Stanwood House: The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 9915 270th St. NW, Stanwood, during the 46th Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts; visitors are welcome by appointment. Call 360-629-4933 or go to www.stanwoodhouse.com. The gallery presents “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; through April.
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 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. Michael McDevitt’s “Dancers and Figures” in oil and watercolor through April 21.
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.
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.
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. The featured artist is Jeff White’s 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 through April 24.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 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.
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. Lynnwood Art Commission presents artist, author and illustrator Li-Feng Chiu and the photography of Michael Wittenbrink. Chiu’s pastels feature charming animals and colorful landscapes. Wittenbrink’s work incorporates a new form of photography, High Dynamic Range or HDR. Through April 19.
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. Painter Gordana Curgus is showing her work through April.
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. Northwest photographer F. Lee Donahoe is featured in “Spirit 2,” a collection of black and white and sepia toned works that bring normal, everyday things to life. His photographic style accentuates painting with light and textures. The show runs through April 30.
Mukilteo Art &Frame: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 408, Mukilteo; 425-315-8506. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Paintings by Angela Bandurka Hoskins through April.
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.
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 April are Kent and Roberta Baker, photography, and Mary Simmons, fused glass. Opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. April 6.
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. For April, artist Yuming Zhu with opening reception during the Everett Art Walk4 to 7 p.m. April 21.
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; the group show, “April Showers,” will feature works inspired by spring rains and May flowers such as tulips. First Friday reception 5 to 8 p.m. April 6. Wine tasting is available and light snacks will be served.
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. “Flights of Fancy” opens with a public reception 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 as the gallery welcomes the traditional month of rebirth with Janie Cribbs, a masterful acrylics painter, and Sara Saltee, a 3-D mixed media artist, in a show filled with flight, color and a touch of whimsy. Up through April 30.
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. 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. The gallery celebrates spring with works for and of the garden. This year will include pieces of outdoor furniture; more than 20 artists will be exhibiting works in various media.
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. “Our Earth in Tapestry and Stone”: Windwalker Taibi is the featured artist during April’s celebration of Earth, premiering new hand woven tapestry purses and wall hangings. All of his weavings are made from his hand spun yarns, many of which are embellished with antique and designer buttons, shells, driftwood, beads and a array of bright shiny objects. First Friday Artwalk and Wine Tasting 5 to 8 p.m. April 6. Show up through May 3.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com. “New Encaustics” by Kathleen Otley, who has created all new work which incorporate avian imagery with three dimensional aspects. For Otley, ancient folktales mingle with the continuity of birds heralding the end of winter’s stark beauty and the promise of spring’s new life; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. April 6 with refreshments and music by Nathaniel Talbot; up through May 2.
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. 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 artists for April are Pat Brookes and Johnathan and Jandellyn Ward. The Wards design and create functional art pieces using recycled steel for a variety of home and garden art, wall plaques, custom gates and fences; Brookes currently concentrates on painting in watercolor and acrylics; opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. April 7. Up through April 31.
Pleasant Ridge Gallery: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1929 Rexville Road, Mount Vernon. The show will feature 30 local artists during the Skagit Tulip Festival from April 6 to April 22. Opening night reception 5 to 8 p.m. April 6 featuring Campbell Road, traditional music of Ireland and Scotland.
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. “Gauguin &Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” a landmark show highlighting the complex relationship between Paul Gauguin’s work and the art and culture of Polynesia; includes about 50 of Gauguin’s brilliantly hued paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Through April 29.
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. “Colors of the Oasis” is dazzling textiles created in the oasis cities of Central Asia, featuring 65 ikat textiles primarily from Uzbekistan, where these cloths emerged in the 19th century; heralds the recent revival of the ikat technique and growing global popularity of this aesthetic through popular design houses such as Oscar de la Renta, J. Crew, West Elm and Pottery Barn. Through Aug. 5.
SAM Gallery: 1220 Third Ave.; 206-343-1101; email@example.com; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; “Introductions” showcases eight artists who are new to the gallery.
Call to Artists: You are invited to apply to the 55th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Art Show. All entries must be completed online. For the 2012 prospectus, visit the Edmonds Arts Festival website at www.edmondsartsfestival.com. Application deadline is April 13. Contact information is Edmonds Arts Festival, Juried Gallery, P.O. Box 212, Edmonds, WA 98020, or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.edmondsartsfestival.com.
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 promotion of the event taking place Sept. 7 to 9. A $200 prize, sponsored by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, will be awarded to the winner. The winner will be announced June 11. More information and entry form available at http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/ or email email@example.com. Entries must be received by May 25.