Openings & Events Wally Bivins Tell Your Friends “I’m an Artist!”

Openings & Events

Wally Bivins Tell Your Friends “I’m an Artist!” features new work from PNW’s executive director. Opens Sat., April 11. Pottery Northwest, 221 First Ave. N., 285-4421, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends May 1.


Capitol hill art walk Check out Things on Things at Ghost Gallery, Brett Douglas Davis at Cloud Gallery, After Seattle at Seattle U’s Hedreen Gallery, and Emily Gherard’s Until the Well Runs Dry at Calypte Gallery. See for full roster of attractions. 5-8 p.m. Thurs., April 9.


Georgetown art attack Hannah Patterson’s Wish You Were Her is a collection of new gif, video, and print work at Interstitial. Transverto is a joint show at Eight and Sand from Rhodora Jacob and Krissy Downing featuring organic illustrations and surreal paintings. Seven married couples share photography, paintings, etc. in Marriage Is a Work of Art, at Krab Jab studios. And there’s much more to see at Equinox Studios, Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center, and beyond. Downtown Georgetown, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sat., April 11.

Cable Griffith and Sarah Teasdale The artists’ paintings bring exterior landscapes into interior settings in their show, Coded Landscapes. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Thurs., April 9. Vermillion Gallery, 1508 11th Ave., 709-9797, 4 p.m.-midnight. Tues.-Wed., Sat.-Sun. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends May 9.

Group Show

Night Life, from gallery artists Dianne Bradley, Karen Dedrickson, Lori Duckstein, and Sally Drew, is featured in the main gallery. In the guest gallery, Black Lives Matter deals with racism and violence. Opens Wed., April 8. Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9843, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends May 17.

Warner Sallman A selection of works from the kitsch artist (1892-1968) who created the rec-room-familiar Head of Christ image is on display. Opens Sat., April 11. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707, $6-$8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends April 21.


Tony Angell The owls are not what they seem. From the local sculptor, The House of Owls makes connections between these mysterious birds and humans.Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., 622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 30.

Change-Seed Twenty-five artists from Hong Kong seek to update the U.S. on shifts in contemporary art created outside mainland China. Most works are small, concerned with the body and functionality. CoCA Georgetown, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., 728-1980, 11 a.m-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Ends May 15.


Imogen cunningham 17 photographs of Cornish, its students, and founder Nellie Cornish, taken in 1935 by the pioneering Northwest photographer. Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora St., 726-5151, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 30.

Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass This traveling group show from Portland’s Bullseye Glass Company gallery features about two dozen artists pushing the boundaries of their medium. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, $5-$12. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends June 14.

Charles Emerson and Guy Anderson The two painters take inspiration from the Northwest landscape. Sisko Gallery, 3126 Elliott Ave., 283-2998, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends May 3.

Peter Ferguson

Prime Meridian is a showcase of his new paintings, stylistically old school, yet featuring the whimsical, grotesque, and absurd. Also on display is Uchronia, a group show exploring alternate histories. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave. S., 374-8977, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 2.


John Grade

Middle Fork is a partial replica of a giant Western hemlock created with plaster molds and cedar chunks. MadArt, 325 Westlake Ave. N., 623-1180, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Apr. 25.


Maimouna Guerresi Inaugurating the new gallery is a selection of photos from the Italian/Senegalese Guerresi, whose studio scenes have a highly ritualized, almost theatrical aspect. The images in Light Bodies are less individual portraits of women than idealized renderings of high priestesses (or even saints, though the iconography is mostly Islamic). Colorful robes, chadors, and headdresses are elongated and enlarged, taking an almost architectural form; hats become minarets. Female bodies fall away, or become black voids, suggesting a kind of sublimation from flesh to spirit. Guerresi’s often-looming figures are like peaceful giants from myth, figures removed from our petty, earthly concerns. BRIAN MILLER Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 608 Second Ave., 467-4927, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 1.

Ann Hamilton The artist has created new commissioned art for the Henry that she invites viewers to interact with through touch—elements of the show can be ripped off the wall and kept for later. Henry Art Gallery (UW campus), 543-2280, $6-$10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Weds., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs. & Sat. Ends April 26.

Kate Harkins and Keunae Song Harkins works to uncover meaning through layers and textures in her paintings; Song’s glasswork challenges perceptions through light and space. Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 467-4444, Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 2.


Indigenous Beauty New York collectors Charles and Valerie Diker have a good eye for Native American art, augmented by professional curators and buyers. This traveling private collection offers a lot to see from every corner of the continent, including over 500 tribes and 2,000 years of history (up to the present era). You want Hopi pottery? You got it. Navajo blankets? Those too. Tlingit tunics and Washoe baskets? Check and check. Also on view are pipes, drums, bowls, war clubs, ivory carvings, rattles, rugs, moccasins, combs, dolls, purses, and even a bit of metalwork and ink-on-paper drawing—after those materials were introduced by European colonists. The show feels like a compressed visit to a dozen different museums scattered across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico—a sampler of sorts. You want to see more, but you also want to see more focus on history, tribe, or region. It’s the functional aesthetic here that’s most powerful and affecting. Nothing here is merely decorative. If you’re going to make a pair of high-top Kiowa moccasins, why not make them lovely—with elaborate tassels and beadwork? BRIAN MILLER Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., 654-3121, $12.50-$19.50. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. (Open to 9 p.m. Thurs.) Ends May 17.

Cara Jaye

Dramatic Play Area includes drawings created with her daughter. Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 621-1945, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends May 2.


Claire Johnson

She renders topographic landscapes, with great attenton to their patterns and colors. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Ends May 2.

Claire Johnston

Sea + Space = Obscura is all about the mysteries of ocean and universe. Zeitgeist Coffee Gallery, 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Ends May 6.

Kim kopp and paul lorenz Kopp focuses on knots and tangles, while Lorenz loves the nuance of color. Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 2.

Dale Lindman and Robert Maki The softly abstract and the hardly geometric are paired together nicely in this joint show. Prographica Gallery, 3419 E. Denny Way, 322-3851, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 2.

Fred Lisaius His show Arbor Vitae, which means “tree of life” in Latin, explores the concept of family and genetics through nature. Patricia Rovzar, 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Ends May 2.

ed mccarthy and carmi weingrod McCarhthy’s sculpture in Mud explores shadow and texture, while Weingrod’s Umbra finds intricacies in monocrhomoatic prints. Shift Gallery, 312 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends April 25.

Mars and Pony Gretchen Gammell and Amy Spassov collaborate on new mixed-media work. Hall|Spassov Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S., 453-3244, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 2.

Ann Morris She considers the fagility and strength of vessels via found objects (including sinew, wasp nest paper, and seaweed) in Crossing Through. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,, 443-3315. 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends May 3.

Ryan Sarah Murphy

Collaged Constructions features the overlooked,with constructions made of found cardboard. Platform Gallery (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 114 Third Ave. S., 323-2808, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 2.

Narrating earth Gallery artists Lin McJunkin, Ann Vandervelde, and Anne McDuffie explore the fragility of the planet through glass sculpture, paintings, and poetry. Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St., 244-7808, Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends May 3.

1900: Adornment for the Home and Body Local collectors Wayne Dodge and Lawrence Kreisman share their trove of home furnishing, decorative objects, and such. Accompanying the show are period-concurrent works from the Frye’s own collection. Running in parallel is Pan: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Europe 1895-1900, with pages, plates, and illustrations from the eponymous art journal. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250, Free. 11-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends May 3.

Northwest clay Eighteen contemporary ceramic artists from Washington, Oregon, California, and Montana are featured. Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., 587-6501, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 2.

Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor She has taken over the space with her large-scale installation of found household furniture and textiles, commenting on the events they witness: birth, sex, death, sleep, etc. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave., 256-0809, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 25.

Our Daily Homage New work from gallery artists Eric Carson, Mark Daughhetee, and Jenny Fillius features altars, icons, and figures of devotion. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-063, 1:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends May 2.

Outside Looking In A collection of work from members curated by George Brandt, the gallery’s founder. Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 2.


Mary Ann Peters Her work is all about multiple truths, unreliable narrators, and nostalgia. Small paintings and large tapestries consider notions of exile and displacement. James Harris Gallery, 604 Second Ave., 903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 9.

The portrait reframed This group show features portraiture by Anita Nowacka, Davis Freeman, Jay Defehr, and others. Stacya Silverman Gallery, 614 W. McGraw St., 270-9465, Hours by appointment. Ends June 15.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection Over 200 pins and other jewelry items are displayed from the collection of the former U.S. Secretary of State. Bellevue Arts Museum. Ends June 7.

Scissors + Paper Cut-paper art from Lauren Iida, Alisa Lahti, and Ann Leda Shapiro explores culture and storytelling. ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Ave. S., 839-0377, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 2.


kurt solmssen And Jeff Scott Solmssen’s paintings focus on surroundings, both household and outdoors. Scott’s paintings reflect the spirit of travel in the form of local roadways and discarded vehicles. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 2.


Kimberly Trowbridge

Framing Perception is her self-referential new show, mostly comprising plein-air paintings. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 263-1589, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 30.

Rodrigo Valenzuela In Future Ruins, he turns his attention to what he dubs the “13th Man,” or the people who labor to clean up the city when its football celebrations are said and done. Through his video installation and photographic work, he muses on a transforming Seattle. Frye Art Museum, Ends Apr. 26.

Diana Velasco Her two photo series, Portraits and Family Album, recognize the daily lives of Danish relatives, their identity, and personal histories. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707, $6-$8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends June 28.

Wrappings Gallery artists Colleen Hayward, Justyn Hegreberg, and Saya Moriyasu explore wrapping in various media to explore intricate layers. The Alice, 6007 12th Ave. S., Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 2.


MICHAEL NICOLL YAHGULANAAS His self-described “Haida Manga” style is a blend of traditional Haida folklore and Japanese comics. His work is currently featured in SAM’s Indigenous Beauty show. Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St., 405-4040, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. Noon.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends May 3.