Visual arts calendar
"Holiday Art Show": opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; through Dec. 29 at the Main Gallery of Schack Art Center, 2919 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; this annual Holiday Art Show will feature artists from the Skagit Valley and include a wonderful variety of glass, pottery, ornaments, jewelry, and more artwork.
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Holiday ornament making: Schack Art Center is offering holiday ornament making classes for all ages where participants can make a holiday ornament in 20 minutes or less and have plenty of cheer doing it. You'll get to work with one of Schack's skilled glassblowers to design and blow a glass holiday ornament. This family friendly class features holiday music and hot glass. To ensure a spot, sign up online ahead of time at www.schack.org. Ornament making runs through Dec. 21. Cost is $30.
Fa La La, Holiday fine art sale: noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at Schack Art Center, 2919 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; featuring more than 25 of Schack's top artists as they offer unique one of a kind gifts for holiday giving.
"Christmas Past and Present": Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com; join Artworks Gallery's First Friday reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 and celebrate the opening of their December group show, "Christmas Past and Present. " Current artists will be joined by past members, Mark Lucero, Rainy Lindell, Gioia Boerrigter and Maren Metcalf; seasonal music by guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick.
Annual Holiday Studio Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 and Dec. 10 and 11, Storm Lake Pottery, 6132 195th Ave. SE Snohomish; 360-568-2978; www.stormlakepottery.com; stoneware and porcelain pottery hand crafted by Jeff Tinius; crab casseroles, fish platters, mugs, bowls, vases, clam steamers, plates, sinks, planters, sealife bowls, tile wall murals, and floor vases.
Holiday Gallery Weekend: Dec. 10 and 11 at FORTE Music Dance Art, 1095 Essex St. A-1, Camano Island; 360-926-8519; www.fortemda.com; the weekend includes exhibits of jewelry, glass art, painting, photography and illustrations. African American Art and more along with Tatsuo Tomeoka, owner of Seattle Based Charaku fine Tea, in a tea tasting class at noon Dec. 10. Live music 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. The tasting room and art gallery is holding the "Hundred Bucks Show" for affordable art during December in the Cellar Room. The show includes a number of local artists offering art in stone, fiber, metal, prints and photography.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will open its first annual "Art Under a Hundred" show with art priced at less than $100 includes paintings, photography, encaustics and a range of three-dimensional creations. Also, "Art Under the Tree" has the gallery's 26 artists adorning a miniature Christmas tree with a variety of small art suitable for holiday gifts. Through the holidays.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; www.3231creatives.com. Don De Leva's paintings will be exhibited through December.
Anabel's Framing & Gallery: 2531 Broadway, Everett; 425-258-6402; www.anabelsgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Local artists' etchings, watercolors, textiles and photographs.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, by appointment Mondays. Autumn has arrived and there is one outstanding compensation for the unpleasant aspects of this time of year: artists' creations which have captured the varied hues of this time of year in the exhibit, "Fall Colors."
Autumn's Framing & Gallery: 537 Main St., Edmonds; 425-778-5150; www.autumnsframing.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. An exhibit of Peggy Goldsmith's original watercolor paintings show a confidence drawn from decades of working with this medium with still life and floral studies reflecting a joyful appreciation of life. Through December.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Open daily. Josey Wise's paintings will be on exhibit through Dec. 29.
BoxyQueens Gallery of Awesome: 1800 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-740-3631; www.boxyqueens.com, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Brushstrokes Art Supply: 5702 172nd St. NE, Arlington; 360-658-4044; www.brushstrokesartsupply.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Featuring local watercolor artist Gene Cyrus. Show runs through Dec. 31.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured artist for December is Liz Geiger Lund.
City Hall: 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-775-2525; www.ci.edmonds.wa.us. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Murphey Collection paintings in the third floor reception area's permanent display.
Cole Gallery & Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net. Seattle artist Dianna Shyne presents "Cafe Noir," an exhibit of paintings focusing on moments of joy found in cafe interiors. Through Dec. 14.
Edmonds Arts Festival Museum Gallery: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-1984. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Oil bar paintings by K Robinson in "Color of Light," a progressive study of how to express an idea using different formats and media. Through Dec. 14.
Edmonds Community College Art Gallery: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. weekends, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. An exhibit by artist Evan Blackwell whose "Metropolis" reflects the planning for and response to his piece of the same title commissioned for the front of Meadowdale Hall. Through Dec. 9.
Edmonds Library: 650 Main St., Edmonds; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. A new exhibit of paintings by Anita West who since 2004 has been traveling in the Arabian Gulf region where she found decorative patterns on the domes of mosques. Through Dec. 14.
Edmonds Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-774-0900. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild will display more than 40 works of needlecraft during their 2011 Fiber Show through Dec. 31, featuring techniques such as embroidery, quilting, felting, crocheting, knitting, basketry and cross-stitching. Also, a model train exhibit with layout is on permanent display downstairs.
Eikeland Pottery 11th Annual Show and Sale: 10024 270th St., NW, Stanwood; 360-708-3209 or 360-629-3262; featuring hand-thrown stoneware pottery by Mark Eikeland from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.
Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundays. www.everettcc.edu/gallery; "Reflections and Illuminations" is glass art by Merilee Moore and "Table Lamp Luster-Illusion" by Mark Ellinger. Through Dec. 2.
Fogdog Gallery: 318 North Olympic Ave., Arlington; 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com.
Gallery by the Bay: 8700 271st NW, Stanwood. 360-629-4297. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; www.gallerybythebay.com.
Lowell Art Works: 5205 S. Second Ave., Everett; 425-923-3635; www.lowellartworks.com. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and by appointment weekdays; Dec. 18 is the holiday party.
Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood; Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. 425-670-5518; tinyurl.com/3g2z24y; Minh Carrico's photography through Jan. 5.
Marysville Floral: 1512 Third St., Marysville; 360-659-7651; www.marysvillefloral.com. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Presenting original art work by local artists in watercolors, acrylics, oils, pottery, blown glass and photography.
Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722; www.sno-isle.org. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Calligrapher Gayle Waddle-Wilkes' pursuit of "beautiful handwriting" through Dec. 31.
Mukilteo Art & Frame: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 408, Mukilteo; 425-315-8506. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Encaustic paintings by Jackie Cort and mixed media by Jody Cain; handmade jewelry by Mariah Batterman, Nancie Melde, and Rosalie Melde; through December.
O'Brien/Osti Fine Art Gallery: 2702 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-446-2635 or 425-308-2061; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment. Shari Osti and Cheri O'Brien along with Susie Howell have opened this new gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, painted furniture and special guest artists.
Schack Art Center: 2919 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; "The 2011 Artist of the Year" honors Paul Vexler, an Everett native and wood sculptor known for taking reclaimed wood and turning it into lightweight, kinetic sculptures; through Dec. 29.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Jennifer White, of Snohomish, presents selections of oil paintings titled "Growth." Her large scale paintings don't take away from her delicate presentation of vibrant colors mixed with emotion in 29 pieces of figurative works, still lifes, city scapes and interiors. Through Jan. 8.
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360; www.wickedcellars.com.
Wisedesignz: 2908 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-259-2361; www.wisedesignz.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, by appointment Mondays. December 2011 Exhibit of Janet Wold; artist's reception during the Everett Art Walk 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17.
Brackenwood Gallery of Fine Art: 302 First St., Langley; 360-221-2978; www.brackenwoodgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. Second annual "Small Pleasures" show featuring many Brackenwood artists. Through Dec. 31.
Braeburn Restaurant: 197 D Second St., Langley; 360-221-3211; www.braeburnlangley.com; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Deon Matzen is showing her wonderful entourage of oil paintings in "Old Trucks!" through Dec. 5.
Freeland Art Studios: 1660 Roberta Ave., Freeland; freelandartstudios.com.
The Loft at Terry's Corner: 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island, 360-654-6547. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dorothy Faydo fused glass jewelry acrylic paintings.
Garry Oak Gallery: 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; 360-240-0222; www.garryoakgallery.com/; open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Friday of each month, till 8 p.m. Photographer Bill Schumm is December's featured artist; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 with chocolates and refreshments.
Matzke Fine Art Gallery: 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island; 360-387-2759; www.matzkefineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, by appointment weekdays. "Honey I Shrunk the Art," is the 21st annual small works show featuring glass, paintings and sculptures by 40 artists. Through Jan. 28.
Neil's Clover Patch Cafe: 14485 Highway 525, Ste. 3, Langley; 360-321-4120; artists of South Whidbey will be rotating their art exhibit with all new paintings shown.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com. "Love Letters" is an exhibit of oil paintings by Marcia Van Doren whose impressionistic images create feelings of peace and melancholy. Meet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2; exhibit up through Jan. 2.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com.
Seagrass Gallery at Islander's Restaurant: 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; www.seagrassgallery.com. Mark Dodge had been taking photographs for 25 years by the time he began publishing them in 2002. His eclectic style has earned him dozens of awards; through December.
"Paint Me a River Too!": Features the work of more than 100 local artists and reflects their personal view of Skagit history in all types of media at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S Fourth St., La Conner. For more information call 360-466-3365 or www.skagitcounty.net/museum. Through Dec. 31.
Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 360-466-4446; www.museumofnwart.org; "The First 30 Years: MoNA Collects," is a celebration of the museum's first 30 years with an exhibition that fills every gallery on both floors. This comprehensive exhibit honors more than 200 donors to the permanent collection. Through Jan. 1.
Seattle Art Museum: 1300 First Ave.; 206-654-3100; www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, closed on Tuesdays, open on Monday holidays. Admission $7 to $13, free ages 12 and under, first Thursdays free for all. "Luminous: The Art of Asia" on view through Jan. 8; art from 13 Asian nations, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Do Ho Suh's thoughtful commentary illuminates these precious works and makes them relevant for today's contemporary audience.
Seattle Art Museum Gallery: 1220 Third Ave.; 206-443-1101; www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/visitRSG.asp. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and by appointment. "Earth Matters" features artists commenting on the fragile and imperiled state of the environment. Artists include Sally Ketcham, David Kroll, Anna McKee, Kelly Neidig, Eddy Radar, Tom Reese, Adam Sorensen and others. Through Dec. 10.
Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1400 East Prospect St., Seattle. 206-654-3100; www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/visitsaam.asp. "Live Long and Prosper: Auspicious Motifs in East Asian Art"; ongoing.
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