Schack's Birthday Bash: Schack Art Center is celebrating its first anniversary and inviting the public for cake and balloons and other activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 at Schack, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Activities and artist demonstrations planned for the day include: Collage demonstration with Celeste Douville, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; "Friendship Folios" with Anna Mastronardi Novak, noon to 5 p.m.; Watercolor demonstrations with Charlene Collins Freeman, noon to 5 p.m.; Up-cycled Art project with Jody Cain, noon to 5 p.m. For more information go to www.schack.org.
The Camano Island Studio Tour: An annual Mother's Day tradition since 1998 takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11 through May 13, with an encore weekend 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 through 20. Visitors travel through Camano Island and its sister city, Stanwood, to more than 60 local artists at their studios and galleries. The tour guide and map are available at www.camanoarts.org and local businesses. Contact Gayle at 425-359-7974 for information.
Everett Outdoor Art Walk: The Art Walk is every third Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. The Art Walk is located in downtown Everett, and the outdoor portion is at 2914 Wetmore Ave. There will be an ice cream vendor and music.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; www.3231creatives.com. Humorous images on plywood by Jules Anslow and work by members of the Northwest Collage Society through June 2.
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. Yuri Konyshev's watercolors on display.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St. No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org. noon to 5 p.m. daily. "Spring Forward" features three new gallery artists: Kim Carney creates "Brantlers," true "folk art" that combines wood with all varieties of materials; Linda Allan uses acrylics and layering to produce bright and bold works that leap from the canvas; Kathy Critchfield creates works in pastel featuring a wide variety of subjects.
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 is the featured artist during "As We Are," original figure paintings and drawings. Through May 15.
Bookend Coffee Co.: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Artist Lyussy Hyder prepared 18 oil paintings that includes portraits, wild and domestic life and her personal take on flowers for the show "Spring and Other Happenings" through June 8.
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. Currently featuring local acrylic artist Bud Daniels, who specializes in Alaskan scenery and wildlife. Show runs through June 15.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured artist is calligrapher Caitlin Dundon.
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. Award winning Oregon pastel and oil artist Ilene Stanfield, debuts her work, bringing a fresh impressionist perspective on the figure to tell an uncomplicated yet personal story about ourselves. Through May 15.
Also: Cole Gallery is opening a new art supply store and adding art classes and workshops there beginning in June at ARTspot, 408 Main St., Edmonds. For more information go to www.ARTspotEdmonds.com.
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. The Sculptors Workshop, a pottery cooperative, is holding their annual Spring Pottery Sale featuring hundreds of functional and decorative pieces, from birdbaths to serving trays; 2 to 8 p.m. May 11 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 in the Sculptors Workshop studio, Room 210.
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; www.edcc.edu/gallery/; "Imagine," is the 2012 student art exhibit displaying ceramics, drawing, design, graphic design, jewelry, painting, photography and sculpture. Meet the artists, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 1; up through June 8.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds; 425-640-1243; email@example.com; www.edcc/edu/artsnow; View from the EDGE -- Visual Art by 2012 EDGE Graduates. Through June 8.
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.
Edmonds Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-774-0900. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; suggested donation is $2 per adult and $1 per child; historicedmonds.org. 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; closed Saturdays and Sundays. www.everettcc.edu/gallery. Ceramics by Everett Community College instructors Thom Lee and Matthew Allison and instructional technician James Snitily will be on display through May 4. Called "Earth Tones: Containing Land and Sea," the exhibit features ceramic artwork that explores organic forms with an emphasis on texture.
Future of Flight Aviation Center: 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; www.futureofflight.org: "Giving Wings to the World": An exhibition of photographs taken around the world by Bill Stafford, retired president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. Through Nov. 1. Gallery only tickets are $10 for adults.
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; "Readymade" is a concept where ordinary objects are elevated to the status of art. It's still controversial at 100 years old. What's your opinion? Share it at this exhibit; opening bash 4 to 9 p.m. May 19; show runs through July 25.
Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St., SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com. An exhibit featuring oil paintings on canvas, mixed media fiber on panel and a variety of other mediums which have been loaned by artists Jean Bradbury, Briana Knight, K. Robinson, Karen Simonson and Kate Vrijmoet. Through the summer.
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.
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.
Meyer's Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875. weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several members of the Port Gardner Bay Watercolor Society will be showing their work including Gene Cyrus, Shannon Leah Danks, Cathy Clark, Cynthia Lundgren/Ferguson and Mike Mallory. Through May.
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; watercolor artist James McFarlane shows his paintings and prints, inspired by urban life, through May 31. McFarlane, a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, was a news artist and graphic designer at both Seattle daily newspapers.
OBrien/Osti Gallery: 2702 Colby, Everett; 425-308-2061; www.zhibit.org/obrienostiartgallery. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, third Saturday art walks and by appointment. "Flat Fish & France": Cheri O'Brien presents new gouache paintings of humorous fish and the Moulin Rouge that explores the humor in beauty and the beauty of humor. Halibut, sole and flounder touch O'Brien's funny bone with their migrating eye to one side. The Moulin Rouge paintings show O'Brien's love of theater and drama; the show runs through May 12.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday; Helen Lueken is showing soft pastels and watercolor and functional yet decorative woodwork by Lucinda VanValkenburg; opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. May 4. Through July.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; firstname.lastname@example.org. Featured are Allan Giffen and SKY, aka Staci Hutchison.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; "Magic of the Mask": Explore the people, spirituality and craft of masks with featured pieces from Africa, Mexico, South and North America. Discover how masks connect cultures and societies and why they are significant in ceremonies in various regions. The exhibit is up through June 7.
Also: "Schack Instructor Exhibit" is a group show presenting a wide variety of work by current art instructors. Through July 9.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. "Portals, Passages and Pet Portraits," photography by Gail Benefield whose 40 pictures range from man-made objects to Southwest themes, emphasizing texture and color and the abstract quality of artifacts and architecture. Through May 11.
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. Colorful and bold paintings by Pam Penning; opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. May 19; up through May.
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360; www.wickedcellars.com. Featuring for April the art and wine of graffiti artist and local winemaker Micole Miller of Furion Cellars.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com; John Ursillo takes the medium of colored pencils to stunning levels; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. May 4; exhibit up through May.
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. A double delight of trees with lith photography by Skip Smith, whose trees have an antique quality, and oil paintings by Kent Lovelace, who is known for his radiant landscapes; opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. May 5; up through May 28.
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. Ron Kasprisin is a watercolor artist, painting on and about his travels throughout Alaska, Canada, the Pacific Northwest and Italy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. "Metal Invitational" highlights the skills of 20 artists who specialize in metal and a range of scales, from gates and furniture to freestanding sculptural works.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com. Fantasy homes emerge from the artistry of Mary Jo Oxrieder who unveils her latest series of homes from our childhood play times that emerge from lovely landscapes or sprout from the sides of cliffs; also a preview of newest gallery artist, Primo D. Smith, whose jewelry creations are made of handcut gemstones. Opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk and Wine Tasting 5 to 8 p.m. May 4. Up through May 31.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com. "Birds & Nests - the Art of Spring" is a group show displaying the theme in a variety of ways, including natural fiber nests, welded steel sculpture, handblown glass and handmade jewelry, encaustics and other paintings, handwoven silk and ceramics; opening reception with music and refreshments 5 to 8 p.m. May 4. Show is up through May.
Stanwood House: The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 9915 270th St. NW, Stanwood; visitors are welcome by appointment; call 360-629-4933 or go to www.stanwoodhouse.com.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Painter Moe Jerome presents "Spring Garden On Canvas" and woodcarver Arlo Morganweck are featured artists through May.
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. "Veruska Vagen: Somewhere in Time" features Stanwood-based glass artist Veruska Vagen who pays homage to paintings of the past with a technique she developed, called dot de verre: tiny colored glass dots arranged in grid patterns and kiln fired; through June 10.
Also: "Tulipieres: The Tulip Vase Revisited," features 33 Northwest ceramic artists and "Works on Paper," featuring collage, etchings, gouache, intaglio, mixed media, monotypes, oil, and silkscreen, all with paper as the support material. Both through June 10.
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. Internationally renowned artist Doug Aitken will create "Mirror," a site-specific work that will be integrated into the facade of SAM's downtown building. "Mirror" is in development and expected to be installed in the early part of 2013.
Puget Sound area artists: Submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2012 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for the event taking place Sept. 7 to 9. A $200 prize, sponsored by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, will be awarded. The winner will be announced June 11. More information and entry form available at www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/ or email email@example.com. Entries must be received by May 25.
The Anacortes Arts Commission: Entries for the third annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition are being accepted through July 12. Entries must be existing pieces of artwork that are for sale. A $200 stipend will be paid to the successful artists. For more information call Gary Robinson at the Anacortes Arts Commission, 360-293-1918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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