Spiritual Expression Through Nature: This community art show is an all ages show for artists to share their spiritual expression through photos, painting, drawing and mixed media; opening night reception 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 10, Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, 5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Family Hands-On Art Night and hosted viewing, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 17 and hosted viewing 3 to 6 p.m. May 18. For more information call the Mukilteo Arts Guild 425-423-0450.
Dick Matthies’ bite-sized art opening: 6 p.m. May 10 at Firelight Bistro, 10007 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-7575. Contemporary American artist Dick Matthies shows a sampler of bite-sized works mostly done in watercolor and acrylics; Matthies is also known for putting art on the walls at the Okay Hotel in Seattle when grunge bands were getting their start there in the 1990s. The show is free; wine tasting with small bites for $15.
“Make it Now”: You can let Mom be a glass artist on Mother’s Day at Schack’s Hot Shop glassblowing event 12 to 4 p.m. May 12 at Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. “Make it Now” are brief glassblowing experiences where guests work with a staff member to create a glass float, paperweight, or heart. Tickets are $45 for Schack members and $50 for non-members. Online at schack.org/events or call 425-259-5050.
Exhibits: Snohomish County
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “Arts &Letters,” where the written word becomes an element of design. Up through June 2.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St. No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org. “May Flowers”make attractive art subjects so see the beauty in flowers in oils, glass, watercolors, stone, pastels and pencil. Also, Mother’s Day Celebration: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 with chocolates, beverages, and art.
“Untold Stories of Two Artists”: A one night exhibition featuring lifelong friends Kimi J. Hansen, a fine arts painter, and Kari Schertzinger, photographer. Their exhibit is a narrative of their lives as artists from their early pieces to their current works; 5 to 9 p.m. May 16, at Artworks, 201 Second Ave. S, Edmonds.
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: “Solitude,” an exhibit of photographs by Northwest artist Ian Morrison; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. May 16; up through June 18.
Cole Gallery &Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net; “Doggie Divas and the People Who Love Them — Paintings of dogs and their people,” by Patty Forte Linna who will show her pastel and oil paintings of dogs and their handlers from through June 1. The artist will also be teaching a workshop at Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery, on how to paint and draw your pet in best light and style, June 22 and 23.
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. “Into the Garden: Sculptors Workshop Show and Semi-Annual Pottery Sale” has the work of sculptors and potters of the Sculptors Workshop with each artist expressing what they enjoy about the garden; May 10 through June 4.
Also: Sculptors Workshop has their semi-annual pottery sale 1 to 8 p.m. May 10 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, Frances Anderson Center Room 210, 700 Dayton Ave., Edmonds.
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. “Willadene Torbenson: Mixed Media Paintings” shows the skill of building a painting from colorful layers of sculpted paper into the third dimension. Torbenson will give a live demonstration of her skills 5 to 7 p.m. May 16 at the Third Thursday ArtWalk. On view through June 17.
Edmonds Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-774-0900. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.
Fisherman’s Market &Grill: 1032 West Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. “Women In Photography,” featuring local photographer Kendall Shea, owner of Kendall Lauren Photography, along with Lara Schadee and Kelly Matheson; up through May 29.
Also: A natural fiber dying class will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18. For more information email Artloftsisters@yahoo.com.
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. Eve Ingraham shares her paintings and jewelry that reflect a European trip to Venice and beyond; up 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. “Lisa Myers Bulmash Mixed Media Exhibit” of acrylics, paper and ephemera on printed materials such as greeting cards, bookmarks and ticket stubs; up through May 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. Featuring local artists and twin brothers Daniel and Mike Burroughs; Daniel’s body of work includes oil paintings of rural and man made landscapes, old factory buildings and trucks; Mike is a retired architectural illustrator and does detailed sketches of Whidbey Island scenery and surrounding areas; up through the end of May.
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 photographer Winston Rockwell whose landscape and micro-environment photos have been published in Life Images and National Geographic.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org. “The Creative World of Book Arts,” through May 28 which explores books as works of art.
And: “Interpretations” exhibit of artwork by Denney Juvenile Justice Center and Cocoon House youth; through May 29.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A new acrylic and mixed media exhibit of abstract paintings and collages by Duane Simshauser called “Rock On, Baby!” comprised of 13 works which curator Lyussy Hyder calls “abstract at its best.” The exhibit runs through July 12.
Stunningly Strange Gallery: 407 Main St., Edmonds; www.stunninglystrange.com; 425-697-0420 or email@example.com. Owner and artist Kaitlin Phillips Goodey will be unveiling her new whimsical circus-inspired installment of her show called “The Family Strange.” The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. May 16; through May.
We Do Art: 5612 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-238-2585; wedoart.net; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. During the Everett Art Walk, Ron Paynter will be the featured artist exhibiting “Lamps from Nature,” with a wine tasting, hosted by Young’s Columbia Distributing, and refreshments, 4 to 7 p.m. May 18.
Wisedesignz: 2908 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-259-2361; www.wisedesignz. Abstract oil painter Jamie Tuttle exhibits “Summer Observations” through May with an opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. May 18.
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360; www.wickedcellars.com/. “The Oils of Ursula Stocke,” a Pacific Northwest artist since 1995, Stocke paints primarily in oils and the influence of both the impressionist and fauvist movements; up through mid-May.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com. Featuring fiber artist Teri Jo Summer during 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 Matter of Taste” features painters Faye Castle, Gail Davis, Cary Jurriaans, Joni Reed and Jason Waskey; up through May 27.
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; featuring David Rogan-Levine of DRL Photography.
Freeland Art Studios: 1660 Roberta Ave., Freeland; freelandartstudios.com; 2nd annual Freeland Art Studios Open House, noon to 4 p.m. May 19. Refreshments served.
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 gallery’s newest artists are: Marcia Muchnick, free form pottery; Michael Watkins, photography; Ron Apgar fused glass and Gay Shuell, carved and embellished gourds.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. May exhibit includes Eric Eschenbach’s recent encaustic works, as well as paintings in oil and Katrina Hude’s blown glass.
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front St., Coupeville; 360-678-1176; www.penncovegallery.com/; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday; Linnane Armstrong is the featured artist for May. Meet her from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 where she will display and discuss block printing.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com. The lighter side of art is presented in “The Ravens of Mae: Whimsical Ravens Share the Wisdom of Mae West,” new artwork by Windwalker Taibi through June 6.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com. Sculptor Dan Freeman and painter Angele Woolery will be featured artists to help celebrate the gallery’s five-year marker. Freeman combines wood with metal, or metal with stone, creating in and outdoor displays; Woolery is exhibiting her vivid oil landscapes and pastel flowers; up through June 3.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; featured artists for May are Jandellyn &Johnanthan Ward of Winfield Designs presenting 2-D and 3-D metal works and Pat Brookes, showing acrylic and watercolor paintings.
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; “Rik Allen: Seeker”: Allen lands his interstellar sculptural works in the main gallery with his metal and glass spaceships evoking the galaxies; up through June 9.
Also: “Allen Moe: The Earth Below” illustrates the interactions of sand, water, and gravity at the mouth of the Skagit River; up through June 9.
And: “Structures from the Permanent Collection” is a multiple media grouping of architectural landscapes and sculptures; up through June 9.
La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum: 703 S Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288; www.laconnerquilts.com.