Holiday ornament making: Schack Art Center is offering holiday ornament making classes for all ages. 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 begins Nov. 20 and runs through Dec. 21. Cost is $30.
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3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; www.3231creatives.com. Hosting Kevin Marshall's multimedia exhibit, “Share, Remix, Reuse” through Nov. 16.
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.”
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, closed Tuesdays. November's featured artist is Barbara Marks, a watercolorist and acrylic painter who aspires to create a sense of movement in her works, conveying an exuberance of joy.
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. Autumn Kegley, original oil and watercolor paintings, on view through Nov. 15.
Balefire: 1801 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-7248; www.balefirebar.com.Featuring artwork by Ray Edwards and Keith Pace through Nov. 15.
Blue Heart art gallery: 1319 Hewitt Ave, Everett; 425-789-1058; myblueheartart.weebly.com/index.html. Fall items coming in and soon holiday inventory.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Open daily. Michael T. Gardner's colored pencil, ink, and acrylic drawings and mandalas until Nov.18.
BoxyQueens Gallery of Awesome: 1800 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-740-3631; www.boxyqueens.com, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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.
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.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured artist for November is painter Josey Wise.
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. Amanda Houston and Michael Orwick bring a new show to the gallery as co-feature artists; both capture Northwest landscapes in oils and pastels. Through Nov. 16. On Nov. 17, Seattle artist Dianna Shyne presents “Cafe Noir,” an exhibit of paintings focusing on moments of joy found in cafe interiors. Up through Dec. 14.
Curious Glass: 724 First St., Suite 200, Mukilteo. Events will be held on the night of the full moon each month during 2011.
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.
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; 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.
Freeland Art Studios: 1660 Roberta Ave., Freeland; freelandartstudios.com.
Gallery by the Bay: 8700 271st NW, Stanwood. 360-629-4297. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; www.gallerybythebay.com. The juried art show, “Embracing Mother Earth” runs through Nov. 20.
Island Framery: 4777 Commercial Ave., A-2, Clinton; 360-341-1418; www.islandframery.com; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Saturdays by appointment. “Birth of the New Earth: A New Show by Joy Dennis” whose artwork explores “symbology.” Through Nov. 30.
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.; glass artists Clark Donnell and his daughter Kelsea are featured artists for November.
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. Coming in November: “The Breasts of the Northwest V.”
Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com.
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; “In The Red” is an annual juried themed exhibit with more than 40 Washington artists of all ages showing artwork that explores either the color red or the play on the meaning of the phrase. Through Nov. 17.
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.
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; “The Show Must Go On” features 16 artists' works in painting, glass and sculpture, including Debbi Rhodes lifesize whimsical circus sculptures; show continues through Nov. 13. Also, “Honey I Shrunk the Art,” 21st annual small works show featuring glass, paintings and sculptures by 40 artists. Kickoff potluck and party from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Show continues through Jan. 28.
Meyer's Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875. weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Photographer Howard Lazzarini's photos from Lassen National Park in Northern California and Crater Lake in southern Oregon are on view in “Cascadia: Celebrating Sacred Places.”Exhibit runs through November.
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.
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.
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. “Through the Looking Glass” is the latest works of Joe Menth and Sandy and Carl Bryant; Menth is a highly respected graphic artist, photographer, printer and mixed media artist who will present hand-crafted prints of his photographic images mounted on three-dimensional wooden frames; Sandy and Carl Bryant, artist/owners of Showcase Mosaics, have a rich new series of mosaic wall art made from high quality glass, ceramic tile and semiprecious stones; up through Dec. 1.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com. “4 Sumi Artists and Cyndi Wolfe” features paintings by Whidbey Island Sumi artists Jo Finley, Irene Ruiz, Yvonne Palka and Joann Peterson, whose mutual love of this East Asian art form brings them together each week to paint; also featured is weaver Cyndi Wolfe showing her finely handwoven, hand dyed silk scarves and shawls; through Nov. 22.
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. Also, “From This to That: Fractals” by Art Advocate of the Year Janet Foley who serves as a consultant to teachers, students and artists, teaching and setting up glass programs in schools. This exhibit features her newest fused glasswork through Nov.20.
Seagrass Gallery at Islander's Restaurant: 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; www.seagrassgallery.com. Bev Paulson is a watercolor artist with a sense of humor, along with a keen sense of form and design. Through November.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Artist Janie Olsen's voice is recognizable in every work whether whimsical or mystical and she has a versatile portfolio -- fantasy, animals, illustrations, portraits, from large scale to miniatures. Up through Nov. 10.
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 November and 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.
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. This month's featured artist is photographer Bob Fink, presenting “Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.” Reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 during the Everett Art Walk. The exhibit is up through November.
“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; up 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. Up 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.
Sorticulture artists sought: The city of Everett is accepting artist submissions through Dec. 2 to be featured on the 2012 Sorticulture marketing poster for the annual event at Legion Park. The artwork will be used in all promotional materials. Artists should submit an original, two-dimensional artwork in any medium or size focusing on gardening, flowers, birds or other garden wildlife. Artists should submit work via Entrythingy.com; access to the online entry form can be found at enjoyEverett.org. Selection will take place in December by the Everett Cultural Arts Commission. For more information, contact Carol Thomas at 425-257-7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of La Conner: Invites Northwest sculptors to enter a juried competition to have their works displayed for one year in the historic waterfront town of La Conner. The competition is open to three-dimensional artists in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia. Artists are asked to submit digital images or slides of their work no later than Dec. 1. For a show prospectus, entry form and additional details download the documents at www.townoflaconner.org or contact Lori at La Conner Town Hall, 360- 466-3125.
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