“Complex Threads”: This collection of work from the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts in La Conner takes textiles beyond simple embroidery to the modern-day world of industrial and experimental materials with works 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 opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Schack Art Center, and is on view through Feb. 16. Go to www.schack.org for more information.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
All Aboard: 2507 Broadway, Everett; 425-327-5533.
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; the gallery’s newest artist is Cathy Loftus, a photographer specilizing in vintage trucks and farm equipment.
Balefire: 1801 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-7248; www.balefirebar.com.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Oil and acrylic painter Karla Rae Matista is featured through Jan. 4.
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.
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. The gallery is featuring the works on canvas of Andrea Gabriel of Bellingham who is also the author of “My Favorite Bear”; up through Jan. 15.
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; Dianna Shyne exhibits “Birds of a Feather … Sing Together,” her song bird collection through Jan. 2.
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.
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, Jan. 14 to 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.
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; “Winters of Yesteryear” runs through Jan. 27 and features the bygone days of winter with vintage skates, skiis, sleds and historic photos; suggested donation $5 per adult and $2 per child.
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/. “The Spirit of Observation,” an exhibit that blends art with science with drawings and illustrations from 12 artists who specilize in scientific illustration. Up from Jan. 7 to Feb. 1 with a public reception noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 10.
Fisherman’s Market &Grill: 1032 West Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday; children’s art show through Jan. 2 featuring students of artist Nickki Wheeler.
Fogdog Gallery: 233 North Olympic Ave., Arlington; 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com. Presenting more than 70 different artists.
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; paintings and lampwork jewelry by JR Hawse in the exhibit “Call of the Wild and Wonderful” through December.
A Guilded Gallery: 8700 271st St., Stanwood; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; this is the new Stanwood Camano Arts Guild gallery, run as a co-op with more than 40 artists.
Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St., SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com. “Eight from Artech” is a new group exhibit of works from artists who work at Seattle’s Artech, an art handling and collection management company. Through Dec. 31.
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. The participants of All Aboard are showing their artwork during the month of December; painter Shawn Southwick will be featured during the month of January.
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; Mona T. Smiley-Fairbanks Exhibit featuring prints that Smiley-Fairbanks says expresses “the concern for our waning environment while documenting its dynamic resiliency”; through Dec. 31.
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; a tree-themed show of 10 local artists’ work for the month of December, including artists’ interpretations of trees through paintings, photography, jewelry and encaustics.
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.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; email@example.com.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; Marcia Burnham presents watercolor, pastel, oil pastel, acrylic paintings, charcoal and graphite drawings through Jan. 11. There are 25 pieces in this exhibit showcasing landscapes, still lifes and equine art.
Stormy Lake Pottery: 6132 195th Ave., SE Snohomish; 360-568-2978; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Vertigo Rising Gallery: 1806 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-344-2768.
We Do Art: 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-238-2585; wedoart.net; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; owner Beth Glass will be showing some of her vertical gardens and other local artists will also be featured.
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. Through December the gallery is featuring works by Ursula Stocke, Judith Jackson, Josey Wise and Drummer Sanders
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360; www.wickedcellars.com/.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com; featured artist for December is jeweler Kent Sanders, presenting jewelry along with tables made from remnant granite and steel.
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; the annual “Small Pleasures” show has artists bringing in special offerings with the caveat that the price be under $500; through December.
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.
Freeland Art Studios: 1660 Roberta Ave., Freeland; freelandartstudios.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.”Honey, I Shrunk The Art” is the 22nd Annual Small Works Show with 40 artists working in glass, sculptures and paintings; through Jan. 27.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The annual Holiday Show features smaller works with smaller prices by gallery artists; 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.
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front Street, Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; artist Dale Reiger casts glass into sculptures, bowls, plates and tables; his work is up through December. On Jan. 14, meet Judy Skinner starting at 10 a.m. who will demonstrate the pastel medium.Skinner works in pastel and watercolor and has been painting for more than 25 years.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com; featuring the work of 24 gallery artists who are “Home for the Holidays,” offering a selection of work in an affordable price range; through Jan. 1.
Seagrass Gallery at Islander’s Restaurant: 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; www.seagrassgallery.com.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays; “Hundred Bucks Show” through December that features items priced at $100 or less.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 2nd Annual “Art Under $100” Show through Dec. 31. Also, whimsical artist Cheri O’Brien is showing her unique pieces of furniture and has embarked on a 1,000 hand-painted bar-stool series. O’Brien’s pieces are up through February with a public reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5.
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. “Pilchuck: IDEAS”: This is in celebration of 50 years of studio glass work produced at Pilchuck Glass School, featuring pieces from the permanent collection rarely seen off the school’s campus by some of the most important artists working in the medium; through Jan. 1.
Also: “Circular”: An exhibit of pieces from the permanent collection that considers the meaning and influence of the circular form; through Jan. 1.
La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum: 703 S Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288; www.laconnerquilts.com; “The Best of the Festival,” an exhibit of the outstanding entries that were judged to be the best at our 2012 Quilt Festival, through Dec. 30.
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. “Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris” and “Elles: SAM – Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists;” the exhibit runs through Jan. 13. SAM is the only U.S. venue for this display of more than 130 works of art by 75 forward-thinking women artists from 1909 to 2007, including Sonia Delaunay, Frida Kahlo, Dora Maar, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman and the Guerrilla Girls.
Seattle Asian Art Museum: 1400 East Prospect St., Seattle; 206-654-3100; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission $7 and $5, free ages 12 and under.
SAM Gallery: 1220 Third Ave.; 206-343-1101; firstname.lastname@example.org; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
“Perspectives”: Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 701 Fifth Ave., Columbia Center Building, Suite 310, Seattle; 206-624-0543; www.womenpainters.com; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Jan. 4. The gallery is free and open to the public to see this group art exhibition, showcasing the diversity of 18 member artists from the greater Puget Sound region.
Cafe Zippy: artists of all ages who have been or who are homeless will get the chance to show their art at Cafe Zippy. Contact Interfaith Association of Northwest for details. Art will be accepted through Jan. 11. Cafe Zippy is NOT the drop off point for art work. Call Interfaith at 425-252-6672. The art will be on display from Jan. 19 though Feb. 12.