This First Thursday will be a great one for those people brave enough to face the weather! Good luck to all galleries who will be skipping the rain to spend the week at the Aqua Art Miami art fair.
ArtXchange Gallery – Continuing exhibition “Unpredictable Arrivals,” featuring paintings by Donald Cole, inspired by the colors, patterns, languages, and textures of Asia. Show continues until December 29.
Benham Gallery – “New Work by David Fokos and Steven Meyers,” two of Benham Gallery’s favorite artists. Fokos’s large format Zen landscapes are not supposed to remind you of a specific location but rather to transport you to a place of tranquility and balance and Meyers has added created landscapes to the x-ray images he is so well known for. Exhibit continues through December 24.
D'adamo/Woltz Gallery – “Juried Photography Exhibit” from December 6 – December 31, 2007.
Foster/White – Opening reception for the “Holiday Small Works Show.” Through December 29.
G. Gibson Gallery – “Ron Van Dongen & Popco Bakkers: Two Artists from Warmond, The Netherlands.” In the tradition of what is Dutch, G. Gibson is showing 2 artists from Warmond, the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Popco Bakkers still lives there and Ron van Dongen, who currently lives in Portland, Oregon, wanted to bring Popco's work to the states. Exhibit continues until January 5, 2008.
Gallery4Culture - Opening reception for "Boundaries of Vacancy," new sculpture and an installation by Seattle artist “Shawn Patrick Landis.” In a new room-sized installation, Landis defines the negative space around objects while simultaneously revealing the shape of air. Through December 28.
Gallery 110 - Works by elusive and eccentric artist T. Michael Gardiner and made-to-order reproductions of original works David Kane. Encaustics by Patricia Seggebruch in the loft space.
Gallery I|M|A – “Annual Group Exhibition,” displaying a unique collection of small works by almost thirty of the gallery’s represented artists. Featuring a broad range of original paintings, glass, ceramic, and sculptural works created by local northwest, national and international artists. Also featuring sculptural kinetic works using books, thread and wire by the gallery’s newest artist, Casey Curran. Through December 30, 2007.
Gallery OK - Opening reception for "The Forgotten Works Challenge" 7th Annual challenge event.
Greg Kucera Gallery - Continuing exhibition "Minidoka on My Mind." In a group of 30 paintings, Roger Shimomura explores his family's internment during World War II, including some works suggesting his personal memories. The show's title refers to Camp Minidoka in Hunt, Idaho where he and his family were detained from the spring of 1942 until the summer of 1944. Exhibition closes December 22.
Grover/Thurston Gallery - Opening reception for mixed-media paintings by John Randall Nelson.
Howard House - Continuing shows “Cat Clifford: Fall” and “Jenny Heishman: Complexions” through January 5.
James Harris Gallery - Continuing exhibition featuring photographs by "Bing Wright." The show will combine two distinct bodies of work that each gracefully captures the artist's interest in the history of the medium. Through December 21.
Linda Hodges Gallery - Continuing exhibition featuring one of the Northwest's most popular and highly respected painters, Gaylen Hansen. Fantastic in subject and formal in style, Hansen's talent blazes ever more brightly in the 8th decade of his life. Hansen is the currently the subject of a thirty-year retrospective traveling exhibition, titled "Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Paintings," organized by Washington State University Curator Chris Bruce and exhibiting at the Seattle Art Museum. Gallery exhibition continues through December 29.
Lisa Harris Gallery - Landscape photography by Peter de Lory. Through December 29.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery - "15th Annual Group Exhibition" featuring new works by all the gallery's artists. Through January 10, 2008.
Platform Gallery – “In Between Days: Photographs by Kevin O'Connell and Adam Satushek.” While the photographs that make up Platform's exhibition "In Between Days" are by two artists with very different experiences and perspectives, the "landscapes" observed by these artists go far in telling us about what happens around us when we aren't necessarily looking—in the in between moments. Show closes December 29.
Pratt Gallery – The Pratt Gallery in the Tashiro Kaplan Building features Pratt jewelry artists and members of the Washington State Enamelists partnering to display a wide variety of work. The show focuses on enamels and the community of artists working in this medium. Through December 29.
Punch Gallery – Opening reception for the Punch + SOIL International Juried Exhibition “A bell is a cup until it is struck.” Two fantastic galleries team-up to present the work of 16 artists from across the US and beyond. Nearly 1000 entries were submitted from more than 300 artists. Juried by Eric Fredericksen, director of Western Bridge, this exhibition includes a focused assemblage of photography, video, sculpture, ink on paper, cough drop labels and other mixed media. Themes include spills, spots, piles, trash, smoke, mirrors, bread, sunsets, Jesus, trees, motor homes, and a poodle. Through December 30.
Shift Collaborative Studio - While continuing to exhibit "Shift4," works by new gallery members, a "Small Works Exhibition" opens, featuring works by many gallery artists.
SOIL – The Punch + SOIL International Juried Exhibition “A bell is a cup until it is struck.” Two fantastic galleries team-up to present the work of 16 artists from across the US and beyond. Nearly 1000 entries were submitted from more than 300 artists. Juried by Eric Fredericksen, director of Western Bridge, this exhibition includes a focused assemblage of photography, video, sculpture, ink on paper, cough drop labels and other mixed media. Themes include spills, spots, piles, trash, smoke, mirrors, bread, sunsets, Jesus, trees, motor homes, and a poodle. Through December 30.
Some Space Gallery – “Float, Flitter, Fade: New Work by Noah Overby.” Inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, Noah constructs poetic images from cloud forms, floral images and decorative patterns. These paintings use a simple, pared down visual vocabulary to explore themes of tranquility and impermanence. Showing December 3rd - 28th, 2007.
Wall Space - "Home for the Holidays," an eclectic collection of images from a cross-section of photographers portraying the spirit of the holiday season. Through December 23.
William Traver Gallery - Works in glass by "Nadege Desgenetez" and "Richard Royal." Through February 3, 2008.