstanding, colorful elements.
Oct 5-28 Patrice Donohue: Mending, Patrice Donohue continues her work with newspaper structuring surface, volume, light/ shadow, and the repetition of stitching and weaving further inspired by an Albert Camus quote, “We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again…”, binding and mending, with the determination of a beloved mantra.
REPRESENTING: Ken Barnes, Eric Chamberlain, Patrice Donohue, Dawn Endean, Carolyn Gracz, Stephanie Hargrave, Cynthia Hibbard, Rachel Holloway, Karen Klee-Atlin, Anna Macrae, Colleen Maloney, Ed McCarthy, Liz Patterson, Joseph Pentheroudakis, David Traylor, Craig van den Bosch, Robin Walker, Jodi Waltier, Carmi Weingrod
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave
Hours: tues-sun 10am-5pm thurs 10am-8pm, free every 3rd thurs 5-8pm. Admission: members free, adults $15, students, military, seniors (65+) $13, family (2 adults + up to 4 children under 18) $40, children 5 and under free
Celebrating 80 years, Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse communities of the Pacific Northwest through its collections, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest and broader western region.
Opening Sep 2 Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection Still-life masterpieces from the past 200 years, ranging from European-influenced realism and trompe l’oeil to Impressionism, Modernism, Pop Art, and beyond. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
To Oct 15 Promoting the West: Abby Williams Hill and the Railroads, paintings, sketches, and archival materials related to Tacoma artist Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943), who painted the Pacific Northwest landscape and Yellowstone National Park for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads.
Familiar Faces & New Voices: Surveying Northwest Art, exemplary works from TAM’s collections that tell the varied and layered history of Northwest art.
Selections from the Anne Gould Hauberg Collection. From revered collector and patron of the arts in the Northwest, Anne Gould Hauberg, see selected works by influential artists and teachers who built the Pilchuck Glass School into a world-renowned center for glass art.
Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads, paintings that refocus attention on the overlooked yet vital history of the Chinese laborers of the 19th century.
REPRESENTING: Dale Chihuly, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frederic Remington, Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Camille Patha, Matika Wilbur, Camille Pissaro, Aguste Renoir, Marie Watt, Julie Speidel, Scott Fife, Ginny Holzer, Cappy Thompson, William Morris, Grafton Tyler Brown, Deborah Butterfield, Joseph Goldberg, Paul Horiuchi, Jeffry Mitchell, George Tsutakawa. Flora C. Mace, Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Toots Zynsky, Shaun Peterson, Ed Mell, Kevin Red Star, John Nieto, Albert Bierstadt, John Mix Stanley, Thomas Moran.
315 Argyle Ave
Friday Harbor, WA
Hours: Monday-Friday 10-5:30 Saturday 10-4 Sunday 10-3
Starting its 32nd year, WaterWorks Gallery located in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island is a contemporary light filled gallery space that continues to evolve as a gallery dedicated to showing artists from the Islands, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The represented artists, painters, sculptors and jewelers reflect the areas beauty, both conventional and unusual. That is the flavor of the Northwest, making WaterWorks Gallery the unique place it is.
We are open Wednesday – Saturday.
Seasonally adjusted hours.
Sep 8-30 Kathryn Trigg & Tom Small: Explorations Kathryn Trigg continues her exploration of the medium of monotype as a form of alchemy on paper. Tom Small's central theme is From The Land - works directly inspired by specific places, on island and other locations.
Oct 6-27 Guy Anderson: Fragments. Selected etchings, drawings and paintings from the Estate.
REPRESENTING: Elizabeth Bruno, Michael Dickter, Barbara Duzan, Jaime Ellsworth, David French, Robin & John Gumaelius, Art Hansen, Melinda Hannigan, Caroline James,, Jim Meyer, Janis Miltenberger, Jeremy Newman & Allison Ciancibelli, Danielle Dean Palmer, Amanda Richardson, David Ridgway, Dana Roberts, Joan Stuart Ross,Tim Schumm, Cathy Schoenberg, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Tom Small, Kathryn Trigg, and Jennifer Williams and the jewelry by Tana Acton, Dianne Coe, Micki Lippe, Judy Morgan, Jan Marie Tongela, Terri Rau, Gina Pankowski, Jennifer Howard-Kicinski
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