Stanwood House: The gallery is presenting “On the Edge of History: Ancient Motifs in Ceramic Art” which will include basket pots by Roger Cocke, pit fired vessels by Rose Moore, faux archaeology by Jack Gunter from his series “Secrets of Mount Vernon Culture” and “Bowls of Blessing” (the Twelve Tribes) by Bezalel-Levy. The opening is 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 23 at Stanwood House, 9915 270th St. NW, Stanwood. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 46th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and then through April and visitors are welcome by appointment. Call 360-629-4933 or go to www.stanwoodhouse.com.
“Birdnote and Art Reception”: BirdNote, a popular NPR radio series, and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will host a bird-themed art reception beginning at 6 p.m. March 20 at WICA, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. The show will feature sculpture, glass, and paintings from more than 20 local artists. The art show is free. For more information call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631.
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. A collection of paintings covering a variety of subjects by Michael McDevitt. Through April 21.
All Aboard: 2507 Broadway, Everett; 425-327-5533. A retrospective art show with all past and current art works on display through March.
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 starting with open public reception 4 to 7 p.m. March 17 at Everett Art Walk.
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. Through March.
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.
Balefire: 1801 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-7248; www.balefirebar.com. March’s featured artist is Nanci Thomas displaying her acrylics and watercolors; also displayed are Ray Edward’s oil paintings, a long India ink scroll by Holly Mattie and two of Kat Miller’s creative pieces in the window. Through April 20.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Lily Chang’s “The Beauty of Eastern Buddhist Art”features the Chinese elaborate painting style using tempera with glue on silk or rice paper. Through April 26.
BoxyQueens Gallery of Awesome: 1800 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-740-3631; www.boxyqueens.com, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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 is Kathleen Faulkner, a jewelry artist and painter.
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. March’s featured artist is Jeff White, majestic paintings of the great American landscape. Through April 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. The National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts is holding the national clay conference in Seattle. In conjunction with this event, Sculptors Workshop artists will be featured in a juried show March 19 through April 24. Clay can be functional and expressive; it can have colorful or somber tones, be glazed, stained or painted. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. March 29.
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/; “Dinner for Two by Five,” pottery instructor, Dan Neish, curates this exhibit of functional pottery based on dinnerware by Northwest artists Pat Espey, Akiko Graham, Kristin Nelson, Chris Ransom, and Mark Strom. Through April 20.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds; 425-640-1243; email@example.com; www.edcc.edu/artsnow; “Who We Are” features paintings by Lynn Scott and Tracy Felix Fraker and artisan jewelry by Robin Westbrook. Scott paints still lifes without boundaries in encaustic or acrylic mixed media. Fraker uses various techniques in acrylic on canvas. Westbrook creates one of a kind, hand beaded, contemporary jewelry using mixed media and Swarovski crystals. Through April 13.
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 March 25 through May 4. Called “Earth Tones: Containing Land and Sea,” the exhibit features ceramic artwork that explores organic forms with an emphasis on texture; the three artists will speak about their work at a reception from noon to 2 p.m. April 5.
Fogdog Gallery: 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com. Fogdog gallery has relocated to new gallery space at 233 North Olympic Ave., Arlington.
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.
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. Artist Janet Myer uses diverse subject matter and media to convey recurring themes that reflect traditions and sometimes legends from the Cowlitz Tribe, of which she is a member. John Alpine is also displaying lovely stills of pears and other fruit. Through March.
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. The Marla French Exhibit displays landscape paintings that French hopes evokes thought, a memory or an emotion. Through March 31. Also for March and April, paintings by Angela Bandurka Hoskins.
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. “March Madness” with discounts of 10 to 50 percent on selected artworks, including paintings, prints, glass work, clothing, furniture and more.
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; featured artists for March are photographer Gene Dwiggins, whose large panoramas are built of dozens of individual photographs pieced together like a collage, and Marge Dwiggins, whose leather tooling is framed in styles ranging from Celtic to Persian.
Schack Art Center: 2919 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; “Embracing the Edge, Working in Clay in the Pacific Northwest”:Coinciding with the 46th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Schack will present works in clay by established reputations and emerging talents — lending vitality and fresh perspective to the medium. Through April 19.
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. Nikki Wheeler’s original oils are featured in March; opening reception during Everett Art Walk 4 to 7 p.m. March 17.
Wicked Cellars: 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-299-3360; www.wickedcellars.com. The art and wine of graffiti artist and local winemaker Micole Miller of Furion Cellars will be featured at the Everett Art Walk and wine tasting, 4 to 7 p.m. March 17.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com; the group show, “Mystical March” has artists exhibiting something in their collection reflecting mystical, magical March with artwork inspired by the Emerald Isle, St. Patricks’s Day, the first day of spring and the first golden daffodil of 2012.
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. With the one word “Sun” as a prompt, gallery artists have created works that in some way celebrate that golden orb, sharing a sunny glow in their bronze work, paintings, textiles, furniture and photography. Up through April 2.
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. The gallery is offering a suite of art classes, from life drawing to fused glass through March 23. To register call the gallery or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Mike Morgan, a woodworking artist who specializes in creating custom designed tables and furniture.
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.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Colin Sulgrove will exhibit his new photographs during his first show at the gallery. The gallery will also be showing wood fired and porcelain works by ceramic artist Jodi Willenborg-Cable. Through April 2.
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. Explore the virtually limitless world of ceramic sculpture, from the diminutive to the monumental, the figure to the abstract, there are endless possibilities for expression in the form of ceramic sculpture in “Locally Grown: Thrown and Hand-built Clay Show.” Through April 8.
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. “Spring Bouquet” showcases stained glass mosaics by Sandra and Carl Bryant, a team that creates beautiful handmade, high quality glass and ceramic mosaics for commercial, public and residential spaces and have just finished a rich new series of mosaic wall art especially for this show. Through April 2.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com. The annual spring Juried Exhibition of The Northwest Collage Society offering a wide variety of styles well represented by 45 pieces of art by 28 artists. Through April 4.
Seagrass Gallery at Islander’s Restaurant: 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; www.seagrassgallery.com. Acrylics by local artist Coleen Allen, whose latest passion is Western and rodeo images. Through March 31.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Artists Karen Schroeder and Lisa Reynolds offer vibrant color palettes, nature, whimsy, and ecology combined in unique works.Through April 30.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured artist for March is Sue Owen in the exhibit “Big Sur Coast,” inspired by the legendary central California region between Carmel and San Simeon of ecological diversity where fog loving Coastal Redwoods thrive in the deep canyons. Through March 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. “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; opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. March 24; 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.