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
Nov 3-25 2017 Gallery Series: Who’s There? Allies Arts of Whatcom County’s 2017 Gallery Series is continuing with Who’s There? An exciting show that features figurative work by painters Frank Frazee and Shawna Morris as well as stone sculptures by Ruth Mueller. The November exhibit will also feature small works by Bellingham Metal Arts Guild members.
Nov 12-Dec 24 38th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts. Featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials. Festival Hours: 10 am-7 pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day; 10am-3pm on Dec 24th. Location: 4145 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA.
Dec 1-20 Allied Arts Holiday Festival Showcase. A Whatcom County tradition for 38 years - this year it will be even bigger! In addition to the festival taking place at 4145 Meridian Street, there will also be a showcase of fine art and craft by select Holiday Festival vendors at the gallery downtown. This is a great opportunity to see larger original and showpiece works by some local vendors.
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 Feb 4
Robert 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. He paints what’s in his head, and you can’t help but smile.
Paul Polson: Out Here. Polson 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: Chapter 12 - Taking Issue. 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.
Opening Nov 10 Making our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists. One of BAM’s most ambitious group shows to date, Making our Mark is a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Pratt Fine Arts Center with work from over 250 Pratt teaching artists throughout the organization’s influential history.
To Feb 11 Walter McConnell: Itinerant Edens: A Measure of Disorder, presents a series of elliptical vitrines bearing nude male figures set in landscapes of moist red clay. Sealed in terrarium-like enclosures, his work addresses the relationship between nature and culture.
To Mar 25 Humaira Abid: Searching for Home. Abid’s first solo museum exhibition offers an intimate look at the humanitarian consequences of the worldwide refugee crisis. Drawn from personal accounts documented by the artist.
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.
313 Occidental Ave S
, Pioneer Square
Hours: tues-sat 10am-5:30pm, call for hours on statutory holidays
For more than forty years Davidson Galleries has featured regional and international artists with two departments: Contemporary works on paper and Antique & Modern works on paper. Located in the historic Pioneer Square District of Seattle.
Nov 2-Dec 2 Sōsaku-Hanga. The Sōsaku-Hanga or "creative print" movement in Japan came into its own during the first half of the 20th century. In contrast to the traditional Japanese collaborative method of printmaking, the Sōsaku-Hanga artists advocated for an art form based on personal expression. The images they created were therefore designed, carved and printed all by the artist's own hand. This exhibition will feature works by Kaoru Kawano, Haku Maki, Yoshitoshi Mori, Hiroyuki Tajima, Rikio Takahashi, Kiyoshi Saito, Jun'ichiro Sekino, and Sadao Watanabe.
REPRESENTING: Ben Beres, Frank Boyden, Peter Brauninger, Leslie William Cain, Sean Caulfield, Robert Connell, Douglas Cooper, Lockwood Dennis, Warren Dykeman, Kevin Fletcher, Jean Gumper, Art Hansen, Ellen Heck, Wuon-Gean Ho, Jonelle Johnson, Eunice Kim, Amanda Knowles, Karen Kunc, Carrie Lingscheit, Robert E. Marx, Frederick Mershimer, Peter Milton, Gordon Mortensen, Barry Moser, Wendy Orville, Robert Patierno, Jenny Robinson, Barbara Roberston, Artemio Rodriguez, Tomiyuki Sakuta, Jenny Schmid, Arne Bendik Sjur, Carol Summers, Akiko Taniguchi, Francisco Toledo, Carol Wax, Art Werger, Jennifer Worsely, Paul Wunderlich. John Taylor Arms, Jean Arp, John James Audubon, Peggy Bacon, Leonard Baskin, Leonhard Beck, Hans Bellmer, Thomas Hart Benton, George Elbert Burr, Marc Chagall, Fay Chong, John Steuart Curry, Honore Daumier, Kerr Eby, Fritz Eichenberg, M.C. Escher, Sam Francis, Leon Gilmour, Francisco Goya, Yozo Hamaguchi, Kawase Hasui, Hiroshige, William Hogarth, Winslow Homer, Friedensreich Hunderwasser, Paul Jacoulet, Helmi Juvonen, Kaoru Kawano, Harold E. Keeler, Lois S. Keeler, Imao Keinen, Kathe Kollwitz, Artistide Maillol, Haku Maki, John C. Menihan, Joan Miro, Francisco Mora, Pablo Picasso, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Jose Posada, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Rouault, Kiyoshi Saito, John Sloan, Jay Steensma, Hiroshi Yoshida, Anders Zorn.
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
To Jan 19 47 º North, 122 º West refers to the geographic coordinates for Tacoma. This exhibition of paintings by Shon Frostad, is focused on the sea, and the language of universal symbols created to navigate its vastness.
Opening soon The Puyallup People: First on the Waterway. New exhibit exploring the history of the Puyallup People and their intimate connection to the Salish Sea and the Puyallup River.
Nov 5-Jan 1 Watercolor on the Waterfront. Maritime works from Urban Sketchers - Darcie Beck & Ken Fulton.
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.
Nov 2-22 Tony Angell: Wings. Presenting new bronzes by noted Northwest artist. Rooted in a profound admiration and understanding of avian life in the region, Angell’s work patiently captures the dynamism of birds in motion while seeking his subject’s indescribable spirit.
Dec 7-23 Casey McGlynn:Look Through My Things, Figure Me Out. With a title inspired by Kurt Cobain’s diaries, McGlynn’s newest body of work draws viewers into deeply personal scenes from his own autobiography.
Opening Jan 4 Resolution. Gallery artists were asked to contribute a work, new or old, that rings true to the theme of Resolution. The exhibition offers a range of media and subject matter, celebrating each artist’s unique engagement with their respective discipline.
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 Dec 31
Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Mexico’s Poet of Light. The artist spent nearly eight decades, from the 1920s-90s, photographing his native Mexico. His photographs established a distinct visual identity for his home country.
Hana Hamplová: Meditations on Paper. During the 1970s, Hamplová created this body of photographic work based on the importance of paper and the written word to civilization.
Mike Kelley: Day Is Done. A feature-length musical-film hybrid, is one of Kelley’s signature constructions and exemplifies the artist’s desire to expose the collective unconscious of American society.
Nov 11-Feb 4 Alison Marks: One Gray Hair. In her first solo exhibition, Alison Marks creates contemporary multimedia works using customary Tlingit forms, unexpected materials, and a wry sense of humor.
Jan 27-Apr 15 Tavares Strachan: Always, Sometimes, Never, brings the work of New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan to Seattle for the first time. A selection of Strachan’s diverse explorations of nature and technology will be provocatively installed within and alongside reflecting pools, highlighting his signature fascination with perception, distortion, and invisibility.
Ongoing 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
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.
To Dec 2 Terry Leness, paintings.
Marion Post Wolcott, photographs.
Dec 8-Jan 20 Gala Bent, new works.
Justin Gibbens, new works.
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.
Nov 2-Dec 2
Yael Zahavy-Mittelman: What story do you want to believe – Come up with your own story? Yael’s artwork and art process, explores folk stories as a base for understanding the world around her, as well as to form a personal and social identity.
Stacy Milrany: Things In My Pockets. This series began as a deliberate choice to slow down and pay closer attention to the everyday, the ordinary and often overlooked.
George Brandt: Self portraits.
Works by Gallery Artists and Affiliates: All the Best.
Kevin Marshall & Saundra Fleming: pcictureswordspictures. Two ways of seeing words contained words set free.
Lauren Greathouse: The Elwha: A River Set Free. A collection of black-and-white photographs documenting the transformation of the Elwha River and surrounding area in the years since dam removal rid the river of both Elwha and Glines Canyon dams.
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
Nov-Dec Essence: Abstract Interpretations. Featuring: Alek Kargopolsev, Yvette Neumann, Gregory S. Walsh and other abstract artists.
Jan Unfold: Nude Form and Concept.
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.
Nov 2-Dec 2 Lois Silver: Inside and Out. This Seattle-based painter exhibits vivid oil paintings with arresting visuals portraying interior and exterior scenes with the vibrancy and personality characteristic of her oeuvre.
Dec 7-30 Richard Morhous: Duets. Morhous exhibits new work emphasizing painterly qualities and expressionistic color in these paintings of city and landscapes. Within the exhibition, Morhous imagines connections – or duets – between individual works related by time, mood, subject distance or intuition.
Jan 4-27 Peter de Lory: A Silent Way.Featuring a selection of works by Seattle-based photographer Peter de Lory recently exhibited at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, A Silent Way presents black and white photography that uncovers the distinct, rugged beauty of the San Juan Islands. The exhibition is also accompanied by works from other gallery artists depicting or inspired by island imagery.
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.
Nov 4-Apr 22 The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection. This fall the Henry celebrates its ninetieth anniversary with the first museum-wide exhibition of the contemporary collection, featuring over fifty artworks by an international roster of artists, in media ranging from video installation to photography, sculpture to drawing. The artworks in this exhibition explore conditions and events of contemporary social and cultural life through the lens of time and place.
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 May 12
Michael E. Taylor: Traversing Parallels encapsulates Taylor’s passion for glass and his unquenchable enthusiasm for inquiry.
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 .
To Sep 3
Complementary Contrasts: The Glass and Steel Sculptures of Albert Paley, includes sculptures initiated during his residencies at Museum of Glass in collaboration with Martin Blank.
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.
To Jan 7
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.
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: Mel Katz, Raven Skyriver
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.
To May 20, 2018 Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition. Educational, emotional and appropriate for all ages. It 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.
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.
To Nov 15 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.
Nov 2-Dec 22 Fred Birchman: Floor Plans, new drawings. Kathy Gore Fuss: Providers, works on paper. Two solo exhibitions by local artists. Birchman is a process-oriented artist and his mixed media works on paper are a visual journal. The forests of the Pacific Northwest have been the source material for Kathy Gore Fuss’s work for over a decade. The exhibition title suggests, “Providers” refers to the forest as a supplier of sustenance and support.
Jan 4-Jan 27 Zhi Lin. Intended to enlighten and document an aspect in American history that has for the most part, been cruelly ignored and forgotten, the brutal treatment that Chinese immigrants endured in building the epic Trans-continental railroad that spans the United States. The exhibition will be comprised of small studies executed in Chinese ink, chronicling the histories of the Chinese immigrant workers in Seattle and Tacoma. Includes a complementary video installation at the Tacoma Art Museum (to Feb 18), In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads.
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 Nov 4 Lodestar, featuring glass works by Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles.
To Nov 4 2016 Pilchuck EAiRs, featuring Jennifer Crescuillo, Julia Chamberlain, Nate Ricciuto, Josefina Muñoz, Karin Forslund and Bryan Kekst Brown.
Nov 16-Dec 31 2017 Holiday Art Show featuring Signature Members of the NW Watercolor Society, as well as glass and pottery by regional artists.
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 Jan 15 Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect examines the American master’s 75-year career and offers unexpected perspectives on his art and legacy.
Opening Nov 18 Everyday Poetics, works by contemporary Central and South American artists that use everyday materials to create surprise pairings.
To Nov 22 Sam Gilliam. DC-based color-field painter who explores the materiality of the painted surface.
Ongoing Big Picture: Art after 1945, significant works of abstract painting and sculpture from SAM’s collection.
Ongoing John Grade: Middle Fork, a tree sculpture that dynamically spans the entire length of the museum’s Brotman Forum.
OFFSITE: Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Avenue.
Ongoing Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery is a site-specific installation composed of 90 glass panels suspended from the ceiling that creates a constantly moving constellation of colors based on sunsets photographed from the sculpture park over Puget Sound.
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.
Cynthia Hibbard: Groundswell. A multimedia series that probes the intimate, evocative, and cryptic messaging in common ground imagery.
Susan Tureck :The Art of Barbering . Photos appropriated from a 1931 barbering textbook are recast in gouache and pencil drawings with vellum overlays.
Ken Barnes: New Work. Continuing the exploration of interesting forms in interesting stones.
Robin Walker: Anti Self-Help . Her debut show explores painting trough traditional techniques and digital interactive media while questioning Western society’s strive for perfection.
Anna Macrae: Making Marks, plays with awkward marks and line making, as she builds references of abstracted landscapes.
Joseph Pentheroudakis: Finger Painting, new digital drawings.
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.
To Dec 31 Selections from the Anne Gould Hauberg Collection: works by influential artists and teachers who built the Pilchuck Glass School into a world-renowned center for glass art.
To Jan 7 Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection. Masterpieces from the past 200 years.
To Jan 28 The Dynamic American West: Highlights from the Haub Family Collection. From the rowdy cowboys and unruly outlaws to the arid deserts and jagged peaks, take a look at the dynamic forces that shaped the American West.
To Jan 28 The Art of American Framing. A selection of American frames from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Curated by Richard Boerth of Atelier Richard Boerth, Seattle.
To Feb 18 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.
Ongoing Familiar Faces & New Voices: Surveying Northwest Art, exemplary works from TAM’s collections.
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: mon-fri 10am-5:30pm; sat 10am-4pm; sun 10am-3pm
In 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.
Hours change seasonally.
Nov 17-Jan 6 Tis the Season - 32nd Annual Art Holiday Show with new work by gallery artists, fabulous jewelry and objects for the holiday gift giving season.
Jan 6-Apr 25 Gallery Hiatus, gallery closed.
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
Western Gallery, WWU
516 High St, Fine Arts Bldg, FI 116
Hours: mon-wed fri 10am-4pm thurs 10am-8pm sat 12-4pm
Western Gallery at Western Washington University features 5-6 temporary art exhibitions annually, concentrating on national and international art. The gallery is also responsible for Western’s Outdoor Sculpture Collection.
To Dec 8 Coded Threads: Textiles and Technology, features 14 visual artists who use new textile in their art.
Jan 9-Mar 16 Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy. An international exhibition of artists who pose questions about the nature and significance of education.
REPRESENTING: Matt Browning, Dan Christensen, Walter de Maria, Lloyd Hamrol, Nancy Holt, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Isamu Noguchi, Larry Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Ryman, George Trakas, and Cy Twombly.
Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St; Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St
Hours: Lightcatcher: wed-sun 12-5pm. Old City Hall: wed-sun 12-5pm. Admission: adults $10; youth, students, military, seniors $8; children 2-5 $5; under 2 free
Located in downtown Bellingham, WA, the Whatcom Museum features home-curated and traveling exhibitions of fine art, natural history, and Northwest history, as well as educational and entertaining programs, activities for children, and an extensive photo archive.
LIGHT CATCHER BUILDING
To Jan 7 Art of the American West: Haub Family Collection from the Tacoma Art Museum, featuring a selection of western American artwork on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum. The Haub Family Collection of Western American Art is unrivaled in its scope, and contains artwork spanning from 1790 to today.
Ongoing People of the Sea and Cedar. Coast Salish art and artifacts from the Museum’s collection, focusing on Lummi and Nooksack history, culture, and lifestyle.
OLD CITY HALL
Ongoing John M. Edson Hall of Birds, highlighting the Museum’s founding collection of mounted birds by amateur ornithologist John M. Edson, with interpretation on modern-day bird habitat, species status, and hands-on activities.