The Great Northwest Glass Quest: Feb. 15 through Feb. 24; go on a treasure hunt for hand-blown glass balls done by artist Mark Ellinger. “Clueballs” will be hidden at host businesses and in community sites around the Stanwood-Camano area. Find a clueball and return it to the location identified inside for a limited edition glass treasure. An event guidebook identifying where the clueballs are hidden will be available at the Stanwood and Camano chamber offices and at A Guilded Gallery &Snow Goose Bookstore in Stanwood and Camano Island Coffee Roasters starting Feb. 15. You also can find them at the Windermere Realtor offices at Terry’s Corner. For more information go to www.thegreatnwglassquest.com.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “Encaustic, Encaustic,” features wax as a medium in a larger display space with works by Gale Johansen, Wendy Lee Lynds, Judith Jackson and the art of Chaim Bezalel and Yonnah Ben Levy. Through March 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.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St. No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org; Black-and-white vintage photographs by Cathy Loftus are featured in February.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Bookend is temporarily closed; stay tuned for reopening news.
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. The gallery is featuring in-house art instructors Coleen Allen, Dawn Poplin and Bobbi Samples through Feb. 28.
Cafe Zippy: 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-303-0474; www.zippysjava.com/; open 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Christopher Framing &Gallery: 537 Main St.,Edmonds; 425-778-5150; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. The featured artist is painter Pam Penning.
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; Gallery Anniversary Show where more than 40 participating artists and more than 80 paintings and works in sculpture are featured. Each artist brings two to three new pieces. Up through Feb. 18.
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. An exhibit of Catherine Gill’s paintings, all done mostly in the last three years and are river scenes done plein air in Washington state; on view through March 13.
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; http://www.edcc.edu/gallery/. “Interpolated Spheres” deconstructs the Korean adoptee process with mixed media works by Nari Baker, Darius Morrison and Christina Seong. Up through March 12; meet the artists 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 1.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds; 425-640-1243; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.edcc.edu/artsnow; “Visions of the Chinese Garden Photography Show” features photographs by Ray Pfortner and 15 of his photography students; up through March 15.
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. “The Owl &the Woodpecker” presents photographs from Paul Bannick, who examines the intertwined life histories of owls and woodpeckers with 15 photographic prints of owl and woodpecker species found in the Pacific Northwest, along with text panels, and birdcalls and drumming sound recordings by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart; on view through April 14.
Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundays. “Lindstrom: A Retrospective — 60 Years of Photography”; John Lindstrom presents ancient relics, athletic action, family snapshots and lots of vegetables and flowers. On view through March 15. Special hours for reception beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 15.
Fisherman’s Market &Grill: 1032 West Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Featuring works from the Port Gardner Watercolor Society and artists Cynthia Ferguson, Cathy Clark, Gene Cyrus and Mike Mallory that include landscapes, people, boats and animals. On view through March 2.
Gallery North: 509 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946; www.gallerynorthedmonds.com/; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. “Mosaic Love” features the work of Christy Rommel, including colorful landscapes, mosaic mirrors and tables. On view through February.
A Guilded Gallery: 8700 271st St., Stanwood; www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. “Art Aloft,” the guild’s annual judged show features works by members of The Stanwood Camano Arts Guild. Open to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17.
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. Sundays, 425-670-5518; http://tinyurl.com/3g2z24y.
Meyer’s Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875; weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everett artist Roxy Gesler is showing her new body of work, metal relief, through February; opening reception noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16.
Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722; 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; Jannelle Loewen Pastel Class Exhibit featuring pastels by local artist and instructor Jannelle Loewen and her students Bev Birmele, Kathy Berg, and Glenda Wilson. On view through Feb. 28.
Mukilteo Art &Frame: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 408, Mukilteo; 425-315-8506; www.mukilteoartandframe.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Featuring local artists Eileen Sorg and Deon Matzen for February. Sorg is a mixed media artist whose subject matter includes birds along with insects, amphibians, and mammals; Matzen is an oil painter who does vanishing rural America.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday; featuring colored pencil artist Eileen Sorg, who uses animals in most of her work — whimsically and realistically.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org.”Complex Threads”: This collection of work from the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts in La Conner takes textiles to new levels with industrial and experimental materials and pieces that include large 3-D wall hangings, intricate vessels, contemporary fiber art, multimedia and soft sculptures. As center founder Harker said: “The items exemplify the skills in design, media, and technique that are the hallmark of our courses;” the exhibit is on view through Feb. 16. Go to www.schack.org for more information.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. “Premonitions and Remembrance,” is an exhibit of paintings and installations by Mike Adams, an abstract visionary of 3-D art; up through April 12.
Stunningly Strange Gallery: 407 Main St., Edmonds; www.stunninglystrange.com; 425.697.0420 or email@example.com. This new gallery will display whimsical, surrealistic, and mixed media art; owner Kaitlin Phillips Goodey will be the first to display her own artwork, inspired by fairy tales and memories.
We Do Art: 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-238-2585; wedoart.net; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Dawn Westmoreland is the featured artist. A wine tasting will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in conjunction with the Everett Art Walk.
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. Mixed media artist Juliette Ricci Lagman presents “New Horizons” a collection of new works. Artist reception during Everett Art Walk, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Up through February.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com. Gaylen Whiteman is the featured artist for February bringing her “Hearts Desire” exhibit of watercolor and oil paintings, framed Giclee prints and cards with her favorite subjects — people, animals and sunsets.
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. “Mending Hearts”features sculptor Sue Taves, photographer Michael Stadler and mixed media artist Zia Gipson who present the ancient symbol of love and life — the heart; up through Feb. 25.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. “Komikon” explores how art has been impacted by comic books, cartoons, graphic novels and computerized animation; up through February.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102.”Artists in Love, with Life and Each Other” is a joint exhibit of gallery owners and artists Mary Jo Oxrieder and Windwalker Taibi that is up through Feb. 28. Hearts are the theme with Oxrieder featuring miniature paintings, framed mixed media pieces and handmade heart cards and Taibi offering his “Raven’s in Love” series.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; Art for “Hearts &Hammers Benefit,” featuring original art from more than 30 island artists with sales benefitting South Whidbey’s Hearts and Hammers. Through Feb. 25.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. “Figuratively Speaking: Art of and for the Body”: featured artists through February are Fara Mazzola Wexler, Sandy Housego, Hank Nelson, Carol Hurless and Ron Kasprisin.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; “Hearts on Parade,” where artists present unique 4-inch decorated art hearts through Feb. 28; artist Cheri O’Brien continues to show her whimsical hand-painted bar-stool series through February.
Schack Art Center’s new Free Fridays Open Art Studio: On certain Friday afternoons every month the Schack, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. is opening up Studios 1 and 2 for interested artists who want to paint, draw, or enjoy some creative company. Artists bring their own supplies and Schack provides the space. Preregistration is not required but artists must check in at the front counter. Free Fridays are noon to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 15; March 8 and March 22. For more information call 425-259-5050 or online at www.schack.org.
Stone Carving Workshop and Retreat: April 26, 27 and 28, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island. Three day workshop is designed to accommodate beginning and experienced sculptors with instruction covering history, concepts, processes, techniques, materials, and tools; working with Neolithic stone and loaner tools available. Instructor is Master Stone Carver Tracy Powell. Cost: $365 and includes instruction, catered lunches every day, dinner Friday and Saturday and party Saturday. RSVP with deposit due by Feb. 25. For further information and full package mailed to you call Karla Matzke 360-387-2759 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Artists: To apply to the 56th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Art Show. All entries must be completed online. For the 2013 prospectus, visit the Edmonds Arts Festival website at www.edmondsartsfestival.com. Application deadline is March 30. For more information contact Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Gallery, P.O. Box 212, Edmonds, WA 98020 or email@example.com or www.facebook.com/edmondsartsfestival.