Visual arts calendar
Fa-La-La: Holiday Sale of Fine Arts and Crafts: Featuring more than 25 of Schack Art Center's artists with one-of-a-kind gifts ; noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 with a public reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 with holiday cheer and special music, 2919 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org. Free.
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.
"Holiday Art Show": 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 variety of glass, pottery, ornaments, jewelry and more artwork.
Holiday Art Show: Glass works by Dan and Joi LaChaussee, furniture and folk art pillows by Tom and Margaret DeMarse, wearable art by Susie Howell, sculpture created by Mark Lowe and Reg Akright along with paintings and prints by artists Cheri O'Brien and Shari Osti. Join the artists for refreshments 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 9; show runs until Dec. 30 at O'Brien/Osti Art Gallery, 2702 Colby, Everett. For more information call 425-308-2061.
"Christmas Past and Present": Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com; current artists will be joined by past members, Mark Lucero, Rainy Lindell, Gioia Boerrigter and Maren Metcalf. Through December.
Holiday Studio Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105, Marysville; 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery.com. Refreshments and live music by Michael Gotz on jazz guitar and foot pedal bass, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10.
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.taste forwinewhidbey.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.
Home for the Holidays: Arts of Snohomish Gallery is asking: Are you ready for the holidays? If not, check out the fine art on sale with many artists discounting 10 percent or more at 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.
Gallery by the Bay: 8700 271st NW, Stanwood. 360-629-4297. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; www.gallerybythebay.com. Annual Holiday Gift Show through New Year's.
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.
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.
Brick Road Gallery: 10017 Main St., Stanwood; 425-346-4750; email@example.com. At 5 p.m. Dec. 10, the eve of the longest night of the year, Camano Island artist Jack Gunter will unveil a group of paintings that capture the moment after sunset when all the color vanishes. This 10 works of art is Gunter's "Nocturne Series" and he said "When I play in this monochromatic world I feel like an explorer." The exhibition is open to the public noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and weekends by appointment through the New Year.
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.citrine health.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. 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 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. 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.
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.
Lowell Art Works: 5205 S. Second Ave., Everett; 425-923-3635; www.lowellart works.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; http://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. Original artwork by local artists in watercolors, acrylics, oils, pottery, blown glass and photography.
Meyer's Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875, weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist Rebecca Dickinson is featured for December.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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; 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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